WARFARE AND THE BELIVERS VICTORY

 

APRIL 23RD 2017

WARFARE AND THE BELIVERS VICTORY

BY BISHOP ABRAHAM OLALEYE

@bishopolaleye

 

Warfares are spiritual before they manifests in physical challenges of life over which God causes us always to triumph in Christ Jesus. There’s something
we call reality checks, we shall examine a few realities of life and how to respond to them scripturally. When challenges are responded to scripturally,
we receive scriptural victory. Scriptural victory is the victory of Jesus which is permanent.

 

Reality check 1: Job 14:1 everyone born of a woman is of a few days and full of trouble

Reality check 2: Psalm 34: 19 many are the afflictions of the righteous but the lord deliver him out of them all

Reality check 3: Ephesians 6:12 we wrestle not against flesh and blood

 

Challenges and victories cannot but come. Sometimes we ask ourselves why God permits righteous people to go through challenges. This
is because, Satan hates the idea that we are saved. This salvation that we speak about every now and again is so wonderful a blessing from God
the Father through His son Jesus. We really don’t appreciate the fact that we are saved. No matter how much we try to understand, we will not be
able to totally fathom the depth of blessing there is in being saved. I don’t think God himself is in a hurry for us to understand the benefits
our salvation. This is because he knows that by and by we will appreciate it more in eternity. You have to be sure that you are saved.

I am not saved because I am a preacher or my first name is Abraham. I understand that being a Christian is not about material possessions. The life
of a man does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses. We can be saved and also have the good things of life.

 

The purpose of salvation is not primarily to go to heaven. Heaven is a guarantee, but we are saved for a good purpose. Ephesians 2:8-10 salvation is not an end, but a means to an end. John
16:33

1st Peter 4:12 Flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of heaven. Paul had an indebt understanding about spiritual warfare.
Paul understood that the real enemy is Satan. The purpose of warfare is to keep the devil at arm’s length. What is the believer’s
armour?

 

Ephesians 6:13 -20. The test of faith is not sitting, the test of faith is standing. Grace is not a license to sin, grace is the ability not to sin. Grace is God’s divine enablement to be righteous.

 

How to have victory in your battles: Weapon of prayer and the Word

Prayer: The catapult (slingshot), the gun

Word: the stone, the bullet

 

David understood the principle of spiritual warfare. He went against Goliath with a slingshot

He went to the river and picked 5 smooth stones (Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Teachers, and pastor)

As you come to the house of God the word of God washes away every rough edge of attitudes and smoothens you out and you become a potent weapon in the
hands of God. You must have a spiritual bag. When a thought comes you must have an appropriate word to address the situation.

 

What speaks more or has more power in your life? Your culture, your tradition, or the Word of God! Some of us are still ruled by the elements rule
of the universe. Things that have no agreement with the word of God or what Jesus accomplished on the cross. Prayer and scriptural word of God
(New Testament) 1st John 5:18


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