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Recognize Where You're Compromised (in Sin)

Post by AdamRS » Sat Jul 26, 2014 2:04 pm

So far in this ministry, I've learned that you're going to experience measures of victory and defeat. Victory is nice in that you receive a degree of freedom from something that once held you in bondage. Defeat on the hand, can feel bitter and be demoralizing. However, realize that defeat, essentially, is a loving reminder from the Lord that other areas in your life need attention.

Today, I'm going to share defeat (and the reasons for it).

I just had a dream where I confronted a more powerful demon and was unable to cast him out. This demon took the form of my old boss from a recent job (my boss was Mormon, by the way. Not sure if there's a correlation...). Upon being asked in the name of Jesus if he was demon, he merely chuckled and answered "Yeah".

Imagine going from demons fleeing from you to one merely giving you a "yeah", while not appearing intimidated in the least. Most definitely, there's a ranking hierarchy in the kingdom of darkness.

Anyhow, there were two points in my dreams last night where the Lord revealed areas in my life that are still holding me in bondage. At the first point, I was performing at a concert as a drummer for a band that I had a very brief involvement with when I was 15. Long story short, I was kicked out of that band in a very humiliating fashion (just now remembered it, after all these years). Afterward, I developed a greater interest in drum beats; which are most often associated with rock and metal music. I'm now sure that this is when that stronghold took root in me -- probably due to the strong rejection I felt that day.

During the second fragment of my dream, I was somehow playing a fighting video game, similar to a franchise known as Mortal Kombat. During the character selection screen. I chose this...very wicked, evil-looking female character which seemed to be physically adjoined to an ominous tree (dreams are tough to accurately describe! I can imagine how John felt).

The character's name was "Anata no Muchi". I know some Japanese, so I immediately recognized that this was an English romanization of a noun describing me. 'anata no' translates into "you're", which is a possessive, but I wasn't familiar with the word 'muchi'. So I went to Google Translate for a definition. The result was chilling and accurate.

Translated, it means: "Your ignorance".

Video games and rock music are two more, long standing strongholds which currently have me spiritually compromised. I now clearly realize that I need to abstain from these, also, while seeking deliverance from the Lord. They have been rooted in me even longer than sexual lust was, so it's going to be a battle. But I'm not deterred! The Lord will pave the way if I walk the path, so victory is assured!

:clapping: Prayers are appreciated!
I asked the Lord one morning, "What can defeat them (demons)?". Immediately within my spirit, I felt the words "FAITH IN ME".

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Post by uncertain » Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:51 am

^_^

*prays*


I remember some times in dreams being encountered by what seemed like more powerful demons... one knocking me back into spiderwebs and in the struggle I woke up.

Another time one came to me like as if I needed to learn some respect. "I" seemed to be rather careless about what I did. I might have either went to condescend him, attack him, or both, and like... I felt like many things moving inside of me kinda pinning me back / immobilizing me.

Finding it hard to remember...



I was abstaining from both music and video games for a long time too.

I used to play video games a bit too... find it hard now, with having to play a nice character. One game I was trying to play in recent times, Aladdin something. Well, I couldn't get very far. There came a point where it seemed one was required to stealthily -steal- apples from apple salesmen, so they could be thrown at enemies (which couldn't be defeated by sword). I'm not sure if I'd have thought much of it in the past, but this time I was stopped from going any further in the game.

I used to do some very bad things in video games in the past...

Even though I don't play normal video games much anymore (I do play social games though) I seem to like video game music...
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Post by michel67 » Mon Jul 28, 2014 3:41 pm

My son plays video games as well.. All my kids do I guess as a lot of people do with video games being very popular and new games coming out all the time .. My soon to be 18 year old enjoys playing the war/army type games .. but also where you fight monsters, etc.. A lot of times, when he is playing he will get angry, in rage almost, over playing the game, if someone kills his character or he messes up in the game, he will yell, hit something, say curse words, etc.. which greatly bothers me because I know it is the game and spirits through the game.. my daughter plays this minecraft game which you build things with blocks and things but there is also the creepers, spiders, skeletons who shoot arrows at you, zombies and a ghast... They are all monsters and I had never thought of it before but the devil will try to work his way in everything we allow into our lives.. its the way the world is, the world is filled with satan and the spirits, we have to guard ourselves by the music, television, movies we see, the video games, books, anything if we are to keep those doors shut and not allow anything to sneak into our lives that hampers our walk with God.

Praying for you Adam

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Post by AdamRS » Tue Jul 29, 2014 6:42 pm

uncertain wrote:^_^

*prays*


I remember some times in dreams being encountered by what seemed like more powerful demons... one knocking me back into spiderwebs and in the struggle I woke up.

