~ Gain deliverance from demonic influence: MINISTRY OF DELIVERANCE ~
*its validity in God*
Jesus “exercised regular Deliverance Ministry“
Mark 1:27Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)
27 The people were amazed. They asked each other, “What is happening here? This man is teaching something new, and he teaches with authority! He even commands evil spirits, and they obey him.” https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Mark%201:27&version=ERV
Mark 1:39Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)
39 So Jesus traveled everywhere in Galilee. He spoke in the synagogues, and he forced demons out of people. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Mark+1%3A39&version=ERV
Matthew 8:28-34Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)
Jesus Sends Demons Out of Two Men
28 Jesus arrived at the other side of the lake in the country of the Gadarene[a] people. There, two men who had demons inside them came to him. They lived in the burial caves and were so dangerous that no one could use the road by those caves. 29 They came to Jesus and shouted, “What do you want with us, Son of God? Did you come here to punish us before the right time?”
30 Near that place there was a large herd of pigs feeding. 31 The demons begged Jesus, “If you make us leave these men, please send us into that herd of pigs.”
32 Jesus said to them, “Go!” So the demons left the men and went into the pigs. Then the whole herd of pigs ran down the hill into the lake, and all were drowned. 33 The men who had the work of caring for the pigs ran away. They went into town and told the people everything that happened, especially about the men who had the demons. 34 Then the whole town went out to see Jesus. When the people saw him, they begged him to leave their area. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%208:28-34
Apostals did, too
Luke 10Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)
Jesus Sends Out 72 of His Followers
10 After this, the Lord chose 72[a] more followers. He sent them out in groups of two. He sent them ahead of him into every town and place where he planned to go. 2 He said to them, “There is such a big harvest of people to bring in. But there are only a few workers to help harvest them. God owns the harvest. Ask him to send more workers to help bring in his harvest.
3 “You can go now. But listen! I am sending you, and you will be like sheep among wolves. 4 Don’t carry any money, a bag, or sandals. Don’t stop to talk with people on the road. 5 Before you go into a house, say, ‘Peace be with this home.’ 6 If the people living there love peace, your blessing of peace will stay with them. But if not, your blessing of peace will come back to you. 7 Stay in the peace-loving house. Eat and drink what the people there give you. A worker should be given his pay. Don’t leave that house to stay in another house.
8 “If you go into a town and the people welcome you, eat the food they give you. 9 Heal the sick people who live there, and tell them, ‘God’s kingdom is now very near you[b]!’
10 “But if you go into a town and the people don’t welcome you, then go out into the streets of that town and say, 11 ‘Even the dirt from your town that sticks to our feet we wipe off against you. But remember that God’s kingdom is coming soon.’ 12 I tell you, on the judgment day it will be worse for the people of that town than for the people of Sodom.
Jesus Warns People Who Refuse to Believe
13 “It will be bad for you, Chorazin! It will be bad for you, Bethsaida! I did many miracles in you. If those same miracles had happened in Tyre and Sidon, then the people in those cities would have changed their lives and stopped sinning a long time ago. They would have worn sackcloth and sat in ashes to show that they were sorry for their sins. 14 But on the judgment day it will be worse for you than for Tyre and Sidon. 15 And you, Capernaum, will you be lifted up to heaven? No, you will be thrown down to the place of death!
16 “When anyone listens to you my followers, they are really listening to me. But when anyone refuses to accept you, they are really refusing to accept me. And when anyone refuses to accept me, they are refusing to accept the one who sent me.”
17 When the 72 followers came back from their trip, they were very happy. They said, “Lord, even the demons obeyed us when we used your name!”
18 Jesus said to them, “I saw Satan falling like lightning from the sky.19 He is the enemy, but know that I have given you more power than he has. I have given you power to crush his snakes and scorpions under your feet. Nothing will hurt you. 20 Yes, even the spirits obey you. And you can be happy, not because you have this power, but because your names are written in heaven.”
