Does Evil Stop Itself?

Deuteronomy 32:35-36 – Vengeance is mine, and recompense, for the time when their foot shall slip; for the day of their calamity is at hand, and their doom comes swiftly.’ For the Lord will vindicate his people and have compassion on his servants, when he sees that their power is gone and there is none … Read more

Who Rules Over Hell?

2 Kings 1:16-17a – …“Thus says the Lord, ‘Because you have sent messengers to inquire of Baal-zebub, the god of Ekron – is it because there is no God in Israel to inquire of his word? – therefore you shall not come down from the bed to which you have gone up, but you shall … Read more

Are You Embracing the Supernatural?

2 Kings 2:5-6 – The messengers returned to the king, and he said to them, “Why have you returned?” And they said to him, “There came a man to meet us, and said to us, ‘Go back to the king who sent you, and say to him, Thus says the Lord, Is it because there … Read more

Can God Stop Evil?

2 Kings 1:10 – But Elijah answered the captain of fifth, “If I am a man of God, let fire come down from heaven and consume you and your fifty.” Then fire came down from heaven and consumed him and his fifty.  Throughout the life of Elijah, we see that God is all-knowing. Over and … Read more

Are You Tolerating the Demonic?

2 Kings 1:2 – Now Ahaziah fell through the lattice in his upper chamber in Samaria, and lay sick; so he sent messengers, telling them, “Go, inquire of Baal-zebub, the god of Ekron, where I shall recover from this sickness.” After King Ahab dies, his son King Ahaziah is just as wicked as his father … Read more

What Happens When You Serve a False God?

2 Kings 1:1 – After the death of Ahab, Moab rebelled against Israel.  What is happening in the northern and southern kingdoms in the days of Elijah is similar to a fast-spreading wildfire. The flames of Hell were spreading with the worship of Baal, consuming God’s people, destroying places in which God was worshipped, and … Read more

What Does it Take to Overcome Evil?

1 Kings 22:37-38 – So the king [Ahab] died, and was brought to Samaria. And they buried the king in Samaria. And they washed the chariot by the pool of Samaria, and the dogs licked up his blood, and the prostitutes washed themselves in it, according to the word of the Lord that he had spoken. The Bible promises … Read more

How Can God Be All-Powerful in an Evil World?

1 Kings 22:19 – And Micaiah said, “Therefore hear the word of the Lord: I saw the Lord sitting on his throne, and all the host of heaven standing beside him on his right hand and on his left… In most movies, the plotline is between good and evil. In this scene, and the rest of the Bible, the battle … Read more

Does God Use Evil for Good?

1 Kings 22:8 – And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, “There is yet one man by whom we may inquire of the Lord, Micaiah the son of Imlah, but I hate him, for he never prophesies good concerning me, but evil.” And Jehoshaphat said, “Let not the king say so.” Yesterday, we looked at … Read more

Why Does God Allow Evil?

1 Kings 22:18 – And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, “Did I not tell you that he would not prophesy good concerning me, but evil?” Every day, we witness wrongdoing, and even evil, in families, churches, and governments. This leads us to one of the most difficult questions, “God is sovereign, powerful, and good. … Read more

Does God Destroy Evildoers?

1 Kings 21:24 – “…Anyone belonging to Ahab who dies in the city the dogs shall eat, and anyone of his who dies in the open country the birds of the heavens shall eat.” Finally, we get to the point where God had simply had enough with Ahab and Jezebel, this couple and the demons … Read more

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

This practical talk from Real Men based in the book of Romans can help anyone distinguish how to deal with various people in their lives based on the categories of wise, foolish, and evil.