Day 2:Spiritual Warfare, 3 January

Day 2:Spiritual Warfare, 3 January

1. The battle is spiritual  

  • It’s important to understand the nature of the battle
  • 1 Samuel 17:45 "You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the LORD Almighty
  • David understood that it was not him vs Goliath

  • The believer does not fight in the flesh
  • Ephesians 6:12 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 heavenly places.
  • The devil can use people who you don’t expect 
  • Matthew 16:23 Jesus turned and said to Peter, "Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns." 

2. Pray for God to help you to  understand the power that you have as a child of God 

  • The church has the power to breakdown what the devil puts in our way 
  • God has guaranteed us victory over the devil
  • Matthew 16:18 upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
  • The whatever the devil tries , he will lose
  • We must not be afraid of anything 
  • One of the devil’s key weapons is fear
  • 2 Timothy 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power, love, and self-control.
  • Those who fear God has nothing else to fear

  • We must excercise our authority 
  • We don’t negotiate with the devil , we just declare
  • Matthew 18:18  "Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.
  • People of authority walk in confidence


3. Pray for the ability to  use spiritual weapons 

  • We have powerful weapons 
  • 2 Cor 10:4 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds,
  • We have spiritual weapons which are better nuclear power

  • Major weapons that we have 
  • Ephesian 6:17 the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God
  • Revelations 12:11 They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb
  • James 5:16 The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.

  • If we don’t use our weapons its not God’s fault 
  • Psalm 78:9 The warriors of Ephraim, though armed with bows, turned their backs and fled on the day of battle.
  • God has equipped us but its our responsibility to use the weapons

4. We must always be prepared for battle 

  • Watch out for the enemy 
  • 1 Peter 5:8 Be alert, be on watch! Your enemy, the Devil, roams around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.
  • The church cannot afford to relax

  • Be careful with the desires of the flesh 
  • Mark 14:38 "Keep watching and praying that you may not come into temptation; the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak."
  • The devil comes through the flesh

  • Ask God to expose the plan of the devil  
  • Matthew 2:12 And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route.
  • May God frustrate every plot that is worked against you .
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