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November 8, 2021 4:58 pm
Alright let's look at the work Mark chapter 3 members. No one can enter the strong man's will start over what you read with me. I was good from the screens were all reading the same translation. This is the new American Standard Bible that wages your reading something crazy like the message will be in harmony.
But no one can enter the strong man's house and plunder his property unless he first ties up strongman and then he will plunder his house. Thank you Lord for the word you could be seated. Ladies and gentlemen we we have a strong enemy.
Make no mistake about it, Lucifer the devil number one. He is very real. Secondly, he's very powerful.
Thirdly, he's very intelligent. It's been around a long time. He has witnessed the response of humanity has witnessed the tendencies of humanity and he knows people. Now, you may not be dealing with you directly because he's not on my present he can't be everywhere at all times, but he does have dominion demonic spirits, principalities and powers and rulers of the darkness of this world that abide in the spirit world that are fair to all press D press and aggravate the people of God, and that's what he's doing. He does it with anxieties and depression and confusion.
That's how he works and he's working overtime in these last days when you think about the nations of the world and you think about different countries and world leaders and how maniacal and crazy they really are.
That's not people. That's the enemy of your soul.
The Bible says in Isaiah 1412 the Lord through the prophet Isaiah talking about the devil he said you deceived the nation and he still doing that is still doing from the White House all the way down. He's doing that. I don't say it like it is it's that's what's happening in our country thought Joe Biden. It's the enemy of his soul.
It's the enemy of our soul. It's principalities and powers and rulers of the darkness of this world, but it's not only on a government level.
It's also in your home. It's in your marriage. It's on your job. It's in your daily life struggle Israel is because you are up against a powerful enemy. Just as Pastor Silas, an earlier spot on that young man is against evil forces, he knows nothing about, and he's deceived. He's been locked into a place of darkness and it's happening all around us today. It's happening. I want to look at Revelation 20 verses 1 to 3 and I just want to remind you of this Lucifer the Dragon, the serpent, the devil ever you call it.
I want you to see his future ready that I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding the key of the abyss and a great chain in his hand and he took hold of the Dragon, the serpent of all who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for thousand years, and he threw him into the abyss, shut it and sealed it over him so that he would not deceive the nations any longer now and until the thousand years were completed. Now this is after the seven years of tribulation. This is after the second coming of Christ.
This is after Armageddon. This is at the culmination of that before the millennial reign of Christ, which is a literal 1000 years and literally. This is symbolic.
This will physically happen one of these days I believe it's very soon in the future. Believe it and he knows it. That's why he's turning up the heat. That's why he's trying harder to deceive you.
That's why he's trying harder to pull you away from church. That's why he's trying harder to get your attention on things that really have no spiritual significance in your life, but this is his future and it will physically happen. But I want you to see something of the spirit today because your wrestling in the spirit world. Wednesday night I said there are three heavens dogs in the third heaven right Christ is at the right hand of the father. The second heavens, the spirit world or in the first heaven were praying when we pray were trying to pray through that second heaven where there's a lot of activity going on. That's why it's important that you never stop praying. In fact, when it gets harder and it gets worse and the heat is turned up. That's them. That's when you need to pray the most not run away from God not run away from God's house not seclude yourself, but you have to get on your knee try out living God.
I'm going to read first Peter, I don't think they have it on the reader to quickly first Peter five verse eight it says be of sober spirit beyond the alert for your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
And that someone is you today, but resist him, blessed resist now resist does not mean ignore resist him, firm in your everybody shout faith, knowing that the same experiences of suffering are being accomplished by your brethren who are in the world other words, everybody has. Despite but what separates people who walk and live in victory and enjoy is the way they respond to it.
