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Discerning and Rejecting the Devil’s Anti-Vision for Your Life
April 14, 2013      |     By: Sam McVay, Jr.      |      Category: Sermons


Satan wants you happier, smarter, richer, more comfortable, more successful, and to be a better person.

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Genesis 3:4-6
But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. 5 For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” 6 So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate, and she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate.

Matthew 4:1-11
Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 And after fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. 3 And the tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.” 4 But he answered, “It is written, “‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” 5 Then the devil took him to the holy city and set him on the pinnacle of the temple 6 and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down, for it is written, “‘He will command his angels concerning you,’ and “‘On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.’” 7 Jesus said to him, “Again it is written, ‘You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.’” 8 Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. 9 And he said to him, “All these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me.” 10 Then Jesus said to him, “Be gone, Satan! For it is written, “‘You shall worship the Lord your God and him only shall you serve.’” 11 Then the devil left him, and behold, angels came and were ministering to him.

Satan wants you happier, smarter, richer, more comfortable, more successful, and to be a better person.

Mark 8:34-38
And calling the crowd to him with his disciples, he said to them, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. 35 For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel's will save it. 36 For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul? 37 For what can a man give in return for his soul? 38 For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of Man also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.”

Satan wants you happier, smarter, richer, more comfortable, more successful, and to be a better person so that you will commit to saving your own life! 

Philippians 1:21
For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

Colossians 3:4
When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. 

Satan wants you happier, smarter, richer, more comfortable, more successful, and to be a better person so that you will commit to saving your own life and reject Jesus as your life!

Ephesians 2:10
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

Satan wants you happier, smarter, richer, more comfortable, more successful, and to be a better person so that you will commit to saving your own life and reject Jesus as your life which will lead to you missing the destiny of mission that he pre-ordained for you to live!

The enemy is working overtime to refocus your worship and to sell you on an Anti-Vision of your life.

Adam & Eve were seduced into being "image bearers" by the source of another tree!
Abraham was seduced to fulfill his destiny as "the father of many" by the source of another woman! Saul was going to be the successful religious king by the source of another plan!
David was going to calculate Israel's strength through the source of a census!
Peter was going to save his savior through the source of a sword!
Saul/Paul was going to protect God's reputation through the source of persecuting Jesus’ followers!

And attempts are being made to deceive you through an Anti-Vision that has you at the center independent of Jesus and His glory. 


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