Escaping The Forest Fire

THANK YOU VERY MUCH TO THOSE WHO PRAYED FOR US!!! I could feel those prayers comforting me, as we waited for news concerning our home. And yes, the waiting really is the hardest part. Even those we have spoken to, who have lost everything, say that not knowing if they had a home to return to or not, was the most difficult thing they ever had to go through. Once they knew, they could begin making plans. But until then, they felt stuck.

First off, some of my kids and I, had been getting odd dizzy spells every now and then, several weeks before the fire. They felt very similar to what we had experienced leading up to 9-11. We knew then that there was something building, something happening that was not good. But we had no idea what it would be, or where it would hit.

Four weeks ago, one of my kids, (the one who can see so easily into the unseen world,) had several days of bad dreams. Every night he would dream of a great fire that overtook the land. These dreams so upset him, that he refused to share them with anyone. He just kept hoping that nothing would ever come of them. I have had to deal with resentment and disappointment (yes, both are demons,) towards this boy of mine, because he had withheld these dreams from us. Had I known before hand of his dreams, I would have responded much differently to the call of alarm.

On that fateful day, I was out taking care of some business, when one of my boys called me. “Mom,” he said, “there’s a fire near by; please come home!”

The clerk at the store where I had just arrived, overheard my son’s impassioned plea. “Oh, you don’t have to worry about that!” she exclaimed. “That’s way too far away from you guys to affect you!”

But I told my son right in front of her so she could hear, “start saying psalm 91 out loud. Claim that the wind would change direction and that it would pull the fire away from us. I’m on my way.”

I didn’t think at the time, that the fire was a big deal; many times before the firemen would go and put out the fire and nothing would ever really come of it. But just in case, I had him start claiming. I also sensed that it was good for me to be home, even if it was just to give emotional support to my boys.

So despite the scoffing of the clerk, (who thought I was totally over-reacting,) I left the place without concluding my business, and drove back home.

When I got there, my kids pulled me out onto the deck to see the fire. It was over a hundred degrees outside, and I was still hot from my travel. I looked at the fire, and was unimpressed. It looked quite small from where I was standing. It reminded me of someone’s campfire that had just gotten a bit out of control. I figured the firemen would put it out soon. Little did I know, that our view was blocked by many trees and buildings. It was way bigger than what I had thought, and it was coming straight at us.

Another one of my boys seemed to grasp the severity of the situation. He stood out there in that sweltering heat, praying and rebuking the fire. The wind was blowing in his face from the direction that it usually does this time of year. It was the same direction that the fire was going. He held out his hand like a stop signal, and began to claim in the name of Jesus (using John 15:7-8, and John 16:23-24,) that the wind would shift and move the fire away from our home.

Suddenly the ground shook as from a mighty explosion, (I think the fire had hit a bunch of propane tanks not too far from us,) one of my kids yelled out from the shock of it, and then the fire roared to life, and raced upwards and forward towards us.

Then the electricity line went and we lost power.

Now we could see more of the fire, and we could feel the intense heat radiating from it. The sound of the fire roaring is one I will not soon forget. It rose like a fiend, all orange flames licking upwards, several stories high, curling and disappearing into high black waves of smoke.

One of my older boys took off in one of the cars, to see if the firemen needed any help in fighting the fire.

I went and got changed into something cooler, for I knew it would be a while before the power came back on.

My kids said they could hear voices up the road. One of my kids felt from the Lord Jesus to go investigate. He found a group of people up at the far corner of our property, discussing the fire. A fireman ran up to the group just then, and told them that it was time for everyone to evacuate.

My son ran back home and came and told me. I ran downstairs where my husband was having his on-line meeting, and tried to get his attention. I could tell he was really mad at me for interrupting him, (I do not know why; none of us had ever interrupted him before. Hind sight tells me it must have been a demonic attack,) but I waited (wasting precious moments,) till he turned to me. I said with one breath “THE FIRE HAS INCREASED WERE EVACUATING.”

I didn’t wait for his response, but turned to run back upstairs. The boy who had given me the warning, yelled at me as I was running. “What do we do?” he wailed. His voice was filled with panic.

My heart gave a big hard thump in its chest. “Pack!”

“Noooo!” he cried, and began to hit panic big time. He could not think; all he did was stand there and scream.

I thought it was odd that this child should react in such a way, and it was making any form of thinking for me impossible. As a mamma, you simply can’t think clearly with your child screaming as if a body part was being torn off of them. Little did I know at the time, that this was the child who had all the nightmares of the fire just weeks before, so for him, he was watching his nightmares come true.

I stopped my packing, got the blessing oil, blessed him and cast the demon of panic out. He then stopped yelling and was able to go pack.

