September 3, 2018
Beware of the various activities of the worldly spirits. They keep trying to influence & mold believers to become humanistic and worldly.
1. In every city and region, worldly spirits are utilizing this world’s system, the evil days and difficult times
The worldly spirits aim to pressure and mold everyone – including believers – according to their nature. Disregarding the worldly spirits’ work over a region is the ignorance of most believers. They keep unknowingly being influenced and molded according to the nature of the worldly spirits that are working in their city and region.
For example, many believers initially have a courteous, patient, and understanding nature. However, something happens when they move to stay in another city. Slowly but surely, in a matter of months or years, they unknowingly change. The believers become impatient, irritable, uncaring, etc.
Many people assume that such thing is normal because it happens to everyone. They think that it is caused by workplace stress or the like. They are not aware that the change is molded by the worldly spirits who influence a certain territory.
Different worldly spirits in different regions mold different natures. In some places, they mold people to be slow and lazy, spending their time to chat with neighbors, etc. All of them shows the various activities of worldly spirits that we must beware of.
2. Worldly spirits work by influencing and even dictating our way of thinking and emotions
Be aware of every thought that crosses our mind. For truly, those are voices that come from the spirit world which we hear through our ‘spiritual ears’.
a. When we feel intimidated and pressured, the spirit of intimidation is trying to dictate our emotion so they could influence our thoughts and decision-making process.
b. All forms of anxiety and fear are negative emotions that are being molded by the worldly spirits into everyone, including believers. The spirit of fear and anxiety aim to bind, dictate and enslave the people so they could easily live under their control.
Observe Peter’s direction and compare his statements in 1 Peter 5:7-8: casting out all our anxiety to God, and illustrating the Devil as a roaring and prowling lion. From the verses, we understand the enemy’s attempt: pressuring, intimidating, and dictating the life of believers. And this work of the enemy is closely tied to the anxiety we feel and think inside.
3. The only way to eliminate the work of the worldly spirits is by using our mouth and voice
a. Psalms 8:2 (NASB) From the MOUTH of infants and nursing babes You have established strength because of Your adversaries, to make the enemy and the revengeful CEASE.
b. Proverbs 18:20-21 (NASB) With the FRUIT OF A MAN’S MOUTH his stomach will be satisfied; he will be satisfied with thePRODUCT OF HIS LIIPS. Death and life are in the power of the TONGUE, and those who love it will eat its fruit.
So, we can conclude that as long as we are silent (passive and lazy in using our mouth to declare the word), the Devil and worldly spirits have the freedom to influence, dictate and mold our lives according to their nature. However, when we persevere to aggressively imagine and declare His word (until our spirit man is blazing), God’s divine nature will be molded in our life.
Keep declaring the word, and you will become more and more mature, sincere, selfless, and full of God’s love and wisdom. #iLoveGod
Ps. Steven Agustinus