Week 1 - Under Siege
KNOWING WHEN YOUR UNDER A SPIRITUAL SIEGE
LEAD-IN TO THE TEXT
satan’s TARGET - your mind
1. SATAN’S TARGET—YOUR MIND
When Satan wanted to lead the first man and woman into sin, he started by attacking the woman’s mind. This is made clear in 2 Corinthians 11:3.
satan’s WEAPONS - LIES
Once you have treated God’s Word in this fashion, you are wide open for the devil’s final trick. He merely permitted Eve to consider the tree apart from God’s Word. “Get a good look at it! See it as it really is!” It was “good for food…a delight to the eyes…desirable to make one wise” (Genesis 3:6). She had to make a choice: God’s Word or Satan’s word? She rejected God’s Word, believed Satan, and sinned. You and I have been suffering from the consequences of her decision, as has the whole human race.
GOD ACCOMPLISHES HIS WILL ON EARTH THROUGH TRUTH; SATAN ACCOMPLISHES HIS PURPOSES THROUGH LIES. WHEN THE CHILD OF GOD BELIEVES GOD’S TRUTH, THEN THE SPIRIT OF GOD CAN WORK IN POWER; FOR THE HOLY SPIRIT IS “THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH” (JOHN 16:13). BUT WHEN A PERSON BELIEVES A LIE, THEN SATAN GOES TO WORK IN THAT LIFE; “FOR HE IS A LIAR, AND THE FATHER OF LIES” (JOHN 8:44). FAITH IN GOD’S TRUTH LEADS TO VICTORY; FAITH IN SATAN’S LIES LEADS TO DEFEAT