Spiritual Warfare

Common Sense Spiritual Warfare

I’ve been studying Spiritual Warfare for years. John Piper packs more truth into these four minutes than many people get into entire books.

Do you believe in casting out demons? How would you go about it?
I do, and I think there is a steady state, normal way to go about it from 2 Timothy 2:24-26. And I think occasionally there is what David Powlison would call an ekballistic form. David doesn’t think that is the normal way to do ministry, and we may or may not see things eye to eye there. So I would say, occasionally you see a manifestation of demonic power that is so in your face and so…

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Seminary as boot camp

A few of the young men from my church have opted to go into the Military. As of this writing both of them have graduated boot camp and one of them is deployed in Iraq. I honor them both for their willingness to carry Christ into the Army – both of them are doing that. I honor them for their willingness to fight the battles which liberal “wimpies” don’t want to acknowledge even exist.

A Simple Prayer in Spiritual Warfare

Scriptural basis

Colossians 1:12 – God the Father qualified you to share in the light
Colossians 1:13 – God rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and put us into the kingdom of his son. That means that we are not under the enemies power at all! But he likes to try and scare us still.
Colossians 1:22 God has made you holy, blameless and beyond accusation.
Colossians 2:10 God made you COMPLETE in Jesus, and Jesus is the authority over absolutely every thing, including the spirits.