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1 1 Spiritual Warfare Keith Gerner INTRODUCTION (a)Problems YOU are experiencing ? What takes away ASSURANCE OF SALVATION? WHY DO PEOPLE "LOSE" healings ? "Baptism of the Spirit" robbed by thought that “I did not have GENUINE TONGUES !” What is "the evil day" ? Why STANDING IS SO IMPORANT ?

2 2 Spiritual Warfare Keith Gerner (b) Examine Ephesians chapter 6 for answers © Jesus defeated the Devil in wilderness by SCRIPTURE, not just experience! (Matt 4:4-7) You can also win ! (1 Corinth 10:13) if you know the right answers !! This introductory Course shows the way !

3 3 Spiritual Warfare Keith Gerner Lesson 1. THE ENEMY. Eph 6:10-18 (A) Leader = Devil (B) Helpers (i)Finally v.10 (ii) Full armour. (iii)Not flesh & blood.v.12

4 4 Spiritual Warfare Keith Gerner (A) THE ENEMY (Contd) (iv) WRESTLING IS HAND TO HAND STRUGGLE. cf Jacob. Gen 32:24. GRADES OF DEMONS TO FIGHT. CF Rom. 8:38, 1 Cor 15:24 (v) SATAN is world ruler to give up usurped rule later. Jn 12:31 MASQUERADES AS "ANGEL OF LIGHT“ 2 Cor. 11:13-14

5 5 Spiritual Warfare Keith Gerner (vi) Wickedness of Satan in high places.v.12 False teaching Cf.Secret rapture Lacunza= Coming Messiah & No Tribulation by Secret Rapture of Christians Irvine translated Book 1830 vision by M Mc Donald Brethren Founder adopts view in France Scofield Bible notes= Rapture & Gifts will pass away. Scripture teaching: Matt 24: Rev 7:14 Leading to CarelessnessLeading to Carelessness Cf Virgins in Matthew 25

6 6 Spiritual Warfare Keith Gerner Lesson 2. EQUIPMENT OF GOD. (i) EQUIPMENT OF GOD = PANOPLIA = CHRIST Eph 6:14 (ii) Satan seeks a bridgehead in lies & anger. Eph 4:25-27 (ii) Can a Christian be infiltrated by a demon? (iv) JUDAS ISCARIOT AND HIS FALL.

7 7 Spiritual Warfare Keith Gerner (iv) JUDAS ISCARIOT & GRACE OF GOD. (Contd) (1)CALLED. A. Background B. Name & Early History C. Personally called by Christ Jesus prayed all night & felt personally led to call him by God.Lk 6:12-16 Given supernatural power & saw miracles. Matt 10:1-4 2.CHARACTER (i) `Development of character (ii) Chosen when other left Jesus. Jn 6:62-64 (iv) CRITICAL In his attitude. “Diabolos “= accuser, not demonic. Rev 12:9-10 DIVIDED HEART as he wanted money and Christ. Matt 6:20.Luke 12:1-3 Incident in Simon of Bethany. Matt 26:7-13. Affected others. Rom 16:17-19 (v) CRAFTY but under pressure from soul emotions & Satan. Matt 26:14-15

8 8 Spiritual Warfare Keith Gerner Lesson 2. (JUDAS.Contd) 3.CRISIS (a).Love of Christ shown to him. (b) Word of Knowledge Supper. Matt 26:21 © Depper revelation to John. Jn 13:26 (d) Judas lost by refusing this love. Jn 13:27-30 J(F)udas committed suicide. His death Purchase of Potter Field. Zech 11: CONTROVERSY (A).Joined Apostles intending to betray Jesus ? (b) Strong patriot? BUT rejected & sorry.Mtt 27:3-10 © Judas was hoping 12 legions to help Jesu?.Matt 26:53 BUT Jesus did not view him this way. Jn 17:12 (d).Foreordained to be a traitor ? Matt 26:54 BUT Judas was PERSONLLY RESPONSIBLE & not mere instrument of fate Jesus trusted Father to over rule. Knew about Judas. DID NTO FIX HIM Somebody had to betray Jesus but did not have to be Judas. 4,BETRAYAL was work of gradual development (a) Judas came from Southern Judah and Israel. Essentially WEAK 1(b) No open breach with Lord but ostensibly remained a follower. Jn 13:17 C). Blamed High priests NOT himself,. Matt 27:3-4 (d) Aimed at selfish AMBITION and GREED & did not weigh consequences

