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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

Living Life from the Heart

The Power of the Kingdom living life from the heart BookCoverImageThe life of mankind is driven from the heart. You may follow your desires in a moment of weakness from time to time, but the heart­, the center of your being and architect of your belief system, will drive the direction of your soul and capture the thoughts of your life. Jesus said, “A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bring forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.”[1]

The hustle and bustle of the people had stirred up quite a dust cloud on the streets of first century Jerusalem. An atmosphere of excitement, almost like electrical energy, moved the people that day because Jesus was in town. No one had ever healed a man who was born blind before, or spoken for God with the power to deliver a man bound by a legion of demons. After his teaching on this day, he fulfilled a 500 year old prophecy out of Isaiah by laying hands on the children and blessing them, when a very rich young ruler came to him, fell on his knees and worshipped him, begging a question. “Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?”

He was disturbed about his life after death arrangements, and was looking for a way to nail down his eternal reservation. Jesus on the other hand, was anticipating a journey of the heart to the Father. He loved this journey and was excited every time he had the opportunity to take it with someone. The question the young ruler asked was the right question, so Jesus stepped in and said,

Why do you call Me good? No one is good except One, God. You know the commandments: Do not commit adultery, do not commit murder, do not steal, do not bear false witness, do not defraud, honor your father and mother.[2]

Then Jesus loved him. He gazed beyond the young man’s eyes and into his heart, and loved him. When you love someone you will tell them the truth from a heart of care and compassion. Of course, telling someone the truth in love does not mean that they will agree with you, but they must be told the truth.The man who was still on his knees looked up at Jesus once again and said, “Teacher I observed these from my youth.”

When Jesus looked into this man he saw all of his secrets; he saw the truth about his heart, he saw the truth about his god, and he saw all of the fear, doubt, and unbelief that terrorized him. He literally knew everything about him. Just because Jesus knew all of his dirt, he did not go around setting off a truth bomb, as an emotional terrorist might do. In this story, he told the truth in love, because he had the young ruler’s best interests at heart.  His goal was not to embarrass him in public and use the power of peer pressure to control him, but give him the answer to his question.

One thing is lacking to you. Go, sell what things you have, and give to the poor. And you will have treasure in Heaven. And come, follow Me, taking up the cross. But being sad at the Word, he went away grieving; for he had many possessions.[3]

In this public encounter, Jesus spoke with great respect and love. Jesus knew what needed to happen for this rich young ruler’s soul to let go of his idol. Jesus knew the secrets of his heart and wanted him to be free. The subconscious belief system in this rich young ruler’s heart would not let him part with his riches in order to gain eternal life. The rich man was driven from the heart. You are too.

Life is Processed in the Soul

Every time I spin the globe of my personal life experiences, I sneak a quick look at the mountain top experiences that have influenced my present-day, subconscious belief structures. When I put on a set of reading glasses labeled “a belief system formed in the heart by my original sin paradigm and the interpretation of past experiences”; I realize how difficult it is to see my past or present as it really is. As I peer into that globe that contains my life-timeline stretched out event by event, everything is blurry, unless I put on a new perspective and receive God’s revelation of truth.

The rich young man who humbled himself by kneeling down at the feet of Jesus, had a number of these mountain top experiences that positively reinforced that money was more important to him than any other relationship. He had experiences that established his identity with his riches, supported his pride of life commitments, and connected his heart with his ability to multiply his resources. The rich man needed a new belief structure. Even though the love of money is the root of all evil, there are many other beliefs that will yield the same result as the rich man’s bondage. What you focus your soul on will be the power that drives you.

For example, if you believe that all of the authorities in your life are out to get you, you will resist any command and form rebellion in your soul. As a result, you will need a new point of view. If you believe that your friends will betray you, you will be driven to resist them before they can act on your suspicions. Subsequently you will need a new paradigm. If you believe that sales people want to take advantage of you, you will be driven to resist anyone who applies undue pressure to make a decision. Then you will need a new set of glasses to see people clearly. If you believe that God is a rosy smiling fat man who will give you whatever you want, if you will rub his belly just right, you will be driven to please man and worship a god, like Buddha, that caters to your desire for pleasure.

 A Better Way

I am writing this book to open your understanding to the spiritual and physical foundations of God, which will set a confidence in your heart. I understand where you are coming from and how to acquire the confidence of truth. Although I had lived in a successful pastoral career for approximately 35 years, I survived most of my life with a deep sense of fear and anxiety, anger and frustration, helplessness and hopelessness, and a psyche that was riddled with the fear of failure and rejection. I believed that when people got to know me, they would not accept me.

These torments were not the sum of my experiences, but this mindset had furrowed deep grooves into my belief system. I lived in a place where I believed God’s truth, but I did not accept that truth personally. I proclaimed the truth of God’s word, but did not believe I deserved the promises to be fulfilled in my life. God’s truth was good for everyone except me. God’s grace has been truly amazing as I have worked through the spiritual and emotional condition that the Apostle Paul would identify as,

Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof….[9]

This condition caused me to care for people tirelessly but question God’s love. For hours before the weekly ministry meetings, I experienced fear and dread, and after these responsibilities were complete, I sensed accomplishment but felt an undercurrent of frustration and fear that questioned the value of my service. You might call this self evaluation but I call it torment.

I have met many people, just like me, who looked calm on the surface, but had a storm brewing in their eyes. Most of us believe what we think, as if our thoughts and opinions can hold the sum of our heart-felt conviction. But the eternal God knows what drives you. Therefore, he has made the creation to respond to what you believe not what you think. What you believe and compels you to act begins in the soul. Do you know what drives you? Do you know who you are? Do you know what you believe? Do you know how the actions and reactions of your life reveal what your heart believes? And do you know how to establish the mind of Christ and enter into the secrets of God’s kingdom?

God does give you a process for cleansing the soul, purifying the conscience, and transforming your mind in James 4:6-8. I call this the kingdom circle, and I will unfold this process of change and repentance later.

 A Storm in the Soul

One day a lady came in for help. She was working through some very strong performance issues, which drove her to outperform everyone. She was pushing herself beyond normal limits at work, even though her boss was not leveraging her for more production. She thought these often unrealistic expectations were coming from her desire to succeed. Her driven Type A personality was causing some very serious marital and parental problems at home. No one could measure up to her expectations. She was so driven, that she could not see herself having the strength to sustain the same level of performance into her twilight years.

After an introduction to the SozoLife process, we began working through the issue at hand. I said to her, “When you are experiencing an issue in your present-day life, you can be confident that the issue is fruit on a tree, and where there is fruit there is also a root.” After we welcomed the Spirit of truth[12] in prayer I said, “Will you close your eyes and repeat this prayer phrase by phrase after me out loud please?”

She said, “Yes.”

I began with, “Holy Spirit of truth, will you please show me where this drive to perform is coming from?” We waited for Holy Spirit to answer. He says, “Ask and it shall be given you.”[13]

She felt a small constriction around her shoulders and sensed darkness all around her. At the beginning it was a little unsettling for her. “I don’t understand what is happening and why I am only seeing darkness.”

I spoke very calmly, “let’s assume nothing for the moment. Let’s ask the Holy Spirit another question: “Holy Spirit of truth, do you want to show me where I am and how this experience relates to the issue in me?”

She said, “Oh… I sense that I am in my mother’s womb. Now…I am hearing a conversation between my mother and father. I think they are in the kitchen, eating supper. My mother had just found out that she was pregnant with me.” She could sense the apprehension in her mother’s voice.

“I am pregnant.” Her mother said. The words fell as if her father was not listening. A moment of silence seemed like a month as she began to feel the tension that was in her mother’s voice. Then she heard her father.

“I thought you were on the pill.”

“I was, but one got through.” She could feel the tension inside her begin to grow exponentially. She began to feel an uncertainty about her future. Her father spoke again with an edge of sarcasm.

“I don’t know if we can afford to have a baby right now. This is going to put so much pressure on us financially. I may have to go out and get another job.”

“What are you saying…?” her mom said. The discussion escalated. Then she heard her father offer another solution.

