Greetings to our old friends and to the over 5
dozen new subscribers to our list since the last email!
Tonight I am in Muskogee, OK on the way to a week of meetings in
Missouri. It will be great to see all of our friends at Lincoln's Abundant Life
Christian Center and Sedalia's New Hope Baptist Church. Thanks
for praying with us that the seminars challenge and recharge the churches there and that
God bring salvation and deliverance to anyone in need through the the ministry over the
next few days.
Below you'll find the next chapter of my book on personal
victory and spiritual warfare, Disarming the Powers of
Darkness. Chapter five is "There's Power in the Word."
I hope it will be a blessing to you.
I need to take this opportunity to give the Lord praise for
the many open doors He divinely provided in making a way for us to move into both our new
ministry headquarters and home. Melanie and I are thrilled to be in a more stable and
permanent situation for both our ministry and family. We know it was the hand of
God that made a way for us but we greatly appreciate those of you who've been obedient to
the Lord and contributed with financial provision.
That said, we are still lacking about $2,000 in finish work
to complete the office, lay carpet, buy a desk or two and wire everything together. We
could sure use a new computer for Melanie too (she's using an old and and dreadfully slow
IBM at the moment).
Since I haven't mailed a "print" newsletter out
via "snail mail" since December we've watched our weekly income decline
steadily. Last week's income was really down, so I need to remind you that we
depend completely on your gifts to pay for and sustain our outreaches.
In the long range I am praying that the Lord bring us
enough new regular monthly donors that our ongoing office expenses will be more than met
each month. However, this week I am trusting the Lord for the immediate help we need to
come in. Otherwise, our new facility is simply a space filled with boxes. Your gift will
help us make it functional so that we can even more efficiently get back to defending the
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There's Power in the Word!
And they overcame him by the
blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto
Here in Revelation 12:11, we see the
Greek word logos translated word in the King James
Version of the Bible. It simply means, to speak, or something
said, utterance, treatise, talk. The logos of
God is His Word, the Bible, spoken to man. Testimony in this passage is marturia
in Greek or something spoken, evidence, record of,
report, witness, or testimony.
This verse could read, The
saints of God defeated Satan by applying the power of the blood of Jesus Christ against
his works. They spoke their report as witnesses for God of the evidence received and
experienced through His salvation. These saints were so adamant in their battle against
evil that their very lives did not countonly the victory in God!
As we continue to examine this powerful
passage, more truth flows out. First, the blood of the Lamb is a weapon we want to wield
against the enemy. Next, we see the key to using the weapon of the blood. It is the work
of a Christian testifying to the power of Christs blood. Once we take a deeper grip
of what God has accomplished through the blood of the cross, the enemy should take notice
and flee! How can the Christian who understands his authority in Christ, his Kingdom
ambassadorship, and his awesome responsibility to herald this news, ever be silent again?
Our voice is the primary instrument to deliver the payload in Spiritual
Warfare. Canadian author and evangelist Terry Law calls the lips the launching
pad for the weapons of our Warfare, which the Bible says are mighty through
God to the pulling down of strong holds (II Corinthians 10:4).
Though it sounds easy, here is a major
obstacle for us. Many Christians are severely intimidated at the idea of actually waging
Spiritual Warfare. Doing this is seen as radical, unsophisticated,
spooky, or even scary. Some are often intimidated for fear of
being thought of as weird because they actually DO what the Bible says to do.
Some see it as somehow charismatic. Regardless of what men have made of the
use of the tongue in Spiritual Warfare, it should be inconsequential to us who care to
follow God and see captives set free from the power of Satan. The book of Mark reflects
Jesus overriding concern with this very thing. In Marks gospel, we read
repeatedly of His emphasis on deliverance from demons and on disarming and binding the
strong man (Mark ), etc. Jesus numerous encounters with demons are
all straight forward, head-on, with no avoiding the issue. Shouldnt it be that way
for us, His disciples? How sad that so many wait and only resort to doing what Scripture
commands when the chips are down, when Satan is winning, or when desperation sets in. (Click here to read the rest of
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