DEFEATING THE FORCES OF DARKNESS
This is a powerful teaching on how to defeat the powers of darkness in your daily life of wrestling against the principalities of darkness mentioned in the Bible.
POINT 1: Taking the mask off the enemy
POINT 2: Facing the enemy
POINT 3: Discerning and detecting the enemy
A discussion of evil rulers and the battle against evil spirits. Evil spirits look for bodies to work through. So, the Bible warns us to take every thought captive. In this teaching there are many examples, testimonies and more that will help you understand the spiritual battles you face every day in a clearer way. You can walk in more authority and power by understanding the strategies of the devil and whats works effectively in the battle field.
The Holy Spirit is our Comforter and Helper. We have been given permission by the Lord to use His name, power and authority. The devil and those imps will get close to you so you need to know where to draw your strength from. We use weapons that are not of this world to demolish strongholds. Some examples are discussed in this teaching that will be very helpful.
There is Power in the Name of Jesus. We use God's mighty weapons to demolish false arguments and human reasoning. Use God's driving manual, the word of God, to get through life and fight the good fight of faith. Fighting is an active posture. You can't fight and be passive. Follow the manual and your ride through life be be very different.
I share my first encounter with being attacked by a demonized woman in Devon, England at the CrossRhytms Festival in 1996 and what transformed my life in dealing with the forces of evil forever from that point forward. Prior to this experience, I was afraid of the demonic like most people are even though I had been in prison ministry for 25 years at that point. There was just something about the unknown that was uncomfortable for me and most of what I was taught about this area of the Christian experience was not correct.
The Bible says to be like a Soldier, be like an Athlete and a Farmer in 2 Timothy 2:3,4. Then the next verse says think about those descriptions, the Lord will reveal to you what they mean. In this teaching a discussion of each category is highlighted for better clarification and understanding of what the Lord may want us to understand.
There is a war going on so make use of the name of Jesus. It is the ONLY thing that works. THERE IS POWER IN THE NAME OF JESUS! The demons know that name and tremble at the very mention of Jesus, the blood or a remembrance of the Cross of Calvary.
Even though the demons react so responsively to the name of Jesus, the blood and the cross, the Bible reminds us, don't rejoice because evil spirits obey you but REJOICE that your name is written in the Book of Life. Stay focused!
Face the enemy and don't retreat once you have taken the face off the enemy. Put on salvation as your helmet and use the Sword of the spirit and stay alert and be persistent. Your offensive weapon is the Word of God not your human abilities.
Here we have a brief discussion of some of the strategies of the devil as we are attacked by the powers of darkness. Use spiritual disciplines to deal with these attacks. Be aware of the spiritual atmosphere. You can't psychoanalyze a demon! Don't negotiate with demons, command them what to do in Jesus Name.
Some testimonies of the power of God on the mission field are discussed are shared from the Dominican Republic in a few small villages. USE YOUR AUTHORITY IN JESUS NAME!
MATTHEW 10:8 New American Standard Bible "Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. Freely you received, freely give.
King James Bible - Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give..
John 14:12-14, “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father…If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.
My hope is that this teaching will give you a much better understanding of what it means to be engaged is spiritual warfare. Too many believers are complacent in this area of understanding.” Yes, He won the battle and said, "it is finished" but He also sent us into the world with spiritual garments and told us we will wrestle against the principalities of darkness and they fight hard but are no contenders for someone who knows who they are in Christ. I hope this is helpful! Write me.
Rev. Tony Loeffler
President, International Solid Rock, Inc.
This is a teaching on the DUNAMIS power of God.
It includes testimonials regarding the release of Dunamis power on the mission field and in the prison system.
It talks about the amazing characteristics of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords illustrated through the human body.
The GREEK word Dunamis is used 120 times in the New Testament, Loosely, the word refers to “strength, power, or ability.” It is the root word of our English words “dynamite, dynamo and dynamic.”
* 2 Cor 4:7 We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power (Dunamis) is from God, not from ourselves.
* Eph 3:20 Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power (Dunamis) at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.
Psalm 24, the old testament mantra for the temple is discussed leading to a discussion of the doors and gates in our life, which the Bible refers to as the new temple of the living God. "Do you not know your body is the temple of the living God?"
Then it concludes with several powerful decrees for healing of the body and soul based on the promises of the living God.
This recap is well presented by Rev. Tony Loeffler