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When Satan Uses Believers by Elaine Davenport January 19-17, 2010

January 10, 2010

When people come and visit blogs, there is a whole set of data and verbage  that cannot be seen.      Some time ago,  I looked and saw a picture of an upcoming Convention at my church  with a huge sign saying:

HERETICS MEET AGAIN!

I was stung.  I didn’t know what the word specifically meant, and I am sure that I am not the only one.

Here’s a definition: Heresy is an introduced change to some system of belief, especially a religion, that conflicts with the previously established canon of that belief.

  • heretic – a person who holds religious beliefs in conflict with the dogma of the Roman Catholic Church
  • heretic – a person who holds unorthodox opinions in any field (not merely religion)

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  • We are real Christians who hear from God.    WE ARE NOT HERETICS! !
  • (Most people would ignore such claims and that’s good)  I’m not mad because I know it is Spiritual Warfare brought on by a principality to take down the body of Christ; my prayer is that the people being used will wake up and be set free.)

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Here’s some scriptures to look at:

Satan enters into people:

3Then Satan entered Judas, called Iscariot, one of the Twelve. 4And Judas went to the chief priests and the officers of the temple guard and discussed with them how he might betray Jesus.  Luke 22

Satan  can sift people like wheat:

31“Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift you[a] as wheat. 32But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail.  Luke 22

Satan has a dominion of darkness:

7I will rescue you from your own people and from the Gentiles. I am sending you to them 18to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God…

The devil is plotting against believers

Eph 6:11-12 …11 Put on the full armor of God, that you may be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil.

The devil hopes that you get angry:

Eph 4:26-28 …26 Be angry, and yet do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, 27 and do not give the devil an opportunity.

You have to resist the devil:

James 4:6-8 … 7 Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

Be on the watch, the devil is lurking around:

1 Peter 5:8-9 …8 Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls about like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

Satan lies:

Rev 12:8-9 … 9 And the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the world; he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.

Devotion to prayer can thwart the plans of Satan:

1 Cor 7:5-6 …5 Stop depriving one another, except by agreement for a time that you may devote yourselves to prayer, and come together again lest Satan tempt you because of your lack of self-control.

THE MOST IMPORTANT POINT:

The Apostle Paul introduced this metaphor to contain division and confusion among the saints.    His message was that we are different and  assigned by God.

For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.

Indeed, the body does not consist of one member but of many. If the foot would say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. And if the ear would say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. If the body were an eye, where would the hearing be? If the body were hearing, where would the sense of smell be? But as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he chose. If all were a single member, where would the body be? As it is, there are many members, yet one body.

The eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you,” nor again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.” On the contrary, the members of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, and those members of the body that we think less honorable we clothe with greater honor, and our less respectable members are treated with greater respect;and our more respectable members do not need this. But God has so arranged the body, giving the greater honor to the inferior member, that there may be no dissension within the body, but the members may have the same care for one another. If one member suffers, all suffer together with it; if one member is honored, all rejoice together with it. (1 Corinthians 12:12-26)

There will be judgment for those who persecute Christians and this includes other Christians.

Well…it doesn’t sound so bad.  It simply means someone does not believe the  same way everyone else does.    But, unfortunately…the person that wrote the article implied that it was a false religion.

As soon as I read that, I began to pray because I knew it was Spiritual Warfare.

Here we had a Christian calling out other Christians and not just a few; for being different. What a waste. I am sure that it makes the devil happy.  It is a divisive tool.

I would not even discuss it except I have seen certain strategies that the devil has used on believers and we must stop falling prey to it or we hinder God’s plan.

*** Lies are often spread about various ministries and often those lies will bring them down.  Schemes like this can only be stopped in prayer.

***There was a huge amount of press that focused on the income received by many televangelists; it was a horrible demonic attack  trying to get public support fueled by jealousy.  It was surprising how frightened many believers got because they are so uninformed as to the nature of Spiritual Warfare.   Satan used ministries and many believers as well as pastors to reject and persecute even if not overtly…these ministries..    The purpose of the attack was to bring the church to its’ knees.

It failed.

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This message and the messages at this site are designed not for the curious but specifically for gearing prayer intercessors to key prayer points.

If in fact, anyone in a postion of authority in a ministry finds your way here…please direct your prayer teams to hit on these prayer points.  We  will pray them out as well.


*** Churches must stick together and believers must stick together,  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again; this must be done.  God will come back for one church.  Not just your church but all people in the body of Christ!





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One Comment leave one →
  1. January 11, 2010 8:28 am

    I like this. Elaine. Just do what the Lord called you to do and leave the rest in HIS HANDS. Its time for the church of Jesus Christ to dress up in arms. THE DEVIL HAS NOT CHANGED HIS STRATEGIES.

    Love,

    Gladwell

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