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. Ephesians 6:12 In Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, Pilgrim, on his new Christian adventure finds himself in a dark valley where there lives a … Continue reading I Fought a Demon Friday
I place C.S. Lewis' The Screwtape Letters, published in 1942, in my personal Top 5 Books list. My copy is well-worn. Recently in my class, as we talked about Paul's emphasis on our spiritual growth in Ephesians 4, and Satan's hope that we will remain "spiritual infants," I cited The Screwtape Letters. That excerpt I … Continue reading Advice from a Demon
"The governor invited Barnabas and Saul to visit him, for he wanted to hear the word of God. But Elymas, the sorcerer, interfered and urged the governor to pay no attention to what Barnabas and Saul said. He was trying to keep the governor from believing." Acts 13:7-8 Satan is not only an opportunist (cf. … Continue reading When the Devil Interferes
On the book of Job, chapters 1-2... From award-winning author, Philip Yancey's, book, The Bible Jesus Read: “Nowhere else in the Bible are we more clearly informed of a realm beyond our own - one we cannot see but, nonetheless, exists. “Like Job, we live in ignorance of what is going on ‘behind the curtains.’ … Continue reading The Supernatural World
[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 Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons….Watch your life and doctrine closely." (1 Timothy 4:1 & 16) The topic of the supernatural is at a fevered pitch nowadays. Years ago, I sat in a class led by sociologist, Tony Campolo. … Continue reading Paranormal Activity: what the Bible says about Ghosts
"....in order that Satan might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes." 2 Corinthians 2:11 Phoebe Palmer, raised in New York City, was one of the first women of the 19th century to become a celebrated public figure and speaker. In her classic work, "The Way of Holiness," she writes, "But … Continue reading Your Enemy is Always Ready. Are you?
The simple answer is that Jesus never said life on planet earth was going to get "easier" after professing our faith in Him. However..... When we profess faith in Christ, "God moves in" and unleashes metaphysical power within us. Read on.... "When we come to faith in Christ, we become liberated prisoners of war. However, … Continue reading Why Doesn’t Life Get Easier When We Become Christians? (Great question….)