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Hoofbeats of the Apocalypse are Growing Louder

We would need to be spiritually dead not to hear the hoofbeats of the apocalypse. It’s growing louder every minute of every day in the hearts and minds of all God’s precious children. It’s not fear mongering. It’s not a product of vain imaginations. It’s not just an opinion. It’s not even necessarily prophetic. It is reality. It’s happening now. Every believer should already sense the tremendous moral decline in our society, that’s almost beyond belief. It’s almost like waking up to a bad dream. We have seen the wrath of God being poured out on all ungodliness in this country and around the world for some time now. Although most will not see or recognize this wrath, it should not be so, for God’s elect children. We have been given eyes to see. The Bible clearly indicates what God’s wrath is, and how to recognize it. Three times in the Bible, specifically in the letter to the Romans, it says, God gave them up by allowing them to sink deeper into their sins and its inevitable consequences (See Romans 1:18-32). Yes, my dear friends, sin does have its consequences. Listen and you can hear the approaching hoofbeats of the Apocalypse.

I believe that’s exactly what we are seeing today, in this country and around the world. When this country turned its back on God by approving homosexuality, the transgender, and every other sexual sin openly and unashamedly then they have received the due consequences for their sins. When this country turned its back on God by approving of abortions, the killing of millions of innocent children, and the cruel treatment of the less fortunate, then they have surely received the due consequences for their sins. When this country turned its back on God by removing His teachings and prayers from the public schoolhouse, then they have received the due consequences for their sins. When the whole world has turned its back on God by destroying His beautiful planet, then they have received the due consequences for their sins. So what are these consequences? The increased death and destruction upon the planet and in our communities have already shocked our sensibilities. We as a nation and the world at large are being overwhelmed by gangs, perverts, the insane, godless religions dragging humanity down to the gutters of immorality, mass murders in our schools upon our defenseless children, homelessness in our streets, and rampant drug addiction. Clearly, this is the consequences of our sins.

I hate to even imagine how much worse it will get but imagine we must. The streets will be filled with horror with evil lurking around every corner. And for those of us who were born and raised in quieter times, we have seen the tremendous decline and its effects upon humanity. Back in the ’50s when prayer and Bible study was allowed in the public schools with the Ten Commandments hanging proudly on the wall, we never heard of mass murder in our schools. Now the numbers are staggering. It is reported that there have been 2,057 school shootings since the Sandy Hook school shooting on December 14, 2012. Can anyone question the pain and suffering this has caused not only for the children but the tragic loss that the parents and grandparents must endure. Before there was a sense of safety and confidence that our children were not being taught things contrary to our beliefs. Now our children are taken away and led into every manner of perversion through approved public-school indoctrination. We had never even thought of allowing a five-year-old to choose their own gender, now it’s being widely accepted. This alone, not counting all the other perversions, will have a profound effect upon the family unit and the society as a whole. We need to count the cost. We are reaping the consequences of our sins.

There are also dire consequences for destroying our beautiful planet. No, we are not going to blame Global Warming, but we will point to our sins and their consequences. Our cities are now being flooded beyond anything we have seen in history. Rising temperatures are raising the sea level, affecting our weather patterns, destroying crops, and causing the extinction of many different species that have a profound effect upon the ecosystem. Smog alone has been responsible for 5.5 million deaths per year. When we start adding up the number of deaths, disease, and poverty caused by violent hurricanes, tornadoes, forest fires, and earthquakes we can plainly see the consequences of our sins. We can’t blame God or anything else. The blame squarely sits upon our shoulders for the greed, avarice, selfishness, pride, and any other number of sins that would cause us to destroy our very home. Yes, we will sink ever deeper into the consequences of our sins. Again, it will be difficult to imagine even by reading all the bowls of God’s wrath in the book of Revelation. Let’s be clear the wrath of God is allowing us to slip deeper and deeper in the consequences of our sins. Dear friends, there is nothing we can do to stop it. Nothing short of total and complete repentance.

A stronger economy will not stop the decline. A more robust military will not stop it. The most magnificent wall on our Southern border will not stop it. Climate control will not stop it. All the best political decisions from Congress will not stop it. Even our beloved president cannot stop it. Only one thing will stop it, total and complete repentance before a Holy and Righteous God. So, what about the believer? What can, or should, the Christians do. We can keep preaching and teaching that people will wake up and repent. We can continue to pray. Yet, there is one more thing we are all called to do. This one last thing is not an option for it is a clear command in Scripture. The Bible says, “And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities” (Revelation 18:4-5). The good news is if every Christian living in the world today, took this command seriously, we may not stop the descent, but we could slow it down substantially, if not for ourselves, then for our children and grandchildren.

