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We need to see and understand the unseen
  • Men make great mistakes when they lack
    understanding of causes.

2
We need to see and understand the unseen
  • Men make great mistakes when they lack
    understanding of causes.
  • Before we understood about germs, people had
    terrible solutions to sickness.

3
We need to see and understand the unseen
  • Men make great mistakes when they lack
    understanding of causes.
  • Before we understood about germs, people had
    terrible solutions to sickness.
  • Note in the Old Testament how leprosy was
    handled! No science of that day understood the
    need for quarantine.

4
We need to see and understand the unseen
  • We need to know that there is an unseen world
    that is behind the struggles of this
    world! (Eph 612)

5
We need to see and understand the unseen
  • Ephesians 612 - For we do not wrestle against
    flesh and blood, but against principalities,
    against powers, against the rulers of the
    darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of
    wickedness in the heavenly places.

6
We need to see and understand the unseen
  • Jesus looked behind the men who attacked Him and
    knew there was a much greater foe. (Jn 1430)

7
We need to see and understand the unseen
  • John 1430 - "I will no longer talk much with
    you, for the ruler of this world is coming, and
    he has nothing in Me.

8
We need to see and understand the unseen
  • I want to introduce you to that terrible being
    the Bible calls Satan.

9
The origin of Satan
  • Satan is a created being.

10
The origin of Satan
  • Satan is a created being.
  • The Bible is very clear that all things in heaven
    and earth were created except God. (Col 115-17)

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The origin of Satan
  • Colossians 115-17 - He is the image of the
    invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.
    16 For by Him all things were created that are in
    heaven and that are on earth, visible and
    invisible, whether thrones or dominions or
    principalities or powers. All things were created
    through Him and for Him. 17 And He is before all
    things, and in Him all things consist.

12
The origin of Satan
  • Jesus is not a created being, but the creator!

13
The origin of Satan
  • Jesus is not a created being, but the creator!
  • All things in the spiritual realm, both angels
    and demons were created.

14
The origin of Satan
  • Did God create evil beings as evil? No. (James
    113, 17)

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The origin of Satan
  • James 113 - Let no one say when he is tempted,
    "I am tempted by God" for God cannot be tempted
    by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone.

16
The origin of Satan
  • James 117 - Every good gift and every perfect
    gift is from above, and comes down from the
    Father of lights, with whom there is no variation
    or shadow of turning.

17
The origin of Satan
  • We must conclude then that Satan and the demons
    are fallen beings!

18
The origin of Satan
  • We must conclude then that Satan and the demons
    are fallen beings!
  • We know that angels can sin but unlike man they
    have no provision for forgiveness! (Jude 6)

19
The origin of Satan
  • Jude 6 - And the angels who did not keep their
    proper domain, but left their own abode, He has
    reserved in everlasting chains under darkness for
    the judgment of the great day

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The origin of Satan
  • There are verses that hint of this fall. (Lk
    1017-18)

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The origin of Satan
  • Luke 1017-18 - Then the seventy returned with
    joy, saying, "Lord, even the demons are subject
    to us in Your name." 18 And He said to them, "I
    saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.

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The origin of Satan
  • Some misapply an Old Testament passage of a king
    named Lucifer to the fall of Satan. (Isa 1412)

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The origin of Satan
  • Isaiah 1412 - " How you are fallen from
    heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you
    are cut down to the ground, You who weakened the
    nations!

24
The limits of Satan
  • He is not omniscient (Job 17)

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The limits of Satan
  • Job 17 - And the LORD said to Satan, "From
    where do you come?" So Satan answered the LORD
    and said, "From going to and fro on the earth,
    and from walking back and forth on it.

26
The limits of Satan
  • He is very powerful and very wise.

27
The limits of Satan
  • He is very powerful and very wise.
  • He also has many allies that he has taught.

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The limits of Satan
  • He is very powerful and very wise.
  • He also has many allies that he has taught.
  • He is limited by God (Job 112 26)

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The limits of Satan
  • Job 112 - And the LORD said to Satan, "Behold,
    all that he has is in your power only do not lay
    a hand on his person." So Satan went out from the
    presence of the LORD.

30
The limits of Satan
  • Job 26 - And the LORD said to Satan, "Behold,
    he is in your hand, but spare his life.

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The limits of Satan
  • God takes care of those who are in fellowship
    with Him.

32
The limits of Satan
  • Without Gods protection men are helpless. (1 Pt
    58)

33
The limits of Satan
  • 1 Peter 58 - Be sober, be vigilant because
    your adversary the devil walks about like a
    roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.

34
The limits of Satan
  • He works through agents and not directly (2 Cor
    1113-15)

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The limits of Satan
  • 2 Corinthians 1113-15 - 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.

36
The limits of Satan
  • Being evil he pretends to help you while in
    truth wanting to destroy you!

37
The limits of Satan
  • Being evil he pretends to help you while in
    truth wanting to destroy you!
  • A religious body, church, synagogue can be a
    church of Satan! (Rev 29)

38
The limits of Satan
  • Revelation 29 - "I know your works,
    tribulation, and poverty (but you are rich) and
    I know the blasphemy of those who say they are
    Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.

