I pray this video is NOT true…did some homework and do not like what I found!

+ let me know should this not be true… get ready if you believe it with another video and all happening at the same time…

With all these guys coming over that fence as easy as they did…I am with you Mary… it seems like at least gathered about 6,000 more people since it all began…and now there are going to be released from our prisons over 2.3 billion prisoners getting in great shape in prison and this video I pray is Not correct… https://youtu.be/UQRn5usnQIo … because if it is and the millions of VISITORS that are already here…and the election coming up… it could bring “A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER!” allowing Martial Law in many areas…at the same time as 5G = “the all seeing EYE” being brought into these recently destroyed area… just look at the back of the America dollar
I believe this Scripture from the KJBible says it best for IT IS WRITTEN: Isaiah​​ Chapter 10:1 “Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write grievousness which they have prescribed; 2 To turn aside the needy from judgment, and to take away the right from the poor of my people, that widows may be their prey, and that they may rob the fatherless! 3 And what will ye do in the day of visitation, and in the desolation which shall come from far? to whom will ye flee for help? and where will ye leave your glory? 4 Without me they shall bow down under the prisoners, and they shall fall under the slain. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still. 5 ¶ O Assyrian, the rod of mine anger, and the staff in their hand is mine indignation. 6 I will send him against an hypocritical nation, and against the people of my wrath will I give him a charge, to take the spoil, and to take the prey, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets. 7 Howbeit he meaneth not so, neither doth his heart think so; but it is in his heart to destroy and cut off nations not a few. 8 For he saith, Are not my princes altogether kings? 9 Is not Calno as Carchemish? is not Hamath as Arpad? is not Samaria as Damascus? 10 As my hand hath found the kingdoms of the idols, and whose graven images did excel them of Jerusalem and of Samaria; 11 Shall I not, as I have done unto Samaria and her idols, so do to Jerusalem and her idols? 12 Wherefore it shall come to pass, that when the Lord hath performed his whole work upon mount Zion and on Jerusalem, I will punish the fruit of the stout heart of the king of Assyria, and the glory of his high looks. 13 For he saith, By the strength of my hand I have done it, and by my wisdom; for I am prudent: and I have removed the bounds of the people, and have robbed their treasures, and I have put down the inhabitants like a valiant man: 14 And my hand hath found as a nest the riches of the people: and as one gathereth eggs that are left, have I gathered all the earth; and there was none that moved the wing, or opened the mouth, or peeped. 15 Shall the axe boast itself against him that heweth therewith? or shall the saw magnify itself against him that shaketh it? as if the rod should shake itself against them that lift it up, or as if the staff should lift up itself, as if it were no wood. 16 Therefore shall the Lord, the Lord of hosts, send among his fat ones leanness; and under his glory he shall kindle a burning like the burning of a fire. 17 And the light of Israel shall be for a fire, and his Holy One for a flame: and it shall burn and devour his thorns and his briers in one day; 18 And shall consume the glory of his forest, and of his fruitful field, both soul and body: and they shall be as when a standardbearer fainteth. 19 And the rest of the trees of his forest shall be few, that a child may write them. 20 ¶ And it shall come to pass in that day, that the remnant of Israel, and such as are escaped of the house of Jacob, shall no more again stay upon him that smote them; but shall stay upon the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, in truth. 21 The remnant shall return, even the remnant of Jacob, unto the mighty God. 22 For though thy people Israel be as the sand of the sea, yet a remnant of them shall return: the consumption decreed shall overflow with righteousness. 23 For the Lord GOD of hosts shall make a consumption, even determined, in the midst of all the land. 24 ¶ Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD of hosts, O my people that dwellest in Zion, be not afraid of the Assyrian: he shall smite thee with a rod, and shall lift up his staff against thee, after the manner of Egypt. 25 For yet a very little while, and the indignation shall cease, and mine anger in their destruction. 26 And the LORD of hosts shall stir up a scourge for him according to the slaughter of Midian at the rock of Oreb: and as his rod was upon the sea, so shall he lift it up after the manner of Egypt. 27 And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing. 28 He is come to Aiath, he is passed to Migron; at Michmash he hath laid up his carriages: 29 They are gone over the passage: they have taken up their lodging at Geba; Ramah is afraid; Gibeah of Saul is fled. 30 Lift up thy voice, O daughter of Gallim: cause it to be heard unto Laish, O poor Anathoth. 31 Madmenah is removed; the inhabitants of Gebim gather themselves to flee. 32 As yet shall he remain at Nob that day: he shall shake his hand against the mount of the daughter of Zion, the hill of Jerusalem. 33 Behold, the Lord, the LORD of hosts, shall lop the bough with terror: and the high ones of stature shall be hewn down, and the haughty shall be humbled. 34 And he shall cut down the thickets of the forest with iron, and Lebanon shall fall by a mighty one.”

 

Nahum 1

God is jealous, and the Lord revengeth; the Lord revengeth,

and is furious;

the Lord will take vengeance on his adversaries,

and he reserveth wrath for his enemies.

The Lord is slow to anger, and great in power,

and will not at all acquit the wicked:

the Lord hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm,

and the clouds are the dust of his feet.

He rebuketh the sea, and maketh it dry,

and drieth up all the rivers:

Bashan languisheth, and Carmel,

and the flower of Lebanon languisheth.

The mountains quake at him, and the hills melt,

and the earth is burned at his presence,

yea, the world, and all that dwell therein.

Who can stand before his indignation?

and who can abide in the fierceness of his anger?

his fury is poured out like fire,

and the rocks are thrown down by him.

The Lord is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble;

and he knoweth them that trust in him.

But with an overrunning flood he will make an utter end of the place thereof,

and darkness shall pursue his enemies.

What do ye imagine against the Lord?

he will make an utter end:

affliction shall not rise up the second time.

For while they be folden together as thorns,

and while they are drunken as drunkards,

they shall be devoured as stubble fully dry.

There is one come out of thee, that imagineth evil against the Lord,

a wicked counsellor.

Thus saith the Lord;

Though they be quiet, and likewise many,

yet thus shall they be cut down, when he shall pass through.

Though I have afflicted thee, I will afflict thee no more.

For now will I break his yoke from off thee,

and will burst thy bonds in sunder.

And the Lord hath given a commandment concerning thee,

that no more of thy name be sown:

out of the house of thy gods will I cut off the graven image and the molten image:

I will make thy grave; for thou art vile.

Behold upon the mountains the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace!

O Judah, keep thy solemn feasts, perform thy vows:

for the wicked shall no more pass through thee;

he is utterly cut off.

Florence and Revelation 12:15

“And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne. And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days. And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time. And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child. And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent. And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood. And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth. And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.”

‭‭Revelation‬ ‭12:1-17‬ ‭KJV‬‬

bible.com/1/rev.12.1-17.kjv

I testify today:

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I TESTIFY TO SATAN PERSONALLY AS TO WHAT THE WORD SAYS THE BLOOD OF JESUS DOES FOR ME.

THROUGH THE BLOOD OF JESUS, I AM REDEEMED OUT OF THE HAND OF THE DEVIL

Rev 12:11- “they (the believers on earth) overcame him (satan) by the blood of the Lamb (Jesus Christ), and by the word of their testimony.” (That is, they testified to what the Word of God says about the blood of Jesus.)

Psa1ms 107:2 – “Let the Redeemed of the Lord say so, whom He hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy.”

THROUGH THE BLOOD OF JESUS, ALL MY SINS ARE FORGIVEN

Ephesians 1: 7 – “In whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.”

THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST, GOD’S SON, CONTINUALLY CLEANSES ME FROM ALL SIN.

I John 1:7 – “But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ, His Son, cleanseth us from all sin.”

THROUGH THE BLOOD OF JESUS, I AM JUSTIFIED, MADE RIGHTEOUS, JUST AS IF I’D NEVER SINNED.

Romans 5:9 – “Much more than, now justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him.”

THROUGH THE BLOOD OF JESUS I AM SANCTIFIED, MADE HOLY, SET APART TO GOD.

Hebrews 13:12 – “Wherefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people with His own blood, suffered without the gate.”

MY BODY IS A TEMPLE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, REDEEMED, CLEANSED, BY THE BLOOD OF JESUS

I Corinthians 6:19-20 – “What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost, which is in you. which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price; Therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.”

SATAN HAS NO PLACE IN ME, NO POWER OVER ME, THROUGH THE BLOOD OF JESUS.

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Isaiah40

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“Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God. Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for she hath received of the Lord’s hand double for all her sins. The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain: And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it. The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field: The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: because the spirit of the Lord bloweth upon it: surely the people is grass. The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever. O Zion, that bringest good tidings, get thee up into the high mountain; O Jerusalem, that bringest good tidings, lift up thy voice with strength; lift it up, be not afraid; say unto the cities of Judah, Behold your God! Behold, the Lord God will come with strong hand, and his arm shall rule for him: behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him. He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young. Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance? Who hath directed the Spirit of the Lord, or being his counsellor hath taught him? With whom took he counsel, and who instructed him, and taught him in the path of judgment, and taught him knowledge, and shewed to him the way of understanding? Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance: behold, he taketh up the isles as a very little thing. And Lebanon is not sufficient to burn, nor the beasts thereof sufficient for a burnt offering. All nations before him are as nothing; and they are counted to him less than nothing, and vanity. To whom then will ye liken God? or what likeness will ye compare unto him? The workman melteth a graven image, and the goldsmith spreadeth it over with gold, and casteth silver chains. He that is so impoverished that he hath no oblation chooseth a tree that will not rot; he seeketh unto him a cunning workman to prepare a graven image, that shall not be moved. Have ye not known? have ye not heard? hath it not been told you from the beginning? have ye not understood from the foundations of the earth? It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in: That bringeth the princes to nothing; he maketh the judges of the earth as vanity. Yea, they shall not be planted; yea, they shall not be sown: yea, their stock shall not take root in the earth: and he shall also blow upon them, and they shall wither, and the whirlwind shall take them away as stubble. To whom then will ye liken me, or shall I be equal? saith the Holy One. Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things, that bringeth out their host by number: he calleth them all by names by the greatness of his might, for that he is strong in power; not one faileth. Why sayest thou, O Jacob, and speakest, O Israel, My way is hid from the Lord, and my judgment is passed over from my God? Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding. He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”

‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭40:1-31‬ ‭KJV‬‬

Christ Jesus is the King of all kings and the Lord or all lords❣️

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“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me. And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace. For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.”

‭‭John‬ ‭1:1-18‬ ‭KJV‬‬

bible.com/1/jhn.1.1-18.kjv

Thought for my day🤠❤️❣️

http://bible.com/1/isa.40.10-31.kjv

”Behold, the Lord God will come with strong hand, and his arm shall rule for him: behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him. He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young. Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance? Who hath directed the Spirit of the Lord, or being his counsellor hath taught him? With whom took he counsel, and who instructed him, and taught him in the path of judgment, and taught him knowledge, and shewed to him the way of understanding? Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance: behold, he taketh up the isles as a very little thing. And Lebanon is not sufficient to burn, nor the beasts thereof sufficient for a burnt offering. All nations before him are as nothing; and they are counted to him less than nothing, and vanity. To whom then will ye liken God? or what likeness will ye compare unto him? The workman melteth a graven image, and the goldsmith spreadeth it over with gold, and casteth silver chains. He that is so impoverished that he hath no oblation chooseth a tree that will not rot; he seeketh unto him a cunning workman to prepare a graven image, that shall not be moved. Have ye not known? have ye not heard? hath it not been told you from the beginning? have ye not understood from the foundations of the earth? It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in: That bringeth the princes to nothing; he maketh the judges of the earth as vanity. Yea, they shall not be planted; yea, they shall not be sown: yea, their stock shall not take root in the earth: and he shall also blow upon them, and they shall wither, and the whirlwind shall take them away as stubble. To whom then will ye liken me, or shall I be equal? saith the Holy One. Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things, that bringeth out their host by number: he calleth them all by names by the greatness of his might, for that he is strong in power; not one faileth. Why sayest thou, O Jacob, and speakest, O Israel, My way is hid from the Lord, and my judgment is passed over from my God? Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding. He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”

‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭40:10-31‬ ‭KJV‬‬

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Coach Dave…evil spirit in HIGH places.

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August 2, 2018

Coach’s Weekly Word

 

Evil Spirits in High Places

By Coach Dave Daubenmire

“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” Ephesians 6:13

Some of you will get this and some of you will not.  You laugh it off at your own peril. So much of what we see going on around us borders on the unexplainable.  The absolute madness that the Trump-haters display is one of those things.  Many of us had a strong dislike for the Obama administration but we didn’t take it to the streets in order to undermine what we viewed as an anti-American administration. We simply swallowed hard and complied.

The day Obama left office was a time of great joy for many of us.  As things begin to unfold in all of the investigations surrounding President Trump it is becoming obvious that for the previous eight years the American government has bordered on lawlessness.  There is so much to be revealed I am not sure we will be able to handle it once it is fully exposed.

How could government of, by, and for the people become so diabolical?  Where did America go wrong?  Why do so many Americans look the other way at wrong doing simply because their “party” is in power?  How have Americans become so divided?

Evil spirits in “high” places is the answer.  (Here is where I am going to lose some of you.)  The Bible teaches that the natural (non-born again) man does not understand the things of the Spirit.  Without an understanding of the spiritual world you CANNOT decipher what is happening in the natural world.  Let me dig into this a bit.

A human is a spiritual being that happens to live in a natural world.  In fact, although you have a body you are not a body.  You are a spirit that LIVES in a body…much as a car transports us around town…your body carries your spirit around in this “material” world.

Every human being enters the world the same way – which is through the womb of a woman.   The Bible teaches that at the moment of conception a new creation is formed complete with his/her own DNA which science calls the “blueprint of life’.  Everything that makes you, you, is present at the moment conception occurs. The Bible teaches that at that same moment, a living SOUL is present.

The soul is made up of the mind, will, and emotions.  The soul is actually YOU.  When people communicate with another human it is the soul to which they speak…not the body.  The body is merely the encasement in which the soul is housed.

Hence, you are first and foremost a soul (mind, will and emotions) that is given life by the Spirit (Breath of God), and you operate in this natural world with a body of flesh.  You are a soul…not a body.  When you die, the spirit/life leaves the body (natural world) and the soul leaves this natural world for a place we have been taught to call “heaven.”

But heaven is not necessarily the place where “God” lives but represents a non-material world where human flesh cannot operate.  This non-material world is what we commonly call the “spiritual” world. This is where the “spirits in high places” live and operate.

I don’t have the time to go into it now so do your own research, but suffice it to say that the “spiritual” world is made up of different dimensions.  This “spiritual” world, although not a material one like this earthly realm, is very real.  There is a gulf (area of separation) between the natural and spiritual dimensions.

The only way you can enter the earth realm is by occupying a physical body.  That is what God did.  He was born in human form, Jesus, through the womb of a natural woman, Mary.  Possessing a body is the only way to enter this earth (natural) realm.  The human soul is currently trapped in this natural world but is able to communicate with the spiritual realm.  That is the realm where the “evil spirits in high places” operate.

The Bible teaches that the Holy Spirit is the only way that a “natural man” (human) can ever get victory of “evil” spirits that bombard the natural world continually. The evil spirits attack humans through the mind.  Every evil action begins as a thought.  That is why we are taught to “take captive every thought”, because bad thoughts lead to bad behavior.  It is the MIND that the evil spirits try to influence.  This influence of the spirit realm comes through our natural senses…taste, touch, sight…and the desire to fulfill the “natural desires” of the flesh are what causes calamity in the natural world.  The Bible calls it sin.

The Bible teaches that when Satan was vamoosed from heaven he took one third of the angels with him.  It is from that fall from God’s presence that all of the evil has entered into the natural realm.  From the time Satan entered the garden he and his minions have been trying to oppose everything that is good.

Everything that is good comes from God and Satan and his offspring have worked tirelessly to destroy everything that is good. That is what we wrestle with…all of us…every human…principality and powers…evil spirits…determined to destroy all that is godly.

What occurs in this natural world is a direct result of what has been occurring in the spiritual (high) realm.  The devil and his children fight humanity through thoughts…planting lies that seem true…“did God really say?”

God sent His Son into this natural realm by the same method in which we all got here…through the womb of a woman; so that we might gain access to a Spirit greater than the spirits operating in this world.  That is the “wrestling” that we all do.

Without the Holy Spirit we are powerless against the forces of darkness IN THIS NATURAL realm.  The root cause of ALL of America’s problems is SPIRITUAL.  Sadly, there is no political answer to a spiritual problem.

The “high places” (positions of authority) in America are occupied by natural (non born-again) men.  Natural men are prisoners to flesh, natural influences and desires.  Money, fame, sex, and power are what drive America’s leaders and without the Holy Spirit they are incapable of doing what is right.

That is it in a nut-shell.  You can ignore it, or pick at my examples, but we are in the mess we are in because our leaders, and (sadly) our churches have no understanding of what is really going on around them.

The spirits that influence natural men are driving the nation over a cliff.  Evil flourishes when good men give yield authority to wickedness.  Read Genesis 6 and you will see that the battle has never changed…good versus evil…One will win.

Evil spirits in high places are ruling the world and the average Christian has no idea why.  How can we hope to win if we don’t understand the fight?!

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James​​
Chapter 5
IT IS WRITTEN: “1 Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you. 2 Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten. 3 Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days. 4 Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth. 5 Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter. 6 Ye have condemned and killed the just; and he doth not resist you. 7 Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain. 8 Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh. 9 Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned: behold, the judge standeth before the door. 10 Take, my brethren, the prophets, who have spoken in the name of the Lord, for an example of suffering affliction, and of patience. 11 Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy. 12 But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation. 13 Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms. 14 Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: 15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. 16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. 17 Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months. 18 And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit. 19 Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him; 20 Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.” =                    Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth = B.I.B.L.E. using only the King James Version Bible all other so-called Bibles are all GMOed versions and the New Internation Version = NIV; alone took out over 6,000 words – WHY?

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Scripture for today☺️

• ”But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober. For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night. But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him. Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do. And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you; And to esteem them very highly in love for their work’s sake. And be at peace among yourselves. Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men. See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men. Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. Quench not the Spirit. Despise not prophesyings. Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. Abstain from all appearance of evil. And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it. Brethren, pray for us. Greet all the brethren with an holy kiss. I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read unto all the holy brethren. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.”

‭‭1 Thessalonians‬ ‭5:1-28‬ ‭KJV‬‬

Isaiah 64 for today🤠🙏🏾🙏🏻🙏🏽

“Oh that thou wouldest rend the heavens, that thou wouldest come down, that the mountains might flow down at thy presence, As when the melting fire burneth, the fire causeth the waters to boil, to make thy name known to thine adversaries, that the nations may tremble at thy presence! When thou didst terrible things which we looked not for, thou camest down, the mountains flowed down at thy presence. For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him. Thou meetest him that rejoiceth and worketh righteousness, those that remember thee in thy ways: behold, thou art wroth; for we have sinned: in those is continuance, and we shall be saved. But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away. And there is none that calleth upon thy name, that stirreth up himself to take hold of thee: for thou hast hid thy face from us, and hast consumed us, because of our iniquities. But now, O Lord, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand. Be not wroth very sore, O Lord, neither remember iniquity for ever: behold, see, we beseech thee, we are all thy people. Thy holy cities are a wilderness, Zion is a wilderness, Jerusalem a desolation. Our holy and our beautiful house, where our fathers praised thee, is burned up with fire: and all our pleasant things are laid waste. Wilt thou refrain thyself for these things, O Lord? wilt thou hold thy peace, and afflict us very sore?”

‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭64:1-12‬ ‭KJV‬‬

Coach Dave asks:

🙏🏿🙏🏾🙏🏻July 26, 2018

Christian men are so soft. I don’t think there is a nice way to say it…especially if you are not really concerned about being nice.  It has reached the point where I am almost embarrassed to identify with the sissified men I see representing Christianity.

What in the world has happened to us?!  Why is the average Christian man so unlike the Christian men that we find in the Bible? 

Pick your Bible hero…my favorite is my namesake David…and take a good hard look at him and see if you see his prototype in America today.  Biblical men were real men.  The fought evil, spoke the Truth, and usually ended up in trouble with the authorities of their day.

It is only modern Christian men who find solace and comfort in bowing their collective knees to the forces of darkness.  Has there ever been a time in the history of the world where Christian leadership regarded compromise as a sign of godliness? 

Compromise is weakness.  Jesus didn’t compromise.  He didn’t go along to get along.  The greater the opposition for his revolutionary message the more he doubled-down.  Despite what may be modeled for you in your own church, the King of Kings was not a passive I’m-ok-you’re-ok kind of guy.

They crucified Him, you know. 

This topic is near and dear to my heart because I am often reminded that my “harshness” is a turnoff to some sissy Christian men who wouldn’t recognize a jock strap if it hit them in the face.  John the Baptist didn’t wear skinny jeans.  Jeremiah was not into “friendship” evangelism, and Jesus did not surround Himself with cookie-cutter senior pastors, ministers of music, or youth ministers that dot the landscape of America’s churches today.  He went after the hard core guys…guys who knew how to get their hands dirty…as opposed to today’s Pastor/CEO’s so prevalent in Evanjellyfishism today.

Where did we come up with the idea that Jesus was a softie…a pushover…a Mister Roger’s clone?  Help me here.  Can you point out for me even one “hero” in the Scriptures that was a weenie? 

Christianity is in dire need of a reformation.  How in the name of all that is holy have we come to the point where any man who speaks his mind is un-Christian?  Have you read the book of Acts?  Don’t you understand that those in the Bible who are most famous are the ones who opposed the status-quo?  Paul wrote most of the New Testament FROM JAIL.  A jail cell was his pulpit.

Not today.  No sir.  Anyone who stands up and speaks out is considered a troublemaker.  Challenging “the authorities” is now taboo…”sewing discord” is what the religious folks call it.  Standing up for the Truth, exposing sin, pushing back against the darkness just isn’t very Christian any more. 

