Trojan Horses, Part 1

Pastor Anthony launches our Trojan Horses series looking specifically at things surrounding spiritual warfare, demons, spirits and angels, spiritual gurus, the prosperity gospel, “christian” cults, and other deceptive things.

 

We Have x3 Enemies

1. The Enemy (Satan and His forces)

Ephesians 6:12

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.

2. The World

Ephesians 2:1-2

And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience—

3. Our Flesh

Ephesians 2:3

among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind.

 

What Christ Has Accomplished 

1. Victory Over Satan & His Forces (rulers and authorities)

Colossians 2:15

He disarmed the rulers and authorities and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them in him.

2. Victory Over The World

John 16:33

I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

3. Victory Over Sin and Death

1 Corinthians 15:54-57

When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.” “O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?” The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

4. Victory Over Hell

Revelation 1:18

and the living one. I died, and behold I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of Death and Hades.

 

Who We Are in Christ

1. Forgiven- Righteous Without Condemnation

Romans 8:1

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

2. We Have A Relationship With God – Sons & Daughters of God

Romans 8:14-17

For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.

3. A New Creation

2 Corinthians 5:7

for we walk by faith, not by sight.

4. We Have Overcome The World

1 John 5:4-5

For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world except the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?

5. Free

Romans 8:2

For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.

6. We Have Everlasting Life

Romans 6:23

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

7. We Have The Power of The Spirit Dwelling In Us

Greater Is He Who Is In Us

1 John 4:4

Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

No Weapon Formed Against Us Shall Prosper

More Than A Conqueror  – Who Can Be Against Us?

Romans 8:31

What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

Romans 8:37

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.

8. We Have Authority Over The Enemy

Luke 10:19

Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you.

9. We Are Secure In Christ

John 10:27-30

My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. I and the Father are one.”

10. We Have No Fear In Christ

1 John 4:18

There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.

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