Grace Bible Church
Pastor Robert R. McLaughlin
Friday January 12,2018
Satan has a basic plan that he implements throughout history-
For Bel’s its distract and confuse, for Unbel’s it’s keeping them blind to the Gospel.
Gen 3:1 … And he said to the woman, “Indeed, has God said, ‘You shall not eat from any tree of the garden’?”
Satan may have not been fully aware of the coming Cross, but he knew God’s plan to resolve the conflict had been launched!
Satan will always use twisted scripture, lies and deception that gives an illusion God is unfair or unloving. Satan wants the Bel to feel distant or confused concerning their relationship with God.
Gen 3:15 And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; He shall bruise you on the head, And you shall bruise him on the heel.”
Cain was someone who lived in his flesh, ignored the PPOG, he had bitter jealousy & selfish motives. He was available to hear the word of God, yet he rejected it!
1Joh 3:12, Jude 11
Gen 6:2 that the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves, whomever they chose.
Nephilim- an unholy breed of half human, half angelic beings.
OT leaders like -Pharaoh, King of Tyre, King Nebuchadnezzar, King Ahad & Jezebel, right up till King Herod are proof positive that satanic forces can be involved in political and military leadership.False religions & idol worship that sprang up from groups like the Babylonians and Canaanites were all signs or influence of demon possession
Counterfeits work for Satan, because they give the appearance to be good or godly….close to what the Bible teaches.
Distracting Bels from truth.
The two signs that a military force or political leadership, or even a religious movement is influenced by Satan is; Anti-Semitism and a disdain for the Gospel of Jesus Christ (Bible Doctrine…truth!).
Rev 16:13- Dragon (Satan), Beast (Anti-Christ), False Prophet and unclean spirits.
Notice the hierarchy or pseudo government / establishment.
Deception & ability to move or fool whole armies / nations is within the power of Satan.
In Rev 17 it refers to the one world religious movement that also deceives the majority.
1Sam 16:14 Now the Spirit of the Lord departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the Lord terrorized him.
When a Bel rejects the PPOG they are then accepting the plan of Satan.
Bel’s can be influenced, not possessed by demonic forces. Therefore a Bel can be used by Satan to disrupt or confuse others concerning the PPOG.
1Tim 4:1 But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons,
2Tim 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires,
We conform to the truth (Bible Doctrine) we do not make the truth conform to what we want it to be.
Truth is not always comfortable or design to tickle our ears.
2Cor 12:7 Because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, for this reason, to keep me from exalting myself, there was given me a thorn in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to torment me—to keep me from exalting myself!
Eph 2:2 tells us Satan has power within the atmosphere.
Job chapter 1, covers the power of the weather and influence over Unbel’s Satan has and can use to attack Bel’s.
1Thes 2:18 For we wanted to come to you—I, Paul, more than once—and yet Satan hindered us.
There are satanic forces designed to cause us to stumble, especially if you have momentum in PPOG.
Dan 7:25 He will speak out against the Most High and wear down the saints of the Highest One, and he will intend to make alterations in times and in law; and they will be given into his hand for a time, times, and half a time.
Eph 11:16 in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.
Act 5:3 But Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and to keep back some of the price of the land?
2Cor 4:4 in whose case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
Luk 8:12 “Those beside the road are those who have heard; then the devil comes and takes away the word from their heart, so that they will not believe and be saved.
Mat 13:38 and the field is the world; and as for the good seed, these are the sons of the kingdom; and the tares are the sons of the evil one; 39 and the enemy who sowed them is the devil, and the harvest is the end of the age; and the reapers are angels.
The books of Matthew, Mark & Luke show demon possession of Unbel’s. We need to remain aware in our daily lives as to who may need evangelizing or who may need to be kept at a distance.
Psa 56:4 In God, whose word I praise, In God I have put my trust; I shall not be afraid. What can mere man do to me?
1Sam 26:9 But David said to Abishai, “Do not destroy him, for who can stretch out his hand against the Lord’s anointed and be without guilt?”
Rom 8:31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us?
1Joh 4:4 You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world.