CALL TO ARMS – CH 9 ANSWERS

Posted: January 11, 2014 in Bible Truths, Demons, Fallen Angels, GOD, Jesus Christ, Paranormal, Warfare

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TACTICAL MANEUVERS

1. In this lesson you learned of the importance of the Word of God in spiritual warfare.
This will offer two courses that will increase your ability to know and use the Word of God. Write for information on “Creative Bible Study Methods” and “Basic Bible Survey.”
2. In this lesson you learned that Jesus came to destroy the works of Satan. Read more about the purposes of Jesus in the following verses: Luke 4:18-19; 4:43; 19:10; 24:46-49; John 6:38; 9:4; 12:46; 18:37. Read the statement of God’s purpose as it relates to Jesus: John 3:16-18; Ephesians 1:9-10.
3. Jesus had many encounters with evil spirits. But evil spirits and temptation by Satan were not the only battles Jesus fought. Satan also used men who were close to Jesus to war against Him:

Peter:
Simon Peter was one of the twelve disciples chosen by Jesus, yet at times Peter was used by Satan to war against Jesus. When Jesus had revealed His forthcoming death, Peter began to rebuke Him for saying such things (Mark 8:32). Jesus said to Peter…

…Get thee behind me, Satan; for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but the things that be of men. (Mark 8:33)

Jesus did not mean Peter was actually Satan, rather that Peter was being used by Satan at that particular moment.
One of the chief strategies of Satan is to use those close to you to try to keep you from doing God’s will. As Jesus, you must put their persuasions behind you. Is Satan using someone close to you to try to keep you from doing God’s will?
At a later time, when Peter pledged loyalty to the Lord, Jesus said to him:

…Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat;
But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren. (Luke 22:31-32)

Jesus knew that when the time of crucifixion drew near Peter would deny Him. He saw how the enemy desired to sift everything good out of Peter’s life. But Jesus also could see the great potential in Peter. He realized that someday he would emerge as a great leader of the early church.

Judas:
Judas was one of the original twelve disciples chosen by Jesus. Jesus knew from the beginning how the enemy would use this man:

Jesus answered them, Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil?
He spake of Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon; for he it was that should betray Him, being one of the twelve. (John 6:70-71)

Read of Jesus’ betrayal by Judas in Matthew 26:20-25 and John 13:21-30. Has Satan used close associates to betray and wound you? As Jesus, you cannot let that deter you from the purpose God has set for you.
4. Read Malachi 1:13. The prophet reports that in his time some were so bored with their religious observances that they said, “Behold, what a weariness.” Perhaps these people never had learned how to worship?
Study more about worship: Psalms 5:7; 22:27; 29:2; 45:11; 66:4; 86:9; 95:6; 96:9 97:7; 99:5,9; Exodus 34:14; I Chronicles 16:29; Matthew 15:9; Mark 7:7; John 4:23-24; Philippians 3:3.
The Course entitled “Mobilization Methodologies” contains further instruction on the subject of worship.
5. Study more about praise in the book of Psalms. Mark the word “praise” every time it occurs in Psalms then go back and study all the verses you have marked.
6. Here are some more facts about prayer:

Answers to prayer are granted:
Immediately at times: Isaiah 65:24; Daniel 9:21-23
Delayed at times: Luke 18:7
At times, different from our desires: II Corinthians 12:8-9
Beyond our expectations: Jeremiah 33:3; Ephesians 3:20

Different postures may be used in prayer:
Standing: I Kings 8:22; Mark 11:25
Bowing down: Psalms 95:6
Kneeling: II Chronicles 6:13; Psalms 95:6; Luke 22:41; Acts 20:36
Falling on the face: Numbers 16:22; Joshua 5:14; I Chronicles 21:16; Matthew 26:39
Spreading forth the hands: Isaiah 1:15; II Chronicles 6:13
Lifting up the hands: Psalms 28:2; Lamentations 2:19; I Timothy 2:8

Common problems you will need to overcome in order to pray:
Lack of time
Distractions
Tiredness
Lack of desire

Organizing The Prayer Forces:
Prayer is one of the most powerful weapons of spiritual warfare. The New Testament reveals the following structure for organizing prayer forces to wage warfare more effectively:
Personal prayer: Prayer is to be made on an individual basis in private: Matthew 6:6
Two praying together: Praying of two together is the smallest unit of corporate prayer: Matthew 18:19
Small groups: Small group cells consist of more than two individuals joining together in prayer. There is great power when two or three people join together for this purpose: Matthew 18:20
Total congregational prayer: The entire church should join together in times of corporate prayer: Acts 1:14-15

Prayer Promises:
Study the following promises regarding prayer. They reveal the great power of this weapon in spiritual warfare:
• The Father knows what you need even before you ask: Matthew 6:8
• If any two agree in prayer, it will be answered: Matthew 18:19
• All things are possible with God: Matthew 19:26; Luke 18:27
• Prayer combined with faith is effective: Matthew 21:22; Mark 11:24
• The effectual fervent prayer of the righteous availeth much: James 5:16
• If you ask in the name of Jesus, it will be done: John 14:14
7. Study further on fasting:
• Fasting is one of the things that approves us as ministers of God: II Corinthians 6:3-10
• Prayer with fasting was used in organizing the Church: Acts 14:23
• We are to “give ourselves” to fasting: I Corinthians 7:5
8. Jesus said you would have power to tread on “serpents and scorpions.” In Chapter Five you studied the natural and spiritual parallels of a serpent. Here are some facts about scorpions that can be applied spiritually:
Scorpions avoid others. A scorpion will fight to the death. It will seize its prey, crush it, and then inject deadly poison from its stinger. If you are stung by a scorpion, you may experience pain, speech difficulties, restlessness, weakness, and numbness.
Scorpions live in dark places and die when exposed to the heat (light). First the scorpion will try to escape, then it begins to strike frantically with its tail. In the natural world, army ants are the main enemy of the scorpion.
Can you apply these truths spiritually as we did with the facts about snakes in Chapter Five?

answers

ANSWERS: CHAPTER NINE:
1. He that committeth sin is of the Devil; for the Devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the Devil. (I John 3:8)
2. See the discussion on this subject in Chapter Nine.
3. To destroy the works of the Devil.
4. The Word of God, power and authority, prayer, fasting, keys to the kingdom, and the name of Jesus.

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