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Saturday, September 22, 2012

The Religious Demon is a "Christian"

The religious demon is often a "Christian." These last days, Satan is going to focus more on deceiving Christians to fool even the elect, if possible. So hordes of religious demons are out to destroy believers. These are deadly spirits, demolition experts.

Self-Righteous

They really believe God is not just in their churches--he is confined to them. Because God is stuck in their churches, they consider their church buildings sacred. So they don't permit you to eat inside their church buildings. God would get angry. You're also not suppose to express your full emotions in church because that shows weakness. We're supposed to be strong and sturdy folks who always manage to stay calm and formal and decent. And they observe other such foolish traditions.

They love talking about how God cares for them and cuts you short with how God is on top of everything once you begin to sigh about your problems. Sighing about difficulties is unacceptable to them--it means you're not spiritual enough (or not mechanical enough like a robot)--and they impose their "spirituality" on you by simplifying your situation into a mere, "Oh, God is in control' or "Just trust God." And that's supposed to solve everything.

Then they'd tell you what happened to them and their good testimony on it. They'd show how inferior your faith is to theirs. They have the spirits of Job's three friends. You remember them? They sounded spiritually better than Job was and they cut him short with their you-should-be-spiritual-like-us arguments. They thought they were so godly, and yet God later said in the book that they were all wrong--and Job alone was right. They needed Job's prayer to be forgiven of their inaccurate assumptions of themselves.

In other words, all they had was a religious demon. And religious demons proliferate in church today. They like to project an image of super spirituality, in fact more spiritual than you are. They like Sunday sermons that make them look and feel good. They tell everybody that they're good examples of what the sermon being preached is all about. Worse, they feel more spiritual than the pastor and tell him what he should do.

Fake Spirituality

Well, there are Christians who do nothing but complain and magnify problems and difficulties. We should realize that we are more than conquerors and that God did not give us a spirit of timidity but of power. But there are also Christians who pretend to be "strong," and this they often do to glorify their denominational church ("we in our church are strong and you in your church are not") or to simply prove to you that they're better and more correct.

Jesus did not prove that one denomination was better than the other during his time. He came here to destroy all religions through his radical life and to establish God's Kingdom on earth through that same life.

It's funny how religious demons reject real holiness and perfection in this life and yet be strict about people's expressive feelings or show of emotion. They want to be seen either as "intellectuals" (which means being conversant in their theology) or "more blessed than you are" (which means God is making them happier than you are).

Remember that Psalms, Lamentations, and Jeremiah are full of cries of pain and hardship. The perfect human that God designed feels pain and hardship. If they had been around Christ when he cried, "Why have you forsaken me" on the cross, religious church people would have told him to shut up and "Just trust God."

Testimonies are good, but they shouldn't be shared for self-aggrandizement--to make you look better than somebody else--or everybody else for that matter. Jesus criticized institutions and religious people not to prove he was better but to show everyone how God's Kingdom actually was. I once had a church member (when I was still denominational) who called me up each morning to tell me how blessed she was and then pointed out folks in church who weren't. She urged that we should pray for such people.

If your opinion is not asked, keep them to yourself and God. Or, write about them on your blog and keep actual names secret or fictitious. Don't act like you're the prophet of the church or your pastor and you have to tell them what God told you. If you're not the pastor, shut up and wait for him to seek your opinion. And just pray for people--like yourself, especially.

They Like to Post Verses on FB

Oh, they know nothing else except post verses and stuff about God on Face Book. They won't post anything else because you see, they have devoted their entire lives to God alone. Or, they always make God the subject of their ordinary conversation. But often, on closer look, you'd see that they have nothing except self-righteous religious demons. You'd see that they're the pain in the neck in their churches. Or, they're sexually immoral. Or, they always think bad about people. And so on.

My rule in life is, the more a guy sounds strictly spiritual, the more I beware of him or her. They won't even laugh heartily because they feel it doesn't go well with godliness. They think laughing like, "BWAHAHAHAHA!" is of the devil.

They Like to Control

They can't just sit down in the pew and listen and obey. They can't just pray for a situation. They have to do something about it, say something about it, and tell everyone what to do. They do this especially to the person in charge or the pastor. They act like they're the savior of the church.

Obedient people are much, much better than folks with "bright ideas." God has no use for "smart" people. He has much use for the meek and obedient. Gideon had to settle for the 300 who lapped water like dogs than those who were smart enough to drink like humans. 

They Think Going to Church Pleases God

No matter what character they have, they think their church attendance is what God is after. No matter if the fruit of the Spirit is evident in you and you're deep in the Word, if you don't go to church, you're a backslider. Worse are those who don't care what church you attend--if it isn't their church denomination, you're a sinner. This is a mutant religious demon that also has an aspect of arrogant and conceited demons. You see, one demon controlling a Christian can mutate and take on the images of several other demons.

My Jesus said one demon can go back and take with it 7 other worse demons to re-possess a person. That can happen to Christians. You just have to look inside churches today to see this.

Demons or devils cannot own or enter into genuine Christians, but when Christians bite into demonic deception, demons ride on them and control them like cowboys control horses. You know what right thing to do but you can't do it. That's why see active Christians in church but with bad characters, and we wonder why this happens. That's why we see corruption or sexual immorality among active church people and wonder why this is so. The culprit usually are religious demons mutating into something worse. 

Most times it's also due to people who think they're born again but are not. They "accepted" my Jesus in their minds (they just got smart about hell) but not in their hearts. Romans says, you believe "in your hearts" and are saved.

The only effective and powerful measure against demons and devils is being God's flesh on earth. This means my Jesus fully takes over your life and you begin to live with the Jesus DNA in you.

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