Saturday, June 27, 2020

Wrong Side

The most dangerous place in the world is being caught in no-man’s land between two opposing armies and not know which side you are on. That is the situation of most people in New Zealand.

We live in a multi-dimensional universe in which the spiritual dimensions exist in parallel to our three-dimensional physical world. The spiritual realms operate in continuity with the physical/natural world that we observe. Most humans cannot see into the spiritual dimensions, so we can only observe the physical side of existence. However, events in our physical world are shaped by activities in the spiritual realm. When we look at the physical world in isolation, we miss much of what is happening in the universe (Kingdom Authority p.28).
A war is going on in the spiritual realms that most people in New Zealand are not even aware of, and many do not even know which side they are on. Much of what happens here on earth is the consequence of events in the spiritual realms, and what happens here, has a significant effect on the relative strength of the two sides in the spiritual struggle.

God has not always been honoured, but for most of history, the God who revealed himself through Jesus, had a place in New Zealand, and enough influence with the people with authority to be able to release some of his blessings.

Over the last few decades, the people have squeezed God out of New Zealand, because they thought that we did not need him, and they did not want him messing with our lives, but without realising it, they have given his place to the spiritual powers of evil. These forces are full of hatred, anger and violence. They love to kill, destroy and steal. By shutting out the God who was restraining them, we have strengthened their position here on earth. They held back for a while to give us a false sense of security, but now they are flexing their muscles and having a go to see what they can do with their power.

Many people believe that life in New Zealand is not as good as it once was. The reason is not that we have elected the wrong party to government. Rather we have chosen the wrong side in a serious spiritual battle, and the good side is losing, while the bad side is winning. Therefore, we should not be surprised that anxiety, distress and are becoming more common.

The reason that both personal pain and economic troubles are getting worse is that we have unwittingly placed ourselves under the authority of the spiritual powers of evil. Not surprisingly, they are doing what they always do when they get an opportunity. Until they are put back in the box, we can expect that they will continue to surprise us with more and more of their evil tricks.

The good news is that Jesus defeated the spiritual powers of evil on the cross.

For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins (Col 1:13-14).
Having disarmed principalities and powers, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in the cross (Col 2:15).
God raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. 22 And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church (Eph 1:20-22).
The good thing about the spiritual struggle we are engaged in is that we do not have to hide in no-man’s land wondering which side will win the war, and trying to pick that side to align with. Jesus has already defeated the spiritual powers of evil on the cross. The role of his people is to establish that victory on earth by allowing the Holy Spirit to work in their lives and push the spiritual powers of evil out of the territory that they hold.

So, by giving the spiritual powers of evil a free hand in our nation, we have backed the losing side in the ultimate battle, and because they know they cannot win, they are just trying to do as much damage here as they can before they are finally defeated.

Joining the losing side in a battle is a serious mistake. The time has come when the people of New Zealand need to wake up and shift allegiance to the winning side. Jesus will overlook our previous mistakes and welcome us back his side at any time. All we have to do is to tell him that we regret our blunder onto the wrong side, and offer our allegiance to him. He will then release the Holy Spirit in our lives to restore blessing in our lives, and if enough people get on board, establish his government in our nation.

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