God's Holy Word
I will praise Your Name for Your truth. You have magnified Your Word above your Name. Ps. 138:3.
Study to show yourself approved to God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of Truth. II Tim. 2:15.
All Scripture is given by Inspiration of God & is profitable for doctrine, reproof, correction & instruction in righteousness. That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished to all good works. II Tim. 3:16-17.
As the Heavens are higher than the Earth, so are My ways higher than your ways & My thoughts than your thoughts. So shall My Word be that goes forth out of My mouth. It shall not return to Me void. It shall accomplish that which I please & it shall prosper in the thing where I sent it. Isa. 55:9,11.
Your Word is a lamp to my feet & a light to my path. Ps. 119:105.
Paul's Thorn in the Flesh
Paul’s “thorn in the flesh” is mentioned in II Cor. 12:7 has been a source of mystery to Christians for almost 2000 years. Most people think is was a strange illness or blindness Paul could not get healed from. “LEST I SHOULD BE EXALTED (huperairomai) ABOVE MEASURE THROUGH THE ABUNDANCE OF THE REVELATIONS THERE WAS GIVEN TO ME A THORN (skolops) IN THE FLESH (sarx), THE MESSENGER (angelos) OF SATAN TO BUFFET (kolaphizo) ME.” The Greek word for exalted means “lift up or haughty.” The Greek word for thorn means “splinter.” The Greek word for flesh means “sensuous nature of the human body or like skin stripped of a carcass.” The Greek word for messenger is usually translated “angel.” The Greek word for buffet means to “punch or strike in the ear with the hand or fist.” Paul had received so many supernatural revelations, more than anyone in history, that God did not want his pride to accelerate, so He allowed a fallen angel to occasionally punch or slap him to keep him humble. This abuse may have been physical or in the form of trials and tribulations he later enumerates in the same section of text.
When the NT was written everyone understood this verse because many were Messianic Jews and this was a familiar phrase in the Hebrew OT. The nations that terrorized rebellious Israel were “thorns in their sides” (Numbers 33:55, Joshua 23:13, Judges 2:3), not diseases or illnesses. Paul was not suffering from an illness or sickness. It was a physical attack from one of Satan’s angels in the form of the beatings and trials he mentions in the same chapter. There is not one sickness or illness mentioned in the list.
The Structure of the Spirit World: Eph. Chapter 6
In Eph. 6 the most anointed Christian who ever lived, the Apostle Paul, shares one of his many dramatic revelations. No one understood the spirit world until he shared it with us. Verse 12 is remarkable: “FOR WE WRESTLE NOT AGAINST FLESH (sarx) AND BLOOD BUT AGAINST PRINCIPALITIES (arche) & POWERS (exousia), AGAINST THE RULERS OF THE DARKNESS (kosmokrator) OF THIS WORLD (aion) & AGAINST SPIRITUAL WICKEDNESS (poneria pneumatikos) IN HIGH PLACES (epouranious).” The Greek word for flesh means sensuous human nature. The Greek word for principalities means spiritual rulers. The Greek word for powers means spiritual authorities. The Greek word for rulers of darkness means spiritual world rulers of humanity. The Greek word for world means age. The Greek word for spiritual wickedness means perverted spirits and the Greek word for high places means the atmosphere surrounding the planet earth (not Heaven where God resides). Paul was telling us that the spirit world is like Microsoft or Walmart. It has a CEO (Satan), CFO, COO, executive VP’s, regional VP’s and continuing down to custodians and landscapers, etc. There is a distinct hierarchy of evil supernatural beings ruling humanity and they travel thru the atmosphere covering the earth. The person at work, in your family, at church, at the mall or living next door, that you ignorantly think is your problem, is not. They were supernaturally planted in your life to damage your walk for Christ. The supernatural beings behind the people are the ones out to destroy you. They simply use humans to perform their destructive and highly organized work. These vastly intelligent, merciless agents of Satan cannot be fought with conventional weapons. They can only be thwarted with spiritual ones: The Holy Ghost, the Blood of the Lamb, your holy & sanctified life, your faith, the Word of God and your surrender to God’s will.
These evil supernatural seducers have placed you under 24 hour surveillance and know you better than you know yourself. They know just how and when to tempt you. They hear every whisper and know ALL your weaknesses. The sin in your life gives them quick and firm access to you and your loved ones and it gives them the ability to control you and your family and your circumstances. Only your complete repentance and surrender to the Holy Spirit will save you and break the bondage of the Kingdom of Darkness in your life. BE CAREFUL! YOU ARE BEING STALKED BY SUPERNATURAL BEINGS! HOWEVER, YOU CAN STILL WIN! (Eph. 6:13-18).
Demons Q & A: Basic Training
Evil spirits are mentioned all thru the Bible and are every bit as real as material creations in the natural world. Although confusing to humans, the Word of God reveals the basic foundational truths about the Spirit World:
Q: Does the Bible specifically say a Christian cannot have demons?
A : No. The issue is not addressed however, several Scriptures hint that a Christian can be infected with them (I Tim. 3:7, II Tim. 2:26, Jas. 3:15, Lk. 11:36, Lk. 13:16, II Cor. 7:1, 11:1-4, Acts 8:22-23). I explain this in more detail in my study guide Planos Spirits: The Root Cause of Mental Illness. You can order it off this web site or pick one up at the service this week. Every born again mental health practicioner should have one.
Q: Where do demons come from?
A: No one knows and it’s immaterial. The Book of Enoch says they are the spirits of the ancient civilizations of giants who lived before the flood of Noah. Their spirits did not go to hell at the death of the giant and they were left on the earth to help Satan destroy humanity. King David killed off the last population of the giants and tradition says that most of the bodies were destroyed. Josephus noted in his writings that the bones of these giants were on display in various places during the time of Christ. Some think demons are fallen angles. This is incorrect (Acts 23:8). The Greek word for each are different and have entirely different meanings (GK: angelos vs. daimonion). In addition, the Book of Enoch actually names the main fallen angels and distinguishes them from demons, assuming the book is accurate, which I have not done. Interesting reading? Yes. Inspired? Not sure.
Q: What are demons?
A: Disembodied spirits seeking human or animal embodiment. Humans are embodied spirits. Animals, plants, fish & insects do not have spirits and do not exist after death. Demons desire human bodies to control the planet, spread sin and establish the Kingdom of Darkness. They use human bodies to perform their work assigned to them by Satan. They are Satan’s emissaries and his messengers. They gather information and carry out his diabolical decisions.
Q: What is the main purpose of a demon?
A: To carry out Satan’s will. They follow his instructions by destroying mankind with violence, anger, famine, mental illness, sicknesses, disease, war, death, destructive weather, religions, church denominations, spiritual and natural perversions and every other imaginable evil.
Q: Can a Christian have a demon or be possessed?
A: Yes and No.
- No. A true born-again Christian cannot have a demon in their spirit or be “possessed.” The human spirit is regenerated and the Holy Spirit lives there.
- Yes. Christians can have demons in their brain or body similar to an infection, causing a mental or physical illness. When someone gets saved, the spirit is born again but the mind, soul, conscience and body are not. They are transformed gradually as the Christian “grows in grace and studies to show themselves approved unto God.” A Christian can have demons but cannot be possessed by them (see the Testimonials section on this web site and our YouTube site).
Q: How do Christians become infected (not possessed) with demons?
A: Two main ways: Carryover & backsliding.
- Carryover occurs when a person is infected with spirits before they get saved and they carry the spirits into their Christian life in the same way a person who is sick carries their illness into their Christian life. Just because someone gets saved does not mean they automatically get healed. Hopefully, they get healed later. The same is true of demons. Just because a person gets saved does not mean they automatically get delivered from spirits. Simon the Sorcerer in Acts 8 is a text book example of having CARRYOVER spirits. He was born again and experienced water baptism, was following Phillip and desired the Holy Spirit but, retained many demonic qualities (greed) because he did not go thru deliverance after he was saved.
- Backsliding is a common way Christians become infected with spirits. The gospel in North America and Europe is so watered down that the majority of all Christians backslide at some point in their Christian walk. For example, Billy Graham used to lose at least 85% of his new converts to backsliding. He admitted it was about 90% in a TV interview. Luis Palau and Greg laurie probably generate similar ratios. When someone backslides they can end up worse than they were before they were saved (Mt. 12, Lk. 11). If they go back to drugs, sex, rock & roll and their old sinful life, the demons have legal access to them thru the doctrine of sowing and reaping (Gal. 6:7-9). When they turn their back on God and deliberately sin, the evil spirits attack and enter into their brains and bodies, causing a wide range of, sometimes serious, physical, mental and emotional issues.
Q: How does it happen?
A: Demons can live IN the brains and bodies of humans and animals (Mk. 5) and hijack their minds (II Cor. 4:4, 10:4-5). Their highway to habitation in humans is sin and in animals it is their base level brain IQ. Demons feed off sin like maggots feed off spoiled meat. The more frequent and greater level of sin, the greater numbers and severity of evil spirits legally allowed to enter the person (Gal. 6:8).
