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Christians in our scientific culture tend to disregard what Satan and His Fallen Angels and Demons can actually do to us in our lives. Dr. Barnett reminds us that God allows Satan to tempt us and if we fail to put on the armor of God, not even the sealing of the Person of the Holy Spirit can keep us out of trouble.
Satan can invade our hearts! Is Satan sifting you in your life today?
We must be in the Gospel daily, in prayer daily, we must develop spiritual disciplines and grow and mature in order not waste our short life but us it to the glory of God and the benefit of those around us. - Andy
"Here in one verse God ties together the Cunning Serpent of the Garden that drew mankind into sin, with the Accuser of Job, with the Devil of Christ's Temptation, with Satan the Adversary of all that God is doing. All of these various depictions of Lucifer (Isaiah 14, Ezk. 28), fallen to become Satan the Devil, are united here in this verse. Bottom line: Satan is Dangerous Look at what the New Testament has already warned us about Satan’s activities: SATAN MULTIPLIES EVIL DOERS: Matthew 13:25, 38-39 "but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went his way. 38 "The field is the World, the good seeds are the sons of the Kingdom, but the tares are the sons of the wicked [one.] 39 "The enemy who sowed them is the devil, the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are the angels. (NKJV) SATAN STEALS THE WORD: Mark 4:15 "And these are the ones by the wayside where the word is sown. When they hear, Satan comes immediately and takes away the word that was sown in their hearts. (NKJV) SATAN RESISTS MINISTRY ADVANCES: Luke 10:17-18 Then the seventy returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name.” And He said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven”. Satan is actively seeking to disrupt, destroy, derail, deceive, and defile anything that God is doing. SATAN INVADES HEARTS: Acts 5:3 But Peter said, "Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and keep back [part] of the price of the land for yourself? (NKJV). Satan seems to have the power of mental suggestion, which in the individual becomes auto suggestion, and which unless halted and hindered by the Word and Spirit of God will also in him be expressed by word and action. SATAN AUTHORS SUFFERING: Acts 10:38 "how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil , for God was with Him. (NKJV). In the final analysis Satan is the ultimate source of all suffering, because he is the ultimate source of all sin, its primal cause. He is also immediately responsible for many individual cases of sickness and disease; of which examples are furnished us in the New Testament. SATAN BLINDS MINDS TO THE TRUTH: 2 Corinthians 4:4 whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them. (NKJV). Unbelief of the truth seems to be the same as a special invitation to Satan to bring in the darkness of error and falsehood. He blinds the minds of unbelieving men to prevent them from receiving the light of the gospel. SATAN EMPOWERS WICKED MINISTERS: 2 Corinthians 11:13-15 For such [are] false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. 14 And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. 15 Therefore [it is] no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works. (NKJV) SATAN BUFFETS BELIEVERS: 2 Corinthians 12:7-9 And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure. 8 Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me. 9 And He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness." Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. (NKJV). Satan’s hindrance of Paul’s going to Thessalonica gave to the saints there and to the generations since this precious epistle (Rev. 2:10). Satan buffets, resists and hinders God’s servants in every possible way, but God’s grace is sufficient to give them the victory." from video introduction.