Beloved brethren we are engaged in a spiritual battle against spiritual forces that drive temporal actions that result in degradation, death and destruction. We engage this battle when we become believers. Therefore, we must be, as Jesus said, as wise as serpents but harmless as doves. We must prepare for this battle by understanding the tactics of the enemy which he prosecutes through his willing servants and ministers. The enemy beguiles his willing chattel into believing that following his servants will result in the utmost good, whereas those who follow his ways follow the path of destruction and death. Within our nation we can see his tactics working through wicked workers within our churches, society, and government who promote indecency, perversion, strife, mayhem, murder, corruption, prevarication, and replacing truth with lies. Sadly, much of the wicked digression that has afflicted our nation has been championed by the Obama administration, and Hillary Clinton purposes to carry on his corrupt legacy. This digression promoted by these two lawless individuals will result in the complete abridgment of our constitutional rights and so we will become oppressed by our government, in the United States of America.
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might. (11) Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. (12) 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. (13) Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. (14) Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; (15) And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; (16) Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. (17) And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: (18) Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; (19) And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, (20) For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak. Ephesians 6:10-20
So our positive response to this evil is to fight it with spiritual weapons, just as Jesus Christ and His apostles did as they faced this wicked world when they walked this earth. Our weapons are not carnal but are spiritual and are mighty for bringing down strongholds. We must live as God’s children in this corrupt and evil world, this world bound for eternal damnation. We must put on the whole armor of God, living lives by faith in our God and Savior Jesus Christ equipped with righteousness, with the truth, which is the holy Word of God, the Bible, which is also our offensive weapon, with the gospel of peace, with the surety of our salvation, and with prayers uttered by the very Holy Spirit of God. Our adversary the devil is not one with whom we may trifle. He is a deadly enemy wreaking destruction throughout this sin cursed earth.
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: (9) Whom resist steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world. (10) But the God of all grace, Who hath called us unto His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, establish, strengthen, settle you. (11) To Him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. 1Peter 5:8-11
Again, we overcome the enemy by believing the truth, the truth that is the Holy Scriptures, the Holy Bible, the inerrant, infallible, inspired, persevered Word of God. The truth of God undergirds our faith; this is the source, sustaining, supporting our most holy faith. We become equipped to fight against the evil of the devil as we rightly divide the Word of Truth by the power of the Holy Spirit, for God’s glory and our edification, mutually and individually.
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. (11) I am the Good Shepherd: the Good Shepherd giveth His life for the sheep. (12) But he that is a hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep. John 10:10-12
We live in the terrible times prophesied within the New Testament epistles. We see many profligate hirelings promulgating deceptive doctrines meant to anesthetize and debilitate God’s children, so they then become willing captives of this evil puppet master, used by him to further his agenda of wicked corruption, rather than staunch soldiers of the cross of Christ, working to stanch the flow of wickedness emanating from the gaping wound of the dying patient, the United States of America. We must be wise as serpents and harmless as doves, we must reject the candidacy of Hillary Clinton and support the only viable opposition candidate, to do otherwise will ensure the complete destruction of our country through the conniving overthrow of the Bill of Rights guaranteed within our Constitution. Ms. Clinton is such an accomplished liar, she will lead many to believe that she is working for their good, when in truth, she is seeking to bring about a socialist agenda within our nation. Think about how well that worked out for the citizens of the USSR, the United Soviet Socialist Republic, and the murder and oppression which was prosecuted against that citizenry, especially believing Christians and Jews.
Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not; (2) But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God. (3) But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: (4) In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, Who is the image of God, should shine unto them. 2Corinthians 4:1-4
God’s servants will speak the truth in love and will not be afraid to expose the agenda of evil that is being promoted by the evil leadership within the Democratic party. God’s pastors and teachers will exhort and encourage His children to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ far and wide. We have to realize that the time is late. Our window of opportunity is quickly being slammed shut. We either stand for the truth of the Word of God and oppose wickedness, or we become the victims of the evil characterizing these last days. We need to be serious about prayer and evangelism. We need to be serious about loving one another. We need to be infused with the truth of God, which is the Bible, through reading, study, and prayerful meditation. We need to turn away from the hidden things of dishonesty which crafty wicked workers promote through their deceitful mishandling of the Word of God through the many avenues of dispersion to further the lies of Satan. We need to be as wise as serpents and harmless as doves, holding forth the Word of Life to a wicked and depraved generation. Amen!
Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. (13) For it is God Which worketh in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure. (14) Do all things without murmurings and disputings: (15) That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world; (16) Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither labored in vain. (17) Yea, and if I be offered upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all. (18) For the same cause also do ye joy, and rejoice with me. Philippian 2:12-18
That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of Life; (2) (For the Life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that Eternal Life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;) (3) That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ. (4) And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full. (5) This then is the message which we have heard of Him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all. (6) If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: (7) But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin. (8) If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. (9) If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (10) If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us. (1) My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: (2) And He is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. (3) And hereby we do know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. (4) He that saith, I know Him, and keepeth not His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. (5) But whoso keepeth His word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in Him. (6) He that saith he abideth in Him ought himself also so to walk, even as He walked. 1John 1: 2: 6
Lord Jesus Christ the lies swirling throughout the air are designed to fill us with uncertainty and confusion. Help us to be wise as serpents and harmless as doves. May we remember that You did comment upon the secular leadership of Your day, calling Herod a fox; You did not allow that evil worker to stop Your divine employment. May we be willing to call out the wicked leadership within our country and do what is necessary to stop its advancement so we are able to freely preach the gospel. Jesus we know that persecution will not stop the advancement of the gospel, but we desire peace for our brethren and our families that we may more effectively be Your witnesses. We will not love our lives to the death, but will be faithful witnesses for You as we hold fast our faith in You, because of Your blood shed for us on Calvary, and testify to the Word of truth, Your Holy Bible. Amen!
The same day there came certain of the Pharisees, saying unto him, Get thee out, and depart hence: for Herod will kill thee. (32) And He said unto them, Go ye, and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out devils, and I do cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I shall be perfected. Luke 13:31-32
And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. Revelation 12:10-11