ASK: Why is it impossible for the devil and his demons to stop me?
ANSWER: Because God planned out your life a long time ago. And He designed an unstoppable plan.
1). Jeremiah 29:11 (AMP)- For I know the plans and thoughts that I have for you,’ says the Lord, ‘plans for peace and well-being and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
Thus far in this study, we have looked at three reasons why Satan and his demons cannot stop you (without your assistance):
Reason # 1- Because God and His angelic army goes “before” you.
Reason # 2- Because God and his mighty army of angels go “with” you.
Now we have come to the third reason:
Reason # 3- God has designed and executed a well thought out plan for your life. His plans are unstoppable by demonic forces.
LESSON THEME: God had developed a great plan for your life. He specifically designed it for you alone. Satan cannot stop that plan. Only you can do that.
- The Planning Session
God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit, and the Holy angels conduct “planning sessions”. The Bible often refers to these as “councils”. During these planning sessions they lay out what they want to accomplish with/through your life in the earth. You were born for a specific reason(s) and purpose.
2). Jeremiah 23:18 (KJV)- 18 For who hath stood in the counsel of the Lord, and hath perceived and heard his word? who hath marked his word, and heard it?
What Jeremiah is basically asking is this, “When God held His planning session, were you there? Were you seated around the table with the other planning commissioners?
3). Jeremiah 23:22 (KJV)- 22 But if they had stood in my counsel, and had caused my people to hear my words, then they should have turned them from their evil way, and from the evil of their doings.
4). Jeremiah 23:22 (GNT)- If they had known my secret thoughts, then they could have proclaimed my message to my people and could have made them give up the evil lives they live and the wicked things they do.
AWARENESS STATEMENT: God has some “secrets”, that He has kept from man.But He does share some “secrets” with men and women. These “secrets” originated during His “council”, or strategy meetings.
a). Amos 3:7 (KJV)- Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.
b). Amos 3:7 (GNT)- The Sovereign Lord never does anything without revealing his plan to his servants, the prophets.
c) Ezekiel 13:9 (AMP)- “So My hand will be against the [counterfeit] prophets who see (make up) empty and delusive visions and who give lying prophecies. They will have no place in the [secret] council of My people, nor will they be recorded in the register of the house of Israel, nor will they enter into the land of Israel, that you may know [without any doubt] that I am the Lord God.
d). Genesis 18:17- The Lord said, “Shall I keep secret from Abraham [My friend and servant] what I am going to do,
BIBLICAL POINT: You were, and still are, a topic in heaven. Your name and life is on God’s agenda every day!
So, once again, the devil cannot stop God’s plan for your life, because God thought and planned it out a very long time ago.
5). Psalm 89:7 (GNT)- You are feared in the council of the holy ones; they all stand in awe of you.
6). Psalm 89:7 (AMP)- A God greatly feared and reverently worshiped in the council of the holy [angelic] ones, And awesome above all those who are around Him?
MAIN POINT: Satan and his demons cannot stop what God has long ago planned for your life. He came up with a perfect plan.
7). Isaiah 14:24-27 (MSG)- (vs. 24)- Exactly as I planned, it will happen. Following my blueprints, it will take shape. (vs. 25)- I will shatter the Assyrian who trespasses my land and stomp him into the dirt on my mountains. I will ban his taking and making of slaves and lift the weight of oppression from all shoulders.” (vs. 26)- This is the plan, planned for the whole earth, And this is the hand that will do it, reaching into every nation. (vs. 27)- God-of-the-Angel-Armies has planned it. Who could ever cancel such plans? His is the hand that’s reached out. Who could brush it aside?
8). Psalm 33:10-11 (AMP)- (vs. 10)- The Lord nullifies the counsel of the nations;
He makes the thoughts and plans of the people ineffective. (vs. 11)- The counsel of the Lord stands forever, The thoughts and plans of His heart through all generations.
9). Psalm 33:10-11 (GNT)- (vs. 10)- The Lord frustrates the purposes of the nations;
he keeps them from carrying out their plans. (vs.11)-But his plans endure forever;
his purposes last eternally.
CLOSING THOUGHT: Trust God’s plans for your life.