Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Gnosticism & End of the World

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Gnosticism & End Of The World, May 21, 2011 - By Mike Taylor – www.raptureready.com from Prophecy Updates

The internet is all in a buzz. Emails are flying fast and furious. Facebook is all a twitter with information concerning the “end of the world”. If you are unaware of this phenomenon, then maybe you should count yourself blessed, but many people in the “Christian” community are infatuated with the “prophecy” of one, Harold Camping, who has a website www.familyradio.com. On this site he gives, or the authors do, their reasoning of why God is going to destroy the earth in 13 day from now, which is today, May 8th, 2011.

I, like many other curious souls, went to their website to review their material and the best I can come up with is, it’s highly convoluted and twists the scriptures to fulfill their “secret knowledge” of something you and I cannot discern from reading the Holy Bible. Did I say “secret knowledge”? Yes, I did. Does it remind you of something, Christian Saint? It does me. In the first century church a movement was creeping into the church called “Gnosticism” or Gnosis….secret knowledge.

What is Gnosticism?

If you wish, take a moment and Google the word, Gnosis, or Gnosticism. You will find this definition, from Wikipedia:

“Gnosticism (Greek: γνῶσις gnōsis, knowledge) was a group of ancient religions that combined different elements from Hellenistic Judaism, Greco-Roman mystery religions, Zoroastrianism (especially Zurvanism), Neoplatonism, and eventually early Christianity.
It taught that some esoteric knowledge (or Gnosis) was necessary for salvation from the material world, which was created by some intermediary figure (or demiurge) instead of God. In some systems, the demiurge was considered evil, in others merely imperfect. Different gnostic schools sometimes identified the demiurge as Adam, Ahriman, Samael, Satan, Yaldabaoth, or Yahweh.

Many schools inverted traditional interpretations of the Hebrew Bible, leading Jewish-Israeli scholar Gershom Scholem (according to Hans Jonas) to call Gnosticism "the greatest case of metaphysical anti-Semitism."[1][2] However, some scholars have argued that Jewish mysticism (Kabbalah) is Gnostic, and more recent research into Gnosticism's origins reveal influence from Jewish Hekhalot mysticism.[3][4]
Jesus is identified by some Gnostic sects as an embodiment of the supreme being who became incarnate to bring gnōsis to the earth.[5] In others (e.g. the Notzrim and Mandaeans), he is considered a mšiha kdaba or "false messiah" who perverted the teachings entrusted to him by John the Baptist.[6] Still other traditions identify Mani and Seth, third son of Adam and Eve, as salvific figures.[7]
Some consider Gnosticism to be a branch of Christianity, but alternate theories trace Gnostic systems to centuries before the Christian Era, predating the birth of Jesus.[8] The movement spread in areas controlled by the Roman Empire and Arian Goths,[9] and the Persian Empire; it continued to develop in the Mediterranean and Middle East before and during the 2nd and 3rd centuries. Conversion to Islam and the Albigensian Crusade (1209–1229) greatly reduced the remaining number of Gnostics throughout the Middle Ages, though a few Mandaean communities still exist. Gnostic and pseudo-gnostic ideas became influential in some of the philosophies of various esoteric mystical movements of the late 19th and 20th centuries in Europe and North America, including some that explicitly identify themselves as revivals or even continuations of earlier gnostic groups.”

Paul in his epistles warned of a heresy that was entering the church when he rebuked the 1st century church:

Gnosticism is not mentioned by name in the Bible, with one possible exception, I Timothy 6:20-21:
O Timothy! Guard what was committed to your trust, avoiding the profane and vain babblings and contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge—by professing it some have strayed concerning the faith. Grace be with you. Amen.

Paul warns Timothy and the church members about following after this secret knowledge. Paul warns about "the subtleties and contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge and spiritual illumination." The word translated "knowledge" in most translations ("science" in the King James Version) is the Greek gnosis. Literally meaning "to know," it forms the root of the word Gnosticism. It is possible, even probable, that Paul refers to Gnosticism here, since both of his letters to Timothy contain warnings against false teachings that draw a believer away from the truth of God.

Why is Gnosticism so dangerous? Because it draws the believer away from truth with contradictions of God’s Word. Jesus said in Mark 13:

13:32 But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.
13:33 Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.
13:34 For the Son of Man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch.
13:35 Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning:
13:36 Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping.
13:37 And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.
How clear must our Lord be? Why has this heresy been allowed to flourish at this future time of when this warning was given by the creator of the universe, our Lord, Jesus Christ?

There has been a heightened awareness of the Gnostic movement by Hollywood producing thrillers (fictional) like the “Da Vinci Code” or “National Treasure” that puts emphasis on the concept of secret knowledge, or total denial of the truth of the Bible.
Then there are the Gnostic gospels that have been discovered that give an alternate version of the Holy Bible. They go so far as to deny the divinity of Jesus Christ, the crucifixion and the bodily resurrection of Jesus to their own damnation to those who believe such rubbish.

Let us look at just one example of the heresy found in just one of these Gnostic gospels that are in direct conflict with Holy Scripture. In the Gospel of Thomas we find this:

Jesus is quoted as saying, "[Blessed is] the one who came into being before coming into being." This makes absolutely no sense to us, but it does make a kind of sense to Gnostics, who believe in a dualism of flesh and spirit. Thus, they understand that "Jesus" implies that the spirit could come into being before the flesh. Many Gnostics were followers of docetism, the belief that Jesus and Christ were two separate beings in one body. Docetists believed that the man Jesus was born, and that the pre-existing god Christ entered into Him when He was baptized and left again before He was crucified. This, then, is an example of coming into being before coming into being.

Do we see the error of this type of thinking? It denies that Jesus was God and that He was brought into being and that He was not eternal with the Father.

Philip Jenkins, in Hidden Gospels: How the Search for Jesus Lost Its Way, notes: "Gnostic believers practiced 'equal access, equal participation and equal claims to knowledge,' to the extent of allocating clerical functions by lot at their ceremonies." This can be seen not only in the ordination of women, but also in the attitude of some Christians who argue that, since "we all have the Holy Spirit," we do not need any authoritative teacher or leader. While this idea on the surface appears to support “goodness”, the result is confusion as doctrine becomes subjected to the lowest common denominator. Not surprisingly, such individuals typically believe that they know better—or more—than the rest of the church and particularly the ministry.

Is Harold Camping promoting Gnosticism?

If you study the life of Mr. Camping, as I have wrote in the past, was an engineer by trade. What does an engineer do that is a part of his profession? He uses science to calculate. Mr. Camping is a mathematician who has tried to calculate the end of the world. I recall that there has been a group of heretics called the Jehovah Witness, who have tried to calculate the return of Jesus Christ for the last 150 years. They have elaborate schemes and scenarios of when the Day of the Lord will arrive and when the Church will be removed from this earth. Of course, it will only be their sect that will be removed, as they are the only ones with the truth. Problem is, they have failed each and every time that they have made predictions. That got so many dates wrong, that I don’t believe they have predicted anything for a little while, or at least broadcasted it passed their windowless “Kingdom Halls” for a number of years.

So it is with Mr. Camping and the Family Radio website. They have used special knowledge that is only available to them. They have picked and chosen the scriptures that they wish to use to support their false doctrine and have ignored or denied the clear message what Jesus taught when He was here on earth and what the Apostles preached in the New Testament concerning His return to this earth. What did Jesus say? He told us to WATCH!!

Luke 12:35-40 provides a good illustration of watching:
Let your waist be girded and your lamps burning [that is, be prepared]; and you yourselves be like men who wait for their master, when he will return from the wedding, that when he comes and knocks they may open to him immediately. Blessed are those servants whom the master, when he comes, will find watching. . . . And if he should come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants. But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into. Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.

And in Luke, Jesus emphasized:
21:36 Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.

If you take the Bible as a whole, which is all of God’s Word and take it for what it says, do you find anything in its verses that would give you the calculations of when the Day of the Lord will be precisely? No, you do not.

I have covered this subject before, but with the heightened buzz of the “end of the world” I found it necessary to warn all who love truth and scriptures found in your Bible and to cover this subject one more time. If you would like to read the full account of this heresy that Mr. Camping is promoting, then you will find the article I wrote here on this website, at
http://www.raptureready.com/soap/taylor24.html

Brothers and sisters, I would love to be wrong, and that Jesus would actually come in just short of two weeks, but my bible proves to me, that this is not the case. There is still many things that must come to pass, as noted in Revelation, Matthew, and Daniel for the Day of the Lord to arrive and for the Church to be removed before these events transpire, and we are not there yet. Be not deceived, as Gnosticism will do nothing but one thing:
Wear out the saints!!

