Seasons of satanic Attack continued – Pastor Leon Forte

Thursday, December 22, 2005
Continuing Pastor Leon’s lesson on “Seasons of satanic Attack.”2nd Season of satanic attack

THE RELEASE OF A NEW REVELATION FOR YOUR LIFE

2 Corinthians 12:6-7 For though I might desire to boast, I will not be a fool; for I will speak the truth. But I refrain, lest anyone should think of me above what he sees me to be or hears from me. And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure.

When God reveals a new revelation to us it may break a curse, unlock a new dimension of anointing, and this threatens satan’s power over our lives and other’s lives.

Remember the parable of the sower who sows seed. The seed is the Word. Matthew 13, Jesus explained that in Verse 19–“When anyone hears the word of the kingdom, and does not understand it, then the wicked one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart. This is he who received seed by the wayside.”

The Word can also be sown on someone who has no roots in themselves (the rocky soil), or thorns (who is beset with the cares and distractions of the world), or on good soil where the seed will multiply and produce fruit which will help to advance the kingdom of God.

Satan has a vested interest in preventing us from making good use of the Word of God. It is no accident that Paul was buffeted by satan, for Paul knew much of the Word of God, and was very fruitful for God’s kingdom.

The more Word we have in our lives, the more the attacks from satan will come to try and pull us away from the Word. Yet it is important to fill up on the Word, it is the Word that makes life uncomfortable for satan, the enemy.

The more we learn of God, the more Word we know and study, the more we grow in God’s kingdom, the greater the threat we are to satan. Satan will not need to bother with someone who is unsaved because he already has them, it is only when we get saved and grow in our faith that we become a threat to him. So the more advanced we are in faith, the more we have to keep our spiritual defenses up because we will attract satan’s attention.

The enemy will lie and tell you that you don’t know anything, when you get doubts in your mind about your faith, then you know that you must know something.

We have to keep our sword sharpened. Pastor Leon gave us a movie example that still has me chuckling.

Remember in the movie Crocodile Dundee, when he came to New York and was walking down the street with his girlfriend. Robbers (satan) came to steal from them, the robbers threatened them with a knife. His girlfriend tells him to give the money over because they have a knife. Crocodile Dundee laughs and says that toothpick? Here’s a knife. He pulls out a gigantic knife. The thieves run away.

When dealing with satan, we have to sharpen our swords (the Word of God), and fill up so much that our knife is much larger than the tiny pricks of satan.

A third season of satanic attack is:

THE BIRTH OF A CHILD DESTINED TO BECOME A SPIRITUAL LEADER

satan will always try to kill a child of promise in their infancy. Child abuse, danger, accidents, threats on their lives will happen to try to prevent the child from growing up and being effective in God’s kingdom. Some children, after hurtful childhoods, harbor a bitter root of judgment or unforgiveness. This will hamper their spiritual development.

What is important to remember is: THE DEVIL IS NOT GOD’S SPIRITUAL EQUAL. God created satan as an angel. God knows all, but satan can only guess from what he learned during his sojourn in heaven before the fall.

For example, he knew that the Messiah would come to deliver the earth, he knew the time, but did not know which human child was the Messiah, so when the time came for the Messiah to be born, and Jesus came into the world, satan influenced Herod to try and kill the Messiah by killing all male children under a certain age.

But God’s plans are far greater than satan’s, only God could keep a child of promise safe in the enemy’s camp. An example is Moses, who was floated in a basket, picked up by Pharaoh’s daughter, and then the daughter hired Moses’ mother to nurse him. So Moses’ mom got paid with Pharaoh’s money to do what she wanted to do in the first place.

Satan doesn’t know anything unless we tell him. That is why it is important to watch what we say, to whom we say things.

God took care of John the Baptist and Jesus.

Our pastors, parents, and teachers are role models. They are supposed to show us what the Father’s love is like, to guide us in our paths.

When our parents are not good parents, they distort our image of God, so that future leaders (our children) do not know how to be good role models.

In the Old Testament, as time went on, the sacrifices in the Temple were distorted. People began to bring in diseased animals, the priesthood cheated the people who came to sacrifice. The pure image of what God wanted to show about the Savior, as told to Moses and the Law got distorted. In fact the image was so distorted, that most people did not recognize Jesus in their midst. They did not know that the Messiah was there because the picture God painted in the Old Testament of the sacrifice was distorted.

As we become parents it is important to remember that it is not about us, but about the baby. As we break curses over or lives, we also help to free our future children (physical or spiritual children), so that they do not have to repeat the same curses from generation to generation.

When children come to church they watch the worship, they see the dancers, and they say, I want to dance like so and so, or I want to play the drums, or sing, or teach….. The children will model what the see, so make sure they are seeing the right things to model.

When Jacob wanted to grow speckled sheep, he modeled what he wanted the sheep to look like by cutting off bark from the reeds where the sheep drank. We must model for our children what we want them to become.

Tomorrow I will share a few more seasons of satanic attack.

I am hoping you have an awesome evening!

Heather

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About Heather Marsten

Welcome to Heather's Blog. I'm looking forward to meeting you and checking out your sites. I just moved about nine years of material over from another blog site, Xanga, who may close down mid-July. At first I was disappointed to make the move because I had a lifetime membership at Xanga and had to spend weeks transferring posts. But now I'm thrilled. Already I've met new bloggers and read many new websites. Blogging is a wonderful way to expand my horizons and garner new ideas. I'm a happily married mom of three young adults. My husband and I are proud to watch our children grow and venture out into the world. My daughter is still in college but my two sons have graduated. One has a job and the other just graduated and is in the process of finding a job in his field, physics. Anyone know of any jobs out there? I'm proud of our children and love watching them grow and mature. They've become fine, compassionate, and loving people. Empty nest? Nah, I'm too busy to let an empty nest bother me. Not enough hours in the day. My husband and I enjoy quiet time together and I have many interests to pursue - one of which is blogging :D I am a born-again believer and love God. As you read this blog, you will discover that Bible studies thrill me. There is so much wisdom contained between the covers of the Bible and I am fortunate to sit under the teachings of a remarkable pastor, Pastor Don Moore. Members of our church (Living Word Chapel in West Hurley, New York) are encouraged to teach and there are visiting pastors who stop by our church, I also study the Bible on my own and love sharing what I learn. One other passion is writing. My current work in process is a memoir. A scene from my memoir was published in a book called: Heavenly Company: Entertaining Angels Unaware - an anthology of angelic encounters compiled by Cecil Murphy. I'm hoping my memoir will encourage other survivors of abuse. I grew up in a home filled with abuse, including incest. For most of my life I was searching for something that would fill the void of not being loved by my parents. I tried many ways to find that love -- therapy, relationships, occult studies, and keeping my life so filled I had no way to think about my past. It was only when I discovered God that I was able to put the pieces of my life back together and walk forward in a joyous life. My nickname - wondering has changed from wondering where the heck God was in my life, to wondering what incredible adventure is going to happen next. I hope you enjoy my site. Please say hi, share some thoughts, and ask questions. I look forward to meeting you and checking out your sites. Have a blessed day. Heather
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