Tag Archive: demons


Tug-Of-War

Christians don’t knowingly, willfully, choose to sin if we love God. We love God more than we love the pleasure of sin, so we do everything in our strength (including praying and fasting) to not sin. When we are born again, we receive a new heart–one that hates sin. Our will is changed. We will still war against our flesh (which does not change when we are born again), until we bring it under subjection to our will. But if we love God, we WILL choose righteousness. Here’s how it looks:

New heart + new will + Holy Spirit <–> lusts/habits + demons

There is no question: what is on the LEFT side of this equation is stronger than what is on the right side. YES, there will be a struggle. This will be a tug of war for awhile (weeks? months? years?) Demons have to be resisted–demons YOU have given place to in your life. Lusts and habits (lusts and habits YOU have nourished and strengthened) have to be resisted and denied until your flesh learns to submit to your new will.

But I guarantee, you WILL overcome, IF you will persist. There is no way that your lusts and demons can overpower the Holy Spirit. The ONLY way you will lose in this tug of war, is if you give up. And if you give up, you will spend eternity in the Lake of Fire. So–you’d better not give up.

We ALWAYS will have to be alert so that the flesh does not rise up again . . . so that we do not open the door to demonic influence in our life again. If we ever realize we have stumbled and sinned, we must get up and repent and start fighting again.

 

”He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.

Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.

In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.’ (1 John 3:8-10)

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Holy Spirit Baptism

‘I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and [with] fire‘ (Matthew 3:11)

‘John answered, saying unto [them] all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire‘ (Luke 3:16)

This particular fire is not for the unsaved. The same fire that destroys unbelievers, empowers true, born again Christians.

I could be wrong, but I believe ALL truly converted Christians are SEALED with the Holy Spirit, and have His presence in their lives.

‘ . . . God; Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest* of the Spirit in our hearts.’ (2 Corinthians 1:21-22)

*pledge or downpayment

‘But the Comforter, [which is] the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.’  (John 14:26)

‘But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.’  (1 John 2:27)

However, there IS a baptism in the Holy Spirit.  At Pentecost, the Holy Spirit baptized all the Christians that were present.  Later, the Holy Spirit baptism was imparted TO Christians BY Christians, through the laying on of hands.

‘And it came to pass, that, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having passed through the upper coasts came to Ephesus: and finding certain disciples, He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost. And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto John’s baptism. Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus.

When they heard [this], they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. And when Paul had laid [his] hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied. And all the men were about twelve. .’  (Acts 19:1-7)

It isn’t clear whether speaking in tongues was something that only happened at the time of the Holy Spirit baptism, or whether it was something a Christian did throughout his life.  (Prophetic utterances in tongues though, was a specific gift–not something everyone did.)  The only passage I know of, that MAYBE suggests that Christians could speak in tongues anytime they chose, is a verse in Jude:

‘But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost’ (Jude 1:20)

I know of no reason that any of the gifts would have ceased, as long as they Holy Spirit is still present amongst Christians.  I believe some people misinterpret this passage:

‘Charity never faileth: but whether [there be] prophecies, they shall fail; whether [there be] tongues, they shall cease; whether [there be] knowledge, it shall vanish away.  For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.  But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.

When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face . . . ‘  (1 Corinthians 13:8-12)

In other words, prophecies, tongues, and gifts of knowledge give us ‘part’ of our understanding, until the Lord returns.  Since He has not yet returned, I see nothing to suggest He would take away this part of our understanding.  (Consider this passage, the next time you hear someone say that tongues were only a sign for unbelievers, and only in the first century.)

HOWEVER, in spite of the fact that (I believe) the gifts are still intended for true Christians even now . . . there are a lot of false manifestations going on today.  The problem begins with a false gospel, that doesn’t preach repentance.  This creates false ‘Christians’ who really aren’t converted.  Another problem is that people who are demon possessed are not getting deliverance.  So, there are two ways that FALSE tongues can manifest:

  1. people pretending
  2. demons speaking through them

Other problems are lack of discernment (a few Christians have the spiritual gift of discernment, the rest of us must pray and ask God for it when we need it), and a lack of Bible understanding.

Bible understanding is lacking for two reasons:

  1. EVERY Christians should know and study their Bible, but most don’t.  Many people have become lazy, because ‘churches’ place Bible verses on the overhead when they are needed.
  2. The ‘churches’ have pretty much given up the KJV for the newer versions.  These versions are based on corrupt translations.  I believe they lack the power of God, because the translators have twisted His words to fit their own interpretations and/or agenda.

