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SERMON DATE AND TITLE: 2009-07-26 Resisting Satanic Attack

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Resisting Satanic Attack

SERMON STARTER

          I am a spiritual advocate and spiritual warrior. I discovered the intensity of the spiritual war when I deeply gave my heart and life to Christ at 18 years of age. I had performed the church’s rituals for salvation at the age of 12, but I had a lot of spiritual and emotional maturing to do. What I discovered was that submitting yourself to Christ and His Kingdom automatically conscripts you into the spiritual war. The enemy wants you dead and will use any tool he can to subvert Jesus in you. Satan hates we who are committed followers of Jesus and lies in wait to attack us any way he can.

          This sermon explores the scriptural ways we can resist the enemy and exposes the many ways that Satan tries to subvert God’s people and wear them down. When it comes to spiritual warfare, I have read the end of the book: We win!

 

Pastor Phil  <><<

 

July 26, 2009

pastor Phil Roland, Sheepfold Ministries

Resisting Satanic Attack

Luke 11:14-26

 

JEHOVAH                    The Supernatural Dimension                     SATAN

                                               The "Fourth Dimension"

SIGNS & WONDERS                                                 LYING SIGNS & WONDERS

Physical Healing                                                          Occult Manifestations

Emotional/Spiritual Healing                                       White & Black Magic

Miraculous Activities                                                 Sorcery

 

SATAN'S THREE ROLES:           IDENTIFYING SATANIC ATTACK:

1. TEMPT - Genesis 3:1                    1. Prevented from following Christ

“Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, "Has God indeed said, 'You shall not eat of every tree of the garden'?"

2. DECEIVE - 2 Cor. 11:13,14            2. Merciless attacks weakest area

“For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ.  And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light.”

3. DESTROY - Prov. 14:12                  3. Provokes you to dishonor Christ

“There is a way that seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.”

 

Three Strong Ways You Can Resist Satanic Attack:

I.   ABIDE IN THE UNITY OF CHRIST – Vs. 14-19

          A. Two types of Testing

                        1. Over-Reaction to Lies and Accusation - v. 15

                           "By Beelzebub, the prince of demons, he is driving out demons."

                                    a. The devil attacks w/lies and slander

                                    b. Allow God to be your defender

                        2. Self-Defense / Self-Vindication – v. 16

                           “Others tested him by asking for a sign from heaven.”

                                    a. The naïve and gullible require and sign

b. Jesus said his only sign the Sign of Jonah – Matt. 12:38-40

  “Then some of the scribes and Pharisees answered,

    saying, "Teacher, we want to see a sign from You." But He

    answered and said to them, "An evil and adulterous

    generation seeks after a sign, and no sign will be given to it

    except the sign of the prophet Jonah. "For as Jonah was

    three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so

    will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the

    heart of the earth.”

          B. Under Satanic Attack abide in the unity of His Word –Jn. 15:7

                "If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you

                   desire, and it shall be done for you.”

II. ABIDE IN THE OVERCOMING POWER OF CHRIST – Vs. 20-23

"But if I drive out demons by the finger of God, then the kingdom of God has come to you." "I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing.  He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father."     John 14:12 

          Seven Things You Can Do To Resist Satanic Attack:

            1.  OBEY GOD'S WORD - Eph. 4:26;  Matt, 5:44

                 "In your anger do not sin" : Do not let the sun go down while you are                           still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold.”

                 "But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do

                   good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you

                   and persecute you,”

            2.  MEMORIZE GOD'S WORD - Luke 4:4a

                 “But Jesus answered him, saying, "It is written. . .”

            3.  SPEAK THE NAME OF CHRIST - John 14:14;  Phil. 2:9-11

                 "If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.”

                 “Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name

                   which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee

                   should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those

                   under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus

                   Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”

            4.  CALL UPON THE BLOOD OF CHRIST - Rev. 12:11

                 "And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of

                   their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.”

            5.  GIVE FORTH THE WORD OF TESTIMONY – Acts 1:8

                 "But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you;

                   and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and

                   Samaria, and to the end of the earth."

            6.  MAKE RESTITUTION FOR WRONG-DOING - Luke 19:8

                 “Then Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, "Look, Lord, I give half of

                   my goods to the poor; and if I have taken anything from anyone by

                   false accusation, I restore fourfold."

            7.  REACH UP IN WORSHIP AND PRAISE TO GOD - Ps. 22:3

                  “But You are holy, Enthroned in the praises of Israel.”

 

III. ABIDE IN THE PERSON OF JESUS CHRIST - Verses 24-26

          A. Invite Jesus Christ into Your Heart – Romans 10:9,10

                "The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart" (that is, the

                  word of faith which we preach): that if you confess with your mouth the

                  Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the

                 dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto

                 righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”

             B. Receive the Promised Presence of God  - Rev. 3:20

                 "Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and

                 opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.”

 

 

Resisting Satanic Attack, Text:

Jesus was driving out a demon that was mute. When the demon left, the man who had been mute spoke, and the crowd was amazed.

But some of them said, "By Beelzebub, the prince of demons, he is driving out demons."

Others tested him by asking for a sign from heaven.

Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them: "Any kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and a house divided against itself will fall.

If Satan is divided against himself, how can his kingdom stand? I say this because you claim that I drive out demons by Beelzebub.

Now if I drive out demons by Beelzebub, by whom do your followers drive them out? So then, they will be your judges.

But if I drive out demons by the finger of God, then the kingdom of God has come to you.

"When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own house, his possessions are safe.

But when someone stronger attacks and overpowers him, he takes away the armor in which the man trusted and divides up the spoils.

"He who is not with me is against me, and he who does not gather with me, scatters.

"When an evil spirit comes out of a man, it goes through arid places seeking rest and does not find it. Then it says, 'I will return to the house I left.'

When it arrives, it finds the house swept clean and put in order.

Then it goes and takes seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there. And the final condition of that man is worse than the first."