041 – Spiritual Warfare Testimony

Spiritual warfare is real. It’s both personal and cosmic. Marla uses a real story to illustrate universal principles of spiritual warfare.

In today’s program we’ll be talking some more about the great conflict that started in heaven and will continue until God has eradicated evil from the universe. We’ll also be discussing how to win the war so that Jesus can come back and take us home. We haven’t yet finished the series on the Hebrew feasts called Messiah’s Calendar – I’ll be working on Part 3 of that series after this program.

But I had to interrupt that series to share with you an experience I had a couple of weeks ago as I was preparing to travel to Arkansas. I was invited to speak at a church there to do a kick-off of a Drive-thru Prayer. The Prayer Team had done a fantastic job: they were very organized and had thought through all the details. Overall it was a high Sabbath and the Lord stirred up the community to drive by for prayer. … Continue reading

Transgender: God Didn’t Make You This Way

The Seventh-day Adventist Church released a statementon April 11, 2017 regarding the position of the church regarding transgenderism and the attitude that SDA Church members should have toward transgender individuals. I found the statement to be very carefully thought through and compassionate while being grounded in bible truth. I’m including the entire text below for your benefit. If you’d like to visit the Seventh-day Adventist Church website page where this was posted, click here.

Seventh-day Adventist World Church Vote Statement on Transgenderism:

Church leaders express the desire to bring people to the foot of the cross, not chase them away from Christ

The following statement on Transgenderism, or Gender Dysphoria, was voted by the executive committee of the Seventh-day Adventist Church during their annual Spring Meetings.

In his role as chair, Ted Wilson, president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church urged the statement be voted “with the understanding we may be able to adjust a little phrasing here or there that might make it less abstract.” He went on to say, … Continue reading

The Power of Agreement

“In the mouth of two or three witnesses, every word shall be established” (Deuteronomy 19:15, Matthew 18:16, John 8:17, 2 Corinthians 13:1, 1 Timothy 5:19)

One of the truths that has most shaped my ministry as a Prayer Warrior is the power of agreement. It all started three years ago when I was helping our church to develop and grow our Prayer Ministry. I was working to get the Prayer Team to do an intercessory prayer service in the sanctuary every Sabbath after the divine service. One Sabbath afternoon we were in the Prayer Room rehearsing what the prayer line should look like, and this still small voice inside of me kept reminding me of the words of Jesus in Matthew 18:19: “If two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven”. Being quite new in the church and on the team, I was shy to bring it up as it was already a victory that the team was willing to stand in front … Continue reading