Ephesians 1:16-20, 3:14-19 *
Ephesians 6:12 – We wrestle with darkness
Salvation belongs to the sinner. Sinners are reconciled because of Christ.
God Gave us the word to tell us what is ours.
It is just as much yours when you know and when you don’t.
John 8:32 – The Truth sets you free
Hosea 4:6 – We are destroyed by lack of knowledge
Our authority rests on the power of the authority behind it.
First Peter 5 – Be sober, Be vigilant
Be Strong in the Lord – First John 4:4
When there is harm, there is a need for Authority.
Wrong Person vs Wrong Spirit
Spirits are “ideas” [minds] — people are “beings” [hearts]
Christ is the head, people are the body
If God directs our thinking, we can carry out actions being aware of his will vs our will
1 Peter 5:8 – The same affliction in your brothers
We cannot be forever dependent. We must practice acceptance and find strength on our own.
*Being overtaken by darkness (ideas, ways of thinking) can be related to Toxoplasma Gondaii. https://www.livescience.com/56529-strange-facts-about-toxoplasma-gondii-parasite.html
We should not put spirit before the word (truth)
Revelation 1:18 – They keys of hell & death
Ephesians 10:18 – The Armor of God
The Devil is not all-knowing the way God is.
Dark spirits can possess anyone — religious spirit, deceiving spirit, lying spirit, devination, etc.
As long as you want it to be some way, that’s the way it’s going to be. God cannot help us unless we truly want him to.
2 Timothy 1:7
People believe what they see.
1 Peter 5:9
*Healing Revival 1947-58
Foundation of Faith vs Evil Spirit
A preacher can be like a doctor. It is wise to take their advice.
The more you know, the more that is required of you.
*Similar to Spiderman — With great power, comes great responsibility
Matt 16:23 – doubt, unbelief, unconsciously yielding to the enemy
God gives us the spirit of power, love, and a sound mind.
Doubt and Fear will leave you. This too shall pass.
Some things we must leave alone if we don’t know much about them.