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Do you have demon oppression? Twenty Questions Guide

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A life with demon tormentors is not fun. It is torment and oppression, with fear continually. They will try to pass themselves off as good, human, and your friend but nothing is FARTHER from the truth. They have a clear purpose that was taught by Jesus. In the first century, Jesus, the Son of God talked about demons on a number of occasions and here are a few…

 

“And coming down from Jerusalem, the scribes said, He has Beelzebub; and He casts out demons by the ruler of the demons. And calling them near, He spoke to them in parables, saying, How can Satan cast out Satan? And if a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. And if a house is divided against itself, that house is not able to stand. And if Satan rises upon himself, and has been divided, he is not able to stand, but he has an end. No one, not any, having entered into his house, is able to plunder the vessels of the strong one, unless he first tie up the strong one; and then he will plunder his house. ” (Mark 3:22-27 LITV)

In this teaching Jesus said that demons can not cast out demons, and if they did their kingdom would not stand. Demons have a specific purpose and casting one another out is not it. But they will lie all of the time, in fact they cannot tell the truth. If you see their lips moving they are lying. If your belief system gets compromised through lies you will not know where to turn for freedom. Jesus taught that a thief enters a house to bind the strong man. If he succeeds he will plunder the whole house. If this happens to you, you still have the authority now to defeat him. Look at another teaching by Jesus.

“The thief comes not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. ” (John 10:10 KJV)

The thief that Jesus is talking about is the devil, the fallen angels, the satan, the accuser of our brothers and sisters, and the evil authorities in your life that work night and day to cause rifts between friends and family members in order to isolate you. Now, look at Jesus’ teaching about the activity and habits of demons.

“But when the unclean spirit goes from a man, he goes through dry places seeking rest and does not find it. Then he says, I will return to my house from which I came out. And coming, he finds it standing empty, swept and decorated. Then he goes and takes with him seven other spirits more evil than himself, and entering dwells there. And the last things of that man become worse than the first. So it will be also to this evil generation. ” (Matthew 12:43-45 GNB)

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This book will change your life!!!

When the demon is cast out, it leaves your house, travels the family bloodlines looking for another place to sell its wares, and do wicked things, but if he does not find one he returns. If you have not replaced his empty place with God’s Spirit and new habits, he will come again and bring seven more evil friends with him. Now, you have complete authority over the demons, but you must take action to defeat them. As your heart and mind changes, you will stand free and motivated by new ways of thinking and new ways of living.

How do you know if you have a demon?  If you will answer the following twenty questions with a friend who can help you, it will be clear. If you need help with any demons you discover, I am available for a session and ministry. This list is not exhaustive but it will begin the process. Through the twenty questions that I will put in this post, you will be able to get a real good scope and sequence of the demonic influence in your life.

Twenty Questions that reveal demonic oppression

  1. Have you experienced a time when you felt an eminent destruction, obliteration, annihilation, devastation, demolition, ruin, damage, or intense fear?
  2. Have you ever felt a stomach-ache, knot-in-your-stomach, spiking pain of terror?
  3. Have you experienced bouts with the ache and or sting of self-imposed introspection?
  4. Have you experienced an abrupt change in your personality after the death of a relative?
  5. Do you experience dark thoughts of emptiness and a mysterious paranoia?
  6. Are you experiencing consuming thoughts that push you to gratify the desires in your body?
  7. Are you experiencing pesky feelings that focus your thoughts toward destructive activities, just to prove that you are invincible?
  8. Do you have addictive habits toward immoral behavior?
  9. Are you experiencing a strong pull or a compulsive energy pushing you toward specific behaviors?
  10. Have you ever felt severely isolated, as if you were being held captive, for long periods of time?
  11. Do you feel compelled toward extreme behaviors that tempt death, even suicide?
  12. Have you ever been committed to a hospital facility and diagnosed as insane, clinically depressed, multiple personalities, or psychotic?
  13. Have you heard voices in your head telling you to do radical and excessive activities?
  14. Have you had nightmares where dark beings talk to you and solicit you to make deals with them?
  15. Have you experienced abuse in your childhood and felt helpless, and then felt a surge of energy and power to protect you, and you thought “I wonder where this is coming from?”
  16. Has anyone ever told you about your behavior being confident, powerful, and even intimidating, but you had little to no memory of the event?
  17. Have you ever felt a surge of fantastical and fanatical power that paints you as the hero and everyone else as the benefactors of your dominating influence?
  18. Have you ever experienced a sudden and possible continuing sense of a dirty sexual energy around you and drawing to you others who have the same instincts?
  19. Have you encountered a feeling that is an overwhelming sense of numbness toward emotional experiences and circumstances?
  20. Have you come into contact with a cloud of confusion that makes it hard to focus your thoughts or organize your expression?

And one more for good measure:

  1. Have you ever been alone and felt a creepy sense that someone was checking you out?

I have talked to literally thousands of people who have been delivered from the oppression of demons. Sometimes a demon hides and surfaces only when it suits him, or when he has an advantage. As a demon surrounds you, he will manifest to incite more and more anxiety, fear, and bondage. The end will be either your death or your deliverance. The choice is yours.

If you are having problems with the demonic there is hope, and a process for deliverance. Please email me for help at stevescroggs1@gmail.com. Blessings

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In the imagination and through the soul we engage the realm of the spirit, where the holy
and unholy angels travel. Jesus said that Lucifer was a liar and the Father of lies. This means he cannot tell the truth. When he speaks he lies. This means all of his fallen angels lie as well. They come to steal from you, kill anything they can, and destroy everything in your life. They are not your friend and they will not help you. Even when you think a demon is telling the truth, it will be a lie. Unclean spirits are master liars and act like good accusatory lawyers.

Where we are living contrary to the word of God (in sin and disobedience), they bring
accusation, and work to condemn us before God and others. They will try to take us to law and exercise judgment as a District Attorney. Fear is one of the fastest ways to give a dark spirit or a demon access to your life.

