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Timing is Everything

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April 14, 2022 8:00 am

Timing is Everything

Leading the Way / Michael Youssef

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Dr. Yousef shows you how Satan uses the situations of daily life to distract from God's best. And when you know is tactics you can better defend against those tactics here now is Dr. Michael Yousef to begin today's leading the way we often say, timing is everything.

A lot of people understand this principle of time and traders know the principal farming. Investment managers know the principle of farming. Military strategists understand the principle of timing. Farmers certainly understand the principle of timing, all but Satan also understand the principle of timing. He knows it well, and he knows exactly when to attack.

Who knows exactly what issue in what area in your life and in my life that he turned and attacks.

He knows exactly when you are down to the susceptible to his attack and his temptations, then he actually tailored design a temptation or an attack that is absolutely perfect for your situation when you think in your mind that you are on top of your game.

He knows when you're down in the dumps. He knows when you're about to be blessed. He knows all that he knows how to unleash his fiery darts into your life and undermine the times when we least expecting. Certainly, you have to agree that Satan has been attacking a lot of Christians these days is been attacking a lot of Christian marriages these days. Through the spread of discouragement through his spirit of hopelessness through the spirit of fear through his spirit of doubt through the spirit of unbelief through his Spirit of this trusting in the promises of God. He attacks this is not only the experience of many many believers around the world among many among you said not notice my experience, but all we know about this is from the word of God and that is why I want you to turn with me please to Luke chapter 4 verse one there is a passage that is very familiar to most of you this is a passage about Jesus is temptation in the wilderness and after three times Jesus definitively and clearly through the word of God. He shall seem and he defeats him and then after he has done that three times verse 13 of chapter 4, I wanted to look at it with me. It says when the devil had finished all of his temptations, he left him until an opportune time.

Some of your translations said until a favorable or more favorable time on the lines of verse in your Bible. When did Satan tempt Jesus to begin with. In the wilderness is tempting of Jesus was calculated. I'm going to show from the word of God is tempting of Jesus was a time when Jesus was physically, emotionally, and mentally exhausted after fasting for 40 days. The Bible said he was probably spent in your Satan does the same thing with us. Listen carefully. He is very calculating his very timely. He is very cunning. He's very strategic in his attacks and he doesn't waste his attacks.

Verse 13 again overruled for after Jesus defeated him completely. Satan was looking for more favorable time more opportune time.

And of course we know what that was, for Satan it was in the garden of Gethsemane. Remember he come back. That was his opportune time. That was his favorable time. That was the time to come back to Jesus because Sadie realized that if he could not target Jesus by dazzling him was the world domination was sovereignty over the universe. He was bragging that his fear of the cross, not just the physical fear, but the fear that he is going to be separated from the father when he carried your sins and mine on the cross briefly as it was that he thought that fear can get to him if he could not get Jesus to take that shortcut and get into being sovereign Lord of all, without going to the cross, he thought that his opportune time would be in the garden of Gethsemane. In one simple verse one simple verse from Luke 413, the Bible reveals to us. Satan's dirty little secret's dirty little secret and that is why every believer in the Lord Jesus Christ must be aware must be alert every believer in the Lord Jesus Christ must be on his and her guard is to understand when Satan attacks so that we can say with the apostle Paul that of his devices or of his tricks out of his deceptions. We are not ignorant there were nowhere but the question that most people ask is very simple… How can I prepare my heart, my soul much. How can I prepare myself for the day of attack. How can I know Satan's timing someone and say well you know there's no chance of me fasting 40 days and 40 nights to get to that kind of situation, but progress, not gonna happen all but the principle is right learn from the principal to Satan attack Jesus at the end of the 40 days he did not tempt him in the beginning of the 40 days he came right at the end of the 40 days and he began his temptation and that is why today I want to tell you about the three major times in your life and mine that are Satan's opportune time that Satan's favorable time in our lives opportune time. Number one right after a great blessing God has given you. After great success after great victory. Opportune time.

Number two is right before a great blessing right before an answer to great prayer that you have prayed for long time and opportune time. Number three is where you physically and emotionally and mentally exhausted number one right after a great blessing verse one. Chapter 4 Gospel of Luke and Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan was admin while here just returned from the Jordan River when he was baptized by John the Baptist and their as the crowd, John the Baptist, Cyprus and many others are there witnessing and in the middle of that baptism. Jesus was witnessed to by God the father is who he is that he is God's only begotten son. You can imagine being there and hearing the majestic voice of the father saying this is my beloved son.

He is no one like him.

No one near him. No one will ever be close to him. This is my beloved son, but guess what the next voice was the father says this is my beloved son in the next voice is the voice of Satan saying if you are the son of God. Every after great victory after a great blessing after a magnificent testimony from God the father.

He comes in after this grade will try to trick Jesus, my beloved friends listen to me. You and I need to be alert need to be on our guard right after a great blessing right after being blessed of God. After the great answer to prayer need to be on your guard after great victory after great success.

You need to be on your guard, the great temptation is that when I'm the one who brought the success upon myself the greatest dangers to begin to think that you are the fountain of your own prosperity.

Watch out because this is Satan's opportune time.

Why is this Satan's opportune time. Listen carefully, because at that time you feel least dependent on God. What I said what I said listen to me every one of us every one of us we cannot handle success very well. None of us handle success very well and that is why your time of blessing your time of success, victory your time of accomplishment is Satan's opportune time. Proverbs 1618 said pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before the fall with me ask you this. Only you can answer that yourself. Have you been blessed when others have not.

