5 Signs of Demonic Possession

5 Signs of Demonic Possession
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  • Troy Day
    Reply September 19, 2019

    Troy Day

    Joe Absher OK OK Isara Mo we will re-read your answers on the case study and see how they relate to the Jezebel spirit BUT even Link Hudson must agree the list of types of demons in the NT and their names which Perry has made is pretty BIBLICAL

    • Ricky Grimsley
      Reply September 19, 2019

      Ricky Grimsley

      Troy Day I like Perry. He’s just wrong on pre-trib rapture and I think he gets used by political people he knows to unwittingly further their propaganda

    • Link Hudson
      Reply September 19, 2019

      Link Hudson

      I never said that I do not like Perry Stone.

    • Troy Day
      Reply September 19, 2019

      Troy Day

      Link Hudson I should have said his pre-trib rapture theology as I meant Ricky Grimsley was crying how many Perry videos were being posted sometimes back I dont think the political connection is correctly judged here like in the case of Mike Brown or Jentzen or even Paula

    • Link Hudson
      Reply September 20, 2019

      Link Hudson

      Troy Day I have seen a Perry Stone video you posted where he interprets I Thessalonians 2 through his pre-trib filter, without offering any justification for reading it that way.

    • Troy Day
      Reply September 20, 2019

      Troy Day

      Link Hudson I have not posted such – where? A simple straight read of I Thessalonians 2 in the Greek shows pre-Trib with no need of further interpretation It says what is says

    • Link Hudson
      Reply September 20, 2019

      Link Hudson

      Troy Day What is in Greek that isn’t in English? Why do the translators get it wrong in your opinion, Troy?

  • Troy Day
    Reply September 19, 2019

    Troy Day

    I would like to REcap for Isara Mo who was again late for class when saying

    Joes case study didnt indicate the lady had ANY ILL MOTIVES and perhaps she didnt even know she had demons but by what happened at the door I might politely say the “things inside of her” ie the powers of darkness in her might have been very malicious such that God had to block her before she mixed herself with the congregation.
    Strong witches do have covers for themselves and only the Lord or the really annointed servants of God can arrest or expose such as these..
    Some demons are very smart and depart their victims when enter church and wait until.they leave church to re enter them.
    Possibly the lady in Joes case study didnt know they had reached the militarized zone..😁

    THIS IS WHAT we know from the case study by Joe Absher in a more orderly way under this post asking the questions
    1. spiritual warfare – do we fight such or do we live
    2. can we accept and allow just any such without deeper review just to justify church growth initiative
    3. which gift has more weight – knowing the spirit or gift of wisdom in action to operate in the situation and protect the flock
    I’ve seen many cases where the person gets slammed at the church door arrested by the Holy Ghost who does not permit them to enter the sanctuary all and while church folk aint got a clue no more
    Its the old question can a Christian have a demon. Been tossed back and forth here for years.
    A lady, 6 months ago comes to church –
    The Holy Ghost slams her at the door – she never entered the church sanctuary. starts jerking – her husband says its seizure’s but it was clear it was a demon.
    she never shows up again. until months later – all dressed up – asks for the mic right off the bat to testify.
    Say’s she was oppressed not possessed because Christians cannot be possessed.
    but she could feel the demon spirit. She was always depressed. never wanted to come out of the house. for months.
    friends went to visit a week ago – prayed anointed her with olive oil – she has been saved for 30 years but never filled with the spirit FELT she was filled with the spirit right then.
    testified in church prayed for people laid hands jumped all over the place screamed at the alter saying revival has already come. should she be allowed to do that?

    Paul L. King then clarified
    Demon, mental illness or both. I have seen them all. We had an incident in our church just a few weeks ago. A young man came in, was worshipping the Lord, hands raised, holding a Bible, then fell, hitting a table, then starting shouting the Lord’s Prayer, then as he was being escorted out of the church by a male nurse an an EMT in our congregation, he was shouting he was a prophet of God. An ambulance carried him off. Didn’t have opportunity to minister to him, but later found out he has some drug background and his brother died 6 weeks earlier, so it appeared to be a combination of drugs, psychotic break, and demonic.

