Don’t Allow Access To The Devil

1 You foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified? 2 This is the only thing I want to find out from you: did you receive the Spirit by works of the Law, or by hearing with faith?

-Galatians 3:1-2, NASB

The church in Galatia was being “bewitched” into believing that they had to go back to the Law to be right in God’s eyes, forsaking the righteousness of Jesus Christ (Galatians 5:1-4).

The word “bewitched” means that someone has cast an evil spell on a person or given an evil eye. These practices are occultic in nature. It seems that witchcraft can be done for deceiving weak believers if we are not careful. The moment a believer opens up a door to the enemy, he will give the demon access to his life. The reason that happens is because when we are doing things we shouldn’t, God will step back for our disobedience and take away our protection for a short time.

After the believer has realized what he has done, he repents. The Lord then helps him to get back up to walk in His ways.

How to you open up the door to demonic spirits?

Anything occultic that you bring into your home—there is a demon attached to that item. Let’s say you went to Walmart and bought a Ouija Board, open it up and started to play with it. You just gave permission to a demon to take claim of your house and you. Now a big spiritual fight ensues for the destruction of your faith in Jesus Christ. All of a sudden, it becomes hard to pray, read Scripture, and do anything for the Lord. You see yourself always in a bad mood for no particular reason. What the demon is doing is choking your faith and causing it to die slowly by keeping you from feeding it through God’s Word and prayer.

The longer you keep those things in your house, the harder it is to come back to the Lord. The first thing you must do is repent, telling the Lord that what you did was wrong and you are asking for His forgiveness. The second thing you must do is throw the occult items into the trash and the third thing to do, after you got rid of those items is to pray and get into the Word (Isaiah 1:16). After you have done all those things, your faith will strengthen so that you’ll get the upper hand on the demon and will have the necessary faith to cast it out of your house in the name of Jesus.

The Birth Of The Messiah

20 But when he had thought this over, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife; for the Child who has been conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. 21 She will give birth to a Son; and you shall name Him Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.”

-Matthew 1:20-21, NASB

God the Father sent His Son as a gift to the world (John 3:16) to save all of us from our sins. This Christmas, we must think about “Have I received God’s wonderful gift?” If not, you cannot make it to heaven when you die. Jesus paid in full our debt of sin on the cross, but the only way to receive God’s forgiveness is if we believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and in the completed work of the cross (His death and resurrection) and a willingness to commit our lives to Him. One day, and that day is fast approaching, Jesus is coming back for His church (believers) to take us to be where He is at forever. According to God’s Word, you do not want to be left behind (Matthew 24:21-22) because the Antichrist is coming (Revelation 13:7-10).

If you are a believer in Jesus Christ, give Him thanks for coming into the world to save you and all those who have put their trust in Him. Without Jesus, there is no hope. He is what keeps me going. My hope is for the rapture to take place in my lifetime, which it seems it might really happen with the direction that the world is taking. It is in line with Matthew 24. Come Lord Jesus!

Merry Christmas!

Psalm 91:5-7: Spiritual Warfare

Part 2 Of Psalm 91

Not To Fear The Enemy’s Attacks

You will not be afraid of the terror by night, Or of the arrow that flies by day; -Psalm 91:5

The enemies’ strategic attack at night is for the purpose of becoming less noticeable to believers to catch them off guard. The demons shoot their arrows from a distance, hoping that we won’t be watching to do the most damage to our faith. It will disable our progress in the Lord if we get hit. Since the arrows come from above, it doesn’t matter if it’s in the daytime because many will not be looking up. If we are walking in obedience to God’s Word, these attacks will have no effect on us.

The Enemies weapons: Plagues & Arrows of destruction

Of the plague that stalks in darkness, Or of the destruction that devastates at noon. -Psalm 91:6

A plague is a virus that compromises the body to destroy the person from within. Satan will attack you through someone you know to introduce destructive heresy in a subtle way. You must always be in the alert by knowing God’s Word very well. If the plague does not work during the night (in a stealth mode) then, openly, he will bombard you for complete destruction. The Shield of Faith is what will protect the Christian from annihilation.

Many Might Fall But He Will Keep You Safe

A thousand may fall at your side And ten thousand at your right hand, But it shall not approach you. -Psalm 91:7

Even though many professing Christians are falling away from their faith, be assured that our faith in Jesus Christ— for those who are genuine believers— will not be snatched from us so that we may lose our hope, and worse, our salvation. Jesus promised that He will keep us from abandoning Him in John 10:28

John 10:28 “and I give them eternal life, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand.”

All Scripture quotations are from the NASB 2020