Don’t be intimidated

IMG_0336If those two hulking young body builders would have cut in on my station at the gym, I would have gone to another machine and waited for it to get free. But now my new 70+ year old friend. Even though he was alternating between two exercises and the guys had no idea that the guy was also using the bars, he got up from his sit ups and told them to buzz off.

Well, not those words. But politely and unafraid, he sent them running.

Well, maybe not running.

But… I couldn’t believe. One old guy scared off two young muscle-bound punks. Wow.

Don’t be scared to cast out demons (no comparison between the courteous gym rats and Hell slime). Even though they look big and scary, they must go in the name of Jesus.

Once in Guatemala, some church members wanted to call me in to take on some demons who were manifesting. I scolded them because I’m not the “big guns.” Jesus is. And we all have the same access to and authority in Jesus. We have spiritual authority in Jesus’ name.

6 responses to “Don’t be intimidated

  1. Great story and timely message!

  2. Yes! God! I love your 70 + friend and the way you can so skillfully speak enormous Truths in simple daily life examples! You are awesome! I can’t help but think of this: physical exercise is of some benefit but the work of the Spirit of God is Priceless! Physical exercise has some value, but spiritual exercise is valuable in every way! “Train yourself in godliness; for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come” 1 Timothy 4:7-10
    The life to come: Spirit and physical! both/and! now is and is to come!
    The Life of Christ in us is spirit AND soul AND body sanctified wholly!
    We sing a New Song!
    I think I am going to the gym! you have inspired me!

  3. This is awesome! I want to introduce you to this brother:

  4. In terms of your Guatemala experience, your church members weren’t so wrong, because with responsibility comes authority, and you carried more responsibility than they did. It is true that the Holy Spirit is always the same, but pat answers don’t meet every situation.

  5. Amen! We don’t need to be big guns with Jesus on our side because He IS the Big Gun!

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