Sunday, December 30, 2007

Spirit releasement - a different kind of therapy

I'm reading an article about something called 'spirit releasement therapy'. I'd previously heard about it from something mentioned in the EFT e-newsletter that I've been receiving for a few years. I looked at the website (linked above) and thought it was interesting, but since it's primarily a secular endeavor I just bookmarked it, and prayed that if it's worth knowing more about that the Holy Spirit let me know.

Here's a couple of paragraphs from the article, followed by a couple of personal comments.
Most of us have a child or relative or friend whose life is shattered by depression, sexual dysphoria, obsessive compulsive disorder, eating disorder, chronic fatigue syndrome, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, autism or a host of other ailments. What if you were told that there was a healer who could get to the bottom of the problem and heal it, but that the source of the problem was probably an attached spirit? Would you go for it? Could you open your mind to the possibility that your sister’s untreatable 30-year-long bulimia could be stopped dead in its tracks by identifying the spirit behind the disease, releasing it into the light, and then teaching her how to protect against a future attachment?

All in this movement hope that you would. They see the procedure not as a throwback to medieval times when demoniacs were put to death, but as an advance. William Woolger, an internationally renowned transpersonal psychologist, sees it as “the next and essential stage in the development of psychology, a kind of return to the source.”
My thinking on this topic is that 1st, yes I do believe in a spiritual realm. (Obviously, since I talk and write about spiritual warfare!) 2nd, my approach doesn't necessarily require a 'direct involvement' with attached or possessing or whatever types of spirits. My contention or belief is that with EFT we're getting to the emotional 'roots' of any hold such a spirit would have, and once that's cleared then any spirits involved either leave automatically (since they have nothing to 'hold onto'); or using the authority of Jesus Christ / Yeshua the spirit would be banished pretty easily once it's roots have been removed. If there's any need for direct involvement, I'd leave that to the Holy Spirit and His direction.

Another thing that bothers me with this particular approach and having researched the topic, particularly exorcisms and deliverance, is that the devil and his demons are liars and deceivers. The article points out that these practitioners have found that some of these spirits are 'earthbound' spirits, i.e. former physical human persons who have passed on and have not gone 'to the light' yet. Then there are some that are termed DFEs, or “dark force entities”, and those I'd equate with the satanic or demonic realm. From this article and the spirit releasement website stories, it appears that one doesn't need the authority of Christ to have the spirit(s) release it's hold on a person. And the logical conclusion to that is that He (Jesus / Yeshua) died in vain. Or maybe His sacrifice was only needed until someone could come up with this spirit-releasement therapy? Overall, I don't buy it.

Obviously, if it's helping people that's a good thing. And if it leads people to Jesus and not away from Him, that's also a good thing. From what I've read, I gather that it does the opposite, and that's not a good thing, because I know in whom I believe. There's a song running through my head as I type this:  That He would leave His place on high
And come for sinful man to die, You count it strange, so once did I, Before I knew my Savior.

I'll add more if or when I have more insight, and if anyone wants to join in the discussion you're welcome!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

The War on Religion - article by Dr. Ron Paul

Below is the text of an article written by Dr. Ron Paul in 2003. I really liked it and since we're just a couple of days after Christmas, I thought it was appropriate.

The War on Religion

Rep. Ron Paul, MD

ep. Ron Paul, MD

As we celebrate another Yuletide season, it’s hard not to notice that Christmas in America simply doesn’t feel the same anymore. Although an overwhelming majority of Americans celebrate Christmas, and those who don’t celebrate it overwhelmingly accept and respect our nation’s Christmas traditions, a certain shared public sentiment slowly has disappeared. The Christmas spirit, marked by a wonderful feeling of goodwill among men, is in danger of being lost in the ongoing war against religion.

Through perverse court decisions and years of cultural indoctrination, the elitist,secular Left has managed to convince many in our nation that religion must be driven from public view. The justification is always that someone, somewhere, might possibly be offended or feel uncomfortable living in the midst of a largely Christian society, so all must yield to the fragile sensibilities of the few. The ultimate goal of the anti-religious elites is to transform America into a completely secular nation, a nation that is legally and culturally biased against Christianity. This growing bias explains why many of our wonderful Christmas traditions have been lost. Christmas pageants and plays, including Handel’s Messiah, have been banned from schools and community halls. Nativity scenes have been ordered removed from town squares, and even criticized as offensive when placed on private church lawns. Office Christmas parties have become taboo, replaced by colorless seasonal parties to ensure no employees feel threatened by a “hostile environment.” Even wholly non-religious decorations featuring Santa Claus, snowmen, and the like have been called into question as Christmas symbols that might cause discomfort. Earlier this month, firemen near Chicago reluctantly removed Christmas decorations from their firehouse after a complaint by some embittered busybody. Most noticeably, however, the once commonplace refrain of “Merry Christmas” has been replaced by the vague, ubiquitous “Happy Holidays.”

But what holiday? Is Christmas some kind of secret, a word that cannot be uttered in public? Why have we allowed the secularists to intimidate us into downplaying our most cherished and meaningful Christian celebration?

The notion of a rigid separation between church and state has no basis in either the text of the Constitution or the writings of our Founding Fathers. On the contrary, our Founders’ political views were strongly informed by their religious beliefs. Certainly the drafters of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, both replete with references to God, would be aghast at the federal government’s hostility to religion. The establishment clause of the First Amendment was simply intended to forbid the creation of an official state church like the Church of England, not to drive religion out of public life.

The Founding Fathers envisioned a robustly Christian yet religiously tolerant America, with churches serving as vital institutions that would eclipse the state in importance. Throughout our nation’s history, churches have done what no government can ever do, namely teach morality and civility. Moral and civil individuals are largely governed by their own sense of right and wrong, and hence have little need for external government. This is the real reason the collectivist Left hates religion: Churches as institutions compete with the state for the people’s allegiance, and many devout people put their faith in God before their faith in the state. Knowing this, the secularists wage an ongoing war against religion, chipping away bit by bit at our nation’s Christian heritage. Christmas itself may soon be a casualty of that war.

30, 2003

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Thursday, December 20, 2007

EFT-SW now has a website, too!

I'm re-posting this and deleting the other post from a few days ago - I was a bit confused over some of the hosting technicalities. The important thing is - it works! Comments about the website, and even about my temporary confusion are welcome. ;-)

I know you've all been anxiously awaiting this news, so here it is -- I now have a website for EFT and Spiritual Warfare, in addition to the blog! (Ok, maybe no one else but me is excited by the news, but I wanted to share it anyway!)
It doesn't have a lot of the technological 'bells and whistles' other sites have, or the fancy layout and design, but for a home-made effort I think it's not too shabby. Feel free to offer criticism, so long as it's constructive (and keeping in mind that being a web-master isn't my calling, though dealing with html code is probably easier than dealing with real live people some days!).

I also don't really aspire to learn how to put together java scripts, but if someone has some expertise they're willing to lend, it may be welcome. I can't think of much I want the web site to do that it's not already doing -- basically a landing page with some contact info. for me and links to some topical articles I've written, which I hope to add to as time goes on, and possibly cross-post a few on here.

The articles are (for the most part) taken out of the e-booklet I wrote earlier this year, though I did add to and/or make some revisions to what is written in the booklet, for the article asking

is EFT ok for Christians? and also on the EFT and the Law of Attraction article.

Lastly, the site is hosted by Witness Today - Free Web Hosting for Christians. If you have some funds in search of a place to donate, they'd be a good spot. Of course, it wouldn't hurt my feelings if you clicked on my donate button, either! (Or hire me for coaching and I'll start donating to the hosting service; after doing boring things like buy a few groceries and pay the electric bill!).

There's a link to the new site over on the links section ---> and you can also find it again here.

Spirit Daily article about near death experience

Here's a good article with a testimony about a woman who had a near death experience and also mention of others who have had similar experiences. She met our Lord and Savior and had a glimpse of heaven. Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 7, 2007

Exclusive Ron Paul family pictures

Here's a link to some pictures of Dr. Ron Paul -- the future president of the USA, and one of the pictures is of the future first lady by his side. (hopefully! I've been praying!)

It's a message along with the pictures written by one of his grandsons. I think it's pretty awesome. If we all had families like that, we may not need EFT, but that isn't the case for all of us.

Also, for your reading pleasure and in case you're wondering if Dr. Paul is a Christian, the answer is yes he is. Here's a page from the official campaign website with some of his articles about religion, and as of my writing this post -- the last one on the page is his statement of faith. Here's the summary of that statement:
I have never been one who is comfortable talking about my faith in the political arena. In fact, the pandering that typically occurs in the election season I find to be distasteful. But for those who have asked, I freely confess that Jesus Christ is my personal Savior, and that I seek His guidance in all that I do. I know, as you do, that our freedoms come not from man, but from God. My record of public service reflects my reverence for the Natural Rights with which we have been endowed by a loving Creator.

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Saturday, December 1, 2007

Entering True Sabbath Rest

I'm reading a very enlightening article about the Sabbath, a subject that certainly causes some contention among the faithful. I don't stress myself out about it too much, and I like what the article says. One of my thoughts on the topic, from those who claim the Sabbath must be kept on Saturday as opposed to Sunday; is that calling Saturday the '7th day' is arbitrary, (imo) since it's a matter of whoever put together the calendar we use. For those who are strict about the issue, the command is that one should rest on the 7th day after 6 days of work. That could just as easily be Sunday as Saturday -- in fact many European calendars show Sunday as the last day of the week. That's about it, short post this time.

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Article on Exorcisms - from New Zealand

I ran across this article about a vicar of an Anglican Parish who performs deliverance ministry. I'd recommend reading the whole article, and I couldn't really find a few paragraphs that stuck out for me (since it's all pretty good). So I'll just leave you with the last 2 paragraphs of the article for your reading pleasure:

The level of demonic activity can vary from people having bad thoughts, who feel they've had a brush with evil, to total demonic possession.

Hewat wants people to be aware of the good deliverance ministry can do: "Given that a small number of people in our society do suffer the terrible affliction of demonic possession and will only find freedom through exorcism, it would be regrettable if the tragic experience of Janet Moses were to discredit what is a valid ministry of the Christian church."
And a note just to keep my faithful (or not-so-faithful or first-time) readers up to date, I haven't posted much here lately because I've been working on a website! It's a lot of work, but I'm learning a few things about HTML and about how MS Word puts a bunch of gibberish into pages that web 'validators' don't like -- so I'll soon have a 'lean mean' website to point y'all to. Complete with an adorable picture of a house for folks to click on to return to the home page. How about a preview of the house? I told you it was adorable. Or maybe I've just lost my last marble after all the editing! Back to work.

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Thursday, November 15, 2007

Spiritual Pyromaniacs

I'd mentioned in an earlier post that I had been watching the 'Let Us Reason' website for updates on the Healing Rooms, here in Spokane, Washington (and elsewhere). I then said that'd wait for another blog posting, and here it is. Part of the reason I was looking for those updates was because I had found the Healing Rooms website, and saw that they had Sat. evening 'services' for their ACTS ministries.

I attended a couple of those services, and had the opportunity to say hello to Michelle, Cal Pierce's wife, before one of those services. The service isn't exactly like a traditional church service, they were more of an update on the travels of Cal and crew, or their plans for the ACTS ministry. There's some live music before the service, and some of that music left me a little uneasy. It was the unscriptural lyrics to at least 1 song that convinced me that ministry wasn't the place for me, so I haven't been back there since a few months ago. And the long, drawn-out songs during 'worship' reminded me of a live Grateful Dead concert I listened to on the radio back in the late 1970's or early 1980's. Repeating the same notes or words over and over for several minutes. Not my 'bag', as they used to say.

However, I'm now reading an article by Jackie Alnor, titled the same as this blog posting. In the article she writes about something called 'fire tunnels' as below:
And now in Toronto John Arnott’s young people are involved in some of the scariest spreading of this fire onto other young folks who come looking for a spiritual jolt. They call this ceremony "fire tunnels" in which two rows of young people line up while a group of blessing-seekers go single file down the middle. As they proceed into the tunnel, shouts of "Fire" and "Fire on you" come out of the mouths of the imparters as they touch the seekers’ heads and foreheads in order to spread the fire. As they do, the recipients of these fire spirits jolt and jump around with some pretty scary looks on their faces. (To see this in action – go to these links at TACF:
; )
When I was at the first of the 3 meetings I attended at ACTS ministries, rather than doing their usual (?) prayer for people at the end of the service, they did one of these same 'fire tunnels' !! I had no idea what they were, but given that I'd been researching this spiritual warfare issue for a while AND remembering the following passage of scripture --
(1Ti 5:22 KJVA) Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men's sins: keep thyself pure.

I said a silent prayer before I went through this line, since I'd never done this before and didn't know any of those people. I prayed asking God to keep me safe from any unclean spirit that those touching me may attempt to send my way, asking for this protection in Jesus name. So as I went through this line most people used the word 'blessing' when touching my forehead or shoulder, and one woman said something and then while she was touching me she started shaking uncontrollably. Her teeth were chattering, she was shaking so hard, she had to let go of me to make it stop. There were people laid out on the floor at the end of the line, another first for me. I was fine, I walked over to the chair where I'd left my Bible, picked it up and went home.

So while I do believe in the 'gifts of the spirit' and attend a local Calvary Chapel church, I also know that it is written that one of the 'fruits of the spirit' is self-control. Uncontrollable shaking and/or being laid out on the floor, and similar things are not of God's Spirit.

The reason I went there in the first place was primarily as a possible avenue for networking for EFT. The article by Jackie is additional confirmation for me that I made the right decision in steering clear of that ministry. Discernment is so important, since there are places where they can use some of the right words and it sounds like it's all full of the 'light of truth' when it's really just the opposite.

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Gods and Monsters article

This is a very interesting article titled: Gods and Monsters. It's from the National Catholic Register, and again I'm Protestant. However, it appears likely that those of the Catholic faith are more likely to believe in things spiritual.

Here are a few sentences that resonated the most with me:
Uncritical acceptance of spiritual forces can have disastrous consequences.
[I have noticed that in some circles, there's a general belief that if it's from the 'world of spirit' it's more likely to be accepted without question as from a 'more enlightened' source.]

In my own case, the spirit that I was in contact with consistently tried to make the ordinary world seem dismal and meaningless and to present an image of death as a beautiful awakening of the fettered soul. I nearly committed suicide for its sake. I was going to do so, and sincerely believe that I would have if my guardian angel had not intervened.

An education in anti-supernaturalism leaves one easy prey for evil spirits.

Undefended by the armor of God, unwarned against the existence of demonic intelligences, and starving for the wondrous and spiritual, modern man is about as well defended as a pack of shepherdless sheep in a wolf’s den.

Someone captivated by the possibility of occult magic will not find his way back into the fold if all he finds there is worldly wisdom and prosaic ritual. He must find, in the teachings and liturgy of the Church, a vision of the spiritual world that puts all others to shame.

Such a vision already exists. It exists in the works of the theologians, where all the complexities of the angelic orders are laid out. It exists in the Scriptures, where the hosts of heaven descend in power to scatter the proud in their conceits.

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Friday, November 9, 2007

We've been neo-conned

I just watched this video and it's an eye-opener. I didn't quite understand the term 'neo-con' until I watched it. I found the video while reading an excellent article about Dr. Ron Paul, found here.

It's also kind of scary, so EFT as well as prayer, comes in handy! Part of it also reminded me of something I read in M. Scott Peck's book 'Glimpses of the Devil', which is something said by one of the demons during an exorcism Dr. Peck writes about. From page 178:
"I demanded to know of Satan why it hated Beccah so. Initially the answer was vague, suggesting that it just hated people in general. But with my prodding it warmed up to the subject, saying, "I am against people loving one another. They need to work." I demanded to know why. "They need to work," it replied, "so there will be war and prosperity instead of love and all that crap."
I'm also adding a couple verses of scripture that came to mind while watching it.

