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How Demons Can Infiltrate Christians   6 comments

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Can demons infiltrate Christians? The late Derek Prince suggested that they can, and in the book, Rules of Engagement: Preparing for Your Role in the Spiritual Battle, he explains how:

In James 3:15 the apostle speaks about a form of wisdom which does not descend from above, but is earthly, sensual [soulish], demonic. James depicts a downward slide in three successive stages: from the earthly to the soulish to the demonic.

When Christians become earthly they lose the vision of eternity. They cannot see beyond the things of this life: success, pleasure, wealth, physical health. They are only interested in what their faith will do for them in this life! Concerning such people Paul says: If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men the most pitiable (1 Corinthians 15:19). Christians like that often consider themselves prosperous and successful. God considers them pitiable.

After the earthly, the next stage is soulish. To be soulish is to be egocentric, self-centered. For such people, the Christian faith is a way to get what they want out of life. They suppose that godliness is a means of gain (1 Timothy 6:5).

The soulish opens the way for the demonic. This is one main way in which demons infiltrate the church. The question is often asked: Do Christians ever need deliverance from demons? The words of James provide a clear answer. This downward slide from the earthly to the soulish to the demonic exposes both individual believers and whole congregations to the activities of demons.

What are Demons?
A Deeper Deliverance

Posted January 9, 2016 by Tim Shey in Uncategorized

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A Deeper Deliverance   4 comments

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Revelation 2: 24:  “But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depths of Satan, as they speak; I will put upon you none other burden.”

Since October of 2014, I have been going through a deeper deliverance.  When a demon comes out of your body, it can be very painful (Mark 9: 26:  “And the spirit cried, and rent him sore, and came out of him: and he was as one dead; insomuch that many said, He is dead.”).  Parts of my body became very sore in late October and early November—I call this New Testament Circumcision.  The pain became unbearable around my eyes and the front of my head, so I had to take some ibuprofen for two to three weeks.  My left eye was horribly blood-shot and then, a week later, my right eye became very blood-shot.  The body can go through a lot of stress while going through deliverance.

Why did the demon or demons come out?  In my experience, a demon will come out of my body when I obey the Lord in something He has told me to do—especially if it is something I really don’t want to do.  The demons that came out of my body since October, I believe, came out because some curse was broken.  A curse is like a prison sentence:  when the prison sentence is finished, the curse is broken—I would call this strategic deliverance.  I believe it could have been a generational curse (sins of my ancestors).  I went through six deliverance sessions back in 1988 and 1989 and was delivered of some demons—I would call this tactical deliverance.

When a demon comes out, there can be much coughing, choking and gasping for air or there can be much sneezing with a lot of phlegm coming out of your sinuses or your lungs.  I have heard of people vomiting when going through deliverance, but I don’t think that has ever happened to me.

I am very grateful that the Lord is continuing to purify my body and soul of demonic bondage (I don’t believe a Christian can have a demon in his spirit), so that my life will be a more powerful witness for the Lord.  “Work out your salvation with fear trembling.”(Philippians 2:12)  As of today, my right eye is slightly blood-shot and I haven’t had any severe pain in over two weeks.

Isaiah 10: 27:  “. . . and the yoke will be destroyed because of the anointing.”

Matthew 17:18-21:  ” And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour.  Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out?  And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.  Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.”

Hebrews 6:1-3:  “Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. And this will we do, if God permit.”

New Testament Circumcision
Obedience:  The Bondage Breaker
The Deeper Work of the Cross by Watchman Nee
4 Kinds of Curses
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Classic Demon Possession
Abba Daniel: “how the pride of the devil is brought low”

Walls of Jericho Revisited   2 comments

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The Israelites marching around the walls of Jericho

Joshua 6: 20:  “So the people shouted when they blew with the trumpets:  and it came to pass, when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, and the people shouted with a great shout, that the wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they took the city.”

Hebrews 11: 30:  “By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they were compassed about seven days.”

Physical warfare in the Old Testament is a foreshadowing of spiritual warfare in the New Testament.

I am sure that there are manifold reasons why the Lord has had me hitchhike the United States for most of the past seventeen years.  One of the reasons is that my hitchhiking is fasting and prayer.  Most people think of fasting as fasting from physical food.  The lifestyle of fasting that I am talking about is fasting from the world system, lukewarm churches and the traditions of men that make void the Word of God.

In my experience, whenever I obey the Lord, I am delivered of a demon or maybe several demons.  I have been delivered of maybe hundreds of demons in my hitchhiking travels and many curses have been broken in my body and soul (I don’t believe that a demon can oppress or possess the spirit of a man—just the soul and the body).

Obedience, in our Christian walk of faith, is the great catalyst or the great mover and shaker of the spiritual realm.  Most Christians are justified by faith and that is about it for their walk with God.  The few Christians that are living in the Kingdom or New Jerusalem on this earth, are walking the narrow walk of obedience to the Father.  The Kingdom is obedience, obedience is the Kingdom (“thy will be done, thy Kingdom come, on earth as it is in heaven”).  Time and time again I have told the Lord that all of this hitchhiking seems crazy and when do I get to die and go back home to heaven because this world is so strange to me and I really don’t fit in the world or even the church system.  But, of course, I am on this earth to please my Father and not myself.  All of this obedience (hitchhiking) glorifies my Father and it has delivered me of many deep-rooted demonic strongholds.

The city of Jericho back in Joshua’s day was a physical, demonic stronghold.  The generational curses and other curses in my body is/were a spiritual, demonic stronghold—and we defeat this stronghold through obedience to the Lord.  And it takes many years to be set free (“work out your salvation with fear and trembling”, “take up your cross and follow me”).  As you can see, I am not into this instantsalvationspeak:  justification by faith is instant, salvation is not.

The more the Christian believer is freed up from demonic bondage in the body and soul, the more the believer can affect powerful change in the heavenlies:  destroying Satan’s work and hindering principalities and powers of darkness.

The life is the sermon, the life is the witness:  when you see me, you see the Father.

Jericho (A Dream)
New Testament Circumcision
The Spiritual Man
Walls of Jericho
Obedience:  The Bondage Breaker
Strongholds
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