When the Devil Knocks: Who's There?

Posted on 01/17/18 by John Lindell in Prayer Meeting

In this message, Pastor John Lindell shares an insightful sermon titled, “When the Devil Knocks: Who’s There?” Join us as we study scripture and deepen our understanding of who the Devil is and the power God has to overcome him. Our prayer is that this message would encourage you to cultivate a spiritual sensitivity through prayer and time in God’s presence.

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When the Devil Knocks: Who’s There?

Ephesians 6:12 NIV
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

Who is the Devil?

Ezekiel 28:12-13 NLT
“You were the model of perfection, full of wisdom and exquisite in beauty. You were in Eden, the garden of God. Your clothing was adorned with every precious stone—red carnelian, pale-green peridot, white moonstone, blue-green beryl, onyx, green jasper, blue lapis lazuli, turquoise, and emerald—all beautifully crafted for you and set in the finest gold. They were given to you on the day you were created.

Ezekiel 28:14-15a MSG
You were the anointed cherub. I placed you on the mountain of God. You strolled in magnificence among the stones of fire. From the day of your creation you were sheer perfection…

Ezekiel 28:15-17a MSG
From the day of your creation you were sheer perfection . . . and then imperfection—evil!—was detected in you. In much buying and selling you turned violent, you sinned! I threw you, disgraced, off the mountain of God. I threw you out—you, the anointed angel-cherub. No more strolling among the gems of fire for you! Your beauty went to your head. You corrupted wisdom by using it to get worldly fame. I threw you to the ground…

Isaiah 14:13-14 NLT
For you said to yourself, ‘I will ascend to heaven and set my throne above God’s stars… I will climb to the highest heavens and be like the Most High.’

What is the Devil like?

1. The Devil was created
2. The Devil’s power is not unlimited
3. The Devil does not know everything
4. The Devil can only be in one place at a time

He is called Satan
He is called the Devil
He is called the serpent, dragon, and a roaring lion
He is called the evil one
He is called the accuser
He is called the Father of Lies