Sulam Ya'aqov Messianic Fellowship (The Fellowship Of Jacob's Ladder) LARGE TITLE
Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Being Overcomers

1. Promises to the Overcomer
2. Lessons from a Parable
3. Overcoming the World
4. Overcoming the Flesh
5. Overcoming the Devil

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1. Promises to the Overcomer

a) Eternal Life in the Paradise of God – Rev. 2: 7

b) No Second Death – Rev. 2: 11

c) Divine Sustenance and a New Name – Rev. 2: 17

d) Authority over the Nations and the Morning Star – Rev. 2: 26-27

e) Garments of Righteousness and Personal Relationship with Yeshua – Rev. 3: 5

f) A Place in the Heavenly Temple (worship) and a New Eternal Identity – Rev. 3: 12

g) A Throne with Yeshua – Rev. 3: 21

2. Lessons from a Parable

The Parable of the Sower and the Soils – Mark 4: 14-20

The Word is sown in our hearts and minds = Verse 14

The Devil – Snatches away the Word – Verse 15

The Flesh – Gives no root for the Word – Verses 16-17

The World – Competing desires for the Word – Verses 18-19

Overcomers – Verse 20
Overcome the lies which the world, the flesh and the devil tell with the truth of God’s Word

Hear the Word – Truth received in heart and mind Eph. 2: 1-3; Col. 1: 13-14

Accept the Word – Truth believed and acted upon – Rom. 12: 2; 1 Cor. 2: 12-16; James 4: 8

Are Fruitful – Truth planted in the good soil of the new life in Yeshua John 15: 4, 8

3. Overcoming the World

The deceits of the world – flatters our soul that it can satisfy
The desires of the world – the all-pervasive ethos of the world (materialism, humanism, liberality and decadence)
The power of the world – no escape from its pressures expressed, for instance, through:

– The pressure of modern life – to conform
– The pressure attacking family life (e.g. work pressure)
– The pressure in social structure – to blind us to sin (e.g. sexuality)

The intoxication of the world (esp. TV) to dull the senses and thinking
The strength of the world – difficult to go against the flow

The god of this World – 2 Cor. 4: 3-4

Yeshua has Already Overcome the World – John 16: 33

In the World, but Not ‘Of It’ – John 17: 16

Don’t Give Up or Give In – Hebrews 12: 1-2

Don’t be fooled by the World – There is Power in the Blood

We are Justified – Romans 5: 8-9

We are Sanctified – Hebrews 13: 12-14

ϖ The Secret – Love of The Father – 1 John 2: 15-16

Recall how much the Father loves you
Recall how much Yeshua loved the Father
Stir up, continually, your love for the Father

4. Overcoming the Flesh

The flesh – the fallen, natural, carnal state in which we are born, or our sinful nature
The flesh  seeks to satisfy its own lusts, expressing itself in our thoughts and actions in ways that oppose the spiritual nature and life of God

The Contrast of Flesh and Spirit – Gal. 5: 19-23

The Flesh opposes The Spirit – Gal. 5: 17

We are Born of The Spirit – Eph. 2: 1-3

We Walk in The Spirit – Gal. 5: 16

We are Freed Slaves – Romans – 6: 22

Don’t be fooled by the Flesh – There is Power in the Blood

We are Cleansed & Forgiven – 1 John 1: 7-9

No Condemnation – Rom. 8: 1-2

We are Not Helpless – 1 Cor. 10: 13

ϖ The Secret – Put to death the ‘old man’ – Galatians 5: 24; Colossians 3: 5-7

When the flesh rises up – refuse to be controlled by it
Recall Yeshua’s answers to temptation
Know scripture and study it so you can defeat the lies of the flesh with the truth (2 Timothy 2: 15)
Recall Yeshua’s promise of help in temptation
Stir up the Spirit of God within you – walk, daily, in the power and life of the Holy Spirit

5. Overcoming the Devil

We are in a battle – the Christian who does not know that has already lost the fight

The god of this world system Rev. 2: 20

– he is wicked 1 John 5: 19
– he is our adversary 1 Peter 5: 8
– he is a deceiver Rev. 12: 9

Our Adversary, Our Armour, Our Attitude Ephesians 6: 10-20

Adversary

People are not the Problem Eph. 6: 12
Our Battle is Spiritual 2 Cor. 10: 3
Our Weapons are not Humanistic 2 Cor. 4: 4-5
Wrestling Eph. 6: 12
Demonic Hierarchies Eph. 6: 12
Don’t be fooled by the Devil
– There is Power in the Blood Rev. 12: 11

Armour

Focus on the Lord Isaiah 60: 12
The Armour of God Ephesians 6: 10

– Provided by God
– Spiritual not Physical
– His Strength not Ours
– Importance of Scripture 2 Timothy 2: 15

Put on the Whole Armour Eph. 6: 11-13

– All of it – no vulnerability
– Defensive armour
– Offensive armour

Attitude

Strong in the Lord – Eph. 6: 10
The Power of His Might – Eph. 6: 10
Watchful & Persevering – Eph. 6: 18
In Unity – Eph. 6: 18
– Unity in Fellowship is important Eph. 4: 1-4
Stand – Withstand – Stand Eph. 6: 11-13
– The victory is already won Col. 2: 15
– By the Blood of the Lamb and the Word of Testimony Rev. 12:11
Two Warnings
– Misuse of Scripture – 1 John 4: 4 relates to discernment not to spiritual warfare
– Attacking & Reviling of Satan – do not do it – Zech. 3:2; Jude 1: 9

ϖ The Secret – James 4: 7-8

– Submit to God
– Resist the Devil

When the enemy attacks – draw near to God – the shelter of His wings
Seek God’s Heart – Understand things from His viewpoint and what is on His heart
When the enemy attacks – resist – in the spirit, in the Lord’s power and might
Stand – Withstand – Stand – even in the ‘evil day’
Recall Yeshua’s battle with Satan in the wilderness – use scripture
Pray always – yourself, with others (battle formation)

The Golden Chain of Salvation Romans 8: 28-30
No fear – Overcomers have a glorious future

John Godfrey

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