I thank God for making me a bondservant. One thing I always reflect on is that He is the God of second chances, as in my demonic, devil-worshipping days I used to live in a community that had buildings; I thank God that out of those buildings, Jesus Christ knew my address. Grace and mercy were shone upon me that night and I was set free.
I thank Jesus for the divine appointment in bringing Raoul Davis and Leticia Gomez of Ascendant Group into my life, for this wonderful connection, and for allowing Raoul to tune in that morning to a Christian TV show featuring my story. I am blessed that God prompted his heart to contact me. Raoul is a true man of God and a man who is real and genuine in his own life.
I have been very blessed to know him. I send my deepest appreciation and thanks to Destiny Image and the staff for allowing me to be part of a precious family and such an awesome legacy. I am grateful and thankful for a lifetime. Special thanks to the many churches that I have been privileged to minister in. I am grateful to God for these precious open doors. Apostles Alexander and Sandra, thank you for being so good to me and genuine in your walk with the Lord.
I am beyond grateful to be sitting in Times Square Church for the past twelve years and for being under such an awesome ministry that sustains me spiritually. I am always grateful for the three years I was blessed to be mentored by Pastor David Wilkerson. I miss you, Pastor Dave, and one day I will see you again. I am deeply grateful for Denise Loffredo, for being such an amazing woman of God and taking up the challenge of typing out this precious book and handling the spiritual warfare that came with it. A special thanks to Denise. I want to thank Angie Kiesling; she is my best friend and my editor.
I thank God for her ministry, The Editorial Attic editorialattic. Thank you, Angie, once again. I thank God for his ministry and for bringing us together to destroy the kingdom of darkness through spiritual warfare and deliverance; for us teaming up together, and for collaborating with me to create an incredible chapter in this book to set the captives free. You are a special brother in Christ for life. To my daughter, Amanda, whom I love with all my heart. You have grown to be a beautiful young lady. I am privileged and feel special and humbled to be your dad. I know that God is going to do incredible things through your life.
You are special in every way. I say this once again: out of all the daughters in the world, I thank God every day that He gave me you. She is a gift from God. Having a mom like her is like finding a precious pearl. My brothers, George and Stock, you are precious and awesome in every way possible. I am so blessed to have you as brothers. I see the hand of God upon your lives.
I am amazed at the blessings of God for giving me jewels on the earth: precious Israelites, Jewish Messianic brothers. I have an incredible love for Israel, deeper than the love I have for my own country, Puerto Rico, which I love as well. I also thank Nate Binger for an incredible website. I am indebted to the Jewish people for giving us Yeshua, the Savior. I thank God for these precious men. I am doing a life sentence with Jesus Christ, and I want no parole. Thank you, Jesus. I cared about what he wanted and I never judged him. Because I never rejected him.
Maybe the last humanist. Who in their right mind, Kevin, could possibly deny the Twentieth Century was entirely mine? You gotta keep yourself small. Be the little guy. Look at me: underestimated from day one. Unfortunately, anyone falling for this type of logic is susceptible to Satan. Ultimately, these cases prove to be a test for Lomax as, at the end of the film, John Milton reveals himself to be Satan. Imagine no longer. In my first book, I told the story of how I was trained to be the third- ranked high priest of a Satanic cult in New York City—casting powerful witchcraft spells and controlling entire spiritual regions.
But what started as a long spiral into the underworld ended, thankfully, in a miraculous encounter with Jesus Christ that changed the course of my life. I preach and speak from experiences that People from all ethnic backgrounds dabble in the occult and fall victim to this Satanic underworld. Many of them think it is innocent and, trust me, it is anything but.
People often get lured in because many of these cults claim to be based in part off of Christianity, or they promise answers on how to get closer to God. People get sent down a road where they lose themselves, fall under the influence of Satan, and never see the way out. My hope is not only to help Christians learn how to expose and combat Satan, but to help those who are stuck find the pathway out.
Within these pages, I share the teachings I have shared with thousands across the world to inspire them to live sanctified lives, fulfill their God-given destiny, and ensure that their soul spends eternity with God. John was born in Puerto Rico and immigrated to the Bronx with his family as a child.
He was the father of one daughter. In his Satanic mind, if he could control the region, he could control the people. He came conquering like his daddy, the devil: to kill, to steal, and to destroy many. When Jesus walked the earth, He warned us that the devil has a three- pronged mission: to kill, steal, and destroy.
In these pages I want to share with you how to uncover all the different ways the devil tries to invade your life. Together we will explore the reality of spiritual warfare and what it means to be a true soldier of the Cross. This is a war of darkness versus light, good versus evil. Glancing around the classroom in a daze, with the big bright windows and bright yellow-painted walls, what stood out to me that moment was our finest artwork, displayed beautifully on the wall.
Some of the artwork had little green hands, while others featured drawings of family faces or a few stick-figure family portraits. As the teacher asked us this question, one by one, our emotions ran high. Most of the girls agreed on being a nurse or a schoolteacher—or maybe even a ballerina. Surely, that was a fun day in class. Nothing in our young hearts and minds was hoping and believing to become anything evil.
As an ex-devil worshiper, I believe that the day you are born you start to die. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full John NIV. The plan of the enemy, whether you live in the penthouse or in the ghetto, is to distract every step of your life that was predestined by God to get you back home with Him.
There was a discussion in Heaven before He gave you a birth date and sent you into time. The first thing the enemy attacks is your mind. The next move he makes will be to attack your soul. This includes your mind, will, and emotions. He has done this for centuries. He did it with Adam and Eve and with their son Cain, who murdered his brother, Abel. He did it with King Saul, who committed suicide, and with Judas Iscariot, who sold Jesus for thirty pieces of silver and later committed suicide.
And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies [and minds] to God because of all He has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind He will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship Him. Doing this will keep you in the perfect will of God and out of the hands of the enemy, who wants to destroy your life.
If we want to be more than conquerors, reading the Word is not enough. The enemy is clever; he studies each person—their character, their personality, their bad habits, their strong points and weaknesses. Then he sets traps based on all the information he has gathered, whether that person is a believer in Christ Jesus or not. He knows how to wait for the right opportunity to open the spirit realm in your life. This is how he gets that entry point into your life.
The enemy has stolen their characters, their personalities, their will, and emotions because he was able to break them down to nothing and strip them of their identity. The enemy knows how to set you up to take baby steps into the progression of your destruction. One of the most incredible psalms is Psalm Look at what verses 3 and 13 say: Surely He shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet Ps.
In these two Scriptures, the fowler represents the devil. I want to pinpoint his entrapments, which are the lion, the adder, the young lion, and the dragon. These are tools the enemy uses to set you up. The one that is most dangerous of all is the young lion. This entrapment is smooth, under the radar, and it is the one opportunity described that you give the enemy to use against you.
For example, it could be watching porn movies or listening to dirty lyrics on a CD; it could be watching pornography on the Internet. It could also be smoking a marijuana cigarette once in a while. Let me give you the strongest warning someone could ever give you in your life. Satan has a PhD in capturing your imagination. Once he has a hold of that, he then takes control of your life and owns it. In his timing, he will take your life out.
It will become a ripple effect into your family. Why do you think there are so many generational curses, so much sickness, and so much destruction within families? My warning as a watchman on the wall is this: stay away from these things! The devil goes to Hollywood. We watch television celebrities and movie stars and think they are sitting on top of the world. Some of us want to be them; we envy them; we even go so far as to imitate them and look like them. But if people in Hollywood could testify and speak the truth from their hearts, many of them would give anything to switch places with us.
If you look deeply into Hollywood, you can see the face of the devil and how he has so many people in his pocket for a season. These people shine like stars, but look again—the stars are falling. From famous singers to stars of the big screen and small screen television , somehow, somewhere, they have made a pact with the devil. Some of the most famous Latino singers, for example, have reached the heights of success only to end up in a coffin, to be buried in a cemetery in the Bronx.
If I were to name the name of one particular singer, you would know her songs. So the stars in Hollywood are falling. Do you know your neighborhood as a believer in Christ? Demons are assigned to patrol and control your neighborhood: principalities, and junior demons taking orders from them. I want to give you a glimpse into the unseen demonic world.
As an ex-demonic evangelist, I know the ins and outs of that world, how Satan strategically plants strongholds in our neighborhoods, and every day we walk by the strongholds and they become the norm to us. These demonic temples are right in our territory where our families live and our children play.
Many people think Islam is an innocent religion. It is not. These individuals are like sleeper agents until they are pressed to the point to defend their religion; then they manifest, and turn on you and on society. At the carwash where I get my car serviced, 95 percent of the workers are Muslim. From acting nice and genuine, their features change and their body language changes and they start to manifest to another person. Botanicas The botanica is another place, another stronghold where people go to get tarot card readings and buy candles to do witchcraft with. Many people think that botanicas are just a part of the Spanish culture—no harm, no foul.
These shops sell ingredients for the purposes of black magic. Liquor Stores Liquor stores in our neighborhoods are breaking families up through a spirit of alcoholism. This spirit is destroying families, loved ones, friends, and entire neighborhoods, and we do nothing about it. When was the last time we prayed and took inventory of our own neighborhood and claimed it for Jesus Christ and believed God to turn it around? The neighborhoods they are located in are under the control of spirits of lust, immorality, adultery, alcoholism, drugs, murder—the list is long.
You may think you can go out for a night of dancing and innocent fun. Think again. When you head back home, those demons follow you to infiltrate your whole environment. I believe the reason we are put in our neighborhood is to destroy the works of the devil. For that reason and that reason alone, God has given you a place to reside in that particular neighborhood. Many neighborhoods are under a curse of control by demonic forces, by spirits of murder, suicide, poverty, immorality, adultery, and homosexuality, by spirits of insanity that know how to steal your mind, spirits assigned to break up families, spirits of rape, molestation, and so on.
