Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Deliver Us from Evil....

Sometimes I wish I had the time to blog about every daily God encounter, the little and the big things that God does never cease to AMAZE me. The last few weeks have been intense, to say the least. For some reason at UCLA we have encountered multiple demonic encounters, just in the last two weeks I've had to pray for three Christian students who were suicidal, one demonic exorcism lasted from 12am-6pm in a dorm room, I don't want to get into the details of what manifested but it was as serious and real as what Jesus encountered in the Gospels. The student was set free by God's grace by the morning and it just made me realize more and more, how real this battle between good and evil is. Demons are real. God is real. Yet, many times we live through life as if the spiritual realm does not exist (Eph 6:10-18). I know these demonic occurrences are going to occur more and more as the days come, this is what the Holy Spirit forewarned in my heart the morning after the six hour demonic deliverance. At 9:30am, three hours after the deliverance, we had a team meeting and one of our leaders pulled out the LA times and on the front cover it read "UC Campuses do not know how to respond to the rising cases of student suicides and mental illness" It was a confirmation. That day, I received another call from another campus minister who had a student who was suicidal. My heart breaks just thinking about this. How we as disciples of Jesus have the power and authority to cast out every demon (Mark 16:18, Luke 10:19) yet many of us do not know the power we posses to set the captives free. There are so many in the church and outside of the church who are bound, broken and dying on the inside, literally "bound" by demonic influences. Yet, we just send them to counseling or give them pills. I don't play down medication or counseling, but some of our most loved are literally in chains trying to kill themselves, and I'm asking God that He equip and raise up believers who will deliver the oppressed in the power of the Spirit. Christ has given us power to proclaim Good News and set the imprisoned free from the stronghold of the enemy, we must pray...

oh God raise up an army across this nation of young men and women who know who they are in Christ, the power and authority they posses in Your name to cast out every demon, to bring deliverance to the captives and who will love fiercely and fervently those who are hurt till they are made whole. Jesus You came to destroy the works of the Devil (Acts 10:38) let us do the same in this generation. People are dying, hurting, blinded and bound by the enemy and God we ask NO MORE, not my friends, not those You love, do something Lord, fill us with all boldness to go out and declare FREEDOM for the captives in Your mighty name Lord. Equip workers Lord of the harvest (Luke 10:2) raise up teachers who will be faithful to equip and send out workers to bind up the enemies and fill our campuses, our communities, our nation with freedom in Christ. Do not let us be ignorant of the enemies schemes Lord, let Your church at this hour rise up in victory and walk in wisdom. This generation needs the church to walk in the authority you have given it, so bad, there are many dying and they need the church to be what you created it to be, your hands, your mouth, your feet.

I pray this, I write this, because I really do pray that we would recognize the seriousness and reality of the spiritual war we are in. That life is not what meets the eye, if we ask God to open our spiritual eyes, to open the eyes of our hearts (Eph 1:17) we will recognize that we are called to be deliverers on this earth, to do the works of Jesus Christ, just as He did, not for show, but for love, not for play, but for purpose (John 14:12) We can no longer be ignorant of the enemies devices, we can no longer depend on natural and human solutions to demonic problems, we must exercise our authority as Christ representatives to destroy every single work of the Devil. We must, we must, we must. Souls are bound, dying, even Christians are bound and trying to commit suicide, I encountered multiple cases in just the last few days, another one, a believer, just got out of the hospital today and I am just grieved, and at the same time asking God that we truly learn to love the broken, those hurting around us and to preach the GOOD NEWS that Christ has set all free from the power of the enemy, not just in the next life but in THIS LIFE. It is real, it is true, it is truly GOOD NEWS that we know and preach. Oh God do something. Break every student who is suicidal, depressed or bound free from the lies of the enemy across this nation, on every campus especially I pray on campuses Lord. Protect Your church, your children and grant your servants all boldness to administer the resurrection power given through Christ.

I wrote the below to prepare our Passion Church network at UCLA for the coming spiritual warfare that will be encountered in days to come, may it prepare you also, it is crucial also that we join with thousands across this nation in the 40 days for 40 years prayer and fasting initiative (www.thecall.com), something is shifting and shaking in the spiritual realm over our nation right now, demons are trembling for the kingdom of God is at hand, for some are only cast out through radical prayer and fasting, this is serious, let us pray and contend for His kingdom to come in this critical hour...

Dear PC family,

Some of you may have heard about the demonic deliverance encounter Tuesday night that went on in the dorms from midnight to 6am, we praise God that our sister in Christ was delivered from the attack and oppression of the enemy.

At 6am, when the deliverance was over I was walking back to the car with Mike and Caleb, I then heard the Holy Spirit say to me, "this demonic occurrence tonight is just the beginning of many more demonic deliverance's on colleges in the coming days"

I was alarmed at this word and began to pray Luke 10:2b asking the Lord of the harvest to raise up more workers who are equipped to cast out demons and set the oppressed free. When we had our 411 meeting at 9:30am, we told Neil he then showed us the front page of the Los Angeles times on Wed stating "UC campuses not able to respond to the rising mental health issues and suicidal students" ...we all knew this was a confirmation. Later a major campus fellowship director who is more conservative on these issues called me and asked for immediate help to pray for a student in their fellowship that is suicidal and manifesting abnormal behavior patterns.

I write this so that we would NOT be ignorant of the enemies devices. These demonic manifestations are rising simply because the kingdom of God is advancing at UCLA and campuses nationwide.

"But if I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, surely the kingdom of God has come upon you" Matt 12:28

We know the kingdom of God is near as demons fret, react, and are cast out in Jesus name. It is not by accident that we had our all day training last Sunday on spiritual warfare and demonic deliverance and these occurrences were happening increasingly this week. It is imperative that we go to the leadership trainings so we can be equipped to deal with demonic encounters, I would encourage you all who attended to pass on the teachings to others you know to prepare them for what is to come.

Please make sure:

1. Daily pray on the full armor of God (Eph 6:10-18, use the prayer on the note sheet from the training)

2. Get rid of any objects, things or materials in your room that are not glorifying to God and could open a door for the enemy to have influence (ie: books, clothing, jewelry, artifacts, pictures, especially objects or paraphernalia from other countries) pray over your room to discern and dedicate it to God by inviting the presence of Holy Spirit. (Acts 19:18-20)

3. Pray in the spirit on all occasions (stay in a attitude of constant prayer, pray in the spirit often Romans 8:26-27, 1 Cor 14:5,18, 1 Thess 5:16-18)

4. Don't focus on "spiritual warfare" but focus on Jesus the Victor over all the power of the enemy. Greater is He that is in you than He that is in the world.

A. Yet we must be alert and ready to stand (Eph 6:10) and utilize the power and authority given to us by God thru Christ.


A few good books on How to Cast out Demons to gain understanding and to be readily equipped to minister deliverance. I also write a chapter on demonic deliverance in my new book focusing on warfare on campuses, let us pray, prepare and proclaim the power of the Cross!

1. Listen to Me Satan, Carlos Anacondia

2. How to Cast out Demons, Doris Wagner

3. Defeating Dark Angels, Charles Kraft

4 Comments:

At 5/31/2007 09:21:00 PM , Blogger Luke said...

What's crazy is that during Nyack a lot of my guys began seeing angels and demons and are now stirring up their intercessory giftings and understanding that the battle is already won when Jesus is in control. And it's totally like Ephesians 6:10-18...this thing is real...and about to blow open, exposing the enemy and allowing the glory of God to shine through.

 
At 6/02/2007 05:45:00 PM , Anonymous Judy said...

use RAP worship is good but I will not...

 
At 6/05/2007 07:51:00 AM , Anonymous Judy said...

Can I have your msn?

 
At 6/07/2007 04:13:00 PM , Anonymous nameless said...

Delivering the Captives
by Alice Smith (for renouncing and deliverance)

http://www.prayerbookstore.com/product_info.php/cPath/14_17/products_id/126

The Worship Express
by Terry Macalmon (The first album by Terry Macalmon that has children) Very very anointed.

http://www.terrymacalmon.com/shop25/item-detail.cfm?ID=CD109&storeID=3

 

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