James 3:14-16 NIV “But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth.  Such “wisdom” does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic.  For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.”
“Bitter envy,” is a slow, silent, killer. A person can harbor resentment towards another for years without them knowing it. Then suddenly resentment springs up! It rears it’s ugly head through vicious attacks! Often the victims never saw it coming. But the persons displaying such hostility is even more of a victim. He/she has been overcome by the evil one. Repentance is a must.
“Bitter envy,” (resentment) the Bible says is demonic. To harbor this spirit is to harbor a demon.😳 This evil spirit has creeped up on and inside of many professing Christians. How? Because they refuse to obey one of Jesus’ basic commands:
Matthew 6:14-15 ESV “For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”
When you refuse to forgive others the evil spirit of bitter envy takes over. The door is wide open to be possessed by this demon and others. Demons operate in gangs. (Luke 11:24-26) The sad thing is this happens to people without them realizing it. It can happen to any of us. Some have been deceived into thinking they have a good relationship with God while harboring resentment towards brothers and sisters. (Matthew 5:21-24) What a deception!
1 John 2:9-11 KJV “He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now. He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him. But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes.”
Forgiveness is at the heart of the teachings of Jesus Christ. How can you be a Christian and be unforgiving? If this is you, if this is me, we need to repent, and get this demon out of our lives. Then we will experience the refreshing joy of forgiveness in Jesus Christ.😊 The same joy and forgiveness He wants us to extend to others.
Obeying Jesus’ teaching to forgive keeps us free from the influence of the wicked one. Satan will try to get us to hold grudges. But consider this; no matter what anyone does to us, is it worth losing our souls?🤔 There’s no need to harm ourselves by inviting the evil spirit of, “bitter envy,” into our lives. Forgive as Jesus commands. Don’t fall for the Devil’s trick.
Romans 10:3-4 NLT “For they don’t understand God’s way of making people right with himself. Refusing to accept God’s way, they cling to their own way of getting right with God by trying to keep the law. For Christ has already accomplished the purpose for which the law was given. As a result, all who believe in him are made right with God.”
There are many who say they have a close relationship with God. They testify to how good God has been to them and how He has helped them on many occasions. But are we so close to God that we don’t have to study His word? (2 Timothy 2:15) Some think so. I just spoke with a man who claimed to have a close relationship with God and says the Bible was written by men. “You can take the Bible and make it say whatever you want it to,” he said with a smug face. If this man really had a close relationship with God he would agree with this next passage:
2 Timothy 3:16-17 NLT “ALL SCRIPTURE IS INSPIRED BY GOD,” and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.”
“All Scripture is inspired by God,” from Genesis to Revelation. Scripture is used to show us what is true and what is wrong in our lives so we can repent. Scripture is also used by God to prepare His children for every good work. Many like the man I mentioned who refuse to study the Bible cannot reap these benefits since they don’t trust God’s word.
The man also boasted to me about the good things he does and put others down in the same breath. He also said people who have done good and made the right decisions all their lives deserve to go to heaven more than others. Do you see what’s wrong with this man?🤔 He is self-righteous. He is puffed up with pride. He has established a righteousness of his own based on good works, not the righteousness God requires. MANY think this way. They erroneously believe their good deeds will earn them heaven. (Matthew 7:21-23) The Bible says being made right with God and inheriting eternal life are FREE GIFTS from God. And God doesn’t owe this to anyone. (Romans 6:23)
Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; IT IS THE GIFT OF GOD, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.”
Anyone who believes that heaven or a right standing with God can be earned by how good they are is in error. Every time I hear this I’m reminded of this next passage:
Luke 18:9-14 NLT “Then Jesus told this story to some who had great confidence in their own righteousness and scorned everyone else: “Two men went to the Temple to pray. One was a Pharisee, and the other was a despised tax collector. The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed this prayer: ‘I thank you, God, that I am not like other people—cheaters, sinners, adulterers. I’m certainly not like that tax collector! I fast twice a week, and I give you a tenth of my income.’ “But the tax collector stood at a distance and dared not even lift his eyes to heaven as he prayed. Instead, he beat his chest in sorrow, saying, ‘O God, be merciful to me, for I am a sinner.’ I tell you, this sinner, not the Pharisee, returned home justified before God. For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”
With it you can sell anything. With it you can rule nations. You can influence masses all over the world to believe any lie. Just repeat anything on TV and people will assume it’s true. Quite powerful hypnosis it is, nearly irresistible. I wonder what would happen if all the TVs in the world were turned off?😳 Would people start thinking for themselves and figure out all the lies they’ve been told?🤔
What else can perform such powerful magic? What else can bring evil spirits right into your home regularly, undetected? What else can make you see visions (motion pictures), hear words and music that induce you into a trance, at will? No wonder television networks are called, “Channels,” as they are mediums for channeling. No wonder TV shows are called, “Programs,” as they are programming you.
If I was the Devil I would control every TV station in the world. How would I do it? By directly controlling a few major media companies who in turn control all the others. Hence I could fill the whole world with my propaganda. Interestingly there’s only 6 major media companies that control ALL American media.😳 In the 1980s that number was around 50. You think the Devil hasn’t thought of this brilliant idea?🤔
Television programs folks to commit murder, fornication, hatred, bigotry, lust, adultery, pride, war, callousness, divorce, selfishness, disrespect for parents, neglect of children, etcetera, all the evil stuff the Devil likes. If you want a plate of fear all you have to do is turn on the news. If you want a dose of adultery and fornication just turn on the TV period. Wonna know how to murder someone and get away with it? TV teaches you that too. You can definitely get your fill of evil by just turning on the tube. I bet Satan was so happy when television was created.
“Television,” what an interesting name that is (Tell-a-vision), hmmmmm.🤔 Is Satan, “Telling us visions,” through TV? Are Satan’s minions (TV Producers and creators) filling our hearts and minds with visions from the Devil? “Tell-a-vision,” wow! What an appropriate name for this dark, twisted medium that tells visions from Satan.🤔 TV is the ultimate sorcerer’s tool. Better than a ouija board.
When it comes to TV channels and programs I believe the below scriptures apply:
Amos 5:14 KJV “Seek good, and not evil, that ye may live: and so the Lord, the God of hosts, shall be with you, as ye have spoken.”
Psalm 101:3 KJV “I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me.”
Genesis 1:27 NKJV “So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.”
Can you imagine what it was like living in Noah’s day? The angelic sons of God were producing their own hybrid offspring with the daughters of men. (Genesis 6:2,4) Yes, angels (aliens) mating with earth women. Sounds like something right out of a science fiction movie, right? But this event took place thousands of years before Hollywood. This new breed of people were violent, brute, tyrants who were the great ones in the earth, the men of renown. (Genesis 6:4) Their wickedness was so bad that God decided to wipe them all out in the flood. Noah and his family (only 8 people) were spared.😳
The Bible says Noah walked with God and was perfect in his generation. (Genesis 6:9) Noah was an upright man who was morally sound. In fact the same Hebrew word for “Perfect” describing Noah in Genesis 6:9 is the same word that is used to describe animal sacrifices offered to God without a spot or blemish. This Hebrew word is also used to describe how pure God’s word is. Ultimate purity is the gist here. Noah was not only pure spiritually, he was also pure physically, pure inside out. There was no defilement in Noah’s body or spirit. He had no hybrid DNA, no demon blood. Noah was all human.🤔
WHAT IF ……?
You think wicked angels can do this again? (Ecclesiastes 1:9-10) Do you think they can tap into the human genome and alter the human race like they did in Noah’s day? Have scientists invented technology that changes human DNA? Yes, they say they have. One such technology is called CRISPR. The inventors (two women) won The Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2020 for their achievement. They say editing human DNA is as simple as Cut, Copy, and Paste. Of course they say the technology can be used for noble purposes like curing diseases, etcetera. But what if someone uses this tech with evil intent? What if instead of curing disease it somehow causes disease? Yah think there are some mad scientists out there?🤔 Or what if the unthinkable happens by accident? Should we be editing our our (God created) DNA anyway? What if this comes back to bite us and strips us of our humanity?😳 What if one day all the real humans are gone except for a few? Except for a few Noahs? (Matthew 7:13-14)
Daniel 2:43 KJV “And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, THEY shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay.”
Daniel 2:43 speaks concerning the last super kingdom to appear on earth in the final days. Who are, “THEY,” here that is mingling themselves with the seed or offspring of mankind? Hmmmmmm.🤔 Is Noah’s day happening all over again? (Matthew 24:37-41)
The Holy Spirit asks the question, ‘Why should you die BEFORE your time?’ which can result from being very wicked or living foolishly. Still folks say you can throw caution to the wind when it comes to protecting your life because, “God already knows our time. It’s already written.” This reminds me of a guy I knew who said he was a Christian and was toying with the idea of fornicating with a woman who also claimed to be a Christian. I encouraged and warned him from the scriptures to flee from fornication. His response was, “God already knows what we’re gonna do before we even do it. It’s already written!” Then he immediately walked away from me yelling, “That’s religion! You need to get with the spirit brother!”😳 Basically he said he could throw caution to the wind and do whatever he wants since God has already written it. In other words God wrote all of his actions in advance including preordaining him to sin, so he’s not guilty.😳 What a wicked charge to bring against God! (James 1:13-16) What a slick way to ease one’s conscience to live in sin.😓 (Romans 2:15)
I’ve been hearing this same line of reasoning when it comes to making certain life and death choices today, even when it comes to whether or not to get the shot. I hear people say things like, “It doesn’t matter what I choose to do, God has already written it. When it’s your time it’s your time. He already knows how we’re gonna die. So it doesn’t matter what choice I make.” Here again; ‘I can do whatever I want, if I die in the process, so what? It’s already written, by God.’😳 If that were true why would God give us freedom to choose? And why would He encourage us to choose life?
