HOW TO CONTROL CIRCUMSTANCES IN YOUR LIFE
May 28, 2000
The Devil and his demons know what to target in our lives, as seen in Job, chapters one and two. Animals (vehicles) and workers; sheep (food supplies); camels (transportation); the children (today our children are drugged before they are killed); health - Job 1 & 2
Devil-vision (TV) will distract you. Satan wants us to get so pasified that we are petrified.
Satan wants you to major in the minor things of life to detour you and derail you from your purpose.
IF YOU DO NOT PLAN YOUR
LIFE - THE DEVIL WILL! 1 Peter 5:8
The Devil will only go after what is dear to you. Only things close to your heart, will effect your emotions! Matthew 6:19-21
THE DEVIL IS A TRADER -
HE IS A SUPER SALES AGENT! Revelation
He will do what the white man did to the American Indians, trading glass pearls and whiskey for real gold, silver and land. Satan wants you to trade in your eternal treasures for temporal gratifications:
ESAU : Satan convinced Esau to trade in his birth right for one dinner. Genesis 25:27-34
Once the deal was done, it was over for ever! Hebr.12:16-17 Not only did Esau curse himself, but his wives and children and his offspring for the next 4000 years.
Esau became the father of the Edomites, a cursed nation. Genesis 36:1-9
Satan tried to snare Joseph to trade his eternal destiny for some sexual pleasure, but Joseph said NO! Gen.39:1-23
Aaron traded his integrity and his place in the Promised Land, for a Golden Calf that would appease the people. Exodus 32:1-5; then he lied - verses 19-24
Samson traded his divine anointing for some sleazy sex
Judges 16:1-31; key verses 15-21
King Saul traded his kingdom for some cattle and some gold - 1 Sam.12:9-15
King David traded the Peace of God for sex with another man’s wife - 2 Sam.12:9-15
King Solomon traded his eternal life in heaven for sex and idolatry - 1 Kings 11:1-10
But Jesus, the Son of God met the Devil head on, and refused to trade with the Devil - Matthew 4:1-11
You and I have been given the option, to enter into the rest of God! Hebrews 4:9-16
Let us therefore decide once and for all, that we will never trade with the Devil! 2 Corinthians 10:3-6
Do you have an ear with which to hear?
You need three plans: short term goals, medium goals & long term goals.
Work out what you want to accomplish.
How old are you? What time is it? When are you going to start?