Spiritual Warfare

Old Testament Examples of SPIRITUAL WARFARE: Conduct in the Campaign & Implementing the Victory of Christ in our Lives – Part 4

We worship God in Spirit and in truth and thus, rightly relate to the LORD Jesus Christ and in so doing, be of a willing heart and disposition to believe Him for all things, and be obedient to Him in all things – again, assuring our spiritual victory in this warfare we are presently engaged in. It’s appropriate to mention that in scripture to believe by faith is akin to obedience; that is to say that true faith will yield the fruit of true obedience (See JOHN 15)

O.T. Examples of SPIRITUAL WARFARE: Conduct in the Campaign & Implementing the Victory of Christ in our Lives – Part 3

There are many ‘Achans’ today who are taking of the accursed thing and stealing from the wealth of vain philosophies and deceits that is the Emergent Church, Word-Faith Movement, New Apostolic Reformation Movement and who are delving into the treasure troves of humanistic, progressive ideologies which promote Socialism, as well as mystical, occult beliefs and practices that have saturated not just our society at large, but our government, our schools, our courts, our businesses and yes, even our churches!

Old Testament Examples of SPIRITUAL WARFARE: Conduct in the Campaign & Implementing the Victory of Christ in our Lives – Part 2

In our lives, there are many means we encounter at the hand of our enemy that would keep us from God’s will; many ‘walls’ and influences that seek to corrupt us and prevent the LORD from working in us that which He purposes.

In such manner, Joshua admonished the people of Israel . . .

JOSHUA 6:17-18
And the city shall be accursed, even it, and all that are therein, to the LORD: only Rahab the harlot shall live, she and all that are with her in the house, because she hid the messengers that we sent. And ye, in any wise keep yourselves from the accursed thing, lest ye make yourselves accursed, when ye take of the accursed thing, and make the camp of Israel a curse, and trouble it.

The Armor of God, Conduct in the Campaign & Implementing the Victory of Christ in our Lives: OT Examples of SPIRITUAL WARFARE: PART 1 of 5

We can derive from Old Testament passages the truth of God’s faithfulness, even when Israel herself proved faithless; God would not deny His Word, particularly where the Abrahamic and Davidic Covenants were concerned.
So likewise we as Christians have every reason for the hope granted to us by a faithful and Almighty God!

We as the church can look back in hindsight and learn from their examples, both in the positive and negative sense.
Old Testament examples of warfare were primarily physical in nature with sword and shield (i.e. historical wars conducted by the armies of Israel), whereas the church is admonished to fight their campaigns with spiritual, rather than with carnal (physical) weapons (2 COR 10:3-5; EPH 6:10-18).

SPIRITUAL WARFARE: The Armor of God: ALL PRAYER and SUPPLICATION: Part – 8 of 15

Faith is not something we dredge up and psych ourselves up to believe enough to be heard of God; faith is a gift from God (EPH 2:8; ROM 12:3; ROM 10:7). Faith is granted by God and is the vehicle by which the believer responds to the Word of God, as demonstrated everywhere in the Bible, Old Testament and New alike.
Faith exercised will grow and become stronger (just as muscles will in our bodies). If we lack any degree of faith, know it only takes a mustard seed-size of faith to move mountains, for even a tiny faith like this, in an awesome and Almighty God as we serve can accomplish such a thing! If we have unbelief in the midst of our faith, confess this to the LORD and He will deal with it (HEB 11:6; MATT 17:20; MARK 9:24)! Note that the prayer life may be hindered by unforgiveness for others.
Righteousness is another condition for successful prayer