Millions of believers give verbal open invitations to evil spirits, because they are ignorant of the Word.
This again is another place where My people are destroyed for the lack of knowledge. There are so many areas that My word has no more power, simply because faith is not released when it is read, if it is it read at all.
American believers especially, should be ashamed with the amount of Bibles and translations that litter shelves gathering dust, when their Eastern brothers and sisters risk their lives to have single sheets of My word passing them around secretly at night, in order to impart truth that changes their lives.
There are those who have reject the fact that I compare the Western church with the Eastern in a negative fashion, but when you compare the lifestyles, the hunger, the dedication, of the two mindsets, no one can argue that they are the difference of night and day.
The Eastern believer can easily be identified with a believer in the New Testament and the Old, however the Western believer does not compare in anyway with the love of My Word, faith in My Word, the suffering caused obeying My Word, the suffering of just having My Word in their possession, and the most glaring of all, the joy of the suffering of those in My Word.
There is a scripture that for the lack of understanding, the Western believer invites demons to go to work on possessing their souls and invites warfare without even knowing it.
It is this scripture that is quoted very often and many times glibly in passing, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof,” Proverbs 18:21.
The scripture has become a charismatic church standard wide word, that people use every time they want to stop someone else from talking in a negative fashion, which is good. However, without full understanding of what it means, it loses its power and falls to nothing.
This passage has been said so many times over the years that it is just become a cliché even in charismatic circles. Let me tell you it’s full implication: Demons have ears, demons can hear, demons have tongues, demons talk to each other about you and how to destroy you.
Demons pick up on your conversations and understand your weaknesses by your conversations. They understand that if you give them the signal of a weak point that you are believing exists, especially if it is a lie, they know which demons to call in, to break you down and find entrance to your soul.
They then take a position to harass you and do warfare, with the intention of destroying your faith in My Father and His word.
For example: You may say, “It is flu season. I believe I am coming down with the flu….”, when in fact that may be all in your mind, because it was suggested that it was the season for people to receive flu.
The flu is sickness, sickness is part of death, sickness is not of My Father, therefore there are evil spirits that carry all the symptoms of the flu and if you confess this on a regular basis eventually the demons that have been assigned to you, to destroy you and harass you, will hear you confess the belief, that you are coming down with the sickness.
At that point harassing demons summon those that have these flu symptoms and they join in, now you are moving from an ordinary psychosomatic flu symptom to a spirit of infirmity, one that will eventually give you so many symptoms that your faith will be moved to believing the lie, (you definitely have the flu).
At this point you receive it and it becomes your reality. Please note: Not all flu has demonic activity, neither does all sickness, however all sickness comes out of the kingdom of darkness. Remember, anytime demonic activity joins with your confession, you will have double trouble and sometimes as much as seven times the trouble.
Example number two: You may say “I don’t think we can afford …”, believing that you do not have the financial resources to do something that I have laid on your heart to do, (Luke 6:45). When you make this confession demons of poverty are called into action and financial hardships begin to fall like rain.
Little areas that were no problem last month suddenly spring up; the washing machine breaks down, the car breaks down, and the light bill was double this month. Then you confess: “Just the time I feel God wanted me to do something, we are in no position to do it, we cannot afford to do it this time.”
Now the spirits of poverty will hold you in bondage and cause you to directly disobey what I am asking you to do. The affording was never your issue or problem in the first place. I always finance whatever I originate. The lack of knowledge of this one fact, stops the forward motion of My Kingdom until in the west it is at a standstill.
The spirits of poverty will then suggest especially to leaders, that you go to worldly sources, out of the kingdom of darkness, such as banks and borrow great sums of money to accomplish the task. This causes a bondage that will involve entire congregations and may halt their forward motion for years to come, because they are now servants to the kingdom of darkness, (Proverbs 22:7).
The emphasis is no longer on the task, but on paying off a debt to a lender that you are servant too, along with hundreds of thousands of dollars in interest, you are now obligated to pay in full, and the enemy has won the battle.
Remember, if I say to do something, you can afford it, because all the resources are stored up in Kingdom vaults, waiting for the Kingdom Citizens to carry out My commands.
Again, the lack of knowledge comes into play here, because Westerners do not see the full picture of why the resources are not there at the time. The resources are deliberately held back in order for you to display faith by your obedience to My word. In other words, I asked all Kingdom Citizens to step out not on their resources or abilities but on nothing but My word only.
What you do not realize is this is the major display that continually goes on between My Kingdom and the kingdom of darkness, who will you obey and Who will you worship in spite oh how everything appears?
Will you risk everything to obey?
Will you risk embarrassment?
Will you risk humiliation?
Will you risk your life?
All Kingdom Citizens will, and those who are not, will be drawn back into doing nothing, or into bondage to a worldly system.
Even the most spiritual of both followers and leaders in the west are ignorant of the fact that stepping out on nothing but my word is all that this is about. The kingdom of darkness gets great joy when you take in their suggestions of going to the world for your source or that you back down and say, I CANNOT AFFORD.
However, when they hear your words that say, though God slay me yet will I obey Him, (Job 13:15), then all the hosts of Heaven dance and rejoice as you display your love for My Father, and your willingness to die to self and your commitment to follow Me.
Are you going to stop inviting evil spirits to attack you by your confessions?
Always remember, that power is on the tip of your tongue!
Will you take this verse serious enough to change your language and cause the hosts of Heaven to dance and rejoice?
Starting today, will you “walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time? And most of all, will you let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with Kingdom preserving salt, that you may know how you ought to answer every man”? (Colossians 4:5-6).
~ Jim Hammerle
Jim Hammerle began ministering with David Wilkerson and Nicky Cruz, founding Teen Challenge Philadelphia. 6 times pastoring a mission ship, 15 years with TV and radio, a retired businessman, Jim now helps feed Ugandan widows and orphans, helps Muslims find the Jesus who feeds them. He’s His banker and is privileged to give His money away, helping to build a Haiti orphanage and invest in USA lives.