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WHO IS THE DEVIL AND WHAT DOES HE DO? By Elaine Davenport

Satan is the source of your troubles. In Webster’s 1828 Dictionary it gives a great definition of who he is.

SA’TAN, n. [Heb. an adversary.] The grand adversary of man; the devil or prince of darkness; the chief of the fallen angels.

In Strong’s it says: he is a slanderer and a false accuser.

In Matthew 4: 1-3 and v. 10- He shows himself as a tempter.

In Matthew 13: 38 He shows himself as the evil one and that he plants his people in the kingdom. (Also v. 39)

In Luke 8: 10-13 He takes away God’s word from the heart.

John 13: 2 He influences men to do great evil.

Acts 10:38 He oppresses people to the point that they need healing.

Ephesians 4: 25-28 Shows how you can give him an opportunity to come in your life by holding on to anger.

Revelations 12 Shows how he can deceive.

He also:

schemes, ensnares, sift people like wheat, disguises himself and hinders us.

The Bible says he roams around as a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour.

The Bible also says that despite all of this, he’s under OUR feet!

WHAT CAN STOP HIM?

*BELIEVERS WHO KNOW THEIR AUTHORITY IN CHRIST
* GOD’S SOLDIER’S (ARE YOU ONE?)
* GOD
* THE BLOOD OF JESUS
* BELIEVERS WHO HOLD FAST TO THEIR PROFESSION OF FAITH
*THE WORD OF GOD
*THE FERVENT EFFECTUAL PRAYER OF A RIGHTEOUS MAN (OR WOMAN)
*THE POWER OF GOD
*ANGELS
*SPEAKING FAITH STOPS SATAN IN HIS TRACKS
*BINDING & LOOSING: YOU HAVE THE KEYS TO THE KINGDOM
*STAYING PRAYED UP
*PRAYING IN THE SPIRIT; THE PERFECT WILL OF GOD
* A BAND OF PEOPLE PRAYING GOD’S WILL CAN PUT THOUSANDS OF ANGELS IN FLIGHT, QUENCHING “EVERY” FIERY DART OF THE ENEMY.
*OPERATE IN LOVE
*KEEPING THE COMMANDMENTS
*NEVER QUIT BELIEVING
*BEING PATIENT
*STANDING ON THE WORD

There’s more.

My point is to tell you that the devil’s job is to distract you so that you’ll be so “caught up” on your problems that you won’t realize it’s a smokescreen to get you
off the plan of God.

Make up your mind, strengthen yourself, stay encouraged, grow yourself up and others, increase your confidence, take the offensive and WIN!

Remember Psalms 34: 19

Many are the afflictions of the righteous, BUT the Lord delivereth him out of them all.

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A Prayer For Our Country by Gene McGuire (Tuesday, May 15, 2007)

Discerning Leaders

The Lord was pleased that Solomon had asked for this. So God said to him, “Since you have asked for this and not for long life or wealth for yourself, nor have asked for the death of your enemies but for discernment in administering justice, I will do what you have asked. I will give you a wise and discerning heart, so that there will never have been anyone like you, nor will there ever be. Moreover, I will give you what you have not asked for—both riches and honor— so that in your lifetime you will have no equal among kings.

1 Kings 3:10-13

Almighty God,

Leading a nation is a sobering responsibility because the needs of the many exist at the mercy of the few. The siren call of power can easily seduce leaders into making disastrous decisions that disintegrate families, tear societies apart, and, in the end, set nations in opposition to You.

Lord, You are the giver of all wisdom, and from Your mouth comes knowledge and understanding. Please give us decisive leaders who have the wisdom that comes from heaven. Wisdom that is pure, peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial, and sincere.

Your Word tells us, “Without wise leadership, a nation falls; with many counselors, there is safety.” Endow our new leaders with humility so they will acknowledge their own shortcomings and their need for wise counsel. Surround them with men and women of wisdom and discernment, and give them the foresight to rely on Godly spiritual leaders as well.

On November 2, 2004, lead the American voters to candidates with discerning hearts who not only know how to distinguish right from wrong, but are committed to upholding and enforcing what is good and what is right. We ask that You would give us discerning leaders who intuitively know when they are standing at the threshold of deception and are unafraid to back away.

For this reason, Lord, we need leaders with wisdom and discernment. Leaders able to discern the real needs of the American people and wise enough to know how to bring us with them through often uncertain waters.

May the foremost concern of our incoming leaders not be political success or the wealth of this country or victory over our enemies, but may it be the governing of the American people with wisdom and discernment.

Scripture references: Proverbs 2:6, 11:14 (NLT); Romans 16:27; James 3:17

Excerpted from “We Will Pray for Election Day,” by Thomas Freiling and Michael Klassen.


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