It seems as I read through the gospels of Jesus Christ. I have observed that half the time Jesus is delivering people from demons. Furthermore, why is it we rarely hear about it being preached in sermons or homilies? Why not? It’s all of who Jesus is. It’s what he does. Matter of fact, we are supposed to be casting out demons too. Jesus told us to do it. Mark 16:17: “And these signs shall follow those that have believed … in my name they shall cast out demons…”
Also to name a few…other passages: Luke 10:18: ” Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.” And again in 2nd. Cor. 10:5:
“Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalted itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;” We are to declare these things…pray them into existence…cause God gave us the power of prayer.”
In 2nd Cor. 10:4: “The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.”
See again…we cannot fight in our own worldly knowledge- how to fight these worldly arguments, demonic activity and powers of any kind…unless our God gives us supernatural power to do it. Our hearts must be pure in intention of why we even care to do it…cause it is the heart of God for his people to be able to live in peace…For “the devil has come to steal , kill and destroy“…this is it’s one and only purpose..and he hates Christ and all of his children. We can do all things in His name and without Him we can do nothing to protect ourselves. It’s His grace alone that accomplishes this; but, we are to stay in that humble attitude and if we do we can utilize his gifts -all of them.
When we look at Ephesians chapter six it goes into detail of putting on spiritual armor for the warfare encounter with the devil. What is this all about? You may ask the reason that it is new to you and maybe that you don’t care. Perhaps, you are scared to talk about it. Or – 1. …no one is preaching it to you…2. You are not reading your bible and have no idea what aim talking about. 3. You are not troubled by evil spirits… cause you are not troubling them.
It’s like people say…I don’t want to trouble trouble. That’s not what we should be saying as soldiers for Christ. But the ” trouble” is… you’re not truly serving God if you are not experiencing some sort of spiritual attacks. This is a truism for the gospel. See about the early Christian’s lives. We don’t want it and try to avoid it. But, the truth is…for all good and righteous saints of God living now: They would all be experiencing spiritual warfare. It comes with the job!
Well the next question is…how does one know when one is experiencing the demonic? Oh, dear ones, you will know.
Are you having trouble at work? Trouble at home? Trouble in relationships? That sounds normal in each category. Not likely will you be suffering in all areas. For God does not give us more than we can bear. But that works if you are his child. Just being born in this world does not make you in right relationship with God. And if you are not walking in communion with God you are open to more than your fair share of “its” arrows at you!
But, if you are suffering in every category of your life…something is wrong and you are probably not only suffering the evil one’s hits but you have no back up help. You are out there alone. If you are not walking in prayer, worship and obedience…and say you are a Christian…you are in the most dangerous of places…as it relates to being at peace and conquering these demons. For those I ask…being your own God isn’t fun is it? Are you continually being harassed or yelled at for no apparent reason? Are you, most of the time feeling like you are in the wrong place at the wrong time? Do you have nightmares often? Your children having them too? Do you feel an unusual smell or coldness sometime…even noises and movement where there shouldn’t be? I could go on and on. I am exhausted just asking the question. I feel for you …I really do. The bible says a lukewarm Christian suffers more than either polar opposite. And God doesn’t want you to suffer for that reason.
Beloved, one doesn’t have to read the entire bible to know the face of evil. Well if you are experiencing some of these trials or persecutions, then there is a demonic root somewhere that is causing it. In most general cases, it is usually unforgiveness, fear and sin that opens the door an -un-confessed sin/sins, especially. And sad to say…we usually are the ones that inadvertently invite the trouble into our lives. Job said, …”that which I feared came upon me.” And even in the Lord’s prayer…the most perfect prayer of Jesus…says…”forgive us our sins as we forgive others…” that sums up what we must do. Most nominal Christians are unaware of the demonic. They are too busy serving themselves and their own agenda to even notice the connection of their actions to bringing trouble into their lives…least ways demonic activity.
There are many ways that these spirits may either oppress or enter into us. For example it may happen when someone is wounded by being abandoned as a child, shamed by parents or the community, verbally raged upon, ignored, beat or thoroughly neglected etc. There is not just a psychological problem going on in that child as they grow up into adulthood; but, these early problems unless addressed become a feeding ground for demons to root into those wounded places in those victimis lives. It’s as if the wound of each person becomes an entrance for a demon. Some Godly teachers call them gates…or portals by which they enter. Only the Jesus’ precious blood coverning and a cooperative effort from the Christian can expose, uncover and heal this wound. Plus, close up that entry way forever…through fasting and prayer with others.
