Lesson 2 – Biblical Basis for Spiritual Conflict – Part 2


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Complete lesson below

 

Subjects to be Explored

How the enemy leads us to disobedience

Three major doors through which the enemy can enter

Willful sinful actions

 

 

Related Objectives

  •  You will list the many ways the enemy leads us to disobedience
  •  You will discover three major doors that open a person up to the enemy
  •  You will be able to identify some of the willful sinful actions that open doors to the enemy

 

 Lesson Content

 

How The Enemy Leads Us to Disobedience

 

Aggravates us to Sin

Write out John 13:2

 

Write out I Cor. 7:5

 

Causes sickness and suffering

Write out Acts 10:38

 

 

Write out Matt. 9:32-33

 

Write out Luke 13:1

 

 

Power of death

Write out Hebrews 2:14

 

Viewed in this light, the various accounts of Jesus’ raising people from the dead come to mean a lot more than simply nice miracles that Jesus did for people. Like his exorcisms, healings and other miracles over nature, they reveal yet another dimension of his war on Satan. As when he saw the sick and hungry, Jesus was moved by compassion toward those who had died and those who mourned, for he knew that these things were never intended to be part of God’s creation (e.g., Jn 11:33-35). They were, rather, the work of the devil, and it grieved and angered him to see it. (Boyd, 213)

 

Sets Traps

Write Out I Tim. 3:7

 

 

Controls

Summarize Mark 5

 

 

Seeks to take away word of God

Write out Matt. 13:4

 

Accuses us before God

Write out Job 1:6-8

 

Write out Zech. 3:1

 

 

Wants us to act independently of God

Write out Matt. 16:23

 

 

Wants us to be unforgiving

Write out 2 Cor. 2:10-11

 

 

Fills us with pride

Write out I Tim. 3:6

 

 

Controls world governments and philosophies

Write out Dan. 10:13,16

 

(Clinton Arnold – “The word prince in this passage is translated from the word “archon” in one of the Greek versions of the book Daniel. Archon is a word that all four of the Gospel writers and Paul later used either for Satan or for evil spirit powers.)

 

Deu. 32:8,9. (Arnold-“The Greek version of the Old Testament interprets “the sons of God” as angels and thus translates the key phrase “he fixed the bounds of the peoples according to the number of the angels of God.” The evil powers seem to reflect this same organization.)

Follows Gods direction
Write out Is. 37:7

 

See also Ps. 78:49, 2 Cor 12:7

 

Carries curses

Write out Ecclesiastes 10:20

 

 

Causes Fear

Write out Song of Songs 3:8

 

 

Tied to wild animals

Write out Is. 34:14

 

 

Disciplines believers

Write out I Cor.5: 5

 

 

Controls false teachers

Write out I Tim.4:1

 

 

Affects Nature -The most significant of Jesus’ miracles over nature for our purposes is undoubtedly Jesus’ calming of the raging sea (Mk 4:36-41; Mt 8:18-27; Lk 8:22-25).

 

As James Kallas puts it: “If language means anything at all, it appears that Jesus looked upon this ordinary storm at sea, this ordinary event of nature, as a demonic force, and he strangled it.”

 

Behind this storm Jesus perceived a demonic power, perhaps here strategizing to kill him and his disciples. To cite Kallas again: “Rain may be normal, but to Jesus, when nature goes berserk and tries to drown men and wipe them off the earth sucking them down to a watery grave, this is demonic and he treats it like a demon.”   (Boyd, 206-207)

 

Our Disobedience

 

Three major doors that allow the enemy to come against us:

 

Birth (Parental sins-Ancestral) Ex. 20:4-6 You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, 6 but showing love to a thousand of those who love me and keep my commandments,

 

Write out Lamentations 5:7

 

Write out Leviticus 26:39

 

 

Write out Isaiah 65:6-7

 

 

Write out Psalm 106:27

 

 

Child Abuse (sexual, physical, psychological, ritual),

 

Write out Deu. 32:16-17

 

 

Write out I Cor. 10:19, 20

 

 

Willful sinful actions:

Séances

Making curses, witch curses. Write out Prov. 26:2

 

Channeling

Dialoguing with spirit guides

Anger – Write out Gen 4:7 and I John 3:12

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Occult (hidden things)

Divination (direct message from gods)

Magic. Write Out Luke 8,13,16,19

 

Spiritism (contact spirits of the dead)

Tarot cards

Astrology (Arnold – An intriguing aspect of Paul’s vocabulary for the principalities and powers is that both pagans and Jews used the same expressions for astral spirits. The word “powers” [dynameis] itself can be found in astrological contexts for star spirits. The expression” world rulers” [kosmokratores] of Ephesians 6:12 is also used of astral deities.)

Rod and pendulum (water witching)

Love and hate magic

Fertility charms

Fortune telling

Palm reading

Psychometry (telling about a person from an object)

Necromancy (summoning dead)

Ouiga board

Drug usage (pharmakia)

Drunkenness

Abortion

Sexual sins. Write out Hosea 4:12, 5:4 Crystal ball

Predictive dreams or vision (ungodly)

Movies (There are those who seem addicted to certain moves)

Demonic tongues.

Write out I Jn. 4:1

 

Mirror magic (Mary Worth),

Table tapping

Levitation

Lay hypnosis (certain types of hypnosis)

Cults

Forum (Formerly EST)

Masons

Magic charms

Indian dolls (Some Native American dolls are cursed)

Painting by medicine men

Books of magic.

Write out Acts 19:18, 19 V

 

Voodoo dolls

Religious masks

War spears (Some native spears are cursed)

Card laying

Gossip-saying words against others or myself (curse).

 

What the Bible Says About these issues

Write out Deu. 18:9-14

 

Write out Ex. 22:18

 

Write out Lev. 19:31

 

Read I Cor. 10:14-22.

 

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