Devotional 2/19

Having canceled the written code, with its regulations, that was against us and that stood opposed to us; he took it away, nailing it to the cross. And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross. Colossians 2:14-15

Don’t forget- no one else sees the way you do,
so no one else can tell the stories that you have to tell.

Charles de Lint

Jesus taught on how demons operate, and told the disciples that when they are casted out of person’s life they come back after a while. In Mathew 12, Jesus told them that demons say I will return to the house I left: if these demons find the person’s soul empty (of God’s presence), then it goes and gathers seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go back into that person’s life. The enemy’s intention is to destroy that person’s life, to the point that the final condition of that person is worse than before.

Anything outside of Jesus is demonic, there is only ONE way to God the father: that is through ONE, JESUS CHRIST. The enemy preys over Christians with spirituality outside of Christianity.

  • Divination (astrology, tarot card readings, etc.)
  • Spiritual baths, white magic, black magic, candle magic
  • Clairvoyance (like reading auras and knowing the future)
  • Opening chakras and/or chanting
  • Symbolic omens (celebrating new moons, and following or reading other astral influences)
  • Enchantment (using blood, or people’s things to entice them, etc.)
  • Sorcery, or astral projections (out of body experiences)
  • Santeria or voodoo (African-type religions who work with enchantments and summoning spirits)
  • Humanism (law of attraction, universal laws, mind control, etc.)
  • dualism: (ying yang, Taoism, etc.)

Satan is very subtle and crafty, and his devices become more and more clever. In today’s culture, some Christians still have curses working against them, many who bring curses into their own lives by their deeds but mostly their own words. We are redeemed from the curse, but if we choose to walk in rebellion, the enemy has legal rights to enter our lives! If we are devoid of God’s presence, His word and neglect our relationship… it is guaranteed that the enemy will make us his slaves in any given area. We may continue to assist church, and serve but freedom from demonic influence, and oppression goes beyond the ability to function. Before Christ, I defined my personal beliefs as ‘spiritual. My faith was combined with just about everything! I believed that I knew enough about each religion to decide what I believed… or so I thought. I had faith in Jesus, the occult, Buddha, the prophet Mohammed, and a few other so called Christian theologies. I experienced God’s power in healing, breaking of spiritual chains, soul ties and generational curses, and destroyed strongholds: but Satan looked for ways to return. God desires our love, and low key rebellion (aka pride) is like the sin of witchcraft: which can affect the godliest of men. And I can testify to the extreme warfare I battled, but I rather not. My purpose today is simply to alert you to ask God to search your hearts and minds! It is the small foxes which spoil the vineyard.

Satan is very shrewd and all he needs is one entrance into your life to reap havoc. Close all doors and fight back, fight for true freedom! He who is in you, is greater than all that is out in this world.

Let’s pray:

Lord God, thank you for redeeming us from the curses through the blood of Jesus. In the name of Jesus, we break every curse and repent for any and all involvement which happened in the enemy’s territory. We rebuke the devil out of our lives. Lord God, please forgive me for my sins and cleanse any area in me where I have allowed the devil to enter my life. I renounce relationships, and involvement in works of darkness. I cancel every curse, and even spoken curses against us. I thank you that no curses, and no weapons will prosper against us! Cover us and our loved ones with your blood, in the name of Jesus. Amen. 

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