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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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Finding Our Way in a World of Confusion

In the beginning, Christianity was called the Way because it showed those living in darkness how to find their way to the light. Unfortunately, we once again have lost our way as the whole world stumbles around in darkness with little power and no direction. Once again, we have become like little children seeking to learn the first principles of our faith. Instead of following the Way, new converts are congratulated for accepting Christ and then given a few do’s and don’ts, particularly about Church membership, but never shown the Way. They may even impress upon the new believers their need to speak calmly, not to lose their temper, and not curse. On the outside, they learn well how to act like Christians as they become experts at hiding their true intentions, their anger, their frustration, and even their lack of faith. They think that they are following the Way, but they are still in darkness. As a result, the Church keeps dividing with every new doctrine re-discovered or highlighted by self-righteous man. They say, “Come over here for I have found the way,” and the church is divided once again. It’s rather tragic as everyone learns how to express his own small opinion, allowing the world’s humanistic ways to flood the Church. Continue reading Finding Our Way in a World of Confusion

Wake Up! And Strengthen the Things Which Remain

I have always wondered how the entire world could be swept away so easily by evil. I have also agonized over why the church of our day is being led into lukewarm Christianity. Why are most satisfied with a daily prayer, the reading of a few verses in Scripture, the chasing after the latest prophetic message, and a weekly worship service? While most of Christianity is on the verge of dying, all they can talk about is the great escape before things get too bad. Almost no one is talking about strengthening what remains and perfecting their works before God. Hardly anyone is talking about transformation in Christ and becoming all that God wants us to be. The Bible says, “Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God” (Revelation 3:2). We will discover together how to strengthen those things which remain and how to perfect our works before God. If we don’t then those things which lie ahead will drag us further down into a pit of misery and the Great Tribulation meant to refine and awaken His Church. Continue reading Wake Up! And Strengthen the Things Which Remain

Revelation – A New World Coming

Every true believer in Christ is looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth. However, what will concern us today is the new world that Satan and his henchmen are making right now under the noses of fallen humanity. For years we have all been concerned about the New World Order that would be established and ruled by the coming Antichrist. They have taught this in the schools of higher learning and in the movies that we’ve watched for over sixty years. For those who have been brought up to believe this, look forward to a time when every nation will work together in mutual respect and harmony. They have foreseen a world that has moved beyond the captivity of religion, especially Christianity, and into the future by overcoming the depravity of man through psychiatric counseling. They have foreseen the abolishment of hunger, wars, and the effects of Global Warming caused by man. I am here to say that this is all a fantasy. It’s a lie from the pit of hell. As we shall see unless man’s heart is changed by returning to the basic principles of our Christian faith then man’s wickedness will increase with the proportionate outpouring of God’s wrath through His Seals, Trumpets, and Bowls (See Revelation 6,8,9,16). Continue reading Revelation – A New World Coming

The Lukewarm Church is Blinded by The World

When did we stop trusting God? When did we stop trusting Him to really make us into a new creation and then to grow us from one degree of glory to another (See II Corinthians 5:17; 3:18)? Perhaps it all started when the world turned its back on God and then discovered very quickly that humanity was in trouble. Why were they in trouble? There was no longer a moral anchor and humanity began to drift into a greater sea of immorality. Many tried desperately to reign in terror and gross immorality with new laws and mandates, but everything failed. As churches emptied and immorality increased fallen humanity needed a solution and they needed it quick. So, in time they resurrected some old theories of a pagan writer who lived a few centuries earlier; someone who thought he understood human nature. Then with the experimentation of new drugs, seemingly to affect behavior, and this new science of mental health, then the art of modern psychology was born. So, humanity no longer needed God to direct their path and provide them a moral anchor, because a new quasi religion had arrived on the scene to solve all the problems of fallen humanity. So how does all this affect the lukewarm church? Continue reading The Lukewarm Church is Blinded by The World