We forget that this world is not material. We think that the main issue is the number of votes (or divisions) that a cause has. We forget that God can and will provide.
The enemy does not want us to remember that the battle is spiritual. The enemy knows that spiritual realm is where they are defeated. They want us to concentrate on the material.
Hat tip to Adam here.
The dark powers waging spiritual war against us do not want us to acknowledge the war as fundamentally spiritual in nature. On the contrary, they strive to keep consciousness focused exclusively on the material – that we perceive developments and events from a purely worldly perspective.
They want us to believe everything the mainstream media funnels to us. They want us to believe everything happening now is random and arbitrary. That none of it actually means anything beyond the level of the material. They want us to believe in nothing but the external, and they want us to act and think in ways that reflect that there is nothing beyond the external.
At every turn, the dark powers strive to undermine and sabotage our personal intuition and discernment. They work diligently to jam and sever the communication lines between us and the Divine and substitute these lines of communication with their own insidious manipulations and lies.
But there is more than we can see. The confidence that the prophets had was because they could see what was protecting them. If we are of Christ, we are under protection.
And if we are under Christ we can be the instruments of great change.
8 Once when the king of Syria was warring against Israel, he took counsel with his servants, saying, “At such and such a place shall be my camp.” 9 But the man of God sent word to the king of Israel, “Beware that you do not pass this place, for the Syrians are going down there.” 10 And the king of Israel sent to the place about which the man of God told him. Thus he used to warn him, so that he saved himself there more than once or twice.
11 And the mind of the king of Syria was greatly troubled because of this thing, and he called his servants and said to them, “Will you not show me who of us is for the king of Israel?” 12 And one of his servants said, “None, my lord, O king; but Elisha, the prophet who is in Israel, tells the king of Israel the words that you speak in your bedroom.” 13 And he said, “Go and see where he is, that I may send and seize him.” It was told him, “Behold, he is in Dothan.” 14 So he sent there horses and chariots and a great army, and they came by night and surrounded the city.
15 When the servant of the man of God rose early in the morning and went out, behold, an army with horses and chariots was all round the city. And the servant said, “Alas, my master! What shall we do?” 16 He said, “Do not be afraid, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” 17 Then Elisha prayed and said, “O Lord, please open his eyes that he may see.” So the Lord opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw, and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all round Elisha. 18 And when the Syrians came down against him, Elisha prayed to the Lord and said, “Please strike this people with blindness.” So he struck them with blindness in accordance with the prayer of Elisha. 19 And Elisha said to them, “This is not the way, and this is not the city. Follow me, and I will bring you to the man whom you seek.” And he led them to Samaria.
20 As soon as they entered Samaria, Elisha said, “O Lord, open the eyes of these men, that they may see.” So the Lord opened their eyes and they saw, and behold, they were in the midst of Samaria. 21 As soon as the king of Israel saw them, he said to Elisha, “My father, shall I strike them down? Shall I strike them down?” 22 He answered, “You shall not strike them down. Would you strike down those whom you have taken captive with your sword and with your bow? Set bread and water before them, that they may eat and drink and go to their master.” 23 So he prepared for them a great feast, and when they had eaten and drunk, he sent them away, and they went to their master. And the Syrians did not come again on raids into the land of Israel.
32 Now as Peter went here and there among them all, he came down also to the saints who lived at Lydda. 33 There he found a man named Aeneas, bedridden for eight years, who was paralysed. 34 And Peter said to him, “Aeneas, Jesus Christ heals you; rise and make your bed.” And immediately he rose. 35 And all the residents of Lydda and Sharon saw him, and they turned to the Lord.
There are two parts to the application here. The first is do not believe those who say that they trust in science. No working scientist trusts findings until replicated — and the replication problem makes one doubt much dogma. And all theories are useful rubrics that will have to be discounted if they fail to predict real outcomes.
There’s no such thing as anyone who “believes in science”. That’s nothing but rhetoric from people who need an excuse to justify their disbelief in anything that causes them emotional pain or prevents them from doing what they want to do.
Most of the science that people believe in is Lysenkoism: a prediction made based on ideology, that is mandated to be believed regardless of the results obtained. See Climate Science, most of anthropology and psychology, and the current pseudoepidemology of the COVID spread. They are blind, they are evil. And the thing to do about that is to label it. You need to call it out.
If you acknowledge the evil that is constantly attempting to influence your life then you will be better equipped to resist it.
Once you acknowledge then you will resist and then you will fight. But fighting does not only exist in a purely physical and violent way. Gandhi was a good example of fighting tooth and nail but with the influence of words and deeds as an example. This means that resisting evil that you identify can mean not complying. But it can also mean publicly acknowledging that you see it. In other words, calling out the evil so that others may see it.
By publicly calling out such acts, those participating in the evil will be forced to respond. Even the act of not responding is a response to public criticism. More often than not, the powers at be cannot not respond. They cannot help themselves. And by responding they then begin to reveal themselves. It is a trap. But they are only forced into the trap by men that do not remain silent.
When good men remain silent is a turn of phrase that is constantly flung around when speaking of past tyrannies. But the truth is that if you remain silent you are not good in a positive sense, but merely good in an obedient sense. Men who are good at being men would not remain silent in the first place.
But we must not only spend active time acknowledging what is bad; we must also constantly remind ourselves of what is good, of what it is that we are fighting for.
The small church service that I attended yesterday had only a score of souls but each and every one of them was a moment of I see you in a divine way. That is why it is crucial to take the time to travel and find a real church, no matter how small. By participating while surrounded by the divine you are strengthened to continue. Conversely, while attending a service that is compromised by the deeds of the Enemy then you will be weakened by the experience.
Surround yourself with those that you will fight for, not just physically but spiritually. I would argue that it is this spiritual fight that is of the most importance, and only with the spiritual in hand can we prevail in the realm of the physical.
The world wants you to remain blind. Getting into the habit of calling out evil and praising good. When the government does things that are evil, particularly gagging all opposition, then they are doing evil.
When people do something good and true and worthy of honour, praise them.
And above all know this: Christ is a shepherd and he knows who is in his flock. He calls us to him. There are many who claim to be shepherds and prophets and spiritual leaders who do evil.
And if in doubt, look at the consequences of the teaching in their lives. For we are supposed to be more like Jesus who called us,
Not this world, which is becoming more evil by the day.
The good we do, the truth we speak, are now acts of subversion and revolution to the elite.
But Christ did not die so we should be like them.