Witness Him Now
September 13, 2021
OK. I just deleted my live video. I watched it and it was just a lot of rambling, and I want this to be a clear message. It is too important. This message is over binding on earth so that it can be bound in heaven.
When God made man, He made him a little lower than the angels, and He crowned him with glory and honor, and He gave man authority over all things. (Hebrews 2:78) So we are a little lower than the angels - the mighty, powerful spirits, but we were given something that they were not given - a body. Spirits don't have bodies. The only way for them to be able to do anything on earth is for them to find a body to dwell in. But we get to choose which spirits live in our bodies and which do not. God gave us the authority to do this. However, when we sin, we give permission for the spirits that are against us - God's enemies - to enter our hearts. Once they are in our hearts, they can use our bodies to do whatever they want to do.
Now the only way to stop a spirit from entering a heart is to not sin. We can make a conscious choice to set boundaries for ourselves that we will not cross. We are BINDING (forbidding) on earth, so it is BOUND (forbidden) in heaven. But because Adam chose to sin, sin entered into the heart of man, and now man is born with a "Sin Nature." We have a natural tendency to want to sin. Just for someone to say, "You can't do that," makes us want to do it. So the other way to BIND (forbid) on earth is to make the consequences so great that we don't want to sin anymore.
In Leviticus 19, we find the instructions for what we can not do. In Leviticus 20, we find the punishments for disobedience. A lot of the punishment in the old testament was death.
"Anyone who dishonors father or mother must be put to death. Such a person is guilty of a capital offense." (vs.9).
"If a man commits adultery with his neighbor's wife, both the man and the woman who have committed adultery must be put to death." (vs. 10)
"If a man practices homosexuality, having sex with another man as with a woman, both men have committed a detestable act. They must both be put to death, for they are guilty of a capital offense." (vs. 13)
"If a man has sex with an animal, he must be put to death, and the animal must be killed." (vs.15)
These are just a few that I picked out, but you get the picture. Why were the consequences so harsh? God knows that if we don't stop the madness on earth, it will not be stopped in heaven. The spirits will have free reign to do whatever they want to do. So, the consequences had to be bad enough that no on wanted to sin.
This morning God showed me that for my entire lifetime sin has not been bound. In fact, sin has been loosed and encouraged and applauded. And there have been no consequences to anything we have done. With sin comes every kind of evil spirit who wants to kill, steal, and destroy all of mankind. These spirits don't play fair. They lie. They steal. They cheat. They condemn. They mock. They ridicule. They hate. They murder. They hate God, and they hate people. These spirits are the enemies of God and the enemies of mankind, and when we choose to sin and to embrace sin, we give permission for our enemies to come and use us to destroy those around us. And when they get finished doing that, they will turn on us to destroy us, too. That was what they were created to do.
Now, we have a problem. We have all sinned. All of us. Just look at the list above - a small list. We have all sinned. We deserve to die. Before Jesus came, the only way to get rid of the spirits was to kill the host (us). That was the only way - if we did not choose to repent. But when Jesus came, He made a way of escape. If we want something different, we just have to open our heart to Jesus and say, "Help me!" Then we confess our sins to Him, holding nothing back. And according to God's word, when we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us of our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. The spirit leaves, and peace comes.
This weekend I got to talk to a young man who had an anger problem. When something pressed his buttons, he would explode and no one could restrain him. When I asked him if he wanted to do those things, he said, "No." I asked him if he wanted to no how to get rid of the anger. He said, "Yes." He opened his heart to God and confessed anger and rage and hate and revenge and unforgiveness. Then he prayed blessings over those who had hurt him. His heart was wide open. Now he knows how to fight his enemies when they try to come again.
1. Face Jesus and say, "Help me."
2. God, forgive me for allowing anger in my heart again.
3. Thank you for rescuing me.
4. Forgive that person who just hurt me. Don't hold his sins against him.
5. Send patience right now. Send self-control. Send mercy. Help me.
I hope this helps in some way. Because we are living in the time period we are living in - one where lawlessness abounds - the spirits are on a rampage. We have to start BINDING (forbidding) on earth so that it can be BOUND (forbidden) in heaven. The only spirits we can bind are those in our own hearts. We cannot make those choices for others, only for ourselves. We have to let God heal us, and let Him set us free. We have to lay it down. Then we have to call for other spirits to come and live in us: love and joy and peace and patience and kindness and goodness and gentleness and self-control. Forgiveness. Mercy and grace and light and truth. Wisdom and understanding. Strength and courage. Unfailing love.
Thank you, Jesus, for making a way of escape.
PS. I have to add more to this post on BINDING (forbidding) on earth. This is so so important. We have to get this one right. We have to stop the madness in our own lives. This is what Jesus says, "You have heard the commandment that says, 'You must not commit adultery. But I say, anyone who even looks at a woman with list has already committed adultery with her in his heart. So if your eye - even your good eye - causes you to LUST, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. And if your hand - even your stronger hand - causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for y9ur whole body to be thrown into hell. (Matthew 5:27-30)
As you can tell from this passage, stopping the madness is of utmost importance. About a year ago my husband was reading the news headlines, and he read about a place in the Arkansas woods where men went to be castrated. One man got an infection and had to go to the hospital. When the authorities searched this house, they found a freezer full of testicles. I know that sounds crazy, but I think these guys were trying to stop the madness, and they could not figure out any other way to do it. But let me tell you, there is another way.
Come to Jesus, and say, "Help me!" Confess your sin. Turn your back on your sin and never look at it again. Never go to the places again. Never look at the things you were looking at. Don't listen to the things you were listening to. EYES ON JESUS. Talk to Him. Ask Him to do what you cannot do. Ask Him to take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ Jesus. Thank Him. Worship Him. Trust Him. Depend on Him. This is His battle. He is the LORD of Heaven's Armies - mighty and invincible. The demons tremble when the LORD appears. And it is written: "Submit to God, resist the devil, and he has to flee." (James 4:7). He has to flee. If we do it God's way, He fights our battles, and we don't have to lose body parts to make it into heaven.
The scripture says, "May you prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers."