Hi there. I pray everyone is having a great Sunday. I'm sure you heard what took place here in Orlando, Florida. A cowardly terrorist killed over 50 and injured 100 I think it was. One injured victim said he was laughing in a very evil, sinister tone while he was shooting bodies that were already dead just to make sure they were. Some survivors who can attest these events were hiding under dead bodies playing possum to save their life. I can't even imagine. I want to make sure I put it out there when I say how he was laughing very much in a sinister tone... I'm not saying this man must be possessed. He could just be mentally ill. The community has really pulled together. Donating blood went very well. I showed up to give myself. These people did not deserve this. People are scared, this isn't okay. Please let us take a moment of silence in honor of the victims and their families who are dealing with this horrific nightmare.
I know that this is a subject has been regurgitated in some fashion a lot lately but I just can't help it. I have to share certain things. I'm completely aware of the fact that many, many people are very leery of this topic depending on what your beliefs are. You may not believe or utilize the Bible so this of course will not apply to every body's way of thinking and that's OK. I respect any and all opinions in this area. Even mentioning the word “demon” makes a lot of people uneasy. It’s mentioned throughout the bible and the warnings of them. Some people fear what they don't understand though.
I was asked if I could elaborate a tad more on Demonic Oppression. I had blogged about it before along with demonic possession and then how it first starts with attachments so I am going to elaborate a little more on this subject the best that I can. Basically in one word it's like "Depression". It's tough to tell the difference at times. It's the last stage before possession I believe. That's the time to deal with things if a valid demonic presence has been verified. The tormenting demons will make you feel lower than low. At the worst times too. They do it on purpose I believe. They make your mind think things that are simply not true. For example "God doesn't love you" "no one likes you" "no one wants to be your friend" etc.. Those are just a few examples. There's plenty more. Don't believe him. The father of all lies.
Lying is Satan's main weapon against God’s children. He uses the tactic of deceit to separate people from The Lord. The most common lie with this is usually "there is no God,” “The Bible cannot be trusted,”.........But remember the apostle Paul tells us that Satan “masquerades as an angel of light” so that what he says and does sounds good and seems reasonable. Another example would be "familiar spirits" demons masquerading as your past love one in order to get a foothold into your life. Of course they would know exactly what to say that only your grandmother would know and they could appear to look like you're lost and dearly departed. The Bible warns us to "be aware of the familiar spirit".
One of the many ways the enemy gains control of the mind is when we place our trust in what many Christians mistakenly call the Holy Spirit. What I mean is "God told me to do this. . ." However, what God told them to do is completely contrary to God’s word. Jesus said in John 8:47 "He who is of God hears the words of God." God never, ever, ever leads us contrary to the Word of God. So when we receive anything we think is the Holy Spirit, the first question we must ask is "Does God’s word agree with what I believe is the Holy Spirit speaking to me?" Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians 11:14 "And no wonder for Satan transforms himself into an angel of light."
The Bible talks of this subject. It speaks of demons being able to cause sickness or other physical ailments (Luke 13:11, Matt. 9:32) which can be very unnerving if you think about it. Torment our mind is another way. It's relentless. This must be casted out immediately. The longer it stays the more power it gains. The stronghold must be identified if possible and it must be bound and broken in Jesus name.
While the Bible is clear that demonization is real, it also unmistakably communicates the truth that God is sovereign over demons and that Jesus possesses full authority over the enemy. The gospels show that a hallmark of Jesus' ministry while He was on earth was His conquering of the powers of darkness in a very public way, so much so that the crowds were amazed and said, "He commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey Him" (Mark 1:27). Nothing is more powerful than the Holy Spirit moving and these things flee. They know what is waiting for them. They are condemned to hell. Eternity is a very long time.
In closing feel free to conduct your own research as long as it's done in a healthy manner. Do not become obsessed with it. That's when we could inadvertently open a door or portal that might not be so easy to shut. They are very, very sneaky creatures. So patient too they never forget you once you are on their radar. I do protection prayers first before researching and writing and I pray again when I'm done for that extra bit of protection and shut down anything that could of snuck in. Better safe than sorry. God is my and hopefully your advocate and our Lord of Lords. Demons and Satan lose in the end. They know this too. That's why activity could be increasing because of the fact they're trying to snatch as many souls as possible. Or more frauds jumping on the Para train claiming experience prior to this becoming popular but can't prove it nor provide references. Be careful who you trust in your home if a demonic presence has been verified.
Written By Jennifer L Auld