The Church in Moses Lake is a meeting place for Christians and Believers who live in the Moses Lake, Washington area. We meet in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. We gather together to read and share the Word of God and encourage one another in our Life in Christ. You are most welcome to join us in Praise and Worship, but If you are not able to attend, the recorded messages are available to minister to you. You will find our meeting times and location on the Contact Us tab.
Definition: An adversary, opponent, enemy, hostile opponent.
1Then Jesus said to him, “Away with you,fn Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the LORD your God, and Him only you shall serve.’ ”
2But He turned and said to Peter, “Get behind Me, Satan! You are an offense to Me, for you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men.”3But Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and keep back part of the price of the land for yourself?
4And the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.
5Do not deprive one another except with consent for a time, that you may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again so that Satan does not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.6Now whom you forgive anything, I also forgive. For if indeed I have forgiven anything, I have forgiven that one for your sakes in the presence of Christ, lest Satan should take advantage of us; for we are not ignorant of his devices.7For though I might desire to boast, I will not be a fool; for I will speak the truth. But I refrain, lest anyone should think of me above what he sees me to be or hears from me. And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure.
Life at its best is Very Brief ... Like the falling of a leaf.
High in the tree the tiny bud grew until it was a full leaf spreading towards the heavens, glorying in the life flowing in its veins, basking in the sunny expanse above. Green and thriving, it was seated confidently in its lofty place. After many days the seasons began to change. The supply of life to the leaf gradually ebbed away and it became dry and discolored. Soon its weakened stem broke from the tree and the leaf began its downward course. Though it was momentarily borne upward by passing winds, it always resumed its descent. In a short time it joined others who had passed the same way to the cold damp ground beneath, where there was no glory, no more encouraging winds, no more life. Its life at best was very brief.
God likens man to a leaf. Isaiah 64:6 says, “we all do fade as a leaf.” Man experiences a certain kind of life - human life. This is in many respects a wonderful life. Yet none could argue; this wonderful life is fading one. Over and over again it tells the same story, ever announcing that its supply is limited, its span is brief, every crying out that there is something missing, something lacking.
Yet there is another life - an ever-new, ever-living, ever-green life that is wonderful in every aspect and short of nothing. Jesus said, “I came that they may have life and may have it abundantly” (John 10:10). God has offered His own life to us. When we have Him, we experience the life of the One who is evergreen.
If you want to experience the wonderful life of Jesus Christ, pray the following prayer with deep sincerity: “Lord Jesus, my life is fading away. Everything is so temporary. The enjoyment of living is growing less and less. I do want to receive the life You came to giveme, so I ask You to come into me now and fill me with Your life.”
Therefore if any man be in Christ he is a new creation: old things are passed away; behold all things are become new. 2 Cor. 5:17