Spiritual Warfare Over San Angelo
Spiritual Warfare
Over San Angelo


Finally Brethren

"Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.  Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.  For we wrestle not against  flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places."  (Ephesians 6:10-12).


spiritual wickedness
---> heavenlies
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world rulers
---> world
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authorities
---> nations
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principalities
---> cities
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The Evil Tree

"I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me."  (Exodus 20:5)

NOTE: The sins of one generation are passed on to the next generation and spiritual strongholds are established.

"And now also the ax is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire."  (Matthew 3:10)

NOTE: Evil fruit just doesn't appear.  It come from evil seed that was planted and grew into evil trees.  In order to destroy the evil trees, on must first discover where the roots are and then cut them.
 

Our History

A FEW INTERESTING FACTS:

    1. Money was borrowed to buy the land for the town site.
    2. The first business was a whiskey business.
    3. Merchants soon set up their shops to gain the wages of the solders.
    4. The town was known for its saloons, barmaids, and gambling.
    5. House of prostitution were established to entertain the young men.
    6. Rioting was common place in this frontier town.
    7. Respectable area residents called the town "Across The River Town."
    8. It became a refuge to the restless and the malcontent.
    9. The town also attracted its share of buffalo hunters.
    10. Religion also got its foothold as various churches were established.
 

The Network

EVIL PRINCIPALITIES OVER SAN ANGELO:

1. DIVISION = strife, contention, bickering, argument, quarreling, fighting, judgment, condemnation, criticism, faultfinding, and divorce.

2. ALCOHOL = drugs, medication, nicotine, caffeine, gluttony, tranquilizers, theft, irresponsibility, poverty, and violence.

3. IMPATIENCE = greed, borrowing, deception, lying, selfishness, unforgiveness, and pride.

4. MERCHANDISING = (in bad sense), arrogance, material lust, tiredness, weariness, pride, cheating, lying, and disaster.

5. RIOTOUSNESS = lawlessness, anger, wrath, bitterness, violence, revenge, hate, assault, and murder.

6. GAMBLING = speculation, laziness, stealing, kleptomania, apathy, greed, irresponsibility, and procrastination.

7. PROSTITUTION = lust, pornography, adultery, fornication, sexual assault, rape, incest, and frigidity.

8. ASHTAROTH = control, possessiveness, dominance, Mariology, witchcraft, depression, oppression, and suppression.

9. MALCONTENTMENT = restlessness, roving, insomnia, tension, headaches, nervous habits, worry, anxiety, fear, dread, rejection, hurt, and suicide.

10. UNCLEANLINESS = course, cursing, jesting, railing, belittling, exposure, masturbation, and oral sex.

11. RELIGIOUSNESS = ritualism, formalism, legalism, doctrinal obsession, seduction, guilt, ungodly fear, idolatry, intellectualism, doubt, and skepticism.

12. REBELLION = idolatry, witchcraft, stubbornness, hard-heartedness, false religions, occult, terror, white magic, and fortune telling.
 

Why Twelve?

NOTE: There are twelve principalities, and twelve is the Biblical number for governments.
 

Withstand And Stand

"Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand." (Ephesians 6:13).


This means that the church will come under attack!!!


There is no such thing as being at peace with Satan!!!


We must withstand the attack and also stand our ground!!!


To enter the battle we must first put on the armour of God!!!


Put On The Armour

"Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth." = (freedom and strength)

John 8:31-32, I Peter 1:13

"Stand ... having on the breastplate of righteousness." = (love and faithfulness)

I Thessalonians 5:8, Proverbs 4:23

"Stand ... (having) your feed shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace." = (study and boldness)

II Timothy 2:15, I Peter 3:15

"Stand ... taking the shield of faith." = (under authority and meekness)

Luke 7:8-9, Numbers 12:3

"Stand ... take the helmet of salvation." = (conscience purged and service)

Hebrews 9:14, Romans 15:7

"Stand ... (taking) the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God." = (authority and life)

Hebrews 4:12, Matthew 4:4

"Stand ... praying always with all prayer and supplication in the spirit." = (alertness and power)

Matthew 26:41, I Timothy 2:1-6
 NOTE: Once we have put on our spiritual armour, we enter into the battle with PRAYER.
 
 

The Spiritual Battle

"Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and I am come for thy words.  But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia."  (Daniel 10:12-13).

"The said he, Knowest thou wherefore I come unto thee?  and now will I return to fight with the prince of Persia: and when I am gone forth, lo, the prince of Grecia shall come."  (Daniel 10:20).

NOTE: An Angel's viewpoint.

NOTE: The battle continues.
 

In The Heavens

NOTE: What we see on earth is indicative of what is happening in the heavens.

"The kings came and fought, then fought the kings of Canaan in Taanach by the waters of Megido; they took no gain of money. They fought from heaven; the stars in their courses fought against Sisera." (Judges 5:19-20).

NOTE: Man ws to participate in this battle with the LORD.

"Curse ye Meroz, said the angel of the LORD, curse ye bitterly the inhabitants thereof, because thy came not to help the LORD, to the help of the LORD against the mighty."  (Judges 5:23).

NOTE: The question rings through time:

"Shall your brethren go to war, and shall ye sit here?"
 
 

The Word of Prayer

"And when the servant of the man of God was risen early, and gone forth, behold, an host compassed the city both with horses and chariots.  And his servant said unto him, Alas, my master! How shall we do?  And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them.  And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray thee, open his eyes that he may see.  And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man: and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about.  And when thy came down to him, Elisha prayed unto the LORD, and said, Smite this people, I pray thee, with blindness.  And he smote them with blindness according to the word of Elisha." (II Kings 6:15:-18).

*** We also need to see that God has an army of angels waiting to go into battle according to our word of prayer.
 
 

Warfare Skills

1. Bind the evil spirits in the name of Jesus. 2. Tear down their strong holds. 3. Cast out the enemy from the city.

Thy Kingdom Come ... Infiltration

"Thy kingdom come.  Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven."  (Matthew 6:10).

*** We need to pray that God's kingdom replaces the kingdom of the enemy!!!

"Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom." (Luke 12:32).

NOTE: Although God has laid the promise before us, we still must go in and possess the land!!!

"Behold, I have set the land before you: go in and possess the land which the LORD sware unto your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, to give unto them and to their seed after them."  (Deuteronomy 1:8).

"And if ye be Christ's then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise." (Galatians 3:29).
 

Take The Spoil

"And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force." (Matthew 11:12).
 
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