“Or… maybe you should go out and get a job. I don’t know if I can bring in enough.”

As she was hearing her father and mother’s discussion, her soul was processing even as an unborn child. The Holy Spirit opened up the memory and process of this experience. When God releases your soul, it does not have to grow up. You were chosen in Christ before the foundations of the world.[14] She was hearing, sensing, and feeling in the present, through the Holy Spirit, a deep sense of frustration coming up in her heart.[15]

I responded to the facial changes with this question. “What are you feeling? If the feelings coming up from deep inside you could speak what would they say?”

We sat for a few moments so that she could find the words to describe what these intense feelings would say. “I am hurt and rejected because my father does not want me. I am angry. I cannot trust him.”

There was such a mix of emotions and anxious rumbling that it shook her to the very core. She interpreted her father’s words as saying, “I do not want this child. It is going to cost me too much. It is going to be a burden.” Then she felt a surge of power within her that communicated a very overwhelming and defensive sense of defiance that she communicated to me with these words.

“I will have to show him that I am worthy of life. I will have to prove that my life has value and that I have a right to live”

This was her private interpretation of this conversation. Her parents would not have wanted their child to live under this kind of pressure; if they would have known what was happening to her. Furthermore, her parents were not responsible for her decision. She made a decision in her heart, and then made a personal vow that she would prove her value and substantiate her right to live.

She was active in the womb. Even before she was born she was discontented with the status quo and had “busyness” about her personality. Her parents said she had been a high level performer all of her life. Although her soul did not consciously remember either her parent’s conversation, or making the vows that have been driving her, the fruit of her decision could be seen clearly. She lived to prove her right to live.

Only God knows the places that you go in your heart that drive your decisions.

When the root is revealed, confessions in prayer and proclamation are required to reset the foundations of the belief system, and bring them into agreement with God and his Word.

The next step in the ministry to this woman was to work through The Kingdom Circle (we will reveal later); confess the sin of idolatry: the self-god syndrome that declared her own power to change the perception of her worth and value. Then dismantle the self-made belief system that brought her into agreement with, “I will prove that I have value and that I have a right to live.” And then establish God’s belief system.

 A Deep Groove

Only God knows the places that you go in your heart that drive your decisions. He alone knows how to bring the course required for unlocking the truth. Your eternal Father enters your life every day. You will never be outside of his love. He created the soul for an eternal purpose.

The promise of divine help was foreign to her. The divine connection between the soul, the body, and the spirit that brings the light of God’s wisdom into your heart, is usually activated when you come to the end of yourself and ask for God’s help. The spirit of the world, on the other hand, will give the credit for God-given design and purpose to other instinctual programming.

Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.[16]

The spirit of the world is the spirit that this lady agreed with in her mother’s womb. But this was revealed to her through the Holy Spirit of truth. The Apostle Paul, who walked with God in the first century, revealed this almost two-thousand years ago when he said:

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.[17]

The foundation for your belief system must be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Your beginning paradigm that was downloaded at conception, along with the development of your inner-man continues to be shaped by your choices. The consequence of wrong choices will weigh heavy on your psyche, hinder your warm and loving relationships, and can all but annihilate any loving and intimate relationship with God.

Judgment in the Heart

Her belief system was set before she was born. The proof of value will come from her performance. She would be her own personal judge. She alone would evaluate the worth of her life. She judged her father as a selfish and inconsiderate man, who wanted her to prove her worth. He never said that, but she interpreted his words and actions as an aphorism. This groove in her soul was so deep that only the Spirit of truth could reveal the lies, judgments, vows, and value system that had been used by the enemy to torment her and her family.

One of her lies was wrapped around her definition of value. In her heart, her father’s compliment for a job well done was not connected to his love for her, but to the value she needed to prove her right to exist.

I said, “Will you please repeat these confessions and proclamations after me phrase-by-phrase and word-for-word? And as you confess, let your heart come into agreement with God’s word?”

Breakthrough

The tears began to flow as she responded with a sigh of relief. ”Yes, I would love to…!” and she turned her life over to God’s design and power.

