THE BLOOD OF JESUS CLEANSES YOU FROM ALL SIN AND GUILT (1 JOHN 1:7).
JESUS IS THE DELIVERER!!
(WRITTEN BY EARLINE MOODY)
Luke 4:18-19 King James The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because he has anointed Me to preach the Gospel to the poor; he has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, and to set at liberty them that are bruised. To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
Luke 4:18-19 Amplified The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me [the Anointed One, the Messiah] to preach the good news [the Gospel] to the poor; He has sent Me to announce release to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind; to send forth delivered those who are oppressed - who are downtrodden, bruised, crushed and broken down by calamity; To proclaim the accepted and acceptable year of the Lord - the day when salvation and the free favors of God profusely abound.
Over the years as we have worked with people, we have often pondered this question How does a person become so damaged that there seems to be no way out? In the world of psychiatry and psychology, there is only marginal help. Where then can a person get help for the seemingly endless mental and emotional problems of our day. God has promised us salvation for our body, soul, and spirit.
As you read your Bible further, you will ascertain that for the most part, people did not even try to get back into obedience to God. As you look around you, maybe into yourself, you will see only a handful who desire God more than their necessary food. Do you?
After rejection comes bitterness, then rebellion after rebellion. It's anything goes; the flood gates are open.
Today each person that exists is important to God as a separate being. For the duration of this study we are going to call this being "I". God planned for each of us to have a life of service to him. Satan plans to rob us of this plan and all the joy it will bless us with. God's perfect plan did not include our having to be saved and delivered. Because of Adam's sin, we must have both salvation and deliverance if we are to get any semblance of God's plan working in our lives. Without deliverance, you are incomplete.
Lets look up the meaning of some words:
Heal - to cure, to make whole. Question - Can a person be whole if he is in bondage in either the spirit, soul or body?
Deliverance - to pardon, forgiveness, liberty, remission. It's paramount meaning is liberty. Question - Can a person be truly free if he has bondage in his spirit, soul or body?
Recovering - to recover sight, to look up. Question - Can a person truly see who is blind physically or spiritually?
SATAN TEMPTING EVE
In these verses alone, God has promised to heal, deliver and recover all that we have lost. I have read and re-read Genesis 3 looking for clues to our own fall and recovery.
I believe the questions, Satan asked Eve, reveal her state of mind. Was she out there looking at that tree wondering what the fruit would taste like, questioning why a tree would bring death, just overly curious, already begun to doubt God's warning or had something happened in the garden that made her feel some need to be better in some way? (Is the way you as a woman might have thought? Women have a weakness traceable back to Eve of curiosity.)
Enter Satan and his venom: doubt and distrust. He asks Can it really be [we need to be careful when words containing this sentiment are presented to us about what God has established] that God has said, You shall not eat of every tree in the garden?
Eve makes a weak attempt at exercising faith in God. Where God said Ye shall surely die, Eve weakly says lest ye die, as if God's warning was to be taken lightly, dismissed, or she could exclude it.
Now Satan moves quickly seeing she is enticed. He promises Eve that her eyes will be opened [today we might say you'll be worldly wise]; be like God [today we call this occult power]; knowing or experiencing good and evil [until the fall she had only known good and had never suffered from the results of sin or calamity].
We see here that Satan was trying and succeeded at getting Eve, then Adam, to be like him. In Isaiah 14:14-15 we see Satan saying in his heart I will go up to heaven, set my throne above God's stars and ascend above the clouds. He puffs himself up until he says he'll be like God. So he entices each of us to do like he has done. We see what Satan will get, and us also, if we do not always work at being obedient to God's commandments.
Did you notice Satan didn't ask Eve to get drunk, cheat, kill or enter prostitution? He hit her where she was thinking contrary to God's directions.
If we allow ourselves to think about any form of evil, no matter how small, that evil begins to look less evil to us. We do that one sin, then worse sins look less evil. We get on the road down to Hell and soon we don't even know we are on the road to Hell.
Satan was playing Adam and Eve for fools. He knew what they would get. He promised glory but they got gored. They were thrown out of the garden into a very hostile environment where all progress would be challenged by Satan. Mankind has always had to contend with rejection, and it only can be cured by obeying God in salvation, obedience and deliverance.
CAIN AND ABEL
Enter the second generation. First son, Cain, is very much a son of disobedience. He is a picture of religions and people who want to tell God that he must accept them on their terms not on God's terms. This includes cults and occult worshipers. He is a picture of those who are against accepting Christ according to God's plan.
Cain, when he was rejected by God, followed a pattern which is in style today. Instead of conquering sin, he got mad at and killed someone who was not the problem. We like to blame others and not correct ourselves.
Some of Cain's problems were due to his parents actions. They, for at least the time they ate of the fruit until God came to visit, were Satan worshipers. Thus their children were under curses for Satan worship.
So why didn't Abel act like Cain? God gives us the clue. He told Cain that he must master sin. God has given each of us a free will. Abel chose a life of obedience. This shows us we do not have to fulfill an evil inheritance. God told me (Earline) that I didn't have to be like my parents as I was walking home from school in the woods.
God has given us Jesus for victory over Satan, but unless we are willing to submit and obey, Jesus cannot prevail in us. This kind of submission will necessitate Bible study and obedience in our private lives. It means a cleaned up and obedient mind.
