The Enemies Tactics and God’s Triumph

The Enemy’s Tactics and our Triumphs.

This week we will be revisiting the sermon preached over the weekend by George Gourlay on “The Enemy’s Tactics and our triumphs”, as we feel it is important to be reminded of what God is saying to us as a family.

Nehemiah 6:2, 9 (NIV) – “But they were scheming to harm me; … But I prayed, “Now strengthen my hands.”

What am I trying to build?
– If we are building to advance the Kingdom of God in our marriage, family, workplace, in every area of life, there will be opposition. 1 Corinthians 16:9
– Put on the armour of God to take a stand against his onslaught – Ephesians 6:11

The enemy took notice of Nehemiah!
– The Enemy will cross your borders.
– John 10:10 – The enemy wants to steal what Jesus came to give us.
– He has no authority, but beware – he will visit every area of your life

The enemy will always look for a door.
Neh. 6:1 – Beware! The enemy looks for a door, 1 Peter 5:8

The enemy is continually sending messages
– Neh. 6:3-5 The enemy wants to distract our focus on the Kingdom of God
– The enemy sends thoughts of blame, shame, doubt, comparison, ect
– Be sensitive to discern whose voice you are listening to

The enemy is persistent
– Neh. 6:6:3-6 – Be alert and aware every day – he enemy comes over and over
– Be empowered in God’s grace to rise up in faith, stay focused and say ‘no!’

The enemy is a deceiver
– Deceive = to accept as true that which is false.
– John 8:44; 2 Corinthians 11:14

The enemy’s primary weapon is fear
– Neh. 6:9 – “If I feel fear, the enemy has my ear”. Fear drives us to consult with the enemy. Genesis 3:9
– Fear makes us stop the work of advancing the Kingdom of God

The enemy has no reply to the truth
– Neh. 6:8 – Nehemiah called the lie a lie. He stayed focus, unmoved!
– 2 Corinthians 10:4 – We have the authority to demolish very stronghold

Reflection
Declare over yourself: In Christ, “I am strong enough to rise up, to build and to establish the Kingdom of God in every area of my life!
I am strong enough to stand up against any tactics of the enemy and triumph!”