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7 Common Misconceptions About The Spirit Realm


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Is spiritual warfare an Old Testament concept? Do Christians need to understand and engage the demonic realm today or did Jesus take care of that on the cross? These are important questions and what we believe has implications for how we live our daily lives.

This slideshare looks at seven of the most common fallacies many Christians believe about the spirit realm and spiritual warfare

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7 Common Misconceptions About The Spirit Realm

  1. 1. Common Misconceptions About the SPIRIT REALM 7
  2. 2. • is spiritual warfare an old testament concept? • do Christians need to understand and engage the demonic realm today? • many believers are deceived about the present day reality
  3. 3. The War Is Over, So There Is No Need To Fight. FACT: Many NT scriptures about battling (Eph 6:10-11, James 4:6, 1 Pet 5:8-9) 1
  4. 4. Demons Have No Power You Except What You Give Them FACT: We have authority, but demons still have power2
  5. 5. Deliverance Ministry Is Not Necessary For Christians Fact: We only pray deliverance for Christians3
  6. 6. God Will Fight Your Spiritual Battles For You. Fact: "The battle is the Lord's" appears twice in Scripture (OT) 4
  7. 7. God Will Fight Your Spiritual Battles For You. Fact: Many more scriptures in the NT implore us to drive out, discern, bind and resist demons 4
  8. 8. Christians are in danger when they deal with demons. 5 Fact: We have power and authority, but need knowledge and training.
  9. 9. You need to be wary of demons jumping on you. 6 Fact: They need an open door to enter; we should not be afraid.
  10. 10. 7 Fact: That scripture does not apply here! Talks about being yoked with unbelievers. Fact: Satan entered into God's presence (Job). Fact: Jesus stood before demonized people and called the demons out Demons have to flee in the presence of God (Reference:2 Cor. 6:14) 2 Cor: 6:14 – “Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?“
  11. 11. There are more than 7, but this is a good start Ignorance is not bliss (Hosea 4:6); God's people perish We have been given all that we need (2 Peter 1:3)
  12. 12. Commit to becoming knowledgeable and wise about the enemy of your soul
  13. 13. Jesus has won the victory but believers must often take back what the enemy has stolen
  14. 14. Can't get freedom alone? Get competent Christian counseling help /