Q: Can someone be fully demon possessed?
A: Yes, but this condition is rare and uncommon. They usually live in solitary confinement in prisons or are homeless or in mental institutions. They usually are retained in isolation units or cells where they cannot hurt themselves or others. You will probably never experience a case of full blown possession, however this situation is worsening in the U.S as the prison and homeless populations accelerate.
Q: Can demons cause a mental, emotional or physical illness?
A: Yes. This is a common occurrence. Obviously, not all problems are caused by demons. If you become fixated, you will see them everywhere and end up seriously confused. Many people have a physical illness caused by a demon and they follow James 5 and are not healed. That’s because the illness does not have a medical root. The person recovers instantaneously or gradually after the debilitating spirits are removed. Jesus taught this in the NT. Some people He healed after casting out demons and some were healed with no mention of demons and some were healed at the moment the demons were expelled. Remember, all sickness is caused directly or indirectly by sin, humans or Satan and not by God. Some illnesses are related exclusively to a medical condition. Others are related to demons. The Devil wants to destroy and kill you (John 10:10). The Son of God wants to help and save you (Luke 9:54-56). Discernment is required to determine the root cause of the illness. Is the root cause medical, demonic, a combination or neither?
Q: Do Deliverance ministries help?
A: Yes, but not often. If you go to a deliverance service that does not focus on repentance you may see many demonic manifestations but little healing or complete deliverance. Manifestations do not mean the spirits are being removed. You may go thru a cleansing ministry but, these systems do not work well for the actual removal of the spirits and the person usually goes thru the program several times. You may go thru individual inner healing deliverance where a minister talks to your spirits, reintegrates, sends spirits to judgment, barters the courts of Heaven, etc. but, I have seen very few people permanently delivered using this method. Since it is not a repentance based method, most experience a relapse or reinfection of spirits. Most of their ministry time is spent on soul ties, gathering information from demons, generational issues, interviewing altars, family curses and sinful antiquities. It is a method that does not place it’s main focus on personal repentance, holiness and sanctification. The Lord taught me to approach it like He did. Focus on the person’s sin and repentance (Mt. 4:17, Lk. 14: 26, 27, 33) and less time on curses, explaining the different kinds of demons and breaking down generational sin issues. Jesus did not interview spirits, argue with them or pray about them. When you find someone who will take responsibility for their sin, stop blaming everyone for their problems and who is desperate to be healed, you will see deliverance success rates over 90%.
Q: How did Christianity become so ineffectual in America?
A: Two Reasons :
- Sin. In the ’30s, ’40s and ’50s few Christians had demons. With the breakdown of morals North America and Europe and with the prolific spread of blatant sin on TV, cable, satellite, social media and the Internet, evil spirits are engulfing our civilization with Tsunami levels of destruction. Is it bad now? Yes, but the worst is yet to come (Rev. 9, 17, 18,19). The most powerful demons in existence are not even loose on the earth yet!
- Failure of church and religious denominations. The pathetic spiritual condition of the churches in Europe, America and Canada among others, have allowed our societies to decay into moral insipidness and demonic domination. The churches moved the power of the Holy Spirit out and moved in theology, dogmas, rituals, debates, secular opinions, powerless intellectualized teaching, clothing and hairstyle disputes, social services, entertainment, recreation, athletic events, Christian metal & rap music, parades, mega church extravaganzas, skewed prosperity doctrines, strange fire miracles, new age practices, pedophilia, sexual perversion, the love and adoration of money, ego-maniacal millionaire ministers, false prophetics and much more. The church replaced Holy Ghost preachers with divinity school graduates, TV preachers, Bible college graduates, certified retreat instructors, counselors, doctoral level teachers and seminar expositors and TV preachers with honorary doctorates. The real NT church was based on the Holy Ghost having the pre-eminence (Acts 4:8, 5:3, 11:16, 13:2). Our churches talk about Him but leave little or no time for Him to perform His Mighty Miracles in their services because of fear, confusion and doctrines of demons (I Tim. 4:1-3). The Holy Spirit likes to be in command, which is His rightful place in the church. Pastors and church board members don’t feel comfortable with Him because He cannot be controlled and He does things that are unexpected or appear confusing. In addition, a church that has manifestations of the Holy Spirit draws unusual attacks from Satan thru familiar spirits. Church leaders are unprepared for this type of spiritual warfare. The people are afraid and the pastors turn themselves into life coaches, cheer leaders and life counselors instead of Holy Spirit warriors. The result: Sinking satanic societies that are imploding with sin. 5,000 ministers leave the ministry annually in the U.S. The weakest Christians in the world live in the United States, Europe, United Kingdom, Australia and Canada. All of it caused by seeker friendly preachers, gutless guardians of the Word, carnal counselors, economically driven ego-evangelists and self absorbed lustful ministers. There are almost no churches helping people obtain freedom from spirits and Satanic bondage (Mk. 1, 7, 9). Most ministers are scared, the people are confused and God’s children are simply left to suffer on their own, using medical and psychiatric remedies that don’t cure the root cause of their illness (Jer. 2:8, 3:15, 10:21, 12:10).
Q: How do I tell if I or someone else has become infected with demons?
A: You will have symptoms just like you have symptoms from a medical condition diagnosed by a physician. Symptoms from spirits typically include physical illnesses with multiple and conflicting diagnosis’, weird personality disorders that never leave, odd nightmares, repetitive bad dreams, unexplained depression, chronic addictions (food, drugs, porn, medications, video games, gambling, sex, etc.), uncontrolled periods of rage, lust & cursing, chronic dysfunctional families, arrogance & pride, phobias & illogical stress conditions, spiritual apathy, chronic carnality, inability to love or receive love, lifestyle disruptions, chronic broken relationships, frequent unemployment & job hopping, sporadic church attendance, lack of compassion for the lost, narcissism, self hatred, church hopping and self centered lifestyles.
Q: Can I have more than one demon?
A: Yes. Hitler, Stalin & Hussein for example, were heavily infected with thousands of them (Legion). However, most of the time you will be dealing with a person with much less. There are thousands of kinds of demons but all fall into 3 categories: Unclean, Seducing and Familiar. In my experience they enter people thru the occult, dysfunctional families, mind altering drugs, religion (esp. Christian cults), perverted sexual behavior (orgies, incest, gentleman’s clubs, group sex, pedophilia, bisexuality, homosexuality, clubbing, swapping, adultery, Internet pornography, office affairs, etc.), crime, violence, child abuse & addiction.
Q: What do demons fear the most?
A: The Holy Spirit. He is the only person they truly fear. He has the Blood of Christ, the Power of Jesus, the Cross of Christ and the Word of God. He is omniscient, omnipresent and omnipotent. Any person who will repent from their sin with a broken heart and take responsibility for their behavior can be healed and delivered from spirits by the Spirit of God. He is the only healer (Ps. 34:18, 51:17, 147:3, II Cron. 7:14, Isa. 61:1, Lk. 4:18).
Q: Can I get rid of demons thru counseling, reading the Bible occasionally, attending church, attending psychotherapy, taking medication, participating in religious programs, developing a positive attitude, performing religious rituals, AA, NA, receiving shock treatment, going to retreats & completing cleansing programs, hypnosis, meditating, exercising and reading self-help books & listening to encouragement tapes?
A: No. Once you become infected with spirits they never leave until you are dead. After death, they stay in your family and try to infect a relative. Only the Holy Ghost can drive them out with the Blood of Christ! He is your only hope.
Q: Why are demons so dangerous?
A: They have supernatural powers. They can inject thoughts into your mind. Their greatest skill is DECEPTION (I Tim. 4:1-3). They cannot be diagnosed by the psychiatric or medical professionals and they have convinced most ministers that Christians cannot have them at all. They have NO conscience and are highly motivated, intelligent, manipulative, determined and merciless. They are ruled by Lucifer the Destroyer himself (the study guide that exposes him, “There Really is a Boogeyman” is available on this web site).
Q: Is any of this actually in the Bible?
A: Yes. The following medical and psychiatric conditions were specifically caused by demons: Hearing & speech impediments (Mk. 9:17, 25, Mt. 9:32-33), seizures & convulsions (Lk. 9:42, Mk. 1:26), blindness (Mt. 12:22), stuttering (Lk. 11:14), fevers (Lk. 4:38-39), insanity (Dan. 4:33, 1 Sam. 16:14, 18:10, Mk. 5:15,18, Lk. 8:27, 35-36), suicide & self-destruction (1 Kg. 18:26-28, Mt. 17:15, Mk. 5:5, 9:22, Jn. 10:10), emotional torment (1 Sam. 16:14, Mt. 4:24), murder (1 Sam. 18:9-11, Jn. 13:27, Acts 19:16),divination (Acts 16:16), deception (1 Tim. 4:1-3), lying (1 Kg. 22:22, 2Cr. 18:20-22, Jn. 8:44), strife (Jdg. 9:23), scoliosis/arthritis (Lk. 13:16) & violence (Acts 19:16, Mk. 7:30, 9:26, 1 Sam. 16:15-16).
