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Our Number One Enemy

2 Corinthians 11:14

And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light.

profileIn High School there were several High School teams we got up for above all the rest.  They were our rivals so to speak.  Severna Park and Arundel were those teams.  There was no South River and no Broadneck High Schools in those days and Southern rarely gave us a scare in football (basketball yes but not football).

In High School whole schools get up for that week’s opponent – enemy.  School colors are all over the stadium – pep rallies and other events often precede contests with the number one foe.  You don’t need to tell a High School student which schools are the arch rivals!

Unfortunately – many Christians aren’t aware that our number one enemy is Satan.  This might be because some preachers – even some denominations – don’t believe in or articulate enough about the presence of this chief demon.  Because we don’t acknowledge something doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.  Today’s passage gives us some insight into the chief demon – Satan.  Here it is in partial context.  2 Corinthians 11:12-15 – 12 And I will keep on doing what I am doing in order to cut the ground from under those who want an opportunity to be considered equal with us in the things they boast about. 13 For such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, masquerading as apostles of Christ. 14 And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. 15 It is not surprising, then, if his servants also masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve. Continue reading

September 18, 2013 Posted by | Daily Devotion, Discipleship, Encouragement, Faith Journey, From the Pastor, Theology | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

   

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