This warning goes out to Christians today. Many of us take it upon ourselves to move on our own understanding, either to another state, city, region, or borough this can be like committing spiritual suicide. We so easily allow the enemy to relocate us. We easily fall into the trap—the trap of the hands of the devil— and become victims instead of being victorious in Christ. This does not only affect you, it affects your family too, chipping away at their purpose and destiny.
You need to come to see that your purpose and destiny are also lined up with the region and the season you are in. It is like trying to clap with one hand. God has a plan and purpose for your life, but so does the enemy. The devil is looking for an opportunity to set us up. He will seduce you with a better place, better school, and better opportunities. So be careful. Pray before you take your next step. The plan he is trying to accomplish is to dismantle you spiritually by placing you in one of his stronghold places, or a neighborhood that he controls. He does this to dismantle you and your family, to destroy or delay the plan that God has for your life.
Who Is Seducing You? I believe every person has two doors in their lives. One of the doors is your mind and the other is your heart. God and the devil are in a battle for the doors of your life. Who owns the doors in your life? I am asking you with an honest heart to reflect on this question: where do you want to spend eternity?
I want to silence the voice of reasoning in your life. Sad to say, in many churches today, instead of listening to the voice of the Holy Spirit, people are captured and held hostage by the voice of their reasoning, which is the voice of the devil himself. He holds our minds and thoughts captive in such a way that brings circumstances and consequences to our Christian walk. These are the entrapments they use to try to succeed over your life. Summary The craftiness of the devil has trapped fallen humanity—and all of modern society—in a gross lie.
Note 1. This tactic is designed to keep a person from the Cross, redemption, and salvation. It progresses from taking their purpose and identity to leaving that person just barely surviving. Listen to these beautiful words of God to each of us: Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations Jer.
One of the reasons He was going to send you down to creation, through a birthday, through a place in time, was to fulfill an assignment. Yet somewhere in a hospital room or wherever you were birthed , the devil assigned a demon to your life, to steal your identity. Today we hear a lot about identity theft, which is when someone steals your social security number, your credit cards, and your bank accounts; we know that situation is a living hell.
It can take months or even years to recover from the damages. Now imagine someone stealing your identity spiritually. This type of damage intertwines with your eternity and determines where you will end up. The devil has been doing this since the beginning of time. Throughout the Bible we read of the lives of men like King Saul, Samson, Esau, Jonathan, and Judas; these are some of the names of people who allowed the enemy to get the best of them.
If we were to discuss the names of people today whose lives the enemy has hijacked—people whose spiritual identities have been stolen—there would be millions of names. The devil is trying his best to steal our identity and the identity of the Church itself. Marriages and Families In my past life as a devil worshiper, I was taught and trained to have no mercy in attacking the family through witchcraft to break their unity and separate them from one another, especially if they were married.
The second thing he hates is the family. Those who work for his kingdom through witchcraft, the occult, and spiritualism such as casting spells are trained to destroy families because the family represents Christ in the Church. If you dismantle the family, you strip it from its true identity.
Let me share something very important here. The devil is OK with so- called families, or people who are involved in homosexuality: Men living with men and women living with women. To teach them a lesson when they crossed the line against us, we would attack their bodies with a spirit of infirmity so they would die; because their identity was already stolen. Workplace Another place demons will attack to destroy and bring chaos to your life is through your workplace.
If you are the man of the house—or the head of the home, as Christians call it—your identity is wrapped up in your ability to provide for your family. Wreaking havoc in this area will break and dismantle your finances, and divide and steal your home. Out-of-control finances will push you to create such a debt factor in your life that it often brings oppression, depression, anger, resentment, and even spirits of suicide into your life. Relationships Through abusive relationships, the devil steals your identity and your self- confidence. He releases a spirit of condemnation on you, a spirit of low self- esteem, and allows a spirit of torment to scorn your mind—to the point that you think nothing is left of yourself.
He also uses improper relationships to introduce you to spirits of adultery and fornication, wrapping you so tight in a web of immorality that only the power of the Holy Spirit can break it.
These are many of the gateways that this monster called the devil uses to steal your identity. I have no respect for him whatsoever. He will take every opportunity to devour and eat away at your true identity. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world 1 Pet.
I want to leave you with a thought. I heard this from a great preacher once. Please examine yourself on the basis of what I am about to share with you. If you have a dozen eggs and two break, how many are left?
Would you then throw away the whole carton? The same is true of your life. Why would you quit and throw in the towel? The point I am trying to convey to you is this: just because two circumstances of your life are not going the way you wanted, but ten circumstances are still good and healthy, why would you want to give up or give in to the enemy and throw your life away? Temptation and Deception: Twin Evils The tools that the devil uses most often are temptation and deception.