    Isara Mo then responded to
    Blessed be bother Joe and even more blessed Doctor King for always keeping afloat such a very important subject…

    The 3 questions posted above and the case studies of Doc King and Brother Joe show that a person has a responsibilty for their own spritual.growth which is foundational for the whole church growth.In the process of personal growth fights” an own warfare…I think is a very important part of getting to a higher level of ” fighting” warfare OUT OF HIM..or battling the forces of evil in the spritual realm.
    A lifestyle of personal holiniess and divine knowledge and impartation of the same to other members would see the involvement of church in spritual warfare.
    Lifestyles only are not enough .There need to fight.There is cause to fight but as you have posted the question of HOW TO FIGHT remains elusive.
    We might have many many schemes and plans and “strategies warfare” teachings which are ” human.based or quasi spritual” which may have no effect at all against the kingdom.of darkness.
    So it boils down to the third question posted…Whither best GIFT?
    An overview of the Book of Acts of the Holy Spirit not of the apostles show that ALL SPRITUAL GIFTS ARE NEEDED…in the spritual warfare..and church growth..
    Yes a church CAN GROW without any shots fired ie without any spiritual wars…

    IMO Even Link Hudson would agree THAT a jezebel spirit should NOT be allowed to profit prophetically from the church AND I am not merely saying this but drawing directly from one of his many posts on prophecy where he explains how the gift of gift of tongues is prophecy or something similar in his video which I cant find on the internet any longer but am quoting from memory until he posts again

  • Joe Absher
    Reply September 19, 2019

    Joe Absher

    1. lack of empathy
    2. needs a cover or mask
    3. lack of patience
    4. Idolatry of people places and things
    5. claims secret or extraordinary knowledge

  • Joe Absher
    Reply September 19, 2019

    Joe Absher

    Hosea 4:6 KJV — My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: BECAUSE THOU HAST REJECTED KNOWLEDGE, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.

    the second half of this verse is often forgotten or passed over. it is important and fundamental for the fear of the Lord. a principal neglected to our peril as it the beginning of wisdom. Fear God men not so much.

    the knowledge of Christ is the light of heaven. the word of God brings grace & faith, both essential to deliverance and victory in this life and a fair showing on that great day, with a willing and obedient heart washed in the blood of Jesus Christ.

    Here’s a 5 more possible “signs”
    1. lack of empathy
    A. cold hard heart possessed by sin
    2. needs a cover or mask
    A. Fear of exposure
    3. lack of patience
    A. Strings, conditional acceptance, approval
    4. Idolatry of people places and things
    A. Corrupt affections , priorities out of order,
    5. claims secret or extraordinary knowledge
    A. Covets position, needs to demonstrate knowledge

    Via con Dios

    • Isara Mo
      Reply September 19, 2019

      Isara Mo

      Joe Absher
      That second part of the verse is surely overlooked by most of us .

    • Troy Day
      Reply September 19, 2019

      Troy Day

      Isara Mo why do you think is that

    • Isara Mo
      Reply September 20, 2019

      Isara Mo

      Joe Absher
      Are there people out there reading this stuff by brother Joe?..
      Come and lets discuss and share ideas

    • Joe Absher
      Reply September 20, 2019

      Joe Absher

      Galatians calls witchcraft a sin of the flesh which I think is interesting. Its pharmikia (drugs) but it opens the soul up for great damage and corruption.

    • Isara Mo
      Reply September 24, 2019

      Isara Mo

      Troy Day
      Misguided notions that grace has overwritten law completely so cannot reject you if you disobey Him.
      Havent you heard what they teach out there?
      Christ has FINISHED ALL…
      But for me the word He said yesterday holds true NOW and forever.
      Lack of knowledge is always cause for destruction in all fields of manx life….not ONLY IN THE SPRITUAL..
      So when the wise God says His people perish for lack of knowledge we should take it seriously..but when went on further and said HE WILL REJECT THOSE WHO REJECT KNOWLEDGE…we must real.cause for concern.
      It is very possible a greater part of what is called CHURCH is rejected by GOD…and operate on self effort.
      No wonder we dont see much of the Book of Acts works in our midst.
      Pride is our undoing.

    • Joe Absher
      Reply September 24, 2019

      Joe Absher

      Pride is a creeper

    • Isara Mo
      Reply September 24, 2019

      Isara Mo

      Troy Day
      In the Medical or Engineering profession it is easier to know when the pros are REJECTED….
      Professional misconduct will lead to licences revocation or if it is grave even imprisonment.
      Not so in out Pentecostal Theology or similar arts ..
      Pros can teach and teach and teach and preach and preach and preach year in year out and with no genuine outcome but they WILL STILL go on and on unhindered, unquestioned …and yet The Lord Jesus had said believers will cast out demons and heal.the sick..and of Him, JESUS, it is written //
      Great crowds came to him, bringing the lame, the blind, the crippled, the mute and many others, and laid them at his feet; and he healed them. The people were amazed when they saw the mute speaking, the crippled made well, the lame walking and the blind seeing. And they praised the God of Israel.
      Matthew 15:30‭-‬31 NIV//
      There is a verse in Col which says in Him Jesus are HIDDEN ALL THE TREASURES OF WISDOM.AND KNOWLEDGE..
      We really need KNOWLEDGE…

    • Joe Absher
      Reply September 24, 2019

      Joe Absher

      Colossians 2:3 KJV — In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

      Colossians 2:10 KJV — And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:

      Waiting on the train just now. Have to get back to you

  • Troy Day
    Reply September 19, 2019

    Troy Day

    Isara Mo late for class again ?

    • Isara Mo
      Reply September 19, 2019

      Isara Mo

      Troy Day
      Not at all.
      I had listened to Perry Stones teaching on the 5 signs of demonic possession about 8 hours ago and was ruminating on the Gadarenes demon possessed man.
      Perry says the Gadarenes demon possesed man had a will but when I read through the incident it seems, to me, the demon possessed man had no will of his own.
      I dont think it was the man who WILLINGFULLY ran to meet Jesus but it was the legion inside the man which ran to meet Jesus..(my interpretation).
      For it was not the man who asked Jesus the question ” have you come to torment us before our time?”” but it was the 2000 demons inside of the man who spoke.
      The man was completely out of his mind so it was not possible for him to recognize Jesus..
      Only after the demons left the man did he regain his sanity and put on his clothes and began to talk with Jesus.
      So I beg to differ with Perry on that point but as to the five signs of demonic possession which he had touched upon I concur
      However i would like to say that a lot of people are demon possessed or demon vexed or demon oppressed and DO NOT SHOW ANY TELL TALE SIGNS…of demonic possession.
      The Gadarenes case was an extreme case of demonic possession but most of the times demons just bury themselves deep into a person snd do their things silently..
      Jesus cast out demons from many people who didnt show any out ward sign of possession.
      Eg in Mark when he entered the synagogue it is said that a man with a demon cried out “What have we to do with you Son of the Most High ?” There was no outward sign..
      The woman with a bent back whom Satan had bound for 17 years was healed of her afflication and I dont believe she knew she had a spirit of infirmity…
      There is no common list of SIGNS or SYMPTOMS of demonic oppression or possession for that matter so each teacher might come up with their list as Perry had done.
      I have had very strange encounters in deliverance where a person would seem.very very normal and yet go bersek during prayers…with demons shouting and shrieking or sometimes laughing so much aloud to deceive even the one ministering.

    • Troy Day
      Reply September 19, 2019

      Troy Day

      Isara Mo so how so you think ALL this related to the case study proposed to us by Joe Absher

    • Joe Absher
      Reply September 19, 2019

      Joe Absher

      My prayers are that the truth will come out. Not to expose wickedness or find fault but that souls may be helped and free and washed in the blood of Jesus Christ.
      Do you have anything else on this case study Mr Day

    • Isara Mo
      Reply September 20, 2019

      Isara Mo

      Troy Day
      I had asked a question in my post of last week IS THE WAR OVER and barely five people responded to the question showing how doctrinal errors are giving the devil a holiday.
      Joes case study is proof of ongoing battles IN and OUT of human beings.

    • Isara Mo
      Reply September 20, 2019

      Isara Mo

      Joe Absher
      I had seen your remark about the men on board of trustees trying to control the church which Mr.Day didnt respond to..
      Spirits are spirits and control can.be thru men or women alike..

    • Joe Absher
      Reply September 20, 2019

      Joe Absher

      “Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
      – Matthew 26:41

      Some battles are unknown to men but known to God. A lot of things can make a man tired and weary.
      I preached this morning on “watch and pray” and against spirit of heaviness and slumber. Sin will deceive you, and pull you off your objective

  • Louise Cummings
    Reply September 19, 2019

    Louise Cummings

    (1) foul Spirit. , like the casting himself into the fire. Mark (9:25).

  • Louise Cummings
    Reply September 19, 2019

    Louise Cummings

    Unclean spirits, Matthew 10:1. Jesus Gary be His Twelve Disciples Power to cast out unclean spirits to cast them out. All manner of sickness and all manner of disease.

    • Louise Cummings
      Reply September 19, 2019

      Louise Cummings

      Spirit of fear. 2nd Timothy 1:7. I But God has not given us the spirit of fear: but of power, and love, and a sound mind.

  • Louise Cummings
    Reply September 19, 2019

    Louise Cummings

    Seducing spirits1 st Timothy 4:1. Now the Spirit speaks expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the Faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrine of devils (2) Speaking lies in hypocrisy, : having their conscience seared with a hot iron ( I feel there is so much of it going on today my thoughts).

    • Isara Mo
      Reply September 20, 2019

      Isara Mo

      Louise Cummings
      I think seducing spirits, familiar spirits and deceiving spirits are in league…

  • Louise Cummings
    Reply September 19, 2019

    Louise Cummings

    Spiritual infirmity, Luke 13:11. And , behold , there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity. eighteen years. And was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself 12- A d when Jesus saw her , He called her to Him.and said unto her , Woman , you are loosed from your infirmity.

  • Troy Day
    Reply September 19, 2019

    Troy Day

    Ricky Grimsley Perry is setting the records straight here Very Biblical exposition and almost surprisingly great exegesis

    • Isara Mo
      Reply September 21, 2019

      Isara Mo

      Troy Day
      The converts did the right thing by burning artifacts or articles associated with their former gods.
      It is Biblical and very spritual in that the exercise of burning an occultic object sever off the satanic umblical cord which attached itself to a person because of past demonic convenant.
      It is not barbaric…
      Evil altar destruction is also Biblical and there is great symbolism of victory when you physically burn down or pull down an erected evil altar…
      Gideon did that..
      In the Book of Acts people brought books they used in black magic and burned them…at conversion.
      The altar of God cannot co exist with the altar of Satan…

    • Louise Cummings
      Reply September 26, 2019

      Louise Cummings

      Troy Day was I was just going to say that was a good point

  • RichardAnna Boyce
    Reply September 24, 2019

    RichardAnna Boyce

    a person under demonic possession MUST be an unbeliever. It CANNOT apply to believers.

    • Joe Absher
      Reply September 24, 2019

      Joe Absher

      If you mean to obey God get rid of your fetishes and renounce your idolatry

    • RichardAnna Boyce
      Reply September 24, 2019

      RichardAnna Boyce

      Only obedience required by God is to BELIEVE in Jesus to be guaranteed eternal life 🙂

    • Isara Mo
      Reply September 27, 2019

      Isara Mo

      RichardAnna Boyce
      Ananias and Safira were believers…

    • RichardAnna Boyce
      Reply September 27, 2019

      RichardAnna Boyce

      Isara Mo yes and they are in heaven now. No mention of hell or eternal damnation. God can prematurely end a believer’s life for their own redemption and in this case redemption of the early church.

  • Louise Cummings
    Reply September 24, 2019

    Louise Cummings

    I answered that one.

  • Louise Cummings
    Reply September 26, 2019

    Louise Cummings

    I answered I think in his place. So I erased. I will try to answer again. It had his name there. I waited. And nobody answered. So I thought he must be waiting. I knew that when I wrote a word. I would look back it would be something else. I guess if there is a name there. In never suppose to write there. Sometimes I think they are waiting for me to answer.

  • Louise Cummings
    Reply September 26, 2019

    Louise Cummings

    I was saying I don’t believe that an unclean spirit can live in a decided Christian. Because both can’t live in the same temple. You are either Christian , or you are not. You can get Luke warm. Then Jesus said He would spue them out. I used an old saying. You can’t straddle the fence. You are either in or out. Or get spued out. Devils can’t live in Christians.

    • Link Hudson
      Reply September 26, 2019

      Link Hudson

      Can sin dwell in the heart of a Christian?

    • Louise Cummings
      Reply September 26, 2019

      Louise Cummings

      Where is the Scriptures I have been writing down. Yes we do things sometimes I would consider sin. But as soon as I am aware of it. I need to go to the Lord then and ask God to forgive me. I am always asking God to forgive me. Because I know I fail Him. When Jesus Disciples came to Jesus and ask Him to teach them to pray as John taught His Disciples to pray. He told them to say Our Father Who Art in Heaven. Hallowing be Thy Name. And forgive our debts as we forgive those that are indebted to us.( I said that to say this. We are still in the flesh. We are going to fight battles with the devil as long as we live. We might wrong about some one. They might say something to us that hurt us. We could hold grudges against someone. That’s sin. So Jesus taught us to pray. Ask God to forgive us. As we forgive them. But we can’t keep living in sin after becoming a Christian. Sin has no control over us. That’s where Sanctification comes in. It help us not to do people wrong. But if we pray and live as close to The Lord as we can. We won’t have that desire to sin. If it gets to where we want sin. Means we are slipping, and we better recognize it and get it under The Blood.

    • Louise Cummings
      Reply September 26, 2019

      Louise Cummings

      Where did the other scripture go.

