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  • 1. Doctrine of Satan
  • 2. Introduction
  • 3. IntroductionBy way of introduction, we need to explorethree aspects of spiritual warfare: 1) We are enrolled in God’s army 2) We are objects of Satan’s attacks 3) We are agents of Satan’s demise
  • 4. Introduction to Spiritual Warfare 1WE ARE ENROLLED IN GOD’S ARMY
  • 5. Enrolled in God’s Army1) Every believer is a soldier in a spiritual battle.
  • 6. Enrolled in God’s Army1) Every believer is a soldier in a spiritual battle.2) Every believer has an enemy on his destruction.
  • 7. Enrolled in God’s Army1) Every believer is a soldier in a spiritual battle.2) Every believer has an enemy on his destruction.3) Every believer has a commanding officer: Jesus.
  • 8. Introduction to Spiritual Warfare 2OBJECTS OF SATAN’S ATTACKS
  • 9. Objects of Satan’s Attacks1) There is a defensive aspect to our warfare.
  • 10. Objects of Satan’s Attacks1) There is a defensive aspect to our warfare.2) Satan is a defeated adversary.
  • 11. Objects of Satan’s Attacks1) There is a defensive aspect to our warfare.2) Satan is a defeated adversary.3) Satan is a dangerous adversary.
  • 12. Introduction to Spiritual Warfare 3AGENTS OF SATAN’S DEMISE
  • 13. Agents of Satan’s demise1) There is an offensive aspect to our warfare.
  • 14. Agents of Satan’s demise1) There is an offensive aspect to our warfare.2) We are to plunder the enemy’s house.
  • 15. Lesson OverviewWe are going to study our battle with Satanunder four headings: 1) Know your adversary 2) Know your authority 3) Know your armour 4) Know your arsenal
  • 16. Know Your Adversary
  • 17. Aspect 1SATAN’S NATURE
  • 18. Satan’s Nature1) Satan was created good, but became evil.
  • 19. Satan’s Nature1) Satan was created good, but became evil.2) Satan is the embodiment of evil, the enemy of good.
  • 20. Satan’s Nature1) Satan was created good, but became evil.2) Satan is the embodiment of evil, the enemy of good.3) Satan is powerful, but limited in power.
  • 21. Satan’s Nature1) Satan was created good, but became evil.2) Satan is the embodiment of evil, the enemy of good.3) Satan is powerful, but limited in power.4) Satan is knowledgeable, but limited in knowledge.
  • 22. Satan’s Nature1) Satan was created good, but became evil.2) Satan is the embodiment of evil, the enemy of good.3) Satan is powerful, but limited in power.4) Satan is knowledgeable, but limited in knowledge.5) Satan is swift, but limited in relation to space.
  • 23. Aspect 2SATAN’S KINGDOM
  • 24. Satan’s Nature1) Satan is not alone; he is aided by an army of demons that carry out his evil schemes.
  • 25. Satan’s Nature1) Satan is not alone; he is aided by an army of demons that carry out his evil schemes.2) The devil is the king of a spiritual kingdom that opposes the Lord and his people.
  • 26. Satan’s Nature1) Satan is not alone; he is aided by an army of demons that carry out his evil schemes.2) The devil is the king of a spiritual kingdom that opposes the Lord and his people.3) Like any earthly army, Satan’s army has layers of authority.
  • 27. Satan’s Nature1) Satan is not alone; he is aided by an army of demons that carry out his evil schemes.2) The devil is the king of a spiritual kingdom that opposes the Lord and his people.3) Like any earthly army, Satan’s army has layers of authority.4) Demons, who carry out Satan’s work on earth, are probably at the bottom end of the demonic hierarchy.
  • 28. Aspect 3SATAN’S AUTHORITY
  • 29. Satan’s AuthoritySatan is … 1) not the rightful ruler of this world, 2) but a lying usurper of God’s authority.
  • 30. Satan’s AuthoritySatan is … Psalm 24:1 1) not the rightful ruler The earth is the Lord’s and of this world, everything in it the world is His and all who live in it 2) but a lying usurper of God’s authority.
  • 31. Aspect 4SATAN’S TACTICS
  • 32. Satan’s Tactics1) Satan uses deceptive Satan has four common tactics deceptive tactics:
  • 33. Satan’s Tactics1) Satan uses deceptive Satan has four common tactics deceptive tactics: a) He tempts us.
  • 34. Satan’s Tactics1) Satan uses deceptive Satan has four common tactics deceptive tactics: a) He tempts us. b) He accuses us.
  • 35. Satan’s Tactics1) Satan uses deceptive Satan has four common tactics deceptive tactics: a) He tempts us. b) He accuses us. c) He blinds us.
  • 36. Satan’s Tactics1) Satan uses deceptive Satan has four common tactics deceptive tactics: a) He tempts us. b) He accuses us. c) He blinds us. d) He infiltrates us.
  • 37. Satan’s Tactics1) Satan uses deceptive Satan has four common tactics destructive tactics:2) Satan uses destructive tactics
  • 38. Satan’s Tactics1) Satan uses deceptive Satan has four common tactics destructive tactics:2) Satan uses destructive a) He hinders people. tactics
  • 39. Satan’s Tactics1) Satan uses deceptive Satan has four common tactics destructive tactics:2) Satan uses destructive a) He hinders people. tactics b) He afflicts people.
  • 40. Satan’s Tactics1) Satan uses deceptive Satan has four common tactics destructive tactics:2) Satan uses destructive a) He hinders people. tactics b) He afflicts people. c) He oppresses people.
  • 41. Satan’s Tactics1) Satan uses deceptive Satan has four common tactics destructive tactics:2) Satan uses destructive a) He hinders people. tactics b) He afflicts people. c) He oppresses people. d) He possesses people.
