Examples of Demonic Doctrines Being Taught in the Church Today
I first wrote about much of this in the book My Glorious Church Without Spot or Wrinkle but it needs to be summarized and posted on the site because it is still so prevalent in the church today. There are several things being taught in the church that comes from some demonic spirits masquerading as an angel of light and minister of righteousness. The lies and techniques from these demonic doctrines are the basic same message told to Eve in the garden and that is: âIf you do that you shall not surely die and you shall be like God’s. This message in the church today sounds like: Grace is the license to sin because you are eternally secure as a result of praying your salvation prayer and you can do whatever you want and not be cut off or judged (condemned) by God. Go ahead and do it! You shall not surely die or be condemned is the same message being hissed in our pulpits today by well meaning people who love the Lord and do not have the discernment. That is why the Lord put the prophetic person in the church today. See this page for a description of the prophetic person or anointing http://www.latter-rain.net/index.php?p=1_42_Picture-of-a-Prophet. They see the enemy at work and put the trumpet to their mouth and warn the people because the Lord does not want us ignorant of the tactics of the devil. This is the person who brings light and truth into deception and Truth is who Jesus is and how He washes us. We teach that there is no condemnation for hose who are in Christ Jesus and stop there. The rest of the sentence says that those in Christ Jesus will walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. The church teaches you are in Christ Jesus just because you recited a little prayer no matter how you live and that is not true. You walk in the flesh and fulfill the lusts thereof, you are judged and cut off. Also, not everyone caught in the fish net of evangelism are good fish. Some are thrown back. Then there are those that hear the word and receive it with joy but when temptation comes, they wither because their heart is hard. Then there are those who fall away because of the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches and they do not endure to the end. Then there are those who are by the wayside and the birds, symbolized as the devil in the bible, come and steal the seed. Only on fourth who have the seed sown in their heart endure until the end. Those that fall away are not saved, just because they recited a prayer. That is why it is important to disciple people or the new born babes in Christ. The bible says we perish for a lack of knowledge and He wishes that none would perish, no not one.
Willful sin is judged by God. Heb 10:26 states For if we sin willfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, but a certain fearful looking for of judgment (translated cutting off or condemnation) and fiery indignation which shall devour the adversaries. He that despised Moses law died without mercy under two or three witnesses. Of how much sorer punishment suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing and hath done despite unto the Spirit of Grace? For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me. I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, the Lord shall judge His people. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of a living God. God does not tolerate willfull sin or iniquity in the church. The word iniquity means âyou knew it was wrong and you did it anyway. Why? We are believing the same lie told to Eve, Go ahead and do it. You shall not surely die. God won’t condemn you or cut you off. Grace covers all past, present and future sins. That is not what my bible says and Hebrews 10 is very clear about that. Grace isn’t the license to sin but the power of God given to you to not sin, which was not available before Christs death and resurrection and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. Some churches have a form of Godliness but deny this power.
So many of us have an image of God as just being nice. We all want the nice Jesus or Father and we reject anything that is not flesh patting or ear tickling as not being of God if it isn’t nice. My bible states that the Holy Spiritâs main purpose is to reprove the world of sin, convict and instruct unto righteousness. John 16:18 states âAnd when the Holy Spirit is come, He will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness and of judgmentâ. Acts 26:18 says of the Holy Spirit that he came To open their eyes to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me. John 16:13 says, Howbeit when He, the Spirit of Truth is come, He will guide you into all truth: for He shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever He shall hear, that shall He speak and he will show you things to come. Here is an outline of what the Holy Spirit does:
- Reprove This is translate in the bible as: To charge with a fault.
- Exhortation This is translated in the bible as: Light admonishment.
- Rebuke This is translated in the bible as: A sharp reprimand or showing a strong hatred for something.
- Convict Makes one feel uncomfortable about what you are doing because it displeases God.
- Instruct unto righteousness leading you to live right & teaching you how to be empowered not to sin.
