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SATAN'S WHISPERED LIES

SERMON STARTER

 

          When I first became a pastor, I noticed the accusations going on in my mind were against my church members.  When I was with them, I was OK, but when I was alone, I would hear this endless litany of, “They’re lying to you. They stayed home because they’re angry with you.”  Or, “They’re walking in willful sin, and they’re ignoring your warnings against it!”  Or, “They’re ‘out to get you’ and will stab you in the back when they get a chance!” Or, “They’re staying away from the services because they’re heading a conspiracy to destroy you.”  Or, “You’re such a terrible preacher!  That last sermon was a real bomb.”

          This repetitious litany of the imagined sins of myself or my church members drove me into intercessory prayer.  The vast majority of these inward voices proved to be the false and unfounded accusations of the “Accuser of the Brethren.”  The inward stress and pressure pushed me to my knees to cry out before God in prayer. 

          Gradually,  it dawned on me that one of the enemy’s "methodia" / schemes was to accuse me of my Christian brothers who indeed did need prayer and were themselves under Satanic attack. I learned as a pastor and overseer, Satan’s accusations were an indirect call to prayer in behalf of the accused. After I discovered this, I refused to be influenced by the devil’s accusations of the brothers.

“Pray without ceasing.”  1 Thessalonians 5:17

          It's one thing to hear Satan's Whispered Lies in your head. It's another thing when you agree with his disgusting accusations against you or you church members. Never forget,


7 Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
8 Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.    James 4:7-8

 

Especially resist Satan's Whispered Lies.

 

Pastor Phil   <><<

 

October 20, 2019 - Sheepfold Ministries

pastor Phil Roland  <><<

 

SATAN'S WHISPERED LIES

Job 1:6-11; Job 2:1-6

 

"When I first became a pastor, I noticed the accusations going on in my mind were against my church members.  When I was with them, I was OK, but when I was alone, I would hear this endless litany of accusations."  

 

10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.
11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.      Ephesians 6:10-11

 

Revelation 12:9-10
9 So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. 10 Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, "Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down.

 

SATAN = Satanos = SA-TAN-OS  =  Accuser

 

I.  KNOW YOUR ENEMY -

          A. Know who he is. . .A fallen angel, fallen from grace

                    1. He is IN us. . .I believe in a “Personal” Devil. . .

                    2. He is ON us. . .He comes to oppress and torment. . .

          B. Know how he works . . .He is named well. . .

                    1. Satanos = Satanos = Accuser of the Brothers

                    2. Diablos = Diablos = Malicious Gossip

          C. Attacks through Gossip

                    1. Gossip Separates Friends - Prov 16:27, 28 -

                    A scoundrel plots evil, and his speech is like a scorching fire.  A                                perverse man stirs up dissension, and a gossip separates close                                   friends.”

                    2. Gossipy Behavior puts us in the Camp of Diablos

                    3. “Chicken Christians” - Rather “talk about” than “talk to”

                              a. Cain Principle - “Peck” one another to death

                              b. Weak Ones are easily consumed

                              c. Bite and Devour - Gal. 5:15 -

                                    “If you keep on biting and devouring each other, watch out or                           you will be destroyed by each other.”

D. Attacks through Accusation - Job 1:1  

            One day as the angels[d] came to present themselves before the Lord, Satan, the Accuser, came with them.

SATAN'S WHISPERED LIES, cont. p.2

 

                        1.  Satan accuses with Whispered Lies - Gen. 3:1

                                        1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which                             the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath                                God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? KJV

  

2. Before the Cross of Christ the enemy was allowed to accuse                               those that love God before God’s Throne!

3. Jesus put it this way - John 12:31

                        Now is the time for judgment on this world; now the prince of this                                world will be driven out.

a. Driven out?

                                    b. From where?

                     4. Jesus drove Satan from before God's Throne - John 12:32

But I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to myself.

5. Satan's Accusations wiped out, powerless - Col.  2:13-15

                                        13 And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of

                        your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven                                 you all trespasses, 14 having wiped out the handwriting of

                        requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He                           has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. 15 Having

                        disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of                              them, triumphing over them in it.

                              a. Satan's entrance to God's Throne Room forever locked

                                    b. His Accusing Voice forever denied

                    6. At Calvary Satan was hurled down from heaven - Rev. 12:10

“Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: "Now   have come the                                   salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the                                       authority of his Christ. For the accuser of our brothers, who accuses               them before our God day and night, has been hurled down.”

                              a. He already fell from God's Approval and his angelic estate

                                    b. Satan fell to earth, deployed now to Accuse the Brethren

 

                    7. Where does Satan now Accuse the Brethren? -Luke 10:17-18

                                        17 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."

