Oluwaseun Isaac Agbenla writes
Good Morning Saints,
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Topic: *How to resist demonic manipulation*
It’s God’s desire to see His children walk in liberty. God doesn’t tempt us with evil because he cannot be tempted with evil- Jam. 1:17-18. It is unfortunate that many Christians because of their ignorance or lack of spiritual understanding of the vices of the enemy, they get trapped and used by the devil.
This morning, my aim is to enumerate some biblical ways we can help those who are in one bondage or the other.
Firstly, successful deliverance from any form captivity must include dealing with the spirit of fear. Devil is a liar and keeps people in perpetual fear to avoid being casted out. The number one force that eject the devil is the force of faith. Anytime a man is about to be delivered, devil likes to create a fearful atmosphere to hide under it.
You see, the bible says “*For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father*”. – Rom.8:15.
I have written a topic before on how to deal with fear, visit my website www.oraclewords.com and search for it if you desire to learn.
You see, if devil can make you to swallow his lies, he can get you. Listen, everything contrary to God’s promise and will for your life is not for you. If you find yourself under any form of fear that brings torment, an evil spirit is behind such. Many people have been erroneously thought that Holy Spirit is responsible for guilt and torment people experienced when they commits sin. It is not true in the sense that, it is your own regenerated spirit convicts you of wrong doings. Your new born again spirit knows what is right and it is Holy, whenever we do anything contrary to God’s will or desire for our life, it will convict us to repentance. However when we confess our sins, God forgives and it ends there -1John 1:7-9.
Beloveth, God wouldn’t torment or remind you of your sins or uproot them from the grave of forgiveness you receive. If you are under fear or torment because of past sins committed, you can read 1John 1:7-10, meditate and speak those verses out loud until fear disappears. If devil reminds you of your failures, remind him of the righteousness you received through faith in Christ Jesus. Always be bold to tell the devil that the blood of Jesus is sufficient for your atonement.
Before we can talk about being set free or delivered from this evil spirit manipulation, it is important to point out that many people are responsible for what they are experiencing in their lives. He that breaks the edge the serpent will bite (Eccl.10:8). If you have not open doors for the devil, it is impossible for them to come him. Listen, demons don’t have access to Christians except they let them in.
In James 4:7, the bible says we should resist the devil and he will flee, that is, it will run like a terror. The bible would not have told us to do so, if we don’t have the authority to do it. You see, instead of resisting them, some are embracing them through different ways devil has set up for gullible Christians.
For example, music is a powerful tool both in the hand of God and devil. When Saul was filled with evil spirit, he sent for a skilled instrumentalist who has the Holy Spirit upon him to come and play so that the evil spirit will leave. Even king Saul had common sense in his demonized state of mind to call for such person.
Brethren, either you know it or not, you are a product of what you listen to. Our lives reflect what we listen to. If you listen to music of people like Beyoncé, 2 Pac, Fela etc. and “you are suffering” from any form of demonic oppression, obsession or possession, it is not devils fault it is because you have threaded devil’s route ignorantly or willingly.
Everyone I mentioned above all belong to strong occult and never hide it. When you listen to music produce from the pit of hell, you give open access for the spirit behind them. If Saul sent for Spirit filled music, it shows us that spirit filled songs will chase demons while demon filled songs will draw them near to those who listen to it.
Sometimes when people come or call to be delivered in my personal ministry , I usually ask them questions concerning what they think they did before Satan had access to established his root in their lives. This is because there is no cause without a cause. There must be a channel through which evil spirit enters. Listen, it is not enough to be set free if you want to continue in the mess. If a delivered victims would not stop opening door for the adversaries, he/she will always bring more to him/herself anytime they are delivered.
Apart from music ,some people spend all their time watching demonic films. It is a pity that Christians are ignorant of the vices of the enemy. Do not misquote me, watching film when it edifices you is not wrong.
You see, there are countless magical films out there that corrupts souls and destroy the spiritual life of people unknowingly. What has light has to do with darkness? Can a magician sits down to watch a Christian movie? They wouldn’t do that, knowing it is dangerous and could change their mind. Why then would a Christian takes pleasure in occult film?
The reasons many people are suffering from evil dreams today is traced to the influence of wrong films. They watch magical film and expect Angels of God in their dreams. What a contradiction! I sometimes advice people who are suffering from bad dreams by the leading of the Holy Spirit that they don’t need prayer but change of choice. I often advise them to read some portion of Ephesians before bed and meditate on God or angel and then see if they would see devil. It is a simple truth that has always work.
Many people in this categories love to watch some romantic and sexually perverted films and complain they have marine husband or wife. What a tragedy! It is important to know that film industry consult both powers and psychologist to seek for help on how to captivate people’s mind and distort their believes and way of thinking . You may doubt it, do a self examination now of your thought-life and tell me what dominate your thought life everyday. I need no supernatural power to know that, what you think of is as a results of what you are filled with. If you think much on sexual immorality , check what you do and watch. The gate to the fall of humanity is eyes-gate. What we see will determine our rising or falling.
Finally this morning, I will like to mention sexual immorality as one of the mediums through which demons gain access to people’s body. Now, I am not talking to an unbeliever because I do not expect them to live for God even though there are many unbelievers who doesn’t commit sexual immorality. You see, when you see a believer indulging in sexual immorality, he/she is obsessed in the mind by foul spirits. We may not like the statement but it is 100% true. I have been familiar with cases like that. Not only that, if you see a Christian who is addicted to masturbating, it is demonic influence upon the soul of such individual. Masturbating often start as a way of easing oneself from the pressure of sexual intimacy and mostly taking over by the devil and usually ended up as uncontrollable habits. Not only that, if you are obsessed with the thought of sexual immorality all the time, a foul or unclean spirit is already seeking your attention to gain entrance into your mind.
You see, if your thought is hijacked with sexual impurities , you will end up masturbating and from there you may end up in perverted sexual relationships. Your body is the temple of God, when you defile the temple of God, you automatically submit it to demons. Christians is such situations are not possessed but obsessed with those evil spirits which is in their minds-1 Corinthians 6:13-20.
There are many other sources which time would not permit us to talk about this morning. Wish to continue tomorrow God’s
Isaac O. Agbenla
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