9 9 Spiritual Warfare Keith Gerner Lesson 2. Equipment Judas (Contd) 4. CHALLENGE to us. CALLING BY CHRIST must lead to going on with God. 2 Peter 1:4-11 MIRACLES do not guarentee salvation Matt 7:21-23 LOVE & SERVICE more important then selfish ambition. Cf Thyatira.Rev 2:19 ADMIT SIN BELIEVE love of Jesus. CONFESS & COME TO HIM. Contrast Peter John 21:15-19

10 10 Spiritual Warfare Keith Gerner Lesson 2.EQUIPMENT 1. THE GIRDLE OF TRUTH. Ephes 6:14 Worn by JESUS as Messiah. Isa 11:5. Truthfulness holds the rest togethee 1 Tim 1:5 and v 18 (A) SATAN is a LIAR. John 8:44 (B) The Girdle holds other armor parts. 1 Tim 2:9 © Girdle holds the sword & word of God in prophecy. 1 Tim 1:18 (d) Once Satan enters life, things begin to fall apart. Cf Kind David & Bathsheba. Ps 32 and 51.

11 11 Spiritual Warfare Keith Gerner Lesson 2 Equipment (Contd ) 2.BREASTPLACE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS. Eph 6:14 Worn by JESUS AS Messiah. Isa 59:17, cf. John 8:46-50 Cf DANIEL delivered from Lions Daniel 6:22-23 (a)Breastplate explained (b) Symbol of our righteousness IN Christ. 2 Cor 5:24 © Shows kind of life we should live. Eph 4:24 (d) Satan cannot accuse Believer living a Godly life. 2 Cor 6:1-10 (e) Difference between accusation of Satan and CONVICTION OF THE HOLY GHOST. Jude v 9-10 and 1 John 1:9 Robbing God. Mal 3:7-8

12 12 Spiritual Warfare Keith Gerner LESSON 3. ARMOUR OF GOD ( 3) SANDALS OF GOSPEL PREPARATION Feet shod & sandals.Mk 6:9 Preparation. Readiness & firm foundation.Ps 89:14. (A) SHOES OF THE GOSPEL Sandals with hob nails = Peace of God = Messiah message. Isa 52:7 Peace with God. Rom 5:1-5 Peace with each other. 1 John 5:1-4 Prepare to share the Gospel Follow & suffer. Ps 10:17 Preach where God sends. Rom 10:15, 2 Cor 5:18, Matt 10: Acts 10

13 13 Spiritual Warfare Keith Gerner (4) SHIELD OF FAITH.v.16 Thureos shield shaped like door = God. Ps 3:3 Large shield Edges could interlock with others. 1 Pet 5:8-11 Faith = trust in power & promises of God. –Faith defensive v fiery darts –1 Jn 5:4-5 –Darts = wrong thoughts and accusations

14 14 Spiritual Warfare Keith Gerner LESSON 3. ARMOUR OF GOD (3) SANDALS OF GOSPEL PREPARATION Feet shod & sandals.Mk 6:9 Preparation = Readiness & firm foundation.Ps 89:14. (A) SHOES OF THE GOSPEL (i) Sandals with hob nails = Peace of God = Messiah message. Isa 52:7 (ii) Peace with God. Rom 5:1-5

15 15 Spiritual Warfare Keith Gerner Lesson 3 (CONTD) (A) SHOES OF GOSPEL (iii) Peace with each other. 1 John 5:1-4 Prepare to share the Gospel (a) Follow & suffer. Ps 10:17 (b) Preach where God sends. Rom 10:15, 2 Cor 5:18, Matt 10:11-13.Acts 10

