7th Oct 2012 – On Sunday, Geenu and I, attended City Harvest Church at Singapore Expo Hall 1. The service started at 10 am with beautiful praise and worship. Later Pastor Kong gave sermon on Spiritual Warfare. He started with John 14:30
30 I will no longer talk much with you, for the ruler of this world is coming, and he has nothing in Me.
15 Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it.
7 Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
12 Then he said to me, “Do not fear, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand, and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard; and I have come because of your words. 13 But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty-one days; and behold, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I had been left alone there with the kings of Persia.
From Daniel 10: 12-13, we understand that angels ride on the wings of prayer. From the Bible, we understand there are 3 main archangels: Michael, Gabriel, Lucifer who became Satan.
In 2 Corinthians 10:3-5, we read
3 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,
There are 3 stages in a man’s life before he becomes possessed by evil. It starts with obsession, then oppression and finally possession. Satan is also known as a deceiver, tempter and accuser.
There are 3 major armor God has given every believer
1 Word of God
2 Name of Jesus. In Mark 16:17-8, we read
17 And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; 18 they[a] will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”
In John 14:14, we read, 14 If you ask[a] anything in My name, I will do it.
In John 16:24, we read 24 Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.
We are granted the Power of Attorney by our Lord Jesus.
3 Blood of Jesus
Through the Blood, we are
- Forgiven. Ephesians 1:7 7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
- Made Righteous. Revelation 5:9 – 9 And they sang a new song, saying:“You are worthy to take the scroll, And to open its seals;For You were slain, And have redeemed us to God by Your blood Out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation,
- Sanctified, made holy, set apart. Hebrews 13:12 12 Therefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people with His own blood, suffered outside the gate.
- Temple of Holy Spirit – 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, 19 Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? 20 For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body[a] and in your spirit, which are God’s.
Later, Pastor Kong spoke about importance of believing and speaking out through Prayer, Praise, Profession and Prophecy. He mentioned God’s Word in your mouth is as powerful as God’s Word in His Mouth. After sermon, Pastor Kong led people into prayer followed by beautiful praise and worship. The service ended around 12:45 noon. We then went to Changi Point and had Indian lunch from the food court there. Later we left for Malayalam fellowship and had excellent time there. Alleluia !!