Q: What are the best books on spirits?
A: Many. The most productive are Pigs in the Parlor by the Hammond’s, Devils & Deliverance by Canadian preacher W.A. White, They Shall Expel Demons by Derek Prince. Win Worley has many informative handouts on spirits.
Q: Is there hope for me if I can’t make it to the services?
A: YES! Your hope lies in The Great Physician and looking only to Jesus, the Author & Finisher of your faith! Go to the “Self Deliverance” page on this web site and begin your journey to freedom and be delivered today!
The Law of Moses: Is it for Today?
The Law and the 10 Commandments in the Old Testament are being attached to the N.T. Gospel by many Christians and Messianic Jews in America. Many people are returning to their “Hebrew Roots” and “Latter Rain” movements and they are deceiving many Christians. Many of the teachings, traditions, commandments and rituals of the Old Testament are being advocated by many ministers, pastors, rabbi’s, priest’s & evangelists in America. What does the N.T. actually say about the Law in this, the Dispensation of Grace?
In II Cor. 3:11,14 Paul explains that the Law is DONE AWAY. (GK: katargeo: cease to exist) & was replaced by the more glorious New Covenant. In Eph. 2:14-15 Paul specifically says the Law’s ordinances and commandments had been ABOLISHED (GK: katargeo) in Christ’s flesh when he broke down the middle wall of partition between God and man, Jew & Gentile. In Heb 8:13 Paul explains that God caused the Law to VANISH AWAY (GK: aphanismos: disappear) and that the Old Law, that is now destroyed, has been replaced by the New Law written on tablets of the heart. In Heb 10:1-23 Paul explains that the Law was only a SHADOW (GK: skia: a shade) for the New Law which was a GOOD THING (GK: agathos: beneficial/excellent) & not just an IMAGE (GK: eikon: likeness/similarity). In Heb 9:11 Paul explains that the N.T. is the GREATER AND MORE PERFECT (GK: teleios: mature/complete) TABERNACLE. In Col. 2:14 Paul explains that the ordinances of the Law had been BLOTTED OUT (GK: exaleipho: wipe or smear away) and we are never to be judged according to any holy day (GK: heorte: feast/festival day) or Jewish new moon day or the SABBATH (GK: Sabbaton: a day of religious repose) because they were only a SHADOW of the N.T. In Col. 2:20 Paul explains that we are dead from the RUDIMENTS (GK: stoicheion: religious fundamentals) and ORDINANCES (GK: dogmatizo: religious doctrines) and COMMANDMENTS & DOCTRINES OF MEN, in Christ. He explains that religious rituals are merely WILL WORSHIP (GK: ethelothreskeia: voluntary human ritualized worship) that perishes and is useless. Jesus said in Mt. 5 that he had not come to destroy the Law or the prophets but to fulfill (GK: plero: complete & end, like a prophecy that ends after being fulfilled). He continued saying that until heaven and earth *pass (GK: parerchomai: change, pass from one condition to another) not one jot or tittle shall *pass from the Law until all be fulfilled (this occured at Calvary; Jn. 19:30). He stated in Lk. 24:44 that ALL things in the Law were fulfilled/completed in Him. He mentions that anyone breaking even one of the least of the commandments (N.T.) will be considered least in the Kingdom of Heaven.
The commandments he was talking about were the NEW commandments of the N.T. laws. Not the OT laws! Most readers misinterpret this section of text. Jesus spends most of Mt. chapters 5, 6 and 7 CANCELING or MODIFYING the O.T. laws on various subjects & replacing them with His NEW laws, creating the foundation for the N.T. In Lk. 16:16-17 Jesus said that from the days of John Baptist the Kingdom of Heaven suffers violence and that ALL the Law and the prophets prophesied UNTIL John and SINCE THAT TIME the Kingdom of God is preached! In the next verse He cancels out the old divorce law found in Dt. 24 and REPLACES it with His new law on divorce, adding it to the New Covenant. In Jn. 7:19 Jesus said the Law was given to the Jews. He did not mention that it was given to Christians. He also points out that even the Jews did not keep the Law! If strict Orthodox Jews in the 1st century could not keep all the moral or ceremonial aspects of the Law, how in the world can Messianic Jews and Christians today keep it?
In John 8:17, 10:34, and 15:25 Jesus refers to Moses’ Law as “your (Jews) Law.” He did not even identify with it anymore! If He didn’t, why should we? The danger in incorporating O.T. rituals & doctrines into Messianic worship services is that the devil will encourage it, to the avoidance of the moving of the Spirit, as he has done in the Roman Catholic church and most Christian denominations. The devil will try to fill services with readings, fancy music, rituals & attractive formal prayers & refuse to allow time or faith for the Spirit to move & minister.
Jesus said in Lk. 5:36-6:11 that you do not pour new wine into old wine skins & that the people using the old wine skins are not eager to switch to the new! He then goes on to break the Sabbath twice. By including the O.T. laws with N.T. laws we run the risk of spiritual confusion by allowing Satan to sow tares among the wheat & plant fowls to hide under the branches of the church (Mt. 13:25, Mk. 4:4, 32). Religious institutions that use the Law for spiritual & sanctification purposes introduce legalism & establish a performance based standard of relating to God, which does not work. I call it the Reggie White Syndrome. If you mix the two dispensations & the two covenants, you end up with Paul’s letter to the Galatians & Romans. If Paul & John did not keep the Sabbath or the Old Law of Moses, why should anyone, Jew or Gentile, keep it today? New wine goes in new wineskins (Mt. 9:17, Mk. 2:22, Lk. 5:37). The Hebrew Roots & Latter Rain movements are based on false doctrines and should be avoided at all costs.
Why do Protestants have difficulty understanding some of the Teachings of Roman Catholicism?
The Roman Catholic church is the largest “Christian” organization in the world and the largest single religious group on the planet with over 1.2 billion adherents (there are approximately 1.1 billion Muslims & 700 million Pentecostals, plus many others). Untold articles have been authored on this organization, pro and con, over the centuries. Years ago Catholic priest’s like Luther, Huss & Calvin started the Protestant revolution after they carefully read the New Testament and discovered many of the teachings of the church appeared to contradict the N.T. What are some of the concerns they had?
- Popes, Bishops, Cardinals and Priests are usually forbidden to marry in the Catholic church. This causes confusion among Protestants because Peter was married (Mk. 1: 29-31). In addition, the Priest Zacharias was married (Lk. 1: 5,13). Bishops are permitted to marry (1 Tim. 3:2) as are Deacons (1 Tim. 3:11).
- Catholics commonly bow in front of statues in church. Some Protestants are confused over this practice because of the admonition in Ex. 20:3-5.
- During Mass it is taught that a Priest can forgive someone’s sins. The NT teaches only God can forgive sins (Mk. 2:7).
- Catholics call some of their spiritual leaders “Father.” This is a concern to some Protestants because Jesus recommend against this practice (Mt. 23:9).
- Some Catholics ask Mother Mary or a deceased person, to act as a go-between for them to God. This practice confuses many Protestants because the concept of a mediator between living Christians and God appears to have been reserved ONLY for Jesus & the Holy Spirit (1 Tim. 2:5-6, 1 Jn. 2:1-3, Acts 4:10, 12, Jn. 14:6, Heb. 3:1, 4:14, 7:25, Rom. 8:26-27, 34).
- Purgatory confuses many Protestants because of it’s absence in the 4 gospels and in any of the teachings of Paul or John in Revelation. Additional confusion was generated in December 2005 when the concept of “Limbo” was removed in the Catholic tradition after being taught by Pope’s for over 8 centuries. It affected over 6 billion dead souls. The Bible appears to teach that when a person dies they either go to directly to Hell or Heaven (Lk. 16:19-31, Mt. 25:41,46, Heb. 9:27). The “Limbo of the Innocents” and removal of “original sin” causes confusion because it has no N.T. scriptural foundation.
- The concept of Mother Mary has caused much confusion in Protestantism. Some Catholics worship her and others do not. Some see her as divine and others do not. Some see her as a co-mediator of humanity an others do not. The NT describes her in a very positive light but does not seem to give her any special spiritual status beyond being the devoted mother of Jesus (Lk. 11:27-28, Eph. 4:4-6). Jesus specifically noted that any born again Christian had the same spiritual status as his mother. We do know Mary (Gk. “Maria” or “Miriam”) was a pentecostal (Acts 2), had other children (Mt. 13:55) and called God her “savior” (Lk. 1:47), which seems to indicate her need for remission of sins. Other doctrines regarding Mary which confuse Protestants are “perpetual virginity” (Mt. 1:25), bleeding Mary statues, her being born without original sin (Rom. 3:23) & apparitions of her (ham sandwiches, cakes, toast, buildings, clouds, etc.), none of which have any foundations in the N.T.
