Friday, June 13, 2014

Spiritual Warfare part 1

As it seems yesterday's post was removed or rather the content was striped away from my blog. I am not sure how, why, or when this happened but I wouldn't even pull the content back up off my site via the app to repost it because the content was just not there. That being said let's move forward to today's post...

It seems that every study that I'm looking through about spiritual warfare argues back and forth with one another, I am also seeing that a lot of places are making it seem as if you have to get into the ceremonies that I recognise as basis of those same kind from witchcraft and "high magick" and that actually worries me that people are actually doing that. Its a fine line that is easily blurred and I don't see that as Christ like. I don't think Jesus would tell you to perform some ceremony to bring you closer to God to protect you from spirits.. Yes the bible does speak of being anointed and it speaks of praying over each other, but it doesn't speak of taking a bath in salt water and painting your door face with wine or laying bread crumbs around the door ways to keep spirits at bay, instead it says to put on the Armor of God as it says in Ephesians 6:12 and it seems that all the places I've looked it up has agreed on at least this part.

12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.  - Ephesians 6:12 (NKJV)

The sad part is that when looking up these scriptures in different versions, the meanings become lost and or watered down because of the language being used.
[ I prefer to use between these 6 different versions (NIV, NIV 1984, KJV, NKJV, KJTN or King James Translators Notes and ISV) but if I am posting a study written by someone else I leave their scriptures in tact and still add from these at the end, as I am sure you have already noticed. ]

Spiritual warfare seems to be a bit vague, I'm thinking because there are not many people out there that are doing it. It seems that a lot of Christians "go with the flow" now days because like sheep, they follow one another and don't wish to "anger the goats" who are among them. Most of what I am finding are that they agree on a few items for spiritual warfare and these scriptures are as follows:.....

11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.
13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness,
15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God;
18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints
- Ephesians 6:11-18 (NKJV)

3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh.
4 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds,
5 casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,
6 and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled. 
- 2Corinthians 10:3-6 (NKJV)

1 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.”
3 Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler And from the perilous pestilence.
4 He shall cover you with His feathers, And under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler.
5 You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, Nor of the arrow that flies by day,
6 Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.
7 A thousand may fall at your side, And ten thousand at your right hand; But it shall not come near you.
8 Only with your eyes shall you look, And see the reward of the wicked.
9 Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge, Even the Most High, your dwelling place,
10 No evil shall befall you, Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;
11 For He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you in all your ways.
12 In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone.
13 You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra, The young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot.
14 “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known My name.
15 He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life I will satisfy him, And show him My salvation.”
- Psalm 91:1-16 (NKJV)

Jesus says in Luke:

19 Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. 
- Luke 10:19 (NKJV)

7 “The Lord will cause your enemies who rise against you to be defeated before your face; they shall come out against you one way and flee before you seven ways.  - Deuteronomy 28:7 (NKJV)

There are more verses in the bible about spiritual warfare and it seems that this post isn't meant to be posted either but I am copying it so that if it disappears I will repost it. I will attempt to add more over the next week as time allows me to. Until then; Pray and just talk to God and Jesus and do something for some one in the name of our Lord Jesus.

Sunday, June 08, 2014

Dreams and visions..spiritual warfare???

I really dislike waking to dreams that follow you into the waking shakes that it causes. The strange side is I can always tell that its not going to be good due to the structure of the dream. I used to control my dreams and do things in deep mediative states to control things in that "world" quite regular. These dreams were a bit fierce in that they were of the a certain nature I believe. Given unto me to show just how helpless I really am without God and Jesus to watch over me and to give me strength. Let me explain....

I started out I was someplace visiting an elderly man (I am not sure if I know this man or not) I was doing what appeared to be house work. There was a knock at the door and the elderly man said "come in". A rather tall man who came in walked over to the other and started speaking to him. As they were speaking, the tall man started to speak in what appeared to be Latin, which grabbed my attention and I started listening. My first thought was that he was some sort of catholic priest and they were praying together. The tall man stopped praying and was whispering and the older man started saying "No!" and seemed to be scared of the tall man. I stepped closer and that's when I heard and saw the change in the tall man. He was becoming gnarled and looked to becoming rough, speaking with a growl and saying, "we miss you (I can't remember the name) and I have been sent to bring you back" at this point he turned to me and his eyes were turning a deep red and smoke tendrils were coming off of him as if he had been really hot and stepped into a very cold room. I immediately started calling upon Jesus's name and telling him leave the man alone. He immediately came towards me and called me a coward and ... Now mind you he never touches me but instead as he gets closer, its as if I have been tossed out of my dream. It never really gets dark in my house so I can see my surroundings, shaken up I got out of bed and went downstairs to the bathroom and then went back to bed. ...
As I drifted back to sleep I re-enter my dream and the tall man is waiting for me. He says "I knew you would be back, its only time." As he comes towards me I call on Jesus to send a league of angels to protect me and ever one in the house. The tall man screams as if in pain and starts to disappear. I ask the elderly man if he is OK and he still seems worried. Another knock at the door, this time I go to answer it and it is a bunch of people and they are asking "is this the place where the man chased away the devil?"
The very moment I say "yes, by the power of the Lord" then they all over whelm me wanting me to help them also.
This was at the time I woke and stayed up.

I truly hate having dreams like this and it seems when they start it becomes unending for months at times. It all about spiritual warfare, it seems that spirits like to attach to me and harass me quite often and guess what, we went to the museum yesterday and I'm thinking perhaps something from the ancient artifacts perhaps followed me home or perhaps its something else....

Church is about to start now and I believe its time to start a study on spiritual warfare.... Be warned it probably won't be the best by far for I will be doing this one on my own and not using anyone else's study...