Deuteronomy 30:19 KJV “I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live.”
Why would God encourage us to CHOOSE LIFE over death, obedience over disobedience, blessings over curses if He is controlling our every move?🤔 That would make Him a retarded God. This false reasoning is a poor excuse to silence a guilty conscience. It makes it easier for one to sin. Just blame everything on God, “He did it, it was already written, how could I resist?”🤔 How terrible to charge God with evil instead of confessing, renouncing, and forsaking our sins. (Proverbs 28:13) Please repent if you think like this. It’s a trick from the Devil. This line of thinking has horrific consequences. (2 Corinthians 10:4-5)
John 6:51 NKJV “I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is My flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world.””
John 6:53-66 HCSB “So Jesus said to them, “I assure you: Unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you do not have life in yourselves. Anyone who eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day, because My flesh is real food and My blood is real drink. The one who eats My flesh and drinks My blood lives in Me, and I in him. Just as the living Father sent Me and I live because of the Father, so the one who feeds on Me will live because of Me. This is the bread that came down from heaven; it is not like the manna your fathers ate — and they died. THE ONE WHO EATS THIS BREAD WILL LIVE FOREVER.” He said these things while teaching in the synagogue in Capernaum. Therefore, when many of His disciples heard this, they said, “This teaching is hard! Who can accept it?” Jesus, knowing in Himself that His disciples were complaining about this, asked them, “Does this offend you? Then what if you were to observe the Son of Man ascending to where He was before? The Spirit is the One who gives life. The flesh doesn’t help at all. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life. But there are some among you who don’t believe.” (For Jesus knew from the beginning those who would not believe and the one who would betray Him.) He said, “This is why I told you that no one can come to Me unless it is granted to him by the Father.” From that moment many of His disciples turned back and no longer accompanied Him.”
Why would Jesus say this knowing that people would stop following Him? Because Jesus wasn’t interested in followers. He was (and still is) interested in true worshippers:
John 4:23-24 KJV “But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.  God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.”
False worshippers have a tendency to get offended and find fault if they don’t immediately understand something. They wait for you to say or do anything so they can say, “Aha! We got you now! See, he/she is phony! We told you!” True worshippers are more patient, they peer into things and don’t usually make snap judgments. They are the ones that later learned and understood what Jesus meant when He said, ‘Eat my flesh and drink my blood.’
If you are a true worshipper don’t be surprised when people treat you the same way they treated Jesus. (Matthew 10:24-25) Some will quickly find fault with whatever you do or say. Many of these will be false believers. Embrace this treatment as a good soldier of Christ.😊 (2 Timothy 2:3) What an honor and a privilege it is to share in the sufferings of Jesus!😊
2 Timothy 2:12 KJV “If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us:
Daniel 5:1-12 NKJV “Belshazzar the king made a great feast for a thousand of his Lords, and drank wine in the presence of the thousand. While he tasted the wine, Belshazzar gave the command to bring the gold and silver vessels which his father Nebuchadnezzar had taken from the temple which had been in Jerusalem, that the king and his Lords, his wives, and his concubines might drink from them. Then they brought the gold vessels that had been taken from the temple of the house of God which had been in Jerusalem; and the king and his Lords, his wives, and his concubines drank from them. They drank wine, and praised the gods of gold and silver, bronze and iron, wood and stone. In the same hour the fingers of a man’s hand appeared and wrote opposite the lampstand on the plaster of the wall of the king’s palace; and the king saw the part of the hand that wrote. Then the king’s countenance changed, and his thoughts troubled him, so that the joints of his hips were loosened and his knees knocked against each other. The king cried aloud to bring in the astrologers, the Chaldeans, and the soothsayers. The king spoke, saying to the wise men of Babylon, “Whoever reads this writing, and tells me its interpretation, shall be clothed with purple and have a chain of gold around his neck; and he shall be the third ruler in the kingdom.” Now all the king’s wise men came, but they could not read the writing, or make known to the king its interpretation. Then King Belshazzar was greatly troubled, his countenance was changed, and his Lords were astonished. The queen, because of the words of the king and his Lords, came to the banquet hall. The queen spoke, saying, “O king, live forever! Do not let your thoughts trouble you, nor let your countenance change. There is a man in your kingdom in whom is the Spirit of the Holy God. And in the days of your father, light and understanding and wisdom, like the wisdom of the gods, were found in him; and King Nebuchadnezzar your father—your father the king—made him chief of the magicians, astrologers, Chaldeans, and soothsayers. Inasmuch as an excellent spirit, knowledge, understanding, interpreting dreams, solving riddles, and explaining enigmas were found in this Daniel, whom the king named Belteshazzar, now let Daniel be called, and he will give the interpretation.””
