Written by Pastor Pam Sheppard pastorps911
When Jesus said “Get thee behind me Satan, He was not talking to Peter. he was talking to a religious spirit that spoke to Him through the mouth of Peter. Peter was not yet born again but he was certainly one of the elect. so I say to you if the enemy can speak words through Peter of all people, he can also speak through us to both others and to ourselves. Paul explained it to the Ephesians when he warned that the battle is not between us and other human beings. It is between us and the principalities and powers that others have yielded to by walking in the flesh and unknowingly made invitations to demons in the process.
so check this out from Jessie Penn-Lewis in her amazing book, /War On The Saints, written over a century ago::
In the unregenerate man the will is enslaved to Satan, but in the man who has been regenerated, and delivered from the power of sin, the will is liberated to choose the things of God. In one who has thus been brought into fellowship with God, Satan can only gain ground by stratagem, or, in Bible terms, by “wiles”; for he knows he will never get from a believer deliberate consent to the entry, and control of evil spirits. The Deceiver can only hope to obtain that consent by guile: i.e., by feigning to be God Himself, or a messenger from Him. He knows, too, that such a believer is determined to obey God at all costs, and covets the knowledge of God above all else on earth. There is, therefore, no other way to deceive this one, but by counterfeiting God Himself, His presence and His workings; and under pretense of being God, to obtain the co-operation of the man’s will in accepting further deceptions; so as eventually to lead to “possession” of some part of the believer’s mind or body, and thus injure or hinder his usefulness to God, as well as that of others who will be affected by him.
As an example, parents don’t set out to hurt us. Yet if Satan has access to them, they will say things, think things and do things that hurt and even damage their offspring for years to come. In such instances, the enemy was working through them against their children. They did not know it but when they die, they will suffer immensely. Not necessarily in hell, but when they give an account before the throne of God.
Understanding Demonic Torment
“Why do demons torment? It would seem that they would prefer to be quiet so that they can remain inside their host unnoticed. Yet all of a sudden they break loose in a wild tirade, letting everyone know their location. Certainly demons like to mock their prey but most of them are quite wise. So I believe there are other answers
I suggest to you that they often torment because God insists that they do!!!
Some people accept torment as “suffering for the Lord”, yet they ain’t even saved. The truth is that I would know nothing of demonic torment if it were not for hundreds of captives with false conversions who have sought me to cast out tormenting demons.
From the positive side, torment has a meaning. Torment is a sign to the victim that he or she is not saved. Why? Because those whom God has saved have been given peace, and not a spirit of fear or torment. Nevertheless, torment also is allowed by God because He wants the tormented one to realize that something is wrong. And since He allows the enemy to do this to a person who has had a false conversion, it is all a sign that God truly intends to save him or her.
Sometimes a victim is tormented because the gods of their non-Christian religion, are outraged that their victim decided to go to church and “accept Jesus.” Often “offered to the gods” by their parents, the occult/witchcraft demons stand on their covenant rights, ie. “His parents gave him to US!” On the other hand, The religious demon stands on “well, I was asked to come into his heart, so I have a contract as well. He gave himself to us and invited us in, by his own free will.”” The victim is viewed by occult demons as a traitor for joining up with a religious demon and the IC. . The fight over the victim between the occult/witchcraft spirit and the religious demon has its battleground in the soul and body of the victim, experienced as torment. Africans, Asians and Indians who convert to Christianity yet they had a false conversion are likely to be tormented.
Look at it like this. The enemy may know that even though you are not saved NOW, that you shall BE a devout, strong believer once born again. Consequently the religious demon assigned may be targeting you with strong torment while he still has a chance.
Some have been deceived into believing that they are tormented because they have a special calling from God and so demons are trying to destroy them. Such a belief is something religious demons concocted to cause their victims to believe that they are glorifying God in their suffering.. They also do it to lift up their victims in pride because they know that God resists the proud.
Then again, they often torment because they can. Repenting and crying out only seems to help because they want it to. They will temporarily turn down the torment when you do religious acts. prayers of this nature only go to the Fake Jesus, and the demons to keep up the charade so that you will continue to pray to the Fake Jesus. Praying to Jesus Sananda Immanuel will ensure that you will never be delivered. .
Look at it this way.
If you do religious things like speaking in tongues, praying or reading, or any other swag you may display, the torment might stop or ease up a bit. Just know that it is temporary for the torment shall return. If you are deceived and you persevere to know truth, Jesus said that the truth shall MAKE you free. You may not need spirits cast from you, for some will leave on their own accord. However, if you do, the more truth you have received, the less spiritual strength the demons will have in battle.
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