I trust that you have been blessed in the Lord. We just finished a powerful weekend service here in London and I hope you were able to watch the Live broadcast if you were not attending.
But as we are about to enter 2013, this month the Lord spoke to me that I must share a special teaching with you in order that you may finish well by the end of this year.
Last week we began the teaching on Voices – the 3 types of voices you can hear and how to be able to discern them.
Remember there are three types of voices that can speak to you:
1) The voice of God
2) The voice of the devil
3) The voice of yourself (the flesh)
Last week we discussed 8 signs on how to hear the voice of God. And today I want to be able to take you a step deeper and discuss the 7 keys on how you can identify when satan or other evil spirits are speaking to you.
Once you begin to practice and learn this amazing wisdom, then nothing will ever be able to stop you. There shall be no more bad decision making in life, no more failures, no more delays, no more confusion, for you will always know the right path to take as you begin to hear and obey the voice from God and ignore the other voices that aren’t.
You ask me, what is the point of this teaching? Because many times you can be thinking that what you are hearing are just thoughts, yet what is actually happening is a conversation taking place. Sometimes it is with God (that was last week’s teaching) and other times it can be the devil.
But if I can tell you the truth, the chances are that 80% of what you have been hearing and thinking it was from God was either the devil or yourself. And that is how you end up in the permissive will of God for your life, by making decisions based on incorrect judgment. You moved when you should have waited. You acted when you should have been still. You rushed when you should have been patient.
So today I want to be able to discuss with you the truth behind hearing demonic voices.
Sometimes you may think you are having a conversation with yourself but it is the devil.
Demonic voices are what lies behind suicide bombers, all mental illnesses, and people who make decisions that always end up turning to be a disaster.
Demonic voices can come in different forms:
- They can come in the form of a person (So-called Friends with a lying spirit, prophets with a lying spirit, to decree you to your destruction – 1 Kings 22:20)
- They can come while you are asleep, injecting voices to affect your decisions – Job 4:12-21
- They can come through thoughts, hearing voices in your mind that you think are yourself but they are demonic
- They can come through psychotic voices – major cause of mental illnesses (schizophrenia, bi-polar, depression)
Today we want to know, What are the 7 Keys that you can know the devil or other evil spirits are speaking to you?
1) Doubt, fear & Discomfort
Anytime you hear thoughts that cause you to have doubt, be afraid or feel discomfort, know right away that that is from the devil. Don’t entertain those thoughts, nor try and negotiate it, but immediately refuse and cast those thoughts down.
2 Tim 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
Don’t allow thoughts of fear & doubt to reside within you. But immediately take authority over them and cast them down before they become a stronghold.
2 Cor 10:3-5 For 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 strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
2) Through conflict, restlessness and lack of peace
When you hear a voice that always want to stir anger in you, causing you to create chaos and uneccessary conflict with others. It causes jealousy and anger within you towards innocent people, causing you to pick up a fight for no reason. God has called us to live at peace with one another as much as possible, not to stir up extra trouble. Allow God to deal with your enemies, not you.
James 3:14-18 But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish. For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work. But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.
3) Questioning & Wondering
Rom 14:23 And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin.
Suddenly you find yourself questioning and wondering if it is from God. You can be offered a golden opportunity but then you wonder if it is from God or not and you pull off. It causes a lot of delay & confusion for you are not sure of the way forward.
4) Lack of clarity & confusion
1 Cor 14:33 For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.
If you hear a voice and there is no clarity, you begin to feel pressure, then realize it is not of God. Whether it’s a job, business deal, relationship, etc., if there is no clarity then back away.
5) Negation of the Lord’s command
When you hear thoughts which question scripture. Wondering if that word is really true and that the Bible is just a book not the Holy word of God. Satan will say the exact opposite of what the Word of God is saying in order to snatch that word from you.
You may find people wanting to discuss religion with you, but it is a set up, all they want is to negate the Word of God and put doubt in you.
Luke 4:9-13 And he brought him to Jerusalem, and set him on a pinnacle of the temple, and said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down from hence: For it is written, He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee: And in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone. And Jesus answering said unto him, It is said, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season.
6) Denies the Lordship of Jesus Christ
When you hear voices that try to take away the glory from God; feelings of pride in yourself. “Look at the work you have done!” “You have done it all by yourself!” “See what you have accomplished?” Feeling irreplaceable so that you become cocky and in return God will destroy you. Some used to do very well but they were always boasting and were brought to nothing.
1 Cor 12:3 Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost
7) Always being condemned
Feeling guilty, discouraged, feelings of worthlessness and not deserving of any good. Satan brings up mistakes and sins from the past which have already been forgiven and forgotten by God.
Rom 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
As long as you have repented and are truly sorry then it doesn’t matter what you did, you are forgiven.
1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Child of God, I trust you have been blessed by this teaching. Today I have a special gift to give you for free: It is the full audio teaching on how you can be able to know when the devil or evil spirits are speaking to you. All you need to do is click this link here to download and enjoy.
Next week we’ll conclude our teaching with the 4 Keys for you to know when your flesh is speaking to you. Be sure to tune in this coming weekend for the Live Recording!
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