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Lesson 13: A Church Is a Spiritual Body (Ephesians)

The Church Is To Be a Good Soldier of Jesus Christ: The Soldier’s Enemy – Ephesians 6.10-12
(16 questions with answers following)
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Added on April 13, 2017

Answers at the end, following the questions
Those who disagree with anything please see the note at the end. Reasoned dialogue is encouraged and any Bible or fact based comments, if made in a Christian manner in an attempt to get to the truth will be considered.

These are open book quizzes. Refer to your Bible for answers.

Ephesians 6:10-12: “10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

  1. To this point in Ephesians 6, we have seen the soldier’s basic training which takes place in the _______. We have seen that God also had something to say to him when he goes into the ________ either as employee or employer. Of course, we are looking at the believer who is to fight for the h_____, for s_________, and for the c_______ as a soldier for Christ. Now, in verses 10-12, we learn of the soldier’s _________.
  2. The believer is in a battle which is fought along s_________ lines using s_________ weapons. Remember, we are seated in the h___________ but we are living in the w________. If a believer is not living a life that pleases Christ, he is wasting his time studying his B______ and going to c________. In fact, he is doing the cause of Christ more _______ than _______ if his teaching is exalted but his l_______ is low.
  3. The devil wants to destroy the witness of
    _
    a. skid row, the nightclub, the underworld and the mafia
    b. the believer
    c. the church
    d both b and c
  4. The spiritual soldier for Christ, to please God, must

    a. obey God as to method
    b. obey God as to weaponry
    c. walk in the spirit
    d. all of the above
    e. none of the above
  5. Sometimes, the most dangerous place to be is (explain your answer)

    a. in church
    b. in the nightclub
    c. in a casino
    d. none of the above
  6. The believer is instructed: “[B]e strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the _________ armour of _____, that ye may be able to stand against the ________ of the _________. For we wrestle not against ________ and ________, but against ____________________, against __________, against the rulers of _______________ in this world, against _____________ ______________ in _______ places (Ep. 6.10-12).”
  7. The believer needs spiritual power because the enemy is s_____________ and the warfare is s_____________.
  8. The flesh of the believer is not the ________ to be fought. The way of __________ over the flesh is outlined in Romans 6.
  9. Only God’s armor can withstand the strategy and onslaught of S________ who has all kinds of w________, spiritual missiles. The believer’s enemy is not f_________ and ________ and he is not to fight other m______. The ________ is the enemy of every man. The way to victory over the devil is:
    _
    a. to obey the commands
    b. to “put on the whole armour of God”
    c. “to stand”
    d. none of the above
    e. all of the above
  10. We now live in a demonic world. Demonism is a popular ____________. There are many churches of S________. Strange things are happening in many of these weird, way-out groups. People are being ensnared and led into all kinds of d________. Evil s______________ forces are working against b____________, G____, C_______, and ch________ who seek to honor God. _________, as recorded in the book of Daniel, had been praying and did not get an answer. __________ had been in conflict with a demon and had to go back for reinforcement. There was a _____________ battle going on, and we have one today. See Daniel 10.2-13.
  11. Principalities are:

    a. demons who seek to mislead silly women
    b. demons with oversight of nations
    c. both of the above
    d. neither of the above
  12. Powers are

    a. demons who want to possess human beings
    b. demons who want to lead the church of Satan
    c. both of the above
    d. neither of the above
  13. The rulers of the darkness of this world are:

    a. demons who have charge of cities
    b. demons who have charge of nations
    c. demons who have charge of Satan’s worldly business
    d. all of the above
  14. Spiritual wickedness in high places are

    a. the demons who reign in the celestial kingdom
    b. the demons in the heavenlies who have charge of religion
    c. both of the above
    d. neither of the above
  15. The heartbreak, the heartache, the suffering, and the tragedies of life are the other problems that are in the world today are the cause of ________. ________ heads up the demonic forces.
  16. As to the spiritual warfare that God calls churches and believers to fight, many have lost sight of

    a. the fact that they are to build bigger buildings.
    b. the fact that they are to build up people in the Word of God.
    c. the fact that they are called to fight a spiritual battle.
    d. the principle that they are to cooperate in a spirit of love and get rid of the spirit of criticism, bitterness, and hatred so that the Spirit can work.
    e. a-c
    f. b-d

