When the Devil Knocks – Part 3


Pastor Louis Johnson, March 25, 2018

 

Part 3 – The Destroyer

(1 Peter 5:8 NLT) Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.

(1 Chronicles 21:1) Satan rose up against Israel and incited David to take a census of Israel.

(1 Chronicles 21:6-7) But Joab did not include Levi and Benjamin in the numbering, because the king’s command was repulsive to him. 7 This command was also evil in the sight of God; so he punished Israel.

(2 Samuel 12:13)… “I have sinned against the Lord.” …

(1 Chronicles 21:8) “I have sinned greatly by doing this…”

THE DEADLY SIN OF PRIDE

You may never be more vulnerable than when you are full of pride.

(2 Chronicles 26:16) But after Uzziah became powerful, his pride led to his downfall

(Proverbs 16:18 ISV) Pride precedes destruction; an arrogant spirit appears before a fall.

(James 4:6-8, 10)… “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.” 7 Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8 Come near to God and he will come near to you … 10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.