(Isa 5:20 KJVA) Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

(Act 20:29 KJVA) For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.

(2Jn 1:7 KJVA) For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.

The video is 51 minutes, well worth the time to watch it.

There is also a text version of the speech titled "We've Been Neo-Conned" found here.

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Tuesday, November 6, 2007

A demon caught on film?

Check out this article -- in it there's an image that's easy to miss (on a computer screen, at least!) until you see the close up image. It appears to be a dog -- without ears? -- looking over the man's shoulder. The man believes it's a demon, and it looks fiendish enough that maybe it is an image of just that. Since I, and others do believe they exist but can't generally see them, I thought it was worth sharing. Here's the image:

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Saturday, October 20, 2007

The Truth behind 'The Secret'

I just finished reading The Truth Behind The Secret, 'The Secret' being the book and DVD by that title about the (so-called) 'law of attraction'. Since I had a small rant in my booklet about the (so-called) 'law of attraction' I thought I'd post a bit of a follow-up here.

The book confirmed that the 'secret' book is based on some of the teachings of Abraham, a group of 'entities' (i.e. demonic spirits) channeled by Esther Hicks. I used to subscribe to their tape series and had several of their books, before I came to Christianity and repented and have thrown out all of the books. I may still have a few of the tapes, in a box somewhere. There's also some influence of the Religious- Mind Science / Unity teachings. Since the authors are much more knowledgeable in these areas, I was glad to see it also agreed with the conclusion in my booklet that they basically preach pantheism. (God is in all things, and/or is a 'universal energy' but isn't a personal God that can save you from their demonic deception.)

The biggest thing I've gotten out of it, now that I've been out of it for a few years and studied the Bible, is that their focus is on 'the deception of riches' -- which is essentially believing the devil's lie that riches are going to bring you happiness and security. I'll certainly admit that struggling financially isn't a lot of fun, but as Jesus said: 'For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?' (Mar 8:36 KJVA) and see also Matthew 16:26.

I wanted to share a couple of paragraphs from pages 44 and 45 of the book, it's discussing channeling in general.

Most interesting is Klimo's warning about evil spirits in connection with channeling. As a proponent and practitioner of channeling, Klimo is familiar with the traditional Christian perspective that fallen angels (demons) may be involved. Although Klimo does not completely agree with this perspective, he readily acknowledges that some channeling does involve evil beings bent on deception.
In his interview, he explained, "not every ancient spirit is wise or benevolent" -- some belong to "the dark brotherhood." Klimo repeatedly referred to these dark beings as spirits who are involved in some kind of invisible warfare against all that is good. While he believes these evil spirits are in the minority, he recognizes a significant potential danger when it comes to channeling, noting" [There are] even more dangerous sources ... nonhuman demons, evil spirits, forces of Satan or Lucifer and the 'Dark Brotherhood'. These entities await every opportunity to tempt and control human spirits. Historically, the negative presence of lower astral human spirits has been attributed to these demonic entities."
If we accept Klimo's explanation of channeling, then we have to acknowledge that deception is possible. There is a possibility of fraud and fakery, self-deception on the part of the channeler, a mental illness or psychological phenomenon, or even an evil, demonic spirit pretending to be a wise helper.

The book is certainly worth a look, it covers a good deal in 149 pages (before the end-notes). I read a copy from my local library, and it's also available here, or here.

Apparently there is also going to be a DVD documentary, there's a link on their website to view a preview clip.

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Saturday, October 6, 2007

What is God's will vs Christian Liberty ?

I wanted to share a very good article that I found on Brian Flynn's website (author of a book I recently finished titled: Running Against the Wind. It's very good and I plan to post something from it a bit later.)

However this article is about Christian Liberty -- as in what are we at liberty to choose in certain areas if it's not specifically mentioned in scripture; since scripture is His revealed will? This article is written by Bob Dewaay.

Here are a couple of paragraphs from the article, and it's helped clear up some of my thinking on the topic.
How do we find out God’s will in matters of Christian liberty? By making an informed choice and living out all the ramifications of that choice to God’s glory by His grace. God’s providential will is known after we make the choice ─ it is whatever we chose. If that choice does not transgress anything revealed in Scripture, then it cannot be a sinful choice unless we make it with evil motives. Examples of choices that the New Testament expressly says are within the realm of Christian liberty are things like marriage, food, circumcision, and holy days to be observed. Some choose a more rigorous and restricted approach to life (see Romans 14), and others less restrictive. What we are not free to do is judge others on matters that rightfully fall into the category of liberty. These are matters God has not dictated in Scripture.
and a few paragraphs later he adds this --
Paul was in prison when he wrote to the Philippians: “Now I want you to know, brethren, that my circumstances have turned out for the greater progress of the gospel” (Philippians 1:12). Paul was in prison because civil authorities put him there. Thus God’s providential will was revealed. There is no assurance that by learning to follow some secret “inner voice of God” we will be more pleasing to God and be more “in the center of His will.” This idea hinders true Christian liberty and leads to many sorrows.
Many think that God will feed them information about all their decisions and give them the “Midas touch.” This concept is false. God does not tell us which stocks are going up, which car will never break down, which house will go up in value, and other turn by turn directions that will lead us to bliss and success in this life. In God’s wisdom He has granted us freedom to make these decisions freely, and without recrimination for the results. It is not a sin to make decisions within the realm of Christian liberty that we regret later. As earthly parents, we will judiciously allow our children to do the same. It is a central part of our human freedom and dignity to make decisions and watch the consequences play out in life. It sounds good to have the “Midas touch” but if it existed it would be ruinous as it was in the fable.
I think that the idea of making the 'right decision' to be sure what we're doing is in God's will comes from the evil one. I've certainly tied myself into mental & emotional knots over it, and I think it's part of what sends people to psychics and the like. However, I do think that praying over a decision before you make it can probably keep you out of harm's way in some cases. The Holy Spirit does indeed communicate with us, but that doesn't mean He needs to put his 'stamp of approval' on every matter before you can do something. My current thinking, after reading this excellent article -- would be that praying over things / decisions is a good idea. Particularly if it's a big decision, like who to marry or where to live or go to church, and the like. If the Holy Spirit gives you guidance or words of knowledge (which don't always come immediately!), then go with that. Otherwise, make your best decision and move forward. For a really good book about the Holy Spirit, I like Chuck Smith's book 'Living Water'.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Wide is the path that leads to destruction

Here's a very compelling video message from Paul Washer, it's addressed to a teenagers / youth group meeting, but it's not the usual 'ear tickling' message. Wow, it's good. It's 59 minutes (1 hour).

Monday, September 24, 2007

A short attempt to debunk EFT and SW

I'm pretty sure this article on the 'Let Us Reason' website is in reference to EFT and similar modalities in general, and in particular as a tool for Christians. Why I say that, is because a few months back I sent an email to Mike (the admin / owner of the LUR website) telling him that I liked his website and invited him to read my e-booklet and welcomed any feedback he may have. I then advised that our correspondence may or may not end up on my blog, and asked that if he specifically did NOT want it posted here for him to please let me know. I believe in fair warning, fair play and that sort of thing.

His only response was a couple of weeks later, warning me against things not invented by Christians, as well as warning me against the Elijah List, since I have an article or 2 on here from that website. Since I check in at the 'what's new' link on the LUR website on a regular basis, particularly looking for the article(s) about The Healing Rooms. That's a topic for another blog message, perhaps. Among the 'new' articles is the one linked above, and it's so short I'm going to cut & paste it and then address it. The one thing that really bothers me most though, is that I specifically emailed and requested feedback. But I received not even so much as a courtesy message that he was posting his response to his website. But, as my pastor said once during a service, shortly after becoming head pastor of a church he discovered that 'sheep bite'. Plus, I have EFT to help soothe my feelers over the whole issue. Here's the article:
When does alternative medicine cross over the line where we need to be concerned?
The sicknesses that we often treat are in the body, it is physical. Regular medicine uses a physical means to treat the physical body (other means are employed when it is emotional/psychosomatic). The majority of New age medicine has the premise that whatever is happening to the body first begins in the spirit. they believe in treating the spirit to fix the body. By manipulating energy centers or meridians that supposedly run through the body, they can align our spirit into health, which will then affect the body.

