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Spiritual Warfare Part 4 - Taking Back Lost Ground: Demonization and Strongholds

Date recorded: 14 Nov 2020 | Speaker: Dave Patty | Event: Master Class
Topic: Theology


Five hundred years before Christ, the great Chinese general Sun-tzu wrote these words in his volume on “The Art of War.” "One who knows the enemy and knows himself will not be endangered in a hundred engagements. One who does not know the enemy but knows himself will sometimes be victorious, sometimes meet with defeat. One who knows neither the enemy nor himself will invariably be defeated in every engagement." Paul echoed these same sentiments about spiritual warfare when he wrote to the Corinthian church, " order that Satan might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes." (2 Cor 2:11). Do you know your enemy? What are his schemes?

Part 4 - Taking Back Lost Ground - Demonization and Strongholds Christ’s first disciples were equipped to preach the good news, heal the sick, and cast out demons. Was that just for that age, or do we need similar authority today? Looking at relevant Scripture we will give you a basic understanding of how to recognize demonization and then engage with the power of Christ. In some cases, tenacious habits of sin give the enemy open doors into your soul, creating a place from which he can influence many other areas of your life. How do these strongholds develop, and how can you spot them in your life and in the lives of others?