Ferguson: It’s Not About Flesh And Blood

Sadly, the step father of Michael Brown incited the riots that we’ve seen on TV.

Used as a mouth piece of the devil, what we’ve seen portrayed on TV was demonically inspired.

“Burn this (expletive) down,” came straight from the pit of hell (gut of the devil).

There has been a lot of statements about what is taking place in Ferguson. On FB, a statement from a football player that was exacerbated about what took place went viral. The statements that he made were right on target. The last statement he made summed up the situation. That it is not about skin but sin, for which the answer to sin has always been about what the Lord Jesus came to the earth for in the first place.

Jesus came to die for our sins. Only Jesus can free us indeed (see John 8:31-36).

But behind what we could see in the natural is demonic forces that work in the lives of unbelievers called, children of disobedience, children of wrath, and children of the devil.

Paul, by the Holy Spirit, gives us this insight from Ephesians 6:10-13.

“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness 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.”

Whether you believe the Bible or not, it’s not up to debate.

Either you are evil, or by God, through His Son, you are the righteousness of God.

You cannot be both.

Evil comes from the devil.

Death came from the devil.

Law came from God.

Justice comes from God.

Therefore, good comes from God.

There is nothing good in the devil because there is no truth in the devil.

Jesus gives us these words revealing the characteristics of the devil.

John 8:44 says, “You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.”

Jesus spoke to the dead spiritual leadership and told them that they were of their spiritual father, the devil.

Number 1. The devil is a murderer from the beginning.”

The devil murdered Adam and Eve. The nature of satan is threefold.

Number 2. Jesus said this in John 10:10.

“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy.”

 a. steal. b. kill. c. destroy.

The riots that you’ve observed is all of the above.

Demons instructed the unrighteous to kill, steal, and destroy.

Number 3. The devil is a liar. He couldn’t tell the truth if he tried. Because there is no truth in him.

The devil is the father of lies. So when you see social media and the news media, unless everyone of them is born again, they are all liars, because their father, the devil is a liar. Children will behave like their parents.

Quick review.

The devil is a murderer, a thief, a liar, a destroyer.

So again, when you look at the riots across the country, you are seeing the devil’s children do the following.

Murdering, stealing, lying, and destroying.

Regarding the killing of Michael Brown, we will never understand the entirety of the circumstances, however, let’s just say that Officer Darren Wilson acted truthfully.

What Scripture backs him up?

Romans 13:1-5

“Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil.

Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same. For he is God’s minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil. Therefore you must be subject, not only because of wrath but also for conscience’ sake.”

If Officer Wilson murdered Michael Brown, the wrath of God is upon all murderers.

Revelation 21:8 says “But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”

For those that do not understand the spirit world and only pay attention to the flesh and blood aspects of this incident, open your eyes and see these Scriptures that were presented to you. All it takes is just a simple understanding that the devil is an instigator, a thief, a murderer, a liar, and a destroyer.

Sadly, very few preachers will be preaching from this perspective that behind the scenes is demonic power that is influencing the affairs of unrighteous men. For the few that understand that we wrestle not against flesh and blood, the devil has something to worry about.

The God of heaven and earth that hears the cries of the righteous. The devil fears not the prayers of the saints.

He fears the answer that comes from God when the saints pray in the name of Jesus.

So let’s not get caught up in the flesh and blood of protests, riots, and boycotts.

Let the redeemed be found in prayer and fasting before God. Let us weep between the porch and the altar. Let us hold on to the horns of the altar and seek the Lord while He may be found and call upon Him while He is near. Let us demand that the wicked forsake his ungodly ways and the unrighteous man his thoughts. Let’s be found in the streets, preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ. Let us live what we preach and not be found in sin like the unbelievers on the streets, rioting and stealing.

Let’s preach that they return to the fear of the Lord. Warn them that they must be afraid of the God of heaven. For He will pour His wrath on those that refuse to awaken to righteousness.

For Pastor Carlton Lee, look behind your church being burnt down as an act of demonic arson. Warn them that the love of God compels me to pray for you that burned down the house of worship. Forgive them. And pray for them. Do not render evil for evil. But render good. The devil wants to incite more riots and escalate the incident. Resist it and do not give in to their desires for Civil Right’s rhetoric.

Pray for them and go about your business. God will honor your walk of love, patience, and the desire to see justice done. Above all, preach the Word. Be instant in season and out of season. Fail not to preach and live the Word. For your reward will be great in heaven.

Leave the vengeance in the hands of the Lord.

“Vengeance is Mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”

The time is short and the day of the Lord is at hand.

Stop agreeing with the world’s assessment and get back to preaching and living the unadulterated gospel.