So, with churches full of false converts, corrupted Bibles, and lacking in discernment, it is not surprising that the enemy has moved in.

There is a false ‘holy spirit’ called Kundalini that has invaded the churches.  It is the same spirit that Hindus, yoga practitioners, and New Agers are familiar with (the ‘serpent power’).  It is imparted by laying on of hands.  It, along with other unholy mocking spirits, began entering the ‘churches’ with the ‘Toronto Blessing’.  Another big doorway was Todd Bentley’s ‘Lakeland Revival’.  People, hungry for a move of God, went long distances to take part in these events, and to receive the spirit.  They then carried the spirit back to their home churches, and imparted it to others by laying on of hands.

Because (I believe) false converts now FAR outnumber real Christians in the ‘churches’, MOST of what we are seeing is attributable to the Kundalini spirit.  Remember, only real Christians can receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit–or lay hands on others to impart it.  What is being passed around nowadays, by (not true) ‘Christians’, is the Kundalini spirit.

If you are a truly converted Christian, you can pray and earnestly seek God to baptize you with the Holy Spirit.  When you pray (by yourself, or with other true Christians) for the Holy Spirit, you must trust that your father will not deceive you or give you another spirit.

‘If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if [he ask] a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent?’  (Luke 11:11)

I also suspect you need to have already been baptized in water, as Jesus commanded.  In my case, I also had to renounce all of my occult activity before I received the Holy Spirit.

If you believe you have received the Kundalini (or any other) spirit, then you need deliverance.  But don’t let that frighten you away from seeking the baptism of the Holy Spirit.  However, I would be VERY leery of letting anyone lay hands on me to pray for me for anything, unless I was CERTAIN they had the Holy Spirit and not some other spirit.

I believe that those who have the most trouble with backsliding, are those who fail to realize that we live in a raging battle between Lucifer and his followers, and God and the host of heaven.

Right now, the Earth and all mankind belong to the devil. Those of us who become Christians become enemies of the devil. Jesus Christ gave his spiritual authority to Christians, and the devil knows this.

Genesis 3:15 (God speaking to the devil / Lucifer / Satan) says:

“And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.”

This verse is primarily fulfilled through Jesus Christ, but in a sense, the enmity (and the spiritual battle) continues to this day. For this reason (and because man is created in the image of God), the devil hates mankind and seeks to defile and destroy us.

I am going to quote some of what a friend wrote in a blog post, and add a view into the spiritual dimension, so you can REALLY see what is happening, and what we struggle against.  (MY COMMENTS WILL BE IN CAPS)

“For example, let’s say that someone is an alcoholic. One day this alcoholic realized that his or her life is a mess, and they cried out to God to deliver them. Through a series of events, God set them free from alcohol. And for a while, that person never even thought about drinking. (BUT, THAT VERY DAY THEY CALLED OUT TO GOD, THAT PERSON OBTAINED A NEW AND PERSISTENT ENEMY: THE DEVIL)

But one day, all kinds of things happened that made life hard to deal with. (JUST HAPPENED? OR PERHAPS–ORCHESTRATED!) It could be any number of things, but never the less, the result is the same. (DEMONS THAT ARE ASSIGNED TO THEM SPRING INTO ACTION. LITTLE THOUGHT ‘DARTS’ PENETRATE THEIR MIND. ‘BOY, I NEED A DRINK’, THE DEVIL WHISPERS. ) That person looks to alcohol as a refuge.

(‘JUST A LITTLE BUZZ WOULD BE NICE’, THE DEVIL WHISPERS. ‘JUST A BEER OR TWO’ . . . ) They want to escape into “happiness” just for a little while. Just enough to numb things out a little bit so they can relax and think things through. So after some conflict in their head and heart, they cave in to the pressure, and they pick up a six-pack.

There was that one last bit of hesitation right before the bottle touched their lips, but that was quickly overcome by the thought (THOUGHT ‘DART’ SENT BY THE DEVIL) of “it’s too late now, you’ve already bought the beer and opened it up.” So down goes the first bottle. They think “this time I will only drink in moderation”, but that didn’t work last time, and it won’t work this time either. (‘MAYBE JUST ONE MORE’, THE DEVIL WHISPERS . . . AGAIN, AND AGAIN . . . )

(AS SOON AS THEY WAKE THE NEXT DAY, THE DEVIL BEGINS SENDING THOUGHT DARTS OF CONDEMNATION . . . AND TEMPTATION . . . AND HOPELESSNESS. ‘I REALLY SCREWED UP’, HE WHISPERS. ‘I ALWAYS SCREW UP–I’M WORTHLESS.’ ‘WHY DO I EVEN BOTHER?

