BINDING THE STRONG MAN
“Or again, how can anyone enter a strong man’s house and carry off his possessions unless he first ties up the strong man? Then he can rob his house.”
I. ENTERING INTO THE HOUSE OF THE STRONG MAN
A. The Strong Man
ii. Fallen Angels;
B. The House
i. The Visible World
ii. The Invisible World
1. Where Prayers are being fought for
2. Where Answers are being detained
C. Access to The House
D.Does He have access toward us?
i.Job 1:12 “The LORD said to Satan, “Very well, then, everything he has is in your hands, but on the man himself do not lay a finger.” Then Satan went out from the presence of the LORD.
ii. 1 Pe 5:8 “Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.”
iii. Rev. 12:10 “…For the accuser of our brothers, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down.”
E. Do we have access to him?
i. 2 Cor 4:6 “For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.”
ii. Mr 16:17 ‘And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues;”
iii. Mat. 10:8 “Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.”
iv. Luke 10:19 “I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.
II.TYING UP THE STRONG MAN
A. The Importance to live in Christ – Acts 19:14 “Seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, were doing this. 15 One day the evil spirit answered them, “Jesus I know, and I know about Paul, but who are you?” 16 Then the man who had the evil spirit jumped on them and overpowered them all. He gave them such a beating that they ran out of the house naked and bleeding.
i. The demons know Jesus and tremble – James 2:19 “Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.”
ii. They know who we are “I know about Paul”
iii. They want to know about you “Who are you?”
B. The Need:
i. Salvation –
ii. Live in Integrity – 2 Tim 2:15 “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.”
iii. Believe in His righteousness – Rom 5:1 “Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,”
iv. Follow Peace – Heb 12:14 “Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:”
v. Take the Authority – Luke 10:19 “I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.”
vi. Apply the Word – Eph 6:16 “Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.”
C. The Ministry of Binding and Loosing – Mat. 16:19 “I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”