Tuesday, January 30, 2024

JESUS identifies the enemy

 


Job 1:6-7

King James Version

6 Now there was a day when the sons of God 

came to present themselves before the Lord, 

and Satan came also among them.

7 And the Lord said unto Satan, 

Whence comest thou? 

Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, 

From going to and fro in the earth, 

and from walking up and down in it.


The battles we fight are never that simple.

Unless we are born again, we can't determine who we're really fighting.

Much less know the spirit behind all battles.

Neither would we know how to conquer the battle.

JESUS commands we be born again.

John 3:5-8

King James Version

5 Jesus answered, 

Verily, verily, I say unto thee, 

Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, 

he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; 

and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, 

Ye must be born again.

8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, 

and thou hearest the sound thereof, 

but canst not tell whence it cometh, 

and whither it goeth: 

so is every one that is born of the Spirit.


Being born again gives us accurate discernment.

1 Corinthians 2:14

King James Version

14 But the natural man receiveth not 

the things of the Spirit of God: 

for they are foolishness unto him: 

neither can he know them, 

because they are spiritually discerned.


A true born again believes in the WORD.

And that WORD is CHRIST.

I trust in CHRIST alone.

Herein, the LORD identifies the enemy:

Matthew 6:24

King James Version

24 No man can serve two masters: 

for either he will hate the one, and love the other; 

or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. 

Ye cannot serve God and mammon.


Matthew 16:23

King James Version

23 But he turned, and said unto Peter, 

Get thee behind me, Satan: 

thou art an offence unto me: 

for thou savourest not the things that be of God, 

but those that be of men.


Mark 1:23-26

King James Version

23 And there was in their synagogue 

a man with an unclean spirit; 

and he cried out,

24 Saying, Let us alone; 

what have we to do with thee, 

thou Jesus of Nazareth? 

art thou come to destroy us? 

I know thee who thou art, 

the Holy One of God.

25 And Jesus rebuked him, saying, 

Hold thy peace, and come out of him.

26 And when the unclean spirit had torn him, 

and cried with a loud voice, 

he came out of him.


Luke 16:15

King James Version

15 And he said unto them, 

Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; 

but God knoweth your hearts: 

for that which is highly esteemed among men 

is abomination in the sight of God.


John 8:44-45

King James Version

44 Ye are of your father the devil, 

and the lusts of your father ye will do. 

He was a murderer from the beginning, 

and abode not in the truth, 

because there is no truth in him. 

When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: 

for he is a liar, and the father of it.

45 And because I tell you the truth, 

ye believe me not.


John 15:18-19

King James Version

18 If the world hate you, 

ye know that it hated me before it hated you.

19 If ye were of the world, 

the world would love his own: 

but because ye are not of the world, 

but I have chosen you out of the world, 

therefore the world hateth you.


John 16:7-11

King James Version

7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; 

It is expedient for you that I go away: 

for if I go not away, the Comforter 

will not come unto you; 

but if I depart, I will send him unto you.

8 And when he is come, 

he will reprove the world of sin, 

and of righteousness, 

and of judgment:

9 Of sin, because they believe not on me;

10 Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, 

and ye see me no more;

11 Of judgment, 

because the prince of this world 

is judged.


Revelation 2:12-13

King James Version

12 And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write; 

These things saith he which hath 

the sharp sword with two edges;

13 I know thy works, 

and where thou dwellest, 

even where Satan's seat is: 

and thou holdest fast my name, 

and hast not denied my faith, 

even in those days wherein Antipas 

was my faithful martyr, 

who was slain among you, 

where Satan dwelleth.


Revelation 2:14-15

King James Version

14 But I have a few things against thee, 

because thou hast there them 

that hold the doctrine of Balaam, 

who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock 

before the children of Israel, 

to eat things sacrificed unto idols, 

and to commit fornication.

15 So hast thou also them 

that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitanes, 

which thing I hate.


The LORD's apostles warns us about this same enemy.

Head over to the next post.


Here's your arsenal of truth:

JESUS the WORD

JESUS on the WORD of GOD

On Knowing the Enemy of Christ

JESUS and Satan

The HOLY SPIRIT

The devil's DEVICES

Satan's SECRET weapon

spirit behind wars

being free of the spirit of war

SPIRIT of INFIRMITY

KNOW the world

The HOLY SPIRIT's REPROOF

WARRIOR of the SPIRIT

Sin AWARENESS

HOLINESS


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