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Conquering Your Demons

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I have never been one to believe that there was a demon behind every tree, and I am still of that persuasion, but there are times when I question the possibility of that belief. I have also heard some of my friends say, “The Devil made me do it!” and knew that they were just laying the blame for their choices at the feet of a demon. I also experienced a time or two when I was tempted to say, “You come out of that demon right now, and quit tormenting it!” I have dealt with many demons and they have all had the same purpose; to steal kill and destroy. They will tempt you and take you, if they can.

There may not be a demon behind every tree, but there was a demon in the Garden of Eden, behind the Tree of the Knowledge of good and evil, when Eve walked up. In fact he was the first demon. His names include Lucifer, Satan, the Devil, the Enemy, the Serpent, the Great Dragon, and the Accuser of the brethren. Through the prophet Ezekiel, God the Father describes him like this:

Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so… Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee. (Ezekiel 28:14-15)

When God made the Angels he made them in the heavens as beings of spirit and light. God refers to them as the sons of God when he spoke to Job.

Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind…”Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell me if you have such insight. Who determined its dimensions? …Who laid its cornerstone when the morning stars sang together and all the sons of God shouted for joy? (Job 38:1-7 GW)

As beings of his inception, they were created by him, through him, and for him. Yet he created them to have a choice. Although angels must agree with their creator to exist they were given the ability to choose. How that works I don’t know, but nonetheless, God said Lucifer was perfect from the day he was created until iniquity was found in him.

There are many words to describe how an angel in heaven can enter the sin of iniquity and violence fill his heart; but I don’t have time to discuss that revelation in this book. Jesus said,

You are the children of your father, the Devil …there is no truth in him. When he tells a lie, he is only doing what is natural to him, because he is a liar and the father of all lies. (John 8:44 GNB)

Therefore, lies are at the root of the spirit of iniquity. As you know, a lie is not always dark and grungy. A lie spins the truth to serve self and self’s ambition.

Lucifer was discontent with his created place as the anointed (he was given an anointing) cherub (he was given a position of purpose) that covered (he was given a place of authority) in the tabernacle in heaven, and he wanted more. What more could he want? He declared his desire to be like the one he saw; to be like God. (Isaiah 14:14) What could be better than being like God and have worshippers? All of his focus was for his own advancement, with no regard for what it would cost the angels or the humans who chose to follow him. It was in this state of ostentatious self elevation that he conceived the slyest lies. When an angel chose to follow Lucifer, he lost his eternal place in heaven and the eternal estate given to him by God.[1]

Lucifer was convinced that the best thing for him was to promote himself to be like God by converting angels into his followers and worshippers. This was a very seductive and enticing scheme that stands at the very core of the sin of iniquity. It was in this state of deception that he conjured lies to convince one-third of the hosts of heaven to follow him.[2] As the statement among humans goes, “The grass is always greener on the other side.” The discounted heart will open the soul of man to Lucifer’s temptations and demonic torment.[3]

The strategy he used with the angels he also used in the Garden of Eden with Eve. And the angels that follow him are still using these same strategies with you today. They can’t twist your arm and make you do anything, but they can talk to you. If you listen, you will hear a lie. Then you will make up your own mind to act. The choice will always be yours and you will be responsible for your action.

Just as you have a guardian angel to watch over and protect you, you will also have familiar (family) spirits; demons that travel blood-lines to visit the sins of the fathers to the third and fourth generation. These demons will not usually look like the comic book portrayals, unless they realize that the monster image will help them terrify you, but they will usually be disguised as beings that want to “help” you get what you want. The truth is, in this world you will have tribulation, but you are made to be more than a conqueror. Take the witness of the Son of God, who said,

These things have I spoken unto you, that in me ye may have peace. In the world ye have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.’[4]

The key to the power to conqueror is in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Jesus in the New Testament is the fulfillment of Jehovah that was revealed in the Old Testament. When you have a personal relationship with him, you will receive an eternal perspective about the spirit realm and how it works. Jehovah Sabaoth, the Lord of Hosts will fight hand in hand with you until you live in complete peace and victory.[5] will you learn in this book will give you a strategy to defeat the fallen demonic hordes, behind whatever tree you may find them. If you want a PDF copy of this book, please email me requesting your copy. Thanks, If I may be of service help, email me at stevescroggs1@gmail.com.

 

 



[1]Jude 1:6

[2]Revelation 12:4

[3] 1 Timothy 6:6

[4]John 16:33 ASV

[5] Romans 16:20

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.

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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.