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I Went To The Enemy's Camp (and I took back what he stole from me)

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Sermon shared by John Butler, Jr.

August 2008
Summary: Learn from the promises in the word about the promise of recovery of all that the enemy has stolen!
Denomination: Pentecostal
Audience: General adults
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to take from you the things that have

value with God.

He wants to rob you of anything that has any

eternal significance in your life.

III. A Life Without Purpose...
How many in here this morning knows that

Jesus created you for a purpose?

He has a purpose and a plan for every created

thing!

The sun has a purpose!
The wind has a purpose!
The Law has a purpose!
The gifts are given for a purpose!

His Church was established on purpose and for

a purpose and every one in it should be purpose

driven! Amen?

But what the devil wants to do is lie and tell you

that God doesn’t have a purpose for you so that

he can steal your purpose for living.

You say well Pastor JB why would he want my

purpose for living?

It’s because your purpose is your very reason

for being!

God created you just to fulfil your purpose.

And He’s the one who gave you that purpose!

Ephesians 2:10 says that God before ordained

that you should walk in that calling!

And the enemy knows that if he can steal your

purpose for living you won’t have anything to

live for!

People without pupose turn to Drugs,

They fill their lives with alcohol or

meaningless relationships,

And some become work-a-holics,

Because they are trying to find

something...anything to fill the void that’s

inside of them!

But God made man to find fulfillment in Him

and Him alone.

Only He can fill the void within us and yet so

many people today refuse to believe He even

exists!

IV. The Church Has Been Ripped Off...
The world has been ripped off and fooled into

denying the very One who can set them free!

But I’m not just talking about the lost this

morning!

We’ve got church folks in here who’ve lost their

sense of purpose!

We’ve been ripped off by the enemy,

And the fires of our first love for Jesus have

been quenched!

Yeah we still love the Lord!

We still come to Church!

But we’ve lost all the energy and passion that

we once had to serve Him?

Well I’ll tell you this morning your zeal and

your intensity didn’t just dry up.

It didn’t just evaporate into thin air!

Satan steals the hot embers, and the end result

is you get ripped off! Amen?

Some might say well when I got saved I was an

energetic teenager, but now I’m too old to serve

the way I did when I was younger!

That’s a poor excuse if I ever heard one! Amen?

The Bible says in...
2Co 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

That means that we as believers reflect the

Lord’s glory and we are being changed into his

image with ever-increasing glory.

We are constantly being perfected and moving

from one degree of glory to the next! Amen?

That means that we should be getting better

with time!

Not slowing down and giving out!

Church there’s no end to the power that God

wants to exhibit in your lives.

The bible has no retirement plan.

We are in His service here and we’ll be in His

service there.

We have a purpose here on Earth and we have a

purpose in His Kingdom!

It’s not God’s will that we burn out and give up!

And if that happens it means that we dropped

the ball!

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