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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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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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Johnny says it better than I can!!!

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.

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    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!

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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.

  • John 4:1BelovedG27, believeG4100not everyG3956 spiritG4151, but tryG1381 the spiritsG4151 whetherG1487 they are of GodG2316: becauseG3754 manyG4183 falseG5578 prophetsG5578 are goneG1831 out intoG1519 the worldG2889.

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 commandment:  that we should believe on the name of His Son Jesus, The Anointed One of God AND love one another, as He gave us commandment.   1 John 4:7-11: “Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.  He who does not love does not know God, FOR GOD IS LOVE.  In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him.  In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.  Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.”  Oh yes, Love is a major weapon in this warfare!

CHAPTER EIGHT

How demons take possession and what to do about it.

Besides deceiving and seducing spirits getting control of a person, Satan will also use pain (physical or emotional), to scar the human mind.  The devil will use people to produce this pain.  This is what is behind so many young children are being abused by their parents, relatives, friends or even strangers; to twist their thinking.  The pain produces fear, fear gives demons control over the one who has had the pain if not handled in a correct way.  This is why Satan uses Satanism and ritualistic abuse and does his best to carry this down the lines of generations.

At the time of the abuse, words are spoken and planted deep within the sub-conscious part of the human mind.  Because pain can be so great, many small children are always afraid of the ones who inflict it on them.  Thereby these adults gain control over them.  These people, who are controlled by Satan, then gain control over these young children and the pattern repeats itself.

I believe that demon spirits can actually enter into a human body during the period the pain exists.  This is a one-way transference of spirits can and does take place.  Once in the body, the demon has greater access to this material world.  This type of possession is different in several ways than someone actually giving themselves over to Satan.  The victims of this type of abuse are not willing of this possession because chances are they do not even realize what is taking place.  We must be able to discern between the two.  Many people who have demons living in their body or controlling their mind are not even aware of them, all they know is things for them are not right.

Many times, when a person goes to the doctor with a serious complaint, the doctor will find nothing wrong …demons do not show up on x-rays or in laboratory tests.  So, the doctor thinks the patient wants attention or is just plain nuts.  The patient begins to believe they are nuts also.

To trace a source of physical problems we must ask certain questions.  I am including a list of some of the questions I have asked. Before I get to the end of the list I will have all the information I need:

  1.   What do you need help with?
  2.   What kinds of help have you sought?
  3.   How long have you had this problem?
  4.   What makes you think demons are responsible?
  5.   Are any of your family members involved with the occult at this time or have they been?  Have you been involved in the occult?
  6.   Have you been involved in ANY FORM of witchcraft or do you know any witches or physics?
  7.   Are you willing to make changes in your life?
  8.   Exactly where have you attended church?
  9.   Have you ever gone to an astrologer?
  10. Tell me what types of things you dream about while sleeping, lately?
  11. Have you ever had and “past life readings”?
  12. How do you spend your days and nights?
  13. What are your favorite foods?
  14. Do you drink alcohol or take ANY TYPE of drugs or medicine? How often do you get sick?
  15. What types of injuries have you had?
  16. Where you abused as a child?
  17. Have you ever had to face death?
  18. As a child, before 10 or 11, where you ever afraid to be alone in your bedroom? Why?
  19. Have you ever been beaten or sexually abused as an adult?
  20. Have you ever had spells of blacking out?
  21. Have you ever been “born again”?
  22. Are there people you have not been able to forgive for hurts you think they have caused you?

When asking these questions do not be in a rush and write the information you gain into a journal, you may be surprised how handy it will become.  Always put a date and time at the top of the page and when done put the time at the end.  It is not necessary to put the person’s last name in the journal.  Some of the information may be rather private.

Possession can happen willingly, and it may take a period of time or happen suddenly.  A person may desire to be taken over by spirit powers in order to conduct séances, pronounce curses, become a witch or secure some other type of supernatural power.  Some people will do anything for power, including selling their souls.  Spirits usually enter through some type of opening in the body.

Possession can also occur unwilling through sinful thoughts, actions or contact with the occult.  Demonic powers operating in parents and the sins of the parents can affect the next generation, Exodus 20:5; 34:7; and Deuteronomy 5:9.  This can account for demon possession or oppression of children such as recorded in Mark 7:24-30 and 9:17-21.  This is one reason the devil transfers his demons down the generations…human bodies die, demons do not, and it is easier for these demons to gain access to the children of people they possessed:  The demons have been a part of the children’s lives and these children become adults who seldom question the presents the demons bring with them.   Dealing with demonic powers is NOT something to be left to professional ministers.  Jesus said ALL BELIEVERS would have the ability to cast out devils.  It is also important that believers do not become overly demon conscious.  But believers are not to fear demonic powers.  The following list is some of the counter-strategies we can use in dealing with the devil:

  1. Use the gift of discernment, the word discern means to discover, evaluate and make a distinction between.  Prayer is the great tool to access this discernment.
  2. Detect the signs of demonic presence…either physical binding or mental oppression.
  3. Realize not all mental problems are caused by Satan.
  4. Study in great detail what the Bible has to say on any subject you want to know about.  Seek the truth for yourself and do not take other people’s word about the things of God.
  5. Spent time fasting.  Isaiah 58.
  6. Along with the time you spend alone with God each day, continue to pray throughout the day in your spirit.
  7. Always use the name of Jesus in any dealings with Satan.
  8. Make sure all of the armor God has provided is in place.
  9. Learn how to allow persecution to roll off your back.
  10. Use your delegated power.
  11. Have others praying for you! But do not just get involved with just any           prayer group.

Satan will no doubt counterattack every offensive move made by believers.  If we are aware of this strategy of counterattack we will be prepared and not caught off guard.  There are several types of attacks:  The frontal siege, a straightforward assault.  Siege or blockade, this when the enemy attempts to take control of territory not belonging to him.  The way to deal with this type of attack is by using the powers of binding and loosing learned in this manual.  Then there is invasion and occupation, this is when an area is invaded, and control of this area is taken.  Remember, because of who we are in Jesus, we must become the aggressors in this war.  This manual is a direct result of my attack against Satan.  If one person is helped by anything in this manual, I have been successful!  Even in the publishing of this manual, I have succeeded against Satan!  Every time someone gains knowledge of the truth, they become free, “…If you CONTINUE in My word, then are you my disciples indeed; and you shall KNOW THE TRUTH, and the Truth shall make you free” John 8:31-32.

The reason Satan attacks areas of our finances is to keep us immobile.  If you are having trouble meeting your financial obligations, you can be sure Satan is doing his best to hold back the cash… or your stewardship for the Lord is not what it should be.

Who’s who?

This brings us to a place of identifying spirits.  Unless the Holy Spirit is leading you in each deliverance, just forget it.  You will end up wasting a lot of time and could get messed up in the process.  Only by the Holy Spirit can you know exactly what you are dealing with through the gift of discerning of spirits.  When God leads me in casting out demons, it is usually something I did not plan.  But during the day as I meditate on the things of God and talk with Him, He will show me a demon around or in someone.  At that point, I release my angels to minister and bind up the demon.  Matthew 16:19, “And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and what so ever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven”.  Then I talk to the person controlled by the demon and find out where they are spiritually.  Whenever the Holy Spirit shows me these demons in this way it is because He is going to do something about the situation.  God never shows us demons just to show us demons, He has a plan.  I can go for days, weeks and months and may not see any demons.  I cannot just see them when I want to.  Although I have; many time get a sense of the presence of demons.  At that time, I begin to pray until God shows me what I am to do.  I can also smell demons.

Whenever possible, another Christian believer should be present during casting out of demons.  Jesus sent out His disciples in pairs for this ministry, Mark 6:7.  Jesus taught that first, we must bind the enemy in Matthew 12:29.  In cases of demon possession, we have the authority to cast demons out in the name of Jesus.  It is important to use the name of Jesus in the actual casting out of the demon.  Yelling and screaming at the demons is NOT necessary.  It is our authority in the name of Jesus that will cause it to leave, not the volume of voices during the deliverance.  Forbid the demon to re-enter, Mark 9:25 “When Jesus saw the people come running together, He rebuked the foul spirit, saying unto him, ‘Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I charge thee to come out of him and enter no more into him’.”  You can bet your last dollar that this person had no trouble believing Jesus.

Do not spend time talking with the demon, should it try and manifest itself through spoken words.  We are NOT taught by Jesus anywhere in the Bible to talk with demons, we are instructed to cast them out.  Remember; the devil and his demons are liars — so why ask them anything?  Chances are you’ll be lied to anyway.

Do not attempt to cast demons into Hell.  The final judgment of demons is to happen in the future.  Our job is to resist them, bind them and cast them out.  When a demon is cast out it is restless and discontent outside of a human body.  It is only by indwelling and controlling a human life that a demon is able to fulfill Satan’s evil purposes.  When cast out, a demon will seek another body through which to operate.  Jesus taught that the departure of evil spirits leaves an empty place.  There is a danger of a demon returning to his former victim accompanied by worse spirits, Luke 11:24-26, “When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walks throughout dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he says, I will return unto my house whence I came out.  And when he comes he finds it swept and garnished.  Then goes he, and takes to him seven other spirits more wicked than himself; and they enter in, and dwell there, and the last state of that man is worse than the first”.  This is why once a demon is cast out the person must invite Jesus to live in their heart, receiving the forgiving of their sins and getting filled with the Holy Spirit.

Transference of spirits.

Our KEY verse here is Numbers 11:17, “And I will come down and talk with thee there:  And I will take of the spirit which is upon thee and will put it upon them:  And they shall bear the burden of the people with thee, that thou bear it not thyself alone”.  The subject of this verse shows us there can and is a transference of spirits.  The word transference indicates that one thing is removed and replaced with another thing.

This is one of the most powerful, influential strategies used by Satan.  Learning to recognize this strategy will answer any questions you have had in the past as you witnessed negative changes in your family, friends and church fellowship…maybe even in yourself.  You can identify this easily:  For example, a person can demonstrate a gentle spirit, a boisterous spirit or a rebellious spirit by their actions.  If you have known someone and they make a sudden change…you have a great clue that something has happened — dig deeper!  A person’s spirit can be influenced by the spiritual forces of good or evil.  A person can transfer their spirit to others on a personal or in a group basis.  Transference of spirits can and does take place during sexual intercourse.  We can call some of this ungodly soul ties.

It is necessary to understand our own spirit and why it is an important target of Satan’s attack.  If you should need a greater understanding in this area I would urge to look for publications on that subject.  Some of the best I have found can be ordered from a man named Lester Sumrall, at P.O. Box 12, South Bend, IN., 46624…Ask for “Alien Entities”, I believe it cost $7.95 plus $2.00 shipping.

One of the reasons Satan is after the human spirit is God guides us through our spirits.  In the natural world, a candle gives light so that one has guidance.  This is the function of the spirit in the heart of man, Psalms 20:27.

Satan attacks the spirit of mankind through use of the tongue, as we read about earlier in this manual.  What must we ask ourselves is:  Is transference of spirits possible?  How does this happen?  Our answer is in 2 Corinthians 11:4, “For if he that comes preaches another Jesus, whom we have not preached or if you receive another spirit, which ye have not received”.  Biblical examples also support transference of spirits, as our KEY verse shows us.  The powerful anointing of God which was on Moses was transferred from him to the selected elders.  Their spirits were in unity with and in submission to his.  In other words:  They were in one mind and one accord.

Satan is not an originator, he is an imitator.  One example of transference of an evil spirit is found in Numbers 13:31-33, “…We are not able to go up against the people; for they are stronger than we.  And there we saw the giants, the son of Anak, which come of the giants and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers and so we were in their sight”.  The twelve spies sent by Moses to spy out the land promised by God to Israel.  Ten of these spies returned with a negative report.  They all give negative reports about the power of the enemy forces in the land.  They transferred a spirit of fear and unbelief to God’s people.  But two of the twelve spies had a different spirit, Numbers 14:24, “But My servant Caleb, because he had another spirit with him, and hath followed Me fully, him will I bring into the land whereinto he went; and his seed shall possess it”.  Here in this story, we see two spirits seeking to control the people.  They were contrary to each other.  One was the spirit of unbelief and the other is the spirit of belief.  There were spirits of despair, murmuring and rebellion transferred by the ten spies.  The only reason God’s people were kept out of the land was that of a wrong spirit and not because their army wasn’t good enough.  Now learn something here — during the years of Presidential elections, the News Media is used by the Devil to transfer a spirit of strife to as many humans as he can — thereby bringing in confusion.

Because of the basic sin nature, some people tend to accept immediately and believe an evil report.  Along with the old sinful nature; the tendency to “follow the crowd” and accept the majority decision as the will of God is very easy to do.  Another ploy is that most people want others to like and accept them.

This powerful strategy of transference of spirits accounts for many of the spiritual battles fought by believers today.  It accounts for the abrupt behavior changes from positive to negative we may witness in those around us.  When we maintain a close association with or come under the influence of a person with a spirit more powerful than ours, we open ourselves to the transference of that spirit to ours.  The same is true in reverse:  We want the spirit of a great man of God to be transferred to us, as Elijah to Elisha.

There are ways to keep Satan from transferring spirits to us, they are:  Control your own spirit, guard your tongue, guard your affections, carefully select your associates, guard your physical senses and use a lot of caution in “the laying on of hands”.  We are instructed in I Timothy 5:22 to “lays hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men’s sins:  keep yourself pure”.  Satan is a deceiver and a copycat.  If a good spirit can be transferred by the laying on of hands, it is probable that an evil spirit can be also.  Be really cautious about who you allow to “LAY HANDS” on you for any purpose.  The Bible clearly teaches that we should be cautious about who we lay hands on, you’d better know your associates well!

The most important protection against the forces of darkness is to receive Jesus Christ as Savior because demons can not possess a true born again believer.  Demons can oppress Christians but not possess…Christian’s must overcome this type of oppression!  In chapter eight we will cover defensive types of warfare.  Here are but a few ways I will mention at this time:  Keep yourself from sin, for through sin you “give place to the Devil”.  Be filled with the Holy Spirit and pray in the Holy Spirit.  The Holy Spirit and demonic spirits cannot inhabit the same spiritual vessel.  Avoid an obsessive interest in demons.  It is not wrong to study what God’s Word says about them or manuals such as this one which is based on God’s Word.  By no means attend séances or the like to learn about demons…that is a bad idea and you will be surrounded by deceiving spirits.  Avoid any contact with the occult.  Do not consult witches, a shaman, astrologers, horoscopes, card, palm or tea leaf readers.  Keep idols out of your home and life.  Keep your mind and your tongue in control.  Pick your associates carefully.  Keep a watch out for false teachers and false prophets.  Satan also has apostles who go around to establish his work in the world.  Satan’s apostles become leaders of false cults and infiltrate churches in leadership capacities.  Do not accept any teaching, doctrine or revelation that is not in harmony with God’s Word, the Bible. ASK A LOT OF QUESTIONS.  We are taught in the Scriptures that Satan transforms himself into an angel of light, 2 Cor. 11:14; and so do his workers!

Recognize God’s structure is more powerful than that of Satan.  The body of Christ is actually to demonstrate Jesus’ power to these principalities and powers! Jesus is the head of the church.  Believers are the body, Ephesians 1:22-23, “God (the Father) hath put all things under His (Jesus) feet and gave Him (Jesus) to be the head of all things to the church.  Which is His body…” And in Ephesians 3:10, “To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God”.  All things (including Satan and his religious structure) are under the feet of Jesus, this then means they are also under our feet because we are the Body.  “Under the feet” means they are under the power and authority which God has delegated to us.  This includes spiritual wickedness in high places.

Co-operation

War is a team effort.  As believers we must learn to cooperate with each other instead of fighting each other, we need to concentrate our attack against the enemy.  Without getting into gossip we must learn how to communicate properly one to another… in love and truth.  We must learn that not everyone speaks the truth.  Do not just believe everything anyone tells you…just because they are a “Christian” … they could have believed a lie as truth and convey the message as truth when there is no truth in the information.

Just as in the natural world when a soldier is wounded.  His friends make every effort to rescue him.  When the troops move forward, they move as a unit.  They do not leave the weak behind but place them in the center with strong warriors ahead and behind; so, they can recover from their wounds.  I have noticed that the Christian army tends to shoot its own soldiers and even shoots the wounded ones. When a believer falls in the battle they are gossiped about or given up on.  Instead, we should rescue these spiritually wounded and surround them with our strength.  We must move ahead as one united front, not as a straggling group trailed by the wounded warriors dying by the wayside.

General Patton said, “There can never be a defeat if a man refuses to accept defeat. Wars are lost in the mind before they are lost on the ground.  No nation was ever defeated until the people accepted defeat”.  He also said, “We are lucky people.  We are at war!  We have a chance to fight and die for something.  Many people never get that chance.  Think of all those poor people you know that have lived and died for nothing…Total lives spent doing nothing but eating, sleeping and going to work…”  As Christians, we have so much to gain in this war in the spiritual world. Let’s not just watch as things happen but enter in and cause things to happen.  We must take charge and change things for the good.

CHAPTER NINE

Which way do we go?

In the natural world, there are two completely different types of warfare:  Offensive and defensive.  This is also true in the spirit world.  Defensive warfare is battles waged to defend a territory, waiting for the enemy to strike, then pulls it armies together in a defensive response.  This type of warfare only defends territory already claimed and does not advance into enemy territory.  On the other hand, offensive warfare is acts of aggression, which takes the initiative of attack.  The enemy is identified, his strategy recognized and offensive advances against him are made.  Strategies are developed and applied to each situation.  Inoffensive warfare, the attacker has the advantage of making decisions first.  The defender can only wait to see what his opponent does before he responds.  His decisions are forced on him by the attacker.  This is true in the spiritual world also.  As Saints of The Almighty, we should always be offensive… prayer is one of our greatest offensive weapons that The Lord has provided us… with His examples in the Gospels.

