Presentation on theme: "If I Were “The Devil”? 1 Peter 5:8-9"— Presentation transcript:
1If I Were “The Devil”? 1 Peter 5:8-9 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about, seeking whom he may devour: 9Whom resist steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brothers that are in the world.
2Two Drawing Powers of Universe God is a drawing power in the universeGod draws by the power of his wordJn 6:44-451 Thess 1:62 Thess 2:14Satan is the other drawing power on EarthSatan draws through the lust of the flesh1 Jn 4:1
3An Adversary is not a friend 1 Peter 5:8-9 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about, seeking whom he may devour:He is the opponent in a lawsuitOpposite to helping – life or death – he is deathKnowingly makes false charges, deceptive, deliberate, ungrateful, inconsiderate, and is unconcerned about you and your needsNot hideous monster with horns and tail but could even be disguised as an angel of light 2 Cor 11:14
4He Is Called A “Roaring Lion” He strikes with fierceness and stalks with zealHe roars like a predator for preyHe is strong and determinedHe walketh about – Indicates restless energy – he prowls about looking and seeking his prey ( it will often be you )Never can rest from our constant watching
5We Are Warned Or Admonished Ephesians 6:11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.Crafty, deceitful, cunning, scheming devicesWe are warned he will do all he can to defeat the love of God
7Keep People Out of the Church Term “church” is disguised to mean different things to different peopleWe need to define the word churchGreek word “EKKLESIA” ( the called out) or (assembly)The church of the NT is not a part of anything, it is the wholeNot a denomination – it belongs to ChristIt is his body in name, creed and organization
8WHY ? Only two kingdoms Col 1:13 Reconciled to God Eph 2:16 The Lord Adds - Saved / Church Acts 2:47He is the “Savior Of The Body” Eph 5:23, 25-27How does Satan deceive so many Eph 5:23, Eph 4:4, 1 Cor 12:20, Ax 20:28, James 4:14
9Get One Back Into The World Luke 8:13-14 They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away. 14And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection.
10Get One Back Into The World Why?Worked in the past 2 Tim 4:10, Jas 4:14Know they will be worse than before 2 Pet 2:20-22How?By leading one back into sin Gal 6:7-8By deceiving you – It won’t hurt you to sin a littlesurrounding you with evil companions Cor 15:33
11Render You Worthless to the Church It weakens the church like a dead cylinder in an automobileHow does he make members uselessHelp them think they don’t need to studyGetting them involved with world so there is no time left for study or work for GodBy convincing them that there is no time left to work for the Lord and his church
12Disrupt The Worship Of The Saints Why?disrupt worship service to God Jn 4:24keep sinners from hearing word Jn 8:32make bad impression on visitors – cold churchHow?whispering and talking during services- distractchewing gum, writing notes – show no interestno realization of what is required – 1 Tim 3:15
13Cause Trouble And Division Why?Unity is pleasant Psa 133:1Every kingdom divided Matt 12:25No division 1 Cor 1:10How?Gossip about a brother or sister Gal 5:15Self willed – my way or the highwayAlways criticizing what others do
14Conclusion Is Where We Started 1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about, seeking whom he may devour: