Spiritual Warfare Series: The Reality of Warfare…Origin Part 1

Spiritual Warfare
The Reality of Warfare…Origin (part 1)
Ephesians 6:10-18
I.We Fight a real fight. (Eph. 6:12)
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
II.We Face a real foe. (Eph. 6:12; Ez. 28:11-18, Is. 14:12-17)
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
11 Moreover the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, 12 Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyre, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord God; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty. 13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created. 14 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. 15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee. 16 By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire. 17 Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee. 18 Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee.
12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! 13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: 14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. 15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit. 16 They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms; 17 That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?
III.We Follow a real formula. (Eph. 6:10)
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
— We must learn to fight from victory, not just for victory.
— We must learn that it is Christ’s strength, and not ours.
— We must learn the victory is always available but never automatic.
— We must learn that victory involves “standing” not “chasing.”
Names of Satan
The Accuser – Rev. 12:10
Beelzebub – Mt. 12:24, 26-27
Belial – II Cor. 6:15
Devil – Mt. 4:1
Dragon – Rev. 12:3,7,9
The Evil One – Jn. 17:15
The God of this world – II Cor. 4:4
The prince of the power of the air – Eph. 2:2
Roaring Lion – I Pet. 5:8
Ruler of this World – Jn. 12:31
Satan – Mt. 4:10
Serpent – Gen. 3:1; Rev. 12:9, 20:9
The Tempter – I Thes. 3:5
My Next Step This Week Is to:
— Memorize I Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.
— Commit to read and pray for clarity on Spiritual warfare (Ephesians 6:10).
— Commit to trying to see the spiritual reality behind our actions and attitudes.
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About Kenny Grant

Kenny Grant has served as Senior Pastor since November 2012. A former Marine Drill Instructor, his unique style of teaching and preaching communicates with insight, clarity, passion, and humor. His impactful messages leave his audiences informed, inspired, and equipped to apply God’s Word. Kenny’s wife, Shirley “completes him.” They are the parents of Kenetha, Gina, KJ, Kameron, and proud Grandparents.