The Unseen Foe Behind Rising Evil

 

“The Bible reveals that the unseen world has rulers and majesties and tremendous beings with whom man can get into communication and be possessed by…”
– Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest

“…some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons…”   1 Tim. 4:1

For too long, many “agents of change” have tried to discredit the Bible and silence Christians. Politicians, educators, and media masters have joined the battle against biblical truth and morality. Throughout time, Satan has seeded doubt, depravity, despair and death.

The following is from Berit Kjos, The Unseen Foe Behind Rising Evil.

He continues to blind people to warnings such as this:

“There shall not be found among you anyone who… practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer [fortuneteller], or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. For all who do these things are an abomination to the Lord…”
Deut. 18:10-12

Satan knows well that no nation can maintain true freedom apart from God’s moral law. Quenched by propaganda for immorality, hedonism and anti-Christian solidarity, the Biblical values that made America kind, generous, honest and successful are now fading fast — even in churches.

When a nation turns from God’s ways to decadence, our Lord withdraws His blessings and protection. And when Satan has his way, disaster reigns. Remember, the evil one rules a hierarchy of like-minded demonic beings:

“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness… Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day…”
Eph 6:12-13

That “evil day” may soon bring persecution — as it did to the persecuted Christians in the Soviet Union. Twentieth Century Communism should be a warning to all of us. Western countries like America, the UK and Germany are still hosts to unthinkable secret societies and occult ceremonies. Some of those elite and empowered servants of darkness may well become tomorrow’s tyrants.

Are we ready to “stand firm” in Jesus Christ, wearing His armor as we face the battles ahead?

The Battlefield Widens

After the flood, the population again spread and multiplied. And with it grew the seeds of idolatry, war, tyranny and destruction.

“…this is the genealogy of the sons of Noah: Shem, Ham, and Japheth. And sons were born to them after the flood….The sons of Ham were Cush, Mizraim, Put, and Canaan. …Cush begot Nimrod; he began to be a mighty one on the earth. …And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel… ” Genesis 10:1-10

“And they said, ‘Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower whose top is in the heavens; let us make a name for ourselves…” Genesis 11:4

The tower they built didn’t last long. Nor did their quest for unity and admiration. Instead,

“the Lord scattered them abroad from there over the face of all the earth, and they ceased building the city. Therefore its name is called Babel, because there the Lord confused the language of all the earth…”
Genesis 11:8-9

God wasn’t pleased with man’s vision of global oneness. Do you wonder what He thinks of the United Nation’s plan to eradicate Biblical Christianity and replace it with a more useful and tolerant spirituality?  These two UNESCO [UN Education, Culture, and Science agency]  Declarations may help answer that question:

1. Declaration of Principles on Tolerance

2. UNESCO’s Declaration on the Role of Religion in the Promotion of a Culture of Peace

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Who Won?

God did!  He always wins — even when the victory looks more like defeat to us! He is the sovereign King and Creator over all, and His wisdom and long-range plans for our lives far surpass our finite understanding. Everything is under His command:

“These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”
John 16:33

With our narrow vision of His heavenly plans, we may be tempted to complain. To resist that lure, we need to trust God, to know His Word, and to remember His wonderful promises. No matter what challenges we face, He is still with us — strengthening our faith and teaching endurance in the midst of our struggles.

“Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. …  taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.  And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always….”
Eph. 6:10-18

 

Amen, brethren! Go and share within your spheres of influence. May the Lord continue to bless us and give us strength as long as we do His will. Thank you, Jesus! ~WM

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