Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
Doctrine of Enemyship, Part 7. To subdue and capture the enemy without fighting is the supreme victory of angelic enemies.
Wednesday, December 20, 2000
Point 3. The Importance of Understanding Angelic Enmity.
Turn to PHI 2:1
The best policy is to take the enemy intact.
To subdue and capture the enemy without fighting is the supreme victory and the ultimate of skill.
We must know when to fight and when not to, meaning when to be on the offensive and when to be on the defensive, EPH 6:11-13.
We must know our real enemy, EPH 6:12, and understand how they war against our soul and how we are to stand against them.
JAM 4:7 “Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.”
1PE 5:9 “But resist the devil by being firm in your doctrine.”
We must know the value of unity and oneness because the one whose ranks are united in purpose will be victorious.
EPH 4:2-3, “with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing forbearance to one another in love, being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.”
We must know the importance of discipline and preparation because only those who are alert and prepared will be victorious.
Turn to ACT 20:31
Turn to EPH 4:14
A clever general avoids an army when its spirit is sharp, but attacks it when it is sluggish and divided.
2PE 3:17 “You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, be on your guard lest, being carried away by the deception of unprincipled men, you fall from your own steadfastness,”
Thinking human viewpoint. Evil deeds.
Unbelievers are said to be of their father the devil; JOH 8:44.
Point 6. Both Categories of Enemies of God, the Fallen Angels and Unbelievers, will Be Judged in the Lake of Fire.