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Ghost Busters

Posted on 1 August, 2013 at 14:48 Comments comments (1)
I went to visit a dear friend of mine who had purchased a farmhouse on twenty acres of land. This small, but quaint white house was nestled on top of a hill which seemed to draw it’s guest in. The rolling green hills and the secluded house with a long driveway, was the envy of all of her friends.   

My husband and I slept in their youngest daughter’s room, which was upstairs, while her daughter slept downstairs with her parents, cuddled under the sheets together.  

I woke up in the middle of the night by the laughter of a little child and the pitter-patter of little feet running through the hallway. “What in the world is my friend’s child doing up at this time of the night?” I wondered! I finally put the pillow over my head and went back to sleep. In the morning I couldn’t wait to inform my friend that her daughter sleepwalks during the night. As I explained this disturbance to my friend she quietly listened. After I had finish she informed me her daughter was asleep all night in the bed with her. How can you be sure I asked? She replied, “Because we have a ghost, and I have heard the same thing you heard.”  She further stated that she didn’t tell me because she wasn’t sure if she was hearing or imagining. She then explained that a man had killed himself in the barn. But that didn’t explain about the child playing in the hallway. She believed there was more than one ghost in the house, because she has heard pounding as well.   

Although my friend was not disturbed in the least bit by the strange occurrences in her house, I was. I explained to my friend that there is no such thing as ghost, but there are demons. Now I know that there are some that would disagree with me, but experience always beat’s an argument. My friend agreed that this could be a possibility, but didn’t know how to get rid of them.   

Matthew 14:25-27 says “25 And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea. 26 And when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, “It is a spirit: and they cried out for fear. 27 But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid (KJV).” Also in Luke 24:37–39 we read, "But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit.  And he said unto them, why are ye troubled? And why do thoughts arise in your hearts?  Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have (KJV).”     

The King James Bible says spirit while other bible versions says ghost.  Jesus’ disciples assumed that it was a spirit or ghost. I’m sure we would have thought the same thing, especially if we saw someone walking on water in a storm or enter your resident after you left his or her funeral. Jesus’ disciples believed it was a ghost, because they had no logical explanation for what they had observed, it wasn’t natural but supernatural. Laying aside superstitions and fables, we must draw on the Word of God. Nowhere in the bible did Jesus acknowledge ghost or cast them out of anyone or place, but He did cast out demons.   

Scripture says when people die; their spirit and soul immediately go to heaven or hell. We do not wander aimlessly about the earth or in a resident throwing things and banging on walls to get attention. We will not take up resident in a home to torment people, quite frankly demons do that very effectively without our help.   

Now I understand that people have seen what appeared to be a deceased relative or formal occupant, a tormented soul some would say. But, demons can take the form of deceased people, and angels. Why would demons occupy a resident? One reason would be to torment the current occupants. They would rather inhabit the person who allows fear or terror to take a hold of them, especially a child. Another reason is they may have a right to be there because of what you may have allowed in your home. Do you know anything about that artifact, antique, pottery design, or jewelry you purchased from a different country or perhaps a different culture? Are you the Priest of your home, or do you allow your children or others to participate in ungodly behavior in your home?

I remembered watching a documentary about a family tormented by a “ghost” in their home, especially their child. After seeking help and anointing there home with holy water, the problem went away for a short period of time, but came back with a vengeance. Finally they moved out of the resident. Everything was fine for a few months, and then it started all over again. I don’t believe a ghost followed them to their new residence. I do believe that a demon occupied their new resident because of something they processed or a demonic spirit processed them. 

I previously said that my friend agreed that this could be a demon, but she didn’t know how to get rid of them. As born again Christians we have been given the authority to cast out demons. Mark 16:17 (KJV) says, “And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils;…” Some would argue that this scripture only applies to people, but trust me it applies to our houses as well.   

But I would not recommend anyone that isn’t a born again Christian and who is actively involved in sin to try and cast out a demon. Demons know if you are living a life pleasing to God, or pleasing to them. Remember the seven sons of Sceva? In Acts 19:11-16, “11 And God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul: 12 So that from his body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them. 13 Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon them to call over them which had evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, We adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preacheth. 14 And there were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, and chief of the priests, which did so. 15 And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye? 16 And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded.” 

These men trusted in their position in the synagogue (or Church), and in someone else’s faith to do deliverance.They thought they had a right based on who they were, not who Jesus Christ is.They didn’t have that authority because they didn’t have a relationship with Jesus Christ. He was not their Savior nor Deliverer.   

So how do you get rid of an evil spirit? There is power in Jesus Christ BLOOD. There is no power in yelling louder, holy water or various anointing oils…to be continued.  

Blessings or Curses

Posted on 31 August, 2012 at 17:44 Comments comments (29)
Genetic or Generational Curse 

