The whole world lies under the influence of the evil one. – 1 John 5:19
Those of us who were born in the 1950’s or before have witnessed massive social and technical changes during our lives – some for the better, but also for the worse. Mankind has made many amazing advances in medicine and technology over the last 6 decades, but at the same time rebellion, selfishness and behaviour that was previously considered immoral and disgusting has taken over our nations. At first the change was gradual, but over the years the change became faster and more extreme, until we arrived at the God-less and immoral state that much of the World is in today, where many people call that which was once considered evil, good, and that which was considered good is now called evil. It is getting worse by the week, if not by the day. So what has happened to bring this negative change about?
As I have written in my articles over the last two weeks, whether we realise it or not, our lives are manipulated and controlled by the two spiritual realms. The creator of everything and everyone who exists, the God of Israel gave us His Word, the prophets, and ultimately His Son Yeshua, to help us live the way He designed us to live. However from the time of Genesis chapter 3, when the snake slithered into the Garden of Eden and convinced Adam and Eve to eat of the ‘forbidden fruit’, the devil has inspired rebellion against the ways of the Creator. I was taught that satan was the angel in charge of worship before he rebelled and therefore he is very aware of the power of music. As the western world passed through the era of the two world wars, the influence of a prospering United States and into the 1960’s, the popular music was changing. The Greek philosopher Plato wrote “when the music changes, society changes with it.” Remember that the ‘Pied Piper’s’ music led the children away, and that is what has happened to the generations since the 1960’s.
As I have written previously, location – shape – size – aroma – colour – sound all have an effect on their surroundings and on the people. As the 60’s began four lads from Liverpool started a group called “The Beatles”. The sound of their music was infectious and affected young girls in a way never seen before. Other British groups followed the lead of the Beatles, and very soon the social scene in the UK and other Western nations began to change. Most of the music in the early 1960’s was harmless songs about love, but the power and the influence of the music was increasing. Then in 1967 the music changed – the Beatles went to India and got into Hinduism. Then American folk legend Bob Dylan introduced the Beatles to mind altering drugs, the music became electronic… and the real change began. The evolving music combined with rebellious and sexually suggestive lyrics have increasingly corrupted the following generations, to the point that most of the Western world is now serving Satan instead of YHVH.
At the same time, many of the musical, television and movie personalities who have won our hearts were homosexuals. The devil used these entertainers to deceived the world into accepting their deviant sexual behaviour as normal. According to most of the world today the human race consists of males, females and every deviation that is out there. The Bible says that YHVH only created Adam and Eve, and YHVH calls everything else an abomination. The whole gay agenda, which has overtaken decent normality in most of the world, is simply a rebellion against the righteous ways of the creator.
I have also seen that over the last 30 years, satan has lowered the age group that he targets. In the late 60’s – 80’s he targeted the late teenagers and over with sex, drugs and rock’n roll. In the 80’s to the end of the 90’s he targeted school age and above with Harry Potter and other occultic films, books and games. Now he is targeting toddlers to pre-schoolers.
Parents and grandparents – check out the programs on the television that are being broadcast while the older children are at school – they are full of witchcraft, violence and other things that are influencing the lives of the little innocent ones. Is there any hope? Yes, there is ONE hope!
As I wrote 2 weeks ago, we all live under the influence of the spiritual powers above us, and we live with the influence of the natural world all around us, especially the education and entertainment we are exposed to. These influences, visable and invisable are very strong and have the potential to change the way we think and the way we live. It is a war that emanates from the spiritual realm. However, there is another side to the spiritual realm – the Kingdom of YHVH. We must never forget that GOD is sovereign and that GREATER is He who is in us, than he who is in the world. (1 John 4:4)
Sadly much of the Body of Messiah does not act as if they really believe that verse, and the most of the Church has been sleeping or watching quietly from the sideline, as the world races headlong in to the abyss. I found this quote from Duncan Campbell (1898 – 1972) who was a Scottish preacher and Revivalist, best known for being a leader in the Lewis Awakening or Hebrides Revival, … “There is a growing conviction everywhere, and especially among thoughtful people, that unless revival comes, other forces will take the field, that will sink us still deeper into the mire of humanism and materialism.” True Holy Spirit Revival has not yet come and it is sorely needed in the world today, as never before. Looking backwards we can see that the further nations get from the Word of God (the Torah) the more they sink into the mire.
The Body of Yeshua must wake up to the reality of the world around us, natural and spiritual, and rise up to be the ARMY of GOD that He has called us to be, risking all to save as many as we can from the wages of living a Godless and sinful life.
I have no idea why me, but I am sensing that the Holy Spirit is moving me to bring the attention of as many Believers as possible to the things that He has shown me over the last 3 weeks. As we drove around Wales and England, we began to see things that we have not been spiritually aware of and we had one very amazing supernatural experience. I would value any feedback or comments you feel to share in respect of this and the last two articles: The weapons of our warfare and Between the Heavens and the Earth.
This article originally appeared on Out of Zion Ministries, March 3, 2017, and reposted with permission.