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Understanding Spiritual Warfare

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Dearest OtherOne,

     I couldn't have said it any better myself,,,,and I must say I used to practice in the occult ,in witchcraft and have much experience in these matters.....we have zero power or authority that was given back to us,we have zero authority in that realm!.....if for one minute anyone is convinced that they are some kind of mighty warrior then they are being deceived....Someone once told me that if you are not running into the enemy as you go down your path then you are walking on the same side of the street as the enemy,possibly unaware!

    Don't misunderstand me.....in Christ Jesus we have ALL authority to access the Power of the Holy Spirit (He is the power that works in us)...Better be in right relationship,in step,armored up,in spirit and know that it is the Lord that rebukes them,binds them,casts them out etc...

      Exactly,I say "exactly"as you say....if the Holy  Spirit has not directed you into warfare then you have no business being involved.I found out in a most terrifying way and that is a whole other story for another time......I  see people giving the enemy too much credit as the enemy is like a little annoying gnat up against the power of the Holy Spirit and I see people underestimating the powers of demons.....the full armor of God is best and resist the devil and he will flee unless you are assigned warfare......

       No demon in hell wants to be around when you are worshipping God.....spend much time on your knees and delight the Lord......we don't choose what we are called to do and not everyone is used for Spiritual Warfare

                                                                                                         With love,in Christ-Kwik



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When a woman is raped, her natural instincts towards reproduction and sex are taken advantage of, tortured, and devastated.

College fraternities across America have been accused of engaging in party-related rape behaviors that often go unpunished.

When social governance fails in addressing problems of everyday crime and punishment, humanity becomes vulnerable to the sins of moral apathy.

The dissemination of moral apathy creates a spiritual warfare landscape in which gluttony and lust become idolized as heretical symbols of compromise and sloth.

This is why modern era lingo-labor Hollywood (USA) movies such as "Johnny Mnemonic" (1995) could potentially serve as social psyche symbols of intelligence colloquialization.

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This is why modern era lingo-labor Hollywood (USA) movies such as "Johnny Mnemonic" (1995) could potentially serve as social psyche symbols of intelligence colloquialization.

 

It would be great if you posted a few bible references instead of just posting film biographies in you posts.   :thumbsup:

 

Hollywood has it's place but the Bible is meant to be bread for daily use, not cake for special occasions.   :)



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When a woman is raped, her natural instincts towards reproduction and sex are taken advantage of, tortured, and devastated.

College fraternities across America have been accused of engaging in party-related rape behaviors that often go unpunished.

When social governance fails in addressing problems of everyday crime and punishment, humanity becomes vulnerable to the sins of moral apathy.

The dissemination of moral apathy creates a spiritual warfare landscape in which gluttony and lust become idolized as heretical symbols of compromise and sloth.

This is why modern era lingo-labor Hollywood (USA) movies such as "Johnny Mnemonic" (1995) could potentially serve as social psyche symbols of intelligence colloquialization.

 

 

Perhaps we could use the word of God to explain spiritual warfare/ what it entails / how to win in it ?  I think our main focus should be on what God says about the matter and what God tells us to do.

Eph 6:8  Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free.
Eph 6:9  And, ye masters, do the same things unto them, forbearing threatening: knowing that your Master also is in heaven; neither is there respect of persons with him.
Eph 6:10  Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
Eph 6:11  Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
Eph 6:12  For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Eph 6:13  Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
Eph 6:14  Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
Eph 6:15  And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
Eph 6:16  Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
Eph 6:17  And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
Eph 6:18  Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
Eph 6:19  And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,
Eph 6:20  For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
Eph 6:21  But that ye also may know my affairs, and how I do, Tychicus, a beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord, shall make known to you all things:
Eph 6:22  Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that ye might know our affairs, and that he might comfort your hearts.
Eph 6:23  Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Eph 6:24  Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen



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Amen, Brother Paul!  Well said.

 

Yours in Christ,

PrairWarur



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Amen, Brother Hippie!  Save some Fruit Loops for me!

 

If I might add, and Ephesians is very good and teaching Scripture, btw;

 

Daniel 7:13-28

New American Standard Bible (NASB)

The Son of Man Presented

13 “I kept looking in the night visions,
And behold, with the clouds of heaven
One like a Son of Man was coming,
And He came up to the Ancient of Days
And was presented before Him.
14 “And to Him was given dominion,
Glory and a kingdom,
That all the peoples, nations and men of every language
Might serve Him.
His dominion is an everlasting dominion
Which will not pass away;
And His kingdom is one
Which will not be destroyed.

