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Basic Deliverance Training
基本驱邪术训练
基本驅邪術訓練

Mike Connell

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Basic Deliverance Training
  基本驱邪术训练
  基本驅邪術訓練

Following Jesus includes progressively walking into freedom; and the empowerment to advance the Kingdom of God.

Understand what demons are, and how they enter people and work to destroy lives; and then what Jesus has done to purchase freedom from oppression for us.

Learn about the important part we have to play in positioning ourselves to experience freedom.

Understand the anointing upon Jesus, and the impact of that anointing in our lives.

Learn about the basic doorways that demons use to enter people, and the issues of the heart that give them access.

This powerful series of teachings will give you insight to Spiritual Freedom.

跟随耶稣包括逐步走入自由和权力来推进神的国度。

了解什么是妖,以及他们如何进入人们的工作和摧毁生命;然后耶稣已经完成,从压迫自由购买我们。

了解我们有自己的定位,体验自由发挥的重要组成部分。

认识耶稣后的恩膏,那恩膏在我们生活的影响。

了解了恶魔可以用它来进入人们的门道,和心脏这给他们访问的问题。

这种强大的系列教诲会给你的洞察力与精神自由。

跟隨耶穌包括逐步走入自由和權力來推進神的國度。

了解什么是妖,以及他们如何进入人们的工作和摧毁生命;然后耶稣已经完成,从压迫自由购买我们。

了解我們有自己的定位,體驗自由發揮的重要組成部分。

認識耶穌後的恩膏,那恩膏在我們生活的影響。

了解了惡魔可以用它來進入人們的門道,和心臟這給他們訪問的問題。

這種強大的系列教誨會給你的洞察力與精神自由。

Ministering Deliverance for Leaders (1 of 8)
To advance the Kingdom, we must overcome an inferior one, that currently has dominion over people’s lives. This doesn't happen by our will power or hope, but by the power of the Holy Spirit, as we depend on Him and grow in God. To be free we need to remove the armour, or belief system, from our lives that have bound us up, so the demon or strongman can be easily cast out. Demonic strongholds creates an energy, but the Holy Spirit can energise us, to get great victory and freedom over any area of our life.

如何到部长驱邪(领导人) (1 of 8)

如何到部長驅邪(領導人) (1 of 8)

Foundations for Freedom (2 of 8)
Explore the different doors of entry into a person’s life, from generational curses to inner vows. We get freedom through the Power of the Holy Spirit, by what Jesus has won on the Cross for us. He won the total victory, which was utterly complete, covering all intentional and un-intentional sin. As you open your heart, and take ownership for your sin, rather than blame others, and then repent and release forgiveness, healing and freedom will flow into our lives.

自由的基础 (2 of 8)

自由的基礎 (2 of 8)

Bondages of the Heart (3 of 8)
Explore the issues in the heart that can hold us in bondage. Discover that ungodly soul ties, inner vows and word curses are three entry points into our lives, where we can open ourselves to bitterness, jealousy, anger, complaining, addictions, etc, which then become strongholds in our lives, that the enemy can come in and take hold of. This includes other peoples words and actions towards us. As we recognise these traits in our lives, we can take ownership of them, renouncing and releasing them from our lives in Jesus Name.

心的牢笼 (3 of 8)

心的牢籠 (3 of 8)

Legal Right of Entry (4 of 8)
Explains three main legal grounds, upon which demons can gain access to your life: generational curses; the occult; and sexual sin. The issues and bondages that come into our lives through these door ways can be broken and cast out by the power of the Holy Spirit, because we are redeemed and set free by the Cross of Jesus Christ. We need to acknowledge and identify these areas of sin; then renounce and release forgiveness as necessary; then call upon the name of Jesus, who will set your free!

法律有权进入 (4 of 8)

法律有權進入 (4 of 8)

The Two Kingdoms (5 of 8)
Humans are very unique - not only living in the natural world, but can also connect to the spiritual world. Jesus came to tell us about the Kingdom of God, which is full of light, peace and joy; but there is another Kingdom which we are all born into - the Kingdom of Darkness - which rules by tormenting people, and using sin to control them. Jesus came to set us free, by shedding his blood on the Cross. When we accept what Christ has done for us, we need to continue and allow the Holy Spirit to change our thinking, by the renewing of our mind - that we would be kind, tender hearted and loving to one another, and set free in our hearts.

两个王国 (5 of 8)

兩個王國 (5 of 8)

Traumatic Experiences (6 of 8)
Many problems we have in life come from traumatic experiences, which have often happened in early childhood: in the womb; early childhood; or during school years. These experiences tend to shut us down, and control the memory of the trauma. We do not realise that these experiences are actually controlling you: relationships; reactions; and approach to life. The effect of these traumatic experiences can only be overcome and healed through prayer; by exchanging old memory pictures with scripture memorisation; and by inviting the Holy Spirit and the truth into the situation - for total restoration in Jesus name!

创伤性经历 (6 of 8)

創傷性經歷 (6 of 8)

Called to be a Minister of the Holy Spirit (7 of 8)
We are called to pray for people, and to be a minister of the Spirit of God. Come spiritually prepared, and believe that God is with you - guide people’s attention to the Lord, not the prayer! There will be conflict before, during, and after ministry, and the battles will be within you. Believe God is with you, take risks, and reach out in prayer. Keeping your eyes on Jesus, and listening to the Holy Spirit, you will be able to minister healing and freedom, in Jesus name, to people.

我们被邀请成为圣灵部长 (7 of 8)

我們被邀請成為聖靈部長 (7 of 8)

Ministry of Jesus (8 of 8)
We learn that Jesus came to touch people's hearts, by bringing revelation of the Power of God, for: salvation; healing; deliverance. Jesus made it clear we would have difficulties and problems, but He has overcome all evil with good - on the Cross, and through His ministry to us. As we face the reality that we are hurting and suffering, and allow the Lord to help us repent and forgive, He will always respond. God is committed to our character and growth, not our comfort.

耶稣的部 (8 of 8)

耶穌的部 (8 of 8)

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To advance the Kingdom, we must overcome an inferior one, that currently has dominion over people’s lives. This doesn't happen by our will power or hope, but by the power of the Holy Spirit, as we depend on Him and grow in God. To be free we need to remove the armour, or belief system, from our lives that have bound us up, so the demon or strongman can be easily cast out. Demonic strongholds creates an energy, but the Holy Spirit can energise us, to get great victory and freedom over any area of our life.

Ministering Deliverance for Leaders (1 of 8)

Introduction:

I have with me one of my daughters, her name is Joanna. My wife sends her love - she’s at home looking after Jo’s children. She’s being a good Nana with the three little boys. For those of you who don’t know us, we have 7 children and 20 grandchildren - very big family, very blessed!

It’s so wonderful to be with you; to have a chance to share with you, to pray with you, and to minister to you. We really love coming to this church. For us, this has been the doorway to Taiwan. It’s been the connection with Pastor Jonathan and Euan, and made the way for us to come to Taiwan. We’ve been coming two or three times a year now, for probably ten years; and seen thousands upon thousands of lives transformed. So, I really want to honour Euan and Jonathan for making room for us to come to this nation, because it was their invitation that made it possible for us to build a connection and some wonderful relationships in this nation.

God has given us incredible favour and we’ve been able to minister to pastors and leaders across the nation, to minister to churches, and privately, to some of the most influential people in your nation. I’ve been able to go to people that others would have no access to; and see God move in their private homes and touch them. We just love Taiwan. I love coming here, and feel a great affinity with Chinese people.

When we first came here, we had the most enormous spiritual conflicts that I have faced in ministry. Every day, the interpreter would get sick; day after day, a new interpreter. I’d say: “Hey, what happened to the last one?” “Oh, sick.” I never see them again. Finally at the end of the first week, I got very sick. It’s quite embarrassing when you come to bring the power of God to people, and you’re sick - I just had to push through what was actually just demonic resistance. I think about the first three or four visits, I would get sick each time, and so would the people around me. Then we just broke through it completely; and there has never been any trouble ever since.

Sometimes in our ministry, the resistance we face, we find, is very real. We just have to have the courage to stand up and face it, and push through, so I just determined that I would not back down. In my first week of ministry here, I think about day 4 or 5, I got so sick I couldn’t even speak. I remember waking up with no voice; and saying: “God, I did not come here to be sick. I came here to help.” So, I just kept quiet all day, and when it came to the meeting at night, immediately I had my voice. I finished speaking - no voice; and then there’s hundreds of people to pray for. I said: “Lord, I will not back down. Help me.” He showed me a key to releasing the power of God without me having to speak. So, we’re always learning all the time; and I hope to be able to share with you things that will really help you.

Main Message:

Our theme then, is deliverance and ministering deliverance. Since all of you have had some foundations in this area, I want to do more focus on removing demonic houses. I want to go past just the casting the demons out, to looking at the structures demons live in.

Just as a way of leading into that, we’ll just look at something Jesus taught on deliverance. We’ll look at Matthew 12:28. In verse 28, Jesus said: “But if I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, surely the kingdom of God has come upon you.”

Jesus is teaching about deliverance; and He brings out several things.

1.) Deliverance is a manifestation of the kingdom. So, it’s the kingdom of heaven coming into the Earth. It’s the authority of Jesus establishing itself in someone’s life. It’s an advancement of God’s kingdom, by overthrowing the demonic kingdoms. So, deliverance is a manifestation of the kingdom of God. Jesus said to pray for the kingdom to come. So, when you are doing deliverance, it is really kingdoms in conflict. It is a superior kingdom, and King, displacing an inferior one.

2.) Secondly, the power to make this happen is the Spirit of God. You can’t do this work except by the Spirit of God. It requires the anointing and power of the Holy Spirit; and for that to happen, it requires a person to exercise faith. So, one of the things I want to do with you, is to share about working with the Holy Spirit; because deliverance is not about methods. It’s helpful to have a process, or a way of approaching deliverance, but we should not depend on it. We should depend on the Holy Spirit to help us. You can’t do the deliverance work without the Holy Spirit, so your own relationship with the Holy Spirit is vital. “If I, by the Spirit of God, cast out the demons”, so the power that you need working through you, is the anointing of the Holy Spirit; and that comes by faith. We need to learn how to listen to, and respond to, and work with, the Holy Spirit. So, constantly in your ministry, you need to be listening to the Holy Spirit. We’ll talk a little more about that later on.

3.) You notice the next thing He teaches here, “If I cast out demons”. So, deliverance requires a person to confront the spirit. You can’t just pray for God to do it. You yourself need to confront the spirit. “If I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you”. So, we see now, in the dynamic of doing deliverance, it requires the person to work with the Holy Spirit, to exercise faith, speak and directly confront the demon; and when the Spirit of God works with them, then the kingdom of God becomes established. So, when we’re doing deliverance, we need to be sensitive to, and working with, the Holy Spirit. We’ll talk a little more about that in another session. We’re just giving some foundations now.

Now, look over to verse 43-45, Jesus said: “When an unclean spirit goes out of a man, he goes through dry places, seeking rest, but finds none. Then he says: ‘I will return to my house from which I came.’ And when he comes, he finds it empty, swept, and put in order. Then he goes and takes with him seven other spirits more wicked than himself, they enter and dwell there; and the last state of that man is worse than the first.”

Notice some things that Jesus speaks here. What He is sharing is extremely important, because He’s helping us to understand the invisible spirit world; and He also identifies a problem with deliverance. The issue that He identifies is the one we want to focus on: “When an unclean spirit goes out of a man, he goes through the dry places”, or: “he walks through dry places”. Jesus is describing what happens after the person is delivered; and this is of concern for you as a small group leader or a cell group leader: what happens to the person after they’ve been set free. We need to understand that there’s a spiritual dynamic happens after deliverance; and the problem is: so many people focus on doing deliverance, that they miss the bigger picture.

Casting out the demons is only a part of the work; our main work is to disciple people to follow Christ. Deliverance is about removing the spiritual forces that hinder the person; but we have to do more than just remove the demon, and here’s why. Jesus said: “When the unclean spirit goes out of a man”. So, in other words, after deliverance, the spirit is forced out of the person. The question is raised, well what happens to the demon?

Firstly, we notice that it walks. Demons are low-level spiritual beings. They’re quite limited and confined in their activities. When someone exercises deliverance, the demons are literally forced out. Then, they walk through dry places, or in other words: they move to where there is no anointing of the Holy Spirit. They rapidly exit; but they seek rest. Evil spirits constantly seek somewhere to live. They seek a dwelling place. They’re not looking to lie down; they want to gain access to some place they feel at home in. So, the demon is looking for another spiritual home. Evil spirits constantly seek to find a person to get into, so they can express their nature - that is their goal. They want to enter; and then once they’ve entered, to increase their hold and destruction in the person’s life.

You notice it’s seeking someone to get into. When it can’t find someone to get into, it plans to return. You notice an evil spirit has personality. It’s a spirit being, with a mind to think, and an ability to make decisions. It has the ability to speak and communicate. So it’s an invisible spirit being, with an ability to think, to plan, to speak. It’s like you’re dealing with a hostile spirit being. Notice what he says: I will return to my house, out of which I’ve come. The spirit can remember the person they came out of; and the demon is a legalist – notice what he says – ‘my house’. He claims the person, to have a right to enter them - so evil spirits look for a legal right to establish entry to a person. We’ll come back to that and develop that shortly.

So, the demon looks at this man, and said: “This is my house.” Now, the Bible tells us that: our body is the temple of the Spirit. We are redeemed by the blood of Jesus Christ, we belong to Him. So your body is the house you live in; and you invite the Holy Spirit to come in. So your house becomes a temple of the Holy Spirit. Evil spirits look at people and say: ‘that’s my house.’ In other words, they claim legal grounds to enter.

Notice what it says: “When he comes, he finds it swept and put in order”. So, an evil spirit can locate the person they came out of. You can imagine from the realm of the spirit, that they can identify people. If I cast a demon out of him, and the demon moves a long way, it remembers who it came out of, and can relocate him again.

You say, ‘well, why can’t we just cast him into hell?’ There’s absolutely no scripture that indicates we are able to do that. In fact, there are many demons that are bound in hell, and they will be released in the last days. The Bible also tells us, that at the end time, Jesus will confine the demons into hell. Until then, they are Earth-bound spirits that look for people to gain access and destroy.

Notice the next thing: the demon can assess your spiritual condition. He finds it empty, swept, put in order. The word ‘empty’ means on holiday, loitering, not productive. The word ‘ordered’ means literally, to look good on the outside. Here’s a disturbing thing to realise: when we look at people, we only see the house they live in. It’s like a veil that covers the person. The Bible tells us that he is a spirit being, with a soul, living in this house.

So, the spirit sees us differently. When we look at a person, we just see the outside; when a demon looks at the person, he sees the inner man. When we look at a person, the body seems solid; when a demon looks at a person, this is just water vapour, and he sees the real person inside - and your spiritual condition is visible! From the spirit-world point of view, the real man is visible; and the evil spirit can assess the person’s condition.

I was doing deliverance one time, and I had a man come with me. It was quite a difficult deliverance, and the demon manifested strongly, and began to threaten me. I stood up against it, and then it did an unusual thing. The man turned or backed away from me, and he turned and looked at the man who’d come with me; and I saw him look, and then he laughed; and then he began to talk about the things happening in this man’s life. He uncovered what he could see! The man got very embarrassed, went very red in the face; and I said: “You’re not able to do this ministry. You haven’t established your authority properly.”

It was quite a shock for me to realise that the demon could recognise the person’s condition. If we’re going to maintain deliverance, and move the person into freedom, we must ensure that the root issues are dealt with, and the demon has no grounds to re-enter.

You notice it says in verse 45: “He goes and brings with him seven other spirits more wicked, they enter in, and the man’s state is worse than when he began.” In other words, evil spirits can communicate with one another, and they work together to increase the bondage in the person’s life.

So, here is a conclusion we reach, when we look at that passage: it’s not enough just to cast the demon out; we must deal with the root issues in the person’s life, and they must become established in their walk with God. In other words, they can’t remain just passive, idle; they need to be now active in their spiritual life.

There’s an interesting scripture, where Jesus poses a question; and it says in Ephesians 4:28 – “Let him who stole, steal no longer; but rather let him labour, working with his hands what is good, that he may have something to give him who has need.” So, this is what Jesus is saying: it’s not enough for the thief to stop stealing; he needs to have a change, where he becomes willing to work, and to give. “Let him that stole, stop stealing; rather, work and give.” You notice for the thief, his freedom comes not when he stops stealing; but when he’s giving. Stop lying; but rather, speak the truth and love to one another.

So, it’s not enough to just deal with or confront the negative, the person must move their life to starting to embrace kingdom life. Another way of putting it: there’s no neutral position. We know we’ve passed from death to life, when we love. A clear teaching in this is: once we’ve cast the demons out, the person needs to be established so they’re walking with the Holy Spirit - that there’s real change in their life.

Let’s have a look in Luke 11, and Jesus is again talking about deliverance. Luke 11:20 – “But if I cast out demons with the finger of God, surely the kingdom of God has come upon you.” Now, notice what he says in verse 21-22: “When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own palace, his goods are in peace. But when a stronger than he comes upon him and overcomes him, he takes from him all his armour in which he trusted, and divides his spoils.”

So, in this, the context is deliverance. Jesus identifies some things: 1.) A strong man. 2.) Armour. He says : if you want a person to be free, remove the armour. The strong man is a demonic spirit, who prevails over an area of a person’s life. It could be, for example, a stronghold of rejection. The person’s life is dominated by feelings and thoughts of rejection. At some point in their life, a stronghold was established. A stronghold is a mind-set. It’s a way of thinking, and it’s resistant to truth. So, when a person, for example, has got a deep root of rejection in their life, it is a stronghold. It’s a way of thinking about life; and every interaction with life, the person interprets it through the stronghold.

I’ll give you an example – suppose two people are standing talking, and the pastor walks into the church. He’s very busy, preoccupied, thinking about the next thing he must do. The two people say – “Hello pastor”; but he doesn’t hear them, and he just carries on. One of them thinks: “Oh, he’s busy, I’ll catch him later.” The other one thinks: “He doesn’t like me. This man doesn’t like me. I knew it! He doesn’t like me. He’s got something against me.” All through the service, they’re all stewed-up. The more they think about it, the angrier they get; and the whole worship service is ruined for them, because they can’t get it out of their mind – “the pastor rejected me today.”

Now, you notice that both men had the same experience, but each interpreted their experience differently. One had no root of rejection – “He obviously didn’t hear me, he’s busy. It’s ok, I’ll catch him again.” The other one – “He didn’t want to hear me.” The other one, same experience, but when you ask the question: “what does that mean?”, “It means he doesn’t like me. I knew he didn’t like me!” So, the person’s emotions get stirred up, the stronghold gets stirred up; and the demon constantly torments them.

What Jesus is saying, is that the spirit of rejection is the “strong man” exerting influence on his life. The “armour” is what conceals him, or protects him from being cast out. The armour is the root systems of bondage in the person’s life. The key way that demons gain access, is through deception. The person believes the lie, and the demon hides behind the lie.

So, if the person has a root of rejection, there may be a spirit of rejection, but there’s also a lie; and there’s also some emotional pain; and there may be some experience they had where it has come in. What Jesus essentially is saying is this: remove the structures that the demon lives in, and you can easily get it out. Remove the armour, or the defence system of the demon, and it’s easy to deal with it.

So in our ministry, we should not just focus on casting the demon out; but work with the person to find out the structures that the demon lives in. Remove the demonic house, and there’s nowhere for the demon to take hold. Remove the demonic house, and there’s nowhere for the demon to grip on, and so it has no place to come back in again. So, if you cast out a demon of rejection, but the person still believes the lie (I’m unloved and unwanted), then after a few negative experiences, soon the demon will come back in again. So, deliverance is not just casting out demons; it involves us ministering to the person, and dealing with the strongholds that allow the demon to sit there.

To do that, we need to identify what they are, and how they work. So, in ministering to people, we want to find out what are some of the structures the demon used, to occupy and hold them in bondage. That raises the question then: “how do demons gain entrance to people’s lives?” Now different deliverance ministries approach this in different ways. Some don’t even look at the root systems, but I think this is a mistake, because once the demon has gone out, it will come back in again. So, different ministries have different ways of looking at it; but in the end, it will come down to the same things.

So, number one group is legal rights. Legal rights mean sin. I’ll just list these 3 things, and then we’ll come back to them later. 1.) Legal rights. A legal right means the demon has a right, under spiritual law, to occupy the person. It has authority to be able to go there; and that authority has been given to them because the person sinned. For example, in Ephesians 4:27 “Give no door or room for the devil. Give no foothold to the demon.” The word ‘door’ or ‘foothold’ is the Greek word ‘topos’ meaning: a legal ground. So, don’t give a legal ground for an evil spirit to enter. We’ll explain what some of those are later. A major door that demons use, are legal rights.

When we walk in God’s order or guidelines, or when we walk in the law of God, we live under blessing. When we break the law of God, there are consequences. We reap what we’ve sown, and demonic spirits have legal right to access. A little later we’ll demonstrate that Jesus, at the cross, dealt with legal rights; and when you are ministering to people, you need to deal with the legal rights, and remove all grounds for the demon to be there - it’s quite simple to do.

A second major doorway is the area of traumatic experiences - trauma, or traumatic experiences. A trauma is an emotionally painful or shocking experience. It could be an accident, it could be a frightening experience, or it could be a long period of stress. So, a trauma has an emotional and physical impact in a person’s life; and demons use it to ride into the person’s life. Sometimes when you are trying to help a person, you’ll find there’s a traumatic experience with pictures and memories, and the demon is locked in on that.

Then a third major area is personal reactions to trauma and pain. When a person is hurt, they usually react, and try to control the pain. They try to control their life; and in attempting to control their life, often they create legal grounds for demons to come in.

So my experience in working with people indicates that all of these are connected. Legal rights, trauma, reactions. When we’re working with a person, working with a problem in their life, we need to be thinking of: the legal rights; the traumatic experiences; and the internal reactions. We’ll talk a bit more about these, and then I’ll give you a step-by-step way you’d look at a person’s problem, to try and analyse what the issues are.

Now, when demons get into a person, they create a number of problems inside them; and they tend to affect different areas of a person’s life. These are the areas that get affected:

1.) They may experience spiritual manifestations. So, if a person has got, for example, bad dreams, tormenting nightmares, spiritual manifestations that are obviously wrong, you know it’s occultic, or there’s a spiritual root.

2.) Evil spirits also affect the mind, the thought life, with thoughts that keep prevailing.

3.) Evil spirits affect the emotions, with emotions that rise up, that can’t seem to be managed.

4.) Evil spirits affect the body, with sicknesses that don’t seem to be able to respond.

5.) Evil spirits affect a person’s life, with cycles or patterns of failure.

Now, how does this work in a person’s life? I want to just explain, and help you understand the dynamic of it. We’ll just look at just a few scriptures; and we’ll start off first of all with Ephesians 3:20. The working or operation of demonic spirits in strongholds creates energy inside people; but the Holy Spirit also creates energy in us.

Let me just give an example – here’s an example. When a person gets angry, you feel angry. It’s like this enormous energy inside you; and it’s a negative energy. When a person is depressed, they feel this pressure and energy around their life which is quite negative. When a person is being tempted to sexual sin, they feel this passion of energy inside them. I want to show you just two sides of the coin here.

The first one, we find in Ephesians 2:1-2. It says: “And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, 2 in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience”. Notice what it says here – spirits work in people. The word ‘work’ is the greek word ‘energaio’, from which we get the word ‘energise’. So, when a demonic spirit is inside a person, it releases strong negative energy into them; strong spiritual pressure. Demonic spirits release a strong energy into people. It pressures them. It pushes on them; pushes on their mind, pushes on their emotions, pushes on their will. So, when a demonic spirit is operating, there’s literally a flow of energy.

Now, have a look in Romans 7:5 – “For when we were in the flesh, the sinful passions which were aroused by the law were at work in our members to bear fruit to death.” Notice how it says ‘something at work inside us’. Sin works in people. The word ‘work’ means ‘energise’. So, evil spirits energise people. Bring pressure, negative energy into their life; but sin also does the same thing. So, sin, when sin is working in a person, it creates negative energy in them. You notice, in trying to describe the spiritual effect of sin and demons, it uses the word ‘energise’.

When demons are operating, or sin is operating, the person experiences strong pressure and energy flow inside them that’s very negative. You can’t overcome it by willpower, because it’s a spiritual energy. Sin releases spiritual energy in us. It’s something living inside a person. It’s something that works in you, constantly demanding more and more. Demonic spirits release negative energy, it works in people. When a person is under the influence of sin, and demonic spirits, there’s this massive spiritual energy pressuring their life. So, if we’re going to deal with the demonic, we need to remove the sin, and remove all of that negative energy.

Now, look back in Ephesians 3 again, and we’ll read down to verse 20 – “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us”. Now its saying: for a believer, there is a power also, that works in us for good. It’s the same word – ‘energise’. The power that works in us is the power of the Holy Ghost. In other words, one work of the Holy Spirit is: to energise our life; to impart in us strength to overcome.

Notice what Paul’s prayer is, in verse 16 – “to be strengthened with might in the inner man through His Spirit”. So, it must be possible there, for us to be strengthened with might, in the inner man, by the Holy Ghost. The word ‘strength’ means: ‘greatly increase in vigour’. Strengthen with might - that’s the word ‘dunamis’ – ‘miracle power’. So, what he’s saying in here is this: that even though sin creates negative energy that leads to isolation from God; and even though demons create negative energy; we have something else that energises us for good! It’s the power of the Holy Spirit! So the Spirit of God can energise us, to get great victory over any area in our life.

Look what it says in 1 Thessalonians 2, we read in verse 13: “For this reason we also thank God without ceasing, because when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you welcomed it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which also effectively works in you who believe.” There’s that word again – ‘work’. The word of God can energise your life! The word of God can greatly energise your life. We see now, that there are sources of negative energy – sin and demonic spirits; and there are sources of energy for victory – it’s the power of the Holy Spirit and the word of God.

So if I’m going to help someone come into freedom, I need to remove the sources of negative energy, deal with the issues of sin and the trauma, remove the demonic spirits; but willpower alone is not enough to walk in victory. It’s not enough just to exercise willpower. So often, what we tend to try and do, is we try to get people: “oh, stop doing that. Do this, do this, do this.”

What is needed is: the person needs to be energised with life. They need to know how to activate, and be strengthened, in their inner man; and they need to know how to be energised by the word of God. So whereas their lives were characterised by defeat; now their lives become characterised by the power of God, and the word of God. I always ask this kind of question: “How do you get the word of God to energise you?” The Bible says that’s what it does; but how can my life be energised by the word of God? How can my life be energised by the Holy Ghost?

So it’s not a matter of just dealing with the negatives; you want to bring people into life. Don’t think just of deliverance as: ‘we cast out the demon’. Think of it as: ‘we move them out of a place of negative life flow, into a place of life in God’. The casting out of the demon is just one part of that. In bringing the person into freedom, my goal is to uncover what is creating negative energy in it, and confront it; and then lead them into a life where the power of God is flowing, where they are energised with the life of God; and we want to know how to do that. How to identify and remove the roots; and then how to bring people into a place of life?

When people are in a place where they are energised by the Holy Spirit; this is what the Bible says: “the law of the Spirit of life in Christ sets me free from the law of sin and death”. In other words, I need to be in a life flow in God; not just trying to cast my demons out. I need to transition out of being in bondage and darkness, and come into a place of life and strength. So, this is the process called discipleship – moving people into a place where their life is vibrant in God.

You’ll find when you’re working with people, usually they just want you to take away the pain, to fix them up; but our goal is to bring them into life in Christ. When there’s life in Christ, there’s a flow of the power of God.

[Student is invited to come forward for a prayer demonstration]

“Come, come.” We’ll just finish with this. “Look this way. I want you to just put your hand out, towards me. That’s right. Take my hand. I need someone behind her right now.” Now, God wants us to be able to bring his life to others. It should not be hard. It should be very easy. “You just close your eyes right now, and just in a moment the presence of God will come on you. Thank you Lord, for your presence coming right now, the Presence of God.”

In other words, don’t just try to fix a problem; bring them to the source of life. Don’t just try and get rid of demons, bring people into a place of life in Christ; and we’ll show you some ways of doing that.

“Just come. Come. Just take my hand. Close your eyes. Just open your heart to receive; and let the presence of God just touch you like that.” So, we believe for God’s presence to come. We’re called to carry the presence of God. So, have a vision for people carrying the presence of God, rather than living under demons. We’re often so negative in the way we think about things. So, we think – “oh, demons. Got to fix them up”; but think that people are made for God’s Spirit. So, we want them to be carriers of the presence of God; to have a life that God fills. So where before they were under demonic influence, now they’re under the influence of the Holy Spirit. The presence of God is touching them.

“Come. Close your eyes. Holy Spirit come on her; come on her right now; and we can just open ourselves to the presence of God.” I always want to know how does this happen? How do you build then, a life that God lives strongly in? It can’t be hard, it must be easy. I want to help you in that part of it as well. So, what are the things we look for that we need to confront? How do we deal with them? How do we begin to build people’s life in God, so they move from being demonised to being filled in Spirit and power?

If you only think of deliverance as casting out the demons, you’ll be happy to chase the demons; but if we think that God’s heart is concerned about getting people filled with the Spirit, then our desire is not just to confront the demons. It’s to move people in their life in what they experience. Amen.



Foundations for Freedom (2 of 8)  

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Explore the different doors of entry into a person’s life, from generational curses to inner vows. We get freedom through the Power of the Holy Spirit, by what Jesus has won on the Cross for us. He won the total victory, which was utterly complete, covering all intentional and un-intentional sin. As you open your heart, and take ownership for your sin, rather than blame others, and then repent and release forgiveness, healing and freedom will flow into our lives.

Foundations for Freedom (2 of 8)

We want to look now at some of the doors of entry for evil spirits; common ways that spirits enter people; and what to do about dealing with them. If we just try to confront spirits, and we don’t deal with the root issues, you’ll find that it’s very difficult to get them free, and then they tend not to stay free. So, we want to look then at just some of the ways that spirits would enter a person’s life. Some of these, you will be aware of; there may be some new ones. We’ll look at each one, and then look at what you would need to do to deal with that specific issue.

We looked at three main areas: 1.) Legal rights – we’re going to look at legal rights. So, we want to understand: what does this mean; what are some examples of doorways that spirits use; and then how do we demolish that legal right.

Before I go into the list of that, I want to look at what Jesus did for us on the cross. We’re just going to look at 3 areas of scripture, and we’ll see the extent of Jesus’ work on the cross, and realise that He addressed every area that we need to deal with. Then, when we look at each specific area of ministry, we will look at how you would address the problem. Before we go to the doorways, we’re looking at foundations for freedom.

First of all, we look in Colossians 2:13-15: “ And you, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses, having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it.”

We see here what Jesus has done on the cross. It says: He forgave us ALL our trespasses. A trespass is an intentional breaking the law of God. So, Jesus has forgiven ALL our trespasses; and it says: “He wiped out the list of requirements against us, contrary to us, took it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.” Jesus completely removed something that was written against us. In other words, every law of God that you broke - whether you knew it or didn’t know it, every possible violation of God’s law that has been listed and recorded against you. Sometimes it’s hard for us to understand that everything is recorded.

In the Old Testament, deliberate breaking of the law had an offering required. Also, if we sin through ignorance, there was still an offering required. Can you imagine someone and they’re watching your life; and the angel has a big role in recording every breaking of the law. For some of you, he’s writing very fast, it’s a very big roll! It’s a hard-working angel writing down all these things. The Bible says: Jesus took the whole roll. It says: He took it to the cross.

So, everything the devil could say to you: ‘Hey, you did this. Oh, you did that’. Every kind of accusation he could make, he just points to the scroll – “See. On this day, at this time you did this.” Every possible error, mistake you’ve made. Jesus took it all to the cross. Notice what it says: when He took it to the cross, He forgave all the trespasses. Forgive means: release the debt. The devil says: you sinned, you must pay. Jesus took it to the cross - release! Every person released!

Then it says: “Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them”. So, when Jesus took our sin to the cross, He’s removing the weapons the devil has against you. He’s removing, and taking away, all his weapons. We see in Colossians 2 - every possible sin, every possible legal right the devil has for you, Jesus took it to the cross, shed His blood, in order that that can be broken.

Remember we saw the scripture in Luke 11 – “Remove the armour. Remove the sin.” We must confront the sin issues. God has a remedy for sin. If you say: “Oh, it’s just my weakness, you know.” Oh, ok - it’s not sin then, it’s not going to go to the cross. However, if we acknowledge sin, we bring it to the cross. 1 John 1:9 – “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” We notice what Jesus has done. At the cross He took all our trespasses. So, if a person is demonised, and the cause is sin - take the sin to the cross. People just want you to pray for them. We must bring the truth to them, and point them to God’s solution.

The second scripture’s found in Galatians 3:13-14 – “Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”), that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.” You notice now that the issue of curses are addressed. These two verses talks about blessings and cursings.

Let’s have a look at blessing. “The blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ, we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith”. A blessing are: words spoken that bring power. Notice that blessing means: receiving the Holy Spirit. To be blessed, is to receive an impartation of the Holy Spirit, enables us to go forward in life. So, the blessed life is empowered by the Holy Spirit. A blessed life is living in the flow of God’s spirit.

It says in verse 13 – “Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law”. Cursings are words spoken that have spiritual power behind them, spiritual power that’s destructive. The power behind a curse is an evil spirit. So, it says that Jesus became a curse for us. There is a little known verse in the Old Testament that says that everyone who goes to death on a tree is a cursed person. This was written hundreds of years before the Romans invented crucifixion. So, when the Romans put Jesus to death by crucifixion, the very method of death that they chose meant all curses of humanity fell on Him – all generational curses, the curses of God’s laws being broken, all the curses of Deuteronomy 27, all of those curses were broken at the cross. Christ redeemed us. In other words, He paid the full price. It is a legal price. He paid the price to ransom us away from the captor.

So, when you are dealing with people, if there’re cursings resting on their life, whether they are generational or other kinds of cursing, the blood of Jesus shed at Calvary is the remedy. We must bring curses to the cross, where their power is broken. So, every time you face someone who has a cursing around their life, there is a process of bringing that cursing to the cross, where its power is broken, and release of the Holy Spirit and blessing comes. When we are ministering in the area of cursings, we would expect deliverance from evil spirits, and a release of the presence of the Holy Spirit. We’ll show you what to do with those a little later.

Let’s have a look at Isaiah 53. These are good scriptures to know and to memorise. There is a legal ground for us to be set free. If evil spirits use legal grounds to enter us, then God removes the legal grounds to free us. So, when you are ministering to someone, remove the legal grounds; and the evil spirit has no room to remain there. Let’s have a look in Isaiah 53:3, and I want you to notice as we read these 3 verses, I want you to read the scope of Jesus’ work on the cross.

“He is despised and rejected by men, a Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him; He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.” Here it is – “Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows”. Grief means to be weak, sick, diseased, to be afflicted. Sorrow means mental and emotional pain. So, He bore our griefs and our sorrows. Verse 5 – “He was wounded for our transgressions; He was bruised for our iniquities”. Transgression is an intentional breaking of God’s law. Iniquity is the crookedness inside us that bends us towards sin. Iniquity is the twist towards sin. So, He was wounded for our transgressions, bruised for our iniquity. “The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned, every one, to his own way; and the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.”

So, we see here, in the 3 scriptures we’ve read, at the cross, Jesus dealt with our sins and transgressions. He dealt with all curses that are against us, He dealt with our griefs and sorrows, our traumas and painful experiences we’ve had, and He dealt with our iniquities, the crookedness in us that leads us away from God. So, Jesus made full reconciliation for us.

Our part is then: how do we apply this? You remember in the Old Testament they had to apply the blood. It wasn’t enough that the blood was shed; the blood had to be applied (to the door). So, always, we have to apply what God has done. In other words, there’s a faith action people must take, to apply the work of Christ to their life. So, when you are working with people, there is a part you play; and a part they play. They have a part in their own freedom.

For example, when you consider salvation - Jesus died on the cross for people to be saved, for every person to be saved. So legally, every person can be saved; but for salvation to manifest in their life, there’s something they must do - they must repent and believe. So, there’s always something people must do, to position themselves for God to work. Our role is to work with people to bring them to a place where they apply what Jesus has done to their life - first to get free; second to stay free. They need to apply what God has done for them. It requires faith. So, there’s always the foundation you must lay in a person’s life for them to be free.

I found the most common reasons people are not freed, or don’t stay free, is that the roots have never been pulled out of their life, or the person hasn’t cooperated in the process. So, we will now look then at the foundations for freedom; and we looked at what Jesus has done. However, every person also has a part to play. They have something that they must do.

I will give you a list of the things that people must do. Number 1, a person must recognise and take responsibility for their life and their failures. It’s very common for people to want to blame someone. It’s common for people to want to make excuses; but a core part of a person getting set free, is taking responsibility for their own sin, and their own failure.

For example, in Proverbs 28:13 – “He who covers his sins will not prosper, but whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy.” So, if we conceal our responsibility for our life - usually people do that by blaming someone else, or minimising it, or just denying there’s a problem. So, if we deny or minimise or blame someone else, this is frustrating the work of God to set them free. If you’re working with someone, and they won’t own up and take responsibility, you can’t go any further. If a person doesn’t recognise what their part in this is, they won’t actually get free. I find this very common; the biggest challenge is to help people see the truth, because often people cover it or bury it or pretend it isn’t as bad as it seems.

I had one woman I was praying for recently, and she was struggling because she could not get pregnant. She wanted a family, and I talked with her and listened to her story. I said to her: “You have a family already. You have 4 children, but you took the life of each of your children. The children are in heaven now. They’re real people. They have a name. What you have done, is created the problem you have now, where you can’t conceive.” So, it was quite difficult for her to come to face the reality, that her inability to have children now, is because she’d had 4 abortions.

I said: “If we’re going to pray for you to be healed and have children, you have to face the reason why you’re in this condition. You have 4 children in heaven, whose lives were cut short by your hand; and Jesus knows them all. You need to come to Him, He has forgiven you, you need to reach out to Him and receive that forgiveness. Then, we can pray for you, that the results of the sin can be healed.” She preferred to be healed without dealing with the reason why she was like this. So, I said “You need to come to forgiveness, first of all, and to acknowledge the children you have, and what you did.” So, God touched her very deeply, and she named each of her children. So, the first challenge in working with people is to find out what the roots of the problem, and bring people to the place of recognising and being responsible.

You’ll see this in 2 Timothy 2. It says in 2 Timothy 2:24 – “And a servant of the Lord must not quarrel, but be gentle to all, able to teach, patient, in humility correcting those who are in opposition, if God perhaps will grant them repentance, so that they may know the truth, and that they may come to their senses and escape the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him to do his will.” You notice in this verse, you see a person who is taken captive. In other words, there’s someone who has gotten influence over their life, and they’re acting against their will, they’re doing things according to what the devil wants them to do. There’s a need to get out of that snare, or out of that trap.

You notice that the key to getting out is the person has a truth encounter. You share with them the truth. If they acknowledge the truth and come to repentance, then they can escape the snare of the devil. Notice it says in verse 26 “they may come to their senses”. The word literally means “to sober up again”. So, when you share the truth with the person, often there’s a conflict for the person to come to admit that’s what’s happened; that’s when they can come free. As you are working with people, you may find that there’s almost like a conflict going on, like confusion in their mind, until they acknowledge the truth. You notice that acknowledging the truth and repenting, precedes getting out of the snare.

In our process of working with people, we will ask questions to diagnose the problem, present people with the truth, and then show them the journey out of their problem; then confront them with power. Does it make sense? We spend time asking the questions, diagnose the problem to its roots, and help them see the truth. If they’ll acknowledge the truth, and come to the place of repentance, you can set them free. If they don’t acknowledge the truth, or are unwilling to repent, they don’t get free; or if you get them free, they don’t stay free. So, always in our ministry, it’s a ministry of the truth, and then the power.

As I was talking with this woman, and she was a leader of some years, she was very distressed at not being able to have a child. When I said ‘You have 4 children’, you could almost feel like this fog of confusion around her. I had to be quite slow and clear in trying to help her see the truth, because she had believed a lie: this is just something I got rid of, it’s solved a problem in my life; but I had to get her to understand ‘Actually, you have 4 children. They live in heaven’. The reason you have the problem, is because you’ve taken their lives. Of course, she had all the reasons why she had to do this, and how she buried all of the pain related to it.

I said: “We can’t proceed for freedom, until you face the reality. This is what the Bible says about this situation.” You could feel the confusion around her mind, and then suddenly you could see it come clear, and she realised what she’d done. Then, she began to grieve over what she had done; and then we’re in a place to pray and minister to her, because she’d acknowledged the truth and come to a place of repentance. So, always in our ministry, it follows kind of like a process of diagnosing the problem, find the roots, and bring the person to be responsible for what they’ve done. At first she was very bitterly blaming people. I said to her: “While you blame people, you remain a victim. You can’t be free, if you blame someone else. If you blame someone else, then you are giving them the power for the situation. If you take responsibility, you are now becoming empowered.”

So, the first area that you will strike or work with people is, they must recognise and be responsible for their sin. Once a person has recognised and taken ownership, then something can happen. I had one woman that I prayed for, well I was going to pray for, I was asked to pray for her; and she said: “I’ve got this man who wants to marry me. What should I do?” That’s always a trick question! So I said: “Tell me about your situation.” She said: “Oh, well I was going with him for quite a while, about 3 or 4 years, and then we broke up. I went with another man, I had a child to him and now we’re broken up too. So, now this man wants to marry me.” I said: “Can you tell me why you broke up?” She said: “He was unfaithful to me 3 times.” I said: “Sounds like a good reason to break up. Maybe after number 1 would be better. Is he a Christian?” “No he’s not a Christian.”

I said: “I don’t think we should keep talking. The answer’s very obvious. He’s been unfaithful 3 times, he’s had no change in his heart - he’s going to keep doing the same.” But I could tell she wasn’t listening, because what she wanted is to marry this man. I said: “By the way, tell me about your own family. Tell me about your father.” “Oh, I don’t see my father.” “Why is that?” “Well, our family broke up when I was 13; and he lives somewhere else now.” I said: “Out of interest, why did it break up?” “Oh, he was unfaithful.” “Just out of interest, how many times?” “Oh, 3 times.”

Now, it was quite unusual that that came out like that. I said: “You have bitter roots against your father, and judgements against him, you have never dealt with. This is why you are attracted to the same kind of man, and are blind to what he’s really like. So, this relationship is a disaster. You need to deal with the bitter roots in your heart against your father.” To my surprise, she said that she couldn’t see it. Actually, she didn’t want to see it. She just wanted to marry this man. So, I said: “I’m sorry. I can’t help you. You won’t face the truth, that you have deep bitterness and demonic spirits inside you.”

So, when working with people, the first part is the diagnosis and establishing what the problems are. Help the person to see their part in it. Then there are some steps out of it.

1.) Recognise and take responsibility.

2.) Repentance and confession of sin. It’s crucial if a person’s to come free, that the sin issue is dealt with. If sin creates the legal rights, sin has to be removed; and it’s removed by repentance and confession. 1 John 1:9 – “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” So, we need to deal with sin. People need to repent and deal with this issue of sin. Repent means turning away from it. Sin leads to death. Turning away from it leads to life. Many times, if you find deliverance difficult, it’s because the person has not really repented.

3.) The person must release forgiveness. Mark 11:25 – “And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him; that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses.” Forgiveness is another major reason why people are not free.

Unforgiveness keeps the person’s soul bound to the demonic spirits, and whatever’s been done against them. When a person is holding unforgiveness, they usually have resentment and anger in their heart because some injustice has been done, something’s been taken from them. It may be real or it may be imagined, but unforgiveness is a debt they must pay. It’s a demand: you owe me! It could be against a father – you broke up our family, I’ve suffered these years - you owe me. So, it’s a demand that there be a repayment of some kind.

Forgiveness is: we’re letting go of that demand. “I release you. You don’t have to say sorry. You don’t have to pay me back. You don’t have to do anything. I have let go my demand.” So, if we’re going to get people set free, we need to understand the importance of forgiveness. In Matthew 18:34-35, Jesus said: “If you do not forgive every person, his brother, from their heart, then you’ll be delivered to tormentors.” In other words, evil spirits have a legal right; they can access your life, if unforgiveness remains in your heart.

Now, I have found increasingly, this is a problem. It’s not enough just to tell the person – “Hey, you need to forgive.” The person must let go from the heart. It has to be a heart decision: to move from death to life. “I let go the unforgiveness, I release forgiveness, and I’m willing to bless the person.” Jesus said: “Bless those who curse you, forgive those who despitefully use you. Pray for them.” So, forgiveness is letting go and blessing. So, I have found, rather than just mechanically say: “You have to forgive”; and then the person prays a prayer, but their heart isn’t in it - they generally don’t get free. Forgiveness is a decision. It is a choice; but it needs to involve the heart. It needs to be a heartfelt letting go.

So I found often, people pray a simple prayer to forgive, but in their heart they have not let go, because they’ve buried the hurt and buried the anger. So, if you’re working with people, I’ve found this is a helpful approach. Sometimes you may be aware a person’s been deeply hurt by someone. Now, let me help you understand this.

If Jonathan comes to me saying: “Pastor Mike, can you forgive me. I’ve caused some damage. Will you forgive me?” I say: “Yeah. Yeah. No problem.” Now, the question is, he didn’t tell me what he did; and I didn’t ask. Was this a dollar; or was this a million dollars? How much have I been affected by what he did? If it’s a dollar, I say “Hey, nothing.” If it’s a million dollars... “Ahh. You ruined my life! All these years I save and you’ve taken it all away! You want me to forgive you?! I’m so angry.”

You notice now, there’s a difference - I have got connected to my loss. Now when I forgive, I understand what I’m letting go. Many times when people forgive, they just say a prayer from the head, but the heart isn’t really in it. So it helps, when you’re working with people, to address the pain of the heart. What did this person do? How did it affect you? How do you feel about this? Now, a lot of people just deny how they really feel. It’s very common in Asia. They endure, with a knife in the heart; but bitter, very bitter inside. When people are bitter, it shows up – sharp words, the bitterness flows like a river, and it defiles.

So sometimes before I pray for a person for deliverance, I get them to talk or to write, how this thing has affected them. How do you feel about this? Are you angry? How angry are you? Because often people have pushed it down; and I found it very helpful, I just interact with the person through questions, because the moment the person acknowledges the feelings, they start to connect with the heart. When you think about this person, what do you feel? “Oh, I don’t think about them at all!” Yeah, because you want to avoid! But when you think, what do you feel? Afraid, angry, hurt. So, let the person bring these things out.

Sometimes I get people to write an “anger letter”. It’s never to be seen by anyone but them and God. It’s to take out of the heart, and put the feelings in front of themselves. Sometimes with the father, sometimes with the mother, sometimes with other people; I tell them: “When you write the letter, write the good things first. Then start to say a bit... because if they don’t write the good things first, they’ll go through this process. They start to talk about the bad – “oh he’s so mean to me”. “Oh but he wasn’t that bad”. “Oh, I feel so angry about this.” “Oh, but he wasn’t that bad. He was kind.” So they can’t connect with the heart.

If the issue is with your father, write down all the good things, and say ‘thank you for the good things’. Then, write down the things that have caused hurt and pain; and write how you feel, and allow the feelings to come out, and then grieve over them and weep over them. Now release forgiveness - you know what it is you’re letting go of. “I release them, I forgive them, I bless them.” Forgiveness is very important for being free. God calls me, not to live in this place that demands on people, but to live in a place of blessing on people.

So sometimes I’ll just stop ministry, and get the person to journey through the process of facing their feelings, and expressing them, and forgiving - especially if the person has been abused or traumatised. So release forgiveness. “I forgive them, I bless them.” I encourage a person, if this has been a deep longstanding pain with a family member, for the next 3 weeks or so, each time you worship God, think about that person, put your arms around them and bless them and pray for them; because you can’t do that, and have anger and hurt in your heart. These are foundations for people to get free. Failure to recognise sin stops the whole process. Failure to repent of sin stops the process. Failure to forgive stops the process.

The next thing is that people need to renounce or cancel bondages in their life. I’ll explain what these are, and how you do it. Bondage can be as simple as a generational curse. It could be an inner vow a person made. Like for example, I was praying with a person recently, and she was trying to get pregnant. As I spoke with her, I asked her: “Have you been pregnant before?” She said: “Yes. We have one child; and I want another child, but I’ve had 3 miscarriages.” I said: “Tell me about the first child, and the process of pregnancy.” It was extremely painful, extremely difficult for her. I said: “Did you ever make an inner vow – I will never have another child again.” She said: “Yes I did.” I said: “That’s what’s happening. Your body is reacting. It is rejecting each new child. You’ve made an inner vow – I will never have another child. You need to renounce and break that curse over your life.”

So I’ll identify the specific things to renounce shortly. There it is: Recognise; take responsibility; repent and confess sin; release forgiveness; renounce any bondages, speak words to cancel them; and then reach out for God to set you free. So, we see now, the foundations for freedom. Notice the last one I had – you reach out to Jesus to set you free, because otherwise, people make an idol out of you in ministry. They want you to fix them up. They put the responsibility on you, rather than being responsible to reach Jesus for the help.

[Demonstration and Exercises]

I’ll just show you what I mean. I’ll just demonstrate something with you. I just need one volunteer. Just please stand here. Can I take your hand? So when it comes to ministering to people, if the person looks to you, to come-through for them, there is a pressure that comes from them. You are under pressure to perform. You’re under pressure to do something; and pressure from people can lead to quite strong witchcraft. Jesus never allowed Himself to be pressured by people over ministry. He always did what He saw the Father doing, or was moved with compassion.

I have found a very simple thing you can do. It’s something like this: “I want you to close your eyes now, and I want you to look towards Jesus. From within, look towards Him, expecting for Him to touch you.” Now, I’ve directed her attention away from me. So immediately, pressure comes off. I’ve directed her towards the Lord, expecting to receive; and even as she does that, the presence of God will start to come on her. There’s a flow of God’s presence. Now, if I was to do the same thing, not focus on her, or trying to fix her, I just set my attention, focus my attention on Jesus, the source. His presence starts to come, and she starts to feel the anointing come on. Ministry flow needs to be Holy-Spirit-directed. So, we work with the person’s heart, to open up to the Holy Spirit; and then we listen for him [Whoosh] and it’s very easy to minister his power.

So, always turn the person towards Jesus for their help, because people tend to want you to fix them; which makes them a victim, and you’re the rescuer. That’s not empowering, because here’s what happens: if I’m the victim, and you have to rescue me, then if I don’t get free, it’s your fault. ‘I need someone more anointed. I come for someone more anointed.’ Same thing, “you have to get me free. It’s your responsibility”. See, I’m still thinking like a victim, rather than being empowered; but if it’s my decision to receive and respond in faith, then my faith will release the power of God.

“Just come stand. Just come and stand there. Can I take your hand? Close your eyes and just in your heart, look up to the Lord; and as you look up to the Lord, the presence of God will come on you.” See? Just like that. Now, ministry should flow out of rest. You notice, I really didn’t do a lot. I just directed him to the answer, and He could feel the presence of God come on him. So, I have noticed in ministry, it’s the anointing that flows from within us, the energising power of the Holy Spirit; and there’s an anointing that rests on people when they open their heart to the Lord. I can release the power of God very strongly, because we’ve created an environment for ministry.

So, don’t think about having to perform, and fix people. When you think: “I’ve got to fix you up”, then you are the rescuer, they are the victim; and you have to play Jesus to them, and if nothing happens, you’ll feel very bad. Next thing, you feel you’re the victim. “God, why are you not doing this?” That’s a problem - you all know that. So, it’s important that you get right alignment for power to flow. I always direct the person’s attention to the Lord, away from me, so we are working with the Holy Spirit to administer freedom; and you’ll find the flow of anointing comes much more easily.

“Ok. Come? You know you want to be prayed for. That’s right. So, just stand there. How’re you doing? Alright? Praise the Lord.” So, in working with the person now, I need to realise I cannot rescue her. I cannot fix her, and it’s not my job. It helps if you realise that. I’m here to represent Christ. I’m here to bring Christ to her; and help her come to Christ. So, my ministry is about bringing her to the one who can rescue her. So if I keep thinking “I’ve got to fix her”, I’m under pressure now to get the right answers. But if I’m just a minister, to bring God to her, and her to the Lord, I can just relax; and ministry always flows best when you are at rest inside. The dove doesn’t rest where there’s agitation. So, if you are at rest inside, the anointing flows easily. Ok.

So I’ll just take her hand, touch her like this. “Now, I want you to close your eyes, and I want you to look up to the Lord, just expecting Him to touch you, expecting His presence to come on you.” So, I’m in a place now, I’m just directing her towards the Lord. Now, I can just reach out to the Lord too. “Thank you Lord for Your presence.” So, when you’re reaching out to the Lord, what do you do? What I do is, I just begin to picture Him standing there; and He’s very close to me, and I just fix my eyes upon Him. Jesus said: “What I see the Father doing, that’s what I do.” So ministry flows easily that way. Connect the person to the Lord, you connect to the Lord, and then it’s like it just flows. [Whoosh] Holy Spirit just come. Very easy, and it’ll flow very easily.

Now, we haven’t gotten into deliverance yet; I just want to show you about positioning people for ministry. So when we’re preparing a person, we’re preparing their heart to reach out to Jesus for their miracle. You’re taking it away from: I fix you up; to: this is your problem, and I’m working with you to find God’s solution. Is that clear? Then that keeps a lot of pressure off you and it keeps everyone’s thinking right. It has something you’ll notice, that when the person’s heart is prepared and right, you literally can feel the Spirit of God come on them. When the person’s heart is not right, or there’s something missing, it’s like the Holy Spirit stays away. Notice that. Notice it.

“Just come. We’ll just see if we can do this over here. Can I take your hand? You don’t have to do anything. Just close your eyes. I want you to just open your heart to the Lord, like you’re opening up doors to let Him in.” What I’m looking for now, is just for the presence of God touching her. Every time I do this, I can feel how open a person is to the Lord. You can feel it, because you either feel the Spirit of God settle on them; or you feel like hesitancy, like a lack of flow. Now, the Spirit of God has started to settle on her now. She’s just relaxing now. So it becomes easy to minister.

Sometimes you feel like almost an invisible wall. You feel these things. You either feel a flow, or you feel resistance; and you’ve got to learn to notice those things. Notice the flow. Remember it says in John 7:38 – “Out of your innermost being will flow rivers of living water.” So the Spirit of God moves in flows. What I’ve done is given you some of the foundations of how you prepare the person; some things they do, and then your part is to work with the Holy Spirit, and direct the flow of ministry. Amen?

“Just come again. Ok. That’s right.” The flow, we’re looking at the flow. So I just take his hands, and see, I’m not trying to make anything happen. Just open your eyes and your heart up to the Lord; and I can literally feel the flow of power from heaven coming. Notice all I did was direct him to the source; and watch the flow come; and then I am open to the flow as well. That makes ministry a lot easier for you. Instead of trying to make things happen, become more sensitive to the movement of the Holy Spirit, sensitive to His flow. Sensitive to His moving, listening for Him all the time. Once you move in your thinking that way, instead of just trying to fix someone; we’re working with the Holy Spirit. “If I, by the Spirit of God, cast out the demons”. Now, we haven’t got into casting out yet, we’re just getting you to think about working with the Holy Spirit. Amen? Amen.

Alright then, rather than teach some more, I’ll get you doing something. That would be probably quite a good move. Perhaps you could put away your books. We’ve got about 10 minutes to go. I’ll get you to do some things. Just remain seated for the moment. I’ll show you what I want you to do. Books away... Now, we’re all ministers of the Spirit. In other words, God has put an anointing upon us, and we can stir up that anointing. We can stir the flow of the Spirit. This is what I’m going to get you to do. In a moment, we’re going to pray strongly in tongues, and stir up our Spirit man. Then I want you to get into groups of 3. You can go anywhere in the auditorium to be in a group of 3, and this is what we’re going to do.

I’ll just get a couple of people here. 1,2, 3. Ok. Come. Come on up here. This is just a lot of fun. “You’re going to be a catcher. Always have your eyes open.” Ok. “You’re going to be the one who receives; you can close your eyes.” “You’re going to minister. Yes? You’re going to release the power of God.” This is what we do. We’re going to follow it step by step. This is how we do it. First step, “Can I practise on you?” “Yeah, do your best”. OK then. “Your close your eyes”. Take her hand. That’s right. Now, I want you to pray in tongues, because praying in tongues, your spirit stirs up. Don’t try to do anything yet. Just pray in tongues. I’m just asking her to stir up her spirit. Even while you’re doing it, without even trying, the Holy Ghost is coming on her. Ok. Can you feel the anointing on her now? Yeah. It’s strong isn’t it? Well you just release the power of God from within you, on the count of 3 just blow on her. Holy Ghost come. There you go. Look at that.

“Now, what did you feel?” I’ll ask again. “As you began to pray in tongues, did you feel yourself rising up inside? As you prayed in tongues, what did you notice happening to her?” “I felt the Holy Spirit just begin to fill her.” “You start to feel like a flow, like something has come on her. It seems like she was then having trouble standing. As you were praying, and she was looking to the Lord, the Spirit of God starts to come on her, and you recognised that. That’s great. It’s important to recognise the movements of the Holy Spirit. Then you can just quite easily release the power of God.” [Whoosh] “Like that. Just from within you. It’s not the external things; it’s what happens within, by faith.”

“Now you notice, I’ve positioned you so you couldn’t push her over. Some people want to push people over - as soon as you do that, you are leaning into your flesh, and not drawing from the Spirit. Yeah? That’s exactly what’s happening; and the Holy Ghost will lift off you like that. You’ll have to push more? Don’t do that! People don’t like it! If you start to push, they’ll push back. Don’t like it. No one wants to be pushed. I’ve seen them go like that. That’s not ministry. That’s pushing. Good. So you didn’t have to do that.” “Stand up again.” Right, so we’re going to get you all to do this. Get into groups of 3. “Can I practise on you?” “Yes please. Smile.” Take a hand. Pray in tongues. Just relax as you pray in tongues. You are stirring the flow of the Spirit; then release the power of God. 1, 2, 3 - power of God. Look at that. That wasn’t hard was it? That was easy wasn’t it? Was that easy? No problem. Give her a clap.

Ok. Now, you notice, “Can I just take your hand?”, if I am praying like this, there’s no way I can push her - absolutely no way. Now you can lay hands like this if you like. It’s fine to do that; but train yourself to minister to people without pushing, so you learn to release the power of God. “Cough it out. Out in Jesus’ name! Let it go. Now, now, now. Loose in Jesus’ name. Thank you Lord.” Now, we didn’t expect that to happen. I wasn’t even looking for that to happen. It just started to happen, because we’re in the flow of the Spirit. “Thank you Lord. Touch her. Touch. Right now. In Jesus’ name. Thank you Lord.” Now, what’s happened is, the anointing flowed, and then spirits started to manifest. I didn’t even want to do that, but it happened anyway. “Thank you Lord. Touch her. Touch her.”

Now, we haven’t had a chance to look at the root systems, things just started to flush up. So, I’ll just listen to God. We’ll just pray. “In Jesus’ name. Fear.,Spirit of fear: Go. Let her go now. Now, in Jesus’ name, release! Release her now, In Jesus’ name, let her go. Thank you Lord. Touch her. There we are. There you go. Feel a bit better now? Lord touch her. Just let your power flow out of heaven.”

So, when you are in the flow of the Spirit, that’s when things happen; so rather than trying to make things happen, learn to flow with the Spirit. You just never know what will happen. So, I’m not asking you to do deliverance; I’m just asking you to get in the flow of the Spirit. There’s plenty of time for doing the deliverance later. I just want you to understand the flow of the Spirit. So here it is, we get into groups of 3: one catching, one receiving, one praying. Then just follow me, quickly. Groups of 3. Anywhere you want to go. Find a space.



Bondages of the Heart (3 of 8)  

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Explore the issues in the heart that can hold us in bondage. Discover that ungodly soul ties, inner vows and word curses are three entry points into our lives, where we can open ourselves to bitterness, jealousy, anger, complaining, addictions, etc, which then become strongholds in our lives, that the enemy can come in and take hold of. This includes other peoples words and actions towards us. As we recognise these traits in our lives, we can take ownership of them, renouncing and releasing them from our lives in Jesus Name.

Bondages of the Heart (3 of 8)

Introduction

Let’s welcome the Holy Spirit this morning. Lord we open ourselves to You, we want You to touch us, we welcome You. May the kingdom of heaven come into this place. May we see your presence established, your kingdom established. We reach out to You Lord today, we thank You for all You’ve done so far, and all You will do today. In the meeting this morning, in the meeting tonight, we thank You. We treasure Your presence. We love what You do. Most of all, we set our heart on You. We give You the honour Jesus, and we thank You for what You’re doing. Amen.

That was very exciting last night wasn’t it? I always love it when God moves, just surprises us. I didn’t expect that demon to manifest so quickly. Let’s just this morning, continue where we were; and as I teach, I’m changing the flow which I normally teach in.

[Summary of Last Session]

What I want to do this session, is I want to look at heart bondages. We’ll just quickly look at where we were yesterday. We looked at Jesus was anointed to set people free. We looked at Jesus teaching on deliverance, and how deliverance is a manifestation of the kingdom of God. We saw that Jesus taught that once demons were cast out, they will try to come back and re-enter the person. This has brought deliverance into a lot of discredit over the years, because people have focused on the demons, rather than focused on the issues the person has.

Jesus said that after a person’s delivered, and the evil spirit’s gone out, they will seek to re-establish their hold in the person’s life. So we saw as a result of that, the need to deal with underlying root issues. In other words, our role is not just to cast out demons, but it’s to bring the person out of darkness and into light. It’s to help them journey in their life so they’re walking with God. We saw one of the scriptures in Ephesians 4 – when is a thief, not a thief? It’s not when he stops stealing; it’s when he works and gives.

We identified different avenues, or ways, evil spirits get in. We saw number one, they come in through legal rights. This is where a person has broken the law of God, and the demon claims a right to access. Remember in Jesus’ teaching, how the demon says “I will return to my house”. If you were listening yesterday, when I began to pray for that girl at the beginning of the meeting, the demon began to speak to me and say “She belongs to me”. In other words, the demon is claiming “this is my house”; or that I have a right to ownership. So, it’s important, if we’re going to set people free, that we remove all rights to ownership. We’ll show you how that’s done quite simply.

Now, for a Christian, Jesus Christ is their owner. Demons can never own a believer. When the Bible says: “we are redeemed by the blood of Jesus”, that means we are purchased, a price has been paid to set us free. A person is saved when they believe in their heart, and confess with their mouth, that Jesus Christ is my new owner, my new lord; and we are moved by the Spirit of God into a new kingdom, with new rights and privileges.

You remember when I was inviting people to come to Christ, I quoted John 1:12; and it says – “To whomever who received Him, even those who believed in His name, He gave the right, the legal right, to become a child of God.” So, when we put our trust in Christ, there is a legal standing, we shift in our legal standing, and we are now privileged to be sons of God and heirs. So, a demon can’t own a Christian, they can just oppress a part of their life.

You may have noticed at the beginning of the corporate prayer, I led people in a confession of faith. “Jesus Christ is my Saviour and Lord. I am redeemed by the blood of Jesus from every curse, every evil spirit, and all the power of sin. I belong to Jesus Christ.” This profession of faith helps position the person for deliverance. When the demon says: “she belongs to me”, it’s absolute nonsense, because the person has already confessed: “I belong to Jesus Christ”. Sometimes I will remind them: “she belongs to Jesus Christ”. So, we saw a major doorway of entry is through legal rights.

A second major doorway is through traumatic experiences, where a person has a painful experience, and it affects them emotionally, and hurts them deeply. Similar experiences can affect different people in different ways. We’ll come back to the trauma area a little later; but let us say this: that when a person has a traumatic experience, the shock can open the door for a spirit to come in. For example, during teenage years, many people have some extremely distressing experiences at school; and the mental pictures and the beliefs that formed often are open doors for demons to affect them.

Then we saw the third area was how people react to painful or traumatic experiences. We’ll come back to each of these a little later.

How is it then that people are set free? What is the basis for setting people free?

We saw first of all, we must know what Jesus has done. We looked at the work on the cross; and what Jesus has done legally for us. You need to know these things; able to quote them, able to speak to demons the Word of God.

Secondly, we looked at what the person’s responsibility is. We found they need to recognise, and take responsibility for their problem. They needed to repent and confess sin, they needed to release forgiveness, and usually to renounce any bondages or agreements that they’ve entered into with evil spirits; and then actually make a stand to resist the devil.

In James 4:7 it says – “Submit to God, or position your life in alignment with heaven. Resist the devil and he will flee from you”. Very clearly from that scripture, we are to position ourselves aligned with God. The word ‘submit yourself’ is the Greek word hupotasso. The word tasso is to position yourself. Hupo is the word beneath. So, hupotasso means literally ‘position yourself and the leadership of Jesus, so together you can get a victory. The word ‘hupotasso’ is a military term. It’s an alignment in God’s order, so that great victory can be won. It would be used of troops aligning for battle. You understand it? It’s not a subservient; it’s actually a functional word.

When it says for example, ‘wives submit to your husbands’, this is not a controlling, superior kind of thing. It’s about alignment for victory. ‘Submit to God’ means: align your life with God’s order. If there’s sin, repent. If there’s unforgiveness, forgive. If there’s bondage, renounce. So, submit. Position yourself you can get the victory.

The second word is the word ‘resist the devil’. That’s the word antitasso. ‘Anti’ means against; ‘Tasso’ means position yourself. You notice the use of the language is ‘position yourself under God, so you’re aligned for victory’; ‘position yourself against the devil, and he must flee or run away from you’. Now, when you look at that scripture, it’s quite clearly puts a responsibility for the person to align themselves and take a position in the battle. Remember that scripture - it’s a very powerful one to remember, when you’re preparing people for ministry. Your role is to help them align with God, and make a stand against the devil.

You can see then, if a person loves their sin, and doesn’t really want to let go of the sin; they’re not submitting to God, and they’re not resisting the devil. If a person is unwilling to forgive, they’re not submitting to God, they’re not submitting to His order, they’re staying on the side of the devil.

In James 4:7 –Submit to God, or position your life in divine order or in align with the kingdom; resist the devil; then it says draw near to God, and He will draw near to you. You see the person is able to move from being oppressed by a spirit, into enjoying the presence of God.

The key point is the issue of change. When we’re ministering to people, we want to help them see what their part is in getting free. Otherwise, we have this kind of ‘victim culture’; or ‘you come to me, I come and fix you’; which keeps the person a victim, and makes you the rescuer. We need to build in people faith for their breakthrough. We need to look at how to do this.

Main Message

What I want to do now, is I want to look at some of the bondages that come in the heart. I want to identify what the bondages are in the heart, and how you could break these bondages. Then, we’ll go back to the doors of entry, identify each one, and show what you do to help a person get free. What we’re going to do now is look at heart bondages.

You remember we saw in Luke 11, the need to remove the armour, so we can then set the person free. I want us to look at a verse in Proverbs 4:23. It says – “Guard your heart with all diligence, for out of it, flow the issues of life.” In other words, be a watchman over your heart. The Bible says: there’s a reason you need to guard, or watch, over your heart carefully; because it’s out of your heart that the borders or limitations of your life are established. What is happening in your heart will always find a way to manifest in the world around you.

Jesus said: when people speak, they speak what is in their heart. In Proverbs 4, it says – ‘out of your heart flow the issues of life’. In other words, we don’t just live from our head and our thoughts; we actually live out of the flow of what’s in our heart. If there’s a root of bitterness if your heart, it will just flow like a river of poison, into every relationship you’re in. It will be demonically empowered; and it will just show up in your life. It will defile all your relationships. So, we need to be able to recognise these things, and to deal with the root.

Inevitably, what’s in the heart will find its way out through the words, or the countenance will be seen by its fruit. For example, if someone is bitter, if you ask them “Are you bitter?” They say “No, of course not.” “Are you harbouring deep anger and unforgiveness?” “No. No. Why do you think that?” If you know what to look for, you will find so many people are very bitter. Let me just share what you look for. These are some signs of bitterness flowing. We’re just going off course now, but I may touch it again another time.

Bitterness shows up in a number of ways.

1.) First of all, it shows on the face – there’s no joy. A bitter person cannot be joyful. Their joy doesn’t last, because their heart is bitter.

2.) Secondly, if a person’s got bitterness, often you can see it on them on their face. It looks sour. It just shows on some people. The older they get, the more it shows - it can’t be hidden. You find some people, when they’re older, they’re sweet and loving; other people when they’re older… You can feel it.

3.) Another way it shows is in sharp words. Sharp, cutting words. The word ‘bitter’ means literally ‘to be sharp’. When you hear sharp, cutting words, bitterness underlies it.

4.) It’s also seen by anger that’s suppressed. When a person’s bitter, they often hold anger underneath. You can literally feel their disapproval, but they’re not saying anything.

5.) Another way bitterness shows, is complaining. Complain this, complain that, and complain about something else. They can never rejoice and be thankful.

6.) So, another sign of bitterness is ingratitude; because underlying bitterness is anger and unforgiveness; unforgiveness is a demand. So, when a person is bitter, they can’t be grateful for what they have, there’s still a demand for what they don’t have.

7.) Another evidence of bitterness is blaming. It’s all you. You, you, you. That constant blaming, accusing people, is evidence of bitterness, and resentment, and anger.

8.) Another symptom of bitterness is the inability to congratulate other people on their success. So he gets promoted, “Oh, why did he get promoted. He doesn’t deserve it.” There’s an ability to celebrate the victories of other people.

You ask the person “I think you’re bitter.” “No. Why are you saying this to me?” So, I used that just as an example, to show you that: what is in the heart, will find a way out. These are some of the evidence of bitterness, which is like a root that defiles. So, I just use it to illustrate that if things are in your heart, they find their way out. No matter how much you try to pretend and make your life look good, it flows out; and if you’re spiritually sensitive, you can often feel it. It’s like there’s a tension around the person.

We’ve established then, that whatever’s in your heart will flow out into life. I want to just share with you then, some typical bondages of the heart; and then what do you do to deal with each one of them, because demons will attach to these bondages of the heart and intensify them. It’s very helpful, when you’re ministering people, to be aware you have to deal with heart issues. Here’s a list of some of the ones I have commonly found – bondages that affect the heart of people, and affect their lives. Later on we’ll talk about trauma as something specifically separate.

Number one: Ungodly Soul-Ties. A soul-tie is a bonding between one person and another. It holds them in close connection. It is a bonding between people. God intends that we be connected, and bond to other people. So, bonding is a very important aspect in life. For example, a child needs to bond with its mother, or it never forms secure relationships. So, bonding is the very first skill a child must learn. Bond with the mother; and of course later, it leads to learn to separate.

When they’re up to about 15 months, they cling to mum; and they breast-feed, they’re looked after. Then, about 2 years old, they become independent. “No, no. I want me.” All these kinds of things; but this is normal development. If the child doesn’t bond with the mother - and sometimes happens if the mother attempted an abortion, or didn’t want the child - then the child has difficulties all through its life, and forms ungodly attachments to try to meet this insecurity. A soul tie then, is a bonding between two people; and the bonding can be very positive and helpful, or it can be ungodly.

Examples that are healthy include: the mother and the child; husband and a wife; members of a church; friends, close friends. So, the bonding is good; it’s an attachment that enables you to have close connections. So, we can be bonded. We’re made to be bonded and have relationships.

Now, the devil doesn’t create anything new. He just perverts what God has set in place. So, a soul tie can be ungodly. An ungodly soul tie is a bonding that is destructive, or brings negative energy into the person’s life. They are attached, but it’s not healthy. They are attached, and it’s an ungodly attachment. They’re attached, and demonic spirits use it to defile them. This is far more common than you realise – a soul attachment that is ungodly, and creates a doorway for demonic spirits.

Let me give you some examples of some ungodly attachments. The first one, if people have sexual relationship or intimacy without being married, they bond together; and that is an ungodly soul tie. Sexual relationships before marriage lead to a number of soul ties to the different partners – it’s like an invisible cord, attaching the person back to the other person; and their heart wants to return to that person, and it can’t fully enter into marriage. They keep remembering the sexual images, and the things they’ve done together, and demonic spirits torment their soul. So you need to be aware, if you’re dealing with sexual sin, it’s not enough to cast out the demons; you need to deal with the soul tie. Break the soul tie.

Proverbs says: a man shall be held by the cords of his sin. I used to think that, like sin wrap cords all around you. I now understand that they’re like invisible cords, which take you back to where you sinned, and hold you back in time with that experience. People can be soul-tied to a controlling person. The person is so much under the control of another, it’s like there’s an attachment to that person; they can’t break free and form their own life. A soul tie needs to be broken, because it’s like a co-dependant relationship. A person can be soul-tied to an abusive person. Even though they’ve been hurt, it’s like ‘I can’t seem to break free of the person.’

A person can be soul-tied to someone they have an infatuation with. This is where the danger comes in counselling. If a man counsels a woman, there can be an unhealthy soul-tie formed between them. Maybe one to the other; or it may be just the other way around. Sometimes people get soul-tied to a dead person. In other words, maybe a grandmother – they were very close to the grandmother, because there was a conflict in the family. Even though the person has died, it’s like they haven’t let go, they’re still attached.

People can be soul-tied to pornographic images and websites. So, when men look at a woman, look at pornographic sites and the images, their soul can be attached to those things, and then a spirit comes through that soul tie. One of the worst aspects of pornography is, it actually physically alters the brain; and repeated exposure forms neuron paths in the brain like tracks. So, the slightest trigger, and the man or woman’s thinking go down this track towards perverse things.

So there are soul ties that need to be broken. Attachments to images, attachments to websites; because a person becomes addicted to a website, and they may have paid money to go on the website, now they’re trading with a spirit of perversion; trading with a spirit of prostitution. So there’s a soul tie to the images and to the sites that they’ve gone to.

With women, it’s often like a romantic fantasy. So, they may become soul-tied to some character in a soap opera; or they begin to fantasise about some pastor, some spiritual leader, and have all of these fantasies in their mind – they’re soul-tied to them.

People who worship idols can become soul-tied to the idol. So, these are some of the areas where people can become bonded in an unnatural way. It can be that a certain kind of sexual fantasies, the person becomes bonded. So, whenever there’s an ungodly attachment, demonic spirits use the attachment as a way accessing the person’s life to torment them, and energise that problem.

So, how do you deal with a soul tie? Very simple, there’re just two steps to it. First, the person needs to renounce the soul tie. That means to speak words that cancel it. So, they must recognise the attachment, and then renounce it. They must want to turn away from it, not just continue to entertain it. The person then would just say: “In Jesus’ name, I renounce this soul tie, I renounce this attachment in my soul to the sexual relationship, to this image, to this idol, to this fantasy, to this website, I renounce the soul tie.”

That’s the first step. The second step – when you’re ministering to the person, speak as though you’re cutting something. “In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I break that soul tie, I cut that attachment, I break it in Jesus’ name”. See yourself like you’re taking the sword of the Spirit and cutting it. What’ll happen is, sometimes demons manifest, even the moment you do that. So, if there’re sexual soul-ties to various people, I just picture these long cords going back, and say: “Jesus, I break them, I break them, I break them.” When you picture something, it tends to put faith or confidence that what you’re doing has effect.

One area I forgot to mention, an important area related to soul ties, is that people can be soul-tied to a trauma. When you minister to trauma, one thing that’s important to do is, to break the soul tie to the trauma. It’s like the person is frozen in time, and in their memory, they’re attached back to something that happened years ago.

The second heart bondage is the area of bitter root judgements. A bitter judgement is a judgement that’s made out of feelings of bitterness and resentment. It causes a cycle of reaping to take place in the person’s life. For example, “You can never trust a man; they’ll always let you down.” “You can never trust a woman, they’ll always try and control you.” “Don’t trust authorities, they’ll always abuse you.” “Never trust anyone; people will always let you down.” Now, those are judgements. Bitter judgements often have the word ‘always’ or ‘never’ in them. “Never trust a man. They’ll always let you down.” There are so many different kinds of judgements: “I’ll never succeed. I always fail. Nothing I do ever works out.”

You notice there’s a common thread of negative bitterness in there. When there is bitterness in our heart, and we make a judgement, it’s like negative faith. We begin to attract into our life, the very judgement we’ve made. Notice what it says in Hebrews 12: 14 – 15, it says “Pursue peace with all people, in holiness without which no one will see the Lord, looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness spring up, cause trouble, and by this, many become defiled.” A bitter root judgement is a reaction to being hurt. You may have been hurt by one or two men, and then you judge “all men are like this”.

Jesus said in Matthews 7:1-2, “Don’t judge, or you will be judged. For whatever judgement you judge with, you will be judged. In the measure you judge, it’ll be measured back to you.” So, when we face difficult or painful circumstances in life, we choose whether we release grace into it, or judgement. If you release judgement, you set in place a cycle of reaping the very thing you judged. For example, a woman who judges her father bitterly will usually attract a person into their life who’s just like their father. It’s like a belief that that’s what will happen. It literally attracts and draws into the person the very thing that they’ve judged. You would be amazed how frequently the problem a person has, is a reflection of something they walked away from in their home life.

I prayed for one woman who was deeply bitter that her mother had adopted her. Her whole life had been negatively affected. Then I found to my amazement, she did the very same thing. It’s like what she was reaping in her life was the very thing she had judged. So, when you judge something or someone, you set in process of reaping the same thing somewhere in your own life. So, a woman who judges her father will most likely end up attracting a man just like him. A woman who judges her mother will turn out exactly like her. All the time hating it; and not even seeing that she’s just like her mother.

So, bitter root judgements are important to cancel. A bitter root judgement is a reaction, judging someone because of a painful experience. Here’s the problem: people often forget they made the judgement. Once they make a judgement, it becomes demonically empowered, and then they begin to reap the same thing over and over in their life.

How does the person get out of the judgement? Firstly, they need to recognise there’s judgement taking place. Acknowledge the pain, it’s important to acknowledge the pain; forgive the person they’re angry with; and then cancel the judgement. Renounce it. “In Jesus’ name, I renounce each bitter judgement I made against my father. I renounce each bitter judgement I made against men. I cancel that judgement; and I bless and forgive.” Then, once that has happened, you can “In Jesus’ name, I break that judgement over your life. I break that cycle over your life. Spirits of bitterness - go.” Because inevitably, there’ll be spirits associated with it.

Another heart bondage is the area of Inner Vows. A vow is a promise you make. An inner is a vow you make into yourself. It’s a promise you make as a reaction to being hurt. Usually, an inner vow consists of the words: “I will never”, or: “I will”. It’s an inward vow that’s made, and once you make the inner vow, it locks into place in your life, and becomes demonically empowered. Often the person forgets they’ve made the vow. Whenever there’s an inner vow, there’ll also be roots of bitterness that are just growing deeper and deeper in the person’s soul.

I’ll give you an example. I had a woman that came to a Bible school I was speaking at, and she brought her husband and her baby with her. She said: “I want to thank you for your teaching on inner vows.” I said: “Tell me what’s happened.” She said: “Well, I have two children. The first child, the pregnancy was so difficult, that I vowed I would never have another child. I was so sick, and so distressed, I vowed I’ll never have another child. After the child was born, I forgot all about that; and I wanted another child; and we tried and we had three miscarriages. I finally decided to come to Bible school. When I heard about inner vows, I renounced the inner vow, I cancelled the vow I had made, and by the end of the year, I was pregnant and we have had another child. We would not have had this child unless we had dealt with the inner vow.”

She had vowed to herself: ‘I will never carry another child’; and her body responded, and rejected all other children. So, when a woman has miscarried, and it happens several times, you have to consider the possibility that there may be inner vows; or in the case of miscarriages, maybe idolatry.

So, how do you deal with an inner vow? The person needs to acknowledge the pain of the situation; if necessary, release forgiveness; and then renounce the inner vow. Renounce and cancel the inner vow. Then, you can just say: “In Jesus’ name, I break that inner vow. I release you from it.” It’s just as simple as that. It may be there are spirits attached to it, there could be spirits of bitterness and fear; but the inner vow itself is very easy to break. The person renounces the vow, and you just say: “In Jesus’ name, I break that inner vow now. I release you.” Sometimes deliverance happens immediately.

I remember one man I prayed for, and he was extremely wealthy, but he was extremely driven. There was no rest inside him. When we talk with him and interacted with him, we found that he had grown up in a family that was very poor; and he had been embarrassed by the clothes they used to wear to school. So, he made an inner vow: “I will never be poor. I will work and have money.” Now he had money, he couldn’t stop working; and he couldn’t enjoy what he had, because in his own heart he believed he was poor, and he was driven by this inner vow. No matter how much he had, it was never enough. He just had to keep working to get more. So, his family was deeply hurt by this drive in his life. He needed to renounce that inner vow, and release or acknowledge the grief and pain he’d experienced as a child.

Here’s another one – word curses. A word curse is a negative pronouncement over a person. In Proverbs 18:21 – “Death and life are in the power of the tongue”. So, there are two forms of word curses. Firstly, self-cursing; a person speaks words that literally curse themselves. They speak into their own heart words which are negative, destructive. For example, a death-wish: “I just wish I was dead.” Often when people are in pain, they make a death wish. “I wish I was dead. I’d be better off dead.” They come into an agreement with a spirit of death, and it affects their life, and numbs their heart. So, this is an important area to deal with.

You’ll find often when people have been sexually abused, or abandoned in a relationship, or abused in a relationship, they just wish they were dead. So, in a prolonged period of stress and pain, the person may make a death wish. “I wish I was dead.” They may forget they made it, but find that their heart is numbed, and they can’t seem to experience God, or experience relationships.

The person may have just spoken words of failure into their own life. “I’m useless. I’m stupid. I’m never good enough.” Those words become an ungodly belief system in their heart. They’re like bitter judgments. “No one will ever want me. No one would ever accept me. I’m unwanted.” Almost all of these things are quite short, but they form a belief structure in the heart, that demons inhabit and use to torment them. When you believe a lie, spirits of death and hell are able to enter and torment.

Word curses can come from other people, for example, words spoken by your parents or authority figures; school teachers; spiritual leaders. Spiritual leaders have to be quite careful, because you can very easily curse people, by speaking words of failure or negative words over them. So, words of failure, name calling. These kinds of things can be like fiery darts, which go into the person.

Sometimes people grow up and they have humiliating experiences at school. Teacher says: “You’re stupid. You’ll never come to anything. You’ll never pass that. You’re a failure.” Those words, if the person agrees with them, they sit in the heart as a negative belief; and then that belief begins to control their life. So you find when you’re dealing with people, or working with people, you just need to be aware of these kinds of word-curses, or failure-statements, that the person believes.

I prayed for one church leader recently, and her father was part of a big family, and they could only afford to educate one son. He was very smart, but the family could not afford to send him to university. So, he became very bitter because of this. He felt, all his life, that he’d been cheated and robbed. He had one child – a daughter. So, he put a pressure on her to live out his expectations. He wanted her to fulfil his dreams, and so he pressured her all the time academically. No matter what she did, it’s never good enough. Constantly he pressured her. Every time she did anything, he would find fault, and he would scold her, and tell her she could do better. So she grew up lacking love and affirmation; and believed in her heart: “I’ll never be good enough”; and she formed bitter judgements against her father.

Then when I checked out her leadership, I asked about her leadership in the church. Guess what she was doing? She was putting huge pressure on her members, trying to get them to perform, just like her father had done to her; and she’s constantly finding fault in them. Nothing they do is good enough. In other words, there was an outflow of bitterness in her life, and it didn’t matter what she did, it was never good enough. So, demonic spirits were tormenting her through these belief systems she had in her heart. These are some of the heart bondages that form, that people need release from.

Another kind of curse that comes over a person is a curse of secrecy, where a person has been sexually abused by someone, and the person says: “you mustn’t tell anyone. If you tell someone, you’ll be responsible for our family breaking down. You’ll kill your father/ mother.” So, this vow of secrecy creates a huge problem over people’s lives. You’ll be surprised, when you’re praying for people who have been sexually abused, how frequently there is this vow of secrecy over them. The result is they live tormented by spirits of death and hell. They are angry, because they want to tell someone about what’s happened, but they’re fearful if they speak, their family will blow up. So, terrible despair and torment comes around people like that.

It’s very easy to deal with these things. Where there are word curses spoken by the person, spoken by someone else, or even vows of secrecy, you just need to: acknowledge this is what it is; the person needs to release forgiveness to those who hurt them; and renounce the words. “I renounce the vow of secrecy. I renounce the vow. I renounce those words I spoke. I renounce that curse I spoke over me. I refuse those words I listened to.” Once the person has renounced it, you just say: “In Jesus’ name, I break the cursing.” Command all spirits associated with the curse to go.

So these are some of the burdens that come on people. You can see then, that bondages that get in the heart affect the person’s life. We’ll in another session on the area of trauma, and how trauma affects people’s heart. So with these bondages of the heart, if you can just be aware of them – soul ties, bitter judgements, inner vows, cursing, self-cursing, and these kinds of things spoken over a person’s life. If we’re aware of those things, we can cancel them and break them, and set the person free. Amen.

It’s quite simple. All you need to do is uncover it, get the person to renounce it, and then cancel its power. Command any spirits associated with it to come out; but if you don’t know those things are there, you’ll try and do deliverance, and there’d be all these areas of bondage, that the demons use to resist. If we remove the structures in the person’s life, the demons must come out. You see, the process of deliverance is not just casting the demons out. It’s looking at the life and heart of the person, tearing down the demonic house, and then confronting the spirits.

In one of the sessions, I will just give you a list of things to look for as you are working with people, so when someone comes to you with an issue, if you just mentally have this list of things, you can just know where to look. Often the problem is that we don’t know where to look. So we try to deal with exterior things, rather than heart things. “Out of the heart flow the issues of life.” If the person’s soul-tied, break the soul tie. If there are bitter judgements and expectations, break those. If there are inner vows, break the inner vows. If there are word curses, break the word curses. If there are traumatic pictures, break the attachment to the trauma. Then we’re able to get the person free quite easily. Amen.



Legal Right of Entry (4 of 8)  

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Explains three main legal grounds, upon which demons can gain access to your life: generational curses; the occult; and sexual sin. The issues and bondages that come into our lives through these door ways can be broken and cast out by the power of the Holy Spirit, because we are redeemed and set free by the Cross of Jesus Christ. We need to acknowledge and identify these areas of sin; then renounce and release forgiveness as necessary; then call upon the name of Jesus, who will set your free!

Legal Right of Entry (4 of 8)

Review

Welcome back. We were looking last time, the last session, at the issues of the heart, dealing with root issues in the heart. We explained what some of them were, and how, when people go through difficult experiences, they react, and this forms bondages within their heart. If we don’t deal with what lies in the heart, you won’t in the end, get the person free.

So, what we’ve done is to show you some of the bondages that the heart can be gripped by: ungodly soul ties; bitter root judgements and expectations; negative expectations of the future; inward vows; traumatic experiences; word curses. All of these things bring bondages to the heart, and when we’re thinking of setting people free, we need to be aware of those bondages, and how simple it is to break them. The challenging part is rebuilding the life forward.

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We want to just look at the area of legal rights. The most common doors of entry are: legal rights that are given up by the person through sin. Again, the key to dealing with each one is usually quite simple. Once you have these keys, and a strategy of working with people, you’ll find a huge improvement in the results you get with people when you’re ministering to them. So, we looked at some of the heart bondages.

Now let’s have a look at some of the legal rights. A legal right is a ground or area, that the evil spirit claims a right to have a hold on the person. It’s always a sin base - either someone’s broken the law intentionally, or accidently. So demons really have no power over people, but they try to deceive people, and draw them to break the law of God.

Let’s just identify some of the common ones; and with each legal ground, we’ll just show you simply how you deal with it.

1.) Generational Curses and Iniquity. A curse is a spiritual power that operates until it’s stopped. An Iniquity is crookedness, or twist, or a bent towards a certain kind of problem or failure. So, a generational iniquity or curse is a problem that passes down from one generation to another. From a natural perspective, when you go to the doctor, he’ll ask your family medical history; when you go to the insurance company, they’ll also ask your family medical history; because they recognise that some weaknesses or illnesses come down genetically through the family line.

God considers us connected generationally, so spiritual influences can run from one generation to another. If you violate the laws of God, and open the door for an evil spirit, then generations after you can experience the effect of that.

For example, in Exodus 20, God speaks to His people about idolatry. In verses 3 – 6: “You shall have no other gods before Me. You shall not make for yourself a carved image—any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.”

So God is speaking here about the generational consequences of idolatry. To “visit the iniquity” means the crookedness, or tendency to sin, spreads from one generation to another. If you think 4 generations, you’re thinking – you, your father, grandfather, great-grandfather- there’s a lot of people in that family grouping. In one part I think Deuteronomy 23, it says – illegitimacy brings a curse from to 10 generations. In Deuteronomy 23 it also says that incest will bring a curse for 10 generations. So just to summarise: the sins of one generation can have consequences that go on for generations.

So what happens is, a demonic spirit that enters the family line; and because you are legally and genetically connected to that family line, the evil spirit has a right of access to your life. So many times when we’re praying for people, we find that the source (or the root) where this problem began was beyond them, but was in their family line. So when families have been involved in idolatry, or with forms of spiritism, divination, sorcery, there’s an open door created in the family line.

Now, we are not responsible for what our parents did; we are only responsible for what we do. However, the consequences of what they do, we can experience. How is it that these problems keep repeating one generation to another? Some of it may be in the DNA. Scientists don’t yet know enough about DNA to know how it could be corrupted by sin, so some can be genetic. Some are spirits, evil spirits that are in the family line. Some behaviour is just learnt – people copy their parents. We need to understand that Jesus has made room for this power of iniquity and cursing to be broken.

Let me give you an example of a generational curse. I was asked by a woman in New Zealand to pray for her. I said: “What is your problem?” She told me the problem, and what I always ask is: when did this problem begin; because it can give a clue if a situation is generational. This is the problem she had: she was tormented in her mind by sexual images. They were sexual images of a perverse nature; and she was single, and she was a Christian worker. I said: “Have you ever been involved in sexual sin?” “No.” “Have you ever been sexually abused?” The answer was no. “How long have you had this problem?” “Pretty well most of my life.”

So when a person says: “Most of my life”, or “It began when I was young”, this is a clue it could be generational. So I asked about her family background, and it was very interesting what she told me. Her grandparents had been missionaries in China, and they had a son and a daughter. They sent the children to school in another province, and when the Japanese invaded China in the 30s, they took over the province that these kids were at school; the children were taken prisoner by the Japanese, and the girl was sexually abused by Japanese soldiers. She was about 12 or 13. Eventually the children were rescued, and the parents left the mission field. This woman grew up, she got married, and she had one child - the girl who I was praying for - and the marriage broke up.

Now it’s not surprising the marriage broke up, because she carried the trauma of sexual abuse by these Japanese soldiers; and in those days, you just didn’t talk about anything, you just buried it. So when she was sexually abused, demonic spirits entered the family line; and these were the cause of this young girl, who’s now grown up, being traumatised. The problems this woman was facing, did not originate with anything she had done. They originated in what had happened to her mother, and so the spirits had come down the family line, and were affecting her. We led her to pray and forgive the Japanese soldiers, to stand on behalf of the family and break the cursing that’s over them, and then she was delivered, and her mind cleared.

I’ve prayed for many people that the cause of their problem has been generational. Young men, young women, tormented with demons, and it’s not their fault. It came down the family line. This is particularly so if there’s: idolatry; any form of spiritism; any form of sexual perversion; a door is opened for these cursings to come.

When you’re working with people, and you’re trying to solve a problem in their life, inquire to search for when this problem began. The person is responsible for their own life, just like this woman’s problem was her problem. It was her battle. It was her demons. But the root where this thing had got established was generational. So when you’re working with people, try to assess whether the problem has got a generational root that’s energising the problem.

I remember coming across this first in a Christian school; and we observed an interesting thing. We had all these children, they all had to learn or memorise Bible verses; and there were 3 children in the school, they could remember anything except the Bible. There were 2 from one family, 3 from another family. None of them could remember scripture. They’d learn it; then it’s gone! They could not hold scripture in their mind; but they could learn other things. I really prayed to find out why it is these children cannot learn scripture.

Then I came across it one day. The parents, the father in both families, had been involved with freemasonry. They’d been involved as a freemason. They’d made these curses, or these oaths of allegiance to freemasonry, and it had opened the door for evil spirits to come into the family. Even though the children had done nothing, there were demonic spirits that tormented and stopped them from retaining spiritual things. So when we broke the curses of freemasonry, they were able to memorise scripture. It’s like there was a confusion that left. There were no big manifestations; just they were able to learn scripture. That was one of my first experiences of how curses can come down family lines.

I’ve prayed for very many people where the origin of the problem was in their family background. If you check the family tree, the problems are quite easy to pick up. If you start to pray for them to be exposed, it’s quite surprising how they just suddenly come out to the open. Now there are usually indications that a spirit is operating, or a curse is operating. I’ll give you some examples of a curse operating; what sorts of things you’d be looking for. If you look into the family tree, these are the kinds of things you’d look for, and these are all located in Deuteronomy 28.

Here they are, just quickly and simply. So if there are curses operating in a family - there may be a pattern of mental or emotional breakdowns; there may a chronic sickness and disease that won’t go away; there may be patterns of barrenness or miscarriages, bleeding problems; there may be marriage and family breakdowns; there can be financial setbacks and losses; you could have problems with being accident prone; there could be a history of suicides or violent deaths; there could be a pattern of mistreatment or abuse; there could be patterns of inability to settle – the person’s constantly moving around; or the person may just find that there’s constant spiritual problems.

So, when you’re working with someone, try to track the problems to the root, because often they’re in the family line. How do you deal then, with a demonic curse, or curse operating in the family line? It’s actually really quite simple. I’ll give you the steps.

First, it has to be recognised of course. So, we would identify – “Look, this began in your family line, and it’s continued with you.” So this is what you do... This is what the person needs to do: Firstly, the person needs to renounce the curse in the family line, as a representative of the family. They need to stand up, representing the family, and renounce the curse. If they have sinned themselves in the same way, they need to ask forgiveness for being a part of this. Thirdly, they need to release forgiveness to family members who opened the door for the curse. Release forgiveness. Finally, place the cross of Jesus between them and their family line, and ask Jesus to set them free.

So if you are praying for someone, and there’s a generational curse, you lead them in a prayer, something like this. 1) Confession of faith: “Father I come to You in Jesus’ name. I confess Jesus Christ is my Saviour and Lord. I’m redeemed by the blood of Jesus from every curse, every evil spirit, all iniquity. I belong to Jesus.” That’s called a profession of faith.

“I stand as a representative of this family. I renounce this curse. I cancel its power. I break all agreements made with evil spirits in my family line. I break all dedications of children to idols and temples - in Jesus’ name.” You see, we’ve dismantled the things that have been done, by speaking words. So first, the profession of faith, position yourself. Second, stand and speak to break the curses. Third, release forgiveness. Then get the person reach out to Jesus to get them free.

I’ll go through it again now and pray a prayer. Firstly, the confession of faith: “Father I come to You in Jesus’ name. I confess Jesus Christ is my Saviour and Lord. I’m redeemed by the blood of Jesus from every curse; every evil spirit; all iniquity. I stand now as a representative of my family. I renounce every curse, every generational curse, all agreements my family have made with evil spirits, every dedication of children to evil spirits. I cancel all of those agreements now. I hold the cross of Christ between me and my family line. Lord I ask You to forgive me for where I’ve participated in this sin; and I forgive my family members who opened the door to this spirit. Now Lord, I ask that You set me free. Satan, go from my life now.”

Notice in making up that prayer, it consists of those things which I shared with you were foundations for freedom. Confession of faith; recognising and being responsible for the sin; repenting of it; releasing forgiveness; and then renouncing and resisting the devil. The exact order you pray these things, and the exact wording, is not important. Catch the process and the way of handling it. I’ll just go through it again.

“Father, I come to You in Jesus’ name. I confess Jesus Christ is my Saviour and Lord. I’m redeemed by the blood of Jesus Christ from every curse, all iniquity, and every evil spirit. I belong to Jesus Christ. I stand as a representative of my family. I renounce every generational curse, all agreements my family have made with evil spirits, all dedications of children idols and temples. I renounce and cancel all of these agreements. I hold the blood of Jesus Christ, and the cross of Christ, between me and my family line. Lord I ask You to forgive me, where I have participated in these sins; and I release forgiveness to my family members who opened the door to that sin. Lord, I reach out to You to set me free. Satan, go from my life now.”

Ok. Now that’s a simple prayer. Then, often as you lead them in that prayer, the demons start to manifest. So then all you have to do is very simply this: “In Jesus’ name, I break the family curses... break them in Jesus’ name.” See it like something attached to the person - and speak to it. Speak with authority; not loud, but firm. “I break that curse. I break all agreements with evil spirits. I break dedications to idols and temples. I break this curse in Jesus’ name. I break soul ties to idols. Now I command these spirits to come out. Out, in Jesus’ name.”

It’s not hard, once you get the understanding of the flow of ministry. When a person sins, they enter into legal agreements with the demon; so by confession, they are reversing it all. Confessing their faith in Christ; bringing sin to the light; cancelling its consequences; and then reaching out to Jesus to set them free. It’s quite easy to do it. How many reckon you can do that? That’s not so hard, quite simple!

Now remember, depend on the Holy Spirit to guide you. Don’t worry about trying to get the exact wording right, or you’ll focus on methods rather than the flow of the Spirit. So that’s one major doorway of entry, and it’s a very common one.

2.) Another common one is occult involvement. In Deuteronomy 18: 9 – 13, ““When you come into the land which the LORD your God is giving you, you shall not learn to follow the abominations of those nations. There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, or one who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, or one who conjures spells, or a medium or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. For all who do these things are an abomination to the LORD, and because of these abominations, the LORD your God drives them out from before you. You shall be blameless before the LORD your God.”

People have a fascination, or a fear, of the spirit world. Today, the media are invading the generation of young people, with supernatural videos and movies and all kinds of things like that. There is a generation arising hungry for the supernatural, and there’s a generation existing, that’s afraid of the supernatural.

In every culture you go, people are aware of a hidden spirit world; and people reach out into that spirit world, hoping for usually one of three things, or more. They reach out for protection, because they’re afraid of the evil spirits; they make offerings to them, not realising that when they make the offering, they’re now submitting and trading with the demon. So when a person makes any offering to an idol, or any kind of sacrifice to an evil spirit, it is now trading with a demon, and the demon has legal access to their life. They have done a trade. Trading is an agreement. The moment a person bows to an idol, or makes an offering, it has come into agreement with an evil spirit.

Usually it’s for protection; or it can be for provision – blessing on life and finances; or it’s to get power over their enemies. It doesn’t matter what culture you go into, you will find people involved in the spirit world.

The major branches of the occult are twofold. 1) Divination. Divination is another word for fortune telling. Chinese love fortune telling, they love it! When they become Christians, they want to have a Christian fortune-teller: “Please come and prophesy for me.”

So fortune-telling is reaching to the spirit world for guidance. How accurate is that guidance? The reality is that the spirit world is very highly connected - it’s like there’s a demonic internet. They can connect and communicate. So when you reach into the spirit world, you do not connect with a ghost of an uncle, or father, or mother. The Bible says it is appointed to man once to die; after that, judgement.

So people connect with a familiar spirit -a spirit which can give information about the family which is accurate. Because spirits observe people, they’re aware of what they do; and if you consult someone who’s connected to an evil spirit, you can receive information about your family which may be quite accurate; but in doing so, you come under the influence of the spirit. You’ve invited it now to speak into your life.

Evil spirits do not know your future - it is hidden from them. Some aspects of your life are open to them, but they see things God is bringing to you, and they try to disrupt that. If a person goes to a fortune-teller, and listen to the words, literally what they’re doing is agreeing with a demon, and it then becomes empowered to manipulate their circumstances. It becomes addictive, to the point where people can’t make major decisions without consulting the fortune-teller. Today they call those people ‘psychics’, and they have these psychic hotlines, but it’s actually a familiar spirit working with the person.

The other branch of the occult is sorcery. Another word for sorcery is magic; or spiritual power. So people get involved with sorcery, usually because they’re rejected and bitter, and they want power. It becomes extremely addictive, because once the person connects with evil spirits, they feel they want more and more power. Every culture you go to, you’ll find sorcerers; and the more primitive the culture, the more you’ll find it holds, literally, whole villages under its power.

For example, in the days of Marco Polo, Marco Polo visited a man by the name of Kublai Khan; and he witnessed to him. Kublai Khan, Mongolian, father of Genghis Khan. Kublai Khan said this to him: “I observe your Christianity would be good for my nation. I am willing to embrace Christianity.” Now that’s a key point in history. But he said: “However, if you look around me, you see I’m surrounded by sorcerers; and they have real power. They can make a cup lift off the ground and travel across the room and come down in front of me. They can change the weather; and I fear they have power to kill me. So go back to where you’ve come from, and return with a hundred men, who know how to move in the power of God, and can overcome these sorcerers; and I and my nation will turn to Christ.”

This is a strategic moment in history; but when Marco Polo went back, it was 25 years before anyone came; they sent 2 people, not a hundred, and one died on the way there. The nation did not turn to Christ; and subsequently, Genghis Khan literally invaded all of Asia. It would have been under the gospel centuries ago, except for the hold of sorcerers on this king’s life.

Now this is quite a growing problem again. I was in a Bible school, and I had a word of knowledge on a young man addicted to playing an online game called World of Warcraft. It’s one of many games very popular among young people; but in this game, they role-play. They act out, in their imagination, the part. This young man had taken on the role of a sorcerer; and so he would use powers to defeat his enemies and increase in power; but he could become addicted to playing the game. Now he was in the hold of a demonic spirit.

I said to him: “This is what Jesus’ words are. ‘If you look on a woman to lust after her, in your heart, you’ve already committed adultery.’” In other words, Jesus is saying: what is birthed in the heart becomes real in the spirit world. So a person can have adultery already living in their heart, but they’ve not actually committed the physical act. They’ve opened their life to a spirit of adultery. I said: “Your imagination is a doorway to the spirit world; and by giving yourself to this game, you have given yourself to this demonic spirit; and a spirit of sorcery has come into your life.”

So I got him to renounce the game, renounce the identity he was playing. The moment he did, the demon manifested on his face, and he fell on the ground, began to yell; and we got him delivered. So even though he hadn’t actually been involved in sorcery at a practical level, he had engaged on it through the internet, and become demonised.

We had an alter call and over 200 students came up and they got delivered of the same kind of thing. These are people who come to study in Bible school, to learn how to be a leader; but in their personal life, they’re engaging in sorcery. So we need to understand, sorcery is a significant problem to this next generation. The media is full of it; the movies are full of it; and young people are drawn to these things.

What I shared about the addiction to the video games of sorcery, also applies to games of violence. In a recent interview on Discovery channel, with a man who murdered his parents, it turns out he was very bitter against them because he was adopted. Even though the parents tried to care for him, he was bitter against them; and in his teen years, he immersed himself in his room, watching TV and programs over and over again. In his imagination, he saw him living out one of the characters in ‘The Matrix’. One day, he just shot his parents in cold blood.

Now the murder shocked everyone; but it was already building in his heart before it got there. It was very clear, as I watched him on the television, he had a generational illegitimacy - bitter roots against his parents who adopted him; spirits of abandonment; bitter roots against the adoptive parents; hatred that had been nurtured over a period of time; and then through the fantasy realm, had just activated a spirit of murder in his life.

He could’ve been helped if someone knew what to do; if someone knew to deal with the generational roots, and deal with the fantasy that had come into his mind. So how do we deal with occult roots? Very simply: the person needs to acknowledge they’ve been involved in these things; they need to confess and repent of them; and then renounce all agreements they made with the evil spirits. They must cancel all agreements made with evil spirits. If they cut themselves, or invited the spirits in; whatever thing they were involved in, they need to renounce it; and then reach out to Jesus to set them free.

If I was leading someone through a prayer like that, I would first start with a confession of faith. “Father in heaven, I come to You in Jesus’ name. I confess Jesus Christ is my Saviour and Lord. I’m redeemed by the blood of Jesus from every curse, from every evil spirit, from the power of sin. Lord I confess to You now, that I have been involved in the occult in these ways; and I ask You to forgive me. I renounce now, I cancel all agreements I have made with evil spirits. I cancel them, I reject them, and I reject the spirits. Lord, I release forgiveness to those who’ve hurt me, and I ask You to set me free. Satan, go from my life now, in Jesus’ name.”

You see its similar process. It’s made up with the same bricks that we shared on the foundations for freedom. Once you’ve got that process, it’s quite easy to apply it in each place. You may vary it a little, in its order or its wording, depending on what the Holy Spirit says. So then, how do you minister? First, break the agreements. Second, command the spirits. Break the agreements, command the spirits. “In Jesus’ name, I break every tie to this evil spirit. I break the agreements you made.” Or maybe: “I break the soul-tie to that fantasy game. I break the attachments to that spirit.” Now sometimes, even as you break those attachments, or break the agreements, sometimes even at that point, the demon starts manifesting. “Now, come out! Out!” Command the spirits to come out.

So it’s quite straightforward. Using those foundational blocks for freedom, the person will: acknowledge their sin; confess it to the Lord; renounce the agreements; release forgiveness to others; ask the Lord to set them free, resist the demon. You break the curses, break any attachments, break any agreements, and command the demons to come out. Straightforward isn’t it?

3.) There’s another third area. The third area is sexual sin. Sexual sin opens the door for spirits to enter people’s lives. The reason is this: God has set a law in place, that two become one flesh through sexual union. So when a person is involved sexually with another person, there is a joining or a bonding of their lives together. In 1 Corinthians 6, it tells us that: ‘he that is joined to the Lord is one spirit; but if you’re joined to a prostitute, you’re one flesh’. In 1 Corinthians 6:18, it warns us that every sin is outside your body; but sexual sin, something is imparted into you. Luke 4:33-36, there’s a man in the synagogue with an unclean spirit.

Sexual sin affects people in different ways. 1) There is a soul tie formed to that person. 2) There are memories, pictures of what they did, and what they experienced. 3) There are reactions in the heart when the relationship breaks up. So when a person has been involved with someone sexually, and the relationship breaks up, there’s always grief. Often because of the pain, people make bitter judgements about men or women; they make inner vows; or even death wishes to try and shut down the pain. 4) Demonic spirits that can enter the person’s life.

Sexual sin affects people deeply. God wants us to be clean, so we can love and worship. It’s very common for people who’ve been involved in sexual sin, to find it hard to worship without unclean pictures coming into their mind. So one of the unfortunate consequences of sexual sin, is there are imprints into your mind as a result of these experiences. The journey of freedom can take a little bit of time.

When we are dealing with sexual sin, we are dealing: 1) with the spiritual issues – which is sin being confessed and repented of, and demonic spirits being cast out; 2) we’re dealing with the soul ties, the attachments to other people. 3) We’re dealing with the defilement in the soul – reactions to being hurt; and lasting impressions, or toxic memories, that are there. People can be forgiven in a moment, just by confessing the sin. They can be delivered in a short time; but the mind then, needs to be renewed, so they begin to pursue holiness and purity, and overcome the invading sexual temptations.

In the area of sexual sin, we need to understand that the Bible teaches very strongly and clearly about its dangers. The reason the Bible speaks so strongly about it, is not because it’s worse than any other sin. Sexual sins are sins; it’s because the impact on people’s ability to be intimate with God, and with one another, is deeply affected. God made us for relationships. He gave the power to be able to express love in an intimate way. So, when we’re involved in sexual sin, it affects people’s ability to be intimate, to be close and feel loved. It affects people’s ability to form relationships. It’s like a constant polluting of the mind.

The kinds of areas that you need to be able to identify are the following kind of sins. Now the church needs to be able to speak really clean, clearly into this area. It’s a far bigger problem than you realise; and because there’s a shame and secrecy over it, these problems go underground, and people live tormented with these unclean things going on in their life. They conceal it, and then become isolated because of it.

Some examples of sexual sin: Fornication – that’s sexual sin, you’re not married; Homosexuality, Lesbianism; Pornography. I believe habitual masturbation is a major problem; Sodomy, or anal sex; Prostitution; Rape, or sexually molesting someone; Incest (sexual relationships between people in the same family); Adultery; and Bestiality (sexual connection with animals); then just the whole realm of fantasy and perversion.

We need to understand that the Bible has got a lot to say about these things. We need to learn how to minister to people to set them free. This can be a whole area of addiction in a person’s life, and they may need to go through a course, to help reprogram their lives to be free. But at a very simple level of ministering to people, this is what they would need to do.

1.) Acknowledge the sin. Acknowledge specifically what it is; and confess it to the Lord. Repent of it. Remember that’s our first step, so lead the person to confess their sin. “Father I come to You in Jesus’ name. I confess these sins of fornication, of pornography. I bring them to the cross, and ask You to forgive me.” Assure people of the promise: if we confess, then we are forgiven. So, number 1, people need to confess the sin.

2.) They need to renounce ungodly sexual soul-ties: “In Jesus’ name, I cancel ungodly sexual soul ties to each person I’ve been involved sexually with; each image I’ve been attached to; each fantasy I’ve allowed to live in my mind. I renounce the soul ties to it now.” Little by little, you just dismantle this thing.

3.) Now we deal with reactions. “Lord, I renounce now, bitter judgements I made against the opposite sex. I renounce any inner vow I made to protect my heart. I renounce any death wish I made. Now Lord, I release forgiveness. I forgive those people who used me and hurt me. I forgive them and bless them.” You notice it’s like, just one step at a time, you’re: dismantling the structures the demons live in; pulling down the house the demons live in - the sin, the soul ties, the reactions, the bitter reactions, and releasing forgiveness.

I’ll go through it again. “Father, I come to You in Jesus’ name. I confess my sin to You now. I ask for Your forgiveness. I renounce now, every ungodly soul tie, every joining in sexual intimacy, every attachment to an image, whatever it is you’ve uncovered in counsel. I renounce it and cancel it now.”

Now the reactions: “I renounce death wishes – wanting to die because I was hurt. I renounce it and choose life. I renounce every inner vow I made, that I would never let anyone near me again. I renounce it now. I renounce every bitter judgement. I renounce it and cancel it now. Lord, I release forgiveness to those who’ve hurt me. Now Lord, I ask You to set me free.”

You see how we’ve just systematically pulled down the demonic house. Then you can start to minister to them. How would you minister? Start with breaking things: “In Jesus’ name, I break the ungodly soul tie. I break it. I break it.” You speak what you’re breaking. “I break the attachment to images. I break the attachment to websites. I break those things now. In Jesus’ name I break them, and break the other bondages. I break that inner vow. I break that death wish.” Once you’ve assessed what it is, you just break it.

Now you command the spirits. You command unclean spirits; and usually there’ll be spirits of bitterness; spirits of death; spirits of rejection; spirits of grief. Let the Holy Spirit guide you what to pray for. If you could just imagine for a moment what that person went through, you’ll begin to be able to name quite clearly the things they’ve gone through: Spirits of rejection; Spirits of bitterness; Hatred of men; Self-hate; and Shame.

You begin to start to lock-in to a flow. Often people carry over their life a deep shame. “Father, in Jesus’ name, I break the shame. I command the spirit of shame to come out.” Wherever there’s shame, there would be self-hate, and maybe death wishes. So let the spirit of God guide you how to make that flow a prayer.

There are a couple of other areas I also pray for people. So I pray like this – “Father, I ask that you remove out of this person, every defiling influence that was imparted. Lord, remove it out of their body and soul.” Sometimes people feel like there’s something, the person’s leaving them. “Lord, we pray healing into their spirit and soul. Lord I just pray for Your cleansing to flow right through this person.”

Now you get the idea how to minister. It’s not very hard. When we have an alter call, and we call up people and their sexual sin; break the soul ties, speak into and command shame, and bitterness, and unclean spirits, and death to go. What you’ll find as you are looking into the person, are: reactions against the person who hurt them - bitterness, hatred; and then reactions against themselves – Shame; Self-hate. Self-rejection. Bitterness. Grief.

So it doesn’t take much to think about this: that when people have got into this kind of turmoil, they have issues with God, issues with another person, issues with themselves. So you just speak into each of these areas.

So there we are. Those are some of the major areas that we need to learn to minister into; and there’ll be also the area of trauma. We’ll talk about that tomorrow briefly. Now, the last one on that list that I didn’t mention, I’ll just mention it briefly now, are just patterns or habits of sin. You just need to identify these. I’ll just give them to you quickly: Unforgiveness; Bitterness; Hatred; and Rebellion. Those are common sins in people’s lives; reactions to others, jealousy. So those are common heart sins; Rebellion. Every one of these, the Bible makes it clear, opens the doorway to evil spirits. Unforgiveness; Bitterness; Hatred; and Rebellion - all of those things open the door to evil spirits. When a person is rejected, they usually rebel.

So it just helps you to understand that those issues of the heart need to be dealt with too. Unforgiveness, Bitterness, Hatred. The person needs to just repent and release forgiveness. Then we command the spirits to come out.

So, we see then, we’ve got many many keys now of how to minister to people. We’ve started to see now that evil spirits use doorways into lives. Dismantle the doorways, and then you command the spirits out. Dismantle the doorways, dismantle the demonic houses, and it’s quite easy to get the person set free.

So tomorrow we’ll look briefly at the issue of trauma, and various kinds of how trauma affects people. Then we’ll look at how to work with people to build freedom in their life, because it’s not enough just to cast the demons out; we need to get the person to walk in new life. That will involve growing in their spirit, and renewing their mind, and handling the pressure of temptations and the old things coming back. It’s quite simple – humble yourself under the hand of God; submit to God, resist the devil, he will flee from you.

There are some practical things I’ll share with you that’ll help a person rebuild their life. Mostly people just want you to fix them; but we need to encourage people to journey with God, and take responsibility for building a Godly life. It’s easier to cast out demons than to build a Godly life, because building a Godly life requires discipline, and developing good habits in your life.

Tomorrow we’ll have a chance to minister to people as well. So we’ll use the first session tomorrow to just finish the teaching, and the second session to be able to have a flow of ministry. Amen. God bless you.



The Two Kingdoms (5 of 8)  

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Humans are very unique - not only living in the natural world, but can also connect to the spiritual world. Jesus came to tell us about the Kingdom of God, which is full of light, peace and joy; but there is another Kingdom which we are all born into - the Kingdom of Darkness - which rules by tormenting people, and using sin to control them. Jesus came to set us free, by shedding his blood on the Cross. When we accept what Christ has done for us, we need to continue and allow the Holy Spirit to change our thinking, by the renewing of our mind - that we would be kind, tender hearted and loving to one another, and set free in our hearts.

The Two Kingdoms (5 of 8)

Tonight we’re going to pray for people to be set free of tormenting spirits. I’m sure many of you have come, and that’s what you’re wanting - a breakthrough in your life. Breakthroughs can be dramatic and sudden, or we breakthrough progressively.

So at the end of the meeting, we’re going to have an opportunity to pray for people. At the end of the meeting, any person who wishes prayer can make their way up and we will pray for you. We want to bless you. We want to help you. That’s the heart of God. He loves you and desires you help you. We’ll also extend an invitation tonight. If you’ve come here and you’re not a Christian, at the end of the meeting we’ll extend an invitation; an invitation for you to receive Jesus Christ, to become a follower of Jesus. So we’re going to share tonight about God’s goodness. We’re going to pray and minister to people; and then give you an opportunity to make a decision if you would like to receive Jesus Christ.

When we’re born into this life, we’re born separate from God. Every person that’s born into this world is separated from God by sin. The problem is not God’s; the problem is ours. God loves people; His heart is to help us all the time. The nature of God is loving; His heart is always towards us. His heart is towards you; but sin blinds us to what is real. We become self-centred, and we want to live our life without God. We violate God’s laws, and troubles and problems come into our life. God always desires to come in and to help you.

