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I think what Jesus-is-God is implying, when she includes "Spirit-Filled" Christian, is that even if a Christian is engaging in gross pornography and deception and in a horrible backslidden state, that just because they are "Spirit-Filled", the Holy Spirit will take over and keep that spirit of an unclean devil from coming into them and making a nice home for itself.

So, the Holy Spirit protects us while we are in gross sin and unable to control ourselves...

...or these are not real Christians. That's a lot of people.


Luk 4:33 And in the synagogue there was a man, which had a spirit of an unclean devil, and cried out with a loud voice.

So, if these are not Christians, then let's see, how many percent of professing Christians are involved in pornography? I forgot the poll, something like 60 per cent.

Now the Lord did not tell us about all the demonic spirits that exist (one guy had over a thousand) but he did give us a good sampling.

Luk 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the CAPTIVES, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,

Are the captives only UNSAVED PEOPLE. Are Christians ever captives to anything?

Here is a lady that had an infirmity.

Luk 13:11 And, behold, there was a woman which had a SPIRIT OF INFIRMITY eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself.

JESUS called it a SPIRIT OF INFIRMITY!

"Had a spirit", means she carried it with her wherever she went.

Act 16:16 And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a SPIRIT OF DIVINATION met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying:

Ever known a Christian involved in astrology or anything else like that. Some Christians in time of deep stress that leads to sin (not trusting God) have consulted mediums or palm readers. You get what you ask for (or open yourself up to).

Regarding legalism or the law, Jesus calls it the spirit of bondage.

Rom 8:15 For ye have not received the SPIRIT OF BONDAGE again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

Ever met an extremely legalistic Christian?

Jesus even says that there is a demonic spirit that causes spiritual blindness.

Rom 11:8 (According as it is written, God hath given them the SPIRIT OF SLUMBER, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day.

Whenever the enemy is trying to put a spirit of fear on you, remember that it does not come from God. Fight against it and don't receive it.

The sad thing is that I have met many Christians that have a spirit of fear that is manifested many different ways. They have definitely been in bondage to fear. So much that it incapacitates them to be able to make a simple decision.

2Ti 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

And since He has given you the spirit of power, love and sound mind, protect it by remaining in Him, and don't open yourself to other unclean spirits.

Ever met deceived Christians believing false doctrines.
Jesus called that the spirit of error.

1Jn 4:6 We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the SPIRIT OF ERROR.

Satan does not respect ignorance or unbelief.

What do you think a Christian will receive if they engage in adultery (pornography, lust). I bet Jesus would have called that a spirit of adultery or fornication. A spirit of murder (hatred in the heart), lying, (we already see what He called that). Look at the other works of the flesh.

If we engage in the works of the flesh, which are the nature of Satan, don't you think it will attract some unsavory "friends"?

Still not convinced?

Then all these "Christians" that have all these problems and more, need to be born-again, right? Either you think they are false brethren or just oppressed. Only thing about oppression is that it does not grip you and control you for months and years.

You may not have ministered to a genuine born-again believer that needed deliverance. That's ok, no one faults you for that. But now you see it in the Word and just be open about it This is sadly and terribly widespread and don't shut people down that have may have witnessed or even experienced it. The Lord might have something to teach all of us.

Listen to some of Milt Green's DVDs. Here is a brother that was invited to speak at many churches for a weekend and would end up spending weeks and months at the church ministering deliverance to the captives starting with the Pastor and the leadership team right on down to the worship leader and the congregation.

What about James Robison's confession in Christianity Today? Milt Green ministered deliverance to him. He had a strong spirit of lust that he said felt like a vise grip on his head.

Since this is so widespread, I am sure you can find testimonies all over the Internet.

This teaching (that the Holy Spirit protects you even when you are in horribly gross sin) causes many Christians to freely engage in sin and dabble in things they have no business dabbling in.

Anyway, this is not something to strive about. The Lord may show you and He may not and if He does you may see it and you may not.


A777


1Ti 4:1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;


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