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					SPIRITUAL
WARFARE


   THE BATTLE
     RAGES
       THERE IS A WAR
IN EPHESIANS 6:10-12, THE APOSTLE
PAUL CLEARLY TELLS OF THIS WAR
10Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his

mighty power. 11Put on the full armor of
God so that you can take your stand
against the devil's schemes. 12For our
struggle is not against flesh and blood, but
against the rulers, against the authorities,
against the powers of this dark world and
against the spiritual forces of evil in the
heavenly realms.
        THERE IS A WAR
13Therefore  put on the full armor of God, so
 that when the day of evil comes, you may
 be able to stand your ground, and after you
 have done everything, to stand. 14Stand
 firm then, with the belt of truth buckled
 around your waist, with the breastplate of
 righteousness in place, 15and with your feet
 fitted with the readiness that comes from
 the gospel of peace. 16In addition to all
 this, take up the shield of faith, with which
 you can extinguish all the flaming arrows
         THERE IS A WAR
  of the evil one. 17Take the helmet of
  salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which
  is the word of God. 18And pray in the Spirit
  on all occasions with all kinds of prayers
  and requests. With this in mind, be alert
  and always keep on praying for all the
  saints.
 PAUL USED THE IMAGERY OF A
  SOLDIER PREPARING FOR BATTLE
  FOR HE KNEW THERE WAS A WAR!
      THERE IS A WAR
 IT IS INVISIBLE
 IT IS LIFE OR DEATH
 IT IS RAGING NOW
 IT IS FOUGHT ON THE INSIDE
 IT IS ALREADY WON
 IT IS OUR CHOICE OF SIDES
         THE LINEUP
 GOD          SATAN
 ANGELS       DEMONS
 CHRIST       SATAN’S
  FOLLOWERS     FOLLOWERS
  SAVED         UNSAVED
          C. S. LEWIS
“THERE ARE TWO EQUAL AND OPPOSITE
ERRORS INTO WHICH OUR RACE CAN FALL
ABOUT THE DEVILS. ONE IS TO
DISBELIEVE IN THEIR EXISTENCE. THE
OTHER IS TO BELIEVE, AND TO FEEL AN
EXCESSIVE AND UNHEALTHY INTEREST IN
THEM.”
SATAN

TRUTHS ABOUT
   THE LIAR
  REVEALED
          LUKE 10:18
 JESUS, IN SPEAKING TO HIS
  DISCIPLES ABOUT THEIR POWER
  OVER DEMONS, SAID…
 ―I SAW SATAN FALL LIKE LIGHTNING
  FROM HEAVEN.‖
 FALL AS IN ―DEFEATED‖. SATAN IS
  A DEFEATED FOE.
 LET’S LOOK AT A LITTLE
  SCRIPTURAL BACKGROUND ON THE
  DEFEATED ―ADVERSARY‖.
          KEY VERSES
        ISAIAH 14:11-15
 ALL YOUR POMP HAS BEEN BROUGHT
  DOWN TO THE GRAVE, ALONG WITH THE
  NOISE OF YOUR HARPS; MAGGOTS ARE
  SPREAD OUT BENEATH YOU AND WORMS
  COVER OVER YOU. HOW YOU HAVE
  FALLEN FROM HEAVEN, O MORNING STAR,
  SON OF THE DAWN! YOU HAVE BEEN CAST
  DOWN TO THE EARTH, YOU WHO ONCE
  LAID LOW THE NATIONS! YOU SAID IN
  YOUR HEART, I WILL ASCEND TO HEAVEN; I
  WILL RAISE MY THRONE ABOVE THE STARS
          KEY VERSES
        ISAIAH 14:11-15
OF GOD; I WILL SIT ENTHRONED ON THE
 MOUNT OF THE ASSEMBLY, ON THE
 UTMOST HEIGHTS OF THE SACRED
 MOUNTAIN. I WILL ASCEND ABOVE THE
 TOPS OF THE CLOUDS; I WILL MAKE
 MYSELF LIKE THE MOST HIGH. BUT YOU
 ARE BROUGHT DOWN TO THE GRAVE, TO
 THE DEPTHS OF THE PIT.
        KEY VERSES
    ISAIAH 14:11-15 cont’d
 THIS IS SPOKEN TO A MAN (THE KING OF
  BABYLON), BUT MORE SPECIFICALLY TO
  THE ―SPIRIT‖ BEHIND THE MAN AND
  THUS IS A CLEAR DESCRIPTION OF
  LUCIFER.
 ―GET THEE BEHIND ME SATAN!” WAS
  SPOKEN PAST PETER TOWARD THE TRUE
  TARGET SATAN. SAME AS IN THE ABOVE
  SCRIPTURE.