Satan has been plaguing the Church of Jesus Christ with these two lies since the beginning of time. But I encourage you, believer, not to fall into these traps. Examine yourself when the enemy is trying to afflict you with these two lies. Hold on to that picture in your heart and mind through faith, and then you will not fall into the entrapments of this loser called the Adversary.
One of the greatest things the enemy does is to cause a person to make a permanent decision based on a temporary situation. Get back to that place, where everything begins and ends in Jesus Christ. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new is here! We are all born with a purpose for our lives from the hands of God—but then the fiery darts of temptation and deception invade our lives. This is the number one setup the devil uses to create strongholds in the life of a Christian.
Sometimes he hooks them into watching Internet pornography by placing little drops of temptation in their mind, or inflames an urge to discover pornographic movies. Sometimes he flashes images in the mind to captivate and seduce the person to their computer so they can fall into that trap.
He plays on their emotions to open a gateway of the mind to have their body react a certain way that will leave the person with a sexual temptation to perform unnatural acts against their own body—acts that are against the will of God. I have encountered Christians who have fallen into the filthy hands of the devil in these situations, and their minds have become so diluted that they confessed that performing pleasurable acts against their own body is not a sin.
That is a lie from the pit of hell! Falling for the Lie The enemy will open portals, or doorways, to bring someone back to their past in their mind, before they were saved, especially if the person was delivered from certain strongholds such as drinking, drug addiction, or fornication, for example. He will use those old strongholds to tempt that person in order to bring them back to that place over and over. This is called premeditated sin. The grace of God should never be taken for granted. Happy Words vs. These churches are not freeing us from broken marriages, from backsliders in our families, from bad soul ties, from generational curses that are never dealt with but are swept under the carpet, because the Church is not discipling us to receive the true freedom we have in the authority of Jesus Christ.
I have heard many times over from brothers and sisters in the Lord that they are led by the hand of demons into situations without realizing they are being set up. Many times the devil sends people our way to destroy our destiny when God warns us to stay away. The Bible is filled with stories we can learn from, about how to stay free from bondages and shackles that lead to bad soul ties. When God gave this young man Jonathan a good soul tie, who was David, instead of cultivating that good soul tie, he kept his alliance and commitment to his dad.
Jonathan felt obligated to go with his father all the way. I can only imagine if Jonathan had done a degree turn and followed David. What would his life have been like? But because of that one bad soul tie, he came to an early death. How can many Christians learn from this, including myself? These are strong warnings that we should never take lightly. The Lord has allowed these warnings to be in His Word for our own protection against the enemy. The devil knows our carnal desires better than we know ourselves. Many times he takes advantage when we give him those opportunities to create bad soul ties.
I say this with a sad heart, but many Christians today, because of the lust of the eyes and flesh and the pride of life, have made some bad decisions instead of agreeing with God. A Divine Partnership Do you know that you are in partnership with God? Do you know that there is a covenant made within this partnership? When you accepted Jesus in your life, you made an agreement to be in a partnership and you made a commitment to keep your end of the deal, to fight the good fight of faith see 1 Tim. The enemy is looking for every opportunity to distort, delay, and even to void your part of the contract.
Many of my brothers and sisters today start strong, but somewhere down the line the demons get a hold of them and sabotage their part of their contract. Truth be told, though, they never kept their end of the deal; Jesus works all the time, and all things work together for good for those who love Him. Warning: who have you tied yourself to: the Cross or the world?
How can righteousness be a partner with wickedness? How can light live with darkness? Or have you been listening to the voice of the devil? Be watchful in your walk with God. The devil is after us nonstop. Many of us are so quick to believe the enemy of our lives over the eternal God, Jesus Christ, who created us—falling hard to the words we speak that are lifeless, that are hurting ourselves, hurting others, and grieving the heart of God. The devil is relentless, but we have the victory in Jesus Christ. Trust in the finished work of the Cross.
If you had the opportunity to ponder your life today and look back and reflect on where you are standing, which highway of life would you enter and what signs were ahead? Which exits did you miss where you were supposed to get off? I believe that if you look hard enough into your journey, you will know that there are two voices trying to direct your path: the voice of God and the voice of the devil.
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Look at how different these two voices are. One voice leads to victory regardless of the potholes you encounter on the highways of life. That other voice brings torment, sickness, confusion, fear, doubt, unbelief, letdowns, entrapments, delays, chaos, oppression, depression, suicide, even sometimes murder in the journey called life. That voice will steal your life away, regardless of who you are. Caution: The Bible tells us that Satan can appear as an angel of light, and increasingly I see him using tactics to mimic the true Light—Jesus Christ— through New Age practices.