“Now, repeat this prayer after me phrase-by-phrase from your heart, ‘Lord God, in Jesus name, I confess the sin of Idolatry… I confess the sin of breaking the first three commandments, when I made this vow, ‘I will prove my value and prove that I have a right to live…’ I break agreement with these words and command them to fall to the ground right now in Jesus name… I break agreement with a lie that says, ‘My value is established in my performance …and I come into agreement with the truth that says, ‘My value is set in my creator’s love for me and by him giving his own son Jesus to redeem me.’ (Romans 5:8) ‘I agree that I could do nothing to earn this, but I can only receive as a gift what my eternal Father has given me.’ (John 3:16) ‘Lord God, will you please bring the eternal blood of Jesus and cleanse my body soul and spirit from each of these sins and each of the sins that I chose through my life because I believed these lies? (1 John 1:7) Lord God, I confess that you alone the God of my life and heart. (Philippians 2:11) I bow before you as the only Lord of my life, (Romans 14:11) in Jesus’ name.’” I paused to give her some time to process, and then I asked her.

“How does that feel?”

She responded cautiously but decisively, as if she was walking into a new territory that she had not traveled before. “I feel like a thousand pounds has been lifted off of my neck…”

I said, “Praise the Lord, but we are not done yet. Will you continue with me?”

“Ok…sure.”

Then we continued with the following repeat after me prayers and confessions. “I break agreement with a lie that says, ‘I have to prove that I have a right to live…’ and I come into agreement with the truth that says, ‘My eternal father chose me in Christ before the foundations of the world…’ (Ephesians 1:4) ‘My Father chose me before the foundations of the world…’ say the truth again, ‘I am chosen and therefore have a right to live because he sent me here.’ (Acts 17:26-28) (I left the scripture references in because it adds the authority of God’s word.)

Then I said, “Now, how does that settle into your heart?”

Her reply communicated a lighter tone. “It’s like… I can still feel stuff breaking off of me… almost like it is coming off in layers. Can we keep going?”

“Hey… that’s what I am supposed to say.” We laughed and kept our focus in this vein of repentance and confession as Holy Spirit led the restoring of her foundations into truth.

“Ok, let’s go here now… can you be there where you were hearing your parent’s conversation?”

A few moments passed and she said, “I’m there.”

Now confess this and release this to your parents, “Dad and mom, I forgive you for causing me to believe that you did not want me. I forgive you for questioning the value of my life. I forgive you for not speaking treasured thoughts about me from my conception. I forgive you for not valuing me as a gift from God. And Lord, I repent for judging my parents as not wanting me. And I speak blessings on them right now in Jesus name.”

There were other issues that we dealt with in this ministry time, but the root of this issue came from the choice she made in her soul, before she was born. This speaks to either a genetic memory and\or an eternal soul that is aware and already stamped with a paradigm at conception. The older we are when the Lord reveals truth to us, the deeper the influence of this belief system will have on our present day attitude and action.

For this lady, as you can imagine, there were also complications in the relationship with her father. The father establishes your identity, inclusion and inheritance. But she had set her identity in her ability to prove her value and validation. Every time she was complimented she felt vindicated in her right to exist, which caused her to work even harder. When she was corrected, her value in performance took a hit and she was broken. But this also compelled her to work harder. This was unusually frustrating because she was feeling attacked if she did perform and attacked if she didn’t perform. She could not win. What she needed was transformation… to know the truth and the truth to set her free.

A Strong Foundation

The ministry of the Spirit through the heart is the way to a rewarding relationship with God. The Spirit of God meets you where you are and walks with you into the power of a redeemed life. A SozoLife session helps the soul process the events of life through focused prayer and spiritual guidance.

I have designed this book to focus on the foundations required to build your heart in God’s kingdom. As you focus your heart on the power of his word, and walk in the wisdom of his glory, you will become confident. This will give you the power to live life from the heart. A relationship with the Father – Elohim, Jesus – Yeshua, and Ruach – the Spirit of Christ will serve as the channel for a solid foundation. Jesus is the prince of peace and he gives that peace to you. As you make the choice to live your life in God’s Spirit and nature that you receive from him, you will walk out of the dark into his marvelous light.



