“… the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the
children of disobedience:” Ephesians 2:2.
The prince of the power of the air is Satan, and the spirit that now worketh in
the children of disobedience is alive and flourishing in our hallowed halls of
government. This evil prince, along with his controlling powers of persuasion,
has been hard at work corrupting mankind from the beginning of creation. Satan
is fully aware that humanity has moved into an era which is witnessing the
culmination of prophecies.
Way back in the Prophet Daniel’s day Satan did everything he
could to keep major end times prophecies from ever reaching Daniel’s ears.
“Fear not, Daniel:
for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to
chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and I am come for thy
words. But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days:
but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me; and I remained
there with the kings of Persia. Now I am come to make thee understand what shall
befall thy people in the latter days: for yet the vision is for many days.”
Daniel 10:12-14. For 21
days the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood a messenger sent by God who
was to deliver an end time’s prophetic message to Daniel. “Prince of the kingdom
of Persia” refers to a position of rank, within the hierarchy of the kingdom of
darkness. In this context it’s referring to a “demonic military rank.” Only with
the archangel Michael’s help was God’s messenger able to continue and finally
reach Daniel. Just as that malevolent fallen angel withstood God’s messenger in
those days, the demonic realm is just as well established today. Many reside in
high places of authority such as the leadership arena of the governing bodies on
Satan is dead serious and fully determined to take control
over his domain, which is planet earth and all its inhabitants. The dimension of
the malevolent supernatural has moved into the dimension of man. The battle that
rages between good and evil is not far from our doorstep. We can be sure that
just as there was a prince of the kingdom of Persia during Daniel’s time to
stand as a resistance to God’s holy angels, there’s a well established demonic
prince of America who is currently resisting the forces of good while he pulls
the strings of the decision makers of this land. Thus far what can be plainly
seen is our elected officials are intent on driving this country to destruction.
That’s what these ranking fallen
are all about – the destruction of mankind.
We can also be assured that just as we understand prophecy
today, the demonic realm understood it long before us. About 2,000 years ago
Jesus confronted a legion of demons who had taken up occupancy in a man from
Gadara. “And, behold, they cried out,
saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come
hither to torment us before the time?” Matthew 8:29. Before
the time? What time? That legion of demons knew their time was not up yet. Why
had Jesus come? The demons knew prophecy and according to their calculations
Jesus was not playing by the rules of the times designated in those prophecies.
“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against
powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual
wickedness in high places.” Ephesians 6:12.
We’re given four designations in this verse and all are referencing
manifestations of evil (principalities, powers, ruler, and spiritual wickedness
“in high places”). In the Greek they are “archē” – “exousia” – “kosmokratōr” –
“pneumatikos-ponēria”. Paul is speaking of Satan and his demonic horde
consisting of fallen angels and demons. In the above verse we see a clear
designation of the hierarchy of the kingdom of darkness. These hordes of
malevolent misfits have received their assigned positions of power from their
leader Satan accordingly. They are well established and thoroughly entrenched in
the highest governing offices of every nation on earth.
God assigns individuals of His choosing to rule over the
nations, yet we must realize that fallen men rebel against their God just as the
fallen “bene ha’Elohyim” (angels) did eons ago. In the case of the governing
bodies of the world, Satan has corrupted the leadership. We know there are
limits to God’s patience, and on occasion some very unpleasant course
adjustments (judgments) are decreed. In America’s case, for instance, we see a
nation that once lived by God’s ordained moral precepts. America now lives by
the demonic influence of the ranking prince. In accordance to the direction of
that prince, America has become a nation that now promotes the worldwide
distribution of pornography, the wholesale worldwide acceptance of the murder of
unborn babies, and the unfettered worldwide acceptance of homosexuality. All of
these societal downgrades are an abomination to God. When nations move away from
God’s standard for morality something has to give. As we look down Main Street
America today it seems our nation is receiving exactly what we deserve, and it’s
come to us in the form of our current leadership.
The demonic element working behind the scenes in every
nation on this planet is a burgeoning force; they wield great power of influence
over the nations. The direction in which most of us would prefer our nation head
is not in accordance with the ranking prince doing the steering. As America’s
moral foundation collapses we see the waning of love and charity; long past are
the days of “love thy neighbor.” America has changed from just a few decades
ago; today America has an altogether different mindset. America has fallen so
far from its previous high moral state that it’s as though we’re in a sewage
hole with nothing to grab hold of to hoist ourselves out. Today it’s all about
greed, sex, and self, and that mindset is now perfectly in tune with the ranking
demonic prince of America. As so many nations have done, America has turned her
sovereignty over to the prince of the power of the air, who in turn has
established the ranking demonic supernatural authority over mankind.
“For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the
world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.”
Matthew 24:21.Our God is long suffering, but
according to His word, one day very soon His hammer of perfect justice will come
down with a force never before seen on this planet. All the nations of the world
will suffer greatly, and the supernatural element will be put in their rightful
place. But that’s for another commentary.
