10 KEYS -MOST CHRISTIANS OVERLOOK
LIFE LESSONS FROM THE BOOK OF 2 COR 11:3(NLT)
"But I fear that somehow your pure and undivided devotion to Christ will be corrupted, just as Eve was deceived by the cunning ways of the serpent."
1.Satan's wisdom has been corrupted - meaning he has it in a devilish way ."caution" . Your knowledge of the truth will always put him in check ." If you read and meditate on the word always ". Ezekiel 28:17 (NIV)"Your heart became proud on account of your beauty, and you corrupted your wisdom because of your splendour. So I threw you to the earth; I made a spectacle of you before kings."
2. Lucifer is like a police officer on earth with an eagle eye prowling and looking around to catch any child of God napping . The day he sees your guard down , he will hit you so fast before you say "Hi" . "personal experience" . 1 peter 5:8(NLT)"Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour."
3. He can make a request to test you - you doubt? ask Job (Job 1:6,12) (old testament ) you still doubt? ask Peter (new testament) Luke 22:31(Amp)" Simon, Simon (Peter), listen! Satan has asked excessively that [all of] you be given up to him [out of the power and keeping of God], that he might sift [all of] you like grain,"
4. Be careful when you are tempted to use the pronoun "I" did this , "I" did that , got Peter into trouble. Jesus said in scripture without me you can do nothing . (John 15:5). Luke 22:34(NIV)"Jesus answered, "I tell you, Peter, before the rooster crows today, you will deny three times that you know me."
5. Satan uses the very words we speak to try us , he has been given the permission. Prov 12:13.(GWT)" An evil person is trapped by his own sinful talk, but a righteous person escapes from trouble." .I know of a woman who got hooked in adultery , just because she boasted that "I" cannot do it , when she heard of a neighbor who fell into adultery . Is by His grace we all live right .1 Cor 10:12
6.Satan knows the scripture - In spiritual warfare your scripture has to be correct. power is activated when it is spoken correctly . If you are not sure , check it , that is why you have a bible. Lest he takes advantage of your ignorance.2 Cor 2:11(Amp)" To keep Satan from getting the advantage over us; for we are not ignorant of his wiles and intentions." Key - The right verse of scripture is God speaking to that situation directly.
7.Satan can be craftily patient - He noticed Moses when he was 40 years had a problem with anger , he patiently waited for another 40 years to tempt him again this time at the waters of Meribah. Num 27:114(Amp)