Showing Up For The Fight


Default


Default judgment is a binding judgment in favor of either party based on some failure to take action by the other party. Most often, it is a judgment in favor of a plaintiff when the defendant has not responded to a summons or has failed to appear before a court of law. The failure to take action is the default.


Default can be compared to a forfeit victory.

failure to act; inaction or neglect



Show Up For the Fight



Putting the Brakes on Evil


One of the 4 parts of the Kingdom Brake System to Evil is - Authority

Lk 10:19


2 Kg 7 - Why sit we here till we die?


Greatest default loss in the history of man


Adam - dominion, didn’t use it over the only dangerous creature in the garden - the devil


Learning from Jesus



1. Jesus personal run in with Satan.



“Then Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan River. He was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, Then the devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, tell this stone to become a loaf of bread.”


But Jesus told him, “No! The Scriptures say, ‘People do not live by bread alone.’”


Then the devil took him up and revealed to him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. I will give you the glory of these kingdoms and authority over them,” the devil said, “because they are mine to give to anyone I please. I will give it all to you if you will worship me.


Jesus replied, “The Scriptures say, ‘You must worship the Lord your God and serve only him.’”


Then the devil took him to Jerusalem, to the highest point of the Temple, and said, “If you are the Son of God, jump off! For the Scriptures say, ‘He will order his angels to protect and guard you. And they will hold you up with their hands so you won’t even hurt your foot on a stone.’”


Jesus responded, “The Scriptures also say, ‘You must not test the Lord your God.’”


When the devil had finished tempting Jesus, he left him until the next opportunity came.”

Luke 4:1, 3-13 NLT


Jesus didn’t reason with Satan.

Jesus did NOT discuss or argue His Identity or destiny with the devil.

Don’t carry on conversations

Your anger and emotions don’t hurt the devil.



2. Jesus delegated authority to His disciples



““Yes,” he told them, “I saw Satan fall from heaven like lightning!


Jesus was NEVER impressed or overawed with Satan. He knew him.


Look, I have given you authority over all the power of the enemy, and you can walk among snakes and scorpions and crush them. Nothing will injure you.


Delegated authority to disciples


But don’t rejoice because evil spirits obey you; rejoice because your names are registered in heaven.”


Don’t be overly attracted to the devil’s work or your authority over them. He’ll draw your attention to himself and yourself.


Your kingdom citizenship is worth your attention. Your authority is backed up from the King in the Kingdom



At that same time Jesus was filled with the joy of the Holy Spirit, and he said, “O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, thank you for hiding these things from those who think themselves wise and clever, and for revealing them to the childlike. Yes, Father, it pleased you to do it this way.”

Luke 10:18-21 NLT


There are some who scoff at authority push back re our dominion over the devil.

Be simple enough to believe it.



3. Jesus gave keys to the Kingdom - permission or forbidding