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Preparing for the Battle | Part 2

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June 30, 2020 8:00 am

Preparing for the Battle | Part 2

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June 30, 2020 8:00 am

Satan wages war against the family, because the family is all we have left of the Garden of Eden. We are called to battle—to guard our hearts and protect our homes. In this message, Adrian Rogers explains how a Christian warrior can prepare for the battle.

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Why do people get into seeing this into Adrian Rogers dear, why people get & the hunger that will only distraught father not satisfied by looking here there looking their practice aircraft is there. I missing something I want something I am not satisfied, you will never be satisfied. You will go from pornography to covetousness to brutality to arguments. Whatever you find your piece in the Lord Jesus Christ's will to love worth finding featuring the insightful biblical teaching pastor and author Adrian Rogers Satan wages war against family because the family is all we have left of the garden to be.

We are called to battle to guard your hearts and protect their whole part one of today's message preparing for the battle we learned about our adversary as well as the armor of God found in Ephesians chapter 6, but we must also remember our point of attack and our allies what are they if you have your Bible turn now to Ephesians chapter 5 is Adrian Rogers offers wise counsel in part two of preparing for the battle we talked about the Christian and his adversary. Let's talk about the Christian warrior and his armor you need when you go to battle to take the whole armor day holy arm know what is the armor that you get aware if you're going to overcome the devil in this matter of salacious literature or pornography. The first piece that you need to put on. Is the girdle on the belt of truth, and that speaks of your integrity will not builder truth about the people in Ephesus were able to go to war and when the wall because they had the belt of truth, but one piece of the now not only do you need I integrity but you made the breastplate of righteousness, which is the believers purity look again in the Scripture. He says here stand therefore, having a lawn start about with truth verse 14 and having all the breastplate of righteousness same question. I will ask you tonight you will win this war on the breastplate of righteousness I mean by that not only integrity but purity. It is in your heart tonight. Any unconfessed unrepented sin is a good night Adrian image is likely to give up everything okay who would not give up dirt for diamonds who would I give up logs will connect now. Next, I want you to look at the next piece of armor that you have. Look, if you will, in verse 15 and your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace. Now a soldier in this day.

Not only did have a leather belt.

Not only did have a breastplate.

The cover is tested by wardens, but he had boots hobnailed boots where a soldier would have cleats, spikes on the shoes of their shoes will be thick enough to help him on a rocky soil where he might be. Brewster might slip to get his feet into the turf so he can stand and fight.

What is that gives you standing is the gospel of peace. What is the gospel of peace. The gospel of peace is knowing there is nothing between my soul and the Savior but I'm his his mind.

He satisfies me. I am at peace with God.

Now if the belt is integrity and the breastplate is purity. The shoes are tranquility, tranquility and peace to you, why people get into sin the hunger that will only distraught mother not satisfy the looking.

Here there looking their practice aircraft is there. I missing something I want something I am not satisfy friends all around me, trying to find what the heart yearns for by sin undermined. I have the secret I know what just found only through pleasures in Jesus about your heart will never rest until arresting Jesus you will never be satisfied.

You will go from pornography to covetousness to brutality to arguments until you find your piece in the Lord Jesus Christ's mix next piece of armor is a shield. Look, if you will hear when he talks about the shield of faith, verse 16, above all, taking the shield of faith with you should be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked soldier this day had a shield about 2 feet wide by 4 feet long. It was either covered with metal leather and it would obviously out in front of him. It would distract his arm as he would fight because in this day they would fight not only with hours but flaming arrows fiery darts and ice shield is there toward them all what gumshoe is this the shield of faith. Faith is to you. She faith is what keeps the devil's fiery darts of insinuation and last from getting through to you.

I call it the believers certainty is over against that. So believers certainty. You say I'm dressing up. I put on integrity. I put on purity I put on tranquility. I take certainty. That's the reason I told you begin with in the first of these lessons that when you talk to your teens about living up your life. But when you try to live up your life, you had better get it playing in your heart that there is a fixed standard of right and wrong because everybody else is doing and if you try to save your kids and I look, don't do this, they say why that so I just don't think it's a good idea is not enough that didn't want to do it is not enough. Dad doesn't do it, that's not because I said so, but is not enough. Not in today's world and more you're going to have to get your boys and arrows, your children, your grandchildren and your own heart settle that this book is the word of God they know. I've heard people say just the opposite. I've heard people say now is not enough to tell kids God said so you got to show them why that is so wrong know the only way the only way that you don't have any real success is to get your kids to believe that the Bible is the word of God.

