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Biblical Proof Dec 20 2015

How can one successfully fight and overcome the enemy if one does not know him? Our spiritual antagonist is “the dragon, the old serpent, which is the Devil or Satan.” (Rev. 20:2) The following depiction by no means exhausts the devil’s dimensions, but is merely suggestive. Get to know your enemy.

Evil Mind

Satan’s mind is wicked and he would have you to be of a fleshly, carnal, and reprobate mind. The devil is delighted when one is “vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind.” (Col. 2: 18) Take soberly this warning: “And even as they refused to have God in their knowledge, God gave them up unto a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not fitting” (Rom. 1:28).

Hardened Heart

The devil is described as leading men to harden their hearts against the saving instructions and wise warnings of God’s Word. The inspired author of Hebrews warns one against the hardening of the heart (Heb. 3:8, 15; 4:7). How pitiful that some are of the devil’s dimensions through “blinding of the eyes and hardening of hearts.” (John 12:40) The arch-enemy of mankind does not teach gratitude and thanksgiving. Far from it. “Where are the nine?” Satan says, “Who cares?” The old serpent is gleeful when he sees “grievous times come” filled with people who are “unthankful.” (2 Tim. 3:2)

Wide – Open Mouth

The devil’s dimensions show a wide-open mouth full of destruction. “He that guards his mouth keeps his life; But he that opens wide his lips shall have destruction.” (Prov. 13:3) Satan wants company. The company of fools like himself. “The tongue of the wise utters knowledge aright; but the mouth of fools pours out folly.” (Prov. 15:2) Satan sets a snare. Here it is: “A fool’s mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul.” (Prov. 18:7)

Lying Tongue

The followers of Satan are all liars. The truth of God is not in them (1 Jn 2:4). They are of their father the devil, and the lusts of their father they will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it (Jn 8:44).

High Nose- Haughty Eyes

Haughty high heads are servants of the old serpent. “A high look, and a proud heart, even the lamp of the wicked, is sin.” (Pro.v. 21:4) God hates “haughty eyes.” (Prov. 6:17) Do you desire honor or destruction? Then heed this passage: “Before destruction the heart of man is haughty; And before honor goes humility.” (Prov. 18:12) The Christ-like individual humbles himself, and does not “think of himself more highly than he ought to think” and is “not wise in (his) own conceits.” (Rom. 12:3, 16) But the puffed-up person fits the arrogant anatomy descriptive of the devil. (1 Tim. 3:6)

Swift Feet

Satan and his servants have swift feet, that is, “feet that are swift in running to mischief.” (Prov. 6:18) It delights the devil to create discord and division. His game is one of mischief leading to misery. “Their feet are swift to shed blood; Destruction and misery are in their ways; And the way of peace have they not known: There is no fear of God before their eyes.” (Rom. 3:15-18)

These are some of the devil’s descriptions. Do they denote you? Spiritually speaking, what kind of a mind, heart, mouth, tongue nose, eyes, and feet do you have? Eternity is getting closer with every breath you take.Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double minded” (Jam 4:7,8).

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Comments on: "Get To Know Your Number One Enemy" (2)

  1. Please give me the God advise regarding chain prayer, Are they SCRIPTURAL?
    WOMEN ARE having chain prayer in Whatsapp and are obligating to pray at exact ceratin time to pray, I do not agree with that, beside this those WOMEN ARE TRYING TO PARTICIPATE IN TAKING DECISIONS IN THE CONGREGATION, THERE ARE NO ELDERS in this congregation.

    • Women are to remain silent in the assembly. 1 Cor 14:33-40. What women do outside of the assembly such as prayer is not forbidden. They are however precluded from teaching men in or out of the assembly and cannot take on roles of authority such as elders or deacons. 1 Tim 2:11-15.

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