BEWARE OF THE DEVIL

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Shelby G. Floyd

“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world” (1 Peter 5:8-9).

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THE BATTLE FOR THE MIND

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Shelby G. Floyd

Mind Battle

We are in a war that is being fought around the world and here at home. It is a battle against evil, terror and fear. It is basically a battle for the mind of man. Paul describes this battle in his second letter to the Corinthians:

“For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:3-5 NIV).

These words indicate that our warfare is not with conventional worldly weapons, but with the powerful arguments of truth that can demolish all false pretensions that array against the knowledge of God revealed in the Bible. Continue reading “THE BATTLE FOR THE MIND”

Satan

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Shelby G. Floyd

Devil and Satan are the names most often given to the arch enemy of mankind. He is identified by many other terms such as Abaddon—Revelation 9:11; Adversary—Job 1-2; Angel of the Abyss—Revelation 9:11; and Devil about thirty-five times in the New Testament. He is called by many more such like terms that describe his sinister character and designs on the human race.

Who Belongs To Satan?

The apostle gives a test to see who our spiritual leader is. He declares that the one who keeps on living a habitual life of sin belongs to the devil “He who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning” (1 John 3:8). Continue reading “Satan”