Have you Encountered Familiar Spirits

The subject of familiar spirits is very in-depth; I won’t be going that deep with the subject. I will get straight to the point. The Word of God is living and active and sharper than ANY two edged sword and pierces as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. Heb. 4:12

God has laid out a complete outline of how the Word of God judges our thoughts and the intents OF OUR HEART.

God loves YOU so much that as a Father He wants to insure your safety; He does so by warnings many times. He clearly lays out in His Word what NOT TO DABBLE in. He tells His beloved; YOU; how to keep yourself free. If you CHOOSE to disobey the Word you WILL pay the consequences until you repent and ask Him to forgive you and then go the other direction and read His Word to renew your mind again to the truth that is found in it.

Deuteronomy 18:9-12

V. 9 When you enter the land which the Lord your God gives you, you shall NOT LEARN to imitate the detestable things of those nations.

V.10 There shall NOT be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, one who uses DIVINATION, one who practices witchcraft, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer,

V.11 Or one who cast a spell, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead.

V.12 For whoever does these things is detestable to the Lord; and because of the detestable things the Lord your God will drive them out before you.

Many people have read the Harry Potter series, and would argue that they are okay to read; yet many of those people are battling demonic spirits now and have NO idea why this is happening. The truth is that they have opened the door the devil himself by getting involved in this series. If you truly want to be free from the demonic torment that you are experiencing; REPENT! Ask God to forgive you for rebelling against His Law of Love. You see Love disciplines. God doesn’t tell you NOT to do something to keep you from having fun. He does it because He KNOWS WHAT IS AHEAD, that you can’t see!

People in the church have argued that the scriptures that I just quoted are in the old testament. But the truth is, that God said, “heaven and earth will pass away but My Word will NEVER pass away.” God IS His Word according to John 1:1 and His Word does NOT CHANGE. He is the SAME yesterday, today and forever.

I recently spoke with someone about deliverance. This person said, that they wanted to go through deliverance and then a little bit later said (during our conversation) that they hadn’t been reading the Word. I warned this person that to go through deliverance is good; “IF” YOU’RE READING THE WORD, but IF you’re NOT READING the Word DO NOT go through deliverance.  They asked why and I shared a few verses with them.

Matthew 12:43-45 (NASB)

V.43 Now when the unclean spirit goes out of a man, it passes through waterless places seeking rest, and doesn’t not find it.

V.44 Then it says, “I will return to my house from which I came:; and when it comes, it finds it NOCCUPIED, SWEPT, AND PUT IN ORDER. (this means that God cleaned this person through and through and there is nothing of the enemy left in them. You must immediately FILL THE VOID that was created by the deliverance with God’s Word.)

V.45 Then it goes and takes along with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there; and the last state of that man becomes worse than the first. That is the way it will ALSO be with the evil generation.

The point I’m making here is that IF you go through deliverance because of tormenting spirits; DON’T GO BACK to Egypt (sin) because you will open the door again ONLY THIS TIME it will be ALOT more difficult to get free. You must guard your heart by reading the Word of God.

When I was a baby Christian I experienced something that baffled me. Within one year I had made three different “QUICK FRIENDS” that DIDN’T KNOW EACH OTHER. They ALL started with this comment when they met me, “I was DRAWN to you; there is just something about you.”

I was BEST FRIENDS with each of them (I met them ALL at different times of this particular year) for THREE WEEKS. EVERYONE OF THEM said the SAME THING TO ME…they ALL SAID, “You’re NOT TEACHABLE and won’t listen to anybody” then walked out of my life. I was devastated. I went to MY FATHER; God; to ask Him to forgive me and said, “IF I’M THIS WAY, please CHANGE ME”…

ONE WEEK LATER (in ALL THREE relationships) each one came to me to apologize and said the same thing, “Please forgive me, I ONLY SAID THAT TO HURT YOU; IT’S NOT REALLY TRUE” God vindicated me…but it still hurt… I didn’t understand so I talked to my spiritual Mom about it. She said, “I KNOW WHAT THAT IS; that’s a “familiar spirit.”

Anytime a spirit repeats something and the people don’t know each other, but say exactly the same things, it’s a familiar spirit sent to harass you to push you down.

God has specifically trained me in spiritual warfare and there are things I KNOW; things that I can see in the spirit realm; AND things I’ve experienced in the natural that are unexplainable; BUT COMPLETELY make sense in the unseen world. Remember, that we do NOT wrestle with flesh and blood but against principalities, powers, and rulers of darkness and spiritual WICKEDNESS in the heavenly places. Eph. 6:12

What are you dealing with that you don’t understand? Go to Father God and ask Him to show you, ask Him to deliver you and fill yourself up on His Word. His Word is TRUE food.

Hold on to God’s hand and NEVER let go. He will guide you; but YOU have to ask Him.

 

Praise the Lord

I hope your still in the fight with your ARMOR on; lately Eph.6:12-18 has just been coming out of my mouth, “Lord, I put on the Helmet of Salvation, the Breastplate of Righteousness, I gird my loins with the TRUTH, and Shod my feet with the Gospel of Peace; I HOLD HIGH THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT which is the Word of God and the SHIELD OF FAITH that QUENCHES ALL THE FIREY darts of the enemy! I pray and petition for ALL THE SAINTS that they will do the same.”

When I was spending time with the Lord May 4,2017. I asked Him about what I’ve been going through. (I do this quite a bit), you know checking yourself to see if you’re STILL IN THE FAITH.

I kept saying, “What is it Lord?”

                          “What is it Lord?”

At 5:55 am He said, “I’m bringing you up to a new level that will REQUIRE A FIGHT to get there!” Now, understand that our fight IS ALREADY WON; IT WAS WON AT CALVARY.

Then He said, “Isaiah 54:17” Which says, “No Weapon that is formed against you will prosper; and EVERY TONGUE that accuses you in judgement; YOU WILL CONDEMN. This IS THE HERITAGE of the servants of the Lord, and YOUR VINDICATION IS FROM ME, DECLARES THE LORD.”

 A lot of Christians DON’T BELIEVE that WE HAVE TO DO ANYTHING when they get “SAVED”; but that’s NOT THE TRUTH!!!

Our fight IS NOT WITH FLESH AND BLOOD; it’s against principalities and powers and rulers OF THE DARKNESS and spiritual WICKEDNESS IN THE HEAVENLY PLACES.

AS SOON AS God told me that this NEW LEVEL would “REQUIRE A FIGHT” I began to HEAR A SONG in my spirit that I haven’t heard in years… “Praise the Lord” by Chris Christian.

I KNEW at that point my POSITION IN THIS FIGHT IS PRAISE!!! You probably understand why, right? Because IT CONFUSES THE ENEMY and he doesn’t know what to do with Praise, because God INHABITS the PRAISES of HIS PEOPLE.

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I would like to encourage you to download the song or listen to it on YouTube. Here are the words to the song

“PRAISE THE LORD” by Chris Christian:

Verse 1:

When you’re up against a struggle that shatters all your DREAMS

And your hopes have been CRUELLY CRUSHED by satan’s MANIFESTED SCHEMES.

And you FEEL the urge within you to SUBMIT TO EARTHLY FEARS

DON’T LET THE FAITH YOU’RE STANDING IN, SEEM TO DISAPPEAR.

 

Chorus:

Praise the Lord, He CAN WORK THROUGH those who praise Him

Praise the Lord, for our God INHABITS PRAISE

Praise the Lord, for the chains that seems to bind you

Serve only to remind you that they drop powerless behind you

When you praise Him.

2nd Verse:

NOW SATAN IS A LIAR and he wants to MAKE US THINK that we are paupers,

When he KNOWS that we are CHILDREN OF THE KING

So LIFT UP the MIGHTY SHIELD of FAITH for THE BATTLE MUST BE WON

WE KNOW THAT JESUS CHRIST IS “RISEN” SO THE WORK’S ALREADY DONE.

Praise the Lord, He CAN WORK THROUGH those who praise Him; Praise the Lord, for our God INHABITS PRAISE

Praise the Lord, for the chains that seems to bind you; Serve only to remind you that they drop powerless behind you

When you praise Him.