Answers

  1. To this point in Ephesians 6, we have seen the soldier’s basis training which takes place in the home. The God had something to say to him when he goes into the world either as employee or employer. Of course, we are looking at the believer who is to fight for the home, for society, and for the church as a soldier for Christ. Now, in verses 10-12, we learn of the soldier’s enemy.
  2. The believer is in a battle which is fought along spiritual lines using spiritual weapons. Remember, we are seated in the heavenlies but we are living in the world. If a believer is not living a life that pleases Christ, he is wasting his time studying his Bible and going to church. In fact, he may be doing the cause of Christ more harm than good if his teaching is exalted but his living is low.
  3. d
  4. d
  5. The devil is in the church. The devil was in the upper room with Jesus. The devil entered into Judas Iscariot to betray Jesus. The devil is a deceiver who comes to us as an angel of light. 2 Co. 11:14-15 “And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.” The devil does not say, “I’m the devil. I’m here to take you in and fool you.” He will use every possible way to deceive you. If you are in an apostate church, the devil will say, “Remember, grandpa had a pew in the church and that window over there is named for grandma. You can’t afford to leave this church because you have so much invested here.” The word of God says, “Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, (2 Co. 6:17)”
  6. The believer is instructed: “[B]e strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devi For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of darkness in this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places (Ep. 6.10-12).”
  7. The believer needs spiritual power because the enemy is spiritual and the warfare is spiritual.
  8. The flesh of the believer is not the enemy to be fought. The way of victory over the flesh is outlined in Romans 6.
  9. Only God’s armor can withstand the strategy and onslaught of Satan who has all kinds of weapons, spiritual missiles. The believer’s enemy is not flesh and blood and he is not to fight other men. The devil is the enemy of every man. The way to victory over the devil is
    _
    e (See Ep. 6.11, 13, 14)
  10. We now live in a demonic world. Demonism is a popular subject (other correct answers such as “pastime, religion, etc. are also correct). There are many churches of Satan. Strange things are happening in many of these weird, way-out groups. People are being ensnared and led into all kinds of demonism. Evil spiritual forces are working against believers, God, Christ, and churches who seek to honor God. Daniel, as recorded in the book of Daniel, had been praying and did not get an answer. Daniel had been in conflict with a demon and had to go back for reinforcement. There was a spiritual battle going on, and we have one today. See Daniel 10.2-13.
  11. b
  12. a
  13. d
  14. b
  15. The heartbreak, the heartache, the suffering, and the tragedies of life are the other problems that are in the world today are the cause of Satan. Satan heads up the demonic forces.
  16. f

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Street Preaching, Spiritual Warfare/Luciferianism, Enochian Magick, Aliester Crowley & Dinkytown Witches

Sinners_Hell

Jerald Finney
Copyright © October 11, 2015

Dinkytown

October 31, 2015 at Dinkeytown: CHEWBACCA showed up; but, sadly, did not get saved
October 31, 2015 at Dinkeytown: CHEWBACCA showed up; but, sadly, did not get saved. “And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” (Mark 16:15)

Never before has it been more clear that “churches” in America have not been fighting spiritual warfare as directed by God. See After Salvation. The treatment of one of Satan’s main spiritual leaders, the Pope, proves this as do other facts. One of those facts is the spread, before our very eyes, of luciferianism and magic. Children (see, e.g., PBN children’s programming) and adult programs on television, in the movies, and music are preparing the way for the anti-christ by teaching, e.g., magic and luciferianism. This article is actually based upon an entry on “The Trials and Tribulations of the OPBC ‘No Small Stir’ Street Preaching Ministry.” This article clearly illustrates the clash between good and evil in America. Sadly, most “Christians” have no idea what is going on nor are they following their Lord and fighting evil on any (most “Christians”) front or all fronts (almost all “Christians”). The clash is centered in the public speech forum in front of a luciferian bookstore in Dinkytown.

Believers, luciferians, and all who are interested in what is going on in the spiritual realm should listen to Luciferianism, Enochian Magick, Aliester Crowley & Dinkytown Witches.

The following is copied and pasted from the webpage. The believer will learn much by reading and listening to the resources linked to on the following which is copied and pasted from The Trials and Tribulations of the OPBC‘No Small Stir’ Street Preaching Ministry (this will be supplemented as the situation develops):

April 18, 2015 update

Satanists hate the free speech that came about because of the persecutions and spiritual warefare of our historic Baptist brothers, sisters, and children. Yet they want to communicate their lies on others.
Satanists hate the free speech that came about because of the persecutions and spiritual warefare of our historic Baptist brothers, sisters, and children. Yet they want to communicate their lies to others.

