Spiritual Warfare: Truth or Territory? - Jim Osman
What is it and how do we wage it? Many “experts” on spiritual warfare teach a methodology for battling demons, taking territory, and canceling curses that sounds like something you would expect to find a Harry Potter novel. Practices such as binding and rebuking Satan, canceling generational curses, and spiritual mapping are popular in many Christian circles and taught in many non-charismatic conservative churches. But are they Biblical?
In this video series, Pastor Jim Osman examines the practices and the claims of spiritual warfare “experts” in the light of biblical teaching. Many of the practices and doctrines of the modern spiritual warfare movement are not grounded in Scripture. Scripture describes spiritual warfare as a battle for TRUTH, not TERRITORY. When the Bible alone informs our understanding of spiritual warfare, we are forced to abandon the man-made carnal weapons of the modern methodology.
Every Christian is called to the battle. Are you equipped to fight it? Do you know what you are fighting? Do you know the weapon that God has given to you? This series will equip you to engage in the real battle - the battle for the minds of men and women.
Intro & Sufficiency - E.1 - Spiritual Warfare: Truth or Territory? - Jim Osman
An introduction to biblical spiritual warfare and the doctrine of the sufficiency of scripture.
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Truth or Territory? - E.2 - Spiritual Warfare: Truth or Territory? - Jim Osman
Looking at 2 Corinthians 10:3-6, Jim Osman contrasts two views of spiritual warfare: the truth view and the territory view.
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Hedges & Hexes - E.3 - Spiritual Warfare: Truth or Territory? - Jim Osman
Have you ever heard someone “pray a hedge of thorns?” What is that? Is it biblical? What about generational curses? Does God curse children for the sins of their ancestors? Must those sins be renounced for the curse to be cancelled? Many think these practices constitute real spiritual warfare. In...
Binding & Rebuking - E.4 - Spiritual Warfare: Truth or Territory? - Jim Osman
You have probably heard well-meaning Christians exercise their authority in Christ by rebuking the devil or binding him and his evil spirits. In this episode we look at these practices and the proof texts often used to support them.
Spiritual Mapping - E.5 - Spiritual Warfare: Truth or Territory? - Jim Osman
Spiritual mapping is the practice of identifying Satan's hierarchy, naming demons, and doing battle against them. Some teach that this is necessary to claim cities, regions, and nations for Christ. In this episode we look at the practice and the biblical texts used to support it.
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Demon Possession & Sanctification - E.6 - Spiritual Warfare: Truth or Territory?
Modern spiritual warfare experts teach that exorcisms are something Christians should be performing today. Others believe that exorcisms are essential for our growth in sanctification. Are these things biblical? In episode 6, we take a look at what the Bible says about exorcisms and Christian san...
Authority & Exorcisms - E.7 - Spiritual Warfare: Truth or Territory? - Jim Osman
Many mistakenly believe that Christ has granted us a near unlimited authority over the spiritual realm. They believe that this authority can be used to perform exorcisms to claim people back from Satan’s power. However, Scripture teaches that exorcisms are a miraculous sign that accompanied Jesus...
Ephesians 6 - E.8 - Spiritual Warfare: Truth or Territory? - Jim Osman
In this final episode, we look at an often misused and misunderstood passage of Scripture - Ephesians 6. The Armor of God section of Ephesians is often treated in isolation from its context and used as a list for mantra style prayers. We will see how the Armor of God section is a fitting conclusi...