WE ALL KNOW WHAT A PYTHON IS ,IT IS A LARGE SNAKE THAT SUFFOCATES ITS VICTIMS SLOWLY AND THEN SWALLOW THEM
SNAKES ARE GENERALLY VERY CUNNING AND DECEITFUL
THEY CAN ALSO BE VERY COLORFUL AND BEAUTIFUL JUST TO DECEIVE THEIR VICTIMS
WE SAW THE SERPENT AT THE BEGINNING OF THE BIBLE AND AT THE END PLAYING DANGEROUS ROLES IN THE LIFE OF THE WOMAN
IT TWISTED GOD’S WORD AND DECEIVED EVE IN GEN.3:1-19
IT TRIED TO DESTROY THE WORD IN REVELATION 12:1-17
THAT IMMEDIATELY TELLS YOU THAT YOU MUST PAY SERIOUS ATTENTION TO GOD’S WORD IF YOU WANT TO OVERCOME SATAN AND HIS TRICKS PSALM 17 :4
ACTS 16 ;16-25 EXPOSES SATAN OR LUCIFER OR THE SERPENT AS THE SPIRIT OF DIVINATION
And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying: The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which shew unto us the way of salvation. And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour. And when her masters saw that the hope of their gains was gone, they caught Paul and Silas, and drew them into the marketplace unto the rulers, And brought them to the magistrates, saying, These men, being Jews, do exceedingly trouble our city, And teach customs, which are not lawful for us to receive, neither to observe, being Romans. And the multitude rose up together against them: and the magistrates rent off their clothes, and commanded to beat them. And when they had laid many stripes upon them, they cast them into prison, charging the jailor to keep them safely: Who, having received such a charge, thrust them into the inner prison, and made their feet fast in the stocks. And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.
THE MAIN PURPOSE OF THE SPIRIT OF DIVINATION IS TO CAUSE DIVERSION AND DISTRACTION FROM PRAYER AND PRAISE AND FROM THE PRESENCE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
SATAN WAS DISGUISING HERE AS THE ANGEL OF LIGHT
WHAT THE GIRL SAID ABOUT PAUL AND SILAS WAS TRUE BUT THE MOTIVE WAS TO TAKE ALL THE GLORY FROM GOD AND GIVE IT TO THEM THAT THEY MIGHT GET IN TROUBLE WITH GOD
JUST LIKE SATAN TRIED TO GET JESUS INTO TROUBLE WITH GOD WHEN HE CAME TO TEMPT HIM
BUT JESUS DEFEATED HIM WITH GOD’S WORD
WE ARE NORMALLY CAREFUL TO DIFFERENCIATE BETWEEN RIGHT AND WRONG
HOW DO YOU DIFFERENCIATE BETWEEN WHAT IS RIGHT AND WHAT IS ALMOST RIGHT?
YOU NEED THE GIFT OF DISCERNMENT IF YOU MUST SEE THIS OLD SERPENTS IN ITS VARIOUS ROLES
NOW TALKING ABOUT SPIRIT SPOUSE THE SERPENT OFTEN MANIFESTS AS A SPIRIT SPOUSE,BUT IT CAN TAKE MANY OTHER MARINE FORMS
IT CAN EVEN MANIFEST AS A HUMAN BEING THAT YOU MAY OR MAY NOT RECOGNISE
SO WHAT ARE THE USUSAL SIGNS OF THE PRESENCE OF A SPIRIT SPOUSE IN PEOPLE’S LIVES?
LET ME FIRST CORRECT A GRAMMATICAL ERROR HERE .PLEASE STOP SAYING SPIRITUAL HUSBAND OR WIFE
THE PHRASE SPIRITUAL HUSBAND OR WIFE HAS TO WITH REAL HUMANS WHO ARE SPOUSES THAT ARE BORN AGAIN AND SPIRIT FILLED A
THE PHRASE SPIRIT WIFE OR SPIRIT HUSBAND DENOTES DEMONS WHO COME TO MINGLE WITH HUMAN BEINGS AS SPOUSES IN VARIOUS FORMS IN ORDER TO DEFILE,CONFUSE AND DESTROY PEOPLE’S LIVES AND HOMES
MANY PEOPLE HAVE DREAMS OF SNAKES OR EVEN SEE THE SNAKES A LOT IN REAL LIFE
WHAT ARE THE WARNING SIGNS OF THE SERPENT’S ATTACK ON YOUR LIFE OR HOME OR MARITAL DESTINT?
HOW WOULD YOU KNOW IF YOU ARE TROUBLED BY SPIRIT SPOUSE OR NOT?
YOU MUST FIRST REALISE THAT THESE SPIRITS EXIST,THEY ARE REAL
YOU MUST KNOW THAT LIFE IS VERY SPIRITUAL AND IF YOU ARE NOT SPIRITUALLY HOT AND EXTREMELY PRAYERFUL THEN YOU ARE PLAYING WITH YOUR DESTINY
HATRED OF MARRIAGE
UNPARDONABLE SEXUAL ERROR
NEGLECT ABANDONMENT BY THE OPPOSITE SEX
DEMONIC DREAM ASSISTANCE FROM UNKNOWN PEOPLE
PLAYING OR EATING WITH STRANGE PEOPLE IN THE DREAM
SWIMMING OR SEEING A RIVER IN THE DREAM
MISSING ONE’SIN THE DREAM
PREGNANCY IN THE DREAM
BREAST- FEEDING A BABY IN THE DREAM
BACKING A BABY IN THE DREAM
HAVING A FAMILY IN THE DREAM
SHOPPING WITH A MAN/ WOMAN IN THE DREAM
SEEING A MAN SLEEPING BY ONE’S SIDE IN THE DREAM
HATRED BY EARTHLY SPOUSE
SERIOUS GYNECOLOGICAL PROBLEMS
HAVING A MISCARRIAGE AFTER SEXUAL DREAMS
IF YOU NOTICE ANY OF THESE THINGS JUST GET READY TO FIGHT AND WIN
CHRIST HAS GIVEN US THE POWER TO WAGE WAR AGAINST THEM AND WIN
EPHES :10-18:LUKE 10:17-19;MARK 16:14-20;
MATHEW 10:1 ¶ And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.
SO IF YOU NOTICE THE PRSENCE OF THESE DEMONS YOU MUST GET READY TO JUST CAST THEM OUT OF YOUR LIFE IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST
NOW THEY ARE VERY DECEITFUL,DETERMINED AND EXTREMELY WICKED
YOU CANNOT BE A LUKEWARM CHRISTIAN AND CAST THEM OUT OF YOUR LIFE
YOU CANNOT BE LIKE EVE AND PLAY AROUND WITH GOD’S WORDS AND SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS TO YOU
YOU CANNOT JUST DEPEND ON THE ONE TIME DELIVERANCE PRAYERS OF YOUR PASTOR
YOU MUST PRAY WITHOUT CEASING,YOU MUST CARRY FIRE EVEN IN YOUR SLEEP
43 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none.
44 Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished.
45 Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.
THE 1ST WARNING SIGN IS LOSING YOUR SPIRITUAL PASSION AND DESIRES
PSALMS 63 AND 84 EXPOSE WHAT FOR GOD IS ALL ABOUT
ACCORDING TO PSALM 63 PASSION FOR GOD HAS NO COMPARISON
LOSING YOUR SPIRITUAL PASSION AND DESIRES DOES NOT JUST HAPPEN AT YOUR OWN WILL
AND IT DOES NOT TAKE PLACE OVERNIGHT, IT HAPPENS SLOWLY
JUST LIKE THE PYTHON SLOWLY SNEAKS ON ITS VICTIM AND SLOWLY AND METHODICALLY BEGINS TO TIGHTEN HIS HOLD TO CHOKE THE BREATH OUT OF THEM
SO ALSO THE CHANGES IN YOUR HEART ARE SUBTLE AND SNEAKY
LIFE PROBLEMS ARISE AND SLOWLY TAKE OVER YOUR TIME IN GOD’S WORD AND PRAYER
JESUS WARNS US ABOUT THIS IN THE PARABLE OF THE SOWER
MATHEW 13 18-25
Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower.M’t:13:19: When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side.M’t:13:20: But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it;M’t:13:21: Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended.M’t:13:22: He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.M’t:13:23: But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.M’t:13:24: Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:
M’t:13:25: But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.
BEFORE LONG YOU ARE TOO BUSY TO READ YOUR BIBLE AND RENEW YOUR MIND
THEN YOU START FEELING A DISCONNECT FORM THE SPIRIT OF GOD WHEN YOU PRAY
BEFORE YOU KNOW IT, YOU START SPENDING LESS AND LESS TIME IN PRAYER
YOU START TO ENJOY SLEEPING RATHER THAN PRAYING JESUS SAYS But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way
VERY SOON YOU WILL ALSO FIND SOME VERY GOOD REASONS NOT TO BE IN CHURCH PRAYER MEETINGS
IF YOU DON’T LIKE TO PRAY OR ATTEND PRAYER MEETINGS ANYMORE YOU NEED TO QUICKLY REPENT AND COME BACK TO MIDWEEK SERVICES
JESUS ALSO TEACHES US ABOUT THOSE REASONS IN LUKE 14:16-21
Then said he unto him, A certain man made a great supper, and bade many:Lu:14:17: And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready.Lu:14:18: And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused.Lu:14:19: And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused.Lu:14:20: And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.Lu:14:21: So that servant came, and shewed his lord these things. Then the master of the house being angry said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind.
WORLDLY PURSUITS START TO TAKE OVER YOUR PURSUIT OF GOD AND INSTEAD OF YOUR HEART BEING ON FIRE, IT GROWS VERY LUKEWARM
NO DOUBT THERE SHOULD BE THINGS THAT WE ENJOY OUTSIDE THE CHURCH SERVICES
WE SHOULD ALL HAVE HOBBIES, SKILLS, SPORTS ACTIVITIES, TRAVEL,SOWING ,GARDENING ETC
BUT I HAVE SEEN MANY CHRISTIANS EVERYWHERE (NOT JUST HERE) WHO WERE ONCE PASSIONATE FOR GOD AND HIS HOUSE, OR FOR EVANGELISM, WHO BEGIN TO SLOW DOWN AFTER A WHILE
THEY BEGIN TO FIND ALL THEIR ENJOYMENT IN WORLDLY THINGS RATHER THAN IN THE THINGS OF GOD
BEWARE OF JUST STAYING ONLINE IT MAY QUENCH YOUR FIRE AND YOUR EAL FOR GOD
THE 2ND WARNING SIGN IS PHYSICAL FATIGUE
IF YOUR BODY IS WEAK, IT ALLOWS WEAKNESSES TO GET INTO YOUR MIND OR SOUL AND FROM THEIR YOUR SPIRIT WILL BE NEGATIVELY AFFECTED
FOR EXAMPLE AFTER ELIJAH HAD KILLED 850 PROPHETS OF BAAL AND ASHERAH AND CALLED DOWN FIRE FROM HEAVEN, HE WAS OBVIOUSLY PHYSICALLY TIRED
HE KILLED ALL 850 PROPHETS BY HIMSELF
HE ALSO PRAYED SERIOUSLY FOR THE RAIN TO FALL AND RAN FASTER THAN AHAB’S CHARIOT
HE RAN FAST TRAVELLING FOR A WHOLE DAY INTO THE WILDERNESS BECAUSE JEZEBEL THREATENED TO KILL HIM
HE FINALLY SAT DOWN UNDER A TREE AND PRAYED FOR DEATH AND THEN FELL ASLEEP
WHY WAS HE PRAYING FOR DEATH? IT WAS BECAUSE HIS SOUL AND SPIRIT SUCCUMBED TO HIS TIRED BODY
YOUR BODY IS THE TEMPLE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT YOU MUST LEARN TO REST IT IF YOUR SPIRITUAL LIFE MUST BE VIBRANT AND STRONG
MANY A TIMES WE FACE OUR GREATEST ATTACKS JUST BEFORE A GREAT PROMOTION OR JUST AFTER A GREAT VICTORY
YOU NEED TO KEEP THIS IN MIND WHEN YOU ARE GOING THROUGH AN ATTACK
IT IS ALWAYS AN INDICATION THAT YOU ARE ABOUT TO GET A GREAT BREAKTHROUGH OR THAT YOU HAVE JUST GOT A GREAT VICTORY
ELISHA WAS SO TIRED IN HIS BODY AFTER SUCH A GREAT VICTORY THAT HE BEGAN TO FEEL LIKE A FAILURE
THANKS BE TO GOD WHO GAVE HIM REST AND SENT AN ANGEL TO FEED HIM
NEVER FEEL LIKE A FAILURE NO MATTER WHAT REMEMBER YOUR FAITH IN CHRIST GIVES YOU VICTORY 1 JOHN 5:4-5
THE THIRD SIGN IS THE ATTACK ON YOUR RESOURCES
THE THIRD SIGN THAT YOU ARE UNDER ATTACK FROM THE ENEMYIS THE LACK ATTACK
SOMETIMES IT WOULD SEEM LIKE ALL YOUR RESOURCES DRY UP AT THE SAME TIME
FOR EXAMPLE,WHEN EVERYTHING STARTS BREAKING DOWN AT THE SAME TIME
WHEN BUSINESS DRIES UP OR RETRENCHMENTS ARE ANNOUNCED AT WORK AND YOUR NAME TOPS THE LIST
THE CAR BREAKS DOWN, THE APPLIANCES ARE FREEZING, AND ALL THE KIDS ARE SICK, THIS IS A SIGN YOUR RESOURCES COULD BE UNDER AN ATTACK
THE ENEMY ATTACKS IN THIS WAY TO GET YOU TO TAKE YOUR EYES OFF GOD AND PUT YOUR EYES ON MONEY AND NEEDS
IF HE CAN GET YOU WORRYING RATHER THAN WORSHIPPING, YOU MAY START TO MAKE DECISIONS THAT ARE NOT IN LINE WITH GOD’S WILL AND GUIDANCE
I HAVE SEEN PEOPLE WHO WERE FULLY COMMITTED TO GOD AND GROWING SPIRITUALLY AND THEN THE ENEMY HIT THEM WITH AN ATTACK ON THEIR FINANCES
THEY TOOK THEIR EYES OFF GOD AND BEGAN TO LOOK FOR MONEY BY ALL MEANS
THEN AN OPPORTUNITY CAME ALONG BUT NOT AN ANOINTED OPPORTUNITY NOT EVERY “GOOD” OFFER IS FROM GOD.
THE DEVIL CAN MAKE SOME VERY TEMPTING OFFERS.
HE EVEN TRIED TO SWAY JESUS FROM HIS PURPOSE, OFFERING HIM ALL THE KINGDOMS OF THE WORLD AS A WAY OUT OF THE CROSS.
THAT WAS ASERIOUS TRAP BUT THE LORD DID NOT FALL FOR IT
THE DEVIL ADDED, “ALL THESE THINGS I WILL GIVE YOU IF YOU WILL FALL DOWN AND WORSHIP ME” MATT. 4:9.
YOUR ENEMY CAN ORGANISE YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES TO CHEAPLY GIVE YOU WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR AT A VULNERABLE MOMENT IN YOUR LIFE ,AND THEN STEAL FROM YOU WHAT MATTERS MOST.
ALWAYS REMEMBER THERE ARE TWO TIMES IN YOUR LIFE WHEN YOU ARE ESPECIALLY VULNERABLE TO TEMPTATION:
WHEN YOU HAVE NOTHING AND WHEN YOU HAVE EVERYTHING.
“Two things have I required of thee; deny me them not before I die:Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me: Lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain.”
STAY CLOSE TO GOD IN BOTH THE GOOD TIMES AND THE BAD TIMES.
WHETHER YOU ARE IN A SEASON WHEN THINGS ARE GOING GOOD
OR A SEASON WHEN NOTHING IS GOING RIGHT,
GOD HAS PROMISED TO SUPPLY ALL OF OUR NEEDS ACCORDING TO HIS RICHES IN GLORY BY CHRIST JESUS AS YOU SEEK HIM FIRST AND HONOR HIM WITH YOUR FINANCES.
IF YOU ARE GOING THROUGH A LACK ATTACK AND HAVE MORE NEEDS THAN YOU HAVE MONEY, FOCUS YOUR MIND ON GOD’S PROMISES, NOT ON YOUR PROBLEMS.
REMEMBER SCRIPTURES LIKE:
I HAVE BEEN YOUNG, AND NOW AM OLD;YET I HAVE NOT SEEN THE RIGHTEOUS FORSAKEN, NOR HIS DESCENDANTS BEGGING BREAD PSALM 37:25
THIS BOOK OF THE LAW SHALL NOT DEPART FROM YOUR MOUTH, BUT YOU SHALL MEDITATE IN IT DAY AND NIGHT, THAT YOU MAY OBSERVE TO DO ACCORDING TO ALL THAT IS WRITTEN IN IT FOR THEN YOU WILL MAKE YOUR WAY PROSPEROUS, AND THEN YOU WILL HAVE GOOD SUCCESS. JOSHUA 1:8
THIS GENERATION IS BEING TRAINED TO TAKE THEIR LIFE DIRECTION FROM TRUSTING IN MONEY RATHER THAN TRUSTING GOD.
IF PEOPLE WANT TO WORK, THAT IS GREAT,BUT THAT JOB NEEDS TO ALLOW THEM TO GO TO CHURCH.
NEVER TRADE THE THINGS OF GOD FOR MINIMUM OR MXIMUM WAGE,THE NEW PHONE, A BETTER CAR, OR A MORE BEAUTIFUL HOUSE
THESE THINGS ARE JUST NOT WORTH THAT MUCH IN THE LIGHT OF ETERNITY.
IF THE FINANCIAL SOLUTION PULLS YOU AWAY FROM GOD’S HOUSE ON SUNDAY
OR IF IT TAKES YOU AWAY FROM YOUR FAMILY THEN YOU NEED TO PRAY FOR ANOTHER SOLUTION
TAKE ALL DECISIONS TO THE LORD IN PRAYER, TRUST HIM, AND FOLLOW HIS LEADING.HE WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU NOR FORSAKE YOU
YOU MUST JUST ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT THERE ARE TWO TIMES IN YOUR LIFE WHEN YOU ARE ESPECIALLY VULNERABLE TO TEMPTATION:
WHEN YOU HAVE NOTHING AND WHEN YOU HAVE EVERYTHING
TITHING IS AN ACT OF TRUSTING GOD TO TAKE CARE OF THE REST OF YOUR NEEDS.
AND WHEN THINGS GET TIGHT FINANCIALLY, IT CAN BE DIFFICULT TO DECIDE WHETHER TO PAY A BILL OR HONOR GOD WITH THE TITHE.
THEREFORE YOU MUST STRONGLY MAKE YOUR DECISIONS ABOUT TITHING BEFORE A LACK ATTACK HITS YOU
THE FOURTH SIGN :WEAK PRAYERLIFE
THE FOURTH SIGN THAT YOU ARE UNDER A SPIRITUAL ATTACK IS A WEAKENING PRAYER LIFE.
“COULD YOU NOT WATCH WITH ME ONE HOUR?” JESUS ASKED HIS DISCIPLES.
THEN HE TOLD THEM, “WATCH AND PRAY, LEST YOU ENTER INTO TEMPTATION. THE SPIRIT INDEED IS WILLING, BUT THE FLESH IS WEAK”MATT 26:40-41.
HOURS LATER PETER FOUND HIMSELF UNDER ATTACK, AND HE DENIED THAT HE EVEN KNEW THE LORD.
WHEN THE TEMPTATION CAME FOR PETER TO DENY THE LORD THE FLESH WAS TOO WEAK.
PRAYER IS AN ACT OF SERIOUS AND VERY SERIOUS SELF DISCIPLINE ,THERE IS NO “GIFT OF PRAYER.”
IT TAKES A DICIPLINED ACTION ON YOUR PART AND IT EQUALLY TAKES FAITH AND PERSISTENCE.
HOWEVER, THERE ARE TIMES WHEN EVEN THOUGH YOU ARE FAITHFUL TO PRAY, YOUR MIND MAY WORK AGAINST YOU.
YOU MUST LEARN TO BLOCK OUT ALL DISTRACTIONS AND FOCUS YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE LORD AS YOU PRAY .
YOU MUST REALIZE THAT THE ENEMY WANTS TO CIRCUMVENT GOD’S WILL FOR YOUR PRAYER LIFE
YOU’LL THINK OF HUNDREDS OF THINGS YOU NEED TO DO THE MOMENT YOU TRY TO GO PRAY.
PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT IN EVERY FAILURE IN LIFE THERE WILL ALWAYS BE TWO COMMON DENOMINATORS: A DUSTY BIBLE IN OTHER WORDS LACK OF BIBLE STUDY AND A BROKEN-DOWN PRAYER ALTAR.
THE PYTHON STRATEGY IS TO SQUEEZE PRAYER AND BIBLE READING OUT OF YOUR DAILY AGENDA.
REMEMBER IT’S NOT ONLY THE NORMAL OR NATURAL DUTIES AND CARES OF LIFE THAT KEEP YOU FROM YOUR PLACE AND TIME OF PRAYER
IT IS AN UNSEEN SPIRITUAL TACTIC OF THE PYTHON TO CHOKE PRAYER OUT OF YOUR LIFE.
IF YOU ARE NOT READING YOUR BIBLE AND PRAYING ON A REGULAR BASIS, YOU ARE UNDER SPIRITUAL ATTACK. DON’T BE FOOLED BY THOSE GREAT EXCUSES
MAY GOD OPEN YOUR EYES TO SEE WHAT THE WICKED PYTHON DOES IN YOUR LIFE AND FAMILY ,THEN YOUR EXCUSES WILL FLY OUT OF THE WINDOW
THE SPIRIT OF PYTHON IN ACTS 16 ATTACKED PAUL AND SILAS AS THEY WENT TO THE TEMPLE AT THEIR TIME OF PRAYER V. 16–18
And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying:
Ac:16:17: The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which shew unto us the way of salvation.
Ac:16:18: And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour.
YOU MUST CAST OUT THE SPIRIT THAT SEEMS RIGHT NOT JUST THE ONE THAT IS WRONG
THE KEY TO SPIRITUAL LIFE IS TO INHALE THE WORD OF GOD AND EXHALE WITH PRAYER.
THE BIBLE IS THE INSPIRED WORD OF GOD, WHICH MEANS IT IS “GOD-BREATHED.
“SO WHEN YOU READ THE BIBLE, YOU BREATHE IN YOUR SPIRITUAL LIFE.
WHEN YOU PRAY, YOU EXHALE.
YOU CAN’T JUST BREATHE IN; YOU MUST ALSO BREATHE OUT.
THE FIFTH SIGN IS FEELING OVERWHELMED AND HOPELESS
ARE YOU FEELING OVERWHELMED BY CIRCUMSTANCES? ARE YOU FEELING HELPLESS AND HOPELESS?
THAT COULD BE A SIGN THAT YOU ARE UNDER ATTACK.
THE WORD CIRCUMSTANCE COMES FROM TWO WORDS: CIRCUM (ENCIRCLE} AND STANCE (STAND}.
WHEN CIRCUMSTANCES FEEL OVERWHELMING, EVERYWHERE YOU TURN IT IS A SIGN THAT YOU ARE BEING CHOKED BY THAT PYTHON SPIRIT
IN OTHER WORDS, YOU ARE STANDING ENCIRCLED AND PARALYSED BY WHAT’S GOING ON.
YOU JUST SEE YOURSELF GOING FROM PROBLEM TO PROBLEM
THERE IS ALWAYS ANOTHER PROBLEM, AND ANOTHER PROBLEM, AND ANOTHER PROBLEM.
IT IS AS IF THERE IS NO ESCAPE; YOUR PROBLEMS LINE UP AS FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE AND THEY OVERWHELM YOU.
PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT IN EVERY FAILURE IN LIFE THERE WILL ALWAYS BE TWO COMMON DENOMINATORS: A DUSTY BIBLE IN OTHER WORDS LACK OF BIBLE STUDY AND A BROKEN-DOWN PRAYER ALTAR.
IT DOESN’T TAKE LONG FOR FEELINGS OF BEING OVERWHELMED TO LEAD TO HOPELESSNESS.
YOU JUST FEEL LIKE GIVING UP. I WANT YOU TO UNDERSTAND SOMETHING ABOUT HOPELESSNESS.
IT DOES NOT COME ON YOU SUDDENLY AT ALL.
WHEN YOU HIT THAT WALL AND JUST FEEL LIKE THROWING IN THE TOWEL AND QUITTING JUST KNOW THAT THAT THOUGHT FORMED IN YOUR SPIRIT LONG BEFORE.
REMEMBER THE PYTHON SUFFOCATES ITS VICTIMS SLOWLY.
IF YOU DON’T EVER MAKE QUITTING AN OPTION, THEN YOU WILL NOT WANT TO QUIT WHEN TIMES GET HARD.
YOU WILL WANT TO KEEP PRESSING ON IN FAITH KNOWING THAT GOD’S STRENGTH IS GREATER THAN YOURS AND HE WILL SEE YOU THROUGH EVERY BATTLE IN JESUS NAME
IF YOU ARE THINKING ABOUT QUITTING ANYTHING MARRIAGE,JOB,ETC
IF YOU ARE THINKING ABOUT WALKING AWAY FROM THE FAMILY OF FAITH, THEN YOU ARE UNDER ATTACK.
GRADUALLY, LITTLE BY LITTLE, THE FREEDOM AND WILLINGNESS TO LIVE IS SQUEEZED OUT OF ITS PREY.
THE BIBLE SAYS, “HOPE DEFERRED MAKES THE HEART SICK” PROV. 13:12.
IT ALSO TELLS US, “FAITH IS THE SUBSTANCE OF THINGS HOPED FOR, THE EVIDENCE OF THINGS NOT SEEN” HEB.11 :1.
IF THE ENEMY CAN GET YOU TO LOSE HOPE, HE CAN GET YOU TO STOP LIVING BY FAITH.
THIS IS ONE OF THE TRICKS THE ENEMY USES TO PLANT THE SEEDS OF A BAD ATTITUDE OR EVEN SUICIDE.
THOUGHTS SUCH AS “WHAT’S THE USE? WHY EVEN TRY? NOTHING IS CHANGING” WILL BEGIN TO FLOOD YOUR MIND.
FRUSTRATION BEGINS TO TAKE HOLD OF YOU , FRUSTRATION IS JUST FEAR THAT YOUR EFFORTS WILL NOT PAY OFF
THE SIXTH SIGN IS THAT OLD HABITS AND LIFESTYLE WILL BEGIN TO RESURFACE
THE SIXTH SIGN THAT YOU ARE UNDER SPIRITUAL ATTACK IS THAT OLD INIQUITIES BEGIN TO RESURFACE IN YOUR LIFE.
WHAT IS AN INIQUITY?
SOME CONSIDER INIQUITIES TO BE THOSE OLD HABITS THAT YOUR SOUL WANTS TO FALL BACK ON WHEN THINGS DON’T SEEM TO BE GOING YOUR WAY
THINGS LIKE SMOKING, DRUG ABUSE, EXCESSIVE DRINKING, VISITING THE BARS OR CLUBS
OR JUST INDULGING THE FLESH SUCH AS WATCHING TOO MUCH TELEVISION AND CRAVING TOO MUCH SUGAR.
INIQUITIES ALSO HAVE TO DO WITH WICKEDNESS AND INJUSTICE,
LIKE LYING, CHEATING, AND STEALING FROM OTHERS.
THEY INCLUDE SEXUAL SINS SUCH AS FORNICATION AND ADULTERY PORNOGRAPHY,LUST ETC.
OFTEN THIS SIGN OF ATTACK BEGINS WITH A LONGING FOR YOUR FORMER LIFESTYLE.
PERHAPS YOU HAVE THOUGHT, “WELL, AT LEAST WHEN I WAS IN THE WORLD, I HAD THIS OR DID THAT.”
LIKE THE ISRAELITES COMPLAINING IN THE WILDERNESS, YOU WILL HAVE A SELECTIVE MEMORY AND BACKSLIDE IN YOUR HEART.
