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The Flesh and Warfare

The Flesh and Warfare

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Published by Pat Ruth Holliday
The warfare of the saints is not after the flesh, (2 Cor. 10:3).
WARFARE
JESUS IS OUR WEAPON AGAINST SATAN
Isaiah says, "No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper, and every tongue that shall rise in judgment against thee thou shalt condemn" (Isaiah 54:17). Its defense, Isaiah says, shall be immaterial. "We have a strong city; salvation shall God appoint for walls and bulwarks" (Isaiah 26:1); "thou shalt call thy walls salvation and thy gates praise" Isaiah 60:18). By a different figure it is said, "I will encamp about mine house because of the army" (Zechariah 9:8). As Isaiah says, "The Lord shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory" (Isaiah 60:19); and of Christ, "In that day shall the Branch of the Lord be Beauty and Glory-to the escaped of Israel" (Isa. 4:2).
Matthew 4:1-11
Although Jesus was both the Son of God and the Son of man, Satan‘s notion that he could reach his humanity, he dealt with Him as a human made of flesh and bone, but not as God in the flesh (Col 2:9). However the Holy Ghost came at His baptism to supernaturally empower Him for His life’s work. Also Jesus was without doubt "The Word . . . made flesh" (John 1:14) that He did not hesitate to have an encounter with Satan.
We as believers, however, are not so led by the Spirit to be tempted by Satan. Rather, Satan is an adversary whom Peter compares to "a roaring lion, [who] walketh about, seeking whom he may devour" (1 Peter 5:8). Therefore, Jesus teaches us to pray, "And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil" (Matthew 6:13).
Satan's pride was the basic cause of his downfall from heaven (Luke 10:18). He was not created as a devil but as an angel. He then rebelled against the supremacy of God (Isa 14:12-15; Ezek 28:13-17; 1 Tim 3:6).
Satan’s activity in the world as "the prince of the power of the air" (Ephesians 2:2) is restricted (Job 1:12; Revelation 12:7-12). In each conflict with Jesus he was defeated (Matthew 4:1-11; Luke 11:14-22). Twice Satan said to Jesus, "If thou be the Son of God" (Matthews 4:3, 6); knowing Jesus was the Son of God because he saw Jesus in heaven before his fall.
Satan endeavored to tempt Jesus through His human nature, Perhaps he could reach Him through his flesh, physical comforts or desires. Then convince Christ to use His Godly supernatural power to change stones into bread after his forty-day fast.
Jesus came to show us how to live and survive the attacks of Satan. Isaiah 58:6, “Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?”KJV
However, Jesus would not prove His Godhood. He came to save “That which is lost” human beings — not Satan. Satan's second temptation also involved a miraculous flaunting of supernatural power.
Lastly, Satan offered Him instantaneous rule over all the kingdoms of the world. Satan does have power over the kingdoms of the world given to him by evil men. He even tried to convince Jesus to avoid the cross as the means of our salvation (Matt 16:21-23). Jesus called Peter "Satan" when he suggested such a thing, knowing that "without shedding of blood there is no forgiveness" (Heb 9:22). We likewise must reject Satan's wiles and receive Jesus as our Lord, Savior and Protector.
