There Is An Enemy
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John 14:2-3 (NIV) 2 My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.
“Spiritual Homesickness is a sense that we were built for something that
transcends our human experience. We feel a nostalgic sadness because it’s a longing we can never quite satisfy. – C.S. Lewis
1 John 5:19 (NIV) We know that we are children of God and that the world is under the control of the evil one.
John 10:10 (NIV) The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
The Enemy Will Tempt You
15 Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. 16 For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world. 17 The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever. 1 John 2:15-17 (NIV)
God’s Voice vs. Satan’s Voice
Stills vs. Rushes
Leads vs. Pushes
Reassures vs. Frightens
Enlightens vs. Confuses
Comforts vs. Worries
Calms vs. Obsesses
Convicts vs. Condemns
Revelation 1:7 (NIV) “Look, he is coming with the clouds,” and “every eye will see him, even those who pierced him”; and all peoples on earth “will mourn because of him.” So shall it be! Amen.
Matthew 28:18 (NKJV) And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.
Big Idea – The war has already been won. All we have to do is choose whose side we are on. It requires an act of Faith. Indecision is a decision.
Revelation 3:20 (NIV) Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.
Salvation comes to a sinner through faith. Everyone who is saved must believe, but it is the power of Christ that saves, not the power of faith. Faith is only the instrument, not the power itself.
Psalm 23: 1-6 (NIV) – A psalm of David. 1 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, 3 he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. 4 Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. 5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. 6 Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.