One of my biggest weaknesses is cheese! You throw Cheddar, Mozzarella, Colby, Muenster, Provolone, American, Nacho, (just to name a few) on or with anything and it just seems to be a much better meal! My motto is “everything’s better with cheddar” the King of the cheeses!
If I were a mouse, I’d be in big trouble!
This leads into what was laid on my heart.
The Scriptures speak of three kinds of “trouble” for the believer:
- temptations to our weaknesses or attacks from Satan.
- Discipline, judgment, or rebuke from the Lord;
- tests, trials, persecutions, suffering;
I am going to talk about the first one in Bold. Our weaknesses, Temptation and how Satan uses them against us.
Matthew 10:16 “Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.”
How can you fight an enemy you don’t know?
Demonic Spirits have watched us since birth. They record our weaknesses, likes, dislikes, desires and anything that flows from our mouth. They use all of this against us. Yes, our own words. The purpose of the “Spirit of Deception” is to deceive us, tempt us and draw us into Satan’s evil plans. Anything to trip us up. If they get a foothold, then the “lying spirit” comes along for the ride to continue the game of deception. Our minds are Satan’s battlefield. Did you know that demons can directly place thoughts in your mind? Well they can. They can not possess you if you are a child of God (saved) because the Holy Spirit lives in you. They can attack you though. That’s another reason in the Bible it says put on the armor of Yahweh (God).
The “Spirit of Deception” today is swaying people away from Biblical TRUTH to heresy. We must be strong. We must be wise.
James 1:5 (KJV) If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all [men] liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
If someone truly loves you, they will speak TRUTH. If someone wants your soul to be saved and for you to go to heaven they won’t fill your head with false hope or LIES. They will like any good parent, not let it rest until they know you are saved. They will tell you HELL is real and it’s HOT! Sin will keep you from going to heaven. Hear me! Sin will keep you from going to heaven. ALL sin, any sin, even a speck.
WE MUST DO THIS DAILY!
Temptations come to us when we are usually at our weakest. Spiritual warfare is real and we need to prepare ourselves . Knowledge is power, pray for knowledge, wisdom and understanding. He will give it freely to those that love him.
Satan attacks us through our mind, emotions and body. We must be in the word, praying, fasting, praising and worshiping God or we won’t know how to fight the battles that lie ahead.
The following is a list of the main Demonic Spirits and the types of evil spirits under them. (Spiritual warfare is deep, I can’t put everything on here today but I urge you to read your Bible, pray and learn more, dig deeper. It’s important).
- The Spirit of Murder causes Hate, Rage, Anger, Violence, Death, Revenge, Destruction, Darkness, Suicide, Jealousy, Sadism, Fighting
- The Spirit of Lust will take you down the road to fornication, adultery, lust, porn, homosexuality, prostitution, transexuality and transvestism.
- The Spirit of Pride will cause Pride, Arrogance ,Haughtiness, Rebellion, Blasphemy, Control, Domination, Possessiveness, Contention, Quarreling, Critical, Judgmental, Selfish, Narcissistic, Unbelief, Skepticism, Greed, Paranoia, Deceit, Mockery (I think Satan attacks a lot of people in this area. I am guilty of some, praise God for his grace and mercy when we repent!)
- The Spirit of the Occult dabbles in things like wicca, horoscopes (I’ve been guilty of this – I do NOT do it anymore but it’s an open door), fortunetelling, role playing games – dungens & dragons, crystals, channeling, new age, voodoo, ESP, Ouija Boards and Automatic Writing, this list is long. (Yikes! My grandmother had a Ouija Board – we played with it, the devil makes his attacks seem harmless as he draws you in! Be careful who and what you entertain!)
