KNOW YOUR OPPONENT
An excerpt from the sermon “Corruption: Part 1” by Pastor Rechab Gray
In this text, what is the thing that God wants you to know about your opponent? In Satan’s profile, God puts one word in there, crafty. Crafty. Cunning. Can I say it in a way that’s probably gonna throw some of y’all off? The way the writer of the Proverbs wrote it? The same exact word? Prudent. Insightful. Intellectual. Thoughtful. Methodical. Strategic. Friends, from day one, God wants you to know that you ain’t dealing with no dumb enemy.
from day one, God wants you to know that you ain’t dealing with no dumb enemy.
Now I want you to think about why he would enter a snake. Yeah, we’ve already talked about crafty. Think about the other characteristics of snakes. They are, listen to me, quiet. And camouflaged. They don’t have a roar like a lion. They don’t have the teeth of a tiger. But one bite from the wrong snake will do even more damage than that of a lion or tiger can ever do. This is what’s scary about the prey of a snake. See the antelope, they are usually caught at their demise. But the snakes prey, they’re usually calm at their own. Because most of the time the snake doesn’t have to chase his prey. It’s not even fast enough if it wanted to. Most of the time the prey of a snake is sitting in a place, not of running, but of rest. Because it doesn’t see it coming.
This is the profile of your enemy. And the scariest thing is that we don’t think the devil works like this. So we’re out here looking for tigers and he has been biting the church for years. Know your opponent. Know your opponent.