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1  Living for Adventures with the Spirit of God ●Leads and guides ●Reveals things to come ●Unpredictable experiences  Living for Adventures with the Spirit of God ●Leads and guides ●Reveals things to come ●Unpredictable experiences

2 Adventures in Spiritual Conflict Living for Adventure

3 I. Conflict of Kingdoms

4 A long time ago in a universe very near there was God Almighty Supreme Being over all creation. There arose an insurrection initiated by one of His created beings, the son of the morning, anointed angel, Lucifer…

5  Conflict Begins ●Isaiah 14:12-17 ▪How you have fallen from heaven, (KJV – O Lucifer), son of the morning ▪I will set my throne above God’s stars ▪I will be like the Most High ▪Instead you will be brought down to hell  Conflict Begins ●Isaiah 14:12-17 ▪How you have fallen from heaven, (KJV – O Lucifer), son of the morning ▪I will set my throne above God’s stars ▪I will be like the Most High ▪Instead you will be brought down to hell

6  Contrast of Kingdoms ●Nature of the kingdom emanates from the character of the king - Light- Darkness - Life- Death - Love- Lust - Truth- Lying - Obedience- Disobedience  Contrast of Kingdoms ●Nature of the kingdom emanates from the character of the king - Light- Darkness - Life- Death - Love- Lust - Truth- Lying - Obedience- Disobedience

7  2 Corinthians 4:4 Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don’t understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God.

8  Colossians 2:15 In this way, he disarmed the spiritual rulers and authorities. He shamed them publicly by his victory over them on the cross.

9  Colossians 1:13 For he has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of his dear Son,  Satan is still god of this world because people of this world are still under his dominion  Colossians 1:13 For he has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of his dear Son,  Satan is still god of this world because people of this world are still under his dominion

10  The Not Yet ●Revelation 11:15 Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices shouting in heaven: “The world has now become the Kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he will reign forever and ever.”  The Not Yet ●Revelation 11:15 Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices shouting in heaven: “The world has now become the Kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he will reign forever and ever.”

11 II. Personal Conflict  Ephesians 6:10-13 ●Schemes – 2 Corinthians 2:11 - so that Satan will not outsmart us. For we are familiar with his evil schemes. ●Wrestle ●Resist  1 Peter 5:8-9 ●Seeking to devour ●Resist firm in your faith  Ephesians 6:10-13 ●Schemes – 2 Corinthians 2:11 - so that Satan will not outsmart us. For we are familiar with his evil schemes. ●Wrestle ●Resist  1 Peter 5:8-9 ●Seeking to devour ●Resist firm in your faith

12  Ephesians 4: And “don’t sin by letting anger control you.” Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry, 27for anger gives a foothold to the devil. ●Opportunity ●Area of jurisdiction  Ephesians 4: And “don’t sin by letting anger control you.” Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry, 27for anger gives a foothold to the devil. ●Opportunity ●Area of jurisdiction

13  2 Corinthians 10:3-5 ●Not wage war as humans ●We do not use worldly weapons ●God’s mighty weapons - Divinely powerful – destruction of fortresses (strongholds/areas of jurisdiction) ●Taking thoughts captive  2 Corinthians 10:3-5 ●Not wage war as humans ●We do not use worldly weapons ●God’s mighty weapons - Divinely powerful – destruction of fortresses (strongholds/areas of jurisdiction) ●Taking thoughts captive

14  Dealing with curses – Proverbs 26:2 Like a fluttering sparrow or a darting swallow, an undeserved curse will not land on its intended victim.

15 III. Ministry Conflict  Mark 16:17 – signs that follow those who believe ●Cast out evil spirits  Demonic manifestations ●Demons disrupted by the presence of the Lord (his presence in you) ●Mark 5 – Mad man of the Garesenes ●Mark 9 – boy thrown violently to the ground foaming at the mouth, grinding teeth – when the spirit saw Jesus it threw the child into a violent convulsion fell to the ground writhing and foaming at the mouth  Mark 16:17 – signs that follow those who believe ●Cast out evil spirits  Demonic manifestations ●Demons disrupted by the presence of the Lord (his presence in you) ●Mark 5 – Mad man of the Garesenes ●Mark 9 – boy thrown violently to the ground foaming at the mouth, grinding teeth – when the spirit saw Jesus it threw the child into a violent convulsion fell to the ground writhing and foaming at the mouth

16  Who you gonna call?  If there's something strange In your neighborhood Who you gonna call (Ghostbusters) If there's something weird And it don't look good Who you gonna call (Ghostbusters)  Not Ghostbusters – but power of the Holy Spirit in you, by the name and blood of Jesus!!  Who you gonna call?  If there's something strange In your neighborhood Who you gonna call (Ghostbusters) If there's something weird And it don't look good Who you gonna call (Ghostbusters)  Not Ghostbusters – but power of the Holy Spirit in you, by the name and blood of Jesus!!

17  Personal Experiences ●Personal ●Family ●Individual ●Mexico ●India  Can Christians be possessed? ●No, but definitely oppressed, influenced, afflicted, strongholds, jurisdiction  Personal Experiences ●Personal ●Family ●Individual ●Mexico ●India  Can Christians be possessed? ●No, but definitely oppressed, influenced, afflicted, strongholds, jurisdiction

18 IV. Victory  Luke 10: Look, I have given you authority over all the power of the enemy, and you can walk among snakes and scorpions and crush them. Nothing will injure you. 20But don’t rejoice because evil spirits obey you; rejoice because your names are registered in heaven.”

19  Isaiah 54:17 But in that coming day no weapon turned against you will succeed. You will silence every voice raised up to accuse you. These benefits are enjoyed by the servants of the LORD; their vindication will come from me. I, the LORD, have spoken!  Psalms 34: The LORD is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed. 19The righteous person faces many troubles, but the LORD comes to the rescue each time.  Isaiah 54:17 But in that coming day no weapon turned against you will succeed. You will silence every voice raised up to accuse you. These benefits are enjoyed by the servants of the LORD; their vindication will come from me. I, the LORD, have spoken!  Psalms 34: The LORD is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed. 19The righteous person faces many troubles, but the LORD comes to the rescue each time.

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21 Interaction Time  If Jesus defeated principalities and powers on the cross, why do Christians still wrestle with them?  One of the gifts (special abilities) of the Holy Spirit is the discerning of spirits – to know if something is of God or an evil spirit. What do you do if you discern someone is being influenced, oppressed, or afflicted by an evil spirit?  If Jesus defeated principalities and powers on the cross, why do Christians still wrestle with them?  One of the gifts (special abilities) of the Holy Spirit is the discerning of spirits – to know if something is of God or an evil spirit. What do you do if you discern someone is being influenced, oppressed, or afflicted by an evil spirit?

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