Authority Over Evil

Authority Over Evil

Luke 10:17 The seventy-two returned with joy and said, “Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name.”

Ordinary Yet Empowered

Jesus sent out regular people to preach and heal.

Though ordinary, the 72 were given Christ’s authority to minister in His name and even demons submitted.

United with Christ’s Mission

We share in Christ’s continuing mission when we rely wholly on Him instead of ourselves.

His purpose and power work through yielded believers.

Right Source of Joy

The disciples rejoiced not in their own gifts or results but in Christ’s unmatched authority.

Our joy is finding sufficiency in Jesus alone.

Advancing God’s Kingdom

As we walk closely with Jesus, He equips us to push back darkness.

His kingdom advances powerfully through Spirit-filled servants.

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Ephesians 3:16 offers us a glimpse into the source of inner strength that can sustain us through life’s challenges and uncertainties. The verse speaks of being “strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being.”

Wellspring of Strength

A reservoir of power and strength is available to those in Christ Jesus! Ephesians 3:16 invites us to draw from this wellspring – the power of the Holy Spirit within us. Our relationship with God allows us to access a well of strength that empowers us in every aspect of life.

Strength for Daily Living

Life often presents us with challenges that demand more than just physical or intellectual strength; and we have that strength in the Person of the Holy Spirit Who dwells within us!

Role of the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit, is a constant companion, empowering and sustaining us on our journey. His divine presence acts as Guide, Counselor, and Encourager, helping us navigate the twists and turns of life with wisdom and resilience.

Unleashing Inner Power

Ephesians 3:16 encourages us to recognize and utilize the inner strength that is available to us through the Holy Spirit. Just as a deep well provides life-sustaining water to a community, our inner being, empowered by the Spirit, provides the strength we need for the challenges we face.

As we cultivate our relationship with God and embrace the Spirit’s presence within us, we tap into a wellspring of power that transforms our lives and enables us to thrive in every circumstance.

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A Distant Rumbling – Do You Hear It!

A Distant Rumbling – Do You Hear It!

Hallelujah! Spring is in the air!


A smile came to my face the other day as I rounded a corner on the road and saw several hundred buckets collecting sugar maple sap from a grove of trees.


It seems like we have had a “real” winter this year, and I for one, am looking forward to the smells of flowers, and fresh cut lawns!


Living in the mountains of Northwest Pennsylvania, we sometimes get to witness an awesome event. If the winter is cold enough, the mountain streams ice over, and depending on how cold it is; the ice can get thick.


When the weather warms up enough, the rivers begin to melt and at just the right time; the ice begins to break up and go down the river. If you have never experienced the ice going out, you need to see it once in your lifetime; the power is incredible!


I remember growing up in the Village of Cameron, and one night, I believe it was during March, the ice went out. It had been raining off and on all day and the water was coming up over the top of the ice.


It was about 9:30 at night, and we heard the windows shake in the house, we could even feel the vibrations rumbling in the ground. Dad and I, along with a neighbor, grabbed flashlights and headed down to the river behind our house, which was only about 300 yards away.


When we reached the river, the sight was unbelievable! Behind our house, there is a long sweeping corner in the river, and the ice was jamming up. There are two big rocks back there, that are about 15 to 20 feet tall, and ice was going up over-top and crashing down on them.


We could feel the earth shake under the incredible crushing power, of about 6 miles of ice, pressing down around the corner. I will never forget the power and awe of that night!


Once that ice begins to move, nothing can stop it!


How crazy it would be if a person were to get in the way of such a powerful force. A person would be very crazy to go and stand on the ice in front of that flow. They would be ground to pieces!


Yet, today so many are resisting another incredible force; a power that is even stronger and mightier than any ice flow. I am amazed at the flagrant violations of God’s Holy Way that are taking place in our world, and I fear for those who do not know what is coming down the valley.


Some mock God openly, taunting Him to action, while others are just oblivious to the pending danger. We know that God is a God of love, but time is running out for many, and the time of God’s favor is ebbing.


For those of us who know God, we must remember that God is also a God of wrath! His wrath is not for us, but for those who will not inherit the Kingdom of heaven.   


John 3:36

Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them.


There is a mighty power coming, and those who do not heed the rumblings, will be ground to pieces, I think it is time that we get serious about gathering in the lost, while we still have time.


To experience the wrath of God will be more terrifying than any ice flow. Let’s gently warn those around us of the pending danger, if they choose to get on board, praise God, if not, well then at least they were warned.


Luke 20:17-18

Then He looked at them and said, “What then is this that is written: ‘The stone which the builders rejected Has become the chief cornerstone’? “Whoever falls on that stone will be broken; but on whomever it falls, it will grind him to powder.”


See you down by the river



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