“My kingdom is not of this world.” – Jesus
” For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. – Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.” – Ephesians 6:12-13 ESV
We are living in spiritually dark times in America. Political divisions are causing great anxiety in our country. Many in the evangelical community have lost sight of the spiritual nature of this battle. All forms of media have been weaponized and used to divide our nation.
The political civil war that we are in is the fruit of cultural chaos. We cannot blame the Russians, the Chinese, or Middle Eastern countries that hate us – we are our biggest enemy.
We have allowed spiritual darkness into our Churches and our culture. There is very little difference in the lifestyle choices of those who claim to follow Jesus and those who do not.
The fact is we live in a materialistic culture that understands very little about supernatural cosmic beings. And the consequences of opening spiritual doors through rebellion to the revealed Word of God.
We have given dark powers greater access to the very soul of our nation.
Much of our cultural and political chaos is the consequence of an anti-supernatural worldview in the American church. Our focus has been more on the political landscape than what is going on in the spiritual realm.
Both nationalism and marxism are antithetical to the Kingdom of God.
Cosmic Powers are behind the chaotic political decisions made by world leaders. The Kingdom of God – is not of this world.
Our real enemies are spiritual forces, not political parties.
A return to prayer is desperately needed. We must follow Jesus’ example of blessing and serving those who hate us. I am not saying that Christians should not be involved in politics. But that we need to understand the powers behind political ideologies on the right and the left. As followers of Jesus, we must come to terms with what the Apostle Paul said, “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood..”