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GOD HAS SAID IN THE END TIMES THAT WE ARE NOW LIVING IN, THEIR WILL BE MUCH NEED FOR MASSIVE DELIVERANCE. SO LETS PUT TOGETHER SOME INFORMATION ON GOD'S ENEMY OUR ADVERSARY THE SERPENT --- SATAN --- THE DEVIL --- LUCIFER ----- WHATEVER YOU CALL HIM HE IS NO FRIEND OF MANKIND...

LET'S REVIEW SOME SCRIPTURE OUT OF THE TRAINING MANUAL SO THAT YOU AND I CAN GET IT BURNED INTO OUR SPIRIT TO ENCOURAGE EACH OTHER TO GO AFTER GOD'S ENEMY, OUR ADVERSARY, THE DEVIL. WONT YOU BE GLAD WHEN HE IS PUT COMPLETELY OUT OF COMMISSION? MY FORMER PASTOR TEACHER DR CHET SAPINO ALWAYS SAID "I SURE WOULD LIKE TO HAVE A HAND AT THROWING HIM IN THE LAKE OF FIRE."

BUT IN THE MEAN TIME WE STILL HAVE HIM TO DEAL WITH. SO LETS TAKE A LOOK, AT THE BOOK, AND TONE OURSELVES UP, AND GET IN CONDITION....

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SOME OF THE THINGS WE WILL BE CONSIDERING ARE :::::::::: IS THERE A DEVIL???? ----- WHO IS HE AND WHERE DID HE COME FROM???? WHAT WAS HE UP TO IN THE BEGINNING??

---- WHAT WAS HIS DOWNFALL???? -- HOW DID JESUS REPLY TO HIM???? ---- WHAT DID JESUS DO TO HIM????  WHAT ARE WE TO DO ABOUT HIM???? 

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FIRST CONSIDERATION  

IS THERE A DEVIL?????

IF YOU BELIEVE THERE IS A DEVIL AND YOU WERE TALKING WITH SOMEONE WHO DIDN'T THINK THERE IS A DEVIL, COULD YOU BACK UP YOUR POSITION WITH GOD'S WORD?  I COULDN'T BUT I STARTED PUTTING SOME SCRIPTURE TOGETHER.

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BACK TO OUR QUESTION --- IS THERE A DEVIL??

LETS GO TO THE BOOK OF JOB AND LOOK AT A CONVERSATION GOD HAD WITH HIM.

Job 1:6

6 Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan also came among them. (NKJ)

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." ]]]]] (NKJ)

HE SURE DOES EXIST... GOD HAD A CONVERSATION WITH HIM.  HE AND HIS IMPS ARE ALWAYS SNOOPING.

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IN THE BOOK OF JAMES WHEN ADDRESSING BELIEF IN GOD JAMES SAYS IN CHAPTER 2 VERSE 19

James 2:19

19 You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe-- and tremble! (NKJ)

INCIDENTALLY OUT OF THE 29 REFERENCES IN THE NEW TESTAMENT CONCERNING THE DEVIL 25 OF THEM WERE MADE BY JESUS. JESUS SURE BELIEVED THERE WAS A DEVIL.

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IF THERE ISN'T A DEVIL, WHO IS CAUSING ALL THE PROBLEMS HERE ON EARTH?

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OK THE DEVIL ---- WHO IS HE?? ------ WHERE DID HE COME FROM??

FOR THAT LETS GO TO ISAIAH CHAPTER 14 

Isa 14:12

12 "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!

13 For you have said in your heart: [[[[[ 'I will ]]]] ascend into heaven,]]]]] [[[[[ I will ]]]] exalt my throne above the stars of God;]]]]] [[[[[ I will ]]]] also sit on the mount of the congregation ]]]]] on the farthest sides of the north; (NKJ)

14 [[[[[ I will ]]]] ascend above the heights of the clouds, [[[[ I will ]]]]] be like the Most High.']]]]

