Stand Fast – 4. Resist The Enemy (part 2)

December 8, 2019

Justin Kane | December 8, 2019
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The only battle the believer has is to remain by faith in the “rest” of God.

Jesus modeled REST for us…

Eph. 6.10 (NKJV) Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.
Eph. 6.11 (NKJV) Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
Eph. 6.12 (NKJV) For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.

Satan/Devil means… Deceiver, False Accuser & Slanderer (Picture Of Casting Or Throwing A Ball Against A Wall Over And Over And Over)

The Enemy Has One Key Mission – To Hinder/Put An End To God’s Work on the earth… In Your family and His Kingdom…

*paul said devil hindered them from coming…

1John 3.8 (NKJV) He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.

He took Satans power, but the enemy Is still is working on the earth and God has given us the power to destroy His works…

John 15.16 (NKJV) You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you.

John 17.18 (NKJV) As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world.

Acts 10.38 (NKJV) how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.

The Enemy Is Trying to Take Advantage of Us… Deceptions Through Ignorance…

2Cor. 2.11 (NKJV) lest Satan should take advantage of us; for we are not ignorant of his devices.

You cannot effectively fight the enemy without Knowing God & His Word…

Devices… Refers To An Orderly, Logical, Effective Arrangement, Usually In Steps Followed To Achieve An End. A Deliberate Planning Or System With A Goal…

Satan has devised a plan to hinder all of us from relating with God in and has done so by enticing us to sin or go back to a place of function 1st… both resulting in Shame, guilt and condemnation

So Now What? What is our plan?

James 4.7 (NKJV) Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

1Pet. 5.8 (NKJV) Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.
1Pet. 5.9 (NKJV) Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world.

“Resisting” Is Our Responsibility… Not God’s…
But its not from a place of defeat, but from the place of an overcomer. A place of REST… the key to resisting is to learn to REST when the enemy comes knocking at your door.

1John 5.4 (NKJV) For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.

Satan Specializes Is coming for your mind… Deception through suggestion

He is attempting to create doubt… Unbelief by introducing a contrary thought to a promise God has already given you…

Satan Knows Exactly What Thoughts, Or Suggestions, To Send In Order To Keep Our Mind From Spiritual Things…

He “Infiltrates” The Minds Of God’s People, If They Allow Him To… That is the battlefield… Our Mind is where He attacks…

Winning The Battle In Your Mind Is The Key To Walking In What Is Already Yours…

We choose to either yield or resist…

Young Girl… Told By Brother She Is Fat & Ugly… Over The Years She Begins To Believe It… “I Am Fat” Takes Root Ad Becomes A Stronghold… This Belief Will Cause Her To Puke And Not Eat… She Is Now 21 & Weighs 65 Lbs… In The Hospital Because She Believes She Is Fat…

What She ‘Knows’ And What She ‘Believes’ Are Two Different Things…

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