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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 ?
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 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 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 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 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
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
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 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 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 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 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
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
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 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 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
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
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 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.