But truly I am full of power by the spirit of the Lord, and of judgment, and of might, to declare unto Jacob his transgression, and to Israel his sin. Micah 3:8
The main reason why the darkness is established in one place, and cannot be removed from there, despite the prayer of the saints, is because the people of faith ignore that there is a biblical protocol to expel them from the place.
This protocol is spiritual, and it is the resource of spiritual warfare gave us by God to make the darkness move back and release the region under its control. This protocol was designed by God in the first day of His Creation. We read in chapter one of Genesis that God introduced the light to prevent the darkness do not fill out all the space of the earth. The darkness move back before the presence of light.
This protocol consists in exhibit to the light all things that belong or share with the kingdom of darkness. Exhibit to the light means that evil be denounced, and even those who are involved with their works. The darkness must be denounced publicly. It is a spiritual operation, of course.
Denunciate the evil of the place, of the region, of the population, of the city, is a resource of spiritual warfare, but little known.
Denounces evil it is the way to bringing to light all that is hidden, as we read in next verses,
He discovereth deep things out of darkness, and bringeth out to light the shadow of death. Job 12:22
Only that which is brought to light can be expelled. It is brought to light when it is publicly denounced.
But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light. Ephesians 5:13
It is the first step, primordial step, without which there is no spiritual authority such that it can expel the demons established in region. Hard to hear it, but true.
Darkness has the characteristic that all its operations go unnoticed, camouflaged in everyday human scenarios, logical and sense scenarios, so that no one can imagine that those who promote them are demons. This form of operation is the basic norm of their executions.
And these things give in charge, that they may be blameless. 1st. Timothy 5:7
The case of Achan’s “sin” illustrates how something hidden can affect the normal development of life, and how satanic control dissipates as soon as the hidden evil is denounced.
Observe the levels of evil under which all the people are before the hidden things have been exposed to the light.
— Israel hath sinned,
— and they have also transgressed my covenant which I commanded them:
— they have even taken of the accursed thing,
— and have also stolen,
— and dissembled also,
— and they have put it even among their own stuff. (Joshua 7:11).
As soon as Joshua exposes what was hidden, the government of the darkness that had contaminated them disappears, and they regained their authority,
So Joshua sent messengers, and they ran unto the tent; and, behold, it was hid in his tent, and the silver under it. 23And they took them out of the midst of the tent, and brought them unto Joshua, and unto all the children of Israel, and laid them out before the LORD. Joshua 7:22,23
Achan’s sin was not just greed for the elements that were involved. The elements did not have an economic value, as in our time, their real value was religious, idolatrous, and consisted of the images of casting that would be made of them.
If we review the text of the book of Judges, we will see that the gold was to melt it and to make teraphim, figures of adoration, idolatrous practice of the region; and the silver to pay the engraver for his work.
And when he had restored the eleven hundred shekels of silver to his mother, his mother said, I had wholly dedicated the silver unto the LORD from my hand for my son, to make a graven image and a molten image: now therefore I will restore it unto thee. 4Yet he restored the money unto his mother; and his mother took two hundred shekels of silver, and gave them to the founder, who made thereof a graven image and a molten image: and they were in the house of Micah. Judges 17:3,4
So, when Achan hidden this elements, he really put the idolatry to which they have been consecrated in Jericho, as the dignity of hidden power who would possess them from there to ahead.
Achan was contaminated with idolatry and introduced into the camp the same type of demons that operated in the region.
The sin of Achan is not resolved with confession and admission of guilt, his sin was idolatry, the sin of Eden, in which the idol displaces the sovereignty of God.
It is about denouncing the elements of the human actions that give access and presence to the darkness, doing so, people of faith avoid that the darkness be stationed in a place. In the case of Achân, not only were valuable items withheld, it was a flagrant opposition to the divine disposition given through Joshua. Hiding the anathema meant tolerating the idolatrous presence that gave strength to Jericho in its time.
The action of a single man brought the disruption of the strategies of victory that the Almighty had given them to possess the land. His hidden action was equivalent to introduce enemy forces inside the army. The Israel’s army was attacked from inside for the demons that supported the idolatry of Jericho.
This is denouncing evil. Is publicizing the evil of what sinful human acts provokes spiritually. Achan introduced among the people the same demon that operated in Jericho, that is why God discovers that Israel has sinned, and that their sin has led them to break the covenant given by God.
It was necessary to denounce it, to then be in the capacity and authority to overcome and possess the darkness stationed in the area, and those who protected them.
You cannot defeat the enemy, nor expel him from its territory, if before we do not enter into the process of denouncing the human evil behind which the darkness and / or demons hide operationally.
Notice in the text, in the answer of God to Joshua, how God warns that they will not be able to overcome their enemy but that they will flee before him:
— Therefore the children of Israel could not stand before their enemies,
- but turned their backs before their enemies, because they were accursed:
- neither will I be with you any more, except ye destroy the accursed from among you. (Joshua 7:12)
Denounce evil is vital for the development of spiritual life in the Kingdom of God. Unfortunately, many believers do not know this protocol of spiritual warfare, and therefore allow the demons to operate in their respective communities, even in congregations.
In our communities, it is common that a man steals, or embezzles. If a child of faith realizes this, and does not denounce it spiritually, his decision to ignore it will eventually bring about the establishment of powers that will establish poverty, scarcity and misery, and will affect communities of faith that never participated. actively of the action.
Similarly, a woman who prostitutes whatever her motivations, and induces other women and even men to establish it as a basis of life, their actions will introduce into their environment spirits of fornication that will affect even the doctrine of communities of whole faith.
In a similar way, a pagan festival, accepted and tolerated as a traditional feast, can affect the spiritual life of entire communities. This is the case of the celebration of Valentine’s Day, which although celebrated in Christian communities as “friendship day”, is based on idolatrous practices to the god Eros, and therefore those who sponsor it are demoniac forces. The effects of not denouncing it will bring spiritual decay within faith communities.
And likewise, other folkloric festivals not denounced, but accepted, tolerated, even celebrated within Christian communities, such festivities promote the establishment of powers of darkness in entire regions. Hence the need to understand the importance of the subject.
The apostle Paul discovers the Colossians, a community struck down by idolatrous powers, that the way Jesus triumphed over the powers of the kingdom of darkness consisted in denouncing them publically, that is, bringing them to light.
And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it. Colossians 2:15
The same teaching is established among the faith community of Ephesus:
But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light. Ephesians 5:13
The theme is not Christian invention, the same principle is described in the writings of the Old Testament:
Declare ye among the nations, and publish, and set up a standard; publish, and conceal not: say, Babylon is taken, Bel is confounded, Merodach is broken in pieces; her idols are confounded, her images are broken in pieces. Jeremiah 50:2
When the abominations of the area are denounced, judgment is established over the kingdom of darkness of the site, and immediately the power of their execution is annulled over their inhabitants.
The LORD said moreover unto me; Son of man, wilt thou judge Aholah and Aholibah? yea, declare unto them their abominations; Ezekiel 23:36
What should we denounce?
Unbelief is the most powerful weapon of demons. It hinders the development and growth of faith, and stops the establishment of the Kingdom.
And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief. Matthew 13:58
Not denounce the unbelief of a place brings as a direct consequence the contamination of those who saw it and did not nothing to denounce it. They themselves are affected with the same demonic spirit of unbelief.
And whosoever will not receive you, when ye go out of that city, shake off the very dust from your feet for a testimony against them. Luke 9:5
That is why Jesus’ recommendation to shake the dust off the feet.
Even the very dust of your city, which cleaveth on us, we do wipe off against you: notwithstanding be ye sure of this, that the kingdom of God is come nigh unto you. Luke 10:11
Unbelief works by slowly enveloping a region, almost imperceptibly, until when its inhabitants become aware of its presence, they have no way to escape. It works like a snake that stealthily envelops, and then suffocates.
Unbelief brings spiritual death.
