Summary: A weapon to use in Spiritual Warfare-Prayer
Part I: Fervent Prayer
intensity of spirit, feeling, enthusiasm
Doing warfare in a world we cannot see…
Most of you have a cell phone…
How does a cellular phone know there was a call coming in? It receives a message from the presence of radio waves, which are transmitted through the air invisibly. Although radio waves are unseen, they are still a powerful force in our society today.
Wherever you go, no matter what time of day or night, your body is constantly bombarded with hundreds and thousands of radio waves, and those radio waves are translated into meaningful communication by the devices, which are designed to be receptive to those signals.
Now, the same way those radio waves exist: powerful but totally invisible, so the spiritual realm exists.
A. The spiritual realm is invisible, but omnipotent or all powerful
1. Every day, all day long, spiritual beings such as angels,
demons, seraphs and cherubim are busy all around us, and
everything they do has a direct impact on the natural world
that you and I live in on a daily basis.
2. In essence, natural occurrences are the domino effect, or
the By product of what is going on in the spiritual world.
For instance: when God spoke creation into existence, His words originated in the spiritual and manifested in the physical as a natural creation.
Heb 11:3, “By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.”
B. The problem is that we humans are so wrapped up— seeing-hearing
touch and taste that we often forget the spiritual
world at work around us.
1.The result: We try solve our problems instead of
going to God, our spiritual Father.
C. The kingdom of God operates exactly the opposite way
we think it should.
1. The truth is this:
a.To change things in the natural, we have to start with the
b.If we want to see a difference in the things of our lives,
we have to start by making a difference in the things of
our spiritual lives.
c.Don’t be surprised when things fail to change if you’re
neglecting your prayer life.
d.And don’t be surprised when all of the sudden things start
to happen because you started to get serious about prayer…
D.Do to see a breakthrough in your life, Your Spouse –
children-- finances -- physical body, whatever?
You must start by making a difference in the spiritual Rhelm. Go to the source: the root of the problem.
Preacher, How do we make a difference in a place we can’t even see?
2 Cor 4:18, “.18while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.”
A.By Focusing our eyes on what is unseen:
1.realize God is able to tear down the strongholds
2.Is powerful enough to break down the barriers that are
causing he droughts and the problems that you’re
experiencing in the natural realm.
1. To make a difference in lives--focus on the spiritual first:
a.Focus on demolishing the spiritual strongholds first,
b.by making changes to our spiritual lifestyle.
c.then we will begin to see changes in natural circumstances
of our lives,
b.What happens in the natural is directly and powerfully related
to what happens in the spiritual.
3. God has given us an arsenal to use to—overcome—attack
to demolish --dash to pieces spiritual strongholds…
These are called the weapons of spiritual warfare.
Not guns-tanks-hand grenade –rockets- tanks ect.
The Word is positive about the weapones we are to use
2 Corinthians 10:4 F(NKJ), “4For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds,--------(RSV)-4for the weapons of our warfare are not worldly but have divine power to destroy strongholds. mighty in God for pulling down strongholds,
The weapons of spiritual warfare.
The Bible shows us how we can use of them to demolish the strongholds in the spiritual world that we can’t see.
It requires a lot of hard work and commitment on your part.
You have to commit to spiritual battle. How bad do you want a change in your life?
If we are fighting a spiritual battle, then who is our spiritual enemy?
The Bible tells us, Eph 6:12, “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”
A. There is an unseen enemy-- unseen army of angels, which
follow him, whose sole purpose is to steal, kill and destroy.
B. They don’t want your money, job or house… What they’re after