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THE APOSTOLIC AND PROPHETIC SOLDIERS OF JESUS CHRIST WELCOME TO THE APOSTOLIC AND PROPHETIC ROCK The Apostolic and Prophetic Soldiers of Jesus Christ Who We Are? We are a governing body Soldiers of Jesus christ, ordained and chosen to illuminating the Soldiers of quest, power, glory, purity and purposen on territories with apostolic and prophetic anointing on generational transfer, societal reform, national transfermation and Heavenly citizen on earth. Deut. 32: 1-14; Acts 2 What We Do? Here, we preach,teach and Acts on the infallible apostolic & prophetic Revelation of the Kingdom, upholding God’s Agenda obedient to the leading of the Holy Spirit in everthing we do. Showing men how to fulfil their destined purpose in Christ Jesus on earth; reaching villages, towns, cities, and nations of the earth with apostolic & prophetic distinction and apocalypse messages of the Kingdom of Heaven. EagleStar Apostolic & Prophetic Church is the place where God’s victory presence is taken to the people and nations of the world with undeniable apostolic & prophetic evidence of the power and glory of the resurrected Christ Jesus. We lives an extraordinary life of apostolic & prophetic revival on earth; a life of fuelling fire in a divine destined, solution, purpose and unending grace victory.! Obadia 1-21 An Apostolic and Prophetic Ministries, and revelation CHURCH of the last day the voice of seer, the prophetic nations, prophetic ministries to the prophetic people {church} the church and the ministers of the last day will move and work in the higher understanding of the prophetic Revelation mysteries, the church will understand and know the true Spirit and the true way of Holy Spirit, this ministry is to correct many error in the office of the prophets of the last day and to bring end into selfishness ambitions of the immature prophets and the false prophets. The prophetic family is born and the light of the true prophetic ministry is here on earth. EagleStar Ministries... Greater than just a church, it’s a Revelation… Jesus Christ Revelation of earth!
THE APOSTOLIC AND PROPHETIC SOLDIERS OF JESUS CHRIST WELCOME TO THE APOSTOLIC AND PROPHETIC ROCK The Apostolic and Prophetic Soldiers of Jesus Christ Who We Are? We are a governing body Soldiers of Jesus christ, ordained and chosen to illuminating the Soldiers of quest, power, glory, purity and purposen on territories with apostolic and prophetic anointing on generational transfer, societal reform, national transfermation and Heavenly citizen on earth. Deut. 32: 1-14; Acts 2 What We Do? Here, we preach,teach and Acts on the infallible apostolic & prophetic Revelation of the Kingdom, upholding God’s Agenda obedient to the leading of the Holy Spirit in everthing we do. Showing men how to fulfil their destined purpose in Christ Jesus on earth; reaching villages, towns, cities, and nations of the earth with apostolic & prophetic distinction and apocalypse messages of the Kingdom of Heaven. EagleStar Apostolic & Prophetic Church is the place where God’s victory presence is taken to the people and nations of the world with undeniable apostolic & prophetic evidence of the power and glory of the resurrected Christ Jesus. We lives an extraordinary life of apostolic & prophetic revival on earth; a life of fuelling fire in a divine destined, solution, purpose and unending grace victory.! Obadia 1-21 An Apostolic and Prophetic Ministries, and revelation CHURCH of the last day the voice of seer, the prophetic nations, prophetic ministries to the prophetic people {church} the church and the ministers of the last day will move and work in the higher understanding of the prophetic Revelation mysteries, the church will understand and know the true Spirit and the true way of Holy Spirit, this ministry is to correct many error in the office of the prophets of the last day and to bring end into selfishness ambitions of the immature prophets and the false prophets. The prophetic family is born and the light of the true prophetic ministry is here on earth. EagleStar Ministries... Greater than just a church, it’s a Revelation… Jesus Christ Revelation of earth!

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WORD FROM THE MERCY SEAT
He who despises the word will be destroyed, But he who fears the commandment will be rewarded. (proverbs13:13)
The Lord will show severity to the proud and mercy to the humble. The greatest distraction of His people has not been the difficulties, but prosperity. If His people would seek Him during times of prosperity, He could trust them with even more of the true wealth of the Kingdom. He desire for His Church abundance and forever good deed. He wants our generosity to overflow. His people will prosper in earthly riches in the time ahead, even in the time of trouble, but the riches will be from Him and not from the prince of this present evil age. If He cannot trust His people with earthly riches, how can He trust them with the power of the age to come? We must learn to seek Him as much in prosperity as when we are in poverty. All that He entrusts to us is still the owner. He will only entrust more to those who are more obedient.
The Lord want us to know that the prince of darkness also give prosperity that cannot be discern at the moment of agony. The prince of darkness make the same offer to His people that focus on Lord Jesus that are confronting challenges in poverty. Satan will give the kingdom of this world to those who will bow down and worship him, and serve him by living according to his ways. There is prosperity of the world and there is the prosperity of His Kingdom. The coming judgments will help His people to know the difference. The riches of those who have prospered by serving the prince of the evil age and using the ways of this evil age will be a millstone that hangs about their neck when the floods come. All will soon be judged by the TRURH. Those who prosper by Jesus Christ do not compromise truth in order to prosper. His judgment begins with His household to teach them discipline so that they will walk in obedience. The wages of sin is death and the wages of righteousness are peace, joy, glory and honor, all about to receive their worthy wage. This is the judgment, and it is justice that begins with His own household. Shalom!
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WORD FROM THE MERCY SEAT
He who despises the word will be destroyed, But he who fears the commandment will be rewarded. (proverbs13:13)
The Lord will show severity to the proud and mercy to the humble. The greatest distraction of His people has not been the difficulties, but prosperity. If His people would seek Him during times of prosperity, He could trust them with even more of the true wealth of the Kingdom. He desire for His Church abundance and forever good deed. He wants our generosity to overflow. His people will prosper in earthly riches in the time ahead, even in the time of trouble, but the riches will be from Him and not from the prince of this present evil age. If He cannot trust His people with earthly riches, how can He trust them with the power of the age to come? We must learn to seek Him as much in prosperity as when we are in poverty. All that He entrusts to us is still the owner. He will only entrust more to those who are more obedient.
The Lord want us to know that the prince of darkness also give prosperity that cannot be discern at the moment of agony. The prince of darkness make the same offer to His people that focus on Lord Jesus that are confronting challenges in poverty. Satan will give the kingdom of this world to those who will bow down and worship him, and serve him by living according to his ways. There is prosperity of the world and there is the prosperity of His Kingdom. The coming judgments will help His people to know the difference. The riches of those who have prospered by serving the prince of the evil age and using the ways of this evil age will be a millstone that hangs about their neck when the floods come. All will soon be judged by the TRURH. Those who prosper by Jesus Christ do not compromise truth in order to prosper. His judgment begins with His household to teach them discipline so that they will walk in obedience. The wages of sin is death and the wages of righteousness are peace, joy, glory and honor, all about to receive their worthy wage. This is the judgment, and it is justice that begins with His own household. Shalom!
