war in heaven

Folly is set in great dignity

Paradise Lost 1

As long as we are on this earth, righteous leadership matters.

Proverbs 29:2 When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.


We see this today.

Ecclesiastes 10:5 There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, as an error which proceedeth from the ruler:

6 Folly is set in great dignity, and the rich sit in low place.


The United States and also nations in Europe historically had a strong Christian ethos.  Their history and laws were influenced by Jesus’s teaching and the gospel.  As that has diluted, the results of turning from God have become more and more apparent.  When a nation or city creates laws contrary to the laws of God, it invites the forces of darkness into the land.  Those forces were originally cast out of heaven and are now in the earth.   The Bible teaches history.  A created being, Lucifer, was cast out of heaven and was renamed serpent/satan/devil/dragon.  As the serpent, he tempted Eve, which ultimately resulted in the Fall.

Revelation 12:7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,

8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.

9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.


Revelation 12:12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.


Luke 10:18 And he [Jesus] said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.


I Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

9 Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.


II Timothy 2:25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;

26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.


Leaders who bow to satan, globalism, and atheism translate their subservience to the kingdom of darkness into laws that bind and afflict the people and that destroy cities. Consider the difference between entrenched political parties and how cities are run and the fruit you see in those cities.  The destruction is not just political or natural, it is the result of negative supernatural satanic forces that have been invited in by bad laws, witchcraft, and things contrary to the laws of God. If you read through the Old Testament you can see a parallel between what happened to the children of Israel when they turned from God and what has happened to the United States.

Isaiah 14:12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!

13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:

14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.

15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.

16 They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms;

17 That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?


In terms of the preaching of the gospel, righteous political leadership matters. Ask those in any nation that does not permit freedom of speech and freedom of religion. It is important to keep the freedoms enshrined in the Constitution and Bill of Rights for the sake of the gospel being sent out throughout the earth.


The Westminster Declaration




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