Evidence of God's Love
Paul wrote us in II Timothy 3: 12, '"Yea and all that will live Godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution". Peter also wrote us, "Beloved think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you as though some strange thing happened unto you: but rejoice inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy," 1 Peter 4:12-13. A good question to ask is why does it seem as though the whole world turns against us when we try to live right? Paul said in Romans 6:16, "Know ye not that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?" Paul is saying we were possessed by devils when we walked in the wide gate and broad way that leads to destruction: "Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince and power of the air, the SPIRIT THAT NOW WORKETH IN THE CHILDREN OF DISOBEDIENCE: among whom also we had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath even as others," Ephesians 2:2-3. Doubtless we know that the spirit working in God's disobedient children is a demon possessing the body and dwelling inside. The demon must keep us in trespasses if he is to continue living in our flesh. It is the demon's thoughts that defile us while he is inside us because our spirit is in the image of God, who is absolutely pure and thinks no evil. Therefore Jesus condemned demons (sin) in the flesh, Romans 8:3. If you have ears to hear, now hear this! Jeremiah wrote in chapter 10:23, "O Lord I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in the man that walketh to direct his step." This scripture of truth is true regardless as to what science, psychologists or even you think. God has not given man power on earth to manufacture thoughts. Always it will be one of two spirits. As for me, my doctrine is based on the foundation of the apostles and prophets. Reject Satan's thoughts. Take God! Because our spirit cannot think evil due to God's personality-image which we have, it takes an outside source, a demon, to whisper deceits in our ears if he is outside the body, or to speak evil from within, when we are possessed. Learn of this power Satan is allowed to use! The story of Christ and Peter shows that demons have power to speak through men who believe just like they did in the possessed men when Jesus cast them out, Luke 4:33-36. THE GENERAL PUBLIC THEN KNEW MORE ABOUT THE ENEMY THAN MEN TODAY! Notice this fact Christ shown by when he told the disciples about his crucifixion, "Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him saying, "Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall not be unto thee". Observe who Christ rebuked: "But he turned and said to Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offense unto me: for thou savorest not the things that be of God but those that be of men," Matthew 16:22-23. Peter FELT NORMAL until Jesus said those words. So a man can have a demon in him and feel fine. Satan knew that if Christ died, he would save the souls of all men and the whole world of flesh and blood men. Therefore he took advantage of Peter's fleshy love, ignorance, and weak flesh, trying to hinder the salvation work. This example of how easily a demon can take advantage of a man and speak words through him should be taught in the churches as Paul wrote in II Timothy 2:26, "that they may recover themselves from the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will". Jesus testified that these violent devils are taking our minds and bodies by "force", Matthew 11:12. Once a demon gets "in" he begins to defile the body in the way Jesus described spiritual defilement. The demon then utters words from his wicked heart to control you. Concerning the demon inside Jesus said, "Those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and defile the man." There is a difference between (a) the man who is defiled and (b) the demon's heart doing the defiling. Recognize this difference because God Himself said man is "good", including man's heart when He created man. GOD CANNOT TELL A LIE. But the heart of the possessing demon is evil continually. Going further Jesus said, "For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies: These are the things that defile a man," Matthew 15:18-20. The wisdom of Solomon in Ecclesiastes 7:29 says, "Lo this only have I found, that God hath made man upright; but they (the demons who capture men at their will) have sought out many inventions." Solomon wrote further to strengthen the truth of God, that the spirit in his image cannot be made impure, saying, "I know that what God doeth it shall be forever: nothing can be put