Vampires & Boundaries

Boundaries & Vampires

I have been on a journey on learning how to set proper boundaries. I was always saying yes to everything and everybody. However, in passing of time, I have become wiser and more prudent in this. You have to set boundaries on your time, in your ministry, in your relationships, on your usage of your talents, on your personal treasures and many other areas in life or you will doom to fail. We are not meant to be everything to everybody.

This isn’t meant to be an exhaustive study into the subject of boundaries; just a brief glance. I have come to believe, in life, the enemy will send people into your path to drain your time, resources, and energy. I refer to them as vampires. What do vampires do? They thirst for blood, for life-energy. Same with the enemy, he seeks to drain you. We must ever be on guard and vigilant. Consider these few passages in the WORD:

Proverbs 22:3 & 27:12 reminds us: A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.

Proverbs 4:14: Do not enter the path of the wicked, And do not walk in the way of evil.

Romans 16:17: Now I urge you, brethren, keep your eye on those who cause dissensions and hindrances contrary to the teaching which you learned, and turn away from them.

Some practical considerations:

-In your time, be careful who you give your time to. Yes, we need fellowship with each other but we also need time for Jesus. Don’t spend time with those who seek to hinder “turn away from them,” as Romans 16:17 tells us.

-In your ministry, seek to spend time on those wanting to be saved, healed and set free. Do not allow the enemy to drain your time on foolishnesses.

-In relationships, place Jesus first. Seek the Kingdom of God first. Then your family. Then the work of the gospel.

-Regarding your energy (and resources), save it for those who are open for ministry and those who celebrate the ministry. Do not give away your energy on those who are simply seek to drain you. Same with relationships. Save your energy and direct it to your time with God, then family and friends, then others.

Watch out for the vampires. They are always seeking to manipulate your time, resources and energy. It’s okay to say no to people. It’s okay to hide yourself from the vampires. It’s okay to take detours to avoid evil people. It’s okay to set up boundaries in your life. In fact, the WORD tells us too!

 

 

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Forgotten Ministry of Jesus: Casting Out of Demons!

I recall as a young teenager desiring to perform miracles in Jesus name. There was a BIG problem –the church I was attending, at that time, didn’t teach, promote, or believe in the miraculous; especially the ministry of casting out of evil spirits. The church simply avoided any talk of deliverance. That bothered me. It still bothers me as so many are suffering from demons. We need to follow the example of Jesus –He cast out demons! It’s really simple but this ministry remains hidden by and large.
 
In my last entry I referred to the healing of the broken-hearted as being a forgotten ministry of Jesus. That is true. Another aspect of the ministry of the Savior that has been ignored and dismissed is the actual ministry of driving out demonic spirits. It is true, there are many ministries and churches taking a more active role in this area of ministry but the numbers are still small. Very few churches, missions and ministries acknowledge the need for the ministry of deliverance, exorcism, or freedom from evil spirits. 
 
This is a spiritual crime as millions in churches are suffering from demonic afflictions. If the disciples of Jesus won’t cast out demons then where will people turn to for deliverance from evil?
 
We need to go back to the basics. What does the WORD tell us about this vital ministry? Consider the following:
 
Matthew 10:1 says, “And when He had called His twelve disciples to Him, He gave them power over unclean spirits, to cast them out…”
 
Mark 6:7 says, ” And He called the twelve to

Himself,  and began to send them out two

by  two, and gave them power over unclean spirits.”
 
Luke 9:1 says, “When Jesus had called the Twelve together, he gave them power and authority to drive out all demons and to cure diseases…”
 
These are only several  references. There are many more. I t’s quite clear from the WORD that Jesus desires His  disciples  to drive out demons! Why isn’t this ministry being fulfilled? I think there many reasons such as: unbelief in the  miraculous, theological bias, apathy, compromise to the commands of Jesus, and many other reasons. It’s truly unfortunate. 
 
