1. From Satan :

Let us shed some light on Satan to know our enemy of whom our Lord has delivered us . He is also called the devil , anyone who resists God and all what is good . He is the old serpent that seduced Eve and Adam , leading to their fall . The Bible also call him the tempter , he dared to tempt the Lord in the flesh after rising from the Jordan river where John the baptist had baptized him , and he was led by the Spirit to be tempted by the devil for forty days and forty nights while fasting . We read in Luke : ” Now when the devil had ended every temptation, he departed from Him until an opportune time.” ( Luke 4:13). Therefore Satan is the key factor in human temptations , capturing and constraining him by sin which leads to death . For he comes to steal , kill and destroy using all methods of deception , lying and moving evil desires in our lives . The following verse has a lot of this meaning when the Lord speaks with the pharisees and the Jews that resists him ” You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.” ( John 8:44 ) . The lord also called him the ruler of this world ” I will no longer talk much with you, for the ruler of this world is coming, and he has nothing in Me.” ( John 14:30 ) ” . In this sense Satan is behind all evil , wars , impurity , injustice , pain and devastation in this world ” So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. ( Revelation 12:9 ) . He is a roaring lion seeking to devour , a hunter spreading his hidden traps leading to the fall of the unsuspecting non believers and believers ” In humility correcting those who are in opposition, if God perhaps will grant them repentance, so that they may know the truth, and that they may come to their senses and escape the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him to do his will.( 2 Timothy 2:45,46 ) ” Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. ( Ephesians 6:11) …..” Moreover he must have a good testimony among those who are outside, lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.( 1 Timothy 3:7) . Satan began sinning when he overstepped God , and when he fell he wanted to make all fall . He said in his pride days ” I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.” (Isaiah 14:14 ) . So, according to the words of God ” He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.( 1 John 3:8 ). Satan seduces us to fall in sin, He turns us into slaves to sin and thus his slaves, controlling intellect, heart and will, controlling the human spirit and body also , it is the complete slavery. After this introductory summary on who Satan is, and some of his characters and destructive and deadly work we need to groan looking towards who saves and frees. And here comes the answer of Jesus Christ ” Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.” (John 8:36 ). And the deliverance of the Son to Mankind cost him to take the form of man carrying all the sins of the world , so that who knows no sin became sin for us that we might become the righteousness of God in him. He accepted death by Satan’s hand . Satan killed all mankind by killing the Son of man. But …by the Lord’s death on the cross , he conquered death after he forgave sin and defeated Satan ” Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it. ( Colossians 2:15 ) . By offering himself On the cross he gave the power to defeat satan to all who believe in him ” Then the seventy returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name.” ( Luke 10:17 ) .. ” Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. ( Luke 10:19). The Lord has told us that he has delivered us from Satan through his resurrection saying” And He said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.( Luke 10:18 ) . Fulfilling God’s prophecy to man” And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, And you shall bruise His heel.” ( Genesis 3:15 ). Christ , the Son of God incarnate from the virgin Mary ( the new Eve ) came to be the seed I’d the woman who crushed the head of the ancient serpent ; the devil . And managed after his death and resurrection to deliver his children who were captured by Satan since the beginning ” Therefore He says: “When He ascended on high, He led captivity captive, And gave gifts to men.”(Now this, “He ascended”—what does it mean but that He also first descended into the lower parts of the earth? ( Ephesians 4:8,9 ) . In order for us to know that Satan is the capturer and that God is the deliverer read in Job ” And the Lord restored Job’s losses when he prayed for his friends. Indeed the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before. ( Job 42:10) It is the power of God to deliver, regardless to the Satan’s power, tricks or tyranny . The Holy Bible assures us directing our minds and hearts towards God the almighty ” Who gave Jacob for plunder, and Israel to the robbers? Was it not the Lord, He against whom we have sinned? For they would not walk in His ways, Nor were they obedient to His law. Therefore He has poured on him the fury of His anger And the strength of battle; It has set him on fire all around, Yet he did not know; And it burned him, Yet he did not take it to heart.( Isaiah 49:24,25). And it pleases us to hear the call of our redeemer and savior Jesus Christ speaking to us through his words to Zion representing the church and all our souls saying : ” Shake yourself from the dust, arise , Sit down, O Jerusalem! Loose yourself from the bonds of your neck, O captive daughter of Zion! ( Isaiah 52:2 ). Today , I invite you beloved to rise by the power the Lord Jesus your savior and deliverer , and by the power of his name we step with triumph on Satan and all his thoughts and actions the hidden and manifest ,refusing all bondages under Satan ! Trust in Christ’s deliverance, he who came specially to free and heal all who were under Satan’s control . Do not be afraid of witchcraft or demonic powers to which you drove yourself into . Rise and repent and return to your savior , for he is able to free you from all sin And all bondage to money and impurity . For the lord is immeasurably stronger and He is always the victorious if we give him the lead in our lives , the spiritual moral that was given to us in the bible is ” When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own palace, his goods are in peace. But when a stronger than he comes upon him and overcomes him, he takes from him all his armor in which he trusted, and divides his spoils. ( Luke 11:21,22 ) Ye who love the Lord , we must live the true words of the Book despite all what surrounds us from devil’s wars ” Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. ( Romans 8:37 )


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October 24, 2012

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