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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

1st YASC Bible Class



PTL Everybody,


I just wanted to update you on our bible class on last evening. God really used us in a mighty way to educate, and empower those in attendance regarding the tactics and strageties of our adversary the devil. I said in our earlier post, that I believe the devil has decieved many because they are ignorant of the devil's devices, they are not knowledgable of the power of their enemy. But we spent a great deal of time focusing on uncovering and revealing the hidden agenda of our adversary the devil, because if we are going to properly fight in this spiritual battle you got to know who your REAL enemy is. Paul said it correctly in Eph 6:12, "We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalites, powers and spiritual wickedness in high places." So, essentially your REAL enemy is not that person that you see everyday that pushes your button, it's not your boss or co-worker, its not an ex-girlfriend or boyfriend, but your enemy is the "Devil." And, Jesus told his disciples in St. John 10:10, "the thief cometh not but for to steal, kill and destroy, but I come that you might have life and have it more abundantly." The first part of that scripture, Jesus was describing the nature of our adversary the devil. And, in that description there nothing ambigous or unclear about the devil's objective. He's coming to steal, kill and destroy. He has a clear cut objective and mission that his is carrying out every single day. And, he is doing without regard for our feelings, our affliations, our beliefs, etc. And, there is nothing about this description that would lead me to believe that the devil is hesistant or apprehensive about carrying out his objective. But, quite to the contrary what I gather from Jesus description is that the devil is relentless; he won't stop, he won't quit until he accomplishes what he has set out to do. If he tried it this way and that didn't work, then he's going to come at another way and that doesn't work, he'll try another way. But, he doesn't quit. Interestingly enough, if there was a good quality that the devil had aside from his obvious intentions, it would be his relentless and determination. The devil is more determined and relentless about his objective and his mission than we are as Christians and we are holders and carriers of the truth of God's Word. The Satanists and Luciferians and other occultists are dilligent in their objectives, and they have infiltrated every facet of our society with messages of evil and wickedness. But, when are as children of God going to match their determination with our relentlessness as well. When will we adopt that, " I will stop at nothing" kind of attitude until the gospel message has been preached around the globe? When will we as Christians stand up and join with the Apostle Paul in his declaration in Romans 1:16; that I AM NOT ASHAMED of the GOSPEL of Jesus Christ for it is the power unto salvation..."

And now that we know that about our adversary the devil, we should be that more adamant about our hatred and disdain for everything that he does and he stands for. It's o.k to hate the devil!!! Yes, it is O.K TO HATE THE DEVIL. David wrote in Psalms 139 "For they speak against thee wickedly, and thine enemies take thy name in vain. Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee? I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them mine enemies." So whatever and whoever God hates, we are suppose to hate as His children. And, if the devil hates me, I certainly hate him. And I'm PROUD to say it. So, knowing our enemy should help us to relinquish those things that are not like God that we are holding on to. And, to recognize and distinguish more clearly the things that are from God and those that are of the devil.


We plan to continue this lesson next week, we have just scratched the surface. But, there is much more that we plan to cover in our subsequent lessons. We also plan to have the taped version of the bible study available very shortly on PSTRNIMMONSTV. Stay tuned for that as well.

Until next time we hope and pray that are blessed by the minstry here at http://www.michaelnimmons.com/.


God Bless



Pastor Nimmons

2 comments:

  1. Excellent Post Pastor Nimmons! Right on!

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  2. Thanks for the your comment Jemell. I'm sorry it took me so long to respond. I just saw your comment today. LOL!

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