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· Accumulating demons and giving them a “foothold” by PLAYING ‘MEERKAT’
· Haunted Houses where demons refuse to leave — what is going on there?
· How to ‘Cleanse’ or Dedicate the “Leprous [or Haunted] House”
SOMEONE ASKED, “HOW DO WE DEAL WITH POSSIBLE DEMONIC ATTACHMENTS, WHICH WE PICKED UP THROUGH FALSE DOCTRINES, LAYING ON OF HANDS, ETCETERA?” (‘SPIRIT TRANSFER.’)
Spirits are always attached to, and transferred through false perceptions, rituals, and the laying on of hands in the occult, and sadly, also in churches where false church norms, forms, and dogmas govern the lives and minds of leaders and their congregations.
True knowledge of God’s Word to obey Him is what sets us free and keeps us safe. We must stand on the fact that Jesus has already completely redeemed us at the moment we sincerely accepted Him as our personal Lord, God, and Savior, (1 Pt. 2:9-10; Col. 1:13-19; 2:11-15.) Except for the fact that our minds must be constantly renewed through the truth of His Word and the truth about everything that affect us, we are already spiritually free in Christ from the moment we sincerely accepted Him — unless we choose to live in denial and remain in darkness. Only Jesus’ truth can set us free, (Jn. 8:32-33.)
After that, the ‘battle’ is for the mind, (2 Cor. 10:3-5.) The ‘war’ was won on Golgotha, but the one that controls our thoughts and beliefs controls us. If we do not understand God’s Word and our spiritual position of redemption, salvation, and blessing in Him, the devil will steal the truth about our freedom from us, (Mt. 13:19.) And if we do not actively withstand the devil’s deceptions and onslaughts, we ‘passive’-aggressively allow him to take what God had entrusted to us, (Jam. 4:7-8.)
Forget so-called “deliverance ministries.” They will only bring you into greater trouble with their unscriptural teachings and occult practices; transferring their evil spirits onto you. Spirits are transferred through sexual sin, (1 Cor. 6:15-20,) those who accept lies such as false dogma, are trauma and treason bonded through abuse and manipulation, the false laying on of hands, blowing over you, hitting you with clothing, the use of so-called ‘prayer rags,’ ‘special’ anointing oils used in rituals, (the Biblical anointing of ordinary oil excluded, Jam. 5:16-18,) so-called ‘deliverance’ rituals, abuse of the Lord’s Supper, and other ungodly practices.
· The Scriptural laying on of hands must be done by laying holy or spiritually clean hands on believers in the unmistakable leading of the Holy Spirit. Paul warned in 1 Tim. 2:8; 5:22, “Lay hands suddenly on no man. [And do not allow just anyone else to lay hands on you.] Keep yourself pure.” The laying on of hands carries great Holy-Spirit power when done in His leading, but there is no Scriptural mandate to use it to cast out demons! All true believers have the power to heal the sick by the laying on of hands — but only as God directs them to do, (Mark. 16:17-18.) The laying on of hands is also used to confirm the ministry of those who were called by the Spirit; dedicating them to God, (Acts 13:2-3.)
We do not live by thoughts and feelings but by facts, decisions, and agape or ‘love’ in deed and truth, which are obedient actions to the Word of God in the leading of the Holy Spirit. So, we must not allow the devil to deceive and sidetrack us. If we truly humble ourselves before God, submit to the Spirit’s authority and Truth, and “cleanse our hands, [minds, and lives] from sin and double-mindedness,” He will draw close to us and lift us up spiritually and emotionally; even physically, (1 Jn. 1:8-10; Jam. 4:7-10.)
Ž It is essential, as soon as we are born again through personal faith in Christ, to repent from all personal sin. And when we realize we were again ensnared by things such as consenting to false church doctrine, or if we allowed spiritually unclean people to lay hands on us, preach, pray, and prophesy over us, we must immediately take it to our Father in prayer. We have to sincerely confess it and ask Him to “cleanse us from all unrighteousness,” so “the wicked one [cannot] touch us.” Jesus declared that “the evil one has no hold on Him.” So, Satan also has “nothing” on us, (1 Jn. 1:8-10; 5:18; Jn. 14:30; Col. 2:9-15.)
Ž Next, we must renounce all demonic activity out loud by stopping all demons and rejecting their works, and cast them away in Jesus’ Name, (2 Cor. 10:3-5.) Jesus commanded Satan to “Be Gone!” The devil immediately left Him. No tricks, formulas, or hypes; just His almighty power!
Ž As we live in the power or full anointing of the indwelling Holy Spirit, (1 Jn. 2:20,) only His mighty, holy angels are welcome in our presence. So, we must thank God for them and forbid all evil spirits to return; asking God to also cast out all human spirits from our presence. (That is the malicious spirits of living people, which Satan can use against us, as “the dead knows nothing” about life on earth, 1 Jn. 3:14-15; Eccl. 9:5-6.) It might also be necessary to withstand the enemy with the Word of God until he stays away. It is written in Rev. 12:11, “They overcame him [past tense!] by the blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony, [that Jesus paid in full to redeem us from all evil, Col. 2:9-15.] And they did not love their lives even unto death, [because it all belongs to Jesus!]”
After that, it is essential to ask the Holy Spirit to refresh or “restore our souls” and lead us into all truth, as we surrender and dedicate every area of ourselves and our lives to Him, (Ps. 23:3.) This is not the so-called ‘baptism in the holy spirit’ or ‘another filling of the spirit,’ which we find in churches. Someone wisely said, [dedication and] the continuous cleansing of Jesus’ blood is the “believer’s bar of soap.” It “cleanses us [on a mental level] from all unrighteousness” against God, other people, and ourselves, (1 Jn. 1:8-10; Jn. 15:8-14.)
Ž Then, it is vital to confess our serious sin against other people, and confront their serious sin against us as far as possible, (lies, slander, child molestation, adultery, false teaching, etcetera,) because it is the only way to resolve problems and bring true healing to everyone concerned. Unconfessed and non-confronted sin taint our relationship with God and other people, (Mt. 5:23-26; 18:15-20; Jam. 5:16-18.) It is not ‘revenge’ or ‘fighting’ to confront serious sin against us, to expect abusers to sincerely confess their sins, repent from their abuse against us — and to do restitution by making right what they (and we) have done, (Lev. 6:1-5.) E.g., where they (or us) lied, we must tell the truth, etcetera. This is obedience to the precepts of Jesus’ Moral Law, and the intention is to bring true healing God’s Way to everyone concerned, (Lev. 6:1-5; Rom. 1:32.)
Ž Praying, praising, and worshipping God while ‘occupying’ and ‘managing’ our homes, lives, and everything God had entrusted to us, while growing in knowledge of God’s True Word to obey Him, are necessary to keep ourselves in His peace. This might be a process that can severely test our faith and our commitment to Jesus, but it is the only way to remain in His will and overcome adversity, (Acts 5:32, KJV.) All active obedience to the Word and Spirit of God clashes with church deception and their so-called “easy ways out” of demonic harassment. However, following Jesus’ Scriptural guidelines is the only Way to really grow emotionally in the fullness and freedom of Christ, (Rom. 12:1-3.)
Facebook post, June 2017: ACCUMULATING DEMONS AND GIVING THEM A ‘FOOTHOLD’ BY PLAYING ‘MEERKAT’
Meerkats are cutely aware, rodent-like creatures that sit upright, stretching their necks in all directions to spy out their surroundings. However, human meerkats are not funny or cute like these little animals are. The perfect example to demonstrate how unrepentant sin accumulates demons, is by considering spouses who co-dependently peek and stare like “meerkats” to seek potential sex partners; humiliating and disregarding their good spouses to fill the insatiable lust that burn inside them. This differs vastly from “glancing” to see one’s way or to be aware of one’s surroundings.
