Monday, January 8, 2024

How We Are Being Possessed By Evil

Works Of The Flesh

“Now, the effects of the corrupt nature are obvious: illicit sex, perversion, promiscuity, idolatry, drug use, hatred, rivalry, jealousy, angry outbursts, selfish ambition, conflict, factions, envy, drunkenness, wild partying, and similar things. I've told you in the past and I'm telling you again that people who do these kinds of things will not inherit the kingdom of God” (Galatians 5:19-21).

Brethren, we pray that this article will help many Christians who are simply struggling with sin and overcome it. We further pray that we be found worthy when the Lord appears soon! The Lord recently reveal something to us regarding the dangers of works of the flesh as listed above including lying, gossiping and murdering (Revelations 21:8; 1 Corinthians 6:9-10). Brethren please therefore bear with us while we will briefly share what the Lord revealed; remember the aim is to prepare you and to gain over souls for God’s imminent harvest. Therefore in this article, we only seek to create awareness for us to discern in order to be empowered to resist and pursue purity (2 Timothy 2:22).

It is true that many of us are being overcame or possessed by some of the vices in the aforementioned scriptures and we need not be alarmed because it is true (Romans 3:10; John 8:7). Now what the Lord revealed to us is that if we allow any of these vices to control us so as to yield to its evil intend we disregard His warnings and we are guilty of sin before Him (Romans 6:12).

If we however resist the force of these ill-feelings when it manifest in us and not obey its passions to act accordingly we would not have given it room to grow and ultimately possesses us (Hebrews 12:15). Scripturally, we know that sin is rude less and if it attaches itself to our soul it wants to control our will like a strong man in us (Matthew 12:29). If we thus descend to this level we enter into the space of willful sinning (Hebrews 10:26) and if so would then mean that we are soundly possessed by the power of sin (Romans 6:14). A few years ago, the Lord rebuked a brother saying that if a lying spirit or any other sin has possessed a person he or she is operating under the power and control of the devil (1 John 3:8-10).

Subtle Possession Of Sin To Control

This then is noticeable when the craving for sin (or the particular evil that is controlling us) is overwhelmingly uncontrollable. I'm certain many of us have seen this in drug, porn, alcohol, social media and cell phone addicts and however ‘innocent’ or mild no addict is better than the other in the side of God the issue is you are hooked and possessed ma’am or sir! This is very serious brethren and we have shared with you how the Lord gave us serious messages to warn us against the possessive power of sin. Sadly many people who were once faithful children of God and members of this ministry failed to obey the Lord and they fell into sin and we know Satan creates a trap to lock us in and that is what happens to many of us.

How To Escape From That?

A mere confession or guilt feelings of remorse is not enough, we need a Godly sorrow (2 Corinthians 7:10), a true repentance and a heart-committed turn from sin against the will of sinful craving. It is like giving up sin to receive the Lord’s forgiveness being in the sinful body (Romans 7:24) nobody said it is easy we all struggle against sin daily and some of us allow it no room to take control. I’m being reminded, a person addicted to smoking would say it is extremely hard to give it up, but which is the better choice, eternal life or the appetizing craving of sin? (James 1:12).

Now, would you rather ‘reward’ yourself with the pleasures of sin now and to face God’s wrath against it in the hereafter? Rather subdue (crucify, or buffet) your body to receive later (or hereafter) from the Lord Jesus Christ the crown of life.

Furthermore, we cannot overemphasize this! If you want to break the power of sin and addictions, refrain from it, go on a few day fasting and prayer therein is real deliverance (Matthew 17:21). Depending on the severity of the sinful effects, perhaps take some prayer and fasting turns based on your faith, strength and seriousness to be delivered maybe take two or three days of fasting and prayer per stronghold. I’d like to add dear brethren, this works I and many other children of God had applied this and the Lord Jesus Christ did give us mercy and deliverance.

In conclusion, don’t become a follower of Christ by mere desire to become a better Christian is one in the power of faith. When the ungodly feelings of selfishness, anger, jealousy, hatred or any of the vices mentioned above strikes resist, rebuke and don’t obey it so that we give no effect to its passions and so avoiding it taking roots to posses and control us (Genesis 4:7).

Again, we extend an invitation to those who are not saved yet to make right with God and receive Jesus as your Lord and Savior, please start by praying this Prayer of Sincere Repentance. For any questions or comments on this article or our ministry, please contact us.

Blessed Grace

Brother Glenn