Ephesians 6:11 – The Schemes of the Devil

Gary W. Ritter

(Isaiah 29-30; Ephesians 6)

There should be no one reading this commentary who doesn’t see how darkness has risen in this land – indeed, throughout the entire world.  Many who are secular apprehend that something is amiss, but they cannot describe it or adequately respond to it.  Believers in Christ Jesus, however, have no excuse.  If our guidebook is the Word of God – which it is – and if the Lord clearly states what will happen in the last days – which He does – then all who call themselves followers of Jesus Christ should understand what is happening in the world.  Do they?  I would argue that many don’t.

Probably the most prominent of the deceptions foisted upon mankind of late is the so-called pandemic along with its supposed solution.  Although vaccines have never – ever – been effective against a virus, the rushed-to-market drugs labeled as vaccines have been promoted as the panacea to all our ills.  If only 70% of the populace of the world would get vaccinated, we could return to normal.  Lately, at least in America, I believe that magic number has risen to something like the necessity of vaccinating 90% of the people in order to reach normality once more.

There are many problems with this scenario.  First, of course, is the definition of that which afflicts us.  Is it a pandemic?  Authorities have certainly worked hard to classify it as such.  Compared to the Black Plague in the 1400s or the Spanish Flu in 1918, no one had to convince anyone else that these were serious diseases killing people left and right.  Given that so many cases of COVID were labeled as such, yet had nothing to do with the disease, i.e. automobile deaths or heart attacks classified as COVID fatalities, one must wonder why there has been such a concerted effort to make every death attributable to COVID.

It is well-documented that prior efforts to create gene altering vaccines have failed spectacularly.  Back around 2010, it was thought that researchers had succeeded in this attempt.  They used ferrets as test animals, which have a similar drug response as humans.  Upon injecting them, it appeared as if the vaccines effectively prevented the disease or lessened the symptoms.  Until the ferrets were exposed to a similar virus.  The ferrets all died.  With that result, it became apparent there were significant flaws in the vaccines.

Now that we have a successor generation of these drugs, thanks to Pfizer, Moderna, J&J, and AstraZeneca (in Europe), plus an astounding number of copycat “vaccines” in development worldwide, we are seeing exactly the same outcomes in human ferrets as resulted in the first go-around with lab animals.  The VAERS database used for reporting vaccine injury, which is massively underused by doctors, shows to date in the neighborhood of 17,000 deaths attributable to these shots.  It is quite likely this number could be 100 times greater because of the difficulties in using the system and ignorance that it even exists.  I believe the number of ferrets which died causing the research to end at that time was about 53 of the test animals.

Another question that has been raised is whether a virus – per se – is the real culprit in all this pandemic response.  Certainly there is viral material, but this man-made, engineered bioweapon known as COVID has many more unknown components that are certainly contributing to the disease and its mutations.  Even worse, if that’s possible (which it is), is the nature of the so-called vaccines.  The true ingredients have been cleverly hidden by the pharmaceutical manufacturers – all of them! – and it is only through the diligence of certain doctors and researchers that we know some of what we do.  Among the ingredients discovered in these shots are graphene oxide, nanobots delivered through a compound called hydrogel, and possibly even microscopic worm-like organisms.  Given that the dream of certain people over the years has been to develop drugs which can be universally delivered in order to control people for devious purposes, none of this should surprise us.  This is a quote from a French doctor, Pierre Gilbert, in 1995(!) discussing this intent:

“In the biological destruction there are the organized tempests on the magnetic fields. What will follow is a contamination of the bloodstreams of mankind, creating intentional infections. This will be enforced via laws that will make vaccination mandatory. And these vaccines will make possible to control people. The vaccines will have liquid crystals that will become hosted in the brain cells, which will become micro-receivers of electromagnetic fields where waves of very low frequencies will be sent. And through these low frequency waves people will be unable to think, you’ll be turned into a zombie. Don’t think of this as a hypothesis. This has been done. Think of Rwanda”

Source (h/t to Pastor JD Farag in his Prophecy Update of October 3, 2021):

This brings us to the point of this essay.  Paul in Ephesians 6:11 urges us to:

Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.

All that is happening around us is a result of Satan’s diabolic schemes.  From the very beginning of Bible history, the serpent has attempted to undermine God and destroy all that He made good.  When the Lord cursed him and declared that the Seed of the woman, i.e. Jesus Christ, would be his demise (Genesis 3:15), he knew he had to do all in his power to destroy mankind.  If man was genetically altered so that he was no longer human, then either the Seed could not come forth, or there would be no one with a human genetic makeup that could be redeemed.

Through the ages we’ve seen Satan’s various attempts to realize this demonic dream.  Now that we’re in the very last days, the evil behind the COVID and vaccine narratives should be evident.  Yet, believe it or not, there are even noted Bible prophecy teachers who deny this reality and call it a conspiracy theory along with the rest of the world.  If those who have amazing insight into all other aspects of Bible prophecy challenge that Satan’s efforts are behind this global phenomenon, is it any wonder that so many church goers – good solid Christians among them – are ignorant of the devil’s schemes?

The whole armor of God that Paul advocates we put on should inoculate true believers from the lies of the world.  For the most part it does, but not always.  We are in a life and death struggle against the powers of darkness.  How do we win?  Only through the Word of God and the blood of Jesus Christ.  This battle is not ours, although we are to stand boldly for the Lord while He fights for us.

It won’t be long before Jesus snatches us away from this alien place.  In the meantime, we must bring the truth to unbelievers and believers alike.  We’re in a spiritual battlezone.  We need to ask God for wisdom, discernment, and truth.  He will give us these qualities in abundance.  For that, we should give Him all praise and glory, because He is the victor in this war.  We who are on His side, can exult in His goodness and glorify Him until He brings us home.

[Author Note: Briefly, I want to set the stage for you as to the nature of most of my articles in this season.  Each year I read the Bible through completely at least once – that has been my practice since I came to the Lord in 2005.  I remain astounded at what God has done in my life because of that discipline!  Each day I read from both the Old and New Testaments.  I choose a verse from one of those passages and write my commentary and reflection based on that.  In the title of my article, you’ll see the verse I chose.  In addition, you’ll see the reading for that day if you’d like to follow along with greater context.]

Gary W. Ritter is a lay pastor, Bible teacher, and prolific author.  His Whirlwind Series comprises three books: Sow the Wind, Reap the Whirlwind, and There Is A Time.  These books are contained in the collected volume of the Whirlwind Omnibus.  Gary has been given the Christian Redemptive Fiction award for three novels: The Tattooed Cat, Alien Revelation, and for his collaboration with Terry James in writing The Minion Protocols, the third book in James’ Second Coming Chronicles.  Earlier this year Gary released a four-volume set of Awaken Bible Study Notes that comment verse-by-verse through Scripture from a Biblical prophetic lens.  He is currently editing a sequel to Alien Revelation called Alien Zombie Plague, which he plans to release later in the fall of 2021.  Recently, Gary wrote a novella for the new Kindle Vella platform.  That story is called Tribulation Rising: Seal Judgments – The Coming Apocalypse.  This seven-part short work can be found at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B099Z462WD.  Each day this year Gary has been writing commentary and reflections based on his reading through the Bible in a year.  The intent in all his writings is to bring a strong Christian witness to what people read.  You can see all his books and blog articles and reach him at his website: www.GaryRitter.com or his Facebook Author page:  https://www.facebook.com/gritter3390.  You can also see his older video Bible teachings on his Gary Ritter YouTube channel – look for the fish symbol, and more recently on Rumble on his Awaken Bible Prophecy channel: https://rumble.com/c/c-783217.

