Monday, September 29 2014
WAR IN THE HEAVENLIES
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. Ephesians 6:10,11
In this final chapter of Understanding Fallen Angels and Demonic Spirits, obviously I have only scratched the surface in regards to the volumes of information available to us in the word of God and whether you see the distinction between angels and demons doesn't really matter. What matters is the fact that we as the body of Christ are at war with the powers of darkness and with our old nature that tries to resurrect itself and defeat that which God has planned for our lives!
Even the world sees the supernatural battle being waged between good and evil and though they don't understand, they know that there is something behind all of this violence and wickedness around the globe. With the advent of this new demonically inspired terror cell, ISIS, and the threat of a global pandemic, Ebola, the deadliest virus on the planet, the church needs to rise up and prepare for the greatest spiritual war this planet has ever seen! This is not the time to sit in fear and complain about what the government has or hasn't done because this is a supernatural event requiring the true army of the Lord of Hosts to arm herself and fight against the powers of darkness.
The end of all things is upon us, the last generation of blood bought saints, destined to take authority over our enemies and put them under our feet. This is our watch, our battle, even though the Lord Jesus Christ has won the fight, nonetheless we are to shake off the bonds of religion and the spirit (demon) of Laodicean complacency and war with our enemies and fight for the souls of men and women perishing in the fray. All Hell is breaking loose around us while we sleep through another sermonette, should we not join the greatest battle of all time and truly fight the good fight of faith?
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 in the heavenly places. Ephesians 6:12
WITHSTANDING IN THE EVIL DAY
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. Ephesians 6:13
The evil day is upon us and unless we prepare for war we will be swept away with the flood described in Revelation 12:15! We are living in perilous times with danger on every side and the powers of darkness are swarming around the globe taking ground that doesn't belong to them and all the while the most powerful entity in the world sleeps.
The church of the Lord Jesus Christ is the only One to defeat the enemies of God but she languishes in her bed of complacency totally oblivious to the chaos raging just outside her stained glass cathedrals. An apostate army who has abandoned their duty and loyalty to their King sits in the barracks, untrained and ill equipped to fight while millions suffer, die and descend into a hellish eternity without ever hearing the gospel of their salvation!
Judgment will be merciless for leaders who refused to train, equip and send this great army out into battle, but instead played silly games, read them bedtime stories and lulled them into a sermon induced coma, never intending to deliver the truth that is able to set them free! A prime example of what will happen to the church is being played out for us on the nightly news as ISIS, the demon possessed army from Hell who appeared on the scene almost overnight because America ignored the problem and didn't see fit to attack them, but relied on Iraq instead, an untrained and miserably equipped militia.
And the dragon was enraged with the woman, (the church of Jesus Christ) and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. Revelation 12:17
THE END OF ALL THINGS IS AT HAND
But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up. 2 Peter 3:10
I personally don't see the western church making it out alive this side of a major Holy Spirit invasion or tribulation that will drive them to their knees, because they simply don't need God. Sodom and Gomorrah weren't destroyed exclusively for immorality, they were wiped out because of pride, selfishness and abundant food and they were not concerned for anyone but themselves.
The word of God instructs us to take up our God given armor and prepare for war! We would do well to take to heart that which the Holy Spirit is speaking through the instruction and encouragement of the scriptures. Christianity is not a spectator sport as many have been deceived into thinking, it is a formidable fighting machine when trained and equipped to war with the powers of darkness and to take back the kingdom that has been stolen from us by the devil himself!
Stand and fight with all of your might should be the order of the day in this sin ridden world being destroyed by the hordes of Hell. Take up the weapons of war and the armor of God and put your enemies where they belong, under your feet!
Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, 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 with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints. Ephesians 6:14-18
Your servant in Christ, Tim Laughlin