When this event comes and goes, many who put their whole trust in this “false prophecy” will be disillusioned, and they may question their standing with God. They may think they have missed “the return of Jesus Christ”. They may become despondent or fall from the faith and following after Jesus Christ. Many will have sold their homes, dropped out from society, or left friends and family thinking they have no need for these material trappings. But if this prophecy be true, has Mr. Camping sold his possessions and his home? I’m told he has not. Again, what did Jesus Say?

"Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?" —Luke 18:8

The implication seems to be that very few will have the strength of faith that Jesus is talking about. As the God of the Old Testament, Jesus, having looked into man's heart from Creation and seeing humanity's trajectory to our day, had every reason to ask if there would be faith at the end time! Even the Jews of His lifetime, full of Messianic fervor, did not have the faith He is seeking! Would even His chosen people—Christians, the followers of Christ—have saving faith?

These followers of this new “prophecy” claim unless you believe their teachings, and believe that Jesus will return on their prescribed day, then, as one emailer from Family Radio sent to me, “May God have mercy on your soul.” Let me explain something to him and to all. There is only one way to be ready for the return of Jesus Christ and it is not believing on a “scientifically calculated” day that smacks of Gnosticism. Jesus said:

“I am the way, the truth and the Life. No man cometh to the Father, but by me” John 14:6.

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son. That whosoever believeth in HIM, should not perish, but have everlasting life. God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him, might be saved.” John 3:16-17.

The Apostle Peter proclaimed this truth in Acts:

4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

When this day comes and goes, I encourage every believer that truly loves the Lord, to get in contact with any one who is connected with this site www.familyradio.com, and preach them the gospel of Jesus Christ and His soon return to this earth to receive His church in His hour, not theirs.

This is Pastor Mike Taylor praying God’s blessings on you all. If you have any comments, need prayer, counseling from the Bible or just someone to listen, then drop me a line at realteam1999@sbcglobal.net , or visit me online at www.churchofgod-usa.org . Till we meet at Jesus feet.

By: Traci Morin Ordained Min­is­ter, Writer, Pub­lic Speaker

 

Spirit of Fear, What is it doing to your body

SPIRITS OF FEAR


WHAT IT IS DOING TO YOUR BODY!


I'm going to start out and say that Fear is a sin.  Why do I say this?  One, Fear is the opposite of faith.  Also the Bible says "But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him." Hebrews 11:6. 

; therefore, it has to be dealt with as any other sin through confession and repentance. There are over 4000 types of fear according to the medical community.



Freedom is gained and maintained by walking out the truth and implementing the 8 R’S



* Goals: Recognize the damage that fear does to you physically, emotionally and spiritually.

* Fear comes from not having a right relationship with God, self or others.

* Reveal what will defeat fear in our lives Participate in a ministry session for deliverance of fear A.



WHAT IS FEAR? Fear: being afraid, scared, worried, anxious, concerned that a bad thing is going to happen. Fear projects into the future. Fear comes in two forms:



1. Fight or flight. The Hypothalamus doesn’t know the difference between these two types of fear. Our bodies were not designed to live in continual ongoing fear. We are to live in peace with our Heavenly Father. If we do not know how to live in peace, then fear can cause many problems in our health and well being.

2. FEAR IS A SPIRITUAL PROBLEM - Fear is not an emotional problem; fear is a spiritual problem. The Bible identifies fear as a spirit in 2 Timothy 1:7



" 7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind."



The Bible is saying that the spirit of fear can have manifestations that did not come from God.



2 Timothy 2:19 Rx for longevity;



"19 Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity."



Philippines 4:8-9 God tells us over and over not to fear. We can put our trust in Him.



"8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. 9 Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you."



Reasons fear entered in:



1. Broken heart

2. Trauma

3. Abandonment through divorce, etc.

4. Betrayal

5. Someone else's sin (sexual abuse of all kinds)

6. Bitterness (separation in 3 areas - self, others or God). Is there someone you cannot forgive? Unforgiveness is a big reason why people do not get healed because it is against God's Word.



