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Demons are Real and We have Authority

Hey y'all,

Show of hands, how many of you panicked just a smidge when you read the title of this post? As a former Lutheran/Methodist/engaged to a Catholic/attending a baptist school/working at--member of a Presbyterian Church, I hear ya.

Isn't it funny that we tend to just accept this crazy idea that we read scripture about people, not just Jesus, CASTING OUT DEMONS, but then close the Bible and say "that's nice," but as soon as someone talks about this type of Spiritual Warfare going on in present day we shut down because "that doesn't really happen."

I have an update for you: yes it does. The author of Luke and Acts didn't close the book and put down their pen or piece of flint or feather or whatever and God said "good thing that's over," and stop giving people the authority to cast demons out. And he sure as heck did not say, "Okay demons, you can go home now."

They are here. The Devil still comes to Steal, Kill, and …

The More of God

This past week and this coming Wednesday, we had the wonderful opportunity to hear from two powerful women of God, Correena Spangler and Jess Sharp. These women are doing such crazy spiritual things I couldn't help but have them share with the students of FPC.

Jess spoke to the High School group while Correena spoke to the Middle School group last week and they will swap groups this week. Jess spoke deeply and personally about "the more of God" while Correena enlightened students on the ability to see and cast out demons.

Since I sat in with the High Schoolers last week, I think I'll share what Jess had to say about her walk with Christ. Jess grew up in a little Minnesota town as a very athletic and successful young lady. She was raised Lutheran and followed her brother to Augustana when she graduated. She said that she "grew up knowing a lot about God but not having any sort of relationship with the Lord." Boy did that change. She went on to tell us about…