I grabbed my overnight bag, (the luggage was up in the attic,) and grabbed a fist full of underwear, some tops and some bottoms, shoved them into the bag, and then paused.

I looked around the room in bewilderment, my feet glued to the floor. What do you take, when given only a few moments to pack? Your mind simply blanks. I stood there, frozen. There was so much stuff that I was looking at, that I suddenly realized simply did not matter. How was I supposed to sort through all the things to find the stuff that did?

Into this confusion came the Lord’s voice. “Camping,” He said.

So just as if I was getting ready to go camping, I started gathering up more stuff. I ran into the bathroom to gather up some vitamins, and I felt the Lord ask me, “Do you really believe in Me, that I will save your house?”

I knew what He was asking. He wanted to know if I really believed that He would grant me my request that I had claimed, according to the scriptures, or if I was just mouthing the words. I thought about it for a moment, and realized that I did believe. “Yes,” I replied firmly. “I do.”

“Thus others homes are saved also.”

I didn’t give what He said just then much thought, I was trying to gather as much stuff into the little overnight bag that I could. The computer and its power cord, crackers to eat, a bible, shoes, my children’s text books-

And then came the cry from my husband. “Come on! Stop packing; we have to go now!” He loaded up my stuff into the car along with his, and some bags from the kids, and then told me to take the car and leave, and meet him at a parking lot a good distance away.

On my way out, I unlocked the chicken coops, figuring this way they had more of a chance to  escape the fire if need be, and then ran to the car. I started to drive off, and found that my oldest (the one who had gone to see if the firemen needed his help but was told no,) was already in the car in front of me. But we were stopped at the edge of our drive way. Cars weren’t moving. Those in the cars ahead of us, had stopped to talk to someone else, causing everyone else to get backed up. We sat there, with the fire raging up behind us, and satan tried to get me to panic, but I shook it away. “The Lord is with us,” I said out loud to him with scorn, “we will not be touched!”

Finally, after what felt like forever, the cars began to move. We finally met up with everyone else. I knew I had the most important things now with me; all of my family had escaped. We had all the animals except the chickens. (I have way too many chickens to just quickly load up in a car.)

Others from our subdivision were also there. There were firefighters that went from person to person, asking them where their house was, and then declaring whether or not their house was standing. One of them seen us, and said “Oh! You live on THAT street! Your house is toast, man.”

My kids walked away from them, and claimed under their breath, that our house WILL be saved, for we were claiming it in the name of Jesus. One of my boys came and told me, that he had just heard from Jesus, and Jesus had told him that our house will be safe. This son told me, that no matter what, WE MUST NOT DOUBT.

Everyone watched as the fire grew larger and closer. At this point, it was incredibly huge, enveloping many, many blocks, and the sky was just glowing and pulsating with orange and black heat. One of my boys couldn’t take it any more, and asked to go to his friend’s house. They were offering shelter for us there. My husband told me to go with them. I told him no, and that I would not leave him. (The last thing I wanted to happen in this mess, is to get separated from him!) But he told me he wanted to stay to see what was happening, and that he would follow me later, so I went.

As I followed my son and his friend in my car, I found that my legs and arms began to shake, and my stomach felt like it was about to toss all its cookies out the window. So I started claiming in the name of Jesus that I could still drive and that I would not throw up.

I then wondered if we should try to find a hotel to stay in, instead of staying at my son’s friend’s house, but I sensed it was too late, for we were already on our way.

The shock of it all was still hitting me, so I started claiming again, and quoting the scriptures that say:

If you live in Me

And My Words live in you,

You may ask Me for anything in My name,

AND YOU WILL RECEIVE IT

In order to give glory to the Father,

And in order that your joy would be full!

(John 15:7-8 and John 16:23-24)

I then praised the Lord, and told him how great He is; that nothing can compare to His glory. I thanked Him for saving us.

Then I spoke in tongues, not knowing what else to say, and wishing that there was some way that I could praise him better. (Remembering scripture at this point, was difficult.)

It was then that the Lord told me to put the radio on.

I thought this odd, for I wasn’t in the mood to sort through or listen to any music. But I obeyed, and found that somehow, the radio was tuned into some kind of bible hour program that I had never heard of before. (For that matter, I had never heard of the station before either.) They were working through the psalms. The voice read the Word of God over the radio, and then I repeated it out loud.

Some of them I shouted out loud, and raised my hand in claiming, others I simply said “Amen!”. For it was coming so fast at me, that I could not repeat it quickly enough, before they would speak the next one. I cried with joy, at the precious Words that I was fed.

When the bible hour was over, I turned off the radio, and began to speak in tongues. I simply didn’t know what to pray for; I was still in shock.