I WILL BE LIKE THE MOST HIGH... WHAT WAS SATAN'S BIG DOWNFALL?? --- PRIDE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I WILL I WILL I WILL WHAT'S THE LESSON FOR US? WE NEED TO ASK GOD TO EXAMINE OUR HEARTS!!!!!! IF WE HAVE ANY PRIDE IN THERE WE NEED TO GET IT OUT!! WE NEED TO REPENT QUICKLY!! EXTREMELY IMPORTANT!!!!!!!!!!

15 Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol, to the lowest depths of the Pit. (NKJ)

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THIS COMMENTARY IS TAKEN FROM-- [[[[[[[( from New Unger's Bible Dictionary )]]]]]]

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(originally published by Moody Press of Chicago, Illinois. Copyright (C) 1988.)

you who weakened the nations!

LUCIFER (lu'si-fer; Heb. helel, "brightness"). This designation, referring to Satan, is the KJV rendering of NASB, "star of the morning," that is, "bright star" <Isa. 14:12-14>, probably what we call the "morning star" (so NIV). As a symbolical representation of the king of Babylon in his pride, splendor, and fall, the passage goes beyond the Babylonian prince and invests Satan, who, at the head of this present world-system is the real though invisible power behind the successive world rulers of Tyre, Babylon, Persia, Greece, and Rome. This far-reaching passage goes beyond human history and marks the beginning of sin in the universe and the fall of Satan and the pristine, sinless spheres before the creation of man. Similarly <Ezekiel (28:12-14>), under the figure of the king of Tyre, likewise traces the fall of Satan and the corruption of his power and glory. In the Ezekiel passage Satan's glorious and splendid unfallen state is described.[[[[[[ In <Isa. 14:12-14> his fall is depicted. In both passages representation is not of Satan as confined to his own person but working in and consummating his plans through earthly kings and rulers who take to themselves divine honors and who, whether they actually know this or not, rule in the spirit and under the aims of Satan.]]]]]] <Daniel 10:13> and <Eph. 6:12> show that there are human as well as superhuman agencies in world governments in the satanic world system. (m.f.u.)

JUST A LITTLE MORE INSIGHT INTO THE BACKGROUND OF THESE VERSES BY MERRILL UNGER

bibliography: Merrill F. Unger, Biblical Demonology, 2d ed. (1953), pp. 181-92; id., "Demonism and World Governments," pp. 192-200. See also Devil; Satan.

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LETS GO NEXT TO EZEKIEL 28 AND READ THE DESCRIPTION OF SATAN AND SEE WHAT GOD HAS TO SAY ABOUT HIM. WE WILL BEGIN WITH THE FIRST HALF OF VERSE 2 THEN SKIP DOWN TO VERSE 12 AND READ THROUGH VERSE 19.

Ezek 28:2

2 "Son of man, say to the prince of Tyre, 'Thus says the Lord GOD: "Because your heart is lifted up, and you say, 'I am a god, I sit in the seat of gods, in the midst of the seas,' yet you are a man, and not a god, though you set your heart as the heart of a god

Ezek 28:12

12 "Son of man, take up a lamentation for the king of Tyre, and say to him, 'Thus says the Lord GOD: "You were the seal of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.

13 You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone was your covering: the sardius, topaz, and diamond, Beryl, onyx, and jasper, sapphire, turquoise, and emerald with gold. The workmanship of your timbrels and pipes was prepared for you on the day you were created.

14 "You were the anointed cherub who covers; I established you; you were on the holy mountain of God; you walked back and forth in the midst of fiery stones.

15 You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created, till iniquity was found in you.

16 "By the abundance of your trading you became filled with violence within, and you sinned; therefore I cast you as a profane thing out of the mountain of God; and I destroyed you, O covering cherub, from the midst of the fiery stones.

17 "Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty; you corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor; I cast you to the ground, I laid you before kings, that they might gaze at you.