Jesus Prays to the Father
21 Then the Holy Spirit made Jesus feel very happy. Jesus said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth. I am thankful that you have hidden these things from those who are so wise and so smart. But you have shown them to people who are like little children. Yes, Father, you did this because it’s what you really wanted to do.
22 “My Father has given me all things. No one knows who the Son is—only the Father knows. And only the Son knows who the Father is. The only people who will know about the Father are those the Son chooses to tell.”
23 Then Jesus turned to his followers. They were there alone with him. He said, “It is a great blessing for you to see what you now see! 24 I tell you, many prophets and kings wanted to see what you now see, but they could not. And they wanted to hear what you now hear, but they could not.”
A Story About the Good Samaritan
25 Then an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. He said, “Teacher, what must I do to get eternal life?”
26 Jesus said to him, “What is written in the law? What do you understand from it?”
27 The man answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind.’[c] Also, ‘Love your neighbor the same as you love yourself.’[d]”
28 Jesus said, “Your answer is right. Do this and you will have eternal life.”
29 But the man wanted to show that the way he was living was right. So he said to Jesus, “But who is my neighbor?”
30 To answer this question, Jesus said, “A man was going down the road from Jerusalem to Jericho. Some robbers surrounded him, tore off his clothes, and beat him. Then they left him lying there on the ground almost dead.
31 “It happened that a Jewish priest was going down that road. When he saw the man, he did not stop to help him. He walked away. 32 Next, a Levite came near. He saw the hurt man, but he went around him. He would not stop to help him either. He just walked away.
33 “Then a Samaritan man traveled down that road. He came to the place where the hurt man was lying. He saw the man and felt very sorry for him. 34 The Samaritan went to him and poured olive oil and wine[e] on his wounds. Then he covered the man’s wounds with cloth. The Samaritan had a donkey. He put the hurt man on his donkey, and he took him to an inn. There he cared for him. 35 The next day, the Samaritan took out two silver coins and gave them to the man who worked at the inn. He said, ‘Take care of this hurt man. If you spend more money on him, I will pay it back to you when I come again.’”
36 Then Jesus said, “Which one of these three men do you think was really a neighbor to the man who was hurt by the robbers?”
37 The teacher of the law answered, “The one who helped him.”
Jesus said, “Then you go and do the same.”
Mary and Martha
38 While Jesus and his followers were traveling, he went into a town, and a woman named Martha let him stay at her house. 39 She had a sister named Mary. Mary was sitting at Jesus’ feet and listening to him teach.40 But her sister Martha was busy doing all the work that had to be done. Martha went in and said, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do all the work by myself? Tell her to help me!”
41 But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are getting worried and upset about too many things. 42 Only one thing is important. Mary has made the right choice, and it will never be taken away from her.” https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+10
early church did, too
Acts 16Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)
Timothy Goes With Paul and Silas
16 Paul went to the city of Derbe and then to Lystra, where a follower of Jesus named Timothy lived. Timothy’s mother was a Jewish believer, but his father was a Greek. 2 The believers in the cities of Lystra and Iconium had only good things to say about him. 3 Paul wanted Timothy to travel with him, but all the Jews living in that area knew that his father was a Greek. So Paul circumcised Timothy to please the Jews.
4 Then Paul and those with him traveled through other cities. They gave the believers the rules and decisions from the apostles and elders in Jerusalem. They told them to obey these rules. 5 So the churches were becoming stronger in their faith, and the number of believers was growing every day.
Paul Is Called to Macedonia
6 Paul and those with him went through the areas of Phrygia and Galatia because the Holy Spirit did not allow them to tell the Good News in the province of Asia. 7 When they reached the border of Mysia, they tried to go on into Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus did not let them go there. 8 So they passed by Mysia and went to the city of Troas.
9 That night Paul saw a vision. In it, a man from Macedonia came to Paul. The man stood there and begged, “Come across to Macedonia and help us.” 10 After Paul had seen the vision, we[a] immediately prepared to leave for Macedonia. We understood that God had called us to tell the Good News to those people.
