October 31, 2013

Influence of Impure Spirits

Written by Boyd Bailey

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today- October 31, 2013

Just then a man in their synagogue who was possessed by an impure spirit cried out, “What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God!” “Be quiet!” said Jesus sternly. “Come out of him!” The impure spirit shook the man violently and came out of him with a shriek. Mark 1:23-26

There are impure spirits inside some people. Some even possess individuals in our places of worship. It is scary to see those who have Satan as their master and who are set on disrupting the work of God. They may say they believe in God, because ‘even the demons believe and tremble,’ but their heart is far from Him. Impure spirits try to blend in with true believers, but they are exposed as fakes to those with spiritual discernment. Christ’s presence drives them out.

Jesus encountered evil in the synagogue and cast out the impure spirit from the man. Demons are not comfortable where Christ is taught and where the Spirit of God has a powerful presence. Unfortunately, some impotent churches have people who go through the motions with zombie like spiritual energy. The enemy’s influence has embedded their minds. Evil induces individuals to smile and be satisfied to live for themselves. Impure spirits lead people to live impure lives.

You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder. James 2:19

Therefore, make sure not to make light of the influence of impure spirits. If you embrace activities and entertainment that espouse evil, you expose yourself and your family to the influence of impure spirits. Even events done in fun and jest can open the door to the unintentional consequences of accepting the abnormal as normal. Your children can dress up and have fun without imitating witches, warlocks, spiritists and the occult. Why dance with the enemy and risk defilement by his influence?

Furthermore, pray against impure spirits in the pure name of Jesus Christ. They cannot stand it when we stand up to them in the mighty name of Jesus. Everyone will bow to our Lord Jesus, “Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:9-11”  Impure spirits cannot remain in the presence of Purity, the Lord Jesus.

Do not turn to mediums or seek out spiritists, for you will be defiled by them. I am the Lord your God. Leviticus 19:31

Prayer: Heavenly Father, lead me by Your Spirit to discern impure spirits and confront them in the pure name of Jesus Christ.

Related Readings: 1 Samuel 28:3-9; Job 1:6-12; Mark 3:15; 1 Timothy 4:1; Revelation 9:20

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Comments

  1. JW says:

    This is a true message! There are even pastors and others in the body of Christ that are not for God, they are wolves in sheep’s clothing. The enemy is in the churches and is trying to disassemble the body of Christ. We must all pray for God’s discernment and His wisdom to snuff the enemy of of the Body and cast him out in the mighty name of Jesus. If not then we are entertaining the devil and allowing the enemy’s influence into our lives as well as the next generation of soldiers in God’s army. Also, kids or adults should not dress up for Halloween at all neither participate in the activities. Why even host trunk or treats or fall festivals at churches? Do reinactments from the Bible and keep everything about God and not in reminiscence of Halloween. That is a satanic holiday and there is nothing Holy about it. It is fine to play dress up as kids, but only as Holy figures or something of innocence. Even dressing up as lets say Tinker Bell is wrong because fairies are demonic. The Lord has taught me that we have to protect ourselves and our families (physical and spiritual) and enlighten those around us. I suggest everyone research on the internet about these things. God bless all!

  2. Kmac4him says:

    Awesome Wisdom For Times Such As These. Appreciated. Thank you!


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