True peace is the fruit of being confident in God’s love; it is born of the revelation that, regardless of the battle, "Greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world" (1 John 4:4). You are not self-assured, you are God-assured. The God of Peace Will Crush Satan To wage effective spiritual warfare, we must understand and use spiritual authority. Spiritual...
Author: Francis Frangipane
Dear Roger, A friend told me that Demons rule over nations. Is that right? Sincerely, Quinn Dear Quinn, Yes, your friend is right. According to the Bible, every nation has one or more demons assigned to wreak havoc on the people in that nation. It is fair to say that every nation also has more than one angel who seeks to bring prosperity to that nation. A tremendous...
Type: Ask Roger
Author: Roger Barrier
The Greek word for "royal" translates as "support of/to the people". It's a title of service and humility. Not how we typically think of royalty. This is then tied to the idea of priesthood. The priests care for the relationship between God and the people. The priest assures the people that God is with them. The priest grasps the destructiveness, and he brokenness of sin, and...
Speaker: Seth Kreimeyer-Kelly
Scripture: 1 Peter 2:9-9, Leviticus 21:16-23, Deuteronomy 20:1-4, Numbers 35:6-6
Children need us to be strong and confident in the Lord. We cannot impart what we don't possess. If the parents are not experiencing freedom in Christ, they will have a difficult, if not impossible time helping their children experience freedom from Satan’s oppression in their young lives. Let's examine from a parental perspective the most definitive passage in the New...
Author: Neil Anderson
The number of very large churches continues to increase, as our graphic dramatically illustrates. And within that group, the biggest churches continue to get bigger. In the past I’ve written about everything from sanctuary sizes (very few new ones over 5,000) to the first megachurch (start with Pentecost when “about 3,000” were converted, per Acts 2:41) to global megachurches...
Author: Warren Bird
Dear Roger, I’ve read a lot in the Bible about demons. I have a lot of questions like about who they are and what they can do? Do they still exist? Can they affect me today? It seems that Jesus dealt with them often. I wonder why we don’t see the same sort of things occurring today? Sincerely, Joe Dear Joe, What demons could do in Bible times,...
Type: Ask Roger
Author: Roger Barrier
We must discern between negative circumstances in our lives that are “frontal assaults” from the Devil or circumstances in which God is calling us to grow up and “stand”. The attacks upon Jesus in Gethsemane and after He was baptized WERE FRONTAL ASSAULTS FROM THE EVIL ONE. In Job’s miseries, God was calling him to stand faithful through it all. At the end Job was a changed...
Speaker: Peter Scazzero
Scripture: Mark 3:22-27, Matthew 12:35-43, 1 John 3:8, 1 John 4:4, Colossians 2:15
Topic: Spiritual Warfare
I opened up the paper on Sunday morning and found it telling me that science may well show us that "dogs are people too" and should possibly be given the same dignity in society and the courts as us humans. Be patient with me: this is not an animal activist telling us that animals have feelings too, so you should treat them with as much respect as your human neighbor. No,...
Author: John Starke
The tiny skiff sailed across the English Channel in the foggy dead of night. Icy winds and frothy waves tossed the boat from side to side, nearly capsizing the fragile vessel. But my grandfather, nineteen year-old Ralph Waldo Tacker, kept a steady hand at the helm even though his fingers were numb from the cold. He was carrying precious cargo-President Woodrow Wilson. The...
Author: Julie Barrier
We learn much about deep faith when we examine the temptation of Christ. Deep faith begins when we stop trying to prove who we are and by what we do and we remember who God already declares us to be. Deep faith occurs when we stop looking to others to prove our worth and remember that our worth is established in God. Deep faith declares that our struggles don't get to take...
Speaker: Ryan Kramer
Scripture: Matthew 4:1-7, 1 John 3:1
Topic: Humanity of Christ