According to Jesus, married human ‘meerkats’ commit emotional adultery, and so, they are accumulating demons for themselves, (Mt. 5:27-30.) God instituted the marriage covenant for holy sexual intimacy. So, left unconfessed and unrepented, peeking ‘meerkats’ will commit physical adultery - if they are not already deeply into serial adultery and other forms of fornication such as pornography as part of this covert, double-minded lifestyle, which utterly destroys marriages and families. Unmarried “meerkats” cannot commit “adultery.” They are lustful fornicators, and illicit sexual acts make them into male and female ‘whores’ or prostitutes, (1 Cor. 6:15-20.) They must completely repent from fornication and seek Godly marriage partners. Then, natural “lust,” which is not sinful because God ingrained it into every living thing to procreate, will remain under their control.
Ž However, left unrepented, the demons that control either adulterating or fornicating ‘meerkats,’ will become their controlling spirit ‘lovers,’ ‘husbands,’ and ‘wives;’ making the lives of their spouses pure misery while never allowing Godly spouses in their lives, and enticing ‘meerkats’ from one dirty sexual encounter to another. Because God is longsuffering and does not want people to perish, good spouses often suffer for a lifetime under the abuse of “meerkats” without intervention from God — except that God does protect the innocent in ways we might never understand on this side of the grave.
Demons will do everything in their power to get rid of good spouses and Godly institutions such as marriage and the family unit. Whether innocent spouses knowingly withstand them by obeying God's Moral Law commandments; prefer to live in denial, or remain oblivious to their underhanded destruction, marriage partners and families will suffer as a result of adulterers playing “meerkat.” All sin is inspired by the devil – which is not a reason to sin, as Jesus conquered him at the cross, (Col. 2:14.) But sin gets a hold on us as soon as we decidedly sin, because at that moment we give demons permission to control our thoughts and eventually, our actions. Of course “we all sometimes stumble,” (which is not deliberate, calculated sin,) but we must then take immediate action and choose to sincerely confess that sin and repent from it by the grace of God, (2 Tim. 2:25-26.) It is logic that ‘playing meerkat,’ which leads to adulterating and fornicating, are deliberate sins, not “stumbling” without premeditated planning.
It is easy to pick up a demon, but once it has a foothold in our thoughts, it is not easy to get rid of. Of course Jesus cleanses us from all unrighteousness if we sincerely confess our sins, (1 Jn. 1:8-10.) However, if we do not repent from those sins, the devil digs in his heels and the longer we commit that sin, the deeper he digs in until he totally controls, and destroys us and those close to us. The Moral Law in Old Testament context commands punishment for every single sin we commit. Because He still deals with unrepentant sin, Jesus commanded, “[Avoid all sin; so not sin at all,] and do not continue in sin, so that ‘something worse does not happen to you,’ [and so that there will be no need for punishment,]” (Mt. 5:21-42.)
What to do about those who seriously sin against us? Our own sin is easy to deal with, [Jam. 5:15-17], but we cannot force other people to repent. The “wages sin pays is death,” but Jesus came to bring Life. So, if we do not ‘deal’ with sin God’s Way, we face serious consequences. His forgiveness is not a cheap whitewash that gives us a licence to continue in sin, or give others the right to sin unrepentantly against us. The devil “does not come to us except to kill, steal, and destroy.” Whatever bad happens between people is motivated by his destruction. The only way to deal with unrepentant sin against us, is to obey Jesus’ commandment in Mt. 18:15-20, “If [someone] sins against you go tell him his fault between you and him alone… If he will not listen, take with you one or two witnesses… If he still refuses to listen, tell it to the congregation [or Godly family, etcetera, who are able to assist in his/her healing by repentance.] If he will not hear the congregation, let him/her be to you like a heathen and a tax collector…” and have nothing to do with him or her as far as possible.
The world buries its sins against one another and lives over it all as if it does not exist – but such ceasefires cannot benefit us in any way. We can only live holy lives by obeying God’s Word. To bury serious sin such as slander and adultery is a violation of God’s Moral Law, as seen above. So, to confront our serious offenders is love not nastiness, because the aim is to restore them to us and to God. The sin we bury and allow others to bury without attempting to resolve it, will always rot and contaminate everyone so that no one can be healed. The only ones that eventually benefit from such disobedience to God are the demons that will pit people against one another until the end of the world. If Moral-Law obedience cannot reconcile offenders to us and to Jesus, (although they might still feign godliness,) it will save us, even if it does not save them. We must not only love others, we must also love ourselves enough to deal with every situation that can give the devil a foothold in our thoughts and eventually, in our lives.
Jesus did not give us His Moral Law to punish us but to prevent our punishment. May God give us the grace to not delay in dealing with sin. If we can change the minds of sinning people by obeying the Moral Law of Christ, we “cast down” the stronghold of the devil in their thoughts before he can destroy our relationships and lives, (2 Cor. 10:3-6.) This might not always be possible as we can only decide for ourselves, not for other people as well. But this is the commandment, which Jesus gave to all His true disciples in Matthew 18:15-20, and we must obey Him as far as possible.
Facebook Post 20.10.2017, PART 1: HAUNTED HOUSES WHERE SPIRITS REFUSE TO LEAVE – WHAT IS GOING ON?
Supernatural phenomena permeate the planet and thus deserve further discussion from a Scriptural point of view. Moving objects, strange noises in houses and roofs, and demonic attacks and harassment... Some of these phenomena might be natural, (like mice congregating in a cupboard,) but God explained in Hab. 2:11, “The stone will cry out from the wall and the beam from the [roof] timbers will answer it.” Ps. 91:5-6, “You shall not be afraid of the terror by night… or of the pestilence that walks in darkness…” Some say this is not literal but allegorical – I say it is both. Demons do pester people by manifesting in houses. If demons were not real, everything Jesus had done in our place in the wilderness, Gethsemane, and on Golgotha was for nothing. Yet, it is not in vain that God declared in Col. 2:13-15, “You, being dead in our trespasses, [your lost, bound, cursed position without God…] He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses… He has taken [all your sins] out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it.” And so, the devil is a completely conquered foe!
So, why do believers struggle to rid houses of demons in the light of such unchangeable truth? Jesus also promised that “These signs will follow those who believe: in My Name they will cast out demons…” and, “The Name of Jesus is the Name above all names, that at the Name of Jesus every knee must bow of those in heaven, on earth, and under the earth, and every tongue must confess that He is Lord…” (Mark 16:16-18; Phil. 2:8-11.) If any of these manifestations were real, Jesus is more real, because He is the Creator God and King of everything that lives, (1 Pt. 3:19; 2 Pt. 2:4.)
As always, the truth is in the context of the passage. Hab. 2:4-13, “Behold the proud, [there is nothing worse than people who sin boundlessly because they serve only themselves and care nothing about anyone else,] their souls are not upright in them; but the just shall live by [humble] faith! Because they transgress by wine, [the abuse of alcohol, drugs (and foul sex,) destroy their consciences… Eph. 4:17-24,] and they do not stay at home, because they enlarge their desires as hell and like death, and cannot be satisfied… and load themselves with many pledges… [or false promises to change. Their priorities are not their homes, spouses, children, jobs, etcetera, but every evil thing they chase to desert God-fearing spouse and parents who keep their promises.] Because of men’s blood, [they actually murder others spiritually, emotionally, and even physically because] they covet evil gain for their houses… and plunder many people and sin against their souls. They give shameful council to their houses and build [them] with iniquity… Woe to them… [because] the stone [or buried sin] will cry out from the wall, [from secret places and their double lives,] and the beam from the timbers will answer it.” Sooner or later, their helpers and victims will testify against them. Sin cannot remain hidden. They will be exposed for what they really are.
Consequently, it is not the ‘house’ that is haunted because demons manifest themselves through noises, their evil presence, moving objects, etcetera, as a building is not alive in any way. Nor are those manifestations the ‘souls’ of people who died there. The dead is either in heaven or in hell and “know nothing [of what is going on here on earth.] Nevermore will they have a share in anything done under the sun,” (Eccl. 9:5-6.) It might be familiar spirits left behind when the previous occupants moved, as unrepented sin always rides on demonic power. Yet, it is more likely that the people living there now have an unrepentant person in their midst. Maybe even a secret Satanist. A serial adulterer. A drug addict or alcoholic. A wife beater or child molester. Such sin gives the devil “a foothold,” which always affects the whole family.
The Old Testament law commanded the following concerning “leprous houses,” “They shall take away the stones in which is the plague, [and the house must then be thoroughly scrubbed and cleaned...]” (Lev. 14:33-45.) This relates to the spiritual New Testament in terms of confession of sin to God and to one another (Jam. 5:15-18) and radical repentance; not so much to scrubbing the building — although removing occult objects is necessary, (Deut. 18:10-14.) Once the ‘foothold of the devil’ is cleaned by the blood of the Lamb, (Rev. 12:11,) and the offender has submitted to God, the “leprosy” or demons must go, (Lev. 14:43.) If it spreads instead, “the house must be destroyed.” Under the New Testament Covenant, this refers to Jesus’ commandments to deal with unrepentant believers according to Mt. 18:15-20. If repentance does not flow from obedience to first confront the person privately, then with witnesses, and then to tell it to the ‘ecclesia’ or gathering of believers, the hardened sinner must become “as a heathen and a tax collector” to protect the innocent involved. If the sinner and his demons cannot be separated from one another, they must all go. As soon as the sinner and his demons are gone, the haunting will go as well. But not before then.
Facebook Post 17.10.2017, PART 2: HOW TO ‘CLEANSE’ OR “DEDICATE” THE HAUNTED LEPROUS HOUSE
As seen above in the first part of “Haunted Houses,” terrible sins were committed there and so, God allowed demons to dwell and manifest there. In Lev. 14:33-53 and Hab. 2:9-12, God demonstrates that He allows demonic activity there so that the “plague” can be dealt with according to His Word, (Mt. 18:15-20.) We must, as far as possible, avoid bad, unrepentant company, not to be infected with the ‘leprosy’ of it; attaching demons to us, our homes, and our loved ones, (1 Cor. 15:33.)
The M.H. Commentary states, “Where sin reigns in a house it is a plague there, as it is in the heart, [mind, and life of those who are affected by it.] We must be vigilant against the first appearance of unrepentant sin and put the iniquity far away from our homes… [and lives,] because it will be the ruin of families, [marriages, and believers.] Thus, we must take attentive care of ourselves,” [our marriages, families, assemblies, and everyone and everything God had entrusted to us.]
The “healing and cleansing” law from the Old Testament, which was written as an ‘example’ for Jesus’ believers, (not to follow ceremonially or outwardly, but to interpret His Word in New-Covenant Light), is one of the clearest Old Covenant symbols of Jesus’ completed atonement in our place, (Lev. 14:35-57; 1 Cor. 10:11; Rom. 15:4.) In the New Testament, this relates directly to “dedicating” our “homes” or more importantly, ourselves, to Jesus – to “cleanse” or make “holy” our “healed” or ‘delivered’ homes, (or actually ourselves, our loved ones, and our lives,) to live in peace in our homes.
Ž Old Israel “dedicated” their houses by “living” in it in holy ways. They occupied their homes while giving God all the glory and praise for entrusting their houses and families to them; (Deut. 20:5.) “Claiming” it as their God-given “territory,” they worshiped God for the great privilege to welcome the presence of His Spirit and angels there. When such “dedication” lacked in a house, sin took over and it became “leprous;” dreadfully ‘diseased’ or demon-infested.