If a person continues on this path, the end result will be ugly. This is a form of witchcraft and demonic possession. Ask God to help you discern good from evil. Two Voices in a Garden Let me take you back to the place where it all began—the voice of God comforted Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, where they had His sweet fellowship in their lives, day after day. But an interruption took place in the midst of the Garden, a second voice that was pure poison, and that voice came from the serpent, the devil himself, lying through his teeth.
Prior to this conversation, God gave an order of trust, and told Adam and Eve that they could eat from any tree in the Garden except the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. I believe the reason God allowed this, and gave this order, was to give them freedom of will and build trust between God and man—which brings us into a pure relationship with God, based on those principles.
The devil, in his craftiness, seized the opportunity to turn man against God. How did he do this? That caused the Fall of man, and this has affected us down through the generations; until now, we think we have become like God, making our own decisions. Not only has the Fall decayed our lives and our families, but this entire world, by causing us to play God.
This showed that someone innocent had to die on their behalf, which is a foreshadowing of the coming of the Messiah, Jesus Christ. God already had a plan of salvation in motion. And today, as rebellious people, we have rejected that gift of redemption, and the devil laughs and is still conquering the opportunity for us to not only play God, but to keep spiritual death in humanity. This is how spiritual warfare was born.
God has given the Church the victory against the enemy and his kingdom. Which Voice Will You Choose? Since that day in the Garden, down through the generations, many people have harkened to that voice of Satan. We have played a game to be God, thinking that we can be our own God, knowing right from wrong or good from evil.
I come to bring you good news; there is another voice—the one true Voice—and His name is King Jesus. He is the only way out from any nightmare you are facing today. Life is too short. For what is your life? Take a moment to examine yourself. You only have one life to live. If you knew you had only five years, ten years, twenty years, or even just days left of your life, what decisions would you make? Would you allow the devil to steal your life away?
If you had one trip to make to the Post Office of Eternity and you asked the clerk for a change of address form, which address would you put on the form? Would it be Heaven or hell? I leave you with this thought. I, John Ramirez, was given a second chance after twenty-five years of devil worshiping. If you are reading this chapter, this is your second chance.
This is your second chance. So please fill out this form and choose the way to your new home for eternity. Hell, which was created for the devil and his demons, is a place where you never see your loved ones again. It is a place of lowliness, torment, rejection, and despair—a place where your thoughts will remind you of how many times you rejected the free gift of salvation. In hell, souls are ripped apart by the tormentors, sorrow reigns forever, the smell of death sulfur pervades the atmosphere, and the only song you will ever hear is the wailing and screams of those who are there forever.
There is no hope of ever escaping hell, because of the decisions that got you there. I want to educate believers and teach them how to stay free and out of the grips of the enemy. I would love to help many of my brothers and sisters who are not aware of spiritual warfare prayers. They depend on general prayers in their life to defeat the onslaught and the weapons of mass destruction that the devil has unleashed against the Church of Jesus Christ.
As a matter of fact, he loves it because they are ineffective. As I mentioned in Chapter Two, one of the cleverest tactics the enemy uses is to get us to make a permanent decision based on a temporary situation. That clever deception costs us spiritual setbacks and delays in hearing from God. Somebody snubs you when you walk in the door, or a group of gossips starts talking about you.
You get upset and angry, decide to take it personally, and leave the church. Rather than praying and seeking God for your best answer, you let the devil push you out of the church that God positioned you in for your spiritual growth. Step 2—Do Periodic Checkups: To avoid the gradual slide into sin and selfishness that plagues unwary believers, I recommend that you make an assessment every three months of where you are spiritually.
Make an assessment of your relationship with Jesus and the season you find yourself in. Trial, Test, …or Open Door? Let me explain these steps further. A trial is a situation or circumstance that lasts for a long period of time, such as we read about in the book of Job.
A trial could be many things, such as a financial setback, a marriage struggle, an illness or infirmity—such as when I went blind again in , for no reason at all; it was an attack from the devil. A test is something that has a shorter season of attack, something we can go through in days or weeks, depending on how we handle ourselves in the battle. A test could be a bad day at work, or a weeklong series of bad situations, or small circumstances that frustrate, anger, or depress you. An example of a test would be falling out at work with a co-worker, or perhaps an unsaved family member offends you.
How you react can either glorify God or open doors to the enemy. You know that you have passed the test when you either humble yourself and accept the situation, or you turn away from it and leave with peace in your heart, knowing you did what God expected you to do. An open door is when we step out of the will of God and so give the devil a legal right to have the upper hand over us. It is important to identify which of these you are confronting, so you can prepare for battle and trust God for your victory.
The snares of the devil could be watching unholy television shows and movies, because the devil is the prince of the air he controls the media and has domains over it ; what you speak out of your mouth, because the devil is after your words; or any gossip you entertain that comes in through your ears that contaminates your spirit man. Another very common open door that many Christians allow is being ensnared by the filth of pornography.