The Conversion of Lydia
11 We left Troas in a ship and sailed to the island of Samothrace. The next day we sailed to the city of Neapolis. 12 Then we went to Philippi, a Roman colony and the leading city in that part of Macedonia. We stayed there for a few days.
13 On the Sabbath day we went out the city gate to the river. There we thought we might find a special place for prayer. Some women had gathered there, so we sat down and talked with them. 14 There was a woman there named Lydia from the city of Thyatira. Her job was selling purple cloth. She was a worshiper of the true God. Lydia was listening to Paul, and the Lord opened her heart to accept what Paul was saying.15 She and all the people living in her house were baptized. Then she invited us into her home. She said, “If you think I am a true believer in the Lord Jesus, come stay in my house.” She persuaded us to stay with her.
Paul and Silas in Jail
16 One day we were going to the place for prayer, and a servant girl met us. She had a spirit[b] in her that gave her the power to tell what would happen in the future. By doing this she earned a lot of money for the men who owned her. 17 She started following Paul and the rest of us around. She kept shouting, “These men are servants of the Most High God! They are telling you how you can be saved!” 18 She continued doing this for many days. This bothered Paul, so he turned and said to the spirit, “By the power of Jesus Christ, I command you to come out of her!” Immediately, the spirit came out.
19 When the men who owned the servant girl saw this, they realized that they could no longer use her to make money. So they grabbed Paul and Silas and dragged them to the public square to meet with the authorities. 20 They brought Paul and Silas before the Roman officials and said, “These men are Jews, and they are making trouble in our city.21 They are telling people to do things that are not right for us as Romans to do.”
22 The whole crowd turned against Paul and Silas. The officials tore the clothes off both men and ordered that they be beaten with rods. 23 They were beaten severely and thrown into jail. The officials told the jailer, “Guard them very carefully!” 24 When the jailer heard this special order, he put Paul and Silas far inside the jail and bound their feet between large blocks of wood.
25 About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing songs to God. The other prisoners were listening to them. 26 Suddenly there was an earthquake so strong that it shook the foundation of the jail. All the doors of the jail opened, and the chains on all the prisoners fell off.27 The jailer woke up and saw that the jail doors were open. He thought that the prisoners had already escaped, so he got his sword and was ready to kill himself.[c] 28 But Paul shouted, “Don’t hurt yourself! We are all here!”
29 The jailer told someone to bring a light. Then he ran inside and, shaking with fear, fell down in front of Paul and Silas. 30 Then he brought them outside and said, “Men, what must I do to be saved?”
31 They said to him, “Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved—you and all who live in your house.” 32 So Paul and Silas told the message of the Lord to the jailer and all the people who lived in his house. 33 It was late at night, but the jailer took Paul and Silas and washed their wounds. Then the jailer and all his people were baptized.34 After this the jailer took Paul and Silas home and gave them some food. All the people were very happy because they now believed in God.
35 The next morning the Roman officials sent some soldiers to tell the jailer, “Let these men go free.”
36 The jailer said to Paul, “The officials have sent these soldiers to let you go free. You can leave now. Go in peace.”
37 But Paul said to the soldiers, “Those officials did not prove that we did anything wrong, but they beat us in public and put us in jail. And we are Roman citizens.[d] Now they want us to go away quietly. No, they must come here themselves and lead us out!”
38 The soldiers told the officials what Paul said. When they heard that Paul and Silas were Roman citizens, they were afraid. 39 So they came and told them they were sorry. They led them out of the jail and asked them to leave the city. 40 But when Paul and Silas came out of the jail, they went to Lydia’s house. They saw some of the believers there and encouraged them. Then they left. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts+16
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THE LIFE, TIMES, & THEOLOGY OF THE
Athanasius, Athanasius, c.296 – 373 A.D.
Of all the challenges that the Early Church faced, from state persecution to gnostic influences, there was
perhaps no greater threat than Arianism. This heresy, while the product of synthesizing Christian doctrine
with Greek cosmology, derives its name from a presbyter in Alexandria and was incredibly widespread,
popular, and in some places up through the sixth century completely supplanted orthodox Christianity.
