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Dealing with Religious Spirits

Posted in Apostolic Order, Spiritual Realms with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 17, 2012 by eliseway

As I drive down the highways and notice all of these multiple churches all over the city, I wonder are they truly living up to their name on the sign and is God’s presence dwelling in the place? The world has so many religions and doctrines that people can choose to be a Buddhist or a Mormon if one likes. Since before The Flood and afterwards, the religious spirit has been a culprit of the many religions and cults that we see today that has many names for God but are they actually serving The True Living God in the Bible? Religious spirits tend to be well-educated or well-experienced in knowing how to live holy, be holy, and speak holy but something is missing spiritually in their lives. You could have been saved at the age of 2, baptized at 5 and began preaching at 10 years old but still don’t have a true relationship with God on a personal level. These kinds of spirits love to go to seminary schools and actually maybe teaching these classes to instruct people on how to be knowledgeable in the things of the Lord but have no revelation on what God is really saying to His People. The Pharisees and Sadducees represent the men who had religious spirits, were well-known in the community for their religious stance, and knew the laws of God but their walk with God was superficial in nature. They continuously would challenge Jesus on His Actions who would always rebuke them with the Word of God. Jesus knew these men possess religious spirits and believed in that practicing the art of serving God through visible prayers, servitude and looking holy was enough to say they were truly holy people because they kept all of God’s commandments. Religious spirits especially in the Body of Christ love to be judgmental and critical of other people who they think is not holy enough, know enough scripture, or have enough spiritual experiences.    A person who has a religious spirit will always see an opportunity to show off their biblical and scriptural knowledge including any religious education they may have taken to improve their ability to preach sermon in churches. The problem with this spirit is that it doesn’t welcome change or other people who may not believe or act the way they do. If you go to some churches and they have been doing the same routine for the past 45 years, then you may have a multitude of religious spirits at work who aren’t allowing God to dwell freely  in the church. God doesn’t dwell in churches that keep Him in a box of tradition nor in chaos either. A religious spirit goal is to stifle, dry and deaden every church that may have had God’s Spirit and Presence reigning in the sanctuary. The Enemy sends religious spirits into churches to begin the process of hindering and blocking God’s Presence from healing, delivering, restoring, yoke destroying and breaking bondages or strongholds off of people’s lives. Once this process is complete, the church becomes just a building that we go to on Sundays without feeling the presence of God and not getting any spiritual breakthroughs in our lives. The spiritual atmosphere becomes dry as powder and you have probably felt a coldness in certain churches. On top of that, the religious spirit strives to challenge and oppose everyone who doesn’t have the same biblical and scriptural pedigree as they do because they believe they have the right education to be an authority figure in Christ and to preach the gospel. Religious spirits love to condemn others who have sinned or made a mistake.  They don’t believe they shouldn’t be accountable to anyone but themselves unless you have a familiar spirit.  These are the people that make church services boring and a chore because they are doing good works as a routine rather than a way of life.  Also, they don’t walk nor operate in the love of God which is one of the greatest commandments in the book that they are supposed to be following to the last scripture in the Bible. Religious spirits make people not want to come to church and know about God because of these so-called holier than thou Christians.  What do you do when you come across people with religious spirits besides not want to bless them out?   Only God can deliver a person from a religious spirits but what you do in the meantime is not let them vex or bother you to the point to acting non-Christ-like. Just pray for them and hope that they allow God to change their erroneous beliefs on what and how to live holy for Christ. When you truly have a personal relationship with God meaning you do more than just serve Him but surrender your entire life to God, you can no longer have a religious mindset with God nor think you have Him all figured all out. That’s the ultimate crux of a person with a religious spirit, they profess to know all about God, but don’t truly know God. Selah.

