231109 – Don’t Be Ignorant of Your Enemy 不要轻敌大意

Ephesians 1:20-21(NKJV) which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come.

When it comes to spiritual warfare, the problem with many Christians is that they are so used to believing what they see in the natural that sometimes they think their enemies are only flesh and blood. As such, they often fail to recognise that some of their life’s challenges are the devil’s work due to their ignorance that the spiritual realm can also influence people—unbelievers, and believers who walk in the flesh—to carry out evil works.

Lucifer wanted to be worshipped like God, and he and one third of the angels fell when God expelled them from heaven. Because he rebelled against God, all forms of rebellion, insubordination and division are the work of the devil, who strives to overrun the world with evil and deceive people into thinking that his evil acts are acts of God. Despite the hierarchy in the spiritual realm, we need to know that we are seated with Christ in the heavenly places.

The devil’s work is to steal, kill and destroy the lives of man, including stealing our joy, peace, and the Word that has been sown into our hearts. He will also try to cause us to drift away from God by deceiving us into thinking that God is the source of our trials and tribulation. Therefore, we must have knowledge of the devil’s activities and schemes, lest we fall into his trap.

James 1:13-14 (NKJV) Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone. But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed.

On the other hand, we need to know that some of our troubles are the result of our own breach of the divine law or sowing into the flesh. According to Galatians 6:8, we will reap destruction if we sow into the flesh. Therefore, we must deal with the flesh and bring it into subjection to the Lordship of Christ daily until we leave this earth. We must also renew our minds so that we can overcome sin and temptation through the empowerment of the Holy Spirit and have self-control in our lives.

There will be fiery darts that come our way in our personal lives, the lives of our loved ones, our jobs, attacks on our minds and bodies, but once we know that we are seated with Christ in the heavenly places, we will be able to stand in a position of victory and authority.

Sermon Series: Believers’ Authority               


不要轻敌大意

以弗所书1:20-21就是照他在基督身上所运行的大能大力,使他从死里复活,叫他在天上坐在自己的右边, 21 远超过一切执政的、掌权的、有能的、主治的和一切有名的,不但是今世的,连来世的也都超过了;

当谈到属灵争战时,许多基督徒的问题是,他们太习惯于相信他们在自然界所看到的,以至于有时他们认为他们的敌人只是血肉之躯。因此,他们常常不能认识到他们生活中的一些挑战是魔鬼的工作,因为他们不知道属灵领域也可以影响人-非信徒们以及行在血气中的信徒们-去做坏事。

路西法想要像上帝一样被崇拜,当上帝把他和三分之一的天使赶出天堂时,他们堕落了。因为他背叛了上帝,所以一切形式的叛逆、不服从和分裂都是魔鬼的工作,魔鬼力图用邪恶横行  世界,欺哄人们以为他的邪恶行为是上帝的作为。尽管在灵界有等级制度,但我们  需要知道我们在天上与基督同坐。

魔鬼的工作就是偷窃、杀害和毁坏人的生命,包括偷窃我们的喜乐、平安和撒在我们心里的道。他也会欺骗我们,让我们以为神是我们试炼和患难的源头,从而使我们远离神。因此,我们  必须知道魔鬼的活动和计划,免得落入他的陷阱。

雅各书1:13-14人被试探,不可说“我是被神试探”,因为神不能被恶试探,他也不试探人。 14 但各人被试探,乃是被自己的私欲牵引、诱惑的。

另一方面,我们需要知道,我们的一些麻烦是我们自己违反神圣的律法或在血气中撒种的结果。根据加拉太书6:8,顺着情欲撒种的,必从情欲收败坏。因此,我们必须每天制伏肉体,使它服从基督的主权,直到我们离开这个世界。我们也必须更新我们的思想,这样我们就可以通过圣灵的赋能战胜罪和诱惑,在我们的生活中有自制能力。

在我们的个人生活中,在我们所爱的人的生活中,在我们的工作中,我们的思想和身体都会受到攻击,但是一旦我们知道我们在天上与基督同坐,我们就能站在胜利和权威的位置上。

讲章系列: 信徒的权柄       

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