Trials and Blessings

Satan himself did not presume to ask of God to be allowed himself to afflict Job. In the first chapter, the eleventh verse he says, "Put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face"; and in the second chapter and the fifth verse, "Put forth thine hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse thee to they face". Satan knew that none but God could touch Job; and when Satan was permitted to afflict him, Job was quite right in recognizin...

Liar Deceiver Destroyer

"...we are not ignorant of his devices." 2 Corinthians 2:11     It is important to know the devices of our enemy, the Devil. Otherwise he is likely to take advantage of us.     We should know that he is a liar, and has been from the beginning. In fact, he is the father of lies (John 8:44). He lied to Eve by misrepresenting God, and he has been doing it ever since.     He is a deceiver (Rev. 20:10). He mixes a little truth with error. He imitates ...

The Strategy of the Enemy (2 Sam. 15)

The Strategy of the Enemy: The Rebellion of Absalom


2 Sam. 14:25-15:6


The conspiracy of Absalom against his father David depicts the worldwide effort by Satan and his followers to usurp the authority of the Lord Jesus, the true and rightful king.


1.       The Attraction of Absalom - striking in his appearance.      (2 Sam. 14:25-26)

Absalom was noted in Scripture as being praised for his good looks. (14.25) It was this feature that he used to his advantage in gaining the hearts of the people to rebel against his father, David. Ezek. 28 speaks of Satan before his fall as beautiful and perfect, until iniquity was found in him. The grotesque caricature of the devil is far from accurate, he is more the cunning serpent whose outward beauty and attraction calls attention to his “message”.


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