Today’s article continues an eight week series on the armor of God. A very important part of being prepared spiritually for the “End Times” is being dressed in and utilizing the whole armor of God for Satan will be extremely powerful and even more deceptive because he knows that his time is short. The shield of faith is the next piece of armor to be put on by the Christian soldier. As the Christian soldier goes deep into enemy territory to rescue the perishing the devil will hurl a volley of flaming arrows to discourage you in your pursuit. Upon receiving one of his arrows, you may experience strong emotions of fear, emptiness, aloneness, and doubt that comes in an instant when you least expect it, and then your spirit cries out in anguish begging for someone to listen to your plight. These arrows are all the more destructive in power. They have the ability to pierce and seriously wound the soldier. When the piercing arrows of depression, anger, and fear are filling the air, we must learn to take refuge behind the shield of faith (see Proverbs 30:5). As we come together as believers, we can link our faith-shields to ward off the devil’s darts. Continue reading The Shield of Faith
We all know that the hallmark of true Christianity is love. Love for God and love for our fellow man and especially for our brother or sister in Christ. Jesus Christ was our greatest example of this kind of love. He fought against the vicious wolves of His day who were destroying the sheep with their human traditions and false doctrine. He stood toe to toe with them not to win an argument but to protect those who were put into His care by the Heavenly Father. For the sake of the sheep He confronted the blind guides, He argued against the established order, and exposed their dangerous doctrines that kept people in bondage to their human traditions. His love was so great that He healed the sick, cured horrible diseases, made whole the lame, restored eyesight to the blind, and drove out demons that were holding people in bondage. His love was so great for all of His followers that He spent many hours every day teaching the truth about life and liberty. Not only did He want to restore the broken bodies and free their minds from their enslavement to the devil but He also wanted them to experience the new life – a bountiful life free from anxiety and the stresses of everyday life. Finally, He paid the ultimate price by offering His life as an atoning sacrifice for all those who believe. His love did not stop there, but He made good on His promise to send the Comforter to lead His followers into all truth by reminding them of all that He taught them concerning the new life. He counted the cost and fulfilled His mission.
The founder, Rev. Daniel W. Blair has seen firsthand the psychiatric abuse from worldly counseling and psychotropic drug addiction. So many lives have been destroyed by leading people to put their trust in their counselor and his drugs instead of putting their trust in God’s holy counsel alone. Consequently most Christians no longer experience the joy of their salvation and the full extent of their transformation. Therefore, on June 19, 2014 CAPA- Christians against Psychiatric Abuse was launched to be a platform for a worldwide ministry to the Church. CAPA is a ministry to open the eyes of so many who have been blinded by a false gospel and addicted to mind altering drugs. Chapters will be started in cities across America and in countries around the world to spread the truth from God’s Word that through faith every believer in Christ can experience transformation where old things pass away and behold all things become new. Teaching every believer that God has given His children everything they need for life and godliness to solve any and all of their emotional and psychological problems without the intervention of psychology and their mind altering drugs. This is not a ministry of one, but a ministry of all God’s children who are willing to be light bearers in a very dark world.
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Letter One: This will be the first in a series of letters written to a church in exile. As the great apostle John was exiled to the island of Patmos in the first centuries of Christianity it’s my belief that the true church of God has also been exiled. Not simply to an island but exiled from significantly influencing the modern world. Evil is marching triumphantly across the world stage making its disciples and forcing the Church into submission or unfettered silence. Yet in the midst of this encroaching evil and the demise of classic Christianity one still hears the relentless cry of Holy Scripture that says its gospel will spread throughout the entire world then the end will come. Therein is the problem, if silenced by the captivity of worldliness and secularism then how can the gospel continue to spread where no one can say, “opportunity of life was not given them.” There are two major points of view where one says that there will be a great revival at the end of the age and another opposing view that says it will only get worse where true Christians are decimated by the coming beast and horrified by the worldwide judgments of God that reign down on fallen humanity. Of course in America there is a popular third option that says Christians living at the end will neither concern themselves with world evangelization nor suffer the fate of end time saints. On the other hand, these letters will explore the biblical mandate of surviving the end and spreading the true gospel to the ends of the earth.
Two thousand years have come and gone since that first great light appeared in the midst of prevailing darkness lying in a manger. What a horrible foreboding darkness that covered the entire world upon His arrival to shed light to fallen humanity. Since the dawn of creation humanity has rejected the light and made for themselves idols of stone and wood. They chased after every perversion, slaughtered millions through the art of war or enslaving them to a life of toil and rigor. Continue reading A Light in the Prevailing Darkness