to it, nor anything taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before him," Ecclesiastes 3:14. Satan may teach you Solomon lied! Does it mean then, that man, whom God created upright and whom God said is good, is no longer any good to God if demons capture him and speak evil through him? Can a demon be put to a man to cause him to die eternally when God told Solomon "nothing can be put to this word nor anything taken from it"? Is Satan true and God a lie? "For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels (including Satan,) nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, (including sin) nor things to come, 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," Romans 8:38-39. I don't know about you, but I'm with God, Solomon, and Paul. When it comes to the uprightness created in man, God said he is "good". Satan has persuaded some against the scripture saying he can not only put something to it, but he can take something from the WORD OF GOD, although these "SCRIPTURES CANNOT BE BROKEN," John 10:35. DO NOT BELIEVE SATAN! I believe Solomon! I believe God! I believe what Jesus taught using Peter, that it is demons speaking through men who utter errors, because Jeremiah wrote that we cannot direct our thoughts. God has allowed demons to have this captivating power over the weak bodies of men that we might be justified. Jesus himself said, "The spirit of the man is indeed willing, but the flesh is weak," or vulnerable to this power of demons who capture men at their will. Paul recognized this power of demons, and he wrote in I Corinthians 12:3, "Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the spirit of God, (which is himself,) calleth Jesus accursed," but if blasphemies come through man's mouth, it is the demon in him doing the work. The word of Christ has two edges. So on the point of blasphemy, he showed forgiveness to men misused by demons in that manner but wrath from God against the demon speaking through captured men. In Mark 3:28 Jesus' own salvation edge of the Word went to the captured men. He said, "Verily say unto you, all sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme". The OTHER EDGE in Mark 3:29 is strictly against the demons ALONE who exercise their power to speak through men as Satan did to Peter and to take God's name in vain with blasphemy. Jesus said to the demon, "But whosoever shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation." If you did not know that DEMONS speak through men like a microphone and that the damnation edge of the Word of God is always against them, then they MIGHT take the same scriptures and SAY, "All sins done by men shall not be forgiven by Christ especially blasphemies wherewith soever they blaspheme. Because of your ignorance (that demons possessing men speak blasphemies through them), they would teach you that men (when it is the demons talking) cannot be forgiven for blasphemy against the Holy Ghost. If God opened your eyes and let you see the demon sitting on the man's body and using him like a microphone, you would change your mind. Do not let Satan teach you the Scriptures! Believe Jesus that all sins shall be forgiven, including the blasphemies of men. Believe also that demons who blaspheme through men, and demons only, have no forgiveness for every crime against men and God. Some of you have been hungering on the mount of temptation and Satan has warped your understanding as you read the Bible, because he was teaching you the Scriptures to "accuse men". In Revelation 12:9-10,12 it says, "Woe to the inhibitors of the earth and sea! for the devil is come down unto you having great wrath, and the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent called the devil and Satan which deceiveth the whole world: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down which accused them before God day and night." If you pick up the Bible while you hunger and thirst on the mountain beware, because you begin reading in ignorance, while Christ began with understanding. You begin unable to rightly divide the Word or to quote it, but Satan will come at your mind with wrongly divided quotations to teach you the doctrine of condemnation and death to accuse men, Proverbs 30:10; Isaiah 29:19-21, 57:16-20; Romans 14:4; II Corinthians 3:6-12. If you study the Bible, prepare yourself For tribulation on the mountain of temptation. Revelation 5:3 said, "NO MAN in Heaven nor in the earth, neither under the earth was able to open the book (meaning to understand it) neither to look thereon" (meaning unable to see it as God does). Read Romans 11:33-36.