The Bible makes it clear that you must guard your eye gate, ear gate, and mouth gate because these are portals that give the enemy legal rights to create strongholds in your life and entrapments that will damage your walk in the Light with the Lord Jesus Christ. All we have to do is reinforce that victory. It is sad to say that many of us, because we get caught up in looking at the circumstances of the battle in the natural, lose focus on that victory Jesus Christ has already won.
We serve a supernatural God. Two voices, two paths, but only one choice. If we are not moving forward with God, taking territory for His Kingdom, then we have already made the choice to serve the one whom Scripture calls the enemy. Maybe you never consciously decided to serve either God or the devil. Be sure you choose life! So we should ask ourselves, why are these two principalities—Jezebel and Delilah—bringing down churches today? That is a good and honest question, and I would like to shed some light on the reason why.
Many of the churches today thank God not all are in bed with these two demons, one way or another. These churches are busy teaching and preaching Jesus, but they are not hearing Jesus teach them. My heart cries out even saying this, but many churches today are ichabod, meaning the glory of God has left the church. How sad for that to be said of any church today, and we are not even concerned about it. Jezebel and Delilah are bringing down ministries of all sizes. Jezebel: Control and Murder To understand the spirit of Jezebel, we must understand the genesis of this personality in the Bible.
The first mention of Jezebel is the rebellion and manipulation done by the wife of King Ahab. It was actually this spirit operating through Queen Jezebel that caused the nation of Israel to turn away from God. It can come through a female or male. It comes to kill, steal, and destroy. The number one objective and sign of a Jezebel spirit is that it comes as a controlling spirit but camouflages itself as a godly servant of the Lord. In the days of old, this spirit dominated and controlled over false prophets.
This goes to show you the power that this spirit carries. This same demon is sitting in our churches today. Not only does this spirit captivate the pulpit and have our nation by the throat, it also operates through politicians, governments, mass media, literature, and entertainment. It controls the Internet, social media, radio, and television, through the filth of these channels of the airways. I am shedding light on this principality called Jezebel because my main focus is to expose her in the Church and teach the Church the signs that follow her, before she destroys your ministry and your life.
This is my assignment from the Lord. This spirit has almost the same attributes as Jezebel, but is more subtle than a serpent and more cunning. It comes as a seducing spirit. It has seduced many of our leaders in our churches today and brought them down to nothing. To understand the spirit of Delilah, we must go back to the genesis of this personality in the Bible. The first mention of Delilah is in the book of Judges, chapter This spirit is a fornicating, adulterous spirit, and it seduces a man or woman who is anointed by God to commit these acts in the church.
It is a spirit that knows how to vex you until it breaks you and steals your anointing. Like Jezebel, it strips your anointing and then kills the anointed person. Look at the case of Samson, a man hand-picked by God from birth who had an incredible anointing on his life. This anointing was his strength. The Jezebel and Delilah spirits flow largely unhindered throughout the Church today.
These spirits flaunt themselves in our churches day and night, night and day, and across the world today, in the entertainment and fashion industries, in our schools and colleges. Where can you go in society that the influences of Jezebel and Delilah spirits are not felt? Here are the twenty-one telltale traits of these two spirits for our ministries and our churches: 1.
Bring fear caused Elijah to run 2. Attack ministers 3. Attack the anointing and those anointed 4. Give the appearance of repentance, then they attack 6. Need to be praised, elevated; they worship themselves and get others to praise them 7.
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Have a possessive love to destroy and control 8. Are loyal until you disagree with them—then they rebel against you 9. Do all that is asked of them, as long as it is according to their overall plan Plant seeds of discord in others that often lead to conflict or even division in a church Use others to carry out their evil plans Work alone; they only use others Seek positions of authority in order to control, discredit, and reach their goal Are not committed to anyone Seek affirmation and significance Have illegitimate authority Are convincing liars Everyone in the Church can learn to identify these two spirits.
Without Jezebel there is no Ahab, and without Ahab there is no Jezebel. The devil knows this. For us as believers to win the war, we must discern the battle before we engage. Many times we engage but we never discern, and so we lose the fight. The devil knows that the Church is lacking in discernment and takes advantage of us. As a diversion, the devil gets our attention by having us focus too quickly on Jezebel or Delilah.
The first spirit that attacks a church, long before Jezebel comes in, is the spirit of Ahab, over the church leadership. Why would Ahab come in before Jezebel? The reason is that Ahab is the only spirit that can tolerate Jezebel, and that is a description of the leadership of today that is tolerating Jezebel in our churches. The effect of this demon is to flood the soul of the leadership with weakness and fear. Another thing to note is that the Ahab spirit occupies areas of tolerance within the mind of the woman or man who is in leadership; this is most dangerous.
This spirit operates the same way with the spirit of Delilah. The spirit of Samson will take over the leadership before Delilah is ushered in. The attributes of a Samson spirit are anger, unforgiveness, control, and disobedience. When leaders operate under these conditions, this spirit has attacked them. In order to gain power and authority over the leaders and anyone working there, the Jezebel spirit will manipulate herself into the hearts of the leadership and discredit those who are in her way, those who are working for that ministry.
