“How to Stop Robbery in Your Life”
Claiming who you are in Christ
1 Peter 5:8-9
In the last days,’ God says, ‘I will pour out my Spirit upon all people.(the anointing) In those days I will pour out my Spirit on those who are serving me
But YOU will receive power (the anointing) 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.“
be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith
I 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
In the last days I will pour out my spirit (Anointing)
Fresh infilling of Holy Spirit
Turn to someone and say “It’s all about the Spiritual”
“On earth as it is in heaven”
- We first breakthrough in the spiritual real
- Then we see it in the physical realm
End time prophesy- (Listen on message)
This Tuesday Nov.6,2018
- There are 90 million Christian registered voters
- 15 to 20 million are not registered
- it’s estimated that up to 50 million Christians will not vote in the midterm elections
- if the faith Voters voted we would control all of the elections:
- Presidency, Senate, Congress, Governors, School Boards etc.
- There are 384 thousand Christian Churches in America (Wall Builders)
- Only 2.8% of the Pastors are talking about the elections and bring the relevancy of the Gospel today
- It’s time that we take this Nation back
- One Nation “Under God”
- Register, absentee vote ? www.myfaithvotes.org
We continue “Living in the Power of the Holy Spirit”
The key to seeing breakthrough in your life- The Gifts of the Holy Spirit”
The Gifts of Revelation (to know)
- Word of Knowledge
- Word of Wisdom
- Discerning of spirits
The Gifts of Revelation -(To know)
The gifts that bring understanding and shed God’s light and direction into circumstances and reveal areas of
spiritual conflict (enemy)
How many people have asked..
- Lord what do I do in this situation?
- What choice am I to make?
- How do I respond?
- I don’t know the way the Lord
- would have me respond?
- How can I help this person?
- What am I dealing with here?
- How do I get the victory / breakthrough?
The answer is The Gifts of Revelation
These Gifts are the most exciting because they release- “The Christian Advantage”
One of the most important Gifts for the days ahead-
The Gift of Discerning of spirits
- Is one of the least understood spiritual gifts
- Everyone can and needs to operate powerfully and effectively in this gift to wage spiritual warfare effectively.
- It is less understood than most of the others gifts because, as with deliverance and the demonic realm there is limited teaching on it.
Discerning of spirits (definition)
Is the supernatural ability to judge or discern whether the true nature of a thing, is good or evil. It is the ability to see or know what spirit is operating in a person, place or thing.
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.
3 Categories of Spirits
- Human spirit (man)
- Holy Spirit (God)
- Evil spirit (enemy)
Recognizing which spirit is involved in a given situation requires moving in the “Gift of the Discerning of spirits” which is essentially being sensitive to the Holy Spirit.
How to recognize spiritual attacks signs of enemy involvement
- Low self-image (unworthy, a failure, no good – a constant undermining of the self-identity.)
- Confusion in thinking (sometimes great difficulty in remembering things)
- Inability to believe (even when the person wants to)
- Incorrect evaluations- perceiving anger, hostility, in others when it doesn’t really exist – seeing only judgment in the scriptures
- Nightmares causing fear (often having demonic images)
- Controlling thoughts (suicidal, homicidal, self-abuse)
- Fear – panic attacks – phobias
- Anger – easily set off emotionally rage
- Constant guilt – self-condemnation,
- Depression and despondency (frequently continual despair)
- Drug, alcohol addictions
- Eating obsessions – bulimia addictions, anorexia nervosa
- Compulsive sexual thoughts ( pornography, adultery, fornication, perversions)
- Physical attacks — from headaches to cancer/outward manifestations
Door ways for enemy’s involvement
- Occult involvement (Ouija boards, fortunetelling, horoscopes, palm reading, etc.)
- Unforgiving spirit- holding on to past grievances.
- Disobedience to the Lord
- Dependence on outside sources (drugs, alcohol, etc.)
- Incorrect relationships ( family disorders, wrong contacts, etc.)
- Lack of knowledge (ignorance, not knowing how enemy works/objective)
- Do you want Victory in and through your life?
- Do you want to see those that God has put on your heart set free?
- Do you want to experience the power of God through your life?
- Do you want to hear “Well done good and faithful servant”?
- It’s time to move in the Gifts of the Holy Spirit
How many know? Greater is He (in and through me) than he who is in the world.
“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.“ (Luke 4:18-19)
We looked at:
Our weapons in the Gift of Discerning of spirit
†NAME of Jesus
†Word of God
†BLOOD of Jesus
Prayer in Gift of Discerning of Spirits:
Lord, I take authority over the enemy’s involvement in this (person(s), place, situation)
I take back any permission that was given and close any area of access. I bind the evil spirit(s) (name if Holy Spirit reveals) and command it to leave and cover (person(s), place, situation) with the blood of Jesus . Holy Spirit come and fill any area that was taken by the enemy. I declare freedom in Jesus’ name. (anoint with oil when possible)
Over the past weeks I’ve been inundated with people going through spiritual attacks. ( time of the year, harvest time, Halloween)
We have to know how to discern and deal with the enemy in the days ahead
John 10:10 The thief comes only to rob and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
- Rob- take away, hijack, rip off, disrupt, deceive
- Kill -terminate, put to death, neutralize
- Destroy- damage, sabotage, ruin
Examples of daily robbery
- Wrong concept of God
- Strife in marriage
- Rebellion in family
- Financial bondage
- Contention at work
- Incorrect choices
Our weapons in the Gift of Discerning of spirits
2 Cor 10:3-5 For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. 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
Using the Gift of Discerning of spirits in Spiritual Warfare
How to remove Robbery in your Life (others)
(How to defeat the enemy’s attack in your life)
- BRING THE LORD INTO THE CHALLENGE
Determine if physical, emotional or spiritual battle
Daily struggles , 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
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
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
- Establish your Position in Christ
Most Christians don’t claim this right
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,
- STAND ON THE AUTHORITY WITH OUR WEAPONS
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
- 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
- CLOSE THE DOOR FOR NO RE-ENTRY OF THE ENEMY
Reading the Word
Led by the Spirit
Mark 16:17 And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons;