You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free
The Great “Deliverance” Ministry Deception
ON RIGHT: Messianic Jews and other Evangelicals even call up unknown spirits by blowing the Jewish Shofar, (Ram’s Horn) in their attempt to cast out demons from believers. The Shofar and other Jewish beliefs can only belong to the Jewish Synagogue — which still rejects the Lord Jesus Christ of the Bible after nearly two millennia.
· Salvation, redemption and blessing is the spiritual place/position/state, which personally born again believers occupy in His Kingdom
· Suffering: is it always from the devil, or does God make us suffer to teach us something?
· Scriptural proof that the entire ‘deliverance’ franchise is a hoax
· They ask, “Everything God does is not in the Bible; why limit God by obeying His New Covenant commandments?”
· All Jesus’ true believers already have the full anointing of the Holy Spirit; thus, they can do miracles
· Jesus ministered primarily to His own Hebrew nation, as they were still under the physical Old Covenant of the Law
· The Holy Spirit did not indwell the Old Hebrews under the Old Testament covenant and during Jesus’ ministry to them
· Only one Scriptural account of Paul casting out a demon from and unbeliever after Jesus’ ascension!
· The only other account of exorcism under the New Covenant was of Jewish exorcists, who tried to abuse the Holy Spirit!
· Under Jesus’ New Covenant, we experience ‘trails,’ ‘persecution,’ and ‘the lust of the flesh’
· In Romans 8 and throughout Scripture, Paul explained away all so-called ‘demonic habitation’ as “the flesh”
· Roman Catholic Exorcism
· The ‘experts’ and what they commit in the Name of Jesus
· The broken, confused and truly bound people: the carnage left behind by ‘the experts’
· The vast difference between God’s Defensive Battle and their Offensive ‘Spiritual Warfare in the Heavenlies’
· What is the Whole Armor of God really?
· Continually ‘binding’ and attacking demons in spiritual warfare, scaring people to believe the defeated enemy is so powerful?
· What about ‘inherited sin’ and the ‘curses of our forefathers?
· Is it true that God pronounced a generational curse for sincere believers in Ex. 20:1-6?’
· What about the ‘evil bloodline’ we has to ‘cut off?’
SALVATION, REDEMPTION AND BLESSING IN CHRIST IS A SPIRITUAL PLACE/POSITION/STATE ALL TRUE BELIEVERS OCCUPY INSIDE THE SPIRITUAL KINGDOM OF CHRIST
The reason why Jesus’ true Gospel must be preached to every person, who desires to meet and know God, is because He is not into changing bad people into religious people, who merely look good from the outside, (Mt. 29:19-20.) The Jesus of the Bible makes absolutely “new creations” from sinful, lost, cursed, spiritually dead and bound people; (Gal. 2:20.)
The sly, evil author of all religion in all its many forms cannot do any of this. Religion of all kinds is all about outward, self-righteous emptiness, which never changes the ‘heart.’ Jesus is all about inward, self-crucifying, spiritual renewal, (Gal. 5:24.) Thus, we all have to be spiritually born again; (our dead human spirits must become alive inside us,) otherwise, we cannot “see” or “enter” the spiritual Kingdom of God, because God Himself is Spirit. The God of the Bible is not a tyrant; He does not enslave people and force them to accept and follow Him. The personal rebirth through faith in Christ is a personal choice, (Jn. 4:21-24; 1:12-13; 3:3-5.)
At the moment we sincerely accept Jesus as our personal God, Lord, Savior and Redeemer, Jesus takes us spiritually out of the kingdom of darkness with all its bondage, and places us wholly into His Kingdom of salvation, redemption (spiritual freedom) and light. We cannot fall in, out, and back into Jesus’ Kingdom as it pleases us. Personally born again believers willingly and by choice occupy this place, or spiritual position inside the Kingdom of God, as spiritually, we were completely “taken out” of darkness and placed wholly “into His marvellous light.” We were completely removed from the state/position/spiritual place of sin in the kingdom of darkness. We were totally redeemed or set free from spiritual death, bondage and cursedness to live as the saved, blessed children of the Most High God; the holy temple of the Holy Spirit; members of the body and bride of Christ, and the utterly sanctified (or made holy) saints of Christ, (Ex. 20:1-2; Jn. 1:12-13; 3:3-5; Gal. 4:6, 1 Pt. 2:9-25, Phil. 4:21-22.)
