March 27 2017

The Human Soul And Free Will: God’s Design

free willBefore we were born, before the foundations of the earth were laid, and before time even was, we were with God.  We are not here on earth by accident or by God’s cruel intentions. We are not just lost and waiting for someone to come save us. We are spirits, created by by God; but God did not create our spirits at the moment of conception. He created our spirits and prepared us beforehand to come here to the earth to fulfill the plans He has for each of us. He chose each of us according to His will to walk with Him here on this earth and have a depth of intimacy that is only possible in this earthly tent.

As a human, we not only have a spirit, but we have a soul. Our soul consists of our bodies, minds and emotions. Our soul gives us new ways to experience life. We have access to a great depth of feelings such as love and joy, and we also have senses so we can experience pleasure and passion. These are all wonderful gifts from God that help us to understand who He is and to know Him better. We can use our bodies and minds to know God, to experience Him, to worship Him and to partner with Him. That is so much more than we could do if we were only a spirit. What a wonderful gift God has given us by giving us this life!

We have such a rich and wonderful experience prepared for us by God, gifted through the earth, all creation, our souls, relationships, and so much more. These are all things that God intended to be good and pure, just as they first were when God created everything. Adam and Eve had the pinnacle of what God purposed for us, but it was through sin and evil that they fell far away from our original design. In order to truly experience and know God, He had to gift us with free will. Love is being surrendered and vulnerable, and in order to really experience God’s love fully, He needed for us to decide to choose Him first.

Everyone who is called by My name, And whom I have created for My glory, Whom I have formed, even whom I have made.

Isaiah 43:7

For some, free will seems more like a curse than a blessing. They see that they have made mistake after mistake in their lives and they want nothing more than to surrender their free will completely to God, in order to be “better” or “good”. Yet it isn’t our free will that needs to be surrendered to find God, but our hearts. Our hearts are the filter in which we see and experience the world around us, including God. So when we hold back our hearts from God, we will find that struggle to have intimacy and knowledge of Him difficult.

Love does not control, nor does it hate, but because we partnered with sin in the Garden, we have allowed our worldviews to be tainted by these things. We no longer see things through the eyes of innocence and truth, but we are jaded by the evil on the world instead. We have allowed our senses to be overcome with pain and our bodies to be numbed so we no longer have to feel that pain. We have filled our minds with lies of the devil and allowed him to penetrate into that sacred place that was to be holy for God: our hearts.

The devil has one purpose, and that is to steal us from God. He has our entire lifetime here to do his dirty work and convince us that everything we should know about God is in fact all lies. Just like in the Garden, when Adam and Eve allowed the devil to convince them into believing what they knew of God was a lie, and what Satan offered was so much sweeter. They accepted that lie and paid the highest price of all: alignment with the devil and his will and plan for them.

Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit.

Psalm 51:12

The devil has held us captive for thousands of years. We have strayed so far away from the truth of who we are and who God created us to be, that many Christians live in fear daily. They fear sin, the devil, evil, death, judgement and condemnation, and even fear if they are truly saved. Meanwhile the devil is sitting back laughing because he thinks he has really succeeded in his plan to destroy our knowledge of the Truth of God.

God did not just create us and leave us here on earth with the devil. What kind of loving Father would place His children in a world full of evil, run by the devil, with only the hope that maybe they will accept Jesus and go to heaven. What kind of plan does that sounds like for the Ultimate Creator and Almighty God? Sounds like a slick deception if you ask me. No. This brings me back to the truth that God created us before time began as spirit, and gifted us with bodies on this earth. We are already spirit who knows God and we already have that hope built up inside of us. So that no matter what deceptions the devil has up his sleeve, we still have an unshakable connection with God that can never be destroyed. Except by the fires of hell.

The ultimate battle here on earth is for our free will. The devil has come to steal, kill and destroy, but God has come to offer us life. A life that is aligning our free will, with the will of the Father. When Jesus came to earth, He laid down all of His glory and power so that He could become like us. He submitted His will to the will of the Father. Jesus could have at any given moment said “I’m done with this” and went back to His throne in heaven. Yet He continued to pour out His life like a drink offering, all the way to the cross.

