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Using The Weapons God Supplies


3.  Submit To God & Resist The Enemy

Submit to God; resist the devil and he will flee from you. (JAMES 4:7
James points out that our resistance to satan depends on our submission to God so that we are filled with His (supernatural) power, not our human resources.  It involves two aspects  -

a. Willing surrender to God to be filled with the Holy Spirit
b. Active daily resistance covered in the whole armour of God and using the weapons God supplies

This involves an act of will to -

(1) CRUCIFY THE FLESH  -   put to death the fleshly lusts and appetites

(2) BE TRANSFORMED BY THE RENEWING OF MY MIND  -  let the Holy Spirit take the Word of God & transform the way I think & behave.  

(3) SPIRITUAL WARFARE AGAINST SATAN & DEMONIC FORCES in the power of the Holy Spirit using the weapons God provides (see below).


4. Use The Spiritual Weapons God Has Provided

God has provided us with all the spiritual resources we need to live a godly life - his POWER and his PROMISES  2 PETER 1:3-8

•  The POWER of God to be seen in -  The Word of God; The Holy Spirit; The Name of Jesus; The Blood of Jesus; The Whole Armour of God

•  The PROMISES of God to be found in the Written Word of God and in the Spoken (rhema) Word of God for specific situations

 

 

 

 

 

 


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