Read Philippines 4:6 Luke 12:32 Matthew 6:25 Matthew 6:31 Mark 4:40 (read story v.35) Matthew 14:27-28 (Peter)



FEAR IS SIN- Anything that is not of faith is sin. Why, because it is the opposite of God's character. It is a lack of faith in Him to meet our needs. It is doubt and unbelief. Fear drives and faith leads. If you are not being lead, then you are probably in fear. If you are driven to perfection and cannot rest, then there is a spirit of fear operating. That also means you are being driven by fear and not lead by faith.



Romans 14:23 - Fear and Faith are alike in this dimension: Both project into the future and Both demand to be fulfilled. Faith projects good into the future and Fear projects bad into the future.



"23 And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin."



FEAR CAN BE DEFEATED: God = Power, Love, Sound Mind Power = Holy Spirit Love = The Father Sound Mind = The Word of God Our RELATIONSHIP with the Godhead can defeat The Spirit of Fear



EXPRESSIONS OF SPIRITS OF FEAR



Fear is expressed in a lot of ways… You may say, “I just don’t have enough faith” Romans 12:3 Hebrews 11:1



"3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith."



"1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."



We many times look at our circumstances in front of us because fear is so very connected to our senses of what we hear, see, feel, taste, etc. You have to look beyond what is happening in front of you. The things in front of you are not eternal but the things you cannot see are eternal. You have to trust in the Word of God and stand on the word of God. Learn to cast down fear according to 2 Corinthians 10:5. You have the authority!



If you have hope you have all the faith you will ever need.



That is why I said it is important to renew your mind. We can remove the spirit of fear, but you have to create new means or new protein synthesis with the Word of God. You have to make a decision (resist) and speak it out to God through meditation of the word that you don’t want fear in your life any more. You need to make a bold declaration to the Lord. When a specific fear is coming on you, you say “I don’t accept this fear in my life any more.”



Psalm 27:1 “The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom s hall I fear. The Lord is the strength of my life whom shall I be afraid?



In Ephesians 6:10 “Finally by brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in power of his might .



In defeating fear, you need to know you are not alone. God is with you! If God is for you who can be against you? Vs. 11 put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

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There is warfare going on, where is it coming from? Our battle is not against flesh and blood! Your war is against the invisible kingdom in the second heaven.



Romans 8:13-15 “For if we live after the flesh, ye shall die; but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.



Flesh is Satan’s nature in you. It is the sin that dwells in you (Romans 7:17 ). The old nature that is the body of sin.



That is why you need to submit to God, believe the word! A lot of people want to be free and don’t want a relationship with God. You cannot have your freedom apart from the relationship with God. It is inseparable. Why!



Psalm 103:3 He is the one that forgives all iniquities.



You can trust the Lord because He is for you and not against you . When your relationship is restored and you can see what the Lord did for you, you can rest in Him because he cares for you



Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you” (1 Peter 5:7)



Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. —(Matthew 11:28 )



Satan is out to kill steal and destroy - John 10:10 and it is said in the last days through fear. He wants you to get your eyes off of the Lord onto the circumstances around you. It is said in the last days that men’s hearts will fail because of fear (Luke 21:26 ).











WHAT HAPPENS TO US WHEN WE ARE UNDER EXCESSIVE STRESS?

When we experience excessive stress – whether from internal worry or external circumstance – a bodily reaction is triggered, called the “fight or flight” response. This response is hard-wired into our brains and represents a genetic wisdom designed to protect us from bodily harm. This response actually corresponds to an area of our brain called the hypothalamus, which – when stimulated – initiates a sequence of nerve cell firing and chemical release that prepares our body for running or fighting. The hypothalamus works to keep your body in homeostasis.



What are the signs that our fight or flight response has been stimulated? When our flight or flight response is activated, sequences of nerve cell firing occur and chemicals like adrenaline, noradrenaline and cortisol are released into our bloodstream. These releases cause our body to undergo a series of very dramatic changes. Our respiratory rate increases, blood is shunted away from our digestive tract and directed into our muscles and limbs, which require extra energy and fuel for running or fighting. Many other things occur as well. This is a God given protective mechanism. When the threat is over, our bodies return to normal. When too long, it starts to destroy the body.



