“Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” (Ephesians 6:11-12)
This week we will be looking at the topic of Spiritual Warfare.
The forces of good and the forces of evil are in a battle for the souls of men and women, of boys and girls. Satan and his demonic cohorts seek to make evil acceptable.
AUTHORITY MUST BE STRATEGICALLY EXERCISED
Person must be right with the Lord. No unconfessed sin. You cannot fight spiritual battles if you are not under God’s authority.
If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me: (Psalm 66:18)
Right position. We are praying from earth to heaven instead of Heaven to earth.
And hath raised [us] up together, and made [us] sit together in heavenly [places] in Christ Jesus: (Ephesians 2:6) Our position is seated with God.
Right power is in Calvary.
And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. (Revelation 12:11)
Use your testimony against Satan. Be willing to serve Jesus even unto death.
James 4:7-8 says, “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.”
Romans 8:37 says, “Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.”
John 16:33 says, “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”
1 John 4:4 says, “Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.”
1 John 5:5 says, “Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?”
Satan is defeated! Go in the power of the resurrected Christ.
Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001