A long time ago, a very wise man in the east who was a master tactician wrote a manuscript called the Art of War. His name was Sun Zi and the knowledge that he taught was divinely inspired. Warfare is not taking place only on the physical dimension but also in the higher ones. The art of war is taken from the arkashic records or universal consciousness and God and Satan have access to it. They’re both using the strategies within upon each other in the divine war that is taking place in the heavenly places.
Although Satan is a being of darkness, he is actually also a being of light. He started the first war in heaven when he opposed God’s philosophy of divine order. The divine war between the two forces of light and corrupted light is taking place on all levels of reality. In order to know what’s going on between God and Satan in the flow of events from the beginning of time until the end of it, we have to discover the strategies found in the Art of War. The genius contained within solves many of the mysteries present.
The art of war is the art of deception and the art of winning. All warfare is based on deception. In war, practice dissimulation, and you will succeed. Dissimulation is a form of deception in which one conceals the truth. Dissimulation commonly takes the form of concealing one’s ability in order to gain the element of surprise over an opponent. The Bible says that Satan deceives the whole world for the fulfillment of his agenda. He conceals portions of the truth and mix in error to create lies and illusions for others.
God being all wise also uses dissimulation upon Satan. He revealed that Christ will be the messiah of the world, but did not reveal exactly how it would happen. Satan was intent on destroying God’s plan by killing Christ because he taught the Son of God had come to save mankind and the Earth by ruling as their king. But Christ had come to save mankind by dieing for the sins of the world. This is the hidden wisdom of God that none of the devil princes knew or else they would not have crucified the messiah.
In making tactical dispositions, the highest pitch you can attain is to conceal them. Conceal your dispositions, and you will be safe from the prying of the subtlest spies, from the machinations of the wisest brains. God has been able to conceal his own dispositions from Satan far better than Satan has been able to conceal his own from God. That is why Satan couldn’t fully predict God’s plan with his limited powers of prescience but God has been able to be ahead of Satan’s every move throughout time.
The highest art form in warfare is using the opponent’s forces against himself. Satan takes what God does and aligns with it and redirects it back towards God, while God takes what Satan does, aligns with it and redirects it back at Satan. The Bible says do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. The wisest way to act is not to force things to happen, but to go with the natural flow of things and directing it to our advantage. Instead of rejecting the work of the enemy, we should use and change it.
Success in warfare is gained by carefully accommodating ourselves to the enemy’s purpose. By persistently hanging on the enemy’s flank, we shall succeed in the long run in killing the commander-in-chief. This is called ability to accomplish a thing by sheer cunning. Walk in the path defined by rule, and accommodate yourself to the enemy until you can fight a decisive battle. Satan incorporates God’s work into his plans and God incorporates Satan’s work into his plans. In the end, one plan will prevail.
If in the midst of difficulties we are always ready to seize an advantage, we may extricate ourselves from misfortune. To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but the opportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself. Satan believes that he can win the war against God one day when the opportunity finally comes where the arrangement of universal events empowers him to fight the final battle. But when that day comes, Satan will be the one who causes himself defeat.
If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle. If you know the enemy and know yourself, your victory will not stand in doubt; if you know Heaven and know Earth, you may make your victory complete. We should seek to know God and Satan because one represents us and the other our enemy.
Knowledge is power. What enables the wise sovereign and the good general to strike and conquer, and achieve things beyond the reach of ordinary men, is foreknowledge. Now this foreknowledge cannot be elicited from spirits, it cannot be obtained inductively from experience, nor by any deductive calculation. Knowledge of the enemy’s dispositions can only be obtained from other men. Hence the use of spies. The intelligence system is the sovereign’s most precious faculty. It is how we know the enemy.
It is only the enlightened ruler and the wise general who will use the highest intelligence of the army for purposes of spying and thereby they achieve great results. Spies are a most important element in enemy territory, because on them depends an army’s ability to move.
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