Rejoice Not In This

John Alley examines the proper balance to be found in walking with God while being alert to the need for spiritual warfare. Beginning his message with a story to illustrate his point, John emphasises that while problems do crop up, we deal with the problem without our emphasis changing from a clear focus on Christ and His will. “I know who I am, and who I belong to. This is my big picture” says John. When a matter for spiritual warfare occurs, it must be dealt with, but it does not change the big picture. John emphasises the importance of being a worshipper and of following the commands that Jesus gave in the Gospels. These, says John, are our key to victory in warfare. John goes on to bring several Scripture references including Luke 10:18-20 in which Jesus says “…do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.” Following John’s message, David Hood shares some experiences in this vein, encouraging the listeners to praise and worship at every opportunity.