You wont be looking for it... but you will find it.
Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience.
1.We see here that satan rules the air, this means the heavenlies, but also the television and radio airwaves. He has power in this area, and is referred to as a prince. He is ruling this principality in darkness, in this world. This is important to understand as we look further into his kingdom in this simple study.
I will set no vile [wicked] thing before mine eyes; I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave unto me.
1. The words I will set, implies that we have a choice
in what we view, we are the ones who take the action and decide to view
2. The word vile here implies any moral defilement, and filthy passions that dishonor God and are offensive to the Holy Spirit. First we must be sensitive to Him to know what offends Him. This is how we discern unholy spirits, by the Holy Spirit.
3. If we choose to set vile things before our eyes, without the restraint and obedience to God, we will find many things that we were not looking for. The eye gate is one of the ways the enemy can penetrate our minds, and we need to be obedient in this area. Not because God is fussy, but because He is wiser than we are, He knows the enemy has planned to destroy many this way.
4. When we throw caution to the wind, and say it will be ok if I watch this movie for example, we leave ourselves wide open for an attack. Satan has himself and his hoards planted in those movies and films, we wont be looking for him necessarily, but we will find him. Perhaps he will have enticed us, and we will be looking for excitement, or a scare, or even intellectual stimulation. We wont be looking for Satan, but you can be sure you will find him there. Remember he is the author and producer of those movies, and he is waiting for an audience .
5.The last part of this scripture says, I hate all them that turn aside, it shall not cleave unto me. This means that if others around us are viewing ungodly things, we do not have to follow. Hate the sin, but love them, and do not follow . If you do not sow into a lewd lifestyle, you will not reap the destruction. Do not let it cleave unto you God has said in His word. The anointed are slippery, satans kingdom cannot stick to us, we stay anointed and encouraged every day in the word of God, and it shall not cleave unto us. God will reward us openly when we are not following the crowd into sin. When we decide to consecrate our viewing as a holy thing unto Him, He will see to it.
Here is satans playground in the media today
1.Pornography films and magazines
2.Real life murder reenacted stories
5.Many new age cartoons
7.Crime non fictional and fiction
8.Rock and roll videos
Now some are more obvious than others, for instance a real life crime story does not seem so bad, but our fascination and lust to watch, other than newsworthiness, will be the ticket satan needs to use it against us. There have been many people who have testified that these things they watched have ruined their lives. They started out innocently, and it led to addictions of all kinds, and even death. A step to rebellion is not a big step, often it is a small, subtle step, and then we are overcome.
For this God gave them up to vile affections; for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature.
All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the Lord weigheth the spirits.
1. This says it all. Something may seem innocent when put before our eyes, everyone else may be watching it. But there lies the deception. Is it really innocent? There are spirits in those things, and the Lord weigheth them. Lets then ask Him what He discerns in a movie, or a show. He is our counselor and He will protect our children as we trust Him to, and listen to the discerning voice of the spirit.
Where there is no vision, the people perish; but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.
There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
1. This one says it all too. It may seem right, but the enemy is waiting with death. We have a clever adversary, but he will be overcome if we heed this scripture. He is not more clever or stronger than the word of God, but will we pick it up, will we believe it and use it against him ?
Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil; but to the counselors of peace is joy.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.
Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee.
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes; fear the Lord and depart from evil.
As Christians, we need to be careful what we watch on
the television. But it goes deeper than that. Satan is the prince of the
power of the air, and he has infiltrated the media. The air in this scripture
not only means the heavenlies, but the airwaves of radio and television
Now sometimes the enemy is blatantly obvious, as example, the physics on television who sell false information to their public. Incidentally, the only power a physic has is the cooperation of a soul that participates in it. More examples of his obvious work would be lewd movies, pornography and occultic movies.
Now there are more subtle ways he is getting his spirits across and we want to explore these here.
We also want to explore how these spirits want to attack us, why watching them gives the devil legal ground to attack us, and how we can be free from all of it.
When the enemy has succeeded in controlling a group of
people for his purposes, such as murder cases, he recreates it for television
so that people may be enticed to watch. Once we are led away and are curious
and enticed, and view it, we have now given him legal ground to attack
us. Here is how it works. He used demon spirits to create that mess, that
murder, that lewdness, we watch, and now we may as well be watching a satanic
ritual all over, and by watching we participate in it, and take part in
it. Well you say, I did not commit those crimes , no but when our lust
entices us to watch, for any reason other than a godly one, we have participated
and agreed with those spirits. He recreates himself and his deeds by our
viewing, and we conjure up those same demons that he used to do that evil.
He looks and says oh they are watching one of my movies, and the Lord has
no choice but to let him attack us, we have given him the right. If it
all seems innocent, we are lacking the discernment we need, and have not
tested the spirits.
And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.
For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.
Satan is the father of lies. We know that when he speaks
he is lying. He cannot tell the truth, he cannot repent. He speaks only
lies through the physics and astrologers. They only power the devil has
in them is by our participation. He is waiting for that. It is like a dishonest
salesman who is trying to peddle faulty wares, he knows they are garbage,
but all he needs is your agreement, all he needs is to fool you. But if
you discern those faulty goods, you will not agree to them and buy them.
So lets discern the enemies goods, which are destruction and death disguised
in a pretty package to lure us in.
He will use anything we speak into existence, or anything we view of his kingdom, even if it is for a moment, it does not have to be a long, involved movie. It can be any ungodly thing we set our eyes to,and give any place to in our hearts, through our eyes.
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.
So we can conclude that it is our responsibility to resist the dark things of satans kingdom coming at us through the television and movies. Test the spirits, even if it seems clean in your own eyes, we need the Lords wisdom.
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil , and he will flee from you.
It wont be Gods fault if we participate and watch these ungodly things... for the scripture says..
Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God; for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither He tempteth any man.
But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away OF HIS OWN LUST, and enticed.
Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin; and sin when it is finished, bringeth forth death.
God is not the one tempting us, for this says, for God
cannot be tempted with evil, neither He tempteth any man .
Anything that we desire more than Him, will draw us eventually away from Him. If we give way to that thing, and let it grow it will destroy us .
If you read this scripture with discernment you will see that we are the ones who can literally birth a thing into existence.
We are drawn away from God and godly things by our own lust, and enticed. If we act on it, that lust is conceived in the spirit realm, and brings forth sin, and then death. This is the plan of satan for every life, to get us to conceive sin and bring death and destruction. But lets not blame him, he tempts, but we hold the key.
On the other hand, we can birth things in the spirit that are of Gods kingdom, things that are in agreement with His will and word.
These things are happening all the time in the spirit realm, and people overlook alot of it. We can sow for things in the spirit, and reap a wonderful harvest. Invest in godly videos and movies, and kick the devil right out of your viewing and home.
ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speakeht of his own ; for he is a liar, and the father of it.