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DEMONS –DREAMS –ATTACKS –SPIRITUAL WARFARE

The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light,”

(Rom. 13:12).

Demons, devils, black figures, monsters, evil Spirits are real invisible paranormal beings that are very active in the world. However, in the American Church it has been a taboo topic and especially in our churches. At the same time, many people have immigrated to our country bringing their pagan religions. American Christian pastors have not been trained in demonology and spiritual warfare. They do not follow Jesus’ examples of casting out evil spirits and either ignores the problems or sends their congregations to doctors or psychologically trained Christian counselors.

The truth is that we are hearing from people of all cultures reporting experiences and frightening encounters with the invisible demons and now they are appearing in various demonic forms to the people. These encounters reveal people being tormented in their dreams, minds and bodies. Many have been sent to mental wards due to demonic possession. Scores of people have been placed on powerful psychic tropic drugs and they become chemically bound zombies.

Christian believers that are bold enough to believe the Bible and the ministry of Jesus and set captives free by casting out devils, church leaders will judge and reject us calling us crazy.

Meanwhile, people are really suffering and being tormented by evil spirits. We have seen having night visitations by spirits that are sexually attacking them; many mentally ill, crippled blinded, sick and emotionally tormented.

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This has been produced to reveal to Christian that Satan has a demonic kingdom and ignoring it will not make the tormenting spirits stop their work. Matter of fact, Satan’s witchcraft world works by remaining secret and once he has captured a person, their only hope for deliverance by the powerful name of Jesus Christ.

One-third of Jesus’ ministry was operating in casting out demons and teaching His disciples how to free the enslaved captives. Old Testament and New Testament do not ignore the power of witchcraft over people and nations; both Testaments show the only answer to these powers is the Almighty power God thru the name of His Son, Jesus.

Christians have problems also; particularly if they are trying to serve Jesus with their past baggage of sins lingering and driving them daily to sin. As Bishop Africa says, “We kill their past when they get saved.” He says that they cancel all generations’ curses as is shown in (Deut.28) and restore them with all the blessings. They have a chance if they receive deliverance at salvation,” he said. “Deliverance is enjoying the freedom to serve Jesus.”

The real evidence that you have received real DELIVERANCE is that your life is different.

Those things (demons) that were controlling your life by being harassed, driven or tormented are gone. If you stole, you will not steal. If you smoked, you will not smoke. If you were addicted to drugs or alcohol, you will not be addicted. If you were depressed, fearful, sick, these symptoms will leave and you will live in peace.”

Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth…” (II Tim. 2:15).

“Put on the whole armour of God that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil…”(Eph. 6:11).

Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?” And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows,” (Matt.24: 3-8)

“Resist the devil and he will flee from you,”

(Jam. 4:7).

For thou hast been a shelter for me and a strong tower from the enemy…

(Psa. 61:3).

Wake up Church leaders; we are being invaded by the powers of darkness and we have

ignored these dark secrets of Satan. He is moving like a mighty force stealing souls while many continue to play church!

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ASCENDED MASTERS

The spiritual realms have opened and Ascended Masters are joining the physical world; they also possess their stooges so they can rule the world for seven years.

Alice Bailey, in an address at the Arcane School Conference in Geneva, Switzerland, suggested that the “Shamballa force”-the force from the invisible dimensions led by the Lord Maitreya-will be “destructive.” It will also, she said, eject unbelievers from the earth: “The decision to release the Shamballa force during this century into direct contact with the human kingdom is one of the final and most compelling acts of preparation for the New Age. The Shamballa force is destructive and ejective . . . inspiring new understanding of The Plan . . . It is this force . . . which will bring about that tremendous crisis, the initiation of the race into the mysteries of the ages.

Rigden Takpa or Manjushríkírti, King of Shambhala

New Age prophetess, Alice Bailey teaches that this Shamballa destructive force would promote a crisis which would lead to the Initiation of the race into the “mysteries of the ages” (Babylonia religion) is revealing. All who refuse the Luciferic Initiation into the New Age are considered unfit to enter the New Age. This will begin a crisis period as the earth is cleansed and purified. (Rev.17) speaks about mystery Babylon that had mystery initiations (witchcraft). The bible addresses this as part of the last empire that raises its fist of defiance against the God of the universe.

The entire world system lies in the power of the evil one. The Mystery of Babylon is the religion of witchcraft with Satan at the center piece of its worship. He wants to steal the throne of God. He believes that he can do this by stealing the hearts of God’s creation, humankind.

The spirit of antichrist is already at work. As these Last Days approach, more and more, we are witnessing people abandon the bible in favor of the New Age Movement, witchcraft, and Unitarian beliefs.

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All pathways lead God will lead humanity into great deception Luciferian worship.

We know from the Scriptures that Satan’s plan is to deceive the whole world. His objective is to blind the minds of the unbelieving and to recruit those who believed to become part of his agenda to set up an end-times delusion.

The Spirit of Antichrist includes: The New Age Movement which denies Jesus is the ONLY way to Heaven.

“We are our own gods . . .” philosophy “

There are many paths to God . . .”

Witchcraft Unification of all religions

Rejection of the Bible as Truth

The “Da Vinci Code” fiction

Evolution theory promoted as “truth”

Aliens, worship of arch angels

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Virgin Mary worship-which is forbidden in the Bible

The Book of Daniel, chapter 11, says that the willful king (Antichrist) will honor a “strange god” – a god whom his fathers’ knew not . . . a “god of forces…

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UNIVERSAL SYSTEM

The New Age Movement is both religious and political with a goal to create A New World Order, a New World Economic System and A Universal Religious System. They support a world food authority and a world medical authority. They contend that they are chosen to usher in Peace, Love and brotherhood under the leadership of a personality that they call “The Christ.

They assert strongly he is alive today. He is awaiting his entrance to the world stage at any moment. He will demonstrate the “Christ consciousness” (not Jesus Christ) and have possession of human-potential and execute supernatural skills. They also refer to him as “The Great Teacher”, the postulate that he is the incarnate of New Age Theology.

A strong delusion is spreading beyond America and throughout the world. The world that rejects Jesus Christ is waiting for its “incarnation” (avatar or “god-man),” to step on the world’s platform to take the reins of power to bring in the so-called New Age. Satan, the god of all delusions is hungry for souls. He wants you!

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SOVEREIGNTY OF GOD

God is not sleeping. He knows these evil times would come and wants His Church to not to be ignorant of the Devil’s devices.

We could wish, perchance, to know more about the precise origin and nature of demons, but what we need to know is how to be able “to stand against the wiles of the devil,” (Eph. 6:11), that “

For we wrestling is not against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world rulers of this darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places,”

(Eph. 6:12), that our adversary” goeth about as a roaring lion,”devouring, (I Pet. 5:8), as an “angel of light,” deceiving (II Cor. 11:14), and that if we would not suffer disadvantage from him, we must, like the great Apostle, not be “ignorant of his devices,” (II Cor. 2:11).

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NEW REVIVED ROMAN EMPIRE

Scripturally speaking, these three forces must come into existence to fulfill the prophecies concerning the Coming of the Antichrist and then, the Return of Jesus Christ.

A New World Government; a Universal Religion; a one world economy occupy the news every day together with a great push for world religious unification.

Conversely the behind-the-scenes-progress toward religious union has been widespread and far-reaching.

In Revelation 13, John prophesies that a time will come when all human beings who are not named in the Lamb’s Book of Life will worship the Satan inspired end time beast. John also predicts in Revelation 17 that this one world religion, which is symbolized by a harlot,called Jezebel will be judged and destroyed by God. Our world is swiftly moving toward a fulfillment of this prophecy.

In 1993, six thousand religious leaders, representing 125 religious groups from around the world, gathered in Chicago for the Parliament of World Religions, an event promoted by the United Nations. The stated purpose of this parliament was to formulate a “global ethic” that would provide the basis for a non-biased, non-exclusive, religious world order. In the words of this “global ethic” -” We affirm that a common set of core values is found in the teachings of the religions, and that these form the basis of a global ethic.”

Economic conflicts and religious discords assert that if we had one-world government, a global economy, and one-world religion, the root causes of war would be abolished and the world would enjoy peace. The Bible actually shows a world peacemaker coming into power calling for peace but then bringing world war.

And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword,” (Rev.6:4).

With the advent of The European Union, NAFTA, APEC, and GATT it appears that a one-world economy is upon us, we are intently looking for this man to become visible.

The New World system will not support the old but it will be consumed by the Babylonian religious system(witchcraft). Christianity and its people are targeted to be destroyed.

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CHOSEN GENERATION

The Body of Christ has been chosen of God to stand in a royal priesthood as a holy nation. We are shown as pilgrims and strangers living in fallen earth.

But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light;

Which in time past were not a people,but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.

Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;

Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.

Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme;” (I Pet.2:9-13).

Jesus said we are supposed to be the salt of the earth.

Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.

Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid,” (Matt.5:12-14).

We are also supposed to know about spiritual warfare in order to protect ourselves, our families and our nation in prayer by the dominion and power of Jesus Christ.

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PHASE V OPERATION MARA`S KISS

The Satanic Pyramids

The doctrine of demonology as portrayed in the Bible is consistent with the doctrine of the sovereignty of God. In this respect it is unique, and stands in sharp contrast to both rabbinic and ethnic conceptions, in which the malignity is the power, and the independence allowed demons are compatible only with a polytheistic creed. Born and bred in rigid monotheism, Biblical demonism was purified at its source, and kept itself unpolluted from those crooked and gross superstitions which impinge upon the majesty of God. The enslaving and fear-inspiring nature of the popular demonism of neighboring contemporary cults was intensely alien to Israel’s long experience of Jehovah’s uniqueness, goodness, and power.

For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry.

Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king,” (1 Sam 15:23).

Pentacles and pentagrams are considered to be two of the most powerful symbols within the world of occultism and witchcraft. They can be seen throughout our modern society, being used as earnings, necklaces, on posters, banners, and certain magazine and CD album covers. You can see them in New Age bookstores and in the occult sections of major book retailers such as Barnes and Noble. I’ve personally seen these symbols on T-shirts, organizational letterheads, brochures, billboard advertisements, tombstones, and within movies and television shows.

Pentacles and pentagrams can be found all over the is a world paranormal evil power structure that is leading the earth into a New World Order, a global religious system and an international money system.

The power of the Marine Kingdom is the center for the Principalities, Powers, Ruling Spirits and wicked spirits who will possess the world rulers in the end time. “

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places,” (Eph. 6:12).

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CITY UNDER THE SEA AND POWERFUL LEADERS

Bishop Samuel Kanco, a fourth generational witch doctor from Ghana says that he observed the interactive companionship between the powerful leaders of the world in the City under the Sea. The people did not come from just the African coast. Influential people such as big businessman, doctors, lawyers and politicians were coming. I have seen important leaders come to the City under the Sea such as Indians, Asians and Americans. These people were coming from all over the world, from everywhere. I saw very famous influential people; actors and actresses and even saw powerful political personalities in the underwater spirit world. These were people who had sold their souls for positions of power. They had given themselves over to greed and demon possession. They had sold their souls just to sit upon the seats of thrones of world tycoons, barons and kings. You cannot be elected to President of America, England and all over the world, unless you belong to the click. If a president stops taking orders from them, he/she will die. Some of the people who had been elevated to higher positions were given crowns and thrones. They were given titles such as, Queen of the West Coast or The King of the Wizards, etc. The devil’s gods also had thrones.

I had so much spiritual authority that many world leaders were placed under me spiritually.

After my salvation experience, I promised God not to mention their names. When I saw them, I would flash a demonic sign with my fingers and they would smile and flash me a sign. I thought that I had all these powers but it was only after receiving Jesus that I discovered these powers had a hold over me.

The Apostle John stood on the sands of the sea and saw a vision of the spirit of Abaddon, the Beast arise from the Sea. Leviathan is very a powerful and strong mind control spirit.

He is king over all the sons of pride.’

Look at the astonishing scripture in (Rev. 13:1-10) that reveals the destination of the Beast.

John “in the spirit,” finds himself stationed on the sands of the sea-that same great sea upon which Daniel beheld the winds striving in their fury. He becomes aware of a monstrous Beast rising out of the troubled elements. He sees horns emerging, and the number of them is ten, and on each horn a crown. He sees the heads that bear the horns, and these heads are seven, and on the heads are names of blasphemy. Presently the whole figure of the monster is before him. Its appearance is like a leopard or panther, but its feet are as the feet of a bear, and its mouth as the mouth of a lion. He saw also that the Beast had a throne, and power, and great authority. One of his heads showed marks of having been fatally wounded and slain, but the death stroke was healed. He saw also the whole earth wondering after the Beast, amazed at its majesty and power, exclaiming at the impossibility of withstanding it, and celebrating its favorable position to everything.

And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.

And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindred’s, and tongues, and nations. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. If any man have an ear, let him hear. He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints,”

(Rev. 13:1-10).

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BLASPHEMOUS AGAINST GOD

He saw, and the Beasts was speaking great and blasphemous things against God, blaspheming His name, His tabernacle, even them that tabernacle in the heaven, assailing an overcoming the saints on earth, and wielding authority over every tribe, and people, and tongue, and nations. He saw all the dwellers upon earth, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain, did worship this Beast. And for forty-two months the monster holds its place and enacts its resistless will. This is the picture of the monstrous Beast of the sea. He comes out of the agitated sea to become an all-important player in the end times.

MARINE WORLD BROTHERHOOD

Bishop Kanco continues, “I remember that in the early 70’s we had a world conference. Satan was on the throne. He was receiving worship from every being that was present. Their voices were lifted in chanting and they were bowing to the ground. The world occultists in higher positions from America and from all over the world were there. Nominal Christians were invited. In fact everyone is invited to the New World Brotherhood except real Christians. Their leaders were simply excluded from all planning sessions. To Guru, (this is what we called Satan) real born again Christians were like a bunch of pest-cockroaches.

Gurus told us our testimonial has been developed for the revival of Satan worship that has pierced the continent of Europe and the rest of the globe. The spiritual battle is now out in the open even more, with our forces daring to present bizarre activity around the world.”

It was true. We have seen that Satanism is spreading like a cancer, in ways that only a generation ago would have been considered impossible. It has raced into the West from hippies holding witchcraft discussions to dogs being sacrificed and their blood being drunk at Satan worshiping ceremonies, and fire walking carried out as a part of the ritual. In initiation ceremonies, new recruits are required to eat the entrails of an animal while its heart still beating.

An ethereal glow came from within Guru if he heard something that agreed with his ideas. He seemed to be very excited concerning his progress but then he turned his attention to the Christians. He said, “I want to get those rebellious people,” (he called Christians rebellious people).

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STEALING SOULS THRU FASHION

The Bible says there will soon be a widespread falling-away as we receive the power of ruling the world.

He asked, “How can we get them to come to our side?”

There is a demon in charge of fashion, called Moloch. Moloch has a face, breast, and female organ. Another demon called a Marine Demon is half fish, half woman with flying hair.

These demons said, “we can get into the rebellious Christians through fashion.

Do you really believe this is going to work?” One of the world leaders asked.

Guru replied, “Picture this, the heads of the Catholic and Greek churches, Jews and Muslims, Christian bishops and cardinals, snake handlers, Satanist and witches, all meeting for the first time under one roof. Imagine this. The delegates make enchanting speeches about peace and unity and they will read passages from their various religious books and recite their particular prayers to their gods for world peace.”

Yes,” Mammon countered, “meanwhile, think about this, our money is creating the New World Order at such a rapid pace. Everyone is standing in line, taking the big bucks, to be deceived. It’s like taking candy from a baby.” He seemed to be invigorated by the approaching darkness of the night. There was always something new and powerful whenever the sun tumbled into obscurity. Some of the areas that demons are powerfully working are: demon inspired religions and books: Sorcery, divination, Ouija boards, fortune telling, voodoo, ESP., Satan worship, spiritualism, parapsychology, numerology, fetishes, table-tipping, Tarot Cards, clairvoyance, Great Seal, alchemy, talismans, tea leaves, telepathy, New Age, witchcraft, astrology, black arts, materializations, levitation, Yoga, palmistry, scientology, white magic, colorology, black mass, phrenology, I Ching, Kabala, automatic writing, clairaudience, pendulum healing, psychic portraits, crystal gazing dream analysis, Rosicrucian’s, Devil’s pentagrams, Yoga meditation, reincarnation, personal programming, astral projection, Transcendental Meditations, Channeling, Secret Societies, Martial Arts, Karate and many more.

We know that for some strange reason, a wizard or witch couldn’t destroy committed Christians. The witch or wizard must find a way to cause the Christian to sin. If a Christian commits a sin, and doesn’t repent, then a witch/wizard will lead the person to sin again. Then the hedge that is around the Christian will begin to crack. Then gradually —gradually and finally, the witch/wizard will have access to that Christian and will kill that person. The Bible says that the wages of sin are death.

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SPIRITUAL BEINGS

A person must have spiritual eyes to tell the differences between demons and the human being spirits in the sea. Some of the demons in the bottom of the sea appear in the forms as humans while others proudly sport their fallen natures and appear as gods and goddesses. Some come out as angels of light, while others look like mythical monsters. In fact, you can see the shapes and forms of some of these monsters by going into rock and roll record shops and viewing some of the covers on the CDs as they have revealed themselves to the artists. Also, they have exposed themselves to many people who are inventing demonic computer games. Another promoter is the horror movie. I must warn the reader that you cannot walk away clean when you expose yourself to Satan’s demonic fantasy world. These unclean spirits attach themselves to these demonic articles. Then, they will enter into your house and then into your body. Believe me, after exposure, you will be tormented unless you are fortunate enough to receive Jesus Christ and deliverance.

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NEW WORLD EMPIRE

Antichrist Spirits links to the Sea ~ a New World Empire will rise out of the ashes of the old world chaos. This New World Government, a New Word financial system and New Universal Religion’s spiritual power will come from the Sea and out of the Earth!

It will consist of Satan’s anointing giving his authoritative power to his son, a man who is united with a group of secretive, depraved, cabalistic men that will join the iniquity of the masses and idol worship into a world witchcraft driven religion.

World Empire will rise out of the ashes of the old world chaos. This New World Government, a New Word financial system and New Universal Religion’s spiritual power will come from the Sea and out of the Earth! It will consist of Satan’s anointing giving his authoritative power to his son, a man who is united with a group of secretive, depraved, cabalistic men that will join the iniquity of the masses and idol worship into a world witchcraft driven religion.

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THE RED DRAGON

The Red Dragon is setting the world’s stage for his great magical cabalistic teachings of the alchemist’s deception for the spirit of the Antichrist to arise up out of the Sea. Biblical scholars argue that a mysterious man that will be possessed by this demonic principality that will arise from this same sea; the prophets, Daniel, Isaiah, Micah, etc. witnessed visions of the future and saw the son of Satan. The Apostle John stood on the sands of the sea and saw a vision of the spirit of Abaddon, the Beast arise from the Sea.

And He (Jesus) said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven,” (Lk.10:18).

And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great, fiery red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on his heads…. And there was war in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon and the dragon and his angels fought and war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer. So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him” (Rev.12: 3, 7-9).

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THE OCTOPUS MARINE DEMON

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Goldman Sachs’ 21st-century vampire squid differs from Rockefeller’s 20th-century octopus. Americans knew what oil was, and they understood how Standard Oil’s manipulations directly affected their pocketbooks. Even now many Americans don’t know what Goldman’s products are or how it makes its money.

It was called an octopus because Standard Oil controlled every aspect of oil production, refining and shipment, and tried to prevent others from competing. In other words, a monopoly,throughout the period cartoonists portrayed the Standard Oil Company as a giant, grasping octopus.

The real menace of our Republic is the invisible government, which like a Giant octopus sprawls its slimy legs over our cities, states and nation.

To depart from mere generalizations, let me say that at the head of this octopus are the Rockefeller-Standard Oil interests and a small group of powerful banking houses generally referred to as the international bankers.

The little coterie of powerful international bankers virtually run the United States government for their own selfish purposes.

They practically control both parties, write political platforms, make cats paws of party leaders, use the leading in of private organizations, and resort to every device to place in nomination for high public office only such candidates as will be amenable to the dictates of corrupt big business.

These international bankers and Rockefeller – Standard Oil interests control the majority of the newspapers an d magazines in this country. They use the columns of these papers to club into submission or drive out of office public officials who refuse to do the bidding of the powerful corrupt cliques which compose the invisible government.

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It operates under cover of a self-created screen [and] seizes our executive officers, legislative bodies, schools, courts, newspapers and every agency created for the public protection.

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ROCKAFELLA SKANK & THE ROTHSCHILD OCTOPUS: IT’S NOT ABOUT THE MONEY?

(Must be about the power or souls then)… Fatboy Slim

The set opened up in a psychedelic mood as the Russell Brand came riding in on a psychedelic bus announcing he was going to open up your mind.

After singing Pure Imagination from Willy Wonka and I Am The Walrus from the Beatles he introduced the DJ Fatboy Slim whom the announcers said “had the whole nation under his spell in the

90s”. The bus transformed into a huge octopus with eight tentacles as he played Right Here, Right Now and then followed that up with his hit Rockafella Skank. The octopus is a reference to the Rothschild banking dynasty from the 1890s to present day which includes the Rockefeller family and perhaps even something more sinister such as the tentacles of the parasite Archons that invade the mind. The following performers all rode in fancy convertibles. First was Jessie J singing Price Tag whose message “It’s not about the money” seemed hypocritical?

The Octopus is the New World Order mind controlling spirit.

And they worshipped the dragon [Satan] which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him,” (Rev.13:4)?

“In that day the Lord with his sore and great and strong sword shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent, even leviathan that crooked serpent; and he shall slay the dragon that is in the sea,” (Isa. 27).

The apocalyptical One World Government and New Universal Religion will soon step upon the world’s stage revealing a despotic panorama of the future of a new world. People will be rigidly controlled by demonic power and big brother. This world monstrosity will appear to play the final tragedies of biblical prophecies concerning the extinction of all personal and religious freedom. This coming world demagogical system must appeal to the spiritual wishes of the masses and the prophesied anti-Christian leader that will bring his own mystical, universal religion which is a Harlot Church called the Mystery of Babylon complete with its false prophet and false god.

Continued…

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Chapter 3

ATTRIBUTES AND CHARACTERISTICS OF WATER SPIRITS

The water spirit arm of the kingdom of darkness exhibits certain attributes and characteristics which are common to people, places and cities where there is apparent manifestation or presence of these spirits.

1. Excessive pride and arrogance, manifesting in self confidence, critical attitude towards others, total independence, desiring to be served, desire to be honored, desire to control others, boasting over achievements and dishonoring constituted authority.

2. Homes and marriages are affected resulting in broken homes and marriages.

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3. Difficulty for people to get married and stay married

4. “Churches” of error operate in areas where there is manifestation of water spirits.

5. They attack God’s work and God’s servants and unless God’s grace helps the servants, they fall into sexual sins or into heresy. In many coastal or riverime areas, we have seen many Holiness preachers trapped by sexual sins and falling into such sins. Promiscuity, juvenile delinquency, immorality and prostitution are common sins where they operate.

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6. They lock up people’s material wealth and fortunes in the waters (Nah. 2:6).

7. They cause sexual abuse in dreams to those who are under their influence and they see themselves swimming in dreams or bathing by the rivers, etc.

8. Men and women that have water spirit problems find it difficult to be spiritually strong because of attacks from the water-attacks on their spiritual growth, i.e., prayer, Bible study.

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9. They reveal secrets to their worshippers and that’s why their worshippers see “visions” and are involved in divination (Ezek 28:3).

10. Kings and traders have gained riches by the wisdom given them by water spirits (Ezek. 28:4).

11. They cause delay and difficulties in conception.

12. Loss of desire for spouse because they have sex in dreams with their spirit spouses in the spirit.

13. They cause people to love pleasures excessively.

14. They promote sorceries, enchantments and divination (Nah. 3:1-4). They constitute a powerful level of witchcraft (Deut. 18:10-11).

15. They manifest violence because they are violent spirits, i.e., the spirits in the Gardarene demoniacs were responsible for driving the swine violently down the steep into the sea and drowning them (Mark 5:7-13). Nineveh was situated by the sea and was reported to be a bloody war-like and violent city (Nahum 3:1-3).

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16. They impact on people the tendency to go nude, i.e., this is the spirit behind people who walk naked on nude beaches. They alter the personality of people they inhabit, i.e., a normally decent person will see nothing wrong in walking around nude, even at the beach.

17. Water spirits bring evil characteristics into kings and presidents and through them into cities and nations- pride, pollution, terror, wickedness and immorality. In other words, they rule and govern whole nations which are under their influence through manipulation of the presidents and other political leaders.

18. Water Spirits manifesting as Leviathan also manifest these effects on people:

  • Insanity, paralysis, schizophrenia and other illnesses
  • Discord, strife and accusation
  • Chaos and suffering
  • Proud, haughty, condescending, and arrogant attitude.
  • Stubborn, cold-hearted
  • Lack of concentration, learning difficulties
  • Gloominess and depression
  • Unteachable, judgmental, possessive and legalistic
  • Seeks to control and associated with Jezebel spirit
  • Independent attitude, excessive self- confidence
  • Deafness and blindness to the Holy spirit, counterfeit ministries and worship
  • Miscommunication, deception, twisting the truth, lying, gossip and slander.
  • Dishonoring of authority.

(Culled from Amanda Buys, The Four Elements: Earth, Air, Fire and Water)

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19. Since their objective is to prevent mankind from worshipping the true God, the creator of the universe, they deceive people through worldly philosophies (Col. 2:8) and through false religion and all kinds of cults (Col. 2:18).

20. They strengthen themselves through human blood and so they use many devises like air, road and water accidents, sickness, ritual killing, wars and other means by which they shed blood.

  1. They use material and financial resources to manipulate their devotees: “Bow before me and I will make you rich” and many have bowed to them to serve them. They have by their wisdom monopolized and cornered a lot of the world’s materials resources, and they flaunt these to enslave undiscerning people.

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I’ve been promising others that I would publish more on the Marine Kingdom and how it works. So, the next several weeks we shall study more.

There are two worlds in which we live, the natural and supernatural. And the importance of water to these two cannot be overemphasized. Of course, GOD created the heavens and the earth, and all of creations was filled with water.

Many debate the issues of the book of Revelation in chapter 13…it speaks of beasts coming out of the sea. This is a literal statement.

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WATER: IT’S IMPORTANCE IN CREATION

The importance of water to man cannot be overemphasized and this is why the Holy Spirit commissioned this assignment.

From the under-listed information, the reader will begin to understand how important water is to man and to God:

1. Before creation, the entire surface of the earth was covered with water. In other words, before the heavens and earth were created, all of creation was filled with water (Gen. 1: 1-10). Water existed before every other creation of God! It was from water that the earth was formed (Gen. 1:8) and the scriptures affirm that the whole earth was founded upon the waters.

