Daily Devotional for Saturday November 24, 2012
Driving Out The Demons - Part 1 of 2
***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, I've heard people say that the Bible speaks of a one world religion & government in the future. Where is that in the Bible?
ANSWER: It is in the Book of Revelation, Chapter 13, along with some prophetic passages in Daniel, it is clear that in the final days the Anti-Christ will come on the scene and enact a one-world government, one-world economy, and a one-world religion. With the chaos currently around the world, it is not hard to see how one individual could come up with an economic system for the world. That would require a one-world government. Once those two pieces are in place, instituting a one-world religion when there is a huge spiritual void in all of the nations of the world that are being controlled economically and politically will not be hard to bring about.
DRIVING OUT THE DEMONS PART 1 OF 2
Everyone of us has certain demons in our life that we need to drive out. For many it is a battle with alcohol. For some it is drugs. Many battle with pornography or other sexual addictions. The demon in many lives is overeating (read what the bible says about gluttony). Still others battle demons of suicide, depression, greed, and bitterness.
The point is, no matter who you are, how long you have been a Christian, everyone . . . EVERYONE . . . is fighting some demon today!
I want to encourage you today. Sometimes you feel like giving up. Sometimes it is just easier to give in than to fight. Let me tell you right now, if you want victory over your demons, you can have it. To be very honest with you, many have learned how to live with their demons, coexist with them, and really aren't ready to get rid of them just yet. They know they need to, but just haven't been ready to get serious about getting them out of their lives once and for all.
Having said that, let me tell you, when you are ready, God is waiting to give you the power. The power of your faith in God, coupled with His limitless ability, can destroy and conquer whatever the demons in your life might be. Nothing is impossible for God. There are too many testimonies of people overcoming exactly what you are fighting today . . . normal people . . . people no smarter or special than you are.
These are just people that one day decided enough was enough, exercised that faith God gave them, and allowed God to drive them out of their life once and for all. In tomorrow's devotional, I will conclude this with some practical real life advice on overcoming the demons in your life, no matter what they may be. For now, the big question you have to ask yourself is, "How serious am I about getting victory over the demons in my life?"
I love you, care about you, and pray for you every day. It is no accident you are reading this Devotional. God is speaking to you. NOW is the time to stand up, and let the power of God work in your life. He has so much for you to do, so many blessings for you to receive. But we need to overcome those obstacles in our life that keep us from Him. Overcome anything that is keeping us from having that close intimate daily walk with Him. Now is the time to get serious about driving out those demons in your life!
DON'T MISS PART TWO TOMORROW!
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ,