THIS IS WAR
July 26, 2020
Ephesians 6:10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. (NIV)
The Apostle Paul tells us that we are in a war.
You are in a spiritual battle. If you are ignorant or ignore that fact, you probably aren’t winning the battle.
Man a threefold being,
2 Corinthians 10:3-4: For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.
Bible says we don’t have to fight the devil – we just have to stand!
Colossians 2:15. It says,“In this way God took away Satan’s power to accuse you of sin, and God openly displayed to the whole world Christ’s triumph at the cross where your sins were all taken away.”
There is a lot indicated by that one word, stand.
· It means that we are going to be
· It means that we must not be
· It means that we must not ; nor be uncertain or half-hearted in the fight (no self-pity is allowed).
· It means that we are at our
· It means that we do not give even a
John 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)
TAKE A STAND FOR
Romans 1:16 (NIV) For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.
Psalm 140:1 Rescue me, LORD, from evildoers; protect me from the violent, 2 who devise evil plans in their hearts and stir up war every day. (NIV)
James 4:1 Where do you think all these appalling wars and quarrels come from? Do you think they just happen? Think again. They come about because you want your own way, and fight for it deep inside yourselves. (MSG)
TAKE A STAND FOR THE
Luke 8:11 ”Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. 12 Those by the wayside are the ones who hear; then the devil comes and takes away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved. (NKJV)
James 1:21 (NLT) So get rid of all the filth and evil in your lives, and humbly accept the word God has planted in your hearts, for it has the power to save your souls.
TAKE A STAND
Psalm 133 :1 A Song of Ascents. Of David. Behold, how good and how pleasant it is For brethren to dwell together in unity! 2 It is like the precious oil upon the head, Running down on the beard, The beard of Aaron, Running down on the edge of his garments. 3 It is like the dew of Hermon, Descending upon the mountains of Zion; For there the Lord commanded the blessing– Life forevermore. (NKJV)