[1] Luke 6:45

[2] Exodus 20:12-16; Mark 10:18-19

[3] Mark 10:21-22

[4] Proverbs 4:23

[5] Genesis 6:5-6

[6] Heart – H3820: Strong’s Hebrew and Greek Dictionaries

[7] Keep – H5341: Strong’s Hebrew and Greek Dictionaries

[8] 2 Chronicles 16:9

[9] 2 Timothy 3:5

[10] An understanding taken from my interpretation of these passages; Ecclesiastes  12:6-7; Luke 16: 19-31; Ephesians 1:4

[11] Mark 7:20-23 GNB

[12] John 14:17

[13] Matthew 7:7

[14] Ephesians 1:4 GBN

[15] Jeremiah 1:5; Isaiah 43:10; Psalm 90:2

[16] 1 Corinthians 2:10-13

[17] Romans 12:2

Free Book to Walk free of demons

In the last days God says, “My spirit will fall on all flesh.” (Acts 2) Do you think we will see his spirit or just see the results? Like the wind blowing through the trees. You can’t see the wind, but you can see the effects. The following link will be your free book. Let me know what you experience.

Working Through Deliverance With Holy Spirit a workbook

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

This book will change your life!!!
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

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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 Lightning of God Strikes

The day that Pope Benedict resigned, lightening struck the Vatican’s most holy building, not once but twice. Was this a chance happening? Here is a picture and a video that someone recorded.

http://www.reuters.com/video/2013/03/04/lightning-strikes-vatican?videoId=241069571

Lightning striking the vatican twice

When I was in grade school, I was taught that you could never know where the lightening would strike. I was taught that an electrical charge created by the environment of a storm would discharge its power at random. So I was taught to take shelter and wait for the storm to pass. Now that is good advise, and I have lived by that advise.

Not knowing where the lightning will strike, was brought into focus and made popular in the 80’s movie BACK TO THE FUTURE, when the characters needed the power of a lightening bolt to energize the time machine that would take Michael J. Fox back to the future. They needed the power, but did not know when and where a lightning bolt would strike. Not until Michael J. Fox, the boy from the future, showed the mad scientist a flyer telling the exact time and place that lightning would strike; the clock tower in the city square. He just happened to have a prophetic flyer with him, and I think you know the rest of the story.

Of course, while as a human I can not know where the lightning will strike, there is someone who does… GOD! This is what God said as he was revealing himself to his beloved Job.

“Who hath cleft a channel for the waterflood, Or the way for the lightning of the thunder; To cause it to rain on a land where no man is; On the wilderness, wherein there is no man; To satisfy the waste and desolate ground, And to cause the tender grass to spring forth?” (Job 38:25-27 ASV)

God knows where the lightning will strike and makes the channel for it. In fact, he refers to the creation through much of his talk with Job as his own servant. He releases the lightening for his purpose. Now, this is different than what I was taught. The following YouTube shows lightning strikes in slow motion.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NZ7BollRo4

I have a friend who was struck with lightning twice. And Yes, he is still alive, and can at times still feel the power of God’s lightning flowing through him. In this recording, you can see the feelers from the ground reaching up toward the heavens, as if they are raising their hands for attention, and asking to be hit. There is something in all of us that wants proof positive of God’s power and magnificent glory.

Lightning strikes the earth

All of that to say, God does have complete control of the weather and the lightning, and knows who or what gets struck. So, when the Vatican gets hit twice, what is he saying? It is a sign from God that he still holds all authority in his hand, and that he is the one who sets up authority and sets those in authority down for his purposes. Although I am not a Catholic, and don’t plan to be, God still establishes all the authority in the earth. (Romans 13) Since two is the number of witness, I believe that God witnessed the happenings in the Vatican, and brought about the change he wanted for his purpose in this time on earth. It will be interesting to watch as God’s purpose is witnessed by all of the inhabitants of the earth.

Take hope today! God is in charge, and he is big enough to know right where you are and why he put you there. Seek him. He is speaking through everything, and especially the lightning!