The earth is the LORD’s,

and the fulness thereof; the world,

and they that dwell therein”

For He hath founded it upon the seas,

and established it upon the floods”

(Ps. 24:1-2).

2. Doctors and scientists confirm that 70% of human body weight consists of water.

3. 72% of present world surface is water.

4. Man needs water for everything. He can survive without food for up to two or three weeks but cannot survive without water for the same period. For man, water is needed for: Drinking, Bathing, Washing/General cleaning, Cooking, Farming, and Medicare in hospitals.

5. Water exists in the form of rains, streams, lakes, rivers and oceans.

6. The Bible also says the foundation of the whole earth is upon the waters.

You who laid the foundations of the earth

so that it should not be moved forever,

you covered it with the deep as with agarment,

the waters stood above the mountains.” (Ps. 104:5-6)

7. God’s throne itself is upon the waters. This shows the importance God himself attaches to water.

The voice of the LORD is

over the water;

The God of glory thunders;

The LORD is over many waters.

The LORD sat enthroned at the Flood,

And the LORD sits as King Forever”

(Ps. 29:3, 10).

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WARFARE TRANSFERRED INTO THE WATERS (SEA)

God in His sovereignty and infinite wisdom gave so much prominence to water in creation as seen in the above-stated scriptures and information. Satan, on the other hand, who used to be the number one angel and who was created as Lucifer, is forever trying to copy and imitate the true things of God.

In his position as the number one angel, Lucifer was the ruler of the earth before the creation of man. He ruled the pre-Adamite world when there was no visible landmass, and the world was covered with water. It was for this reason that in the recreation, God said: “… and let the dry land appear ….” (Gen. 1:9).

Then, Lucifer fell from this exalted position of being the number one angel, next to the Trinity through pride and rebellion. His fall is revealed in scriptures.

How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit. They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms; That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?” (Is 14 12-17).

And He (Jesus) said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven” (Luke 10:18).

And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great, fiery red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on his heads…. And there was war in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought and war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer. So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him” (Revelation 12: 3, 7-9).

Again, the fall of Lucifer was expressed in Ezekiel 28: 12-19. When Lucifer had fallen and had been cast out of heaven, he was overthrown and cast into the earth and the seas. At his overthrow, the host of heaven declared in a loud voice.

… Rejoice, O heavens, and you who dwell in them!

Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea!

For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath,

because he knows that he has a short time” (Rev 12:12, emphasis mine).

Heavens rejoiced but that was the beginning of the problem of the earth and the seas because the one who troubled them in heaven had been cast to the earth and the seas!

Since he had been overthrown, Satan, meaning adversary, had been attempting to thwart and stop God’s plan to bring peace unto His kingdom.

After the first prophecy in Genesis 3:15 that God will use the seed of the woman to bruise the head of Satan and destroy his kingdom, he (Satan) began to look for the Man that fulfills the prophecy so as to destroy Him.

The first attempt was to try and pollute the human race through fallen angels whom he commissioned to assume the form of humans and marry women. This was to destroy the seed of mankind (Gen. 6) by introducing the sins of fornication, idolatry and homosexuality. This “satanically-induced marriage” succeeded in producing giants through sexual intercourse between these fallen angels and women on earth.

However, God had a remnant in Noah who was not corrupted, himself and his household. Through Noah and his righteousness, God was able to preserve His plan to redeem the earth from the dark kingdom. Through Noah God preserved a remnant (eight people) in the entire human race.

Again, Satan tried desperately to pollute and destroy the human race through the sins of drunkenness and cursing, but God preserved a remnant in Abram, established a covenant with him and brought the Messiah, Jesus Christ through his lineage. The complete genealogy of Jesus was traced in Matthew 1. The main purpose why Jesus came is to do the will of His father and to destroy the works of the Dark Kingdom (1 Jn. 3:8).

Now, all power and authority in heaven and earth is still vested in Christ Jesus but it is to be manifested through His body, the church. This is the day and age when His body should arise from slumber and begin to exercise authority offensively over the kingdom of darkness.

We are not supposed to be harassed by the devil and be on the defensive but since our master, Jesus Christ came to destroy the works of the devil, we ought to be an army aggressively raiding and destroying the dark kingdom in our lives, in the lives of our family members and relations, in our communities, cities and our world.

Jesus assured us and said, “the gates of hell shall not prevail against the Church” (Matt 16:18). When Jesus said, “I will give you the keys of the kingdom of Heaven.” He was saying to the Church, “You will have all the available resources in Heaven at your disposal.”

Would Jesus have said this if He wanted us to eagerly struggle through life and merely look forward to the rapture as a means of escape from the world?

No! He expects us to enforce His victory by exercising the authority He has given us to defeat Satan in our lives and in our world, so that the kingdoms of this world might become the kingdoms of our God and of His Christ.

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BACK TO THE INFLUENCE OF WATERS

With 72% of the earth’s surface covered by water, Satan decided in his rebellion to build his power base in the waters. His “secretariat” is in the heavenlies where the powers and principalities supervise satanic oppression of territories, cities and nations but his “operational base” is in the waters.

Since the foundation of the earth is on the water (Ps. 104:5-6) and the whole earth was founded upon the waters (Ps. 24:1-2), Satan also decided the best place to pitch his kingdom’s power base is in the waters, because he likes to counterfeit everything God does.

Continued…

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I found myself humming this song…the melody caught my ear and the voice – hypnotic…but it had me really thinking it was something it’s not. I watched the video only to be confused at the scene of it all. Have you see it? Has the tune caught your ear?
“Take Me To Church”

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Hozier – Take Me To Church [link]
Quite catchy…huh?
What’s sad about this song is that it’s as offensive as Marilyn Manson….for an example. But, no one notices how evil it is. Young people are curious about sex! These lyrics trade faith as a sexual license to worship sex. Mocking Christians and their faith has become the norm! Satan wants people to love the flesh and hate the spirit.

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In an interview with New York Magazine in March 2014, the artist Hozier states:
‘Take Me to Church’ is essentially about sex, but it’s a tongue-in-cheek attack at organizations that would… undermine humanity by successfully teaching shame about sexual orientation — that it is sinful, or that it offends God… But it’s not an attack on faith… it’s an assertion of self, reclaiming humanity back for something that is the most natural and worthwhile.
Irish songwriter Hozier released the video for his gospel-inspired epic, “Take Me to Church,” a cavernous song that uses love and ecstasy as a religious metaphor. This lyrics expressed his frustration with organized religion — and particularly the Catholic Church’s history of mistreating gays and covering up child sexual abuse. He wrote it in an effort to raise awareness and support for gay marriage following Russia’s criminalization of homosexuality.
Hozier — born Andrew Hozier-Byrne…believes man’s struggle is to find his own identity in an oppressive culture of church, in an age influenced heavily by the Catholic church and a nationalism that he just wants to be free of. Ironically, he believes the song is NOT an attack on faith…seriously? Hozier has been labelled an atheist by the press, but he says that’s not the case.
Quote: “We love the sinner, but we hate the sin.” It’s a backhanded way of telling someone to be ashamed of who they are and what they do.

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He sang with Anúna which is an Irish choral group. In 1987 Dublin composer Michael McGlynn founded An Uaithne, a name which describes the three ancient types of Celtic music, Suantraí (lullaby), Geantraí (happy song) and Goltraí (lament).

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In June 2012 Anúna released their new album Illumination, a fifteen track CD and in May featured on the soundtrack to the video game Diablo III. Blizzard Entertainment’s audio director, Russell Brower says “Working somewhat against conventional expectations, Hell is a beautiful and seductive sound, provided by Dublin’s uniquely astounding choral group ANÚNA”.


Frankly, I will let you decide what you think, but I believe these kinds of issues are brought forward to shape young minds. Our youth are vulnerable and music can influence their beliefs. If you ask a person who is ‘rethinking’ their sexual status and future of their relationships, you will most likely find either abuse or some event which has tainted their beliefs.
Now, the lyrics to this song is really strange…
My lover’s got humour
She’s the giggle at a funeral
Knows everybody’s disapproval
I should’ve worshipped her sooner

If the heavens ever did speak
She’s the last true mouthpiece
Every Sunday’s getting more bleak
A fresh poison each week

“We were born sick,” you heard them say it

My church offers no absolutes
She tells me, “Worship in the bedroom.”
The only heaven I’ll be sent to
Is when I’m alone with you

I was born sick
But I love it
Command me to be well
Aaay. Amen. Amen. Amen.

Take me to church
I’ll worship like a dog at the shrine of your lies
I’ll tell you my sins and you can sharpen your knife
Offer me that deathless death
Good God, let me give you my life

If I’m a pagan of the good times
My lover’s the sunlight
To keep the Goddess on my side
She demands a sacrifice

Drain the whole sea
Get something shiny
Something meaty for the main course
That’s a fine-looking high horse
What you got in the stable?
We’ve a lot of starving faithful

That looks tasty
That looks plenty
This is hungry work

Take me to church
I’ll worship like a dog at the shrine of your lies
I’ll tell you my sins so you can sharpen your knife
Offer me my deathless death
Good God, let me give you my life

No Masters or Kings
When the Ritual begins
There is no sweeter innocence than our gentle sin

In the madness and soil of that sad earthly scene
Only then I am human
Only then I am clean
Ooh oh. Amen. Amen. Amen.

