Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Liberty - Spiritual
Bible Questions Answered:
“....witnessing to him, he seems as if he wants to get saved, but its like he can't or won't ...”
Greg/ Kingstree, South Carolina U.S.A.
Many times those who we witness to, are in real spiritual bondage. Lusts, spiritual darkness, the occult, drugs and or alcoholism, etc.
We are at war today against spiritual forces, and the Apostle Paul says we must be equipped as a soldiers in combat.
Ephesians 6:10-18 NLT (The Whole Armor of God – Seven fold Armor- 6 Defensive – 1 Offensive)
10 A final word: Be strong in The Lord and in His mighty power.
11 Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil.
12 For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.
13 Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm.
14 Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness.
15 For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared.
16 In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil.
17 Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
18 Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.
Proverbs 5:22 NLT
An evil man is held captive by his own sins; they are ropes that catch and hold him.
John 8:34 KJV
Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever comitteth sin is the servant of sin.
Acts 8:23 NLT (Peter to Simon)
for I can see that you are full of bitter jealousy and are held captive by sin.”
Romans 6:16 KJV
Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?
Romans 7:23 KJV
But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.
II Timothy 2:26 NLT
Then they will come to their senses and escape from the devil’s trap. For they have been held captive by him to do whatever he wants.
II Peter 2:17-19 KJV
17 These people are as useless as dried-up springs or as mist blown away by the wind. They are doomed to blackest darkness.
18 They brag about themselves with empty, foolish boasting. With an appeal to twisted sexual desires, they lure back into sin those who have barely escaped from a lifestyle of deception.
19 They promise freedom, but they themselves are slaves of sin and corruption. For you are a slave to whatever controls you.
Isaiah 61:1-3 KJV (Messiah's Work)
1 The Spirit Of The Lord God is upon Me; because The Lord hath anointed Me to preach good tidings unto the meek; He hath sent Me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;
2 To proclaim the acceptable year of The Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;
3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of The Lord, that He might be glorified.
Luke 11:14 NLT
One day Jesus cast out a demon from a man who couldn’t speak, and when the demon was gone, the man began to speak. The crowds were amazed,
John 8:32,36 KJV
32 And ye shall know The Truth, and The Truth shall make you free.
36 If The Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
Romans 7:24,25 NLT
24 Oh, what a miserable person I am! Who will free me from this life that is dominated by sin and death?
25 Thank God! The answer is in Jesus Christ our Lord..."
Romans 8:2 KJV
For the law of The Spirit Of Life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
II Corinthians 3:17 KJV
Now The Lord is that Spirit: and where The Spirit Of The Lord is, there is liberty.
Galatians 5:1 KJV
Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.
Hebrews 9:14 KJV
How much more shall The Blood Of Christ, who through The Eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve The Living God?
When witnessing and praying for others, remember well...
Matthew 17:14-21 KJV
14 And when they were come to the multitude, there came to Him a certain man, kneeling down to Him, and saying,
15 Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatic, and sore vexed: for ofttimes he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water.
16 And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him.
17 Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer (bear with) you? bring him hither to Me.
18 And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour.
19 Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out?
20 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.
21 Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.
Luke 24:49 KJV
And, behold, I send the promise of My Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with Power From On High.
Revelation 12:11 KJV
And they overcame him by The Blood Of The Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
Brothers and Sisters, hear The Word of The Lord...
Isaiah 62:6 KJV
I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night: ye that make mention of The Lord, keep not silence,
Ephesians 6:10 KJV
Finally, my brethren, be strong in The Lord, and in the power of His might.