Jehovah Sabaoth is the Lord of Hosts, meaning that He is the master of all hosts in heaven and earth. Hosts of humans, birds, animals, angels, and demons. Every demon must be submitted to him and his word. (Job 1:6; 2 Chronicles 18:18) Therefore, we must stay close to God and exercise faith in his love and grace. Jesus was revealed to destroy all of the works of the enemy. (1 John 3:8) Take a minute and receive perfect love of God that will cast out all fear. (1 Timothy 1:7)

Demons cannot be seen with the natural eye, but the results of their influence can be seen.
Just because you cannot see something doesn’t mean that it cannot affect you. When I go to the beach, the unseen ultra-violet rays burn my lily white skin.

When you think over and over again about the way people have hurt you, or how afraid
you are; you move into a place where your heart resents and even hates the life you were given. Then you have a bitter taste in your mouth for yourself and others. It is fear, rebellion, bitterness, resentment, and sexual sin that open the doors of your heart to a demon spirit’s influence.

A young man came in one day hat had excessive fear about his life, and the life he
thought everyone was trying to take from him. The fear coupled with the unforgiveness opened a door to dark spirits.

These confessions mixed with faith will break each spirit’s power.

In the name of Jesus and by the power of his blood, I confess that Jesus Christ is Lord
over all creation, and I submit to him right now. Lord God, I take the authority you have
given me, and by the power of the blood of Jesus, I command any and every unclean
spirit in me to be bound in Jesus’ name and to leave my life now! I renounce any
involvement with them, and any participation with them, and any agreement that I have
ever had with them. Unclean spirit, I do not need you, I do not want you, and I command
you to leave my life now, in Jesus’ name.’ Go now, before the throne of God, and give an
account of yourself, and do not return to me in Jesus name!’

Lord Jesus, I agree with you that I have lived in fear. But from this moment, I renounce
the spirit of fear and I receive a spirit of power love and a sound mind. I choose right
now to receive your perfect love to fill me. I confess any unforgiveness as sin, and I choose to forgive anyone who has ever hurt me. I choose to live in a spirit of forgiveness from this day forward.

Lord Jesus, will you please send the Holy Spirit to fill me, and send your healing light
into my heart, my soul, my body, and my life right now, please? I receive the Spirit of
holiness, the spirit of burning and justice, with power and might, to guard me in all the
places of my heart and soul. Thank you Lord Jesus. I affirm my confidence and faith in
Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross right now in the name of Jesus, AMEN!

DO YOU HAVE AUTHORITY OVER DEMONS?

The Purpose

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This book will change your life!!!

One day a lady came in with tormented thoughts of depression and suicide. The demons had been oppressing her for years through intimidation and fear. She had not learned or exercised the authority that she had in Christ. Instead, she followed the normal human avenues for health and sanity, seeing a psychiatrist and taking anti-depressants that kept her numb. “This really didn’t help.” She said.

God is the creator of all things and did not make you from pond scum. He made you in his own image. God’s desire as the very first Father was to reproduce after his kind; in his image, according to his likeness, and conferring on his children the authority of his dominion. (Genesis 1:26) Father God gave Adam his own qualities, attributes and characteristics. He imagined a son that would look like him, not someone else. This is why you don’t look like a monkey. Aren’t you glad God loved you enough to make you in his image? Aren’t you glad he is not a duck?

Before God made you, he wrote into the creation’s DNA the recognition of his sons and daughters and the authority he would give them. All of creation will respond to you. This is why bears usually run from men, and snakes run from women. Through these same laws, you were given the authority to deal with the visible and invisible realms and everything that creeps on the earth. This is the first establishment of divine authority given to you through his word.

First Level of Authority

The visible and invisible realms exist together and are authorized by the word of God. God’s word is the law in both realms, because his word holds all of creation together. (Colossians 1:16-17) Therefore, this word spoken by God established your created purpose, and institutes the first level of authority he delegated to you through Adam. God’s spoken declaration of the purpose of man was recorded in Genesis 1:26: “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion …over all the earth… and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.”

God spoke this purpose before he stepped onto the earth to form man from the dust of the ground. This writing in Genesis was not for his benefit, for he has always known what he was going to do. This scripture was written for your sake. He wants you to know what he established for you. When you know what his purpose is concerning your created design and destiny, you can know his heart and seek him out.

This is what Genesis 1:26, phrased by phrase, established for you. When God said “In our image…” image is a word that means shadow, therefore revealing that he made you to be like him, and possess his heart. When God said, “In his likeness…” likeness is a word that means similitude, therefore showing that He made you to act like him, and model him. When God said, “…let them have dominion…” dominion is a word that means rule – a Hebrew word meaning to crumble off and reform, therefore demonstrating that he made you to rule like him, and administrate his spiritual and physical resources.

You are formed as God’s son or daughter and when you become just like him, you make him a proud papa. This is the foundation of your authority in the creation and this word has never been rescinded. But there were problems in Paradise. Adam and Eve believed and obeyed the word of a demon – that was speaking through a serpent, over the word of God. (Genesis 3) If the demons can cast doubt on God’s word, and get you to believe that His word is not true, you will believe their lies, and they will have you.

There is a mountain of lies in the earth today about God, his Word, angels, demons, spiritual beings, ghosts and the living dead Zombie like “people.” These myths are promoted in novels, by TV shows, and through movies, but these lies are coming from the spirit realm through someone’s darkened and twisted imagination. On the other hand, God will always tell you the truth. He alone is God, and He controls time and space. It is His plan that is being worked out on earth, and he will hold everyone eternally accountable for their choices. The creator always holds power over His creation.  The Apostle Paul, who was educated in the Yale and Harvard of his day wrote this insight under the inspiration of Holy Spirit.

“For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.” (Colossians 1:16-17)

The earthly picture would be of a king who establishes his throne through the authority of his word and deeds, and then in the fullness of time transfers all of his authority, power, resources, and the future of his kingdom to his well trained son or daughter.

A New Level of Authority

The second establishment of your authority is based in the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross. When he gave His life and bled out his perfect blood for you, he paid the ultimate price for your sin and opened the way to save your soul. He destroyed the power of the enemy, took the keys of death hell and the grave into his own hands, and re-established his sovereign authority. The only thing you can do to obtain this authority is believe him (John 1:12). “But as many as received him to them gave he power to become the son’s of God, even to those who believe on his name.” When you choose to place your confidence and faith in Him, your soul joins with eternal power. When you receive Jesus as your personal Savior, you have the same authority he does, because you are standing in him; his person, his love, his family, his work, his resurrection, his authority, and his power. This is the testimony of Jesus Christ that Matthew was writing about “And Jesus came and spoke unto them, saying, ‘All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” (Matthew 28:18-20)

Jesus has always had all authority in heaven and earth, but when the first Adam chose sin he submitted the free exercise of his authority over the creation to the prince of the power of the air, Lucifer. Man still has authority over the creation according to the word of God, but his authority was abdicated (willfully walked away from for another opinion), and man would now have to fight to triumph.

Instead of walking with God and freely absorbing all that you need from him, Adam chose (and all the seed of man in his loins) to question the word of God for the power of your own opinion. Basically, instead of knowing the truth from God himself, you have to fight to come to his truth, because your truth; the assumption of truth established through your own perception, evaluation and assimilation of your experiences, feels more right to you.

Since God puts things together with purpose, the angelic and the demonic serve his created purpose and plan. This reality must be a part of your belief system, if you will walk free. For more on this subject, please get my book Conquering My Demons: living in the power of freedom

Authority Revealed

Chains breaking 1
Bondage will be Broken!

When the Lady at the beginning of this article came in, she could not find any physical lasting hope or help.

As God began to open the eyes of her soul, she saw a dark fog-like being surrounding her, with little static lightning bolts sporadically illuminating. She had lost her identity in her childhood, and began to believe that she was the sum of her dark secrets. She had been visited by a demon in a moment of great fear and told that he would protect her. The demon lied, because that is what they do, but she wanted help so she agreed with him; but over the years her identity was eclipsed by this ominous cloud of depression. She believed the depression was her.

After this was revealed I said, “This is good news.”

She said, “Good news? This is not good news, it’s a demon. What do you mean its good news?”

I responded, “Well, all that you have been experiencing, and all of the symptoms you have listed for me are the energies and qualities of this dark cloud around you. This means that it is not you! All of the thoughts of suicide and hopelessness are not you or your thoughts. It is the demon that is manifesting as this ominous cloud.” Then I said, “Do you want to keep this demon and his thoughts?”

She said, “No! Are you kidding?”

Live Life from the Heart
Live Life from the Heart

I reacted with a small chuckle, “I have to ask that question so that your will can engage.” As I began to reveal the authority that Christ had established for her, she was filled with a righteous anger for the years this demon had stolen from her. The process for hearing the voice of God and how to walk confident with Him can be found in my new book, The Power of the Kingdom: Living Life from the Heart.

Authority Activated

At this point, we began to activate the authority of Christ through prayer. Faith coupled with prayer is the most powerful weapon that destroys the work of the enemy. We began to pray something like this:

In the name of Jesus and by the power of his blood, I confess that Jesus Christ is Lord over all creation, and I submit to him right now. Lord God, I take the authority you have given me, the authority of the word of God, and by the power of the blood of Jesus, I command any and every unclean spirit of depression and intimidation, manifesting around me or in me to be bound in Jesus’ name and to leave my life now! I renounce any involvement with it, and any participation with it, and any agreement that I have ever had with it.

Unclean spirit, I do not need you, I do not want you, and I command you to leave my life now, in Jesus’ name.’ Go now, before the throne of God, and give an account of yourself, and do not return to me in Jesus name!’

Lord Jesus, I agree with you that I have lived in fear. But from this moment, I renounce the spirit of fear and I receive a spirit of power, love and a sound mind. I choose right now to receive your perfect love to fill me. I confess any unforgiveness as sin, and I choose to forgive anyone who has ever hurt me.  I choose to live in a spirit of forgiveness from this day forward.

Lord Jesus, will you please send the Holy Spirit to fill me, and send your healing light into my heart, my soul, my body, and my life right now, please? I receive the Spirit of holiness, the spirit of burning and justice, with power and might, to guard me in all the places of my heart and soul. Thank you Lord Jesus. I affirm my confidence and faith in Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross right now in the name of Jesus, AMEN!

Authority Restored

You have the same authority as your eternal Father, because you are his child.

You can hear God, Learn His language!!
You can hear God, Learn His language!!

She was delivered, stepped into the joy of the Lord, learned the language of the Spirit, and began to walk on a trek with the eternal Father as he re-established her identity in him. When your identity is broken the demons attack and prey on you. Your identity is who you believe you are from the heart, and is very important for your sanity. The Apostle Paul, almost two thousand years ago stated the identity that you have in Jesus Christ in Colossians 1:12-13. “Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son…”

This is your identity. God wants you to believe, receive and walk in this authority. When you accept Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, you are a son or daughter of God, a saint of light, a partaker of the inheritance, who has been translated from the power of darkness into the kingdom of his dear Son. You have the same authority as your eternal Father, because you are his child. (John 1:12)

God bless you and walk free with POWER!!!

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The Purpose of Demons

lionofjudahDemons have been the focus of many Hollywood movies over the years. The Exorcist, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Angels and Demons, and Constantine with Keanu Reeves, to name a few. You can get a demon from these movies if you want one. All of these movies struck a cord of fear-chill and raked in millions of dollars. In each story line, the demons travel as big, ugly, powerful, and intimidating beings bent on destruction. There are pieces of truth mixed with massive amounts of supposition in these stories, but who would be watching a movie for the truth anyway, right? But most people do not study the scripture to discover the truth about demons, so they make up their own mix of demonology from books, stories, movies, and any personal experience they may have.

