Has God Already Done Everything He’s Going to Do About the Devil?

When we're in the midst of a spiritual battle—whether over our personal lives, our families or even contending for revival in our cities and awakening in our nation—many sincere believers tend to petition God to rise up and take action against the enemy.

The problem is: When it comes to matters of spiritual warfare, it's not God who needs to wake up and rise up. It's us.

Jesus defeated the enemy on the cross (see Col. 2:15). Now, that doesn't mean that the enemy can't wreak havoc in our lives, in our cities or in our nations. Look at what's happening in Iraq, China and the United States of America. Persecution is rising in the Middle East and Asia, while much of the church is sound asleep on prophetic pillows of prosperity in the Western world.

Clearly, there's a devil on the loose. A literal onslaught of principalities, powers, rulers of the darkness of this age, and spiritual hosts of wickedness in heavenly places is working hard to fulfill Satan's mission (see Eph. 6:12). Our job is to get instructions from the Holy Spirit in a place of worship and waiting on the Lord, run to the battle line with eyes wide open, fully awake to what's happening in the spiritual realm, and enforce Christ's victory over the devil He defeated. Victory belongs to us if we follow the Holy Spirit's battle plan.

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Satanists Take Culture Wars to Deadly Level

First an artistic, devil-inspired barista took demonic to a whole new level with one lady's latte—crafting a satanic symbol in a Catholic woman's Starbucks drink. That's only somewhat surprising, given Christian complaints over Starbucks' so-called Jezebelic logo over the years.

Now, a burger chain symbolized by its golden arches is making headlines for something nearly as sinister: a golden swastika depicted in butter on a chicken sandwich bun she bought from a McDonald's drive-thru in Morehead City, North Carolina. Swastikas are anti-Semitic symbols made famous by Germany's Nazi Party during the Holocaust that killed millions of Jews.

"Is this a joke? Does somebody really think they're funny?" Charleigh Matice, the customer who discovered the swastika when she set out to put mayo on her sandwich, told WCTI12.com. "Many people died because of that symbol, and it's not something that should be taken lightly. It's not something that should be thrown around. I really didn't have an appetite at that point, so I said I'd rather have my money back."

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Is Deadly Ebola Outbreak the First Bowl of ‘Revelation’ Judgment?

It's official. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa an international public-health emergency. Stopping the global spread of this deadly—and generally fatal—virus will demand a swift, mass response.

"Countries affected to date simply do not have the capacity to manage an outbreak of this size and complexity on their own," WHO Chief Dr. Margaret Chan said…

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LISTEN: The Pulpit Is to Blame

There's so sin being shoved in our faces these days. Charles H. Spurgeon says when the society deteriorates and the church backslides the pulpit is to blame. Do you agree? And, if so, what can we do about it? That's the topic of discussion in this week's radio broadcast. Click the link below to listen to my discussion with Pastor Greg Young.

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When True Prophets Completely Miss It

How can you tell a true prophet from a false one? That's a big question, and it doesn't have a simple answer—not in New Testament times anyway.

It seemed simple enough in the Old Testament, didn't it? Deuteronomy lays it out in no uncertain terms: "But the prophet who presumes to speak a word in My name, which I have not commanded…

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LISTEN: Why Are So Many Christians So Nasty?

I've written about the nasty Christian hate speech, but I addressed it head on in this episode of Chosen Generation. There's a difference between disagreeing with someone, or even calling out sin, and flowing in a nasty spirit. Click the headline to listen to the broadcast, in which I also discuss the latest events in church and society.

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