"But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation is at hand.
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Demonic Spirits & Powers On Internet?
Monday, July 9, 2012
by Pastor Steven Masone
King James Version (KJV)
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Many Christians are in danger on the internet of receiving "strongholds and imaginations, high things that exalt themselves against God's knowledge" (the Word) Strongholds are 'ideas' 'imaginations' 'fantasies' that are mixed with rebellious & wrong attitudes, mis- emotions, fears, anxieties, depressive and oppressive feelings from guilt & shame due to "the fall" and un-confessed sin.2 Corinthians 10:4 For the weapons of our warfare [are] not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds. The more info not discerned and tested we input into our heart and minds will dictate the building of these powerful wicked strongholds where evil spirits attack through as they make their abode there..
2The woman answered the snake, "We're allowed to eat the fruit from any tree in the garden 3except the tree in the middle of the garden. God said, 'You must never eat it or touch it. If you do, you will die!'" 4"You certainly won't die!" the snake told the woman. 5God knows that when you eat it your eyes will be opened. You'll be like God, knowing good and evil." 6The woman saw that the tree had fruit that was good to eat, nice to look at, and desirable for making someone wise. Notice the serpent was tempting Eve with "Knowledge & Wisdom" and what God really said,was not to "eat"...Eve added "touch" as her truth was being controlled by the serpent's sorcery.
When one absorbs "the things of the world" it is not always all the things that will harm them but the spirit attached and the system it belongs to. The hebrew word for Serpent is "nacash" it means enchanter, whisperer of incantations, to cast spell" It was the lie "Did God really say, 'You must never eat the fruit of any tree in the garden'? Because she recieved that lie,it gave permission for his demonic power to alter her truth! For we know God gave permission to eat from all but the tree of 'good & evil."
99% of all information on this
belong to the "rulers of the darkness of this world." "The earth" is the scene of this crisis and its tremendous outcome, and "this world" is, we may say, its point of collision. That point we shall make the theme of our study, and we will begin by looking at the New Testament ideas associated with the important Greek word cosmos. In the English versions this word is, with a single exception shortly to be noticed, invariably translated "the world." (The other Greek word, aion, also so translated, embodies the idea of time and should more aptly be rendered "the age.")
Too many believe this "Spiritual Battle" is not real and experiential in their lives. They give mental assent and intellectual "amen!" to this reality but can not "cast out devils" operate in the gifts where God's supernatural divine power manifested, takes their faith, from their mind into actual practical use in saving souls from the "fire" and pulling down 'stronghold's" in their own minds that hinder further spiritual growth and anointing.
1And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; 2Wherein in time past ye the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: 3Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.
" walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air," in other words as Satan controlled your heart and mind by the lies and deceptive spirits of his that had abode in and comprised your thought life, kept you captive and dead to God in sin. John writes repeatedly of "the prince of this world" (12:31; 14:30; 16:11). In his Epistle he describes him as "he that is in the world" (1 John 4:4)and matches against him the Spirit of truth who indwells believers. "The whole world," John says, "lieth in the evil one" (5:19). He is the rebellious 'cosmocrator', world ruler-a word which, however, appears only once, used in the plural of his lieutenants, the "world rulers of this darkness" (Eph. 6:12).
This WORLD "Cosmos" is according to the Prince of the Power of the Air...Satan's. The Bible opens with God's creation of the heavens and the earth. It does not say that he created the world in the sense that we are discussing it now. Through the Bible the meaning of "the world" undergoes a development, and it is only in the New. Testament (though perhaps to a lesser extent already in the Psalms and some of the Prophets) that "the world" comes to have its full spiritual significance. We can readily see the reason for this development. Before the Fall of man, the world existed only in the sense of the earth, the people on the earth, and the things on the earth. As yet there was no cosmos, no "world," in the sense of a constituted order. With the Fall, however, Satan brought on to this earth the order which he himself had conceived, and with that began the world system of which we are speaking. Originally our physical earth had no connection with "the world" in this sense of a Satanic system, nor indeed had man; but Satan took advantage of man's sin, and of the door this threw open to him, to introduce into the earth the organization which he had set himself to establish. From that point of time this earth was in "the world," and man was in "the world." So we may say that before the Fall there was an earth; after the Fall there was a "world"; at the Lord's return there will be a kingdom. Just as the world belongs to Satan, so the Kingdom belongs to our Lord Jesus. Moreover it is this Kingdom that displaces and that will displace the world. When the "Stone not made with hands" shatters man's proud image, then the kingdom of this world will "become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ" (Dan. 2:44, 45; Rev. 11:15).
