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Summary: Discusses how to protect ourselves and our families from the Devil's attempts to steal our testimony.

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Recovering Stolen Property

"The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly." (John 10:10)

INTRODUCTION: The son of God reveals much about the nature of our adversary in this verse. He calls him not simply “a Thief” but “The Thief”. The Greek word is klep'-tace; and it is from this word that we get our term “kleptomania” meaning the urge to steal. Satan is a compulsive liar and thief. Here are some things Satan will try to steal from you:

1. YOUR FRIENDS Ps 55:12-14 (Ahithophel)

Satan will seek to steal your friends through:

A. DECEPTION (False or Foolish Friends)

(1 Tim. 1:18-20 Hymenaeus and Alexander)

2 Cor. 11:2 "But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtlety, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ."

B. CORRUPTION James 4:1-4 (Filthy Friends)

Demas hath forsaken me having loved this present world…” 2 Tim 4:10

1) Satan has drawn many away hoping to draw others after them. (Pr. 1)

C. CONFUSION: Job 19:19-21 (Fickle Friends) (Prov 17:17)

"A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity." 1) 1) Job’s friends came to comfort, but stayed to condemn.

2) Job was passing through a confusing set of circumstances that no one understood.

3) God wanted to grow Job and deliver him from the bitterness over his friends treatment. Job 42;10 "And the LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends:"

2. YOUR FAMILY (Ps. 127)

> Your children who were once prayed for and dedicated to God.

> Your affection for your spouse who you once vowed to love and cherish.

Satan will seek to steal your family through:

A. BUSY-NESS:

1) Preoccupation with personal agendas

2) There are three types of Child training:

a) Child Centered Parenting “Whatever you want”

b) Parent Centered Parenting. “Because I said so”

c) God and Goal Centered Parenting. Pr. 22:6

B. LAZI-NESS: Good relationships are hard work!!!

1) It’s too much work to correct the past mistakes.

C. HAZI-NESS:

1) We fail to recognize the signs of deterioration.

3. YOUR FELLOWSHIP (1 Jn 1) (Or your First Love {Rev 2:1-5})

Satan will seek to steal your fellowship through:

A. FORGET-FULNESS Vs 1-4 “Remember from whence thou art fallen…” Rev. 2:5

1) What We’ve learned. Heb. 12:5 "And ye have forgotten the

exhortation which speaketh unto you "

2) How We’re loved. Jer. 31:3 "I have loved thee with an everlasting love:."

Ps. 103:2 "Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:"

3) Who We Loved “Lovest thou me more than these?” Jn 21:15

B. NEGLECT-FULNESS Vs 5,6 “Do thy first works…” Rev. 2:5

Heb. 2:1 "Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip."

1) Many relationships die a slow death from the poison of neglect.

C. BITTER-NESS Vs 6 “remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.” Rev 2:5


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