Deuteronomy – Deu 20:1-5 How is Satan my Enemy?

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Deu 20:1-5 How is Satan my Enemy?

[Study Aired October 9, 2020]

Deu 20:1  When thou goest out to battle against thine enemies, and seest horses, and chariots, and a people more than thou, be not afraid of them: for the LORD thy God is with thee, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.
Deu 20:2  And it shall be, when ye are come nigh unto the battle, that the priest shall approach and speak unto the people,
Deu 20:3  And shall say unto them, Hear, O Israel, ye approach this day unto battle against your enemies: let not your hearts faint, fear not, and do not tremble, neither be ye terrified because of them;
Deu 20:4  For the LORD your God is he that goeth with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you.

We have examined how God is the Creator of all things by Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ created everything, is creating everything, according to how the Father has commanded Him. He also has created our enemies, the very enemies He says He will destroy. We read here in Deuteronomy that the people are not to fear their enemies when they see them or the power of the enemy. The reason we are not to fear is because Christ has created the very enemy we are facing. Whatever that enemy is, Christ created it. There are several enemies we can talk about, like Satan:

Mat 13:39  The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.

1Pe 5:8  Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
1Pe 5:9  Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.

However, we must ask ourselves, “How is Satan my enemy? What is it that makes him my enemy?” When we are without knowledge and in the world/Egypt, we go about our business as it seems good to us. We may go to a brick and mortar building on Sundays, Saturdays or Fridays dependending if we are worshipping God according to what we are told is our religion – Christian, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Catholicism – or we may be a Humanist that does not ascribe to any one religion. Whatever the case, we think we are worshiping God. However, that is not the case.

All those religions I have just mentioned, and all the ones I have not mentioned, are not worshiping God, but are worshiping Satan. Satan is not their enemy because they are worshiping him unaware. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday they speak of God as a God who has limited power. They speak of God’s power being limited by our freewill, and in doing so they (we in times past) are worshiping Satan. He is not their enemy, he is our enemy. When we speak of the total Sovereignty of God it is a threat to Satan. It is an attack on his lying doctrine of freewill, and in the eyes of those who are blinded by the truth we become Satan. They call evil good and good evil.

Isa 5:20  Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
Isa 5:21  Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!
Isa 5:22  Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink:
Isa 5:23  Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!

When I was under the teachings of some of the doctrines of what the world calls Christianity, I was taught that Satan was everywhere and that he was omnipresent and omnipotent, that he was all powerful and could take me at his will. I was taught that he was constantly trying to pull me down to a literal place where he would, with joy and glee, torment me for all of eternity. I was taught that God could not save me from this horrible beast because Satan had gotten loose like a rabid dog and was going throughout God’s perfect earth devouring people at will, although we know the world was not created perfect as Babylon views it.

Jesus had come to save me, but it was up to me to choose to follow Christ or so I thought. It was up to me to direct my own steps or Satan would devour me at will because he was standing over me with his hot breath breathing down my neck waiting for me to make the wrong move. How could I not make the wrong move? Scripture tells me I was a sinner and craved sin, so how could I turn from what I was born to be? I was told that God was a gentleman, and He never forced anyone to do anything. That was the lie I was sold, and that is the lie all humanity is sold. Satan is not the enemy of the world. How could he be? He is the prince of the world; he is not divided against himself.

Joh 14:30  Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.

Satan will never tell you or me that we do not have freewill, for in that truth we are freed from his world. It would be as Satan casting out Satan.

Mat 12:22  Then was brought unto him one possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb: and he healed him, insomuch that the blind and dumb both spake and saw.

We must remember that He only speaks to them in parables, and the very person who is possessed with a devil, who is blind and unable to speak, is a parable in itself. The person, the situation, is real and really happened, but it is a parable from which we are to learn. For starters, this man represents the first Adam and all who are in the first Adam. We are created blind of the truth and unable to speak truth because we are possessed with the devil, the Satanic doctrine of freewill. We are all created by Christ in this state.

Exo 4:11  And the LORD said unto him, Who hath made man’s mouth? or who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? have not I the LORD?

So, how did Christ create us?