Politics, education, literature, science, art, law, commerce, music-such are the things that constitute the cosmos, and these are things that we meet daily. Subtract them and the world as a coherent system ceases to be. In studying the history of mankind we have to acknowledge marked progress in each of these departments. The question however is: In what direction is this "progress" tending? What is the ultimate goal of all this development? At the end, John tells us, antichrist will arise and will set up his own kingdom in this world (1 John 2:18, 22; 4:3; 2 John 7; Rev. 13). That is the direction of this world's advance. Satan is utilizing the material world, the men of the world, the things that arein the world, to head everything up eventually in the kingdom of antichrist. At that hour the world system will have reached its zenith; and at that hour every unit of it will be revealed to be antiChristian.
And we have arrived! The internet is this COSMOS condensed, consolidated, in over 85% of homes in America and full of violence & porn Greek πονηρός (ponēros) wicked one....Spiritual Wickedness as never before!
There is No Time & SPACE in the SPIRITUAL REALM!
What you are reading , studying, watching and listening to... brings every spirit involved online into your life!
You should be prayed up and full of the Holy Ghost ready to 'Battle' every time you go online! It is enemy territory.
1 John 4:1-6
1Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 2 By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, 3and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of theAntichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in theworld. 4You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. 5They are of the world.Therefore they speak as of the world, and the world hears them. 6We are of God. He who knows God hears us; he who is not of God does not hear us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.
Very important! "he who is not of God does not hear us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error."
John is referring to hearing THE APOSTLES DOCTRINE!
When engaging in bible debate concerning truth, do not get pulled in by these spirits that will not hear Truth! Titus 3:9But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain. 10A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject; 11Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned of himself.
Stop trying to "win these demons" they will WIN YOU! You will not have the "Covering of the Word" if you continue going after these familiar spirits.
Titus 3:10 A man that is an heretick [141 hairetikos] after the first and second admonition reject; Give them Biblical admonition twice...your done!
1 Timothy 4:1-3
1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; 2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; 3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.
31 Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the Lord your God.
6 And the soul that turneth after such as have familiar spirits, and after wizards, to go a whoring after them, I will even set my face against that soul, and will cut him off from among his people.
27 A man also or woman that hath a familiar spirit, or that is a wizard, shall surely be put to death: they shall stone them with stones: their blood shall be upon them.
1 Samuel 28:7-9
7 Then said Saul unto his servants, seek me a woman that hath a familiar spirit, that I may go to her, and inquire of her. And his servants said to him, Behold, there is a woman that hath a familiar spirit at Endor. 8 And Saul disguised himself, and put on other raiment, and he went, and two men with him, and they came to the woman by night: and he said, I pray thee, divine unto me by the familiar spirit, and bring me him up, whom I shall name unto thee. 9 And the woman said unto him, behold, thou knowest what Saul hath done, how he hath cut off those that have familiar spirits, and the wizards, out of the land: wherefore then layest thou a snare for my life, to cause me to die?
19 And when they shall say unto you, seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? For the living to the dead?
3 And the spirit of Egypt shall fail in the midst thereof; and I will destroy the counsel thereof: and they shall seek to the idols, and to the charmers, and to them that have familiar spirits, and to the wizards.
4 And thou shalt be brought down, and shalt speak out of the ground, and thy speech shall be low out of the dust, and thy voice shall be, as of one that hath a familiar spirit, out of the ground, and thy speech shall whisper out of the dust.
9 When thou art come into the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations. 10 There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, 11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. 12 For all that do these things are an abomination unto the Lord: and because of these abominations the Lord thy God doth drive them out from before thee. 13 Thou shalt be perfect with the Lord thy God. 14 For these nations, which thou shalt possess, hearkened unto observers of times, and unto diviners: but as for thee, the Lord thy God hath not suffered thee so to do.
2 Kings 21:6
6 And he made his son pass through the fire, and observed times, and used enchantments, and dealt with familiar spirits and wizards: he wrought much wickedness in the sight of the Lord, to provoke him to anger.
2 Kings 23:24
24 Moreover the workers with familiar spirits, and the wizards, and the images, and the idols, and all the abominations that were spied in the land of Judah and in Jerusalem, did Josiah put away that he might perform the words of the law which were written in the book that Hilkiah the priest found in the house of the Lord.
1 Chronicles 10:13-14
13 So Saul died for his transgression which he committed against the Lord, even against the word of the Lord, which he kept not, and also for asking counsel of one that had a familiar spirit, to inquire of it; 14 And inquired not of the Lord: therefore he slew him, and turned the kingdom unto David the son of Jesse.
2 Chronicles 33:6
6 And he caused his children to pass through the fire in the valley of the son of Hinnom: also he observed times, and used enchantments, and used witchcraft, and dealt with a familiar spirit, and with wizards: he wrought much evil in the sight of the Lord, to provoke him to anger.
Hebrew owb: a mumble as from a water skin because of it's hollow sound; a bottle; a necromancer or ventriloquist.
