Sunday morning 5-1-2011

Posted by Sherry

TALKING ABOUT “SPIN”

JOB 1:19; 2:7-10

CBC 5/1/11 SM

The Devil is always on the job

He’s good at what he does

What he did to Job is what he wants to do to us

Tries to find our weaknesses & exploit them

God also allows the Devil limited access to us

  • for the purpose of making us better
    • God had faith in Job
    • Job had faith in God
    • if we are tested realize God has faith in us
    • God doesn’t let us be tempted above what we can handle
    • we don’t know our own limits, but God does
    • don’t be surprised when adversity comes
    • what course of action do we need to take?

TURN IT AROUND ON THE DEVIL

  • Devil is a liar and the father of it,
    • our adversary
    • goes to and fro (not omnipresent)
    • mimics a lion (acting like a lion, but isn’t)
    • seeking whom he may devour
    • a person has to LET him devour you
    • devil only has permission to tempt
    • you have to be a participant for lasting harm to come
  • Jesus conquered the devil, death & the grave
    • devil was defanged & declawed
    • we don’t need to be intimidated by the devil
  • Remember, what the devil is telling you is a lie (every time)
    • the devil “CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH”
    • if devil says it’s good - it’s bad
    • if devil says it’s right - it’s wrong
    • if devil says you’ll be smart - you won’t
    • if devil says it’s old fashioned - it’s not
    • if devil says you can live it up - you’re gonna die
    • if devil says you’re gonna die - you’ll live
    • if devil says it’s success - it’s failure
  • It’s time we see the devil for who he really is
    • time for your dreams to be resurrected
    • time for families to be restored
    • time for vision to become a reality
    • time for our future to become our present
    • time for the ordinary to become extraordinary
    • time to turn it around on the devil

DON’T PLAY CATCH WITH THE DEVIL

  • devil will lie to you
    • about people
    • about church
    • about your pastor
    • & to the pastor about the members
  • anytime the devil throws you a bone you don’t have to catch it
    • he’s not your friend
    • he’s not your confidant
    • he’s really the enemy
    • get out your spiritual bat (Holy Spirit) and knock him off the pitcher’s mound with that lie
    • he’s a negative talking, joy-stealing, victory-thieving adversary!
  • Stinkin’ Thinkin’ is from the devil
    • turn it around & tell the devil to get behind you
    • devil’s playground is our mind
    • if we let him in he’ll wreak havoc in our thoughts that lead to actions
    • Fussin’ at everything & everybody
    • Cussin’ b/c ur so frustrated U can’t express yourself
    • Smokin’ b/c ur so stressed out that U need to calm ur nerves
    • Lyin’ cause ur making excuses about all the sinning U started doing again
  • Holiness is still a part of Christian Living
    • 1 Peter 1:15,16 “But as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written, ‘be holy, for I the Lord your God am holy’”!
    • Ephesians 5:8 “For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light.”
    • We don’t have to act like the devil after we’ve been saved.
    • it happens when we give the devil too much play in our life and in our mind
  • Tell devil you’re not going to listen to him anymore
    • I don’t fuss like that, God has given me gentlenss
    • I don’t talk like that, God has given me self-control
    • I don’t need to lie anymore, God has given me the truth

SPEAK THE TRUTH IN LOVE

  • remember what Mrs. Job told Mr. Job to do?
    • curse God and die
    • sounds like some people today
    • lose the farm, family or finances and they want to throw in the towel
  • remember what Mr. Job told Mrs. Job (Johnson paraphrase)
    • Have you lost your ever-loving mind?
    • what are you thinking?
    • we’re talking about God the Almighty!
    • curse Him and die? I don’t think so!!
    • Job said, “If I have the option to curse Him and die, I certainly have the option to bless God and live!

CONCL:

turn it around on the old devil

if he tempts you to hurt someone, bless them instead

if devil tells u where the party is at, remember the real party is at God’s house

if devil say going to church is for losers, remember the gates of hell cannot prevail against the church, so who’s the real loser???

Whatever the situation is, thought, action or reaction, if it’s going against God, TURN IT AROUND, b/c it came from the devil.


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