Salvation, Redemption and Blessing are therefore not ‘things’ we still have to ‘earn,’ or hope for after we have accepted Christ. Salvation is a totally new spiritual position in life, and a new lifestyle in Christ. Jesus gives us the full ‘package’ of our newborn position inside His Spiritual Kingdom, which is actually inside the blood-cleansed “hearts” or human spirits of all personally born again believers from the moment we truly accept Him, (read Lu. 17:20-21; 1 Ths. 5:23.)
Jesus does not leave the ‘minds’ or thoughts and beliefs of His disciples in bondage to darkness. He also, through the constant teaching of His Word, which is “All Truth,” and the constant indwelling of the Teacher, His Holy Spirit of Truth, command us to personally study His Word to constantly “renew” or “transform” our ‘minds’ or thoughts, so we can know Who He really Is, and how to follow or obey Him above all else to glorify His Name, (Rom. 12:1-2; 1 Pt. 1:13-19.)
Jesus does not share His born again disciples with the enemy of our souls. Because salvation is a spiritual place of full redemption, or complete freedom from the king of darkness and his kingdom of bondage, the only way Satan can get a hold on our ‘hearts’ and souls, (our human spirits and minds or thoughts,) is when we ourselves decide to give him the permission to again enslave us with lies, lusts, fears, harassment, deception, and by disobeying the protective, Moral-Law commandments of God, (Jam. 1:13-18; Gal. 3:10-14; 1 Pet. 2:9-10; 1 Ths. 5:21.)
SCRIPTURAL PROOF THAT THE ENTIRE ‘DELIVERANCE’ FRANCISE IS A HOAX
This entire money-making ‘deliverance’ industry is based on their belief that God shares His temple, (in New Testament terms, the body of Christ or the temple of the Holy Spirit,) with Satan. They established this assumption on the witchcraft and idolatry that was committed in the physical Old Testament temple, which did not cause God to leave the temple. In the Old temple, God resided in the Holy of Holies, [in New Testament terms, the ‘heart’ or human spirit of believers,] while idolatry of all kinds were committed at the gates and outer court, (Ezekiel Chapter 8.) So, they came to the conclusion that demons can dwell in the minds or ‘souls’ of believers, while the Holy Spirit dwells in the ‘hearts’ or human spirits of believers, (1 Ths 5:23.)
The truth is that the New Testament/Covenant temple of the Holy Spirit, Who indwells all sincere believers, is vastly different from that physical building, the Old Testament/covenant temple.
Paul taught in 1 Cor. 6:15-20; 3:16-17, “Do you not know that he [or she] who is joined to a whore, [both male and female fornicators are whores,] is one in body [and in spirit] with her [or him?] For the two, God says, shall become one flesh. But he who is joined to the Lord is [entirely] one Spirit with Him. Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that one does is outside the body, but he [or she,] who commits sexual immorality sins against his [or her] own body. Or do you not know that your [entire] body is a temple of the Holy Spirit Who dwells in you… and that you are not your own? For you were bought with a price… If anyone defiles the temple of God, God will destroy him. [The whore will actually destroy him or herself by inviting Satan and his demons into the human spirit, soul, and body, and God will leave him or her to destruction, as God will not tolerate such defilement of His temple.] For the temple of God is [completely] holy, which temple you are, [and He does not share His temple with Satan and sin.]
In the context of both the Old and New Covenants, (the ‘physical’ Old Covenant being the ‘example’ of how God deals with spiritual, New Covenant believers, 1 Cor. 10:1-11,) God made it plain that His true believers do not belong to this physical world. They still have to live here physically, but spiritually, they belong to God’s eternal, spiritual Kingdom, (Jn. 18:36; 1 Pt. 2:9-10.)
Even under the Old Covenant, God emphatically stated in Ex. 20:1-2, “I Am the Lord Your God, Who called you out of, [that means entirely removed you from,] the land of Egypt, [the symbol of the spiritual kingdom of darkness,] and out of the house of bondage, [which is symbolic of spiritual and emotional bondage in the New Testament.]” Under the New Testament Covenant, which was established when Jesus was risen from the dead and ascended into heaven, the Bible writers never referred to believers as people under spiritual bondage. True believers can be physically thrown in prison, but spiritually they will always remain free as long as they remain in the will of God. Peter explained this concept perfectly in 1 Pt. 2:8-10, “[Those who reject the truth of God’s Word] stumble [through their disobedience.] But you [disciples of Jesus...] He called out of darkness, [that’s removed you entirely on a spiritual level from the kingdom of darkness, and brought you] into His marvellous light.”
Jesus’ atonement in the place of all sincere believers was completed at the moment He sighed on that cross, “It is finished!” He actually declared, “I have done everything in full for everyone who would accept and follow Me as their personal Lord and God,” (Jn. 3:16-17.) The devil and all his demons are vanquished foes; all they have to use against us are deception and lies, working through people, (Jn. 8:43-44.) On that cross, Jesus, “having forgiven you, who were spiritually dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, [your dead human spirit and sin-polluted mind, (Jn. 3:3-5; 1:12-13; Rom. 12:1-2,)] and made you alive together with Him, wiped out the handwriting of requirements of the law, [all our transgressions before we knew Him, confessed and repented, as well as our trespasses now, which we confess and repent from, (1 Jn. 1:7-10.)] He has taken it out of the way, having nailed [all our brokenness and state of sin without Him] to the cross. Having disarmed [past tense] principalities and powers, [every kind of fallen angel,] He made a public spectacle of them all, [proving in public that He Alone is God and King, to Whom every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess that He Alone is Lord,] triumphing over them in it.” (Col. 2:13-15.) All we have to do to attain perfection in the eyes of God, is to fully accept Jesus Himself and His atonement in our place, and to stand in everything He had achieved for us; following Him in obedience to all the precepts of His Moral Law of Love, (Jn. 13:34; 2:3-5.)
Look at what Jesus had fully accomplished in our place. Already under the Old Testament Covenant, Jesus’ completed work for us was prophesied as follows, 1) “Surely He has borne [past tense] our griefs [on that cross.] 2) He carried our sorrows. 3) He was wounded for our transgressions. 4) He was bruised for our iniquities. 5) The chastisement for our peace, [spiritual and emotional peace,] was upon Him, and 6) by His stripes we are [present tense,] healed!” (Is. 53:4-5.) 7) “Christ has [already fully] redeemed us from the curse of the law, [Deut. Chapter 28,] having become a curse for us… that the [entire state of blessedness…] might come upon [all true believers] in Christ Jesus…” (Gal. 10-14.) There is not a single area in our lives, which He did not redeem at the cross, [or bought with His blood so we can live absolutely free in Him.] And so, Paul could write in Col. 2:9-10, “In Jesus dwells all the fullness of the Godhead [Father, Son, and Holy Spirit] bodily. [Jesus is the Inseparable, All-powerful, All-knowing, Omnipresent God of all gods, King of all kings, and Lord of all Lords,] and your are [present tense] complete, [that means fully saved, redeemed and blessed] in Him, Who is the Head of all principality and power, (Jn. 12:12-18.)”
SUFFERING: IS IT ALWAYS FROM THE DEVIL, OR DOES MAKE US SUFFER TO TEACH US SOMETHING?
There is no darkness or evil in God. All evil comes from the devil, but God is the Righteous Judge Who always resides over everything we do - and He knows how to turn everything bad into good for us. Thus, sexual and other sin against our bodies, such as drug and alcohol abuse, etc., (which always affect the whole body and our loved ones too,) can cause major problems for unbelievers and believers alike.
Even after believers have repented from such sin against the temple of the Holy Spirit, they can still experience constant demonic harassment, and spiritual and emotional problems, because Satan always focus on our weak points. Once he had a foothold in some area of our lives, he will not let the matter rest. I believe he reckons, if we did it then, we will probably do it again.
Of course God can forbid the enemy to harass us once we are cleansed by the blood of Jesus, (His forgiveness.) But often, God allows timely persecution to prove to us that sin is always very serious. Hence, we need to stand steadfast against temptation. In this case, all the ‘deliverance’ and 'spiritual warfare' in the world will not stop Satan’s victimization, because God is the Only One Who decides what He allows over us and what not, and for how long it will continue. Enduring obedience and commitment to Christ builds Godly character. It is a real but overlooked fact that God allows us to ‘chastise’ ourselves because of our own choice to disobey His Word. In many cases, we will only “learn obedience through the things we suffer,” (Heb. 5:8-9.) Suffering for righteousness sake is another reality in the lives of true believers. All those who desire to live Godly and live fruitful lives will be persecuted to try and persuade them to do otherwise, (2 Tim. 3:12.)
In the light of all this Scriptural proof, we can conclude that persisting problems in the lives of believers aren’t demonic infestations, but a lack of knowledge concerning our saved, redeemed, and blessed position inside the Kingdom of God; forgiveness, repentance, the reality of Biblical suffering for righteousness, God’s complete ‘cleansing’ through the blood-covenant of Christ, and a lack of knowledge concerning “resisting the [harassment, fear, and temptation] of the devil,” etc., (1 Jn. 1:5-10; Jam. 4:7, etc.)
“EVERYTHING GOD DOES IS NOT IN THE BIBLE. “HY LIMIT GOD BY OBEYING HIS NEW COVENANT COMMANDMENTS!”
The Pentecostal-Charismatic Movement call those who stand solely on the contextual truth of God’s entire Word “Religious Pharisees.” However, the incredible unscriptural doctrines, masonic affiliations, and occult manifestations of these people come directly from what the Promise Keepers Network and Rodney Howard Brown in particular teach, "Not everything God does is written in the Bible." This deception was created to ‘push’ God to ‘perform’ their way and to ‘do’ their will. Of course God can do anything, but He chose to work in the boundaries of His revealed Word, the Bible. Everything God does might not be written in the Bible, but everything God wants us to do or not to do, is written in the Bible. We should not do what is not written in the Bible, but that which was written for our own spiritual, emotional, and physical protection.
These people twist and abuse the Scriptures to ‘make’ God say what suits them, but in the entire context of the Bible, God really did limit Himself. He clearly declared:
"I Am the Truth, the Light and the Life, and no one, [that means absolutely no human being will ever] come to the Father except through Me," (Jn. 14:6.)
“Add or take away nothing from My words. [The contextual truth of the Bible; interpreted in the “entirety of God’s Word, which is truth,” (Ps. 119:160,)] For I testify to everyone who hears the Word of the prophecy of this Book: If anyone add to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in the Book. And if anyone takes away from the [contextual truth] of the Words in this Book... God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city [heaven,] and from the [promises] which are written in this Book," Rev. 22:18-19.
“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter into the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in That Day, 'Lord, Lord,’ have we not prophesied in Your Name, cast our demons in Your Name, and done many wonders in Your Name?’ And then I will declare to them: ‘I never knew you: depart from me, you who practice lawlessness! For whoever hears these sayings of Mine and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on [Me,] the Rock..." (Mt. 7:21-24.)
"I did not come to judge the world [now already.] There is one that will judge everyone: the Words that I have spoken will judge you in the last day,” (Jn. 12:48.)
“I Am the Light of the world. He who follows Me, [the Word of God; the Truth,] shall not walk in [deception and] darkness, but have the light of [eternal] life,” (Jn. 8:12.)
The entrance of My Words gives light: it gives [spiritual] understanding to the simple,” (Ps. 119:130.)
My Word is [the only] lamp unto our feet in all the spiritual darkness and deception of this world, (Ps. 119:105.)
The entire Bible is filled with Jesus' warnings to guard our spirits, souls, bodies and lives by living according to The Truth, Jesus, The Word! We have to “test and prove everything to see whether it is from God,” (1 Ths. 5:21; 1 Jn. 4:1-4.) This so-called 'limiting-God' doctrine can be compared somewhat to you telling your children: “When you cross the road, look left, and right and left again. And only when it is safe to walk, cross the road." But your children say, "We will not limit you in what you are saying. We will cross the road our way and by the power of our words, we will make all those huge cargo trucks, cars and 4X4's stop!"
ALL JESUS’ TRUE BELIEVERS ALREADY HAVE THE FULL ANOINTING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT; THUS, THEY WILL DO MIRACLES
Jesus Himself is the Only Way, Truth and Life, and the truth of His Word, or Jesus Himself, is the Bread of Life. He Alone is the Savior, Redeemer, and Blessor of all those who personally chose Him as their God and Lord, (Jn. 14:6; 6:35; 1:12-13.)
