Wednesday, September 21, 2011

400-408 – Introduction to understanding the basics of Spiritual Warfare.  Too many people use the rebuke "In Jesus' Name get out of here!" as though it were magic or voodoo, and they're unaware of the reality of Acts 19:13-17 and the story of the Sons of Sceva.  The demons said, "Jesus we know, Paul, we know, but who are you?"  Unless you are truly "in Christ," then the words will have no effect.  Too often we end up kicking our leg rather than the dog who is biting our leg – we tend to fall into self-condemnation many times, rather than identify the reality of a spiritual attack (HT: Neil Anderson).

413-423 – Dudley Rutherford, senior pastor of Shepherd of the Hills Church in Porter Ranch (, heard Sunday mornings on KKLA at 9:00am.

Pastor Dudley's Retort to Satan

Satan, take note and listen well!

We are the Church of the Living God.  We are bought with blood, charged with power, married to Jesus, indwelt with His Spirit, destined for victory, immune from destruction.

We're part of the company of the committed, the crowd of the covenant, the congregation of the courageous.  We're a fellowship of the faithful, a battalion of believers, a regiment of the redeemed, a division of the devoted, an army of the approved, a team of the triumphant, and a platoon of the powerful.

Satan, you will not conquer me.  For I am blood-washed, daily delivered, strongly sanctified, Spirit-soaked, in-Word and in dwelt.  You are wasting your energy on me.  My fate is set.  My victory is assured.  I am linked with a sovereign and eternal power.

You are a deceiver, but you will not deceive me.  You are a roaring lion, but I am not devourable.  You are extremely subtle, but I am on to your ways.  You parade as an angel of light, but I walk in a stronger light.  Your days of deception are over with me.  I won't be detoured, derailed, distracted, distorted, discouraged, or disillusioned by your schemes.

I am off limits to you now.  My doors are closed and locked, and I've thrown away the keys.  You won't walk in, crawl in, sneak in, pry in, or barge into my life.  I have a permanent and precious friend who resides inside of me, and He will not share this temple with anyone, especially you.

His name is Jesus.  He and I know that your time's almost up.  You may lie, lure, linger, lurch, and laugh, but you won't get in.  Your days are numbered; your designs are dwindling; your evil is eroding; your devilishness is dissolving; your progress is poisoned; your success has been subverted.

So get off my property; get off my porch.  Get out of my sight.  For He who is in me is greater than he who is in the world.  Leave my family alone; leave my church alone; and leave my friends alone.

God is on my side.  Rather, I'm on God's side.  I have the same power that delivered Jesus from temptation and sin.  I have the same power that raised Him from the grave.  I have been promised the victory, and I have claimed that victory.  You can summon all your hosts, but you will lose the battle!

We are the Church of the Living God!  Blood-washed, Spirit-filled, battle-scarred, unrelenting and indestructible.  And in the blessed words of Jesus Christ, the gates of hell will not prevail against us.  In Jesus' name.  In Jesus' name.  In Jesus' name.  Are you listening?  In Jesus' name.  Amen and Amen!

428-438 – Dudley Rutherford, Who is Satan?  Satan accesses our pride through both fear and desire, persuasively deceiving us through reasonable arguments why we should not trust God, and instead, trust ourselves – encouraging us that there really is no good reason why we should not get what we want "now!"  Yet, the most damaging thing for us, many times, is to get what we want when we want it.  Which is why the Bible spends so much time teaching "death to self."  (HT: Dallas Willard).  

443-452 – Dudley Rutherford,

458-508 – Paul Karpf, Founder and CEO of Financial Recovery USA (, 877-995-55-52), one of just eleven companies in America certified by the Attorney General as a "Certified Foreclosure Consultant," and they have an "A" rating with the BBB.  If you're overwhelmed with credit card debt or struggling to keep up with your mortgage, give Financial Recovery USA a call to schedule your free consultation right now!  Offices are in the city of Orange, Woodland Hills and now Colton.  "Real solutions for real financial problems," that's Financial Recovery USA.

• Call before 8pm tonight and Paul will make sure you get a free face-to-face consultation with one of his financial counselors, but you must call before 8:00pm tonight.

• LPS (8/30/2011) LPS' Mortgage Monitor Report Shows Average Loan in Foreclosure Is Delinquent for Record 599 Days; First-Time Foreclosure Starts Near Three-Year Lows.

The July Mortgage Monitor report released by Lender Processing Services, Inc. (NYSE: LPS) shows that foreclosure timelines continue their steady upward trend, as a payment has not been made on the average loan in foreclosure in a record 599 days. Of the nearly 1.9 million loans that are 90 or more days delinquent but not yet in foreclosure, 42 percent have not made a payment in more than a year with an average delinquency of 397 days, also a new record. At the same time, first-time foreclosure starts in July were near three-year lows, and first-time delinquencies accounted for only 25 percent of new delinquent inventory.

As of the end of July, 4.1 million loans were either 90 or more days delinquent or in foreclosure, as delinquencies remain two times and foreclosures eight times pre-crisis levels. Foreclosure sales remain constricted, with foreclosure starts outnumbering sales by a factor of almost three to one. The slowdown is most pronounced in judicial foreclosure states, which maintain a foreclosure and seriously delinquent pipeline that is more than three times as long as non-judicial states. On average, at the current rate of foreclosure sales, judicial foreclosure states would require 111 months to work through inventories of loans that are 90 or more days delinquent or in foreclosure as compared to non-judicial states, which would be able to clear the inventories in approximately 32 months. 

• LA Times (9/15/2011) New foreclosures surge during August in hardest-hit markets.  California leads in new foreclosure proceedings with an increase of 55% over July. Metro areas in the inland parts of California post big jumps, with Riverside and San Bernardino counties soaring 68%.

• OC Register (9/15/2011) Bank of America default filings jump 200%

• WSJ (9/21/2011) Mortgage Twist Presents Fed With a Puzzle.

• Financial Times (9/21/2011) Moody's downgrades three US banks.

Moody's downgraded the credit ratings of Bank of America, Citigroup and Wells Fargo, three of the biggest US banks, over concerns that the US government would be less likely to rescue the lenders if they faced failure.

"Moody's believes that the government is likely to continue to provide some level of support to systemically important financial institutions. However, it is also more likely now than during the financial crisis to allow a large bank to fail should it become financially troubled, as the risks of contagion become less acute," the ratings agency wrote on Wednesday. //

512-523 – Paul Karpf,

528-539 – Yvette Maher, Senior Communications Specialist at Focus on the Family, and host of their interactive web-based television program Your Family Live!  She and her husband Tom are the proud parents of 23-year-old twin daughters, a 22-year-old son, and two perfect little grandsons.

544-554 – (Harper Valley PTA) Calls – Let's talk about church dress codes, how we dress-up – and sometimes dress-down– for church, and how it's often predictable within particular denominations and sub-cultures (e.g., most African-American churches "dress up.")  And, ought we to even address inappropriate clothing?  And if so, how do you do it?  (e.g., no Speedos at baptisms).  The poorer you are the more you dress up, and the richer you are the more you dress down?  How about the Hispanic, and Asian communities?  Churches outside of California criticize us for having too-casual a dressing style, derisively calling it "California Style."

558-608 – Calls –

612-623 – Katherine Worthington, General Sales Manager KKLA.  She was just in Haiti last week and the ladies dressed up as best they could and did the "hat" thing.  She was also at the Vatican a few years ago and her daughter had to cover her bare shoulders with Katherine's sweatshirt.  

628-639 – Calls –

644-654 – Calls –