Agenda - Evil vs. Good
Satan's agenda of LESS.
Steal, kill, destroy, devour, limit, bind, separate.
Thought patterns that are:
- Self Defeating
SOUL: Emotional, Relational.
Deprived of love and value. Wounded and wary.
SPIRIT: Authoritative source of security, validation.
Looking to, depending upon, or submitting to the wrong source/authority.
Jesus' blood line
“The one who practices sin is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. For this reason the Son of God was revealed: in order to destroy the works of the devil.” 1 John3:8LEB
“And I heard a loud voice in heaven saying, “Now the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ have come, because the accuser of our brothers has been thrown down, the one who accuses them before our God day and night. And they conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives until death.” Revelation12:10-11LEB
“Therefore, since the children share in blood and flesh, he also in like manner shared in these same things, in order that through death he could destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, and could set free these who through fear of death were subject to slavery throughout all their lives.” Hebrews2:14-15LEB
God's agenda of MORE.
"...I have come so that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” John10:10LEB
- Cultivating responsible stewardship of mind and body.
- Repairing patterns, put off, and put on. Equip.
- Healing of attitudes.
- Support wise counsel and advocacy.
“that you take off, according to your former way of life, the old man, who is being destroyed according to deceitful desires, be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and put on the new man (in accordance with God), who is created in righteousness and holiness from the truth.” Ephesians4:22-24LEB
“For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds,” II Corinthians10:4NKJV
Re-connected and restored
- The relational faith that nurtures, compensates, and mentors.
- Therapy, testimonies, education, church life, home group, support group, Holy Spirit.
“Now you are the body of Christ, and members of it individually, and whom God has appointed in the church: first, apostles, second, prophets, third, teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, helps, administrations, kinds of tongues.” 1 Corinthians12:27-28LEB
“But when he—the Spirit of truth—comes, he will guide you into all the truth. For he will not speak from himself, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will proclaim to you the things to come.” John16:13LEB
Re-encountering, re-instating God.
- Numbers 30 - admit then submit.
- 2nd Kings 5 - Keep dunking.
- John21:15-25 - peter reinstated.
- Hebrews 2:14-15
Jesus broke Satan's authority, freeing us.
- Isaiah 61. Messiah will bind up the broken hearted, proclaim liberty.
- Isaiah 42. Open blind eyes, free captives.
- John 8:32-36. He who the son sets free is made free.
Let us not let lies hold us back from God's goodness... no matter what anyone says. Let us not settle for anything else.
“But even if we or an angel from heaven should proclaim a gospel to you contrary to what we proclaimed to you, let him be accursed!” Galatians1:8LEB
Let the word of God be our catalyst to test what is truth or lie.
“For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any double-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, both joints and marrow, and able to judge the reflections and thoughts of the heart.” Hebrews4:12LEB