One of the things that's been burning in me is all the current events that's happened in the northeast. I have very specific views on what is going on and why, and here they are :)
From what we know in real history, Massachusetts is the first place of colonization in America. A place where people fled tyrannical rule in order to worship God freely in the way they were convicted to. Harvard University was a school for ministers. They were educated and trained there and sent out into the rest of the country.
It doesn't suprise me, yet it's somewhat ironic, that that place is now such a hub of liberal potitcal correctness that wants to delete God out of everything. And not just God, people seem to be ok with talking about God. It is JESUS that is taken out of everything and the Word of God. People get very nervous and annoyed when you bring up Jesus. The reason for that is really and truly very simple.
Satan. He and his angels get nervous at that name. And, since he is the prince of the power of the air, he is at work here. People ask, "How could a good God allow bad things to happen?" Well, it is because in the beginning when God created everything, and then man, He gave man dominion on the earth. Man, not God
Himself, he created man to dominate the earth.
" And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply,
and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish
of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing
that moveth upon the earth." Genesis 1:28
But, Adam, knowingly listened to the lying serpent, and was not deceived, but purposely sinned. What he did was hand over his authority to the devil. The most loving thing God could do was take Adam and Eve out of the garden before they ate of the Tree of Life so that they were not forever locked into the spiritual death and separation from Him. He had a plan for redemption.
So, now the principalities and powers are free to roam the earth and the atmosphere above it. I listened to a man that was killed in a car accident in the 1960s and went to heaven. Since it was not his time yet, the Lord told him to go back because there was a song to sing, a mission to take, and a book to write. He did all those things and he tells his testimony all the time. He says that he saw what was going on in the earth spiritually, with the demons. There are places in the heavens (as in the place just above the earth, not Heaven) that have seats of power and that is where they mainly are. The demons are given orders and missions on the earth. He said whenever they would tempt someone to do something, and that person gave in to it, he said he saw what looked like swarms of ugly black flies come in and set up a stronghold on the person, in the town or whatever. Think of things like Las Vegas and greed, Chicago and murder and so on.
(I highly HIGHLY recommend listening to this man named Gary Wood. You can watch an archived video of him talking here, or listen to a radio broadcast of him here, you will need to scroll down a bit and look for broadcasts from April 1 to April 12- they're only 15 minutes long so there's a bunch. Also the video has a worship service first so you can skip it ahead about 30 minutes if you want. )
But there is a good side to this. For those that have been saved, are the blood washed redeemed saints, we are joint heirs with Jesus Christ.
But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,
Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
And hath raised [us] up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in [his] kindness toward us through Christ Jesus." Ephesians 2:4-7
"Which He wrought in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead, and set Him at His own right hand in the heavenly places,
Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and
every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which
is to come:And hath put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be the head over all things to the church, Which is His body, the fulness of Him that filleth all in all." Ephesians 1:20-23
Though we are here bodily, spiritually we are seated in heaven with Jesus, far above those principalities- they are under our feet. We have authority over them given to us by Jesus ~
""Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions,
and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt
you." Luke 10:19
All the demons had to obey Jesus, and He lives in us, therefore in His name, they have to do what we say. What's going on is very simple. Everything bad comes from the devil, everything- sickness and disease, poverty and lack, depression, addiction, war, hate, family problems and so on. The northeast has in the last several months experienced storms, shootings and bombs. Why?
My belief- we are where we are (as in where we live in the world), because God needs US to take authority over the enemy in the places we live. Until the end of the end, the dominion on the earth is still with man, who gave it to the devil. But as a born again Christian, because of Jesus, we have the authority back, but we have to take it.
There doesn't seem to be anyone taking authority in that area over those spirits. It is such a dark place spiritually, and no one is fighting the good fight through prayer and intercession. No one seems to know anything about the name of Jesus, what He gave to us for our protection- His blood that we can plead over ourselves and others or His Word that is sharper than any two edged sword that we are to use in combat with those spirits. The demonic forces are running rampant there and no one knows what to do.
Maybe I sound weird, but I know this is true. People don't want to think about demons possessing people, but they do! A seemingly normal and somewhat nice person just suddenly goes radical and jihadi- hmmm, well if that person was an open and clean house waiting for another spirit to take residence, well, of course they can be used as a tool of satan. That's the only explanation, someone so full of hate, through being brainwashed but also through demonic influence and/or possession, would do such things to innocent people.
But thanks be to God, there is an awakening foretold in the Bible, about the latter rain, and people all over the earth are crying out to God for the rain, for the power of God to fall like in the upper room, for the awakening that is needed in this earth. And it's starting...it's starting out in a trickle, but soon the deluge will hit! I'll post more about that later.