Discern the spirits. A spiritual warfare series and teaching:
Discern the spirits. A spiritual warfare series and teaching:
I would like to introduce Caryl Matrisciana. A former occultist and an expert on spiritual warfare. She grew up in India, where she learned the ways of the occult. She moved to Great Britain and along the way was touched by the spirit of God and converted to Christianity. She spends her time now in research, writing and in making films about the lessons she has learned.
Spiritual Warfare is a topic that the bible spends a lot of time on, but today’s churches spend so very little. If its even ever mentioned at all. It has always been important and during this final age that we are living in it should be learned and developed by each of us in order to thrive and defeat the enemy.
I believe God’s hand of protection has been taken off this once great nation. We enjoyed that covering for over 200 hundred years. As His protection has been lifted, the demonic has been given more freedom to operate. But don’t think for a minute that God is causing this to happen. His spirit of protection has been removed because of our sin and rebellion. In other words “We the people” have pushed God’s protective shield away and now we are getting what we deserve. And Christians are his biggest target. Let’s learn how to take charge of the world around us.Here is a video presentation on spiritual warfare by Caryl.
By being born again and living with An Enduring Faith — we will overcome. That is a promise of God. God gives us the strength.
1John 4:4 You are of God, little children, and you have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.
Rom 8:31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
Romans 8:38 For I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
Romans 8:39 nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord
John 14:17 the Spirit of Truth, whom the world cannot receive because it does not see Him nor know Him. But you know Him, for He dwells with you and shall be in you.
We must learn to discern the spirits. Another teaching by Caryl is below.
Through An Enduring Faith and in the hands and through the mouth of a true believer mountains can truly be moved.But not by our own strength. By the strength and power of He who is at the center of An Enduring Faith. Our Lord and God-Jesus Christ.Here is what The Lord Jesus Christ said in Mark 16:17 – And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils;Let Jesus be your teacher.A quick summary look at the Gospel of Mark, it is a good place to start, to understand how great is the need for spiritual warfare and deliverance.
Mark 1:23-27 And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out, Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us?
I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God. And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him. And when the unclean spirit had torn him, and cried with a loud voice, he came out of him. And they were all amazed, insomuch that they questioned among themselves, saying, What thing is this? what new doctrine is this? for with authority commandeth he even the unclean spirits, and they do obey him.
Mark 1:34 And he healed many that were sick of divers diseases, and cast out many devils; and suffered not the devils to speak, because they knew him.Mark 1:39 And he preached in their synagogues throughout all Galilee, and cast out devils.Mark 3:11 And unclean spirits, when they saw him, fell down before him, and cried, saying, Thou art the Son of God.
Mark 3:14-15 And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach, And to have power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils: Mark 3:22-30 And the scribes which came down from Jerusalem said, He hath Beelzebub, and by the prince of the devils casteth he out devils. And he called them unto him, and said unto them in parables, How can Satan cast out Satan? And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand. And if Satan rise up against himself, and be divided, he cannot stand, but hath an end. No man can enter into a strong man’s house, and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong man; and then he will spoil his house. Verily I say unto you, All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme: But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation: Because they said, He hath an unclean spirit.
Mark 3:35 For whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother.Mark 4:40-41 And He said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith? And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey Him?Mark 6:7 And He called unto him the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and two; and gave them power over unclean spirits; Mark 6:12-13 And they went out, and preached that men should repent. And they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed them.
Mark 6:56 And whithersoever He entered, into villages, or cities, or country, they laid the sick in the streets, and besought Him that they might touch if it were but the border of His garment: and as many as touched Him were made whole.
Mark 7:25-30 For a certain woman, whose young daughter had an unclean spirit, heard of him, and came and fell at his feet: The woman was a Greek, a Syrophenician by nation; and she besought him that he would cast forth the devil out of her daughter. But Jesus said unto her, Let the children first be filled: for it is not meet to take the children’s bread, and to cast it unto the dogs. And she answered and said unto him, Yes, Lord: yet the dogs under the table eat of the children’s crumbs. And he said unto her, For this saying go thy way; the devil is gone out of thy daughter. And when she was come to her house, she found the devil gone out, and her daughter laid upon the bed.
Mark 8:32-33 And He spake that saying openly. And Peter took Him, and began to rebuke Him. But when He had turned about and looked on His disciples, He rebuked Peter, saying, Get thee behind Me, Satan: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but the things that be of men.
Mark 9:38-40 And John answered him, saying, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name, and he followeth not us: and we forbad him, because he followeth not us. But Jesus said, Forbid him not: for there is no man which shall do a miracle in My name, that can lightly speak evil of Me. For he that is not against us is on our part.
Mark 11:24-26 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.
Mark 16:16-18 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe; In My name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
It is sad that most in church dumb today, have been taught that BORN AGAIN, Holy Spirit Baptized believers, are exempt from demons in their flesh and mind. THE TRUTH IS THAT CHRISTIANS ARE THE HIGH PRIORITY TARGETS FOR THE DEMONS. Our faith is measured by how much we put our beliefs into action.
Mark 16:17 – And these signs shall follow them that believe; In My name shall they cast out devils;1John 4:4 You are of God, little children, and you have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.Psalm 91:22 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.”Through Him, we will overcome”.
Through An Enduring Faith and in the hands and through the mouth of a true believer mountains can truly be moved. We need not Fear!
We must learn to discern the spirits.