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Our Enemies
Pastor Kerry Wilson
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Our Enemies
• Spiritual Confusion • Relational Confusion
• Genesis 10 • Conflict
• Forgiveness
• Substantial Healing
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Two Contents/ One Reality
Unity in Diversity • Unity in Diversity
There is an enormous push to • 1Corinthians 12.12 “ For as the
unify the religious world. body is one, and hath many
Evangelicalism is defined as members, and all the
“being a christian church members of that one body,
believing in personal being many are one body: so
conversion and the inerrancy also is Christ.”
of the Bible, especially the 4 • Vs. 18 “ but now God hath set
Gospels” the members every one of
From the greek “euangelion” or them in the body, as it hath
good news pleased him.
• Vs. 25 “That there should be
no schism in the body, but that
the members should have the
same care one for another”
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Two Contents/ One Reality
• The contents of the world • The gathering spoken of
standard has opted for in Ephesians 1.10 has only
unity. It is how to obtain one focus. That is the
that unity that is at stake. person of Jesus Christ.
• The real dilemma for us is • This the one reality, that
the definition of diversity. any other gathering
• Diversity in the world outside of this gathering
standard has been is deceptive and
defined as you are destructive in nature.
different from me and we • The two components of
accept that. this gathering are Truth
and Holiness
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Two Contents/One Reality
• Our world has the • Truth crosses all
ingredients for unity as personal lines of
Love and Experience. interpretation and life.
• Truth has become • Holiness is the mandate
subjective and what is for what that truth
right for you is right for produces in us.
you. • This creates one reality
• This changes the nature which is objective in the
of biblical unity from person of Jesus Christ.
“called out” to “all
inclusive”
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Two Contents /One Reality
• In this context, there • The reality of this
would never be schism gathering is that there
or the need to set aside are differences, and
our differences, there is conflict.
because you could think • We humble ourselves
or be what you wanted unto the calling of Jesus
and it would be Christ and His words.
accepted under the The New Testament is a
guise of love. composite of those
conflicts and there
corrections.
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Diversity, The Miracle of the Body
• Personal Unity is a pre-requisite of Body Unity
• Love is the motivation for keeping on keeping on.
Love can only be defined by God. It is what
enables us to move into this unity. We
reciprocate love to God as it is shed abroad in our
hearts by the Holy Spirit.
• It is what keeps us from throwing in the towel on
this world, and motivates us towards eternal life
for all in spite of how they irritate us. The value of
a human life is worth forgiving, and changing our
agendas.
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Diversity, The Miracle of the Body
• The failure in our world to resolve conflict and
hurt has left us with individualism and
isolationism.
• The trend of the 21st century is to agree that we
are just “no good”, stay away from people
because all they do is hurt us. We communicate
from empty rooms and electronic outlets.
Courage is lost in faceless conversations.
• The value of humanity is no longer defined by the
story of “The Velveteen Rabbit” but by “
Inpenatrable Translucent Houses”
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• James 3. 13-17 “ Who is a wise man and


endued with knowledge among you? Let him
show out of a good conversation his works
with meekness of wisdom. But if ye have
bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory
not, and lie not against the truth. This wisdom
descendeth not from above, but is earthly,
sensual, devilish. For where envying and strife
is, there is confusion and every evil work.”
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• Earthly “egigeios” defined as here on this
earth or relating to earth, life
• Sensual translates to soul power, that which is
contrived of our mind will and emotions
• Devilish translates to demonic, or resembling
the activity of a demon
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• If you fail to resolve conflict or things in your life
for God, you are opening the door to division. I
believe that division is progressive in nature just
as any seed planted by the enemy.
• The life of Peter
• Matthew 18. 21 “ The came Peter to him, and
said Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against
me, and I forgive him? Till seven times? Jesus
saith unto him, I say unto thee, Until seven times:
but Until seventy times seven”
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• Matthew 16.22,23 “ Then Peter took him, and
began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from
thee ,Lord: this shall not be unto thee. But he
turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind
me, Satan: thou art an offense unto me:
• Peter evaluates things that are happening
from an earthly paradigm
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• John 18.10 “ Then Simon Peter having a sword
drew it, and smote the high priest’s servant,
and cut off his right ear. The servant’s name
was Malchus.”
• Was Peter trying to impact the plan of God
based on his soul power. His intellect, his plan
his defense.
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• John 18.27 “ Peter then denied again: and
immediately the cock crew”
• Peter’s denial was plan of the devil to destroy
him. A crisis of demonic activity to save
himself
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• Where are we at, we have been commanded
to be one. This one involves inter-personal
relationships from our natural families to our
church family.
• The devil wants to destroy our unity that is
love based and Jesus driven.
• I want to look at the New Testament, the
conflicts
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Principles of the Spirit Life in Relationships
Edification

Exhortation

Comfort
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The Shallow Ones
• Philippians 4. “ I beseech Euodias and beseech
Syntyche, that they be of the same mind in
the Lord”