WWWIII… has already begun
Where are all the explosions? Where are the UFOs? I always thought this war would hit the global community like a freight train but it hasn’t. It has been a gradual erosion of the family structure, human morals, values, truth, justice, sovereignty and personal rights. Usually in war it is all about physical dominance. It is about who has the best combination of strategy and firepower. However, this final war is different. This is a war on all fronts. The goal of the enemy is to not only destroy you physically, but also mentally and spiritually. But why are we the target? When people learn the truth lying beneath the veil, one of two things happen: one, people turn away from the truth and pretend that nothing is wrong. Two, turn in to a spiritual warrior and fight back. In this war there are only two sides: good and evil. The days are long gone where one could play both sides of the fence, simply reside in the middle. I have definitely been guilty of this frame of thought. However, the verse below reminds me of the truth.
No one can be a slave of two masters, since either he will hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot be slaves of God and of money.
Matthew 6:24 (HCSB)
Who is the enemy?
The enemies are Satan Dawn Lucifer and her fallen angels. The reason war has been waged against you is mainly due to hate, jealously and envy. The spark of this war started when Satan was cast out of Mount Zion (Revelation 12:7-12). God created us in his image and commanded the angels to look in our favor (Genesis 1:27 , 1 Corinthians 6:3) . The war against man escalated to another level when this beast tempted the first woman. Since then, this whore has been attacking the weaknesses of man.
Countless movies and stories haven depicted Satan as some sort of grotesque looking beast that is unbearable to look at. However, if we look at the bible, it paints a different picture.
You were the seal of perfection full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone adorned you: carnelian, chrysolite and emerald, topaz, onyx and jasper, lapis lazuli, turquoise and beryl. Your settings and mountings were made of gold; on the day you were created they were prepared.
Ezekiel 28:11-13 (HCSB)
When Satan was created, God gave her special favor. However, all the gifts she was blessed with created pride and entitlement. Which eventually lead to the war in heaven. Because of her great beauty and influence in the kingdom, 1/3 of the population of heaven joined her side in the war effort (Revelation 12:3-9 , Hebrews 12:22). In turn they were also cast out of heaven with their ruler. Satan severely underestimated God’s unlimited power and capability. Up until the time of the first war, Satan only seen God’s feminine side. That of a nurturing and loving nature. His masculine side was never needed until that point. In addition to being our mother, God is also a warrior (Exodus 15:3)! When God created the original man, he knew very well we would be tested. Like satan, God gave us free will. He wants us to make our own choices and live our life. Just like King of Kings wants to increase his family, the prince of this world wants gather as many as she can.
Throughout the eons of creation the old dragon has had time to perfect a multifaceted attack against the human race. The tactics listed below outline some of the common methods of destruction used by the other side:
This is by far her greatest tool of destruction. While women are no less susceptible, men are the primary target of this tool. We all too commonly hear of a famous actor or athlete that is involved in some sort of sex scandal. Open your bible and see many of the great leaders of the book were highly sexed and possessed many concubines.
The sky is falling! The bills are due. The worry of war. Fear is the main tactic used to attack the women of this world.
The main weapons of fear that are utilized by the other side are:
- Ill health or disease
- Loss of love
- Old age
Oh what a trickster satan is. She fooled Adam and Eve multiple times. She has fooled me and you multiple times.
Just like many words can describe our creator, many words can describe the morning star:
You are of your father the Devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning and has not stood in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he tells a lie, he speaks from his own nature, because he is a liar and the father of liars.
John 8:44 (HCSB)
For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, and by craving it, some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pains.
1 Timothy 6:10
There is absolutely nothing wrong with pursuing and obtaining material riches. One must examine the opportunity cost associated with every decision. Did you gain from some one else’s loss? Did you forfeit your soul to garner your increased fortune? Are you forced to compromise your values to gain access to favor?
Many false prophets will rise up and deceive many.
Most churches in today’s world stick to preaching God’s grace and a sermon of prosperity. Rarely do we hear the full gospel. When pastors do preach of the devil they use scare tactics to scare you straight. If you do attend church somewhere take a good listen to see if the overall message is that of self-action and accountability or rather a message of sitting back and expecting God to do it all for you.
The Bottom Line
Much like Satan continued to attack Adam and Eve after being expelled from the garden of Eden, Satan will continue to roam, looking to pounce on you during your weakest moment (1 Peter 5:8). Remember this, thoughts precede deeds. Every thought that ‘pops’ in your head is not always the result of your own creation. Sometimes thoughts come from both evil and just sources. You must be vigilant in your discernment. Evaluate your environment and remove any negative influences that reside in your life. Avoid drifting and indecision, be definite in your purpose and choices.
I once naively believed that resisting temptation a few times would defeat the devil’s attack on me and my values. However, I am here to tell you from first hand experience that the attack is a relentless one. Through my greatest personal effort I have been unable to completely eliminate sin out of my life. I once tried to sprint to glory, but this is an endurance race. I have come to the conclusion that I cannot win this war alone. I need Jesus in my life. I need the Holy Spirit to fill my temple in my weakest moments.
Do not give up this fight. Time is too short for half stepping. I desire to be a part of a community of spiritual warriors to fight this battle along side each other. Is that you?