39
The limits of Satan
  • Look out for the scoffers who pride themselves in
    their spirituality.

40
The Powerful work of Satan
  • He has the overwhelming majority of mankind under
    his control.

41
The Powerful work of Satan
  • He has the overwhelming majority of mankind under
    his control.
  • He controls governments. (Rev 131-2)

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The Powerful work of Satan
  • Revelation 131-2 Then I stood on the sand of
    the sea. And I saw a beast rising up out of the
    sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his
    horns ten crowns, and on his heads a blasphemous
    name. 2 Now the beast which I saw was like a
    leopard, his feet were like the feet of a bear,
    and his mouth like the mouth of a lion. The
    dragon gave him his power, his throne, and great
    authority.

43
The Powerful work of Satan
  • He controls religions. (Rev 1313-14 1920)

44
The Powerful work of Satan
  • Revelation 1313-14 - He performs great signs,
    so that he even makes fire come down from heaven
    on the earth in the sight of men. 14 And he
    deceives those who dwell on the earth by those
    signs which he was granted to do in the sight of
    the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth
    to make an image to the beast who was wounded by
    the sword and lived.

45
The Powerful work of Satan
  • Revelation 1920 - Then the beast was captured,
    and with him the false prophet who worked signs
    in his presence, by which he deceived those who
    received the mark of the beast and those who
    worshiped his image. These two were cast alive
    into the lake of fire burning with brimstone.

46
The Powerful work of Satan
  • He controls our media.

47
The Powerful work of Satan
  • His power if found in deception and lies. (Jn
    843-45)

48
The Powerful work of Satan
  • John 843-45 - "Why do you not understand My
    speech? Because you are not able to listen to My
    word. 44 "You are of your father the devil, and
    the desires of your father you want to do. He was
    a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand
    in the truth, because there is no truth in him.
    When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own
    resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.

49
The Powerful work of Satan
  • 45 "But because I tell the truth, you do not
    believe Me.

50
The Powerful work of Satan
  • He seeks to eliminate reason. (2 Cor 44)

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The Powerful work of Satan
  • 2 Corinthians 44 - 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.

52
The Powerful work of Satan
  • He seeks to close hearts to even hearing the word
    of God. (Lk 812)

53
The Powerful work of Satan
  • Luke 812 - "Those by the wayside are the ones
    who hear then the devil comes and takes away the
    word out of their hearts, lest they should
    believe and be saved.

54
The Powerful work of Satan
  • He wins the overwhelming majority of battles to
    capture men. (Mt 713-14)

55
The Powerful work of Satan
  • Matthew 713-14 - " Enter by the narrow gate
    for wide is the gate and broad is the way that
    leads to destruction, and there are many who go
    in by it. 14 "Because narrow is the gate and
    difficult is the way which leads to life, and
    there are few who find it.

56
The Powerful work of Satan
  • He appeals to men in three areas. (1 Jn 215-17)

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The Powerful work of Satan
  • 1 John 215-17 - Do not love the world or the
    things in the world. If anyone loves the world,
    the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all
    that is in the world -- the lust of the flesh,
    the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life -- is
    not of the Father but is of the world. 17 And
    the world is passing away, and the lust of it
    but he who does the will of God abides forever.

58
The Powerful work of Satan
  • The lusts of the eyes.

59
The Powerful work of Satan
  • The pride of life. (1 Chron 211)

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The Powerful work of Satan
  • 1 Chronicles 211 Now Satan stood up against
    Israel, and moved David to number Israel.

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The Powerful work of Satan
  • Consider how social pressure causes most to line
    up with the majority. (Jn 922, 1242-43, Num
    1631-33, 41)

62
The Powerful work of Satan
  • John 922 - His parents said these things
    because they feared the Jews, for the Jews had
    agreed already that if anyone confessed that He
    was Christ, he would be put out of the synagogue.

63
The Powerful work of Satan
  • John 1242-43 - Nevertheless even among the
    rulers many believed in Him, but because of the
    Pharisees they did not confess Him, lest they
    should be put out of the synagogue 43 for they
    loved the praise of men more than the praise of
    God.

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The Powerful work of Satan
  • Numbers 1631-33 - Now it came to pass, as he
    finished speaking all these words, that the
    ground split apart under them, 32 and the earth
    opened its mouth and swallowed them up, with
    their households and all the men with Korah, with
    all their goods. 33 So they and all those with
    them went down alive into the pit the earth
    closed over them, and they perished from among
    the assembly.

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The Powerful work of Satan
  • Numbers 1641 - On the next day all the
    congregation of the children of Israel murmured
    against Moses and Aaron, saying, "You have killed
    the people of the LORD."

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The certain defeat of Satan through Jesus Christ
  • The defeat of Satan was prophesied in the very
    beginning. (Gen 315)

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The certain defeat of Satan through Jesus Christ
  • Genesis 315 - And I will put enmity Between you
    and the woman, And between your seed and her
    Seed He shall bruise your head, And you shall
    bruise His heel.

