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And Deliver Us From Evil . . ."
Sermonette by Lois Amacher
Satan uses our senses, emotions and feelings to lure us into sins; sins of the mind, the
soul and the flesh.
with the Holy Spirit, tells us in Ephesians 6:10-18:
"Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His
might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the
wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against
principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this
world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the
evil day, and having done all, to stand.
therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the
breastplate of righteousness; and your feet shod with the preparation of the
gospel of peace. Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be
able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
And take the
helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching
thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;"
Satan uses every
medium of advertising; TV, Radio and print, to give us the message: "we
don't want to be bored so we ought to find something to stimulate our fleshly
appetites." If we succumb to these temptations we are led into lust,
gluttony and covetousness. When a Christian sins, Satan puts a supernatural
charge to the stimulation of the senses in order to totally ensnare the person.
We don't need to
have our flesh stimulated if our spirit is alive to God. The Holy Spirit takes
us to ecstasies the body cannot comprehend.
reckon you also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body,
that you should obey it in the lusts thereof. Neither yield you your members as
instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: . ." Romans 6:11-13a