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04/05/2017

The enemy’s weapons: Rape

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It might seem evident that the enemy is behind rape, so why discuss it as a special weapon of the enemy? The answer is, there is much more that takes place during a rape than what we see with our eyes.

What happens at the time of rape, besides physical assault?

The rape can lead to inner wounds, and fear, that the enemy can later use to hinder the victim from living a life of freedom. However, something even worse can happen. There can be a demonic transference.

What do we mean by ”demonic transference”?

Demonic transference is demons going from the rapist to the victim. Demons can be transmitted in several ways, but sex outside of marriage is the most common way.

What takes place, spiritually, during a rape?

There is a risk that the victim receives spirits who dwell in the rapist. We might think women are the ones being the victims, but it can happen to men also. Let’s tell about a pastor who was raped. A friend of the pastor told the story.

Late one night, on his way home, the pastor decided to take a shortcut through a park. There were a gang of homosexuals, and they raped him. It was a traumatic experience, but as time went by he began longing back to the park in order to be raped again. Finally the pressure became so strong that he fell for the temptation. That was the starting point for of a sexual relation with the men. He really fought against the temptations, since he didn’t actually want to live that way, but he could not resist. Finally he decided to tell his church about his problem. They fired him and expelled him from the church.

What exactly happened? Well, when he was raped, spirits of homosexuality were being transmitted. Those spirits then drove him to have sex with men, while he, in reality, didn’t want to. If the church, rather than to exclude him, had delivered him from the spirits of homosexuality, he would have been set free.

How should we deal with the enemy’s weapon rape?

· First, it is important that the victims of rape receive help, even with deliverance, when such is needed.
· Second, we must see the enemy behind rapes. That means even the rapists need deliverance.
· Third, it can be necessary to cleanse a place, where many have been raped, from spirits of rape.

10/14/2016

Spiritual Warfare in the Book of Psalms – 203

Filed under: Spiritual Warfare School,Uncategorized — kellporten @ 17:19

Scripture:

Ps. 135:5
For I know that the LORD is great, and that our Lord is above all gods.

Comment:

… our Lord is above all gods

There is one God, i.e. the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. And there are other gods, or idols, and the bible tells us, that they are evil spirits.

1 Cor. 10:20 (ESV)
No, I imply that what pagans sacrifice they offer to demons and not to God. I do not want you to be participants with demons.

More and more we need to realize how superior God is, compared to the evil spirits. Of course we already know this, but in our daily life, when the enemy attacks us, we often are deceived to reduce the power of God and exaggerate, or magnify, the ability of the enemy.

We do not always immediately see the effect of our spiritual warfare, and so sometimes, we are deceived to think that the enemy is big and powerful. And, to unsaved people, the enemy really is “big”. We cannot fight the enemy in our own strength. But, to us, who have received Jesus into our hearts, the enemy is weak. Not because of us, but because of Jesus who lives in us. He is greater.

1 John 4:4
… greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

07/25/2016

Vacation

Filed under: Uncategorized — kellporten @ 14:48

During the next few weeks we will not, due to vacation, publish new posts here on the blog.
We wish your days will be blessed while we are gone!

06/24/2016

Spiritual Warfare in the Book of Psalms – 181

Filed under: Uncategorized — kellporten @ 14:51

Scripture:

Ps. 126:2
Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing …

Comment:

Laughter and singing came when the Lord put and end to Zion’s captivity, and today the church needs that freedom too. So much joy and singing are held back because we have allowed the enemy to steal from us. There is a wonderful freedom for the people of God, and we must start believing it is possible for us to come out of captivity into freedom.

We have just said that there will be laughter and singing when we have been set free, but God also uses our joy and singing as tools to set us free.

There is a joy that is a fruit of the Holy Spirit.

Gal. 5:22
But the fruit of the Spirit is … joy …

The fruit of the Spirit, joy, doesn’t depend on circumstances, but is available for every one who has received Jesus. When that joy is released, it is a mighty weapon.

Neh. 8:10
… the joy of the LORD is your strength.

There is a freedom of joy to get into, and at the same time, joy releases freedom.

02/03/2015

Hades – Hell – Lake of fire – Abyss – part 2

Filed under: Uncategorized — kellporten @ 15:24

What is the lake of fire?

The lake of fire is the final place of torment for the devil, his spirits, and for people who have not received Jesus as their Savior.

Are hell, and the lake of fire the same?

No, hell is the first location for those who died without having received Jesus. They are held prisoners there, until the day of judgment when they will finally be cast into the lake of fire.

Is hell the place where the devil has his headquarters?

No, the bible doesn’t say that the devil or the evil spirits have their headquarters in hell.

Believing that hell is the kingdom of Satan, where he and his evil spirits torment sinners, is a doctrine that has its origin in Greek philosophy affecting Jewish thinking. During the Middle Ages that doctrine was introduced to the Christians.

The devil has his headquarters in ‘the middle heaven’ (see The three heavens).

What is the abyss?

The abyss, or the bottomless pit, is a prison for evil spirits. The devil himself will be imprisoned there during the Millennium.

Rev. 20:1-3
1 And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.
2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,
3 And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.

The evil spirits fear the abyss.

Luke 8:31
And they begged Him that He would not command them to go out into the abyss.

01/19/2015

Jesus’ mission, and ours, concerning the evil spiritual world – part 2

Filed under: Uncategorized — kellporten @ 14:27

Jesus passed the mission on to us

We have established that Jesus completed His mission, but, and this is important, He did what He was supposed to do, but He didn’t do, what we are supposed do. We too have a function in God’s plan to destroy the works of the devil.

Jesus passed the mission, to destroy the works of the devil, on to us. It happened when Jesus appeared in front the disciples after His resurrection.

John 20:21
Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.

Jesus said “as my Father hath sent me …”. How did the Father send him? The Father sent Him to destroy the works of the devil through the power of the Holy Spirit. Jesus then said “even so send I you.”, i.e. He sent the disciples, and consequently, we, as believers, are sent to do the same thing He was sent to do, namely, to destroy the works of the devil.

How should we carry out the mission to destroy the works of the devil?

Later in the study we will look in more detail at what it means to destroy the works of the devil. Here we are simply establishing that the devil and his spirits have to be stopped from destroying God’s creation.

What are the works of the devil?

We cannot make a complete list of the works of the devil, but here are a few: disease, economic shortage, relationship problems and abuse.

But if someone ends up in economic difficulties, isn’t that the person’s own fault?

Of course everybody has a responsibility for the choices they make. But we need to be aware of the evil powers at work to lure people into making wrong choices. We have a mission to stop those powers.

Ps. 82:4
Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked.

A person who is economically careless, and who is also influenced by evil spirits, will not get his economy in order no matter what he does. He needs deliverance.

12/25/2014

Merry Christmas

Filed under: Uncategorized — kellporten @ 14:30

We wish all our readers a blessed Christmas!

07/31/2014

Thought for the Day

Filed under: Uncategorized — kellporten @ 21:04

The demons know they have lost if the body of Christ comes into unity. Therefore, the enemy tries to divide. We must not accept that the enemy divides. The way into unity means, among other things, that we fight against the evil spirits who cause the division.

07/04/2014

Spiritual Warfare in the Book of Proverbs – part 224

Filed under: Uncategorized — kellporten @ 12:34
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Scripture:

Prov. 25:12
Like an earring of gold and an ornament of fine gold Is a wise rebuker to an obedient ear.

Comment:

A very important part of spiritual warfare is, guiding and admonishing people. The goal is to make evil spirits back off from them.

Demons do not enter into people just like that. They need openings. In order for us to be free, we don’t just need to cast out the evil spirits; the openings must also be closed. It is therefore an important part of the deliverance work to help people discover the openings. Then they need to confess before God the sins behind the openings. Only when we have confessed our sin before God, can the openings be closed.

1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

God has meant that every believer should cast out evil spirits (Mark 16:17). It is therefore important that believers receive teaching and personal guidance so that they can deal with the evil spirits who are attacking them.

Finally, Prov. 25:12 also talks about “an obedient ear“. No admonishment or instruction will be beneficial unless the receiver is ready to receive. Therefore, the enemy has worked hard on making Christians suspicious against anything that involves spiritual warfare.

08/12/2013

Spiritual Warfare in the Book of Proverbs – part 140

Filed under: Uncategorized — kellporten @ 11:09

Scripture:

Prov. 15:19
The way of the lazy man is like a hedge of thorns, But the way of the upright is a highway.

Comment:

The way of the lazy man is like a hedge of thorns …

We cannot be lazy when it comes to spiritual warfare. The enemy tries to stop us by putting a “hedge of thorns” in front of us, and unless we get him out of the way it will be hard for us to go forward. The hindrances might seem impossible to break through when we look at them from our own ability, but let’s not forget that nothing is impossible for God.

Jer. 32:17
‘Ah, Lord GOD! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing too hard for You.

If we allow the hindrances of the enemy to stop us, it either means we have chosen not to trust in God’s ability, or we have chosen an easier way than to fight.

… the way of the upright is a highway

Those who have the right attitude to spiritual warfare command the hindrances to leave. That will mean freedom for themselves and for others to go forward.

Isa. 57:14
And one shall say, “Heap it up! Heap it up! Prepare the way, Take the stumbling block out of the way of My people.”

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