Swsmc 3-running withhorses-jericho

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Slides from message by Pastor Daniel Foo @ SSMC DGL Retreat June 2013. Running with Horses 3 - Jericho

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Swsmc 3-running withhorses-jericho

  1. 1. Principles from 2 Kings 2:1-14Going through the 4 places:1. Gilgal2. Bethel3. Jericho4. Jordan
  2. 2. Principles from 2 Kings 2:1-14Going through the 4 places:1. Gilgal2. Bethel3. Jericho4. Jordan
  3. 3. What are some Jerichos - Strongholdsin our lives?AHabitualSinCancerParanoia -Gripping fearsEmotionalOutbursts
  4. 4. Jericho is tearing down strongholds2 Corinthians 10:3-5 : 5 Issues3 For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as theworld does. 4 The weapons we fight with are not theweapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divinepower to demolish strongholds. 5We demolish argumentsand every pretension that sets itself up against theknowledge of God, and we take captive every thought tomake it obedient to Christ.
  5. 5. Jericho is tearing down strongholds2 Corinthians 10:3-5: 5 IssuesI. Know our spiritual weapons.II. Seek the true knowledge of God.III. Understand about strongholds.IV. Tearing down strongholds.V. Taking captive every thought.
  6. 6. Mark 16:17-1817 And these signs will follow those who believe: In My namethey will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues;18 they will take up serpents; and if they drink anythingdeadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands onthe sick, and they will recover.”I. Know our spiritual weapons.1. The Name of the Lord Jesus.
  7. 7. I. Know our spiritual weapons.2. The Blood of Christ.Revelation 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood ofthe Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did notlove their lives to the death.
  8. 8. I. Know our spiritual weapons.3. The Word of God.Ephesians 6:13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, sothat when the day of evil comes, you may be able to standyour ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.
  9. 9. I. Know our spiritual weapons.4. The keys of binding and loosing.Matthew 16:19 And I will give you the keys of the kingdomof heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be boundin heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosedin heaven.
  10. 10. II. The true knowledge of God.John 17:3 Now this is eternal life: that they may know You,the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom You have sent.
  11. 11. The true knowledge of God evidenced in:Life that is More and Abundantly - John 10:10bVictoriousLivingFreedom fromBondagesIncreasing Wisdomand RevelationAble tohandle SAFVibrant walkwith God3 John 2Over-comer of sin, theworld and the evil one1 Thessalonians 5:23
  12. 12. The True Knowledge of God is thePROMISED LAND:A. The path of lifeB. The presence of joyC. The pleasures at God’s right handPsalm 16:11 You will show me the path of life; in Yourpresence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasuresforevermore.Ephesians 1:3 2 Peter 1:3-4John 8:32 2 Corinthians 3:17
  13. 13. III. Understanding strongholds.1. Definition of Strongholds:They are mindsets, thought-patterns, ideas,attitudes and beliefs that are Contrary tothe True Knowledge of God.
  14. 14. III. Understanding strongholds.2 Corinthians 10:5 … strongholds… casting downarguments and every high thing that exalts itself against theknowledge of God …
  15. 15. III. Understanding strongholds.A. Arguments / imaginations - “logizomi”James 3:15 Such "wisdom" does not come down fromheaven but is earthly / natural, unspiritual, of the devil.
  16. 16. III. Understanding strongholds.B. Every pretension / every high thing - “hypsoma”2 Corinthians 4:4 The god of this age has blinded theminds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of thegospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.Acts 26:18 to open their eyes, in order to turn them fromdarkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God …
  17. 17. I John 5:18 We know that whoever is born of God does notsin; but he who has been born of God keeps himself, and thewicked one does not touch/harm him.III. Understanding strongholds.2. How are strongholds established? Foothold - Ground - DoorwayEphesians 4:27 and do not give the devil a foothold.
  18. 18. Exodus 20:5 You shall not bow down to them or worshipthem; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishingthe children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourthgeneration of those who hate me …III. Understanding strongholds.2. How are strongholds established?A. Consequences of Generational Iniquities
  19. 19. III. Understanding strongholds.2. How are strongholds established?A. Consequences of Generational Iniquitiese.g. 1 - Sickness and Diseasese.g. 2 - Sexual and Marital Problemse.g. 3 - Financial Problemse.g. 4 - Character Flaws - constant angere.g. 5 - Addiction - to substance /negative behaviour
  20. 20. 1 Thessalonians 5:23 May God himself, the God of peace,sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit,soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our LordJesus Christ.III. Understanding strongholds.2. How are strongholds established?B. The fractured-wounded soul
