covenant

Every covenant that God has made with men… they have broken…. maybe I did not realize this at the time… but…

I made a covenant with God when I was younger, and then went “my own way” later… feeling “upset” I had made it, I told God that there was no way I could keep it and I would just have to suffer the consequences of hell, like other humans.

Amazingly (to me), God respected my choice and the “terrible” consequences I was expecting never came…. years later I was “happy and contented” living a worldly life… and being driven by demons, I was actively doing the devil’s work (on the internet)without even realizing it.

The story of my deliverance from demonic control….. and my personal “prodigal son” experience with God…. the spiritual battles that followed…. and my subsequent cleansing and anointing for his service are documented in several previous postings on this blog.

Now I want everybody to understand:

1. Nobody can keep a covenant with God in their FLESH…. no matter how well meaning and determined they may be, they will ultimately FAIL.

2.But if the covenant is made in honest sincerity, God is able to ultimately triumph in that person’s life.

“For it is God who worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure” (Phillipians 2:13)

“For by grace are ye saved through faith; AND THAT NOT OF YOURSELVES, it is the gift of God” (Ephesians 2:8)

How many Christians are still serving God in the FLESH today ? …. fooling themselves in thinking that THEY have some inherrent “goodness”….  that THEY can do the things to please God.

IF YOU HAVE FAILED GOD….. if you were a Christian as a child, He wants you back ….. if you have never been a Christian but are fed-up with your sinful life…..read Isaiah 55:7, Ezekiel 18:21 – 23

As long as you are alive on this earth their is hope….. however, BEWARE postponement….. if God is calling you today, ACT NOW…. because the opportunity may not occur again… (Hebrews3:13, Proverbs 29:1)

It is a fact that as we grow older… it gets harder to change…. if you resist the calling of God now… the time will come when you cannot “sincerely repent” because your heart will have been “hardened” by sin and demons…. postponement can be FATAL…. so please do not roll dice with your eternal soul as the stake.

Deliverance

In this Bible blog we have looked at many ways in which the “world viewpoint” is different from GOD’s viewpoint and we have also seen that many established churches have views that are “of the world” and not of GOD…. amazing, since they are reading the same Bible as all the rest of us.

Do you truly love GOD ? ….. you know many people who say they love GOD have not really analyzed their own heart…… SIN keeps us from fellowship with GOD but cannot really change our love for Him…. we either love Him, in which case our sin causes us much distress…. or we do not love Him, in which case our sin does not cause us much distress.

The greater is your love for GOD then the more problem you are going to have with sin in your life.

ADDICTIONS that you cannot overcome……  like drugs, sex, over-eating or any habit that controls your behavior….. can range from imperceptible to a “serious problem” that everybody can recognize….. because ALL addictions start small and grow gradually… some grow faster than others…. some get bigger than others…  just like plants, every one  is different.

One of the biggest CONFUSIONS is deciding for sure….. whether something is the work of DEMON spirits…. or simply a “natural” condition.

All sickness is not caused by demons….. and all habits are not the work of demons…. but some people preach this.

Other churches who are very confused over this….  simply ignore demons altogether.

So what’s the TRUTH ???

The term “demon possession” is not strictly correct…. because in most cases, the person is still exercising their own will and the demon is merely “influencing” them when possible, and in many cases very subtly.

In my case, the extent of the control of the demon over my body did not become apparent to me UNTIL I DESIRED TO DRAW CLOSER TO GOD…. once I realized the extent of his control over my PHYSICAL HEALTH…. I was VERY SAD AND UPSET…. and I CRIED AND CRIED, because I BLAMED MYSELF FOR BACKSLIDING FROM GOD….. it was in this state, that I HEARD THE VOICE OF GOD speaking to me….. I followed His instructions and HE REMOVED THE DEMON…. although the “deliverance experience” only lasted one night….  I came under “spiritual attack” for nearly a whole month after that….. GOD allowed me to go through this experience to reveal more of Himself to me and to make sure that I would NEVER EVER FORGET the lessons He taught me…. to increase my FAITH and TRUST in Him….. to show me that HE is ALL POWERFUL and OMNIPOTENT….. to show me that I need NOTHING ELSE but HIM (not food, not sleep… all the things  reason would dictate… humans “need” to surviive).

It was a time for me to battle FEAR itself…. doctors wanted to “medicate” me for all sorts of “conditions” they “diagnosed”….. my sister was convinced I would have a “nervous breakdown” and end up a mental patient.

