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5-12-2016 The Devil You Say #2

The Devil doesn’t “make” anyone sin, but encourages an individual’s decision to sin!  Judas Iscariot, is a case in point.  He “was a thief, and had the money box; and he used to take what was put in it” (John 12:6 NKJV).  He “was a thief” before he was a betrayer.  He “went to the chief priests and said, ‘What are you willing to give me if I deliver Him to you?’ And they counted out to him thirty pieces of silver. So from that time he sought opportunity to betray Him” (Matthew 26:14-16 NKJV).  “Then Satan entered Judas, surnamed Iscariot, who was numbered among the twelve” (Luke 22:2-3 NKJV). Afterward, at the Lord’s Supper, “after the piece of bread, Satan entered him” (John 13:27 NKJV).  Satan was in control because Judas had given Him control.  However, the Devil can be resisted.

This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

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