Tag Archives: spiritual warfare

Inner Peace; October 14, 2017


Psalm 29:11 The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace. There is a very small difference in nuance between the English and the Japanese translations of this verse. Actually, it is just a shift … Continue reading

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Internal Struggles; October 4, 2017


Psalm 13:2 How long must I wrestle with my thoughts and every day have sorrow in my heart? I would dare say there’s not a person alive who hasn’t experienced internal struggles like this; they are part of the human … Continue reading

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Response to Opposition; September 16, 2017


Nehemiah 6:9 They were all trying to frighten us, thinking, “Their hands will get too weak for the work, and it will not be completed.” But I prayed, “Now strengthen my hands.” Nehemiah was faced with satanic opposition expressed through … Continue reading

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Emotions; September 4, 2017


Ezra 3:13 No-one could distinguish the sound of the shouts of joy from the sound of weeping, because the people made so much noise. And the sound was heard far away. Intense emotions of various sorts can indeed become jumbled … Continue reading

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Unity in Obedience; August 24, 2017


2 Chronicles 30:12 Also in Judah the hand of God was on the people to give them unity of mind to carry out what the king and his officials had ordered, following the word of the Lord. Genuine unity comes … Continue reading

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Jehoshaphat; August 21, 2017


2 Chronicles 20:20 Jehoshaphat stood and said, “Listen to me, Judah and people of Jerusalem! Have faith in the Lord your God and you will be upheld; have faith in his prophets and you will be successful.” I have loved … Continue reading

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Naysayers; August 1, 2017


2 Kings 18:30 “Do not let Hezekiah persuade you to trust in the Lord when he says, ‘The Lord will surely deliver us; this city will not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria.’” Those who come … Continue reading

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