John S. Torell
August 31, 2003
A backslidden Christian does not want to attend prayer meetings! Neither does he want to read the Bible, pray for himself or witness to others about Christ. He will lose the joy of the Lord, become angry, cranky, miserable, irritated and heaping criticism on those who are still walking with Christ! Eventually he will drop out of church completely, citing his great excuse: I CANNOT STAND ALL THESE HYPOCRITES IN THE CHURCH, NOT REALIZING THAT HE IS THE BIGGEST HYPOCRITE OF THEM ALL! James 3:8-18
This condition brings great joy to the Devil and all his fallen angels and grief to our Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ the Son, and the Holy Ghost!
THE SPIRIT OF ERROR I John 4:6
This is a powerful class of demons, and are extremely difficult to detect. They work in secrecy, using a number of other classes of demons to cover them, and making it almost impossible to detect them. "Flying cover" for these evil spirits are religious spirits, spirits of sentimentality, spirits of guilt, spirits of offense, spirits of approval, and spirits of recognition.
OVERCOMING AN ATTITUDE
Before the Army of God can attack the evil forces of the Devil, Godís soldiers must be "cleansed and healed" from their infirmities. This is a mission that Jesus came to start. Luke 4:28-44
If a person does not know that he has a problem, there will be no solutions for him. Luke 4:18-21
OUR ASSETS IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD
The power of God on this
earth has not decreased -
13:5-9; Deuteronomy 31:6; Joshua 1:5
WALKING IN OBEDIENCE
Every human being has a weakness, which is exploited by Satan and his demons. Human EMOTIONS are the GATEWAY to the soul of a human being!
Evil spirits have three approaches to alter the emotions of a person:
ROOTING OUT HIDDEN ANGER!
The apostles Paul and Barnabas had been together for many years, when they became so angry with one another, that they parted as enemies - Acts 15:36-41
The Bible does not tell us how God dealt with Barnabas, but it is recorded the price that Paul had to pay : Acts 16:16-28
Jesus set up his own standard of laws, to make it possible for a man to control the Gateway to his emotions:
These four points are known as a spiritual law: DYING TO SELF! Galatians 2:16-21
Remember this: If you are not receiving proper sleep, or if your body is physically out of balance, it will affect your emotions and weaken your will-power. Once your will-power is weakened, you have lost control of your emotions. James 1:6-8
Coming to the point of deliverance from evil spirits is hard, but for the believers in Christ to stay clean and maintain the deliverance is a long hard road that will last, until the day Jesus takes you home to heaven. Ephesians 6:10-18
God has made it possible for us to stand, and having stood, to stand until our mission is finished on this earth! Hebrews 11:32-40; 12:1-4
To him that has an ear, let him hear!
To be continued...