When we use a spiritual means to treat the physical body, that is when has crossed the line to be something else other than medicine. It is not longer medicine but in the category of the metaphysical or the Occult. We are no longer using a physical cure for a physical ailment.

We find many of these techniques are connected with other religions and spiritual systems. The belief that sickness is in the spirit first and manifests in the body (like Mind sciences teaches).

These kind of methods used from other religions the Bible tells us not to use.

Where does the Bible tell us not to use them? We're told in the Bible not to engage in sorcery or divination and not to consult those with familiar spirits (i.e. 'channelers' ), and told not to worship strange gods. EFT does none of those things, though some EFT practitioners may do some of those things. The part where it mentions meridians is really what tipped me off that it might be discussing EFT type modalities. Plus my e-booklet puts forth my contention that emotion and spirit are linked. Thus if you're using EFT for emotional issues it would also tie into spiritual issues, and I cite many passages of scripture to back up my contention. My response is going to be somewhat short, since this is one of the few articles on this website with absolutely NOT ONE scripture to back up his contention. The article says it has crossed the line when we use a spiritual means to treat the physical body and that puts it in the realm of the occult? First of all, how many scientific studies have shown links between stress and disease, just one of several 'emotional states'. I just did a search on the dogpile search engine, using the terms 'stress AND disease' and it came up with 95 results. (Granted, some of them aren't more than links to shopping sites, but many contain useful information.) I then did the same with 'sadness AND disease' and that came back with 100 results. Plus, EFT is primarily about emotions and not necessarily the physical body.

Not to mention, how many passages of scripture say that Jesus cast out devils and they were healed? Would that not be a 'spiritual means to treat the physical body' ? Using eSword, I did a search of the KJVA New Testament using the words 'devil heal' and include a partial match, it came up with 11 results. Here are a few of them:

Mat 4:24 KJVA
(24) And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatick, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them.

Mat 12:22 KJVA
(22) Then was brought unto him one possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb: and he healed him, insomuch that the blind and dumb both spake and saw.

Luk 8:2 KJVA
(2) And certain women, which had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary called Magdalene, out of whom went seven devils,

Luk 9:42 KJVA
(42) And as he was yet a coming, the devil threw him down, and tare him. And Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the child, and delivered him again to his father.

Act 10:38 KJVA (38) How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.

In some cases it appears that 'casting out of devils' and 'healing' are not one in the same thing, in some cases one thing was done and then in others people were healed. Though in some passages it appears the two are in fact linked. And there are many, many mentions of various and different emotions in the Bible -- several of them in my e-booklet or and/or the appendix.

Of course, there's always the possibility that the article had very little to do with EFT, either in conjunction with using it as a tool in spiritual warfare, or not. But I doubt it. I'll close this response with the following verses from the book of Romans:

Rom 14:13-14 WEB (13) Therefore lets not judge one another any more, but judge this rather, that no man put a stumbling block in his brothers way, or an occasion for falling. (14) I know, and am persuaded in the Lord Jesus, that nothing is unclean of itself; except that to him who considers anything to be unclean, to him it is unclean.

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Friday, September 21, 2007

EFT - Not just for emotional issues

I just read an article / testimony from the EFT Insights newsletter that is amazing, so I thought I'd share part of it here and suggest you take a look at it too.

It's by a 73 year old man who'd been in a car accident and had some injuries to his leg that were bleeding quite a bit. He first used EFT to address his anger about the accident and then addressed the pain and bleeding of his injuries -- and in the process saved himself a trip to the hospital! Proving that EFT is not just for emotional issues. I'll share the last couple of paragraphs of the article below.

By this time I was feeling remarkably better ,started laughing and used the thymus thump to gain more energy, because I was feeling rather tired. People thought I was nuts but I just did not care. I was so happy that all had gone so fantastically after the initial disaster.

Without EFT I would have had to go to the hospital. After 3 weeks I am still 100% OK and there is no pain, I can walk perfectly, the scabs have gone and the scars are almost invisible. All the affirmations have been fulfilled.

You can read the whole article here.

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Saturday, September 15, 2007

Wisdom and the Proverbs, part III

Below is a link to an excellent blog post which discusses emotions as mentioned primarily in Proverbs,

Wisdom and the Proverbs, part III

Chad (the writer of the blog piece) makes a good point about our emotions, in that some that we may call 'negative' are not always unwanted, such as fear when confronted by some danger.

However, if you're still anxious or fearful long after the danger has passed, it would be a good time to use EFT. So take a look, it's a good message.

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Acupuncture and Christianity

I'm making some small updates to my booklet on EFT and Spiritual Warfare, and wanted to include some information I found in Larson's book of SW about acupuncture. (And I'm going to remove the 'free ebooklet' for a short while, since EBay has no listing fees until the end of Sept., I'm going to list it there and see if there's any buyers.)

In that vein, I decided to do an internet search on acupuncture history, none of which really contradicted the info. in Larson's book; and then I did a search on acupuncture AND christian, and found a link to this website article, which I wanted to share here. There are links to a few articles with some of the science that's been done on the topic. (Since EFT is somewhat based on principles of acupuncture, it's basically related to EFT, also.) The writer of the article, linked above, is a Christian acupuncturist. A couple of things he writes sum up my feelings on the topic, too.

He writes:
  1. God and Christian faith come first in importance and priority. Healing and medicine come after that.
And then goes on to make some other important points, and adds this to which I completely agree:
Science: I have reviewed a number of scientific studies on acupuncture on I am a Christian and an acupuncturist, I believe that acupuncture is inherently medical and non-religious. I have made every effort to remain objective in my Christian review of Chinese Medicine. I would like to find out it is compatible with Christianity, but I also am willing to move on if that turned out to be incorrect.
Of course, I'd substitute EFT, and since it deals more with emotional issues, the medical studies may or may not apply. But I see it as something where I am also willing to move on if it turns out I'm incorrect. The Holy Spirit led me away from other 'new age' beliefs and gave me a love for God's Word (i.e. the Bible); and I even believe that using EFT to clear away some negative emotional 'baggage' enhances my walk, and my faith and discernment. In addition, here is another good article that addresses the topic.

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Saturday, September 1, 2007

Hidden things of darkness

Here's a good article in Spirit Daily, about some of the 'hidden things' of the powers of darkness. It's mostly anecdotes of various people who have sensed different spiritual forces.

One note, it is written from a Catholic perspective and I'm Protestant -- so I don't go in for praying to patron saints and/or to Mary, mother of Jesus. I do as Jesus told us, which is to pray to 'our Father, who art in heaven...' And sometimes I pray directly to Jesus, since He said that 'if you've seen me, you've seen the father' and He said that he makes intercession for us.

And to tie this in with EFT, and my premise about the spiritual and emotional being linked, here's a couple of quotes from the article:
"Jealousy is a big curse and is not to easy to remove. But like you said, 'love' breaks the curse and it does work."
"But this is even more strange: I am living with my agnostic sister for a while, making it very uncomfortable for me, as she is nice and generous, however very negative. I have never felt a spirit here, but I do feel depressed at times and for no apparent reason. My grandchild came to visit this summer and she felt a spirit in my sister’s bedroom, and saw a shadow out of the corner of her eye, without knowing anything about my sisters lack of faith! Simultaneously my sister’s daughter felt a spirit too, also not knowing that my grandchild felt it (nor does she take note of her mother’s lack of faith). My granddaughter does not feel this spirit anywhere else. So I have been blessing the house with Holy Salt and Lourdes water, especially on Sunday, and praying for my sister. A few nights ago, my sister went on vacation and I tried to sleep in her bedroom because it is more comfortable than on my tiny futon. I could not sleep! I felt fear in her bedroom and had to go sleep elsewhere. My granddaughter went to Disney World and said she felt the presence of a spirit there too. I truly believe that children can sense those spiritual things that are not sitting well in an environment, and like magnets, pick up on them."
Some good food for thought.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Ron Paul for President 2008 worldwide comments

Since this isn't a political blog, I haven't put much on here about those issues. Though again, it goes hand-in-hand with emotional freedom. And of course there's very much a spiritual aspect to one's beliefs in that arena.

I have joined the local meetup group for Ron Paul for President (USA), 2008. Spending some time with that is also part of what keeps me away from doing some of the blogs on here I want to get done. With that being said, I wanted to share this message. It is called 'Ron Paul earns the world's attention - and you can read it here:

I love the picture of some folks holding a banner in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France.

check it out -- and if you're in the U.S. then all I can suggest is that you 1.) register to vote in the Republican party. and then 2.) be sure to VOTE in the primary election, for Dr. Ron Paul. (He's a medical doctor, not a lawyer -- not too many politicians aren't lawyers, which imho explains a lot!) And if you want to know more about him, there's tons of info. to find. He even has his own page on YouTube. Watching some of those video's was what convinced me he's 'the real deal' and not just one of those 'air-brushed, base your opinions on the polls' sort of politicians.

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Thursday, August 16, 2007

Secret of Spiritual Power

Here's a most excellent article by Chip Brogden, I'll put the last few paragraphs below -- however it's all good. It starts with this passage of scripture:

"God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble. Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you" (James 4:6b,7)

So many times we try to resist, but we are defeated. Why?
Simply because we attempt to resist the devil before we have first submitted ourselves to God. There is a proper order that must be observed without fail. First, we must
understand the principle of God resisting the proud but giving grace to the humble. This is the foundation of everything we do. Second, the word "therefore" signifies that those who learn this principle will act upon it accordingly. If they understand the truth just stated, they will submit "therefore" to God. Third, as a result of their submitting to God, they will find the devil flees whenever and wherever they offer him resistance. The word "flee" means "to run away in terror". How wonderful! How delicious to see the devil running from us in terror, instead of the other way around! That should be the normal
experience of all Christians. That is the normal Christian life, a life that overcomes.

The whole object of satan is to bring us down from the heavenly places in Christ (Ephesians 2:6) and entangle us into some kind of earthly, fleshly thing that saps us of our strength and diminishes spiritual authority. Knowing this, the Lord has us to pray daily, "Deliver us from evil" (Matthew 6:13ff). That is to say, "Deliver us from the
earthly, the fleshly, the worldly, the carnal, the selfish, the natural, the human, where satan has influence to work evil against us. Deliver us from all that hinders and
distracts us, and bring us into the Kingdom of Your dear Son, that we may walk in Spirit and Truth, in the heavenly places, demonstrating your preeminence over all things
Below." Brothers and sisters, praying in this way is what it means to resist the devil. He cannot stand before us when we take the high ground and maintain the Lord's
If we grow impatient and fall into the flesh then we become weaker. To react in the flesh diminishes spiritual authority, and this must be avoided at all costs. Allowing the flesh to
have its way for only a moment guarantees defeat against a spiritual adversary. "We worship God in the Spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh" (Philippians 3:3). To lose all confidence in the flesh is to take the higher ground of the Spirit. To meet flesh with flesh means the victory will go to the strongest, and there
is always someone stronger than you according to the flesh. Instead, if people come against you in the flesh, let them come against you. If they wish to rail and argue with you according to the flesh, do not respond in kind. If they attack you without cause, let them attack, because the fleshly, the carnal, the natural cannot defeat the spiritual. The one who is submitted to the Lord has authority over those who remain unsubmitted to Him. Flesh is overruled by Spirit. Hate is overruled by Love. Darkness is overruled by Light. Death is overruled by Life. Earth is overruled by Heaven. "He that comes from above is above all" (John 3:31ff).

We offer no resistance, no defense, no argument, no justification to people who mean us harm. We do not wrestle against flesh and blood (Ephesians 6:12a). We resist satan, not the person. We stand against the devil, taking no action against the instruments the devil uses. We submit to God, we offer no resistance to man, but we stand firm against the spiritual adversary. Outwardly, before others, we appear weak. But inwardly, before God, we are strong. "Though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: for the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds" (II Corinthians 10:3,4). If we war after the flesh then we are emptied of spiritual strength. If we war after the Spirit then we are emptied of fleshly strength. Which will you have, spiritual authority, or fleshly power? You can have
either one you want, but you cannot have both.
We face perilous, dangerous times. The secret of spiritual power to see us through these times is humility. The arm of the flesh will fail us. Brothers and sisters, since we cannot avoid weakness, we may as well make the best possible use of it. Let us accept the dealings of the Holy Spirit with us and offer no resistance to Him. "Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He shall lift you up" (James 4:10). Amen.
You can read the whole article here

And just to tie some EFT into the article, I believe it's much easier to be humble when our emotions aren't running amok. In addition, if your emotions are in control, then He can't be a light unto your path and it's also a lot harder to 'submit yourselves therefore to the Lord.' ..

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Sunday, August 12, 2007

Marxism / Socialism as a religion

For the most part, I try not to post much on this blog that would fall under the 'political' category. But in many respects it does tie into being emotionally free (i.e. the goal of EFT) as well as believing in our Savior, who came to set the captives free. Particularly here in the USA, which is still considered by some to be a 'free country'.

But, it is becoming apparent that is not the case in many respects. I do follow some political issues and I'm a member of the local 'meetup' group for Ron Paul - Republican candidate for U.S. President. That being said, I wanted to share this article on a blog I just discovered. I'll put a few sentences of the article below, follow the above link to read the whole thing if you want.

If Marxism is a religion and the Income tax is the 2nd “Commandment”
in their Manifesto then how can the United States be establishing a tax
system based upon a religious doctrine that is established to destroy
capitalism and has been recognized by Congress (50 USC § 841) as an
enemy of the United States?

If Marxism is a religion then no Christian or any other religion
that does not have Marxism as a part of their faith can be forced to
pay a tax that supports that religion. To do so would create a
substantial burden upon Ronnie’s religious exercise. That is a
violation of the RFRA and the government cannot demonstrate a
compelling government inters [sic] in establishing a religion.

“If, by religion, we mean a framework of total devotion, especially one
that involves an ideal future and an ideal role model (Jesus and
Lenin), a framework that one follows unquestioningly, then certainly
Communism meets that definition of religion.” Professor Sam McFarland,
University of Western Kentucky

“I certainly came to the conclusion many years ago that Marxism is a
religion, contrary to Marx’s contention that he was being ‘scientific’”
Dr. Wallace Mills, retired, St. Mary’s University

“In China, the enormously successful civil religion of the Communist
party adapted ancient Confucian imperial doctrine, promoted Mao as the
sage-philosopher of the nation, whose teachings were critical for
national salvation, and presented Mao as representing the morality of
communist truth.” World Religions Today
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Wednesday, August 1, 2007

More on Harry Potter

Hey guess what? It's another article on Harry Potter! I get 'fresh' links to articles at ApostasyWatch!, under the 'What's New' section. And I also got yet another book from the library: Larson's Book of Spiritual Warfare by Bob Larson; and some of the stuff in the beginning part of the book, which is all I've read so far, is pretty gruesome. There are certainly similarities to what's quoted from the recent HP book and some of the rituals and/or belief systems of the satanists mentioned in the SW book.

What continues to boggle my mind is the 'pass' and the actual encouragement some in the Christian faith give to the HP fare -- i.e. books and movies. So, here's the latest article I just read, it's a bit long but good. Here's a little bit from the beginning of the article:
"The story of Harry Potter is, and always was, a Christian allegory - a fictionalized
modern day adaptation of the life of Christ, intended to introduce his
character to a new generation."[2] Abigail BeauSeigneur

"The Harry Potter novels... address the need... we have for spiritual nourishment
in the form of edifying, imaginative experience of life in Christ."[3] John Granger

"Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil..." Isaiah 5:20

"The story of Harry Potter is an allegory," observed Peter, a former temple-master in an occult order. "It is written and packaged to look like fantasy when, in truth, it is a carefully written true description of the training and work of an initiate in an occult order." Peter continues, "...everything Harry does is an extension of his belief system. His foundation is in magic through will. The concept that magick is an extension of will
is a foundational occult truth and is diametrically opposed to the Christian concept of will where every born again believer’s individual will is brought into submission under Christ."[4]

And a personal comment I'd like to make, is that I am not necessarily wanting to 'point fingers' or engage in name-calling over this. I'm certainly not 'miss Super Christian' or anything. But, having spent several years studying and trying to believe in the 'new age' mindset, (because I was a lost sheep) I may be a bit more sensitive to the buzzwords and all of that than others. It can really mess with your thinking; and worse besides. I'm sure many of those folks are sincerely misguided and/or deceived, and don't realize it. I guess that's what deception means, eh? But I suspect there are others who are not at all deceived, and are in fact wolves in sheep's clothing -- so we need to be alert and pray for those who are sincerely deceived.

And just to get a plug for EFT in, I could suggest that if my recent articles about HP bring up some negative emotional turmoil -- tap on it! Once those feelings are soothed with EFT, it'll be much easier to hear the 'still small voice' of the Holy Spirit, and/or to really discern what is Truth.

At any rate, it's a good article, check it out here.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Harry Potter and the assault on Christianity

Ok, I know I said that the piece I did on the Biblical Christianity blog and Harry Potter would likely be the last piece that mentioned Harry Potter. Well, I was wrong, kind of. I figured there was a possibility I'd do another one, and here it is.

I just read an excellent article about HP, and it says basically everything I'd say on the topic. Probably better than I would. I'll throw a few sentences below, otherwise I highly recommend the entire article, here.
I've even heard some Christian parents express delight that the Harry
Potter novels have sparked reading interest in their hitherto
literarily indifferent offspring - the implication being that content
doesn't matter as long as kids are reading something. Could a similar
case be made for reading pornography?

In the context of occult literature and cinema, Harry Potter is
relatively soft-core, but its sanitized portrayal of the black arts
arguably makes it more potently subversive. Interest in the occult
incited by getting caught up in the Harry Potter phenomenon is likely
to carry over into deeper exploration.
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The Infinite Supply of the Lord

I'm reading an excellent article, which really speaks to some current issues in my life. Particularly in this EFT endeavor. And one paragraph also answers one thing I've been asking for months -- in regards to using Dr. Pat Carrington's 'Choices Method'. The article is a bit long, but worth reading because it has some great stuff in it. Here's a quote from the article that I wanted to share here:
We are always looking at the need when we should instead look to
the Lord. Whether we have much, or whether we have little, is of no
concern at all. Here is a need. The Lord has compassion on the
multitude and wants us to feed them. So we take inventory of what we
have and find only a few loaves and fishes. Let us bring that to the
Lord and lay it at His feet. Since what the Lord is asking is beyond
what we can do, we can and should expect a miracle. Indeed, that is why
He puts us in impossible situations.

When confronted with such a circumstance we should remember
that if we have the Blessing of the Lord then He can multiply what
little we have and will even give us "twelve baskets" remaining. But
without the Blessing of the Lord, "two hundred pennyworth of bread is
not sufficient for them to even taste a little" (John 6:7). So the
issue is never what we have or what we are doing, but rather, do we
have the Lord's blessing? With the Lord's Blessing we have Infinite
Supply. Practically speaking, it means instead of trying to convince
the Lord to bless what I want to do or what I think needs to be done, I
should find out first what the Lord wants to BLESS and do THAT instead.
Remember, "Jesus already knew what He was going to do" (John 6:6b).
Thus, we pray, "Not my will, but Your Will be done; not my kingdom, but
Your Kingdom come." And then we enjoy the Lord's Blessing on our work.

Since I don't always know if what I'm doing or asking for is His will, in the context of using something like 'The Choices Method', I would pray first that if I'm tapping for a choice that I'm unsure of, that the Holy Spirit speak to me clearly if it is not His will, or if perhaps I'm close but He's ready and willing to do better. I've recently been brought around to discovering, that I've been so afraid of doing it 'wrong' and then getting 'punished' that I've somewhat paralyzed myself. I'm learning I really can rely and trust in Him, which is different that what I learned growing up, listening to the Adversary's lies.

You can read the entire article here.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Where's the discernment?

I didn't add a 'tag' of Harry Potter for this message, since it's hopefully the only message I'll ever post on the topic. But, since the blog topic is spiritual warfare, I have to post something.

I'm flabbergasted. Nearly speechless. It's a good thing I don't need to speak to type this up! I stopped by one of my favorite Christian blogs, which is also on my list of Christian blogs and websites on here. (At least it is as I'm typing this, it may or may not remain on the list, I'll have to pray about it.) And one of the articles is a review of, guess what? The latest Harry Potter movie! Biblical Christianity: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: very spoilery movie review

What's wrong with this picture? On that blog, he says: "PS — I really don't want to spend too much time on the "how-can-a-Christian-read/watch-Harry-Potter?" thing. If you want to read more along those lines, you might try here." and therefore I figured I'd spend some time on that question here on my own blog.

Here's my question: isn't Harry Potter all about 'magic', 'witchcraft' and 'wizardry' ?? How on God's green earth can ANY Christian think that it's just harmless, imaginary fun? I wasn't raised in 'the church', and spent some time in the 'new age' type beliefs, and came to Christianity by way of studying this topic of spiritual warfare, and I can guarantee you that Harry Potter is all about using demonic powers. Have I read any of the books? No! I've heard enough about them to know what they're about and I won't spend what little money I have on something so unGodly. I'm actually a big fan of the local library, and I wouldn't check one of the HP books out of the library, either. (In case anyone cares, I am reading a book by Ravi Zacharias called 'The Real Face of Atheism' right now, from the library. I'm becoming one of his newest fans, but I digress...)

That's basically my take on it, and perhaps I'll post a message or two backing that up, with some messages on witchcraft and / or deliverance from demonic spirits, from those who have had involvement in the occult and who have then come out of it. In fact, the video I linked a few days ago is a case in point. This is not harmless or wholesome fun for the kids. It just boggles my mind that a preacher of the gospel would take his children to see a Harry Potter movie in the name of 'family entertainment'. It's just so easy to compromise or justify a little here and a little there, and before you know it you're doing more to serve the dark side than the Lord. I'm not saying that's the case here, but it's a slippery slope. I pray for discernment and that I'm not deceived, and that those who have been deceived be brought back to the truth of His light. In Jesus name, amen.

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Saturday, July 7, 2007

Addressing Christian concerns about EFT

I had an idea this morning to possibly start a new blog, specifically for EFT and Christians practicing EFT. This blog will remain my own -- but I had the idea of opening the other blog for a variety of others to post messages and/or links to their web sites, etc.

I thought it might be a good idea to do a web search using the terms EFT and Christian, and came across this article on the web site, but it's by a man named Larry Nims who offers something called BSFF (Be Set Free Fast), which is an offshoot of EFT. I think I have Larry's manual somewhere, I'll have to dig it up and take another look at it. I prefer the physical tapping, it works best for me. Though sometimes my fingers hurt and I firmly rub the tapping points rather than tap, it works that way too. In a pinch I'll do imaginary tapping which is almost as good. I'm getting off on a tangent -- back to this article.
He writes: "As such, I have no problems with any treatments that involve the use of the subconscious mind (in the form of EFT, BSFF, hypnotherapy, medicine, chiropractic and many other practices that are dedicated to helping people).

When ethical, experienced, conscientious and skilled professionals who are working in their areas of expertise apply any method, God can and does use them "for good to those that are the called, according to His purpose."

I don't completely agree with him, see my other post about psychology. I particularly would be very cautious about hypnotherapy (aka hypnosis), unless you really know and trust the hypnotist. One of the 'fruits of the spirit' is self-control -- and with hypnosis you're basically handing that control over to the hypnotist. Here's something he says that I agree with completely, at least in regard to my use of EFT:

"They can also remove subconscious blocks to "fervent and effectual prayer," to knowing God, hearing from and obeying God, and being fully available to God. These blocks, I believe, are programmed into us from birth by "the prince of the power of the air" (Satan)who holds sway over our cultures and our world." and "This includes removing the strongholds and bondages that the enemy has set up in our conscious and subconscious minds, our emotions, our bodies, and our spirits. That is what Energy Psychology therapies helps us to do, and what it teaches people to do for themselves.

EFT and BSFF does not make anyone do anything new or different. It simply sets them free to have a true choice about things that previously have been operating on "automatic pilot" under the control of their subconscious mind. In other words, they are freer to hear from and to follow God's leading in their life."

He then goes on to discuss the devil's programming in our subconscious. It's a good article, check it out.

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Friday, July 6, 2007

Video - The devil inside

This is an excellent video that is right on-topic, since it deals with the demonic.

I tried to use the feature 'send to a friend' and it didn't work for some reason, so I hope that link works. I know there's also ways to 'imbed' videos on a blog, I'll have to study my 'complete idiot's guide' some more, soon.

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Kim Clement prophesy somewhat fulfilled

I posted a message back on May 23rd while reading an article about Kim Clement being a 'new age' prophet. I'm still on the fence about that, I have to look at scripture a bit more on the topic. I know there's a passage about a prophet saying things that come to pass and THEN telling you to follow another God being a test -- and that you are NOT to use the pretext of a fulfilled prophesy as a reason to follow another God.

This speaks to the subject, from Deut. 18:21-22 (KJV) "And if thou say in thine heart, How shall we know the word which the Lord hath not spoken? When a prophet speaketh in the name of the LORD, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him."
And of course there are also many false prophets mentioned in the Old Testament. I also know that some prophesies require the fullness of time before you can say it wasn't the truth. But IF someone is being blatantly unscriptural and/or won't repent if such a thing is pointed out to them, then obviously that's not a good thing.
But, there was a prophesy fulfilled recently, so I wanted to be fair and post something here about it. On Jan. 14, 2006 Kim said that Hillary Clinton would credit her faith with saving her marriage. I read the prophesy on his website sometime after that. Following is the link to his website: (Jan. 14, 2006 - Orlando FL)

On June 6th, 2007 there was an online article about an interview with all of the Democratic candidates about their faith, and Hillary did indeed credit her faith with saving her marriage. I don't see that the entire prophesy has come true, since it also says something about God having dealt with her heart not to be President of this Nation -- and yet, she's running for the 2008 nomination. (I recall at that time she was making noises that she wasn't going to run, so who knows? And if anyone cares, I repented of being a Democrat around 1995 and now lean more Libertarian / Republican / Constitutional parties since I don't believe a person can put their faith in God, and in the State - i.e. socialism, which is what the Democratic party has become. At the time it was a general distaste for the hypocrisy I saw in the party.)

There are some other prophesies he's made that I'm praying do come to pass, since they're far more optimistic about the happenings in the USA than what I see happening right now. I'll post it here if or when they do.

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Saturday, June 16, 2007

Some 'word faith' comments

I'm reading an article about Joyce Meyer and the 'word faith movement'. I watched and enjoyed some of these preachers, and quoted from a couple of Joyce Meyers' books in my booklet. But I didn't know then that some of their basic beliefs or doctrines were so unscriptural, so I'll probably have to change a small bit of my booklet in that regard. (Particularly the section about what you speak.)

So here are some of the troublesome beliefs or doctrine in a nutshell, from the article linked above:

  1. God creates by using His faith through the power of spoken words.
  2. Man is a “little god” capable of creating in the same fashion as did God.
  3. Man,
    through faith-filled words, creates or causes to come to pass that
    which is spoken. Thus by one’s spoken words health/healing and
    wealth/prosperity are created.
  4. Jesus earned our redemption, not on the cross, but in hell.
My response to these is as follows.

1. I don't know how God creates, He's God and I'm not. I know the Genesis account says that 'God said, let there be light' and there was light and he saw that it was good, etc. But I'm pretty sure it is more than just spoken words, as we know it, that He uses in creation.

2. While it's obvious man has some creative ability, I think it might be more proper to say we have some focusing ability, and the ability to push things around that have already been created; but in the end God is the Creator.

3. My current opinion is that you can't have 'faith-filled words' if there's emotional turmoil or conflict. More on this in another post, probably, and when I update the booklet. I think there's more 'power' in the emotion than in the actual spoken words. Something said in anger can have quite a different impact than something spoken in a neutral emotional state. But it still ties into focus AND that God is the Creator.

(In the Law of Attraction arena, it's generally referred to as 'the Universe' -- but 'the Universe' is basically neutral and uncaring and generally impersonal, whereas the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is both caring and personal.)

4. This one I hadn't heard any of the 'word faith' preachers preach, or I'd have turned them off immediately. One could only preach and/or believe that if they hadn't read the Bible and/or didn't believe it is the Word of God.

So I want to go on the record as saying (typing) that I believe that the Holy Bible is the Word of God, and I believe that Jesus / Yeshua is His only begotten Son, born in the flesh and rose again from the grave on the 3rd day. I believe all of the 'essential doctrines of the Christian faith'.

I believe that the Holy Spirit is for today and didn't leave believers high & dry after the Apostles died. But I've never spoken in tongues and have never seen or heard anyone (really) speak in tongues, but that doesn't mean there aren't those who do.

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Thursday, June 7, 2007

Sound vibrations and effect of 'Sacred' language

I have a couple of other posts I'm thinking about, and there is more coming on the 'lie vs the truth.' Really. I just do so much typing at work that I don't feel up to much typing during the week. (Certainly a 'tappable issue'! I'm not sure one can live on this planet and run out of tappable issues!?) But before then, I'm again reading a new article on Spirit Daily about sound vibrations and their affect on water. Apparently they also discovered that there was earlier research using musical instruments and sand or other materials, and I'll quote from the article:

It comes to our attention that years ago -- in fact, back in the 18th century -- a musician-physicist named Ernst Chladni (who was born the same year as Mozart, and died the same year as Beethoven) discovered that when he drew the bow of a violin against the edge of flat plates covered with sand, it produced geometric patterns. Physical sounds, it was shown, affected physical matter.

In 1967, a Swiss doctor named Hans Jenny took up Cladni's work and demonstrated that when he vibrated plates at various frequencies and amplitudes, he generated various patterns. He called the science of this "cymatics." And beautiful indeed were the forms.

Using iron filings, mercury, thick fluids, plastic-like substances, and gases, he demonstrated a visible effect.
Most looked like concentric patterns and mazes. The fascination was in how geometric they were -- how similar to the designs of man.

And I thought I'd add that, while I was writing my booklet, and even now, I have a feeling of some incomplete 'revelation' about our words or what we say and speak. I put something in my booklet about it and pointed to a book by Joyce Meyer, but I know there's more that I just don't quite understand yet. It's a process. Here's something from Psalm 119 that jumped out at me recently, that sort of fits in here:

psalm 119:13 (KJV) - 'with my lips have I declared all the judgments of thy mouth.' and v72 - 'the law of thy mouth is better unto me than thousands of gold and silver.'

I'd say it's very interesting and there's more to follow, as my understanding unfolds. Here's a link to the article.

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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Psychology, or Demons at work?

I'm again reading an article on Spirit Daily about a split between believers in psychology and those who believe that demons can cause many mental maladies.

I haven't even finished the article yet, but since my booklet mentions and is somewhat related to psychological issues -- I wanted to share something additional about the article I posted a few weeks ago about schizophrenia. I mentioned in the post, linking to an article by a man who was delivered from a schizophrenia demon; that I believed it was the Holy Spirit (or Holy Ghost for you KJV fans out there) at work in the article being there when I was commenting on an EFT article on the same topic.

