Knowledge and skill in spiritual warfare makes a difference between success and failure in life.


















      Too many presume to have power over the Devil when they have no power over their own will. Anyone who is overcome of evil has no power over the Devil.

      We are told: "RESIST THE DEVIL AND HE WILL FLEE FROM YOU," but how can you resist he whom you do not see unless you develop the spiritual discernment to see his workings?

      There is a Grand Canyon of a difference between the power an ordinary believer has against the Devil and the power the Apostles have over the Devil. When you read the Bible, be sure to check out the context. The Master was speaking directly to the Apostles.

      "And he called unto him the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and two; and gave them power over unclean spirits;..." (St. Mark 6:7)

      When were you sent forth by the Lord? You who serve two masters ought to know your focus is on your employment in this world. Your spiritual warfare is taking place more on a materialistic plane than on the completely spiritual plane the Apostles walked in as disciples when power was first given to them.

      "He called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases. And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick." (St. Luke 9:1)

      The soon to be Apostles were given power (dunamis) and authority (exousia) over all devils, and to cure diseases. Dunamis power is resident in the anointing of Christ. Exousia authority can be compared to the authority of the policeman. An officer holds his hand up for traffic to stop, and traffic stops even though the dozens of vehicles stopped are more powerful. They recognize he has the power of the police department behind him. The twelve had the power of God's authority behind them.

      The greater power and authority then, is given to those who are "sent to preach the king of God..." and the Lord did not send his followers to preach from behind the safety and comfort of pulpits in the synagogues or modern day churches. He sent them out into the world.

      We have to start somewhere to fight spiritual warfare whether we understand it or not. A small child has his ball taken away by another child. He goes after it to take it back. He is fighting spiritual warfare, yet he has heard nothing about the subject.

      The husband who is provoked by his wife can vent his anger and give opportunity to devils or he can proceed with patience as Christ loved the Church.

      The churchman who is gullible enough to believe the Devil is already under his feet, has no idea of how great a race is set before him to fight the good fight of the faith. He is already defeated in regard to growing up into Christ. He believes he has already won the battle before he has fought it.

      When you are being lied to by those who come as ambassadors for the Devil in sheep's clothing, "Resist the Devil and he will flee from you." "Speak the truth in love" knowing demons speak through false shepherds. Tell him the Devil would be of no use to God in puttinig the body of Christ to the test were he already under our feet.

      You will find every false shepherd will back off from the lie because they are vain talkers whose main purpose is to recruit followers rather than come to a knowledge of the truth to set them free.

      When someone accuses you falsely, speak the truth in love. This is your shield of faith to quench all of the fiery darts of the Devil that demons will attempt to wound you with through your opponents. "Resist the Devil and he will flee from you."

      Whether you are young or old, developed or undeveloped spritually; there are ministering spirits nearby to help you wage spiritual warfare from the spiritual plane you are on. The Devil took Jesus up to the top of the holy temple bodily, but lesser demons will concern themselves with you. Fight the good fight of the faith with the power and the Light you currently possess to overcome evil with good, and the Spirit of the Lord will help you fight your battles.

THE DEVIL IS UNDER MY FEET:


      There is a message going around the churches and over the religious Media in America and on You Tube saying THE DEVIL IS UNDER OUR FEET.

      There's a song out with lyrics saying THE DEVIL CAN'T DO ME NO HARM.

      Some believers quote Romans 8:20 where Saint Paul spoke a prophecy to the persecuted church at Rome saying,

      "And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly."

      That prophecy was already fulfilled a long time ago if you know church history. Believers lived underground in the catacombs of Rome hiding from persecutors until Emperor Constantine made faith in Christ the religion of the Roman Empire.

      That prophecy was not addressed to the churches in America. It was addressed to believers in Rome. After Constantine embraced faith in the Lord, believers in Rome were able to go anywhere in the Roman Empire, bruising ground beneath their feet the Devil previously kept them from enjoying and so the prophecy was fulfilled.

      Saint John spoke in a context to believers in the early church when false prophets were about saying to them they overcame because he in them is greater than he in the world." (1 John 4:4)

      He was not speaking to believers in America. Churches and religious Media in America welcome false prophets with open arms. They have become the leaders of the church in America and the people love it.

      Saint Paul warned: "For the time will come when they (the church) will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables." (2 Timothy 4:3)

      You are alive in a time where big name religious leaders "through covetousness" ......."with feigned words make merchandise of you:......" (2 Peter 2:3a)

      They live in lavish mansions and fly about their business in multi-million dollar jets selling their religious merchandise and fund raising for the great works they say they are doing for God.

      You live in a time when congregations HEAP UP TEACHERS by purchasing their books, videos, audio cassettes, ....piling them up in heaps at home with ear tickling messages telling them what they want to hear rather than what they need to know to live holy lives and enter into the power of God.

      Take a good look at the wretched miserable spiritual condition America is in, and you will know the Devil is not under the feet of believers in this country.

      When has a Benny Hinn or a Kenneth Copeland taken their anointing into the Congress of the United States to move them in the power of God to put prayer back in the schools, stop killing babies in the wombs of Mothers and outlaw sodomy in America?

      The current President's pastor for the past twenty years cried out to his congregation in a sermon before retiring, "God damm America!"

      There is obviously something wrong.

      If all of these religious leaders who supposedly knock down whole rows of people slaying them in the Spirit in meetings, are really the Lord's anointed,...if they have made the LORD their refuge,...if they have made the most High their habitation;.....if they have obtained the promise "NO EVIL SHALL BEFALL " them,... then they are invinceable and should be able to "destroy the works of the devil."

      Jesus told his disciples, "Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you." (St Luke 10:19) If NOTHING BY ANY MEANS CAN HURT THEM, they should be able to walk into the burning fiery furnace like Shadrach, Meshach and Abindigo and come out without being hurt.

      Yet, we hear of no great works they have ever done. Just boastings.

      WHY HAVE WE NOT SEEN WITH OUR OWN EYES THE REWARD OF THE WICKED? (Psalm 91;8) Benny Hinn promised in one of many failed prophecies the sodomites of America would be destroyed by fire in the 1990's. Instead they multiplied in the nation while multitudes are still flooding into his meetings to hear his lies.

      IF GOD HAS GIVEN HIS ANGELS CHARGE OVER THESE BIG NAME RELIGIOUS LEADERS TO KEEP THEM IN ALL THEIR WAYS, WHY HAVE THEY NOT "SPOILED POWERS AND PRINCIPALITIES" LIKE JESUS DID IN OVERCOMING DEATH?

      Jesus healed those who were "OPPRESSED OF THE DEVIL" (Acts 10:38) but Hinn can't produce proof one person has ever been healed by his ministry.

      To make people feel good they say we are Spirit filled,.... and they say we have the power also, ....all you have to do is manifest it and the devil will be under your feet. So, let me ask you a few questions:

      IF THE DEVIL IS UNDER YOUR FEET,

      Why is evolution taught in our schools while creation is outlawed?

      IF THE ANGELS BEAR YOU UP SO YOU DON'T DASH YOUR FOOT AGAINST A STONE,

      Why did you get banged up in a car accident? Why did you get injured at work? Why are you injured playing sports?

      IF THE LORD IS YOUR REFUGE AND YOUR STRENGTH

      Why are you so powerless you can do so little or nothing about wickedness multiplying in America?

      IF THE DEVIL IS UNDER YOUR FEET,

      Why are your children coming home with purple hair, tattoo's and piercings and dope in their pockets?

      IF A THOUSAND SHALL FALL AT YOUR SIDE AND TEN THOUSAND AT YOUR RIGHT HAND,

      Why didn't America win the war in Viet Nam? In Korea? And why can't we subdue third world countries like Iraq and Afghanistan?

      IF THE ROARING LION IS UNDER YOUR POWER?

      Why did the World trade towers get knocked down?

      IF YOU HAVE SPOILED PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS,

      Why is prayer forbidden in America's schools?

      IF SPIRITS ARE SUBJECT TO YOU,

      Why is there divorce in almost every family in America?

      IF THERE IS A SHARP TWO EDGED SWORD IN YOUR MOUTH,

      Why are armed gangs multiplying in America?

      IF THE DEVIL IS UNDER YOUR FEET,

      Why are millions being killed in their Mother's wombs?

      IF YOU'RE NOT AFRAID FOR THE TERROR BY NIGHT

      Why are so many believers afraid to go out after dark?

      IF THE DEVIL IS UNDER YOUR FEET,

      Why are Muslims invading America?

      IF YOU HAVE SPOILED PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS,

      Why is the ACLU winning so many court cases in their effort to kick the Bible out of every government institution in America?

      IF SPIRITS ARE SUBJECT TO YOU,

      Why is demon driven Sodomy epidemic in America?

      IF YOU HAVE POWER OVER ALL THE POWER OF THE ENEMY,

      Why are politicians are no longer permitted to pray in the name of Jesus in the Country where freedom of speech was invented?

      IF HE THAT IS IN YOU IS GREATER THAN HE THAT IS IN THE WORLD,

      Our Presidents and Congressmen would be devout Bible believers. Abortion would be illegal. Sodomy would be a crime as it once was in the past. Witches, Satanists and fortune tellers would be deported. Muslims would not be allowed into our Country. Only Christ centered faith would enjoy freedom of religion. Sin would not be glorified in the Media or in filmmaking. The Bible would still be a text book in our schools. Evolution would not be promoted in our schools, in National Geographic magazines or by NASA. Murderers would be executed promptly after receiving a fair trial. Drug manufacturers would thoroughly test their pills in laboratories instead of using the public for guinea pigs. Built in obsolescence in our products would be outlawed. The rich would pay their fair share of taxes. And many other good things would be happening in America instead of wickedness corrupting our way of life.

      The Devil is not under you feet. He carried Jesus up to the heights of the temple to tempt him and when he failed, he carried Jesus to the top of a high mountain to show him all the glories of this world in his power and offered them to Jesus if only he would fall down and worship him, but Jesus rebuked him and the Devil departed. The Lord had a sharp two edged sword in his mouth when he spoke, but you have yet to hide the Word of God in your heart; so you do not know how to speak the Word in the Spirit it was written.

      You have been told the victories of Jesus are your victories. You have been told he took all your suffering on the cross, so you don't have to suffer; and you believe these lies.

      You haven't read your Bible like you should,... have you? Saint Peter tells us WE ARE TO ARM OURSELVES WITH THE MIND OF CHRIST TO SUFFER IN THE FLESH. (1 Peter 4:1) Chances are you have armed yourself to seek pleasure and be poor, to seek riches and become pierced through with many sorrows, and you have become entangled in the cares of this world; so the Word that is in you is choked and cannot bring forth fruit.

      Hasn't anyone told you? WE HAVE TO SUFFER FOR THE GOSPEL TO CEASE FROM SIN?

      Saint Peter tells us, "As Christ has suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he who has suffered in the flesh..... has ceased from sin;

      You will have no power spiritually until you arm yourselves with the mind of Christ to suffer in the flesh for the gospel of Jesus Christ. Everyone going about seeking material prosperity is inviting freedom of religion to exit from the back door in America.

      There is not only a major nationwide backsliding (Apostasia) taking place; there is a major persecution filling the void in government and in our nation's institutions where God's people retreated from the righteousness of Christ to comfort themselves.

      Peter tells us WE ARE CALLED TO SUFFER.

      He writes: "For what glory is it, if, when you are buffeted for your faults, you shall take it patiently? but if, when you do well, and suffer for it, you take it patiently, this is acceptable with God. For even hereunto were you called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow his steps: (1 Peter 2:20/21)

      The victories Jesus won belong to Jesus. Why do you think you can take his victories without also taking his suffering?

      The Lord is our example for us to live holy lives set apart unto God living in absolute separation to serve Him and become empowered to do what he reveals for us to do.

      Then your victories through obedience to the cross of the living sacrifice will produce the desired effect, when you have overcome evil with good in the anointing of the Spirit. And if you choose to live a secular life, what makes you think that gives you a license to sin?

      You who live for your own selves selfishly will remain vulnerable to the growing numbers of wolves in sheep's clothing going about the land to make merchandise of you to enrich themselves.

      There is a growing army of persecutors looking for ways to remove the faithful in Christ from the earth so they can have it all to themselves with their god, the Devil.

      May God help you to see the Light and hear the truth in what is being said. It is truth, the whole truth and nothing but truth that sets holy men and women free to serve God in his Spirit, and claim he within is greater than he in the world. As long as you're alive to self, he in you is darkness of self and your "flesh is contrary to the Spirit". You must die to self to come forth into the promises of God.