By  Dave Daubenmire

Note: This was originally published August 25 2011…13 years ago.

The battle that is going on in America is not a political battle, it is Spiritual. Those who do not recognize this are doomed to frustration. If you are one of those who believe that America will be rescued by changing the occupant of the White House, or by the election of members of the Republican Party, that America will somehow be rescued if we can get some “conservative” judges appointed, or a return to our Constitution, I assure you that your efforts will be in vain.

The battle has been, and will remain, between God and Satan. It is a battle of good versus evil, light verses darkness, right verses wrong, the Truth against lies. Seeing it as something other than that will lead you to a lot of wasted energy.

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

Oh, there is a battle going on, for sure, but it is a battle being fought out in “high places” …a spiritual battle in a spiritual world. Spiritual forces control the natural (material) world. This is clearly taught in the Holy Scriptures. Unfortunately, it is no longer taught in our churches, or to the next generation.

Spiritual warfare” is what most charismatic churches call it, and they are correct. But like so many other things in our churches, we have turned the focus of this battle into a personal fight…a fight between Satan and your finances…Satan and your health…Satan and your children. But it is so much bigger than that. It is the clashing of two Spiritual Kingdoms being played out in our earthly world.

This may come as a shock to you, but there are Spiritual forces, evil ones, at work in the world. They are subtle because Satan was more subtle than any beast of the field. The Devil does not show up wearing a red suit, carrying a pitchfork, and displaying horns. He comes as an “angel of light.” He is the master deceiver. He makes bad things look palatable. Hope and change anyone?

Satan is called the “prince of this world,” the “prince of the power of the air,” the “ruler of darkness,” the “ruler of demons.” Satan is real, and he is battling for control of this natural world.

But he is condemned to ultimate failure. “For this purpose, the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.” Jesus destroyed Satan’s dominion at the Cross. “It is finished” Jesus proclaimed as He breathed His final breath.

What was finished? The death of Jesus on the cross fulfilled His purpose that Jesus might “destroy the works of the devil.” It is finished…. the work of the Devil forever under His feet.

But what are the works of the Devil? Sin. Jesus destroyed the power of sin. Jesus ushered in His new Kingdom…not an earthly kingdom, but a Spiritual Kingdom where we now have the power to trod “over all the power of the enemy.” Satan no longer controls the earth; he was defeated at the cross. Too bad most church goers no longer believe this.

The battle continues today. Satan and his Kingdom were dealt a death blow at Calvary. The victory of the Kingdom of Light over the Kingdom of darkness…but God’s clock has not yet run out. Victory is certain, but a coming battle must be fought.

But it is not a physical war. It is a spiritual war, fought in a Spiritual Kingdom, where the Kingdom of Light has already destroyed the Kingdom of Darkness. Satan no longer rules the earth although he is still fighting (wrestling) for control. You must admire his tenacity. He fights even when he knows he will lose. Today’s church-goers won’t fight even when we are guaranteed we will win!

So here is how it plays out. Satan hates Jesus and all things associated with Him. Even though he knows he is defeated he will continue to fight to destroy all things associated with the Lord. He will not go down without a fight. This world is doomed, the Scriptures tell us that, and a “new heaven and a new earth” is being prepared. But until that day, the battle will rage for control of this people-planet.

Many are deceived. That is Satan’s master weapon. Jesus told us that “you shall know the Truth and the Truth will make you free.” It is the Truth that the Devil is attacking. If he can keep you from Truth, he can keep you in bondage. Satan doesn’t care if you HEAR Truth, he only cares if you know and obey Truth. Truth only sets you free if you KNOW it and act upon it. Jesus is the Truth. Satan’s goal is to keep you from knowing the Truth.

The Devil is subtle; he mixes a few lies in with the Truth. “Did God really say? His goal is to move us away from ABSOLUTE TRUTH to RELATIVE TRUTH…A little leaven ruins the whole lump.

So, the enemy attacks in a variety of ways. He has infiltrated all areas of our lives…not just our individual lives, but the culture…our way of life…he uses the culture to steal souls. If only many could open their eyes and see that Satan’s schemes are not political, but that he uses politics to advance his cause and advance his hatred of Christ.

Have you ever taken the time to think it through? If you did, you would clearly see that all of Satan’s political forces are geared for the destruction of Christ and His Kingdom.

Communism hates Jesus. Islam hates Jesus. Feminism is antithetical to Christianity. Abortion and homosexuality both want to destroy those “created in the image of God.” Humanism wants to dethrone God. Liberalism wants to water-down the Gospel of Christ. Secular Judaism hates the mention of His name. Hollywood hates Jesus. The legal system denies the Lord’s authority. Our educational system is anti-Christ. Our monetary system is against the Lord’s call for “just weights and measures.” Usury is a sin. Ecumenicalism denies the Lordship of Jesus. The medical system, government healthcare, government officials, all government agencies deny His authority

Are you blind? Can’t you see it? The enemies of Christ are all unified in the hatred of Him? They are all on the same team, fighting the same cause…the destruction of Jesus….TRUTH.

And what is the response of God’s team? Mostly silence for fear of offending; voting into power liars and thieves; praying the “conservative judges” will fight for what Church Pastors will not, inviting Islam into God’s house, loving God’s enemies, supporting politicians and their murderous, never-ending wars, failure to point out the true Christ-haters and their diabolical agendas, filling backpacks with pencils and papers as they support the destruction of the moral values of God’s children in Godless American school rooms, encouraging their sheep to blindly obey anti-Christ government and government “laws”, clinging to their 501C3 status and God-less government relationship, bowing God’s knee to Government rule. Christ’s church has eaten the forbidden fruit.

A wise man once told me that “Jesus divides His friends, and unites His enemies.” The enemies of God are relentless, and committed. The children of God are divided, confused, and slothful. Some Methodists I know would rather be friends with the atheists than they would with the “fundamentalists” Christians.

It does not take a majority to prevail… but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.” -Sam Adams

Damn the torpedoes. Stand up and speak up inside your churches. Let’s reclaim God’s house before we worry about the White House. The battle is raging over Truth. We need to set some brushfires in our churches. It is time to make your Pastor run and hide when he sees you coming

The battle is not right or left but rather between right and wrong.

And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel” -Genesis 3:15

He that has ears to hear, let him hear.” If you cannot see with the eyes of the Spirit, and you cannot hear with the ears of the Spirit, most of what I write will not make sense to you. My prayer is that your eyes would be open to the Truth.