Know your enemy

Tactics true in our world are true in the next. All warfare is deception, divide and conquer & etc.. There are spies, double agents, and agents of misinformation. There is in fact a system of spiritual warfare arrayed against us that is organized, intelligent, and malevolent. Your enemy knows you better than you know yourself, and will exploit every weakness, every chink in your armor, and resort to a war of attrition, if need be, to wear you down. If the devil's forces can't get to you directly, they will use those closest to you. They will speak through them, attack you through them, break up your family . . . whatever it takes to make you surrender and go back to that life when you had no spiritual warfare against you. As long as you rest in the palm of the evil one, he has you in his hand, and you will not be subjected to his attacks.

The goals of the spiritual forces arrayed against you are as follows :

  • Deceive
  • Accuse
  • Justify

     They will cause you to sin by deceiving you into believing that you are not sinning, when in fact you are. Then, you will not have the full protection of the Most High on your side. This includes making graven images of Yeshua, because you are not praying to the graven image, it is merely a representation. Do you keep the appointed Sabbath days of the Lord? Do you even know what they are? Were you not commanded to keep his appointed feast days in all of your generations, forever? When you read Jeremiah 10: 1-5, do you think it is speaking of Nimrod worship, or what we now call christmas? The traditions have remained the same for thousands of years. So do you honor the pagan holy-days now that their names have been changed, or the appointed holy-days of the Lord? Is it deceiving you to reject this truth of God, or that truth of God, because it is not important, you don't need it ; yet if it is of God, and you reject it, you are in fact rejecting his word. Perhaps the devil just convinces you that your neighbor who is in need of help is not your problem, that you are not your brother's keeper. The devil knows that if we do not keep his commandments, we do not have his blessing of protection.

     The finger of the accuser will lie, as is his nature, and try to convince you that you are not worthy. You have fallen and have no more union with God, for you are not worthy. Take this LIE back to the garden of Eden and think of Adam and Eve. Were they sinning in being naked, as they had been naked and in communion with God for a very long time before this? OR is it the trademark of the accuser, a liar from the beginning, pointing the finger of shame and unworthiness. I am here to tell you that ANY voice that disparages you and tells you that there is no hope, no forgiveness, no redemption, and no return, is inspired of the devil. Any voice that tells you that you are not good enough, that you are not strong enough, that you could never make it, is a lie. We all have our free agency here on this earth, we just need to choose the right path one day at a time. We need to pray for forgiveness every day. Pray that you can fully forgive those who have trespassed against you every day. Pray for protection, redemption, and union with the Most High. Pray that we might have his spirit to be with us, to lead us, and guide us in all things we say and do. -- It is a battle that is waged continuously. Some days you will fall down. However, there is only one that I know of who was without sin, Yeshua. We, are not without sin [that is why HE came] . . . do not expect to be impervious to it . . . just pray always that if you should fall, that the Lord will give you the strength to get up, and fight the good fight for one more day.

     The devil will try to use logic and reasoning which lacks understanding. He will tell you that everyone believes this, so who are you to believe that so many others are wrong. He will tell you that there is no God, and no devil either. Look at the age of the earth and all of the civilizations that have come and gone . . . Well, I'll digress a moment to tell you that of all the planets created by the Lord, each one has a purpose. The earth itself has been used over and over again. There is a great cycle of birth, death, and resurrection. The planet itself, has seen, and bears witness to, this cycle. We are not the first of all his creations, and neither was our planet . . . and we will not be the last.
     "And God saw these souls that they were good, and he stood in the midst of them, and he said : These I will make my rulers ; for he stood among those that were spirits, and he saw that they were good ; and he said unto me : Abraham, thou art one of them ; thou wast chosen before thou wast born. And there stood one among them that was like unto God, and he said unto those who were with him : We will go down, for there is space there, and we will take of these materials, and we will make an earth whereon these may dwell; And we will prove them herewith, to see if they will do all things whatsoever the Lord their God shall command them ; And they who keep their first estate shall be added upon ; and they who keep not their first estate shall not have glory in the same kingdom with those who keep their first estate ; and those who keep their second estate shall have glory added upon their heads for ever and ever." (Abraham 3: 23-26)

Methods of manipulation :

  • Mood
  • Influence
  • Possession

     If your weakness, personally, is lying, you may be attracting a deceiving spirit to widen that gap in your armor. If your weakness is your temper, you may attract a hostile spirit. If your weakness is carnal, you may attract a perverse spirit. If you are subject to mental illness, which causes mood swings, you are subject to serious problems keeping that door shut. . . . These weaknesses don't have to be anything more than a momentary dwelling on that emotion which cracks the door just enough to give it a foothold. Once a foothold has been established, you may not see or feel any difference, the entity may be just waiting to exercise its influence when it will be most effective.