You will have spiritual beings that come around you from time to time. Some have a right to stay and some will have to go; depending on your activity. One day I was talking to a friend. He said, “Some people think there is a demon behind every bush.” Now my response would be, “I don’t think there is a demon behind every bush, but if there is a person behind that bush, there will most likely be a demon there trying to intimidate, oppress, condemn, depress, accuse, over power, and stir up as much trouble as possible.”

In more than thirty years of ministry and counseling, I am talking to more and more people who are witnessing angelic activity, reporting demonic torment, entertaining more dreams and visions and encountering spiritual experiences. It is as if the veil that exists between the physical and Spiritual realms is thinner. What’s more, the paradigm in the western mindset for the invisible world is breaking through the ominous cloud of intellectual criticism. Many are experiencing very powerful breakthroughs. Angelic activity is increasing in the earth as the end of days approaches and God tests the hearts of all men on the earth. But the reality of the soul’s trouble, stinking thinking, and psyche torment can not be over looked. When Lot, Abraham’s nephew lived in Sodom and Gomorrah, the Bible says that he vexed his righteous soul daily. (2 Peter 2:7-8) The evil activities of the inhabitants of that nation frustrated Lot’s psyche. It was not Lot’s sin, but the sin in his culture.

 

Torment in Society

There are many experiences happening in our society today that require an explanation that intellectualism and scientific study cannot answer. For example, when the bomb exploded at the Boston Marathon in 2013, the nation was dazed with the actions of two brothers who shared a religious belief system that told them to kill Americans, and if they died in honor of Mohammad and the Koran, they would be a martyr. There is no intellectual answer or scientific explanation for this irrational and immoral behavior. Our society is creating a massive spiritual void in the hearts of its people by trying to establish itself as a non-spiritual nation. As a result, there is a rising tide of spiritual hunger, spiritual awareness, and spiritual power that is working its way as yeast through the lump of dough we call humanity.

The souls of men and women are being activated. Spiritual forces are aligning. The darkness that encompasses the earth is growing darker. The glory on the children of God is glowing brighter. (Isaiah 60) The word of God is being fulfilled. The book of Revelation is walking off of the page into current events.  The sons of God and the forces of darkness are coming to maturity as the end of day’s battles approach.

However, for the actions of the two brothers in Boston there is a spiritual answer. A demonic force called a spirit of anti-Christ. (1 John 4:2-6) This demon hates anyone who loves Christ; the anointed one, and drives legally motivated people to kill anyone who breaks their law. True love experienced through the forgiveness of sin is the only antidote.  Jesus came that you might have life and have it more abundantly. (John 10:10) The enemy (Satan) comes to steal kill and destroy. If this is Satan’s mode of operations, then who was behind the scene driving the bombing in Boston? Who then is Allah aligned with? The radicalization of American citizens is happening as they read the Koran, attend their Mosques, live in their families, and as it is approved by their Imams (preachers).

People find purpose when they give their life for a heart-felt conviction, even if that conviction is misguided and destructive. But when a man or woman believes they are fulfilling the will of God, they will give their lives unto death. All who would be called gods are looking for this kind of commitment. Never in scripture will you find God telling his people to kill themselves. This is of demonic origin. If you want to be free from the torment of demons, you can be. The purpose of demons is revealed in the first book in the Bible. (Genesis 3)

 

The Demon’s Purpose

In the Garden of Eden, Lucifer the first demon appears and tempts Eve as she is admiring the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. His strategy was deception, choice and betrayal. With his words, he wanted to cause Eve to doubt the goodness of God (deception), get her to make a choice to eat the forbidden fruit (choice), and connive words that would motivate her to betray her God and self. He could not physically twist her arm and force her to eat. He could only talk to her and get her to believe that she deserved the wisdom of the forbidden tree, and then provoke her to take it for herself. Make this mental note: every door to an act of sin and demonic entrance will be opened by a person that believes a lie. With Adam’s decision to eat the fruit in disobedience to God’s command, the curse of death infected the entire creation. This was the demon’s goal. 

 

God’s Curse Reveals Purpose

God’s curse of the serpent holds the key to the purpose of demons.

This is the curse that God spoke for the serpent: “And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because you have done this, you are cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon your belly shall you go, and dust shall you eat all the days of your life: And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; it shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel .” (Genesis 3:14-15 NKJV)

The serpent was used by Lucifer in the Garden of Eden, and was cursed in the physical and spiritual realm for his part. God’s curse for the cunning physical serpent was also applicable for the demon spirit serpent, as Lucifer was functioning in the physical and spiritual realm at the same time. When God says something, it becomes the law in the physical and spiritual realms simultaneously.

The first part of this curse is “Because you have done this, you are cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field…”  Lucifer could not tempt Eve without the body of a snake to work through. Therefore, the serpent was cursed for allowing Lucifer to use his body. There is a curse that comes on anything or anyone who lets a demon use them to tempt another human. Demons are motivated to destroy you because they want to cause as much havoc as possible on every human that carries the image of God.

The second part of the curse is “…upon your belly shall you go, and dust shall you eat all the days of your life…”  Now a once proud and shrewd being that walked around erect, would now be cursed to slither on his belly and eat dust. This curse is still in effect for the reptilian species to this day. On the invisible demon side, the serpent was cursed to slither in the lowest places in the creation and eat humankind’s spiritual dust all the days of his life. The demons know their end will be the lake of fire. But before they get there, the demons are cursed to eat the yuck that surfaces when you are acting in agreement with your fleshly desires. Since demons do not die, they have been eating human dust dust for a long time.

So, what is this dust they are cursed to eat? You can find a clue to this puzzle a few verses later when God curses the man.

“…In the sweat of your face shall you eat bread, till you return unto the ground; for out of it were you taken: for dust you are, and unto dust shall you return.” (Genesis 3:19)

Adam was made from dust in the physical realm and God said he would return there. It was your flesh that was made out of dust. So the actions of the flesh to gratify the lusts of the body is the spiritual dust that the demons have a right to eat. This means whenever or wherever your flesh surfaces the demons are commanded to eat.

When you choose to respond to the feelings of anger that lead to hate for your brother or sister, the demons will eat it and entice you to take it one step further, to murder. When you are over come with the feelings of bitterness and envy for someone who you believe has more stuff and more favor than you, the demons will come to eat and entice you to devise a plan to take what they have and destroy them. When you feel the desire for sexual gratification in your body and you begin to give yourself to fulfilling them in an unlawful way, the demons will come to eat and entice you to go further into adultery and perversion. This is eloquently stated in proverbs 9.

“A foolish woman is clamorous: she is simple, and knows nothing. For she sits at the door of her house, on a seat in the high places of the city, To call passengers who go right on their ways: Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: and as for him that wants understanding, she saith to him, Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant. But he knows not that the dead are there; and that her guests are in the depths of hell.” (Proverbs 9:13-18)

The end of these temptations and enticements will be destruction and demonic oppression. There are more desires of the flesh that I could name here, but the action to gratify your flesh will draw flies (demons), just like the waste of your flesh draws flies (demons). God pronounced this curse as a law in the creation and it will be in effect until the end of time.

The purpose of demons is to eat the flesh when it surfaces in your life. God’s design and intention is for you to experience grace and peace through the full knowledge of God. Jesus Christ has given us all things that are relevant for life and godliness. This promise comes by faith, but there is another choice you can make. You can choose the corruption that is in the world through lusts. God does not keep you in the dark about the works of the flesh, he gives you a couple of lists so that you can know what this flesh or dust looks like.

 

The Works of the Flesh

When you choose the following sins, demons will smell it and come to eat.

The first list is in Galatians 5:17-21:

“Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

The second list that compares the actions of the flesh compared to the actions of the Spirit, and shows what the dust looks like that the demons are cursed to eat is Ephesians 5:1-5:

“Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet smelling savor. But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as become saints; Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks. For this ye know, that no whore-monger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. (Ephesians 5:1-5)

The knowledge of God is the ultimate knowledge. However, you are living in a society that has cast off the knowledge of God, the laws of God and the desire to even know him. The American society treats God as a righteous plague that will corrupt their legal system and infuse out-dated morals that are not relevant for our civilization. What you choose to meditate on and focus on will set the stage for your experience. The heart draws to itself what it chooses to believe. The Lord said, “Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it are the issues of life.”

One Story of Freedom

One day a young needed help. He was abused as a young child by his cousin and his parents did not believe him. This breach of trust caused a chasm of offense between him and his parents. His cousin, about ten years his senior, would scare him, abuse him mentally, physically and sexually, and cause him great hurt. The smashed feelings, the deep disappointment, and the frayed emotions, layered with trauma and distress compounded the helpless brokenness he experienced. When his parents were going out on the town, they would trust his babysitting to his cousin. He would pitch a temper tantrum at the door, trying to get their attention to rescue him. They would not listen but rebuked him harshly.

As a choice, he judged his parents as untrustworthy, began to hate his parents, rebelled against everything that was remotely like them, and sought drugs to help manage the pain in his soul. Somewhere along the way he picked up a number of demonic leaches and believed the lie that they would “help” protect him. Finally the abuse stopped, but the damage to his soul had already been done. What he needed now was deliverance and healing. Eighteen years of running away from and covering the emotional pain with every drug you can imagine, until the demon had eaten almost every ounce of flesh left in him. But Jesus Christ met him and restored him to life again. Now his life is healed and he walks free. If you want to be free from the torment of demons; the cleansing of the blood of Jesus, the authority of the word of God, and the power of the Holy Spirit will set you free. You will have to place your complete confidence and faith in Jesus Christ.

This is the key for your victory. You are living in a physical body as an eternal spiritual being. As a result, the world will never be enough. You need God and the power of his Holy Spirit to fill you. Make you choice today. You can live in the Spirit. Trust him. Depend on him. Love him. Worship him. As you live your life in relationship with God, your behavior will change and your heart will be filled with love.

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A NEW LOOK AT FORGIVENESS

God’s Perspective of Forgiveness

One day as I was sitting in my office, I heard my next appointment in the waiting room. This lady had made an appointment a week earlier. She had a fulfilled marriage of 18 years, with three teenage children, and all was going well. Or so I thought… The waiting was over and she stepped into my office.

“Hi Sarah, please have a seat. How are you today?” I asked.

“Oh, I’m fine.” She said, with an apprehensive hesitant tone.

Sensing the struggle in her, I asked, “What is on your heart today?”

She hung her head, sat down in the chair said, “I need your help. I need to forgive my father. For some reason …I am not able to do that.”

My first response was rather candid, “Well, you know what the scripture says about forgiveness, don’t you?”

She says, “Yes, and I have said ‘I forgive you’ over and over again. I have prayed it. I have spoken it out loud, but somehow feelings of anger and rage keep coming up inside me, and pain comes up with it.” Her pain surfaced and I could see the conflict building. She tried to brush it off, but it would not be denied.

In that moment I realized that I was missing something. So I asked, “Do you want to tell me what you need to forgive him for?”

She looks down again, and sighs, “Ok…, I love my dad… but when I was 12 years old my dad started coming into my bedroom at night and sexually molesting me. This continued maybe two or three times a week until I was sixteen and I ran away from home. Our relationship has been now been reasonably restored, and I have tried everything to forgive him and let it go, but I can’t seem to do it.”

I thought to myself, “Give me a gun and I’ll take care of it for you.” I’m glad I didn’t say that out loud. No wonder she is troubled with forgiveness. Her father; the one man who was to establish her identity, watch over her, protect her, and be the strong moral foundation for her family; began to lust after her, touch her inappropriately, and gratify his lustful desire with her violently. This action is so demeaning that it crushes the spirit. The closest description to the way she would feel is as a black hole that is so dark and lifeless that it sucks up every good feeling from her life.

