Lies & Fear VS. Truth & Faith
This will be posted on both sites which I have. The first site (mysteryoftheiniquity.com) is one which I post the Truth about what’s going on in this world as it relates to prophecy, and the other site I really do try my best to help people who are having paranormal issues and publish material which coincides with that. This more or less deals with both of those issues!
Everything and everyone has limitations. And even though most won’t understand this, GOD (self-imposed) even has limitations. For instance, HE is limited in what HE can do as far as helping people who are being tormented by demons because they have given these demons legal rights (committed sins) to do so, and this limits what GOD can do because HE gave us freewill. That was only one example but it’s a good one. And also demons have limitations because they cant just do whatever they want, they have to abide by GOD’S Laws. A good example of this is the fact that demons would kill us the very moment we were born if they could.
There are people who DON’T believe demon possessions exist today, and that they were only a real event which happened in the days which the Bible specify.
And, to others, they believe that Believer’s cannot be possessed. Sadly…
First let’s clear the slate here…
There are degrees of possession….just as there are degrees of sanity/insanity. I love to use the phrase, “We are all a little insane…just different degrees.”
GOD reveals that Satan is “the ruler of this world” (John 12:31) and is also called, “the prince of the power of the air” (Ephesians 2:2), then it’s reasonable to assume that he and his demons have some….some control over the elements of nature. This includes states of matter/antimatter…water, air, fire…even electricity, electromagnetics, and the unknown. After all, they are supernatural. So, wouldn’t it be safe to assume that they can cause illnesses and even death?
Our thoughts and emotions are directly traceable to a series of electrical and chemical impulses in the brain. When the brain does not function properly, drug therapy can help restore the natural balances that God intended. However, our thoughts and emotions are more than a series of electrical and chemical impulses. There’s an immeasurable, though very real, spiritual component that influences our thoughts and emotions.
My sister was in the Texas State Hospital in Wichita Falls, Texas for a mental illness. At first she was diagnosed with multiple personality disorder (MPD), then several others too. After all, a doctors job is much like a mechanic, they use the ‘deductive reasoning’…until they reach a conclusion.
Then in 1979, a tornado occurred in April 10. It was noted as a F4…it was awful! We immediately left Dallas/Fort Worth to find out more details. The Texas State Hospital was VERY close to where the tornado struck.
Thank GOD, it didn’t strike the hospital…but it was very close….less than a mile or two. It was the first time I saw homes demolished to the point where people put their address and injuries on whatever was left on the property. It was devastating.
Living in a city in which part of it was leveled by a tornado is very much like a demon possessing your body/mind/soul.
The demons begin with infesting your thoughts, mind and actions…then this leads to illnesses and even death.
I’m not going to try to convince you that everyone who has a mental illness has demons. No. I’m not. Although my sister is schizophrenic, and we have other types of mental illness in my family…it’s not my place to convince you that it’s all because of demonic infestations. Even if I tend to think it is! Your opinion is yours and mine is mine. My experiences tends to convince me that this is true. I’ve seen so many issues which have brought me to this conclusion.
Some believe that chastisement from GOD was given as a form of punishment, but this sounds so horrible…
I guess one way to look at it would be if medication alleviates the problem then it wasn’t demons. But, that’s not to say that the mentally ill would not benefit from non-secular counseling.
There is a spiritual component to mental disorders we should not ignore.
According to Steven Waterhouse (“Strength for his People: A Ministry for Families of the Mentally Ill”):
The Bible itself makes a distinction between disease and possession (Mark 6:13). Thus, Christian theology should recognize the difference.
At least six factors differentiate schizophrenia from demonic possession as described in the Bible.
These factors can be helpful when trying to determine if an individual is possessed or has an Neurobiological Brain Disease-NBD. These have helped me better understand my brother’s illness.
1. Attraction to vs. Aversion to Religion. Demons want nothing to do with Christ. Conversely, people with NBD are often devoutly religious.
2. Irrational Speech vs. Rational Speech. In New Testament accounts involving demons, the demons spoke in a rational manner. Untreated people with schizophrenia will often speak in nonsense and jump rapidly between unrelated topics.
3. Ordinary Learning vs. Supernatural Knowledge Demons in the New Testament would speak through people to convey knowledge that otherwise could not have been known to the possessed individuals. Those with NBD have no such ability to know facts which they have not acquired by normal learning.
4. Normal vs. Occultic Phenomena. There is an aspect to demon activity that is just plain spooky (ex.: poltergeists, levitation’s, trances, telepathy). These have an impact on others in the room not just the possessed. With schizophrenia, the effect of the disorder is only on the disordered, not others.
5. The claim to be possessed Authors who have clinical experience both with demon possession and mental illness, believe those who claim to be possessed are very likely not possessed. Demons wish to be secretive and do not voluntarily claim to be present.
