Preemptive Strike – Day 7

I’m reading the book of Exodus this morning. It’s almost comical how the children of Israel vacillated between two opinions: “God is good” and “Why did you bring us out here to die?” The children of Israel had a victim mentality. It’s easy to read Exodus and judge the Children of Israel. They had seen the plaques, the parting of the sea, the cloud and fire guiding them, the water...

Stuck?

I had a weird dream last night. I dreamt I was being held hostage by this very strange man. There were several of us in the room. He had strange requests for each of us. For me, he didn’t want my feet to leave the ground. When I woke up, I could not remember my captor having a weapon. I don’t know what held each of us there. But I...

Today is a Good Day for an Eviction

My brother-in-law and I have this ongoing discussion on whether or not Bucky, from the Captain American movies, was responsible for his actions. In the movie, Bucky was genetically modified and brain-washed to be an assassin. I thought about my brother-in-law’s and my conversation this morning as I read the story of Judas. The Bible says Satan entered Judas before he betrayed Jesus. Was Judas brainwashed by Satan? Genetically modified?...

Truth

Jesus made a dramatic statement before the cross: “Now the ruler of this world (Satan) will be driven out.” Jesus was stating that Satan has lost his place of prominence in this world; he has lost his authority. So why does it seem, 2000 years later, Satan seems to still have authority? Well we, God’s people, continue to loan our authority to the enemy. How do we do that? We...