‚ÄúI believe that the church can be a healing agent, that the church can be a classroom to teach the world what unity and love looks like because of the gospel of Jesus Christ,‚ÄĚ Derwin L. Gray, pastor of Transformation Church, told TheBlaze on the heels of the police-involved shooting of Keith Lamont Scott.
pennelope wrote: amen! Christopher, what the deceiver meant for your destruction, God worked out for good. I'm so thankful that you have been set free.
Thank you Penny, and yes, it sure is wonderful what the Lord has done for Christopher. Imagine what our brother would be going through right now, if the Lord had not stepped in and delivered him. Doesn't bear thinking about.
PRAISE THE LORD! For He is good, his love endures forever.
He is worthy of all praise and worship, the Great Creator.
Thanks for that amazing testimony, Christopher bro.
It may be disconcerting, but you are obviously finding that prayer and the name of Christ are most powerful weapons at our disposal. Praise God For The Authority We Have in Christ Jesus!
The way some people talk, you'd think that all the devils had been rounded up years ago and put in a dungeon. NOT SO!
We are in a spiritual warfare, and that means spiritual enemies, and that means evil spirits, and that means trouble, unless we are savvy enough to be unafraid of spiritual wickedness in high places. Praise God we have authority in the name of Jesus, and we can call upon Jesus any time day or night for His mighty power.
Unfortunately the devil is clever enough to get the church of God to be fearful and unbelieving and unwilling to counter his attacks.
The old song got it right:
Be Bold, Be Strong For the Lord Thy God is with thee
As you said Christopher, the occult is very dangerous, and sinners need to be warned about it in no uncertain terms. If there's a place for imprecatory prayer, one of those prayers ought to be against the occult shops, asking the Mighty God to close them down, or even convert the owners.
Amazing what people like watching on TV. DT supporters wanted to see him slamming HC, and the HC supporters wanted to see her slamming DT. It's a bit like the old wrestling matches or gloveless boxing matches. All carnal of course, but that's how politicians are.
Acts 16:16-24 KJV (16) And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying: (17) The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which shew unto us the way of salvation. (18) And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour. (19) And when her masters saw that the hope of their gains was gone, they caught Paul and Silas, and drew them into the marketplace unto the rulers, (20) And brought them to the magistrates, saying, These men, being Jews, do exceedingly trouble our city, (21) And teach customs, which are not lawful for us to receive, neither to observe, being Romans. (22) And the multitude rose up together against them: and the magistrates rent off their clothes, and commanded to beat them. (23) And when they had laid many stripes upon them, they cast them into prison, charging the jailor to keep them safely: (24) Who, having received such a charge, thrust them into the inner prison, and made their feet fast in the stocks.