A Spirit of Priest-craft

 

My husband and I had a wonderful get away for our thirtieth wedding anniversary. We were able to spend time alone with each other, and re-bond as husband and wife.

When we returned home, things were just as good between us, until one evening, we found us at each other’s throats. The abruptness of it startled both of us, and the severity of angry emotions we had not experienced in years made no sense.

The arguing was over silly small stuff, such as if we should drive a half a mile over to the next store, or if we really needed that item on the grocery list. My husband yelled at me, and I wanted to slap him! We just don’t experience those kinds of emotions anymore in our marriage, for we know well who they are really from. Even knowing this, it took several minutes to push away the attacks and reach out to each other in love. We promptly cast out the demons we thought were attacking us, in the name of Jesus. We had forgiven each other, but it still felt testy between us. I could not understand what had happened, for such an attack upon us to take place. Yes, we were away from the home, but we went to the same old places that we had no problems with before, and we bound up any demons that were in the stores as we walked through them.

So it really confused me, as to why we were attacked like that.

When we got home, we were told that our oldest son had run into that Jehovah’s witness, the mom of my other son’s friend, (yes, the one who cast us out of her home during the fire,) at the local coffee shop. She tried to manipulate my son into agreeing with whatever she said, (apparently for some reason she still blames me for what she did,) and then tried to convert him over to her religion. My children were brought up to respect their elders, so he did not know how to handle it, when she argued with him over the scriptures. He tried to stick up for what he believes, but it was not easy for him. Finally, before she left, she reached out and gave him a hug goodbye.

When I was told this, the puzzle pieces fell into place. My son and I exchanged notes on when she hugged him, (he looked at his watch just seconds afterwards,) and we then realized that hug must have taken place just moments before we were attacked. Yet it still confused me, for we were many miles apart from each other. When I went to the Lord, He told me that we were attacked by a spirit of priest-craft. These kinds of demons are found in every Jehovah’s witness, (they come from the elders in that cult,) and they are known to cause problems and fighting within marriages. Even their literature left at the front door of a home can cause issues for those who reside within. I cast them from us in the name of Jesus, and the last testiness between me and my husband finally left us.

What amazed me, was how having the woman hug my son, opened up a doorway for her demons to attack me and my husband all the way across town! I used to think that a person’s demons could not so easily transfer to you unless you were physically close to them. How wrong I was! All it took was a physical touch to my son, for her demons to attack us.

Again, the scriptures that comes to mind, is “lay hands suddenly on no man , neither be partaker of other men’s sins: keep thyself pure. ” (1 Timothy 5:22 KJV)

A Jehovah’s Witness

I met a nice lady in a clothing store the other day. And of course, we got to talking about God.

She told me she was a Jehovah’s witness.

She asked me about my denomination, and I told her that I had none, and was simply a believer in Jesus Christ.

We discovered that neither of us celebrated the usual pagan holidays like Christmas and Easter, and we even agreed that a person’s birthday should be marked differently than how the world celebrates it.

This made sense to me, for there was not the usual worldly demons attached to her, that were found on many of the people.

She shared with me, how her denomination is so persecuted and hated, and of the many fallacies that are out there in the world concerning her religion.

I was surprised to discover, that they spend great time just studying and memorizing all of the scriptures. (I had thought that they did not use as much of the scriptures as they do, but relied on other outside teachings instead.)

I was also surprised to discover that her religion was not one that taught of hard male dominance within a marriage, but one that believed that the woman should respect her husband, and the man should love his wife as he does his own body. No firm patriarchal dominance was taught, as can be found within other sects of Christianity.

I shared with her, some of the things I have been learning these past few years about demons, and how the Lord Jesus Christ gave us the power to cast them out in His name. “It completely changed my life,” I told her. “Before, when I was not aware of them, my life was such a mess! Constant fighting with my husband and my children, always seeming to have bad things happening to me and my family, from financial things to health issues. But now that I have been casting them out, all those problems are no more!”

Then I asked her, if their denomination believed in casting out demons in Jesus name.

“Oh we believe that there are such things as demons, we really do! We know that they can affect a person’s life no small amount!”

“Yes,” I said, “but do YOU cast them out in Jesus name?”

Something in her expression changed then, and she became more wary. “We believe that only some people have been given that gift.”

(Evidently, she believed she had not been one of those that had been given such a gift.)

I tried to tell her that all believers had been given this gift, but she did not believe it. “Besides,” She said, “I wouldn’t even know how to cast one out by myself.”

