Tuesday, January 17, 2012


“Do not let anyone deceive you. Spiritual darkness can never be expelled except by union with Christ.
            The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor.” (Luke 4:18-19 ESV)
“What a desperate condition, for a soul to be left to his own defense against legions of lusts and devils! He will be torn like a silly hare among a pack of hounds-- no God to call them off, but Satan to urge them on.
Only an ignorant soul is foolish enough to ride out of his castle unarmed during a siege. He obviously has not studied the enemy, or he would know what peril lies beyond the gates. To make matters worse, if he fights without putting on Christ, he must fight in the dark. The apostle writes, "You were sometimes darkness, but now are you light in the Lord" (Ephesians 5:8). As a child of light, you who are Christians may be in the dark from time to time concerning some truth or promise. But you always have a spiritual eye which the Christless person lacks. The unregenerate man is always too ignorant to resist Satan, whereas the Christian's knowledge of the truth pursues and brings back the soul even when taken prisoner by a temptation.
As the physical eye once put out cannot be restored by human means, so neither can the spiritual eye-- lost by Adam's sin-- be restored by the efforts of men or angels. “
Today we hear much about the law of such and such and if we just obey these laws we will tap into the creative powers that God put in place we can do miracles etc., etc. These New Age teachings glorify mankind’s ability to align our selves with the creators design and therefor fulfill our destiny.
I warn you strongly, these are New Age teachings but are ancient lies repackage and designed to make us believe we do not need a savior and that we can fulfill our maximum potential by understanding these laws and embracing them.
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