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10/07/2019

Spiritual Warfare in the Book of Proverbs – part 90

Filed under: Spiritual Warfare School — kellporten @ 13:43

Scripture:

Prov. 12:25
Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression …

Comment:

A common way, the evil spiritual world uses to attack us, is to make us worry. It might seem natural to worry when things don’t go the way we want, but let’s remind ourselves what the bible says about anxiety.

Phil. 4:6
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;

Can one really live without being anxious? Yes, since the Word of God tells to be anxious for nothing, it must be possible.

Why do the evil spirits try to make us worry? From Prov. 12:25 we learn that anxiety causes depression, it weighs us down. Anxiety hinders us from living, and serving God, in full freedom.

So what should we do when we are attacked by anxious thoughts?

We need to hold on to the Word of God which says we shall be anxious for nothing, or in other words, we need to resist the anxiety instead of accepting it as natural.

We also need to tell God our requests (see Phil. 4:6 above). Notice that we are told to let our requests be made known to God, not our anxiety. Remember, he knows our problems better than we do.

Finally we need to command the evil spirits, that are behind the attack of anxiety, to leave.

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10/03/2019

Thought for the Day

Filed under: Thought for the Day — kellporten @ 16:42

Do you sometimes feel like you are going from one ditch to the other? We have all been in the ditch of failure at some time. But, God is with us, even in the ditch. And He knows how to bring us out of the ditch and back on the road again.

10/02/2019

The enemy’s weapons: Imposing of guilt

Filed under: Spiritual Warfare School — kellporten @ 12:35

Imposing of guilt is one of the enemy’s strongest weapons, and it is a hallmark of the Jezebel spirit.

What does imposing of guilt mean?

Imposing of guilt involves putting blame on someone, i.e. to accuse. We may suffer when people impose guilt on us, but we can also impose guilt on ourselves.

When the imposing of guilt comes from others it can be in the forms of …

• Direct accusations. You may be accused for things that you have actually done wrong, and things that the person believes you have done wrong. Guilt may also be imposed, because you have not done what is expected of you.
• Silence. The person shows his displeasure with you by demonstrative silence.
• Crying. Of course people can cry because they are sad, but there is also weeping which aims to show how wrong you’ve been acting, and makes you feel guilty.
• Hints. The person may say e.g. “Don’t worry about me, I’ll make it by myself” The message of course is that you do not care.

When it comes to imposing guilt on ourselves, our feelings and thoughts are involved. We can feel ashamed for the faults we have done, but we can also blame ourselves for imaginary faults.

What is the source of the imposing of guilt?

There is a difference between convicting of sin and imposing guilt . The Holy Spirit convicts us of sin, and he does it in order for us to get things right. He says: “This is wrong. Come let’s sort it out!” The enemy, who imposes guilt, says:” Something is wrong. There is no solution for you!”

One of the devil’s names is The Accuser, and he really lives up to that name. His purpose for accusing us is, to get us into condemnation.

How should we deal with the enemy’s weapon, imposing of guilt?

When the Holy Spirit convicts you of sin you need to confess the sin. Then you will be forgiven and cleansed (1 John 1: 9). When the enemy imposes guilt, no matter if he uses a person, or if he sends a thought into your mind, you need to see who is behind and resist the attack.

Rom. 8:1
Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus

Rom. 8:33
Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies.

10/01/2019

Thought for the Day

Filed under: Thought for the Day — kellporten @ 13:41

The Bible is full of exhortations that say we should not fear. When the Bible says something, it is true. When the Bible repeats a truth two or three times, it’s a confirmation. When the Bible says that we should not fear over 300 times, we can be assured that God really wants to emphasize it.

09/30/2019

Spiritual Warfare in the Book of Proverbs – part 89

Filed under: Spiritual Warfare School — kellporten @ 16:00

Scripture:

Prov. 12:24
The hand of the diligent will rule, But the lazy man will be put to forced labor.

Comment:

The scripture could be interpreted; diligent work will lead to a good career, while a lazy person must work as a slave. We can also look at the scripture from another point of view. This teaching series is about spiritual warfare, so we will look at the scripture from that aspect.

Spiritual warfare is not about having a quick battle with the evil spirits, and then to stop fighting. We need to be diligent and persistent in the battle in order to conquer the enemy and see permanent results.

If we take authority over the evil spirits that are attacking us, and make it a habit to always act that way, the spirits will eventually realize that it is useless to attack us. Attacking us will cost them too much, since we always react by driving them away and binding them. As a result, not only will we be left alone by the enemy, but also those who we are standing in the gap for.

If we, on the other hand, are lazy in the battle, and don’t use the authority that has been given to us, we will allow the enemy to continue to attack. We will then risk being enslaved ourselves, and we will be of no help for people around us.

