There Is A Battle Worse Than Armageddon
As we go through our Christian lives we will face daily battles. A Christian will miss Armageddon here on Earth but may be a part of it from God’s side so while we are on this Earth living in this flesh we will have our greatest battles. Our greatest battle is with Satan and he trying to control our minds. God tells us to wear our helmet of salvation all the time.
Eph 6:17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
There is a reason the Apostle Paul used these words of armor. One he was inspired of the Holy Ghost and we needed to clearly understand our adversary. Now every Born Again child of God has the indwelling of the Holy Ghost but Satan will still try to trick us.
An idle mind is the Devils workshop!
The Apostle Paul wrote again and we can see he also had the same problem.
Rom 7:23 But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.
As long as we are still living in this flesh we will be attacked by Satan the Devil.
Gen 3:1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
Gen 3:2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
Gen 3:3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
Gen 3:4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
Gen 3:5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
Gen 3:6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
Gen 3:7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.
Gen 3:8 And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.
Gen 3:9 And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?
Gen 3:10 And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.
Gen 3:11 And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?
Gen 3:12 And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.
Gen 3:13 And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.
Gen 3:14 And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:
Gen 3:15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
Gen 3:16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.
Gen 3:17 And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;
Gen 3:18 Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;
Gen 3:19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.
Gen 3:20 And Adam called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.
Gen 3:21 Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them.
1.) What was Satan’s target?
a.) The target was the mind of Eve.
“Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?”
Satan says did God really tell you not to eat of every tree in the Garden. Satan has cast doubt on the Word of God.
b.) The target was the corruption of the mind of Eve.
Satan beguiled(misled) Eve with hidden cunningness and slyness.
2Co 11:3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
c.) The target was the twisting(perverting) of Eve’s mind.
2.) What was Satan’s tactic?
a.) Satan questioned the Word Of God.
He insinuated “did God really say that”
We need to understand that God says what He means and He means what He says every time.
The Bible says:
Mat 12:36 But I say unto you, [That every idle word] that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.
An “idle word” is a useless word. God will not ever go against His Own Word. There are no useless words in the Bible.
b.) He denies God’s Word.
“Ye shall not surely die”
Satan called God a liar. There are way to many people in the world today that have fallen for the false teachings regarding the Bible. The Bible is the inspired Word of God. EVERY BLESSED WORD!
2Ti 3:16 [All] scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
What do we do with that word “all” in this scripture, throw it away?
Satan has gotten Eve on the hook and he begins to reel her in.
c.) Satan substitutes his own word.
“then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil”
It is so sad in our day there are so many versions of God’s Word and for the most part many of them are substituting their own words in place of what God said just as Satan did. If your Bible is not based on the original Hebrew and Greek manuscripts, I’d throw it away and get me one such as the King James Bible which is.
3.) Where was the Tempter in all this?
a.) He was hidden! Satan still hides so therefore there are many that deny his existance.
He is mention in the Bible. If you deny him then you must deny the entire Bible, which is what a lot of people do. These people will join this vile thing unless they repent and come to know the Lord Jesus Christ as their Savior.
Rev 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
Rev 12:10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.
b.) Satan is a Horrible thing.
By his subtility he destroyed the Beauty of the Garden of Eden.
c.) Satan is homicidle!
Joh 10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
4.) What was the tragedy of all this?
a.) Eve fell into Satan’s trap. (She allowed Satan to get into her mind)
Mat 26:41 Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
b.) Now the entire world is caught up in this tragedy.
1Jn 2:16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
1Jn 2:17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.
c.) We keep falling for Satan’s scheme.
(Satan has never had to change his tactics)
Joh 8:44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
5.) Then how do we triumph over Satan?
a.) There has to be a shedding of Blood!
God made coats of skins and clothed them. God would have had to shed the Blood of these animals to do this.
Heb 9:22 And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.
Rom 5:9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.
b.) The Covering of their sin!
(God clothed them, they had a robe of righteousness, they put on the Blood of Christ!)
Isa 61:10 I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.
Isa 61:11 For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.
Rom 3:22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: