The Devil Religionists' Fight...Is the Devil Defeated.
Religionists act like they believe this image depicts the devil out side of them and Jesus inside of them due to the wearing of religious spectacles.
Jesus liberated us...we the liberated should not be fighting a war that is already won...we should be walking in VICTORY...not going around fighting a already defeated foe. We are already TRIUMPHANT! If the devil can tie us up in in fighting him making us believe if was not completely defeated, he keeps us from fulfilling the purpose of God in the Community of Humanity and the demeans the accomplishment of Jesus on the cross.
Religionists, because they do not understand spiritual warfare, think that the devil is the problem. The devil is not your problem...you are a problem to the devil! We have been so blinded by some of the religious teaching we have received we fail to see the depth of deception we are in. Our biggest problem is our mind. The carnal nature and carnal thinking is our problem.
I realize this is not a traditional concept of the devil, but he is not your problem. The only power that the devil has over you is feeding of your un-renewed mind and your carnal flesh. Once your mind begins to be renewed in the things of God, and transformation begins to renew your mind, you will know that the devil is not the problem. Religionists down through the centuries have blamed their problems on the devil outside of them, instead of taking responsibility for acting on the Adamic nature within them that the devil feeds on.
We all have gone through some terrible times in the past, thinking it was the devil trying to destroy us. There is a law of sowing and reaping but it has nothing to do with sowing a "money seed" or the devil fighting you. "If you sow to the flesh, you will of the flesh reap corruption" (Gal. 6:8). The best soil for flesh sowing in to reap a bountiful harvest is the "SOIL of RELIGION!
If we are always fighting the devil we know not the Christ within us and we are definitely not allowing HIM to LIVE HIS LIFE through us. His life is the life that defeated the devil and the devil knows it...to bad the religionists don't know it!
Jesus said, "Narrow is the way that leads to life" (Matt. 7:14). I used to think that meant that narrow is the way to go to heaven and few there be that find it. That is the traditional concept. However the narrow way that leads to life is referring to God’s grace life in the here-and-now, not in the great-beyond. Jesus said, "I am come that you might have life" (John 10:10). The life that He refers to here is the life of the Spirit, the abundant life of the Spirit of God flowing in us and out through us by our walking in His statutes. "And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them" (Ezek. 36:27). Does that sound like God's judgements are sending people to hell to suffer for eternity? God desires us to walk in His judgements...not be afraid of them.
God's judgment is to get you to turn to Him, and then from His Spirit within you, you will find the strength to live for Him. When you learn to turn to Him instead of trying to get your natural carnal life to live godly, His Spirit begins to operate in you and enables the Spirit to infiltrate all the areas of your life that need transformation. "If you through the spirit put to death the deeds of the body you shall live" (Rom. 8:13).
So we proclaim liberty (the fact that the devil is defeated) to the captives and the opening of the prison to them that are (religiously) bound. (Isaiah 61:1) (Brackets mine)
The captives are the people bound by religion. The liberated are those freed from the bondage of religion. Which side of the religious prison doors are you on? Are you a liberator, yearning to set others free or are you still in religious bondage, satisfied with your denominated deceptions...and...longing to be set free? Friend Jesus has already set you free but the religious deception you are in keeps you from seeing the open doors in front of you.
Therefore my people (God speaking) are gone into captivity because they have no (true spiritual) knowledge (religion knowledge is void of experiential and revelation understanding); and their honorable men (religious leaders) are famished, and (with nothing to give) their multitude dried up with (spiritual) thirst. (Isaiah 5:13) (Brackets mine)
To break free each believer must be equipped with the knowledge (understanding and revelation) of the finished work of Christ on the cross and live Grace's enablement and empowerment of Grace in order for the Truth to set them free to wholly follow the Lord and not the way of religion. With Grace comes liberty and the ability to move through open doors to the religious prison to enjoy a life of liberty focusing on the Grace Freedom of Christ death and resurrection.
Once you are free you long for others to be set free, because you know the key for seeing that the religious prison doors are open is understanding the Grace and Love of God! Grace is present...condemnation is absent so escape from the religious bondage that is keeping people in deception.
The tragedy is the religionist do not realize they are in religious prison restrained by religious tradition and wrong doctrine rendering their minds unteachable! Their total spiritual vision is four walls of their denominational box! They fail to understand that they are on the broad road that leads to spiritual destruction
Grace and Love has opened the religious prison doors, all you need to do is walk out!