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Jesus Prayer expresses God's greatest desire
John 17:15 I’m not asking you to take them out of the world, but to keep them safe from the evil one. 16 They do not belong to this world any more than I do.17 Make them holy by your truth; teach them your word, which is truth. 18 Just as you sent me into the world, I am sending them into the world. 19 And I give myself as a holy sacrifice for them so they can be made holy by your truth.
· Safe from the evil one
· Give myself as a holy sacrifice
· Holy =
· Truth =
John 17:20 “I am praying not only for these disciples but also for all who will ever believe in me through their message. 21 I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one—as you are in me, Father, and I am in you. And may they be in us so that the world will believe you sent me.
· Jesus prays for all who will ever be.
· Being “in” God is..
· Christ prayed to..
Revelation 12:9 This great dragon—the ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, the one deceiving the whole world—was thrown down to the earth with all his angels.
2 Prophesies Given to man but intended for the spirit behind the man
Isaiah 14:12 “How you are fallen from heaven, O shining star, son of the morning!You have been thrown down to the earth, you who destroyed the nations of the world.13 For you said to yourself, ‘I will ascend to heaven and set my throne above God’s stars.I will preside on the mountain of the gods far away in the north.14 I will climb to the highest heavensand be like the Most High.’
Satan’s 5 “I Wills”
- I Will
- I will
- I will
- I will
- I will
The Character of the devil
- Satan’s desire is
- Satan’s nature is
- Satan points to
- Jesus points to
- The more we are like Christ..
Ezekiel 28:12-15 “Son of man, sing this funeral song for the king of Tyre. Give him this message from the Sovereign Lord: “You were the model of perfection, full of wisdom and exquisite in beauty. 13 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 youand set in the finest gold.They were given to youon the day you were created.
Ezekiel 28:14 I ordained and anointed youas the mighty angelic guardian.You had access to the holy mountain of Godand walked among the stones of fire
· Angel Guardian =
· 3 Angels mentioned in Scripture
- Gabriel –
- Michael –
- Lucifer –
· Word, Prayer, Worship
· Stones of Fire =
Ezekiel 28:15 “You were blameless in all you didfrom the day you were createduntil the day evil was found in you.
· Evil =
Ezekiel 28:16-19 Your rich commerce led you to violence, and you sinned. So I banished you in disgrace from the mountain of God. I expelled you, O mighty guardian, from your place among the stones of fire. 17 Your heart was filled with pride because of all your beauty. Your wisdom was corrupted by your love of splendor. So I threw you to the ground and exposed you to the curious gaze of kings.
· Lucifer was a guardian
· Matthew 4:8 Next the devil took him to the peak of a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. 9 “I will give it all to you,” he said, “if you will kneel down and worship me.”
· Its not music Satan facilitated
· God gives us things to enjoy
Ezekiel 28:18 You defiled your sanctuaries with your many sins and your dishonest trade. So I brought fire out from within you, and it consumed you. I reduced you to ashes on the ground in the sight of all who were watching. 19 All who knew you are appalled at your fate. You have come to a terrible end, and you will exist no more.”
· Dishonest trade –
· Worship opens the door to..