Prepare For War
Sermon shared by Brian Mann
Summary: Brothers & Sisters there needs to be a battle cry going forth from all the churches in the world today. And it must originate in the hearts of the Pastors, and it must be sounded aloud from the pulpits across this land! We must prepare the battle station
Denomination: Assembly of God
Audience: Believer adults
James 4:7 (King James Version)
7Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
So we find the weapon to use in making a declaration of war is to SUBMIT TO GOD.. That’s where it all starts my friends; complete and utter submission to God is the fist weapon of the Christian. To surrender your will and your way to His will and His way. And when we can get out of denial and admit that there is a fight and we can submit to God, that gives us a Heavenly Armor that empowers us to resist the Devil and we will reap the benefit of watching him flee from our lives.
2. Put On The Armor-Now that we know we are in a war we must prepare for war and we do that by putting on the armor of God. This also is not as you may think. There is no chainmale here no metal nor leather no Kevlar or bulletproof vest. This is a spiritual armor. Remember we in a spiritual war and there is a spiritual armor.
Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.
The spiritual armor of God is fitted with weaponry of our Lord Jesus Christ and it is what we are to deploy in fighting the Tactics of the Enemy. Here are the weapons:
C) The Gospel Of Peace
F) Praying In The Spirit
Learn these weapons well, know them inside and out, like a soldier who knows his rifle, he knows every part and he knows how to put it together in the worst of situations and circumstances because he knows his life may depend on it! So it is with the Christian, we must know our weapons inside and out we must know how to speak the truth, we must live righteous, we must shed the Gospel of Peace, we must live a life of Faith, We must cling to our salvation and work it out daily in our life, and we must we must pray in the Spirit at all times. Because our lives and the lives of our loved ones depend on it!
3. Prayer & Fasting- From our scripture text. This use of this weapon is what Jesus was trying to teach his disciples. This is the lesson that Jesus is trying to get across to His disciples. Prayer and fasting is the most powerful weapon of the Christian, and its the most underutilized and least taught. Prayer and fasting, fasting and prayer. Our lord Jesus was always involved in the two most powerful weapons in his arsenal. Prayer and fasting
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