January 29, 2000
With your permission, I would like to share some things with you. I would
like to explain to you some spiritual principles. What is the world? The world
is "I want it and I want it now!" Welcome to America. So much
temptation around us. It is hard to say no to anything around us when it is so
available. I struggle with this with my computer. I want the fasted most
efficient machine. Of course a little out of reach since a super computer cost
several hundred million dollars, but it wonít keep me from trying.
The Bible teaches us that Satan is real, as real as God is real. The Bible
teaches us that (Isaiah 14) Satan was the most powerful and intelligent of all
beings God created. Satan was given charge of guarding the throne of God. The
Bible also teaches that God created music through Satan. He led the choirs of
heaven. The Bible says however that Satan became enamored with his beauty, he
became proud and at some point decided guardian of the throne of God wasnít
enough, but wanted the throne itself. This resulted in a civil war in heaven and
eventually Satan and His followers, a third of the angels, were thrown out of heaven.
They now dwell in what the Bible calls the second heaven, the space above the
earthís atmosphere. He is called now the spirit of the prince of
the air and the god of this world, and indeed he is. He controls governments and
the flow of money. Without a sovereign act of God you cannot become wealthy in
this world unless you sell your soul to do so. This is why Jesus said in Matthew
"For what will a man be profited, if he gains the whole world, and
forfeits his soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? For the Son
of Man is going to come in the glory of His Father with His angels; and will
then recompense every man according to his deeds."
I have shared all this with you, Jane, to say to you that Jesus loves you and
has a purpose and plan for your life. How do we come to know His will and plan
for our lives? Well it starts as we shared in our last Bible study by spending
daily time with Jesus in His word and seeking Him daily. Jesusí will and plan
for your life, Jane, was determined and recorded in Godís book in heaven
before the world was created.
"I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and
wonderfully made; wonderful are Your works, and my soul knows it very well. My
frame was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought
in the depths of the earth. Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; and in
Your book they were all written, the days that were ordained for me, when as yet
there was not one of them." (Psalm 139:14-16)
The way we come to know His will is through
obedience to Him. Jesus tells us in John 14:21 that if we will obey Him He will
reveal Himself to us. We can, however, also miss Jesusí will and plan for our
lives. How? Through disobedience. Note why the Israelites in the Old Testament
where not able to enter the promised land recorded in Hebrews 4:6
"Since therefore it remains for some to enter it, and those who formerly
had good news preached to them failed to enter because of disobedience."
Then the writer of Hebrews warns you and I in Hebrews 4:11 "Let us
therefore be diligent to enter that rest, lest anyone fall through following the
same example of disobedience." When we are obeying Jesus, we are entered
into his rest.
This is where Satan comes into the picture again. Godís plan for our lives
comes through obeying Him and waiting upon Him to bring it to us in our
obedience to Him. Satan, however, comes along and tells us, "Hey! You donít
have to wait! I can give it to you now!" Satan said this to Adam and Eve in
the garden. Adam and Eve bought the lie and when they yielded to Satan, manís
dominion of the earth was transferred from man to Satan and man has been plunged
into misery and death ever since. That is why now the bible calls Satan the god
of this world (2 Cor 4:3-4).
This, however, is also why Jesus came: to regain manís rule of the earth.
How? Through his absolute obedience to His Father in heaven, even to death on a
cross. When Jesus returns He will establish this rule and Satan will be no where
to be found (Rev 19-22). Early in Jesusí life Satan came to Jesus and offered
Him the world if He would just bow down and worship Him (Matthew 4, Luke 4).
offered Jesus a short cut through sin. Jesus, however resisted this temptation
and went the way of the cross. Through Jesusí death not only did he defeat
Satan and what he accomplished in the garden of Eden, but our salvation as well.
Now the Bible says that Jesus resides in heaven, on the throne of God with
perfect joy until his enemies be made a footstool under his feet.
Jane God has a plan for you and gifts for you, but the only way you receive
them and come to know that plan is through obedience. The Bible states in John
10:10 "Satan comes to steal, kill and destroy. . ." Satan has a plan
for your life also, to kill and destroy you if possible. How does he do this?
First by drawing us away from Jesus as our source and seducing us to look to him
as our source. Satan will offer you anything you want, but his gifts, temporary
gifts, come with a price: they lead to death and destruction, misery and sorrow
and if not repented of, eventual eternal spiritual deathóHell.
Jane, you and I are in a spiritual battle, the battle ground is our souls
themselves. Satan wishes to steal this from you, to destroy you. Every time you
yield to him and his ways, a little more of you comes under his control. Pretty
soon, if not stopped and turned away from, you will lose yourself.
How do people become demon possessed? Well Hollywood shows us dramatic movies
of people asking the devil to posses them. This is one way, the direct way.
However, what most people donít know is that the primary way a person becomes
demon possessed is through sin. When we give ourselves over to the lusts of our
flesh, outside of Godís intended order like in marriage between a man and a
woman for life, this opens a
doorway to our soul and a demonic force can then enter, and believe me it will.