DON’T LET YOUR HEART BE TROUBLED BELIEVE IN GOD,AND BELIEVE IN CHRIST
WHEN MOSES LED THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL OUT OF EGYPTIAN SLAVERY, THEY COMPLAINED AND WANTED TO GO BACK-TO SLAVERY EVERY TIME THEY ENCOUNTERED A LITTLE HARDSHIP
AFTER SUCH A MIRACULOUS DELIVERANCE OUT OF EGYPT, ACROSS THE RED SEA, AND INTO SAFETY,THEY GOT A LITTLE HUNGRY AND THE COMPLAINTS STARTED ROLLING OUT.
“OH, THAT WE HAD DIED BY THE HAND OF THE LORD IN THE LAND OF
EGYPT, WHEN WE SAT BY THE POTS OF MEAT AND WHEN WE ATE BREAD TO THE FULL! FOR YOU HAVE BROUGHT US OUT INTO THIS WILDERNESS TO KILL THIS WHOLE ASSEMBLY WITH HUNGER” EXOD. 16:3.
THE CHILDREN OF GOD STILL FALL INTO THE SAME PATTERNS TODAY.
IF YOU START GOING BACK TO OLD INIQUITIES THAT GOD HAS SET YOU FREE FROM,
IF YOU EVEN START THINKING ABOUT THESE THINGS, DO NOT IGNORE THE WARNING CONVICTION AND SIGNS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.
IT IS A SURE SIGN THAT YOU ARE UNDER ATTACK, AND THE LIES OF THE PYTHON ARE COILING AROUND YOU TO PULL YOU UNDER.
THE SEVENTH SIGN IS THAT YOU START TO PULL AWAY FROM GODLY RELATIONSHIPS
WHEN OLD INIQUITIES START TEMPTING YOU, THE NEXT SIGN OF SPIRITUAL ATTACK IS SURE TO FOLLOW: YOU WILL BE PULLING AWAY FROM GODLY RELATIONSHIPS.
THERE WAS A TIME WHEN YOU WERE IN THE CHURCH SERVICES EVERY TIME THE DOORS OPENED.
YOU WERE AMONG THE LAST TO LEAVE THE BUILDING BECAUSE YOU ENJOYED TALKING TO AND BEING AROUND OTHER BELIEVERS.
HAVE YOU PULLED OUT OF RELATIONSHIPS WITH PEOPLE AT CHURCH OR WITH PEOPLE IN YOUR SMALL GROUP?
ARE YOU STILL IN THE CHOIR? ARE YOU STILL AN URSHER? SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER? INTERCESSOR?
ARE MORE AND MORE OF YOUR FRIENDS CARNALLY MINDED RATHER THAN SPIRITUALLY MINDED?
IF SO, YOU ARE STUMBLING AROUND ON THE BATTLEGROUND AND THE ENEMY HAS A TARGET DRAWN ON YOUR HEAD
WHEN YOUR LIFE IS FULL OF GOD AND FILLED WITH HIS SPIRIT, YOUR UNSAVED FRIENDS WILL BE DRAWN TO HIM.
YOUR FRIENDS ARE THE PHOTOGRAPH OF YOUR FUTURE.
IF YOU HAVE MORE IN COMMON WITH PEOPLE IN THE WORLD THAN YOU DO WITH PEOPLE WHO SERVE CHRIST, YOU ARE NOT CONNECTED TO THE RIGHT PEOPLE
FIVE -DO NOTS” THAT YOU MUST REMEMBER IN ORDER TO BREAK THE ENEMY’S ATTACK
ONCE YOU’VE “MARKED YOUR TREE” AND TAKEN A STAND AGAINST THE ENEMY’S ATTACK, THERE ARE FIVE “DO NOTS” THAT YOU MUST REMEMBER.
THE FIRST THING TO REMEMBER IS THIS: DO NOT FORGET WHO MADE YOU.
GOD CREATED YOU WITH STORMS IN MIND. HE DESIGNED YOU TO BE WEATHERPROOF.
LET THE WINDS BLOW; LET THE STORMS RAGEYOU ARE GOING TO MAKE IT
THROUGH IN HIM.
Isa:43:1: But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.Isa:43:2: When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.Isa:43:3: For I am the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour: I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee. Isa:43:4: Since thou wast precious in my sight, thou hast been honourable, and I have loved thee: therefore will I give men for thee, and people for thy life.Isa:43:5: Fear not: for I am with thee: I will bring thy seed from the east, and gather thee from the west;
YOU ARE HIS CHILD, AND HE CARES FOR YOU. HE WANTS TO SEE YOU SUCCEED.
THE BIBLE SAYS THE RIGHTEOUS WILL FLOURISH LIKE A PALM TREE PS. 92: 12.
THE HURRICANE WINDS WILL BREAK MASSIVE OAK TREES LIKE MATCHSTICKS, BUT NOT PALM TREES.
PALM TREES ARE DESIGNED TO BEND BUT NOT BREAK.
THE STORM MAY BEND YOU, BUT IT CAN’T BREAK YOU ESPECIALLY IF IT BENDS YOU TO YOUR KNEES AND JESUS IS THE CENTER OF YOUR LIFE.
YOU ARE JUST LIKE THE PALM TREE THAT IS BUILT AND DESIGNED TO WITHSTAND THE STORM
YOU ARE DESIGNED TO EVEN BOUNCE BACK STRONGER AND MORE RESILIENT THAN BEFORE THE STORM
GOD BUILT YOU WITH THAT STORM IN MIND.
GOD HAS GIVEN YOU BOUNCE-BACK POWER AND MENTALITY
GOD HAS NOT GIVEN US THE SPIRIT OF FEAR BUT OF LOVE ,POWER AND SOUND MIND 2 TIM 1:7
IN MICAH 7:8 THE BIBLE SAYS, “DO NOT REJOICE OVER ME, MY ENEMY; WHEN I FALL, I WILL ARISE.”
GOD HAS PUT A BOUNCE IN YOU LIKE A RUBBER BALL.
