Deliver us from the Evil One

 

Satan Is Real

Zechariah 3

1.  And he shewed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the Lord, and Satan standing at his right hand to resist him.

 2.  And the Lord said unto Satan, The Lord rebuke thee, O Satan; even the Lord that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee: is not this a brand plucked out of the fire?

The Bible is absolutely clear that there is a very real devil who presides over an organized, unified kingdom. Satan is no humorous myth. The one that slithered into the Garden of Eden and tempted Adam and Eve (GEN 3) was the same one who tempted Jesus Christ in the wilderness. (Matt 4). It is satan and his angels that were cast out of heaven and deceive the whole world (Rev 12; 9) He is a liar and the father of all lies (John 8:44) and he is the accuser of the brethren ( REV 12:10)

He can transform himself into an angel of light. (2 COR 11:14). If you hear someone say that they have received a new revelation judge it by the truth of the word of God. If you follow that revelation when the Bible clearly states it’s the wrong way you will fall into deception. There is but one true light and that is our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ “ The light of the world. (John 8:12). (1 Peter 5:8) states that the devil is a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour. And that includes you.

The apostle Paul tells us that Satan is the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that works in the sons of disobedience.(EPH 2: 2). Behind every temptation there is a tempter. Behind every lie there is the father of lies. Behind every murder there is Satan who was a murder from the beginning. (John 8: 44)

Jesus taught us to pray “deliver us from the evil one.” (Matt 6: 13)

God has the power and Authority to set you free from the powers of principalities and darkness. Jesus said “therefore if the Son makes you free you shall be free indeed”. (John 8:36). Satan was utterly defeated by Christ at Calvary and through His resurrection. When Satan reminds you of your past remind him of his future. (Rev 20:10). 

 

The Attraction of the Occult.

Acts 19

19.  Many of them also which used curious arts brought their books together, and burned them before all men: and they counted the price of them, and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver.

 20.  So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed..

The Secular world today has portrayed Satan as a comical character; Millions are worshiping him in occult rituals today. Children are introduced to him in Saturday morning cartoons and books like the Harry Potter series.  Which offers the basic pricples of the occult, blood sacrifices, hexes, curses, and instruction from witches they make the occult seem harmless and exciting. I assure you it is not. Many video and board games , television shows, movies, and popular music lyrics are prolific in occult content. When you play with the occult you are opening the doors to Satan and his demons and are inviting them to take you over.

Why are so many people especially teenagers so attracted to the occult? The answer is Power. You can encounter this power in demon processed people. The promises of power are every where in occult materials.

But what God wants you to know is that Satan’s promises of power are a sham.

The apostle Paul says the there is no authority except for God. (Rom. 13: 1)

Jesus said “All authority has been given Me in heaven and on earth” ( Matt 28: 18).

All Authority and power are in the name of Jesus Christ.

There is power in His word and in His blood.

Jesus is the Lion of the tribe of Judah (Rev 5: 5) who has power of the prince of darkness, every demon spirit and every power and principality.

Jesus has power over death hell and the grave.

In Jesus Christ there is power over your past, present, and future.

There is power over every sickness in the healing of the Great Physician.

There is power to solve every problem you have.

Jesus Christ is now sitting at the right hand of God the Father which is a position of power, and He is Coming again with power and great glory (Matt. 26:64)

There is only ONE SOURCE OF POWER: the Almighty, the eternal unshakable JEHOVAH-JIREH (GEN. 22:14).

Are Demons Real 

Acts 16

16.  And it came to pass, as we were going to the place of prayer, that a certain maid having a spirit of divination met us, who brought her masters much gain by soothsaying.

 17.  The same following after Paul and us cried out, saying, These men are servants of the Most High God, who proclaim unto you the way of salvation.

 18.  And this she did for many days. But Paul, being sore troubled, turned and said to the spirit, I charge thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And it came out that very hour.

It may surpise you that  Jesus spent 25% of His ministry casting out demons out of people.

Jesus never sent His disciples out to preach without giving them athourity over demon spirits ( Luke 9: 1).

People today look for signs. Jesus made it clear that the one sign that would follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons” ( Mark 16: 17) .

If Jesus and His Disciples Cast out demons then why does the twenty-first century Church not cast out demons?

The apostle Paul tells us why when he describes a Church having a form of Godliness but denying the power there of. (2 Tim 3: 5).

We are presently watching the birth of this apostate church. It can be seen in the acceptance of gay bishops, in pedophile priests and the denial that the word of God is true.

This is the church that the antichrist and the false prophet will rule.

The top propriety of the New Testament church was to get the devil out of the church and God into the Church.

The problem today is that most churches deny the existence of Satan and demons and that evil is even present.

Satan is more than willing for you to go to church and sing amazing grace as long as you do it with a sin sick soul.

The Bible says that Christ came into this world to destroy the works of the devil.

.(1John 3: 8)   He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.

(GEN 3:15) He came to bruise the head of the serpent.

The true Church of Jesus Christ is at war with the world the flesh and the devil.

The fact is you are either one of two places you are either being controlled by the Holy Spirit of being controlled by an evil spirit.

Which are you?

We are in a war for the very souls of mankind you cannot sit on the fence and be a spectator.

You must make a choice which side you are on.

Sitting on the fence will only give you splinters.

Portraits of Demons

Revelation 9

20.  And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk:

 21.  Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.

Mark 9

17.  And one of the multitude answered and said, Master, I have brought unto thee my son, which hath a dumb spirit;

 18.  And wheresoever he taketh him, he teareth him: and he foameth, and gnasheth with his teeth, and pineth away: and I spake to thy disciples that they should cast him out; and they could not..

28.  And when he was come into the house, his disciples asked him privately, Why could not we cast him out?

 29.  And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.