Battling any addiction can be difficult, whether it is an alcohol addiction, drug addiction, gambling addiction, or food addiction. You may feel trapped, and that there is no hope. You may have even tried to get free from your addiction numerous times, and failed each time to stay clean. It is possible with each failed attempt, you are now feeling hopeless.
Evil spirits will attack Christians with lies and temptations, and the ability to recognize such attacks and overcome them should be part of the normal Christian life.
The Word of God speaks of treacherous times when we will need the Holy Spirit to protect and guide us. Comparing evil men and women to snakes with viperous venom dripping from their lips in the form of slander, gossip, and witchcraft.
Society has a general tendency to consider different kinds of substance abuse as addiction, while ignoring certain behavior patterns that are equally addictive. Food, shopping, gambling, work, or sex can turn to behavior addictions and create problems that are just as destructive as substance abuse.
There was a demonic element to my bondage as well. Throughout my childhood strong urges to leap from buildings and bridges relentlessly assaulted me. There must have been an angel holding me back because on several occasions the urge to jump was irresistible and I could not understand what kept me from doing so. "
Though Halloween is over, Satan remains active year-round, quietly deceiving the unaware in many ways. In the following story, one lady who thought she was a Christian even wound up in witchcraft. Clearly, we must remain alert, because the devil never stops “looking for someone to devour” (1 Pet. 5:8, NIV)
Psalm 127. In these last days the devil is waging a war against children knowing fully well that they are the leaders of the future. Therefore you are advised to make sure you seek constant deliverance of your children from evil bondage that is rife among the youth today.
What is that thing that Satan has used to hedge you in, to trouble, oppress and limit you spiritually, financially, in your health, in your career, your job or your children’s life or your family? You have a God whose eyes are upon you and whose ears are open to your prayers. Cry to him for deliverance.
Words can manifest themselves into the physical realm, so we must choose them wisely.
You can live in victory in spite of the attacks from the enemy against your vision. I know that it is easier said than done. You are dealing with a present attack that is coming at you full steam ahead. You are dealing with some serious issues that will not let you have peace.
The Lord Jesus Christ sent messages to the churches. The Lord warned the Church of Thyatira “not” to tolerate the spirit of Jezebel in their churches.
Pastors are forewarned. Why? Because if a pastor is not under the headship of Jesus Christ; he could be seduced into allowing this spirit to function and use their churches as their playground.
“I just want to die,” she screamed through sobs as the tears streamed down her cheeks, “I cannot be this size. This is too big, why did you do this to me?!” Her dad sat next to her as two hours passed trying in vain to calm her down. Yet nothing he did seemed to work.
When a person is bound or oppressed, he does things that are beyond human reasoning and plays the fool beyond his or her control. Notice, I did not say possessed. This is because a Christian cannot be possessed--he or she can only be demonized or oppressed. For a Christian to be possessed, he or she ceases to be a Christian, because the demonic forces have completely taken over his or her spirit being. This has to occur willingly. Only an unbeliever whose spirit is defenseless and open to occupation can be possessed.
It is important to know the patterns of behavior that provide you with the evidence of demonic oppression. There are stages through which satanic oppressions or possessions manifest. When you begin to observe the signs, it will help you identify what is going on.
We speak many things casually in our culture: “I’ll pay you back next week.” “I’ll always love you.” “I’ll be there on Sunday at 10 a.m. for sure.” We fail to recognize that our words have power—and are witnessed by God. In the final installment of his provocative series, deliverance expert Taiwo Ayeni examines the power of Messianic vows in a believer’s life.
We speak many things casually in our culture: “I’ll pay you back next week.” “I’ll always love you.” “I’ll be there on Sunday at 10 a.m. for sure.” We fail to recognize that our words have power—and are witnessed by both God and the enemy. In this new, provocative series, deliverance expert Taiwo Ayeni examines the power of vows in a believer’s life.
Cheer up--this is your time. Trust Him for your turnaround!
Let’s look at the ways deliverance and honor are connected. Take heart in this truth: You are delivered by God to be put in the place of honor. “Surely his salvation is nigh them that fear him; that glory may dwell in our land” (Psalm 85:9).
The spirit of Jezebel is always around us and it seeks to hide itself, seduce, intimidate, manipulate and trade in human souls. It is a religious spirit but it promotes religious things that are contrary to God. Jezebel promotes fleshly indulgence amongst God's people and shuns the cross. The Jezebel spirit is the enemy of the true prophets of the Lord.
Where did that thought come from? Have you ever faced a challenge or opportunity, and out of nowhere comes a dark or fearful thought, seemingly inserted into your consciousness by a force outside of yourself?
Or do these same challenges seem to bring enemies and provocateurs out of the woodwork at critical moments to spoil your peace?
The Marine Kingdom is one of Satan’s most powerful strongholds. It is also the least understood of the three strongholds, the others being the heavens and earth.
The Lord in His love for man, when He created us gave us dominion and authority over these three areas:
And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.