Praise the Lord, He CAN WORK THROUGH those who praise Him; Praise the Lord, for our God INHABITS PRAISE

Praise the Lord, for the chains that seems to bind you; Serve only to remind you that they drop powerless behind you

When you praise Him.

PRAISE HIM, PRAISE HIM

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When you PRAISE HIM; When you PRAISE HIM; When you PRAISE THE LORD

This IS THE ANSWER to EVERY BATTLE THAT YOU GO INTO; “Praising the Lord”.

With the HIGH PRAISES Of God On our Lips and a two-edged sword IN OUR MOUTH (the word). Then we will march right up to the Victor’s side right into to glory land!!!! 

To see through the eye of FAITH you must first shut the eye of reason

 

 

Having Been With Jesus

This morning I kept thinking about something the Lord said to me a few years ago.

He said, “I am about to USE those who have no FORMAL education in a way no one thought possible.”

Our Confidence doesn’t come from man; Our confidence comes from God. No matter what the world tells you about education, that DOESN’T necessarily mean that HE wants YOU to go in that direction; JUST BECAUSE someone else is. Going to College or Seminary is a wonderful opportunity to learn; but shouldn’t be what defines you.

Everyone has a different call of God on their lives. Mine is to teach on Spiritual Warfare and to let the people who are feeling like they’re the outcast of Society and have no value; that they are greatly valued AND to share with those who’ve had abortions; and feeling condemned, that there IS HOPE for them. They too ARE VALUABLE to God AND He HAS A PLAN FOR THEIR LIVES; that His forgiveness is right before them; all they have to do is ask Him. 

In the midst of all of MY rebellion, God still had a plan for me and He does for you too. I have never worried about anything pertaining to money or STUFF…I’ve always been pretty content and God has ALWAYS provided, and I only knew ABOUT GOD; I didn’t KNOW Him yet.

When I gave my life to Jesus in 1987; I began to run after Him with all my heart and my life changed DRAMATICALLY. 

Acts 4:13 Now as they observed THE CONFIDENCE of Peter and John and understood that they were UNEDUCATED and UNTRAINED men, they were AMAZED, and began TO RECOGNIZE THEM AS HAVING BEEN WITH JESUS!

Peter and John were two of the greatest Apostles…they did amazing signs and wonders as the Lord was working with them.

What I’m saying is this; man puts SO MUCH VALUE on someone’s education to teach or preach the Gospel, and NOT MUCH VALUE on the POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. This is where people can miss it. Some think that in order for God to use you; you MUST GO TO SEMINARY; but, what I’ve seen, is that some who go to seminary are so full of theology that the WORD OF GOD is of NO EFFECT.

I’m NOT saying that education is a bad thing, it’s a GREAT THING, we NEED to be schooled for business purposes, but what I AM saying; is that for ministry purposes seminary is NOT necessary to preach or teach. We DO need to be taught the Word of God, but seminary is NOT a must to minister the Gospel of Jesus Christ. You can gain the knowledge of God and His Word by reading it.

Can God use someone who has an education? ABSOLUTELY! Can God us someone WITHOUT an education? ABSOLUTELY!! It’s all about the heart…where is your heart?

John 15:16 You did not choose Me, but I CHOSE YOU, and APPOINTED YOU that you should go and BEAR FRUIT, and that your fruit should remain, so that WHATEVER YOU ASK THE FATHER IN MY NAME HE MAY GIVE TO YOU.

God is NOT bound MAN’S OPINIONS OR LIMITS…stay in God’s Presence and He will use you mightily, it DOESN’T matter what your education. What matters is; HAVE YOU BEEN SPENDING TIME WITH JESUS?

 

The image of the Jesus with Mary and Martha is a set of Pencil drawings that I ran across about 11 years ago. I wish I knew who the artist was so I can tell you.

 

 

 

Righteousness Speaks

Righteousness speaks; whether it’s based on law or faith.

Romans 10:4-10

V.4 For Christ is the END of the law for righteousness to everyone WHO BELIEVES.

V.5 For Moses writes that the man who practices the righteousness which is based on LAW shall LIVE BY that righteousness.

V.6 BUT the RIGHTEOUSNESS based on FAITH SPEAKS as follows: DO NOT SAY IN YOUR HEART, ‘WHO WILL ASCEND INTO HEAVEN?’ (that is to bring Christ down),

V.7 Or ‘WHO WILL DESCEND INTO THE ABYSS?’ (that is to bring Christ up from the dead).

V.8 But what does it say? “THE WORD (which is God) IS NEAR YOU, IN YOUR MOUTH AND IN YOUR HEART” that is, the WORD OF FAITH which we are preaching.

V.9 That if you CONFESS with your MOUTH Jesus as Lord, and BELIEVE in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you WILL BE SAVED;

V.10 For with the heart a man believes, resulting in righteousness, and WITH THE MOUTH he confesses, resulting in salvation.

The POWER behind these scriptures is amazing! God IS THE WORD (John 1:1-2) Jesus was with Him when He SPOKE and CREATED!

The exciting part; is that He has given us the SAME MANDATE

Mark 11:22-24;

V.22 and Jesus answered saying to them, “HAVE FAITH IN GOD.”

V.23 “Truly I say to you, WHOEVER SAYS to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and cast into the sea,’ and does NOT DOUBT IN HIS HEART, but BELIEVES that what he SAYS is going to happen, IT WILL BE granted you.

V.24 Therefore, I SAY to you, ALL THINGS for which YOU PRAY and ASK, BELIEVE that YOU HAVE RECEIVED them, and they WILL BE granted you.

There IS a stipulation though; you MUST FORGIVE. Forgiveness is NOT AN OPTION it’s a command. There is NOTHING that we ever go through that was as painstakingly  difficult as what Jesus went through on the way to the cross; when He was nailed to the cross for YOU. We ALSO, forgive BY FAITH as an act of our WILL. Not because we want to BUT BECAUSE He said to.

Do you have a painful memory from childhood that is keeping you bound (meaning that you think about it all the time? That is God showing you that you haven’t truly forgiven? Jesus forgave you; why don’t you forgive? If you refuse to forgive, God won’t forgive you of your sins. (Mark 11:26)

Remember the slave who owed the King ALOT of money? The King forgave him the debt (like a years worth of pay); but what did the slave do? He went out and found a fellow slave who owed him ONLY A DAYS wage. When that slave begged for forgiveness the slave who’d been forgiven a large amount would NOT forgive the other slaves debt and beat him and threw him into prison. When the owner (the King) of the slave who was forgiven the debt found out about it, he found that wicked slave and through him into prison until he paid the last cent.

I know that this sound a little off the subject of Righteousness but it isn’t; a righteous man forgives and will go SPEAK to the person who they have “issues” with and asks for forgiveness; even if it WASN’T their fault. I promise you, it’s not easy; BUT it’s worth it. The point is, you want to be clean before God, right?

  • Are you willing to SPEAK RIGHTEOUSNESS?
  • Are you willing To DO THE WORD when it’s hard?
  • Are you willing to be the RESPONSIBLE one and step out in FAITH to SPEAK?

YOUR FAITH speaks!

Righteousness speaks!

Does it speak Righteousness of the LAW or the RIGHTEOUSNESS of FAITH? 

 

 

Is Jesus God’s Son?

The death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ

He came to the earth as a man through a virgin! How? Was He really God’s Son?

Luke 2:35-35

V.34 Mary said to the angel, “how can this be since I am a virgin?”

V.35 The angel ANSWERED and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the POWER of the Most High will overshadow you; and for THAT REASON the Holy Child shall be CALLED the Son of God.”

We generally use this portion of scripture at Christmas alone, but the truth is that if He hadn’t been born this way, He wouldn’t have been qualified to take our sins. IT’S THE SEED OF THE WOMAN that will CRUSH THE HEAD OF THE SERPENT!!!

THEN He lived His life as A MAN without SINNING which further qualified Him because NOW HE BECAME the SINLESS, SPOTLESS Lamb of God. Which is what God REQUIRES for the ATONEMENT OF SIN; A SPOTLESS LAMB.

