Discover 3 recent signals that tell us that it’s time to put on that Supernatural Gear –
Seven weapons for defeating the enemy today and in the coming Great Tribulation
“Put on the whole armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, authorities, and powers of this dark world, and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” Ephesians 6:10-12
Why We Need Supernatural Protection Today
Robert Rite (9/17/16) – Please notice how the introductory passage above reveals that our struggle is not against mankind meaning you and me; the masses and working class of humanity. Our struggle is against the spiritual forces of evil and those leaders of this world who are aligned with the enemy!
Also, in the book of Revelation 12:7-12 we are given apocalyptic prophecies which are for our end time generation that warn us that the devil and all his minions (fallen angels, demons, principalities) who have all been permanently cast out of the heavenly realm and onto the earth; are full of wrath knowing that satan’s reign on earth is short.
Apparently once iniquity reaches a preordained level, God will remove His hedge of protection from earth and that is why all hell (literally) breaks loose during the last 7 years of this age.
But God has equipped us with certain supernatural tools so that we can resist and repel the enemies escalating attacks, and we will discuss that later on in this message.
Three recent Events that Signal that the Wrath of the Enemy at the time of the end is at hand
1) An example of the wrath of satan being unleashed in frenetic end time manner – was during the holocaust when Hitler knowing that he was losing the war and that his reign was almost up, ramped up his genocide program against the Jews (a race which the kingdom of Satan on earth particularly hates), escalating the atrocities at the death camps.
2) Then after the war, Israel was reborn as a sovereign nation in 1948. This was the most prophetic event signaling that the countdown to the return of Messiah is at hand. Why? Because Israel would have to be back on the land bearing her name, and occupying Jerusalem in order for all of the end time prophecies to take place! None of the end time prophecies, neither the apocalypse/great tribulation or Armageddon could be fulfilled without Israel having been reborn as a nation. No other nation has ever been reborn with the same name, the same race of people, the same language and culture, returning to its original land – after having been totally destroyed, non-existent for almost 2000 years, with its people scattered, mingled and blended with many other races, cultures and faiths throughout the world! Can you see how this is a miracle – in and of itself?
Here are just a few reasons why Israel had to be reborn as a nation and back in her land:
– Armageddon will be fought in the Valley of Megiddo in Israel.
– From the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, the antichrist, the end time global leader of the coming totalitarian government, will proclaim that he is god and demand that the world worship ONLY him!
– The enemy’s primary battle is against the “faithful” children of the God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Messiah Jesus Christ (in actuality ALL HUMANITY as he hates all of God’s creation; he wants it all destroyed).
The battle of Armageddon will be religion based! The kingdoms of this earth will mutate into the “beast kingdom of Satan” vs. the Sovereign God of the Universe and His Angelic Host! And guess who wins! 😉
3) More recently, we have witnessed an escalation in global terrorism as evil factions, and those behind them, escalate atrocities in efforts to bring about, global instability and World War III (Armageddon).
All the pieces to the end time puzzle are already in place.
So it stands to reason that these 3 signals and prophetic events are upon us because we are that last generation; and this also explains why we already witness so much iniquity and atrocities in the world today.
They Won’t Know What Hit Them
Many people will not even notice this transition into the “beast kingdom” because they will be so deluded by the deception of the leaders of this world and their sophisticated propaganda machine into believing that a one world government, economy, and religion is good for humanity!
Because evil will grow rampant, many will be so blinded and deluded that they will not recognize the evil schemes of the enemy. Being totally blind to the truth and the light, they will embrace the coming beast kingdom, its leader, and his false (satanic) religion.
It should be alarming to us that we can already witness how the uninitiated are gradually being brainwashed into believing that good is evil and evil is good! This is important to note because most of the inhabitants of the earth will be fooled into taking the mark of the beast (which of course will not be called that); because to them – evil will be good!
“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!” Isaiah 5:20
Now for the Good News
For those of us who yearn for the return of the Messiah and the establishment of a sanctified new heaven and earth (Rev. 21:1), we know that these birth pangs will be replaced with indescribable joy. We may or may not experience the apocalypse (either through natural death or rapture); but in the meantime we must equip ourselves with supernatural power from heaven if we are to fight off all of the enemies fiery darts and secure our place in Paradise! We already know that he will especially attack and go after God’s children; and this is specifically why we, the body of Christ, have been blessed with 7 supernatural weapons that we need to put on right now. Let’s review them:
Put on the Whole Armor of God
We are called to be a soldier of the Most High – to fight the good fight. 1 Timothy 6;12, 2 Timothy 2:3, 2 Timothy 2:4, 1 Corinthians 16:13. 1 Timothy 1:18 all teach that we are to be soldiers for God.
