I want you to pray for me to find another local Church where I can be established and continue to grow spiritually there, may God forgive me to say this, but where there is also no propaganda. Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, help me. I don’t want to talk bad about Zion, because GOD loves Zion, His Church. But some places are not for us, there is somewhere for us we just need to find them so that we could be planted in Zion. All is well, God is good and still on His Throne.
Please partner with me in this prayer, it’s very important that I find a home Church I can be planted there. In the book of Psalm chapter 92 verses 12 to 15, it says that “The righteous will flourish like the date palm [long-lived, upright and useful]; they will grow like a cedar in Lebanon [majestic and stable]. Planted in the house of the Lord, they will flourish in the courts of our God. [Growing in grace] they will still thrive and bear fruit and prosper in old age; they will flourish and be vital and fresh [rich in trust and love and contentment]; [They are living memorials] to declare that the Lord is upright and faithful [to His promises]; He is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.”
I honestly don’t like a nomadic kind of life. Therefore, I also don’t like to move from one Church to another, where in one year alone you have been going to three Churches. You can’t move a plant every time you plant before waiting long enough for it to grow, it will die before even it becomes mature to a tree and grow its fruits. Unless it is God Who moves you, but the Bible says those who are planted in Church, and not one Church to another, a nomadic Church life, are the ones Who will flourish.
Another thing that I would like us to pray about is for us to rebuke the spirit of substance abuse also known as drug abuse. You don’t have to be the one affected by it to pray for it. We need to pray for our loved ones, our neighbors, and so forth.
Even though it has been about eight years since I stopped consuming alcohol, but it was hard for me to quit drinking until the Lord intervened in my life. I come from a family where on both father and mother sides there are heavy drinkers. I started drinking secretly when I was about fifteen years old. I have never smoked before, never drank beer because I saw a lot of people drinking it having big stomachs. I started by drinking little cognac packets secretly. And then when I was living with my sister and brother in law, they had all kinds of drinks in their place at that time. I ended up liking drinking wine, mixed drinks, and sometimes hard-liquor. I continued knocking them out secretly until I got twenty one years old, and they took me out to the night club that night where I could finally drink in public. That was my twenty one birthday gift, it’s sad, but I thought it was cool in those days. They asked me what do you want for your twenty first birthday, and I said I want to go out to the night club and drink to the maximum. And I did; that day we were the last people to leave the night club and I was drunk to the maximum. Looking back I feel sorry for myself, because I didn’t know better. And from that day and even after I became born-again Christian in the beginning days, I was a serious member of the night clubs and alcohol consuming.
I’m telling you, we don’t have to wait until we become born-again Christians to realize alcohol and all forms of addictions and substance abuse such as prescriptions drugs, smoking marijuana, and so on are not good for us. For me when I started it wasn’t because I had depression or insomnia that I needed to take alcohol or valium to sleep, or to release stress and frustrations. No it wasn’t that. I was a happy kid, but the influence around me got me into becoming one of them myself. It was after I became a born-again Christian I realized the negative side of my alcohol assumption, so I wanted to quit. I wasted so much money because of it. I noticed each time I was under the influence, I was unproductive. I looked back and noticed I wasn’t progress in life as I should have been. Another thing I realized it also caused some inappropriate behaviors that sometimes brought me in trouble to myself and with the people in my life during those days.
Usually it starts small, but at the end it leads to destruction. Some people die because of substance abuse. Some people get divorce because of drug abuse. Some people lost their reputations, possessions, jobs, and everything they own because of substance abuse, or to feed that addiction.
So I want us to pray for ourselves, our loved ones, and everyone concerning us for God to help us escape and protect us from any form of substance abuse and all other forms of addictions that we may be struggling with. May God also separate us from bad influencing people and help us escape the temptation to get into substance abuse and these malicious addictions in the Might Name of Jesus Christ in our present and future. If you are already in, may God deliver you supernaturally from them, and give you a new desire, which is to be filled with His Holy Spirit of God instead to be drunk with wine or take these drugs, in the Might Name of Jesus Christ.