During offensive warfare, you gain territory rather than defend it.  Christian believers cannot remain in their comfortable homes and churches and practice defensive strategies only.  We must take the offensive, advancing into enemy territory, going into the strongholds of Satan with the power of the Gospel message.  WE MUST WAGE AGGRESSIVE OFFENSIVE WARFARE.  Offensive advances are the only type of spiritual warfare which will reach the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  Souls are dying without Jesus and going to HELL.  Where would we be without Jesus in our lives?  Aren’t you grateful someone took the time and told you about Jesus?  Are you thankful you have a Bible to read the story of God’s great love?

The Bible teaches the following defensive actions which must be taken by the believer:

1.)  Put on the whole armor of God, this includes defensive weapons.  Put on, indicates action you must take; Ephesians 6:11.

2.)  Submit and resist, James 4:7.  An attitude of submission to God must proceed to resist the devil.  To resist means to stand firm against and oppose the enemy at every point.

3.)   Resist steadfast in the faith, 1 Peter 5:8-9.  We must resist on the basis of faith, meaning your faith is based on the authority of God’s Word.

4.)   Neither give place to the devil by not leaving room for Satan to operate in our lives, Ephesians 4:27. Gal 5:6 … “but faith which works by love.”

5.)   Recover yourself from Satan’s snare, 2 Timothy 2:26.

6.) Abstain from fleshly lust by keeping ourselves from something, refusing to do it, 1 Peter 2:11, and 1 Thess. 4:3; 5:22.

7.)  We should do our very best to avoid everything related to the enemy by shunning certain things that give him ground, 2 Timothy 2:16.

8.)   Stand the ground you are defending that is rightfully yours,  Ephesians 6:13-14a.

9.)   Beware, (be aware!)  2 Peter 3:17.

10.)  Try the spirits!  This helps prevent deception. 1 John 4:1.

11.) Do not receive false teachers.  If you receive false teachers and allow  them into your home, you become partakers of their evil, 2 John 10-11

12.) Lay aside worldly affairs which prevent us from being a good soldier.      To lay aside something is a personal defensive action that must be taken by the Christian believer, 2 Timothy 2:3-4, James 1:21.

13.) Put off evil behavior is a defensive action the believer is to take,    Ephesians 4:17-32.

“Onward Christian soldiers!”

Now let’s take a look at offensive warfare and what the Bible has to say about this subject.  We must become aggressive in our faith and take the authority that Jesus has given us and use it:

  1. Put on the armor of God.  Put on implies action we are to take against the enemy.  This includes offensive weapons, Ephesians 6:11.  Put on the armor of light, Romans 13:12.  We are also to put on the proper attitudes and actions of a true Christian warrior, Ephesians. 4:17-32. Righteousness is part of our armor.  2 Cor. 5:7 … “God, by the armor of righteousness on the right hand and on the left…”
  2. Take hold of God’s armor implies to get hold of it, grasp it, to draw it to yourself, Ephesians 6:13.  This is an action the Christian must do.
  3. Arm yourselves, 1 Peter 4:1, Philippians 2:5.  We are to arm ourselves with the same mind that Jesus had.  What was the mind of Jesus in regards to the enemy?  It was a mindset to wage aggressive warfare, 1 John 3:8.  This mind must be developed, Romans 12:2.  Arming our minds causes our minds to be renewed with Christ-likeness and results in a transformation.  We must renew our minds by the Word of God.
  4. War and fight against the devil, 1 Timothy 1:18; 6:12.  We enter this war to fight intelligently and with purpose, on purpose!  1 Corinthians 9:26.
  5. We are to pull and cast down the strongholds of the enemy.  This is a very aggressive action we must take.  To pull down means to take down by effort or force.  The word cast means to throw or hurl with a great force, Romans 13:12, Matthew 10:8, 1 Corinthians 10:4-5.
  6. BIND AND LOOSE.  Christian believers have the power to bind the forces of evil and loose the forces of good, Matthew 16:19.  Through delegation of power and authority from Jesus, we can bind and loose spiritual forces.
  7. Wrestle against the powers of darkness, Ephesians 6:12.  The word wrestle means to contend in the struggle for power over an opponent.  Wrestling takes preparation and training so that the wrestler performs at peak efficiency while experiencing the least amount of fatigue.  There are no timeouts.  The believer must never be off guard.  Wrestling is done in close contact with the opponent.  One on one.
  8. Upset the devil’s balance using a strategy of surprise.  By leading an opponent to believe some move is about to be attempted, he will try to avoid the imagined danger and leave himself open to the actual intended technique.  Keep in mind at the same time we are to anticipate what the devil might do, thereby keeping ourselves prepared so we are not thrown off balance when attacks occur.  Prayer is the best source of information we have available to us.  Most of the time we are caught off guard because we fail to pray.  All battles are won in the pray closets.  When we get a hold of Gods battle plans and purposes we cannot fail.   We wrestle with an enemy who is already judged as a loser in the match.  Because of this, we do not need to be afraid of his power or strategies in the wrestling match in which we are engaged.
  9. Persistence, purpose, vision, and desire are very important during this ongoing war.  But thank God the end is in sight! Jesus is coming and He will straighten it all out.

Jesus made prayer a priority and so should we.  Prayer is an important strategy of the Lord Jesus.  It is my belief that prayer is meant to be an offensive type of warfare.  There are several types of prayer; worship and praise, the prayer of commitment, petition prayer, confession and repentance and the prayer of intercession are but a few of these types.  Fasting and prayer play a very important part during some types of deliverance and there are books in Christian bookstores or write us at New Life Enterprises and we will be happy to send you a list with this information.  Isaiah 58:3-14.  I might point out that fasting does not change God.  Fasting changes you.  Fasting also exposes areas in your “flesh” that is not to have strength.

In this war against Satan, he does his best to destroy our lines of communication.  He will try to prevent you from praying and reading God’s Word because these provide encouragement and instruction for spiritual warfare.  The devil will also do his best to break down communication among Christian believers. If people are not getting along with each other, they usually will not talk to each other.     Proper communication is extremely important!  Who have you not forgiven?

The troops must be able to communicate with their commander to receive instructions.  Our power on the front lines comes from communication with the Commander.  We must constantly receive His instructions and encouragement.

“This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightiest WAR A GOOD WARFARE”, 1 Timothy 1:18.  As you have learned, the early church viewed their spiritual experience in terms of warfare.  We should be alert to invasion from the enemy and post extra guards at the borders or our heart, mind, tongue, soul, spirit, home, community and all the church fellowships.  Learn how to “set a watch”.  We should all be praying for THE WATCHERS that they remain alert and see clearly.

