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Rainbow Divider
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TV Broadcast #1088

Part Two

August 11, 2013

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Transcript of message from TV Broadcast 1088 -- taken from Closed Captioning Text

— Brother Phil Enlow: You’ve got so many folks that think they’re born a certain way. You’ve got demons who are cultivating people to make a home in them. Let’s just get real about it. Let’s just tell the truth. You get a demon who’s got all kinds of wicked, perverse, whatever it is, stuff going on, and his nature, he’s gonna find somebody to express that through. He’s got to build a home. He can’t just walk in. He’s got to get your cooperation.

But the thing is, he blinds people to the real source. They think the thoughts are just arising out of them, their own brains, and guess what? Our culture is divorcing us from God. Doesn’t that all work out nice for him? All of a sudden, you are an evolved animal, evolved somehow magically from pond scum which somehow came from who knows what. Lord have mercy! I’ll tell you, people go down the road and the blindness is incredible.

But you’ve got somebody who thinks that they’re just an animal, and there is no accountability to anybody, and I have this desire, what could be wrong with my pursuing what I feel and what I want? There is a logic to that, isn’t there? You can see how the Devil has woven his lie and packaged it in such a way that it sounds totally reasonable!

But then again, of course, you’ve got some people who are homicidal maniacs, well, they’re just damaged. You know, we’ve got to fix them, or put them away, or do something. Man, you could go in so many directions with some of this stuff.

It’s just unbelievable what the devil has spawned in our world by this kind of philosophy. You’ve got Hitler on the one hand who was trying to perfect the race by eliminating millions and millions of people he considered to be inferior. What was driving all of that? Evolutionism. He believed in atheistic evolutionism, that we’re gonna perfect the race. Communists have done the same thing. All these other philosophies that are … liberalism and progressivism, it all comes out of the same fountain. We’re gonna fix the race.

But I’ll tell you, we’ve got wicked spirits. And when they … and here’s what Jesus is getting at. He goes to an arid place. He doesn’t have a home right now. He’s homeless! And miserable! So what does he do? “Then it says, I will return to the house I left.” So he goes back. “When it arrives, it finds the house unoccupied, swept clean and put in order.”

See, that was a picture of an individual who may be reformed and cleaned up a little bit on the outside, took on a little bit of religion. It was a picture of the nation of Israel that God had brought into a place of knowledge of some truth and blessing. But they never really came in touch with God, not as a nation.

And this individual…Jesus never came in! It’s not enough to get the devils out! If you’re not serving Jesus, if He is not resident Lord in your life, you are part of the kingdom of darkness. I don’t care how respectable you are in society. That is the kingdom you are a part of! It’s as simple as that! That’s the kind of stuff I’m not seeing in any of the commentary about all of this. God’s people need to know! We don’t need to pussyfoot around the truth!

So, “Then it goes and takes with it seven other spirits…” They weren’t shy about talking about such things as this. It was real! “…More wicked than itself, and they go in and…” What? “…Live there. And the final condition of that man is worse than the first. That is how it will be with this wicked generation.”

So you see there’s two levels here. But you see the condition of somebody who takes on a little bit of religion, but doesn’t ever open his heart and let Jesus come to live and reign! He has no defense. All the devil has to do is to come and to appeal to some aspect of your selfish nature, and he will lead you right down the pathway to destruction.

And the thing is, his appeal … we think about such obvious things as murder, and sexual deviancy and 1,001 other … somebody who’s just a homicidal maniac, or somebody who’s a drug addict, or a hopeless alcoholic, or something that’s really obvious to everybody. And we think, oh that’s what it’s like. Or it’s insanity … it’s like the Legion in the Bible. Well, if devils ever get in, we’ll know it because they’ll act absolutely crazy. They’ll be out of their mind and we’ll have to lock them up some place.

There are as many different kinds of devils as there are people. And not every devil is geared to man’s base nature in that sense. When Satan rebelled against God, he didn’t say, man, I want to get in the gutter. He said, I want to be like God. I will lift … I will dwell in the High Place. I’m gonna be Mister Big.

You don’t think there are spirits that provoke people to pride, to greed, to lust for power, every kind of high thing, to religion, every sort of thing that is other than Jesus Christ living and reigning, that comes out of our nature? There are demons that take over people’s lives and provoke them to seek those things! Yeah, you can examine somebody like Adam Lanza and it’s pretty obvious! But you could go into the halls of our government today and if God pulled the veil back, you would see demons in high places, ruling over this nation!

( congregational amens ).

You go back to Daniel and you listen to the man pray. And then an angel comes 21 days later and said, from the day you set your heart to pray, God heard you and I was sent. So what was he doing for 21 days? The Prince of Persia withstood me, and Michael came and helped me, and we fought, and here I am.

You don’t think this world is ruled over by wicked spirits that are part of Satan’s kingdom? You don’t think the human race is being herded, blindly into a world where Satan enthrones himself over mankind? Then you don’t get, you don’t know why things happen. Oh, I’ll tell you what, we need to wake up and realize what’s going on.

You’ve got all kinds of spirits you can just see in the scriptures. You’ve got the one that drove the man crazy and he lived out in the tombs. But you’ve got others that were spirits of infirmity. You’ve got others that caused blindness. You’ve got others that caused all kinds of other things, spirits of lust, extremely common! And every one of them affects and just takes over people’s lives by cultivating their natural desires. They’re dragged away by their own lusts and desires and Satan makes a home in their lives.

I’ll tell you what … now I’ll go back to this … it sounds like a pretty hopeless situation, doesn’t it? The whole world is helplessly under the power of Satan. Well, that means we’re not responsible … yeah, right. But God has not left man to himself.

( congregational amens ).

God has not left us without a door of hope. From the beginning, God has reached out in love and mercy to enlighten, to pull people out of this darkness, and He sent His own Son into the midst of this wicked world ruled over by spirits and they in their blindness crucified Him, thinking they were winning the battle and all they did was fulfill God’s plan and purpose. But He would take our guilt upon Himself and carry it to that cross, and carry it into the grave and open a door of hope for everyone.

( congregational amens ).

And all of those demons in hell that rule over this planet … well, they were partying! Man, they were having a big time, but Jesus rose from that grave and He defeated every devil!

( congregational praise ).

Death itself had no power over Him! All hell had no power over Him! He rose up and He rules and He reigns! And they couldn’t even keep Him on the planet, could they? The time came, He rose up, and the Word tells us that He sits at a throne. He reigns and He rules. And of course, the Devil’s gonna whisper to somebody, well, if He reigns and rules, why does all the bad stuff happen? Because we still live in a world where men reap what they sow.

( congregational amens ).

It’s not His responsibility to make our lives perfect and sweet here. He knows how to use the things of this world. But I’ll tell you what, there is a door of hope that has been reaching out ever since to every one whose heart can be opened and will listen.

But you know, of course, the Devil knows that, doesn’t he? He knows better than anybody here how utterly defeated he was. He knows the victory that was won. So what does he do? Well, it’s pretty obvious. Look at 2nd Corinthians, chapter 4, it’s the scripture I was trying to remember here, and we all know it.

So here’s Paul out preaching the Gospel, and his method, near the beginning of chapter 4, he says, “On the contrary, by setting forth the truth plainly we commend ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.” So Paul’s job was simply to preach the Gospel plainly. It wasn’t to try to trick people, it was just to look them in the eye and say, you are lost. Jesus Christ has the power to rescue you from Satan’s power, wipe out your guilt, and make you acceptable to God and give you a hope of eternity! Just a plain message.

But then listen to what he says. “And even if our gospel is veiled …” Something is hiding it. “… It is veiled to those who are perishing. The god of this age ….” See, there you have it again. There is a god of this age. He is not going to survive beyond this age. Thank God, God’s gonna banish him forever! But in this present age, God is allowing him to rule, because men give him the rule over their lives! They yield to the darkness! And the result is that they are blind!

It says, “The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.” So that’s Satan’s business. You wonder why we see such an angry resistance and condemnation and suppression of Christianity in the world today? And I realize a lot of it’s not worth anything. But I’ll tell you, they don’t want to hear the name of Christ. They want to banish Him from anybody, from every place on the planet, if they could. If the devil could step in right now and kill every Christian and banish the name of Christ, he would do it! He would do it. Thank God, God is overriding him for the fulfillment of His purpose.

( congregational amens ).

That’s what gives me hope this morning. You know, you could listen to all this and be afraid. That’s not what God wants. But He sure does want us to understand when we turn on the news and we see the incredibly ugly, wicked, vile things that happen every day in our world, and you just see that devils have just taken over somebody’s life. You know, Revelation 12 tells us about the victory of the cross, and it tells us how it warns the inhabiters of the earth. Woe to you, “… the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath …” (KJV).Why?

( congregational response ).

He knows he has a short time. The cross put an absolute limit on all that he is able to do. Well, if that was true then, what do you think is true now? Do you think the Devil has an inkling that time is moving along and that his time is running out? Do you sense the anger in the world today? You see somebody like Adam lash out and do what he did, but I mean, it’s there.

Then you turn around and some of these liberal pundits who try to sort it all out, they get angry. There’s just anger … the devil’s just trying to do all the damage he can while he can. Man, we need to be on the Lord’s side 100 percent in this hour.

( congregational amens ).

So where is the condemnation? Jesus tells us, doesn’t He? John chapter 3. What’s going on? John chapter 3, and we have the wonderful verse, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe….” (NIV).

And this is not just ignorance here. This is refusal to believe. You can see from the context. “… Whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil.” That’s what’s going on. It’s not that men don’t have light, it’s that they absolutely have hardened their hearts against the light that they do have!