 I heard from one of the listeners to my show last week that I would be more effective in my ministry if I was more Christ-like in my approach. “What do you mean by that?” I replied to the email.

Well, you just seem to be so harsh in your approach.  You can catch a lot more flies with honey than you can with vinegar.

“Well,” I responded.  “What makes you think I am looking for flies?  Flies swarm around things that are dead.  Jesus called us to be salt, not sugar.

Good one,” he jabbed.  “Our pastor is very soft-spoken and he has built a wonderful ministry at our church.  Hundreds come to hear his encouraging message every week.”

Hmmm.  It sounds like he has drawn a lot of flies.” I quipped.  “I like the fly swatter approach better.”

Christian men have become so soft. Despite what they want you to believe, it was harsh, non-compromising, Christian men that built this nation.  Compromised, soft, milquetoast, Christian men are giving it away.

Christian American men are so deceived.  Soft men do not fight.  Soft men look to “reach across the aisle.”  Soft men pride themselves on their ability to compromise.  Soft men tolerate evil.   Soft men have soft hands.  Soft men go down with a whimper.

Harsh men say harsh things.  Harsh men take harsh action.  Harsh men inspire real men.  The Bible is the story of harsh men taking harsh action during harsh times. 

The American Left is harsh.  They are Christ-less.  They are intent on destroying everything that strong Christian men built.  The Left advances only because the Right is soft.

Iron sharpens Iron, the Bible tells us.  Well, not today.  Iron SOFTENS iron.  That is the message of the American church.  Sit down, shut up, and get with the program.  Don’t make waves.  God is love.  Don’t be angry.

Silence in the face of evil is evil itself.  Not to speak is to speak.  Not to act is to act.  Bonhoeffer.

America is being bombarded with evil.  Why do we think submission to evil is strength?  What type of man cowers in the face of evil? 

Soft men.  Soft CHRISTIAN men.  That’s what our churches are producing.

 

Coach Dave

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Brother Isaiah today…

“Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear. For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness. None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity. They hatch cockatrice’ eggs, and weave the spider’s web: he that eateth of their eggs dieth, and that which is crushed breaketh out into a viper. Their webs shall not become garments, neither shall they cover themselves with their works: their works are works of iniquity, and the act of violence is in their hands. Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are in their paths. The way of peace they know not; and there is no judgment in their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whosoever goeth therein shall not know peace. Therefore is judgment far from us, neither doth justice overtake us: we wait for light, but behold obscurity; for brightness, but we walk in darkness. We grope for the wall like the blind, and we grope as if we had no eyes: we stumble at noonday as in the night; we are in desolate places as dead men. We roar all like bears, and mourn sore like doves: we look for judgment, but there is none; for salvation, but it is far off from us. For our transgressions are multiplied before thee, and our sins testify against us: for our transgressions are with us; and as for our iniquities, we know them; In transgressing and lying against the Lord, and departing away from our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering from the heart words of falsehood. And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter. Yea, truth faileth; and he that departeth from evil maketh himself a prey: and the Lord saw it, and it displeased him that there was no judgment. And he saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor: therefore his arm brought salvation unto him; and his righteousness, it sustained him. For he put on righteousness as a breastplate, and an helmet of salvation upon his head; and he put on the garments of vengeance for clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloak. According to their deeds, accordingly he will repay, fury to his adversaries, recompence to his enemies; to the islands he will repay recompence. So shall they fear the name of the Lord from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him. And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob, saith the Lord. As for me, this is my covenant with them, saith the Lord; My spirit that is upon thee, and my words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed’s seed, saith the Lord, from henceforth and for ever.”

‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭59:1-21‬ ‭KJV‬‬

This sister has it going on❣️

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Why Shouldn’t We Drop our Guard When Everything Seems Going Well

Why Shouldn’t We Drop our Guard When Everything Seems Going Well

Why Shouldn’t We Drop our Guard When Everything Seems Going Well
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There is a greater need for us to Watch and Pray as never before Saints❣️

Look up…Look up❣️

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A STREAK OF LIGHT SHOT DOWN FROM ABOVE,

REVEALED TO ME IN A MOMENT GOD’S GREAT LOVE,

AS HE CALLS ACROSS TIME TO THOSE WHO BELONG TO HIM,

HIS VOICE THUNDERS AND SAYS: “CHILDREN IT IS TIME TO COME IN”.

PREPARE, COMFORT AND HOLD YOUR GROUND,

WITH ALL THOSE I HAVE PLACED YOU AROUND.

FOR THE LIGHT YOU CARRY IS ALL THEY MIGHT SEE,

FOR WHAT I HAVE PREPARED FOR ALL ETERNITY—-.

TELL THEM, TELL THEM! YELL IT ALOUD!

TAKE IT TO THE ROOF TOPS AND CRY IT TO THE CROWD.

FOR THE INGATHERING IS SOON TO TAKE PLACE,

SO RUN NOW WITH ALL YOUR HEART AND FINISH MY RACE.

GRAB THOSE YOU “RUN” PASS BY THE HAND

AND BRING THEM WITH YOU TO THE PROMISED LAND.

ALL WHO WILL COME I WILL NOT TURN AWAY…

FOR IN CHRIST JESUS, MY SON I MADE FREELY THE WAY.

CHOOSE THIS DAY WHOM YOU WILL SERVE;

TAKE MY PATH AND DO NOT VEER, OR TAKE OFFENSE AT THOSE WHO LEER.

What do you all say…let us pray for Maxine Waters this weekend…I would want others to pray for me if I was as lost and deceived as Maxine Waters is.

❣️ Christ Jesus the Nazarene says so: “Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same? And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so? Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.” KJBible Matthew 5:43-48.

My Spiritual Warfare manual … free to all! Un-edited version. When you finish this manual…join me in binding these evil spirits in the Mighty Name of Jesus, Christ/Anointed One. Still working on it…a work in progress like me. It is free to all and shareable. However, I am human like most folks…and none of us are perfected just yet…so please read your King James Bible for yourself each day…Christ Jesus is the only One I trust!!! Along with my KJBible!!!

U           KNOW THE ENEMY OF THE GOOD LORD, AND WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN GIVEN TO OVERCOME AND DO EXPLOITS IN THESE LATTER DAYS.

Pamela Brodt: AKA:“The Map”– with Holy Spirit helping me, I pray.

Specialized information for our time

New Life Publishers, a Branch of

The Watcher’s Information Center, of Santa Rosa, CA

    BRIEF OUTLINE OF THE THEME OF THIS PUBLICATION

If you love a good mystery, as I do… you will appreciate this book!  If you are looking for information about the supernatural… you just found the right book; with bits of information, you may find helpful. If you enjoy a good war story… this is it!  You talk about LOVE… you cannot find a better story of love anywhere! And the Book I am talking about here is the 1611 King James Version of the Bible.

Do you want to know more about “UFO’s” and “ALIENS”?  Can we read the stars?  The answers are in your KJBibles!  This book will tell you things you cannot learn in public schools… AND… this book is non-fiction!

“Since I entered politics, I have chiefly had men’s views confided to me privately.  Some of the biggest men in the United States, in the field of commerce and manufacture, are afraid of somebody, are afraid of something.  They know that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they had better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it.”

President Woodrow Wilson

The New Freedom (1913)

As the spiritual warfare involving this planet earth escalates, these are the final days of the end of this age.  We must be prepared!  This warfare is being swiftly brought to a new intensity.

This is a spiritual warfare syllabus with specialized information. Having the weapons, strategies tactics that “Believers” are going to find extremely valuable for this new millennium.  Should you really be hungry for the real KJBible truth you can subscribe here                                       https://youtu.be/q1PmRmPCTrE

Preface

This manual is offered to Saints around the world… to help them understand the unseen world.  I surely do not have many answers… but a small bit.

I believe these insights were given to me by the Person of the Holy Spirit through the Word and the witness.  I, therefore, relinquish all claim to ownership. I would like the Saints to be entirely free to use these insights in your homework for the Lord Jesus, The Anointed One of the Most High and only Creator; and any material here which the Holy Spirit may quicken to you, subject only to the terms of the Truth of God.  Should you find one tidbit.

Know who the real enemies are.

Have you realized there is more to life than what meets the eye?  Do sometimes feel like you are being watched and would you like to know who it is watching you and why?  After you do all the “right things,” do you wonder where your problems originate?  What is the real cause of famines, disease, and wars on planet earth? How can a good God allow these things to happen?  Is there something we can do to bring a good change to this earth of ours?  I desire to answer these questions and more as we study together the following information.

I would like to say right from the beginning of this book:  This information is for Christian Believers only!  Should you not be a Christian Believer; knowing Jesus Christ through the rebirth of the Spirit… “Being born from above”; you are on the losing side of this war!  This manual is a work and study that God has inspired me to put together in handbook form so that people may understand how many things in their lives is brought into play… AND what can be done to change the different experiences that may come their way.  A man of God once told me,”…it is straightforward to know what is from God and what is not…if it is good, it’s God…if it is bad, it’s from the devil”.

Here is a study of the world of the supernatural, paranormal, and the spiritual; how it is affecting our material world right now and what we can do to make changes for the good. It is all in the King James Version of the Bible.

From the beginning of this manual, I would like to make myself clear!  As Christians, our focus is NOT the Devil or demons!  Our focus is to be on and in Christ Jesus!  We are called to bring the Gospel; {the Good News} to the unsaved.  During this “Journey with a purpose,” we need not look for the Devil or demons, BUT because we are God’s, the Devil WILL target and attack anyone that is active for Jesus; we need to be prepared and know what to do when the devil attacks us.  We all were born into a war zone we call Earth.  Knowledge just isn’t enough:  IT IS KNOWLEDGE ACTED UPON THAT BRINGS RESULTS!  It is not the lack of faith that brings destruction on an Anointed Believer… it is the lack of knowledge and proper information.  Forgiveness of others is a must!

There are many books on the market, that teach us about who Satan is and where he and his origin.  There are just as many books we can read which tell us about people who have had experiences with Satan; although, I cannot find much note worthy information about what the KJBible says about Satan’s system, where the demons and the unclean spirits fit into our picture today and what we can do about it.  As far as I know, the King James Bible that includes data about our weapons and the different kinds of maneuvers we can use in this war.  There are over 200 references in the KJBible concerning Satan alone.  There are many more verses referring to demons and unclean spirits… one can conclude that God must want us to have the information or He would have never have entered it into the Holy Scriptures.  There are also so many verses on “the Watchers” …who are they?  We must start asking ourselves these questions…

The KJBible (short for King James Version; is very clear on how we are to treat this subject. There are many movies and books out that may cause people to believe lies about Satan and the power he would like people to believe he has.  If Satan can cause people to believe these things, he can gain ground.  Satan has limited power…nothing compared to the power of Jesus Christ the Son of God.  “Satan cannot mislead you if he cannot deceive you.”  One of these deceptions is; Satan wants us to believe he does not even exist.  To find out what is really going on visit Pastor Mike Online… here is a link:  http://bethelchurchmo.com/page/gods_amazing_time_prophecies_revealed

The Bible says…”…He (God) has cut asunder the CORDS of the wicked”, Psalms 129:4.  Cords are used for binding.  Let us also understand that the KJV Bible is the only true source of information from which we can glean this information with full confidence that we are gaining TRUTH.  One must ask oneself: “Why over the ages has there been such a battle over the King James Version of the Scriptures?”  “Have I investigated the pages of this book called the KJBible and seen for myself what is written there?”  “Do I allow others to convince me that it is not TRUTH because I have been too pre-occupied or lazy to investigate for myself?”  “Do I fully understand how the Bible was compiled?”  “Do I even have the knowledge right now, to understand that the Bible is 70 books in one… with the Psalms being a total of 5 books in itself?”  Counting the Book of Psalms as one; there are only 66.

I’ve noticed that many of the people I have interviewed are… either afraid of Satan or do not believe that Satan even exists, and even others have chosen to serve the forces of evil openly!  Therefore, I intend to reveal what the KJBible has to say on this subject in a way that makes it easy to understand, and I will do my best to point out why we need this information.

After being born again, (Read John 3:3-17), the authority we as Christians have in the name of Christ Jesus is all the power we will ever need to resist the Devil and regain areas Satan has held for too long!  {Matthew 10 is also a must see right now.}  We need not ever fear Satan or his hordes.  We must realize that the Devil is a sly & clever foe and we must not underestimate him.  Satan is one of the names by which we call the Devil.  There seems to be the real Jesus and many false ones, like the Jesus the Vatican has…he is a false Jesus, the Jesus of the Mormons is false, the Jesus of the Jehovah Witnesses is a false Jesus, the Jesus of the Masons is a false Jesus…and many more!  This includes the so-called SEEKER FRIENDLY FELLOWSHIPS…that have done away with the KJBible.

In chapter six we will learn why the persistence of vision is important.  As we battle in this warfare, we can be quite certain our AUTHORITY WILL BE CHALLENGED, and we will see what we can do when this happens.  Before any Spiritual battle, we must BIND Satan and his hoards in the Name of Christ Jesus and ask the Good Lord to help you.  If we who are in authority, do not use our authority, there will be great confusion and needless suffering.

For those readers who are not sure what it means to be “born from above” … this is when we have realized that we are a sinner in need of a Savior, asking God to forgive us of our sins and ask Christ Jesus to come and live within our heart.  We know that Jesus Christ is our only Savior and died for our sins, rose the third day and is our soon coming King.  The Blood Jesus shed on the Cross at Calvary cleanse us from all unrighteousness… God then places within our heart His life, and we become a New Creation.  We will then receive the seal of the Holy Spirit of God as a witness in our hearts that we are the children of God.  Then getting into the King James Version of the Bible is like getting your first meal after getting born again.

Since we are all at different points in maturity; I can suggest you use what you can from this manual and set what you may not understand aside until a later date.

Sometimes we can understand information better as we gain more of it… but it is also very important for us to always make sure we are getting the whole TRUTH.

There are many different versions of the Bible; all but the King James Version is correct and not missing verses and words that have been changed in other versions, so the publishers could put a copyright on them to make money…I call these GMOed un-authorized versions!  The KJV of the Bible has no copyright.  The KJV of the Bible can be proven His written Word for our time and these days.  Pastor Mike Hoggard online has some of the best YouTube study video available.  You can find http://www.PastorMikeOnline.com and search Pastor Mike Hoggard on YouTube.  The New International Version (NIV) has removed over 6,000 words alone…WHY?  And none of the other GMOed Bibles are Books of Truth.

CHAPTER ONE

The best way to use this manual!

One of the reasons I have not printed text on both side of the pages of this manual is so that you can make notes…take advantage of this; of course, if you download this manual, you will need to make your notes elsewhere.   You will not have to worry about losing information this way, and it will be easy to find as the Spirit of God reveals what He has for you, and as He leads you in His timing, you will be able to pass this knowledge to others who He brings your way.

As we begin this study, it is essential for the readers to understand that mankind is a creation which is made up of spirit, soul, and body.  In other words, we are a spirit with a soul in a body…we are not our bodies; which were Created Male or Female!  Our body is what contacts the material world as we know it; the third dimension.  The soul [the conscious part of the mind or brain], is made up of our character, our will, our emotions and our intellect.  The spirit of mankind is what communicates with God and the spirit world, (one could identify the spirit as a part of the subconscious; located in the heart.  Some people refer to this as the “gut feeling”).  However, until we are born from above…our spirits are dead; so to speak.  There are many great books available that can give you a greater understanding of this subject should you desire more information…pray and ask the Good LORD.  Always read your KJV Bible every day.

Please compare the Scriptures in this manual with the King James version of the Bible.  I would suggest that you have your Bible, a pen, a notebook Webster’s Dictionary to begin.  If you do not own a Bible, I would suggest you buy a King James version.  Also www.purebiblesearch.com you can download a FREE KJBible software program.  You may even enjoy using a Strong’s Concordance to dig deeper into these words.  Just reading the KJBible asking the Good Lord to help you understand His Words and the Historical records in the pages of this great and wonderful Book.  B.I.B.L.E. = Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth.  In this way, you are learning to get the “meat of the Word,” food for your ‘spirit man.’  Many times, the Hebrew or Greek language can define a word that the English language may skim over. Do not be afraid to make notes in your Bible.  Underlining certain words or verses in your Bible helps you find them later.  I also use many different color pencils in my KJBible.  Certain colors are for certain subjects.  Do not change what the KJBible says!

Can you keep a secret?

A key to the great success of mighty armies is their complete secrecy and their ability to know what the enemy is thinking and doing.  “Loose lips, sink ships!”  This statement is true in the material world and the world of the spirit.  Without secrecy, our armies are defeated BEFORE they march.  Especially now, in this age of technology: Satan does his very best to get us to talk about what we intend to do before we do it; and with this information he can, many times; thus spoiling our efforts.  Since the devil cannot be everywhere, he places people around us as his spies, and since this world’s system is used by him…he can and does use the technology it offers to keep an “eye” on those that are a threat to him and his minions.   Investigate the untimely death of Chris Putman.  Secrecy is an idea Satan is very aware of, and he does his very best to keep people believing he does NOT exist at all…that their “karma” is what is causing the problems in their life (karma involves the “New Age” type of thinking and is very deceptive).  How or why would people war against an enemy if they did not believe that enemy even exists?  How cunning Satan has been to cause people to believe that they are the cause of their problems, or that demons use others against us and we are divided.  Our battles are not with flesh and blood:  IT IS WRITTEN:  Ephesians 6: 10 “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we wrestle notagainst flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. 13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: 18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; 19 And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, …”

God KNOWS the secrets of ALL hearts, and He had the best espionage system ever!  He tells His prophets what is about to happen, “Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he reveals his secret unto his servants the [prophets].”  — Amos 3:7. The Good Lord speaks to men and women today, and many times these words save lives; changing the course of destiny.  Anyone who makes the statement that Christ Jesus does not talk to people today…. does not know the real God/Christ Jesus!  And you must realize there is no privacy anywhere.

Satan goes out of his way to make the Christians, who are aware of him and know how to defeat his attacks, look very crazy or wrong in their belief if he can.  He doubles his efforts against these mature Christians and causes them much persecution, trying to get them to back out of this war and using the carnal/meat head Christians against the spiritual Christians is one of the devil’s favorite ways to cause strife in the body of Christ.  We will be learning more about this method of his in chapter six.  A heart of love is a great weapon against this type of attack, realizing that the carnal Christian has limited knowledge of the things of the Spirit and will someday come to an understanding.  Remember; we are all maturing at different rates…take some time to pray for these people!

We will begin our study with 2 Timothy 2:15 and work from there into a detailed study.  I would also suggest that as we develop these verses, you take the time to read the verses before and after each verse, so we keep it in its proper context.  There are many verses I have referred to in this book which I have not quoted; you need to take the time to read them from your Bible as you follow along with this probe into the realm of the supernatural.  Get these Scriptures into your heart, and the Holy Spirit can use them to guide you in the affairs of life.  You can find the best KJV Bible software online from the link I have placed here:  http://www.purebiblesearch.com/

It is natural for Christians to be supernatural!  DO NOT BE IN A HURRY AS YOU STUDY!  Always pray and ask the Good Lord about reveal His Truth to you.

Here we go.

Let us begin with 2 Timothy 2:15…”STUDY to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that need not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of Truth”.  The very first word we begin with is the word study, as we examine it closely we find it to mean:  To investigate, probe, explore, research, scrutinize, inspect, contemplate, examine and analyze.  Taking some time of course.  It is is exactly what we will be doing.  So, prepare yourself for one of the greatest adventures of your lives…as we begin this, ‘Journey with a Purpose’!  I believe that your faith will become stronger and you will gain greater wisdom into an arena of your life, an arena that you have been unfamiliar with before. It is exciting to be alive on earth in these days and to be able to take part in what God is doing at the end of this age!  Now, I did not say the end of the world!  I say the end of this age.

As the end of this age approaches (not the end of the world), it is vital for believers to be able to understand spiritual warfare.  There are very few Christians that know much about this subject as most of them are afraid to approach the subject…when we as believers are to be binding up evil spirits and casting demons out of others, as the Person of the Holy Spirit leads.  Take time right now and read the book of the Acts.  The Apostle Paul warned believers in 2 Timothy 3:1…”This know also, that in the last days’ perilous times shall come”.  The word perilous includes treachery, danger, uncertain, menacing and instability.  Realize we were born naturally into a war zone, like it or not.  And who is going to teach us about the many dimensions and realms?

To properly equip ourselves for these perilous times, continued emphasis must be placed on the strategies and tactics of spiritual warfare.  II Timothy 3:1-5 — “Know this, that in the last days’ perilous times will come:  For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong (obstinate), haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God having a form of godliness but denying its power… and from such TURN AWAY!”  Learn to identify these traits and remember this has nothing to do with judging others but rather inspecting the spiritual fruit of their tree.  Be quick to forgive everyone…take NO offenses because offenses will come.  Do not be involved in any gossip or ill speaking about others!  Only say what you will say to their faces.

In the military world, strategies are the science and system of forming and carrying out military operations.  Tactics are the methods, plans, and procedure which provides us with the proper approach for each situation, giving us the greatest victories possible.  Information about the Devil is important because he works in darkness and once he is exposed he knows his operations can be halted.  We are to absolutely know the WILES of the devil and understand he sends FIERY DARTS…THAT BURN; when the dart hits…and many times the devil uses the mouths of those closes to you; and that one may not know they are being used… this is why we must be quick to repent and quick to forgive others…the evil ones FEED on division!  Let us check ourselves and pray for others in the love of Christ Jesus and our enemies!