As she is pouring out her heart, I began a conversation with God in the back of my mind, “Oh God, please help! The trite answers that everyone would give for forgiveness will not work in this situation. I need your wisdom Oh Lord. What do you want me to tell her?”

Then I heard a still small voice that I know as the Lord’s whisper, “She needs a picture for her life that is bigger than herself.” While I was talking to her in my office, this conversation between me and God continued in the back of my mind. “I agree Lord, but what picture would that be?”

Illustration OneaHe said, “Take out a piece of paper. I want you to tell her a story and draw a diagram.  Write on the right side near the top, ‘Jehovah = I am that I am’ and tell her that I am Jehovah, which means ‘I am that I am.’”

He then said “Draw a triangle, representing God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, as the originator of this plan, in the top left corner of the paper. Now share this with her, Jehovah = I am that I am, and that everything adds up in my universe.”

As I wrote this on that piece of paper, my hand went right under the ‘I am that I am’ and wrote 1+1=2, and then under that equation to write 2+2=4. Then he said, “Tell her that since ‘I am that I am’ is my nature, what you see is what you get. Everything adds up in my universe and everything has to add up in my universe. I am perfect, and I created everything perfect in its original state.”

Eternal purpose pic oneThen the still small voice said, “Now, draw a short line from the left side of the paper, about half way down.” As I drew, my hand moved as if I knew what to draw. For an hour or more I talked to her about God’s eternal plan for her life, and his eternal purpose to forgive and redeem his creation back to him. On the line at the left side of the paper, I drew two trees with two people (stick figures) standing under these trees.

And then he said, “Now tell her… Into this perfect environment I planted a garden full of fruit trees. But in the midst of this garden, I put the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Then I put Adam in the garden and told him “…of every tree in the garden you may eat, but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, you shall not eat of it: for in the day that you eat thereof thou shall surely die.” (Genesis 2:17)

Then He said, “Tell her that Adam and Eve chose to eat from this forbidden tree and disobey me. And when they acted in disobedience, they sinned and fell from the original state of perfection they were created in, to a state of legal separation from me and a total commitment to self as the source, causing the curse of death and the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil to pass as an inherited curse to every man woman and child.”

eternal purpose slide twoAs I was describing the fall, I drew a vertical line down to the bottom of the page, and drew two stick figures, lying down in a position of death. Next, I drew a circle around them with slash marks around the circle coming from the outside of the circle in toward Adam and Eve; illustrating the anger of God that was directed toward them for their act of disobedience and that the integrity of his nature required when a breach to his Holiness is activated. This circle that looked like an explosion illustrated his nature being an all consuming fire, that cleanses as it consumes.

Then he said, “Tell her that in the moment of their decision, they sinned and fell from perfection. For the first time in earth’s creation, everything did not add up in my universe any more. But everything must add up in my universe, and someone has to pay for sin and death. Therefore, I was presented with two choices.

First, I could totally annihilate them; making them pay for their own disobedience and causing them to bear the full weight of my righteous anger. If I annihilate them, everything will be atoned for, and everything will add up in my universe again. This was my first choice, but I had another.

Second, I could take all that they deserved in judgment and death, anger and accusation, guilt and condemnation, offence and betrayal onto myself, and then take all of that righteous and holy justice of destruction and death out on my Son on the cross.”

Illustration Five aAs I said this, my hand drew a circular line starting from the explosion of death at the bottom of the left-hand section of the page; around to the top of the page right into the triangle I had drawn in the beginning, representing God. Next, I moved about 2/3’s of the distance across the page and drew a cross on the timeline. And then I drew a straight line on an angle from the triangle to the cross, representing the place where God put all that Adam and Eve deserved on his Son. Jesus was made “…to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.” (2 Corinthians 5:21)

Then he said, “When I chose this, Adam and Eve, and with them all of humanity, was given grace and mercy to be lifted up into life again; not because they deserved it, but because I loved them.” As I was saying these things, I drew a line from the circle of death and judgment up to the straight timeline that was completed to the right of the page. Then, I drew the stick figures of Adam and Eve on the line.

Illustration 6abHe continued, and I continued, “Now, in this state of grace they would be given many opportunities to hear my story of salvation, see Jesus on the cross, and exercise their free-will to believe in my Son Jesus. If they choose to receive and believe, they will receive eternal life and walk in forgiveness. But if they choose not to believe, they will die in their sin, and be sent to hell with the fallen angels.”

Tell her “I took the second choice, and took her sin on myself, and took all of my righteous anger and justice out on my son on the cross. And now, everything adds up in my universe again. I and my Son paid what she could not. It was her sin and her father’s sin that I took to the cross.”

We then said, “Now your father is lying in that fallen place of death and condemnation, deserving total annihilation. When you were in this same place of sin, I took your offense on myself, carried it to the cross and left it there. Will you take your father’s sin on yourself, carry your father’s offense to the cross and leave it there? This is how she can act just like me.” Her tears started to roll down her cheeks. She hung her head to think and process what she had heard.

After a few moments I asked, “Do you want your father to be condemned to hell forever for what he has done to you?”

It felt almost like an eruption when she exclaimed, “No… He is my dad!” Then I saw a light come into her eyes. She lifted up her head and said, “Thank you, I can forgive him now.” When she chose to forgive, her burden was lifted, and she was free. Through wisdom, this lady received an entirely new perspective of her life purpose and she was shown how to forgive. She built a foundation for truth and wisdom for her life when she chose to act.