There were many who rose to the defense of the Faith and helped define the nature of Christ, but among
those there was none greater than Athanasius.
The Life of Athanasius The Life of Athanasius Athanasius
• Athanasius’ exact place and time of birth are unknown. His parents were likely Coptic Christians and
thus were probably lower class, though they had enough to provide a solid education for him.
• During his younger years he was very close to the desert monks, including the great St. Anthony,
whom he would visit in the desert and wash the old man’s hands. Athanasius later wrote one of his
more famous works a biography on the saint, The Life of Saint Anthony. He learned from these
monks the qualities that would later serve him well. For he was not a polished rhetoritician, nor
noted for his subtle power of persusion. Athanasius was well connected with eth people he lived
among, he was disciplined, humble, devout, and possessed a fiery spirit and a profound and
unshakeable conviction. He was a force to be reckoned with.
• As a young man Athanasius came to the attention of Alexander, the Bishop of Alexandria, and was
set upon a clerical path. He was ordained in 319 and ended up serving as Alexander’s secretary at
the Council of Nicaea in 325. His keen intellect and abilities lent themselves well to his calling. Even
before the Arian controversy broke out (318), he had published two works, Against the Gentiles, and
On the Incarnation of the Word.
• In 328 Alexander lay on his deathbed, and all assumed he would name Athanasius his successor. The
latter, however, did not want to be bishop and fled into the desert. Only several weeks after
Alexander died did Athanasius come out of hiding and against his wishes was elected Bishop. That
same year, Emperor Constantine, under influence from Arian bishops, revoked the edict which had
banished Arius shorlty after the Council of Nicaea.
• These Arian clergy knew Athanasius to be one of their most formidable opponents and set out on a
smear campaign, accusing him of dabbling in magcic and a tyrranical bishop in Egypt. Given
Athanasius’ dark complexion and short stature, he was called “The Black Dwarf”. The campaign was
a success and Constantine summoned Athansius to a synod at Tyre, where he was actually accused
of killing a certainl bishop Arsenius. When Athanasius was able to bring Aresenius to the trial he was
free to go, but left a bitter taste in his opponents mouths. The ire of Eusebius of Nicomedia was of
particular concern – he was an Arian bishop in Constantinople who was close to the emperor.
• Eusebius (not to be confused with the noted Early Church historian Eusebius of Ceasaria) succeded in
getting Athanasius exiled until Constantine died. The emperors sons allowed all exiles to return.
However, Alexandria was in the hands of a rival Arian bishop, Gregory, with whom the government
sided. When Athanasius would not give Gregory possession of church buildings, Gregory took them
by force, but the whole riot was blamed on Athanasius, who was smuggled out of the city to Rome.
• In Rome Athanasius was able to convince Julius, Bishop of Rome, of the Nicene position against the
Arians. Recall that in the west, following Tertullian’s Trinitarian theology, the Christological debates
were not as heated or well known from the East. This ‘victory’ led to a synod which declared
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Athanasius the legitimate bishop of Alexandria and, with the support of the Western emperor,
Constans, was able to return. Gregory has so badly mismanaged the church that Athanasius was given
a hero’s welcome. He remained trouble free for the next ten years and wrote a number of treatises
against Arianism and strengthened the Nicene cause.
• Trouble arose again when Constans fell from power in the west, and his brother, Constantius in the
East became sole emperor. Constantius was a devout Arian, and with his brother gone, launched an
all out assault on Nicene Christians in general and Athanasius in particular. At first he tried to trick
Athanasius into leaving, and finally sent troops in to capture him – but he escaped into the desert to
be with the monks he knew so well. During this time the Nicene cause suffered severely. With
imperial policy firmly in favor of Arian Christianity, many bishops and churches who disagreed with
Arianism were forced to sign in favor of it. A council in Sirmium was convened which openly
denounced Nicaea. The flood of persecution was only stopped when Constantius suddenly dies and
his cousin, Julian (the Apostate) came to the throne in 361. Julian denounced Christianity and could
care less about Christian controversy. He restores all exiled bishops, including Athanasius who once
again returns to Alexandria.
