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  • #4682

    stephenlawes
    Keymaster

    After you complete each chapter you need to post a comment about something that you found interesting. You also need to post a follow-up comment on two(2) other students comments on the lessons. (Please include the Lesson or Chapter number at the beginning of your comment. If there are no other students comments in the topic then you only need to post your own comment).

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  • #5664

    EvelynGardner
    Participant

    Spiritual Warfare Chapter I
    I found the principle of basic understanding of spiritual warfare a very good thing to keep in mind, that all of the battles in my life (everyone’s actually) are manifestations of a spiritual cause. I would like to change the word cause to assault because I do recognize these attacks as malevolent and NOT from God. I liked the reminder of Job’s gracious acceptance of his terrible trials, still worshiping God even through his misery and sadness. The evil one certainly hates those of us who love God and His Kingdom and is more than happy to cause us spiritual and physical agony.

  • #5713

    EvelynGardner
    Participant

    Spiritual Warfare Chapter 2
    I realize that repentance is very much involved in Baptism. I am repentant and have turned away from sin. It is a daily decision for me and I renew my commitment to God many times every day. Satan keeps sneaking around trying to get me back. It is a little scary, well actually a lot scary. Especially now that I realize its not my imagination but very real. I am grateful to be able to join God’s Army and am anxious to learn what I can do to fight the evil one. I know I need to be Baptized and will do it when Pastor Steve has the next celebration. I misses the last one due to new job but no more excuses. I see from this chapter that repentance is dependent on Baptism

  • #9751

    James Oladokun
    Participant

    Chapter 1

    It is understood to me that spiritual warfare is a spiritual battle, and it must be understood with a spiritual mind, and that In our natural, sinful state, we can not understand spiritual things. That means I will have to be more devoted in Christ.

  • #9756

    James Oladokun
    Participant

    Chapter 2

    The story of a prodigal son used as an illustration for what the conversion and repentance are give me more inspiration, because most often I do think that is possible to be forgiven any sin that is commuted but with this analysis via the prodigal son tells me that God has no interest in our sins but our save heart that stops committing sins, God is very lovely and gracious.

  • #9757

    James Oladokun
    Participant

    Chapter 3

    I thank God for the grace being given to me that He makes it possible for me to walk with Him, because I was made to know in this chapter that God the Father is the commander of the spiritual forces of good which oppose the spiritual forces of evil, and that this is His special function in the realm of spiritual warfare.

  • #9759

    James Oladokun
    Participant

    Chapter 4

    I love it so much for having opportunity to know more about angels especially, their classification, their attributes and even their sphere of activities and their ministries, This also tells me that God is very very great.

  • #9767

    James Oladokun
    Participant

    Chapter 5

    Some people said they don’t have enemy but in this chapter I was made to know that we all have a spiritual enemy, a powerful force of evil known as Satan. Also I understand that to battle with the army of enemy, (Satan) we have to identify him, knowing some things about him like origin his former position, especially his fall, does not make me fear him as I did in the past, but to be more powerful in the Lord, because I believe Satan and his hosts could be overcome.

  • #9768

    James Oladokun
    Participant

    Chapter 6

    It is a great advantage to know that the demons exist, because without knowing them one can not know how to deal with them,and I was taught that Unbelievers are defenseless against the attacks of demonic powers, but believers have powerful spiritual weapons and strategies for dealing with this mighty spiritual force of evil, praise the Lord, Hallelujah!

  • #9773

    James Oladokun
    Participant

    Chapter 7

    Thanks and glory be unto God Almighty that He sent Jesus to this world that He was crucified for the sins of all mankind and resurrected from the dead, and He reclaimed the world.

  • #9775

    James Oladokun
    Participant

    Chapter 8

    I now believe I have a lot of reasons while I need to concentrate on the reading of my Bible because of what Satan will cause me to do to God, especially to question the Word of God and to add to, take from, or distort the Scriptures. With regard to Eve case, Satan deceived her to disobey God, so I have to study and understand God’s word, so that I will not be deceived.

  • #9776

    James Oladokun
    Participant

    Chapter 9

    I was made to understand That when I align myself with the plan and purposes of Jesus by accepting Him as my Savior, I will become part of the army that wars against Satan, that the purposes of Jesus become my purposes and this sets me in a tactical position of direct opposition to the enemy.

  • #9777

    James Oladokun
    Participant

    Chapter 10

    In this chapter I have got to know that the Holy Spirit is important in both offensive and defensive warfare, that the Holy Spirit knows the strategies of Satan and intercedes for believers engaged in battle, so it is very important for me to be filled with Holy Ghost.

  • #9778

    James Oladokun
    Participant

    Chapter 11

    I will take this to heart that I am to lay aside worldly affairs which prevent me from being a good soldier, that to “lay aside”
    is defensive action I must take, though some of worldly things are very hard to do away with, I will have to comply if truly I want to be a good soldier for Christ.

