Grace Bible Church
Deacon Rick Bettez
Friday, July 19, 2013
Luke 4:2-13 For 40 days Jesus Christ had close combat with the devil. And at the end Satan simply stood to the side until a later date.
Luke 22:31 Simon, behold, Satan has demanded permission to sift you like wheat.
The book of Job shows Satan approaching God in a confident face-off. Satan is roaming (Shuwt) about casually on the earth.
Insight into who & what Satan is should draw you closer to God and pull you further from cosmic priorities.
2Cor 4:3 The god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so they cannot see the gospel of Jesus Christ.
MAT 13:19 When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what has been sown in his heart.
Luke 8:12 speaks on the Unbeliever who has opportunity to hear the gospel but Satan & his system distract them.
Luke 8:13 Rocky soil points to a hard surface or hard heart toward the things of God. Believers who never get past salvation.
Luke 8:14 Believers who are choked out by the thorns (details of life). Very little doctrinal momentum & have their priorities lined up with the cosmic system.
Luke 8:15 Good soil (positive soul structure). Perseverance, Hypomone- meaning steadfast, patiently sustaining with endurance and consistency.
The positive Bel has a sound mind & good soul structure, they grab hold of truth firmly, never letting it go and endure, consistently further toward maturity.
COL 2:8 Sylagogeo, used twice for ‘takes & ‘captive’ meaning led away as a slave or prize, stolen treasure. Led away from truth, captive & taken away from truth.
Kenos, empty or vain. A vessel containing nothing, void of truth.
See to it that no one carries you off as spoil or makes you yourselves captive by his so-called philosophy & intellectualism, and vain deceit (idle fancies and plain nonsense),
Following human tradition- men’s ideas of material ( rather than spiritual) world- just crude notions following the rudimentary and elemental teachings of the universe and disregarding the teachings of Christ the Messiah.
Satan has men that can perform signs & wonders, and one in particular is coming with great power 2Thes 2:9.
Helikia, a suitable age, to reach a limit or certain stage. Pleroma meaning completely filled, abundantly filled, a Spiritual completeness within you.
LUK 4:1-2 Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led around by the Spirit in the wilderness for forty days, being tempted by the devil.
Family & work are two areas that fall under a category of mid to close range attacks that Satan can use.
The long range attacks in the cosmic system go largely unnoticed due to the subtle nature of the attack.