Friday, October 15, 2010

Demon Stirrers

There's a subtle profession still lurking in our church today. This profession is called "Demon Stirrers". You're probably wondering what (or who) is a demon stirrer.

First of all, demons are like cock roaches. All it takes is for an individual to allow one to enter their house and they will begin to multiply. Before you know it, an infestation has occurred. In order to get rid of them, some people will purchase a type of spray to use in their home. The spray will have just enough power to stir them up, but it does not destroy their nest. Therefore causing the roaches to only manifest their disorganized and confused state but later they settle back down in their place of safety.

Many years ago, my husband and I attended a special church service. They invited an internationally known prophetess to minister. At that time, I had never heard of her. When she began to minister, I noticed a gentleman behind me as a demon manifested through him. The Holy Spirit urged me to observe the behavior of the man and the prophetess. As my heart began to cry out for the man possessed with that demon, I strongly assumed that the prophetess would use her Authority in Jesus Christ to cast the demon out. I also noticed that she knew the man needed deliverance from the demonic intruder, but instead she continued to verbalized it's presence and had great joy in knowing that the demon had manifested. As she and the congregation were rejoicing, the Pastor ordered the deacons to take the man out of the sanctuary so that he could calm down. I was sad because I knew the man needed deliverance. The prophetess was a demon stirrer--a person who has power to stir up or cause demons to manifest, but cannot cast them out (Acts 19:12-16).

Some of God's children are so gullible to the subtle deceit of the enemy. The enemy is causing them to believe that stirring up demons is the same as casting demons out. Don’t trust every spirit. On the contrary, test the spirits to see whether they are from God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world (1 John 4:1 CJB). On the other hand, the enemy has some of God's children believing that deliverance is not part of their ministry. Do not be naive in this matter. According to the Word of God, every child of God has a deliverance ministry. In other words, throwing demons out of their places of safety is unavoidable to all believers.

Mark 16:17-18 (MB)

"These are some of the signs that will accompany believers: They will throw out demons in my name, they will speak in new tongues, they will take snakes in their hands, they will drink poison and not be hurt, they will lay hands on the sick and make them well."

Dear Hearts, let's continue to strive in Christ Jesus and uproot the kingdom of darkness. Submit or cleave to HIM, Jesus Christ, in every area of your lives; then we will be able to resist the devil and he will flee or run away from us (James 4:7).