Spiritual WARFARE

Friday, November 9th 2012

ANGELS

definition of ANGEL- is a messenger

created: Pslam 148:2,5 , Col 1:16

*significance. like us they worship our dictator and are subordinate to him.

Non-Human spirits: Hebrew 1:14

*significance. while they may take human form, they are Spirits-humans don't become angels.

They are immortal: Luke 20:36

*significance. They do not die or have a life span.

They are innumerable: Hebrews 12:22

*significance. Their are many many angels.

They are invisible: Numbers 22:22-31

*significance. There are many angels all around us.

They are sexless: Matthew 22:30

*significance. They may appear as man but there is no reason to be value or female- they do no pro-create.

They do the will of God: Psalm 103:20

*significance. They do as God bids-fight, protect, deliverers messages, guide and comfort.


Angels are at war with people also. 2 Kings 6 talks about how angels are all around elisha ready for war.

Satan and Demons

Satan

Satans whole purpose is to destroy. *Genesis 3 & 4* talk about Adam and Eve in the garden and how the serpent gets them to eat the fruit from the tree.

Satan appears to be very successful. Even the first few years of human history.

Humanity is fallen and has a sin nature. We lean towards sin. *James 1:15* Talks about giving birth to sin, and how sin will then eventually die.


Demons are fallen angels.

Demons appear to be fallen angels and therefore have the same traits. *2 Peter 2:4, Jude 6* 2 Peter says that God did not spare the angels that had sinned, and he had casted them out to hell.

Demons have the power to possess. *Mark 5:1-4, they are strong*

Demons are called unclean spirits. *Luke 8:29*

Demons seem to have a hierarchy. *Matthew 12:24-27*

Demons have sacrifices offered to them. *1 Corinthians 10:20*

Demons will be judged. *Matthew8:29* They cannot be redeemed.


SIN

"But each person is tempt when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. Then desire when it has concevied gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death" *James 1:14-15

All of us have sinful desires

Do not nurture/keep doing sins over again, pray to God and ask Him to help you stay away from it, and help you put it to death.

Eventually sin will lead you to death, and will not end up going to Heaven.

Sin- is a disease- meaning that if you get caught up in it, it will stick with you for awhile.

SINS-SINS are symptoms of the disease. Therefore the action. Which means that you are constantly doing the sin over and over again, and not stopping.

PRAYER

The Lords prayer as a Template:

ACTS

A= adoration

C= confession

T= thanksgiving

S= supplication


Matthew 7

Luke 11

Matthew 26

Luke 22




The Lords Prayer

Our Father who in Heaven

Hallowed by your name.

Your kingdom come your will be done

on earth as it in in Heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread

and forgive us our debts

and lead us not into temptation

but deliver us from the evil one


1. Who are we praying to?

2. Tell God how awesome he is!

3. Aligning your will with God's will!

4. Pray to identify my need

5. Confession



Questions

I don't really have any questions to ask that didn't get answered.

Other than I don't think that we didn't really talk to much about them being all around us. We watched a few videos on it but didn't cover all of it. But I'm glad we didn't cause the whole thing sorta of freaks me out.

I believe that Spiritual Warfare is very real though, and that their are demons around us, and satan trying to attack and bring us down.

I feel like they can't harm me, though because I believe in God. I know there will be temptations from them, but I will try and withstand them as much as possible.