Gen 1:1  In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
Gen 1:2  And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

Satan does not have to go out and find us. We are his from birth. We are his children, and we will do as he teaches us; to lust after the flesh, the pride of life and lust after all our eyes sees.

1Jn 2:15  Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
1Jn 2:16  For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
1Jn 2:17  And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.

We are told that we have free moral agency and that all we do either makes us or breaks us. So, whether we are going to a brick and mortar building or we are sitting in a bar, we are still all worshiping Satan, and he is not divided against himself, because both the church goer and the bar fly believe in freewill. Again, Satan is not the enemy of the world, he is OUR ENEMY, if we know the truth. While in Babylon He has us looking under bushes, in voodoo, in magic and calling that evil, but in the pulpit he is called good. This lie keeps everyone under the same doctrine, that man has a free will not influenced by anyone or anything and man can make a free moral choice to do good or to do evil. This doctrine is true to those under it, whether they are Christian, Jew, Muslim, Catholic or Satanist, they all believe the same doctrine and therefore Satan is not divided. Let’s keep reading about the blind and dumb, which we are until Christ says, “Let there be light” and see the reaction from those under the power of Satan.

Mat 12:23  And all the people were amazed, and said, Is not this the son of David?
Mat 12:24  But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils.
Mat 12:25  And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:
Mat 12:26  And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand?
Mat 12:27  And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out? therefore they shall be your judges.
Mat 12:28  But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you.
Mat 12:29  Or else how can one enter into a strong man’s house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house. 
Mat 12:30  He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.
Mat 12:31  Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.
Mat 12:32  And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.

From this knowledge it is plain that the blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is saying that God is not the Creator of all things, and it is not God Who opens eyes, but man. The accusation is that Christ has healed us through the false doctrine of Satan because Christ did not create us blind and unable to speak. Christ is telling us through the parable of this real man’s life that we are created blind and unable to see truth. We are created unable to speak truth, that we are a possession of Satan until the Creator says, “Let there be light!” and we begin to take on form, and the darkened Satanic doctrine begins to leave. Once that LIGHT begins, and it’s first shining into us, we are no longer void of truth because the darkness runs from the light.

Joh 1:5  And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

Those who are left in this condition of seeing good as evil and evil as good will not come to know the light in this age or the age to come of the thousand-year reign. They will come to know it at the white throne judgment in the lake of fire, where their carnal mind will be burned up.

So, Satan is the enemy of the elect, and he has the entire world and all their religions which have existed for thousands of years, standing against us few rag-tag outcasts. The entire world from creation is against what I have just written, and there will be many who will read this and be offended by it. Nevertheless, what shall we do? Shall we faint back and agree to disagree or do we hold our ground? The fight is not ours, the battle is, but the actual fighting comes from God because it is the LORD, and the LORD alone, who puts His words in our mouth which act as a two-edged sword that slays the enemy.

Heb 4:12  For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Heb 4:13  Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.

Rev 1:16  And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength.

There are parables in the scriptures that have been hidden there for us to learn from, people living out real lives for us to learn from and the true meaning of these battles. Let’s read some and see it in the light of the knowledge we now have.

Jdg 16:21  But the Philistines took him, and put out his eyes, and brought him down to Gaza, and bound him with fetters of brass; and he did grind in the prison house. 

When we are given over to false doctrine for a season, it is a prison without seeing truth, and it binds us to the flesh for hope.

Jdg 16:23  Then the lords of the Philistines gathered them together for to offer a great sacrifice unto Dagon their god, and to rejoice: for they said, Our god hath delivered Samson our enemy into our hand.
Jdg 16:24  And when the people saw him, they praised their god: for they said, Our god hath delivered into our hands our enemy, and the destroyer of our country, which slew many of us.
Jdg 16:25  And it came to pass, when their hearts were merry, that they said, Call for Samson, that he may make us sport. And they called for Samson out of the prison house; and he made them sport: and they set him between the pillars.
Jdg 16:26  And Samson said unto the lad that held him by the hand, Suffer me that I may feel the pillars whereupon the house standeth, that I may lean upon them.
Jdg 16:27  Now the house was full of men and women; and all the lords of the Philistines were there; and there were upon the roof about three thousand men and women, that beheld while Samson made sport.
Jdg 16:28  And Samson called unto the LORD, and said, O Lord GOD, remember me, I pray thee, and strengthen me, I pray thee, only this once, O God, that I may be at once avenged of the Philistines for my two eyes.
Jdg 16:29  And Samson took hold of the two middle pillars upon which the house stood, and on which it was borne up, of the one with his right hand, and of the other with his left.
Jdg 16:30  And Samson said, Let me die with the Philistines. And he bowed himself with all his might; and the house fell upon the lords, and upon all the people that were therein. So the dead which he slew at his death were more than they which he slew in his life.
Jdg 16:31  Then his brethren and all the house of his father came down, and took him, and brought him up, and buried him between Zorah and Eshtaol in the buryingplace of Manoah his father. And he judged Israel twenty years.