We are warriors for the Lord; warriors of the truth; equipped with words that neutralize the enemy. But to win this fight against these supernatural principalities, we must equip ourselves with certain supernatural heavenly battle garments. Since our enemy is invisible, this armor is specially equipped to defeat such an unseen malevolent force.
What is the “Whole Armor of God”?
1) THE GIRDLE OF TRUTH (Ephesians 6:14) –
“Truth” is the Word of GOD found in the sanctified Holy Bible. Jesus Christ was and is the word, truth and the light of the world. The opposite of the word and the light is satan, the prince of darkness, the father of lies. Read the word every day; when we counter satan’s fiery darts with the word of God – he flees!
2) The BREASTPLATE of RIGHTEOUSNESS (Ephesians 6:14)
Jesus Christ is our righteousness as we are declared Righteous in Christ (Romans 5:1; 2 Corinthians 5:21). This breastplate protects our heart from losing focus by the worries of life. Weapon number 2 is activated against the enemy when we live the Christian life by walking in Righteousness (keeping the laws of God). We need to keep this on 7 days a week – because an unguarded heart can kill our salvation!
3) The Shoes of the Gospel of Peace (Eph. 6:15)
Jesus Christ is the Prince of Peace; He is our peace. Satan and the world in its present state – is the exact opposite of peace, and this is why our late great planet earth is so void of peace today.
When we are saved as believers in Christ we walk in supernatural peace despite the chaos of the world..
4) the Shield of faith (Eph 6:16)
Faith in God is our Shield that protects our overall body. It allows us to block and evade all the fiery darts that our enemy throws our way, before the fiery darts of doubt, denial and fear can penetrate our mind and heart. See also: Galatians 2:20; Psalm 18:30.
5) The Helmet of Salvation (Eph 6:17)
This helmet protects our MIND, with Godly Wisdom. Jesus Christ, the Word of God, is our HELMET. Jesus is the wisdom of God. Godly wisdom is produced through focusing and meditating on the Lord in all our thoughts, prayers, worship and studying the scriptures (read also James 1:5).
6) The SWORD of the Spirit (Eph 6:17 )
The Spoken Word of GOD is the sword of the Spirit. Notice that the sword is the only offensive weapon – the other 6 are defensive weapons! In John 1:1 we learn that the bible consists of the sayings of GOD. When we speak the word of God, it is the ONLY offensive weaponry that we need against the enemy.
NOTE: The sword of the spirit is fully effective against the enemy when it has been sharpened with the word of God. AGAIN – Jesus is the WORD!
7) Praying Always with All Prayer: Ephesians 6:18 –
As food is essential for the warrior to build physical strength, Prayer is food for our spiritual body. Prayer is our sharpening tool. It sharpens our sword and strengthens our armor. Prayer is vital for the Christian to build spiritual strength. So we must always pray. Pray in all situations; pray in prosperity, adversity, sickness and health. Pray without ceasing, for all things. When you pray to God – you are in God’s presence.
Knowing how powerful prayer is, Satan uses every device that he has to keep us from praying. He will keep us busy with life’s challenges, pleasures, social media and all the technological gadgets of the present age. He even tries to make the fledgling Christian feel tired, bored and sleepy when he or she starts to study, read the bible and or pray. Have you noticed or experienced this fiery dart!
The Enemy Will Flee From You!
In summary, we cannot win this war in our own strength – the enemy is way too powerful for us to try and defeat him in our mortal state. We MUST wear the entire battle gear – all 7 supernatural gear. Leave one out and you open portals that allow evil and problems into your life!
BUT note that there is no protection for the back! Why is that? Because we are not to flee from the enemy. When we are fully equipped with all 7; the enemy will show us his back! He will flee like the coward that he is before Almighty God’s Warriors – You and I!
With the Whole armor of God, we defeat the enemy – and he knows it! Amen!