  • 42. Know Your Authority
  • 43. Point 1CHRIST’S MISSION
  • 44. Christ’s Mission1) Adam brought a curse upon all mankind through his sin.
  • 45. Christ’s Mission1) Adam brought a curse upon all mankind through his sin.2) Jesus, the last Adam, came to destroy the curse of sin.
  • 46. Point 2CHRIST’S VICTORY
  • 47. Christ’s Victory1) Christ’s life pushed back the kingdom of darkness.
  • 48. Christ’s Victory1) Christ’s life pushed Jesus’s ministry demon- back the kingdom of strated the kingdom of darkness. God breaking in upon the earth, delivering people from the dominion of darkness.
  • 49. Christ’s Victory1) Christ’s life pushed Jesus’s ministry had four back the kingdom of aspects: darkness. 1) Casting out demons 2) Healing the sick 3) Preaching the gospel 4) Teaching the truth
  • 50. Christ’s VictoryKingdom Light DarknessKing God SatanMoral Righteousness SinfulnessHealth Wholeness BrokennessCondition Blessed CursedState Life Death
  • 51. Christ’s Victory1) Christ’s life pushed back the kingdom of darkness.2) Christ’s death defeated and disarmed Satan.
  • 52. Christ’s Victory1) Christ’s life pushed Jesus’s death was once- back the kingdom of and-for-all sealed Satan’s darkness. fate:2) Christ’s death defeated a) His death disarmed and disarmed Satan. the devil. b) His death defeated the devil.
  • 53. Christ’s Victory1) Christ’s life pushed back the kingdom of darkness.2) Christ’s death defeated and disarmed Satan.3) Christ’s resurrection sealed his victory of sin and Satan.
  • 54. Christ’s Victory1) Christ’s life pushed Jesus rose triumphantly back the kingdom of from the dead, his job of darkness. atoning for sin and disarming the devil fully2) Christ’s death defeated accomplished. He has now and disarmed Satan. transferred his mission3) Christ’s resurrection and his authority to his sealed his victory of sin people. and Satan.
  • 55. Point 3CHRISTIANS’ VICTORY
  • 56. Christians’ Victory1) Jesus had inherent power over Satan; we have delegated authority.
  • 57. Christians’ Victory1) Jesus had inherent power over Satan; we have delegated authority.2) Jesus defeated Satan. He gave us authority to enforce His victory.
  • 58. Know Your Armour
  • 59. Armour 1PREPARE FOR BATTLE
  • 60. Prepare for BattlePrepare yourself for battlein three areas:
  • 61. Prepare for BattlePrepare yourself for battle You must take activein three areas: measures to strengthen1) Prepare your spirit for your faith and your battle. relationship with God through regular worship, Bible study, prayer, and fellowship.
  • 62. Prepare for battlePrepare yourself for battle Determination is vital forin three areas: success. We need to have1) Prepare your spirit for a determined attitude to battle. yield no ground to the enemy no matter what he2) Prepare your mind for throws at us. We must be battle. determined to stand firm in our relationship with God.
  • 63. Prepare for BattlePrepare yourself for battle No matter how resolute youin three areas: are, if you do not have the right weapons you have no1) Prepare your spirit for chance of victory. You battle. cannot defeat tanks with2) Prepare your mind for stones. God has given us the battle. weapons we need to stand firm and overcome the3) Prepare your body for enemy, but we need to learn battle. to use them
  • 64. Armour 2PUT ON YOUR ARMOUR
  • 65. Put on Your Armour Using the image of a Roman soldier, Paul urges all believers to prepare for battle by “putting on the armour of God”.
  • 66. Put on Your Armour1. The belt: truth
  • 67. Put on Your Armour1. The belt: truth2. The breastplate: righteousness
  • 68. Put on Your Armour1. The belt: truth2. The breastplate: righteousness3. The sandals: peace
  • 69. Put on Your Armour1. The belt: truth2. The breastplate: righteousness3. The sandals: peace4. The shield: faith
  • 70. Put on Your Armour1. The belt: truth2. The breastplate: righteousness3. The sandals: peace4. The shield: faith5. The helmet: salvation
  • 71. Put on Your Armour1. The belt: truth2. The breastplate: righteousness3. The sandals: peace4. The shield: faith5. The helmet: salvation6. The sword: scripture
  • 72. Know Your Arsenal
  • 73. Know Your Arsenal1) Aggressive prayer
  • 74. Know Your Arsenal1) Aggressive There are four spiritual prayer weapons we can rely on when we pray. a) The Word of God b) The Spirit of God c) The Blood of Jesus d) The Name of Jesus
  • 75. Know Your Arsenal1) Aggressive prayer2) Authoritative proclamation
  • 76. Know Your Arsenal1) Aggressive There are two types of prayer authoritative proclamation in our arsenal.2) Authoritative a) Aggressive preaching proclamation of the gospel b) Authoritative teaching of the word of God
  • 77. Conclusion
  • 78. Conclusion1) As believers, we are all enrolled in God’s army, involved in a spiritual battle. We are objects of Satan’s attacks, and agents of his demise.2) Satan is a dangerous adversary, who uses both destructive and deceptive tactics against God’s people.3) Through his life, death, and resurrection, Jesus Christ defeated and disarmed the devil. He has given us authority to enforce his victory.
  • 79. Conclusion4) We need to be prepared for the spiritual battle. Part of our preparation is understanding the spiritual armour the Lord has given us.5) In addition to the defensive armour, we also have an arsenal of offensive weapons, especially prayer and proclamation. The word of God, the Spirit of God, the name of Jesus, and the blood of Jesus are our weapons.