THE ORIGIN OF COWARDICE
There seems to be nothing worse than being a coward. I know this because I experienced this emotion before I was set free from fear by the Word of God. The origin according to the Word in the above Scripture is surely not the God and Father of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. God did not give us the spirit of fear which makes one a coward.
THE SOURCE AND ORIGIN OF COWARDICE IS FROM THE GOD OF THIS WORLD – SATAN, THE GREATEST COWARD IN ALL CREATION. Cowardice can only originate from a coward and Satan is that coward. We will look at some examples of this cowardice from records clearly documented in the Word of God. Once you know, study, and apply the Word of God in your life, you will see that Satan is not even a worthy opponent. He kills helpless animals, maims and kills people, even small children. Death is an enemy and cannot be of the true God if God is all light and in Him is no darkness at all. I walked away from death twice. I am supposed to be dead twice. The second time this happened to me, I just simply decided I was not going to die. And I lived beyond any medical explanation. Satan is not that strong. What we have inside us once we are born again is much stronger.
This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. – I John 1: 5
God also states that the last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.
The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. – I Corinthians 15: 26
So then death is an enemy! So where does death originate? It comes from the devil. Here is a force second in power to the true God and he goes around killing mortals. It takes guts, doesn’t it? He needs to be exposed for what he really is and I am just the person to do so.
Why would I do such a thing when it seems like I would put myself in danger? Because I believe what the Word of God say and it says that the Christ in me is GREATER than any devil spirit that exists. And I do it because God told me to do it. It’s not nice to argue with God.
Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them [any and all devil spirits that exist]: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. – I John 4: 4
That’s what the Word says and that’s what the Word means. Greater means greater.
The Bible also documents clearly that the devil has the power of death. You wonder why so many people blame the true God for the loss of a loved one. They say ‘God took him’. Or ‘It was the Will of the Lord’. These are what so-called religious people say BECAUSE they do not study the Word of God. They know almost nothing about the Bible because they, by their own free will, listen to what some preacher that Satan himself endorses or some priest that went to a cemetery (oops I meant seminary) and learned from commentaries and from religious books. These people read around and around the Word of God and then act like they are some authority on God. You can only know God by studying His Word.
For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. – II Corinthians 11: 13, 14
Let’s take a look at Luke and the record of when Jesus was tempted of the devil. Verse one talks about Jesus Christ being led into the wilderness. We will begin with verse two (2).
Being forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days he did eat nothing: and when they were ended, he afterward hungered. And the devil said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread. – Luke 4: 2, 3
We can stop right there. Jesus Christ quoted the devil Scripture three (3) times in the rest of this record. But here is the point of this particular teaching.
The devil approached Jesus Christ when he had fasted for 40 days. Do you see the cowardice in this act? How can you miss it?!! Jesus Christ was hungry and at an unusual state, would you not agree?
Do you know who Satan goes after? The weak ones, spiritually or physically. He goes after people who usually know very little about the Word of God. He doesn’t mess with me because he loses every time. But at times, he will come back and try again. Do you remember the record concerning the Scribes and the Pharisees when Jesus Christ said that their father was the devil? These Scribes and Pharisees were born of the wrong seed. They accepted the devil as their god. This is referred to as the Unforgivable Sin and I have a teaching about this that is available to you.
Do you know that because of the accuracy and power of this web site (glory to God) that Satan has placed an alcoholic and a tramp living right near me to buffet me? And here is the part that may frighten some people unless your mind is renewed enough. THEY ARE BOTH BORN OF THE SEED OF THE SERPENT. They have committed the unforgivable sin. Top that. It took me about 16 years in total to defeat the one and about 5 years to defeat the other. Spiritually, they have lost their power over me. Now it’s my turn. Satan sent his strongest and disguised them very well. When God let me know what was really going on, they were exposed. When God told me, He knew I could handle it and that I would believe Him. Remember that the secret to Satan’s success is the secrecy of his moves. Once Satan’s methods are exposed, he cannot succeed. This type of spiritual attack is the strongest Satan can muster against a minister of God’s Word. Well, it makes life exciting. As I once heard a great believer once say: “What good is the power of God in Christ in us if we never get a chance to use it?”
Satan has a variety of different devil spirits that prey on the emotions and broken hearts of people who recently lost love ones. As I mentioned concerning ‘children of disobedience’, Satan preys on people’s minds making them believe that their loved ones are still alive! It takes courage, doesn’t it? He possesses people with devil spirits that supposedly deal with the dead. They are referred to as wizards (male) and witches (female).