• Athanasius was exiled again under Julian, who, although had restored Athanasius, saw him as an
obstacle to reinstating the old pagan religions in Egypt. Once more Athanasius fled to the desert.
Julian’s successor, Jovian, was friendly to Athanasius, allowing his return. But he died soon after and
his successor, Valens, was pro-Arian, and Athanasius pre-emptively left the city. However, Valens was
not keen to tangle with the bishop who had bested two of his predecessors, and Athanasius for the
final time returned to his city of Alexandria, where he remained until his death in 373.
• Athanasius never lived to see the fruit of his work. In 381 the Second Ecumenical Council was
convened in Constantinople which successfully ratified the Nicene position. However, in his twilight
years he did see the rise of the next generation of orthodox leaders, especially the Cappadocians.
The Times The Times of Athanasius Athanasius Athanasius
A post-Constantinian world
• Pros – an end to Imperial persecution
• Cons – internal Christian controversy, esp. regarding doctrine, could now be ‘appealed’ to a higher
• Both – now the state had a vested interest in Christianity; the ‘glue’ of the empire
Christological debate – divine vs. human Jesus
• All heresy and error can be traced to either adoptionism or docetism. Adoptionism: Jesus is human,
or his humanity is over-emphasized, and his prestige was bestowed by his earning it. Docetism: Jesus
only appeared human, i.e. his nature was only divine, or his divinity is over-emphasized.
• The roots of the debates centered around two key ideas: 1) if Jesus was indeed human, how could
he be divine as well (or to what extent was he also divine); 2) If he was indeed divine, what is his
relationship to God the Father?
• Docetism was fairly easily put to rest with clear readings of the NT, and was primarily an issue among
gnostic Christians. By the third century there was little doubt in the Church of Jesus’ humanity. The
question of Jesus’ nature becomes heated as Christians try to figure out the second question and
reconcile Christianity’s monotheism with Jesus’ relationship to the Father.
• Challenges: Over-identification with classical worldview was a problem. The Christian God is the
God of the prophets and patriarchs, not of the philosophers. The popular and appealing use of
allegory for interpretation also led to quirky understandings of Scripture.
• Recall Justin’s use of the Logos (Reason) to explain pagan, pre-Christ revelation. The One High God
of the neo-platonic pagan world, was the God Christians were talking about. He connected,
following John’s Gospel, the Logos (of Greek thought) with the Son of God. Note, Justin’s argument,
from the second century, is not so much concerned with these Christological questions but rather the
mechanism of general revelation to Greek pagans.
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• Was the Logos, the pre-incarnate Son, created by the Father or was he co-eternal with the Father.
Various teachers in the church during the third century try to explain this question, often relying on a
Greco-Roman worldview to do it.
• Key points prior to Athanasius’ time and the Council of Nicaea in 325.
o Modalism: Sabellius (c.205) explained the Trinity in terms of the One High God simply
wearing three different ‘masks’ (Greek: prosopon) into the material world
o Monarchianism:, Paul of Samosata (c. 260 in Syria) taught that God’s mind, the Logos, was of
the same substance (homoousios) as God and ‘broadcast’ the Logos to Jesus at his baptism
• Arius was a well liked and well known presbyter from Alexandria; charismatic and eloquent, he was
able win many to his side. In order to explain the divine nature of Christ, he argued that essentially
Jesus was a created ‘super angel’ being: “Once there was when he was not”. In other words, God did
not have a beginning, but the Logos did.
• Utilized such passages as John 14:28 (“the Father is greater than I”) and Jesus’ crying out on the cross
• This fit well with both the speculative Alexandrine Christian theology handed down from Origen, and
also with the prevailing Greco-Roman world view. Thus, what made Arianism so dangerous was one
could be a Christian and still hold to the G-R worldview; one could do and say all the things a
Christian would but mean something totally different.
