Commentary By: Gordon King
The rise of antisemitism, the persecution against both Jews and Christians, the increased evil and wickedness, are all telltale signs that we are living in the last days!
The darkness is closing in my friends, it is a spiritual darkness seeking to usher in the Antichrist, the antipathy to Jesus Christ! Evil spirits are attacking us from all directions, trying to pull us away from what is righteous and holy, attempting to undermine the will of our Father in heaven.
There are those who will laugh at the very thought of these things, who deny that any of this is real, or that any of this could really be happening, but it is! And sadly I believe that there are even many Christians who do not really believe that these things are real.
God created spirits before He created man, He created many beings that existed long before humans ever did! He created them all good, however, as we know many of His angels rebelled against Him. Ever since then these angels have been warring against God, attempting to overthrow His reign. Satan has been working to supplant himself above God, above Jesus Christ, yet it shall never be!
Part of this Satanic rebellion was to destroy God’s relationship with another one of His creations, mankind! From the beginning of man, of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, Satan has attempted to destroy what God has created, to destroy the relationship between man and God. Whether or not Satan knew it, this would ultimately be his downfall for eternity! The battle of all battles, the epitome of wars, the uprising and final attempt in Satan’s rebellion.
This is where we find ourselves today, close to the end of a rebellion that has been going on for at least millennia, maybe even millions or billions of years, perhaps longer, I don’t know just how long, eternity is a long time, in another dimension, and perhaps there is no time there, at least how we know time. And in this final stage of rebellion, we still find that Satan will try to destroy what God has created, that there is no love lost between him and man, that Satan has no affection for man, in fact just the opposite is true!
When we find ourselves getting closer to God, then Satan and his evil spirits will attack us, and when we are obedient to God the same is true. When the Lord is getting us ready to perform His will then evil spirits will attack us. When we uncover the truth about Satan, then we will be attacked by evil spirits, when we uncover the darkness we will be attacked. When we become enlightened, when we begin to see the truth more clearly, then evil spirits will attack! We will be attacked just for being born again!
Many of us may not know why we go through some of the things that we do in life, why we suffer, why we have so many trials and tribulations. Well, the fact of the matter is that we are in a spiritual battle! And if we are children of the Most High God of the universe, then we will be attacked! Not all trials and tribulations can be directly attributed to Satan and evil spirits, many times we bring them upon ourselves, however, we are led to do things which we should not by evil spirits and Satanic influence. We live in a fallen world, so every bad thing can be indirectly attributed to evil spirits and man’s will to follow them, just as with Adam and Eve.
As the world becomes a darker place spiritually, then we will witness an increase in demonic attacks. These attacks can be very severe, from death and illness, to the loss of employment and wealth, or as simple as discouragement and doubt. Evil spirits attack us in many ways, they know our weaknesses and exploit them when they can. They find our backdoor so to speak, and try to rewire our programming, just as a hacker does with a computer system. I believe that they have the power to even cause physical mayhem, such as cars not working, or computers failing, and accidents to happen. However, they cannot do anything to us if God does not allow it to happen! We may sense their presence, we my know that they are coming against us, but if God does not allow it to happen then it won’t!
So does this all mean that if we are Christians we should not get close to God, or that we should not be obedient to God if we will get more and more attacks from evil spirits? Of course not! On the contrary! God is with us, He is not only with us He is within us, and we are within Him! He has the power to overcome, the power over all darkness, and He has given it to us, if we allow it. As children of God we are called to obedience, righteousness, and holiness!
God loves and protects what is His, and if He allows things to happen to us in this life, then it is for a reason, a good reason! We should think, act, and do what is pleasing to God, and if evil spirits attack then so be it! This is being a Christian, a follower of Jesus Christ. We know that the world hated Jesus Christ, and if it hated Him then it will hate us, and if evil hates Christ then it also hates us! And even if we were unsaved, evil would still hate us, and in fact it would lead us straight to Hell!
As Christians we are called to repentance, we are called to follow God, we are called to be obedient, to be righteous and holy as God is. We have been called to have a heart for God, and to love Him with all of it! No matter what happens in this world, we must remain steadfast and seek God first in all things, put Him first in all things. God is calling us now to do His will, to be the children that He created us to be, to walk with Him daily.
The darker the world becomes, the more difficult it is to be a follower of Christ, the more persecution we will suffer, the more we will be attacked by evil spirits. This is why it is so vitally important to remain close to God, to know His word, and to meditate upon it. Evil spirits will take the word of God, just enough of it to sound sweet and good, then twist it just a bit so that it is untrue. They will inject poison into it, turning what was righteous and holy into something that is evil and demonic! Beware and know the truth, do not be deceived into believing lies.
It is past time to put on the whole armor of God! Do it now, do it daily, pray to God without ceasing, repent of all your sins, keep God close and build your relationship with Him! God is now calling all believers to come out of the world. He is searching our hearts and our minds, looking for those willing to do His will not our own. If we choose not to follow God’s will then we are choosing to follow our own, this in and of itself is rebellion against God! Our time is short, the Lord is coming soon to take us home!
God bless my friends! Maranatha!