The spirit in man is initially good, but capable of being influenced by the spirit of this world, and surcharged with Satan's negative attitudes.
Satan refuses to repent, even after suffering 1,000 years of confinement. Upon his release, Satan expertly manipulates the pulls of carnal nature.
Satan uses lies and disinformation to promote self-satisfaction over obedience to God. The way to the kingdom is through self-denial, even suffering unjustly.
The story of two demoniacs at Gadara reveals how demons exercise their powers, and shows the difference between demon influence and demon possession.
It's easy for worldly ideas to creep into the church. We must be on guard against any 'itch' we have that could lead us or others astray.
There really is a conspiracy to bring this world under one government. However, its real, 'behind the scenes' leaders are Satan and his demons.
Why is human nature so corrupt? Why is it so widespread? How did it come to be? Did God create it this way?
We are open to invisible communication from the spirit world—communication designed to conform us to the course of this world. Recognizing it is vital.
The sin of pride underlies many of our other sins, and it is often the reason for the contentions we get into as brethren.
Christians must continue to fight against self-centered and deception long after their calling to deepen and strengthen their relationships with God.
The Christian life is a constant battle against our own human natures, this evil world, and spiritual foes who do not want to see us inherit the Kingdom.
We must don the whole armor of God, using His spiritual weapons to bring every thought into obedience to Christ, destroying the enemy's footholds.
The cat has been let out of the bag in terms of plans to establish a New World Order, possibly the precursor or foundation for the Beast of Revelation.
Satan works on us through our imagination; he broadcasts images to our minds. To counter this, we must resist him, practice humility and draw close to God.
All of us are influenced by the culture of the world, guided and inspired by the prince of the power of the air. Satan has deceived the whole world.
Real repentance and conviction of righteousness should dramatically augment prayer, study, meditation, but most importantly, how we live our lives.
Satan has taught mankind the craft of war between nations, within families, in politics, and in sports. We must resist being dragged into partisan battles.
We have the responsibility to hear God's still, small voice and to act upon His thoughts, thereby shunning the deceitful input constantly coming from Satan.
Jesus resisted Satan with the knowledge of God, resisting appeals to vanity, using power selfishly resisting to lust of the flesh, eyes, and pride of life.
Conspiracies by political actors have led to grasping at power. We must not worry about conspiracies, but instead align ourselves with God's Kingdom.