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Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Knowledge from the Dark Side, Part 4 of 4 (The Invisible World)

May 6, 2013

Some people think the Bible is full of “thou shalt nots...” They have no use for a book that limits their freedoms in any way. But the problem is some “freedoms” are really chains of slavery. That’s the case for any means of seeking knowledge from the dark side, from Satan and his demons in the guise of mediums. Learn why God forbids this activity, and what can happen when we disobey. 

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Books that always seem to be popular are those that tell of near-death experiences, and the wonderful heaven that awaits us all. But the problem with most of them is that the books don’t mention any need for faith in Christ as the means to get there. The devil is deceiving multitudes into thinking that there’s no need to fear death; all will be okay.
May 3, 2013
God’s word is very clear: we’re not to consult mediums or fortune-tellers for guidance of any kind. But King Saul did so anyway to help him fight the Philistines. The knowledge he gained came from the dark side of the invisible world, and God was not pleased.
May 2, 2013
In eternity past, a civil war took place in heaven. Some of God’s angels rebelled, and a great darkness began. Satan and his forces were cast to Earth where, to this day, they’re at war with the people of God. They’re always seeking to destroy what God is building. Sometimes, through divination, demons seek to lure people into their trap. In today’s message learn Satan’s methods and our best defense. 
May 1, 2013
God does not limit Himself to church buildings when He wishes to speak to His children. A man named Jacob found that out when God came to him when he was sleeping on the ground using a rock for a pillow. In a dream, he learned of God’s plans for him and his nation. That place became sacred and Jacob called it “the gate of heaven.” Today: how each of us can meet God in the very same way.  
April 30, 2013
You might remember a Sunday School song called, “We are Climbing Jacob’s Ladder.” So, what’s that ladder all about? Jacob had a dream in which angels were ascending and descending a ladder that went from Earth to Heaven.  Today, we’ll find out what that ladder means, and how God used that imagery to bridge the gap between our visible world and His invisible one. 
April 29, 2013
We live in a visible world, but around us is an equally real invisible world. Sometimes the two intersect very tangibly. God may intervene supernaturally when we least expect it. That happened many times in both the Old and New Testaments. In today’s message, God speaks to a man in a dream, and reveals that man’s future destiny. This divine intersection is often called “Jacob’s ladder.”
April 26, 2013
The Bible tells of a life beyond this life—a life where all the wrongs of this world are made right. That world is, for now, part of an invisible world: the world of the spirit, the world of heaven and hell, God, angels and demons. Christians have to live in both worlds, and it’s our job to get ready for the world to come.
April 25, 2013
The invisible world. Paul calls it “an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison.” A world we cannot yet see that awaits all who believe in Christ.  In this message, learn more on how superior that world is when compared to any trial we could ever experience in this world.  
April 24, 2013
Our eyes can only process a narrow range of the energy called light. We can’t see infrared or ultraviolet. Many things are very real, even though we can’t see them. Life on Earth is not limited to what our five senses can detect. There’s an entire world out there that exists in the realm of the spirit. Today: a series begins that tells about that invisible world and how we relate to it. 
April 23, 2013
It might be said that the church in America has never been as rich in wealth, while at the same time as poor in spiritual power. This indictment was handed down by Jesus to the ancient church at Laodicea. He may have had our day in mind when He said, “Because you say I’m rich…you don’t know that you are wretched, miserable, blind and naked.”  So what remedy did He give them?
April 22, 2013
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Living With Your Passions
In a hyper-sexualized culture, sex is either reduced to pleasure-seeking or conflated with our identity. But God designed us as sexual beings for emotional and spiritual intimacy whose highest calling is to worship Him. In this revised edition, Pastor Erwin Lutzer draws on forty years of ministry experience to present a rationale for sexual purity. He gives an honest answer to the sexual pressures we face like extramarital relationships, self-gratification, same-sex attraction, and more. As desire-driven creatures, we don't have to pursue happiness at the expense of character. With our identity grounded in Christ, we can live victoriously with our passions. Click below to receive this book for a gift of any amount or call Moody Church Media at 1.800.215.5001.

About Running To Win

Running the race of life is hard. But with the Bible front and center and a heart to encourage, Pastor Erwin Lutzer presents clear Bible teaching, helping you make it across the finish line. Since 2011, this 25-minute program has provided a Godward focus and features listeners’ questions.

About Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer is Pastor Emeritus of The Moody Church where he served as the Senior Pastor for 36 years (1980-2016). He earned a B.Th. from Winnipeg Bible College, a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary, a M.A. in Philosophy from Loyola University, and an honorary LL.D. from the Simon Greenleaf School of Law (Now Trinity Law School).

A clear expositor of the Bible, he is the featured speaker on two radio programs: Running to Win—a daily Bible-teaching broadcast and Songs in the Night—an evening program that’s been airing since 1943. Running To Win broadcasts on a thousand outlets in the U.S. and across more than fifty countries in seven languages. His speaking engagements include Bible conferences and seminars, both domestically and internationally, including Russia, the Republic of Belarus, Germany, Scotland, Guatemala, and Japan. He has led tours to Israel and to the cities of the Protestant Reformation in Europe.

Pastor Lutzer is also a prolific author of over seventy books, including the bestselling We Will Not Be Silenced, One Minute After You Die, and the Gold Medallion Award winner, Hitler’s Cross. Pastor Lutzer and Rebecca live in the Chicago area and have three grown children and eight grandchildren. Connect with Pastor Lutzer on X (@ErwinLutzer) or moodymedia.org.

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