Taking Our Thoughts Captive to be Set Free

Does sin control our entire life so much, that its bondage has enslaved us, and we don’t know what to do? The starting place of all sin is evil thoughts which develop in the mind. But there isn’t one bad thought process or attitude that God can’t free us from (see Romans 6:3-4). The power…

The Power of the Wicked One and the Power of God

There are two parties or ruling powers in this world. One belongs to God, and the other belongs to “the wicked one,” or Satan. Those of God are His true believers, who are of, from and for Him. It makes no difference what the business, status, or position is of those of the second, larger…

God’s Way of Victory

It is the great desire of the Lord for every child of His to walk victorious in Christ. But we need to learn how to do this. The way of God is the way of praise and triumph, which is the best way. What we don’t need is to keep talking about our problems; what we do need is…

He Lives – I Die

When we hear messages about the sufferings and death of Christ, we often learn that Christ dying for us on the cross of Calvary is the basis for being saved. But how often do we hear that we are to die with Christ? As descendants of Adam, we all ‘died’ in him, since death was all he had to pass down to us. Therefore,…

Savior or Swine?

“…they arrived at the country of the Gadarenes, which is over against Galilee. And when he went forth to land, there met him out of the city a certain man, which had devils long time, and ware no clothes, neither abode in any house, but in the tombs. When he saw Jesus, he cried out,…

You Can’t Drown by Just Falling into Water

Did you know that if you were to fall into a large body of water, such as a pond or lake, you wouldn’t drown? It’s true; you could fall into significant depths of water and still be alive. (Of course, I’m talking about ordinary liquid water, not solid frozen or near-freezing water.) The drowning occurs…

Willing Spirit, Weak Flesh

“For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.” Galatians 5:17 When the Apostle Paul wrote these words, he was saying that he had discovered that he had no strength of his…

Anger Management

“That idiot! Why, I’ll run him into the trees!” Geoff exclaimed with violent passion. He eased his truck up closer and closer, until he was just a couple of inches from the car that had cut him off moments earlier. Eighty-five, ninety-five, one hundred—the speedometer kept climbing on Geoff’s truck as he attempted to pass…