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The Enemy of God
On Omegaman radio one night there was a guest named Benjamin Baruch. He was teaching us about the four fold attack of the Devil. Ever since this, I've seen the truth of his teaching in my life and it has helped me to understand the nature of the enemies' wiles (Ephesians 6:11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil).
The front attack is when the Devil tries to thwart us through our intellect. This snares many people today as they are relying on their own intellect to explain this existence. Truth is our intellect is limited and conditional, and that some people are very intelligent, this doesn't make them wise with Godly wisdom (Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding).
The attack from the left, is the lusts of this world. Pleasure, sex, fame, money, sensual and selfish gain is what the Devil tries to tempt us with from the left side attack. Of course in the occult, the left handed path means the path of darkness, which they think is light, but is actually the path of rebelliousness and evil. This attack gets many people snared in the bondage of sin, whether it's porn, drugs, fornication, adultery, or any other iniquities that appeal to the carnal man ( Mark 4:19 And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful).
The third attack is from the back. This is the Devil bringing up the past, making you feel ashamed and burdened with all the sin you have committed in the past. Although a Christian has been forgiven, the Devil knows he can bring up the past and exploit any weaknesses that are not fully healed yet. There is un-forgiveness for ourselves and others, bad habits, haunting traumas, and generational curses that all have to be dealt with in order to successfully overcome this attack from the rear ( Romans 8:1 There is therefor now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit./ 1John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness).
The fourth, Benjamin explained, is the most damaging, as hard as that is to believe. This is the attack from the right, which is the attack from those who are the brethren. This attack from fellow believers who are struggling with their own demons and sins, will catch the believer off guard and hurt them the worst. This attack is usually committed by people who have religious demons and can not be helped because they believe a Christian can not have a demon. They are full of false doctrine and are self-righteous and perfect in their own eyes. They will accuse everyone else but themselves of being in the wrong, their pridefulness and haughtiness snares them ( 2 Peter 2:1 But there were false prophets among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction).
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These are the four attacks the Devil and his workers use to exploit and attack Christian believers. It is a simple strategy and has worked very well throughout all the years he has used them on us. The worst thing to do is to be ignorant of the Devil's wiles, and so be caught unaware and be snared. The biggest obstacle I believe most Christians have, is not believing there are demons, and that they can have them. Although a born-again Christian cannot be possessed by demons, they can have them residing in their bodies and souls. Their Spirit cannot be a residence for demons, but these other areas are. This is why there is so much sin among Christians today. They refuse to look at the possibility that they have demons and need deliverance (2 Timothy 2:26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare if the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will).
If we are aware of the wiles of the Devil, then we will not be caught unaware. We can finally see the nature of this existence in the supernatural and learn how to not take things personally and to love our enemies. Even those who spitefully use us, because they are actually simply being used as tools for the demons to wreak havoc. We must love the person beyond the demons, and know they are held captive by this evil force. We need to try and help them overcome these demons, so they can be free and do the will of God. Christians must learn about demons and that as Christians we have authority to cast them out in Jesus name ( Matthew 5:44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefuly use you, and persecute you./ Mark 16:17-18 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; 18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover).
If a sincere Christian doesn't believe they can have demons, and they also don't believe the gifts are at work in the modern day church, then they are powerless in the battle. These kind of Christians are the ones that will attack from the right side. They are being used like tools by the Devil to sow discord and confusion among the brethren with false doctrine. These kind of Christians may sincerely believe in Jesus Christ, but they have religious demons which are snaring all those who they influence ( Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever).
We Christians who understand the nature of demons and believe the gifts of the Holy Ghost are in use today, we need to exhort, reprove, and help those who are in error with long-suffering and patience in love. We need to fight the urge to be offended and remember we are not fighting against flesh and blood, but this is a spiritual battle (Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places).
The demons who are in other people, whether Christians or not, know when a person who is aware of the nature of demons comes around. They rarely come into contact with a human who knows that they exist and are at work, so they become very defensive and influence the people they are in to try and get away from us or be rude to us, in order for those who are in bondage to them do not escape. They know that if we have the chance, we will try and make the people they are in become aware that they are there, and then teach them how to get them out. Then these demons will have to leave, because they know we have authority given to us in Jesus name. They will do anything they can to avoid this scenario ( Mark 1:34 And he healed many that were sick of diverse diseases, and cast out many devils, and suffered not the devils to speak, because they knew him).
Christians who don't believe the gifts are in operation today, and don't believe Christians can have demons, are very weak in the battle. The demons aren't worried about them when they come around, and even find it fun to manipulate them to turn on other Christians, or giving Christianity a bad name as a bad example to the unbeliever. Christians who don't have any knowledge of the nature of demons and think the gifts of the Holy Ghost are not for modern Christians, end up an enemy of the Christians in the battle for souls. They are actually so double minded, they eventually will turn on their own ranks and start attacking the true believers, thus helping the Devil win the battle ( Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children).
See, some people may get very angry about this post, and what I'm saying here. The thing I know, is it isn't them that are mad, but the demons inside them telling them that I'm some hateful person, or some judgmental person. Whatever the demons can tell them to manipulate and malign my character to make it seem like they are right and I'm the one in deep confusion. Yet, all I'm doing is reading the Bible and believing what it says. The Bible is not of any private interpretation. We are to be like-minded and the Devil is the author of confusion. I'm just keeping it really simple, the Bible says it, I believe it. If you want to be a help in the battle, then you would do the same, and if you are one that is attacking fellow Christians from the right, you better accept this reproof before God deals with you (2 Peter 1:20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation).
Philippians 2:2 Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.
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