Monday, March 16, 2015

Spiritual Warfare, Part 1 - Mar 16, 2015

This is the first of 11 programs we will be doing on Spiritual Warfare. My guest for each of these programs is Jim Osman, my friend and pastor of Kootenai Community Church in Sandpoint, Idaho. When we think of spiritual warfare today, most often we think of swashbuckling angels and demons the latter with which we must do battle. We are told that in order to live a victorious life that we must break generational curses, set up hedges of protection, and construct spiritual maps. Demons lurk around every corner and must be identified, rebuked, bound, and cast out of individuals, animals and even inanimate objects. Lately my wife, Kathy, and I have been watching a lady on the CTN Network named "Pastor Janet" (yes, an inherent problem right there) who hosts a program entitled You and Me. In this program she takes people's prayer requests and then proceeds to bind, sever and cast out demons of sickness, disease, pornography, alcohol, obesity - even the demon of car wrecks. The subject of spiritual warfare is one which has garnered a great deal of attention and interest but, unfortunately, almost everything written on it is wrong. Jim's book, Truth or Territory, cuts through all of the clutter and disinformation. He examines all of these nutty notions and presents what Scripture really has to say on this very important but almost universally misunderstood issue.