The Devil Desires to Have You!
Luke 22:31-34, 61-62
INTRODUCTION: The Savior and Satan cannot co-exist in a believer’s life any more than light and darkness. However, even though Satan cannot possess the Christian, he can oppress him. The Bible teaches that he can defeat, discourage and devour the child of God. 2 Cor. 11:3 says that he will use ‘‘any means’’ to destroy you. Psalms 39:5, ‘‘You have made my days a mere handbreadth; the span of my years is as nothing before you.’’ ‘‘Every man, at his best state, is altogether vanity.’’
I. THE MANIFESTATION OF SATAN’S PLAN. v.31
A. HIS DESIRE. 31a
‘‘desired’’ - to beg something of one for oneself.
EXAMPLE: Dr. Manley Beasley talks about the ‘‘Mystery of Iniquities’’ based on Psalm 37:4, ‘‘Delight yourself also in the LORD, and He shall give you the desires of your heart.’’
Satan has a counterfeit
PROBLEM: You cannot see the end result, ‘‘look for the hook!’’
EXAMPLE: Dr. Alice Cullinan came the day I preached, ‘‘Blessing of Being Saved.’’ How does he get most men?
2. FEMALES (Anyone can have an affair)
B. HIS DESIGN. 31b
‘‘Sift’’ - To winnow - separating kernels of grain from the chaff, done by shaking bunches of grain into ‘‘breeze-stirred’’ air so that the kernels fall to the ground, while the chaff is blown away by the wind.
‘‘Chaff’’ - Something worthless.
Bailey Smith said, ‘‘Any sin that you cover God will uncover; any sin that you uncover, God will cover.’’
1 Peter 5:8, ‘‘Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.’’
Faith produces wheat
Flesh produces chaff
An old Puritan commentator, Trapp, said, ‘‘Jesus uses a fan and sifts to get rid of the chaff; but the devil uses a fan and sifts to get rid of the wheat.’’
Jesus desires for the Father to get glory through your life. However, Satan is th ...
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