“Satan CAN be Defeated !!” 3/16/2018 Posted by bruce r. mills for “God’s group”

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Posted by bruce r. mills for “God’s group” @   www.Godsmanforever.com

 

“Satan CAN be Defeated !!”

Ephesians 6:12-13…  For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.  (ESV)

I am posting this 6 sermon series by Pastor John MacArthur on God’s spiritual armor, because it is so very important for the Christian to understand who and what they are up against in living their daily lives !!  Satan and his evil demon friends CAN be all but defeated…but not in our own mortal strength…  We as Christians must put on God’s 6 piece set of spiritual armor, to protect us from Satan’s inevitable attacks…  One only has to listen to the 1st sermon by John MacArthur…to understand that we are up against demonic forces so strong…so cunning…and so destructive…that we will have NO chance of standing up to Satan’s constant attacks to tempt us to sin, without wearing the complete set of spiritual armor God has provided for us to put on piece by piece…  [See 1. below for the 6 sermon series by John MacArthur]   Please consider bookmarking this link, and taking the time to watch this important preaching and teaching on God’s Whole set of spiritual armor…  I believe being fully clad in God’s spiritual armor will change your life !!  It did mine…  [See my personal testimony in 2. below]

So what is this spiritual armor God would like to see each and every one of His redeemed children put on ??  I am glad you asked !!  God’s spiritual armor is described to us by the Apostle Paul, as he sat in a prison cell in Rome at the time he wrote the Book of Ephesians…[see …Ephesians 6:10-20…in 3. below]…  I can only assume the Apostle Paul had a Roman guard standing outside of his cell…  I believe Paul used the guard’s military outfit to help him describe a set of spiritual armor that could protect Christians from Satan’s attacks…  Being totally clad in God’s spiritual armor, to being able to defend ourselves from Satan’s endless attacks, starts with spending time in God’s Word…

Jesus Himself used God’s Word to rebuke all 3 of Satan’s temptations in…Matthew 4:1-11…   God’s Word (the Bible), known as the “sword of the Spirit” (Ephesians 6:17),  is the only offensive piece of God’s 6 piece set of spiritual armor…  Without spending time (hopefully every day) in God’s Word…we as Christians will not learn about how to protect ourselves from Satan’s evil attacks, just like Jesus did…

You say you just can’t find the time every day to spend time reading God’s Word ??  I say you just can’t afford not to spend the time in God’s Word each and every day…  Jesus Himself tell us that we must be spiritually fed every day, just like we need food in order to survive…  We see Jesus’ plea for us to be spiritually fed, two times in the Gospels… Matthew 4:4…&…Luke 4:4

Matthew 4:4…  But he answered, “It is written, “‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”  (ESV)

My friends, for those that can’t seem to find the time to read God’s Word every day, I would like to introduce you to an audible version of the Bible, in an app designed to read (or listen to) the entire Bible in a year…  There is commentary by Vicar Nicky Gumbel…and scripture reading by another British gentleman…  This amazing app allows one to listen to God’s Word while driving to work, or doing chores around the house…  Please check it out in 4. below… Now there is absolutely no reason not to be spiritually fed every day, and allow God’s Word and the power of the Holy Spirit to totally transform your life !!

This barrage of evil attacks by Satan and our own unredeemed flesh, will never allow us to focus on the Lord, without putting on the Lord Jesus Christ (known as the Armor of light)…each and every morning, before we step out into this world of sin and shame…

Romans 13:12-14…  The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light13 Let us walk properly as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and sensuality, not in quarreling and jealousy. 14 But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.  (ESV)

If you believe every Word in the Bible is truth, as I do…and you believe that God has never broken a promise…why would you not want to keep Satan in check in your life ??  We see a second confirming piece of scripture penned by the Apostle James, that even tells us that Satan will flee from us, in this scripture…

James 4:7-8…  Submit yourselves therefore to GodResist the devil, and he will flee from youDraw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.  (ESV)

Gracious God and heavenly Father…I am ever so thankful for Your Word, and the promises You make us that we can be protected from Satan, and our own unredeemed flesh…  I pray Father, that You urge each and every Christian reading this post, to take the time to listen to Your servant John MacArthur preach on the absolute importance of putting on all 6 pieces of spiritual armor that the Apostle Paul teaches us about in…Ephesians 6:10-20…  I pray that this spiritual armor You have provided for us, would be donned by each and every one of us…in Jesus’ most precious name and for His sake…Amen…

Blessings in Christ,  bruce

References:

  1. 6 sermon series by John MacArthur – https://www.gty.org/library/topical-series-library/307/the-armor-of-god

  2. My personal testimony…  https://godsmanforever.com/2013/02/25/gods-group-thoughts-for-2252013-gods-duo/

  3. Read…Ephesians 6:10-20…   https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=eph6%3A10-20&version=ESV

  4. Read or listen to the “Bible in one year” app – https://www.bibleinoneyear.org/

P.S. (from bruce)   If you’re not a “born again” Christian, is the Holy Spirit urging you to open this link ??  Here is the truth for this most important days writing, about how God’s grace is received to become a Christian in God’s eyes; through understanding and obeying the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ…   https://godsmanforever.com/2016/12/19/the-gospel-of-our-lord-jesus-christ-12182016-written-by-bruce-r-mills/

To my brothers and sisters in Christ, please feel free to share this message of the cross with those in need…

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