#prophetAKANBI #prophet_AKANBI #SEERwidsom #deLORDseer #AKANBItheSEER #collegeofSEER #eaglestarCHURCH #eagleSTARminist
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WORD FROM THE MERCY SEAT
He who despises the word will be destroyed, But he who fears the commandment will be rewarded. (proverbs13:13)
The Lord will show severity to the proud and mercy to the humble. The greatest distraction of His people has not been the difficulties, but prosperity. If His people would seek Him during times of prosperity, He could trust them with even more of the true wealth of the Kingdom. He desire for His Church abundance and forever good deed. He wants our generosity to overflow. His people will prosper in earthly riches in the time ahead, even in the time of trouble, but the riches will be from Him and not from the prince of this present evil age. If He cannot trust His people with earthly riches, how can He trust them with the power of the age to come? We must learn to seek Him as much in prosperity as when we are in poverty. All that He entrusts to us is still the owner. He will only entrust more to those who are more obedient.
The Lord want us to know that the prince of darkness also give prosperity that cannot be discern at the moment of agony. The prince of darkness make the same offer to His people that focus on Lord Jesus that are confronting challenges in poverty. Satan will give the kingdom of this world to those who will bow down and worship him, and serve him by living according to his ways. There is prosperity of the world and there is the prosperity of His Kingdom. The coming judgments will help His people to know the difference. The riches of those who have prospered by serving the prince of the evil age and using the ways of this evil age will be a millstone that hangs about their neck when the floods come. All will soon be judged by the TRURH. Those who prosper by Jesus Christ do not compromise truth in order to prosper. His judgment begins with His household to teach them discipline so that they will walk in obedience. The wages of sin is death and the wages of righteousness are peace, joy, glory and honor, all about to receive their worthy wage. This is the judgment, and it is justice that begins with His own household. Shalom!
#prophetAKANBI #prophet_AKANBI #SEERwidsom #deLORDseer #AKANBItheSEER #collegeofSEER #eaglestarCHURCH #eagleSTARminist
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JESUS IS MISSING
41 ¶ Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the passover.
42 And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast.
43 And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph and his mother knew not of it.
44 But they, supposing him to have been in the company, went a day's journey; and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance.
45 And when they found him not, they turned back again to Jerusalem, seeking him.
46 And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions.
47 And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers.
48 And when they saw him, they were amazed: and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing.
49 And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business?
50 And they understood not the saying which he spake unto them.  Luke 2:
This scripture is quite familiar to several people as it tells us the story of how Jesus followed His earthly parents to Jerusalem f9opr the feast of the Passover. But our concern here is not just the story. We want to examine what happened to Joseph and Mary the Jesus was missing from their midst and they never knew it.
Since it happened to people like Joseph and Mary, it could happen to anyone. As a minister of fact, there are several people, churches and fellowships groups in whose lives Jesus is presently missing and they do not know it. This then calls for a careful study of this incidence kin order to learn wisdom for our lives and our walk with God.
It will be very costly assumption to think that you are a child of God, that God is with you and that Jesus is in your heart, only to get to the gate of Heaven and discover that you never knew Him or that you missed Him along the way. At that time, it will be too late and eternity will open up to you on the other side, which is hell fire.  There is therefore an urgent need to pay close attention to this matter.
Now the Bible said,
   “41 ¶ Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the passover…” vs 41
This is one thing you should note as we prayerfully go on in this study. Mary and Joseph were not careless, ungodly people. They were quite religious. They went every year to the feast of Passover. They were not people who had absconded from church; they were not even people who went to the temple occasionally. They were regularly. Maybe you are such a person who has never missed any of your church meetings and programs, Joseph and Mary were people like you. The bible records that when Jesus was twelve years old, they went with Him up to Jerusalem as they had always done.
Think a little more about the background of Mary and Joseph. Marry was a woman that set her self for God. She consecrated her heart to God. Mary, though in courtship relationship with Joseph, with the consent of their two families and the wedding day already fixed still maintained her virginity! Not many young people kin this age care so much about being chaste. Not many eventually get married as virgins.
They “spoil” themselves with premarital sex or fornication. Many even go as far as aborting pregnancies. But not Mary, she kept herself in the midst of such pressures and temptations. Now if such a person that has been working in the service of God (proper consecration) walking with a heart turned towards God, and in holiness, missed Jesus, then I would again like to remind to consider this very closely. It could happen to you also!
 
THE POINTERS TO MISSING JESUS
What could happen to Mary and Joseph that they missed Jesus from their lives? Remember, that Mary carried Jesus for nine months in her womb. She stayed with Jesus for twelve years. How could they have missed Him and not know it? How could you that have been a Christian for some years now (if you really are); “born again” (so to speak) several years ago, still miss Jesus? How could the reality of Jesus, the reality of the Christian life, and of the power of God, dissipate from your life and you will not know it? Is it possible to continue in church and religious activities, going from one meeting to another, and from one conference to another, yet in reality be a backslider: bereft of any tangible Heavenly and spiritual reality? Is it possible that, with all the bogus religious titles, positions, reputations and privileges around you, Jesus is already missing? These are the issues I am raising for us to consider. Now, what are the remote and immediate pointers that one is about to, or is already out of tune with the Master?
 
 
1.     WHEN GENUINE SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCES DEGENERATE INTO FEAST AND CUSTOMS!
The word of God said;
“…his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the passover.”
The first pointer unto missing Jesus I want to draw your attention you in the passage under consideration is – The Passover became a feast! The Passover, when it was instituted was an experience. It was something that changed people’s lives. In the Old Testament everybody knew that he actually passed-over from the dominion (kingdom) of Egypt, out of bandage at the Passover. PASSOVER MEANT DELIVERANCE! It was the foundation for all other spiritual encounters! It meant coming out of the tyranny of darkness into the light, under cloud of the presence of God. But at this particular time in question, people that never had the real experience of Passover only attended it as a feast. A Christian loses Jesus from his life when the experience that changed many people’s lives in the past becomes an ordinary feast to him. When church attendance is no more to encounter, or to have an experience with God, but an ordinary feast and entertainment to a man, he will soon lose Jesus on his life.
Do you know that singing: churches, praise worship, hymns, e.t.c for instance can become a feast? It can degenerate, as indeed it has done in several of our denominations today into mere ‘frenzies and jamborees’! It has actually become nothing but mere “musical concerts” embellished with all kinds of beasts and instruments borrowed from Babylon’, though these songs are actually spiced with gifted soprano voice that come from unbroken and fleshy hearts!
Is it not a common knowledge that several of our so called ‘Christian albums’ are nothing but ‘Jamaican reggae beats’ covered with Isaac watts and Charles Wesley voices? Is it any wonder then that when we now sing such songs, our lives do not bear the same fruits and results as those saints of blessing memory?
Dear man of God’, instead of the bogus, and carnal launching of twelve million naira musical instruments accompanied with prayer and fasting, you have plunged your congregation into, you should first in your own life and then with your congregation do a ‘spiritual launching’ for the recovery of the Holy consecrated, spirit filled and obedient life that was once delivered unto the saints!
Again, let me remained you, church activities and indeed, every religious activities for that matter can  become an ordinary ‘feast’ when it carries no spiritual experience in your life again. Even prayer as spiritual as it is can become a ‘feast’. When prayer-time is no longer a genuine fellowship with God, but a routine of vain repetition and meaningless words, or even in the name of ‘speaking in tongues’! Or worse still when your prayer time with God instead of bending your self-will and writing eternal characters in your life becomes only an avenue for using God to advance your selfish ambitions… when it is no longer a place of receiving God’s will and the grace to do it, but rather a routine of “God give me this”, God do this for me”, “God destroy all those who are standing in the way of my blessing and promotion”. When prayer time-God’s opportunity for breaking the tyranny of self, sin and rotteness of your life – becomes diverted to serving your interest, then you have entered into the realms of ceremonies and feast!
