Christian, Inspirational

Harmful Humor

There is some joking which I feel does damage to the Kingdom of God.

I’m a bit tired of preachers busting on Peter’s intelligence. They say oh Peter, that’s just Peter being Peter, look it’s Peter being foolish again. In criticism of Peter are they seeking to build up themselves? Christ himself only rebuked Peter once that we know of. We should focus on all the good Peter did. Peter loved Jesus, performed miracles, and spoke boldly for the Kingdom.

Preachers who say God told them to give an offering. Their next sentence, supposedly humorous, is about how the amount was so much it must have been the Devil they were hearing, not the Spirit of God. This mocks the Spirit of God and indeed may not be forgiven. Mark 3:29-30.

Men who joke about how their wife is the boss. This should not be so. The man is the head of the family. 1 Corinthians 11:3, Ephesians 5:23.

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Christian, Inspirational

Fact vs. Fantasy

How can you believe in the power of the Devil if you barely believe in the power of God.

Fact: Magic is Real. Satan and demons have power. Familiar spirits exist.

Fantasy: It’s all sleight of hand or simple explainable tricks of the eye.

Many people including the preacher at the Church I attend don’t believe magic exists today. My response, they put it on primetime. How can you say it doesn’t exist?

I think the fable that it doesn’t exist is perpetuated by churches that don’t believe miracles exist today. That is why I said if you don’t believe in the power of God, how can you believe in the power of the Devil. There is a verse that says pray for wisdom and the Lord will give liberally to those that ask. A discussion was made of this. They argued not miraculously, but through study. I say God is true to his word and he can miraculously give wisdom and knowledge. Paul said once his doctrine was given to him by God, not by men.

I stay away from much of the primetime magic shows, but what is truly scary is what work are magicians and sorcerers doing behind the scenes. What are they doing in governments and government agencies. Remember Rasputin in Russia? It was said Mrs. Reagan, Ronald Reagan’s wife, consulted astrologers.

Fact: Keep God’s word and stay away from magicians, sorcerers, and witchcraft. They are real and they are in the world today.

My opinion of spells: perhaps they do nothing, perhaps they work. Satan may respond to one person’s abracadabra and ignore another’s. The good news is Satan’s ability is limited by what God allows. The bad news is sometimes that’s substantial. Read Job in the Old Testament or about Elymas in the New.

James 4:7-8 KJV Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. [8] Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.

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