Trick & Treaty – Pastor Craig Pitts


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Joshua 9:1-16
God is still teaching us through the Old Testament people.  Jesus wants us to come into a place of abundance and blessing.  Joshua in this passage is leading the Israelites from desert living to abundant living – Jesus leads us from desert living to abundant living.
 
Satan means Deceiver.  He is a wolf in a sheep costume.  He is darkness in an ‘angel of light’ costume.
 
Three safeguards against the Devils tricks:
1. Talk = pray.  Joshua 9:14 – “they did not ask counsel of the Lord.”  Philippians 4:6 “Pray about everything.”
2. Test – 1 John 1:1 “test the spirits”  You can trust God’s Word (the Bible) and the Holy Spirit
3. Trust = faith – God keeps His promises.  Matthew 7:9 “Which of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone?…
 
The devil tricks but Jesus treats!