CASTING OUT DEMONS: Blessed Are the Meek
Meekness is the open doorway to deliverance from demons.
God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble. Remember the woman with the daughter vexed with a demon who cried out loud to Jesus? He called her a dog. A female dog is in our present day language is “the B word.” She replied with a humble response by saying “even the dogs eat the crumbs from under the master’s table.” Implicit in her response was her faith that Jesus Christ “is the Master,” and that deliverance is for EVERYONE.
So the person seeking deliverance from demons must be meek or he or she will be “humbled”by the demonic torment and oppression put upon them.
Some people who have demons really don’t want the Lord.
“They simply want to be free of the torment. So if demons are cast out, nothing in them will be changed. There is such a thing as “fake fruit.” I am sure that you have at one time been fooled by plastic or rubber fruit sitting in a bowl as the center piece on a dining room table. Sometimes These plastic replicas look even better than the real thing from a distance. However, up close, you can see that there is no life in fake fruit. This is also true of fake spiritual fruit. Take for example the fruit of meekness or humility. Those who are “fake”, may appear to have a lack of self-confidence. However, at the root of their apparent meekness may be compulsive modesty. In such instances, the captive’s pattern is to overlook his own viewpoint,suggesting that the thoughts and ways of others are more reliable than his own.
False humility of this kind will lead the captive to not feel safe unless a significant other in his life will protect, defend, advise or nurture him. In such cases, the captive loses the capability to take responsibility for his own life. False meekness also manifests itself when professing Christians who have low self concept develop techniques and processes whereby the self is placed in the background by losing self-regard. In an attempt to avoid anger at all cost, the captive will repress hostility and will become self-effacing. Some captives will merely adjust their behavior to adapt to the stronger personality, while others will allow their personalities to be changed by stronger people. People like this are often wrongfully perceived as having the fruit of meekness.
Each stronghold will create a specific fear or doubt as well as an accompanying pride system that will be difficult to break through. Christians so bound, will often attribute their strongholds to demons, when in actuality, casting out a demon will not bring any lasting relief. This is because the stronghold is embedded in the captive’s personality and is therefore a stronghold in the soul. In cases where there has been little to no personality change, it will seem as though deliverance has failed when in reality, the root of the problem was not so much demonic as it was “soulical.”Casting out demons may bring a momentary sense of freedom or joy. Even so, a substantial, solid deliverance is one where the fruit of true meekness has been planted and nurtured.
Since meekness is the doorway to blessing, any captive in need of deliverance must become poor in spirit. (Matthew 5) To be poor in spirit is to be emptied of one’s character defects. Deliverance will empty the captive from demons, but these demons and others will ultimately return if the conditions that provided them a safe haven still remain. Therefore, my job as a bearer of the word of God is to seek the help of the Holy Spirit to sensitize a conscience that has been hardened by the pride of life. Meekness is manifested when the captive comes to the realization that his thoughts are not as high as the Lord’s thoughts, nor his ways higher than the Lord’s ways. I do not cast out demons from people whom God has not humbled. I can recognize them. They wander from one deliverance worker to another. When they get to ME, they want to instruct me as to what THEY believe their problems are, what demons they have, how the demons should be cast out, etc. etc. etc. I say “Good bye!”
Continual brokenness before the Lord Jesus Christ will sustained you with a simple, yet a profound truth and it is this. “Whatever does not originate in your inward parts—in your spirit—will not bring you life.” In this regard, I have learned through personal experience that false or counterfeit spirituality may appear to produce a beneficial result but it cannot grant authentic, lasting, resurrection life. I have entered into the Lord’s rest because I myself have labored by the revelation of the Holy Ghost. No more vain strivings for success according to man’s standards. If I speak no more for the remainder of my life, I will remain satisfied. For with the”THE NEW IDOLATRY, I believe that I have declared more than a mouthful.
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