3. We can suffer from unintended curses 

God’s Word results in a harvest of “good fruit” if we hold on fast to it in our hearts. In the same way, we can turn the words we hear from people we trust into curses that bear “bad fruit”.

For example, a man who trusts a doctor that says he will never recover from his medical condition is unlikely to be able to receive God’s miraculous healing, no matter how many times he prays. The doctor’s words (based on a human being’s limited knowledge and not on God) has become an unintended curse. The man must take down such a stronghold through repentance and renunciation, before his relationship with God can be restored.

Luke 8:15 ESV  As for that in the good soil, they are those who, hearing the word, hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bear fruit with patience.

Psalm 146:3 NLT  Don’t put your confidence in powerful people; there is no help for you there.

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2. The Legal Rights Issue

The 2nd big area of debate you will find as you start to research this topic is on the legal rights issue.

Many people argue that nowhere in the Bible does Jesus or the apostles talk about any kinds of legal rights that demons may have to attack us. Jesus just tells us to cast out demons, and they thus believe that you just go in there and take your authority and start commanding the demons to come out and leave the person without trying to find out what their legal rights may have been to be able to attack this person in the first place.

Again, our take on this is that Jesus tells us to cast out demons, but He does not tell us exactly how to do it. And again, this is where you fall back on the verse that it is the job of the Holy Spirit Himself to be our Teacher and Guide in this life. And one of the areas that I believe that the Holy Spirit will help teach us and guide us is in the area of having to deal directly with demons who are attacking people.

I remember when I first saw this big debate occurring as I started to research this topic years ago, that my common sense really kicked in.

The Bible tells us in the story of Job that we all have some kind of a basic protective hedge surrounding us. If we did not have some kind of basic protective hedge surrounding us with the Lord, then these demons would be attacking all of us non-stop, 24/7. We would all be under constant attack and we would be doing nothing but battling demons all of the time.

If we really do have some type of protective hedge from the Lord surrounding us and protecting us, and then someone manages to have demons abnormally attacking them – then my conclusion is – that there has to be some type of specific reason that this has been allowed to occur with these demons – and that specific reason will be their legal right.

For instance, if a Christian decides they are going to start doing drugs like cocaine, heroin, or meth, they then will have committed a direct willful sin against the Lord.

And if God decides to sovereignly allow their basic hedge to break down because of this direct willful sin against Him, then the demons will be able to see that big hole occur in their protective hedge and they will then waste no time in barreling right through that hole to launch an all-out attack on that person and his life.

The door opener for the demons to be able to come directly after that person in the first place was them engaging with drugs that are directly forbidden by the Lord. That door opening activity has now given the demons full legal right to be able to come directly after that person with a severe type of an attack.

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D-Day Anniversary – A Survivor’s Perspective

For most of us, whether we are betrayed or unfaithful, thinking back to D-day conjures vivid images of shock and horror, feelings of shame and disbelief, and a period of suspended animation. We recall falling off the edge of the world as we knew it and into a pit of numbness and despair. I remember too. It took the breath right out of me.

As painful as that experience was, looking back I have a different perspective on D-day. I see it as the day my husband finally let me in. Despite shattering my world, he finally gave us a chance to truly know each other and the potential to experience unconditional love. Prior to D-day that was not possible. He had been hiding from me, wearing a mask, keeping his secret and shutting me out. I was married to someone I did not really know. That was not fair to either of us, and would never have allowed us to be real in our marriage and realize our true potential.

My D-day was probably like yours in many ways. In the morning life was normal and safe, and then we had the conversation that changed everything. Nothing was safe after that, and “normal” was a distant memory. It was just the beginning of a long and painful journey that I would never want to relive and wouldn’t wish on anyone.

The first anniversary of D-day was hard. All the experts agree it can be triggering and temporarily intensify feelings that make it feel like you are going backwards and are starting all over again. That is common. My goal was just to survive the day and I did, just barely, watching the clock and feeling relieved when it was over.

On our 2 year D-day anniversary I wanted to feel differently. I mentally could rationalize how I wanted it to be different, and how getting the truth on D-day really was a breakthrough, but emotionally, I did not feel it at all. I forced myself to act differently in the hopes my feelings would follow, so I took a different approach and made dinner reservations. It was a genuine gesture on my part and I wanted to feel peace, but I didn’t. I was proud of myself for making the effort, and my husband was appreciative. But I really felt awful and was so disappointed that it didn’t magically change anything.

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1. Can Demons Live on the Inside of a Christian?

The first big area of debate that you will come across is whether or not Christians can actually have demons living and operating on the inside of them.

Many will say that once you are saved and born again, that there is no way that a demon can enter in on the inside of you.

We have now been bought back by Jesus Christ Himself and He now “owns” us. Thus, there is no way that a demon or a group of demons can enter in on the inside of a Christian.

