When you make a decision to follow Jesus Christ, you will come against Satan’s first attack, which is designed to neutralize and paralyze you. Its design is to make you question whether a decision to follow Jesus was wise. He will use previously held relationships with unbelievers, namely your ungodly friends to draw you away from learning about Jesus and begin the process of walking in obedience to his law.
Expect the first attack from Satan to be long and drawn out. Persist through this first wave with success through massive exposure to the Word. Read the Bible voraciously. Start with Matthew and read as much as you can, all the way to the book of Revelation. Write your vision down. Read at least ten chapters a day.
As you read the Scriptures, God’s Spirit will begin the interpretation process as you read. Your understanding of God’s will for your life will begin to manifest and the voices of demons will find it difficult to get your ear. Keep reading and do not stop. No matter what you feel or what distraction Satan will produce, you must stick with your vision. Do not stop reading the Scriptures.
In order for you to be able to effectively wage war against the forces of darkness, you must understand your role as a Christian. You must understand God’s gifts and how to access them. You must know how to use your spiritual gifts to protect your heart, your family, & your walk with God. You cannot do this without first gaining knowledge. This is done through reading the Scriptures. Reading the Scriptures is crucial. Submitting to the text will give you access to God’s power. You cannot access God’s power if you put your feelings above the text. Some things you will find in the Scriptures will go against your evil heart, but you must submit to it.
Your submission to the read Word of God is your power. Transformation into the likeness of Jesus is a process. You can control its speed by how fast you read through the Scriptures and your willingness to submit in obedience to what has been written. The speed in which you learn God is in your hand. This is step 1.
Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt compelled to write and urge you to CONTEND FOR THE FAITH that was once for all entrusted to God’s holy people. For certain individuals whose condemnation was written about long ago have secretly slipped in among you. They are ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into a license for immorality and deny Jesus Christ our only Sovereign and Lord. So I want to remind you, though you already know these things, that Jesus first rescued the nation of Israel from Egypt, but later he destroyed those who did not remain faithful. – Jude 1:3-5
And I remind you of the angels who did not stay within the limits of authority God gave them but left the place where they belonged. God has kept them securely chained in prisons of darkness, waiting for the great day of judgment. Likewise, Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities near them, which like them committed sexual sins and pursued homosexual activities, serve as an example of the punishment of eternal fire. Yet in like manner these people also, relying on their dreams, defile the flesh, reject authority, and blaspheme the glorious ones. – Jude 1:6-8
Enoch, the seventh from Adam, also prophesied about them: “Behold, the Lord is coming with myriads of His holy ones to execute judgment on everyone, and to convict all the ungodly of every ungodly act of wickedness and every harsh word spoken against Him by ungodly sinners.” – Jude 1:14:15
Anyone can pick up a Bible and read it. The only qualification you need to have to read the Bible is the ability to read. The more challenging piece is believing what you read to access its power. You can have a doctorate in theology and not have the ability to access the Bibles power. Accessing the power of the Bible requires faith. Believe what you read. Place yourself within the pages of Scripture as you read. Don’t resist the emotions it brings out and do not cease reading out loud. You must give confession with your mouth to bring out its power.
For example, you open the Bible and start to read 1 Corinthians 1 out loud and you read and read and read. Right around 2 Corinthians depending on how many demons have control of your life, you will feel light headed, may cough, sweat or hands may begin to shake. Keep reading. The demons within you are being burned by the words of Scripture as they are being read out loud in faith. The weaker ones will flee without any physical feeling the stronger ones that can resist a lot of heat will manifest in your flesh. Keep reading until it smooths out. If you stop prematurely, the demons will regain its strength in you and you will have to begin again. When you feel a lightness, you will know that evil spirit has left your body.
Satan will work to regain control, so you should read like this for a week straight for rapid growth in the spirit and for defeating this evil spirit.
You can be healed through Scripture reading. The power is found in the coupling of faith when you read the KJV Bible out loud. I say, KJV out of personal experience, however other versions of the Scripture may work, but I would certainly say a no go on the NIV.
If nothing happens. Keep reading. Most people think they have faith, when they actually don’t. Reading the Scriptures out loud will build your faith, for some, you may need to read five of Paul’s letters, just to build your faith before activating the power of the Holy Spirit through his Word.
It is important to understand that the Old Testament was given for our example as believers in Jesus Christ. It is also important for these stories to be meditated upon and for them to sit inside your heart. When you read about the story of Daniel in the Lions Den it is easy to gloss over it. Here is a man brought before the courts for a crime. His sentence was death. What did he do? Did he kill someone? No. Did he rape someone? No. Did he steal or curse someone out? No. Why did he receive the death penalty? Because he prayed to the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. His crime was prayer. Let that sink in. His CRIME was PRAYER.
In America, we are racing toward the death penalty for prayer. Every opportunity you have to pray, you better use it. It is already outlawed in the schools and now when the idea of family is changed to assets, which is currently being worked on and the community owns your children, already happening in the area of discipline, you will die for Christ. You might as well prepare yourself early.
The good news is that God saves his children from eternal death. Those who put their trust in him. Those who follow him.
“Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. “For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it (Matthew 7:13-14).
Few find it, because few are willing to go through the trials, tribulations, and persecutions that come upon the righteous. Do not be misled. God is coming back for a clean bride.
Rejoice in the Lord and Magnify his name. Read the word. Follow the word. You will be an overcomer.
Apparently, during an interview the Dad called homosexuality a sin. Amazing how this man has more boldness than the celebrity Pastor Joel Osteen. Anyway, should he require boldness under our Constitution of freedom of speech? He should be allowed to say whatever he desired and not be judged by it. As you know this judgment thing only goes one way.
Stories like these are becoming commonplace and the reader of the Bible should not be surprised. God will not return until it is like the days of Noah. What was happening during the days of Noah? People were murderers of fathers and mothers, sensual, following their lusts and hateful. That is what is taking place in the world in which we live.
People are shooting people for winning employee of the month at Walmart and children are going into schools to shoot and kill people. Why? The world totes brain damage. I tote a lack of love. Listen to the mother who divorces her husband, because she is unhappy and her children suffer. They grow up and have it progressively worse in their relationships as they are disillusioned about life.
The absence of love is the absence of caring and the absence of caring is the absence of value and the absence of value is death. We kill roaches, ants, and flys all the time with ease. We don’t think about their pain. Why? Because they have no value to us.
When we do not value this man’s opinion, it is because we do not value him. Hence, suspend this man for his opinion and put this family in financial jeopardy. How many more stories at lower levels happen like this?
Do you ever find it funny that Christians don’t go around hurting homosexuals? We call it sin and that is simply where it ends. We get the blood off our hands, so when you meet Jesus, you have no excuse. Notice, how the sinner squirms when the truth hits the mind. Do you know why? You are still created in God’s image and this is why the truth is offensive to the degree you must hate this family and suspend his employment.