Anti-marriage spirits (entry: demonic blockades)
If this is your first time with this topic, you can read the first part of Anti-marriage spirits.
But we, brethren, being taken from you for a short time in presence, not in heart, endeavoured the more abundantly to see your face with great desire. Wherefore we would have come unto you, even I Paul, once and again; but Satan hindered us. (1 Thessalonians 2:17-18)
We are continuing with the topic, exploring the demonic agenda against the institution of marriage established by God in the beginning. We showed in the first part – that the demonic agenda is firstly to prohibit ENTRY into the institution. There are a myriad of schemes released by the enemy to achieve this primary intention – “forbid them from entering…”
We want to add further scriptural evidence in this installment to show that it is the mandate of satan to stand as an opponent to the progress of believers according to the prophecy of scripture. What do I mean “the prophecy of scripture..” The prophecy of scripture is the revelation of the mind of God through the scriptures. The scriptures reveal what God desires regarding the lives of mankind. We are showing that satan actively opposes the mind of God regarding humanity. In this instance – we are showing this with a focus on God’s mind regarding marriage – the life long covenant relationship between a man and his wife.
An Apostle is an authorized messenger of God sent forth with specific instructions on the message to preach to the believers. He goes in the authority and power of Jesus Christ who sent him. This was the ministry of Paul as he asserts time and again when he writes letters to believers in many places. (see Chapter 1 Verse 1 of all Paul’s letters except for Philippians; 1 & 2 Thessalonians; Philemon and Hebrews).
Paul, carrying a message that Jesus sent him to preach claims that satan succeeded in hindering him. He was not hindered from going to a party or business meeting, but from the supply of a ministry to the people at Thessalonica. Satan, a spiritual being, is actively involved in hindering the ministry of the gospel of Jesus Christ as shown here in the instance of Paul the apostle. If satan was involved in hindering, blocking or resisting the progress of the ministry of Paul – we are naive to believe that we are an exception.
If you follow from the point we made in the first part of this series, we showed that satan sponsors the release of a curriculum of false teaching, which Paul aptly calls the doctrines of devils. These doctrines or teachings are aimed at defiling the minds of mankind regarding different topics. One specific mention is – forbidding to marry. From this we revealed a clear demonic will to falsely teach people not to enter the marriage covenant.
From this we see that it is a demonic desire to stop people from the marriage covenant. That was the first level – stopping individuals from entering the marriage institution through the power of a false doctrine, teaching or ideology.
Paul’s testimony in this text, brings us to the next level of the demonic agenda regarding the prohibition of individuals from the marriage covenant. If satan was committed to hinder the preaching of the gospel, or the will of God to God’s people, he is also committed to hinder the will of God from coming to pass in their lives. This is one area of the will of God regarding humanity – the marriage covenant.
Paul speaks of satanic hindrance. This hindrance is not discharged through information, teaching or a mindset in the believer. This hindrance is discharged through satanic spiritual blockade, interference, detour, delay and denial. It is a spiritual work of placing road blocks on the path to the believer’s progress. Progress in what? In this instance, progress in marriage.
Why is this important to know? It is very important to know what is happening behind the scenes. What is happening behind the scenes informs you of what to do on the scene. Talking about this lifts the veil of darkness by discharging the light of the word. The release of light into darkness disarms it and allows people to go free. We will talk more about that. For now, meditate on this light.
Give special thought to send this article to married couples & single people considering marriage.