Tag Archives: spiritual warfare

Opposition; August 2, 2020


Mark 3:5-6 He looked around at them in anger and, deeply distressed at their stubborn hearts, said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He stretched it out, and his hand was completely restored. Then the Pharisees went out and … Continue reading

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Delegation; July 16, 2020


Matthew 9:37-38 Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” Jesus was very aware of delegation. The verse … Continue reading

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Fathers; July 10, 2020


Malachi 4:5-6 “See, I will send you the prophet Elijah before that great and dreadful day of the Lord comes. He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers; … Continue reading

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Self-control; June 15, 2020


Proverbs 16:32 Better a patient man than a warrior, a man who controls his temper than one who takes a city. The overall impact is the same, but it’s interesting to see that the Japanese renders this verse as, “He … Continue reading

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Spiritual Warfare; May 19, 2020


Revelation 20:9 They marched across the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of God’s people, the city he loves. But fire came down from heaven and devoured them. When I first read through today’s passage I wondered how … Continue reading

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Evil; May 8, 2020


1 John 5:19 We know that we are children of God, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one. The second half of this verse seems very negative, and almost seems to violate the sovereignty … Continue reading

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False Apostles; February 22, 2020


2 Corinthians 11:13-15 For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, masquerading as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. It is not surprising, then, if his servants masquerade as servants of … Continue reading

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Satan; February 16, 2020


2 Corinthians 2:10-11 If you forgive anyone, I also forgive him. And what I have forgiven–if there was anything to forgive–I have forgiven in the sight of Christ for your sake, in order that Satan might not outwit us. For … Continue reading

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Prayer; February 9, 2020


Romans 15:30 I urge you, brothers, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to join me in my struggle by praying to God for me. Probably countless “missionary prayer letters” have quoted this verse. In … Continue reading

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Spiritual Warfare; February 7, 2020


Romans 13:12 The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. This whole chapter is loaded with immensely practical teaching, some of which … Continue reading

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