Have you received a great honor.

Have you just received a new lease on life. Have you experienced great victory. Watch out, watch out because you are in Satan's firing line.

You are Satan's most wanted list. You are on Satan's target list with a the only way I know is this is to stay as close to the Lord after a great victory as you dad when you're desperately crying to the Lord for help as the only way I know how to do is to take whatever you receive any reported as a drink offering unto the Lord Satan opportune time.

Number two, right before a great blessing to know many of you are going to be encouraged by this personally rose Michael Mann of Intel and back.

I can do some blessing in my life right now. I know I can do some victory in my lot I can do some success in my life right now will take courage. Luke 414 immediately following the wilderness experience that is the temptations of Satan trying to clobber Jesus ride immediately after that Jesus began his public messianic ministry right after this time of temptation of attack by the devil.

Immediately there was a great blessing awaiting him. There was a time for him to preach and teach for all the ages. Jesus is about to perform one medical after another. Jesus is about to implement God's plan of salvation that has been in his mind and heart from the very beginning.

Jesus was about to open the doors of heaven wide open for everyone who would come to him and Satan wanted to stop that he wanted to stop that. Verses 14 and 15 of Luke four Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Holy Spirit and news about him spread through the whole countryside and he taught in their synagogues and everyone prays to the greatest victory was awaiting Jesus right after he defeated the enemy right after he defeated Satan and your greatest victory is coming soon after you take a stand and defeat the enemy in your life. Your greatest blessing will be after refusing to give in and to give up your greatest success is going to come immediately after your standing firm, regardless of the price that you're praying to see Satan is not dumb and he knows he understands and he will try to sabotage the coming blessing you try to sabotage your answer to prayer that God is about to bring in your life that he will try to prevent you from enjoying that coming victory. He will try to discourage you.

Just before your graduation day you will try to get you to give up just as your prayers are about to be answered. Will try to get you to run out of patience and give a prayer. No wonder Jesus repeatedly said don't give up in prayer. When you are praying and trusting God.

He wants you to give up just before the blessing is ordered by God and Satan will try to keep you from receiving the victory that you have prayed for that you waited for the blessings that God had promised you. Just before it sense Satan's opportune time. Number one right after a great blessing Satan's opportune time. Number two, just prior to receiving a great blessing opportune time. Number three is when you are physically and mentally and emotionally exhausted and tired for Jesus that was Satan's opportune time.

40 days and 40 nights.

I am told that 40 days is about as much, as any human being can take before dehydrating and dying literally about the maximum anyone can take and so right at the time he shows his ugly face.

Chapter 4, Luke. Look at verses two and three for 40 days he ate nothing during those days, and 140 days ended right at the end we about to break his fast and become hungry, he was nutritionally starved.

He was mentally famished. He was emotionally spent, and that became Satan's opportune time because when you're physically and mentally and emotionally drained. You are too drained to focus on God. You are too drained to have clarity of vision. You're too drained to stand against the temptation and that is why Libman talked to mom's with small children. Be careful but when it was your baby, constantly keeping your way.

Can you get tired. Night after night after night you gonna get exhausted. Be careful, do whatever it takes to get a decent nights sleep. Those who are sick and don't get enough sleep. Watch out those for stressed-out in our society today in a totally drained. Watch out because that's Satan opportune time. You remember Elijah the prophet from the Old Testament. A great victory on mind, when the bear profits of bail called upon bail day after day and finally they failed miserably with one prayer calls upon Jehovah God and he sends a fire and takes licks everything including the water.

What a great victory and he destroys the profits of bail but then out of fear of that evil Queen Jezebel. He runs and he runs for nearly 17 miles as he is way in which he was exhausted and he's totally forgot his vision was unclear and he goes in there and he puts his head between his knees as a God, kill me of had enough.

We just had a great victory and you know what God said to him, how dare you do that how dare you. After great victory sit here and say that my life right now God said to him when he needs a good reason not sleeping sexy slip for several days. Sleep of exhaustion and then he fed him.

This is now I can talk to you after you have rested. Why because when you're physically, emotionally and mentally drained out your mind will not function correctly and God is not about to rebuke you when your mind is not functioning correctly. Why, because when your mind does not function correctly you up prone to action.

You are susceptible to blowing things out of proportion. You are vulnerable to exaggerating your circumstances. The world was coming to Soviet and Satan knows that he knows exactly your vulnerable spot, and he aim his dots and that is why when Satan showed Jesus all of the kingdoms of the earth is really basically the whole universe. Satan knew that Jesus came from heaven in order to arrest the deeds of the earth from his hands that he took from Adam and Eve. When Adam and Eve followed him. He knew but he knew also that he only got to get that after the cross, not before. So he was so hungry and he was done showing a shortcut shortcuts God deliver some shortcuts. Why wait while in full marriage. Everybody doesn't want to live, you need the money shortcuts.

Attempting us shortcuts shortcut shortcuts that's what he does with everyone of us shortcuts. That's what happened when we are physically and mentally exhausted.

Satan will offer you shortcuts, shortcuts and relationships shortcuts in the use of an integral your integrity and your ethics at work shortcuts get you to do the wrong thing for the right reason me ask you this you experiencing Satan's attack right now Eckhart vectors around the corner.

The blessing is around the corner.

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