(I never knew she taught on this.)
By Corrie ten Boom
Having faced fights not "against people made of flesh and blood, but against persons without bodies – the evil rulers of the unseen world" (Eph. 6:12 Living NT), in prisons during the war, and later when travelling over the world; and having met so many people – even dear servants of the Lord – who, though surrounded by the powers of darkness, the devil and the demons, do not recognize them, and do not know how to deal with them, I decided, at the request of a missionary friend, to write down what I have learned, as a help for other children of God.
Someone asked my opinion of the missionaries in a certain country. My answer was, "They have given all, but they have not taken all. They have given homeland, time, money, luxury, and more, but they have not taken all the riches abundant that the Word gives us from the boundless resources of God’s promises. Many do not know about two precious weapons: the power of the cross and blood of Jesus and every Christian’s legal right of the use of the wonderful Name of Jesus.''
Mrs Penn-Lewis wrote, "… when the existence of evil spirits is recognized by the heathen, it is generally looked upon by the missionary as "superstition" and ignorance; whereas the ignorance is often on the part of the missionary, who is blinded by the prince of the power of the air to the revelation given in the Scriptures, concerning the satanic powers."
We need to recognize the enemy, in order to overcome him. But let us beware of the mistakes that C. S. Lewis describes in The Screwtape Letters. He says: "There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about the devils. One is to disbelieve in their existence, the other is to believe and to feel an unhealthy interest in them! They themselves are equally pleased by both errors, and they hail a materialistic or a magician with the same delight.