We are given over to false doctrine, and in this false doctrine we are blind, bound by trying to release ourselves from the chains of the flesh and in a spiritual prison. This is where we must be before we can touch the witness of the truth. We must be between these two great pillars which hold up the house that binds us. One pillar witnesses lies, and those lies are mixed with the other pillar of truth, and they both must come down to be delivered from the prison. We cannot see how to get to those pillars and must be guided by a child of the truth to touch those pillars, and then God supplies the strength to push them down. We are buried between the hornets that stung us and the truth of judgment, Zorah and Eshtaol, in the burying place called “rest”, Manoah.

The meaning of the word “Zorah” in the BDB H6881 is “hornets”. The meaning of the name “eshtaol” in the BDB H847 is “entreaty” but the city is located in the land of Dan which means “judge” H1835. So, we are entreated, through the stinging judgment of the flesh, until we are killed and come to rest between the two.

Verse two of our study today says when we come to the battle that the priest would come out and encourage them by saying the LORD will be doing the fighting for them. That priest is Jesus Christ. Not only did He create the enemy we are facing, the enemy called Satan with the entire world on his side coming against us with the Goliath sized sword called freewill, but Christ is going to destroy him for us. This leads us to our next battle that is a parable for us from which to learn. Look at all the symbolism involved in this account, listen to the words of the giant, to the way the scene is set up, the fear in Israel, the strength in David, the description of the giant, his sword and so on. All these things are like lights going off in our heavens. Every time a new revelation of “let there be light” is given to us, more of the old man dies to this doctrine of hatred toward God for His supreme sovereignty.

