Summary: Sermon on how Satan sets traps to destroy and kill the children of God.
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Rev. Dr. Levi Howard Wright, Pastor & Founder
“You Better Beware.... Satan Is Trying To Destroy And Kill You”
Peter 5:8-11(Contemporary English Version)
8 Be on your guard and stay awake. Your enemy, the devil, is like a roaring lion, sneaking around to find someone to attack. 9 But you must resist the devil and stay strong in your faith. You know that all over the world the Lord’s followers are suffering just as you are. 10 But God shows undeserved kindness to everyone. That’s why he appointed Christ Jesus to choose you to share in his eternal glory. You will suffer for a while, but God will make you complete, steady, strong, and firm. 11 God will be in control forever! Amen.
Jesus is the Good Shepherd and He described Satan as a Thief whose whole purpose in life is to Steal, Kill, and Destroy the Flock of God. Yes, His purpose in life is to steal the sheep and lead them into strange pastures where the grass looks greener, but in reality it has been poison and laced with false doctrines and false teaching.
➣ Satan will lead you into strange pastures where Pit Holes has been dug to Trap you and Rob you of your Joy.
➣ Satan will lead you into strange pastures where Cess Pool has been dug to Drown you and Rob you of your Holiness, Righteousness, and Sanctification.
➣ Satan will lead you into strange pastures where Hornets has been stirred up to Sting you and rob you of you Love, Happiness, and Peace.
➣ Satan will lead you into strange pastures where the Enemy is hiding and awaiting to Ambush and pierce your heart with Fiery Darts laced with Lies and Slander.
➣ Satan will lead you into strange pastures where Smiling Face will greet you, but in reality they are awaiting an opportunity to Cut your Throat and Kill you.
The Devil.... He is like a roaring lion seeking to devour all whom he can. He is a is anger, ferocious, and cruel roaring lion looking for someone to destroy.
He want to destroy and kill you and all of your offsprings. You better beware of his trick and trickery.
Satan He is....
➣ The accuser of our brethren. Rev. 12:10
➣ The adversary and the roaming lion. 1 Peter 5:8
➣ The angel of the bottomless pit. Rev. 9:11
➣ The evil spirit. 1 Samuel 16:14
➣ The father of lies. John 8:44
➣ The murderer of the righteous. John 8:44
➣ The old serpent. Rev. 12:9; Rev. 20:2
➣ The power of darkness. Col. 1:13
➣ The spirit that worketh in the children of disobedience. Ephes. 2:2
➣ The tempter. Matthew 4:3; 1 Thes. 3:5
➣ The god of this world and the wicked one. 2 Cor. 4:4
➣ The unclean spirit and wicked one. Matthew 12:43
Scripture says he roams about roaring in anger and cruelty and ferociousness of his strength, seeking someone to attack and devour.
How can Satan devour a person?
➣ Jesus tells us in one of the most shocking statements ever made about man.
➣ He said that a person who does not trust and follow God as his Father is actually being led and following the devil as his father.
➣ In other words, Jesus says that all unbelievers have the devil as their father.
✞ “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it” (John 8:44).
Our text this morning teaches us two very important things.
First... every Born Again Believer in Christ has an enemy who desires to steal, kill, and destroy you and the work that you doing for the Lord.
➣ You must “Beware of this enemy and must be guarded against and resisted spiritually.”
Second.... It is God’s will to give His people the abundant life or a life of fulfilled promise and blessing.
➣ However.... We need to actively process this abundant life as the children of Israel did and as they went in and possessed the Promise land.
➣ They had to slay Giants in the land, and we too must fight Giants and Spiritual Enemies who seek to Steal, Kill, and Destroy us.
Notice with me that Jesus is teaching us how Satan devours man.
Jesus said..... Satan destroy and consumes man by leading them to LUST.
a. The devil leads us to lust. He tempts us to give in to the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life.