Since 1984, Eric Barger has traveled across the US and Canada presenting his unique mix of teaching and evangelism through “Take A Stand!” Ministries as he speaks at seminars, conferences, churches and Christian schools. As part of Eric’s apologetics ministry, he confronts both culture and the Church as he focuses on the Cults, World Religions, the Occult, Spiritual Warfare, as well as troubling trends and doctrinal issues facing Christians in these last days. His ministry exists “to see the lost saved and the church changed by the power of Jesus Christ.”
Make no mistake: If you are a serious, committed Christian, you are in a war! The eternal souls of millions is at stake and this battle allows for no neutral parties or oblivious bystanders. You are either actively engaged in this spiritual effort or you give aid and comfort to the enemy by standing on the side in silence and not intervening.
The weapons of our warfare are not those of the world. Yet the weapons we wield are powerful to overcome the darkness and lead people to the light of Jesus Christ. But weapons can be ineffective or even useless unless we are well equipped, trained to handle them skillfully.
Eric Barger joins us this morning to discuss his book on spiritual warfare, Disarming the Powers of Darkness.
Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 9 But resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same experiences of suffering are being accomplished by your brethren who are in the world. 1 Peter 5:8-9
Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. 8 Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. James 4:7-8
And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even when faced with death. Revelation 12:11
There is a way which seems right to a man,
But its end is the way of death. Proverbs 14:12
In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials, 7 so that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ; 1 Peter 1:6-7