- Original Teaching: Ye Are Gods
- Date: October 30, 1977
- Location: Calvary Temple in Sterling, VA
- Teacher: Pastor Star R Scott
- Scripture: “What is man that thou are mindful of him? And the son of man that thou visitest him? For thou has made him a little lower than the angels and has crowned him with glory and honour. Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet:” Psalms 8:4-6
- Review By: Jason Felton
I hope everybody enjoyed the “never again” list we included in Part 1 of “Ye Are Gods”. I would encourage you to keep meditating on it! This week as we continue to review the teaching “Ye Are Gods” we are going to take a look at someone who is trying to get us to doubt this Word. From the creation of man, Satan has had one agenda – to destroy mankind. In the original temptation, Satan asked Eve, “Has God said?” And that is still the foundation of Satan’s tactics today. The one thing that Satan will do as he comes against you is to get you to doubt the Word of God. He’ll test you with things like “did God really say that?” or “what God really meant here was” etc… If you don’t know the Word of God, Satan can put doubt in your mind.
Beloved, Satan has one hope for victory. He needs man to be ignorant of the Word of God and of his place in God. His only hope against YOU as a born again believer is to make you think you are less than you are in the eyes of your heavenly Father. Make no mistake friends, Satan is not here to be your friend, to show you a better way, or to help make things easier for you. He is here to steal, kill, and destroy; and he’s been doing it since the beginning of mankind. He’s very good at it! He is the liar and the father of lies. That’s his nature, and anything that comes out of his mouth will be in absolute opposition to God and His Word. It may sound good. It may be filled with scripture, but he has one purpose. TO KILL YOU!! Satan’s time is short, and his fate is sealed! It would bring him no greater pleasure to take you down to the depths of hell with him in eternal damnation! You need to understand the power that Satan has and that, in our flesh and without the power of God in our lives, you are no match for him!
Thank God for His Word!! Thank God for His promises!! The passage above in Psalms 8 says that ALL things have been put under our feet. Let me tell you something. Satan is included in that word “ALL” in verse 6. The devil himself has been placed under our feet. Do you believe that? He has been subdued and placed under the heel of man, and if we are going to walk in victory today we need to realize that. We aren’t trying to put him under our feet, he’s already under our feet, PRAISE GOD!! God put him there!! Believe it! God has given us all authority over the power of the enemy Luke 10:19 says. In I John 4:4 it says that greater is He that’s in me then he that’s in the world. In Romans 8:37 it says we are more than conquerors in Christ Jesus. James 4:7 says resist the devil and he will flee! But, beloved, in order to resist the devil we have to have something to resist him with. You can’t say you’re the winners and get out there without a sword. These scriptures (and all others) that we’ve quoted above have to be real to YOU! If you go out without the Word of God, you’re going to stir up the devil and you’re going to get smoked. Don’t go out making faith commands without faith! Remember the seven sons of Sceva? What did they say when they tried to cast out those demons? In the name of Jesus Christ (and these next few words are key) whom Paul preacheth. They didn’t believe the Word for themselves! They didn’t have relationship with God to know that His Word was truth! They were trying to stand on their knowledge and what they heard. You can’t go out in the name of your pastor, your spouse, your parents, or any other person who has taught you the Word of God. YOU have to know it! YOU have to believe it! YOU have to stand on it, because of that personal, intimate relationship that you have with Him and you know in your heart that God is true and everything else is a lie!
Brothers and sisters, in the last few weeks and months, I’ve seen friends, family members, people I’ve grown up with walk away from the Lord. One of the common themes in each of their lives is they didn’t trust in God and his Word. They believed a lie. They let their circumstances, their trials, their flesh, and the things that they were dealing with beat them and batter them because they failed to realize that God’s Word (the Sword of the Spirit) is the power of God unto salvation. They trusted their emotions and their feelings more than the promises of God. Once we believe that Satan’s natural abilities have superseded our supernatural abilities given to us by God, we’re defeated. Beloved, I’m burdened and saddened by the state that many people are in as they’ve fallen for the lies of the enemy. Things in this world are only going get worse. Satan is going to continue to go about as a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour. But if you won’t let Satan talk you out of who you are in Christ, YOU won’t lose. And when Satan says, “Who do you think you are, trying to resist me?” You tell him who you are! You’re the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. You tell him that you are the sons and daughters of God, heirs and joint heirs with Christ. And when he questions those things and asks you “Has God said?”, then you counter him just like Jesus did by saying IT IS WRITTEN!! If we do these things and remember who we are in Christ Jesus we will be victorious PRAISE GOD!!
Next week we are going to talk more about what Jesus has done for us and who and what we are in him. Come back and join me and I’m sure you will blessed as we continue to review the teaching and find out what God meant when he said “Ye Are Gods”.