RCCG SOD Year One. Know Your Enemy. Part One

RCCG SOD Year One. Know Your Enemy. Part One

 

There are two basic passages that tells the story of your enemy in a nutshell.

 

The first one is Ezekiel 28:12-19: which says: 

“Son of man , take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord God; Thou sealeth up the sum, full of wisdom , and perfect in beauty. Thou has been in covering, the sarduis, topaz, the diamond, the beryl, the onyz, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, andgold. The workmanship of the tabrets and of thy pipe was prepared in the day that thou was created. Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so. Thou was upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. Thou wast perfect in the way from the day thou was created , till iniquity was found in thee. By the multitude of thy merchandise , they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned : Therefore , I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain ; and I will destroy thee , O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire. 

 

Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground. I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee. Thou has defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffic; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee , it shall devour thee , and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee. All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee. : thou shall be a terror and never shall thou be any more”. 

 

This is one passage that talks about your enemy. 

 

The second passage is Isaiah 14:12-14 and it says: 

“How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer son of the morning! How art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God, I will sit upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High”.

 

From these two passages, we want to bring some points to your notice. Your notice. Your enemy we are talking about is Satan.

 

  1. The first thing about the devil is that he is worldly wise and cunning. 

In Ephesians 6:11, the Bible says we are not unaware of the wiles of the devil. Satan is very cunning, Therefore, anything that is worldly wise is dangerous. Whenever you see somebody who has all these tricks, all these cunning ways of doing things, you know he is of the devil. 

 

Pay attention to what God says in 1 Cor. 1:19-28, It is a long passage but I want you to ready it. Take note of it. Satan is wise. You can say anything you like about Satan. You can call him a liar, you can call hijm a thief , you can call him a killer , a murderer . These are his names and attributes , but you must never say that Satan is a fool because he is not a fool. The Bible says he is full of wisdom. 

 

2. Satan was beautiful: The second thing you need to know about this enemy of yours is that he was beautiful. In fact, the Bible says he was perfectly beautiful. Note that not all that is beautiful is necessarily holy or good. The bible tell us in Prov. 31:30: 

“Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain; but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.”

 

This is an important point particularly to those disciples who are yet to be married. Pray before you choose your partner. Do not let beauty be the one that will lead you . Beauty is vain. If you look at snakes very well, many of them are very beautiful and yet very poisonous. A lot of other things are very beautiful and not necessarily of God. 

 

In fact, the Bible tell us that Satan can change himself into an angel of light, looking very beautiful. So, be careful of beauty. Of course, you know there are things that are beautiful that are holy and good but you need to be aware that not all that glitters is gold.

 

3. Satan loves jewellery: Satan loves jewels. , stones of fire, diamonds, emerald, sapphire, gold. And the devil is sorounded by them. The Bible says the he dwells in them. There are some people who will say my lucky stone is diamond, some will say my lucky stone is sapphire or emerald, better be careful. 

 

The devil may be dwelling in that stone you call your lucky stone. If there is any lucky stone that I have at all , it is JESUS CHRIST, the Rock of Ages himself. Lucky stones might not be so lucky after all because the devil dwells in stones of fire.

 

4. Satan was the Choir Master of God.  

God created him with a pipe organ built into his body. Why? Because he was the original choir master of heaven. It was because he fell that he was removed from his position and then today, he is still using all kinds of music of hell. 

 

Dont allow such in your home. Dont let Satan take your children away from you with devilish music.

 

The kind of music that you should bring into your home are those that praise the Almighty God.  Satan hates those who sing praises to God. The more you sing praises to God, the more Satan is irritated because each time you sing and praise God: 

 

a. You remind him of his glorious past- He used to be the one leading the praise and worship of God. 

b. You remind him of his lost opportunity. He can never again become the choir master of God. 

c. He is enraged that you are pleasing God because he knows that God loves music ,so When you are singing and you are praising God , God is happy , and ANYTHING THAT MAKES GOD HAPPY MAKES SATAN SAD. 

 

1 Peter 2:9, the Bible says: 

“But ye are a chosen generation. a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of Him who hath called you out of darkness into His marvelous light”.

 

WHY HAS GOD CHOSEN YOU? 

So that you can praise Him. , so that you can glorify HIM . He loves it. He enjoys music. 

d. Satan knows that when you are praising God . God will draw near to you. He will move close to you because the Bible already says in Psalms 22:3.

“But thou are holy. O thou that inhabiteth the praise of Israel”.

God inhabits the praise of His people. Can you imagine the frustration of Satan when Paul and Silas were singing in prison? He thought he already had them. “Tomorrow , we are going to get rid of these to troublesome people”but at midnight , Paul and Silas began to praise the Almighty God. They began to say: 

“Lord ,we worship you . Lord, you are good. Lord you are excellent Oh, forever Oh Lord. Thy word is settled in heaven”. 

 

As soon as they started, Satan knew that trouble would come. He said, “Oh, instead of these people murmuring , instead of them grumbling , look at them praising God. It looks as if “I am going, lose those ones”. Of course he lost them. As Paul and Silas keep praising God, , very soon, the Almighty God said, “I am going to visit these ones”. “And when He came, there was an earthquake , there was an earthquake and the yokes of everyone was broken. 

 

The important lesson you as a disciple must learn from now on, is that you must learn to praise God non-stop. This will be one good indication that you are now a disciple . Take sometime now to praise God. Sing to the Almighty God. 

 

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord. Every yoke will be broken today. The name of the Lord will be glorified and your enemy will be angry, Begin to sing unto the Lord. 

 

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