Rock Church – Know Your Enemy

Rock Church – Know Your Enemy


[MUSIC] I WAS PULLED INTO A ROOM AND
I WAS TOLD YOU MAY NOT COME BACK FROM THIS. WE DON’T KNOW WHAT THE END
HOLDS, AND THEY STILL SAID ARE YOU WILLING TO GO. THE GUY THAT COMES OUT THE
END OF LIKE IS NOT THE SAME THAT GOES IN. IT’S SIX DAYS OF CONSTANT
ACTIVITY WITH LIMITED AND VERY LITTLE SLEEP. WE ALL HAVE WEAKNESSES AND
YOU DON’T ACKNOWLEDGE THOSE YOU THEN YOU NEVER AND PROGRESS. IF YOU ACKNOWLEDGE YOU CAN BUILD
THE WEAKNESSES AND OVERALL THE STRONGER YOU BECOME AS A WHOLE. Miles: HAVE YOU EVER NOTICED
HOW NICE PEOPLE ARE IN CHURCH, THEY GOT THEIR NICE CLOTHES ON. THEY ARE POLITE. THEY SAY PRAISE THE LORD. AND RAISE THEIR HANDS SINGING
SOMETIMES AND JUST ALL SWEET. AND THEN WHEN THEY LEAVE THEY GO
BUCK WILD. THEY GOT ATTITUDE. THEY ARE SLEEPING AROUND AND
CURSING. AND THEN THEY COME BACK A WEEK
LATER AND ALL NICE AGAIN. THE REASON THAT IS, PEOPLE DON’T
REALIZE THAT WALKING WITH GOD IS THE BEST BEHAVIOR. CHURCH IS THE BEST BEHAVIOR BUT
WALKING WITH GOD IS A WAR. IT’S A FIGHT. DAY AND NIGHT, 24/7 YOUR DESIRES
ARE WARRING AGAINST GOD’S DESIRES. OUR FLESHLY DESIRES WAR AGAINST
GOD’S DESIRES. WE WANT TO DO THINGS COMPLETELY
OPPOSITE WHAT GOD WANT US YOU DO. AND 24 HOURS A DAY AND SEVEN
DAYS A WEEK WE ARE IN WAR. PEOPLE ARE DESTROYED. AND IN WAR THERE IS AN ENEMY. YOU NEED TO KNOW HOW YOUR ENEMY
IS AND HOW HE OPERATES AND RESPONDS . IN A WAR YOU HAVE WEAPONS AND
YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND WHAT YOUR WEAPONS ARE WHEN YOU ARE IN A
WAR. AND YOU MUST TRAIN, YOU MUST
PRACTICE FIGHTING. BECAUSE DAY IN AND OUT YOUR
ENEMY WILL BEAT YOU DOWN. IF YOU ARE AN APPROACH AND WALK
WITH GOD AS IN WAR, YOU WILL BE A CASUALTY. MY MILLION DOLLAR QUESTION IS
TODAY, ARE YOU READY TO GET IN THE BATTLE? ARE YOU READY TO GET IN THE WAR? KNOWING YOUR ENEMY DOESN’T
MEAN JUST KNOWING WHAT THEY LOOK LIKE OR WHAT COLOR OF SHIRT THEY
WEAR. IT MEANS KNOWING THEIR MOVEMENT
PATTERNS AND THEIR ROUTES AND WHERE YOU EXPECT THEM. YOU ARE
TALKING ABOUT CREATING A SITUATION. YOU CAN CREATE A SITUATION ONE
OF TWO WAYS. YOU CAN CREATE A SITUATION WHERE
YOU HAVE THE ADVANTAGE, WHICH IS WHAT YOU WANT WHEN YOU WANT TO
TAKE SOMEBODY OUT. AND THE OTHER WAY, IF YOU WANT
TO AVOID THAT INSTEAD OF TAKING THEM OUT. SAY IT’S AN OVERWHELMING FORCE
AND YOU DON’T WANT TO ENGAGE THEM. THE MORE YOU KNOW ABOUT ENEMY’S
PERSONALITY TRAITS AND MOVEMENT PATTERNS AND HOW THEY MOVE AND
THINK, THE MORE YOU CAN AVOID THAT SITUATION ALTOGETHER. NOT EVERY ENEMY NEEDS TO BE SHOT
OR HANDLED DIRECTLY WITH DIRECT ACTION. SOMETIMES THE BEST TACTIC IS TO
AVOID THAT ENEMY ALTOGETHER. I KNOW FOR ME SOME WEAKNESSES I
HAVE BEEN INVOLVED AS A PERSON IS TO BE INVOLVED IN A SITUATION
THAT I SHOULDN’T BE PUT THROUGH IN THE FIRST PLACE. AND NOW HAVING BEEN THROUGH ALL
OF THOSE, I SEE THOSE SITUATIONS DEVELOPING AND I AVOID THEM FROM
THE START. IT’S A LOT EASIER FOR ME TO
AVOID THE SITUATIONS THAN TO LET MYSELF GET INTO THEM AND TRY TO
FIGHT MY WAY OUT. SOMETIMES AVOIDANCE AND KNOWING
YOUR ENEMY, NOT IGNORING BUT CONSCIOUSLY AND ACTIVELY
AVOIDING THOSE SITUATIONS IS BETTER THAN ENGAGING HEAD ON
SOMETIMES. WE ARE GOING INTO A SITUATION
AND WE ARE GOING TO MAKE THAT DETERMINATION ONCE THE CONTACT
HAS BEGUN. AND CONTACT DOESN’T MEAN THAT
ROUNDS ARE FIRED. CONTACT MEANS WE SEE THE ENEMY,
THEY DON’T SEE US. WE ARE GOING TO DECIDE WHETHER WE ENGAGE OR
NOT GOING TO ENGAGE. HAVE YOU EVER BEEN IN A
RELATIONSHIP WITH SOMEONE WHETHER DATING OR JUST A FRIEND. AND EVEN A FRIENDSHIP THAT GOES
A LONG TIME AND UNEXPECTEDLY YOU ARE STABBED IN THE BACK AND YOU
DIRECT YOUR ANGER TOWARDS THEM. THE REASON YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND
WHO YOUR ENEMY IS. OR SOMETHING UNFORTUNATE AND
SOMEONE DIES OR A CAR IS STOLEN, YOU GET MAD AT GOD. THE REASON YOU GET MAD AT GOD
YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND WHO YOUR TRUE ENEMY IS. IN GENESIS 4, ADAM HAD TWO SONS
CAIN AND ABEL. AND BOTH GAVE A SACRIFICE AND
GOD ACCEPTS ONE AND REJECTS THE OTHER. CAIN THAT HAD A SACRIFICE NOT
ACCEPTED KILLED HIS BROTHER. BECAUSE HE DIDN’T KNOW WHAT HIS
ENEMY WAS. AND IN A WAR YOU NEED TO THINK
ABOUT HOW TO RESPOND AND COUNTERATTACK. AND AS CHRISTIANS WE NEED TO
KNOW. EPHESIANS 6:10… IT’S IMPORTANT THAT OUR WAR IS
NOT AGAINST PEOPLE. PEOPLE ARE NOT THE ENEMY. THE BIBLE SAYS WE DON’T WRESTLE
AGAINST FLESH AND BLOOD BUT AGAINST PRINCIPALITIES AND
POWERS AND RULERS OF DARKNESS OF THIS AGE. AGAINST A SPIRITUAL HOST OF
WICKEDNESS IN HEAVENLY PLACES. EVERY DAY WHEN YOU WAKE UP THE
SPIRITUAL BATTLE YOU ARE IN THE PRINCIPALITIES OF DARKNESS
AGAINST YOUR LIFE. YOUR ENEMY IS A SPIRIT, YOU WILL
NEVER SEE HIM. THE ENEMY WILL WORK THROUGH
PEOPLE BUT ULTIMATELY IT’S DEMONS. YOUR ENEMY IS SMART AND
STRATEGIC AND KNOWS YOUR WEAKNESSES AND HOW TO TRIP YOU
UP. HOW TO DECEIVE YOU. AND HOW TO GET YOU TO DESTROY
THINGS IN YOUR LIFE AND BLAME GOD. THE ENEMY IS A LIAR, HE WILL
NEVER TELL YOU THE TRUTH OR SHOW YOU THE TRUTH. AND NEVER GIVE A PERSPECTIVE ON
THE PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE, HE WILL NEVER GIVE YOU A PERSPECTIVE
THAT IS TRUE. HE WILL ALWAYS BLIND YOU FROM
WHAT IS RIGHT. THE BIBLE SAYS THAT THE DEVIL
SPEAKS THREE TIMES IN THE BIBLE. GENESIS 3, JOB 1 AND 2, AND
MATTHEW 4. AND EACH TIME HE SPEAKS HE IS
TRYING TO DESTROY THE RELATIONSHIP AGAINST MAN AND
GOD. IN GENESIS HE TURNS ADAM AND EVE
AGAINST GOD AND IN JOB HE TRIES TO TURN JOB AGAINST HIM AND
EVERY TIME HE SPEAKS HE IS TRYING TO DESTROY MAN’S
RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD. EVERY DAY YOU ARE IN A BATTLE
WITH AN INVISIBLE ENEMY, SPIRITUAL FORCES OF WICKEDNESS,
TRYING TO DESTROY YOUR TRUST IN GOD. IF YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND THAT,
YOU ARE WILL BE LIKE A LOT OF PEOPLE SAYING I DON’T SEE THE
DEVIL IN MY LIFE OPPOSING YOU. AND YOU MAY NOT KNOW THAT HE IS
OPPOSING YOU, HE’S GOT YOU SO DECEIVED. YOU ARE ACTUALLY WALKING WITH
HIM. I WAS A SNIPER FROM THE TIME
I WAS IN MY TEENS. AND OBVIOUSLY YOU HAVE A SNIPER
SCOPE AND IF YOU PUT THAT SINGLE TOOL IN THE HANDS OF SOMEONE
THAT HAS NOT TRAINED WITH IT. THEY CAN MAKE FAIRLY GOOD SHOTS
AND PROBABLY GET CLOSE TO WHAT THEY ARE AIMING AT. BUT WON’T HAVE THE CONSISTENCY
AND ACCURACY. IT’S NOT THAT SINGLE SHOT IN
TIME THAT DECIDES THE FATE. IT’S THAT GRIND FROM DAY 1 TO
THE END OF TRAINING — IF THERE IS AN END. IT’S THE SKILLS OF REHEARSING
EVERYTHING, GOING OVER WHAT-IFS AND PLANNING AND PUTTING THOSE
SKILLS INTO ONE FOCUS SET, ONE MINUTE, ONE MOMENT IN TIME. WHEN YOU HAVE THAT SHOT AND YOU
ARE ABLE TO TAKE IT. IF YOU CAN DO THAT AND BRING ALL
THE SKILLS TOGETHER AT ONE MOMENT IN TIME AND PUT THE
SITUATION IN EFFECT THAT YOU HAVE THE MOST ADVANTAGEOUS
POSITION OVER THE ENEMY. CHANCES ARE YOU WILL BE
SUCCESSFUL. BUT PEOPLE SEE THE SUCCESS AND
IT’S ONE PLAY AND ONE SHOT, AND DON’T REALIZE THE WEEKS OF
TRAINING LEADING UP TO THAT. IT’S NOT ONE THING OR MOMENT,
IT’S A CULMINATION OF A LIFETIME’S WORK TO OVERCOME
ANYTHING, REALLY. GOING INTO MY THIRD YEAR WITH
THE SAN DIEGO CHARGERS, THEY TOLD US THEY WERE GOING TO GIVE
US A TEST THEY HAD NEVER GIVEN US BEFORE. THEY WERE GOING TO HAVE US RUN
10, 40-YARD DASHES WITH 30 SECONDS IN BETWEEN. AND HAD TO RUN AT INCREDIBLE
SHAPE TO RUN ONE AFTER ANOTHER AND ANOTHER. AND I WANTED TO BEAT THE TEST,
AND DO IT, RUN 10, 40-YARD DASHES AND RUNNING UP HILLS AND
THE BEACH, AND SWIMMING AND RIDING A BIKE. I DID EVERYTHING I COULD TO
PREPARE FOR THIS TEST. IN TRAINING CAMP ONLY THREE GUYS
ON OUR WHOLE TEAM WERE ABLE TO BEAT THE TEST, AND I WAS ONE OF
THEM. AND THE ONLY REASON I DID WAS
BECAUSE I TRAINED EVERY DAY. YOU GET UP AND WALK WITH GOD,
YOU WILL BE TESTED. YOU ARE IN A BATTLE. YOUR ENEMY, THE DEVIL, WILL
NEVER LET UP. EVERY SECOND OF THE DAY HE IS
TESTING YOU. REMEMBER ONE OF HIS NAMES IS
ACCUSER. HE IS CONSTANTLY ACCUSING YOU
AND SAYING HYPOCRITE, AND SAYING TO GOD, THEY DON’T BELIEVE YOU