Each soldier in a natural army has a different position and responsibility in the war, the same is true in the world of the spirit.  Every good soldier has to be trained…we must all go through basic training.  Boot camp is where you get “booted around”.  In the spiritual world if someone enters the battlefield without this basic training there is sure defeat because they do not understand the tactics of the devil.  They are not aware of their spiritual weapons and how to use them.  They have not studied God’s battle plan.  This type of untrained soldier will never be aware of what hit him.  They have not taken the time to get God’s Word into their heart… so they can speak right.  We have learned and will learn that the Word of God is sharper than any two-edged sword… We must know how to use our “Sword”!

Propaganda plays a large part of warfare.  Enemy nations spread false propaganda (miss-information) about each other.  Satan injects false propaganda into your mind if you allow him to.  The devil will inject propaganda of unbelief, doubt, accusation, condemnation, and defeat, should we allow him to.  Most of this propaganda is to cause division in the Christian troops and unbelief concerning the things of God.  Evil spirits will come and lie about another Saint if you allow them to.  We are not to enter into any type of gossip… or listen to evil reports about another Believer… it is time to learn the difference between legitimate communication and gossip.

CONCLUSION TO THE MATTER:

There is an encouragement!  You can have victory in the spirit world!  Victory in spiritual warfare comes from God.  We are helped by God in battle, Psalms 24:8.  We are protected by God in this battle, Psalms 140:7.  We are comforted by God in battle, 2 Corinthians 7:5-6.  We are encouraged by God, Isaiah 44:8.  No weapon formed against us will succeed, Isaiah 54:17.  We should thank God for victory in battle through Jesus Christ, 1 Corinthians 15:57.  Victory can be attained over the world, the flesh, and the devil, 1 John 5:4-5, Galatians 5:24, Romans 16:20.  There is victory can be attained over death and the grave, Hosea 13:14 and 1 Corinthians 15:26, 55, Isaiah 25:8 and finally Luke 10:19, “Behold, I give unto you power (authority) over all the power of the enemy…”  REMEMBER:  No one said any of this will be easy…but I’m here to tell you IT IS WORTH IT ALL!

We must SPEAK our victories!  We must build ourselves up in the Most Holy Faith.  Above all, we must pray several times a day to gain access to the latest information from The Almighty… as He sees and knows all!  He knows what every man has in their heart to do… He knows what the devil is going to do before he can even plan it.  The Lord God Almighty knows each move every evil spirit makes and why and has no problem in letting us know… unless we fail to take time to meet with Him several times a day.

CHAPTER TEN

“JUST HOW DID I GET THE TITLE FOR THIS MANUEL?”

I felt it may be a good idea for me to share with you just how I came up with the title of this book, at least the first part of this book.

I didn’t really know or realize as a child; from about the age of nine or ten years old, that something or someone else was taking control of my life; NOR did I know then about God’s call on my life.  All I knew was ideas would occur to me and I would act them out.  A lot of these ideas were not good nor were they normal.

By the time I was seventeen, six or seven demons had controlled my life and actually living in my body.  I never knew or understood about the things of God, although my mother saw to it I attended a “church” every Sunday, rarely did we miss a Sunday; from about the age of two until I was sixteen.

I married at the age of nineteen and at twenty I had my first son.  By twenty-eight I had had four children.  Was married for 52+years before my husband Bob went Home to be with Christ Jesus, his Lord.

At the age of twenty-six, my mother-in-law shared the Gospel of Jesus Christ with me and I accepted the fact that I was a sinner.  No one knew it better than I did.  All those years of attending “church” as a child and not one time had I heard the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

I knew that I needed a Savior.  I could not control my life and the things I did.  At the age of twenty-seven or so, I never realized I was possessed by seventeen demon spirits and needed deliverance.  No one I knew ever mentioned such things, much less knew how to get people set free.

After I asked Jesus to save my soul, forgive me for my sins and come live in my heart as my Savior and Lord of my life; a battle began in my life that I just could not understand.  In fact, things got a lot worse.  Demons hate losing control of people they once possessed.

I was so controlled by demon spirits that Christians would have nothing to do with me.  This was back in the 1970’s.  I am certain these Christians could sense something about me they didn’t like and did not understand what it was nor what to do about it.  Many of them just did not want to get involved with someone in the shape that I was at that time…Thank God, Jesus did!  Some even ran the other way when they saw me coming.  They didn’t know.  Some just did not want to bother.

Just before I turned thirty I became very involved with drugs and alcohol and this brought with it a whole new set of problems for me.  I was so ignorant at that time in my life.

About two years after I’d asked Jesus to be my Savior and Lord, He came and set me free.  He then directed me to a man who had a program on the radio.  He had an understanding of the Scriptures and started teaching me about the power of the Holy Spirit and the cleansing power of the Blood of Jesus.  I went to a meeting he held in San Francisco and during prayer, deliverance was begun.  The freedom I felt when I was set free is indescribable.  Unless you have ever been possessed by a demon or demons you may not realize what freedom truly is.

In any event, because I could not find anyone in California in those years that understood about demon possession and how to get free I told God that if He would teach me how to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ and how to cast out demons I would not turn away from anyone when they needed this type of help.  Needless to say, God took me at my word and “school” began.  I entered God’s “boot camp”!

For about the next twelve years of my life, God taught me the fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  Then came full application of what I had learned.  One of the hardest lessons I’ve learned is the ability of demons to use my flesh against me.

During this period, I learned about the authority of God and the authority Christians have in Jesus’ Name.  Because of the many circles of people, the Spirit of God lead me through and delivered me out of; the name of Jesus is all that kept me from harm.  I came to know the mighty name of Jesus gives all Christian believers the “Right of Passage” in life.

Because much of the last ten years God has used me to help people to get out of occultic things, drug realms and many other arenas; my heart goes out to the people involved in these areas.  I’ve longed to provide them the information that has helped me, so I have put this manual together.  I have a lot more information but I wanted to get this first part out to the public now.

Before I started the book, I had the title, “Right of Passage” but felt I needed something more for the title.  I was sharing this feeling with a woman named Rita. She said I had the correct title but to gain the readers that would benefit the most from the book, I should spell the word RIGHT:  RITE thus the title:  “RITE OF PASSAGE”.  However, I realized the information in this manual took years to acquire and that I gained much KNOWLEDGE and wisdom through the years the title would become “Knowledge for the rite of passage”.  It is such a NEW LIFE living with Christ Jesus and such great liberty and victory; it would take years to testify of His wonder love and power and great graces… I give all the Glory, Honor and Praise to Christ Jesus, born of a virgin girl, in Bethelhem, Israel.

If you have this book or someone else has given you a free copy, I hope you have come to understand in a greater way why each and every human being needs to accept Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and Lord.  It is the most important choice in your life you will ever make.  At the same time, it is so simple.  If you have never been born again, just pray this prayer out loud:  “God in Heaven, I know I am a sinner in need of a Savior, I want to be born from above.  I believe Jesus Christ is your Son.  I believe He was born of a virgin, just like the Bible says, I believe Jesus died on the Cross, was buried, and rose again on the third day.  Jesus, come into my heart and life, forgive me of my sins, cleanse me of my sins ~ be my Savior and become my Lord and make me a child of God.  I give my life to You so that You can make me a new person.  Thank You for my new life.  Jesus helps me to come to know God as my Father in Heaven, in Jesus name I pray.  Amen.”  You don’t have to clean up your life first — God will do it for you.  He will give you a new heart, new desires, and ETERNAL LIFE!

Read the King James Version Bible, starting in the Matthew, Mark, Luke, or John and learn who Jesus is.  Follow the Bible, the instruction manual that God has provided.  The Bible is the written word of God and these written words bring renewing to our minds but also give us power for our spirits.  Just as a person eats daily for their physical body we must eat the Bread of Heaven for our spirits.  I have found that I always do great when I spend time reading the Bible every day…but when I failed to take the time to read the Bible it was not long before I started making wrong decisions that haunt me to date.  It is so important to take the time to read and study the Bible!  I do not mean books about Jesus or the Bible, but read the Bible for yourself.  Do not depend on the preachers and teachers to spoon feed you once or twice a week….that is not enough.  Dr. Lester Sumrall, and many others will bring you the Truth…check them out for yourself!  And best yet is Pastor Mike Hoggard online.  Here is a link to his YouTube channel:  He is a real blessing to the Body of Christ!       http://bethelchurchmo.com/page/pastor_mike_online 

This is a very condensed testimony of what Jesus Christ is doing in my life I may someday put the whole into print but it would be a novel.  No one can say to me that Jesus isn’t real…I can say Jesus is alive and well and working in the affairs of this world right now!  Soon the world will see Him for themselves.

This is really a very condensed version of what took place and just barely gives the details of how the name for this book came about.  I intend to complete a mystery novel with complete details which will include many facets of the different realms I have walked through.

Feel free to email us at The Watcher’s Information Center!  E-Mail to:  Revelation6@outlook.com or visit our website: www.FarOutWatchTower.com

It is also important in this day and age to understand clearly what some people are calling “UFOs” are in reality nothing but different types of fallen angels!  Do not seek involvement in this area, instead; resist this type of attack steadfast in the FAITH and use the MIGHTY NAME OF JESUS against these fallen ones.  They are from the fourth level of demons and are controlled by the upper-level demons.  If you have had experienced these being already, please feel free to contact me…I can and will help you understand your position in Jesus and how to resist!

Remember, this manual is to help OVERCOME in all areas of life.  It is information that we must know but it is not to become our focus… Jesus is our focus!  We can be deceived if we do not spend time each day… several times a day; in Almighty God’s presence.  We must know what the Bible says!  We are part of a Superlative Body.

If I can impress upon you anything… it would be to find out who you are!  Find out why you were created.  It will be the greatest adventure you can ever take.  Most importantly…find out who the Creator of all living really is!!! Americans call His name Jesus…however it is Iesus in the Greek and Yahshua in the Hebrew… It stands to reason that every country has their own languages and you would call Him by the Name in that languages.

CHAPTER ELEVEN

The information in this manual is important to help us understand where many of our problems come from, what to do about them; what we can expect now and in the near future.  Realize how imperative it is we enter a complete attitude of prayer and remain in the position’s in which God has placed us.  Many of us can recognize God’s hand in our lives over the years, preparing us for this very time.  Do not try and make others fit your mold.  Everyone is made different and has gifts to offer… when we join together in UNITY ~ no foe will defeat us!

This manual would not at all be complete unless we examine and deal with what will happen during the last seven years of this age, concerning the war against the forces of darkness and what role the nation of Israel will play at this time in their battles against Satan, “the Antichrist”, the false prophet, the Beast and the demons that have been chained until that seven-year period of time.  This information can be found in “Segment Two” of this manual.  It will be condensed and reveal some of the other nations involved with Satan against Israel.  I will add here — as we watch the news about the peace talks concerning the Middle East; they can talk all they want BUT there will be no peace in the Middle East until Jesus Christ returns physically to earth at the end of this age.  Just as it is written in the Scriptures, Matthew 24:6-8, “And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars:  See that ye be not troubled:   For ALL these things MUST come to pass, but the END IS NOT YET.  For nation shall rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom:  And there shall be FAMINES AND PESTILENCES AND EARTHQUAKES IN DIFFERENT PLACES.  All these are the BEGINNING OF SORROWS.”  As we look around of earth this is exactly what we see.  Not ever before has the world known such turmoil.  Satan knows his days are numbered.  God Almighty creates the time clock for His purpose and Satan knows this.  We will not go into a lot of detail about this but I feel it is important to know where this last seven-year period fits in at the end of this age.  There are going to be sudden changes take place in the very years ahead of us causing a changed planet earth forever!  It is NOT going to be pretty.  What we should be doing as Christians (after we have made sure as individuals we have peace with God), is reaching the lost for Jesus Christ and all the rest that goes with getting the Gospel of God to the nations while we still can.