A familiar spirit is that common connection from the past to the future…a seeming weakness like that of alcoholism that can’t shake itself off the family for many generations. That’s because there is an original demonic root that started somewhere. But, take heart, beloved…through faith and your will joined with His…all things are possible for your or your loved one’s deliverance. We must through continued daily prayer, break that generational bondage. Its like saying demon…the buck stops here…you cannot cross the line…in Jesus Name be gone from me and my children and my children’s children’s children!
Getting prayed with is not a one time thing. There are many things to help you be delivered from demons and stay delivered. Filling your mind up with The Word of God…the bible… fasting at least one day a week for spiritual strength, or one meal a day…for weeks…or fast for several days on just water…is more appropriate when praying over a more serious deliverance.
To break spirits off of yourself…fasting is imperative with the aid of memorization of bible verses. One can place them on the wall to meditate on. You can be listening to worship music and serving the poor too. It most cases it takes a group effort. But these must be seasoned veterans of spiritual warfare.
Some people think that going to church a few times or a Christian camp can save you your whole life and that is their extent of a relationship with Christ. I don’t believe that. For just getting baptized is not going to help you through your whole life from all these sufferings. “Many are the afflictions of the righteous but the Lord God delivers them out of them all. The key word here is righteous. Or, in another case, saying the sinner’s prayer once is supposed to me…you can now go about your own way and ignore serving or obeying God. Folks, tt’s a journey and it starts one day at a time…that’s why , again the Lord’s prayer says…give us this day our daily bread…see how the prayer should be prayed daily…its as if you are born over and over every day…leaning and trusting in God for everything!
Salvation is not an easy thing. See how he speaks of the rich in this life…just not about money but people who get their way all the time…It’s so hard for them to get to heaven Jesus said, its as hard as “a camel going through the eye of a needle!” Woah…that’s scary…right? See what St. Paul says to Jesus’ followers back in the day: “Work out your salvation in fear and trembling!” Beloveds…we have work to do…and it’s a daily work.
Cases in point: Let’s say there’s a woman who keeps having relationships where the men beat her. She doesn’t have the gift of spiritual discernment of spirits obviously. If she did, she would leave immediately upon meeting him because she would see a red flag and know this man has demon oppression. Another story is where the husband is committing porno right in their home. Things are going from bad to worse…and the mother doesn’t know why? These demons pass from the magazines and internet through the eye portal into the soulish realm and eventually rot out the heart… How through the power over the whole earth…electricity…that energy source which we borrow from God to light our homes…etc. We are electrical too…God is electrical…God’s spirit is electrical…He is all energy…its that energy that can move around like the wind…bad and good energy…Satan is an evil energy…God is a good energy…and If God isn’t invited in, cause he is a gentleman and won’t force himself..It will leave if we are the ones that invited it in. It has to be us doing the warfare and repentance…someone can pray with you…but you started the problem and you have to fix it. And only if we tell it to go will it go. And only the sinner can cast it out. Now , I believe when the person is so captivated by demons…God understands that others must help the person get free…so in that case I have read Jesus doing that. As in the case of oppression…if the man is coherent enough to lead the prayer then the wife can stand in agreement and pray with the him to resist and reject it. Also there must be a confession of the man’s sin too..a true repentance…otherwise it will keep coming back to tempt him another time.
I have read about Porno having various degrees of manifestation on a person. At first, it is sinning through temptation, then when it becomes habitual it becomes an obsession…then if one goes deeper into it and more often, greater sins usually accompany it…then the man becomes super oppressed by a demon. He is taking upon himself multiple soul ties through the viewing and the lusting after these women or men. The wife will continually feel betrayed and rightly so…women tend to have great intuition by nature.
Porno brings everything down. Its incidious. Perverted. It winds itself , like the tentacles of an octobpus, around everything around it. It hides behind lies. The more hidden it is…the more tantalizing it becomes. So it must be exposed and confessed before it gets a stronghold on one’s life.
Once when I went to a person’s house that was doing it…I walked into the house and felt its presence immediately…I asked the person where are you…I am in the bedroom on the bed and can’t move…why…I asked …have you been doing porno? Yes. He said. As I turned the corner I felt the icy cold, walking up the hall. I turned the corner and saw three dark shadows to the left of the bed. I asked the man what are they? He said…can you see them too? I said yes…How many do you see, I asked. He said three. So we both saw them. They didn’t move they just remained still and facing him. I immediately called them sentinels…I never even heard of the word before. But God gave me the thought. I kept praying them away with all my knowledge and heart of faith. But they wouldn’t leave. I said…You brought them in by sin, now you have to make them go by confession, repentance and committed me to God not to do it again. He immediately did as I mentioned and they left. Notice I couldn’t do it alone..He had to lead the prayer and prove to God he was sincere then our dual prayer in faith would work. When we finished praying…they dissolved into a smell of sulfur. They came from hell and went back to hell. This really happened. That was the first time I ever saw that before.
Pornography can ruin whole families, jobs and health if not treated. These demons gather in strength and need more hosts to torture so they start to move around not just inside the man’s head and heart but begin to try to attach themselves to the wife and children. Their male friends will start getting influenced by it too. It will cause nightmares on the children and disturbances in the home, like arguments and continual division. Spirits like this are competitive for the host’s attention and they are fiercely jealous of their land development and want to hold their ground… because it’s better than hell. They will pursue whoever stands in their way…especially if the wife is a baby Christian and she doesn’t know how to fight the fight of travailing prayer. This woman needs help quick…and a Christian support group is the best.
Then there is that earmark of same type of persecution that keeps happening to you when you serve God…and then it comes and hits you either right before, during and right after you serve God in some capacity and then you seem to experience a fallout…a retaliation for doing it…that too is demonic. Addictions of family members have their originate mainly in the flesh…but sometime Satan attaches himself and gets involved with the persons illness and progression of illness. But the attachment always seems to start with two main things: A feeling of being wounded/hurt , becoming daily more and more unforgiving and a sense of being alone in your sorrow. Beware of your thoughts leading you down a dark road…change directions immediately…sing, praise, worship read the bible…hang out with your Christian friends..but don’t stay alone…besides..Remember: You are not alone beloved…YOU ARE NOT ALONE…YOU ARE SURROUNDED BY A GREAT CLOUD OF WITNESSES CHEERING YOU ON FROM THE RAMPARTS OF HEAVEN…SAYS ST. PAUL. AND BOY HE WENT THROUGH IT ALL TO PREACH THE GOSPEL, SO HE KNOWS WHAT HE IS TALKING ABOUT.
But then there is the fourth thing…you may not have the gift of discernment…the charism of the holy spirit that fell on Pentecost…that continually falls on every one who accepts the baptism of the holy spirit…! You know being born again…read about Nicodemus encounter with Jesus. (John3:3).
What’s that? There you go again…not having knowledge of those things that are most important for your salvation. It’s one thing to accept Christ…but it’s another to accept him every single day into your life, family, home, job and goals in life. If you do that then you are walking, talking and praying in the Holy Spirit with your full armor on.The Lord has been increasingly been showing me how demons operate.
Since this is a deep subject I want to just focus on the dynamics of family life.and how the devil might be involving itself with that….Yes, Lets just call it “it.”
Recently the Lord has been increasingly showing me how demons operate. Case in point- This morning God gave me a dream where I was an observer in a dream sequence. Sometimes I am inside a body of someone in my dream and other times…I am just observing. It’s the same thing happening most of the time in my dreams…I am an agent of good…like an angel trying to work things out for good…intercede…and change the outcome of evil to good. I never know if I am successful but I keep doing it…in the morning after these dreams I wake up peaceful knowing I did my best…Sounds silly right? Am I appearing phenomenally eccentric to you ? Well, I believe in prayer…what can I tell you. Jesus said to his disciples…”greater things will you do in my name!” Wow that’s enough for me.
Well, to continue on with the dream I had…I had the ability in the dream to enter somewhat into the thoughts of each person in the dream.
Two women where in the bathroom of a building of some kind of gathering…it appeared that they were working on crafts of some sort. One woman (person #1) took one of the serrated knives from the table into the bathroom with her…she stood behind a woman (person #2) fixing her hair and makeup while she was looking in the mirror. Just then, I entered, I couldn’t tell if they could see me…or not. #2 was in her own world oblivious to #1 behind her. #2 was chatting on and on about everything and #1 was getting angrier and angrier…and saying something like “such a funny smile” over and over. It seemed to put her into a trance…I looked into her eyes, but she couldn’t see me now…and I saw pure evil desires of murder for #2. I began to plan some way to avert this danger…first I thought I would pretend to slip ad fall and distract #1. Then I thought I would just snatch the knife and say I needed it. Then finally I thought I should just get help…I was going back and forth in mind of what to do.when I just woke up. I began to pray and ask God what was that dream about…how am I supposed to pray…I reached for a bible and opened directly to Mark 1:32-34. Let’s read it. “That evening, at sundown, they brought to him all who were sick or possessed with demons.33 and the whole city was gathered together about the door. 34 And he healed many who were sick with various diseases. And cast out many demons; and he would not permit the demons to speak, because they knew him.”
