THE WAR OF SATAN AGAINST
THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST
1 December 2002
Since Lucifer could not
dethrone God in the heavens, he is dethroning God in the hearts of men!
This leaves Lucifer (the Devil) only one option, whatever control he is to exercise must be on the planet earth. Jesus has informed His church and warned about this. Revelation 12:7-17
Three signs were given by Jesus, which would indicate that His return is getting closer:
BETRAYAL FALSE PROPHETS LAWLESSNESS
Matthew 24:8-10 Verse11 Verse 12
Once a believer in Christ is removed from the earth by God himself, Satan has lost all access to that believer in Christ. 2 Corinthians 5:6-8
Since the Devil cannot take away the salvation from a Christian - John 10:27-30; Romans 8:33-39 - he is trying to destroy and steal the life and testimony from the Christian. John 10:10; Revelation 12:13-17
These attacks are directed against THE EMOTIONS and THE MIND!
God has placed a "master control panel" in every human being. This is a spiritual control panel to which man has no access. Only God and angels have access to this control panel. It is normally run by holy angels, but since most people are in a stage of "demonization," evil spirits are controlling the panels.
DONíT REMAIN A VICTIM!
Once you have been delivered and healed from your spiritual wounds and your physical diseases, climb out of your spiritual prison and proclaim that you are a new creation in Christ Jesus! 2 Corinthians 5:16-21
Here are the steps to be set free in this area:
1. Disarm yourself from carnal weapons! 2 Corinthians 10:1-6
The weapons of the flesh are these: Anger, retaliation, arguing, being loud, rejection, back biting, physically attacking a person and beating him up, destroying some ones property . Since most people have been hurt since early child hood, the use of carnal weapons are deeply entrenched in the memory banks, and they are automatically triggered, without any efforts of thinking it over. This is why Jesus laid it out clearly how he wanted his disciples to behave! Matthew 5:37-48
2. Take your rightful position in Christ! Ephesians 2:1-7
You donít have to prove yourself any longer to every person you come in contact with. Be secure in your position in Christ! If you constantly have to explain to others about your actions, and why you have not been able to complete a certain project, you are hurt in this area and not healed. A secure person does not need to explain himself, he will simply state the fact, I have not been able to complete a project.
Heavy criticism in the past, many time when you were a child, will keep you in this prison cell. Break out and be healed! Romans 8:11-18
Do not be intimidated! 1 Samuel 17:2-51
3. DONíT LET THE PAST KEEP YOU IN PRISON!
This is the area of soul healing. If you were criticized as a child and have not dealt with it, you will flare up like a rocket every time someone pushes the wrong button in your emotions. If you were never praised by your parents, you carry a hurt. If you were told that it could have been done better, you are hurt. If you were compared with siblings or others, and always told, why canít you be like that, you are hurt.
Let us now examine the story of Jephthah, the son of Gilead - Hebrews 11:32
Jephthah was born to a whore, and was a bastard. He was driven out from his own family by his half-brothers and ended up with a bunch of misfits working for him. When his family was about to perish, they called for him to help them. Judges 11:1-11
Jephthah let the past be the past, and by forgiving the people who had wronged him, God put his anointing upon him.
4. As soon as you discover that you are beginning to have an attitude, at once, stop, pray and ask God for help. Evil spirits are now swirling around you, trying to seduce you into anger. Let us now examine the teachings of Jesus, when he addressed the problem of having an attitude: Matthew 5:1-16
5. Donít try to control the whole world. Learn this, there are few things that we can control as individuals. Only take charge of the things which God has given you and let him handle the rest. If you learn to do this, the peace of God will flood you! Matthew 6:24-34
Know this: God is still on His throne, there is no crisis in heaven and God has a solution to every problem we will ever face on this earth! Hebrews 6:13-20
Do you have an ear with which to hear ?
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