                              a. Where did Satan fall from? From Heaven's Throne. . .

                                    b. When Jesus cried out, "It is finished. . ."

                                    c. Satan was fired as Heaven's Prosecutor of the Brethren

                                    d. He was/is no longer allowed to accuse us before God

                                    e. Where does he now make his accusations? 

                                    f. Satan presents himself at the Court of our Consciousness

          E. We counter Satan's lying accusations with God's Word - Luke 4:4

                    "It is written. . ."

 

II.  OPPOSE YOUR ENEMY - James 4:7-8

7 Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
8 Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.    

SATAN'S WHISPERED LIES, cont. p.3

 

          A. Seven Things You Can Do To Resist Satanic Attack:

                    1.  Obey God's Word - Eph. 4:26  &  Matt, 5:44

26 "In your anger do not sin": Do not let the sun go down while you                                  are still angry,   Ephesians 4:26 (NIV)

                        43 "You have heard that it was said, 'Love your neighbor and hate                                     your enemy.' 44 But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for                                       those who persecute you, 45 that you may be sons of your Father                                 in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and                               sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. Matt. 5:43-45 NIV

 

                    2.  Memorize God's Word - Psalm 119:11
              
11 Your word I have hidden in my heart, That I might not sin against You!

 

                    3.  Speak the Name of Christ - John 14:14; Phil. 2:9-11

                        14 If you ask anything in My name, I will do it. John 14:14

                        9 Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name                  which is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee                 should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of                              those under the earth, 11 and that every tongue should confess that                   Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Phil. 2:9-11

 

                    4.  CALL UPON THE BLOOD OF CHRIST - Rev. 12:11a

                                        11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word                               of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.

 

                    5.  GIVE FORTH THE WORD OF TESTIMONY - Rev. 12:11b

                                        11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word                               of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.

 

                    6.  MAKE RESTITUTION FOR WRONG-DOING - Luke 19:8

                                        8 Then Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, "Look, Lord, I give half

                           of my goods to the poor; and if I have taken anything from anyone

                           by false accusation, I restore fourfold."

 

                    7.  REACH UP IN WORSHIP AND PRAISE TO GOD - Ps. 22:3

                                        3 But You are holy, Enthroned in the praises of Israel.

          B. Allow God to Defeat the Adversary

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SATAN'S WHISPERED LIES

Job 1:6-11
6 Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan also came among them.
7 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."
8 Then the LORD said to Satan, "Have you considered My servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, one who fears God and shuns evil?"
9 So Satan answered the LORD and said, "Does Job fear God for nothing?
10 Have You not made a hedge around him, around his household, and around all that he has on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land.
11 But now, stretch out Your hand and touch all that he has, and he will surely curse You to Your face!"

 

Job 2:1-6
1 Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them to present himself before the LORD.
2 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."
3 Then the LORD said to Satan, "Have you considered My servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, one who fears God and shuns evil? And still he holds fast to his integrity, although you incited Me against him, to destroy him without cause."
4 So Satan answered the LORD and said, "Skin for skin! Yes, all that a man has he will give for his life.
5 But stretch out Your hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will surely curse You to Your face!"
6 And the LORD said to Satan, "Behold, he is in your hand, but spare his life."

 

 

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A. USE SPIRITUAL WEAPONS -

                    1.       2 Cor. 10:4,5

“The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God,                              and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to                                    Christ.”

2. With the Will we “Pull Down:”

                              a. Strongholds, ”Towering Fortresses”

                              b. Arguments and Pretensions

                              c. Taking Captive our Thoughts

          d. Making them Obedient to the Mind of Christ

                    3. Submit to God - James 4:7-10 “Submit yourselves, then, to                       God.  Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.  Come near to                               God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you                               sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.   Grieve,                             mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your                          joy to gloom.  Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will                       lift you up.”

a. Resist the Devil

                              b. Follow Jesus’ Example in Luke 4, “It is written. . .”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Job 1:6-11 TLB

One day as the angels[d] came to present themselves before the Lord, Satan, the Accuser, came with them.

“Where have you come from?” the Lord asked Satan.

And Satan replied, “From earth, where I’ve been watching everything that’s going on.”

Then the Lord asked Satan, “Have you noticed my servant Job? He is the finest man in all the earth—a good man[e] who fears God and will have nothing to do with evil.”

“Why shouldn’t he when you pay him so well?” Satan scoffed. 10 “You have always protected him and his home and his property from all harm. You have prospered everything he does—look how rich he is! No wonder he ‘worships’ you! 11 But just take away his wealth, and you’ll see him curse you to your face!”

 

Job 2:1-6  TLB

Now the angels[a] came again to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan was with them.

“Where have you come from?” the Lord asked Satan.

