righteousness needs to be ready to move in

The Necessity for Righteous Leaders

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When there is bad natural human leadership, there is evil influencing that leadership.

There is always a dual kingdom.  In the garden the serpent, a satanic spirit appearing in the form of a serpent, convinced Adam and Eve to give up what God had given them, which was Eden, a place of peace and prosperity, as well as the stewardship the Lord God had given Adam (God called their name Adam) over the world.

While that sounds fantastic, even today there are stories about elephants that paint or dolphins that can be trained  or horses or dogs that can learn higher level routines.  Going back to the beginning of time it is not too fantastic to understand things could be different than today in terms of communication.  After all, Noah called the animals to the ark.

Genesis 7:1 And the Lord said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.

2 Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female.

3 Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and the female; to keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth.

4 For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth.

5 And Noah did according unto all that the Lord commanded him.

6 And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth.

7 And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons’ wives with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood.

8 Of clean beasts, and of beasts that are not clean, and of fowls, and of every thing that creepeth upon the earth,

9 There went in two and two unto Noah into the ark, the male and the female, as God had commanded Noah.

 

If someone who went by covered wagon two hundred years ago time travelled to today, that person would not comprehend today’s communication devices and iphones.  We can’t judge the past by the present.  We have to go back in history and try to understand the setting as it was then, not as it is today.

In any case, at the time of the Fall, a natural form of a serpent | evil influence was at play.  It is no different today.  When a natural flesh-and-blood politician (or cyborg) says that you should castrate your children or do some other crazy, destructive idea, then there is a physical person (or AI) mouthing an idea from an evil entity.

Ephesians 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

12 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.

13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

 

Jesus defeated satan and his minions at the cross.  Jesus left it to the church to enforce that defeat in the name of Jesus.

Mark 16:15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.

17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;

18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

19 So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.

20 And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.

 

Prayer works to remove these entities and as they are removed, those individuals connected to them go away.

But it is important that as people who are subject to evil spirits are removed from office, that there are trained righteous leaders to take their places. It is necessary to fill the house with righteousness, otherwise something 7X worse can happen.

Matthew 12:43 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none.

44 Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished.

45 Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.

 

This seven times principle is mentioned other places in scripture.

Leviticus 26:18 And if ye will not yet for all this hearken unto me, then I will punish you seven times more for your sins.

19 And I will break the pride of your power; and I will make your heaven as iron, and your earth as brass:

20 And your strength shall be spent in vain: for your land shall not yield her increase, neither shall the trees of the land yield their fruits.

21 And if ye walk contrary unto me, and will not hearken unto me; I will bring seven times more plagues upon you according to your sins.

 

It’s almost like if we (mankind) can’t get it right the first time, it takes a much heavier chastisement to get the point across.    It’s like the old writing sentences on the board.  If ten times on the board doesn’t work, maybe 100 times will get the point across.

It is set in place like gravity.   Due to translation, it sounds like God is doing it, but it’s more like if you drop a plate it will break.  The law of gravity is in place.

Psalm 103:19 The Lord hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all.

 

“Though the mills of God grind slowly; Yet they grind exceeding small;
Though with patience He stands waiting, With exactness grinds He all.”

Friedrich von Logau
translated by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 

The point is, when things are cleaned out, righteousness needs to be ready to move in, to fill the house, to keep out a relapse of evil.

 

 


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