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Jesus is our Victory

In Spiritual Warfare, Jesus is our Victory

Defining Spiritual Warfare

“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.” Ephesians 6:12

“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.” 2 Corinthians 10:3-5

Defining Spiritual Oppression

Spiritual oppression is when the enemy is temporarily victorious over a Christian by:

Successfully tempting a Christian to sin Hindering a Christian in their walk with God Stealing the fruit of the Spirit through persistent attacks

Know your enemy & what he does

Devours 1 Peter 5:8; 1 Corinthians 5:5

Disguises 2 Corinthians 11:14

Deceives Revelation 12:9; 2 Thessalonians 2:9

Accuses Revelation 12:10

Steals Matthew 13:19

Tempts 1 Thessalonians 3:5; Mark 1:13

Hinders Luke 13:16; 1 Thessalonians 2:18

Possesses Luke 22:3

Torments 2 Corinthians 12:7

Defending against the enemy

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

“Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. But resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same experiences of suffering are being accomplished by your brethren who are in the world.” 1 Peter 5:8-9

Put on the ARMOR OF GOD: (Ephesians 6:13-18

The Belt of Truth

The Breastplate of Righteousness

The Shoes of the Gospel

The Shield of Faith

The Helmet of Salvation

The Sword of the Spirit

And be Equipped with Prayer

Prepare for a Tactical Retreat

“But when you are tempted, He will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.” 1 Corinthians 10:13

Call for help

“You know of Jesus of Nazareth, how God anointed Him with the Holy Spirit and with power, and how He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.” Acts 10:38

Defeating the enemy

“Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit, says the Lord of hosts.” Zechariah 4:6

“But they that wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31

“They will fight against you, but they will not overcome you, for I am with you to deliver you, declares the Lord” Jeremiah 1:19

“And though they fight against you, they will not prevail over you; for I am with you to save you and deliver you, declares the Lord.” Jeremiah 15:20

“The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law; but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 15:56-57

“Thus says the Lord to you, ‘Do not fear or be dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours but God’s” 2 Chronicles 20:15

“The Lord your God who goes before you will Himself fight on your behalf.” Deuteronomy 1:30

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