I am often asked and challenged by individuals whom question the concept of spiritual warfare. I want to discuss many things,but in this thread I want to give you a few visual pictures. Let us start with Jesus and his words regarding Satan.“And He said unto them ,I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven. Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy” Luke 10:18-19 Jesus is telling them that He witnessed Satan’s fall from heaven, indicating that it had already transpired. He is here, on earth, and He has staked His claim as ‘the god of this world’. Let us fast forward to Revelation chapter 12. John is describing imagery using symbolism : The woman is symbolic for Israel and she is giving birth to a child (Jesus). ”
And she (Israel) being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads (plural). AND HIS TAIL DREW THE THIRD PART OF THE STARS OF HEAVEN,AND DID CAST THEM TO EARTH: AND THE DRAGON STOOD BEFORE THE WOMAN WHICH WAS READY TO BE DELIVERED,FOR TO DEVOUR HER CHILD AS SOON AS IT WAS BORN.’ REVELATION 12:2-4
The scripture is clear, Satan is not alone. He did not deceive the nations by himself, he has many helpers. If you are reading this, that means you have internet capability. Please Google the stars in our solar system and try to number them. There are too many to count. God is showing us the vast number of fallen angels(or stars) that are on this planet. Let’s pick up chapter 12 in verse 7 ” And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels” The question is, What are all these fallen angels doing? They have had more than ample time to strategize and scheme against mankind, In fact Jesus says He rules them.
The next blog I will show you, that God has required his people to partner with Him in this battle. We are the enemies prey. He actively hunts us, overtakes us and destroys us. Man, left to his own devices is absolutely powerless against the Devil. That is why Jesus came. That is why the Devil tried to destroy him ,even before he was born. We must stop blindly refuting the spirit realm. We must accept that we are not alone on earth. We must accept that we have an enemy, a vast army of intelligent beings that have been around since time began. Let us learn how to fight!