Eph. 6:12 " For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places."
STRONG MAN Strongman: The controller, leader, chief over a group of evil spirits. The Bible calls “strongman” ruler of darkness of this world. "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” Eph. 6:12
“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” The devil (4 things he is ) He is the ruler of this world. He has authority. He has the powers of the dark. He has a spiritual force of evil. Eph. 6:12
STRONGMAN OF....... INFIRMITY..........................Luke 13:11-13 BONDAGE..........................Rom. 8:15 STRONGMAN OF FEAR.......2 Tim. 1:7 SEDUCING SPIRITS.............1 Tim. 4:1 SPIRIT OF ANTI – CHRIST....1 John 4:3 STRONGMAN OF ERROR...1 John 4:6 DUMB AND DEAF SPIRIT....Mark 9:17 SPIRIT OF DEATH................Heb. 2:14 Ex. 12:23
BREAKING / STRONGMAN Admit there is a strongman As the Holy Spirit to reveal the strongman Confess and repent of sins Renounce occult Forgive other people Break soul ties Close open channels /doors Confess you are the Temple Of God Call for Angels of God Taking Authority over Strongmen Be an imitator of Jesus
2-fold attack against the devil. First of all we must understand we are on the winning side. There is no need to fear in this battle. 1 John 3:8 The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work. Jesus defeated Satan and his forces on the cross of Calvary. We just got to exercise our faith and claim the victory that Jesus already won on the cross. The devil and his forces cannot defeat you but we have the power to defeat every forces of evil that is acting against us (you).
How can we bind the strongman? The key is in Revelation 12:7-11 See the outcome of this warfare. Revelation 12:11 “They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.”
The Blood Gives Protection- Exodus 11:13 The Blood Gives Healing - Isaiah 53:5 The Blood Gives Deliverance - Hebrews 2:14-15 Weapon used in the Heavenly Warfare. 1. The blood of the Lamb. 2. Word of their testimony. When we think about testimony we think about our lives; the way we lead our lives and how God has helped us live successful Christian lives
Strategies for Prayer Have a personal “PRAYER TRIGGER” Use the church bulletin or calendar as a prayer guide. Develop a “Focus on the Family” prayer strategy. Follow the “ACTS Model”. Do “drive by” praying.
Strategies for Prayer Send an email prayer to someone each day. Use a picture and pray over it. Use the News to direct your praying. Take time during the day to stop and pray. Make prayer import
UNDERSTANDING THE BATTLE A Life style of PRAYER Jesus my Strongman NC WIN