You’re In An Invisible War – Part 1

Today’s Message

Some three weeks ago while thinking about the Holy Spirit and His presence in the life of a believer, these verses came to mind, “For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh.  For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.” (2Cor. 10:3-4, NKJV)

The above verses quickly reminded me that not everything we experience in life is physical. To the contrary, a lot if not most of what we experience have their roots in the invisible, unseen, spiritual realm.

Today, I’m starting a new series called, “You are in an Invisible War.” In the
coming Sundays we will look at the three invisible enemies that come against us every single day of our lives: the world, the flesh and the devil. Most importantly, we will explore God’s Word and see how it deals with all three enemies. Today we start with the flesh.

One very important key to winning a war is ‘knowing’ your enemy and their
strategies. For if you don’t know who or what you’re up against and their plans of attack, you will be forever defeated.

If you are a born-again believer please Always remember this – you have two
natures within you: the old you and the new you. The old you is very bad. The new you is very good. The new you is born of God and wants to obey God. But the old you wants to oppose and rebel against God.

Now here are the seven deadly weapons of the flesh that usually manifest
themselves through self-destruction:
Shame,
Uncontrolled thoughts,
Compulsions,
Fear,
Hopelessness,
Bitterness, and
Insecurity.

I want us to deal with each of these today by screening them against God’s Word.

The Holy Spirit will lead us through Romans 8 giving us the answers to all seven attacks of the flesh. The battle ground is the mind. And the believer’s mind needs to be daily renewed with the Word of God. For the Word of God, is God’s unique weapon for pulling down every stronghold! (2Cor. 10:3-4)

Good News – Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom! (2 Cor. 3:17)