I also believe many are fearful; including many pastors and leaders. This is a frontline ministry. You are combatting very strong forces that many Christians, sadly, are afraid of. This must change. We need men and woman of courage and determination. We need more disciples willing to be different. God will use those who dare to stand up to Satan. The Holy Spirit WILL empower you just as He has empowered me. Yield to Jesus and His Spirit and watch the deliverance miracles take place before your eyes!

 

Discovery in Neuroscience & Deliverance!

Discovery in Neuroscience & Deliverance!

Our recent reports have touched on a number of subjects that very few churches will deal with. They delved into the mysterious realm of the mind and heart. The church has a responsibility to not only bring the gospel to the spirit of a man but also to his mind. For the mind needs to encounter the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit. We are commanded to renew our minds! There needs to be a greater awareness of the need to minister to the heart and to the minds of individuals.

For remember, within the mind and the heart there could be evil spirits, afflictions and fragmentation; which we touched on in our previous reports. However, I would like to open your eyes up to something that will, perhaps, shock many of you. Yesterday, throughout the world, a startling scientific report was released that reveals there is much more to the brain then one believed.

The New York Times reported ( click here to read) the following (bold is mine):

“The brain looks like a featureless expanse of folds and bulges, but it’s actually carved up into invisible territories. Each is specialized: Some groups of neurons become active when we recognize faces, others when we read, others when we raise our hands.

On Wednesday, in what many experts are calling a milestone in neuroscience, researchers published a spectacular new map of the brain, detailing nearly 100 previously unknown regions – an unprecedented glimpse into the machinery of the human mind. Scientists will rely on this guide as they attempt to understand virtually every aspect of the brain, from how it develops in children and ages over decades, to how it can be corrupted by diseases like Alzheimer’s and schizophrenia.”

There’s much I would like to share with you about this incredible study when considering the ministry of deliverance and inner healing however I really want to laser-focus on one aspect that you need to inspect and that is the finding of the researchers where they discovered “nearly 100 previously unknown regions” of the brain. If there is such complexity within the physical realm, you better believe, that there is much complexity to the designs of God within the invisible realms of our lives. I would like to believe the physical created realm, in some manner, reflects the spiritual realms.

There are unknown realms of our mind and heart that need to be discovered when conducting the deliverance and inner healing ministry. For in these unknown realms are dissociative identities, fiery darts, demons, ancestral dissociative identities and soul invaders. How do I know? Because, in nearly 30 years of global ministry, I have discovered these realities within the souls of tens of thousands.

So many BILLIONS of souls have suffered because the church has not focused on bring deep inner healing to lives! The church never took the time to explore these unknown realms where so many things are concealed such as demons!

Just as there are so many physical afflictions (as seen in the collection of photos pictured above) within the brain, there is also many afflictions within the mind and heart. We need to root them out in the name of Jesus! We need to explore and we need to minister the healing of Jesus to hurting minds and hearts.

The Lord God is very concerned about our minds. Consider the following:

Jeremiah 17:10: “I, the Lord, search the heart, I test the
mind.”

Matthew 22:37: Jesus said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your
mind.”

As a result of deliverance, a demon-possessed man was found to be in his “right mind.” This is seen in Mark 8:35: “Then they went out to see what had happened, and came to Jesus, and found the man from whom the demons had departed, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his right mind. And they were afraid.”

In Luke 12:29 Jesus said this: “And do not seek what you should eat or what you should drink, nor have an anxious mind.”

We need to search our minds, as we have a responsibility, to ensure our minds are FREE and healed! Search for mind controlling attitudes, or negative thought patterns, and other elements. Then explore to see whether there is a demon or a soul invader present. For you must remove these spiritual realities in the name of Jesus!

This recent report reveals the immense complexity to our lives. Thus the careful considerations to the various areas of our lives. Remember there are nearly 100+ more regions within the brain alone that have been discovered by researchers. Wonder how many regions within our inner regions that need the ministry of deliverance and healing. Something to consider as we are commanded to the LOVE God with ALL of our minds! That’s challenging if you have evil influences residing within your mind. Thus the need for exploration –of all of your mind– and intervention.

Fearful Events: How to Overcome

Fearful Events: How to Overcome!

We hear of horrific beheadings in the Middle East, we hear of terroristic attacks, we are seeing violent crime on the rise and other horrible events taking place all over the earth. These fearful events are causing many to be enslaved to fear. Billions are struggling to overcome their personal fears and torments. As I travel the world, I see it in the eyes of many.

One of the most common demonic spirits we encounter in our seminars, personal encounters and missions is the demon of FEAR! In nearly every meeting, we encounter those with spirits of fear and torment (1 John 4:18 tell us that fear involves torment). Many are attached to little dissociative identities that are being terrorized. So many fears, so many torments. Much of it is brought upon souls through trauma and abuse. Some of the fears are rooted in actual, time and space events, that are taking place around us –fearful events. This begs the question: How do we overcome these fearful events?

Loving Jesus (1 John 4:18 also declares perfect love, Jesus, casts out fear) has the answers. We can look at Luke 21:25-28 and see what Jesus offers as the solution:

“And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.”

Jesus offers us the solution. It’s found in us “lifting up our heads” to look up at whom? Jesus, is our redemption! Knowing He is the conqueror of all fears that exist or will exist. I have lived a life of being surrounded by horrific and fearful events. Placed in jail in Africa, enduring numerous physical assaults, being stalked and harassed, recipient of hundreds of death threats (including crucifixion, sexual torture & so much more) and near-death terrifying incidents. I know how to overcome fearful events and life a life of joy and peace!

Practically speaking –do this: (1) remind yourself Jesus is there. He is Lord. He IS in control (2) remind yourself who you are in Christ, in the heavenly realms, that you cannot be touched by fear, for in the spirit, you have been raised into heaven and now in His perfect love (3) actually speak to the spirits of fear and command them to GO from your presence. Be persistent in the forceful command!

Much more can be said, however, these three easy steps will assist you in overcoming personal and fearful events you find yourself in the midst of. Discipline your mind to recall that you are IN Jesus and IN His love!

Common Nature of Ritualism

Do not think for a moment that ritualism and the participation of ritualism is rare. BILLIONS of individuals, in nations around the world, have participated in some element of ritualism. I have been involved in pagan ceremonies too!

These kinds of spiritual exercises can be found in basically every religious and spiritual group on the face of the earth. The Hindus, the Buddhists, the Muslims and all of the other major religions of the world have rituals and ceremonies. These rituals and ceremonies, though varied, call for dedication, submission, and openness. These are spiritual keys demons use when in the context of pagan ritualism to gain entry into human lives! Demons are also energized and appeased during these spiritual times. There is two good reasons why to avoid pagan ritualism.

Allow me to be clear: these rituals involve opening up oneself to spiritual realities (evil spirits and curses) which are spiritual gateways for demons to take advantage of –to invade your life! Moreover, these rituals can open you up to other spiritual realities such as a soul invader!

Recently, in Southern California, I encountered a woman in her 60′s, who 50 years earlier, was forced to participate in hideous sadism. The sadistic ritualism was infused with the powers of witchcraft! She was just a little girl but her family forced her to participate. She was used as a child in gruesome sex rituals where groups of people violated her. The result? Demonic invasion, deep fragmentation of her heart and the invasion of human interjects.

Ritualism and ceremonialism is common! As a young teenager, I attended secret society meetings that were closed to the public. My father was involved in very high levels of Freemasonry thus my participation. Many of you have participated in various kinds of ritualism. Too many to list here but the reality is you have been involved or the very least your ancestors had been involved in some element of ritualism. I highly recommend spiritually investigating to see whether demons or a human interject or a ancient curse is present. Jesus is able to go deep and bring that which is in the darkness into the LIGHT! He is able to bring deliverance to satanic ritualism.