The Message-Spiritual Blindness/Invisible Realm November 2019

The forces controlling the world are in conflict with God and go against God. Satan, his demons and the world are in conflict with Christians. This conflict is spiritual warfare. Satan has blinded the minds of unbelievers.

2 Corinthians 4:3-4 And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.

Spiritual blindness is all over this world and the consequences are devastating. The unseen world is working a scheme to deceive and many can’t see it. They have been blinded of something that is of spiritual significance.

Paul tells us in Ephesians that we are at war. He states there is opposition in the invisible realm, the heavenly places. 

Ephesians 6:12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. 

Spiritual warfare manifested in the worldly form: Over two thousand years ago, God created male and female, with conclusions about the nature of sex and marriage; one man with one woman becoming one flesh. Gender choice and homosexuality is a scheme, a lie and pure deception of the people. God didn’t make a mistake when He created you. He didn’t make you a man or woman who one day would wake up and decide to be the opposite sex. He didn’t create men to lie down with men nor women to lie with women.

Matthew 19:4-6 Haven’t you read, he replied, that at the beginning the Creator made them male and female, and said, For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh?  So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.

Leviticus 18:22 You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination.

Jesus was saying there are males and females and each one was made for the other. This truth is not seen in our world today. It is no longer clear to the masses of people.

Why is the world now saying, what is evil is good and what is good is evil? It is Spiritual Warfare, a scheme to blind and deceive regarding something of spiritual importance. There is intense persecution and opposition for Christians who can see what others are blind to and do not support this lifestyle.

The enemy uses lies and deception as his weapon to gain ground during Spiritual warfare. So he spreads lies. One of Satan’s tricks is to confuse our minds so that good looks like evil and evil as good. He is not only the Father of lies but he is the deceiver. His goal is to ruin and destroy us.

Only through a close relationship with Jesus, the reading of His Word and persistent prayer, can we find the wisdom we need to recognize Satan’s tricks when we see them. Ask God for His wisdom and to guard your thoughts and your mouth. Ask Him to open your spiritual eyes and deliver you from evil.

Isaiah 5:20 Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.

John 8:44 You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

What can we do? We can go to battle in the Name of Jesus and fight against him with the truth. It is the opposite of lies and deception. Truth is the antidote to lies and deception.

Spiritual warfare and spiritual battles are real. The Bible references the heavenly realm or a place that is invisible to our physical eye, yet exist.

Colossians 1:16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.

The Scriptures below are examples of three who were able to see the spiritual realm with their physical eyes. These examples clearly demonstrate the workings of an invisible spiritual realm around us.

2 Kings 6:11-17 This enraged the king of Aram. He summoned his officers and demanded of them, Tell me! Which of us is on the side of the king of Israel? None of us, my lord the king, said one of his officers, but Elisha, the prophet who is in Israel, tells the king of Israel the very words you speak in your bedroom. Go, find out where he is, the kings in Dothan.  Then he sent horses and chariots and a strong force there. They went by night and surrounded the city.

 When the servant of the man of God got up and went out early the next morning, an army with horses and chariots had surrounded the city. Oh no, my lord! What shall we do? The servant asked. Don’t be afraid, the prophet answered. Those who are with us are more than those who are with them. And Elisha prayed, Open his eyes Lord, so that he may see. Then the Lord opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.

There are more Angels fighting for us than what Satan has. He has 1/3, we have 2/3 of the Angels and the Lord Jesus.

Daniel 10:7-17 I, Daniel, was the only one who saw the vision; those who were with him did not see it, but such terror overwhelmed them they fled and hid themselves.  So I was left alone, gazing at this great vision; I had no strength left, my face turned deathly pale and I was helpless. Then I heard him speaking, and as I listened to him, I fell into a deep sleep, my face to the ground.  A hand touched me and set me trembling on my hands and knees. He said, Daniel, you who are highly esteemed, consider carefully the words I am about to speak to you, and stand up, for I have now been sent to you. And when he said this to me, I stood up trembling.

Then he continued, Do not be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day that you set your mind to gain understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to them. But the prince of the Persian kingdom resisted me twenty-one days. Then Michael, one of the chief angels, came to help me, because I was detained there with the king of Persia. Now I have come to explain to you what will happen to your people in the future, for the vision concerns a time yet to come.  While he was saying this to me, I bowed with my face toward the ground and was speechless.  Then one who looked like a man touched my lips, and I opened my mouth and began to speak. I said to the one standing before me, I am overcome with anguish because of the vision, my lord, and I feel very weak. How can I, your servant, talk with you, my lord? My strength is gone and I can hardly breathe.

The Lord opened Elisha’s servant’s eyes to see the great army and the Spiritual warfare around him.

The Lord opened only Daniel’s eyes so he could see, hear and speak to the angel.

The entire book of Revelation was given to John. He was taken in the Spirit and was given eyes to see and ears to hear in the invisible realm.

There is a darkness in our world. It comes from Satan. You can feel the attacks against you, one by one. There is a spiritual battle raging around you. Our battle is not against flesh, and blood, but against a spiritual enemy who opposes us.

Shake off every fiery arrow and dart being thrown at you. The enemy comes at you in their name but you go in the Name of God. Hold up your shield of faith in one hand and the sword of the Spirit in the other. Speak God’s Word out loud so Satan can hear it. You can’t think fear and doubt while you are speaking God’s Word. God’s Word knocks it down every time. Speak His Word often. Place the Shield of Faith in one hand and the Sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God, in the other. Being clothed with God’s armor allows us to stand firm against the devil, resisting him and he must flee. The Father will back you up. Be confident that victory through Jesus Christ is yours. Cast down every fearful thought, shake off distraction and negative thoughts.

Ephesians 6:11-13 Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.

Ephesians 6:15-17 And with your feet fitted with the readiness of the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. And take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit which is the word of God.

Satan reigns over the world and is dependent on humans and the power of sin. If we don’t fight against him it will result in death and destruction. Don’t let him use you. He will isolate those who follow him to eternal damnation.

Satan is responsible for every death that has ever occurred on this earth. Don’t bear any responsibility with him for what he does or the gates of hell will be up against you.

Jesus knows the battles we will face because we belong to Him. The world hates us for following Jesus. We are not called to be worldly allowing our fleshly desires that go against God to override what God’s Word tells us. We are sent into the world to tell others about Jesus, share His Word and to help others like Jesus did. We must be transformed and always crucifying our fleshly natural desires that go against God’s way.

God bless. Heal the brokenhearted, bind up all their wounds.