A stumblingblock is an interconnection of a person(s), a place or surrounding, an event, a personality defect or a thing that demons continue to employ to cause the captive to fall. Often there is something in the captive’s personality or character that draws him either by attraction or seduction to perform an act that proves to be detrimental, by acting as a doorway for particular demons.Usually the stronghold is upheld by a particular sin, serving as a stimulator to the weight that continues to beset the captive.
A stronghold may consist of one demon or a constellation of demons. The bigger the stronghold, the more unproductive theclient’s spiritual life will be.Upon searching for strongholds, you should prepare the captive to face them squarely by recognizing factors and issues that may lie in either his subconscious or even the unconscious mind. In this regard, dream interpretation will be an important tool in uncovering subliminal strongholds. As a deliverance counselor, you should seek the Lord in prayer, asking Him to uncover that which is hidden so that the captive can receive a powerful insight that might be earth shattering. For example, consider a captive who was raised in the church. She strongly believes that she is saved because of her church affiliation and the fact that she speaks in tongues. The captive in this example never suspected that her inability to contend with demons is because she never got saved while attending church. However, the Lord has revealed to you that He has allowed the demons to torment her because her eternal salvation was in the balance. In other words, the torment drove the captive to you for help, so that the Lord could open up the captive’s eyes so that she could perceive her true spiritual condition.
Some captives are very invested in maintaining the power of their stronghold, even though they would like to be relieved from torment. Consider a person who is out on the ledge of a highrise apartment house, trying to get into the window of her apartment which is several feet to the left of her. In order to reach her destination, she must avoid looking down or to the right to avoid getting dizzy or distracted and end up falling to her death. Similarly, a person bound by a stronghold may try to avoid any deviation from his usual patterns for fear that he may fall. The course that the captive has developed over time consists of unconscious defense mechanisms, designed on a subliminal level to keep the captive on his path, even though the captive would agree that the path he has chosen is destructive.
As an example, a female captive who is dependent upon an abusive partner will be hindered from making any independent moves of her own. As such, those in the bondage to a stronghold most likely lack spontaneity of feeling, thought and/ or willpower, making his soul weak and unstable. Each stronghold will create a specific fear or doubt as well as an accompanying behavior of his self concept and pride system. Captives who are in bondage to their own self-created stronghold will often attribute the strength of the stronghold to demons, when in fact, casting out the demons will not bring any relief. In a case of this kind, the stronghold is embedded in the captive’s personality defect. The demons take advantage of the personality defect. So through deliverance counseling, it is imperative to deal with the personality defect prior to casting out demons, for the will eventually return. Deal with the defect, and don’t be surprised if the demon walks away on its own.
- Rescue Is About Deliverance (leavethechurch.me)
- Am I Under A Curse? Or A Plague? (endtimeebooklibrary.com)
- How I Overcame a False Conversion, by Wendy Clarke (leavethechurch.me)
Isaiah 58 spells out the intent and purposes of fasting:
1) to loose the bands of wickedness ;
2) to let the oppressed go free;
3) to break every yoke of bondage.
With such a purpose, it seems that biblical fasting is a challenging invitation to the demons and fallen angels in the enemy’s camp in a David and Goliath type wrestling match where, like Moses, we command ”let God’s people go, devil!”
In the era of the New Testament, the weapon is neither the rod of Moses or David’s slingshot. Rather it is faith in the cross and the resurrection of Jesus Christ accompanied by the authority to command spirits in His name.
The Pharisees of the Lord Jesus’ day did not fast for the deliverance of others. Religious hypocrites are often proud of their fasting ritual. Pride itself is dangerous because God resists the proud. Consequently, fasting can also be dangerous when it is motivated by hypocrisy. The hypocrite will put on an outward show of piety and self- righteousness with a fast to prove himself “special.”. In Jesus’ day, the religious would make themselves look sad and put on an act for people to see. Jesus condemned this. Instead, He told those who were fasting to wash their faces and smile. Ritualism consists of fasting as a religious practice but without our heart fully engaged in it as a means to break the enemy’s power. Ritualism of this kind can engender an altered state of consciousness. an open doorway to demonic infiltration.
Yet another danger is fanaticism or extremism. I was once married to an extreme fasting fanatic who was possessed by this practice. Hoping to live to at least 100, he died in his 50′s.
