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1 SLEEPING WITH THE ENEMY Pastor Michael S. Nimmons

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3 Knowledge is Power Part 1 Knowledge is Power Part 1

4 OBJECTIVES 1.To do an in-depth analysis of our true enemy 2.Juxtapose natural warfare with spiritual warfare, and compare an contrast methodologies 3.To identify and examine the weapons that our enemies uses against us TRUE ENEMY IS 4.To emphasize the importance of knowing who are TRUE ENEMY IS 5.To better prepare ourselves to fight against our adversary

5 SLEEPING WITH… Sleeping : suggests the state of mind/ or being that we are in with relationship to our enemySleeping : suggests the state of mind/ or being that we are in with relationship to our enemy –A state of euphoria, comatose; our defenses have been lowered –which also suggest we dont understand the gravity of the danger we are in proximity of Sleeping With : Denotes the nature and /or condition of our relationship with respect to our enemySleeping With : Denotes the nature and /or condition of our relationship with respect to our enemy It also suggests the proximity (closeness) with which we are in relationship to our enemyIt also suggests the proximity (closeness) with which we are in relationship to our enemy

6 In this state:In this state: –Easy to underestimate your enemy –Easily taken advantage of –Loose focus –Become a victim / victimized –Easy to take your enemy for granted SLEEPING WITH…

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8 WHEN SOLDIERS SLEEP… They sleep in their uniforms They sleep in close proximity to one another They sleep with their weapons They sleep with a subconscious alertness

9 When Soldiers Fight… They have researched and investigated their adversaryThey have researched and investigated their adversary They are prepared and equipped for the battle they are attempting to fightThey are prepared and equipped for the battle they are attempting to fight They are knowledgeable about not just their ENEMY; but also about their environment, behaviors, infrastructure as well as their WEAPONARY.They are knowledgeable about not just their ENEMY; but also about their environment, behaviors, infrastructure as well as their WEAPONARY.

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11 BAPHOMET 1 st associated with the occult in st associated with the occult in 1854 Created by Eliphus Levi as the Sabbatic Goat winged humaniod goat with a pair of breasts and a torch on its head between its hornsCreated by Eliphus Levi as the Sabbatic Goat winged humaniod goat with a pair of breasts and a torch on its head between its horns Associated with Freemasons a symbol of wisdom and higher intelligenceAssociated with Freemasons a symbol of wisdom and higher intelligence Resembles early depictions of the DevilResembles early depictions of the Devil Also used as a symbol for Aleister Crowleys mystical system called Thelema*Also used as a symbol for Aleister Crowleys mystical system called Thelema*

12 ALEISTER CROWLEY …The Devil is, historically, the God of any people that one personally dislikes…This serpent, SATAN, is not the enemy of Man, but HE who made Gods of our race, knowing Good and Evil; He bade Know Thyself! and taught Initiation. He is The Devil of The Book of Thoth, and his emblem is BAPHOMET, the Androgyne who is hieroglyph of arcane perfection…He is therefore Life, and Love. But moreover his letter is ayin, the Eye, so that his Light; and Zodiacal image is Capricornus, that leaping goat whose attribute is Liberty. …The Devil is, historically, the God of any people that one personally dislikes…This serpent, SATAN, is not the enemy of Man, but HE who made Gods of our race, knowing Good and Evil; He bade Know Thyself! and taught Initiation. He is The Devil of The Book of Thoth, and his emblem is BAPHOMET, the Androgyne who is hieroglyph of arcane perfection…He is therefore Life, and Love. But moreover his letter is ayin, the Eye, so that his Light; and Zodiacal image is Capricornus, that leaping goat whose attribute is Liberty.

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14 The god Complex

15 Is It YOU or ME?Is It YOU or ME? Ephesians 6:12Ephesians 6:12 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. 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. Who is Our Enemy???

16 Lucifer (Isaiah 14:2), Satan (I Chron 21:1), Beelzebub (Matt 10:25)Lucifer (Isaiah 14:2), Satan (I Chron 21:1), Beelzebub (Matt 10:25) Lucifer means Son of the Morning (A heavenly name given to him by God, as he was the Chief Musician in heaven.)Lucifer means Son of the Morning (A heavenly name given to him by God, as he was the Chief Musician in heaven.) Only 1 recorded instance of this name in the Bible, where there are numerous mentions of the other names he is most known by; Devil=125, Satan=50Only 1 recorded instance of this name in the Bible, where there are numerous mentions of the other names he is most known by; Devil=125, Satan=50 Satan means The Accuser & another name for the Devil, Rev 20:2Satan means The Accuser & another name for the Devil, Rev 20:2 The Word of God fashions and shapes our perceptions and our approach to our adversary (St. John 10:10)The Word of God fashions and shapes our perceptions and our approach to our adversary (St. John 10:10) The repetition of Lucifers other names; is the Bibles way of identifying who are adversary isThe repetition of Lucifers other names; is the Bibles way of identifying who are adversary is Who is Our Enemy???

