Devotional

God of This Age

May 15, 2017

Satan is indeed active! He is manipulating the forces of nature and bringing disaster upon men, he is at work in society oppressing people through various philosophies that lead to tyranny and war, and he’s busy spreading false religion that he might steal men’s souls and rob them of eternal life. Prayer and Proclamation As […]

False Religion

May 8, 2017

Another manifestation of the devil’s activity is false religion. This is Satan’s masterpiece and perhaps his greatest means of influence. It is also his most deadly weapon because it is aimed directly at men’s souls. The ultimate goal of the devil is to keep a human soul from the salvation that is available in Christ, […]

Human Affairs

May 1, 2017

We saw last week that Satan is alive and working in the natural realm, but he doesn’t stop there! He is also busy at work in the affairs of men. Whether it’s international politics, the media, academia, the entertainment industry, or the fads and fashions of the world, his influence is undeniable. Paul referred to […]

The God of This Age

April 24, 2017

Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan also came among them. And the LORD said to Satan, “From where do you come?” So Satan answered the LORD and said, “From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking back and forth […]

The Weapons of Our Warfare

April 17, 2017

For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ. 2 Corinthians […]

The Battle Is the Lord’s!

April 10, 2017

Over the last few weeks, we have established the reality of spiritual warfare. Now, we need to learn how to survive in this invisible battle. The first thing to remember is that “the battle is the Lord’s” (1 Samuel 17:47); therefore, we must be “strong in the Lord and in the power of His might” […]

The Conflict

April 3, 2017

The next thing we need to consider is the intimate nature of the conflict indicated by the term wrestle. There are really two aspects to spiritual warfare. There is the general sense in which the collective forces of God are battling the collective forces of Satan. Then there is also a very personal aspect in […]

The Opposition

March 27, 2017

As we continue our look at the topic of spiritual warfare, let’s consider the inspiration behind the conflict: the devil and his angels. Who is the devil? Is he a real entity or just a mythological figure? Who is the Devil? The Bible teaches that the devil is a real person, a spirit being who […]

The Battle

March 20, 2017

Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Ephesians 6:11–12 Wouldn’t […]

God’s Blessing for Marriage

March 13, 2017

We have considered the origins of marriage, its purpose, and the keys to a God-glorifying marriage. In closing, this is what we need to remember. Marriage is God’s good gift to us, to bless us. Cheryl and I will be celebrating our 37th anniversary this May. We’ve had our ups and downs. We’ve had good […]