18 "You defiled your sanctuaries by the multitude of your iniquities, by the iniquity of your trading; therefore I brought fire from your midst; it devoured you, and I turned you to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all who saw you.

19 All who knew you among the peoples are astonished at you; you have become a horror, and shall be no more forever." (NKJ)

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OK LETS GO BACK TO VERSE 13&14

Ezek 28:13

13 You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone was your covering: the sardius, topaz, and diamond, Beryl, onyx, and jasper, sapphire, turquoise, and emerald with gold. The workmanship of your timbrels and pipes was prepared for you on the day you were created. (NKJ)

14 "You were the [[[[[[ anointed cherub ]]]]] who covers; I established you; [[[[[ you were on the holy mountain of God;]]]]] you walked back and forth in the midst of fiery stones.    ^^^^^^^^^

SATAN HAD QUITE A POSITION DIDN'T HE?? ANOINTED CHERUB.

YOU AND I ARE NO MATCH TO COME UP AGAINST SATAN IN THE NATURAL. HE KNOWS GOD. MOSES ONLY SAW THE BACK SIDE OF GOD. SATAN HAS BEEN IN THE VERY PRESENCE OF GOD.

THE THRONE OF GOD. ANYONE HERE BEEN ON THE HOLY MOUNTAIN OF GOD? THAT'S WHY SATAN IS SUCH A GOOD COUNTERFEITER. HE IS SO CLOSE TO THE TRUTH THAT SOMETIMES IT'S HARD TO TELL THE DIFFERENCE. HE CAN MAKE THINGS LOOK LIKE THE REAL BECAUSE OF THE CLOSE RELATIONSHIP HE ONCE HAD WITH GOD. THAT GIVE HIM THE ABILITY TO BE SUCH A GREAT COUNTERFEITER. LETS GO ON TO THE NEXT VERSE.

Ezek 28:15 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^

15 You were perfect in your ways from the day you were [[[[[ created,]]]]] till iniquity was found in you. (NKJ)

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SATAN WOULD LIKE TO HAVE YOU THINK THAT HE CAN DO EVERYTHING GOD CAN. BUT HE CAN NOT. THIS VERSE IN EZEKIEL AND OTHER VERSES TELL US HE IS A CREATED BEING. EVERYTHING THAT GOD CREATES HAS LIMITATIONS. THIS GOES FOR SATAN TOO. FOR INSTANCE HE CAN'T BE EVERYWHERE. HE CAN ONLY BE IN ONE PLACE AT ONE TIME. HE HAS TO DEPEND ON HIS IMPS TO REPORT TO HIM WHAT IS GOING ON. ALSO HE CAN NOT READ YOUR MIND. HE CAN PUT THOUGHTS IN YOUR MIND. IT GOES NO WHERE UNLESS YOU RESPOND TO THOSE THOUGHTS. HE WOULD LIKE YOU TO THINK HE IS AS POWERFUL AS GOD. HE IS NOT. ALWAYS REMEMBER HE IS A CREATED BEING, WITH LIMITATIONS JUST LIKE EVERYTHING ELSE THAT GOD HAS CREATED. HE HAS LIMITATIONS JUST LIKE YOU AND I HAVE LIMITATIONS.

Ezek 28:16

16 "By the abundance of your trading you became filled with violence within, and you sinned; therefore I cast you as a profane thing out of the mountain of God; and [[[[[ I destroyed you, O covering cherub, from the midst of the fiery stones.]]]]] (NKJ)

SATAN NO LONGER HAS HIS FORMER POSITION..

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SO FAR WE HAVE ESTABLISHED THAT SATAN DOES EXIST. GOD CREATED HIM. HE CAME FROM THE VERY HOLY MOUNT OF GOD. AND BECAUSE OF INIQUITY    [[[[[ PRIDE ]]]]] HE LOST HIS POSITION.

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WHAT WAS HE UP TO IN THE BEGINNING?

