The Devil's Working Overtime All The Time
Before someone says that that title isn't original with me I will agree. I first heard it when Dr. Delashmit preached it. I don't know who wrote it first and I am not going to split hairs. I know if Dr. Delashmit wrote it that he wouldn't care if someone else used it. As a matter of fact he gave me a copy of the sermon and told me to preach it. I have preached that message in Baraboo, Kane, Wood River, and some other places I can't remember.
The first way the devil is working overtime all the time is "Diluting The Scriptures". If you check it out you can see how he has used people to water down the word of God. I can't tell you the number of times I have heard people share what they called God's Word and it was watered down. Many will not call sin by it's name. The don't want to offend anyone. That is the problem with the devils' work. He uses preachers, teachers, laymen, and so on to water down God's message. If you aren't man enough to call sin what it really is, why don't you hang up your spurs?
The second way the devil is working overtime all the time is "Duplicating The Savior". We have only one man who died on the cross for our sins and His name is Jesus. There is only one man with nail prints in His hands and His name is Jesus. There is only one man with a pierced side and His name is Jesus. We have all kinds of religions who claim that their god is the true God but none of them ever raised from the dead. None of them could have victory over death, except Jesus the Son of God.
The third way the devil is working overtime all the time is "Discouraging The Saved". In my 33 years of ministry I have seen Christian after Christian who the devil discouraged. I spent a large part of my ministry trying to encourage the believers. Some were encouraged and some allowed the devil to discourage them. If God's people would just grab ahold of God's Word and claim His promises, they would know we have a great deal to be encouraged about.
The fourth way the devil is working overtime all the time is "Developing The Sin". Satan works in the lives of people and they allow him to put thoughts into their minds. Satan will tempt us but we must not yield to his temptation. Satan tries to make sin looks look good. He develops a beautiful picture in the mind of those he wants to deceive and once they are in his hooks he has won.
The fifth way the devil is working overtime all the time is "Deceiving The Sinner". Satan deceives the sinner by making them think sin isn't that bad. He uses lies and he makes sin look fun. When a drug dealer trys to get someone to take drugs they don't tell them about the bad effects they tell them how much they will enjoy it. Satan works the same way.
The sixth and last way the devil is working overtime all the time is "Destroying The Saints". Satan will do his best to destroy the testimony of the Christian. If he can make them look bad he will destroy their testimony and discourage them. Many Christians lose strength against the devil because they let him get a foothold in their lives. They give an inch and he takes a mile. Don't give satan a speck of room in your live because he will use it to destroy you.
The Devil Is Working Overtime All The Time.