When we finally got there, I had to be helped in; my legs were threatening to give out beneath me. I thanked those we were staying with, for their generosity in letting us stay. My son’s friend said that he had some other friends that also wanted to help us out, and that the rest of us could be divvied up between them. (Our family is too big to simply stay at one place.) So our family separated up, and went to go stay with the others.

When my husband returned, he was not able to give us any news; the firemen were still there fighting the fire, and the road was now blocked off, so he was unable to get back home to see if our house still stood.

He got a call from one of his friends, offering to put us up for the duration of our need. We talked about it, but I heard the Lord Jesus quite clearly say to me, “Do not go from house to house!”, so we stayed where we were.

 

TO BE CONTINUED…

Please Do Not Get That Tattoo!

 

In our family’s experience, where ever blood is spilled from the body, there are demons. The more blood, the more openings, the more demons. Any form of blood-letting will do. Tattooing causes about 3,000 piercings of the skin per minute, which is a lot of openings for demons to enter in. “Blood-letting has both occult and demonic origins as it is considered a power source that is supernaturally unleashed.” (http://www.raptureready.com/featured/schaefer/tattoo.html)

My kids can spot a tattoo parlor from over a mile away, just from all the demons hanging around it. These demons are attached to the parlor, almost like balloons on strings, and they reach out and hover over the city, while they try to entice people to enter in. The demons are covered with tattoos, and they come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. We have not found a tattoo parlor yet without demons attached to it. Tattoo artists are filled with demons. (Yes, even ‘Christian’ tattoo artists.) Those demons can easily transfer to you when you get a tattoo from them. Once in, the demon has the right to ask other demons to come and live within you as well. (Matthew 12:43-45)

My kids and I have seen and spoken to many people with tattoos. They have ALWAYS had demons coming out from their tattoos. And yes, this is the same even for ‘Christian’ tattoos. For this reason, we tend not to get together in person on a regular basis with those that flaunt their tattoos, for we have yet to meet one that was free of those demons. (And we do not like to spend our time with demons.) If the person covers them up with their clothing, we don’t get hit as much from the demons. It’s like they are held back somehow, and can not reach us.

One of my kids was friends with a missionary. This man had no tattoos. Then he went to a foreign land to minister unto the people, and when he returned, he had ‘Christian’ tattoos on his hands. He also had demons on him, that were not there before. My kid could see that these demons were attached to his new tattoos. Yes, his CHRISTIAN tattoos! His friend does not believe that his ‘Christian’ tattoos could have opened him up to demons. So the demons in him happily remain.

My husband wanted to show me a wedding photo of one of his friends. When I went to look at the computer screen, I gasped and stumbled back from the onslaught of demons that were reaching out towards me from the computer screen. I then braced myself and carefully looked closer at the photo, to try and discern from where the attack was coming from. I followed the strings of the demons to their end, and found that one of the people in the wedding photo, had tattoos covering both of her arms. (The rest of her was covered, and she had no tattoos on her face.) There wasn’t a place left on her arms that was not covered in ink. I was very glad then, that we had not gone to this wedding. I also felt bad for the bride, who will always have her wedding photo marred with those demons.

Our family knows that God is not fond of tattoo’s, for in Leviticus 19:28 (KJV) He says: “Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the Lord.” He did not want His children to be mistaken for those who follow pagan gods. Pagans and even Satanists still use tattoos today to mark themselves as being apart from others. Satanists are known to get tattoos as a way of purposely acquiring specific demons.

Some carnal Christians try to explain that piece of scripture away, stating that in Lev 19:27, (right before 19:28,) it forbids one to get a hair cut. But “what Leviticus 19.27 is talking about is ‘rounding the corners of your head’ and ‘marring the corners of your beard’. These were heathen practices. One such practice was to cut the hair so that the head resembled a celestial globe. It is called a ‘tonsure’, a practice of heathens to honor their gods.” (http://pratonix.hubpages.com/hub/The-Tragic-Truth-about-Tattoos)

Did you know that cutting your body is a sign of demonic influence? (Mark 5:1-9) When you get a tattoo, you cut your body. Just thinking about getting a tattoo, shows that a demon is right there trying to entice you into getting one. Cast out that demon in the name of Jesus, before it causes you to mutilate the temple of the living God!

http://www.biblebelievers.com/watkins_tattoos/bible.html states: “…In 1 Corinthians 3, the Lord clearly and sternly warns against defiling your body – the temple of God. …”Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.” (1 Corinthians 3:16-17)”

The health risks of getting a tattoo is alarming. Again, sickness comes from demons, and not from God. (John 10:10) Particular demons can cause specific sicknesses. “A tattooing machine can puncture the skin 3,000 times a minute. And every one of those thousands of punctures creates a hole 1/64 to 1/16th of an inch into the dermis that literally invites infection and disease. Every single puncture of the tattoo needle opens up the real possibility of AIDS, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, tetanus, tuberculosis and about any other blood-borne disease. With the average tattoo taking about 60 minutes that equals 180,000 tiny “Russian Roulette” puncture wounds providing a potential path to a very deadly infectious disease. Psalm 38:5-8 almost sounds like it was written just for such an infection… “My wounds stink and are corrupt because of my foolishness. I am troubled; I am bowed down greatly; I go mourning all the day long. For my loins are filled with a loathsome disease: and there is no soundness in my flesh. I am feeble and sore broken: I have roared by reason of the disquietness of my heart.” (http://www.biblebelievers.com/watkins_tattoos/health.html)

God commands us to SEPARATE from the sinful world (2nd Corinthians 6:14-17), and not to help them by befriending and adopting their wickedness.
(http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/Evils%20in%20America/Apostasy/tattoos.htm)

“Jameison-Faussett-Brown Commentary and Explanatory on the Whole Bible writes under Leviticus 19:28: “…they were wisely forbidden, for they were signs of apostasy; and, when once made, they were insuperable obstacles to a return.””
(http://www.biblebelievers.com/watkins_tattoos/bible.html)

Throughout history tattoos have symbolized rebellion and deviancy. They were used to mark criminals, traitors, and deserters.
(http://www.biblebelievers.com/watkins_tattoos/rebel.html)

Humans learned the art of tattooing, (among other decorating arts of the body,) from the fallen angels that mated with human women before the flood of Noah. (http://www.eaec.org/bibleanswers/Noah.htm) Indeed, an increase in tattooing is a sign of the end times, because so many were doing it in the pre-flood days of Noah. It would not surprise me if the mark of the beast might one day be noted with a tattoo.

“Former Satanists have stated that one of the major societal signs of a society slipping into Satanism is a surge in the number of body piercings and tattoos. God forbade tattooing of the body in Deu 14:1 and Lev 19:28 because it went hand in hand with the Satan worship among the foreign populations of the people living in Israel at the time. God forbade body piercing in Leviticus 21:5, also because it was part of the satanic practice of that time, and God wanted Israel to have nothing to do with either the practice or the outward physical manifestations of it. Many of the people who pierce the body are practicing Satanists, and will take a month’s supply of body piercing jewelry to their monthly coven meeting to be cursed. Specific curses will be placed upon each piece of body piercing jewelry so that a person having their body pierced will automatically invite demons into their body. Many of the people performing tattoos will likewise have their work cursed.”
(http://forthewordoftruth.weebly.com/demonic-influences.html)

“…we are to live life as a new creature that is set apart as different from the world in lifestyle, faith and practice. We are to walk circumspectly and modestly, humbling ourselves–rather than look to ostentatious display wherein we look for ways to be adulated as the world does… Tattooing and body piercing (in the most basic, honest, definition) is the vain marking, cutting or self-mutilation of the human body for the express purpose of pretentious display, adulation or admiration. Basically, you want others to see this portrait that you’ve had placed upon yourself, that you may in some way glory in it. Is that a harsh evaluation? Of course, because the truth is a harsh and often bitter pill. Nevertheless, what other reason is there for these actions except to stand out, for adulation, for rebellion or for the lust of the eyes? Along with idolatry, these are the same reasons that the world had for doing these things to the body. Are we to honestly claim that we have different reasons? As is illustrated in 1st John 2:15-16, this is the way of the world, not of those who are supposed to be “set apart” or sanctified from the world for the service of God. We don’t need tattoos and body piercings to glory in, to attract converts, attention, to be prideful of, or to feel good about ourselves. We have the faith of Christ within us, the genesis of humility and selfless service.” http://www.mountainretreatorg.net/faq/should_christians_get_tattoos.shtml

We should honestly ask ourselves, “is tattooing ourselves and placing body piercings all over our body, glorifying to God?” If not, then why are we doing it? We are not our own and so we simply do not have the right to do anything we want with our life, our spirit or our body. It all belongs to God who purchased it. That is what many professing Christians (consciously and unconsciously) neglect. Again, would we paint graffiti on someone else’s building? It is interesting that in man’s justification of this behavior (his weakness) many professing Christians say that they should have the free will or catch all, “Christian liberty,” to do whatever they chose with their own body. Indeed this sounds perilously close to the justifications of those who support the so-called “right to choose” in the abortion rights issue. I’m not saying that people who want tattoos and body piercings are akin to abortionists, but I am saying that the carnal self-serving mindset is the same. It is one of narcissism where they desire what is their will, rather than have the love of God to desire what He wills for us. It is truly a lack of surrendering ourselves and our will fully to the will of God. We are living in the “Me Generation” where there is a marked and growing disdain for Godly selflessness, sacrifice and denial. As long as they can do whatever they want, they will joy in being Christ-like. However, if there are any restrictions, then they want no part of that kind of Christianity. This is so because all law is by nature judgmental, and that’s considered a violation of so-called Christian liberty. Yet there truly is no such Christian liberty that excuses Christians to do such things. It is a Christian myth that has been perpetrated upon the church for years.”
http://www.mountainretreatorg.net/faq/should_christians_get_tattoos.shtml

What happens if another new baby Christian sees another Christian with a tattoo, and then thinks he can do it too? That Christian would be partially responsible for this new baby believer getting more demons into their life! We need to be salt and light to others, as we draw them towards Christ. We are supposed to be known by our fruit. A tattoo upon our body is a form of fruit. And it is not from God, but from the evil one. Scripture tells us in Romans 14:21, (KJV): “It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak.” If someone sees the tattoos and asks you about them, tell them that they are as sin to you, and not something for them to emulate.

Tattoos are a sign of being in the world and of the world. God has not said in His word that we are to do such a thing. Instead, it states that we are not to do it, because it is pagan. Those who are proud of their ‘Christian’ tattoos remind me of those who proudly celebrate Christmas and Easter. They claim they do so (and think it right in their own mind,) because whatever they do, they do in the name of Jesus. (They like to quote Colossians 2:16 in their defense, but God never called pagan practices ‘holy’, so this piece of scripture doesn’t fit.) Jesus never said that it was acceptable to worship Him like the pagans worship their gods. Some people in the Old Testament got into trouble because they tried to do that. Christian tattoos are no different. Jesus never said that we could go against Old Testament scripture and get a tattoo like the pagans do, as long as we do it in His name and for His glory!

It is heart-wrenching to run into someone who has tattoos but now wishes to undo them. http://www.biblebelievers.com/watkins_tattoos/regret.html states that “As many as 80 percent of people with tattoos regret their tattoo.” And it is very expensive to remove it! To remove a twenty five dollar tattoo can cost thousands of dollars. And no, insurance does not cover the procedure. I do find it interesting, that a laser light is what’s needed to remove one. Repeated shining of a very bright light onto that darkness is what it takes to erase them.

For those reading this post who have already gotten that tattoo, ask the Lord what He wants you to do about it. If He wants you to have it removed, then He will help you find the way and the money to have it done. If the tattoos are able to be covered with clothing, then cover them. Our family has noticed that the demons are way less able to affect others when they are covered and unseen.

I would try applying blessed olive oil to the tattoos, and blessing them in the name of Jesus, until they can be removed. Plead the blood of Jesus over them and over you as well. Demons HATE blessed olive oil, as it represents the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. (And we have seen and heard demons scream in pain when the Blood of Jesus hits them!)

When casting out the tattoo demons, I would cast out all demons that come to mind. If there is the slightest thought that it could have transferred to you, then cast it out in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. You might want to look at the place and the person who gave you the tattoo for clues. Look at the problems that your tattoo artist had. For example, did he or she like to get drunk? Were they into pornography? Divorced? Whatever symbols that they worked with, would need to be cast out also, just in case they may have transferred themselves to you. Keep in mind, that the demons often lay dormant for years, before coming out to harass you. They can also use you as a conduit in order to transfer themselves to someone else. (For example, you may never know you had the demon of pornography in you, but suddenly your friend gets hit with those desires. The demon could have transferred itself from you to your friend.)

List of possible demons to cast out: skulls, bloodletting, tattooing, fire, shamanism, mysticism, roots, occult, paganism, demonism, baal, hell, cannibalism and vampirism, (especially if you seen your tattoo artist lick the blood that came from your tattooing,) serpent worship, death, priest-craft, magic, heathenism, sun worship, darkness, resentment, rebellion, witchcraft, deviancy, defiling, adultery, criminal, homosexuality, lesbianism, sexual perversion, alcoholism, drugs, violence, depression, sickness, regret, defile,, worldly, idolatry, pornography, hopelessness, anger, rage, self-righteousness, hate, un-forgiveness, satan, apathy. If your tattoo artist used specific names of the tattoo they were applying to your skin, then cast that particular name out as well.

There are some ministries out there, that are willing to help you remove the tattoo for free or at low cost. You might try doing a search on line to see if there are any in your area.

I had hoped to delay the posting of this topic, until we had met someone with tattoos that wanted to get rid of them. But sadly, as of this date, no one we know personally who has tattoos, believes that they could have any tattoo demons. They refuse to have them cast out in Jesus name. And they do not want to get rid of their tattoos. So, we are uncertain if the demons can be removed, with the tattoo still remaining. My guess is that they could at least be bound up in the name of Jesus, so they could not cause anyone any problems. I suspect that those tattoos of satanic origin (skulls, pentagrams, snakes, demons, etc.,) would act like a doorway for the demons to enter back in, simply because of their picturesque symbolism. Demons are attracted to those kinds of symbols. It is like a welcome mat to them.

The Lord is pressing me to share our family’s testimony concerning tattoos now, and to not wait any longer, for He has told me that the practice is increasing among His people, and that this is not His Will for His beloved children.

The other night, I had a horrible dream. I dreamed that I was trying to help out another believer, but she suddenly showed up with some kind of orange and white Indian tattoo over her body, and I found that I could no longer reach her. Whenever I got too close, the demons that were now in her through the tattoos, would come forth and physically shove me back. Meanwhile those demons took great satisfaction in torturing her. There was a sharp sense of horror and unreality, the kind that one goes through after a bad accident, when the mind screams ‘this is not happening to me!’ With tears streaming down both of our faces, the other believer and I kept wishing that we could turn back the hands of time, and stop her from getting the tattoo. I awoke from the dream with sorrow sitting upon my heart. I hesitated at first, to share this dream with you, for I was uncertain from whom the dream came from. But now I am sensing that I am to share it, for even if it was sent from the evil one in an effort to try and scare me and make me feel hopeless, (it didn’t work, for God’s Word is more powerful than any demon,) God proposes to use it for His glory, His kingdom, and His people.

Let us not be assimilated into the practices and customs of the world, but let us be a peculiar people set apart for Christ. (http://www.mountainretreatorg.net/faq/should_christians_get_tattoos.shtml)

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“Now when the unclean spirit goes out of a man, it passes through waterless places seeking rest, and does not find it. Then it says, ‘I will return to my house from which I came’; and when it comes, it finds it unoccupied, swept, and put in order. Then it goes and takes along with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there; and the last state of that man becomes worse than the first. That is the way it will also be with this evil generation.” (Matthew 12:43-45)

“Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. Abstain from all appearance of evil.” (1st Thessalonians 5:21-22)

“Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? Whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.” (James 4:4)

“Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils.” (1 Corinthians 10:21)

“Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.”
(2 Corinthians 2:11)

“Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?
And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? For ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.” (2 Corinthians 6:14-17)

“Ye are the children of the LORD your God: ye shall not cut yourselves, nor make any baldness between your eyes for the dead.” (Deuteronomy 14:1)

“And they came over unto the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes. And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit, Who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no man could bind him, no, not with chains: Because that he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been plucked asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces: neither could any man tame him. And always, night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones. But when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran and worshipped him, And cried with a loud voice, and said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the most high God? I adjure thee by God, that thou torment me not. For he said unto him, Come out of the man, thou unclean spirit. And he asked him, What is thy name? And he answered, saying, My name is Legion: for we are many. (Mark 5:1-9) (See also Luke 8:26-28)

“Ye that love the LORD, hate evil…” -Psalm 97:10

“For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.” 1st John 2:16

“Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.” Titus 2:12-14

“Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts. Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. Do ye think that the Scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy? But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.” James 4:3-6

“That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.” Romans 8:4-7

“What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.” 1st Corinthians 6:19-20

“Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” Isaiah 5:20

“Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity. But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour.” 2nd Timothy 2:19-20

“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.” 1st John 2:15

“Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. Abstain from all appearance of evil.” 1st Thessalonians 5:21-22

“Many are saying of me, “God will not deliver him.” “Selah” But you are a shield around me, O LORD; you bestow glory on me and lift up my head. To the LORD I cry aloud, and he answers me from his holy hill. “Selah” I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the LORD sustains me. I will not fear the tens of thousands drawn up against me on every side.” Psalm 3:2-6

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This link is very good, and leads you through casting out the tattoo demons:
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/20140607113735-98184239-why-christians-should-not-have-tattoos

http://www.mountainretreatorg.net/faq/should_christians_get_tattoos.shtml

http://www.biblebelievers.com/watkins_tattoos/intro.html
http://www.biblebelievers.com/watkins_tattoos/death.html
http://www.biblebelievers.com/watkins_tattoos/health.html
http://www.biblebelievers.com/watkins_tattoos/bible.html
http://www.biblebelievers.com/watkins_tattoos/rebel.html
http://www.biblebelievers.com/watkins_tattoos/pagan.html
http://www.biblebelievers.com/watkins_tattoos/blood.html
http://www.biblebelievers.com/watkins_tattoos/regret.html

http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/Evils%20in%20America/Apostasy/tattoos.htm

Note: bind up these demonic tattoos before viewing:
http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/blog/?p=30446

http://www.exposingsatanism.org/showthread.php/121-Signs-and-Symbols-of-Satanism

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/casting-demons-expelling-demons-mucus-saliva-ny-church/story?id=14075667&page=2

http://www.av1611.org/tattoos/blood.html

http://www.born-again-christian.info/answers/removing-old-tattoos.htm

http://www.libertygospeltracts.com/question/prequest/tattoo.htm
\http://www.biblebelievers.com/watkins_tattoos/pagan.html

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Our New Year’s Snare

(Journal entry from New Years Day, 2015.)

I am sorry to say, that satan attacked me last night, and I succumbed.

I spent the last day of 2014 baking cookies for that evening.

All day, my husband was in an irritable mood, but I did not realize it until it was too late.

We were planning to eat our dinner, and then sit down and watch the ball drop at midnight, while snacking on cookies and chips.

But we never got that far.

While I was making supper, my husband decided to watch a movie called ‘Spinal Tap’ on television. He told the kids how funny it was, but the vibes I was getting from the show made me feel really uncomfortable. I thought to ask him to change the channel, but a voice kept whispering to me that it was o.k., and that it would soon get better. But when the main character in the movie started to swear multiple times, one right after the other, I called out my husband’s name in exasperation, upon which he then very reluctantly changed the channel.

But it wasn’t much better, for he had changed it to ‘The Twilight Zone’ marathon. Sometimes I’ve been able to watch this without a problem, but tonight was not one of them. It left me feeling uneasy. When I asked him to change the channel, he asked “To what? The three stooges?”

Then for some reason the fireplace ashes started to back up into the room, causing some of us to have health issues. Coughing, watery eyes, and headaches plagued some of the kids. My husband said he had cleaned out all the ashes a few days ago, so I figured I’d go in and wash it down with water to get rid of the rest of the soot. But when I went in, I found big piles of soot still there. So my husband resentfully decided to remove some more of the ash with a shovel, while I went to go get the vacuum cleaner. Half way through he became very angry, lost his temper, and stormed into the bedroom, saying he had ‘had it’ and that this was not what he had planned on doing for the night, so he was now going to go to bed.

I asked him if he was going to cast out the demons troubling him, but he said no and then went to bed.

After cleaning out the rest of the fireplace, the soot in the air dissipated and the kids and I were finally able to breathe freely without coughing or having our eyes tear up.

But we all knew that things were majorly wrong. We all sat down with each other to discuss with some bewilderment, what had happened. Normally their father does not loose his temper like that and storm off. Then almost at the same time, we all breathed the word “Christmas!” We realized that Christmas, several years ago, was the last time he had done such a thing. Then it hit us; we weren’t supposed to be celebrating New Years Eve!

We thought about what we had done the year before, and realized that we had watched the ball drop, but it had been by accident. The cable power had gone out that night, and it had come back on line just a few minutes before midnight. The channel it came back on to, was one that showed the New Year’s Eve festivities. So my husband and the rest of the family, all watched the ball drop last year, by accident.

But we had not planned out the night to do so like we had this year. For some reason, we thought it would be o.k., cause we didn’t have the holiday lights up or the Christmas tree in the room, so everything would be o.k.. But we were wrong.

So we stopped the festivities to do some research on line about the pagan history of New Year’s Eve. What we found reminded us of Christmas. Once again, the pagans, back in Roman times, were celebrating it with their god janus. This god had two faces on him, one looking to the future, and one to the past. (It is where they get the month ‘January’.) All the noise one makes at the stroke of midnight? It’s supposed to chase away all the evil spirits. (I laughed at this; demons are NOT scared of loud noise!) The infant new baby you always see as a symbol of the new year, is the old Greek god named dionysus, the god of wine and alcohol. Father time, the one who ushers out the old year, is none other than the grim reaper himself. When I realized that we were celebrating his holiday, my stomach turned sour. We have seen the grim reaper a few times before. He is NOT a fatherly sight!

I also researched when God said the new year was. (Yes, it is actually in the bible.) Exodus 12:1-2, “And the Eternal spake unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying, This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you.” So, the 1st day of the first month (Abib/Nisan) is the first day of the year. This year, it falls on March 21st, (God’s New Years Eve,) and March 22ond, (the first day of the New Year.) The exact date changes every year, but is usually in March or April of our calendar. (http://biblelight.net/feasts.htm)

But there was one thing that I discovered, that really shook me to the core. I found it on the web site http://www.rampantscotland.com/know/blknow12.htm, (check it out for more info on our New Years Eve pagan traditions,) which gives the history of the holiday from the Viking/Celtic/Scottish viewpoint. I read: “There are traditions before midnight such as cleaning the house on 31st December (including taking out the ashes from the fireplace…) ! What? Cleaning out ashes from the fireplace before midnight on New Years Eve is a pagan tradition?!? No wonder the fire place ashes had become bothersome that evening. Why didn’t it bother us on the days before? Here satan had manipulated me into following his protocols for the holiday, and I didn’t even know it!

Well, after finding all this information out, we realized that we’d really be cursing ourselves if we continued to celebrate this holiday. So we stopped. Instead, we told the Lord that we were sorry, and then asked Him to please forgive us. We didn’t see the ball drop this year. We didn’t listen to “For Auld Lang Syne” afterwards. We didn’t make a whole bunch of noise at the midnight hour either. And we did not miss it at all!

I was still uncertain what to do concerning my husband. The Lord already knew that I was reluctant to go to bed next to my husband, for now I always refuse to lay down with known demons near by. But the Lord then told me to go get the blessed olive oil and bless him as he lay sleeping. So I did, binding up and casting out any holiday demons (and or other demons like resentfulness, anger, or projection,) that were troubling him. He didn’t even wake up or stir, but I could feel that they had left him, so I was able to go to sleep peacefully.

The next morning, my husband told me that even last night he did not want the demons troubling him. (I guess this was some kind of misunderstanding between us.) My husband and I then both hugged each other and said sorry to each other, and then agreed to not celebrate New Years Day. No watching the Rose Bowl Parade, or games, or other New Years Day activities. So, today has been just a regular day for us.

But- it has been a good one!

Now I find myself wondering just how in the world did satan get me to fall back into such a corrupted hole again? I felt as if I had landed in a snare! We had stopped celebrating it because we had sensed that it too, was pagan. So I had known that the holiday was not of the Lord, yet I had fallen back into old habits again. Lord, please help me to never forget again! I can hear the old warning of the Lord call out “Learn not the ways of the heathen!” (Jeremiah 10:2) I can see the dangers of learning their ways. Especially when they become habit and tradition!

Please Jesus, place your truth in and over the hearts of us and all of Your people. Help us to see clearly how best to worship You and love You as You have asked us to do. Help us to not stray from Your Word, which instructs us on how to follow You and worship You. And please Lord, stop us from adding anything on to it! Wake us up! Help us to keep our eyes focused on YOU!

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“You shall not bow down to their gods, nor serve them, nor do after their works…lest they make you sin against Me…their gods…will surely be a snare unto you” (Ex. 23:24, 33)

“Take heed to thyself that thou be not snared by following them, after that they be destroyed from before thee; and that thou inquire not after their gods, saying ‘How did these nations serve their gods? even so will I do likewise.’ Thou shalt not do so unto the eternal they God: for every abomination to the Eternal, WHICH HE HATETH, have they done to their gods ….” (Deut. 12:30-31.)

“In VAIN do they worship me,” said Jesus Christ, “teaching for doctrines the commandments of men!”
“Full well YE REJECT THE COMMANDMENT OF GOD, that ye may keep your own tradition, … making the Word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered!” (Mark 7:7, 9, 13.)

II Kings 17:15-18, “And they rejected his statutes, and his covenant that he made with their fathers, and his testimonies which he testified against them; and they followed vanity, and became vain, and went after the heathen that were round about them, concerning whom the Lord had charged them, that they should not do like them!”

“Therefore the LORD was very angry with Israel, and removed them out of his sight …. and afflicted them, and delivered them into the hand of spoilers, until he had cast them out of his sight …. so was Israel carried away out of their own land to Assyria unto this day!” (II Kings 17:18, 20, and 23.)

“For I am the LORD, I CHANGE NOT!” Malachi 3:6. (This same reminder is repeated in Hebrews 13:8.)

“As for you, O house of Israel, thus saith the Eternal God; Go ye, serve ye every one his idols and thereafter also, if ye will not hearken unto me: but POLLUTE YE MY HOLY NAME NO MORE with your gifts and with your idols” (Ezek. 20:39).

Hosea 2:11: “I will also cause all her mirth to cease, HER feast days {days THE PEOPLE chose}, HER new moons {marking the beginning of the pagan New Year}, and her sabbaths, and all her solemn feasts.” Notice that these were Israel’s feast days — those Israel had acquired from the pagan nations around them — NOT those God had originally instituted through His Bible! “And I will visit upon her the DAYS OF BAALIM, wherein she burned incense to them …” (verse 13)! (This is a quote with scripture from: http://www.bodyofchristonline.us/newyearseve/)

Daniel 7:25King James Version (KJV) “And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.”

1 Kings 18: 21 “And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the Lord be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word.”

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http://www.bodyofchristonline.us/newyearseve/
http://rcg.org/articles/wcdcny.html
http://www.simpletoremember.com/articles/a/newyearshistory/
http://www.twilightbridge.com/hobbies/festivals/newyear/custom.htm
http://www.tartanplace.com/newyear/newyrcustom/general.html