The word of encouragement: the Purposes of God are not going to be thwarted by the enemy of our souls.
The word of warning: the devil is wounded and is fighting the advance of truth with all his fury. There will be casualties.
Right now in the world and in the USA there is blazing a great civil war in the spirit. It is not yet a hot civil war, but there are those on both sides of this conflict devoted to victory. The ammunition in this war is easy to see:
- Half Truth
The enemy of our souls has chosen this time to attack because he has been wounded. Like a wounded foe, he is rising up using even believers for his purposes. They think they are on the side of righteousness but they are deceived.
This is a parallel to Psalm 92. Many Bible students think that it was when King Cyrus of Persia beat King Belshazzar of Babylon that this Psalm was written as a Praise to God. Cyrus then sent the Jews home to their own country. For 70 years, the Babylonians had made them live in Babylon. Now they were free!
Here is what we see in that Psalm:
We are seeing the faces of evil revealed in this day. We are seeing naked assault on the cause of Christ.How great are your works, O Lord! Your thoughts are very deep!The stupid man cannot know;the fool cannot understand this: that though the wicked sprout like grass and all evildoers flourish,they are doomed to destruction forever; but you, O Lord, are on high forever. For behold, your enemies, O Lord, for behold, your enemies shall perish; all evildoers shall be scattered. But you have exalted my horn like that of the wild ox; you have poured over me fresh oil. My eyes have seen the downfall of my enemies; my ears have heard the doom of my evil assailants.
In the last week we had a so called "Women's March" on a global scale. At first I thought it was simply an outburst against the election of a new President. But as I watched I heard the Lord say, "this is the writhing of that old serpent under your feet". Seeing people dressed in the most disgusting ways, hearing "Speeches" with the most vile talk, seeing people with posters screaming for the blood of innocents in abortion. Destruction, destroying and celebrating death. It was full manifestation of the devil's agenda on a world wide scale.
No matter your support or lack of it for the new President of the USA, if you call yourself a Christian at any level whatsoever you were sickened by what you saw. If you were not, you must check your heart. If you silently cheered for the protesters, you are in peril of your soul.
Now there are new protests, anarchy and violence in the street again this weekend. Different cause, same spirit. These are people who in a second would obliterate the Christian faith from the earth if they had the power. The Lord spoke and said, "These are not of my spirit they are of another and even if they believe they are speaking for me they are regurgitating the guttural language of the devil".
This is NOT about the New President. This is about a demonically orchestrated movement driven by the devil himself and his demons. He is artfully using the news media to spread rumors and inflame. It has ever been so when truth threatens to upset the demonic apple cart.
When Paul and Silas Came to Thessalonica a mob rose up and tried to arrest them: Acts 17
5The Jews were jealous, and taking some wicked men of the rabble, they formed a mob, set the city in an uproar, and attacked the house of Jason, seeking to bring them out to the crowd. 6 And when they could not find them, they dragged Jason and some of the brothers before the city authorities, shouting, “These men who have turned the world upside down have come here also, 7 and Jason has received them, and they are all acting against the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king.
The riot was about government.
This happened to Paul in Ephesus as well: Acts 19:23-41
Darkness is their Friend, any light at all torments them. They cannot and will not hear truth. These rioter protesters are hiding in the darkness of a cause they do not understand. They are stupid men according to the scripture. The demonic news media is as culpable.
At one time there was a middle of the road. Not as holy and righteous as many would have liked, but not as evil as it could be. The enemy of our souls took the cultural and spiritual wheel and has driven us all into the ditch. To get back on the road seems to them as if we are heading for the other ditch.. They do not recognize that to get back on the royal road will mean leaving the depths of the ditch they now occupy and wish to drag us into. This is only hellfire and perdition there.
1 Peter Chapter 2:11-17 Offers some advice from the Apostle that is important to consider in this time for Christians:
I urge you as aliens and strangers [in this world] to abstain from the sensual urges [those dishonorable desires] that wage war against the soul. Conduct yourself honorably, with graciousness and integrity, so that for whatever reason they may slander you as evildoers, yet by observing your good deeds they may [instead come to] glorify God in the day of visitation [when He looks upon them with mercy]. 13 Submit yourselves to [the authority of] every human institution for the sake of the Lord [to honor His name], whether it is to a king as one in a position of power, 14 or to governors as sent by him to bring punishment to those who do wrong, and to praise and encourage those who do right. 15 For it is the will of God that by doing right you may silence (muzzle, gag) the [culpable] ignorance and irresponsible criticisms of foolish people. 16 Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover or pretext for evil, but [use it and live] as bond-servants of God. 17 Show respect for all people [treat them honorably], love the brotherhood [of believers], fear God, honor the king.
Unfortunately for many so called believers this has been torn out of their Bibles apparently. They do not comport themselves according to scripture.
They instead stand guilty of being among the So Called Christians Claiming to Know God:
Everything is pure to those whose hearts are pure. But nothing is pure to those who are corrupt and unbelieving, because their minds and consciences are corrupted. Such people claim they know God, but they deny him by the way they live. They are detestable and disobedient, worthless for doing anything good.
God is not going to allow this to go on. The mask is off. They are in the position of agreeing with the degradation of Romans 1 and are unashamed. Many of the actions and degradation written about in Romans 1 is now celebrated even in the church. Many supported people who would have lead us further down the Romans 1 road to degradation.
They have ignored the admonition of Titus 3:1-3
Remind the believers to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient and ready for every good work, to malign no one, and to be peaceable and gentle, showing full consideration to everyone. For at one time we too were foolish, disobedient, misled, enslaved to all sorts of desires and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.
God's word does not support anarchy as is being foisted by the devil in the streets. Now is the time for Dominion over the enemy. Now is the time to understand the schemes of the enemy. He has deceived many. If you have been deceived, repent. If you do not your lamp-stand will be removed. I speak this to those who claim spiritual leadership.
You do not have to love, vote for, give undue honor or esteem for the President now in office. Just as many did not with the former two administrations. Many simply grinned and bore it. But the vision of manifested evil on the streets of America should not be, it is ungodly and must be denounced as what it is.
You cannot walk with one foot in the devils lair and try to walk with the other in the kingdom. You will slip and fall into the ditch of perdition. Choose now, choose life.