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Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.

Prayer Supplement To Arrows Bible Study “One House, One Owner”

STUDY 12Praying God’s Word

Hebrews 4:12 NKJV

“For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart”

Write a prayer to God using the following verses, or parts of them.

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James 1:14 NKJV

“But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed.”

2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind”

James 1:13-14 NKJV

“Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone. But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed. Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death.”

Psalm 17:4 NKJV

“Concerning the works of men, By the word of Your lips, I have kept away from the paths of the destroyer.”

Colossians 2:15 NKJV

“Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it.”

Psalms 37:23 NKJV

“The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, And He delights in his way.”

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 NKJV

“Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.”

II Corinthians 6:14-16 NKJV

“Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said:

“I will dwell in them And walk among them. I will be their God, And they shall be My people”

Ephesians 4:27 NKJV

“nor give place to the devil”

1 Peter 5:8-9 NKJV

“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world.”

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In Jesus’ name, Amen

 

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Supplement To Arrows Bible Study “One House, One Owner”

COMPASS 1

Applying Bible Verses To My Life

1. James 1:14 NKJV

“But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed.”

How does this verse apply to my life?

 

 

 

2. 2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind”

How does this verse apply to my life?

 

 

 

3. James 1:13-14 NKJV

“Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone. But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed. Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death.”

How do these verses apply to my life?

 

 

 

4. Psalm 17:4 NKJV

“Concerning the works of men, By the word of Your lips, I have kept away from the paths of the destroyer.”

How does this verse apply to my life?

 

 

 

5. Exodus 20:4 NKJV

“…For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God…”

How does this verse apply to my life?

 

 

6. Psalms 37:23 NKJV

“The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, And He delights in his way.”

How does this verse apply to my life?

 

 

 

7. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 NKJV

“Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.”

How do these verses apply to my life?

 

 

 

 

8. 1 Corinthians 3:16 NKJV

“Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?”

How does this verse apply to my life?

 

 

 

 

9. II Corinthians 6:14-16 NKJV

“Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will dwell in them And walk among them. I will be their God, And they shall be My people”

How do these verses apply to my life?

 

 

 

 

10. Ephesians 4:27 NKJV

“nor give place to the devil”

How does this verse apply to my life?

 

 

 

 

11. 1 Peter 5:8-9 NKJV

“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world.”

How do these verses apply to my life?

 

 

 

 

 

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Supplement To Arrows Bible Study “The Owner Of The House”

COMPASS 1Applying Bible Verses To My Life

1. 2 Corinthians 6:16 NKJV

“For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will dwell in them And walk among them. I will be their God, And they shall be My people.”

How does this verse apply to my life?

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2. 2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind”

How does this verse apply to my life?

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3. James 1:13-14 NKJV

“Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone. But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed. Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death.”

How do these verses apply to my life?

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4. Exodus 20:4 NKJV

“…For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God…”

only does God save us, but He has the power to keep us also.”

How does this verse apply to my life?

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5. Psalms 37:23 NKJV

“The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, And He delights in his way.”

How does this verse apply to my life?

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6. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 NKJV

“Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.”

How do these verses apply to my life?

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7. Romans 8:9-11 NKJV

“But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His. And if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.”

How do these verses apply to my life?

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8. II Corinthians 6:14-16 NKJV

“Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will dwell in them And walk among them. I will be their God, And they shall be My people.”

How do these verses apply to my life?

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The Owner Of The House

THE OWNER OF THE HOUSE

Memory Verse: 2 Corinthians 6:16

Life Application: Christians belong to God.

Bible Text:

2 Timothy 1:7

James 1:13-14

Matthew 17:14-18

Luke 8:27-33

John 8:42-44

Psalm 17:4

Colossians 2:15

Luke 10:17-20

Exodus 20:4

Psalms 37:23

1 Corinthians 6:19-20

1 Corinthians 3:16

Romans 8:9-11

Luke 4:33-35

II Corinthians 6:14-16

2 Corinthians 6:16

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We have only to look around at the world in which we live to know that Jesus will be returning soon. Satan knows it too. Since he knows that his time is short, he, along with the other fallen angels (demons), are working very hard. They have invaded our homes, schools, government, churches, television / movies, music, literature. Their mission is to kill, steal, and destroy. Satan hates God, therefore he hates you because God loves you.

Today there is a lot of discussion concerning demon oppression, demon possession, the occult, and the supernatural.