17 KNOWING YOUR ENEMY Why is this important?Why is this important? –For Knowledge Sake… Hosea 4:6Hosea 4:6 My people destroyed for the lack of knowledge.My people destroyed for the lack of knowledge. II Corinthians 11:14II Corinthians 11:14 Lest Satan should get an advantage over us, for we are not ignorant of his devices.Lest Satan should get an advantage over us, for we are not ignorant of his devices.

18 Why is this important?Why is this important? –So you can be properly equipped to fight against your enemy Ephesians 6:11Ephesians 6:11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. –So you will appreciate the Power that it takes in order to defeat your enemy Luke 10:19*, Acts 19:13-17*, II Corinth 10:4*Luke 10:19*, Acts 19:13-17*, II Corinth 10:4* KNOWING YOUR ENEMY

19 Why is this important?Why is this important? –So you will appreciate the Power that it takes in order to defeat your enemy Acts 1:8Acts 1:8 And ye shall receive power after that the Holy Ghost has come upon you.And ye shall receive power after that the Holy Ghost has come upon you. –It takes Power to fight in this spiritual battle and a simple CONFESSION or DECLARATION of Salvation does not adequately equip one to fight. (Romans 10:9) (Romans 10:9) KNOWING YOUR ENEMY

20 He Doesnt Exist The Devil has Romanticized himself in the world to those who follow him. Thats why in many circles his still referred to as Lucifer- The Son of the Morning Fallen Angel And, to them he doesnt exist in the way that he is viewed according to scripture Its an EXPECTATION for the world to have this view the Devil But, its DANGEROUS when the church adopts the same view of our enemy

21 THE DEVIL IS… A LIAR, St. John 8:44, Rom 3:4, Tim 1:10A LIAR, St. John 8:44, Rom 3:4, Tim 1:10 A DECIEVER, Matt 24:4, 5, 24, Rev 12:9, Rev 20:1-3A DECIEVER, Matt 24:4, 5, 24, Rev 12:9, Rev 20:1-3 A MANIPULATOR, Luke 4:1-13A MANIPULATOR, Luke 4:1-13 A ANARCHIST, Prov. 6:16-19, I Corinth 14:33A ANARCHIST, Prov. 6:16-19, I Corinth 14:33 A IMITATOR, II Corinth 11:1-14A IMITATOR, II Corinth 11:1-14

22 Lucifers Fall Isaiah 14:12-14Isaiah 14:12-14 –12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! –13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: –14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.

23 Lucifers Fall Luke 10:18Luke 10:18 –18 And he- (Jesus) said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.

24 I WANT TO BE LIKE GOD Matthew 4:1-11Matthew 4:1-11 (8-10) … Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; (8-10) … Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; 9 And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. 9 And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. 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. 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.

25 GOD –Is Worshipped –Is the One True God –Is All Powerful –Has Angels –Has Followers –Has a Plan for mankind –Has a Bible –Has Churches SATAN –Is Worshipped –Is seen as a god –Has Some Power –Has Demons –Has Followers –Has a Plan for mankind –Has a Bible –Has Churches I WANT TO BE LIKE GOD

26 The Devils Bible (Codex Gigas) Thought to have been created in the early 13 th CenturyThought to have been created in the early 13 th Century Created by Herman the Recluse in the Benedictine Monastery of Podlazice;Created by Herman the Recluse in the Benedictine Monastery of Podlazice; The Devils Bible is so huge that it requires at least two people to carry it.The Devils Bible is so huge that it requires at least two people to carry it. Once considered the eighth wonder of the world, the Codex Gigas stretches three feet long and weighs a hundred and sixty-five pounds.Once considered the eighth wonder of the world, the Codex Gigas stretches three feet long and weighs a hundred and sixty-five pounds. It is the only book that places the Old and New Testaments alongside violent, holy incantations.It is the only book that places the Old and New Testaments alongside violent, holy incantations.

27 The Devils Bible (Codex Gigas) The Codex Gigas includes mystical medical formulas for anything from treating ailments such as fevers and epilepsy to resolving practical problems such as finding a thief.The Codex Gigas includes mystical medical formulas for anything from treating ailments such as fevers and epilepsy to resolving practical problems such as finding a thief. The book's transfer to Prague in 2008 took a year of planning. It was insured for $15.1 million during the transfer.The book's transfer to Prague in 2008 took a year of planning. It was insured for $15.1 million during the transfer. The Devils Bible has 600 pages, which is 310 parchment leaves, all made from donkey skins.The Devils Bible has 600 pages, which is 310 parchment leaves, all made from donkey skins. The Codex Gigas contains one full page – right opposite the devil portrait – of a towering Heavenly City. Although no people can be seen in the Heavenly City, it is a symbol of hope and salvation, a contrast to the portrait of the devil on the opposing page. The Codex Gigas contains one full page – right opposite the devil portrait – of a towering Heavenly City. Although no people can be seen in the Heavenly City, it is a symbol of hope and salvation, a contrast to the portrait of the devil on the opposing page.

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29 Critical Questions??Critical Questions?? –Why isnt the truth about our enemy a priority for more people? –Why & how has the devil been so effective in disguising his tactics and methodologies against not just the world, but the church? –Do you believe that knowing your enemy is important, or is our focus and energies misdirected? KNOWING YOUR ENEMY

30 QUESTIONS???


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