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Defeating the demonic

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The Bible makes it clear that their is a spiritual battle going on to neutralise the witness of the Christian. The demonic forces are also at work to ensure that people do not come to faith. This sermon looks at how Christian's can overcome the demonic.

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Defeating the demonic

  1. 1. Defeating the demonic 5 steps to victory
  2. 2. Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.” Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’ ” Matthew 4:1-11
  3. 3. Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down. For it is written: “ ‘He will command his angels concerning you, and they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’ Matthew 4:1-11
  4. 4. Jesus answered him, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’” Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.” Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’ ” Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him. Matthew 4:1-11
  5. 5. 5 Steps to victory 1. Understand that we are in a war
  6. 6. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Ephesians 6:11&12
  7. 7. Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. 1 Peter 5:8 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. John 10:10
  8. 8. Demons will try to keep people in bondage. They will use temptation, doubt, guilt, fear, confusion, sickness, envy, pride, slander or any other means possible to hinder a Christian’s witness and usefulness. Wayne Grudem
  9. 9. 5 Steps to victory 1. Understand that we are in a war 2. Allow the Holy Spirit to help you
  10. 10. Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:7
  11. 11. 5 Steps to victory 1. Understand that we are in a war 2. Allow the Holy Spirit to help you 3. Do not entertain the devil’s schemes
  12. 12. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. 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. 2 Corinthians 10:4-5
  13. 13. Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Philippians 4:8
  14. 14. 5 Steps to victory 1. Understand that we are in a war 2. Allow the Holy Spirit to help you 3. Do not entertain the devil’s schemes 4. Rebuke the demonic with the truth
  15. 15. Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.” Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’ ” Then the devil left him… Matthew 4:8-11
  16. 16. 5 Steps to victory 1. Understand that we are in a war 2. Allow the Holy Spirit to help you 3. Do not entertain the devil’s schemes 4. Rebuke the demonic with the truth 5. Persevere
  17. 17. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Ephesians 6:13

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