Please, all of us we need to pray; we may not be affected by it, but maybe one of our loved ones is. But we also need to prayer cover our futures. Don’t take things carelessly, some people may wish that bad things to happen to us. So we need to be grateful and pray when we see something that other people are struggling with and we are not, so that we may escape it, and pray for them to be delivered from it.
We are continuing with our “The Kingdom of GOD In Series.” Today we will be discussing about the Spirit of Beelzebul or Beelzebub, or Baal.
- Spirit of Beelzebul or Beelzebub, or Baal.
This spirit is identified as satan in the form of, and as the ruler of demons. Sometimes we need to know whether if we are affected by these evil spirits and demonic influences. These evil spirits and demons do exist. Until the Light of GOD exposes them, people think it’s normal to be affected by them. There are powers working in darkness in this world that people think they are normal, but these powers can be exposed when the Light of GOD appears.
When we see someone affected by some things in this life, the real enemy usually is behind the scene in the spiritual realm. Your friend is not your enemy, your neighbor is not the enemy, the man and woman on the front you think is the enemy is not the real enemy. That’s why Apostle Paul said the battle is not about flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. It’s about the demonic and evil operations, influences, and forces of the kingdom of darkness.
You may think you are fighting with the person, but behind that person there is a spirit that you need to speak against it and rebuke it in your life. Your loved one is not your real enemy, but the vehicle used by the real enemy who is behind the scene to come after you, to destroy you. These spirits can enter anyone to come against you. You will fight this person, and that person leaves, then another person comes and fight with you with the same issue, and then that one leaves, another person comes, I mean, it becomes a cycle of the same thing, and then you realize those people left and the real enemy hasn’t left, is still there using various people to come against you.
So our real problems usually have their root causes. The real problem is behind the scenes. Therefore, when it comes to our problems, we need to go deep to deal with them and find the root problems and deal with them from their roots. So if we know what is causing us to behave, frustrated, or bound with the chains we are in, we need to deal with them from the root. Some of us we are dealing with foundational, ancestral, and generational spirits of limitations, curses, and so on. These things and spirits have been troubling our family lineages for years until we decide to confront them. Our ancestral may made covenants with other gods that we may not know about. And now we, their descendants want to repent and turn to God’s Ways, they are disturbing us and blocking us to do so. Usually on the surface we see different things that what’s real behind the scenes.
We need to pray, fast, speak the Word of God to our situations, come against and rebuke these spirits until one day by the Grace of GOD, we wake up and they are gone away from us and our loved ones. There are some things only GOD can help us with, and we should not give up. God is always on time; He is never late or early, but on time. He promised He will save us from all our troubles and iniquities when we seek Him with all our hearts and souls. So we shouldn’t give up until we see God’s Hand delivering us.
In the book of Matthew chapter 12 verses 22 to 37, the Bible talks about this spirit of baal or beelzebul or beelzebub. It records that “Then they brought Him a demon-possessed man who was blind and mute, and Jesus healed him, so that He could both talk and see. All the people were astonished and said, “Could this be the Son of David?” But when the Pharisees heard this, they said, “It is only by Beelzebul, the prince of demons, that this fellow drives out demons.” Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and every city or household divided against itself will not stand. If satan drives out satan, he is divided against himself. How then can his kingdom stand? And if I drive out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your people drive them out? So then, they will be your judges. But if it is by the Spirit of God that I drive out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you. “Or again, how can anyone enter a strong man’s house and carry off his possessions unless he first ties up the strong man? Then he can plunder his house. “Whoever is not with Me is against Me, and whoever does not gather with Me scatters. And so I tell you, every kind of sin and slander can be forgiven, but blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come. “Make a tree good and its fruit will be good, or make a tree bad and its fruit will be bad, for a tree is recognized by its fruit. You brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say anything good? For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of. A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him. But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the day of judgment for every empty word they have spoken. For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.”
