2 Corinthians 6:15, NASB: “Or what harmony has Christ with Belial, or what has a believer in common with an unbeliever?”
The above text makes a profound statement. The CEV translation reads “Is Christ a friend of Satan?”. The sure answer to that question is no! Christ is not in agreement with the devil. There is no compromise between the Kingdom of God and the kingdom of darkness. Light and darkness is in opposition against each other in the spiritual realm.
This brings us to our topic for today. The aim is to expose a wicked ruling spirit called Belial.
Matthew 12:45, NKJV: “Then he goes and takes with him seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter and dwell there; and the last state of that man is worse than the first. So shall it also be with this generation.”
The text tells us that there are varying degrees of evil. There are evil spirits which are more wicked than others. The text further explains that there could even be generations which are more evil than others because of the spiritual state of that generation.
What is the meaning of the word wicked?
The webster’s dictionary describes it as ‘morally very bad, evil, fierce, vicious, disposed to or marked by mischief, roguish, disgustingly unpleasant, vile, going beyond reasonable and predictable limits’. This describes the forces of darkness. We see that there are demons more fierce, vicious and vile than others.
One of the most wicked and vile spirits in the kingdom of darkness is the spirit of Belial. He is a RULING spirit of wickedness. This means that he is an overlord. He oversees a host of demonic entities which we will expose in the posts which will follow.
Belial in the Old Testament
This overlord is mentioned 27 times in the old testament and once in the new testament. His name expresses wickedness and everything which is ungodly. His aim is to cause destruction and to render something worthless. When you think about synonyms for worthless the words valueless, useless and despicable comes to mind. A common thought would be something which is deserving to be despised.
His aim is to cause mankind to commit sins that are so vile and contemptible that it rouses moral indignation. I know that sin is sin and that it carries the same ultimate spiritual consequence, but there are varying degrees of sin in the word of God. Under the law there were some sins that were considered “abominations” and punishable by death, while other sins required certain sacrifices. Belial’s purpose is to entice mankind into committing abominable sins that will bring the curse and judgement of God.
Belial the strongman
Belial is a strongman and can rule nations, generations, households and individuals. Belial is a world ruler of wickedness. The good news is that Belial can be defeated. Jesus Christ taught us the necessity of binding the strongman in order to spoil his goods.
Matthew 12:29 ASV: “Or how can one enter into the house of the strong man, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? And then he will spoil his house.
My pause for thought is that as we will start exposing this multiple demonic entities which presides under Belial that you will be equipped to destroy the work of the enemy in your personal life, that of your family and also broader circle of influence. Stay tuned.
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R v Staden