Series: Superstitions: When You Believe In Things You Don’t Understand.
Message: The Devil Busy...But He’s Scared!
➤Don Cheadle Quote: Stop giving these monsters attention (SPU Shooter)
➤Thesis: The main point is that the enemy does not have the upper hand.
➤He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or epochs which the Father has fixed by His own authority; but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.” Acts 1.7-8
God’s Strategy: Overturn the fall of Eden (Spiritual blindness that accompanies spiritual death. This is both the power and gift of Pentecost!!)
➤Martin Luther Quote “Oh, it’s just you!” (Eve of Reformation in 1517!)
➤Dream about my grandmother in the green chair “No! You’re got to fight this one for yourself.”
- Sovereignty of God revealed in our witness
- We are protected by the blood of Christ!
Enemy’s Strategy: Distract. Emulate. Frustrate. Pervert. **Not create!!!!
➤The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. 2 Cor 4.4
....main goal is to get your to miss your connecting flight with God!!!!!
- What is the strategic-ness of imposed blindness?
- Reality can be dictated by another
- Tentativeness & Overly cautiousness
- Issues with balance
- Other sense work overtime and the enemy monopolizes these senses (whispering lies in your ear.)
➤People who are so sure the devil’s “busy-ness” typically assume that he is running things rather than merely responding to the amazing work that God is creating in and with us!
➤Our focus should be God & the Divine plan rather than the distractions of the enemy.
➤The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but victory rests with the LORD. Proverbs 21.31
➤3 Hebrews Boys didn’t see the wanna-be and handcrafted god the same way as society
➤WGLYD “Who’s running things around here, you or the devil?!”
➤God is Sovereign and all powerful
➤Acts 1.8 He has given us power...His power! Something never shared with the enemy
➤No weapon formed against you will prosper
➤Know your God! Know your authority! Know your relationship with God!
➤Know...and not glorify...your enemy!!
And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross. Colossians 2.15