In today’s highly charged and acrimonious political climate, emotions often run high. And in the midst of flaring tempers, the “spiritual forces of evil” (Eph. 6:13) work to instill deep-seated resentment and bitterness within those who leave their heart exposed.

Demons plot against you because they hate you. They want you to experience misery in this life, and excruciating pain in the dreadful prison that lies beyond the grave from which no one ever gets paroled. 

On Judgment Day, Jesus will tell some people, “Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.” These people "will go away to eternal punishment” (Matt. 25: 41,46). 

Unlike political opponents, evil spirits are unseen. “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms” (Eph. 6:10-12).

These angelic beings were originally created by God as holy angels equipped to worship and serve the Lord. But when Lucifer went rogue, a third of the angels followed his wicked ways and were kicked out of Heaven (Revelation 12:3,4).

Jesus said, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from Heaven” (Luke 10:18). So much for their ill-fated coup attempt. Fallen angels hate the Lord and they hate God’s people. They also despise everything that is holy, pure, and good. 

Once when Jesus was about to drive some evil spirits out of two men, the terrified demons shouted: “What do you want with us, Son of God? Have you come here to torture us before the appointed time?” (Matthew 8:29). Fallen angels know that it is just a matter of time before their torture in Hell will commence.

In the meantime, demons work to stir up hostilities and inflame hate within people because they know that hatred leads a person down the highway to Hell. Scripture declares, “If anyone says, ‘I love God,’ yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen” (1 John 4:20). 

And while it is always a sin to hate people, it is actually a good thing to hate corrupt people.
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