AND THE DEVIL’S FAVORITE . . . THE ONE HE SENDS AGAIN AND AGAIN: ‘IT’S HOPELESS. IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT I DO, I CAN’T FIGHT THIS. I CAN’T GET SET FREE. I CAN’T OVERCOME THIS. THERE’S NOTHING I CAN DO. WHY EVEN TRY TO FIGHT IT? IT’S HOPELESS”

THEN: ‘BUT GOD SAYS IT’S WRONG’ . . . ‘BUT I’VE TRIED. I CAN’T STOP. I’LL NEVER BE GOOD ENOUGH. GOD MUST REALLY HATE ME NOW.’ THEN, AGAIN: ‘IT’S HOPELESS. IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT I DO, I CAN’T FIGHT THIS. I CAN’T GET SET FREE. I CAN’T OVERCOME THIS. THERE’S NOTHING I CAN DO. WHY EVEN TRY TO FIGHT IT? IT’S HOPELESS”)

Before they know it, they are stopping by the store every night on the way home from work. (WHEN THEY DRINK IS THE ONLY TIME THE VOICES SHUT UP AND GIVE THEM ANY PEACE!) They will meet other people who drink (YOU DON’T THINK THAT’S BY COINCIDENCE DO YOU?), and late nights at the bar are a normal way of life…again. Then comes the DWI, then comes the totaled car, then comes the broken marriage. Why did this happen?’

It happens because we either don’t know, or don’t believe that there is a huge demonic presence on this Earth, that is constantly at work (especially at opposing the people of God). These demons are eternal beings that never sleep! They will work on you 24/7 for the rest of your life . . . if you let them!!

But here is the key–you DON’T let them!! The Bible tells us that the devil goes about, like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. But it also tells us ‘resist the devil and he will flee from you’.

Now, Satan’s #1 lie is that he doesn’t exist. Obviously it is to his advantage that we believe that, because if we do, we won’t resist him! But, the Bible wouldn’t tell us to resist him if he didn’t exist!!

One way to resist him (besides to ignore what he is saying or telling us to do), is to ‘rebuke’ him. You can say: ‘Satan (or ‘demons’)–LEAVE ME ALONE!! IN JESUS’ NAME!

(If you aren’t a Christian, your authority is pretty limited, so you’d better get that resolved first.)

The other thing to do is to ‘plead the blood of Jesus’ over yourself for protection. That’s as simple as saying: ‘I plead the blood of Jesus over myself’.

So, lets review. The first, and most important steps you take are to:

  1. Do your best to live right
  2. ‘Plead the blood of Jesus’ over yourself daily
  3. Always remember that you are involved in a spiritual battle, and that the spirit world is very real
  4. Resist the devil
  5. Rebuke the devil/demons when they mess with you

If you will do these things, you will see a tremendous improvement! Beyond that, there are other things you’ll need to learn more about and do, for complete deliverance.

  • Clean up your life and your home, work station, etc. Learn about the kind of things that can be ‘doorways’ for demons, or that demons can ‘attach to’ and get rid of them.
  • Get deliverance from (have cast out) any demons that are living inside you.

(Satan’s #2 lie is that Christians can’t have demons inside them.)

 

You can find more info about deliverance at these sites:

http://www.shatterthedarkness.net/
(the best info, but the site is horribly disorganized)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/omegamanradio

http://patholliday.com/

If I had told Christians, thirty years ago, that in the not-too-distant future Christians would line up to lay down on a table, listen to relaxing music and have someone impart evil spirits into their bodies, they would probably have thought I was nuts.

If I had told them that, before receiving these spirits into their bodies, Christians would pray to them and invite them in, would they have believed me?

If I had told them that churches would actually be promoting the practice, they would have shaken their heads in amazement and wondered ‘Where are the pastors, where are the elders, where are those with discernment–how can this be?’

How far astray the church has wandered!!  Before I became a Christian, I dabbled in the occult.  I was told there was ‘black magic’ and ‘white magic’–that a person could have supernatural powers and use them for good.  I bought the lie that the ‘goodness’ or ‘evilness’ of the practice was determined by one’s intention.

