Spiritual Warfare

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This series has 4 sermons from our Addictions series and 2 sermons from our Psalms series. In the first 4 sermons you receive specific examples and explanation about how most spiritual warfare is tied to LACK of GODLY CHARACTHER. In the last 2 sermons you receive some amazing tips on how to GUIDE your DESIRES.

Isaiah 61:8 pt.1 - Addictions, Part 1 - UD


Pastor John Fichtner

  1. Everyone has addictive tendencies.
  2. Desire comes from God and met to be satisfied with good things
  3. Lust is craving for something you want but never can be satisfied.
  4. Isaiah 61
  5. We learn to hate addictions
  6. Heb 12:1
  7. Addictive attraction to alcohol - Originally the person was created to be drunk in the spirit.
  8. Addictive to profanity - Originally the person was created to speak in tongues.
  9. The word "stronghold" is mentioned 50 times in the bible and about half of them are for God.
  10. Satan has strongholds but you can have a stronghold for God as well
  11. There's a price tag for addictions but we have to find the lie which is the first step.
  12. Homosexuality is an addiction that's powerful
  13. Heroin addicts feels like they were created to take heroin
  14. 3 lies of anger-it makes you powerful, productive and you'll feel good.
  15. Different addictions have different damage
  16. 20 years of cussing vs. 20 years of being a crack addict
  17. Test 1-Can you live without an addiction for a month without craving it.
  18. Test 2- If you have a heart set free to love God and you are set free
  19. Lying is not an addiction, it's a symptom of something else
  20. Overeating is not a addiction because it doesn't keep people from praising God
  21. Cutting yourself is an addiction
  22. Internet gaming is an addiction
  23. Homosexuality is an addiction
  24. Substance Abuse is an addiction
  25. Addictive to movies is an addiction
  26. Are you crazy passionate, can your heart go without it

Isaiah 61:8 pt.2 - Addictions, Part 2 - UD


Pastor John Fichtner

  1. 19 Addictions covered
  2. 2 Tim 2:15
  3. Test 1- Can you live without the addiction for a month without craving it
  4. 90% of Isaiah 61:10 talks about addictions. We have to destroy and hate these addictions. Our highest purpose is to love God and you will know it if it's normal to tell Jesus you love Him 2-3 times a week.
  5. Lust and Desire comes from the same well
  6. Lust is a craving that's never satisfied-but you're still empty
  7. Desire- God satisfies your desire for good things
  8. Ex. Addiction to cussing-The original passion was power of the tongue to speak verbal blessings but Satan perverted their language by cussing instead.
  9. God hates addictions because they rob your life and you have to hate the things God hates.
  10. You can't just hate the addiction, you have to hate the lie
  11. All spiritual warfare is tied to character
  12. All spiritual warfare is a direct line of character
  13. Satan wants you to think that messing with him will bring attack. This is a lie because the more you go after satan the more butts you want to kick.
  14. You can not defeat someone else's demons
  15. You have to hate the root of your addictions
  16. Addiction is a quick selfish reward
  17. Reward is work-according to the bible
  18. 2 words that define character is faithful servant- you will be rewarded and can't be attacked.
  19. Lazy fantasizer who is 43 and hasn't had a good job because he's fantasizing about winning the lottery.
  20. Men won't give up addictions for their children but will for their wife
  21. Women won't give up their addictions for their husbands but will for their children
  22. Your addictions will show up in your children
  23. We were created to love God and have passion for Him

Isaiah 61:8 pt.3 - Addictions, Part 3 - UD


Pastor John Fichtner

  1. Inner Healing-Finding the lie and pulling out the arrow before there's healing
  2. Rebuilding Character- Suffering, perseverance, character and hope
  3. Picture of forest
  4. Character- I want to be a faithful servant VS Lust-Which is a whole bunch of I wants. All hope is lost
  5. You don't know someone's character until they are under stress
  6. Romans 3 states no one is good but God
  7. Don't trust your heart because it's wicked
  8. Addictions are all about self
  9. The greater the stress, the greater the opportunity
  10. Matthew 6 (The Lords Prayer)
  11. The person with lust starts strong, but the person with character know they are weak and need the Lord
  12. Stress = External stress is divided by internal strength

Isaiah 61:8 pt.4 - Addictions, Part 4 - How to Build Character - UD


Pastor John Fichtner

  1. As a Christian Jesus is the only thing you want and desire, if you have other things you want your not a Christian.
  2. Cost Analysis Ability- How much it cost and what the reward would be
  3. Either God is Lord of all or He's not Lord at all
  4. What it takes to be victorious
  5. Combo time-extended prayer time
  6. False assurance of Heaven to an addict
  7. Full disclosure is information given up front
  8. Passions when safe compared to Passions when in crises
    1. You're Safe
    2. You Understand
    3. You have Peace
    4. You want People to be nice to you
    5. You're Productive
    6. You have truth
    7. You Help people
    8. You have Joy of the Lord
    9. You want order
  9. The addict must get rid of strife
  10. Media- Watch on weekends only
  11. Money- Tensions
  12. Soul Health- Over reactions

Psalms Ch 73


Pastor Tommy Stevenson

  1. Psalms 73 Internal Wrestling's
  2. Envy and Jealously- The difference
  3. Jealousy is an intolerant rivalry to be vigilant in guarding a possession. This is why God is a jealous God
  4. Envy is I want what I want, and you have what I want, I want it as well
  5. It's not fair when people get what we think we should have
  6. Perception can be faulty. Can be off and we need correction
  7. What about me God?
  8. Why are other's being blessed with marriages and finances
  9. I'm the one living right and I am not being blessed like my friends
  10. Why am I troubled?
  11. Why do I care about the blessing other's are receiving?
  12. Because I didn't want what God had for me
  13. What I learned from all this
  14. Revelation- Turns the light on (raging against God)
  15. Conviction- Causes you to repent
  16. Appreciation- I appreciate God

Psalms Ch 149


Pastor John Fichtner

  1. My mouth controls my emotions
  2. Psalms 149-Warfare of our desires
  3. All demonic harassment comes through our desire. The only power of demons is to over stimulate your desires
  4. Stress
  5. Hormones
  6. Demons
  7. My children have to get into the right college
  8. I want to get married
  9. I have to get a good job
  10. High praise removes demonic oppression causing you to only want Jesus
  11. Three Heavens
    1. 1st Heaven- Is sky and moon
    2. 2nd Heaven-Is the Spiritual dimension
    3. 3rd Heaven-Is the throne of God
  12. Telling Jesus that all you want is Him is a countermove that put Satan on his back
  13. High Praise is when our worship has broken into the spirit world, third Heaven, and where worshipping with saints that have gone a head of us, and with the angels becoming one.
  14. Not many of us will reach this level of worship
  15. James 4:7
  16. What happens when we have high praise worship?
  17. The demons are bound off our minds
  18. How do you battle demons?
  19. Repentance is how you battle demons
  20. My mouth controls my emotions