The Prophetic Messenger

A Newsletter From Mysteries From The Word Of God Ministries
November/December 2012 - Volume 14/Issue 6

Are You Part Of God’s Army? - Part I

3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: 4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) 5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; II Corinthians 10:3-5

In this issue of The Prophetic Messenger, we will start a message titled “Are You Part Of God’s Army?”

1. We Must Know Our Enemy

We are in a war. The Christians are in God’s army fighting against the devil and his army. But sadly many who profess Christianity have no idea that we are in a battle or know who we are fighting against. The apostle Paul talked about this very thing in II Corinthians 2:11 which says “Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.” Also, in Ephesians 6:12 it says “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” The apostle Paul did not want us to be ignorant of satan’s devices and the spiritual battle that we are in today.

a) Satan and his many names
The Bible shows us many names of satan and we will share some of them with you in this newsletter.

Lucifer. Isaiah 14:12-14 says “12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: 14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.”

Devil. I Peter 5:8 says “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:”

Serpent. Revelation 12:9 says “And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.”

Prince of the power of the air. Ephesians 2:2 says “Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:”

Great Red Dragon. Revelation 12:3-4 says “3 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. 4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.”

b) Satan drew a third of the angels out of heaven
In Revelation 12, God’s Word shows us that satan drew a third of the angels out of heaven. In Revelation 12:3-4 it says “3 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. 4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.” We see in this passage that in verse 3 satan is called “a great red dragon” and that in verse 4 satan’s “ tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven.” The stars are angels described in Revelation 1:20 which says “The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.”

Coming Up In The Next Issue

Are You Part Of God’s Army?- Part II. Read this article in the next issue of The Prophetic Messenger.

Memory Verses

As Christians if we want to live in victory and if we want to be able to share the Word Of God with others we must know the Word of God ourselves. Let's see what the Bible says about this. "Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee." Psalm 119:11. "If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you." John 15:7. "Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed." John 8:31. We encourage you to put the following scriptures in your heart: II Corinthians 5:8, Job 2:7, Proverbs 17:27, John 6:63, Deuteronomy 32:13, Job 31:1, John 14:21, Psalm 103:7, I Corinthians 6:10, Philippians 4:4. Use only the Old King James version of the Holy Bible. (If you have any questions about this please see the book New Age Bible Versions, by G.A. Riplinger ©1993, ISBN 0-9635845-0-2.)

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