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The Daily Word of Righteousness
Total Destruction, #14
But the LORD your God will deliver them over to you, throwing them into great confusion until they are destroyed. (Deuteronomy 7:23—NIV)
We in America are greatly disturbed over the immoral practices, murders, and other sins that are increasing. God has the power to give our nation into our hands but only when we ourselves have been freed from sin. The focus of the Holy Spirit, in the present hour, is not as much on what is taking place in the secular society as it is on the personality of the believer. It is time now for us who are Christians to be delivered from worldliness, lust, and self-will. God's hands are tied, as it were, while there remains so much sin in the churches.
God will deliver the enemy into our hands. He indeed will throw them into great confusion until they are destroyed totally. But only after all sin and idolatry has been removed from His people. God cannot work through unclean churches!
He will give their kings into your hand, and you will wipe out their names from under heaven. No one will be able to stand up against you; you will destroy them. (Deuteronomy 7:24—NIV)
From the smallest demons to the mightiest of the fallen angels—all must be crushed under the feet of God's people. All must bow the knee and confess that Jesus is Lord.
We are to show them no mercy whatever. Remember that! No mercy whatever!
We are to wipe out from God's creation the very memory of these idolatrous spirits. When we are abiding in Christ, working alongside Him, they cannot resist us. They cannot resist us now and they shall not be able to resist us then. They shall be destroyed—utterly! totally! completely! finally! The memory of what has been is to be driven into the dark fires that give no light. God is ready to make all things new, not all new things but all things new. Everything that God has made from the beginning will be brought into the new age, but only after every memory of the rebellion has been crushed and thrown into eternal fire.
The images of their gods you are to burn in the fire. Do not covet the silver and gold on them, and do not take it for yourselves, or you will be ensnared by it, for it is detestable to the LORD your God. (Deuteronomy 7:25—NIV)
The Scriptures are clear that when the Lord returns, and we with Him, the wealth of the nations will be ours for the taking. We then shall have to make certain we are hearing from the Lord at all times so we do not make an Achan-like mistake.
But in terms of now: as the Lord gives us victory over sin we may become careless. We may think of ourselves as God's pets. We may be tempted to partake of what is unclean, such as malice or unforgiveness or the various kinds of lust and perversion, thinking that no matter what we touch we will be accepted by the Lord.
While it is true that no demon is a threat to us while we are abiding in Christ, it is true also that we must continue to keep Christ's commandments and listen for the will of the Spirit at all times! Satan fell while he was one of the guardians of the very Throne of God in Heaven.
To be continued.