He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him. John 3:36
Unbelief stops the processes of Revelation,
So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief. Hebrews 3:19
Unbelief separates people from God, even the believers.
Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God. Hebrews 3:12
Unbelief blinds spiritually,
In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. 2nd. Corinthians 4:4
Unbelief promotes the persecution of the Gospel,
But the unbelieving Jews stirred up the Gentiles, and made their minds evil affected against the brethren. Acts 14:2
This is the condition of many Latin American countries that once were avant-garde Gospel countries, but today are in a moral and religious decline, and even in a social and political destruction.
Idolatry is the sin of rising up against God, and replacing him with another god. It is a process of displacement that assigns value to tangible things, and disregards spiritual aspects.
And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. 24Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: 25Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. Romans 1:23-25
Idolatry is an abomination to the Lord. It is abominable because idolatry is the sin of the garden of Eden.
The abomination is that by idolatry the image of the Almighty is changed, and the image of a serpent is placed in its place. The apostle Paul clearly states it when, in his epistle to the Corinthians, he writes,
And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly. 1st. Corinthians 15:49
The image of the earthy is the image of the serpent to which they obeyed to submit to his lordship.
Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness? Romans 6:16
High rank demons operate in idolatry,
And they shall no more offer their sacrifices unto devils, after whom they have gone a whoring. This shall be a statute for ever unto them throughout their generations. Leviticus 17:7
And he ordained him priests for the high places, and for the devils, and for the calves which he had made. 2 Chronicles 11:15
But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils. 21Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils. 1st. Corinthians 10:20,21
A region where idolatry has been established is a place where a demon of death operates, and it is because the demons that operate behind idolatry demand sacrifices of death,
Then the priest of Jupiter, which was before their city, brought oxen and garlands unto the gates, and would have done sacrifice with the people. Acts 14:13
In many communities of the Latin American countries have been established head cities of idolatry that promote pilgrimages, processions and cyclic satanic convocations.
Sites like Esquipulas, in Guatemala; Cerro Las Pavas, in El Salvador; the Corcovado, in Rio de Janeiro; the virgin of the Socavón, in Bolivia; different Christs in Chiapas, Honduras, Venezuela, Argentina, Cuba, Colombia, Costa Rica; they are idolatrous centers that have brought death in their respective regions.
An idolatrous site that we must denounce is Disney. No one has noticed the idolatry of this site, in Orlando, California, France and Japan. Year after year are millions of people who make pilgrimages, investing large amounts of money, to embrace idols in the form of mice whose images people carry with them to their places of origin.
The communities of faith in these countries have not seen the danger of allowing such demonic permanence. That is why it has become difficult in these places to establish Kingdom.
Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, Romans 1:21,22
DENOUNCING SORCERY, WITCHCRAFT AND SANTERIA
Because of the multitude of the whoredoms of the wellfavoured harlot, the mistress of witchcrafts, that selleth nations through her whoredoms, and families through her witchcrafts. Nahum 3:4
Another effect of the presence of idolatry in a region is the activity of witchcraft and sorcery that run parallel to it.
Witchcraft, sorcery, Santeria, voodoo, spiritualism, and other forms of occult activities, including magic, are satanic rituals inside of which operate families of demons.
The practice of these occult cults is proscribed by God,
Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. Exodus 22:18
This type of satanic ritual is practiced by all sectors of the population, to enrich themselves, and to govern.
And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived. Revelations 18:23
There are several Latin American leaders who have among their collaborators, shamans and sorcerers, to guarantee with their rituals their permanence in power, and to get their closest adversaries out of the race.
The government in these countries is developed from a platform of spells and enchantments capable of keeping an entire population captive, without opposition. It is administered from a demonic base that even manages the district of the goods of the nation.
If we add to this the uprising of the narco groups that also use spells, and gather the most powerful sorcerers in the area, to control and distribute the drug throughout their region, we will see clearly how the kingdom of darkness is taking over regions. whole
There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, Deuteronomy 18:10
Countries where shamans and sorcerers create incantations and sacrifices to keep a ruler in power are places where demons establish poverty among their inhabitants.
