Most believers underestimate the powers and existence of the dark kingdom in our contemporary world.
Truth be told, the devil and his agents do not need the consent of believers to operate. Satan and his formidable forces rule the unsaved world except believers who have vowed to obey God's commandments.
It is public knowledge that there is an ancient battle between God and Satan for the eternal destiny of mankind and of planet earth.
This conflict does not only involve God and Satan but it also involves the moral decisions of believers.
It involves the total submission of believers to God’s Holy will which is love and mercy.
As believers, we have choices to make in this battle. Are believers going to disobey God and allow Satan and his agents win this battle or believers are going to denounce sin, girdle their loins, put on the full armour of Christ and stand by God throughout this battle?
Revelation 12: 7-8 confirms this battle.
"And there was war in heaven:Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels.And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.”
Angel Gabriel confirmed the existence of territorial spirits when he told Prophet Daniel that the Prince of Persia(a demon)delayed him from delivering Daniel's prayer request.
“But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days.”
Prophet Isaiah also confirmed the existence of a spirit in the Sea in Isaiah 27:1
"In that day the LORD will take his terrible, swift sword and punish Leviathan, the swiftly moving serpent, the coiling, writhing serpent. He will kill the dragon of the sea".
Again, Apostle John in his prophesy on the Greek Island of Patmos also confirmed the existence of these water spirits in the book of Revelations.
Revelation 13:1 says
"And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy".
According to Colossians 2:18, the main objective of these water spirits is to prevent believers from worshipping the true God who is the creator of the universe. They deceive believers by introducing them to false doctrines and philosophies.
Places and people affected by the manifestation of water spirits have the following characteristics.
There is excessive gratification and egotism in persons possessed by water spirits. People who have been inhabited by water spirits always want others to bow to them and worship them. They always want to boast over achievements and get honoured.
When Pharaoh arrogated to himself the powers of creation and being a god in Exodus 5:2 and 1st Corinthians 8:5-6 , this is what God told Prophet Ezekiel in Ezekiel 28:2
"Son of man, say to the leader of Tyre, `Thus says the Lord GOD, "Because your heart is lifted up And you have said, `I am a god, I sit in the seat of gods In the heart of the seas'; Yet you are a man and not God, Although you make your heart like the heart of God"
Again, *churches of error* usually dominate in areas affected by the manifestation of water spirits.
Revelation 16 :14 says "For they are the spirits of devils working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.”
These water spirits attack men of God who preach "holiness" in their territory by leading them into promiscuity and other embarrassing behaviours. Juvenile delinquency, prostitution, immorality are some of the common sins found in areas where these water spirits operate.
They forbid the people they possess from getting married, they cause broken homes etc. They somestimes abuse their victims sexually in dreams.Those possessed by these water spirits usually find themselves swimming or crossing the river in their dreams.
Also, these water spirits lock up the material wealth and financial breakthrough of their victims. They make sure their victims remain poor and helpless so they can rely on them for protection through charms and amulets.
Nahum 2:6 says, "The river gates are opened, and the palace erodes away".
Furthermore, these water spirits reveal hidden secrets to their followers and devotees thereby encouraging the practices of divinations, witchcraft, necromancy, sorcery etc
Ezekiel 28 :3, Deuteronomy 18:10-11
Moreover, Ezekiel 28:4 talks about how rulers and traders who consult these water spirits get rich and powerful.
"by your wisdom and your understanding
you have made wealth for yourself,
and have gathered gold and silver
into your treasuries".
After they are consulted, they sow seeds of corruption, heartlessness, deceit etc in their followers and devotees.
Additionally, water spirits impact on their victims the tendency to go nude. They alter the personality of the people they inhabit. That is, a decent person will all of a sudden see nothing wrong with exposing certain parts of his or her body in public. The person doesnt mind going nude at the beach.
That is the spirit behind people who go nude at naked beaches and naked temples..
Ezekiel 23: 3 says
"They became prostitutes in Egypt, engaging in prostitution from their youth. In that land their breasts were fondled and their virgin bosoms caressed."
Besides, these water spirits incite their victims to cause mayhem as these spirits are themselves violent.
In Mark 5:7-13, we are told how the legion spirits in the Gardarene demoniac drove the pigs violently into the sea and drowned them.
Nahum 3:1-3 says Nineveh was situated near the sea and it was said to be a bloody warlike violent city.
Last but not least, these water spirits strengthen themselves through human blood so they cause air, water and road accidents.They sometimes cause civil wars , ritual killings, sicknesses etc.
"And I saw the woman drunk with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the witnesses of Jesus. When I saw her, I wondered greatly".
Numbers 23 :24
"Behold, a people rises like a lioness, And as a lion it lifts itself; It will not lie down until it devours the prey, And drinks the blood of the slain."
Ezekiel 39: 18
"You will eat the flesh of mighty men and drink the blood of the princes of the earth, as though they were rams, lambs, goats and bulls, all of them fatlings of Bashan".
Beloved, always remember the devil does not require your signature to capture.
The idea of Children of God acknowledging the existence of water spirits is not a lazy mentality as some apostles of philosophy want us to believe.
The onus lies on believers to put on the full armour of Christ in this end time and refrain from putting the devil and his agents to test.
Written by: Nana Ama Asantewaa Kwarkoh