Why did Peter teach us not to think it strange when we suffer fiery trials? First you must understand the condition of the enemy. Demons cannot eat or drink anything. They lust after us. That is why in Matthew 12:43 Jesus taught, "When the unclean spirit is cast out of a man, he walketh in DRY PLACES seeking rest and findeth none (because he cannot quench his thirst and falls through solid matter). In the parable about Lazarus and the rich man, the demon is likened unto a rich man because when he possessed (held on to) Lazarus in his lifetime. Lazarus clothed him and obeyed him as if the controlling demon was a king ordering Lazarus from the throne of Lazarus' own temple-body. Furthermore each man is a precious jewel of God (a Jew to God,) Malachi 3:6,17; Hebrews 2:6-7,11. In death Lazarus was removed from his body to Heaven by Michael's angels as it says in Luke 17:34. "In that night there shall be two men in one bed ( Lazarus and the demon-rich man), the one (Lazarus) shall be taken and the other left" (demon-rich man). We understand that the eagles or Michael's angels came and took Lazarus to Heaven from his body remaining on earth leaving the demon to fall. "Then shall dust return to the earth as it was, and the spirit or Lazarus) shall return to God who gave it." In the parable Abraham represented God our Father who is the true Father of all nations, not Abraham. Now the disciples did not know that the spirits in the bodies are carried to heaven in death so, Jesus told them this thing in parable. "And they answered and said unto him, Where Lord? And he said unto them Wheresoever the body is thither will the eagles be gathered together," Luke 17:37. So now you know the eagles are Michael's angels who took Lazarus, Isaiah 40:31. If you did not understand about death or if you still do not, do not be amazed. Jesus' own apostles did not understand until after the resurrection of Christ. Every man follows Christ to heaven through the example of the grave. Jesus asked that those God gave him should be with him to see his Glory, John 17:24. Do you know God gave him the whole world for an inheritance? Read Psalm 2:7-8, 82:6-8, 94:14; John 12:24.
Back to our point about suffering while cast out, we find the rich man or the demon being tormented by the Word of God which is like fire that burned him. He wanted Lazarus to come back to his body so that he could repossess (reincarnate) him and satisfy his lust. Lazarus was fortunate because God had him in his bosom like all PRODIGAL SONS who die. There was no other way to get to the Father to confess and be hugged. However, when we believe the Word in this life, we still remain in our bodies. The Word which we believe is like fire which has scorched the demons and cast them out. But evil spirits do not like it. Their God is themselves. In hell these cast-out demons lift up their eyes crying to God to accuse us of crimes they force on us so they can get back inside, Psalm 36:11-21. Paul wrote of them saying in Philippians 3:18-19, "For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are enemies of the cross of Christ". When Paul says "enemies", he is not talking about flesh and blood. In Ephesians 6:12 he told us he means the invisible world of "principalities, powers, rulers of darkness and spiritual wickedness". Paul also spoke the word with two edges. When Paul says enemies it applies to demons. Continuing in Philippians, he said these enemies walk weeping, "Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things." Peter told us that even "Satan is going about like a roaring lion seeking whom he might devour," 1 Peter 5:8. Because he is stiff-necked, he found Jesus on the mountain and said, "Command that these stones be made into bread," Matthew 4:3.
Since they live like kings in our bodies, devils eat us up with words, Psalm 14:4, 52:3-4, and we dress them in gay clothing obeying their commands of lust. "But faith cometh by hearing," and hearing by the Word of God which is like fire shut up in our bones, and it -the word -burns the demon out when it becomes a part of us. Jesus said the words and ways of the indwelling demon defiles the man possessed. But if we hear and believe the truth, the word alone has the power to cleanse us and free us. "Then said Jesus to those Jews that believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free," John 8:31-32. In John 15:2 he said further, "Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you." "His voice sounded like many waters," Revelation 1:15, to teach you the baptism of Christ, John 3:27. "But when the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest and finding none. Then he saith I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty (of demons) swept (by the word) and garnished (like a trimmed lamp)," Matthew 12:43-44. But the demon does not like it, he is hungry, thirsty, and naked and falls through solid matter, or holds on to us. You did the demon wrong! You made him angry when you repented, believed and began to obey! MR. TROUBLE then goes and gets a gang, and then trouble, persecution, vexation, tribulation, and all kinds of fiery trials come. The rich man is hungry and he wants to get back in. He says, "I gotta make you fall". Jesus went further and said, "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," Matthew 12:45. If enough demons attack you, they may drive you crazy. Examine yourself and look into the spiritual mirror; James 1:23-27 says, "For if any of you be a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man beholding his natural face in a glass. For he goeth his way (and rich Mr. Trouble who was cast out brings his gang) and he straight way forgetteth what manner of man he was. But who so looketh into the perfect law of liberty and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed (but you will also suffer persecution from demons who can control people they possess). And also Jesus said, "There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands for my sake and the gospel's, But he shall receive an hundred fold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters and mothers, and children and lands WITH PERSECUTIONS," Mark 10:29-30. Persecutions tell you God has kept His Word and cast the devils out, but the devils do not like it and fight back through men they possess and control. Blessed are you when men revile and persecute you and speak evil of you falsely for God's sake, Matthew 5:11-12. If you want less persecution, stay away from people captured by and controlled by demons. Be companions of struggling men who sincerely try to live Godly! We are not wrestling with flesh and blood but with invisible demons.
