Written by Pastor Pam Sheppard
The Bible tells us that there would come a time when the entire world would be under the sway of the evil one.
That time is NOW!
So before I waste my time confronting demons on a captive’s behalf, I have to find out “what is the captive doing and believing that has opened the door to the influence of demonic spirits?” If the captive lacks knowledge of how his own problem began and how he is continuing to hinder himself, how can the source of his problem be recognized? My goal with pre-deliverance mentoring is to close the doorways the captive has opened and KEEP THEM CLOSED!!!!
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 “too the gods” by their parents, the occult/witchcraft demons stand on their covenant rights. The religious demon stands on “well, I was asked to come into his heart, so I have a contract as well.” 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.
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.
Stay committed to truth, and the victory shall be YOURS.
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