There are yet others who presently attend prater meetings, family prayer times or devotions, or even fasting retreats, not because the burden and desire to pray is present, but rather more out of “saving face”, “a name”, or even their “past reputation” of being once upon a time a spiritual  brother or sister. The truth however, alas, is Ichabod! The glory has departed and the heart has backsliden.  To such, Jesus in the book of Revelation says: “thou has a name that thou liveth, but thou at dead” when you participate in any religious activity just to protect a name or to defend yourself against people thinking that you are no longer fervent- then, spiritual thing have become just a feast or ceremony  you as well. You are on the shortest possible path to losing Jesus.
Friends, from the above and other indices too numerous to mention, will you not agree that the things of God are becoming just a ceremony you?
Don’t you now know for instances just go to church on Sundays only as a ceremony? Imagine that for weeks, you don’t do any genuine personal study of your bible to go for service.  Perhaps, you may be going to show off your new dress, your new car, or even to parade your fine looking (and probably spoilt) children! It is certainly not out of a hunger or desire to see the glory of God.
When you see these parameters in your life, they are pointers unto missing the reality of the Christian life. They are pointers showing that you may already be missing the Lord Jesus Christ out in your life and you do not know it.
Further more in verse 42 we read:
“And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast.”
Look at the important phrase “after the custom of the feast.”   They went there, but it was to meet a custom… a program that had already been set. It was to meet a custom that must be followed… the step-by-step ‘lifeless’ constitution, organization or mere form, that has been arranged and must be followed… and anyone could run through this so called programmed without meeting Jesus. So they went “after the custom of the east”: a routine mandated procedure.
In some Christian circles today, it is a custom to come to church and just dance around and sing without necessarily touching Jesus. It is a custom in several congregations to make noice and to shout “seven big halleluyahs” facing; north, east, or west. It is not because there is any real or overflowing joy, or that people genuinely are saved and delivered from sin and reconciled to their Maker, or have become spontaneously filled with joy of the Holy Spirit which is the genuine outcome of such experiences… but men are programmed and manipulated to shout “amen”, “halleluyah”, “glory to God”…, while in bitterness, in vengeance, in resentment, in anger, in adultery and every wantonness you can imagine in their private lives. These are nothing but customary empty noises from noisy and sinful hearts.
Psalm 137: 1, 3, we read;
1 ¶ By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion.
2 We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof.
3 For there they that carried us away captive required of us a song; and they that wasted us required of us mirth, saying, Sing us one of the songs of Zion.
4 How shall we sing the LORD'S song in a strange land?
Dear officiating Pastor and Minister, how dare you program men to sing Halleluyah (a genuine Heavenly song and language) with a strange voice, from a strange heart and captivated how can men and women captured and captivated by lust, worldliness, forgery, bigotry end adultery,…spontaneously sing such songs, except it be by programme or other such mechanical arrangement and devices of men? Where will the supply of the Spirit come form to make such joyful and acceptable noice unto the Lord?. Again in
Titus 2:11-14
“11 ¶ For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,
12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
14 Who gave himself for us, THAT HE MIGHT REDEEM US FROM ALL INIQUITY, AND PURIFY UNTO HIMSELF A PECULIAR PEOPLE, ZEALOUS OF GOOD WORKS.”
As you can see in verse 14, ‘sin’, ‘iniquities’, or every ‘work of the flesh’ are like killers of zeal and every form of good  works. A man that Jesus has never redeemed from all iniquity can never possess genuine zeal for glorifying God! And I see you as church leader investing so much in drums, trumpets, loudspeakers, and other bogus public address systems to create ‘effects’ and ‘noice’ – an imitation of what the Holy Spirit alone can do in men and women once they are genuinely delivered from sin and flesh in their lives.
Rather than ‘program’ the drummer in your church to beat the ‘conger’ seven times an the key- boardist to press the percussion key each time you shout “praise the LORD” pursue reality, holiness and purity! Pursue, and have victory first over your taste, passions, appetites, and selfish tendencies. Then you shall have joy and genuine happiness both in you, those around you, and in your congregation! This would pay off better than your custom of standing of to sing or say “I see the Lord, He is high and lifted up and His train fills the temple…eem…eem…I can feel Him right now..ishhh…umm…and such other Pentecostal slangs and languages that is presently every where, when in reality you neither feel nor see Him.
You could also miss out on Jesus without knowing it when spiritual gifts and services that started with great convictions and earnests in you has now become a custom… has your preaching or messages for instance become an ordinary lifeless duty or routine, and no longer with the prayers, the initiatives and the deep burden for the conversion and the salvation of souls with which it stared with. Even you choir-master; do you still sing to touch souls or your ministry in songs has become as customary as a daily paid workers? Something you do just to “catch an honorarium”!
I wan you to now check your life. Truly you were “born again” some years ago, are you still in touch with that fire that was kindled in your heart at the beginning? The love, the passion, the motives you had for doing all that you are presently doing for Jesus, are they still there? Or has your worships and service degenerated into ordinary custom?
“ I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience,  …and for my name's sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted. Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.”   Rev.2:2-5.
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WHAT IS HOLINESS?
Holiness is when all these sins are out of your life and all unclean and evil thoughts are wiped out. Holiness is when you are wholly dedicated to your God. You are completely yield to His will and filled with His love.
There is a great secret, of being younger than your age; that is, having your youth renewed life the eagle’s, is holiness. If you are going to be living in sin, sin will make you older than your age [the age here is vulture]. When you are holy, there is an inward peace in you and because of it, frustration, doubts, and worry will not be in your heart.
God’s love will fill your heart and you will be free from all that internal strife that destroys the soul and mind and body. Once there is peace internally, all your faculties will feel the benefit. Your nerves, your blood pressure and your skin will all share in your internal spiritual blessing.
If you see someone who is confused internally, there is no way the person will be right outside, if you are going to be holy outside, it will also show outside. The bible is a text book of holiness. It is called the HOLY BIBLE written by a holy God through holy men, to make us a holy people. When you are holy, that thing called the old man, which is the flesh, will be put off and you will put on the new man.
HOLINESS IS MORE THAN DOCTRINE
Holiness is not a theory, but an experience. It is Jesus Himself and not just doctrines. These days, we now fine a lot of people just turning holiness upside down. It is essential, therefore, for me to tell you what holiness is not.
HOLINESS IS NOT FREEDOM FROM TEMPTATION
Jesus was sinless, yet He was tempted in all points. The Bible says, “for we do not have a high priest that cannot be touched with our infirmities, because He cane in the form of man and was tempted at all points, yet He was without sin.”  [Hebrew 4:15] The devil will always attack those who are most dangerous to him. If the devil look at someone and considers the person a spiritual nonentity, he would leave such person alone to enjoy himself, ride his expensive cars and do all sorts of things. He would be treating this person like a Christmas goat, making him fat so that he could eat him later.
Do no envy men who are living in sin, because when trouble comes, there will be no one to deliver them. They may be laughing at those who are living a holy life now. When ever a committed Christian goes to church, they would want to know what benefits he gets from going there. The time would come when we shall know who is benefitting. It will be clear to many people that as far as the kingdom of God is concerned, money is valueless.
The devil is more active against Christian. What I am trying to emphasize is that temptation is not sin except you yield to it. You cannot stop birds from flying across your head, but you can stop them from by building nests on your house.
It is not a sin to be tempted. In fact, we face temptations every day. It is a good thing when you get to the level where you are broken so that the temptation does not affect you.
HOLINESS IS NOT AN EXPERIENCE THAT CANNOT BE LOST
Just as a Christian can loose the experience of salvation, and his sanctification, a man can loose his blessing of holiness. That is to say someone that was holy yesterday may not be holy today. Thus, holiness is a daily affair and not a weekly thing. The one you did yesterday is not sufficient for today because the devil too, has not relaxed.
HOLINESS IS NOT FREEDOM FROM MISTAKES
A holy person may make mistakes but, he must be quick to correct himself and not retain one sin in his heart. Paul was arraign before the high privet and said, Men and brethren, I have lived in all good conscience before God until this day.  Acts 23: 1. And high priest thought Paul his magnify himself fleshly and commanded him to be slapped, but someone tells Paul it is high priest, Then said Paul unto him, God shall smite thee, thou whited wall: for sittest thou to judge me after the law, and commandest me to be smitten contrary to the law? Acts 23:3. The people present, promptly tell him that he was talking to the high priest. Paul apologized immediately. Some people will continue to talks and argue ‘he can be high anything, does that give him the license to slap me?” holy men do make mistakes and they correct them. There is no freedom from mistakes, but the holiness within will always ensures immediate restitution.
A pastor, who had never conducted a funeral service before, dropped his Bible inside the casket, the first time he conducted one. He was embarrassed and so was everybody present at the burial ceremony. He has to retrieve his bible from the coffin. He made a mistake but moved immediately to correctly himself.
HOLINESS IS NOT FREEDOM FROM NATURAL DESIRES
For example, anger is carnal and sinful, but righteous anger directed against sin and the devil is not a sin. You can get angry but where do you direct the anger? There some people who are always complaining about everything in the whole world. They wake up, they complain about the weather, the bus, and the people. They are always complaining. It will be so nice if such people can direct their complaints to the enemy. Worldliness is sin, but someone who is tired and wants to take a rest is not committing sin. Gluttony is sin but someone who is enjoying a good normal size food is not sinning. Because you are holy and saved, does not mean you will no longer get angry or dear to sleep or rest. In essence, holiness is not freedom from natural desires.
HOLINESS IS NOT FREEDOM FROM TROUBLE
Because you are holy does not mean. Problem will not come, a Christian can have a problem, but the problem must non have the Christian. God test us in these waters you trouble to see how we will come out of it.
HOLINESS IS NOT SUPERIOTY COMPLEX
It is having a holier than thou attitude. Have you seen your name in the book of life before you start claiming that you are the holiest person? A holy man becomes even more humble. A holy man is conscious of his own weaknesses. Let that be very clear. God demands that his children be holy. Holiness is not optional; it is essential for all Christians.
HOLINESS IS NECESSARY TO KEEP US FROM BACKSLIDING
There is great army of backsliders every where now and the chief reason for backsliding is failure to seek after holiness. The Christian life is like a man rowing a boat up a river, if he stop rowing, his speed will reduce and he will begin to go backward or downstream. The boat therefore, cannot stand still. It will either go up or down the river. So it is with the Christian life. You can still be doing your religious duties and yet be backsliding. Backsliding is always gradual, probably unnoticed at first. Look at Samson. After being a good leader of Israel at be like other times; he did not know, that he had failed to press forward after holiness and did not deal with the lust in his eyes.
Many Christians are now found committing open sins because of the seed of sins already in their hearts. There are some people called secret backsliders that committing secret sins in tithes, offering because no one is monitoring them, the secret backsliders is the most vocal person around. He is the one at the forefront, carrying the bible around and preaching from house to house. The devil has finished him and he is only moving around like a corpse.
HOLINESS GIVES US THE POWER TO WITNESS FOR CHRIST
People are more interested in reading us now, even than the Bible. An impatient or bad temper woman who is a Christian will find it difficult to deal with her unsaved husband. If she says, “darling, follow me to church.” He will not go. Rather, he will say, “you are the most unqualified person to talk to me about salvation. I do not see the evidence in your own life.” 
WHY DO WE HAVE TO BE HOLY?
Holiness is necessary because the Lord’s return is drawing near, at any time from now, the trumpet may sound. Holiness is necessary before we can enter Heaven.
No sin can enter Heave. No pride, jealousy, envy, impurity, hatred and bitterness can be tolerated in Heaven. It is holy place for holy set of people. Satan was once a prince of God and suddenly, he was cast away from Heaven, when pride enters into his heart. It was only one sin he committed and got thrown down. God rain mercy when ever they ask for forgiveness. When some people are told to live a holy life, they would simply reply, leave me alone. I want to live my life my own way, I don’t want any pastor or anything to teleguide me.” A man who is yearning for such freedom is like a train saying. “I am tired of passing between theses two rails, year after year; the train wants liberty and what will happen? It will crash. We should thus be holy so that God can use us.
Great men of God have been holy men, men with clean heart who are on fire for God are the one who move the mountains and are great in the eyes of          God. As long as there is any root of sin in our heart, the Holy Ghost cannot have His way in us and our usefulness is hindered. A young man was praying one day, and said, “oh Lord, give me power!” then, he change his prayer to, “oh Lord, I will give up every sin.” The reason he changed the prayer was that God said that power was available, but the sin in his life was hindering the power. If your vessel is not clean, clean it, and miraculous things will begin to happen.
It is possible for each and every one of us to be holy and useful. It is indescribably better than winning and battle or holding any worldly post. Jesus died to make us holy. So we have to be holy. He submitted Himself to stripes, insults, mocking and death on the cross. We cannot afford to disappoint Jesus. Let not His blood be spent in vain upon our lives. He was pushed on the streets with a heavy cross on His shoulder. He did not sleep for days and was pushed from Pilate to Herod, to Caiaphas and all over the places like a common criminal. His disciple who had boasted to die with Him ran away when trouble came. Peter who was seemingly very bold denied Him when some people cornered him and challenged him that he was one of the disciples of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. People on the rooftops were watching Him when He was carrying the cross and He full because He was very weak and tried because of many days He was not given food and blood as gosh out form Him. I praise God that the person who carried the cross for Him was a black man from Africa. Any time God was going to make a dramatic change, a black man turn up. This man who carried the cross of Jesus was a black man called Simon. When you read the book of the Acts, you will see that the first time gospel left Jerusalem was through a black man, the Ethiopian eunuch. At the church in Antioch there was at legist a black prophet among them.
WHY SHOULD WE BE HOLY?
Sin in the heart is more dangerous than gun powder. Holiness is the safeguard against all demonic builders. For lack of holiness, peter and David fell from grace to grass. With holiness Joseph and Daniel resisted temptation and Stephen gladly faced death, rather than deny the Lord. Without holiness, no man shall see the Lord.
