In my last note, I ask the question of why is there an increase of demonic activity in the church.
The book the ‘New Idolatry,’, Pam Sheppard presents a detailed explanation as to why there are demons in the church, from a historical perspective. It is a must read for all discerning Christians. You can get the book by clicking the following links: www.lulu.com/content/8761420 for the softcover and www.lulu.com/content/11927464 for the e-book.
I realize that even though I went into it briefly, I didn’t answer the question!
We talked about how the churches today has given free course and access in the spirit realm to the spirit of Baal, and how the Spirit of God is NOT in the churches today.
Just in case you missed that, let me repeat: THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD HAS LEFT THE BUILDING(S)!!!!!
How can I say that?
Well, a study of church history alone will reveal that, but my most compelling reason for saying that ICHABOD has been written across the doors of most churches and ministries is evident right in the Word of God!
But I can also say that because DELIVERANCE is NOT being done and taught in the church today! We have an increase of people who vehemently deny the existence of demons in the lives of so-called believers, therefore ruling out the need for deliverance.
I have never lived in a day where deliverance is so spoken AGAINST. This is sad because the Word CLEARLY states that those who believe and are baptized WILL CAST OUT DEVILS (Mark 16:16-18)!
In Matthew 12 (read and study it for yourself), the scriptures go into how Jesus and the disciples were rebuked by the Pharisees (the religious folks) because they were getting something to eat and Jesus was healing folk…on the sabbath day. So Jesus tells them HE is GREATER than the sabbath, yet they do not discern who HE is, so it means nothing to them. The Pharisees then went on to accuse him of doing deliverance (casting out devils) by the spirit of Beelzebub (or the devil).
We hear folks talk all the time about blasphemy against the Holy Ghost. And traditionally speaking, we in the pentecostal and charismatic movements have been taught that blasphemy against the Holy Ghost is speaking against speaking in tongues. But I want you to take a look at that scripture…in its PROPER context.
For years, we have been taught that scripture (Matt. 12:31-32) out of its proper context. We all assumed that meant ‘you better not say there is no such thing as speaking in tongues…’ That is NOT blasphemy against the Holy Ghost.
Read through the WHOLE chapter, and you will see that Jesus speaks MORE on the CASTING OUT OF DEVILS, which we term as ‘deliverance,’ throughout the chapter.
It is when the blind and deaf man is brought to Jesus that He speaks of the Kingdom of God. He explains how the devil wouldn’t cast out himself; it would tear down his kingdom. Jesus speaks FIRST of binding the strongman of a house (one of our favorite scriptures we use to teach on deliverance), then being able to take the goods of the house. It is also here where Jesus rebukes the Pharisees for asking for a sign. He calls them ‘generation of vipers,’ and ‘a wicked generation’ because they seek after a sign.
It is in this chapter where Jesus also speaks of the instance when an evil spirit is cast out of a man. The spirit is not at rest because it cannot find a home…
When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none.
Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished.
Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.
I go into all this for a reason. When DELIVERANCE is spoken against and not taught-or improperly taught-then it is incomplete. There is more to deliverance than JUST casting out devils. After the devils are cast out, that vessel it was cast out of MUST BE FILLED with THE HOLY GHOST. Or else that evil spirit WILL come back!
The same principle in deliverance applies to a HOUSE as well. Let’s say a church goes through deliverance. The pastor on down to the baby in the pew gets delivered. BUT after the deliverance, the PRESENCE OF GOD, the HOLY GHOST has NOT been allowed to enter…not into the individual, and not into the building.
It is only a matter of time before those same evil spirits that were cast out WILL re-enter. They will re-enter that individual…and they will re-enter -AND EVENTUALLY INFEST-the WHOLE sanctuary!
THIS IS WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO THE LOCAL CHURCHES!!!!
Those who have been in communing with the Holy Ghost has been hearing the same message: THAT THE HOLY GHOST HAS LEFT THE INSTITUTIONALIZED CHURCH! Many people are hearing this same message; it is not the voices of two or three crazed, embittered folks who left church because they were angry because someone took their seat…NO!
More and more people are hearing the call of God…to COME OUT of the CHURCH…because HE is no longer there.
ICHABOD has been written across many a church front door…and the scary part is that millions don’t even know it!
So if the HOLY GHOST is NOT in the church, then what spirit is?
THE SPIRIT OF BAAL!
THE HOLY GHOST IS NOT IN THE CHURCHES BECAUSE BAAL HAS TAKEN OVER THE CHURCHES! Therefore, Baal and all his demons are now running the churches.
As we all know, God will NOT dwell in an unclean temple…not our fleshly temples, these mortal bodies we live in-neither in these temples made with hands.
So, consequently…the churches are now overrun with demons, demons given access by way of the welcoming of the Spirit of Baal.
Baal gets an invitation to these houses when we are disobedient to the things of God.
THAT’S why there are so many demons in the church today…
Many a true prophet has turned into a false (Baal) prophet due to disobedience…
In my book, ‘The Makings of a False Prophet,’ I help ministers and ministers-to-be discern which spirit is operating and driving them to and in ministry.