From the authors: Ann Maria Mora and Lynn Donovan and their book, My Child Sees Monsters - Simple Steps to Send Them Away.
This video is SO GOOD:
From the authors: Ann Maria Mora and Lynn Donovan and their book, My Child Sees Monsters - Simple Steps to Send Them Away.
This video is SO GOOD:
Yep, I’m pretty much over small talk at this point in my life *grin*. I want to talk about REAL things that TRULY matter.
I’m in a new and significant learning curve. Six months ago, Father took me through the entire Bible and revealed the truth (and the lies) about the end times passages. It was one of the most revelatory seasons of my life. I have such peace about the end of the age, the rapture, the church and this world. Thank you, Lord.
Today, I want to challenge what I believe the church in general, believes about the Presence of God. And this is without condemnation. But here it is:
You, however, are not in the realm of the flesh but are in the realm of the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, they do not belong to Christ. But if Christ is in you, then even though your body is subject to death because of sin, the Spirit gives life because of righteousness. ROMANS 8:9-10
Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. JOHN 14:23
To whom God was pleased to make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. COLOSSIANS 1:27
Okay, I’m mostly talking to myself now, but I’ve been captive to an error mindset. I know that in seasons past, I would pray things like, “Jesus, please show up. Jesus, bring Your Presence. Lord, I need you to come to me and show me what to do next. Jesus, where are you?”
Also, I’ve participated and joyfully sang worship lyrics that are calling for Jesus, and/or The Presence to “come down.”
Now, I’m not placing any condemnation upon myself or anyone else that has prayed or sang similarly. Yet, the Lord is revealing a deception to me that I didn’t understand prior to now.
Here it is: Christ LIVES in me.
“I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” GALATIANS 2:20
Now I know we all have read this passage many times, but do we TRULY believe it? Because when you begin to truly catch the revelation of this truth…… IT CHANGES EVERYTHING!
We ALWAYS have God in us. Christ dwells in us. The Holy Spirit lives IN us. Father is in us because Christ and the Father are one. We are one together with Christ.
Now take a minute to think this through. When we truly BELIEVE the Word of God and begin to comprehend that God is in us, and we don’t need to wait for Him to show up to bring healing, wisdom, salvations, help, and rescue, blessings, etc……, we arise to a new level of power and authority in Christ.
RIGHT NOW: I am healed, in Jesus name.
RIGHT NOW: I am free of addictions, fear, anxiety, and small living.
RIGHT NOW: I have access to the Father’s provision because He owns the cattle on a thousand hills.
RIGHT NOW: I AM FREE from demonic oppression, petty friendships, stupid concerns of this earth, and what others think about me.
RIGHT NOW: I’m free to live authentically and wholly as created by God.
This also means……
RIGHT NOW: I carry the Son of the Living God within. The weight of this fathomless truth pushes me to greater honor, respect, and reverence.
RIGHT Now: My selfish and petty desires are insignificant to the lavish riches of my inheritance and the blessings that are mine, right now, on earth as it is in heaven.
RIGHT NOW: Humility and worship empower my prayers to lead others into freedom and truth.
RIGHT NOW: I feel coursing through my body, the potential of the untapped power source as well as the preeminent authority I carry as a daughter of Yahweh!
RIGHT NOW: Absolute devotion and surrender are the only response!
My friends, something is happening. I can feel the God of the ages alive in me. I want to rush to Walmart and pray for everyone strolling the produce isle. I want to meet the postman at the door and ask to lay hands on him. I am compelled to stop living in lazy comfort and to bring Christ into every interaction, all my days and night, into my church, my family, all my conversations and to become what Christ has promised to those who believe:
Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become (powerful and authoritative) children of God— JOHN 1:12
I DON’T NEED TO CALL God to come down. I will no longer wait until I feel His manifest Presence because He is alive in me. All. The. Time. Forever.
When we begin to truly walk in this reality, we will start to live like Christ Jesus. And that is what our original design demands. As a result of living fully in this reality of these promises and truths, we will….
Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give. MATTHEW 10:8
Next time you find yourself signing a song asking for God to come down, smile to yourself and call to your mind, “Christ is in me. He is already here. I carry Him with me, so what do I have to fear.”
Next Post: Difference between abiding presence and the manifest presence of God.
Okay, thoughts? See you in the comments. I love you. Walk TALL! Christ LIVES IN YOU! Hugs, Lynn
When I was in high school, my mother signed me up to teach a Christian education class to first graders. The church provided a curriculum, a classroom, and a roster of students. The first day of class I took attendance and began to teach the first lesson. Almost immediately, one of the boys went to the back of the classroom and started playing with the art supplies. I told him to go sit down, but he did not. I ignored him and kept teaching. Soon another child got up and went to the back of the room. By the third session of this class, all I was doing was taking attendance and keeping the kids in the room. I stopped even attempting to teach.
The gospels tell a story about a man who brings his demon-possessed son to Jesus’ disciples. To summarize, Jesus is on the mountain with Peter, James, and John, and when they come down there is a crowd waiting. A man tells Jesus about the torment of his son, and says that his disciples were not able to heal him. Jesus expresses frustration with this “faithless and unbelieving generation” and then heals the boy. Later,
… the disciples came to Jesus privately and asked, “Why could we not cast it out?” So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you. However, this kind does not go out but by prayer and fasting.” Matthew 17:19-21, NKJV
Different translations of this passage say “This kind of demon only goes out by prayer and fasting” but in the original language, “this kind” refers to the unbelief, not the demon. Jesus is clearly telling them that the issue is their faith, or rather the lack of it.
When the demon saw Jesus, it threw the boy into convulsions and he fell to the ground, rolling around and foaming at the mouth. I’m sure this was frightening for the disciples to witness, and though they knew Jesus had given them authority over the powers of darkness, they reacted with doubt. The same thing happened to me as a teenager. I had the authority to place my hand on the wayward child’s shoulder and direct him back to his seat. I lost control of the class simply because I did not exercise my rightful authority. In the same way, the disciples felt powerless even though they had the authority of Jesus himself.
These same disciples had successfully cast out demons and healed the sick in the past. But in this circumstance, they had allowed what they saw to override what they knew to be true: that Jesus himself had given them the power to cast out demons. It can be quite difficult to stand solidly on a spiritual truth when our flesh is screaming something contradictory.
When Jesus stated that unbelief only comes out by prayer and fasting, he was referring to this tension between the facts (what we can see in the physical realm) and the Truth as defined and described by God. Jesus was always watching and listening to the Father. He saw the same demonic seizure as his disciples, but instead of being intimidated, he focused on his Father’s will to heal and Holy Spirit’s power to invade the natural realm. Jesus prepared for his ministry with 40 days fasting in the wilderness, and countless more late nights and pre-dawn mornings spent in prayer. Jesus got hungry and tired as we all do, but accomplishing the Father’s will was truly his life’s purpose.
To be honest, my flesh doesn’t always want to set aside my own agenda and spend time in prayer, and it surely doesn’t want to skip many meals. But look at the promise! If you had faith the size of a mustard seed, you could move mountains… nothing would be impossible for you.
Jesus knows we can’t do this on our own. He is patient as we learn to follow his example, little by little. If we increasingly trust him one minute, one hour, one day at a time, he will teach us to do what he did, and even greater things.
Note: This story is related in Matthew 17:14-21, Mark 9:14-29, and Luke 9:37-43.
Jezebel is an evil that is brutal and demands blood. However, if I hurt anyone by mentioning abortion, that was not my intention. Please forgive me. Jesus has forgiven a torrent of my past and abortion is under His blood. In fact, it's a joy for me to pray with people and watch Jesus redeem an abortion. If you want to experience that, please email me and let's plan a time to make that happen.
I do want to share some more about Jezebel. But today, I want to talk about Jesus!
Everything about the demonic world stems from iniquity. There is an iniquity force at play in the world right now at a level I haven't seen in my lifetime. And it is iniquity that opposes Jesus.
What is iniquity anyway? Well, the simplest way to explain it is: SELF
Self-interest, self-desires, self-indulgence, self-driven. It is the sin of self. This is the very sin that cast satan from the Kingdom of Yahweh. In the word the 7 - I WILL's are the essence of iniquity:
Isaiah 14:13-14 For you [Lucifer] have said in your heart:
Anton LaVey, the author of the satanic bible, also propagates a life of self. He died alone, destroyed all of his marriages, relationships and now I imagine is impounded in the worst circle of hell.
So what is iniquity? It is a force that feeds the demonic realm. It is rebellion, lawlessness, sexual sin, violence and all forms of the occult. It opposes all that Yahwey is. Twice the Lord has shown me what iniquity looks like in the spiritual realm. It's a thick inky blackness that consumes all it touches. It blackouts minds, hearts and destroys everything.
I saw iniquity one night as I prayed. The Lord showed me a picture of my husband in the other room watching television. After hours of watching, which is common, the black inky substance began to leak out of the bottom of the screen. It's slowly moved toward my husband who watch the images, in mindless control, on the set. As it moved, it began to cover my husband with a warmth of seductions. It grew hands and arms and began to massage him. It was subtly coving him with perversion and deceit.
Ugly. This is why I take such a position about screens and time on the screens. They are portals that will allow a darkness you can't see but is very real.
Okay, I need to end here. Next post, I'll share about the other time I saw iniquity and the implication. AND I'll also share how iniquity is defeated. I'll give you a hint: Jesus.
Okay, Thoughts? See you in the comments.
Who Is Our Enemy?
We have a very real enemy. Those of you who are regular readers here at LynnDonovan.com are well aware that we face not flesh and blood but an unseen realm. And that realm is very real. It’s always active with entities good and bad.
Over the next several weeks, I will be traveling so my posts my be spotty until the end of May. However, I want to begin to share some insights into the spirits that we face. I plan to post about Jezebel, mind-bending spirits, sexual spirits, lying spirits, Pharmacia, and others that I’ve dealt with in my life or the lives of those for whom I pray.
Today at the prompting of Martha, we are going to examine Jezebel. And my friends, this is a wicked and cunning operator.
John Ramirez, ex-Satanist and “son of Satan”, says clearly that “Jezebel” is a name indicating a high-level Satanic principality. Not a human person, though named after a human person and its underlings have a goal to manipulate, control and destroy.
We know from the book of 1 Kings. Jezebel was a real woman who was born a princess of the Phoenician empire. A land that worshiped Baal, a Demonic power (god), who requires blood. I found a disturbing depiction of this worship and I’m going to share it because sometimes we need to be shocked into reality about what is really going on in this world:
Baal worship consisted of melting screaming children alive in the arms of a huge bull/man statue with a bon fire raging. You then take the ashes and put it into the foundation of your house. This way you will be granted with blessings to come for your family to come. That was the belief. This is actually just like modern abortion. Kill your first born so you can work at a cubicle for another 3 years to save up a bit more money and be in better financial shape for your family to come. We certainly are in the age of Jezebel and her Spirit.
Ya, tough to read but it rings true to me.
The spirit of Jezebel is all about CONTROL, MANIPULATION, FEAR, INTIMIDATION and WITCHCRAFT. At the root of all of this is devil worship. And you nearly always need an Ahab who is the figurehead of power but is covertly or manipulated by a controlling Jezebel. This spirit likes to partner with a religious spirit within the churches as well.
Don’t think for a minute that believers aren’t susceptible to this spirit. I often find this operator very active within church walls, in marriages by men and women. It's not just a woman controlling spirit. It can manifest equally in either sex. Some of the testimonies I’ve read about this spirit’s operation comes from spouses of pastors. Truly chilling.
Okay, I think this is enough for today. But I have much more to share about this evil one and how to identify it in operation and how we defeat it in the name of Jesus.
Look back over your life. At work, at church, in any organization and look for someone who is charismatic, charming, someone who will fill a leadership vacuum every time one arises, and will not receive any correction or allow any voice of descent.
Want to share with me today? Let’s chat in the comments about what you saw and what you did? Love you. Stay strong in the Lord. He defeats this controlling spirit. Hugs, Lynn