Take me to church
I’ll worship like a dog at the shrine of your lies
I’ll tell you my sins and you can sharpen your knife
Offer me that deathless death
Good God, let me give you my life
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I believe GOD intended marriage to be a holy union between man and woman. And whenever sexual acts take place outside of this marriage, it involves pain and conflict…ultimately. This is a poison which society is now swimming/living in. Damaged marriages contain people who would cheat rather than repair what is damaged. “Sex” does not actually require commitment, and this is why so many young people don’t mature into loving relationships (lasting marriages), but once you’ve had sex with someone…what people don’t realize is that there is a bond, a tie…a union. These ties (when abused) can become a portal for demonic spirits to enter.

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The lyrics to this song is a true testament of social dysfunction, ….how the elite are guiding our youth into paths of sin.

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There is no doubt that religion is tainted by man. GOD did not intend on man having organized religions…but to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, as The Only Path to HIM!

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TACTICAL MANEUVERS
1. Are you currently suffering? How? Review the five reasons for suffering given in this chapter.
• Others around you.
• Circumstances of life.
• Your ministry.
• Direct Satanic activity.
• Your own sin.
Which reason(s) might be behind your current suffering? If you discover your suffering is through your own sin, you need to repent. If your suffering is caused by others, because of your ministry, through the circumstances of life, or by direct Satanic attack, what might be the purposes God has for allowing this?
2. Review the positive benefits of “suffering according to the will of God” listed below. Identify the ones you feel God is working to accomplish in your life, then begin to cooperate with the process.
• Your faith is tested.
• You are equipped to comfort others.
• You learn not to trust in self.
• You develop positive spiritual qualities.
• The works of God are manifested.
• The power of God is perfected.
• That which is unstable is removed.
• Your focus is changed.
• The old self-nature is changed.
• You are prepared for ministry.
• You are prepared to reign with Christ.
• You receive spiritual blessings.
• You learn obedience.
• The Word of God is tested within you.
• You are humbled.
• You are enlarged spiritually.
• You come to know God intimately.
3. In natural warfare, soldiers help one another in the battle. When one soldier is under attack, others come to help him. They fire their weapons at the enemy to provide cover
for him so he can run to safety. Do you know of a wounded warrior, a casualty of war for whom you can provide such spiritual cover? Can you help someone in their battle with the enemy by praying for them and encouraging them?
4. Study more about suffering in I Peter. This book focuses on the subject of suffering.
5. Study the following references about suffering:
Hardness: II Timothy 2:3
Tribulation: Acts 14:20; Romans 5:3; 12:12; I Thessalonians 3:4, II Thessalonians 1:4
Persecution: Matthew 5:10-12, 44; 13:21; Mark 4:17; Luke 11:49; 21:12; John 15:20; I Corinthians 4:12; II Corinthians 4:9; Acts 8:1; 11:19; 13:50; II Timothy 3:12; Romans 8:35; Galatians 6:12
Suffering: I Peter 5:10; Philippians 1:29; 3:8; 4:12; II Corinthians 1:6; II Timothy 2:12; 3:12; Galatians 5:11; 6:12; Acts 9:16; I Thessalonians 3:4; II Thessalonians 1:5
Affliction: Psalms 34:19; 119:67, 71, 75; Matthew 24:9; Acts 20:23; II Corinthians 2:4; 4:17; 6:4; I Thessalonians 3:3; II Timothy 1:8; 3:11, 4:5; II Corinthians 1:6; James 5:10; Hebrews 10:32-33.

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CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO:
1. Thou therefore endure hardness as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. (II Timothy 2:3)
2. Sin and Satan.
3. Review the five ways suffering enters the life a believer discussed in Chapter Twenty- Two.
4. Review the positive benefits of suffering discussed in Chapter Twenty-Two.
5. Review the proper attitudes towards suffering discussed in Chapter Twenty-Two.
6. a. False b. False c. False d. True

 

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THE BATTLE OVER THE WALLS
OBJECTIVES:
Upon completion of this chapter you will be able to:
• Write the Key Verse from memory.
• Explain what is meant by “spiritual walls.”
• Explain why spiritual walls are destroyed.
• Recognize strategies Satan uses to attack spiritual walls.
• Identify spiritual counter strategies to assure victory at the walls.

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KEY VERSE FROM THE ARTICLES OF WAR:

Then answered I them, and said unto them, the God of Heaven, He will prosper us; therefore we His servants will arise and build: but ye have no portion, nor right, nor memorial, in Jerusalem. (Nehemiah 2:20)

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INTRODUCTION
The book of Nehemiah in the Old Testament relates the story of a battle to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem which had been destroyed by an enemy. Walls were an important defense in cities in ancient Israel. They protected against enemy invasion. The natural walls of Jerusalem are symbolic of our spiritual walls:

…thou shalt call thy walls Salvation and thy gates Praise. (Isaiah 60:18)

The natural gates of Jerusalem mentioned in Nehemiah 3 each have symbolic meaning which apply to your spiritual walls:
The Sheep Gate represents the work of the cross in your life, the foundation of spiritual construction: 3:1; John 10:11
The Fish Gate represents Christian witness: 3:3; Matthew 4:19
The Old Gate represents the old nature changing to the new: 3:6; Romans 6:1-23
The Valley Gate speaks of suffering and testing: 3:13; II Corinthians 1:3-5
The Dung Gate represents the works of the flesh which must be eliminated: 3:14; Galatians 5:16-21
The Fountain Gate represents the work of the Holy Spirit: 3:15; John 7:37-39
The Water Gate represents the Word of God: 3:26; John 4:10-14
The Horse Gate represents the believer’s warfare: 3:28; Ephesians 6:10-17
The Eastern Gate speaks of the believer’s hope in the return of Jesus: 3:29; Ezekiel 43:1-2
The Miphkad Gate speaks of self-examination and the judgment seat of Jesus: 3:31; I
Corinthians 3:9-15; II Corinthians 5:10
So your spiritual walls include:
• Walls of salvation, gates of praise
• Work of the cross in your life
• Christian witness
• The old nature changed to the new nature
• Suffering and testing
• Elimination of works of the flesh
• Work of the Holy Spirit
• The Word of God
• Spiritual warfare
• The hope of the return of Jesus
• Self-examination
These are the spiritual walls Satan has targeted to destroy in your life. He wants to destroy your praise and Christian witness. He wants to destroy the work of the cross, suffering, and the Holy Spirit in your life. He tries to keep you from studying God’s Word and acting upon its truths. Satan wants to defeat you in spiritual warfare, prevent self-examination, and entrap you in the works of the flesh and the old sinful nature. He wants to destroy your hope in the return of Jesus.
These are your spiritual walls, and Satan attacks them with strategies identical to those used in the battle over the walls in Jerusalem. This chapter focuses on the battle over the walls of your spiritual life. It uses the story of Nehemiah to draw powerful parallels of spiritual warfare.

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THE SITUATION IN JERUSALEM
Before continuing with this lesson, read Nehemiah chapters l through 7:3. Chapters l and 2 of Nehemiah describe the condition of the walls around Jerusalem. They were in ruin, destroyed by enemy invasion, and the gates had been burned with fire. Without walls and gates, a city was open to invasion on every side from enemy forces. If your spiritual walls are destroyed, you too are open to attack by the enemy.

THE REASON FOR THE PROBLEM
Nehemiah recognized the walls had been destroyed and the city was in its present condition because of sin. (Nehemiah 1:5-7) When your spiritual walls are in ruin it is also because of sin. Nehemiah felt an intense burden from God to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem to provide protection for the inhabitants. His preparation and plan are described in chapters l and 2. He and his workers were determined to “arise and build” the walls (Nehemiah 2:18).

STRATEGIES OF SATAN: THE BATTLE OVER THE WALLS
When Nehemiah determined to rebuild the wall around Jerusalem, he met powerful opposition from his enemies. When you determine to rebuild spiritual walls, you will face similar opposition from your enemy, Satan. The strategies of the enemies of Nehemiah are identical to the strategies Satan uses to attack spiritual walls. The attacks are divided into two main categories: External attacks and internal attacks.

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EXTERNAL ATTACKS:
These are attacks the enemy launches from without through others who are not part of the body of Christ. Such attacks include:

1. Direct criticism: Nehemiah 2:19
The enemies criticized, “What do you think you are doing?” They were against the reconstruction project and tried in every way to prevent it.

2. Mocking and scorn: Nehemiah 4:1-3
Nehemiah became a “target for tongues.” The enemy tried to defeat him through the mocking and scorn of others. Satan will use the tongue of others to discourage and defeat you.

