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Satan Get Lost- “Know your Enemy”

in Bible, Teachings

Promise: (Mar 3:14-15 NIV) He appointed twelve that they might be with him and that he might send them out to preach and to have authority to drive out demons.

God’s Creation:

(Gen 1:31 NIV) God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.. God did not say ‘some of the things He had created are good.’ “All He has created is good. All in my life is very good”

  • Reason for problems: It is important to know your enemy today. You say some family is against you. Somebody is against you. They do witchcraft against you. That is why these struggles and problems are happening in your life. That witch is my enemy. The person doing witchcraft is my enemy. But the Bible is making it very clear of who the enemy is.

(1Pe 5:8 NIV) Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.

Some of you have programmed your minds that someone in your family, in the office or the one who has cheated you is the enemy. The point is the devil wants to keep you from identifying him as the enemy by distracting you to human beings. Once you identify that the Satan is the enemy, the battle is as good as won.

  • God: Some people even go the extent that God is the source of all their problems. They hate God. The only person you should not hate in life is God. You gain nothing by doing it but lose many things by accusing God as the cause of your challenges.   God is not your enemy. If you are born again, God is your Father. (Joh 1:12 NIV) Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God. As a Father, His thoughts about you are always for good and never for evil.

(Jer 29:11 NIV) For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. “Your future is not in your plan; it is in God’s plan”. Dr. David Oyedepo. God is programming good and success for you. Believe this.

  • Devil:  The devil is the enemy. He keeps accusing you before God. He has sworn that nothing will go well with you. He does not want to see you progress. He wants to ruin your business. He is always mounting pressures on you, just to keep you away from God. He is not interested in anything good coming your way. His thoughts towards you are completely and continually evil!

Just as God is light, Satan is darkness. In God there is no darkness. In Satan there is no light. God is always good and never bad. Satan is always bad and never good. He is in complete and absolute darkness. (Isa 60:2 NIV) See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the LORD rises upon you and his glory appears over you. Satan has no love for you. He always works against you. He is an archenemy. So human beings are not your enemies. (Eph 6:11 NIV) Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. The devil is always scheming against you. (Rev 12:10 NIV)  For the accuser of our brothers and sisters, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down. Satan accuses day and night.

  • Humans: The devil makes the husband to think that the wife is the reason for his problems and he makes the wife think the husband is the reason for all his problems. When the devil has done this, he is safe that people don’t trouble him.

Stop looking at human beings as your problem! Get hold of the truth that Satan, the devil, is the enemy. It will change your whole outlook and you will be able to channel your spiritual energy in the right direction.

Why did God create the Devil?

God created him perfect in beauty. He was a worshiping Cherub for God. (Eze 28:12-15 NIV) “Son of man, take up a lament concerning the king of Tyre and say to him: ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: “‘You were the seal of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone adorned you: carnelian, chrysolite and emerald, topaz, onyx and jasper, lapis lazuli, turquoise and beryl. Your settings and mountings were made of gold; on the day you were created they were prepared. You were anointed as a guardian cherub, for so I ordained you. You were on the holy mount of God; you walked among the fiery stones. You were blameless in your ways from the day you were created till wickedness was found in you.

He became Satan when iniquity was found in him. (Rev 12:9 NIV) The great dragon was hurled down–that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray.

From then on, he made up his mind to fight against God, always pitching his tent against God and His people. That is why he is your enemy. Check the scriptures – he has always been at variance with God’s plan. He went into the garden of Eden, tempted Adam and Eve and caused them to rebel against God. He corrupted the earth till God would destroy it with flood. He smote Job and robbed him of his children and possessions.

When Daniel prayed, God sent an angel to answer his prayers. But Satan sent his angel to hinder answer to the prayer. (Dan 10: 12-14)  (Jas 1:13 NIV) When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone;

(Job 34:10 NIV) “So listen to me, you men of understanding. Far be it from God to do evil, from the Almighty to do wrong.

Satan’s Attacks: (Joh 10:10 NIV) The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; that they You have to know that Satan is the unseen hand behind every evil thing. Any time you’re attacked by sickness, he has come to steal your health, joy, peace, comfort, money and even your life. He is desperate about this. His ultimate aim is to destroy you. He is the enemy!

Satan is your only scripturally-acknowledged enemy. This is the truth.

Jesus conquered Satan

Dear brothers and sisters, you can lead a devil free life because Jesus conquered and fixed the devil. In Genesis God gave this promise

(Gen 3:15 NIV) And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.” This happened at the cross of Calvary.

The highest tragedy of human history is the cross of Calvary. This is the place a holy person without any sin suffered the most horrible death like a criminal and died for the sins of the world. Genuine people who saw it were moved to tears.

At the Cross, Jesus not only carried our sins but also our pains, sickness and afflictions. (Isa 53:4-5 NIV) Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.

Jesus finished Satan at Calvary. (Joh 19:30 NIV) When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. He finished your battles against sin, difficulties and every evil.

Testimonies

Death Disgraced: The doctors declared medically dead. Handkerchiefs were turned into mantles. Others were crying but she anointed the body with oil. The man came back to life. His sickness was healed and he was born again.

i.e The naked woman healed of demon- possession and accepting Christ on the street.