What I DO now is that there can be a real danger in it. . In fact, no one should fast unless the Holy Ghost actually puts you on one. When He does, you will have no desire to eat or do other things. Also, you may or you may not know the reason for the fast.
Fasting opens you up to the spirit realm, weakening the flesh to strengthen the spirit. The bottom line is that fasting is an invitation to the devil.
Remember how the Lord was driven into the wilderness? His fast was not just about enduring temptation. With His 40 day fast, Jesus actually challenged the enemy to confront Him. Consider that the Lord’s fast. He did not hunger until after the tension built into the conflict was over. (Matt 4:2) Consequently, true fasting is not a result of a believer’s choice to not eat food or drink water. Jesus was led to His fast and through His fast by the Holy Ghost. A fast led by God is a struggle with the enemy over the bondage of another, where the needs of the body are overshadowed by the urgency of the battle. In such a fast, the dominance of the spirit over the hunger and thirst of the body causes the fasted person to lose all desire for food and drink. Hunger and thirst returns when the conflict is over.
Jesus didn’t eat or drink because He had no appetite or thirst. Then, Satan came.When the fast was over, the Lord hungered. That is how you know a fast is over. You hunger.
So if the purpose of your fast is to try to force God’s hand, you are in trouble. Evil spirits will respond, pretending to be God. A fast of this kind often comes out of the impatience of the soul. We have been waiting, we have become irritable, which is NOT a good spiritual start for ANYTHING. We ought not to set a fast unless God calls for it Himself. If you are hungry, struggling “to turn your plate down” that is a sure sign that God did not call for it. Pentecostals have already opened the door to demons with a lot of their practices, particularly tarrying. So fasting just opens them even further.
Remember when Jesus told His disciples that they could not cast out a particular demon because they had not fasted? Clearly, this is yet another spiritual clue of a connection of fasting to dealing with evil spirits. Pentecostals took that out of context and created a place for it in “deliverance ministry.”Rather than casting out demons, they have ignorantly been calling FOR them with their numerous fasting rituals.
I have cast out several demons without fasting. If I need to fast, I simply lose my appetite and I go into prayer.
If you need deliverance, DO NOT FAST!!!! Instead, call 518-477-5759.
My name is Maria. I found Pam on Facebook in November 2011. But before that everything had gone all over the place for me. I was having a lot of unexplained situations going on, accidents, constant demonic dreams and wake up fighting. A lot of darkness, while this was happening I was still going to the ic and had to be dealing with lots and lots of dirtiness, from the pulpit.
I read everything in the blog ’settng the captives free’, watched all the videos Pam had. I even got to a place where I didn’t read the bible at all for weeks because I couldn’t. When I finally started reading the bible again, I started seeing things that in the IC, they would only stress on half the verse but not the other half. I mean I changed my whole looks, completely. It was hard at first, but I just had to cut loose frm religious hypocrisy, whatever it took— I did. I started to understand more and see things that they say was truth was not what I saw in the bible.
Still all this time my communication with Pam was only on Facebook. I kept the ph# I saw but never called until less than a week ago. I knew it was time to talk to her. So, I said ‘at least call and just to say hello’. I was stalling a bit, trying to think in my mind or write what to say, but I was blank. I keep thinking I have nothing to say at all, why call anyways. But she agreed to set up a time for me to call.
That morning,—7/20/2012— I was hoping that maybe the time would pass and I would just call it a day. But I called and the number was busy. So I call back and she answered.
My first impression?// Pam was so calm.
I also didn’t know what to say, my head was empty. Pam was the one who really open up questions I didn’t even know how to answer, I felt so immature and a bit embarrassed to seek help. Pride!. She started to pray for me (which I didn’t expect,) and I started to feel things in my belly asap when a certain person name in my life was called, I felt dizzy and nauseous and had to lay on the floor, I mention other names of people. The feeling in my belly went to my neck and out my mouth. I didn’t know what was happening to me. Her prayers werent the loud rebuke and stuff I was used to in the IC, but it was producing a reaction in me. When she stopped, I just lay there feeling so different, I couldn’t explain it. It’s like this person (me) was someone I didn’t remember, as if I was taken over by someone else.
