Mar 30, 2019
Our study in Jude has been a bit unusual, not so much in the content itself but in an underlying purpose.
God has been using it to stir up the various spiritual powers described in my commentary in order to bring them into the divine court for judgment. For instance, when I wrote about “the way of Cain,” we were empowered to deal with a number of spirits motivating the war against the saints. When I wrote about the error of Balaam, we were empowered to deal with spirits about false prophets. The rebellion of Korah weblog brought out a host of other spirits.
Yesterday’s weblog about the “love feasts” in Jude 12 and how the Gnostics had turned the grace of God into licentiousness (Jude 4) brought out spirits of counterfeit love. My comments that applied Jude 12 to the political situation uncovered a situation where the Deep State had attempted to use a sorcerer to conjure up a demonic army ruled by a “king” to try to extend the life and power of the two beasts in Revelation 13.
It appears to me that the religious beast from the sea (Atargatis, the Mermaid) and the financial beast from the earth (Federal Reserve Bank) are ready to be overthrown now, and this is causing some panic in the Deep State. They are resorting to desperate measures using the dark side to try to retain power in the world.
(By the way, I wrote about Atargatis in my fourth historical novel, The Power of the Flame.)
Their attempts, however, have been exposed and destroyed. Sharon had a dream where one demonic entity appeared in the divine court to lodge a complaint that we had destroyed a king and his army. We had to answer the complaint, of course, so that they would not win by default. That was simple enough, since we were led by the Spirit in all of our battles, and in the end they were the ones in non-compliance with the court order.
We have been quite busy lately in dealing with spiritual matters. But this commentary on Jude appears to be something that God is using to give the enemy a warning and an opportunity to repent, as instructed in the laws of spiritual warfare (Deuteronomy 20:10). There is a lot of work to be done in this regard, so we are fortunate to have a growing number of experienced men and women who are able to engage in spiritual warfare on this level.
Anyway, keep us in prayer that we may be guided by the Spirit, that we would hear clearly, and that we and those around us would be protected from counter-offensives.