WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT SONS OF BELIAL AT WORK?
What can we do about those who are sold out to Satan? What’s the solution? First of all we have to realize we’re dealing with someone with a goal. They are dedicated and diligent in going after that goal, whether it’s fame, money or power. They’ve made a contract with the devil, to obey and serve him in exchange for the prize they so desire. You are not dealing with a buck private here, but a five-star general.
David in the Bible dealt with these very committed evil people all his life and when he was about to die he gave specific instructions to his children regarding them. According to 2 Samuel 23:1, “These be the last words of David.” Verse 6, “The sons of Belial shall be all of them as thorns thrust away because they cannot be taken with hands.” This statement is vitally important and the first thing we have to get straight when it comes to dealing with those who are sons of Satan: You CAN NOT make the mistake of getting too close to these people. The closer you get to them, the more dangerous they are to you.
They are so connected to demons in the evil spiritual realm, they will instantly recognize the Christ in you and begin to target you. You can’t fight demons by being clever or smart on a physical level—you will lose. David tells us in verse 7, “the man that shall [absolutely] touch them must [imperative] be filled with iron [full of the strength of the Lord] and the staff of a spear.”
Envision yourself holding the “staff of a spear.” There’s distance between you and the enemy. Rather than being close enough to put a hand on them, you need the distance of the spear between you. Sometimes that distance is physical.
Say, for instance, the company you work for is run by Sons of Belial (they are sometimes called this in the Bible), stay as far away as possible. If you believe Jesus wants you there, stay under the radar, keeping a low profile while you do what you need to and learn what you need to learn. If you become too noticeable to them they will come after you in some way or other. Remember, they are following the lead of Satan, whose mission is to “steal, kill and destroy” (John 10:10) anything and anyone that God loves.
If there comes a point where you can’t do your anointing and can’t be who you really are, it’s time to get out. I know it’s probably not what you want to hear, but it’s true. Don’t try to be a martyr and think you can tough it out or that you can be the one who will change the whole company. If SOBs are in authority, most often the best thing to do is walk away. You can do a lot more after you’re gone than if you stay. They’ll beat you down until they can get you fired or you have to quit because your physical or mental health is so bad. If you stay too long, it may take a much longer time to recover your true self.
I can’t reiterate enough: These people are disciplined and dedicated, more so than most Christians you know. They are in direct communication with the devil. Because they know him, and he knows you, Satan gives these people instruction on how to get to you in ways you could never imagine or prove in a courtroom.
I’ve seen these SOBs weaken good Christian people to the point of suicide, heart attacks, mental disorders and very long and tough recovery periods. It’s awful. So if you’re in a no-win situation, be willing to let go. Walk away. Ask for the Lord’s wisdom and when He says, “Go,” RUN!
Jesus told his disciples, “And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear you, when ye depart thence, shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony against them. Verily I say unto you, it shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment, than for that city” (Mk 6:11). These are strong words!
Jesus had several times when He had to walk away too. Matt 12:14-15 is just one example, “Then the Pharisees went out, and held a council against him, how they might destroy him. But when Jesus knew it, he withdrew himself from thence: and great multitudes followed him, and he healed them all.” You see? Jesus got out of there fast, and immediately he got great results and was back healing and doing wonderful things for the people.
The problem with most of us Christians is that we often stay in a bad situation too long. We’re way too religious about thinking we can handle it. The Lord is coming back soon. There’s no time to tough it out. God has much more for you to do in these last days – exciting things, wonderful things.
If you are not in a situation where SOBs are already in top positions, they may be invited into your space. The thing is you may not recognize them at first because, like the tares among the wheat, they look the same as normal people at first. It seems unfair that you should have to be the one to leave since you were there first, but again, you have to pray and God will tell you what’s best. Be willing to really hear and act on what He says.
David in the Bible was harassed by followers of Satan coming at him from every angle. He told his children SOBs could only be held off and destroyed by you being filled with the strength of God, not by hands (clever physical means), but with the “shaft of the spear.” The Word of God is that spear. The following are some of the “spear” verses you can use against SOBs whether in their company or out. These verses work. I suggest that you carefully read them over and choose the ones that you can relate to in your own situations. You will not only be able to see results for yourself, but in using these spears, you will be able to help others who have fallen prey to the SOBs.
Please take the time to read and use these SOB verses:
“He made a pit and dug it out, and has fallen into the ditch which he made. His trouble shall return upon his own head, and his violent dealing shall come down on his own crown” (Psalm 7:11-16).
“Let those be put to shame and brought to dishonor…. Let them be like chaff before the wind, and let the angel of the Lord chase them. Let their way be dark and slippery, and let the angel of the Lord pursue them” (Psalm 35:4-6).
“Let their eyes be darkened, so that they do not see; and make their loins shake continually” (Psalm 69:23).
“Their sword shall enter their own heart, and their bows shall be broken” (Psalm 37:12-15).
“Break their teeth in their mouth, O God! Break out the fangs of the young lions, O Lord! Let them flow away as waters which run continually; when he bends his bow, Let his arrows be as if cut in pieces. Let them be like a snail which melts away as it goes. Like a stillborn child of a woman, that they may not see the sun” (Psalm 58:6-8)
“Set a wicked man over him [SOB], and let an accuser stand at his right hand. When he is judged, let him be found guilty, and let his prayer become sin. Let his days be few, and let another take his office…. Let the creditor seize all that he has, and let strangers plunder his labor. Let there be none to extend mercy to him” (Psalm 109:6-12).
“God shall likewise destroy you [SOBs] forever. He shall take you away, and pluck you out of your dwelling place, and uproot you from the land of the living. Selah” (Psalm 52:5).
“Let death seize them; Let them go down alive into hell, for wickedness is in their dwellings and among them” (Psalm 55:15).
A powerful verse in Psalm 149:9 tells us, “To execute on them (SOBs) the written judgement [the above scriptures and many more that are found in the Psalms]—this honor have all His saints. Praise the Lord!”
In my next article, I’ll give you a true story of how an SOB came into my realm and how, after using some of these verses, the Lord worked in me to get rid of the guy. It’s always about God energizing the work. He’s the one who gives us the tremendous strength, wisdom and knowledge to be able to help each other to stay on top and live victoriously in the world today.
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