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Nehemiah Sermon 8 A personal attack on the leader. The enemy fights with: 1. Deception vs.1-4 2. Slander vs.5-7 3. Religious Motivation vs.10-14 4. Nagging vs.17-19
The Devil's Plan to Destroy Homes
Trusting God and asking for His help through trouble.
devilish opposition on the soul of a righteous man & how to defeat it.
Jesus is truth, tells us the truth and is to be believed. The devil came to steal, kill and destroy us and uses lies as a primary weapon. Our path toward life is in believing what God says.
I) The devouring lion: Satan (1 Peter 5:8-9) II) The triumphant lion: Jesus (Revelation 5:5)
The seduction of the world is strong and we all know it to one degree or the other. Temptation is a reality for everyone who lives in this fallen world under the influence of a master adversary, who is the “god of this world.” Temptations come in a variety of shapes, colors, and sizes but at the very heart of them all is our view of and relationship to God through Christ. All the sin of man from Genesis to Revelation; and all the lies, deception, and lust of Satan from the Garden to the Tribulation and the appearance of the antichrist and the beast are here in these 11 verses of our text. The battle that is really taking place here is of cosmic and eternal proportions; it represents and displays the battle between darkness and light that has existed since the fall of Satan and bears with it the very ramifications and outcome that determines existence and population of heaven and hell; eternal felicity and eternal suffering. You and I must get what is going on here if we are to rightly understand the glory of Christ in His redemptive work, by His being the perfect and sinless substitute for fallen man. And to understand the reality of the deception that lies behind every iniquity and every deception of this world of darkness. These temptations represent the heart of the temptations that you and I face every day. “Lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes, and the boastful pride of life.” Jesus Christ Conquered Satan and proves to be Perfect Savior we can trust and example we can follow. The Preparation and Perfection of Jesus Christ’s victory over temptation, so that we would increase in our wisdom, worship, and trust of Him.
We have an adversary that prowls around like a roaring lion and seeks the destruction of our souls. He has as his ambition the ruin of every child of Adam, and particularly every Christian. And he driven by an intense hatred of the glory of God. He is a master at plying his trade of deception and his chief tool in his box is temptation. By this diabolical device he brought about the fall of our first parents and the ruin of countless billions of souls made to bear the image of God. No one in this room can stand before this enemy. You are not strong enough, smart enough, clever enough, or morally clear enough to stand before him - on your own. And, if you think you are: take heed, you have already fallen. If our first parents who had no natural sinful bent of heart and mind fell, how much more those who have only ever known life with a corrupt heart and fallen mind? No, only One man as ever stood on His own and defeated this ancient foe and that is the sinless and eternal Son of God, the God-Man Jesus Christ; and He did so on our behalf. In every area of life where we have failed, the spotless Lamb of God has prevailed and won the victory over sin, Satan, and death for all who belong to Him. (“Hallelujah what a Savior”). Jesus Christ proves Himself to be the sinless Savior who can be the acceptable sacrifice on behalf of His people. 3 Proofs that Jesus Christ is a Perfect Savior that we can Trust, Worship, and Serve with all our heart.
If you ever watched a hockey game and your favourite team is down by one goal in the third period in game seven with one minute left, then you know how intense those 60 seconds can be. When a team is trying to make a comeback and they find themselves in that position they will do whatever it takes to beat their opponent - no risk is too great. John, in Revelation 12, describes a similar situation (ok, the analogy breaks down - just humour me please). John tells us that Satan is a defeated foe. The devil knows his time is very limited (he's in the last minute of the game) and as a result he's pulling out all the stops. He is not only raging mad - but he will do whatever it takes to try and beat down and destroy those who are on his opponent's team. John wants us to have courage under fire. He wants us to remain obedient and faithful knowing that Satan's time to destroy is short and through the blood of Jesus Christ we will overcome. Key Passage: Revelation 12