Do You Obey the Word or the World? 

“For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.” – Ephesians 6:12

As we end the week, we must address the conflict between the Word of God and the world. There is great pressure, especially on pastors who are supposed to deliver a pure Word from God each week, to tolerate the demonic forces behind the pervasive perversion. In my book New Days, Old Demons, I explain how people live and die, but the demons remain the same. In the Old Testament, Baal was considered the senior, mainly male, demon, the archenemy of God, worshiped for wealth, power, success, and status, and is mentioned over one hundred times as this demon was a constant problem. To worship Baal and his female partner-in-crime Asherah, sex cults arose that erased any of the God-given sexual boundaries in Scripture and promoted gender confusion, sexual sin of every sort, and tolerance and pride of these things in the greater culture. These powerful sexual demons were a problem throughout the Old Testament and especially prominent in the days of Judges when, as the closing line of the book reports after surveying 300 years of apostasy that sounds just like liberal mainline Protestant denominations that are abominations, “Everyone did what was right in his own eyes.” (Judges 21:25)

These same demons are powerfully at work in our culture, seducing God’s people into evil and sin, just as they always have. The rise in everything from worship of the environment as our sacred goddess Mother; greed that worships the demon Mamon in everything from crime to skyrocketing debt; murder of the innocents starting with the unborn; and the mainstream acceptance of pornography, polygamy, fornication, adultery, homosexuality, transgenderism, and every other sexual deviancy is all the work of Baal and Asherah waging spiritual warfare that manifests in our physical world. 

Demons are not engendered because they do not have a physical body. Demons, however, can appear as male or female. Throughout the Bible, while we never see angels involved in human sexuality, we often see demons involved in human sexuality, particularly with Baal and Asherah. Since demons do not have a physical body, they are transgender. Because they can appear as male or female, they operate on an ever-sliding gender spectrum. While God made us male and female in His image, demons want to remake us in their image and likeness – transgender, living on a gender spectrum, and having perverted sex lives. 

If you’re a man, God made you a man. He didn’t make a mistake by making you a man. The answer is not to be less of a man but to be more of a man like Jesus. The whole reason our culture does not understand what a man is supposed to look like is because they do not look to Jesus Christ. 

Do you agree that the Bible should be the dividing line between the Church and the world? If not, why? 

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