Stand Fast – 3. Resist The Enemy (part 1)

December 1, 2019

Justin Kane | December 1, 2019
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When One Comes To Christ, Our Fight With God Is Over (PERFECT PEACE/rest), But OUR Fight With The Enemy Just Began…

Rom. 5.1 (NKJV) Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,

No longer are we fighting or striving to keep our relationship with God. I am now in a fight to protect what God has already given to me. — My identity and His promises…

Eph. 6.10 (NKJV) Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.
Eph. 6.11 (NKJV) Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

Satan/Devil means… Deceiver, False Accuser & Slanderer (Picture Of Casting Or Throwing A Ball Against A Wall Over And Over And Over)

Eph. 6.12 (NKJV) 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.

• Satan Is A Created Angel…
• Satan Chose To Rebel…
• Satan Is Now The “God Of This World”…
• Satan Has Limitations… Satan Cannot Force One’s Will, And Cannot Propel Anyone Against Their Will…
• Satan is Defeated… He Made One Major Mistake… He when after Christ…
• Satan Is At Work Today…

The Enemy Has One Key Mission – To Hinder God’s Work on the earth… In Your family and His Kingdom…

1Th. 2.18 (NKJV) Therefore we wanted to come to you—even I, Paul, time and again—but Satan hindered us.

2Cor. 2.11 (NKJV) lest Satan should take advantage of us; for we are not ignorant of his devices.

Devices… Refers To An Orderly, Logical, Effective Arrangement, Usually In Steps Followed To Achieve An End. A Deliberate Planning Or System With A Goal…

Satan has devised a plan to hinder all of us from relating with God and has done so by enticing us to sin or go back to a place of function 1st… both resulting in Shame, guilt and condemnation

But Why and How?

Rom. 6.14 (NKJV) For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace.

1Cor. 15.56 (NKJV) The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law.

Rom. 10.4 (NKJV) For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.

5 Let me be clear, the Anointed One has set us free—not partially, but completely and wonderfully free! We must always cherish this truth and stubbornly refuse to go back into the bondage of our past.
2 I, Paul, tell you: If you think there is benefit in circumcision and Jewish regulations, then you’re acting as though Jesus the Anointed One is not enough. 3 I say it again emphatically: If you let yourselves be circumcised you are obliged to fulfill every single one of the commandments and regulations of the law!
4 If you want to be made holy by fulfilling the obligations of the law, you have cut off more than your flesh—you have cut yourselves off from the Anointed One and have fallen away from the revelation of grace!
5 But the Holy Spirit convinces us that we have received by faith the glorious righteousness of the Anointed One. 6 When you’re placed into the Anointed One and joined to him, circumcision and religious obligations can benefit you nothing. All that matters now is living in the faith that is activated and brought to perfection by love.

So Now What? What is our plan?

James 4.7 (NKJV) Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

1Pet. 5.8 (NKJV) Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.
1Pet. 5.9 (NKJV) Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world.

“Resisting” Is Our Responsibility… Not God’s…
But its not from a place of defeat, but from the place of an overcomer. A place of REST… the key to resisting is to learn to REST when the enemy comes knocking at your door.

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