So we’re going to share a story from the Bible tonight; and I’ll mix it with some real life stories. We want to show you how you can be set free tonight. God always desires to help us, we just have to open our heart and be willing to let Him. The first step towards God is to become aware of our need. So when we’re born into this world, we lack a sense of purpose; we wonder why we’re here, we long to find some meaning in our life, and we find ourselves with problems we can’t solve. This is called sin - living a life without God. Jesus Christ came into this world to address the area of sin, and to make it possible for us to receive new life.

At the end of the meeting, when we pray for people, we’ll be praying for the power of God to touch people. We’ll be praying a deliverance prayer. A deliverance prayer is a prayer to release you from evil spirits. It’s a prayer to break areas of your life that have been in bondage, to set you free. Jesus said: “I have come that you may have life, and have it more abundantly”; but He said: “The devil has come to steal, kill and destroy.” So there are very real evil spirits. They seek to enter people’s lives, and to bring destruction.

Tonight, we want to challenge those spirits. Tonight, we want to confront them. We want them to know Jesus Christ is stronger than every evil spirit. So evil spirits seek to enter people’s lives, and they always do it by deception. The majority of times, people don’t know they have an evil spirit; and it continues to work in their life, creating problems for them. Jesus came to: confront evil spirits; to deal with the issues of sin which allow the demons in; and to reconnect us with God, so that the Spirit of God could come in us. No person is made to live with evil spirits. We’re made for the presence of God. We’re designed to bring heaven to earth.

So at the end of the meeting, we’ll have an opportunity for people who are struggling and tormented by evil spirits to be set free. I will tonight, preach on one area; but I encourage you to be open if you have a problem to come forward. When the anointing or power of the Spirit of God begins to flow, there comes a sudden change in the atmosphere. We can’t see God, because He’s a spirit; but that doesn’t mean He doesn’t exist. His presence can be seen touching lives.

When the presence of God comes into a meeting, sometimes demonic spirits begin to manifest. When Jesus spoke in some meetings, demons began to cry out. So it’s possible that during the course of the meeting, before we get to the end, that demonic spirits may begin to manifest their presence. If they do, people may shake, cry, yell, or fall on the floor. Don’t be distracted by that. We will keep our focus on what God is doing.

So tonight, during the meeting, if you start to become agitated, it’s possibly an evil spirit. If you start to feel deep fear inside - it’s not you, it’s the spirit. It’s afraid, because it knows what’s happening. If you start to feel very angry inside - it’s not you, it’s the spirit, very angry, because it sees what’s happening. If you suddenly feel: “I don’t like that man, I want to kill him”- that’s definitely a spirit. We don’t worry about that. We believe that Jesus will set people free. So if you become agitated during the meeting, then you come up to the front; and we will minister and pray for you. Amen? Amen.

So Lord we welcome You to come tonight. We welcome You to come in power tonight. Holy Spirit we invite You to come into this meeting. In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I speak to every evil spirit present here tonight: you are subject to my authority, in Jesus’ name. When I command you, you will manifest your presence, and come out of people. Lord we thank You tonight for Your presence to touch people. Amen.

Let’s just pray for a few people, and I want us to just enjoy the presence of God. Don’t put your hand up for me to pray for you. Just let me point you out and pray for you. I just want to listen to the Holy Spirit, and as I listen to the Holy Spirit, He will show me who or what to pray for. Ok?

Let’s have a look around and pray for someone. Can I just pray for this girl just here? Just come. Thank you Lord. God knows all about our lives, and His presence is here tonight. Praise the Lord. Thank you Lord. Lord touch her tonight. Just close your eyes. Now, God’s presence is very near, and when we open our heart to Him, even though we can’t see Him, His presence can just come on us. Just touch us like that. Presence of God is here.

So people just suddenly feel God’s presence come - it’s a good feeling. Sometimes people laugh, sometimes they weep. God touches people in different ways. “Come and touch her Lord. Release Your joy into her life. Don’t block it. Laughter is good for you. It’s good for all of us. What did you suddenly feel?” “She’s really happy.” “Did you really feel happy? You want more?” “Yeah.” “Spirit touch you.” “Come. Touch you even more.”

“You want what she had? Close your eyes, and it’s like you just open your heart. Presence of God just comes.” The spirit world is very easy for us to reach into. It’s very easy for us to connect with God. God is not a long way off. God is very close; and when we open our heart, His presence comes to touch us.

So, we can’t see God, but His presence is here. This is a great church. This is a church that worships, a church that prays, and the presence of God is here. The Bible says that the kingdom of heaven, that’s the realm where Jesus Christ is King, is a kingdom with peace and joy. A kingdom where there’s joy, where people are free. “

So, it’s wonderful to know that we have an open heaven where God can help us. Some of you tonight have very deep problems. You have some things that are really troubling you. God wants to help you tonight. He’s willing to help you. All we have to do is extend faith towards Him. Jesus said: according to what you believe, it will be done to you. So when you come for prayer, always come expecting God to touch you. Come expecting something to happen. Expect God to minister to you. Amen.

So when we pray for people, you’ll feel the power of God come on you, and if there’re spirits inside, they may manifest. They may stir. So, at the end of the evening when we pray for people, I’ll lead you in a corporate prayer to reach out to the Lord. Extend your faith for Jesus to touch you. It’s not about me, it’s about Jesus. When you extend your faith towards Him, He will reach out to touch you.

Now, there’s someone, a woman down here; and the Lord shows me that you have been having nightmares almost all of your life. You have these recurring nightmares that wake you up, and you feel fear when you wake up. In fact, many times you have a light on, because you don’t like it in the dark. Who’s that woman that has that problem? That’s a spirit causing that problem. There’s a woman somewhere in front of me here, and you have this problem. God bless. Just please come.

So you say – how could you know this? Well I don’t, but Jesus knows, and He wants to help her. So isn’t it wonderful? Jesus knows. He knows about you. It’s alright. He loves you. He wants to help you. You’ve been having these problems most of your life. It’s not your fault. It’s not your fault. It’s a family spirit, and God wants to set you free tonight. You don’t have to live with that fear. Jesus wants to help you. So, in just a moment, I will command the spirit to go. In just a moment, it will leave you, and you won’t be tormented anymore.

“In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I break generational curses of idolatry. I break them. I break them. I break them in Jesus’ name. I break the agreements with idols, I break sacrifices to idols, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I command this tormenting spirit: Come out of her now. Loose her now in Jesus’ name. I break words of dedication, where you were dedicated to the idol. I break that dedication now. I loose you from the words of dedication. I cut the soul ties to the idol and temple.

In Jesus’ name, loose her now! Loose! Loose! Come out of her now. Come on. Out. Out. In Jesus’ name, release her now. Release! Loose! The blood of Jesus has broken your power. You will loose her and come out of her now. Spirits of fear. Spirits of terror. Spirits of idolatry. Spirits of death. Spirit of witchcraft. Loose her now! Come out. Out. Let her go. Thank You Lord for Your anointing coming on her now. Thank You Jesus. In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, come out of her. Come out. Come out. Just cough it out. Out! You will release her. You will release her now. Release! Let her go. Let her go. Out. Thank You Lord. Thank You Jesus.

“Lord just come upon her now. Thank You Lord. Peace. Peace. Father, we just thank You for Your presence. Look at me. Look at my eyes. Tell me what’s happening in you now. Tell me what you’re feeling. Just talk. Just tell me what you’re feeling. Some things left you.” “It’s hurting her.” “Where’s it hurting? In your stomach? Ok. Just put your hand on your stomach now. Church, I’d like you to reach your hands out to her now. Just pray in tongues now. Thank You Lord. Just touch her.

In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I command you now to come out of her. Come out. That’s right. Cough. Out. Out. Out. Spirits of bitterness. Spirits of hate. Spirits of fear. Go. Go. Go. Go in Jesus’ name. I break generational witchcraft. I break generational agreements with evil spirits. I break it, I break it, I break it. In Jesus’ name, I command you now, spirits of divination, go. Spirits of witchcraft, go. In Jesus’ name, release her, release her. I break the generational curses over your life. I break them. I break them. Thank you Lord. Touch her. Touch. Touch. Holy Spirit come. Thank you Lord.

Alright then, just to help you explain what’s happened. The Lord gave me what’s called a “word of knowledge”. It’s a little bit of knowledge, about one person at one time. He showed me a problem she had all her life; and she showed courage. She came forward. It’s not always easy to do that. What happened is, as I began to speak and command the spirits, they began to manifest and come up out of her. First, there were screams. Then there were tears. Then she began to cough; and the spirits started to come out of her.

So, God has touched her very deeply. It’s quite traumatic to be tormented by spirits all your life. She was troubled with the nightmares from when she was very young. So we know the spirits came in through her family. Night after night she would be tormented by the spirits. It’s very hard to explain that to people. Usually people feel quite ashamed, and they don’t want to tell people they have such a problem. But these were tormenting spirits. Jesus said: the thief comes just to steal, kill and destroy; but He came to give us life.

So tonight, God has started the work of delivering. There’s been a huge degree of freedom, so there is of course grief with this; but she’ll be free from those nightmares. She won’t have to go to sleep with the light on. She won’t have to go to sleep afraid of the dark, because Jesus has conquered the darkness, and brought peace to her. Now, there are other areas that God wants to touch her. So we just allow God’s spirit to continue to work in her life.

There’ll be other people here tonight, also troubled with the same issue; and God wants to set you free as well. Some of you will be troubled with nightmares. Some of you troubled with, like you wake up, and someone’s grabbing you. This is a spirit. This is a demonic spirit. Some of you at night-time will feel like someone’s touching you or molesting you, but there’s no one there. That’s an evil spirit.

God wants to set you free of these things. That’s why Jesus came – to deal with the issue of sin, and then to set us free of tormenting spirits. He wants you to be filled with His spirit. Where His spirit is present, there is peace and joy. You notice when I was praying for some of the other people, that there was a joy came on them. There was a peace came on them, kind of happy. God’s spirit brings great things to our life.

The fruit of God’s spirit in us is: love and joy and peace. Demonic spirits bring turmoil and agitation. God wants us to be free of that. That’s what tonight’s about. It’s about people being set free of spirits. So later on tonight we’ll extend the invitation: that God will set you free also. Amen. Come on let’s give Lord a clap shall we?

[Teaching]

We’re going to have a look at a passage in the Old Testament. We’re going to go to the book of Exodus. We’re going to just look in a couple of places. We’ll first of all look in Exodus 1:13 – 14. Then we’ll look in the book of Exodus 15.

The Bible is a revelation of the unseen spirit world. The Bible helps us to understand there’s an invisible spirit world. That there was a real physical world; and human beings are quite unique. We can live in the physical world; and we can connect with the spiritual world. Jesus came to talk about the kingdom of God. Jesus came to bring the kingdom of heaven to earth.

In the kingdom of heaven, there are no evil spirits. The kingdom of heaven takes on the nature of the king. Jesus is King over the kingdom of heaven, and His kingdom is: full of light; full of life; full of creativity; full of peace; full of joy. It’s an amazing kingdom, and He wants to bring that kingdom to you.

The problem is, there is another kingdom - the kingdom of darkness. When Adam and Eve sinned and rebelled against God, demonic spirits began to manipulate, and govern, and rule over people’s lives; tormenting them with burdens, and problems, and pressures; bringing sickness and affliction to people.

Jesus came to set people free. He said: the Spirit of the Lord anointed Him, and He went about doing good, healing all who were oppressed of the devil. So Jesus ministered to people, and set them free of tormenting spirits, and introduced them to the kingdom of God. In the kingdom of God, there is no sickness, there’s no disease, no torments. Where Jesus rules, His life prevails.

Now we’re going to have a look at a story in the Old Testament. These stories in the Old Testament are pictures of the invisible spiritual world. We can learn from these stories, we can learn about Jesus Christ. We can learn about the hidden spirit world. So we’re going to look at a story of Israel, and we’re going to first of all, look in Egypt, where they were in bondage.

The people of Israel were held as slaves in the land of Egypt. They wanted freedom. They yearned for freedom, but they were dominated by a foreign military power. They were slaves that served taskmasters. They wanted to be free, but they could not be free. They needed someone to deliver them.

This is just like us. Before we come to Christ, we may think we’re free; but we are living in sin, manipulated by evil spirits, and our life is very hard. Our life is served with bondage. Look what it says in verse 13. “So the Egyptians made the children of Israel serve with rigor. And they made their lives bitter with hard bondage—in mortar, in brick, and in all manner of service in the field. All their service, in which they made them serve, was with rigor.”

So we see a group of people who long to be free; but they are ruled over by cruel taskmasters; and they made every part of their life hard and difficult. It says: they made their lives bitter. In other words, the people were hurt. They were abused, they suffered; and they had no way to escape. They were literally slaves in a foreign country; and their heart became very bitter.

When people are in pain, when people suffer in life, and get hurt by others, often they hold resentment and anger and their heart becomes bitter. When our heart becomes bitter, it opens the door for evil spirits to enter, and to cause sickness and diseases.

I prayed for one young man, and he was deeply bitter against his father. He was angry. He was resentful; and he let it go down into his heart. So his life was bitter. He could not appreciate or enjoy the good things, because he had such bitterness in his heart. The result was, a spirit of infirmity came into him; and it began to steal his health. He developed pain in all his joints, his back began to stiffen, and his life gradually came under threat that he would be paralysed. The bitterness in his heart had opened a doorway for evil spirits.

Whenever people are involved in idolatry, or there’s bitterness in the heart, demonic spirits will enter. I have also found wherever there’s idolatry, people serve under those idols, serve under the demons, their lives become bitter. Idols do not offer us any solution. Rather, they make our life harsher. So these people were made very, very, bitter.

God heard their cries, and He sent Moses to them. Moses is a picture of Jesus Christ. A prophetic picture of a deliverer. Moses delivered the people of God out of Egypt. God sent plagues on the Egyptians. Each plague was an attack against the gods they worshipped. The last plague of all, the people of God shed the blood of a lamb; they put the blood on the doors of their house, and a destroyer went through the nation, and everywhere the blood had been applied, the people were spared.

This is a great prophetic picture, that one day Jesus Christ would shed His blood on the cross, would die and give up His life on a cross, that every person who would believe that Jesus shedding His blood was enough to break the power of sin. Every person who by faith receive Christ, the blood Jesus shed would break the power of the devil, break the power of sin, and set them free. So, there came a great day, when the people of Israel left Egypt. They were saved! The Egyptians had been destroyed; and the people of God journeyed full of hope. But God didn’t want to just save them. He wanted to bring them into a place of great blessing; but in order to go into that place of blessing, God needed to change them.

I want you to look with me in Exodus 15; and we’ll read from verse 22. “So Moses brought Israel from the Red Sea; then they went out into the Wilderness of Shur, and they went three days in the wilderness and found no water. Now when they came to Marah, they could not drink the waters of Marah, for they were bitter. Therefore the name of it was called Marah. And the people complained against Moses, saying, “What shall we drink?” So he cried out to the LORD, and the LORD showed him a tree. When he cast it into the waters, the waters were made sweet.” Verse 27 – “Then they came to Elim, where there were twelve wells of water and seventy palm trees; so they camped there by the waters.”

So when we give our life to Jesus Christ, and we begin to follow Christ, not everything is easy. There are often challenges on the way. God is leading us in a journey to blessing; but He wants to change you. He wants to free you of bitterness in your heart. So God saw all of these people come out of Egypt; and they were rejoicing and celebrating; but God knew they still had a slave mentality. They still thought like slaves. They still fought like a victim. So God wanted to change them. He wanted to free them from slave thinking. He wanted them to become sons and children, and enter in an inheritance; but in order to enter their inheritance, they needed to change.

God has many things planned for you; but you need to grow. You need to let God work in your life. Sometimes there are hindrances in our hearts, hindrances in our life. Sometimes there are bondages in our life. We had them before we were saved; and after we got saved, God says: I want to change you. I want to free you. I want you to experience the kingdom of heaven now. So how am I going to do that?

Notice what happened here. The people just had a great experience, a victory. They’ve had 3 days with no water. It’s hard to walk in the desert with no water. They were thirsty. They suffered temporary lack. You see, God could see something they couldn’t see. God saw them come free, and God had planned the journey for them. God knew there were some sweet water, wells, and palm trees. God had already provided for them. It’s just they couldn’t see it. So when they experienced 3 days with no water, they became very distressed; and what was in their heart came up. The waters they drank were quite bitter, and so what did they do?

Difficulties are opportunities to grow. Notice what happened. It says: the people complained. They were bitter after years of slavery. So as soon as difficulty came, what was in their heart came up. God wanted to change their heart; but before you can change, you must see the need for change. Sometimes we experience some difficulties in life, and then an opportunity to see what is in our heart, an opportunity to grow and change. The people were bitter; they saw themselves as a victim. God wanted them to be healed; He wanted to release the bitterness they held.

When people come to know Jesus Christ, often they’ve had years of painful experiences, that have caused their heart to become bitter: Family experiences; broken marriages; broken relationships; disappointments. Now, if you ask a person: are you bitter? “Not me. Oh no. I go to church. I read the Bible. No, no, no. I wouldn’t be bitter. Why do you ask that?” So people can be bitter, and not be aware of it; but pressure and difficulties cause what’s in our heart to come up.

There are several ways you can recognise bitterness. The first one is seen here – complaining. If you hear someone complaining, they’re bitter. Do you know anyone that complains? “Oh, it’s that person next to you isn’t it? It’s not me! I would never complain.”

You notice the second thing they did is: they blamed. Bitter people want to blame someone. Bitter people are always looking for someone to blame. If I blame you, you are the reason that I’m so angry. You make me so angry! It’s all your fault, you know. It’s not my fault. Hello - it’s my anger! If you’re angry - it’s your anger. No one makes you angry - you get angry all by yourself!

You can tell when people are bitter - there are a number of evidences of bitterness. Let me just share with you what they are. You notice here, they complained against Moses. Let me share with you some of the evidence of bitterness. 1.) Complaining. 2.) Blaming others. 3.) Lack of joy.

Bitter people can’t laugh, you know. They’re very bitter and sour. It shows on their face. You look at the face, lots of frowns. Their lips, it looks like they’re sucking a lemon. As they get older, it gets worse. It shows on the face more. All that frowning, all that bitterness, lack of ability to laugh, to have joy.

Here’s another sign: a lack of gratitude. People who are bitter aren’t thankful. They focus on what they don’t have; rather than what they do have. A person who is free of bitterness, is thankful: “I’m so blessed. I have so many wonderful blessings.”

But these people couldn’t be joyful, and couldn’t be thankful. Instead of saying: “Oh, thank you for getting us out of Egypt. Thank You Jesus”; it was: “Hey, why no water? It’s all your fault. You led us here. How come you lead us here? I think you want to kill us. We should go back.” See - lack of gratitude. Here’s what happens: lack of gratitude; and often there’s judgements.

People who’re bitter make a lot of judgements. They’re very critical, finding fault. These are evidences of bitterness. Bitter people can’t enter and experience God’s blessing unless they deal with the bitterness.

Israel was bitter. Their bitterness caused them continued cycles of failure and defeat. When you’re bitter, you usually can’t see it, but the fruit shows up: blame; no joy, can’t celebrate; lack of gratitude; judging. Always wanting more; never satisfied.

There are sharp, cutting words. Oh yeah - when someone is bitter, there’s a sharpness in their words. You can feel the sword go through you. There’s an example in the Bible of a woman and a man, the man’s name was David. His wife’s name was Michal. Michal was Saul’s daughter. David was Saul’s son-in-law.

Both of them were deeply hurt by King Saul. So what King Saul did was this – King Saul was envious of David, so he chased him away. He put a reward on him – kill on sight; dangerous fugitive - shoot to kill; chased him through the land. If David made any friends, he’d kill the friends. He chased him right out of the country.

Then, he did something else: he took David’s wife, and gave her to another man. She’s still got a husband, she loves her husband, but he drags her away, gives her to another man. It breaks her heart - she’s forced to sleep with a man she doesn’t love. Forced to go through a marriage she should never have gone through.

So David went on that way, and she went on this way; but God had a destiny for them, that together they would rule Israel. Eventually, God brought them back together. Eventually, God made way for David to be restored and become king.

Now David has been badly treated. He’s been hurt very deeply. He’s been rejected. He’s been falsely accused. His friends have been killed. He’s been hunted down. But his heart was free of bitterness. How was his heart free of bitterness? He forgave. He reached out for the goodness of God. He said: God is good to me; I will show grace and forgive.

So when the opportunity came to kill Saul, he would not. He says: God can deal with Saul. I put my life in the Lord’s hand. Mostly when people are hurt, they want to get revenge. Someone was telling me, for the Chinese, ten years not too long to wait for revenge. So he had his ten years, but there’s no revenge in his heart. When the time comes for him to be king, he brings the ark of God, and he is full of joy. He’s celebrating, he’s rejoicing, his heart is free; and he wants to bless King Saul’s family. He’s grateful to God for blessing. There’s no bitterness in him - his spirit is free.

But his wife was very bitter. She did not reach out to God and bring grace into her situation. So the Bible says in 2 Samuel 6: She looked out the window. What’s this? She was unable to experience the blessing of God. The greatest revival in Israel’s history, and she is looking through the window, not being part of it. Bitterness will keep you out of the presence of God. Bitterness will leave you tormented.

Second thing, she looked, and she sees her husband; and she despised him in her heart. She looked down on him, because bitterness is in her heart. When David came home, he’s full of joy, full of gratitude, full of thankfulness to the Lord. He came home to bless his household; but his wife says: “Oh, you’re the king, and you carry on like this! Why you do this? You make a fool of yourself.” Bitter! “Geh geh geh” like that. You know what I’m talking about? You heard someone do that? Sometimes I’ll hear people do that. “Geh geh geh!” It’s like a sword. Stab. Stab. Stab. Words have power of life and death.

So one is sweet; one is bitter. One is enjoying God’s blessing; one is outside God’s blessing. Each had a choice as to how they would respond to difficulties. One forgave, and came into blessing. The other, it says of Michal, because she was so bitter, she remained barren all her life. She was never able to produce any fruit in her life. Bitterness will leave you unfruitful, and it will defile your relationship. Her marriage became empty. Her life became empty, and she died in bitterness, with her dreams unfulfilled, because she never dealt with bitterness in her heart.

Unfortunately, this is true of many Christians. We let the hurts of our past remain in our heart. We stay bitter against parents – father, mother, people who’ve hurt us – rather than choosing to release and forgive. The Bible says in Ephesians 4 – don’t grieve the Spirit of God; don’t let any bitterness, or anger, or wrath, or malice get into your heart; but rather, be kind, be tender-hearted, forgiving one another.

One of the greatest problems I have seen among Christians is bitterness - roots of bitterness. It shows up with: complaining and blaming; inability to celebrate, lack of joy; unable to celebrate someone else’s victory. When someone else gets promoted, if your heart is free – you say: “Hey, wonderful. I’m so glad you’re promoted. Oh, you buy that new Mercedes? Wonderful, I’m so glad.” But when bitterness is in the heart: “Oh, how come he is promoted? How come he has a Mercedes, and I have no Mercedes.”

