Evan Roberts 2Description: Which bonds shall prevail? The Divine or the Satanic? Let the Church declare for the Divine, and cry out aloud and long that all the Divine forces, all the angelic forces, all the human forces, all the forces of creation, yea, every force that exists, be set in an impregnable phalanx against all the forces of hell. Let these move on, mowing them down with each giving and advancing step, as the mower does the standing hay, leaving nothing to them but a thorough defeat, glorious to the victors, but an eternal open shame to the vanquished.
Evan Roberts 3Description: The operations of God are not carried out in the body. In the Tabernacle of old, God¬ís presence was not in either of the two outer courts, but was found in the ¬ďHoly of Holies.¬Ē So also spiritually, God is not joined to the human body, and therefore does not act in it from within, nor does He operate upon it from without, in gratifying its needs. He only deals directly with it in cases of healing.
Evan Roberts 4Description: One of the results of this is a bondage in action. The believer loses to some extent, either great or small, his own control of all, or of part of his body. And when the body, as the outlet of the Holy Spirit through the human spirit, is in the hands of evil spirits it becomes a great block to the outflow of the Divine life. As a consequence there is stagnation in the spirit, both of its life and its work.
Evan Roberts 5Description: If the believer wishes to be victorious at every point he must be ceaselessly putting on truth ¬ó all truth. Truth alone dislodges the lies of the deceiving spirits of Satan, truth must be known to warrant and guard every action, and truth alone will be the weapon ¬óthough the search may be long and weary ¬ó to repel every onslaught and capture each new stronghold (Psa. LI. 6, XCI. 4, John VIII. 32, Ephes. V. 9, VI. 14, 17).
Evan Roberts 6Description: A person having given himself fully to the prayer life, may consult God, and ask: ¬ďShall I remain indoors to pray, or go for a walk?¬Ē He remains upon his knees waiting for light. He may spend an hour or two waiting for guidance. Then feeling he cannot go out, he remains indoors. But had he used his intelligence, he would probably have known that there was no specific need for prayer-time; no other-demand upon him regarding work, and that it would have been better for his health had he gone out of doors. That is bondage of action, contributed to by lack of the use of judgment concerning circumstances and spiritual verities.
Evan Roberts 7Description: People say of things within the range of reason, and which have no need of spiritual guidance: ¬ďI have no liberty, I am waiting instructions.¬Ē Why do they not reason the thing out and decide? Because they are in bondage in regard to action. When people are in this state of bondage, there is unreasonable inaction and bondage of action about them. When you suggest action they are in bonds; when they should be speaking they are quiet; when they should be silent they are talking.
And they give to all this state a Divine significance, whereas it has nothing but a Satanic significance.
Evan Roberts MemorialDescription: There may be a beautiful boat inside the dock, but if the dock has one owner, and the sluice another, and the latter will not give permission for the ship to leave, of what use is the harbour, or the boat? In the same way does the body stand in relation to the work of the spirit, and. the mind, and where similar conditions prevail these fail to have a free passage when the body is governed by evil spirits. The man himself then remains unexpressed.
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Evan Roberts ReadingDescription: Added to this it is important in all cases to refuse not only the ground which gave the demons an entry in these aspects, but also the ground which keeps them in possession. (i.e., if a manifestation be misinterpreted this becomes new ground to strengthen the hold of evil spirits. Consequently, not only the original causes of the possession, but the present causes of the manifestation ¬ó the acceptance of the lie ¬ó must be refused. The original ground of possession becomes augmented by each misinterpretation of manifestations.)
EVAN ROBERTS VISIT TO BALA COLLEGEDescription: This picture is of a memorial statue of Thomas Charles of Bala, who began the Bala College. The deliverer will find that at first the captive has to be almost carried to the place of freedom, but as the light dawns and intensifies he is able to take up the battle on his own behalf. The deliverer must never make it his objective to fight instead of the captive, but only until he can get him to break his own evil bonds. That point must be made for as soon as possible. As the demons¬í substitutionary work is broken, the captive needs less and less of the deliverer¬ís substitutionary co-operation. (The work is only substitutionary in so far as it enables the captive to be released from the bondage of his faculties. Were it not taken up by others he might never seek or get deliverance.)
Florrie EvansDescription: During the revival she often travelled as part of Joseph Jenkins team holding meetings throughout North Wales. The second stage is that, having discovered his deception and refused the substitutionary work of the demons, he does not find himself immediately with the fall control of his faculties. Now that he refuses this substitutionary work of the demons they contest him using his faculties, so for a time he is in a state of inactivity, or partial inactivity. Nevertheless, he should use his force in order to get his faculties into the normal state. This is the using of force against force, and tends to break up the possession and the non-activity.
Hannah Roberts, EvanDescription: The captive must be made to understand every point of deliverance. Just as God told the prophet, ¬ďCause the people to know their sin,¬Ē so the captive must be made to see his deception, and to do his part until he reaches final deliverance. It is also important to remember that the captive must not be solely occupied in fighting out to liberty from his bondage, but he should endeavour to express his spirit life to the utmost. The deceiver will endeavour to show that the captive¬ís spiritual life and work has nothing whatsoever to do with his real spiritual condition, but that it is wholly due to possession, whereas the possessed may have a pure spirit burden even in this state. That which is the outcome of the spiritual life the enemy endeavours to smother and disregard, by entangling it with the deception and possession which the believer may find himself to be in at the same time, while on the other hand the deception and possession will, if possible, be covered by its being attributed to the spirit life.
Hannah Roberts, EvanDescription: A picture of Hannah Roberts, Evan's Mother. At times the deliverer needs to retire to the background, although the captive seems to fall a prey to the enemy. But the retirement should be most carefully made, and according to the Divine indications, for which he should carefully watch. The deliverer¬ís substitutionary protective work is withdrawn in this way, in order to throw the captive on his own resources, (*At these times there is less unity between the captive and the deliverer, because the captive becomes bewildered as to what he is to do.) because ultimately he must fight for himself and should pray and toil for the whole Church. The sooner this is developed in the captive the more efficient he becomes in the warfare. He went into bondage by believing that God did things instead of him. The initiation for his deliverance is taken up by others, who have to pray, think, remember, and work for him. But just as the evil substitutionary work of the demons must pass away, so also will the temporary work on his behalf for deliverance pass away.
Henry Roberts - EvanDescription: THE Apostle urges in Ephes. VI . 10, that the believer should be strong in order to be prepared for the conflict. The ¬ďold man¬ís¬Ē weakness must be put away, for the onslaughts will be terrible from the powers of darkness. Your strength must be equal to the forces against you. You will have to wrestle against principalities, and you should be able to call to your aid all Divine and human and angelic power. These evil forces of darkness will make daily and hourly onslaughts on you; therefore¬Ē Be strong.¬Ē But how? ¬ďBE STRONG IN THE LORD,¬Ē A tower of strength is He to them that trust in Him. How can I be strong in the Lord? Notice how truth enables a believer to be strong and to stand. Ananias could not stand before Peter, because of his lie: TRUTH becomes strength.
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