Summary: Satan plants snake eggs of evil thoughts in our minds and we act like Spiderman to shoot a web of deceit to make others believe that we are something that we are not.
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Pastor James May
SPIDERMAN AND THE SNAKE EGGS
Youth Rally Sermon
"Spiderman" is a movie that is out right now that is about a young man who is bitten by some kind of mutant spider in a science research facility. In a short time, he is forever changed. He is no longer just another man on the street but he is changed internally.
That’s the way the sin strikes at the heart of man. If you think that the scene where the spider walks up and sinks his fangs into the skin of Spiderman, that is nothing compared to the fangs of sin that Satan sinks into your heart.
That old serpent, the Devil, Leviathan, strikes with his fangs of death, penetrates your heart and mind, and destroys your soul and you are forever changed. There is no power within you to get rid of his control over you. It can only come through the Blood of Christ!
Once sin has entered your heart, you are forever changed. When Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden of Eden, all of life changed for them. They lost their immortality and now the body of flesh that we live in is dying day by day – because of sin. Their lives of perfect peace, joy, love and fellowship with God ended and now we have lives that are described short and full of trouble – because of the bite of the serpent of sin. Their world of beauty and perfection suddenly filled with thorns, darkness and despair, and so we live today in a troubled society with wars and threats of war all around us, famines, earthquakes and other natural disasters. Our world is a hostile environment – because of the fangs of sin.
Spiderman, in the movie, dresses up in a brightly colored suit to disguise himself and becomes a crime fighter, who flies through the streets of the city on a web that he fires from his wrist that attaches itself and becomes as strong as a cable. That may make for a cute story and an entertaining film but I want you to know that the bite of sin in your heart doesn’t leave room for cute. It is deadly and devastating to the life of youth and people of any age.
The bite of sin brings you under bondage and holds you like a web. In fact, God, speaking through Isaiah the prophet, says that “spiritual spider men” weave the spider’s web around themselves in an attempt to hide their sin from others but it isn’t enought to hide them from God’s eyes.
Where does sin begin? What is it that causes youth to quit on God, to stop going to church, or to grow cold in their commitment to Christ? Read with me if you will.
Isaiah 59:1-5, "Behold, the LORD’S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear. For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness. None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity. They hatch cockatrice’ eggs, and weave the spider’s web: he that eateth of their eggs dieth, and that which is crushed breaketh out into a viper."
Isaiah 59:5 They hatch adders’ eggs and weave the spider’s web; he who eats their eggs dies, and that which is crushed breaks out into a viper. (Modern King James Version)
Sin enters our heart as we are bitten by the fangs of sin when we allow Satan to plant evil thoughts, called “snake eggs of sin” – all sorts of sin – into our mind and then we allow them to stay and grow until the eggs hatch. Satan plants those eggs in your mind by entering through the ear, eye, and the mouth and seeks fertile ground that will allow those “snake eggs” to stay and grow.