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What and Where are the Heavenly Places? – Ephesians 1:3, 1:20, 2:6, 3:10, 6:12

  Ephesians 2:6 tells us that all believers reign together in Christ in the “heavenly places.”  The book of Ephesians mentions these heavenly places five different times (Eph. 1:3, 1:20, 2:6, 3:10, and 6:12).  Here are some observations I have … Continue reading

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What If Those Pigs Were Mine? – From Matthew 8: 28-34

  This is the question that I have been asking myself after reading the following biblical story. When he [Jesus] arrived at the other side in the region of the Gadarenes, two demon-possessed men coming from the tombs met him. … Continue reading

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How to Pray Down and Destroy an Evil Stronghold — 5 Ways

I walk across this dam to get to my favorite walking trail along the Mississippi river.   In order to be able to resist sin and Satan and destroy his strongholds, you must first put on the armor of God … Continue reading

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Five Ways to Pull Down Spiritual Strongholds

  In 2 Corinthians 10:3-4 (NIV) we read, “For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. 4 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down … Continue reading

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Satan’s Government: Four Ranks of Demons

When Satan rebelled against God he immediately began trying to convince the angels of God to follow him in order to build his own evil kingdom.  Revelation 12:4 tells us that he persuaded one third of all the angels to … Continue reading

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Dark Dreams

Dark have been my dreams of late. (King Theoden of Lord of the Rings)  It’s not a common thing, but every once in a while my dreams will be dark—full of sin, discouragement, worry and dread.  And I hate it, … Continue reading

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Our Victory in Christ: My Sins Are Blotted Out, Nailed To the Cross – Part 2

Because Jesus gained victory over sin and evil, we can have victory too. When He gave His life for us on the cross in payment for our sins, He made a public spectacle of evil (Colossians 2:11-15). He then, in … Continue reading

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Our Victory in Christ: My Sins Are Blotted Out, Nailed To the Cross

Reading from Colossians 2:11-15, I understand that when I came to Christ He set me free from evil desires. My old self was removed, taken away (as the foreskin is cut off and removed in circumcision); it died with Christ; … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Presence is Torture to Demons – from Matthew 8:28-31

I think Jesus’ very presence is torture to demons and to all who walk in darkness. Just after Jesus and His disciples had crossed over the Lake of Galilee (after He had calmed the storm), He encountered two demon possessed … Continue reading

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Seven of the Devil’s Servants, False Teachers, that Are Trying To Pervert Our Prayers?

Here are seven of the devil’s most deadly servants—false religions and false teachers—which he has used to keep people from God and to deceive believers and pervert their prayers. These are partial excerpts from my books: Prayer A to Z, … Continue reading

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