THE FIVE ―I WILLS‖ (DESIRES) OF LUCIFER
      AS SPOKEN IN ISIAH 14: 11-14

1.   I WILL ASCEND
2.   I WILL EXALT
3.   I WILL SIT ON THE MOUNT
4.   I WILL ASCEND ABOVE
5.   I WILL BE LIKE THE MOST HIGH
     ALL OF THESE ARE THE BURNING
     DESIRES & INTENTIONS OF SATAN
     STILL TODAY!
   MORE KEY VERSES
    EZEKIEL 28:12-17
 YOU WERE THE MODEL OF
  PERFECTION, FULL OF WISDOM AND
  PERFECT IN BEAUTY. YOU WERE IN
  EDEN, THE GARDEN OF GOD; EVERY
  PRECIOUS STONE ADORNED YOU;
  RUBY, TOPAZ, AND EMERALD,
  CHRYSOLITE, ONYX AND JASPER,
  SAPPHIRE, TURQUOISE, AND BERYL.
  YOUR SETTINGS AND MOUNTINGS
        KEY VERSES
      EZEKIEL 28:12-17
WERE MADE OF GOLD; ON THE DAY
 YOU WERE CREATED THEY WERE
 PREPARED. YOU WERE ANNOINTED
 AS A GUARDIAN CHEREB, 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
        KEY VERSES
      EZEKIEL 28:12-17
WERE CREATED TILL WICKEDNESS WAS
 FOUND IN YOU. THROUGH YOUR
 WIDESPREAD TRADE YOU WERE
 FILLED WITH VIOLENCE, AND YOU
 SINNED. SO I DROVE YOU IN
 DISGRACE FROM THE MOUNT OF
 GOD, AND I EXPELLED YOU O
 GAURDIAN CHERUB FROM THE
 FIERY STONES. YOUR HEART
  EZEKIEL 28:12-17 cont’d
BECAME PROUD ON ACCOUNT OF
 YOUR BEAUTY, AND YOU CORRUPTED
 YOUR WISDOM BECAUSE OF YOUR
 SPLENDOR. SO I THREW YOU TO THE
 EARTH; I MADE A SPECTACLE OF YOU
 BEFORE KINGS. BY YOUR MANY SINS
 AND DISHONEST TRADE YOU HAVE
     EZEKIEL 28:12-17 cont’d
DESCECRATED YOUR SANCTUARIES. SO I
 MADE A FIRE COME OUT FROM YOU, AND
 IT CONSUMED YOU, AND I REDUCED YOU
 TO ASHES ON THE GROUND IN THE SIGHT
 OF ALL WHO WERE WATCHING. ALL THE
 NATIONS WHO KNEW YOU WERE APPALLED
 AT YOU; YOU HAVE COME TO A HORRIBLE
 END AND WILL BE NO MORE!
 ONCE AGAIN,THIS IS SPOKEN TO A MAN (THE KING OF TYRE),
  BUT MORE SPECIFICALLY TO THE “SPIRIT” BEHIND THE MAN
  AND THUS AGAIN, IS A CLEAR DESCRIPTION OF LUCIFER.
    LUCIFER BEFORE HE
     BECAME SATAN
 AS LUCIFER, SATAN MAY HAVE
  BEEN THE WORSHIP LEADER IN
  HEAVEN.
 THE SOUND OF YOUR HARPS OR
  STRINGED INSTRUMENTS IN
  ISAIAH 14:11 AND YOUR ―PIPES &
  TIMBRALS” (AS SOME INTERPRET
  EZEKIAL 28 TO SAY), REFERS TO
  THE ABILITY TO MAKE MUSIC.
              CONSIDER THIS
    ALL MUSICAL INTRUMENTS FALL INTO 3 CATEGORIES:
1.   PIPES- Ex. WIND INSTRUMENTS/FLUTES, etc.
2.   STRINGS- Ex. HARPS, LYRES,etc.
3.   TIMBRALL- PERCUSSIONS. Ex. ―TAMBORINE‖
    AMAZINGLY MAN HAS ALL 3 OF THESE INSTRUMENTS:
1.   PIPES- WIND PIPE TO RELEASE AIR, WHICH GOES
     ACROSS THE
2.   STRINGS-VOCAL CORDS WHICH VIBRATE AND ALLOW
     SINGING/MUSIC TO COME OUT OF OUR MOUTHS.
3.   TIMBRAL- OUR HANDS COME TOGETHER AND CLAP AS
     PERCUSSION INSTRUMENTS.
    THE “TAKEAWAY”: MAN WAS CREATED TO PRAISE
     GOD THRU MUSIC AS A PART OF WORSHIP.
    AS IS SATANS’ WAY, HE TAKES SOMETHING
     GLORIOUS AND PERVERTS IT. CONSIDER THIS…..
    WORLD OF MUSIC vs. WORSHIP MUSIC
    IN THE 60’S MUSIC SAID “DO YOUR OWN THING”-
     FROM IT CAME THE DRUGS/PSYCHEDELIC MUSIC
     CULTURE
    IN THE 70’S –”HIT THE ROAD JACK” WAS THE
     PREVAILING THEME AND 100’S OF 1,000’S OF YOUTH
     LEFT HOME.
