DELIVERANCE AND DEMONOLOGY

On what do you base your beliefs about the operations of demons? On deluded testimonies of delivered brethren? On deceptive manifestations during deliverances? On superstitious beliefs, or on presumed interpretations of omens and experiences? DELIVERANCE AND DEMONOLOGY sets out to show what the infallible, inspired Scripture has plainly revealed about the nature, state and operations of the devil and his demonic hordes.
Do you want a biblical understanding of the strongholds and limitations of Satan? Do you seek to discover how to effectively deal with and triumph over the agents and powers of darkness through Christ? Then, this book is what you need. Your life and faith will never be the same again!
As you receive the biblical truth in this book, you receive your total freedom from every yoke in the Name of Jesus. Amen.

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3. THE PREDICAMENT OF HUMANITY

The Creator is perfect and does not need to attain further worth or fullness in His Being and Reality nor could His worth be diminished. The Creator cannot be tempted in choice or be limited in power, God is God: He cannot be bound in sovereignty or be corrupted in nature.

God created all things good but subject to change; otherwise the creature would have been same as or equal with the Creator. All Creation is good, yet all creation is made finite with the capacity to be improvable and/or destructible. All intelligent creatures (Human and Angelic) are probationary and subject to transformation to a fuller or lesser worth, after it has been subjected to making a choice, right or wrong. The creation, animate or inanimate, intelligent or brute has capacity to develop or degenerate conditionally.

The possibility of evil is therefore a risky problematic of creation, but the certainty of glory through Christ is its ultimate consolation and purpose. Creation (by the spoken Word) and Redemption (by the Living Word) are risks God has undertaken in order to bring the Human Creature to partake in the Creator’s Divine Nature. What love God has for humankind!

2Pe 1:2-4 (KJV2000) (2)  Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, (3)  According as his divine power has given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who has called us to glory and virtue: (4)  By which are given unto us exceedingly great and precious promises: that by these you might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

As intelligent creatures, Adam and Eve were created originally in the image of God, innocent and free from sin, but also responsible to either make right choices (i.e. overcome temptations) before attaining fuller spiritual power and spiritual fruit; or make wrong choices (i.e. yield to temptation) leading to moral reprobation. This responsibility of humans is doorway to perfection as well as loophole to destruction.

Adam and Eve were made in God’s “image” (i.e. having rational, moral, personal and spiritual capacities, with responsibility and authority to rule on earth and eventually through Christ, also reign with Him in the millennium Rev 20:6, and triumph in eternity Rev 22:5). Humanity’s probation in Eden was their opportunity to attain fullness but it was also the chance for other creatures, especially the Devil after his fall, to beguile them into ruin.

Gen 2:15-17 (ESV) (15)  The LORD God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it. (16)  And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, "You may surely eat of every tree of the garden, (17)  but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die."

Notwithstanding, humanity did not lose their position as God's caretakers with power to subdue and authority to dominate the natural, created world called “the Earth and the fullness thereof”. The problem is that the Devil has deceitfully crept in as an illegal occupant - a squatter! - along with his immoral products, property and patterns called “the world and the things of the world”. Humankind should not be confused about their God-given position nor be corrupted by these worldly innovations of Satan, but rather be focused on pleasing God. As God’s image and agents we should always choose good (faith, love, truth and holiness) and always reject evil (unbelief, hatred, falsehood and lusts). This is the reasonable way for humans to keep themselves in union with and pleasing/acceptable to God, and thereby remain above all natural creation of God and evil innovations of Satan.

Rom 12:1-2 (ISV) (1)  I therefore urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercies, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices that are holy and pleasing to God, for this is the reasonable way for you to worship. (2)  Do not be conformed to this world, but continually be transformed by the renewing of your minds so that you may be able to determine what God's will is-what is proper, pleasing, and perfect.

If humans live outside Christ in disobedience to God, they subject themselves to God’s wrath and (according to God’s Word) lose their birthright to become subject to the Devil.

Eph 2:1-5 (ISV) (1)  You used to be dead because of your offenses and sins, (2)  in which you once lived according to the ways of this present world and according to the ruler of the power of the air, the spirit that is now active in those who are disobedient. (3)  Indeed, all of us once behaved like them in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of our flesh and senses. By nature we deserved wrath, just like everyone else. (4)  But God, who is rich in mercy, because of his great love for us (5)  even when we were dead because of our offenses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved),

The “World” has three shades of meaning in the Bible: (i) the terrestrial world i.e. The Earth globe with its fauna and flora, which are of the Lord’s handiwork (Ps 24:1-2; 37:9-11) and for the inheritance of the saints (Gen 1:28; Matt 5:5): this shall be redeemed from bondage and renewed eventually (Rom 8:21; 2Pet 3:12-13); (ii) the human world i.e. The Inhabitants of the Society for whom Christ was sent to die and save (John 3:16); and (iii) the immoral world i.e. The Mundane concerns and ungodly value systems of this age which are of the devil and shall pass away (1John 2:15-17).

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