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Sess#2 Spiritual Warfare 2

  1. 1. Spiritual Warfare for Beginners Reclaiming Lost Ground and the Full Armor of GodSpiritual Warfare for Beginners
  2. 2. Reclaiming Lost Ground x To give ground to the enemy means to permit him to exercise influence over us by the sins and wrong behavior patterns we allow in our lives. – Jim Logan “Reclaiming Lost Ground”Spiritual Warfare for Beginners
  3. 3. Reclaiming Lost Ground x Every attack of the enemy is designed to get your eyes off of Jesus Christ and onto yourself and your problems. – John 10:10-”The thief comes to stead, destroy and to kill.” – How has he tried to do that in your life?Spiritual Warfare for Beginners
  4. 4. Reclaiming Lost Ground x To give ground to the enemy means to permit him to exercise influence over us by the sins and wrong behavior patterns we allow in our lives. x It is a continuum – mental suggestion – full possessionSpiritual Warfare for Beginners
  5. 5. Reclaiming Lost Ground x Stronghold: “A mind set impregnated with hopelessness that causes me to accept as unchangeable something that we know is contrary to the will of God.” x It is built on a foundation of lies x giving ground leads to strongholds and strongholds lead to bondage.Spiritual Warfare for Beginners
  6. 6. Reclaiming Lost Ground x John 8:32 – “Jesus said, “you shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.” x It is the truth that sets us free from the stronghold of lies and deception. – Romans 12:1 – II Corinthians 10:4-5Spiritual Warfare for Beginners
  7. 7. Reclaiming Lost Ground x Gain back ground given to the enemy requires five things – 1. Genuine Repentance – 2. Taking Back Ground y confession of wrong y confession of restoration of the ground surrenderedSpiritual Warfare for Beginners
  8. 8. Reclaiming Lost Ground –3. Tearing down Strongholds –4. Building a tower of truth –5. Taking Thoughts captiveSpiritual Warfare for Beginners
  9. 9. Reclaiming Lost Ground x Ways of giving ground – 1. Occult involvement y Deuternomy 18:9b-14 – 2 Unforgiveness and Bitterness yI Peter 2:19-21 – 3. Pride y Luke 18:10-14Spiritual Warfare for Beginners
  10. 10. Reclaiming Lost Ground x Ways of giving ground (continued) – 4. Sexual Bondage y Proverbs 6 and 7 – 5. Generational curses and attacks y blood lines y inheritances y curses/blessingsSpiritual Warfare for Beginners
  11. 11. The Full Armor of God x Ephesians 6:10 – Put on the full armor y Soldiersare prepared for battle y Armor is offensive as well as defensive y You need the whole suit-- y Nothing to protect your backSpiritual Warfare for Beginners
  12. 12. The Full Armor of God x The Belt of Truth – John 14:6 – John 16:13 – I Timothy 3:15 – II Timothy 3:16-17 x The Belt holds all the armor together and the sword hands there as well.Spiritual Warfare for Beginners
  13. 13. The Full Armor of God x Breastplate of Righteousness – Philippians 3:9 – I John 2:1Spiritual Warfare for Beginners
  14. 14. The Full Armor of God x The Shoes of Peace – John 14:27 y Peace with God through Jesus Christ means a believer does not have to fear death or life.Spiritual Warfare for Beginners
  15. 15. The Full Armor of God x The Shield of Faith – I John 5:4 Romans 10:17 – Hebrews 11 y F-forgiveness of sin y A-assurance of salvation y I-identification in God’s family y T-triumph over Satan y H-hope of deliveranceSpiritual Warfare for Beginners
  16. 16. The Full Armor of God x Helmet of Salvation – Ephesians 1:18 – Colossians 1:27 – Titus 1:2 – I John 3:2Spiritual Warfare for Beginners
  17. 17. The Full Armor of God x The Sword of the Spirit -Word of God – What Bible verses could you quote from memory that speak of y God’s love for you y Assurance of your salvation y God will meet your needs y Who you are in Christ y The hope you have as a believerSpiritual Warfare for Beginners
  18. 18. The Full Armor of God x with all PRAYER – Ephesians 6:18Spiritual Warfare for Beginners
  19. 19. The Battle is in your head x II Corinthians 10:3-5 – For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.Spiritual Warfare for Beginners
  20. 20. The Battle is in your head x II Corinthians 10:3-5 – We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.Spiritual Warfare for Beginners
  21. 21. The Battle is in your head x 1. Pulling down strongholds x 2. Casting down arguments x 3. Casting down things that are against God x 4. Taking thoughts captiveSpiritual Warfare for Beginners
  22. 22. Measuring Tools x The Fruit tells the story – Galations 5:17-22 – Flesh – SpiritSpiritual Warfare for Beginners

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