WE ARE IN A WAR; DO YOU KNOW WHO THE ENEMY IS?
There are many who deny the existence of Satan. They claim that what we call Satan is only a “principle of evil.” That this evil is a sort of “malaria,” an intangible thing like disease germs that floats about in the atmosphere and attacks people’s hearts under certain conditions. I came to tell you that the existence of Satan cannot be determined by the opinions of men and women. The only source of information is the Bible. That is the reason why Satan tries to discredit the Word of God. He is not a “principle of evil” he is a person. News flash the HOLY SPIRIT is a PERSON.
1 Peter 5:8 tells us “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the Devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.” He “walketh,” he “roareth,” he is to be “chained.” Rev.20:1-3. And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. Vs.2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, Vs.3 And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.
These could not be said of a “principle of evil.” He has many names or aliases – “Satan,” “Devil,” Beelzebub,” “Belial,” “Adversary,” “Dragon,” “Serpent.” He is mentioned by one or the other of these names 174 times in the Bible.
He is a great “Celestial Potentate.” He is:
“The Prince of the Powers of the Air.” – Eph. 2:2.
“The God of this World” (Age.) – 2 Cor.4:4.
He is the “God” not of the earth, for that belongs to its Maker-God. “The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof.” Satan is the God of the “WORLD SYSTEM”
of the habitable earth. These “WORLD SYSTEMS” embrace business, society, politics, and religion. Satan is the Ruler of the “Powers of Darkness” of the “Spirit World,” (Eph.6:11, 12), and his position is so exalted that even Michael the Archangel dare not to insult him. Jude 9. So mighty is he that man cannot successfully resist him without Divine help.
To be continued: HIS ORIGIN
We are in a war people of God. It’s time for you to know your enemy, in order to be affective in war, you must know who your enemy is; you must know every move of your enemy. As a Marine they trained us to know everything about our enemy, they conditioned us to be able to endure every trick, tactic of the enemy. As the people of God, who God is raising up in His army we must continue to get in shape for the war that is ahead, Jesus will not return until we get the church back in order. Prayer brings forth power, prayer brings forth endurance, prayer is one of our weapons, even in prayer you must know your enemy in order to pray the right prayer to come against the enemy. People of God we are in a war, for the flesh wars against the Spirit.
Lord Teach our hands to war. Psalms 144:1
To be continued.
Glory to God in Heaven
Prophet Gary Becton/ God’s Healing and Deliverance Ministry
Thy Kingdom Come Thy Will Be Done Lord God.