Spiritual Authority

Spiritual warfare
What authority do we have Authority over evil spirits Spiritual warfare must be conducted from a position of victory. In other words, we claim the victory that Christ has already won for us. Matthew 16:18 (NIV) And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. Colossians 2:15 (NIV) And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross. Mark 6:7 (NIV) Calling the Twelve to him, he sent them out two by two and gave them authority over evil spirits. Authority over God’s creation (Psa 8:5-6 NIV)  You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and…
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Blessings and Curses

Blessings and Curses

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Curses ​ Origin of curses Disobedience (Deu 28:15 NIV)  However, if you do not obey the LORD your God and do not carefully follow all his commands and decrees I am giving you today, all these curses will come upon you and overtake you: Failing to respond to God’s call (Judg 5:23 NIV)  'Curse Meroz,' said the angel of the LORD. 'Curse its people bitterly, because they did not come to help the LORD, to help the LORD against the mighty.' The city of Meroz came under God's curse for failing to fight. We are under a curse if we do not respond to God’s call. That is why Christians that do not serve God sometimes do not see success in other areas of their lives. (Jer 48:10 NIV)  "A…
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How to pray Warfare Prayers

How to pray Warfare Prayers

Spiritual warfare
In this section, we examine how we can pray the Word of God into our situation to see a breakthrough. "Is not My word like fire," declares the Lord, "and like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces?"  (Jeremiah 23:29) Pray for strength to go through the spiritual battle EPH 3:16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being. Luke 22:42-43  "Father," he said, "if you will, take this cup of suffering away from me. Not my will, however, but your will be done."  (43)  An angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him. Ask God to fight the battle for us 2CHR 20:12, 15, 17 [King Jehoshaphat prayed,] "O our God, will you not…
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Reality of Spiritual Warfare

Reality of Spiritual Warfare

Spiritual warfare
Which one of you say that you are aware that you are in spiritual warfare? Why are you aware that you are in spiritual warfare? witness manifestations of evil spirits. bad things happen every time I want to do something good. because the Bible says so. Ephesians 6:12 (NIV) 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. Paul knew that the early Christians were going to meet with severe persecutions. However, he recognized that the fight is not just in the earthly realm, but also in the heavenly realm. What other examples can we think of of people in the Bible who are victims…
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Spiritual warfare in evangelism

Spiritual warfare
Spiritual forces are hindering our evangelism efforts (Eph 6:12 NIV)  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. 2 Corinthians 4:4 (NIV) The god of this age (ie Satan) has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. 1 Thessalonians 2:18 (NIV) For we wanted to come to you ­­ certainly I, Paul, did, again and again ­­ but Satan stopped us. Matthew 13:19 (NIV) When anyone hears the message about the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what…
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How much power does Satan have

Spiritual warfare
The world under Satan’s dominion The Bible teaches that after mankind sinned, the whole earth fell under the dominion of Satan. Jesus calls Satan the prince of the world. John 12:31 (NIV) Now is the time for judgment on this world; now the prince of this world will be driven out. Jesus did not challenge Satan when he said that the world belongs to him. Luke 4:5­7 (NIV) The devil led him up to a high place and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world. 6 And he said to him, "I will give you all their authority and splendour, for it has been given to me, and I can give it to anyone I want to. 7 So if you worship me, it will all…
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Angels, Satan and Demons

Spiritual warfare
Who are angels? Angels are created beings and do not exist eternally with God. Colossians 1:16 (NIV) For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. The purpose of creating angels is so that they can serve God and carry out His orders. Psa 103:20 Bless the LORD, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word. Origin of Satan and demons Satan was once a high angelic being who later rebelled against God because he wanted to be like God and receive worship. Isaiah 14:12­15 (KJV) How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of…
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Spiritual warfare and the Christian life

Spiritual warfare
https://youtu.be/JuEJbSLv0mE Satan, the deceiver Genesis 3:1­7 (NIV) Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, "Did God really say, 'You must not eat from any tree in the garden'?" 2 The woman said to the serpent, "We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, 3 but God did say, 'You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.'" 4 "You will not surely die," the serpent said to the woman. 5 "For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil." 6 When…
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