DISCLAIMER: I Don’t agree with everything Michael says in this video, but this segment on demons is worth watching.
The idea that a Christian can NOT have a demon can have devastating effects. Many ‘Christians curse people from their hearts every single day! Our church used to teach that demons could not affect Christians in any way internally, and some of the leaders let demons rule their thoughts and actions, which was disastrous! I wrote this to biblically refute this teaching: Can a Christian Have a Demon? Absolutely! Most Have Many!
If a person believes they’re immune from demons, then if they have a vengeful thought, for example, that they know came from inside of them, in their way of thinking the thought has to be either from God or themselves. It cannot be from demons. So if they have hate and anger, they’re more apt to run with it, justifying it as necessary and let it rip, instead of dealing with it as to what it really is. They think “submit to God, resist the Devil and he’ll flee” doesn’t apply to them.
Starting at minute-1:20, Michael shows different reasons why demons can affect Christians directly, internally. The way he talks, he may not realize that demons can affect born-again Christians’ hearts too, the deep inner core of a believer.
I talk about the heart 30 times in my article. James mentions the heart in chapter 3, so I call ‘Christians’ cursing people “James-3 cursing,” which is rampant in America today.
9 With it [the tongue] we bless our God and Father, and with it we curse men, who are made in the image of God. 10 Out of the same mouth comes forth blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so. 11 Does a spring send out from the same opening fresh and bitter water? 12 Can a fig tree, my brothers, yield olives, or a vine figs? Thus no spring yields both salt water and fresh water.
13 Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by his good conduct that his deeds are done in gentleness of wisdom. 14 But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, don’t boast and don’t lie against the truth. 15 This wisdom is not that which comes down from above, but is earthly, sensual, and demonic. 16 For where jealousy and selfish ambition are, there is confusion and every evil deed.
This is a BIG deal!
Start at 1:20, and I’m only recommending this segment on demons.
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