Our Authority Over the Enemy by Rob Pue via Dr Mike Spaulding
Why does our culture and our world continue to spin deeper and deeper down the drain of sewage and depravity? Everywhere we look, good is called “evil” and evil is called “good.” Everything is backwards from God’s natural order. Everything is a demonic counterfeit of God’s perfect plan and design.
Today, as we read in Romans 1, it seems God has given the world over to depraved, reprobate minds. Vile affections, blood lust, worship of false gods. “Filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, spiteful, proud, boasters, INVENTORS of evil things, disobedient to parents, without understanding, covenant-breakers, without natural affection (even for their own children); undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, and unmerciful.” Is it any wonder that God has given most people in this world over to reprobate minds?
A dark cloud of judgment has fallen upon our land. And it is our own fault. Why is the church today, so powerless? Or perhaps better stated, why is modern American Christendom — the INSTITUTIONAL so-called “churches” — why are THEY so powerless and effeminate? Outwardly, they practice a FORM of godliness, but they deny the power of GOD. I dare say that MOST professing Christians and church-goers today are just as carnal as the worldly. They may act “holy” during the “worshiptainment” they enjoy at their local “Godmart.” But they really have no idea whatsoever what being a Christ-follower is really all about. Salt that has lost the savor, therefore USELESS — except to be thrown out and trampled under the feet of men. That is, if they ever HAD any “salt” to begin with.
Increasingly, Lucifer and his demons are reigning on this earth. Mind you, it is only because God Almighty allows it, for now. But nevertheless, the demonic realm is very REAL, and very effective at destroying all who will fall for his lies and deceptions. And make no mistake, ALL he offers are lies and deceptions, because he is the father of lies and there is no truth in him. His goal is to lie, deceive and twist as many minds into godless rebellion as possible, leading to the ultimate death and destruction of as many of God’s image-bearers as possible. That means YOU, friend. We are ALL targets, simply because we are made in God’s image, and though our Creator is not willing that any should perish, MOST will, by their own choice.
In the book of Job, we read that “One day, the sons of God (the angels) came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came with them. The Lord asked Satan, ‘Where have you come from?’ ‘From roaming through the earth,’ Satan answered Him, ‘and walking around on it.’”
Ezekiel 28 is a two-fold prophecy — regarding the proud, boastful King of Tyre, who thought he was a god. The King’s judgment was pronounced: “Because you regard your heart as that of a god, I am about to bring strangers against you, ruthless men from the nations. They will draw their swords against your magnificent wisdom and will defile your splendor. They will bring you down to the Pit, and you will die a violent death.” Such is always the end of those who celebrate “pride.”