The unseen war – humanities most vicious war
“Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea! For the devil has come down to
you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has a short time.”
Revelation 12:12 ✻
“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about
like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.”
II Peter 5:8
Truth be told, other than a few bumps in the road which we folks here in the United States experience
from time to time we’re doing pretty good… and it’s going to get better! At least that’s what the
prognosticators and false prophets of our day are saying! I suppose I could share with you a bunch of
statistics and graphs that would illustrate otherwise, but then again someone else would come along
and show you how wrong my information was! It’s like we’re both living in two different dimensions
with polarized societies … but we’re not… or are we!
Folks, we are living in a very dysfunctional nation where the spiritual hosts of wickedness reign and
the glories of their illusions are fed to the mesmerized masses. Let us, HIS Church, not be seduced!
GOD’s WORD is the light to our path and the HOLY SPIRIT, our TEACHER, reveals to us all that we
need to know and gives to us the armor, the weapons, and the strength to walk the walk, to fight the
good fight! Are we not the light of the world, GOD’s watchmen, HIS vanguard of this day? If not, then
who is leading the way to the glory of the FATHER, who is sounding the trumpet when trouble
Dear family; from the east coast to the west coast the Sirens* have been singing their enchanting
melodies to the Churches and there has been one shipwreck after another! It seems most
everywhere you look there’s a Church but they have no HOLY SPIRIT power, they’re ineffective and
fruitless in their communities. Several Churches are shipwrecked, a few struggle desperately clinging
onto life while others frolic with the world at the expense of their very souls! As I have said before
and I’ll say it again, “Its GOD’s way or no way.” Our LORD has put it a little more bluntly;
“Cursed is the man who does not obey the Word’s of [MY] Covenant.”
“ Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength.”
Jer. 11:3: 17:5
And finally… lastly,
“But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the abominable, murders, sexually immoral,
sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with
fire and brimstone, which is the second death.” Rev. 21:8
✻ Unless otherwise noted all Scriptures are from the New King James Bible, Thomas Nelson Inc. ©1990
Sirens (Greek mythology) Dangerous sea creatures that lured sailors to their death with their
irresistible singing and melodies; i.e. causing these entranced sailors to shipwreck.
“All mankind shall come to [worship] before ME,’ “says the LORD.’ “Then they shall go forth and look upon the corpses of the men
who have transgressed against ME.
For their worm shall not die, and their fire shall not be quenched;
and they shall be an abhorrence to all mankind.’”
Isa. 66:23B-24 -NAS-
I know that there are many precious Christians who are weary worn, discouraged and frustrated with
their pastors, with their board members, with their teachers; with their national and locally elected
officials, etc., etc.. They are growing weaker and weaker in their faith, gravitating more to the voice of
reason without rather than the counsel of the HOLY ONE within. Some have even been listening to
the doctrines of demons supposing the lie to be their saving grace. They have been beguiled to
believe that behind closed doors no one will know of their compromise to the creature, nor how they
are anesthetizing their pained and disquieted souls by partaking of the sinful pleasures of his table.
They are growing deaf and blind to the DANGERS that await them here in this lifetime, and the fateful
consequences of which they will face at the judgment seat of CHRIST (II Cor. 5:9-10; I Cor 3:13-15)!
The apostle Paul knew of these dangers and vehemently warned the Church about heeding the
doctrines of Satan’s ministers (See II Cor. 11:13-15; I Tim. 4:1-2 ). “I marvel that you are turning away so soon from HIM who called you in the grace
of CHRIST, to a different Gospel, which is not another; but there are some who trouble
you and want to pervert the Gospel of CHRIST. But even if we, or an angel from heaven,
preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed.
As we have said before, so now I say it again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than
what you have received, let him be accursed.”
Jude also shares a few words on the matter;
“These are murmurers, complainers, walking according to their own lust; and they mouth
great swelling words, flattering people to gain advantage. But you beloved, remember the
Words which were spoken before by the apostles of our LORD JESUS CHRIST:
how they told you that there would be mockers in the last [days] who would walk according to
their own ungodly lust. These are sensual persons, who cause divisions,
not having the SPIRIT. But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith,
praying in the HOLY SPIRIT, keep yourselves in the love of GOD, looking for the mercy of our
LORD JESUS CHRIST unto eternal life. And on some have compassion, making a distinction;
but others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire, hating even the garment defiled by the
CHURCH, this is our watch, these are the last days, our last days! Our first and last and only
opportunity here on this earth to do our part; to honor and glorify our LORD and SAVIOR JESUS
CHRIST! To lovingly, prayerfully, and faithfully give of ourselves in sacrificial service to one another
through selfless care as Jude has exhorted;
“save with fear, pulling them out of the fire, hating even the garment defiled by the flesh.” As
JESUS has also acknowledged;
“[I]nasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these MY brethren,
you did in unto ME.”
