Too many of my friends have been fired, pushed out of their jobs or are being oppressed right now by evil people in positions of authority. These domineering people are willing to literally sell their souls to Satan for the money and power they receive. Many are bullies and rule by fear. They thrill at the feeling of power they get when they can control and rule over other human beings.
It’s sad, but true. And anyone who has been under a person like this knows how horrific it really is. These bullies rip the joy right out of you and leave you so exhausted at the end of the day that you have no energy left. They suck the life out of you. And they care nothing about you, except what you can do for them.
If you’re a giving person and full of life, they will make it so that you have no one to give to. They steal your anointing away from you and make you feel useless, worn out, flat-lined and you might not even know why. But I’m going to tell you why. The answers are all in God’s Word.
The Bible calls these powerful people “sons of Belial” or “workers of iniquity.” They willfully serve Satan. Mostly they won’t come right out and tell you that. Only recently have some of the boldest musical artists admitted and proclaimed the actual rite of selling their souls to Satan, the blood sacrifice ritual involved and the signed contracts that normally last about 10 years, as far as we know.
Although we haven’t heard much about them in church, more and more Christians are becoming aware of their presence and learning what to do about them. The devil has manipulated and fed into people’s ego throughout history to manipulate and oppress others. They especially like to rule over Christians. In the work place these SOBs (sons of Belial) love to have Christians work for them because generally Christians are good workers, on time, detail-minded and loyal. The SOB’s use this to their own advantage.
When you become aware of their motives and methods either through experience or studying it in the Word of God, or preferably both, you will never NOT recognize them again.
So in this article I want to expose some more prominent aspects of their character so that you will be more apt to recognize who they are and what they do.
They are “merchandisers of men” (2 Pet 2:3). They gather and use good-hearted workers as stock items to carry out their deeds. They really don’t care about the individual, only what that person can do for them. They abuse workers in sneaky ways: requiring more tasks than what’s reasonable, extra hours without pay, “mandatory” social events, etc. Since they love to prey on Christians they will often use the guilt trip as a technique to get what they want.
When they want what you have, they’ll send someone to sidle up to you and try to learn or extract skills from you, only to get rid of you and give the job to one of their SOBs-in-training.
Often they are not the spokesperson, but the one behind the scenes, calling the punches. They desire to be applauded and put on a pedestal for all their good charitable works; but behind the scenes they are out to take down anyone they perceive as being in their way. They speak peace and work wickedness at the same time, speaking out of both sides of their mouths. They are extremely sneaky and try to befriend and snare people with their smooth words. They are never to be trusted.
Proverbs 6:17-18 tells us, they have “a proud look, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that are swift in running to evil, a false witness who speaks lies, and one who sows discord among brethren.”
These are just some of the general characteristics of these sons of Belial. Psalm 7:11 says, “God is angry with the wicked [SOBs] every day.”
In my next article we’ll learn from King David how to escape from, avoid, attack and bring down the spiritual bullies that unfortunately embody some of the people around us. God gave David an entire arsenal of specific weapons that we’ll read about and talk about next time.
If you’re interested in this subject, there’s a great book you can get for only $8 – well worth the money! It’s EXPOSING SONS OF BELIAL: IDENTIFYING AND OVERCOMING CHILDREN OF THE DEVIL by Dale Sides. www.lmci.org
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