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James 4: 7, King James Version (KJV): 7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

 

Today, reply is on the devils and unclean spirits arrayed against Jesus Christ and his saints. All Christian believers are instructed that devils can appear within their lives and gatherings for worship as deceivers, destroyers, false prophets, and heretics who spread toxic doctrine. Rather than fear, or submit themselves to those who have lost their first estate, believers are to continually affirm the sovereign authority of Jesus Christ as Redeemer, Savior, and the head of the church. The true nature and personhood of opposing spirits can be discerned and exposed by the spiritual fruit they produce through their works, their opposition to divine law, their hostility to the every genuine ministry of salvation through Jesus Christ, and their efforts to block the unchanging purposes of divinity that include the establishment of Creation and life. Even so, it is written: 2nd Corinthians 11: 12-15, King James Version (KJV): 12 But what I do, that I will do, that I may cut off occasion from them which desire occasion; that wherein they glory, they may be found even as we. 13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. 14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. 15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works. One of the fighters in the “Yahoo! Answers” forum on Religion and Spirituality who uses the ID “Anonymous” (no profile was shared) posted the following:

 

Do Christians believe that devil is out to get you & turn you away from GOD?

by using atheists & school & more

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW: Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me. Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word. Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not. (John 8: 42-45, King James Version, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER: The Sower Went Forth (08/19/2019); Doing The Devil’s Work? (02/21/2019); Incurring “The Second Death” (04/02/2018); What Is A Spirit? (03/06/2018); The Place of Torment? (08/21/2017); About Lucifer in Scripture (02/18/2016); The Origin of Sin? (07/31/2015); False Angels of Light? (08/16/2014); An Attack on Creation? (12/08/2012); The Focus of Judgment? (12/09/2012)

 

Anonymous”, the ministry of Jesus Christ while on the earth included exorcism (we say, casting out devils; releasing those in whom unclean spirits were residing). Where spirit beings invade the body and flesh of the living, they may destroy the integrity and authentic humanity of their host by dominating their awareness and self-will (willpower). The invader will continually influence what their host will display as the character, intent, and nature within mankind. Mature Christian believers acknowledge the existence of such spirits that display consciousness, counterfeit authority, direction, hierarchy, malice, personhood, and opposition to the sovereign will of GOD. Satan (we also say, the Adversary) is thought to command a host of angels and others who foster conflict and sin. Sin opposes the continued existence of divine law, the Lawgiver, and, therefore, all divine order throughout the universe. Sin promotes the total destruction of Creation, and a return to the conditions of chaos, flux, and directionless streams of substance that were in place before the founding of heaven and earth (we say, preexistence).

Christians are not to maintain a morbid focus on such themes as darkness, devils, evil, sin, superstition, the occult, and wickedness. Strength and balance are required along with other inseparable aspects from the makeup of divinity that fit believers to a spiritual warfare. Included are faithfulness, holy boldness, humility, joy, longsuffering, lovingkindness, oneness without sameness, righteousness, wisdom, and wrath against sin. Consider again the following that uses language from the Bible:

1. Luke 10: 16-21, King James Version (KJV): 16 He that heareth you heareth me; and he that despiseth you despiseth me; and he that despiseth me despiseth him that sent me. 17 And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name. 18 And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven. 19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. 20 Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven. 21 In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight.

2. Ephesians 2: 1-9, KJV: 1 And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; 2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: 3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. 4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, 5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) 6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: 7 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. 8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.

3. Ephesians 5: 5-11, KJV: 5 For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. 6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. 7 Be not ye therefore partakers with them. 8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light: 9 (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;) 10 Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. 11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.

There is far more that should be said, correctly examined, and spiritually apprehended. (For example, 4. Colossians 3: 1-11, KJV: 1 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. 2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. 3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. 4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory. 5 Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: 6 For which things’ sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience: 7 In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them. 8 But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth. 9 Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; 10 And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him: 11 Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.) Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful. Be it unto you according to your faith.

 

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Justice through law is the topic, today.  Also, there is more on all believers being chosen to serve as prophets.  A “Yahoo! Answers India” writer using the ID “Gody” (Level 1 with 183 points, a member since 25 September 2013) posted the following first asked at Yahoo Answers United States:

Revenge: Vengeance has been rapid since Cain killed Abel: Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.?

Will God fogegive all those that have done it?

THE BATTLE AXE:  Chosen To Serve As Prophets (01/01/2013)—(4.)  Because all Christian believers are endowed with special knowledge of divine operations, sacred promises, and eternal purposes there is also a great risk of conflict, disagreement, pride and spiritual confusion within a congregation of believers (some say, the leaven of the Pharisees).  False prophets, heretics and liars may present themselves; however, they are easily detected as showing a different nature and having goals and objectives that do not edify, or nourish the full body.  In addition, then, to balance, humility, longsuffering, patience, and stability, believers acquire a love for decorum and order as well as discernment, flexibility, self-discipline, and restraint.  Specific commandments are recorded to ensure that sacred practice may continue as fragrant and fruitful.  For those in the church, today, proper application, comprehension and skill employing sacred gifts must be developed through gradual and repeated operations of the Holy Spirit.  Therefore, none should immediately assume that their gifts are mature and perfected, or account themselves “holier” than others.  To contain a gift only indicates that one is fit to be used by GOD, not that they independently possess authority, power and sovereign majesty.  (See Luke 12:  1-3, James 1:  16-18, 1st Corinthians 12:  27-29, 1st Corinthians 14:  29-33 and 37-40, 1st Timothy 3:  14-16 and 1st John 4:  5-7, KJV.)

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.  Though a sinner do evil an hundred times, and his days be prolonged, yet surely I know that it shall be well with them that fear God, which fear before him:  But it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he prolong his days, which are as a shadow; because he feareth not before God.  (Ecclesiastes 8:  11-13, KJV)

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  What’s The Way Out? (04/20/2013); A Kindness to Mary? (04/21/2013); Why So Much Murder? (01/12/2013); Confusion 2013 (01/13/2013); Put Every Man His Sword By His Side (01/01/2013); The Common Danger (01/02/2013); Justice Comes by Love? (10/01/2012); A Daily Revelation? (10/02/2012)

“Gody”, many Christian believers now hold a peculiar idea of what is meant by “revenge” and “vengeance”.  Here are a few points that might help make it clearer for your readers:

(1.)  Carried out through the mechanism of the law, revenge and vengeance are called “justice”.  The many sacred provisions for godly justice include warning and admonition; atonement; correction and demonstration (i.e., instruction as to what one should do to avoid repeating errors they have already committed); death; forbearance; forgiveness; judgment (we say, truth-finding); healing; mercy; penance; perdition; punishment; and rebirth in baptism.

(2.)  Divine judgment is best understood as a further aspect of revelation, and the various sacred operations used to make the action and presence of divinity known to created beings and living creatures.  As such, judgment is always, only a blessing, for judgment resolves all conflicts, settles every dispute, and restores peace through law.  Even more than Creation or Salvation, judgment provides the clearest view of divine righteousness, and dispels spiritual confusion.

There is far more to be said, properly shared, and understood as true spirit content from GOD.  (For example, (3.)  Peace is never the outcome of war; peace only comes by genuine judgment.  Just as war cannot destroy all life; imbalance, imperfection, injustice, and sin are not sufficient to destroy divine existence.  These elements clearly generate arbitrary and undirected change of divine order (we say, disaster, evil, upheaval).  Because many think to establish justice as a personal expression apart from law, these same elements support presumption (taking authority to oneself without permission), rebellion, and violence.  Elimination of sin cannot be accomplished relying only upon finite intellect, logic, reason, and science among mortal men, nor among angels—those neither mortal nor immortal.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Grow in grace.

GOD has said:  If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.  (2nd Chronicles 7:  14, KJV)

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