building spiritual barriers

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building spiritual barriers

Ezekiel 13:20-23

Ezekiel 13:20 ” ‘Therefore, this is what the Lord Yahveh says: Notice I am against your magic bands with which you ensnare throats like birds, and I will tear them from your arms. I will free the throats you have ensnared like birds.
Ezekiel 13:21 I will also tear off your veils and rescue my people from your hands, so that they will no longer be prey in your hands. Then you will know that I am Yahveh.
Ezekiel 13:22 Because you have disheartened the righteous person with lies (when I intended no distress), and because you have supported the guilty person so that he does not turn from his evil way to save his life,
Ezekiel 13:23 therefore you will no longer see false visions or practice divination. I will rescue my people from your hands. Then you will know that I am Yahveh.'”

building spiritual barriers

The female prophets to whom Ezekiel is addressing this prediction are utilizing animistic cult practices to recieve messages from the unseen realm. In response to their false prophecies, God promises to remove their ability to receive those messages. Because they used their influence to dishearten the righteous and support the guilty, God was going to put a barrier between them and the unclean spirits who had been empowering them. God has power over all things. He can most certainly do that.

One of the prayers we should be praying in our regular spiritual warfare is that the LORD put barriers between the animistic practitioners who are at work among us. They are not on the LORD’s side, and he wants to take away their influence. But are we asking him to do that? I think that many of us have fallen for the secularism that chooses to ignore the spirit realm. When we do so, we risk becoming their victims.

LORD, build barriers between us and the unclean spirits who want to destroy us.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at marmsky@gmail.com -- !
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