Be Careful of the Spirits That Are Present

Posted: December 21, 2012 in Articles, Religion
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2 Corinthians 10:3-6:  “For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does.  The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.  We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.  And we will be ready to punish every act of disobedience, once your obedience is complete.”

2 Corinthians 6:7:  “in truthful speech and in the power of God; with weapons of righteousness in the right hand and in the left;”

Ephesians 6:12:  “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”

We as Christians must be cognizant that the enemy and his minions are always on the prowl to attach themselves to any mission that Christ would have us do so that it would become corrupt and dead like they are.

For any and everything that exists in this realm there is a corresponding spiritual element that corresponds to it and despite what is proliferated throughout the media, in music, and even in many of today’s pulpits there are only two types of spirits; One that is of Jesus Christ which represents all that is true, good, proper, and beneficial and where His Spirit abounds life most assuredly is always found in the person of peace, joy, happiness, and hope.  The other spirit that often mimics Jesus’ Spirit in seemingly various differing forms but is truly only one form is anything that is not of God’s Spirit and directly opposes His will and thus it is “Anti” to Jesus and therefore is “anti-Christ”.

If we look at something as simple as music we can see that all musical gifts are given to the people who have them from God but while some use their talents/gifts to glorify God’s Holy name, His Kingdom, His Love, His kindness, His joy,  His hope and to bring happiness to mankind others have allowed those same talents to be used to usher in darkness that imitates God’s light while in its wake bringing happiness, misery, hate, loathing, and ultimately death.

They if viewed by the untrained eye look like they are the same talents/gifts from God but when used in opposition for their intended purposes the resulting effect of their production is totally different just as differing as “God’s Kingdom of Light and Life” is and the enemy’s “kingdom of darkness, death and destruction” is.

This does not make these people evil for evil’s sake but whether or not they acknowledge their transgress against God the truth is that they are and in doing so their music, their lifestyles, their wealth, their words, their deed, etc., do not glorify or magnify God but glorifyy and magnify in their ignorance the devil.

We as believer’s in Christ need to pray daily and ask the Lord for His discernment (not our own which is often foolish) to recognize in any and everything that we take task to whether the corresponding spirit that is attached to be of the Spirit of Jesus Christ or of the spirit of the “anti-Christ”.

Learning to discern the difference is important because it can keep us from pitfalls that we otherwise would not avoid so in our prepatory prayers for each day and anytime that we commune with the Lord we should remember to ask the Lord to show us and protect us from these evil spirits as well as to keep them from attaching to us or our households.

We have already won the war when we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior but we still must fight many battles and make no mistake about it they as well as the weapons we fight them with are spiritual so we must always be in the business of “under-girding” our Spirit-man with God’s word as we put on the “Armor of God”.

Pray everyday before you go into battle as if your life depends on it…for it does.

Pray everyday before you go into battle as if the ones that you love’s life depends on it…for it does.

Pray everyday before you go into battle as if the peoples that you are bringing the good news of Jesus Christ and God’s Kingdom life depends on it…for it does.

This is our task and we must take heed that we do have an enemy that is “always seeking to kill, steal, and destroy us” so we must always be “en’ guard” in preparation to do battle as one with Jesus Christ until the day that we will war no more and reign forever with the Prince of Peace, Lord of Lord’s, The Way the Truth and the Life as a co-heir to the throne of God with Him.

I bid you peace and pray for your increased discernment in distinguishing between the Spirit of Jesus Christ and the “anti” that opposes Him at every turn and I pray that you pray the same for me.

 He loves you today and seeks to have a personal, loving relationship with you that will change your life in glorious ways and He desires only to do the best for you as He has planned for your before the day that you were born…all that you have to do is accept it.

Be blessed and have a Jesus-filled day!

Ron “Big Black” Garrett

 

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