Bitterness stops you celebrating with others. Bitterness focuses your heart on injustice, rather than on the goodness of God. Over and over and over again, God wanted them to deal with bitterness, with the deep resentment that comes out of years of living in bondage. You can’t afford to be bitter. You can’t afford to let anger stay in your heart. You can’t afford to harbour resentments. You can’t afford to harbour unforgiveness. Jesus taught this in Matthew 18:35, He said that when people are unforgiving, demonic spirits have a right to enter and torment them.

So, what did God do in this situation? Look at this. Just watch this now. God already planned the waterfall. God was not holding out on them. He already had a water plan. But before they got to God’s water plan, there was just a little dry period; and up came the bitterness. Look what happens. It says: Moses cried to the Lord, and the Lord showed him a tree, and when he cast the tree in the water, the bitter waters become sweet.

God knew that they would face the hardship. He knew they would face difficulty; but He’s already made a provision. It’s just they couldn’t see it. God had to open their eyes, that He had a tree. That tree is a picture of the cross. When Jesus died on the cross, He took injustice, He took sin, and He said – “Father, forgive them.” When you and I suffer injustices, suffer hurts and disappointments, we need to come to the cross and say: “Jesus, as You forgave me, I forgive them. I bring Your cross into this situation to make my bitterness sweet.

Joseph had every reason to be bitter; but he found Christ in the middle of it. He was betrayed, thrown in prison, he was falsely accused, he was jailed, he was ignored; and when he came out and saw his brothers, he said: “Don’t be hard on yourselves - it wasn’t you who sent me here - it’s God who had a plan for my life. It was God who sent me here - I needed these experiences to prepare me for my destiny.” His heart was free of bitterness. His heart was free of unforgiveness. He saw that God had a purpose in the difficulty - to prepare him for greatness.

Now, listen to me. God wants to change you; but to change, you have to recognise what the issue is, that God wants to deal with. Some of you are harbouring unforgiveness and bitterness – against a husband, against a wife, against a father, against a mother, against an older brother or sister, against an uncle, against some teacher, some spiritual leader.

As you go to pray, you keep being troubled by this person, tormented by spirits; and you notice when pressure comes on you, instead of turning to God - you complain. You blame. You can’t laugh and enjoy life. You don’t seem to be able to celebrate others’ success, because there’s bitterness in your heart. When it comes to the presence of God, it seems somehow you’re not able to access. It seems in your spiritual life you’re not very productive. Your relationships are full of conflict.

Maybe the problem is not the other people. Maybe the problem is in your own heart, and God wants to hear you. In order to be set free, it’s very very simple. I need to come to Jesus Christ. I need to repent of holding these deep attitudes in my heart, and release forgiveness to those who’ve hurt me; and as I release forgiveness, God’s power is released to deliver me. I have found one of the most common reasons people are sick and why they’re depressed, and why they don’t get delivered – it’s bitterness.

God wants you to be freed. You just have to make a decision tonight, if you will come to the cross of Christ and release forgiveness. “But well it’s so not fair”. It isn’t fair. Forgiveness means: I release the debt, because God has forgiven me much, I will forgive others and bless them. Jesus said: “Bless those who curse you. Pray for those who despitefully use you.”

If you have someone who’s been cursing you, forgive them and bless you. “I don’t want to.” No. That’s bitterness that’s saying that. If someone has used you, and hurt you, and manipulated you, and damaged you, then pray for them. “I don’t want to do that.” That’s because of bitterness, so you’re the one who’s tormented.

Tonight you can be free of that. God wants to set many, many people free tonight of bitterness; resentment; unforgiveness. You’ve just got to make a decision: “It’s time for change. I will come tonight to the cross. I will let go of my hurt, and my heartache. I will let go of my sorrows. I will release forgiveness. I will start of bless instead of curse.” Will that change the other person? Not at all; but it will change you, and you can be free.

As we pray for people, many people will be set free of all kinds of tormenting spirits. Listen, I have found that whenever people are involved in idolatry, there is bitterness. Whenever people are involved with evil spirits, there is bitterness. Whenever people have been involved in sexual relationships, there is bitterness. Whenever people have suffered at the hands of others, there is bitterness. But Jesus can make the bitter waters sweet. He can turn your life around, and you can be a blessing for others.

Here’s the most interesting scripture: Now, the God of all comfort, comforts you in your distress, so you can comfort others, in the same way God comforted you.

Let’s just close our eyes right now. Firstly, I want to extend an invitation to any person here tonight who’s not yet a Christian – you have not yet received Jesus. I’m inviting you tonight to come to Jesus Christ. Jesus said: Everyone who received Him, everyone who believed on Him, He gave the right to become a child of God.

So tonight if you’re here, and you’re not a Christian, there’s a spiritual vacuum in your life. It can only be filled by relationship with God. Jesus invites you into relationship with Him, and to become a partner with Him, in changing the lives of others. He said: “Come, follow Me. I’ll make you to become a fisher of men. Come, follow Me. I’ll change you, and your life will be sweet to people. Come follow Me, you won’t walk in darkness. I will have the light of God’s life. Come follow Me.”

That’s Jesus’ invitation tonight. The Bible says: “God so loved the world (loved you), that He sent Jesus Christ to die on the cross for your sins, that whoever would believe in Him, would not perish but have eternal life.

This is what I want you to do – you’ve been here in the meeting tonight, you’ve felt the presence of God, you’ve seen the Spirit of God touch people, you’ve see joy come into people’s lives like an invisible river from heaven. You’ve also seen a young woman set free of tormenting spirits. God is real. It’s not my power. It’s the Spirit of God; and that same Spirit that brought joy to people, that set that young woman free, is here for you.

Here’s what I want you to do now – every person wishing to receive Jesus Christ, please raise your hand tonight. Raise your hand and let me know. “I want to receive Jesus.” Just put your hand up. Put your hand up wherever you are. This is an important decision, to receive Jesus, to become a Christian.

This is what we’re going to do now: in a moment everyone will stand; and we will begin to clap and celebrate; and every person who put their hand up, and even those who didn’t put their hand up, if you’re wanting to receive Jesus tonight, to open your life for God to forgive you, this is what I want you to do. Make your way up to the front, make a row facing me, and I will lead you in a simple prayer. If you brought someone, and they don’t know Jesus, ask them if they’d like you to come up with them.

Praise the Lord. I’m so glad you came tonight. Jesus knows each one of you. He knows you by name. Each one of you is a person he knows. He knows your struggles. He knows the difficulties you’ve faced. He knows what challenges are in your life. He knows where you’ve failed, and He loves you. He loves you. He gave His life on the cross for you. The Bible says: in heaven, there’s great rejoicing when the sinner comes and responds to Christ. So right now in heaven, there is rejoicing.

I’m going to lead you now in a prayer, and when we pray this prayer, the prayer’s just talking to God. God will hear and respond. I want you to just close your eyes. Close your eyes. When you close your eyes, you can just be aware God is near us. When you speak, He will hear you. He will forgive you. His peace will come in your heart. He will take away the shame of failures, of things you’ve done, of things that were done to you. He loves you. Church, would you help us with this prayer? Let’s pray together. I want you to listen and speak these words out.

“Father in Heaven, I come to You in Jesus’ name. Thank You for loving me. Thank You for accepting me. Thank You for sending Jesus to die on the cross for my sins, and to rise again from the dead. I turn away from sin. I turn away from false gods. Jesus I receive You as my Saviour. Please forgive all of my sins. I receive forgiveness now. I receive Your Spirit into my heart, and I give You my life today. Before heaven and earth I declare Jesus Christ is my Saviour and Lord, and my friend forever. Amen.”

Thank You Lord. Just keep your eyes closed. Shortly after this, we’re going to pray for people to be set free, pray for people to be healed, but this is a special moment. God loves you. Touch her Lord. Pour Your love upon her life.

[Ministry]

I break the hold of this spirit. I command it in Jesus’ name. Lord touch this dear lady. In the name of the Lord Jesus, I break the power of cancer in your body. I curse every trace of cancer. I command healing to flow, in Jesus’ name. Touch her Lord. Touch. Touch her Lord right now. Release.

Praise the Lord. Let’s just worship the Lord. Worship the Lord together. It’s a great joy to see people get saved, to give their life to Jesus Christ. We want to pray for people to be delivered of spirits. We want to pray a deliverance prayer. Some of you here tonight have come for healing. Some of you have come for deliverance. I want you to listen how the ministry will happen...

We will get you to line, in a row facing the front. Then what we will do is this: if you have sickness in your body, please put your hand on the part where there’s sickness, so we recognise you’re sick. After we’ve prayed for you, check whether there’s any change in your body. So if you need prayer for sickness, put your hand on your body. Otherwise just come into the row. If we see you with your hand on your body, we’ll know the prayer is for sickness, for healing. If you don’t have your hand on your body, we will know it’s deliverance you need. Let’s just worship the Lord while people start to get their place.

While you are waiting, worship the Lord. Don’t be passive. Look to Jesus for your healing or deliverance. Look to Him for your miracle. Keep your eyes closed. Focus your attention on Jesus. Before I lead you in a prayer, this is a deliverance prayer. If there’s any bitterness in your heart; if there’s sin; or there’s things you know you’ve done wrong - ask Jesus to forgive you right now. Just confess it to Him. Is there someone you need to forgive? Release forgiveness right now. Maybe there’s sickness because you’re unforgiving?

So just while we’re just worshipping quietly, “Jesus please forgive me”. Talk to Him, tell Him what’s happened. Bitterness, anger; hate; jealousy; unforgiveness; rebellion; addiction; idolatry; spiritism. Whatever it is, “Jesus forgive me”. It’s very important you do this. Is there anyone who has hurt you, and you’re holding something in your heart against them? Forgive them. Release them. Just release them right now. “Father I forgive. I forgive.”

This is what we will do. I will lead you in the miracle prayer. At the end of that prayer, you begin to worship the Lord. When we come and lay hands on you, stop praying. Stop praying. Just receive the miracle. Receive healing in your body. Then, check your body. See what change has happened. If it’s deliverance you’re needing, then just breathe out heavily. God will set you free. Are we ready now? Just follow me in this prayer.

“Father in heaven I come to you in Jesus’ name. I confess Jesus Christ is my Saviour and Lord. I’m redeemed by the blood of Jesus from every curse, every evil spirit, every sickness, all the power of sin. I belong to Jesus Christ. I renounce all curses over my life. I cancel them now in Jesus’ name. I ask You Lord to forgive me. I ask You Lord to make me clean. I ask You Lord to heal me, to deliver me. From my heart I forgive those who’ve hurt me. I forgive them and release them. Lord set me free now. Satan go from my life in Jesus’ name.”

Let us begin to worship the Lord. “In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I speak to every demonic spirit – spirits of witchcraft, spirits of idolatry, spirits of death, spirits of bitterness and hate, spirits of infirmity. I command you to go. I command you to loose people today. Lord we release Your power. Lord touch people tonight. Delivering, healing, releasing people. In Jesus’ mighty name.”



Traumatic Experiences (6 of 8)  

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Many problems we have in life come from traumatic experiences, which have often happened in early childhood: in the womb; early childhood; or during school years. These experiences tend to shut us down, and control the memory of the trauma. We do not realise that these experiences are actually controlling you: relationships; reactions; and approach to life. The effect of these traumatic experiences can only be overcome and healed through prayer; by exchanging old memory pictures with scripture memorisation; and by inviting the Holy Spirit and the truth into the situation - for total restoration in Jesus name!

Traumatic Experiences (6 of 8)

[Intro/Review]

Great to see what God is doing. I want to try to conclude with a teaching part in this first session, so we have room to work with the Holy Spirit in the second session. So, if we just go back again and just quickly outline what we did – we looked at Jesus’ teaching on deliverance; how deliverance is a manifestation of the kingdom; and that in order to minister deliverance, a person has to work with the Holy Spirit, and it requires faith to do that - you must believe that when you come to pray for someone, something will happen. Then we looked at Jesus teaching on what happens after a person is delivered, and we saw that demons, once they’re cast out, will try to re-establish a hold again.

So, we concluded from that, that it’s important a person make changes in their life, so that there’s no structure for the demon to come back to. That meant we need to think beyond just casting out demons, to demolishing demonic structures in the person’s life. We identified 3 major roots that demons use – legal rights, traumatic experiences, and then reactions to traumatic experiences. We saw that there are certain foundations; the bases upon which someone gets free.

The first is the work Jesus did for us - Jesus at the cross, redeemed us. So, you’ll find sometimes the demon will argue – the person belongs to them; so we have to be able to contend, and hold the word of God – this person belongs to Jesus. We saw that there are also personal foundations - we must prepare the person for deliverance; and failure to get a person delivered usually is because we haven’t prepared them very well.

We saw that the person must first recognise what the problem is, and take responsibility for their part in it. If a person won’t recognise what the problem is, and take ownership, you can’t move them any further. All personal change starts when we recognise the need for the change, and take responsibility for our part in it; and we saw so many times that people will come and want you to fix them, but they don’t want to take ownership of why they’re in this mess in the first place. As a minister of deliverance, we need to help them see how they got where they are, and what their part is in getting free.

We saw that: one, the person needs to repent of sin, and confess it. They must turn from sin, and bring it to the cross. Two, they must release forgiveness, and also receive forgiveness. Sometimes people have difficulty forgiving themselves. So forgiveness – firstly receiving forgiveness for themselves; and then release it to others who have hurt them. If a person won’t release forgiveness, they tend to remain in bondage, and you can’t easily set them free.

We saw also, the importance of people renouncing bondages in their life. To renounce means to speak words to cancel something that’s been constructed. So for example, if a person has worshipped an idol, and served an idol, and come into an agreement with a demon, they need to speak words that cancel this agreement. If a person has been dedicated to an idol or a demon, they need to speak words to cancel it. Jesus said: “The words I speak are spirit and life”. So, words are very important.

We saw also, the need for people to actively resist. They can’t be passive (oh, just do something to me). There’s a spiritual warfare that goes on around deliverance; and people must be willing to resist – to make a stand against the devil, and on the side of reaching out to Jesus for freedom.

So, we looked then at some of the structures in the heart; some of the bondages that get established in people’s lives; just so we could identify them, so we would know what needs to be dealt with.

We talked about soul ties – attachments in the soul to people, images, and things. We talked about bitter root judgements, or beliefs in the heart. We talked about inner vows, word curses, where people curse themselves, or they receive cursings from others.

We also shared that when people have trauma, this affects them as well, and traumas have to be dealt with. So, we saw some of the bondages in the heart – soul ties, bitter judgements and expectations, inner vows, traumatic pictures, and word curses. Sometimes people put burdens or expectations on people.

Then we started to look at how you address the doors of entry; and we looked at several specific doors. Generational curses – it’s established over a family when someone does something; it’s dismantled when someone deals with it. We saw that the curse is dismantled when someone, as a representative of the family, owns up to the sin, brings it to the cross, and holds the cross of Christ between them and this problem. We suggested that if you’re going to diagnose problems, always identify where it began, because that’ll be a clue to generational curses.

We shared that occultic practises and idolatry open the way for demons. We saw that sexual sin opens the way for evil spirits. We saw patterns (or habits) of sin: anger, bitterness, hatred, unforgiveness, rebellion, bitter judgements. All of these create doorways for spirits to enter a person’s life.

[Main Content]

So, now what I want to do is I want to look just briefly at the area of traumatic experiences. Then I want to show you some steps to how to find if a person’s got the root of the problem; and then how we focus on freedom or helping the person walk out of it.

So, we need to look at the area of trauma. It’s a big area, and I’m learning my way into that right now, because I have found that many of the problems people have began when they were very young; and often it began with a traumatic or painful experience.

So, a trauma is an overwhelming emotional experience. It’s an experience that overwhelms the emotions and soul; and it leaves an indelible imprint in the person’s memory.

Now, there can be many traumatic experiences ranging from mild to quite severe; and different people react in different ways. You need to understand this – people don’t forget what happened to them - the more painful the experience, the more deeply it’s imbedded in their memory. So if an experience is of a major one, and extremely painful, or it’s a prolonged one, then it imbeds in the memory.

For example, the person has a motor accident. The shock sometimes is so great, that the whole of the mind shuts down, and it’s like it doesn’t remember what happened. So you talk to someone who’s had maybe a motor accident, and they remember before and after, but they don’t remember the accident. Actually, they do have memory of the accident, it’s just they’re not conscious of it. It was such a trauma, that the memory gets dispersed through their body.

When a person has a traumatic experience, they have a memory imprinted in them; and the memory consists of these things: it’s chemically imprinted into the body; and demonic spirits use it as a doorway of entry. When a person has a traumatic experience, there is first of all, a memory or a picture. The memory of the trauma is made up of these things.

1.) There’s a picture. There is an image. There is something they remember vividly. If you were to think back into your life, can you remember a very embarrassing situation at school or a very embarrassing or painful situation in your life? Most can remember something. What happens is, a picture comes up. So your memory retains the trauma first as a picture.

2.) Firstly there’s the memory of the experience; and secondly: how the person interpreted the experience. What did this mean to them? For example, for a person who was sexually abused, there’s the picture of the experience, the memory of all the smells and sights and sounds and feelings of it; and there’s how they interpret it - what did this mean? I’m powerless. I’m worthless. Men will hurt me. There’s the reaction that the person makes; like an inner vow. I’ll never trust anyone.

So, within the memory of the trauma, there’s: a picture, a belief they formed about it; and a reaction to it. The picture, feelings, what they believed; and how they responded. All of it is contained in the trauma.

So, for example, when you have a person who is sexually abused, they have a picture of the abuser and what happened; there’s the feelings and sounds and smells and sights - all of that is remembered. Then what they believed about this thing: “I’m powerless. I’m useless. I’m worthless. It’s my fault.” Then, how they reacted – “I must never tell anyone. I’ll never let men get near me. You can never trust men.” So, those heart reactions we talked about. So when a person has a trauma, all of those are in the trauma. Particularly powerful is the picture, and what they interpreted that picture to mean.

Now, later on a person can control it all, and bury it all. Later on they may see something, or hear something, or smell something, and it triggers the memory; and all the emotions come back up to the surface, flooding up. I’ll give you just a simple example. Late last year, one of my daughters who lives in Indonesia, miscarried after 5 months. I left and went immediately to be with them, to comfort them, and also to take a service, and to walk them through the process. So after a long trip on the plane – I get off, a little bit of time, then we have a service and a few days, very busy days. I had to keep all my own feelings managed, because I’m there to serve people. Then I came home, it’s Christmas, I’ve got lots of things to do.

About 4 weeks later, I was sitting watching a television, and a song came up – Amazing Grace; and I just began to weep and weep and weep, because the last time I heard that, was in the service we held in my daughter’s home. So I had pushed down all the grief of the experience, but hearing the song again triggered off the memory, and up came all the grief that I had buried; and I could vividly picture being in the room, seeing her singing, and my grandchild dead in the box. It was time for me to grieve and to let go. So, it’ll be just as simple as something like that.

Now, my daughter who went through a huge grief over this situation, and particularly the way they do the cremations, there was quite a traumatic experience for her. So, she was left almost in shock; and I said: “It is important for you, that you see this from God’s point of view. It’s important you have a different picture, because the last picture you had was deeply distressing for you.” I said: “You need God to put a different picture inside you. You can’t remove the memories people have. What you can do is open the way for God to show them a different picture.”

So when we go through a painful experience, we have a limited perspective – what we see is very around our own pain. So, one of the ways you approach a trauma, is to invite the Holy Spirit to take the person back into the experience, and to show them Jesus in the middle of it. This takes some willingness on the part of the person, to be willing to let the Holy Spirit go there. Most people just try to bury the memory and the pain. It’s like locking it up in a room, and then just not letting anyone in. They just try to control the pain.

So I encourage them, if you’ll just let Jesus into that room of that memory, if you’ll let Him come into that room, and be willing to go there again and feel the pain, He will speak to you and comfort you, and He’ll change that situation for you. So, with my daughter, I asked her to close her eyes and to look into that picture of what she saw, and to invite Jesus to come into it. She saw immediately. She saw Jesus standing there, and she saw Him grieving, and she saw Him pick up her child, and hold her child in His arms. He smiled at her and spoke to her; and immediately the grief all subsided, because instead of the memory of a casket going into flames, she had a memory of Jesus taking her child. It brought a deep release for her.

So, when a person has a traumatic experience, they need the Holy Spirit to reveal Jesus in that experience. If you think of in the Old Testament, I think its 2 Kings 6 - Elijah’s servant looked out, and they were surrounded by the Syrian army, and he was terrified. So when he looked at his experience, it was overwhelming, and he was filled with fear; and he cried out in fear to his master. He didn’t know what to do; and Elijah prayed this way: “Lord open his eyes, so he can see what he hasn’t seen. Open his eyes, so he can just see there’s more for us, than against us.” The Holy Spirit opened his eyes, and he saw in the spiritual realm from God’s perspective, he saw the presence of all the angels. He still could see the army, but now he could see something else. He could see the overwhelming power of God on his side, and he came to peace.

This is how, one of the major ways, that God heals traumatic pictures. I usually explain to the person that they’ve just put this memory in a room and locked it up. I explain they’ve tried to save themselves. I ask them to be willing to go back to remember what they didn’t want to remember; and invite Jesus to come in. So, often the person will start to weep as they remember; and then I ask them: “Look and see where Jesus is. What is He doing? What is His face like? What is He saying?” I get the person just to talk to me, what they’re seeing. What happens is, a different picture comes in; and it overwhelms and changes the memory. It shifts it, and puts something in that wasn’t there, and that’s the last thing they remember.

For example, I had one girl, and she had been adopted when she was 5. She shared her testimony to the church that she’d been adopted, and how when she heard our testimony and she came to Christ. When I heard her testimony, I said: “Look, I feel the Lord put on my heart to pray for you. He wants to heal you. Can you remember the day your mother gave you up?” This is what she said: “I remember it vividly.” In other words, it’s a picture in her mind; and in that picture is a lot of grief. In that memory is a picture of her mother handing her over to a stranger. A huge amount of grief; and she questions: why she do this? What’s wrong with me? I must be bad, because I’m being given away. All kinds of things were in her mind.

So I said: “I’d like you to do this. Just to close your eyes, and to allow yourself to remember that experience” and she began to cry. She remembered the experience, and she began to just weep in front of us all. Then I said: “Look and see if you can see Jesus.” She said: “I can see Him.” I said: “What does He look like?” She said: “He’s weeping. He’s very sad about what’s happening.” I said: “Why don’t you just reach out to Him?” Now, I didn’t expect her to literally reach out. It’s like she reached out like that, and then she froze; and she remained there like that for an hour and a half, standing in a meeting just like this. Just down on the ground like that, frozen for an hour and a half.

You just can’t do that. It’s impossible to do that, and hold your hand out like that. She was literally caught up in a vision, and then I just preached; held an alter-call for salvation; we got people to stand around her, so she didn’t get bumped. Then suddenly she just came out of it like that; and I said: “What happened?” She had been in an encounter with Jesus. I said: “What did He say to you?” “He said to me: it’s not my fault.” All these years she had believed the lie: ‘it’s my fault’, and she was tormented by spirits. When Jesus spoke to her the truth –“it’s not your fault. You’re not a bad person. I love you. I’ll never leave you.” Jesus spoke with her. I saw her the next day, and I actually didn’t recognise her, she looked so different. There was a joy and a life in her.

