A friend, Edward, came into the chapel last night to talk. He said he has been working in an old building. A man in the building said, “You better wear a mask. You’re gonna get something here.” The man kept talking about the danger of breathing in the building. Edward immediately received the spirit of fear through the man. Edward started coughing, and within a couple hours, he had a burning pain in his chest. He said it was like fire. He coughed uncontrollably, eyes tearing.
As Edward talked to me, he kept coughing and holding his chest. I said, “We need to break this off in prayer immediately.” It is important to break agreement with the devil. The Bible tells us that the thief (the devil) comes to kill, steal and destroy. But Jesus comes to give LIFE and life to the FULL. Jesus is our healer. By His stripes, we are healed.
We can receive a spirit (fear, sickness, bitterness, guilt, anger, depression…) by letting it in. We open the door and welcome it to torment us. As Christians we need to learn the tricks of the enemy. The devil roams around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. But the good news is we have authority in Jesus’ name!! We don’t have to receive and welcome in these spirits.
I put my hand on Edward’s chest and I prayed for Edward. He is a man of faith, and we came into agreement that this sickness is not allowed in his body, in Jesus’ name! We commanded it to go. IMMEDIATELY all the pain, fire, and coughing stopped!!!!
People open doors to the devil all the time. Some examples of open doors are: playing with ouiji boards (opens people up to demons. Read this article: https://laurieastasi.wordpress.com/2013/05/09/ouija-board-nightmare/ ), watching dirty movies (opens to a spirit of perversion), even allowing people to speak something over you and agreeing with them is an open door. When we come into agreement, it is like saying ‘yes’ to demons. Some people have symptoms of some illness, and come into agreement with it. They even proclaim, “I think I am getting a cold.” They are welcoming those spirits. Life and death are in the power of the tongue. Be careful what you say.
The church has been sleeping. They have forgotten that the spiritual realm is real. Angels are real, so are demons. Jesus trained his disciples, and 70 others to go and cast out demons. Then He told them to go and make disciples and teach them the same things. Jesus told us to preach the gospel, heal the sick, raise the dead, and cast out demons. If you are a Christian, this is part of your job description. Too many churches want to exclude parts of the Bible; they take pieces and delete them. They are sinning. Don’t mess with God’s word. God still deals with demons today, and heals the sick, and gives tongues. It’s in the Bible.
Have faith in Jesus. He said, “I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.” Luke 10:19. Snakes and scorpions are symbolic of the demonic realm. We have authority, and we need to use it! Our faith must rest in Jesus. Many people put their faith in doctors and medicine. It is true they can be used by God, but our greatest faith should be in HIM. We should pray before we ever go to a doctor, or even take an aspirin. Put your faith in God. He is our Healer!