THE WRITING ON THE WALL EXPLAINED
Daniel 5:13-29 NKJV “Then Daniel was brought in before the king. The king spoke, and said to Daniel, “Are you that Daniel who is one of the captives from Judah, whom my father the king brought from Judah? I have heard of you, that the Spirit of God is in you, and that light and understanding and excellent wisdom are found in you. Now the wise men, the astrologers, have been brought in before me, that they should read this writing and make known to me its interpretation, but they could not give the interpretation of the thing. And I have heard of you, that you can give interpretations and explain enigmas. Now if you can read the writing and make known to me its interpretation, you shall be clothed with purple and have a chain of gold around your neck, and shall be the third ruler in the kingdom.” Then Daniel answered, and said before the king, “Let your gifts be for yourself, and give your rewards to another; yet I will read the writing to the king, and make known to him the interpretation. O king, the Most High God gave Nebuchadnezzar your father a kingdom and majesty, glory and honor. And because of the majesty that He gave him, all peoples, nations, and languages trembled and feared before him. Whomever he wished, he executed; whomever he wished, he kept alive; whomever he wished, he set up; and whomever he wished, he put down. But when his heart was lifted up, and his spirit was hardened in pride, he was deposed from his kingly throne, and they took his glory from him. Then he was driven from the sons of men, his heart was made like the beasts, and his dwelling was with the wild donkeys. They fed him with grass like oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven, till he knew that the Most High God rules in the kingdom of men, and appoints over it whomever He chooses. “But you his son, Belshazzar, have not humbled your heart, although you knew all this. And you have lifted yourself up against the Lord of heaven. They have brought the vessels of His house before you, and you and your Lords, your wives and your concubines, have drunk wine from them. And you have praised the gods of silver and gold, bronze and iron, wood and stone, which do not see or hear or know; and the God who holds your breath in His hand and owns all your ways, you have not glorified. Then the fingers of the hand were sent from Him, and this writing was written. “And this is the inscription that was written: MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN. This is the interpretation of each word. MENE: God has numbered your kingdom, and finished it; TEKEL: You have been weighed in the balances, and found wanting; PERES: Your kingdom has been divided, and given to the Medes and Persians.” Then Belshazzar gave the command, and they clothed Daniel with purple and put a chain of gold around his neck, and made a proclamation concerning him that he should be the third ruler in the kingdom.”
BELSHAZZAR’S [KING OF BABYLON] FALL
Daniel 5:30-31 NKJV “That very night Belshazzar, king of the Chaldeans, was slain. And Darius the Mede received the kingdom, being about sixty-two years old.”
WE ARE THE REAL THING! We are human. We are created by God in the image of God. His awesome power can flow through us and is made perfect even in our weaknesses. (2 Corinthians 12:9-10) Nephilim are a copy, an imitation of human beings. They are not the real thing. Though they come from fallen angels that does not make them mysteriously superior to human beings. They are quite inferior. Jesus died for the sins of mankind, not demon kind. Nephilim are doomed to the pits of hell forever! We come from God! They come from the Devil! Who can compare to God? Who is like God? “Who is like God,” is what Michael the Archangel name means. Just as Micheal by the power of God is made superior to the Devil and his angels (Revelation 12: 7-9) so are God’s children made superior to Nephilim and evil spirits. Remember, by the power of God the little boy David slew the giant Goliath!
Luke 10:17-20 NLT “When the seventy-two disciples returned, they joyfully reported to him, “Lord, even the demons obey us when we use your name!” “Yes,” he told them, “I saw Satan fall from heaven like lightning! Look, I HAVE GIVEN YOU AUTHORITY OVER ALL THE POWER OF THE ENEMY, and you can walk among snakes and scorpions and crush them. Nothing will injure you. But don’t rejoice because evil spirits obey you; rejoice because your names are registered in heaven.””
“Walk among snakes and scorpions and crush them,” child of God! Jesus has given us power to do so. May we learn, know, and use our authority in Jesus’ mighty name!👑