When the Devil Knocks: He Brings Doubt

Posted on 01/24/18 by Brandon Lindell in Prayer Meeting

In this message, Pastor Brandon Lindell shares a truth-packed sermon titled, “When the Devil Knocks: He Brings Doubt.” Join us as we read about the Devil’s deception of Adam and Eve in Genesis 3:1-5 and learn three ways the Devil wants to bring doubt into your relationship with God. Our prayer is that this message would encourage you to be aware of the enemy’s schemes and to rely on God’s help when fighting against them.

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When the Devil Knocks: He Brings Doubt

Ephesians 6:12-14a ESV
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore…

2 Corinthians 2:11b NIV
For we are not unaware of his schemes.

1st The Devil Wants to Cause You to Doubt God’s Word

Genesis 3:1 ESV
Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the Lord God had made.

Genesis 3:1b-5 ESV
He said to the woman, “Did God actually say, ‘You shall not eat of any tree in the garden’?” And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden, but God said, ‘You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.'” But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

Genesis 3:1 ESV
He said to the woman, “Did God actually say, ‘You shall not eat of any tree in the garden’?”

Genesis 2:16-17 ESV
And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “You may surely eat of every tree of the garden, but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.”

Luke 4:9b-10 ESV
“If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down from here, for it is written, “‘He will command his angels concerning you, to guard you,’

2nd Cause You to Doubt God’s Character

Genesis 3:4 ESV
But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die.”

Genesis 3:4-5 ESV
But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

3rd Cause You to Doubt God’s Authority

Genesis 3:5 ESV
For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

Genesis 3:6 ESV
So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate, and she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate.

Ephesians 6:12-14a ESV
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore…