Presentation on theme: "Spiritual Warfare Basic Training. The Basics Spiritual warfare involve some basic - you must know when it is time to fight -you must know what spiritual."— Presentation transcript:
The Basics Spiritual warfare involve some basic - you must know when it is time to fight -you must know what spiritual weapon to use and how to properly use it -you must know the enemy you face -you must pray for discernment -you must remember your battle is not with the person but the spirit on the person so you have to speak to the spirit
The Basics 1 John 4:3-6 Spirit of Error-, lies (believing, embracing, repeating) open you up to a spirit of error. The Devil has always used lies as a primary form of warfare with the church -false or mutated doctrines, -it is important that you find the truth of God’s word for yourself, never put your salvation, understanding of Godly knowledge or his word in the complete control or solely in the hands of man. Truth is the only thing that fights against a lie.
The Basics Spirit of deception- the devil loves to deceive, Freedom from spiritual conflicts and bondage (spiritual warfare) is not a power encounter it is a truth encounter –Dr. Neil Anderson. Believing doctrine that is a half truth or close to the truth is more dangerous than a lie, because it has some aspects of being right, that is why the spirit of deception is so dangerous. There are no gray areas with God -2Cor. 10:5 either it is the truth or a lie
The Basics John 8:44 Satan is the father of lies and there is no truth in him. Meaning there is no truth in his motives, things of this world, his realm, his rule, his false dominion or his way which seems right to the flesh, lust and desire of man. James 3:8- our tongue is a powerful weapon that can be used for evil or good.
The basics Some half truths that easily deceive Christians and cause them to fall into the spirit of error. old wives tales- superstitions Friday the 13 th not walking under ladder luck, lucky rabbit foot wearing crystals reading horoscopes watching or listening TV or talk shows and not verifying the content that you are hearing.
The Basics Spirit of whoredom and perversion- lead to sexual immorality, they are prevalent in our music, tv, they have confused the union of sexual intimacy from something beautiful as God designed into something that has been reduced to entertainment ex. Pornography, portrayal of men and women as sexual objects etc.. 1 Cor 6:12 everything that is lawful is not necessarily good or meant for you as a believer You cannot put anything before your relationship with God. James 1: 14-15
The Basics Spirit of perversion it enters thru abuse, sexual problems in marriage, early exposure to sexual materials, undisciplined devotional life, occult (which is heavy into sexual sins) Lessons from Hosea
The Basics Spirit of Confusion- Leviathan (to twist) Job 3:8, Job 41:1-6, Isaiah 27:1 Seeks to block the flow of God’s purpose, power and prosperity in your life and the church. Job 41:1-6- we are powerless against a spirit of confusion in the flesh. Spirit of confusion tries to hide where and the flow of God’s spirit are moving among the people Twist the truth, creates division in the church, Leviathan is defeated by the word and Spirit. Eph 6:17, Heb. 4:12-13, 2 Peter 3:16-18