“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 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. (Eph. 6:10-12).
The Hidden Hand That Animates the Marionette
The above passage of Scripture unveils the shrouded source of all evil, “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.”
The actual enemies of Christianity are not people. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood….” People who attack, ridicule, and persecute believers are unknowingly captives of the devil. The antagonists of Christianity are not the impetus of evil; they are merely the puppets, spiritually blind instruments, victims of spiritual wickedness in high places.”
Through diabolical deception, Satan, the undetected god of this present evil world, keeps people in a state of personal, spiritual, philosophical, social, and political blindness. The invisible influence is responsible for the visible anarchy and depravity; actual battle occurs in the unseen arena. The real enemy lurks in the shadows, pulling the strings.
If we could pull back the veil between the two realms of reality (spiritual and physical, intangible and tangible), we would be astonished and terrified by the spiritual sphere swarming with undetected demon activity.
We are witnessing an extraordinary worldwide outburst of demonic activity in these end times. The final stages of an ancient clash between God and Satan, Light and darkness. World events are being shaped and controlled by undetected beguiling evil spirits, “the rulers of the darkness of this world…” Thus, our real battle is not against people but “against spiritual wickedness in high places.”
The resulting acceleration of natural catastrophes, plagues, rumors of world war, class warfare, racial divide, the decline of “western civilization,” and resultant decadence are orchestrated by “the god of this world.” The goal is “Globalism,” totalitarian world government controlled by the “antichrist.”
As Christians, it is essential on every level to recognize this truth; if not, we will waste our time and energy fighting the captives instead of freeing them, spiritually engaging the real enemy. “Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.” (2 Cor. 2:11). Remember: “greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world…” (1 John 4:4).
“Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” The Lord Jesus Christ (John 14:1-3).
A W Weckeman
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