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08/15/2018

Spiritual openings – part 3

Filed under: Spiritual Warfare School — kellporten @ 12:53

Can sexual abuse create spiritual openings?

There are those who claim that the wrong kind of sex is the main way to transmit evil spirits between people. That is true regardless of whether a person is voluntarily involved in wrong sex, e.g. adultery, or if the person is raped.

Can there be spiritual openings from other forms of abuse?

Yes, every form of abuse can create openings for evil spirits. For instance, verbal or emotional abuse can have a devastating effect.

Can traumatic incidents create openings?

Shock or deep grief can create openings for evil spirits. Even ‘near death experiences’ can open people up.

Do evil spirits automatically enter when we have spiritual openings?

No, having openings doesn’t always mean that we will have evil spirits. However, we should realize that as long as the spiritual openings remain open, there is a chance for evil spirits to enter.

What is the significance of the spiritual openings being revealed and closed, when we are helping a person be healed and restored?

It is of great importance. Unless the spiritual openings are identified, they cannot be closed, and as long as the openings are not closed the evil spirits can continue to enter. It is like killing mosquitoes with a flyswatter, while all the windows in the house are wide open. We may kill a few mosquitoes, but at the same time, swarms of them are entering in through the open windows. We must first close the windows, before we deal with the “mosquitoes” that have come in.

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08/13/2018

Spiritual Warfare in the Book of Proverbs – part 15

Filed under: Spiritual Warfare School — kellporten @ 21:44

Scripture:

Prov. 1:32
For the turning away of the simple shall slay them …

Comment:

Turning away from Jesus leads to spiritual death. The evil spiritual world knows this very well, but the question is how aware are we, as believers? If we were really aware, we would be much more eager to follow God.
The evil spirits are aware that we risk spiritual death if we turn away from God. Therefore they do everything they can to tempt us to compromise in our walk with God. Of course they cannot tempt us to leave God and His way just like that. Instead they send us thoughts that may seem innocent. Let’s look at a few of them:

  • Today I’m so tired I think I’ll stay home from church.
  • As long as that person is there I won’t go to church.
  • Today I’ll skip reading the Bible. I mustn’t be legalistic.
  • I have so many bills I won’t give my tithe this month.
  • I’m a member of the universal church, that’s enough for me. I don’t need to belong to a local church.
  • That person has treated me so badly, I just can’t forgive him.

The list is endless. So where do these thoughts come from? We need to consider the possibility that they might not be our “own” thoughts. One thing clear; the evil spirits send us thoughts to cause us to backslide, and their goal is for us to die spiritually.

08/10/2018

Spiritual Warfare in the Book of Proverbs – part 14

Filed under: Spiritual Warfare School — kellporten @ 16:20

Scripture:

Prov. 1:17
Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird.

Comment:

The evil spirits spread their nets for us, so that we will get stuck in them. But, as this scripture tells us, it would be pointless to spread the nets in front of our eyes so that we notice them. If that was the case not many would get stuck in them. To catch as many people as possible, the nets must be as hard as possible to notice.

One approach the enemy has, for us not to notice the nets, is to make us believe that what is happening to us, is natural.

Think about the following claims. Is it really as natural as it may seem?

  • When you’re old you easily get sick and a bit senile
  • During spring and fall it’s easy to get depressed
  • In the winter you’re more likely to get sick
  • When children are in the defiant age it’s natural that they are troublesome
  • When people treat us badly it’s natural to be angry
  • When you are in a hurry it’s natural to ignore the speed limits
  • When you have worries it’s natural to get anxious
  • When you have a lot to do it’s natural to feel stressed
  • When we fail at things it’s natural to feel discouraged

How do you feel the statements above coincide with the Word of God? Can these circumstances be affected by prayer, and using the authority that has been given to us? Of course they can, but we must stop viewing these circumstances as natural things. As long as we continue to think these things are natural, the enemy can use the circumstances to get us to accept their attacks.

08/09/2018

Thought for the Day

Filed under: Thought for the Day — kellporten @ 17:51

The bible says that those who sow with tears shall reap in joy (Ps. 126:5), but the fact that we can be in deep distress, and therefore be crying in our despair, does not change the law of sowing and reaping. It’s all about whether we sow God’s solution or not. Even in a state of despair we need to sow the Word of God. Those who sow the Word of God, even when it is done in tears, will harvest a good harvest. But those who just weep will not harvest. At least, they will not reap the solution they need.

08/08/2018

Spiritual openings – part 2

Filed under: Spiritual Warfare School — kellporten @ 18:49

What kind of sin will create openings for the evil spirits?

Every sin can create an opening, and we should know that the opening will remain until we have confessed the sin.
Here are some examples of things that can open us up for evil spirits:

• Unforgiveness
• Selfishness
• Pride
• Rebellion
• Rejection
• Fear
• Bitterness
• Hatred
• Need for revenge
• Abuse
• Sexual sins
• Occult involvement
• Doubt
• False religion

Do openings only happen when we know what we are doing is wrong?

No, regardless of whether we are aware of our wrong actions or not, there will be openings.

How can other people’s sins open us up for evil spirits?

Sins committed by earlier generations can open us up. We call those sins generational curses.

Other people can open us up for demonic attacks by using their authority in a wrong way.
There can also be openings, if we have been sexually abused.

What is meant by “using their authority in a wrong way”?

Parents have spiritual authority over their children. That authority is meant to be used to protect the child, and to guide the child into the adult world in a sound way. If that authority is used in a wrong way, by neglecting, or terrorizing the child, it can make spiritual openings in the child, that the evil spirits can use.

Teachers, just like parents, have authority over children. There are probably very few teachers who know the responsibility they have for protecting the children from being opened up for evil spirits to enter.

08/07/2018

Thought for the Day

Filed under: Thought for the Day — kellporten @ 13:35

The Bible says that we will reap what we sow. When you find yourself in a difficult situation, you need to sow the change that you need. You need to speak out the promises from the Word of God regarding your situation. If you choose to speak out how impossible your situation is, and that there will never be a solution to it, it is sowing bad seeds, and you don’t want to have the harvest from it! The problems are difficult enough without you sowing and reaping even bigger problems. What you need to do is to choose not to talk about how bad it is, but to speak the solution instead.

08/06/2018

Spiritual Warfare in the Book of Proverbs – part 13

Filed under: Spiritual Warfare School — kellporten @ 14:57

Scripture:

Prov. 1:16
For their feet run to evil, And they make haste to shed blood.

Comment:

For their feet run to evil …

The evil spirits are drawn to all that is evil. The evil we do, acts like a magnet, attracting the evil spirits. If we were more aware of that, we would be much more careful in what we do.

… they make haste to shed blood

Evil spirits are blood thirsty. They want to see blood. In order for that to happen, they attack people in their mind. They can, for instance, inspire people to cut themselves. We find an example of that in the story about the man with a legion.

Mark 5:5
And always, night and day, he was in the mountains and in the tombs, crying out and cutting himself with stones.

Another way for the evil spirits to cause blood shed, is to make people act carelessly, i.e. in traffic, so they cause an accident.
There is only one blood the evil spirits don’t want to see. They even detest hearing about it. It is the blood of Jesus.

08/03/2018

Spiritual Warfare in the Book of Proverbs – part 12

Filed under: Spiritual Warfare School — kellporten @ 13:30

Scripture:

Prov. 1:15
My son, walk not thou in the way with them; refrain thy foot from their path:

Commentary:

The evil spirits tempt us to follow them, but they can’t force us. It’s our job to choose not to follow. We spoke about this in part 8. We suggest that you go back there and read that part again.

God’s Word, the Bible, helps us to walk the right way.

Ps. 119:105
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

At the same time, we need to keep away from worldly ways if we want to follow the Word of God.

Ps. 119:101
I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I might keep thy word.

To refrain one’s feet from evil ways doesn’t mean that we should walk as close to them as possible, without walking on them. On the contrary, we need to keep as far away from them as possible.

08/01/2018

Spiritual openings – part 1

Filed under: Spiritual Warfare School — kellporten @ 14:55

What is meant by ’spiritual openings’?

Evil spirits cannot automatically enter into people or places. There has to be certain conditions. We call these conditions spiritual openings.

Let’s compare spiritual openings to a door in a house. If the door is always open, anybody can enter, but if the door is shut it will be easier to control who we let in.

Why do evil spirits look for spiritual openings in our lives?

The evil spirits don’t have physical bodies of their own, so they look for bodies to indwell, and they know that it is much easier to control us from the inside than from the outside.
We must understand that the enemy is like a wild, furious animal, ready to jump in through any opening.

Are spiritual openings only found in people?

No, there can be spiritual openings in families, churches, organizations, institutions and governments. There can also be spiritual openings to geographical areas, even cities or nations.

Why is it important to know about spiritual openings?

Evil spirits can enter through our spiritual openings. We need to know how and why it works that way, so we will look for openings, and close the existing openings. That way we limit the risk being attacked by the evil spirits.
There is also another reason why we should know about spiritual openings. By knowing about the openings we can identify spirits who might have entered our lives.

What kind of spiritual openings are there?

We cannot make a complete list of everything that can open us up for evil spirits, but we will give some examples. We will start by putting them into different categories:

• Our own sins
• Other people’s sins that can affect us
• Traumatic experiences

To be continued …

07/30/2018

Spiritual Warfare in the Book of Proverbs – part 11

Filed under: Spiritual Warfare School — kellporten @ 16:24

Scripture:

Prov. 1:13
We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil:

Commentary:

We shall find all precious substance …

The word in the basic text for “find” can be translated into “confiscate”. The evil spiritual world seeks after all the precious things God has given us, in order to steal them from us.

John 10:10
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy …

What are the precious things the enemy wants to steal? First and foremost he wants to steal our salvation, but it can also be our calling, health, economy, relations and much, much more.

we shall fill our houses with spoil

The thief confiscates the blessings that are meant for us, and he keeps them in his “house”, i.e. out of our reach. As long as we don’t recognize it’s the enemy who has stolen the blessings from us, the spoils will remain in his house. No matter if we blame God, people around us, or ourselves, the result will be the same. We will not get the blessings back. But, when the thief is revealed, the situation is changed.

Prov. 6:31
But if he be found, he shall restore sevenfold; he shall give all the substance of his house.

It’s time to expose the thief, and demand back that which he has stolen.

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