Saturday, October 27, 2012

DONE ANY WRESTLING LATELY?


Tips for October 31st

By Molly Noble Bull



I always think of wrestling and boxing as guy things. In most cases, women fight with the tongue in the form of gossip and spiteful acts. All these are examples of man against man or woman against woman. But according to the scriptures, our fellow humans are not our enemy.
Then who is?
Click onto this video and turn on the sound to find out. 
The Bible says, “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.” Ephesians 6:12.
But who are these principalities, powers and rulers of the darkness? And what about spiritual wickedness in high places? Are we talking about people or otherworldly beings?
Beings, in my opinion. Can you spell demons? 
Currently, spiritual warfare is making a comeback. Many Christians fight demons daily in the name of Jesus.
Others don’t believe demons exist, accepting the world’s view that demons are harmless mythical characters with batwings, horns and pointed tails or ghosts and goblins. Not only do they refuse to believe that demons are real as the Bible plainly states, they honor these beasts on their high holy day by decorating their homes with pumpkin-heads and portraits of skeletons, witches and other Halloween symbols. If that was not bad enough, they dress their children in costumes depicting the very powers and principalities the Bible warns against.
It has come to my attention that some Christians are able to actually see these demon spirits—often when they close their eyes at night in hopes of going to sleep. One person reported that at first glance they look like ordinary people you might see in the course of ones everyday life—on the street, at Wal Mart, anywhere. Yet if those seeing these other worldly beings delay in rebuking them, the beings slowly change. Instead of looking like ordinary people, they melt into the demons they actually are—much like in a horror movie.
True Christians don’t engage in a wrestling match with other humans. They rebuke Satan and his fallen angels and demons in the name of Jesus Christ. 
The name Jesus is powerful in the spiritual world. When demons hear that name, Jesus, they flee.
Instead of celebrating the demon’s high holy day this year in shades of orange and black, pray against them in the name of God’s only begotten son, Jesus Christ—our Lord, Savior and King. 
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4 comments:

Dawn M. Turner said...

What you say is so very true. I find the ignorance in the Church at large with regards to the "schemes of the devil" (as the Bible refers to it) rather grievous. If we stick our heads in the sand or otherwise remain in ignorance, Satan has a field-day. Satan and his minions are alive and well, and they're wreaking havoc. And much of it is in churches these days.

Molly Noble Bull said...

Thanks for writing, Dawn. And you are absolutely right. God hates it when we mix together the worship of the Lord our God and pagan holidays like Halloween. Yet Christians and Jews keep doing it, over and over again.
Love,
Molly

Teresa Slack said...

So true, Molly. If Christians from just a few generations ago were told how the modern day church would participate in or look away from things like Halloween or the Harry Potter and Twilight craze, they wouldn't believe it. It's tempting to think such things are harmless fun, but we've had our heads in the sand too long.

Molly Noble Bull said...

Thanks for writing, Teresa. When I was a child and before I really knew the Lord, I liked everything about Halloween. I also liked vampire movies and other scary stuff.
Today all those things turn me off. But since I once liked them, I can understand why others are captured by them today.
Love,
Molly