  • Troy Day
    Reply September 27, 2019

    Troy Day

    Isara Mo I still thing the case study applies strongly

    • Isara Mo
      Reply September 27, 2019

      Isara Mo

      Troy Day
      Let me re study and will revert

    • Troy Day
      Reply September 27, 2019

      Troy Day

      Isara Mo oh boy – you already had your 3 tries 🙂

    • Isara Mo
      Reply September 29, 2019

      Isara Mo

      Troy Day
      If the demonic was that easy to understand we wouldnt have the problem in our hands 2000 years after the SOLUTION was given us..
      So it very possible our understanding of the subject is still just too puny ..or possibly the devil has fooled everyone that he is chained and bound ..that is why there is so much disharmony around..
      If in that of state of defeat , bound and chained and helpless as soldier Charles Page says(havent heard of brother Charles Page for quiet sometime now..) he can cause such havoc what if he was ” loose”
      So there is need for me to re study the case over and over…
      3 tries arent enough

  • Troy Day
    Reply September 28, 2019

    Troy Day

    Dr. Paul L. King I read your comments on the case study proposed by Joe Absher I do not believe a person can self-deliver under the said spirits consisting on attacking them. I do not believe it was simply external oppression if internal depression occurred in the persons heart AND I further call on much deeper investigation of the HSB experienced claimed than Isara Mo – not to show any doubt JUST to make sure the said spirit is NOT manipulating the church from the inside In the said case study case I do not accept Link Hudson open revelation interpretation on tongues vs prophecy I find it unbased on the Bible and very poorly presented as theology of the ap. Paul – Paul never meant for such interpretation to be applied in Jezebel spirit cases seeking control over the ministry of the church as clearly showin in Acts ch. 16

  • Joe Absher
    Reply September 28, 2019

    Joe Absher

    Evil spirits wanting to hinder, control, manipulate and deceive the church body is a given

    • Isara Mo
      Reply September 29, 2019

      Isara Mo

      Joe Absher
      That is THEIR MISSION and it ia easy to understand yet many dont accept that simple fact because of deception..

  • Troy Day
    Reply September 28, 2019

    Troy Day

    high ground – their turf – canyon ambush – ALL military tactics
    they are MILITANT demons going for the gut and the soul – always COnTROL brings you to their grounds to fight at familiar places
    demon DISPLACEMENT is a must – on the case study she was closed to the pastor for some 30 yrs
    not sure how he did not see the demon in her Joe Absher

    • Isara Mo
      Reply September 29, 2019

      Isara Mo

      Troy Day
      Militant is the correct word for these demons.
      The primary purpose or goal of ANY warfare, or any ARMY, spritual or otherwise , is CONTROL…
      The stronger army defeats and controls his foe..He controls and area..a territory…
      No one army can operate effectively in enemy territory until.they take TOTAL CONTROL…of the enemys territory..
      Displacement MUST precede CONTROL..TOTAL CONTROL.
      Demons know human beings, human.beings dont know demons and I just wonder how can an army fight an enemy they have no knowledge of..utterly impossible.
      Joe Absher says people are afraid to engage the enemy in personal levels…they are afraid of personal conflict.
      Nobody likes or loves war..

  • Troy Day
    Reply September 28, 2019

    Troy Day

    Isara Mo lets talk about it
    I’ve had some time to evaluate
    HOW EASY it is for the church to believe and accept jezebels – i feel its important
    seems you overlooked the details knowing of the spirits goes with wisdom some call it departure other displacement – As in other deliverances, This display that accompanies
    the departure of the demon spirits can vary widely. In
    my own experience, as soon as I would address the
    demon I would feel a pressure in my throat followed by
    coughing and bringing up of phlegm. There would then
    be a perceptible release that the thing was out. Some
    individuals are able to accomplish this with greater
    confidence and aggressiveness than others.This author again supposes the power of demons is fear. It seems to me a very humanist approach. If I may id like to say the power and bondage of the devil is sin and rebellion to God. When a man is made righteous by faith in Jesus Christ the power and curse of sin is broken. And thus the deceiver and foe displaced. The burden of guilt and shame is rolled away he has assurance and liberty, joy and strength by grace through faith that is in Jesus Christ.

  • Joe Absher
    Reply September 28, 2019

    Joe Absher

    Most folks just aren’t ready for spiritual conflict on a personal level

    • Isara Mo
      Reply September 29, 2019

      Isara Mo

      Joe Absher
      E Studd called them ” chocholate soldiers”
      It is so frustrating to see someone who knows the truth and acts or does contrary to truth Joe..

  • Troy Day
    Reply September 28, 2019

    Troy Day

    Through unmerited, undeserved favor, God has given us authority to do the same things that Jesus did during His earthly ministry. Those things include supernatural acts like healing the sick, raising the dead, and casting out demons. We may see ourselves as ordinary people, but if we are to use this authority we have been given, we must change the way we see ourselves. This power is given to every born-again Believer through God’s love and grace. Jesus commanded His disciples to use this authority by preaching the gospel, healing the sick, raising the dead, cleansing lepers, and casting out demons You simply have to exercise your authority. Jesus has already done everything necessary to secure the authority and power over sin, sickness, demons, and fear. You have to employ the faith action to receive that authority and join forces with Him in this earth. You are the one to be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.