The following events will take place in the very near future:

  1. Millions of Christians will suddenly disappear from planet earth after a great period of persecution and tribulation.
  2. “Magog” (the kings of the North) will invade Israel and their armies will be destroyed in a day.  The Bible indicates this war could well be called        “Gog and Magog I & II”.  When we read about “GOG” we must understand he is a fallen angel assigned to a territory.  It could begin on the boarders of Syria. Ezekiel 38!
  3. The “Dragon” will give his power to the “Beast” bring a temporary false peace to the Middle East.  A “Peace Treaty” signed for a seven-year period of time.  The “Anti-Christ” ~ the one against Christ ~ will gain power and authority as the One “who restrains him is taken out of the way”.
  4. The will be GREAT earthquakes that destroy major parts of the earth.
  5. Hundreds of thousands will be killed for their beliefs.
  6. The False Prophet will deceive millions of “New Ager’s”, costing them their souls.
  7. To buy or sell anything, people will be required to receive some type of marking into their forehead or right hand.  The ones who refuse this mark will become enemies of “the State”.
  8. Brimstone and fire will rain from the heavens, caused by some form of debris from the heavens; this could be asteroids and/or meteorites.
  9. We will discover who Magog and the hordes are.
  10. There will be a war which could well be what I call “Gog and Magog I & II”.
  11. “UFO’s” will be a daily occurrence as demons deceive people. Kidnapping people and overtaking their souls.
  12. This time of great wars and upheaval will not be the end of the world as many have said but it will be the time that ushers in the one thousand years of peace known as the Millennium.
  13. The Bible clearly tells us of floods, worldwide famine, volcano’s erupting, wars and rumors of wars, devastations on every side.

The following information of Segment Two in this manual has taken over 20 years to assemble and will explain why and how I arrived at the near future for these things to take place.  I was going to have it published as a separate book, but God has put it in my heart to place that information at the end of this manual so that His children can identify the time period we now find ourselves in.  Only God’s Holy Spirit can clearly reveal to your minds the truth that follows.  It is my heartfelt desire that you prayerfully consider and study for yourselves this data.  And always remember… we cannot know the day or hour of His return…!!!

This study is by no means finished!  It is an ongoing study.  But because of the urgency of the hour in which we live, I am publishing it as quickly as possible.      It is information gleaned from not a few other authors and notes from many different teachers that God has used in my life to complete this work.  When I took notes and studied from different Godly teachers and preachers I had no idea I would ever put a manual like this together ~ I did not put their names on each page I wrote upon… I would love to give them the credit due them… however, they too gained their information from The Teacher ~ The Holy Spirit as they studied the Bible.  I am only passing on information I find of great value as I continue my journey on Earth.

Read the King James Version of the Bible (KJBible)… we are the overcomers and there has to be something to overcome on the Planet we call Earth.  We were not total we were born into a war zone.

Daily reading is from the Book of Zechariah chapter 9…FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY!

img_1551Zechariah​​
Chapter 9
1 The burden of the word of the LORD in the land of Hadrach, and Damascus shall be the rest thereof: when the eyes of man, as of all the tribes of Israel, shall be toward the LORD. 2 And Hamath also shall border thereby; Tyrus, and Zidon, though it be very wise. 3 And Tyrus did build herself a strong hold, and heaped up silver as the dust, and fine gold as the mire of the streets. 4 Behold, the Lord will cast her out, and he will smite her power in the sea; and she shall be devoured with fire. 5 Ashkelon shall see it, and fear; Gaza also shall see it, and be very sorrowful, and Ekron; for her expectation shall be ashamed; and the king shall perish from Gaza, and Ashkelon shall not be inhabited. 6 And a bastard shall dwell in Ashdod, and I will cut off the pride of the Philistines. 7 And I will take away his blood out of his mouth, and his abominations from between his teeth: but he that remaineth, even he, shall be for our God, and he shall be as a governor in Judah, and Ekron as a Jebusite. 8 And I will encamp about mine house because of the army, because of him that passeth by, and because of him that returneth: and no oppressor shall pass through them any more: for now have I seen with mine eyes.
9 ¶ Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass. 10 And I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim, and the horse from Jerusalem, and the battle bow shall be cut off: and he shall speak peace unto the heathen: and his dominion shall be from sea even to sea, and from the river even to the ends of the earth. 11 As for thee also, by the blood of thy covenant I have sent forth thy prisoners out of the pit wherein is no water.
12 ¶ Turn you to the strong hold, ye prisoners of hope: even to day do I declare that I will render double unto thee; 13 When I have bent Judah for me, filled the bow with Ephraim, and raised up thy sons, O Zion, against thy sons, O Greece, and made thee as the sword of a mighty man. 14 And the LORD shall be seen over them, and his arrow shall go forth as the lightning: and the Lord GOD shall blow the trumpet, and shall go with whirlwinds of the south. 15 The LORD of hosts shall defend them; and they shall devour, and subdue with sling stones; and they shall drink, and make a noise as through wine; and they shall be filled like bowls, and as the corners of the altar. 16 And the LORD their God shall save them in that day as the flock of his people: for they shall be as the stones of a crown, lifted up as an ensign upon his land. 17 For how great is his goodness, and how great is his beauty! corn shall make the young men cheerful, and new wine the maids.

Chapter 10
1 Ask ye of the LORD rain in the time of the latter rain; so the LORD shall make bright clouds, and give them showers of rain, to every one grass in the field.

No wonder folks are leaving their countries…the elite at work.

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YOUTUBE TERMINATES TRUNEWS ACCOUNT… copied for EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY!

TruNews Was Notified Monday Morning By YouTube’s Cyber Censors That The Christian News Service Was Permanently Banned From Posting Content On The Social Media Site.

LINK:  https://www.trunews.com/stream/youtube-terminates-trunews-account

The social media tech giant terminated Trunews’ account.

YouTube slapped TruNews with “three strikes” based on newscasts recorded and posted online more than four years ago. One of the TruNews episodes that also offended YouTube’s censors was Rick Wiles’ 2017 movie review of “The Promise: The Truth About the Armenian Genocide.”

TruNews founder and anchorman Rick Wiles blasted YouTube’s censors as the “New Nazi Tech Tyrants.”