During past ages Satan had ownership of the dominion on earth, given to him by Adam in the Garden of Eden, because of disobedience to God…but Christ Jesus; because of His obedience to the Father in Heaven, brought back that dominion.  Because of Christ Jesus’s death at Calvary, Satan lost all rights to anything, and the evidence of this is Christ Jesus’s RESURRECTION.  Christ Jesus then gave this authority to His obedient followers, along with a detailed instruction book we call the King James Bible…The KJBible!  Read your Bible.  The Bride of Christ will be those who have overcome, and she will rule with Him in the Eternal Future, Revelation chapters 2 and 3.  We must have our minds established!  We must learn who we are, and what the Most High’s purposes and plans for us are.  If we do not know who we are, or why we are here on Earth … how can we do what we are created to do?

I might add ~ at this time…it is extremely important that we LEARN to recognize our fellow laborers in God’s fields.  Read I Corinthians 3:6-9, we should be able to identify our fellow laborers…”For we are laborers together with God: you are God’s husbandry, <you are> God’s building.”    — 1 Corinthians 3:9 The KEY word here is LABORERS; this lets us know that we are not alone in God’s field. We have already wounded many of our troops because we did not recognize them or walk in love towards them; because maybe they do not agree with us.  Galatians 5:14-16: “14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. 15 But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another. 16 This I say then, walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.”  When we battle “flesh and blood” we will end up shooting ourselves in the foot.  In Ephesians 6:10-18, we must also know the weapons we have available and against who we battle.

We must realize the importance of being aware of the exact nature of our enemy, so we can be quick to recognize when we are under attack.  Many time the enemy will use our feeling and emotions against us.  Feeling change moment by moment…they are to be used as signals…however, it is the carnal nature of the human soul where feelings live.  And this is one of the main reason I’ve taken the time to break down so many words for you in this manual.  These words describe the different sides of the nature of our enemy and his troops, thereby making it easier to identify the sources of our problems and giving us different ways of viewing this enemy.  There is a real devil, and he has deceived many into following him.  Look around you.

Hosea 4:6 – “My people are [destroyed] for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being priest for Me; because you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.”  It does not tell us we are destroyed because of a lack of FAITH.  One might also remember that FAITH works by LOVE…1 John is a great study on the LOVE WALK; we must not take up the bait of offense ~ that the devil and his evil agents will offer us.  He will use others against us ~ IF WE LET HIM ~ to do things or say things that could offend us if we do not walk in love and forgiveness always.  You can choose NOT to take offense; because you can be sure others could offend you…if you take the offense to heart…this is where forgiveness comes and understanding that others may not know what you know…change the subject and get on with imparting the information that could very well change the person’s life for the good and maybe the first real love they have encountered in their life.  1 Peter 4: 8 “And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins. 9 Use hospitality one to another without grudging.”  Sad to say that so many humans have never known real love, so they cannot give it back to you or others.  This does not mean you will not receive persecutions or heartaches, but when they come be quick to give that burden to the Good Lord in prayer…for He cares for you.

With this in mind, let us find and identify the place of this ongoing war.  In case you are not aware of where the war is going on…we were born into a war zone and nowhere in the Bible does it tell us that this life would be easy…the Bible does reveal to us that there will be trials and tests.

CHAPTER TWO

“Planet Earth, the war zone.”

In case you have not noticed, planet earth is a war zone…it is a war between good and evil; God and Satan.  Satan, the Devil; is our enemy and was once called Lucifer.  He is “the prince of the power of the air.”  Satan has many hordes of workers …demons, unclean spirits and evil people (I might say here; I am about to believe that humans are just as evil as the devil, when these people refuse to receive the Gift of Grace), familiar spirits, and many others…like pride, deceiving spirits, etc., all agents of his.  And yes, the devil has children…called TARES.  We will come to understand how “UFO’s” fit into this picture and who “they” are.  In chapter five, we will see how these demons control world leaders and places of power…until they are cast out.  {* The “New Age” teaching about who Satan is, and the reason the world needs him is so twisted.  In the long run, “New Ager’s” believe they need evil to balance the good…of course is a lie!}

We are also going to learn about the unclean spirits referred to in the Holy Scriptures and who they are.  Of course, please remember what I have written here comes from my studies, meetings I have attended over the decades, and what the Good LORD reveals to me…I am a human…a sinner saved by His Wonderful Mercies and great Graces.  Born from above and made a New Creation.  We must also understand that demons and fallen angels and unclean spirits are all different beings with different abilities.

This Great War being waged in the world today is not just a clash between nations, tribes or government leaders, although it involves all these theaters.  It is an unseen battle taking place in the world of the spirit.  We must understand how to win this war, despite losing a battle or two, (battles take place during the war).

The Bible states that God’s people are destroyed because of a lack of knowledge, “My people are destroyed for lack of [knowledge]: because you have rejected [knowledge], I will also reject you, that you shall be no priest to me: seeing you have forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget your children.”   — Hosea 4:6. One of the main areas in which Christian believers are being defeated in; is the area of spiritual warfare and I might add…many of the problems we have as humans is overcoming our flesh!  The “old man.”  The KJBible instructs believers to CRUCIFY the flesh daily!  The exposing of the enemy and his strategies is one of the greatest revelations in the Word of God.  Even greater is the revelation that as believers, we have authority over ALL the powers of the enemy.

Is it any wonder why Satan has done his best to discredit the KJV Bible?  If he cannot discredit the Bible, he sends his little demons to keep people from reading it.  When that does not work, he entices people into excessive busyness so that they never have the time to really study the Bible in detail or to pray as they should.  Prayer is a great part of this battle, and it takes time to pray.  The Devil also deceives some people through false teachings about him if he cannot stop them from looking for some answers.  Many of the books out about EXORCISM are full of misinformation; just as many of the churches in the world are full of misinformation.  [Oh, YES – the Devil goes to church every time the doors open. I can tell you ~ his agents of evil are behind many pulpits, calling themselves Pastors…when in Truth these so-called Pastors are wolves, snakes, and vipers, messengers of darkness, deceiving spirits, unclean spirits and evil agents from other organizations…fleecing the “sheep”.]  In so many fellowships and assemblies in America have more demons lead by the Jezebel evil spirit who teaches lies to the humans who like their sins.  Teaching others, it is ok to fornicate…or that sin is ok because God will forgive you.  Satan knows that most human beings will not look too far for answers and if he can make things sound right and give the people what they want to hear…he wins.  If people would study what the word “exorcism” means, I am quite certain they would not use it… it involves the conjuring up of demons… Jesus says we are to cast them out in His NAME; not conjure them up!  Nowhere in the Bible are we told to throw “holy water” at demons or show them the cross.  The Devil loves religious things, and he loves people to become religious.  True Christianity does not involve religion, but instead, it is a relationship with God.

Another way the devil tricks Christians, is to get them involved with questions and doctrines, using these different questions and doctrines to distract them and to cause strife; and because of strife the devil can render the Christian helpless through confusion: James 4: 1-11 says “1 From whence come wars and fightings among you? Come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members? 2 Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not. 3 Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts. 4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? Whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. 5 Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy? 6 But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. 7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. 9 Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. 10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up. 11 Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge.” James 3: “14 But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. 15 This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish. 16 For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work. 17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. 18 And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.”  Satan is also very aware that if he can cause Christian believers to be in strife with each other, God will not hear their prayers…until the Christians involved in the strife meet with each other and work out their differences… Matthew 5:23-26.  Especially in our marriages.  Forgiving others is KEY.  LOVE COVERS A MULTITUDE OF SINS.

Throughout the New Testament, the military terminology is used. The early church was very aware they were engaged in a serious spiritual struggle.  “Therefore, we wanted to come to you; even I, Paul, time and again; but Satan [hindered] us.”  1 Thessalonians 2:18, Paul was very aware that Satan opposed him and was not afraid to say so.  This same spiritual battle continues today.  I will also add, with great intensity (The Devil is very aware that his day is very short).  We must be so attuned to our Commander in Chief (Jesus); who is the CAPTAIN OF THE HOSTS…so we can understand our position and the part we are to have in this great army of God.  This needs a personal commitment to action and personal involvement.  We must be able to hear and obey our Lord.  We must take time to come to know Him and know for certain when He speaks to us… not being fool by “other voices” ~ His voice will always line up with the Bible… ALWAYS!  We must examine ourselves…pointing at others is not our business!  We have been forgiven so very much.  We must also forgive others, as we have been forgiven.  Forgetting others sins and trespasses that others made have committed against us.

We must also be able to properly name the needs and problems as they arise, with detailed plans.  We must be able to communicate procedures to God’s warriors – without getting into gossip.  As people are “born from above,” (born of God’s Spirit); they must be trained.  Jesus spent three years training the twelve men and made them disciples.  Paul spent years learning from the disciples what Jesus had taught them.  We are also to be trained and in turn; train others in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  I would strongly suggest that you know the one you are learning from and know what type of life they live… if you should believe a lie … as the “truth” … your foundation will crumble and bring destruction into your life.  Always take the time to find out for yourself what the Bible has to say about any given subject others teach you… do not swallow anything… it could be poisonous.

Satan is a fallen angel and called the Devil ~ he is not a demon.  He uses our flesh against us.  There are more than four realms or dimensions we are in at the same time…the world, the flesh, the devil or walking in the Holy Spirit; where we have the victory.  Satan is the enemy of our souls, 1 Peter 5:8-9 says …”Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about, seeking whom he may devour:  Whom resist steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world”.  The word adversary means… enemy = betrayer, foe, nemesis; antagonist = assailant, challenger, belligerent, unruly, rebellious, aggressive, argumentative; rival = opposing, defiant, disobedient, mischievous, obstinate, stubborn, perverse; perverted = degenerate, corrupt, and depraved.  All these words describe with whom you battle, the archenemy of our soul, Satan.  These words also describe his evil agents and children… oh yes!  The Satan has children.  The Devil is also the “prince of the power of the air” as we read in Ephesians 2:2-3, “And you hath He (God), quickened who were dead in trespasses and sins; wherein in time past you walked according to the course of this world, according to the “prince of the power of the air”, the spirit that NOW works in the children of disobedience”.  I John 5:18-21 — “We know that whoever is born of God does NOT sin, but he who has been born of God KEEPS HIMSELF, and the wicked one does not touch him.  We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one.  And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us an understanding, that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, and His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life.  Little children, keep yourselves from idols.  Amen.”

In the realm of the natural, our Lord says we will be among wolves, “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening [wolves].”    — Matthew 7:15. “Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of [wolves]: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.”    — Matthew 10:16. “Go your ways: behold, I send you forth as lambs among [wolves].”    — Luke 10:3. “For I know this that after my departing shall grievous [wolves] enter in among you, not sparing the flock.”    — Acts 20:29. One of the rudest awakenings I ever had was to realize that false prophets come into our “fellowships” disguised as ‘sheep.’  You and I may as well realize that these false prophets appear as Christians; they say all the right words and they hardly ever miss a meeting.  Satan knows the Bible better than most Christians…when Satan confronted Jesus, he quoted Scripture to Jesus… “And said unto Him, ‘if thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in <their> hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a [stone]’.”    — Matthew 4:6.

Why do these “wolves” come to our meetings?  What they are looking for are the young and/or weak Christians, wanting to devourer (destroy) these Christians. In chapter six I will detail how and why this takes place.  It is much easier for demons, used by fallen angels to destroy a young Christian than a Christian who is mature and who has had time to study the Scriptures for them self.  The Devil knows that most people will go to a “church” looking for God when God calls…what these people do not know is how religious the Devil is, and how the Devil has planted his agents all through the churches to stop and destroy people’s faith.  You see ~ Satan plans ahead; as his evil agents’ worm their way into position before they need to be there… so they are seen as leaders when someone new comes on the scene.

“Why me?”

There are many times when as Christians, we are doing our very best to please God and obey His Word.  But somehow, it appears everything goes wrong.  There is a spiritual battlefield we are in every day of our lives regardless of our awareness of it or not.  Ephesians 6:10-18 states this fact very clearly:  “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might.  Put on the whole armor of God that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.  For we wrestle not against flesh and blood (human beings), but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.  Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.  Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; and your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith you shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.  And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God:  Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints…”  It stands to reason that we would not be instructed to put on armor if we were NOT in a battle.  Only by being strong in the Lord Jesus and knowing the power of His might, can we expect to stand?  The word finally, means from this point on.  The words be strong, means to be empowered, which includes mastery over one’s self = self-control (which is one of the fruits of the Spirit).  The word might, has to do with physical strength.  One might conclude that mental strength and knowledge along with physical strength are needed to engage with Satan in battle.  Over 200 times — Satan is mention in the Scripture — God does NOT want us ignorant in this matter!  Getting the proper amount of rest with a proper diet is also very important.  I like to refer to our bodies as “earth suits” since we are not our bodies and as Christians our home is Heaven.  As Christians, our bodies are the dwelling place of God.  Wiles are Schemes, strategies, tactics, plans, tricks, maneuvers, methods, manipulations, lures, systems, plots, seditions, subversions and conspiracy that Satan works against us and ultimately God.  To STAND AGAINST these wiles means we are to resist with great opposition, rise up, and endure in our position and to withstand in such a way as to overcome Satan.  “Submit yourselves therefore to God. [Resist the devil], and he will flee from you.”    — James 4:7. This word resist means:  to withstand, defy, foil, oppose frustrate…oppose means:  to combat, fight, hinder, obstruct, (impede or block), thwart…foil means: defeat or prevent…defy means: counter, spurn, challenge, confront.  We can clearly see that our battle is not against “flesh and blood”!  One of Satan’s greatest weapons against us is just to wear us out and to cause us to become discouraged.  We are to resist the devil and he will flee from us.

James 4:7-8 “Submit yourselves therefore to God.  Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.”

Satan is the one who used Hitler to destroy millions of Jewish people in Germany.  Satan has used leaders of nations down throughout the ages.  “Desert Storm” is another example of good and evil in conflict.  Saddam had to be stopped and put in his place.  Saddam just had to much gold.  Satan is using people throughout American to kill millions of unborn humans.  How terrible we think war is!  Or the murder of an innocent child… But we have allowed abortion to continue in the name of choice.  Furthermore, our tax money pays for these millions of abortions that murder innocent children.  Truly, the “wages of sin is death!”  The parents’ sin and the babies die!

In the verses from 2 Corinthians 2:10-11 we are told to BE AWARE (beware) of Satan and his devices.  To beware means:  watch out, awaken, revive, stir, stimulate, guard, vigil, examine, probe, inspect, patrol…all these different words are exactly what we need to do.  “…Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not [ignorant of his devices].”    — 2 Corinthians 2:11. We have been given armor for standing against Satan:  Three pieces for endurance = Girdle, breastplate, and shoes; Two are weapons of defense = Shield, and helmet; One for offense = the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God, (we will get acquainted with other weapons we have available in chapter six).  This armor and these weapons are given so we may be able to STAND AGAINST the wiles of the devil.  Notice, we are to be watching as we pray and wrestle.  This reveals to me along with our natural eyes being open and watching, our spiritual eyes should remain open.

We are in a warfare, not in a campaign to make “friends.”  We battle the “foes” of our souls.  With “Desert Storm” behind us it is easy to understand that you cannot be nice to an enemy!  You want to hammer away until the enemy gives up.  We are the over-comers… not Satan.  Read the end of your Bible.  You also must understand that the ENEMY will dispatch spies to infiltrate your group.  Sneaks and creeps…read Jude for that information.

In the next few verses, we can recognize one of the missions Jesus was given.  Hebrews 2:14-15, “For as much then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, He also Himself likewise took part of the same; that through death HE MIGHT DESTROY him that had the power of death, that is the devil; and DELIVER them, who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.” Then in 1 John 3:8, “He that commits sin is of the devil; for the devil sins from the beginning.  For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might DESTROY the works of the devil”.  God sent Jesus to destroy Satan’s work.  The word destroy means to demolish, devastate, wreck and annihilate.  This does not paint a pretty picture for the devil.  Jesus has commissioned His followers to continue to triumph over the devil in the same fashion.  We must be actively involved with what our Lord has come to carry out.  It certainly is not the time to be passive or allow others to change your mind, thereby altering your involvement.  If you are doing your part in spreading the message of the Gospel of God, you are going to encounter demon spirits, evil agents, and the like ~ and you had better know what to do and what not to do.  Every time you win someone to Jesus you are taking territory and advancing for God.  The devil does not like this. A lot of the time Satan will work behind the scenes to cause problems, and unless you know what to look for, you will find yourself hindered on every side.  The Word and the Holy Spirit will guide and instruct us as we move forward into time.  Here it is 2018 already.

It goes without saying that before anyone can defeat an enemy, they should be able to recognize their enemy, know the enemy’s ways of operating, and know his methods of operation…his “MO,” know the enemy’s location and the strength of their troops, exposing the weaknesses of the enemy’s troops to use for advantage. I cannot emphasize this enough!  God has the greatest ways of spying out Satan’s camps and relaying that information to His troops!  Again, it is important to realize a KEY to the success of mighty armies is their complete secrecy. Without secrecy, our armies are defeated BEFORE they march.  I believe therefore Jesus instructs us to enter our closets to pray, in complete private communication with God ~ knowing God will give us the discernment, instructions, and directions we need.  We must exercise caution with whom you share your thoughts and information!

Satan has assigned demons to watch you, and he is very aware of your weaknesses and strengths.  The devil will use whoever he can to spy out your situation.  Satan fights unfairly and is a dirty fighter.  The only goal he has is destruction.  Since Satan cannot be everywhere at one time and does NOT know everything, he must assign his demon agents to a person, so he can know what that person might do.  There is no niceness about these demon spirits!  They are vicious, with the intent to destroy all they can.  I might add here; Satan knows who a threat to him is and does not waste his time on those who are not.  Sometimes Satan will send a person he can use, to a Christian; to gain a false friendship and gain the trust of the Christian.  Many times, Christians are taken in by this tactic and spill their “guts” to the wrong person.  The Bible clearly teaches us to “try the spirits and see if they are of God.”  Prove all things—whatever you hear, examine by the words of the Bible, and by the doctrines which, from time to time, have been delivered unto you in preaching and writings. Try the spirits—the different teachers, by the word of God.  Hold fast that which is good—whatever in these prophesying’s tends to increase your faith, love, holiness, and usefulness, that receive and hold fast. There were prophets or teachers even at the beginning of the “Church” time who professed to be of God, and yet were not.

1 John 4:1 ~ it is plain, from the whole tone of the epistle, that St. John is guarding the Christians against seducers and deceivers, who were even then disturbing and striving to corrupt the Church.  In consequence of this he desires them to try the spirits whether they were of God, 1 John 4:1.  But how were they to try them?  How are we today to try them?  Principally by that anointing—that spiritual light and discernment which they had received from God; and also, by comparing the doctrine of these men with what they had heard from the beginning.  The Anointing here mentioned seems to mean the Spirit of illumination or great knowledge and discernment in spiritual things. By this, they could readily distinguish the false apostles from the true.  Now get out your Strong’s Concordance and look at the word TRY: G1381 below.

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We can clearly understand what God is saying in “we wrestle not against flesh and blood…” Ephesians 6:12; wrestling shows there are close encounters when we struggle with Satan and his realm.  Anyone who has seen people wrestle realizes that it involves close contact.   We are in hand to hand combat… in the realm of the Spirit.  We are to take hold of — to thwart and cast down the devil’s strongholds. Thwart means: block, defeat, halt, confine, limit and restrict. Confronting and resisting all that Satan stands for.  We begin to comprehend that we are NOT in conflict with other human beings, {flesh and blood} regardless of how things may seem to us in the natural,  but “…against principalities,  against powers,  against the rulers of the darkness of this world,  against spiritual wickedness in high places”, Ephesians 6:12.  Other human beings are NOT our enemies even though the demons may use them as vessels against us…we must remember there are powers behind these people that are out to destroy us.  Best just to forgive the human agents satân uses.

Principalities are; Fallen angels that serve Satan and have been given authority by him to do his desires…they control, manage, oversee, repress and subdue empires, kingdoms, governments, countries, lands demons and peoples.  These would include “overlords” and “demigods.”  There are several different ranks of these fallen angels, which we will identify in chapter five.  By the way, Satan is referred to as the prince of this present world, John 12:31, “Now is the judgment of this world:  NOW (that was then,) shall the prince of this world be cast out.”  It sounds like a done deal to me.  These fallen angels will continue to control these areas UNTIL the Bride of Christ stands against them…binding them and casting them down!  Then these Christians must bring the good news of the Gospel to these areas so that a void is not created…and the Darkness gain ground…so to speak.

Powers are Forces; squadrons, battalions, troops, legions, and groups these evil agents have available to influence mankind with their abilities to deceive and to lure people away from God.  These troops and groups included demons and unclean spirits and unregenerate humans.  A great point of interest in Mark 5:1-20 concerning the word Legion “1 And they came over unto the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes. 2 And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit, 3 Who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no man could bind him, no, not with chains: 4 Because that he had often been bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been plucked asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces: neither could any man tame him. 5 And always, night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones. 6 But when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran and worshipped him, 7 And cried with a loud voice, and said, what have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the most high God? I adjure thee by God, that thou torment me not. 8 For he said unto him, Come out of the man, thou unclean spirit. 9 And he asked him, what is thy name? And he answered, saying, my name is Legion: for we are many. 10 And he besought him much that he would not send them away out of the country. 11 Now there was there nigh unto the mountains a great herd of swine feeding. 12 And all the devils besought him, saying, send us into the swine, that we may enter into them. 13 And forthwith Jesus gave them leave. And the unclean spirits went out and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea, (they were about two thousand;) and were choked in the sea.”

 “Jesus asked him, saying, “What is your name?” And he said, [“Legion],”… Because many demons and unclean spirits had entered him.” — Luke 8:30. We can clearly understand what type of power was at work in this man’s life…and in reading the complete texts we can see that when Jesus set this man free and cast out this Legion, the people became afraid of Jesus.  The man also CLEANED himself up… it was one of the first things that took place after his deliverance.  These are the types of foul spirits that have a hold of many of the “street people” of today.  All these folks need is some information to make good choices to become OVERCOMERS!