This is an story taken as a segment out of Steve’s new book coming out soon entitled: Imagine… unlocking the power to create

 

Activating your Spiritual Authority 1

Since God is the creator of the heavens and earth, he established all authority in the universe through the power of his word. The Apostle Paul traveled in the first century world with the word of God and the demonstrations of the power of the Spirit wrote this scripture:

Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. (Romans 13:1 KJV)

The Authority of God 

Although the evidence may seem contrary, there is no power or authority apart from God. Before Paul was an apostle, he was Saul the zealot; for the laws of God and in agreement with the religious leaders of his day. After Jesus was taken up into heaven, the religious leaders began to persecute every Israeli citizen who proclaimed their faith in Jesus Christ. After witnessing the death of Stephen, Saul in effect arrested and killed as many believers in Jerusalem as he could find. Then he obtained legal papers from the Sanhedrin to track down these heretics in other cities, and had appointments in Damascus. His mission was to drag them from their homes, put them in prison and stone them to death.

On the way, Jesus met him, knocked him down and said, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?” Saul said, “Who are you LORD? And what do you want me to do?” God can reach anyone anywhere, because he is in charge. But, when Saul got up he was blind. After a change of heart and days of fasting and prayer, God sent Ananias to open Saul’s eyes. Later he became the Apostle Paul.

How to Lose Your Authority 

One day a lady came in with tormented thoughts of depression and suicide. The demonic had been oppressing her for years through intimidation and fear. She had complete authority, but had not learned to activate the power (the ability to act and do) of the revelation of Christ. With no practical spiritual help, she began seeing a psychiatrist and taking anti-depressants that kept her numb, and did not really help. As God began to open the eyes of her heart and soul, the spirit of discernment revealed a dark fog-like being surrounding her, with little static lightning bolts sporadically illuminating. She had lost her identity in her childhood, and began to believe that she was the sum of her dark secrets. She had been visited by a demon in the moment of great fear and told that he would “help” protect her. The demon lied, because that is what they do, but she wanted help so she agreed with him; but over the years her identity was eclipsed by this ominous cloud of depression. She believed the depression was her.

As this was being revealed I said, “This is good news.” She said, “Good news? This is not good news, it’s a demon. What do you mean it’s good news?” I responded, “Well, all that you have been experiencing, and all of the symptoms you have listed for me are the characteristics in this dark cloud around you. This means that it is not you! All of the thoughts of suicide and hopelessness are not you or your thoughts. It is the demon that is manifesting as this ominous cloud.” Then I said, “Do you want to keep this demon and his thoughts?” She said, “No! Are you kidding?” I reacted with a small chuckle, “I have to ask that question so that your will can engage.” As I began to reveal the authority that Christ had established for her, she was filled with a righteous anger for the years this demon had stolen from her.

How to Reactivate your Authority 

childrens Bible story of david goliathAt this point, we began to activate the authority of Christ through prayer. Faith coupled with prayer is the most powerful weapon that destroys the work of the enemy. We began to pray something like this:

In the name of Jesus and by the power of his blood, I confess that Jesus Christ is Lord over all creation, and I submit to him right now. Lord God, I take the authority you have given me, the authority of the word of God, and by the power of the blood of Jesus, I command any and every unclean spirit of depression and intimidation, manifesting around me or in me to be bound in Jesus’ name and to leave my life now! I renounce any involvement with it, and any participation with it, and any agreement that I have ever had with it.

Unclean spirit, I do not need you, I do not want you, and I command you to leave my life now, in Jesus’ name.’ Go now, before the throne of God, and give an account of yourself, and do not return to me in Jesus name!’

Lord Jesus, I agree with you that I have lived in fear. But from this moment, I renounce the spirit of fear and I receive a spirit of power, love and a sound mind. I choose right now to receive your perfect love to fill me. I confess any unforgiveness as sin, and I choose to forgive anyone who has ever hurt me.  I choose to live in a spirit of forgiveness from this day forward.

Lord Jesus, will you please send the Holy Spirit to fill me, and send your healing light into my heart, my soul, my body, and my life right now, please? I receive the Spirit of holiness, the spirit of burning and justice, with power and might, to guard me in all the places of my heart and soul. Thank you Lord Jesus. I affirm my confidence and faith in Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross right now in the name of Jesus, AMEN!

The Victory of God 

She was delivered, stepped into the joy of the Lord and began to walk on a new trek with the eternal Father, as he reestablished her identity with him. When your identity is broken the demons attack you and desire to prey on you. Your identity is who you believe you are from the heart, and is very important to your sanity. The Apostle Paul almost two thousand years ago stated the identity that you have in Jesus Christ in Colossians 1:12-13.

“Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son…” (Colossians 1:12-13)

This is the identity God wants you to receive and believe. When you accept Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, you are a son or daughter of God, a saint of light, who has been translated from the power of darkness into the kingdom of his dear Son. This means that you have the authority of your eternal Father, because you are his child.

Michelangelo-Creation-of-Adam--Detail--7157In the beginning you were created in the image of God. God’s desire, as the very first Father, was to reproduce after his kind; in his image, according to his likeness, and conferring on his children the authority of his dominion. Father God gave Adam his own qualities, attributes and characteristics. He imagined a son that would look like him, not someone else. This is why you don’t look like a monkey. Aren’t you glad God loved you enough to make you in his image? Aren’t you glad he is not a duck?

When God made you, he also caused the creation to recognize his child and the authority he had given you. Therefore, you were given the authority to deal with the visible and invisible, and everything that creeps on the earth. This is the first establishment of divine authority given to you through his word.

RECEIVE HIM!!! BELIEVE HIM!!! HE GIVES YOU AUTHORITY, TODAY!!!

