Texts: Esther 4:14-16; Matthew 4:1-11;11 Cor. 10:4,5
By Elder James W. Parroott, Jr.
Copyright(C)2012.James Parrott.Treasure The Moment Ministries. All Rights Reserved.
"Standing and State of Believers".
Saints of God must no when a spritual problem is of the Devil, or when it involves common sense,
and when it involves knowlege(authority). This is called cause and effect of spiritual warfare, because the causes may be
one of these categories, but the effects will be spiritual. The Children of Israel were in this captivity and facing holocaust,
but God needed not a prophet priest in this situation, but a principality(Queen Esther).
1. Three Areas of Spiritual Warfare--Matt. 4:1-11
A. Cause--Flesh--Matt. 4:1-4
B. Causes--Mental Intellectual--Matt. 4:5-7
Challenging knowedge of the Word of God
C. Causes---Spiritual---Matt. 4:8-11
Demanding of worship for favors
11. Strategy of The Devil Which Are Causes(Root Strongmen
That Always End Up Having Spiritual Consequences, But
Its Beginnings are Not Always Spiritual.
A. Curiosity(Gen. 3:1:5;)---Flesh--Adam-Eve
B. Ambition(Luke 10:17-21)---70 Disciples
C. Desires(1 John2:15;Psa.27:4;11 Tim.4:10--Demas
111. Knowing How To Fight(11 Cor. 4:1);Co. 3:1-5)
A. Fleshly Curious Nature--Common Sense/Nature
1. 1 Cor. 7:6;1 Cor. 11:14---The Will of God(Rom. 12:1-2)
1 Cor. 4:4,5;1 Cor. 10:23
B. Ambition Anointing Nature---God's Word and His Power
1. 1 John 4:1-6; Hos.4:6
C. Desires Authority Nature--The Love of God But Also
1. 1 Cor. 2:9,10; Acts 22:25-28;Esther 4:14-16
2. Deep Relationship with God but also having
Authority(Academic Knowledge andScientific
Knowledge, Legal Knowledge, Political Economic
Positions of Power)
CONCLUSION: The Apostle lets us to know our warfare deals with the Flesh(Rom. 7:,5-7, 14, 18;Mind(Rom.7:23; the Spirit(Rom.
7:6;11 Cor. 10:4,5). God created Evil(Isa. 45:6,7;James 1:12-15), but he did not create sin(1 John 3:4;Rom. 6:1-6). You can
eat an apple, but not the leaves.The Fruit of a plant can be poisonous or by a doctor used as medicine, but its not for you
to use. This is why spiritual warfare the WHY,WHEN, WHERE,HOW is very necessary lest we make a shipwreck and mockery(1 Tim
1:19;11 Tim 2:15).