     Why do some Christians who tithe lack financially, and/or naturally (always pursuing but never achieving)? How can a Christian woman be physically capable of having child, but for no medical reason, be barren? Why do Christians suffer from depression and suicidal thoughts, which have plagued their family from one generation to another generation?  Why are hereditary diseases passed from one generation to another, when you are a God fearing, bible believing Christian?
     My own daughter had two stillborn births. These stillborns were devastating to us, seeing that each miscarriages happened at six and seventh month of her pregnancy. After the second child I became angry at the devil for taking the life of another grandchild. When I found out she was pregnant a third time I pleaded, and interceded before God on behalf of my daughter. Neither she nor I could bear to have another devastating heartache of losing another grandchild. 
     The Lord revealed to me that this was a generational curse. My mother could only have one child, me. There was no medical reason why she couldn’t have other children. Whether she had miscarried other children or not she didn’t tell me, but she did say she tried to have other children. I on the other hand, gave birth to two healthy children. That generation curse had not left me barren, but did cause other problems. Now my daughter was faced with this cursed. As I stood and prayed over my daughter for this curse to be removed and destroyed over our family line, I knew it was done. My daughter gave birth to a healthy boy and later a beautiful girl.
      As a Christian I knew that our Lord Jesus Christ took our sins upon the cross, and by His stripes we are healed. But, He took more than our sins upon the cross at Calvary. Gal. 3:13 says,  “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree” (KJV)
  Jesus Christ became a curse for us, that we might be free from the curses. We repent of our sins, knowing He bore are sins on the cross, but have we ever revoked the curses that He also redeemed us from at Calvary?
I use to think that once you become a Christian that you are free from any curse because you are not under the law, but grace. Let me explain it the way it was revealed to me. Your grandpa received an unusual pet.  He was advised not to get it, but it was so appealing to him, and besides it lives a very long time, at least four generations. So he open’s his door and allowed this forbidden pet into his home. Let’s call this pet a gremlin, and name it Sin. Sin wreaks havoc in the house destroying all it gets its hands on. Your grandparents die and eventually you inherit this pet. You know what it did to your grandparent’s and parent’s home.  Now you see what it is doing to your home and family. You take medication for depression because of what Sin has done in your life, and you have been diagnosed as a manic-depressive. It doesn’t surprise you, because your grandma, father, and brother suffered from depression also. You accept this depression as hereditary. One day you learn that as a Christian, you are not under the law but grace. Jesus Christ took your place at Calvary because of sin. You read the scripture Gal. 3:13 which says, that Jesus redeemed you from the curse due to sin. You realize that this depression is due to Sin. You repent for your mother and father allowing Sin to come into their lives, even seven generations back, as well as yourself. You revoke this curse from going any further, and place it under the blood that Jesus Christ shed for you. There is no sacrifice you need to make (Law) it was already made for you at Calvary. Now by revoking this curse you have kicked Sin out of your house and family. You are no longer depressed, because the root problem of depression was a generational curse. 
     Curses are a result of sin. Sin opens the door to curses. In Deuteronomy 28 Moses gives comprehensive lists of the blessings and curses. The blessings are listed in verses 3 through 13, the curses in verses 16 through 68. 
Two important features are common to blessings and curses. First, their effect is not limited to the individual.  It may extend to families, communities or whole nations. Second, they tend to continue from generation to generation until something happens to cancel their effects.

Seven Indications of a curse
1. Barrenness, tendency to miscarry or related female problems.
2. Mental and /or emotional breakdown.
3. Repeated or chronic sickness (especially if hereditary).
4. Continued financial insufficiency.
5. Being “Accident-Prone”.
6. A history of suicides and unnatural or untimely deaths.
7. Breakdown of marriage and family alienation.

To be continued…
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Can a Christian have a demon?

Posted on 24 August, 2011 at 11:57 Comments comments (2)
   In Mark 9:25 Jesus said, "Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I charge thee, come out of him and enter no more into him (KJV). In Luke 4:31-37 Jesus cast out a demon in a man. Jesus said in verse thirty-five, " Hold thy peace and come out of him (KJV). Jesus cast out, not cast off demon from his people. He gave his disciples and us the same mandate, "And these signs shall follow them that believe; in my name shall they cast out devils; (Mark 16:17)."
   We know through scripture verses that people can have a demon, but can a Christian have a demon? In order for me to answer that question let us look at what the scriptures says about sins.
   When we are born again we become a new creature in Christ. Ephesians 4:27 says, we are not to give the devil a foothold. A foothold is anything that gives the devil access or grounds to our lives and in us. These footholds generally have to do with sin. Sins we have committed, sins committed against us, or generational curses due to sin.
   Some sins we have committed against ourselves involve, sex outside of marriage, pornography, jealously, hatred, horoscopes (witchcraft), and abortion. Whether these and other sins were committed before we became a Christian or after, we have given the devil a foothold in us. We must renounce the works of the devil by asking for forgiveness and taking back the grounds we have given to the devil. The demon associated with these sins or infirmities must leave once commanded to do so, because they no longer have a right to be there. 
   Sins done to us are rape, abuse, and rejection.These offenses cause emotional and spiritual trauma. If we choose not to forgive and let go, we give the devil access and footholds to torment us and keep us in captivity. Through forgiveness we break the chains that bind us.
   In generational curses we see the same recurring problems from generation to generations, such as health problems, alcoholism, depression, suicide, and/or poverty to name a few. These are strongholds that must be broken and destroyed in our lives through the power of redemption and through the blood of Jesus Christ. 
   Some diseases and infirmities are a direct result of sin. We see forgiveness is necessary for healing and deliverance. Jesus said to the man with the palsy, "Thy sins be forgiven thee (Matt. 9:2)." In Mark 2:1-5 they brought a man to Jesus lowering him form the rooftop. Jesus once again said to the man, "Son, thy sins be forgiven thee." He called the man son, to imply he was one of his children. Then  the man was healed. Some sins are not as obvious as others such as fear, stress, and anxiety. Behind all sin is a demon. 
   There are some that might wonder how could good and evil dwell in the same body. Let me ask you question. In the Garden of Eden, where humanity and temptation began; why was there the tree of life and the tree of good and evil? How could they co-exist in the same place, Paradise?
   The good news is Jesus has defeated the works of the devil and he has given us the power and authority in His name, to cast our demons and heal the sick.
   I asked the question can a Christian have a demon? The answer is yes, a born again, and bible-thumping Christian can have a demon.
   As a deliverance minister, from my own experience, there is no question that a Christian can have a demon. A demon must be cast out, not off of a Christian. There are some that would argue that a spirit filled Christian cannot have a demon, and I would have to agree. However, the only person I know that was filled with the Spirit of God without measure is Jesus. The rest of us have room to grow.