I'm trying to teach my children now that attitude is the most important thing in your life how you approach something says a lot about how it's going to end up 40 and it's the same way in the spirit. How you approach the difficulties how you approach the enemy in your life is going to have a lot to do with the end result is out to destroy now in our text in Mark three. Can we go back there for just a moment. Mark three the Lord Jesus says this but no one can enter the strong man's house and plunder his property unless he first ties up the strongman now King James says bind him everybody. Sabine, you must first bind the strongman attire possesses a better translation. I will talk about finding and loosing. Jesus told the disciples whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven. When you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. Now there's church government. There's authority there.
But this also applies in Mark three. In the context of binding the evil one binding the devil binding spirits that are at work in your life.
Well Pastor how do you do that number one prayer everybody shout prayer. I would believe that God still answers prayer. But the word bind in the Greek actually means this to take a chain and tied them up.
So what the Lord is going to do to the devil physically bind him with the chain throw him into the abyss. You and I we can do that spiritually. Now did you hear what I just said I just change your life right there you can do in the spirit what the Lord will do in the physical.
You can find his hands and his motivation and his progress in your life and not only your life but the life of your family the life of your community. I believe when the church prays the life of their nation. I feel this in muscle when you pray you into the spirit realm. Second, teens go there with second Kings will be on the screen. I'm sure I read this passage Wednesday night. We talked about angels. We talked about angelic host.
We learned about angelology is a great study go back. Listen, if you want here. But I want to read this passage we have here in Israel's history, the prophet Elisha, the man of God right Syria Syrian army is coming to get not only Israel but they're coming to get him.
They want the man of God and he's in the middle of it all and he's got a servant with him and he says these were now when the tendon of the man of God had risen early and gone out. Behold, an army with horses and chariots were circling the city you imagine this knowing that this is all for you, and they're coming to get you. I want you man of God they want the king of Israel by one summation I'm telling you the enemy wants you and if he can't get you. He'll go after children neglected her family to go after your church family. That's what healed and that's a good sign that you're on the playing field because when you start praying when you start fully giving your life to Jesus Christ.
I mean, not halfway, serving, having fully living for God, the enemies going to raise its ugly head in areas that you never thought you would have difficulty. That's what he's after the man of God and a service center. This is hopeless. This is hopeless, my master, what are we to do everything that the sins hopeless.
I don't know what to do. It will go away. It keeps on it back is getting worse. You are fighting a spiritual battle. He goes on to say and said do not be afraid, not fear those who are with us are greater than those who are with them. Now we start talking about spiritual warfare, when you pray in the next verse, Elijah, what did he do shouted aloud. He play and he said, Lord, please open his eyes so that he makes it stay there, stay there job seven but his eyes that he may see you listen to me when you pray this morning I felt this you have to see into the spiritual before you can see in the next because in the natural looks hopeless in the natural, it looks like it's all over and the natural.
It looks like it's over. But if you can see this morning. That's what I want you to do. I want you to see in the spirit so that you can believe to see it in the natural but Elisha was praying that his servant would see in the spirit so that he could know that everything was gonna be all right in the natural go to the next verse he prayed in the next verse, and the Lord opened the serving size, not his physical eyes is spiritualized praying is a spiritual thing. And when you pray, you are fighting against principalities and powers spirits that are out to destroy you and the old-timers used to say like this is you got pray through her that a while you've got to pray through about a man that what they mean by that. Pray through the spirit realm into the heavenly where Jesus Christ sits at the right hand of the father. Sometimes that happens immediately for Daniel. It took 21 days now would you pray for 21 days.
You might have to. It might be that type of warfare that you just have to keep hanging on your that's called that's called faith. That's not call being hopeless. That's not call being desperate. That's called walking by faith holding onto the confession of your faith that you believe what God has set the open, the serving size and he saw, and behold them out love this. The mountains was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha, he said this is a big Syrian army that was thousands if not billions of troops, but when the servants all into the spirit.
He realized at that moment that there's more with us than there are with the enemy. I'm here to tell you today that there's more with you and the enemy against your so you might have. The devil of anxiety and depression and suicide spirit in a lying spirit that's trying to rip your heart but I'm telling you that the spirit of the power of God and angelic hosts of the Army of heaven is on your side. But you have to see into the spirit to believe that pray selectively word how you bind prayer and the word of God, the Bible.