1Sa 17:1  Now the Philistines gathered together their armies to battle, and were gathered together at Shochoh, which belongeth to Judah, and pitched between Shochoh and Azekah, in Ephesdammim.
1Sa 17:2  And Saul and the men of Israel were gathered together, and pitched by the valley of Elah, and set the battle in array against the Philistines.
1Sa 17:3  And the Philistines stood on a mountain on the one side, and Israel stood on a mountain on the other side: and there was a valley between them.
1Sa 17:4  And there went out a champion out of the camp of the Philistines, named Goliath, of Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span.
1Sa 17:5  And he had an helmet of brass upon his head, and he was armed with a coat of mail; and the weight of the coat was five thousand shekels of brass.
1Sa 17:6  And he had greaves of brass upon his legs, and a target of brass between his shoulders.
1Sa 17:7  And the staff of his spear was like a weaver’s beam; and his spear’s head weighed six hundred shekels of iron: and one bearing a shield went before him.
1Sa 17:8  And he stood and cried unto the armies of Israel, and said unto them, Why are ye come out to set your battle in array? am not I a Philistine, and ye servants to Saul? choose you a man for you, and let him come down to me.
1Sa 17:9  If he be able to fight with me, and to kill me, then will we be your servants: but if I prevail against him, and kill him, then shall ye be our servants, and serve us.
1Sa 17:10  And the Philistine said, I defy the armies of Israel this day; give me a man, that we may fight together.
1Sa 17:11  When Saul and all Israel heard those words of the Philistine, they were dismayed, and greatly afraid.
1Sa 17:12  Now David was the son of that Ephrathite of Bethlehemjudah, whose name was Jesse; and he had eight sons: and the man went among men for an old man in the days of Saul.
1Sa 17:13  And the three eldest sons of Jesse went and followed Saul to the battle: and the names of his three sons that went to the battle were Eliab the firstborn, and next unto him Abinadab, and the third Shammah.
1Sa 17:14  And David was the youngest: and the three eldest followed Saul.
1Sa 17:15  But David went and returned from Saul to feed his father’s sheep at Bethlehem.
1Sa 17:16  And the Philistine drew near morning and evening, and presented himself forty days.
1Sa 17:17  And Jesse said unto David his son, Take now for thy brethren an ephah of this parched corn, and these ten loaves, and run to the camp to thy brethren;
1Sa 17:18  And carry these ten cheeses unto the captain of their thousand, and look how thy brethren fare, and take their pledge.
1Sa 17:19  Now Saul, and they, and all the men of Israel, were in the valley of Elah, fighting with the Philistines.
1Sa 17:20  And David rose up early in the morning, and left the sheep with a keeper, and took, and went, as Jesse had commanded him; and he came to the trench, as the host was going forth to the fight, and shouted for the battle.
1Sa 17:21  For Israel and the Philistines had put the battle in array, army against army.
1Sa 17:22  And David left his carriage in the hand of the keeper of the carriage, and ran into the army, and came and saluted his brethren.
1Sa 17:23  And as he talked with them, behold, there came up the champion, the Philistine of Gath, Goliath by name, out of the armies of the Philistines, and spake according to the same words: and David heard them.
1Sa 17:24  And all the men of Israel, when they saw the man, fled from him, and were sore afraid.
1Sa 17:25  And the men of Israel said, Have ye seen this man that is come up? surely to defy Israel is he come up: and it shall be, that the man who killeth him, the king will enrich him with great riches, and will give him his daughter, and make his father’s house free in Israel.
1Sa 17:26  And David spake to the men that stood by him, saying, What shall be done to the man that killeth this Philistine, and taketh away the reproach from Israel? for who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God?
1Sa 17:27  And the people answered him after this manner, saying, So shall it be done to the man that killeth him.
1Sa 17:28  And Eliab his eldest brother heard when he spake unto the men; and Eliab’s anger was kindled against David, and he said, Why camest thou down hither? and with whom hast thou left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know thy pride, and the naughtiness of thine heart; for thou art come down that thou mightest see the battle.
1Sa 17:29  And David said, What have I now done? Is there not a cause?
1Sa 17:30  And he turned from him toward another, and spake after the same manner: and the people answered him again after the former manner.
1Sa 17:31  And when the words were heard which David spake, they rehearsed them before Saul: and he sent for him.
1Sa 17:32  And David said to Saul, Let no man’s heart fail because of him; thy servant will go and fight with this Philistine.
1Sa 17:33  And Saul said to David, Thou art not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him: for thou art but a youth, and he a man of war from his youth.
1Sa 17:34  And David said unto Saul, Thy servant kept his father’s sheep, and there came a lion, and a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock:
1Sa 17:35  And I went out after him, and smote him, and delivered it out of his mouth: and when he arose against me, I caught him by his beard, and smote him, and slew him.
1Sa 17:36  Thy servant slew both the lion and the bear: and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them, seeing he hath defied the armies of the living God.
1Sa 17:37  David said moreover, The LORD that delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, he will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine. And Saul said unto David, Go, and the LORD be with thee.
1Sa 17:38  And Saul armed David with his armour, and he put an helmet of brass upon his head; also he armed him with a coat of mail.
1Sa 17:39  And David girded his sword upon his armour, and he assayed to go; for he had not proved it. And David said unto Saul, I cannot go with these; for I have not proved them. And David put them off him.
1Sa 17:40  And he took his staff in his hand, and chose him five smooth stones out of the brook, and put them in a shepherd’s bag which he had, even in a scrip; and his sling was in his hand: and he drew near to the Philistine.
1Sa 17:41  And the Philistine came on and drew near unto David; and the man that bare the shield went before him.
1Sa 17:42  And when the Philistine looked about, and saw David, he disdained him: for he was but a youth, and ruddy, and of a fair countenance.
1Sa 17:43  And the Philistine said unto David, Am I a dog, that thou comest to me with staves? And the Philistine cursed David by his gods.
1Sa 17:44  And the Philistine said to David, Come to me, and I will give thy flesh unto the fowls of the air, and to the beasts of the field.
1Sa 17:45  Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied.
1Sa 17:46  This day will the LORD deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcases of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel.
1Sa 17:47  And all this assembly shall know that the LORD saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle is the LORD’S, and he will give you into our hands.
1Sa 17:48  And it came to pass, when the Philistine arose, and came and drew nigh to meet David, that David hasted, and ran toward the army to meet the Philistine.
1Sa 17:49  And David put his hand in his bag, and took thence a stone, and slang it, and smote the Philistine in his forehead, that the stone sunk into his forehead; and he fell upon his face to the earth.
1Sa 17:50  So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, and smote the Philistine, and slew him; but there was no sword in the hand of David.
1Sa 17:51  Therefore David ran, and stood upon the Philistine, and took his sword, and drew it out of the sheath thereof, and slew him, and cut off his head therewith. And when the Philistines saw their champion was dead, they fled.
1Sa 17:52  And the men of Israel and of Judah arose, and shouted, and pursued the Philistines, until thou come to the valley, and to the gates of Ekron. And the wounded of the Philistines fell down by the way to Shaaraim, even unto Gath, and unto Ekron.
1Sa 17:53  And the children of Israel returned from chasing after the Philistines, and they spoiled their tents.
1Sa 17:54  And David took the head of the Philistine, and brought it to Jerusalem; but he put his armour in his tent.
1Sa 17:55  And when Saul saw David go forth against the Philistine, he said unto Abner, the captain of the host, Abner, whose son is this youth? And Abner said, As thy soul liveth, O king, I cannot tell.
1Sa 17:56  And the king said, Enquire thou whose son the stripling is.
1Sa 17:57  And as David returned from the slaughter of the Philistine, Abner took him, and brought him before Saul with the head of the Philistine in his hand.
1Sa 17:58  And Saul said to him, Whose son art thou, thou young man? And David answered, I am the son of thy servant Jesse the Bethlehemite.

