Understanding Satan’s Devices Part 2
The Father of Lies
Wednesday, November 9, 2022
I. Understanding Satan’s Devices
A. Your Adversary the Devil (review)
1. Satan is a fallen archangel, who was stripped of his angelic power, position, and body because he rebelled against God in the Garden of Eden.
2. He hates God and mankind because God gave mankind unrestricted, unqualified and unconditional authority over all the earth.
3. Jesus gave believers power and authority over all the power of the devil.
B. The Father of Lies
1. Foundation text: (2 Cor. 2:10-11) Satan can take advantage of us if we are ignorant of his devices.
a. (ref. 1 Pet. 5:8) the devil is seeking whom he may devour.
b. (ref. John 10:10 AMP) Satan’s mission is 3-fold: to steal, kill and destroy.
2. How does the devil steal, kill and destroy?
a. By propagating lies that blind people from the truth thereby keeping them in darkness, bondage and death.
~(John 8:31-33, 37-47) knowing the truth makes you free, not knowing the truth or believing a lie puts you in bondage.
~(John 14:6-7; 17:17) God and His Word is the truth (the way things actually are).
~(2 Cor. 4:3-4) mind blinded to the gospel
~(2 Cor. 11:1-4) corrupted thinking
~(Rev. 12:9) deceived the whole world
3. Satan lies to Eve and Jesus.
[Pastor Lee Stokes]