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1 SUSTAINING THE HARVEST FORCE IN A HOSTILE WORLD SURVIVING THE HOSTILITIES

2 THE INEVITABILITY OF HOSTILITIES IN THE MISSIONARY ENTERPRISE - JOHN 15:18, 20 AND JOHN 16: 33, I PETER 4:12-13 THE UNIVERSALITY OF THE HSTILITIES IN THE MISSIONARY ENTERPRISE – I PETER 5:8-10

3 SURVIVING THE HOSTILITIES INDIVIDUAL ROLE Being Wise and careful about how you live and operate in a hostile environment [Matthew 10:16; Ephesians ] Being sober, conscious, aware of the dangers and schemes of the enemy [I Peter 5:8] Do not be ignorant of the enemy’s devices [2 Corinth. 2:11] Being fully kitted to both resist and fight back [Eph. 6:10-18] Being sensitive to the leading and direction of the Lord [Paul – Acts 20:22-24; David – I Samuel 23:9-12; 13-14; 30:6-8] Being responsible for your own welfare and trusting the Lord for your sustenance [Acts 20:32-35]

4 SURVIVING THE HOSTILITIES THE ROLE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT (THROUGH DIVINE INTERVENTIONS AND ANGELIC VISITATIONS) Daniel 3:16-18, 24-25; Vs 28 [the fourth man in the fiery furnace sent by God to rescue Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego] Daniel 6:16-23, Vs 21 [the Angel sent by God to shut the mouths of the lions that they did not touch Daniel at all] Acts 5:17-26; vs 19 [the angel of the Lord that opened the prison and sent the apostles back to continue their preaching at the same spot where they were arrested]

5 SURVIVING THE HOSTILITIES THE ROLE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT (THROUGH DIVINE INTERVENTIONS AND ANGELIC VISITATIONS) Acts 7:55 [the vision of God’s glory and the Lord Jesus standing at the right hand of God that strengthened him to endure the stoning and pay the price for the salvation of Saul (Paul) Acts 12:6-11; [the angel of the Lord that set Peter free from the prison and saved him from being killed by Herod; the angel of the Lord that smote Herod dead, leading to the advance and spread of the gospel)

6 SURVIVING THE HOSTILITIES THE ROLE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT (THROUGH DIVINE INTERVENTIONS AND ANGELIC VISITATIONS) Acts 18:9 [the voice of the Lord encouraging Paul to continue his ministry at Corinth and assuring him of God’s protection until he has accomplished the ministry there] Acts 22:17-18 [the voice of the Lord asking Paul to depart quickly from Jerusalem because of the threat on his life] Acts 23:11 [The encouragement of the Lord to Paul assuring him that he will continue and complete his ministry in Rome in spite of the witness of the Holy Spirit about persecution and imprisonment he was to face on the way [Acts 20:22-24] – See Acts 28:30-31


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