There is more DOCUMENTED proof of Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection than ANY OTHER document on earth.

There are over 500 DOCUMENTED eye witness’ of His resurrection!!

Jesus was SLAPPED, HIT IN THE HEAD WITH A REED, HIS BEARD PULLED OUT, SPIT ON, WHIPPED with A SCOURGE having pieces of glass, metal, bone and other things that TORE UP HIS BACK AND BODY for YOU! He was MARRED BEYOND RECOGNITION AS A MAN and the soldiers PUSHED A CROWN OF THORNS INTO HIS HEAD!!



Jesus did that FOR ALL OF MANKIND…That is the SINGLE thing that sets Christianity APART from RELIGION.

Here are some points that sets Christianity apart:

  • He was RAISED from the dead (Matt. 28:6; John 2:22; John 21:14; Acts 3:25; Acts 13:30; Rom. 6:9…etc. There are many more proofs in the bible.)
  • The VEIL IN THE TEMPLE was torn IN TWO so you and I and ALL of mankind can come into the HOLY OF HOLIES and talk to our Creator without a go between, because Jesus paid the price for us to be cleansed from our sins. (Matt. 27:51)
  • He gave us His Holy Spirit so that we would have the POWER to live a life filled with Him, to accomplish the CALL that He put on our INDIVIDUAL lives. (John 14)
  • He IS the One who gave us the POWER TO HEAL the sick, Raise the dead and CLEANSE the lepers, freely you’ve received, freely give. (Matt. 10:8)
  • Christianity is the ONLY FAITH that can have a “PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP” with the LIVING GOD! (Heb. 4:16)
  • He IS coming back AGAIN for THOSE WHO ARE LIVING FOR HIM AND LOOKING FOR HIM. (Heb. 9:28)
  • Jesus IS the ONLY God raised from the dead

I challenge you to read these scriptures about THE Savior: Matthew 27: 27-32; 33-38; 44-54 Matthew 28: 1-10; 18-20

Christianity is the ONLY FAITH that only requires FAITH to believe. Every RELIGION EXCEPT Christianity (which is NOT a religion) requires that a person has to DO something to get into heaven. (Eph. 2:9) Jesus paid the price for ALL of mankind to enter into heaven BUT you must believe BY FAITH!

Will you be found faithful? KEEP LOOKING UP our REDEMPTION IS DRAWING VERY  CLOSE.

Awaking the Giant

I am an intercessor and once a week I meet with some ladies who pray for our Nation, State, and Israel. We also pray for our officials and issues going on in America and around the world.

In 2010 as we were praying for America I saw a Giant; Gulliver to be exact (from my childhood; a movie called “Gulliver’s Travels”) all bound up and laying down with ropes all over him. As we were praying I saw the Giant shake his head like he was waking up.

Two years later in 2012, during intercessory prayer, I saw the same Giant as before only this time I saw him sit up and all the ropes that bound him began breaking off of him so easily, as he sat up.

In the first vision of the Giant, I realized that the Giant represented the Church and that the church was beginning to wake up. Two years later in the second vision when the Giant sat up, I knew the church was fixing to get up and all the bondages that have held the church back were breaking off so that we can take our position in the “Army of God” to which we’ve been called.

On April 13, 2015 at 9:08am I heard the Lord say, “Evil is Lurking in the streets looking for someone to devourer. BIND EVIL & LOOSE RIGHTEOUSNESS, LOOSE LOVE, THE KINGDOM OF LOVE, HOPE, PEACE, AND JOY.” When I started to do this I noticed about three weeks later that our street was alot quieter and peaceful. I still pray that over our neighborhood and City; Then I decided that I would begin to pray it over our Nation as well.

In January of 2016 I asked the Lord what the word for 2016 would be; I said, “I hear that other people asking for a word for the year and Your no respecter of persons, so what is the word for 2016?” I heard “UNITY”.

Last year SEEMED to be the opposite of Unity to me. There was so much mayhem and hate, rioting and violence; but what seems to have happened is that a certain Unity rose up among God’s people and we elected a man who wasn’t supposed to win and is a little rough around the edges but he is a man of integrity, honor, character and has a heart for this Nation.

