Bible Study 5-14-19

The Wrestling Match Part 1

The devil has plots and schemes but we cannot be ignorant to his devices, be led by your spirit 

Discernment – exercising discernment allows us to cast out the devil

Genesis 3:1 – The enemy is subtle, he comes with the things we like 

Logic will get you messed up when it comes to the spirit realm , when we try to deal with the enemy we do things that seem to make sense but it’s a trap. Don’t let your mind (logic) talk you out of what your spirit is telling you

The enemy knows it’s a trap and that we won’t be successful in it.  Logic is the cousin of the flesh

Consideration and intentions that are hostile to the gospel , we should be casting those things down

If you try to understand spiritual things with a natural mind you’ll be  depleted every time

Strongholds were built in high places – the enemy tries to lodge himself in our minds with old ways of thinking, old environments

Scripture is what dislodges the devil 

Satan attacks our bodies and our souls

The moment you accepted Jesus Christ, your spirit was redeemed

the soul consist of the mind, will and the emotions- we allow these things to start dictating our feelings, in turn our feelings start to dictate our actions 

We go through life as if we aren’t already victoriious but truth is we’ve already won

Satan operates with a systematic, strategic operation- Satan’s kingdom is highly organized but our saving grace is Jesus Christ not ourselves

Where you see specific issues that where the devil has a specific assignment

A lot of the time we don’t even know we are being used by the devil

A demon cannot possess a Christian but a Christian can possess a demon by owning the devil’s devices. An example of this is horoscopes, psychics, soothsayers. The information we receive about ourselves through these examples are unauthorized truth- it is not authorized by God

Scriptures to Read

Acts 1:5, 8

John 14:25

John 16:13-14

Romans 12:5

1 Corinthians 10:13

1 John 4:4

Ephesians 2:2

2 Corinthians 4:4

Ephesians 6:12

Ephesians 1:13-14

1 Corinthians 6:20

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