The Doctrine of Demons.
Jesus described two roads for us to choose, one is more populated and leads to destruction, the other is difficult but leads to life. Each of these roads represent a way of life, a path to walk. There is the doctrine of the Gospel and there is the doctrine of demons. The United States of America, I believe, is embracing this doctrine of demons and rejecting the way of life, liberty and prosperity.
“Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times
some will depart from the faith, giving heed to
deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons,” 1 Timothy 4:1
There is a battle being waged for the future of America. Conservatives vs. progressives, libertarians vs. communists whatever the political or economic philosophy the real battle is spiritual. We are not looking at the problem correctly and so we embrace the wrong solution.
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Ephesians 6:12
This is what the enemy desires, that we be distracted by things like Obamacare, the rights of same sex couples and even the redistribution of wealth. What we fail to realize is that each of these issues is at heart a spiritual matter. While we are embattled over the “human rights” of the homosexual, we might as well be rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic, the ship (nation) is sinking.
Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. 2 Corinthians 3:17
I have often said that because we as a nation are moving away from the Lord and His ways, we are losing our liberty. It is actually happening faster than I expected. Over the last year I have witnessed the courts declare the religious rights of Americans null and void should they collide with the greater human rights of the homosexual. I have observed the president of the United States declare his authority greater than that of the congress and the court even though they are declared co-equal branches in our constitution.
We have enacted policies that are undermining the US economy by discouraging work and business. We have declared our borders open, for all intents and purposes, we will not deny a foreign national entry even if he or she has a known terror background. Did I mention the president modifying or ignoring laws that he does not have the constitutional authority to modify or ignore? Then there is the issue of privacy and the NSA.
Why is there little outcry? Where are we the people?
I would argue that the people have embraced the doctrine of demons and that we no longer can discern right from wrong. We have embraced sexual immorality, regardless of the form it takes. From premarital sex to extramarital sex to homosexual sex, the new taboo is to engage in the marital relationship as God declared. Should anyone dare to declare immoral relations to be deviant they are declared a pariah.
The doctrine of demons extends to the glorification of the unmarried single mom as noble and the execution of the unborn a foundational right. The enemy is continually exploiting the selfishness of man to kill the helpless, that is why child sacrifice was such a hit among the heathen nations. It easier to say that the god you worship commanded you to give up your child to the fire than to admit you didn’t want to raise the child of your sexual indiscretion.
This doctrine allows drug use to alter the mind, it encourages envy and covetousness in man to bring greater poverty and slavery. Take the fairness doctrine espoused by the president and other progressives. The gap between the very wealthy and the middle class is getting wider as the policies that are supposed to shrink that gap actually penalize those that work. The very wealthy are very wealthy because they can avoid the taxes and regulations imposed usually because they helped elect those that imposed them, therefore they know the loopholes.
This is why when Russia spent a record amount on the Olympics, the greatest portion of the money went to Putin’s cronies. In America, those that win are those with insider ties to the government. The doctrine of demons breeds corruption.
The scriptures are filled with prophecies of everything I have mentioned. Revelation 9 speaks of this mindset.
And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk: Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries*, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts. Revelation 9:20-21
*sorceries here refers to drug use.
I personally believe the thefts spoken of here is some form of communism. This is the end game of the doctrine of demons, an unrepentant part of society with a death grip on the beliefs they hold near and dear.
Do not despair. While America may have reached the point of no return on these things, there is always a remnant. We each have a choice to make. Do we too embrace the doctrine of demons and reject the authority of God and His word or do we instead trust in the Lord Jesus and His ways?