Family, there is a vicious unseen battle for the soul’s of all mankind raging about us, its carnage is
both seen and unseen; and its destruction spreads with the ferocious intensity of hellfire itself! Let us
not be haughty, overconfident, self-secured in our so called intellectualism; nor lukewarm or lazy in
faith! I say let us be watchful and vigilant for one another’s sake, let our Christian love be aggressive!
No mater the cost, shine the light, fight the good fight; let us stand with JESUS and those faithful
saints who have gone before us! Let us refuse to listen to the doctrines of demons, let us refuse the
passing pleasures of sin and the enticing lure of the things of this world. Let us avoid getting snared
by the devil by putting on the LORD JESUS CHRIST (Rom. 13:14); let us suit up in HOLY SPIRIT
armor and STAY suited up!
“[B]e strong in the LORD and in the power of HIS might. Put on the whole armor of GOD, that
you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh
and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this
age, against spiritual host of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole
armor of GOD, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day.” Eph. 6:10-13
(See Eph. 6:14-18)
Be wise, be guarded, be prepared; for some of our greatest spiritual battles will take place in the
theater of our minds. As a good soldier of JESUS CHRIST we MUST train ourselves to take every
thought captive to the obedience of CHRIST.
“For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh.
For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in GOD for pulling down
casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of
bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of CHRIST.”
II Cor. 10:3-6
We can stand with HIM because HE has delivered us from the bondage of sin and death.
We can walk with HIM because HE has given us HOLY SPIRIT power to do so.
We can fight the good fight with HIM because HE has already won the victory for us!
It’s a matter of choice if were going to faithfully press on with HIM—
To obtain the victory which HE has secured for us with HIS own blood.
Dear Church, we are the light of the world (Mt. 5:14); we need to LIVE IN GOD’s WORD for HE has
magnified HIS WORD above all HIS name (Ps. 138:2). Do you understand what I am saying? Let our
faithful chorus be heard and seen; let our unity in CHRIST JESUS be witnessed by our sacrificial love
(agape) of one another and those yet to inherit salvation; for JESUS has plainly said to us, “Freely
you have received, freely give” (Mt. 10:8). Folks, all ours is HIS and all HIS is ours. Let us with
grateful heart eagerly take hold of HIS banner of love and advance—
“Onward Christian solider, marching as to war, with the cross of JESUS going on before.
CHRIST, the royal MASTER, leads against the foe; forward into battle see HIS banners go!”
Certainly you know that during times of war most folks in this nation have come together sacrificing
much— their time, their possessions, their finances, their livelihoods, their homes; and yes, their
families. We have lost sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers and friends who
have given the ultimate sacrifice.
Many others who made it back home have been wounded, maimed, and or terribly disfigured; and I
speak nothing as to what has happened in the minds of many of these and how their tragedy unfolds
with their families even at this very moment!
Dear ones, JESUS has called us, HIS disciples, to lay down our lives, our all, everything; for I repeat:
we are involved in the greatest and most heinous war known to humanity; the salvation of souls from
the beautified, yet hellish seduction of Satan. I see the wounded, the emaciated; the maimed and
disfigured souls of so many who are living in fear and dread, anxiety, depression and shame; I am
not speaking only of the lost. Do you hear what I am saying to you? Do you see what I see? Are you,
too, bowed down in tears with heavy aching heart praying and interceding for others before our
FATHER and CHRIST? O my brothers and sisters, it’s time for us to come together shaking of the
shackles of self-preservation that we may be unencumbered in giving our aid to others; that they may
also be able to take hold of that victory which JESUS CHRIST has attained for us ALL—
For these are the last days; it is our last hour!
If you yourself are having difficulty standing with JESUS and are weak, struggling with sin; if you are
sick, in pain, and discouraged; if you fight with anxiety, depression, fear and self-loathing, there is
help for you—
I ask you to “humble yourself under the mighty hand of GOD, that HE may exalt you in due
time, casting all your care upon HIM, for HE cares for you.” I PET. 6-7
And heed this exhortation of James,
“Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing psalms.
Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the Church,
and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the LORD.
And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the LORD will raise him up.
And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.
Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed.
The effective, and fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.”
Likewise, for those of you who say you are well in spirit and truth, remember your calling, HIS
choosing you (Ti. 3: 4-8; II Cor. 5:17-6:1; II Pet. 1:1-12). And prayerfully receive this exhortation as an
attentive blessing from GOD’s servant who loves you and has been vigilant on your behalf.
“Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for HE is good! For HIS mercy endures forever. Let the
redeemed of the LORD say so, whom HE has redeemed from the hand of the enemy.”
To all, in the name of our LORD and CHRIST, JESUS
By HIS grace,