“The Battle Is the Lord’s - Part 2”

November 11, 2017

“The Battle Is the Lord’s - Part 2”

Blessings folk!

…continued from yesterday…

Speak to the evil.

Mar 1:25
And Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be quiet, and come out of him!”

Luke 4:35
But Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be quiet and come out of him!” And when the demon had thrown him down in the midst of the people, he came out of him without doing him any harm.

Command the evil to “cease-and-desist” in the name of the Lord.

There is power in the name of the Lord.
There is power in the blood of Jesus.

Psa 20:7
Some boast in chariots and some in horses,
But we will boast in the name of the LORD, our God.

Psa 116:4
Then I called upon the name of the LORD:
“O LORD, I beseech You, save my life!”

Psa 124:8
Our help is in the name of the LORD,
Who made heaven and earth.

Pro 18:10
The name of the LORD is a strong tower;
The righteous runs into it and is safe.

Resist the enemy.

1Pe 5:8-9
Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil,
prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

But resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same experiences of suffering are being accomplished by your brethren who are in the world.

Seek the mind of the Lord.

Know what He wants for your situation, your time.

1Co 2:16
But we have the mind of Christ.

Fear not.

Paul and his entourage thought that they were about to die.
They depended upon the resurrection.
If we die, then we will be resurrected.
The Lord saved them.
God delivered.
Apparently the prayers of others had impact…

2Co 1:8-11

For we do not want you to be unaware, brethren, of our affliction which came to us in Asia, that we were burdened excessively, beyond our strength, so that we despaired even of life;

indeed, we had the sentence of death within ourselves so that we would not trust in ourselves, but in God who raises the dead;

who delivered us from so great a peril of death, and will deliver us, He on whom we have set our hope. And He will yet deliver us,

you also joining in helping us through your prayers, so that thanks may be given by many persons on our behalf for the favor bestowed on us through the prayers of many.


Should doors be locked?
The church did so when Peter was in prison - Acts 12
The disciples did so when Jesus was killed - John 20:19…though they feared.

Should “security” be posted?
There are many Scriptural examples of the “watchmen on the wall”.

Remember, the battle is the Lord’s.

2Ch 20:15
and he said, “Listen, all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem and King Jehoshaphat: thus says the LORD to you, ‘Do not fear or be dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours but God’s.

Live by faith,
Not in fear