So, the purpose of Hab. 2 and Lev. 14 is to symbolize how unrepentant people, who eventually repented from spiritual ‘leprosy’ or serious sin, which caused their homes to be “haunted,” must proceed with their new lives in Christ. In Lev. 14:48-57, the Old Levitical priest had to proceed by ritually “cleansing” or dedicating the house that was demonized by “leprosy.” (Under the New Testament, Jesus formed His spiritual priesthood from all His true believers, 1 Pt. 2:9-10.)
Of course, we must never do rituals again. Jesus did it all in our place. All the substances used in this ritual, (Cedar wood, Hyssop, Scarlet, running water, and the two birds or blood sacrifice,) were symbols that pointed towards Jesus’ eternal, once-off, full atonement for everything done ceremonially in the Old Testament. Paul declared in Col. 2:14, “…He has disarmed principalities and powers… triumphing over them…” Rev. 12:11, “They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony...”
From those symbols, translated into New Testament realities, it is obvious that all believers, (especially those who persisted in unrepentant sin after accepting Christ,) must live in obedience to His Moral Law and in everything He did for us in our place on Golgotha, so that “we sin no more, [unrepentantly] lest a worse thing comes upon us,” (Jn. 5:14.)
Jesus said, if a spirit “goes out” [from a person who was “delivered from the power of darkness at the moment of his rebirth in Christ, (Jn. 1:12-13; 3:3-5; Col. 1:13-14,)] and that spirit returns to find his “house empty,” [because the person never grew emotionally in Christ through obedience to the Spirit and the truth of His Word,] he will bring seven demons worse than himself and they will enter and live there, “and the condition of that man will be worse than the first,” (Mt. 12:43-45.)
Hence, it is vital that the house and its occupants, as every other part of our lives, must be wholly dedicated to God.
Ž We must first dedicate ourselves wholly by surrendering ourselves entirely to Jesus in spirit, soul, body, and life, and follow Him in the truth of His contextual Word. Without such total dedication to Jesus, we will never be able to “withstand” or “overcome” the devil when he comes to terrorize, deceive, and harm us, (Jam. 4:7; Rev. 12:11.)
Ž We must then repent from all immorality to live according to His Moral Law, and deal as far as possible, with the people living in our homes in the same way, (Jam. 4:4-10; Mt. 18:15-20; Jam. 5:16.)
Ž After that, we must dedicate in sincere prayer our homes and everyone and everything else that God had entrusted to us. We must also remove all occult objects such as ‘Mother’ Mary, Buddha, Hindu, and other statues that were made for religious purposes. (This does not include every painting and ornament, as churches teach. God gave people marvelous gifts to make beautiful non-occult art for us to enjoy.) We must then withstand the devil by first thanking and praising Jesus for all His marvelous gifts; praying His blood cleansing, angel protection, and Holy Spirit control over us, our loved ones, and everything else God had entrusted to us, submitting and dedicating it all to Him Alone.
Ž Then, as “faithful stewards,” we must “withstand” the devil by telling him outright that the blood of Jesus conquered him completely, (Rev. 12:11.) Our homes, loved ones, and everything pertaining to our lives, are “holy ground” because it all belongs to Jesus. It was all cleansed by His blood, and is, therefore, under the protection of His mighty angels and the control of His Holy Spirit. It is, therefore, our “territory,” which God had entrusted to us. We have the “legal” right to occupy our homes holy and peacefully, and no evil spirit, (human spirits of living people such as those who curse and hate us as well,) have any place or right here.
Ž In the Name of Jesus, we may then cast out all evil spirits and ask God to remove all evil human spirits of those who hate us and harm us, and to not only cleanse our entire homes and everything else, but to constantly protect it all; closing all demonic and other so-called ‘doors’ that were opened for demonic and other harassment upon us.
Ž Praising God, worshipping Him, studying His Word in truth, and constantly living IN Him, while “withstanding” all evil onslaughts under His blood and in Holy-Spirit power, is how we then continuously ‘occupy’ our ‘territory.’