We must have a spiritual battle plan because we have an enemy who is at war with us.
The Battle for our mind. See II Corinthians 2:4, and Romans Chapter 12. Romans 12:1 “Be transformed by the renewing of your mind” If we don’t give Him (the Holy Spirit) control, then there is a battle for control. But we miss the Holy Spirit when we don’t give Him control.
4 Steps to Victory 1. Surrender Yourself to the Lord 2. Identify the source of your temptation Your adversary the devil goes about as a roaring lion. 3. How to Fight This Battle. 4. Acknowledge who your enemy is. 1 John 1:16 “All that is in the world, the Lust of the Flesh, and the Pride of Life.”
Roots of Sin 1. What am I tempted with? 2. How Do I respond? 3. Realize we are under constant assault. 4. Easy to become complacent. 5. We need a watchtower. 6. Strengthen the parts that are weak.
Defensive Weapons 1. How did Jesus reply to the devil? With Scripture! 2.Memorize promises to speak. “It is written… or, This is what the Lord says…”
Prayer and Fasting 1. Prayer: Have other brothers and sisters pray with you about the issue. 2. Fasting: Pursuing God
Handout 1. Make a list of problems and troubles. 2. Start with you and your family. 3. Read Proverbs and Psalms daily. 4.Take the “30 Day Challenge”