“Denying the Devil’s Presence Doesn’t Make Him Less Real” by Dr.J.

Denying the power and the presence of the devil doesn’t make him less real. Downplaying the devil’s purpose on earth doesn’t nullify his purpose. What denying and downplaying does for the believer is make him susceptible to deception. The devil’s limited power and earthly purpose are real although still under the sovereign power of the all powerful God.

Revelation‬ ‭13:4-5, 7‬ ‭KJV‬‬ “And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.”‭‭

‭‭Some of us are deceived by earthly governments that the enemy has infiltrated and has set up workers of iniquity under his rule. We focus on men (flesh and blood people like Trump and the producers and writers of the series Lucifer and the Preachers of Atlanta). We focus on the worldliness of worldly issues (campaigns and debates and racial injustice ) instead of discerning the real source of the world’s issue – events that are spiritually and prophetically happening before our eyes. And so we are deceived.

Deception is so subtle that when the beast from the sea and beast from the earth rise to power on earth, some of us will revere them. What are you doing to prepare for the forty and two months of the reign of the enemy? Are you fasting? Praying? Studying the Word? Teaching? Preaching? Prophesying? Evangelizing? Witnessing? Spreading the gospel so that souls won’t be lost? How are you in position for the veils scales and cataracts to be removed from your own eyes? Are you walking in obedience because sin blinds us? Do you ask for a spirit of discernment so that you will recognize false doctrine? Are your ears itching now or does your spirit receive the truth?

Who is the anti Christ? What are anti Christ spirits? Who is “the False Prophet?” If we don’t know the Word and understand that the devil is real, how will we recognize them when they run for office, start a church, establish policies and treaties, or incarcerate and kill our people? What is the panacea? God is the panacea- not rallying, picketing, protesting, wearing t-shirts, retaliating, or focusing on flesh and blood. If our weapons are not carnal, our war isn’t either. We are dealing with spiritual warfare. Some say “we give the enemy too much power.” Well denying the devil’s presence and power won’t make him any less real. However, obeying God, praying fervently to God, and having faith in God can transform situations over which the enemy temporarily has control. You have to know the devil exists to be equipped to fight the devil. Dr.J.

 

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“Stay Behind the Force Field” by Dr.J.

It doesn’t faze me if anyone “comes for” me or my child. When those who are “coming” arrive, God and His angels have already created a force field around us. Our natural opponents can’t see the Force Field so they keep coming. They can’t figure out why they can’t get to us. They hurl attacks, slick comments, disrespect, and even conspiracies and they can’t figure out why the weapons won’t prosper. This Force Field can’t be penetrated.

See some of us peer out from behind our force field and see people on the outside cussing at us, not teaching our children in the classroom, being unfair to us or our family, trying to get over on us, stealing from us, talking about us, conspiring against us on the job, trying to intrude in our relationships and our marriages, and innumerable other attacks. The enemy plants seeds of anxiety and even discord in us. We start to think, I‘m not weak. I don’t have to take this. And then you, from inside the force field, allow those thoughts to penetrate your heart and you step outside the boundaries of the force field to go after your natural opponents. Huh? You came out of the safety and protection of the force field to act in the flesh and get your “natural” opponents back? Pride. See the devil and his demons can see the shield but they know there is a chance in our flesh that we may step from behind the shield and that’s when he can get us- in our flesh. That’s when we become vulnerable – in our flesh. If we could only remember, our weapons are always spiritual and never carnal. Never.

Yesterday, a grown man at a three way stop ‘shot a bird’ at me and Jaylen. I didn’t see it. Jay quickly turned his body around and then quickly faced forward again. I looked in the rear view to see what Jay saw. The man shot a bird at me too. I looked forward. I asked Jay, ‘Did he “shoot a bird at you?” Jay replied, ‘Yea.’ I said, ‘Jay that man is being used by the devil.’ He said, ‘I know mama, that’s why I just turned back around and didn’t do anything back to him.’

That was a victory over our flesh. Both of us literally had to “die to flesh” in that moment. Now we may not win every battle but the victory is so sweet, knowing that Jesus’s example was seen in us. See, through the power of the Holy Spirit (I can’t do it by myself), I’m trying to teach my son that God is our Vindicator. We can never repay evil for evil, no matter how severe the natural circumstances appear. We don’t ever need to come from behind the Force Field. We have to stay in the Spirit. God doesn’t need us to fight these petty battles for Him; He’s too big to need our assistance. If He tells us to fight, it certainly won’t be in our flesh.

Keep coming Satan and his helpers, and you’ll keep bouncing back off us because we’re protected with a Force Field so strong that nothing you do, no matter who you use shall prosper. Dr.J.