Christians Oppressed by the Demonic of Ephesians Chapter Six

I made a video posted today but one small add-in story I planned but forgot to put into it, is the fact that a church Pastor actually felt an extreme oppression I was going through (hear video for details), without my ever telling him I was going through it (discernment of spirits – I Corinthians 12:10). Oppression is not possession. It’s being “pressed down from the outside”. The video can help bring better understanding and the Apostle Paul himself experienced this (Paul said: “…Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me.”- 2 Corinthians 12:7 NIV).
I was getting ready to speak at this particular Pastor’s church and harsh oppression hit me, so much so that I felt absolutely sick but I kept a happy composure. I noticed the Pastor (a man not related to me) when handing me the microphone, had a terrible look on his face. I talked to him a couple days later and asked that he be totally honest about what made him look like he was about to walk-the-plank, so to speak and I actually knew what his answer would be.
He told me he felt an extremely strong oppressive spirit but was reluctant to say he thought it might be coming from me. I told him “yes it was” and told him, I would not have taken that service to teach if I knew that was going to happen (inwardly I knew I should not be at the pulpit). It was only a couple other times previous to this that I spoke for a service at his church during my struggle to become delivered from severe oppression and to re-dedicated my life to God.
The Lord did deliver me, gloriously PRAISE GOD! – But this was yet another very strong confirmation that my battle was one of demonic oppression. Very few Christian people will testify of their horrific struggles with those we “wrestle against” (Ephesian 6), in fact many Christians stay away from this type discussion as much as possible. I’m of the few who will let my negative battles with the enemy, possibly help others for the sake of Our Lord Jesus Christ! Call me fanatical if you like but I know the time is short and the enemy’s battle against Christians is increasing.
Being oblivious to the “wiles of the devil,” (Ephesians 6:11) is as dangerous as it gets. Not everyone becomes extremely oppressed by the enemy but God delivers on all levels and we cannot “tempt God” as I did when I developed an area of satanic stronghold to a certain area of sin (Mathew 4:7). My repentance eventually became a weak pretense (I was backslidden while attempting works for God) and He taught me a very strong lesson (2 Corinthians 4:9 – “Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed ;”).


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