Putting The Brakes On Evil


Mark 16:15 And then he told them, “Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone. (NLT)

Go into all the world - could be a holiday ……

and preach - mission

Good news Gospel of the Kingdom - message

195 Countries in the world United Nations


I am a spirit, I have a soul and live in a body

Parents contributed to your body

Identity - name, parents,

  • What does a baby know?

  • Doesn’t know some things that are true about him.

  • But they are true just the same

  • At birth - child of parents - come to know soonest

  • Citizen of Australia - rights and responsibilities

  • Citizenship and passport are cancelled when someone passes away

  • Deleted from population records

  • You are a SPIRIT

  • Didn’t come from parents The spirit of a person comes from God.

2 spiritual kingdoms - light and darkness

Where are they -

1 Peter 2:9 But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light.” (NLT)

Because everyone sinned.

Every person is in darkness - no way to get out

Till born again. No other way to get out

Colossians 1:13 For he has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of his dear Son, (NLT)

Icons countries are known for

  • PIC - EIFEL TOWER

  • PIC - GREAT WALL

Kingdom of Darkenss Characterised by vs what the Kingdom of Light is Characterised by


  • Lies / Truth

  • Sickness / healing

  • Death / Life

  • Torment / Freedom

  • War / Real Peace (not just compromise)

  • Fear / Sound Mind


Since Jesus defeated the one who had the power of death

How does the devil still have power to do evil?

Darkness increases as people respond to the lies, deceipt and influence of fear

What can the Kof L do to slow down or stop the spread of darkness?


PIC - COLLAGE

PIC PEDAL

How do you stop a car. Just the pedal?

Requires a whole system


The Kingdom of God is the Brake System to the Kingdom of Darkness

Disc Brake System

Pedal - Government / Politics / Enforcement

PIC PEDAL

  1. Presence of God in the Church and the Church’s presence in person and in prayer

  • Education

  • People care - hospitals, aged care, social agencies, etc

  • Business / Jobs / Finance

  • Media /Communication / Technology

  • Entertainment - arts, sports, games

2. Marriage and Family to image and represent Him. (according to God’s creative design) - strengthening


3. Authority over the devil - Luke 10:19


4. Overcome evil with Good


James 4:7. So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. (NLT)


Humble to God - Side with and obey His Word instead of arguing and pushing back. Consult with God in prayer.


Resist - push back. Say no to the devil like Jesus did. Tell him to leave.

Resist evil by applying the force of righteousness.


Offensive


Jesus 1Jn 3:8


Life Power

Authority over the Works of the devil - sickness was destroyed by healing, etc


Life Power in Character


Philippians 1:11 May you always be filled with the fruit of your salvation—the righteous character produced in your life by Jesus Christ—for this will bring much glory and praise to God. (NLT)


"The best defense is a good offense" is an adage that has been applied to many fields of endeavor, including games and military combat. It is also known as the strategic offensive principle of war. Generally, the idea is that proactivity (a strong offensive action) instead of a passive attitude will preoccupy the opposition and ultimately hinder its ability to mount an opposing counterattack, leading to a strategic advantage

John 17:15 I’m not asking you to take them out of the world, but to keep them safe from the evil one.


John 17:16 They do not belong to this world any more than I do. Make them holy by your truth; teach them your word, which is truth.


John 17:18 Just as you sent me into the world, I am sending them into the world. (NLT)


You ARE a child of God

You ARE a part of the family of God

You are also a citizen of the Kingdom of God where you have rights and responsibilities.

God’s purpose for your life is also mission