Spiritual Warfare IV

Posted on 04 Feb 2018, Pastor: Tolu Makinde
Title: Spiritual Warfare IV
Text: Eph. 6:12
[Eph 6:12]  For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
  • So far we answered and discussed the following:
    • What is spiritual warfare?
    • When do you warfare?
    • Qualifications to warfare
    • 7 Vital items of warfare from Eph. 6:10-18
    • The Weapons of our warfare – 2 Cor. 10:3-5
      • The Word of God
      • The name of Jesus
      • The blood of Jesus
      • Praise and Worship
    • The 12 strong men
    • The battle at Jericho
    • The battle at Ai
    • The reason for the battle
Main Topic
  • The role of the Holy Spirit (Matt. 3:11, Acts 1:8, 2:1-4)
    • [Mat 3:11]  I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:
    • [Act 1:8]  But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
    • [Act 2:1]  And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
    • [Act 2:2]  And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
    • [Act 2:3]  And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.
    • [Act 2:4]  And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
  • The role of prayer
    • [Joh 16:23]  And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you.
    • [Joh 16:24]  Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.
    • Warfare is won in the place of prayer
    • We must not get tired in the place of prayer
    • Your prayer altar must be on fire at all times
    • The order of the prayers
      • Praise and worship
      • Pray in the Holy Ghost
      • Pray using the Scriptures you have
  • The role of fasting (Is. 58:1-12)
    • [Mat 17:21]  Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.
    • Fasting bring the flesh under subjection
    • Fasting makes the presence of God to be closer
    • Fasting humbles the soul before God
    • Fasting denies and masters the appetite
    • Fasting manifests an earnest desire to seek God
    • Fasting gives us power over demonic oppression
    • Fasting helps our prayer life
  • The devil’s success is dependent on your ignorance
    • Time to stop being ignorant
    • Study the Bible like your life depends on it – because it actually depends on it
    • Memorize scriptures – it is what you put in that the Holy Spirit will bring out
    • Read books by Christian authors
      • The Believer’s Authority by Kenneth Hagin
      • The Triumphant Church by Kenneth Hagin
      • Good Morning Holy Spirit by Benny Hinn
  • Don’t go looking for the devil – it’s not our job to look for him – it takes our focus away from God
  • However, if the occasion calls for it, you must warfare
  • Never go to battle unprepared – be prepared at all times