Just Announced: Philippians Sermon Series

Summary: God is calling us to come out of the fox holes and go on the offensive. But before you can attack the enemy you must be able to recognize th enemy. And when you do remember... a snake is a snake.

Genesis 3:1-7 (NKJV)

1 Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, "Has God indeed said, ’You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?"

2 And the woman said to the serpent, "We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden;

3 but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, ’You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die.’ "

4 Then the serpent said to the woman, "You will not surely die.

5 For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil."

6 So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate.

7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves coverings.

This morning I want to begin the series entitled “It’s Time to Attack.” I was praying and meditating on God’s Word a couple of weeks ago and I felt in my spirit God say… “My people need to quit living on the defensive and begin living on the offensive.

They need to stop waiting for the enemy to attack and begin attacking the enemy on all fronts.” In other words… Stop waiting for your children to get attacked and instead go on the attack against their enemy. Stop sitting back being reactive to an attack against your marriage and instead be proactive. Stop waiting for your finances to get attacked and instead attack your enemy with your finances. When Jesus came into this world He came in attacking the enemy. He gave us an example of constantly being on the offensive and keeping the devil off balance. God is not raising up an army to only defend positions but He is raising up an army that will not be afraid and that will not allow themselves to be sidetracked but will pull down strongholds and storm the darkest places of the world around them. He is raising up a last day army with people that are sick and tired of being sick and tired. And they have a made up mind that they are not giving in and they are not giving up. Through their trials they have acquired the strength of Samson, the patience of Job, the wisdom of Daniel, the determination of Ruth and the fire of Elijah. Because of what they have been through they also have great unshakable faith, faith that can either move the mountain, scale the mountain, tunnel through the mountain or jump over the mountain. It is a faith that cannot be shaken nor wrestled out of their hearts because it’s rooted deep into their spirit man. It is the same kind of faith that Abraham had when he left his home and went looking for a city whose builder and Maker is God. It is the same kind of faith that Daniel had when he was thrown into the lion’s den.

It is the same kind of faith that Job had when he said… "Though He slay me yet will I serve Him." It is the same kind of faith that Peter had when he jumped out of his sinking boat and walked on water. It is the same kind of faith that the widow woman had when she threw her last pennies into the offering plate. It is the same kind of faith that the centurion had when his servant was sick and he said…. Jesus, if You will just speak the Word, I know my servant will be alright. It is the same kind of faith that the Apostle Paul had when he ran to the chopping block and said… I have fought a good fight and I have kept the faith. That’s the kind of army God’s raising up because in order to accomplish what He wants to accomplish He needs people that have strong faith. He’s raising up people that are not afraid of failing economies and crashing markets. He’s raising up men and women that refuse to be paralyzed by what’s taking place around them. He’s raising up young people that know what the truth is and are willing to take a stand for the truth no matter what it costs them. He’s raising up husbands and wives that stand together instead of standing apart. He’s raising up young warriors, middle aged warriors and older warriors. He’s raising up single warriors, married warriors and single again warriors. He’s raising up people that have lost everything they had only to find out that in Him they have everything they need. He’s raising up an army that knows the power of prayer and knows the voice of God. And it is an army that is on the attack. /

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Bobby Awtrey

commented on Nov 10, 2009

Great Message. Very timely. I used many of your points and the Holy Spirit surrounded me with power to preach it !!! It is ....what it is ... God''s word. Thanks for sharing. Bobby R Awtrey Pastor Lighthouse Baptist Church Savannah, Georgia

John Petty

commented on Nov 18, 2009

Thank you Pastor Awtrey.

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