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POWER OF SATAN

 

I. Satan is REAL.

A. Eph. 6:10-12 Put on armor to fight against Satan

B. I Peter 5:8 Roaring lion seeking to devour someone

C. Logically

1. Evil exists.

2. It must have a source.

D. Instinctively

1. Conscience tells you.

2. Some things are right or wrong - God commanded

3. Some are right or wrong - "Natural Law" (Fair, Liberty, Happiness)

E. Biblically

1. He is introduced - in existence.

2. He is spoken of with personal pronouns.

F. I John 3:8

1. Sin is of the devil.

2. From the beginning.

3. Reason Jesus was sent to earth - Overcome Satan

 

2. Origin of Satan.

A. Rabbi theory Created being

1. Created the 6th day

2. Did God create Satan?

3. Is God the source of all evil?

B. Fallen angels married men -

1. Gen. 6:1-2 Sons of God married daughters of men

2. Matt. 22:30 Angels do not marry

C. Fallen Angel -

1. Jude 6 Kept not their first estate

2. 2 Peter 2:4 Angels that sinned - cast down

D. Lucifer -

1. Is. 14:12-20 (Babylon)

2. Ezekiel 28:11-26 (Tyre)

3. Lucifer means "day-star or bright star"

F. Eternal Dualism

1. Light/Dark

2. Good/Evil

3. Day/Night

 

3. Satan has Power. Satan's Devices 2 Corinthians 2:11

A. Deception I Timothy 2:14

1. Caused David to sin I Chronicles 21:1

2. Liar John 8:44

3. Blind's minds 2 Corinthians 4:4

4. Sear conscience I Timothy 4:1-3

5. Doctrines (plural) Matthew 15:8-9

B. Doubt Plants the seed of doubt

1. "If" is a favorite word.

2. Revelation 12:10 accuser of our brethren

3. I Corinthians 10:10-11 Murmur, complain or gossip

C. Desire

1. Noah's day Genesis 6:5

2. I John 2:15-17

3. James 1:12-18

D. Disruption

1. Hindered Paul's coming I Thessalonians 2:18

2. Paul - thorn in flesh 2 Corinthians 12:7

3. Sheep in midst of wolves Matthew 10:16

4. "Providentially hindered" = Satan

 

4. CAN I WIN AGAINST THIS POWER?

A. Ephesians 6:10-20 Wear the armor

B. Colossians 2:15 Satan might win a battle - Loses the war

C. James 4:7 Resist the devil - He will flee.

D. Galatians 5:16 Walk in Spirit, not in lust of flesh

E. Ephesians 4:27 Don't give place to devil

F. Romans 6:6-18 Choose whom you will serve

G. 1 Peter 5:8-9 Roaring lion - resist

 

Conclusion:

1. Don't try to out run Satan. No armor on your back.

2. Meet him head on. Resist.

3. Problem is:

A. NOT: Satan is too strong

B. IS: We are not resisting



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