Pastor's Blog: The Reality of Spiritual Warfare!
This coming Sunday, February 14, Lord willing, we will continue our look at Daniel chapter 10. The title of the message is “Daniel’s Persistence and a Vision of Glory.” In part 2, Daniel is literally overwhelmed from having been in the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ. Gabriel comes and speaks to Daniel about his persistence in prayer, and helps us understand why sometimes we do not receive the answers to our prayers. This is very critical to understand in order to overcome discouragement in your prayer life. You need to be on the front lines in prayer because you, like Daniel, have an enemy of your soul. Spiritual warfare is real. It is an overlooked subject which leads to much defeat in the lives of many believers. We will see the reality of this warfare and be instructed on how to win the victory.
I am excited about an upcoming event that was just made available to us – The Old Paths Quartet will be with us on Sunday, February 21! They will be singing and leading us in our worship of the Lord on that day. This is the group we had back in February of 2020 for the event with the Rescue Mission. You may recall we had three professions of faith that night.
I will be taking a break from Daniel for the last two weeks in February. I will be preaching a message entitled “Are There Few That Be Saved?” from Luke 13:22-24 on the 21st. This message has a strong evangelistic appeal and it would be a great Sunday to invite a friend or family member, especially one who is lost. Truth is, any Sunday is a good Sunday to invite someone to church! Details coming on the message for the 28th.
On Wednesdays we are continuing our look at the purpose of the church and will be studying chapter 9 in Jeffrey Johnson’s excellent book, “The Church.” We will be looking at the teaching of the church, which is most critical to forming a proper foundation for the ministry efforts of the church. Our Wednesday night attendance has not been strong, so let me encourage you to get back to church on Wednesday – a midweek recharge is good for all of us.
As always, I am looking forward to what God will do at Tabernacle this coming Sunday. Please be present with your Bibles in hand as we worship the Lord together!
Blessings, YFJS, Bro. Tom