Category Archives: Spiritual Warfare

“The BattleField” How To Guard Your Mind


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It is crucial for every Christian to understand that he/she is in a mighty Battle for the Mind. You cannot get around it as a Christian you must have perseverance, preparedness and weaponry to win this battle. This battle is on a spiritual level all done with spiritual weapons not human weapons to win this battle and be victorious. We can not fight with worldly philosophies, persuasive words of human wisdom, human wit, rationalism, entertainment, skills, reasoning and ideas these won’t win the spiritual war.  Fasting and prayer can build your faith to help you in this battle.

Hebrews 10:22-23
let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. 23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful

This is a battle of the mind and heart the devil is like a “roaring lion and he wants to devour you.

1Peter 5:8-10
Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 9 But resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same experiences of suffering are being accomplished by your brethren who are in the world. 10 After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you.

The Bible has a lot to say about the need to guard your thoughts, about putting God’s will above your own will, and putting on the mind of Christ:

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(Philippians 2:5)
“Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus”

(2 Corinthians 10:3-5)
For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh, 4 for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses. 5 We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ,

(James 4:7)
Submit therefore to God Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

“SPIRTUAL WARFARE” HOW THAT RELATES TO MINISTRY


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Biblical description of spiritual warfare and how that relates to ministry. Attack often comes through people there not your enemy respond in loving forgiveness. You’ll be tempted with a million different things money, positions God doesn’t want you in trust him when you face those fiery darts.

1 Corinthians 10:13
No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it.

That fear, mental attacks, depression, anxiety, doubt and insecurity are guaranteed in ministry. When they come realize it is a attack from satan don’t just say what happened don’t buy it. Get rid of those thoughts from satan and place your faith in God’s word alone. Other attacks can be demonic experiences respond to these by rebuking and exercising your authority in Jesus name by faith with scripture and prayer. (examples) in audio below.

Ephesians 6:13
Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. FULL MESSAGE BELOW

If You Don’t Share God’s Word You Might Not Be Saved


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A Christian without any passion for the lost or burning desire to be spent for Christ and the salvation of the world is living a lukewarm life or severely backslidden and could not be saved as well.

**Luke 9:23-24**
“And He was saying to them all, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me. 24 For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake, he is the one who will save it.”

This passion and commitment comes when our hearts are fully surrendered to Christ.

**James 1:22**
“But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves.”

A good example; the apostle Paul had every excuse not to witness because he was an apostle.

But he prayed,

**Ephesians 6:19-20**
”and pray on my behalf, that utterance may be given to me in the opening of my mouth, to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in proclaiming it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak”

Do you qualify to be a witness for Christ, take a look at the qualifications found in

**1 Corinthians 2:1-3**
“And when I came to you, brethren, I did not come with superiority of speech or of wisdom, proclaiming to you the testimony of God. 2 For I determined to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and Him crucified. 3 I was with you in weakness and in fear and in much trembling, as you can see from these verses you do qualify to be a witness for Christ.”
Just determine to be a true and faithful witness even if your scared. If we’re Christians followers of Jesus we will be fishers of men.

**Matthew 4:19**
And He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.”

You may not feel brave when you do it but true courage is when you have fear but do it anyway.

**Matthew 14:27**
“But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Take courage, it is I; do not be afraid.”

You need to have the zeal of God make it a matter of earnest prayer to God lukewarmness in our love for God is a great insult to Jesus and if you don’t love God with your heart, soul, mind, and strength you definitely should repent. If you don’t have the zeal of God eating you up and you’re not hot for Him your a backslider in heart filled with your own ways basically your not part of the body of Christ. Remember all He did for you on the cross.

**Romans 5:8**
“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Who wouldn’t be interested in everlasting life and if they won’t hear pray for them.”

**John 15:1-11**
“I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. 2 Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it so that it may bear more fruit. 3 You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. 4 Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot * bear fruit of itself unless * it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless * you abide in Me. 5 I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing *. 6 If anyone does not abide in Me, he is thrown away as a branch and dries up; and they gather them, and cast them into the fire and they are burned. 7 If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever * you wish, and it will be done for you. 8 My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples. 9 Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you; abide in My love. 10 If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love; just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love. 11 These things I have spoken to you so that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full.”

Just remember,

**1st John 4:18**
“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love.”

Have a perfect love for God that will push aside our fear even if we’re scared silly with Christ’s help. Have faith be a true and faithful witness don’t be judged by God He will bring every work into judgment. We should want to return His love and abound in the work of the Lord. Jesus came to seek and to save that which was lost and we should walk in His footsteps.

**Philippians 2:14-16**
“Do all things without grumbling or disputing; 15 so that you will prove yourselves to be blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you appear as lights in the world, 16 holding fast the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I will have reason to glory because I did not run in vain nor toil in vain.”

It is more blessed to give than to receive; give everyone the gospel.

Thanks to get on fire for God, which I used some of this.

“The Warrior’s Prayer”


Heavenly Father, Your Warrior Prepares for Battle.

Today I claim victory over the enemy by putting on the Whole Armor of God!
1) I put on the Belt of Truth. 
May I stand firm in the truth Of your word so I will not be a victim of the enemy’s lies.
2) I put on the Breastplate of Righteousness.
May it guard my heart against evil so I will remain pure and holy, protected under the blood of Jesus Christ.
3) I put on the Sandals of Peace.
May I go out and proclaim the Good News of the Gospel so your peace will shine through me and be a light to all I encounter.
4) I take the Shield of Faith.
May I be ready to deflect the enemy fiery darts of doubt, denial, and deceit so I will not be vulnerable to spiritual defeat.
5) I put on the Helmet of Salvation.
May I keep my mind focused on you so the enemy will not have a stronghold on my thoughts.
6) I take the Sword of the Spirit.
May the two-edged sword of Your word be ready in my hands so I can use it to take authority over the enemy.
By faith, your warrior has put on the Whole Armor of God.
I am prepared to live this day in spiritual victory.
Amen.

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