THE BLOOD OF JESUS CLEANSES YOU FROM ALL SIN AND GUILT (1 JOHN 1:7).
JESUS IS THE DELIVERER!!
The Nature of Satan or the Nature of God
Gen. 1:27 Created in the image of God.
Gen. 2:17 But the tree of the knowledge of good and evil,
thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest
thereof thou shalt surely die.
Gen. 3:4 Ye shall not surely die.
Ps. 10:1-7,11 The wicked in his pride doth persecute the
poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have
imagined. For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire, and
blesseth the covetous whom the Lord abhorreth. The wicked,
through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after
God: God is not in all his thoughts. His ways are always
grievous; thy judgments are far above our sight: as for all
his enemies, he puffeth at them. He hath said in his heart,
I shall not be moved: for I shall never be in adversity. His
mouth is full of cursing and deceit and fraud: under his
tongue is mischief and vanity. He hath said in his heart,
God hath forgotten: He hideth His face; He will never see
Ps. 12:1-4,8 Help, Lord; for the godly man ceaseth; for the
faithful fail from among the children of men. They speak
vanity every one to his neighbor: with flattering lips and
with a double heart do they speak. The Lord shall cutoff all
flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things:
who have said, with our tongue will we prevail; our lips are
our own: who is lord over us? The wicked walk on every side,
when the vilest men are exalted.
Jer. 9:8 Their tongue is an arrow shot out; it speaketh
deceit: one speaketh peaceably to his neighbor with his
mouth, but in heart he layeth his wait.
Matt. 4:16-17 The people which sat in great darkness saw
great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow
of death light is sprung up. From that time Jesus began to
preach, and to say Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at
Mark 7:21-23 For from within, out of the heart of men,
proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,
thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an
evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: all these evil
things come from within (the heart) and defile the man.
Luke 6:45 For of the abundance of the heart his mouth
Rom. 5:12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the
world, and death by sin; and as death passed upon all men,
for that all have sinned.
Rom. 8:7 The flesh nature is hostile to God and will not
subject itself to the law of God.
Rom. 8:13-14 and Gal. 5:16,24 This is why the Spirit of God
leads us to put to death the deeds of the rebellious flesh.
Gal. 5:14 All the law is fulfilled in one work, even in
this; Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.
Gal. 5:24 And they that are Christ's have crucified the
flesh with its passions and desires.
1 Cor. 4:4 Satan is the god of this world.
1 Cor. 15:49 And as we have borne the image of the earthly,
we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.
2 Cor. 10:12 They measuring themselves by themselves, and
comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.
1 John 2:15-17 Love not the world, neither the things that
are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the
Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust
of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of
life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the
world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth
the will of God abideth forever.
1 John 5:19 The whole world lieth in wickedness.
The powers of darkness tempt and attack us through the flesh
nature. When Jesus Christ and the Spirit of God control our
lives, we overcome the flesh nature in order to be conformed
to the Image of Christ. The Spirit of God leads us to
overcome the nature of Satan in order that we will have the
Nature of God and be able to walk in holiness. We will see
how the cursed nature of Satan came upon everyone in the
world, and also how we repent and overcome this nature.
THE FIRST ADAM BROUGHT THE CURSED NATURE
See the illustration - Root: The Flesh Nature of Satan .
Because of this sin of Adam, all mankind received a cursed
nature, the flesh nature, which is the nature of Satan.
Every descendant of Adam then came into this world and
walked in self-love, self-centeredness and selfishness. They
did not love God or their neighbors; they lived for
themselves, like Satan.
THE FLESH NATURE IS THE NATURE OF SATAN
The flesh nature and the nature of Satan are the same.
Therefore, they are in total agreement. When your heart
loved this flesh nature, your motives were the same as
Satan's: selfishness and self-love. Satan controlled your
life because your heart loved this selfish and cursed
THE POWERS OF DARKNESS CONTROL MEN THROUGH THOUGHTS
Since the way of Satan and the way of the flesh is the same,
the powers of darkness are continually directing the hearts
of the people in the world toward selfishness. Because both
the people of the world and the worldly people in the church
love this selfish nature, Satan uses them as puppets,
keeping their minds and hearts occupied with selfish
ambition and the things of this present world.
PRIDE IS REBELLION
See the illustration - Root: Pride. If someone comes to God
and does not repent and turn from pride, he is still walking
in rebellion. He is really saying in his heart, I will not
give up pride because I love pride more than I love God.
GREED IS SELFISH AMBITION
See the illustration - Root: Greed. Another fortress that is
built by Satan in the lives of men is the root of greed.
Like pride, greed gives strength to numerous other
stongholds, which attach to this root.
THE LAST ADAM BROUGHT HOLINESS AND RIGHTEOUSNESS
See the illustration - Root: The Lord Jesus Christ. The last
Adam, Jesus Christ, came to restore man to walk in justice
and righteousness after he has been reconciled to God. Each
man may repent by choosing Jesus Christ as Master and Lord
of his life. When he does this, the direction of his heart
and life is changed. He will no longer exploit or use
others. The Spirit of God will then perfect him in the God-
kind of love that is called holiness (God's nature).
The Great Falling Away Today by Milton Green, Be Fruitful
and Multiply Ministries, P.O. Box 3459, Palestine, TX 75802,
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