The Devil’s M.O.

8 Yet in the same way these men, also by dreaming, defile the flesh, and reject authority, and revile angelic majesties (Jude).

There are good dreams and there are bad dreams. There are dreams directed by good and there are dreams directed by evil. Jude writes here of those “tares” who had infiltrated the church and because of their “dreaming” do evil through “defiling the flesh” and “rejecting authority” and “reviling angelic majesties”—obvious signs of demonic activity.

Satan loves indeed to attack the physical body, he positively elates in rejecting authority, and he absolutely revels in reviling holiness of any kind. Thus, whenever you see any of these elements at work in the church, you can be sure the devil himself is at work. This is his M.O.

Lord, give us understanding and discernment This Day to see and combat any demonic influences at work in our churches. Amen.