Month: February 2022
“There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee.”Deuteronomy 18:10-12
It’s an abomination. Period. God WILL drive the witch out. Thank you Lord!
I know I have mentioned it before but clearly its something I struggle with lol. BUT today I was thinking about everything that has happened over the past two years, the pandemic, my wife having MS, and I have been so distracted from what God has really done. I have an amazing shop, amazing clients, am blessed. I have a home and a car and most people love us. We are holy rollers to them that dislike us. Which I never find offense to. I am a holy roller. I am a One God, Apostolic, tongue talking, holy rolling, born again, heaven bound believer in the liberating power of Jesus Name! But I digress. I look around my shop and think about my clients and just love the life I live. He healed my baby. He healed my wife. He healed my heart. He keeps my mind. He keeps my soul. He speaks through His Word. He is an awesome God. When you have the protection of the blood of Jesus, witches spells don’t work. The devil can’t cross the blood line! And if those nasty sap suckers came and killed me, I would be with my Lord. SO What can man do to me? NOTHING! God is so good.
“as it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:”Romans 3:10
No one is good. Not even me! Especially without a savior. But you can’t be good with Jesus and partake in literal witchcraft or spiritual rebellion. If you have an idol (work, witchcraft, drinking, drugs, etc.) your back is turned on God. That is what repentance is for, TURNING away from sin.
Also, I need to clarify, I do not wear a WWJD bracelet. Or ANY jewelry for that reason, including a wedding band. I don’t need any ornamental junk on me to show people I know and love God. I would rather be clothed in His righteousness, than trinkets of gold and rocks. If you truly believe in the power of God, why would you talk to trees and Mother Nature? Oh because you’re backslid.
“Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”Matthew 7:22, 23
God has blessed our business so much! We are so busy we can’t even get everyone in! I am so excited at how awesome it is that God is blessing us even though the devil still tries to put asunder what God has put together. When God is in it, it’s protected by Him.
Lessons of Narcissim
When my wife and I had started our pre-marriage consoling, we learned in it the hierarchy of the spiritual family, and in that, we found that it would be very easy for a man to be domineering in a marriage. We have all seen it. But of course that isn’t the way God intended it to be, and I wholeheartedly believe it is wrong. But a person, a wife, should know the characteristics of abuse from a spouse, i.e. narcissism.
In that same vein, with the responsibility of a pastor, I can see how a man of God could let his responsibilities lead him to be a dictator type pastor. Which again, I feel is wrong. But the office of any authority is subject to that same temptation of becoming a dictator or very controlling. It’s a lot of power that only certain people can maintain without becoming domineering. But the ones that do get authoritarian dictator syndrome, they are in a very dangerous place, and recognizing those traits and control tactics are vital to saving yourself from a lot of pain and trouble.
It doesn’t come natural to most to be able to see those traits. Naivety is a big problem when it comes to recognizing a narcissist. I tend to be very naive when it comes to meeting new people. I ignorantly give them the benefit of the doubt and can’t immediately recognize when a contrary spirit walks in the room. But before long, I notice the subtlety of the enemy and their dirty spirit comes out, and then we have people like my dad, and Joy, and some pastors I’ve had. Customers we’ve had that have just out of nowhere said some off the wall put down and we are left standing there thinking “where in the world did that come from?” So we have learned to recognize those things a lot quicker. The enemy isn’t always screamingly obvious. He can literally transform himself into an angel of light.
When Joy had came in, I thought she was pretty nice. She was funny, and a little cussy, but a lot of people do that. Which I still don’t get how people go around cussing in public at businesses, but whatever. As soon as she left, Leah recognized the spirit in her and told me. Then low and behold the next day that ugly serpent came flying in my shop.
My grandma and grandpa died right before the shut down, my grandma had went in for hip surgery and she died in post op and my grandpa died 3 days later buying flowers for her funeral, so they ended up having a joined funeral, to which I was supposed to go to. Well, when my dad told me that Pawpaw had died, I figured everyone knew before me, because I wasn’t really included in much of their lives, and I prematurely posted on facebook to pray for my family because my Pawpaw had just died. Well my dad called me and yelled at me, typical. But after that he started texting me and putting me down. I’ve spent a lot of years identifying his traits and methods of control, and I wouldn’t let him do it. So every text he sent me, I sent him a Bible very back. Eventually he gave up. But it wasn’t before he had literally disowned me and cursed me with his witchcraft that he doesn’t really know what he’s doing with.
Then you cut them off. You have to. Even when they try and try to come back in your life for no reason, you have to ignore them. No matter how hard it is not to fire back to their fiery lie darts, you don’t.
Once you get those people away, you will notice a change in everything. But the more you come to the knowledge of identifying and exposing these spirits, the quicker they manifest. It won’t take long before you will walk up to anyone and know instantly. It’s pretty amazing.
I don’t know what makes people think they are in control. I don’t know what makes them think they can control another person that isn’t a child. It really freaks me out. I’ve seen pastors do it to saints. I am not talking about Apostolic only, I am talking about all kinds. I’ve seen teachers do it, I’ve seen parents and even children do it. It is no respecter of persons. I would say its 100% a pride issue, and we know that permeates all boundaries. I hope and pray if you find yourself in the presence of a narcissist that you can begin to learn and be aware of dangerous behavior.
Be ye holy…
“Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; as obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: but as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.”I Peter 1:13-16 KJV
Being holy is a conscious decision. It’s not something that is done in us, it is something we make a decision to be. The word holy in the Greek translates to: sacred (physically, pure, morally blameless or religious, ceremonially, consecrated).
A word that is synonymous with holy would be righteous. We can try to be holy by our own righteousness,which the Word says is filthy rags. This would be self righteousness, or righteousness according to me. I tell my youth that righteousness means ‘right living.’ Self righteousness would be ‘right living according to me.” But we have to live righteous according what His word says. It tells that those who hunger and thirst for righteousness shall be filled. It’s amazing how many so called Apostolic’s will be so self righteous towards someone hungering and thirsting after righteousness. But that isn’t the point of this.
If you want to look, act, talk, mingle, and live exactly like the world, that is your prerogative. But when you come to someone that is hungering and thirsting after righteousness and you call them a Pharisee or a legalistic person, you are just as bad as the accusation you just hurled. Just because some lives for God “harder” “more conservatively” or “stricter,” be careful not to judge a person because of your preconceived ideas, or more rightly so, the conviction of God. I would be more worried about someone slipping than i would someone hungering and thirsting after the things of God, after right living, and righteousness.
We are commanded through out scripture to be ye holy 3 times. It commands us multiple times to be separated, and the idea of being a group consecrated to God is a continuous scriptural theme. God never wanted to clean and unclean together. We are commanded to not be of the world, even though we have to be in the world. The biblical idea of separation from the world isn’t hard to find. We are separated unto God inwardly and outwardly, but the outwardly is visually for the world. It shows our modesty, our shamefacedness, our humility and safeguards our own integrity against would be fallen sinful man. I understand that most Christians have a problem with putting any rule on anything in the physical, I don’t understand where they get that from. I do believe it is a out of a fear of living under “Old Testament law.” As if there is only one Old Testament set of laws. The real problem with these people is that they try to apply the Old Testament TO the New Testament. Meaning they learn the New Testament, and anything mentioned in the Old Testament must measure up to the New. That is erroneous. Our foundation is and always will be the law and the prophets. That is what “scripture” is when mentioned in the New Testament. We have a foundation of Deuteronomy 6:4. That doesn’t change. It is set in stone, so to speak, that there was only One God of the Old Testament, and that will never change through out eternity. So when Jesus comes along in the New Testament, suddenly there are thousands of years of prophets, men and women of God, through all of the Old Testament that were lied to by GOD? Because the Old Testament says there is only One God. That same God proclaimed that HE alone is the savior and NO ONE is beside Him. But yet these people that say that in Genesis that God said “let US make man in OUR image” means that even from the beginning God and Jesus were teaming up and running things. So if God and Jesus (which by the way, it is killing me to even type that) made heave and earth and Jesus sits at the right hand of God physically, then what did God mean when he said he is God alone, and beside him is no savior? That did God mean when he said Hear O Israel, the Lord our God is One Lord?
YOU HAVE TO APPLY THE NEW TESTAMENT TO THE OLD. Not vice versa. You need a foundation in Old Testament scripture to even understand what happened at Calvary. You need to know why there even was a savior born to a virgin. All of that is from the Old Testament. The need for a spotless sacrifice and Jesus Christ being the sacrificial lamb is completely weird and random if you don’t understand the LAW that you so claim we are trying to be saved by. I mean, it just gets comical.
I told someone the other day, you won’t find a Jew or Rabbi on this planet that would tell you that anything in the Old Testament even insinuated plurality in persons of the Godhead. And he said, “I don’t care what a Rabbi has to say, they aren’t even saved.”
That’s all I needed to know that this was a person that has only cherry picked New Testament scriptures, that without an understanding of who God is via the Old Testament (which He is that same God, sorry to break it to you) make no sense to someone. I can understand when a Christian, wrongly guided in the Bible, can see a scripture that says both the words God and Jesus, or Father and Son, or God the Father of Jesus Christ” can be confusing without the knowledge of the Old Testament. But getting them to see that is almost impossible and I have to just leave it alone.
Anyway, I am rambling. I feel like I made my point in there somewhere.
Btw, this is why I don’t wear a WWJD bracelet or any other jewelry for that matter. The manner of conversation, the manner of separation from the word, is what we adorn ourselves in, not worldly trinkets and superstition.