    IN THE 80’S –SUICIDE WAS A DOMINANT THEME DUE
     TO THE FUTILITY OF LIFE AND THE SUICIDE RATE IN
     TEENS WENT UP 400%
    EVER HEAR THE SONG “SUICIDE SOLUTION”?
    IN THE 90’S AND UP UNTIL TODAY MANY LYRICS ARE
     STRAIGHT FORWARD IN URGING THE LISTENERS TO
     WORSHIP SATAN.
    MUSIC IS STILL A MIGHTY TOOL IN SATAN’S
     ARSENAL, AFTER ALL HE WAS “MADE” FOR IT.
  LUCIFER BEFORE HE BECAME SATAN
 THERE ARE ONLY 3 ANGELS
   NAMED IN ALL OF SCRIPTURE:
1. MICHAEL
      2. GABRIEL
            3. LUCIFER
 THEY EACH HAD AREAS OF
   RESPONSIBILITY (MORE ON THIS
   TO FOLLOW)
     LUCIFER BEFORE HE
      BECAME SATAN
IT IS POSSIBLE LUCIFER MAY HAVE
   BEEN THE MOST POWERFUL OF
   THE THREE. HE WAS REFERRED TO
   IN EZEKIAL AS ―ANNOINTED‖ AND
   THEN WE READ THE FOLLOWING:
Jude 1:9
   But even the archangel Michael, when he
   was disputing with the devil about the
   body of Moses, did not dare to bring a
   slanderous accusation against him, but
   said, "The Lord rebuke you!"
        THEIR AREAS OF
        RESPONSIBILITY
1. MICHAEL: HE IS NEARLY ALWAYS
   INVOLVED IN PRAYER. DAN.10
2. GABRIEL: HE WAS ALWAYS
   BRINGING THE WORD OF GOD.
   ZACHARIAH, MARY, THE
   SHEPHERDS.
3. LUCIFER: AS WORSHIP LEADER IN
   HEAVEN HE MADE MUSIC &
   GUARDED GOD’S GLORY(UNTIL HE
   ROBBED GOD OF IT.)
         OUR RESPONSIBILITY
  AMAZINGLY MEETING WITH GOD
   INVOLVES:
1. PRAYER
2. THE WORD (Preaching, reading scriptures)
3. WORSHIP (Singing, playing, music)
    (MORE DETAILS ON THIS TO FOLLOW; RIGHT NOW LET’S
    GET BACK TO THE ANGELS)
   IT IS INTERESTING HOW EACH NAMED ANGEL
    HAD A THIRD OF THE RESPONSIBILITY, MUCH
    LIKE THE TRINITY.
   IT IS POSSIBLE THEY HAD EQUAL AUTHORITY,
    POSSIBLY ―BEING RESPONSIBLE & POSSIBLY
    RULING‖ AN EQUAL AMOUNT OF HEAVEN
    (1/3) WHICH COULD EXPLAIN HOW WE BELIEVE
    A THIRD OF THE ANGELIC HOST FELL WITH
    SATAN.
WHY SO MUCH ABOUT WORSHIP?
    WORSHIP EQUATES TO EXPRESSED LOVE
    LUCIFER, WHO HAD MUSICAL ABILITY AND QUITE
     POSSIBLY WAS TO LEAD WORSHIP AND MOST
     CERTAINLY GUARD GOD’S GLORY INSTEAD
     VIOLATED THE SACRED TRUST GIVEN HIM.
   HE STOLE GOD’S GLORY ( REMEMBER I WILL?)
   GOD EXPLAINS THIS FOR US WHEN HE SAID IN EZEKIEL
    28 ―YOUR TRADE‖. INTERPRETED PROPERLY IT MEANS
    YOU BENEFITED YOURSELF. WHAT THAT MEANS IS HE
    TOOK WORSHIP MEANT FOR GOD FOR HIMSELF. ( LIKE
    WORKING FOR SOMEONE AND TAKING PART OF THE
    MONEY FOR YOURSELF.)
   AMAZINGLY, THE GUARDIAN OF GOD’S GLORY STOLE
    THE WORSHIP OF GOD AND TOOK GLORY FROM GOD.
   EVER DONE THAT?
   HOW DO YOU THINK GOD FEELS ABOUT THAT?
   READ ON!
            SATAN
 AS IN HIS FORMER POSITION, SATAN
  STILL WANTS TO BE WORSHIPPED.
  SEE MATTHEW’S RECORDING OF
  THE TEMPTATION OF CHRIST. IT’S
  ALL ―WORSHIP ME‖.
 IN REVELATIONS ―THE NATIONS
  WORSHIPPED THE DRAGON‖ AND
  ALSO THE ANTI-CHRIST (BOTH PART
  OF THE UNHOLY TRINITY) ENTERS
  THE HOLY OF HOLIES AND
  DEMANDS WORSHIP.
