Jesus demonstrating His authority over Satan
A lesson in Spiritual Warfare
The Gospel is enough to overcome SATAN
Demons are fallen angels. They followed Satan at his rebellion
They do the work of Satan
They are intelligent
They are powerful
BUT THEY HAVE BEEN DEFEATED, YET WE ARE IN SPIRITUAL WARFARE.
SATAN IS ON A CHAIN…UNTIL THROWN INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE.
Jesus disarmed him – Colossians 2:15
We are delivered from the dominion of Satan, but still in a battle.
Once set free… “And he went away, proclaiming throughout the whole city how much Jesus had done for him.”
WE HAVE BEEN SET FREE!!!!!
Focus on what we have in Christ not on the Devil.
Ephesians 6:10 – Be strong in the Lord
GOAL IS NOT TO ATTACK AND DEFEAT HIM. Rather, we withstand the attacks of Satan.
I have no control over what he is doing.
I DO HAVE CONTROL OVER WHAT I DO WHEN TEMPTATION COMES
In the Garden…twisting what God has said.
He did in to ask Eve to deny God, but twisted what he said.
THE KEY TO SPIRITUAL WARFARE IS SPIRITUAL GROWTH.