Possession –

ownership: the act or state of owning or holding something

something owned: something owned or held

state of being controlled: the condition of being controlled by or appearing to be controlled by a supposed supernatural force

Oppression-

dominate harshly: to subject a person or a people to a harsh or cruel form of domination

inflict stress on: to be a source of worry, stress, or trouble to somebody

Domination –

controlling power: control, power, or authority over others or another.

Demon oppression involves a demon attacking a person spiritually. Demons will try to cause a person to worry or fear. The Bible is very clear about where worry and fear come from – they do not come from God.

2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind”

Sometimes, a demon might encourage someone into sinful behavior. However, more often than not, we are drawn into sinful behavior because of our own desires.

James 1:13-14 NKJV

“Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone. But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed. Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death.”

Demon possession involves a demon having direct and complete control over a person’s thoughts and actions. There are several accounts of Jesus rebuking demons (evil spirits) that were possessing people in the Bible.

Matthew 17:14-18 NKJV

“And when they had come to the multitude, a man came to Him, kneeling down to Him and saying, “Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is an epileptic and suffers severely; for he often falls into the fire and often into the water. So I brought him to Your disciples, but they could not cure him.” Then Jesus answered and said, “O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I bear with you? Bring him here to Me.” And Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of him; and the child was cured from that very hour.”

In the above passage the disciples were trying to heal the boy of a disease, but in reality the boy was possessed, not sick.

Luke 8:27-33 NKJV

“And when He stepped out on the land, there met Him a certain man from the city who had demons for a long time. And he wore no clothes, nor did he live in a house but in the tombs. When he saw Jesus, he cried out, fell down before Him, and with a loud voice said, “What have I to do with You, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg You, do not torment me!” For He had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For it had often seized him, and he was kept under guard, bound with chains and shackles; and he broke the bonds and was driven by the demon into the wilderness. Jesus asked him, saying, “What is your name?” And he said, “Legion,” because many demons had entered him. And they begged Him that He would not command them to go out into the abyss. Now a herd of many swine was feeding there on the mountain. So they begged Him that He would permit them to enter them. And He permitted them. Then the demons went out of the man and entered the swine, and the herd ran violently down the steep place into the lake and drowned.”

Some important truths to remember are: Satan and the other fallen angels (demons) do not have power over a Christian, Jesus has already triumphed over Satan and the other fallen angels (demons), and Christians are God’s possession – the Holy Spirit will not live with Satan.

I. Satan and the other fallen angels (demons) do not have power over a Christian.

Satan works in the sons of disobedience, not in Christians, and will continue to do so until he is bound by God. Satan is a deceiver, a destroyer, and the father of lies. He will lie to us and try lead us into sin.

John 8:42-44 NKJV

“Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and came from God; nor have I come of Myself, but He sent Me. Why do you not understand My speech? Because you are not able to listen to My word. You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.”

If we allow Satan, he will deceive us and lead us to destruction.

Psalm 17:4 NKJV

“Concerning the works of men, By the word of Your lips, I have kept away from the paths of the destroyer.”

We have a free will, and the choice is ours as to if we will listen to Satan’s lies or resist them. The Holy Spirit has been given to us and He is able to keep us from falling into the enemy’s lies and schemes, however we must allow Him (the Holy Spirit) total access into our lives.

II. Jesus has already triumphed over Satan and the other fallen angels (demons).

The fate of Satan (devil) and the other fallen angels (demons) is already sealed. However, they will be allowed to continue to roam free until the appointed time when they will be bound by God.

Colossians 2:15 NKJV

“Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it.”

All demons are subject to Jesus – they must obey Him.

Luke 10:17-20 NKJV

“ Then the seventy returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name.” And He said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven.”

III. Christians are God’s possession.

Possession of something can be described as something owned, held or controlled. A Christian is owned by God. Christians are the sole property of God. God does not share ownership or have joint custody. God tells us that He is a jealous God. One definition of jealous is possessively watchful. What God possess, He will not share.

Exodus 20:4 NKJV

“…For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God…”

A Christian’s future is held by God. The steps of a righteous man are ordered by God. God sustains and protects His children. Not only does God save us, but He has the power to keep us also.

Psalms 37:23 NKJV

“The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, And He delights in his way.”

A Christian is controlled by God. God has power and authority over Christians. Satan does not have the right or power to enforce rules or give orders to a believer.

