Jim Henry, Pastor
First Baptist Church
3701 L.B. McLeod Road
Orlando, FL 32805
Reprinted from Radio Program "WE BELIEVE"
Print #82, CT #1534
"The Ultimate Weapons"
In the passage today we open with Paul making sure that we understand
who our enemy is. He's pointing out to us that the reason we need to be
armed for battle is because we're in a spiritual war, and the leader is
Satan. He talks about the fact that we're facing struggles against rulers,
authorities, powers of this dark world, and spiritual forces of evil in the
flesh on flesh; we're fighting something bigger than that. If it were
just man on man, most of us could handle that but we're fighting a force
bigger than we are, and that force is Satan. He's making it clear that we
should understand that Satan is the enemy of our mind, body and spirit.
Now, notice that Satan has an order. I won't go into that order now,
except to say that as he-lists the struggle, he is pointing organized
resistance against the Christian. We face an organized enemy. Satan
doesn't run around disorganized! Satan doesn't move out to attack us without
having a plan. The Bible teaches us that when Satan fell out of Heaven
he took one-third of the angels with him. That is multitudes and myriads
of demon spirits. Angels came to this world with him. Satan is not in hell
today. A lot of people think Satan's in hell. No, he's not. One day
he will be bound there, but until that time he is free in this world, and
with these angels, whom he commands, he's set up an organized resistance
People who have dealt with demon deliverance, and things like that a
lot more than I have, whose judgment I trust, who are walking with God, tell
me that in dealing wit-h deimrons in deliverance and calling him out of people
that they have found often times the demons will give them their name, their
title and tell how many demons or spirits are under their command. They
also have geographic ...
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