    This is referring to demonic powers. There’s a chain of command, an authority structure in the demonic realm, and this is listing these different levels. But notice that it says you are not wrestling against flesh and blood. Much that goes on in your life is not just human.

    I’m not going to get into this thing about, “Are people possessed, oppressed, or depressed?” I believe it’s useless to debate that. In the Greek, where the Bible says a person was demon possessed, the word literally means “demonized.” It just means they were under the control of the devil. Christianity has tried to make something out of possessed, oppressed, or depressed. But it’s not in Scripture.

    The fact is that people are being influenced and controlled and used by the devil—they really are. This needs to be said because there are a lot of people who honestly believe that all the demons are in Africa.

    Here are hindrances to advance in the field
    work. Mohammedanism meets us with bigotry
    and jealousy; paganism with fear and haired;
    ignorance binds the heathen mind in darkness
    that seems impenetrable. Fierce attacks, such
    as recently occurred in French West Africa, fall
    upon the workers, and some are cut off.
    Dissension-, rise in the ranks of brethren, and
    the Spirit of peace withdraws. Behind every
    such situation the presence of the same malign
    powers can be assumed The solution is in their
    displacement we alone are to blame that they
    continue in power.

    The same principle is often applicable in
    personal evangelism. A soul under conviction
    has great difficulty in grasping the truth, or in
    yielding to it. His mind is blinded and bound. A
    quiet attitude of victory over the opposing
    spirits has often brought swift release. A
    Filipino student was suspected of lying, but
    was resolutely standing by his falsehood.
    Quietly the position was taken: “In the name of
    the Lord, I rebuke these lying spirits.” Suddenly
    the student broke down, confessed, and wept
    his way through to victory.

    Nor can any believer escape this conflict, so
    long as he resolutely presses forward in the
    pursuit of true holiness and effective ministry. It
    is part of the training of the Lord’s overcoming
    people. In the Kingdom Age, Christ has
    planned that they shall reign with Him from the
    heavenly places over the earth. It is
    consequently not strange that the principalities
    and powers, who are to be dispossessed of the
    seats of authority now occupied by
    themselves, should savagely resist their own
    displacement. These spiritual enemies oppose
    every forward step of the overcomer; they will
    seek to confuse his mind, sometimes drawing
    him into error, or into extravagance in doctrine.
    They may even attack him in body, or in
    circumstances, or through his family or his
    friends.

    Many an earnest pastor weeps before the Lord
    because of coldness or disunion in his
    congregation. The successful evangelist is
    disturbed by some deadening influence
    creeping into the atmosphere of his meetings,
    by which his liberty of spirit is hampered, and
    by which souls are hindered from coming to
    the Savior. In many cases prayer does not
    seem to touch the difficulty, even when long
    continued. Nay, even prayer itself seems to be
    lifeless, and God afar off. At times the enemy
    strikes back swiftly when some special effort is
    aimed against him. Workers break down,
    sickness weakens the frame, spiritual purpose
    slackens, and discouragement throws a pall of darkness that depresses every effort for the
    Lord. Such experiences are far from
    uncommon, as many will testify.

    • Joe Absher
      Reply September 28, 2019

      Joe Absher

      Thank you for posting about these hindrances in gospel ministry

    • Troy Day
      Reply September 29, 2019

      Troy Day

      Joe Absher YEs still waiting on Isara Mo to re-re-view the case study and proceed to further discussion

