Saturday, November 3, 2018

Bible Study: The Spiritual Warfare Weapons Introduction


Date:  11/3/18

 

Introduction:

 

Let's Prayer:

 

Heavenly Father, Your warrior prepares for battle. Today we claim victory over Satan by putting on the whole armor of God!  We put on the girdle of truth! May we stand firm in the truth of Your Word so we will not be a victim of Satan's lies. We put on the breastplate of righteousness! May it guard our hearts from evil so we will remain pure and holy, protected under the blood of Jesus Christ. We put on the shoes of peace! May we stand firm in the Good News of the Gospel so Your peace will shine through us and be a light to all we encounter.  We take the shield of faith! May we be ready for Satan's fiery darts of doubt, denial, and deceit so we will not be vulnerable to spiritual defeat. We take the Sword of the Spirit! May the two-edged sword of Your Word be ready in our hands so we can expose the tempting words of Satan. By faith we warriors have put on the whole armor of God! We are prepared to live this day, this week in spiritual victory! In Jesus' name, we pray, AMEN.

 

I am so excited about this study! This is a study that includes Priscilla Shirer, an anointed woman of God, and Dr. David Jeremiah, a very inspiring teacher. I looked over both the books and was impressed with them, so I said in my heart, I want to study these books! The prayer prayed earlier is a powerful prayer by Dr. David Jeremiah in his study of "Overcomer." Great connection, amen! We are overcomers when we put on the "Whole Armor of God!" It is called the "Warrior's Prayer!"  Our plan is to overcome evil with good in this world today.

 

The six parts of the Roman soldier's dress for battle illustrate six means by which the followers of Christ is able to stand against and to overcome sin, the world, and the devil (Ephesians 6:10-19). The soldier's belt stands for truth, by which we remain unencumbered by the fads and fashions of this world. The breastplate is a picture of righteousness, by which the believer's heart is protected from sin. The soldier's hobnail sandals, by which he stood firm in battle, is an image of peace-peace with God and the peace of God, which allows us to stand unmoved in battle.

 

The fourth item of spiritual armor is the shield of faith, by which the devil's "arrows" are deflected. Guarding the Christian's mind is the helmet of salvation, the new-birth reality that allows us to think with the mind of Christ. And finally, the only offensive piece of the armor is the sword of the Spirit, the Word of God-by which the lies of the enemy are revealed and defeated. Paul concludes this word picture of spiritual overcoming with a call to prayer-obviously not a part of a Roman soldier's armor, but definitely that which is our conduit to heaven for protection and provision as we strive to overcome.

 

In this study, we will integrate Dr. David Jeremiah's study "Overcomer" with Priscilla Shirer's study "The Armor of God," which is the Christian's spiritual armor with additional insights on becoming a spiritual overcomer. "To him who overcomes I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God" (Revelation 2:7).

 

As I said earlier, I am so ready for another study in God's Word. There will be prayers, questions, insights, and we will dig deep from Priscilla Shirer's study as we can. May God bless us as we become a student of the Old Testament, and a believer and receiver of the New Testament.  AMEN.

 

Note:  If you have the books Please read your study book to follow these lessons

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Week # 1      SIZING UP THE ENEMY:

Week # 1      THE BELT OF TRUTH:

Week # 1      THE BREASTPLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS:

Week # 1      THE SHOES OF PEACE:

Week # 1      THE HELMET OF SALVATION:

Week # 1      THE SHIELD OF FAITH:

Week # 1      THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT:

Week # 1      PRAYER STRATEGY:

 

Sunday, October 21, 2018

New Bible Study coming soon

"The Armor of God" by Priscilla Shirer and Dr. David Jeremiah "Overcomer"


Monday, October 1, 2018

Faith for Salvation—Faith for Healing

October 1

But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise… But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; that if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. —Romans 10:6-9

This passage of Scripture tells you not only how to be saved, but also how to be healed. Notice what Paul says in verse 6: "But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh…." Faith always speaks. What you say is your faith speaking. I don't mean just what you say once, but what you say over a period of time. Then in verse 8, Paul asks, "But what saith it?" What does the righteousness which is of faith say? "The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart." Faith has to be in two places: in your heart and in your mouth. Verse 9 goes on to say, "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth…." You may say, "I don't believe in Bible confessions." If you don't, you have to throw out the whole book of Romans. You may argue, "But that verse is talking about salvation." Yes, I know, but the same faith that got you saved will get you healed. You just have to take your faith and point it in a different direction. Remember, Jesus said, "All things are possible to him who believes." (Mark 9:23.)

