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Let Nothing You Dismay [Part 2]

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December 24, 2021 5:00 am

Let Nothing You Dismay [Part 2]

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Pastor author and Bible teacher Alan Wright will calm your mind and that is there is no accusing voice. I think it ever stand against the righteousness of Jesus Christ excited for you to hear the Christmas teaching today is presented at renewal the church in North Carolina. If you're not able to stay with us throughout the entire program I want to make sure you know how to get our special resource right now to be yours for your donation this month to Alan Wright so as you listen to today's message go deeper and will be happy to send you today's special offer can contact us to find out more about it at our website, pastor, and.org. That's pastor Alan.org or call 877-544-4860 that's 877-544-4860. More on this later in the program but now let's get started with today's Christmas teaching here is Alan Wright Daniel chapter 8, sweeping down some of the stars of heaven. Some of the people of God were persecuted and even martyr knowledge and that the dragon's tail has done some damage in the Dragon just stands before this child hoping to devour the child. What's this all about. This is where we really get into the meat and majesty of this text. Because this is an image of Satan the devil.

The ancient serpent, who is so furious and so was so scared and so preoccupied with his concern of his own well-being that he wants to devour the Messiah before the Messiah can reign this all comes from Genesis chapter 3 verse 14 after said had entered the world and God was speaking the curses that they had brought upon themselves and the Lord said to the serpent at 14 of Genesis 3 because you've done this, cursed are you above all livestock and above all the beasts of the field on your belly you shall go, and dust you shall eat all the days of your life. In verse 15 is the key, and I will put enmity between you and the woman between your offspring and her offspring and literally the language therebetween, your seed and her seed between your seed and her seed, and this is the assurance that God makes he shall bruise your head, literally it means that the seed of the woman will crush your head, that's what God says to the serpent, the headship of evil will be crushed by the seed of this woman by the offspring of this woman and you shall strike or bruise his heel. So God says plainly. Here's what's going to happen. Satan is going to strike at the heel and inflict the wound but there's going to be child was born of a woman who is going to crush the headship of evil, and from that moment from that very moment.

I believe what happened is that Satan was who is limited in his knowledge was trying to figure out who that Messiah is so over and over, over and over, seeking out the seed of the woman.

Galatians 316 we know from Paul that the seed of the woman is Jesus himself. Because in Galatians 316. Paul says the promises were made to Abraham and to his offspring. It does not say and offsprings. Larry says made to his seat. It does not say his seeds referring to many but referring to one and to your seed, who is Christ. So this enormous conflict has developed between the devil and the seed of the woman who is clearly Jesus and no sooner had the first son's been born than you could see the devil crouching nearby wanting to devour the child. What happened is that Cain and Abel as they began to grow. They brought offerings to the Lord and the Lord was pleased with Abel's offering and blasted, but not Cain's. You could understand a bit of sibling rivalry. Or maybe that Cain would be a little bit disappointed, but isn't it shocking that instead what Cain did was insanely jealous and he rose up and killed his brother. God said, is not able to blood cries out from the dust to dust. The serpent's grounds calling out company hate his brother that much because the devils there waiting to devour the one that he thinks is the blessed one. I think what happened is the devil was there and he saw that Abel brought an offering that was pleasing to the Lord and so immediately the devil. This must be the seed of the woman that this must be the anointed one, and he filled Cain with hatred and we know that's what happened from first John chapter 3 verse 12 we should not be like Cain who was of the evil one and murdered his brother.

He was of the devil. He was filled with the devil's motives because the Dragon was trying to devour the anointed one didn't work because there would be another day God spoke a promise to Abraham that his seed would be blessed and would bless the world and the Dragon new that there was a son to come from Abraham's seed.

He knew it and he walked in he waited and Isaac had two boys named Esau and Jacob and when Jacob was a blast.

I think again the Dragon was crouching nearby thought maybe this is the seed of the woman who is destined to crush the serpent's head and so immediately. Esau becomes insanely jealous of his brother and the Bible says Esau comforted himself with thoughts of murdering Jake where is the spirit of murder coming from coming from the devil is the root of all bitterness is the devil using whoever he will to try to destroy the Messiah, but Jacob wasn't the Messiah.

