Rebuke the devil!

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GtrPkr

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The point you are making could be interpreted in different ways.
We walk as the Kingdom, and live by its ways. The world will destroy itself the more it gives itself
over to sin, yet it is interesting to see how the arguments are being waged back and forth in our
western society. At present the issues for longevity of life, medical care, a lack of war, has never been
like this before in our known history. How we handle this has yet to be worked out, but there is always
hope in Jesus and His love.

Things will change if our technology fails, and the problems become unsolvable. What is staggering in
our life time we have seen development of intensive farming, mass food distribution, medical support
and advances so most major health issues are being addressed, we have good housing, wars are diminishing,
finance and support is growing, countries are working together to bring financial stability, factory production
is international, climate change is being addressed world-wide. I have yet to see revelations play out, but
every year some new nutter claims its a coming.

So miss application of scripture definately does not help.
Sterile genetically modified government controlled farming? Tariffs and unfair trade? Chemical companies pushing pills on our children, designer psycotropics on everyone, male enhancement and day after birth controll, and making millions selling antihistamine across borders knowing that it just comes back to the states as meth? Banks grossly inflating the value of property just to line their own pockets with 30yrs worth of interest and ultimately collapsing the market while no new housing is being built? Factory work? The Green Peace farce that is actually nothing more than a socialist tax on air? Global economic stability? NO WAR?!?!? Dude, turn the channel!!! The Clinton News Network is brainwashing you!!!!!!!
 

theanointedwinner

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Fair enough. You will note that there are three fundamental groups of temptations revealed in Scripture. They were presented to Eve as well as to Christ, and they are also presented to every Christian:

For all that is in the world, [1] the lust of the flesh, and [2] the lust of the eyes, and [3] the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. (1 John 2:16)

1. Now let's see how this corresponded to Eve's temptation:

the lust of the flesh
And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food...

the lust of the eyes
...and that it was pleasant to the eyes...

the pride of life
...and a tree to be desired to make one wise...

2. Now let's see how this corresponded to the temptations of Christ:

the lust of the flesh
...If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread...

the lust of the eyes
...all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them...

the pride of life
...He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone...
For the lust of the eyes

Keep your eyes on things above not on the things of Earth, and keep focus on Jesus

For the pride of life, what profits a man too gain the whole world yet loses one soul, and invade if this sounds condemning, Jesus came not to condemn but to save

Any verse for the lust of the flesh?
 
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For the lust of the eyes

Keep your eyes on things above not on the things of Earth, and keep focus on Jesus

For the pride of life, what profits a man too gain the whole world yet loses one soul, and invade if this sounds condemning, Jesus came not to condemn but to save

Any verse for the lust of the flesh?
Delilah!!!
 

Nehemiah6

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Any verse for the lust of the flesh?
For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things. (Phil 3:18,19)
 

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Sterile genetically modified government controlled farming? Tariffs and unfair trade? Chemical companies pushing pills on our children, designer psycotropics on everyone, male enhancement and day after birth controll, and making millions selling antihistamine across borders knowing that it just comes back to the states as meth? Banks grossly inflating the value of property just to line their own pockets with 30yrs worth of interest and ultimately collapsing the market while no new housing is being built? Factory work? The Green Peace farce that is actually nothing more than a socialist tax on air? Global economic stability? NO WAR?!?!? Dude, turn the channel!!! The Clinton News Network is brainwashing you!!!!!!!
"The Clinton News Network is brainwashing you!!!!!!!"

Are you willing to know truth, or just a critical spirit?
1. We are tied to innovation, commercial and mechanised systems of production. Success and failure drive
the system, not people or dictatorships.
2. Advances in medicine and chemistry means boundaries can be crossed, moral and ethical issues chosen,
and it takes time as a society to catch up with the activity and damage.
3. Our economy is driven by fractional reserve lending, which multiples value through loans. Houses are the
mechanism of wealth, though the system works, and now dominates the world, it creates boom and bust cycles
which may lead inevitably to final failure. It might be able to be balanced, this is the question our civilisation
will need to resolve, because everything is tied into this now, and I mean everything in global trade and our
systems of distribution.
4. Climate change is real, we are destroying the earth, literally, and have a choice. If the world continues to
heat up, no more cities on the coast, no more low lying countries. We have a choice. And it needs to be acted
on in the next 10-20 years, urgently. Things are moving much faster than scientists first thought, which is
a real challenge.
5. Wars. Most of the wars are now around Islam, and its struggle between fanaticism and peaceful expression.

