under His watchcare in 2010
In His Service, Carole, A Royal Heir
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Ephesians 6:10-12
Satan does exist—our broken society testifies to his reality. Those who ignore him do so at their own peril. This is also true of Christians because we are all at war against him. Spiritual warfare is personal; Satan crafts specific attacks for each individual. Though he cannot steal a believer’s spirit from God, he can and does harass us physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Every ambush and frontal attack is meant to defeat our witness so we can’t live a victorious Christ-centered life.
Our foe is not omniscient, but he is crafty. He observes our strong and weak points to determine the best areas for attack. As soon as his quarry becomes comfortable and least expects trouble, the Adversary springs a trap. Among his most deceptive tactics is hiding behind familiar faces in order to misguide our fury. For example, he may tempt a husband to make an unwise financial decision that angers the wife and leaves her feeling insecure. But the husband is not her enemy—he needs her love and forgiveness. The enemy is always Satan and his legion of demons.
The first rule of warfare is to know one’s enemy, and thanks to Scripture, we can. The Bible also contains an important assurance: “Greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world.” 1 John 4:4.
The combined forces of hell cannot equal the supernatural power of a single believer. We have Christ living within us—the same Christ whose birth we celebrate, who was triumphant on the cross and whose final victory over Satan is prophesied in Revelation. Through Him, we can conquer Satan and win our unseen battles.
Have you ever thought of what it would be like to be the earthly father of the Son of God? You might see it as being the ultimate stepfather. What a mind boggling thought.
Reflect for a while on this man, Joseph. It might be instructive and beneficial.
During the past few years I have been doing a long-term
study on the occult and New Age beliefs. Often I feel nearer
to the spirit world than I do to this physical one.
These things are all related: New Age, demons, the occult,
psychology/psychiatry (the 'wisdom of man'), global warming,
"Mother Earth" (Gaia), UFO's, hauntings, psychic detectives,
yoga, voodoo, New Age religions and much more.
The latest are the 'child psychics.' The newest fad in the
psycho-babble world is "Indigo Children" (the older kids) and
"Crystal Children" (the young ones). Their parents and
teachers seem to be thrilled about all of this, until they
have lived with it for a while.
At first they are beaming from ear to ear that these
children see spirits and orbs all over the place (including
their bedrooms at night, where they are scared to death),
do automatic writing, see auras, are clairvoyant -- all the
usual things the Bible has prohibited since Day One. They
portray it as though it were something new. Either they
know nothing of history or they are simply deceived.
Later it begins to come out how troubled these children
are. They have a variety of problems, not limited to, but
including slow to speak, panic attacks, depression, behavior
problems, they are stubborn and willful, fearful, emotionally
disturbed, afflicted with all types of illnesses, including
chronic fatigue, allergies and asthma all the way up to
worse things. Some attribute these phenomena to absorbing
all of the 'karma' from the people around them.
Many have imaginary playmates, often terrifying ones.
Often there is a family history of psychic ability, as is
frequently the case with demonic possession.
Many psychiatrists and psychologists are identifying
with and encouraging all of this. Some seem to be enchanted
and enthralled with it, encouraging the children to do an
odd assortment of things such as Indian chants, voodoo,
drumming, etc. They also teach the children "linking",
which is opening their minds to others and developing
telepathy. The entire community seems to see this as an
evolutionary step (New Age speak) which is definitely on
the increase, and is indeed becoming prolific in the U.S.
Many of psychiatrists characterize it as a form of mental
illness, such as ADD and ADHD, and they are treating these
children with drugs. And the public is eating it up.
All of this is as old as mankind and is demonic,
ranging from demon influences all the way up the scale
to complete possession. This is a spiritual problem.
Very few read God's Word anymore. Otherwise they
would recognize all of this for the evil it is.
These shall make war with the Lamb, and The Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that Are with Him are called, and chosen, and faithful. Rev. 17:14