WWW.TRUTHINSCRIPTURE.COM Understanding Our Enemy The Powers of Darkness
John 1:3 Through him ALL THINGS were made; without him nothing was made that has been made Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth
GOD CREATED EVERYTHING Colossians 1:16 by him ALL THINGS created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; ALL THINGS were created by him and for him.
YES. God even created Satan and the powers of darkness God even tells us why as we will see later in this video
The Devil is NO JOKE We ignore the devil at our own peril God told us all we need to know in the Scriptures
What you are about to see will be a shock to most Christians We are not to dwell on these dark powers But the TRUTH will set you free. However, we must receive the wisdom God gave us so we may overcome sin and the world.
Hosea 4:6 my people are destroyed from lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also reject you as my priests; because you have ignored the law of your God The enemy comes to destroy us. That means our house. My hope is this video may awaken some to the truth Many souls have been lost due to ignorance
Preface I love Jesus Christ. I am striving to obey Him 100% as that is what He called us to do. God has given me revelation directly and through other men. This truth has largely been hidden from our eyes. I do not boast in this, it is a burden. But I must follow God and not men and put this light of truth out to the world. Only receive this, if God shows it to you in the Scriptures. I am just a man.
I will tie all of this together for you and speak to the LOVE of Jesus and how we are protected and delivered from the enemy. This will be GOOD NEWS once you see it But first I must lay a foundation, so the focus here will be on the darker side of things. This will be a multi-part series
We are warned that deceivers would come and there would be MANY of them. The most basic false doctrine has us believing anybody or anything that has “Jesus” or “Christianity” as its label. THIS IS A DOCTRINE OF A DEMON It says to ignore the devil Without fear of God, there is no true knowledge of God. When we ignore the devil or cut out the powers of darkness out of the Bible -- we are readily deceived.
The DEMONS have never gone away. Jesus came to destroy their works, but they are still here. Not fearing God and ignoring these powers, leads us to pursue the lusts of the flesh and the world. A false peace and security results.
These powers are not destroyed until the LORD returns. The DEMONS are still here. We best not be ignorant of their schemes any longer
Let’s see thru the fog of apostasy And the light the Lord gave to us
There are many words in the Scriptures that are types and allegories to the Powers of Darkness Jesus said the religious wise would never ever see it. He has been proven right, our modern day Pharisees are blind as bats. Like the parables in the NT, Jesus said the understanding is hidden and revealed to us only by Him.
Common Types & Allegories The Powers of Darkness • Waters , the sea • Tree cutters • Clouds • Winds • Locusts • The Sword • Fire • Serpents and snakes • Wolves • Wild Beasts • Lions, leopards • Birds of prey • Armies • Nebuchadnezzar Let’s go look at some in the WORD
Matthew 5:17 Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill You need to understand and see that it was the LORD speaking thru the Prophets. These are the words of God and they apply to us this very day.
They are the raging sea in the Scriptures. The POD bring the end time flood Luke 21:25 There will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth dismay among nations, in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the waves The POD are the “roaring” sea in the Prophets Remember when Jesus calmed the seas when the disciples were afraid?
Jeremiah 6:23 They seize bow and spear; they are cruel and have no mercy; their voice roars like the sea Isaiah 5:30 And it will growl over it in that day like the roaringof the sea If one looks to the land, behold, there is darkness and distress; Even the light is darkened by its clouds Isaiah 51:15 For I am the LORD your God, who stirs up the sea and its waves roar Jeremiah 5:22 'Do you not fear Me?' declares the LORD 'Do you not tremble in My presence? or I have placed the sand as a boundary for the sea, An eternal decree, so it cannot cross over it
Daniel in the lions den. Hello, that is us today! These beasts follow Satan, they are the devils army, they are evil spirits/demons Mark 1:13 And He was in the wilderness forty days being tempted by Satan; and He was with the WILD BEASTS, and the angels were ministering to Him Lions , leopards, jackals, etc, the “wild beasts” refer to the POD
We’ve all know this verse, but do we really see it in the rest of the Scriptures? 1 Kings 20:36 Then he said to him, “Because you have not listened to the voice of the LORD, behold, as soon as you have departed from me, a lion will kill you.” And as soon as he had departed from him a lion found him and killed him 1 Peter 5:8Be of sober spirit, be on the alert Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring LION, seeking someone to devour.
Psalm 57 My soul is among lions; I must lie among those who breathe forth fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows. And their tongue a sharp sword. My friends, I could paste in pages of passages about lions. We are in a lions den. We are aliens and strangers in a hostile land. Psalm 104 You appoint darkness and it becomes night, In which all the beasts of the forest prowl about. The young lions roar after their prey and seek their food from God. When the sun rises they withdraw Jeremiah 5 They have refused to repent. Therefore a lion from the forest will slay them
Leopards are very hard to spot, they are camouflaged, very FAST, and share traits with wolves in sheep's clothing
If we are not truly Born Again under God’s protection, the picture looks like this one
Jeremiah 5:6 Therefore a lion from the forest will slay them, A wolf of the deserts will destroy them, a leopard is watching their cities. Everyone who goes out of them will be torn in pieces, Because their transgressions (sins) are many, Their apostasies are numerous
Jeremiah 12:9 Is My inheritance like a speckled bird of prey to Me? Are the birds of prey against her on every side? Go, gather all the beasts of the field, Bring them to devour! Isaiah 18:6 They will be left together for mountain birds of prey, and for the beasts of the earth; and the birds of prey will spend the summer feeding on them, and all the beasts of the earth will spend harvest time on them
Matthew 7:19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire The Powers of Darkness are the tree cutters in Scripture
We are the trees of the field. Our assemblies are the forests. Wake up my brothers and sisters. Axmen are everywhere, many look like sheep Isaiah 55:12 You will live in joy and peace. The mountains and hills will burst into song, and the trees of the field will clap their hands!
