I want to share something here. I know it will be of help to someone when taken positively….. you know, just helping out.
So there is this thing that is being used to make you to be controlled and more manipulated in the house of God. I will give some revelations here as I proceed.
The church should be a place of prayer and also a place of deliverance. It is the presence of God that distinguishes His house from other houses. That is why the LORD always guarded the temple of His Father.
When the House of God was being used as a place for tricks, where buying and selling took place, He stood His ground and let the zeal for His Father’s house consume him… and He brought order there.
When He had chased them out, the sick came in the very place where they had been buying and selling and He healed them. Put this in mind. But why is it that the very house of freedom has became the source of bondage and slavery for many?
Look at it this way. When one has been enslaved, there has got to be instruments of slavery that caged him in. Also the slave, although how strong he or she may be, has to at some point be overpowered and then give in to the demands of the Strong Man.
In the church, the devil knows your points of need. He also know that you are focusing on those needs to change, rather than putting trust in GOD. He knows when you are seeking God and also he knows when your spiritualism is driven by your conditions of desperation.
The enemy first profiles targets. He then waits to attack at opportune moments. We have some whom he attacks anytime and every moment, because they are too far from God for discernment and unwilling to walk under the protection of God.
Now this is the point. Satan has reserved places that he operates strongly from. The church of Smyrna had erected the synagogue of Satan, (Revelations 2:9). That is to say that Satan was freely operating from his spiritual base in Smyrna.
We have those churches Smyrna like churches, who have resemblance of the so called “City of Refuge.”
Remember in the Old Testament, the cities of refuge only briefly dealt with the attacker at that time when he ran there, when they were baying for his blood. It did not deal with the sinner and his sins.
The sinner would have a sense of safety only while there. The Cities of Refuge were six Levitical towns in the Kingdom of Israel and the Kingdom of Judah, in which the perpetrators of manslaughter could claim the right of asylum.
But, but, but, but outside of these cities, blood vengeance against such perpetrators was allowed by law.
The Torah named the six cities as being cities of refuge. Sadly today, most of churches have been embodied into cities of refuge, equivalent of the Levitical cities that “cosseted” the sinners.
One characteristic I have found to be true of these places of worship, is the ability to hide the doctrinal truth from those who go there.
They demonstrate persistence to help people and in “helping” you, will find a man or the woman of God dealing with symptoms, and do things around that helping, which blinds and binds you, that you think you are being helped, but nothing changes and you are therefore brainwashed to the degree that you become a sycophant.
In another word, you are a slave to the system. This they do in two ways, either by giving prophetic words to people, (they suggest to see things) which generally are half truths about you, and so you succumb to the demands, thinking that if “he can see this and that about me,” then he probably has the answer to my other needs.
At this point you are deeply brainwashed and defeated. You know that is the only church for you.
There is another way also of placing you in perfect bondage. Just as the Levitical cities of bondage, these men of God will introduce what I call “the attacking demon”, or they will allow the advantage of the attacking demon in your life.
And so every time one goes to this ministry, the servant will be dealing with the attacking demon who briefly disengages, only to come later to attack you again, after much rolling on the ground, yelling and vomiting around. The ministry is built around dramas of deliverance.
As said above, in unmasking the “City of Refuge” equivalent churches, which by this, I don’t intend to defame or devalue any good faith practising churches that are doing the right thing in leading saints to righteousness.
This is revelation. The background of this is essentially in the Old Testament. At some point, the LORD made provisions for cities that if one accidentally kills, he would run to the marked cities for asylum.
The manslayer would however be killed should he be found to have broken the law by moving out of the city that preserved him. The law temporarily provided safe haven until the death of high priest, when the killer would be free from the avenger of blood.
The sad thing though was there was no justice in any form of settlement and no guilt clearance for the man and the offended party.
“…because he should have remained in his city of refuge until the death of the high priest. But after the death of the high priest the manslayer may return to the land of his possession,” Numbers 35:28.
The manslayer therefore was caged as long as the high priest was alive. He was bound by the priest.
As we look at the modern churches, some have become places to “shutdown fires,” not to deal with the causes, the root causes, that symptoms are founded upon. People run to these places for outside transformation and feel good mentality.
There you will find forms of godliness without real inner transformation power and the introduction of attacking devils that they know about to manipulate the unsuspecting saints. Or that your own areas of need become bait to hold you, and keep you in the system.
You become the woman at the well who was never satisfied. But, in 2 Timothy 3, Paul talked of such people as those who resist the truth..
“Now as Jannes and Jambres resisted Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, disapproved concerning the faith; but they will progress no further, for their folly will be manifest to all, as theirs also was,” 2 Timothy 3:8-9.
~ Prophet Peter Odhiambo
Prophet Peter Odhiambo of Heart Revival Network International, Kenya is a Prophetic End-Time Minister of the Gospel, preaching in Crusades and open air Revival meetings. The LORD continues to show him the apostasy in the Church and the need to prepare the Bride, fit for the Wedding of the Lamb, as in Revelation 19:7-8.