Spiritual Warfare and the End Times
As Jesus stated in the synoptic gospels, one of the signs of the end times would be wars and rumors of wars. There are wars, rioting and civil unrest going on all over the world. I hate war! I hate seeing young lives snuffed out in their prime or young people returning home with missing limbs or damaged brains, and yet war is a fact of life in this evil world. Not only that, but we as Christians are in a constant spiritual war; however, many of us are not aware we are in a spiritual war and that things coming against us are spiritual in origin.
I was awakened today in the wee hours of the morning with a sudden fit of sneezing that wouldn’t stop. I looked at my watch with its lighted dial and found it was 3:10 a.m. That is about the time many satanic rituals are coming to a close and curses are sent forth. I knew I had been cursed. I got up, did some spiritual warfare and my nose was fine. I would have gone back to sleep, but decided to stay up and write this article instead! The enemy wanted to harm me but God worked it all for good as I sit here writing this article to expose more of the enemy’s tactics. By God’s grace I was awakened with the sneezing so I would know I had been cursed and could break it.
For the most part, the church is basically ignorant about the evil spiritual realm. Jesus, our example of what the Father is like, dealt with demons a lot. When he sent his disciples out to minister, he gave them power to cast out unclean spirits, heal the sick and preach the gospel of the kingdom. We hear the gospel preached today, but we seldom hear much about casting out demons and yet that was a vital part of what Jesus did as he ministered.
Many of the enemies of America who want to destroy our economy, bring down our republic and take away all our freedom and prosperity are involved in satanic cults. How do I know this? I know this because of having listened to painful memories of satanically ritually abused persons for the past two decades. Many of them were abused by people high up in world governments here at home and abroad.
Christians need to be aware that those who want to destroy our nation and our way of life not only have enormous amounts of money at their disposal, but also know how to use demonic powers for their own advantage. They use demons to give them information, to control people, to get special power to achieve their selfish goals, and to deceive the minds of people who don’t have a relationship with Jesus Christ. On the nights before political elections, many satanic rituals are going on all over the world to send forth demonic powers to influence people to vote for their candidate. Non-Christian people with evil hearts succumb to this influence even to the point of making decisions at the ballot box that defy reason and common sense.
As I say this, I need to add a caveat regarding balance. Father God is ultimately in control, and he is working all things according to the counsel of his own will (Eph1:11) even when evil men gain power over world governments. Ultimately it is God’s goal to bring many believers into the “measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, that we henceforth be no more children tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine…” (Eph 4:13b, 14a). God will use all the evil that is coming upon the world to punish the wicked and bring maturity to the faithful. Part of this maturing in Christ involves confronting the evil spirit realm and triumphing over it even as Jesus did (Col 2:15).
For centuries Christians have been praying the Lord’s Prayer that says, “Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” Have we ever paused to consider that the coming of the kingdom has a lot to do with casting out demons? Jesus said, “But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you” (Luke 11:20). I can only conclude that the coming of the kingdom of God must incorporate the casting out of demons as part of the kingdom rule coming on earth.
Many Christians are afraid of demons and the deliverance ministry, but if we walk closely with Jesus, he will protect us in many ways. However, he will also allow evil to come against us to teach us about the spirit realm and to encourage us to know about and deal with our own inner sinfulness and immaturity. When I first began ministering to SRA persons, I had to continually break curses that the cult was sending against these survivors. I had God’s protection as I ministered except for a few incidents that were obviously designed to frighten me away from the ministry. After several years of ministry resulting in a deeper discernment of the spirit realm, I learned that my family and I had been cursed for many years even before my SRA ministry began. We did not recognize these things as curses but rather believed they were just incidents caused by our own failings or frailties, but after working with SRA for several years, the Lord revealed many things about our lives I would never have seen if I had not been involved in this ministry. Clearly curses had been a part of our lives and now we are learning to identify them and break them.
The spirit realm has been closed to us to protect us. We should be very thankful when we don’t see into it because of the demons that would frighten and deceive us. However, as we progress further into the chaos of these end times, we are going to have an “open heaven” even as Jesus promised to Nathanial in John 1 when he said, “Hereafter you will see heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man.” To see into the spirit realm is not only to see angels, as Jesus promised Nathanial, but also to see the other spirits in that realm that are demons. Jesus said when he saw Nathanial, “Behold, an Israelite in whom is no guile.” The word “guile” means “deceit.” In other words, Jesus’ message here was saying when we are without deceit, meaning when we have come into spiritual perfection, we will be able to see into the spirit realm even as Jesus did.
Many people who have been satanically ritually abused see into the evil spirit realm. For them, the protective veils that shield our spiritual eyes from that realm have been removed during satanic rituals. Cultists want their victims to see into that realm so they can be terrorized and controlled by demons. When a satanically ritually abused person is with a Christian minister who ministers by the presence of God, God will often allow the abused person to see angels and even Jesus himself. Those of us who minister to SRA persons in a sense see into the spirit realm through them as we deal with the demons that manifest in them or hear about how Jesus ministers to them at the end of a terrible memory…that is if the minister knows to ask the presence of Jesus to come and minister to the abused person. In this way we learn things about Jesus and his personality that we would not have known otherwise.
Some may baulk at my saying we learn things we would not have otherwise known about Jesus. I don’t know how I would have learned that Jesus plays hide and seek or climbs trees with little children. Maybe I would have learned that some other way, but I have been amazed over and over again at the way Jesus relates to each alternate personality according to that alter’s age and experience. It is truly amazing and I feel so privileged to have been called to help these dear people.
It is important that we understand what is in the spiritual realm and how it operates as we transition from the world as we have known it to the new world that will gradually emerge as the chaotic changes in our world escalate. God is going to gradually open to us the reality of the spirit realm that is all around us that has been hidden from our sight. The natural kingdom of earth is going to be breaking apart and we must enter into the spiritual kingdom of God. It will be a transition. This transition must begin with a deep, abiding relationship with Jesus Christ, an ever increasing purity in our own life as we decrease and he increases in us, and knowledge of what the spiritual realm is like.
If anyone doubts that our natural realm is being greatly shaken one has only to look at recent news headlines. The earthquake in Japan, a 9.0, actually changed the axis of the earth and shortened each day by a fraction of a second. The platinum and iridium cylinder used as the international standard for the metric kilogram is losing weight, scientists have discovered. No one can explain why this is happening but the lack of certainty over the weight of a kilogram promises to cause problems for scientists seeking to calculate electricity generation. This kilogram was kept under three glass domes, each necessitating a different key to open.
No one has a clue how this could have changed…but it did. Everything is changing and nothing is certain anymore except God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit as revealed in the Bible to us who have hearts that are willing to believe the Truth.
The Bible says, “Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual” (1 Cor 15:46). We understand natural things before we understand spiritual things. The spirit realm can be likened to the unseen realm of microbes. Germs and viruses are in people trying to make them sick. They are also riding around on people, so to speak. If we shake hands with a person who has a cold, chances are some of their cold virus will wind up on our hands. It is possible we could “catch” their cold if those viruses get from our hands into our body and our immune system isn’t working up to par. The only way these things can be seen is through a microscope or an electron microscope.
Microbes are important and they play a significant role in our lives, yet we don’t see them. There are good bacteria and there are bad bacteria, and all work unseen in our atmosphere and in and on our bodies. They are part of the natural world.
Spirits are important and they play a role in our lives that can be for good or ill. They are part of the spiritual world. There are good spirits which are God’s angels. There are evil spirits that do the work of the Devil. For the most part, the Church has not given them much attention, but it will become increasingly evident that we need to become aware of these spirits and learn how they operate and interact with human beings because the natural world is changing and passing away and spiritual things are going to become increasingly more evident.
The music and entertainment many children and young people seem to gravitate towards today is becoming progressively more focused on the evil supernatural and its powers. A friend sent me a link today to a website expressing shock over a dangerously evil You Tube video that has been accessed by 12 million young people. This song has young people singing to the Devil and pledging their lives to him, actually asking him to take them by singing that they want to be a victim and that they are ready to be abducted!
A study of church history will reveal that many people came to the early church because they knew they needed deliverance from evil spirits. I believe we will see the same thing happening as the evil of these last days intensifies. Occult activity of any kind gradually strips away the veils that conceal the evil spirit realm from our consciousness. Each time a person reads a horoscope, has their fortune told, goes to a satanic movie, or sings the kind of song mentioned above, little bits of this protective veil are removed. One of these days, a lot of people are going to be experiencing terrifying demonic visitations and possessions. We need to be prepared and ready to do deliverance whenever it is needed.
Additionally, as witches and occult groups become more acceptable and open about their activities, there will be a great increase in their numbers resulting in more curses coming against other people, especially Christians. We must be secure in our relationship with Jesus Christ to stand against these things.
Spiritual warfare should be a part of our daily life as Christians. When we pray, we should be breaking curses along with our other daily prayers. God will lead us in this. When you suspect someone hates you or is working against you, break curses from him/her. It could be that their evil thoughts towards you are arrows in Satan’s quiver to shoot against you. Memorize scriptures about your position in Christ and pray those scriptures. As Christians, we have tremendous power in the spirit realm. The problem is that many of us forget we are in a war and fail to use our weapons. Remember:
Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints, (Eph 6:11-18).