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Overcoming Deception: 2 Cor. 11:3-4, 13-15

Posted 9/30/2018

Sunday Morning Message by Pastor Lee Evans

Overcoming Deception

 
2 Cor. 11:3-4, 13-15

3  But I fear that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your minds may be seduced from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ. 4  For if a person comes and preaches another Jesus, whom we did not preach, or you receive a different spirit, which you had not received, or a different gospel, which you had not accepted, you put up with it splendidly!

13  For such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. 14  And no wonder! For Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. 15  So it is no great surprise if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Their end will be according to their works.
 
1. The Deceiver Identified, v. 3
 
  • He is  the Father of Lies -  You are of your father the devil, & you want to carry out your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning  & does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he tells a lie, he speaks from his own nature, because he is a liar & the father of lies. John 8:44 
  • He is the Devil - (John 8:44; Eph. 6:11)  Therefore, submit to God. Resist the devil, & he will flee from you. James 4:7
  • He was at work in Eden (v. 3; Gen. 3), He was at work in Jesus day (Mark 5; Matt. 4; etc), He will be working in the end (Matt. 24:5; Mark 13:6; Luke 21:8; 2 Thes. 2:3-10; 1 John 2:26; 3:7)
   4  Jesus replied to them: "Watch out that no one deceives you. 5  For many will come in my name, saying, 'I am the Messiah,’ & they will deceive many. 6  You are going to hear of wars & rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, because these things must take place, but the end is not yet. Matthew 24:4-6

 

2. The Deceivers Purpose, 11:3
 
  • To keep people from Knowing  God, 4:4; 10:5
3  But if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. 4  In their case, the god of this age has blinded the minds of the unbelievers to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. 2 Cor. 4:4

  “…and every proud thing that is raised up against the knowledge of God, & we take every thought captive to obey Christ. 2 Cor, 10:5

 
  • To keep believers from faithful, devotion to Christ. “But I fear that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your minds may be seduced from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ.” 2 Cor. 11:3

    Also See: 1 Cor. 8:9; Rom. 14:13.

 

  • He wants you OUT of the Word, Ps. 119:10-11; Matt. 4;
  • OUT of your Armor, Eph. 6:10-18;
  • OUT of the Fellowship, Heb. 10:26.

 

 
3. The Deceivers End

“So it is no great surprise if his servants also disguise themselves  as servants of righteousness. Their end will be according to    their works.”   2 Cor. 11:15
  
10  The devil who deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur where the beast and the false prophet are, and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever. Revelation 20:10

  • Overcoming Deception
  • Don’t let anyone deceive you…
  • Don’t let the Devil deceive you…
  • Jesus can make you an overcomer. John 16:33; Rom. 8:37