As this rank of demons has taken their positions in the
seats of power on planet earth, most of the world’s citizenry have no clue as to
who is truly in the driver’s seat. If we dig into our history books it’s not
hard to discover that these principalities and powers have been developing their
strategy for quite some time now. The nations of the world have now embraced
Satan’s agenda, which is the satanic indoctrination of anything that is opposed
to the One true God of all creation. We see that Humanism, Socialism, Marxism,
Communism, and Fascism have been embraced by the leadership of most nations,
including America. Satan has achieved his goal. Right here in America our
children are currently being indoctrinated with these very same satanic concepts
through our public school system. This should leave no doubt in the minds of
every Christian in America that malevolent supernatural powers have taken over
the reins of our government.
Satan has used his power of influence to spread his agenda
worldwide, he exercises his incredible persuasive authority to amass followers
and create a stirring of their minds, and then he simply begins the string
pulling from behind the scenes. Satan is domineering - the worst of all despots.
But there are bounds that even he can’t cross. God has set the boundaries of
Satan’s influence over mankind and although he may think he has complete
autonomy, we know God views things differently. But Satan’s manipulative powers
of persuasion are formidable indeed. Through his intervention into planet
earth’s regional governments he has persuaded mankind that his form of
government is best. I would challenge any of my readers to supply me with one
example of a governing body that is a major player in world affairs that is not
influenced by the demonic. Before you respond allow me to remind you of Jesus’
own words to the Pharisees and rulers of His day.
“He that is not with me is against me; and he
that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.” Matthew 12:30.
We are either with Jesus Christ or Satan, there is no in between ground
All around the world we see despots ruling their nations
with an iron fist, ready to smash anyone at the first sign of disobedience. Just
look at Syria, North Korea, Iran, China, and Russia to name a few. These nations
are led by the prince of the power of the air, and America is rapidly becoming
just as totalitarian.
If Satan can, through his power of persuasion, convince men
in the highest government offices to follow him and adhere to his directives
instead of God’s precepts he wins the control of that nation’s government. Even
though God places men or women in a position to rule over their particular
governments it doesn’t mean that those individuals will stand firm and follow
God’s will. Remember Saul? Satan’s influence over mankind is increasing as is
plainly seen today; as we observe, many people are turning away from the God of
the Bible to follow other gods – into the kingdom of darkness.
Although we might think that “We the People” have control
over our government leadership through the voting processes established in our
country that is no longer the case. With the demonic influence firmly seated at
the pinnacle of power, American’s can vote for whomever they wish, but where the
power lies the power shall remain. What about the Constitution? The United
States Constitution has been disregarded or ignored by our elite elected
officials for years. We are no longer dealing with natural man but with
malevolent supernatural powers far beyond our control.
The scope and mass of Satan’s influence is so broad that
God’s word actually refers to him as the “prince of the power of the air” and
the “god of this world.” When you give those designations some deep thought you
will agree that in these mortal bodies and without God’s intervention we have no
hope of combating the supernatural realm on our own. Everyone on planet earth is
subject to the evil of the “prince of the power of the air” when they enter his
domain, and his domain is earth.
Scope and mass are two distinct properties used by Satan as
he pushes forward into the lives of men. Scope is the range covered by an
activity or subject – the range of application or boundaries which Satan takes
full advantage of and control over when we allow him that freedom. Mass is
different, it is a body that forms a whole but has no definable shape, a large
but unspecified number. Satan wallows in this territory. His followers are an
unspecified number but we know for certain that that unspecified number is
massive. Jesus tells us “...wide is the
gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which
go in thereat:” Matthew 7:13b. In other words, they, the many
referred to in the above verse, are followers of Satan. Every nation on earth
reeks of a malevolent satanic influence. As each nation becomes more and more
engulfed in the participation and promotion of Satan’s agenda, more and more
people will find themselves heading down that broad way which leads to
destruction. Many will not realize their error until it is too late.
The strangeness to all this demonic influence is that even
though it is so pervasive the majority of humanity has no clue as to where they
are being led. How better to control the minds of people than through their
individual governments? Christians, if no one else, should be fully aware of
Satan’s influence at every level of government. Ranking fallen angels and the
lower class demonic horde have influenced the elected leadership in such a way
that those government leaders are now promoting and implementing Satan’s agenda
and forcing it on humanity.
How can we “Christians” persuade the foe of the demonic to
intervene on our behalf? Prayer and being prepared is the key
“Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of
God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day” Ephesians
6:13. My brethren, we are firmly seated in that evil day. An incredible war
is raging and we humans are the prize. Protection from all the fallout is
provided by the One who battles for us.
“Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all
the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword
of the Spirit, which is the word of God:” Ephesians 6:16-17.
We need to put on the full armor of God to withstand Satan and his horde of
fallen angels and demons. But no one can put on God’s armor until they’ve put on
His Son, Jesus the Christ.
God bless you all,
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