HOLINESS ACTION
Now that we have seen that holiness is the foundation of brokenness, what are the steps into holiness? I am not talking about theoretical holiness. In fact, w have so many people today, who can sit down and talk about holiness from morning till night, but when you offend then a little bit, they will fight you like a wounded lion. I am not talking about intellectual holiness or those who only know how to analyze holiness, but do not have the proof in their lives. It is like some people who hold prayer seminars and speak big and bigger grammar about prayer. They analyze it, but when you get there and say, “Open your mouth and pray”, half of them will open their eyes and will not pray at all. Theoretical and intellectual holiness are very terrible things. People with such orientation will not only deceive themselves, but would hinder others. The way God operates is this, if you ant to plant maize or yam, God has to help you if it is to grow. You have to prepare the grown, plant the seed, keep the weeds away, and latter gather the harvests. It is God who will supply the sunshine and the rain and give life to the seed. God will never save a person from sin if the person is not ready to cooperate. There must be cooperation.
NEW BIRTH
The first step to holiness is conversion. You must be converted. There is nothing as miserable someone trying to live a holy life without being born-again. This was the mistakes of Nicodemus. Unless the first step about the new birth experience is clear all that follows will be confusion and disappointment. Before you can build a house or a good character, you must have a good foundation. It is a sad thing to build on sand. Before you can Abadan your building to build another one, you have to be sure that the foundation is well laid. Before you can have abundant life as a Christian you must have life first, because dead things must be a root before we can have the fruit.
People, who want to live a holy life without being born-again, are liken to someone who wants to swim without entering the water. Get clear, no one becomes a Christian because he was born into a Christian home or because hen has Christian parents. Because a goat is born in a house, does not make you say it is a human being. All those experiences that people are talking about are not valuable if within your heart, you know you are not converted. The day you enter the kingdom of Heaven is your most important birthday. All other birthday are wise useless on earth.
If you are not sure whether you are born-again or not, it means you are not born-again. If you are born-again, you will know. You will get to a stage in your life, that you know you cannot save yourself, then you will cry to the Lord for help.
The Bible says, “if the foundation is destroyed, what can the righteous do?  [Psalm 11:3] “A lot of us are trying to build on faulty foundations.
God wants brokenness people that He can truly and commits His treasure to. When God commit His treasure into your hands, woe betides that enemy who rises up against you. Woe to the wizard who sends arrows to you or the witch who harass you, because as they attack you, they instantly become’s God enemies.
 
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THE MIND A BATTLEFIELD
The mind of man’s thinking organ. Through the mind, we know, think, imagine, recollect, and understand. The intellectual power, rationality, wisdom and intelligence of man all belong to the mind. Broadly speaking our mind is everything related to our brain. Mind is the psychological term, while brain is the physiological term. The mind in psychology is the brain in physiology. The mind occupies a big part in man’s life because the mind directs man’s conduct the most.
                                                 BEFORE REGENERATION
According to the bible, man’s mind is a battlefield. This is something unique. In the mind satan and the evil spirit battle with the truth and also battle with the believers. We may use an example. The will and the spirit are like a fortress which evil spirits try to attack and capture. Man’s mind is the field on which the battle takes place and from which the fortress is stormed and taken. The Apostle Paul said “3 For though we may be living in the flesh, we are not fighting after the way of the flesh  4 (For the arms with which we are fighting are not those of the flesh, but are strong before God for the destruction of high places);  5 Putting an end to reasonings, and every high thing which is lifted up against the knowledge of God, and causing every thought to come under the authority of Christ; (2 cor.10:3-5) the Apostle first told  us about the war, then he told us where the war is and what it is for. This war is completely related to the mind of man. The apostle likened the” reasonings” to he mind of man a place enemy uses as stronghold. He considered the mind as a stronghold guarded by the enemy that must be “overthrown.” He also considered that within this stronghold there are many “rebellious thoughts” the apostle as to overthrow the mind of man and imprison and take “take captivity” the rebellious thought” in man’s mind so these thoughts would be brought completely unto the “obedience of Christ.” From these verses we can see that the mind of man is a battlefield because this is where evil spirit war with God.
The bible tells us that “4 Because the god of this world has made blind the minds of those who have not faith, so that the light of the good news of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, might not be shining on them. (2 Cor. 4:4) these agree with the previously cited scripture because this is how satan guards and blinds the mind of man. Perhaps a man considers himself to be very intelligent, able to use various arguments to oppose the gospel. Some think that others do not believe because they do not yet understand. Actually, the eyes of men’s minds are guarded by satan, their “thoughts were hardened” (3:14). They were “doing the desire of the flesh and the thoughts, and were by nature children of wrath” (Eph. 2:3).  They are enemies in [the] mind “(col.1:21) because “the carnal mind is enmity against God:” (Rom. 8:7). We can see that the mind is the part of man’s mind related to which is most easily attacked by satan. The authority of darkness cannot directly do anything to man’s will, emotion and body unless it has gained quite considerable ground I him already. The same is not true with mind. It appears that the mind is the enemy’s property already; he does not need any special permission or invitation from man before he can freely work in the mind. The apostle likens the mind to the enemy’s ‘stronghold,” as if to tell as how deeply rooted and firm the relationship between satan with this evil spirits and the mind of man is. Therefore, satan and his evil spirits can make man’s mind their stronghold and keep man a prisoner through his mind they put man under their authority by utilizing his mind. They also utilize the imprisoned mind to transmit poison to others; and cause them to rise up in rebellion against God. We cannot say with certainty how much of the philosophy, logic, knowledge, fashion, investigation, research and science in the world today come from the power of influence of darkness. But one ting is certain:  reasonings that lift themselves up against the knowledge of God are the strongholds of the enemy.
The proximity of the mind to the authority of darkness is nothing strange. Mankind’s first sin was the pursuit of the” knowledge of good and evil.” That knowledge was fron satan. Hence, the knowledge (mind) of mankind is peculiarly completely with satan. After reading bible carefully and observing the experience of the saints, one can see that all the fellowship between man and satan with this evil spirits is in the mind. One only needs to consider the temptations from the devil. All temptations from the devil to man occure in the mind. While it is true that the devil often uses the flesh to arouse man’s consent, he always entices man by turning temptation into some kind of thoughts. We cannot separate temptation from the mind. All temptations are given to us through the thoughts. Since our thoughts have such an “open-door policy” with the authority of darkness, we should know how to guard our thoughts. Before a man is born again, his thoughts pervert him from knowing God therefore; God’s great power is needed to overthrow the reasonings of man. At the time man is saved, one thing happens or should happen-repentance. Repentance in the original text means nothing other than “a change of mind.” Because man is at enemy with God in the mind, God wants man’s mind to have a change before He can give life to man. When man does not believe, his moral nature is in darkness. At the time he is saved, his mind is change. God want man first to have a change of mind before he receives a new heart because the mind is so united with the devil (Acts 11:18)
                                                      AFTER BELIEVING
After a believer repents, his mind is not completely delivered fro Satan’s workings. That mind of a new believer is as innocent, ignorance and victim. As satan previously worked through the mind he still works now through the mind. The apostle said to the believer in corith, “But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. (2 cor.11:3) the apostle knew how the god of this world had blinded the mind of the unbelievers and, in the same way, how he was deluding the mind of those who already had believed. The apostle knew that even though the believers were already saved, their minds were not yet renewed. Therefore, it remains the most critical battlefield- the mind receives more attacks from the authority of darkness than any other organ of man’s entire being. We must realize that evil spirits of satan pay special attention to our minds and that they always attacks us in our minds. “as the serpent deceived eve by his craftiness.” Satan did not attack eve’s heart first, he attacked her mind first, not our heart, with the purpose of corrupting us from faith in the simplicity. They know that our mind is the weakest spot.
