On Wednesday Night, August 17th, at 6:30pm, we will study Spiritual Warfare. I’ve received lots of requests for this study probably because of all the changes we have experienced in the last few years. We look at the world we live in and we're overwhelmed. The “High Places” in the world and among the nations are being held by leaders who are making decisions that are unbiblical, unholy, and illogical. We go to our jobs and send our children to school and often find leaders whose daily business practices are sometimes immoral, unethical, or illegal. Even some so called Christian denominations and churches are being led by people whose methods are unspiritual and unscriptural. Closer to home, we often have family members who are unbelievers and some even living lifestyles that are ungodly and self-destructive. How shall we then live (Eze 33:10)?
We watch TV or go online and hear some preacher or teacher telling us that we need to practice "Spiritual Warfare" from Ephesians 6. They say that if we are filled with the Spirit enough, if we claim “words of faith” enough, if we “pray with authority” enough, if we "plead the blood of Christ" strongly enough, if we “bind Satan” tightly enough – then we should be able to “move these mountains.”
So you pray as boldly and strongly as you know how – and nothing seems to happen in the high places of government, the middle places at work, or the lower places at home. And then those "fiery darts" of the Devil: disappointment, doubt, and depression leave you in despair.
That will be our Wednesday Night Question of the Week:
Does Spiritual Warfare still work in the 21st Century?