WHEN SPIRITS ARE FOUND OUT ~ Discerning of Spirits 👹👺😈🧙♀️🚫🔥
When someone who is functioning under a strong lying spirit is confronted, they usually turn aggressive & begin to accuse those who have been accusing them. They will slander, malign, and do whatever is necessary to get the attention off of them. This is very typical behavior, so don't be surprised. Those spirits know they have been found out, and they begin to manifest all the more, sometimes even causing the person to act very erratically and violently. Often times, the person themselves has begun to believe the lying spirit, and is under strong delusion. They often have difficulty recognizing truth from false, if they have been under the influence of this spirit for a long time. Once they are confronted, the lying usually goes to a whole other level. Also, remember, these "strongman" spirits function together, so you'll see others begin to manifest as well...rage, jealousy, error, etc. If you don't know what spirit(s) you are dealing with, you will continue to be beaten, taken in, maligned, and deceived by these spirits every time. You will continue to "fight" flesh and blood, without understanding what spirits you are truly dealing with. Why? Because even His people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. What you don't know, can hurt you! (Hosea 4:6)
This is part of why it is so beneficial to be able to discern what spirit(s) someone is functioning under. #DiscerningOfSpirits is the most needed, most untaught, and in my opinion, the most lacking gift in the body currently. We truly need to begin to fully equip the body, so they can understand and know how to deal with these spirits, and truly see victory, in their own lives, and when fighting externally. 👹👺😈🧙♀️🚫🔥⚔🛡
The body of Christ, and particularly those within our spirit-filled, apostolic/prophetic realms, are going to need to go to another level of understanding the enemy and how he is functioning in this new era. Putting our heads in the sand, and not wanting to discuss what the enemy is doing in our lives, and in the lives of others, for fear of "focusing too much on the enemy" has not worked. It has caused us to have a weak, sick, bound and unprepared Church.
It is time for us to mature, and realize, we can discuss and understand the enemy and his ploys, so we are "not ignorant", as Paul says, and we can more easily overcome him and his plans and schemes. This does not mean we must focus on him all the time, at the expense of focusing on the Lord, or that we don't focus on Christ and the completed work of the cross. Instead, we are simply able to appropriate that victory in our lives, and in the lives of those around us, and beat the enemy at his own game, with strategies and tactics that actually work! Ignoring him clearly has not worked. 😏
It is time for us to mature to a level where we understand this, and gain the knowledge that is necessary to fight and win in this era in the Kingdom. Too much focus on the enemy is not good, and can be dangerous. Not enough awareness and knowledge of what he is doing, and how he is functioning is also not good, and can be just as dangerous, if not more.
#ItIsTime #TimeToMature #TimeToLearnToFight #TimeToWin #StategiesOfWar #DoNotBeignorant #IgnoranceIsNotBliss #WeaponsOfOurWarfare ⚔🛡🏹💪
Amanda Shiflett - Prophetic Reformer