Deliverance from Sorcery
Posted January 10, 2006
I was 26 years old when the Lord visited me in Columbia, Missouri about the first of August 1958. His presence was so strong, and great fear came upon me as he said, "I do not want you to be a veterinarian, but to be a minister of the gospel." I did not obey God until 1970, because of my unbelief. By May 1970, I had come to a place that I knew I must heed to the voice of God. Although I was born again when I was 5, I did not allow Jesus Christ to be Lord of my life until that day in May. From that time, I knew that my life was not my own, but that I should do what God commanded me to do. I began that day.
I spent three months in middle Tennessee, during the summer of 1970, where I received the baptism in the Holy Spirit sitting in bed at midnight, with evidence of speaking in other tongues. God sent us back to Sarcoxie, Missouri in September, and there I continued to study the word and learn to live by faith. In June 1971, God sent us to South Florida, where I managed a small animal hospital for a period of eleven months. In May 1972, God sent us back to North Texas. Shortly thereafter, God started speaking to me about conducting a bible study in my home. There were about 25 to 35 people that attended my home bible study from time to time. Even though God appeared to be blessing me, I was not satisfied with the results. I knew the scriptures in Psalm 68:18-19, and it was clear to me that God gave gifts to rebellious people.
Psalm 68:18-19 says, "Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the Lord God might dwell among them. v.18
Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah." v.19
I did not really know how rebellious I might be at that time. To me, rebellion was running away from what God had commanded you to do. I remember the day, when God told me I was a hypocrite. Here I am conducting this bible study and not only did it appear that God was blessing me, he was. There was a rebellious spirit in my soul that I needed deliverance from. I felt frustrated and confused, because of my inability to help the people that were attending my bible study. I was reading Matthew 7 and God began to reveal these scriptures to me.
Matthew 7:1-5 states, "Judge not, that ye be not judged. v.1
For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. v.2
And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? v.3
Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye? v.4
Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye. " v.5
As I read this I could hear God saying to me, "You are a hypocrite." I wanted to stop teaching the bible immediately, because of my self-righteousness.
In Hebrews 12:5-11 it says, ".....My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him:" v.5
For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. v.6
If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? v.7
But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons. v.8
Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live? v.9
For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness. v.10
Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby." v.11
As God was ministering these verses to me, he was teaching me to fear him. Psalm 34:11 says, "Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the Lord." Notice those that hearken unto his words will he teach to fear him. It is so important that each one of us humble ourselves, and consider and hear the voice of God.
As I read the verses in Matthew 7, it seemed that God was saying that I had a beam in my eye, therefore I could not get a splinter out of any of the peoples eyes that I was ministering to. God's mercy and grace was with me to convince me that I needed some change. I had no idea what the beam might be. I was raised in John Wesley Methodism.
We know that from scripture Jannes and Jambres were sorcerers that withstood Moses. (Exodus 7:11) It says that they resist the truth and are reprobate concerning the faith.
II Timothy 3:7-8 says, "Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. v.7
Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith." v.8
I believe that the spirit or spirits of sorcery in these people, cause them to resist the truth, corrupts their wills, and makes them reprobate concerning the faith. The only hope for this person is for God to have mercy on them to deliver them from the spirit of sorcery, which I believe to be the spirit of Jezebel.
God bless you,