  21. 21. III. Understanding strongholds.2. How are strongholds established?B. The fractured-wounded soulOur past:i. Unhealed hurtsii. Unresolved issuesiii. Unmet needs
  22. 22. Hebrews 12:15 See to it that no one misses the grace of Godand that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defilemany.III. Understanding strongholds.2. How are strongholds established?C. All personal habitual sins
  23. 23. Galatians 5:19-2119 Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are:adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, 20 idolatry,sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath,selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, 21 envy, murders,drunkenness, revelries, and the like …III. Understanding strongholds.2. How are strongholds established?C. All personal habitual sins
  24. 24. Exodus 20:4-54 You shall not make for yourself a carved image - anylikeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in theearth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; 5 youshall not bow down to them nor serve them …III. Understanding strongholds.2. How are strongholds established?D. All sins directly involving the evil one
  25. 25. Deuteronomy 18:10-1110 Let no one be found among you who sacrifices his son ordaughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery,interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, 11 or castsSpells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consultsthe dead.III. Understanding strongholds.2. How are strongholds established?D. All sins directly involving the evil one
  26. 26. Isaiah 47:13-1413 … Let your astrologers come forward, those stargazerswho make predictions month by month … 14 Surely they arelike stubble; the fire will burn them up. They cannot even savethemselves from the power of the flame …III. Understanding strongholds.2. How are strongholds established?D. All sins directly involving the evil one
  27. 27. James 4:6-106 But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: “God resiststhe proud, But gives grace to the humble.” 7 Thereforesubmit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.8 Draw near to God and He will draw near to you …IV. Tearing down strongholds.- Deliverance - Freedom From Strongholds / Demons
  28. 28. James 4:6-10… Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts,you double-minded. 9 Lament and mourn and weep! Let yourlaughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom.10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will liftyou up.IV. Tearing down strongholds.- Deliverance - Freedom From Strongholds / Demons
  29. 29. 1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just toforgive us our sins and to cleanse us from allunrighteousness.IV. Tearing down strongholds.- Deliverance - Freedom From Strongholds / Demons1. I must humble myself before God.
  30. 30. 2 Corinthians 7:1 … let us purify ourselves fromeverything that contaminates body and spirit, perfectingholiness out of reverence for God.IV. Tearing down strongholds.- Deliverance - Freedom From Strongholds / Demons1. I must humble myself before God.
  31. 31. Numbers 33:52 … destroy all their engraved stones,destroy all their molded images, and demolish all their highplaces; of reverence for God.IV. Tearing down strongholds.- Deliverance - Freedom From Strongholds / Demons1. I must humble myself before God.
  32. 32. 1 Corinthians 12:3 … no one can say, “Jesus is Lord,”except by the Holy Spirit.IV. Tearing down strongholds.- Deliverance - Freedom From Strongholds / Demons2. I must submit myself to God.
  33. 33. IV. Tearing down strongholds.- Deliverance - Freedom From Strongholds / Demons3. After (1) and (2), I can now resist the evil one.This involves:A. My will - choiceB. My faith in the Word of GodC. My exercise of the authority and powerGod gave me.
  34. 34. IV. Tearing down strongholds.- Deliverance - Freedom From Strongholds / Demons4. I must draw near to God.A. Partake / stand on His WordB. Pray / Connect with God continuallyC. Give thanks to GodD. Praise and Worship God
  35. 35. James 1:8 he is a double-minded man, unstable in all hisways.IV. Tearing down strongholds.- Deliverance - Freedom From Strongholds / Demons5. I must not be double-minded.
  36. 36. Romans 8:6 … to be spiritually minded is life and peace …James 4:10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord,and He will lift you up.IV. Tearing down strongholds.- Deliverance - Freedom From Strongholds / Demons6. Continually submit myself to God.
  37. 37. HolySpiritThoughts, Ideas,Suggestions, Proposals,Plans, Decisions ...V. Taking captive every thought in obedienceto Christ.
  38. 38. CONCLUSION - Tearing Down StrongholdsJoshua 6:26 Then Joshua charged them at that time, saying,“Cursed be the man before the Lord who rises up andbuilds this city Jericho …
  39. 39. CONCLUSION - Tearing Down StrongholdsDo you want to be free fromthe Strongholds that blockthe True Knowledge of God- the Blessings of God in your life?

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