Evil spirits tremble at One God
James 2:9 -
Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.
To understand today's message more accurately we need to expand the message.
James 2:9 - Thou believest [commit to] that there is one God; thou doest [bring fourth] well [good]: the devils also believe [commit to], and tremble [stiffen in horror].
In the start I used to believe this scripture was about the evil spirits knowing there is God and thus have fear.
First thing the word used for evil spirits is 'daimonion' which means a divine power lesser than God but greater than man. You need to know these evil spirits are no fools they know many things which we do not today since they were Angels having authority in God once upon a time. Talking of them knowing there is God is like me telling you 'you exist'. Such a matter does not frighten anyone.
The scripture has great depth to its understanding since James the brother of Jesus was a Teacher by calling and spoke many deep things in simple words.
The word God here refers to the Godhead not to an individual of the three. The grammar TVM (Tone, Voice and Mood) of the word 'there is', is Present 5774, Not Stated 5799, Indicative 5791. Like I stated in my previous mails the TVM gives a great aspect of the instruction / background in body, mind/soul and spirit. The interesting factor here is the Mood or spirit part shows as 'will occur'. Saying they will come together.
We know God is inseparable so what is this factor of them coming together and which is this so shocking to the evil spirits?
To understand this we need to understand the Godhead. People get so confused with understanding 3 in 1 where the Father is the Head of the Body and the Son and Spirit are part of the Body of the Godhead. How will they digest that the Son Himself is Head of His own Body and His Body consist of the Angels and other Heavenly beings. It is this reason when an Angel appeared it is written the Lord appeared. God the Holy Spirit too is also a multi dimension Being, it is written about Him being 7 Spirits yet 1.
It is the factor of the Son which causes tremendous fear to the evil spirits. The evil spirits or fallen angels were part of the Son before they revolted against the Light of God and thus were thrown down from the (upper) Heavens (in other words demoted). When man was created even though man was made weaker than them, they knew God had plans to promote man. In spirit man is same as the Angels but being put in the flesh was made weaker / lower than an Angel. It is this weak man who is being refined and given authority to be an Angel after Judgment day. The Body or Temple of the Son was damaged when the fallen angels revolted will be made new when man will be part of this Body. It is this Truth that causes immense fear in them for they know that day would be disaster for them and they would be dealt in a way unimaginable.
Yesterday I had gone out of Mumbai to a place near Pune and happened to pick a newspaper of Pune. I read in it about the leaders of a church having headquarters in abroad has sent they heads there for an interfaith interaction.
We read in today's scripture how the Truth causes immense fear to the evil spirits, but we have man who is even worse than the evil spirit, he does not fear to manipulate the Truth. He does not fear proclaiming all gods are one. He does not fear to manipulate and distort the Word to bring forth his evil agenda.
Before this church kept the Word away from the people but when the Rider on the White Horse came, the Word was given unto the people. Today when we have the Word with us they are trying to distort it so that man gives it up. They do not realize within these thousand years the Rider is going to conquer and His army is going to come in power. They do not fear the things which are written about them which God is going to do with them, even though He showed it with King Nebuchadnezzar.
Babylon had favour with God when His people did not listen to Him. But when the King made a golden idol of him and made people to worship it, the wrath of God fell on him.
No doubt the leader(s) of this church has officially proclaimed himself god on earth, King of Kings, Jesus Christ in the flesh and many other things unimaginable. Today they are doing what the people did when they build the Tower of Babylon, when they bought all the gods under one roof to challenge the True God.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, we read in today's message how the Truth causes the powerful evil spirits to shiver in fear but we see evil man does not blink an eyelid but dares to distort the Truth think he would get away from the punishment set forth for him. Lord, the sacrifice of your saints cry out to You, we too lift our voices up to You let your wrath fall on this Babylon like it did on the Tower of Babylon and on King Nebuchadnezzar. Let your little one trapped in Babylon be freed from the deceit and come into your Light...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
1 And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.
2 And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.
3 And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them throughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for morter.
4 And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.
5 And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.
6 And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.
7 Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.
8 So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.
9 Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.
11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.
17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
18 As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.
19 And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.
20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;
21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.
22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:
23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.
24 Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.
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