Your body is made up of several systems working together.



The Endocrine System



The Hypothalamus is called the brain of the endocrine system. It is located in the third ventricle. When the back of your head hurts from tension, this is where you rub your neck. It is the facilitator for many things.



An EI reaction is a direct result of a combination of hormones being secreted by the Hypothalamus, and the central nervous system being activated by fear, anxiety and stress.



When you are continually geared up to fight to flight stressor, there are all kinds of things happening inside your body. Science calls it the mind/body connection. We call it the spirit, soul and body connection.



To be at Homeostasis. The integration of the balance of all body functions to stay at Homeostasis,



1. Obey God’s commandments

2. Love God

3. Love yourself

4. Love your neighbor



The Limbic System



The limbic system is the connection between your cerebrum, where your brain is, down through to your hypothalamus. It is the connection between the psyche (thought) and the physio (body).



God is interested in not only your spirit that will go to heaven one day, but also in your day-to-day survival. Psychology teaches that there is a conscious and a collective unconscious part of the soul.



1 Thessalonians 5:23 “And the very God of peace santify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blaemeless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ”



The hypothalamus is called the “brain” of the endocrine system, but it is not a brain. It is a gland, which is a facilitator and originator of the following life circumstances; fear, anxiety, stress, tension, panic, panic attacks, phobia, rage, anger and aggression.



John 14:27 “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you; not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”



The limbic system functions in the emotional aspects of behavior related to survival. When you do not feel loved or secure, or have been victimized, you fight for survival. The limbic system also functions in memory and controls most of the involuntary aspects of the entire nervous system.



General Adaptation Syndrome (GAS)



Homeostasis may be viewed as a specific response by the body to specific stimuli. Its mechanisms “fine tune” the body, and if successful, or environment maintains a uniform chemistry, temperature, and pressure. However, if stress is extreme or unusual, the stress triggers a wide-range set of bodily changes called GAS.



GAS does not maintain a constant internal environment. In fact, it does just the opposite. The purpose of these changes is to gear up the body to meet emergencies, known as stressors.



A stressor is anything that causes fear in your life. Fear and anxiety are affecting your body behind the scenes, and you don’t even see it happening.



Cortisol



Cortisol is a very important hormone in the body in fight or flight. However, the long-term, over-secretion of cortisol destroys your immune system, and according to the medical community has direct physiological effects on a lot of bodily functions (you can read about this on page 152 of AMEW).



Proverbs 17:22 “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine; but a broken spirit drieth the bones.”



When this happens, this can adversely affect the immune response, among other somatic conditions. It is thought that 50-80% of all diseases are a result of excessive stress. Stress involves the dynamic interaction of the body and mind- brain and behavior.



Examples of these stress-induced changes included the following:



1. Enlargement of the adrenal cortex, a gland that produces stress hormones.

2. Constant release of stress hormones; corticosteroids released from the adrenal cortex.

3. Atrophy or shrinkage of lymphatic glands (thymus gland, spleen and lymph nodes).

4. A significant decrease in the white blood cell count. This effects the immune system.

5. Bleeding ulcerations of the stomach and colon.

6. Death to the organism.



Many of these changes were very subtle and often went unnoticed until permanent damage had occurred. He referred to these collective changes as the General Adaptation Syndrome (GAS), a process in which the body tries to accommodate the stress by adapting to it.



Come and hear more what fear does to the body!



OUR CHOICE! Satan and his kingdom are standing by to bring about your FEAR God, the ruler of all things, is standing by to bring about your FAITH; based on your hope in His Word, His Truth and His Being Fear is not just a feeling…



Fear is a statement that leaves God completely out of the picture An evil spirit of fear is going on our past experiences which have been based on a lack of knowledge or no knowledge of what God’s Word says…



WHAT CAN WE DO? We can start making faith statements and expecting what God’s Word says… How do we learn faith statements?



Proverbs 15:13 Proverbs 17:22Our physiological wellness can be affected by victimization and by rejection of others…



Proverbs 15:13 A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.



Proverbs 17:22 22A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.



AN IMPORTANT SCRIPTURE: This scripture is foundational for the healing of many diseases pertaining to fear is in 1 John 4:18 Antidote:



1 John 4:18 (4 parts) There is no fear in love Perfect Love casteth out fear Fear hath torment He that feareth is not made perfect in love Drugs are a poor substitute for the peace of God John 14:27



Practical steps to freedom from fear!



