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Summary: Power Struggles

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Power Struggles Act 16:16-34

I. The Power of Sin. V16-17

Spirit of Deception

A. POSSESSED BY A DEMON

Spirit of Divination

SHE WAS JUST A LITTLE GIRL

1. Strong’s defines the Greek word here as "a young girl, a damsel, a maid-servant, or a young

female slave." "…a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us…" (v.16)

{Charmed – be witch Harry potter,

Satan WILL USE ANYONE he can and will try to DISCREDIT GOD

B. POSSESSED BY MERCHANTS

Spirit of Greed

"…a certain damsel… which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying…" (v.16)

SOME SEE THEIR CHILDREN AS MERE POSSESSIONS

1. Some attempt to live out their fantasies through their children.

2. They PUSH their children to excel at sports.

3. Winning is everything for these parents.

4. Some Love money more than there own children.

5. Some, like these merchants, seek to make money off of children

C. Perched by the Blood of Jesus

a. SHE NEEDED REDEMPTION

1. She was possessed by demons.

2. She was possessed by merchants.

3. But, she was BOUGHT BY GOD!

Now she is indwelt with the Kings of King Lord of Lord’s

1 Corinthians 6: 20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.

II. The Power of the Savior. V18-

1. At the Name of Jesus

Luke 9:1 Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases.

Luke 10:17-19

17 And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.

18 And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.

19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

III. The Power of Selfishness “Greed”v19-24

1 Timothy 6:10 For the love of money is the root of all evil:

1.Cause people to Harm them Verbally

2.Cause people to Harm them Physical. 22-

IV The Power Of Salvation

A. The Preparation of Salvation v 25-

Strong witness: Having TIME with God

A TIME OF PRAYER - Vs. 25

A TIME OF PRAISE - Vs. 25

A TIME OF POWER,

1. The moving of God – 26

2. The Hopelessness of sinners v27

3. The Message of Hope v28

B. The Personal Cry Of Salvation v 29

C. The Proclamation of Salvation v 31-33

1. To Believe on Lord Jesus Christ

Changes ones live

It brings rejoicing


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