“From earth, where I’ve been watching everything that’s going on,” Satan replied.

“Well, have you noticed my servant Job?” the Lord asked. “He is the finest man in all the earth—a good man who fears God and turns away from all evil. And he has kept his faith in me despite the fact that you persuaded me to let you harm him without any cause.”

4-5 “Skin for skin,” Satan replied. “A man will give anything to save his life. Touch his body with sickness, and he will curse you to your face!”

“Do with him as you please,” the Lord replied; “only spare his life.”

 

John 8:44 

“You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father's desire. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies..”

 

 

11/19/02

THE ACCUSER

          A friend wrote to me today. . . “. . . the devil evidently started playing with my mind. I thought maybe you didn't like me, or that you were against me or that you didn't want me to succeed in your church, etc., etc. My mind was going squirrelly.”

 

MY REPLY:

          You're right about the enemy. The English name “Satan” is transliterated from Greek, "Satanos" is freely translated, "Accuser." We know him by what he does. “Put on the whole armor of God that you may be able to stand against the wiles (Greek: “METHOD-IA” - Schemes)  of the devil.” Ephesians 6:11             One of the devil’s favorite schemes is to accuse us, not before the seat of the Almighty as in Job chapters 1 to 3, but in the seat of our minds. Jesus said prophetically, "I saw Satan fall like lightning. . ." Luke 10:18   From where did he fall? He had already fallen from God's approval and his angelic estate. From where did he fall? I propose, from the Presence of Almighty God and his ability to accuse the brethren before God's Throne. See Job Chapters 1-3.  When did this happen in fact? As the Cross of Jesus was lifted and as Jesus cried, "It is finished!" Satan fell from his place of accusation as the Eternal Prosecutor of the Brethren. Now, he presents himself at the court of our consciousness. He waits until we are vulnerable and then releases his fiery darts of accusation.  See Eph. 6:17.   We counter them as Jesus did with the Sword of the Spirit. "It is written. . ."  See Luke 4:4; 4:8; 4:10. 

         

          When I first became a pastor, I noticed the accusations going on in my mind were against my church members.  When I was with them, I was OK, but when I was alone, I would hear this endless litany of, “They’re lying to you. They stayed home because they’re angry with you.”  Or, “They’re walking in willful sin, and they’re ignoring your warnings against it!”  Or, “They’re ‘out to get you’ and will stab you in the back when they get a chance!” Or, “They’re staying away from the services because they’re heading a conspiracy to destroy you.”  Or, “You’re such a terrible preacher!  That last sermon was a real bomb.”

 

          This repetitious litany of the imagined sins of my church members drove me into intercessory prayer.  The vast majority of these inward voices proved to be the false and unfounded accusations of the “Accuser of the Brethren.”  The inward stress and pressure pushed me to my knees to cry out before God in prayer.  Gradually,  it dawned on me that one of the enemy’s schemes was to accuse me of my Christian brothers who indeed did need prayer and were under satanic attack. I learned as a pastor and overseer, Satan’s accusations were an indirect call to prayer in behalf of the accused. After this I refused to be influenced by the devil’s accusations of the brothers.

“Pray without ceasing.”  1 Thessalonians 5:17

Pastor Phil   <><<

 

 

 

 

 

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ATTACKS IN THE MIND

          Pull Down Strongholds

 

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Agreement with Satan's whispered lies

 

Fiery Darts

 

 

Seven Things You Can Do To Resist Satanic Attack:

1.  OBEY GOD'S WORD - Eph. 4:26  &  Matt, 5:44

Ephesians 4:26 (NIV)
26 "In your anger do not sin": Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry,

Matthew 5:43-45 (NIV)
43 "You have heard that it was said, 'Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' 44 But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.

 

Seven Things You Can Do To Resist Satanic Attack:

1.  OBEY GOD'S WORD - Eph. 4:26  &  Matt, 5:44

2.  MEMORIZE GOD'S WORD - Luke 4

3.  SPEAK THE NAME OF CHRIST - John 14:14  &  Phil. 2:9-11

4.  CALL UPON THE BLOOD OF CHRIST - Rev. 12:11

5.  GIVE FORTH THE WORD OF TESTIMONY - Rev. 12:11b

6.  MAKE RESTITUTION FOR WRONG-DOING - Luke 19:8

7.  REACH UP IN WORSHIP AND PRAISE TO GOD - Ps. 22:3

 

1. PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR LIFE  AND QUESTION THE VOICES

          3  "R's"

          Other voices in the world

          The whisper of evil

          Pay attention Discern the voice, Tone and Tenor Is it                                accusatory? The voice of God is kind

                    His spirit evokes healthy shame, not accusation condemn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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