Spiritual Warfare Skill – Humility

What changed angels into demons? The simple answer is Pride! Angels disobeyed the commands of GOD [ADONAI-Elohim], due to ‘invisible dark spirit of Pride‘. The Holy Scriptures tells us in the book of Revelation 12:7-9 that, ”And war broke out in heaven, Michael and his angels making war against the dragon. The dragon and his angels fought, but they were not strong enough, and there was no longer any place for them in heaven. And the great dragon was thrown down—the ancient serpent, called the devil and satan, who deceives the whole world. He was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him. Don’t be deceived in this world and think there is no devil; satan and his demons are still active in this world striving to derail you from God’s Kingdom 24/7. Pride is an evil deed that comes from within and defiles a person. Our commander in chief Jesus Christ [Yeshua] warns us in Mark 7:20-23 that, …, “It is what comes out of the man that makes the man unholy. For from within, out of the heart of men, come evil intentions, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, wickedness, deceit, lustfulness, envy, slander, pride, and foolishness. All these evil things come from within and make the man unholy. ”Pride is the number one secret weapon the enemy uses to trap us to himself. The enemy is then able to bring about afflictions and setbacks into our lives; that’s the reason why he was thrown out of heaven at the first place. ‘Anyone with pride is easily used as satan’s agent or ‘his catalyst’ in spiritual warfare.”  

During my service as a soldier in the British Army; one of my many vivid experience was that, when a soldier shows disobedience, arrogance or pride, it affects the whole team within- this is sometimes called ‘morale‘. This can be detrimental and affect operational effectiveness on the battlefield. On most occasions, not only do the culprit gets punished after failing to obey commands or instructions but the whole team gets some form of disciplinary action to enforce command and control. My first experience of this was during an inspection of living area [Dormitory] by a superior in winter 2003, everyone’s items from lockers including mattresses and bed linens were thrown outside via windows. The simple reason was that an individual failed to live up to standards or expectations; and as a result, all of us have failed as team, to assist and support the individual. This did not make any sense and came across unfair after all the hard work put in, sometimes overnight or early hours of the morning. These involved ironing , boot polishing, cleaning, precise folding arrangements of personal belongings into wardrobes etc. Will you agree to an extent that, there will be no order or chain of command if this continues? There is order in Heaven Brothers and sisters; your afflictions from pride does not only affect you, but the closest people around- especially your family [take a moment to reflect].  

You can never win your battles with pride, because you create a barrier between yourself and our Lord YESHUA- Jesus Christ of Nazareth. If you honestly believe or been told you have pride, repentance is the key to your breakthrough, or you end up talking to yourself when you pray or starve yourself for nothing when you fast. The Holy Scriptures tells us in Proverbs 16:18 that, Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall. One of the deep secrets why children of God, find it difficult to ‘navigate’ from afflictions or setbacks, is due to lack direction, because we have rebelled just like the devil and his angels. GOD hates pride, because it reminds HIM of the rebellion in heaven. There is therefore, no Leader, no Power and Authority from Yeshua-Jesus Christ- the weapon  for your ‘everyday spiritual warfare’. These may be setbacks in your finances relating to debts, health issues , infertility, family breakdown or conflicts, educational problems, suffering trauma from sexual harassment or an assault, setbacks in career and business just to name a few. Pride is a spiritual entity that connects you with darkness. Proverbs 11:2 tells us that, When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom. From our commander in chief YESHUA, He said in Matthew 23:12 that, “Whoever exalts himself shall be humbled, and whoever humbles himself shall be exalted.

Pride will connect you to the devil, but humility will make you an angel and a soldier of Christ [Yeshua].

Prayer

Pray with me brothers and sisters – so Yeshua [Jesus Christ] will give us the grace to be humble, understand HIS commands and be broken away from the power of pride in our lives; in Yeshua [Jesus Christ] name I pray. Amen   

Further reading  

Isaiah 2:11 ; Mark 7:1-23 ; Isaiah 13 ; Isaiah 23 ; Daniel 5 ; Ezekiel 5; Isaiah 2:17; Jacob[James] 4:1-12

Accepting Yeshua [Jesus Christ] in your heart [Spirit]

There is a Promise in the Holy Scriptures at John 3:16, ‘For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life’.

Jesus Christ foretold the ‘signs of the end of time’ in Matthew 24, …the Good News of the kingdom shall be proclaimed in the the whole world as a testimony to all nations and then the end will come.

All you have to do now is accept YESHUA– Jesus Christ as your Messiah in your heart; and if you do this willingly this day at this very hour, you will be saved just like the criminal on the cross with Jesus Christ in Luke 23:42-43, ”And he said, “Yeshua, remember me when You come into Your kingdom.”Yeshua said to him, “Amen, I tell you, today you shall be with Me in Paradise.” There is no true loving parent that will lock their door in the middle of the night to a rebellious child. They either wait for them to come back or go out looking for them. So what do expect Our Loving Father HaShem to do? The door to come back into the kingdom of God is open for you. Yeshua is the only way to the Father. Is never too late to be saved and there is no sin ever committed that, God can not forgive, if you willingly come to HIM with repentance.

Now tell someone you have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal saviour today; Jesus Christ called everyone to Himself publicly.

Yeshua is the Lion of the tribe of Judah that was slain for all your sins and with HIM you will face no judgement on the last day, no matter your religion, gender, race or believe. The Holy Scriptures of Revelation 5 promises us that, by Yeshua’s blood shed on the cross we are all saved. Just believe…

God bless you, Amen Amen Amen.

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Raphael

Am your neighbour (Romans 13:8-10)