6. a. Luke 4, Jesus uses scripture to combat temptation by satan in the desert. Luke 22:32, Simon sifted like wheat, “I have prayed for you” Luke 22:44 “being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling”
b. Prayer saved me during a time of very dark fear in the hospital. I had come out of heart surgery and my first night awake, the patients who had the same surgery on both sides of my room coded and died. I remember reciting every prayer I could think of, including the Hail Mary which for a born and raised Lutheran was quite the feat. As I have grown in God’s Word it has enabled me to teach and train others, particularly the young both in BSF, home and through other teaching and coaching.
7. a. Masquerading as an angel of light, as apostles of Christ. false and deceitful workmen. Masquerade as servants of righteousness.
b. cunning. lies, masquerades. the devil prowls like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour
8. a. Luke 4:1–2, 13: Jesus was tempted by devil in the desert
b. Luke 13:16: Jesus recognized Satan bound woman for 18 years
c. Luke 22:3: Satan entered Judas
d. Luke 22:31–32: Satan asked to sift Simon
e. John 8:44: Satan is a murderer and the father of lies – his native tongue
f. John 12:31; 14:30: judgment: prince of this world driven out
g. Revelation 12:9–11: the great dragon, accuser
h. Revelation 20:2: seized the dragon, satan, bound him for 1000 years
9. worldly jealousy is to covet what others possess. Godly jealously is to rightly desire what belongs to God and protect and preserve it as such.
If you were Satan think about how you would do it. First, you would do everything you could to make the thought of satan either be childish or weird. Some made up tale. It is much better to work covertly, than to have people understand that you are a real threat. You would then get inside the church. Work your way into church leadership where possible. Be a false teacher that quotes from the bible, but, again, make the tough parts sound so silly and outdated.
You would work your way up from the bottom of the commandment list. You wouldn’t start with golden calves (although there are plenty to go around). But coveting, that is way down on the list, start there.
Don’t be fooled. Satan is absolutely real as are his servants. Christ recognized Satan as a real entity one who he interacted with and one who interacts directly with God. That does make him on par with God, but it does make him real and an inhabitant of the spiritual realm.