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Pentecost Sunday

Acts 1:3-8

On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. 5 For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.”

So when they met together, they asked him, “Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?”

He said to them: “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority.  But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

Acts 2:1-4

When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place.  Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting.  They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them.  All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.

 

Defeating The Enemy In the End Times Through Your Ministry: Personal Protection”- Pt.

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As I said,The Lord is preparing and equipping the Church for his unfolding plan of revival by releasing a new anointing.

The Anointing enables  us  to move beyond our abilities so we can step into the power of the Holy Spirit.

We said as a Christian  you have:

  • a calling
  • a ministry
  • a destiny

It looks like this:

your calling ⇔ your ministry ⇔ yourdestiny

Your calling is connected to your ministry and your ministry is connected to your destiny.

We been looking at

 How to release the anointing  and minister to others.

 

As I said last time the next area is a extremely important for the days ahead.

We’ve been discussing and looking at the various changes that we are experiencing here in this nation. Areas such as:

  • Removal the “moral compass” in this nation
  • Reformulating the principles on which this nation was built
  • Redefining foundational structures such as the family, authority and religious freedoms.

We recognize that we are not dealing with philosophies, moving from antiquated approaches to life and evolving into more “modern (free) thinking .”

Were dealing with a growing influence and manipulation by the spirit of the enemy  encroaching into every area of our lives:

  • the family
  • education
  • church
  • government
  • human behavior

The Word says that in the end times there  is going to be an attack on structures that had been established by God.

 

Before every move of God there are two characteristics:

  1. the “Spirit of Rebellion” against God increases (Antichrist)
  2. the Church has become powerless and ineffective.

When we begin to experience these things the Lord is preparing a mighty move by his Spirit upon the Church. (Anointing).

  • To defeat the enemy
  • Establish the Kingdom of God

 

Knowing how to defeat the enemy is essential to advancing the Kingdom of God.

The next area I want to look at:

     “Defeating the Powers of the Enemy  in the End Times  through  Your Ministry”

Dealing with the spirit of the enemy in our lives and others is called: “Spiritual Warfare”

Scriptural Warnings

Matt 13: 22

In the end time many ploys of the enemy will come to deceive. Even God’s people if that were possible

1 Peter 5:8-9

be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.  Resist him, steadfast in the faith

Eph 6:10-11

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.

General attacks of the enemy

Fear

Worry

Inferiority

Insecurity

Confusion

Condemnation -areas of failure

Depression and Discouragement

Isa 59:19 When the enemy comes in like a flood, The Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him.

 

We continue our series

How to deal with Spiritual Warfare in Our Lives (personal)  and Others (ministry)

To begin we must understand what our weapons are.

 

Our Weapons in Spiritual Warfare  ( see  message 4-17-16)

  • NAME of Jesus
  • BLOOD of Jesus
  • WORD OF GOD

 We are warned

Acts 2:40

Peter warned them with many other words. He begged them, “Be on guard and don’t allow   these evil ways which are against God to seduce you

Matt 10:16

“Look, I am sending you out as sheep among wolves. So be as shrewd as snakes and harmless as doves.

2 Cor 2:11

Be careful so that Satan would not rob anything from us, because we know very well what his plans are.

Our focus is

Moving in  “Spiritual Warfare” (Personal Protection) 

Let’s look at Pt.2 with a quick review-

  • BRING THE LORD INTO THE CHALLENGE

Determine if physical, emotional or spiritual battle

Daily stuggles , general challenges

Eph 6:12

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.

 

  • CHECK FOR ANY AREAS OF ENEMY’S ENTRY

(sin, ignorance, omission, comission)

1 John 2:20

But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and all of you know the truth

1 John 1:9

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

 

  • ASK THE LORD FOR  DISCERNMENT AND WISDOM

Phil 1:9

And this I pray, that you may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment,

 James 1:5

If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.

 

  • PUT ON THE ARMOR OF GOD

Eph 6:10-18

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 1 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. 13 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.

Belt of Truth

Breastplate Of Righteousness

Shoes of the Gospel of Peace

Shield of Faith

Helmet of Salvation

Sword of the Spirit

Pt.2

  • Moving in
    “Spiritual Warfare”
    (Personal)

 Establish your Position in Christ

 

Eph 6 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus,

 

Rom 8:16-17 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs-heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ,

(5-8)

Moving in
“Spiritual Warfare”
(Personal)

STAND ON THE AUTHORITY WITH OUR WEAPONS

God’s Word

Name of Jesus

Blood of Jesus

Matt 16:19

I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven

(6-8)

Moving in
“Spiritual Warfare”
(Personal)

COMMAND SPIRITUAL FREEDOM AND RELEASE (DELIVERANCE)

   

2 Cor 10:4-5

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

(7-8)

Moving in
“Spiritual Warfare”
(Personal)

CLOSE THE DOOR FOR NO RE-ENTRY OF THE ENEMY

Accountability

Reading the Word

Led by the Spirit

Church

Mark 16:17

And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons;

(8-8)

Moving in
“Spiritual Warfare”
(Personal)

BRING THE LORD INTO THE CHALLENGE

CHECK FOR ANY AREAS OF ENEMY’S ENTRY (SIN)

ASK THE LORD FOR  DISCERNMENT AND WISDOM

PUT ON THE ARMOR OF GOD

ESTABLISH YOUR POSITION IN CHRIST

STAND ON THE AUTHORITY WITH OUR WEAPONS

COMMAND SPIRITUAL FREEDOM AND RELEASE (DELIVERANCE)

CLOSE THE DOOR FOR NO RE-ENTRY OF THE ENEMY 

Use these Biblical truths to live in victory so that you can release your  ministry to others.