RCCG Sunday School STUDENT Manual 23 June 2019 – Lesson 43– Know Your Enemy

RCCG Sunday School STUDENT Manual 23 June 2019

TOPIC: Know Your Enemy

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MEMORY VERSE: “And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.” – 2 Corinthians 11:14

BIBLE PASSAGE: 1 Peter 5:8-9 KJV

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8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

9 Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.

LESSON INTRODUCTION:
Every military commander tries to find out as much of the enemy as possible. This is why he always sends to collect information about the enemy (Numbers 13:17; Joshua 2:1). Similarly, knowledge of our adversary is very precious to us since we too are engaged in life long battle with the devil. That enemy (adversary) is Satan or the devil.

OUTLINES:

1 HIS NAMES AND TITLES

2 HIS ACTIVITIES

1 HIS NAMES AND TITLES

Satan, formerly known as Lucifer, was a principal angel in Heaven, until he rebelled against God and was cast out of heaven alongside his angels (demons) that rebelled with him (Isaiah 14:12-15; Rev. 12:4&9). Satan is a real personality. He has names, titles and highly organized system of demons. Among his numerous titles is, ‘the tempter’ (Matt. 4:3). God is not a tempter and can never be (James 1:13). Satan is the tempter and has always been. Satan is also called the prince of the devils (Matt. 9:34). He is the prince of this world (John 14:30), though a prince of sorrow and destruction, a prince of war, hatred, evil and abomination (John 10:10a). Satan is also called the god of this world (2 Cor. 4:4). That is why the Lord warns us not to love the world or the things that are in the world (1 John 2:15-17).

Satan is also described as a murderer, liar and father of lies (John 8:44). Therefore, you must never listen to him or believe whatsoever he says. Being a deceiver, it is not unusual for Satan to pretend to be a holy angel (2 Cor. 11:14). Actually, he is a killer who is always on the lookout for prey (1 Peter 5:8). The Bible also refers to Satan as the “great dragon”, “old serpent” (Rev. 12:9), “accuser of brethren” (Rev. 12:10) and the “wicked one” (Matt. 13:19; 1 John 5:18).

2 HIS ACTIVITIES

The great aim of Satan is to deceive the whole world and win them to his side (Rev. 12:9). Therefore, he tries desperately to blind the mind of sinners so that they will not be able to receive the light of the gospel of Jesus Christ (2 Cor. 4:3-4). He knows that, once the light of Word shines into their hearts, they will discover that he is a liar (John 1:9; Acts 13:47).

Therefore, he steals the Word of God from them so that they might not believe and be saved (Luke 8:12). Hence, if you forget the Scriptures readily, you better watch out. Satan is also busy accusing believers before God, day and night (Rev. 12:10). However thank God, we also have a lawyer in Heaven pleading our cases before the Father (1 John 2:1; 1 Tim. 2:5). As long as we remain loyal to Christ, the devil cannot prevail against us (Rom. 8:37-39; 1 John 4:4). Christ has given us the powers and authority to overcome Satan (Luke 10:19; Rev. 12:11). We must, therefore, submit ourselves to God, never give place to the devil but resist the him steadfastly by faith and proclaim our victory over Satan (Eph. 4:27; James 4:7; 1 Peter 5:9).

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CONCLUSION:
Every child of God must know about the tricks of the devil and resist him with the whole armor of God. (Eph. 6:11).

QUESTIONS

Mention and explain 4 names and title of the enemy.Describe the activities of the enemy.

For Further Reading: Ephesians 2:2; Acts 26:18; 2 Peter 1:19; Colossians 1:12-13; Matthew 13:39.

ASSIGNMENT:

Mention five (5) instruments which Satan uses to deceive and carry people into captivity.

Mention five (5) ways to escape/avoid such deception.

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RCCG Sunday School 23 June 2019 HYMN

O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
O how I love Thee well,
I am happy, it makes me glad
To rejoice at Thy birth.

O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day, Thy friendship suits me well,
Both young and old will sing Thy song,
We long for Sunday School.

O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
Christ was Thy first teacher,
The Holy Spirit, great teacher,
Does manifest in thee.

O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
This testimony is sure,
That God, the Father Almighty,
Poured His blessing on Thee.

O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
Though the sun be so bright,
Or if the clouds black with rain,
I’ll be in Sunday School.

O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
I rejoice to see Thee,
Will thou pass over me today?
Without my being blest?

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RCCG Sunday School STUDENT Manual 23 June 2019 – Lesson 43– Know Your Enemy

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