The Devil's Schemes
2 Cor. 2:11, 11:12-15, John 8:44, Eph. 6
I.Satan's temperament: His every action flows from a deceitful heart - John 8:44 "When he tells a lie, he speaks from his own nature, because he is a liar and the father of liars."
II. Satan's tactics: He has conceived a plan that he believes will give him a tactical advantage over us - Eph. 6:11, 2 Cor. 2:11 "I have done this so that we may not be taken advantage of by Satan. For we are not ignorant of his schemes."
III. Satan's targets: He constantly hurls destructive lies toward us - Ephesians 6:16 "In every situation take the shield of faith, and with it you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one."
IV. Satan's transformation: He often masquerades as a wolf in sheep's clothing - 2 Corinthians 11:12-15 "For such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. And no wonder! For Satan disguises himself as an angel of light."