POWER AND WAR – The book Doctrine of demons


If you have been in a mental institution in a small town of forty-three hundred, and a small Baptist Church, in a farm community you would need to try to guess who didn’t know it. Everyone knew all about me, yet no one knew me at all. The word from the Church was I had gotten treatment, and doing better. I will admit it did give me an empty feeling being labeled I went back to my business as if I had never left, but I could Practly hear what my employees, were thinking. Very little was ever said to me, but looks and feelings speak well. I tend to stay away from the Church and the Pastor for a while my wife eventually work through her situation, and although it did not go well for me at the time, we began to rebuild our marriage and lived happily ever after.

I felt like I had been through war from the time I got saved; I had battled with the devil, and watching a person totally possesses before my very eyes. I had spent several hours talking to a lying devil that I thought was God I had learned from firsthand experience the power of the Holy Spirit that was available to the Church, but it looks like I was working behind the scenes. The Church and the Pastors were totally blinded to it all. I thought about Bill in the Nuthouse walking around all day saying what are you going to do the devil says he is mighty. God says he is almighty. If Bill knew God in his fullness would he need to be there? Did the devil; park him there? I even wondered if the devil twisted the mind of the black lady that thought she was white, after all, I did see him twist a person’s face and a language. Was most of what I saw there of the devil I wonder? What you let bring you down, or conquer you, will lead, and guide you.

 As for me, I decided nothing has changed in my life I don’t need to do one thing different I’m going to work hard and keep seeking the Lord with all my heart just like always.  Nothing was wrong before I was put away, and nothing is wrong now. I will just keep going.

I keep thinking how I can let everybody know that there are two worlds here the kingdom of darkness, and the kingdom of light. I was living in one and fighting against the other. The devil world is bigger than our Godly kingdom by that I mean he is doing more harm than we are good, but it is a hard sell to make.no one wanted to believe it. It is like everybody has a Bible, everybody knows it’s true, few believe it. Everyone not born again is living in and under the authority of the kingdom of darkness. Remember what the apostle John said,” we are of God little children, and the whole world, {outside of us the Church} lies in wickedness.”(First John 5:19)

I decided it would be about as hard to get the Church to believe in an active devil as it would get kids to quit believing in Santa Clause. As for me, I will never look back again, and I knew that I can’t t be taken out by the devil I am locked down tighter than ever with the Lord. I think it is still a mystery why the devil waged such war against me I was certainly not bothered him I vaguely believed he existed. Our church was no threat to him whatsoever you would think he would have left well enough alone.

The Lord Jesus made a very interesting statement in the book of John (chapter 10:10) He said the devil comes not, but to kill, steal, and to destroy. Think about that this is his day job, and he moonlights full time also.  He is a full-time devil. The devil is a seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day warrior, killer, and thief against you, that is all he does. He doesn’t sleep he never eats’, he doesn’t labor, he never needs to rest he only kills, steal, and destroys, and he never stops doing it The Apostle Peter says, he just walks about seeking whom he may devour.

The Apostle Paul also said 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

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. You better have something going for like a lot of armor when you take a swing at the spirit of darkness.

 Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; when the devil sees the breastplate of righteousness on you, and he knows that it fits you and the fire of the sword of the spirit coming out of your mouth which is the anointed word of God, you look like a giant to him, and he’s gong

 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Let me boost you up a little here, he hates the gospel of peace coming out of the mouth of one that he knows believes it.

Above all, taking the shield of faith wherewith, ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. When he knows that your shield, your faith is real he is out he knows that he would only be swinging at the wind

 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: When the word and spirit come out of your mouth, and he knows you own it, it is like a flame thrower to him. ( Eph chapter: six.)

 Are you and your family ready for that?  Let me ask you a question how much time have you spent in the word of God learning defense? The jails are full, the prisons are overcrowded, and our children, husband, or wife are strung out on drugs this list could run forever. If you knew the devils work as you should, you would put on the armor of God and pick up the sword of the spirit, and never take the amour off or put the sword down again. You can’t fight a full-time warrior, part-time. You say, Bob, that just sounds crazy, and we don’t hear that in church, and I say I met a lot of your church folks, even your kids while I was ministries in Jails, and prisons. It cost about as much to run the jails and prisons today than it does our schools, and the prison, and jail population is growing faster than the Church. Wake up world.

 The Lord Jesus told the Apostle Paul to turn men from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God. The Lord Jesus knew that men were in the power of darkness, and under the power of Satan Jesus knew just what he was talking about, and we would be wise to listen. I feel like our nation is moving into darkness rather than running to the light. The kingdom of God is a mighty force I think we are very strong I think we are powered up by the wonderful love of God, and I love it.  I never stop trying to learn I just can’t get enough of the Lord or the breathern. I hope you feel the same way. I think we are very weak as warriors Jesus said, “I give you power over all the power of the enemy.” So why then is there more living in the dark side of the world than they that are walking in the light where the real marines for the Lord here. We are not waging war as we should against the one we have power over.

All it takes to be a great warrior for the Lord according to James is submit yourself to God, and resist the devil, and he will flee from you. I have learned that you can’t totally submit to God unless you have proven Him, and learn to trust him, and you can’t do that until you are rooted, and grounded in His word, and you cannot make use of the sword of the spirit unless you are full of the spirit. Jesus said my word is spirit, and it is life. This is a simple formula, but I find that most of the Church make a very poor warrior.

I have been watching what has been going on in Syria over the last six or seven years. It seems like the world just watches as it deteriorates to nothing, our last administration drew a line in the sand and did nothing as we watched as they just seem to paint over the line. At one time I watched as five countries were bombing Syria at one time. I think about every country that has a bomb has dropped it on Syria. 500,000 have been killed 5 to 6 million has run for their lives or have been driven out their country 2.6 million children are living in refugee camps the country where the first Gentile church was birth is now owned and operates by Islam under the authority of Mahomet I remember the words of the Lord Jesus when He said “The devil comes only to kill, still, and to destroy. Please remember he doesn’t do anything else. Here is why I think we can apply this to Syria

  • The first Christian Church was born in Antioch Syria
  • There is an Antioch Turkey, but the Church came out of Syria
  • The disciples were first called Christian in Antioch Syria
  • The Apostle Paul Was called by the Master on the Damascus Road in Syria
  • The  Apostle Paul was Baptist with the Holy Ghost with the laying on of the hands of Ananias in Damascus Syria
  • The Apostle Paul worked  throughout  all Syria from the Antioch Church
  • Apostles and prophets were sent from the Church in Jerusalem to help establish the Church in Antioch
  • No one knows where to find the Church of Antioch today.
  • Matthews 4:24 Speaking of  Jesus, “And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatic, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them”

If there are any Christians left they are hiding and suffering much. I can’t see the hand of God destroying what He set in order, His Church.

Here again, I’m only trying to remind you that if you are a Christian, you should be a soldier for the Lord, we are the only Army God has. The devil is always on the battlefield. From my own experience, he knows every move you make. To me, it seems like he just hates our sons and daughters. Please remember if you know who you are in the Lord, he will know that, if you use your authority he will back off. The devil doesn’t fight he deceives when he knows that you have his number he becomes powerless, and he will be gong. When you are giving him the boot don’t forget to tell him how much you love Jesus.

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