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Summary: Illustrating the current tactics of the devil to disarm Christians of their spiritual weapons.

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Where Is Your Weapon?

November 12, 2006

Text: 1 Samuel 13:16-22

Introduction

1 Tim 6:12

Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

· Christians conscripted at birth

· When we “put on Christ” – we put on the uniform

· We live in a war zone

Text: 1 Samuel 13:16-22

1.. Size Up Our Situation

· Our enemy is on the move – 1 Peter 5:8

· Clear and Present Danger

· Not yet on Front Lines

· “Raiders”

· Out to steal:

o Our time

o Our priorities

o Our resources

o Our testimony

o Our joy - Nehemiah 8:10b

2.. Review Our Intelligence of the Enemy

· His Tactics - John 10:10a

· His Target - Neutralize the church

God loves people

Satan hates God

Therefore…

Our function in the earth as Body of Christ: Luke 19:10

· His Weapon of Mass Destruction: Deception - John 8:44

3.. Assess Effectiveness of His Strategy - vs19 – 22

· Where are our guards and pickets? - Matt. 26:41, 45

· Where are our weapons? – 2 Corinthians 10:4

2 Timothy 2:4

(“the Wal-Mart” plan”)

· Where is our training?

· Where is our courage?

· Where is our commitment?

4.. We Need a “Fresh Perspective”!

· Requires repentance

Recognize you’re not getting there

Reorganize your life… all of it!

· Requires resolve

Make a Commitment

Establish Accountability

· Requires renewal

Put God first each day - Matthew 6:33

Devotions / Prayer / Vigilance

The Word, the Word, the Word

Worship - Hebrews 10:25

Corporate / Personal

Witness – Mark 16:15

Obey & Invest

· Releases revival


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