- Religion and Philosophy
Access by words
Demonic Access into Persons Life.
As people of God we have to be always watchful because it’s the enemy’s job to get us into sin, and by the use of condemnation, gain a foothold in our lives from which point he is able to carry on his work of devastation.
We have all arrived at the point at some time in our lives when we have heard ourselves saying, “If only”.
- If only I had prayed this morning
- If only I had listen to the Holy Spirit then I would not have had this trauma
- If only I had not given an incorrect statement …
- If only I had kept my eyes from looking at another woman...
- If only I had spent more time with my kids
And I can hear Cain, the first begotten of Adam, saying, If only I had listen to the Lord when He said, “If thou doest well, shall thou not be accepted?
How many of us have consistently fallen short and allowed sin that lieth at the door to gain ascendancy in our lives, only to have to return to the Lord, seeking repentance and thanking God for his mercy that while we played the prodigal, we were not totally consumed.
Have you ever considered what did the Gadarene demoniac do to warrant such a possession? Could it be that there was some disobedience in his life which led to oppression, depression and then total demonic possession?
But thanks be unto God that He has given us an escape, that at the name of Jesus every knee must bow, of things in heaven and earth. The enemy does not want you to entertain the thought that there is forgiveness because of the blood of Jesus, irregardless of the charge laid against you. Paul said in Colossians 2:15, “having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it”. The Lord Jesus took away the power of the enemy to condemn you. In other words, the enemy hasn’t got the keys to the jail unless you give it to him and since he has no right to the keys he has no right to condemn you.
So we give thanks and praise to God for (Romans 8:1), “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit”.
‘Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of the Lord’. 2Cor.7:1. Tell the enemy, and I want you to say this right now; “My life is covered under the blood!
Access by words
Elijah the prophet operated under tremendous power as is seen in 1Kings 17-19, but at hearing the message of the threat of Jezebel upon his life, he became intimidated which brought
This caused this mighty man of God to run at the fear of loosing his life, as we see in 1Kgs.19:3-4.
For the message that he had received from Jezebel had over powered and arrested his attention to the extent that he had become like a trapped prey awaiting the decision of the hunter, the accuser and the adversary.
What was the message?
“So let the gods do to me, and more also, if I make not thy life as the life of one of them by tomorrow about this time”.
The message was concise, it was to the point. By this time tomorrow Elijah was promised the “point”.
But listen to what the scripture says in 1 Peter 5:8 (KJV)
8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
Sober comes from the Greek word nepho, pronounced nay’-fo and means to abstain from wine.
The accuser intent is have you intoxicated with his “wine” so he can gain the advantage for he knows that in Christ we always have the upper hand. But if he can just feed you with his wine of distortion that takes you out of your element and into the element of doubt; for he knows that he cannot handle the blood of Jesus but if he can feed you with enough “wine” then you will begin to walk out from beneath the covering of the blood.
- We get snatched when we walk out from our covering.
- We get snatched when the enemy deceives us into drinking his wine of unbelief.
- We get snatched when we don’t act discreetly
- We get snatched when we avoid praying; disconnected, barely saved
Have you ever watched a drunk try to act discreet?
He cannot do it because he is a drunk and that’s not his nature to be discreet.
Paul tells us in Eph 5:17-19 (KJV),
17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.
18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;
19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;
The prophet Elijah had lost his focus concerning the will of the Lord because of the word of Jezebel to which he had been listening.
This had led to sudden despairity. He was bewildered because in 1Kgs.19:9, God asked Elijah, “What are you doing here? Elijah had made a leap from listening to the voice of the Spirit of God to that of his own.
He was in a place of emotional distress brought on by the fear of Jezebel.
In other words, because of intimidation, he had allowed the enemy entrance into his soul.
Intimidate (ion) is defined as;
a) To render timid
b) To inspire with fear
c) To discourage
d) To overawe
Insight into the Traps of the Enemy
The example of Adam and Eve, will give insight into the traps of the enemy and take note, that your ignorance is no excuse because the solution has already been provided in the Gospel (Hosea 4:6).
Therefore, It is to our advantage that we live prepared lives and this can only be done as we seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness. Failure to live in total obedience to God's word will lead to transgression, as we have seen in the earth's first occupants.
1. Adam and Eve fell to Satan’s “three-fold cord” in the third chapter of the book of Genesis because of the deception of Eve in following after the;
a) Lust of the eyes/she saw
b) The lust of the flesh/she tasted
c) Pride of life/she wanted to become as God
2. Man is triune and just like in Eve case, the attack usually begins in the outer court, then it will try to ascend to the holy of holies, reflected here as;
a) Body – outer court
b) Soul – inner court
c) Spirit – holy of holies
3. The devil has marketed himself as being able to illegally fill all of your need and desires by offering such gifts as;
a) Money and the things money will purchase
b) Sexual gratification,Power, Possession, Position
feeling of importance; reputation, fame
and providential support
4. The enemy has targeted the unborn children in the womb by a spirit of Rejection
a) Unborn babies are sensitive, Luke 1:39-44/John leapt in the womb
b) Unborn babies are unable to discriminate between good and bad speech.
5. The enemy knows that a person’s sin opens the door for legal oppression as we saw in Cain/Able.
a) sin (as a ferocious animal) lieth at the door, Genesis 4:7
6. A person’s words can legally ensnare him
a) It creates a Grasshopper mentality. Numbers 13:33
b) Suicidal tendancies; lacking in motivation; would to God we had died. Numbers 14:2
c) Doubtful of God’s promise (Numbers14:28)
7. You are open target for the enemy's trap if you are a person having unforgiveness or resentment (Matt.18:34-35)
a) to deny forgiveness to someone is to become God
b) To illegally become judge
c) To retain Resentment is to have;
i. Anger is in the bosom of a fool/impedes your growth.
ii. Bitterness, Hebrew marah, as of Naomi.
iii. Offence, Matt.18:6-9 it must needs be that offences (to make you strong, but you have to decide/make the resolve.
iv. Hatred, 2Sam.13:15, Amnon/Tamar/Absalom
8. A person having ancestral sin;
a) Blood of Jesus has power to break the tie back to the third and fourth generation if necessary, Exodus 20:5, 34:7.
b) Sickness and disease pass down from the loins of the father
c) Genetics have shown DNA to be carried on ancestrally.
9. A person who has been involved in occultism or spiritual adultery has given the enemy;
a) Legal right to access where satanic symbols are displayed, amulets, Horoscopes, Tarot cards.
b) Lack of knowledge is not an excuse against the enemy’s snares (Hosea 4:6)
The Defeat of the Enemy, how is it done?
- By the word of our testimony Rev. 12:11
- By the authority given us as Christians, Luke 10:19
- By spiritual warfare Eph.6:10-12, the armor of God
- By intercessory prayer Rom. 8:26, Eze.22:30
- By binding and loosing Matt.16:19
- By thanks giving and praise 1 Thes.5:18. 1Pet.5:19
- By the blood of Jesus which takes away all condemnation
Example of the Devils Plans Exposed
The Lord will expose the plans of the enemy to gain access into your life by giving His people dream and visions.
For instance there was a minister to whom God had given a dream. In this dream there were dogs surrounding this person; ferocious dogs. Notice that they were not Hyenas but dogs. Dogs reside in the homes and are supposed to be man’s best friend. But there are certain dogs that no matter what you do to be friendly they still want to be unfriendly.
So these dogs gather themselves within attack distance, suddenly there appeared the shield of the Lord between the minister and the dogs. As the dogs seems to evade the shield, the shield began to widen to give this minister total protection.
The minister awakens from this dream in wonderment being concerned as to what this meant. However, the Holy Spirit told this minister not to worry and ushered this minister back to sleep.
Unknown to this minister there was subtle rivalry in the minister’s assembly, particularly among the other ministers. They would smile in the minister’s face but were really hoping that this minister would be weakened so they could take control of the ministers ordained authority.
They had not really accepted this minister and had become disgruntled and the spirit of the dog; that would bite the hand that fed it, had gained entrance into there temple.
What could be done to such a spirit?
a) Declare that this minister is God’s chosen vessel
b) Plead the blood of Jesus over all that belongs to this minister.
c) Declare that the Spirit of God has lifted this minister head far above them that has malicious intent.
d) Declare that every spirit of the dog is bound and loosed from this minister’s assigned jurisdiction.
e) Pray that the Holy Spirit would reveal to this minister the hand of those that have risen up.
f) Declare that the lord, the God of Israel will execute vindication.
g) Command that the oppressor and his weapon will drown in his own red sea.
h) Declare that every weapon targeted against this minister’s peace will be destroyed.
i) Declare that the Lord of Host will rise and break the cheek bone of them that attack this minister.