Daily Devotional, Year 3: August 5 (We Wrestle Not Against Flesh & Blood! Part 4: “Satan’s Army: The World!”)

By admin On January 26th, 2017

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Daily Devotional, Year 3: August 5

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We Wrestle Not Against Flesh & Blood! Part 4, “Satan’s Army: The World!”

To read part 1, go here…JANUARY 15 (We Wrestle Not Against Flesh & Blood!)

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“Wherein in time past ye walked

according to the course of this world,

according to the prince of the power of the air,

the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:”

Ephesians 2:2

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This above verse from Ephesians 2:2 is perhaps one of the most incredible, and yet despised verses in the Bible!

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Yes, this verse is a stinging condemnation of the entire world! Because it reveals just what power is working in the inhabitants of the world!

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The “Prince of the Power of the Air”!

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Obviously this is speaking of that wily old serpent, the Devil and Satan!

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He is that antichrist spirit now working in the children of disobedience, wherever they are found, both in the world as well as in the apostate church-world!

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Satan presiding at the Infernal Council – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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VARIOUS ARTICLEShttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Christianandapollyon.jpg

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This website has many various articles dealing with the spirit of Antichrist, Satan, featuring some particular aspect of his myriad of devilish deceptions carried out by the unsuspecting citizenry of his kingdom, this present world.

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But this devotional wants to capsulize the basic tenet of “the god of this world”, Satan, and present a concise summary of the wares and ways of his deceptions.

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Christian and Apollyon – Pilgrim’s Progress – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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TO “DECEIVE THE HEARTS OF THE SIMPLE”

Romans 16:18

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The reason for doing this is to make a clear delineation between Heaven’s kingdom and Satan’s kingdom.

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In other words, we Christians, to a great extent, are very naive concerning just where the proper boundary line is between Heaven and Hell (this world).

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And largely because of this lack of spiritual discernment, the Church has been taken captive by “the god of this world”, becoming prisoners in Babylon, the World.

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And so, this devotional is a reminder to ourselves, to be “not ignorant of his devices” (2nd Corinthians 2:11), nor of how he works through human instrumentalities to deceive God’s sheep.

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“WE WRESTLE NOT AGAINST FLESH & BLOOD”

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What needs to be understood is what Ephesians 6:11, 12 reveals…“Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 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.”

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So here is a concise statement revealing that it is not humans who are the problem.

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No, it is the evil forces of darkness working through humans, that God’s people must wrestle against!

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THE TWO SPIRITS IN THE WORLD

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And so, as Christians go through their each and every day, they need to be cognizant that they are living and working in Satan’s kingdom.

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And their everyday dealings with Mankind is a series of transactions between the children of God, and the children of the Devil: between those who are filled with God’s Spirit, and those who are filled with the Antichrist spirit of the world.

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And so, as the Christian goes through his or her day, they really need to understand that the people of the world are not their friends.

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Rather, the people of the world are the enemies of Christians, because they are indwelt with, “the prince of the power of the air; that spirit that now works in the children of disobedience”. Ephesians 2:2

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People on Times Square – Wikimedia Commons – Share-Alike License

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SATAN EMBRACES CHRISTIANS

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Now of course, Satan has enjoyed so much success in deceiving Christians by merely instilling the people of the world with “a form of godliness”.

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In other words, Satan knows full well that by embracing Christians, keeping a friendly relationship between Believers and unbelievers, he thereby keeps God’s people in bondage to the world, Babylon.

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“BE YE SEPARATE!”

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But listen to God’s warning against forming personal friendships with the world…“Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? …Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be My sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.” 2nd Corinthians 6:14, 17, 18

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Here is a command from God that if ignored, endangers our relationship with our Heavenly Father.

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Prayer – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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GOD WILL BE OUR FATHER

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Angel_prayers.jpgListen again, “…Wherefore come out from among them (unbelievers), and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be My sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.” 2nd Corinthians 6:17, 18

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From this above passage it becomes clear that our relationship with God is very dependent upon our willingness to separate ourselves from personal relationships with unbelievers, as far as possible.

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(Now of course, the Christian must still maintain relationships with family, and co-workers, and even neighbors, to a certain degree. And the Christian is to show Christ’s love to all humanity.)

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Girl Praying – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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“GOOD NEWS FROM A FAR COUNTRY!”

Proverbs 25:25

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The very Good News is that today is still the day of Salvation!

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And all who will, may come before His presence with deep humility and a longing for Salvation.

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And if we truly are sincere about serving Him, we will pray for the desire to maintain a separation from all corrupting influences which weaken our spiritual strength.

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And may God give us great Bible wisdom about how we must maintain a proper balance between, “being in the world and yet not of the world!”

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Prayer – USMC – Wikimedia – US Govt. Public Domain

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TO READ PART 5, GO HERE….September 4 (We Wrestle Not Against Flesh & Blood! Part 5, “Satan’s Psycological War Against Our Children!”)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Give me spiritual insight, that I might see the true battle! Help me put on my heavenly armor, that I might be a properly fitted soldier in the Lord’s army…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “How To Be Hidden in the Day of Wrath”, or you can also read… “March 28th (Taking Back This Nation For God!)”

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THE END

 

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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SIGN IN HEAVEN

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Well, If you look up and lift up your head, you just might see a wonderful sign, which God spoke about in Revelation 12. It is a constellation of a woman. The ancients only saw it as a great bear. It is commonly known as Ursa Major . It is also known as the 7 Stars (aka, The Big Dipper), but with the addition of various other stars.

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But with the eye of faith, it actually appears as the Revelation 12 Woman. You see, God has placed in the heavens, the symbol of His bride, the Church-Faithful.

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Listen… “And there appeared a great wonder (sign) in heaven; a woman…And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered…And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place… from the face of the serpent. Revelation 12:1, 2, 14.

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TRAVAILING IN SUMMER, FLEEING IN WINTER

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In the summer night-sky, Just as this passage says, she appears as the woman-in-travail. But in the winter, she flips upside-down, to appear as the Fleeing Woman of Revelation 12, just as this passage states. But whether this Virtuous Woman is in labor pains, or fleeing to the mountains, she is the heavenly icon of God’s bride, His Church.

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And now we need to explore how this fleeing woman in the heavens relates to us, the Church. Just like this fleeing woman, we too, need to flee from the wrath to come. But how do we flee? And where do we flee to? Well just read this article and you will find out exactly what the Bible has to say about all this.

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Ursa Major Star-Chart Wikipedia share-alike license

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Revelation 12 Woman & The Narrow Gate Stars (Orion’s Gate to Heaven)”

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TOMORROW…

 

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