From this passage you will notice that even satan can pretend to drive out demons, but he just makes them asleep for a while and not really drive them out. Why? Because the Lord Jesus said if satan drives out satan he is divided against himself. How then can his kingdom stand? So don’t go to those witch doctors, astrologers, and magicians who tell you they can help you cast out demons. They only put more demonic forces in you. Satan cannot cast himself out. The Lord Jesus said here clearly, ‘how can a demon cast another demon?’ He said “Every kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and every city or household divided against itself will not stand.”
Only the Holy Spirit of God can cast out demons! The Lord Jesus said “If it is by the Spirit of God that I drive out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you. “Or again, how can anyone enter a strong man’s house and carry off his possessions unless he first ties up the strong man? Then he can plunder his house.”
The Spirit of God is the only strong power that can tie up the devil and his demons that are troubling you and cast them out. Satan won’t do it, his goal is to destroy you and draw you away from GOD. Satan will go and bring more of his demons so that they can completely destroy you will all kinds of things. We need to run to Jesus, or we may think we are healed and delivered by these beelzebubs, when truly we are not.
But the Lord Jesus also said all sins are forgiven but there is one sin will never be forgiven, which is blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. Amplified Bible translation says in Matthew chapter 12 verse 32 that “Whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit [by attributing the miracles done by Me to Satan] will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come.”
So don’t talk bad about your Pastor that he or she is driving out demons by satan. How do you know? You didn’t go there for the Pastor, you went there for Jesus. GOD will deal with the Pastor. Our job is to listen to what the Holy Spirit leads us and guide us, and let go of all these propaganda and put our focus on Jesus. The best thing you can do is to pray for God to lead us to another Church where we can belong and where there is a Powerful move of The Holy Spirit of GOD, and pray for others to repent and turn to GOD.
Another Bible passage that talks about this spirit of Baal-zebub is in the book of 2 Kings chapter 1. It records that “Now Moab rebelled against Israel after the death of Ahab. Ahaziah [the king of Israel] fell through the lattice (grid) in his upper chamber which was in Samaria, and became sick [from the injury]. So he sent messengers, saying to them, “Go, inquire of Baal-zebub, the god of Ekron, if I will recover from this sickness.” But the angel of the Lord said to Elijah the Tishbite, “Arise, go up to meet the messengers of the king of Samaria, and say to them, ‘Is it because there is no God in Israel that you are going to inquire of Baal-zebub, the god of Ekron?’ Therefore this is what the Lord says: ‘You [Ahaziah] will not leave the bed on which you lie, but you will certainly die.’” So Elijah departed. When the messengers returned to Ahaziah, he said to them, “Why have you returned [so soon]?” They replied, “A man came up to meet us and said to us, ‘Go, return to the king who sent you and tell him, “Thus says the Lord: ‘Is it because there is no God in Israel that you send to inquire of Baal-zebub, the god of Ekron? Therefore you will not leave the bed on which you lie, but you will certainly die.’” The king asked them, “What was the appearance of the man who came up to meet you and said these things to you?” They answered him, “He was a hairy man with a [wide] leather band bound around his loins.” And Ahaziah said, “It is Elijah the Tishbite.” Then the king sent to Elijah a captain of fifty with his fifty [fighting men to seize the prophet]. And he went up to him, and behold, he was sitting on the top of a hill. And the captain said to him, “Man of God, the king says, ‘Come down.’” Elijah replied to the captain of fifty, “So if I am a man of God, then let fire come down from heaven and consume you and your fifty [fighting men].” Then fire fell from heaven and consumed him and his fifty. So King Ahaziah again sent to him another captain of fifty with his fifty [fighting men]. And he said to him, “Man of God, thus says the king, ‘Come down quickly.’” Elijah answered them, “If I am a man of God, let fire come down from heaven and consume you and your fifty [fighting men].” And the fire of God came down from heaven and consumed him and his fifty. So Ahaziah again sent a captain of a third fifty with his fifty [fighting men]. And the third captain of fifty went up and came bowed down on his knees before Elijah, and begged him [for compassion] and said to him, “O man of God, please let my life and the lives of your servants, these fifty, be precious in your sight. Behold, fire came down from heaven and consumed the first two captains of fifty with their fifties; but now let my life be precious in your sight.” The angel of the Lord said to Elijah, “Go down with him; do not be afraid of him.” So he stood and went down with him to the king. Then Elijah said to Ahaziah, “Thus says the Lord: ‘Since you have sent messengers to inquire of Baal-zebub, god of Ekron—is it because there is no God in Israel to inquire of His word?—therefore you will not leave the bed on which you lie, but will certainly die.’” So Ahaziah [the son of King Ahab] died in accordance with the word of the Lord which Elijah had spoken. And because he had no son, Jehoram [his younger brother] became king [of Israel, the northern kingdom] in his place in the second year of Jehoram the son of Jehoshaphat, king of Judah [the southern kingdom]. Now the rest of the acts of Ahaziah which he did, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel?”
