Tag Archives: legal

Enforcing the Verdict

Enforcing the Verdict (Reading time: 8.2 minutes) Contents The Legal Perspective Discover God’s Verdict Act with Authority Persevere Summary The Legal Perspective Our spiritual conflict with Satan is legal in nature, not combative. Jesus defeated the devil on the cross, so although our conflict is still very real, we don’t have to fight the devil Read More…

Presenting Our Case

Presenting Our Case (Reading time: 12.2 minutes) Contents Introduction Pleading Our Case Proper Protocol Summary Introduction As we saw in a previous article, “Satan” literally means “accuser” and he brings formal legal charges against us. We silence him with a three-step response: humble ourselves, confess we’re guilty as charged, and conform what we think and Read More…

Statutes and Evidence

Statutes and Evidence (Reading time: 5.7 minutes) Contents Introduction Statutes Evidence Summary Article Introduction As we saw in previous articles, God is the Almighty, who has unlimited authority and controlling influence. Some of his pronouncements set people’s destinies and others function as laws. These pronouncements, decrees or statutes are the basis for his judgments and Read More…

Entering the Court

Entering the Court (Reading time: 1.9 minutes) In previous articles, we became aware of the legal nature of our spiritual conflict, so let’s consider our involvement in it. We’re about to discover that we can enter –  and actually have been entering – God’s heavenly court to take care of business and see changes on Read More…

The Defense Counsel

The Defense Counsel (Reading time: 7 minutes) Contents Introduction Holy Spirit Jesus Summary Article Introduction Our spiritual existence and related conflicts are legal in nature. God is the Judge and Satan fills the role of prosecutor. We are the accused or defendants in this scenario and Satan brings formal legal charges against us before the Read More…

The Prosecutor

The Prosecutor (Reading time: 7.1 minutes) Contents Introduction The Prosecutor’s Identity Legal Charges in the Heavenly Court Legal Charges in Secular Courts Summary Article Introduction In the previous articles, we discovered that the nature of spiritual conflict changed at the cross from war-like battles to legal conflicts and one of God’s functions is to render Read More…

The Judge

The Judge (Reading time: 7.8 minutes) Contents Scriptural Evidence God’s Legal Roles Our Response Summary Scriptural Evidence The premise of this article series is that our conflict in the spiritual realm is legal in nature and the evidence is in the original languages of the Bible. We’ll examine the participants engaged in that conflict by Read More…

A Legal Conflict, Not a Battlefield

A Legal Conflict, Not a Battlefield (Reading time: 12.8 minutes) Contents Introduction Not Combat Now, It’s Different Summary Introduction History recorded in the Old Testament is full of skirmishes, battles and even prolonged wars. The New Testament includes many references to warfare, armor and strongholds, and Christians often talk about spiritual warfare. This leads us Read More…