Monday, November 20, 2006

Words of Wisdom

Before launching into the topic I would like to explain why this blog has been sporadic for the past week or so. Brenda’s great aunt died suddenly. It is good to know that she had a great relationship with Christ! Additionally, I have had some health problems that appear to be diminishing. I will try to post Monday through Friday each week. Thanks for hanging in there with me.

Now for some final thoughts on the topic of demonic activity and spiritual warfare. First, there are some people who are OVERLY interested in the occult. Some of them have had experiences with the occult at earlier times in the lives. These are not the people that you want to have involved in spiritual warfare. Secondly, different denominations deal with demonic activity in different ways. We had a person who came from a Catholic background and how they dealt with demons. He really wanted us to us holy water. Our stance is that we do what is biblical—no holy water! Third, periodically teach on the topic to spiritual warfare, the supernatural, demons, angels, etc. The supernatural is not something that we need to be afraid of. The “western world church” needs to spend more time learning about the supernatural natural—especially the gifts of the Holy Spirit that tend to lean in that direction. We do not have to focus (and shouldn’t focus) on ministries dealing with the demonic world. That type of ministry is no more important than making sure that families will have a Thanksgiving dinner or that the choir has adequate time and space to practice—it is just another component of ministering in the name of Christ Jesus. Finally, remember to keep the most important thing the most important thing! The church is here to worship and serve the triune God. We need to focus on God, not the occult.


At 11:02 AM , Anonymous Kyle said...

Hi Lance, Hope you feel better soon. My condolences to your wife and her family over their loss.


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