The Power of the Jezebel Spirit

Posted in Apostolic Order, Spiritual Realms with tags , , , , , , , , on October 17, 2012 by eliseway

As I have been taught in church that the Jezebel spirit isn’t a gender-based spirit that only operates in overly made up women who try to entice other people into perverted and evil activities. Jezebel in the Bible married Ahab who allowed her to pretty much dominate, control, and destroy the people of God which are the characteristics of this spirit in a person. The Jezebel spirit works heavy in churches and ministries because it wants to be the one in authority and hates any spiritual authority figures. He or she who has this spirit will do the utmost best to try to control every person they come in contact with especially men and women of God who have ministries and churches. Those who walk in the Power and Authority of God will come against this powerful demon in males and females. I had the wonderful experience of coming head on with this spirit who was challenging every word that was uttered out of my  mouth and continuing to govern the entire meeting with the Pastor and his wife going with everything the person was asking me. You have probably encountered someone like this who seem to speak with a underlying bitterness or evilness in the tones of their speech even when it was friendly and kind in nature. A friend of mine calls these kind of people nice-nasties. People that act nice but their expression and speech reveals their nasty and unfriendly disposition. I could see the Jezebel spirit trying to rise up and come against everything I was saying in the meeting not because I was special or anything but demons do recognize those who have the authority to pray, rebuke, or cast them out of people. Demons also recognize people who don’t have any authority and power from God so the Jezebel spirit has a field day dominating churches and the men and women of God over and in the churches. Jezebel spirit is one of the most destructive and powerful demons in the Body of Christ because it lays dormant in people until it is threatened, challenged, or rebuked by someone in spiritual authority. The spirit then rises up and lashes out at people for the purpose of taking control and do things how they want it to be done. The Jezebel spirit also works in witchcraft, rebellion, and perversion because it brings with it familiar spirits to help take complete control over the person. The sole purpose of the Jezebel spirit is to destroy churches and spiritual authority figures so that people won’t receive the Word of God and deliverance from sin, bondages, strongholds, and curses. God operates in the earth and heaven in divine order but the Jezebel spirit seeks to destroy order in churches, homes, and anywhere else to breed chao, confusion, and strife. The only way to deal with the Jezebel spirit is through fasting and intense spiritual warfare prayer meaing you will have to rebuke, bind, and cast out the works of the Jezebel spirit. It is a takeover spirit that wants to rule everyone and everything that crosses its path. When the prophet Elijah had killed Jezebel’s prophets, Jezebel sent a order to have Elijah killed causing him to flee into a cave.The queen Jezebel had manage to obtain an aresenal of false prophets to do her bidding and tell her what she wanted to hear.  The spirit wants to kill anyone that challenges their ability to dominate and overthrow people especially those in spiritual authority.

Spirit of Disobedience, Rebellion, and Witchcraft

Posted in Apostolic Order, Spiritual Realms with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 28, 2012 by eliseway

I know from the previous blog, I talked about the Mark of the Beast and the spirits that are attached with this phrase in the Bible from the book of revelations. The spirit of disobedience, rebellion and witchcraft isn’t for those people who don’t know God and are unsaved in terms of knowing Jesus. It enters people who know what God has told them to do, not to do, and the changes they need to make in their lives to truly be prosperous spiritually and naturally. Now, I’m not going to bore with you with flat out telling you how this spirit operates in a believer of Christ but let me tell you a story.

Once upon a holy time, there was a man who was born lame and grew up with all odds stacked against him. He was rejected, abused, and despised even by his own people yet he perseveres. As he grew, he became heavily involved in serving God and doing good works in the church giving allegiance to Jesus to be his Lordship over his soul. As he pursued his dreams and goals, he decided to join an organization that he pledge and joined in their ideology and beliefs that seemed to pertain to God but actually operated in Satan and witchcraft. He became friends with the people in the organization and considers them to be family and someone he could count on when times got hard. This was his new family and one that he loved because they received him with open arms and acceptance. Yet, something happens spiritually to him in that his heart began to be filled with the love of this organization rather than the love of God. He demonstrated that he loved God through good works and his allegiance to the church that he attended but his heart belonged to something else. Those who hanged around him thought he was honest, reliable, and trustworthy to be counted on when times got hard. He was promoted, elevated and given the keys to the Kingdom. The world was his oyster for the taking and all his problems were diminishing because of his obedience to The Call on his life. Sounds like this story may come to a happy ending, right?