• Problem: If Jesus really is not the same god as the Father, then we have not really known or seen the
Father (cf. John 1:17-18). Furthermore, if all authority is not in Christ, then his salvation can be
revoked by a higher authority. While Arius was preserving the distinction between Son and Father,
he destroyed the unity and defined an ‘alternate’ divinity for the Son. This is not Christianity.
• Arianism spread quickly and widely. Even after Nicaea, the Arians regained power and Constantine
himself was baptized on his deathbed by an Arian bishop. In 380, just one year before the Second
Council, when Gregory of Nazianzus (one of the three Cappadocian Fathers) took his post as Bishop
of Constantinople, he found only one non-Arian church in the city. Many Germanic tribes were
converted by Arian Christians, and Arianism survived in Gaul well into the seventh century.
Council of Nicaea, 325.
• Convened by Constantine to settle the Arian issue, and among other items, establish a canon. About
300 bishops attended (actual number not known), from as far away as Britain they came. Note, Arius
himself, since he was not a bishop, could not attend and was represented by Eusebius of Nicomedia.
• The debate centered on one iota: homoousios vs. homoiousios. Of the same substance as the Father
or of a similar substance with the Father. The Council ruled of the same substance, but recall that the
term homoousios had been used in a heretical fashion by Paul of Samosata in the third century.
• While the Arian bishops consented to the Canons of the Council, most went back to their sees
especially Eusebius of Nicomedia, and still taught Arianism and persecuted Nicene leaders.
• The Creed that was produced very clearly rejected the idea that the Logos/Son/Word was any less
divine than the Father. However, in the years that followed this strong assertion of the unity led to
concerns that there was no distinction, leading to patripassianism, which brought about the need to
articulate the distinctiveness of the Son form the Father and the Spirit, while retaining the unity
The Theology of Athanasius The Theology of Athanasius Athanasius
• Life of St. Anthony and his treatises Against the Gentiles (Heathen), On the Incarnation of the Word
of God are his most well known. Many of his commentaries survive, including those on Genesis,
Psalms and Song of Solomon.
• Many of his letters survive, the most important of which is “Concerning the Decrees of the Council of
Nicaea” which is his account of the Council. Written in 367, it contains the first known documented
listing of all 27 books of the New Testament canon.
• Other letters of significance are his Letters to Serapion, where he discuses the Holy Spirit
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• Perhaps the best repository of his Christology is the Athanasian Creed, found in our BCP, p. 864,
which addresses the nature of the Trinity and the Incarnation. Although it dates much later than
Athanasius, and likely was not written by him, it was attributed to him and is in keeping with what
we know of his theology.
• The Logos is in fact of the same substance as the Father. Although distinct from the Father, the Logos
was never created by the Father, but co-eternal with the Father (John 1:1-5). To be the only begotten
of the Father means there was never a time when was un-begotten.
• Athanasius preserved Christianity from being subsumed into the Greco-Roman milieu.
• “Both from the confession of the evil spirits and from the daily witness of His works, it is manifest,
then, and let none presume to doubt it, that the Savior has raised His own body, and that He is very
Son of God, having His being from God as from a Father, Whose Word and Wisdom and Whose
Power He is. He it is Who in these latter days assumed a body for the salvation of us all, and taught
the world concerning the Father. He it is Who has destroyed death and freely graced us all with
incorruption through the promise of the resurrection, having raised His own body as its first-fruits,
and displayed it by the sign of the cross as the monument to His victory over death and its
corruption” – On the Incarnation of the Word, ch. 5 http://37f8c8a78d101de12a0c-ee83917d871d60f81948ea755a4ab808.r96.cf2.rackcdn.com/uploaded/f/0e491873_foundations-8-athanasiuslecturenotes.pdf
new testament writers give “clear” direction concerning the ministry of deliverance
James 4:1-10Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)
Give Yourselves to God
4 Do you know where your fights and arguments come from? They come from the selfish desires that make war inside you. 2 You want things, but you don’t get them. So you kill and are jealous of others. But you still cannot get what you want. So you argue and fight. You don’t get what you want because you don’t ask God. 3 Or when you ask, you don’t receive anything, because the reason you ask is wrong. You only want to use it for your own pleasure.