Do you know what “knowing” in this sentence means beloved? It means the demons recognized that he was the Holy One of God, the messiah, the son of God…
Does it know that you are of God? Does he think you represent God’s hands and feet and bodily temple on earth? Are you a threat to its plans? Does it know you belong to God and serve him daily in prayer?
Well if you are suffering demonic attack …then it knows you… it knows much about you and how to hurt you in ways that people can’t. However he needs people to do it. And it uses people all the time to hurt other people…especially those in our own family.
Well, in this dream God was showing me that my natural way human way of solving things in this case are not good enough…we are dealing with a person with a demon that troubles them with a murderous angry avenging spirit. These spirits start in a person’s mind. If they don’t know Christ, nor the bible and haven’t been taught about discerning good and evil spirits then they can be oppressed easily and be used to hurt others with their words and sometimes …if the demon has been there a long time…even in violent actions.
God was showing me the more excellent and only way to deal with spirits like this.
I don’t want these dreams…nor to get involved with such heavy thoughts but this has been going on for a long time in my life…this noticing of the supernatural as it relates to being a “real” Christian.
Once before my mom died…she came to me late at night and woke me up and was crying. She said she had a horrifying vision of the future. She said she saw the earth open up and all these evil sprits were being released into the world…by the millions, it seemed to her.
Spirits need a host to do damage…and the more ignorant, angry, unforgiving, bitter and depressed people are the more they can attach themselves. And that’s what we see today…horror on every newspaper page. Some say it’s always been that way…we just have more media to report it. No I don’t agree…God is allowing it to be reported.so we wont be in the dark…so Christian believers can pray about it…and help in the Lord’s work on earth to prevent it. Just as God inspires and all good gifts come from Him Satan sends his minions to destroy God’s good work on the earth and the most powerful force on this earth is not our world leaders and their governments…but the common everyday variety family.
A father or a mother or both raising kids to love and serve God. That is the greatest lighthouse of hope in the world and a foundation of good for every community of people all over the globe…If he can attack and break their unity he will start there…cause if he disintegrates that there will be no hope…for man is not meant to live alone in a vacuum. And when spouses or when girlfriends or boyfriends break your heart you always have your parents…or siblings…but if that is destroyed.then he has us. Unless we are all mystic monks in a cave somewhere…totally dedicated to Christ…but you know everyone needs someone in this world!
Lately I have been yelled at, and suddenly turned on for no reason. It could be from a student at college…someone in the grocery store or even through a trusted friend…each time people say…why did I say that to you.what was that about? I love you. I am puzzled, they say. Or I don’t know why I have treated you that way…forgive me…That’s all I have been doing lately is having to forgive tons of people…this my friends is obvious demonic activity. Why? Possibly because my work for God is proving results and the enemy is mad and using people to hurt me. Possibly for what I will do in the future.sometimes it IS DARKEST BEFORE A DAWN EXPERIENCE. A darkness that is trying to break me before some grand opportunity to glorify God. Either way there is a great good reason for my suffering. So I must carry my cross and praise him no matter what, Bless my sudden enemy, forgive and pray for them.
Then this morning God showed me further…in the dream was a better way to deal with that demon. Prayer. Even in an instant you can pray when you are in danger or even feeling threatened or under an evil word attack! Do as Jesus…yes like Jesus! Silence the demons…tell them to be quiet…and furthermore tell them to leave! Wow…can we do that? Yes…if you read scripture you would know how to do it…also. But, a quick crash course is knowing some key scriptures…right away…and trusting in the Lord of the scriptures…not in yourself! When you pray: Be humble as a child and bold as a lioness protecting her cubs.
Jesus is the word made flesh…So he is the Word of God…the sword of the Spirit…he also is our armor…Ephesians chapter 6:11…put it on beloved! PUT IT ON NOW…cause you are now a spiritual prayer warrior…you are enlisted in God’s army.you need to use your tools…the word of God…is your first thing…a sword of great power and truth…
Jesus used this sword…the Torah…the Hebrew Scriptures…now that Jesus has ascended and gave us His Holy Spirit, we can use the same scriptures he did…and his very words too to resist the “it.” He was in the dessert for forty days while he fasted before he started his ministry. Mark says he was healing diseases and casting out demons…it’s all through the gospels but we don’t hear it cause the word devil even makes us nervous…what “ wusses” we are at times.
God admires and rewards people of faith and spiritual courage…he is not interested in our agendas, careers or fame if He is not in it! They are all selfish agendas. It will all burn in the end. One can’t take it with them. For where your treasure is so will your heart be…Where is your treasure dear ones?
