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Friday, 08 January 2010

Spiritual Warfare -- Important Facts


A. Some Rules of Spiritual Warfare:
1. The moment we become Christians and switch our allegiance from the camp of Satan to the camp of Christ; we become involved in spiritual warfare. From that moment on our daily existence will be a series of battles in which Satan tries to distract, demoralize and defeat us. We will never live in peaceful coexistence with Satan. We simply must learn to fight. 2 Corinthians 10:3-6 Vs.
3 For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. Vs. 4 The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have DIVINE POWER to DEMOLISH strongholds. Vs. 5 We DEMOLISH arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we TAKE CAPTIVE every thought to make it OBEDIENT to Christ. Vs. 6 And we will be ready to punish every act of disobedience, once YOUR OBEDIENCE IS COMPLETE.


A. Some Rules of Spiritual Warfare:
1. The moment we become Christians and switch our allegiance from the camp of Satan to the camp of Christ; we become involved in spiritual warfare. From that moment on our daily existence will be a series of battles in which Satan tries to distract, demoralize and defeat us. We will never live in peaceful coexistence with Satan. We simply must learn to fight.
2. We will NEVER outgrow spiritual warfare. Again, we simply must learn to fight.
 3. Defeat in battle CANNOT HAPPEN without our PERMISSION!
4. Our constant struggle is the proof that we have not been defeated.
 5. Those unwilling to lose never do. Make up your mind that you will never be defeated and you will never quit.
6. We must always remember that we have been provided with divine weapons with which we are to engage the enemy, demolish his strongholds, and take captive every argument and lie he would brins against God, His Kingdom, and His people {2 Corinthians 10:3-6}.
7. We must always be clothed in the Armour of God, and stand firm in battle with the Lord Jesus Christ {Romans 13:12-14; Ephesians 6:10-18}.
8. The battle belongs to the Lord {2 Samuel 17:47}.

B. So many Christians have become passive and fearful. Some are satisfied just to believe the right things, and and attend church services and activities each week. They have become lukewarm and complacent. This type of lifestyle is quite different that that to which the believer has been called, and will have disastrous consequences for those who live it {Revelation 3:14-22}. The body of Christ belongs to God and like parts of our own bodies we cannot function independently of the rest of the body and still be effective or survive. We require the assistance and support of other parts of the body, our fellow believers, in order to function properly. This assistance and support can only serve to make us stronger and more effective in our ministry and purpose {1 Corinthians 12:12-26; Ecclesiastes 4:9-12}.

C. On behalf of each other we need to realize that:
1. We must actively engage the enemy on behalf of our fellow believers.
 2. We must put aside our passive attitudes toward our faith.
3. There can be no spiritual power without spiritual authority.
   a. We have the authority to over come all the power of the the enemy {Luke 10:18,19}.
   b. The power we have is supported by God’s authority. Satan’s power is supported only by Satan {Job 1:6-12}.
4. Our attitude must that of a spiritual overcomer. We must be willing to become spiritual conquerors {Romans 8:35-39}.
5. If we are being spiritually oppressed by Satan in one or more areas of our life it is because we have given Satan permission to enter those areas, and only we can withdraw that permission.
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