Thank God, Freedom

December 30, 2015

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Yes, problems with demons happen today, it takes wisdom and maturity to know when it is merely personal selfishness, mental illness or true demonic problems. As we have written so many times before be careful in determining what is the root cause of a problem.

 

Demon bondage can be brought about when an individual is possessed, oppressed, or is in rebellion toward God (sins of the flesh). It takes God’s discernment to determine which of these is producing the bondage in an individual’s life.

 

 

The Bible makes it clear that there are demons, or evil spirits, in the world that interfere in people’s lives (Eph. 6:11-19). Evil forces or powers influence or control the minds of individuals, bring sickness, and cause undesirable behavior, inability to function normally, and even suicide. As a result of these forces, people can become a danger to themselves as well as others.

 

 

Anyone can be assured of victory over demons if he has received Jesus as Savior and Lord (John 1:12), and has received the baptism in the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:8). The Holy Spirit guides us into truth, empowers us, and intercedes for us. He also gives us spiritual gifts, such as discerning of spirits, for our welfare and that of others (1 Cor. 12; Mark 16:9-20).

Demonic influences may show themselves in a number of ways. Determine from which of the following specific areas the counselee may need to be delivered.

1.       Compulsion to abuse animals or people.

2.       Sexual perversion and immorality (homosexuality, molestation, etc.)

3.       A compulsion to abuse his body (drugs, alcohol, gluttony, abuse or misuse of other substances etc.).

4.       A seeking of spiritual knowledge through Eastern religions and other counterfeit religious groups (TM, yoga, humanism, etc.).

5.       Involvement in occult practices (fortunetelling, Satanism, etc.).

6.       Mental distress or oppression (anxiety, fear, anger, disorientation, etc.).

7.       Psychological disorders (split and multiple personalities, paranoia, etc.).

8.       Unusual physical disorders that may be caused by demons (Matt. 9:32,33).

9.       Lack of freedom or joy in the Lord (spiritual bondage).

10.    Inability or constant refusal to repent of sin, though he knows he is sinning (rebellion).

As you can see it will be hard to discern what is mental illness versus true demonic problems. 90% of the time is will be NOT demonic.

Although let me qualify that condition. That statistic holds more true in modern societies rather than in third world countries where demons are a part of the culture.

The Good News is Jesus still sets the captive free.

God bless from scumlikeuschurch@gmail.com

 

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