     I was once speaking of the things of God to a man and his wife while walking down the side of a busy street. While doing so, I recognized an evil presence had joined us. I stopped, raised my hand to the square, and rebuked the evil spirit, in the name of Jesus Christ, by the power and authority of the holy Melchizedek priesthood, and commanded it to leave. . . Immediately after doing this, the man told me that he was really glad that I did that because he was having an overwhelming urge to push me into the street and he didn't even know why.
     These unclean spirits which somehow attach themselves to people, really tend to come out, or make themselves manifest in direct opposition to anything having to do with people who are being guided by the power of the Most High. These will be noticed first and foremost by anyone who has found Yeshua, and is trying to walk towards the light. You will be subjected to verbal or even physical attacks from anyone around you who has an unclean spirit attached, or who opens a door for one to exploit.
     These unclean spirits can whisper to you in a way that you cannot hear, but affect you nonetheless. They can affect you as you speak, literally putting words into your mouth. They can whisper to you in your sleep, influence your dreams, and even distort your perception of reality. They seek to become your familiar spirit, or that which replaces the influence of the Holy Ghost with the influence of the evil one. There are instances such as found in Acts 16: 18, which show that these deceiving spirits often speak much truth, only to insert that little lie. These can and do have the ability to give false revelation, or what one might believe to be true, but is not.
     The only way to protect yourself from this influence, is to constantly rededicate yourself to Yeshua. Pray always to the Father in His Name. Ask the Father of truth and knowledge to shed his light upon you so that you may know the truth of all things. The closer you are to God, the more you will understand, and if you have the gift of the Holy Ghost, and the gift of discernment, it will be easier to spot the adversary before he gains that foothold.

     "Possession" cases are not as simple as "attached spirits" which may be rebuked with an arm raised to the square. These must be done with the laying on of hands if the person is willing and still in control enough to want it to leave. They have full habitation within the body. That being said, those spirits of a deceiving nature, inhabit and control many, yet are un-discernible in our modern age of sophistry.
     These take someone who is both able to discern the evil spirit, as well as have the power and authority to excise it. While I have not run into any full blown head spinning, projectile vomiting cases . . . I have a friend who came to someone who I know has had the spirit of Prophecy on him many times, for a blessing, and I was asked to assist. My friend did not tell me specifically why he wanted a blessing, but around 20 seconds into the blessing, I had to pull my hands away. I could feel a vile, tainted, strong entity, trying to travel from his head into my hand and forearm. The blessing continued without my participation, and I could not believe that the person giving the blessing continued as if all was well. -- I told my friend to stay seated. I dropped to one knee and invoked the keys of the priesthood which called upon the warring and ministering angels to assist me. I then placed my hands on his head, rebuked, and cast out the evil spirit. -- It was then that my friend revealed that he had participated in an out of body, astro-projection type of thing. He was warned by the person guiding him that an entity could try to possess him, and he knew that it was in him. That's why he was really there, asking for a blessing.

The whole armor of God

     Many of those reading this are already LDS. You believe that you have gone through all of the required motions to ensure your eternal salvation. You have been baptized, received the Priesthood, and been endowed in the Temple. What you have yet to prove, is whether or not you will endure to the end.
     A great and terrible tribulation will soon fall upon the church, and the world at large. Yet, LDS prophecies put the number of members who will make it at around a quarter of its current population. So the question you need to be asking, is, as always, "Lord, is it me?". Don't assume that you cannot fall, because many of you will. The simple truth is that the odds are not on your side.

     I have seen and experienced what the members of the church are like, particularly in its Bishops and Stake Presidents. I am sad to say that I have met but few that have any part or portion of the Spirit of God within them. The myriad of prophecies which speak of the Lord needing to begin in his own house first are not without cause. Moses would plead with the Lord to spare you, and if he did, those pleas would be in ignored. I, myself, used to ask the Lord why? Yet, now, knowing the hardness of your hearts, how you care for the vein things of the world more than for his people . . . how you are all lifted up in the pride of your hearts and firmly believe that you are chosen . . . Sorry, I raise my voice in prayer saying, "Thy judgment is just, O Lord". The parable of Zenos in Jacob chapter 5 will be your fate, it has been prophesied of for thousands of years, but you don't believe it could be speaking of you . . . self righteous, deaf, dumb, and blind sheep.

For those of you willing to take that rebuke, and acknowledge that those scriptures are speaking of you. . . I'll tell you what I see.

