Spiritual warfare

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We are called not only to preach the gospel but also to cast out devils and heal the sick. Matthew 10:1, 7-8 And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease. … And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give. 2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. The scriptures reveal our enemies and give us directions on how to overcome them. Matthew 12:28-30 But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you. Or else how can one enter into a strong man’s house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house. He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad. Psalm 149:8-9 To bind their kings (strong men) with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron; To execute upon them the judgment written (the word of God): this honour have all his saints. Praise ye the LORD. 2 Corinthians 2:11 Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices. The strong men of Satan are classified in the scriptures and we must learn to bind them and cast them out to become  overcomers. Demon spirits are evil agents sent from Satan only to steal, kill, and destroy. John 10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. They have all the characteristics of an intelligent being. Matthew 12:43-45 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none. Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished. Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation. Mark 1:23-24 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. Mark 3:10-11 For he had healed many; insomuch that they pressed upon him for to touch him, as many as had plagues. And unclean spirits, when they saw him, fell down before him, and cried, saying, Thou art the Son of God. Praise Jesus!

Try the spirits and know them by their fruits. 1 John 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Matthew 7:16-20 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. Try everything by the word of God. Isaiah 8:19-20 And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead? To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.

We are not alone. Hebrews 12:22-24 But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect, And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things (interceding for us) than that of Abel. Hebrews 1:13-14 But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool? Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation? We are to send forth the help of ministering heavenly hosts of God. Messaging, ministering, warring angels. The Spirit of adoption– Romans 8:15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The spirit of grace and supplication– Zechariah 12:10 And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn. We are in heavenly places (in heaven, on earth, and under the earth) and in spiritual unity with the kingdom of God that is not limited by the natural things of this physical world! Ephesians 2:6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: Therefore we must bind the strong man and cast him out or he will be able to accomplish his evil mission. 2 Timothy 2:25-26 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will. Philippians 2:10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; Revelation 5:3, 13 And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon. … And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.

Choose to glorify God and be an overcomer, a winner, a conqueror. Do not be passive. We are to take the kingdom by force, the glorious power of God! Matthew 11:12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force. Ephesians 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Revelation 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word (of God) their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. Psalm 149:8-9 To bind their kings (strong men) with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron; To execute upon them the judgment written (the word of God): this honour have all his saints. Praise ye the LORD.

Promises to the overcomers– Revelation 2:7, 11, 17, 26-28 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God. … He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death. … He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it. … And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father. And I will give him the morning star. Revelation 3:5, 12, 21 He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels. … Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name. … To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne. Revelation 21:7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.

All this to accomplish the fervent desire of God’s heart. That Jesus may be the firstbotn among many brethren. Romans 8:28-29 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. Hebrews 2:10-13 For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren, Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee. And again, I will put my trust in him. And again, Behold I and the children which God hath given me. Revelation 14:4 These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.

Praise the Lord Jesus!

Psalm 19:7-14 The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple. The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes. The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward. Who can understand his errors? cleanse thou me from secret faults. Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression. Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.

Taught by a man of God years ago.  PTL 

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a love teenThe strong man of jealousy.

Numbers 5:14 And the spirit of jealousy come upon him, and he be jealous of his wife, and she be defiled: or if the spirit of jealousy come upon him, and he be jealous of his wife, and she be not defiled:

Manifestations, or evidence of the strong man of jealousy;

Jealousy– resentment, fear of rivalry, suspicious, coveting. Psalm 37:1 Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.

Murder– Genesis 4:8 And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.

Anger– Genesis 4:5-6 But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell. And the LORD said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen?

Rage, wrath, revenge, spite– Proverbs 6:34 For jealousy is the rage of a man: therefore he will not spare in the day of vengeance.

Hate– Genesis 37:3-4, 8 Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colours. And when his brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his brethren, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably unto him. … And his brethren said to him, Shalt thou indeed reign over us? or shalt thou indeed have dominion over us? And they hated him yet the more for his dreams, and for his words.

Cruelty– Song of Songs 8:6 Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame.

Competition, emulation, selfishness, variance, disagreement– Genesis 4:4-5 And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering: But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.

Numbers 5:12-14 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, If any man’s wife go aside, and commit a trespass against him, And a man lie with her carnally, and it be hid from the eyes of her husband, and be kept close, and she be defiled, and there be no witness against her, neither she be taken with the manner; And the spirit of jealousy come upon him, and he be jealous of his wife, and she be defiled: or if the spirit of jealousy come upon him, and he be jealous of his wife, and she be not defiled: The woman was only

suspected of infidelity. There were no witnesses. But the spirit of jealousy came upon her husband. Jealousy destroys relationships and christian unity. John 10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

God’s remedy;

Honesty, confession, forgiveness, and love, John 13:35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another. Proverbs 10:12 Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins. Ephesians 5:2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour. THE LOVE CHAPTER- 1 Corinthians 13. Read and meditate on theses scriptures every day and ask God to help live it. PTL!

Taught by a man of God years ago.  PTL

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The strong man of the dumb and deaf spirit.

Manifestations, or evidence of the strong man of the dumb and deaf spirit;

Speech and hearing problems, lunatic, epilepsy, wallowing, suicidal tendencies, convulsions, seizures, gnashing (gritting) teeth, foaming at the mouth, insanity, madness, hydrophobia, schizophrenia, blindness, eye disease– Mark 9:17-29 And one of the multitude answered and said, Master, I have brought unto thee my son, which hath a dumb spirit; And wheresoever he taketh him, he teareth him: and he foameth, and gnasheth with his teeth, and pineth away: and I spake to thy disciples that they should cast him out; and they could not. He answereth him, and saith, O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him unto me. And they brought him unto him: and when he saw him, straightway the spirit tare him; and he fell on the ground, and wallowed foaming. And he asked his father, How long is it ago since this came unto him? And he said, Of a child. And ofttimes it hath cast him into the fire, and into the waters, to destroy him: but if thou canst do any thing, have compassion on us, and help us. Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief. When Jesus saw that the people came running together, he rebuked the foul spirit, saying unto him, Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I charge thee, come out of him, and enter no more into him. And the spirit cried, and rent him sore, and came out of him: and he was as one dead; insomuch that many said, He is dead. But Jesus took him by the hand, and lifted him up; and he arose. And when he was come into the house, his disciples asked him privately, Why could not we cast him out? And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting. Matthew 12:22 Then was brought unto him one possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb: and he healed him, insomuch that the blind and dumb both spake and saw. Matthew 17:15 Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatick, and sore vexed: for ofttimes he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water. Mark 7:32-35 And they bring unto him one that was deaf, and had an impediment in his speech; and they beseech him to put his hand upon him. And he took him aside from the multitude, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spit, and touched his tongue; And looking up to heaven, he sighed, and saith unto him, Ephphatha, that is, Be opened. And straightway his ears were opened, and the string of his tongue was loosed, and he spake plain. Luke 9:39, 42 And, lo, a spirit taketh him, and he suddenly crieth out; and it teareth him that he foameth again, and bruising him hardly departeth from him. … And as he was yet a coming, the devil threw him down, and tare him. And Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the child, and delivered him again to his father.

One evil spirit causing many problems. Epilepsy is one of the manifestations of a deaf and dumb (strong man) spirit. Webster defines the symptoms- seizures, fits, convulsive, motions of the muscles, and the loss of consciousness. Bind the strong man of the dumb and deaf spirit and cast it out and pray for the healing of an epileptic. Praise the Lord. Jesus stresses the importance of faith and fasting when dealing with this strongest of all spirits. Mark 9:23, 29 Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. … And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.

Be a good Samaritan. Cast out the devil and pray for the healing of the person. Healing is not always instantaneous. Matthew 10:1 And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of diseaseLuke 10:30-37 And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves (evil spirits) which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side. But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him, And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee. Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves? And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.

Taught by a man of God years ago.   PTL

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Spiritual warfare

jesus loveThe strong man of infirmity.

Luke 13:11 And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself.

Manifestations, or evidence of the strong man of infirmity.

Hunchback, frail, impotent, or weak– Luke 13:11 And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself.

Malady– a lingering, deep-seated disorder. John 5:5 And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years.

Colds, fever, or viruses– rebuke it in the name of Jesus. Combat viruses by building up immunity (resistance to disease) in the body. The bible gives this advise. Luke 4:39 And he stood over her, and rebuked the fever; and it left her: and immediately she arose and ministered unto them. James 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 1 Peter 5:8-9 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.  Acts 28:8  And it came to pass, that the father of Publius lay sick of a fever and of a bloody flux: to whom Paul entered in, and prayed, and laid his hands on him, and healed him.

All sickness and all disease– Matthew 10:1 And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease. Luke 10:19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

Taught by a man of God years ago.  PTL

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Spiritual warfare

be lightThe strong man of lying.

2 Chronicles 18:22 Now therefore, behold, the LORD hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of these thy prophets, and the LORD hath spoken evil against thee.

Manifestations, or evidence of the strong man of lying;

Lies– strong delusion, a false, harmful impression. A deceived condition of belief in a lie. The substitution of the truth with a counterfeit. 2 Thessalonians 2:11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:

Insinuation– To imply, or assume a false appearance. Pretense of what is not. An indirect hint or suggestion.

Exaggeration– the truth plus more of the story.

Flattery– false, or insincere praise. Flattery works divination and vain vision in the household of God. Ezekiel 12:24 For there shall be no more any vain vision nor flattering divination within the house of Israel. The anticrist will obtain the kingdom by flatteries! Daniel 11:21 And in his estate shall stand up a vile person, to whom they shall not give the honour of the kingdom: but he shall come in peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by flatteries.

Vain babbling– excessive talking, gossip, and idle words. Say what you mean and nothing more. An insinuation is of a lying tongue, a talebearer. Matthew 12:35-37 A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things. But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.

Profanity– 1 Timothy 4:7 But refuse profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness. 1 Timothy 6:20 O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called: 2 Timothy 2:16 But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.

Hypocrisy– to play a part, simulate goodness to be seen of men. Matthew 6:1-2 Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven. Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

Old wives’ tales– fairy tales, Santa Claus, Easter bunny. 1 Timothy 4:7 But refuse profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness.

Superstitions– anything that could bring good luck or bad luck.

Vain imaginations– vain imaginations or notions. Jeremiah 23:16-17 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, Hearken not unto the words of the prophets that prophesy unto you: they make you vain: they speak a vision of their own heart, and not out of the mouth of the LORD. They say still unto them that despise me, The LORD hath said, Ye shall have peace; and they say unto every one that walketh after the imagination of his own heart, No evil shall come upon you.  2 Peter 1:16  For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.

Our faith is in the word of God!

Taught by a man of God years ago.  PTL

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The strong man of haughtiness.

Proverbs 16:18-19 Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall. Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.  Zephaniah 3:11  In that day shalt thou not be ashamed for all thy doings, wherein thou hast transgressed against me: for then I will take away out of the midst of thee them that rejoice in thy pride, and thou shalt no more be haughty because of my holy mountain.

Manifestations, or evidence of the strong man of haughtiness;

Proud– Proverbs 6:16-19 These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren. Isaiah 16:6 We have heard of the pride of Moab; he is very proud: even of his haughtiness, and his pride, and his wrath: but his lies shall not be so.

Scornful– Proverbs 3:34 Surely he scorneth the scorners: but he giveth grace unto the lowly.

Lofty looks– Isaiah 2:11 The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day. Isaiah 5:15 And the mean man shall be brought down, and the mighty man shall be humbled, and the eyes of the lofty shall be humbled:

Bragging, boastful– 1 Peter 5:5 Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.

Stiff-necked, stubborn– Proverbs 29:1 He, that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.

Wrath, anger– Proverbs 21:24 Proud and haughty scorner is his name, who dealeth in proud wrath.

Gossip– Proverbs 21:23 Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.

Contention– Proverbs 13:10 Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.

Arrogant, dictatorial, overbearing, controlling– 1 Peter 5:2-6 Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind; Neither as being lords over God’s heritage, but being ensamples to the flock. And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away. Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:

Self-assertion, superiority, froward– Proverbs 3:32 For the froward is abomination to the LORD: but his secret is with the righteous.

God’s remedy;

Humble yourself. It is your responsibility. God has promised to bring low all who give place to a haughty spirit and to cause them to bow down. Bow means to stoop, bend, or surrender. Do you have a slipped disc or back ailment? Humble yourself. Paul had to humble himself. 2 Corinthians 12:7 And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure. God hates a haughty spirit! 2 Samuel 22:28 And the afflicted people thou wilt save: but thine eyes are upon the haughty, that thou mayest bring them down. James 4:10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up. Proverbs 22:4 By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honour, and life. Proverbs 18:12 Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honour is humility. Proverbs 29:23 A man’s pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit. Luke 14:11 For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted. Mark 10:44 And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all. Proverbs 16:19 Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud. Isaiah 57:15 For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.

Jesus humbled himself;

John 13:4-17 He riseth from supper, and laid aside his garments; and took a towel, and girded himself. After that he poureth water into a bason, and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded. Then cometh he to Simon Peter: and Peter saith unto him, Lord, dost thou wash my feet? Jesus answered and said unto him, What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter. Peter saith unto him, Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus answered him, If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me. Simon Peter saith unto him, Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head. Jesus saith to him, He that is washed needeth not save to wash his feet, but is clean every whit: and ye are clean, but not all. For he knew who should betray him; therefore said he, Ye are not all clean. So after he had washed their feet, and had taken his garments, and was set down again, he said unto them, Know ye what I have done to you? Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you. Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him. If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them.

Taught by a man of God years ago.

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The strong man of antichrist.

1 John 4:1-6 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits (by the word of God) whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world. Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them. We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.  1 Timothy 4:1  Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;

Manifestations, or evidence of the strong man of antichrist;

The spirit of an antichrist is in direct opposition to Christ, the church, humanity, and all that God has created. Just as the serpent was in the garden of Eden- Genesis 3:4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: And the serpent was cursed in the garden- Genesis 3:14 And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:

Jesus our redeemer;

1 John 2:2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. Romans 8:19-21 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope, Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; 2 John 1:7-11 For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist. Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward. Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.

Discerning of spirits;

Matthew 7:16-20 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. 1 John 4:1-3 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits (by the word of God) whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world. John 5:22-23 For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment (a separating, a trial) unto the Son: That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him. John 16:7-15 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: Of sin, because they believe not on me; Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more; Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged. I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you. All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you.  Discern beyond your natural ability.  The prophet prayed that the young man’s spiritual eyes would be opened.  Ask God to open our eyes to discern spiritual beings that are for us or against us. 

2 Kings 6:14-17  Therefore sent he thither horses, and chariots, and a great host: and they came by night, and compassed the city about. And when the servant of the man of God was risen early, and gone forth, behold, an host compassed the city both with horses and chariots. And his servant said unto him, Alas, my master! how shall we do? And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them. And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha. 

Taught by a man of God years ago.   PTL

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The strong man of heaviness.

Manifestations, or evidence of the strong man of heaviness;

Mourning and grief– Isaiah 61:3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.

Sorrow and sadness– Nehemiah 2:2 Wherefore the king said unto me, Why is thy countenance sad, seeing thou art not sick? this is nothing else but sorrow of heart. Then I was very sore afraid,

Negative thoughts and emotions such as despair, hopelessness, or discouragement Psalm 69:20 Reproach hath broken my heart; and I am full of heaviness: and I looked for some to take pity, but there was none; and for comforters, but I found none.

These manifestations of the spirit of heaviness do not glorify God. It is keeping our faith in God’s word and overcoming Satan that brings glory to God. 1 Corinthians 6:20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.

Our spiritual weapons against the spirit of heaviness;

The oil of joy and the garment of praise– Isaiah 61:3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.

Singing praises to the Lord– Psalm 9:2 I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High. Psalm 104:33 I will sing unto the LORD as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.

Dancing and gladness– 2 Samuel 6:14 And David danced before the LORD with all his might; and David was girded with a linen ephod. Psalm 150:4 Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs.

Peace– Psalm 4:8 I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety. Psalm 29:11 The LORD will give strength unto his people; the LORD will bless his people with peace. Psalm 55:18 He hath delivered my soul in peace from the battle that was against me: for there were many with me.

The spirit of heaviness cannot stay in the presence of the joy and peace of God. You will be set free when you praise the Lord. Rejoice over these things; Luke 10:20 Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven. Psalm 20:5 We will rejoice in thy salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners: the LORD fulfil all thy petitions. Matthew 5:11-12 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you. Isaiah 65:18 But be ye glad and rejoice for ever in that which I create: for, behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy.

Taught by a man of God years ago.  PTL

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The strong man of fear.

2 Timothy 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.  A spirit of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.  Our very own reborn spirit.  Our feast of Passover experience with the Lord.  1 Peter 1:18-19  Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:  Ephesians 4:23-24  And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.  And our reborn spirit is baptized (immersed) into the Holy Spirit when we become baptized with the Holy Spirit.  Our feast of Pentecost experience with the Lord.  Acts 1:5  For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.  Acts 2:1-4  And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.  Praise the Lord for the fruit and power of the Holy Spirit that enables us to overcome the strong men.   

Manifestations, or evidence of the strong man of fear;

Fear and horror– Psalm 55:5 Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me, and horror hath overwhelmed me.

Torment– 1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

Trembling– Job 4:14-15 Fear came upon me, and trembling, which made all my bones to shake. Then a spirit passed before my face; the hair of my flesh stood up:

Dread– Exodus 15:16 Fear and dread shall fall upon them; by the greatness of thine arm they shall be as still as a stone; till thy people pass over, O LORD, till the people pass over, which thou hast purchased.

Fear of death and heart attacks– Hebrews 2:14-15 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. Psalm 55:4 My heart is sore pained within me: and the terrors of death are fallen upon me. Luke 21:26 Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.

Faithless– Matthew 8:26 And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm. Revelation 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

Fear of man, public opinion– Proverbs 29:25 The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe.

All types of fears and phobias– These may include worry, anxiety, timidity, stress, and fear of heights or darkness.  1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

Four types of people that are oppressed by the strong man (spirit) of fear;

Hypercritic– Being over-critical and judgmental. This condition is the manifestation of the spirit of fear known as depression. It makes one irritable so that he is rude and critical beyond reason.

Introvert– To turn ones thoughts inward on their self.

Perfectionist– Unduly cautious and careful. When people are depressed they become too careful and become perfectionists. This can cause migraine headaches because of the drive for perfection.

Hermit or Recluse– Someone that is withdrawn and separates himself from others. Especially from religious fellowship.

Four types of nervous disorders that could be caused by the spirit of fear.

Neurosis– Affecting the nerves

Nervous breakdowns

Neralgia– A very acute pain that follows the path of a nerve.

Neuritis– Inflammation of a nerve.

Five psychological disorders that could be caused by the spirit of fear.

ParanoiaPsychiatry. A mental disorder characterized by systematized delusions and the projection of personal conflicts, which are ascribed to the supposed hostility of others, sometimes progressing to disturbances of consciousness and aggressive acts believed to be performed in self-defense or as a mission.

Schizophrenia- Psychiatry. Also called dementia praecox. a severe mental disorder characterized by some, but not necessarily all, of the following features: emotional blunting, intellectual deterioration, social isolation, disorganized speech and behavior, delusions, and hallucinations.

Delusions of grandeur A delusion in which one believes oneself possessed of great importance, power, wealth, intellect, or ability.

Manic depressive psychosis– A preson suffering from bipolar disorder and dreading to face life.

Melancholiaa mental condition characterized by great depression of spirits and gloomy forebodings.

We are commanded to let the oppressed go free. Isaiah 58:6 Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?

FEARLESSNESS– The mark of a true disciple! The bible teaches us not to fear other gods, such as demon-gods, or strongmen.

2 Kings 17:37-38 And the statutes, and the ordinances, and the law, and the commandment, which he wrote for you, ye shall observe to do for evermore; and ye shall not fear other gods. And the covenant that I have made with you ye shall not forget; neither shall ye fear other gods.

Fear destroys hope and faith– Matthew 8:26 And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.

Fear no evil– Psalm 23:4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Fear not the reproach of man– Isaiah 51:7 Hearken unto me, ye that know righteousness, the people in whose heart is my law; fear ye not the reproach of men, neither be ye afraid of their revilings.

Fear not man– Hebrews 13:6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me. Matthew 10:26-28 Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known. What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops. And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

Fear not suffering, prison, or tribulation– Revelation 2:10 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.

Fearful and unbelieving– Revelation 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

Fearful sent away– Judges 7:3 Now therefore go to, proclaim in the ears of the people, saying, Whosoever is fearful and afraid, let him return and depart early from mount Gilead. And there returned of the people twenty and two thousand; and there remained ten thousand.

Delivered from fear– Psalm 34:4 I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.

Love casts out fear– 1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

Taught by a man of God years ago.   PTL

Bind the strong man