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SPEAKER: Pastor Charlie Riley
January 1, 2022
1 John 5:4
For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.
For the Lord your God is He who goes with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you.’
1 Cor 15:57
But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”
The Three Enemies of The Believer
1 John 2:15
Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.
The World (Cosmos) Has Three Major Meanings
The People – John 3:16
Created Order – Acts 17:24
An Organized System In Rebellion Against God – 1 John 2
What One Generation Tolerates The Next Generation Embraces The Following Generation Celebrates For Good, And For Evil
An Organized System In Rebellion Against God
With Beliefs and Values Opposing God
Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.
“For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, And do not return there, But water the earth, And make it bring forth and bud, That it may give seed to the sower And bread to the eater, 11 So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me [a]void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
2 Corinthians 10:3-6
For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. 4 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, 5 casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, 6 and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.
Negative Thoughts Will Never Lead To A Positive Life
To Win Against The World We Must Renew Our Mind With God’s Word Daily
16 I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. 17 For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. 19 Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, 20 idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, 21 envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
Make Your Flesh Your Subject, Not Your Friend
The Denying The Body What It Wants Fasting
It Does Not Change God, It Changes Me
Fasting Is Your Spirit Deciding For
Your Body What It Will Receive
Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
1 Peter 5:8
8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.
14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints—
The Word of God Is The Key To Defeating The Enemy
Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and you who dwell in them! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea! For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has a short time.”
And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.