      GOD’S RESPONSE
 AFTER HEARING THE WORLDS
  ASSESSMENT OF THE BEAST IN
  REV. 13:4 ―WHO IS LIKE THE BEAST,
  WHO CAN MAKE WAR WITH HIM”
 GOD TURNS TO GABRIEL AND
  SAYS, “GO GET MY SWORD!”
 AND JUST LIKE WHEN LUCIFER
  CHALLENGED HIM IN HEAVEN HE
  WILL ONCE AGAIN CONQUER HIM
  WHO DESIRES TO STEAL HIS
  GLORY AND BE WORHSIPPED.
            SATAN
 AMAZINGLY REV. 13:4 SAYS ―WHO IS
  LIKE THE BEAST, WHO CAN MAKE
  WAR WITH HIM”
 IT IS THE SAME WORDS RECORDED
  IN EXODUS 15:11 CALLED THE SONG
  OF MOSES AND IT WILL BE SUNG BY
  THE SAINTS IN HEAVEN EXCEPT IT
  WILL BE ―WHO AMONG THE GODS IS
  LIKE YOU, O LORD, WHO CAN
  COMPARE TO YOU‖.
I. THE REALITY OF SATAN
        A. HIS NATURE
 SEVEN books in the Old Testament teach his reality.
(Genesis, 1 Chron., Job, Psalms, Isaiah, Ezek., Zech.) Every WRITER of
the New Testament affirms his reality and activity.
Christ’s teaching also assumes and affirms Satan’s
EXISTENCE & ACTIVITY. In twenty-five of twenty-
nine passages in the Gospels which speak of Satan
 OUR LORD is speaking. He is a CREATURE (Ezek.
28:15). This means he does not possess attributes which
belong to God alone, like omniscience, omnipotence, and
omnipresence. He has creaturely LIMITATIONS and as
a creature is accountable to his CREATOR. He is a
SPIRIT BEING belonging to the order of angels known
as CHERUBIM. (Ezek. 28:14)
 EVEN IN HIS PRESENT “FALLEN STATE” HE HAS GREAT
“CAPACITY” (UNDER GOD) BY WHAT IS GIVEN HIM BY MAN.
               B. HIS NAMES
Satan (used about fifty-two times) from the
  Hebrew which means ADVERSARY OR
  OPPOSER. (ZECH. 3:1, Matt, 4:10, Rev, 12:9 & 20:2)) . Devil
  (used about thirty-five times) from the
  Greek, diabolos, means SLANDERER
  (Matt.4:10, Eph.4:27, Rev. 12:9 & 20:2). Satan is called the

  ―morning star‖ in Isaiah 14:12, the Latin
  equivalent of which is LUCIFER. He is
  our ADVERSARY(1 Peter 5:8). SERPENT (his
  first counterfeit) indicating his guile and
  craftiness (2 Cor. 1:1-3; Rev.12:9). The EVIL ONE
  (John17:15; 1 John 5:18-19. Matt. 6:13) & the great RED
DRAGON. He is the ACCUSER OF THE BRETHREN.
(Rev.12:10)**See also I Jn.2:l-2 He is called the
TEMPTER. (Matt.4:3; I Thes. 3:5)*Gen.3:l,Acts. 5:3, I
Cor. 7:5. He is the RULER OF THIS WORLD (Jn.l2:31)
He is the GOD OF THIS WORLD (2 Cor. 4:4). He is the
PRINCE OF THE POWER OF THE AIR (Eph, 2:2) and
"the spirit that is now working in the sons of
DISOBEDIENCE‖ (v.2). The name BEELZEBUB
designates Satan as the chief of the demons (Lk. 11:15) and
in 2 Cor. 6:15 Paul uses BELIAL as Satan's name which
means worthlessness or wickedness! He is aptly identified by
Jesus in John 8:44 as THE FATHER OF LIES and a
MURDERER ! REV. 9:11 SAYS HE IS ABBADON IN
HEBREW, APPOLLYON IN GREEK. BOTH OF THESE
NAMES TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH MEAN
DESTROYER!
 "The various names and designations for Satan
  not only affirm the reality of his existence but
  also reveal his many-faceted character and
  aspects of his work. A name often reveals
  something about the person's background
  ("Scotty ") or looks ("Red") or characteristics
  ("Lover ") or activities ("Gopher"). So with
  Satan: his background
  (adversary,accuser,tempter), looks
  (dragon,serpent), characteristics (liar, murderer,
  ruler), and activities (accuser, tempter). He is a
  powerful, intelligent, clever creature, and we
  must never forget or underestimate the reality of
  our enemy ". Charles C. Ryrie, Basic Theology
 II. HIS CREATION AND SIN
 Though we are not told specifically when
  he was created it is believed by most
  theologians that he was created prior to
  Cod planting the Garden in Eden and that
  the verses in Ezekial and Isaiah noted
  above describe Satan from the beginning.