Before we believed, the mind was there stronghold; even now there are still many places that are not yet overthrown. They start where they can be most successful. Eve’s heart was sinless, but she accepted the thought suggested by satan in her mind. She was enchanted by the power of his subtlety to point that her mind lost its rationality, thereby becoming trapped. Therefore, it is useless for a believer to boast that he is upright in his motive. His mind must be trained to withstand evil spirits. Otherwise, they will have a way to tempt and to deceive his mind, and will cause his will to lose its power to decision.
Following 2 Corinthians 11:3, the apostle tells us where the danger comes from. Some will preach “another Jesus” causing them to receive a different spirit” and accept “a different gospel” (v.4). this means that the danger to the believers is to have erroneous teachings instilled into their minds which will lead them away from the pure gospel of Christ. This is what the “serpent” wants to do today. Satan will pretend to be an angel of light so that in their minds, believers will worship “another Jesus” who is not the Lord, receive different spirit” which is not the Holy Spirit, and through the believers spread “a different gospel” which is not the gospel of God arace. The apostle told us that all this is done by satan in the mind of the believers. One by one, satan turns these “teachings” into thoughts and instill them into the mind of the believers. It is a very pitiful thing today that few believers are able to know these matters. How many believers know satan gives “good thoughts” to man.
We should know that a believer can receive a new life, a new heart, but not a new mind. Many believers have a new heart, but their head is old. The heart is full of love, but the head (the mind) does not have any discernment. Many are puree in their motive, but not so clear in their thoughts is their head. The mind is full of all kinds of mixture and very lacking in crucial, spiritual, discernment. Many believers truly have a tender regard in their hearts for all of God’s children, yet their minds are full of ideas, opinions and goals. Many of God’s best and most faithful children are very narrow and prejudiced in their thoughts. They have made up their mind about the truth. They only want their kind truth and completely reject anything else which does not agree with their prejudices. All this happens because their heads are not as big as their hearts. These are also many God’s children whose minds can never come up with anything.  Although the have heard many truths, they can never remember the; neither can they put them into practice or spread them to others. They have heard plenty, but there is no strength to express what they have heard. Thought they have been receiving truths for years, they cannot meet the smallest needs of others. This kind of people may even boast that they are full of the Holy Spirit! This happens because their minds have not been completely renewed.
Man’s head does more damage to him than his heart! If believers could differentiate between the renewing of the heart and the renewing of the head, they would not be misleading to trust in man. Believers must know that a man can have the most intimate fellowship with God, and at the satan time, the mind can unintentionally receive the suggestions of satan, bring his conduct, speech and judgment into error. Other than the clear teaching of the bible, no one person’s word is entirely dependable. We should not live by the words of any one person just because we are close to him of admire and honor him. We must realize that even though a person’s word and deeds are very holy, his thoughts are not necessary entirely spiritual. Our attention should not be on his words and deeds, but on his mind, his head. If we believe what a servant of God says to be God’s truth based on the words and conduct of the man of God, we are making his words and conduct the standard for the truth, and not the bible. Throughout history, many propagators of heresies were holy believers! Even though their heart-life-was renewed, their head-mind-was the same as before. Therefore, they behave in such a way. We admit that life is more important than knowledge-many times more important-but after we have been edified in life, we should not neglect the pursuit of knowledge, that is, the knowledge that proceeds from the renewed mind. Believers must realize that both their heart and their mind must be renewed.
If the mind is not renewed, a believer’s life will not be balances; it will be almost impossible to do any god work. Most teachings today emphasize a believer’s spiritual life (the heart) - how one should love, be patient, humble etc. these are surely very important and nothing can substitute for these things. However, we should not think that these are sufficient to make up all the needs. They are important for a believer’s mind to be renewed and enlarged and increase in the strength so that it becomes strong. Otherwise, we will have an imbalanced life. Many people think that a spiritual believer should be one without any perception. It seems that the more foolish one is the better. Besides being a little better than other in his living, he has no other usefulness, and he cannot be entrusted with anything. Of course, we do not want worldly intelligence and knowledge. But the goal of God’s salvation is not that we would continue to use the same mind that was defiled by sin. God want our mind to be renewed in the same want that our spirit is renewed. God wants our mind to be restored to the perfect condition that existed at the time of His creation so that we will not only glorify God in our living, but also with our mind. Countless numbers of God’s children have become narrow, obstinate, hard and even defiled through the negligence of their minds. The result is that they have come short of God’s glory. Believers must know in order for their lives to be full, their minds must be renewed. God’s kingdom is lacking in workers because the minds of many believers are incapable of being anything. Believers forget that after they are saved, they should still pursue the full renewing of their mind. This results in their work being hindered. This is why the bible emphatically tells the believers, “be transformed by the renewing of the mind.” (Rom.12:2)
                              A MIND UNDER THE ATTACK OF EVIL SPIRIT
If we examine all the experiences in the minds of the believers, we will realize that the minds of the believers are just narrow; they also have many other sickness. For example, the mind is affected by thoughts and imaginations that cannot be controlled, filthy pictures, wandering and chaotic recollections, sudden loss of memory, prejudices that comes fro now here, lack of concentration, thoughts that are stagnant and obstructed as if the mind is chained or fanatical thoughts that turn uncontrollably. Believers always feel that they have no strength to control their minds or direct them according to the will. Moreover, they often find themselves prone to forget about all kind of things, great and small. They find themselves unknowingly committing many “indiscreet” mistakes, without ever bothering to learn the reason for committing them. As far as their body is concerned, they do not seen to have any illness. Yet they do not clearly know why their minds have these symptoms of sickness. Many believers’ minds today are like this, but they do not know the cause.
If a believer realizes that his mind is affected in the way mentioned above he only needs to consider a few things to know where these ailments come from. He only needs to ask himself a few questions? Who controls his mind? Does he control man’s mind? If he does, why is he unable to control it now? Is it God who control man’s mind for him, if neither he of God control, who does? It has to be the authority of darkness that usurps the mind and brings forth these kinds symptoms. Therefore, when a believer seen that he cannot control hid own mind, he should know that this is the enemy’s work. One point should always be remembered: man has a free will. God’s goal is for man to rule himself. Man has the authority to rule over all of his own faculties. Hence, the mind should come under the rule of the will. A believer should ask himself if he has such a mind, and if his thoughts are his own. If they are not his own, they must be the work of evil spirits who work within man’s minds. The will does not want to think and the mind desires to obey the will. In spite of this, the mind finds itself continually thinking. This means that the thoughts in the mind are no longer his own thoughts, but the work of another “person” who is utilizing his thoughts against his will. If a believer does not choose to think, the thoughts that are in his mind are no longer his; they belong to evil spirits.
If a believer wants to differentiate which thoughts are his own and which are evil spirits, he should pay attention to how his “thoughts” come about. If his mind is initially quiet, steady, unperturbed and working according to its disposed position, and suddenly, an idea or a thought come like lightning that is totally unrelated to his work or his disposed position or is totally out of order, then the flashing thought is the work of evil spirits. Their intention is to inject their thoughts into the mind of the believer, fooling him into thinking that they are his own thoughts.