For these nations, which thou shalt possess, hearkened unto observers of times, and unto diviners: but as for thee, the LORD thy God hath not suffered thee so to do. Deuteronomy 18:14
Witchcraft, sorcery, Santeria, voodoo, spiritualism, and other forms of occult activities, including magic, have been in the service of drug traffickers in recent years. They have hidden with their rituals those who are persecuted by the police, so that even passing in front of them they are not seen by those who seek them.
In the United States a type of hidden Satanism is being raised, which moves to the level of sects, lodges, brotherhoods, groups banned from the law, who perform their rituals cyclically, in some cases, with human sacrifices, preparing to establish a government apocalyptic on the basis of economic power. This Satanism promotes the affiliation of people in secret groups, and they maintain an electronic control over them.
And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith the LORD of hosts. Malachi 3:5
When we denounce witchcraft, sorcery, Santeria, Satanism, demonic rituals and other occult practices, confusion is immediately caused over the demons that operate with them, and they are scattered.
They shall be turned back, they shall be greatly ashamed, that trust in graven images, that say to the molten images, Ye are our gods. Isaiah 42:17
When sorcery, witchcraft, Santeria, and other occult practices are denounced, the way is opened for God’s judgment on the regions to be executed, and be free.
But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. Revelation 21:8
For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie. Revelations 22.15
DENOUNCE THE EVIL OF THOSE WHO DO NOT ACKNOWLEDGE GOD IN THEIR KNOWLEDGE
And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Romans 1:28
It could be thought that with the statement we try to identify perverse and evil people, and in some cases, even atheistic and / or agnostic people.
The reality is that the statement is not aimed at identifying this type of people, but rather to recognize that there are people who do not want to acknowledge God in their knowledge, simply.
When we admit the possibility of this type of people, we will be surprised to discover that these are people who profess faith in Jesus, who define themselves as disciples of Jesus, but who do not take him into account for any of their own decisions.
Not acknowledge God in their knowledge means not following the instructions of Jesus, not seeking his spiritual direction, not even considering if what their proposes to do is in accordance with His Will.
Seeing it in this way we will see that it is not atheistic people, but believers, disciples, but not aligned according to biblical and spiritual protocols.
Are people who build on achievements, on testimonies, on acquisitions, in short, on superficial and cosmetic aspects.
Not acknowledge God in their knowledge causes that be built religious lives nuanced with haughtiness, pride, arrogance and competence. If we continue with the description that the Apostle Paul presents of this class of people, in his epistle to Romans, we will see that the description makes sense, and we will find them even within the same communities of faith.
Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, 30Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: 32Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them. Romans 1:29-32
In the recommendations that the apostle Paul gave to his closest collaborators, and to the communities of faith he visited, we will see that in them the need is present, as a protocol of execution, to denounce everything that is not subject to the Instructions from the Lord.
For example, the recommendation to Timothy,
Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. 2nd. Timothy 4:2
The recommendation to Tito,
These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee. Titus 2:15
To communities of faith, he recommended:
To denounce those who argue taking the Word as argument of dispute,
But if any man seems to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the churches of God. 17Now in this that I declare unto you I praise you not, that ye come together not for the better, but for the worse. 1st. Corinthians 11:16
To denounce those who do not conform to biblical doctrines,
Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. Galatians 5:21
Denounce and deviate from those who do not submit to biblical doctrines,
Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us. 2nd. Thessalonians 3:6
Denounce all profane and fabled talk,
But refuse profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness. 1st. Timothy 4:7
Denounce those who contend with issues that do not edify the congregation,
Neither gives heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do. 1st. Timothy 1:4
Denounce that religious knowledge does not bring benefit to the building up of the body of Christ,
Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth. Titus 1:14
Denounce the arrogance of not recognizing God, nor the advice of those who were sent by Him.
Though thou exalt thyself as the eagle, and though thou set thy nest among the stars, thence will I bring thee down, saith the LORD. Obadiah 4
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