The truth is:  the power, the energy force that empowers people who seek supernatural power, is evil It springs from demonic beings–beings that were once angels, but rebelled against God.

There is another lie:  that there are good spirits or evil spirits that can be our guides, and that we can choose which.

The truth is:  the only ‘good spirits’ are angels that are living in obedience to God.  They are in submission to Him only.  They do not submit to the will of men, or make themselves available to do their bidding.  Angels do not seek to live in the bodies of men, because they are spirit beings that live in the spirit realm, and have glorious spiritual bodies.

(Evil spirits, on the other hand, have been cast out of heaven.  Their spirit bodies are now devoid of power, because they are no longer empowered by the presence of God.  Their true appearance is distorted and misshapen, because they no longer reflect His glory.)

For people seeking spiritual power, there is the promise of a symbiotic relationship, a ‘win-win’ situation for both them and the disembodied spirits who seek a fuller existence in the physical realm.  These spirits are willing to submit themselves to you, to a certain extent, in trade for the right to dwell in your physical body.  (Contrary to popular belief, these spirits can inhabit the body of a Christian!)

However, just as they did not submit to God, these demonic spirit beings are not going to submit themselves to the will of men for long.  Once they take up residence inside your body, they will battle with your spirit for control.  Unlike you, they do not need food or sleep.  They will battle you 24/7 until your spirit retreats and they become the dominant spirit in your body.

These demons are part of Satan’s army here on Earth.  There are many deceptions, tailored to the beliefs and cultures of different people, that encourage them to open themselves to spirits.

Wherever there is sin, there is demonic activity.

Each of the ten commandments, if followed, is a protection against opening oneself (inadvertently) to different kinds of evil spirits.  At the top of the list is the commandment that offers protection against the most powerful of the demonic spirits, and it works itself down from there:

1. Not worshiping other gods–protects against possession by powerful territorial spirits, and even Satan himself.

2. Not creating or worshiping idols–also protects against possession by powerful territorial spirits, and even Satan himself.  Physical idols create a place of habitation, and a point of contact, for demons.

3. Not misusing the name of God–protects us from spirits of blasphemy.

4. Keeping the Sabbath–keeps us in remembrance that God alone is The Creator.  This protects us from pride and the temptation to follow men (who may be hosting demon spirits).

5. Honoring one’s parents–protects us against spirits of rebellion.

(pride and rebellion were the origins of Satan’s fall)

6. Not committing murder–protection against  murderous spirits.

(rebellion was the first human sin, murder was the second)

7. Not committing adultery–protection against the multitude of unclean spirits that lead us to partake of every kind of sexual impurity.

8. Not stealing–protection against thieving spirits.

9. Not giving false testimony–protection against lying spirits.

10. Not coveting–protection against spirits of greed (and the love of money, which is the root of allevil).

When evil spirits enter in, they bring others with them.  Never underestimate the potential of small things.  Most people, as children, begin sinning ‘at the bottom of the list’ (of the ten commandments).  Once the spirits of greed, lying, or stealing enter in, they open the door to others, and we get involved in sins of ever-increasing severity.

Because these demons are part of Satan’s army here on Earth, he goes to great lengths to encourage people to sin–to open the door to them, so that they can take up residence in physical bodies where they can do greater work to promote his rebellion against God.

No, not everyone who is possessed of evil spirits becomes a murderous zombie!  But, because of the voices they begin to hear, the spiritual leadings they feel, many become false teachers and promoters of all kinds of heresy.  And that brings us back to the subject of this post.

There are now many in the churches who have been bewitched and bedeviled, who have opened themselves to ‘spirit guides’, and have then worked, at their behest, to become promoters of these practices in their churches.

Chances are, many of you have been exposed to these heresies and deceiving spirits–it has become very widespread within the churches.  It will be hard for some of you to consider the information that I am providing, because of pride, disbelief, and/or the influence of demonic spirits that will seek to snatch away the truth, to protect themselves, lest their deceptions be exposed.

Please listen to this audio!!  There is VERY important information here. If you find yourself becoming angry or defensive . . . step back and ask yourself why.  The unwillingness to receive correction (pride) can keep us in bondage.  No one likes to admit that they were wrong, or that they were fooled, but we are all susceptible to deception, and to making mistakes.  Focus instead on what you can do about it.

If you were involved with this, please repent of your involvement.  Then you will need to do some spiritual warfare–renouncing of spirits and (later) possibly obtaining deliverance.

