The Evil Empire
Find please Luke chapter ten and in just a moment I want to begin reading in verse seventeen but before I do when you find it look up here, Luke chapter ten and verse seventeen. Luke ten, verse seventeen. I believe that Ronald Reagan is a great man and uh, some time ago he was speaking of the Soviets and he called them by this phrase, an evil empire, an evil empire and I want to say that I believe that Communism is unspeakably evil, I really believe that with all of my heart, I believe that evil is a good word to describe a system that denies categorically almighty God and I believe when we see the murderous ways of Communism, when we see their malevolent plans for domination, indeed we can think of an empire of evil, but it is not the people, not the Soviet people hat we're opposed to, they are people like we are and they are objects of God's love and there is an empire of evil that is behind that evil empire and behind the wickedness and the sin in the United States also. Now, listen to God's word, Luke chapter ten, verse seventeen. Jesus had sent seventy out to preach and the bible says in verse seventeen, and the seventy returned again with joy saying Lord, even the devils are subject unto to us through thy name. He said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightening fall from heaven, behold I give you power to tread on serpents and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that spirits are subject unto you but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven. Now, the message today is a very serious and a very somber message on the threshold of a brand new year. It is a call to alarm and a call to arms. I want to remind you my brothers and sisters in Christ, we're not in a religious playground, we're in a battlefield, we are in a grim conflict with a deadly enemy and in any warfare, it is necessary to know the enemy. We are up against the mobil ...
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