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I Peter 5:8-9

Be of sober spirit, be on the
alert. Your adversary, the
devil, prowls around like a
roaring lion, seeking
...
Peter’s Adversarial Assumption:

• He is Real
• He is Active
• He is Conniving
• He is Destructive
And we are his prey.
C.S. Lewis

“ There are two equal and
opposite errors into which our
race can fall about demons.
One is to disbelieve in t...
Cont.

The other is to believe, and to
feel an excessive and unhealthy
interest in them. They
themselves are equally pleas...
I
There are two possible errors
that you can leave with this
morning.
1. To leave unconvinced
2. Or to leave in fear.
But we cannot afford to
leave uninformed.
More than anything else this
morning I want us to think
biblically about this all
important topic.
Ephesians :11-12
For our struggle is not
against flesh and blood,
but against the rulers, against
the powers, against the ...
Satan’s names define his
attributes and tip us off to
spiritual warfare in our lives.
Destroyer (Rev.

Father of Lies

9:11)

(John 8:44)

Accuser (Rev. 12:10) Lawless one (2
Thess. 2:18)
Adversary (1 Pet.
Ru...
What Spiritual warfare is not.
The effects of the fall are not
spiritual warfare.
Satan is a created being and is
not –
Omniscient - all knowing
Omnipresent - everywhere
Omnipotent - all powerful
Ephesians 6:11-12
Put on the full armor of God, so
that you will be able to stand
firm against the schemes of the
devil.
Stand therefore, having girded
your loins with truth, and
having put on the breastplate
of righteousness, 15 and having
sh...
By virtue of your salvation
these parts of the armor are
yours. They are your uniform.
Your uniform:

Belt
Breastplate
Shoes
16 besides

all these, take the
shield of faith, with which you
can quench all the flaming
darts of the evil one. 17 And
t...
These parts of the armor are
handed to us and we take
them.
Our Equipment

Shield
Helmet
Sword – God uses the word for dagger (this will be
up close conflict) Of the Spirit which is ...
My Identity in Christ
Because Christ rescued me,
I am a new creation of
infinite worth.
I am deeply loved,
I am completely forgiven,
I am fully pleasing,
I am totally accepted by God,
And I am absolutely
Comple...
There is nothing I can do or say
that will make God love me
less.
There is nothing I can do or say
that will make God love me
more.
This is God’s Truth.
I am what it says I am
God’s truth is;
unchanging, incorruptible,
indestructible,
It is the ever living Word of
God.
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  1. 1. I Peter 5:8-9 Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. But resist him, firm in your faith…
  2. 2. Peter’s Adversarial Assumption: • He is Real • He is Active • He is Conniving • He is Destructive And we are his prey.
  3. 3. C.S. Lewis “ There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about demons. One is to disbelieve in their existence.
  4. 4. Cont. The other is to believe, and to feel an excessive and unhealthy interest in them. They themselves are equally pleased by both errors.”
  5. 5. I
  6. 6. There are two possible errors that you can leave with this morning. 1. To leave unconvinced 2. Or to leave in fear.
  7. 7. But we cannot afford to leave uninformed.
  8. 8. More than anything else this morning I want us to think biblically about this all important topic.
  9. 9. Ephesians :11-12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.
  10. 10. Satan’s names define his attributes and tip us off to spiritual warfare in our lives.
  11. 11. Destroyer (Rev. Father of Lies 9:11) (John 8:44) Accuser (Rev. 12:10) Lawless one (2 Thess. 2:18) Adversary (1 Pet. Ruler of this 5:8) Deceiver (Rev. 12:9) World (John 12:31) Murderer (John 8:44) Tempter (1 Thess. 3:5) Evil one (Matt. 13:28, 39)
  12. 12. What Spiritual warfare is not.
  13. 13. The effects of the fall are not spiritual warfare.
  14. 14. Satan is a created being and is not – Omniscient - all knowing Omnipresent - everywhere Omnipotent - all powerful
  15. 15. Ephesians 6:11-12 Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil.
  16. 16. Stand therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the equipment of the gospel of peace;
  17. 17. By virtue of your salvation these parts of the armor are yours. They are your uniform.
  18. 18. Your uniform: Belt Breastplate Shoes
  19. 19. 16 besides all these, take the shield of faith, with which you can quench all the flaming darts of the evil one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
  20. 20. These parts of the armor are handed to us and we take them.
  21. 21. Our Equipment Shield Helmet Sword – God uses the word for dagger (this will be up close conflict) Of the Spirit which is God’s word - He uses the word Rapha for word here not logos (word) or graphe (writings) Rapha means we Declare . Declare who and Whose you are !!!
  22. 22. My Identity in Christ Because Christ rescued me, I am a new creation of infinite worth.
  23. 23. I am deeply loved, I am completely forgiven, I am fully pleasing, I am totally accepted by God, And I am absolutely Complete.
  24. 24. There is nothing I can do or say that will make God love me less.
  25. 25. There is nothing I can do or say that will make God love me more.
  26. 26. This is God’s Truth. I am what it says I am
  27. 27. God’s truth is; unchanging, incorruptible, indestructible, It is the ever living Word of God.

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