Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. (Luke 10:19)
Spiritual Warfare is a reality for every born again believer who loves God and made the decision that they were going to follow after His divine will and plan for their lives.
In the realm of the spirit there are two opposing forces which are the kingdom of darkness and the Kingdom of Light. God is Sovereign Lord and Ruler in the Kingdom of Light while satan rules and instructs the kingdom of darkness. The satanic kingdom operates out of a hierarchal structure of principalities, powers, rulers of the darkness of this world, spiritual wickedness in high places, thrones, dominions, powers, mights, demons and more.
Ever since the devil was kicked out of heaven in Revelation 12, he and his contingent of demons who rebelled against God have come down to the earth realm with a very specific assignment to wreak havoc in the lives of people. The enemy knows that he and his demons have a short time before their final judgment which is an eternity separated from God; forever bound in the bottomless pit in hell.
And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever. (Revelation 20:10)
In John 10:10, the Word of God reveals that the enemy’s goal in the earth realm is to steal, kill and destroy. He is such a wicked adversary that his desire is to see people in bondage, hardship, pain and torment. He came down to the earth realm to, not only bring affliction and distress, but to try and deceive people to also rebel against God or the Kingdom of God and to become a part of his demonic kingdom. If you are not serving God, you are serving the devil and become a candidate for him to use in the earth realm to help him advance his wicked plans. As he has deceived many angels who were cast out of heaven with him, his attention is now to try and deceive as many people on earth to serve and follow him rather than serving and following after the One True God, Jehovah who is blessed forever.
Therefore hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure: (Isaiah 5:14)
The devil’s ultimate goal is to cause as many people as he can influence, persuade, manipulate or convince to receive the same eternal judgement he faces that was only reserved for him and his angels. And how is he planning to accomplish this great deception in these last days? Through the use of witchcraft! Every form of witchcraft. Witchcraft at every level and degree, by whatever means necessary.
Witchcraft is the manipulation, domination, control or evil influence over the mind, will, intellect and/or emotions of an individual in order to subvert their divine purpose in God or to destroy them. Witchcraft is outright rebellion against God and His Word. It is motivated by evil powers from the kingdom of darkness to carry out its diabolical intentions. The enemy can use anyone to seek to rise up against you. (1 Samuel 15:23)
Witchcraft attacks can come from family members, co-workers and even friends in the form of household witchcraft; from witches, evil men and other wicked people through psychic witchcraft; from internal wars within churches in the form of religious witchcraft; through false propaganda to trust in the government more than in God in the form of governmental witchcraft; from your own human spirit in the form of self witchcraft which is going after your own carnal desires more than pursuing the things of God.
The ultimate curse of succumbing to a witchcraft attack is to lose your relationship with God and spend an eternity separated from Him. Jude 1:3 speaks volumes to every believer…that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.
Christians! Believers! Children of God!…you’ve got to fight! You cannot allow anyone or anything to distract you from serving God. Jesus died so that you could be free from the relentless attacks of the enemy to serve God now and throughout eternity. Your eternity starts now with accepting Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Once you accept Him, you are saved from hell’s eternal damnation and now have a right to live the abundant life He designed for you. Jesus loves you so much that He came to earth to sacrifice His life so that you could live abundantly with Him today, tomorrow and forever!