The Physics of Demonic Activity
In the physical science of electricity, one of the most fundamental laws is Ohm’s Law; expressed as E=IR.
Here E is Electromotive force or voltage; I is the current, flow of electrons or Intensity; and R is the Resistance to that flow.
This law describes the relationship of the simple circuit. In order for current to flow, there must be: a current or movement of electrons; a force driving that current; and a load through which to drive it. As stated in this law: the larger the driving force (E), the greater the amount of electron flow through a given resistance or load (I); and the greater the resistance (R), the lesser amount of electron flow for a given force.
Ohm’s law is a material law; and like all material laws, there is a corresponding law in the immaterial from which it came. One example of this law in the immaterial; relates to the intentions and actions of the enemy to supplant that which is in, or is of; the image and likeness of God; with that which is of him—that is; that which is not of God but is of the enemy.
That which is of him (the enemy) and not of Him, is analogous to the current. The enemy needs to get his current to flow into the hosts. As in an electrical circuit, once the current gets into the hosts; then changes begin.
The enemy does this in two very basic ways with respect to this E=IR law; both attempting to use forces, but with different tactical; (but the same strategic); intentions.
Firstly; he does this by the utilization of forces against the hosts that are analogous to voltage. He “cranks up” this voltage in order to get current to flow from him to the hosts. Much “actionable intelligence” can be gained by carefully observing the nature of these “voltage increases.” This is because unlike voltage, there is a subjective component. What would be low voltage to one host, can be the same as high voltage to another; and vice versa. (This can often be the reason for what seems to be pettiness.) These forces are custom designed to produce the maximum voltage, (and ultimately maximum current flow); for that particular host; and thus there is much intelligence that can be obtained by the design and timing of the attack—but it also must be remembered that the enemy is not always correct.
However; just as in Ohm’s law, in order for this to work, there must be the load, and that load of course is the host. But being made in the image and likeness of God; that load (host) is not a particularly good conductor for the enemy’s “current.” This necessarily means that the host is a particularly good resistor. In order to maximize the current flow for a given voltage; the enemy will also attempt to lower the host’s resistance. Here also much “actionable intelligence” can be gained by carefully observing the nature of these attempts at lowering resistance; as the enemy will attack those areas he or it perceives as weak. But again, it must be remembered that the enemy is not always correct.
Job 1:10 tells us:
“Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land.”(21)
Here Satan is complaining to God that He has “made an (sic.) hedge” around Job. This “hedge” results in increased resistance. And according to Ohm’s law, increased resistance means less current flow, for a given voltage. Satan is essentially complaining here that the resistance is way too high, and he cannot get significant current to flow into Job. But he admits here that God is the one who “made” this hedge.
This “hedge” is actually: “7753 sûwk a prim. root; to entwine, i.e. shut in (for formation, protection or restraint):- fence, (make an) hedge (up).”(22)
This may seem unrelated at first, but is in fact quite relevant:
When God refers to “keeping” His commandments; most believe that “keep” or “keeping” means obey.
Here the actual Hebrew word is: “shâmar; to hedge (about as with thorns), i.e. guard; …”(23) [See MeekRaker Monograph #601 “Shâmar to Sharia”] Here God is not talking about obedience; but protecting His commandments with a hedge. To the extent that this hedge is built; this also increases the host’s resistance, also making the enemy’s current flow to the host difficult. This is similar to the hedge around Job; but here this hedge or the act of shâmar must be chosen to be made by man.
A fair argument can be made that in a sense, this “God made” hedge or sûwk in the case of Job, is or was primarily for the material; and the “man made” hedge or shâmar is for the immaterial. It could further be argued that this “God made” hedge varied with action; and the “man made” hedge varies with thoughts.
As this “hedgeogenic” resistance increases; either less current will flow, or the enemy must somehow “crank up” the voltage. And there are limits; albeit sometimes changeable; to the “voltages” available to him.
What about the hosts not merely maximizing the resistance, but also affecting the voltage applied by the enemy? Paul told us how to do the former in Ephesians 6:10-17. However unbeknownst to many, he also told us how to do the latter; but since it is a short phrase which appears at the end of a lengthy passage concerning numerous defensive measures, it generally goes unnoticed. What is important is that when this offensive measure is utilized; and this cannot be overemphasized; it should never be combined with anything that is of the enemy.
Ephesians 6:17 tells us:
“And take the helmet of salvation,
and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:”(24)
Tucked in at the very end of the list of defensive (increasing resistance) measures in the preceding verses, and ending here in verse 17 after the last “and;” something rather interesting appears. In fact; therein lies a “bomb.” And it is a rather interesting and quite powerful “bomb;”—the same representing the provision of a key instruction:
“(take) the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.”
This instruction is the only offensive (voltage lowering) instruction given in these verses.
What does “(take) the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God” mean?
The actual Greek word translated as “sword” is: “3162 machaira; prob. fem. of a presumed der. of 3163; a knife, i.e. dirk; fig. war, judicial punishment: - sword.”(25)
As can be seen, the translation as “sword” is misleading. A dirk is not a sword. “Knife” or “Dagger” would be a better translation. These are designed for “up close and personal” combat. This is important because this (close up and tailor made), is precisely how the enemy attacks.
The figurative meaning should also be noted, that of “judicial punishment.” There is an old saying: “Don’t stick your head in the boxing ring if you don’t want to get punched.” It is the enemy who chooses to institute an attack. If the result is encountering a counterattack with a dirk, and he/it leaves a bit “bloodied,” then he or it deserved it. But again, this should never be combined with anything that is of the enemy such as anger, hatred, etc. It is justice; (“judicial punishment”), and not vengeance that should be sought. If that which is of the enemy is at any time utilized, this can then easily be utilized by the enemy as a foothold.
The actual Greek word translated as “spirit” is: “4151 pnĕuma; from 4154; a current of air, i.e. breath (blast) or a breeze; by anal. or fig. a spirit, i.e. (human) the rational soul, (by impl.) vital principle, mental disposition etc…”(26)
Thus; “the knife of the soul” is a better translation. And precisely what is this “knife of the soul?”
It is the “word of God.” What is this word? The actual Greek “word” translated here as “word” is: “4487 rhēma; from 4483; an utterance (individ., collect. or spec.); by impl. a matter or topic (espec. of narration, command or dispute); with a neg. naught whatever…”(27)
John 1:1 tells us:
“In the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” (28)
However the actual word translated here three times as “word” is not rhēma, but rather: “3056 lŏgŏs; from 3004; something said (including the thought); by impl. a topic (subject of discourse), also reasoning (the mental faculty) or motive; by extens. a computation; spec. (with the art. In John) the Divine Expression (i.e. Christ)…”(29)
So it must be asked what is the difference between rhēma and lŏgŏs; and why was rhēma used by Paul, and lŏgŏs used in John?. . .
21) King James Bible, Job 1:10
22) Strong, James. Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible. © 1890 James Strong, Madison, NJ p. 113 (Hebrew)
23) Strong, James. Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible. © 1890 James Strong, Madison, NJ p. 118 (Hebrew)
24) King James Bible, Ephesians 6:17
25) Strong, James. Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible. © 1890 James Strong, Madison, NJ p. 46 (Greek)
26) Strong, James. Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible. © 1890 James Strong, Madison, NJ p. 58 (Greek)
27) Strong, James. Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible. © 1890 James Strong, Madison, NJ p. 63 (Greek)
28) King James Bible, Ephesians 6:17 John 1:1
29) Strong, James. Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible. © 1890 James Strong, Madison, NJ p. 45 (Greek)