But before you ‘jump from the frying pan into the fire’–PRAY!!  Ask God for direction, protection, and guidance.  There are false deliverance ‘ministries’ out there that are linked to this whole spiritual movement!  It is bigger than you think–this audio focuses in on just one aspect of it.

Besides repenting and renouncing, don’t do anything else until you have spent much time in prayer and seeking God, and until you have learned much more about what you have gotten ensnared in.

http://olivetreeradio.com/OTM2011_01_22A.mp3

Here is a second interview, that delves into the subject of ‘Christian’ yoga.   Why is it dangerous?

http://olivetreeradio.com/OTM2011_04_30B.mp3

Here is something really strange I discovered, while looking for a little information on JP Morgan Bank.

A man named Robert Gordon Wasson is a former vice president of JP Morgan Chase.  R. Gordon Wasson is an ethnomycologist–someone who studies how different peoples have used fungi.  His particular interest was in . . . ‘magic mushrooms’  (and the search for Soma–the means to becoming a God?).

(Wikipedia says:  ”  . . .  Wasson views historical mushroom use primarily as a facilitator for the shamanic or spiritual experiences core to these rites and traditions . . . “)

Books attributed to him:

I can’t even speculate as to what connection there is between a banker and a researcher of magic mushrooms.  How extremely strange it seems that one man would be both.

I believe that the (Satanic)  ‘reason’ behind hallucinogenics is to create a gateway for demonic spirits to enter our physical world.

America’s era of hallucinogenic drugs has been a time of greatly increasing spiritual darkness and deception in their proximity.  It also coincides with a great rebellion–one that spawned a generation of radicals (who have now hijacked the White House) and the ‘New Age’ religion (that has hijacked The Church).

When one starts investigating these things, what they find is a very intricate and tightly woven web between the occult, the global political and banking elites, multinational corporations, pharmaceuticals, agricultural giants, eugenics, Hitler, etc.

I’m including this link, for those who are investigating such things.

 

Will America’s New National Health Care ID Card Eventually Morph Into ‘The Mark Of The Beast’?

Is The Transformation To Communism Already Well Underway?

It is my opinion that this is in America’s not-too-distant future:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xupOQSvnas&feature=player_embedded

(this is the video a Russian company is using to market their product)

It is also my opinion that our dear leader has made alliances with communist dictators in other countries, and that he is sending them signals to launch an attack against America, in order to help implement the breakdown of America and to give justification for activating the new government that he has been building for Amerika.

These signals (permissions) are all of the recent moves that he has made to disarm America and make her vulnerable, and to greatly handicap any ability for us to prevent an attack.

I believe that our enemies will use proxies–rebel groups such as Hezbollah, etc.–to do the deed. They will supply them with the weapons and let them commit the attack and claim responsibility.

Statue of Liberty

The light of the lamp of liberty

 

I believe that New York City will be decimated. Other points will be hit too, but primarily the disaster will be the complete annhiliation of New York City.  It will be rendered uninhabitable.  The other cities will be rebuilt.  America will survive.  I believe this is the fulfillment of Revelation 18.

I believe, where we are right now, is in verses 1-3:

“After this I saw another angel coming down from heaven.  He had great authority, and the earth was illuminated by his splendor.  With a mighty voice he shouted:

“Fallen!  Fallen is Babylon the Great!  She has become a home for demons and a haunt for every evil spirit, a haunt for every unclean and detestable bird.  For all the nations have drunk the maddening wine of her adulteries.  The kings of the earth committed adultery with her, and the merchants of the earth grew rich from her excessive luxuries.””

The Lord has been revealing to America the vile shadow government that has been operating behind the scenes, and the corruption, and involvement of our multinational corporations.

Next, He will warn Christians and call them out (verse 4-5):

“then I heard another voice from heaven say:

“Come out of her, my people, so that you will not share in her sins, so that you will not receive any of her plagues; for her sins are piled up to heaven, and God has remembered her crimes.”

Revelation 18:23

“The light of a lamp will never shine in you again. The voice of bridegroom and bride will never be heard in you again. Your merchants were the world’s great men. By your magic spell all the nations were led astray.”

You can read the entire passage here: Revelation 18

Again, these are my interpretations and opinions of what is soon to come.

We Are Living In Revelation

Truth And Light-Nowhere To Run, No Place To Hide

Is The Transformation To Communism Already Well Underway?