by Neil Anderson
1 John 4:4
Greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world
The Satanist organization is massive and extremely secretive. When you hear of satanic priests or rituals, you are hearing only about activities at the lowest level. You need not concern yourself too much with what you see or hear, since the Satanist activity which you read about in the newspapers or which is recorded in most police reports is usually the activity of mere dabblers. It’s what you don’t see that is pulling the strings and arranging events in Satanism. I have counseled enough victims of Satanism to know that there are infiltrators committed to infiltrating and disrupting Christian ministry.
To illustrate how human and spiritual forces of wickedness work together, ask any group of committed Christians this question: “How many of you have been awakened alertly or terrorized at 3:00 a.m.?” I ask that question regularly in my conferences, and about two-thirds of the participants raise their hands. Satanists meet from 12:00 to 3:00 a.m., and part of their ritual is to summon and send demons. The early morning hours are prime time for demon activity, and if you have awakened at that time, it may be that you have been targeted.
I have been targeted numerous times. However, it’s not a frightening experience for me, and it shouldn’t be for you. John promised, “Greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world” (1 John 4:4). You have authority over Satan’s activity and you have the armor of God to protect you. Whenever Satan attacks, you must “be strong in the Lord, and in the strength of His might” (Ephesians 6:10). Consciously place yourself in the Lord’s hands, resist Satan with the spoken Word, and go back to sleep. You are only vulnerable when you are walking by sight instead of by faith
or walking in the flesh instead of in the Spirit.
What should we do about Satan’s hierarchy of demonic powers? Nothing! We are not to be demon-centered; we are to be God-centered and ministry-centered. We are to fix our eyes on Jesus, preach the gospel, love one another, and be God’s ambassadors in our fallen world.
Prayer: Father, keep me from losing my focus on the eternal. I choose to fix my eyes on Jesus, the author and finisher of my faith.