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faith - The Fellowship Site
Faith Busters
The Enemy’s Tactics to break
our faith or trust in God
FAITH
Opposing Plans
God loves Satan hates
you
you
He has a
He has a
wonderful
horrible
plan for
plan for
your life!
your life!
Spiritual Awareness
. . .lest Satan should
take advantage of us;
for we are not ignorant
of his devices.
2 Corinthians 2:11
FAITH
4 Faith Busters
Four Busting Tactics
1.
2.
3.
4.
Focus on Future Needs
Focus on Sudden Problems
Focus on the Circumstances
Focus only on the Physical Realm
FAITH
The Focus of the Buster
From Matthew’s Gospel
Its Power: Its Core: Its Weapon: How to Overcome: -
1. Focus on Future Needs
Matthew 6:25-33
Its Power: - Worry
Its Core: - Distrust Lord’s Provisions
Its Weapon: - Our needs
1. Focus on Future Needs
Matthew 6:19-33
Its Power: - Worry
Its Core: - Distrust Lord’s Provisions
Its Weapon: - Our needs
How to Overcome:
Focus on God’s kingdom
and His righteousness
Matthew 6:25-33
1. Focus on future Needs
Its Weakness
Illustrated
Nourishment – Birds of the air
Clothing- Flowers of the field
Trust the Father – He Knows
Do not worry about tomorrow
Today’s problems are enough
1. Focus on future Needs
Its Weakness
But seek first the kingdom of
God and His righteousness,
and all these things
shall be added to you.
Matthew 6:33
Four Tactics
1. Focus on Future Needs
2. Focus on the Sudden Problems
FAITH
2. Focus on Sudden Problems
Matthew 8:23-27
Its Power: Fear
Its Core: Distrust Lord’s Plans
Its Weapon:
Sudden uncontrollable circumstances
2. Focus on Sudden Problems
Its Weapon:
Sudden uncontrollable circumstances
It can overwhelm
Emotions - Matthew 8:26 - We Fear
Will - Matthew 8:26 - Unbelief
2. Focus on Real Problems
Matthew 8:26
Its Power: Fear
Its Core: Distrust Lord’s Plans
Its Weapon: Uncontrollable circumstances
1. Emotion - fear; 2. Will - unbelief = Little Faith
Its Weakness:
Focus on God’s Plans for us
Jeremiah 29:11
2. Focus on Sudden Problems
Its Weakness
For I know the thoughts that I
think toward you, says the
LORD, thoughts of peace and
not of evil, to give you a future
and a hope.
Jeremiah 29:11
Satan’s Tactics
1. Focus on Future Needs
But we focus on the Kingdom of God
and His Righteousness
2. Focus on the Sudden Problems
But we focus on God’s Plans for us
Four Tactics
1. Focus on Future Needs
2. Focus on the Sudden Problems
3. Focus on the Circumstances
FAITH
3. Focus on Circumstances
Matthew 14:22-32
Its Power: Lack of Trust
Its Core: Distrust Lord’s Faithfulness
Its Weapon:
Doubt - Double mindedness
3. Focus on Circumstances
Its Weapon:
Doubt
It’s Cure:
Focus on the Lord’s Presence
“Lord, save me!”
Matthew 14:30
Four Tactics
1.
2.
3.
4.
Focus on Future Needs
Focus on the Sudden Problems
Focus on the Circumstances
Focus only on the Physical Realm
FAITH
4. Focus on Physical
Realm Only
Matthew 16:1-12
Its Power: Confusion
Its Core: Distrust Lord’s Power
Its Weapon:
Confusion – especially between the
physical and spiritual realms
4. Focus on Physical
Realm only
Its Weapon: Confusion
It’s Cure:
Remember what the Lord has done in the
past for you.
Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget
not all His benefits:
Psalm 103:2
Four Tactics to fail
1.
2.
3.
4.
Focus on Future Needs
Focus on the Sudden Problems
Focus on the Circumstances
Focus only on the Physical Realm
FAITH
Four Tactics to
overcome
1.
2.
3.
4.
Focus on God’s Kingdom
Focus on God’s Plans
Focus on God’s Presence
Focus Past Workings of God
FAITH
Fly UP