The ball once they believe that you can just do wonders you say look is what God says if you just prove it.

Just take a bottle say looks on flip daughter. Here is what God says. Take this book as the shield of faith, it's the Bible that inculcates faith. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God and in the battle we are going to have to get our children soul locked on the fact that the Bible is word of God. That's the reason there is such a battle against the Bible. The very first thing in the garden of Eden was insinuation against the word of God and I will tell you something is part of the wiles of the devil is continuing today. It's in the universities today in any man.

I don't care who it is. I don't care how many letters he has. After his name. How many degrees he has. I don't care what property occupies if he causes doubt concerning the word of God is doing the work of the key doing the work of the you got to have certainty the thing that keeps me going is not how I feel. I've told you before, I'm not a very emotional person I more emotional when I preach and probably mealtime. I don't get reliable get real low. I stay in the narrowband. I will take credit for. That's the way I'm wired, what is good or bad, but is who I am I be that way.

Probably if I would say I I'm just not. I don't go up and down all time is just my psychological profile.

That's who I am.

The thing that keeps me going is not how I feel it is what I know what I know my three is rooted in the word of God that gives me stability and give you stability and you need blood you need integrity you need purity you need tranquility and you need certain when Satan comes with his fiery darts. You can overcome Satan with the word of God may take the shield of faith that is believers certainty and then next you take the helmet of salvation, look in verse 17 and take the helmet of salvation, because as you seen the pictures of the soldiers of that day there wearing a helmet and of course they decorate the helmet with that red plume and all that but a helmet is there to protect the head man, of course, is what directs the whole body and so you take the helmet of salvation the word salvation is so-and-so, it means literally deliverance is not just talking about getting saved. He's talking about keeping your mind protected so that you can have deliverance and what does this speak of it speaks of the believers sanity. All the believers liberty either one say what a person goes into pornography is devil control and a person who is devil control is not in his right mind in Mark chapter 5 there was a man was demon possessed. Jesus cast the devil out of and they come back and find him sitting and clothed and in his right mind before this he was given diluted his mind was under control of the evil one that you need to put all everyday sanitary. What I mean is, you need to have your mind under the blood.

You need to have your mind renewed Celeste just look at all of these things that God wants you to have integrity, purity, tranquility, certainty, sanity.

That's what you put on sometimes in the morning. I just wake up and take this as a checklist. Now say that I'm on the belt of truth that I believe truth do I live truth do I tell the truth know put on the breastplate of righteousness is my heart peel that I have purity that I put on the shoes of peace and my peace.

My ending something somebody else has.

Is there resentment is the bitterness of loneliness that I'm not letting Jesus fill. Then I put on, take the shield of faith is everything I'm doubting God about the put on the helmet of salvation. I feel like I used to feel when dress up the play game of football ready to go ready to go. Don't leave off any piece of the armor in this battle. Now if you really think about it. Each one of these pieces of armor is really the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus is the truth. Jesus is righteousness which Jesus is our fate. Jesus is our salvation.

You're just putting all Lord Jesus Christ now was moved to the third thing we talked about the Christian warrior and his adversary with talk about the Christian warrior and his armor less talk about the Christian warrior and his attack, yes I said attack. Most of us have said will Satan.

If you just leave me alone. I'll leave you alone which can do that you can't be neutral you are to be in the battle and you want to win the war with three things that will help you in this battle, and you're going to face the battle tonight.

Tomorrow, next week three things. First of all is your stance. Look, if you will, in verse 10 he says. Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of his might and then skip down to verse 14 stand therefore, be strong in the Lord and in the power of his might stand there for now so many times when asking God to give us victory over Satan. I will be very careful here. Asking God to give you victory over Satan you have victory, you say well past if I have it. How come I don't. Satan is defeated Jesus that I have given you authority over all the power of the enemy.

