Presentation on theme: "1.How does the Enemy use CONFUSION as one of his spiritual weapons? How have you experienced this in your life? How should we counter this weapon? 2.How."— Presentation transcript:
1.How does the Enemy use CONFUSION as one of his spiritual weapons? How have you experienced this in your life? How should we counter this weapon? 2.How does the Enemy use FEAR as one of his spiritual weapons? How have you experienced this in your life? How should we counter this weapon? 3.How does the Enemy use WORRY as one of his weapons? How have you experienced this in your life? How should we counter this weapon?
1.God Encourages Satan Discourages 2.God Promotes CLARITY Satan Promotes CONFUSION 3.God Promotes PEACE Satan Promotes FEAR/WORRY
When they heard this they were enraged and were crying out, "Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!" So the city was filled with the confusion, and they rushed together into the theater, dragging with them Gaius and Aristarchus, Macedonians who were Paul's companions in travel. But when Paul wished to go in among the crowd, the disciples would not let him. And even some of the Asiarchs, who were friends of his, sent to him and were urging him not to venture into the theater. Now some cried out one thing, some another, for the assembly was in confusion, and most of them did not know why they had come together.
And have you forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons? "My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord, nor be weary when reproved by him. For the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and chastises every son whom he receives."
1.Love for God 2.Love for Others 3.Kingdom Advancement 4.Character
The Ephraimites, armed with the bow, turned back on the day of battle. They did not keep God's covenant, but refused to walk according to his law. They forgot his works and the wonders that he had shown them.
(1:20) - …"Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, (8:26) - And he said to them, "Why are you afraid, O you of little faith?" Then he rose and rebuked the winds and the sea (10:28) - And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell. (14:27) - But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, "Take heart; it is I. Do not be afraid."
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. (KJV)
A Psalm of David. The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
To the choirmaster. Of the Sons of Korah. According to Alamoth. A Song. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling. Selah.
In everything we have won more than a victory because of Christ who loves us.
For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.
Though many foes beset you round, And feeble is your arm, Your life is hid with Christ in God Beyond the realm of harm. Weak as you are you shall not fade, Or fainting shall not die; Jesus the strength of every saint Will aid you from on high.
Though unperceived by mortal sense, Faith sees Him always near, A guide, a glory, a defense, What have you to fear? As surely as He overcame, And triumphed once for you, So surely you that love His name Shall in Him triumph too.