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The Perverted Angel (4 of 5)
Series: Angels and Demons
Dr. Brad Whitt
INTRO: Take your Bibles now this morning and be finding your place at Ephesians chapter 6. Ephesians chapter 6, and we'll begin our study this morning with verse number 10 and looking down through verse 13. Ephesians chapter 6, beginning with verse number 10 as we continue in our series of studies that we've entitled, "Angels and Demons: What The Bible Really Teaches."
So far in this series of studies we have looked at the presence of angels, and the personality of angels. And then the last time we were together in this study we talked about what many people call your "personal," or your "guardian," angel. Now, this morning we're going to make a transition in our study of angels by looking at what the Bible teaches about the perverted angel. And of course, you know who we're talking about. We're talking about Lucifer, Satan, "the anointed cherub," who rebelled against God and became the old devil.
I want to make this statement and then we'll get into this morning's text. If you know me, if you've heard me preach very much at all, you know that I like to start a sermon with something humorous. I like to tell a funny story, a funny quote, something that can lightening things up and get your attention.
But here's the thing with this morning's sermon. There's nothing funny about the devil. In fact as I was praying and preparing for this morning's message I really believe that God spoke to me and warned me against trying to lighten things up because that's what the devil would want me to do. He wants you to think this is funny. Why he's not a danger to you or your family. He's the little guy on top of Fred Flintstone's shoulder. He's the guy in the red leotards with the pointy ears and long pointy tail who have a pitch fork. He's Flip Wilson's side-kick.2 Listen, that's a lie. There's nothing funny about the devil. So, if you're looking for a l ...
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