Pastor Wiles was incredulous that YouTube cited two newscasts from 2014 and one newscast from early 2017 as offensive. “YouTube’s cyber bullies are so desperate to silence Christians and conservatives that they are rummaging through years of media content searching for anything that offends their precious little snowflake minds,” he lamented.

“America’s leftist snowflakes are furious that half the country no longer listens to their idiotic Marxist propaganda. My ancestors were German Reformed Church members who fled religious persecution in Europe in the 1700s and risked everything to come to America so they could freely worship God. There’s freedom running through my veins. My ancestors were not silenced, and I won’t be silenced by YouTube’s New Nazis. Every generation has its tyrants. We have tech tyrants,” stated Mr. Wiles.

Pastor Wiles fears America is on the verge of a French Revolution-style upheaval during which leftist mobs will try to execute Christians and conservatives to purge “Old America” speech and thoughts from our society. “France is an atheistic, socialist nation today because it never recovered from the French Revolution that started in 1789. The Jacobins decapitated Catholic priests and burned churches over a period of 10 years. Likewise, the communists who overthrew Russia in 1917 slaughtered 300,000 Russian Orthodox Church priests. Don’t tell me it can’t happen here,” Wiles remarked.

“Mao Zedong would be proud of the Marxist cultural revolution sweeping America and erasing our heritage,” said Pastor Wiles. “It must be stopped, or we will be swept into a communist nightmare that could take 70 years to escape.”

According to Pastor Wiles, the current climate of censorship against free speech is not a surprise. He saw it coming years ago and began preparing for it. He is the pastor of Flowing Streams Church in Vero Beach, Florida. The church’s mission is to use digital technology and communications to spread the Gospel around the world.

Pastor Wiles said the Holy Spirit told him in prayer in 2005 that he would be given a “witty invention” that would revolutionize Christian media. He earnestly sought it for years. The next big clue came to him during prayer in February 2007. He said God gave him a vision of a beautiful church worship service that was held in an underground sanctuary. There was a healing stream flowing through the underground church. The next day the Lord told him to call it “Flowing Streams.”

During a fast three years later, Pastor Wiles said the Holy Spirit revealed to him that the vision’s stream flowing through the underground church was Internet streaming carrying the Gospel to the underground church around the world.

“The Lord also told me during that fast in January 2010 that it will soon become very dangerous and difficult to travel the world as a Christian pastor or missionary,” he said.

Pastor Wiles went to work and invented Prazor, the world’s first Christian OTT service. It will include 24/7 linear Christian television networks, video-on-demand, audio podcasts, and nearly 100 streams of Christian music.

“Prazor will be launched this summer. It is God’s ‘parting the Red Sea’ miracle for Christian churches worldwide to escape the censorship of the New Nazi Tech Tyrants,” said Pastor Wiles.

Now that YouTube has permanently banned TruNews, Pastor Wiles thinks it is only a matter of time until his newscast is banned by Facebook and Twitter too.

He said his church will not sue YouTube or take any actions against them. “It is their platform. I believe in free enterprise, free speech, and freedom of association. Google owns YouTube. It is their right to choose whom they want to be seen and heard on their platform. They have very anti-Christian content on their platform, but that doesn’t bother them. I took advantage of their free bandwidth to spread the Gospel. They are now shutting down men and women who are preaching an uncompromised message. YouTube is fighting God. Their arms aren’t long enough to win that fight,” said Pastor Wiles.

Pastor Wiles, however, made a chilling prediction: “If the Marxist snowflakes gain substantial political power in 2018 and 2020, America will go into full-blown communism in the 2020s. A new dark age will descend on all of us,” he warned.

72 Mysterious Cosmic Flashes Puzzle Astronomers

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Luke 10:1 After these things the Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, whither he himself would come  AND  verse  17 ¶ And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.

And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;

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Weapons of our warfare!

  • 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 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. 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,…”

Psalms 37

*1 “Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity. 2 For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb. 3 Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. 4 Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. 5 Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. 6 And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday. 7 Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass. 8 Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil. 9 For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the LORD, they shall inherit the earth. 10 For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall not be. 11 But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace. 12 The wicked plotteth against the just, and gnasheth upon him with his teeth. 13 The Lord shall laugh at him: for he seeth that his day is coming. 14 The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, and to slay such as be of upright conversation. 15 Their sword shall enter into their own heart, and their bows shall be broken. 16 A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked. 17 For the arms of the wicked shall be broken: but the LORD upholdeth the righteous. 18 The LORD knoweth the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be for ever. 19 They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied. 20 But the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of the LORD shall be as the fat of lambs: they shall consume; into smoke shall they consume away. 21 The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again: but the righteous sheweth mercy, and giveth. 22 For such as be blessed of him shall inherit the earth; and they that be cursed of him shall be cut off. 23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way. 24 Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand. 25 I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread. 26 He is ever merciful, and lendeth; and his seed is blessed. 27 Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for evermore. 28 For the LORD loveth judgment, and forsaketh not his saints; they are preserved for ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off. 29 The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein for ever. 30 The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment. 31 The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide. 32 The wicked watcheth the righteous, and seeketh to slay him. 33 The LORD will not leave him in his hand, nor condemn him when he is judged. 34 Wait on the LORD, and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it. 35 I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like a green bay tree. 36 Yet he passed away, and, lo, he was not: yea, I sought him, but he could not be found. 37 Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace. 38 But the transgressors shall be destroyed together: the end of the wicked shall be cut off. 39 But the salvation of the righteous is of the LORD: he is their strength in the time of trouble. 40 And the LORD shall help them, and deliver them: he shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them, because they trust in him.”

Psalms 34:

1″I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth. 2 My soul shall make her boast in the LORD: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad. 3 O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together. 4 I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears. 5 They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed. 6 This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles. 7 The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them. 8 O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him. 9 O fear the LORD, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him. 10 The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing. 11 Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the LORD. 12 What man is he that desireth life, and loveth many days, that he may see good? 13 Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile. 14 Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it. 15 The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry. 16 The face of the LORD is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth. 17 The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles. 18 The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit. 19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all. 20 He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken. 21 Evil shall slay the wicked: and they that hate the righteous shall be desolate. 22 The LORD redeemeth the soul of his servants: and none of them that trust in him shall be desolate.”