MI 361 Lesson 12 audio PPTSpiritual Warfare Lesson 4

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Spiritual Warfare: Spiritual Warfare Robert D. Patton Missionary to Suriname The Crown College and Baptist World Mission Spiritual Warfare: Spiritual Warfare Lesson 4 False prophets: False prophets Be careful even in the church just because someone seems sincere, has a good personality, etc. The basis is truth and righteousness . False prophets are often involved in immorality - usually sex or money False prophets have an independent spirit and are not submissive Be careful of signs and wonders: Be careful of signs and wonders Deut 13 goes on to tell us that even if our own family entices us, we must kill them with stones. Jesus also warns: Mk. 13:[22] For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect . See also Mt. 7:21-23 False prophets: False prophets God broke up the rule over men into Prophets - preaching & teaching Priests - pastoring & shepherding Kings - administration No one can handle all authority without getting into trouble except the Lord Jesus Christ Deceiving spirits - I Tim. 4:1; I Jn. 4:1-6: Deceiving spirits - I Tim. 4:1; I Jn. 4:1-6 We need discernment to distinguish right and wrong I Tim.4: [ 1 ] Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils ; I Jn. 4:[ 1 ] Beloved, believe not every spirit , but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world . Deceiving spirits: Deceiving spirits I Jn. 4:[ 2 ] Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God :[ 3 ] And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world. God’s word is the truth that reveals their lies: God’s word is the truth that reveals their lies Jn 17:17 Thy Word is truth Jn. 8 :[ 31 ] Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him , If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed ; [ 32] And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free . Eph. 6:[ 14 ] Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth , and having on the breastplate of righteousness; False beliefs – seeking tongues for power: False beliefs – seeking tongues for power To seek tongues is can open the door to demonic deception . This is also true with healing – be careful of the source of healing The filling of the Holy Spirit happens when we are under the control of the Holy Spirit, and will demonstrate the fruit of the Spirit False beliefs: False beliefs People can have mediumistic gifts which are Hereditary Through occult participation Occult transference may come through laying on of hands . Be careful who does this to you, and under which circumstances Victory in Christ: Victory in Christ We need to see that our position in Christ now is not the same as before the cross. We are now victors through the victory which Jesus won for us on the cross Victory through the Cross: Victory through the Cross Jesus won the victory on the cross over: Our old nature: Gal. 2:20 The world system: Gal. 6:14 The devil: Colossians 2:14-15 Victory over our old self-focused nature: Victory over our old self-focused nature Galatians 2:[20 ] I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me : and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. Victory over the world system: Victory over the world system Galatians 6:[14] But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world. Victory over the devil: Victory over the devil Colossians 2:[14] Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;[ 15] And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it The situation with Jesus before the cross – power: The situation with Jesus before the cross – power Jesus exercised power over the demons Jesus gave His disciples and apostles power too So we see that these worked primarily with power encounters… But satan was not yet defeated at the cross by the death of Christ The situation after the cross: The situation after the cross Satan is a defeated foe : Col. 2:14-15 Blotting out the handwriting of ordi-nances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way , nailing it to his cross, and having spoiled principalities and powers , he made a show of the openly, triumphing over them in it. The situation after the cross: The situation after the cross Heb. 2:14-15 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is the devil ; and deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage . Our position in Christ is crucial: Our position in Christ is crucial Ephesians 1:19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come . Our position in Christ: Our position in Christ Ephesians 2:4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, even when we were dead in sins , hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved), and hath raised us up together , and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus The situation with believers:: The situation with believers: Strengths: Our impregnable position in Christ The truth of God’s word The community of faith for support and advice and prayer As believers, we must beware: As believers, we must beware Humanistic world-view