Rulers of the darkness of this world are: Human leaders, dictators, emperors, monarchs, senators, congressmen, police, people, mayors, governors, “false church” leaders (false pastors, false teachers, false apostles, false deacons, etc.) and people in the media who refuse to serve God but rather serve their own selfish ambitions… these are the ones who Satan and his demons have available to freely use to bring destruction and confusion to this world.  In fact, it is my personal belief that many of the “News Media” in America are members of an elite form of witchcraft… they are doing their very best to cause people to believe only the things this media wants them to believe and to cause much strife in America.

Spiritual wickedness is; Ungodliness, unrighteousness, vileness, and immorality that generate vengefulness, maliciousness, corruption, and depravity.

“…you will know them by their fruit.”

I believe that the Principalities rule over and direct these rulers of the darkness, bringing about Satan’s will for this realm.  These are only two of the many levels of demons and unclean spirits that cause wars and destruction using the “powers” they have accessible.  There are five or six levels of demon spirits which will be detailed in chapter 5.

We read in 2 Corinthians 10:3-5…”For though we walk in the flesh, we DO NOT war after the flesh: “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds;) casting down imaginations (bad ideas), and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God. Bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ”. As we take a closer look at what strongholds are, we discover who and where they are: Controllers (a strongman over others), that would restrain or hold people back.  They do it through ideas and thinking processes.  Planting ideas into the minds of others.  Hence the real “stronghold” is the mind of man.  The “controllers” use parents, friends, associates, literature, TV, radios and/or situations whenever possible.  Many times, people are blamed for the results of this controlling demons, but in reality, these people are only vessels.  Demons gain these strongholds when they can charm or mesmerize people through flatteries, deceptions, Ungodly soul ties and addictions brought on by a combination of ignorance and a lack of self-control.  (* When you cannot do without something, you lack self-control and have entered the realm of addiction.  This includes the areas of eating also.  We may cover the “Belly god.”)

  • 3:17-9 “Brethren, join in following my example, and note those who so walk, as you have us for a pattern. For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: whose end is destruction, whose god is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame—who set their mind on earthly things.”

Lands are held captive by the Powers of darkness.  The rebel troops of Satan still war throughout the world.  Along with “Religion,” demons often use tactics of terror to carry out these purposes.  Let us never forget the lesson of September 11th, 2001.  The day called “9/11”.  They try to take possession of territory not rightfully theirs and influence men and women for evil.  One of the greatest of all weapons against humans is the FEAR factor.  As the UN takes over America.

                “From the POOLS of reflection comes great insight…”

I am quite certain that if each one of us takes a moment and reflects back into the experiences in our lives, we can recognize how Satan has done his best to cause us problems.  Getting us to believe that our problem was all our fault, some other person’s fault, that God was trying to teach us something and/or that God was punishing us for a wrong we may have done.  When all along, Satan’s purpose has been to keep or get us to focus on either our circumstances or other people as the source of our troubles and problems.  Jesus states in John 10:10, “The thief (Satan) comes only to steal, to kill and to destroy:  I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly”.  John 14:26-27 Jesus says, “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, He shall teach you ALL things, and bring all things to your remembrance; what so ever I have said unto you.  Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you:  Not as the world gives, give me unto you.  Let NOT your heart be TROUBLED, neither let it be afraid”.  This is something we can do. Our Father in Heaven has given us enough GRACE for all areas of our lives.  We are not to serve fear.  I know people who believe that God sends troubles to teach us lessons.  We read here Jesus tells us not to be troubled. I also have one question for this type of thinking:  The Bible states clearly that the Holy Spirit was sent to us as our teacher, guide, and comforter.  I put it to you; troubles are not at all comforting, and with the Holy Spirit as our teacher, we do NOT need troubles to teach us anything.  It seems clear to me that God is not the source of our troubles at all.  I might add at this point, there are those times that because of ignorance or disobedience we will find ourselves in uncomfortable situations, BUT by going to God in prayer with these incidents, they can be cleared up … although, some things may take longer to straighten out than others.  Remember it was not overnight we get ourselves into jams… However, our Father in Heaven is full of Mercy!  Nowhere in the Bible does it say life is easy.

God is our deliverer:  Psalms 34:4-7, “I sought the Lord, and He heard me and delivered me from ALL my fears.  They looked unto Him and were lightened:  And their faces were not ashamed.  This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him and saved him out of all his troubles.  The angel of the Lord encamps round about them that fear Him and delivers them”.  As our guide, the Holy Spirit delivers us out of troubles…DELIVERANCE includes; rescue, recovery, relocation, protection, preservation, shelter and emancipation.  As we see God does not bring us through our troubles but instead delivers us out of our troubles.  We are always brought to better places as we continue to trust and obey God in His will for our lives.  Regardless of how we may have gotten ourselves into these troubles or if Satan and his demons caused the trouble, God brings us out of them, not into them or through them.  I have found the struggles I have gone through made me not only stronger ~ they were the very thing that developed my character.  God always leads His army into victories.  We can use these verses to detect who is responsible for the troubles and woes in our lives and of this present world.  “He [delivers] me from my enemies. You also lift me up above those who rise against me; you have delivered me from the violent man.” — Psalms 18:48   “The angel of the LORD encamps all around those who fear Him, and [delivers] them.” — Psalms 34:7 “<The righteous> cry out, and the LORD hears, and [delivers] them out of all their troubles.” — Psalms 34:17   “Many <are> the afflictions of the righteous, But the LORD [delivers] him out of them all.” — Psalms 34:19   “You who love the LORD, hate evil! He preserves the souls of His saints; He [delivers] them out of the hand of the wicked.” — Psalms 97:10    “A true witness [delivers] souls, but a deceitful <witness> speaks lies.” — Proverbs 14:25

As we continue to investigate and probe into our adversary’s mode of operations (his ‘MO’), we will discover the mind as a battlefield we must conquer and check at all times.  Because the mind is one of the most complex and least understood parts of the human body, Satan uses many subtle methods of attacking it.  This is why we must meditate on the Word of God… then our focus will be at a higher level, and we can understand better what is taking place.  The Devil uses depression, the flesh and seducing spirits, causing wrong attitudes, improper motives, rebellion, confusion, wrong mental focus and tormenting thoughts – having the wrong “friends”; to keep people bound in a world of suffering and focusing on their problems.  Satan’s motive is to distract Christians from the solution and to keep people “boxing at shadows.”  “And do not seek what you should eat or what you should drink, nor have an anxious [mind].” — Luke 12:29 “Because the carnal [mind] <is> enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be.” — Romans 8:7     “And do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of your [mind], that you may prove what <is> that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” — Romans 12:2    “Be of the same [mind] toward one another. Do not set your [mind] on high things, but associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own opinion.” — Romans 12:16 …”and be renewed in the spirit of your [mind],” — Ephesians 4:23   “Let this [mind] be in you which was also in Christ Jesus,” — Philippians 2:5    “Set your [mind] on things above, not on things on the earth.” — Colossians 3:2   “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound [mind].” — 2 Timothy 1:7   “Therefore gird up the loins of your [mind], be sober, and rest <your> hopefully upon the grace that is to be brought to you by the revelation of Jesus Christ;” — 1 Peter 1:13   “Finally, all <of you be> of one [mind], having compassion for one another; love as brothers, <be> tenderhearted, <be> courteous;”  — 1 Peter 3:8.  To be able to do these things we must take the time to learn and know what the Word of God teaches and place these teachings into action.

The mind is where our imaginations originate, and we receive ideas.  These ideas form as we set our thoughts on them.  Ideas are like seeds…they grow and produce … either good or evil.  As we entertain these thoughts, we are liable to speak about them or even act them out, not even knowing their origin.  Spoken words create! Mark 11:23-24, Jesus teaches His disciples they can have whatever they SAY.  The thought realm is much like a television set.  With our minds, we not only hear different “channels,” but we can receive visions, dreams and mental pictures.  The mind of man is a type of soil in which ideas are planted and take root.  We must understand that the devil can and will use visions and dreams to mislead us.  All things must line up with the Bible, or we can be deceived… and lead to destruction.

Right now, I am going to address an issue that can easily be settled:  There are certain people who say the things we say are not that important and will change nothing; they deny the power of the tongue.  Often, THEY speak against preachers and teachers who preach and teach we CAN have what so ever we say.  Why then are there so many Scripture verses about the mouth and tongue?  (See chapter four in this manual, for a list of verses about the mouth and tongue). Why did Jesus say in Mark 11:23-24, we can have what so ever we say?  Why did Jesus speak to the storm, Mark 4:39?  In Genesis 1:3, 6, 9, 14, 20, 24, and best of all verse 26, God SAID!  In verse 26 of Genesis 1, we read that God created man in His image after His likeness…therefore, since God said things and it was so, meaning that God’s WORDS CREATED ALL WE SEE AND KNOW about this material world and we are made in His image after His likeness; our words, therefore, have creative power!  This is exactly why Satan wants to plant ideas in our minds… and cause us to speak them forth… creating things for his kingdom. What are we creating every day of our lives?  When we pray, we use words and God answers our prayers; so we can clearly see…our tongues set on fire the course of nature, “Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasts great things. Behold, how great a matter a little [fire] kindles!”    — James 3:5 AND “And the tongue <is> a [fire], a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defiles the whole body, and sets on [fire] the course of nature; and it is set on [fire] of hell.”    — James 3:6. Get your thinking right!  Get your mouth right!

It is our responsibility to know and understand God’s ways and His will, so we can learn to recognize where an idea originates… from God, our own creative abilities, Holy Angels of God, Satan, demons or suggestions from other people.  Every thought must be brought into captivity…

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Many of our ideas are wrong concepts or opinions that we have been taught.  We must personally take responsibility to examine all information for truth.  Let’s not just take someone else as an authority on any given subject but take the time to look into the origin of things and ideas for yourself.  It is amazing to study the origin of ideas and concepts.  Let us not be so lazy that we just believe what we are told by others but take the time to find out the base and foundation of each line of thought that comes our way…don’t just swallow anything!  Always take the time to investigate a person or situation that does not ring true… for whatever the reason… your very life could depend on you and the time you spend with God.

There will be times we must re-think and re-learn so we can no longer be deceived, KNOWING the Truth, “And [you shall know the truth], and the truth {that you know} shall make you free.”    — John 8:32. The truth you know that sets Christians free.  There have been times that our MINDS were blinded by Satan, who has been called the god of this world, 2 Corinthians 4:3-4…”But if our gospel (good news) be HID, it is HID to them that are lost:  In whom the god of this world (Satan), hath blinded the MINDS of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them”. Reading this Scripture, we understand that minds can be blinded.  It occurs to me that since they can be blinded, they can also become illuminated by the light of the *Gospel of Christ.  That means people can come to know and understand things they have not been able to before.         [* Note:  The Gospel is GOOD NEWS!  Sickness, poverty and the like, involve bad news.]

Remember in 2 Corinthians 10 verse 5 we are instructed to “cast down imaginations (thought and ideas) and bring into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ”.  To bring into captivity suggests confinement with restraint.  The easiest way to cast an imagination down is to “change the channel”.  Change what you are thinking.  After all is not imagination where images come from…?  Or did some fiery dart that sank that image/imagination into your mind?  Reading Philippians 4:8 we can know what kind of thoughts should occupy the arena of our minds; “Finally, brethren, what so ever things are true, what so ever things are honest, what so ever things are just, what so ever things are pure, what so ever things are lovely, what so ever things are of good report, if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, THINK on these things”. I do not know of better things to think about than the Scriptures, the many things that we have to be thankful for and concentrating on the best way we can terrorize the kingdom of darkness… by winning souls for our Lord’s Kingdom.

It may take some training, discipline and total concentration at first.  When all else fails, locate some worship music and turn it up loud.  Locate Scriptures about who you are in Jesus, who and what Jesus did for us while He walked the earth and what He restored to us when He ascended to Heaven on the day of Pentecost. Concentrate on the fact, in Christ Jesus, we are now seated at the right hand of God the Father, a position of power and authority.  Gather these Scriptures and read them out loud.  Copy Scriptures to little cards and tape them to your bathroom mirror and other places, to remind you of the promises of God.  Remember, it is our responsibility to keep our minds and hearts filled with good thoughts.

It is a very good idea to study the many ways bad ideas can enter our minds — I will list but a few here.  Through our:

1.)  The eyes — what we see.

2.)  The ears — what we hear.

3.)  Touch — another strong sense.

4.)  Memory — things we might remember from the past.

5.)  Smell — this can trigger thoughts of the past.

6.)  Music — this brings you into a certain mindset.

7.)  Associations — who are you hanging around with?

Take the time to find people of like faith to pray correctly for you and that you may become a strength to them, placing a prayer cover over each other.  Prayers become a type of shelter for us as we pray for each other.  This will give us proper covering for this war.  Without proper covering, we are left out in the open and become a conspicuous target.  Memorize Psalm 1 and make it part of your life.

About – face!

We need to realize there are ways to make these battles easier on us and rougher on the devil and his evil agents.  We really do not need to be under attack! We should be doing the attacking!  Please notice the Bible says, “…resist the devil and he will flee from you“, James 4:7.  How can the devil attack if he is running away?

Satan should know who we are and understand that he is in violent combat.  Do not be so proud you cannot ask for prayer ~ from the proper people.  The devil can sometimes browbeat young or carnal Christians and cause them to back down and UNLESS these young Christians have been taught and KNOW their authority; Satan could gain more territory.  On the other hand, demons and the devil are afraid of Spirit-filled Christians that know their “stuff”.  We need to attack areas of resistance Satan has held for years.  You had better start learning some things!  The Devil knows a lot.

There are steps we can take to get ourselves to the position in Christ where we are ready and able to become the aggressors of this war against the evil forces in the world today.  Through Christ Jesus, we are victors over the enemy rather than victims of the enemy.  We become OVERCOMERS!  Our Father in Heaven has given us all the tools we would ever need.

CHECK IT OUT

The following checklist will help equip you for the battle and can be used whenever you get the feeling you may be overlooking something.  I will put it on the next two pages so that you can use a copy machine and make copies to put into your Bible and notebooks — it is a good way to keep before you… solutions you may overlook until it’s too late.

How to face the opposition:  The numbered items are not in order… they changed when I reformated this for the inter net…right now I do not have the time or knowlede on how to correct this issue…thank you for your prayers and understanding.

  1. Know how to identify the enemy and his strategies.
  2. Line up sources of trouble.
  3. Line up sources of aid and reinforcements.  (A strong Holy Spirit prayer chain is a good beginning.)
  4. Develop spiritual counter strategies.
  5. Keep an eye open for snares.  (Prayer time opens eyes!)
  6. Do not go for Satan’s bait.
  7. If caught in a battle unprepared, use a “restroom” to get alone with God.
  8. Build battle strategies.
  9. Deal with the present situations.
  10. Examination…
  11. Confession…
  12. Confrontation.
  13. Have the proper mindset, a mind to overcome.
  14. Get the Word of God into your mind so it can get into your heart.
  15. Get Scriptures to build your faith in the areas you are dealing with.
  16. Speak the Word.
  17. Be diligent to pray!
  18. Have the proper heart attitude.
  19. Always examine your motive for every action or thought.
  20. Do everything to bring Glory to God.
  21. Practice humility… one of our Fathers greatest gifts.
  22. Develop a watchful eye.
  23. Pay attention to details!
  24. Be aware of what is going on around you.
  25. Set an example.
  26. Do not just talk the talk but live your life as you would in Heaven.
  27. Have high morals.
  28. Set a guard…this is how to meet opposition.
  29. One definite sign you are headed for trouble is leaving off daily prayer.
  30. Another sign is lack of daily Bible reading and study.
  31. Recognize you are unable to build spiritual walls alone.

(Again, I strongly suggest a Holy Spirit prayer chain.)

  1. Do not be diverted.

(*Distracted by worry, agitation and do not allow yourself to be provoked into confrontations that are not of God’s or your timing.  Keep yourself from becoming sidetracked by annoyances, offenses, and inconveniences that are to irritate you.  When we allow ourselves to become flustered we open up to misunderstandings.)

Do not allow “popular opinion” to sway you.  At the end of the day the only the opinion that matters is The Good Lord’s!  Protect your “walls” at vulnerable times. Be sure to get proper amounts of rest and put good foods into your body.   Establish your focal point.  Learn to concentrate on the Word of God and His ways so when your mind comes under satanic attack you will be able to focus on the will of God for the matter.  Arise and go forward into battle, Christian soldier. Satan should be the one being attacked!  Not the other way around. Find Spirit-filled Christians who really know how to pray and develop prayer covers for each other.  Just as in days of old when Israel was directed by The Almighty to go into the land He sent them to and possess it… we are to possess our “lands”.

CHAPTER THREE

“Know your authority”.

To qualify to be empowered with the authority of God’s …a person must first be “born again”:  That is born of the Spirit by receiving Jesus Christ as Lord…receiving within you the very life of God — becoming a “NEW CREATION”.  In the correct translation, it simply means:  Being born from above or born of Heaven.

Although many Christians may be unaware of this fact; this authority is the true possession of every child of God and has to be activated through the “Body” which is on earth!  It is His authority in us, which is essential as we come to end of this age. God’s authority is needed just as much as a police officer needs authority to control rush hour traffic or arrest a criminal.  It is not the police officer’s physical strength which causes cars to obey him but it is his authority.  The value of authority is the force behind it.  Authority is delegated power.

This Chapter is going to cover a small amount of information about the authority in Jesus mighty NAME.  How we get this authority.  Then the steps we must take to be empowered with God’s power and for God’s service.  A person who has authority is one who has acquired special skills in or knowledge of something. Therefore, knowledge only adds to our authority.  When you have authority in an area you are certain of what you are doing and are not easily shaken.  Many people are placed in places of authority because of the knowledge they have.  The knowledge we need is in the Bible!  It’s all in there!  Learn from Jesus.  Learn about the ways of God. Police officers have authority because they are experts in their field.  Judges have authority because they know the law.  Have the demons distracted you with activity so that you do not have the time to study the Bible and gain knowledge in the ways of God and of who you are ~~ so that you are no threat to them?  Just as it is important for people to eat each day to maintain physical strength it is more important that they eat daily of the “Bread of Heaven”.

As we read the Scripture verses contained within this information let us concentrate fully on what we are reading and not just skip over the material.  It is very important for us to know and understand why we have authority and power in the name of Jesus and exactly what territory this authority covers.

Let’s take a moment to develop the authority and power of Jesus Christ starting with Colossians 2:9, “For in Him (Jesus), dwells ALL the Godhead bodily.”  In 1 Timothy 3:16, “And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness:  God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.” The only time this happened was in Jesus Christ’s death, resurrection, and ascension.  We can clearly understand the authority of Jesus in the verse from the book of the Revelation. Revelation 17:14, “These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them:  For He is Lord of lords, and King of kings; and they that are with Him are called and chosen and faithful.” In Acts 2:36, “Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made the same Jesus, whom you have crucified, both Lord and Christ.”   Romans 14:9, “For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that He might be Lord both of the dead and living.”  A Lord is supreme…a King and ruler.  A ruler is a leader, commander, guide and a superior.  Our Lord is a CREATOR, which makes Him an author and finisher of everything that is in existence…therefore, He has supreme authority over His creation and has delegated that authority and all that it represents to His Bride, the Church; of which each believer is a member of.  As Believers in Jesus Christ we are delegates of Heaven…ambassadors, representatives; authorized, commissioned, empowered, enabled, licensed, sanctioned and approved for our official position in God’s Kingdom here on Earth as ministers and messengers for Him. It is our responsibility to KNOW our parts and to participate here on this planet.  In other words, we have been deputized by Jesus.

The book of the Revelation, chapters 2 and 3 give us great details of what is necessary to become an OVERCOMER…Revelation 2:26, Jesus states clearly that the OVERCOMER will be given authority over nations.  In Revelation 3:21, Jesus grants the OVERCOMER to sit with Him on His throne.  To gain this authority it is clear to me that it is the OVERCOMERS who are granted authority.

Isaiah had much to say about Jesus long before He was born on earth, Isaiah 9:6-7:  “For unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given:  And the government shall be upon His shoulder:  And His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselors, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.  Of the increase of His government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David and upon His kingdom, to order it and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even forever.  The zeal of the Lord of Hosts will perform this”.

Now to establish Jesus Christ as head of His Body the Church we will look to Colossians 1:18, “And He is the head of the body, the church:  Who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things He might have the preeminence.”  Let’s look at Ephesians 1:22, “And hath put ALL THINGS under His feet, and gave Him to be the head OVER ALL THINGS to the Church.”

Let’s take a look at the believer’s part in all of this.  “But as many as received Him, to them gave He the power {AUTHORITY} to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His NAME,”  John 1:12. “For we are members of His body, of His flesh, and of His bones,” Ephesians 5:30.  “And these signs shall follow them that believe; In My Name shall they cast out devils…” Mark 16:17.  Jesus confirms the right for believers to use His name.  Jesus has placed His robe of Divine authority around the shoulders of Christian soldiers.

They were and we ARE NOW, to bring to bear the authority Jesus had gained through His death and resurrection upon the territories He has assigned us.  Along with prayerful preparation, the Name of Jesus is all we need to use against Satan and his demons.

Learn to know Jesus and who you are in Him.  This is a personal relationship, not a religion!  Ephesians and Colossians cover the …”IN HIM” subject fully.

What good would a soldier or policeman be if he wasn’t sure of their authority? Through the centuries those who have believed in the power of Jesus Christ have obeyed the injunction:  “…resist the devil and he will flee from YOU”, James 4:7.  We can cast out the devil and his demons from those possessed because of the deadly wound Jesus Christ inflicted upon Satan at Calvary!