God know people’s hearts and the problem with us is that we don’t try to know the heart of a person before we become involved in their lives. God knows what we truly love and hide in the most depth parts of our heart and He will expose the lover of your soul. God knows that if there is anything in your heart that He is not part of, then you is operating in idolatry. Let’s continue the story….

One day, God spoke to the man and told them to get rid of everything pertaining to this organization and give up his spiritual allegiance to the organization. This is when the spirit of rebellion reared its ugly head in that it will tell the person that you can have your idol and God at the same time. That is it okay to sin away and preach the gospel on Sunday. It is sneaky and deceptive in making you think that what you do is right all the time. Like you are a miniature god that controls your own destiny and follows the path that you set for yourself. Rebellion leads to disobedience towards God’s Order and plan for your life in that you refuse to follow God’s Word, His Commandments and Statutes blatantly and with sheer audacity. The man didn’t want to give up his allegiance to the organization and decided to follow his own plans, agendas, and schemes. Once he began to rebel against what God told him to do, he disobeyed God’s advice and began to live his own life doing no more good works in church nor living out his divine purpose. His heart had become so enraged by the audacity of God to tell him to give up the family that truly embraced him as a son and brother in the organization that he began to inflict the same rejection, hurt, and ridicule that was done to him to people that loved him and had their best interest at heart. The problem was that his true family was supposed to be God and those who loved him no matter what not the people in the organization. But when these spirits are in full operation in a person, that person begins to operate in witchcraft in making sure he keeps certain people in allegiance with his idol worshipping and rebellion to further his disobedient cause. Witchcraft is a powerful tool that can control, manipulate and deceive people into thinking that it’s okay to disobey God and rebel against His Holy Word.

When a person has all these spirits working in them simultaneously, they began to bring more spirits and demons around them that can overpower the holiest of people to succumb to their satanic influences. Avoiding these people, fasting, and prayer will keep you from becoming overtaken by these spirits yourself. They have a bad spirit and cavalier attitude toward their actions and behaviors not thinking there won’t be any consequences to their rebellious state. They will even get mad at you when you start talking about doing your assignment for God and how to help build the Body of Christ up in being obedient to God. They are marked to be bad company and God will make sure you don’t fellowship with these people anymore spiritually and naturally. Is there an ending to the story about the man?

The demons associated with the organization have begun to take their satanic place in the man’s life and now are orchestrating a full satanic assault against the man that if he doesn’t repent, they are about to consume his life spiritually and naturally in a most destructive manner. Those who are close around him will suffer with him and the destruction that comes with showing allegiance to a person who is in rebellion against God. There is time for him to repent and get it right with God but he has free will to choose death or life. The choice is his and his alone.

 

The Mark of the Beast

Posted in Apostolic Order, Spiritual Realms with tags , , , , , , , on September 26, 2012 by eliseway

The Mark of the Beast is actually people who have turned their hearts away from God and are operating in rebellion against God’s Word and His Doctrines. People think that the Mark of the Beast that is explained in the Bible in the book of revelations that it going to be a sign that is seen by the visible eye. The mark is actually a spiritual identification that can be seen by those who have discernment and know that these people are in rebellion and are blatantly disobedient to God who has begun to become ensnared by the cares of this world and their own agendas. Rebellion leads to witchcraft in that those with the mark will start or continue to influence other people in joining their allegiance to their idols and false doctrines. Those who are already wicked and evil already bear the mark because of their spiritual state of non-salvation and non-redemption may be left behind when the world ends and Jesus Christ comes back for those who don’t bear the mark of the beast. Yet, there is a special mark for those who were part of God’s Kingdom and Will but now have completely turned from God and live according to the works of their flesh. The works of their flesh is participating in activities that neither are Spirit-led nor governed by the spiritual principles in the Bible concerning living a holy, consecrated life. In addition, these people will be heavy in idol worshipping and giving allegiance to false teachers and prophets. Idol worshipping in this day and age doesn’t consist of an object or an animal per se, but can be an idea, an organization, a person or a doctrine. The idols of the Bible times were figures and images but the problem with the idol was not the object but what the object represented and spiritually mean to that person. The idolatry of those who bear the mark can consist of an ideal that can overtake a person’s life to the point that it makes them lose their salvation and makes you wonder where they saved to begin with. Especially if that person took allegiance to an organization that preaches false doctrine and operates in witchcraft and rebellion against God, then they are bearing the Mark of the Anti-Christ or the Beast. So, everything this person does is never going to prosper and destruction follows them everywhere they go. These people always have something go wrong with them, accidents, constant problems and hindrances and loss of personal possessions. It can get worse if a person idolizes a person so much because they are so in love with them that it turns their heart away from God and leads them to become disobedient and not live out their divine purpose in the earth bearing the mark for damnation and destruction as well. This is a time where people are showing commitment and allegiance to people and organizations than ever before besides God. The Beast represents rebellion and disobedient to God’s Divine Order in the earth walking in a spirit of carnality and witchcraft. When you become aware of people who bear these mark, it becomes sad and disappointing because they can be in your family, close friends, or people you knew all your life. Your next step is to avoid them and have no fellowship with them to protect your spirit and not obtain The Mark of the Beast on yourself. The only way the Mark of the Beast can be removed of that person is through complete total repentance to God and giving up all allegiances to idols wholeheartedly before their conscience is seared. The mark is a heart thing in that the person must allow God to purge them spiritually from the spirit of disobedience, rebellion, witchcraft and idolatry. These spirits will be broken down in detailed in the next blog.