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What is SozoLife?

SozoLife is for you!

This book will show you how to walk in the Spirit!
This book will show you how to walk in the Spirit!

It was a fall afternoon when a lady came in for her first Sozo session. One of her siblings told her about Sozo; the process of the Holy Spirit to restore the soul by a prophetic prayer ministry team, and she agreed to sign up for a session because her sister asked her to. But in her mind, she expected another failure and disappointment; another fix that probably wouldn’t work. She rationalized, “What do I have to lose, nothing else has worked.” It seemed like a long shot, but she made a trip.

She had spent the last 15 years of her life in a bed of hopeless depression; 16 to 18 hours a day. She had received treatment from medical professionals without success. She had also received pastoral counseling, as well as loving help from her husband with only short term success. Her childhood memories were a patchwork of torn fabric from an abusive father, who emotionally, verbally and sexually abused her from an early age. She fought thoughts of suicide daily.

The only time she left the confines of her dark bedroom was to attend church and tend to critical family matters. As she went to church the darkness would dissipate in the atmosphere of praise and worship and she would experience moments of light and hope. Depression held her in its grip and – in darkness – uninterested in doing anything but blocking out those horrible memories that kept attacking her mind. When she came for her session she was exasperated; helpless and hopeless.

What do you Believe?

The old saying that a child is born with a clean slate to be written upon is simply not true. When you came into the world, you were given a genetic memory of the character, nature, and attributes of God, and at conception stamped with a download of the first Adam’s nature; the curse that he acquired for all humans when he chose disobedience to God’s word in the Garden of Eden. This paradigm frames every perspective and every belief system in the soul of every human born into the world. The Scripture says,

For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.[1]

In this passage you can see at least three things. First, this passage reveals that God created Adam and gave him a choice that would affect all of us. Two, Adam’s choice in the Garden of Eden is still in effect today because we all die. Three, Adam’s sin nature, leveraged on you from the beginning of your life has a solution in Christ. Through Christ you can be made whole and have ultimate victory.

I have seen the Holy Spirit literally transform hearts by revealing the deepest and darkest secrets of the human experience, and bring resolution to years of wounding and trauma. You can be whole too.

Although the lady that we started this introduction with came with skepticism, she experienced a breakthrough as the power of the Holy Spirit touched her in revelation, in deliverance, and in healing for her soul. She experienced God like never before. Her perspective changed. She gave her hurt to Jesus and he took it to the cross. She forgave her family. She repented of her judgments. She broke her self destructive vows. She severed unrighteous soul-ties. And her belief system began to change as she walked into a relationship with the Spirit of Truth.

She left her first Sozo session filled with the anointing of God that breaks the yoke. She basked in his presence all the way home and got up the next morning with no desire to stay in bed. She said, “I don’t know what happened, but I just didn’t want to stay in bed, and it was like I could not even remember the depression that God delivered me from.” A couple of Sozo experiences later, God put her fractured heart back together; and she was made whole by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Now she lives in God’s vision for her life. She experiences God’s love and lives in agreement with his Truth. The victim spirit is transformed into more than a butterfly, she is now an over comer and more than a conqueror.

After many Sozo sessions, her foundations have been rebuilt and she is walking in wholeness. She is a fighter. She is healed. She is set free. She no longer takes medication. She no longer needs to see a psychiatrist. She functions in ministry, and has pursued other professional job endeavors successfully. She guides others toward their life destiny.



[1] 1 Corinthians 15:20-22

I am completing a book that outlines each step and how to administrate this process.

Learn the Language of the Spirit

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A Book for You!!!

 

There is an inward pull in you toward the invisible power of the Spirit, because that is your destiny. Spirit power is eternal and interacts with every decision you make. This pull is amazingly instinctive and courageouslycreative for your life, your faith, your family, and your business. “As I began to journal, the stress flowed from my body as the ink flowed out on the page. This Spirit Walk Journal helped me learn the language of the Spirit and process the flow of my heart through the imagination.” This book will bring the benefits of Learning the Language of the Spirit into reality through the power of journaling the imagination. You will know God and walk with him. You began in Spirit and will end in Spirit. Buy this book, learn the language of the Spirit, take time to journal, choose to live in peace, and write your story. This will be the best investment you make this year. The peace of God is not overrated! You can live in the peace of God, and you will learn how to do that here.

