The strategy of Satan in the Dispensation of Grace is different than in other dispensations .
Knowing that many oppose themselves when they hear the word "dispensation",I must note that I do not care of the denominational opinions of men,rather I get my doctrine from the King James Bible 1769 and specifically from Paul's 13 letters,Romans through Philemon,according to the principle of Right Division
2 Tim 2:15
and in this letters I find the word "dispensation" four times.
1 Corinthians 9:17 For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against my will, a dispensation of the gospel is committed unto me.
Ephesians 1:10 That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:
Ephesians 3:2 If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward:
Colossians 1:25 Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God;
SATAN'S STRATEGY is not what everybody thinks...
IT IS DOCTRINAL...with CORRUPT DOCTRINE he sends souls to HELL!
2 Corinthians 11:13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.
2 Corinthians 11:14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
2 Corinthians 11:15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.
Present Evil World
a. We live in a present evil world, made by sin and the devil -
Galatians 1:4 ( CHRIST) Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father:
Romans 5:12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:
b. People scoff at the devil, then they do his work.
Romans 6:16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?
3. 1 Tim 4:1-31 Timothy 4:1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
1 Timothy 4:2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
1 Timothy 4:3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.
c. There is a war: not with guns, and not on Christmas
2 Thess 2:7, Eph 6:12
d. We ought to know the opposition
2 Cor 2:11, Eph 6:11
2. Knowing the Opposition
a. Satan's image is surrounded in deceit
2 Cor 11:13-15, John 8:44, Rev 12:9
b. He was beautiful, powerful, and reputable, until....
c. His sin was that of pride: he thought his life was his own
d. He is the father of lies and works to corrupt and blind
2 Cor 4:2-4
3. Satan's Opposition
a. The course of this world means you are fighting uphill
Eph 2:1-3, Rom 5:12
b. God sanctifies the woman's seed Gen 3:15
Satan tries to corrupt it Gen 6:2
c. God forms a nation
Satan has nations to corrupt it
1 Samuel 8:5-8
d. God sends prophets
1 Kings 18:21-22
Satan has prophets
1 Kings 18:19
e. God sends angels
Satan has devils to stop them
f. God puts on humanity John 1:14
the Devil enters into Judas Luke 22:3
g. Wolf in sheep clothing?
Israel was called to be sheep
- John 10:27-28
YOUR BEST DEFENSE AGAINST THE WILES OF THE DEVIL
IS IN GETTING GROUNDED,ROOTED,BUILD UP,ESTABLISHED
IN THE SOUND DOCTRINE THAT
THE LORD JESUS CHRIST FROM HEAVEN
REVEALED TO THE APOSTLE PAUL,PREACHER and TEACHER OF THE GENTILES and is WRITTEN in the 13 LETTERS
ROMANS through PHILEMON