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The Church and Personal Spiritual Warfare


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The topic of personal spiritual warfare tends to fragment rather than unify the church of Christ today. Are you part of a congregation with a healthy and accurate focus on equipping the saints for battle? Does your pastor ignore the topic or give it periodic lip service, with little content you can use?

This slideshare examines this question by looking at 3 different church segments.

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The Church and Personal Spiritual Warfare

  1. 1. The Church and Personal Spiritual Warfare
  2. 2. This topic fragments the Body of Christ
  3. 3. Let's take a high level look at where the Church stands
  4. 4. 3 Groupings: 1. Non-Believing Believers 2. Partially-Believing Believers 3. Believing Believers
  5. 5. This phrasing avoids stereotypes
  6. 6. 1. Non-Believing Believers
  7. 7. They believe the battle is over
  8. 8. Jesus won the victory on the cross so...
  9. 9. .. there is no need to fight any more.
  10. 10. You will hear: “We don’t give the devil any glory here.” “Satan can only have access if we allow it.” “I don’t want to speak it out because I don’t want the devil to hear me.”
  11. 11. They believe: Satan has no power other than what you give him
  12. 12. 2. Partially Believing Believers
  13. 13. They will: Acknowledge the reality of demonic influences
  14. 14. Click to edit Will preach a sermon or two on the armor of God
  15. 15. Will talk about winning mind battles against Satan (not demons)
  16. 16. Will agree with the need to resist the devil, with few specifics offered
  17. 17. Believe only unsaved people need deliverance
  18. 18. 3. Believing Believers
  19. 19. This is the smallest segment
  20. 20. Multi faceted approach to training the saints in all areas
  21. 21. Discerning spirits Resisting spirits Binding spirits Driving out spirits Interceding against spirits Focus on:
  22. 22. This is the kind of church you want to be in, if you can find one
  23. 23. Worldwide Christian Counseling and Deliverance Ministry Services