And the result of that is not good, is it? “Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light …” Why? “… For fear that his deeds will be exposed.” Man, you want to know at least part of the reason why Christianity is so … there’s such a lack of tolerance of it? People don’t want to hear anything that suggests that they are responsible, that they are guilty, that there’s anything wrong with them!

( congregational response ).

You know, we live in a world that is supposedly preaching tolerance of everybody, unless you happen to be a Christian.

( congregational response ).

They feel perfectly justified in being murderously intolerant, at times, of Christians. And it’s murderous in many parts of the world right now. We may get there here. I’ll tell you, God will be with His people, though. Nothing ever gonna happen that takes Him by surprise or that overpowers His plan. Thank God! We’re safe in His hands regardless of what the circumstances are.

But that’s the world that we live in. There’s kids growing up today that have no idea what it was like in the days of even “The Brady Bunch,” let alone, go back before that. I happened to see an old episode of “The Brady Bunch” the other day. What a contrast!

( laughter ).

Lord have mercy! And that was pretty modern compared to “Father Knows Best”, when I was growing up. It at least reflected the values that we professed to have as a culture. Family was valued. But you know the folks want to take over the world and destroy our society, that’s one of the things they’ve attacked. They have attacked, deliberately, the family!

( congregational response ).

They recognize that that is the bulwark of God’s plan for an orderly society that transmits values to the next generation! Tear it down! Encourage people to live together without marriage! Get men to marry men, and women to … you know it goes on, and on, and on. Anything that will destroy the family! Let’s get women to rise up and declare themselves to be victims and oppressed and throw off the shackles of male domination. Good Lord! It just goes on and on and on.

You think these things have just happened? There are men who have sat around in conferences and rooms and planned these things. Where did they get their inspiration from? It comes from Lucifer!

( congregational response ).

We might as well stand up and tell the truth. And there has been an absolute organized campaign by people inspired of Satan to destroy the morals of this country! How do they do it? All they have to do is get a hold of Hollywood. All they have to do is get a hold of TV. And you look … I mean, I’ve lived long enough, and some of you have lived longer than I have, to have seen the progression, where there was a degree of innocence when I was growing up.

There ain’t no more! The dirtier the better. The uglier the better. There is no theme that’s really off-limits. There are people out there today that would do anything if they could get away with it! They hate everything about what this culture has ever stood for.

You know, that’s where … there is some truth in people observing how we’ve moved away from God. This nation has had a lot of warts, a lot of things wrong with it, certainly been far from perfect. But I’ll tell you, in the beginning there was, and I believe God sat in on those conferences that devised our Constitution and our way of life.

But there were foundational beliefs in that time that there was a God! That was known! That was considered to be a fact by everybody! It was also considered to be a fact that there was a moral law — there was moral order to the universe. Man didn’t get to make up his own rules. If we wanted to enjoy the blessings of liberty, which phrase exists in some of the early documents … to secure for ourselves the blessings of liberty, if we’re gonna have any of that, we’re gonna have to be ruled by laws and not men. And the laws that we’re going to choose are going to have to conform to that law.

That was taught in Law Schools, the Principle of Divine Law … for a while. And the Devil said, boy, I’d better do something about this. We’ve got a system here that is absolutely geared against me. I’ve got to do something.

But do you know … it was Charles Finney. He was a lawyer before he was a preacher and I remember reading his autobiography, I guess, memoirs, whatever you want to call it. And he talked about a period of time when he was in a certain city and he held a series of lectures to lawyers. And because of their belief, they understood certain bedrock things, he was able logically starting from that belief that everybody shared that there was a God and a moral order, He was able to prove the Bible and the Gospel! Logically…to lawyers! Try that today.

The devil has gotten hold of the universities, the education system, every aspect of our society has been strangled. The public education, the values that they’re teaching in public education … they’re probably not as bad in North Carolina as they are where I grew up in Massachusetts and New York, but I’ll tell you what, it’s absolutely, the devil has deliberately just taken over our culture and driven it away from the moorings, away from anything.

The simple thing like prayer in the public schools … my God, if we recited that prayer every day in public school, do you think that would stop everything? Those are symptoms. Those are symptoms of a nation that has made choices. And we have made a choice in this nation to reject God. I don’t care what you say. A majority of our country has rejected God and rejected everything He stands for.

I know there’s people that say, well, we’ve got to do this, we’ve got to do that. Well, I don’t think I see any stops between here and disaster myself. I don’t want to be just negative. I want to realistic, though. Because there’s another dimension that we’ve got to remember. We’re not just living in a world that’s gonna go on and on. We are living within a world that has an end. It has an expiration date that God has already set.

Now he didn’t explain that to the Mayans or to some of these would-be date-setter preachers. At least, He didn’t give them the date. But I’ll tell you, there is an expiration date. There is a plan that is wrapping up. And we are not seeing just evil as usual. You know, there’s always been bad things happen. You go back through history, there’s been all kinds of ugliness happen, but this is not the same. Something has changed.