3 years ago last week, I felt like Neo in the Matrix, waking up in the real world which was horrific compared to what he had thought was the real one. When I had my big wake up call I felt very much like I believe he did and what was shown me changed most of my beliefs! I thought I had known the truth, I was certain of it, but after dealing with a near possession for almost 4 months and spending a lot of money trying to figure out what was happening to me, I finally was shown in a way I had no doubts about that the Bible is True! It set me free from New Age and pagan worship and healing methods I had gotten involved in that connected me to demons not the real GOD who I was seeking!
When I was shown that the Words of Scripture really do work, I could not argue with it and I gave up what I realized were lies and deceptions that took the place of the Truth. Nothing else I had tried worked! If Scripture has not worked for you that means there is a problem with either misunderstanding it or not applying the Word correctly or even unbelief or something hidden that is separating you from the promises and blessings. Don’t give up! Keep pursuing the Truth in Scripture and pray for eyes, ears, heart, mind, all your being [which is actually what your soul is – all your being], open to receiving the Truth because it says many have themselves shut to the Truth because they really do not want it. Be patient for the right timing. You might not be ready to receive the Word yet! Below is a link to a well done study from another site which includes verses that touch on hearing and seeing the Truth.
I came to find that the True ELOHIM [Hebrew word for GOD and who I believe is FATHER/SON/SPIRIT] does exist and is real and alive, not just a name in a book! I thank HIM and praise HIM and bless HIS NAME for all HE did for me and is still doing for me and will be doing for me, because I was on the path of destruction which would have meant death and darkness forever instead of life and light forever! Hallelu YAH!!!
This journey will take my whole life, but am now on YAHOSHUA’S [YAHSHUA, JOSHUA, YAH’S SALVATION who is also called JESUS] Narrow and Straight Way to the Narrow Door/Gate to find every bit of the Truth, and nothing but the Truth because I love the Truth that much! These last 3 years have been a crash course of many trials, tears, and working on getting out of curses from generational sins and my own disobedience and into blessings from confessing, repenting, and obeying [see D’varim – Deuteronomy 27 and 28]. Step by step I get a little closer, and am learning to turn to and depend on my Strength and my Shield more and more! Some of the roots of ELOHIM’S enemy and the world can run deep so patience may not be easy but it is important! I recently received a confirmation from ELOHIM that HE is doing what I had asked HIM to, “whatever it takes”, for me to be in HIS SON’S Arms and not HIS enemies’ forever and ever, AMEN!!!
Happy Anniversary my ELOHIM!!!
Below is an eye opening testimony of the power of ELOHIM versus the power of HIS enemy. The darkness and deception that people are immersed in is deep and many do not realize they are not walking with the LIGHT or with the TRUTH. The link below is to the whole article this excerpt is from.
“You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over.”
I was a full time mom in those days, but Andy wanted me to maintain my RN license. That meant taking some continuing education courses, and soon after I became a Christian, I picked a class on “holistic health.” I knew nothing about it, but it sounded interesting. I attended a workshop on “Polarity,” and neither its Yin Yang symbol nor the promise that the special massage would “balance the male and female energies” of my body alerted me to its occult source. Since the facilitator assured us that she could fix any kind of back problem (I had a crooked and painful back because of polio), I signed up for a private session.
A few weeks later I drove to her clinic and was ushered to a massage table. Andy and I had prayed together that morning — and my Shepherd had already trained me to put on His armor each day — yet I felt uneasy and a bit nervous, especially after noticing a mystical drawing on her wall. “What’s that?” I asked the therapist when she came into the room.
“It’s my spirit guide,” she answered.
Her spirit guide? A demonic personality in Satan’s occult armies? I almost hopped off the table. Praying for wisdom, I asked, “Where does your power come from?”
“It’s from the universal force,” she began. “It goes through my spirit guide into me, then through my hands into you.”
I wanted to run out, but I sensed He wanted me to stay. After a quick and fervent prayer for God’s guidance, there came a comforting assurance that He would guard me. The hymn, “How Great Thou Art,” flowed through my mind. [this is Gail for a moment. This statement troubles me. I have not spoken to this person yet but hope to coming up. Please read this study for more information: http://glclifestyling.com/2012/07/18/deceptions-of-the-enemy-lying-wonders-hearing-voices-and-false-healing/ I have found that included in each persons’ beliefs, we all contain truth and lies which we believe are truth. We can be led by GOD one moment and HIS enemy in the next, even the best of us.] Silently, I praised God, put on His armor again (Eph 6:10-18), and waited.
As soon as the facilitator-therapist touched my back, she began to cough. Soon she was coughing so hard that she could hardly breathe. So she squatted on the floor next to me. When her coughing slowed, I turned my head and asked, “What are you doing down there?”
“Re-aligning my energies,” she finally answered. She stood up to try again, but the moment she touched me, the coughing resumed. Angry, she stepped back, waited to catch her breath, then announced, “I can’t help you. MY POWER WON’T GO INTO YOU! You might as well go home.”
Delighted, I tried to explain why. But she didn’t want to hear about the difference between my God and her cosmic force. “Just leave,” she warned. I did, and all the way home I praised my Shepherd who had shown me that “He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.” (1 John 4:4)
That wonderful victory left me with a solemn awareness of the power of the evil one. Several years later, when I was writing my second book, Your Child and the New Age, I stood in a local coffee shop/bookstore glancing through some of the magazine for news items. Above the international news was a shelf with New Age and Wicca magazines. As I glanced at them, I sensed my Shepherd telling me to take one down and buy it. I recoiled, not wanting to touch anything that might be linked to the occult. His insistent prompting caused me to rush outside, put on the armor and wait again. I couldn’t believe He really wanted me to buy that magazine. But once again He nudged me. I went inside, bought the magazine without opening it, then hid it in the garage after praying that God would cleanse it from any spiritual entanglements. I didn’t even know what that might be.
Several months later, a friend called. Her daughter’s sixth grade teacher was using a book called The Dark is Rising as the mandatory “reader,” and my friend thought it looked spooky. Did I know anything about it.
I didn’t, but I told her I would pray for insight. I hung up the phone, knelt, and asked my Shepherd to guide me. He prompted me to go to the garage, find the hidden magazine on witchcraft. I did, then opened it up to the center pages. It featured a report on a 5-book series of books titled The Dark is Rising. Stunned, I read about its effectiveness (from a pagan perspective) in introducing witchcraft to children.
My Shepherd had prepared not only an answer to my friend, but also a much-needed lesson for the years ahead. While equipping me to write the next two books, Under the Spell of Mother Earth and A Twist of Faith, He would send me into one occult or pagan circumstance after another. But I would never fear the enemy for I knew that He would be my strength, shield, and sufficiency wherever He would lead me. As long as I followed Him, He would provide all my needs!
Matthew 7 King James Version (KJV)
Judge not, that ye be not judged.
2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?
5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.
6 Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.
7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
9 Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?
10 Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?
11 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?
12 Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.
13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in there at:
14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.
26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:
27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
28 And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine:
29 For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.