by David Cawston

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Defeating the enemy in your life?
David Cawston
Ephesians 6:10-17

We conclude this series on Spiritual Warfare!

A father told this story. A friend of my eleven-year- old son called one day, announcing he had a problem with spiritual warfare. I asked him what I could do to help, and he replied he wanted to speak with my son, Scott. Proud that my son was being asked for spiritual advice, I later made a point to ask him how the conversation went. "Oh, fine," Scott replied. "He just needed help getting to the next level of the 'Spiritual Warfare' Nintendo game."

Here we have the last piece in the Christian's armor. Throughout the ages the sword has been the most necessary part of the soldier's equipment. It has been used more than any other weapon.

The usual name in scripture for war is "the sword"
Jer 25:29
29 See, I am beginning to bring disaster on the city that bears my Name, and will you indeed go unpunished? You will not go unpunished, for I am calling down a sword upon all who live on the earth, declares the LORD Almighty.' (NIV)

The Believer has come to declare war on the enemy of this world! Satan!
Luke 10:1 and 9; 17-19
1 After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go.
9 Heal the sick who are there and tell them, 'The kingdom of God is near you.'
17 The seventy-two returned with joy and said, "Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name."
18 He replied, "I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.
19 I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you. (NIV)

Jesus Christ saw in the ministry of His disciples the defeat of Satan. Serpent and scorpions are symbols of spiritual enemies and demonic power over which Jesus has given his followers power. The disciples of Jesus Christ have been given kingdom authorit ...

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