Biblical Messages

When You Talk To God…Know Who’s Working Against You

Satan doesn’t get much press anymore, even in the church.  He likes it that way, actually.  But evil is real and it’s a power to be reckoned with in the world.  In the Lord’s Prayer, we ask, “And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.”  [In the contemporary version, we say, “Save us from the time of trial” instead of “And lead us not into temptation”, for reasons you can hear in the message.]  Whehn we say that, we are acknowledging the reality of evil in the world.  So when you talk to God, it’s good to know who’s working against you.

As I say in the message, this was a hard one to prepare for, because the devil doesn’t like it when we expose him.  He fought with me tooth-and-nail as I prepared to preach this message.  But God has the victory!

Based on James 1.12-18 and 1 Peter 5.6-11, this message can be listened to here.