As a rule, the thoughts that evil spirits inject into man’s mind are always something that the does not have and something that is contrary to his usual train of thought. The are totally “new” and are sudden idea that the person has never thought of before. After a believer has such a thought, he should first ask if he is thinking this way. Is it really him thinking? Does he want to thin this way? Or is it “thought” itself being stirred up in the mind? Is it something he does not want and has never thought of before? A believer should find out if he is thinking the thoughts. If he has not originated the thought and is, in fact, against such a thought, even though the thought somehow find its way into mind, he can conclude that though has, come from evil spirits. All the thought that his will never endorse, and all the thoughts that are actually against his will, are thoughts that are not from man himself but are from outside.
Many times the believers mind is full of thoughts and he finds himself unable to stop these thoughts. His mind (head) is likes a thinking machine, which has “turned on” by an external force, thinking continually and uncontrollable. Even though a believer shakes his head increasingly and tries to reject such thoughts, he is not able to do so. The tide of thoughts come like a rolling wave and refuses to stop day and night. Most believers do not know the reason for this. Little do they realize that this is the work of evil spirits, a believer should know what “a thought.” A is thought is his mind grasping a matter. But in an unstoppable train of thought, but a matter grasping the mind! Originally it was the mind thinking about think. Now the mind, Many times a believer want to drop is matter, but an external force seems to remind him in his mind all the time. It does not allow him to forget and forces him to keep on thinking. This is the work of evil spirits.
In short, a believer should investigate all abnormal phenomena.  Unless there are due to nature illness, all abnormal phenomena are from evil spirits. God does not interfere with the functions of mans natural faculties. God never interjects His thoughts suddenly into man’s thoughts and He never cuts off the work of man’s mind suddenly or rubs him of anything. All sudden stoppages of thoughts that feel like the brain has become void, sudden appearance of incoherent thoughts in the mind, sudden lapses of memory in the middle of the thoughts that feel like a snap of electronic are the result of the work of evil spirits. Because evil spirits have occupied the faculty of the mind, they can size it at times and stop its function or they can relax it at times and make it action again. A believer should realize that natural cause can produces only natural illnesses. Sudden thoughts and sudden forgetfulness are beyond the control of our will and beyond the course of natural events. For this reason, they must be from some supernatural source. If a believer examines all the phenomena of his mind this way, he will not be ignorant of the reasons for his symptoms.
The book of Ephesians tells us that evil spirits operate “in the sons of disobedience” (2:2).this is very important matter. Evil spirits work not only outside of man but also inside of man. If we want some one to work, at most we use words and expressions and other body movements. But evil spirits can do more than these. They are able to work not only from outside, as fro one man to another man, but they are able to operate within man. This means that they are able to penetrate into man’s mind and work within him, causing man to obey them. Man cannot penetrate into the man mind of another man and stealthily suggest many things in private to him nor can man cause anther man to be confused about the source of these suggestions. But evil spirits can do these things. They have ways that are unavailable to man I his normal communication with one another. First they work in man’s mind and then reach man’s emotion because the mind and the emotion are closely connected. They also begin from the mind and work their way into man’s will because the mind and the will are also closely connected.
The way they move is by stealthily and secretly putting their favorite thoughts into man’s mind in order to accomplish their goal. Or they may prevent man from thinking any thing that they also not want him to think about. The bible clearly teaches that the authority of darkness can gives thoughts to man as well as steal thoughts away from man. John 13:2 says the devil having now put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray him; Luke 8:12 says “then the devil comes, and takes away the word from their heart,” this speaks of how satan takes away the word from the heart.” This speaks of how satan takes away the word which man should remember so that man forgets everything. These tow verses tells us of the two kinds of work that evil spirits perform in man’s mind. But verses we can identify the works of the evil spirits their works are always to add or subtract something form the mind of man.
                              THE REASON FOR THE EVIL SPIRITS’ ATTACT
Why are the believer’s minds so attacked by the evil spirits? One answer is that the believers themselves afford evil spirits (also called demons) an opportunity to attack in their minds. We should realize that it is possible for the believers mind to suffer demons attacks. This is proven by the experiences of many believers. Te place of demons most often attack is the mind because the mind and evil spirits have a special rapport. The attack of evil spirits on the believers mind produces the aforementioned phenomena. Part or the whole of man’s mind have already isolated themselves from man’s sovereign rule and fallen into the hand of evil spirits. As a result, evil spirits are able to think and stop as they wish and ignore the believers own will. Although the mind still resides in the body, its sovereignty belongs to some one else. Even thought the believers may oppose it, nothing will avail. In whatever aspect the believers give place to evil spirits, that aspect will not thereafter obey man’s will again. Instead, it will obey another will. When the believers give any ground in the minds. To put it in another way, if the mind of a believer has lost its sovereignty and is no longer able to rule over itself, the mind is already occupied by evil spirits. Evil spirits have not attacked the believers mind, his will should be able to rule over everything; he can think when he wants to think and spot when he wants to stop. He will not encounter ant difficulty.
The minds of the believer are attacked by evil spirits because the believers have given place to evil spirits in their minds. Believers are prone to give more places in the mind to evil spirits because the mind is related to evil spirits in such a special way. These places become leverage in the believers minds upon which evil spirits freely work. We should remember than mind is of man; if the evil spirits do not have man’s consent, they cannot use his mind. If man does not volunteer-intentionally or unintentional-to hand over the mind to evil spirits they cannot infringe on man’s freedom. This does not mean that evil spirits will never tempt us in the mind (such will not happen in this life). But it means that when we exercise our will to oppose them, they will immediately stop. The problem today is that even thought many believers exercise their problem today is that even thought many believers exercise their own will to resist, temptations still do not stop. This should not happen it is a proof of the work of evil spirits because it is done in disregard of man will.
After a believer has indeed yielded to evils spirits, his mind will inevitably be filled with the works of evil spirits. Evil spirits will work on him according to the ground he has given them. Since he has given ground to evil spirits in his mind, they can do whatever they want in his mind. The most important principle in the work of evil spirits is that one has to give ground for them to work. They can only work when they have the ground. Without the ground, hey have no way to work. The amount of their work is determined by the amount of ground they received. Whenever believers give ground in their minds to evil spirits, the evil spirits will work in the believers’ minds. These are six kind of ground that believers can give to evil spirits.
1.     THE UNRENEWED MIND
The flash is always the place where evil spirits works. If the mind is not renewed, even if a person is regenerated in his spirit, evil spirits will still have a chance to work. Even though the minds of many believers were turned for a moment at the time of their repentance, it does not mean that their eyes, which have been blinded by satan were complete enlightened. Perhaps many areas are still “veiled” because these dark places were the working ground for evil spirits in past days; the fast that they are diminished today does not mean that they are altogether annihilated. Evil spirits still occupy these areas, from which they also direct their operation; it is very common to see evil spirits occupying the minds men through sin. This happens before they are saved or even after they are saved. Even thought some changes have taken place, the old ground has not been uncovered or removed. Therefore, evil spirits still occupy their as their base of operations.
Evil spirits are very careful in covering up their works. If a believer is fleshly, they will generate many thoughts through his mind which are similar to his character and condition. They will make him believe that these are his own thoughts and that they are natural. If such a person is seeking for the baptism of the Holy Spirit, they will counterfeit the work of the Holy Spirit and gave him many supernatural revelations, convincing him that those are from God. Because evil spirits know that this kind of unrenowned mind is the best ground for their work, they obstruct the believer in many ways, causing him to become ignorant and not pursue the renewed of his mind. This is the most frequent ground given to evil spirits. But if there is only this kind of ground given without the passivity spoken of below, the mind and memory will still not be weakened too severely.