Another time one came to me like as if I needed to learn some respect. "I" seemed to be rather careless about what I did. I might have either went to condescend him, attack him, or both, and like... I felt like many things moving inside of me kinda pinning me back / immobilizing me.

Finding it hard to remember...



I was abstaining from both music and video games for a long time too.

I used to play video games a bit too... find it hard now, with having to play a nice character. One game I was trying to play in recent times, Aladdin something. Well, I couldn't get very far. There came a point where it seemed one was required to stealthily -steal- apples from apple salesmen, so they could be thrown at enemies (which couldn't be defeated by sword). I'm not sure if I'd have thought much of it in the past, but this time I was stopped from going any further in the game.

I used to do some very bad things in video games in the past...

Even though I don't play normal video games much anymore (I do play social games though) I seem to like video game music...
Oftentimes, uncertain, it kinda does feel like a video game when I encounter higher-ranking or more powerful demons. Kind of like you're advancing to the next level and you need to be conscious of continually improving/refining your walk with the Lord (both in knowledge and in further separating oneself from sin). I also like the point you made about having a degree of respect toward the kingdom of darkness. Our modern-day Church, by and large, has grossly underestimated Satan et al.'s capabilities. Many are naive in thinking that a simple declaration of "I cast you out, in the name of Jesus!" is enough to send each and every demon retreating away in terror and obedience. ...it's not that simple; at least not for those who are beginning in their Christian walk, are ignorant to their own sins, and have yet to be "refined" by the fiery trials this life has to offer.

I'm familiar with the Aladdin game. It was for one of the older systems in the 90's? I also am drawn to video game music; lots of talented composers from back in the day.

With that said, the Lord has definitely called me away from involvement in video games. I had quite the struggle last night trying to sleep. Something (demon spirits) kept interfering with my sleep -- even after I would plead the Blood of Jesus in a protective 'Blood Line' around the boundaries of my room. This was occurring, night after night, for days. After that, I discerned they were overriding my authority due to legal grounds. Those legal grounds being: I still had my emulator on my laptop -- now knowing full well that it had to go (I was recently involved in "speed running" video games). I immediately went to my knees and prayed, asking for forgiveness in my involvement and formally breaking the legal ties associated with it.

Afterward, I felt a definitely peace within me and had less of a struggle falling asleep. I'm currently now in the process of self-deliverance from this area. Like with sexual addictions (porn), I'm feeling an initial resistance within me -- but they will be cast out, in Jesus name!
michel67 wrote:My son plays video games as well.. All my kids do I guess as a lot of people do with video games being very popular and new games coming out all the time .. My soon to be 18 year old enjoys playing the war/army type games .. but also where you fight monsters, etc.. A lot of times, when he is playing he will get angry, in rage almost, over playing the game, if someone kills his character or he messes up in the game, he will yell, hit something, say curse words, etc.. which greatly bothers me because I know it is the game and spirits through the game.. my daughter plays this minecraft game which you build things with blocks and things but there is also the creepers, spiders, skeletons who shoot arrows at you, zombies and a ghast... They are all monsters and I had never thought of it before but the devil will try to work his way in everything we allow into our lives.. its the way the world is, the world is filled with satan and the spirits, we have to guard ourselves by the music, television, movies we see, the video games, books, anything if we are to keep those doors shut and not allow anything to sneak into our lives that hampers our walk with God.

Praying for you Adam
Same as your son, I've been there in getting extremely angry at video games when I would lose during a difficult part. Curse words -- everything. Video games appear to have also become much more "engrossing" then they were in the past. So much extra content and reward-based initiatives to keep you playing. In the past (even recently), I could easily invest 8-10 hours a day playing a video game. I've even read online of people having a much more extreme addiction than this!

I'm also amazed at how the video game industry has boomed since the 90's, and earlier. I've been seeing how the enemy is steadily inserting its perversion into them. Recently, I heard that Nintendo gave in to pressure from LBGT groups to begin including gay couples in certain games. Also, the level of realistic violence, moral relativism, and sexuality has progressed GREATLY since the days of controlling a plumber in the mushroom kingdom. Just like in movies, Hollywood has successfully seeped into the video game industry.

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Michel and uncertain, thank you for your prayers! I believe it made a difference in paving the road to my deliverance in these areas. I will keep in touch on any further progress.

:clapping: Glory to the Lord Jesus Christ!
I asked the Lord one morning, "What can defeat them (demons)?". Immediately within my spirit, I felt the words "FAITH IN ME".

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