As believers, our battle with the enemy begins in our mind. Temptations, doubts, fear, etc., all begin in the mind. One author wisely wrote, “Our feet, hands and bodies follow where the mind leads us. It is in our minds that we remember, we understand, we make decisions and we evaluate truth from fiction... [So … Continue reading Mind Games
[Jesus said],“When the unclean spirit has gone out of a person, it passes through waterless places seeking rest, and finding none it says, ‘I will return to my house from which I came.’ And when it comes, it finds the house swept and put in order. Then it goes and brings seven other spirits more … Continue reading Homeless Demons
“The Shield of Faith” – Part 4 of a 7 part series on the “Armor of God” (Ephesians 6:10-18) In the 1989 movie, “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,” Indiana (Harrison Ford) is being forced to endure successive “tests” of skill (and luck) to accomplish his goal: discover and acquire the “holy grail.” To make … Continue reading Shields Up!
“The Gospel of Peace Footwear” – Part 3 of a 7 part series on the “Armor of God” (Ephesians 6:10-18) "...to stand against;....to withstand;....to stand firm;....Stand, therefore...." Four times Paul reiterates the overriding purpose for our "armor" as he introduces the believer's supernatural panoply: to stand i.e. not give ground to the enemy (Ephesians 6:10-14). … Continue reading Nike, Adidas & “εὐαγγέλιον”
“The Breastplate of Righteousness” – Part 2 of a 7 part series on the “Armor of God” (Ephesians 6:10-18) When I was young i was always conflicted when I read James 5:16 - "....The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective." I found myself being glad that prayer contained such power, but at … Continue reading “Me? Righteous??” (God: “Yes, you.”)
"The Belt of Truth" - Part 1 of a 7 part series on the "Armor of God" (Ephesians 6:10-18) Pilate's question to Jesus (cited above) is proof that, although technology & culture changes, people never do. Mankind has the same needs/questions we had in Pilate's day, one question being, "What is truth?" Describing the "armor … Continue reading “What is truth?” (Pontius Pilate)