And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself (Lk. 13:11 KJV) Jesus was teaching one day and saw a woman who had a severe form of spinal arthritis that had severely deformed her shape. The scripture says
Such as sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, being bound in affliction and iron (Ps. 107:10 KJV) The Psalmist was recounting the experience of the Jews who were in great distress and agony in the land of those who had taken them captive. He says “such as sit in darkness and in
Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart (Eph. 4:18 KJV) A few weeks ago, I did foundational teaching for our Live Glory & Grace Live Bible study online on the topic entitled “ Two Basic Principles for
For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds (2 Cor. 10:4 KJV). The scriptures clearly teach us that we are in a spiritual conflict, not with flesh and blood, that is human beings, but with a well-organized system of demonic powers and authorities.
And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm (Matt. 8:26 KJV) The disciples were in peril in the sea because of a great storm and were at risk of a shipwreck, except that
Even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you. (Jn. 14:17 ESV) The scripture above teaches us about the Holy Spirit, His relationship with the believer and the world. However, I want to
As we were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a slave girl who had a spirit of divination and brought her owners much gain by fortune-telling (Acts 16:16 ESV) Paul and Silas encountered an evil spirit in Philippi which is not only present today, but its activity is on the rise.
For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. (2 Tim. 1:7 ESV) Fear is an old enemy of humanity. It made its entrance through sin in Gen. 3:10. It is a spiritually devastating enemy which incapacitates and erodes spiritual abilities. Fear is a slave master and can