4 You people are not faithful to God! You should know that loving what the world has is the same as hating God. So anyone who wants to be friends with this evil world becomes God’s enemy. 5 Do you think the Scriptures mean nothing? The Scriptures say, “The Spirit God made to live in us wants us only for himself.”[a] 6 But the kindness God shows is greater. As the Scripture says, “God is against the proud, but he is kind to the humble.”[b]
7 So give yourselves to God. Stand against the devil, and he will run away from you. 8 Come near to God and he will come near to you. You are sinners, so clean sin out of your lives.[c] You are trying to follow God and the world at the same time. Make your thinking pure. 9 Be sad, be sorry, and cry! Change your laughter into crying. Change your joy into sadness. 10 Be humble before the Lord, and he will make you great. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=James+4:1-10
*its problems that are caused by Satan; f/ ‘problems’ are of Satan and ‘solutions’ are of God *
fanaticism & extremism tend to be taken as a negative to this type of ministry.
Confusion concerning demon possession
verus oppression of believers.
Ignorance & fear cause many to simply ignore this type of ministry.
Pride or theological error often get in the way of those who engage in this ministry
Pigs in the Parlor: A Practical Guide to Deliverance
Since, 2006 and it is year 2017 today, I read PIGS IN THE PARLOR and I do my own that basically only God and I know PRACTICAL EXERCISE OF DELIVERANCE on self and others. Unfortunately, I was introduced to it by one nasty “Christian” Sally Morgan~Weaver I grew up with at age 6 and in 2006 her and her nasty family were signed up with my roots of organized crime to mess me up: ALL FOR LOVE OF MONEY AND RETALIATION.
She, Sally is and was who:
was used to film me if I had a boyfriend 2004 Organized crime set up on me, as was I believe a sex offender at a sobriety house in Imperial Beach and she filmed us at Coronado beach.. To this day I can’t ever remember his name, but he did try to kill me and I ran across street in Imperial Beach and called 911.. I was in Drug Court also set up by organized crime of San Diego mob ha and cartel. I know he sexually offended me
she was used to encourage anal sex; as she shared how she enjoyed it
once with Tom Trier Organized Crime also put in on me and is a sex offender, Sally encouraged PORNO and spoke of how her and dumb ass her husband…..Randy Weaver.. how she found him watching it
she was used to encourage me to pray for Tom Trier and stay faithful to him; using a couple who’s husband supposedly locked his wife up in closet for 10 years and she prayed for him..now they supposedly are ministers??
she wanted to just work me, when I would go to ‘visit’ her
she was used to set up ‘fake’ to me wedding to Tom Trier 2.14.07 at Carol Magers where Sally and I went every Friday to Carol’s Good News Friday To learn about God from 1st grade to 6th.
She filmed it
she had a ‘fake’ reception to me at her home in Temicula in CA or of the like after Escondido,CA
She had me doing a bible study with another woman in Deliverance and I ran: That woman stated “she was sinless.” I was not interested in hearing more.
Sally and this woman began being possed by the spirits of: Pride or theological error often get in the way of those who engage in this ministry
Sally supposedly has a Good news Friday on Wednesdays (this woman has no business around children, never mind teaching them about God. I believe her and Randy did much financial fraud and used the system with her massive pregnancies.. Sally didn’t even raise her first 3 kinds or so.. they lived their entire lives at Grandmas in Bonita, CA Randy’s mom’s
she was even around during the dirty Agent Joshua Paul Cunning times.. she always ignored my calls… today, I learn she is one nasty, sex,money loving weirdo herself..she did get pregnant in high school at a CHRISTIAN SCHOOL HER AND RANDY ATTENDED.. cause those things don’t happen in public schools.. lol