Q– Who is our enemy?
A–Principalities and Powers of the Dark World.

  • Job 1:6 – and Satan also came with them
  • part of God’s creation, fallen angel, apparently Satan has access to God’s presence
  • Eph 6:12 – we do not fight against flesh and blood, but against the powers of this dark world
  • 2Corin 11:14 – for Satan himself masquerades as the angel of light

Q– What is this enemy doing?
A–  Lying, Creating Confusion, Deceiving, Dividing.  Intent on Destruction.

  • Matt 16:23 – Satan you are a stumbling block to me.
  • Mk 4:15 – Satan comes along and takes away the word
  • 2Corin 11:14 – for Satan himself masquerades, anything but honest,
  • partial truth, but always manipulative.
  • 2Corin 12:7 – a messenger of Satan to torment me
  • Pr 27:6 –  wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses
  • 1Pe 5:8 – your enemy the devil prowls about seeking whom he may devour

Q–  What can we do?
A– Pray.  Resist. Pray. Exercise Authority. Pray. Stand Firm. Pray. Stay Accountable.

  • Zec 3:3 – said to Satan, “The Lord rebuke you.”
  • Matt 16:23 – Satan you are a stumbling block to me.
  • Luke 10:18 –        “I saw Satan fall like lightning” :  Jesus was talking with the disciples upon their return from a mission trip where the demons submitted to them.  Jesus said he saw Satan fall like lightning.
  • Mk 3:15 – we have authority to drive out demons
  • Mk 16:17 – in my name they will drive out demons
  • Lk 9:1 – and authority to drive out all demons
  • Lk 10:17 – the demons submit to us in your name
  • Ro 8:38 – neither angels, nor demons, neither.. , can separate us from the love of God.
  • 1Co 10:21 – the Lord’s table and the table of demons (don’t eat at both)
  • 1Ti 5:14 – and to give the enemy no opportunity

Notes on Weapons  and War:  Powerful Spiritual Weapons, Not the World’s.

  • 2Co 6:7 – with weapons of righteousness
  • 2Co10:4 – the weapons we fight with are not of the world (spiritual weapons)
  • 2Co 10:3 – 6 we do not wage war as the world does (the weapons we fight with are not the weapons of he world.  On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.  We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
  • Rev 12:7 – and there was war in heaven

RESOURCES:
This Present Darkness, a novel by Frank Peretti

The Bondage Breaker, by Neil Anderson

Prayer, by Richard Foster

Mary Heathman

Mary Heathman

Founding Director

Mary is one of the founders of Where Grace Abounds and served as Executive Director from its inception on July, 1986 through March 31st, 2007.  She speaks and teaches at churches and conferences across the country. Also, she has served on several boards of non-profit organizations, is a conference speaker on a variety of topics that include: Intimacy with God, Healthy Sexuality, and leadership development.  She currently serves in leadership in her denomination. Mary’s favorite ministry roles are discipleship counseling, group facilitation, and leadership development.

Mary often characterizes herself as “a seeker of Truth” and has a long-standing fascination with human behavior and motiviation.  Her education consists of lay and discipleship counseling, indepentent study about the integration of psychology and theology, counseling and human sexuality. She also holds a BS in Human Services and an MA in Psychology from Regis University.

Mary attends a Friends (Quaker) Church.

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