Spiritual Warfare Part I

One of the most common questions I hear about spiritual warfare is “can Christians be possessed?” 

To answer that question, I think we first have to define “possessed.” When scripture talks about the “demon possessed” it uses two Greek words “daimoni” and “zomai.” 

daimon: demon

zomai: possessed, or under the influence of

so the answer is YES. A Christian CAN be under the influence of a demon!

“We are OWNED BY GOD, but we CAN be under the influence of a demon.”

~Pastor Robert Morris

To get a better grasp on exactly what the Bible says about Christians being in bondage, allow me show you the Free Indeed series by Pastor Robert Morris of Gateway Church.

These are HANDS DOWN the BEST spiritual warfare sermons, I’ve EVER seen! And btw…

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Spiritual Warfare Sermons:

The first time I personally came to REALLY know that demons are real, was after a long journey of seeking out the truth about the spiritual realm, in a variety of occult practices.

You see, from the time that I was a young child I knew that I could FEEL a supernatural presence, and I had ONCE even heard an audible voice tell me to do something specific, that had saved my life. But then some Christians that I looked to for guidance, told me with absolute confidence that “God didn’t work that way.” They told me that He didn’t really speak to people, and that the spiritual gifts (like healing/prophesy/miracles) had ceased to be active on the earth, in these modern times.

Continue reading “Spiritual Warfare Part I”

What Does 11:11 Mean Spiritually?

I have been seeing 11:11 EVERYWHERE and was wondering “what does 1111 mean spiritually?”

  • One day I was praying to the Lord, and when finished, I open my eyes and lifted my head, to see that the clock read exactly 11:11.
  • A little later I went to the market, and the total on my receipt was $11.11.
  • That afternoon while working in Photoshop, the dimensions of the photo had 1111 in them, (specifically 1411.11)
  • Then I ended up stuck in the Dallas traffic for an hour, staring at the license plate on the car in front of me, which also had a double 11.
  • When I finally got home, and ready for bed, I  heard a notification on my cell and turned to see that the time on my cell read exactly 11:11!
  •  Then when I crawled into bed and opened my laptop, I saw it AGAIN on Social Media (in the number of followers on one Instagram profile, then I clicked over to Facebook, to see a post that said it had 11 likes and 11 comments!

Finally I just bursted out in laughter! This had gone from a little weird, to down right CRAZY.

What was God trying to tell me?!?

 

 

I decided to put “what does 11:11 mean spiritually” into the Google search engine, and THIS is what I found:

A website to a church in Australia called “Pour It Out Ministries” had been getting letters and emails from all over the world, asking about this strange phenomena, and so the staff there decided to fast and pray, and ask God what it all meant.

 

excerpt from Pour It Out Ministries website: ”

Awakening, Wake Up Call, fresh spiritual awakening into more, supernatural favour and provision to take possession of promises, transition and alignment, revival.  God is bringing life to the dead things and places.  God is breathing encounters over you to WAKE YOU UP into spiritual clarity, fresh connected relationship with Him, and awakened sense of identity in God and your exciting eternal purpose.

Isaiah 11:11   “In that day the Lord will reach out his hand a second time to reclaim the surviving remnant of his people…”   God is with his remnant.
John 11:11   “After he had said this, he went on to tell them, “Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep; but I am going there to wake him up.”  Resurrection life, God of the impossible, AWAKENING
Deut 11:11   “But the land you are crossing the Jordan to take possession of is a land of mountains and valleys that drinks rain from heaven.

New authority and ownership, coming into promises, tasting promises, supernatural favour and provision where God leads
11 can mean transition and so a doubling of eleven can signify a season of intense shaking as things transition into the new. 11 also means alignment and so the shaking brings alignment to allow for awakening and revival.”

I continued to see NOT JUST the 11:11, but other number repeats like 1234.

 

 

So I started to search out all the scripture verses, that had the numbers I was seeing in them, like I had read “Pour It Out Ministries” do, and THEN… I let the Lord lead.