AND NOT FAITHFUL. THEY ARE PLAYING YOU AGAINST
GOD. IF YOU DON’T TRAIN AND PREPARE
YOURSELF FOR THE BATTLE, YOU WILL BE A CASUALTY AND LOSE. MATTHEW 28:19 SAYS… HOW ARE YOU GOING TO KNOW WHAT
GOD SAID IF YOU DON’T LEARN IT, READ IT, STUDY IT. MEMORIZE IT. PRACTICE IT. HOW ARE YOU GOING TO WITHSTAND
TEMPTATION IF YOU DON’T PRACTICE WITHSTANDING TEMPTATION. AND THEN II TIMOTHY, IT TALKS
ABOUT SOLDIERS OF WARFARE, IN II TIMOTHY VERSUS 1… HE’S TELLING THEM LOOK, I WANT
YOU TO TAKE WHAT I TAUGHT YOU AND I WANT YOU TO TEACH OTHERS. YOU NEED TO BE IN THAT CYCLE. EITHER YOU ARE BEING TAUGHT AND
YOU NEED TO BE TEACHING. WE NEED TO BE TRAINED IN OUR
FAITH BECAUSE CONSTANTLY EVERY DAY THE BATTLE, THE SPIRITUAL
BATTLE IS RAISED. AND THEN IN VERSE 3… YOU ARE A SOLDIER, WHETHER YOU
LIKE IT OR NOT. AND I WANT YOU TO GET IT OUT OF
YOUR HEAD THAT LIFE IS LIKE CHURCH ON SUNDAY. CHURCH IS GREAT. BUT WHEN YOU LEAVE CHURCH THERE
IS A SPIRITUAL WAR RAGING FOR YOUR SOUL, AND THEN VERSE 4, NO
ONE ENGAGED IN WARFARE. OUT LOUD I WANT YOU TO SAY,
WARFARE. NO ONE ENGAGED IN WARFARE
ENTANGLES HIMSELF IN THE AFFAIRS OF THIS LIFE. WHEN YOU ASK CHRIST TO BE YOUR
SAVIOR, HE ENLISTED YOU INTO HIS ARMY, WHETHER YOU REALIZED IT OR
NOT AND WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT. YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND THAT YOU
ARE IN THE ARMY, AND GOD HAS CHALLENGED YOU AND WANTS YOU TO
FIGHT. HE’S GIVEN YOU WEAPONS AND GIFTS
AND YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY ARE. AND UNDERSTAND WHAT GIFTS GOD
HAS GIVEN YOU, YOUR SPIRITUAL GIFTS, AND YOU NEED TO KNOW WHAT
THEY ARE AND TRAIN. BECAUSE ONE DAY ANOTHER SOLDIER
IS GOING TO CALL UPON YOU. GOD IS GOING TO CALL UPON YOU TO
FULFILL YOUR SPECIAL TASK AND YOU NEED TO BE READY, YOU NEED
TO BE TRAINED. THERE IS THIS PHRASE THAT WE
HAVE ON THE TEAMS IT’S CALLED FAIR-WEATHER FROG MAN. IN OTHER WORDS ANYONE CAN GO OUT
AND DO A GOOD JOB DOING SOMETHING, WHEN IT’S NOT COLD. AND WHEN IT’S NOT RAINING
HORIZONTALLY AND NOT HAVING TO BREAK ICE TO GET IN THE WATER. BUT WHEN IT’S THE WORSE OF WORSE
CONDITIONS YOU HAVE TO REACH DOWN SOMEWHERE THAT HAS BEEN
TOUCHED BEFORE. YOUR BOUNDARIES HAVE TO BE
EXPANDED BEYOND YOUR OWN COMFORT ZONE TO GO INTO THAT
ENVIRONMENT. NOT JUST GO INTO THAT
ENVIRONMENT BUT KNOWING THAT RYAN’S LIFE HANGS ON MY
DECISIONS. AND I CAN’T BE DETERRED. OR I CAN’T BE DIMINISHED BECAUSE
OF THE ENVIRONMENT. OR BECAUSE OF THE WEATHER. OR BECAUSE IT’S COLD OUT. MY MIND STILL HAS TO WORK AND I
STILL HAVE TO MAKE DECISIONS AND I HAVE TO THINK SAFELY. AND I HAVE TO THINK KNOWING IF I
MAKE A MISSTEP OR WRONG DECISION, IT COULD STRONGLY
