A Stunning Announcement

Picture this:  You are sitting out on a hillside at night watching over your flock of sheep.  Millions of stars illuminate the cloudless night.  It is so still out in the countryside that the slightest sound can be heard for miles.    It’s cold so you and your do-workers are sitting near the fire talking about this and that.  It’s a  perfect ending to a good day.
Suddenly, the night sky is lit up by and unearthly light.  You jump to your feet and look up.  A shining figure in the sky is looking back at you.  In that moment you would have to know that something significant was about to happen.

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Prayer Warfare?

Over the last several decades a phenomenon has arisen in Christian circles known as “prayer warfare.”  Based on rather unfortunate interpretations of Scripture passages such as Matthew 16:19 and Mark 3:27, this form of prayer attempts to dislodge or defeat evil spirits in a specific locale or situation so the work of God can progress.  I have come to seriously doubt, however, that this is the way we are to approach things in the Kingdom of God. I believe the Scriptures show us a much better way.

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