Heightened Spiritual Warfare
In all my years of serving the Lord, 53 years of pastoring and full-time ministry in three countries and in over 30 nations. I have never felt nor experienced the level of Spiritual Warfare we are experiencing in the world today.
1. The World is Experiencing a Heightened Level of Spiritual Warfare.
Luke 10:18, Jesus said, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.”
John 10:10 NKJV, The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy.
The THIEF = A real spiritual person.
Ephesians 6:11NLT, Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil.
Voice: His evil schemes.
NLV: Traps of devil. Strategies
Ephesians 4:27, “Do not give the devil a foothold.” (Opportunity, place)
WEAPONS of the Devil.
2 Corinthians 2:11 NIV, In order that Satan might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes.
Isaiah 54:17, NKJV, No weapon formed against you shall prosper,
Formed = Designed, molded or construed just to attack you.
Matthew 11:12 ESV, “From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven has suffered violence, and the violent take it by force.”
The Church is not a SOCIAL CLUB.
The Church is not a COFFE SHOP TO HANGOUT.
1 Timothy 3:15 NKJV, I write so that you may know how you ought to conduct yourself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.
Our mandate is to present biblical TRUTH until Jesus returns.
(Read: Romans 1:18-30)
Proverbs 14:12 NKJV, “There is a way that seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.”
Matthew 15:14, KJV, “Blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.”
Ephesians 5:11 NKV, Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.
2. Major areas of heightened Spiritual Warfare.
Personal = Your walk with God.
Church = The Assembly
Family = Home.
3. Jesus promised us Power over all the power of the enemy.
Luke 10:17-19, Then the seventy returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name.” 18 And He said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. 19 Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
Acts 1:8, But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
1 Corinthians 14:4 NLT, A person who speaks (prays) in tongues is strengthened personally.
4. The Challenge: Stand Strong on His Promise of Power.
Hebrews 10:23-25 NLT, Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise. 24 Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. 25 And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.
Acts 2:42 AMP, They were continually and faithfully devoting themselves to the instruction of the apostles, and to fellowship, to eating meals together and to prayers.
John 14:26 NKJV, But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.
You can be victorious over all strategies of the enemy.
No weapon formed against you will prosper.
Greater is he that is in you than he that is in the world.
Have a great week,