Over the past few months, I’ve crossed paths with spiritual networks that make it possible for a counterfeit Holy Spirit to operate. One of the five spirits is the spirit of false peace. I have seen how it can lead to a false sense of security in believers. It may even cause them to underperform because they seem to be in a perpetual life-is-a-bed-of-roses mode. Unfortunately, this overconfidence does not prepare them for the age of wickedness that we are presently in.
Some Christians are so lost in the glory realm that they lose sight of the prison that they are really in. If they lose the ability to free themselves, then can they respond to the pain and suffering around them with wisdom, mercy and compassion? And if they do, perhaps their approach to spiritual warfare that majors on praise and worship may not suffice in helping protect themselves and others from the attacks of the Evil One.
Once while watching a video by a popular minister from the Faith Movement, I experienced the spirit of false peace very briefly. When it entered my space, I felt a sudden surge of bliss and peace. It felt artificial so I commanded the spirit to leave and it did. Immediately I felt my internal spiritual climate return to normal. This was quite eye-opening and made me wonder about how many Christians are losing the opportunity to perform the works of Jesus through compassion, healings and signs and wonders because they are stuck in a state of perpetual bliss.
My approach to establishing peace is by eliminating the chaos. This might include a prayer to chase out spirits of hopelessness, hate, anger and even confusion. This might be a slightly different approach from what your church has taught you. Give it a try and see how easy it is to change your internal spiritual environment.