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Three enemies of our soul and life that sabotage our peace


Deceptive ideas That play to disordered desires  That are normalized in a sinful society 



The devil  Flesh  The world 



 I, Paul, myself entreat you, by the meekness and gentleness of Christ—I who am humble when face to face with you, but bold toward you when I am away!— I beg of you that when I am present I may not have to show boldness with such confidence as I count on showing against some who suspect us of walking according to the flesh. For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ, being ready to punish every disobedience, when your obedience is complete.

1 Corinthians 10:1-5


 By faith Enoch was taken up so that he should not see death, and he was not found, because God had taken him. Now before he was taken he was commended as having pleased God. 

Hebrews 11:5


Do two walk together, unless they have agreed to meet?

Amos 3:3



Ways we walk


In the flesh 

But I, brothers,  could not address you as spiritual people, but as people of the flesh, as infants in Christ. I fed you with milk, not solid food, for you were not ready for it. And even now you are not yet ready, for you are still of the flesh. For while there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not of the flesh and behaving only in a human way? 

1 Corinthians 3:1,2,3




In the Spirit 

 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God's law; indeed, it cannot. Those who are in the flesh cannot please God. 

14 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons

Romans 8:5-8,14



By Faith

for we walk by faith, not by sight.

2 Corinthians 5:7



Proof of walking by the flesh


Impurity-  Fits of Anger

Sensuality  Rivalries 

Idolatry Dissension  

Sorcery Division 

Enmity  Envy

Strife Drunkenness 

Jealousy  Orgies 




Proof of walk in the spirit 

Love 

Joy Patience 

Peace Goodness

Self control Gentleness

Kindness Faithfulness

Peace 




For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh.

2 Corinthians 10:3



Warring the wrong way 

Waging war the wrong way

Warring in the flesh is a fight without a finish

Warring in the flesh is an unnecessary fight

Warring in the flesh will produce recycled resistance and increased tolerance. 



Stronghold - High fortress, castle, a place that has been fortified against an attack 


Stronghold- beliefs or lies that have taken root in our lives that are contrary to truth. These lies are inspired by the devil 




How to defeat and destroy lies that have become strongholds



1.Ask God to show you the lies you have believed 

Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts!  And see if there be any grievous way in me  and lead me in the way everlasting!

Psalms 139:23-24

2. Answer the door

Revelation 3:20


3. Cut off its supply 



3. Use weapons of warfare 

Truth 

Righteousness 

Salvation The word 

Faith 

Your lifestyle 



4.Establish new truth in your belief system