This is not just another place in time, it is a pivotal time in history. Just as in the past every great nation or kingdom had a deciding moment that translated a powerful nation into a spiral downfall. We have an opportunity to stand in the gap for our families, this nation and for the kingdom of God.
Jesus came and with His life, death and resurrection He purchased for all mankind the forgiveness of sin. This allows us to become children of God and citizens of the kingdom of God on earth. We are called ambassadors because we represent our King while we are here on earth. We saw Satan come and establish a kingdom of darkness that has taken man into a downward spiral, but Christ came that we may once again choose life and become heirs of God where we are adopted into the family of God.
During the month of October we see a stirring of occult and dark practices as the enemy would have us to be ignorant to the things that are going on. Yet God said My people are destroyed because they do not know the truth or has rejected the truth. We see in the Bible, Jesus speaks of demons and Satan and how they attacked mankind. It was by the power of God that the disciples were able to stand against the power of darkness. Just as we must, by the power of the Holy Spirit of God, stand against the power of darkness in this age.
We are not here by coincidence or happenstance. We were chosen and predestined to be here, at this time, for the glory of God and for the blessing of mankind. We all have a purpose. We are at a crossroad and we are wrestling for our identity, our future, our children, our family, our home, even our nation, to choose who we will serve. Call it what you will and cover it up if you want, but the truth is the same; we are destroyed for lack of knowledge and for rejecting the truth we have been given. We are in a battle, the kingdom of darkness versus the kingdom of Light, and the battle is for our desires, our minds, our lives and where we will spend eternity.
Though we may live this life oblivious to the spirit world around us, it does not negate the fact that it is real. Just as Jesus battled the enemy in the wilderness when He was tempted to take the easy way out, we will be tempted to ignore the things around us. Jesus chose to fight with the world of truth as we must choose to stand on truth as well. Just as we are tempted to take the quick and easy way, it will not last and it will end in destruction.
Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being priest for Me; Because you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.
We see Satan’s tactics in Egypt when the ruler of the world took a stand against God’s people to oppress the Hebrews by putting on them great labor and cruelty. First Pharaoh enslaved them, and then he started oppressing them and yet they grew. The hatred for God’s people grew and then Pharaoh called for the killing of all the Hebrew males that were born but the Hebrew people feared God more than Pharaoh. Satan is afraid of God’s people and he wants to destroy them and he will use fear to cause mankind to destroy one another.
With the completed work of Christ, Satan has no authority over mankind. Satan now tries to get mankind to give him permission to come into our lives through the forms of amusements, diversions and games. They may appear to be fun and pleasurable especially at first, but Satan’s ways will end in destruction. The enemy’s plan is to get mankind to self-destruct by denouncing the truth of God’s word. Satan does this through lies, deceptions and the ignorance of a man’s heart. We must know the truth of God’s word so we will recognize the enemy’s deceptions and be victorious.
Ephesians 6:12-17 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God;
During this time of October festivities let us teach our children not to open themselves up to the demonic forces, which are looking for a place to settle, during those seasons of deceptions with festivals of the dead, witches and warlocks, talking with the spirit world and Halloween. It may start as a game but it will open access to spiritual wickedness in high places. Let us give them healthy alternatives, fall festivals and celebrate the Lord of the harvest, Jesus and take this opportunity to teach them truth and not open them up to lies and the darkness of this world.
2 Corinthians 5: 17-21 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 18 Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, 19 that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.
20 Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God. 21 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
Remember this is hope for our future no matter our past failures or deeds. Jesus gave His life that we may be saved, His Blood has cleansed us from all unrighteousness. No matter how long or how dark we may have gone down that path, Jesus came to make all things new. When we believe in our hearts and confess with our mouth Jesus as Lord, His Blood pays the sin debt we owe and we become the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus and now we can stand in the gap for our homes, families, communities and nation.