At first glance, this appears to be a very logical and valid argument. But in the actual fields of combat, the deliverance ministers who do this on a very regular basis, have found out that Christians can get demons on the inside of them if the appropriate legal rights have been given to the demons to be able to enter in.

Here is their reasoning, and for the record, we do fully agree with this reasoning. The Bible says that we have three parts to our being – body, soul, and spirit. When we get saved and born again, the Holy Spirit comes to live in our human spirits.

It is our human spirit that is instantaneously regenerated and born again at our conversions. Our souls and our bodies are not regenerated at this new birth, it is just our spirits. Please refer to our article, “Regeneration by the Holy Spirit,” on the actual verses on all of this.

What happens in the spiritual realm is that if the appropriate legal rights have been given to the demons to be able to enter in, they will then move into the body and soul of the person. The demons will not be able to enter into the spirit of a Christian because the Holy Spirit is already living there.

One deliverance minister uses the analogy of the Temple that the Jewish people built for God the Father back in the Old Testament to illustrate all of this.

In that Temple built for God by the Jewish people, there were three main parts to it – the Outer Court, the Inner Court, and the Holy of Holies. The manifest presence of God was only in the Holy of Holies, not in the Outer Court or the Inner Court.

In the same way with all of us, the Outer Court of the Temple represents our physical bodies, the Inner Court represents our soul, and the Holy of Holies represents our spirits.

Just as the manifest presence of God was only residing in the Holy of Holies, in the same way the Holy Spirit is only residing in our human spirits, which is the innermost part of our beings, just like the Holy of Holies was the innermost part of the Jewish Temple.

The Bible also tells us that our bodies are now the temple of the Holy Spirit. Some people believe that the word “bodies” means that the Holy Spirit is actually living in the human body itself. But if you use this Jewish Temple analogy, which I believe is analogous to our human-spiritual makeup with the Lord, I believe that our physical bodies are now His temple due to the fact that our physical bodies now actually “house” our human spirits where the Holy Spirit now lives in – just like the Outer and Inner Courts “housed” the Holy of Holies where the manifest presence of God was really at.

This big debate on whether or not a Christian can have a demon living on the inside of them has been going on forever in the Body of Christ and obviously will never be resolved anytime soon until Jesus comes back down for His millennial rule and He then finally lets all of us know who had the correct interpretation on all of this. But until then, each Christian will just have to make their own call on all of this.

After studying all of this at length over the years, it is just my own personal opinion that these deliverance ministers are correct in their assessment in that demons can enter into Christians if the appropriate legal rights have been given to them to be able to enter in. And this will now lead us right into the next topic of debate – the issue of legal rights.

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Deliverance System for Casting Out Demons

As we have said before in the other articles in our Spiritual Warfare section – when demons are attacking someone, they are either doing it from the outside, which means they are on the outside of the person’s body, or they are doing it from the inside, which means they are in the inside of a person’s body.

In this article, I want to give you a good deliverance system to use when dealing with some of these heavier inside type of cases.

Every good deliverance minister has his own ways and his own system that he uses when dealing with these heavier inside type of cases.

Over the years the way that I personally developed this system was to first read and study from the deliverance ministers who have actually written books on this subject matter, who have done this on a very regular basis, and who have had very good success with all of it.

My common sense just told me that God has been raising people up in this area over the last 20-30 years, and that some of them have been instructed by Him to write books on their experiences so they can help teach others on how to do this. Jesus tells us to cast out demons in the Bible, but He does not tell us exactly how to do it. The Bible also tells us that the Holy Spirit is our Teacher and Guide In this life.

Put these two verses together, and I believe that God is trying to tell all of us that you have to be led and taught by the Holy Spirit on how to do all of this. And the way that you do this is to first start reading from all of the people who have very anointed ministries on this part of our walk with the Lord, and then work on the cases that God will start to bring your way.

Once those cases start to come your way from the Lord, then the Holy Spirit will take charge and teach you and lead you as to how to do it.

In other words, you will learn how to do it by actually trying to do it with the real live cases that God will start to bring your way.

Sooner or later, you have to actually jump in the water before you can really learn how to swim in that water. And it is the exact same way in the area of being able to deliver people from demons.

You will actually learn how to do all of this by taking on the individual cases that God will start to bring your way over the course of time.

And do not worry about making mistakes in this area. This is all a big learning curve with God and He will cover you if you make any honest mistakes along the way. Many people never try to do any type of deliverance for fear they will either mess up, or for fear that this is all just too hard, too messy, and too ugly to get into in the first place.

For those of you who really feel no leadings from the Lord to enter into this kind of arena for some of the above reasons, then that is okay too. Most Christians will never get involved with any type of deliverance ministry where they are dealing direct with demonic spirits for some of the above reasons. But what I would tell these type of people is that God can still use you anyway in a mighty way to help other people out that do have demons attacking them.

