Education: How to Spot a demonic spirit within you...Mark 9:25-29
Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
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.
Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
Before we are Reborn, Rectified, Redeemed by Jesus Christ, we have demons we battle. As this battle draws to a conclusion: picking who to follow God or satan, repenting of our Sins is a must. Baptisim is also somthing that should be done as a symbol of washing the old self away and putting on the new, the Clean Garments. Public baptism at an age where one can confess their Sins and Claim Christ is thier Messiah is the Only acceptable baptism. (If a child can speak for themselves, then that is great, however a baby born an infant cannot.)
This lesson is going to discuss how to identify the demons that keep attacking you. Ephesians tells you how to deal with them, and yes it works. The problem with the world today is the people believe demons are just aliens, foregin entities, or spirits that haunt. The Truth is demons are all of that and more. This lesson will teach you about the demons within. We are going to first see examles of those who were released by demons...
1. Marry Magdalene
And it came to pass afterward, that he went throughout every city and village, preaching and shewing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God: and the twelve were with him,
And certain women, which had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary called Magdalene, out of whom went seven devils,
2. The Man with Legions
And when he went forth to land, there met him out of the city a certain man, which had devils long time, and ware no clothes, neither abode in any house, but in the tombs.
When he saw Jesus, he cried out, and fell down before him, and with a loud voice said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God most high? I beseech thee, torment me not.
(For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For oftentimes it had caught him: and he was kept bound with chains and in fetters; and he brake the bands, and was driven of the devil into the wilderness.)
And Jesus asked him, saying, What is thy name? And he said, Legion: because many devils were entered into him.And they besought him that he would not command them to go out into the deep. And there was there an herd of many swine feeding on the mountain: and they besought him that he would suffer them to enter into them. And he suffered them.
Then went the devils out of the man, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the lake, and were choked.
3. Blind and mute man
Then was brought unto him one possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb: and he healed him, insomuch that the blind and dumb both spake and saw.
And all the people were amazed, and said, Is not this the son of David?
4. Spirits that cannot be cast out Except With Prayer and Fasting
When Jesus saw that the people came running together, he rebuked the foul spirit, saying unto him, Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I charge thee, come out of him, and enter no more into him.
And the spirit cried, and rent him sore, and came out of him: and he was as one dead; insomuch that many said, He is dead.
But Jesus took him by the hand, and lifted him up; and he arose.
And when he was come into the house, his disciples asked him privately, Why could not we cast him out?
And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.
What demons/spirits can be released by prayer and fasting? These spirits/demons are the ones of this lesson.
1.The spirit of deception
Definiton of deception
a: the act of causing someone to accept as true or valid what is false or invalid : the act of deceivingresorting to falsehood and deceptionused deception to leak the classified information the fact or condition of being deceivedthe deception of his audience
b: something that deceives : TRICKfooled by a scam artist's clever deception
Deceit H4820- מִרְמָה mirmâh, meer-maw'; from H7411 in the sense of deceiving; fraud:—craft, deceit(-ful, -fully), false, feigned, guile, subtilly, treachery.
Jeremiah 9:6 Thine habitation is in the midst of deceit H4820; through deceit H4820 they refuse to know me, saith the LORD.
beguiled H5377- נָשָׁא nâshâʼ, naw-shaw'; a primitive root; to lead astray, i.e. (mentally) to delude, or (morally) to seduce:—beguile, deceive, × greatly, × utterly.
Genesis 3:13 And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this thatthou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, H5377 and I did eat.
The scripture in Jeremiah reflects on what happened in the garden with Eve. She did not obey the Word of the Lord God Almighty, she made a choice to follow someone elses advice.
How many times have we followed someone elses advice that lead us into trouble?
2. Demons cause Harrasment and Anger
Definition of anger
1: a strong feeling of displeasure and usually of antagonism (see ANTAGONISMsense 1b)You could hear the anger in his voice.She found it hard to control her anger.
2: RAGE sense 2
anger-H3708- כַּעַס kaʻaç, kah'-as; or (in Job) כַּעַשׂ kaʻas; from H3707; vexation:—anger, angry, grief, indignation, provocation, provoking, × sore, sorrow, spite, wrath.
Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger H3708resteth in the bosom of fools.
Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another. Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:
Neither give G1325 place G5117 to the devil.G1228
Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.
Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.
And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:
And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.
give-G1325- δίδωμι dídōmi, did'-o-mee; a prolonged form of a primary verb (which is used as an alternative in most of the tenses); to give (used in a very wide application, properly, or by implication, literally or figuratively; greatly modified by the connection):—adventure, bestow, bring forth, commit, deliver (up), give, grant, hinder, make, minister, number, offer, have power, put, receive, set, shew, smite (+ with the hand), strike (+ with the palm of the hand), suffer, take, utter, yield.
Place- G5117- τόπος tópos, top'-os; apparently a primary word; a spot (general in space, but limited by occupancy; whereas G5561 is a large but participle locality), i.e. location (as a position, home, tract, etc.); figuratively, condition, opportunity; specially, a scabbard:—coast, licence, place, × plain, quarter, + rock, room, where.
3. Demon Spirits torment you
Definiton of Torment
1: extreme pain or anguish of body or mind : AGONY 2: a source of vexation or pain 3: the infliction of torture (as by rack or wheel)
Demons can torment you physically, spiritually and emotionally.
One way they do this is by ruminating thoughts. ( to learn more see my post on What is Ruminating)
Rumination refers to the tendency to repetitively think about the causes, situational factors, and consequences of one's negative emotional experience (Nolen-Hoeksema, 1991). Basically, rumination means that you continuously think about the various aspects of situations that are upsetting.
Philippians 4:4-7 (ESV)
4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. 5 Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; 6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
1 John 4:18
There is no fear G5401 in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
fear-G5401- φόβος phóbos, fob'-os; from a primary φέβομαι phébomai (to be put in fear); alarm or fright:—be afraid, + exceedingly, fear, terror.
1 Samuel 16:14-16
Now the Spirit of the LORD H3806 departed from Saul, and an evil H7451 spirit from the LORD terrorized H1204 him. Saul's servants then said to him, "Behold now, an evil spirit from God is terrorizing you. "Let our lord now command your servants who are before you. Let them seek a man who is a skillful player on the harp; and it shall come about when the evil spirit from God is on you, that he shall play the harp with his hand, and you will be well."
We are told that when the Spirit of The Lord God departs from us, that evil spirits have room to come in an cause us to doubt The Lord God, ourselves and those who love us. (Read Romans 8) We might experience physical pain, depression, anger and other things that The Lord has Called us to control ourselves through prayer and fasting.
evil-H7451- רַע raʻ, rah; from H7489; bad or (as noun) evil (natural or moral):—adversity, affliction, bad, calamity, displease(-ure), distress, evil((-favouredness), man, thing), +exceedingly, × great, grief(-vous), harm, heavy, hurt(-ful), ill (favoured), + mark, mischief(-vous), misery, naught(-ty), noisome, + not please, sad(-ly), sore, sorrow, trouble, vex, wicked(-ly, -ness, one), worse(-st), wretchedness, wrong. (Including feminine raaah; as adjective or noun.)
Terrorized-H1204- בָּעַת bâʻath, baw-ath'; a primitive root; to fear:—affright, be (make) afraid, terrify, trouble.
4. Demon Spirits Compel us to do things
a: to drive or urge forcefully or irresistibly Hunger compelled him to eat.The general was compelled to surrender.
b: to cause to do or occur by overwhelming pressure Public opinion compelled her to sign the bill.
Examples of being compelled to do something include:
Bitting your nails when stressed
Not eating due to anxiety or depression
Having sex because the attention makes you feel good
Drinking to much
Over indulgent when shopping
Spending money when you need to pay bills
1 Corinthians 6:18-20
Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.
What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.
Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.
5. Spirits of Demons Enslave People
1: a person held in servitude as the chattel of another
2: one that is completely subservient to a dominating influence
3: a device (such as the printer of a computer) that is directly responsive to another
Some devices that cause dominating influences in life can include
Anything that causes you to sin
If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies, Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.
Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.
Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.
Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
There is Freedom from evil demons. Some require fasting and prayer. I pray that the things in your life causing you to struggle, to hurt, to fail be Removed in Jesus/Yahusha HaMashiach Today!! May His Blood that was shed for all who confess their Sins and Ask For Redemption cover you and make you clean today!!
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