  From the verses in Ezekial 28 we know:
 1) Satan had unparalleled WISDOM and
  BEAUTY.(v.l2)
 2) Satan had an unparalleled
  HABITATION. (v. 13)
 II. HIS CREATION AND SIN
 3) Satan had an unparalleled COVERING.
  (v. 13>
 4) Satan had an unparalleled FUNCTION.
  (v-14)
 5) Satan had unparalleled PERFECTION
  . (v. 15)
 In every way Satan was the epitome of
  God's creation!
II. HIS CREATION AND SIN
 SIN was found in him. (Ezek. 28:15) and
  here is found the only explanation of it's
  origin. The New Testament pinpoints
  Satan's particular sin as arrogance, conceit
  or BEING PUFFED UP. (ITim.3:6). It is
  likened to the conceit a NEW CONVERT
  may have when he is either pushed forward
  or asserts himself too quickly and begins to
  take to himself the glory that belongs to
  God. Ezek. 28:16 assigns the cause of
 II. HIS CREATION AND SIN
 Satan's downfall to the abundance of his
  trade, in other words, Satan used his
  position for personal profit— to traffic in
  his own SELF-PROMOTION.
 Isaiah 14:13-14 shows Satan's plan to counterfeit the plan
  of God (notice the "key phrase", it is used in all sin).
1) I will ascend to HEAVEN
2) I will raise my throne above the STARS of God.
3) I will sit on the MOUNT OF THE ASSEMBLY in the recesses of
   the north.
4) I will ascend above the heights of the CLOUDS.
5) I will make myself like the MOST HIGH .
II. HIS CREATION AND SIN
Satan's sin was all the more HEINOUS
because of the great privileges,
intelligence, and position he had. His sin
was horribly damaging because of the
widespread results of it. It affected other
ANGELS (Rev. 12:7); it affects all
PEOPLE (Eph.2:2); it positioned him as
the RULER of this world (Jn.l6:l 1); it
affects all the NATIONS of the world, for
he works to deceive them. (Rev. 20:3)
II. HIS CREATION AND SIN
KEY POINT: IT IS MORE THAN
 PROBABLE THAT LUCIFER, THE
 LEADER OF WORSHIP IN HEAVEN
 AND THE GUARDIAN OF GOD’S
 GLORY STOLE THE
 PRAISE/WORSHIP INTENDED FOR
 GOD FOR HIMSELF AND THEREBY
 PROVIDES US WITH A SOLEMN
 WARNING: NEVER ROB GOD OF HIS
 GLORY. HE SHARES IT WITH NO
 ONE!
      III. HIS ACTIVITIES
The animosity between Satan and Christ was
 first predicted after the sin of Adam & Eve
 (Gen. 3:15). This exchange of blows took
 place at the CROSS. When our Lord did
 actually appear on this earth, Satan made a
 concerted effort to thwart His mission to
 die for the sins of the world: HERODS
 killing of the children under two years of
 age was Satan-inspired.(Matt.2:16) Christ
 said PETER clearly aligned himself with
 Satan when he suggested Christ did not
      III. HIS ACTIVITIES
have to die in Jerusalem.(Matt.16:21-23)
  When JUDAS was about to betray the
  Lord, Satan had entered into him(Jn.13:27)
The principal and most basic attack of Satan
  on our Lord was at HIS TEMPTATION.
  (Matt. 4:1-11) The word ―test‖ or ―tempt‖
  includes two ideas: PROVING &
  SOLICITING to evil. Satan’s testing of
  Christ involved both. In the process of
  soliciting Him to commit evil (worship
  him), God would prove through the test
  that Christ was SINLESS.
  III. HIS ACTIVITIES cont’d
 The three tests Christ was confronted with
  at the end of forty days epitomize the areas
  in which a person can be tested: 1) the lust
  of the FLESH ("bread―); 2) the lust of the
  EYES ("saved by angels"); and, 3) the
  BOASTFUL PRIDE of life ("rule over all
  the kingdoms of the world"). *See I Jn.
  2:16. Satan's whole goal was to eliminate
  the suffering and death on the cross, thus
  making Christ's SUBSTITUTIONARY
  DEATH unnecessary, thus spoiling God's
  III. HIS ACTIVITIES cont’d
 PERFECT PLAN ! Satan specifically
  tempted Christ as you and I today are
  tempted in the same three areas:
 1) INDEPENDENCE (Matt. 4:3-4)
 2) INDULGENCE (vv.5-7) and
 3) IDOLATRY(v.8-IO). Satan always
  offers the counterfeit plan, but leaves out
  something of great value.
  III. HIS ACTIVITIES cont’d
 Today Satan promotes a FORM OF
  GODLINESS while denying its great
  power (2 Tim. 3:5). To do this, Satan
  disguises his servants as servants of
  RIGHTEOUSNESS (2 Cor. 11:15). He
  promotes a doctrinal system through the
  demons who in turn use people who
  advocate both a false asceticism or
  UNBRIDLED LICENSE (I Tim. 4: l-3;
  Rev.2:24).