if not rejected, which minimizes the spirit world and demons as superstition Ancestral background can exist – affirm your position in Christ We must eliminate ground, pockets of resistance through ignorance, distrust & rebellion As believers, we must beware: As believers, we must beware The Christian may think he is immune to demonic attacks, when in fact he is a special target of demonic attacks He may be open to the supernatural without critically evaluating the source, assuming all gifts are from the Holy Spirit. As believers, we must beware: As believers, we must beware He may have been warned not to grieve the Spirit by testing the spirits – but the Word of God given by the Holy Spirit commands us to test the spirits … Total surrender is needed: Total surrender is needed God shows Himself powerful in our weakness He is glorified in this way – and He will not give His glory to another! What about fighting spiritual warfare: What about fighting spiritual warfare Give yourself totally to the Lord We are 100% safe in Christ We are 100% in danger outside of Christ Then stand against the devil using your spiritual armor Remember that you cannot win the flesh in your own strength = Flesh does not cast out flesh Winning spiritually: Winning spiritually We need to be filled with the Spirit and then walk in the Spirit Cast all our troubles and cares on the Lord Seek His will for us at all times Thirst for the filling of the Spirit Filling with the Spirit: Filling with the Spirit It is not us getting more of the Spirit, but emptying ourselves of self so that He can have all of us As we stay in this condition, we will be attacked by the Evil One, but we will be in a position of victory Practical spiritual Warfare: Practical spiritual Warfare How to help those oppressed by evil spirits What are some of the doors we open to evil spirits: What are some of the doors we open to evil spirits Witchcraft Family spirits False teaching Bitterness What are some of the doors we open to evil spirits: What are some of the doors we open to evil spirits Pride Rebellion Sexual issues Anger, resentment, etc. Eliminating ground given to evil spirits: Eliminating ground given to evil spirits 40% of the world has a basic animistic worldview. Virtually all of the major religions of the world have had influence from and belief in evil spirits. Open door #1 – Witchcraft, a common open door: Open door #1 – Witchcraft, a common open door Any sort of witchcraft, in which we open ourselves to worship the creature more than the creator, can open the door to evil spirits and give them ground in our lives Direct satanic worship, offerings, etc. Worship of idols – think of Buddha, Hindu temples, etc. Open door #1 Witchcraft: Open door #1 Witchcraft Remember that lust for things is as the sin of witchcraft (covetousness) Contact with evil spirits – seances , etc. Amulets to protect ourselves – think of medals that have been blessed, etc. Bowing before any object – think of the wafer of the Catholic church, for example The Bush-Negro culture has much witchcraft: The Bush-Negro culture has much witchcraft Often the woman when pregnant will make contact directly with the witchdoctor. If she has trouble getting pregnant, she will go sooner She may make further contact and do certain things during the pregnancy Bush-Negro culture: Bush-Negro culture After delivery: “ poeroe da pikin na doro ” – the child is introduced to the spirits, including dead ancestors, etc Marks to protect against the evil eye Amulets to protect early in childhood Witchcraft for any sickness Bush-Negro culture: Bush-Negro culture Using Amulets around the body Wearing jewelry which has been “blessed” Burying witchcraft items in the ground near the house Putting things over the door, or on the path to the garden Bush-Negro culture: Bush-Negro culture “Washing” to come clean with witchcraft items, especially New Year Using white clay “ Pimba doti ” over the body Burial ceremonies which have much witchcraft in them Open doors #2 – Family : Open doors #2 – Family Exodus 20:3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me. 4. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the water under the earth, Open doors #2 – Family : Open doors #2 – Family Exodus 20: 5. Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them; for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the sinners upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate Mi; 6. And showing mercy unto thousands that love Me, and keep My commandments. Open doors #2 – Family : Open doors #2 – Family Deut. 5:[ 8] Thou shalt not make thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the waters beneath the earth :[ 9] Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me Generational sins: Generational sins When I participate in witchcraft, I can adversely influence my family to the fourth generation. My family to the fourth generation can influence me as well. This statement is mentioned repeatedly in the Old Testament. Generational sins – Daniel’s confession : Generational sins – Daniel’s confession Daniel 9: [ 6 ] Neither have we hearkened unto thy servants the prophets, which spake in thy name to our kings, our princes, and our fathers, and to all the people of the land .