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Mind Games (4 of 5)
Series: Ready to Rumble
Pastor Jeff Schreve
A woman came home, showed her husband this dress that she bought. It was beautiful. It was exquisite. He looked at it and he said, "Wow." He said, "That looks really expensive." And she said, "Well, it was really expensive," and she showed him the price, and he about flipped. And he said, "What in the world are you doing buying that dress? We can't afford that dress. Why did you buy that dress?" And she said, "Well, you know, when I put the dress on," she said, "I was looking in the mirror, and the devil came to me and whispered in my ear and said, Oo, girl, you just got to get that dress. It looks awesome on you.?" And the husband said to her, "Well, you know how to deal with the devil. When the devil comes to you, you do what Jesus did, and you say, "Get thee behind me, Satan." She said, I did. And when he got behind me, he said, "Oo, girl, it looks good back here, too".
We're in a series on spiritual warfare. We're dealing with the devil. It's a series called, "Ready to Rumble." And we're talking about how to do battle with the enemy. And God has given us everything we need to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. And the Bible talks about the spiritual armor that we are to take up. Take up the full armor of God so that we can defeat the enemy when he comes at us every single time.
Ephesians chapter 6, verse 10 and following, says this: "Finally, be strong in the LORD and in the strength of His might. Put on the full armor of God, that you may be able to stand firm against the schemes (the methods, the craft, and the deceit) of the devil. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore, take up the full armor of God that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to sta ...
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