  • #9779

    James Oladokun
    Participant

    Chapter 12

    According to what I was taught in this chapter, that sword of the Spirit is the Word of God, and it is a weapon that can be used both defensively and offensively, that the Word is a defensive weapon when I use it to defend against the attacks of Satan, that It is offensive when I use it to claim territory for the Lord by sharing the Gospel message and deliverance with others has made me to be more determined to concentrate on the studying the word of God.

  • #9780

    James Oladokun
    Participant

    In this chapter I was made to understand that what is operating in the natural world is also operating in spiritual world especially with regard to warfare, and this tells me that I have a war to fight which is a spiritual battle, and so, I have to equip myself with the word of God which is sword of spirit, may Go Almighty help me.

  • #9781

    James Oladokun
    Participant

    Chapter 13

    In this chapter I was made to understand that what is operating in the natural world is also operating in spiritual world especially with regard to warfare, and this tells me that I have a war to fight which is a spiritual battle, and so, I have to equip myself with the word of God which is sword of spirit, may God Almighty help me.

  • #9782

    James Oladokun
    Participant

    Chapter 14

    I was made to understand that to walk in the Spirit means to let God’s Holy Spirit control my conduct and life, that the flesh is not more powerful than the spirit, that if I let the Holy Spirit manifest His power in me, He will quicken my mortal body of flesh, and with this I am happy that I gave my life to Jesus Christ.

  • #9793

    James Oladokun
    Participant

    Chapter 15

    It is good for me as I could know that Satan uses circumstances of life to lead to depression, like a great loss or fear of loss, suppressed anger, a low self concept, unfulfilled expectations etc, but without studies one could hardly know that it is part of Satan’s strategy.

  • #9794

    James Oladokun
    Participant

    Chapter 16

    knowing the fact that the tongue is powerful because of the effect it has on me, that I can snare myself with my own words,it can separate me from God, tells me that though tongue is small but it is the most dangerous part in the body and I will have to be more careful of using it.

  • #9797

    James Oladokun
    Participant

    Chapter 17

    I was made to understand that there are many spiritual walls Satan targeted to destroy in my life, and that when my spiritual walls are in ruin it is because of sin, and that When I determine to rebuild spiritual walls, I will face opposition from MY enemy, Satan, it is good that I know all these, it will be possible for me to grow spiritually.

  • #9798

    James Oladokun
    Participant

    Chapter 18

    I could understand that all illness is not caused by sin or Satan or as chastisement, and that Illness may result from the breaking of natural laws, but glory be to God Almighty that man could be healed of all illness, if there is total repentance.

  • #9799

    James Oladokun
    Participant

    Chapter 19

    The deeper I go in this course the more new things I discover which are very important to my life. transference of spirit is something a believer should understand very well and take seriously, because it is easy to receive wrong spirit if care is not taken.

  • #9808

    James Oladokun
    Participant

    Chapter 20

    I was made to understand that any religious system that is not in harmony with God’s Word is a cult,that the names, doctrines, and organization of cults vary from nation to nation, that Satan’s teachers bring in damnable heresies, teachings which are false and cause division, and Many such false teachings have resulted in the growth of cults, I appreciate understanding more about what cult is and it will make me to be more careful.

  • #9809

    James Oladokun
    Participant

    Chapter 21

    Now I understand that if I want to lay hand on deliverance I have to prepare myself very well, which shall involve Faith, fasting, and prayer which are needed in order to cast out demons.I also understand that I need to improve myself in some areas,most importantly, the Word of God, the blood of Jesus, and the infilling power of the Holy Spirit., all thanks to God.

  • #9812

    James Oladokun
    Participant

    Chapter 22

    It is a relief to know that trouble is not necessarily a sign of being out of God’s will, that the Bible declares that “many are the afflictions of the righteous” (Psalms 34:19), that When I suffer innocently and not because of MY own sin, I should maintain a proper attitude towards suffering, that the real test of my spirituality is how I respond in the day of distress.

  • #9813

    James Oladokun
    Participant

    Chapter 23

    It wonders me most often that most of my prayers were not answered, because I learnt that if I mistakenly sinned I could be forgiven and even my prayers to God will be answered but reverse is the case, now I discovered that I need to acknowledge my sins, I have to repent and ask for forgiveness not to look for excuses, in fact God is very gracious.

  • #9814

    James Oladokun
    Participant

    Chapter 24

    That means I should not bother myself with the particular time Jesus will come back to take elects away, that what should now be my concern is to be ever ready, that whether it is now or later should not be my concern, that I should prepare myself for any time he comes back to take me away from this poor and sinful world.I thank God that if at all I don’t have any other hope somewhere, but it is certain that Jesus is coming back again for the Christians.

  • #9851

    Karen Dean
    Participant

    Chapter One

    In reading this chapter, I was reminded that Spiritual Warfare is an invisible struggle in the spirit world. The word struggle was highlighted for me and in Ephesians 6:12 the word ‘wrestle’ is linked to the word ‘struggle.’ The believer is called to fight, contend, challenge, battle and war against the Kingdom of Satan and this is Spiritual warfare.

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