Interview With The Devil – Part 2
Pastor Louis Johnson, March 19, 2017
FOUR FACTS ABOUT THE DEVIL
1. The devil is not equal in power with God.
2. The devil is powerful, but he’s not omnipotent.
3. The devil is smart, but he’s not omniscient.
4. The devil is mobile, but he’s not omnipresent.
Mind, emotions, and will = your soul
Whenever we are tempted by the enemy, it’s always about purpose.
The tissue of the issue is the throne.
1st Adam= (Adam) tempted in paradise
Adam gave into sin.
2nd Adam= (Jesus) tempted in wilderness
Jesus emerged sinless.
The devil tempts us to do wrong.
God tests us to make you strong.
Jesus fought the temptations:
As a man
Without using his supernatural powers
THE TEMPLATE OF TEMPTATION
Instant food (lust of the flesh)
(Matthew 4:1-4) Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. 3 The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.” 4 Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.
Instant fame (lust of the eyes)
(Matthew 4:6-7) If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down. For it is written: “He will command his angels concerning you, and they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. 7 Jesus answered him, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.
Instant Fortune (pride of life)
(Matthew 4:8-11) Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. 9 “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.”10 Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’11 Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him.