IF LIFE HAS THROWN YOU DOWN, REMEMBER: THE HARDER YOU FALL, THE HIGHER YOU BOUNCE BACK.
SECOND, DO NOT FORSAKE THE TIME AND PLACE OF PRAYER.
I’VE LEARNED THERE ARE TWO THINGS THAT ARE VITAL TO A SUCCESSFUL PRAYER LIFE: A TIME OF PRAYER AND A PLACE OF PRAYER.
FOR ME THE RIGHT TIME IS IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR, AND THE RIGHT PLACE IS THE HOUSE OF GOD AND MY PERSONAL PRAYER ROOM
PSM 119:62 SAYS At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee because of thy righteous judgments.
ACTS 16 :25-26 And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.
26 And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one’s bands were loosed.
MY PERSONAL PRAYER ROOM IS A PLACE I GO THAT SAYS, “GOD, I AM HERE TO BE WITH YOU.”
THERE’S A REAL DYNAMIC THAT BEGINS TO TAKE PLACE WHEN YOU PRAY AND WORSHIP CONSISTENTLY IN THE SAME PLACE
THANKING GOD FOR HIS GOODNESS IN THE TIMES WHEN EVERYTHING IS GOING GREAT,
AND ALSO PRAYING WITH THANKFULNESS WHEN THE TOUGH TIMES MAKE YOUR TEARS FLOW,WHEN THE BURDENS AND TRIALS OF LIFE FEEL OVERWHELMING.
APART FROM THE CHURCH,YOUR OWN PLACE OF PRAYER MAY ALSO BE A ROOM IN YOUR HOUSE
A QUIET FIELD, A SPOT IN THE FIELDS OR -ANY PLACE THAT YOU HAVE CONSECRATED TO GOD AS YOUR MEETING PLACE WITH HIM.
PLEASE DON’T TELL ME IT IS IN YOUR BED,THERE YOU WILL ONLY PRAY FOR FIVE MINUTES AND SLEEP OFF
WITHOUT A PLACE OF PRAYER, YOU ARE LESS AND LESS LIKELY TO PERSONALLY MEET WITH GOD ON A CONSISTENT BASIS.
IT CAN FEEL HARD TO PRAY.WHEN YOU ARE GOING THROUGH HARDSHIPS
WHEN YOU ARE FIGHTING BATTLES AND WHEN IT FEELS AS IF ALL HELL IS FIGHTING AGAINST YOU
IF YOU WILL JUST GO TO YOUR PLACE OF PRAYER, EVEN IF YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT TO PRAY, YOU CAN LETTHE HOLY SPIRIT DO THE TALKING.
JUST GOING TO THAT PLACE OF PRAYER IS AN ACT OF SURRENDER TO GOD’S WILL FOR YOUR LIFE.
YOUR PHYSICAL PRESENCE THERE SAYS, “I WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU, FATHER.
I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO SAY, WHAT TO PRAY, BUT I AM HERE.”
SOMETIMES I WILL GO TO MY PLACE OF PRAYER AND JUST WAIT ON GOD WITH A QUIET WORSHIP SONG
IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A PLACE OF PRAYER, CREATE ONE TODAY.
GOD WILL POUR COURAGE INTO YOU EVERY TIME YOU HAVE A TIME OF PRAYER WITH HIM IN THE PLACE OF PRAYER
AND YOU WILL MAKE IT THROUGH THE ATTACK BECAUSE .
JUST REMEMBER THAT THERE ARE TWO THINGS THAT ARE VITAL TO A SUCCESSFUL PRAYER LIFE: A TIME OF PRAYER AND A PLACE OF PRAYER.
THIRD, DO NOT FORSAKE THE PLACE OF POWER.
And he said, What then is to be done for her? And Gehazi answered, Verily she hath no child, and her husband is old.2Ki:4:15: And he said, Call her. And when he had called her, she stood in the door. 2Ki:4:16: And he said, About this season, according to the time of life, thou shalt embrace a son. And she said, Nay, my lord, thou man of God, do not lie unto thine handmaid. 2Ki:4:17: And the woman conceived, and bare a son at that season that Elisha had said unto her, according to the time of life.2Ki:4:18: And when the child was grown, it fell on a day, that he went out to his father to the reapers.2Ki:4:19: And he said unto his father, My head, my head. And he said to a lad, Carry him to his mother.2Ki:4:20: And when he had taken him, and brought him to his mother, he sat on her knees till noon, and then died.2Ki:4:21: And she went up, and laid him on the bed of the man of God, and shut the door upon him, and went out.2Ki:4:22: And she called unto her husband, and said, Send me, I pray thee, one of the young men, and one of the asses, that I may run to the man of God, and come again.2Ki:4:23: And he said, Wherefore wilt thou go to him to day? it is neither new moon, nor sabbath. And she said, It shall be well.
2Ki:4:24: Then she saddled an ass, and said to her servant, Drive, and go forward; slack not thy riding for me, except I bid thee.
2Ki:4:25: So she went and came unto the man of God to mount Carmel. And it came to pass, when the man of God saw her afar off, that he said to Gehazi his servant, Behold, yonder is that Shunammite:
2Ki:4:26: Run now, I pray thee, to meet her, and say unto her, Is it well with thee? is it well with thy husband? is it well with the child? And she answered, It is well.
2Ki:4:27: And when she came to the man of God to the hill, she caught him by the feet: but Gehazi came near to thrust her away. And the man of God said, Let her alone; for her soul is vexed within her: and the LORD hath hid it from me, and hath not told me.
WHEN YOU GET INTO A SPIRITUAL BATTLE, THE ENEMY WILL TRY TO PULL YOU AWAY FROM CHURCH.
HE’LL DO IT WITH ALL OF HIS MIGHT.
