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  • Rand Swift


Updated: Sep 10, 2019

There Was A War In Heaven

The history of the earth is a record of the war within the spirit realm. This is the story of scripture. What we see visually in earth is merely the effect and not the actual cause, nor can one alter the causative dynamic by trying to alter things at the level of effect.

At the effect level all you can do is rearrange the furniture, temporarily. In other words, permanence of real change is affected within the visible dimension only as the causative spiritual energy and force or power is altered.

Change the spirit of a thing and you change the future of it.

What is of the Old Covenant, we'll call it that period from the beginning up until the appearing of John the Baptist in his declaration of war and then Jesus, the appearance of the Saving Champion, is illustrative of a certain order relative to a certain spiritual element, and it was very much necessary during its then relevant time to teach us an all important lesson.

During the period of the Old Covenant, which was specific to a time and specific to an order previously in place, and by previously I am suggesting to you that it predated the appearance of Adam as God’s emissary, there was with the Old Covenant the imposition of what were divinely related things imposed upon men by the fall and their relationship to that previous order that existed which I will refer to as the ‘Order of Angels’.

I realize that I just said a mouthful or two or three and it may be different than what you have thought before, that there was an order in place before we open The Book and before the appearance of Adam. But, maybe it will help if I direct your attention to the words of Paul as he writes to the Galatians which we will get to.

Just to be clear though, I am suggesting that there was an order in place prior to Adam and it was this order which was ‘out of order’ and had therefore devoured the earth which is why as we open The Book we find the earth, after having been created by God in the dateless ageless past, is in a state of chaos being ‘without form and void with darkness upon the face of the deep’.

Then God acting as God does within creation, brought a restoring to earth and in way of introducing a new order, Adam was created as the vessel commissioned to ‘subdue’ beginning the mission from the established beachhead called Eden.

You don't have to believe this, but just consider it. It doesn't necessarily change anything regarding spiritual warfare, but you may find it helps open a few pieces of the jigsaw puzzle.

As the human purpose moves forward though, we cross the tragedy of the one meant to subdue becoming subdued instead, and he who was meant to be in a position of ‘over’ wound up in a position of ‘under’ and therefore subject to the order that was in place, it being corrupted by the devouring energies of death.

Paul in Romans talks about this when he writes the following;

“Because, that when they knew God, they did not honor Him as God, and neither were they thankful towards Him, but instead they became vain, empty and void of genuine value in their imaginations which only served to darken their hearts, causing them to be out of synthesis in thought with God.

Professing themselves to be wise then, they actually became morose in their capacity to hear.

They then exchanged the shining brilliance of the imperishable God, trading that off, into what we now know to be perishable man, and birds and four footed beasts and creeping things,

Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshiped and served what had been created, giving something created honor, reverence and fear (awe), over against and in contrast to the Creator of all things…” (Romans 1:21-23 & 25).

Ordained to be 'over', man became subject and 'under' what he gave power or honor to, listening to creature, thus ending up as servant to created versus one unified and empowered together with Creator as the bearer of His image and likeness in the earth.

Whatever paradigm, or we could say 'voice' you give power to, becomes the power over you.

A very big lesson to learn.

What spirit and energy, what broadcast and voice you listen to, giving your ear and your imagination to has far reaching implications.

Regarding the order of angels to which reference has been made, there is evidence throughout the scriptures of its existence, but Paul again makes just such a reference in the following;

What I am saying is that as long as an heir is underage, he is no different from a slave, although he owns the whole estate.

The heir is subject to guardians and trustees until the time set by his father.

So also, when we were underage, we were in slavery under the elemental spiritual forces of the world.

But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law,

To redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship.

Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, "Abba, Father."

So you are no longer a slave, but God's child; and since you are his child, God has made you also an heir.

Formerly, when you did not know God, you were slaves to those who by nature are not gods.

But now that you know God--or rather are known by God--how is it that you are turning back to those weak and miserable forces? Do you wish to be enslaved by them all over again? (Gal 4:1-9 NIV)

In this passage, Paul makes reference twice to ‘elemental spiritual forces of this world’ and those weak and miserable forces’ that enslave. In both cases the Greek word used here is stoicheion whose meaning incorporates the idea of a principle or orderly arrangement and order by which things operate, like a set of mathematics and calculations


The root from which the word emerges is stoicheo meaning to proceed according to orders given, like the marching orders of a military rank, to walk in line with an order.

The war we are engaged in is at the heavenly and spiritual level and it signifies a complete change in order.

There is the old order which I am suggesting is an order of angels and fallen angels at that whose only possible effect is death, for it is disassociated by will from the God who is Life itself, and life that is so incredible in scope and magnitude that it cannot ever be measured because that in itself would be a limit.

I am also suggesting that there is a new order and that order is the order of the sons of God and the new order, the new arrangement and new agreement and covenant is displacing the old.

That which is old and decayed, and which causes decay, is ready to vanish away.

This displacement of the old and the establishment of the new is what our Revolution is all about. Success requires good soldiers after the image and likeness of Jesus Christ.

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