SIN UNSPEAKABLE DARKNESS IN THE CHURCH
The warfare of the saints is not after the flesh, (2 Cor. 10:3).
WARFARE
JESUS IS OUR WEAPON AGAINST SATAN
Isaiah says, "No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper, and every tongue that shall rise in judgment against thee thou shalt condemn" (Isaiah 54:17). Its defense, Isaiah says, shall be immaterial. "We have a strong city; salvation shall God appoint for walls and bulwarks" (Isaiah 26:1); "thou shalt call thy walls salvation and thy gates praise" Isaiah 60:18). By a different figure it is said, "I will encamp about mine house because of the army" (Zechariah 9:8). As Isaiah says, "The Lord shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory" (Isaiah 60:19); and of Christ, "In that day shall the Branch of the Lord be Beauty and Glory-to the escaped of Israel" (Isa. 4:2).
Matthew 4:1-11
Although Jesus was both the Son of God and the Son of man, Satan‘s notion that he could reach his humanity, he dealt with Him as a human made of flesh and bone, but not as God in the flesh (Col 2:9). However the Holy Ghost came at His baptism to supernaturally empower Him for His life’s work. Also Jesus was without doubt "The Word . . . made flesh" (John 1:14) that He did not hesitate to have an encounter with Satan.
We as believers, however, are not so led by the Spirit to be tempted by Satan. Rather, Satan is an adversary whom Peter compares to "a roaring lion, [who] walketh about, seeking whom he may devour" (1 Peter 5:8). Therefore, Jesus teaches us to pray, "And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil" (Matthew 6:13).
Satan's pride was the basic cause of his downfall from heaven (Luke 10:18). He was not created as a devil but as an angel. He then rebelled against the supremacy of God (Isa 14:12-15; Ezek 28:13-17; 1 Tim 3:6).
Satan’s activity in the world as "the prince of the power of the air" (Ephesians 2:2) is restricted (Job 1:12; Revelation 12:7-12). In each conflict with Jesus he was defeated (Matthew 4:1-11; Luke 11:14-22). Twice Satan said to Jesus, "If thou be the Son of God" (Matthews 4:3, 6); knowing Jesus was the Son of God because he saw Jesus in heaven before his fall.
Satan endeavored to tempt Jesus through His human nature, Perhaps he could reach Him through his flesh, physical comforts or desires. Then convince Christ to use His Godly supernatural power to change stones into bread after his forty-day fast.
Jesus came to show us how to live and survive the attacks of Satan. Isaiah 58:6, “Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?”KJV
However, Jesus would not prove His Godhood. He came to save “That which is lost” human beings — not Satan. Satan's second temptation also involved a miraculous flaunting of supernatural power.
Lastly, Satan offered Him instantaneous rule over all the kingdoms of the world. Satan does have power over the kingdoms of the world given to him by evil men. He even tried to convince Jesus to avoid the cross as the means of our salvation (Matt 16:21-23). Jesus called Peter "Satan" when he suggested such a thing, knowing that "without shedding of blood there is no forgiveness" (Heb 9:22). We likewise must reject Satan's wiles and receive Jesus as our Lord, Savior and Protector.
SIN UNSPEAKABLE DARKNESS IN THE CHURCH

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The Flesh and WarFare
 
FroM his Word! ~ PaT holliday, Ph.d.
November 14, 2009
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CHRISTIAN POWER AND AUTHORITY
The Scripture reveals Him in ‘power and authority,'
"And what isthe exceeding greatness of his power to usward who believe, according to the working of his mightypower, which he wrought in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seet him at His own righthand in the heavenly places,"
(Eph. 1:10).How wonderful! He gives the Believer us His Heavenly power!
 
Pastor Pat Holliday, PhD
 
The warfare of the saints is not after the flesh, (2 Cor. 10:3).WARFAREJESUS IS OUR WEAPON AGAINST SATAN
Isaiah says,
"
No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper, and every tonguethat shall rise in judgment against thee thou shalt condemn" (Isaiah 54:17). Its defense, Isaiahsays, shall be immaterial. "We have a strong city; salvation shall God appoint for walls and bulwarks" (Isaiah 26:1); "thou shalt call thy walls salvation and thy gates praise" Isaiah60:18). By a different figure it is said, "I will encamp about mine house because of the army" (Zechariah 9:8). As Isaiah says, "The Lord shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory" (Isaiah 60:19); and of Christ, "In that day shall the Branch of the Lord be Beauty and Glory-to the escaped of Israel" 
 
(Isa. 4:2).Matthew 4:1-11Although Jesus was both the Son of God and the Son of man, Satan‘s notion that hecould reach his humanity, he dealt with Him as a human made of flesh and bone, but not asGod in the flesh (Col 2:9). However the Holy Ghost came at His baptism to supernaturallyempower Him for His life’s work. Also Jesus was without doubt
"The Word . . . made flesh"
(John 1:14) that He did not hesitate to have an encounter with Satan.We as believers, however, are not so led by the Spirit to be tempted by Satan. Rather,Satan is an adversary whom Peter compares to
"
a roaring lion,
[who]
walketh about, seekingwhom he may devour"
(1 Peter 5:8). Therefore, Jesus teaches us to pray,
"And lead us not intotemptation, but deliver us from evil" 
 
(Matthew 6:13).Satan's pride was the basic cause of his downfall from heaven (Luke 10:18). He was notcreated as a devil but as an angel. He then rebelled against the supremacy of God (Isa 14:12-15;Ezek 28:13-17; 1 Tim 3:6).Satan’s activity in the world as
"the prince of the power of the air" 
(Ephesians 2:2) isrestricted (Job 1:12; Revelation 12:7-12). In each conflict with Jesus he was defeated (Matthew4:1-11; Luke 11:14-22). Twice Satan said to Jesus,
"
If thou be the Son of God" 
 
(Matthews 4:3,6); knowing Jesus was the Son of God because he saw Jesus in heaven before his fall.Satan endeavored to tempt Jesus through His human nature, Perhaps he could reachHim through his flesh, physical comforts or desires. Then convince Christ to use His Godlysupernatural power to change stones into bread after his forty-day fast.
 
Jesus came to show us how to live and survive the attacks of Satan. Isaiah 58:6,
“Is notthis the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavyburdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?”
KJVHowever, Jesus would not prove His Godhood. He came to save
“That which is lost”
human beings — not Satan. Satan's second temptation also involved a miraculous flaunting of supernatural power.Lastly, Satan offered Him instantaneous rule over all the kingdoms of the world. Satandoes have power over the kingdoms of the world given to him by evil men. He even tried toconvince Jesus to avoid the cross as the means of our salvation (Matt 16:21-23). Jesus calledPeter
"Satan" 
when he suggested such a thing, knowing that
"without shedding of blood thereis no forgiveness" 
 (Heb 9:22). We likewise must reject Satan's wiles and receive Jesus as ourLord, Savior and Protector.
SIN UNSPEAKABLE DARKNESS IN THE CHURCH
The Bible speaks clearly, “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thineown understanding. In All thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths,” (Prov. 3:5).Recognizing the truth about oneself paves the way for freedom. Every Christian has afleshly body and God is specific about how He feels about the behavior of the flesh in suchscriptures as: (Gal. 5:17; Rom. 8:7, 8; and Jude 23), which says:
“. . . hating even the garmentspotted by the flesh.”
Our own understanding is corrupt, selfish, self-centered and it doesn’t matter that we’vebeen born again and Christ’s blood applied to our heart.
 
Our reasoning remains untrustworthy!
 
Our human understanding is suspicious, fearful.
 
Our understanding rises with anger, bitterness, fighting, abuse of familymembers, etc.
 
All impure thoughts, vile affections and desires which do not become overtactions are real acts of the inner man.(Phil. 2:12),
“Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presenceonly, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear andtrembling.”
David was a man of God who hated sin with everything in him.
 
“. . . . I hate every false way,”
(Psa. 119:104).

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Man to Man, Richard Halverson wrote: “There are times when tolerance is not a virtue, but weakness. There is certainly no virtue in being tolerant if one holds no convictions, and it is not uncommon for the man who believes nothing, who speaks the most of tolerance, to be the most intolerant of one who really believes something. Jesus’ absolute intolerance of sin and error was in no way inconsist
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The Battle We Fight (2 Cor. 10:5) The believer battles. The Christian lives in confrontation. The faithful fight. No one could miss this in even a superficial reading of God’s Word. We are to fight eternally that outside us opposed to the gospel and to fight internally that within us opposed to the lordship of Christ. We are energetically reminded to “put on the armor of light,” (Rom. 13:12) and
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