Is it possible to manipulate a person, people, animals, events… etc?
Is it possible to change, derail or delay destined purpose of a person, persons and even a whole people?
Does the devil exist? Does he have an army, weapons and strategies of warfare?
All of the above questions are wrapped in and found in one answer….. YES! If ordinary mortals like SCIENTISTS can manipulate genes of man, plants and animals, how much more FALLEN ANGELS; So long as we are aware that the devil exists and is not sitting idle with folded arms, watching US all laughing, jumping and leaping joyously on that narrow road of gold to heaven but rather he is prowling around like a hungry (and angry) lion looking for whom to devour, - 1 Peter 5:8
Job 1:7 The LORD said to Satan, "Where have you come from?" Satan answered the LORD, "From roaming through the earth and going back and forth in it."
The Bible specifically makes it clear that there is Wickedness in high places, spiritual battle that is not of the flesh and the resultant aggressive defensive attack of people like John the Baptist
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.
Strategies: 2 Corinthians 11:14 And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light.
Continual and persistent bombardment
Network and allying with others in their union of evil to frustrate and make a person eventually give-up and surrender (May end in even…denying GOD and Jesus as the CHRIST!)
Amalgamation and annexing of territories through the ancestors and their wickedness and blunders-of-the-past
Trickery, cunning and masking to confuse and lure
And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.
We also see from God’s word; following Bible passages, snares exist (set by someone, persons or spirits); terror by night, arrows that are fired and pestilence is also unleashed on ignorant/nonchalant creation of God,
He shall deliver you from THE SNARE OF THE FOWLER
And from THE PERILOUS PESTILENCE.
4 He shall cover you with His feathers,
And under His wings you shall take refuge;
His truth shall be your shield and buckler.
5 You shall not be afraid of THE TERROR BY NIGHT,
Nor of THE ARROR THAT FLIES BY DAY,
6 Nor of the PESTILENCE THAT WALKS IN THE DARKNESS,
Nor of THE DESTRUCTION THAT LAYS WASTE AT NOONDAY.
Mark 4:19 but the worries of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth and the desires for other things come in and choke the word, making it unfruitful.
Acts 26:18 to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.
Colossians 1:13 For he has rescued us from THE DOMINION of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves,
But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.
30 And he charged them that they should tell no man of him.
31 And he began to teach them, that the Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders, and of the chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again.
32 And he spake that saying openly. And Peter took him, and began to rebuke him.
33 But when he had turned about and looked on his disciples, he rebuked Peter, saying, Get thee behind me, Satan: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but the things that be of men.
Why did Jesus speak in such a way to Peter a “favoured disciple…THE ROCK!”
Apparently it was not Peter in the moment that tried to disturb the turn of events, unknowingly distract, and derail THE CHRIST from his mission to save humanity from certain and eternal death.
Meaning that a Christian MUST be alert and sensitive to the cunningness of the enemy always!
Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.
Rebuke and reject Satan, his emissaries, their utterances and their activities in your life instantly… IN JESUS NAME dipped in the blood that flowed at Calvary!
2 Chronicles 14: 2-5
2 And Asa did that which was good and right in the eyes of the LORD his God:
3 For he took away the altars of the strange gods, and the high places, and brake down the images, and cut down the groves:
4 And commanded Judah to seek the LORD God of their fathers, and to do the law and the commandment.
5 Also he took away out of all the cities of Judah the high places and the images: and the kingdom was quiet before him.
Stand always for Jesus and remain in His word no matter in what situation you find yourself.
9 And to make all men see what the fellowship of the mystery is, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:
10 To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,
11 According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:
12 In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.
13 Wherefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory.
14 For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
15 Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,
16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;
17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,
18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;
1 Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto the LORD, and spake, saying, I will sing unto the LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously: the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.
2 The LORD is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father's God, and I will exalt him.
3 The LORD is a man of war: the LORD is his name.