July 3, 2020 (Fri.)
Joseph Who Lied for the First Time
Genesis 42:18~25 On the third day, Joseph said to them, “Do this and you will live, for I fear God:” (18)
♬Hymn for scheduled worship: Korean/English Hymnal #349 Am I a Soldier of the Cross (Unified Hymn #387)
[Message Video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLRAJ7Gel64
Joseph possessed a sure faith and standard regarding the Gospel that had saved him. In addition, he knew that “only Gospel” could completely break down Satan and his strategies to destroy families; family lines; people; and the powerful nation of Egypt that tried to break down the world. After this, Joseph became the governor then lied to his brothers(Genesis 42:6, 9, and 16) What was different about his lies?
1. Lies That Save Others
Joseph lied for the sake of saving people, his family line, and the world. He completely overcame Satan, the forces of darkness, and had a clear reason to save people. Those in the Bible like Tamar(Genesis 38:12~17), Rahab(Numbers 2:1~21), and David also had sure reasons before God and enjoyed the blessing of saving others. God raised important works through their lives because they wanted to save people.
2. The Deception That Makes Satan Kneel
Satan uses a strategy of making people destroy one another, but the 7 Remnants of the Bible(Joseph, Moses, Samuel, David, Elijah, Isaiah, and Paul) made Satan kneel. Although Satan made Daniel and his three friends become captives of Babylon, they had complete victory in their spiritual battles. Likewise, Satan’s strategy was to make the members of the Early Church surrender before persecution and crises in life, but they responded with martyrdom and made Satan kneel.
Satan will try to deceive God’s children until the very end. When your heart and thoughts completely concentrate on God through your time of scheduled deep prayer(The 62 Points of the Evangelist’s Life), that is when Satan will completely kneel down. In addition, when you enter the prayer of “24 hours” to enjoy God who is with you in everything, His works that nobody can do(25 hours) will definitely arise.
[Covenantal Prayer] Dear God, may I concentrate on You and enjoy the evidences of Satan completely kneeling down and being bound every day. In Jesus Christ’s name I pray. Amen.
Immanuel Church Sunday Worship, 2nd Service / February 23, 2020
Q. What Is the Method of Gaining Victory without Fighting?
“For your obedience is known to all, so that I rejoice over you, but I want you to be wise as to what is good and innocent as to what is evil.” (Romans 16:19)
In order to make you fall, Satan works twenty-four hours non-stop. However, Christ has already defeated Satan.
Satan makes the Gospel that you possess seem worthless. He also makes you look at yourself, who have this Gospel, as insignificant. However, because you know Satan’s strategy, you no longer have a reason to be deceived.
There aren’t any reasons to avoid fighting Satan.
Your fight can never be lost because it’s a battle that has already been won.