Summary: Satan is after the hearts and lives of everyone and will go to great lengths to lure you to him.
THE SEDUCTION OF SATAN
Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy;
You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desire. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
1. SATAN IS AFTER YOUR HEART
The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?
Satan is the enemy of your soul, yet he comes to you as a romancing lover.
“A romance is a courtship or a love affair. It is an affair of the heart, an enchantment, a fling and a flirtation. It begins with keeping company and can lead to hanky-panky and intrigue. Ungodly fascination results in a deadly rendezvous. It is like playing with fire” (Steve Hill).
He entices your emotions, serenades your senses, lures your lovesick heart and woos you in your weakness….he is after you
He knows your desires and your passions and he will play on them to get what he wants….he promises everything and leaves you with nothing
He may love you and please you for a season, but he ultimately will destroy you for eternity.
2. SATAN HAS BEEN SEDUCING FOR YEARS AND THE RESULTS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN THE SAME
-He seduced Adam and Eve and the result was the fall of mankind (Genesis 3:1-6)
-He seduced King David and the result was the death of his son and the division of his kingdom (2 Samuel 11-12)
-He seduced Ananias and Saphira and the result was that they dropped dead (Acts 5:1-11)
3. ***HE TRIED TO SEDUCE JESUS AND THE RESULT WAS THE DESTRUCTION OF THE DEVIL HIMSELF
The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work.
Do not be afraid, I am the First and the Last. I am the Living One; I was dead, and behold I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades.
Jesus forever proved that Satan could be defeated and that man did not have to bow down to his seduction
4. WE CAN BE VICTORIOUS AGAINST THE SEDUCTION OF SATAN!!!
Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
Through the power of God and our willful submission to Him, we can live free from the snares of the enemy
Whether you are an overcomer or overcome is up to you
No weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and this is their vindication from me, declares the Lord.
You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.
Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Christ. For the accuser of our brothers, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down. They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.