Wednesday, November 16, 2016


In this world of chaos and hatred, we often become focused upon the "soldiers" of our true enemy, instead of the spirit that has deceived them.  Terrorists, rioters, looters, murderers, rapists, thieves, etc., etc., etc., are those men and women who have rejected Jesus and His message of love.  Instead, they have listened to the very enemy of God!  In Romans 1:24, 26, 28, we are told that because of their rebellion against Him and His message of love, God has given them over to a reprobate mind.  So who are they following if they are opposed to God? Their leader has many names:

Abaddon -  Revelation 9:11.
Accuser - Revelation 12:10.
Adversary. - 1 Peter 5:8.
Angel of light - 2 Corinthians 11:14.
Angel of the bottomless pit - Revelation 9:11.
Anointed covering cherub - Ezekiel 28:14.
Apollyon - Revelation 9:11.
Beelzebub - Matthew 12:24.
Belial - 2 Corinthians 6:15.
Deceiver - Revelation 12:9.
Devil - 1 John 3:8.
Dragon - Revelation 12:9.
Enemy - Matthew 13:39.
Evil one - John 17:15.
Fallen star - Revelation 9:1.
Father of lies - John 8:44.
God of this age - 2 Corinthians 4:4.
King of the bottomless pit - Revelation 9:11.
King of Tyre - Ezekiel 28:12.
Lucifer - Isaiah 14:12.
Murderer - John 8:44.
Power of darkness - Colossians 1:13.
Prince of the power of the air - Ephesians 2:2.
Roaring lion - 1 Peter 5:8.
Ruler of demons - Luke 11:15.
Ruler of this world - John 12:31.
Satan - Mark 1:13.
Serpent of old - Revelation 12:9.
Tempter - Matthew 4:3.
Thief - John 10:10.
Wicked one - Ephesians 6:16.

But be of good cheer; Jesus has overcome Satan, and has him on a leash.  Whatever he does to us, the Lord has allowed, and the result will ultimately work together for our good and His glory (Rom. 8:28)!  According to Ephesians 6:11-12, our job is to "Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.  For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." 


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