2.     IMPRROPER THOUGHS
All sin arises when one gives ground to evil spirits. When a believer pays attention to sin in his mind,   it means he has loaned his mind to the evil spirits because all sin come from evil spirits. If a believer yields to sin in his mind, he cannot refuse the evil spirits behind the sin. However long sinful thoughts reside in the heart, the evil spirits will work within him. All filthy, haughty, unkind, unrighteous and similar thoughts give ground to evil spirits believers who yield in their minds and do not refuse these kinds of thoughts will find these kinds of thought coming back more easily the next time. It also because harder to ward them off because evil spirits have already occupied a place in their mind.
In addition to sin, there are many other improper thoughts that can become a base of operation for evil spirits. Evil spirits often inject a thought into the believers. If they receive it, the thought becomes a ground for evil spirits to work on. Every unconfirmed idea, every vain thought, every notion that comes from nowhere, a sentence one hears in passing, a line in a book one reads accidentally, as well as all the fancies in human life give ground to evil spirits. They enable the evil spirits to work in the future- perhaps after several years. They also cause the believer to be full of prejudice, rebel against God’s truth and believer in many heresies.
3.     MISUNDERSTANDING GOD’S TRUTH
Believers seldom realize that any time they accept the lies from evil spirits; they give place to evil spirits. If we misconstrue the efforts of evil sprits in us, in our environment and in our work by considering them to be natural, obvious, and spontaneous or cause by ourselves, we have give ground to evil spirits and allowed them to continue their works in these matter. We have accepted the lies from evil spirits and they are able to work through the lies that we have accepted. Because we have choose to believe that these thoughts are not from evil spirits, choosing instead to believe that these things are caused by good reasons that originate from ourselves, subconsciously we have allowed these things to remain n us. Though this allowance is the result of our being deceived, it has nevertheless given sufficient ground to evil spirits to continue their work.
On the other hand, many believers misunderstand God’s truth and are not clear about what it means to die with the Lord, to consecrate themselves to the Lord, to wait on the Holy Spirit and to know God’s move and other truths. As a result, prejudice develops in their heart, and they begin to have ideas about what spiritual teachings should be like. Evil spirits will seize this opportunity and give the believers what they misunderstand and what they think they know. In this way, evil spirits go along with the believers’ misunstanding and work accordingly. The believers think that these proceed from God. Actually, evil spirits have counterfeited God’s work through their misunderstanding.
4.     BEING EMPTY IN THE MIND
God created a mind for man; it was not meant fall into disuse. From the beginning God wanted man to hear the word and understand it (Matt. 13:23). From the beginning God wanted man to use his mind to receive His word. This word would then reach from the mind to his love, his will and his Spirit. Therefore, an active mind is a barrier to the work of evil spirits. Consequently, the biggest goal of evil spirits is to make a believer’s mind sink into a state of emptiness. To be empty means to have nothing inside and to be a vacuum. Evil spirits will do this either by deceptions or force; they will cause the believer’s mind to become emptiness. Evil spirits know that the believer’s mind is empty; he will not be able to think and will lose his reason and sense and will.
Believers should exercise their own minds. However, the exercise of the mind is not expedient for evil spirits. As a result, evil spirits try their best to cause the believers’ mind to become empty. When the believers’ minds are functioning normally, the believers will discern all senseless, extraordinary revelations and all kinds of injected thoughts; they will know the source of these thoughts. Emptiness’ of the mind gives ground to evil spirits. All revelations and thoughts received while the mind is empty are from evil spirits. If a believer does not use his mind for a moment, he will see evil spirits zealously coming to his aid!
5.     RECEIVING SUGGESTION
Evil spirits very frequently injected their thoughts into the believers mind. They especially love to “prophesy” to the believer about his circumstances and future. They tell the believer what will become and what he will encounter in the future. If a believer does not know that this are from evil spirits and accepts them or does not reject them, allowing them to remain in the mind, evil spirit will work in the environment at the right time and cause the believer to encounter the thing which was prophesied; in his ignorance, the believer may consider that he himself long known about this. Actually, evil spirits have disguised their idea into some kind of prophecy and injected them into the mind of the believer with the intention of testing the believer’s will to see if he will accept or refuse it. If the believer’s will does not oppose it or if it agree with it, evil spirits will again ground and  work on the believer as much as they will. All of the words of future-tellers and palm readers are fulfilled according to this principle.
Some times evil spirits give similar prophecies concerning a believer’s body. They tell him that he is weak of sick. If the believer accepts his though, he will really become sick and weakened. When the believer is in his sickness, he only knows that he is sick. Those with scientific knowledge may say that it is psychological, but those with spiritual insight know that this is cause by the believer accepting the suggestion of evil spirits; he has given to them. Countless cases of so-called natural illness and so-called psychological activity are the work of evil spirits who work through the ground given to them by man. If a believer does not resist all the thoughts that that come from evil spirits, the will work according to the thoughts they have given to the believer because they have been afforded the ground.
6.     PASSIVITY IN THE MIND
Generally speaking, this is not much difference between emptiness of the mind and passivity of the mind. But strictly speaking, being empty in the mind is not using the mind, while being passive in the mind is waiting for external forces to come and use the mind. Passivity is one step further than emptiness. To be passive is to not move on our own and allow an external force to come and move us. To be passive in the mind is to thinking on our own and allow outside force to think in our mind. To be passive is to become a machine.
Passivity in the mind offers the best working ground for evil spirits. This is no other ground that evil spirits like more. If a believer does not use his own mind and expects outside forces to come upon him, supernatural evil spirits will have an opportunity to take possession of his will and body. Just as a foolish mind can easily be cheated because of its ignorance, a passive mind can easily be attacked of its lack of consciousness. It cannot respond if it not as thought it has no brain. If a believer allows his mind to stop thinking, reasoning and deciding and if he does not compare his own experience and work with that revealed in the bible, he is inviting satan’s deceptions to come into his mind.
In trying to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit, many believers consider that henceforth they do not need to weigh consider or decide whether any seemingly God-given thoughts are according t the light of the bible. They think that the meaning of being led by the Holy Spirit is like being dead, and that thing should only listen to the thoughts and impulse that come from their mind. In particular, they believe that the thoughts that come after they praying are from God. As a result, while they pray and after they pray, they allow their minds to sink into passivity. They stop their own thoughts and every other activity of the mind, in hope of receiving “God’s thoughts.” They believe that this kind of thought is from God and they become hardened, obstinate and unreasonable things. Little they realize that 1. Praying does not cause thoughts to become God’s thoughts: 2. Waiting for godly thoughts before and after they pray, only invites evil spirits to counterfeit God; and 3. God’s guidance is in the intuition and not in the mind. Many believers do not understand that God does not want man to be passive, but to co-labor with Him in an active way. They expend considerable effort to train themselves to become men with passive minds- to become persons who do not know how to think by themselves-and they expect to receive God’s thoughts this way. Little do they realize that when they do not use their minds, God does not use their minds either and He does not give them His thoughts, because His principle is that man would use his own will to control his own faculties and co-labour with Him. When men do not use their mind, evil spirits take the opportunity to come in and control. God does not want men to become machines in order to receive His revelation. Only evil spirits want men to become this way. Hence All passivity afforts convenience for evil spirits. Evil spirits utilize the ignorance and passivity of the believers to work in their minds.

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