IV. One house, one owner -the holy spirit will not live with Satan.

When a person accepts Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord, the Holy Spirit comes to dwell in them.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 NKJV

“Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.”

1 Corinthians 3:16 NKJV

“Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?”

Romans 8:9-11 NKJV

“But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His. And if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.”

Demons cannot dwell in the same house with the Holy Spirit. Throughout the Bible were are given examples of demons fleeing when they encounter Jesus. They could not stay where He was.

Luke 4:33-35 NKJV

“Now in the synagogue there was a man who had a spirit of an unclean demon. And he cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Let us alone! What have we to do with You, Jesus of Nazareth? Did You come to destroy us? I know who You are—the Holy One of God!” But Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be quiet, and come out of him!” And when the demon had thrown him in their midst, it came out of him and did not hurt him.”

Light and dark do not mix. Light always rules over darkness. The Holy Spirit is light and Satan is the dark. They will not live or abide in the same house.

II Corinthians 6:14-16 NKJV

“Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will dwell in them And walk among them. I will be their God, And they shall be My people.”

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Review

1. Why does Satan hate you?

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2. Define the following words:

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3. Usually we are drawn into sinful behavior because of our own ______________.

4. Satan and the other fallen angels (demons) do not have _____________ over a Christian.

5. Jesus has already __________________ over Satan and the other fallen angels (demons).

6. Christians are God’s possession – the Holy Spirit will _______ live with Satan.

7. Satan is a deceiver, a destroyer, and the father of lies. He will lie to us and try __________ us into sin.

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9. What is a free will?

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10. All demons are subject to Jesus – they must _________ Him.

11. God is a jealous God. What does jealous mean?

12. The _________ of a righteous man are ordered by God.

13. God sustains and protects His ____________.

14.Satan does not have the right or power to enforce rules or give orders to a _______________.

15. When a person accepts Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord, the Holy Spirit does what?

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16. Light and dark do not ______.

17. How does “Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers…” apply to your life?

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18. What does lawlessness mean?

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19. “For _____________ are the _______________ of the ____________ ___________. As God has said: “I will ________________ in them And _____________ among them. I will be their __________, And they shall be My ______________.” 2 Corinthians 6:16 NKJV

20. How does the statement, ‘Christians belong to God’ give you comfort?

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F.E.A.R. – False Evidence Appearing Real

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One House, One Owner

 

ONE HOUSE, ONE OWNER

Memory Verse: James 1:14

 

Life Application: We are drawn into sinful behavior because of our own desires.

 

 

 

Bible Text:

 

2 Timothy 1:7

 

James 1:13-14

 

Matthew 17:14-18

 

Luke 8:27-33

 

John 8:42-44

 

Psalm 17:4

 

Colossians 2:15

 

Luke 10:17-20

 

Exodus 20:4

 

Psalms 37:23

 

1 Corinthians 6:19-20

 

1 Corinthians 3:16

 

Romans 8:9-11

 

Luke 4:33-35

 

II Corinthians 6:14-16

 

Ephesians 4:27

 

1 Peter 5:8-9

 

 

 

 

 

We have only to look around at the world in which we live to know that Jesus will be returning soon. Satan knows it too. Since he knows that his time is short, he, along with the other fallen angels (demons), are working very hard. They have invaded our homes, schools, government, churches, television / movies, music, literature. Their mission is to kill, steal, and destroy. Satan hates God, therefore he hates you because God loves you.

 

Today there is a lot of discussion concerning demon oppression, demon possession, the occult, and the supernatural.

 

Demon oppression involves a demon attacking a person spiritually. Demons will try to cause a person to worry or fear. The Bible is very clear about where worry and fear come from – they do not come from God.

 

2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind”

 

Sometimes, a demon might encourage someone into sinful behavior. However, more often than not, we are drawn into sinful behavior because of our own desires.

 

James 1:13-14 NKJV “Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone. But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed. Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death.”

 

Demon possession involves a demon having direct and complete control over a person’s thoughts and actions. There are several accounts of Jesus rebuking demons (evil spirits) that were possessing people in the Bible.

 

Matthew 17:14-18 NKJV “And when they had come to the multitude, a man came to Him, kneeling down to Him and saying, “Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is an epileptic and suffers severely; for he often falls into the fire and often into the water. So I brought him to Your disciples, but they could not cure him.” Then Jesus answered and said, “O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I bear with you? Bring him here to Me.” And Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of him; and the child was cured from that very hour.”

