Notes: The Surrender Project
Major Damon Friedman
November 10, 2015
Valor- Harvest OC
One out of every two marriages ends in divorce and the mother raises 80% of those kids.
Satan attacks the family and that destroys a nation. Satan will use whatever he can.
The smartphone is a very easy way for Satan to attack your kids.
Kids are revolting against their parents in even greater numbers.
Satan is using the Government now and our right to praise Jesus.
Jesus died for all of us past, present and future.
1. We are either part of the solution or the problem.
Psalm 144:1 NLT
 Praise the LORD, who is my rock. He trains my hands for war and gives my fingers skill for battle.
We are built in such a way as man for war. As God builds the man, He builds the family.
No matter how ugly it ever gets, there is always hope, God can do anything!
I want my God, my liberty, my country and one nation under God.
1. Declare war against the enemy.
Your either are going to take it to the enemy or get it brought to you.
Victorious warriors win first and then go to war. Defeated warriors lose first and then go to war and hope to win.
We need to know where the enemy is and who to bring the war to.
Is it an addiction, a group , an insecurity? Where do you need to be prepared to bring the battle?
Warriors are dependent and more powerful with their wives. Wives makes us stronger, we must take care of them.
You need to be proficient with your weapons.
The enemy with AK47s seem to fire for their weapons for the first time when soldiers show up.
Ephesians 6:10-18 NLT
 A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.  Put on all of God's armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil.  For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.  Therefore, put on every piece of God's armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm.  Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God's righteousness.  For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared.  In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil.  Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.  Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.
Putting on the whole armor of God is not easy, but it is all needed. The enemy is strong and knows what it takes to take you down.
Ephesians 6:10 NLT
 A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.
Paul knew without the power of God that he was weak. He needed to put on the armor of God daily.
Acts 2:42 NLT
 All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals (including the Lord's Supper), and to prayer.
Those are the four food groups of spiritual warfare.
The Bible is the Word of God and it is your strongest weapon.
Jesus used the Word of God against satan.
If you don't understand the power of the Word of God then you will never get it.
The Word of God can do absolutely anything.
2. Prayer is a weakness we must work on.
Prayer literally moves mountains. We must use it and understand it.
Prayer is more powerful then any man made weapon.
Getting on your knees in prayer is a position of power.
A church that is united is a force to be reckoned with.
3. Fellowship and unity, not only helps defend you but your brother also. Together we are strong.
We are not alone, we are put together to build each other up.
2 Chronicles 16:9 NLT
 The eyes of the LORD search the whole earth in order to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him. What a fool you have been! From now on you will be at war."
We only get one chance on this earth. We all think we are going to make it to tomorrow, but that is not always true for all of us.
You have to be vigilant. God call us to be vigilant from Genesis to Revelation.
Acts 17:6 NLT
 Not finding them there, they dragged out Jason and some of the other believers instead and took them before the city council. "Paul and Silas have caused trouble all over the world," they shouted, "and now they are here disturbing our city, too.
These are regular guys that stand firm for the Lord.
Elijah was a man that was there for God. He called down fire from God.
James 5:17 NLT
 Elijah was as human as we are, and yet when he prayed earnestly that no rain would fall, none fell for three and a half years!
In 1 Kings, Elijah is watching these kings run the nation into the ground.
In a time of tyranny God raises up real warriors, are you one of them?
2. Real men answer the call.
Every person is given the weapons they need when they answer the call. God gives you what you need.
Elijah is protected by the Lord while he is doing what God calls him to do. God called him to take on the most powerful man in the nation.
My God can bring fire from the sky. The God of the universe is on my side.
You present Jesus for who Jesus is and God will do the rest.
Other religions can call on their God all they want. I know their God is not going to show up.
1 Kings 18:38-39 NLT
 Immediately the fire of the LORD flashed down from heaven and burned up the young bull, the wood, the stones, and the dust. It even licked up all the water in the trench!  And when all the people saw it, they fell face down on the ground and cried out, "The LORD-he is God! Yes, the LORD is God!"
If you have something destructive in your life, your need to take it out and kill it.
Acts 1:8 NLT
 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere-in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."
In the first century, only kings and emperors had power. These people didn't know what the power was that they were given.
They received Heavenly power.
People are still being freed every single day from the Heavenly power God has given us.
What are you willing to sacrifice to be a warrior for God?
Satan already has a plan to keep you from becoming a strong warrior. What is the idol he is using against you right now?
You must be honest with yourself. How long do you have on this earth?
We represent the King of kings. What are you doing with the mission you have been given?
Luke 10:18-20 NLT
 "Yes," he told them, "I saw Satan fall from heaven like lightning!  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.  But don't rejoice because evil spirits obey you; rejoice because your names are registered in heaven."