- Catholics ascribe the word “Saint” to a special class of deceased Christians. Protestants are confused over this designation because all born again believers, dead or alive (I Cor. 1:2, 6:1-2, Eph. 5:3, Phil. 1:1, 4:22, Jude 1:14, Rev. 13:7, 20:9) receive this designation in the N.T.
- The concept of Catholic food and marriage restrictions is confusting to protestants in light of I. Tim. 4:1-3.
- I have personally known many God fearing, born again Catholics who are dedicated servants of God. Hardcore Christianity has a special deliverance program designed especially for Catholics and we attempt to assist them whenever possible. I have seen many Catholics delivered from demons and healed. The aforementioned list of Protestant concerns simply reflects areas of confusion between the doctrines of the two religious bodies and does not represent a criticism of the Catholic religion. A greater clarification of the doctrines of the two entities, from my perspective, will lead to greater understanding and good will between the groups.
Is Heaven and Hell Eternal or Temporary?
We read in the Scripture that Heaven and Hell are eternal. Does this mean that they will never end? What does the Word actually reveal about this subject?
- Phil. 4:20 states that the GLORY OF GOD is “forever and ever,” meaning it will never come to an end. This Greek phrase (eis aion aion) means “unto age to age without end.” Heb. 13:8 states that JESUS CHRIST is the same yesterday, today and forever (eis aion), meaning that the Son of God never changes into perpetuity. I Peter 1:23 & 25 states that the WORD OF GOD lives and abides “forever” (eis aion: unto the ages), meaning that it never ends. John 6:58 states that Jesus is the BREAD OF LIFE and if one eats Him, they shall “live forever” (eis aion), meaning they will always be alive and He will never die. II Peter 1:11 states the the KINGDOM OF CHRIST is “everlasting” (aionios: without ending or ceasing). I Tim. 6:16 states that the HONOR and POWER of God is “everlasting” (aionios), meaning it never ends. It is universally agreed in all Christian religions, cults & denominations that the above Scriptures and the associate Greek words literally mean Eternal or Everlasting (without ever coming to an end).
- In Mt. 25:41 Jesus said that on Judgment Day the sinners on his left are cursed and will be cast into Hell which is described as “everlasting” fire (aionios pur) and that Hell (hades) was originally prepared for the Devil and his Angels, not humans. In verse 46 Jesus explains that sinners will be sent to “everlasting” punishment and the righteous will be sent to life “eternal.” The Greek word “aionios” is used for BOTH WORDS in this verse and mean the same thing. Mt. 18:8 states that if your hand offends you it is better to cut it off and go thru life without a hand than to have two hands to be cast into the “everlasting” (aionios) fire of Hell. In verse 44 & 46 Jesus says that the worms in Hell do not die and the fires of Hell are not quenched (GK: sbennymi: extinguished). THE FIRES OF HELL WILL NEVER BE PUT OUT. Rev. 20:10 states that the Devil and the False Prophet will be cast into the Lake of Fire (GK: limne pur: pond of flames) and will be tormented “forever and ever” (GK: eis aion aion), meaning they will never ever escape the punishment of Hell. In the 14th verse it says that Death and Hell (GK: hades) are cast into the Lake of Fire and that this is the 2nd death.
- There are a few Satanic cults that teach that Hell will some day burn out and that everyone in Hell will get out after an unknown period of time or purification. This is an obvious fabrication of familiar spirits. Satan wants people to think that they can live in sin and eventually be saved without having to repent or surrender their will to Christ. The exact same words that state that Heaven, God’s Glory, God’s Word and Jesus as eternal and never ending also say Hell, punishment for sinners and punishment for Satan and his angels are eternal and never end. Hell will obviously never be extinguished and neither the Devil or his angels or his human servants will ever get out!
Why don't Christian Drug, Sex & Alcohol Programs seem to work very well?
There are a number of Christian based treatment/rehabilitation programs throughout the country that are designed to help people, Christian and non-Christian, overcome their chemical addictions and live lives of sobriety and productivity. Unfortunately, the effectiveness of all of these programs could drastically be improved by adding several essential missing ingredients. Fortunately, most Christian based programs tend to demonstrate statistically superior success rates when compared to secular ones. AA and NA experience approximately 85% to 97% relapse rates. Treatment centers and hospital programs exhibit similar patterns. The AMA estimates that up to 40% of all patients in general hospital beds in the U.S.A. are there for some problem related to chemical dependency. Most Christian based programs have higher success rates for their graduates but also have significant drop out and relapse rates. Typically 50% to 85% of all patients that start a residential treatment program quit before completion. The Christian programs generally rely on educational tapes, sermons, guest speakers, strict discipline, videos, individual counseling, group therapy, Bible studies, chapel worship, family visits, work details, annual award dinners, recreation and fund raising activities.
My experience working as a professional counselor and Bible teacher in several of these type of programs for many years has allowed me to observe a dramatic missing ingredient: The programs do not implement productive methods of dealing with unclean spirits. Unclean spirits are the key tools Satan uses to cause life destroying addictions (drugs, alcohol, sex, food, exercise, social media, video games, gambling, etc.). They penetrate or infect the person’s brain and body (Mk. 5, Lk. 13, Mk. 1, Lk. 11, Dan. 4, Job 4, I Tim. 4:1-3) causing internal cravings and anxiety that the patient cannot permanently overcome and does not understand. Program directors mistakenly think that chapel services, Bible studies, discipline training, prayer and Christian fellowship alone will correct the problem. Unfortunately, it is incomplete because something miraculous is missing. The Holy Spirit is the only person who can completely heal a person of an addiction. He must be given freedom to move in, through and among the clients and patients. He alone is able to cast out the demons of addiction and heal their bodies; allowing the person freedom to pray, learn and grow. I have frequently seen many clients in rehabilitation programs who cannot be successful because they don’t know they have unclean spirits or they don’t know how to get remove them. By definition, every addict is out of control and has unclean spirits. Almost none of the treatment programs in the United States allow for teaching about unclean spirits and how to remove addiction demons. It is a vast area of spiritual ignorance among Christian leaders.
I have personally seen many addicts and ministers delivered from demons who improved dramatically in treatment programs as apposed to those who constantly struggle because they have not been able to overcome their internal cravings given to them by the spirits in their bodies. Relapsing is common. Drop outs are common. Unfortunately, most leadership in rehabilitation programs do not understand demons and are afraid to deal with them. Many of the leaders are themselves infected with spirits from their own prior drug/alcohol usage. What needs to be done? Restructure the programs: (1) Genuine repentance and a born again experience must be ascertained for EVERY new believer. I have personally led many men to the Lord for the first time in their lives who had been working a program for months or years. (2) Cast out the unclean spirits of addiction. If a person graduates and still has addiction demons in their brain or body they will probably relapse within few months. (3) The Baptism of the Holy Ghost must be required before any patient graduates. If the programs would give the Holy Spirit the preeminence, the relapse statistics would drop dramatically (Acts 2, 8, 10, 19). Patients who do not have their own Heavenly prayer language are at significant risk for relapse. (4) Each client must complete their GED and be referred to the state employment office or the state department of vocational rehabilitation prior to graduation, if appropriate. The drug/alcohol counselors and instructors should be trained by the job developers and vocational rehabilitation counselors to assist in this process. The training is usually free. (5) On line services must be provided in several areas: job search, resume construction, training programs, certificate programs, ministry programs, etc. Each client need to receive some specialized training, regardless of length, before graduation. With these implementations relapse rates will drop dramatically and a permanent cure of the addiction can be actualized.
What does it really mean to be Born Again?
Are you a Christian? Are you saved? Are you a born again? These are typical questions people ask to determine if a person is a follower of Jesus Christ and is bound for Heaven. But, what does that phrase actually mean by God’s definition? Jesus told Nicodemus in John 3:3 “Except a man be born again he cannot see the Kingdom of God.” The Greek phrase for born again is “gennao anothen” which means “to be generated or born from above.” A person who is not a Christian is spiritually dead, meaning that their inner spirit man (GK: pneuma) is dead in trespasses and sins. When they become “born again” their spirit is resurrected from the dead or quickened from the dead (Eph. 2:1, 5, Col. 2:13, I Pet. 3:18, I Cor. 15:45). This is a supernatural spiritual experience that can actually be felt by the repentant & believing God seeker. However, their soul (GK: psuche) and their mind (GK: nous) and their body (GK: soma) are not resurrected/quickened/born again. The person has the same mind, soul and body after their salvation as they had before. These areas are transformed over time by their productive Christian walk (Rom. 12:1-2). The body isn’t “born again” so to speak, until the Rapture when the Lord grants us glorified bodies (I Cor. 15:52).
