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Spiritual Warfare in the Book of Psalms – 342

Filed under: Spiritual Warfare School — kellporten @ 16:52


Ps. 146:7 (ESV)
… The LORD sets the prisoners free


There are many people held in captivity

Their captivity can be due to alcohol, drugs or gambling, but there are many other forms of captivity. We cannot list them all, but here are just a few examples:

  • Sickness
  • Depression
  • Rejection
  • Unforgivness
  • Poverty
  • Bitterness
  • Self destruction

The list is almost without an end. Sin, and ignorance of the will of God, will make people captive. The wonderful truth is, we can be set free. There is freedom from every form of captivity.

How does the Lord set the captives free?

It is God and His power that sets us free, but we must also be involved in the process.

First, we must confess our sin.

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

Second, every demon behind the captivity must be commanded to leave. We were given the authority to do that when we received Jesus as our Savior.

Mark 16:17
And these signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they will cast out demons; they will speak in new tongues;

Third, we must choose to live a radical life for Jesus, if we want to stay free.



Spiritual Warfare in the Book of Psalms – 341

Filed under: Spiritual Warfare School — kellporten @ 12:21


Ps. 146:7
Which executeth judgment for the oppressed …

(ESV: “who executes justice for the oppressed …”)


God executes justice, by executing judgment. He doesn’t judge the oppressed, but the evil spirits behind the oppression.

What is God’s judgment over the evil spirits?

The judgment of God is that the evil spirits are to be put, not only under the feet of Jesus, but also under the feet of the saints. To put under the feet is a picture for total victory. God has not meant for the evil spirits to be free to steal, kill and destroy. His plan is that they are to be stopped.

Who is used to execute God’s judgment?

God uses the church, the believers, as a channel for His power. When we speak commands against the evil spiritual world, we are releasing God’s power. For the evil spirits to be bound, i.e. to stop them from harassing you, you need to say something like, “I bind you, evil spirits who are behind my problem, in the name of Jesus!” That way God’s judgment is executed.
Don’t accept oppression, regardless whether the oppression comes through people, or directly into your mind! God wants you to be free, and in order to be free, you need to release His power against the evil spirits.


Evil spirits – part 1

Filed under: Spiritual Warfare School — kellporten @ 12:58

What are evil spirits?

Evil spirits are spiritual beings without a physical body.

Is there a difference between demons and evil spirits?

Demons are evil spirits, but there are evil spirits with a higher rank than demons.

How do evil spirits look at a human body?

They look at a human body as a house to dwell in.

Matt. 12:43-44
43 “When an unclean spirit goes out of a man, he goes through dry places, seeking rest, and finds none.
44 Then he says, ‘I will return to my house from which I came.’ …

Can evil spirits dwell only in humans?

No, they can also dwell in animals and certain things.

Mark 5:12-13
12 So all the demons begged Him, saying, “Send us to the swine, that we may enter them.”
13 And at once Jesus gave them permission. Then the unclean spirits went out and entered the swine …

Can more than one evil spirit dwell in a person?

Yes, thousands of evil spirits can dwell in the same person.

Mark 16:9
Now when He rose early on the first day of the week, He appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom He had cast seven demons.

Mark. 5:9
Then He asked him, “What is your name?” And he answered, saying, “My name is Legion; for we are many.”

A legion consisted of more than six thousand soldiers.


Thought for the Day

Filed under: Thought for the Day — kellporten @ 19:13

The church should not wait until it enters heaven to become without spot or wrinkle. The cleansing needs to be done here on earth. The body of Christ needs to be continually cleansed in order to perform its mission, here on earth. When the Holy Spirit is allowed to do His work, the church will become bigger and mightier, but most important, it will become cleaner.


Spiritual Warfare in the Book of Psalms – 340

Filed under: Spiritual Warfare School — kellporten @ 12:27


Ps. 146:3
Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help.


The Word of God tells us to subdue to the authorities of the nation, and to pray for them.

Rom. 13:1 (ESV)
Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God.

1 Tim. 2:1-2
1 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;
2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.

If we should subdue to the authorities, why does Ps. 146:3 tell us not to trust in “princes”? The answer is, there is no contradiction between subduing to the authorities, and not trusting in them.

1 Tim. 2:2 tells us to pray for all that are in authority, “that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life”. We see that the prayer for the authorities makes the difference. It is naive to believe that the authorities automatically do their job, and make the right decisions, if we don’t pray and command the influencing spirits to leave. Unless we use the authority, which has been given to us, to command the evil spirits who influence the politicians on any level in the society, there will be disastrous consequences.

We cannot, and must not, trust that the authorities will do the right things. It doesn’t mean we are to be suspicious. Unsaved politicians cannot handle the spiritual war.

As a consequence of what we have just said, if there are wrong decisions made, e.g. wrong laws, we cannot at first hand blame the politicians. The body of Christ has not used its authority.


Spiritual Warfare in the Book of Psalms – 339

Filed under: Spiritual Warfare School — kellporten @ 15:42


Ps. 146:2
While I live will I praise the LORD: I will sing praises unto my God while I have any being.


Praising and worshiping the Lord must be a choice from our will. The author of the Psalm says: ”… will I praise” and ”I will sing …”.

There is nothing wrong in having our emotions involved when we praise and worship, but it is wrong, if we allow our emotions to decide WHEN we will worship.

Many times we might not feel like praising and worshiping the Lord. If we allow our emotions to guide us, we can easily decide not to worship. On the other hand, if we choose to praise and worship, i.e. if we put our will before our emotions, although our emotions make objection, our emotions eventually will catch up with our will.

Why do we talk about this in a series about spiritual warfare? Because it is very common that the enemy attacks our emotions in order to stop us from praising and worshiping. If we make it a habit to praise and worship no matter how we feel, we will be much better prepared for that type of attack from the enemy.


Angels – part 4

Filed under: Spiritual Warfare School — kellporten @ 20:13

What function will the angels have when Jesus returns?

The angels will not just accompany Jesus when He returns. They will gather together the believers into heaven, and they will also gather “the sons of the wicked one” to be burnt.

Matt. 25:31
When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him …

Matt 13:30,38-39
30 … and at the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, “First gather together the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my barn
38 … the good seeds are the sons of the kingdom, but the tares are the sons of the wicked one.
39 … the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are the angels.

Can the angels of God perform physical things here on earth?

Yes, an angel rolled back the stone from Jesus’ grave.

Matt. 28:2
And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat on it.

An angel opened the prison doors and brought the apostles out.

Acts 5:19
But at night an angel of the Lord opened the prison doors and brought them out …

Are there angels in charge of nations?

The bible says that the angel Michael stands watch over “the sons of your people”, i.e. over Israel.

Dan 12:1
“At that time Michael shall stand up, The great prince who stands watch over the sons of your people …

Are we to worship angels?

No, angels are not to be worshiped.

Rev. 19:10
And I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, “See that you do not do that! I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren who have the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! …

Can we call for angels to help us?

We should first, and foremost, trust in God and His solutions. When Daniel was cast into the den of lions, he was not hurt because he believed in God (Dan 6:23). The solution at that time was, God sent an angel to shut the lions’ mouths (Dan 6:22). However, Jesus said He could pray to the Father and He would provide Him with more than twelve legions (72,000) of angels (Matt. 26:53).

Should we call for angels to teach us, deliver us, etc.?

Absolutely Not! That can open us up for demons.


Thought for the Day

Filed under: Thought for the Day — kellporten @ 17:34

Let’s liken the soul with a house with many rooms. God wants to enter each room of our soul, but He doesn’t kick in the doors. He knocks and leaves it up to us to open (Rev. 3:20). How do we open the doors? We do that by allowing the Holy Spirit to make the changes He knows need to be made in our lives.


Spiritual Warfare in the Book of Psalms – 338

Filed under: Spiritual Warfare School — kellporten @ 19:35


Ps. 146:1 (ISV)
Hallelujah! Praise the LORD, my soul!


The word hallelujah is a combination of two Hebrew words, ‘halal’ and ‘Yah(weh’). The latter is a word for God.

The word ‘halal’ is very interesting. It means praise, but not just any kind of praise. Halal is wild praise. It can mean jumping, playing instruments like maniacs, and shouting for joy. But, of course, it is most important that everything is done according to the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

So, hallelujah means much more than we normally think. It is wild, devoted worship, and praise to God.

Notice that David tells his SOUL to praise the Lord. Most of the time, halal does mean loud worship, but we can also ‘halal’ in our inner man. There are situations where it is not wise to shout and jump, but we can always make strong worship within us.

What has all this to do with spiritual warfare? To make halal, regardless of whether it is loud so others can hear, or on our inside, it is a strong weapon against the enemy. When the enemy attacks our soul, and we respond with wild worship to God, the enemy must back off.

We know people who have received their healing, and revelation about God’s plan for them, as a result of halal.


Spiritual Warfare in the Book of Psalms – 337

Filed under: Spiritual Warfare School — kellporten @ 21:03


Ps. 145:21
My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD …


It is good to speak, or sing, the praise of the Lord. When the enemy tries to break down our courage, it is time to praise the Lord. Think about Paul and Silas when they were put in jail. They didn’t complain, thinking life was not fair, nor were they angry at God. So, what did they do? They sang praises.

Acts 16:25
And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.

The result was, an earthquake set them free.

Acts 16:26
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.

Not only were Paul and Silas set free, but the jailer and his family also received Jesus and were baptized. None of that could have had happened if Paul and Silas had got into self pity.

We cannot have our focus on the problems, and at the same time praise the Lord. When we praise Him, we focus on Him, not on the problems. That way the chances for the enemy to hurt us by fear and depression decreases a lot.

We need to make a decision, even before we get into trouble, to praise the Lord whatever happens. Say what David said, “My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD”.

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