25 October 2012

YAG 16th Retreat : Session 1

YAG 16th Retreat : Session 1

Rev. Dr Charles Tan
16th Retreat: Spiritual Warfare

Message Notes

25-27 October 2012
Theme: Spiritual Warfare
(Time: 8.00 pm)
Message #1                                                                                        Thursday, 25 October 2012



1. To instruct

2. To waken

3. To warn

4. To challenge

5. To equip

6. To be strengthened

7. To resist

8. To enlist soldiers for spiritual warfare

9. To engage in spiritual warfare

10. To win spiritual battles



1. Reference to Spiritual Warfare

a) Specific reference to spiritual warfare

b) Significant reference to spiritual warfare

2. Biblical writers

a) The apostle Paul

i) Ephesians 2:1-3                 The prince of the power of the air

ii) Ephesians 6:10-18           Principalities and powers

iii) 1 Thessalonians 2:18      Satan hinders

iv) 2 Thessalonians 2:9        Workings of Satan

v) 1 Timothy 4:1                     Deceiving spirits, doctrines of demons

vi) 2 Timothy 2:26                Snare of the devil

b) The apostle John

i) Revelation 12:9                The great dragon, that serpent of old, the Devil, Satan

ii) 1 John 3:8                        The works of the devil

iii) 1 John 3:12                     The wicked one

iv) 1 John 4:3                       The spirit of the Antichrist

c) The apostle Peter

i) 1 Peter 5:8                       The devil, a roaring lion

ii) 1 Peter 5:9                      Resisting the devil through a steadfast faith

3. What is Spiritual Warfare?

a) Our adversaries

i) Satan

ii) Principalities and powers

iii) False teachers/false prophets

b) Their goals

i) To oppose

ii) To harm

iii) To deceive

iv) To ensnare

v) To hinder/obstruct

vi) To destroy

vii) To set up an ungodly-worldly system

viii) To cause to rebel and sin against God

c) Their strategy
“The working of Satan”     2 Thessalonians 2:9

i) To snatch away God’s word         Matthew 13:19

ii) To sow tares                                   Matthew 13:39

iii) Possession                                     Gospels (In the days of Jesus and the Apostles)

iv) Suffering (Persecution)               1 Peter 5:9

v) Thorn in the flesh                          2 Corinthians 12:7 (messenger of Satan)

vi) Unrighteous Deception               2 Thessalonians 2:9-10

vii) Doctrines                                       1 Timothy 4:1-2

4. Appropriate response

a) Understanding what it takes to be a good soldier of Christ          2 Timothy 2

b) Desire to engage in spiritual warfare

c) Put on the armour of God

d) Prepare for battle