Satan has perfected the freewill doctrine which comes with an array of hosts against our new man through our old man. The battle is won by one Stone, and that stone is Christ. If we are given to walk in the light of that Stone, then we have been given the victory over the enemy. There are chariots, horses and lots of people that stand against the truth, but it only takes one stone every time to win the battle. Christ fights for us, He does not allow the elect to be killed by this enemy. He resisted this enemy all the way to the cross in His dying words, “Forgive them for they know not what they do” (Luk 23:34). He knew that they were fulfilling the plan of God unknowingly.

Act 4:26  The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord, and against his Christ.
Act 4:27  For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together,
Act 4:28  For to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done.

If we are an elect of God, chosen to be part of the body of Christ before the world began then we should be growing in grace, knowing that we do not have to fear anyone or anything. Our God has predestined we be victorious over the doctrine of the devil, we will end with these verses.

Act 13:4  So they, being sent forth by the Holy Ghost, departed unto Seleucia; and from thence they sailed to Cyprus.
Act 13:5  And when they were at Salamis, they preached the word of God in the synagogues of the Jews: and they had also John to their minister.
Act 13:6  And when they had gone through the isle unto Paphos, they found a certain sorcerer, a false prophet, a Jew, whose name was Barjesus:
Act 13:7  Which was with the deputy of the country, Sergius Paulus, a prudent man; who called for Barnabas and Saul, and desired to hear the word of God.
Act 13:8  But Elymas the sorcerer (for so is his name by interpretation) withstood them, seeking to turn away the deputy from the faith.
Act 13:9  Then Saul, (who also is called Paul,) filled with the Holy Ghost, set his eyes on him,
Act 13:10  And said, O full of all subtilty and all mischief, thou child of the devil, thou enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord?
Act 13:11  And now, behold, the hand of the Lord is upon thee, and thou shalt be blind, not seeing the sun for a season. And immediately there fell on him a mist and a darkness; and he went about seeking some to lead him by the hand.
Act 13:12  Then the deputy, when he saw what was done, believed, being astonished at the doctrine of the Lord.

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