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Rejection and jealousy leading to demonization

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

And the women answered one another as they played, and said, Saul hath slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands. And Saul was very wroth, and the saying displeased him; and he said, They have ascribed unto David ten thousands, and to me they have ascribed but thousands: and what can he have more but the kingdom? And Saul eyed [literally meaning that he looked with jealousy upon] David from that day and forward. And it came to pass on the morrow [the next day], that the evil spirit from God came upon Saul, and he prophesied in the midst of the house: and David played with his hand, as at other times: and there was a javelin in Saul’s hand. And Saul cast the javelin; for he said, I will smite David even to the wall with it. And David avoided out of his presence twice.
1 Samuel 18:7-11

I was reading my Bible today, when this passage really stood out to me. First, we see the women praising David for slaying his ten thousands, but Saul for slaying his thousands. This rejection made Saul angry with David, and jealous of him. The very next day, an evil spirit came upon Saul and caused him to become exceedingly angry, to the point of attempting to murder David!

The same thing happens today. A person can experience rejection, which leads them to other emotions such as rebellion, jealousy, anger, and so forth. As a result, they can make themselves available to unclean spirits, which will take advantage of these sins of the heart and take up residence.

That is why our reactions to what is done to us is so important to subject to the obedience of Christ. Whether it be rejection, theft, abuse, molestation, etc., which is done to us, our reaction to it is what opens the door to the enemy. Rejection can come from our parents, siblings, friends, family, teachers, peers, or even ourselves (self-rejection).

Many times, when dealing with cases of jealousy, anger, hate, rebellion, and so forth, the root is often rejection. Rejection is one of the biggest, and well known roots in the ministry of deliverance!

Are soul ties really Biblical?

Thursday, May 1st, 2008

This is a good question that many today are asking. Let’s take a look at some scriptures to see what we can find:

1 Samuel 18:1 And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking unto Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul.

Apparently, their souls were somehow ‘tied’ or ‘knit’ together. The word ‘knit’ in the above verse literally means to TIE or BIND together. Let’s look at some other passages:

Mark 10:8 And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh.

In the above passage, Jesus is saying that when a husband and wife are joined by God, they become on flesh. Does that refer to a physical flesh? Of course not - any 5 year old will tell you that! No, it’s speaking of a soulish/fleshly joining.

To say that this is a physical joining, you would have to word it this way: “The two physical bodies are united and become one physical body.” Folks, it doesn’t take a 5-year old to tell you that such a thing never happens!

1 Corinthians 6:15-20 Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid. What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh. But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit. Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body. What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.

In this passage, we can see that God has a problem with us “joining ourselves to a harlot.” Why would God have a problem with the “two becoming one flesh” if it were only a quick, fast and temporary thing? But no, God is concerned about an actual joining that takes place when we have sexual relations with somebody outside of marriage.

In the deliverance ministry, we meet cases where soul ties have devastated people’s lives. I worked with one young man that was being visited by demons as a result of having a soul tie with a witch, but when I led him to break the soul tie, the attacks stopped completely! Friend, this is a very real and heavy duty story of a young man who was physically visited by demons at night, where he would see the room turn jet black, blood red, and hear voices of dead people, bones breaking, and other very heavy duty visitations. It’s sad to see that witches understand soul ties better than us Christians, and they will use soul ties to pass curses on to others.

There are articles on this web site and also GreatBibleStudy.com that deal with soul ties, and how to break them. If you’ve ever had sex outside of marriage, then I recommend taking the steps to break yourself off from any ungodly soul ties that may have been formed.

Want your spiritual eyesight darkened?

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

Then just dishonor your parents. It will open you wide to demonic spirits to darken your spiritual eyesight. The Bible tells us clearly that it is the devil (who works through demonic spirits) who darkens the minds (or eyesight) of the non-believing:

2 Corinthians 4:4, “In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.”

Proverbs tells us that the man (or woman) who mocks or dispises his parents, the ravens of the valley (demons) will come and pluck out his eyes (or spiritual eyesight).

Proverbs 30:17, “The eye that mocketh at his father, and despiseth to obey his mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it.”

You can bet your last dollar that those are not physical birds that come along and eat their eyeballs… those are spiritual vultures sent to us from the enemy! Do vultures come along and eat the eyeballs out of the rebellious youth today? No. But does that make the word of God untrue? No, because the Word of God is speaking of spiritual things here, not physical.

Proverbs 20:20, “Whoso curseth his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in obscure darkness.”

These are some strong warnings that we find in the Word of God! I think God is trying to say something to us about how important it is to honor our parents, regardless if we agree with them or not.

Watch what you say!

Thursday, September 6th, 2007

Did you know that the words that proceed from our mouths carry spiritual weight and can shape our future? It’s true! There are people who claim death with their tongue and actually welcome a spirit of death (a demon) by doing so. Proverbs clearly points out how the power of life and death lie in the tongue:

Proverbs 18:21, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.”

Jesus told us in Matthew that by the words the proceed from our mouth, we will be justified or condemned. This ought to make us seriously consider whether or not what we say lines up with God’s will for us!

Matthew 12:37, “For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.”

And finally, it is quite possible (and not uncommon) to spiritually defile ourselves by negatively confessing the wrong things. Spiritual defilement is an open door for demons to enter us (I have an entire teaching on this), and therefore it is important for us to watch carefully the things which we say.

Matthew 15:18, “But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.”

As harmless as it sounds, it is dangerous to confess things contrary to the Word of God. Everyday confessions such as “I’ll never get out of debt” or “I’ll never lose the weight” can be serious hindrances to our success in those areas of our lives!

Want to bind your soul and shut off your heart towards others? Say something like, “I’ll never allow anybody to get close to me ever again!” Somebody who has been through divorce and has made confessions like that, may find it nearly impossible to truly bond with another person. Has this happen to you? You CAN be released from this bondage… you can start by repenting for making such confessions, and then begin to take back the negative words which you spoke (do this step verbally)… once that step is done, possible deliverance may be needed in order to rid yourself form any unclean spirits that may have entered in through your vows.

Negative confessions are cleaned up through repentance and renouncing the words spoken. Further deliverance may be necessary in order to be fully set free from the resulting bondage. Don’t give up… Jesus paid the price for you to be set free!

Allying with demons

Friday, June 15th, 2007

Did you know that everyday Christians ally with demons without even knowing it? We ally with a spirit when we agree, support or defend it. Let’s say that we have a spirit of rebellion, but when somebody confronts us concerning our problem, we become defensive and start to attack them or make them feel bad for saying such a thing. That is a prime example of a person allying with a demon, and it will give that demon legal grounds to remain. If we have an eating disorder, yet become defensive anytime that a person points out how we are not eating healthy (example, “why don’t we stop and look at what YOU eat for a change??”), then we are defending our spirit of addiction and giving it legal permission to hang around. Be careful never to justify or defend a weakness or bondage in your life!

A key to avoiding this pitfall is to be open to constructive criticism (either from God or others) and be careful never to justify or defend a weakness or problem in our lives. If you are going to justify the bondage, then you aren’t really ready to receive deliverance in that area of your life.

What is energy healing?

Tuesday, April 10th, 2007

To put it simply, energy healing is basically the term that new agers use to describe demonic healing power. Think of energy healing as ’spirit healing’, but the spirit(s) behind the healing is not the Holy Spirit, but demonic. This is an open door for them to enter a person and bring about much havoc in their life, even if it’s not immediately evident.

Can energy healing actually work? Yes, but remember, whenever you receive something from a demonic spirit, you are going to pay dearly for it. Demonic power is never free; it comes with a very steep price. That person may develop a mental illness or some sort of other infirmity down the road that could lead to their death. It can also open them up to curses and other misfortunes that can practically ruin their life. Keep in mind that the devil came to steal, kill and destroy (John 10:10), and if he has to disguise himself as an angel of light to get his foot in the door, he will certainly do it (2 Corinthians 11:14).

What does escapism and addictions have to do with each other?

Monday, April 9th, 2007

Escapism is a form of living outside reality or trying to escape the pressure that reality (or projected reality) has put upon a person. Examples of escapism is when a person turns to food (excessive eating), alcohol, drugs, pornography, etc. in order to suppress the feelings they are experiencing. The danger in doing this, is that you can open the door to a spirit of addiction and relating spirits that can bind you to that escapism. If you are doing drugs, excessive eating, etc., then you are not taking care of your body (the temple of the Holy Spirit - 1 Corinthians 16:9), thus telling unclean spirits that you really don’t care about what God’s given you and they are more than happy to take you up on the opportunity to aid in the destruction of your body.

Suppressing our problems is not the answer; true healing takes place when the root of the problem is brought into the light and treated. For example, if it’s an emotional wound, then we need to stop holding onto that wound (infection grows in the darkness of our souls), and open it up to the Lord, and make yourself available for His healing to take place.

Addictions can also be rooted in an unmet need, such as a young boy not receiving an adequate supply of healthy love from his parents can cause him to seek a different type of love and picks up his first pornography magazine. Then there’s generational curses which can also open a person up to addictive spirits.

Addictions are usually birthed because a person is trying to fill a void or need with something else. If you want to be set free from an addiction, then your first step is to find out what void that addiction was trying to fill. First make sure that void is cleaned up, and once the root of the problem is taken care of, then it’s time to seek deliverance from the spirits that are fueling or binding you to that addiction.