At least once a month for the past year I read an article stating that demonic activity is on the rise. The Catholic Church has recently started training new exorcists. My father believed also in the spirit realm and he taught about the evil that is vexing even Christians.
The Bible teaches about this darkness. We know that at least 1/3 of the angels were cast out of heaven with Satan and now roam the earth with us. These angels of darkness were once light in the presence of God almighty, and yet rebelled. It’s told they were jealous of Man who was created in His image. They were commanded to serve us, even though we were lower than them and their jealousy overtook them. The book of Enoch goes into great detail about these fallen angels. In fact hell was created for Satan and his (angels) demons. It is their mission to destroy man and take as many with them to the pit at judgement as possible.
There is a demon spirit among us, and unless a person has the holy spirit of God they may be taken by the spirit of an”-ti-christ! The holy spirit is one of truth and has the ability to overcome the spirit of error which Satan rules by(1John 4:1-6).
We see the craftiness of a demon spirit at work in the story when the practice of fortune telling was present in a damsel who was possessed with a spirit of divination. Although it seemed innocent, Paul recognized the deceitful spirit and commanded it out in the name of Jesus Christ (Acts 16:16-18).
As Christians our mission is to do the will of the one who has called us, and casting out devils is just one of the many tasks given those who are baptized in the body of Christ (Mark 16:15-18).
Yet so many even Christians are unable or unwilling to even recognize the darkness residing in them and others. We each have the ability to see this, yet we sometimes choose to ignore it. Lies, uncleanliness, selfishness, greed, lust, and even gossip are all tools of satan. He speaks through the weak in faith. I have seen this many times even recently. As a request for prayer and fellowship was met with condemnation even stating the person requesting prayer was not worthy. On another personal note when confronting a lie, the person became very defensive saying “you are a liar, you hate that word don’t you?” The person’s voice and face even changed while stating this. Then they didn’t remember ever saying that. Demonic spirits are increasing in numbers inside and outside the church. It’s important for us to get into the word and make sure we have the full armor of God in Place. We must stay in a state of prayer to combat the darkness that has been unleashed.
When the disciples were unable to cast out an unclean spirit they asked Jesus why:
And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting. (Mark 9:29)
We are also warned that we should be on guard at all times as Satan roams the earth as a ravenous lion, looking for whom he may devour.
Satanic temples and worship is manifesting in our country at a rapid pace. Schools are even allowing Satanic worship as a school activity!
Satan wants the children of the world. Children are innocent and precious to our Lord. Children are suffering across the globe as never before. Young girls as young as 8 or 9 are raped, made sex slaves, forced to marry and are giving birth. Boys are being used as warriors for an evil religion, raped and tortured. One recent article cited a Muslim man awoke to find his 11 year old son being raped. The man said in his culture this was acceptable. Abortion manifesting child sacrifice is rampant in this country! This is not acceptable to God!! This is from satan!!
Look at the 10 commandments and you can see every tool Satan uses to take you away from these. Worship of other Gods, lust ie: pornography, rape of children, Abortion, gossip and slander, and I could go on and on. Politically correct language is a great tool of Satan sugar coating sin and twisting God’s word.
There is even a satanic bible:
The Satanic Bible is composed of four books:The Book of Satan, The Book of Lucifer, The Book of Belial, and The Book of Leviathan. The Book of Satan challenges the Ten Commandments and the Golden Rule, and promotes Epicureanism. (Edotors note:a form of hedonism) The Book of Lucifer holds most of the philosophy in The Satanic Bible, with twelve chapters discussing topics such as indulgence, love, hate, and sex. LaVey also uses the book to dispel rumors surrounding the religion. In The Book of Belial, LaVey details rituals and magic. He discusses the required mindset and focus for performing a ritual, and provides instructions for three rituals: those for sex, compassion, or destruction. The Book of Leviathan provides four invocations for Satan, lust, compassion, and destruction.
So can you see how Satan is controlling the masses in His world? This world is not our home. Our home is with our Lord. Are you ready for His return, are you battling and holding back the dark forces at work in this world?
10Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
18And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.