God is not your enemy -- God is for you.

PSALM 56:9 NKJ
9 When I cry out to You, Then my enemies will turn back; This I know, because God is for me.

HEBREWS 13:6 NKJ
6 So we may boldly say: "The Lord is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?"

ROMANS 8:31-32 NKJ
31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?

Other people, other countries, other races of people -- are not your enemy. They are only pawns used by your real enemy.

The devil is your enemy.

MATTHEW 13:38-39 NKJ
38 "The field is the world, the good seeds are the sons of the kingdom, but the tares are the sons of the wicked one.
39 "The enemy who sowed them is the devil, the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are the angels.

A Thief

JOHN 10:10 NKJ
10 "The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it
more abundantly.

A Destroyer

REVELATION 9:11 NKJ
11 And they had as king over them the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon, but in Greek he has the name Apollyon.

JOHN 8:44 NKJ
44 "You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a
murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because
there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own
resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.

HEBREWS 2:14 NKJ
14 Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might
destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil,

A Liar

JOHN 8:44 NKJ
44 "You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a
murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because
there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own
resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.

REVELATION 12:9 NKJ
9 So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the
earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

You Can Stand

EPHESIANS 6:10-18 NKJ
10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.
11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of
this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.

13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness,

15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God;
18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for
all the saints --

We do not fight against flesh and blood (verse 12). People are not your enemy. They may be used by the devil. But the devil is your true enemy.

Shall Not Hurt You

LUKE 10:18-19 NKJ
18 And He said to them, "I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.
19 "Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by
any means hurt you.

Gives Wrong Thoughts

MATTHEW 16:23 NKJ
23 But He turned and said to Peter, "Get behind Me, Satan! You are an offense to Me, for you are not mindful of the things of God, but the
things of men."

Peter was an apostle, but he yielded to the devil's thought, and voiced it to Jesus. Jesus rebuked Peter for voicing that thought. Every
thought should not be believed, or spoken.

EPHESIANS 6:16 NKJ
16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.

Suggestions or thoughts are the fiery darts of the wicked one. We can resist them only if we know God's Word. God's Word is the truth.

Angel Of Light

2 CORINTHIANS 11:14 NKJ
14 And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light.

Accuser

REVELATION 12:9-10 NKJ
9 So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the
earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

10 Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, "Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have
come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God
day and night, has been cast down.

How It Ends

REVELATION 12:11 NKJ
11 "And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.

MATTHEW 25:41 NKJ
41 "Then He will also say to those on the left hand, `Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels:

REVELATION 20:10 NKJ
10 And the devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are. And they will
be tormented day and night forever and ever.

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