Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
2007 Arizona Conference, Part 5.
Sunday, January 14, 2007
Robert R. McLaughlin
January 14, 2007
1JO 5:19 We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.
REV 12:9 Satan deceives the whole world;
MAT 10:16 “Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; therefore be shrewd as serpents, and innocent as doves.”
Our warfare in the spiritual life is neither physical nor fleshly; it is spiritual and therefore in the mentality of our soul.
“The weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh” = our weapons are not based upon a system of human viewpoint like defense mechanisms.
“Fortresses” – ochuromaton [hapax legomena] – arguments and reasonings one uses to defend themselves – “fortresses” = a perfect description of self-justification and defense mechanisms.
The factor that motivates, empowers, and strengthens a believer is his mental attitude or thought pattern!
The believer with doctrine in the right lobe has divine viewpoint on the launching pad ready for application in order to assault any defense system in this intensified stage of the angelic conflict.
“Every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, or every obstacle of arrogance against the knowledge of God” – epairo = to elevate, to assault, and to attack.
You are to take the thoughts captive or as a prisoner because you are not to share these thoughts with others or allow these thoughts the freedom to go elsewhere.
ISA 1:5-6 The whole head is sick, And the whole heart is faint. From the sole of the foot even to the head There is nothing sound in it,
Speculations – accusative masculine plural – logismos = thoughts and reasons; it can also mean excuses.
People use thoughts to justify their wrong doings, and speech to conceal their thoughts.
You can only capture erroneous thinking and supersede it with correct thinking by metabolizing Bible doctrine.
“All warfare is based on deception. Therefore when capable, feign incapacity, when active, inactivity. When near make it appear that you are far away, when far away, that you are near.”
2CO 2:11 in order that no advantage be taken of us by Satan; for we are not ignorant of his schemes.
“Offer the enemy a bait to lure him; feign disorder and strike him.”
LUK 4:6 And the devil said to Him, “I will give You all this domain and its glory; for it has been handed over to me, and I give it to whomever I wish.”
“When he concentrates, prepare against him; when he is strong, avoid him.”
1PE 5:9 But resist him, by being firm in your doctrine, knowing that the same experiences of suffering are being accomplished by your brethren who are in the world.
JAM 4:7 Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
“Anger his general and confuse him.”
“Pretend inferiority and encourage his arrogance.”
“Keep him under a strain and wear him down.”
DAN 7:25 And he will speak out against the Most High and wear down the saints of the Highest One,
When he is united divide him.
“Attack where he is unprepared, sally out [erupt or bust out] when he does not expect you. These are the strategist’s keys to victory.”