Daniel 4:14 He shouted out and spoke as follows:" Chop down the tree and cut off its branches, Strip off its foliage and scatter its fruit; Let the beasts flee from under it and the birds from its branches. The fallen church is this BIG TREE
Worldly Christians are destroyed by the tree cutters, they left Egypt but then returned to it when the suffering in the wilderness came about Jeremiah 46 - They will chop down her forest,“ declares the LORD, dense though it be. They are more numerous than locusts, they cannot be counted. The Daughter of Egypt will be put to shame, handed over to the people of the north
Isaiah 9:10 The bricks have fallen down, But we will rebuild with smooth stones; The sycamores have been cut down, But we will replace them with cedars The famous cedars of Lebanon, big and strong. like true Children of God
Psalm 140 They sharpen their tongues as a serpent; Poison of a viper is under their lips Psalm 91 You will tread upon the lion and cobra, the young lion and the serpent you will trample down The enemy’s weapons Are lies, their leader is the father of all lies Do you see what this says. When we are truly Born of God, the devil cannot harm us Isaiah 11:8 The nursing child will play by the hole of the cobra, and the weaned child will put his hand on the viper's den
Snakes and Serpents are the most obvious type of these dark powers SNAKES ARE ALL OVER YOUR BIBLE Isaiah 27 In that day the LORD will punish Leviathanthe fleeing serpent, with His fierce and great and mighty sword, Even Leviathan the twisted serpent; and He will kill the dragon who lives in the sea Jeremiah 8:17 For behold, I am sending serpents against you, Adders, for which there is no charm, and they will bite you," declares the LORD
Jeremiah 46 Its sound moves along like a serpent; For they move on like an army and come to her as woodcutters with axes Notice the description of “them” as woodcutters! Are you starting to see the inter-relationships and references to the Powers of Darkness? Amos 9:3 From there I will command the serpent and it will bite them Isaiah 34 The desert creatures will meet with the wolves, The hairy goat also will cry to its kind; Yes, the night monster will settle there and will find herself a resting place. The tree snake will make its nest and lay eggs there
These lying powers are the locusts Joel 1What the gnawing locust has left, the swarming locust has eaten; And what the swarming locust has left, the creeping locust has eaten; And what the creeping locust has left, the stripping locust has eaten. 5Awake, drunkards, and weep; They eat your soul by getting you to drink the sweet wine of another gospel and you get drunk and fall asleep!
Locust are a curse from God for SIN and REBELLION against His Word Deuteronomy 28 - However, if you do not obey the LORD your God ……all these curses will come upon you and overtake you
Deuteronomy 28:41 - You will have sons and daughters but you will not keep them, because they will go into captivity. Swarms of locusts will take over all your trees and the crops of your land. God does not change. These are not bugs! They are the powers of darkness and they are always present when sin and rebellion to God’s word are present
Amos 4:9 Many times I struck your gardens and vineyards, I struck them with blight and mildew. Locusts devoured your fig and olive trees, yet you have not returned to me. This is a peak into the LOVE of GOD God Demands Your Whole Heart, otherwise He sends locusts to bring you to repentance
Look at how the locusts are described Revelation 9:7 The appearance of the locusts was like horses prepared for battle; and on their heads appeared to be crowns like gold, and their faces were like the faces of men. They had hair like the hair of women, and their teeth were like the teeth of lions.
The Locusts They ride horses: That is people, these spirits work in fleshly bodies. Spirits live in people. They are religious: They have what looks like crowns on their heads Hair was like women: They are of weak faith as hair is their covering Teeth Like Lions: They tell lies, religious lies Faces Like Men: They work thru people, deceived Christians
My friends, these locusts are the ones that bring the God Sent strong delusion. They include MANY religious liars and they deceive many by their false gospel. They have brought the FLOOD OF LIES that leads to another Jesus. THE DELUSION IS ALREADY HERE
The sweet gospel being sold by these locusts turns bitter in the end. The lies accommodate sin. We must stand on the true gospel.
King Nebuchadnezzar is a type for Satan The story about Shadrack, Meshek and Abegnedo in Daniel 3?
This what Satan does. He tries to get us to bow to his image. It is a very very easy way to be “saved”. BUT IT IS A LIE!
If you do not take the easy way, but instead stand on the true gospel about denying yourself, suffering, being persecuted…... You are thrown into the furnace.
Understand who and what this king represents in Scripture Jeremiah 27:5-8I have made the earth, the man and the beast that are on the ground, by My great power and by My outstretched arm, and have given it to whom it seemed properto Me. 6 And now I have given all these lands into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, My servant; and the beasts of the field I have also given him to serve him
Major Types for the POD Not Covered so far include: • The storm winds, the tempests • The sword • The fire and scorched heat • Wolves I hope to add these into the next series
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After the fall of Adam and Eve. God placed enmity between the devil and the church Gen 3 - And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed
Ever since Adam’s fall, the gates to the TREE have been guarded by the powers of darkness