For the Lord is our judge, the Lord is our lawgiver, the Lord is our king; he will save us.
Isaiah 33:22 KJV
The Holy Spirit called out to me again and said, GO TO THE FRONT PAGE! So, I did!! And this was the second time in two days that the Scripture (above) on BibleGateway.com served as a parallel to the subject at hand. GOD IS AMAZING!
The Kingdom of GOD is about authority. I recently was asked about if something was created in the beginning and GOD did not create it, did it fall into the laws of GOD. I answered…a verse reminded me that GOD created the end to the beginning.
Isaiah 46 (KJV)
9 Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me,
10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:
GOD is amazing in that we will NEVER understand HIS Master Plan while we are on this pitiful rock. But, we do know that the journey is all about ‘us’. It means we make choices in life and even in faith that fall short of GOD’S marvelous provision. Subsequently, man’s fallen nature has negatively impacted our faith by adding religious ideals and spiritual trouble to our walk.
With that being said, it also applies to the fallen nature of the angels which followed Satan. And we all, inclusively submit to GOD’S Laws…like it or not. Jesus Christ holds back the tide of evil by His wonderful Grace, more than we realize. But, choices we make can also place things into a standard which is against GOD and HIS Son, Jesus Christ and this allows events to take place which can rock our world…and not in a good way. Unhealthy spiritual choices can determine if GOD and HIS Son, Jesus Christ plays a part in your life. Thus, when our actions reflect the world, we will begin to have exchanges with other powers that serve the world system.
1 Timothy 4 (KJV)
Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
We must understand that when we become a NEW CHILD/REBORN (a term for the transformation when you become a Believer in GOD), we must realize that we enter into a battle, and must be ready to engage.
We live is a dual existence, and so do the fallen angels/demons. I placed them inclusive of one another because if you’re not on GOD’S side, then your existence stems from darkness. GOD is Light.
GOD has Laws. Everything works according to these Laws, Laws of Authority.
Satan and other entities from the dark are spirit beings and move through the spiritual and natural realms. They have powers, depending on their status in Satan’s hierarchy. So, this tells us that not only do they have power, but it is organized…but in a chaotic state. If that makes sense…a false glory!
Revelation 16 (KJV)
14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.
They are the spirits of demons that perform signs (wonders, miracles). And they go forth to the rulers and leaders all over the world, to gather them together for war on the great day of God the Almighty.
This is how Satan works…false everything. GOD has amazing qualities and the Bible reveals this by the various Names of GOD…but Satan also is revealed by numerous names throughout the Bible…also given by the many aspects of his fallen qualities. The title Prince of the power of Air is appropriate due to his battles here on earth with mankind. He is also deemed Lucifer, which means “light-bearer” or “shining one” and this is how he transfixes, hypnotizes his prey.
It seems Satan’s serpent qualities have been influencing mankind…exponentially.
Herein lies the unseen influences which has established a spiritual veil over mankind.
I think this perfect Scripture which reveals this is:
Ezekiel 28 (KJV)
14 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.
15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.
To give you a better understanding of these two verses;
You were the anointed cherub that covers with overshadowing [wings], and I set you so. You were upon the holy mountain of God; you walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire [like the paved work of gleaming sapphire stone upon which the God of Israel walked on Mount Sinai]. You were blameless in your ways from the day you were created until iniquity and guilt were found in you.
Very informative….he ‘covered with overshadowing wings’. INDEED! And his cohorts do exactly the same.
When a demon comes to oppress…you will sometimes see them as:
1. a shadow
2. a child
3. an animal
4. or a mix of the above in one form or another.
So, the serpents natural instinct is to “cover is.” The word “cover” in Hebrew means, “to shut in, to block, to screen, or to lay over.”
This is a perfect example of the “Old Hag Syndrome”.
People of all ages have describe to me, the presence of an entity which lies on their chest! Or waking up and being unable to move, barely able to breathe with an oppressive weight on their chest.
My experience was the same and it metamorphosized into a dark being…a huge, 7 foot shadow by my bedroom door.
But we must also use this as a reference as to how the serpents come into your life and seemingly block your blessings by ‘laying over your life’.
Lucifer’s longstanding presence remains a familiar and disheartening spiritual blanket!
How many of you can ‘sense’ a presence, when an evil presence around you? I’ve had this ability since I was a small child. Have you?
The spiritual realm can counterfeit The Son of GOD!
I think the most pervasive scenario which I see today is people following false prophets.
Ehpesians 4 (KJV)
14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
So then, we may no longer be children, tossed [like ships] to and fro between chance gusts of teaching and wavering with every changing wind of doctrine, [the prey of] the cunning and cleverness of unscrupulous men, [gamblers engaged] in every shifting form of trickery in inventing errors to mislead.
Ephesians 2 (KJV)
2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.
In which at one time you walked [habitually]. You were following the course and fashion of this world [were under the sway of the tendency of this present age], following the prince of the power of the air. [You were obedient to and under the control of] the [demon] spirit that still constantly works in the sons of disobedience [the careless, the rebellious, and the unbelieving, who go against the purposes of God]. Among these we as well as you once lived and conducted ourselves in the passions of our flesh [our behavior governed by our corrupt and sensual nature], obeying the impulses of the flesh and the thoughts of the mind [our cravings dictated by our senses and our dark imaginings]. We were then by nature children of [God’s] wrath and heirs of [His] indignation, like the rest of mankind.
So, we understand that our actions can and will lead us into dangerous places.
Demons can imitate, duplicate, and counterfeit:
1. Ministry – 1 John 4:1; Matthew 7:22
2. Hinder human functions – Luke 11:14; Matthew 12:28; 17:18
Demons can cause injury, torment:
1. Luke 4:35
2. Matthew 15:22
Demons can invite other demons:
1. Matthew 12:44-46; Luke 4:41; 8:2
Many people will argue this point…
Believers can participate with demons:
1. 1 Corinthians 10:20
Demons come as false idols:
1. Revelation 9:20
Now that I’ve given you some information on the Great Battle, here’s the means to fight!