Monday, October 7, 2019

On Knowing the Enemy of Christ

1 John 5:19 
King James Version
19 And we know that we are of God, 
and the whole world 
lieth in wickedness.

It's time to know the enemy.

We are not battling flesh and blood:

Ephesians 6:12 
King James Version
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, 
but against principalities
against powers, 
against the rulers of the darkness of this world, 
against spiritual wickedness in high places.

He waits in ambush:

1 Peter 5:8-9 
King James Version
8 Be sober, 
be vigilant; 
because your adversary the devil, 
as a roaring lion, 
walketh about, 
seeking whom he may devour:
9 Whom resist stedfast in the faith, 
knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished 
in your brethren that are in the world.

He likes those disobedient to God:

Ephesians 2:2 
King James Version
2 Wherein in time past ye walked 
according to the course of this world, 
according to the prince of the power of the air, 
the spirit that now worketh 
in the children of disobedience:

He takes people away from God:

2 Corinthians 4:4 
King James Version
4 In whom the god of this world 
hath blinded the minds of them 
which believe not
lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, 
who is the image of God, 
should shine unto them.

He is on a rampage for he knows the day of GOD draws near:

Revelation 12:12 
King James Version
12 Therefore rejoice, 
ye heavens, 
and ye that dwell in them. 
Woe to the inhabiters of the earth 
and of the sea! 
for the devil is come down unto you, 
having great wrath, 
because he knoweth 
that he hath but a short time.

Be not afraid, though.
Put your faith in the LORD JESUS.
Become born again.
Put on the full "Armor of God".
Meditate upon this verse:

James 4:7 
King James Version
7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. 
Resist the devil, 
and he will flee from you.

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