Who Is Your Real Enemy Part 2

Updated: May 7

In Ephesians 6:12, the Apostle Paul addressed the Church in Ephesus. In his epistle to them he tells not only the Church, but also you and I know who our real enemies are. In Verse 12 he explained categorically. "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". In a nutshell satan and his demonic forces. I will break it up into bite sized pieces using the scriptures for you to better understand the Apostle Paul's explanation of the scripture. There are different categories of demons labelled in the scripture above. I will explain them based on their relevant categories. First I will start with the powerful Arche Demonic Forces.

1. ARCHE SPIRITS- Principalities and Powers

The Greek word for principalities is Arche (pronounced ar-khay') which bears striking similarity to the English word (hierarchy) This is the highest level/ranking of demonic forces, and these demons take direct order and are under direct authority of satan himself. They are very powerful, and have control over, territories, regions and even nations, but not over the true Remnants of God.

Jesus encountered these principalities Himself while here on earth. One instance in particular can be found in the book of Mark 5:1-20. These demonic forces had for years possessed this man in the region of Genaseres causing others to fear him. In fact, the problem really began from Mark 4. Jesus was asleep and His disciples were in the boat with Him. At that time, Jesus was actually on assignment; hence why they were on their way to the region of Genaseres. It was to deliver this man from these Arche demonic forces. See Isaiah 61:1-3.

These wicked spirits had this man bounded for so many years. These Arche demonic forces had known full well what was about to happen. While they were in the boat with Jesus, a violent and crazy storm like wind suddenly came upon the lake. The boat came under severe pressure. The disciples woke Jesus because they were fearful of what came upon them so quickly and violently. They were in fear of their lives because of the violence of the wind.

They just did not understand who they were truly in the boat with. That they were actually in the boat with the Prince of Peace according to Isaiah 9:6. This also proved that they were not spiritually mature at that time to know and understand that they had the authority over these forces.

So the disciples were intimidated by the effect of the wind because their spiritual eyes were not yet opened, to understand that Jesus had all power over these powerful forces. They just couldn't see that they too possessed the same authority as Jesus did because when He got up and spoke to the wind, immediately it was silenced. In Matthew 11:28 Jesus said to the disciples; " “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me by the Father in heaven. You have the same authority through the blood that Jesus shed on the cross over two thousand years ago for your sins and mine, and it gives you power over these demonic forces. Please understand the level of authority you have over these principalities and powers.

These wind forces were demonically influenced by the Arche demons of both the region of Genaseres and other regions, in their desperate attempt to block Jesus and the disciples from entering into that region in a bid to stop the demoniac from getting his deliverance. These forces knew full well that was the very day this man would receive deliverance from them; and they wanted to try and stop it because they were of that region, and they needed to operate. Just the same the enemy tries to stand in the way of our deliverance. In Verse nine of Mark chapter five, Jesus asked the demoniac his name, knowing full well who they were, perhaps for our knowledge because He is God who is all knowing (Omnipotent).

They identified themselves as legions, and then begged Jesus not to remove them from the region. Please pay attention because Jesus did not remove them from their region. He instead casted them in a herd of pigs that was nearby. They simply jumped over the cliff and all drowned. Bear in mind, demons are spirit forces and cannot die. These pigs were only used as a vessel to house the spirits that were casted out because they couldn't operate without a vessel. The pigs were immediately available, so Jesus used them.

The Apostle Peter experienced a similar wind in the Book of Acts 27:14 called the Euroclydon. "But not long after, a tempestuous head wind arose, called Euroclydon. The sailors couldn’t turn the ship into the wind, so they gave up and let it run before the gale". These winds all have names. This is why we still name hurricane forced winds to this day. They are powerful demonic force winds who operate even across nations. This was his second violent wind encounter but this time was different.

It was different because this time, Jesus had ascended back into heaven, and they were now spiritually equipped and ready to operate on their own. He was now spiritually mature and was an ordained an Apostle of God. He now understood how to pray through the storm, and stand in victory this time. God carried him and the crew safely through the storm to land. Just as He does with you through your storms and winds of life that blow your way. The prophet Isaiah explained these storms, and assured you that they would not flood you. Isaiah 43:2, "When you face stormy seas I will be there with you with endurance and calm; you will not be engulfed in raging rivers. God promised you shelter and protection from these forces which represent afflictions, and He is not slack concerning His promises. See 2 Peter 3:9.

These demonic forces are very strategic, and very organized because they were powerful enough to give orders to the demons of other regions and territories to cause gale force winds. These winds may not be physical winds as explained previously, but may be spiritually demonic problems that may arise in your life suddenly and even violently against you.

The Arches tried to stop Jesus and His disciples from entering Genaseres, in this case by wind how much more will they do to you? These demonic wind forces know and recognize there is one who is more powerful than them, who is in control of them. One who will silence them because of His authority. Just as how he spoke and everything was created. In verse six, it shows you that when Jesus came off the boat and entered the territory, the demons identified him from afar, shouted out to Him, and immediately bowed before him. They identified Him as the Son of God and begged Him not to torment them. They knew who He was from afar. We have that same power and authority over these demonic forces too through the blood of Jesus Christ. This authority is activated by the Holy Spirit when you walk in God's will and according to His ways.

In order for Jesus to come to earth, He needed a body because He is the Spirit of God according to 2 Corinthians 3:17; "Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty". That is why He said He had to go so that His Spirit (Spirit of God) could come because His Spirit could not operate in His earthly body any longer. They had just physically destroyed it through the crucifixion. He could no longer operate on earth legally. He is a Spirit. In fact, when He was rose from the dead three later after His crucifixion, it was actually His Spirit that met with Mary, and the eleven disciples. Mary did not identify Him when he revealed Himself to her at first after His resurrection. He had to tell her who He was because He had appeared to her in His Spirit form.

In reality, Jesus had to go, so that His Spirit, which is Holy, would come down now legally accessible to you through His blood which ripped the veil according to Matthew 27:51. His Spirit now lives inside of us freely, to guide us into ALL Truth (To live according to His Word). He (Jesus) is the Truth, according to John 17:17. Jesus had to leave because His human form was now destroyed, as was explained and fulfilled in His prophetic Word of John 2:19. He now had to leave. To go back to take His rightful place at the right hand of God. His assignment to redeem mankind was now completed. His Spirit could now legally manifest in us to help us to walk in victory here on earth.

That access is now fully granted to you and I because of the blood that Jesus suffered and died on a cross for your sins and mine; which sealed victory for the true Sons of God (remnants) with His resurrection. A man that knew no sin, took it upon Himself, but all for the love He has for you unconditionally. This allowed His Spirit legal access inside of you, as long as your vessel is clean and pure, and you live by His Word and walk righteously; your vessels will house the Spirit of God. His Spirit is there to guide you into ALL Truth to help you to effectively stand against these Arche spirits that are on assignment to try and destroy you. Remember, you already have the victory over these forces, through the blood of Jesus Christ that He shed on the cross of Calvary.

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