 

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As the days, weeks and months passed, the strange phenomena continued, so I just accepted it as part of my interaction with God.

Now if I start seeing repeats of the same number, I just make a mental note of what I am thinking about when it occurs, then go into my next scripture study having that in mind.

The Lord has confirmed to me in our quiet place together, that He is guiding me to specific scripture, for a specific purpose; to give me deeper spiritual insight to what I’m going through, while CHANGING the way I think about the Lord, myself and the world around me.

It’s been a profound experience, and one that I’m not alone in.

Many Christians, from every corner of the globe are seeing the number repeats, and many of them are developing a more intimate relationship with the Lord through it.

Take a look at THIS online class by Pastor Bob Hamp, from Gateway Church, when he talks about experiencing this very thing and being lead to:

~Jeremiah 33:3 “Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.”

and then Pastor Hamp tells how he got a confirmation of what God was saying to him, later in a church service!

In this Freedom Class, he teaches on how to hear God, and then how to discern if it IS in fact God that’s trying to speak to you.

 

 

I’ve come to understand and accept that God CAN and does speak to His children, in a variety of ways!

     ~Acts 2:17-18 “‘In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy.”

 

My personal belief is that this is part of the OUT POURING of the Holy SPIRIT that the Lord talks about in His Word will occur in these very last, of The Last Days.

 

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He’s wooing His Bride, and communicating with us in many beautiful and creative ways! I encourage you to engage with Him more fully, and enjoy the experience!

 

 

Blessings to each and every one of you!

And thank you for reading my blog.

Sincerely~Victoria 🙂

Declare It! And IT WILL BE DONE…

March 6

“Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways.”

~Job 22:28

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Excerpt from “The Spirit Filled Believer’s” Daily Devotional

“The word thing in the original Hebrew is omer (o’–mer) and is similar to the Greek word rhema. The promises, the sayings, the word, the utterance, and the confessed word and included in omer. 

‘You will also declare the Word of God, the promises of God, the sayings of God, and these things will happen.’ This implies more than just cheerful optimism, wishful thinking, or positive affirmation. When we speak forth the Word of God, we are not just blowing smoke, filling the air with clever rhetoric, or mouthing platitudes. We are declaring with our lips what God has spoken to our hearts. The power is not in our speaking; it’s in the Lord Who gives the message.

When we’re in distress, people can tell us, ‘Don’t give up; hand in there. Remember it’s always darkest before the dawn.’ And all that may be true and some comfort. But it really does more for us to hear the Lord say to us personally, ‘…not a hair of your head shall be lost (Luke 21:18 NKJ). All the cute aphorisms and clever slogans in the world are anemic compared with a solid word from the Lord.

This word declare (or decree) means ‘to decide, predetermine, and declare the outcome of a matter before it comes to pass.’ If your declaration is in line with the word you have received from God, you can ‘declare a thing, and it will be established for you!’ Weak or timid faith is too cautious to make any kind of pronouncement before it sees the outcome, but strong faith says, ‘It shall be done just as the Lord has said!”

~Dick Mills

To live a life in God’s presence, and then through that relationship with Him, to begin receiving revelation… is a powerful thing.

~Romans 10:17 “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the WORD of God.”

However to understand the power of coming into agreement with what He says about you, is an entirely different level of supernatural experience.

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The enemy would like nothing more, than for us to never really comprehend the power we have as heir’s to the Throne.

I challenge you to come into agreement with what the Lord says about you, and watch everything change…

Stop speaking negative, and start speaking life!

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“Your words are gate-openers. When you speak, you either open a gate of praise for God to walk through, or you open a gate of hell for the enemy to walk through. ‘Gate opening’ ISN’T OPTIONAL. The only question is, ‘Which gate will your words open?’

….If your mouth speaks things contrary to the Word (of God) you open the gate for the devil to come on the scene—death, disease, destruction, defeat, discouragement and depression follow him.”

~Pastor Robert Morris; “The Power of Your Words”

 

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