“Oh that’s easy,” I replied. “You simply say out loud, ‘Demon, I cast you out in the name of Jesus’.”

I told her then, that I could not sense the usual demons on her, which is why I had started talking to her. This puzzled me now, for if she did not cast them out in Jesus name, why is it that she did not have so many that they could easily be sensed?

It was then that I discovered that they read many scriptures out loud on a daily basis. That would be enough to at least cripple and discourage many demons from hanging around her, for my kids have well described to me what happens to demons when scripture is read out loud in their presence. They cringe as if in great pain, and crumble up into a little ball.

But still, they do not necessarily leave. Only casting them out in Jesus name will do that.

She asked me if I had ever been to one of their halls, and I told her no, but that one of my boys had gone one time with a friend during Passover.

She smiled, pleased with my answer. “And what did he think of it?”

I inwardly cringed. How could I tell her without causing her pain? But I also knew I could not lie or skirt around what he had found. So I simply came out and told her.

“He witnessed huge demons hanging over the leaders. They were attached to them.”

I expected a denial from her, for I knew that I had revealed a hurtful truth about her false religion. But what she said next just floored me.

Her eyes grew huge with excitement, and she said, “I knew it! I knew I was in the right religion!”

This time it was my own eyes that grew huge. I was shocked! Never had I suspected that she would respond with such an assertion!

“Well,” I said to her, still flabbergasted, “that doesn’t necessarily mean that you are in the right religion!”

“Well of course it does!” she replied. “It says so right in scripture! God’s Word tells us that His children will be persecuted and attacked by satan!”

“But we’re not supposed to keep the demons,” I replied.

She frowned. “Well, no, of course not,” she said.

I then explained to her, that the influx of demons in the churches in our area, (she knew at that point that I lived far out into the country,) was why we did not go to any of them on a regular basis.

“Well,” she responded, “no church is perfect. They are filled with imperfect people.”

“But they don’t have to keep their demons,” I answered.

I then told her that none of the churches within an hour’s drive from our home believed in casting out demons, and that this was why those churches were filled with them. I then told her of one church that I once knew of where we used to live, that did not have any in it, and that it was because they were quite proactive in casting any out, before, during, and after their services.

We were then interrupted by the sales person, so our conversation ended, and we said our goodbye’s.

It saddened me, to watch her depart, still thinking that she herself could not cast out a demon.

But at least now she knows how to, if she should ever change her mind…

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Later on that night, I went and did some research on the religion known as Jehovah’s Witness. It saddened me, to learn what I did. There are some serious problems in  their teachings. They have their own version of the bible where they changed certain words and passages so that they back up these teachings. Those that made the changes had no scholarly background, and could not even translate the relevant ancient languages needed for the few passages they changed. This woman had been a Christian for all of her life, and she had been searching for a church that kept God’s ways but could not find one. They all celebrated the pagan holidays. Then she found Jehovah’s Witness. They did not celebrate such things, and because of this, she told me she joined up with them.  All the other differences between Christianity and Jehovah’s Witness, she summed up as simply ‘not being perfect’. I looked at her while we were talking and realized, she had settled for second best.

Some other things noted about this religion:

They do not believe that unbelievers go to hell when they die. They do not believe that humans have a soul that lives on after the physical death.

“While the Jehovah Witnesses believe that Jesus lived and died, they do not believe everything that he claims about himself. They do not believe that he is God but has been created by God. He is still very important to God but not in essence God. They believe that he is in fact the archangel Gabriel become man. And while they believed he dies and paid a ransom for the sins of humanity, they do not believe that he rose again bodily but spiritually and materialized a new body in order to appear before his disciples.” http://christianity.net.au/questions/how_do_christians_and_jehovas_witness_differ

They believe that Jesus has already returned in spirit form, in 1914.

They believe that only 144,000 will be up in heaven. The rest will remain on earth.

There is no grace for them as we know it. They work to earn their salvation, by doing ‘kingdom publishing ‘ work.

“They don’t have a personal relationship with Christ (who they say is not God), but rather they observe a system of law and works…They also consider any salute to a flag as worship of that flag, and therefore prohibited. They don’t vote, hold public office or serve in the military.”  http://www.chick.com/bc/1985/jehovahswitness.asp

“The Witnesses are taught that the world is under the devil’s control. To leave the organization is to fall under Satan’s control…Because the Witnesses are taught that Armageddon could arrive at any moment, he/she would be destroyed at Armageddon if they were to leave. The Witnesses believe that the Watchtower organization is God’s “Ark of Salvation.” (That sounds like something a cult would say to keep you with them!)   http://www.chick.com/information/religions/jw/rescue.asp

Their history is filled with false prophecies. Their leaders also claim to speak for God.
“Founder Charles Taze Russell made several early predictions and pronouncements such as the start of the millennium in 1872, that Jesus actually came in 1874, and that 1914 would see, “The end of a war that would destroy the kingdoms of this world and fully establish the Kingdom of God.” When it became obvious that the prophecies had failed, the dates were revised only to have them fail again. Heinze elaborates on the many failed predictions including the building of a mansion in 1929 in San Diego, California for “faithful men of old” who were soon to be resurrected to take charge of the earth. The house eventually became an embarrassing monument to their failed prophecy so it was sold in 1948. Heinze points out that, since these failed prophecies were based on erroneous interpretations of Bible, how can one trust the Watchtower to rightly divide the Scriptures when it comes to their doctrine?”   http://www.chick.com/bc/2000/failedprophecies.asp

They also do not believe in blood transfusions. However, I must say in their defense, our family can see some truth in this particular belief. We have seen that the demons just love the blood of an unbeliever that has been spilled. They congregate around it, increase their numbers with it, and draw strength from it. So, after seeing that, no one in our family would ever knowingly accept the blood of an unbeliever into their veins. A believer’s blood, yes. An unbeliever’s, no.

Some other links that proved interesting:
http://carm.org/jehovahs-witnesses-and-their-many-false-prophecies
http://www.bible.ca/Jw-Prophecy.htm
http://www.godandscience.org/cults/jwdiff.html
http://carm.org/jehovahs-witnesses-history
http://www.jwfacts.com/watchtower/1800s.php
http://www.lamblion.com/articles/articles_cults13.php
http://carm.org/is-the-jehovahs-witness-religion-christian
http://www.bible-knowledge.com/jehovah-s-witnesses/
http://www.bible.ca/Jw-NWT.htm

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Revelation 22:18-19 (KJV) “For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.”

Proverbs 30:6 (KJV) “Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.”

Matthew 24:3-5 (KJV) “And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world? And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.”

Jeremiah 14:14 (KJV) “Then the Lord said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name: I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spake unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination, and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their heart.”

Matthew 7:15, 20-23 (KJV) “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves…Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”

1 Timothy 4:1-2 (KJV) “Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;”

Acts 20:29-31 (KJV) “For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them. Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.”

John 20:24-29 (KJV) “But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came. The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe. And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you. Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing. And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God. Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.”

John 10:28 (KJV) “And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.”

John 10:30 (KJV) 30 “I and my Father are one.”

Luke 16:19- 31 (KJV) “There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day: And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores, And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence. Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father’s house: For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment. Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them. And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent. And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.”

Matthew 25:30 (KJV) “And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”

2 Corinthians 5:8 (KJV) “We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.”

1 Thessalonians 5:9-10 (KJV) “For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.”

Luke 23:42-43 (KJV) “And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with me in paradise.”

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A Demon of Spiritual Death

I had hoped that my next post would be on spiritually cleaning one’s house, (as a few people have requested this,) but I am finding that it is taking more time than I had thought, to research it all. I don’t want to post it, until I am assured of its truth and am able to stand behind its contents. So please say a quick prayer for me, that I will soon get it done and posted. Until then, I share this testimony  on answered prayers concerning a demon of spiritual death…

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The evening before college classes started, one of my kids came to me and said that Jesus wanted me to pray for him and his brother for tomorrow.

“Pray…for what?”, I asked him.

My son thought for a moment and then shrugged and said “our safety?”

So of course my mind began to race. Was it a probable car accident? Was it the thick smoke from the Rim Fire? What exactly was the danger?

I promptly went and asked my husband to also pray for them, as I sensed his prayers were also needed. As I prayed for them, I began to wonder again just what the danger was. Satan then tried to attack me with all sorts of doubts to their safety. But I kept claiming that the kids would be surrounded with God’s angels, that the Lord would make their path straight and safe, and that these prayers would indeed be answered!

Well, the next day, at around three in the afternoon, I felt the Lord tell me to stop what I was doing and to pray for the kids. So I did. I asked the Lord what He wanted me to pray for, and He told me to ask for His angels to surround them and protect them where ever they were, and that the angels would lead them to a safe place. (Again I was picturing smoke from the fire affecting their breathing, but this was not the problem.) I also sensed to ask that they would not become dizzy or ill.

When the kids got home safely, they told me that it was their college class entitled “Political Science”, that had caused the danger that called for such special preemptive prayer. The class started around three pm.

Turns out that this teacher (unknown to them before hand,) was openly and proudly a Muslim. He lectured on the Middle East problems, and every time he said the name ‘Mohammad’, (which was quite often,) he would always add on ‘may he rest in peace’. The teacher claimed that everyone must always say this if they ever said Mohammad’s name, especially in or for his class, in order to ‘show respect for the culture’.

The teacher spoke very fast in his thick foreign accent, which made it quite stressful just trying to keep up with understanding what all he was saying.

One of my boys, said the whole room was extremely oppressive, heavy, and unsettling. But this child neither heard nor seen any angels or demons. (When this kid gets stressed, he tends to block such visions from himself as a form of protection. So this did not surprise me too much.)

But my other kid could see and hear both the angels and the demons in the room. My kids were surrounded by God’s angels, and they were repeatedly saying quite firmly to them, (almost shouting,) “GET OUT! GET OUT! GET OUT! GET OUT!” They kept saying this to them for as long as the class lasted, which was about an hour and a half.

Another demon was trying to whisper into my kids mind, saying “It’s o.k., you can do it! It won’t be too hard. It’s just this one class where he mentions Mohammad. He won’t keep saying it in the future. You can handle this. This isn’t too much for you. You’ll see.” And the demon kept pointing out that “they had to take the class anyways, so might as well just take it and get it over with.”

But by far the worst demon in the room, was the enormous one that sat in the corner of the room staring at them. This demon, my child recalled, was one of the worst demons he had ever seen or encountered. It was hideous to look upon, and it smelled strongly of death. Not that this kid knew what death smelled like, he said he just ‘knew somehow’ that this is what death would smell like. It reminded my child of the one that tried to claim his life on the night of the scorpion sting. (This happened to him several weeks ago, and I have yet to share that story.)

In short, it was a demon of death. And this one was a demon of SPIRITUAL death.

Every time the teacher would say ‘Mohammad, may he rest in peace’, the demon became larger, growing in size, and it also became clearer and easier to see.

The longer they stayed there in that room, the more they felt immobilized, as if it was becoming harder and harder to move. My son expected to become dizzy because of the demons, but he never did, which really confused him at the time. I figured it was probably due to my specific prayers against this.

It wasn’t until the teacher himself left the room, that my kids finally left.

I was mortified upon hearing this; that they did not immediately leave the room upon hearing the angels warnings! (I kept thinking of 9-11 and the towers, when angels tried to warn the believers in that building to get out, but many did not listen and ended up dying sooner than what God would have willed. I did not want this happening to my kids!) I verbally chastised my children for not following the angels directions. “When an angel of The Lord God tells you to get out,” I told them, “YOU GET OUT!”

“But Mom,” they both replied to me, “We couldn’t leave and take that class from the other professor; he’s even worse! And we HAVE to take that course in order to graduate!”

“REMEMBER:” I told them, “NO class, NO amount of credits, and NO kind of degree, is EVER worth risking your soul for!!”

I told them that if it was me, I’d cancel the class immediately. I then thanked God for answering my prayers and keeping my children safe, despite their disobedience to the angels He had sent to lead them out and protect them. Then I went and shared their predicament with their father. He then went and reassured the kids that they could take the class from another teacher, maybe on line or even through another college, and then transfer the class to their college, so that they would still meet their requirements for graduation. This relieved them no small amount. They then went on line and canceled the class.

Later on that night, just in case, we also cast out any demons that may have entered in to our kids while they sat in that class.

My husband pointed out to me, that this teacher was indeed practicing and promoting his religion to the students by stating this. He said “it’s like a Christian professor, saying ‘He is risen indeed!’ every time he says the name of Jesus!”

Do you think they would ever let a Christian professor do that in his classes? All in the name of ‘respecting the culture’ of course.

This was my kids first experience with someone of the Islamic faith. And they had seen mosques in photos, but never up close, so they had no idea what kind of demons were associated with that religion.

Now they know.

The biggest spirits they now associate with that religion,
are THE DEMONS OF DEATH.

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“Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed.” John 6:27 (KJV)

“Beware lest there be any man that spoil you through philosophy, and vain deceit, through the traditions of men, according to the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.” Colossians 2:8 (GNV)

“Flee from evil and do good, and dwell forever.”
Psalm 37:27 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

“Abstain from all appearance of evil.”
1 Thessalonians 5:22 (KJV)

“Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.” 2 Timothy 2:22 (KJV)

“The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.” Psalm 34:7 (KJV)

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