DOES THE DEVIL HINDER REVIVALS?
5 March 2000
If Satan would have known in advance the outcome of the death of Jesus on the cross, there would have been no crucifixion - 1 Corinthians 2:6-8
Jesus refers to the Devil as the prince (archon) of this world - John 12:31; 14:30
The prophet Daniel learned firsthand about the fierce spiritual battle that is raging in the spirit world. In the first year of king Darius, Daniel began an intense period of prayer and fasting, to find out why the people of God were still being held captive in Babylon. Daniel 9:1-27
But two years went by and nothing
happened. Daniel 10:1-21
The apostle Paul calls Satan "the prince of the air" - Ephesians 2:1-3
The demonic world is controlling the masses of people on this earth. In the physical world it is easy to spot the manipulation of demons.
1. Music - there seems to be cycles of five to ten years - it does not matter if a person lives in the Western world or under a dictatorship rule like China, all people of a particular age will have the same music taste, craving to have it satisfied.
2. Clothing - another world wide trend - also works in cycles
3. Hair styling - also works world wide and in cycles
4. Fads - from toys to games
5. Pharmakia - each generation has its own kind of drugs
THE SPIRIT WORKING IN THE CHILDREN
Every Christian came out of the demonic kingdom - Titus 3:3-7
Jesus warned us how the last days would be "like as the days of Noah;" Matthew 24:32-39 and the days of Lot - Luke 17:24-30
Genesis 6:1-8 describes the days of Noah, evil on a scale man cannot even dream of, and a mixing again of human and demons, bringing evil humanoids without souls to the earth.
The agenda of the Devil is laid out clearly in Revelation 12:7-17 and Revelation 13:1-18
Satan and his demons will transform themselves into angels of light - 2 Corinthians 11:13-15
There is a spiritual battle raging all around us - Ephesians 6:11-18
Our weapons are mighty spiritual weapons - 2 Corinthians 10:3-6
Jesus came to destroy the works of the Devil - 1 John 3:8
The name of Jesus will destroy and cut through the darkest evil of the Devil! Acts 8:5-17
Only when believers in Christ are willing to submit to God as did King Hezekiah, can we expect to see a great move of God! 2 Kings 18:1-8
ARE YOU GOING TO BE A PART OF GODíS SOLUTION, OR ARE YOU GOING TO BE PART OF THE TROUBLE ON THIS EARTH?
Do you have an ear with which to hear ?