Mark 16:17a, These miraculous signs will accompany those who believe: They will cast out demons in my name….
We have solidified that the only two powers to draw from are God and Satan (please go back to last week’s posts for more info). We have showed that spirituality does not mean it is a God thing. We uncovered spiritual activity (Wicca, psychics, Reiki, tarot cards, mediums…) and that they obtain their information from Satan, not the only true God.
Now that we can understand how to look at spiritual activity and discern whether it is from God or Satan, we can get into the difference between a possessed person, and an oppressed person.
SATAN IS A COUNTERFEITER!
The first thing we think about when the word possession is said is a head spinning around backwards, foam coming out of the mouth, a little girl talking in a man’s demonic voice….ahhhhhhh!!
Satan did not think up possession, he is not a creator, he is not creative, he is a thief, a counterfeiter of God’s GREATNESS!
God the Father is the one who created POSSESSION.
Before we know the Lord our spirit man is dead (Eph 2:1, Once you were dead because of your disobedience and your many sins.) You and I were not dead physically, but spiritually dead. When we do not know the Lord as our Savior, then we are dead inside, our spirit is dead in sin.
When you and I give our hearts to the Lord (Romans 10:9-10) everything changes. This is when possession comes in, literally!!
1 Cor. 6:19, Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself.
Col. 1:27b, And this is the secret: Christ lives in you. This gives you assurance of sharing his glory.
Literally, not figuratively the Holy Spirit, God, comes and dwells in your spirit – YOU BECOME POSSESSED BY GOD! You are not God! God comes and lives in you. He dwells inside of you! LITERALLY!
Gal. 2:20, My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
God the Father created POSSESSION! If you know Jesus as your Savior, you are POSSESSED!
TODAY AS YOU WALK AROUND, AS WE LIVE IN HIM (Acts 17:28), KNOW WITH YOUR KNOWER THAT YOU ARE POSSESSED BY GOD HIMSELF!
Would you act, talk, walk or do differently as you realize that Jesus is literally possessing you?
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