Read Ephesians 6:10-18.
Now, let’s get back to the heart of this message, on How to Conquer Temptation.
II. VICTORY OVER TEMPTATION REQUIRES THE USE OF GOD’S SPIRITUAL WEAPONS FOR THE WARFARE.
A. Use the sword of the spirit –
The Word of God against the enemy: the world, the flesh and the devil.
B. Study the Word of God.
2 Tim 2:15, “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”
C. Memorize the Word of God.
Psalm 119:11, “Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.”
D. Use prayer as a weapon.
E. Be familiar with and know Satan’s goals for temptation:
John 10:10, “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”
Satan has come to steal and rob you of your resources.
1. He has come to kill your body.
2. He has come to destroy your relationship with God and with other people: Your Mom and Dad, etc.
TO BE CONCLUDED TOMORROW! DON’T MISS IT!