Translated bottles (Job 32:19); and familiar spirits (Leviticus 19:31; 20:6,27; Deuteronomy 18:11; 1 Samuel 28:3-9; 2 Kings 21:6; 23:24; 1 Chronicles 10:13; 2 Chronicles 33:6; Isaiah 8:19; 19:3; 29:4). These are demon spirits possessing mediums—those who give their will to them, to imitate dead human beings, make predictions, promote doctrines (false d.), etc. (1 Timothy 4:1-7)
1 Timothy 4:1 Greek: planos pneuma. Planos means: Roving, an impostor or misleader; deceiver, seducers.
Pneuma means: a current of air, i.e. breath (blast) or a breeze, a spirit (human) the rational soul, vital principle, mental disposition, etc. or (superhuman) an angel, demon or (divine) God, Christs; spirit, the Holy Spirit: ghost, life, spirit, mind.
It is clear when one reads 1 Timothy 4:1 in it's context that the translators gave these words their proper meaning. In this case Paul was saying that in the latter times there would be people led astray by roving, impostor, deceiver, and seducing demons. And that these people would be led into false doctrines. These are doctrines of devils. (Greek daimonion—a demonic being or devil).
As we have found in the Old Testament scriptures, these demons would be called "familiar spirits".
A familiar spirit or seducing spirit can manifest itself in more than one way.
(1) A familiar spirit is that power that works in a medium or necromancer and wizard. These are people who can consult with the dead and/or bring back the dead. (2) These spirits are "ancient" and have destroyed millions of souls that thought they could "Stand"
1Cor 12Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.
20But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils. 21Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils. 22Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than he?
“Pharmakia” is translated into our English Bible as either “witchcraft” or “sorceries”. We also get our English word “pharmacy” from the Greek word “pharmakia”. Satan uses lies, deception, supernatural "principalties and powers" to influence our brain via our mind to produce the prescribed chemical interactins for the result he uses to defeat us and implant his "strongholds in our imaginations, thoughts and every high thing that exalts it's self against the knowledgeof GOD."
In each of the above five passages, “pharmakia”, or “drugs” is listed as a work of the flesh of man as opposed to the Spirit of God working in us. Satan still has authority over our flesh (sin dwells in the flesh) and our study and revelation is essential to our victory in this area. Depression, anxiety,and many forms of mental illness are related to the enemy's mainipulation of our chemical construction of this entire flesh "body of (666) death!"
Romans 7: 23But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.24O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? 25I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.
Sorcerers were known to slip a chemical potion into a drink or food and when the drugged person's will was weakened, he would cast evil spirits into the victim. We see this self inflicted today in the drug culture where demonic manifestations of many types are manifold, especially where music and death and Satan are glorified in the music and lifestyle.
While the aforementioned is overt and invited by those reveling in demonic culture,the Serpent as the most "subtle" of creatures is able to use human agency as his as conduits by deception where unsuspecting victims, can be oppressed/possessed.
The Hebrew word for Serpent is "Nacash" meaning enchanter whisperer of incantations... When the Sepent tempted Eve, the bible say's "She saw" his deceptive delusion through his demonic spell binding power which was intoxicating to her.
We can be "intoxicated" by his subtle lies and false doctrines and "psycho-spiritual" oppression from his tinkering with our thoughts, emotions,senses, imaginations, dream life,etc... 2 Cor 10:4(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)
5Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
6And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.
So we see we should not fight lusts of the flesh with our own will and strength & depression addiction, anxiety etc... with more drugs (carnal weapons) but through "The Spirit by repentance and prayer-fasting and destroy the entry point of the enemy which is our disobedience to God. Following the flesh, we give entrance to Satan to use his sorcery where he knows what 'fiery darts' cast into our mind will release the chemicals that will control our spirit soul and body.When we are "in the Spirit" we are out of Satan's jurisdiction of our guilt ridden past and our anxiety filled future where he has access to our mind/soul.In the flesh we are all chemical! In the Spirit we are"under the shadow of the Almighty!"
The idea of Satan being able to 'tweak our chemical make up affecting our mental and physical well being is all through scripture. The method and science of how he does this is hidden. Most assume with 'demonic supernatural powers' that are beyond finding out it's mechanics. But demonic supernatural powers is still subject to Divine law...which is available to those who have "the keys" to wield it.
Acts 1: 8
But ye shall receive power at the coming of the Holy Spirit upon you, and ye shall be witnesses to me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and Samaria, and unto the end of the earth.'
But ye shall receive power ... - Literally, as it is translated in the margin, "Ye shall receive the power of the Holy Spirit coming upon you." Not your own diluted power, but ...The power...not some...the POWER!
Our dilemma is the lack of "knowledge" on how to release it.Hosea 4: 6 (KJV) My people perish from a lack of knowledge. ...2 Timothy 2:15 Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman who needs not to be ashamed,rightly dividing the Word of Truth. Just as the Word divides asunder the soul and spirit, the Spirit will guide us to all truth and understanding by showing us how to separate "the letter of Law (Word) from the spirit of Law." While the letter has limited literal discovery and revelation, the spiritual has no end!
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