We live in the age of institutions and education, concepts and the flow of goods, with fantastic technologies
that enable us to do things people would have only dreamt about.

50% of the worlds population now live in cities. By choice, ideas and how we express them matters, and our
buy in to the system makes it work. Through this media, the internet, we can now connect with everyone, which
is odd, because literally the whole world who have access could read this within minutes of me publishing it.
It means powerful ideas, will spread if they work very quickly.

And what matters most is truth, as best we can see it, and then the actions that it inspires to show.
Climate change is our future, and we need to do something about it, or there is no future.

As a believer, I can opt out, for my future is to continue with Jesus, but in love, I desire to bring blessing to
the world and love to my fellow man, being a good steward of what I have. God bless you
 

Lanolin

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Satan is a liar.
Dont trust anything he says no matter what hes trying to spin.
Whether to charm or seduce or argue and weasel his way into churches, just tell the dude to get lost.
He only ever comes to steal kill and destroy.

Sometimes satan tries to justify by saying 'thou shalt not kill' actually means murder and killing isnt murder. Um yea so millions of people can be killed, yet somehow he justifies it by saying well they werent murdered.

Yeah right.
 
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It is best to leave it to God to rebuke the devil.
Yep. In Eph 6:10-17, we are instructed to put on the whole armor of God in order to stand and withstand in the evil day.


And what I find interesting is that once we are fully clothed with the armor of God, we are instructed to pray:

Ephesians 6:18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints

I believe prayer is an underutilized resource in our arsenal.
 
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That is not our job. Resisting the devil means refusing to be deceived by him, and refusing to succumb to the temptations which he presents. Christ resisted the devil with the Word of God (the Sword of the Spirit) and rejected every temptation that was presented.
Exactly. And we resist by being humble to God, drawing near to Him and God will draw near to us.


James 4:7-8 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 …
 

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Let's vent our ultimate anger against Satan

Disclaimer! I do not want to be held responsible for any post that might violate the ToS of cc.com

And try your best to refrain from cuss words
Why would I need to refrain from cuss words? If it is not in my heart to cuss there is no problem.

Don't mess with the devil. He is far too evil for you to tempt him. Leave him to the higher powers who are charged with that responsibility.

Only those lifted up with pride would tempt the evil one. Flee him and leave him to the Lord. The evil one is defeated and we are to live in the victory Christ has secured for us.

For the cause of Christ
Roger
 

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Satan, at this point in time, is restrained by God. If this is true, and it is, then Satan is limited by God and is used in one since, as a tool. For clarity on satans power and role might I suggest reading the book of Job, several times.
 

Nehemiah6

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Dont trust anything he says no matter what hes trying to spin.
He works through men who appear to be ministers of righteousness but are in fact promoting his lies. These are false apostles, false prophets, and false teachers.

2 CORINTHIANS 11
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For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.
14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.
 

Lanolin

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He works through men who appear to be ministers of righteousness but are in fact promoting his lies. These are false apostles, false prophets, and false teachers.

2 CORINTHIANS 11
13
For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.
14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.
Am glad Paul wrote 'whose end is according to their works' cos we dont need to judge them as such, they will dig their own graves.
It is wise to leave them alone and not be deceived.

Satan thinks he can get away with it but just say nup, you not fooling me. See ya. Have a nice time in hell.
 
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GtrPkr

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Am glad Paul wrote 'whose end is according to their works' cos we dont need to judge them as such, they will dig their own graves.
It is wise to leave them alone and not be deceived.

