Summary: How to do warfare with the devil
Defeating The Devil and his Demons
Text: Judges 7:13-15 (NIV)13 Gideon arrived just as a man was telling a friend his dream. “I had a dream,” he was saying. “A round loaf of barley bread came tumbling into the Midianite camp. It struck the tent with such force that the tent overturned and collapsed.”
14 His friend responded, “This can be nothing other than the sword of Gideon son of Joash, the Israelite. God has given the Midianites and the whole camp into his hands.”
15 When Gideon heard the dream and its interpretation, he bowed down and worshiped. He returned to the camp of Israel and called out, “Get up! The LORD has given the Midianite camp into your hands.”
1. -Gideon went down to the enemy’s camp and the
enemy was having a nightmare about Gideon.
SONG: "I Went To The Enemy’s Camp And I Took Back What He Stole From Me" HALLELUJAH!
2. We have been positioned to charge the gates of hell
and shake them off of their hinges.
3. The church is supposed to be the devil’s arch enemy.
God with us! We know that he is going to hell, God’s
Word promises that OPENLY! I belive that our job is to
torment him until he gets there...thrown into the lake
4. We need is a manifestation of God’s fire and power in
our lives...our church...city...state...country...the
promoting The Gospel of Jesus Christ.
5. More than just the talk...WE GOTTA WALK THE WALK!
6. We are more than conquorers through Christ!
7. other things in our lives gets us excited, passionate,
and ready to move BUT it seems that when and when
we get in the real battles of life we are defeated.
a. -Know who we are
b. -Know who we are in Christ
c. -Know who Christ is in us
d. -Know we are called to a Purpose - GOOD NEWS
e. -Know what GOD calls us to do
- AND BELIEVE IT! DODGE THE DEVIL...and his DEMONS!
- DODGE HIS DEVICES...there are many of them
- GOTTA STAY WISE TO HIM!
1. Don’t Stray Away From God
A. ---Don’t Stray from The Word (put it in) (what
- comes out in a pinch, when needed)
“Thy Word have I hid in my heart that I may not sin against God”
B.---Don’t stray from God’s Will
Hebrews 10:36 (NLT) “Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s Will”
C. Put GOD first in your life! Constantly ask God what he would have you do..and that you will live a life that HONORS GOD
2. Don’t Strut Your Stuff!
A. You cannot be too sure of yourself and boast and
carry on or be all about you
Proverbs 16:1 (NKJV) “Pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall”
B. -Don’t strut Your Talent around...THE Lord GAVE
IT IN THE FIRST PLACE!
C. Put faith in Him – through Him you have the gift,
talent to use FOR HIM! As HE wills...stop acting
like you are all that and a bag of chips...AND a
pickle on the side!!!
D. Don’t sell out – you cannot walk with God if you
are holding hands with the Devil! Use talents and
gifts for God’s Glory and look to him for direction.
E. Never be too sure of yourself! be sure of HIM and
HE THAT IS WITHIN YOU ENABLING YOU TO DO
WHAT YOU DO!
F. Don’t Strut What You Do For The Lord!
“Not of works lest any man should boast”
G. Love God, serve and work for HIM ---not for
reward or attention
Psalm 143:2 (NKJV) “For in Your Sight NO ONE living is righteous---“NOT WITHOUT JESUS!
H. He will reward you openly...things done in secret
You don’t need your head patted! Just do it and
Praise Him all the way while you do it for Him! It is
for His Glory...stop wanting it for yourself
I.--- Don’t strut Your Tithes and offerings
Malachi 3:8 (NKJV) “the tithe is holy”
“what is done in secret, He will reward openly”
•J. 10% required by God
• K. Be a cheerful giver – give over and above – you
will be blessed
L. Tithing is a way to worship, honor and OBEY GOD!
Just Do IT
M. Be a giver...it is more blessed to give than receive
It all belongs to Him anyway!
--- Don’t strut Your Time You Spend
James 4:14 (NKJV) “You do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.”
• You gotta be willing to Work for God…”Be His hands and feet”
• Spread The Good News
• Have balance
• “do all as unto The Lord”