• Pastor Derrick Rawlings

Spiritual Warfare Is Real


Our belief is spiritual warfare is real. We must be prepared in season and out of season.

We are living in unparalleled times. God is waking up the church, especially the leadership of the church at large. We believe that our congregation will continue to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit. The Lord wants to shake us up, raise us up to be ready and to be the end time church that he died for; he wants to wake us up to the seriousness of the hour we are living in.

The body of Christ is experiencing major suffering: broken homes, sickness, mental illness, even spiritual Luke warmness. Many Christians have given up; even pastors are closing down their churches (Jezebel spirit operating with an Ahab spirit).  Thank God not all churches have conformed themselves to the world system.

We thank God for the Holy Spirit, as He is equipping us to stand in this hour and prevail against the greatest onslaught of demonic attacks that we will ever see in human history. It is Important as the body of Christ, body of believers, that we have the urgency to take our place of the elite Armed guard as we are  raised up for such a time as this. The Lord is continually growing us to be that church plucked right from the Book of Acts.


Ephesians 6:10 – 17 “Putting on the whole armor of God.”


Paul was calling the church at ephesus to position themselves against the devil and his kingdom.  We will never win any battle against the enemy if we don’t turn to face him. It’s not important what the devil throws at us. The importance is what we do afterwards: for what we do afterwards is what determines the victory and knowing who we are in Christ and how we are living in him.

As Jesus taught the crowds about the kingdom of God, one day He cast a demon out of the man who couldn’t speak. Immediately the demonic spirit left him and the man could speak again, and of course the people were amazed and started asking Jesus how did he do it? Jesus said something profound, that is the key to spiritual deliverance.

 

Luke 11:24-26 “when an evil spirit leaves a person, it goes into the desert, searching for rest. But when it finds non-, it says, “I will return to the person I came from.” So it returns and finds that it’s for my home is all swept and in order. In the spirit fine seven other spirits more evil than itself, they all into the person and live there. And so that person (the last state of that man is worst than the first) is worse off than before.”


We should not take deliverance lightly, and, for that reason, our Pastor will not (does not feel comfortable) praying a prayer of deliverance over someone who is not born again by the Holy Spirit. We firmly believe in whomever gets delivered of a demonic spirit (or spirits) needs the Holy Spirit. For if one does not have the indwelling of the Holy Spirit to fill his house (after it’s been swept clean) as Jesus taught; the demon will go find seven other demons and return to the person and throw a party, and that person will be worse off than if he or she never got delivered at all.

If you or someone you know believes that you were being tormented by demons, but you have never made Jesus Christ the Lord of your life, we do not want you to wait one moment longer without making that life eternal decision today! Pray the salvation prayer.