Where is the warfare?
Sermon note (4th svc in New Creation Church)
(Note taken, is not a direct transcription, sermon by Pastor Lawrence)
Preparation of the heart before preaching in
a service, it is light and easy, yet there is always labor involved. Pastor appreciate pastors all over the world for the labor to preach in service. The sermon is ready and the heart needs to be ready.
Unrest – spiritual attack.
2 Corinthians 10:3-5
For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,
Whatever you are going through, God is not the one who create the valley. Stop blaming yourself. Look from yourself to the Lord. Self-hatred will not help you. Let go. Your past should have an effect on your future.
Our enemy is the devil.
Where is the warfare?
Thoughts of fear and anxiety. The battlefield is in the mind.
Casting down argument. It is your thoughts in your mind. There is where the battlefield is. Whatever thoughts that bring you down into depression will hold you in bondage.
Devil knows wrong believing will lead to wrong living. Right believing will lead to right living.
Power of negative thoughts will hold you down. The weapon of our warfare.
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles (lies, schemes) of the devil.
Be strong in the Lord. The only way to fight lies is to have the truth!
We shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free. Know the truth about God and how much He loves us.
Truth that is not known will not help you
Armour of God. We wear armour to protect us.
The Word of God is a weapon. Is a sword.
For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Every word is living and powerful.
Every statement is God-breathed.
When devil attack your mind, we need to take the Word of God and he will get the point.
When you meditate on your evil thoughts, it will bring you into depression.
All His words are yes and amen!
Be careful of what you meditate. When you meditate on the wrong things, there is a battle in your mind. Thoughts of worries and fear of future hecause the devil wants to bring you down.
We have a hope! A hope not just in the life to come! We have a hope here! God loves us here and now! He cares for our every needs! The Lord is my Shepherd and i shall not be in want. God cares for me! We have a God who cares and provides!
God’s Everlasting Love
What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?
He does not take away, He gives! God is for us, not against us!
When you know God loves you, you have a hope in your life. Jesus is the Way out
Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
Your greatest need is Him!
Look to Him and trust in Him! God is for you! He will turn the victory around for you!
2 Corinthians 10:5
casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,
Obedience of Christ and Obedience TO Christ is different.
For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man’s obedience many will be made righteous.
One man’s obedience, not yours or mine. Is the Lord Jesus Christ! Is His obedience. Is not our obedience thought that is good
No matter how obedience you are, you will not make the mark.
You are the righteousness of God in Christ. This will win the battle in your mind. When you realised there is a walk in Christ, everything will change in life. How we see things will change.
God is no longer against you. You are the righteousness of God in Christ! God is for you!
To be righteous is to be able to stand in the presence of God boldly. We can lay hands on the sick and the sick are healed.
Justifified means to be made righteous.
You are the righteousness of God in Christ. We are new creation. New creation existed only after Christ came.
Superman cannot become superman until he realized he is a superman.
The day we realised who we are in Christ, everything will change.
We are the righteousness of God in Christ, king and priest, royal priesthood
Look away from what we have done and look to what Jesus has done for us. I am the righreousness of God in Christ.
There is no such things as “more righteous”
Your righteousness is Jesus Christ!
You are as righteous as God. Superman stop lying in grave. You need to wake up!
The moment you realised you are superman, all addiction will drop!
A person with sexual addiction since he was 14. He listened to Pastor Prince sermon, confessing he is the righteousness of God in Christ even when he was sinning. He felt it was even worst. Then God asked him why he only confess he is the righteousness of God in Christ only when he is in sin. He started confessing he is the righteousness of God in Christ even before he sin and he is now delivered from sin
He realised who he is in Christ.
When you are awakened of who you truly are, you are in victory! Believe what Jesus has done for us at the cross!
You are the righteousness of God in Christ! Look at Jesus when He was on earth. That is the righteousness of God in Christ. He was the Master of every situation in the world.
As He is, so are we in this world.
Christ has power over sickness and diseases. Believers in Him today, we shall laid hands on the sick and the sick shall be delivered! This is not normal. This is Supernatural
We are children of God.
Fear can come into our hearts. Whatever our fear may be, be established in His righteousness.
In righteousness you shall be established; You shall be far from oppression, for you shall not fear; And from terror, for it shall not come near you.
From terror it shall not come near me! Be established in righteousness
No weapon formed against you shall prosper!
No weapon formed against you shall prosper, And every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, And their righteousness is from Me,” Says the Lord.
Our hope is we are the righteousness of God! Righteousness is like a shield!
Don’t lose hope. Place our trust in the Lord. What is robbing you of your laughters in life? Cast all our cares on Him because He cares for us!
I come against all evil thoughts and sucide is never a way out! Who told you are unloved and uncared for? Jesus loves you! He wants you! He remembers you forever! He inscribed you in His hands!
He wants you to live! He wants you to smile!
God is larger than life! Hold your head up high! Jesus has done great thing!
Cast all your cares to Him for He cares for you!