Summary: The church is supposed to be the devil’s enemy. The Word of God tells us PLAINLY that the devil is going straight to Hell/Hades! I believe that our job is to torment the devil until he is thrown into that lake of fire there. Read on to find out how to w
Jennifer Mears 11/29/2006
Text: Judges 7:13-15 (NKJV)
13 And when Gideon had come, there was a man telling a dream to his companion. He said, “I have had a dream: To my surprise, a loaf of barley bread tumbled into the camp of Midian; it came to a tent and struck it so that it fell and overturned, and the tent collapsed.”
14 Then his companion answered and said, “This is nothing else but the sword of Gideon the son of Joash, a man of Israel! Into his hand God has delivered Midian and the whole camp.”
15 And so it was, when Gideon heard the telling of the dream and its interpretation, that he worshiped. He returned to the camp of Israel, and said, “Arise, for the LORD has delivered the camp of Midian into your hand.”
-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!
- we have been positioned to charge the gates of hell and shake them off of their hinges.
-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 of fire!
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.
More than just the talk...WE GOTTA WALK THE WALK!
we are more than conquorers through Christ!
-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.
-Know who we are
-Know who we are in Christ
-Know who Christ is in us
-Know we are called to a Purpose - GOOD NEWS
-Know what GOD calls us to do
AND BELIEVE IT!We MUST PUT THE ENEMY UNDER YOUR FEET! How?
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
---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”
---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”
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!
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”
---Don’t strut Your Talent around...HE GAVE IT IN THE FIRST PLACE!
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!!!
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.
never be too sure of yourself! be sure of HIM and HE THAT IS WITHIN YOU ENABLING YOU TO DO WHAT YOU DO!
--- Don’t Strut What You Do For Hin
“Not of works lest any man should boast”
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!
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
--- Don’t strut Your Tithes and offerings
Malachi 3:8 (NKJV) “the tithe is holy”
“what is done in secret, He will reward openly”
· 10% required by God
· Be a cheerful giver – give over and above – you will be blessed
· Tithing is a way to worship, honor and OBEY GOD! Just Do IT
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…”His hands and feet”
· Spread The Good News
· Have balance
· “do all as unto The Lord”