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Spiritual Warfare

March 17, 2024

The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was to convince the world he didn’t exist. This philosophy has worked so well among pastors and churchgoers in America!!! The first thing you need to know about the spiritual being called Satan, or the devil, is that you won’t find him running around in a red suit, with horns and a pitchfork. No! He would much rather you fall for the lie that he is just a myth and he doesn’t exist at all. 

In Matthew 4:1, Jesus was led into the wilderness, He was tempted by the Devil, a real demonic entity on this earth.

You are warned in 1 John 2:15, Do not love this world system nor the things of this world system because this is Satan’s domain. You are further warned in James 4:4-5a, that friendship with this world system is hostility toward God? Therefore, whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. Or do you think that the Scriptures speaks to no purpose? Never have we witnessed so much of the world system in the church today!!

James 4:7 also warns us, “Submit, therefore, to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.” As does 1 Peter 5:8-9, “Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary the devil prowls about like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. But resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same experiences of suffering are being accomplished by your brethren who are in the world.”

The Word of God, which is a “war manual” and is full of scriptures warning us about Satan and what weapons God has given us to resist and overcome him. To ignore him or to disregard him is very foolish and can be deadly because his ministry is to deceive us, to torment us, to rob us, to steal from us, and to kill us!!! To say the least, we are in a spiritual war and the truth is – if we are not resisting him; he will overcome us. All we have to do is look at our nation and you will see because the evidence abounds – we have been captured by Satan and his powers of darkness and we have become a habitation of demons and demonic strongholds. Why? Because pastors and the Body of Christ in America are sound asleep, disengaged, and refuse to resist the evil before us!!!

There are so many false teachings by false pastors in the Body of Christ in America. You are being told that Satan can’t bother a follower of Christ because he has been defeated at the cross. He was defeated but Satan is still on this earth. He knows that he has but a little time left and he is ramping up his ministry of deception, robbing, destroying, and killing. You have no defense if you are not firm in your faith. Satan comes to you in the area of your ignorance. In the Body of Christ in America, many are being destroyed for a lack of knowledge of the Word of God.

Any follower of Jesus Christ is going to continually face spiritual warfare as long as he or she is on this earth, even though the battle has been won and Satan has been defeated. There is no way the follower of Jesus can get out of it. Spiritual Warfare is God’s designed means by which to spiritually develop man. This is real spiritual warfare. Satan is God’s necessary means by which to mature us into the image of His Son, Jesus Christ!!!

The person who is seeking to surrender self to the Lordship of Christ is more susceptible to spiritual warfare. When a believer gets really serious about following Jesus and comes to the place of identification with Christ, will discover his position and purpose in Christ, and then discovers Satan’s position, he or she becomes a real threat to Satan. Carnal or nominal churchgoers or ear-tickling pastors are not a threat to Satan. So, your growth process will intensify and get worse in order to move you higher than where you are now.

It is good of God not to allow Satan to deal with babes in Christ the same way He deals with adults. It is beautiful that God in His sovereign grace and mercy measures out the measure and means by which Satan is able to oppose us!!!

Always remember this – the more spiritual growth you have, the more like Jesus you are and the more authority you exercise over the forces of hell, the more our responsibility increases, and the more our satisfaction increases because you are seeing God’s will done more perfectly in your life. This is the abundant life. When there is no change in your life, you are dead inside and Satan has you under his control!!

Again, I repeat – no individual can be victorious against Satan unless he or she understands Satan. We hear very little about Satan in our churches and our pastors and consequently many in the Body of Christ as well as their pastors are ill-prepared to meet and deal with him. Therefore, we are being destroyed because we are ignorant of the knowledge of Satan and what the Word of God teaches about his person, his methods, his plans, his programs, and his devises. Many pastors and those in the Body of Christ are being destroyed for a lack of God’s knowledge and fall in defeat. That is why our nation has been captured, is ruled by Satan and not God, and we have become a habitation of demons and the gods of Babylon and Egypt.

We have much work to do – repent, get into the Word of God, and commit yourself to His ways!!! There are great benefits in obedience to the Lord Jesus Christ. There are grave consequences if you neglect the growth process Jesus has, even greater than you can image and part of that growth process is resisting Satan and the powers of darkness in your life and your culture and nation.

Now I want to carry this spiritual warfare teaching to a higher level so we can better understand the absolute importance of it. This will help you understand Jesus’ reaction to the evil around Him during His time on earth and His reaction to the religious leaders, the Scribes and Pharisees. After the fall of Adam and Eve, it is important we understand the implications of what God said in Genesis 3:15, “And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; He shall bruise you on the head, and you shall bruise him on the heal.”

To keep this simple, the word “enmity” means hostility. As believers, we are in Christ and He is in us. This means the aggression against Satan that Jesus showed while He was on this earth must be expressed through us today!!! Did you get that Body of Christ in America?!!! Do you receive it? Not to become like Jesus and be an aggressive warrior against Satan is blatant disobedience to the Lord Jesus Christ.

Now glorified and seated at the Father’s right hand “far above all principalities, and power, and might, and dominion,” Jesus as Lord of all is beyond reach of Satan attacks. The finished work of Calvary is now finished and nothing Satan may do can change the finality of the victory stroke that crushed his head. However, Christ’s victory over the powers of darkness and evil in this world is now in the hands of the Body of Christ on this earth. Consequently, the bitter enmity of Satan is now directed against the Head through the members of his Body on earth.

Because of Satan’s hostility, the work of conforming the members of the Body of Christ on this earth into the likeness of the Head’s soldier image is high on the priority list of the Holy Spirit. Because we in America and around the world have not become warriors like our Head, too much of the full effect of the finished work of Christ has been lost in America. Satan’s fiery darts are zeroing in today on the members of the Body of Christ because we have not learned to take our position in the heavenly places with Christ by faith and too many in the Body of Christ are ignorant of spiritual warfare.

Many in the Body of Christ face life without taking to themselves the whole armor of God by prayer. As believers we are in Christ and He in us. I will repeat this again – the aggression against Satan that Jesus showed while He was on this earth must be expressed through us today!!! Did you get that Body of Christ in America? Do you receive it? Not to become an aggressive warrior for Christ is disobedience to the LORD Jesus!!!!

So, as the Body of Christ in America, we are no longer free to play the role of civilians, living as if there is no war. Our soldier role is pictured for us throughout the Old Testament. It is also established by our union with our Conquering Head and is affirmed in the New Testament. The history of the saints of God in every age is one of conflict. The pathway of the disciples of Christ throughout the Word of God is one of certain warfare. If you are not now or have not recently become a warrior for Christ, you are living in blatant disobedience to our LORD Jesus Christ!!!

Today if you are not expressing the enmity God put between the devil and Jesus our Head, or if you are seeking detente, co-existence, and peace through compromise with the Kingdom of Darkness or if you refuse to make yourself available to your Lord as a willing instrument of war, ready for His use in His warfare, or if you are not aware of the teaching of Scripture about your part in this spiritual conflict raging in this nation today and if you do not change your way to that of a warrior, you will probably be the one who Jesus says, “Depart from Me, I never knew you!!” (Matthew 7:21)

God is serious about His Word and our obedience to His Word!!! You have no option not to obey the Word of God!!! In the Kingdom of God, obedience to the King is mandatory. Some terrible storms of judgment are coming to the Body of Christ in America because in the area of our failure to resist evil, our nation has been captured and Satan now rules over America and not God. We have put our merciful God to the test and we shall reap His whirlwind in judgment if we don’t repent and quickly return to His ways!!!

Have you ever stopped and ask yourself, “Why are we in this spiritual mess in this nation?” We are tolerating an enemy who has said he wants to destroy our children, our family structure, and our moral fabric in this nation. Do we take that serious as we see it being accomplished before us as we continue to play religious games in this nation?

When you have abdicated spiritual responsibilities and you are not doing what you are supposed to do, things go wrong very quickly. One of the most dangerous places to stand is where you were never supposed to be in the first place. Such is the story of King David – “In the spring, at the time when Kings go off to war, David sent Joab out with the king’s men and the whole Israelite army…..but David remained in Jerusalem – (David stayed at home having abdicated his spiritual responsibilities).”

David lost his purpose and when you lose your purpose, you are vulnerable to your worst decisions. In avoiding going to the battlefield as a warrior, David had become a liar, an adulterer, and a murderer. After that, his family, in disagreements, fighting among themselves, jealousy, and on and on were destroyed. I have to believe that if he had seen where the last domino would fall, David would have never made the choice and that spring, the king would have gone out to war. What the giant Goliath could not do to David, complacency destroyed with ease.

Is not our complacency in the Body of Christ in America in our failure to obey the Word of God, and abdicating our spiritual responsibilities in refusing to resist this evil that has overtaken our nation, allowing Satan to destroy us with ease? How many who refuse to become warriors and go to the battlefield in this nation who are being destroyed because they have lost their purpose, they are “ho hum” to the things of God and in our refusing to engage the enemy, we have false pastors and many of our churches have become playgrounds for demons to rob, kill, and to destroy those who claim to know Christ?!! Now hopefully you can see the consequences of our disobedience in this area of spiritual warfare in America.

For the remainder of 2024, it seems likely that Klaus Schwab and his demonic New World Order occults will move to further their agenda. Only resistance from the Body of Christ in America can slow him down and defeat his evil purposes. This is an election year so expect them to increase their agenda in order to gain more power.

We must in the Body of Christ in America repent quickly and turn back to the ways of God. If you are in a denomination religious system, get out of it NOW!!! As Jesus said, you will become like your teacher. Many in these denominational religious systems have crossed the point of no return where the sacrifices of Christ can no longer help them!!!

“For if we go on sinning willfully after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins but a terrifying expectation of judgment and the fury of fire which will consume the adversaries. Anyone who has sat aside the Law of Moses dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. How much severer punishment do you think he will deserve who has trampled under foot the Son of God, and has regarded as unclean the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified and has insulted the Spirit of grace. For we know him who said, ‘Vengeance is Mine, I will repay.” And again, “The Lord will Judge His people.” It is terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God.” (Hebrews 10:26-31) HATH GOD REALLY SAID?!!!

We have lied to ourselves and others about who God is and we have carried “God is love” to the extremes. We really do not know the real Jesus and living God; we know about God but not in a personal way!!! I will warn you, in the future, if you want to know and hear God’s voice in the days ahead, be ready to have Him speak of cleansing and repentance, your closeness to Him, your idols in your heart, your unforgiveness, how you love your family, are you preparing and equipping your children for what they will face in these hell holes we call public education and our culture, and are you an aggressive warrior resisting evil before He speaks direction to you or gives you favor? Next week Spiritual Warfare Part III. God bless, I reman His warrior and watchman, Glynn Adams (Thanks for the writings of J. Dwight Pentecost, “Your Adversary the Devil”, “Demons and Spiritual Warfare” by Ron Phillips, and “The Way of the Warrior” by Erwin Raphael McManus).


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Spiritual Warfare, Part 2

By Reverend Glynn Adams

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