So how do we come out of the world? Well, we don’t withdraw to some mountain top with other like-minded believers. On the other hand, we do withdraw ourselves, our children, and our entire household from what the world is teaching, participating in, and selling. So, how does the world teach and counsel us? They do it daily through all the Social Media platforms, YouTube, Television, movies, games, public schools, organizations, surfing the internet, and counseling centers. Come out from among them and be separate. When you do there will be a tremendous void that may cause you some slight anxiety or depression. This is where we really need other like-minded believers in Christ for mutual encouragement and love. You will need to really read and study all of God’s Word asking Him how to apply all of His teachings to your life. You will begin to enjoy the times of quiet meditation and praying in the Spirit experiencing an indescribable inner joy and peace. As you put off the old life that was being shaped by the world and start putting on the new life shaped by the indwelling Spirit, you will not miss the world or the things in it. Fellowship among His true believers will take on a whole new meaning. Let me conclude by saying it again, this is a command of Scripture because God loves you. He does not want you to experience the plagues falling upon the world as they sink deeper and deeper into the consequences of their sins. Come out from among them and be separate!

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The Coming War to Enthrone Antichrist

The new Babylon, the most powerful nation in the world, will be governed by the Antichrist who will fulfill all the dreams and aspirations of the Nation of Israel by proclaiming himself as their true deliverer. Proclaiming loudly to the world powers that anyone who comes against the nation of Israel will be dealt with swiftly and with the full extent of his military might. Most of the Jewish people have become inclusive and want peace at almost any cost. At any cost other than the full governing rights and global recognition of all Jerusalem as their capital. At any cost other than access to the Temple Mount, in some small measure, for the construction of the third Jewish Temple. The Antichrist will proclaim peace to the nation of Israel and to all the Jews living throughout the world who has suffered greatly during the time of the Gentiles, which is quickly coming to an end with the recognition of the Nation of Israel in 1948, (See Luke 21:24). He will declare an end to antisemitism from all the nations in the world. He will proclaim peace to a people who have suffered greatly under the oppression as second-class citizens and the occasional slaughter by the Muslims since the conception of their religion. Peace will be a welcome relief from the rocket attacks by the Palestinians in Gaza and the day to day terrorism from the West Bank. The Jewish people will rejoice in the streets of the whole world as a testimony to their new freedoms and promises made, and kept, by the coming Antichrist.

For the faithful remnant, these will be perilous times indeed for they will have no fear of exposing the evil powers of darkness masquerading as light to garner the worship of God’s people throughout the entire world, both Jew and gentile. Yes, even the lukewarm Christian who has experienced some measure of reformation but not transformation in Christ will follow the Antichrist, saying who can stand against the Beast who has delivered us from the clutches of radical Islam and the radical beliefs of the Christian remnant (See Revelation 13:4). Lukewarm Christianity will also dance in the streets with the homosexual, the transgender, the abortionist, and the pervert to celebrate the inclusiveness of all religions and the acceptance of every lifestyle. If that’s not enough, they will even send gifts to one another in celebration of their new freedoms (Revelation 11:10). Everyone will proclaim peace, peace throughout the world and hate those who wait for Jesus Christ, the real Messiah, returning from heaven. Although the faithful remnant will love and pray for the earthly Jerusalem, they will also remember it’s prophetic reference as the city called Sodom and Egypt, where the Lord was crucified, and the city that will kill those faithful witnesses who speak against the coming Antichrist. (See Revelation 11:8). The Christian faithful remnant will look beyond the earthly Jerusalem to the heavenly Jerusalem, to a Kingdom that cannot be shaken (See Hebrews 12:18-29). The faithful remnant will be hated by the entire world, even the Jew because they proclaim the exclusiveness of Christianity and the power of Jesus Christ to transform lives.

Well, dear children if we are still here and have not yet been lifted up in the rapture, then we must not lose hope. Christ will return for His true Church at the end of the age, just as He had promised. He is not slow in keeping His promise. The Bible says, “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance” (II Peter 3:9). Just think about the great number of true believers to be transformed in Christ from the beginning of His ministry until now. Think of the great joy in heaven that Christ was patient and allowed so many of your brothers and sisters time to repent and follow Him. Friends, Christ loves you; He has set His seal upon you (See Ephesians 1:13-14). Not only is this a mark of ownership, but it is also His seal of protection and promise. So, no matter how bad it gets, He is here with us going through the same suffering and not allowing you to fall under the snare of the devil. So, if we are still here during this time then we have been called for a special job, which we will talk more about in a moment. For now, let me impress upon you that God will give us the strength and great power to fulfill our calling. Although our numbers will be few, we will have something that the rest of the world doesn’t have. We have the Spirit of the living God living in us, to guide, to protect, and to fulfill our destiny with great power.

So, what is this special job that we as the faithful remnant have been called to do? We like every true believer in Christ have been called to preach and teach the truth. We are called to teach the whole gospel truth, not the watered-down version that’s become so popular in today’s world. This truth goes well beyond just walking the aisle and saying a little prayer. It goes well beyond even learning and trying to practice all of His beautiful commands. It goes beyond learning what your Spiritual gifts are and attempting to use them with your own power. It even goes well beyond studying the whole Bible and memorizing many favorite verses. The heart and soul of the Gospel is that Christ wants to make us into a brand-new creation, which is only possible if we truly die to self and surrender our lives completely to the indwelling Spirit, whose job is to grow us from one degree of glory to another – to transform us (See II Corinthians 3:18). Without transformation, we simply cannot claim to be a Christian. Once we begin the transformation process then we will learn all of His beautiful commands that will not be burdensome. We will learn and use our Spiritual gifts not from our power but from the power of God flowing through us. We will study the whole Bible, not for intellectual purposes but for the Spirit of the living God to write them on our hearts and apply them to our lives. As a Christian being transformed, we will understand and believe in the sufficiency of Scripture and the exclusiveness of Christianity. We will also be among the first to recognize the Antichrist by removing his disguise and proclaiming it loudly to an unbelieving world.

In conclusion, we will prepare by continuing the transformation process by trusting in Christ alone. We will shun the counseling office and their mind-altering drugs. We will withdraw from those who claim to have a new truth that’s not in the Bible. We will close our ears to those who bring forth a prophecy that’s not grounded in Biblical truth. We will come out from among them who want to accept the immorality in our world. We will shun those who say that Islam and Christianity serve the same God. Although we love the Jew and will pray for him, if he rejects Jesus Christ, the true Messiah, then we must treat him as an unbeliever. We will continue to love and pray for all people from every race, nationality, and religious upbringing that they will come to a point in their life where they will accept the Gospel truth and seek God’s forgiveness. Finally, dear children pray for great discernment in these last days, stay alert, and keep preaching the truth. “So thou, O son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and warn them for me” (Ezekiel 33:7). Oh Israel, reject the coming Antichrist and come to Jesus Christ, your true Messiah. May God be praised!

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On Which Truths Are You Willing to Die?

As we approach the end, we need to know, which truths we are willing to be persecuted for, even to death if necessary. We cannot wait until it happens before we decide. Let’s be clear, your persecutors will typically give you an opportunity to recant of your strongly held beliefs and accept their false religion or heretical beliefs. If you refuse to recant then you will be hated, shunned, or persecuted. We must prepare now by being fully committed to what we believe in, knowing that it is the irrevocable truth from God’s Word. Moreover, our firmly held beliefs should have a direct correlation with our salvation and its process from beginning to end. If we don’t have a firm grip on what we believe, then it will be easy for Satan and his demonic host to lead us into error and eternal damnation. This will not be an exhaustive study of everything in which we as Christians should believe but will only examine the pillars of our belief system that must not be recanted of, even if we must face a cruel and untimely death. You will soon discover the three topics that will be discussed are already under attack by the unbelieving world.