  1. Very few of you have a true testimony. A hard, tangible Iron rod that you can grab hold of. Without it, you will loose your way. If you do not know, with every fiber of your being, that Yeshua is the Messiah, that he lives, that it is by and through his atoning sacrifice that we are saved. . . Then you need to stop everything that you are doing, lock yourself in a room with your scriptures, and read and pray, night and day, until you experience that tangible answer.
  2. Where is the love your neighbor as yourself? How many members of the church are homeless, eating substandard food, cannot afford to buy clothes, & etc.? Yet I have seen wealthy members donate $10,000.00 to plant trees without batting an eye, or large sums of money for animal shelters, or other equally philanthropic causes without ever considering the poor or downtrodden of the Lord's people. Use that money wisely today, for tomorrow, when it becomes worthless, we will see if it is accounted to you as a blessing or a curse.
  3. Time devoted to your God. How many of you set aside time each day for the things of God? Do you search the scriptures, praying over those things that you don't understand asking for enlightenment? You had better start now, because I tell you that if you don't learn how to receive your own inspiration, guidance, and revelations from God . . . you will be lost. You are but babes, not even weaned from your mother's breast, and the only way you will be able to digest the meat that is coming, is to get that understanding directly from the source.
  4. Humble yourself before YHWH. Humble yourself lest he stretches forth his hand to do it for you. We are all sinners in the eyes of God, yet you are so quick to look down on others. Humble yourself to the ground, so that when you look down, you look only at the ground. Your being raised up in the pride of your heart has blinded you, and when you open those eyes, you may be shocked to learn that the Lord has bound you as chaff, ready to be cast off into the fire.
  5. As you judge, you will be judged. You do not forgive each other as is required by the Lord. Because of this, you will not be forgiven either. Your hopes of redemption are in vein if you cannot abide the law which requires your judgment to be placed on your own head. If you wish to remain spotless before the Lord, you must leave judgment in his hand. All that is required of you, is to become like a little child ; quick to forgive, does not hold grudges, and loves without condition.
  6. Prepare temporally for that time of tribulation. Not just for yourself, but for your neighbor who has none, and for the refugees who will come with just what they can carry.
  7. Prepare for the branch and the root to be re-united. That the tree may once more be made whole and bring forth precious fruit. If you don't know what this means, consider it an object lesson to pray about.

The Lord speaks to me as I write. Thus saith the Lord : There is much tribulation which must come before you are ready, but if you can truly do all of these things. If you can humble and purify yourself before the Lord of Hosts enough to be led by the power of the Holy Ghost in all things. Then you shall be my sentinels. You shall stand forth with the power of heaven and protect the poor and downtrodden of my people. You shall stretch forth your hand, and the angels will obey your command. You will roar as a young lion with the power and authority of the Holy Ghost and your enemies shall fall by the wayside as chaff. Ye shall be my mighty ones, my sanctified ones, in whom I am well pleased.

AWAKE, awake ; put on they strength, O Zion ; put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city : for henceforth there shall no more come into thee the uncircumcised and the unclean. Shake thyself from the dust ; arise, and sit down, O Jerusalem ; loose thyself from the bands of thy neck, O captive daughter of Zion. For thus saith the LORD, Ye have sold yourselves for nought ; and ye shall be redeemed without money. For thus saith the Lord GOD, My people went down aforetime into Egypt to sojourn there ; and the Assyrian oppressed them without cause. Now therefore, what have I here, saith the LORD, that my people is taken away for nought? they that rule over them make them to howl, saith the LORD ; and my name continually every day is blasphemed. Therefore my people shall know my name ; therefore they shall know in that day that I am he that doeth speak : behold, it is I. How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace ; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation ; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth ! Thy watchmen shall lift up the voice ; with the voice together shall they sing ; for they shall see eye to eye, when the LORD shall bring again Zion. Break forth into joy, sing together, ye waste places of Jerusalem : for the LORD hath comforted his people, he hath redeemed Jerusalem. The LORD hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations ; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God. Depart ye, depart ye, go ye out from thence, touch no unclean thing ; go ye out of the midst of her ; be ye clean, that bear the vessels of the LORD. For ye shall not go out with haste, nor go by flight : for the LORD will go before you ; and the God of Israel will be your reward. Behold, my servant shall deal prudently, he shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high. As many were astonied at thee ; his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men : So shall he sprinkle many nations ; the kings shall shut their mouths at him ; for that which had not been told them shall they see ; and that which they had not heard shall they consider. (See Isaiah 52)

I'll give you three hints : Egypt is the US, Assyria is Russia, and see 3 Nephi 21 (Think about what those words would mean in a latter-day context). Let those with eyes to see discern the truth for themselves.