Invisible Warfare. Associate Pastor Rick Bettez.


January 20, 2017

A study on the Exodus Generation will always force us to look at the rebellious nature of man, bitterness, human solutions and fear. Ultimately it is a reflection of spiritual warfare.

3 categories of spiritual warfare the Bel needs to always be aware of are; OSN, cosmic system and demonic influence.

We can’t see the legion of fallen angels who are active & influencing many of the people and situations around us every day. Just like we don’t always recognize the OSN within our DNA every day.
OSN is our flesh, human trends, lust patterns, areas of weakness & strength, all opposite of spirituality (new man).
Grieving the Spirit happens at the point that we sin. Quenching the Spirit is a continued walk opposite of the PPOG.
Quenching the HS is the Bel out of fellowship (void of filling of HS) with a continued walk in the flesh that involves wrong motivation and priorities.
There were multiple problems within the church at Corinth. Immoral issues, arrogance, cosmic viewpoint, strife over who was the leader…all pointing to Bel’s quenching the Holy Spirit.
Christians can attend church, have the outward Christian walk & talk, yet have very little doctrinal content in their soul. And without filling of the HS & proper motivation they are displaying nothing but the strength of the OSN.

1Sam 16:7 tells us God looks at the heart…outward appearance does not matter to God.
1Co 3:1 And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual men, but as to men of flesh, as to infants in Christ.
PNEUMATIKOS- Spirit filled, Divine nature (HS). SARKINOS- fleshly, of the earth, perishable.
Recognize the OSN has both areas of weakness and lust patterns but also strength and fierce independence.

The OSN is something we often overlook; therefore it can be considered invisible warfare, yet it is active in our lives every day.
1Co 2:6 Yet we do speak wisdom among those who are mature; a wisdom, however, not of this age nor of the rulers of this age, who are passing away; 7 but we speak God’s wisdom in a mystery,
Jam 3:15 This wisdom is not that which comes down from above, but is earthly, natural, demonic.
Eph 6:16 flaming arrows of the evil one. These are not arrows of substance that we can see….but certainly arrows of thought, words or ideologies that are flaming! When they strike, it spreads out quickly consuming everything in the periphery.
Col 2:8 (amp) See to it that no one carries you off as spoil or makes you yourselves as captive by his so-called philosophy and intellectualism and vain deceit (idle fancies and plain nonsense), following human tradition (men’s ideas of the material rather than the spiritual world), just crude notions following the rudimentary and elemental teachings of the universe and disregarding (the teachings of ) Christ (the Messiah).

Jam 1:17 Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow.

Jer 4:22 “For My people are foolish,
They know Me not; They are stupid children and have no understanding.
They are shrewd to do evil,
But to do good they do not know.”

Rom 1:21 For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
ALLASSO (Gr) –exchange, meaning to trade something for something else, to cease with one and begin another….they had it but wanted the counterfeit.

Heb 4:15 For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin.