Ever since Satan rose up wanting the honors of God (Isaiah 14:12-15), his aim has been domination. Humans must have seemed an easy target to him, but in God’s eternal plan, “God has chosen the weak things to bring to naught the things that are mighty” (1 Corinthians 1:27). Satan continues with his aims to this day. Among his strategies is the occult with all its manifestations. Against all these dangers, the Christian carries the bullet-proof shield of faith.
There are Christians who seem more demon-conscious than Jesus-conscious. Satan loves to distract us with demon manifestations. But neither exorcism nor healing is the whole Gospel. We follow the example of Jesus in such things, and His mission was the Kingdom of God. Jesus gave us a warning, too; “In this rejoice not that the spirits are subject unto you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven” (Luke 10:20). Actually, the occult is not the “root of all evil”, that’s “the love of money” (1 Timothy 6:10). 1 Peter 5 echoes this and tells us to, “Resist (Satan), standing firm in the faith…” The battle is in us. We overcome the devil by guarding ourselves with the shield of faith, throwing our trust upon God, giving the devil no place in our lives. “This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith” (1 John 5:4). Be blessed!
– Posted by Pastor Aaron Bagwell using BlogPress from the iPhone
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