Our fathers, grandfathers, great grandfathers, great-great grandfathers, even to our tenth generation or further backwards, and even to Adam and Eve are still influencing us today. The sins committed by them unloose demonic influences on us if we fall within the number of generations of the curse. If we do not correctly follow God's directions in the Bible, these influences will hinder, distract, harden and harass us. They may get us into the same or worse sins, and thereby curse our own children and the on-going generations.
(Earline) as a school teacher, parent, and observer of people's trials and triumphs, I can attest to the fact that the curses our forefathers let loose are still going. I believe these curses are the main reason for the great rise in the occult, cults and rock music.
When we are rejected and I don't mean a slight rejection. I mean rejection that is life threatening to this "I" such as attempted abortion, child abuse, occult activities, influence of rock music [which is Satan worship], and parental hatred or neglect. I have never seen a case of fear of rejection which did not stem from rejection in the home. In the home we learn to fear rejection; then in the outside world, we react to rejection with compromise or slavery.
Rejection is one, if not Satan's main trump card. This being the case, all parents need to get delivered from rejection. Then learn from the Bible what their responsibilities are, and how they should love, correct and teach their children. If someone does not take up their responsibility to fight rejection, it will ruin many a life.
Daughters and sons both seem to suffer most from rejection which comes from the father. Father, because of his God given place of leader and priest, can more easily injure the children than the mother. (Do you realize that, men?)
When we have suffered the deadly wound of rejection, we are always trying to keep from suffering it again. We do things we do not want to or do not approve of. Then comes the guilt trip and it's agony. We feel inferior to everyone and will be a door mop for love of any type. Rejected people always sell themselves cheap usually getting little or nothing in return.
Children should not be begged or bribed to be good. They should be taught what is good behavior and why. It is best to live it yourself so that they do not have to look next door to see what you are talking about. Men there are 4 1/2 pages of scriptures listed in the Strong's Concordance that you may learn about how you should think about children and how you should teach them. Gene had Marie study and discuss with him the book of Proverbs. It is a good source of instruction for mothers, fathers, sons and daughters.
I believe rock music is Satan worship. Many young people have told us of the demonic things that go on at the concerts. Afterward, demons have come into children's rooms and told them evil things to do. The demons want the children to kill, not just themselves, but others also.
Parents have their share of the responsibility for stopping the participation of their children in this form of Satan worship. A good thing to do is fast and pray to find out why your children are into it. When you know you begin to teach the children about the aims and results of these groups. It is not easy to stop this once you have allowed it to get a strong foothold.
The warfare prayer of binding and loosing will get you started. Bind the Satanic worship spirits, and ask God to help your children see what is really happening in the spirit world as they listen to this music. Listen to the music with them and ask them to explain what it means. Do your homework and know about it yourself. (God told Marie to bind and loose daily because of the occult powers coming against us.)
Most young people are into rock music because they have suffered rejection and it's pain, and do not want to suffer the pain again. After they have exposed their minds and bodies to the horror of a typical rock concert and/or tapes, demons will mess with them until that young person and their parents declare all out war on the demons and totally turn away from rock.
Rock stars have no love for the fans and have been known to shriek with glee about the money they have ripped off the people, and the young lives they have helped ruin. Young people be very careful who you admire. You become like the worst in whoever you admire.
Parents, you need to look into the toy box; it also is a Satan seller. Who puts most of the toys in the box? It seems that every popular toy has a demonic purpose. Your instinct of protection for your children should tell you that the toys are wrong. All you need to do many times is read the advertisement and you know the toy is not good. Many children who feel rejected will demand a bad toy, even when they really don't like it, because they fear being rejected if they don't have one. This is one clue to the condition of you child. Children who feel rejected will have a hard time maintaining a good character because they cannot say no to people.
There are several kinds of love that are popular today:
There's what I call sloppy agape. That's where everyone tells everyone else how much they love each other - but don't call me if you need any help that will require me to give up my selfishness.
Then there's manipulating love. It says if you were really a Christian you'd.... or if you loved me you'd...
Then there's sinuous love. That's where someone wants you to give them sex with no commitment to you.
Then there's God's kind of love. It is true, will be honest with you, will help in times of real need, will not cheat, rob, use or abuse you. It will support you while you learn to follow Jesus Christ. It will rejoice over you as you grow.
I have seen too much passive love today. I hear much love talk but see little real love in the church today. We meet a lot of people who want you to pet their demons with them. No one who is saved needs to continue in the same old rut forever. As a delivered person and one who works helping others get delivered, you will have to have enough love to tell the person the truth when you know they and their demons do not want the truth told. It is true you may have to work hard at getting and keeping deliverance, but it is your duty to God.
I would like to share a demonic pattern of a person we worked with:
A young man [we could just as easily say many, for their stories are much alike] who had tendencies toward other men who were homosexuals. His story went like this. He was not wanted or he was the wrong sex. His father beat him [more than spankings] often for no cause, didn't do any thing for pleasure with him, never took the time to teach good behavior but always demanded it, cursed at him, never complemented him, sexually abused him, drank and abused his mother, and never said in word or deed that the boy was loved.
No way will work unless it is scriptural, and followed by the individual.
How do you help this young man? What do you think? Do you think that deliverance will work?