The first topic is our belief in the infallibility of the Bible. Unlike mankind who is fallible and prone to making very many mistakes, we believe that the Word of God, the Bible, is infallible. We also believe in the inerrancy of the Scripture where there is no error in the original text received and written down under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit (See II Peter 1:20-21). The Apostle Paul writing to his young apprentice says, “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works” (II Timothy 3:16-17). We simply do not need to change the Bible that was written down for all of life and for every age. It doesn’t need to change because it is written in a simple straight forward language, perfectly correct in all its parts, and without any error. The error only comes when we as fallible human beings think we have the ability and the authority to re-interpret or change God’s inerrant Word in the Bible. No one, including the Pope or prophet, has the authority to change the infallible Word of God, which is often done by self-righteous men to introduce strange doctrines or heretical teachings into the Church that will inevitably lead men astray. This is also accomplished by freely taking Scripture out of its historical context and twisting other Scripture verses to develop a new doctrine, thus changing the clear interpretation of God’s Word. The infallible Bible is the bedrock of our faith and contains all the essential information for our salvation and transformation in Christ. To change or reinterpret the Bible destroys our entire belief system. Yes, I would be willing to die for my belief in the infallibility of the Bible.

Our second topic is the exclusiveness of Christianity. Mankind has believed in some form of religion since the beginning of creation to help them to understand their world and how to live in it without a paralyzing fear of the unknown. As the global community has grown smaller a single shared path to a universal god, instead of multiple paths, is becoming more readily acceptable to the masses. After years of religious wars and mass migrations, many have now started relaxing their own national (or traditional) beliefs and join with the global community of a shared religion, or a quasi-secular religion established by the State. Worldwide Social Media has greatly helped this process with the sharing of information across religious lines. A single path to God based on One personage or set of beliefs is becoming less acceptable and out of step with the modern world. Yet, the Bible says, “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” (John 14:6). Most people these days will not accept the fact that there is only one way and that there is only one truth. Their ears will be itching to hear about the other religions and how the so-called good points can be integrated into their religion. This cafeteria style of religion is leading to a universal religion for the masses. The Bible says, “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved” (Acts 4:12). Jesus Christ gave us the only path to salvation that leads to a new and bountiful life in Him, which we will talk about in the next topic. Moreover, what makes Christianity exclusive? Christ is the divine Son of God who died on the Cross, rose from the grave, and is now seated at the right hand of God in Heaven. Yes, I would be willing to die for my belief in the exclusiveness of Christianity.

The third topic is the sufficiency of Scripture. This topic is the closest to my heart in that I have personally witnessed so many who have not experienced the bountiful life in Christ. They were stuck in the old life going through the same pains and experiencing the same defeats because they could not accept the Lord’s promise of a new life in Christ where old things truly pass away (see II Corinthians 5:17). They believed the lies of the world, propagated by the devil. Instead of turning to the truth in God’s infallible Word, they turned to the professionals of this age and the pharmaceutical companies to find help for their miserably sad lives. I believe this has played a major role in the great falling away. So, how sufficient is the Bible? The Bible clearly says, “According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: (II Peter 1:3). So, if Christ has given us a brand new life, promising us that old things have passed away, then He gives us all the instructions in His Word on how to perfect this life through transformation in-Christ, so that we can be partakers of the divine nature (See II Peter 1:4), then who are we to question God? Who are we to question His great and precious promises? God wants to make us into a beautiful new creation. He wants to grow us spiritually from one degree of glory to another (See II Corinthians 3:18). As we study the Bible, we will learn how to overcome anxiety, loneliness, grief, guilt, fear, and depression along with many other emotional and psychological problems. It will show us the path through faith to the bountiful life in Christ. Yes, I would be willing to die for my belief in the sufficiency of Scripture.

In conclusion, there are many other beliefs that we hold, such as the actual dates of holy days, to the exact timing of Christ’s Second Coming, which are all very important, but I would question seriously the need to withstand persecution to death in order to defend your take on them. For example, I believe wholeheartedly that the Church must go through the Great Tribulation before they see Christ gloriously coming back in the clouds, but I would not allow myself to be persecuted to death on that particular belief. There are some teachings in the Bible that will always be up for debate and should not separate the brethren or cast us before the stake of persecution. At some points, we simply must agree to disagree, if we cannot convince the other believer through a sound argument from God’s infallible Word in love. What’s most important about this study is standing firm on the truth of our salvation in Christ, it’s miracle of the transformation, and growing up to experience the bountiful life in Christ. Although you will soon realize that the last two topics: the exclusiveness of Christianity and the sufficiency of Scripture will get the most blow-back from the fallen world, we must stand firm in what we believe. We must prepare now for the coming persecution. This article was written to help you do just that. Let me leave you with two very important questions. What would you be willing to die for? And more importantly, what are you willing to live for?