The BackSliding Spirit

Posted in Apostolic Order, Spiritual Realms with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 17, 2012 by eliseway

I never really knew this was a spirit until I became more aware and informed about spirits that attack and try to attach themselves to God’s people to get them out of the Will of God and quit serving God in all capacities. It is so easy to be just a pew member that hears the Word of God and go home and most believers including myself have been tempted to live this life for a long period of time. Yet, we have all been called to purpose and destiny by God and once you have decided to follow the Plan of God for life by walking in your true calling, prepare to suffer and serve in the name of Jesus. When you are discovering and being birthed out your calling in the earth, the first thing God has to put you is in a capacity of servitude in doing the His Work in the Body of Christ. Serving God doesn’t necessarily have to be in the pulpit but in helping show love to others or simply greeting them when they come to church. Whatever capacity you serve, it will be tested and tried by situations, God, and The Enemy. The suffering part of living out your purpose in God comes with having to deal with disappointments, crisis, setbacks, delays, distractions, and hindrances that are there to make you stronger, more depended on God, and able to walk in a greater level of anointing(the Power of God) in your life. You will get discouraged, weary, and weak in the process of becoming the great potential God called you to be from birth and living out the assignment God has given you to do,  but what you don’t do is quit. Many people of God are quitting their assignments in the Body of Christ because of the issues of life and the cares of this world. People want to just stop serving God and sit down on the pew to be poured into by the Word of the Lord because they need a break, physically and spiritually.  Or they stop serving God and coming to church altogether because they want to do their own thing and not truly give up the hidden sins in their life. This is the backsliding spirit.

The backsliding spirit invades the person when they simply make the decision to quit serving God and not committ to their assignment or calling anymore. It is a state of laziness and pure selfishness because they are thinking about themselves and what they need to do to get their spirit right again to serve God again on their own terms. I had the strangest conversation with someone who simply told me that they need to focus on what they need to deal with and sitting back from serving God is the best way to do that. Now, I have been tempted to want to just chill, go to church, and do nothing besides be a spectator of others doing their assignment but I know that doing that would hurt me, God and others in the long run. My spirit was grieved for the rest of the day and didn’t realize until God told me I needed to pray cause folks that quit on God also quit on people who are still serving God. They can be people you were friends with for a long time or someone dear to your hurt who was so dedicated to God for such a long time and then all of sudden decide, I quit. This spirit wants a person to think about themselves all the time and what they need to do for themselves. They are no longer cognizant or aware of the people that love them feelings nor concerns because now they are hiding out from doing any works for God and choose to participate in some activities at church if they want to. Its now all about them and them alone.