5 thoughts on “Ephesians 6:11 – The Schemes of the Devil

  1. Gloria Hagge

    I love this article, it is awesome, and you are correct, many “christians” just dont see the evil going on, especially with the mandatory jab!. Before i read this article, i believed that the jab is the mark of the beast but i could not reconcile it not being on the hand or forehead to coincide with Scripture. This article makes me think the magnetic organism in the brain will be a “barcode” of some sort!! Easy scanning to allow you to buy and sell! So, this said, do you think people that took the jab were all unbelievers? Thank hou and God bless you.

    1. Gloria,
      No, I don’t believe that all who took the shot were unbelievers. I know a wonderful woman and servant of God who did (and subsequently had a heart attack with no prior history!) who was consumed with caring for her husband who had dementia and Parkinson’s. As far as i know she simply wasn’t up on things because of her other worries.

      You may find this of interest. This is the Prophecy Update I just recorded this morning: https://rumble.com/vobbq9-awaken-bible-prophecy-update-10-27-21-days-of-noah-enoch-vaccine-connection.html

  2. Thank you for this article
    I will pass it on

    I have purchased 2 of his books

    Busy crocheting

    It is rapidly approaching winter up in my neck of the woods

    One day closer to the Rapture of the church of the living God

    Just not sure if internment camps are not in my future here in Canada

    I love the true story of Betsie and her sister Corrie Ten Boom

    She had a word picture (a dream) that her and Corrie would soon be home

    She went home to be with the LORD and Corrie went around the world giving hope to the hopeless; sharing her story of her time in Ravensbruck

    Ravensbrück was a concentration camp for women, which had 34 satellite divisions. Located alongside Lake Schwedt, about 50 miles north of Berlin, Ravensbrück opened on May 15, 1939, and, three days later, the first group of 867 women arrived from Lichtenburg in Saxony, a fortress that had been used as a women’s camp from March 1938 until May 1939.


    In Christ


    my word history could repeat itself if the LORD does not take us home soon

    which reminds me of

    Soon and very soon we go to see the king

    I am so at peace

    settled and I know one day

    God will settle the whole matter

    blessings in Christ’s Holy and Mighty name

    The name above all names:)

    I love to read a psalm a day and today is the 27th
    just dawned on me

    God gave me this Psalm so long ago
    VV 4 and 5

    Psalm 27
    New Living Translation
    Psalm 27
    A psalm of David.
    1 The Lord is my light and my salvation—
    so why should I be afraid?
    The Lord is my fortress, protecting me from danger,
    so why should I tremble?
    2 When evil people come to devour me,
    when my enemies and foes attack me,
    they will stumble and fall.
    3 Though a mighty army surrounds me,
    my heart will not be afraid.
    Even if I am attacked,
    I will remain confident.

    4 The one thing I ask of the Lord—
    the thing I seek most—
    is to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,
    delighting in the Lord’s perfections
    and meditating in his Temple.
    5 For he will conceal me there when troubles come;
    he will hide me in his sanctuary.
    He will place me out of reach on a high rock.
    6 Then I will hold my head high
    above my enemies who surround me.
    At his sanctuary I will offer sacrifices with shouts of joy,
    singing and praising the Lord with music.

    7 Hear me as I pray, O Lord.
    Be merciful and answer me!
    8 My heart has heard you say, “Come and talk with me.”
    And my heart responds, “Lord, I am coming.”
    9 Do not turn your back on me.
    Do not reject your servant in anger.
    You have always been my helper.
    Don’t leave me now; don’t abandon me,
    O God of my salvation!
    10 Even if my father and mother abandon me,
    the Lord will hold me close.

    11 Teach me how to live, O Lord.
    Lead me along the right path,
    for my enemies are waiting for me.
    12 Do not let me fall into their hands.
    For they accuse me of things I’ve never done;
    with every breath they threaten me with violence.
    13 Yet I am confident I will see the Lord’s goodness
    while I am here in the land of the living.

    14 Wait patiently for the Lord.
    Be brave and courageous.
    Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.