Freedom of speech as guaranteed by the United States Constitution, First Amendment, the Minnesota Constitution, and the city of Minneapolis Charter and Code of Ordinances is especially important in this situation. To understand why, go to Luciferianism, Enochian Magick, Aliester Crowley & Dinkytown Witches.

On this date, Old Paths Baptist Church (“OPBC”) men went to Minneapolis MN to preach in the public forum. Some were assaulted. A peace officer came and told them to leave in 5 minutes or be arrested, thereby violating their civil rights (First Amendment speech rights). The men of  OPBC understand the limits of the law concerning street preaching; they know that freedom of speech does not allow them to criminal trespass, obstruct highways, passageways, and doorways, to assault anyone, etc. But they also know that their speech cannot be suppressed by the police or anyone else in violation of First Amendment law or based upon pretense. The law on this is available on various resources linked to on this site. See, e.g., other information on this webpage, Tract, Street Preaching in America: Is it Legal? or For greater understanding of the free speech rights of Americans in the public forum click left click here and read the brief of Jerald Finney in the Steve Drake case.

See the bias, arrogance, abuse, and lack of legal knowledge of the peace officer at:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lh4h8q_WbkY.

5See the actions toward street preachers of a Minneapolis Police Officer who understands First Amendment law concerning speech in the public forum at: Minneapolis Police Officer understands the First Amendment.

OPBC will make a sincere effort to handle this matter without the need for court intervention. They men of OPBC will be returning to street preach at Dinkeytown and want to make sure the officers know the law so that they can properly perform their duties according to the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and the Constitution of Minnesota. OPBC does not want to cause unnecessary expense to individual police officers, the University of Minnesota Police Department, the mayor and city council of Minneapolis, and the taxpayers of the city of Minneapolis nor do they wish to waste the time God has given them by addressing well settled legal matters in court.

4As of April 18, 2015 at 9:55 p.m., e-mails have been sent to Minneapolis mayor Betsy Hodges, Minneapolis City Attorney, and Chief of Police Junee Harteau. The e-mail to the city attorney (the other e-mails were modified for the particular office) stated as follows (in red):

041815
From Jerald Finney
jerald.finney@sbcglobal.net
512-785-8445

RE: Violation of Civil Rights of Street Preachers by Minneapolis Police

To City Attorney of Minneapolis, MN.:

3I am writing this note as a member of and on behalf of men whose civil rights were blatantly violated by the Minneapolis Police on April 18, 2014. The men are members of the church I also belong to, OPBCin Northfield, MN. I write this as a member of the church, not as a legal representative at this point, although I am an attorney who now practices in Texas. I plan to move to Northfield as soon as I can.

Should legal action be required, the men already have talked to an organization which will provide legal assistance in Minnesota. I write this in hopes that this matter can be resolved without civil suit and without getting an attorney involved. Suing in federal court for the gross violations of the Minneapolis police can only cost the taxpayers of Minneapolis a lot of money for a hopeless cause. The story of the men whose rights were violated is all on DVD. It will be online on my website and also on facebook very soon. The law is clear as to the rights of people to preach, teach, speak, etc. on the public forum. The police, as I understand it, threatened the preachers with arrest for disorderly conduct and hate speech, if they did not leave in 5 minutes. The police did no investigation; they just threatened the street preachers. The street preachers know all about the law involved.

2I am sure that you, as city attorney, are very familiar with First Amendment speech rights in the public forum. So that you know that the street preachers are also familiar with that law, you may refer to a tract which they are familiar with and which I wrote: the tract, “Street Preaching in America: Is It Legal”  is online at https://opbcbibletrust.wordpress.com/b-messages-from-pastor/street-preaching/tract-street-preaching-in-america-is-it-legal/. More legal information on free speech rights in the public forum is linked to on the website page listed in the next paragraph, a page they are familiar with.

9These men have had to deal with matters like this before. You can read some of their trials and tribulations at https://opbcbibletrust.wordpress.com/b-messages-from-pastor/street-preaching/december-25-2013-an-unfolding-street-preaching-battle-in-northfield-minnesota/. In every case on that cite, you will find that the city police and government involved relented when the civil rights violations were brought to the attention of the city attorney, mayor, city council, Chief of Police, and police departments. The police department was instructed as to the law of speech in the public forum and thereafter ceased to violate the rights of the public speakers since they obviously did not want to waste taxpayer money for issues which are firmly entrenched in American law.

