There is no question that there are adversarial forces in place - against all good. The question is, especially as adversities unfold, who is “the” real adversary? Who or what is the prime source of the bad news these days? And how might that lead us to the Good News of our having been redeemed out of the kingdom of darkness and translated into Christ’s heavenly kingdom of light?
Let’s take a deeper look than the spin the news broadcasting outlets try to draw our attention to, whether they are mainstream or alternative. They all need to go to a higher level.
So does the Body of Christ for the most part - in its ideas, awareness, and understandings really need to grasp what makes things tick. To find that out can mean going down some pretty deep rabbit holes. Yet we need to become far better informed and bolder in sharing what we discover, as bizarre as it may seem to our sense of “normalcy” - because we have been too busy playing church rather than understanding our purpose and doing our spiritual warfare.
Here’s an example of what I mean by that: opening the Pandora's Box of human trafficking, and organ trafficking - especially where children are concerned - can apparently have dire consequences. I know, it's difficult for most of us to accept that there are people who do horrendous things to kids that most of us do not even want to think about. We push it away; we say, no it cannot be; no human would do that.
How utterly naive and sheltered we are in our little religious niches! Because there are some human beings, yes, who actually do that. What’s even more surprising is who some of those people are.
Unfortunately what went on in the ancient past has never quite died out (Satanic ritual abuse, human sacrifice, general blood letting that appeases demons - fallen angels - passing themselves off as “gods” ), and those who are devotees of these practices are looking for "tolerance" and "inclusivity" and “normalization”, in the culture at large and even in the churches! I think not! It's time for America to understand this: we're not in Kansas anymore, Toto. The quiet decency of Mayberry and the 1950s is no longer.
Scripture tells us that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and that the beginning of wisdom is to hate evil. Time to reckon with the reality that there is a time to love and a time to hate (Ecclesiastes 3:8) - not hating other human beings, but the psychopathic depravity some are ensnared in and capable of, and the fact that it needs to stop once and for all.
When humans are spiritually imprisoned in that space, they are seduced, enthralled, and overcome with the intoxication of evil (spiritual venom) and willingly take up some of the most heinous practices known anywhere. And they are rewarded for it with great wealth and especially power over others. They have given themselves over to evil.
There are things being done to counteract this on a law enforcement level, more than many people realize and at some higher echelons of government. It is being “quietly” addressed. This is hushed in mainstream media. Some of the alternative media has a handle on it; however, they are often censored and /or completely silenced, or made to look like fools for exposing it.
And there have been casualties of late. Everything from censorship to assassination attempts to murder, to keep the truth from coming forward. Need I say more?
The times are “apocalyptic”. What that word means is that we are experiencing “a time of revealing” on a massive, global scale. Might it be time to lay the ax to the root?
Scripture directs, as it always has, that we are not only to have nothing to do with the unfruitful works of darkness, but to even expose them, since it is shameful to even speak of what the disobedient do in secret (Ephesians 5:10-12). This is being done to a degree. Timing could not be better, as it may be that this is the great and terrible day of the Lord, especially for those involved. What’s becoming clear is that exposure to the light of truth makes these workers of darkness scatter like roaches. They know their time is at hand. They either go into stealth mode, or like cornered animals lunge forward aggressively, baring fang and claw.
Yet the strategy against this present darkness is multi faceted and layered.
What this is pointing to is that mankind’s true adversary’s “directing activities” are metaphysical, beyond the physical comprehension, in other words. Human devotees of these dark entities become the channels, the representatives of grotesque agendas of darkness, for which they are rewarded and empowered (on a temporary and temporal basis) on earth, to accomplish the Adversary’s assault on mankind, and further their rebellion against the Lord and His people.
Consequently what we Christians need to realize is - per Ephesians 6 - “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.Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints…”
We do well to contemplate and commence with what this implies for us who name the name of Christ, and see to it that we will not have taken that name in vain! We must honor Him, and be of one mind with Him, no matter what happens, realizing the powerful spiritual nature of what we are called to be and to do, in His strength, in such a time as this. It needs to begin with some “truth in the inward parts” on our own behalf - a sincere, deep, Holy Spirit led self assessment followed up with some genuine repentance and turning away from evil and toward the Almighty!
We can begin by praying according to Psalm 60:11,12 - “O give us help against the adversary, For deliverance by man is in vain. Through God we shall do valiantly, And it is He who will tread down our adversaries.”
So be it.