17- The Greatest Spiritual Deception

God is a Spirit but there are others spirit beings as well. Angels are clearly defined in the bible as being spirits but Satan and his demons are also spirits. They were once angel’s in God’s service before they rebelled.

We as human beings not only have a physical body, a soul made up of conscious intellect, will and emotions but we also have a spirit with a form corresponding to our physical body.

 There is a natural body and there is a spiritual body.”Corinthian 15:44.

Our spiritual body is the link between us ( the soul inhabiting the physical ) and the spirit world because the spirit world cannot be seen or measured with anything physical. Only a spirit can commune or communicate with the spirit world. It is only through our spirit that we can be in the presence of God. Our individual spirit is the master and controller of our life, it is the rudder of our ship.

This brings us to the most important question and the greatest deception of all time: When we come in contact with the spirit world through our spiritual body, what spirit(s) or Spirit are we actually dealing with and submitting ourselves to?

The spiritual world we are opening to through our human spirit both have the Spirit of God and the spirit of Lucifer. In our present fallen condition, we are spiritual babies with no experience of the spiritual realities and the tremendous forces we are playing with. “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but prove the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets are gone out into the world.”1 John 4:1

When we talk and pray to God or use the name of God in any way, how do we know for sure it is the one and only true God, Father and Creator of all things, the God of Abraham, Jacob and Moses, the God who send his precious Son Jesus to die for us? the God of the bible?

Many who think they are in communion with God are in fact giving themselves up to the Prince of Darkness. And no marvel; for even Satan fashioneth himself into an angel of light. 2 Corinthians 11:14

The many deceptive practices of the New age opens people up to the spirit world without discernment and discrimination. It is absolutely essential we understand the human spirit body and its rightful place in the spiritual world. If we fail to do so we are in grave danger of loosing our soul and salvation. Let me here explain further the two possible way to enter the spirit world.

But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and truth: for such doth the Father seek to be his worshippers.

God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship in spirit and truth. John 4:23-24

The first man Adam was created perfect in the image of God and before the fall was in the physical world in the garden of Eden as well as in the spiritual world in total communion with God fully aware of his unbroken dual nature : physical and spiritual.

But at the fall, spiritual death took place, he was no longer consciously aware of his spiritual body, and thus could not commune with the Lord as he had once done.

”but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it. For in the day that thou eatest thereof, thou shalt surely die.” Genesis 2:17

Because of Adam’s disobedience, God severed the link between his soul and his spirit so that he could no longer be in control of his spirit. He had lost the freedom of being and moving in two world at once. As a result of this separation of the soul, ( the human self and personality ) with the eternal human spirit, Adam our ancestor experienced spiritual death and humans became separated from God.

Therefore, as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin; and so death passed unto all men, for that all sinned: Romans 5:12

And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died. Genesis 5:5

However we see here in genesis 5:5 that when Adam eat the fruit, he did not die that day, but lived until the age of 930 years. Therefore, Adam died spiritually when he sinned, although his body continued to live for hundreds of years more and eventually died.

Our natural urge as created being is to reconnect with our Creator God. When we are called by the Holy Spirit and we seek to reconnect with our human spirit to be in Communion with God, we have to do it according to God’s will. There is a very precise order, a detailed set of rules, regulations, laws and commandments that we have to apply and follow so that we don’t get lost in the spiritual world. Satan has been working steadily down through the ages since the fall of Adam to gain the use of man’s spiritual body for his own evil schemes. The reason is because humans are made in the image of God and are precious in His sight. 

Adam didn’t follow God’s commandments and we as his descendants are experiencing the consequences of his disobedience. The only way back to God is to follow His will and let the Holy Spirit guide us to Him.

Much like a ship navigating in coastal water relying on a chart detailing landmark, lighthouse, currents, safe harbours, rocky shores…etc, we have to rely on God’s direction to come to Him safely.

The only way to navigate in the spiritual world safely cradled and protected by the Holy Spirit through the treacherous water of the second heaven, a lower spiritual world ( also call astral world where Satan and his demons dwells) is to follow the master navigation book God gave us: the bible. (Please see chapter 15).

For the word of God is living, and active, and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing even to the dividing of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and quick to discern the thoughts and intents of the heart. “ Hebrews 4:12

Rebecca Brown in her book “Prepare for War” stated:

Through the Holy Spirit, our Spirit are able to commune with and worship God, but the scripture in Hebrew 4:12 shows us that it is not God’s will for us to regain the conscious control of our spirit bodies while we remain here on earth in our sinful condition. This is why the sword of the Spirit severs between the soul ( mind, intellect, will) can no longer control the spirit body. This is also what the Lord is so adamant in 1 Thessalonians 5:23 that our spirit must be under the total mastership of Jesus Christ, as well as our soul and body.”

And the God of peace himself sanctify you wholly; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved entire, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. “ 1 Thessalonians 5:23

Rebecca Browns continues saying:

Satan’s goal is to teach humans to regain the conscious control of their spiritual bodies. Many do. Once this is achieved, these people can perceive the spirit world as well as the physical world. They can freely talk with demons, leave their physical bodies, and with full conscious awareness go places and do things with, what seems to the average humans, supernatural powers. They can levitates objects without ever touching them physically, light candles without a match, create physical healing, etc. Human spirits torments and afflict many people just the same as demon spirits do. We can’t se them because our physical eyes cannot see the spirit world. Only a spirit can see a spirit or the spiritual world.

God doesn’t not want His people to control their spirit bodies in such a manner. If we did so, not only would we be open to overwhelming temptations to sin, we would not need to be so dependant upon Him and we would also be constantly aware of Satan and his kingdom. “

Because the spiritual world has both the Spirit of God and the spirit of Satan, they are two ways of entering the spirit world. The first is through the Holy Spirit and the second is through Lucifer.

Through the Holy Spirit , our spirits are able to commune with and worship God. As the Holy Spirit comes in at rebirth when we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior, our spiritual body is reborn and rejuvenated so that we can be in close fellowship with the Lord as Adam did before the fall. There are many references in Scriptures of disciples being in the spirit or travelling in the spirit body.

The other way of entering the spirit world is through demonic power and our own will rather than through the power of the Holy Spirit and His will. Everything experienced in the Astral world (second Heaven) will be demonically controlled. Open communication with the dark spirit world is the goal of all the Eastern religion, New Age and Satanism. Self control of the spirit body is achieved through occult practices such as meditation, hypnosis, visualization, kundalini yoga, trance dancing, mantra repetition, etc. When people submit themselves to such practices, they invite a demon that will act as a bridge, linking their soul to their spiritual body and thereby entering the spirit world.

The great tragedy is that they don’t know the “spirit world” they are entering is not the Kingdom of God but the fallen spiritual realm of the “Prince of the air” Lucifer, the second heaven, the very place where he was cast out of Heaven by God. This very dark deceptive place also called the astral plane is where all demons dwell.

God does not want man to control his spirit body; this is for man’s protection. When man defies these limitations imposed by God, he places himself in contact with unholy spirits and sinks deeper into deception.

God revealed in his word that he put a “dividing asunder” between the soul (mind) and the spirit of man. This is to prevent man from using his mind at will to control his own spirit body. What God has divided, man should not attempt to reconnect.

The occult practice of astral projection or “out of body experience” is a temporary separation of the spirit from the physical body. This practice leave the physical body vacant and wide open for a multitude of demons to move in. Communication from human spirit to human spirit and from demons to human occurs in the spirit realm. Human spirit have the same capabilities as demon and angel spirits.

 It is essential for Christian working in ministry of deliverance to have a good understanding of the spirit body. It is often an overlooked source of trouble. A link between soul and spirit will invite continuous demonic torments. Such a link is against God’s will and is created by anyone involved in the occult and must be severed in the name of Jesus.

Many attempts of deliverance fail due to the confusion of not recognizing that the soul is connected to the spirit via demonic power and that the spirit is under the control of demons.

 We must ask the Lord first to remove the demonic hold on the link between the soul and spirit then sever that link according to Heb 4:12 and finally cleanse the human spirit completely.

This is the end of the matter; all hath been heard: fear God, and keep his commandments; for this is the whole duty of man.

For God will bring every work into judgment, with every hidden thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil. Ecclesiastes 12:13-14

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I also will forget thy children.

As they were multiplied, so they sinned against me: I will change their glory into shame. Hosea 4:6-7

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