As we have said in our article, “Looking for a Deliverance Minister,” if you are too afraid or just flat out do not want to be doing this type of intense work for the Lord, you can still work with demonized people by trying to get them to a good deliverance minister in your area who can get them delivered if you do not want to do it yourself.

In the above article is a very dramatic testimony of a woman who did just that for her demonized roommate. She had to go seeking and searching for the right person who could get her roommate delivered, but she eventually found the right minister on the third attempt.

As a result, her roommate received a full-scale deliverance from the Lord and she is still demon-free to this very day. And this was all due to the fact that her roommate cared enough to try and do this for her.

Again, if any of you simply do not want to enter into this type of intense work for the Lord, but would like to be used by Him from time to time to help these kind of people out, just read and follow the logical and straight forward steps that are in that article on leading someone to the right deliverance minister who will be able to help set them free.

And then once you do find a few good people who know how to do this type of work for the Lord in your area, then you can refer other demonized people to them down the road if God were to ever lead any more of these types of cases your way.

Before I get into this deliverance system on dealing with demons who are on the inside of people, I want to cover two other topics in this area of our walk with the Lord. Once you start to try and educate yourself in this area, you are going to come across two very big areas of debate.

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How to be a blessing to those around you

Blessings could be defined as the origin of favors and graces or even as an instrument of blessing.

Genesis 12:2-3
“I will make you a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a source of blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse those who curse you, and all the families of the earth will be blessed in you.

From this verse, we can see that the Lord does not only want to bless us, but He wants us to bless all the people around us. He wants our blessing to have an impact. He wants to bless us so that we can bless in our turn.

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2. God Direct us

Divine direction is another great sign When God wants to move you to a bigger Blessings, When God rebukes or corrects us to direct us, He doesn’t leave us directionless.

If we are walking with God, we are more likely to see the path that He has for us, and besides, He lights the path by His Word because the Bible acts like a light in the darkness and this can keep us from stumbling (Psalm 119:105).

If you have hid God’s Word in your heart, or memorized Scripture (Psalm 119:11), it’s like you’ve got a flash light for every curve in the road and every hazard in the way. Without the guidance of God’s Word, we are depending on ourselves.

It’s like taking a long journey without a map, GPS, or smart phone to a place you’ve never been, however, if you abide in Christ and in His Word, you can ask for anything within God’s will (John 15:4-5, 7), including directions on the path of life. When God corrects you, He also directs you, and directs you into something better.

We know that God works all things together for our very best and it doesn’t matter whether it’s good or bad (Rom 8:28)

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The Blessings/Rewards Of Faithfulness

How does faithfulness rewards a man, what are the blessings or rewards of faithfulness?
1. Divine placement in authority; Anyone who is faithful must be positioned in authority, just like in the case of Joseph the son of Jacob (Genesis 39:4-6)
And Joseph found grace in his sight, and he served him: and he made him overseer over his house, and all that he had he put into his hand.
And it came to pass from the time that he had made him overseer in his house, and over all that he had, that the LORD blessed the Egyptian’s house for Joseph’s sake; and the blessing of the LORD was upon all that he had in the house, and in the field.
And he left all that he had in Joseph’s hand; and he knew not ought he had, save the bread which he did eat. And Joseph was a goodly person, and well favoured.

2. Divine promotion and progress: Faithfulness at your current level is what qualifies you for promotion to the next level.

3. Divine provision, welfare and comfort.
With all of this read, I pray that God will endue you the grace to be faithful and grant you inner strength to be able to say No to every form of compromise, in Jesus name. Amen.

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THE POWER AND BLESSINGS OF FAITHFULNESS

Faithfulness at your current level is what qualifies you for promotion to the next level.

Faithfulness is one of the most rewarding virtues on earth.
Faithfulness is what transform men to a position in life where they never imagine to be, as it attract the God’s attention, the bible speaking in; ,PROVERB 28:20 A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent. KJV
A faithful man abounds with the blessings of God and receive favour from God. God is committed to the faithful.

Faithfulness provoke God attention, it enthrones men an bring men to an unexpected position in life.

 

Unfortunately, faithfulness has become one of the rarest and scarcest virtues on earth today. It is so scarce that the bible says in _,Proverbs 20:6 Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness: but a faithful man who can find?KJV

Nevertheless, there are faithful people in the bible like Daniel, the bible records Daniel as faithful, Daniel 6:4 Then the presidents and princes sought to find occasion against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find none occasion nor fault; forasmuch as he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him.

What then is faithfulness?

Faithfulness equals undivided loyalty and attention towards God.

Faithfulness is absolute and unwavering commitment to God and man, on this note, you must make a personal decision to be faithful in your dealings with your fellow men.

Faithfulness equals consistency of character, it equals trustworthiness and dependability. And lastly, faithfulness means performing to expectations.
Note: Keep the company of faithful people.

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