My body hurt me the whole day (never happen before). I heard voices in my head telling me that what had happened on that phone call was not real, the prayers or talking to Pam and the voices said that she didn’t know what she was doing. I ignored the voices because immediately, I started to notice a change in me. All that weight that was on me, was gone. The heavy thoughts I had before I couldn’t even find them anymore.
I know God used Pam to deliver me. After our Facebook conversation the next day, I even felt lighter. I felt my old self again after so many years, the depression left and I was the happiest all day today.
The enemy will cause us to have negative thoughts about those helping us, but if our hearts are pure, the Holy Ghost will also deliver us from all these things and it will even be better for us to humble ourselves and let the help come. It’s not a self glory help or one of pride. It’s for our benefit. If I had step aside because of pride I would not have received Pam’s help, by what God had placed in her to give to me.
I still have a ways to go, it’s a journey that I hope to complete as a faithful member of RESCUE Gold.
I thank God he kicked Pam out of the IC and then to let her know her time trying to help me was not wasted.
So it may be time for YOU to make that call. You won’t be sorry. 518-477-5759
In Christ for 35 years now, I have learned “a thing or two” concerning what it means to be crucified in Him, yet still be alive. Keeping it simple, I have learned that to die in Christ is to look for or expect nothing for self.
I expect to be misunderstood by some with this post. I ignore the swine and cast my pearls to those who hunger to press on to perfection in Him.
So this is my story, this is my song, praising my Savior all the day long!
The header picture above was taken when I was 65. I am now 68 in the video. I lost the hair. Too much work! lol.
I knew early on in life that I was supposed to be “special,” perhaps famous. Intellectually, I aspired to be a college professor at the master’s degree level. I was blocked. Then there was my beauty. It caused people to think me the next Lena Horne or the Halle Berry of my generation. Instead, I entered into state government. Once there, I strived to be the top dog–a Commissioner or a Director but God did not allow it, blocking me at every turn.Consequently, I remained in middle management, writing reports and letters for the Governor’s signature. I learned how to serve others.
When I entered into ministry, I did not know what to expect. Confronted in my dreams by a religious demon, the Lord allowed him to put me to the test. I received several dreams that showed me that I was to pastor a mega church of thousands. I saw myself, strutting across a platform bible in hand, teaching countless people, on a par with Juanita Bynum, Paula White or even Joyce Meyer. On the real, when opportunities DID present themselves, doors were immediately shut tight. Since I was well deceived, believing these messages of ministerial fame were from the Lord, it was the enemy’s intention that I would first be frustrated, and ultimately be so disappointed that I would “curse God and die..”
When your aspirations and expectations for self glory are high, and they are not achieved, many wallow about feeling like failures. However, if you are crucified in Christ, none of it matters because for you, only Christ is gain. The world and its attainments become as dung. Garbage. Waste.
Not once did I feel like a failure when my enemy given aspirations came to naught. For in the ongoing process of the “test”, I lost all desire for self acclaim. I came to see that one can chase a thousand but two can chase 10,000. By revelation knowledge, I came to be satisfied in my place in His body, desiring nothing for myself. I accept that while I live, my job is to prepare others to swing the mighty blow against the foe. The fruit of my life-long test is that WHO does the Lord’s work does not matter. How the work is done is no longer any consequence to me. My personality has buried personal ambition and so I am crucified in Christ, nevertheless I live. Yet not I. It is Christ who lives in me.
How does He live in me? I have lost personal ambition. My lack of ambition is neither passivity or laziness, for I am always ready to take action. Yet my soul is so united to the Lord, that I rest from the complexities of making this or that decision as I simply accept the choice of the Holy Ghost. Since I am bold and unafraid, the ambitious in ministry are often “intimidated” so they often make fruitless and useless attacks when I touch upon one of their pet religious peeves. Yet a crucified person is never offended by critics. Why? Because we want for nothing. Therefore. I receive the petty blows with a quiet spirit as I shake the dust and move on.
In fact, people believe that I am very busy but I work without feeling like I am working. For when I write a book, a blog, counsel, mentor or teach and train, I am doing what I love to do. Whenever, God decides to sit me down, I will accept His decision and simply enjoy the rest of the life that He allows me to have.
Then again, when you are crucified with Christ, you become an eternal person. You live your life as though it does not stop with your last breath on earth. This is how I live today. I don’t sweat the fact that more than half my life is over.. Why? Because with every word I write in a book or a blog, with every audio or video message that I produce, I am planting seed for generations to come. It does not matter if I achieve glory while I live. I don’t live for self glory.What matters is “the fruit.” As a book written by the dead was used by God to un-deceive me, then when I am gone, my books will remain for the living when I have passed over. In her book, “War on the Saints,” Jessie Penn- Lewis became my deliverer in 2003 though she died in 1915. So I rest in peace while I yet live out my remaining years, because I too have planted seed into the earth.
In the meantime, the Lord may desire to use me to help YOU. Don’t be embarrassed or proud about that. Pride goes before a fall.Some of you want to remain independent. I understand that. I too am independent and I will never again submit to any religious authority. Even so, I realize that the work we all do independently must come together like a well-knitted tapestry, as none of us is an island unto ourselves. We are the Body Of Christ. He is the Head. The part I play is crucial. I am like a drill sergeant who prepares the troops for war.
So just give me a call. I will not judge you. In fact, whatever you are going through, I have probably been tested or tempted in that area over the last 35 years in Him. So give me a call at 518-477-5759.
- Saved By Grace! (wordofgodspeaktome.wordpress.com)
- What’s Wrong With The Gospel? By Keith Green – The Cross of Christ 3 of 15 (davidharman.wordpress.com)
- Living Double-Minded (ubebetternotbitter.wordpress.com)
- A New Commitment to Christ (karenatcarenet.wordpress.com)
- Metropolitan Jonah addresses ACNA (palamas.info)
- WF: In Christ Alone (therisingmuse.com)
- How Can I Keep from Singing: Crucified with Christ and More than Wonderful (lbtk.wordpress.com)
- Death by proxy (dailymedit.wordpress.com)
- Doormat Theology…Should we allow ourselves to be walked on? (pastormikesays.wordpress.com)
I never studied Reiki but once you have watched the video, you will see the similarity between my former occult healing powers and this Asian healing practice.
Developed in 1922 by Japanese Buddhist Mikao Usui, which since has been adapted by various teachers of varying traditions, Reiki uses a technique commonly called palm healing or hands on healing as a form of complementary therapy and is sometimes classified as oriental medicine by some professional medical bodies. Through the use of this technique, practitioners believe that they are transferring universal energy (i.e., reiki) in the form of ki through the palms, which allows for self-healing and a state of equilibrium. There are two main branches of Reiki, commonly referred to as Traditional Japanese Reiki and Western Reiki. (wikepedia)
One of the things that has happened to me over the years is that the spirit of the anti-Christ assigned to me used to teach me directly. For example, as a Christian, I was taught holy laughter, travailing and wailing in the spirit and other supernatural practices long before I heard of them from any human being. Same with Reiki. As I examine my healing ministry from 1974-2004, clearly I see elements of Reiki teachings and principles. Once I got born again, I simply continued to practice my form of “Reiki” and simply added the Lord’s name to it. I ignorantly assumed that since people got healed, “it must be God!” I was wrong, as are millions of others who don’t realize that the enemy can heal.
In preparing this blog post, I did some googling and found that several professing Christians are Reikians. There is even a group of ex-Christian Reikians that contend that this kind of healing is demonic. Here is what some of them report at http://www.christian-reiki.org :
- The healing system of reiki-energy, is one of the tools satan uses mightily in this world of today. As there are more than 70 million reikians, some of them thinking that they are Christians and saved, who are daily using reiki for themselves. Thinking they are healing like Jesus did, with a genuine calling as a supernatural healer, but using the reiki powers of darkness and the below reiki spirits to manifest these (lying) wonders and marvels.
- The reiki demons influence and connect themselves with humans, through reiki-rituals, reiki treatments and up to demonic possession.
- The people who are practicing reiki, are in general not aware that they are calling upon reiki-spirits when sending reiki or initiating others.
- Reikians invite reikispirits by means of drawing the Japanese symbol of the specific demon and are inviting them by calling their name 3 times, thus sending reiki-energy to someone. Or by means of the same symbols, initiating someone spiritually into reiki, by opening ritually accesses for these reiki spirits and so the flow of the reiki-energy can come through. Because reikians are deceived by the manifestations and personal well-being on the short term, nor have proper biblical teachings, they are not aware of the implications of sin and God wrath, until they fall.(2Cor.4-3,4) This blindness with it’s faith in reiki and the manifestations of satan is explained in 2Thess.. and simply proves that satan can heal as well, through these reiki-demons.
