Why is there a increased fascination with spiritual warfare. Very simple! There is an increased fascination with the paranormal and the supernatural. Look at the popularity of the TV show The X-Files. We are fascinated by what we cannot physically see in the natural. The TV show, The X-Files, exposes a world of paranormal activity, supernatural fascinations, and conspiracy theories every week to millions of viewers. In a world where the paranormal, supernatural, and conspiracy theories exist, it becomes easier and easier to unjustly blame the paranormal, supernatural, and conspiracies for some of our everyday problems. The are some problems that are due to generational curses, demonic oppression, etc that has to be dealt spiritually. The majority of our everyday problems are attributed to the poor choices that we choose to make.
You may believe spiritual warfare is only for Christians who happen to be "into" such things - or for obscure missionaries working in dark, heathen places. I'm sorry to say, this just isn't so. I wish we could all live in Disneyland, but we can't. There is a real devil and there are real demons. And every Christian is in a real war - a desperate, life-and-death struggle with a vicious enemy.
You might say, "Well, I'm not sure I'm ready for that. It's not my calling, I'm really into music." Or you might mistakenly think, "If I leave the devil alone, he'll leave me alone." But the war is on and we're in it whether we like it - or agree with it. It's not just for some Christians, and it's not just for some of the time. The war is on for every Christian, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
"Three R's" Of Spiritual Warfare
RECOGNIZE: Recognizing you're in a war is a big part of victory, because knowing the enemy's tactics is to be in the light - and the devil works in darkness. The devil takes advantage of our ignorance, but when there's light, he can't do what he planned.
The Bible teaches us to be alert, which means "to watch." We must keep our eyes on Jesus at all times - but also on the devil. The Bible says we must not be ignorant but instead, "stand firm against the devil's schemes." The enemies we face are not "bad vibes," or "negative energies in the universe," or the "dark side of the force." They are personalities who think, talk, listen, observe, and plan strategies. (II Cor. 2:11; Eph. 6:11)
If we watch, we'll recognize the strategies of the enemy in our lives as well as in society. Do you see a pattern of hurt and rejection in your life? Or perhaps you're bothered by suicidal thoughts, or by the slow deadly escape of dope and booze. Does something always seem to happen to keep your family or church in strife? Look for the enemy's strategies and recognize the patterns - then go to the second "R."
REFUSE: Refusing Satan is passive warfare. Once you recognize what he is up to, ignore it and avoid it. Turn away and begin to worship the Lord and lift Him up. Refuse to be hurt. Refuse to get angry. Just let it go by. That's warfare. Nothing defeats the devil faster than ignoring what he's trying to stir up.
RESIST: This is active warfare! We're told to "Resist the devil and he will flee from you." God won't resist him - you have to. Speak to him and say, "Devil, I cut off this strategy in Jesus' Name. You've been doing this to me for 15 years, but I'm on to you and IT'S OVER!" He may try it six more times, but when you've convinced him that you're convinced of your spiritual authority he will stop (Jas. 4:7; I Pet 5:9)
How To Stay Balanced
How do we go to battle without becoming demon chasers? There are two extremes to avoid. Some people tend to blame every adversity on the devil, always assuming, "It's a demon!" They're impressed by the heaviness and the oppression. They know all the spirits and the "sub-spirits." This can be an unhealthy preoccupation.
But there are others who never admit the devil is doing anything. They don't want to even think about it. They say, "Let's not give the devil publicity! Let's just keep our eyes on the Lord." They may be frightened or maybe they don't want to be like some of the "demon chasers" they know. Unfortunately, you can't make the enemy nonexistent by refusing to recognize he's there.
So, how do you stay balanced? Don't assume the devil is behind something, but don't refuse to consider it either. How will you know? Ask God. When He shows you, that's what the Bible calls "discernment."
Be aware of what the devil does, but don't be influenced by his activity. Being aware won't hurt you - the Bible refers to demons and Satan all the time. But if you fall into the subtle trap of being influenced, Satan will have you focusing on him. Then you'll end up with a big, complex devil and a relatively small God in your mind. Find out what the devil is doing, but spend more time studying God and His greatness.
Warfare: Defensive And Offensive
We need to defeat the devil on two fronts: the defensive and the offensive. God gave us weapons and armor, which means we're prepared for both. If you're a Christian, you're ready! Christ is our armor, righteousness, salvation, and truth. Remember, "Greater is He who is in me than he who is in the world." We can be "strong in the Lord and in the power of His might." So let the weak say, "I am strong." (Joel 3:10; II Cor. 10:4)
Defensive warfare has to do with you as an individual. To paraphrase a familiar saying, "The devil hates you and has a horrible plan for your life!" Ephesians 6:13 says, "... having done everything, to stand firm." In sports, the defense's job is to stand in front of the goal and keep the opponent out. We don't struggle to get saved or stay saved. That's a gift of God's grace and He can keep us from falling. But we must defend our commitment from the enemy's attacks, lies, seductions, and temptations. We must declare, "I'm standing firm, devil, and you are not coming through here!"
Three Areas To Defend
YOUR MIND. The devil loves to put thoughts into your mind. You can be born-again and heaven-bound, but if you have wrong thoughts, your effectiveness on earth is greatly diminished. We must war against thoughts that don't agree with the truth. Analyze your thoughts. Just say to yourself, "Hey, thoughts! Where did you come from?" If it's a thought of pride, fear, unbelief, lust depression, or condemnation, it needs to be cast down. That's something you have to do. Refuse to dwell on it. Turn your mind to God and make it agree with His Word. (2 Cor. 10:3-5)
YOUR HEART. In this case, your "heart" means your attitudes and emotions. Wrong attitudes are killers. In Ephesians 4:27, we learn that as Christians we give opportunity to the devil if we don't deal with our wrong attitudes. Arrogant, rebellious, unforgiving, and contentious attitudes open up a door for the enemy to enter our life, marriage, church, nation, and world.
The devil only has access to the world through people's sin and selfishness. Jesus defeated every demonic power on the cross 2,000 years ago - but Satan is still active to the exact degree people allow him to be. Sinners are not the only ones allowing him to work. Christians allow him to work when we don't deal with our wrong attitudes.
Ephesians 4:26 tells us, "Do not let the sun go down on your anger." So we must deal with any wrong attitudes on a regular basis - like taking a shower or brushing our teeth. It's something we must do. We "put off," the old man and "put on" the new man. That keeps the devil shut down. Proverbs 4:23 says, "Keep your heart with all diligence..."
YOUR MOUTH. The mouth is a powerful instrument and the devil knows it. Our mouth has spiritual power for either good or evil. The same mouth can pronounce a blessing or a curse. (Jas. 3:10) Our words can be a vehicle for the human spirit, the Holy Spirit, or an evil spirit.
The enemy loves to inspire us to speak unbelief, slander, gossip, and hurtful, harsh sarcasm. Many of us carry wounds from things said to us years ago. Don't let the devil bring curses through your mouth. Think! Pray what David prayed in Psalm 141:3, "Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips."
Taking The Gates Of Hell
Offensive warfare is aimed at the world around you. It's warfare done to advance God's Kingdom into society. In sports the offense tries to find a way over, under, around, or through the opponent - to the place of scoring. Unfortunately, in spiritual warfare many Christians only do defense. They just hope to keep the devil off their backs from Sunday to Sunday. They pray the game ends 0 to 0. How boring! Let's take the offensive. That's what Jesus described in Matthew 16:18, "I will build My Church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.," Offensive warfare is taking initiative against the gates. They won't prevail if we move against them - but they will continue to stand if we don't attack! We need strategies of prayer and service to smash down the gates of hell. These gates are listed in Ephesians 6:12. Let's look at them.
Rulers Of This World
The enemy is after authority because he wants to rule the whole earth. Human structures and their leaders are sources of power, so he seeks to control them. His main strategy is to assign spirit beings to attack existing authority structures so he can function through them. All of society is set up in authority structures: marriage, family, church, school, business, tribe, club, media, labor unions, cities, and nations. Spirit beings are assigned to capture these structures and rule them.
Like walls around an ancient city, authority is a wall around every structure in society. When authority is ungodly or breaks down from neglect or rebellion, the walls can be penetrated by the devil. Therefore, you are doing spiritual warfare by being good leaders and submitted followers. Romans 13:1-3 indicates that good authority hinders the attack of the enemy. We also do spiritual warfare by praying for these structures and for our leaders - standing in the gap and building up broken-down walls. (Ezek. 13:3-5; 22:30)
In Daniel 10 there's an angel who had just fought in the heavenlies with a being called the "prince of Persia." Later in that chapter, the "prince of Greece" is mentioned. If there were princes of Persia and Greece then, there are princes of London, Los Angeles, Japan, Texas, and other regions today. The biblical use of the word "principality" - which means a specific territory ruled by a prince - shows Satan's forces are assigned geographically and according to people groupings in society. That's why you can stand on a border in Africa with your toes in a country where thousands get saved every week, and with your heels in a country where there are almost no Christians.
To combat these principalities, we must pray geographically and according to people groups. People groups consist of any distinct group in society with a common bond: children, senior citizens, refugees, homosexuals, racial groups, language groups, or occupational groups. The enemy knows each one and has them targeted with a specific attack. Every Christian needs to be a student of geography. How else can we push back the enemy?
We have let the enemy work unopposed in much of what he's doing. He's been systematically deceiving, binding, and destroying people groups and structures that no Christian has ever even prayed for, let alone served. The gates of hell are prevailing. We have the authority to knock the gates down, but we must identify them and aggressively move against them. We must target every people group with prayer and loving service.
Powers Of Strongholds
The more we sin, the greater grip the enemy has on us. In fact, he grips according to the kind of evil we give ourselves over to. If a city gives itself to witchcraft, the enemy can assign a power of witchcraft. If a church gives itself to strife and division, a stronghold of strife is set up. These strongholds can come on individuals, families, cities, or nations - any place people choose to allow them.
God can reveal the predominant powers in a given situation. Then we can use our authority to break them in the name of Jesus. Sometimes we can break what has been binding a family, city, or church for years. Identifying these powers also helps us avoid their influence and live in the opposite spirit. For instance, if the power is greed, we give generously. If it's pride, we humble ourselves. This is a powerful way of breaking strongholds.
Forces Of Darkness
One of Satan's main tactics is keeping people's minds in darkness. He is the father of lies and a deceiver. Millions are supernaturally blinded by the complex network of lies he's constructed - like atheism, evolution, heresies, cults, philosophies, and all the world religions.
This is why it's so important to live out truth and preach the Gospel. Spiritual warfare can't be separated from evangelism. If we want darkness erased, we have to put light into it. Christians who compromise aid the enemy because people can't see the light. There are spirit beings trying to keep you from preaching the Gospel. That's why most Christians never do. Through prayer, we can drive back the darkness hovering over people's minds so we can share truth in loving and appropriate ways.
Exercising Our Authority
What can we do about all this? When God made man, He gave him a free will. Included in that free will was authority over Planet Earth. Psalm 115:16 declares, "The earth He has given to the sons of men." We have the awesome power of choice. If we sin and act selfishly, we allow the enemy to work. But if we exercise our free will and authority in Jesus' Name, we can drive the enemy out. It's just that simple. Adam used his authority to disobey God, and opened the door for the enemy to work on the earth through people.
Jesus came to take back the authority Adam gave away. Colossians 2:15 tells us that Jesus "disarmed," or stripped, the devil of all authority. Jesus died to destroy the works of Satan, which are, as mentioned in Isaiah 61, simply the end results of human beings giving themselves over to sin and selfishness.
After the Resurrection, Jesus gave that regained authority to us in His Name. That means God has done everything to Satan He's going to do - except for punishing him at the end! The rest is up to us. God said: You resist the devil. You heal the sick. You cast out demons. You pray for the Kingdom to come and for the will of God to be done on earth as it is in heaven. Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven. I give you power over all the power of the enemy. (Jas. 4.7; Lk. 10:9:19; Matt. 6:10; 16:19; Jn. 20:21-23)
God is looking for an army - people who know their authority and will exercise it. If we don't rise up to drive out the enemy, he'll stay in control. Like in the Promised Land, God gave the victory, but the people had to do the fighting. We need to get angry enough at the devil to refuse him access by defensive warfare - and then push him out with offensive warfare.
Where are the people who will stand in the gap for the structures, smash the principalities, pull down the strongholds, and drive out the darkness? A policeman's authority does him no good if he just rides around in his car all day. He must exercise it. Through prevailing prayer and resisting and cutting off the strategies of the enemy, we will see change in families, in cities, and in the world. Be as specific as you can be in spiritual warfare. Let the Holy Spirit lead you and energize you as you push back the powers of darkness and pray down the Kingdom into people's hearts.
Spiritual Warfare is real. It is a part of Christian life (2 Cor. 10:3-4). Though there is spiritual war, the weapons are not carnal weapons like guns, tanks, planes, and ships. Rather, the weapons are spiritual weapons, that is, "the whole armour of God" as Paul explains in Ephesians 6:11f. In that passage, Paul gives us the reason for our armour, our battle dress:
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.... [We] put on the whole armour of God...praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit.
Millard Erickson’s Concise Dictionary of Christian Theology gives us a workable definition of spiritual warfare: "the Christian’s struggle against otherworldly forces."1 Stewart Custer, as quoted by Rob Reynolds in the July/August, 1997 issue of Moody, defines true spiritual warfare as "learning and meditating on Scripture, not focusing on spirits." Dr. Custer continues, "When you’re meditating on Scripture, you’re clearing your mind of things that are wrong and focusing instead on the things of God."2 Similarly, Paul writes, but yet I would have you wise unto that which is good, and simple concerning evil (Rm. 16:19).
That spiritual warfare exists, most Christians won’t deny, though most Christians are content to have others to engage the enemy. But some of those who engage the enemy are so deeply involved that they emphasize signs and wonders, miracles and demons. That emphasis concerns many. Is spiritual warfare that focuses on demons scriptural? That is, is the current practice of spiritual warfare based on Biblical truth, or is it based on empirical evidence? To answer these questions, we need to look at the leaders in the movement and the teaching of the movement. Then we need to draw some conclusions as we analyze the movement.
We are living in a time when the avowed enemies of Biblical Christianity are becoming emboldened more than ever before. This phenomenon is due, in part, to the fact that few Christians today fully appreciate the very real, very evil spiritual forces that are at work behind these individuals and groups.
Many Christians seem surprised and amazed at the degree of hatred and antagonism and bitterness that is demonstrated toward their faith by some politicians, television and movie producers and writers, leaders of other religions, leaders of popular movements, and others in societal leadership positions. These Christians are astounded at the degree of blatancy demonstrated in opposition to Biblical truths and principles that seemed so widely accepted and respected only a generation ago.
The problem is very real. Complicating the problem, however, is the fact that many Christians seem to have a sense of helplessness in the face of these forces. But God has not left us here to merely wring our hands in despair! He has given us weapons and orders to take the battle to the enemy!
Of course, this warfare is not only to be carried out on national and international levels. Many Christians desperately need help at home, at work, at school, etc. in fighting deeply personal spiritual battles.
Many Christians are getting beaten up by the enemy—physically (poor health), financially (business problems, debt, etc.), in relationships (family, coworkers, etc.), in their personal lives (seemingly unconquerable bad habits and character qualities, etc.) and other ways. Many Christians are perplexed. They have, in some cases, prayed and prayed about these situations, but the problems remain.
I do not claim to have the last word or fully understand all the implications of the various weapons at our disposal. My goal in these pages is to share some possible insights into the use of these weapons. I recommend that you ask God to give you personal wisdom in understanding and using these weapons. He may want you to apply these things somewhat differently that He would want others to apply them. One thing that has caused a lot of grief in the church is the phenomenon of believers who feel led of the Lord to behave in certain ways, who then go to the unbiblical extreme of trying to get everybody else to feel led to do the same thing!
I can imagine two extremes in the use of the material that follows. (Unbiblical extremes are very common traps when we seek to apply any spiritual truth. There are those believers who seem to go through life bouncing from one extreme to another!) On the one hand, it might be tempting to say, “Good grief, there’s way too much stuff here! Give me something simple!” But in order to become an effective spiritual warrior we must commit to a certain amount of personal discipline. This is one area where we will not likely accomplish much if we insist on finding the “easy way out.”
The other extreme would be a kind of bondage to this material. We can get enslaved to a kind of legalism by fearing that if we leave out a verse or a particular point at any given time, we have blown it all. The result is a slavish adherence to a routine that may be without any power. (Perhaps you remember those who repeat the “Lord’s Prayer” without really thinking about or understanding much of what they are saying.)
I suspect that if you seek to study and apply these things with genuine self discipline, the Holy Spirit will impress you to engage in highly effective warfare by using some of the verses here that He impresses you to use.
A. Where did he come from?
Genesis 1:1, Exodus 20:11, Nehemiah 9:6, Colossians 1:16
First, we should see that God was in the beginning, not Satan. Second, we should see that God made everything, not Satan. Third, we should see that God made Satan.
Which is greater? The Creator or the creation???
"Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty. Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created. Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee. By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire. Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee. Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee. All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee: thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt thou be any more" (Ezekiel 28:12)
Ezekiel speaks in this passage of the king of Tyrus. However, the passage has a double meaning. It describes the literal king of Tyrus, but also describes Satan. God, the creator made (literally "set") Satan to be full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. He was complete. God also set him in the garden of Eden. This points back to Satan's origin (see Genesis 3:1).
God covered him with every precious stone. Actually this list is the same as for the stones on the apparel of the high priest with the exception of three stones. The gold is specifically representative of kingly apparel. The Mercy Seat in the temple was made of pure gold. The idea of "workmanship" indicates that God made Satan for a specific service. Satan had tabrets (timbrels) and pipes (flute or horn) built into his body. The idea of "prepared" indicates these were designed by God with a specific purpose. Satan was to use these to lead the heavenly hosts in worship of God. God designed music for the purpose of worship. Satan was Heaven's worship leader.
Satan was the anointed cherub that covered. The concept of "anointed" meant to be set apart for service unto God (see Exodus 30:26). The concept of "covered" may be compared to Isaiah 6:1-3 and Exodus 25:20. God said, "I have set thee so." Please notice who is in charge. God said that Satan was upon the holy mountain of God. This was the place set apart or exalted for God. Satan was in the presence of God walking up and down in the middle of the stone of fire. What an awesome sight!
Satan was perfect in his ways, his thoughts and actions from his time God created him. Then iniquity was found in him. The word "iniquity" means perverseness. The God bluntly says that Satan has sinned. Note God's word, "I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God." God is still in control. God said, "I will destroy thee." Why? Satan began to look at his beauty and focus his attention on himself. Once he had seen from God's perspective (true wisdom), but now that wisdom has become darkened as he looks at himself.
"How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High" (Isaiah 14:12-14).
Lucifer is the original name given to the devil. The term "Lucifer" means the "shinning one". This is interesting because we can see that God created Lucifer (Satan) to reflect God's glory. However, now he only appears as an angel of light, but is the angel of darkness.
There are five "I will's" listed. This is
the indication of pride, being boastful, and foolish. Lucifer assumed
authority in contrast to receiving God's delegated authority.
Who is the speaker? Who is still in control? It is God! God will bring judgment upon Satan. When Satan's judgement is revealed people will marvel, not at his power, but the deceptiveness in appearing to have power.
