Archive for June, 2007

Pulling you away from God

Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

One of the common means by which Satan works to pull us away from God is through a combination of guilt and materialism. First, he throws guilt in our faces to the point where we feel unworthy of a genuine relationship with God, then there is this empty void in our lives that must be filled… so along comes materialism, a means to attempt to fill the void. It could be money, book reading, television watching, sports, etc. If it’s trying to fill a void in your life that should be filled with a genuine relationship with God, then something is wrong! What is acting as a blockage between you and your heavenly father? Do you feel unworthy to fellowship openly and freely with Him? Do you feel dirty inside or not fit to be in His presence for one reason or another? Look into those things and get them cleaned up. It is through the Blood of Christ that our sin might be washed away and our conscience cleansed!

Hebrews 10:22, “Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.”

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.