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Satan Came to Church
Saints can be Deceived

Up-Dated - Friday, December 06, 2013

Scripture

2 Cor 4:3 "But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:"
2 Cor 4:4 "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."

Text

2 Cor 4:4 "… the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not…”

Satan has blinded the minds of those that have not trusted Christ as their Saviour and Satan has blinded the minds of those that have trusted Christ as their Saviour but have not trusted Him with anything else since being saved.

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Shocking

I want to tell you something shocking
“Satan came to Church last week”
Yes,
I am not sure if it was Satan himself
or
one or some of his demons

Satan came to church last week!
“What did he do?

I’m going to get to that
in just a minute

But first let’s go over some things that he did not do
Encourage
Exhort
Tithe
Bring his children
Teach
Usher
Lead the Music or Sing
Clean the Building
For the Bible Study
Preach

Why did Satan come to Church?
It may sound shocking to start with but with a little explanation you will see it perfectly.

Satan came to church last week to PREY

not P-r-a-y
but P-r-e-y

He came to Prey on those that are on the edge of the Camp

Children
Mothers
Fathers

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Satan came to Prey on

1 Pet 5:8 "Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:"
Job 4:11 "The old lion perisheth for lack of prey … "

But Satan has plenty to Prey on

Isa 49:24 "Shall the prey be taken from the mighty …"

NO!
but we are not the mighty
we must run to the Almighty

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Satan is bold

Mat 4:1 "Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil."
Mat 4:2 "And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungered."
Mat 4:3 "And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread."
Mat 4:4 "But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God."
Mat 4:5 "Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple,"
Mat 4:6 "And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone."
Mat 4:7 "Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God."
Mat 4:8 "Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and showeth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;"
Mat 4:9 "And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me."
Mat 4:10 "Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve."
Mat 4:11 "Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him."

If the devil is bold enough to come call on Jesus Christ and is brash enough to tempt Him don’t think for a second that he will not come to Church on Sunday to Prey on the members.

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Satan is secretive

Mat 13:38 "The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one;"
Mat 13:39 "The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels."
Mat 13:40 "As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world."

He has secretly placed weeds with the wheat.

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Satan is tricky

Mat 7:21 "Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven."
Mat 7:22 "Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?"
Mat 7:23 "And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity."

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Satan is a liar

John 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."

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What must we do?

Don’t give him a place

Eph 4:27 "Neither give place to the devil."

Put on the Armour of God

Eph 6:11 "Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil."
Eph 6:12 "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."

Resist him, submit to the Lord

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

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The devil will get what is coming to him

Rev 20:9 "And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them."

Those in the camp are safe. Those outside the camp are not.

Rev 20:10 "And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever."
Rev 20:11 "And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them."
Rev 20:12 "And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works."
Rev 20:13 "And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works."
Rev 20:14 "And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death."
Rev 20:15 "And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire."

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