Evil Influence in the World
Do you see the evil in the world? Do you see the brokenness of the world? Do you see the broken people in the world? We are all broken. There is some real, serious, spiritual warfare going on all around us.
We, men and women, are made up of three things- 1) Spirit, which is what’s in our heart, this is what God sees, 2) soul, which is our mind and 3) flesh. The enemy attacks us through our minds (soul), and through our flesh. We know that our mind will play tricks on us and we will do things that come against what’s in our hearts, right? And we know that our flesh wants to be constantly pleased with food, sleep, alcohol, drugs and sex, etc., right? So we also know that our flesh acts against what’s in our hearts (spirit). This is how the enemy comes against us.
There are many, many people in the world who believe in some kind of spiritual afterlife but they deny the Holy Spirit. Based on what? Do people think they know more than God? Because it’s not convenient to self? Jesus is the cornerstone of the Holy Spirit. To believe in something spiritual but deny the Holy Spirit is most dangerous and that is the enemy’s influence.
Do you, or someone you know, recoil when you or they hear the name of Jesus? Do you know people who hate the name of Jesus? Do you know who else hates Jesus and recoils when he hears the name of Jesus? Satan, because Jesus defeated him. The name of Jesus is a weapon against evil.
Sometimes Christianity seems to be the most hated religion in the world. Jesus is about love, peace, forgiveness, healing and redemption. Some people cringe when they hear the name Jesus Christ. Jesus is not poison… Jesus is not evil. Jesus loves you, satan hates you. The evil enemy’s mission is to pull people away from God through temptation and sin, sin separates us from God. The trick of the devil is to kill, steal, destroy and to distract from the Truth in everything we try to do. His greatest trick is convincing people that he himself doesn’t exist. Christianity is the most hated religion because the antichrist is at work, otherwise it wouldn’t matter like the various false beliefs that people are not offended by.
‘and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world.’ (1 John 4:3)
‘Thus says the Lord: “Cursed is the man who trusts in man And makes flesh his strength, Whose heart departs from the Lord.”‘ (Jeremiah 17:5)