Heaven is counting on you! Is an evangelism tool for everyone who is or wants live as an evangelist and preach the gospel of God to all nations. As an evangelist too I have learnt that in order for one to face his enemy successfully in the battlefield (world), one has to study his enemy very closely and know every bit about the enemy.
When Jesus went back to heaven, he instructed his disciples' to preach his gospel to all nations and be fishers of men.
Lucifer, Devil, Satan, or whatever you may call him. He opposes God’s children and he was once amongst the trusted near God. The bible tells us that he was created by God as a cherub, the most powerful of God’s angelic beings. But some time after his creation and before the creation of mankind, pride and desire to be like God himself arose in his heart and he rebelled against God and took some of God’s angels (now referred to as demons) with him to rebellion.
Lucifer was created as a perfect being but pride caused him to fall, since he wanted to receive the worship due to God alone. Satan convinced one third of God’s angels to rebel against God, but because our God almighty is powerful, Satan and his angels (demons) were defeated and cast from Heaven down to earth.
However, his aim is to oppose God, his children and his works. The earth system belongs to him; but nothing rightfully belongs to him as he is a thief. He took on a form of snake in the Garden of Eden to tempt Eve. He managed to convince her that instructions against eating from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil were done as a way to keeping something good from her. She believed that she will
‘become like God’, then she also convinced Adam.
His continued rebellion
Although he knows that he stand no chance against our God, he still continues in his rebellion today. Since he hates God and his plans, he wants people to worship him and follow his evil ways.
His nature and tactics
“...the whole world is under the sway of the evil one.” (1 John 5:19)
“Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness...” (2 Corinthians 11:14-15)
“Beloved, do not believe every spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world...” (1 John 4:1)
Satan’s armies of demons examine you to discover your weaknesses, so they can custom design your temptations...those that fit your wants. There are three kinds of temptations, body, soul and spirit. If we are going to do spirit warfare we need to know Satan’s tactics in order to overcome them. Satan is out to deceive. How does he set about his deception? He uses respectable means and people to deceive us. He tries to lire us away from the truth and towards the counterfeit.
How does he accuse? Sometimes he tells us that we are not saved, or if he can’t succeed with that, he tries to convince us that God has finished with us. Another method is to tell us that we are not fit to worship God as we are.