Archive | Spiritual Warfare For Your Marriage

28 October 2013 ~ 0 Comments

How Spiritual Strongholds Destroy Marriages

StrongholdAs an Army Veteran who has been to Iraq I am very familiar with the concept of military strongholds. In fact, while I was deployed I lived in a Forward Operating Base (FOB) which is essentially a modern day stronghold. And while the technology and tactics of war have changed significantly in the last few thousand years, strongholds still serve the same basic purpose.

A stronghold is simply a fortified location that the occupying military force can use to exert influence over the surrounding area. For instance, the FOB I was stationed at was surrounded by concrete walls and guard towers manned by Soldiers with automatic weapons and radios. This made it a relatively safe place for our troops to rest, get food, resupply, get medical attention and all kinds of other important things in between patrols.

Each day, these patrols would go out and exert influence on the area by seizing weapons caches, capturing terrorist leaders, and take out terrorist cells. They would then return to the FOB and get ready to do it all again the next day.

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25 March 2012 ~ 2 Comments

Jesus Died to Save Your Marriage

“For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.” (Luke 19:10, NASB)

Jesus came to the Earth to fulfill a very specific purpose, which was to restore us to a right relationship with God. In order to accomplish this, it was necessary for Him to die on the cross, taking our sins upon Himself and bearing God’s wrath against us. Having done this, the Justice of God was satisfied and the way was open for us to return to Him with a clean conscience.

Yet Jesus didn’t come just to redeem us, he came to save all of that which was lost in the Fall of Man. There was much more lost than just a right standing with God. Our whole world was broken. God cursed the very ground so that we would have to work to eat. Our relationships with others were instantly tarnished as well. Adam and Eve could not relate to each other in the same way ever again. The very concept of marriage was ruined.

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17 January 2012 ~ 1 Comment

Spiritual Warfare – What to do When Your Marriage Comes Under Attack

Spiritual warfare. For many, these words evoke strange and often frightening images in the mind’s eye. Dramatic displays of supernatural power, pots flying through the air, strange chants and rituals, holy water and sacramental oil are just a few of the images that come to mind. The truth is, these Hollywood versions of spiritual warfare are over dramatized to a large degree. True spiritual warfare is much simpler and much less frightening than this.

So what does it really look like to do spiritual battle? More importantly, when should you, as a married Christian person worry about it and how to you actually carry it out effectively? This article will answer those questions in a way that is easy to understand.

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