Satan is Subtle and Seductive

Beware of Satans SchemesHalloween is always a tough time for Christians, especially for those with children. It is also a dangerous time for some who get involved with what may seem to be “harmless” events associated with Halloween – but they can also be “entry ways” for the occult and can prove very badly for those naive and gullible.

We need to remember, though, that there are two distinct kingdoms of the universe.

One is the Kingdom of God that is ruled and governed by God.  This is the kingdom of light, where righteousness rules and the result is having eternal life.

The other is the kingdom of the enemy that is ruled and governed by Satan.  This is a kingdom of darkness, where evil rules and the result is death.

Both kingdoms are ACTIVELY pursuing you for citizenship. Continue Reading

When in doubt, Praise God!

Remember GodThomas came with doubts, did Jesus turn him away?  No.  God never turns away the sincere heart. Tough questions do not stump God. He invites our inquiries. What concerns you?  What occupies your mind?  Talk to God.  Pray and read the Bible.  God can restore you.  He can heal you.

Doubt is a threat to faith – it leaves no room for the hope of faith that is rooted in the assurance of faith.

Here is some scripture to remember:

Praise the Lord for the glory of his name; worship the Lord because he is holy.
Psalm 29:2

Sing praises to the Lord, you who belong to him; praise his holy name.
Psalm 30:4

Come, let’s worship him and bow down. Let’s kneel before the Lord who made us,
because he is our God and we are the people he takes care of and the sheep that he tends.
Psalm 95:6–7

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Spiritual Warfare

Spiritual Warfare

Ephesians 6:16, “Above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.”

“Above all” may mean that the “shield” is to be used against everything.  The Christian’s calling in the world is that of a soldier.  The Christian’s shield offers protection against “all fiery darts of the wicked one”.  The flaming arrows of Satan cannot penetrate the believer who places his faith in God.

“Fiery darts” from the devil could be doubt, temptations, insecurity, evil imaginations, bad memories, vain thoughts, etc. Continue Reading