If I Were the Devil
Dr. Stan Coffey
II Corinthians 2:11
Today I am going to be referring to many passages of scripture that you might want to jot down in your Bible as we read along because the Bible has a great deal to say about Satan or the devil.
Here in II Corinthians 2:11, Paul makes an important statement about the devil.
II Corinthians 2:11 - Lest Satan should get an advantage of us for we are not ignorant of his devices.
The Bible teaches us that we as Christians ought to be careful because the devil is watching for every opportunity to get advantage. The Bible teaches us that there are three things about which Christians should not be spiritually ignorant.
The Bible tells us that we are not to be ignorant about the second coming of Christ. The Bible tells us that we are not to be ignorant about spiritual gifts. The Bible tells us that we are not to be ignorant about the devices of the devil.
I. IF I WERE THE DEVIL, I WOULD CONVINCE PEOPLE I DO NOT EXIST.
So, the very first thing I would do if I were the devil would be to try to convince people that I did not exist. To a lot of people, the idea of the devil is old fashioned and when they think of the devil, they think about some character that
has on red underwear and has horns on his head and carries a pitchfork and is just waiting for somebody to bend over so he can punch them with it. The devil tries to give us that kind of a cartoon expression of himself.
We have all kinds of jokes about the devil because it seems that we want to laugh about it. We don't want to think about his evil powers as being real.
I heard about the woman whose husband was a drunkard. He came home drunk every night. She got so tied of it, she tried everything she could to break him from coming home drunk. Finally, she decided, I'll scare him to death. So
she dressed up in a red suit and got a pitchfork. When he came in about one o'clock in the morning, she got in front of him and ...
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