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The Truth is Falling on Deaf Ears

Clearly, the Spirit is speaking, even in the last days, but very few take the time to hear His voice. This can be primarily explained in one statement, “we are staying too busy and allowing interruptions during our quiet time.” Satan and the world are working overtime to keep you so busy, and if perchance you try to listen to the Spirit, you are interrupted. The Spirit is speaking the truth in the last days but it’s falling on deaf ears. The Bible says, “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches” (Revelation 3:22). We, as true believers in-Christ are the Church, contrary to what label is placed upon the building often referred to incorrectly as the church. God has something to specifically say to you and perhaps to the rest of His beloved children, who typically meet in your same geographical area, either in your State or Country. We don’t serve a mute God. God spoke the creation into existence and is busy now speaking to you, His new creations in Christ. So, as God’s true Church, how can we have ears to hear what the Spirit is saying. Let’s learn together how to listen.

Before we talk about the many interruptions in your life, that keep you from hearing the Spirit speaking the truth, let’s look at just how busy Satan and the world are keeping you. Essentially, Satan and his demonic host are keeping you deaf. That has been his goal from the beginning. However, in these last days, he has many more tools to keep us busy from morning until night. They say that technology was invented to give humanity a helping hand, to save us time. Although technology may have saved us time, it has also taken back much more time, with the other hand, making us busier and more stressed than at any other time in the history of humanity. We have become slaves to our own technology, which I am sure has been the devil’s plan from the beginning. You might already be asking, “How so?” If we could limit our technology to our eight-hour workday, making the worker more productive, then nothing would be lost, but no, its followed us home. We can now spend hours every day on the cellphone, the computer checking our email or playing games, on social media posting and commenting, driving our smart car, or sitting in front of the big screen being entertained, along with many other things to consume our precious time. We are way too busy to take the needed time necessary to hear the voice of God through the Spirit.

Even if we stopped or cut way back on the time we spend with our devices, there still would be the interruptions. Satan has been doing that since the beginning too. He can either use others to interrupt you, or he’s very good at interrupting you by pulling up thoughts out of your memory allowing you to be consumed for hours or even tormented with the memory. This can be easily done through allowing you to see images or hear sounds, once processed by the brain, to bring back memories to dwell upon. People are saying that they are having a difficult time staying focused. There is no wonder with Satan leading us around by the nose with his interruptions or keeping us busy with technology, that’s supposed to give us more time. Ask yourself a question how much time are you spending chasing the latest so-called prophecies, the latest YouTube video, the latest news article, the latest post on social media, the latest gossip from family or friends, the latest movie, or the latest song to be played on the radio. We are too busy and interrupted by our own thoughts and vain imaginations. We must follow God’s Word by taking back control of our minds and how we spend our time. The Bible says, “Redeem the time, because the days are evil” (Ephesians 5:16). If we do redeem the time. then we will be one step closer to hearing what the Spirit is saying to the churches.

Once we have cleared our schedule not allowing any interruptions including our own thoughts then we are ready to listen. Let me start by insisting that God wants to speak. That’s what He does. So, we need ears to hear. The first step is to be patient, which I am afraid to say, is lacking among most of God’s children. We simply cannot tell God, “I have an hour free today, so I will believe that you can speak to me then.” Then I will tell you don’t waste your time it doesn’t work that way. No, I will clear my schedule and seek to spend time with my God, no matter how long it takes. One hour, two hours, three hours or all day. Remember, God knows the sincerity of your heart. I have done that for many years and can tell you most often it takes one to three hours or longer for God to speak showing me how to pray or giving me an idea for my next blog article or News Brief. On the other hand, He has at times spoken immediately, to my great astonishment and joy. Praise God! The bottom line is most have deaf ears and cannot hear what the Spirit says to the churches, because they are too busy and they keep allowing interruptions to keep them from staying focused on the task at hand, listening to what the Spirit says to the churches.