    • Isara Mo
      Reply September 29, 2019

      Isara Mo

      Troy Day
      You have said something very important in the post above..”We MUST change how we view ourselves”
      Very unfortunately our views are affected by what we are taught and what we study and practise and the outcome of these teachings are strongholds.A stronghold is a tough, hard to break or penetrate barricade and if it is INSIDE A MAN.. bet .you can blow away his head but the stronghold will still remain. Yes.
      If for example I am taught that a Christian cannot have a demon it will take a caterpillar to remove that stronghold in me even if the evidences or proofs of demonic oppression or influence are put before me or operate within me.Such is the danger of warped viewpoint which comes from wrong doctrines.
      Way back in 1993 in my pursuit for TRUTH i met a certain group which taught me that I have never been born nor will I ever die and that death was an just illusion.
      They also taught me that there is no such thing as a creator God and that I was “God” and everything around me was God and I believed their teachings..
      There was no mention of sin or heaven or satan or hell.It was so cool.No demons.
      The objective of that groups teaching was what was called ” self realization”.To seek thru meditation to ” realise” that ALL ALONG I am God but didnt know it.
      That was a mixed group of some well.educated Christians and some well educated Muslims who had their religions but ” left” them for this new truth and we ALL believed ALL that we we were taught. I was one of those fanatics of that teaching.
      Our SPRITUAL VIEWPOINTS at the time were fundamentally shaped by the teachings we received from initiates and adepts of the group…
      A changeover of my previous viewpoint to the current one did not come easy.
      God let me dwell in that deception for over ten years and even when he intervened in my situation to teach me the REAL TRUTH it really took me quiet some time to accept it and I always lapsed into my former teachings until one day I had demons cast our of me, one of my religious background and another from that cultic impartation. Only then did I begin to change my view point.
      Because of what I had experienced in the past I always TRY TO AVOID human wisdom and knowledge if possuble for if more than ten years I accepted and believed a lie and lived it, I am striving to be vigilant that am not trapped or misled in another lie however sweet and sound it may be in my ears.
      There is lot of doctrinal incompatability between various schools within the Christian faith and this makes me wonder perhaps people have different “Holy Spirits”…A teacher from God cannot teach a lie: a man who claims to be from God can.
      It is written that the Holy Spirit will TEACH ..ALL THINGS…and very sure He, the Spirit of God KNOWS more about demons than any other person that is why He did an arrest of that demonized lady at Joe Absher’s church.
      The Bible is very explicit about the existence of demons. They are there..Even common sense can vouschafe they exist..
      Jesus cast them out and instructed his disciples to do the same and there is AMPLE PROOF they did.
      It is my belief Troy Day unless and until the church reviews their viewpoints (strongholds)on demonology, the church will still operate in weakness and defeat amidst such a violent world.
      We have too much eloquence and sophistry in ministry work instead of fireworks and gunpowder
      Perhaps my viewpoint regarding deliverance and warfare is askew but I would I would rather have this askew viewpoint on warfare and move than lapse into false comfort and die.
      After saying all the above, I would like to finally say this:
      The RE RE VIEW of the Joe Absher case study brings to light the TRUTH that Christians do have demons and these demons MUST BE CAST OUT..
      Romans 12:2 speaks of MIND RE KNEWING..
      May God help those soldiers who are honestly and constantly striving to overcome misconceptions and misguided doctrines on deliverance and warfare such that the majority of the misled can be brought to realities of life and put on their war outfit and go into battle.
      The verse “we struggle against principalities” is not talking about a Principal in the order of a secondary school but it talks of the highest order of a satanic military hierachy..
      War for a true believer is unavoidable.
      A real.soldier will tell you that there is no sentiment in war.
      The enemy will.always go for the jugular vein and in.the case of the believer the jugular vein is the MIND….
      If the enemy manages to blind a believers mind to the realities of warfare thru false doctrines he will easily kill his prey and eat his flesh.
      Not my flesh, not my blood.

    • Troy Day
      Reply September 30, 2019

      Troy Day

      Isara Mo I usually have many important things But what is YOUR new take on the case study after review

    • Isara Mo
      Reply September 30, 2019

      Isara Mo

      Troy Day
      Simple.
      God operates thru the Holy Spirit we all know that.
      Through whom does the devil operate?
      Jezebel…
      And by what force or power does Jezebel.operate?
      Simple: by wicthcraft in ALL ITS FORMS especially false teaching and preaching..
      Thats my take not a NEW ONE but an old one..unchanging.
      There is no middle way although there might be a half caste annointing as was the case with Balaam…
      Case closed i guess

    • Troy Day
      Reply September 30, 2019

      Troy Day

      Isara Mo UPDATE Joe Absher the said lady has quit coming to church again from what I hear now

    • Isara Mo
      Reply October 1, 2019

      Isara Mo

      Troy Day
      It is very possible she had ill motives against the church..
      When Simon the sorcerer converted he was not delivered of the spirit of witchcraft and wanted to buy spritual gifts but Peter rebuked him and told him ” you have no part in this ministry…”
      If the lady had quit after applauding the glory of God in public I might tentatively say she had not been delivered totally ..and possibly lapsed into her former state.

  • Louise Cummings
    Reply October 1, 2019

    Louise Cummings

    The devihad no anointing from God. He used his own. He wasn’t allowed to use it , in many ways unless God allowed it. But what he does I’d deceive as many as he can. If you are a born again believer , he has no power or authority over you. Unless you give in. Because he is going to try. But God gave you Authority to cast him aside through Jesus Name.