Confession: God's Word in my heart and in my mouth says Jesus is my healer. I speak healing to my body, and according to my faith, it will be done unto me.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

HEADWATERS

September 26

Then the men of the city said to Elisha, "Behold now, the situation of this city is pleasant, as my lord sees; but the water is bad and the land is unfruitful." He said, "Bring me a new jar, and put salt in it." So they brought it to him. He went out to the spring of water and threw salt in it and said, "Thus says the LORD, 'I have purified these waters; there shall not be from there death or unfruitfulness any longer.'


-2 KINGS 2:19-21

The heart is the headwaters of the whole person and what happens in the heart determines the well-being of the rest. You can still see Elisha's Stream across from the mound where ancient Jericho is buried. I have been there several times and remember the crisis once caused when the headwaters became polluted. They carried poison downstream and made the land barren. Elisha purified the headwaters with salt and the stream was restored to fruitfulness.
 
The purifying of a whole life begins when the heart is cleansed, and pumps wholeness throughout the entire being. 
This is true physically. Weak legs and wheezing lungs are the result of a bad heart.
 
But it is especially true spiritually. When the spiritual heart is bad, strength for good works is sapped, zest is gone and the person is unfruitful. The salt symbolizes the word of God in its purifying work. The more it penetrates to the heart, the headwaters of your life, the purer and more productive your whole life! 
 
TODAY'S FOCUS
Allow the Holy Spirit to reveal points at which your life is unfruitful. Find Scriptures relating to that issue and use them as a guide for prayer.


Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Keep Your Confidence Toward God

July 25

Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God. And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight. And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment. —1 John 3:21-23


God said if our hearts don't condemn us, we have confidence toward Him and we receive what we ask for. So if we've been asking for something and haven't received our answer, we need to examine our love walk with others. We receive what we ask for because we obey His commandments and do that which is pleasing in His sight. And these are His commandments: that we believe on the Lord Jesus, and that we love one another. Walking in love keeps us out of trouble and in the blessings of God. Sure, it's work. It's not easy to put the body under. Most of us have been accustomed to letting the flesh dominate us in certain areas. For instance, the flesh thinks it's fun to criticize and talk about people because it makes the talker feel bigger. But if we walk the love walk, we put ourselves in a position to walk in God's blessings. And I guarantee you, nothing the flesh offers comes close to the blessings of God.

Confession: I walk in love; therefore, I'm confident God hears and answers my prayers.

Keep Your Confidence Toward God

July 25

Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God. And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight. And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment. —1 John 3:21-23


God said if our hearts don't condemn us, we have confidence toward Him and we receive what we ask for. So if we've been asking for something and haven't received our answer, we need to examine our love walk with others. We receive what we ask for because we obey His commandments and do that which is pleasing in His sight. And these are His commandments: that we believe on the Lord Jesus, and that we love one another. Walking in love keeps us out of trouble and in the blessings of God. Sure, it's work. It's not easy to put the body under. Most of us have been accustomed to letting the flesh dominate us in certain areas. For instance, the flesh thinks it's fun to criticize and talk about people because it makes the talker feel bigger. But if we walk the love walk, we put ourselves in a position to walk in God's blessings. And I guarantee you, nothing the flesh offers comes close to the blessings of God.

Confession: I walk in love; therefore, I'm confident God hears and answers my prayers.

Keep Your Confidence Toward God

July 25

Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God. And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight. And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment. —1 John 3:21-23


God said if our hearts don't condemn us, we have confidence toward Him and we receive what we ask for. So if we've been asking for something and haven't received our answer, we need to examine our love walk with others. We receive what we ask for because we obey His commandments and do that which is pleasing in His sight. And these are His commandments: that we believe on the Lord Jesus, and that we love one another. Walking in love keeps us out of trouble and in the blessings of God. Sure, it's work. It's not easy to put the body under. Most of us have been accustomed to letting the flesh dominate us in certain areas. For instance, the flesh thinks it's fun to criticize and talk about people because it makes the talker feel bigger. But if we walk the love walk, we put ourselves in a position to walk in God's blessings. And I guarantee you, nothing the flesh offers comes close to the blessings of God.

Confession: I walk in love; therefore, I'm confident God hears and answers my prayers.

Casting All Your Care Upon Him

Casting All Your Care Upon Him
1 Peter 5:7