This is what is meant by Ecclesiastes 10:8 "He who digs a pit will fall
into it, and whoever breaks a hedge a serpent will bite him." When we
repeatedly sin, the hedge, Godís protection around us, it broken and a
serpent, a demon, can come in. Once that happens, that person finds that they
seem to no longer be able to say no to whatever it is they have given themselves
over to. Their will is now bound and they canít say no to it. This is because
when a demon possesses us, it is in that area of our wills we did not control
and gave over to sin. That demon now controls that area of our will. That is why
when a person gives themselves over to drugs, once hooked, even if they want to,
without Godís help, they canít stop. They are now in bondage not only to the
drug, but to the demon of drugs also. The same is true when we summon Satan
rather than Jesus through prayer. God says in his word that to communicate with
Satan or demons is absolutely forbidden and an abomination to God. Notice what
Godís word says on the subject:
Leviticus 20:6 "As for the person who turns to mediums and to
spiritists, to play the harlot after them, I will also set My face against that
person and will cut him off from among his people."
Leviticus 20:27 "Now a man or a woman who is a medium or a spiritist
shall surely be put to death. They shall be stoned with stones, their
bloodguiltiness is upon them."
Deuteronomy 4:19 "And beware, lest you lift up your eyes
to heaven and see the sun and the moon and the stars, all the host of heaven,
and be drawn away and worship them and serve them [astrology], those which
has allotted to all the peoples under the whole heaven."
"There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his
daughter pass through the fire, one who uses divination, one who practices
witchcraft, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, or one who casts a
spell, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. For
whoever does these things is detestable to Yehovah; and because of these
detestable things Yehovah-your-Elohim will drive them out before you. You
shall be blameless before Yehovah-your-Elohim. For those nations, which
you shall dispossess, listen to those who practice witchcraft and to diviners,
but as for you, Yehovah-your-Elohim has not allowed you to do so."
Jane, Jesusí death has paid for our sins, and when you confessed and repented
of this activity, Jesus forgave and cleansed you, but I wanted to share here
what God says in his word about the matter so you will be strengthened to never
turn to the occult again. What does God say in the New Testament about this issue? He
says the following:
Revelation 21:8 "But for the cowardly and unbelieving and abominable
and murderers and fornicating persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars,
their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the
Sorcerers are people who summon demons to do their bidding. Note what God
says to a person who does not repent, turn away from this kind of activity:
"their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which
is the second death." Jane, the more a person involves themselves in this
kind of activity, the harder it is to become freed of it, not impossible, but
very difficult, because once a person gives themselves over to this, Satan
considers that person His property and will not let that person go without a
Jane, I have written this letter to you to encourage you to not play and even
touch this activity. when someone approaches you to entice you to do this, what
you need to do is run for your life!!!!
and avoid it like a plague. If you need
an answer to something, seek Jesus and His Word. Jesus said in His word:
"And when they say to you, ĎConsult the mediums and the spiritists who
whisper and mutter,í should not a people consult their God? Should they
consult the dead on behalf of the living? To the law and to the testimony! If
they do not speak according to this word, it is because they have no dawn."
"He who is of God hears the words of God." (John 8:47)
He loves you and cares about your needs. God the father has only put his seal
"Do not work for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures
to eternal life, which the Son of Man shall give to you, for on Him God
the Father has set His seal." (John 6:27)
If you donít feel your faith is strong enough to get an answer from God,
take Your need to your Christian friends and ask them to seek the Lord for you
about the matter. We love and care about you and will go to battle in prayer for
you until we have the answer you need.
Jane, to look to any other source but Jesus for the answer to your needs is
an abomination before God. It is an abomination to Him because He knows it will
destroy you. He loves you. Through Jesusí death and shed blood, God says to
you that you have no past (Ps 103:12, Is 43:18, 1 Cor 13:5), that you are cleansed of your sins
(1 John 1:9). In Godís eyes
you are as pure as His Son Jesus because He only sees you through Jesusí blood
which makes you as pure in His eyes as Jesus is. You ARE in the center of Godís
will right now. Draw near to Jesus, seek Him for the answer to your needs. He
loves you, and avoid like a plague anyone who would lead you to do otherwise.
They are not your friend, because what they are encouraging you to do will lead
to hell. Jesus said,
"Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter by the door into the
fold of the sheep, but climbs up some other way, he is a thief and a robber....
Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep.... If
anyone enters through Me, he shall be saved and shall go in and out, and find
pasture." (John 10:1-9).
Sincerely in Jesus,
Dale P. Kruse
Christian Be Possessed?
*For More Information on These Subjects See the Following Books:
M.D. He Came To Set The Captives Free. Chino: Chick Publications,
Copyright 1986 by Rebecca Brown, M.D.
Rebecca Brown, MD. Prepare
For War. chino: Chick Publications. Copyright 1987 by Rebecca Brown.