FROM DEMONIC DISTRACTION
WORSHIP MANIFESTS STRONG DEMONS
years ago the Lord told me He was taking me through some
necessary training, when a warlock was sent as a demonic
plant into our church. He approached the leadership with
the story that he had been kicked out of the church he
had been attending, and it was almost as though our
church was his last resort. The church I was attending
at the time was heavy into grace (unfortunately without
discipline) and so it seemed like the perfect place for
him to "plant."
first time he attended our service, the power of God
came exceptionally strong. I was on the worship team,
and was acquainted with His Presence being quite strong
on the platform. But this day, it was exceptionally
awesome, with waves and waves of His Presence as we
worshipped Him with an increasing climax.
the end of worship, those who wanted prayer were invited
to come forward while we continued to worship. This
fellow came forward. Just as one of our elders reached
out to touch him, he saw a claw like hand so he rebuked
the demon. The demon manifested in the fellow and began
shouting obscenities also pulling his arm back to punch
the elder. The elder caught the arm and began binding
the spirit. With music in the background, most everyone
in the place began binding the devil and commanding the
spirit to let the fellow go. He vomited out several
demonic nests on the carpet. This certainly made a stir.
I can not remember the rest of the service. I doubt if
anyone else could either. The thing that I learned from
that service was that when the power of God is really
strong like that, the demons manifest.
thing I learned became a monument in my faith. This
fellow began attending home meetings. By this time,
everyone knew he was a warlock who confessed that he
wanted to be a Christian. It became quite apparent to
myself and others who had been attending the meetings,
that when this "fellow" attended, the Lord's Presence
was exceptionally strong. Of course, with everyone's
guard up, they were praying more in tongues, and
pressing into the Lord. I began to pray about this
increase of the Lord's Presence, and He gave me this
where sin abounded, grace did much more abound.
told us through experience that His Presence would
abound when we were in the presence of our enemies. We
could anticipate that when the enemy comes in like a
flood, that we can expect the Lord to raise up a
standard of His Spirit against him. This was a wonderful
comfort and encouragement.
enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD
shall lift up a standard against him.
true to form, as we would begin to worship and pray at
home meetings, the fellow would manifest and the
meetings were turning into deliverance sessions, just to
keep the peace. Those who were opening their homes to
meetings did not want their children exposed. Some of
the children began having demonic visitations at night.
The meetings continued to center around this fellow in
one way or another, with everyone trying to "help."
Meetings began to derail.
lesson I learned from this is that the enemy loves
warfare. He will do anything he can to get our attention
off of the Lord and away from worshipping Him. The enemy
is very jealous and wants to be worshipped!
fellow did not stay long with us and eventually ended up
in prison, (since he never did stop taking drugs). When
he got out, he did not return to church, but to the
left, 2 more came with the same manifestations and
attempts to change the focus of the meetings. There were
many lessons the leaders learned about demonic plants
and the importance of boundaries for deliverance in the
Sunday services and home meetings. Personally I think
the most important lesson was the warning to be prepared
and to seek the Lord for a plan.
MAY 2005: I attended a conference and one of the things
they said was that the warlocks were attending their
meetings and waiting until the end of the prayer lines
to go get prayer. This was when the minister's had less
discernment and were tired. The warlocks were getting
deliverance from their demons in order to make room for
a "promotion" of 7 stronger demons to enter.
to Ponder are summaries of His quickened Words}
PONDER: CLOSING THE DOOR TO DISTRACTION
of new believers is coming, whose lives are plundered
through sin, sickness and demonic ruin. You will find
witches and warlocks, converts from other religions,
drug addicts, prostitutes, thieves, sexual criminals,
new agers, gays and lesbians, pedophiles, alcoholics,
and addictions of all kinds. They will bring all their
demons and distractions with them.
supernatural Presence shall be so strong, that it shall
spontaneously deliver some of My prodigal children.
These will be precious jewels whom I have plucked out of
the fires of hell. You will recognize them as you love
them and watch their lives bloom and change under the
water of My loving Presence. They shall grow and blossom
with good fruits and willing hearts. They will be very
passionate to change and grow and to know Me.
will be demonic wolves and goats sent as enemy plants to
be a distraction from My purposes and to wear down the
saints. They will not change. They will argue and
rationalize their way through their rebellions. They
will live an endless cycle of returning to their
rebellious past and then coming again for brief times of
confession and repentance. You shall know them by their
fruits. Where is their focus? Is it on their past or on
Me, the One Who gives them a new beginning with a future
and a hope? And as they struggle, where is YOUR focus?
Are they pulling you into their mire and their focus? Or
are you pressing into My glory, pointing the way towards
Me, knowing those whose hearts are truly turned toward
Me will follow?
Remember, that regardless of whether others are sincere
or not, I chose to shed My blood for every person. I
chose to love them whether they ever love Me in return.
So it is for you, that you learn to love regardless of
said to me, "It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega,
the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain
of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. "He who
overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his
God and he shall be My son. "But the cowardly,
unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral,
sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their
part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone,
which is the second death." (Revelation 21:6-8 NKJ)