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Enemies to Defeat!   

There are many adversaries in the path of a righteous servant of the Lord. The victory goes to the man of God who recognizes his enemies and moves to alienate and defeat them. Here are some to consider:

The Enemy of Ignorance -

 

Hosea 4:1-2Hear the word of the Lord, You children of Israel, For the Lord brings a charge against the inhabitants of the land:

“There is no truth or mercy Or knowledge of God in the land. 2 By swearing and lying, Killing and stealing and committing adultery, They break all restraint, With bloodshed upon bloodshed.”

Hosea 4:6My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being priest for Me; Because you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.”

Hebrews 5:12For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the first principles of the oracles of God; and you have come to need milk and not solid food.”

To Defeat:

Colossians 1:9-10For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; 10 that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God”

2 Timothy 2:15Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”

The Enemy of Un-belief -

John 8:24Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins.””

Hebrews 3:12Beware, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God”

To Defeat:

Romans 10:17So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”

The Enemy of Apathy -

2 Thessalonians 2:10and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved.”

To Defeat:

1 John 5:3For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome.”

The Enemy of Sin -

Hebrews 12:1Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us”

To Defeat:

Hebrews 12:2 looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”


Remember:

2 Corinthians 10:4-5For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, 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”

Ephesians 6:11Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.”