Fiery Darts Are Thoughts

Colossians 1:12-13 KJV. “Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:
[13] Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:”

God has delivered us, believers,  from the power of darkness. Friends,  it has been done. We are delivered.

The last two posts, Your Thinking Decides Your Reality Part 1 and Part 2 clearly show how Satan tries to trick us. But God says we believers are delivered from the power of darkness.  All we need to do is believe God. Believe God’s word. If we have been delivered from the power of darkness,  why does Satan still attack us?

Think of it like an ambassador. We are ambassadors for Christ. The country you live in claims power over you as their subject. It is the same as this world. Satan is the prince of this world and has power. When you believe God and his word and you get saved, this world is no longer your home. You traded your allegiance from your country to Jesus Christ. That’s why when Paul stood before King Agrippa Paul explained this transfer of power in Acts 26:15-28.

Paul says he wants believers wise.

Romans 16:17-20 KJV. “Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.
[18] For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.
[19] For your obedience is come abroad unto all men . I am glad therefore on your behalf: but yet I would have you wise unto that which is good, and simple concerning evil.
[20] And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.”

There will be people who will deceive you with “good words and fair speeches”.  And according to Paul:

1. Satan can tempt you 1 Corinthians 7:5. Temptation starts in the mind, thoughts. If you entertain the thoughts –
2. Satan can get an advantage 2 Corinthians 2:11 and Satan will make it look “good and use fair speeches / words” because –

3. Satan transforms himself into an angel of light 2 Corinthians 11:114

4. Satan will send his messengers / angels to buffet / hinder you. 2 Corinthians 12:7

5. Satan hindered Paul 1 Thessalonians 2:18

6. And Satan will display power 2 Thessalonians 2:9

7. Some will turn aside after Satan 1 Timothy 5:15

Revelation 2:9; 2:13, 24 and Revelation 3:9; 12:9;  20:2,7 tell us Satan has his own synagogue,  he has a place he dwells. When I saw Pergamos is called the place where Satan dwells, I wanted to know where that is. According to my Bible Dictionary, Pergamos is now called Bergamo which is a city in Italy.

There are 2 scriptures where Paul says someone can be turned over to Satan for the destruction of their flesh. In 1 Corinthians 5 we see there was a “believer” engaged in incest. Paul said he should be turned over to Satan for the destruction of his flesh. Not that he looses his salvation but, that he would be removed from earth because he was a bad example.

1 Corinthians 5:1-5 KJV “It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his father’s wife.
[2] And ye are puffed up, and have not rather mourned, that he that hath done this deed might be taken away from among you.
[3] For I verily, as absent in body, but present in spirit, have judged already, as though I were present, concerning him that hath so done this deed,
[4] In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ,
[5] To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.

The other scripture is 1 Timothy 1:18-20 KJV  “This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare;
[19] Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck:
[20] Of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I have delivered unto Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme.

We are in a battle and the battlefield is our mind, our thoughts. The fiery darts are thoughts shot into our mind. Shot into our thoughts. We have been delivered from Satan’s power, we need to learn how to fight the fiery darts Satan plants in our thoughts and mind. We fight those fiery thoughts with God’s word, the sword of the Spirit as Ephesians 6:10-18 tells us. Until next time.

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