Deliver Us From Evil, Part 19
July 5, 2019
"I will enter His gates with thanksgiving in my heart; I will enter His gates with praise; I will say this is the day that the Lord hath made....."
Right. I'm still starting the day off singing. Can't help it. This is a stupendous day! Another blessed day! A highly prosperous day!
Folks that sit next to me at times wonder if I have a case of heebie-jeebies because my legs are bouncing, or my feet are tapping. I get these really strange looks from them when I tell them that I have music that pours through my spirit non-stop; and most of the time it is completely new music I've never heard before. Guess it's a product of being a praiser and worshiper. Like I said, I can't help it! I awaken in the middle of the night and praise and worship are just pouring through me. I can't remember a time when it hasn't been that way.
Let me start off today by repeating some of my last remarks from last week.
After re-reading some of what I’ve written in the past couple of weeks, it occurred to me that I may not have made a clear connection between the fear that causes folks to "hoard" and store up and save things -- even necessities -- in huge quantities and the Spirit of Abortion. Maybe most of you caught it, but for the sake of those who seemed puzzled and fired off a bunch of questions at me, let me go through this again.
Abortion is driven by fear. The Fear of Death is entirely selfish. This is a spirit that imposes a totally self-centered agenda. Everything revolves around one's personal comfort, one's personal needs, one's personal well-being -- and especially whether any event (whether internal or external) will affect one's ability to survive.
Hoarding (as opposed to the wise setting aside of something appropriate for the "rainy day") is based in that same fear. Hoarding is driven by a need for self-preservation. Self-preservation is a natural instinct, but when it becomes driven by the Fear of Death with all of its imaginary and fantastical scenarios (many of which are totally subconscious), the need for self-preservation gets driven to some pretty wild extremes.
Without getting too side-tracked here, one of the symptoms of this spirit's existence and torment in a person's life is Gluttony -- often exhibited in alcoholism, drug abuse, serious over-eating, nicotine addiction, and a host of other addictive manifestations. It would be accurate to say that ALL addictions are a manifestation of symptom of the operation of and torment of the Fear of Death.
It is that need for self-preservation, driven by the Fear of Death, which motivates and feeds a Spirit of Abortion. Thus, the mythical "woman's right to choose" becomes entirely based in that fear. Any right which is demanded, screamed for, argued and debated over -- whether it be the "right" to an abortion, the "right" to receive certain "government entitlements" (and most notably in today's news, the "right" for illegal immigrants to have food and water provided for them in the desert areas of the southwest as they cross the border into America in violation of our immigration laws) -- is most assuredly driven by the Fear of Death.
The reason I highlight this is because no believer in Christ Jesus has any need to "demand" any rights whatever. Every "right" afforded the true Christian is clearly identified in God's Word. It is freely given under our covenant with Jesus Christ. We have no need to demand ANYTHING!!
We only need exercise the power and authority given us in the realm of the Spirit to enjoy the freedoms and liberties that belong to us as heirs and joint-heirs with Jesus Christ, having been seated with Him in heavenly places.
Ephesians 1:21-23: "Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: And [God, the Father] hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all."
If we are His body, therefore, and He (Jesus Christ) is the Head, we are ONE! Therefore, every situation, every evil spirit, everything of this world has been placed under our feet. We are in the place of dominion and authority in and with Jesus Christ.
The need to "demand" anything by its very nature flies in the face of that authority. When it becomes necessary for Christians to "demand" something, that demand comes out of fear, doubt or unbelief.
As I noted on Monday, ignorance almost always produces unbelief. Ignorance produces fear. And Satan does everything in his power to keep God's people ignorant of truth. The entire pro-abortion agenda is driven by fear, doubt and unbelief. Sadly, thousands of Christian women who are ignorant of God's Word and God's promises to them fall prey to the lie of Satan. They also subsequently come under severe condemnation and guilt without really understanding why.
Women who have been driven through fear and ignorance into having an abortion can be free of the guilt and condemnation that almost always follows and torments them throughout the remainder of their lives. Being free of condemnation and walking in spiritual liberty is really quite simple. Let's see if we can express this in some simple steps to freedom.
1) Acknowledge first of all that aborting children is sin -- the sin of murder.
2) Repent of that sin and ask forgiveness through the covenant of Jesus' shed blood on the Cross. KNOW absolutely that He WILL hear your prayer; and that He WILL forgive you.
3) Recognize that it is an evil and wicked spirit that has lied to you and deceived you so as to deprive you of a relationship of love and trust in Christ Jesus.
4) Take the authority given you in and by God's Word and kick out
the Fear of Death and a Spirit of Abortion in the name of Jesus.
5) Because Satan is the accuser, and because his first and primary job is to kill and destroy you and your relationship with the Lord, each and every time he comes to accuse you and condemn you, respond to each accusation with the Word:
Romans 8:1-2: "There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death."
6) Remember one fundamental spiritual law -- even if you don't remember anything else -- that applies here. It's what you say that either brings life or death.
Revelation 12:11 reads, "And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony...."
7) Freedom from condemnation is predicated on two things, (1) "the blood of the Lamb" (Jesus Christ) which He shed on the Cross as part of your deliverance from the control and trap of Satan; and (2) that which you speak according to His Word, and in agreement with that which Christ has done on your behalf.
Jesus put it like this.
Matthew 12:37 (Amplified): "For by your words you will be justified and acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned and sentenced."
Murder is a sin, but it is no more heinous in God's sight than speaking lies, committing adultery, stealing, or whatever. The murder of unborn children is just as forgivable under the blood of Jesus as any other sin; and any suggestion to the contrary is an absolute lie.
Each of us is responsible for our actions and for our decisions. We cannot escape the responsibility and consequences -- even if we have been manipulated by the lies, deceit and treachery of evil spirits.
By the same token, once we have taken personal responsibility for and confessed our actions and decisions as sin to the Lord Jesus Christ -- and repented of them -- no demon has the right to bring them up again since they have been obliterated legally at the Cross, and all consequence of death eradicated.
Consider, then, the promise of redemption and salvation brought by Jesus Christ. Matthew tells us the following:
Matthew 4:16-17: “The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up. From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”
Death hung over the human race – and does today – minus the redemptive work of Jesus Christ on the Cross. Death still hangs over those today who do not repent of their sins.
That said, if you are among those who have committed the sin of murder, particularly of the unborn, and you have repented and asked forgiveness of Jesus Christ for that sin, walk in freedom. Walk in your deliverance! Walk according to and in agreement with the Word of God!
There! Short and sweet today.
Next week, we’re going to shift gears and begin talking about Covenant, and specifically, the Covenant we have through and with the Lord Jesus Christ.
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