1. Make a decision (resist) and speak it out to God that you don't want fear in your life any more. You need to make a bold declaration to the Lord. I do not accept the fear in your life any more.



2. Ask god for discernment how fear is impacting your life. Find out where fear entered in your life.



3. Repent to God for specifically to each way you have given into fear and not trusted Him and not believed in His Word. You have to do that when fear is present. That means when you are having a panic attack or struggling to fear, repent to fear because fear is a sin because it is opposite to God because everything about God is faith. Fear is a spirit according to 2 Timothy 1:7 "He did not give us a spirit of fear but of sound mind...



4. Ask god to forgive you for these sins or fears you have entertained and to work in your heart so that you can truly trust and believe God and be free from fear.



5. Walk in this every day. How do you break old habits? You are developing new habits by doing this daily until you have God as your faith instead of being ruled by fear and anxiety. That means ask God to deliver you from this spirit of fear.



6. When fear tries to come, quote the word at it or at the enemy. 2 Timothy 1:7 for God has not given me a spirit of fear but of a sound mind. The word is a spiritual weapon. Ask the Lord to help you to believe his word as truth and will not believe what fear is saying to you any more. Look up the promises of God in scripture to combat fear.



7. Find a ministry that understands deliverance that is able to work and bring you to freedom. Especially if a person has had trauma. Trauma brings in fear that can grip so look for a ministry that will deal with the spirit of fear.



Every time we feel fear rising up in you, you have to decide what you are going to believe. When you believe in God's word which declares repeatedly that when you trust God and believe Him, He will protect and care for you and save you from all of your trouble or anxiety. Or will we believe the fear that speaks against the word of God? This is a part you play to get fear defeated in your life. You have to continually choose that you will believe God no matter what things might look like to you in your natural eyes or seem like to your natural mind. Then, you will have a living faith in the word of god to come to past in your lives.



Psalms 27:1 The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear. The Lord is the strength of my life whom shall I be afraid?



I break your power spirit(s) of ________ and cancel your assignments on ____________, I cast you out spirit(s) of ______________ and consign you to the dry places.



Father God, heal the places where the spirit(s) of fear have been and filled that place with your peace, love, healing and restoration. I break the programming and the old means (old memories) and ask you lord to create new memories and new means (protein synthesis) now in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth.

by: Traci Morin
Ordained Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ
Touch of God Healing Ministries (a healing and deliverance ministry located in Dallas, Texas). If you live in the Dallas area, come to Set Free Bible Study and start your journey of healing!

My teaching comes from the Book "A More Excellent Way" by Henry Wright who is president of Be In Health Ministry

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

4 Types of Curses



No Curse without a cause

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1. Biblical Curses from personal sin.

Deu 28:15 But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee:... Read the rest of Deut. which lists the evidence of curses.

2.  Witchcraft curses: Curses placed on us by witches, any kind of witchcraft. A lot of people are involved in witchcraft.

3.  Curses by people who are not witches: This can be your parents who speak negative things over you while you are growing up.  Children are sensitive and believe everything a parent says.  This can also be teachers, etc.  This can be in a form of a prayer what the church calls witchcraft prayers when a christian manipulates God for their desire and need.  For example, you love this man and you pray to God to bring him to you.

4.  Self-imposed curses: What you say about yourself may become a curse. If you say something negative about yourself, you are giving the devil permission to send you a demon.

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Self Imposed Curses

Our Words have power to bring life or death to others and to ourselves. Today I want to look more at self imposed curses.

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Self Imposed Curses- Broadcast your self LIVE

In Proverbs 18:21, he wrote: "Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit."

Self imposed curses are those that we bring upon ourselves by the words that we speak- we are actually cursing ourselves. When we say “I am no good” or I am useless” or I will never be able to overcome this sin or problem” or” let this misfortune happen to me” we are pronouncing a curse on ourselves.

When we say negative things about ourselves or our circumstances we are undermining God who is working in all things for our good - Romans 8:28 and giving the evil one a stronghold in our lives.