Satan thinks he can get away with it but just say nup, you not fooling me. See ya. Have a nice time in hell.
How is that being a good steward and appropriate Witness for others who would be fooled by them? The reason Christians are witnesses is because we can see evil for what it is. If you don't call out evil, then what kind of witness are you?
 

Lanolin

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How is that being a good steward and appropriate Witness for others who would be fooled by them? The reason Christians are witnesses is because we can see evil for what it is. If you don't call out evil, then what kind of witness are you?
I didnt say not to call them out, just dont be deceived by them. Meaning dont be taken in.
The witness is not only that we say they are false, but we dont continue engaging with them.

Eg. Anyone whos been scammed knows not to keep going back to a scammer! And tells everyone dont go there! So we all wise up.
 
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GtrPkr

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"The Clinton News Network is brainwashing you!!!!!!!"

Are you willing to know truth, or just a critical spirit?
1. We are tied to innovation, commercial and mechanised systems of production. Success and failure drive
the system, not people or dictatorships.
2. Advances in medicine and chemistry means boundaries can be crossed, moral and ethical issues chosen,
and it takes time as a society to catch up with the activity and damage.
3. Our economy is driven by fractional reserve lending, which multiples value through loans. Houses are the
mechanism of wealth, though the system works, and now dominates the world, it creates boom and bust cycles
which may lead inevitably to final failure. It might be able to be balanced, this is the question our civilisation
will need to resolve, because everything is tied into this now, and I mean everything in global trade and our
systems of distribution.
4. Climate change is real, we are destroying the earth, literally, and have a choice. If the world continues to
heat up, no more cities on the coast, no more low lying countries. We have a choice. And it needs to be acted
on in the next 10-20 years, urgently. Things are moving much faster than scientists first thought, which is
a real challenge.
5. Wars. Most of the wars are now around Islam, and its struggle between fanaticism and peaceful expression.

We live in the age of institutions and education, concepts and the flow of goods, with fantastic technologies
that enable us to do things people would have only dreamt about.

50% of the worlds population now live in cities. By choice, ideas and how we express them matters, and our
buy in to the system makes it work. Through this media, the internet, we can now connect with everyone, which
is odd, because literally the whole world who have access could read this within minutes of me publishing it.
It means powerful ideas, will spread if they work very quickly.

And what matters most is truth, as best we can see it, and then the actions that it inspires to show.
Climate change is our future, and we need to do something about it, or there is no future.

As a believer, I can opt out, for my future is to continue with Jesus, but in love, I desire to bring blessing to
the world and love to my fellow man, being a good steward of what I have. God bless you
God bless you too my friend, and I pray God gives you the wisdom and courage to be patient and understanding with your children when they come home from school with a new desire to either be muslim or gay....
 
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GtrPkr

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I didnt say not to call them out, just dont be deceived by them. Meaning dont be taken in.
The witness is not only that we say they are false, but we dont continue engaging with them.

Eg. Anyone whos been scammed knows not to keep going back to a scammer! And tells everyone dont go there! So we all wise up.
I didnt say not to call them out, just dont be deceived by them. Meaning dont be taken in.
The witness is not only that we say they are false, but we dont continue engaging with them.

Eg. Anyone whos been scammed knows not to keep going back to a scammer! And tells everyone dont go there! So we all wise up.
I think we're arguing in circles.... Remember, even Jesus was accused of cohorting with drunks, prostitutes, thieves and murderers.... I try to be a loving witness for EVERYONE!!
 

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Just put the devil on ignore.
Let us apply some scripture to this. 1 John 3:8 "He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil."

The works of the devil are present all the way back to before Eden. In Eden, the fall of mankind was of these works. Christ came to destroy those works. What then is our job?

John 14:12 "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father."

It looks like our job is the same as Christ's. How does the devil come at us in this world system? John 15:19 "If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you."

Satan is running everything but he is on a short leash and his time is limited. Ultimately, our God reigns! The devil knows that and so should we. How should we view this evil world? John 16:33 "These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world."

It is a finished work and we need to be about our Father's business. :cool: