SUBTITLE : FIGHTING YOUR DEMONS
QUESTION?: “Is it possible to grow up in Sodom and not fight demons?”
I finally understand what has been “spiritually bugging” me.
God has had me cramming all week in order to prepare for starting this New Series that I believe is going to tie everything together. It started with me having a revelation concerning “embracing our sheephood, and thereby, our Shepherd” He becomes our champion, and we stay “humble” before our Lord!
However, I knew in my heart of hearts that God has called me to be the “hunter”, and not the “prey”! I could not seem to reconcile the two visions UNTIL… I ended up on JURY DUTY, (which, of course, God orchestrated), and as I listened to the fear and torment of the woman on the stand, that old fire rose up in me again, and God showed me how it all fits together.
BASICALLY, God used David as a mighty warrior, because David did not see himself as a mighty warrior, but a humble sheep. He was a shepherd boy when he faced Goliath, and he later wrote, “The Lord is my Shepherd.” I have written about this principle and so will not go into detail here, but that is the heart of the understanding. When we are willing to SUBMIT as SHEEP, then GOD can ROAR through us like a LION! I see myself as the PREY, (because I am), but by faith I get to live my life as the HUNTER! I know this may not sound possible, but in the Spirit, IT IS!
So I came out of that jury duty and wrote the article: “Vengeance Trail > Page 2”. In that article I declared I was “Looking for a Fight!”
From there: We began to write about…”The Way Things Work”…because it is very important, if we are ready to FIGHT, we need to understand this SWORD we have been given, and thereby, what I refer to as “Samurai Sheep”. Now we have spent time understanding how we can supernaturally effect everything around us, but in order to go DEEPER, it is time we get into the fight! And therefore, I ask the question…
“Can a person grow up in Sodom and not fight demons?”
This question is KEY to where we are going, because this “GOSPEL SHIP” is also a “BATTLESHIP”, and I’m ready to ride this horse into very stormy waters!
Literally, this week I have been so CAPTIVATED by the Lord…held captive by him…until I understood what was spiritually bugging me. We are about to open a CAN OF WORMS here, so READER BE WARNED! This Psalms 91 Rough Rider finally has a clear vision, and there is no turning back! Here we go >>>>
Here is the BRIDGE to take us from “The Way Things Work”, into the deep dark skies of “the” battle ground.
Many spiritual lessons can be discerned by looking at how God “designed” this thing we live in. One example of that is “black holes”, “vacuums”, “voids”. Have you noticed how “this creation” does not like voids? Mother Nature herself will resist a vacuum by trying to suck anything it can into it!
JESUS SAID: ” O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.” (Matt. 12:34)
In previous articles I asked the question of: “What is your mouth, and your thoughts revealing, as to what is in “abundance” in YOU?” (Me, too!)
Now if you find there are some things that need to go, > REALIZE > kicking those demons out will create VOIDS > unless you fill the voids with something GOOD! If you create voids and do not fill them with something good, then you will suck something evil right back in there! Too many times we have fought battles to overcome, but we created a VOID in our life as we failed to make the spiritual corrections necessary to fill the now EMPTY area! But how do we do that?
CHALLENGE! > CAN A PERSON GROW UP IN SODOM AND NOT FIGHT DEMONS?
SPIRITUAL THEORY > WE ALL HAVE OUR DEMONS TO FIGHT.
QUESTION: > HOW WELL HAVE YOU OVERCOME YOURS?
I don’t know about you, but I was not one of the fortunate ones who grew up in life without having a demonic stronghold attach itself to me.
I suspect there are very few individuals who have grown up in this day-and-age without more than one demonic stronghold to battle. We are nearing the end of this article, as the intent is to build a bridge, and lay a foundation as to where this cowboy is going.
As Christians, we fight whatever this particular weakness may be, but if we fail too many times, then the enemy begins to come in with DEPRESSION, SPIRITUAL FATIGUE, we begin to see ourselves HOPELESS, and we want to GIVE-UP, because we think there is no way to win, and surely God must be out of patience with us by now! Surely we are DOOMED! The devil floods us with his lies and the DEPRESSION keeps getting stronger and stronger, and a sense of FUTILITY. Whatever shall we do?
There is so much more I would like to say at this point, but let me give you a couple of things to THINK ABOUT, and then we will go DEEPER into this in next article.
When Jesus spoke of the LAST DAYS, he chose two Biblical characters to compare it to. We would do very well to ask ourselves what is the meaning of the two specific characters he chose, out of the “many” he could have possibly chosen from? He chose Noah, and Lot.
And as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all.
Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, , they planted, they builded; but the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day that the Son of man is revealed. (Luke 17: 26-30)
Now, folks, God’s word is written for those who have eyes to see, and have a heart to “search” for the entirety of the revelation of a scripture. Just because the Lord only mentioned things like marriage, eating, buying, building, and planting; don’t think those are the only things he was REVEALING to us about the LAST DAYS. He was pointing us in a DIRECTION, for those who would have enough spiritual curiosity to put 2+2 together, and realize that EVERYTHING Noah and Lot were facing in their day, could be a picture of what we have to come.
CONSIDER: There is a man who had a vision, and he saw demons riding Christians. I picture it like riding a mule or a slave. I’m not looking for demons under every rock. They are not even hiding under the rocks anymore! We need to get rid of them!
CONSIDER THIS > When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, the results are very clear: sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures, idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outburst of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division, envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other sins like these. Let me tell you AGAIN, as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will NOT inherit the Kingdom of God. (Galatians 5:19-21) NLT
ANYONE LIVING THAT SORT OF LIFE WILL NOT INHERIT THE KINGDOM OF GOD.
This is very serious!
We have much to talk about.
I suspect we have much to do.
Lot lived outside the gates of Sodom, and he was “tormented” by the things that were there. The list above reads like the front page of any newspaper today. We cannot hide from what we are surrounded by. I went to public schools, so have my children, and I see the effect of it. I cannot drive down the road without seeing some big billboard advertising lust, sex, materialism, debt, self-gratification, etc and etc. Do we honestly believe we have grown up in such an environment and not been affected? Do you have any strongholds you just can’t seem to beat? Have you counted the number of “addictions” people fall prey to these days?
We need to be sure to do two things, NO MATTER WHAT!
1.) Continue to love God!
2.) Fight our demons!
This is where I am going. It will not be a message of condemnation. I believe this could be the spiritual elephant in the room that nobody is talking about! This Psalms 91 Rough Rider is determined to set some people free in the name of Jesus! But first you must be prepared to fill the voids created! Or you will walk right back out into Sodom and be overwhelmed again! Yes, there is a samurai path. Our very eternity hangs in the balance if we do not get control of our lustful ways. A word to the wise? There is much more to come.
As it has been asked before: We pray for the Latter Rain, but are we ready to deal with the mud? We’re gonna get muddy, folks!