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TODAY’S WORD, 5-9-16 The Enemy’s S’s

 

DO YOU KNOW THAT WE HAVE A COMMON ENEMY?!

CAN YOU RECOGNIZE OUR ADVERSARY AT WORK?  

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:  (1Peter 5:8)

The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy:   (John 10:10a)

After talking with some Christians about afflictions they’re going through or have recently experienced, I realized that the source of our testings and trials could be reduced to the works of Satan.   My sister’s husband who was well and happy one day was hospitalized the next day for pneumonia.  Two friends have teenagers whose personalities underwent extreme changes and are receiving psychiatric treatment.  Another friend became bedridden for 4 months, unable to use her hands or feet; she was otherwise healthy her whole life.  The works of Satan can be recognized by any or all of the following:

THE ENEMY’S S’s

  • SUBTIL/SUBTLE; SNEAKY
  • SUDDEN
  • SURPRISE
  • SUSPICIOUS
  • STRANGE
  • SEVERE/SERIOUS

Please learn about Satan’s evil works and spiritual warfare so you can stand against him!

See END TIMES TEACHINGS ‘Spiritual Warfare’ on Tab Bar  https://heulu.wordpress.com/end-time-teachings/

Read about what happened to Job.   In Job chapter 1 you will find ALL of the ENEMY’S S’s!  He is crafty, the Master Deceiver of all mankind from the beginning of time until NOW!

Put on the whole armor of God (Eph 6:10-18); resist the enemy and he will flee from you (James 4:7; 1Peter 5:9)!  

God bless you and protect you from the fiery darts of the enemy!

 

 

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TRUSTING GOD AND DOING HIS WILL- Liz’s Journal

"Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work."  (John 4:34)
“Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.”   (John 4:34)

This post is about keeping our focus, staying strong in the Lord and what He has called us to do.  We need to stay close to God and His Word.  We must be wary of Satan and his evil tactics to confuse, distract, and deceive Christians with the purpose of destroying the work of God through strife and disunity.

Although written in my journal dated Jan 21, 2003, this seems descriptive of what is happening in Christian circles today.  This is what the Holy Spirit impressed upon me:

“Our meat is the same as Jesus’ meat, which is to do the will of the Father.  Jesus came to seek and save those who are lost that they may experience life and life more abundantly.  Our mission is the same.   It is to those in the lost and dying world who are ignorant of the message of salvation and eternal life, who are outside of the safety of the sheepfold.   The masses of the world are out there in the dark and the Lord is short of laborers.  That’s why He said to pray for more to labour with Him, to preach the gospel of the kingdom, to bring in the lost.  We should be doing the works of Jesus and the early disciples of bringing the message of salvation and deliverance to the world.  That is our job.  Whereas the enemy’s job is to thwart all efforts directed at God in accomplishing His perfect plan and purpose for mankind.

We must always be careful on whose side we are working, whose purposes we are supporting.  Everyone must determine in their own minds to know who the enemy is and what his agenda is.  If we are not careful, we could easily find ourselves in the wrong camp and following the plan of the adversary, rather than serving in the ranks of the Lords’s army.

It is the ultimate goal of the devil to cause divisions and strife within the body of Christ to make it self destruct by pitting people and organizations against one another.  Many do not recognize this, however, and think that they are helping God out by labeling and identifying ‘dissident’ groups.  They are being used of the enemy and are not even aware that their zeal in doing this has been motivated by Satan himself.

When we take our eyes off the main focus of our calling, the enemy is right there to use us as his instruments to weaken the body of Christ. It is the highest form of deception when believers forget who their mission is to be directed to – the lost, the poor, the needy, etc. and they begin to attack one another.  It is also the greatest damage they cause to God’s work on earth by bringing reproach and loss of credibility upon those who profess to be Christians.  If we cannot impact the world with the gospel, the numbers that will come into the kingdom will be drastically reduced.  And we will certainly be held accountable for our part in hurting the work of the Lord. 

Related Link:  

CHAPTER 7  Watchmen on the Wall  https://heulu.wordpress.com/2012/11/06/repent-return-and-remain-with-god-shofar-ebook-chapter-7/