(NOTE: We’ve experienced some technical issues with the broadcasts this week and this broadcast’s sound quality is poor.) In today’s encore broadcast, Pastor Ray continues dealing with the story of Balaam and witchcraft. Witchcraft will result in blindness as it did with Balaam and we will not see the angel of the Lord standing against us. We must become who God wants us to be and to lay down the ways of Balaam. Great love causes great pain but there must be a full work, which requires a complete crucifixion. Jesus wants to transform you from a donkey of darkness to a vessel of light.
I’ll leave these words from Ephesians but would encourage you to read the entire chapter. (Ephesians 6: 10-13) Finally, my brethren, you must be strengthened in the Lord and in the power of His might. You must put on the whole armor of God, for you to be able to stand against the scheming methods of the devil. For our fight is not against flesh and blood, but against the powers of first rank, against the authorities, against the world-rulers of the darkness of this age, against the spiritual forces of the wickedness in the heavenlies. For this reason, you must take up the full armor of God, so that you may be able to stand firm in the wicked day, having overcome in all things, to stand as victors. (Malcolm L. Lavender, Lavender’s New Testament, A Literal Translation of the Robinson-Pierpont Majority Text (1995))