1Hopefully, we will be able to resolve this matter in accordance with the law, and the police department will be educated on and thereafter do their job in these type situations (to protect peaceful public speakers who are exercising their constitutionally guaranteed freedoms from those who are so offended by protected speech that they lie, assault, etc. those who say things that upset them in public and so forth).

The street preachers have informed me that at least one of them was assaulted by an offended listener, yet the police refused to follow up on their complaint concerning the assault. The complaint was only made after the police rudely violated the civil rights of the preachers.

I will be contacting the chief of police, the city council members, and the mayor in our sincere attempts to resolve this matter in the most reasonable, lawful, and Christian manner without having to resort to legal actions which will cost your taxpayers a lot of money.

Yours Most Sincerely,
Jerald Finney

7I received a response from the city attorney to the above e-mail on 041915 requesting specifics of the location of the incident. I promptly replied and included a link to the Youtube address (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lh4h8q_WbkY) of the video of the encounter with the police.

We received back an e-mail from the Minneapolis PD. The e-mail (absent phone nos. and names) was as follows (in red):

Minneapolis [e-mail address removed]; To jerald.finney@sbcglobal.net; April 19, 2015 at 1:18 PM

Dear Jerald,

We appreciate your email.

You can file a complaint against the officer online and I have attached the link to this email [link removed]. You can also call Police conduct for them to review your video at 612-673-5500.

If there is anything else we can help you with please contact us.  Thank you for emailing the City of Minneapolis.

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Pastor Jason filed a complaint on 4/20/15 and will be called Police conduct to have them review the video(s).

If need be, the e-mail addresses for the city council members and city attorney will  be obtained , letters will be e-mailed to them, etc. Hopefully, the actions already initiated will, when completed, resolve this problem.

Pastor Jason Cooley received a letter dated April 30, 2015 from the Minneapolis Office of Police Conduct Review. The following is a picture of that letter:

I will be dealing with the UMPD according to their guidelines (Addressing Concerns or complaints) starting Monday, October 12, 2013 and will supplement this article accordingly. I will begin by trying to handle this informally, but it that does not work, a formal written complaint will be filed.

8Again, as always, these actions are being taken in an effort to settle this matter without having to go to Federal Court. Such action can cost the citizens of Minneapolis (or the University of Minnesota), as well as the department and individual officer(s) involved, a considerable amount of money in attorneys’ fees alone; and all for a hopeless cause the law of which is well established in American law. Of course, should the Chief, the Mayor, the City Council members, and the city attorney fail to respond properly, they, as well as the city, may also become subject to suit.

I e-mailed a letter (click here for online of the letter) and also sent it CMRRR on November 2, 2015 the Minneapolis Mayor, Chief of Police, Lieutenant David Wilske  (Patrol Division, University of Minnesota Police Department), The Ward 2 City Councilman, the Commander of the 2nd Precinct, and the City Attorney

The OPBC street preachers street preached in Dinkeytown and then outside the University of Minnesota football stadium (during and after the Minnesota/Michigan football game) on October 31, 2015.

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I e-mailed a letter of thanks to the appropriate Minneapolis officials on November 2, 2015. Click here to see a copy of that letter.

Officer Wilske courteously replied to my e-mail on November 4, 2015. He stated that he already understood First Amendment speech rights, that he observed a group of street preachers at Dinkeytown and outside the football stadium on October 31, and reminded them that they cannot ” block passage of pedestrians or sidewalks and they understood this and abided by this.”

At this point, the problem seems to have been brought under control. The men of OPBC want to thank Lieutenant Wilske for his courtesy and professionalism in dealing with them and this matter.

See the bias, arrogance, abuse, and lack of legal knowledge of the peace officer at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lh4h8q_WbkY.

See the street preachers at the Magus Bookstore Dinkeytown at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dERYyn8rzwk&feature=youtu.be

Other DVD’s taken at the scene are not published online.

The Minneapolis Police have now done their job, to this date (November 23, 2015) when the men of OPBC have street preached there. On November 4, 2015, I received an e-mail from Lieutenant Wilske in which he said that he understood 1st Amendment rights and will refresh the officers memories on this.

The men of OPBC street preaching ministry, as should all citizens of the city of the United States, wish to thank Lieutenant Wilske and the other Minneapolis police officers who respect and obey the law. The freedoms provided for in the Constitution of the United States and lower laws make this a better place to live.

RichardYerby