READER QUESTION 8/03/10 WHAT TO
DO WITH DEMONIC RHEMA
If a person perceived that
something they saw or heard or a dream, etc was demonic,
would you try to sort out its meaning and pray to bind
it? Would you try to discern where it was coming from,
what door, etc?
Sandy, what do you do? Just bind it
and keep on going? I would want to know what its root
is, why it is there etc. (Maybe that is not necessary,
but rather a distraction. I guess that could open doors
to the demonic too...)
So how would one know if a vision
is a distraction or really something to dig into? Just
over time, by the peace or lack thereof that accompanied
These are good questions and from
my experience there are 2 different kinds of people/
ministries that interpret and apply visions. I know one
church and pastor that is one of the strongest warring
churches I have ever known. They receive all visions,
whether demonic or not and they take everything
seriously and pray over all and war against the
demonic. This was actually the flavor and DNA of that
church, all the way down through their deliverance dept.
For myself, when I see or hear
something demonic I immediately bind it and command it
to shut up and leave in Jesus Name. I don’t listen,
ponder a meaning or give it any attention at all. I was
trained as a warrior and learned that life and the Lord
radically intervened and turned me into a lover
instead. It doesn’t mean I let down my warrior reflex
even a tad, but it means that my focus, my attention and
passion is totally and completely in the opposite
One of my favorite testimonies is
when the devil appeared to Smith Wigglesworth and he
opened his eyes and said, "Oh its only you." Then he
turned over in bed and went back to sleep.
I remember one vision the Lord gave
me about this. I was lifted up and I saw a scene that
was quite revealing. It was like a circle of different
groups of people. On the outside, I saw all these
witches sending in curses. And I saw a ring of warriors
that were facing the witches head on. These warriors
had their backs to an inner circle. In the inner
circle, there were a bunch of people facing IN towards
one Person. Jesus was mingling among them and
ministering to them. I heard the Lord tell me not to
mind what was going on outside of the circle.
I live my life to attain an open
porthole/heaven where I will not see or hear the
demonic. It is my daily passion to keep heaven in and
hell out. My husband is in the same place and heart.
We have had this pursuit for years and years and years.
Once you begin to flow in what is available in the Lord,
it is agonizing to go back to any kind of compromise
where the devil gets in to the porthole.
Thus it becomes a life
time commitment to live towards the place where we say
the devil has nothing in me and we can walk with heaven
on earth. I fight almost every day to get
there and stay there and keep the demonic doors closed.
John 14:30 NKJV
...for the ruler of this world is coming, and he has
nothing in Me.
Eph 4:27-28 NKJV
...nor give place to the devil.
James 4:7-10 NKJV
Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will
flee from you. 8 Draw near to God and He will draw near
to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your
hearts, you double-minded. 9 Lament and mourn and weep!
Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to
gloom. 10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord,
and He will lift you up.