Friday, June 12, 2009

Spiritual Powers and Big Government

Spiritual power and political power go together. The reason is that the leaders of nation have authority to enforce their will on any citizen of their domain. Everyone living in a nation must accept their authority their king or president. The mayor, the council and the council officers have authority to act on behalf of anyone resident in their town or city. This power and authority creates a serious spiritual problem, because these political leaders are vulnerable to spiritual attack, and any attack on them is not just personal, but affects everyone under the their authority.

Spiritual power always follows authority. When a political leader is influenced by demonic powers, the people under his authority are vulnerable to a similar attack. When we submit to political leaders, we open ourselves up to spiritual forces at work in their lives. When demonic forces attach themselves to a king or president, they become “principalities and powers”, because they now have authority over many of the people in that nation (Eph 6:12).

Political leaders will come under immense spiritual pressure, because they hold authority over the people in their city or nation. If the enemy gets control over these leaders, he gains spiritual access to everyone under their control. The enemy concentrates his forces against those with political power, so he can win an easy victory over everyone under the authority of the leaders who fall into his hands. When a powerful leader falls into sin, then everyone in their realm becomes vulnerable to the same spirit.

Centralised political or religious authority is dangerous, because it makes principalities and powers possible. Once the enemy gains control over those with power and authority, he has easier access to all those under that authority. As a political leader accumulates more authority, the principality or power that controls him gains greater power over more people. This is how principalities and powers exercise power (Dan 10:13). (Centralising control of a megachurch in a super pastor has the same effect).

Jesus destroys principalities and powers by removing the centralised political and religious power structures that support their power. Wherever emperors, kings and presidents have seized or been give authority, evil spiritual forces can attach themselves to that authority. When political power evaporates, principalities and powers are reduced to being common evil spirits beaten by the cross. They gain spiritual power by taking advantage of political power, so the collapse of power and authority leaves them with no place to stand.

Many Christians have an overinflated view of the enemy’s power. They believe that our struggle is against spiritual forces that are almost as powerful as the Holy Spirit. The truth is that Satan’s power is an illusion. Evil forces have leveraged their power by gaining control over political and religious leaders with authority over many people.

Political and religious power has magnified the authority of spiritual evil. If an evil spirit gains control over one person, he can make that persons life miserable. If the same spirit were to gain control over a king or President, he can make a nation miserable. If that spirit gains influence over a mega church, he can lead a thousand people astray. When political and religious control collapses, demonic power will be greatly diminished. When confined to one-on-one battle, they will be easily defeated.

When Big Government collapse and Tens and Hundreds rise in their place, a spiritual victory will occur.

3 comments:

Gene Redlin said...

Interesting, Yesterday my son who is a Pastor in an Apostolic Church and I were talking about our current political leadership and the spirit that seems to be moving them.

I don't use the word demonic lightly but this is that.

What it's going to take to recover from this may not be doable. It has the net effect of causing spiritual reaction. Like a person who is allergic to peanuts will have a reaction to them if exposed.

Sometimes that reaction is tangible, I have felt it in the past couple days.

Sometimes people react to it with violence. We have seen such in our country in the last couple weeks.

I'm afraid it isn't over. I keep being haunted with what the Lord showed me about Obama and his shortened term as President.

Reaction.

Blessed Economist said...

Gene
Obama is not the problem. He is no better or worse than the presidents that have gone before him.

The problem is Uniting States-ism and Presidentialism. These have been pervasive in north america for over 200 years and have attracted and amplified the power of a vast array of principalities and powers, including deception, control, violence, war and quite a few others. They will all continue to be the same while these spirits are in control. They will stay in control as long as the American people remain commited to Presidentialism

You will probably not be able to see this, as you are committed to Presidentialism and the power that comes from uniting states together.

snarklefarkle said...

Some people have been shown some pretty strong stuff and it included Obama.
When Joseph was warned to leave and take his family to Eygpt, it was for a specific reason not because of the type of government.
I thought this had more to do with Gene's comment than commentment to presidentialism.