a. Man is now the measure of all things in all areas of life.
b. The Bible is as obsolete as a dead God is!
6. In fact, you have to attack the Bible’s veracity, if you are going to dismiss Satan as a real being who is as powerful and destructive as the Bible portrays him
C. Jesus believed Satan was real!
with Satan. Jesus destroys their faulty logic and exposed their self-absorbed, egotistical,
1.) Mark 3:22-30.
2.) Luke 11:14-23.
1.) Two people were bound by Satan in this encounter with Jesus.
a.) The woman.
2.) And, the synagogue leader, who said to the Jesus and the people, “there are 6 days for work. So , come and be healed on those days. Not on the Sabbath!”
3.) Jesus couldn’t heal him because of his hard-hearted, legalistic soul.
4.) Satan often deceitfully and subtly binds us through religious pride.
d. There are many more verses about Jesus and Satan; too many to deal with now.
D. The apostle Paul and Peter believed Satan was real, and so did James, the Lord’s brother.
1. Paul believed that Satan tempted Eve as a serpent in the Garden of Eden. II Cor. 11:3 (see also I Tim. 2:11—14)
2. Peter in I Peter 5:8,9—Your enemy, the devil, is a roaring lion seeking to devour you; (through persecution in this context) But, he seeks to destroy us any way he can!
3. James 4:7—submit to God, resist the devil and he will flee from you.
we can see the consequences of his destruction in our lives and the lives of others with
our five physical senses.
Job 1 and 2.
but we are capable of good.
that his pride got the best of him, and God Almighty humbled him.
Prayerfully, know your Bible! Remember who took the seed from the pathway(heart).
Be on your guard here!
II Cor. 2:5-11:Not forgiving and remaining bitter is one of his schemes; let us not be un-ware of it!
Matt. 18:21-35 and the unforgiving servant.
hardship; challenges with pain and suffering, deep disappointments, etc.Heb. 10:32-35.
faith in God to those trials.
money have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.”
A very subtle, but cunning scheme Satan skillfully uses to trap us in sin. Of course, don’t forget our own evil desires that can drag us away and entice us to sin. James 1:13-15
exploit. Honestly admit these, and then get help.
Code for:defeating Satan in our lives.I Peter5:6-11.
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