Commentary By: Gordon King
There is a darkness in the world today. A heaviness surrounds the atmosphere. The prince of the power of the air and his dominions are busier then ever before in the history of the world. They are wreaking havoc upon the land in an attempt to take away from God what is not theirs to take, the souls of men.
Temptations, trials, and tribulations will come to all of us, yet believers in Jesus Christ, I believe will be hit even harder. Believers in Jesus Christ performing God’s will on earth, will get hit even harder than most. I don’t know about you, but I can feel it! Over the past two weeks I have felt this evil presence. I have felt the heaviness, the darkness, and attempts to pull me away from God. To keep me from my work for the Lord.
The world is already a difficult place to live. Yet, as a believer in Jesus Christ, it is even more difficult. I often wonder when I see people who seem to have it all together, as if they haven’t a care in the world. They live as though their life is close to perfection. But is it really, or are they just good at covering up their pain? Or maybe they aren’t living for God?
Satanic spirits will bring forth pain and suffering to the believers, in an attempt to keep them from their faith, to weaken their senses, to stop them from communicating with God. This is real folks, it’s happening now. We are under attack from demonic spirits, not merely from Satan himself. Satan is not omnipresent, meaning he cannot be in more than one place at a time, unlike God. Instead he uses his demons to perform his will, as God uses His children and angels to perform His will on earth.
This is why the bible tells us to put on the full armor of God. In order to protect us from the fiery darts of the enemy. So that we may stand tall, so that we may know that we have authority over these spirits, given to us by God Almighty!
The battle rages on and will get worse up to the end of the great Tribulation. For current day believers, up until the rapture of the church. We need more than ever to stay close to God and keep our eyes on the things of heaven above. Let not your hearts be troubled, and fear not, for God is with us. He will give aid to those who love Him.
“For indeed He does not give aid to angels, but He does give aid to the seed of Abraham. 17 Therefore, in all things He had to be made like His brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. 18 For in that He Himself has suffered, being tempted, He is able to aid those who are tempted.”
The children of God are the seed of Abraham, not just His Jewish descendants. As believers in Jesus Christ, we are the “seed” of Abraham through Jesus Christ! Amen
“Now to Abraham and his Seed were the promises made. He does not say, “And to seeds,” as of many, but as of one, “And to your Seed,” who is Christ.”
“For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. 27 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.”
The promises God made to Abraham also apply to the followers of Jesus Christ!
If we are living for God, performing God’s will on earth, then we will be attacked by demonic forces, we will endure pain, suffering, trials and tribulations. But let not your hearts be troubled, believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and His promises to us. He will be with us, He will provide, He will give us aid. Ours is not a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and self-control.
God bless my friends! Maranatha!