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The certain defeat of Satan through Jesus Christ
  • That defeat came at the cross. (Heb 214-15)

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The certain defeat of Satan through Jesus Christ
  • Hebrews 214-15 - Inasmuch then as the children
    have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself
    likewise shared in the same, that through death
    He might destroy him who had the power of death,
    that is, the devil, 15 and release those who
    through fear of death were all their lifetime
    subject to bondage.

70
The certain defeat of Satan through Jesus Christ
  • Satan participated in his own demise. (1 Cor 28)

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The certain defeat of Satan through Jesus Christ
  • 1 Corinthians 28 - which none of the rulers of
    this age knew for had they known, they would not
    have crucified the Lord of glory.

72
The certain defeat of Satan through Jesus Christ
  • Those who are forgiven in Christ are freed from
    the bondage of Satan. No more darkness, fear and
    burden of guilt!

73
The certain defeat of Satan through Jesus Christ
  • Those who are forgiven in Christ are freed from
    the bondage of Satan. No more darkness, fear and
    burden of guilt!
  • Satans role of accuser is defeated.

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The certain defeat of Satan through Jesus Christ
  • The battle for the soul is found in the gospel.
    (Rom 116)

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The certain defeat of Satan through Jesus Christ
  • Romans 116 - For I am not ashamed of the gospel
    of Christ, for it is the power of God to
    salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew
    first and also for the Greek.

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The certain defeat of Satan through Jesus Christ
  • We must be taught how to think.

77
The certain defeat of Satan through Jesus Christ
  • We must be taught how to think.
  • We must make a complete surrender to our God of
    every thought, motive and purpose.

78
The certain defeat of Satan through Jesus Christ
  • The essence of conversion is freeing one from the
    lies of Satan to the sure promises of God. (2 Tim
    224-26)

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The certain defeat of Satan through Jesus Christ
  • 2 Timothy 224-26 - And a servant of the Lord
    must not quarrel but be gentle to all, able to
    teach, patient, 25 in humility correcting those
    who are in opposition, if God perhaps will grant
    them repentance, so that they may know the truth,
    26 and that they may come to their senses and
    escape the snare of the devil, having been taken
    captive by him to do his will.

80
The certain defeat of Satan through Jesus Christ
  • We must find certain forgiveness in Christ. (2
    Cor 210-11)

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The certain defeat of Satan through Jesus Christ
  • 2 Corinthians 210-11 - Now whom you forgive
    anything, I also forgive. For if indeed I have
    forgiven anything, I have forgiven that one for
    your sakes in the presence of Christ, 11 lest
    Satan should take advantage of us for we are not
    ignorant of his devices.

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The certain defeat of Satan through Jesus Christ
  • We must be constantly made aware of the nature of
    God and how He forgives.

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The certain defeat of Satan through Jesus Christ
  • We must be constantly made aware of the nature of
    God and how He forgives.
  • We must resist the lies Satan plants with us
    about how we will fail or that God will give up
    on us.

84
The certain defeat of Satan through Jesus Christ
  • We must be constantly made aware of the nature of
    God and how He forgives.
  • We must resist the lies Satan plants with us
    about how we will fail or that God will give up
    on us.
  • We must fight to keep our minds.

85
The certain defeat of Satan through Jesus Christ
  • That is why the battle against temptation can
    never be taken lightly. (1 Cor 1012-13)

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The certain defeat of Satan through Jesus Christ
  • 1 Corinthians 1012-13 - Therefore let him who
    thinks he stands take heed lest he fall. 13 No
    temptation has overtaken you except such as is
    common to man but God is faithful, who will not
    allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able,
    but with the temptation will also make the way of
    escape, that you may be able to bear it.

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The certain defeat of Satan through Jesus Christ
  • What would David or Manasseh tell us about those
    who treat sin lightly by saying Oh, if I sin I
    can be forgiven!

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The certain defeat of Satan through Jesus Christ
  • What would David or Manasseh tell us about those
    who treat sin lightly by saying Oh, if I sin I
    can be forgiven!
  • You can let sin take away your mind with that
    attitude. Consider King Saul and his allowing
    envy to dominate his thinking.

89
The certain defeat of Satan through Jesus Christ
  • God tells us of our certain victory as we build
    our faith and trust in the protection of our God!
    (1 Jn 213-14)

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The certain defeat of Satan through Jesus Christ
  • 1 John 213-14 - I write to you, fathers,
    Because you have known Him who is from the
    beginning. I write to you, young men, Because you
    have overcome the wicked one. I write to you,
    little children, Because you have known the
    Father.

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The certain defeat of Satan through Jesus Christ
  • 14 I have written to you, fathers, Because you
    have known Him who is from the beginning. I have
    written to you, young men, Because you are
    strong, and the word of God abides in you, And
    you have overcome the wicked one.

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The certain defeat of Satan through Jesus Christ
  • Let us not stop building our faith so that we
    might obtain a certain victory over Satan! (1 Jn
    518-19)

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The certain defeat of Satan through Jesus Christ
  • 1 John 518-19 - We know that whoever is born
    of God does not sin but he who has been born of
    God keeps himself, and the wicked one does not
    touch him. 19 We know that we are of God, and
    the whole world lies under the sway of the wicked
    one.
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