Sunday, March 2, 2008
Satan’s Final Assignments
These notes and thoughts are taken from a message that my husband, Len Paxton preached. This message is so important, because in these last days many will fall away and be deceived. We must learn and know the attacks of the enemy. He wants you to fall and to turn away from the truth of God’s word. Just as he got Adam and Eve to question what God had said, Satan is still working the same today. Has God said?
1) Satan attacks truth: There is no truth in Satan, He speaks lies. He wants you to think that there are many ways to God.
He takes the truth and mixes lies in it to deceive many.
There is no other way to be saved but through Jesus (Jesus Christ & Him Crucified, through the shed blood of Jesus only) Jesus speaks the truth (John 8:42-47)
2) Satan attacks the message of the Cross - The object of our faith. Satan tries to tell us there is another way of victory. The only way of victory is to place our faith in Jesus & what he did at the cross. Satan’s main objective is to take our faith. Many people have their faith in their faith, or in their works. That is what satan wants. He wants to distract you and keep you from hearing the message of the Cross.
3) Satan attacks our Testimony. Rev 12:10 says he accuses us before God day and night. Our testimony should be what Jesus did for us at the cross. Not what we can do in our own strength and might.
4) Satan tries to put fear on & in us. Many times in the bible God says DO NOT FEAR. Satan works through fear. Just as the Holy Spirit works through faith. (Only when our faith is placed in what Jesus did at the cross)
Satan is a deceiver (Rev 12:9), he is a liar (John 8:44), he is an accuser (Rev 12:10), he is a thief (John 10:10), he wants to devour you (I Peter 5:8)
Satan will prevail not!!! (Rev 17:8)