 

 

(This establishes Christ's authority.)

 

 

Matthew 11

25 At that time Jesus said, “I praise You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and intelligent and have revealed them to infants. 26 Yes, Father, for this way was well-pleasing in Your sight. 27 All things have been handed over to Me by My Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father; nor does anyone know the Father except the Son, and anyone to whom the Son wills to reveal Him.

 

 

(Christ declares His authority and the right to reveal to whom He pleases.)

 

 

Romans 14

For to this end Christ died and lived again, that He might be Lord both of the dead and of the living.

 

(That He has authority over the living and the dead.)

 

Ephesians 1

20 which He brought about in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, 21 far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. 22 And He put all things in subjection under His feet, and gave Him as head over all things to the church,

 

Phillipians 2

9 For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

 

 

(At the mention of His glorious Name all will bow ...)

 

 

Matthew 16:

19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you bind on earth shall have been bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall have been loosed in heaven.”

 

(Sharing His authority with believers, saints, those sealed by the Holy Spirit ...)

 

 

Mark 3

And He appointed twelve, so that they would be with Him and that He could send them out to preach, 15 and to have authority to cast out the demons.

 

 

(I am His disciple!  Aren't you?)

 

 

Mark 16

 

17 These signs will accompany those who have believed: in My name they will cast out demons, they will speak with new tongues;

 

Luke 10

17 The seventy returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name.” 18 And He said to them, “I was watching Satan fall from heaven like lightning. 19 Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing will injure you. 20 Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are recorded in heaven.”

 

I praise God my name is recorded in heaven!

 

Jesus taught on and on about authority over demons.  He also taught about the kind that come out only by "fasting and prayer."

 

 

Jude 1

But Michael the archangel, when he disputed with the devil and argued about the body of Moses, did not dare pronounce against him a railing judgment, but said, “The Lord rebuke you!”

 

 

Dressing daily in the armor of God with all authority given us by Christ Jesus and simply saying, "the Lord rebuke you!"  And it is done for us. amen

 

 

Christ restored us through His blood.  What the devil took away, He made new again.  We are redeemed by the Blood of the Lamb of God and the devil hates that!

 

Finally, brethren, be strong in the Lord and the power of His might!

Put on the whole armor and fight the good fight!

 

Your servant in Christ Jesus,

PrairWarur

 

PTL



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Get thee behind me, satan!

James 4:6-8

But He gives a greater grace. Therefore it says, “God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” Submit therefore to God.  Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.  Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

 

Praise God!

PrairWarur



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Thank you, everyone for your input.  Very informative and meaningful.

I was one of those Christians who believed, but did not want to get involved.  God had other plans, however, and called me to duty.  You know,  He doesn't take NO for an answer!

He equips the called.  Praise God!

 

Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, says the Lord of Hosts.

 

In Christ,

PW



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Matthew 16

Peter’s Confession of Christ

13 Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, He was asking His disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” 14 And they said, “Some say John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; but still others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets.” 15 He *said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” 16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” 17 And Jesus said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Barjona, because flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but My Father who is in heaven. 18 I also say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church; and the gates of Hades will not overpower it. 19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you bind on earth shall have been bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall have been loosed in heaven.” 20 Then He warned the disciples that they should tell no one that He was the Christ.

Jesus Foretells His Death

21 From that time Jesus began to show His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised up on the third day. 22 Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him, saying, “God forbid it, Lord! This shall never happen to You.” 23 But He turned and said to Peter, “Get behind Me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to Me; for you are not setting your mind on God’s interests, but man’s.”

Discipleship Is Costly

24 Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me. 25 For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it; but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. 26 For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? 27 For the Son of Man is going to come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and will then repay every man according to his deeds.

 

The gates of hell will not prevail!  Amen and praise God!

 

God always accomplishes that which He has set out to do!  His Word does not return to Him void ....

 

We serve a mighty God!

Each day we pick up our cross and follow Him.

What a privilege it is to do this!

God holds you perfectly in the palm of His nail scared hand.

 

Happy to be in His service,

PrairWarur






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