The original video games that appeared in the seventies and eighties weren't rocket science. They required some hand-eye skills, yes. But intellectually speaking, they were marketed to young people, not Ph.D.s (though plenty of Ph.D.s played them at night after their children were in bed!). Satan’s mind games make the most sophisticated video games look like child’s play. … [Read more...] about How to Defeat Satan in Two Simple Steps
There is a battle raging in the spiritual realm. Strength is available through prayer, truth, righteousness, peace, faith, salvation, and the Word of God.
Temptation is a fork in the road. It is choosing which road to travel: the high one or the low one. Wouldn’t life be easier if there were no forks, no decisions to make—if the road were simply a straight and narrow path? But the Bible gives us no magical formulas for that kind of life. It assures us that we will come to those forks regularly, and we must choose where to … [Read more...] about 20 Verses for Overcoming Temptation
Are there angels in our world today? Do they intervene in our lives? The answer may surprise you. Popular ideas about angels neglect their strength and involvement in our world. By equipping ourselves with the truth about God’s mighty messengers, we can face trials with greater confidence and joy, and we can grow in our love for the One who created them. Angels in the … [Read more...] about Why Did God Create Angels?
When God created “the world and everything in it,” He created the angels (Acts 17:24; Psalm 104:4). These spiritual beings have unique roles and characteristics, but they share a common purpose. Their job is to worship God and minister to His people. Lucifer was one of God’s angels—a magnificent being. The prophet Ezekiel described him as “the seal of perfection, full of … [Read more...] about Who Is Lucifer in the Bible?
Whoever first said, “To be forewarned is to be forearmed,” could have been thinking of the believer’s defense against Satan. The more we know of the tactics of any enemy, the better able we are to prepare our defenses and, thereby, remain unmoved. With regard to Satan’s strategies, we find numerous examples in Scripture. Nine of Satan's Strategies Revealed by … [Read more...] about Satan’s Strategies Revealed
Americans spent $9 billion on Halloween in 2018 with more than a third of that spending allocated to costumes. Top costumes for adults included witches, vampires, zombies, pirates, and Avengers characters. Children dressed as princesses, superheroes, Batman, Star Wars characters, and witches.1 Did you notice the costume that appears on both lists? Witches. With its … [Read more...] about 4 Strategies for Confronting Spiritual Darkness on Halloween
In This Article: What Are Demons? Who Do Demons Work For? What Do Demons Do? Origins of the Nephilim Good News About Demons What Can I Do About Demons? C.S. Lewis wrote, “There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about the devils. One is to disbelieve in their existence, and the other is to believe, and to feel an excessive and unhealthy interest … [Read more...] about What Does the Bible Say About Lucifer, Demons, and the Nephilim? Understanding the Origins of Evil
Have you fallen into bad spiritual habits? God has equipped His children with everything they need to live victoriously, but many Christians miss out by falling into habits that disconnect them from God’s power, perspective, and presence. The first step to overcoming any obstacle is to identify it. Give yourself a check-up and prepare to transform your spiritual walk by … [Read more...] about 8 Habits That Are Destroying Your Walk With God
Bible-Based Answers to Burning Questions About Angels, Demons, and the Afterlife What are spirits? A spirit is “an immaterial intelligent being.”1 Each spirit possesses intellect, emotion, and will. Biblically speaking, there are three categories of spiritual beings: God, humans, and angels. Of course, humans are distinct from God and angels because we also possess a physical … [Read more...] about Angels and Demons Q&A
There's more to revolutions than meets the eye. Journalist Barbara von der Heydt, a television correspondent in Germany in 1991, reported on the peaceful revolution that undermined the Soviet Union. As she interviewed people throughout Russia and Eastern Europe, she came to a startling conclusion. The most overlooked part of the story, she realized, was the nature of the … [Read more...] about How to Change Your Life From the Inside Out
Pray on the Armor of God Prayer is work—and it requires all-out battle. It is not an idle pastime or an optional exercise reserved for more “spiritual” believers. Prayer is the hard-work business of the church of Jesus Christ. The kind of prayer that changes hearts and transforms neighborhoods and rebuilds communities and revives nations is intense, fervent, and all … [Read more...] about Spiritual Warfare Prayer
It comes as a surprise to some young people today to learn that James Bond (“007”) was not the world’s first secret agent. In fact, countries and cultures for thousands of years have benefited from the work of super-sleuths. Even God has had spies and secret agents! In Numbers 13 we have the story of God’s first team of secret agents—an even dozen of them. Each of the 12 … [Read more...] about Do You Know What’s Coming? How to Accept the Mission of Being God’s Agent