I believe that every human being is capable of good things and terrible things, it just depends on what you nurture

Interview in this weeks video

Why should we believe that the devil exists?

Beware

A thief (Jesus is talking about the devil) has only one thing in mind—he wants to steal, slaughter, and destroy. But I have come to give you everything in abundance, more than you expect —life in its fullness until you overflow!

John 10:10

What are the devil’s tactics?

The ultimate aim is simple: to destroy. It’s the exact opposite of the mission of God. The devil destroys life. Jesus gives you the fullness of life.

An affair doesn’t happen instantly. It starts with a look, then with a lingering glance, followed by a thought, followed by a conversation...one thing leads to another until Wham! You're having an affair. You didn't mean to. It didn’t' start out that way. It's a journey that starts in a seemingly insignificant way but gather's it's own momentum, like a snowball rolling down a hill.

It’s the same with drugs. You have to work at becoming addicted.

It doesn’t destroy you instantly. It takes time, and during that process - everything looks feels and sounds great and attractive.

In the movie, the Devil's Advocate, Al Pacino who is playing John Milton (aka the devil) makes this incredible statement...

Devils advocate2

You sharpen the human appetite to the point where it can split atoms with its desire; you build egos the size of cathedrals; fiber-optically connect the world to every eager impulse; grease even the dullest dreams with these dollar-green, gold-plated fantasies, until every human becomes an aspiring emperor, becomes his own God... and where can you go from there?

So now the case is closed. There remains no accusing voice of condemnation against those who are joined in life-union with Jesus, the Anointed One.

Romans 8:1

So then, surrender to God. Stand up to the devil and resist him and he will turn and run away from you.

James 4:7

He has rescued us completely from the tyrannical rule of darkness and has translated us into the kingdom realm of his beloved Son.

Colossians 1:13

What’s our position?

We all experience times of testing, which is normal for every human being. But God will be faithful to you. He will screen and filter the severity, nature, and timing of every test or trial you face so that you can bear it. And each test is an opportunity to trust him more, for along with every trial God has provided for you a way of escape that will bring you out of it victoriously.

1 Corinthians 10:13

How do we defend ourselves?

The Whole Armour of God. Ephesians 6:14

Put on truth as a belt to strengthen you to stand in triumph. Put on holiness as the protective armor that covers your heart. Stand on your feet alert, then you’ll always be ready to share the blessings of peace. In every battle, take faith as your wrap-around shield, for it is able to extinguish the blazing arrows coming at you from the Evil One! Embrace the power of salvation’s full deliverance, like a helmet to protect your thoughts from lies. And take the mighty razor-sharp Spirit-sword of the spoken Word of God. Pray passionately in the Spirit, as you constantly intercede with every form of prayer at all times. Pray the blessings of God upon all his believers

Never let evil defeat you, but defeat evil with good.

Romans 12:21

How do we attack?

Gram Seed

Little children, you can be certain that you belong to God and have conquered them, for the One who is living in you is far greater than the one who is in the world.

1 John 4:4