IMPACT THE GUY TO MY RIGHT OR LEFT. FRANKLY IT BOILS DOWN TO THIS,
WHEN I FIRE MY WEAPON, I AM NOT FIRING IT FOR ME, BUT FOR HIM. AND WHEN HE IS FIRING HIS
WEAPON, HE IS FIRING HIS WEAPON SO I CAN COME HOME TO MY FAMILY. ALL BRANCHES OF THE MILITARY
HAVE THAT SPIRIT OF FIGHTING FOR ONE ANOTHER. AND THE REASON YOU ARE THERE AND
THE POLITICS AND WE ARE FIGHTING FOR OUR COUNTRY. ALTHOUGH THAT IS TRUE. WHEN YOU ARE IN IT, IT’S THE
GUYS YOU ARE IN WITH IT. AND THAT’S WHAT THE FIGHT IS
ABOUT. ONE OF MY FAVORITE THINGS TO
DO AS A KID IN THE WINTERTIME IS TO HAVE A SNOWBALL FIGHT. AND YOU NEED TWO THINGS. ONE YOU NEED GOOD SNOW. AND THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GOOD
SNOW AND BAD SNOW. BAD SNOW IS POWDER, YOU CAN’T
MAKE A BALL WITH IT. GOOD SNOW IS WET SNOW, AND YOU
HAD TO HAVE GLOVES. THOSE WERE YOUR WEAPONS. YOU CAN IMAGINE GOING INTO A
BATTLE, INTO WAR WITHOUT GOOD WEAPONS. WITHOUT HAVING ANY WEAPONS OR
NOT KNOWING WHAT YOUR WEAPONS ARE. IT’S THE SAME THING, YOUR
WEAPONS CAN BE USELESS TO YOU. IN YOUR SPIRITUAL WAR GOD HAS
GIVEN YOU WEAPONS. A LOT OF TIMES WE LOOK AT THE
WEAPONS AS THINGS WE HAVE TO DO. I HAVE TO PRAY. PRAYER IS A WEAPON. WE WILL GET TO IT. AND READING THE WORD OF GOD IS A
WEAPON. THESE ARE WEAPONS TO BE USED
OFFENSIVELY IN THE SPIRITUAL BATTLE YOU ARE IN. I WANT TO READ THESE TO YOU, IT
SAYS IN EPHESIANS 6:14… EVERYONE SAY TRUTH. PAUL IS HERE LOOKING AT A ROMAN
SOLDIER AND THE SOLDIER IS DRESSED FOR BATTLE. HE WILL GO
THROUGH ALL PARTS OF HIS UNIFORM AND DESCRIBE THEM ON A SPIRITUAL
LEVEL. THE FIRST IS THE BELT OF TRUTH. AND HE WAS FREE TO MOVE SO THE
COAT COULDN’T HINDER HIM. JESUS SAID YOU SHALL KNOW THE
TRUTH AND THE TRUTH SHALL SET YOU FREE. IF YOU HAVE THE TRUTH, YOU WON’T
DOUBT WHO IT IS AND WON’T DOUBT GOD AND HIS FAITHFULNESS TO YOU. THE TRUTH IS A WEAPON AGAINST
THE LIES OF THE DEVIL. WHEN THE DEVIL IS TELLING YOU
THAT GOD DOESN’T LOVE YOU, YOU FIGHT BACK WITH THE TRUTH, IT’S
A WEAPON. AND HAVING TO PUT ON A
BREASTPLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS. THE SOLDIER HAD A BREASTPLATE TO
PROTECT THE ORGANS, AND JESUS GAVE YOU HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS, TO
STAND UP TO YOUR ACCUSATIONS OF CHARACTER. WHEN PEOPLE ARE PUTTING YOU DOWN
AND TALKING YOU ARE NOT THIS OR THAT, YOU CAN SAY I HAVE THE
RIGHTEOUSNESS OF JESUS CHRIST, AND IF YOU STAND BY FAITH IN
JESUS CHRIST, YOU HAVE A BREASTPLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS. AND YOU CAN STAND IN THE FACE OF
GOD, AND SAY, HE LOVES ME AND OWNS ME AND I DON’T HAVE TO BE
ASHAMED. YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND THAT’S A
