Prince of the Power of the Air (Ephesians 2:1-10)
In this sermon we are going to be looking at Satan as the prince and the power of the air. The purpose of this sermon is to use a radio and radio waves as an example to show the power of the air and how Satan uses those to advance the course of this world. We will use the radio and radio waves as a type to show us that if we are tuned into the Holy Spirit then we will be able to discern between the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.
3 Things to note in Ephesians 2:2
1) The course of this world (2 Corinthians 4:4 ; 1 John 2:15-17)
- Satan is the God of this world and the course of this world is driven by the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life.
2) The prince of the power of the air (Daniel 11:38 ; Job 38:35)
- Satan is a god of forces and there is great power in our air that Satan uses, such as radio waves.
- Thanks to modern technology we are on information overload and it is really do damage to society (Daniel 12:4 ; 2 Timothy 3:7)
3) The spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience (2 Thess. 2:7 1 John 4:1-6)
- The spirit of anit-christ has been at work for a long time, but I think the advancement of modern technology has progressed and enhanced his work tremendously.
Just as the radio uses waves that we cannot see and there is great power in them, there is a spiritual realm that is all around us and yet we cannot see it or the power that it has when it comes to this world. (2 Kings 6:13-17 ; Ephesians 6:12).
How can we overcome the prince of the power of the air?
As we have seen so far everything is really a spiritual battle therefore as it says in 1 John 4:6 we must be able to discern between the spirit of truth and the spirit of error. How can we do this?
1) Plug into the power source (Ephesians 2:6-9)
- You must be saved. Salvation is the first step and without Salvation there is no way to have the power to overcome the prince of the power of the air.
2) Tune into the right station (Ephesians 6:17 ; Hebrews 4:12 ; Hebrews 5:12-14)
- The word of Truth is your only weapon in spiritual warfare. You must spend as much time in God’s word or you will never be able to distinguish between the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.
3) Stay put (Ephesians 3:13-21)
- Once you find an church that teaches and preaches the King James Bible, stay put.
4) Do what God’s word says (Ephesians 2:10)