9/15/2018 0 Comments
Continuing our Bi-Monthly Series of Tuesday/Saturday Posts; Post 1, July 17, 2018; Post 2, July 21, 2018; Post 3, July 31, 2018; Post 4 A-B, August 4, 2018. 'the world'; Posts 5,6, August 14,18, 2018, 'the flesh'; Post 7a, August 28, 2018; Post 7b, September 1, 2018; Post 7c, September 4, 2018; Post 7d, September 8, 2018; Post 7e, September 11, 2018; and adding for our final posts, Wednesday, Post 7f, September 12, 2018; Thursday, Post 7g, September 13, 2018; Friday, Post 7h, September 14, 2018; and Saturday, Post i, September 15, 2018.
Why the World, the Flesh, & the Devil, and where we must be prepared to go to be valiant - in Spiritual Warfare? Understanding - 'the battlefield' for the 'warfare'.
Welcome, Welcome all my Beloved Friends who seek 'Thy testimonies are wonderful; therefore my soul keeps them. The unfolding of thy words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple. With open mouth I pant, because I long for thy commandments. Turn to me and be gracious to me, as is thy wont toward those who love thy name. Keep steady my steps according to thy promise, and let no iniquity get dominion over me. Redeem me from man's oppression, that I may keep thy precepts. Make thy face shine upon thy servant, and teach me thy statutes. My eyes shed streams of tears, because men do not keep thy law.' [Psalm 119: 129-136, RSV] audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
Now, concluding our posts this week, since our continuing Tuesday/Saturday Series, August 28, 2018 and September 1, 2018, this week let us use all days to finish the topic, to get all in on the most important 'topic'. 'Spiritual Warfare and the "Devil and His Devil Spirits".'
For you see, the third part in our Christian battle is with the devil.
What are 'Principalities', 'Powers', 'World Rulers of Darkness', and 'Spiritual Wickedness in High Places'?
Let me state this, in a special note, repeated, at the end of our posts in this series.
The purpose of these teachings are that we may begin to understand the goodness of God, as opposed to the evilness of the devil. These two parameters are often blurred and confused: whereby evil is wrongfully attributed to God, the Father of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Understanding the goodness of God is first and foremost in spiritual warfare, in order to build the kind of faith that will move mountains, and fulfill God's promise of victory in our lives. [See especially our post dated September 8, 2018, Ephesians 6:10-18; Spiritual Armor for the Believer]
We won't dwell on speculations, but, to know the truth, that this 'spiritual dimension' is impacting the world, and the flesh, is from the devil. We need to know and recognize when these 'evil beings' are influencing our lives. 'Wherefore take up the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and, having done all, to stand.' [Ephesians 6:13]
We must have the knowledge from His Word, and not let our guard down! Therefore, let us ever be praying, 'Heavenly Father, for your Glory, and for the Praise of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, open the eyes of our understanding, each day. Lead us not into temptation, but, keep us pointed and living a life every pleasing to you.' Amen. Amen.
As Christians we are delivered from the power of the prince of the air, and from the sinful nature that once ruled our path in life. When we received God's Holy Spirit, at the moment of our conversion to Christ, we were translated from the kingdom of darkness to the kingdom of God's light, in which we now have God in Christ in us. We are continually delivered and empowered by God as we walk according to His Word and Spirit that He has given us. As we do this, we take our seat in the heavenlies with Christ, for scripture reads:
'Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, [by grace ye are saved] And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.' [Notice - it is for the praise of His exceeding riches of His grace - unearned and unmerited by the recipient.]
Jesus is also called a Prince, He is called 'the Prince of Peace and of Life' (Isaiah. 9:6 and Acts 3:15) Whose kingdom plays no part in this present world system of darkness. Prior to His arrest, Jesus said to His disciples,
'Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.'
And further at John 18:36
'Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.'
Please note: Jesus is not speaking against the Jews, for Jesus and His followers were Jewish. He is speaking against the hypocritical religious authorities who would have Jesus killed versus lose their sphere of control over the people of God, in which their own belly was their god. [Remember what inhibits any person from coming to Jesus, or, from following Jesus - the 'blindness' of 'the lust of the eyes', 'the pride of life', and 'the lust of the flesh'. 1 John 2:15-17]
The details of God's plan, His provision of escape from Satan's kingdom of darkness through faith in Christ, was kept a mystery from the beginning of time. It wasn't until the revelation of the Son of God on earth, and His complete victory in His death and resurrection for the salvation of humanity, that the mystery of salvation through Christ is revealed to us. The Apostle Paul states,
1 Corinthians 2:7-10: 'But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory. Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.'
In other words, if God's enemies knew that the Lord's death would bring the Kingdom of God and His power into the hearts of every believer, with His gift of the Holy Spirit, and thus bring God's light into the world, they would not have crucified Him! He was crucified, according to God's Plan, BUT! HE IS RISEN AND ASCENDED BACK TO THE FATHER, WAITING FOR THE FATHER'S COMMAND TO RETURN!! [This is a perfect example of how this Scripture comes to pass, Romans 8:28, 'And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.'] Or as Joseph said to his brothers of old, Genesis 50:20, 'But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.'
SO THEN, THE PIVOTAL QUESTION FOR YOU IS - Who is your prince?
Take your time, reviewing these and other posts in 'this room of my house in and with Jesus'.' Remember, you are responsible for 'your choice' of the Prince of Peace, Jesus, or, the prince of the power of the air, Satan. Choice ever so wisely, in the Precious Name of Jesus Christ, Our Lord and Savior; Our God. New Posts shall not post prior to the week beginning, September 24, 2018. Amen. Amen.
We need to know and recognize when these 'evil beings' are influencing our lives. 'Wherefore take up the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and, having done all, to stand.' [Ephesians 6:13] Let not your guard down!
Heavenly Father, for your Glory, and for the Praise of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, open the eyes of our understanding, as we have concluded our studies, and now, take time to prayerfully review the post with you. Amen. Amen.
Welcome to the 'Biblical Topical Blog' where we will posts on topics from A-Z. It will not be 'politically correct' - but, the posts shall be - 'AS IT IS WRITTEN' - GOD'S WORD. Enjoy!
Satira M. Quarles, Esquire
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