17 September 2017 - Put on the Whole Armor of God to Stand on Victory Ground - Pastor Joseph Prince Sermon Notes Online - New Creation Church Sermon Notes Online
If you want to be liberated from the demonic spirit of heaviness, one of the best ways is to worship and praise God.
“To console those who mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified.”” (Isaiah 61:3 NKJV)
If somebody has wronged you, forgive the person for your own good. You were designed to operate by love, not by hatred or bitterness.
Ephesians 6:11-18 - Demons can manifest as spirits of infirmity and cause sickness.
The woman who was bent over for 18 years had a spirit of infirmity and she was healed by Jesus.
It's not always necessary to call out the demon by name in order to cast it out.
We stand because we are on victory ground. We pray from victory, not for victory.
A prayer made from desperation will not work. Pray knowing that God loves you.
The epistle to the Ephesians is divided into three parts: Wealth (rest, sit), Walk, Warfare (stand).
The devil wants to move you from the victory ground, but you must continue to stand on it.
All the part of the Armor of God represent doctrinal truths in the Gospel, not of the Old Covenant.
These are objective truths, not subjective truths.
If you have wrong believing in any area of these, that's where the devil will attack you.
Truth (as a belt): To hold your outfit together and to keep your weapons in.
Breastplate of Righteousness: Your inward man must be protected by knowing that you are the righteousness of God in Christ.
Gospel of Peace (as shoes): You will stand on firm footing when you have the gospel of peace.
Shield of Faith: Rely on believing in God for your justification rather than on your own obedience.
Helmet of Salvation: This helmet must be received.
Verse 18 if translated correctly like in Young's Living Translation should begin with the word "through" (in Greek: "dia").
We receive the helmet of salvation and sword of the spirit by the means of praying in tongues.
“Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints—” (Ephesians 6:11-18 NKJV)