Delilah, on the other hand, will seduce the leader of that ministry, or anyone close to the leader, into fornication or adultery. If these spirits are not discerned in time, they will destroy that ministry. With these weapons we can be constantly on the offense against the kingdom of darkness. The first weapon is a powerful intercessory team that has a spirit of unity attached to it. The second weapon is a team of spiritual warfare intercessors, and the third weapon is a team of deliverance ministers.
Today, the enemy is in fact working through these other religions. This is another way he steals your identity. I want to expose the devil for who he is through the religions he has established on the earth, as well as the demons in the spirit realm that are working behind the scenes. They pray five times a day and attend their services in the mosque. The Koran, which was written by a murderous spirit, talks about infidels, and if you were to become a Muslim and then convert to a different religion, the Koran commands that you be murdered. Muslims torture their victims to the point of no return.
They even take their own lives which is a suicide spirit in the name of Allah—who in my opinion as a former Satan worshiper is no god at all, but a demonic principality. In fact, in my former days I had a spiritual contract with the demonic principality named Zarabanda an African name that reigns over the Middle East. The favorite color of Zarabanda is green. If you go look at the mosque in Mecca, the most common color you see on their doors and flags is green. He has brainwashed them into worshiping everything and anything that has been created and to believe in it with a counterfeit faith.
What keeps them away from the truth? Why would they want to worship created things when they can worship the Creator who created those things? They have been hit by a delusional and delirious spirit, to think that putting their faith in created things and nature will get them to Heaven. There is a demonic book out there that speaks half-truths which is no truth at all. You can feel the demons jump off the pages when reading this book. Through these writings these demons can steal your identity and destiny. Here is an example, from the book entitled The Secret. For example, if you think angry thoughts and feel angry, it is claimed that you will attract back events and circumstances that cause you to feel more anger.
Conversely, if you think and feel positively, you will attract back positive events and circumstances. Actually, feeling anger in this example only goes out to the spirit realm, and it gets the attention of the devil and demons, which gives them legal rights over your words and emotions, and all you bring back is an attack of hell on your life. This is pure deception.
The devil counterfeits the Kingdom of Jesus Christ and creates false healings by first afflicting the person with a disease and then removing it. The book of Job shows how the enemy afflicted Job with painful boils from head to toe. Only the Lord was able to heal him, not the devil. But the devil tries to mimic God, as always, so what the devil does is afflict the person with a disease for a season and then stops afflicting them for another season. This keeps them in demonic bondage with the enemy, as he now has legal rights to continue to afflict this person whenever he wants. This is a counterfeit light like good karma or bad karma, which is demonic.
Now I call on Heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live! The word Santeria means the worship of saints. Right off the bat they are deceiving you and pointing the finger in the wrong direction, because the only one they should be worshiping is Jesus Christ.
From the very beginning they are misleading you. There are no saints at all; they are demons. The foundation of their religion is based on five main gods, which they call Reachers. These are five demonic principalities. They have given themselves these names, have deceived millions with their big deception because they infiltrate culture this way, and Santeria is one of the most powerful occult religions on the earth today. I lived that life for twenty-five years. What a mockery this religion is; I despise Santeria.
I love the people, but I hate the religion. They dress themselves in white for days after their ceremony called Santo. They claim that dressing in white means purity. How is it that white clothes means purity? How do white clothes make the person pure? Purity should come from within the person, and the only way that can happen is through salvation through Jesus Christ. They also abstain from different types of food. How silly is this, because the demons told them so. My question to them is, if the demon says stay away from drinking milk and eating eggs and rice or else you will die, but you have eaten eggs and rice and drunk milk for forty years and never died, explain this one?
These people are under a controlling spirit: a spirit of fear and torment.
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To make another point, these demons, the so-called Reachers, also force the people to stay away from wearing certain colors. How is it that from a child you have been wearing all these colors and nothing happened? Those that practice this religion should reflect on these facts and not be deceived. This is foolishness—God made all colors for us to enjoy! How is it that you can confess your sins to man and your sins are forgiven, or pray to statues and they take your prayers to the Lord? How is it that praying the rosary gets you closer to God? Jesus said Paradise, not Purgatory.
They throw these big demonic feasts where people get demon-possessed and the demons use their bodies to communicate with people in the feasts. They channel spirits—the so-called mediums—and these demons come down through their bodies. The first thing demons ask for is white or dark rum and a cigar. They smoke cigars and drink all night while possessing the people. These demons even prohibit their followers from smoking cigars and cigarettes.
What a lie. You are told not to because something bad can happen to you. This is deception. The only reason these demons do that is because they want your body to stay healthy so they can abuse you. I know this because I lived in that world for twenty-five years. The only person who can cleanse you from your sins is the Son of God.
