Monday, November 18th 2013
Perverse. Sinister. Cruel. Even diabolical. Descriptions of the devil usually emphasize his evil nature, but the Wicked One and his minions are seldom seen as ingenious. And adaptable. But as I was thinking back over some of the evil spirits I’ve encountered in recent weeks I was struck by how clever the devil was to have embedded in unique aspects of an individual’s ancestry, hiding in strange and undetected places. Consider these cases as examples of demonic ingenuity:
LILITH – The Jewish demon, which I describe as “Jezebel on steroids,” causing relationship difficulties that few would see as demonic in origin.
INSANITY – Mental illness caused by an evil spirit destroying the entrepreneurial enthusiasm of a man slowly going insane while masking it with alcohol addiction.
KING OF BABYLON – A 200 generation spirit rooted in ancient human sacrifice to an earthly king, inhibiting the life of a woman from succeeding in relationships.
MILITARY – The name taken by a demon causing strife and anger, passed on by a long history of family members proudly choosing military service but who ended up killing for personal bloodlust.
PISCES – A demon of astrology cleverly invested in a Christian woman’s fascination with her zodiac sign, even though she didn’t “really believe” in astrological predictions and knew it was unbiblical.
Of course, with my busy schedule of almost daily Personal Encounter sessions with troubled souls, I could give hundreds, if not thousands, more examples. But these few, culled from recent exorcisms, provides some insights into the unusual and crafty ways that Satan operates through possession. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour, 1 Peter 5:8 warns. Forget the horrible Hollywood images of the devil, stalking his victims with bloody fangs and clawed appendages. Satan’s schemes are more varied than most ever imagine. His ability to find ways to corrupt almost any situation is indeed legion. How can you fight back? Break every generational curse in your life. (CLICK HERE to order my book CURSE BREAKING.) Purge every sin by confession and repentance. “Do not give the devil a foothold,” Ephesians 4:27 says (NIV). Seek deliverance prayers. Schedule a Personal Encounter with me. DO SOMETHING proactive to uncover whatever demonic ingenuity might be operating undetected in your life!
An encouraging word: RESIST THE DEVIL
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