It was an AWEFUL time for me…. I dont want to make it sound GLAMOROUS…. and I would NOT want to go through that again….. but it was BENEFICIAL and NECESSARY….

Here are the LASTING ADVANTAGES… which I list below….

1. Peace and joy in my heart everyday

2. The CERTAIN KNOWLEDGE that “it’s all REAL”….. the BIBLE…. heaven… hell…. angels… demons….. and most of all, JESUS CHRIST…. our SAVIOUR and BEST FRIEND….. the LOVE of GOD the FATHER.

3. Lots of people go to church and pray and love the Lord and do Christian work …. nice people…. who have never commited “aweful” sins (like me) or had a demon “in residence” in their body…. but most of them have NEVER actually HEARD THE VOICE OF GOD either….  or gone through what I went through physically…. and it is AWESOME…. I mean the CREATOR GOD…. MAKER of the UNIVERSE…. actually having a two-way conversation with me …. and working miracles, just like you read about in the old testament prophets…. it is not the experience of the “average” Christian…. and even though I am glad that I am back to living a “normal everyday life”…. because of that experience, the course of my life has been changed forever…. and I will never be the same again, I mean my values, my outlook on life…. everything changed.

4. I have new power over my own body and over my mind and I have power over sin.

I started this Bible blog at the prompting of the Holy Spirit…. and I KNOW that every post I make will ultimately be a blessing to somebody, somewhere in the world….. people I will never know or meet will be helped in their walk with God…. and you know…. that’s ALL that really matters…. this world is just a school to TEACH US ABOUT GOD….  Jesus said “the flesh profiteth NOTHING” (John 6:63)…. because when we leave this world, the ONLY THING that matters beyond the grave is “the fruit” we have born for Him (John 15:16)…. the lives we have touched for Him…. and the growth in our own spiritual character…  in our knowledge, understanding and relationship with HIM.

Look around you today…. no wonder Jesus said “many are called but FEW are chosen” (Matthew 22:14)….. no wonder He said, “narrow is the gate…..  which leads unto life, and FEW there be that find it” (Matthew 7:14)

Will you be one of those FEW ? …… Will you impact the world for Jesus ?

ASK GOD to direct your life and He will, IF you are serious….. if you mean business with Him…. God is no respecter of persons…. He will accept you and deliver you if you are serious…. you must want this with all your heart.

deception

Read Judges Chapter 16 (it’s a short chapter)

How could Samson continue to associate with Delilah when it SHOULD have become OBVIOUS to him that she was trying to DESTROY him ?

LUST of the FLESH…. Samson’s sexual appetite seriously affected his common sense…. and many young men fall into such “trap”  today (in our PRESENT TIMES).

Victory over the flesh is possible through the power of the Holy Spirit…. when a human body is rid of demons AND then “filled” with the holy Spirit…. you have the power to control…. you have the power to choose your way. Galatians 5:24, 1 John 5:4,  1 Corinthians 15:57, Romans 6:12

But Matthew 12:43-45, Luke 11:24-26 shows what happens to a man delivered of demons BUT NOT filled with the Holy Spirit…. it is useless to cast out the demons UNLESS the person WANTS to LIVE FOR GOD and accepts the Holy Spirit into their life.

Unfortunately, WITHOUT the Holy Spirit…. and PARTICULARLY if inhabited by demons…. a human does not have the ability to control their body, even if they may wish to do so.  Ephesians 2:2-3,  2 Timothy 2:26, John 8:34-36

A good sexual appetite is not sinful….. but MUST be controlled…. along with every other “appetite” you might have. 1 Corinthians 6:12

in fact ALL behavior of your body SHOULD be under YOUR control….. and God will hold you accountable for allowing “unauthorized use” of your body…..  as well as wilful negligence. 1 Corinthians 14:32

You CAN be delivered of demons if you really WANT to be…. therefore you cannot “blame them” for your actions EVEN IF THEY ARE THE CAUSE.

If you wish to be FREE….. and you want to be IN CONTROL…. SEEK for your deliverance…. GOD is well able to deliver you, or He may send someone to minister deliverance to you (according to His wisdom).

Prayer for Today:

Loving Heavenly Father, Help us to have the right attitude towards You….. and avoid the seduction of demons…. help us to be light and salt on the earth leading people away from the darkness and into Your wonderful Light… Amen