So this spirit of satan in the form of Beelzebul or Beelzebub, or Baal names is dangerous. It is the one imitates and deviates the miracles of the Holy Spirit of GOD. This spirit can cause confusion, and it’s the rival of the Spirit of The Lord; it contradicts God’s Will for our lives.
The witch doctor may help you temporary, but the Holy Spirit when He sets us free, we will free indeed. In the book of 2 Corinthians chapter 3 verse 17, it says that “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” When the Holy Spirit intervenes in our lives we will desire to do what please God. He will work in us and through us, and deal with the root problems. When we can’t overcome some of the things that we may be struggling, the Holy Spirit will help us when we yield to Him.
Remember now, the Lord Jesus said evil cannot cast evil, only good can cast out evil. And He said you will know the difference by their fruits because a tree is recognized by its fruit. A good tree is recognized by its good fruits. A godly tree is recognized by its godly fruits.
How do you know you are affected by this spirit? When you are confused whether your Pastor is driving out demons using Beelzebub or the HOLY SPIRIT, and speak against the works and miracles of the Holy Spirit. When you got to witch doctors for counsel and treatments, and rely in their magics even when you know do not come from GOD.
In the book of Matthew chapter 10 verses 24 to 33, the Lord Jesus said “A disciple is not above His teacher, nor is a bond-servant above His master. It is enough for the disciple to be like His teacher, and the bond-servant like His master. If they have called the head of the house Beelzebul (Satan), how much more [will they speak evil of] the members of his household. “So do not be afraid of them, for nothing is hidden that will not be revealed [at the judgment], or kept secret that will not be made known [at the judgment]. What I say to you in the dark (privately), tell in the light (publicly); and what you hear whispered in your ear, proclaim from the housetops [to many people]. Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; but rather be afraid of Him Who can destroy both soul and body in hell. Are not two little sparrows sold for a copper coin? And yet not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father’s will. But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered [for the Father is sovereign and has complete knowledge]. So do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows. “Therefore, the one who confesses and acknowledges Me before men [as Lord and Savior, affirming a state of oneness with Me], that one I will also confess and acknowledge before My Father Who is in heaven. But the one who denies and rejects Me before men, that one I will also deny and reject before My Father Who is in heaven.”
So that’s it friends for today. Let’s pray against and rebuke also this spirit of Beelzebul or Beelzebub, or Baal not to affect us. May the Spirit of the Living GOD help us, in JESUS Mighty Name. Amen.
Pray with me “In the Mighty Name of JESUS, I speak to whatever spirit is responsible to the conditions, adversaries, and unfavorable circumstances in my life. I go behind the scenes, and I command it to be terminated. In the Mighty Name of JESUS, I disengage it’s powers and devices working against my life, my spouse, my children, my parents, my siblings and their children, my in laws, all my loved ones, our futures, our destinies, in the Mighty Name of JESUS. Right now, I take authority, I go behind the scenes, and I confront the real enemy and I command you now to take your hands right now off my life and my loved ones lives in the Might Name of JESUS. Help me LORD. Let it please you to see us delivered. Thank YOU HOLY FATHER, In JESUS Mighty Name I have prayed. Amen.”
Helen Majaga is a founder of Helen Majaga International, Live to Your Full Potential Podcast & YouCount Magazine, specializing in the training and development of individuals and businesses to achieve personal and professional goals.
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