Man Up, Guys! Women up girls! Let “ it” know where you stand…who you are…use your sword…and tell him to get out, stop, let go, be bound…Just tell him to Go in Jesus Name.
God gave us the power to do so…Jesus said…we have been given this right as believers…Mark said it earlier: “These are the signs that follow believers” …are you a believer… that means it already happened once…and now it has to happen in our time and already is…just listen to the thousands of testimonies on pulpits, papers, books and internet…its real dear ones…its real…you can do it! This is your sign…you shall CAST OUT DEMONS…YEAH YOU! Ha-ha….Don’t take this unnecessary suffering from the “it” in your life…go after it…don’t run face it and cast it out under Jesus feet…and he will take dominion over “it!”
How? Not by your power, cause we have none we are his little children, his sheep…sinners, and very dumb and unaware of the evil around us at times…but, still His.
BELOVEDS, REMEMBER THIS ONE THING…JESUS’ NAME…HIS NAME IS ABOVE ALL NAMES…AT HIS NAME EVERY KNEE BOWS.SAYS SCRIPTURE…BUT ITS NOT THESE LETTERS THAT’S SO SPECIAL.ITS ALL THE NAME REPRESENTS.ALL ASPECTS AND MANIFESTATIONS OF WHO HE IS AND ALL THAT HE SAID AND HAS DONE.SO WHEN YOU SAY JESUS…PAUSE AND SAY IT WITH ALL THIS IN YOUR MIND AND WITH GREAT REVERANCE TOO.
When a king sends out a degree in the older times…he would press his signet ring representing his authority and (name) into a piece of wax sealing the document. We always address the Father in prayer using God’s son’s name as a signet after the prayer…saying Lord God I am praying in the name of all that is holy, righteous, powerful and worthy…all of your amazing grace into one name..I believe it so I know you are pleased with this your son’s name…and it will wing this prayer directly to your throne and heart…and you will do what is best…but you will hear our prayers cause Jesus said you would if we pray in His Name to you. Call on the name of the Lord Jesus and you will be saved.
Daniel a holy prophet of God who even prophecies of the end times in the bible. Was praying three times a day…and looking for an answer to prayer and it didn’t come for three weeks…he, Daniel, said…he was visited by the angel Gabriel who said…to him…”Daniel you are loved by God…cause from the first time he heard your prayer…God was moved to act on it…but the” prince of this region” prevented me from getting to you with the answer..So God got St. Michael the archangel had to intercede and do war against this “stronghold.” Boy if I only had to wait three weeks for an answer…some of my prayers are yet to be answered…so there is warfare there too, But Daniel received the aid he sought. Wow.
So what happened when your family, your boss, your best friend turns on you suddenly. Once you let it go…but if there is persistence attack…then its demonic…then you need to pull out your big gun…THE BIBLE. You need to confess your own sins.and humble yourself first before your maker. Then you need to seek someone else to pray with…for Whenever two or more are gathered in your name there the Father is in your midst and if we don’t’ we have our prayer answered.
Fasting is also a great weapon for spiritual warfare too. For Jesus’ disciples said…master we can’t cast out this demon….he said for this particular case one needs to fast first.
Remember the scripture I gave you in the beginning dear ones? Mark 1:32-34…We must imitate Christ and tell those demons…BE QUIET… in Jesus Name. So when someone starts to lash out on you…don’t just stand there and take it…under your breath…tell “it” to be quiet and leaven now! And pray it in Jesus’ holy name. We don’t always need to speak out loud. I prayed over someone without speaking and she was delivered of a demon. Shouting isn’t always necessary either…Jesus spoke in a loud voice to resurrect Lazarus…and he knows His own reasons…but all we need to do is firmly , without doubt, believe when we pray. Besides, Jesus name seems to shout gloriously for us anyway.
We must constantly stay in that humble place and submit to God first before we run off and cast out demons…or even to resist “it.” And don’t go looking for them either…its enough to just deal with all the problems in your own life… unless one is involved in a prayer group that prays over people in a group.and that is the safest and humblest way. Sometimes I have done it alone…but one must definitely be fasting…and only for deliverance…never with an exorcism… If someone disagrees with that please tell me…because I haven’t read it. Most are performed with a group of people and sometimes over a period of time.
I have found I must bless every place I and every person we are with before engaging in anything. family parties, where having lunch with someone, going shopping or even interacting with family members for by doing thus we can avoid any unnecessary spiritual conflict.
Start in the morning beloveds. Before you get out of bed pray first- pulling down those strongholds in and around and anything that touches your life; so you can have peace at work, school and home. Lastly pray for the peace in all families everywhere especially in the body of Christ, his church.