THE NEW FIGHT
THE NEW FIGHT
Demonic forces are clearly at work in our world today. Governments and some of the populace seem to be going “crazy”….leaders seem to have no accountability, no honor or honesty, and many people have lost their innate knowledge of right and wrong.
The Word said that in the last days right will be called wrong, and wrong will be called right. We are clearly seeing that now.
How long do the end times last? We don’t know. Jesus said that when we see these things, “the end is not yet”. (Mt. 24:6)
I believe we are in the end times, but not the end portion of it. Either way, it is a test
for Believers. Everything in our lives are a test, are they not? We need to react to everything with our hands in the Hand of Our Lord, and our eyes looking into His.
We are to trust in God, knowing that He has it all under control, and is allowing what, in His Great Wisdom, He deems necessary, remembering always that trust and faith are not passive traits. They are active.
Among other places in the Word, the 11th chapter of Hebrews shows us that Faith is a living, active virtue that involves an act of obedience to prove the faith.
It is no different today. Many are sitting by, waiting for Jesus to return. He will return, AFTER the Great Tribulation, and much will happen before that moment comes. (see the category, “Lighting the Darkness of the Pre-Trib “Rapture” Deception” for writings which prove this Truth directly from Scripture.)
What we do during that time will have great bearing on what we will hear from Him when we see Him. That time is NOW!!!
We are to be salt and light. They are active. We are to put on the full armour of God. This is not a physical fight, but some physical obedience is necessary.
Since this is a spiritual war, we must fight on the three fronts of spiritual warfare:
- Within ourselves. Before we can stand for Our Lord, we must be fully submitted to Him, and fully repentant to Him. We must be on our faces before Him, confessing, repenting, and submitting, so that we stand before Him in the purity of Our Saviour’s righteousness, drawing closer to Him, and allowing Him to teach us, increasing the virtues that can only come from Him. This is how we put on the armour spoken of in Ephesians chapter 6.
2. Spiritual warfare. We must know within ourselves that we have the power of God, (after true repentance above). We must never confront the demonic powers without being in right standing with the Lord first. It is His power, not ours, that we stand in. When the demonic forces see us, they see Jesus, if we are standing purely for Him.
But, remember, the devil knows what our standing with Jesus is, so we need to be sure of that first. Our protection is the spiritual armour of Ephesians 6, and our weapon is the Word of God. If the whole Church would do these things, we could do the will of God in these situations, and many more will be able to come to Him. The battle rages in the heavenly between angels and demons. The stance of God’s people has a great bearing on how that battle goes. OH!! If the people only knew how important that is!!!!!
- Physical obedience.. After we have put on the armour as, above, and positioned ourselves against the demonic powers, we can stand in the power of Almighty God in the physical world. Sometimes it is in silence, when the Holy Spirit is working in the other person, or in us, and sometimes it’s in speaking the Right Word at the right time, with the guidance of the Holy Spirit. We need to speak out in public ways, however He leads us, and we are not to be afraid of the persecution which inevitably will come, for He will be with us no matter what happens, and He will give us the Words and courage at the time. We can be sure of that!!!
We need to educate people on what is going on, and how it pertains to God’s people and salvation of new believers. The devil’s best defense is ignorance. Silent Christians play right into his hands. Hosea 4:6
“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge….”
So, write, fax, email, call, and let the nation’s leaders know that God’s people will not stand for their hand-holding with evil.
The United States was began as a Christian nation, and we need to stand for that, positioning ourselves on the side of God, and not be cowering in our church pews, waiting for the deception of the End to consume the church!!!