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Posted on this site 6th April 2007

Satan’s Hitman

Mitt Jeffords

Vision: Satan’s Surprise Attack On The Church: Cupid As Satan’s Hit Man.

Matthew 22:6 “Master, which is the greatest commandment in the law?” Jesus said unto him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all of your heart, with all of your soul, and with all of your mind”.

John 10:10 “The thief comes not except to kill, to steal, and destroy…”

Just after I woke up one morning the Lord gave me this vision. In this vision, the Lord told me to go tell one of my brethren, as well as all of us, that Organized Crime has put out a “hit contract” on each one of us; and this contract has been put out on us for only one purpose, to spiritually destroy our “love” relationship with the Lord.

II Corinthians 11:14 “Do not marvel, for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his angels also be transformed into ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works”.

I then saw in this vision one of my brethren, and without any warning, he was suddenly compassed with many innocent and sweet looking little angels. It was not until I saw that each one of these angels was holding a little bow, aimed and ready to shoot their arrows towards my brother’s heart that I realized that these angels were little cupids. At first I thought that these angels were sent by God, and that when they shot their arrows at my brother, the love of and the love for God would somehow increase in him. Then just as on cue, they all began shooting their arrows towards my brother’s heart.

Psalm 11:2 “For, lo, the wicked bend their bow, they make ready their arrow upon the string so that they may secretly shoot at the upright in heart”.

As I watched this scene, I then realized that this was not some kind of love-fest from the Lord, but rather it more resembled the Mafia hits that I had seen at the movies or on TV, for as soon as these cupids finished shooting their arrows at my brother, they then all quickly fled, as though they were fearful that they were going to get caught. When I looked back at my brother, I saw that many of these tiny little arrows had hit their mark, for there were many of them that had pricked his heart. I saw pricked because these arrows were only about ¼ the size of small needle. Initially, my brother seemed as though he suffered no injury because he began to scoff, saying that it was not possible for any of these arrows to do any injury to him because they were all so small. Truly, it appeared as though these arrows were just barely able to prick the skin around his heart and there was of any bleeding at all.

Matthew 24:3 As Jesus sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came to him in private asking, “Tell us, when shall these things be? What shall be the sign of your coming and of the end of the world? And Jesus answered and said….., 11 “And many false prophets shall arise and deceive many. And because iniquity (self-righteousness) shall abound, the love of many shall grow cold. But he that endures shall be saved”.

I was still speaking to my brother when all of sudden I began to notice that his facial countenance had begun to undergo some kind of change, as though life itself was being drained out of him. I had no idea of what wrong with him other than it had to do with all those arrows that had pierced his heart. I just stood there helplessly watching him until all of the joy, and peace, and life that my brother once possessed just left him, leaving before me a man whose countenance was now hopeless, cold, and hard. I then realized that nothing could have brought about such a fast and drastic change in my brother except that those tiny little arrows must have all been dipped in some sort of poison. It was then that the Spirit of the Lord immediately told me that this poison was nothing but Satan’s lies.

Galatians 5:26 “Let us not be desirous of vain glory…”

James 1:14 “But every man is tempted when he is draw away of his own desires and enticed”.

Colossians 3:2 “Set your affections on things above, not on the things of earth (earthy man)”.

I then saw in my vision that all of these cupids then returned to my brother as though they wanted to see what the result of their attack was on my brother. It was then that I noticed that each one of these cupids had a banner wrapped around him, running from the top of his left shoulder down across his chest to the right side of his waist. I then saw that each cupid had a name written on his banner that was different from all of the other cupids. The first cupid that I looked at had a banner that read, "The desire to love self"; and I then understood that every time this cupid shot one of his arrows, it was nothing other than a lie that would entice one to set the affection of his heart on himself rather than on the Lord whom he had loved more. The next banner that I saw read, "The desire to exalt self", and the one next to him read, "The desire for one’s own glory"; and the next one read, "The desire to be right". I then saw another one whose banner read, "The desire for your own judgment (opinions) to be truth"; and the one next to him read, "The desire to be in control"; and yet another read, "The desire to trust self". Then there was another one that read, "The desire for self-justification"; and another read, "The desire to do your own will". It was then that I realized that the poison that all of these arrows had been dipped in was the lies whereby one is tempted by his own desires to be lord over his own life; the desire that soon steals away all affection and love that one once had for Jesus to be Lord. It is of these lies that his deadly poison consists of; lies whereby one sets his affection and love on “self” rather than on those things that come from above. Lies about “self” that at first seem to be so powerless that they could not possibly do any injury.

II Timothy 3:1-5 (Amp.) “But understand this, that in the last days will come perilous times of great stress and trouble [hard to deal with and hard to bear]. For people will be lovers of self and [utterly] self-centered, lovers of money and aroused by an inordinate [greedy] desire for wealth, proud and arrogant and contemptuous boasters. They will be abusive (blasphemous, scoffing), disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy and profane. They will be] without natural [human] affection (callous and inhuman), relentless (admitting of no truce or appeasement); [they will be] slanderers (false accusers, trouble-makers), intemperate and loose in morals and conduct, uncontrolled and fierce, haters of good. [They will be] treacherous [betrayers], rash, [and] inflated with self-conceit. [They will be] lovers of sensual pleasures and vain amusements more than and rather than lovers of God. For [although] they hold a form of piety (true religion), they deny and reject and are strangers to the power of it [their conduct belies the genuineness of their profession]. Avoid [all] such people [turn away from them].

It was then that I became fully aware that each one of these cupids, very stealthily disguised as innocent and cute little angels, were nothing other than Satan’s demons; so harmless in appearance that none of them seemed as though they could possibly not harm a fly. Yet, the deadly poison that each one of their arrows was carrying was nothing other than well-crafted lies designed by Satan to carry out his single purpose: to steal the affection of the saints by alienating them from the Lord. It was then also understood what the Lord had meant when said "Organized Crime" has put out a hit on each one of us, knowing that Satan, with all of the powers of darkness, with all unclean spirits, with all wicked spirits in high places, as well as with the rest of his demons, are all organized together for the single purpose of overthrowing the love, the faith, the trust, and the belief of the saints.

Revelation 2:4,5 “Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because “you hast left thy first love”. Remember therefore from where you art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto you quickly, and will remove your candlestick out of his place, except you repent…He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches…”

I then understood that these Cupid's shoot their arrows at all of us in the time of our temptations; seeking to seduce and to entice us with lies that turn our hearts away from the truth of God’s words. These arrows can come at us through the words of those who around us, just as when Peter was used by Satan to shoot arrows at Jesus, tempting Jesus to submit to his own will rather than to the will of his heavenly Father. Of course, the most common place for Satan to attack the saints of God is in the imaginations of their own mind; arrows that appear as thoughts that reason against the counsel of God’s word. Where else could it be easier for Satan shoot his arrows to deceive with desires of “self” than in the thoughts of one’s own mind; thoughts that tempt one to set his affection on “self” than on the Lord who saved you.

Isaiah 59:2 “Your iniquities (self-righteousness) have separated you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you so that he will not hear”.

For it truly is as it is written, that when we are all tempted, we are tempted by our own desires, and these desires are all aroused by cupid’s arrows, the lies of Satan that seek to alienate our love from God. If we allow for ourselves to be alienated from the love of God, then these cupids are able to carry out their contract, to kill, to steal, and to destroy the lives of those saints who have been enticed to leave their first love. It is only when we yield to these desires of “self” that sin begins to come forth; and when sin comes forth, it brings forth death; the death that dwells in the carnal mind. There is no affection or love for the Lord in the thoughts of the carnal mind, which is what the purpose of the “hit contract” that has been put out on each one of us; to bring us into death, the place where there is no longer any joy, or any peace, or any trust, or any fellowship with God.

Romans 8:35 “Who shall separate us “from the love of God”? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, “For your sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all of these things we are more conquerors through him who loved us. For “I am persuaded” that neither death, nor life, nor angels or principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature shall be able to separate us form the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord”.

As soon as the Lord brought this vision to an end, I then sat there meditating how Satan has no power against the love that God has for us, for his love for us is unconditional; but it is our love and affection for the Lord that Satan seeks to attack. I was still meditating on these things when the Spirit of the Lord quickened unto me to seek out and to understand just who "Cupid" was. According to Webster, Cupid was the Roman god of love and the son of Venus. Seeing that there is only one God, and he alone is love, then Cupid was in fact only a "demon" of lust and desire who was disguised to appear as love. Cupid was seen as a young boy who had wings, and he always carried a bow and arrows with him. Cupid then fell in love with a beautiful princess whose name was Psyche. Venus did not approve of her and placed heavy hardships upon her. But eventually she was reunited with Cupid, and supposedly she was then made immortal.

Psyche (that which Cupid has a desire for): the human soul or the carnal mind.

It is the carnal mind that "death" inhabits (Rom.8:6,7); and death is that state of mind where there is no fellowship with the Lord, nor any affection for the Lord, and neither is there any joy or peace in the Lord. It is here that you will find a great love for “self”, but no abundant life. Death is state of mind where you find all those who have lost their first love for the Lord. As I was writing this, the Lord then reminded me of a word that he had previously spoken to us about the lies of Satan are his poison; and the Lord said to us, “I am the antidote for Satan’s poison. I am the preventive medicine, I am the cure, and I am the antidote for all those who have lost their first love. Only turn back to me and set your focus only on me. Set your affection upon my words and let me send my truth to you, the truth that will heal you and set you free from Satan’s lies. Let my love minister to your wounds so that joy, and peace, and life may be restored unto you”.

Luke 22:31 And Jesus said, “Simon, Simon, behold; Satan desires to have you so that he may sift (separate) you as wheat. But I have prayed for you that your faith will not fail; and when you are converted, strengthen your brethren”.

I was praying one day when the Lord asked me, “Mitt, what is the only thing that Satan and I have in common?” I immediately answered without even really considering what the Lord had said to me, “Lord, there is nothing that you and Satan have in common”. Then the Lord said to me, “This is not true, for both Satan and I desire to have you”. I now know and understand that Lord desires to have me because he loves and Satan desires to have me so that he can destroy and kill me. We are "all" the object of his arrows; and his arrows are nothing but lies that arouse in us desires to love ourselves more than we love our heavenly Father.

Proverbs 4:23 (AMP) “Keep and guard your heart with all vigilance and above all that you guard, for out of it flow the springs of life.


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