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Get freedom, differentiate work of flesh and demons 6/30/2013 11:38:05 PM

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Somebody wanted to know how to be delivered from lustful desires. In part this was my reply. Spread it around. It may help somebody. The same can be said to the other works of the flesh like hatred, jealousy, fits of rage, etc.

We need to distinguish between spirit of lust ( or anger, hatred, etc) as a demonic entity and lust as a work of the flesh (Gal 5:19). We are living in fallen bodies (sinful nature) and therefore we cannot be delivered from desires like wanting to have illicit sex. Marriage is not an answer either, because even married people have to deal with the desire to cheat. We all have these desires in varied degrees. One may be dealing with anger more and another sexual lust. When you have a demon of lust he comes to anoint or empower this fleshly desire so that now you do it beyond the ordinary. It is an anointing. This is what prostitutes and people who are excessively immoral have. They cannot control themselves. They have supernatural power to have sex beyond their control. Somebody sleeps with 10 different men or women in a day. That is not naturally possible! You see somebody sleeping with old people, underage, attractive and unattractive persons, and doing things that simple don't make sense. Somebody drinks a whole crate of beer in a night, and still wants to continue in the morning. They have a demon. Spirits come to give supernatural abilities. One way to understand is that we all have gifts from God but when we are filled with the Spirit we get supernatural empowerment. Many have good voices from God and sing but there is another one who sings with anointing. Musicians can receive an anointing either from demons or from the Spirit of God. Bottom line is that they have an anointing on a inherent talent from God. Others just sing plain. No anointing either from Spirit of God or from demons. They are simply singing from the flesh, and you can tell!

How do we overcome? If you have a demon the only answer is deliverance. You can be delivered through somebody conducting deliverance or by you personally offering resistance to the demon after knowing the truth. I have in mind these scriptures "you shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free", and "resist the devil, and he will flee from you." Space does not allow an in-depth exposition. On the other hand, if it is a work of the flesh you are dealing with then the first thing is to know the truth (which sets you free) that you don't need anybody casting out a devil out of you. Nobody can cast out your flesh. The second thing is to be led by the Spirit. Gal 5:16- 18 says "so I say live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature. The sinful nature desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit contrary to the sinful nature. They are in conflict with each other, so that you do not do what you want. But if you are LED by the Spirit, you are not under law." Do you see it? This is expounded very well by Paul in Romans 8:1-14. I urge you to read it slowly in 5 different versions because I have no space to preach. That truth has power to deliver anybody. Be filled with the Spirit and always allow the Spirit to sanction your movements, actions, friends, and whatever else. We cannot get out of these bodies until death. The battle of the flesh is the battle of life. Don’t fight in your strength. Depend on the Holy Spirit. He comes to give us power to put to death the desires of the flesh. We are in control, not what the flesh desires. We are enabled to say NO to the flesh (Titus 2:11-12) by the grace of God. 

In short, many people think they have demons and they go round looking for somebody to deliver them. They are prayed for only to reach home and the desires just spring forth. Some are genuinely oppressed by demons and will do with true deliverance but a good number of sincere believers are just struggling with the sinful nature. There's a lot more that can be written on this subject, a whole book. I hope this gives some insight and help. Let us walk by the Spirit, and we will NOT gratify the desires of the flesh.

Pastor Dr. Gilbert Mwachia




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Re: Get freedom, differentiate work of flesh and demons 7/16/2013 5:56:15 PM

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Beth Bundi

Amen Pastor. It is well said and may i live by Holy Spirit empowerment to overcome flesh.


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Re: Re: Get freedom, differentiate work of flesh and demons 11/10/2013 10:51:37 PM

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Mlodi Mwachia

Beth Bundi | 7/16/2013 3:56:15 PM

Amen Pastor. It is well said and may i live by Holy Spirit empowerment to overcome flesh.

Jesus said we carry the cross daily and follow Him. The work of the cross is to crusify the flesh. this we do daily, especially when we feel the desires of the flesh wanting to push us in the wrong direction. 



Mwachia




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