“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” (Ephesians 6:13)
Some of you will get this and some of you will not. You laugh it off at your own peril.
So much of what we see going on around us borders on the unexplainable. The absolute madness that the Trump haters display is one of those things. Many of us had a strong dislike for the Obama administration but we didn’t take it to the streets in order to undermine what we viewed as an anti-American administration.
We simply swallowed hard and complied. The day Obama left office was a time of great joy for many of us. As things begin to unfold in all of the investigations surrounding President Trump it is becoming obvious that for the previous eight years the American government has bordered on lawlessness. There is so much to be revealed I am not sure we will be able to handle it once it is fully exposed.
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How could government of, by, and for the people become so diabolical? Where did America go wrong? Why do so many Americans look the other way at wrong doing simply because their “party” is in power? How have Americans become so divided?
Evil spirits in “high” places is the answer. (Here is where I am going to lose some of you.) The Bible teaches that the natural (non-born again) man does not understand the things of the spirit. Without an understanding of the spiritual world you CANNOT decipher what is happening in the natural world. Let me dig into this a bit.
A human is a spiritual being that happens to live in a natural world. In fact, although you have a body you are not a body. You are a spirit that LIVES in a body … much as a car transports us around town…your body carries your spirit around in this “material” world.
Every human being enters the world the same way which is through the womb of a woman. The Bible teaches that at the moment of conception a new creation is formed complete with his/her own DNA which science calls the “blueprint of life’. Everything that makes you, you, is present at the moment conception occurs.
The Bible teaches that at that same moment a living SOUL is present. The soul is made up of the mind, will, and emotions. The soul is actually YOU. When people communicate with another human it is the soul to which they speak…not the body. The body is merely the encasement in which the soul is housed.
Hence, you are first and foremost a soul (mind, will and emotions) that is given life by the spirit,(Breathe of God) and you operate in this natural world with a body of flesh. You are a soul…not a body. When you die, the spirit/life leaves the body (natural world) and the soul leaves this natural world for a place we have been taught to call “heaven.” But heaven is not necessarily the place where “God” lives but represents a non-material world where human flesh cannot operate. This non-material world is what we commonly call the “spiritual” world.
This is where the “spirits in high places” live and operate. I don’t have the time to go into it now so do your own research, but suffice it to say that the “spiritual” world is made up of different dimensions. This “spiritual” world, although not a material one like this earthly realm, is very real. There is a gulf (area of separation) between the natural and spiritual dimensions. The only way you can enter the earth realm is by occupying a physical body.
That is what God did. He was born in human form, Jesus, through the womb of a natural woman, Mary. Possessing a body is the only way to enter this earth (natural) realm. The human soul is currently trapped in this natural world but is able to communicate with the spiritual realm. That is the realm where the “evil spirits in high places” operate. The Bible teaches that the Holy Spirit is the only way that a “natural man” (human) can ever get victory of “evil” spirits that bombard the natural world continually.
The evil spirits attack humans through the mind. Every evil action begins as a thought. That is why we are taught to “take captive every thought”, because bad thoughts lead to bad behavior. It is the MIND that the evil spirits try to influence. This influence of the spirit realm comes through our natural senses…taste, touch, sight…and the desire to fulfill the “natural desires” of the flesh are what causes calamity in the natural world. The Bible calls it sin.
The Bible teaches that when Satan was vamoosed from heaven he took one third of the angels with him. It is from that fall from God’s presence that all of the evil has entered into the natural realm. From the time Satan entered the garden he and his minions have been trying to oppose everything that is good. Everything that is good comes from God and Satan and his offspring have worked tirelessly to destroy everything that is good.
That is what we wrestle with…all of us…every human…principality and powers…evil spirits…determined to destroy all that is Godly. What occurs in this natural world is a direct result of what has been occurring in the spiritual (high) realm. The Devil and his children fight humanity through thoughts…planting lies that seem true…“did God really say”…?
God sent His son into this natural realm by the same method we all got here…through the womb of a woman…so that we might gain access to a Spirit greater than the spirits operating in this world. That is the “wrestling” that we all do. Without the Holy Spirit we are powerless against the forces of darkness IN THIS NATURAL realm. The root cause of ALL of America’s problems is SPIRITUAL. Sadly, there is no political answer to a spiritual problem.
The “high places” (positions of authority) in America are occupied by natural (non born-again) men. Natural men are prisoners to flesh, natural influences and desires. Money, fame, sex, and power are what drive America’s leaders and without the Holy Spirit they are incapable of doing what is right.
That is it in a nut-shell. You can ignore it, or pick at my examples, but we are in the mess we are in because our leaders, and (sadly) our churches have no understanding of what is really going on around them.
The spirits that influence natural men are driving the nation over a cliff. Evil flourishes when good men give yield authority to wickedness. Read Genesis 6 and you will see that the battle has never changed…good versus evil…one will win.
Evil spirits in high places are ruling the world and the average Christian has no idea why. How can we hope to win if we don’t understand the fight?
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