  III. HIS ACTIVITIES cont’d
 The ultimate counterfeit will be the coming
  ANTICHRIST whose activities will be in
  accord with Satan and who will pawn off
  on mankind "the lie". (2 Thess. 2: 9,11)
 He is at work world wide to “DECEIVE
  THE NATIONS‖ (Rev 20:3) into thinking
  they can govern righteously and bring
  peace in the world apart from the presence
  and rule of CHRIST. Again his tactic is to
  counterfeit. He is certainly at work in the
  life of the Unbeliever as he continues to
  “BLIND THEIR MINDS" so they will
  III. HIS ACTIVITIES cont’d
  not accept the Gospel. (2 Cor. 4:4)
 In the life of the Believer, Satan’s aim is to
  get us to COMMIT EVIL.
 As "tempter" there are three areas in which
  Satan tempts believers: 1) The area of
  CONFORMING to the pressures and
  structures of society (as believers were in
  the church at Thessalonica I Thess. 3:5)
  (**key verse Rom. 12:2). 2) Satan tempts
  believers to COVER UP ACTS OF
  SELFISHNESS(Acts 5:1-11), and
  III. HIS ACTIVITIES cont’d
 3) Satan tempts believers to
  IMMORALITY (I Cor. 7:5). As the
  "adversary" Satan accuses and opposes
  believers in various areas of their lives.
 1ST., he opposes our witness to the
  GOSPEL, as in the confusion created
  when he plants tares among the wheat
  (Matt. 13:38-39), by snatching away the
  WORD that has been sown (Mark 4:15),
  by aligning GOVERNMENTAL
  AUTHORITIES against believers or by
  III. HIS ACTIVITIES cont’d
  IMPRISONING BELIEVERS, believing
  this will keep their testimony from
  spreading or make them fearful of
  witnessing.(Rev.2:10).
 2ND., Satan SPOTLIGHTS OUR SINS
  (Rev. 12:10) as he accuses us before God
  when we sin, thinking he can cause us to
  lose our salvation. Thank God for I John
  2:1-2
 3RD., Satan opposes the believer by
  bringing pressure on him which he may not
III. HIS ACTIVITIES cont’d
be able to bear (Remember Job?) Two
examples are: I Cor. 5 (Paul urged
restoring a disciplined believer to prevent it
being more than he could stand up under)
and I Tim. 5:14-15 (Paul urged young
widows to re-marry. bear children and lead
useful lives as opposed to being idle and
gossiping) "In general we may say that
Satan the adversary wants passionately to
SQUELCH THE BELIEVERS
TESTIMONY.
  III. HIS ACTIVITIES cont’d
 To accomplish this he prowls the earth
  seeking someone to devour (I Peter 5:8).
  The word devour is the same word used to
  describe the way the RED SEA
  SWALLOWED UP THE EGYPTIANS
  (Heb. 11:29) It paints a vivid picture of
  Satan's ultimate goal of completely
  drowning the believer's testimony and
  usefulness.
      IV. SATANS WORLD
 Satan is both the god of this age (aion, 2
  Cor. 4:4) & the prince of this world
  (cosmos, Jn 12:31). The COSMOS is that
  organized framework of things in which
  mankind lives and moves and which
  opposes God by eliminating and
  counterfeiting Him. Used 185 times in the
  New Testament it denotes an
  ORNAMENT or ORDER, the word
  cosmos being the opposite of chaos.
      IV. SATANS WORLD
 We get our word cosmetics from this and
  it's concept is found in I Peter 3:3(1 will let
  you husbands go over this with your wife
  on your own!) The world (cosmos)
  continues to function but it does so
  APART FROM GOD. The Bible clearly
  teaches that Satan has supreme authority
  over the world. Of course, this is within the
  sovereign purpose of God and with His
  permission. Nevertheless, Satan's usurped
  authority over the cosmos is supreme. (Jn.
  12:31 ;l 6:11; I Jn.5:19)
      IV. SATANS WORLD
 Satan is the god of this age which means
  "all that floating mass of thoughts, opinions,
  maxims, speculations, hopes, impulses, aims,
  aspirations at any time current in the world,
  which it may be impossible to seize and
  accurately define, but which constitute a most
  real and effective power, being the moral, or
  immoral atmosphere which at every moment of
  our lives we inhale, again inevitably to exhale—
  all this is included in the aion, which is .... the
  subtle informing spirit of the cosmos, or world of
  men who are living alienated apart from God."
  R.C. Trench.
       IV. SATANS WORLD
 The Christian is TO KEEP ONESELF
  UNSTAINED from the cosmos (James 1:27)
  27Religion  that God our Father accepts as pure and
  faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their
  distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the
  world.
 Satan uses a tremendously organized structure of
  followers to attempt daily to thwart God's plan.