And going a little farther, he fell on the ground and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from him. And he said, “Abba, Father, all things are possible for you. Remove this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.”

Mark 14:35-36

We see how difficult it is for us to lay down our lives and free will to God, but imagine how much harder it was for God in the flesh to lay down all of His power to become nothing. And He did all of this for us. Not only to give us a free ticket to salvation, but also to model His life in a way that we can now emulate. All glory and honor goes to the Father when we lay down our free will and align it with the will of the Father. And that glory flows through us like water, filling up every place that our feet take us in this life. It is the highest honor any person can be crowned with.

The devil may have done a mighty job in your life to turn your free will away from the Father and towards the Father of Lies, but that does not mean a thing to our God. He is so much greater and stronger than any of the evil that has been perpetrated on you in your life. He is going to take every bit of it and use it for your good. He is going to use to enhance your journey into walking out the call He has over your life. All you have to do is begin by agreeing with who He is. He is good.

Let God’s goodness wash over you right now. Let His love envelope you, to the very core of who you are. Allow the Father to take you back to the place before time where you can remember being with Him, in His arms. His love is pure and holy, washing over you with His loving embrace. Begin to let Him show you who He created you to be, and align your heart back to His.

God is not angry with any one of us for walking away from Him. He is not even hurt. He understands why we do what we do, and all of the choices that we have made, even more than we understand them. He is waiting to help us gain insight into our choices and reasons for not surrendering our hearts fully, and to bring us freedom. We are His, and He is ours. Forever. It is time to take back what has been stolen, and bring it before the Father for restoration. He is saying, ‘come home.’

But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.

Luke 15:20

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March 20 2017

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March 13 2017

How To Overcome Witchcraft Attack

overcome witchcraftFinding out you are being attacked by witchcraft can be frightening and disturbing in many ways. It may make you feel victimized, or it may make you feel confused, because you don’t understand why you would be attacked in this way. I know when I first realized I was being attacked with witchcraft, I was extremely angry. All my anger was directed at the person or group of people who were attacking me, because I wanted no part in any of it. Not only that, but I felt that I was undeserving of attack, and there was no real reason I should be attacked.

It took me quite a while to work through all of the emotions that came with witchcraft attack, because for me, it is an almost daily attack. I really put myself out there with my ministry though, so I am more visible to a wider range of groups who might attack me. However, I had to sort through my feelings of anger and of being a helpless victim. I think it is important to understand what witchcraft is, and why people do it, before you can learn how to protect yourself from it. If you struggle with feelings of anger or even hatred towards those who are attacking you, you are actually more likely to also do witchcraft as well.

The devil uses witchcraft because it a sneaky and underhanded way to weaken us, cause us harm, or manipulate us. We do not know the facts about witchcraft, and we cannot physically see it, so it is easy to mistake it for many other things. Witchcraft can look like illness, pain from an injury, deep emotion, relationship problems, miscommunication, and many other every day problems we have. We don’t suspect interference of the devil in these common things. Yet that’s exactly what is happening.

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds,  because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.  Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

James 1:2-4

Many people who do witchcraft do not even realize they are doing it. They are attacking us but don’t really realize the full extent of the power behind what they are doing. Of course there are people who are trained in witchcraft and practice it intentionally, but there are many more who practice it in complete ignorance. Therefore, learning forgiveness and compassion are big steps to overcome witchcraft.

Witchcraft attack is a wonderful way to learn more about yourself and to deepen your relationship with Jesus. It teaches us about the truth of our own hearts, and where we stand in our relationship with Jesus. It helps us to see where we have allowed connections with the occult in, and have rebelled against God. These are not bad things! These are things that God will use to strengthen us and bring us into alignment with His will. He works all things for our good. All things.

In order to know you are being attacked by witchcraft, it is very important to work on your connection and intimacy with God. We want all of our understanding and revelation to come from the Holy Spirit, and no other source. If we are not connected in intimacy with Jesus then it is going to be hard to have discernment about what is going on around is. Sometimes we have to hear hard things and unless we are grounded in His love, we may be unwilling to hear them.

Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.  Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

James 4:7-8

Often times witchcraft attack comes from those we know and even love. This makes it very hard to hear the truth. No one wants to hear that people they interact with daily, or even family members, are doing witchcraft on us. It is much easier to think that it is someone who we can make out to be evil or bad that is attacking us. The truth is, we need to understand why the attack is coming and who it is coming from in order to really get to the root of the issue.

Witchcraft is never random. It also has specific purpose and intent. So the witchcraft is not coming against us because we are in the wrong place at the wrong time, but most likely because someone wants to either punish us, weaken us, or manipulate us. Why would those around us want to do such terrible things to us? That is why we have to be firmly grounded in the love of God with that deep intimacy. We need to know how great and deep His love is for us so we can be strong enough to hear the truth.

Without the love of God, we cannot understand how to overcome witchcraft. We will be paralyzed with fear or worse, with denial. We will not be able to discern when it is happening or why. We will be filled with blame and judgement towards others. Only God has the answers to the questions we have, and only God can give us real, viable solutions. Love is the ultimate power to overcome witchcraft, and without it we are not in alignment with God.

And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.

Colossians 3:14

While it is important to bless those who curse us and pray for those who persecute us, there are situations where situations and people are harmful for us. I have had to separate myself from an entire church, where I was deeply entrenched. All of my friends and social life was at this church. However, the amount of witchcraft and astral rituals being done on me and my family was unbearable. I could no longer deny it was happening. Leaving the church did not stop it either. I have been working on disconnecting from this church for many months now, cutting off all ties in every way God has shown me. It has been a long and painful process for me, that I am still working through.

Even though it was difficult for me to see the truth about the attack coming against me from my home church, it was very important for me to know. I could have stayed in bondage to this place, which would have kept my children in bondage, possibly for a lifetime. Yet because I was willing to see it, I have been able to see where I too have made agreements with these things. Even though I didn’t realize there was a secret church within a church on a conscious level, on a spiritual level I knew, and agreed with what was happening. That agreement brought me into alignment with the Kingdom of Darkness, not God’s will.

 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Romans 1:21

I have gotten to many levels of freedom because I was willing to let God show me hard truths. The truth always has an impact on who we are and what we believe. It is intimately connected and intertwined together. So when we believe the lies of the devil and accept them as truth, we are intertwining our lives with those instead of God. That does not mean we do not love God or follow Jesus. It just means that we need to be willing to look deeper into our hearts and see what we have refused to see.

Learning how to overcome witchcraft is a process and a journey. It will take time to work through it, but as long as we let Jesus lead us, we will overcome witchcraft and the strongholds it has in our lives. In the meantime, while we are on this journey, we can use prayer to help us stop the witchcraft attack or it’s effects. This is not going to stop witchcraft from coming again. Only allowing Jesus to show us where we have agreed with witchcraft attack, and freeing ourselves from strongholds, is going to truly make a lasting impact to overcome witchcraft.

Here I have written a prayer to break witchcraft happening over you. I am happy to be able to share this prayer with you, as it was written specifically for my readers by the Lord Jesus.

Binding Witchcraft 

Lord Jesus, the True and Living Son of God, who came in the flesh and was crucified for the sins of the world, I give you my heart, body, mind and soul. Please align every part of me with the Spirit of God Most High. On behalf of myself and my family, I repent of the sins of idolatry, sorcery, jealousy, strife, fits of anger, dissension, division, and rebellion against you God. You alone are my God, and I will have no other Gods before me.

In the name of Jesus I break the power of all witchcraft, spells, incantations, hexes, curses, and voodoo coming against me, my family, my ministry and my spiritual gifts. I bind every servant of the kingdom of darkness released through these words and rituals and command them to the feet of Jesus Christ.

May every weapon formed against me be disarmed and it’s power rendered null and void. May every assignment against me, my family and ministry be cancelled in the name of Jesus Christ, with no transference of power. I bind every spirit of retaliation, revenge, punishment and backlash from coming against me, my family and ministry and command them to the feet of Jesus Christ.

I renounce all ties to witchcraft, Satanism, Lucifarianism, the Illuminati, Free Masonry, (list any other groups you have ties too), and to Lucifer himself. I forgive myself for any participation with these, and commend my soul and spirit to the Lord Jesus Christ and no other spirit. I pledge myself and my life to serve only Jesus Christ, and no other gods.

I ask Jesus to remove all human spirits and cloak every portal that human spirits use to access my being until it can be removed. I ask that God put my armor on and cleanse me with His blood, and be the barrier between the kingdom of darkness and myself. I ask that Jesus bless every person coming against me or my family and ministry right now, engulfing them in His love and truth.

Holy Spirit, please fill every part of my being with your truth and love. I trust you God, to be my protector, provider, and Father, in every area of my life. I pray all of this in Jesus name. Amen.

 

March 6 2017

The Effects of Witchcraft Attack

witchcraft attackWitchcraft is very deceptive and can manifest itself in our lives in many ways. The enemy uses witchcraft attack to either weaken us, or to bring us into alignment with his kingdom. Each type of witchcraft has a specific purpose and intent. It could be to hinder your walk with God, and the call He has on your life. It could be to weaken your ministry or tear apart your family. It could be to keep you physically weak and distracted, depressed or hopeless. The end game of witchcraft is always to steal, kill and destroy.

Witchcraft can come from different sources. It can come from people who are using their will and intent to cause you harm, or it can come from someone astral traveling to your location to do witchcraft on you. Anyone can do witchcraft, and it is not limited to only witches, etc. Witchcraft is also not limited to the living, but also the souls of the dead who have made a pact with Satan can use astral travel to harass the living with witchcraft.

Witchcraft attack often targets areas that should be protected by the Armor of God. The Armor of God consists of seven pieces, which is the number of completion. Each piece correlates with areas of weakness where we are vulnerable to attack from Satan. Here I have given a brief overview on the Armor, but I will go more in depth into it in a future post.

The Helmet of Salvation protects our belief systems, how we see the world, our mind, including how we think and judge things around us.

The Breastplate of Righteousness protects our heart, will, mind and emotions.

The Belt of Truth protects our thoughts and our self control. It holds the armor together.

The Shoes of the Gospel of Peace protect our relationships, our interactions with self and with others.

The Sword of the Spirit protects our relationship with God, including our worship, praise, scripture reading & understanding and praying.

The Shield of Faith protects our spirit and our spiritual self.

Praying in the Spirit activates our armor and brings us to completeness, as well as heightens our awareness of the Spirit.

Below I have listed the areas we experience witchcraft and the symptoms that may come with it. This is not a complete list, but a list of many of the common effects.

In Your Head

lightheaded, unable to focus or concentrate, fuzzy headed, brain fog

headaches, eye pain, vision blurred, dizziness

forgetfulness, misplacing items, memory loss, scatterbrain

In Your Emotions

depression, hopelessness

suicidal thoughts, hurting oneself

violent thoughts, hurting others

feeling out of control, unable to control feelings

In Your Sleep (which relates to your head, body, emotions and mind)

sleepiness, fatigue even after sleeping 8 hours or more

very hard to wake up from sleep, cannot get out of bed

insomnia, falling asleep and then being woken suddenly

night terrors, nightmares

inability to dream or remember dreams

In Your Relationship With God

disinterest in reading the Bible, unable to pray or worship

angry at God or blaming God

In Your Sexual Life

sexually perverse thoughts, thoughts of adultery,

intense sexual drive, insatiable sexual drive, no sex drive

In Your Body

sick after eating food someone else prepared

nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, bloating, heartburn

intense itching, always hurting oneself accidentally

cold symptoms

sickness or disease of all kinds

uncontrollable shaking

In Your Mind

fear of people or places

anxiety, panic attacks

hearing voices

obsessive thoughts

feeling like your going crazy

restless thoughts, inability to control thoughts

addictions of all kinds

binging on food or other addictions

attraction to things of the occult such as movies, objects, games, etc.

In Your Family

chaos, fighting or arguing constantly or for no real reason

miscommunication

inability to have relationships

estranged relationships

In Your Electronic Devices

electronic devices breaking down

hearing strange electronic noises

phones or apps suddenly recording conversations

lights flickering

electronics not working properly or on the fritz

getting shocked often

internet not working, or videos won’t play

important files deleted