16 16 Spiritual Warfare Keith Gerner (4) SHIELD OF FAITH.v.16 (a) Thureos shield shaped like door = God. Ps 3:3 Large shield (b)Edges could interlock with others. 1 Pet 5:8-11

17 17 Spiritual Warfare Keith Gerner 4. SHIELD OF FAITH (Contd) © Faith = trust in power & promises of God. (I)Faith defensive v fiery darts 1 Jn 5:4-5 (II) Darts = wrong thoughts and accusations

18 18 Spiritual Warfare Keith Gerner Cf STORY OF JOB. Jam 5:10 A.Prologue. Job chap 1 1.Setting in heaven v/1-5. God v Satan 2.Trial of Job. Job 1:6 – 2:10 3.Arrival of 3 Comforters. 2:11-13 (1) First Cycle. (a) ELIPHAZ with demon vision.Ch.4-5 (b)Job depressed but beginning g to get calm.Ch.6-7 BILDAD uses old time religion & tradition. Ch 8 JOB maintains innocence & depressed. Ch 9-10 ZOPHAR asks Job to repent. Ch 11 JOB realizes only God can help. Ch 12-14

19 19 Spiritual Warfare Keith Gerner (2) 2nd Cycle (a) ELIPHAZ accuses Job & demands repent (b) JOB replies by mourning & maintaining innocence © BILDAD taunts his torment & threatens Job. Ch 18 JOB believes in ultimate victory & resurrection.19:25 ZOPHAR threatens JOB with hell fire. Ch 20 JOB concludes human help is useless. Ch 21 (3) 3rd Cycle (a) ELIPHAZ loses patience with Job. Ch 22 (b) Job wants to speak to God/ (ch 23-4) (c) BILDAD argues (d) Job unmoved (e) Innocent (ch 29-30) F. ELIHU v.32-7 G. GOD SPEAKS CH :6) JOB REPENTS & FORGIVES SATAN BEATEN & JOB BLESSED

20 20 Spiritual Warfare Keith Gerner Lesson 4. ESCAPING FROM STINKING THINKING (5 ) HELMET OF SALVATION Introduction (i) HELMET OF MESSIAH. Isa 59:17 Jesus had ZEAL at first coming. John 2:17 He will exact vengeance at his 2nd Coming.2 Thess 1:8-10 (ii) Cf ELIJAH & JEZEBEL 1 Kngs 19:1-2 (a) ATTACK BY JEZEBEL Revelation 2:20-29 (i) Scripture (ii) What is a Jezebel? (iii) Whom does it target ? (iv) How can it be recognized ? (v) How defeated ? (b) DISCOURAGEMENT of Elijah How is this healed ?

21 21 Spiritual Warfare Keith Gerner 5.HELMET (cont) (b) HELMET OF GOD’S PEOPLE 1 Thess 5:8 (i)TAKE helmet from God more passive than v.13 is v.17 (ii) Helmet is HOPE with no disappointment Rom 5:5 (iii) Covers MIND v false doctrine & later despair.Ps 3:3 (iv) Salvation comes from God Rom 8:24 (v) Heavenly army follows Christ. Rev 19: (vi)Zeal for praying God’s vengeance Rev 6:9-11 Cf Examples: Jehu. 2 Kings 10:13-16 Jews. Rom 10:1-2 Paul. Phil.3:6 Phineas. Num 25:11-13 Corinthian church. – 2 Cor.7:11, 9:2

22 22 Spiritual Warfare Keith Gerner (6) SWORD OF THE SPIRIT.Eph 6:17 (a) MEANING 1. Definition of SWORD 2.Sword OF THE SPIRIT Heb 4:12 (b) MESSIAH Jesus has sword. Rev 1:16

23 23 Spiritual Warfare Keith Gerner SWORD OF SPIRIT (Cont) © MESSAGE WORDS used as a sword. (i) This sword pierces HEART.not just flesh. Heb 4:12-13 (ii) MATERIAL v. SPIRITUAL use of swords compared (1 )Peter.Acts 2:37 Spirit. Lk 22: Material  (2) Moses. Exodus 2:  (3) Material one dulls: spiritual one sharpens with use. (a) Spirit wrote the word (b) Material swords wounds: Spirit sword heals © Cripple Satan by use of Bible like Jesus. Lk 4:1-3

24 24 Spiritual Warfare Keith Gerner Session 5, EMERGING IN VICTORY BY PRAYER. Lesson 7 Ephes 6:18 (a) HOW TO PRAY = in the Spirit Cf HANNAH = grace (meaning of her name) 1 Sam 1:1-20 (i)Relationship as wife = Bride of Christ (ii)Real Need only God could meet (iii)God needed a prophet to speak to Eli about sin (iv)Chosen & loved wife (v) Enemy attacked her.v.6-7 (vi)Fasted and did not eat (vii)Love of husband not enough: wanted children.v.8 (viii)Vowed to God. V.9-11 (ix) Misunderstood by Church.v.12ff (x) Prophetic word.v.17 (xi) Praise & faith in prophecy (xii) Faith in action = sex with husband.v.19 (xiii) Victory over Satan : prophet produced & rebuked sin (xiv) Samuel produced more victories.1 Sa, 7:7-14

25 25 Spiritual Warfare Keith Gerner Session 5 Victory by Prayer (b) WHEN TO PRAY = ALL OCCASIONS.v.12 Cf DANIEL ch 6:6-10 Risked life in the Den for this habit © WHAT TO PRAY ? All kinds with thanksgiving. Cf Prayers of Christ. 1. Lord’s Prayer (Matt 6:9-13) 2. Christ teaching on Prayer. (Matt 11:25-26) (Luke 11:5-9) 3. Prayers offered by Christ as example (1) High Priest;y prayer. (John 17) (2) Gethsemane prayer (Mk 14:22-40, Luke 22:39-46) (3) prayers on the Cross. ( Matt 27:46) (Mark 15:34) (4) Prayers after resurrection (5) General conclusions

26 26 Spiritual Warfare Keith Gerner 5.VICTORY BY PRAYER (D) WATCH AND PRAY Lk 21;36 (e) HOW LONG TO PRAY ? Keep on. 1 Thess 5:17 (i) THE WIDOW. Lk 18:1-8 (ii) DANIEL PRAYED THROUGH 2nd HEAVEN ATTACK. Dan 10: Angel ministry Matt 4:11 2. Know position & be bold. Dan 9:23 3. Invisible heavenly warfare 4 Geographical angel divisions 5. Importance of prayer. Cf Newcastle & 1970s revival

27 27 Spiritual Warfare Keith Gerner PRAYER: Lesson 1. (A) THE POWER OF PRAYER..Lesson 1. (A) THE POWER OF PRAYER.. Lesson 2. (B) PERSONAL PRAYER.Lesson 2. (B) PERSONAL PRAYER. Lesson 3. PRACTICE OF PRAYERLesson 3. PRACTICE OF PRAYER (i) PRAISE. Secret of entering God's presence(i) PRAISE. Secret of entering God's presence Lesson 4. (ii) PRAYER OF FAITH.Lesson 4. (ii) PRAYER OF FAITH. Lesson.5. (iii) PRIESTLY INTERCESSION.Lesson.5. (iii) PRIESTLY INTERCESSION. Lesson 6. (iv) PARDON & CONFESSION OF SIN.Lesson 6. (iv) PARDON & CONFESSION OF SIN. Lesson 7. (v) PRAYING IN THE SPIRITLesson 7. (v) PRAYING IN THE SPIRIT Lesson 8. (vi) PROSPERITY & SUCCESSLesson 8. (vi) PROSPERITY & SUCCESS Lesson 9. (vii) PRAYER AND FASTING.Lesson 9. (vii) PRAYER AND FASTING. Lesson 10. (viii) PRAYERS OF CHRIST.Lesson 10. (viii) PRAYERS OF CHRIST.


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