Archive for February, 2008

Fear declares God and His Word a liar!

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

The reason that Jesus said faith comes by hearing and hearing the Word of God, is because true Christian faith is simply knowing and believing the Word of God. Since faith is knowing and believing the Word of God, and fear is the opposite of faith, that means fear is calling God and His Word a liar!

Remember that the next time Satan tries to pester you with ‘what if’ worry-bound thinking. How would you feel if somebody called you and your word a liar? No wonder the Bible tells us that without faith, we cannot please God!

Hebrews 11:6, “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”

Can you cast a demon out via the phone?

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

That really depends on the bondage and the spirits involved. In a simple answer, yes, a believer can drive out a demon over the phone. In a more practical aspect, there are many downsides to phone deliverance. For example, the minister cannot use symbolism without the person’s involvement (and what if they are manifesting a demon?). The demon can react violently and there’s nobody there to keep things under control. The demon can manifest and hang up on the minister, and the person is left alone in a trance. My mother did a phone deliverance where the person was thrown into a trance and wouldn’t respond. Finally we had to send angels to assist because the person was 300 miles away.

In-person deliverance also allows the minister to see the person’s face and eyes, and has a good idea of what is going on. Over the phone, there’s a lot that can happen that the minister wouldn’t even know about it. If the person is about to harm themselves, the minister may not even know about it, whereas if he was there, he could do something.

I’m not saying it won’t work! But there are some considerable downsides to weigh out.

Don’t listen to the devil!

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

The other day the Holy Spirit spoke to me and told me to be discerning for the voice of the devil… it is absolutely vital to be able to tell the difference between God’s voice and the devil’s… then it is your responsibility to disregard that which you know is coming from the enemy!

For example, if you hear a condemnation-toned voice in your mind (condemnation NEVER comes from the Holy Spirit… see my teaching titled Condemnation vs Conviction on Great Bible Study), then stop listening to it… this is your responsibility! By paying attention to the voices of Satan, you are willfully allowing yourself to fall into bondage to his lies. You are not using your spiritual weaponry, but rather laying them down and letting the devil move right in on your mind!

2 Corinthians 10:4-5 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds;) 5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

Believed lies will put us in bondage

Saturday, February 2nd, 2008

John 8:31-32 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; 32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

This is a powerful passage, and goes on to show us how the truth (found in the Bible) has liberating power to it. It’s not just any book, it’s a living, anointed, life-giving Word from God! Jesus made it clear that knowing the truth shall set us free. When people believe lies about themselves or about God, it puts them in great bondage. Many are tormented by fears of being hopeless, because they see God as a cruel, distant taskmaster (which is so not true!) or they hate themselves, because they keep beating them self up over failures in their past (when they were already erased by the Blood of Jesus!).

My point is this: If the truth can make us free, then that means when we believe lies from the enemy of our souls, then we will fall into bondage. The lies that Satan feeds us can land us in bondage if we accept/believe them.

We need to not believe the lies of Satan, but get into the Word of God, and know the truth… that we might believe it, accept it, and be made free! The #1 weapon against strongholds is the Word of God, because strongholds are built on lies and false beliefs that we have accepted and believed!

Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.