09/27/2019

Spiritual Warfare in the Book of Proverbs – part 88

Filed under: Spiritual Warfare School — kellporten @ 17:13

Scripture:

Prov. 12:19
The truthful lip shall be established forever, But a lying tongue is but for a moment.

(Swedish version: Truthful words remain for ever …)

Comment:

In the invisible war that we all are involved in, the enemy attacks us in different ways. A common form of attack is to make us doubt the Word of God.

The words of the enemy can seem very trustworthy, and we can easily be deceived unless we are established in the Word of God. It is in the Word of God we get the right perspective of our situation. It is in the Word of God where we learn how great God is, and how inferior the enemy is to Him. We also learn about our position of authority as God’s people. We learn all these things by reading the bible.

The Word of God is right, and it remains forever.

Ps. 33:4
For the word of the LORD is right, And all His work is done in truth.

If the enemy can make us doubt the Word of God, we will lose the solid ground we need in order to resist the attacks of the enemy. Therefore it is very important that we make it a habit to read the Word of God, and it is also important that we put the truth of God before our emotions and experiences.

09/26/2019

Thought for the Day

Filed under: Thought for the Day — kellporten @ 10:11

It’s not about WHAT is coming against you, but it’s about WHO is with you. There will be a lot of setbacks and difficulties against us. We are not exempt from them. But God is with us. That is our real security.

09/25/2019

The enemy’s weapons: Condemnation

Filed under: Spiritual Warfare School — kellporten @ 21:49

What do we mean by condemnation?

When we have done something wrong, we get a sense of guilt. We can feel like everything is lost, and that there is no future. Ultimately, condemnation is about having a sense of being lost, and of being outside of God’s ability to save.

Where do feelings of guilt and condemnation come from?

Feelings of guilt can come from the Holy Spirit, and His purpose is to make us repent from the wrong we have done. But, if we have confessed the wrongs to God and thus have been forgiven (1 John 1:9), and we still feel guilt, it is an attack from the enemy.

What is the enemy’s purpose for sending condemnation?

The enemy’s purpose is always to separate us from God, and His will for us. The enemy knows we are a potential danger to him, but he also knows that it takes that we walk by faith. Therefore, he tries to instill thoughts that we are lost, and that there is no use to pray and command anymore.

Imagine a soldier, fully equipped for war. Then imagine that he is sitting on the ground, deeply depressed and having his weapons put aside. In that state he is not dangerous at all to the enemy, right? The enemy wants to get us there, and he is using condemnation to accomplish it.

How should we act against the condemnation from the enemy?

1. Stick to the truth of the Word of God, that says, there is no condemnation for us who have received Jesus into our lives.

Rom. 8:1
Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus

2. Proclaim that you have been set free from condemnation, thanks to Jesus.

3. Command every spirit of condemnation to back off.

09/18/2019

The enemy’s weapons: Fear – part 2

Filed under: Spiritual Warfare School — kellporten @ 21:40

Is fear natural?

God never meant for us to live in fear. The Word of God tells us, not to fear. Since the bible never tells us to do things that are impossible, it means it is possible to live without fear. It might seem impossible to us, but with the help of God it is possible.

We need to look at fear as an attack from the evil spiritual world. As long as we accept fear as something natural, we will not be able to fully defend ourselves against the attacks of the enemy.

How do we get free from fear?

– Confess fear as sin and repent from it

– Look at fear as something unnatural and resist it

– Look at fear as evil spirits trying to control your life

– Command spirits of fear to leave you

– Chose to trust in God.

Ps. 56:3
When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.

Hebr. 13:6
So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?”

– Read the promises in the Word of God and hold on to them.

Ps. 119:157
Many are the foes who persecute me, but I have not turned from your statutes.

– Let the love of God fill you

1 Joh 4:18
There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear …

09/16/2019

Spiritual Warfare in the Book of Proverbs – part 87

Filed under: Spiritual Warfare School — kellporten @ 21:55

Scripture:

Prov. 12:18
There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.

(Swedish version: Words from a thoughtless can pierce like a sword …)

Comment:

Over and over again we need to remind ourselves the importance of our words. This scripture speaks about the words from a thoughtless person piercing others like a sword. According to the original text we could just as well say that babbling can hurt people. When we babble, without allowing the Holy Spirit to guide our words and thoughts, the evil spirits can use our words to hurt people around us.

If we look at the end of the scripture, we see that our words can also be a blessing. It says that the tongue of the wise is health. Who are the wise? Are they those who are very intelligent and well educated? Real wisdom, is to be led by the Holy Spirit, The Spirit of wisdom.

Isa. 11:2
The Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon Him, The Spirit of wisdom and understanding, The Spirit of counsel and might, The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD.

The Spirit of wisdom lives in you if you have received Jesus as your Lord. Do you let him guide you in what you say, think and do? When we speak words that are inspired by the Holy Spirit, they will give healing, deliverance and restoration to those who listen to them. This is a form of spiritual warfare. The enemy has to give back what he has stolen from people.

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