3. False accusations: Nehemiah 6:5-7
The enemy attacked Nehemiah personally with false accusations. They accused him of being a rebel. Satan is called “the accuser of the brethren.” He will use others to accuse you as well as putting accusing thoughts in your mind.

4. Diversion: Nehemiah 6:2
The enemy tried to get Nehemiah to join them for a meeting. This meeting was a diversion tactic to call Nehemiah away from the work of rebuilding the wall. Diversion from the things of God and the work He has given you to do is still a chief strategy of Satan.

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5. Popular influence: Nehemiah 6:2
The enemy said let “us” meet together, trying to influence Nehemiah with popular opinion. Popular opinion said Nehemiah was a rebel and the wall could not be built. Trying to get believers to conform to popular opinion, majority rule, and the principles of the world is a key strategy of Satan. A false prophet claiming to be of God was even used by the enemy to attack Nehemiah (Nehemiah 6:10-13). Popular opinion would say to listen to a “prophet of God.” We are warned of false prophets who would divert us from God.

6. Compromise: Nehemiah 5:14-19
Nehemiah refused to compromise. He did not conform to wrong life styles and principles around him. His motto was, “So did not I, because of the fear of God” (Nehemiah 5:15). Satan promotes compromise. He tries to convince believers that something is all right because others are doing it or that such things really are not wrong.

7. Threats and fear: Nehemiah 6:5-9
The enemy made fearful threats against Nehemiah and his workers. Satan knows that fear paralyzes but faith energizes believers to be effective for God. When Nehemiah was offered a way to escape from the enemy, he refused to be fearful and retreat (Nehemiah 6:10-13). He did not take the easy way out. Satan tries to make believers flee in the face of opposition. When you are running you are retreating, and when you retreat you do not gain or hold spiritual ground. When you walk by faith you will encounter opposition of those who walk by sight.

8. Fighting and hindering: Nehemiah 4:8
Open tactics of fighting and hindering were also used. The enemy is not always subtle in his attacks. Sometimes he comes right out in the open to fight and hinder.

9. Conspiracy: Nehemiah 4:8; 6:2
A conspiracy or plot was made against Nehemiah by the enemy. The enemy plots against your life also:

The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy… (John 10:10)

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10. Attacks at vulnerable times: Nehemiah 4:6
The greatest attack of the enemy came when the wall was half finished because this was a strategic (important) time. The enemy invades at strategic times when you are vulnerable (most open and affected by his attacks).
• The Prophet Jonah became despondent after the greatest revival ever experienced (Jonah 3-4).
• David fell into sin at a time of great victory in his life. Up until that time he had not known military defeat.
• Samson fell into sin when he “began” to deliver Israel from the hands of the Philistines.
When you are being effective for God, you are vulnerable to enemy attack. Satan is concerned most with those who are advancing in the spirit world.

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INTERNAL ATTACKS:
Internal attacks of Satan are those made from within the Body of Christ. They include:

1. Discouragement: Nehemiah 4:10-11
The workers became discouraged which resulted in:
• Loss of strength.
• Loss of vision because of “too much rubbish.”
• Loss of confidence

2. Dissension: Nehemiah 5
Nehemiah 5 opens with dissension among God’s people. If Satan divides the Body of Christ, he makes us ineffective. We are busy battling each other instead of building. Wrong motives are always behind dissension. In Nehemiah chapter 5 the wrong motive was greed.

3. Weak believers: Nehemiah 4:12
The enemy used weak workers (symbolic of weak believers in the Body of Christ) to try to defeat the construction project.

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SPIRITUAL COUNTER STRATEGIES: VICTORY AT THE WALL
The following strategies were used by Nehemiah to rebuild the wall of Jerusalem. You can use the same strategies to assure victory at your spiritual walls:

EXAMINE THE WALLS:
As Nehemiah did in the natural world, examine the walls of your spiritual life. (Nehemiah 2) Has the enemy crept into your personal life, your home, church fellowship, business, etc.?

But let a man examine himself… (I Corinthians 11:28)
Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves… (II Corinthians 13:5)

Remember that self-examination is one of the symbolic gates of your wall in the spirit world. Satan will try to prevent you from self-examination because it will result in recognition of areas in your life where you have let him destroy the walls and invade.

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CONFESS YOUR SIN:
As Nehemiah, recognize that the reason walls are destroyed is because of sin. Then like he did (Nehemiah 1:5-7), confess your sin and ask forgiveness:

If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (I John 1:8-9)

RECOGNIZE THAT YOU CANNOT BUILD ALONE:
When Nehemiah’s workers said, “We ourselves are unable to build the wall,” it was a true statement. By themselves they were unable. They needed the power of God to equip them for the task…So will you!

ARISE AND BUILD:
As Nehemiah, determine to rise and rebuild your spiritual walls:

Then answered I them, and said unto them, the God of Heaven, He will prosper us; therefore we His servants will arise and build: but ye have no portion, nor right, nor memorial, in Jerusalem. (Nehemiah 2:20)

Be prepared…You will face opposition from the enemy.

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DO NOT BE DIVERTED:
Nehemiah refused to be diverted by enemy tactics (Nehemiah 6:2-3). Do not let the enemy divert or distract you from rebuilding your spiritual walls.

DO NOT BE SWAYED BY “POPULAR OPINION”:
Popular opinion was that Nehemiah was a rebel (Nehemiah 2:19). Popular opinion held that the walls could not be properly rebuilt (Nehemiah 4:3). Nehemiah was not swayed by popular opinion. Rather than conform to popular opinion, Nehemiah set an example. He said, “So did not I, because of the fear of God” (Nehemiah 5:14-19. Become an example in spiritual warfare. Do not become part of the crowd that says victory is impossible.

IDENTIFY THE ENEMY AND HIS STRATEGIES:
Nehemiah identified the enemy and his strategies. He discovered that the enemy planned a surprise attack (Nehemiah 4:8 and 11). You must identify your spiritual enemy and his strategies in order to be effective in spiritual warfare. This will help you be prepared for surprise attacks.
Recognize that the enemy has conspired against you to kill, steal, and destroy but realize God has greater power and wants to give you life more abundantly (John 10:10).

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DEVELOP SPIRITUAL COUNTER STRATEGIES:
Nehemiah developed a counter strategy when he heard the enemy planned to attack. He set some workers as a guard to watch for the enemy. Every worker built the wall but also had his sword and was prepared to fight (Nehemiah 4:13-18). A signal was arranged (a trumpet blast) to alert the warriors of an invasion. Because they were prepared to fight and knew the strategy of the enemy, they prevented an invasion. They knew if they had to war with the enemy, God would fight for them:

…our God shall fight for us. (Nehemiah 4:20)

If you develop proper spiritual counter strategies, you can prevent many invasions of the enemy into your life. When Satan does break through and invade, be assured that God will fight for you!

FACE THE ENEMY:
When Nehemiah was offered refuge from the enemy, he refused. He said, “Should such a man as I flee?” (Nehemiah 6:11). Nehemiah faced the enemy in God’s power. When the enemy threatens you, do not flee or take the easy way out or your spiritual walls will never be secure. When internal dissension and discouragement arose and the enemy worked through weak believers, Nehemiah did not ignore the attacks. He confronted and conquered them.

PROTECT YOUR WALL AT VULNERABLE TIMES:
In the story of Nehemiah, the greatest attack of the enemy came when the wall was half finished. When you start building in the spirit world, when you enter the arena of effective spiritual warfare, be prepared. It is a vulnerable time. You are a target for an attacks of Satan.

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BUILD THE WALL:
Nehemiah’s response to direct criticism, mocking, scorn, false accusations, threats, and fear, was
simply to continue building the wall:
So we labored in the work: and half of them held the spears from the rising of the morning till the stars appeared. (Nehemiah 4:21)

Nehemiah stayed with the task. He did not stop building:
So the wall was finished in the twenty and fifth day of the month of Elul, in fifty and two days. (Nehemiah 6:15)

Nehemiah did in a short time what the enemy said could not be done. If the walls are down around your life, the enemy may tell you the task is hopeless. But, with God’s help, you can rebuild the wall. With His strength you do not have to take a long time to do so:
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. (Philippians 4:13)

When the enemy attacks your spiritual reconstruction project do not quit! Just keep building your spiritual walls.

SET A WATCH:
When Nehemiah completed rebuilding the walls around Jerusalem, he set a guard to watch over the walls and gates of the city (Nehemiah 7:1-3). Set a watch over your spiritual walls. Always be alert for attacks of the enemy.

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INSPECTION
1. Write the Key Verse from the Articles Of War.
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2. What is meant by our spiritual walls?
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3. Why had the walls of Jerusalem been destroyed (the same reason spiritual walls are destroyed)?
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4. List strategies Satan uses in the battle over spiritual walls.
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5. List spiritual counter strategies which assure victory at the wall.
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OBJECTIVES:
Upon completion of this chapter you will be able to:
• Write the Key Verses from memory.
• Identify the main battleground of spiritual warfare.
• Explain what is meant by the “fiery darts” of Satan.
• Recognize mental strategies used by Satan to attack the mind.
• Use spiritual counter strategies to quench these “fiery darts” of Satan.

