The Field of Battle

Eph. 6:12 “Because our struggle is not against blood and flesh, but against the principalities, against the authorities, against the world rulers of this darkness; against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenlies.  For this cause, take up the complete armor of God that you may receive power to withstand the evil day…”

To the unenlightened, the “battle for America” appears to be on the plane of this visible dimension of appearances we call time.  This is because the unenlightened ones, and/or those who see “in part”, do not realize that this dimension of visible things is actually that sphere of God we call response to initiation – the “earth” of “in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth”– and therefore, being a responsive entity/sphere; ie, female, is a realm of REACTION to the other sphere which INITIATES, which is “heavens”; ie, the higher unseen sphere/realm.

Rev.12:7 “And there came to be WAR IN HEAVEN…”

The war in heaven becomes manifested visually as war on earth between those enities representing what we call good and evil.  The warfare is initiated by goodness in the heavenlies (unseen) against evil entities (also unseen) which becomes manifested in the visible dimension through human action in individuals and groups/factions.

The initiation is a drawing power similar to gravity which acts within those called to godliness/righteousness.  This drawing power, causes a responsive resistant/opposing reaction, which we know as the “power” of evil, in the surrounding evil representatives, causing them to have an envious accusatory character toward the good; ie, those being drawn further into righteousness by the unseen, gravity like drawing power. 

The drawing power to righteousness is not unto “christianity” or leading people to become christians.  That discription is no more because it comes with too much historical baggage and many of those who carry that name are not true representatives of righteous conduct. We have covered this extensively in previous posts. Christianity is a name which God has not given.

So when we see the seeming increase and spreading abroad of evil throughout the land, what we are actually seeing is the evil resistant response to the “war for righteousness/drawing to righteousness” in the heavenlies, manifested in the visible realm in those individuals being drawn to righteousness.  Increase of evil is the response to the increase of righteousness in the earth.

In the individual, the effect of the drawing to righteousness occurs in the mind with a new way of thinking or a new world view/way of looking at things.  This is a becoming heavenly minded, symbolically spoken of in Rev. 3 as the city of New Jerusalem which”comes down out of heaven from God”., v12.  Cities in the Bible are symbolic of the mind.

As the field of battle is actually in the heavenlies/unseen dimension, the individual must understand “how to make war” in that realm/sphere of initiation, thereby placing himself in cooperation with the initiatory power not with the responding power.  He must become heavenly minded in order to be any earthly good, for only those who have such a mind, are.  Everyone else is shadow boxing at what they know not and are actually hindering the “fight for good”, not helping it.

When I used the word “earth” above, I am not referring to the ball of dirt we live on, but a sphere of influence, the power behind which is the adversary, the god of this world system.  He is an attention getting whore.  He just loooooves attention, because to him it is worship, whether negative or positive.  The more attention he gets, the more power he has.  The way to defeat the adversary’s wiles is to ignore him.

In previous posts we’ve discussed in some detail how the adversary works in this present curruptocracy/culture/legal system that we live in and all of his mouthpieces/ spokespersons/useful idiots/stooges he uses to control his worldwide conspiracy,using various readily identifiable groups/factions/individuals in government/culture, etc.  He is continually mouthing off/acting through all these people.  He operates through human instruments just like God does. 

The correct method of warfare against him is by STANDING (Eph.6:14).  Yes,I know the Bible says, “resist the devil and he will flee from you”. However, this does not mean rebuking him and/or casting him out, or commanding him to flee from you, as he has legal right in this realm to operate.  The “earth” that is his stomping ground is THE EMOTIONS.  This is the unseen realm in which he operates.  To become heavenly minded is to gain control over the emotions by refusing to be emotionally moved by what the adversary stirs up in the world system.  This is the condition of standing, which is the scriptural fulfillment of “resisting the devil”.

The adversary’s job is to “poke and prod” the emotions, to get them stirred up, so the individual will react out of them and not out of true knowledge/understanding of what is REALLY going on in the surrounding circumstances.  When you allow yourself to respond to his pokes and prods by reacting to all the seeing and hearing of all the wickedness, you are doing what he wants you to do, so that you will become discouraged and lose whatever faith you have left.  This was Lot’s problem.

