THE SPIRITUAL ATTACKS ON THE CHURCH

Even  the Gates of Hades will not prevail against the Church
( Matt 16:18)

Jesus even tells us that the GATES OF HADES will come against the Church and in the Book of Revelation Jesus talks about the “Spiritual attacks” within the Church. The Church has to be aware that many kinds of Spirits will come against it and identifying the “Mani ones” will help the Church to guard against such attacks.

There are three “ Main kinds of Spirits” that usually are present and attack the Church from within. They are the

a) The ABSALOM SPIRIT –That will DIVIDE and DESTROY the Church. (2Cor 11:12-15)

b) The JEZEBEL SPIRIT – That will SABOTAGE the PURPOSE of God for the Church.(Rev 2:20)

c) The PYTHON SPIRIT.-That will SUFFOCATE the FLOW of the HOLY SPIRIT.(Acts 16:16-19)

a) ABSALOM SPIRIT – This “Spirit” will like Absalom manipulate the people to RISE UP against the Pastor through CRITICISMS, CONDEMNATIONS and COMMENTS thereby arousing the sentiments of the believers to feel and believe that the Pastor is not doing his “job”. This “Spirit” will use people who are “ close” to the Pastor and influence their affections and alignment to the Pastor and when it is fully manifested will RISE up against the Pastor and then LEAVE the Church drawing people to follow them.  The “Spirit will create  “Hidden Rebellion, Manipulation, Influence, Desire to be in command, Self advancement and fault finding to create DIVISION and DISPERSION. (2Sam14:25-28 )

b) JEZEBEL SPIRIT- This “Spirit” is like “Jezebel” the wife of King Ahab who will TURN PEOPLE’S HEARTS away from God, move them to follow “ false teachings and concepts that will turn the HEARTS of the people away from God. This “ Spirit” will use “ Flattery, Intimidation, False Prophecies and form Cliques” to destroy the PLANS and PURPOSES that God has for the Church.  (Rev 2:20)

c) PYTHON SPIRIT- As in Genesis where the “ Snake” came to Eave to deceive her, this “Spirit” will deceive the people by introducing the “ WORLD’S SYSTEMS and BELIEFS to run the Church thereby replacing the MOVE OF THE SPIRIT. The Church will focus on the MATERIAL ASPECT of building rather than the SPIRITUAL ASPECT where the world’s ways of “Ministering” like “ Counselling, Mind Mapping, Group Therapy,  New Age religious activities,  Self Righteousness and Physiology rather than the “WISDOM and KNOWLEDGE of the Holy Spirit. This will lead the Church to operate in the  NATURAL rather than SUPERNATURAL. (Acts 16:16-19) 

All such “Spirits” will be JUDGED by God, Absalom hung from a tree, Jezebel was thrown down from the window and the Snake’s head was crushed so also will those who allow such “Spirits” to use them be dealt with by God.

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WALKING IN AUTHORITY

THE CALL TO GREATNESS-WALKING IN AUTHORITY 

“Speak these things, exhort and rebuke with all AUTHORITY, let no one despise you ( Titus 2:15)).

As a CHRISTIAN we have been given the AUTHORITY OF JESUS, yet so many walk without this authority. The Christian has been given the AUTHORITY OF JESUS so that Satan will never be able to intimidate us. Many Christians are “intimidated” by the devil through fears, doubts, anxiety, weakness and sinfulness, and that is why Christianity has “ lost” it’s appeal and influence. It is time for the Christian to WALK IN THIS AUTHORITY OF JESUS.

All the “Intimidations” by the devil will be broken when we walk in authority. The AUTHORITY of Jesus will KILL the INTIMIDATION of :

a)CHARACTER-Everytime Satan questions our abilities, mindsets, identity weaknesses we must remind ourselves that we have God’s authority in dealing with it.(Ex 3:11)                         

b)MOTIVES– Satan will question our motives in serving God that will bring us doubts, guilt and confusion. Break this by walking in the authority of God (Neh 4:2)                                               

c)QUALIFICATION– Satan will use people to question if we are “ qualified” to serve God. Do we have the necessary degrees, diplomas and doctorate, but the authority of God will qualify us to do his work. (Matt 21: 23)                                                                                                       

d)ZEAL– Lack of God’s authority will dampen your zeal and Satan will use people to always ensure that you are put down through lowering your self esteem. (Neh 4: 2)                                     

e)GRACE: Without the Authority of God, Satan will ensure that the Grace of God in you not there by getting people to condemn you telling you that God is not working in your life, that his Power in not flowing through you. (Neh 4:2)                                                                                

f)HOPE: The enemies of Nehemiah made fun of him so that he and the fellow Jews will lose Hope, this is what Satan will do when the Authority of God is not alive in you.(Neh 4:3)

So as a Christian you must WALK IN THE AUTHORITY OF GOD. When you do this, it will make you:                                                                              

1)MORE THAN A CONQUEROR –Nothing will overcome you (Matt 8:28-30)                                                                                             

2)CHANGE THE SPIRITUAL ATMOSPHERE –You can change the situations.(Matt8:26)                        

3)BE HELD IN HIGH ESTEEM-People will admire you. (Acts 3:10)                                                            

4)PEOPLE WILL LISTEN TO YOU-What you say people will listen to you(Acts 22:2)                               

5)PEOPLE WILL FOLLOW YOU- You will influence people to follow you(Mk 10:28)                              

6)YOU WILL BE A LEADER-People will see authority and be in submission(2Sam2:4)                              

7)HEALING WILL TAKE PLACE-Sickness and disease will be healed at your word(Acts3:6)

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