And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living unto the dead. – Isaiah 8: 19
These are PRETENDED ARTS – they are COUNTERFEITS – LIES. Satan, in his natural cowardice manner, attacks people who are hurting and will give and do anything to have their loved ones back. Familiar spirits may counterfeit anything as long as they are familiar with the original. These spirits attend to the beck and call of what is referred to, as a person possessed – called a necromancer. A necromancer is used by Satan to IMPERSONATE the dead. That’s why so many people attend séances and dabble in spiritualism which is a devilish activity and eventually destroys the participant’s mind and body. The familiar spirit goes so far as to closely duplicate the dead person’s vocal chords. A very good account of this and other devilish activities is in a book called “The Challenging Counterfeit”. You should obtain this book while it is still available. Remember, the adversary is a such a coward that he has to hide to be successful. He would like all such books to go out of print as soon as possible. He has succeeded to a certain extent by removing many books by a minister who was an expert on Orientalisms and Eastern culture. It is necessary to be familiar with Eastern customs to fully understand much of what is written in the Bible.
THE DEAD ARE DEAD and they will stay dead until the return of Jesus Christ. If not, then what is the purpose of his return? He is coming back to raise the dead. THEN HOW CAN THEY BE ALIVE AFTER THEY DIE? DUH! That complete record about Saul and the witch at Endor documents this type of devilish activity. You should read Chapter 28 of I Samuel. Saul sealed his doom when he went to a woman who was possessed by a familiar spirit – a devil spirit).
And Saul disguised himself, and put on other raiment, and he went, and two men with him, and they came to the woman by night: and he said, I pray thee, divine unto me by the familiar spirit, and bring me him (Samuel) up, whom I shall name unto thee. – I Samuel 28: 8
This woman was very concerned and fearful of Saul since Saul had, in the past, banished wizards and those that had familiar spirits out of the land. She thought he was setting a trap for her to take her life. And Saul swore to her that she would receive no punishment. The record is very interesting and shows how Satan COUNTERFEITS the whole experience. The woman with the familiar spirit never brought Samuel’s true voice back for Saul to hear. The familiar spirit working in this witch did its very best to DUPLICATE Samuel. Why? Because the devil spirit was FAMILIAR with Samuel when he was alive. Now, do you understand it? Samuel is dead and is awaiting the second return of Jesus Christ just like everyone else who has fallen asleep. God is no respecter of persons, but of conditions only. If you die penniless or with billions of dollars, you’re still dead until Jesus Christ gets you up. And everyone is going to get up and answer to God. Then, in time, the devil will lose all of his power and will be tortured for all eternity. Now that’s what I call a party.
Remember, again, the secret to Satan’s success is the secrecy of his moves. Let me go over another particular type of devil spirit that performs cowardly acts – a charmer spirit.
You know that when two people (male and female) get married, they love one another very much. Then what happens so often? They begin to have serious problems and it is now said that 60% of marriages end in divorce. Divorce is very hurtful and stressful, to say the least. I know of a former married couple that were just madly in love with each other in their hearts, but they could not get along. They separated about 10 times, divorced and remarried twice, but eventually split up for good. There was even violence among them and the children suffered terribly. What happened?
I am so thankful to God for all He has taught me that I cannot even express it. It brings me such joy that I just give it all away to whoever has ears to hear (i.e. a mind to learn and apply). Satan takes the beautiful relationship and love two people have for one another and does his best to destroy it. It almost appears to me that he, himself, is jealous. How does he do this? Like a coward would. He hides behind people’s lack of knowledge of him. He has actually devised a certain type of devil spirit that is designed to ‘break up homes’. Did you ever see two people get along so very well in front of other people? And then when they are alone, they fight and argue constantly. That is the result of the infiltration, in their minds, of a charmer spirit. This spirit has the ability to make people see only the negative aspects of their partner – something that the love of the true God overlooks. That’s how sickening Satan is. His only purpose is to steal, kill, and destroy as is clearly stated in John.
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I [Jesus Christ] am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. – John 10: 10
The true God is full of love, courage, wisdom, pureness and righteousness and every other positive attribute that exists. While the god of this world is full of hate, cowardice, idiocy, impureness, unrighteousness, and every other negative attribute that exists.
Which God are you going to worship?
By the way, that couple who finally divorced for good, that I mentioned above. The one turned into a hopeless alcoholic and the other one put a gun to their head. They died alone and still in love with one another.
The adversary is playing for keeps. God needs people who will take a stand for Him in spite of any tribulations (mental pressures) he or she may face. You will never be disappointed when you stand for the true God of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed (disappointed in his expectation). – Romans 10: 11
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. – I Corinthians 15: 58