How To Demon-Proof Your Life (2 of 3) by Steve Jones
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Series: How to Demon Proof Your Life
Barbara Walters of ABC's 20/20 did a story on gender roles in Kabul, Afghanistan several years before the current Afghan conflict. She noted that women customarily walked five paces behind their husbands. She recently returned to Kabul and observed that women still walk behind their husbands. Despite the overthrow of the oppressive Taliban regime, the women are happy to maintain the old custom. Ms. Walters approached one of the Afghani women and asked, "Why do you still seem happy with an old custom that you once tried so desperately to change?" The woman looked Ms. Walters straight in the eyes, and without hesitation said, "Land Mines." No matter what language you speak or where you go: Behind every man there is one smart woman!
The territory we will cover in our study today is salted with landmines. We're going to need to put on our thinking caps and really concentrate to navigate safely through. I'm going to try to lead us without blowing myself up along the way.
Last week, I preached a message entitled, "How to Demon-Proof Your Life". We noted three steps. First, we demon-proof our lives by accepting the reality of demons. Secondly, we demon-proof our lives by acknowledging the antagonism of demons (demons are our enemies). Thirdly, we demon-proof our lives by aligning ourselves with the vanquisher of Demons. We do that by accepting God's gracious offer of salvation through Jesus Christ.
In the course of that message I posed the question: Are people being demon-possessed today? I promised to attempt to answer that question in part II of the message and part II of the message is today. I'm not going to keep you in suspense. I'm going to tell you my conclusion and spend the rest of the time giving you the reasons why I believe this way and then I'll finish up by acknowledging some of the reasons why I could be ...
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