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This mean WAR! SPIRITUAL WARFARE (3)

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USING GOD’S WORD TO RENEW OUR MINDS AND DO BATTLELET’S TAKE THE THINGS THAT WE HAVE ON THE BOARD AND PRACTICE USING GOD’S WORD TO FACE THESE ISSUES. Q: WHAT DOES GOD TELL US THAT HELP US IN THE SPIRITUAL BATTLE AGAINST THESE THINGS? APATHY Q: what truth does god give us to overcome apathy? tells us to be zealous for serving God.
ESVDo not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord.
ESVwho gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.
“no one will care” Negativity: HATE SELF-IMAGEGOING TO WAR AGAINST THE ENEMY
ESVFor though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ,
Q: WHAT IS A STRONGHOLD IN WARFARE? Q: WHAT ARE THE STRONGHOLDS IN THE SPIRITUAL WAR WE ARE IN? Q: WHAT STRONGHOLDS DOES THE ENEMY HAVE IN YOUR HEART? Q: WHAT DIVINE POWER DO WE HAVE TO DESTROY STRONGHOLDS? Divine power through God’s word Jesus is an exampleThe Holy Spirit in our hearts to bring to mind God’s word and convict us of the truth. Last week we listed some of the things that Satan uses to get to us individually. We are going to look at some of these things specifically. We are attacked spiritually very specifically. Satan knows our weaknesses are and goes for our weak spots just as he did Jesus in the wilderness. These things written on the board are examples of specific weaknesses. We need to know what they are so we know how to defend against them. For example: illustration…go through each response and ask how we can overcome each one... USING GOD’S WORD TO RENEW OUR MINDS AND DO BATTLELET’S TAKE THE THINGS THAT WE HAVE ON THE BOARD AND PRACTICE USING GOD’S WORD TO FACE THESE ISSUES. Q: WHAT DOES GOD TELL US THAT HELP US IN THE SPIRITUAL BATTLE AGAINST THESE THINGS? Apathy Q: what truth does god give us to overcome apathy? tells us to be zealous for serving God.
“Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord.”
Romans 12:11 ESV
Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord.
Titus 2:14 ESV
who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.
ESVwho gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.
“no one will care” - God cares
negativity - etc...
Philippians 4:8 ESV
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
If Satan cannot win us back he will seek to make us ineffective in the kingdom as possible. Q: What does the enemy do to keep us ineffective in our work in the kingdom? Not growing spiritually so that we do not bear fruit or gain any ground...’
ESVFor if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Q: What does this verse imply you will be if you are not growing in Christ? You will be ineffective and unfruitful. Fear; being to afraid to get out of your comfort zone to serve. Being too busy for Kingdom work. The enemy gets us to believe that we do not have time to give to growing closer to God. Example:Joshua 1:7-9 someone read this passages.
ESVOnly be strong and very courageous, being careful to do according to all the law that Moses my servant commanded you. Do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may have good success wherever you go. This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
Q: What was the number one factor to Joshua (and Israel’s) success? We are attacked spiritually very specifically. Satan knows our weaknesses are and goes for our weak spots just as he did Jesus in the wilderness. These things written on the board are examples of specific weaknesses. We need to know what they are so we know how to defend against them. For example: illustration…go through each response and ask how we can overcome each one...
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