Hang Up on the Hangups

Do not give place to the devil.Ephesians 4:27 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) Paul is speaking of giving the enemy rights. He has no way to bother you unless you give him permission and grant him the right. What do I mean by right? This could trigger some uncomfortable …

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Being Ready for Spiritual Warfare

Finally, my brothers, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.Ephesians 6:10 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) In my reading, it occurred to me that what we consider to be the epitome of preparation for spiritual warfare as being Paul's description of the armor we …

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Dead Isn’t Inability

And you were dead in your trespasses and sinsEphesians 2:1 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) This is a favorite proof-text for some. It is brought to bear upon a superstitious condition of men. That would be the alleged Total Depravity of humanity as touted in the Calvinist TULIP short-hand. …

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Far Greater than Anything the Enemy Has

For our fight is not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, and against spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.Ephesians 6:12 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) Our enemies are not people who abuse, use and destroy …

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Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors, and Teachers

He gave some to be apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers, for the equipping of the saints, for the work of service, and for the building up of the body of Christ, until we all come into the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, into a complete man, …

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