Understanding How Satan Works

Monday Morning Moment / Key Takewaway:
Jesus will crush (is currently crushing) Satan – Genesis 3:15 // Jesus intercedes for us – Luke 22:32 // Jesus secured our salvation even before Genesis 1 – Ephesians. 1:3-7
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Sermon Handout

  • Genesis 3:1-13
Sermon Series:
Will Robinson

Genesis 3:1-7

Now the serpent was more crafty than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, “Indeed, has God said, ‘You shall not eat from any tree of the garden’?” 2 The woman said to the serpent, “From the fruit of the trees of the garden we may eat; 3 but from the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat from it or touch it, or you will die.’” 4 The serpent said to the woman, “You surely will not die! 5 For God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” 6 When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was desirable to make one wise, she took from its fruit and ate; and she gave also to her husband with her, and he ate. 7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loin coverings.

  • Crafty = subtle, shrewd, cunning. (2 Cor.11:3)

From the beginning Satan intended to destroy us:

Rev. 20:1-3a

1 Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding the key of the abyss and a great chain in his hand. 2 And he laid hold of the dragon, the serpent of old, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years; 3 and he threw him into the abyss, and shut it and sealed it over him, so that he would not deceive the nations any longer…

John 8:44

44 You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

  • Satan is a deceiver (Rev. 12:9) but he also presents himself as an Angel of light (2 Cor. 11:14). He is also an accuser of believers (Rev.12:10) as seen in Job 2:45 and a corrupter of innocent people. (see what he did to Peter in Luke 22:31) But God….. had other plans:

Jesus will crush (is currently crushing) Satan – Gen. 3:15

Jesus intercedes for us – Luke 22:32

Jesus secured our salvation even before Gen.1 – Ephesians 1:3-7