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| Author: Dele Oke

Questions for discussion - Two kingdoms

Two kingdoms

Introduction


Genesis 3:1 Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, "Has God indeed said, 'You shall not eat of every tree of the garden'?" (NKJV)


Who is satan?
Genesis 3 seems to assume we are aware of his existence.
This shoddy figure still stalks his victims in disguise today.
His camouflage is so effective that many, even Christians, seem to doubt that he is a real being. This should not surprise us since he is an expert at transforming himself to appear as something else - 2 Corinthians 11:14.

Satan is a being that has form, shape and intelligence. Jesus made this clear.


John 10:9-10
10 The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
NKJV

He is active in stealing from us the treasures of life.


Matt 13:19-20
19 When anyone hears the word of the kingdom, and does not understand it, then the wicked one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart. This is he who received seed by the wayside.
NKJV

He is the enemy of our souls who prowls about like a lion.


Matt 13:19-20
19 When anyone hears the word of the kingdom, and does not understand it, then the wicked one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart. This is he who received seed by the wayside.
NKJV

He is like a lion in character. Lions go for the easiest and weakest prey. They seek the weak isolated or ignorant animal and pounce when it is least expected.

Questions

1. In the natural realm, what do we mean by ?Kingdom??

2. Who is Queen Elizabeth Windsor and where does she reign?

3. What does the Bible mean by the Kingdom of God?
Matthew 9:35, Matthew 24:14, Mark 1:14

4. Try and identify the different realms of the kingdom of God from
Hebrews 12: 22-24?

5. What do the tittles given to satan in the following passages tell us about his domain?
John 12:31, 2 Corinthians 4:4

6. Do you think satan has anything to do with sickness and disease?
Luke 13:11-16, Acts 10:38, 1 John 3:8

7. We know that man met satan in the garden.
Genesis 3:1, Corinthians 11:3, Revelations 12:9

How did he get there?
Ezekiel 28: 14-18, Isaiah 14: 12-17

Notice how many times the word ?I? appears in Isaiah 14: 12-17.
Talk about being self-centred.

8. When God made the world, who did He give the domain too?
Psalm 8:3-9, Genesis 1:26

9. How did satan get the domain from man and become the ?god of this world??
Luke 4: 5-7, 1 Corinthians 4:4, Ephesians 2: 1-4, 1 John 5:19

10. What kind of structure does satan?s kingdom have?
Ephesians 6:12

11. Are we under the kingdom of satan?
Ephesians 6:12

12. What role does the church play in the kingdom of God?
Ephesians 3: 9-13

13. Names in the bible have meaning
Can you mention some of the names satan is referred to in the Bible?
What do these names tell you about satan?

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