  They are known as DEMONS. (More on these to
  follow soon)
    HOW TO WIN AGAINST
          SATAN
 1) RESIST HIM ―Resist the devil and he will
  flee from you.” James 4:7
 2) COME CLOSE TO GOD “Come near to
  God and He will come near to you.” James 4:7
 3) PUT ON YOUR BATTLE ARMOR “Put on
  the full armor of God so that you can stand
  against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is
  not against flesh and blood, but against the
  rulers,against the authorities, against the powers
  of this dark world and against the spiritual forces
  of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore, put on
  the full armor of God, so that when the day
    HOW TO WIN AGAINST
          SATAN
 comes, you may be able to stand your ground,
  and then after you have done everything, to
  stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth
  buckled around your waist, with the breastplate
  of righteousness in place, and with our feet fitted
  with the readiness that comes from the gospel of
  peace. In addition to all this, take up your shield
  of faith, with which you can quench all the
  flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of
  salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the
   HOW TO WIN AGAINST
         SATAN
 Word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all
  occasions with all kinds of prayers and
  requests. With this in mind, be alert and
  always keep on praying for all the saints.”
 FINAL THOUGHT: THE WAR IS
  FOUGHT ON THE BATTLEFIELD
  KNOWN AS THE MIND. INVOKE
  ROMANS 12 DAILY AND “RENEW”
  YOUR MIND & BE VICTORIOUS!
 DEMONS - ANGELS GONE BAD
 Demons were formerly ANGELS who
  joined Lucifer in his rebellion in heaven.
  Rev. 12:7, Jude 6, 2 Peter 2:4; Like you
  and I they were created with FREE
  WILL.
 Though no scripture verse can actually be
  cited, it is believed by most Bible scholars
  that one third of the angels in heaven fell
  when Satan was cast down.
 DEMONS - ANGELS GONE BAD
 The Bible describes the number of angels
  as ―myriads upon myriads‖ which literally
  means thousands upon thousands. The
  term legions denotes 6,000 men in the
  Roman military. The Bible further
  references the number of Angels when in
  Rev. 5:11-12 it speaks of 10,000 upon
  10,000 (100 million) plus 1,000’s + 1,000s.
  These facts linked together and factoring a
  full third of the amount should give us an
  idea of how many demons are ―out there‖.
 DEMONS - ANGELS GONE BAD
 Ephesians 6:11-12 warns us that ―our battle
  is not against flesh and blood but against
  THE RULERS, against THE
  AUTHORITIES, against THE POWERS
  OF THIS DARK WORLD , and against
  THE SPIRITUAL FORCES OF EVIL
  IN THE HEAVENLY REALMS.”
 Demons are called UNCLEAN spirits
  (Matt. 10:1), EVIL spirits Lk. 7:21), and
  the SPIRITS of UNCLEAN spirits (Lk.
  4:33)
 DEMONS - ANGELS GONE BAD
 Demons exist today in numerous places the
  most common/obvious place is the
  COSMOS. They are very powerful and
  can exercise great supernatural strength
  thru HUMAN BEINGS. Mk. 5:3
 Christ gave testimony to the fact that
  demons EXIST. See Matt. 12:22-29;
  15;22-28; 17;14-20;Mark 5:1-16.
 All the writers of the NEW
  TESTAMENT (except Hebrews) mention
  demons over 100 times and the writers
 DEMONS - ANGELS GONE BAD
 of the Old Testament teaches their
  existence as well, though less frequently.
  Wonder why?!
 JESUS CHRIST THE MESSIAH HAD NOT
  BROUGHT HOPE TO THE WORLD.
 ANY TIME GOD IS ABOUT TO DO
  SOMETHING AWESOME/INCREDIBLE
  SATAN MOUNTS AN ATTACK IN AN
  ATTEMPT TO THWART THE PLAN GOD
  HAS FOR MANKIND. IN THE CASE OF
  CHRIST, THE REDEMPTION OF
  MANKIND!
 DEMONS - ANGELS GONE BAD
They are spirit beings that possess
 INTELLIGENCE as they know who
 Christ is (Mark 1:24),they know their
 eventual doom (Matt. 8:29) and even
 though they cannot accept it they know the
 plan of salvation (James 2:19). They can
 exhibit EMOTIONS (Lk. 8:28 7& James
 2:19). They can give expression to their
 WILLS (Lk.8:32) and they have a
 PERSONALITY. (Lk.8:27-30)
 DEMONS - ANGELS GONE BAD
Even though they know their end their
 purpose and plan is to follow their leader
 SATAN and their goal is the
 PROMOTION OF EVIL
 IMMORALITY and GOOD immorality.
 They promote IDOLATRY (1 Cor. 10:20)
 now, in Old Testament times and in the
 coming Tribulation period (Rev.9:20).