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KEY VERSES FROM THE ARTICLES OF WAR:

For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds; Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ. (II Corinthians 10:3-5)

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INTRODUCTION
When Paul warned the Corinthians not to be ignorant of the Devil’s “wiles,” the Greek word for wiles means “schemes” and is from the same word used for “mind.” In other words, Satan’s primary assaults occur in our thought life. The mind is the main battlefield in spiritual warfare. Every attack of Satan involves the human mind.
This chapter focuses on the battle for the mind. It discusses the strategies of Satan and gives spiritual counter strategies for victory over his attacks. The battle for the mind is easily summarized:

For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. (Romans 8:6-7)

Satan wants to make your mind carnal (sinful, worldly, fleshly). God wants you to be spiritually minded.

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WHY SATAN ATTACKS THE MIND
The greatest commandment includes loving God with all your mind. This is one of the main reasons why Satan battles for your mind:

Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy MIND; This is the first and great commandment. (Matthew 22:37-38)

Satan battles for your mind because it is closely tied spiritually to your heart and mouth:

But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts…(Matthew 15:18-19)

Satan battles for the mind because the way you think affects the way you act:

For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he…(Proverbs 23:7)

Satan knows if he can control your mind, he can control your body, your actions, and, if left unchallenged, your spirit.

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FIERY DARTS FROM THE ENEMY
In Old Testament times, fiery darts were used as weapons of warfare. They were hollow reeds filled with material which would burn easily. They were set on fire and then shot from bows.
They were excellent weapons against the walled cities of the time because they could be shot over the walls to ignite the thatched roofs of the houses within.
In Ephesians 6:11-17 Paul discusses the spiritual battle with Satan. He speaks of “the fiery darts of the wicked.” The enemy continuously hurls “fiery darts” at you in the spirit world. Most of these “darts” are aimed at the mind.
The Apostle Paul warns that you should not be “soon shaken in mind” (II Thessalonians 2:2). In the Greek translation, “shake” means to “agitate, disturb, topple, (by implied) to destroy.” If you can take hold of something and shake it, you have control over it. Satan wants to “shake” or exert control over your mind.

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SATAN’S STRATEGY: BATTLES IN THE MIND
The mind is one of the most complex and least understood parts of the human body. Because it is so complex, Satan has many subtle methods of attacking the mind. Though it would be impossible to list them all, the following list summarizes the main strategies of attack Satan uses in the battle for the mind:

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QUESTIONING THE AUTHORITY OF GOD:
The first temptation of man started in the mind. It started with this strategy: Questioning the authority of God. Satan said to Eve, “Yea, hath God said?…” Did God really say that you could not eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil? Questioning God and His Word leads to doubt, unbelief, and skepticism.

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DECEPTION AND SEDUCTION:
Deception was also part of the enemy’s strategy. When Satan confronted Eve, he was disguised as a beautiful serpent. Satan uses lies, cults, and “religious spirits” to deceive millions in our world today. Some of the deceptions Satan advances include the following appeals:
• “You can become a god.”
• “You can know the future.”
• “You future, including eternity, is predestined. There is nothing you can do about it.”
• “Everyone is a child of God.”
• “There are more ways to Heaven than by Jesus.”
• “God is too good to send anyone to Hell.”
• “All God expects you to do is live a good life and do the best you can.”
• “The Bible should not be taken literally.”
• “The Bible contains many errors.”
Seducing spirits of Satan attack the mind to distort the truth of God’s Word:

Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils. (I Timothy 4:1)

Satan used this attack on Jesus in Luke 4:9-12. He tried to get Jesus to throw himself off a high point of the temple since God had promised to…

…give His angels charge over thee, to keep thee, And in their hands they shall bear thee up…(Luke 4:10-11)

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THE FLESH:
You previously studied about the flesh as a spiritual force of evil. Satan uses the flesh to war against the mind:

But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. (Romans 7:23)

Satan uses your own mouth, your eyes, ears, and even your senses of touch and smell to foster wicked thoughts in your mind.

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BLINDING MINDS OF UNBELIEVERS:
Satan works in the minds of unbelievers to blind them to the truth of the Gospel:

In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. (II Corinthians 4:4)

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DEPRESSION:
To be depressed is to be downcast, sad, discouraged, or in low spirit. It includes feelings of despair, despondency, and dejection. Depression can lead to suicidal thoughts or actual suicide because of the hopeless feelings which produces uncontrollable mental grief, sorrow, heartache, and crying.
Sometimes Satan uses circumstances of life to lead to depression. For examples, a great loss or fear of loss, suppressed anger, a low self concept, unfulfilled expectations, and a negative attitude can all be used to cause depression. In Proverbs 24:10 we are warned about “fainting in the day of adversity” (troubled or distressed circumstances).
Sometimes depression is caused by the negative attitudes of those around us through which Satan works. In Deuteronomy 1:28 God’s people admitted, “our brethren have discouraged our hearts.”
We read in Numbers 21:4 that the soul of God’s people was much discouraged. King David often reflected discouragement in his Psalms (see Psalms 69 for an example). The Apostle Paul also had times of deep depression:

For we would not, brethren, have you ignorant of our trouble which came to us in Asia, that we were pressed out of measure, above strength, insomuch that we despaired even of life… (II Corinthians 1:8)
If you do not conquer depression it can also lead to oppression by Satanic spirits. This is a deeper form of depression where Satan gains more restrictive power over the mind.

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DISCOURAGEMENT:
Discouragement means to be “without courage.” Satan wants to discourage you because if you are “without courage,” you are ineffective in warfare.

WITHDRAWAL:
Another way Satan attacks the mind is through withdrawal. The purpose of this strategy is to isolate you from the rest of the Body of Christ. Since believers function together in ministry as a body, withdrawal makes you non-functional. Examples of men of God who were attacked mentally by Satan and withdrew are Elijah (I Kings 19) and Jonah (Jonah 4:5-11).

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IMPROPER MOTIVES:
A motive is your reason for doing something. Motives are important because although man looks on the outward appearance (actions), God looks on the heart:

But the Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him; for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart. (I Samuel 16:7)

But Jesus did not commit Himself unto them, because He knew all men.

And needed not that any should testify of man; for He knew what was in man. (John 2:24-25)

Many people enter Christian ministry for the wrong reasons. God is more concerned with motive than ministry. This is where you should place your concern also, for when motives are proper then ministry will naturally follow. Your motives for ministry must be right:

Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind; Neither as being lords over God’s heritage, but being ensamples to the flock. (I Peter 5:2-3)

You must enter the ministry willingly, not because of the advantages and benefits of the office, not as a dictator but as an example. Satan will try to create wrong motives for Christian service by putting them subtly in your mind. Satan causes wrong motives for desiring God’s power. You can find an example of this in Acts 8:18-23 in the story of a man named Simon.
You can have vindictive motives for your actions. (Vindictive means that you want to get even with someone who has done you wrong or who you do not like). Biblical examples include the disciples wanting to call down fire from heaven (Luke 9:54) and Jonah wanting Ninevah destroyed (Jonah 4). David also had a wrong motive in the numbering of the people:

Satan (an adversary) stood up against Israel, and stirred up David to number Israel. (I Chronicles 21:1 The Amplified Version)

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WRONG ATTITUDES AND EMOTIONS:
Satan causes wrong attitudes towards others. He inserts fiery darts of envy, jealousy, suspicion, unforgiveness, distrust, anger, hatred, intolerance, prejudice, competition, impatience, judging, criticism, covetousness, and selfishness.
He also tries to cause wrong attitudes of greed, discontent, pride, vanity, ego, importance, arrogance, intellectualism, and self-righteousness. Wrong attitudes lead to wrong emotions and both stem from your thoughts.
These attitudes and emotions render you ineffective in spiritual warfare. For example, James 4:6 indicates that “God resisteth the proud.” When you are filled with pride, you are actually arrayed in battle against God.

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REBELLION:
Satan also inserts rebellious thoughts into your mind. Rebellion is willful disobedience against God’s authority. Rebellion includes self-will, stubbornness, and disobedience. Remember that rebellion was the original sin of Satan. His five statements of “I will” demonstrated his rebellion (Isaiah 14:12-14). The “I will” spirit is a way to recognize the operation of Satan through rebellion.

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ACCUSATION AND CONDEMNATION:
Satan is called “the accuser of the brethren” (Revelation 12:10). He sends fiery darts of accusation into your mind, makes you feel inferior, and condemns you. He will give you guilty feelings of shame, unworthiness, and embarrassment.
One good way to tell the difference between the conviction of the Holy Spirit and the condemnation of Satan is to remember that Satan always generalizes. For example, he speaks into your mind like these: “You are no good,” “You can never live a Christian life,” “God couldn’t love you because you are too great of a sinner.”
When the Holy Spirit is convicting you, it is specific. For example, He brings to you attention that you have a problem with anger or dishonesty, etc.

SEXUAL IMPURITY:
Satan will insert thoughts of sexual impurity, lust, and mental sexual fantasies. Jesus said:

But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. (Matthew 5:28)

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CONFUSION:
Satan also causes indecision, confusion, and frustration in your mind. When you are confused, indecisive, and frustrated, you obviously cannot be a good Christian soldier.

