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The Devastation of Good Intentions

The first year we lived here, the fig tree amazed me!  The fruit was abundant and delicious … nothing like a dried fig.  Late in the year, though, a pesky vine began weaving through the branches.  Friends alerted me to the vine being poison oak.  Logic told me, “Get rid ...

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God’s Superior Power: Recovering Aaron’s Rod

I wrote previously that there are two sources of supernatural power. I used the example of Moses and Aaron facing off with the magicians of Egypt in Exodus 7 to demonstrate that both God and the devil can give supernatural power to people. When Aaron threw his rod to the ...

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The Occult is Always Dangerous

We live in a world that is both physical and spiritual. Though invisible to the natural eye, the spiritual world is just as real as the physical one. And what happens in the spiritual realm has influence on what happens in the natural. The Bible depicts a world where spiritual ...

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The Gift of Discerning Spirits

In 1 Corinthians 12:7-10, the apostle Paul lists nine supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit. One of these manifestations of the Spirit is called “discerning of spirits.” I believe this gift is incredibly vital for the body of Christ today. I would define discerning of spirits as the supernatural ability ...

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How Mixture Creates Confusion in the Church

In my last article, I described the two sources of supernatural power: God and Satan. Supernatural activity must not automatically be rejected or accepted, but must be tested to determine whether or not it is from God. We must embrace the Holy Spirit in all of His supernatural gifts, but we must not ...

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