WEAPON AGAINST FALSE ACCUSATIONS OF YOUR CHARACTER. AND THE SECOND IS SHOES, CLEATS
AND ON THE GOSPEL THAT WE STAND, THAT JESUS DIED AND ROSE FROM
THE DEAD. THAT’S THE ONLY HOPE I HAVE IN
MY LIFE, THAT’S THE ROCK UPON WHICH YOU STAND. AND YOU NEED TO KNOW IT’S TRUE. AND THAT NO ONE CAN PROVE IT
FALSE. AND THEN IN VERSE 16, ABOVE ALL
TAKING THE SHIELD OF FAITH THAT YOU ARE ABLE TO QUENCH THE FIRE
OF A WICKED ONE. A SOLDIER’S SHIELD AND WHEN THEY
WOULD SHOOT A FIERY DART IT WOULD GO INTO THE SHIELD AND THE
FIRE WOULD GO OUT. YOU WILL GET DARTS THROWN AT YOU
AGAINST YOUR CHARACTER AND YOUR FUTURE, ALL OF THESE LIES WILL
COME AT YOU AND YOU HAVE TO HAVE FAITH TO SAY, I TRUST GOD. BECAUSE SOMETIMES YOU CAN’T SEE
GOD BUT SEE THESE PEOPLE CRITICIZING YOU. AND YOU SEE YOUR NEED FOR MONEY
AND COMPANIONSHIP, AND SAY, GOD. AND YOU TRUST THAT GOD LOVES YOU
MORE THAN THOSE LIES. AND YOU TRUST THAT HE WILL NEVER
LEAVE YOU OR FORSAKE YOU. EVEN IF YOU DON’T FEEL IT, FAITH
IS THE SUBSTANCE OF THINGS HOPED FOR, YOU SOMETIMES YOU CAN’T SEE
OR FEEL IT AND YOU TRUST. AND THEN IN VERSE 17, THE HELMET
OF SALVATION. OBVIOUSLY IF YOU GOT HIT IN THE
HEAD, THIS IS THE MOST DANGEROUS PLACE TO BE INJURED. AND A ROMAN SOLDIER WOULD HAVE A
HELMET TO PROTECT HIM FROM IMMORTAL INJURY. THE GREAT THING ABOUT SALVATION,
IT TELLS YOU IN THE END OF THE WAR, NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS IN
THE SEEING WORLD, IN THE END YOU WIN. THAT’S ONE THING THAT EVERY
BELIEVER HAS, IN THE END WE WIN. NO MATTER HOW PAINFUL THIS LIFE
IS AND HOW MANY VICTORIES WE HAVE IN LIFE. IN THE END OUR SALVATION SECURES
US THAT WE HAVE WON IN THE END. AND THEN IT SAYS THE SWORD OF
THE SPIRIT WHICH IS THE WORD OF GOD. A ROMAN SOLDIER HAD A SWORD WITH
TWO SHARP EDGES, IT WAS DOUBLE-EDGED AND CUT ON BOTH
SIDES. AND THE BIBLE SAYS THAT THE WORD
OF GOD CAN CUT TO THE HEART. IT’S A WEAPON AND USE IT AGAINST
THE LIES OF THE DEVIL. AND FINALLY PRAYING WITH ALL
PRAYER AND SUPPLICATION IN THE SPIRIT. THIS IS YOUR MOST POWERFUL
WEAPON BECAUSE WITH PRAYER YOU CAN MOVE THE HANDS OF GOD. ELIJAH PRAYED FOR RAIN AND JESUS
PRAYED AND DID MIRACLES, AND RAISED LAZARUS FROM THE DEAD. YOU CAN PRAY AND YOU HAVE SO
MANY POWERFUL SUPER-NATURAL WEAPONS TO USE IN YOUR BATTLE. IF YOU DO NOT USE THESE WEAPONS
OR DO NOT GET SKILLED IN THESE WEAPONS, YOU WILL GET DEFEATED
IN BATTLE AND HAVE A DIFFICULT TIME IN THIS LIFE. YOUR SALVATION WILL TAKE YOU TO
HEAVEN. BUT USE THESE WEAPONS EVERY
SINGLE DAY AND DELIVER NOT ONLY YOURSELF FROM THE STRUGGLES OF
THE BATTLE TODAY. BUT TO HELP OTHER PEOPLE WHO ARE
IN BONDAGE TO SET THEM FREE. WE ARE ALL HUMAN JUST LIKE
EVERYONE ELSE. WE HAVE OUR LIMITATIONS AND
WEAKNESSES. BUT THE BIGGEST THINGS WE HAVE TO PROPEL US
ABOVE MEDIOCRITY IS TO TRAIN AND TAKE UP THE SLACK. AND WE GO THROUGH HELL WEEK AND
THE THINGS THAT WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH EACH OTHER. AND THAT HELPS US CREATE THAT
BOND TOGETHER. AND WHAT ONE PERSON LACKS THE
OTHER MADE UP FOR. FOR ME I DON’T KNOW WHY WE ACT
LIKE WE WILL LIVE FOREVER. WE WILL DIE, THAT’S A FACT. BUT YET WE LIVE OUR LIFE LIKE I
CAN PROLONG OR GET OUT IT. NO ONE CAN GET OUT OF IT. LIFE OR DEATH IS LIFE OR DEATH. WHETHER YOU DIE IN THE
BATTLEFIELD OR AT HOME IN YOUR CHAIR. IT’S ALL DEATH, IT’S THE SAME. IT’S HOW YOU LIVE YOUR LIFE IN
BETWEEN MAKES THE DIFFERENCE. CHOOSE YOUR BATTLES
ABSOLUTELY, BUT THE BATTLES INSIDE OF US ARE THOSE WE HAVE
TO FACE. OR MAYBE THERE ARE THINGS INSIDE
OF YOU THAT GOD WANTS TO TAKE YOU SOMEWHERE BUT HE CAN’T TAKE
YOU THERE WITH THOSE THINGS STILL ATTACHED TO YOU. JOHN 10:10 SAYS THAT THE
THIEF HAS COME TO STEAL, KILL AND DESTROY. BUT JESUS HAS COME TO GIVE LIFE
AND LIFE ABUNDANTLY. THE DEVIL IS TO KILL AND STEAL
YOUR LIFE AND AFTER YOU EVERY DAY, YOU ARE IN A BATTLE. WHEN YOU SEE SOMEONE ADDICTED TO
DRUGS, HE’S GETTING THE BEST OF THEM IN THAT WAR. WHEN YOU HEAR PEOPLE GOSSIPING,
THE DEVIL IS GETTING THE BEST OF THEM IN THAT WAR. WHEN YOU SEE PEOPLE LYING AND
STEALING AND GIVING UP IN LIFE, YOU KNOW THAT THE DEVIL IS
GETTING THE BEST OF THEM IN THAT WAR AND THEY NEED HELP. BUT ALSO WHEN YOU TURN YOUR BACK
ON HELPING SOMEONE ELSE, THE DEVIL IS GETTING THEM THE BEST
IN THE WAR. WHEN YOU SEE PEOPLE REFUSING TO
HELP OR READ THEIR BIBLE, THE DEVIL IS GETTING THE BEST OF
THEM IN THAT WAR, IT’S VERY SUBTLE. ONE DAY JESUS WILL COME BACK AND
HE WILL BRING HIS ARMY, IT WILL BE THOSE SAINTS AND CHRISTIANS
WHO FOUGHT THE BATTLE FAITHFULLY. AND HE WILL COME BACK AND FIGHT
THE LAST BATTLE. THE QUESTION I HAVE TO ASK YOU,
ARE YOU IN THE WAR? ARE YOU A SOLDIER OR JUST GOING
TO CHURCH AND DOING RELIGIOUS THINGS. IF YOU ARE GOING TO CHURCH DOING
RELIGIOUS THINGS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED THE WHOLE BATTLE AND A
PERSON THAT HASN’T GIVEN THEIR LIFE TO CHRIST. THE BIBLE SAYS THOSE WHO HAVE
BELIEVED IN HIM HAVE THE LIGHT TO BECOME OF GOD. JOHN CHAPTER 1. AND THEN THOSE THAT GOT GOD BUT
NOT FIGHTING THE BATTLE, YOU ARE TRYING TO SKATE THROUGH AND SO
YOU CAN DIE AND GO TO HEAVEN. I WANT TO CHALLENGE YOU TO GET
IN THE BATTLE. WHETHER YOU GET IN THE BATTLE OR
NOT, CONSCIOUSLY YOU ARE IN THE BATTLE. HE IS WARRING AFTER YOUR
LIFE, EVERY PERSON IS IN THE BATTLE. YOU ARE EITHER FIGHTING AGAINST
THE DEVIL OR WITH, THERE IS NO IN BETWEEN. IN A MINUTE I WILL HAVE A PRAYER