I wanted to share that the topic 'schizophrenia' came up several more times after I posted that, which may or may not be a confirmation of the issue having more to do with the demonic than psychology? What do you think? Does the Holy Spirit send those sorts of confirmations? On April 15th, on the t.v. show Dateline NBC, there was a story about a killer who'd been diagnosed with schizophrenia. (A Mr. Hyde, hmmmm...) Then on April 19th, watching Diagnosis Murder, part of that story line involved someone who was mostly harmless, and spoke in anagrams, that had been diagnosed with schizophrenia. Lastly, I was watching JDM on TBN and Cathy Duplantis made a statement that 'God's not schizophrenic'.

We could also call it the 'law of attraction' at work, too?

Someday I may add some of my thoughts on psychology. Well ok, I'll add them now. I imagine some of it is valuable, (psychology, that is) and if nothing else there are some very caring people in the field. But I think some of the premises are way off, especially in light of what can be done with EFT. And on the spiritual question, many of the 'fathers' of the field were atheists and / or influenced by the demonic themselves. (Do a search on Carl Jung, for instance.) Beyond what I just wrote, I'll wait 'til someone actually asks for my opinion.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Modern Prophets and discernment

I'm reading a good article about Kim Clement being a 'new age prophet'.

I've read some of his prophesies, and have been disturbed that many of them don't appear to come to pass. I get very few 'words' that may be called prophetic, but the few I do get DO come to pass. One example I can think of right now, is a few years ago it was a very dry spring and summer here in Eastern Washington (state). I started praying for rain, on a regular basis, for perhaps a month or so. Then one day I got the message (as a sort of intuition, not exactly audibly but it was clear...) 'you can stop praying for rain, it's on the way.' So I stopped praying and it was perhaps 6 weeks or so before it started to rain, but rain it did.

The point for me is that discernment is so important. I don't want to 'follow' someone just because they say things I like to hear; if they aren't speaking the Truth from God, it's a waste of time, and possibly worse. And when dealing in issues of spiritual warfare, you have to learn discernment, or you're toast.

I'll most likely have more to say in another posting. But it's a good article, I wanted to pass it on.

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Saturday, May 19, 2007

The lie vs the Truth

I haven't posted in a while, it's been a very tiring 3 weeks at my part-time job. I currently work for a maker of postage-meters; and as many of you may know the USPS recently raised postage prices and made it much more challenging to determine the amount of postage to use if one has a piece of mail to send. That meant a large increase in the number of telephone calls from customers. Since I work in a call-center, it was a pretty tiring few weeks. I think the worst is over. Hopefully I can start making a living with this EFT consulting work -- since a job in a call-center is a great place to practice using EFT and developing patience, it's not something I want to do the rest of my life.

Plus, my downstairs neighbor is actually out of town for a couple of days, it's blissfully quiet so I can actually focus for a few minutes. I won't get into that, but the even better news is that the neighbor informs me he'll be moving out around the end of the month. God does listen to and respond to prayer!

Which of course leads me to the topic of today's blog. I mentioned in an earlier entry here that I was getting nudges from the Holy Spirit to put together scripture to counter the list of the lies of the devil, as found in Clint Byar's book 'Devil Walk'. (See also mention of it in my booklet.)

So I've been working on that list, and I'll post messages with 1 or two of those lies and the scripture noted in the book to counter the lie -- as well as a few other passages of scripture I found using keyword searches in e-Sword, that also counter the lie. It was Jesus' method used in Luke chapter 4, and if it was good enough for Him it's good enough for me! Plus it's the 'sword of the spirit' (Eph. 6:17 and Heb. 4:12).

They may also end up in a workbook or as an appendix to the booklet (or both?), but for the moment it's on this blog! The devil's lie will be the first statement, then the other statements will be scripture. I think you can figure it out.

There is no God. (Psalm 14:1)
The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good. (Psa 14:1 KJVA)

Rom 1:19-22 KJVA
(19) Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
(20) For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
(21) Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
(22) Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

Monday, April 30, 2007

What do you know?

Here's another good one from The Elijah List -- it's going to take some chewing on, I think.
A couple of excerpts:
What we know in the Kingdom of God is different than what we know in
the natural realm. In the natural realm you know something exists when
you see it. In the Kingdom you must know something exists when you
don't see it. In 1 John 5:14-15 the Word tells us we can have confidence in God when we ask anything according to His will that He hears us, and if we know that He hears
us, we have what we ask for.

Only when you know something exists in the supernatural can you establish it in the natural realm.
The power to demonstrate God's will flows through the knower. Your knower puts a demand on what is unseen. You can only establish something from the Kingdom of God by what you know.

The Kingdom is Waiting to Come What
you know in the Kingdom is greater than what you know in the natural. What you know in the natural has already been seen. What you know in the Kingdom is about to be seen. You know something exists in the natural because you see the evidence. It's the evidence of what you know that causes you to experience it.
by: Cal Pierce
Healing Rooms Ministries

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Friday, April 27, 2007

Spiritual Warfare Prayers

Here's a link to a website with some prayers, and the beginning of the preface says this: "St. Michael's Prayers for Spiritual Warfare is offered to the General Public as valuable for self-help in dealing Spiritual Warfare issues in one's life."

I haven't (yet) read the prayers, and I'm not Catholic, but I thought this may be helpful. And it's actually related to the topic of this blog! I found it while again reading 'Spirit Daily'.

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White Privilege ? How'd I miss out on that?

I found this article

while visiting, and part of me just can't believe it's for real. Here's a small quote:

The conference, sponsored by, among others, the University of Colorado,
Colorado Springs, serves as an opportunity to "examine and explore
difficult issues related to white privilege, white supremacy and
oppression," according to its Web site.

It makes it more understandable to me that more parents are home-schooling their kids, though I recall there was a certain amount of that sort of thing when I went to school. I'm still trying to learn how to think clearly, as a result. Problem is, I suspect a lot of those who are complaining about all of this so-called 'white privilege' are a lot more 'privileged' than I am, and than most of the people I know. I thought I'd post this here, since the mindset is not unlike the one discussed in 'Unholy Alliance' which I posted about before.

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Thursday, April 19, 2007

Keith Miller: God is Showing Himself Strong

Here's a nice tidbit from the Elijah List,

True freedom is joy! Jesus had joy! Why? Because Jesus was free! I'm telling you, God is releasing revelation of the power of the Blood of Jesus, and the power of the Cross for the believer's life, so that we will refuse to be entangled by anything anymore! Who the Son sets free
is free indeed, and the Holy Spirit is revealing to us that the people of God have received the right to refuse to be bound. We have the right, to refuse to be bound!

What God is after is "transformation of who we really are." He's dealing with mindsets by the renewing of the mind, through the washing of us with His Word, and by setting us free with His truth. As He releases these Kingdom truths in the hearts of believers, we shed those old outlooks and notions of who people say we are, and instead say, "I am who HE says I am, and I can awaken everyday and hear His thoughts toward me!" We've only just begun to see what God can do in and through us! As we Texans like to say, "We ain't seen nothing yet!"
by Keith Miller Stand Firm World Ministries

You can read the whole thing

I could of course add the comment that EFT can help with that transformation! I love messages like this -- thought I'd pass it on.

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Saturday, April 14, 2007


This has to be the Holy Spirit at work -- how else do you explain it? The EFT article I mentioned earlier is titled schizophrenia, and it's from an e-mail I received a few days ago but didn't read until this morning. Then I decided to check out the Spirit Daily web site, and here's an article Titled: “BLAST THAT SCHIZOPHRENIA DEMON OUT!”

Wow! Here's a few quotes, but also read the article! " Glory to God -- revelation
had at long last penetrated my darkened understanding." "
I came out of that prayer more powerful than when I went into it, and I also received an assurance from the Holy Spirit that the evil power was going to get cast out even if I had to do it… and by the end of the day, I would be free." "I challenged the demon’s legal right to be in my life." "I commanded the demon of schizophrenia to leave my life ... "

I'll let you read the article yourself for the rest. God is so good!