Satan Has No Power, Only the Ability to Deceive!

Christian Life Issues
Once, many years ago, when I was preaching, the Lord spoke to me and said, "Satan doesn't have any power over you; the only thing he has is ability, and that is the ability to deceive." There are a lot of people that consider satan to be an all-powerful being, when, in fact, he's not! He lost whatever power he had as an anointed cherub of God when he was cast out of heaven and fell to Earth (Luke 10:18; Isaiah 14:12-14) He is not equal to God in any way, and he never was! We have to realize that all he is, is a disenfranchised spirit that is seeking those that he might deceive. The Scripture says in 1 Peter 5:8, "Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the…
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Halloween and the Occult!

Christian Life Issues
As a good Baptist teen-ager I felt that there had to be something supernatural, something beyond our normal "human" abilities to life. I had enough spiritual insight to know that there was "something" supernatural available to mankind, but not enough to know what! I was totally ignorant of God's supernatural, that is, the gifts of the Holy Spirit, healing and the miraculous. My church taught that all of God's supernatural had been done away with, and we were left assuming God had "gotten tired" or something. To me as a young Baptist lad, the Holy Spirit was an "it", not a "He!" (The Holy Spirit IS, of course, a "He!") However, due to this desire for something supernatural in my life, I was pulled into a study of the "scientific"…
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