Once the Spirit speaks the next step is to completely let go. Don’t insert your words of wisdom. Don’t attempt to get ahead of the Spirit by thinking surely this sounds better because I have always been taught this or that. Dear friends, when the Spirit speaks, we need to listen. In time, you will learn to have self-control allowing God to speak through the Spirit. I am always amazed how easily He brings different passages of Scripture immediately to our mind, like a flash of lightning. You will notice that there is no precognition. It is God’s Word and He speaks it to us, when He wants, not when we think we are ready. I cannot overemphasize how important it is to die to self and allow God to speak whenever and however He wants. We need to remember; the timing is always His and not ours. I cannot tell you the number of times that I have been awakened in the middle of the night, or very early in the morning, or staying up past my scheduled bedtime when He is ready to speak. The point is when the Spirit speaks, we need to be ready to listen, your entire schedule must be put on hold as we take all the time He wants, to hear everything He wants to say. If more of His children would start listening and stop talking there would be a lot less confusion in the world and particularly among God’s beloved children.

Finally, when God speaks through the Spirit, it is always the truth without any mixture of error. Let’s be very clear about that. I have never known Him to contradict the Holy Scriptures or to give us additional truth that’s not there in the first place. We can study the Bible our entire life and still not fathom all the truth that it contains. It is not a dead word, but the living Word of God for every season and for the time in which we are currently living. His truth in the Bible has all the answers for man’s problems. Every emotional and psychological problem can be answered by the Word of God. Every political dilemma can be answered by the Word of God. As we approach the end, we cannot allow our desires to run in one direction just because we agree with so much of what’s being said, to blind us to the path that we are on and the greater problem that could lie ahead if we wink at the sins or turn a blind eye. The church, God’s precious children, are living in a very precarious time where if we are not careful then we could be caught up in the great falling away. The truth of God’s Word has not changed just because we are living in a modern age with fancy technology. If the Bible says, that God has given us everything we need for life and godliness, which it does, then that truth is just as relevant in the 21st Century as it was in the first. “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches” (Revelation 3:22).

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The Battle for the Mind Waged by the Enemy

The mind is the most amazing thing. It’s faster than any supercomputer where it sees the whole picture and processes multiple things at the same time. The brain is more resilient than graphene the strongest alloy known to man and also known for its adaptability. It can record everything it hears and sees with an amazing storage capacity. Unfortunately, without immediate intervention, it will store both the good and the bad. The human mind has the ability for total recall under certain conditions or circumstances. The indwelling Spirit has the incredible ability to recall things from years ago in perfect clarity. The brain can move an individual to demonstrate every known emotion and be willing to die for one’s belief. It can dream at night while in a deep sleep and it can also daydream endlessly or spend hours in prayer and meditation. As marvelous as the brain is, it falters easily under the malicious attacks of the enemy or the god of this world. He can easily insert a thought, a teaching, an intention, or his evil opinion through either one of our four senses with a veiled attempt to destroy God’s beautiful creation. So, how does the Christian protect himself from such an evil predator that’s currently destroying humanity as we know it?

As we approach this important subject that most Christians refer to as a demonic attack or Spiritual warfare, we will seek God’s guidance from the Holy Scriptures as well as the indwelling Spirit and actual experience from our bountiful life in Christ. On the other hand, we will not follow for what passes as Spiritual warfare among many who practice the art as a show to garner a financial following. We will start by making a clear proclamation that most of our Spiritual warfare is a very personal matter between you and Satan and his demonic host working through ordinary folk, society, and the established order. In certain cases, people can be demon possessed, which is beyond the scope of this article. Not to over simplify it, but everything in the world that we see, that we touch, or what we hear can either help us as God’s beautiful gift or it can destroy us. Words, images, and thoughts can destroy, and Satan knows it. Actually, he has known it since the Garden of Eden, when he essentially called God a liar. The Bible says, “And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil” (Genesis 3:4-5). What Satan failed to mention, is they did die spiritually on that very day unable to continue their close relationship with the Creator. And Satan has been lying to humanity ever since, filling their minds with half-truths, along with images and words that destroy.