Why is this important? Many people who think they are saved and are Christians actually are not. To experience the “miracle of the new birth” a person must be (1) Drawn to God by the Holy Spirit (Jn. 6:44). (2) Convicted of their sin by the Holy Spirit & God’s holy Word (Jn. 8:9). (3) They must have Godly sorry for their sin & iniquity against God (II Cor. 7:9-10). (4) They must be repentant in their heart of their rebellion and disobedience (Mt. 3:2, 4:17, Mk. 1:5, 6:12, Lk. 13:3, 16:30, Act 2:38, 3:19, 8:22, 17:30, 26:20, Rev. 2:5, 2:16, 2:21-22, 3:3, 19). (5) Their life must be surrendered (past, present and future) to Christ as Lord and not just Savior (Mt. 10:24-25, Lk. 14:26-27, 33, Act 8:37). The born again experience is caused and experienced thru the Holy Spirit and not thru human intellect. It is a supernatural experience of the heart received thru child like faith (Mt. 13:15, 18:3, Mk. 4:12). Being a Jesus “fan” or general believer is not enough to get a person forgiven and into Heaven. Intelligence and education will not work. The value of this understanding is vital to explaining the bankrupt status of Christianity in America. People are told they are “saved” in North America if they “believe” in Jesus, “accept” Jesus as Savior, “join” a church, “perform” good works, fill out a card, say a short prayer and “change” their positive speak, etc. This does NOT work. Believing in Jesus does not get you to Heaven. The apostle James said “demons also believe” in Christ (Jas. 2:19). They are obviously not “born again.” The only way to get to Heaven is by being “gennao anothen.” There is no other way. There are only two types of people on the planet. Those who are born again and those who are not.
The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association does follow up research on their crusades and have determined that approximately 85% or more of their new converts backslide and are not in church within 6 months of their crusade. The reason for this is that the new “converts” believed in Christ intellectually and accepted Him emotionally but they were not “born again” in their spirits. The few that were actually born again, backslide shortly after the crusade because they were not told the hardcore truth of the gospel: It will cost them everything they have to come to Christ and they must surrender all (Mt. 10:37-39). Casually raising your hand or saying the “sinner’s prayer” does not save anyone. They MUST be “born again” (Jn. 3:5). Faith healer A.A. Allen in the 1960s used an effective method. He would have an altar call for salvation in his crusades after which the “new converts” were taken to a separate tent and required to pray until they had EXPERIENCED the moving of the Spirit and the miracle of the new birth. The great evangelist Phillip in Acts told the Ethiopian eunuch he could only be baptized in water “If he believed with ALL his heart.” Indifferent or casual converts were not accepted into the early Church. It was life and death to them. Unfortunately, it is only a lifestyle issue to us in the 21st century. All evangelists should remember that casual converts make casual backsliders. Your “numbers” of new converts will be higher by lowering the standards of salvation and making is sound easy to get “saved” but, you will lose them later. It is far more productive to preach a hardcore message, drawing the “line in the sand.” This will attract hardcore converts who will stay and become disciples. Your initial statistics will be lower but your long term retention rates will be higher. Are you sure you are saved? MAKE SURE you have received the born again experience! Just thinking and believing and telling yourself you are saved does not mean you are. Jesus said “You MUST be born again.”
What is the Most Incredible Miracle in the Bible?
The Bible is replete with amazing miracles. The spirit world is a remarkable mystery that not even the most spiritual and gifted saints fully understand. The power of the Holy Spirit and Satan is so great that the human mind can’t absorb the full magnitude of it. What is the most incredulous miracle after Gen. 1:1 and the resurrection of Jesus? What are the contenders? 1. Satan’s destruction of Job’s family and property (Job 1,2). 2. The 10 plagues of Egypt (Ex. 7). 3. The Red Sea crossing (Ex. 14). 4. Joshua stopping the sun (Joshua 10:12) 5. The raising of Lazarus (Jn. 11). 6. Noah’s ark (Gen. 6). Teleportation of the Ship (Jn. 6:21). What may be the most remarkable?
The Son of God loved riding in boats. He loved water. He used it to preach, travel, sleep, relax, bond with his disciples and break from the pressing crowds. Boating & fishing in Biblical times was potentially dangerous because any significant storm capsized many fishing and transport crafts.
Mk. 4 reveals an interesting event. The disciples were in the boat at sea and Jesus was sleeping, as usual. There arose a great storm (GK. megas lailaps anemos/an above water storm or hurricane of some significant level). The storm was caused by the devil because Jesus arose and “rebuked” (Gk. epitimao) the attack. This is the same Greek word used to describe Christ rebuking demons and satanic forces. It is only used under these circumstances. In Mt. 8 we see what may be the greatest miracle in the Bible and a second time the devil attempted to drown Jesus. In this incident a great tempest (Gk. megas seismos) arose in the sea and the waves were covering the entire ship. The disciples again woke Jesus and he “rebuked” (Gk. epitimao) the SEA and the wind. This incident was not an above ground storm as in Mk. 4 above. It was an under sea earthquake (seismos). JESUS AWOKE OUT OF A DEAD SLEEP AND STOPPED A TSUNAMI. If the Savior can stop a tsunami He can meet any of your life’s most difficult challenges when you pray in faith!
What Really Causes Homosexuality?
I need to preface this article by noting that I will be explaining this phenomenon based on my years of experience as a counselor (37+) and my knowledge of the Holy Scriptures and practical experience. Homosexuality is accelerating at a remarkable pace in America. I suspect it will be common by 2015. It is formally estimated that only about 8% of the general population is officially homosexual. The statistic is actually much higher if we factor in bisexuals, heterosexuals living on the “DL” and the wide range of sexual behaviors associated with lesbianism.
Homosexuality and homosexual behavior need to be bifurcated. The former may or may not include the latter and vise verse. As you know, there are many people who are non-practicing homosexuals and there are many who are heterosexuals engaging in homosexual behavior. For example, many Catholic priests are non-practicing homosexuals. Some “fall off the wagon” and become pedophiles. The LA diocese in 2007 paid close to a billion dollars to settle hundreds of personal injury law suits involving these catastrophic cases involving homosexual or bisexual priests. In Chile the entire population of priests resigned over a systemic pedophile plague. For example, the African-American community in America is currently facing a strange cultural phenomenon. Many heterosexual married males are “living on the DL (down low)” and engage in recreational homosexual behavior while having no desire to leave their wives or heterosexual livestyles. The AIDS virus is abnormally higher in both males and females in this minority group. Also, many Caucasians are “coming out of the closet” and leaving their families to pursue their latent desires for homosexual/bisexual behavior.
The cause of homosexuality is usually debated alone these lines: (1) “It’s genetic and they are born that way.” (2) “It’s a conscious choice, having nothing to do with birth.” They are both correct. (A) Many heterosexuals choose to engage in homosexual behavior for a variety of reasons (recreational, financial, emotional, social). Lipstick lesbians, party girls, prostitutes, men with male prostitutes, etc. Most of the women who make pornographic films involving female to female sexual activity are not lesbians and are simply acting. Many are bisexual. Many heterosexual woman engage in lesbian activity at gentleman’s clubs or orgies for recreational or financial purposes. Threesomes & other group sex events frequently involve homosexual behavior by heterosexuals. Actress Ann Height, was living with Ellen Degeneres, a hardcore lesbian. One morning she decided she was not homosexual, ended the relationship and later married a male. The same thing happened to Melissa Ethridge, a famous country singer. She had two surrogate children by her “lesbian” lover and singer/donor David Crosby. Her lover decided one day she was no longer homosexual and left to date men. These people behave like homosexuals by choice but, are heterosexual. (B) In the fall of Adam, as Paul explains in Romans, humans are born “damaged goods.” All kinds of things can and do go wrong in the womb thru genetics, generational curses, being born in sin & our inherited DNA. Many people are born with certain traits that encourage certain types of sinful behavior later in life. Some people are born with chemical aversions to alcohol or other chemicals or medications. A “cheap drunk” is far more apt to develop alcoholism and is typically more addicted than a heavy dysfunctional social drinker. Some people are born with an abnormally high sex drive, pushing the person into sexual addictions and promiscuity. Some people are born with physical or mental birth defects. Some people are born with latent sexual desires for the same sex thru hormonal or chemical imbalances or they may be born with abnormal fat cells or slower metabolisms leading to debilitating obesity issues. Others are born under generational curses and become infected with spirits in the womb. What is the bottom line with birth conditions? Just because someone is born with a genetic predisposition, propensity or penchant for a certain type of sin does not make the behavior morally correct. It is still a sin to become a glutton or drunkard even if the person was dealt a “bad hand” of heredity. The same is true of homosexuality. A very small percentage of people are born with a leaning toward same sex desires however, this is not the MAIN cause of homosexuality, in my years of experience as a counselor.