AS LONG AS THE PRODIGAL SON WAS IN THE FATHER’S HOUSE, HE WAS SAFE;
IT WAS WHEN HE ABANDONED THE FATHER’S HOUSE AND WENT INTO A FOREIGN COUNTRY THAT HE LOST EVERYTHING.
IN PSALM 20 THE PEOPLE PRAYED FOR DAVID, “MAY THE LORD ANSWER YOU IN THE DAY OF TROUBLE; MAY THE NAME OF THE GOD OF JACOB DEFEND YOU; MAY HE SEND YOU HELP FROM THE SANCTUARY, AND STRENGTHEN YOU OUT OF ZION” VV. 1-2, EMPHASIS ADDED).
YOUR CHURCH IS YOUR PLACE OF POWER. DON’T FORSAKE THE PLACE OF POWER.
WHEN THE ENEMY TELLS YOU TEN REASONS TO STAY HOME, THAT’S WHEN YOU SHOULD START GETTING READY TO EVEN GO FASTER TO CHURCH
SOME CHRISTIANS ARE ROLLING STONES AND FAIR WEATHER PEOPLE
THEY JUST BLOW FROM CHURCH TO CHURCH LIKE ROOTLESS AND FRUITLESS WEEDS
BE A TREE, NOT A WEED! BECAUSE A TREE IS PLANTED PS. 92: 13-14.
FOURTH, DO NOT FORSAKE THE POWER OF PARTNERSHIP.
WISE SOLOMON SAID, “TWO ARE BETTER THAN ONE, BECAUSE THEY HAVE A GOOD REWARD FOR THEIR LABOR. FOR IF THEY FALL, ONE WILL LIFT UP HIS COMPANION. BUT WOE TO HIM WHO IS ALONE WHEN HE FALLS, FOR HE HAS NO ONE TO HELP HIM UP” ECCLES. 4:9-10..
THE ENEMY’ S TACTIC NEVER CHANGES; HE WANTS TO DIVIDE AND CONQUER.
THAT IS HOW THE SNAKE SATAN FIRST DECEIVED EVE; HE GOT HER ALONE AND TWISTED THE WORDS OF GOD.
BUT YOU NEED TO USE WISDOM IN CHOOSING WHICH RELATIONSHIPS YOU SHOULD CULTIVATE. “IRON SHARPENS IRON” PROV. 27:17.
YOU DON’T NEED TO SUPPORT TOXIC, DYSFUNCTIONAL, DRAINING RELATIONSHIPS.
YOU NEED THE POWER OF PARTNERSHIP THAT HOLY RELATIONSHIPS PROVIDE.
IT IS GOOD TO BE AROUND PEOPLE WHO HAVE LIVED LONGER AND DONE MORE THAN YOU HAVE.
YOU CAN LEARN FROM THEIR EXPERIENCE, INCLUDING THEIR MISTAKES.
WHEN YOU ARE GOING THROUGH AN ATTACK, YOU DON’T NEED FRIENDS WHO WANT TO DRAG YOU DOWN FURTHER.
YOU NEED TO BE AROUND SPIRITUAL GIANTS WHO HAVE FOUGHT THE GOOD FIGHT OF FAITH AND ARE STILL STANDING.
FIFTH, DO NOT DISCONNECT FROM PASTORAL PROTECTION.
GOD HAS GIVEN PASTORS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF FEEDING AND PROTECTING THE FLOCK.
THAT IS WHY HEBREWS 13:17 SAYS, “OBEY THOSE WHO RULE OVER YOU, AND BE SUBMISSIVE, FOR THEY WATCH OUT FOR YOUR SOULS, AS THOSE WHO MUST GIVE ACCOUNT. LET THEM DO SO WITH JOY AND NOT WITH GRIEF, FOR THAT WOULD BE UNPROFITABLE FOR YOU.”
THE SHEPHERD SEES THE WOLF COMING EVEN WHEN YOU DON’T KNOW YOU ARE UNDER ATTACK.
DAVID SAID OF THE LORD, THE GOOD SHEPHERD, YEA, THOUGH I WALK THROUGH THE VALLEY OF THE SHADOW OF DEATH, I WILL FEAR NO EVIL; FOR YOU ARE WITH ME; YOUR ROD AND YOUR STAFF, THEY COMFORT RNE” PS. 23:4.
LET US PRAY
TOTAL DELIVERANCE FROM SPIRIT HUSBANDS AND WIVES DEMAND SERIOUS WARFARE ,FAITH AND JOY
DON’T LET THE ENEMY STEAL YOUR JOY OR CAUSE YOU TO DOUBT
POWER IS RELEASED TO CREATE IMPACT WHEN YOU RELEASE YOUR FAITH WITH REJOICING AND THANKSGIVING
YOU WILL NEED TO MAINTAIN A LEVEL OF FIRE TO KICK THEM OUT FOR GOOD.
DON’T LET YOUR PRAYER FIRE GET COLD AT ALL OTHERWISE YOU GIVE THEM ROOM TO COME IN STRONGER AND MANIPULATE YOU MORE WICKEDLY.
STAY IN PRAYER, STAY IN THE WORD AND ALWAYS STAND ON THE WORD OF GOD.
YOUR SITUATION MIGHT LOOK LIKE IT IS GETTING WORSE AS YOU PRAY BUT IT IS ONLY A SIGN THAT YOU ARE PREVAILING MUCH.
KEEP PUSHING. YOU WOULD HAVE TO BE VERY PERSISTENT ,BECAUSE THESE ARE VERY DANGEOUS AND PERSISTENT DEMONS
THERE ARE ALSO SOME SCRIPTURES YOU WOULD NEED TO USE AN COUNTER ATTACK WHEN THE DEVIL COMES TO LIE TO YOU ABOUT YOUR DELIVERANCE.
SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES, CONVERSE WITH THEAND HE WILL SEE YOU THROUGH.
1 Corinthians 3:16-17: