stand firm

Your Authority in Christ

“I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.” – Luke 10:19 We discussed yesterday how Satan exists, and that we, as Christians, have power and authority over the evil he seeks to bring into our lives. In this discussion, we affirmed that Jesus had triumphed in the battle! Today I want to discuss a little more about our adversary and the source of his fleeting sense of power. The existence of lack and evil in this world, I believe, is perpetrated by people; yet, their fundamental cause is found in the angelic realm, specifically through Satan and the fallen angels who chose to serve him rather than the Lord of all. When we talk about the devil and Satanic influences in modern culture, it’s natural for educated people to become defensive — because the

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Stand Therefore

“Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore…” – Ephesians 6:13,14 (NKJV) Yesterday, we talked about maintaining a prayerful posture in the midst of the challenging times in which we’re living. Yet even as we regularly turn our hearts to Jesus, I think many of us feel like we want to do more. And though I’m certain the Lord is revealing new assignments to some in this season, I believe that consistency is the key that unlocks influence in the midst of instability. While leadership sometimes demands blazing a trail, in the current climate, it may just as well be defined by staying the course and being faithful moment by moment. The prize goes to those who don’t quit, and in these uncertain days, remaining anchored in God’s sufficiency is what

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