There would be another one who would come in the Hebrew people prospered in Egypt because of Joseph. Joseph was the son of Jacob and Joseph had 10 older brothers and Joseph had a dream in which he saw the sign and stars, bowing down before him and his brothers hated him and they conspired to kill him because the devil thought maybe Joseph is the seed of the woman, can it be such hatred, God sent to deliver. Once the Hebrew people were enslaving Moses and the people set free and they became a nation and there arose a man who was a man after God's own heart, and the devil saw that while King Saul was adored initially that David was exalted amongst the people and they chanted him David. He is killed tens of thousands and whole nation love David and the devil saw the day that Samuel poured the anointing oil on David and watch the day that David killed Goliath and I've convinced the devil thought this is the seed of the woman and so he entered into Saul, who became demonically insanely jealous and tried to kill David over and over why Dragon trying to crush and killed the seed of the woman before the Messiah could rain but it did not work and so it went throughout all of history with the devil watching and waiting, ready to devour the sun. We come to the story of Christmas and perhaps it was because the devil saw thunderous entourage of magi from the east who came and worshiped Jesus who saw that they had come to Jerusalem and said where is he that is born King of the Jews, and so the devil in all of his minions are on high alert because they become aware that this is the seed of the woman in the devil, just as we see in Revelation, is there like a dragon waiting, watching the woman in travail ready to devour the male child. How is it that he could kill this child. The devil went to the most self-centered leader that we knew in that age. A man named Herod the great who pretended to be an advocate for the Jews, but instead was utterly self-absorbed and narcissistic.

Herod was so paranoid about losing his throne that he killed his own two sons, just so they wouldn't ever take his throne from him is it thinkable that Herod could seek to kill a baby boy born in Bethlehem absolutely. So what happened was that Herod turned his fury towards Jesus, but God warned Joseph and took him to Egypt.

Herod finding out that he tripped and just thought I'll kill them all. Just like Pharaoh had done when he felt threatened by the Hebrews ordered pool and shipper Hebrew midwives should kill all the male children born of the Hebrews and they didn't do it.

It's what Pharaoh did listen to this hatred. When this come from other than the devil Pharaoh, seeing that the Hebrews continued to flourish.

He told and issued an edict that the general citizenry of Egypt had the right thing saw Hebrew son that was born to take the child and throw it into the Nile by law, and now here's Herod who becomes just furious by it all and orders that all Hebrew children, all male children shall be slaughtered in Bethlehem Summit prosody that people can hardly imagine you know who Herod was, and you understand Dragon was seeking to devour the seed of the woman they always feared would crush his head read in verse five, Revelation 12, she gave birth to a male child, one who was to rule all the nations with a rod of iron, but her child was caught up to God and to his throne. The devil didn't kill him. Jesus laid down his life. He wasn't killed by the he laid down his life when he was ready at the fullness of time and then he was raised from the dead and ascended to heaven is caught up to God where he would reign forever and ever and the woman that's the people God fled into the wilderness where she has a place prepared by God, you were aliens in this world and in this world. Jesus said, we do have trouble, and everyone who lives a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted. That's what it means by wilderness in which she is to be nourished. What we mean when being nourished by the Holy Spirit being nourished by the grace of God were being nourished by the word of God. Halon 1260 days three and half years as a symbol means is not that long is the last forever. Seven means complete ongoing but this means for a period of time.

These present troubles are temporary Alan Wright will have more teaching moment from today's important series flexing your life.

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Please help us make thousands in Jesus Christ before you much difference. Alan Wright Ministries special offer Collison 877-544-4860 entire website pastor at work days teaching you once again is verse seven war arose in heaven. So when the devil sees that the male child cannot be killed and devour war arose in heaven. Michael and his angels fighting against the Dragon so there angels that are fighting against wicked angels and the Dragon and his angels fought back but he was defeated and there was no longer a place for them in heaven saw huge cosmic shift takes place.

There was an image of warfare amongst God's angels and demons in the heavenly but when this sign of God.

