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Spiritual Warfare in the Storyline of Scripture
Cook & Lawless
March 25, 2020
Wednesday Evening
The Book of 1 Corinthians
Second missionary journey, stayed 1.5 years, Acts 18:1-8

1 Corinthians 2:6-8 – The Superiority of God’s Wisdom
“rulers of this age” – human rulers or spiritual rulers?

Arguments for and against – pgs 113 – 114

Human rulers influenced by spiritual forces, like Judas – Luke 13:27; 22:53

“… God stands above Satan and demonic spirits and triumphs over them, using them for his own ends.”

1 Corinthians 5:5 – Handed over to Satan

Excommunication of unrepentant sinner

Egregious unrepentant sin – discipline for the good of the man and the church

Is Paul wishing for the death of this man?

How do we know what Paul’s true desire is in this case?

Paul makes a clear statement here that we are either of God or the Devil.

To be out of fellowship with the body is to be exposed to evil. Pg 116 first full paragraph

1 Corinthians 10:18-22 – Demons and Idolatry

Larger section 8:1-11:1 – Christian freedom

Application – Consider the people of Israel, verse 10:1-5, 18

The real and unreal of idols – false gods, verse 20-21 – demonic worship

The culture of religion – understanding the origin – verse 27-28

Final paragraph – pg 118

What are the demons hiding behind today?

1 Corinthians 15:24-25 – The Final Vanquishing of Demonic Foes

Psalm 110:1 cited or quoted at least 6 times in NT

This will happen

Not a declaration of annihilation

One day Satan and his forces will be forever removed from the life of those who are God’s.

What a great encouragement.

Based on these 4 verses, what can we learn and be confident in relating to spiritual warfare?

1. God’s wisdom is greater than Satan’s. Victory or defeat is not determined by how something looks to us, but to God’s ultimate plan. Jesus death looked like a loss, but it was the greatest gain in the history of mankind.

2. Our confession of Christ should be validated in our lives. Encouragement to exemplify Jesus character is a part of following Him as a community of faith. We affect each other by our obedience or lack of it.

3. There is an unseen reality to the life of faith. Spiritual forces are capable of influence, but God is greater.

4. The final victory as been declared but not consummated. Satan is a defeated foe, but he is still fighting. Be encouraged that the battel you fight in this life will come to an end, but only if you have faith in Jesus Christ, for He is the victory!

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