- The Spirit of False Religions Islam, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormonism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Shintoism, Sikhism, Jainism, Zoroastrianism, Spiritualism, Christian Science, Hare Krishna, Scientology, Kabbalah, Unification Church, Freemasonry, The Children of God, EST, ckanar, The Forum, The Way International, Theosophy, Rosicrucianism, Atheism, Legalism (Obviously, this is not politically correct, however, it is biblically correct. Those Religions don’t know Jesus Christ as their Savior – Christianity isn’t a RELIGION it’s a RELATIONSHIP – Pray for those who don’t know him.)
Here are the most powerful verses in all of Scripture telling us that Jesus Christ is the only way to be able to receive eternal salvation with God the Father:
- “Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12)
- “For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself a ransom for all …” (1 Timothy 2:5)
- “There is one body and one Spirit … one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.” (Ephesians 4:4)
- Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” (John 14:6)
- “I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and find pasture … I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” (John 10:9)
- Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life, he who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die.” (John 11:25)
- Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” (John 8:12)
- And Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.” (John 6:35)
- “I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is My flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world.” (John 6:51)
- “. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” (John 3:15-16)
- “He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.” (John 3:36)
- “Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins.” (John 8:24)
- “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.” (John 5:24)
- “… And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has life; He who does not have the Son of God does not have life.” (1 John 5:11)
- “And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son as Savior of the world. Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.” (1 John 4:14)
The Spirit of Mental Health (Fear) will cause Despair, Insecurity, Paranoia, Suspicion, Distrust, Insecurity, Loneliness, Shyness, Discouragement, Passivity, Lying, Deceit, Antisocial, Compulsive neurotic behavior, Phobias, Madness, Insanity, Schizophrenia,Multiple Personalities, Hearing Voices, Mind Control
2 Timothy 1:7 “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”
John 4:18 “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment.The one who fears is not made perfect in love.”
Isaiah 41:10 Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.
- The Spirit of Unforgiveness causes Unforgivenss, Bitterness, Jealousy, Resentment, Anger, Stubborness, Envy, Hard-heartedness (unforgiveness can block God from hearing you or healing you, repent daily)
- The Spirit of Sickness causes Death, Anorexia, Bulimia, Insomnia, Abnomal amounts of lethargy, sleepiness, Epilepsy, Gluttony
- The Spirit of Different Vices (addictions) can cause you to dabble in Cocaine, Alcohol, Heroin, Meth, Flakka, Marijuana, LSD, Anti-prescription drugs
John 10:10 “The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows)”
It clearly shows what comes from the evil one and if you are dong them and not repenting you will NOT inherit the Kingdom of Yahweh (God).
Galatians 5:19-23 19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, 21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
You will know Yahweh’s (God’s) people by their Spiritual Fruit, what kind of fruit are you sprouting? We all need to check our hearts.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
If any of these things are causing you to stumble, get on your knees and pray in Jesus name (Shout it! Claim it!) to cast them out. He will hear your cries. Remember to repent first make sure you have nothing blocking your pathway to the Lord.
You must be born again and know Bible truth in order to have discernment in these end days of apostasy. You can only trust your King James Bible and the Holy Spirit, the Great Teacher. You must study the Bible and meditate on it and grow up to a mature Christian in order not to be mislead. You simply cannot trust your pastor’s word or anybody else’s word. You can only trust the infallible Word of God. ~ Preacher Mike Storti
Proverbs 19:20 Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.
I know I gave a lot of scripture this time but your salvation, temptation, sin and spiritual warfare are pretty important subjects. Knowing TRUTH, Yahweh’s (God’s) TRUTH is the most important thing you can do!
I pray Yahweh (God) speaks to you through his words. Remember they are living words. If you read your Bible out loud, you speak life. Things will happen. Get in that Bible, memorize scripture, get that deep personal relationship that he is longing to have with you. He knows your heart, he loves you. Don’t put it off any longer. May Yahweh (God) Bless You! xo
Please forgive any mistakes I think my eyes are crossed from staring at the computer so much today. You can inbox me and I will fix them. Thanks.