- Speaks of Judgment Which is what we teach in church that wonât happen to us. Just ask Anninias and Saphira whom the Holy Spirit, out of the mouth of Peter, said they would be carried out of church dead for lying to the Holy Spirit. Today we claim anything negative is a curse and of the devil, yet this came straight from the mouth of the Lord. We have to be very careful that we do not blaspheme the Holy Spirit by claiming what He does is of the devil. A demonic doctrine teaches that anything negative is of the devil so you wonât receive anything of the Holy Spirit. The above definitions are negative and painful.
- Open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light and from the power of satan unto God.
If there is a demonic doctrine being taught in the Church, the Holy Spirit is going to send a prophetic person to shed light on it and expose it to turn them from darkness.
- He will guide you into all truth.
If you are full of pride, you will rebel against the Holy Spirit and resist any truth and instructions He brings. Humble people are teachable and meek and they inherit the earth.
- Speaks of things to come according to whatsoever He shall hear of the Father. Jesus only spoke and did what the Father spoke and showed Him to do. All gifts of the spirit were initiated by God the Father and performed through Jesus who was empowered by the Holy Spirit. A demonic doctrine would have man initiating the gifts of the spirit and prophesying out of their own spirit so that the spirit realm would go and perform what they spoke by declaring, decreeing, speaking God’s word because He watches over it to perform it, positive confession etc. This is witchcraft 101. We are to be led and controlled by the Holy Spirit. We don’t lead and control the spirit realm. A spirit of divination counterfeits all the gifts of the Holy Spirit and this goes back to the lie told to Eve; You can be as God. God initiates all gifts of the spirit, not man. We hear and act upon it and the faith comes from hearing and knowing He will watch over His revealed Rhema word to perform it. If it is a Rhema God breathed word to you and you know it, He will perform that word for you but you can’t pull out whatever scripture you want and pray, declare, decree, confess or whatever word you want to put on it and expect the spirit realm to hop to it and perform it. That is like a witch performing an incantation and spirits go forth to perform the spell only the devil has to wrap it in Christianese and appear as an angel of light to deceive the church to get them practicing witchcraft and giving this spirit a foothold in the church. Don’t be deceived into thinking that because it works it is God. Not everything supernatural is of God and we shouldn’t judge success by the worlds standards by looking at a man’s ministry that has money, followers and fame as it being of God. God’s standard of success is love, peace, patience, faith and fruitfulness. By the world’s standards, Jesus’ ministry would have been unsuccessful, just as John the Baptist’s.
Look at the list above. How many of the attributes of the Holy Spirit feels good to the flesh and are attributed to the devil because it is negative, feels condemning or judging because these Holy Spirit characteristics crucify the flesh and the devil will tell us all these things are of the devil so we will blaspheme the Holy Spirit and grieve Him because we have attributed the work of the Holy Spirit to the devil, just like they did in Jesus’ day. We have a false definition of exhortation and have turned that into a flesh patting thing. We have people prophesying or giving a word out of their own spirit or a spirit of divination which is an abomination. If I want to hear a word from the Lord, I want it to be from the Lord. The Lord has frequently given me a word to write or speak out and I do but I wouldn’t dare speak forth something He hasn’t said. No one had to teach me to hear from the Lord. I heard and I knew I heard. If someone is standing in front of me and speaks to me, I know it. It would be wrong for me to go to someone and say, Jimmy John said to tell you such and such if Jimmy John never said it. We are teaching kids to give a word when the Lord hasn’t spoken and this is divination or witchcraft. Do you know that when you go to a psychic, whatever they speak, demons go forth to perform what they spoke and that is how that works. If they are telling you something from the past or present and know stuff all about you, that comes from a familiar spirit or a spirit that is familiar with all kinds of stuff about you because it is observing you and many times passed down through the family. Prophesying or giving a word with the teaching that your words have power to go forth and make it so or cause the spirit realm to accomplish what you spoke is divination and witchcraft and it goes back to You can be as god. The son of perdition has this same attitude as II Thes. 2 states. He sits in the temple of God showing himself that he is god. This principle and power that operates in the son of perdition has no problem sitting in the temple of God or church, proclaiming that he is like god or âlittle gods. This same chapter states that Jesus will not return until there comes a falling away first and this falling away is deviating from the truth one little step at a time inch by inch so that you have not even perceived that you have moved. This is being exposed by the Holy Spirit who is no longer letting it operate because the Lord will consume with the spirit of His mouth. Even whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders. The supernatural will be operating with this spirit but it is NOT GOD. This is going to be so cleverly disguised that it could deceive even God’s elect. And to those who will not turn from this abomination and receive the love of the truth that they might be save (and this is the scary part) GOD WILL SEND THEM STRONG DELUSION THAT THEY SHOULD BELIEVE A LIE: that they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. It says Let no man deceive you by any means. That about destroys any image of Nice Jesus. You have to believe the bible or not. You can’t pick and choose what you want to believe and you can be deceived and if you keep insisting on not seeking God to show you truth if you are moving away from it one step at a time little by little. God is faithful to do that and it is the job of the Holy Spirit to turn you from darkness to light. A demonic spirit wants you to believe in the Nice Santa Clause Jesus instead of the one in the bible because it wants you to reject what comes from the Holy Spirit so it paints the Holy Spirit and His work as of the devil and you will blaspheme the Holy Spirit and that sin will never be forgiven you either in this world or the next. We need to fear God.
A spirit of divination is also called a seducing spirit or beguiling spirit that leads you away one step at a time. It is also call a python spirit and the purpose of a python spirit is to wrap around you little by little and squeeze you from all around until it crushes you. What you see in the natural is also a result of something going on in the spiritual realm. In Florida, especially in the southern most parts you have the python population growing rapidly and inter breeding with different other python snakes to produce super python snakes of a different nature. A spirit of divination is a main principality and power over the state of Florida as well as other states. The ministry leaders may be rich and successful but the congregations become poorer and poorer as the spirit chokes everything out of their lives and eventually the ministry dries up as well. I am going to list the biblical description of how this spirit manifests but it can be subtle in some ways to deceive or fool you. This is a deceiving, seducing spirit so keep that in mind. Show me in the bible where Jesus or the apostles declared or decreed to get what they want. Jesus used the sword of the spirit or word of God on the devil because it is a piece of our armor against the devil, but not used on God. The sword is to fight the devil. I want you to look at how many of the manifestations of this python spirit of divination involve speaking or the mouth.
- A diviner, witch or wizard. Cast spells, assigns demons or curses for the purpose of its own gain. It recites a magic verse, incantation, prays scripture verses covering a topic to make God move, declares, decrees, has a positive confession (which is bondage) because this is so that the spell or will of the person can be manifest as they create their own realty because they are as gods. It counterfeits prophecy and prophecies out of the personâs spirit and the word does not come from the mouth of the Lord. We are to only speak what we hear from the Lord and nothing else. It is the have what you say spirit or speak things into existence spirit or âhave the desires of your heart because of the powers within you spirit and seeks man’s will not Godâs. It is initiated by man and not God. Channeling other spirits which is a counterfeit of prophesying. Chain letters cursing you if you donât pass it along. Counterfeit of a word of wisdom which is speaking forth something that hasn’t happened yet. A word of wisdom is a gift of the Holy Spirit that involves the future as God reveals what is to come.
- A mutter or one who talks to familiar spirits or one who walks around talking to himself. This spirit speaks in tongues. A psychic operates with both a spirit of divination and familiar spirits. This spirit knows things about you past or present and this is the counterfeit of a word of knowledge that is operated by the Holy Spirit. That is how they know things about you and when they speak forth things regarding your future, demons go forth to bring it about. If the demons are successful, you come back and pay them more money for a word. They get rich while you get poor.
- A ventriloquist or one who throws his voice. Those that speak from the earth, from the belly; ghosts that cheep, gibber,
whisper, chatter and coo in low murmurs or making a noise by barely opening the mouth.
- Medium, clairvoyant, necromancer or one who consults with the dead. A conjurer or one who commands demons to
appear. Satan’s counterfeit for discerning of spirits or seeing into the spirit realm. A person may claim to be a seer, seeing into the spirit realm and talking about the spirits, even angels, he sees and he will be exalting and lifting up himself and not lifting up Christ.
- Astral projection, trance, out of body experience to observe others, peeping tom and anything that pertains to observing others from a place of obscurity, especially for pleasure. This is the spirit behind porn, strip clubs, reality TV where we are observing others, etc. This is the demonic stronghold behind all this as well as sex trafficking. Sacrificing our children to this spirit as in satan worship. This is also a huge stronghold in Florida. Occult gaming and many of the games in our society today. Let me also mention that if you have someone in your household having a porn problem, you are not going to rid your household of this spirit if you are declaring, decreeing and so on and practicing other forms of divination. This spirit is a MAJOR PRINCIPALITY and power and does not give up its grip easily and you do not want any open doors to this spirit in your house. If you have had a problem in the past with porn, this spirit will seduce you away with other forms of âmanifestationsâ appearing as an angel of light. You will be attracted and easily beguiled by this spirit.
- A hypnotist or charmer.
- Soothsayer, astrologer or someone who observes the times, consults almanacs, horoscopes, numerology or anything other than God to find out the future.
- Teraphin or one who consults images for advice. They use tarot cards, tea leaves, crystal balls, face analysis, palm reading, pendulum, Ouija board, hand writing analysis, signs, mind reading, thought or word projection all to look into or change the future. Looking outside God to see the future or change the future.
Again, people who love the Lord are being deceived and seduced away from the truth by this spirit and Jesus is the Truth who is revealing this to turn us from darkness unto light. We can’t be deceived unless we want to be and the bible says that in end times, seducing spirits and doctrines of demons will enter the church and men will be willfully deceived or stupid on purpose. That is the bible’s definition. In our polite, politically correct, don’t offend anyone society, we call it denial. The word says that if we donât receive the love of the truth when God reveals the truth and we reject Him, God will send them strong delusion and spiritual blindness. Jesus is the Truth and to reject Truth is to reject Jesus and the consequence of that is you will become deluded. That is scarey and doesnât fit our ânice Jesusâ image.
I haven’t even gotten into the next spirit operating in the church, which is a lying spirit or âreligious spirit. I will try to keep this instruction unto righteousness short. A Lying religious spirit focus on the outside, where the Holy Spirit is more concerned with the inside and exposing the true condition of oneâs heart. It is the exact opposite of the spirit of truth and its main focus is to suppress moves and gifts of the Holy Spirit. It is called the accuser of the brethren but it is a false accuser. The Holy Spirit will rebuke, reprove and expose the condition of our heart, but it will be true. A Lying spirit is focused on rituals, works and external activity like tithing and church attendance. A person with this spirit insinuates, implies, assumes, gives indirect hints, false or harmful impressions and jumps to conclusions. A for instance. I mentioned to my pastor after being questioned about my church attendance that I sometimes had trouble sleeping because of back or hip pain that didn’t allow me to get comfortable at night and I told him that I would finally give up and get up and take something for it. At a home group gathering, he mentioned something about not sleeping at night and taking Oxycotin which is a highly addictive pain killer. He made a false assumption, jumped to conclusions, falsely accused me and so on. I have never taken or been prescribed this drug and I was referring to Tylenol when I mentioned getting up and taking something. His mind jumped to the worst possible conclusion and assumed it was so. This is a manifestation of a lying religious spirit. They also love their titles, honor and the upper most seats at the feasts. If they aren’t referred to by their title someone in the church will make sure you are rebuked for it. The pastor is there to serve and equip the body for ministry, not be exalted above everyone else and above being questioned. That is where it starts getting cult like. Here is another example, but not a pastor. Same lying spirit though. I was talking to someone who asked me where another family member was and I didn’t know exactly so I replied with something like, I don’t know. Out messing or screwing around. Their mind formed a picture as to what that looked like and they jumped to the worst possible conclusion and they swore I said this person was out with a prostitute. I couldnât believe it. I would never even think this person would do that, let alone accuse them of it, but they will go to their grave stating I said that. These people with this spirit twist your words. They are gossips and rally support against another to exclude them. It distort things and gives a false or harmful impressions. They lack discernment and canât stand the truth and a spirit of murder is very comfortable in its presence. This is the spirit that will put you out of their company as your name has been cast out as evil for speaking the truth. They are haughty and full of pride and cannot take correction. They exaggerate. They flatter to manipulate you. Gossip and flattery is of a lying tongue and worketh ruin. Instead of going to you privately if they have a problem, they exclude you and rally support of others against you and gossip about you and bear false witness against you. Again, they jump to conclusion without even taking the time to find out if what they are thinking is true. Profanity is of this spirit. These are the people who seek to remove the speck out of someone elseâs eye when they have a beam in their own. They can dish it out but they can’t take it. They hate you if they get a dose of their own medicine so to speak but you are not supposed to be hurt or angry when they gossip and lie about you and jump to conclusions and spread it around bearing false witness like it were fact. They lack love and will never go to a brother PRIVATELY out of love to restore him in a spirit of meekness out of his sin. They think more highly of themselves than they ought. Competition and the super star ministry syndrome, as I call it, is a manifestation of this spirit. Having a holier than thou attitude. Works oriented to show your love for God. They bind heavy burdens on people and they won’t lift a finger to help. They do not have compassion and are void of empathy for others. They will default to denial when a correction is given to them because of their pride so they are willfully deceived or stupid on purpose. They aren’t humble enough to be confronted, exposed, taught or corrected especially if it comes from someone beneath them. The Holy Spirt will expose sin, convict, reprove, rebuke and exhort, all of which are exposing the condition of someone’s heart in order to bring them to repentance so that they can be forgiven and be back into fellowship with the Lord, but a lying, religious spirit never accuses you to restore you. It is to judge you and cut you off and exclude you and the accusation is almost always false and an assumption or false conclusion. Just as Jesus is the spirit of Truth, this spirit is a spirit of lies and points to the external. They might look good on the outside, but by their fruits you will know them. Also, only those in denial get their sins pointed out to them. With others, Jesus merely teaches, instructs or heals the wound and the sin goes away. A person with a religious spirit gets their value ad worth from their performance, religious works, church attendance, tithing and they look down upon others that do not perform as well. I have noticed that these people may be all positive confession, declaring, decreeing and they donât want to hear anything about correction, discipline or anything else that isn’t nice because it is negative but they are sure quick to pull out the negative curse card if you don’t tithe or give to them. It was the priests, not the people, that were being rebuked for not tithing in Malachi and their tithe was to feed the needy and poor and God said he would curse them for forgetting the needy. If they did tithe to meet the needs of the needy, God would rebuke the devourer. Today, we have the religious spirits in leadership telling the poor and needy that if they don’t tithe, God will not do anything for them and the devourer will not be rebuked. They bind up heavy burdens on these people too grievous to be born and they donât lift a finger to help them. I know elderly people who canât make it on their income and they are condemned for not tithing and therefore, they don’t have faith. They shut up the kingdom of God to people. They don’t have a problem reciting the curse when it comes to not giving to them, but if you share anything that doesnât line up with their nice santa clause Jesus you get the left foot of fellowship because they have a false image of what God is like. They are strongly deluded. I can go on more about this spirit, but I think you get the idea. This spirit crucified Christ and plotted against Him because Jesus removed the cloak that covered their sin or exposed the condition of their hearts. He said they hated Him without a cause because of this and He also said that if we hate another for doing this we are in danger of judgment. Jesus does this when we are in denial or try to cover our sin. A man who covers his sin will not prosper or get away with it. If someone is not teachable, they have too much pride and God will humble them. There is no fear of the Lord in the church today and that is going to change.
Again, this is for the purpose of stopping the works of the enemy in the Church that Jesus purchased with His blood and He is exposing the works of the devil in His church and God have mercy on the person who stands in the way of Jesus’ bride being ready at His return. People in the five fold ministry will be held more accountable on judgment day. He is returning soon. The gates of hell will not prevail against His church.