Insight To Understand What Is Going On In The Spirit Realm
You have probably heard the saying, “A demon behind every bush.” We use that phrase to refer to someone that says and believes that behind every little thing that happens, for instance a headache, or a sore throat, a car breakdown, or being late for an important engagement is due to a demon or demonic attack. I am one that knows the power of the demonic realm and how it operates, I am fully aware that things also happen as a result of mechanical failure, or circumstances, or just living. We live in a fallen world and sickness and disease is one result. Yet we do see an increase in demonic activity and more teaching on spiritual warfare.
Likewise, there is an increase in angelic activity in these days. There probably is a demon behind every bush, but there most likely is an angel or two behind every tree. If God shows us demonic activity it is most assuredly to make us aware of what is going on so we know how to pray. It is called insight.
We need to use wisdom and discernment. We need to understand how the kingdom of darkness operates, so that we will not erroneously attribute everything as an attack of the enemy, but we may need to eat better or get more rest or make lifestyle changes. Yet, we need to remember also that the enemy is really out to destroy us.
Knowing that Christ has overcome the enemy and given us victory through His death, burial, and resurrection we should praise Him and know that greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world. Christ accomplished complete victory and has given us as disciples all that we need to live victoriously, including walking in the full power of the cross, knowing that whatever evil we encounter we have victory and authority over it. I am not talking about people but rather as Paul tells us in Ephesians 6 ‘we wrestle not with flesh and blood but with principalities, rulers of darkness, etc.” In other words our enemy is invisible, yet God gifts some in the body to see or ‘discern’ their presence. Likewise there are those in the body gifted or are able to see and discern the angelic.
Why is there an increase in angelic activity in these days? We know that angels are messengers and are given assignment to help us. In the book of Revelation they are given to pour out judgment and wrath. They also came to Daniel and John with much needed breakthrough and revelation, some for the immediate hour they were in, and some for a future time, possibly our very own.
We are not to worship angels but we can revere them for who they are as messengers straight from the throne. Likewise, we are not to fear the demonic or Satanic realm, but revere the agents of darkness for what they are and can do. Reverence, not in a holy manner, but acknowledging they are powerful and can wreak havoc, but are defeated and we have been given authority over that kingdom.
In essence the angels then are coming alongside to assist us in the battles, warfare, and all that we engage in. Never has there been such open rebellion and downright spiritual warfare in our nation, and in the world. With that in mind, never has there been so much worship, prayer, intercession, and angelic activity in our nation, world, and perhaps in all of history.
Perchance this is a prelude to events described in the book of Revelation where angels are constantly doing something. The Old Testament talks about Israel being gathered back in the land in Jeremiah, Isaiah, and Ezekiel. Jesus talks about wars, famines, earthquakes. John writes about a lot of disastrous activity being carried on by angels. John also wrote and Jesus also spoke of a greater divide between holy and unholy, righteous and unrighteous in the latter days.
Obviously I am not saying we are at the point of all of the Book of Revelation, but perhaps the ‘birth pangs’ as Jesus described. If we hear more people describing angelic activity than before, and there is so much teaching on spiritual warfare, and understanding the principles involved, then certainly it is a prelude to events to come.
I have previously alluded to Daniel in other writings, and once again I go there where in chapter 12 verse 3 we find “And those who have insight will shine brightly like the brightness of the expanse of heaven, and those who lead the many to righteousness like the stars forever, and ever.”
and in verse 10 “ many will be purged, purified, and refined but the wicked will act wickedly and none of the wicked will understand, but those who have insight will understand.”
Father I pray right now that you will give insight to your people in these last days, so that we can shine brightly like the brightness of the expanse of heaven. Purge us, refine us, and purify us to have insight and understanding.
Let us understand what we see and hear and know that your kingdom is greater in all it encompasses than the kingdom of darkness. Help us to shine as we prepare for your return.