So, how does Satan accomplish this task of filling our minds with half-truths, along with images that destroy? He can either come as an angel of light, probably as the ancient serpent did in the Garden of Eden, or as a roaring lion. In the Garden, he no doubt was a beautiful looking creature that garnered the trust of Eve by confirming first what God had told her, but then came the half-truth that they would not die. It was a half-truth in that they did not die physically on that very day, but they did die spiritually, which was withheld from Eve. Furthermore, he enticed her by telling her that she could have a lot more, she could have the power to know both good and evil, not to mention the enticing fruit. Dear friends, we live in a world of enticements that feed our vanity promising us great power to have whatever we want, if it be pleasure or riches. Let’s be clear, Satan and his demonic host can use anyone or anything to lead God’s children down the path of immorality. Therein is your spiritual warfare. We must learn to say no. We must turn away from every enticement by covering our eyes, deleting the post, refusing to watch that Hollywood movie, or follow that group of friends going down the wrong path. Dear friends, we know that the world is evil we don’t need to see the graphic images or read the horrific words of slanderous accusations or gross immorality in our classroom, the news media or on social media. Remember what goes into the brain, good or bad, stays there and it takes a lot of work to get it out. That’s where the real battle is waged.

Satan and his demonic host can also come as a roaring lion. He can raise up anyone in society including spiritual or political leaders giving us great signs of achievement to garner our trust. The Bible says that the lying deception is so prevalent in the last days that God sends a deluding influence so that they will believe the lie because they rejected the truth. Keep in mind that for the past sixty years that those in the liberal establishment has had control of our schools of higher learning, public education, Hollywood, and the news media. They have not only indoctrinated an entire generation, but they have put it into their minds, convincing them that it’s the truth. And if anyone stands against this so-called truth it will be like coming up against a roaring lion ready to rip them apart and devour them. So, how do we stand against this lie propagated by the enemy? How can we ever hope to get this lie out of our minds that saves everything, both good and bad? Therein is your Spiritual warfare. There is a war being waged against the minds of humanity. So, what can be done? We must save the next generation. We must come out from among them and teach our own children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. You can hear the heart of God breaking in these words from the Bible, “And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie: that they might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness” (II Thessalonians 2:11-12).

Dear friends, we must take the pro-active approach in our dealings with Satan and his demonic host. If we do, it will reduce much of what Satan can throw at you. Guard our minds by guarding what we see and what we listen too. This goes to the heart of the matter where most people get into deep trouble. If we could truly guard what we put into our minds there would be no such thing as an emotional or psychological problem. Basically, we have three choices. We can stop it before it reaches our mind by turning away, or we can cast it out immediately once it’s there, or we can fight against it with the truth from God’s Word. In the last two choices, I am sorry to say, that the Christian community falls woefully short. So, I recommend that we all practice the first choice. Guard what you allow in your mind, what you see, what you read, what you listen to, and what you dwell upon. Believe me, at each step of the way, it will become more difficult. The second choice is to cast out the unwanted thought immediately. This is where intense personal Spiritual warfare begins and ends for many. Erasing the hard storage in our brains is not the simplest thing to do. It is much more difficult than just pressing the delete key on your keyboard. The secret to success is doing it immediately, less than a millisecond. Doing it again and again if necessary. Some thoughts that have been dwelt upon over a period of years may need to be cast out again and again as they come back to haunt you. Cast out the thought immediately, don’t let it take you captive. There is a war being waged in the mind of God’s children.

The third choice is the most difficult and may need some counseling from another student of the Bible. The person who needs counseling is the person who has believed the lies of our society and the half-truths from other religious sources, all propagated by the enemy. These thoughts, that have entered their minds, have taken up permanent residence. It’s the most difficult one to deal with but not impossible if you are fortunate enough to find a good Bible counselor. The Bible says, “I am persuaded of you, my brethren, that ye also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish [counsel] one another’ (Romans 15:14). This is where the biblical counselor tries to undo the damage caused by Satan and his demonic host. Like I said in the beginning, the mind is a great thing, but it can remember everything, both good and bad, especially if the thoughts are held onto as a belief system allowing it to consume your time and eventually direct your actions. This is where Satan wages his war against the children of God. It will not be relieved by secular counseling. It will not be relieved with drugs. The only thing that will help, is receiving God’s truth, and expelling the half-truths of the old devil. Typically the biblical counselor will want to identify the lies and half-truths that are accepted and believed, that are contrary to the sound doctrines in God’s Holy Word. Therein is the true Spiritual warfare. We must confront Satan’s lies with God’s truth and that’s exactly what Christ did during His desert temptations. Every time Satan quoted a Scripture out of context, Christ countered it with the truth from God’s Holy Word. We must do the same thing if we ever hope to be free from the yoke of bondage. The Spiritual battle rages in the mind. That is your true Spiritual warfare.

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