9 January 2011 (Rishon/Pesach)|
Day #299, 5934 AM
The Enemy Will Pursue
Demons, Lilith and Overcoming
Most Bible-believing Christians and Messianics accept the existence of demons or some kind of spiritual opposition in life. We all know, of course, what human opposition is like, as Moses and the children of Israel did when they lifted up a song of praise, of which today's passage is an extract. But what most believers don't seem to realise is that this 'human' characteristic to "pursue", "overtake" and "divide the spoil" isn't human at all, but demonic, and that the reason such people are 'driven' is precisely because neither they, nor Yahweh, are in control of their lives. They don't know it, but they are slaves to a merciless master who wishes both to destroy them and to use them as the instruments of destruction of others. So when you see brutish, cruel and inhumane behaviour in people, remember it is precisely because it isn't human behaviour - it's something else operating through man. It is quite literally alien.
"The enemy said, 'I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; my desire shall be satisfied on them" (Ex.15:9, NKJV).
Which is rather ironic really since only this morning I was reading a comment made by someone on a UFO site who said that he didn't believe in God but he did believe in aliens...who, of course, like to pose as gods. If, then, something is a 'god' because it is more intelligent or advanced than us, what is so illogical or inconceivable in extrapolating that concept to the ultimate intelligence or advancement - to omnipotence (all-power) or omniscience (all-knowledge)? Of course the real issue is that people do not like the idea that a Supreme Being didn't 'evolve' as we supposedly are. Why? Because evolution implies that we are somehow a part of the 'godship equation' - and as pantheists, New Agers, and others teach, we are (they claim) 'gods' or 'God' too. Only we aren't, and that's the whole point.
Yes, there are aliens out there, but they are not evolved creatures any more than we are. If anything, they are devolved. They abandoned their created estate for rebellion and darkness in a bid to become gods/God themselves and pretty soon discovered that that was a complete lie. Elohim (or God) is, by definition, the only underived Power in the Universe. He pre-existeed it as its Creator. All 'powers' that be are quite simply dependent on the Power for their continuing existence.
Satan and his demonic hosts now know all of these things. And since their rebellion, their source of legitimate power from Yahweh has been denied them. How, then, can they - and do they - maintain their powers? "I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; my desire shall be satisfied on them". Quite simply, they are robbers. By getting us to sin, they are able to tap into our life energy and feed of it like parasites. They are spiritual hackers - literally. Whenever we break Yahweh's Torah or Law without repenting and putting things right, they get access to us. It's like leaving the door of your house unlocked when you go out and when you get home, finding squatters have taken over. Then the 'unhuman' behaviour takes over in our lives as they integrate into our lifestyle, progressively taking it over more and more, changing us into their image. And what is that? The very opposite of the fruits of the Ruach (Spirit):
The one who has a demonic squatter in the temple of his body lacks love and joy. He has no peace, he is impatient, unkind, unreliable, coarse, harsh, lacks self-control, and so on. The nature of the 'alien' shows through in his newly evolving temprement. He is no longer his normal 'self'. And no wonder. The more he yields to this alien presence, the more there are who come in until in the end he becomes a community of spiritual entities over which he has diminishing control. He will excuse himself saying such things as 'I can't control myself'. And in a way he's right, only he does have a mechanism for self-control. He can choose Christ, repent of his sins, trust in Messiah and obey the commandments. In exchange for the demonic invaders he gets the Ruach haQodesh who likewise dwells within but this time as the benefactor of his soul, by invitation only and will leave if asked to. Demons never leave when asked to. Why should they? You're their meal ticket, they don't respect liberty, and they think only of themselves. The truth is - uncomfortable a concept though this may be to some - we can't manage alone. And the straight choice is always between Elohim or Satan.
"The fruit of the Ruach (Spirit) is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control" (Gal.5:22-23, NKJV).
Atheistic psychiatrists, of course, think that all of this is sympomatic of mental illness. They can believe what they want. One thing I have noticed, though, is that psychiatrists themselves display the complete range of character traits from the demonic to that of the Ruach haQodesh depending on the choices that they themselves make. Some of them are plain nasty and are in need of psychiatric help themselves. Indeed, as I have learned, many of them entered the profession thinking they could get help for their particular mental problems! More likely, though, they found the state-sanctioned secular priesthood a lucrative business, just as corrupt priests always have. Psychiatry is a moving target anyway - it's gurus simply 'adjust' people to what the current government wants or expects of its citizens or just completely drugs them down into zombies. For as in the demonic realm, there is no absolute truth - it is all (they claim) relative. Human life is cheap to them.
This morning I had a 'close encounter of the third kind' with the demoness Lilith which is one of the reasons I am writing about this subject today. She appeared in a dream as a woman with whom I was engaged in conversation in a living room. She was asking me questions, hoping (as I learned upon waking), to get me to lie and so obtain access to me. Each time I answered truthfully she began to twitch and wriggle a bit, and each time she did, something that was hidden in her pretended benevolent countenance shifted. After a few questions I was able to see right up close. Her mouth or lips extended all the way to the back of her jaw, just short of the ears, so that when she opened her mouth you could - from a profile vantage point - see through her face to the otherside, and all of her teeth as far as the rear molars. It was then I noticed that there was a ring attached to her throat (pierching it) to which a chain was fixed, and that the chain connected to another ring which pierced her tongue, signifying, no doubt, the bondage that comes from believing her spoken lies. I also noticed that a very large thin mental ring, about four inches in diameter, was attached to each ear about half way along the rim so that each ring encircled the ear. This also, I understood, represented the bondage that comes from listening to her. Waiting outside the house was another demoness, who gained no access to my living room, whom I understood to be Hecate. Both of these demonesses have caused me major problems in the past and are constantly trying to probe me for weaknesses.
All demons specialise in various subversive rôles, focussing on human weaknesses and gaining acess when we yield to them. Most believers are in denial about these things, some even saying it is impossible for believers to have demons yet still demostrating demonic characteristics in their behaviour that gives the lie to their false belief. No believer can be fully possessed, as is true, but all can, and are, influenced when they yield to sin.
Life down here is no field trip or holiday camp. It's a war zone. And if we try to manage it in our own strength we will soon be depleted and worn out. The good news is that by complete surrender to Yah'shua (Jesus) - and that's the real issue for those who claim to be His followers - we don't have to worry about the demonic realm at all. For with Yah'shua fulling covering us, we have a shield that they cannot get past. Other people with demonic issues may yet harrass us but we still have One who is mighty to save and deliver if we will call upon His resourses and trust all His promises. That's a full-time spiritual occupation - be sure you don't get lax or you too will be pursued, overtaken and despoiled of your life force.