The Kingdom Warriors' Blog

06/21/2017

Introduction to spiritual warfare – part 6

Filed under: Spiritual Warfare School — kellporten @ 17:55

Spiritual warfare in a nutshell

There are a few basic statements to describe spiritual warfare:

• There is an evil spiritual world
• The purpose of the evil spiritual world is to harm us
• We are in the middle of a spiritual war whether we want to be or not
• Jesus has called us to deal with the evil spirits
• We have spiritual weapons to fight with
• God wants us to be aware of the war and of our weapons
• We fight from a position of victory, thanks to Jesus

06/19/2017

Spiritual Warfare in the Book of Psalms – 272

Filed under: Spiritual Warfare School — kellporten @ 14:41
Tags: ,

cripture:

Ps. 143:9
Deliver me, O LORD, from mine enemies …

Comment:

David became a king and won great victories, but he never forgot that God was his strength. As for us, we should never forget, no matter how skilled we become in spiritual warfare, how totally dependant we are on God. However, there is a big difference between David’s situation and ours. The difference is Jesus, who came and won an eternal victory for us. We, who live now, can act from that victory. We do not fight FOR victory, but FROM the victory.

God saves us, from our enemies, the evil spirits, but He does that, through us. The power is His, but He uses us as channels for His power to be sent against the enemies. The power is released when we speak. When we command the evil spirits to back off from us and others, it is our words, but the power is God’s.

Ps. 8:2
Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.

06/18/2017

Thought for the Day

Filed under: Thought for the Day — kellporten @ 14:25

We need to be willing to obey God when He says we need to fight for our nation. God is not looking for our ability. He is looking for our obedience.

06/17/2017

Thought for the Day

Filed under: Thought for the Day — kellporten @ 16:00

When we speak commands against God’s enemies, i.e. the evil spiritual world, our words carry the power of the Holy Spirit. It is not our words that render the enemy harmless, but it is the power of the Holy Spirit. God is using our words to release His power.

06/16/2017

Thought for the Day

Filed under: Thought for the Day — kellporten @ 16:00

Jesus said that the Holy Spirit will flow like rivers of living water from the believer’s innermost (John 7:38-39). The power of God, which is mighty to transform everything, should be flowing from you, if you are born again. It’s time for you to stop pondering whether or not you have enough power!

Spiritual Warfare in the Book of Psalms – 271

Filed under: Spiritual Warfare School — kellporten @ 15:41

cripture:

Ps. 143:8
… I lift up my soul unto thee

Comment:

The spiritual war takes place in the soul, more than anywhere else. The war goes on whether we want it or not, and it is always better to know we have an enemy, than to pretend he doesn’t exist.

Evil spirits seldom show themselves openly. It is more effective for them to send thought darts against us, so we start believing lies. It can be thoughts that we are failures, worthless, abandoned, never will be able to serve God, never will be healed, and many more. It is easy to start believing such lies, and it can be difficult to see there is an enemy behind them.

God knows us inside and out, and he also knows the enemy. We can be deceived, but the enemy cannot deceive God. Therefore we need to bring every thought to God. 1 Thess. 5:21 says that we shall test everything. The scripture is talking about prophecies, but we also need to test our thoughts. Is the thought from God, or where does it come from?

When David said, “I lift up my soul unto thee” he meant he was praying. We need to pray too. In prayer we can talk to God about everything, and we can expect Him to show us what is right or wrong when we pray and read the Word of God. When we see that we have received a lie from the enemy, we need to renounce the lie and command the enemy to leave.

Jam. 4:7
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

06/15/2017

Thought for the Day

Filed under: Thought for the Day — kellporten @ 16:00

It is important for us to know that our nation belongs to God. We may not see the visible evidence of it, but it is so anyway. Where the Kingdom of God is not manifested in our nation, the enemy is occupying. The enemy, the evil spiritual world, does not have the right to occupy, but as long as we believers don’t do anything about it, the evil spirits are free to act.

06/14/2017

Thought for the Day

Filed under: Thought for the Day — kellporten @ 16:00

The enemy is in trouble, unless he can make us have an inaccurate view of God’s ability. It is important for the evil spirit to keep us occupied with doubt and hopelessness so that we will not go forward, by faith, in God’s power and ability.

Introduction to spiritual warfare –part 5

Filed under: Spiritual Warfare School — kellporten @ 14:00

Is the enemy defeated or not?

Has the enemy already been totally defeated or not?

The enemy is disarmed

Col. 2:15 (ESV)
He disarmed the rulers and authorities and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them in him.

Jesus disarmed the enemy. That is, He took the authority, the right to reign, from the enemy. But, He didn’t take away the enemy.

The enemy is still here

James 4:7
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

James wrote that we are to resist the devil. This scripture was written after Calvary, after the resurrection, and after Jesus had sat down on the right hand of the Father.

1 Pet. 5:8-9
8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
9 Whom resist steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.

It doesn’t say that we should resist steadfast in the faith, because we have a flesh, although we need to deal with that too, but it tells us that we need to resist steadfast because of our enemy, the devil.

It would be pointless to resist someone who is already totally defeated. But what really happened was that Jesus “disarmed” the evil spiritual world. In other words; Jesus took the authority from the devil and his spirits, but they are still here and they influence this world “illegally”. It is our job to stop them!

06/13/2017

Thought for the Day

Filed under: Thought for the Day — kellporten @ 16:00

It is crucial that we are aware of the fact that nothing is impossible for God. If we lose that truth, it will limit our faith in Him, and that in turn will limit our ability to serve Him.

Next Page »

Blog at WordPress.com.