THIS PRESENT DARKNESS!
...but against the despotisms, against the powers, against [the master spirits who are] the world rulers of this present darkness,...."Ephesians 6:12b
When Jesus' saved us, He called us to a fight! Like it or not...and most people choose to ignore, pretend, doubt until they come to the point where they are either totally defeated. In today's Christian world, so many are looking at their own navel and weighed down by personal baggage, they can't figure out which way to turn! They are in need of a deliverer or deliverance.
All of this occurs for one simple fact - ignorance of the Hierarchy of Hell! The difference could not be starker! In Luke 4:18, Jesus said "The Spirit of the LORD is upon me, for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free". Why did He have to come to set us - the captives FREE?!! First of all, why are we even captives?!!!!
We are captives because Satan has us in Bondage and a Slave to Sin, Sin, Sin! There is no redeeming value in Satan, the king of hell! He was a stinking liar from the beginning. He is the father of lies, perversion, adultery, hatred, murder, robbery and everything evil. He is the accuser, the warden, jailer and kidnapper in chief. It is BEYOND reasonable thought why people who should know better, would give in to the wiles of the Great Deceiver.
All through the ages, men has tried to lord it over other men....and it was not just Hitler and Stalin. It has always been so because so many have bought the lies from the Head of the Hierarchy of Hell! Don't be one of them! Never give in! Know the enemy!
We are more than a conqueror. We are a royal priesthood, a holy nation and we were bought at a Price nobody could ever pay - the Blood of the Precious Son of God. The Power in that Blood alone is enough to give Eyes to the Blind to see what we're up against...and know how to combat it!!
Next time: The Hierarchy of Hell!