I was chatting over coffee about a passage from the Bible. The chatting was with purpose, a sort of discussion I suppose. There were six of us sitting around a cafe table in the worship area of Mill Hill East Church, where I work as a preacher. This informal discussion was to plan a very informal service that we have regularly on Wednesday evenings. We were talking about ways to illustrate the content of Romans chapter 1. Romans 1 is bleak excoriating expose of human society, a terrifying indictment of humanity's propensity to be inhumane. Humans, it seems, are capable of ignoring evidence that doesn't suit them to such an extent that they will even subscribe to the ridiculous notion that God might not exist let alone have claim on their allegiance. In the latest episode of my podcast I talk about how God is reaching into this mess and providing a lifeline. One of the best responses to this is to shout (or sing for that matter) hallelujah!
There are 4 basic levels which a Christian may have to face. Having the specific knowledge on what each one of these levels are all about can really help with planning and carrying out the appropriate battle strategy in which to defeat them should demons ever move in for an attack on either you or any of your close loved ones. Every time that Jesus told his apostles to go out and walk with his anointing to save the lost and heal the sick - He always had the command in there to also cast out demonic spirit where and when needed. So if Jesus was constantly casting out demons, always telling the apostles to cast out demons - then it should only be logical that the church should continue to cast out demons. It has been estimated by many Bible scholars that approximately 25% of the miracles Jesus had performed were him casting demons out of people. Satan and his demons are not confined to the Bottomless Pit at this time. This event will not happen until Jesus returns back t