Summary: All of us are engaged in a battle every single day of our life! This is a battle where no one can go AWOL! Dr. Dunn continues the series: "Finding Hope In The Midst Of Suffering" while looking at the reality of the spiritual war that every person faces. L

I. The Presence of Satan

a. He is real

b. He is alive

c. He is active

II. The Activity of Satan

a. He has direct access to God… Job 1:6

b. He seeks to destroy… Job 1:17; 1 Pet. 5:8

i. He blinds our minds…(2 Cor. 4:4)

ii. He seduces our hearts… (2 Cor. 11:3)

iii. He hinders our ministries… (1 Thess. 2:18)

iv. He inflicts our bodies… (Matt. 12:22; Rev. 9:14-19)

v. He divides our relationships… (Matt. 13:40)

vi. He tempts our flesh… (1 Cor. 7:5)

vii. He attacks our faith… (Gen. 3:1)

viii. He deceives our minds… (1 Tim. 4:1)

ix. He controls world leaders… (Rev. 16:14)

x. He causes our persecution… (Rev. 2:10)

c. He is limited By God’s Power… Job 1:8;12

d. He is sneaky… Job 1:9-11

e. He does have limited power over circumstances… Job 1:12-18

III. The Defeat of Satan… Job 1:20-22

a. We must work through our grief

b. We must choose to worship God

c. We must see as God sees

d. We must trust in God’s sovereignty

e. We must refuse to let bitterness take root

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