6. Effects of Therapy. If prayer solves the problem, then it was probably not schizophrenia. If medicine helps alleviate the problem, it was not demon possession.
Demon spirits prey on those who are weak mentally, physically, and emotionally. When a person suffers from traumas in their past, and they were unable to cope with the trauma mentally and/or emotionally, a part of their soul chooses not to deal with it…and it splits off causing a fragmentation/fracture. It affects/influences the mind and emotions causing a void, or space for demonic spirits to dwell.
To me, it’s likened to a person who slips into a coma! It’s an open invitation for a demon to enter! Also, The Holy Spirit revealed to me that drugs opens a portal…a perfect example? Marijuana! This is why the world is beginning to legalize it! You gain ‘hitchhikers’!
Demons use every avenue they can to torment and control us. The mind is the very first thing that they attack. Once they have your mind, they have you!
2 Corinthians 4 (KJV)
4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
There are two types of unbelievers…sinners and saints. Sounds strange, right?
You can be a self-proclaimed born-again but live in fear! And then, the non-believer.
Herein lies the heart of freewill. You choose to allow them to control you but the choices you make, or don’t make.
Demons are like little detectives! They do everything in private. They investigate your thoughts, and they feed off of them. They will also feed you negative thoughts. They have hardened your consciousness and your cauterized. Burning negative thoughts into your mind!
Next thing you know…you’ve spent the whole night allowing negative thoughts to harbor and now you’ve only had a couple hours sleep and you must work anyway.
Continuing in this process can cause permanent damage. The Holy Spirit cannot get through, you then begin to wax cold.
These demons are masterful. They are hypocritical.
Matthew 24 (KJV)
12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
This is translated “by seducing spirits…”
Kai Didaskalia Daimon is “and the teachings of demons.”
Dunamis = power
Spirit of fear = deilia
Agape = love
Sound mind = sophronismos
Puroo belos = fiery darts
Damazo = control
Sophrone = sane
Diabolos = devil
Resides = mone
Lie = pseudos
Free = eleutheroo
Exhausted from working = kopaio
Heavy Laden/Over burdened = phortizo
SOFTWARE IN YOUR HARD DRIVE
Positive spiritual exercise like prayer can influence our thought processes by removing anxiety, and it is reasonable to conclude there are also negative spiritual influences that can seize control of our minds and emotions.
Your mind is the software.
Your brain is the hard-drive.
This is perfect analogy for the younger generation!
Demons work together striking;
1. Mind-frontal lobes with lies
2. Soul-striking fear
So, the 1st demon feeds the lie into the mind, and then the second demon feeds the soul fear that attaches itself to the soul working in unison developing the anxiety.
Working in tandem!
1. The thought phase/placing thoughts into your mind like fiery darts in the frontal lobes.
2. The self-rejection phase/tells you your worthless.
3. The fear of rejection phase/your taught by the demon that…
4. love-human love is based on performance while GOD’S love is unconditional.
5. Rejection by others.
6. Entrance of other spirits/attraction to others who have the same kinds of demons. Such as:
1 Timothy 4 (KJV)
1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
Hence…the cauterized mind!
He let in mind control spirits. Familiar spirit
7. Isolation and death.
Demons think of us as a ‘house’. They want to set up in you and bring in their friends to party! Fear and cowardly demons work together.
You see, FAITH and FEAR cannot occupy the same space.
1 John 4 (KJV)
18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
How does it work? There is no fear in love ( agape), but perfect (teleios) love casts out (ballo) fear. Fear has torment (kolasis) to inflict punishment.
Depression and anxiety are the two top issues. Both are subject to demonic behavior.
If your born-again believer and you have anxiety disorders then you don’t understand the unconditional love of GOD.
Any area of our lives that is not controlled by the Holy Spirit is vulnerable to being controlled by Satan and his forces. You may remember from physics that nature abhors a vacuum. The same truth applies to the spiritual realm. Some spiritual force is going to fill or control your life. Any area of your existence — finances, marriage, work, and morality — that is not being directed by The Holy Spirit is vulnerable to being controlled by demonic influences.
The key to resisting demonic influences in our lives is to make sure that every area of our lives is filled or controlled by GOD.
Cast ALL your cares upon HIM for HE cares for you.
Matthew 11 (KJV)
28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
You are a treasure to HIM!
Learn the Truth. The Truth will set you free.
John 8 (KJV)
31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
Phobias are lies you believe…
1. Receive the Truth
2. Remove the Lying Spirit
3. The Fear Demon will collapse out of the body
Psalm 46 (KJV)
1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
2 Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
3 Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.
Let us all, no matter what the challenge, focus on loving GOD.