Santeria is a religion of lies. How easy the enemy steals their identity. Tarot Cards For the many people who like to get their tarot cards read, let me expose this deception, since I used to read tarot cards when I was in that world. Tea leaves and cups are the same thing. The readers operate the same way. They promise to tell you your future. They break the cards in three piles: past, present, and future.
They tell you your past to amaze you, they tell you your present to captivate you. The Bible exposes them. Now these demons are going to tell you your future. But little do you know that the demon speaking through the card reader and telling you all these things is the demon you are taking home with you, and he will make all these things happen.
But you now have a demonic door opened in your life and the life of your family that the devil can walk in and out of anytime he wants. You have cursed your family down to the third and fourth generation as it says in Exodus You must not make for yourself an idol of any kind or an image of anything in the heavens or on the earth or in the sea. You must not bow down to them or worship them, for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God who will not tolerate your affection for any other gods. I lay the sins of the parents upon their children; the entire family is affected—even children in the third and fourth generations of those who reject me NLT.
They believe the Holy Spirit is like electricity—just power, but not a person of the trinity. I saw my mother get sick in a restaurant and be rushed to the hospital because she was allergic to seafood. Five times that evening she almost died. But the Lord Jesus Christ used that opportunity to reveal Himself to my mother that evening. That evening the hospital room was undeniably filled with the presence of the Lord.
And that night my mother gave her life to the Lord. She took back her identity that had been stolen for eight years. Thank God for Jesus Christ and His great mercy! I am always fighting for a cause, whether a belief system, an opportunity, a chance in life, a job, or fighting for my family. Borgen also reports approximately million people are forced to defecate in street gutters and near water bodies, exacerbating the rising water pollution and 1.
Contaminated drinking water and inadequate sanitation cause more deaths annually than violence from the ongoing wars. Approximately , people, including , children under five, die yearly from diarrhea. And approximately 40 percent of the lakes in the United States of America are too polluted for fishing, aquatic life, or swimming. Indeed, the enemy is manifesting his ministry to kill, steal, and destroy see John by polluting the waters with marine demons.
We see these concepts in Scripture. After the Israelites left Egypt, they came to Marah but could not drink the waters because they were bitter.
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Moses cried out to the Lord, and He told the prophet to throw a tree into the water to make the water sweet see Exodus Elisha came across poisoned water and purified it with salt see 2 Kings All of this is a manifestation of what is happening in the unseen spirit realm—demons are influencing spiritual climates and natural waters. Great cities of the world surrounded by water or home to large bodies of water see the influence of marine demons on their communities—and the people who live in them.
From witchcraft to greed to murder, we see historical and present-day manifestations of water spirits all around the world, but especially in marked by significant rivers, seas, bays, channels, wetlands, and swamps. The magazine reports the US government is working to reclaim the docks from the mob and has filed a legal case against organized crime bosses. With a stronghold in the ports, the mafia infiltrated the US economy, working in gambling, gas-tax fraud, restaurants, and racketeering in many industries.
Rituals, rules, and customs emerged, as well as symbolism in violent acts and murder. Of course, the mafia was birthed in Sicily, Italy, which is home to seas and channels where marine demons thrive. Could it be possible marine demons defiled the hearts of businessmen who could have used their ambition for godly kingdom exploits?
College students from around the world flock to beach cities, like Panama City, Florida, for Spring Break each year. The parties are marked by sexual immorality, drugs, drunkenness, psychic readings. Gang rapes have been reported on crowded beaches, as well as house party shootings, binge drinking, sexual perversion, robberies, and more are common during Spring Breaks. Could it be possible these good kids go buck wild in an atmosphere driven by marine demon agendas?
Likewise, the top states in the US for human trafficking are water cities. Could it be possible that marine demons have built territorial strongholds that pave the way for horrifying human trafficking strategies? Much the same, individuals need to take personal responsibility to identify the temptations and influences marine demons introduce to their souls—from pride to rebellion to sexual immorality and beyond—and resist it.
I'm Jennifer LeClaire. You might know me as an editor at Charisma magazine or as the author of books like "The Heart of the Prophetic," "Breakthrough," and "Fervent Faith. Looking back, I am very thankful for the challenges I have overcome. I learned a great deal from them and they have ultimately made me a better person. I'm getting ahead of myself though! You might be surprised to learn that I didn't grow up in the church. I was born in Winter Garden, just outside of Orlando, Florida. As a youth, I visited Catholic churches with my neighbors on Easter and Christmas. I remember visiting a Presbyterian church on a military base once.
I always believed in Jesus, but I didn't come to the Lord until I was 30 years old. I've been sold out to God ever since. Post Comment. Jennifer LeClaire 9 months ago The Wonders of Water in the Word The Word of God speaks of the water of life, rivers of living water, passing through the waters, springs of waters unto eternal life.