 

In the above passage the disciples were trying to heal the boy of a disease, but in reality the boy was possessed, not sick.

 

Luke 8:27-33 NKJV “And when He stepped out on the land, there met Him a certain man from the city who had demons for a long time. And he wore no clothes, nor did he live in a house but in the tombs. When he saw Jesus, he cried out, fell down before Him, and with a loud voice said, “What have I to do with You, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg You, do not torment me!” For He had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For it had often seized him, and he was kept under guard, bound with chains and shackles; and he broke the bonds and was driven by the demon into the wilderness. Jesus asked him, saying, “What is your name?” And he said, “Legion,” because many demons had entered him. And they begged Him that He would not command them to go out into the abyss. Now a herd of many swine was feeding there on the mountain. So they begged Him that He would permit them to enter them. And He permitted them. Then the demons went out of the man and entered the swine, and the herd ran violently down the steep place into the lake and drowned.”

 

Some important truths to remember are: Satan and the other fallen angels (demons) do not have power over a Christian, Jesus has already triumphed over Satan and the other fallen angels (demons), Christians are God’s possession, the Holy Spirit will not live with Satan, and keep the door to Satan closed.

 

I. Satan and the other fallen angels (demons) do not have power over a Christian.

 

Satan works in the sons of disobedience, not in Christians, and will continue to do so until he is bound by God. Satan is a deceiver, a destroyer, and the father of lies. He will lie to us and try lead us into sin.

 

John 8:42-44 NKJV “Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and came from God; nor have I come of Myself, but He sent Me. Why do you not understand My speech? Because you are not able to listen to My word. You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.”

 

If we allow Satan, he will deceive us and lead us to destruction.

 

Psalm 17:4 NKJV “Concerning the works of men, By the word of Your lips, I have kept away from the paths of the destroyer.”

 

We have a free will, and the choice is ours as to if we will listen to Satan’s lies or resist them. The Holy Spirit has been given to us and He is able to keep us from falling into the enemy’s lies and schemes, however we must allow Him (the Holy Spirit) total access into our lives.

 

II. Jesus has already triumphed over Satan and the other fallen angels (demons).

 

The fate of Satan (devil) and the other fallen angels (demons) is already sealed. However, they will be allowed to continue to roam free until the appointed time when they will be bound by God.

 

Colossians 2:15 NKJV “Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it.”

 

All demons are subject to Jesus – they must obey Him.

 

Luke 10:17-20 NKJV “ Then the seventy returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name.” And He said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven.”

 

 

 

III. Christians are God’s possession.

 

Possession of something can be described as something owned, held or controlled. A Christian is owned by God. Christians are the sole property of God. God does not share ownership or have joint custody. God tells us that He is a jealous God. One definition of jealous is possessively watchful. What God possess, He will not share.

 

Exodus 20:4 NKJV “…For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God…”

 

A Christian’s future is held by God. The steps of a righteous man are ordered by God. God sustains and protects His children. Not only does God save us, but He has the power to keep us also.

 

Psalms 37:23 NKJV “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, And He delights in his way.”

 

A Christian is controlled by God. God has power and authority over Christians. Satan does not have the right or power to enforce rules or give orders to a believer.

 

IV. the holy spirit will not live with satan.

 

When a person accepts Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord, the Holy Spirit comes to dwell in them.

 

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 NKJV “Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.”

 

 

 

1 Corinthians 3:16 NKJV “Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?”

 

 

Romans 8:9-11 NKJV “But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His. And if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.”

 

Demons cannot dwell in the same house with the Holy Spirit. Throughout the Bible were are given examples of demons fleeing when they encounter Jesus. They could not stay where He was.

 

Luke 4:33-35 NKJV “Now in the synagogue there was a man who had a spirit of an unclean demon. And he cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Let us alone! What have we to do with You, Jesus of Nazareth? Did You come to destroy us? I know who You are—the Holy One of God!” But Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be quiet, and come out of him!” And when the demon had thrown him in their midst, it came out of him and did not hurt him.”

 

Light and dark do not mix. Light always rules over darkness. The Holy Spirit is light and Satan is the dark. They will not live or abide in the same house.

 

II Corinthians 6:14-16 NKJV “Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will dwell in them And walk among them. I will be their God, And they shall be My people.”

 

 

 

V. Keep the door to Satan closed – Don’t open the door.

 

A Christian must not open the door for Satan to have access into their life. Certain things must be avoided. Don’t give Satan an opportunity into your life. He will use every opportunity he can to gain a foothold in your life.

 

Ephesians 4:27 NKJV “nor give place to the devil”

 

 

1 Peter 5:8-9 NKJV “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world.”

 

A foothold mean a firm base for progress. It is a secure starting position from which further advances can be made. In other words, if you allow Satan a starting position in your life, you make it easier for him to make further advances in your life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review

 

1. Why does Satan hate you?

 

2. Demon oppression involves a demon attacking a person ________________________.

 

3. Where do worry and fear come from?

 

4. More often than not, we are drawn into sinful behavior because of our own ___________________________.

 

5. Some important truths to remember are:

 

* Satan and the other fallen angels (demons) do not have ___________________ over a Christian.

 

* Jesus has already __________________________ over Satan and the other fallen angels (demons).

 

* Christians are _____________________ possession.

 

* The Holy Spirit will not ______________________ with Satan.

 

* We need to keep the _______________________ to Satan closed.

 

6. Satan works in the sons of _____________________________, not in Christians.

 

7. Satan is a deceiver, a destroyer, and the __________________________ of lies.

 

8. We have a free will. What does that mean?

 

9. Who has been given to us to keep us from falling into the enemy’s lies and schemes?

 

10. All demons are subject to Jesus – they must ________________________ Him.

 

11. God is a jealous God. What does that mean?

 

12. The steps of a _________________________________ man are ordered by God.

 

13. When a person accepts Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord, the _________________ ___________________ comes to dwell in them.

 

14. Demons cannot ___________________ in the same house with the Holy Spirit.

 

15. The Holy Spirit and Satan will not live or ___________________ in the same house.

 

16. What does a foothold mean?

 

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Our Great Shepherd

Our Great Shepherd

Memory Verse

Psalm 23:1  NKJV     “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.”

Life Application

When Jesus is your Shepherd, you will not lack anything.

 

 

Jesus is the Great Shepherd. A shepherd is someone who takes care of and protects. Jesus is truly our shepherd. He is our guide, He directs our path, and He protects us and cares for us.

Psalm 23  NKJV     “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”

     A shepherd protects his sheep even at his own expense. Jesus laid down His physical life so that we can have eternal life. A shepherd also puts the best interest of the sheep above his own.

John 10:11-16  NKJV     “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep. But a hireling, he who is not the shepherd, one who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf catches the sheep and scatters them. The hireling flees because he is a hireling and does not care about the sheep. I am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by My own. As the Father knows Me, even so I know the Father, and I lay down My life for the sheep. And other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they will hear My voice; and there will be one flock and one shepherd.”

1. When Jesus is my Shepherd I have no fear.

Sheep are normally very fearful animals and will not lie down to rest unless they feel secure.

Psalm 5:8  NKJV     “I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; For You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.”

    Fear is a feeling that danger or evil is near; being afraid; an uneasy feeling; anxious. With Jesus we are secure. We do not have to fear. He will watch over us and protects us- He will help us overcome our fears confusion.

Luke 12:7  NKJV     “But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.”

2 Timothy 1:7  NKJV     “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”

2. When Jesus is my Shepherd I have abundance.

The shepherd would lead the sheep to green pastures where there was abundance. Just as the shepherd provided for the needs of the sheep, Jesus provides everything we need. We will not be forsaken when Jesus is our shepherd.

Psalm 37:25 NKJV     “I have been young, and now am old; Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his descendants begging bread.”

3. When Jesus is my Shepherd I have peace and calmness.

Sheep are afraid of streams that are flowing fast. The shepherd would find a slow moving stream (still waters) for the sheep so that they could drink without fear. God provides us with still waters also so that we will be soothed and calmed.

Isaiah 26:3  NKJV     “You will keep him in perfect peace,

Whose mind is stayed on You,

Because he trusts in You.”

2 Corinthians 13:11  NKJV     “Finally, brethren, farewell. Become complete. Be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.”

     Peace is freedom from strife of any kind; condition of quiet, order, and security; quiet; calm; serenity; peace of mind.

John 16:33  NKJV     “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”

     When Jesus is our shepherd we can be confident and courageous at all times. With Him we can have peace of mind even in the midst of tribulations, trials and pressures. He overcame everything that came against Him and He will help us do the same.