In all the years I have been casting out demons, not one time did I get hurt nor did the person that I was doing the deliverance on.  I believe because my mind is established on who Jesus is, who I am in Him, and I do my best to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit, things have gone well one-hundred percent of the time!  In fact, I expect the devil and the demons to run (flee), from my presence because they know if God gives me the opportunity I will bind them and cast them out (dismiss them).  All I need to do is remain ready, staying in prayer.  Making sure my communication channel is open at all times so that I do not miss a beat, so to speak.  Prayer is constantly communicating our thoughts, needs, and wants to God…in return, we receive God’s communication to us about these thoughts.  We must follow the leading of the Holy Spirit!

Through the WEAPON of prayer, we can affect people across the world.  When we pray first we can win the war before we even engage in battle.  By prayer, we can stand in the gap for others and because of this prayer the enemy, Satan, and his evil spirits cannot get to their target — because the weapon of prayer is used against them.

Here are a few more Scripture verses for your further study:

Matthew 28:14                        1 Corinthians 6:17

Ephesians 1:3, 16-23               1 Corinthians 12:12-16

Ephesians 2:5-6                       Hebrews 1:13

Ephesians 3:14-19                  1 John 4:4

I believe this well proves Jesus and His authority and who He has designated that authority to.  I do not want to take time here to develop the authority we have as believers in Jesus as there are so many great books already written on the subject.

CHAPTER FOUR

Natural and Spiritual

This chapter will reveal this invisible war in which every believer is involved.  The fact is that even if you do not believe in Jesus Christ and have not received Him as your Lord and Savior you are still involved in this war… however, you are on the losing side! It is a war where no one wears a uniform (although Gods warriors are instructed to put on the whole armor of God in Ephesians 6:10-18), and everyone is a target.  The ARMOR of Light ~ Romans 13:12-14.

We must first develop an understanding of the two worlds, natural and supernatural.  The country, nation, and city in which we live is part of the natural world. The natural world is that which can see, felt, touched, heard, and/or tasted.  It is concrete and visible.  We live in a natural kingdom (or nation), located on one of the visible continents of the world.  We see the people who are part of our environment.  We can communicate with them.  We can experience the sights, sounds, and smells which are around us.

At the same time, there is another world in which we live.  We cannot see it with our physical eyes but it is more real than the natural world in which we live and is an area we must be concentrating on now; it is the world of the spirit.  We read in 1 Corinthians 15:40…”There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body”.  Our spiritual being is part of a spiritual world, just as our natural body is part of the natural world.  The mind contains our soul and is where the two worlds meet, so to speak. People’s hearts are referred to as doors in the Scriptures several times.  The Devil is on the look for “doors” he can use to gain greater access to this material world in which we live.  Jesus tells us in John 10:9 “I AM the door.  If anyone enters by Me, they will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture…”

Because spiritual warfare is just that…spiritual = super-natural…NOT natural; it must be understood with a spiritual mind:  1 Corinthians 2:14…”But the natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God:  For they are foolishness to him; neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned”.  Let’s look in 2 Corinthians 4:3-4…”But if our gospel (good news) be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:  In whom the god of this world (Satan) hath blinded the MINDS (souls) of them which believe not, lest the Light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them”.

There are two kingdoms in this spiritual world just as there are many kingdom’s in our natural world.  We must be fully aware of this and understand the principals involved in these two kingdoms:

1.)  The Kingdom of God consists of God; the Father, Jesus Christ, the Person of the Holy Spirit, spiritual beings called angels, all men who live in righteous obedience to God’s Word and the earth.  These are the spiritual forces of good.  In the near future, there will be an actual visible manifestation of God’s Kingdom.

2.)  The kingdom of Satan and the world system, which consists of Satan, spiritual beings called demons, unclean spirits, fallen angels and all people who live in sin and rebellion to God’s Word.  Satan does his best to maintain influences over carnal (immature) Christians. These, plus the world system and the flesh, are the spiritual forces of evil doing their evil work in and on the earth today, this gives us the answer to many unanswered questions of why so much destruction and pain cover the planet on which we live.

By the way, there is a great difference between the world system and earth itself.  We need to take the time to understand these differences.

The true enemy, of this planet we call Earth, is Satan and his kingdom.  God also has His kingdom.  It is between these two kingdoms that this invisible war takes place.  It is the Devil and his demons and fallen angels who are in charge of famines, diseases, and the wars between nations and the uprisings within nations…although many times God gets blamed for these things; God permits this for His purpose.  I have had many people ask me how a good God can allow these things to take place.  The answer is clear to me:  A good God has placed dominion and the authority of this planet into the hands of the Christians and the Christians are the ones that allow these things to continue.  Have you read your Bible for yourself?  …”Verily I say unto you, whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.  Again, I say unto you, that if two of you shall [agree] on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.”    — Matthew 18:18-19.  Now that’s the real chore…getting two people to agree… on anything.  The evil one loves strife and disunity… he knows the power of agreement all too well…

Every single person alive is engaged in this battle, whether they realize it or not.  Unbelievers are in bondage to evil and have been taken captive by the enemy forces, becoming victims. “And <that> they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken [captive] by him at his will.”    — 2 Timothy 2:26 you can be a carnal or immature Christian and NOT BELIEVE certain things about God or what He tells us about Satan; this is called unbelief.  There is a very good reason why unbelievers hate to admit what I’ve typed here as the truth:  If they acknowledge it — they have indicted themselves.

One-way Satan uses these carnal Christians and unbelievers is to persecute the Spirit-filled Christian believers who know Satan and his ways.  He gets these carnal Christians {these are those who are born from above but do things naturally} too bad mouth Spirit-filled believers, trying to discredit them so people will not listen to them and have their minds illuminated to his wiles.

When this type of attack comes our way, we are to rejoice as the Bible instructs us to in Matthew 5:10-12, “Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake:  For theirs is the kingdom of Heaven.  Blessed are you when men shall revile you, and PERSECUTE YOU, and shall say all manner of evil against you FALSELY, for My sake.  REJOICE and be exceedingly glad:  For great is your reward in Heaven:  For so persecuted they the prophets which were before you”.

We are living in occupied territory.  We are in a world occupied by enemy forces.  Following any war there are always pockets of enemy resistance; rebellious troops (along with the demons, unclean spirits, and fallen angels; we can include human doors that have turned away from God); these troops will not give up until forced to do so.  In the gospel of Matthew 11:12, “And from the days of John the Baptist until now (then, in His time on earth), the kingdom in the heavens suffer violence, and (a continuing event) the violent take it by force.”  I believe this is what we are to do now at this present time.

Understanding of spiritual warfare strategies gives us the ability to deal with these evil spirits, knowing that we are not alone in this war regardless of how things may look.  Luke 10:19…”Behold, I give unto YOU power (authority) to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over ALL the power of the enemy:  and NOTHING shall by any means hurt you”.  In this verse, the word POWER, which is used twice, is not the same Greek word.  The first-word power comes from a Greek word which means authority.  The second-word power comes from a Greek word meaning forces.

In chapter five we will learn just how the ANGELS of God fit into this ongoing battle, Psalms 91.

The Bible speaks of the true Church {THE BRIDE = the OVERCOMERS} which is not a building, denomination or religious organization.  The true “Church” is composed of all the people who asked Jesus to come and live in their heart and obey Him making Jesus not only their Savior but their Lord, thereby being “born again”…”Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be [born] from above, he cannot see the kingdom of God.  Nicodemus said unto him, how can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?  Jesus answered, ‘Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born of water and <of> the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God’.  That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.  Marvel not that I said unto thee, ye must be born again.”    — John 3:3-7…”For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.  For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved.  He that believeth on Him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.  And this is the condemnation, that Light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than Light, because their deeds were evil.  For every one that does evil hates the Light, neither comes to the Light, lest his deeds should be reproved.  But he that does truth comes to the Light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.”    — John 3:16-21.

These are the ones who have become residents of the Kingdom of God and many times in the Scriptures; are referred to as the “Body of Christ” or Christians. With Jesus as the Head we are many different members of this Body, having different functions; just as our natural body parts are different but operate in one unit.  Not all are the eye, ear, etc.  One may see, another hears, one does the walking and so on.  We understand that these different parts do not at all look like each other nor do they have the same functions. And because these parts work together, the body functions as one.  We must not make it our job to make others like us… or to expect them to be like us.  We are to love one another and allow The Potter to form each vessel for His purpose and His plan for that individual.

“WE MUST RECOGNIZE ALL THE BATTLES OF LIFE; WHETHER PHYSICAL, SPIRITUAL, EMOTIONAL, MENTAL, AND FINANCIAL OR WITH HUMAN PERSONALITIES AND ARE ONLY OUTWARD MANIFESTATIONS OF A SPIRITUAL CAUSE.”

People enter the Kingdom of Satan through the natural birth. The Bible teaches that all people are born in sin.  Because we are born with the sin nature, we have all at one time been part of the Kingdom of Satan…”What then? Are we better <than they>? No, in no way:  For we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin; As it is written, there is none righteous, no, not one:  There is none that understands, there is none that seeks after God.  They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that does good, no, not one. Their throat <is> an open sepulcher; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps <is> under their lips:  Whose mouth <is> full of cursing and bitterness:  Their feet <are> swift to shed blood:  Destruction and misery <are> in their ways:  And the way of peace have they not known:  There is no fear of God before their eyes.  Now we know that what things soever the law says, it says to them who are under the law:  that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.  Therefore, by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in His sight: for by the law <is> the knowledge of sin.  But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; even the righteousness of God <which is> by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:  For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:  Whom God hath set forth <to be> a propitiation through faith in His blood, to declare His righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; to declare, <I say>, at this time His righteousness: that He might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.  Where <is> boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? Of works? Nay: but by the law of faith. Therefore, we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law. <Is He> the God of the Jews only? <Is he> not also of the Gentiles?   Yes, of the Gentiles also:  Seeing <it is> one God, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith.”  — Romans 3:9-30.

In the Scripture, we just read we see clearly people must be born again thereby enter into the Kingdom of God through a spiritual birth.  Entrance into the Kingdom of God is by this new birth.  The counterfeit of being born again is what the “New Ager’s” call re-birth.  Satan and his students always counterfeit the ways of God — Satan has no ability to create a thing!

We cannot be neutral in this war.  You are on one side or the other.  Regardless of whether you believe or not believe, for whatever the reason.  If you do not believe God or what He tells us in the Bible then you are part of the dark side, the side of evil and I might add… on your way to Hell.  Oh yes!  There is a Hell to shun and Heaven to gain.  If you know God as a Christian but are not able to believe the things God has shown us through His word about Satan because they seem far-fetched or you just do not want to get involved, then you are in the middle of the war zone and caught in the crossfire.  Maybe Satan has been able to blind your mind.  Quite frankly I would not want to be in between these armies during this war!   When someone is deceived… they are the last one to know it.

We can gain so much ground by realizing and acting on what the Bible says. God inspired people to write the things we need to know.  If you are having trouble believing, you need to tell this to God and ask Him to help your unbelief; “And He marveled because of their [unbelief]. And He went around about the villages, teaching.”    — Mark 6:6

“And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help Thou mine [unbelief].  Jesus said unto him, if thou can believe, all things <are> possible to him that believeth.”    — Mark 9:22-23.

“Afterward He appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat and upbraided them with their [unbelief] and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen Him after He was risen.”    — Mark 16:14

We should always ask God for His battle plans — before you enter into the battle.  This is the best way to stay on target.  It is very important that we not only know our Fathers plans and purposes for us – but that we can wait upon Him before we move forward… we can do a lot of damage to others and to ourselves when we just jump out on our own… we may have the information correct but the timing is not correct.  “The Sons of God are led by the Spirit of God”.

Not only do we become aware of the battle we are in, but that we have the armor of God to equip us for the fight.  We must know the strategy of our enemy — his mode of operation; becoming effective in our maneuvers against him.  We can only learn about the enemy from the Word of God… because we cannot trust our experiences or the experiences of others… people can be deceived… but the Word of God is TRUE and is no lie.

CHAPTER FIVE

This chapter continues the study of the spiritual forces of good.  The good news is:  There is no Angel shortage!  It explains the origin, attributes, sphere of activity, classification, and organization of angels.  It will also explain what role angels play in this warfare.

“The ANGEL of the Lord encamps round about them that fear Him and delivers them.”    Psalms 34:7

“The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands of ANGELS…Blessed be the Lord, who daily loads us with benefits, even the God of our salvation …” — Psalms 68:17a, 19.

Jesus said, “Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, that in Heaven their ANGELS do always behold the face of my Father which is in Heaven.”   — Matthew 18:10

“Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the Almighty, thy habitation; there shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come near thy dwelling.  For He shall give His ANGELS charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy way, they shall bear thee up in their hands lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.  Thou shall tread upon the lion and adder:  The young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.”   — Psalms 91:9-13 {*Talk about a “Witness protection plan!}

The title “angel” means messenger.  Angels are ministering spirits sent by God to do His will:  Hebrews 1:14…”Are they (angels), not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation”, (be sure to read the verses before verse 14).  Angels were created by God.  All of the angels were righteous and holy when they were first created.  I like to believe God may still be creating angels… Life begets life… I do not find in my Bible where God has stopped creating anything.

Later, Satan and some angels rebelled against God, forfeiting their position as angels.  They became part of a force of evil called “Fallen angels”.

The areas of the activity of the Angels:

Angels are active in both Heaven and on earth.  They have access to the presence of God in Heaven.  I would suggest that you make a subject study of the word…angel; to gain a greater understanding of the importance of angels in spiritual warfare.

The Bible reveals several classifications of angels.  Angels are classified according to the duties they perform.  We are not to worship angels.

DIFFERENT TYPES OR RANKS OF ANGELS

Messengers:

Probably the largest in number.  Daniel 7:10. This is the group that usually relates to the believer in terms of spiritual warfare.  They relay God’s will, protect, provide guidance, bring answers to prayer, announcements (good news messages), warn, instruct, bring judgment, encourage, sustain, and deliver.

Elect angels:

Only one reference is made to elect angels:  “I charge <thee> before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the [elect] angels, that thou observe these things without preferring one before another, doing nothing by partiality.”    — 1 Timothy 5:21. There is no further information given about this group that I was able to locate.

Cherubim:

These angels are first mentioned in “So he drove out the man, and he placed at the east of the Garden of Eden [Cherubs], and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.”    — Genesis 3:24. They are also mentioned as having a part involving the Ark of the Covenant in Exodus 25:18-22. This is the group of angels put in charge of guarding the Garden of Eden, which is hidden in Turkey.  Should you like to know why I believe this; contact us at our offices and we will be glad to share the Scriptures for your investigation.  These are the beings in Ezekiel 1:3-28; 10:22 and Ezekiel describes them as having four appearances.  In Ezekiel 28:14-15, we learn that Satan (who was once called Lucifer until iniquity was found in him), is only a cherub angel, fallen from grace.  At least, it is the only record that we are given in the Scriptures.

Living beasts:

This group of angels is mentioned in Revelations 4:6, 8; 5:6.  This title presents these angels as manifesting the fullness of divine life, whose chief minister appears to be worship of God.  John refers to these as “living beasts” but I see some type of connection to the “Cherubim” mentioned above.

Seraphim:

This group is mentioned in Isaiah:  “Above it stood the [Seraphim]: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly.”   — Isaiah 6:2…”Then flew one of the seraphim unto me, having a live coal in his hand, <which> he had taken with the tongs from off the altar:”    — Isaiah 6:6.  Their position is above the throne of God in contrast to the position of the cherubim who surround God’s throne.  The duty of these angels seems to be to lead Heaven in the worship of God.  It is my own belief that these angels attend our worship services to God and I believe these angels help us to worship God.  From the description of these angels, I believe they are extremely large in size.  There are only two verses I could find in reference to this type of angel.

Archangels:

This seems to be some type of angel with high rank and is mentioned in 1 Thessalonians 4:16 and Jude 9.  “For the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the [archangel], and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:”    — 1 Thessalonians 4:16.  “Yet Michael the [archangel], when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, did not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.”    — Jude 1:9.

“Watchers”:

There is quite a bit on these beings in the Bible which we may look at a different time.  I will give you some Scriptures to refer to for now…Daniel 4:13, 16, 17, 23.

The various classes of angels are organized by God in special ranks and classifications.  The Bible does not seem to reveal the details of that order…although when we break down the word ARCHANGEL, we discover the word “arch-” to mean:  Chief, leader, director, and/or supervisor…an overseer or sorts…thereby concluding that archangels are one of the highest orders.  You will learn later how Satan has counterfeited this organization in his own structure of evil forces.  After all, Satan took a third of the angels with him in his rebellion and they are like the Holy angels we are studying here.  We need to remember that Satan is no creator but is limited to counterfeiting God’s system through imitations and illusions.

So now, we can understand our authority as a believer in Jesus Christ I feel it is necessary to bring to light some verses in Hebrews that I did not cover in Chapter two.  Let’s take a close look at them.  Hebrews 1:1-4, “God, who at sundry (various or different), times and in divers manners (ways), spoke in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in THESE LAST DAYS spoken unto us by His Son, whom He hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also He made the worlds, who being the brightness of His glory, and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the WORD of His power, when He had by Himself purged out sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high; being made so much better than the ANGELS, as He hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.”  We can clearly see Jesus was made better than the ANGELS and we are in Him and He in us, therefore we can see because of this inheritance, we as believers have been made better than the ANGELS, seated in Jesus at God’s right hand.  This in no way is a put down to the angels, but a realization of our authority in Christ Jesus our Lord.  And if we have authority over ANGELS it stands to reason we certainly have authority over fallen angels called demons.  Mark 16:17-18 states clearly what we are to do with the devil and his demons, “…And these signs shall follow them that believe; in My NAME shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; they shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.” “And he called <unto him> the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and two; and gave them power (authority) over unclean spirits;”    — Mark 6:7

ANGELS:  Supernatural deliverers

Understand now, when we study the Scriptures, we must be aware that these Scriptures were NOT given to us in chapter and verse. Just because one verse ends and another chapter begins this does not mean the idea of the text changes. Almost all of the time the context is connected.  Always keep the text in the context.  With this in mind let now continue our look into the realm of angels. Please read Hebrews 1:13-14; 2:1-10:  “But to which of the angels said He at any time, sit on my right hand, until I make Thine enemies Thy footstool?  Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation? Therefore, we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, unless at any time we should let <them> slip. For if the word spoken by angels was steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompense of reward; How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard <Him>; God also bearing <them> witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to His own will?  For unto the angels has He not put in subjection the world to come, whereof we speak.  But one in a certain place testified, saying, what is man, that Thou art mindful of him?  Or the son of man, that Thou visits Him?  Thou made Him a little lower than the angels; You crowned Him with glory and honor and did set Him over the works of thy hands: You have put all things in subjection under His feet.  For in that He put all in subjection under Him, He left nothing <that is> not put under Him.  But now we see not yet all things put under Him. But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honor; that He by the grace of God should taste death for every man.  For it became Him, for whom <are> all things, and by whom <are> all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the Captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.”    — Hebrews 1:13-2:10.

“Ministering Spirits”

Angels are all ministering spirits sent to minister “FOR” the heirs of salvation (that includes all Christians).  Angels minister any time — we are told in Hebrews 2:1, that we are to analysis the things revealed to us and “not let them slip” or forget them.  If we disregard the ministry of the angels, how will we escape and gain deliverance?  Since Holy angels and demons are in another dimension?

Angels will not do what we are able to do.  We must give angels assignments.  Holy Angels sent from God speak, and what they speak always comes to pass.  These angels speak in agreement to the Word of God.  An example of sorts:  It is kind of like going to a coffee shop and the waiters and waitresses are there to serve us (minister to us).  If we do not tell them what we want, they are unable to serve us.  We must NOT make our angels angry by the way we speak… that is to go against the Word of God by not saying what He says.  Our words must line up with God’s Word… otherwise, this is how the evil agents gain a place in our lives… by the words, we speak.

Angels carry out our confessions, (Romans 10:9-10), angels catchwords.  We must somehow learn to listen closely to what we say.  When I vocalize God’s Word; God’s ideas, thoughts, or plans — the angels cause it to come to pass.

Allow me to define in a small way the word:

SEED —

Seed = kernel or idea

Kernel = hint

Hint = clue, implication, suggestion

Evidence

Track, trail

Means, method, procedure, process, technique

When the Word (seed) of God is planted in our hearts and spirits, there are a number of things that take place as we see in Matthew 13:3-23, I would like to focus on verses 4 and 19; verse 4 says, “And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side and the fowls came and devoured them up…” and verse 19 says, “When any one hears the WORD of the Kingdom and understands it not, then comes the wicked one (fowl) and catches away that which was sown in his heart.  This is he which received seed by the wayside.”  Jesus implies here that words are seeds (we know when seeds grow they produce a harvest).  The heart is the ground in which the “seed” is planted.  The fowls that snatch the seeds are demons.  They snatch the ideas that God plants in the hearts of mankind.  Satan does not want God’s ideas to grow.  It is very important for us to understand the Word of God and if we do not understand what we are reading or hearing… we must pray that the Holy Spirit gives us understand and illumination of our minds.  The Holy Spirit is our Helper, our Teacher, our Comforter, and our Guide.

Just as a seed of corn produces a stalk of corn, then ears of corn and these ears of corn carry an untold number of seeds that can be used to produce hundreds of more stalks of corn; so too is the Word of God, once it has been planted… it will produce a harvest of its own kind in the fields of the heart of men and women. Now let us look at this from another direction…looking at a natural garden and the results we get after we plant good seeds is very rewarding. It is an amazing thing to me, as I watch WEEDS come up.  First of all, I did not plant any weed seeds and it is hard to believe how fast they grow with no help or care.  It is as though they take over and choke out the good seed.  As I meditate on where the “weed seeds” came from, I realize that they were planted by the others and it is my responsibility to pull the WEEDS up from the garden by the roots…getting every last bit of the root so that weeds cannot grow again.  Ask yourself:  self, how did I get this idea in my head…?  Ideas are planned many ways… we will go over this further on.

