THE NICOLAITAN SPIRIT
Paul Keith Davis
White Dove Ministrieswww.WhiteDoveMinistries.orgSince attending a series of prophetic leadership meetings in January 2004, the Lord has been speaking to us very pointedly about the separation within the Church that is directly ahead of us. There are ancient spiritual enemies that infiltrated the early church following the Day of Pentecost that have now come to a place of maturity. Likewise, the children of Light must also achieve a place of maturity in order to engage the adversary. The Lord is pressing us to “restore the land and make them inherit the desolate heritages.” (Isaiah 49:Cool.As we have often emphasized, our conflict is not with flesh and blood but with spiritual forces usurping a place of dominion in the heavenly places. Ours is a spiritual foe! The battle will be won in the realm of the spirit and will liberate people held hostage by spirits of intimidation, manipulation and control.

It is reasonably easy to recognize blatant perversion, unbelief and spiritism that permeates the spirit of this world. However, the more difficult confrontation lies within the Church and the false spirits that masquerade as authentic spiritual authority. However, through the development of discernment and an examination of spiritual fruit, a distinction can be noted as we approach maturity. The Scripture declares.

Solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil. Hebrews 5:14.

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