By Virginia S. Saunders
DIABOLICAL ATTACKS by evil spirits usually begin with the Letter D: Depression, despondence, despair, deceit, discord, dissension, distress, distortion, deviance, desperation, distance, disagreement. The list goes on, not to mention the fact that those causing it are demons and devils which start with Letter D.
Knowing the D’s is an advantage for us because we can pinpoint immediately who is responsible for the debacles. The Bibles said in Ephesians 6:12 that “our struggle is not against flesh and blood but with the principalities, with the powers, with world rulers of this present darkness, with the evil spirits in the heavens.”
Our enemies have hierarchies and they work in concert. They are more adept at human destruction than we humans are creative in our salvation. When they see an opening on a person who was struck by, say, disappointment, they will work in concert to stir that basic human feeling towards another level of negativity such as deviance or distress. They like to surround the broken, and enjoy pulling him down through deceit by feeding his mind with the lie that all is lost.
I was reading an account by Father Gabrielle Amorth, a Catholic priest and chief exorcist at the Vatican, who when asked how many demons there are, gave the answer a demon spoke through a demoniac: “We are so many that, if we were visible, we would darken the sun.” In the account of Jesus healing the Gerasene demoniac, Luke 8:26-39 and Mark 5:1-20, Jesus asked a demon who entered a man what his name was. The demon answered “Legion!”, because so many demons entered this man. When Jesus cast out the demons, they entered a herd of pigs which rushed down a steep bank into the lake and drowned. Mark 5:13 said that the herd numbered 2,000 pigs. In Roman times, a legion unit consisted of 3,000 to 6,000 infantry and 100 to 200 cavalry.
The terrible events we are witnessing in the Middle East, rampaging hordes known as ISIS, Al Qaeda, Hamas, Hezbollahs, and Talibans, has prompted me to calculate the number of demonic enemies we face. If one demoniac is filled by 2,000 demons, think how many demons among ISIS members are at work. Last June, ISIS was reported to have 10,000 members before they ransacked a bank in Mosul and ran off with $450 million. Now they are a force of 50,000 members. Al Qaeda, convinced by ISIS’ determination to turn the Middle East into a caliphate, has begun to ally with them.
Are you beginning to understand the extent of our enemy?
What drove me to classify them as in league with the devil? Are they not doing their destruction of the Middle East for a common good? Why did we allow them to flourish? A Marine who came back from Iraq in 2008 wrote in the American Center for Law and Justice website, about why US liberals and those opposed to a justified war are not understanding the pure evil of Islamic jihad.
He said that US liberals’ moral relativism emerges when evaluating other cultures “where even dark deeds are excused by “culture” or “colonialism”, and regions in the grips of the worst kinds of pathologies are hailed for their rich and glorious traditions.” Gangbanging a goat is a glorious tradition? So many pictures of ISIS and Al Qaeda members engaged in this despicable act are uploaded daily on Twitter. The US Intelligence released last week a video taken by a hovering drone of four Al Qaeda men doing this bestial perversion on a goat.
Another root, he said, is deception, which starts with a letter D. “Jihadists are so savage, so brutal, that no one can truly justify their actions. In response, the US liberals deny reality or bury their heads in the sand.” This is the same Denial that afflicted the world when Adolph Hitler and his merry band of butchers started to annihilate the Jews. They were so savage in their destruction that people would not even believe the stories and pictures that came out of the war. It seems to me that this is exactly what screen personalities like Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz are doing, justifying the brutal acts of Hamas.
Every day I see on Twitter and other alternative news outlets the pictures of Christians or Jews who have been beheaded by ISIS, Hamas, Hezbollahs, and Al Qaeda. I have seen pictures and videos which they themselves have uploaded of how they crucify or decapitate Christians, even children, and gleefully display the severed heads on sticks. Twitter followers are shocked daily with pictures of moslem jihadists grasping several severed heads, or even kicking them around like a football. We have seen how the Israeli Defense Forces have been exercising enormous amount of restraint by not firing at buildings where Gazan children were kept as human shields along with mortars and rockets.
I started this piece with the words in Ephesians 6:12, “Our struggle is not with flesh and blood but with the principalities, with the powers, with the world rulers of this present darkness, with the evil spirits in the heavens.”
We are dealing with legions of demons, and our little Sunday trip to church, or exclamations of “Jesus, I trust in you”, or even “God bless” are not enough. These are inutile attempts, almost insulting attempts, and we Christians should really kneel down and plead God for help. We are dealing with demonic principalities who are using moslem jihadists to destroy our resolve for a peaceful earth.
Don Dickerman, an ordained Southern Baptist minister who has received an anointing to minister on deliverance and healing in US prisons since 1974, wrote this: “Unfortunately, many Christians have bought into the troubling doctrine taught today that we have some kind of authority in the heavenlies. It is not true, it doesn’t work, and it is very dangerous and foolish to attempt it. Pick a fight with a principality? Please!”
He said that “principalities and powers of Satan are in similar structure of power and authority as the holy angels who did not rebel against God.” As Christians, we know in Genesis that a third of the angels led by Lucifer rebelled against God and were cast away from heaven.
“Principalities are the chief rulers of the kingdom of darkness,” Dickerman said, pointing out that principalities have been mentioned six times in the Bible. These demonic creatures wield power in unseen realms to oppose anything that is of God. That is why, among moslem jihadists, there is no such thing as a noble war, respect and dignity for the enemy, or even respect for the Geneva Convention on rules of engagement in war. What we see are their deprave nature and macabre delight in torturing the enemy.
What do we do with these jihadists now that we know a little about demons and devils? First of all, let us not believe the deceit that all is lost. If the enemy attacks in concert, we must also attack him in concert – on our knees. We must increase our prayers for the persecuted Christians in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and United States. We are at war now, and we must do more than what we are comfortably doing.
We are protected by the blood of Jesus Christ. We are led by the Holy Spirit. In my book ENTER THE HOLY SPIRIT, EXIT ME, I wrote that the Holy Spirit lifts up our petitions to God. Romans 8:26 said “The Spirit too comes in the aid of our weakness, for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but the Spirit itself intercedes with inexpressible groanings. And the one who searches hearts know what is the intention of the Spirit, because it intercedes for the holy ones according to God’s will.”
Dickerman underlined: “Before there were demons, there were angels. Before there were angels, there was God.” We are in league with a just God. And our powerful God is not the same god revered by moslem jihadists.
By Virginia S. Saunders
August 11, 2014
First posted on August 11, 2014 at http://virginiasaunders.authorsxpress.com/2014/08/11/demonic-attacks-brought-to-you-by-letter-d/