What makes this spirit so damaging is that it kills your joy, peace, and zeal for serving and loving God wholeheartedly. Your heart isn’t totally in God anymore and you just going through the motions thinking everything is alright and God is pleased with your backsliding spiritual state. Why would I want to reach to the top in God and slide back to a state that God got me delivered from? The repercussions of backsliding is that all those demons and bondage you had in the past are going to come to you seven-fold bringing more of their friends to invade your spirit. Refusing to live out your purpose and you know better means you are also in a state of rebellion and disobedient which can lead to having a spirit of witchcraft, spirit of anger, spirit of bitterness, spirit of jealousy, and the spirit of pride. Everything that God had for you in terms of blessings is permanently in a state of delay and your spiritual elevation has been cancelled until further notice. All the anointing, power, and revelation you had from God will disappear and you will be in a worse spiritual state than ever before. You also leave more open doors for the enemy to attack your life like never before. This spirit destroys God’s people and effectively helps people renege on living out the Plan of God for their lives. The only way to rid yourself of this spirit is through true repentance.

True repentance means you apologizing to God and releasing everything that is keeping you in a backsliding state. Until this happens, the backslider is going to continue to go backwards spiritually and naturally until they are in a reprobate state of being totally rejected by God completely. You can be saved and backslide your way back to going to Hell if you don’t repent to God. Once you repent to God, then the restoration can begin but it wont’ be easy because you have damaged the trust that people and God had in you to be reliable, trustworthy, and accountable to do your assignment in God without fail. You will have to be a pew member for sometime not by choice but that you will have to work twice as hard to get back to the spiritual state you once were in before you decided to quit serving God. God isn’t going to let you easily obtain what you forsook because of you needing some time to get your mind right, stay married to some fool, or getting a break because you tired of serving God and His people. In addition, you will have to endure the process of repeatedly getting deliverance from things you were free from but since you backslid, you have more demons than before to get rid of since you decided to return to non-victorious state in God.

So, when you feeling weary, tired, or think that its not worth it serving God because it seems too hard, unfair and way to much suffering in the process, think again on the worse things that can happen to you if you decide to backslide on God. I know if I choose to suffer,  God is going to reward and bless me if I continue the race and not faint. Serving and suffering does pay off but are you willing to go through the process or just be a quitter? One thing about quitters, they don’t reap the rewards of finishing the race nor receive the prize for enduring the obstacles. Winning a gold medal in the Olympics means finishing not quitting. You don’t get medals nor any rewards from quitting. Quitting meaning you lose everything by default spiritually and naturally.

Python Spirit

Posted in Apostolic Order, Spiritual Realms with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 12, 2012 by eliseway

The python spirit comes in many forms in the Body of Christ that uses its venomous powers to suck the very life of God’s people. It is an ancient demonic spirit that houses itself amongst people who have open spiritual doors in their lives for satanic influence and invasion. This demonic spirit has existed prior to the creation of the earth and waits for opportune times to destroy God’s people through false burdens, worshipping idols, and iniquities of the heart. Anyone who possesses the python spirit tends to carry iniquities in their spiritual heart that they don’t want to release to God and definitely do not have the Holy Ghost. You definitely can’t have the Holy Ghost and carry this spirit because the Lord can’t chill with this strong demonic spirit. But the people of God can be oppressed by the python spirit and eventually experience a spiritual and natural death if allowed. The purpose of the python spirit is to suck the spiritual and natural life out of people especially in church settings to block the people from truly and freely praising God to receive breakthroughs, miracles, signs, wonders and deliverance from yokes of bondage. Now, the python spirit can operate in a more personal setting through people that are close to you such as best friend, relatives, loved ones, and your significant others. That is when this evil spirit starts the process of drying out your spirit man and taking the joy of out of living for God. You began to become more tired, weak, weary, and heaviness in the heart. Sometimes, the symptoms of having a python spirit around you can be more sicknesses and infirmities that may manifest in infections, blisters, and diseases. The python spirit works like the snake it represents in that it slowly squeezes the life out of you  but not like the vampiric spirit. It is not in the shape of a snake but looks like a tall man with darkened skin and evil eyes.  Evil spirits do have forms and tend to look like what they do evilly in spiritual and earthly realms.  The thing about this evil spirit is that it is overpowering and can pretty much take over the spiritual atmosphere of the church making the people dry and not praising God. It can control an individual’s life to the point in that they lose their zeal and passion to serve God and abound the assignment God called them to do. It is a sneaky, parasitic entity that Satan uses specifically and strategically to destroy God’s people and keep the supernatural power of God from manifesting freely within the earthly realms. The way to rid yourself of the python spirit is through intensive fasting and prayer.  You will have to bind the works and effects of the python spirit off of your life. Sometimes you may have to cut ties with that person unless you are married to them. If you are married to a person who carries the python spirit, you going to have to confront that spirit as the Spirit of God leads you and rebuke the spirit out of that person. The thing about this spirit is that it will lay dormant and hide out appearing to be gone from that person but it will manifest itself eventually when it feels threaten in its hold over the other person. Python spirit is very controlling and wants to dominate the person that they want to dry and deaden out spiritually so the anointing cannot flow in that person anymore. Now if that person wants to be rid of the python spirit, they are going to have to release every iniquity, sin, and bondage out of their life in order for it to leave him or her.

