Who are demons and where did they originate?
How do demons enter a person?
++Open doors to demons.
Can a Christian be possessed?
Ministry of deliverance
Spirit of fear and bondage
Spirit of divination
Divination is the occult practice of attempting to for-tell future events or discover forbidden knowledge by supernatural powers.
The counterfeit for the spiritual gift of knowledge and prophecy is the spirit of divination.
Divination evokes God’s anger and judgement.
16 And they abandoned all the commandments of the LORD their God, and made for themselves metal images of two calves; and they made an Asherah and worshiped all the host of heaven and served Baal.
17 And they burned their sons and their daughters as offerings and used divination and omens and sold themselves to do evil in the sight of the LORD, provoking him to anger. 18 Therefore the LORD was very angry with Israel and removed them out of his sight. None was left but the tribe of Judah only.
II Kings 17:16-18
9 You shall not bow down to them or serve them; for I thig LORD your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me
-The Spirit of Python
16 As we were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a slave girl who had a spirit of divination and brought her owners much gain by fortune-telling. 17 She followed Paul and us, crying out, “These men are servants of the Most High God, who proclaim to you the way of salvation.”
18 And this she kept doing for many days. Paul, having become greatly annoyed, turned and said to the spirit, “I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her.” And it came out that very hour
What does the spirit of divination feed on?
++Remember, what we landed on about what Satan feeds on….
++Fear and flesh.
The spirit of divination feeds on knowledge and power.
++”Well, I don’t do horoscopes or astrology or fortune telling”
24 For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect.
21 For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools, 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.
Church’s compromise- Lukewarm- Another Jesus gospel.
Tree of knowledge
1 Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God actually say, You shall not eat of any tree in the garden’?” 2 And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden, 3 but God said, ‘You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.'”
4 But the serpent said t the woman, “You will not surely die. 5 For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” 6 So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes,
and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate, and she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate. Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked. And they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loincloths.
* The tree of knowledge symbolizes the idea of unlimited knowledge is a power reserved for God alone.
* If Satan, the Python, can get you to look, he will get you to listen.
* Satan seeks to bring destruction to your family.
What is the world’s “tree of knowledge”?
++65.5% world population has cell phones
50% world population has smart phones
87 % of U.S. citizens have access to a computer in their homes.
++Why the story of man’s fall- a snake and a battle over a tree?
25 You are the sons of the prophets and of the covenant that God made with your fathers, saying to Abraham, ‘And in your offspring shall all the families of the earth be blessed.’
1 Now the LORD said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. 2 And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”Genesis 12:1-3
2 And Joshua said t all the people, “Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, ‘Long ago, your fathers lived beyone the Euphrates, Terah, the father of Abraham and of Nahor; and they served other gods.
7 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says t the churches. To the one who conquers I will grant to eat of the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.’
1 And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.
1 Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb. 2 through the middle of the street of the city; also, on either side of the river, the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month. The leaves of the tree were for healing of the nations.