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For the New Year, 2021

Three Legs to Victory

(By Bart Peacher – It Is time Israel website: www.itistimeisrael.org) All Scriptures from NKJV

Rev 12:3 And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great, fiery red dragon ……7 And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, 8 but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer. 9 So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

This may be the first time in the history of the world that virtually every nation under heaven is under intense simultaneous attack. We are talking about the covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. Out of the 193 recognized nations that make up the world, approximately only 10 of them claim to have no virus. Some are small Pacific island nations with strict travel restrictions but one or two like North Korea and Turkmenistan may be a bit dubious in their claims.

The Spanish flu of 1918 infected approximately one-third of the world and the Black Plague of 1347 to 1351, which was the deadliest pandemic in history, covered basically three continents.  In contrast, now in 2020, the entire world is under a pandemic attack!

A former Obama senior staff member made one of the evilest statements in modern times: “Don’t let a crisis go to waste”.

This covid-19 crisis, although it involves a real virus, has been a cover for evil to usher in a war against righteousness and freedom via imparting paralyzing fear causing people to practice programs that separate family and friends.

Aggressive mask-wearing coupled with social distancing and extensive business lockdowns, etc. is a recipe for killing economies and population control.

In the USA, the covid-19 pandemic, election fraud, corruption and spying in educational institutions, cyberattacks on at least fifteen Federal Government agencies, the spread of propaganda thru corrupted mass media, technology theft, foreign currency manipulations, and buying USA top secrets and influence from powerful politicians clearly reveals unrighteous evil forces desire to rule the whole earth.

Who or what is responsible for this? And what, if anything, can we as believers do about it? Could it be that the Scriptures in the introduction above offer a reasonable hint? The Word of God tells us that things that are seen are manifested from the unseen world.

Rom 1:20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse …

1 Peter 5:8-10 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. 9 Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world.

Job suffered in his natural life because, behind the scenes in the spiritual world, the Lord wanted to prove a point to Satan that Job was loyal to God alone. Remember that, in Job’s day, Satan had access to walk to and from earth and Heaven.

Job 1:8 Then the Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered My servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, one who fears God and shuns evil?”

Job 2:4…….So Satan answered the Lord and said, “Skin for skin! Yes, all that a man has he will give for his life. 5 But stretch out Your hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will surely curse You to Your face!” 6 And the Lord said to Satan, “Behold, he is in your hand, but spare his life.”

Jesus confirmed that a day had come when Satan no longer had access to Heaven and witnessed the devil’s fall to earth during his earthly ministry in Luke 10:18

Luke 10:18 And He said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.

This was confirmed in the book of the Revelation.

Rev 12:7 And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, 8 but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer. 9 So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

Could it be that the current battle in the USA over the 2020 Federal election results is just the tip of the iceberg of a far greater conflict than what is obvious? That, although God’s people have been consciously resisting the devil since the Cross, this may be the beginning of a final great battle for an overcoming defeat of Satan who is now confined to earth?

Eph 2:2 in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience 12 Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and you who dwell in them! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea! For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has a short time.”

Would the fall of America’s Marxist/Democrat party in the USA be the beginning of the global defeat of the Biblical red dragon? That communist China who calls itself the Red Dragon is behind most of the global, USA in particular, attacks

Arguably God birthed the USA to be the global shining beacon of freedom for all nations until the time for the emergence of Israel. God speaks to Israel in Isaiah.

Isa 60:12 For the nation and kingdom which will not serve, you shall perish, And those nations shall be utterly ruined.

Obviously, China is not the only nation under the influence of Satan but it may be the dragon’s stronghold globally.

The dragon suffered complete defeat from heaven at the hands of Michael and his angels but Jesus exposed Satan’s mob at the cross so that we could see who we are dealing with behind the scenes.

Col 2:15 Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it.

Saints have been battling the dragon on and around the earth since the time of Christ but It may be time for remnants of called saints (they know who they are) to begin to completely overcome him. Do believers really have a dog in this fight? The answer is a resounding Yes! The dragon is opposed by practicing daily resistance.

1 Peter 5:8-Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.

James 4:7 Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

But what does this resistance entail? The Word of God says that there are three legs to victory.

Rev 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death. 

1st leg – By the Blood of the Lamb,

we are redeemed, clear of sin, and, like the high priest, meet with God in the Holy of Holies:

Eph 1:7 In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace

Heb 9:22 And according to the law almost all things are purified with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no remission.

Heb 10:19-20 Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, …

2nd leg – By the Word of their Testimony,

and there are many, we give witness to the Truth that Jesus the Christ is the Son of God, our Savior, that the devil is rejected by God thereby rejected by us and we will always belong to God, not the devil, and have eternal life in His Son:

1 John 5:11-13 And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. 12 He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.

Rom 10:9-11…. if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

Col 1:13 He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, 14 in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.

3rd leg – They did not love their lives to the death:

This one is probably the least realized by most believers because the fear of death is what restricts us from being totally used by God. If we fear death we will debate with the Lord before doing certain things that He may ask us to do. An extreme example would be God wanting to send us to a Middle Eastern terrorist camp to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus! Most would certainly debate doing that one, ha-ha.

Probably none of us are naturally fearless but we can decide that we will agree with His Word and lay aside our lives, reject all fear, and follow Him. When we do, He will equip us with the anointing to accomplish His plans.

Heb 2:14-16…. that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, 15 and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.

1 Cor 15:55-57 “O Death, where is your sting? O Hades, where is your victory?” 56 The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

We are now considered sinless in Jesus Christ and delivered from the law of Moses!! Thus, free from fear of death if we exercise our Will to agree with His Word.

Josh 10:25-26 “Do not be afraid, nor be dismayed; be strong and of good courage, for thus the Lord will do to all your enemies against whom you fight.”

In summary, the coronavirus pandemic seems to have brought the planet to a tipping point with respect to global corruption and the war for world dominance?

If the dragon/Satan can cut off the head of nations ordained by God (the USA), the Satanic parties comprised of corrupt politicians and mass media working with the dragon, would effectively cause a downward spiral resulting in evil domination and loss of freedom for all nations.

It should not be surprising that the Biblical Red Dragon is using the Chinese Red Dragon to initiate a great battle against God’s righteousness on earth. The chosen saints of God will fight utilizing the three legs to victory but it will be a terrible battle.

Jesus told us that, before His next coming, things on the earth would get awfully dark but He did not tell His people NOT TO FIGHT. On the contrary, we are always in the fight, resisting and overcoming the devil, following the Lord wherever He leads us. We will do our part and He will take care of the days.

“Mark 13:19-20 19 For in those days there will be tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the creation which God created until this time, nor ever shall be.  20 And unless the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake, whom He chose, He shortened the days.

Remember the battle cry of Moses when they marched with the Ark of God (The Lord) in the lead.

Num 10:34 And the cloud of the Lord was above them by day when they went out from the camp. 35 So it was, whenever the ark set out, that Moses said: “Rise up, O Lord! Let Your enemies be scattered, And let those who hate You flee before You.” 36 And when it rested, he said: “Return, O Lord, To the many thousands of Israel.”

Those who are called to this battle know who they are. If you haven’t done so already, it may be time to buy a sword as our Lord said in Luke 22:36.

Luke 22:36 and he who has no sword, let him sell his garment and buy one.

Just some thought, Bart