  • Troy Day
    Reply October 1, 2019

    Troy Day

    Isara Mo I would like to again cover this issue by saying her personal motives as a person count for little if STILL under demonization Under such condition the person is lead by the demons agenda as it was my initial assessment At the same time I have been careful NOT to classify any Holy Spirit activities and actions as demonic which will be the unpardonable sin BUT I cannot recognize there is no Holy Ghost involvement in this particular case study case

    • Isara Mo
      Reply October 3, 2019

      Isara Mo

      Troy Day
      You are quiet right

    • Troy Day
      Reply October 3, 2019

      Troy Day

      what would YOUR approach be? Isara Mo

    • Isara Mo
      Reply October 3, 2019

      Isara Mo

      Troy Day
      A demonic manifestation is not a solution but an indicator.
      To get to the ROOT CAUSE or ROOT PROBLEM would be the priority.
      We dont get EVERYTHING BY DISCERNMENT ..
      Most of the times God wants people to use their minds..
      A thorough Q&A session with the lady after the initial manifestation would have given.the deliverance minister areas to deal with..
      So with discernment we have to use detection just as an electrician would use his tester to trace an eletrical fault.
      A joint prayer partnership with the lady ie the minister should go on a fast and prayer session with the lady to seek from the Lord a revelation, an answer, an indicator is another way.
      A stubborn spirit who doesnt budge under authority usually have legal holds on the person so it is advisable to tell the deliveree that the key to their deliverance is with them.not with God or the deliverance minister: they either come up with an open confession or remain with their secrets and end up undelivered.
      That would be my approach

    • Louise Cummings
      Reply October 5, 2019

      Louise Cummings

      Isara Mo. I couldn’t ever figure out you was referring to here. But I don’t know if it was on something here or I read it in a long article. About Assembly of God. And it used the man’s name that was held in Florida. It used the pastors name. I can’t think of it now. But he is doing more preaching now. I probably misunderstood the whole thing. But I thought it was coming from questions from what had been said from here. Maybe from one of my answers. But it looked like it was putting out learning articles to went off before I got it all read. If it didn’t come from here I’m sorry for bringing it up.

  • Robert Erwine
    Reply October 3, 2019

    Robert Erwine

    magic isn’t real

    • Troy Day
      Reply October 3, 2019

      Troy Day

      says you – the die hard Harry Potter fan

    • Robert Erwine
      Reply October 3, 2019

      Robert Erwine

      Troy Day first off I am far from being a harry potter fan, shows how much you think you know me

    • Troy Day
      Reply October 3, 2019

      Troy Day

      Robert Erwine OK then you are a secret harry potter fan 🙂

    • Robert Erwine
      Reply October 3, 2019

      Robert Erwine

      Troy Day not a fan in secret either .

    • Troy Day
      Reply October 3, 2019

      Troy Day

      Robert Erwine ok now you are being secretive

  • Troy Day
    Reply October 3, 2019

    Troy Day

    Isara Mo what would be your approach be to the new developments in our case study as presented by Joe Absher

  • Joe Absher
    Reply October 4, 2019

    Joe Absher

    Considering I know little to nothing on this “case study” I would recommend an actual case study from the Bible

  • Louise Cummings
    Reply October 4, 2019

    Louise Cummings

    Great answer. I know it’s the devil that fights against us that makes us think we can’t because Jesus has already told us to do that. I pray for people like that. But we can’t let doubt come to our minds, is it going to happen. Because The Lord has already givens the authority to do it inHis Name. I believe in it. Every Word. Thank

  • Louise Cummings
    Reply October 4, 2019

    Louise Cummings

    We use these gifts in our church. We preach and teach this. And Miracles come. And I have prayed that God use me like this. We have prayer , I would say in every service , unless there’s none that comes for prayer. God has healed me of serious. I know it’s real. I could write a page in just what God has done just in our family. I give God all thanks, Honor, and Glory. But I can’t give excuses. It’s my fault I’m sure I don’t see it every time. Sometimes my prayer day just hadn’t been just as good as other times. But I believe what the Word says. And we should practice it.

  • Troy Day
    Reply October 5, 2019

    Troy Day

    on going case study Isara Mo Joe Absher

    • Isara Mo
      Reply October 6, 2019

      Isara Mo

      Troy Day
      I thought the case study is closed now.
      Joes suggestion is best: bring a Biblical case study now.

    • Troy Day
      Reply October 8, 2019

      Troy Day

      Isara Mo a bit late again – but still love to discuss it There has been NEW develpoments on it Maybe we need to set up a new topic just for that

    • Isara Mo
      Reply October 9, 2019

      Isara Mo

      Troy Day .
      Bring it…the new topic but you know there is NOTHING NEW under the sun regarding demons?
      We dont need tp discuss them.but cast them.out..

    • Troy Day
      Reply October 9, 2019

      Troy Day

      Isara Mo I agree This one was interesting to me on the part of the church being mislead too many times

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