I sit here convicted this morning I've had, and he feels great bodily I sit here this morning and since September playing football on the beach thinking I'm a sprinter. I woke up the next morning could not move my leg all wanted got any better. I know that is aggravating and aggravated I sit here convicted send read that passage hold onto the confession of faith not been think about going to the doctor another thing but what they could do what I can do icy hot I thought to myself what I haven't laid hands on myself first time I've got a class in seminary) Christology right now were talking about African Christology how that in Africa it's a lot different over there. They don't have medical science likely to they don't have a EM era healthcare place on every corner.
Prime care middle have been everywhere. They will have two great hospitals in their own backyard, like we do. I don't haven't. So they are forced to believe the word of God. And that's why when you go over there you see some crazy things happen. You see people being healed. I've heard that people have witnessed tumors actually found the bodies we say what I'm telling you, if you will dare to believe God's word.
Sometimes he put you in the same place as those African brethren because you need to be in a spot where you have to believe the word of God. The Bible will never come alive until you have to believe it and hold on that subject behind the devil with prayer. All prayer in the word of God fact Jeremiah 33 verse three. Profit said: I will answer the and show the great and mighty things, which was first Corinthians 12, Paul talks about the gifts of the spirit and there's one effect on the texture. Somebody may move often there's nine of gifts, no that's fruit, gifts were knowledge or wisdom. Prophecy. Gifts of healing for say that again:: you said it same again. I heard a sermon for five times. Sorry but he said it correctly discerning of spirits, what spirits, principalities and powers at work in your life. How good God, you have to discern what type of spirit you are up against. The Bible talks about several spirits. There's a spirit of fear, there is an anxious spirit. There's a spirit of depression. Solomon talks about the emptiness that you feel when you go after the things of this world. I called up taxation spirit of vexing spirit which is a depressing spirit spirit of anger and fibrosis spirit infirmity sickness and malady in your life.
There's a spirit of anger listed in the Bible, a spirit of jealousy, a spirit of auto laziness. Everything is plagued this nation recently.
It's the spirit of laziness.
Your laziness spirit of suicide. I think that the money that Derek was cutting himself. That spirit was trying to take what type of spirit fighting is a spirit of lack financially lacking spirit of quitting lacks talks about a spirit of divination. Now we know you may not have called the Derek card readers, but maybe read Harry Potter.
Maybe watch the movie. It's the same thing.
It's just covered under something else is a tricky devil about the things you watch on TV paranormal activity horror films all this garbage that is nothing behind it, but a spirit of divinity and it will destroy. How do you bind the spirits. First you have to discern that takes prayer.
There's also a spirit in Revelation, Pharma Kia spirit we get our word pharmacy from the Latin word of that Greek the talking about in the book of Revelation, the seducing spirit that's a spirit of Pharma Kia nuggets medicine medicines great doctors are great. I'm talking about drug addiction, the ways in America about marijuana being always a good thing as ever beat their wives, smoking, or if I hear that again I'm a people say well it is from the ground will guess what my Bible said this ground is cursed. I've had enough of it excusing this and excusing that when there are spirits at work and it's time that we instead of giving into the spirits and allowing them to play in our lives that we bind.
How do we do it somebody tell me number one prayer.
Secondly, Bible believe the Bible I got I felt that this morning we had people appear believing what God says I wish we could get back to that more bumps stay in there I'm not letting go of holding the confession of my faith and I believe in God's word. I can remember, men, women praying binding. The devil in my mind always thought binding, hereby given the world with tolerance and that the Lord has given you a territory is given you an inheritance when Israel went into the promised land. He allotted them land and they were dividing lines is allotted to responsibility over your children or your spouse over your home over your family over your church family hearing is a lot you and that's where you have to focus will spend your time trying to bind the devil in the Middle East he's at work there letting him work his gimmicky work. I will tell you what you can you can walk in your child's bedroom, spread yourself across that bed and say, in the name of Jesus I bind the spirit of confusion. I bind the spirit of oppression I bind is confusing and anxious spirit. I bind the spirit of divination. You can walk across the hall when you can't sleep. Pray when you cannot sleep.
