Matt. 27 : 40 b
” Come down from the cross,
IF YOU ARE the Son of God.”
Satan used his tactic even on Jesus Christ.
If satan can get us to believe his lies,
he will have some measure of control over
If we yield to satan….we will be controlled by satan.
Jesus NEVER yielded… His mindset NEVER changed.
If we believe a lie it will have an effect on:
a. how we think
b. how we feel
c. how we live
He tempted Jesus ~ He still tempts us
He accused Jesus ~ He still accuses us
He tried to deceive Jesus ~ He still tries to deceive us
Satan lost the ultimate battle … at the CROSS
Satan cont. to fight ” after the CROSS ”
He doesn’t want our faith
to be real ” IN THE CROSS/ TOMB ”
to be powerful ” as the CROSS / TOMB ”
to be CONTINUAL….”in the CROSS / TOMB”
the battle is continual
the VICTORY, the REALITY of JESUS
is EVEN MORE.
Today we choose :
Influenced by satan ?
Influenced by the CROSS/ JESUS CHRIST ?
We are REDEEMED
by the PRECIOUS BLOOD of CHRIST….
Purchased, Bought….from satans grip !
He battles daily…seeking whom he may devour….
We battle daily….who we seek, who we yield to
if we believe his lies
if we believe JESUS ~ ( past tense )
WON @ THE CROSS.
When you play a game of soccer…
The battle was on the field….
When the whistle blew = GAME OVER
Score = __________to ________
You never have to play, ” THAT GAME ” over.
You only STATE + BELIEVE what actually happen .
STATE + BELIEVE =
Battle on the CROSS
satan WAS defeated….by JESUS CHRIST alone.
State + Believe…………live and not be swayed.