Not only that, when people use these negative kinds of language they are not aware ( or should be aware ) that they are inviting EVIL SPIRITS to take them over. A very common spirit is that of “DEATH”. Producing a life that is meaningless and hopeless, and usually following is a life of physical infirmities with what is deemed “idiopathic” ( without known cause ).

Let us be sensitive to the Holy Spirit that he may convict us of negative things we said and lead us to repentance and healing.

What do you do to Break Self Imposed Word Curses?

  • Repent to God for saying negative words
  • Renounce those words and withdraw them off yourself and make those statements null and void
  • Replace by confessing a right statement

This will break the power of the kingdom of darkness not to carry out assignment of the curse over your life.


Jesus says in Matthew 12: 36-37, “But I say to that for every idle word that men may speak they will have to give account of it, on the day of judgment." 
Every word we have ever said will be judged unless you put it under the blood of Christ.

There is Power in Our Words:

God has given us each, the power to use words to bring life or death to others and ourselves.

Psa 64:3 - They sharpen their tongues like swords and aim their words like deadly arrows.

Negative Words Bring Death and Positive Words brings life.
Positive Words:
When you look at the beginning of time, the Lord’s word brought life:
1.Gen 1:3 Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.

2.Gen 1:6 Then God said, “Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.”
3.Gen 1:9 Then God said, “Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear”; and it was so.

4.Gen 1:11 Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields seed, and the fruit tree that yields fruit according to its kind, whose seed is in itself, on the earth”; and it was so.
5.Gen 1:14 Then God said, “Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years;

6.Gen 1:20 Then God said, “Let the waters abound with an abundance of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the face of the firmament of the heavens.”

7.Gen 1:24 Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth the living creature according to its kind: cattle and creeping thing and beast of the earth, each according to its kind”; and it was so.

8.Gen 1:26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
8 times God spoke and things were created that were not existent before. Ask yourself, have you seen anyone who claims to have this same ability do any of these things today?
See examples of how positive words bring health:

Prov. 16:24: “Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the bones.”
Prov 13:17-18: “A wicked messenger falls into trouble, but a faithful ambassador brings health.

Now lets look at negative words in how it brings Death:

“In the morning, as Jesus was returning to Jerusalem, he was hungry, and he noticed a fig tree beside the road. He went over to see if there were any figs on it, but there were only leaves. Then he said to it, ‘May you never bear fruit again!’ And immediately the fig tree withered up. Matthew 21:18-22

God has a much to say about our speech, our tongue. Prov. 13:3: “He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.” Prov. 21:23: “Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.”

By: Traci Morin, Touch of God International Ministries

Our Mis­sion: we are com­mit­ted to bring heal­ing, deliv­er­ance, and to help equip, empower, and edu­cate men and women who also feel called to min­is­ter heal­ing and deliv­er­ance.

Traci Morin, Touch of God International Ministries, Christian healing and deliverance ministry, Spiritual Warfare Prayer setting captives free from demonic torment and sickness and disease.

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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Israel's Deliverance from Egypt

Have you ever got out of bondage and didn't feel normal?  If you've been in bondage for so long, then when you get free, it is a hard reality.  How about those who have been married in a very mentally abusive relationship?  Why is that!

Exodus 16

Egypt represents the flesh and Israel was delivered from Egypt and traveled in the desert between Elim and Sinai called The Wilderness of sin.

During that time, the Israelites murmured and complained because of need of necessities, food and water.

God did many demonstrations of miracles in Egypt through Moses and continued to do miracles to demonstrate God's power, goodness and provision.

Many times, when a person has been in bondage, like Israel being slaves in Egypt, it is familiar and comfortable.  Our flesh prefers the old instead of the new thing (the promise land) God wants to produce. The reality, the enemy will try to do anything to get you to go back to your bondage. 

Have you ever gotten free from bondage and it should feel good but feels strange at first?  The flesh wants to take you back to bondage because it is familiar and comfortable.  One, it is a lack of trust in God for meeting you when there is uncertainty.

God's ways is to go forward and trust Him in the land of uncertainty.

What do you do during this time? 

1.  Praise him in adfor your freedom
2.  Declare and decree you are free and not going back
3.  Draw the line in the sand to determine to go forward into the wilderness for God to burn away more of the flesh
4.  Stand on the promises of God and fight for your freedom
5.  Pray over yourself and call forth your callings and giftings
6.  Don't look back in the land of regrets and sadness but move forward into the new land (spiritually) with gladness.  When you do think of the past, take the time to renounce those thoughts according to 2 Cor. 10:5.