[ 7 ] O Lord, righteousness belongeth unto thee, but unto us confusion of faces, as at this day; to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and unto all Israel, that are near, and that are far off, through all the countries whither thou hast driven them, because of their trespass that they have trespassed against thee. Generational sins - Daniel: Generational sins - Daniel Daniel 9:[8] O Lord, to us belongeth confusion of face, to our kings, to our princes, and to our fathers, because we have sinned against thee .[ 9 ] To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses , though we have rebelled against him Generational sins: Generational sins This is apparently the basis foe the hold of the evil spirits on many of our people in Suriname…. But this can be broken Any oaths Any witchcraft To the 4 th generation – ourselves, parents, grandparents, and parents of grandparents False teachings: False teachings Accepting false doctrine can open doors through the “doctrine of demons” False teachings need to be renounced and confessed Open door #3 False teachings in such religions as…: Open door #3 False teachings in such religions as… Roman Catholicism Worship of Maria Worship of the saints Use of idols, rosary Belief in sacramental salvation Hinduism Worship of many many gods Offerings to idols, etc. Open door #3 False teachings in such religions as…: Open door #3 False teachings in such religions as… “Christian cults” such as. Jehovah’s Witnesses Denial of the deity of Christ Denial of the trinity Denial of hell Placing the writings of the Watchtower organization too high, etc Open door #3 False teachings in such religions as…: Open door #3 False teachings in such religions as… “Christian cults” such as Mormonism Baptism for the dead Denial of deity of Christ, etc. Dealing with false teaching: Dealing with false teaching Removal of objects associated with the religion – idols, amulets, etc. Renunciation of false teachings Separation from false teachers Sexual immorality: Sexual immorality I believe that this works through the one flesh relationship.Any evil spirits affecting one of the partners can apparently spread to the other Sexual immorality: Sexual immorality Sexual immorality plays an important role in satanic worship. Found in Baal- Peor where the Israelite men committed fornication with Moabite women Sexual immorality: Sexual immorality Numbers 25 :[ 1 ] And Israel abode in Shittim , and the people began to commit whoredom with the daughters of Moab .[ 2] And they called the people unto the sacrifices of their gods: and the people did eat, and bowed down to their gods . [ 3 ] And Israel joined himself unto Baal- peor : and the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel. Rebellion against God-given authority: Rebellion against God-given authority I Samuel 15:22 And Samuel said, Hath the Lord as great delight in burnt-offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams. 23. For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry . Rebellion: Rebellion Saul ended up Oppressed by an evil spirit Trying to kill the anointed of God Consulting a medium He and his sons were killed by the Philistines Pride: Pride I Tim. 3:7 Moreover, he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil. James 4:6 But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud , and giveth grace unto the humble I Peter 5:5b Yea, all of you be subject to one another, and be clothed with humility, for God resisteth the proud , and giveth grace to the humble. Peter opened the door: Peter opened the door Peter joined in boasting about who would be the greatest of the disciples Satan wanted to sift him as wheat Jesus prayed for him Peter slept during Christ’s prayer Peter ended up denying that he even knew Christ Bitterness: Bitterness Hebrews 12:15 Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled. Bitterness ties us to the person who we resent We need to forgive – not primarily for them, but for us to become free Bitterness – often the number one door in Christians: Bitterness – often the number one door in Christians My father-in-law, a Christian psychiatrist, found 50% of Christians in churches admitted to long-standing bitterness & resentment Bitterness – often the number one door in Christians: Bitterness – often the number one door in Christians Ephesians 4:30 And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. 31. Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour , and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice, 31. And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you. Anger, wrath: Anger, wrath Ephesians 4:26 Be ye angry, and sin not; let not the sun go down upon your wrath; 27. Neither give place to the devil. Normally, we sin when we feel that our personal rights have been violated, and we can give place to the devil…

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