As the spiritual temple of the Holy Spirit, all sincere believers already have the full anointing through the indwelling Holy Spirit, (1 Jn. 2:20, 27.)
It will always remain a certainty that God has not, and will never change His Word, His New Testament Covenant in particular, or the powerful spiritual gifts and supernatural work of the Holy Spirit for anyone. Notwithstanding the terrible abuse of the Spirit’s gifts and power, which churches such as the Pentecostal/Charismatics commit, it remains the great lie of spiritually dead religious systems such as Calvinism, (the Dutch Reformed churches,) and other Spirit-less churches, that God’s gifts and Holy-Spirit work “were only for the ‘early church.’” They concocted this lie because they confess the existence of the Holy Spirit in theory but they deny Him in practice; rejecting His Scriptural gifts and miraculous works. One may honestly ask: How can they say they believe in Jesus while rejecting the Holy Spirit, as the Holy Spirit is the God of the Bible Himself? Can such rejection of God really bring them to heaven?
Jesus’ following commandment and promises echo through the entire New Testament and remains a reality in the lives of all His sincere, obedient disciples, “Go into all the world and preach My [True] Gospel to everyone. He who believes and [asks to be baptized in water according to My example and Scriptural commandment] will be saved… [Through the manifestation of the gifts of the constant, indwelling Holy Spirit,] these signs, [which show that they are truly My disciples,] will follow [all] those who [sincerely and personally] believe.”
“In My Name they will cast out demons…
“They will speak in new tongues…
“They will take up serpents… [if they are attacked by physical dangers and spiritual entities.]
“If they drink anything deadly, [when poisoned accidently or without their knowledge,] it will by no means harm them…
“They will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover…
“They will anoint the sick with oil, and the prayer of faith, [not the oil itself, which is merely a symbol of the Holy Spirit,] will save the sick, [when they obey God’s Moral law to resolve conflict among themselves by confessing their abusive sins to one another as stated in these verses,] and the Lord will raise him up…
“For if you remain in My [True] Word, you are My disciples indeed, and [then] you shall know the truth, and The Truth shall set you free,” (Mark 16:16-18; Jam. 5:15-16; Jn. 8:31-32.)
Because believing disciples will continue Jesus’ miraculous works on a global scale, they will have complete power over Satan and all his demons, (or spiritual serpents,) and even poison that might affect them physically, (Mark 16:15-20.) Acts 28:1-10 is perfect proof of the indwelling Holy Spirit’s gifts under the New Testament blood covenant of Jesus Christ, as described in Mark 16:15-18. Shipwrecked on the island of Malta and under the protection of the natives there, Paul was bitten by a snake, which he simply shrugged off without any ill effects. “When he did not swell up or suddenly fall down dead… they thought that he was a god… [Furthermore,] Paul prayed over and laid hands on [one of the leaders’ father, who] lay sick of fever and dysentery, and God healed the man. So the rest of those who had diseases also came and were healed.”
Only Jesus knows what is going on in the spiritual world. Thus, His believers have to follow the truth of His Word in the leading of the Holy Spirit above all else, because He will never deviate from the contextual truth of His whole Word in the Bible.
The feelings, perceptions and doctrines of people are sinking sand when it comes to God’s work in, and through the lives of His believers, (Mt. 7:21-24.)
Hence, God gave Scriptural commandments concerning all teaching, prophecy, and spiritual manifestations, which everyone, for their own safety, as well as the spiritual, emotional and physical safety of others, have to obey:
“Test all things, [the Bible verses your leaders give you as well;] hold fast what is good. Abstain from every form of evil,]” 1 Ths. 5:21.
“Do not believe every spirit, [any spiritual manifestation, or person speaking to you,] but test the spirits to see whether they are from God; because many false prophets [and teachers] have gone out into the world,” 1 Jn. 4:1; 1 Ths. 5:21.
“Beware of false prophets and teachers, who come to you in sheep’s clothing… You will know them by their fruit… [their works, not by their ‘anointing,’ religious speech, clothes, cars, or anything else,]” (Mt. 7:15-18.) “For false christs and prophets will rise and show great [but false] signs and wonders to deceive even [true believers if they do not remain obedient to the truth of Scripture…]” (Mt. 24:24-27.) “Now the Spirit expressly says that in the latter times [many] will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons…” (1 Tim. 4:1-5.)