The imagination, an organ of the soul that functions in the emotion center of the psyche, plays a major role in processing your inner man through life’s circumstances. The interpretation of each event will be key to sustaining a life of wholeness when in the middle of an earthly trial or when you are in the midst of financial and emotional prosperity.

King Solomon, the wisest man to live said, “Keep thy heart with all diligence; For out of it are the issues of life.” (Proverbs 4:23) The word keep used here in Hebrew means: “to guard, in a good sense (to protect, maintain, obey, etc.) or a bad one (to conceal, etc.)” (Strong’s Concordance, Hebrew Lexicon) Wisdom says to guard the development of your heart. In the beginning, Adam chose to disobey God, and eat the fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. From the point of his disobedience everything changed. Adam wanted to be the source of his life, his wisdom, his decisions and his perspectives of what was right and wrong. Instead of God being the source, Adam chose his own way. This caused a degeneration of his reason and corrupted his heart. God said,

“And Jehovah saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repented Jehovah that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.” (Genesis 6:5-6)

The LORD  was grieved at his heart. He saw the imagination of the thoughts of man’s heart was evil continually. God saw the imagination: the conception formed, of the thoughts; the intention or plan of a thing contrived, of the heart; the feelings, the will and even the intellect as the center of man’s life, was evil and would need to be transformed continually. In other words, the conception of self-wisdom twisted the intention of the feelings, the will, and the intellect to serve self, preserve self, and focus on self instead of the God’s life in faith, hope and love. This is how self became the root source of pride. However, since the imagination resides in the soul as a function of the psyche, it can be retrained to bring life through a focus on God’s wisdom and glory. Pride says I am the source, serve my interests. Wisdom says God is the source, serve his interests. This book will help you move from a self focus to a God focus.

This book will bring the benefits of the imagination into reality.

Journal Your Stress Away

Journaling is the term used for the practice of writing a personal daily log of your thoughts, feelings, ideas, and creative conclusions surrounding the events of your life. Journaling can be as simple as recording the happenings of your life, or it can be a self-expression and self-exploration exercise that will release stress and validate your decision making skills. Journaling will also assist you in writing your life story: the characters, the circumstances, the emotions, the decisions, and the steps of resolution. Managing stress will come as you write in detail about your feelings and thought patterns, following a process of resolution. Write your thoughts as you would discuss them with a counselor.

Take Time to Write

Get up a little early, get a cup of coffee and give yourself time to process what you receive. Then just follow the outline and write down your experiences. You may need more paper as you get accustomed to putting your insight into words. This is where the natural and spiritual combine into one living stream.

The following instruction came from the throne of God,

“And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.” (Revelation 21:5 KJVA)

The first step of ascension is practiced by focusing your imagination to hear what is flowing from the Spirit. As you establish a personal relationship with him, you will experience the Spirit speaking through six undisclosed ways. These will function like secrets because they have been set in the creation as the language of Spirit to be assimilated in a natural way. These six secrets: the creation, relationships, circumstances, teachers, the written word, the present tense voice are waiting to be revealed to those who will take the time to hear through them. The Spirit is always speaking. When you journal, you will begin to drink.

Journal With Five Steps

The following technique is a proactive way to establish insight for interpreting your life experience. Life holds the secrets of the universe, if you take the time to mine them out of the caverns of your psyche. This technique follows five steps: hear, meditate, act, write, and share. Cultivating such a habit in life will move you toward an interactive life with Spirit, release you to experience an active imagination, and initiate a state of wholeness in your soul. These steps can also function as a stairway of ascension from a life lived from a mere earthly perspective to a life lived from an eternal point of view. As you begin to function in these steps, you will encounter a renewed excitement for life and a new hope for the future. The result will be a sense of heaven on earth, regardless of your life circumstances.