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"I will praise thee, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works." ~ Psalm 9:1 (KJV). This blog contains and explains the truth of God's Word. The Epignosis of the Word of God is what every servant of God must teach.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

HOLY BIBLE 101 - Exposing SATAN (part 4).

Now that we know WHO Satan is and are aware of his JOB let us remember that Christ has already won the WAR against him so you don't have to fear him or stress about his work against you! The little battles that Satan wants you to experience are easily overcome if you are obedient to the following scripture:

"Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up." James 4:7-10

Follow these steps when Satan attacks:

1. Submit to God. The word 'submit' is translated from HYPOTASSO, which was a Greek military term meaning "to arrange [troop divisions] in a military fashion under the command of a leader". In non-military use, it was "a voluntary attitude of giving in, cooperating, assuming responsibility, and carrying a burden". We are urged to give in to God, to yield to Him, to line up under His authority much like a solider 'falling-in' in a parade, and to obey Him.

2. Resist Satan. The word 'resist' is translated from ANTHISTEMI, which refers to withstanding, opposing and resisting something. In this case we MUST withstand, oppose and resist Satan. We MUST firmly set or fix our position, take a stand against Satan and establish our stance. The Holy Bible PROMISES us that when we do this, SATAN MUST RUN AWAY from us. The word 'flee' (PHEUGO), is used here to describe what Satan must do. It refers to vanishing and fleeing to find safety. Interesting huh? Satan MUST run away to find safety from us when we follow these steps. LOL :)

3. Draw near to God. The words 'draw near' are translated from EGGIZO, which refers to approaching, drawing near and joining together with something. In this case we are to approach God (come boldly to the throne-Hebrews 4:16), draw near to Him (Hebrews 10:22) and join Him in fellowship (1 John 1:3).

IN ADDITION: We know that James was talking to Hebrew believers (James 1:1). He urged those believers who were practicing sin to cleanse (2 Corinthians 7:1) their hands, an analogy referring to purifying themselves for the performance of their work. The double-minded are urged to purify (1 John 3:3) their hearts, which refers to cleansing themselves morally of wavering, uncertainty, doubting and divided interest. Lastly, believers are urged to be humble before God so that He can exalt them.

Let us continue this exposé in the next post EXPOSING SATAN (part 5).

God Bless You!

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