- The initiating reiki symbol of any reikimaster is called “DIA KO MIO” and is held secret and holy by a reikimaster!! This reikimaster-spirit, is summoned to open and connect you to reiki. This entity is called ”Phoenix who rises out of the ashes”.
- The reikimaster only hears of the particular symbol and names to use and how to do it when he is already initiated himself.
- A reikimaster has paid a lot of money and was for many years already deeply involved into reiki. So once he/she finally is a reikimaster, he says to himself “Reiki works, reiki heals, people get healed and because I am doing good, I stand well with God, I’ve got the power now, I am happy, so what’s the problem?!”
- 2-Hon-cha-se-shonen, contacting-spirit Second reiki level symbol and spirit, for making contact over any distance to a person or situation. Meaning; from my buddha to your buddha or “from my divinity to yours” is a contacting spirit, works like as placing an old fashion long distant call. Is also used during all the initiations and extra written into the hand during the reiki-ritual for the second degree of reiki.
- Sei-heki, guiding-spirit Second reiki level symbol and spirit, for influencing the subconscious levels, to heal addictions etc. In general is not thought anymore but when you known how, it can be used for the manipulation of people. It working will reveal a lot about people and situations and feeds the revelation into “the third eye”. So, the reikian will know were to send some more reiki next. This symbol is also used in all reiki initiations and written in the hand.
- Tjoko-rei, principal-spirit Second reiki level symbol and spirit is used for activating the reiki energy on a person hands-on or for sending reiki. When hands-on it’s to increase the reiki-power which is flowing already into a person. Meaning; god come here, ordering the reiki-god to act. Very powerful.
At the end of last year, I set free a former occult healing student and practitioner who poured out $200,000 of her life savings on Reiki and several other Asian healing systems.- She actually received several demon/spirits that involved chakra purification rituals. The huge surge of energy that she experienced daily became addictive and then debilitating. When she entered into deliverance counseling with me, the energy had become extremely problematic, a hindrance to her ability to work in her chosen profession and to participate in normal daily activities. Once I confronted each chakra deity in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, her deliverance was swift and sure. A total of 4 telephone deliverance sessions was all that was required.
Many people are practicing occult healing practices who are now in bondage to demons. If you have received TM, yoga, reiki or any other Asian healing system and you are in bondage or torment today, I can help you. Call 518-477-5759
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By Pamela Sheppard
Those whom the Lord saves who were accustomed to supernatural experiences like telekinesis, poltergeist and other magical types of manifestations will try to explain such phenomena with scriptures. They rationalize and continue to believe that psychic phenomena are the gift of miracles.
For example, I was just born again a year or so when I spoke to a storm and it seemed that I stopped it. It was one of those summer storms. My clothes were drying on an outside line and I had just settled down in my backyard in a lawn chair with a cool drink when the sky got dark and the winds kicked up. I stood up, spoke directly to the storm and commanded it to leave. I kid you not, it rained all around my backyard, but not a drop fell where I dwelled. The sun came back out, shined only above me, while the entire neighborhood was flooded with rain. It was quite a deluge. So of course, I connected this incident to the Lord speaking to a storm and what He said about speaking to mountains as my biblical “confirmation. I look back now and I realize that this manifestation was not from God. The motive? To make me into a signs and wonders, charismatic freak. The fallen angel responsible was quite successful. It didn’t take much to turn me into granola—a fruit, a nut and a flake!
Here is the crux of the problem. As a product of New Age occultism, Christians with psychic phenomena in their past remain ignorant of the deception of the mighty foe. So once born again, each of us has been assigned a religious/witchcraft spirit entity whose job is to seek every opportunity to buffet us with counterfeits of the gifts of the Holy Ghost that seem to be from God.. The assigned fallen angel or demon waits for an element of the flesh to manifest itself in the new believer, in order to gain his master’s end. The Apostle Paul calls that aspect of our flesh by the name of witchcraft. Like Simon the Sorcerer, we carry in our flesh a lust for the supernatural that the enemy works with. Since occultists are trained to expect the supernatural, hidden in our flesh remains the same desire AFTER we are saved.
How did I overcome? My story is in “Come Out of Her, God’s People.”
I experienced many dealings of the flesh—many trials, tribulations and tests.
Being put to death in the flesh goes on and on. Overcoming was not finished in one mighty stroke. The Holy Spirit covered all bases, first dealing with my ambition for the 3 p’s of prestige, prominence and power. What helped me is that even when I was a sinner, , I was a lover of the truth. So I became one who sought spiritual truth at all cost. Also, as Paul was assigned a religious demon–a thorn in his flesh–to develop him, so was I.
I am a overcomer because my religious demon presented me with trials and temptations to overcome. From 1977-2003, —26 years–the religious demon was in the driver’s seat regarding charismatic manifestations. I was completely duped. yet in 2003—, once I prayed “Lord, show me the darkness that is around me,”— all things continue to be exposed.
In every test, I had the choice of going down and being crushed by the spirit of the anti-christ or rising up in spirit victory. I ROSE UP!
If you need my help, call 518-477-5759.
- Astrology is Nothing But Divination and So Is Charismatic Witchcraft (pamsheppardpublishing.com)
- And Ye Shall Receive…power? (endtimeebooklibrary.com)
- The Religious Demon Thrives Off of Your Investment (pamsheppardpublishing.com)
At times, theHoly Spirit WILL confirm by a dream. When He does, it will not be an assumption. IT WILL BE FACT AND TRUTH THAT SETS YOU FREE.
Take it from one who knows. Most confirmation comes from the devil. Here is a personal experience.
I was set up to sin with a dream. More than once!
In 1980, I had a dream that I saw a minister standing on my church’s steps, with a robe across his arm. He looked at me and said, “Girl, I’m gonna marry You!” In the dream, he was wearing a navy blue suit purchased from Sears and a pair of navy blue swede shoes.
Two weeks later, on a Sunday morning, “a force” was trying to stop me from going to church. I “assumed” it was the devil. So I persevered and went out of the door, walking to church. Looking back today, I realize that it was God who tried to stop me from going, or at least an angel sent from God. When I arrived, the new visiting pastor was at the church, robed and wearing a navy blue suit and blue swede shoes. I was sitting in the congregation and he set his eyes on me from the pulpit chair. Later that evening, my pastor called, claiming that the visiting pastor wanted to meet me. When we met he said “Girl, I’m gonna marry you cause you sooooo pretty!” I asked, where did you buy your suit? He said “Sears and Roebuck.”
Plenty of confirmation here!. Without the dream and all of this “confirmation”, I would never have given this man a second glance. He was simply not my type. So because of all of this “confirmation,” I assumed “this must be God.” To make a long story short, it was not God. This minister was one of the worst men to ever enter into my life. He was a Satanic setup for things that could have literally “taken me down and out!.” So when you have circumstances occur that are similar, with all kinds of confirmation, a try the spirits tip is this—-
Run like a bat let out of hell. It’s the devil.
If you have had a dream that has you puzzled, call 518-477-5759.
- “I Need A Word From God…” Part 1 (endtimeebooklibrary.com)
- “I Need A Word From God…” Part 2 (endtimeebooklibrary.com)
- The Church Exodus, Part 3 (endtimeebooklibrary.com)
- When You Come Out of the Institutional Church, Don’t Look Back! (leavethechurch.me)
What is Ill-Wishing?
According to the Encyclopedia of Witches and Witchcraft,” ill-wishing is a curse that is the product of envy and anger. I believe that those who are consumed by the spirit of hatred and jealousy can un-consciously enable demons to curse those bound to them by a soul tie. A curse can take effect immediately or may lie dormant for years. You don’t have to be a witch to throw out a curse. Any person can lay a curse by either meditating upon or expressing a desire that a person come to some kind of harm. The power of the curse has more potency when they are laid by persons in authority. Those who are crippled or infirmed, the poor, destitute and dying are believed to have the capacity to curse others in a more powerful way, because they have no recourse for justice. In such cases, all of their vital energy goes into the curse.
A few nights ago, I was sent a very interesting dream about a person who became my best friend in 1968. Simply put, I shared absolutely everything with Thersea.She had the strongest authority in my life because I simply adored her and shared everything important with her. She was in my life for about 25 years when I was led by the Holy Ghost to stay away from her gradually, and then completely. It was intuitive–without a rational or specific reason why I dissolved our friendship. I literally wiped it out without a justifiable cause, as led in my spirit. When I look back, the most serious demonic attacks occurred while Theresa was my best friend. I had no authority in Theresa’s life as I was never her best friend. The truth is that she had at least 10 other friends with whom she had established much stronger ties than she had to me. I was tied to HER. Once I was gone, I was not in any way missed.
Since Theresa has been out of my sight and out of my mind for almost 20 years, my dream of her a few nights ago is even more significant. In short, the dream clearly revealed that Theresa’s secret hatred and jealousy harbored against me was used by the enemy to attack me on my job, in my ministry and in other aspects of my personal life, as recently as my health. You see, Theresa was crippled by polio from birth. I was shown that the recent crippling in my own body was spiritually connected to Theresa’s ill-wishing that I too would one day be crippled.
Simply put, the dream revealed that Theresa had wished me evil for years, until I was out of both her sight and her mind..
Believe me, I did not seek this information in the spirit. I was satisfied with the doctor’s report. I contracted a simple organic herniated disc in my back that has caused me much pain, some infirmity and much discomfort, yet it is 100% curable.
The dream went deeper and presented the cause of my spinal injury: the ill-wishing of a best friend who herself is crippled for her entire life.
So could this dream be sent by the enemy? Certainly, but I can’t see his motive. Actually, the dream was liberating and filled with understanding. I loved Theresa so much that when I found an opportunity, I hired Theresa to be my secretary. She stayed with the company for 25 years and has an excellent pension. I was shown in the dream that becoming Theresa’s boss at work was the worst thing I could have done, as I provided access to the enemy to my professional life. As a consequence, Theresa became best friends with MY boss–who ended up hating me and being a major stumbling-block to my advancement. To add insult to injury, I joined Theresa’s church and became an ordained minister there. How I must have turned her stomach each time I ascended to the pulpit to preach. My preaching in a church that she was a member of for 20 years was the last straw for Theresa. Yet, I was really powerless in my positions of authority over her at our mutual work place and place of worship. She really was the one with power over ME! For I was constantly attacked in the denomination and on my secular job where Theresa was highly accepted and favored at both venues.
Though her ill-wishing went into double time while I was both her boss and her minister, Theresa is not a witch. She was on crutches for about 50 years and she has been in a wheelchair for the last 20 years. I am sure she is un-aware that her evil wishing had any effect upon my life at all. Theresa’s authority in my life was established by the position I personally ascribed to her by my own free will when I by made her my best friend. . My soul was attached to her by my own doing so I find no fault in her, even though the dream revealed that everyday of our friendship, Theresa wished me evil. Her hatred and jealousy became weapons that though they did not prosper, they certainly packed a wallop with each demonic attack.
In my book “To Curse the Root,” I paraphrase a teaching of prolific author and deliverance minister, Dr. Rebecca Brown:
“Hatred is both a conscious and an un-conscious sin for whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer. (IJohn 3:15)
A profound account of how a person’s spirit can be used to harm another person without conscious awareness is found in “He Came To Set the Captives Free.” (p.177) According to Dr. Brown, hatred gives Satan legal rights to step in and use our spirit bodies to attack the person you hate. Such an attack can produce all sorts of illness, accidents, emotional problems and even physical death. The person doing the hating usually is never aware that a fallen angel is using his or her spirit body to attack the hated one. Likewise, the person being hated usually has no idea where his or her trouble is coming from.
In my case, as I awoke on 5/28/2012, I was provided a panoramic view of various demonic attacks that I overcame over a 30 year period, and Theresa’s name was on them all. Of one thing, I am sure. Theresa has a form of religious godliness and therefore, she is NOT saved. The biggest, most eternal problem she faces is her own false conversion.
I have been transformed into the image of my Savior. When I am offended, the first thing I do today is righteously approach the one I have something against. Periodically, I seek the Lord to reveal any ill-wishing that may attempt to ascend in my own soul when I am offended by ANYONE. I keep nothing hidden from my own spirit, for I know that righteous confrontation, forgiveness and reconciliation puts a stop to hatred and the power of the enemy to use it against us.
- When We Become What We Hate (continuingthejourney.wordpress.com)
- Hatred, forgiveness and druidry (druidlife.wordpress.com)
- The rippling tide of bitterness, its consequence, and its antidote (savouringthegospel.wordpress.com)
- Believe in Your Dreams (ikoaamblessed.com)