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157: Biblical Counseling and the Devil

A lot of people wonder why life can become so difficult. Often, the underlying cause of these struggles is because we are living life on a spiritual battlefield. 

The scriptures make it clear that we have a spiritual enemy. We have a formidable foe and all too often God’s people have been taught very little about this enemy. We live on a battlefield and not a playground! John 10:10 

Pastor Jeff wants to bring to your attention that, as a biblical counselor, you get to remind everyone that we have a spiritual enemy. 

How do we proceed with discipleship and help people navigate life during times of spiritual warfare? Listen to the full episode to learn more about “Biblical Counseling and the Devil”.


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158: Eschatology and Discipleship

158: Eschatology and Discipleship
  • Spiritual warfare is real, and it is a great reminder for us to remember that we all have a spiritual foe, and people are not our enemy. Our victory is in Christ, and it is imperative that we clothe ourselves in the armor of God daily. Our hope is in Christ, through Him, we are more than conquerors!

  • The song that comes to my mind after this podcast, was Victory.
    I’m gonna see a Victory, for the battle belongs to you Lord. You take what the enemy meant for evil and you turned it for good”
    Amen. Every single thing that the enemy tries to break down, rip, tear apart, God always turns it for HIS good. This world we are living in, is only getting colder by the day. Satan and his demonic spirits are out looking to tear apart family. friends. relationships, this world. This podcast could not have came at a better time. With Roe V. Wade overturn trying to happen, all I see on my social media is a great divide, both sides! Most know my testimony, and how I am Pro-Life and take women through Gods Word who have in their past gone through abortion and are seeking repentance from the Lord and healing. I have such compassion for those hurting ladies and passion for saving babies. When I see and watch video’s of Women, yes Women shouting and chanting that they wish they were aborted or they have had abortions and will keep doing it, it BREAKS EVERY PIECE OF ME. I cannot imagine how God weeps as well. My flesh wants to jump into the computer and tell these people how I really feel, but it is not my battle. It is for God to handle, my service to the Lord is to battle on my knees in prayer and petition for these women and their hearts to be intervened. I know our God can and will, HE changed me, rescued me from a life full of despair, destruction, chaos and pain and lifted me high and washed me clean. HIS Battle. HE Wins, when a life is seeking HIM.

    • Serena, thank you so much for sharing. I absolutely agree. I see the division, the hurt, and the anger on both sides of the issue. And it is just a reminder of our call to grace; sharing with others the gift of grace. Though we disagree with someone, we must speak and engage in love and not jump down their throats. People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care about them.

  • The truth and reality of the battle that the devil attempts to wage is something that seems to be too often swept under the rug in this day and age. The influence he and his demons have on the earth is an ever present threat. It is so true that they work so desperately to thwart the work of the spirit. And the church is the primary front line. They work their hardest to corrupt and prevent people from receiving Christ and to undermine the work that is done each and every day in the lives of believers.

    While this is the case, we are able to have confidence in knowing that it is not a war that he will win. It has already been won. This does not mean that we dismiss the difficult times and the battles; but that we know that’s no matter the outcome of those individual circumstances, he has already been defeated and we are on the winning side! There is an amazing peace that comes with that.

    • Timothy,
      In agreement with you. We are to not dismiss when there are hard things, or evil things being thwarted our way, this is when we are to be seeking, petitioning and asking for Gods direction and protection. Even as we stand on the side of Victory, it will be our faith in HIM, to strengthen us and to show un-believers that HE is a Powerful and Mighty God. HE can save from the one who comes to deceive, destroy and kill.

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