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A Successful Strategy For Victory Over The Devil (7 of 8)
Series: The Battle Is The Lord's
Dr. Stan Coffey
I. SENSITIVITY TO THE SPIRIT
II. SUBMISSION TO THE FATHER
III. STAND AGAINST THE DEVIL
IV. SEPARATION FROM THE WORLD
V. SINCERITY OF OUR PURPOSE
Tonight if you have your Bible let's turn to James Chapter 5 and as we look at James Chapter 5 tonight I want to continue to think about the The Battle Is the Lord's. For several Sunday nights we have thought about spiritual warfare and of the title "The Battle Is the Lord's" and that title says it all.
The battle is not yours, it is not mine but it is the Lord's and the Lord has never lost a battle. Amen? He is always victorious and so that is our theme on these Sunday nights, The Battle Is the Lord's.
You know tonight I want to talk about a successful victory strategy. A successful victory strategy and you find this in James Chapter 5 when we war against Satan, when we come against principalities and powers God has given us a successful strategy for victory.
In James Chapter 5 I want us to begin to read God's word as He begins to talk about prayer. You see the battle is won or lost in prayer. So there are some very specific examples that the Lord gives us in the particular part of His word and as we look at James, the book of James, not only Chapter 5 but we are going to be looking at another part of James as well.
Let's look at James Chapter 4 first. James Chapter 4 Verse 1. " FROM WHENCE COME WARS AND FIGHTINGS AMONG YOU? COME THEY NOT HENCE, EVEN OF YOUR LUSTS THAT WAR IN YOUR MEMBERS?
YE LUST, AND HAVE NOT. YE KILL, AND DESIRE TO HAVE, AND CANNOT OBTAIN. YE FIGHT AND WAR YET YE HAVE NOT, BECAUSE YE ASK NOT."
He is saying all the things we have struggled for, all the things we battle for would be ours if only we would come to God in the right way and ask for them. You have not because you ask not.
And thin in the next verse, He addresses motive in prayer and he sa ...
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