FOR THE ANSWER TO THAT QUESTION LETS GO TO THE BOOK OF BEGINNINGS AND LETS LOOK AT HOW HE OPERATES. -------

Gen 3:1

1 Now the serpent was more [[[[[ cunning ]]]]] than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, "Has God indeed said, 'You shall not eat of every tree of the garden'?"

NOTICE WHAT A SNEAK HE IS. THIS VERSE DESCRIBES HIM AS [[[[[ " CUNNING " ]]]]]

2 And the woman said to the serpent, "We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden; (NKJ)

3 "but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, 'You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die.'" (NKJ)

4 Then the serpent said to the woman, [[[[[[ "You will not surely die.]]]]]] (NKJ)

HE LIES. HE IS A MASTER DECEIVER!!!! JESUS SAID IN JOHN 8:44 " FOR HE IS A LIAR AND THE FATHER OF IT". THIS IS JESUS SPEAKING

John 8:44

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. (NKJ)

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NOW SATAN GIVES EVE SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT.

Gen 3:5

5 "For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil."

Gen 3:6

6 So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate. (NKJ)

WHAT DID EVE DO HERE? SHE REASONED WITH SATAN. DON'T DO THAT. YOUR NO MATCH FOR HIM. DON'T REASON WITH HIM. 

(JUST A SIDE OBSERVATION FOR YOU LADIES. EVE DIDN'T CRAM THE FRUIT DOWN ADAM'S THROAT. SHE GAVE ---- HE ATE OF HIS OWN FREE WILL.) --- LADIES YOU KNOW THE JOKES

YOU HAVE HEARD. DON'T EVER TAKE THEM SERIOUSLY. OK VERSE 7 THE RESULTS

Gen 3:7

7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves coverings. (NKJ)

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Genesis 3:1-5 MATHEW HENRY COMMENTARY

The tempter's DIPLOMACY, TACT,

We have here an account of the temptation with which Satan assaulted our first parents, to draw them into sin, and which proved fatal to them. Here observe,

I. The tempter, and that was the devil, in the shape and likeness of a serpent.

1. It is certain it was the devil that beguiled Eve. The devil and Satan is the old serpent <Rev. 12:9>, a malignant spirit, by creation an angel of light and an immediate attendant upon God's throne, but by sin become an apostate from his first state and a rebel against God's crown and dignity. Multitudes of the angels fell; but this that attacked our first parents was surely the prince of the devils, the ring-leader in the rebellion: no sooner was he a sinner than he was a Satan, no sooner a traitor than a tempter, [[[[[[ as one enraged against God and his glory and envious of man and his happiness.]]]]] He knew he could not destroy man but by debauching him. Balaam could not curse Israel, but he could tempt Israel, <Rev. 2:14>. The game therefore which Satan had to play was to draw our first parents to sin, and so to separate between them and their God. Thus the devil was, from the beginning, a murderer, and the great mischief-maker. The whole race of mankind had here, as it were, but one neck, and at that Satan struck. The adversary and enemy is that wicked one.

HOPEFULLY THIS COMMENTARY WILL GIVE US MORE INSIGHT INTO WHY AND WHAT THE DEVIL IS UP TO. ONE OF THE COMMENTS THAT CATCHES MY EYE IS ( "AS ON ENRAGED AGAINST GOD AND HIS GLORY AND ENVIOUS OF MAN AND HIS HAPPINESS.")

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NOW DROPPING DOWN TO THE 14TH VERSE WE READ

Gen 3:14

14 So the LORD God said to the serpent: "Because you have done this, [[[[[ you are cursed ]]]]] more than all cattle, and more than every beast of the field; on your belly you shall go, and you shall eat dust all the days of your life. (NKJ)

------- HE IS CURSED.------- GOD HAS CURSED HIM

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SO FAR WE HAVE LOOKED AT:::::::

IS THERE A DEVIL? -- WHO HE IS AND WHERE HE CAME FROM. WHAT HE WAS UP TO IN THE BEGINNING. WHAT HIS DOWNFALL WAS:  ((PRIDE))

 

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