Most people become homosexuals (male and female) thru childhood sexual abuse or dysfunctional parenting, which allow the entrance of unclean spirits of sexual perversion into the home. The spirits then infect the bodies & minds of the children. The spirits take advantage of the soul wounds and emotional pain from childhood. The demons usually enter the body when they are young, creating a false impression to the person that they were born gay, because they don’t recall ever having heterosexual desires. Some of these unclean spirits are so strong they can actually morph the person’s body, appearance and mind into resembling the opposite sex. You may recall seeing some lesbians who look so masculine (physically, mentally, emotionally) that you would swear by their presentation and personality temperament that they are males. You have seen some men so effeminate that you would swear they are females, if you were not aquainted with them. The trans movement is an example. These powerful unclean spirits are the ones that inspire patients to seek sex change operations and are the foundation of trans-gendered and cross dressing lifestyles. Many ministries set up retreats and seminars to treat homosexuality, pedophilia and pornography addictions. Unfortunately, they are usually ineffective. The camps include significant private & group therapy, counseling, prayer, church activity, Scripture study, worship and full-time employment or busy work to help support the ministry. Unfortunately, these programs do not deal with the unclean spirits and the person usually returns to their old lifestyle soon after discharge. None of the Christian camps set up to “cure” homosexuality work. Conversion or reparative therapy has been outlawed in California due to, inpart, it’s ineffectiveness.
Is homosexual behavior a sin? Yes, (Romans 1, Lev. 18) but is is not listed in the Bible as a greater or worse sin than adultery, bestiality, pornography, murder, stealing, lying, pedophilia, etc. Are homosexual emotions and desires a sin? No. These come from the spirits in the body. What is the cure for homosexuality? Deliverance and repentance. THE UNCLEAN SPIRITS MUST BE CAST OUT OF THE BODY AND THE BRAIN (Mt. 8:16, 10:1, Lk 11:14, Mk. 1, 16). These type of spirits are very strong and it requires the full cooperation of the infected person for complete deliverance to occur. The body then must be healed (James 5, Isa. 53) and the mind renewed (Rom. 12:1-2) to complete the recovery. All of these miracles can only be accomplished by the Holy Spirit. Human effort, training, teaching and knowledge alone will not suffice. Condemning homosexuals, bisexuals, transsexuals, adulterers, or fornicators is not our place as children of God in the gospel. Loving them with the truth and the anointing of the Holy Ghost can lead to their repentance and complete recovery.
Do You Have a Spiritual Infestation? Symptoms of Being Infected with Spirits:
Many Christians are suffering from mysterious illnesses (mental, physical, spiritual, emotional) that will not dissipate with conventional medical treatment and will not eviscerate thru prayer, worship, Bible reading, church attendance, fasting, laying on of hands, seminars, retreats or thru the use of oils. In most American churches the majority of parishioners are physically or mentally ill and are unable to unlock the key to healing. In early 2007 I preached at the Reformed Christian Church of God in Lagos, Nigeria and I took a poll before starting my sermon. I asked if anyone in the church (approximately 250 people) was physically sick and needed to be healed. No one raised their hands. I asked if anyone in the church needed to be delivered from demonic oppression. No one raised their hands. They were all healed and delivered. This was normal for their church. This poll would have had the opposite results in almost every church in America. Most of the church people would have raised their hands in the U.S. needing prayer for healing & deliverance. Most Christians are mentally, spiritually, physically or emotionally ill. The main reason? The inability of Christians to distinguish between an illness with a medical root vs. an illness with a demonic root. This is the reason I wrote the book “Atonement Healing” listed in the store section of this web site. The root cause of the illness, in many cases, is not psychological or medical, it is demonic. Christians cannot be “possessed” by spirits however, a Christian may be “infected” in the brain or body with spirits, causing a mental or physical illness. These people have been praying for “healing” when they really needed “deliverance.” What are some symptoms that you may be infected by spirits (Lk. 13:12, Mk. 1, 7, 9)?
- Hearing foreign voices audibly or in the mind.
- Seeing female angels or shadow figures at night.
- Migraine headaches with no organic cause (the patient’s CT and MRI exams are “normal”).
- Uncontrolled racing thoughts, particularly at night, just before sleep.
- Persistent, unwarranted fears, phobias or anxieties.
- Nightmares or strange repetitive dreams, most of which are negative.
- Persistent anti-social, obsessive, useless, compulsive negative thoughts.
- Chronic memory or concentration deficits with no organic or traumatic cause.
- Most (not all) learning disabilities.
- Chronic inability to feel the Holy Spirit or “break through” to God. Chronic feelings of isolation from God.
- Biblical reading deficits. The “my mind goes blank when I try to read the Word” syndrome.
- Formally diagnosed mental illness such as bipolar, OCD, PTSD, DID, OTD, ADHD, ADD, etc.
- An revulsion toward people or a consistent absence of compassion for others.
- Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).
- Long term chronic depression or dysthymia.
- Uncontrolled anger or rage which manifests suddenly. The “short fuse” syndrome.
- Isolationism, severe shyness or self rejection.
- Frequent premonition dreams.
- Lung disorders (sleep apnea, asthma and some COPD).
- Non-traumatic arthritic disorders (RLS, fibromyalgia, RSD, PN).
- Physical illness with no objective medical diagnosis or multiple medical diagnosis.
- “Hypochondriac” illnesses that no one really believes you have.
- Body aches and pains that move or travel to other areas of the body.
- Obsessive religious thoughts & ideas that do not really help anyone.
- Chronic religious thoughts regarding the end of the world, the Rapture or the Apocalypse.
- Prior experience in the occult or religious cults such as Christian Science, JW, Mormonism, Unity, Scientology, TM, Satanism, Shriner, Masonry, etc.
- Strong knowledge of the Bible and Christianity while living a chronic secretive unholy lifestyle. A sinful “Bible thumper”.
- Chronic bitterness, ought or unforgiveness towards self or others that won’t permanently leave.
- Antisocial behaviors (chronic unemployment, job hopping, frequent firings, church hopping, relationship break-ups, suicidal thoughts).
- Chronic church hopping after being rejected for discovering “deception” or “false teaching” in the group.
- A critical/critiquing nature regarding religion, theology, churches and pastors.
- Feeling the need to constantly give a “word” from God to people with the ability to effortlessly dismiss it or make excuses when it does not come true or is rejected by the recipient.
- Constantly blaming others for self-inflicted personal, medical or financial problems.
- Seeing conspiracies in the church & the world. Chronic paranoia of brain chips, federal government, U.S. military, mind scanning or body poisoning.
- Having an aversion to employment because “god” called them into the ministry full time despite no support, no fruit and frequent rejection.
- Demonic Grandiosity: Strong thoughts or voices saying “god said I would be “preaching to nations,” “I will win bilions of souls to Christ,” “I am to start a new move of god,” “You are one of the two witnesses,” “You will be healing the nations,” “You will be clearing out hospitals,” “You will be traveling to heaven and talking to jesus, saints, god and the holy spirit, etc.”
If the aforementioned symptoms are consistent and/or chronic in yourself or a loved one, deliverance is required. Only by REMOVING the spirits from the brain or body will the person completely recover. Praying, reading the Bible, attending seminars & conferences, receiving counseling or therapy is not a substitute for deliverance (Mk. 9:38-39). Jesus said deliverance is for the believer, not the unbeliever (Mk. 7:27).
Giants in the Old Testament: The Secret Finally Revealed.
The Hebrew word “rapha” was translated Rephaim (a race of giants) in Josh. 15:8, 18:6 Gen. 14:5, 15:20, 2 Sam. 5:18, 22, 23:13, I Cr. 11;15, 14:9, Isa. 17:5. However, the KJV incorrectly translates this word as “dead” or “deceased” in Job 26:5, Ps. 81:10, Pr. 2:18, 9:18, 21:16, Isa. 14:8, 26:14, 19, Dt. 3:11 causing interpretive confusion. These verses are correctly translated in the Septuagint. The Jewish historian Josephus comments on the giants and their fate (Ant. Bk. 5, Ch. 2). Isa. 26:14 indicates they will not be resurrected in the future, as all humans will. These fornicating fallen angels are currently in Sheol/Hades/Hell because of this special sin of sexual perversion (Pr. 2:18, 9:18, 21:16, Isa. 26:14, 19, II Pet. 2:4-5, Jude 6-7, I Pet. 3:19, Isa. 14:9). They existed before and after the flood of Noah (Gen. 6:4). The Hebrew phrase “ben elohim” translated “sons of God” means angel and is translated this way in the Septuagint (Gen. 6:3, Job 1:6, 2:1). It is never translated as “man” or human. The “sons of god” could not have been sinful humans or descendants of Adam because humans, as in all of nature, can only reproduce “after their kind” (Gen. 1:21, 25, 6:20, 7:14). Evolution is an unfounded theory based on “missing links” and in some cases junk science. There are no examples in biology of anything reproducing something after “another kind.” People cannot reproduce giants and it has never been recorded in human history. The Bible does not say angels are incapable of reproduction, but it does indicate that they do not marry (Mt. 22:30, Mk. 12:25). The Word does not record any female angels & to our knowledge they do not exist.
