“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.”
Believers are taught that they don’t contend against other humans but against the spiritual powers BEHIND those humans.
However, Ephesians 6:12 doesn’t mean a whole lot to a great many who populate the pews of the churches BECAUSE they read the verse with the eyes of the natural man; i.e., without the Holy Spirit.
“But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.”
—1 Corinthians 2:14
PART ONE: Where do evil spirits come from?
The spiritual powers behind evil men are the ones pulling the strings. The evil men may THINK they are calling the shots, but they are deceived by a higher class of evil being. It doesn’t matter if the human is a witch, a wizard, or any other who consults with familiar spirits or demons or evil spirits.
It is the human who is the one jumping through the hoops for the spirit, not the other way around. Make no mistake, it is the humans who are forced to do any number of absurd and degrading rituals. And to what end?
It’s all to access what are, in essence, little more than supernatural parlor tricks.
Ephesians 6:12 puts the order right and declares that the believer is to fight the battle against the spiritual puppet masters–not the flesh and blood puppets.
But, how are we to fight the battle?
“For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;”
—2 Corinthians 10:3-4
What are these weapons?
The answer lies back in Ephesians 6.
“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;”
This is where the believer begins to access power promised in order to “stand against the wiles of the devil.”
“Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.”
Most in the churches have been taught that Ephesians 6 and the “whole armor of God” is a metaphor. But if one believes the Bible is the Word of God, one has to believe what the Bible declares.
There is a heavily-spiritual component to the all-encompassing deception that surrounds the world. Carnal weapons are totally ineffective against this deception. Carnal weapons include logic, reasoning, information, method of communication and other carnal means.
The Bible declares that carnal weapons will be ineffective.
In the battle for souls in these last days, believers will have to be able to “war the warfare” as the Bible instructs, not as is preached from the pulpits of the apostate churches.
“This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare; Holding faith, and a good conscience;”
—1 Timothy 1:18
Far too many who claim to be Christians fight their battles with puny and ineffective carnal weapons and then wonder when they are constantly routed by the enemy.
One either prepares in the manner which God has declared through His Word.
Or one will be swept away by the events which are soon to come upon the earth.
[This is the first part of a multi-part series on wrestling against the “the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” More parts will be forthcoming.]
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:”
–1 Corinthians 15:1-4
“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
- Deception: What to Do and What Not to Do
- Do You Know if You are Going to Heaven? Be Sure!
- PREPARING FOR THE END TIMES: What Did Jesus Command?
- PREPARING FOR THE END TIMES: Part 2
- Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival
- Separating from the World: END TIMES SURVIVAL
- End Times Survival: A Friendly Reminder
- Those Who Ignore God’s Word: End Times Survival
- FAITH vs FEAR: End Times Survival
by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier
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