(sermon starts at 29:30) Ephesians 2:1-3 Let’s return to the hope promises from the Word. There is always a human aspect of the work of God’s intentions, His promises. What is it that so many Christians are not experiencing the buoyancy, the hope of living in Christ’s love? Sharing God’s salvation and love asks us to show someone without hope, living just day to day an example of a person who is at rest, who has peace. If you love people, we can offer them the best possible remedy for their bruises, bondages, and burdens. When we understand that we battle our enemy, Satan, we can start fighting against despondency and despair in our world today. His only goal is to destroy, to kill God’s people. You can learn to fight against him. Christ has already won, but we must face the attacks believing that. Our weapon is the Word of God. Our weapon is prayer.
Once you were dead because of your disobedience and your many sins. You used to live in sin, just like the rest of the world, obeying the devil—the commander of the powers in the unseen world. He is the spirit at work in the hearts of those who refuse to obey God.