AND CHALLENGE YOU TO GET OUT OF YOUR SEAT AND JOIN THE BATTLE. SAY, LORD I WANT TO FIGHT AND BE
ON YOUR ARMY, AND I WANT TO TRAIN AND DELIVER PEOPLE FROM
BONDAGE. I WANT TO GET IN THE BATTLE. I DON’T WANT TO BE A SPECTATOR,
I DON’T WANT TO BE A SUNDAY CHRISTIAN, I WANT TO BE A
SEVEN-DAY-A-WEEK BELIEVER. NOW I WILL ASK YOU TO BOW YOUR
HEADS AND CHOSE YOUR EYES. AND CHALLENGE YOU TO LISTEN
CAREFULLY, WHERE YOU ARE, YOU MAY BE WATCHING ON YOUR
COMPUTER. I WANT YOU TO BOW YOUR HEADS AND
THINK IF YOU ARE READY TO GET IN THE BATTLE. YOU ARE IN A FIGHT WHETHER YOU
LIKE IT OR NOT. YOU ARE READY TO BE OFFENSIVE,
TO BE TRAINED, TO BE PREPARED, TO BE VICTORIOUS. IF THAT’S YOU, I WANT YOU TO
PRAY THIS PRAYER WITH ME. IT MAY BE A PRAYER FOR SALVATION
OR TO BE IN A SMALL GROUP. YOU WANT TO BE PREPARED. PRAY THIS PRAYER IN THE PRIVACY
OF YOUR HEART, DEAR GOD, I SURRENDER MY WHOLE LIFE TO YOU. I KNOW THAT JESUS LOVES ME AND
HE DIED AND ROSE FROM THE DEAD FOR MY SIN. AND I WANT TO SURRENDER MY LIFE
TO HIM. RIGHT NOW. JESUS, TAKE OVER MY LIFE. I SURRENDER MYSELF TO YOU. I ENLIST INTO YOUR ARMY. DO WITH ME WHAT YOU WANT. USE ME HOWEVER YOU WANT. TO HELP WHOEVER YOU WANT. I PRAY THIS IN JESUS’ NAME. AS OUR EYES ARE CLOSED AND HEADS
ARE BOWED. IF YOU PRAYED THAT PRAYER IN A
MINUTE, I WILL ASK YOU TO STAND UP. AND BY STANDING UP YOU WILL
MAKING A PUBLIC PROFESSION THAT YOU ARE SURRENDERING TO YOUR NEW
GENERAL, YOUR NEW MASTER. AND YOU WILL DO FOR HIM WHAT HE
ASKS YOU. RIGHT NOW IF YOU PRAYED THAT
PRAYER, STAND UP IN YOUR SEAT AND GIVE PUBLIC CONFESSION TO
YOUR LORD AND SAVIOR. GOD BLESS YOU. GOD BLESS YOU. GOD BLESS YOU.

11 thoughts on “Rock Church – Know Your Enemy

  1. This was such a great service!!!  If only people knew who they are in Jesus Christ and they knew their enemy, their entire world would change.  Live and breath God's word and watch how God moves in your life!!!  Thank you Miles for a great sermon!!  I can't wait to share this one with as many people as possible!!! 

  2. thank you, pastor Miles thank you for expressing God massage to me, am so blessed by this speech and i really want to train with the weapons of God to fight against with devil in every second of my life…thank to God he speaks to me throw you..thank you so much

  3. IF YOU BELIEVE IN WHAT YOU SAY THEN PRAY AND RESTORE THE EARTH YOU CAN ASK JESUS TO DO THIS END THE MADNESS STOP THE NEW WORLD ORDER THE MENTALLY ILL MAD MEN WHO ARE DEMON FILLED…FASTING HUMBLE PRAYING ASK GOD TO RESTORE THE EARTH THAT MEANS A WHOLE HEALING OF OUR PLANET EARTH GOD BLESS GOOD LUCK

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