Spirit Warfare!

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Satan is also called "the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience" (Ephesians 2:2). For Satan and his demons "work." They never grow tired. They never quit.


Behind the scenes of major world affairs—and yet absolutely permeating all world affairs and social movements—is the fact that real spirit warfare is being waged for the control of mankind's hearts and minds. Even most professing Christians do not begin to realize how real this is! Remember, Jesus said to His disciples near the end of His life, "I will no longer talk much with you, for the ruler of this world is coming, and he has nothing in Me" (John 14:30). For the ruler—or, as the King James Version puts it, "prince"—of this world was indeed coming through the person of Judas Iscariot to try to destroy Christ.

Jesus stated, "Now is the judgment of this world; now the ruler of this world will be cast out" (John 12:31). Satan is also called "the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience" (Ephesians 2:2). For Satan and his demons "work." They never grow tired. They never quit.

I pray that all of you dear readers begin to realize that Satan the Devil is out to destroy every last vestige of true Christianity, especially in the modern nations descended from ancient Israel! As our longtime readers understand, we in this Work do not feel that "mainstream Christianity" truly understands most of the Bible. That is obvious to those who really study the Bible with an open heart and mind. However, vicious Satan wants to destroy even the part of true Christian teaching and human decency that is extant in "mainstream" Christianity—or in any type of professing Christianity!

For we are on the verge of a genuine "Spirit War"—and the precursors of that war are already underway. The Apostle John was inspired to tell us about a soon-coming time—near the very end of this age—when "war broke out in heaven." He describes how Satan the Devil has had to be cast back down to earth—"that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth and his angels were cast out with him." Then the "accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down." And the peoples of this earth are warned, "Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea! For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has a short time" (Revelation 12:7–12).

Think!

Satan knows that the United States is—in one sense—the "last bastion" for people to have full freedom of religion and the ability to preach it on radio, television and through other media. He hates the nation's regard for any kind of Christianity, and he leads an entire "kingdom"—including myriads of demons—in order to achieve his destructive objectives against it!

In the book of Daniel, God describes "spirit wars" that are often waged behind the scenes—yet powerfully influencing the affairs of many nations. When Daniel was seeking God with all his heart, God sent an angel to encourage and instruct him. Satan did not like this—so he had demons attempt to distract God's messenger. Daniel describes this encounter in Daniel 10:12–14. When God's angel did arrive, he let Daniel know, "But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty-one days; and behold, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I had been left alone there with the kings of Persia" (v. 13). A little later, God's angel reveals to Daniel, "Do you know why I have come to you? And now I must return to fight with the prince of Persia; and when I have gone forth, indeed the prince of Greece will come. But I will tell you what is noted in the Scripture of Truth. No one upholds me against these, except Michael your prince" (vv. 20–21).

Yes, God's faithful angel had to "fight" with the "prince of Persia"—clearly one of the demon spirits God allowed to influence the various kingdoms of that day.

Can we doubt that various similar events are happening behind the scenes today? The peoples of this nation—and most of our Western nations—are being heavily influenced by spirit beings! Millions are being turned against the ways of God so powerfully that they are outraged—in an absolutely unprecedented manner—against even those who would stand up for traditional views of marriage, the family and other historically sanctioned institutions.

It all gets back to the divine law of Almighty God—the Ten Commandments. Men have now presumed to take upon themselves the authority to decide what is "right" and what is "wrong." The Eternal God who is very real—and is already beginning to intervene in human affairs as never before—has not given them any such right! From one end of your Bible to the other, God powerfully condemns homosexual practices. He also condemns adultery and fornication—and many other vile practices that are increasingly being approved of in our day. In the New Testament, the Apostle Paul was inspired to tell us, "Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God" (1 Corinthians 6:9–10).

Why do people try so hard to do away with the concept of a real God, a God with authority who governs the world and intervenes in human affairs? When I was growing up, one of the well-known philosophers and "intellectuals" made the following admission: "For myself, as, no doubt, for most of my contemporaries, the philosophy of meaninglessness was essentially an instrument of liberation. The liberation we desired was simultaneously liberation from a certain political and economic system and liberation from a certain system of morality. We objected to the morality because it interfered with our sexual freedom… There was one admirably simple method of confusing these people and at the same time justifying ourselves in our political and erotic revolt: We could deny that the world had any meaning whatsoever" (Aldous Huxley, Ends and Means, p. 270).

Do you see?

These so-called "intellectuals"—now increasingly in charge of our whole way of life—even our businesses and our banks—have the basic concept expressed above! They do not believe in the God of the Bible! It is just as simple as that. Such a belief and such a respect for the inspired Bible is rejected because "it interferes with our sexual freedom"—paraphrasing Huxley's comment. Of course, other vanities and lusts for money and power enter into the equation as well.

But if you personally want to escape the specific prophecies indicating that a "Great Tribulation" is coming upon our peoples if we do not repent, then you personally need to prove to yourself that there is a very "real" God and begin to obey that God. For the plan of Satan is moving swiftly forward in America and the other English-speaking nations! Just a few months ago, only one American state permitted so-called "same-sex marriage." Now, with the Maine legislature recently approving this practice, it appears that five states will begin to allow this abomination. With the media feverishly whipping up a storm of protest and even obscenity against anyone who stands up against this wave of immorality, I expect that it will not be long before most of our American states permit men to marry men and women to marry women!

If you really understand the motives and methods of these people—which are revealed in their own writings—then you will come to understand that, soon, they will also bring in "group sex" and "triad" marriage with one man or two women or two men and one woman or "group marriages" and allow so-called "man-boy love affairs" to continue, eventually approving bestiality and almost every vile practice that can be conceived by human beings under the influence of the perverted mind of Satan the Devil.

This is real.

My friends, this is where we are headed if we do not repent and get back to the laws of Almighty God as our standard of behavior. May God help you to understand, and to act, before it is too late. The darkness is falling more swiftly than many of you realize. As the Apostle Paul stated, "The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light" (Romans 13:12).

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