Defeating the Spirit of Leviathan

Posted in Apostolic Order with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 6, 2012 by eliseway

In this day in time, many things are beginning to surface at a more rapid pace in terms of the spiritual environment that has begun to reveal the true corruption of mankind especially those who have been called to minister the gospel of Jesus Christ. There is such a spirit of error and carnality among the Body of Christ that you can’t even go to work with them nor have any dealings with them spiritually and naturally. Even in workplaces in which Christ is acknowledged and governs even how we do business in the natural world, this can be invaded by religous-minded people who say they know Jesus and scriptures but don’t know God on a personal level. I witnessed today that if people do not begin to pray to God and obtain a gift of discernment, even the very elect can be deceived by the words of a person who proclaims they are one of God’s people. What people have to protect and guard their spirits from is not necessarily wicked, sinful people but super-religous, pseudo-Christians who can spew scriptures front and backwards but have no understanding of the mysteries of the Kingdom nor the deep revelations from God through the Holy Ghost. These people come in like wolves in sheep clothing proclaiming that they love God and know His Word until you tell them something that goes against their erroneous, demonic spirited- mind. People who spout out biblical and worldly knowledge mixing with their own philosophies are the false prophets they talk about in the end of times. They are the false messiahs that speak profound errors of God’s Word and their purpose is to plant seeds of rebellion and disobedience in God’s people. These people are arrogant, prideful and think they know everything there is about God and the Bible just to make you begin to question what you truly believe about God. This is the spirit of leviathan or the spirit of pride.

The leviathan spirit is haughty, proud, and seeks to destroy the true principles and divine order of God in the earthly realms. It is described in the Bible as a crocodile that destroys in massive way which is how the leviathan spirit comes at a person with its destructive words of deception, flattery, and error. As the return of Jesus comes near, more of these old demonic spirits have been unleashed into the earth to deceive and destroy believers in Christ. This demonic entity exists in people who think more highly than themselves and believe they are the most wise in knowing the doctrines of the world including the Bible. I got to witness firsthand a man try to convince and tell me that every false word that he uttered was scripturally- based. A person who has the leviathan spirit in them operate also in witchcraft and perversion. Anybody that you meet that speaks about God and thinks they have the grand authority of the Bible and the nature of God but you are stupid because you cannot quote every scripture verbatim, they got some demons in them and you can’t be afraid to take authority of the spirits that are operating in the individual. The way to defeat the spirit of leviathan is through spiritual warfare prayer.

Spiritual warfare prayer is more than just saying your grace and repeating the Lord’s prayer but a prayer that wars in the spirit realm using the Word of God in terms of attacking the spirits that have come to attack you through a person or a situation. These kinds of prayers require you to have the Holy Ghost and the ability to discern the spirits that you need to pray against and to protect your spirit and soul. If you don’t know what spirit is operating behind that person, then you begin to rebuke, bind, and cast out every spirit that is not like God. Don’t try to guess the spirit and rebuke it otherwise it may come to manifest and attack you. This is very important to watch and pray because the Enemy is seeking whom he may devour and destroy sending out his helpers to do his evil bidding in the earth.

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