THE LORD’S PRAYER Fighting the Devil
9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.10 Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.11 Give us this day our daily bread.12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
Know that God does not tempt us with sin (James 1:13)
…Jesus experienced temptation (Luke 4:1-17)
…God allows temptation (Job 1:6-12)
…God provides victory over temptation (1 Cor 10:13)
Humbly acknowledge our own inclination to sin (Romans 7:17-20)
…Believers are give a new nature (Vs 17)
…Believers continue to struggle with the flesh (vs 18)
Never underestimate the power of Satan
…Satan is a real being (Rev12:9; John 8:44)
…Satan has destructive intentions (1Peter 5:8)
…Satan is clever in his attack (2Cor 11:14)
Wholly depend upon God to resist the Devil (James 4:7)
We must fight the Devil, but we cannot fight him without the power of God.
Pastor Steve Kramm, Troutman Baptist Church, Troutman, NC