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.
CLICK HERE! to listen to sermon now.
– Left Channel is in Tamil (translation)
– Right Channel is in English
(Move the Balance button to the left or right to listen to your desired language)
– இடது சேனல் (மொழிபெயர்ப்பு) தமிழ் உள்ளது
– வலது சேனல் ஆங்கிலத்தில் உள்ளது
(நீங்கள்விரும்பிய மொழி கேட்க இடது அல்லது வலதுஇருப்பு பொத்தானை நகர்த்து)
CLICK HERE! to download sermon notes in PDF format.