10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. (Eph. 6:10-11) The old joke goes something like this: There are those who make things happen. There are those who see things happen. There are thoseContinue reading “Spiritual Warfare in the time of coronavirus”
I have returned to a devotional book reflecting on the writings of early church fathers and monks. Spiritual giants. It is a slow walk because every paragraph, at times, causes me to stop and catch my spiritual breath.
So, gear up. The battle rages. It is constant. You will not become weary. Christ is your strength.
The promises the Lord gives are powerful. The enemy wants those promises undelivered so he battles.
I’ve been meditating on the thought of the Daniel Generation that started HERE. The foundation to all of it is we must know God. If we do not truly know God, if we are not grounded in him, the American Church will head into a new “Dark Ages.” Not “America.” The American Church. As I have tried to prepareContinue reading “The people who know their God”
When I watch people say incredibly threatening things to a dentist who hunts a lion… (which, by the way, would be terroristic threats in some other situations)… and then say NOTHING when videos are shown of Planned Parenthood doctors talking of selling off body parts (or worse, defending the actions as “legal”)… and when IContinue reading “Culture of death”
Mark 5:1-20 tells the story of the demoniac in the Gerasene region. What strikes me each time I read this story is the toleration the villagers had for the bondage this man was under and when he was actually made whole, they wanted Jesus out of the region. They had “the devil they knew” andContinue reading “The toleration we have for “the devil we know””
I am meditating through the temptation of Jesus in Luke 4 again. I am continually challenged with the thought of Jesus being full of the Spirit, then led BY the Spirit into spiritual battle. We pray for spiritual power, but we don’t want the battles. Miracles don’t happen in calm times. Jesus didn’t walk onContinue reading “Spiritual power”
I am prayerfully walking through 2 Samuel now as I look at spiritual warfare. In Chapter 23 there is the story of David’s mighty men. Amazing heroes who would go the distance for David. They caught his heart, loved him, and would battle anyone anywhere on his behalf. I think of that and am deeplyContinue reading “David’s Mighty Men”
“Kids stories” are the best stories. I can remember them. The details may get more full as we grow older, but if I heard a Bible story as a kid, I can remember the basics. David and Goliath is such a main stay. And then to have it told in King James English… even better.Continue reading “David and Goliath”