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,