2Pet.2:7-8 “And righteous Lot when getting worn out by the behavior of them who were impious in wantonness, God rescued, for in SEEING AND HEARING, since he dwelt right among them, as a righteous man he used to TORMENT HIS SOUL DAY BY DAY with their lawless deeds”.

Matt.24:12 “And because of lawlessness being brought to the full, the love of the many will grow cold”.

This is what happens when one is emotionally (earthly) ruled.  One gets worn out and discouraged and gives up.  When you learn to war correctly, you will bypass the emotions and your warfare will be according to knowledge and understanding of what is REALLY going on behind the scenes, and hence, will allow God to operate in wrath, to take vengence on His adversaries.  This then will be the fulment in your own life of the passage in Rev. 19:11-15.

“And I saw heaven set open, and Lo! A white horse, and He that was sitting thereon called Faithful and True; and in Righteousness does He judge and make war”……v14 “And the armies which were in heaven (those righteous heavenly minded ones)were following Him (making war according to His instructions) upon white horses, clothed with fine linen, white and pure(being righteous as He is righteous); and out of His mouth is going forth a sharp sword, that therewith He may smite the nations, and He shall shepherd them with a sceptre of iron, and He treads the wine-press of the wrath of the anger of God the Almighty.”

When the individual gets emotional over the world situation and he expresses himself out of that emotional reaction, he is acting out of the adversary’s character, which is anger/hatred and is warring against him and his minions with his methods; ie, satan is trying to cast out satan.  When you do this you are a hindrance to God, in that you are hindering His wrath from operating against those you are so worried about. 

By emotionally reacting you are trying to take vengence yourself.  Rom.12:19 “Not avenging yourselves beloved, but GIVE PLACE unto wrath (get out of the way and let God show His wrath).  For it is written, Mine is avenging (ie, anger is My job), I will recompence, says the Lord.”

Standing is ignoring all the adversary’s emotional pokes/prods which are activated by seeing and hearing.  The key is knowledge and understanding what is actually going on in the spirit world regarding initiation/response to initiation/ heavens and earth.  When you KNOW, you are 3/4 of the way to overcoming.  When you see and hear the bs, because you now KNOW, you can acknowledge that, yes, it’s just the usual bs, and stand, by ignoring and refusing to be emotionally stirred up by said bs.

The emotions, being feminine, like to “hug and cry”, and have a “need to know”.   To emotions, safety issues are very important, but knowledge triumph’s over them.  Knowlege and understanding reassure emotions that “everything is going to be ok, for all is working according to the Lord’s plans”.

Knowledge and understanding is the male’s job.  The male, because it is given to him to know and understand spiritual matters, is then responsible to explain to the female what he knows and understands, so she may then live in peace and dwell in safety without fear of harm or misfortune…

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73+ year old male living in an ideal location at an intersection of planes, trains and automobiles. Retired military.
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6 Responses to The Field of Battle

  1. Arthur Andersen says:

    he has legal right in this realm to operate. … By emotionally reacting you are trying to take vengence yourself.

    So much good stuff in this essay.

    Rom.12:19 “Not avenging yourselves beloved, but GIVE PLACE unto wrath (get out of the way and let God show His wrath). For it is written, Mine is avenging (ie, anger is My job), I will recompence, says the Lord.”

    Psalm 58:10

    The emotions, being feminine, like to “hug and cry”, and have a “need to know”. To emotions, safety issues are very important, but knowledge triumph’s over them.

    Good point.

    Increase of evil is the response to the increase of righteousness in the earth. … thereby placing himself in cooperation with the initiatory power not with the responding power. He must become heavenly minded in order to be any earthly good, for only those who have such a mind, are. Everyone else is shadow boxing at what they know not and are actually hindering the “fight for good”, not helping it.

    2 Thess 2:2-4

  2. Bruce says:

    A verse consistent with your message is this one. Pardon the Hebrew source, but we are talking Old Testament here.
    http://www.hebrew4christians.com/Meditations/Be_Still/be_still.html
    Our ego or willfullness tells us that we must take the initiative and do something and that it is unmanly to just “be still”, this is especially a problem in our culture of instant gratification.

    • Brandon says:

      Yes. Only a real man can be still. It takes guts to shut off the cacophony of the culture and especially the voices of close friends and relations and not let them move you.

  3. Bruce says:

    Martin Luther was fond of saying “let God be God”. I guess no one else is qualified but we all want to run the universe according our own plans.

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