Accuser of the brethren = Revelation 12:10
Adversary = (one who stands against) I Peter 5:8
Angel of the bottomless pit = Revelation 9:11
Antichrist = (the one against Christ) I John 4:3
Apollyon = (Greek: Destroyer) = Revelation 9:11
Beelzebul = (god of the flies, dung god) Matthew 12:24, Mark 3:22, Luke 11:15
Belial = II Corinthians 6:15
Devil = (false accuser, devil, slanderer) Matthew 4:1, Luke 4:2, 6, Revelation 20:2
Enemy = Matthew 13:39
Evil spirit = I Samuel 16:14
Father of all liars (a liar) = John 8:44
God (god) of this world = II Corinthians 4:4
Great red dragon = Revelation 12:3
Lucifer = (Roman rendering of morning star) = Isaiah 14:12
Man of sin = II Thessalonians 2:3
Murderer = John 8:44
Old serpent = Revelation, 12:9, Revelation 20:2
Power of darkness = Colossians 1:13
Prince of this world = John 12:31, John 14:30, John 16:11
Prince of the power of the air = Ephesians 2:2
Ruler of darkness = (understood as) = Ephesians 6:12
Satan = (Hebrew = adversary, Greek = accuser) I Chronicles 21: 1, Job 1:6, John 13:27, Acts 5:3, Acts 26:18, Romans 16:20
Serpent = Genesis 3:4, 14, II Corinthians 11:3
Son of perdition = (destruction, ruin, waste, loss) = John 17:12
Tempter = Matthew 4:3, I Thessalonians 3:5
Thief = John 10:10
Wicked one = Matthew 13:19, 38
The unholy trinity is the devil, the beast, and the false prophet = Revelation 20:10
"Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices" (II Corinthians 2:11).
New Testament word "tempt" means= "to test, to assay, to entice, to temp, to try."
Please read Job 4:12-21. Many people assume that the spirit was from God without testing the spirit. However, we are to test the spirits. Now looking at the spirit that came to the friend of Job, we find  the spirit appealed to his desire for special revelation (verse 12). This is what the serpent did with Eve in the Garden when he said, "You will become as gods, knowing good and evil."  The spirit came in the night, evidently the form of a nightmare (verse 13).  The approach of the spirit was intimidation (verses 14-15). Fear is not God's approach to Believers. God does not give us a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind. Whenever people were fearful of angels, the angels said, "Fear not."  There is an obscurity of the form (verse 16). We do not find obscurity in the appearance of angels in Scripture.  The message begins with an accusation. Who is the accuser, but Satan?  Does God trust His servants (verse 18)? God often intrusted his Word to His angels. Why was this spirit so sensitive about God charging some of His angels with folly? This was one of the angels that rebelled with Satan. It is no wonder that this evil spirit was bitter and carried a grudge against God.  Does God trust man with anything (verse 19)? Yes! He has trusted His Church to carry His precious Gospel into all the world.  Is man destroyed without God caring about him (verse 20)? Look at the hopeless implications. God, however, keeps record of the sparrows that falls and the deaths of His saints are precious in His sight.  Is life upon this earth futile and without purpose as this spirit would have us believe (verse 21)? The obvious answer is, "No!" We have a purpose to serve the Lord. Furthermore, God works all things together for our good.
E. What are his methods of attack?
2. Oppression (outside attack) (to press against, down, under)
3. Possession (The term "demonized" is a proper N.T. translation) (mainly internal).
2. He attacks at the point of our weakness. I John 2:16
3. He attacks at the point of our strengths. I Chronicles. 21:1.
4. He uses aggression. I Peter 5:8 (Isaiah 5:29), Matthew 11:12.
5. He steals the good seed of the Word. Matthew 13:19.
6. He sows tares (the children of evil). Matthew 13:38-39.
7. He inflicts disease. Job 2:7, Luke 13:16.
8. He initiates death and destruction. Job 1:12-19.
9. He brings accusations against believers. Revelation 12:10
10. He induces mental and emotional disorders. Mark 5:1-6
|Hate||False religions||Secret sins||Pride|
|Revenge||Evil prossessions||Strife||Sexual sins|
|Rebellion||Cursing||Rock Music||Vain imaginations|
Left door =
fear of man/ evil Generational curses
Front door = mental / emotional
Hurts = Dramatic, traumatic events
Bruises = Tragedy, disaster, death
"Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God: lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby be defiled" (Hebrews 12:15).
4. He is given power to war with the tribulation saints. Revelation 13:7.
5. He has power to cause people to worship the beast. Revelation 13:12-15.
6. He is bound for a thousand years, then loosed for a season. Revelation 20:1-9.
7. He is cast into the lake of fire.