Pray. I learned that lesson the Bible says he will give his beloved sleep.
So if you don't have it. Guess what he wants you to do a probably wants to talk to you little bit. So play by the spirits in your life. I tell you to pick up about 10,000 Hebrews chapter 2 therefore since the children share in flesh and blood that you and I flesh people were saying we become spirit walk and live in the spirit right, he himself likewise also partook of the same. That's Christ, he became one of us gave up privileges of heaven and became a man, that he might, that through death to death on the cross he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is this all that they're not just physical death. Listen to me.
The Bible says in Romans 623. The wages of sin is death any time limited you something anytime you see death in the New Testament. It always means separation from God, not cessation of life, because we will all face cessation of life physically, but we will live forever.
You will never die. Your body may take its last breath waiting the resurrection, but your spirit soloist man will be either with the Lord or in a place of torment, and they call it hail not purgatory holding place hail flames. A real heat is real and the separation from God is real, real, but what I want you to see is that Jesus everybody shelters that Jesus Christ by becoming us took our sin, our pain or mental anguish.
You hear me Donna.
He took it he took a crown of thorns so that you could be healed in your mind. Glory to God. They offered him the little bit of medicine while he was on the cross and the customer said he just turned his head because he didn't want to know your pain. He was taking all of your pain all of your malady and malfunctioning disease and sickness on his body and he destroyed the wall on the one that strongman the powerful devil but you cannot go into the strong man's house. Chapter what what what were rated 11.
This version when I strongman fully armed guards his own house, his possessions are secure about the shout. But when one stronger then he glory to God attacks him and overpowers him that man takes away his armor on which he had relied and distributes his plunder. What's that saying when you go into the strong man's house, you're not going by herself.
You are not the strongest man you are not the strongman overpowering the devil. It is the Lord Jesus Christ said I am he that liveth that was dead, and behold I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of death hell and the grave alone.
You bind the devil. God placed findings to say I bind you in the name of Jesus I told you this morning that anxious spirit bind that little devil.
The name of Jesus: somebody, Jimmy Jude is where we fail to help give it to you.
Jude 27 RI times you. I'm reminded of the book of acts where sons of Skiba are trying to give your members narrative. When I try to cast out the devil and get membranes beat out those devils ripped the clothes off. We know Paul, we know that is we know Jesus son of God who you these guys were trying to do something on their own. You can tell you the devil. Demonic spirits are stronger than you are there more powerful than your discipline.
You cannot discipline yourself to quit. I don't care what anybody tells you, you do not cannot discipline yourself to quit no matter how hard you might be good for a while if you relying on the arm of flesh, you will always fail and you go right back to that. Right back to that spirit that's influencing your life every single time. But let me assure you this… But Michael, who is the Archangel, when he disputed with the devil and argued about the body of Moses, so you know, Moses died.
He was unable to go to the promised land. Nobody knows where he is buried where his body is. He did not dare to pronounce to get some abusive judgment, but said simply, the Lord, they didn't say I I'm Michael, the fighting Archangel is given me the power to overpower you, but he said the Lord rebuke you. So the next time you pray and you feel like it's not getting any better getting worse.
You been biding the devil you been confessing the word and holding onto the word to try this one instead of saying I rebuked you you don't have any power. Why don't you just say the Lord rebuke you devil the Lord binds the spirit because by Jesus and his life.
You have the authority to speak on his behalf. That's why he said whatever you ask the father in my name I will do it, that your joy might be full. That doesn't mean putting his name at the end of your prayer.
That means you are walking in the authority of Jesus Christ. So when you bind the devil, and you pray and you stand on God's word save a lot are spirit, anxious Lord