He has constructed a massive web of evil to lure you away from God. He uses many different techniques to lure you away from God—materialism, sex, and beliefs that distort what the Bible teaches, to name a few. Self becomes the ruler of us—not God, evidenced by adopting attitudes of craving physical pleasure, craving everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions 1 John 2:16. But when the man and woman—Adam and Even—chose to disobey God, consequences were passed down from that point on, generation to generation. You're either following Jesus or following Satan as the Commander-in-Chief of your life. Don't believe in the devil? You may have no clue that there's a silent, spiritual battle going on all around you, but that doesn't mean the battle doesn't exist. Decide What You're Going to Do Once you begin to get the picture about the spiritual battle, you must decide what you're going to do.
And what does it mean to resist the devil? He uses many different techniques to lure you away from God—materialism, sex, and beliefs that distort what the Bible teaches, to name a few. You must decide which kingdom you will stand for: light or darkness, right or wrong, or hell, God or Satan. Think you're getting pressure only from your parents and your peers? Let's face it: We all struggle with the desire to serve and please ourselves, to try to live our lives ignoring God Romans 8:5, 8; Ephesians 2:3. He is passionate about connecting with, engaging and influencing young people — and parents — to live their lives for and like Jesus. The battle is real, and we're all involved, like it or not. You may just be dabbling with Satanism and the occult. But don't get caught in a trap of the extremes some people have: blaming the devil for everything, and seeing demons everywhere.
There's no in-between John 8:44; Ephesians 2:2; 1 John 3:8, 5:19. Whatever your situation, this book is for you. Steve is a professional drummer and a member of the Recording Academy. Satan may not be directly involved when you are tempted to sin or enticed by the darkness, but he's definitely the inspiration behind it. The result is paranoia about the entire demonic world.
Steve Russo is a radio host, a drummer, the author of more than a dozen books including and , and a dad of three. Isn't it amazing how far people will go to feel important or to gain status? Yet those who follow Jesus are warned not to love the world or anything in the world 1 John 2:15. Just look at what is taking place on your campus, in the news, or in the broken families in your neighborhood. After identifying the sources of peril, Russo equips readers with the biblical tools needed for combatting the forces of evil and points them to the true Source of power. Satan already knows what the church needs to be aware of: Teens are not just the future of this nation and the world—they're the present as well. Excerpted from by Steve Russo.
This tendency is still with us even after we become followers of Christ. God wants you to be a beacon of light in your home, on your campus, and in your community. If you want answers, check out God's Word. Satan has two great allies: the world system and the flesh. If Satan can get you to believe a lie—like he doesn't exist—then he's able to do what he pleases, and you'll never blame him, fight him, or keep your guard up, watching for his subtle methods.
How are you going to live in the world and stay true to God, choosing His ways rather than giving in to temptation to do things the Enemy's way? Don't forget, you have the freedom to choose, so choose wisely, seeking advice from God at every turn. You may be looking for truth about what you're hearing around school or in the media. Scripture tells us that the entire world is under the control of Satan 2 Corinthians 4:4; Ephesians 2:2. And today, more than ever, I believe God is looking for students who are serious about making a difference. Throughout the school year he attends many public school assemblies, where he performs drum solos and speaks about making better choices in life.
We will partner with churches and organizations to equip and motivate followers of Jesus to be sensitive but proactive in initiating spiritual conversations and continued connection in their circles of influence. Spiritual warfare involves simultaneous action on all battlefronts. Of course, the physical passions aren't always sexual. He has opened in concert for bands like Santana, Fleetwood Mac and Tower of Power. He'll show you the open doorway to New Age religions, Wicca, Satanism, and much more. He is the host of the syndicated radio program Real Answers that is heard on more than 800 stations daily. After becoming a Christian and sensing his call to ministry, Steve served as a youth pastor and later as a Campus Life Area Director for Youth for Christ.
. It's not enough to just believe; let God's Truth direct the way you live. Published by Bethany House Publishers. Satan's first ally is the world in which we live. When God created human beings, He made them perfect. Those consequences include our desires to do things and provide for our needs apart from God.
In this position of power, Satan uses many things of the world to lure us into a hostile position toward God. Steve lives in southern California. If he can get you to believe that lie, then it's not long before he leads you down darker roads. Steve played drums for the Charlie Musselwhite Blues Band, The Harper and Rowe Show, and Illusionist Steve Baker as well as for a number of West Coast Broadway productions including Guys and Dolls, West Side Story and Sweet Charity. Steve has been involved in both gospel and secular music. There will be no cease-fire or temporary truce.
After identifying the sources of peril, Russo equips readers with the biblical tools needed for combatting the forces of evil and points them to the true Source of power. Author Steve Russo exposes how many seemingly innocent diversions--often seen as just a means of gaining power--can open the door to everything from New Age religions and the occult to Wicca, Satanism, and more. While there's nothing wrong with admiring nice things, it becomes a problem when it goes from appreciation to a must-have mentality. The devil is for real, he's our enemy, and he's playing for keeps. When the devil tempted Jesus in the wilderness, these were also the areas of attack Matthew 4:1-11.