Life 2.0 Part 5

1 John 2:12-17

LEAP – Listen – Engage – Apply – Produce

You have died with Christ, and he has set you free from the spiritual powers of this world. So why do you keep on following the rules of the world.. Col 2:20

Satan means adversary.

Devil means accuser or slanderer.

Other names; tempter, ruler of this world, god of this age, wicked one, prince of the air, father of lies who can disguise himself as an angel of light.

The devil is constantly working to destroy our faith.  He wants to disconnect us from God and the Word of God.  It’s the source of our power over evil.

The devil attacks our past with accusations.

For the accuser of our brothers and sisters has been thrown down to earth—
the one who accuses them
before our God day and night.  Rev 12:10b

I am writing to you who are God’s children because your sins have been forgiven through Jesus. 1 John 2:12

We are forgiven for our past, current and future sins.

The devil attacks our future with temptation.

The more you know Christ the more you have victory over the accusations and the temptations.

I am writing to you who are mature in the faith because you know Christ, who existed from the beginning.  I am writing to you who are young in the faith
because you have won your battle with the evil one. 1 John 2:13

I have written to you who are God’s children because you know the Father.
I have written to you who are mature in the faith because you know Christ, who existed from the beginning.
I have written to you who are young in the faith because you are strong.
God’s word lives in your hearts,
and you have won your battle with the evil one.  1 John 2:14

God’s word is Jesus and God’s truth.  The more the Word is in you the more you know God.  The more you know a lie from the enemy when you see one.

Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you.  1 John 2:15

The more you crave the pleasures of the physical world, the less you will know the love and the joy of the Father.

For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from the Father, but are from this world.  1 John 2:16

Love of the world is death and love of God is life now and forever.

And this world is fading away, along with everything that people crave. But anyone who does what pleases God will live forever.  1 John 2:17

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