“Do Christians have the authority to rebuke the devil?”……There are some Christians who believe they not only have the authority to rebuke the devil, but they believe they must be about the business of rebuking him continually. There is no biblical basis for such a belief. It must be remembered that Satan, unlike God, is […]

Works of Darkness   “And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.” (Ephesians 5:11)   What are these “works of darkness” which we must avoid? Some of these works are enumerated in Romans 13:12-13: “Let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, . . . not in rioting […]

“Can Satan read our minds / know our thoughts?”……First, it is important for us to remember that Satan is not omnipresent – he cannot be in more than one place at a time. Only God is everywhere, only God knows everything, while Satan must rely on his army of demons to do his bidding. ……Can […]

“Who was Beelzebub?”……“Beelzebub” is the Greek form of the name “Baal-zebub,” a pagan Philistine god worshiped in the ancient Philistine city of Ekron during the Old Testament times. 2Kings1:2“One day Israel’s new king, Ahaziah, fell through the latticework of an upper room at his palace in Samaria and was seriously injured. So he sent messengers […]

The Mystery of Darkness March 23, 2012 Revelation 22:5 “ And there will be no night there—no need for lamps or sun—for the Lord God will shine on them. And they will reign forever and ever.”   The Bible reveals that 1 John 1:5…“This is the message we heard from Jesus and now declare to […]

“Does Satan have to get God’s permission before he can attack us?”……Answer: There is no biblical evidence that suggests Satan needs God’s specific permission in order to act against Christians. Many people believe that Job 1 supports the idea of Satan not being able to afflict Job until he asked God. However, consider Satan’s argument […]

What is a bad omen……Answer: It might be helpful to first explain what an omen is. An omen is considered to be an event that portends the future, whether good or bad. In ancient Rome, “augurs” were those who could interpret these omens. Augury is a term to indicate the interpretation of omens and also […]