The Word of God tells us in Luke 12:4-9, if we confess Jesus before men, then the Son of man will acknowledge us before the angels of God, if we deny Jesus by our mouth (confession), Jesus will deny us before the angels of God.  These verses clearly show us that all we need to do to gain an audience with the angels of God, is confess Jesus before men, then the angels can protect us in a greater way and will able to minister for us.  The angels only do what God’s Word says along with orders they are issued from the Throne of God.

Words are most important and this is why there are so many Scripture verses about the tongue:  Read, Proverbs 18:21, 16:27, 6:2; Psalms 12:4; 52:2;  57:4;  59:7; 140:3;  James 3:5-12.  Your mouth will speak what is in your heart.  If your heart is not right your tongue will reveal it.  When we say things that do not honor God then we give Satan authority to operate in our lives.  Here are some additional verses to study a small amount of what Scripture has to say about the tongue:  Proverbs 10:20, 10:31, 12:18, 12:19, 15:2, 15:4, 16:1, 17:4, 17:20, 18:21, 21:6, 21:23, 25:15, 25:23, 26:28, 28:23, 31:26.

Angels rescued Lot and talked to Lot.  They instructed Lot in what he should do.  Read Genesis 19:1-22; what if Lot had not obeyed the words?  Angel’s words are steadfast.  God dispatches His words (orders and/or directions), by angels.  He expects those words to be obeyed.  We must not irritate angels, which is to test them as to cause them to get angry.  Read in Exodus 23:20-22, it is very clear to see what happens to those who do provoke angels.  It seems clear to me when we provoke a messenger of God, we are provoking God.  The holy angels of God… perform the Word of God in our mouths… we must not speak words that empower the enemy agents.  The enemies of King Yahshua stand in wait to trap us by the words we let come out of our mouths…or we are delivered by the words of our mouths.  Take the time and listen to the words others say to you… seed form of ideas… do you want these words in your ear gates?

Keep your eyes open!  And your ears on guard for “weed seeds” from the mouth of others…or worst yet…your own mouth…bit your tongue more often.

As the time for Jesus’ return draws closer — there is going to be a great deal more angelic activity.  It is important to remember that as angels appear, to watch out that demons do not step in and try to mislead (i.e. deceive).  The Scriptures teach us to try the spirits…”Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.”    — 1 John 4:1. In this same verse, we also see, we are to try the spirits of men, to see if they be of God.  This has nothing to do with judging others but instead trying the spirits.  Jesus says you can know a tree by the fruit it produces.

Angels come to assist us in every area of our lives.  Angels can clear up problems.  We need to give angels the green light in our lives.  I believe that many times when we blame the devil or his demons for things which in truth we are the real source of the problems that come our way because of the words we have spoken!  It stands to reason that our own words either bless us or curse us.  Most every problem we have is literally right under our nose = our mouth.

Who said that?  Ask me and I’ll tell you!” (maybe)

As we SPEAK our words, it is essential to recall what Jesus taught us in Mark 11:23-24; that we can have what so ever we SAY. “We are told to speak to mountains.  If you want to walk with the authority and in the power of God, that’s the first step.  There just isn’t any way around it.  This is one example of speaking Christians need to do more of.  It’s this kind of command that is required to release faith to change things.  It includes speaking to principalities and powers and rulers of the darkness of this world and wicked spirits in heavenly places.  Angels get their assignment from our voices and the words we speak.”

“When people say things that DO NOT agree with what God says, they irritate their angels.  There is no way to escape the fact that your life is regulated and ruled over and this is done by words.  It is one of God’s laws.  God has provided you the WORD of life.  He’s given you ears to hear it, a heart to hold it and a mouth to speak it out.  God is has put His authority in you.  You, as a Christian, are His ambassador on planet earth.  If you choose His WORDS, they will be “life to you and health to all your flesh”, Proverbs 4:20-24.  Once you comprehend this truth and put it to work for you, you will be doing a completely different kind of speaking than you’ve ever done before.  For example, instead of talking about the difficulties in your life, you will start talking to them.  We must say what the Scriptures say…thereby being in harmony with God; regardless of what our natural eyes may see, what our feelings are or what our minds may try to tell us.  All throughout Scriptures we see how angels are moved because of the words of mankind.”

Let us also remember at this time that demons are fallen angels and can carry out words spoken in the negative.  This then seems to be the way Satan then gets a foot into our lives and later he would gain control over our lives; by the words we speak.  “We are to speak to these spirits and command them to leave.  This is why we must do our best to keep an optimistic attitude and why our WORD level must be to the full mark at all times…when the pressure comes, we will be able to say what God says about the circumstances and thereby allow our angels to minister for us and our loved ones.”  K.C.

James 3:5-13, clearly shows us the power of the tongue. Speaking, therefore, releases angels.  Joshua 1:8-9, says that we are to keep Gods Word in our mouths.  This area of warfare will be covered fully in chapter six.  In 2 Kings 6:14-18, we witness Elisha; (by his words,) having a major something to do with what happened.  People are not delivered from trouble by operating out of fear.  Read in 2 Timothy 1:7, “For God hath NOT GIVEN US THE SPIRIT OF FEAR; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”  There are many verses that clearly teach us we are not to fear.  When words originate from a heart of fear they do not come from faith.  Faith is confidence and trust… fear is a lack of confidence.

We need to know that we are not to pray to angels!  We are not to seek the appearance of the angels of God — God will send His angels in His good timing.  Angels MUST agree with God’s Word at all times!

Angels appear in different forms and bring deliverance:  In 2 Kings 2:1…”And it came to pass, when the Lord was about to take up Elijah into heaven by a whirlwind, that Elisha went with Elijah from Gilgal”.  Psalms 91:11-12…”For He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways.  They shall bear you up in their hands, lest you dash your foot against a stone.”  Hebrews 2:2-3… “For if the word spoken through angels proved steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just reward, how shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation, which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed to us by those who heard Him, God also bearing witness both with signs and wonders, with various miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit, according to His own will?  For He has not put the world to come, of which we speak, in subjection to angels”.  We read about the many ways angels minister for us.  We must co-operate with God’s messengers.  Angels watch and listen to the one who knows how to release them to minister; the heirs of salvation.  By my words, I have angels ministering for me at any and all times.  By your words, you will have angels ministering to you OR by your words you will keep them from ministering to you.  I heard people toss out words as if they had no power at all.  I’ve done it many times myself.  Yet, the Bible tells us in Proverbs 18:21 that words hold the power of life and death.  Think about that!  Proverbs 12:18; 13:2-3; Matthew 12:37. Now is a great time to think back on the words that have come from your mouth.  I have found something that has been very helpful to me in my walk with God and I will share this with you.  When I became aware that I was not speaking God’s words or expressing His ideas through my actions and words, I took time to pray and ask God to forgive me for lying.  I realized that anything or word that goes against God’s word or is opposite of His word is a lie.  Almost immediately I saw changes take place.

“Every day of our life we hold court.  On one side of the court are Satan and all the enemies of our soul.  On the other side are the angels of God, the Holy Spirit, and the Lord Jesus.  Which department are your words falling in?  The devil does not have any authority over you unless you give it to him with your own mouth.  So, quit giving it to him.  The very next time you hear yourself saying something that will give Satan permission to operate in your life — speak up and correct yourself at the time you realize what you’ve done.  Replace those words with words that you can say in Jesus’ name.  James 3:6, Jesus’ half-brother said the tongue is what sets in motion the entire course of nature.  You need to understand that the power of words is all-encompassing.  It affects everything in our existence.  Words are seed and what I want to do here is OPEN YOUR EYES to the small seeds you are sowing into your daily conversation…unconscious words you speak.  The words (seeds) you plant daily finally become the mountains in your life.  What kind of seeds have you been sowing in your life and for the lives of others?  Is it Gods seed or the devil’s weed seed?  When you plant the good seed with weed seeds, the weeds tend to choke out the good seed.”

The devil knows the power of words better than you do.  Satan knows if he can just get hold of our mouths and tongues, he can run the planet.  In chapter six I will elaborate on how Satan tries to gain control of the human tongue and the ways with which we can foil the devil’s every effort against us.  The devil desires to use our tongues to plant his ideas thereby causing an evil harvest to be produced. I am convinced that for this reason if we cannot speak in line with what God says about us, we must learn to hold our peace…in other words, keep our mouths shut.

When other people say things about us that are not in agreement with what God says in the Bible — we need to realize that they do not know what they are saying is a lie.  We are to forgive them for lying understanding they are just ignorant of what God’s word says.  Ignorance can be cured.

CHAPTER SIX

As an introduction:  Let me make myself CLEAR — certain characteristics that demons have is why I have labeled them as I have.  Fallen angels are NOT demons. However, they work together, and I believe the Scriptures clearly show us that the fallen angels rule over the demons.  It also teaches us where the demons came from and who they are.

Allow me to point out right here that these “names” are NOT what these demons are called by — it does allow us a way to identify their nature for easy recognition by the readers.

There are so many reports about the growing menace of demonic activity and actual Satan worship called Satanism.  All across the country police are discovering a chilling pattern of mutilated animals and disappearing children, who are being used in gruesome, bloody sacrifices to the devil.  Even national programs {in the 1990’s}; like “Geraldo Rivera”, “60 Minutes”, “20/20”, “The Sally Jessy Raphael Show”, “Inside Edition” and others have reported this awful news.  If the truth were to known I am quite sure hundreds of this type of crime goes unreported by the media because many police officials are themselves involved with Satanism and cover up these crimes before the media even finds out.  These things can and must be stopped!  Only Spirit-filled Christians will be equipped to deal with these types of situations.

This chapter introduces a powerful spiritual force of evil known as Satan and his demons.  In warfare in the natural world, a soldier must first be able to identify the enemy before entering the battlefield.  He must study all available information on the enemy, his nature, and strategies.  This is why military forces spend much time gathering intelligence information on the enemy.  The same is true in the spirit world.  You can only war effectively if you can identify your enemy, understand his nature and recognize his strategies.  The next chapter will contain information on strategy.

There are five levels of evil spirits.  The upper level are the fallen angels who are in charge of nations; causing wars among these nations.  The prince of Magog who is called Gog in Ezekiel 38 and 39 is one of these fallen angels.  Another example of this type of evil spirit is illustrated in the book of Daniel 10:13. Take the time right now to read this chapter once again.

The next level is made up of demons and second in rank are the GREED and LUST demons and any other demons involved in this way.  The places these demons choose to hide include many of our government offices and behind the pulpit of many churches, using men and women who call themselves pastors.  What better way can the Christians be watched — right from the very place they feel safe.  Here many Christians open up and give the forces of evil more information to use against them.  These second level of demon spirits are the ones who control the “drug lords” and the witchcraft spirits of the third level demons.  What a concept:  The same demons that control many of our government offices also control the flow of drugs in America…no wonder nothing seems to be able to stop the drug problem in the United States of America.  Only when Christians really enter in and do their part will there be a good change in our land.  Many people have not been able to understand just how deeply the devil has implanted his system into the governments of the world.

The title GREED is a major clue as to the assignment of this demon spirit.  The demon I call Greed is a “strongman, demon spirit” and is in charge of several clusters of lower demons.  Among these clusters, you will find the demon spirit of a stingy nature.  The humans controlled by these demons have no thoughts for others and are very covetous.  You will also find miserly spirits in these clusters.  All of these demons and the humans they control can be very mean at times.  When they do give anything, it is always with a grudge or there are strings attached.  Outwardly, the humans controlled by these demons can appear as just a “good old boy” type.

On the other hand, there is the “strongman demon spirit” I’ve called LUST.  These two spirits often work together.  The demon Lust rules over the area of lasciviousness and the area of the human senses.  This is the demon in charge of all areas of pornography and all the sins and crimes that are connected within that area; including the areas of drugs and alcohol and the finances for these activities.  It is important to remember that these demons are ruled by fallen angels.

The sad thing is that it is this second level of demons control many of the different churches and the many different religious groups in the world today.  The devil loves religion and is going to do his best to set up areas where people will come to look for God when the Spirit of God begins to draw them.  You can be sure that no one looks for God in a bar or restaurant.

The third level demons are the ones that answer to the second level demons:    This is where you begin to find also the type of “unclean spirits” Jesus dealt with in Mark 1: 21-29.   In many places in the New Testament, we can read where Jesus cast out demons AND unclean spirits… thereby making a distinction between the two.  Witchcraft, in most forms greatly involves the use of various types of drugs; wizards, crystal ball readers, astrology buffs, tarot card readers and any other forms of the paranormal realm outside of God’s jurisdiction.  Witchcrafts is the working of the flesh and rebellion against the Creator of all that is good.

It is this level of demons that operate in the realm of human dreaming during the sleeping period.  This level of evil spirits likes to get hold of people before they are teenagers.  This is the reason I believe Satan deceives people into entering Satanism, so he is unhindered as he takes control of small children all over the world.  A good book to read is “Dead Air” by Bob Larson…it is filled with good information about this area of Satanism.

The fourth level demons are the sorcery and drug demons.  Some of these demons work closely with the second and third level demons.  These forth level demons control many of the drug dealers on the streets of America.  The fourth level of demons are known as the “Mystery demons” and I believe this level of demons are the ones in charge of all sorts of sicknesses and diseases, they would be the ones you would find responsible for things like cancer and all others like diseases caused by spirits of infirmity, told about in Luke 13:11.   These demons also are capable of poisoning foods, causing a chemical imbalance in the human body.  It is my belief, diseases are caused by myriads of tiny invisible creatures (from the fourth level of demons), which are called bacteria or viruses.  Bacteria are “the cells” of the invisible body of a demonic spirit.  The evil spirit takes possession of one or more people, then he invades them with his body and when these people are brought to a weakened state, the invasion is complete.  However, there are always persons who do not weaken, these people do not become sick.

The demon spirit of leprosy, for example, has a lion-like head perhaps you know and in case you may not know, lepers can be identified from quite a distance by the lion-like appearance of their faces.  The demon of the plague is a demon black monster.  You may recall that the plague was also called “the black death”.  The demon spirit of an equally fatal disease is a yellow demon and the disease he causes is known as yellow fever.  Pneumonia is caused by a gigantic red demon represented as consisting of fire and flame.  Just before the doctors told me that one of my sons had gangrene throughout his intestines, I saw a gruesome looking green spirit in him, (by the way he was delivered and is in total health to this day). So, it goes, each disease is ascribed to a person’s being possessed by a specific demon.  It is interesting that the sick often see these demons at the moment they become possessed by them and sometimes later, during the sickness, when they are fighting with the demon.  Whenever they mention this, however, people merely say they have a fever and are seeing things.  No one ever seems to consider the origin of these pictures in the imagination of the diseased, as most persons have never thought about such things; nor why persons suffering from the same disease always see the same pictures without ever having spoken to each other or even having met.  This level is the one operating in the hospitals today through the many doctors and nurses that the devil controls…these nurses I like to refer to as the “nasty nurses”.  The “nasty nurses” are the ones that know nothing about getting people well but their very purpose is to put words into these sick people to cause them greater harm; (gathering paychecks for nothing and striking against their employers as Greed dictates regardless of what their patients have to go through).  These words the “nasty nurses” speak can cause worry and fear to grow within these patients if they listen, thus releasing the forces of fear to work in their lives.  That is why we must pray for the saints of God that enter into the hospitals, so God protects them from these vessels of Satan.  In truth, these “nasty nurses” are in their own “rites”, witches themselves!  You can be sure that Satan gives to his vessels whatever power he can…in no way are we “faith-ers” of God to take this warfare as a game.

Demons are not always responsible for health problems.  If we do not eat correctly the body can fall apart and open to heart disease or a number of other health problems.  You can correct this by changing your diet if you haven’t let it go too long.  Remember cars won’t run without proper care or without fuel.  The human body needs proper maintaining and fuel also.  Without it, symptoms may develop and there you have it.  There are so many doctors that mask the symptoms of diseases by prescribing drugs and the causes go untreated.  Satan can put symptoms on people to cause them to believe they have something wrong with them.  Sometimes you can treat the symptoms with symptom fighters but when healing is needed you must first find the source of the problem…prayer is the answer here.  At the same time, demons will fill the patients’ minds with what the problems could be and then the doctors will confirm patients’ worst belief.  Doesn’t the Bible teach us, “…as a man thinks (believes) in his heart, so is he”.  It is true many diseases respond to different medicines, but if there were not demons behind these diseases there would be complete cures and the disease would not occur again.

It is the fourth level of demons that create drugs to poison people bodies = God’s temple.  Prescription drugs are just as much drugs as street drugs are — drugs are drugs!  I do not read anywhere in my Bible where Jesus wrote people a prescription or sent people to the local Drug Store.  Chemicals put into the body may show up later.  What kind of war is this?  Sounds like chemical warfare to me.  It amazes me how so many people spoke up in America when they feared chemical weapons being used in the war against Iraq but say and do very little against the chemicals on the streets in America today.  What a bunch of hypocrites!  Many of the crimes in America are drug-related.

God has His doctors and nurses and by divine guidance, they will be there when the Saints of God need them.  Remember, the KEY here is to realize that God gives mankind the knowledge to heal and the people who specialize in this knowledge are generally called doctors.  We must also understand Satan works with his counterfeit vessels to bring death and destruction to mankind.  Many times, without the knowledge of what is really going on and how and why dis-eases come to us, …we only make things work by trusting in the doctors more than in our Creator and King Yahshua…who is our Great Physician and does not have to give us DRUGS OR CUT US OPEN to heal people.  Christ Jesus, the King of kings; has placed everything on this planet for us and whatever we might need…the natural organic, non-GMOed foods…for our health…His disciples Luke WAS a Doctor and the Savior, Christ Jesus, the King of kings never sent anyone to Luke because Christ Jesus was not able to heal them…nowhere in the Bible … Think about it.  “THINK BIBLE”.

The fourth level is also the realm where demon spirits involving a nature of gluttony come from.  One sign of this type of spirit presence is eating large amounts of food and not ever feeling full or satisfied…Along with a lot of sneak eating.

Finally, there is the fifth level of demons and unclean spirits; these are the ones who control those in mental institutions and the humans on our streets who murder and harm others.  This realm is big business for Satan.  In the long run, this money is used to promote the kingdom of Satan and his Antichrist …who in these last days will do his best to cause mankind to worship him.  Satan intends to take over Israel and the Middle East, then the world.  He is going to need a lot of money to accomplish this.  This is but one area the devil gets his money from.  All hospitals are big business for him.

These demons follow an exact order of authority and often fight among themselves.  During a spiritual battle, it helps greatly to find and locate the evil agents responsible.  Bind them and total chaos is the result in Satan’s army.  Be sure to lose the angels to minister.  Our angels will fight the fallen angels as we pray and fast; just as they did for Daniel… we are to cast out demons and unclean spirits with the Name = The Word.  There are two realms of battlefields… the unseen and the seen.

Remember when you bind anything in the realm of the spirit you create a vacuum that can draw anything to it.  This is why you must RELEASE the angels to minister.  An example is:  When you bind a spirit of hate make sure you RELEASE a spirit of love to flow.  When binding a demon spirit of cancer, speak healing and restoration to the person.  You can command the cells involved with cancer to be normal and understand the root of cancer may be a spirit of bitterness.  Curse the root of cancer.

At this time, I am going to list only a few names and titles of what we call evil spirits and the clusters of demons these evil spirits use, (These are named thus only for easy identification and may not be actual names ~ they can help you understand the natures of these spirits, although).  In the realm of the spirit world, the spirit called Jezebel is like a wife to Satan.  Remember now, Satan does not create but he does imitate God as much as he is able in a type of kingdom patterns, God created marriage and the devil copies it.  Satan is a controlling devil and Jezebel is a controlling demon with many ‘children’ (other demons that Satan has given her).  The following lists are names and titles of these children and the areas they are assigned to, this list is not complete but will give you an idea of how this evil system is put together.  I would suggest as you keep a journal you might include additional names that will be a help to later on.  If you feel so inclined, I would appreciate it if you would mail me that information.  Demons do have names, just as the devil is called Satan…the follow list IS NOT a list of names as much as IT IS a list of characteristics and allows us to identify the spirit involved…if you ask a demon to tell you his name and expect him to tell you the truth — forget that.   Remember the devil is a liar and the father of all liars.  In most cases, we study how Jesus handled the evil spirits… He commanded them to “SHUT UP AND COME OUT”!  Jesus is our example and, in His Name,, we are to do He says.

SOME CHARACTERISTICS OF DEMONS:

Strongman spirits =

Spirit of religion                                           Witchcraft

Humanism (includes “New Ager’s”)        Deception

Perversion                                                     Grief

Self-pity                                                          Arrogance

Pride                                                              Anger & Depression

Jezebel’s ‘children‘ =

Addictions                                           Hatred

Adultery                                              Harlotry

Arrogance                                           Homosexuality/Sodomy

Astrology                                           Idolatry & curses

Broken marriages                             Incest

Charms or charmers                         Indecency

Divination                                            Jealousy

Control (of others)                             Lasciviousness

Drugs                                                   Lust

False religion                                    Masturbation

Fear                                                  Gluttony

Feminism                                         The Illuminati (Masonic)

Filthiness                                         Occultic things

Fornication                                     Perverted sex

Formalism or legalism                  Pornography

Free love                                          Unclean thoughts

Murder                                             Suicide

……… and the list goes on!  Right now…demon possessed Hillary Clinton is a great example of Jezebel’s spirit.

To learn more about Jezebel and her nature read I Kings 16:29—1 Kings 22:53; Isaiah 47, Revelation 2:20-22; 17:1-18; 18:4-8.