In II Pet. 2:4 and Jude 1: 6-7 we notice that these fornicating angels are in hell (GK: tartaros/the lowest portion of hell/hades) and they are in chains of torment and darkness until judgment day. Josephus also verifies that the sons of god were angels who had intercourse with human females (Ant. Bk. I, Ch. 3) and generated the giants. Why did they do it? No one is sure however, it appears it was done to destroy humanity, give Satan control of the planet and to eliminate the blood line of the Messiah predicted in Gen. 3:15. If we understand that the giants of old were very large (8′ to 15′ tall) and possessed superhuman strength (see the description of Goliath in I Sam. 17), it is not hard to understand how the pyramids and many other amazing ancient ruins were built that were clearly beyond the physical and architectural capability of humans. It was probably not UFO’s or aliens. It was probably the ancient race of giants!
Auto Immune Diseases: Why can't I get Healed?
Most Prevalent AI Diseases : Addison Disease : Adrenal insufficiency. Anklylosing Spondylitis : Spinal arthritis. Graves Disease : Hyperthyroidism. Guillian-BarreSyndrome : Nervous system & muscle weakness. Multiple sclerosis : CNS disease w/ myelin destruction. Reiter Syndrome : Similar to Anklyosis Spondylitis. Rheumatoid & Juvenile Arthritis : Severe joint pain & deformity. Scleroderma : Thickening of body & organs. Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus : Beta cell destruction & insulin malfunction. Myasthenia Gravis : Voluntary muscle weakness. Psoriasis : Skin Cell disease (red, dry, itchy, etc.).
In my counseling career (31+years) and in my ministry (8+years) in healing & deliverance I have noticed an interesting pattern in the root cause of AI and in the cure. The Holy Spirit has provided some interesting revelations. I have noticed that these unusual diseases are almost always related to deep seated emotional issues in the person. Either currently or in the past the person has experiences significant and/or persistent self hatred, self disgust, low self esteem, self criticism, hatred of others and an emotional breech of a significant male in the patient’s childhood. In almost all the cases the patient developed a chronic pattern of negative thinking, critical spirit, poor body image and a secret desire to disappear, die or commit suicide. Over a period of years the person developed a negative pattern of self hatred or critical hatred of abusers and the body mysteriously begins to agree with the mind of the person. The body begins to attack itself and in a sense, murder itself.
The root cause of AI can be found in the violation of the Word of God: I John 4:16-19: “We have known & believed the love (agape) that God has to us. God is love & he that dwells (Gk./meno: remains) in love dwells in God & God in Him. Herein is our love made perfect (Gk./teleioo: matured), that we may have boldness in the day of judgment. Because as He is, so are we in this world. There is no fear in love . Perfect (Gk./teleioo: matured) love casts out fear. Fear has torment (Gk./kolasis: punishment torture). He that fears is not made perfect (Gk./teleios: mature) in love. We love him, because he first loved us.” Mt. 5:23: “Therefore if you bring your gift to the altar & there remember that your brother has ought (Gk./tis: anything) against you. Leave your gift before the altar & go your way. First be reconciled (Gk./diallasso: fix or repair) to your brother, then come offer your gift.”
The reason most patients with AI cannot get healed despite years of prayer and hundreds praying on their behalf is that they have deep seated ought against themselves and they have dormant wounds on their soul from abuse, usually childhood or marital. When a person hates themselves it provides legal rights to spirits of infirmity (Lk. 13). They attack the body and cause incurable illnesses that cannot be removed by the prayer of others. In fact, the patients have been prayed for so many times that they have “given up” seeking prayer and have reconciled to their condition. In fact, they are “offended” at the offer of prayer and develop a sense that they have a “thorn in the flesh.” How can they be cured? Isolate the root of the negative emotions, confess the sin to God, rebuke the spirits of infirmity and cast the curse from the body. Once the curse is broken and the spirits’ legal rights are revoked the patient gradually or instantly recovers. The wound or scar on the soul must be removed by the Holy Spirit.
Glorious Glossa: The Incredible Spiritual Advantages of Praying & Singing in Tongues.
The personal edification Gift of Glossa allows the person to speak directly to God and speak spiritual mysteries not understood by humanity (vs. 2). It allows the person to edify (oikeodomeo/build a home or structure) themselves spiritually (vs. 4, Jude 1:20). Paul wants everyone to speak personal edification Glossa (vs. 5). It is inappropriate to come to someone and communicate directly in Glossa without the interpretation (vs. 6-12). If that is done, the person speaking Glossa should pray for the interpretation (vs. 13). When you pray in Glossa your spirit is praying and your understanding (nous/mind) cannot understand what you spirit is saying (vs. 14). We are to pray with the mind and pray with the spirit (Glossa). We are to sing with the mind and sing with the spirit (glossa, vs. 15). Glossa is a blessing to your spirit man (vs. 16). Paul was a professional Glossa speaker (vs. 17). He explains that the Gift of Glossa was predicted by the great prophet Isaiah (28:11-12). Glossa is a sign (semeion/miracle) to unbelievers (vs. 22). Indescriminate Glossa in groups can confuse unbelievers (vs. 23).
The public edification Gift of Glossa has restrictions. There are to be no more than 3 public messages in Glossa per service and someone with the Gift of Interpretation must be present (vs. 27). If an Interpreter is not present in the meeting the person is to give the message in Glossa to themselves & God only (vs. 28). The Gift of Glossa (public and private) can be controlled by the person (vs. 32). Examples of the Gift of Glossa can be found in Acts 2, 8, 10, 19.
Modern science has proven I Cor. 14 to be a medical fact thru brain research. In 2006 the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine discovered that when a person is using Glossa they are not using the normal language portion of the brain (frontal lobes). They found it to be at rest. In 2010 Oral Roberts University discovered that when a person is using Glossa the brain releases two chemical secretions into the immune system increasing it’s efficacy upto 40%. Remarkably, it comes from a
portion of the brain that has no other function in the human body. It is only activated by Glossa. This is what Paul meant when he noted that Glossa allows his spirit man to pray and his understanding (mind/nous) is unfruitful. Glossa gives rest and health to the participant.
Now that you received your Gift of personal edification Glossa at the House of Healing you are to use it constantly throughout the day and develop it into a powerful prayer language and anointing magnet. It is the conduit God uses to download the other Gifts of the Spirit into your spirit man. Mix your Glossa sessions up like a pitcher in baseball. Go slow, fast, soft, loud, whisper, speed it up and slow it down. Be gentle and be aggressive. Always include singing in Tongues. It is God’s favorite kind of worship. As you develop this gift you will notice that you are becoming spiritually stronger. If you know someone who’s gift is limited, stilted or demonic please bring them to the services for prayer. By God’s grace I have assisted hundreds of people into their Glossa Gift and their lives have never been the same. God gave you Glossa to strengthen and anoint you for the war ahead. Move forward. It’s your time.
Mind Control: How Satan Dominates the Human Mind.
Science explains that the mind is located inside the brain. The brain is the hard drive and the mind is the software, so to speak. Satan uses evil spirits and fallen angels to control humanity and his main target is the human mind. If he gains control of the mind he can control the rest of the person. The mind is the only thing in the world a human can control 100%. The legendary heavyweight boxing champion, Joe Louis once said; “Kill the body and the head will fall.” In Christianity it is the opposite; “Kill the head and the body will fall.” Satan uses two types of spirits (lying spirits and fear demons) to control people (saved or unsaved). They almost always work in the same order; the lying spirit strikes first and the fear demon attacks second. (1) The lying spirit injects a thought (usually negative) into the mind from his hiding place in the unused portion of the brain (Mt. 9:32-33, 12:22). (2) The fear demon usually hides in the stomach or chest area and waits to see if the person will receive and believe the lie or negative thought. (3) If the person receives the thought, the fear spirit attack the soul (creating negative emotions) or body (creating pain) which reinforces the lie as truth.
If the person takes the thought given to them captive, the fear demon will strike the soul or body first giving the person negative emotions, feelings or pain. Once the person labels them, it becomes true to that person. For example; a negative thought is emitted into the mind from the lying spirit in the brain such as “You will always be alone. No one likes you.” Once the person receives and believes the injected thought, the fear spirit attacks the soul and the person “feels” loneliness, fear, rejection, etc. They are now in bondage. If the fear demon strikes the soul first and causes the negative emotions to arise in the body, the person labels it “I feel so alone.” “Everyone rejects me.” They are now in bondage. Jesus said “You will know the Truth and the Truth will make you free. If the Son shall make you free, you shall be free indeed.” Once the person learns thru discernment, to reject the lying emotions and thoughts, the spirits lose their power and can easily be cast out. The person can be cured of mental illness and chronic negative thinking patterns. This is the root of what I call an Obsessive Compulsive Negative Thought Disorder. No one can be set free from listening to lies. They must be mentally renewed (Eph. 4:23). Only by receiving and believing truth can a person be loosed from the power of darkness (Lk.11:36). I have seen the Holy Spirit heal a wide range of mentally ill patients including schizophrenia and severe bipolar. I am one of only a handful of Christian counselors and ministers who have seen these type of mental illness miracles. Understanding Satan’s methods of mind control is a major key to restoration. Repentance is the key (Acts 3:19). You can be free of Satan’s destructive control of your mind if you repent of receiving negative thoughts and emotions as you own, go thru deliverance and re-new your mind on the Word of God (Eph. 4:23, I Cor. 2:16, II Cor. 10:4-5, Phil. 2:5, I Pet. 1:13, 4:1).