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TORMENTING THOUGHTS:
There is a whole category of tormenting thoughts Satan sends into your mind including worry, anxiety, dread, apprehension, and nervousness. Mental torment can also come through an overactive mind that will not “shut off” or an under active mind that cannot function properly.
Tormenting thoughts also include fear. Paul speaks of the “spirit of fear” in II Timothy 1:7 and the “fear of death” in Hebrews 2:15. Tormenting thoughts also include bitter memories of events that should be forgiven and forgotten.

COMPROMISE:
To “compromise” is to settle conflicting principles by adjustment. The principles of God and Satan are in opposition. Satan tries to get you to compromise and lower your spiritual principles. For example, he will tell you it is not necessary to be so holy, to believe the Bible literally, etc.

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WRONG MENTAL FOCUS:
Satan will constantly try to get your focus on things of the world rather than things of eternal nature:

Do not love or cherish the world or the things that are in the world. If any one loves the world, love for the Father is not in him. (I John 2:15 The Amplified Version)

The cares of the world can actually cause the Word of God to be ineffective in your life. (See the parable of the sower in Matthew 13, Mark 4, and Luke 8). Cares of the world can make you unaware of the short time before the return of Jesus:

And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with…cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. (Luke 21:34)

Satan will occupy your thoughts with materialism rather than with eternal values. Read the parable of the rich fool in Luke 12:16-21:

For the love of money is the root of all evil; which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. (I Timothy 6:10)

Paul warns there are many who “mind worldly things” (Philippians 3:18-19).

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MENTAL CONDITIONS:
If you allow Satan to persist with thoughts of depression, suicide, torment, accusation, etc., it can lead to mental illness. This could include a nervous or mental breakdown and various medically recognized mental conditions. Satan can actually possess the mind of unbelievers and backsliders; those who have once known God, then turned away from Him. (You will learn more about this Chapter Twenty-One.)

SPIRITUAL COUNTER STRATEGIES: VICTORY IN THE MIND
What an arsenal of weapons Satan has targeted for the mind! Left unconquered, these thoughts lead to sinful actions. For example, hatred can lead to murder. Adulterous thoughts can lead to the act of adultery. Divorce starts in the mind. Covetousness can lead to stealing.
There is no doubt…the greatest arena of spiritual warfare is the mind. But do not fear! God has given some tremendous counter strategies for overcoming attacks of Satan on the mind:

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LET THE HOLY SPIRIT SEARCH YOUR MIND:
First, ask God to search your mind and reveal to you any wrong attitudes, motives, and thinking which has been inserted by the enemy:

Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. (Psalms 139:23-24)

As the Holy Spirit reveals things to you, act upon the revelation. Ask forgiveness for wrong thought patterns and use the Word of God to develop new thought patterns.

USE YOUR SPIRITUAL ARMOR:
Two pieces of spiritual armor defend you from attacks in the mind. These are listed in Ephesians 6:16-17. One piece of armor is the helmet of the hope of salvation. A helmet is worn on the head and implies protection to the mind.
Paul is not only speaking of your present salvation in Jesus Christ which can cleanse your mind, he is speaking of the future salvation:

…for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. (Romans 13:11)

Salvation is also your hope for the future. The believer who has the “helmet of salvation” in place understands God is working out His eternal purpose of salvation. He is not disturbed by the attacks of the enemy. He has hope not only for the present, but for the future.
The other piece of armor for mental protection is the shield of faith. As you learned when you studied about your weapons, a shield was a piece of heavy material which a soldier held in front of himself to keep arrows from hitting him. The arrows bounced off the shield and fell harmlessly to the ground.
The shield for the Christian soldier is called the “shield of faith.” The word “faith” not only refers to the basic truths of the Christian Gospel but to your confidence in God. Another piece of spiritual armor is the girdle of truth (Ephesians 6:14). The truth of God’s Word will defeat any false accusations the enemy brings to your mind.

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USE GOD’S WORD:
In the temptation of Jesus when Satan misused God’s Word, Jesus met the attack with the Word of God. When Satan comes with accusations of guilt, use this Scripture:

There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. (Romans 8:1)

When Satan comes with tormenting feelings such as fear, use these Scriptures:

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear; because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. (I John 4:18)

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. (II Timothy 1:7)

When Satan tries to discourage you, use this verse:

Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest. (Joshua 1:9)

When Satan brings false guilt to your mind, remember…

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (I John 1:9)

…and use all the other verses about the mind given in this lesson to war against the attacks of Satan in your mind.

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CLAIM A SOUND MIND:
Claim a sound mind as God’s will for you. To eliminate tormenting thoughts, claim the peace that is rightfully yours:

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth give I unto you. LET NOT your heart be troubled, NEITHER LET IT be afraid. (John 14:27)

And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and MINDS through Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:7)

These are examples of how you can develop a whole “arsenal” of Scriptures applicable to the various mental attacks of Satan. As you study God’s Word, continue to identify specific verses to defend your mind against the invasion of the enemy.

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LET CHRIST’S MIND BE IN YOU:
Paul wrote under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit:

Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 2:5)
The word “let” means to permit or embrace. You are to let your mind become like the mind of Jesus. What was the mind of Jesus like? A project for study of this question is provided in the “Tactical Maneuvers” section of this chapter. It is possible to achieve this, because Paul wrote…

…But we have the mind of Christ. (II Corinthians 2:16)

GIRD UP THE LOINS OF YOUR MIND:

Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind… (I Peter 1:13)
In the natural body, the loins are the central portion of the body below the waist. The loins are the strongest parts of the body. Peter is saying you should prepare your mind to be strong. Again, it is something YOU do.

TAKE WRONG THOUGHTS CAPTIVE:
We are told to bring “into captivity every thought to the obedience to Christ” (II Corinthians 10:5). If thoughts were not enemies, then there would be no need to take them captive. Think about how a soldier takes an enemy captive in the natural world. Apply these ideas spiritually as you “take captive” every thought.

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CAST DOWN WRONG THOUGHTS:
One of the main defensive counter strategies to protect the mind is that of casting down. To cast something means to hurl it with great force. Paul said:
For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;
Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ. (II Corinthians 10:3-5)

You are to cast down evil imaginations Satan puts into your mind. You are to cast down thoughts that exalt themselves against God. You are to bring every thought into captivity and obedience to the Lord.
You “cast down” by consciously taking control of your mind and refusing to dwell on the thoughts Satan inserts. Note that YOU are told to cast down…It is not something God does for you.

THINK ON THESE THINGS:
One way to “gird” up the loins of your mind is to think on proper subject matter. Paul said:

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there by any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. (Philippians 4:8)

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RENEW YOUR MIND:

And be renewed in the spirit of your mind. (Ephesians 4:23)

And be not conformed to this world; but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind… (Romans 12:2)

You renew your mind by prayer and meditation on God’s Word.

ENCOURAGE YOURSELF IN THE LORD:
David encouraged himself in the Lord:

And David was greatly distressed; …but David encouraged himself in the Lord his God. (I Samuel 30:6)

Again, YOU must take action. You must encourage yourself in God. Do not wait for others to do it. Do it yourself with God’s help!

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RECOGNIZE THE SOURCE OF CONFUSION:
Recognize that confusion is not of God:

For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace…(I Corinthians 14:33)

Since confusion is not of God, refuse to accept the spirit of confusion in your mind.

CONTROL THE GATES:
In Old Testament times cities were surrounded by walls for defense against enemy forces. The walls had gates where guards controlled the entrance. Whoever controlled the gates of the city controlled the city.
A similar situation exists in terms of controlling the mind. The “gates” to your innermost being are the five senses. It is important that you do not allow anything to enter that has the ability to destroy from within. This means you must control your fleshly nature.
Avoid things that would open the gates to your mind. These include things like drugs and alcohol which reduce your ability to think and respond. Pornography inspires sinful relationships and sex crimes. Certain kinds of music, witchcraft, cultist activity, and mind control all open the “gates” to your mind.
Put off all the works of the flesh and let God develop in you the fruit of the Holy Spirit (See Galatians 5:19-26). NEVER GIVE IN to the mental attacks of the enemy. If you give in, God may give you up. See Romans l…God sometimes gives people up to what they have given in to.
Ask Jesus to help you. Remember that one of the Old Testament prophecies concerning Jesus said He would “control the gates of His enemy.” Let Him exert this control over your spiritual “gates.”

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KEEP YOUR MIND STAYED ON GOD:
Keep your mind “stayed” or centered on God:

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee; because he trusteth in thee. (Isaiah 26:3)

This is a great promise! If you keep your mind centered on God, you can have peace despite every attack of the enemy.

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INSPECTION
1. Write the Key Verses from the Articles Of War.
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2. Where is the main battleground of spiritual warfare?
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3. What is meant by the “fiery darts” of Satan?
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4. Summarize the strategies Satan uses to war against the mind.
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5. Summarize spiritual counter strategies presented in this chapter which will overcome mental attacks of Satan.
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