SOZOLIFE ADVANTAGE

THE PURPOSE OF SOZOLIFE

You are living in the greatest time on earth. A world-wide revival is about to be released from heaven, and you are about to experience the greatest harvest of souls known to man. Sozolife is about raising up men and women who will work with Holy Spirit in transforming, healing, and cleaning the harvesters. Then giving them a process through which they can assist in healing broken people. It is about living in God’s family, on earth as it is in heaven, and bringing as many people into this family as you can.
“For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.” (Romans 5:10)
His life shows you who you are and his resurrection imparts the power to follow him. Jesus felt love and compassion for his people, like a momma bear loves and protects her young. Jesus saw his people as distressed and dispirited like sheep without a shepherd. What could be more like the people of our day in the earth? Then He said this to His disciples:
The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Therefore, beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest. (Matthew 9:36-38 KJV)

SOZOLIFE ADVANTAGE

There is an advantage for the individual, church, and the minister who will use the process of Sozolife. God has given to us the ministry of reconciliation. Like the Old Testament priests who stood to minister between God and the people, so we as the New Testament priests stand with one hand touching the heart of God and the other serving the hearts and minds of his people. But the curse that was imprinted on you from conception is very strong. The Apostle Paul describes the condition of the human soul since the fall of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.

FOUNDATIONS IN SCRIPTURE

And you, being in time past alienated and enemies in your mind in your evil works, yet now hath he reconciled in the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and without blemish and unreproveable before him: if so be that ye continue in the faith, grounded and steadfast, and not moved away from the hope of the gospel which ye heard, which was preached in all creation under heaven; whereof I Paul was made a minister. (Colossians 1:21-23)

ADVANTAGE FOR EVERYONE

Following the process of Sozolife in the ministry of God, by the Spirit, and through the Word of God offers the following advantages.
1. For the Individual: Sozolife will facilitate an inward search for the secrets of the heart, guided by the Holy Spirit, for the healing and restoration of the soul, as well as a personal and experiential life with God.
2. For the Church: Sozolife opens a ministry that will help members of the family, and contacts in the community; work through and resolve conflicts within and demonic oppression without, for those who want to resolve life conflicts, and set their life in the power of the Spirit for healing solutions that will transform.
3. For the Minister: Sozolife presents powerful processes and insightful techniques to help the believer, in all walks of life; resolve conflicts, restore relationships, heal memories, renew the mind, and work out root issues that plague them as life habits.

DO YOU NEED HELP?

God touches everyone who seeks him with all of their heart, and establishes their life on the Word of God, and in the power of the Spirit. If you need help, drop us a line.

The Faith of God

A woman came who was beaten down, accused and condemning herself. She was afflicted with Fibromyalgia. As the word of God was proclaimed and I laid hands on her, the Spirit of God hit her and broke the power of sickness and I saw this disease leave her body. This disease had entered through a trauma that she had experienced. But this night she was healed in Jesus name. The creator of heaven and earth is saying right now, "It is time for you to be healed!"
In the Healing Rooms we are experiencing new surges of healing power. I believe this is the faith of God that has been prophesied by one of God’s mantle prophets, Bob Jones. Bob, a prophetic father said in 1999, “...the 2000’s will reveal the Glory of God, the 2010’s will reveal the faith of God...” through the body of Christ into the world. What is the faith of God? The faith of God is you entering into his faith. Instead of you trying to believe your hardest, you will surrender to his living word, creative power and enter into his extraordinary faith.

This is in agreement with Jesus when he said in Mark 11, “Have faith in God.” Which is better translated, “Have the faith of God!” Then a few moments later Jesus says,   “…What things so ever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.” Agreement between God and man releases miracle power. What do you need? Enter the faith of God and receive. It is important that the mind of those seeking the faith of God be “renewed” to bring harmony with the mind of Christ. You will not be able to go beyond the limits of your own thinking. “As a man thinks in his heart so is he…” (Proverbs 23:7)

In waking sleep one morning the Lord said, “Steve, what would it be like if you really had the mind of Christ…?” As he was saying this I heard my own soul say, “The scripture says I already have the mind of Christ.” But then for a split second I experienced the atmosphere of his mind… a doubt free total confident assurance of all the Father gives he can do and he will do. The sense of complete and utter possibility with no lack or limit.” Healing… No doubt. Miracles… No problem. God’s word…. Fully given and completely manifested.

How do you enter this faith?

1. What you behold you become. Choose to see Jesus dying on a cross for your sin and say, “Lord Jesus I believe that you died for my unbelief, and my sin. Lord Jesus I believe that God raised you from the dead. You are the Son of God. I believe.” Keep your eyes on Jesus. Hebrews 12:2  says, “Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith…”

2. What you receive you believe. Choose to receive the word of God as absolute truth even when you do not understand it. Now say, “Lord Jesus, I confess that you are my Savior, and I give you my heart and life right now. I receive you into my heart right now!”  “As many as receive him… to them gave he power…” (John 1:12)

3. What you believe you experience. Choose to believe  his word until he changes your experience. Now say, “Lord Jesus, I enter your faith right now. Will you take my heart and show me how to walk in your faith? I receive the experience of the faith of God.” Abraham “…called those things which are not as though they were…” Romans 4:17

As you enter the faith of God, healing becomes a part of you. A young man came into the Healing Rooms of Asheville, after he had been examined by three doctors and diagnosed with a tumor in his kidney.  During ministry, he felt the power of God move across his back and he knew he was healed.  The MRI on the next Wednesday was proof positive that God had indeed healed him.

Your body is the Temple of the Holy Spirit and therefore belongs to God. When disease comes into your body it is trespassing and must be told, “GO… in Jesus name.” The scriptures say, “The kingdom (rule and reign)  of God suffers violence (conflict)  and the violent take it (our healing) by force.  (Matthew 11:12, Italics’ mine)

John G. Lake, the man God used to start the Healing Rooms in 1915, received this vision. “I can see… that there is coming from heaven a new manifestation of the Holy Spirit in power, and that new manifestation will be in sweetness, in love, in tenderness,… beyond anything your heart or mine ever saw. The very lightning of God will flash through men’s souls….”

Healing Rooms Training

This is what we are looking forward to at this conference.  The time is now!  This conference will encourage, strengthen, train and empower you for the days ahead.

An impartation of healing anointing will be released on Saturday afternoon.

Come and experience the passion Jesus has for you!