The male child. The seed of the woman was resurrected and ascended to heaven after the crucifixion paying the debt of all the people huge cosmic shift takes place. And suddenly is no more place in the devil and all the demons are no place left in heaven no place last verse nine, the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent called the devil and Satan means accuser and the prosecutor, the deceiver of the whole world. He was thrown down to earth and his angels were thrown down with him. Devil and demons were thrown out of heaven. Why because everything had changed. Up until that time of the gift of Jesus Christ. There was, in a sense a legal right for Satan is called the accuser of the brethren to stand before God and say of sinners. That center justly deserves condemnation like a prosecutor who presents the evidence as is look at this litany of sentence look at all of this wrongdoing by your own mouth. The devil could say to God, you have declared that sin must be punished. You have declared that the wages of sin is death, and so the shoes are all always before the throne making accusations. But when Jesus came and took our sin upon himself and the cross see who knew no sin became our sin that we are in Christ would be reckoned as the righteousness of Jesus Christ.

What happened is our case was thrown out because there was no call anymore.

In legal terms it meant there's no standing for the case against the people of God. It can even come before the court can't can't be presented before the judge because there's no cause for it is not like the cases being argued whether or not Christians should be condemned and let's way their good deeds against their bad days instead the gavel has come down, and declared that you and Jesus Christ have been justified. It is just as if you never send and more than that you have found God to be propitious toward you, meaning that he has merited to you the very righteousness of Jesus Christ, so that the devil has no more voice and no more place in heaven, but is been cast down. What happen in the cross of Jesus Christ is what God prophesied in Genesis chapter 3 that the devil like an ancient serpent struck the heel of the seed of the woman and in a real sense crucifixion injected the poison of sin. He became sin but through that striking of the heel what was happening at the cross and through the resurrection. Sure, the victory is the devils headship was being crushed. Devil still fighting, but the battle has been decided we go through trials, and we go to tribulations, but it's only for 3 1/2 years.

It's only for a short time. It's only for a limited season and what we need to remember the second half might look like the scores only 76 you got to remember what happened in the first half the game was already decided it's already been determined is know when you're going to be able to lose it so you get up in the morning you put on the whole armor of God, you put on your pad you resist the devil you live a victorious life in Christ when the devil can't you remind him that is a defeated foe and there is no accusing voice can ever stand against you because you have been the claim to be the righteousness of Jesus Christ and I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, now the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ have come, for the accuser of our brothers is been thrown down uses them day and night before God, and they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of the testimony, for they loved not their lives even on to death. Therefore verse 12 rejoice, O heavens and you who dwell in them.

What are we to do in the seasons of persecution. What are we to do in times of pandemic.

What are we to do what it looks like the other sides winning Joyce heavens and you who dwell in them. We keep rejoicing because we know the score. This explains it all moved to earth and see for the devil has come down to you and great you couldn't kill Jesus. But his hatred continues and the reason these hateful is he knows his time is short and verse 13 when the Dragon saw that he been thrown down to the earth, he pursued the woman who'd given birth to the male child. He began persecuting the church so you see in Revelation chapter 12 the cosmic picture of Christmas. It wasn't really a story about Herod who was scared of baby Jesus taking his throne is a story about a Dragon in ancient serpent, the devil himself who was concerned that the fulfillment of Genesis 3 would come to pass and beloved. It has if you want God to keep your heart Mary during difficult times.

Sometimes the best thing you can do is remember the scene of Revelation chapter 12.

It's like looking at the scoreboard and saying to yourself, oh yeah, Jesus already secured the victory. I'm just playing out the game if you give you energy and perseverance in the tough times. Jesus is best Alan Wright or good news Christmas message. Let nothing you dismay. Please stay with us pastor Ellen is back with a parting good news thought for the day in just a moment, something important seems to need a current list power over I will never rise to our God given potential for incompetently every curse and blessing. Contact us today to Alan Wright $40 and ministries expression for your generous will also include a DVD to important teachings. Additional content in your dance partner with Jesus Christ. When you do things the year draws to a partnership for 460 entire website. Pastor Alan like blessing your life. Grace for grace and encouragement is free, pastor, Merry Christmas back during the three would pastor and in our conclusion to this Christmas message but I think all year round. How can it change our way of thinking by by remembering again, not just a Christmas but he's always and forever are princes of the increase of his government. There shall be no in. That's a good word is Christmas right the government that we want to increase as the government of the one who was the Prince of peace. He is governing and he is committed to peace. I think that so often as we been learning today.

We think that is all about us becoming more sealed were cell is all about us becoming more motivated us becoming more this or that and what we realizes all of the accomplished by the zeal of the Lord.

So Merry Christmas everyone season to take a deep breath and release all your anxiety to him because he cares for you Prince of peace.

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