4. When Jesus is my Shepherd my soul is restored.

Restore means bring back; establish again; bring back to a former condition or to a normal condition; give back; put back.

Job 33:26  NKJV     “He shall pray to God, and He will delight in him,

He shall see His face with joy,

For He restores to man His righteousness.”

     God restores those who turn to Him. He refreshes those who love Him by speaking quietly to them. As Christian we know the quiet voice of God and His gentle touch.

John 10:3-5  NKJV     “To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice; and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. And when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them; and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. Yet they will by no means follow a stranger, but will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers.”

John 10:14  NKJV     “I am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by My own.”

5. When Jesus is my Shepherd He leads me through the dark places.

Lead means show the way by going with or in front of; guide; guide or direct in action, policy, opinion; influence.

Isaiah 28:29  NKJV     “This also comes from the Lord of hosts,

Who is wonderful in counsel and excellent in guidance.”

Psalm 32:8  NKJV     “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye.”

     The Lord will show us the way that we should go. He will go every step of the way with us.

6. When Jesus is my Shepherd He is always with me.

No matter where we go or what is happening, Jesus is with us. He rescues, protects and guides us along every path of our life. Jesus will never ever forsake you.

Hebrews 13:5  NKJV     “Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you.’ ”

Deuteronomy 31:6-8  NKJV     “ ‘Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.’ Then Moses called Joshua and said to him in the sight of all Israel, ‘Be strong and of good courage, for you must go with this people to the land which the  Lord has sworn to their fathers to give them, and you shall cause them to inherit it. And the Lord, He is the One who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed.’ ”

     Like the Israelites, we too, sometimes need to be reminded that the Lord will not leave us or forsake us. The Lord promises us that He will remain with us, protect us, fight for us and bless us.

Matthew 28:20  NKJV     “Teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

     Jesus is truly the Immanuel (Emmanuel), “God with us.” He will show us the path that we should take.

Psalm 16:11  NKJV     “You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”

7. When Jesus is my Shepherd I can rejoice always.

Knowing that Jesus is by our side we can rejoice at all time, even in the presence of our enemies. Even in the midst of difficulties, in very situation, we are to rejoice. Our rejoicing is not based on circumstances, but on our relationship with the Lord.

Philippians 4:4  NKJV     “Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!”

     We will always face trouble and difficult situations and circumstances as long as we are in this world. We should rejoice, knowing that the Lord is with us.

1 Thessalonians 5:16  NKJV     “Rejoice always”

8. When Jesus is my Shepherd I experience an abundant amount of mercy and goodness.

God showers us with His great love. He is kinder to us than justice requires. His kindness goes way beyond what can be claimed or expected. The Lord is kind, sympathetic and compassionate toward the hurting and the lost.

Matthew 9:36  NKJV     “ But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd.”

     There is not one problem or sorrow that we go through that the Lord is not there with us. He feels everything that we do.

Psalm 145:8-9  NKJV     “The Lord is gracious and full of compassion,

Slow to anger and great in mercy. The Lord is good to all,

And His tender mercies are over all His works.”

          Just as He is compassionate, God has instructed us to rejoice with those who rejoice and mourn with those who mourn.

Romans 12:15  NKJV     “Rejoice with those who rejoice and weep with those who weep.”

9. With Jesus as my shepherd I have the promise of eternal life.

Sin results in death (separation from the presence of God), but God offers the gift of eternal life through His Son, Jesus Christ.

Romans 6:23  NKJV     “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Titus 1:2  NKJV     “In hope of eternal life which God, who cannot lie, promised before time began”

     God is faithful to His Word (His promises). What He has promised will be fulfilled, we can count on it.

1 John 2:25  NKJV     “And this is the promise that He has promised us – eternal life.”

Review

1. What is your definition of a shepherd?

2. Jesus laid down His physical life so that we can have _______________________________ life.

3. With Jesus we are secure – He will watch over us and _______________________________ us.

4. Jesus provides everything we need. We will not be ____________________________ when Jesus is our shepherd.

5. God provides us with still waters so that we will be _________________________ and calmed.

6. We can have peace of mind even in the midst of tribulations, _________________ and ___________________.

7. No matter where we go or what is happening, ____________________________ is with us.

8. Jesus will show us the _________________________ that we should take.

9. Our rejoicing is not based on circumstances, what is it based on?

10. According to Romans 12: 15, what should we do?

11. God is __________________________ to His promises.

12. How has Jesus comforted you personally?

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