The purpose of this site, is yes, to expose the enemy – but also to educate that there is nothing to fear. The devil’s only weapons are lies and deceit, and his battlefield is your mind. This is the only “power” that he has. Because he has already been defeated (Col. 2:15). Your weapons are more numerous and more powerful, when you become ‘born again’ or ‘saved’. In other words, when you have;
1.] acknowledged all of the sins in your life (Rom. 10: 9-10)
2.] asked Christ’s forgiveness for them
3.] because you understand that His shed blood and death on the cross redeemed you from the penalty you were supposed to pay for your sin (1 Pet 2:24)
4.] and have asked Him to be the Lord and Savior of your life. Which means you are now a new creature in Him (2 Cor. 5:17) and a joint heir (Rom. 8:17) in the kingdom of heaven, for eternity! (John 3:15)
When God created the heavens and the earth, and placed man in the Garden of Eden, He gave man dominion over the whole earth (Gen. 1:28). He also gave man a free will (Joshua 24:15). So man can choose to remain in intimate relationship with God – or not. The wedge in this relationship is, ultimately, Satan, the ‘liar and deceiver’. He lied to and deceived Adam and Eve. The result of which was, man giving over his earthly dominion to Satan. But worse, where there was no death in the world, man had now inherited three kinds of death; spiritual death, physical death, and the second death.
The second death (or eternal death) is referred to in Revelation 2:22; 20:6,14; 21:8, and is described as the time when unbelievers will be thrown into the lake of fire.
Physical death occurs when a person’s spirit departs from his body, and his body then ceases to function.
Scripture teaches that we are tri-partite in nature: spirit, soul, and body (See: 1 Thes. 5:23). Our body is our physical person, the flesh and bones and blood. Our soul is often considered to be our emotions, intellect and will. Our spirit is referred to in Scripture as “the inward man” (2 Cor. 4:16), or “the hidden man of the heart” (1 Pet. 3:4). In both cases, the spirit is called a “man.” The spirit is a person who is made of spiritual material, rather than physical material, just like angels, for example. The spirit has been described by some as the “real you.” Your spirit is eternal. With this in mind we can better understand the third kind of death of which the Bible speaks—spiritual death. A spiritually dead person has a spirit that is alienated from God, a spirit that possesses a sinful nature, a spirit that is, to some degree, joined to Satan. What killed them, spiritually? It was their “trespasses and sins.” Remember God told Adam that in the day he disobeyed, he would die (see Gen. 2:17). God was not speaking of physical death, but spiritual death, because Adam did not die physically on the day he ate the forbidden fruit. Rather, he died spiritually that day, and did not die physically until hundreds of years later. When man ends his relationship with God, he loses blessings, provisions, protection and inheritances. He is left to completely fend on his own, and left susceptible to the wiles of the devil. His mind is completely under the influence of Satan and his forces. This is why the Bible says, “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” (Eph 6:12)
Let’s brake that down. In reality, we do not wrestle against, people, institutions, governments, organizations, etc. who are of evil, ungodly intent. If they are not in relationship with God, then the devil is literally their father. Whether unsaved people realize it or not, they are following Satan and are his subjects in the kingdom of darkness. They have his evil, selfish nature residing in their spiritually dead spirits. Satan is actually their spiritual lord and father. That is why Jesus once said to some unsaved religious leaders: “You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father” (John 8:44). This is the bleak picture of the person who has not been born again! He is walking through life spiritually dead, full of Satan’s nature, heading for an inevitable physical death which he greatly fears; and, whether he realizes it or not, he will one day experience the worst death of all, eternal death, as he is cast into the lake of fire to suffer there forever. What we do wrestle against are; principalities or high echelon, fallen angels powers or lower echelon, fallen angels and demons rulers of darkness of this world or High and low echelon, fallen angels, demons and leaders of institutions, organizations and governments spiritual wickedness in high places or demons, and evil men
Everything that happens in the natural or physical world is the direct result of what has taken place in the spiritual world, both good and evil. We are spiritual beings, placed by God, in a physical body, and we live in a physical dimension. Scientists and mathematicians tell us there are at least 11 dimensions. God, angels and demons live in a separate dimension or dimensions. And they have the ability to enter or leave our dimension. But we have to depend on God to take our spirit into His dimensions. Sometimes He give us “spiritual eyes” to see into the spiritual dimension. The point is, the spiritual dimension is very real. God is the creator of all things, without Him nothing would exist. He is all seeing, all hearing, all knowing, omnipresent and all powerful. He is a mystery, three Persons in One; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Before man, He created the angels (Job 38: 1-7). Satan was the most “anointed cherub” (Ezek. 28: 13-17). But then pride was found in him and he said he would make himself above “like the most high God” (Isa. 14:13-14). One third of the angels joined him in this rebellion and they were cast out of the third heaven and down to the first (Gen. 1:31) (Luke 10:18) (Heb. 12:22) (Rev. 12: 3-9).
It is extremely important that we understand that spiritual, physical, and eternal death are all manifestations of God’s wrath upon sinful humanity, and that Satan has a part in all of it. Satan has been permitted by God to rule over the kingdom of darkness and over all those who “love the darkness” (John 3:19). In effect, God said to Satan, “You may hold in captivity through your power those who are not submitted to Me.” Satan became a subordinate instrument of God’s wrath upon human rebels. Because all have sinned, all are under Satan’s power, filled with his nature in their spirits and held captive to do his will (see 2 Tim. 2:26).
But we can thank God, that He had mercy upon humanity, and because of His mercy, no one has to remain in that pitiful condition! Because Jesus’ death on the cross satisfied the claims of divine justice. All those who believe in Christ can escape from spiritual death and Satan’s captivity because they are no longer under God’s wrath. When we put our faith in Jesus, the Holy Spirit comes into our spirit and eradicates Satan’s nature from it, causing our spirit to be born again (see John 3:1-16) and allowing us to become partakers of God’s divine nature (See: 2 Pet. 1:4).
Through salvation, becoming “born again” you become a child of God and an heir to the kingdom of God (Mat.. 18:3)). The very power that raised Christ from the dead, now resides in you (Rom. 8:11 & Eph. 1: 19-20). And God has given you authority over demons (Luke 10:19 & Matt.10: 1,7-8 & 2 Cor. 10:3-5). Fallen angels are another matter. Through fasting and prayer and quoting God’s Word in the Bible into matters and situations. God’s angels are then loosed to combat fallen angels. As a Christian you learn the power of the spoken word (Prov. 18:21) and the power of the blood of Jesus (Rev. 12:11). Through Christ you are an overcomer and have nothing to fear.
“For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind” (2 Tim. 1:7)