As a warrior that became a Christian, I am being torn between patriotism for the land I grew up in and patriotism for the land God has called me to -- Heaven.
Satan's forces are at work in our world, intending to destroy Christians first, Jews second and humanity third. The hard trick is to capture all humanity simultaneously, so an outpost can't unravel all of his work. That means we need to recruit Christians with revival now and arm them with God's power and wisdom. No time to waste.
2 Corinthians 10:3-5
3 "For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. 4 The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. 5 We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ."
Ideological and spiritual power:
Use prayer and deliverance on us and our enemies to break off Satan's influence on the human organizations, witches, networks, spiritual power centers, charmers, think tanks and mediums.
18 "Wisdom is better than weapons of war, but one sinner destroys much good."
Wisdom can be used for us and against us. For the Christians, we have Gifts of Knowledge, Wisdom, Discernment and prophecy. For Satanists, they have enchanters, mediums, diviners and witches. We no longer are to kill witches (Ex. 22:18), because we have gifts that outclass what they have. We can deliver the spirits from these conveyers of Satanic wisdom (Acts 16:18).
9 "When you come into the land that the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not learn to follow the abominable practices of those nations. 10 There shall not be found among you anyone who burns his son or his daughter as an offering, anyone who practices divination or tells fortunes or interprets omens, or a sorcerer 11 or a charmer or a medium or a necromancer or one who inquires of the dead, 12 for whoever does these things is an abomination to the Lord. And because of these abominations the Lord your God is driving them out before you. 13 You shall be blameless before the Lord your God, 14 for these nations, which you are about to dispossess, listen to fortune-tellers and to diviners. But as for you, the Lord your God has not allowed you to do this."
15 "The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your brothers. It is to him you shall listen. 18 I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their brothers. And I will put my words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I command him. 19 And whoever will not listen to my words that he shall speak in my name, I myself will require it of him. 20 But the prophet who presumes to speak a word in my name that I have not commanded him to speak, or who speaks in the name of other gods, that same prophet shall die. 21 And if you say in your heart, 'How may we know the word that the Lord has not spoken?' 22 when a prophet speaks in the name of the Lord, if the word does not come to pass or come true, that is a word that the Lord has not spoken; the prophet has spoken it presumptuously. You need not be afraid of him."
God will not leave us at a spiritual disadvantage against the devil here on this world. And you can bet Satan's forces today are using all these occult practices including human sacrifices to outwit us. But we each have the gifts of the Holy Spirit; we just need to ask, seek and knock for them.
10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 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. 13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 15 and your feet shod with the preparation [to share] of the gospel of peace; 16 above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word [rhema] of God: 18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
analysis of the above passage:
vs. 10 - Not strong in your own might.
vs. 11 & 13 - Not strong in your own wisdom; put on the following topics.
vs. 12 - Satan is stronger and wiser than you and God is stronger and wiser than Satan.
vs. 14 - the Truth in & from Jesus (Eph. 4:21) (gifts of Holy Spirit)
- righteousness = correctness in thinking, feeling and acting
vs. 15 - ready to share the gospel of peace
vs. 16 - use the large shield of faith to defeat the curses, hexes and spells sent against you.
vs. 17 - Above all have salvation or you don't have a chance
- the sword of the Spirit, which is listening to God's spoken guidance to you (Word of Knowledge)
vs. 18 - pray for all these things with all types of prayer including praying in the Spirit (in tongues)
- praying for the saints with all perseverance and appealing
Without the gifts and authority of the Holy Spirit, Christians through the centuries have had to resort to worldly weapons and wits.
In 1076, the Muslims conquered Jerusalem in one of their typical Jihads. But the Christians were used to making pilgrimages to Jerusalem and now the Muslims made that very hard and costly. Six attempts were made to retake Jerusalem. They had better weapons than the Muslims, but they didn't know the basics of operating an army. The two children's crusades were quickly overwhelmed on the way. None of these Christians had gifts, guidance or authority of the Holy Spirit to defeat the demonized Muslims. But the fact that their enemy was demonized meant the battle could have easily been won by God's gifts and authority.
In 1861 to 1865, America had a civil war, Christians fighting Christians. Satan must have had a good laugh. If they had and used God's gifts of guidance, God would have resolved the whole matter with wisdom wiser than Solomon. Instead, each side came up with verses out of the Bible to justify their side. Their governments used the model of Greek forums to debate or argue their positions. This was guaranteed to create factions. So Christians and churches prayed and fought against Christians and churches. It was a great blood bath and devastation.
In 1920 to 1945, Germany was under the thrall of the National Socialist Party. It was based on hate - hate for the World War 1 conquerors, hate for the reparations they had to pay and hate for the Jews that supposedly robbed their country. In contrast to that was the Aryan superiority over all other races. The leadership heirarchy were deeply involved in the occult, both for power and for guidance. Their Swastika symbol was from the tantric symbol to evoke shakti or "sacred force" or "empowerment," and is the primordial cosmic energy (Satan). If the Christians had divine guidance they would have known this was only going to loose all hell on earth. If the Christians had used the divine authority of the Holy Spirit, they could have driven this demonic influence from Germany and saved the world from war.
The one time the Christians really showed their power was the night before the invasion of German-held France. They were told that night on the ships that this invasion was going to be risky and dangerous. The Christians prayed on those ships like they had never prayed before. At dawn, the invasion began. It was a close call, but they made it. Unknown to them, Hitler had gone into a fit from the demons and couldn't do anything. The panzer tanks to defend the beach couldn't move without Hitler's express consent. The invasion was barely won with no panzer tanks blowing them off the beaches. Two days later the occultists sent a great storm that wrecked the landing site, but the troops & equipment were already ashore.
editted: April 09, 2015 orderofsaintpatrick.org/christian-warfare.htm