Summary: You Can Be Delivered From Sins And Unto God But There Are Bondages From The Past That Need To Be Overcome. Jesus Never Performed Miracles Just To Excite but to bring glory to God, to meet the needs of people, and to bring them closer to God's grace.
THIS WOMAN WHOM SATAN HAS KEPT BOUND FOR 18 YEARS
Luke 13:10 10 On a Sabbath Jesus was teaching in one of the temples, 11 and a woman was there who had been crippled by a spirit for eighteen years. She was bent over double and could not straighten up at all. 12 When Jesus saw her, he called her forward and said to her, “Woman, you are set free from your infirmity.” 13 Then he put his hands on her, and immediately she straightened up and praised God. 14 Indignant because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath, the synagogue leader said to the people, “There are six days for work. So come and be healed on those days, not on the Sabbath.” 15 The Lord answered him, “You hypocrites! Doesn’t each of you on the Sabbath untie your ox or donkey from the stall and lead it out to give it water? 16 Then should not this woman, a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has kept bound for eighteen long years, be set free on the Sabbath day from what bound her?” 17 When he said this, all his opponents were humiliated, but the people were delighted with all the wonderful things he was doing.
INTRO: THIS WOMAN WHOM SATAN HAS KEPT BOUND ALL THESE YEARS (REPEAT)
Two Kingdom of God & Kingdom of Satan: God is a supernatural God who empowers believers to walk in the supernatural. Satan also has supernatural powers and gives these to people. We need to move in the power of God and expose the counterfeit. It is estimated that over 12 million Americans are addicted to witchcraft of some kind." Matthew 16:18 The “Gates Of Hell” Shall Not Prevail. The phrase “gates of hell” is found once in the Bible. Here, Jesus refers to His church for the first time as well as the building of His church when He had not established His church. “Church” from Greek is “ekklasia” meaning “called out” or “assembly.” So the church is the assembly of people who have been called out of the world by the gospel. Bible Scholars agree that the phrase “gates of hell” refers to ancient times when cities were surrounded by walls with gates. In battles the gates were usually the first place the enemies assaulted because security of the city was determined by the strength of its gates. Thus, “gates of hell” means the powers of Hell / Hades. Hades designated the place to which everyone who departs this life descends regardless of moral character. Though Jesus would be crucified and buried, He would rise from the dead and build His Church and the powers of death would not stop it. Not only would the church be established in spite of the powers of hell, but the church would survive in spite of these powers.
Luke 4:14 (Isaiah 61) 14 Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit, and news about him spread through the whole countryside. 16 He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. He stood up to read, 17 and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written: 18 “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to Preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, 19 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” Deliverance must be preached. People must hear about it and make the choice to be set free.
Psalm 107:15-21 Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress. 14 He brought them out of darkness, the utter darkness, and broke away their chains. 15 Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind, 16 for he breaks down gates of bronze and cuts through bars of iron.
Illustration: Man Enters Church Dressed As The Devil - Whose Side Are You On?
Spiritual Warfare Makes Some Uncomfortable. They believe there’s no such thing as spiritual warfare and won’t discuss it for: Fear of ridicule, retaliation by evil forces, or glorifying the topic.
2 Corinthians 10:3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: 4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) 5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.
3 PARTS OF A HUMAN BEING
Humans Are Complex - Tripartite Being - 3 Distinct Entities: Body, Soul & Spirit. God & Satan Can Do Nothing On Earth Unless They Use A Body. As Christians, we are mandated to enter in the spirit world and pull down strongholds and gates of the devil with God’s power. Matthew 11:12“…the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent takes it by force.” In Genesis 1:27, God Formed A Frame Out Of Dust, breathed his spirit into the body, it became a living soul. 1 Thessalonians 5:23 "And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ."