By Dr. Richard Ing
Just a reminder to all true Christians - we are in a
spiritual war! "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against
principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this
world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." Eph. 6:12.
The many problems confronting the church and the world today are demonic
in origin. No man can solve and dissolve
them. Only God's true worshippers can.
We are being held captive by the kingdom of darkness and
need to bind up Satan's strong men or princes (rulers over Satan's
principalities), demonic powers and rulers of the darkness of this world. We need to pray and bind up Babylonian
spirits of Jezebel, Ahab, infant sacrifice (abortions), sexual uncleanness,
homosexuality, drugs, lies and deception, witchcraft, death, to name a few. "Or
else how can one enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except
he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house." Mt. 12:29.
"I will build my
church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give unto thee the keys of the
kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in
heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in
heaven." Mt. 16:18-19;
18:18. Pray to bind up Satan's strong
men and loose the captives.
Whatever is happening on earth is the result of what is
taking place in the mid-heavens where Satan and his strong men and powers
operate. Eph. 2:2. Satan is the prince of the power of the air,
but he will soon fall when the true church and army of God begin to fight
back. Michael and his angels will move
against Satan's kingdom because of the prayers of the saints. Rev. 12:9.
Meanwhile, Satan is still going before the throne of God to accuse the
brethren day and night. Rev. 12:10; Job
The church is in chains today because they resist
knowledge. Hosea 4:6. Hardly anyone is preaching and teaching "all the counsel of God." Ac. 20:27.
Instead, most pick and choose to teach only the portions of the Bible
that please men and excuse their lack of knowledge and spiritual power. They leave out sin, repentance, spiritual
warfare, divine healing, holiness and integrity. They make up new doctrines and give sermons
that tickle the ear. Ti. 4:1-3.
We are weak spiritually and lack power because we have
rejected the Holy Spirit. "And these signs shall follow them that
believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new
tongues. . . ." Mk. 16:17. "Having
a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away." 2 Ti. 3:5. "Ever learning, and never able to come
to the knowledge of the truth."
2 Ti. 3:7.
"Come out of her,
my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her
plagues." Rev. 18:4. We need to stop idolizing our church and its leaders
and start to look to Jesus and the whole Bible.
I don't mean that we are to submit to no one. We do need to submit to righteous authority;
but we need to receive all the counsel of God - the whole truth and nothing but
the truth. Get out of the religious
system that has Christians bound all over the world. Look for pastors and teachers that give the
whole counsel of God, who teach all of the Bible, including casting out of
devils, healing the sick and raising the dead.
Go back to the early church and its purity, truth and power. Do not let powerless men make excuses for
their lack of power by claiming that the Holy Spirit went back to heaven or
that only the early apostles were given power from heaven. It's a lie!
Everything that the early church did is possible today. The Holy Spirit is still ministering on
Satan's kingdom of demons is real. I have personally been involved in hundreds
of deliverances (casting out of demons), miraculous healings and miracles, and
have both heard and seen angels and evil spirits many times. (Yes, it was not me, but God who did all of
these things by the power of the Holy Spirit.) I even wrote two books, Spiritual Warfare and
Waging Spiritual Warfare, which are national best-sellers and also translated
into Spanish. Please refer to them to
learn about how to fight against Satan and his kingdom. This is not a commercial for my books. There are many other books on the subject as
God is calling His great army right now. Joel 2:11; Rev. 12:5; Rev. 14:1-5; Rev.
19:11-21. Do you hear the trumpet
blowing? Will you join? I pray that God will open your eyes of
understanding before it is too late. God
have mercy on us!