I shared this on my Facebook page, this morning: My EUREKA! moment theory: the sin *minimizing*, sin *blinding*, sin *justifying* demons causing Christians to think and feel that their sinning is okay. “We must be clean.”
Eureka! prayer moment this morning!!! Jesus’ words, “Father forgive them, for THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY DO” also applies to born-again, “Spirit-filled” Christians who are willfully sinning, including hating and James-3 cursing us.
Jesus prayed this from the cross for the Jews who put him up there and who were meanly mocking him. I used to think that once a person is born-again and has the Holy Spirit to help them see and lead them into all truth (John 14 & 16), then they do KNOW WHAT THEY DO when they sin against us. But I’m finding that the only way I can fully forgive from my whole heart those ‘Christians’ who sin against me is if I think the way Jesus thought towards those who hated him.
So that’s key one — to be able to fully forgive anyone and everyone no matter what.
Then I took this one step further. HOW CAN BORN-AGAIN, “SPIRIT-FILLED” CHRISTIANS NOT KNOW HOW EVIL THEIR SINNING AGAINST US IS?
I’ve actually been thinking about this for a long time, and have proven from the Bible that born-again Christians can have evil spirits in them (article linked below). And I’ve said that “most have many,” because of the willful sinning that almost everyone is doing, today — including the hating and James-3 cursing of other people, to get their way.
But if they DON’T KNOW WHAT THEY’RE DOING when they’re intentionally hating others, praying against people, cursing people FROM THEIR HEART, what James talks about in chapter 3, verse 14 identifying the source location:
“But if you have *bitter jealousy* and *selfish ambition* IN YOUR *HEART*….”
…if THEY DON’T KNOW WHAT THEY’RE DOING they must be blinded by SIN-JUSTIFICATION DEMONS that deceive people into thinking their willful sinning against others is okay.
So if we pray against the sin-justifying demons within people [our warfare not being against people but demons], then they’ll be able to see their sin more for what it is. [I say “more,” because on earth, I don’t think it’s possible to see how bad our sin really is.]
So my EUREKA! moment this morning was this awareness that people have what I’m right now calling sin-justification demons in them so even though they have the Holy Spirit in them, willful sinning has opened the door to demons being able to reinforce their sinning to the degree that many are BLINDED so they can’t see how bad their sins against others really is.
And if we PRAY THAT THEY’LL BE FREE from the sin-justifying demons, then they’ll be able to understand their willfully sinning state much better, and then they’ll be able to see more so their responsibility to get right with those they’ve hurt.
And when enough do ‘ONE’ can happen!!!!!!!
Jeff : )