Monday, June 25, 2012

Demons and Spiritual battles

I am aware that when one talks about demons or spiritual beings; he or she can be looked upon as being crazy or mentally oblivious. I can assure you that I am neither. My mental faculties are quit in tact. I have had my real life physical encounters with demonic beings. I can assure you that Demons or Devils are real. They are just as real as Jesus Christ and Satan.  I write this blog today to help bring a rediscovered awareness of them and of who they are. They have one great task bestowed upon them by their evil master. That is to destroy the faith of mankind in the one true God. Idols and false religions exists in the world today due to the efforts of these hideous beings. Paul the apostle allures to the fact that behind every idol is a demon.

1 Corinthians 10:20-21  Hardly! What I am saying is that these sacrifices which people make are made to demons and not to God. I don't want you to be partners with demons.  (21)  You cannot drink the Lord's cup and the cup of demons. You cannot participate at the table of the Lord and at the table of demons.

Truly behind every idol and false teaching there is the influence or foot print of a devil. Why is it that almost all false religions have a strong hold of corrupt, sexual desires leading the way? Demons understand and know the weaknesses of men. They understand sexual sins are ones against the flesh which can keep a person bound for years if not till death.  Demons have taken on the persona of their master. They desire to kill, steal, and destroy all that exist in human flesh. It is their purpose and goal. They could easily fulfill this task by physically cutting down each human being on the face of the planet. In fact, one day they will do just that.

Revelation 9:2-6  It opened the shaft of the bottomless pit, and smoke came out of the shaft like the smoke from a large furnace. The smoke darkened the sun and the air.  (3)  Locusts came out of the smoke onto the earth, and they were given power like the power of earthly scorpions.  (4)  They were told not to harm any grass, green plant, or tree on the earth. They could harm only the people who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads.  (5)  They were not allowed to kill them. They were only allowed to torture them for five months. Their torture was like the pain of a scorpion's sting.  (6)  At that time people will look for death and never find it. They will long to die, but death will escape them.

Right now the full onslaught of demonic attack is being held back for the purpose of God, but there is day coming where they will be released to enter into our realm to reap havoc upon mankind.

There are different types of demons , but time and purpose will not allow us to go into each one. The following verses do shed some light on this truth.

Ephesians 6:12-13  This is not a wrestling match against a human opponent. We are wrestling with rulers, authorities, the powers who govern this world of darkness, and spiritual forces that control evil in the heavenly world.  (13)  For this reason, take up all the armor that God supplies. Then you will be able to take a stand during these evil days. Once you have overcome all obstacles, you will be able to stand your ground.

Demons are now secretly attacking and corrupting the world. They use the art of deception and deceive many from the loving arms of God. It was the art of deception which took place in the garden. Demons and Satan have had thousands of years perfecting this art. Their tactics are more cunning now and easily believed if we are not careful.

There is a battle raging in the heavens. There are battles you and I will face as believers. Demons are coming against the believers the most because we serve the one true God. We pose a threat to their evil plans and pose a threat we must continue to do. If you want evil to continue to take over then sit back and do nothing.

Now I know some christian circles have wrongly taught that Jesus took everything on the cross, so we don't have to go through battles. Apparently the Apostle Paul was not aware of this teaching because he taught often about fighting against spiritual beings. The other apostles make mention of this truth in their letters to the churches as well. Yes, Jesus defeated death on cross. Yes, he defeated the power of the enemy on the cross but guess what? We still live in a corrupt world. We still live in a world where the enemy is known as the Prince and power of the air. Jesus set the journey of salvation into motion on that Cross thousands of years ago. Our journey is not over yet. What he did leave us, until it is, is the power to overcome EVERY ATTACK of the enemy. We are going to have battles ,this part is true, but we don't have to lose them. The same Holy Spirit which rose Jesus up from the grave is the same Holy Spirit residing in us. We don't have to be deceived. We don't have to lose one single battle with the enemy. We have been given the weapons to overcome each and every battle.  Demons will try to over take you, but remember someone greater is inside of you.

Now let me make something very clear. I don't believe everything we go through in life is an attack from a devil. For instance, I have heard Christians blame the devil when they get a flat tire. Apparently, the devil stuck his claws into their tires. This is just foolishness and ignorance. Not everything is a devil. This is why we need to walk in discernment. If we are listening to the Holy Spirit then we can sense what is of the enemy and what is of a natural course of life happening. For instance, there have been times where I have sense an attack from the enemy in the manner of sickness. This strange sickness would come upon me, and I could sense it was not a natural occurrence. I would rebuke it ,and it would leave immediately. Not all sicknesses are from devils some are just from natural causes. However, all sickness is a result from sin being released into the world. Through Jesus Christ, we have the power and right to take authority over all sickness and diseases. Another Blog entirely.

Once again, this blog is to bring light to the other realms we are sometime unaware of. There are battles taking place right now in the spirit. There are demons and angels fighting in the heavens. The Angels are fighting for our behalf. We can't forget this truth. Look at your life. Make sure you are not being easily deceived. If you are battling a reoccurring sin; fight against it in the spirit. Understand that we do not wrestle against flesh and blood. We fight against spiritual beings who are out to destroy us. There is good news. We can win each battle every time through the power of the Holy Spirit. Be encouraged friend! Your Redeemer is with you!

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