The recent announcement that witches across America will unite to place a curse on President Trump asks the question: How are we as Christians to live until Jesus returns?
God has a destiny for us to fulfill—faithfulness. Our responsibility is to be faithful to God’s Word and directives. The Church is the Body of Christ, or the bride of Christ which is supernaturally composed of all true believers in Jesus who have received salvation by faith in Christ and have the Holy Spirit living inside them.
The reality is that every believer is in the world, but not spiritually of the world, because heaven is our true home. But in the world or the world system, we must be faithful to God.
In the Old Testament, we see how God placed the prophet Daniel among the most powerful occult forces on earth in the courts of the king of Babylon. Daniel’s relationship with the elite occult power center was not confrontational. Daniel did not call them names or denounce them. Daniel walked with God and allowed God to supernaturally move through him.
In the Old Testament, Joseph was called to be the second in command under the pharaoh of Egypt. The court of the pharaoh were also the highest centers of occult power on earth. Joseph did not get into a confrontation with the pharaoh but walked with God, and God supernaturally used him to help God’s people and demonstrate the reality of God’s existence.
Many Christians falsely believe they are called to denounce and engage in all-out confrontations with the occult elite. But that is not what Daniel, Joseph or even Jesus did, except on very specific occasions. The battle we are in is a spiritual battle, and we are to use spiritual weapons:
“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, and powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts 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, and having done all, to stand.” (Ephesians 6:11-13)
When Jesus sent His apostles out on their mission, He said He was giving them authority (exousia) over all the power (dunamis) of the enemy (Luke 10:19).
Jesus’ authority is greater than satanic power.
When the disciples said, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in your name,”
Jesus replied, “Do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven” (Luke 10:17, 20).
The Christian believer has unlimited authority over demons in the name of Jesus, but that authority is nothing compared to the glory and authority we will know in heaven!
Every believer should obey the Word of God, rely on the power of the Holy Spirit, and use the spiritual weapons God has given us such as praying, repentance, worship and evangelism.
The Babylon Code, Paul McGuire and Troy Anderson. (Faith Words, 2015)