Today is the conclusion of a 10 weeks series of, ‘You Are In An Invisible War.’ The invisible war against three spiritual enemies that face us daily as Christians: the flesh, the world, and Satan.
Part 1 covers seven messages on how to replace 7 self-destructive habits of the flesh with 7 biblical habits.
Part 2, which is concluding today, deals with two more invisible enemies – the world and Satan.
To overcome the flesh, the world and the devil (Satan), you must daily rely on Jesus. How? By daily Hearing His Word (bible), Reading His Word, Studying His Word, Memorising His Word, Meditating in His Word and Applying His Word. All six disciplines are six habits that defeat the flesh, the world and Satan. They will also transform your life.
God’s Word teaches that Satan is the one behind all evils in the world. Every sickness, disease, disaster, pain and suffering can be traced back to Satan and his minions / demons.
Many relationship issues can be avoided if we know whose thoughts we are hearing. Satan kills, steals and destroys (John 10:10a) primarily, by speaking his ‘THOUGHTS’ to our minds. The best example of this is seen in Matthew 16:23 where Jesus is talking to Peter and yet saying, “Get away from me, Satan! You are an obstacle in my way, because these thoughts of yours don’t come from God, but from human nature.” (GNT).
Jesus knew that Peter was merely mouthing, speaking Satan’s thoughts! So do we at times.
When people say mean things, treat you badly, and persecute you for being a Christian, always remember this – THEY ARE NOT YOUR ENEMIES, but SATAN AND HIS DEMONS ARE AT WORK! I cannot emphasise this strong enough: Everything, Is, Spiritual!
To defeat Satan and his demons copy Jesus. Command: “Satan, demons, STOP TALKING TO (fill in the person’s name) in Jesus’ Name!” Then watch what happens.
The Good News is, Jesus conquered / defeated Satan on the cross 2,000 years ago for you and I (born-again Christians). Therefore, with Jesus’ authority in us, Satan and his demons must obey when we command in Jesus’ Name. Try it out. It works!