A Supernatural Question

I’m preparing to address two sensational issues at Adorn…

  1. Miracles
  2. Demons
They are both HUGE topics to cover in two 45-minute sessions, and I am hoping to focus my study on the pieces that matter. You can help, by sharing…

What sort of questions or concerns are out there about either of these?

About Lazo

Lazo is the pastor for preaching and vision at Reality SB. He is committed to spreading the value of our union with Christ in Santa Barbara, through the expository preaching of God's Word. You might like these blog posts, 5 Wrong Ways To Comfort Hurting People, or Daisy Love and the Magic Eraser. You can follow Chris on twitter at @LazoChris.

Posted on July 12, 2011, in Adorn, sermons and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. It would seem logical (with human logic) that more miracles from Christians would equal more glory to God. Since God likes glory, why can’t we perform crazy miracles like the apostles?

    • Good question, thank you! I will address this in the sermon.

    • And for the record, Conner, I’m on the same page.

      • LAZO! Last night God inspired me to see hearts with prophecy, so I went out into Isla Vista with my friend who does prophesy. We both saw into this girl’s heart and it was dead on, she was totally hooked, we told her about Jesus, she was even more hooked, we asked if she wanted that relationship, SHE DID, she invited Christ.

        A MIRACLE!

        nuts. And now I know why God would like prophecy, it can bring his children back.

        just thought id tell you since you said to spread word about miracles haha

  2. I got a demon question, haha. Ok- how victorious is believer over demons that exist in a non-believer? If the non-believer is willing to be prayed for, yet we can’t proclaim the blood of christ over them yet, does that deminish our authority over demons?

    • Good question. There is probably a multi-faceted answer to that. Jesus cast demons out of non-believers, and gave us the authority to do likewise. However, James is clear that one must be submitted to God before being able to resist the devil (Jam.4:7). So a believer has authority over demons, but a non-believer has no authority, and we live in worlds that overlap both. Does that make sense? The authority ultimately relies on being submitted to God. I’ll try to address this more on Friday too.

      • Hmmm still confused. Lol. I guess maybe the non believer who is demon possessed must have a part of them that wants to resist and give it to God even if they haven’t fully submitted yet? Because Christians praying over someone who is demon possessed but is still heavily apposed to God wouldn’t do much good, right? The demoniac Jesus cast the demons out of, he clearly wasnt a believer but at the same time he ran to Jesus…so there was a part of him resisting the enemy, and obviously Jesus was fully submitted to God..(duh).am I making progress here?

  3. Yeah you are. Maybe a more simple way of saying it is that people can be in bondage if they want to be, yet freedom is always provided in the power of Jesus Christ. So if a Christian were praying over a repentant non-believer who was demonized, the Christian would have authority to cast it out. But if someone continued in their rebellion to God, there is no guarantee that the demon would not come back, in fact, it probably will (Matthew 12:43-45)

    • Bingo, now that makes total sense:-) muchas gracias señor. Looking forward to the sermon. Just finished reading “what demons can do to saints” and now I’m starting “Satan is no myth” so this goes right along with my current study theme:)

      • If you like reading about demons :-) one of the best I’ve read is “3 Crucial Questions about Spiritual Warfare” by Clint Arnold

  4. Haha you make me sound like a freak “if you like reading about demons” LOL. but I’ll check that one out;) trying to educate myself on the topic so I’m not clueless on how to help my friend…

  5. Connor, that is so awesome! I love that!

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