God says be strong in verse 10, be strong in the Lord and the power of his might hope God give me victory give me victory.

God help me, says Adrian I've given you the victory. I have given you authority I give you my word. I give you my truth I don't have to say. God help me not want fighting Satan. I have a Satan. I stand in the name of Jesus against I have authority against you. Say pastor that's awful arrogant is no know because God is told me that I'm strong in the Lord.

We need to stop asking God for what we already have and start using what we have noticed I want talk about God has given you authority if you say Satan you and your fill in your lies and your time and your temptations. No span.

Satan hope you don't do. Satan hope that you go off somewhere again and so I need help I need help I need help plan Stan I'm not saying not to pray talk (just a moment uniquely, but you don't need to ask God to give you victory over Satan you have victory because you have the victory. Greater is he that's in you than he that's in the world.

First of all is the power of your stance limits the power of your soul. Like in verse 17 take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit which is the word of God. Now when Satan came against Jesus when he was fasting and praying. What did Jesus do Jesus overcome Satan way say that was easy for Jesus. Big deal. Jesus is God.

Jesus did not defeat Satan because Jesus is God.

Jesus defeated Satan not as God but as a man, he defeated Satan. I mean, Jesus is my example how can Jesus be my example, if he overcome Satan by being God will rankle me. I'm telling you that the weapons that were available to Jesus when Jesus was being tempted the same weapons that are available to me the sword of the spirit and the spirit who handles this all know what happened. This Satan came to tempt Jesus. He tempted Jesus. Jesus was all points tempted like as we are not a sin to be tempted and have temptations in the sexual way pornography that mean you're wicked the Amana problem in general is a will. I just wait all that stuff Adriana didn't bother me.

I would brag about.

If I were you just proved you know man Superman or a liar little balding for you. Why not send me tempted that you managed Jesus was tempted in all points like as we are yet without sin.

Why Jesus went into that wilderness. The Bible says full of the Holy Ghost anointed with the Holy Spirit and when the enemy came and tempted him. He took the sword of the Spirit. So which is the word of God. Hebrews 412 the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than a two-edged sword. Did you know that Satan hope you will not use this word actually when the Bible says the sword of the spirit here in Ephesians chapter 6 is not the word logos is the word Raymer what is that mean it means not the Bible in cocoa is not what Jesus you Jesus used a Raima a word from the word when Satan would come with this temptations to Jesus. Jesus pulled out the sorry said running right through. Thus it is written, take that bus, it is written, take that lesson as written.

Take that which you learn from Scripture and when Satan comes you say Satan take that word of God. This e-book will vest the power of your stance as part of your sword is the power of your supplication is the third thing.

Look, if you will, in verse 18 of the same chapter pray always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit bring always is that Adrian I thought you told me not to pray for power over Satan is what I told you, but I do not worry. No way that you can stand.

The only way that you could probably use the sword, is to pray because it's the sword of the Spirit and it is the sword of the Spirit.

Then you pray in the spirit. What is praying in the spirit is letting the Holy Spirit energize your prayer director, prayer, not praying in the flesh.

Why do you pray in the spirit will wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities and powers in spiritual wickedness in high places and the battle is a spiritual battle so you pray in the spirit, if you don't worry the devil beach, you have all the authority in the world but if you don't appropriate through prayer going down so I told you little bit ago. I was almost hesitant to say what I had to say about tell you not to ask God to give you authority. I didn't say don't worry it's in prayer that you appropriate what God has given you not ask God to somehow defeat Satan is defeated, he strips shamed and subdue Jesus has given you authority over Satan. Now here's the fourth and final thing and will be very brief. I want you to notice the Christian warrior and his allies like a game in the first 18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit. I watch this and watching them to with all perseverance and supplication for all saints and for me, that utterance may be given to me and then he goes on down the same verse 24 Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen we don't live alone. We need to pray for one another. Husbands need pray for wives, wives need to pray for husbands parents gave pray for children.

Pastors need to pray for the congregation. The congregation needs to pray for the people both win the battle together.

His surreal vandalism is a real battle.

Let's hold one another (Blessed be encouraging one another.

Listen God protect your home. We do not fight alone and we so need each other's prayer support. Don't week. If you have questions about what it means to follow Jesus Christ.

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