Our Calling to Holy Destruction.
We have each been given a divine instruction to be “holy wreckers” of the power of Satan and his demons upon the earth.
The Apostle Paul said that we are equipped for such a task with divine weaponry.
2Cor 10:4 (NIV)
“The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds”.
Elsewhere in the bible, Jesus tells us in Matt 11:12 (KJV)
” And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force”.
The apostle John writes in 1Jn3: 8 (NIV)
“The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work.”
All this talk of destruction, demolition and violence is not quite the picture of church that many expect.
One of the most destructive weapons available to God’s righteous wreckers is the Sword of Truth. The Holy Spirit will always verify the truth.
The bible tells us in JN 8:32 (NIV)
“Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free”
Satan, the adversary of mankind is described as the father of lies in Jn8:44. He lied to eve in the garden of Eden and has been lying ever since. We are called to be witnesses of the truth and to expose the lies of Satan.
Satan, ruler of this world
It is evident that when Jesus spoke about the ruler ship of Satan over the world, He had a clear understanding of the spiritual and physical reality surrounding Him.
The disciples were in no doubt about whom they were contending against in the battle to overcome the wickedness and power of darkness.
It may seem strange that part of the church has somehow become confused and is cosying up to a world system that is geared up to bringing about the total destruction of the true church. It seems as though the identity of our enemies has been hidden and if we cannot identify the enemy how can we possibly wage an effective campaign against them?
It must be understood that the rulers of this world as referred to by Paul in Eph 6:12 (NIV)
“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms”.
are the same spiritual beings known as the “Host of heaven” in Deut 4:19 (JKV)
“And lest thou lift up thine eyes unto heaven, and when thou seest the sun, and the moon, and the stars, even all the host of heaven, shouldest be driven to worship them, and serve them, which the LORD thy God hath divided unto all nations under the whole heaven.”
And while the apostle Paul said that we wrestle not with flesh and blood, the powers and principalities to which he refers, have a human agency to carry our their plans which is ultimately the destruction of the church and the administration of a one world government led by the anti Christ.
Spirit Guides and the New Age Architects
A very clear example of how spirit beings interact with their human counterparts can be seen through the activities of two principal New Age architects, Helena Blavatsky and Alice Ann Baily.
Helena Blavatsky (1831- 1891) was a member of the Russian aristocracy. She was an accomplished occultist, medium and founder of the theosophical society.
Much of her work was conducted in the Himalayas where she is supposed to have communicated with spirit beings which she referred to as hidden masters. These beings relayed the knowledge about how mankind was to achieve its ultimate goal of perfection and god likeness.
Blavatsky is considered to be the matriarch of the modern new age movement and is largely responsible for the popularisation of eastern religion in the western hemisphere.
Alice Ann Bailey (1880-1949) was born to a wealthy aristocratic British family, and as a member of the Anglican church, received a thorough Christian education. Baily was first visited aged 15 by the spirit entity who she later described as Master Koot Hoomi.
Bailey wrote that, in 1919, she was contacted by a Master known as The Tibetan (later associated with the initials D.K., and eventually the name Djwhal Khul. Bailey stated that after initial resistance, she was eventually persuaded to write down the communications from this source. She wrote for 30 years, from 1919 to 1949. The result was 24 published books on ancient wisdom, philosophy, religion, contemporary events, science, psychology, nations, astrology, and healing. Also in 1919, 32nd degree freemason Foster Bailey (1888-1977), who was to be her second husband, became National Secretary of the Theosophical Society. (Souce:Wikipedia)
The modern new age movement is founded on the combined teachings of these women but they are in reality, luciferians.
In the secret doctrine, Blavatsky wrote “Lucifer represents life, thought progress civilisation liberty, independence. Lucifer is the logos, the serpent, the saviour”
Alice Baily formed the Lucifer publishing company (Later renamed Lucis trust) which enjoys consultative status with the United Nations.
These woman’s dealings with spirits are by no means unique and for all their effectiveness in establishing the new age manifesto, their work is in some respects the tip of the iceberg.
One of the most effective vehicles to facilitate the interaction of spirit beings with humans is the Jewish system of ritual magic known as the mystical Kabbalah.
This system of spirit conjuring enables the connection with the powers and principalities of Eph 6:12.
The kabbalistic scripture, the “Bahir” (meaning bright), makes no pretensions about the origin of the entities known as the “Names of God”, however the truth is cleverly distorted.
The origins of kabbalah undoubtedly lie in the absorption of pagan beliefs and practices into Jewish life during the periods of Egyptian and Babylonian captivity but according to Jewish scholar Gershom Sholem, modern kabbalah is more immediately derived from a system of chants and rituals known as merkabah mysticism which became popular after the destruction of the temple in 70ad.
It is important to understand the significance of this event. The Pharisees had rejected Jesus as the true messiah and had now lost their place of worship. It was a case of sheer desperation that led the rabbis to seek their way back to God through such a method and although many instances of the achievement of a state of euphoria were recorded, it seems that the “merkabah riders” did not indeed manage to re-establish their relationship with the Living God.
Early manuscripts that accompanied merkabah mysticism were known as “hekaloth” books, these described the progression of the mystic through a series of halls or chambers. The goal of this was to somehow recreate Ezekials chariot experience.
Rabbi Akiba was a prominent teacher of Merkabah mysticism and had many thousands of followers. He is cited by many scholars as the author of the “Sepher Yetzirah” or “Book of Creation” which details the creation of the universe through ten spheres and interconnecting paths.
He had firm messianic expectations and in another move that proved disastrous to Israel, became persuaded of the messianic credentials of Simon Bar Kokhba who led a two year revolt against roman occupation, the result of this being that Rabbi Akiba, Bar Kokhba, and several tens of thousands of their followers were slaughtered and the remaining Jews were exiled from Israel
Mystery schools went underground and continued operating secretively while rabbinical Judaism returned to the forefront of Jewish life, however, the persecution of the Jews helped to spread the early kabbalists across the Middle East and into Europe.
One of the areas in which many kabbalists settled was Provance in southern France and it was from this region that many of the aristocratic knights Templars were drawn.
This group of pseudo Christian warriors held many heretical beliefs and were eventually outlawed by Pope Clement V and king Philip IV of France. Under torture, many admitted strange practices such as trampling and spitting on a cross and the worship of a bearded head.
The grand master of the Templars was burned at the stake but many escaped to Scotland which was at that time free from the influence of the Catholic Church.
The Templars settled there and their traditions became merged with early Freemasonry.
Modern freemasonry still has many aspects of kabbalistic tradition enshrined within its secret rites and rituals.
The effects of kabbalah upon modern life cannot be underestimated. From Freemasonry to the age of enlightenment to the modernist movement and the philosophy of Freud and Jung, kabbalah has spread its tentacles across virtually every aspect of society.
Kabbalists contact the so called “Names of God”
Which are non other than the fallen angels who were given authority over the nations after the Tower of Babel incident In Deut 32;8
It is ironic that Israel was the one nation which was free from government by these powers and authorities. God remained the ruler of Israel. They were Gods chosen people, yet the situation underwent a complete reversal as, through Jesus, those gentile nations could access God directly and Israel turned instead to the powers that were given to rule over the gentiles.
Praise the Lord that we can gain understanding of the nature of the spiritual power that is at work in our world today.
We not only are given understanding of such things but are also empowered to build the church within such a framework.
Every power and authority remains subject to Jesus and through Him, to us.