Pastor Carl Gallups
We're joined by Pastor Carl Gallups today as we try to look at today's news from a biblical perspective, and try to see how all that is happening around us fits into God's plan for the world. His latest book is Gods & Thrones: Nachash, Forgotten Prophecy, & the Return of the Elohim.
It is very easy to become consumed with all that is happening around us these days. Politics, entertainment, sports–all potential distractions from living The Great Commission. And while we should certainly be aware of all that is happening around us, it is crucial we keep a Biblical perspective and world view, recognizing God is not surprised at the growth of confusion and evil around us.
For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh, 4 for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses. 5 We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ, 6 and we are ready to punish all disobedience, whenever your obedience is complete. 2 Corinthians 10:3-6
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. 14 Stand firm therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Ephesians 6:10-17
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Romans 12:21
You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world. 1 John 4:4