I imagine that our Founding Fathers may have been that way. I know the disciples of Jesus were according to the word.

After President Trump was inaugurated on January 20, 2017 and got into office, I had a snippet vision  as I was getting ready the next day; of the Statue of Liberty with a façade over it almost like plaster as to cover up Lady Liberty and it began to break into pieces and fall off of her to the ground. I understand that many people disagree with WHO is our President, but he IS our President and we must honor the position of the Presidency.

It appears that the Giant Woke up!

Fast forward to April 8, 2017. Today someone sent me a link to listen to. In my Monday night worship and fellowship group we’ve been talking about alot of these things; spiritual warfare, worship, the fight that’s going on in the spirit realm for this nation and our freedoms and holding onto Israel tight; UNITY, RIGHTEOUSNESS and so much more. The prophet speaking in this link that was sent to me is Mark Taylor and he was talking about everything that we are talking about on Monday nights.

What an encouragement to know that we are on the right tract—God’s tract, He leads us down the paths of Righteousness. God has great plans for the Church and Israel in the days ahead, and no matter what the enemy try’s to do, God ALWAYS prevails.

Proverbs 11:5 The righteousness of the blameless will smooth his way, but the wicked will fall by his own wickedness.

Look up, be watchful for our redemption is drawing near!

 

Signs of Spiritual Maturity

Ephesians 4:13-15

“Till we all come to the unity of the Faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, UNTO A PERFECT MAN, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ: That we henceforth be no more children,…but speaking the truth in love, MAY GROW UP into Him in ALL THINGS, which is the head, even Christ.”

Esteem Earthly Things Lightly– Hebrews 11:24-26 says, “By faith Moses…refused to be called the son of Pharaohs daughter; choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season; esteeming the reproach of Christ GREATER riches than the treasures in Egypt.”

When Moses grew up and became a man, he found out that he wasn’t really Pharaoh’s daughter’s son. He found out that his parents were really Jews. He chose ill treatment with God’s people when he found out who he really was. Think about the fact that, he REFUSED the things of this world; all the riches that were laid in his lap; he REFUSED them. In the world he was in line for the Throne. He had honor, wealth, AND prestige. Moses had ALL THAT THE WORLD HAD TO OFFER. Yet he esteemed the reproach of Christ GREATER RICHES than the treasures in Egypt.

One of the characteristic’s of growing up spiritually is to esteem earthly things LIGHTLY. You cannot put EARTHLY things ABOVE spiritual things and grow spiritually.

You must die to your flesh and the SENSOR AND PRAISE OF MEN.

1 Corinthians 4:3-4 says, “But as for me it is a very small thing that I may be examined by you, or by any human court; in fact, I do not even examine myself. V.4 For I am conscious of NOTHIHNG against myself, yet I am not by this acquitted; but the One who EXAMINES ME is the Lord.”

Paul had grown in grace to such an extent that he sought ONLY to commend himself to God. He was NOT INFLUENCED by what others thought of him. He did not get in bondage to ANYONE. It was not a carnal independence but a godly dignity.

An immature Christian can get puffed up or feel like someone has taking advantage them or ignoring them because they weren’t acknowledged for something, but a more mature Christian has grown past alot of these things as they have sought God’s help to grow in whatever area of their lives they feel they need God to help them in.

Our Goal is to grow up in the Faith and Please God

When we are baby Christians we’re self-conscious, and ever-conscious of what others think about us, and can be tossed about with emotions or opinions of others.

The MATURE believer is GOD-CONSCIOUS, and EVER conscious of what GOD’S WORD says about him and to him, because he is able to testify with Paul, “It is a very small thing that I should be judged by you or man’s judgement, ”

He was free to voice his convictions, but He wasn’t conceited or arrogant and inflated with pride. He was not touchy or fretful or resentful. He took no account of evil done to him and paid no attention to a suffered wrong.

The body Christ will mature and move forward into the FULLNESS of Christ as you keep your FOCUS on Jesus and trust Him to help you grow up into Him.