 They promote a false religion by teaching a
 WORTHLESS SAVIOR (1 John 4:1-4 &
 1 Tim. 3:16-4:3).
 DEMONS - ANGELS GONE BAD
 They teach a WORKS SALVATION
  (1 Tim. 4:3-4) which eliminates the grace
  of God. They teach a LIBERTINE
  ETHIC which attempts to teach wrong is
  right (Rev. 2:20-24)
 They are highly ORGANIZED and
  STRUCTURED by the wisest of all God’s
  creations. See Eph. 6:10-12
 The following summarizes their existence,
  origin, and confinement:
               ALL ANGELS
REBELLED WITH SATAN (DEMONS)       UNFALLEN (ELECT)ANGELS
Matt. 25:41                        1 Tim. 5:21

  LOOSE AND ACTIVE DEMONS          MICHAEL, GABRIEL,
      Eph. 6:11-12                  MINISTERING, GUARDIAN

  CONFINED DEMONS
      Luke 8:31

       TEMPORARILY CONFINED
             Rev. 9:1-15
       PERMANENTLY CONFINED
             2 Peter 2:4; Jude 6
 HELL THE DESTINATION FOR
   SATAN AND HIS DEMONS
 HELL WAS NOT DESIGNED FOR MAN, IT
  WAS DESIGNED FOR SATAN AND HIS
  DEMONS Matt. 25:41:46. (HEAVEN WAS!)
 THE BIBLE SPEAKS OF HELL 167 TIMES IN
  THE BIBLE.
 32 TIMES THE O.T. REFERS TO HELL AS
  FIRE OR FLAME.
 JESUS TAUGHT OR SPOKE ON HELL 33
  TIMES IN HIS 3 YEAR MINISTRY.(ONCE PER MO.)
 19 OF THE TIMES JESUS SPOKE ON HELL
  HE REFERRED TO IT AS FIRE OR FLAME.
            HELL DESCRIBED
1. MT. 24:46- EVERLASTING PUNISHMENT.
2. ROM. 2:5-10- PLACE OF INDIGNATION,
   WRATH, TRIBULATION, ANGUISH.
3. JUDE 11- PLACE OF DARKNESS.
4. REV. 14:10-11- THE BOTTOMLESS PIT.
5. REV. 14:11-13- NO REST DAY OR NIGHT.
             READ LK. 16:19-31
   CERTAIN PEOPLE/RICH MAN/ LAZARUS/ABRAHAM =
    REAL PEOPLE
   HADES- HELL & PARADISE – GREAT CHASM
   ―TORMENT‖ IN THE GREEK MEANT EITHER; 1) ACUTE
    PAIN FROM A DEBILITATING DISEASE 2) RACK OF
    TORTURE 0R 3) A DESCRIPTION OF FIRE HOT ENOUGH TO
    PURIFY GOLD.
                    HELL DESCRIBED
 FROM THIS ACTUAL STORY FROM
   JESUS’ MOUTH WE LEARN THAT IN
   HELL FOUR (4) THINGS HAPPEN/OCCUR:
1. PEOPLE WILL LOOK UP “he looked up and saw Abraham far
     away”

2. PEOPLE WILL HAVE A DESIRE FOR
   COMFORT-“Let Lazarus come and dip the tip of his finger in water to cool
     my parched tongue”

3. PEOPLE WILL EXPRESS CONCERN- family &
     friends- “for I have five brothers”

4. PEOPLE WILL SEEK CONSOLATION- a great
     miracle for them- “if someone from the dead came to them”
        HELL DESCRIBED
 THERE ARE TWO PHYSICAL
   PROPERTIES ON EARTH THAT ARE
   ABSENT IN HELL THAT KEEP US
   MENTALLY BALANCED & STABLE ON
   EARTH:
1. LIGHT- BECAUSE CHRIST, THE LIGHT OF
   THE WORLD’S PRESENCE IS TAKEN
   AWAY.
2. SOLIDS- IT IS A ―BOTTOMLESS‖ PIT.
        HELL DESCRIBED
 THERE ARE TWO EMOTIONAL
   PROPERTIES ON EARTH THAT ARE
   ABSENT IN HELL THAT KEEP US
   MENTALLY BALANCED & STABLE ON
   EARTH:
1. REST- IF I CAN JUST SLEEP, REST…..
2. HOPE- IF I CAN JUST HANG ON……
 PUT ALL OF THIS IN THE PERSPECTIVE
   OF ETERNITY (ONE DOT=10,000 YRS.)
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        IN CONCLUSION
 SATAN, DEMONS & HELL ARE ALL REAL.
 WE HAVE THE CHOICE OF WHAT WE
  BELIEVE AND WHO WE WILL CHOOSE
  TO FOLLOW.
 IT IS YOUR DECISION ―CHOOSE THIS
  DAY WHOM YOU WILL SERVE……BUT
  AS FOR ME……I CHOOSE THE KING OF
  KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.
 COME GO WITH ME!


                          KG&G SS CLASS MAY-JUNE7,2009

				
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