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Why are you here?

To serve God… To help those who look for God… To share His love and His
words to those who seek them... These are all about others…
Through our service, God shows us that it is time for us to realize in our lives
the reality that in this world, we are part of a power struggle…
Situations In The World Today

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Unhappiness

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Chaos

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Unproductiveness

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NO UNITY

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NO ORDER

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There are 2 kingdoms
opposed to each other

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We are now standing in the face
of the greatest historical
confrontation humanity has
gone through.
I do not think that... wide circles
of the Christian community
realize this fully. We are now
facing the final
confrontation between the
Church and the anti-Church,
of the Gospel versus the anti-
Gospel” .
“Christian life
is a constant battle against
evil, just as Jesus during his
life had to struggle against
the devil and his many
temptations… The devil
tempted Jesus many times
and Jesus experienced
temptation and persecution
throughout his lifetime. And
he warned that whoever
wants to follow Jesus must be
aware of this reality. “
GOD is rescuing us thru
His son, JESUS CHRIST
WHO IS SATAN?

Satan does not stand still when his


dominion and his power over people
are threatened

He undertakes defensive action


But most importantly, he undertakes
offensive actions to those who oppose
him
5 BC

If you know the enemy and know yourself, your victory will
not stand in doubt… He will win whose army is animated by
the same spirit throughout all its ranks… The greatest victory
is that which requires no battle…
All people are born into this
battle for the hearts, minds,
& souls of men
People who are instruments for
other men's redemption are a
direct threat to Satan
Evangelism is the
announcement, proclamation, and
preaching of the gospel, the good
news of and about Jesus Christ

That Christ died for our sins


according to the Scriptures, that he
was buried, that he was raised on
the third day
Evangelism is spiritual warfare

Against the rulers, authorities,


powers of the dark world and
the spiritual forces of evil
(Ephesians 6:12)
The Spiritual Warfare

WHO IS SATAN?
WHO IS SATAN?

Invisible but real


Chief of the fallen spirits
Called devil, accuser, adversary, enemy of
God
Beelzebub – ‘Prince of the demons’
Belial
Deceiver of the whole world
The evil one
The father of lies
Spiritual Weapons

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Spiritual Weapons

Commitment to Christ’s Cause


Being righteous and pure in our desire to let
others know of God’s love and will

Being zealous, passionate & enthusiastic


about our call
Spiritual Weapons

Singlemindedness to our Purpose


Being focus on the service at hand

Being perseverant in our service


Spiritual Weapons

The Word of God


Being diligent, careful &
conscientious in using God’s
word
Spiritual Weapons

Spiritual Gifts
Wisdom & Knowledge
To share our past hurts & pains to others

Healing
To cease past pain & hurts

Discernment
To be mindful of our decisions & actions towards
people & situations
Spiritual Weapons

Spiritual Gifts
Faith
To know that there is hope & peace for all those
who seek answers from God

Miracles
To believe that we can turn new leaves through
our service

Tongues & Praise


Our Protection

THE ARMOR OF GOD


The Armor of God

How do I “put on” God’s Armor?


By knowing and trusting each part of the armor
The Armor of God

1st Piece
Belt of Truth
Protection against lies and
errors
Satan will make us doubt &
think we are too sinful
Rest on the truth that God loves
us and He will provide
He will not give us a service or
put us in a situation that we
cannot handle
“I am the WAY, TRUTH and LIFE..” John 14:6
The Armor of God

2nd Piece
Breastplate of Righteousness
Protection against evil thoughts &
sinful desires
If Satan does not succeed by lies,
he will try bombarding our minds
with evil thoughts
Resist these temptations
Temptations are not sin unless
entertained

"Blessed are they which do hunger & thirst for righteousness: for they shall be
filled.” Matt. 5:6
The Armor of God

3rd Piece
Sandals of Peace
Protection against an easy &
lazy life
If Satan cannot disturb us, he
will try to make us
comfortable & cozy so that we
will not disturb him
We need leave our comfort
zones & go out after Satan's
captives

“For He (Christ) is our peace. . .” Ephesians 2:14-15)


The Armor of God

4th Piece
Shield of Faith
Protection against unbelief
Doubts assail us
Fear of failure can cripple
our action
The nagging question is:
Can I do it?
We need to have faith that
this is God's work

“I am crucified w/ Christ... & the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God...” Gal. 2:20
The Armor of God

5th Piece
Helmet of Salvation
Protection against physical &
spiritual ailments
Satan will try to make you sick
He will create
misunderstanding in your
families
But we have God's protection

“Neither is there salvation in any other...” Acts 4:12


The Armor of God

6th Piece
Sword of the Spirit
Protection against spiritual
deception & accusations
The Word of God is the Sword
of the Spirit
Both a weapon & protection
Read the daily Scriptures &
the recommended books

“...the Word became flesh & dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory...” John 1:14
The Armor of God

7th Piece
Prayer
Prayer is talking to the
Divine Sovereign God who
hears & answers all our
prayers, according to His
will
Pray at every opportunity
Undertake fasting

“Pray without ceasing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:17


The Armor of God

Prayers should be done as much as


possible together as a family or as a
community

“When people say the Rosary


together, it is far more formidable to
the devil than one said privately
because in this public prayer it is an
army that is attacking him”
- St. Louis de Montfort
The Armor of God

Prayer
is essential
Two More Things
Devotion to Angels
especially to one’s guardian angel
is a very powerful aid in spiritual warfare
that many tend to downplay

Having a devotion means not only


having a public and personal
relationship with them but also trying to
imitate their angelic virtues in order
to venerate them
Devotion to one’s Patron Saint
“The saint whose name you bear is
already assigned you from your
Baptism” - St. Francis de Sales

Getting to know more about him,


praying to him, making him a model for
one’s life and often calling upon him for
aid is a very powerful help in growing
in holiness
Finally…

Acknowledge Satan and his power

Acknowledge that thru the Holy Spirit, you


have the power & authority over Satan

Acknowledge that there will be difficulties


along the way

Acknowledge that this is a won victory


All people are
part of this battle
Are you with Him…
or against Him?
We have a
great

GOD

22 July 2017
THANK YOU
and 
MAY GOD be
PRAISED!
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