Demons are spirit beings without our kind of a body in the material realm as we know it, although these demons have a definite form and shape, a spirit body.  They have wills, Matthew 12:44 and Mark 5:11-13.  They have emotions, James 2:19.  They know, Mark 1:23-24.  Demons are self-aware, Mark 5:9.  They have a conscience and go against it, Timothy 4:1-3.  Demons are able to speak, Mark 1:24; 5:7-12, and there are many steps they use to possess people:  1.) Pride 2.) Rebellion   3.) Deception   4.) Perversion and 5.) Addiction. The devil is in no hurry, he does not care if it takes one day, twenty years or fifty years to destroy a human.  After the demons’ trick people into taking these steps, the demons then take those people and make them prisoners for evil purposes.  Binding them with cords and bands of wickedness, Psalms 119:61; 129:4; Proverbs 5:22, Isaiah 58:6.  Be sure to read these Scriptures!

Remember, Satan has had almost 6,000 years to watch mankind and become very familiar with human weaknesses.  How much time have we had to obtain the small amount of information we have about Satan and his kingdom?  It’s a good thing that the Holy Spirit dwells inside of us revealing the wiles of the devil to us.  I have often heard people say, “Oh, don’t be talking about the devil!  He might not like it and make you sorry”.  Of course, Satan does not like it when people learn how he operates and how limited his power really is.  The devil would rather everyone believes he does not even exist or that he has greater power than he does.  Furthermore, who cares what the devil likes, we are to please God.  More Christians ought to be stirring up trouble for Satan daily.  Make your “marks” in his territory.

One of Satan’s greatest tricks is to cause people to believe he does not even exist.  What better way to just walk in and take over as he wants…with little or no opposition.  Should people awake to this fact they are quickly deceived into believing; because of sin, there is not too much that can do about it until the return of Jesus Christ to earth.  Otherwise, Satan simply terrorizes them, causing many to TRY and hide.  As long as the Christians operated from fear Satan will have no problem with them.  Fear is the opposite force of faith.  God operates through the force of faith and commands us throughout the Bible to FEAR NOT.  This means when the feeling of fear comes, you can know there is an evil spirit behind that feeling, realizing God is greater than anyone and anything.  We must also so remember that these evil spirits operate through the sense realm.

Another way of sidetracking Christians is…Satan has gotten a lot of believers focused on building great buildings, holding potluck dinners and holding “fellowship” meetings which are filled with demon spirits of distractions and strife. You might as well realize strife among God’s people will cause them defeat in any battle.  Simply because Christian faith-ers are so focused on the problem and how to get their way, they miss the real source of the blows that result in the manifestation we call strife.

Not all spiritual trouble comes from the devil — many times our flesh raises its ugly head, or we could be drawn away by the lusts of the “world”…many times a great war takes place within each of us because of the flesh and our new natures.

“Love not the world nor the things of the world…”

As we learn from 1 John 2:15-16, we are not to love the world nor the things of the world.  As a key verse of Scripture, we can understand; Satan not only uses demons, but he also works through the evil forces of the flesh and the world.  The word world has a different meaning in Scripture but here it is referred to the present condition of human affairs in opposition to God.  It is the system which runs the inhabited earth, a system that is opposing God.

We must develop well thought out spiritual counter strategies, putting these strategies into action at any given moment.

Satan’s fall from his angelic position occurred because of pride and rebellion.  Because of his rebellion, Satan was cast out of Heaven by God.  In the meantime, God created mankind and gave them dominion over the earth and creatures.  Mankind, through disobedience then turned that dominion over to Satan.  Jesus overcame the power of Satan through His death and resurrection, regaining dominion of the earth, which He has restored to mankind in His name.  For some reasons people do not know this fact…or they refuse to believe that this dominion is for right now.

Knowing your enemy:

The attributes of Satan.

  1. Subtle.                             9.  Cunning.
  2. Emotional.                    10.  Insidious.
  3. Self-willed.                    11.  Underhanded.
  4. Proud.                           12.  Treacherous.
  5. Powerful.                       13.  Obscure.
  6. Deceitful.                      14.  Elusive.
  7. Fierce and cruel.           15.  Enticing.
  8. Destructive.                   16.  Wily.

Satan is called an “angel of light” in 2 Corinthians 11:13-14, “For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.  And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light,” suggesting these people are among believers.  Satan has a form of intelligence.  I say a form of intelligence because if you ask me, rebellion against God and fighting against the Kingdom of Heaven it is just a stupid thing to do, so the devil could not be all that smart.

1 Timothy 4:1, “In the LATTER TIMES some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils”.  These Christians were of the faith but left it.  I believe these are the doors Satan really likes to use trying to hurt God.  Romans chapter one verse 18 all the way through chapter two, tell us in detail what happens to people that have known God but deny His power and turn to their own ways.  Ways that are in total rebellion against God and His kingdom.  [Illustration:  You cannot depart from a house unless you were in that house first.]

As soon as the Holy Spirit reveals demons spirits to us, we are to cast them out.  Because Satan many times will hide his works we must learn ways of detecting when he has been at work.  I believe one of the best ways to identify the devil and/or demons is by their characteristics that are given to us in the Bible or by the symptoms of odd behavior a person experiences.  There are always clues the demon left behind.  This is one reason I believe is a good idea to keep a journal in detail.  This journal will not only help you in your stand against the forces of darkness but can be used at later times to disciple others as they come to Jesus and want the answers that have eluded them before.  I feel it is necessary to list some of the many names and titles of Satan at this point:

Abaddon                        Revelation 9:11

Accuser                         Revelation 12:10

Adversary                      1 Peter 5:8

Angel of the Abyss        Revelation 9:11

Belial                             2 Corinthians 6:15

Beelzebub                      Matthew 12:24

Devil                              Matthew 4:1

Dragon                          Revelation 20:2

Murderer                       John 8:44

Prince of Demons           Matthew 12:24

Ruler of the air              Ephesians 2:2

Prince of this world        John 14:30

Ruler of darkness           Ephesians 6:12

Serpent                          Genesis 3:4

Tempter                         Matthew 4:3

Unclean spirit                Matthew 12:43

Evil one                         Matthew 13:19

There are many other names and titles we can find in the Bible which can describe the very nature of Satan.  When we know his nature, we can begin to grasp a greater understanding into who the devil is and his methods of operation, his “MO”, hence developing plans to foil him at his every turn.  I really don’t believe God put all this information in the Bible to just use up space.  We must not push it aside!

It would take up to much time and space to cover the origin of Satan, except to say he once was called Lucifer.  It is also very important for us to realize that God does NOT create evil.  Satan was perfect at his creation and given free will to choose good or evil, just as we are.  Satan did not retain his glorious position.  He rebelled against God and was thrown from heaven.  There are many good books on this subject you’ll be able to locate in your local Christian bookstore.  Please call or write for a list of published books if you are having trouble locating any.

Evil spirits set out to destroy personal harmony and well-being.  It is a major assignment for them to cause strife and envy among the Christian ranks.  James 3:14-18; 5:1-8 we can see clearly, where envy and strife are, there is confusion and every evil work.

When we as Christians operate in love and an attitude of forgiveness the devil cannot get at us and the great thing about this is, all the efforts he has put into causing strife, envy, and confusion are wasted!  Even when the demons use the ones we love to say things that hurt us we must always do our best to remain with an attitude of love and forgiveness, remembering that our battle is not against flesh and blood…. humans are flesh and blood.  Do not take the things that people say to heart unless they are true.

The jobs that demons have include:

To deceiving         1 Timothy 4:1-3

To enslave            Romans 8:15

To torment           2 Timothy 1:7

To drive                Luke 8:27-29

To defile               Titus 1:15

REASON BEHIND THE CONFLICT

From the time Satan rebelled, spiritual warfare has raged between the two kingdoms.  The Bible contains the written record of this warfare.  He is waging an intense battle for the heart, soul, and body of mankind.  Satan is trying to keep men captive in sin.  He aims for the affections of the spirit and soul which rightfully belong to God.  Satan wants to be the supreme ruler.  We must realize that EVIL spirits do not play “by the rules” nor do they fight fairly.  A lot of Christian believers today “want to be nice” but it is important to know that nice guys finish last…good guys win.  We do not need to be nice to be good!  Get a hold of this idea and understand it!  Satan’s strategies are directed at God, to foil God’s plan, and to destroy God’s people.  “For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might DESTROY THE WORKS OF THE DEVIL”, 1 John 3:8.  This certainly sounds like war to me.  We know for sure of the goodness of Jesus but where do we ever see Him being nice to Satan?  When we analyze the word DESTROY we will find it to mean:  demolish, devastate, tear down, ruin, grind, smash, defeat, annihilate, obliterate, invalidate and nullify.  Jesus is in Christians carrying out His plan and purposes today.

When Satan was thrown from Heaven (Revelation 12:7-9), he took a third part of the angels with him.  These fallen angels are what we call evil spirits, their leader is Satan, who is only a fallen cherub angel.  The evil spirits consist of several different orders of the angel ranks, covered earlier in this manual.  Since September 23, 2017 as we saw the stars in the Heaven fulfill Revelation 12:1-7 says:  “1 And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: 2 And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. 3 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. 4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. 5 And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne. 6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days. 7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, 8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.”  Since then we are seeing the wrath of satan coming upon this Earth; and it will increase against Holy Spirit filled humans…how ever satan was defeat over 2,000 years ago…as Christ Jesus shed His Blood at Calvary…laying down His Life that whosoever believes in Him might receive Eternal Life and the cleansing of sins…gaining liberty to live a new life as His New Creation!  As IT IS WRITTEN:  2 Corthians 5:17-19 “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. 18 And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; 19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. “

Satan is only an angel and not like God at all.  Satan does not know all things (omniscient), God does.  Satan is not all-powerful (omnipotent), God is.  Jesus says in 1 John 4:4, the power of God within us is greater than the power of Satan. The devil is limited by God, Job 1:10-12.  Satan is not present everywhere nor can he be (omnipresent), our God is.  Although Satan does have a host of demons that he dispatches throughout the earth to do his dirty work, it is great to know that God Almighty is everywhere all the time and is not limited to time and space.

Originally, these fallen angels were like the angels, with the same characteristics and capacity, from the different orders of angels but now are without any form of goodness.  There is no mention of any kind of hope for these spirits in the Bible.  We do not pray for angels to get saved; nor can they be saved.

Within the five levels of evil spirits, there are two different groups.  The ones that are actively opposing God and His people on earth and the other group that is at this time confined in chains, 2 Peter 2:4 and Jude 5.  We are told in Matthew 25:41 that the everlasting fire was prepared for the devil and his angels.

We must understand how these demons travel in “clusters” called troops.  The “leader” is the one in charge of these clusters of demons.  We can summarize the activities of demons by noting that they are always directed against God, His plan, and His people.  The devil wants only to kill, steal and destroy, John 10:10.

Throughout the Bible, demons are shown as active on earth.  Left unchecked, they accomplish the devil’s purposes throughout the world, we may know them as “powers of darkness”…Colossians 1:13.  These demons desire to possess humans; spirit, soul, and body.  This is how they are able to gain greater control in the lives of the human race.  In the spirit world, Satan uses his organized methods aimed at gaining victory over Christians thus stopping any and all forms of opposition on earth.  The devil sends demons of distraction and busyness to sidetrack as many Christians as possible.  This is how the devil tries to stop anyone who would oppose him.

Satan opposes the Holy Spirit in the world.  The Holy Spirit is our Guide and leads us into Truth.  We are sure to see Satan working through the religious structure of the world trying to hinder the work of the Holy Spirit.

Another weapon the devil tries to use against the Saints of God is the “flesh”.  Flesh, in this context, is not referring to the actual flesh of our bodies.  It is a term which describes the basic evil human nature of mankind which is in willful rebellion against God.  Both the devil and man’s fleshly nature, have a vital part in the world system, its activities, and philosophies.  The world system is just an extension of mankind’s fleshiness.  It provides the atmosphere, environment, and system which promotes sins.  When a believer commits these fleshly sins, he gives a place to Satan in his life.  The Bible states clearly that when we sow to the flesh we reap corruption, Galatians 6:8.  Thereby becoming pervert in the way.  It pays to serve the devil! The wages of sin is death.

Sin is the reason for the present condition of the world today.  The world surrounds man with that which appeals to his fleshly desires.  As our enemy, the world is the whole organized system of social, economic, materialistic and religious philosophies which have their expression through organizations, personalities, and governments.  It is not a specific government, organization or person but the worldly system with which these are based, 1 Corinthians 2:12.  So we learn about the many different powerful forces, the world, and the flesh; that the devil and his demons use to war against believers.  These are the spiritual forces of evil.  “And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lies in wickedness”, 1 John 5:19.

A born-again believer cannot be possessed by Satan as long as he remains a true believer; in 1 Timothy 4:1 we have read where some believers will depart from the faith.  If a believer continues to practice fleshly sins there may come a time where the practice may move from a sin of the flesh to a sin controlled by satanic activity.  Possession by Satan involves total control of spirit, soul, and body.  Oppression is a spirit of heaviness and/or persecution but is not possession.  Many times, the devil will oppress Christians any way he can.  Satan’s purpose for doing this is to wear Christians down and to discourage them from reaching others with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

You have learned in this chapter that Satan is the prince of this world and as a prince, he influences the governments of nations.  He is described as a “deceiver of nations”, in Revelations 20:3-7.  Daniel 10 identifies a demonic power over the nation of Persia working to prevent Daniel’s prayers.

“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, AS A ROARING LION, walks about seeking whom he may devour”, here in 2 Peter 5:8 we see the picture of a roaring lion (a beast of prey), illustrating the open terror tactics the devil uses but in 2 Corinthians 11:14-15, we see Satan described as alluring and appealing in a more subtle, secret form of attack, “And no marvel for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.  Therefore, it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.”  So Satan works both openly and secretly in the world, spreading his lies among the masses of people.  Using religion to deceive millions, 2 Timothy 3:1-5, “This KNOW also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent (without restraint), fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, high minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; HAVING A FORM OF GODLINESS, BUT DENYING THE POWER THEREOF:  FROM SUCH TURN AWAY“.  It always amazes me how easily people believe lies and will fight against the truth.

Satan has been able to deceive the world through “spiritual wickedness in high places”… (High places here refers to celestial places).  This is how he works in the religious structure of the world.  A type of umbrella of this structure is the New Age movement which the devil uses to deceive with false doctrine, ministers, teachers, apostles, and religions.  This is the places he uses to plant doubt in the minds of people.  There are many branches of the New Age movement and we must not partake of any of its deceptive teachings!  The New Age movement is the greatest deception going.  The very core of the New Age is Satanic and we must do our part to expose the lie and reveal the truth to as many people as possible.  There are many good books that can give you information about this subject and what we should look for.  These “high places” are where the “UFO’s” come from.

Don’t stop now!

In your continued research into this area there is a great book to include in your reading time:  “Battle of the Ages”, by Lester Sumrall.  This book will give you the step by step order in how we came to where we are in this generation.  This matter is vitally important so that an understanding can develop in your mind and heart as to who you are, why we are, what is happening and when it will happen.

How and where does the devil attack?

Warring against the mind, the tongue, the Spirit, the body and the spiritual wall of believers; Satan attacks through family members and associates, finances, and circumstances.  Satan uses fleshly senses and desires to gain access to the soul and spirit of mankind.  If Satan cannot “blind you mind” and keep you from accepting the truth of the Gospel, then he tries to keep you in bondage to the flesh.  2 Peter 2:11, “…abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul”.

Just about 200 times in the Bible is the word Satan or Devil…along with other references like unclean spirits, Lucifer, etc.  It seems as though it is very important that we know about Satan or God would not have used so many references to refer to him.  Satan is the only one that doesn’t want people aware of him…and he will do his best to keep us from this knowledge.  The devil will use others against us to make us believe we are fanatics and crazy – if we let him.  At times it may seem like you are alone in all of this, however, you are not… it is one of the tricks of the devil to get you to believe you are isolated or different.

CHAPTER SEVEN

Included in this chapter will be different forms of strategy we will find very usefully in this war against the forces of darkness.  As mentioned in the beginning of this manual, strategies are the science of forming and carrying out military operations.  They are methods or plans which lead to victory.  Remember these battles plans will work best if applied before they are revealed to others.  As we have seen in previous chapters, a KEY to the great success of mighty armies is their complete secrecy.

When one studies strategy, there are formulas and outline to use a guideline.  We will cover this in a rough outline form:

  1. The calculations:  Analyzing the conflict
  2. Fundamentals of strategy
  3. Foretelling the triumph
  4. The challenge
  5. Counting the cost
  6. Caring out strategies swiftly
  7. The plan of attack
  8. Essentials of triumph
  9. Errors leaders make
  10. Using the entire system
  11. Positioning yourself for triumph
  12. Power defense
  13. Positioning for triumph with no effort and no error
  14. The power of surprise
  15. Using others to create movement
  16. Anticipating the enemy
  17. Creating imbalance by use of camouflage
  18. Direct and indirect tactics
  19. Combining advantages and disadvantages
  20. The use of intelligence
  21. Obtaining foreknowledge
  22. The importance of counterintelligence
  23. God’s espionage system

Strategy should follow a direct path that escalates until victory is certain.  From evaluation and calculation, through planning and location and on to confrontation.  We will find there is no negotiating with the devil and he will do his best to develop obstacles in our life.  We must be able to recognize these obstacles. One of the greatest obstacles I believe Satan will try and use against the body of Christ Jesus; is conflict among leaders and followers.  These conflicts arise out of disagreements over ideologies, doctrines, and difference of opinions.  After all, isn’t the main object leading people to Jesus and showing them their need for salvation?  How can any work of this type get done if Christian leaders are fighting among themselves?  These arguments usually arise over silly unimportant matters.  Then all time and effort go into trying to prove a point on who’s right or wrong — all the while souls are perishing without Jesus.

Another area leaders often overlook is the possibility of SPIES in their “camp”.  When spies get into a “camp”, plans are overheard and can be used against the leaders.  This is exactly why the book of Jude was written.  We must realize there are many spies within many of our “camp meetings”.  They come as wolves in sheep’s clothing, read Matthew 7:15, Luke 10:3, John 10:12, Acts 20:29.  The simple reality of this fact is Jesus said it would be so.  Train some “sheepdogs” to smell these wolves out!  Intercessory prayer is the only way to stay on top of every situation at meetings.  Intercessory prayer is what keeps the “Gifts of the Spirit” flowing.

THE INFORMATION GAP

It is important to fully understand the importance of proper gathering of intelligence.  When nations are at war, there is always an intricate organization of intelligence.  Each side has intelligence forces dedicated to gathering information on each other.  These intelligence forces collect and analyze all available information on the enemy.  They communicate what they have learned to the soldiers engaged in combat.  This is what this manual is all about.  In spiritual warfare, our knowledge of the enemy and his tactics are vital to victory.  The Bible is our “intelligence manual” and reveals information on the enemy.  As you and I learn of Satan’s strategies and the scriptural counter strategies, we should communicate these to other Christian soldiers, thereby adding strength to God’s entire army.  Without true knowledge, you cannot expect to know or understand what is really going on.

Satan gathers information on you too.  He knows your weaknesses and targets them with offensive attacks if you let him.  The devil will place others around you to distract you, mislead you, cause you to sin, stir up strife, point out the faults of others, give you false light like he did Jim Jones…and many others.

When we calculate or analyze the conflict we are simply evaluating a situation by careful examination, gaining insight as to the strategy we want to use for that situation.  As we analyze we learn to identify all parts and origin of given situations, we learn to be flexible in our plans.  Those who direct, follow advantages and adjust their formula.  Much computation brings triumph.

THINK AHEAD!

As we meet the challenge, we must count the cost.  It takes time to gain knowledge.  Many times, we may feel like we are all alone in this war.  We will lose “friends” along the way.  We will be open to being misunderstood by others.  In counting the cost of the battle, we must realize the swifter we are able to gain victory, the better off we will be.  The strategy is designed to fight off invaders and remove hostile agents — without damaging our support systems and co-labors in Christ.  We must know the co-labors that work in the Body of Christ.  We are not alone but part of a Body of Believers working for God’s Kingdom.

The best plan of attack is knowing what God’s plan of attack is, realizing He has developed an error-free strategy.  We can only come to know this by spending much of our time with Him.  This winning strategy emerges from a thorough evaluation of one’s enemy and a complete understanding of oneself.  Which is stronger?  Your determination to be victorious or your fear of the enemy?  If you are unsure of your determination, then your enemy is evidently the stronger one.  It will be necessary to wait until your commitment and determination grow since the determination is the same as steadfastness, we must learn to stand our ground no matter what.  Allow God’s teaching to bring you insight and strength.  Make certain that there is no “strife” in you towards any others or that you do not generate “strife” in others.  Check your heart and attitude often… we must not take Satan’s bait of offense toward another.  Apply the forgiveness towards all others as God has applied forgiveness to you!  Psalms 1 instructs us about the people we are not to be involved with.  Do not ever enter a conflict with Satan unless you know that the victory is yours in Jesus name.  If Satan can cause you to doubt your authority he will win that battle.  We are not to go looking for evil spirits ~ however, because of who we are and what we do for God… the evil ones will find us.  Know when to challenge Satan and/or his demons.  When we are challenged by demons always stand your ground, taking the time to use the sword of the Spirit against the challengers; which is the Word of God.  WE MUST HAVE SCRIPTURE HIDDEN IN OUR HEARTS AND WE MUST KNOW OUR POSITION IN CHRIST!  There is no defeat in Christ Jesus our Lord.  When we know this, we will be amazed how swiftly Satan will flee from us.  There will be many times when your faith will be tried and tested and the going will get tough but at the end of the day…. we will all be stronger.

By being able to keep your plans a secret, you will always have the element of surprise working for you.  Be prepared to move quickly when the opportunity presents itself.  Be skilled how to defend and skilled in the attack.  Those who are skilled in defense know how to be invisible.  Those who are skilled in the attack know their General, Jesus; therefore, they are protected while gaining a complete triumph.  Your orders are communicated through the Person of the Holy Spirit.

Take the time to study the enemies and their patterns.  It will be helpful to have this information, making it easier to recognize the devil and his demons at work.  Satan has certain ways he does things and since he is not a creator, I do not believe he can come up with any new ideas.  Since the devil is limited, we can learn how to anticipate his moves, realizing God has a great spy system.  We should learn how to gain access to this information.  We should also do our very best to distribute this information to the Saints of God.  All of our victories are won in the prayer closet.  That place you go several times a day to talk with the Lord about what His directions are… we only get into trouble when we go our own ways.

One way I have found to torment the devil is to remind him of what Jesus gained at His death and resurrection and when Satan reminds me of my past, I remind him of his near future.  I speak of how Jesus, the Nazarene took the keys of Death and Hell from Satan and restore dominion through inheritance to the body of Christ.  You can remind the devil of how the precious blood of Jesus washes us from our sins.  Remind Satan of your total commitment to Jesus and His commitment to you.  By the time you do this Satan should be long gone.  Read the Bible to yourself out loud.  This gets God’s Word out into the arena where the Angels are empowered to act on our behalf.

“Can this be the real thing?”

Using the idea of creating illusions to obscure reality is a specific tactical maneuver designed to keep the enemy at a constant disadvantage.  This means when you know you are at your weakest, take on the appearance of strength.  When you at you strongest, appear weak.  In other words act out what you want the demons to believe, thereby causing them to attack you at the wrong time and this way you will be able to attack Satan’s realm when he is not expecting it.  An enemy who is not certain of your position cannot attack and instead must prepare defenses in every area.  During challenges, it is vital to learn as much as you possibly can about your enemy.  By creating illusions to which your enemy must react, you can discover weaknesses, blind spots and areas of confidence.  You can then use this information in forming your strategies.   We can cause confusion in our enemy’s camp as we WORSHIP our Father in Heaven.

Illusions are only a form of camouflage.  It is wise to camouflage ourselves.  What army do you know of that does not use camouflage?  I have found many times that a disguise came in very handy as I went about the business of gathering information from the enemy’s camp.  The information I am now passing on to you.  Have you ever see a “sheep” in “wolves” clothing?  I have!

Why is the gathering of information important?

There are several different types of intelligence:  Local intelligence, this is information from those in the local vicinity.  Inside intelligence, is information from those within the enemy’s circle.  Counter-intelligence is information from an enemy’s agent.  Deadly intelligence is misinformation supplied to an enemy’s agent. It is to deceive the enemy outwardly.  We knowingly direct the deadly intelligence and pass it on to the enemy in such a way that the enemy thinks he has obtained something valuable.  Secure intelligence is published misinformation that disorders an enemy’s priorities.  Better known as falsified reports.  These different types of information can be used to create a Divine web.  Base your strategy on awareness and carefully gathered intelligence and you will have your destiny firmly under control.  Do not neglect the use of gathering data.  One of the best defenses is foreknowledge.  Certain knowledge depends on counterintelligence.  Learn to listen at all times, you just never know when a bit of information may come your way.  In other words, KEEP YOUR EARS OPEN!  Learn to see things and situations as God sees them.  Learn from the past mistakes of others, that you may not make them yourself.  Take the time to obtain the proper information!  In case you do not know this… Earth is a war zone between forces of good and evil, light and dark, God and the devil.

Spiritual counter strategies;

Overcoming the world, the flesh, and the devil:

OVERCOMING THE FLESH:

Present your body a living sacrifice.  In the military, a man who enlists for service comes under the complete control of his superiors.  They give him instructions on how to conduct himself, how to dress and how to combat the enemy.  To be effective in spiritual warfare the same type of control must be put into action.  You must present yourself to God as an act of your own will.  You must learn to think as God thinks.  Arm yourself with the mind of Christ.  The renewing of your mind is done by studying the Bible in detail.  Have the Word of God repeatedly placed into your ears… “dinned in”.  Listen to the Bible read to you from a KJBible program; that has that offered in their line up; like www.YouVersion.com.

Develop the proper attitude towards your flesh.  Have no confidence in the flesh, Philippians 3:3, 1 John 2:16.  Galatians 6:8, “For he that sows to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that sows to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting”.  Understand that life in the flesh brings corruption.  The flesh is the acts of this body we live in – without restraint.  I like to think of my body as a “suit” I wear on Earth… giving it no power and maintaining it as God’s Temple which it is… 1 Corinthians 3:16; 6:19.

Recognize you do not have to be in bondage to sin and the flesh, Romans 7:5-6.  Stop right now for a moment and read Romans chapter 8 and Ephesians chapter 2.

You are not your body.  Train you flesh to obey you.  In the military world, a soldier goes through basic training to learn the rules of warfare.  He is in training for war.  This is also true in the spiritual world.  You must train your flesh to obey.  Isaiah 58: 5-14.  You must learn God’s rules and live by them.  In the natural world, a soldier learns the right and wrong responses in military strategy through repeated troop exercises.  “For every one that uses milk is unskillful in the word of righteousness:  For he is a babe.  For strong meat belongs to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil”, Hebrews 5:13-14.  You must train your flesh to obey God’s Word.  2 Corinthians 7:1, “Having, therefore, these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God”.  This is something we can and must do for ourselves. “That you put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; and be renewed in the spirit of your mind; and that you put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness”, is what we are instructed in Ephesians 4:22-24.  “And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts”, Galatians 5:24.  It is one thing to know Jesus as a Savior but another thing altogether to know and serve Him as LORD and MASTER.  Bob Dillon said it best: “You’ve got to serve somebody!”

Walk in the Spirit.  Galatians 5:16, “This I say then, walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh”.  To walk in the Spirit means to let God’s Holy Spirit control your conduct and life.  To be led by the Spirit you must have the Holy Spirit within you.  You must be born again.  John 3:6-7, “That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.  Marvel not that I said unto thee, ye must be born again”.  It is the Holy Spirit who gives us the power and helps us to walk in the Spirit.

Develop the FRUIT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.  The fruit of the Holy Spirit is discussed in detail in Galatians 5:22-23.  Also, in the fifth chapter of Galatians, you will learn what the works of the flesh are, verses 19-21.  The works of the flesh involve choices we make.  Ephesians 5:3-21.  James chapter one helps us understand where temptation truly comes from.  With this knowledge, we strengthen our self against temptations.

OVERCOMING THE WORLD:

Know you are not of the world, John 15:18-19; 17:14-16.  Understand that you will experience tribulation (hardships and distress), in the world, John 16:33.  Realize that gaining the world results in losing the soul, Mark 8:36 and Luke 9:25. Read 1 John 2:15-16 and you will come to know that if you love the world, you are an enemy of God.  Take the time to learn that the nature of the world is temporal, 1 John 2:17:  “And the world passes away, and the lust thereof:  But he that does the will of God abides forever”.  1 Corinthians 7:31, “…for the fashion of this world passes away”.  2 Peter 3:11, “Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in all holy conversation and godliness”.  Recognize you are no longer in bondage to the world.  As a believer, you do not have to be in bondage to the world system.  You are part of a new kingdom now, Ephesians 2:2-3, 13, and 19.  For liberty, read Galatians 4:1-7.  Take action against the world.  Do not let yourself be spoiled by the philosophies of the world.  I believe the New Age movement to be one of the worst philosophies; that and the “News media”.  Colossians 2:8, “Beware, lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ”.  Deny worldly lust.  Titus 2:12, “Teaching us that denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously and godly, in this present world”.  Keep yourself unspotted from the world.  James 1:27, “Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this…to keep himself unspotted from the world”.

Recognize that you can overcome the world:  Read and study the following verses   – –   John 16:33, 2 Peter 1:4, 1 John 4:4; 5:4, and Revelation 12:11.  The Christian believer should be a light in a world of darkness, reflecting the glory of God and sharing the good news of the Gospel.

Spiritual strategies:  the battle in the mind.

In spiritual warfare, the mind is the main battlefield.  ALMOST EVERY ATTACK OF SATAN INVOLVES THE HUMAN MIND!  In 2 Corinthians 10:3-5, “For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:  For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds; casting down imaginations and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ”.

The battle for the mind is easily summarized in Romans 8:6-7, “For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.  Because the carnal mind is enmity against God:  For it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be”.  Satan battles for the mind because, along with the spirit and soul, it is a potential center of allegiance to God.  Matthew 22:37-38, “Jesus said unto him, thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul and with ALL THY MIND; this is the first and great commandment”.  Satan battles for the mind because it is closely tied to the heart and mouth of man.  “But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart and they defile the man.  For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts”, Matthew 15:18-19.  Satan wants your mind because the way you think affects the way you act, Proverbs 23:7, “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he”.  Satan knows if he can control the mind, he can control the body, the actions and if left unchallenged, the spirit.  In Thessalonians 2:2, Paul writes to the Christians that they should not be “…soon shaken in mind…”  The word shake in the Greek translation means to agitate, disturb, topple and implies control.  If you can take hold of something and shake it, you have control over it.  The devil knows how to plant evil thoughts into your mind.  Music is one of his favorite ways… movies are another… these ideas grow as we think upon them and once conceived we begin to talk about them… and vavoom the devil has a hold of us.

Satan’s strategy against the mind.

We must examine some of the ways the devil attacks the mind so we will not be ignorant of his devices.  Satan will try and get us to question the authority of God. This can lead to unbelief, doubt, and skepticism.  The devil works in the minds of unbelievers to blind them to the truth.  Satan sends seducing spirits to attack the mind to distort the truth of God’s Word, as we have read in a previous chapter, 1 Timothy 4:1.

Depression is a favorite of Satan and is a form of oppression.  Anger un-dealt with leads to depression… be quick to forgive others… including yourself.  To be depressed is to be downcast and discouraged.  It includes feelings of despair, despondency, and rejection.  Depression can lead to suicidal thoughts.  Sometimes depression is caused by the negative attitudes of those around us through which Satan works, Deuteronomy 1:28 God’s people admitted, “…our brothers have discouraged our hearts”.

Our motives for service to God must be right.  If Satan can, he will cause wrong motives for desiring God’s power.  An example of this can be found in Acts 8:18-23.  We should serve God with a heart of love and respect.  Take every thought and examine your heart for the motive of why you are doing or going to do something.

Satan tries to cause wrong attitudes towards others.  He inserts fiery darts of envy, jealousy, suspicion and unforgiveness, distrust, anger, hatred, intolerance, prejudice, competition, impatience, judging, criticism, covetousness, selfishness, greed, discontent, pride, vanity, ego, arrogance and self-righteousness.  The devil will do his best to plant his ideas and attitudes in the mind of the believer if he is ever given a chance to do so.  This is why it is so important not to just allow anything to enter your mind but guard your mind, eyes, and ears.  Question: where the ideas you have in your head, come from…always think things through to a satisfactory end.  Again, I refer you to Psalm 1:1… “Blessed is the person who walks NOT in the counsel of the ungodly, not stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful; BUT their delight is in the law of the LORD, and in His law they meditate day and night…”  This is what we as believers are to be thinking about… God’s Word.  I can tell you for certain when you do this you will be able to quickly identify any thought or idea that does not line up with the Word of God.

Other ways the devil attacks our mind is through sexual impurity, mental sexual fantasies, accusations, confusion, tormenting thoughts, compromise, and wrong mental focus.  If we allow Satan to persist with these thoughts; depression, suicide, torment, accusation, etc., will result and can lead to mental illness.  This is when the fifth level of demons and unclean spirits (which we learned about in chapter five), take over.  Satan can control the minds of unbelievers and gain a large amount of control over the minds of backsliding Christians.  Remember, “The wages of sin is death”.  It pays to serve the devil ~ but what kind of wages does Satan pay?  CANCER!  POVERTY!  DISEASE!  DESTRUCTION!  STRIFE!  DESPAIR! AIDS!  SUICIDE!  Then the final paycheck:  DEATH!

Spiritual counter-strategies:  Victory for the mind.

The first thing we should do is pray and ask the Holy Spirit to search our minds and reveal to us any thinking which has been inserted by the enemy.  As God reveals things to you, act upon the revelation and ask for forgiveness for wrong thought patterns.

In Ephesians 6:16-17, we read about two pieces of spiritual armor which defend us from attacks in the mind.  One piece of armor is the helmet of salvation. A helmet is worn on the head and implies protection to the mind.  The Christian believer who has the “helmet of salvation” in place, understands God is working out His eternal purpose of salvation.  Because of this, the Christian is not disturbed by the attacks of the enemy.  Another piece of armor for mental protection is the “shield of faith”.  The word “faith” not only refers to the basic truths of the Christian Gospel but to our confidence in God.  In the natural world, a shield is a piece of heavy material which a soldier holds in front of him to keep arrows from hitting him.  The arrows bounce off the shield and fall harmlessly to the ground.  In the realm of the spirit world, the shield is held by the warrior of God and deflects the “fiery darts of the wicked one”.  These darts are evil ideas and thoughts (aimed at the heart).  The shield of faith is to be held in a position between us and the darts the devil and his demons fire our way.  I do not see my shield as something I hold out in front of me, but my shield of faith is like a bubble all round about me.  Nothing can penetrate this shield but it de-flects the thoughts and ideas that would come at me… or anything else… sickness, disease, poverty, etc.

“Wherefore, gird up the loins of your mind…” read in 1 Peter 1:13.  The loins are the strongest parts of the body.  Indicating to me, the mind should be the strongest part of the body.  Again, this is something we are to do.  One way to “gird” up the loins of our minds is to think on the proper subject matter, thereby renewing our minds.  We must search for the Truth and commit it to memory.  This is a good way to keep your mind stayed on the things of God.  If Satan can get to our hearts and minds he has control of our tongues.  The tongue affects the spirit, soul, and body.  The tongues can and does affect the lives of others around us…to the good or to the bad.  The knowledge we do not know can hurt us the worst… I have often prayed that my Father in Heaven would reveal to me the things I need to know… those things I do not even know to ask for… those things He knows I need to know.

Another major arena of spiritual warfare is the battle with the tongue.  The Bible says the tongue is powerful because of the effect it has on others.  The tongue actually has the power to bring death or life, Proverbs 18:21.  The tongue is powerful because of the effect it has on us.  We can snare ourselves with our own words, Proverbs 6:2, “Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken with the words of thy mouth”.  The tongue is powerful because our words can separate us from God, “Who have said, with our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own; who is lord over us?” Psalms 12:4.

Satan uses the things we say to cause a breach (opening), into our spirit, “A wholesome tongue is a tree of life:  But perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit”, Proverbs 15:4.  Satan uses our lips to affect our soul, “A fool’s mouth is his destruction and his lips are the snare of his soul”, Proverbs 18:7. “Whoso keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps his soul from troubles”, Proverbs 21:23.  Our tongues affect our whole life, “He that keeps his mouth keeps his life:  But he that opens wide his lips shall have destruction”, Proverbs 13:3.  At this time to save space I will list additional Scripture I have not listed before, for a detailed study on the power of the tongue:

Hebrews 13:5                          Matthew 12:36; 15:18-20

Proverbs 15:14                        2 Timothy 2:14

Titus 1:14                                  Jude 10, 16

2 Peter 2:12, 18                       1 Thessalonians 2:5

Colossians 2:4; 3:8                  3 John 10

James 3:5-12                            Romans 10:9-10

Psalms 12:2; 15:3; 17:10; 31:18, 20; 50:10; 52:4; 58:3; 94:4

Please take the time right now to read these Scriptures so you will have a good foundation as you continue this study.  We must come to understand the power of the tongue and allow the Holy Spirit to take control of our mouths and our speaking.

Our mouths will speak what is in our heart.  If our heart is not right our tongue will reveal it.  We must learn to think before we speak.  One of the best weapons Satan has to use against us is our own tongues if we let him.

We must separate our self from those who cannot control their tongue; “Go from the presence of a foolish man, when you perceive not in him the lips of knowledge”, Proverb 14:7.  {We will learn why we must separate ourselves from people who speak foolishly and about the transference of spirits in the next chapter.}  Learn that peaceful words are more powerful than words of anger; “By long forbearing is a prince persuaded and a soft tongue breaks the bone”, Proverbs 25:15.  We need to realize our tongues are a weapon by which we can overcome the enemy; “And they overcame him (Satan), by the blood of the Lamb and by the WORD of their testimony“, Revelation 12:11.  We can use our tongue for good by speaking words of wisdom, kindness, comfort and to praise God.

The Word of God is the “sword of the Spirit”; directed and guided by the tongue as the Spirit of God guides.  When Satan attacks, we are to SPEAK the Word of God out loud.  Using God’s Word against Satan is like using a sharp sword against a human.  If we know how to use this weapon well we not only protect our self and others but we can do a lot of damage to the devil.  We can see how Jesus used the written word of God against Satan three times and the devil left Him for a season, Matthew 4:1-11 and Luke 4:1-13.

We must face our enemy boldly.  We must always be ready to defend ourselves BUT should be attacking the forces of darkness and causing them to flee from us, thereby not giving the demons the means or opportunity to attack us.  Always using the “sword of the Spirit” which is the Word of God against Satan and his troops.  It takes time to learn and use this weapon with accuracy but once you have learned how; demons will flee from you when they see you.  Confession of the Word of God each morning, noon, and evening will place a hedge of protection around you as you go about your day… say those things what God says about you.

In chapter 8 we will cover offensive and defensive warfare, taking a perceptive look at the advantages and disadvantages of the two separate types of warfare.

External attacks the enemy launches from without through others who are not part of the body of Christ.  Such attack includes; Direct criticism, persecutions, mocking, scorning, false accusations, diversion, popular influence, compromise, threats, and fear.  Satan will attack at vulnerable times.  Internal attacks of Satan are those made from within the body of Christ.  They include; Discouragement, distention, doubt, and unbelief, using weak and carnal Christians.

Satan will try to use close associates to betray and wound us.  But as Jesus, we cannot let that deter us from the purpose God has set for us…at these times we must walk in love and forgiveness.  Realize when attacks do come and people are involved, our battle is not against those people (flesh and blood), but against principalities and powers of the spirit world.  This is one good reason we should think before we speak and decide to always uplift others with our words.  Words can wound the human spirit and cause breaches in it which will leave a person in a weakened position.  Terrorism, sabotage, ambush, and surprise attacks are all methods used by natural armies at war and are also true of spiritual armies.  These techniques have two things in common:  They are violent offensive methods and they all have an element of surprise.  Confusion and defeat are usually the results. Do not expect the devil to furnish you with a warning of his attacks and I might add we should not be warning him of our attacks.  We as Christians should be causing the Devil and his hordes terror — sabotaging his works!  Here are thought-provoking questions:

  1. What kind of terrorism can I do to Satan?  Save a soul!
  2. How can I sabotage Satan’s realm of reign?  Walk in love!
  3. Where is a good place to ambush Satan?  In my prayer closet!
  4. What will be my method of surprise attacks against Satan?  Be prepared!
  5. What things can I recover from Satan?  ALL!
  6. How can I expose the works of darkness thereby weakening Satan and his kingdom? By walk in the Word, praying every day, walking in love!

2 Timothy 2:26, “And that they may RECOVER themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive of him at his will”.  The word recover means to reclaim, regain, rescue, improve, retrieve and awake or arouse oneself.  A snare is a hidden trap.  As we listen to God in prayer He will show us the location of these hidden traps; we should communicate the location to our troops if you know what I mean.

It isn’t over until it’s over…

Two last things I would like to mention in this chapter:  First the importance of having a vision.  The word vision has several meanings but still are all a part of the same.  Vision means; Insight, concept, revelation, foresight, discernment, imagination, idea and image.  Proverbs 29:18, “Where there is no vision, the people perish…”  We must obtain revelation from God; for it will give us insight and create in us the proper images and ideas, so we may follow God’s concepts and plans.  Jeremiah 29:11 and this is the Lord talking… “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.”  God has blueprints of His plans for us and we must find out what they are and then live by them.  We must keep this vision alive and in the forefront of our thinking.  So, when the going gets tough “persistence of vision” will spur us on.  This can also be called — an established mind.  The second thing to remember is, some adversities are a direct result of our own disobedience, these things we canNOT blame on the God, the devil or others.  If we go out and get drunk then get into a car wreck and kill someone, this is our mistake and we must take full responsibility for our actions.  Maybe it was the devil that planted the idea to drink and maybe it was our “flesh”, regardless, we do not need to act out these ideas.  I urge you once again to trace the origin of an idea and to take time to think about what you are about to do and how it could affect and effect you and the lives of others.  The same is true in regard to NOT doing something you know you should do or putting it off for long:  This is called procrastination.  There are demons in charge of the area of procrastination.

What are our weapons?

We have several weapons to use in this battle against Satan and his demons.  The “Sword of the Spirit” which is the Word of God.  Jesus used this quite effectively when He said “….it is written….” in Matthew chapter four.  Then there is the weapon of prayer.  Sometimes we use this along with the weapon of fasting, Matthew 17:21 and Mark 9:29.  I also believe forgiveness is a weapon we can use on Satan.  God’s Light and Truth are great weapons!  Walking in Peace is a weapon.  The Word of God tells us that FAITH works by Love… so that Love is a weapon.  2 Corinthians 10:4-6 says:  “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ Jesus, and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.”  The word CARNAL means: not of the flesh.

Warfare is an art!  As an art, it takes time and practice to master.  Love is a strong weapon we can use against the enemy of our souls.  1 Corinthians 13:4-8 says:  “Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not arrogant or puffed up in pride; love does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; love does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the Truth; love bears all things, believes all things.  Love never fails…”.  In 1 John 3:10-11 we read: “In this the children of God and the children of the devil are manifest:  Whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is he who does not LOVE his brother.  For this is the message that you heard from the beginning, that we should LOVE one another…” 1 John 3:18 says: “My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but indeed and in truth.” Verse 23 says: “And this is His commandme