Now to sum up what we have learned in this paper.
1) Demons are cast out by the Word which becomes a part of us, but they go out and get other devils to make us fall so they can get back inside.
2) Demons like to go inside the temple of our bodies and control our thoughts and actions for their lust's sake for clothing, influence, and maintaining sin.
3) Once inside, a demon can take over and speak through the body so that most of the time when we hear evil speaking and blasphemy, it is the demon using ventriloquism. Jesus showed they can do it and did to Peter, and other men he cast them from!
4) The Word of God has two edges, and the proper part must be put on the demon. Reject the doctrine of condemnation of men and the ministry of death which was done away! (II Corinthians 3:6-12, and compare with Isaiah 25:6-8; II Corinthians 5:18-19, Song of Solomon 8:6,7).
5) When we read, already disadvantaged by ignorance, demons attack our thoughts in an effort to teach us an accusing doctrine against mankind. When Christ said all sins and blasphemies shall be forgiven men, and he died, and finished it, He said all, not a few of them, or some of them, or most of them, but all of them. Satan has lied to men and said Christ is wrong. He deceived men who do not know how to rightly divide the two edges of the Word and caused them to preach the ministry of condemnation of man. Paul said this "ministry of death and condemnation was done away" in II Corinthians 3:7-12. Those who preach it are behind times and out of season persecuting the very purpose of Christ, but thinking to do God service as Paul did! John 16:1-3.
6) Men have Failed to understand death just as the disciples did in Jesus' day, but he taught them the mystery in a parable. Today, people still do not understand about death because they cannot discern the secret of the parable. The whole purpose of the death of Christ is to teach all men the way they go because all men are sons of God created in His image and conformed to the image of his death. Jesus told us only the Son of perdition, Lucifer, is lost! Men still fear death because he has made men doubt Jesus. John the Baptist said JESUS WOULD take away the sin of the whole world, but men believe the son of perdition who teaches John's word is false. Jesus said all sins and blasphemies shall be forgiven men (and they were) when he died and rose. But Mr. Trouble said, "Don't believe it! I got the whole world, and plenty men will burn with me although Jesus said only I, the son of perdition, am lost." God Himself said man is "good". He made him upright, and nothing can be put to this Word or removed. But Mr. Trouble has challenged all men before God especially ministers as he did Job and said, "I will make them believe before God's face that I can put something to God's Word on mankind and take much from it. I will make men teach that I, Mr. Trouble, have power to take the sheep from God's hand although I am the son of perdition. I don't care if Paul is persuaded. What is his word? I have most men doubting God, John the Baptist, Jesus, and Paul. Who are you to believe this paper"?!
Satan does not care for us except to get in and grieve our angels, Isaiah 3:8-15. He knows he will burn, and there is no remedy for him. If he gets himself inside, he will try to hold us in error until God takes us to heaven by the angels. Most "men are all their lifetime held in such bondage". He has nothing to lose, that is not already lost, but he has vengeance and comfort to gain! Most men go up to see God the Father dead and alive again, and lost but found. Wheresoever the body is, there will the angels be gathered together. Paul wrote in 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," by Mr. Trouble until God frees them from bondage in this life through death. Let my people go! John 12:24!!
God did it!
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