Deliver Us From Evil, Part 7
April 12, 2019
The Spirit of Rejection has contaminated the lives of so many
believers that it is sometimes hard to calculate the damage done to their lives
because of how they have reacted.
We live in a society which has become evil to degrees that none
of us could have conceived in our wildest imaginations. The wickedness that has abounded in this era
has so infected our nation and the world that it affects the ways in which
people respond one to another. Offenses
are common. People receive commentary
from other that they perceive as insulting, whether real or imagined. What used to be rational, reasoned behavior
has become so agenda-driven that many (and this is more than evident in the
political realm) have become blinded by their own self-imposed positions.
As a result, the Spirit of Rejection runs rampant over millions
and millions of people, and – sad to say – has really affected the lives of so
many believers who genuinely want to live in Truth. The letter to Carol that we began with last
week addressed many years of observations in the life of a person that Della
and I had known dating back to years before we were married. When I wrote that letter, I had no idea the
impact that it would make, nor did I realize how revelatory it was of this
In this continued sharing, my hope is that this will benefit
many who read this.
Letter to Carol continues:
Lord doesn’t reject you. You know
that! But the Lord certainly rejects
these spirits. So long as you continue
to give place to Satan operating through and by don’t know the Lord. What she really is addressing is the fact
that those spirits don’t have a relationship with the Lord, and when they are
doing the speaking out of your voice, and you continue to give place to them,
you become the identity and voice of those spirits.
those who hear the evil spirits speak out of you rightly say, “You don’t know
the Lord.” They will say, “You have a
religious spirit,” and that is true.
They are looking for the Spirit of the Lord to speak out of your mouth:
not a spirit of unforgiveness, not a spirit that places performance demands on
them and not a spirit that reeks of bitterness and strife.
are looking for a spirit that speaks peace, that generates peace in their being
when you open your mouth. When you make
demands of people that supposedly have offended you or slighted you – and they
haven’t, really – folks instead hear a spirit of witchcraft, manipulation and
not the real Carol. We KNOW the real
Carol. We’re just sick of seeing you run
over by this freight train. We’re tired
of seeing the real Carol get more and more buried under a mountain of
self-pity, defeat, anger, bitterness and unforgiveness.
Lord doesn’t reject you. You know
that! But the Lord certainly rejects
these spirits. So long as you continue
to give place to Satan operating through and by these spirits in your life, you
will experience rejection. You will
experience defeat. You will experience people
walking away from you. What’s worse, you
will one of these days cease entirely to sense the presence of the Lord,
because He simply will not remain as long as you continually yield to these
Francis of Assisi was once asked what the secret of relationship with the Lord
was. He replied, “There are three
things. One, Repent! Two, Repent!
repentance has taken place, and you have turned from these evil spirits, then
you have the right to kick them out.
Once you kick them out, things are not done, however.
comes the continual “resist the devil and he will flee from you.” Listening to these lying spirits has been a
lifestyle with you. You can repent, and
you can kick them out, but you are going to have to discipline your mind and
your thoughts to resist and reject everything that isn’t peaceful, everything
that doesn’t bring joy, everything that doesn’t speak love, everything that
isn’t longsuffering, everything that isn’t gentle, everything that doesn’t speak
faith or agreement with God’s Word.
it means is that you have to continually bathe your mind and your spirit in
God’s Word. You have to bathe yourself
in the presence of the Lord. You have to
live continually speaking faith, speaking the Word of Life – to yourself, to
George, to Charlotte, to Erin, to everyone around you. No longer can you EVER confess anything that
isn’t God’s Word. No longer can you
speak accusations against your family, against your brethren and sisters in the
Lord, against anyone! You mind must be
renewed, your spirit must be renewed, your whole being must be renewed.
As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.
the time has come for you to respond to the Lord, NOW! The Lord will not continually strive with
you. There is an end to His
patience and mercy. That doesn’t mean
you lose your salvation. What it means
is that you will be turned over to the tormentors for the destruction of your
flesh so that your soul will be saved.
are lifting you before the Lord continually.
We expect to hear victory! We
expect to see the victory!
the years I’ve been involved in ministry, it has always been a source of
interest and intrigue to me to see just how many Christians are haunted by
their past, or by past experiences. I’m
very well aware of the fact that people have psychological traumas, often
stemming from childhood terrors that seem to haunt them year after year after
year. The spirit of rejection plays on
these traumas and taints or contaminates the lives as a result.
tragedy of it is that there is absolutely no need for any Christian to endure
the pain of the past. Stop and think
about the prophecy that Isaiah made when he spoke of Jesus’ death on the Cross.
Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we
did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded
for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement
of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
is my amplified version of these two verses:
53.4-5: Surely He has
suffered and accepted as His own our maladies, our anxieties, our calamities,
our disease and sicknesses, and carried our anguish, pain and grief: yet we
fabricated and maliciously invented His being stricken violently, beaten,
punished, wounded and slaughtered as if by God -- choosing to believe that God browbeat, demeaned
and looked down upon Him.
But He was broken and
profaned for our rebellion, our revolt, our apostasy and our [religious]
quarrel against God; He was crushed, oppressed and smitten, and (emotionally)
broken into pieces for our perversity, our evil, our mischief, sins and faults;
the psychological and emotional blows that took away our peace, our welfare,
our prosperity, our health and our safety was upon Him; and with His bloodied
and blue wounds we are cured, mended, repaired and made thoroughly whole. (RAC Translation &
underlined the phrase in the KJV, “the chastisement of our peace was upon
him.? The Hebrew word translated
“chastisement” is musar.
comes from a root word,
allows us to translate that phrase like this, “the
(psychological and emotional) blows that took away our peace were upon
Him.” The statement becomes very revealing
when translated this way.
the past few weeks, I’ve shared on numerous occasions how Satan lies, and how
he even quotes Scripture to bring condemnation on folks. Let me tell you, if hearing Scripture quoted
in your mind or your spirit brings condemnation, you’re being tormented by the
Enemy. If it brings conviction, it will
also have a peaceful spirit.
an easy yardstick by which to measure the way you hear Scripture: If it brings
conviction, it will bring true repentance and a peace that surpasses natural
understanding. If it brings
condemnation, it will bring fear – and most likely – anger, along with doubt
and unbelief. It will also add to the
trauma for those suffering from the Spirit of Rejection.
for a minute Jesus’ statement as He began His ministry like this.
Luke 4:18-19: The
Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel
to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance
to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them
that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
again is an illustration of the available healing from the haunting of the
past. Part of Jesus’ statement (and He
was quoting from Isaiah’s prophecy concerning Him – see Isaiah 61:1-4) was/is, “He
hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted.”
word, brokenhearted, in the Greek text of the New Testament is: suntribo. It describes someone who has been crushed,
broken in pieces [mentally and emotionally], bruised [in one’s feelings], and
shattered. Nothing could be more
descriptive of the haunting from past memories.
and psychiatrists are trained to look for events in people’s lives – especially
their past, and more particularly, their childhoods – that remain an ongoing
and underlying subconscious affliction of the present. My problem with psychologists and
psychiatrists is that many, if not most, of them teach people to live with the
past instead of receiving healing and deliverance from it. The apostle Paul recognized that spiritual
growth was absolutely predicated on getting past the past.
3:13-14: Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended, but this one
thing I do: forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto
those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the
high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
me shift gears for a minute.
and stones may break my bones…. Sure,
but your bones can heal. Quickly,
too! Words, on the other hand, may not
break your bones, but uttered in the wrong way can destroy your spirit, and
that doesn’t heal like broken bones.
old edition of Another Coffee Break where I wrote about Della Denise, my wife,
I talked about the fact that she brought her children to me to pray over (some
six months or so before we were married).
I shared with you how the Lord spoke to me in that moment and said to
me, “I want you to be a father to these children.”
also shared how these children went through both physical, emotional, and
mental abuse from their biological father.
Physical injuries healed quickly.
It took many years to deal with the emotional and mental abuse and
restore them to healthy status. In order
to deal with destructive words spoken against them, about them, to them, and in
their hearing, it took a disciplined effort to speak life, to speak
encouragement, to speak joy, to uplift, to uphold and to engender their
the 1970’s, while pastoring at
will never forget the day, however, when one of the women who had taken
advantage of one of our homes came to my office at the church. Her 12-year-old son was suffering from an
extreme case of asthma. It was growing
worse and worse, to the point where he was having attacks while sleeping. His mother feared that her son would die
during his sleep because of these asthma attacks. Her son was with her when she came to my
office, and she was asking for prayer for him.
Holy Spirit gave me a vision of the boy at the age of four, watching his mother
get beaten by her husband and his threatening to kill her, and hearing his
father say that he was going to be next.
I saw the Fear of Death enter into that boy in that instant, and
realized that it was this fear that was at the root of the asthma.
shared what I was seeing with the mother, and she broke. The event had happened eight years before and
she had totally forgotten it. We prayed,
I rebuked the Fear of Death commanding it to leave the boy, and speaking
healing to his physical body.
next time I saw the lady, I asked her about the boy, and she said that his
asthma attacks ended from the moment we prayed.
see the significance, don’t you? We DO
have authority over this spirit. The
Spirit of Rejection is an intimidator, a threatener – and most significantly –
a liar! The symptoms that this spirit
beings on people can be canceled out totally!
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worship gatherings are available by conference call – usually at about 10:30AM
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Regner A. Capener
RIVER WORSHIP CENTER
Temple, Texas 76504
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