The Glorious Gift of Hate
In Lk. 16:13 Jesus makes a remarkable statement “You cannot serve two masters. You must hate one of them. The Greek word for hate is miseo which means to despise. There are numerous Scriptures in the N.T. that specifically state a Christian is never to hate another human being. In Eccl. 3:8 Solomon said there is a time to love and a time to hate. We are instructed to hate what God hates and love what He loves since we are His adopted offspring. Jesus demonstrated this hate when he cleared the retailers out the Temple (Jn. 2:15). He demonstrated his hate of Satan & his horrible works when He rebuked him for talking out of Peter’s mouth. Jesus was offended by Satan (Mt. 16:23, Mk. 8:33) but,most American Christians are ok with him. Many don’t even believe in him at all.
What is one of the many failures of churches in America? They don’t pray for the Gift of Hate. It is a wonderful gift. Hating Satan, demons and sin will keep you from becoming a carnal, luke warm Christian. By definition, someone who hates is not luke warm. If you don’t hate sin you will eventually return to it. If you don’t hate compromise you will eventually relent. If you don’t hate failure you will eventually fail. If you can live with it then you have to keep it. If you can live without spiritual gifts you will never have any. If you can live with sickness you will never be well. If you can live with iniquity in your heart & sin in your life you will never be sanctified. If you can live with fear you will always be a coward. If you can live with lust you will always be a pervert. If you can live with yourself you will never die to yourself and fulfill your God given destiny. What is one common spiritual thread woven into all true disciples of Christ? They have the Glorious Gift of Hate. Why not you? Why not now?
Negativity: Satan's Cancer for Christians.
Most Christians never progress into becoming a Disciple. All Disciples are Christians but very few Christians are Disciples. The main factor Satan uses to accomplish this is his incredible ability to use negative thoughts and words to ruin lives, abort destiny’s and shipwreck ministries. In Mt. 12:36-37 Jesus makes a dramatic statement, “I say to you, that every idle word (GK: argos rhema/useless single words) that men shall speak, they shall give account (logos/grouped words or thoughts) thereof in the Day of Judgment. By your words (logos) you shall be justified (dikaioo/declared innocent) and by your words you shall be condemned (katadikazo/pronounded guilty).
We know from vast studies of the brain and mind that words are actually expressions of thoughts from a person’s mind, assuming no mental illness, TBI or brain malady (Pro. 23:7). The article “How Satan Controls the Mind” above, illustrates how important thoughts are to the Devil. Seducing spirits always attack the brain and attempt to control the mind to destroy the person (I Tim. 4:1). The Holy Spirit is the only person who can perfectly evaluate the thoughts of a human (Ps. 139:23, Heb. 4:12).
We know that spiritually, negative thoughts can (1) Keep God’s provision of basic necessities from reaching His children (Mt. 6:25-34) (2) Keep a Christian spiritually defiled (Mt. 15:19-20) (3) Pollute a Christian’s Godly love (I Cor. 13:5) (4) Keep the Christian from committing their works to God (Pro. 16:3) (5) Cause the Christian to make poor choices (Pro. 21:5). In the healing and deliverance ministry thoughts carry enormous importance and are the key to the Christian retaining their physical, mental, spiritual and emotional healing.
The process the Devil uses to steal (Lk. 8:12, Jn. 10:10) the benefits received by Christians (healing, deliverance, salvation, etc.) is by using negative or destructive thoughts. His seducing spirits put a thought into the mind of the believer. It happens routinely. It happened to King David (II Sam. 11:2, I Cr. 21:1), Peter (Mt. 16:22), Judas (Jn. 13:29-30), Samson (Jd. 14:3, 16:4) and millions of Christians today. At the time the spirits put the thought in the mind he still has no control over the person. It is only when the negative thought is received and accepted as personal by the individual, does Satan get their mind to drift away from the thoughts of the Holy Spirit. When the person accepts the thought as their own and verbally releases it, they give the demons legal right to bring the negativity validated by the thought into existance and destroy the person and steal their blessings (Pro. 29:20, Eccl. 10:12-14, II Cor. 10:4-5). Pro. 6:2 says “You are snared and taken with the words of your mouth.” Behind the words are the negative thoughts the spirits placed into the person’s mind.
In II Cor. 4:4 we find a major revelation; “The God of this world (aion/age) has blinded the minds (noema/thoughts) of them which believe not (apistos/unbelievers), lest the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine to them.” The Lord revealed to me that there are two kinds of unbelievers; sinners and Christians. Sinners don’t believe by nature. Christians don’t believe by fear, false teaching or bad doctrine. Many Christians have their thoughts blinded to the truth of the full gospel and do not believe in healing, deliverance, gifts of the Spirit, miracles, signs, etc. The method Statan uses to crush the gospel in America is thru the thoughts of Christans. Evil spirits float lies, negativity, half-truths, deceptions, false doctrines into the minds of Christians and they use these teachings to ineffectualize the Gospel.
In II Cor. 10;4-5 we recieve another magnificent revelation; “The weapons of our warfare are not carnal (sarx/fleshly) but might thru God to the pulling down (kathairesis/demolish) of strongholds (ochuroma/fortess), casting down (kathairesis/demolish) imaginations (logismos/deep thoughts) and every high thing (hupsoma/elevated) that exalts itself against the knowledge of God. Bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ. Having in readiness to revenge (ekdikaio/vindicate) all disobedience when (hotan/as soon as) your disobedience is fulfilled (pleroo/totally complete).
If you will complete your repentance and demolish the fortress of lies in your mind built by seducing and lying spirits over the years, you will be completely free from the authority and power of Satan and demons. You will fulfill your destiny and the incredible call of God upon your life. Remember, EACH thought must be taken captive and demolished. NOT ONE DEMONIC NEGATIVE LYING THOUGHT CAN BE RECEIVED AND BELIEVED! They all must die!
Satan's Counter Attack
Now that you have received a break thru from the Holy Spirit at the Arizona Deliverance Center (in person, by phone or on-line) it is important that you do not allow the spirits to steal what you have received from the Lord (Jn. 10:10). You received a full or partial healing or a full or partial deliverance from spirits on your visit to the facility. The demons will try to re-enter your body within 48 hours. They usually use negativity from PEOPLE to set it up. You can expect someone (family member, co-worker, stranger) to verbally attack you shortly. You can expect something unusual to happen shortly. IF the demons get you to doubt, receive unbelief, absorb an offense or engage in a sinful behavior they can steal your healing and re-infect your body or your brain. You must be ready for the attack (I Pet. 5:8). You must use your spiritual weapons to retain your blessings from God (II Cor. 10:4-5). You must use the Word of God to biind the power of the spirits (Mt. 18:18) and smash their lies (Lk. 10:19, Rom. 16:20). You must not take an offense from attacks from others (Jn. 16:1) or the spirits will steal the progress you have made.
To ward off the attacks and retain your blessings you must (1) Speak out loud to the spirits and rebuke them sharply (Mt. 16:23, Lk. 4:8, Mt. 17:18, Mk. 1:25, 9:25, Lk. 4:35, 9:42). (2) Speak in Tongues off and on all day long and include singing in Tongues. This is the best way to draw in the Holy Spirit (I Cor. 14). (3) You must FINISH your deliverance or healing process. Some people are healed instantly and some are healed gradually. Do not give up. You must keep going (Ex. 23:30, Dt. 7:22, Mk. 8:23-25). (4) You cannot let the spirits back into your body. You could get worse than you were before you started for (Lk. 11:24-26, II Pet. 2:21, Mt. 12:43-45). (5) Understand and believe that the Lord will see you thru and you will be totally healed and delivered, Period (Ps. 91:3-13, 94:22, 37:3-5, 24-25, Heb. 13:5, Pro. 3:5-8). (6) Stop saying negative things and repeating lies (Ps. 34:13, Eph. 4:31, Titus 3:2, I Pet. 3:10). You must fight the good fight of faith (I Tim. 3:12). (7) Never live by emotions or feelings. They will give you false impressions and lead you into discouragement (II Cor. 5:7). Trust and obey and don’t trust you mind (Pro. 3:4-5, Ps. 37:1-8) When you do, you will be victorious (I Jn. 5:4, I Cor. 15:57). Please come back to the Deliverance Center until you are completely delivered and/or healed. Finish your spiritual warfare training (Link at top of home page of web site). Reach for your destiny (Phil. 3:13-14). Don’t give up! Father is calling you. The Holy Spirit is with you.