It is a time to renew the mind to burn away more of the flesh and break strongholds of thinking and move into our new inheritance - the Promise Land.  The enemy will throw thoughts of remembrance but don't play into them.  Remember God has your best interest.


By: Traci Morin Ordained Min­is­ter, Writer, Pub­lic Speaker

Our Mis­sion: we are com­mit­ted to bring heal­ing, deliv­er­ance, and to help equip, empower, and edu­cate men and women who feel called to min­is­ter heal­ing and deliv­er­ance. Find out more about our Sat­ur­day Morn­ing Classes in the Dallas/Fort Worth Area — Set­ting the Cap­tives Free.

Saturday, July 09, 2011

No Curse Without a Cause

Proverbs 26:2 "A curse without cause shall not alight.

A curse in our lives does not just land on us without a reason.  Behind every curse that comes upon us, there is a cause.  If you feel you have a curse operating in your life, Deut. 28 is a good place to check for entry either by you or your family bloodline to determine its cause. 

The main cause of a curse is disobedience and disobedience takes on many forms.  It means not being obedient to God, God's Word or God's voice speaking to you.  In 1 Samuel 15:23 "for rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft."  Witchcraft is an expression of man's rebellion against God.

Another good place to check for curses is the ten commandments. If you can identify the open door for a curse being active in your life, then take the time to confess your sins or confess the signs of your forefathers.  It just needed to put under the blood.

The following is a list of how curses come into being:

False Gods - There is no other God besides Me,... Is. 45:21.  Some of you serve the Lord but have other masters.  In Matthew 6:24 it says "N man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other.  Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

That means to hate here is an idiom.  If men prefer sin and Satan to God, then they are of the devil (1 John 3:8) and will be sent to hell with him (Matthew 25:41). 

How do you know:  Do you have something you hold above to give you importance?  Car, House, Job, Things, Money, Country Club, etc.  What have you made more important than God!

Having false gods, links a person to satanic forces outside himself. 

Are you saved and cannot enjoy the true liberty and the fullness of the new creation in Christ?  Do you feel as you move forward, something invisible knocks you back two steps when you move three steps forward?  You might have a curse. 

2.  Occult practices. 

Occult is derived from a Latin Word meaning "hidden" or "covered over".  Men fall into occult practices for the desire of power. 

Every form of supernatural knowledge or power that does not proceed from God, proceeds from Satan.

3.  Physical and Spiritual Adultery.

In Proverbs 5:3-6 refers to an immoral woman as a woman who allures and fascinating in her approach and ruins the one she approaches.  There is a spirit of witchcraft from the root of occultism with a driving force to control people and circumstances. 

In Gal. 5:20 it lists idolatry among the works of the flesh, which erodes a person's faith and love for God.

4.  Divination is the knowledge branch of the occult in which it presents itself in many forms but the result is the same - knowledge of the future.

5.  Sorcery operates through materials objects impacting physical senses, such as drugs and music.  In 2 Tim. 3:16 Paul warns that the close of this age, evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.

6.  Disrespect for parents - Eph. 6:1-3
7.  All forms of oppressions and injustice or blocking someone to further the kingdom of God, racial prejudice and injustice through an inocent child through abortions
8.  All form of ilicit or unnatural sex (with animals, homosexuality, with family members outside of marriage).
9.  anti-Semitism.  God blessed Abraham, Isaiac and Jacob.  I will curse him who curses you (meaning to speak evil of) Gen. 27:29
10. Legalism
11. Withholding 10 percent to God
12.  Speaking against authority or God's anointed (father,mother, husband, wife, teacher, priest, minister or pastor)
13. Pledges or oaths that bind people to ungodly associations example fraturities, freemasonry, and other clubs
14. Soulish talk or accusation against others
15. Soulish prayers
16. Moving property boundaries
17.  Unforgiveness
18.  Stealing and lying
19.  Murder, and more


by: Traci Morin
Ordained Minister of the Gospel
Touch of God Healing Ministries (a healing and deliverance ministry located in Dallas, Texas). If you live in the Dallas area, come to Set Free Bible Study and start your journey of healing!

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