God inspired me (and I believe answered me) this morning about a question I”ve been asking him about for years. I have asked since I was a young christian, “why it is” that when I bind every devil possible and why when I choose to ONLY believe my battle is not against flesh and blood (book ofEphesians), why is it, that in some cases, I see results from my “binding the devil” while in other cases, I can pray fervently for someone for years, and see no results?
In a flash this morning, It came to be by the Holy Spirit (and revelation) as if years of seeds God has planted in me, suddenlymanifested in my heart, and the reality about foundations, all came together for me. Let me explain.
I was talking with a person and told them, that everything is ‘not the devil.” She didn’t believe me ……
She is a spirit-filled born again Christian. She has asked God to fill her with his Spirit, and she loves God with all of her heart, but she is locked into the idea that “Our Battle is not against Flesh and blood) (Ephesians 6) hence “everything is the devil,” and “everything requires spiritual warfare.” but, that is “NOT TRUE!”
The Fact is, some people just “want to be the way they are” and are making choices to be critical, envious, have selfish-ambition, (or even having wrath or anger) baffles this person!
Here I am, desiring and wanting so much to make her free from this frustration, which it is obvious to me, that it’s coming from a place of having been deceived.
How did this even happen? Especially when a person has asked to be Spirit Filled? THE TRUTH IS God can only fill you as much as you have emptied out “THE JUNK” to make room for his Spirit.
You can’t just walk up to a bible believing, spirit-filled Christian and say ‘Hey, I think you’ve been deceived a bit here“, can you?
No, probably not, because they have a zeal to cherish and “Hold on” to what they beleive they were taught by God, which likely came through some spirit filled teacher they have embraced, and most likely, at a very young age in their walk.
So this is the revelation:
The first layer of your foundation is when you get born again, and Jesus (himself) saves you. No man can take credit for that, and you know it! Deep down, you know God saved you, so you are pretty sure he is real,and then the hunger and thirst for righteousness (and more of him), comes and you say okay Jesus, I want to follow you! Since there is no other way to follow him now, other than by the Spirit, we are susceptible to almost anyone who says they are “spirit-led.” So we need to ASK FOR DISERCERNMENT.
Somewhere in the mix of our early belief system, and I am speaking for myself here, we’ve had a leader, or someone who we admired, who gave us this Mixed bag of real (true) teachings and false teachings, some of which is because THEY walked in presumption.
Someone took Ephesians 6 and said, “see, it’s all the devil” but the truth is, it said YOUR BATTLE is not against flesh and blood, it did not say you are not dealing with just flesh and blood! See the difference here?
Many of the things i had to repent for, were things I learned from supposedly qualifed leaders.
If I had not layed it all down and said “Father I mean it, I want the truth!!” And my #1 thing is “don’t allow me to be deceived” which is because I saw that i was deceieved, even though i had good intentions! Rather than being hurt and mad about it (although i wasfor awhile) i decided to buckle down and seek him for the truth in my relationship with him ON EVERY FRONT and surrendered EVERY TEACHING I’d ever learned, thought, meditated on, or “received” because i did not wish to be one who falls away in the last days……….
Now I see that foundations (the layers of teaching) layed by some who were not all the way right, COULD HAVE caused me to fall away from God! How so?
Satan has a way of flooding us with stuff until we literally waiver, “start to fall” or perhaps just get a big crack in the wall of our spiritual house. This is how we know we need to check out the foundationof what we’ve been believing for all these years! Nobody WANTS to do this but honestly? It needs to be done.
If you find yourself shaken, feeling a big cracked, start to deal with foundational issues TODAY before it’s too late. In the natural, a house can literally fall because of foundational issues. And this is why Jesus said:
Matthew 7:27“and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.” (of that house).