HOW TO DEAL WITH INTERNAL ENEMIES......And have Victory always!

   Spiritual War!



Dealing with the Enemy within!
To overcome the old nature we must be led by the Spirit, not the flesh - Rom. 8:6-8 
If we obey the voice of God and obey it, we are led by the Spirit
If we walk by the Spirit, we will not fulfil the lust of the flesh
If we are led by Spirit, we will fulfil love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, and self-control. - Gal 5:22-23


Introduction:

What is internal enemy?

It is a known fact that the Spirit of God and that of Satan try to win the thoughts of a man.  The thoughts of a man are motivated by the forces of good and bad. The good and godly thoughts are from the Lord, while the devil controls all the contrary thoughts and imaginations.

 

The internal enemy of man is the sinful thoughts and other contrary imaginations that seek to control a person’s life.  This strong force inside of a man from birth is called the ‘old man’ inherited from parents.  Without Christ, most people will just do what the spirit asks them to do, whether good or bad, but after receiving Jesus Christ, the Spirit of the Lord enters into the heart to dwell. 

 

After your salvation, there will be constant conflicts between the forces of good and bad living inside the person, in a bid to control the person and his or her actions.  That is why the bible says you are the servant of who you obey.  If you obey the voice of Satan, the person becomes his servant.  If you obey the voice of the Lord, you become a child and servant of God.

 

After salvation, the two natures are at war with each other, so we must make a choice!  We either allow the Holy Spirit to guide our new life, or we continue in the old ways.  Your heart becomes the battleground and your ears must resist the voice of the enemy. 

 

That is why you should know who you are in Christ.  In Deut 7:4, the bible says God chose Israel to be a special people unto Him above all the people that are upon the earth – That who you are after receiving Christ, so you should know you’re special, and cannot behave like others.

 

SUNDRY SPIRIT THAT ALSO SEEK TO DOMINATE PEOPLE

 

There are many spirits waiting for people to misbehave, so they can possess them.  These spirits wait in the gap for men seeking pleasure, entertainment etc.  Some of the spirits enter people through their eyes, as they watch evil videos. Drink alcohol, engage in adultery, even as they look at pictures etc. 


The spirit of women, masturbation can possess a man through his eye as he watches an evil video, Or when he is looking at strange pictures of women.   Going to the wrong places can expose a person to the influence of different spirits that control such places. 


Whenever such wicked spirits enter a person’s life, they seek to occupy and live in the person’s body.  Prominent among these spirits include:


The spirit of Women  

When the spirit of a woman is controlling a man, you will notice that man will be thinking about women and sex all the time, his heart will not be pure and it will be hard for him to live holy. That person needs deliverance to be free!

 

The spirit of a woman is the spirit of lust.  When it is controlling a man, such a man can hardly please the Lord, no matter his position in the church.  Spirit of lust must be dealt with immediately otherwise, it will deal with the person

1.       The spirit of Lust

2.       The spirit of Masturbation

3.       The spirit of Poverty

4.       The spirit of fornication and adultery

5.       The spirit of Men

6.       The spirit of Greed and covetousness

7.       The spirit of Laziness and Poverty

8.       The spirit of death

9.       The spirit of suicide

10.   The spirit of uncleanness, lasciviousness

 

The spirits are so stubborn that the bible said in Matthew 12:43-45 that  “When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none. Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out.  It takes a lot of prayer and faith al battle to send these spirits out of the life of their victim. 


The spirits put fear into the heart of many people, especially when they needed to have strong faith and look unto God for deliverance.  They make people to lose hope in life and think of taking their own life.  The voice is always from the inside.  This is why the scriptures and deliverance are the solutions to people having suicidal thoughts.  Give them the word of God and cast the demon away from them.

 

HOW TO OVERCOME THE INTERNAL ENEMY – ‘The Flesh’

There is confusion and constant worry in the life of people under the influence of contrary spirits until those spirits are expelled.  There is an intense spiritual battle for the control of that soul by the Spirit of God and the spirit of the devil.  The devil represented by the Flesh is interested in enjoyment, smoking and drinking and all immorality, but the Spirit of the Lord is interested in moulding the man after righteousness, to please the Lord.

 

The two spirits are contrary to each - one is light and the other darkness.  The man must be sensitive of the voice he hears and acts upon.  If he hears the voice of the flesh, asking him to smoke, drink, go clubbing and enjoy himself, that is the spirit that will control him and soon, he would forget about God.

 

But if the person listens to the voice of God and continually amends his way as the Holy Spirit will prompt him, soon his life, behaviour, belief and conducts will change for the better.  When this happens, the Flesh will be reduced in size and significance. 

 

1. The flesh is interested in everything that glorifies the devil and put the man in spiritual bondage like carnal entertainment, pleasure, drinking, dancing and frolicking around. The flesh wants to be known, recognized and respected.  The flesh is full of pride, arrogance, greed, covetousness etc.  You have to say no to the Lust of the Flesh, the Lust of the Eye and the pride of life.

 

2. The devil will come around you and whisper some words or ideas into your ears, which is not scriptural, and if that idea is not rejected and expelled, then Satan will continue to press the person’s heart with the idea.  Soon, the person will begin to meditate on the idea as well as how to execute it.  Whether the idea is to commit stealing or adultery, the devil uses the same method to sow his evil seed into the heart of men.  You have to resist the idea and expel it from your heart immediately, and never meditate on it.

 

3. One of the greatest keys to overcoming the flesh or internal enemy is to keep your heart pure.  A pure is one that will reject any word or advice that is contrary to the word of God.  A pure heart cannot meditate on evil, or imagine it.  You have to make the word of God your food everyday, meditating and doing it.

4. The enemy within is more destructive than external enemies (e.g witches, occultist etc). One evil thought that the enemy slips into the heart of a man is capable of destroying that man and if not contained or stopped.

 

Conclusion:


To win the internal battle that is ongoing, you must feed your spirit man daily with the Word of God, meditate on it and do what the word says.  The scriptures are the food of the Spirit-man.  As you eat daily, remember to feed your Spirit man daily also, so you can grow in the Lord and become born again by the Word, as the bible recommended.

That lifestyle will make you strong and able to resist the temptations of the devil and reject sin.  This message is to let people understand why there is a conflict of opinions and behaviours many times.  It is to make people aware of the forces at play in their own lives and the demands each of them makes.  

Let us live a life that is pleasing to God and internal enemies will willingly go away.  If our life can attract the presence of God, both internal and external enemies will not see space in our lives to hide.



FIRE...

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