I remember praying for another girl who’d been sexually abused and I asked: “Are you willing to go and remember what happened?” She began to weep, described the scene, and described her father coming into the room. I said: “Now look for Jesus”; and she saw Him, she began to weep. She said: “He’s full of compassion. He’s weeping, because He sees what’s happening, and He’s very sad.” I said: “Keep your eyes fixed on Jesus, looking for what He does and says.” She just interacted. She said: “He’s coming towards me. He’s standing between me and my father, and I can’t see my father now. Jesus says He’ll protect me.”

So, she was totally transformed. Within a space of about 3 weeks, she was greatly reconciled with her father. So, she got healed from the trauma. The picture of the trauma was replaced with a picture of something different. Now, sometimes there are demons inside the trauma, there are soul ties to the trauma. So when you feel the Holy Spirit lead, break the soul tie to the trauma, and command spirits to come out; but let the Holy Spirit do the work of revealing Jesus.

Often people are incredibly angry, very bitter, and they need to be lead through prayers of forgiveness. So, the core of the trauma is a picture, feelings that go with the picture, the way the person interprets it, and what they believed, and then their reaction. So the reaction – people repent of that. The lie is replaced by them seeing the truth and hearing the truth; and sometimes they just need to re-live it, and the soul tie broken.

I encourage you to try this sometime. I encourage you, if someone has gone through a painful experience, to ask them to invite Jesus to come into the experience and heal them. You might be surprised how easy it is, and how very quickly people can be set free. I prayed for one woman who was grieving over an abortion; and she saw Jesus standing, holding her baby. Tears began to come down, and Jesus spoke these words to her: “You need to forgive yourself.” He’s already forgiven her, but she wouldn’t forgive herself.

So, these areas you’ll find many people have got all kinds of experiences; and it’s always got a picture, feelings that go with the picture, beliefs that go with the picture, and a reaction. The belief is changed by seeing and hearing the truth; the reaction is changed by repentance; and demons are just cast out.

Let me give you just some situations of trauma, just so you’ve got some ideas what you may be looking for. If I give you a list of some typical trauma experiences that people have, when you are working with people, you’ll know something to look for. So, remember, a trauma is a negative picture that’s imprinted into the person’s memory because of some painful experience. What is a trauma for one person may mean nothing to another.

So, I’ll just give you some of the typical ones, or ones that we have experienced in ministry. Firstly, pre-natal experiences... Prenatal means the child’s in the womb. So a child in the womb that’s rejected can become quite traumatised, and have memories that last all of their life. For the last hundred years or so, people have believed that all of the experience, or memory and identity of the child, is in the brain; so if the brain hasn’t been formed, then they have no awareness. The last 4 or 5 years, experiences or research with ultrasonic scanning of the child realises that’s not true. When a child is in the womb, it is deeply aware of the mother and the environment.

A child unwanted in the womb, experiences deep rejection. A girl in the womb who comes to realise both parents want a boy, experiences deep rejection in the womb, and can be demonised from that point. A child in the womb is deeply aware of the mother’s emotional state, and so it can be traumatised if the mother has deep anxiety or fear, or there are conflicts in the home. So a child in the womb is aware when the mother’s speaking to it; when the mother’s speaking to the husband; when the father’s speaking to it; and when the father’s speaking to the mother. The child is aware of these things.

So, if the pregnancy has complications, for example the mother gets toxaemia, the baby is traumatised by the fear of death. If there’s an attempted abortion, the child is aware of it, and remembers it. If there’s been a previous abortion, the child is aware of it, and is affected even while it’s in the womb. So only the Holy Spirit can reveal if the issues go right to the prenatal experience.

Sometimes birth traumas can leave an imprint on the child. Premature birth, the cord wrapped around the child’s neck, sometimes the force of delivery can be very difficult, and traumatises the child. If there’s no bonding with the mother, the child can be quite traumatised.

People tend to think because the baby can’t speak, it doesn’t know. The reality is, children are very vulnerable, and demonic spirits can enter them, and they can be traumatised. There can be childhood traumas e.g. a child is adopted, or abandoned, or rejected. If there’s turmoil in the family; physical or verbal abuse; frightening experiences. A divorce can traumatise a child. Serious sickness, or long sickness; surgery; accidents. The death of someone in the family or a close friend. School experiences. When we talk with people we find most remember very painful experiences from school. Broken relationships. Accidents. A miscarriage can be a trauma. An abortion is always a trauma.

So, there is all kinds of ways that people can experience a shock to their system. Demons use that to come in and then torment the person. So, when you are working with people, look for the possibility there may be a trauma of some kind in their life, a powerful negative picture. So, we have to ask the Holy Spirit to bring these things to the surface as we talk with people. I’ll just show you some steps to follow in this. So, traumatic experiences create these problems. 1.) The picture, the memories, the feelings, the reactions, the beliefs. 2.) Sometimes the person is soul tied to the trauma and you just need to break the soul tie. 3.) Sometimes there are demons attached into the trauma, and once you minister into the person, then you can cast the demon out.

So we’ve now looked at a range of doorways for demons to come in. So, if you are trying now, or sitting with a person, and trying to work out what is the person’s problem, so let me give you some steps for diagnosis. Usually when someone comes to you they’ve got a problem. “Please help me.” So, you have to ask questions and listen. If someone comes with a problem, you begin to inquire, like you’re searching for contributing roots to the problem. So, whatever problem the person has, we begin to ask a number of questions.

We are looking for several things, and so we’re looking for root systems that support the problem, and allow the evils to be in there. Our approach in ministry is: tear down the demonic house - remove the demonic house; then cast out the demons. So remember what the demonic house is made up of: it could be generational curses; it could be patterns of sin; it could be reactions, like soul-ties and bitter inner judgements; or it could be made up of traumatic experiences.

So, this is how we would approach it. “Tell me what the problem is. How is it affecting you? How long have you had this problem?” When you ask the question ‘how long’, you can begin to find whether this was a generational problem. Here’s what we would look for in diagnosing the problem.

1.) Is this a generational issue? In other words, is there a generational curse operating? Do members of the family have the same problem? So when you’re talking to the person about their problem, did other members of the family have the same problem? How long have you had this? Often the clue to where to look is found in when the problem started. So it’s like we’re searching. We’re trying to gather information, and we’re listening to the Holy Spirit. He may prompt you to ask random questions. So, number 1: is this a generational problem?

2.) Are you soul-tied to some person or event? Is there someone who contributed to this problem, and you are attached to them? So the problem may be a soul-tie to someone sexually; a soul tie to someone who abused them; or a soul tie to someone who abandoned them. So are there any soul ties? Are there any bitter roots – unforgiveness? Are there any bitter roots present; or bitter judgements against someone? “I can never trust men. Men will always let you down.” Are there any bitter expectations? So you’ve got to ask the questions, and try and find these problems. Has the person made any inner vows? “I’ll never do this, I’ll never do that.” Did you make any inner vows?

Maybe it comes up with nothing, but you just mentally have some things you’re looking for. Are there any word curses in the person’s life? They cursed themselves; or a death wish of some kind? Are there things they’ve been saying to themselves? Are there words others spoke over them? You’re looking for that, it may contribute to the problem. Are there any habits of sin - patterns of destructive sin? Are there any of those? Are there any traumas? Are there any pictures in their mind that are creating negative memories, negative pain. Then, what kind of demons are in there? So, if you begin to think about the person’s life that way, then you systematically can deconstruct the demonic house.

Use the tools of: repentance and confession; release forgiveness; receive forgiveness; renounce the bondages. If we don’t look to the heart issues, we’ll just try and change their behaviour, and it won’t last. You have to deal with what’s in the heart. So when a person comes to you with a problem, don’t be in a hurry to pray for them. Search it out. Ask questions. Listen. Notice if you see emotions come as you talk to the person. So, if I’m talking with a person, and I see tears come in their eyes, I just stop. “What’s happening now? What are you feeling? What triggered that feeling?” It tells me something is going on in their heart.

So, you notice that this is not just a 1, 2, 3, 4 step to fix everyone. It requires we be sensitive to the Holy Spirit; and He will show you where to go. So I start, I relax the person, ask questions, begin to find my way to the root of the problem, and then I look for all the contributing issues: Generational issues; Soul-ties; Inner vows; Bitter judgements; Death wishes; Word curses; Sin. Everything has got a way you deconstruct it; and then when you deconstruct it, deliverance is very quick. So always think: deconstruct the demonic houses; remove the armour. Take away the armour the demons trust in, then deliverance is straightforward.

Now, is this always easy? No it isn’t; but often you’ll find if you’ve got a process, it’s much easier. You may like to share, without identifying it, just the situation we had last night. You share about that. Well you were there...

I’ll backtrack. I’ll start with your visions. Is it ok if I start with your visions? I won’t do the vision. I just shared that last picture.

So, in this situation that we had, we had to establish very clearly, responsibility; so the person understood what they had done. She was grieving and in tremendous pain. She was tormented by what she had done. So I had to put it very clearly, but also in love, and gently. “You chose between yourself and your child, and you chose yourself; and you have taken the life of your child.” I shared a vision God had given me of children in heaven, and how God cares for them. So I said: “When you chose the abortion, you chose what seemed like a simple path; but you didn’t realise you would have other problems after it.

So initially, you feel relief, because you’ve solved a problem. Now you have different new problems which are even worse. So we took her through the journey step-by-step, to help her out of her situation. First come to the Lord and confess the sin. If you confess, God will forgive you. So we dealt with the issue firstly of confession of sin. Then we dealt with the issue of grieving over the child, and prayed that God will give her a vision; and she opened up her heart, God began to reveal himself to her, and Jesus spoke to her. She saw Jesus with her child, and Jesus said: “You need to forgive yourself.”

Then I got her to listen and find out what this child is. Is it a boy? Is it a girl? Immediately there was a witness straightaway - we knew exactly what it was. I said: “Now give your child a name, and release your child to the Lord.” She did that; and that’s when she saw Jesus holding her child, and smiling at her, and speaking to her words of comfort.

So step-by-step, this is a process. We dealt with the sin, I commanded the demons, we led her into an encounter with the Lord, and got her to take full ownership of the name of the child, and it brought great closure. You could see her countenance visibly changed afterwards. We had systematically deconstructed what the devil had built over her life. It started with a lie: “this is nothing. You can get rid of it without any problem.” It ended with her acknowledging the truth: “it was her son. This is his name, and she took his life.” But Jesus has forgiven her, and He’s now caring for the child. So it’s a journey through the process; and it was just step-by-step-by-step.

With the young man, I had to take him through similar steps to own his sin and failure; to come to and open his heart to the Lord and to be healed. It’s amazing what God will do. You’ve just got to deconstruct the demonic houses. Our tools: taking responsibility; repentance and confession; renouncing bondages; releasing forgiveness; and receiving God’s healing. So, use these tools to help deconstruct the houses. Once you’ve got in your mind what you’re looking for, you’ll find it’ll come up over and over again, the same things: Generational problems; Soul-ties; Bitter judgements; Inner vows; Death wishes; Word curses; Sin patterns; Trauma pictures; Demonic spirits. Each part has got a way of solving it.

Now, the only way you can get competent at this is: you have to just experiment. You’ve got to just be willing to work with people. Don’t become the person – “I’ve got to fix you.” Instead - “this is your problem. Jesus has the answer for you. I’m here to help you find Jesus, and His answer. I’m here to help you face the truth, even if the truth is unpleasant.”

So when we’re ministering to people, the responsibility for their problem is always theirs. Jesus is the one who has the answer, and we need the Holy Spirit to help us show what the real problem is, and to make the answer real. So we come to the person in an attitude of humility and love, and help them see the truth; and when they acknowledge the truth, we can lead them out of the problem. That makes deliverance a lot easier.

So in ministering to a person, if you’re struggling to get them free, then there’s something you’ve missed that God sees, and can help you with. It may be sin, it may be unforgiveness, it may be some bondage to be renounced; but if you deconstruct these houses, then the demons go out quite quickly.

[Ministering to People]

Now I’ve got a few more minutes, and I want to just share just what you do with a person afterwards. I want to just open up some scriptures for you. I want to share with you just some scriptures, just so you see the principle, and then I want to show you just some specific things you can do with people.

The first scripture we look at is James 4:7. Now, notice these scriptures – they have to do with freedom. “Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.” So you can see there very clearly that God requires that we resist. To resist something is to actively stand against it. It also requires that we align ourselves with the Lord. Submit. Resist.

Now look at another scripture which is quite similar to it. It’s found in Ephesians 4:22-24. Notice it says in verses 22 – 24: “that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and that you put on the new man, who was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.” So you notice then a process of resisting – putting off the old, and renewing. Renewal in the mind, and in the way you respond.

So, change needs to be intentional. In other words, people often are happy for you to pray for them, but they don’t see their need to intentionally grow in this area. There is no neutral position in the kingdom of God. Jesus said: the devil, the spirits will come back; they will be outside trying to gain entrance again. So, the person needs to be active in pursuing their freedom. There’s always a price for freedom; but when you are free, and enjoying freedom, you never want to go back into bondage again. You never want to go back where you used to be; but you have to hold the freedom you’ve been given.

You’re very well aware that a nation can break free of oppressors, but then they have to maintain their freedom. So, how do you do that? It needs to be quite intentional. For example, a person has a problem with pornography. “Oh pastor, pray for me. Fix me up.” It’s not going to work, because already by that language, they’ve put the responsibility to solve the problem in someone else’s hands.

So I begin to talk to them. Firstly there’s the sin. You are sinning, and you’re sinning as a habit in your life. Habits take time to change. I said: “You have two problems: 1) a deep rejection in your life; and 2) when you’re in pain, you’re finding comfort by looking and comforting yourself by these perverse things.” So first, there’s a deep spiritual problem; secondly, there’s an emotional problem; and thirdly, because you’ve been doing this a while, there are now tracts in your brain, that the moment you get a trigger, you’ll think down that line. You can’t expect one prayer to fix up months, if not years, of damage.

Becoming free requires some steps. There is a process you need to follow. There is a journey out of this sin. It starts by bringing it to the light, and dealing with the sin issue; but in order to stay free, there’s some things you have to do. So, what kinds of things? Now, this is fairly general, but it will apply in most situations. So, I will give you 5 steps of a process. This is not the only way of approaching this, but I’ve found this is quite helpful.

1.) Build or strengthen your spiritual life. We need to energise our inner man, our spiritual man; because we overcome sin by a greater power, not by just trying harder. So, energise or build up your spiritual life. The Bible tells us in Jude 1:20 – “But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit.” I encourage people to pray strongly in tongues every day, and build the amount of time they’re praying in tongues, because when you’re praying in tongues, you are building and strengthening your spirit man. So I think it really helps if a person energises their spiritual life.

2.) The person needs to renew their imagination, or their mind. This is the biggest one of all. It’s one that people don’t really do very frequently. The word ‘renew your mind’ means to literally ‘renovate’. You renovate your mind by meditation. Notice what it said in Ephesians 4: “Be renewed in the spirit of your mind.” Romans 12:2 says the same thing: “Be transformed by the renewing or renovation of your mind.”

So how do I do that? Meditation is how you do that. Meditation is picturing or imagining God’s truth. You need to see the truth of God. So your imagination is a very powerful way of accessing the realm of God. In 1 Timothy 4:15, Paul writes to Timothy and he says: “Meditate in these things, and give yourself to them, and you will profit.” Now, your mind cannot take hold of anything abstract. If I say to you for example, God loves you. That is abstract. Yeah, I get it with my head, but I don’t feel anything in my heart about that.

So if I ask Christians – Do you believe God loves you? They’ll all say: yes, God is love. God so loved the world. Quote all the verses. But if I ask a different question – Do you feel loved by God? Do you experience Him loving you? Then people go quiet, because they don’t experience it, except when they come to a meeting. It’s not really what happens in their life. In their life, they pray, but don’t feel God at all. Coming to a meeting, they’ll start to feel God, starts to get touched, weep. It’s a long time between Sunday and Sunday. So meditation is using your imagination to picture the truth of God. Constantly repeating every day, it gets into your heart that this is what the truth is.

So, let’s take this, suppose the person’s struggling with rejection. So they believe – “No one loves me. I’m not accepted.” Now, that is a lie that gives room for a demon to torment them; and while the lie stays in the heart, it will keep affecting the way the person sees everything. Lies can only be displaced if you reject the lie and embrace the truth; but if you’ve believed all your life that you are not accepted, that you are rejected, then when I tell you that God loves you, you won’t believe it. Meditation is the biblical way of bringing truth into our heart. So I need to not just say the scripture “God loves me”, I need to picture it. What would that look like? What would that feel like?

If I will imagine the truth, repeatedly imagine the truth, and embrace the truth, it will start to form in my heart as a belief. Because this takes time and discipline, most people don’t bother to do it, they just have repeated problems. So if you want to get a truth in your heart, you need to take the scripture, memorise the scripture, and then imagine the scripture being true. Every day, use your imagination to see it, to reach out and embrace – this is the truth. Hold it in your heart as long as you can. Then go back there again, and again, and again, until that truth rests in you, and it comes alive in you. Pictures are how your inner person works.

If I asked you this question, tell me what is the most comfortable place in your house, where you love to go and rest? Then, if you were to close your eyes – “Oh, yes I’m there right now. I can see it.” It’s a picture that comes to mind. So you have a picture, and that picture is always associated with the same thing – with rest. So, if I’m going to change my inner belief system, I have to change the pictures.

Now, I’ll just show you. I just need someone to help me. “Would you like to help? You don’t have to do anything. Just come on over here where people can see. Can I just take your hand? What I want you to do is just this: I want you just to close your eyes for a moment. Just make everyone vanish. I just want you to be open to what you may feel and experience in the next few minutes. Now, I’m not going to pray for you and minister to you; what I’m going to do is I’m going to meditate, and I’m going to talk to people as I meditate. As I mediate, what I’m meditating on will become real for me, and there’ll be a flow of God’s love in my life that will touch you. So you just remain standing there...”

So in order to put the truth of God’s love into my heart, I began to meditate on Psalm 23 – the Lord is my shepherd. The word shepherd is a friend. So, I just begin to picture Jesus, and He’s standing in front of me. I use my imagination to see Him, as He’s described in the Bible in many places.

His eyes blazing fire, compassion and love, looking straight into every part of me, reaching out of me, no condemnation. I can see His eyes looking at me, loving me. I look on His countenance and I see Him smiling. Someone who loves you, smiles at you. I see Him smiling. I see the brilliance of who He is. His hands – kind of like they’re reaching out for me. He’s my friend; He’s welcoming me into His world. I look at that, and see this is the Jesus, who loves me. So I open my heart and allow that love to just flow into my life, allow my heart to become filled with that, filled with the Spirit. See, it’s very real. I feel His presence right now. It’s flowing. “Oh, Jesus.”

Now, while I was meditating, it started with me creating a picture, but I’ve done it so often that immediately I could connect with Him straight away. It’s like, I’ve done it so often, that each time I do it now, I can go straight to where He is. Meditation creates tracks in your mind; a pathway for you to come into the presence of God. So, the moment I stop and go into Psalm 23, oh my friend, there He is – my friend; and I can step into His presence.

Now, I’ve done that so often, it just now is a habit of coming into His presence, to be aware that Jesus is with me. Now, was it like that at the beginning? No it wasn’t. I just thought I was imagining things. I didn’t feel God at all. I didn’t feel anything. I felt silly. I just felt like I’m making it up, because what was in my mind, my heart was fighting against it. So meditation is imagining the truth over and over and over, and embracing it until your heart receives it. Amen.

“Come. Come.” “What did you feel? Oh, you’re crying. Why are you crying? What did you feel?” “I felt like Jesus holding me, embracing me.” Now, I don’t recall saying that, but meditation opened the way to experience the reality, and then the Holy Spirit moves, and it’s now got a life of its own. So in meditation, you take Biblical truth, you begin to picture it, you hold it in your heart and embrace – ‘this is true. This is true’; and then the Holy Spirit begins to make it real in your life.

I just did that for several weeks. I thought: if I can experience God’s love, each day, like this, my life will change. So instead of doing lots of things, I built one thing into my life. Sometimes we’re so busy, and we have so much information, we don’t build anything into our life. It’s not enough to know all the knowledge; it has to be worked into your life. So, for the person who’s struggling with sexual sin, they need to picture every day, yielding their body; and just speak into their mind, reject all the thought trees. Begin to picture Jesus accepting them. Picture Jesus’ holiness flowing into them. You need to change the pictures. Beholding Him, we are changed.

“So, can I just practise with you? Close your eyes. I’ll just hold your hand. Just imagine now, Psalm 23. The Lord is my friend, and I look at Him, and I see His countenance – eyes loving me, countenance smiling, hands reaching out; like I feel I want to just take a step towards Him and be in His presence. You notice as soon as I took a step towards Him, there was a flow of His presence start to touch.

Meditation is one of the most powerful keys to changing people’s lives, and yet so few people do it, because it takes effort. It takes time to reprogram your inner being; but imagine this – imagine if you were to work on this area in your life, and you found it easy to experience God. Wouldn’t that be great? So it’s worth it. So I just took time until one day, I just suddenly felt God there. Every day for 3 weeks I didn’t feel God - every day for 3 weeks! It felt like I was making it up; and then when the truth got in my heart, I suddenly felt Him, and began to just cry and cry and cry.

So meditation - you use your imagination to picture truth. Try to imagine what it looks like, what it feels like. So, when we come to the area of holiness, people don’t know what it means. So we try hard to be holy. It doesn’t really easily work, because you’re always making mistakes; but what if I was to meditate on holiness, to look at Jesus and see how pure He is; and to stand there imagining what it would feel like, if there’s absolutely nothing in my life, how clean I would feel, how clean in His presence. See, meditating on His holiness, we’re changed into the same thing. Then you get to like it. You don’t like the other things. You’ve changed. It’s a daily spending time with God to build that in our life.

So, just to close this up now... If a person’s going to journey forward in their life, they need to invest in building their spirit, so the life of God is flowing. 1) Praying in tongues is one way of doing that. 2.) Renew the mind by meditation, confessing God’s word.

3.) We need to capture old thoughts quickly. If you find you’re starting to think negatively, stop it quickly. Capture the thought and reject it. We need to change how we respond. So, very simply, in Romans 12:21, we overcome good with evil. So you just respond differently. If someone hurts you, you start to feel angry, “oh Lord I just let go that anger to you. Lord I forgive them and I bless them and I show then kindness.”

4.) It’s quite intentional changing of your life way. One of the things I think is of huge help is to be open with others. We need others to help us in our journey. 1 John 1:7 – if we walk in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Christ cleanses us.

So, in sharing these things, we’re really looking at the process of discipleship, walking with Jesus. Don’t think of deliverance in isolation, think of deliverance as a part of the discipling process, pulling down demonic strongholds, casting demons out, and helping the person journey to become what God wanted them to be. There’s no neutral position, there’s no passive position. It’s the pursuit of God. Amen. God bless you.



Called to be a Minister of the Holy Spirit (7 of 8)  

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We are called to pray for people, and to be a minister of the Spirit of God. Come spiritually prepared, and believe that God is with you - guide people’s attention to the Lord, not the prayer! There will be conflict before, during, and after ministry, and the battles will be within you. Believe God is with you, take risks, and reach out in prayer. Keeping your eyes on Jesus, and listening to the Holy Spirit, you will be able to minister healing and freedom, in Jesus name, to people.

Called to be a Minister of the Holy Spirit (7 of 8)

I just want to just talk about ministering to people. Now, I notice I’m doing a lot of praying for people at night time. Partly that’s because people have this huge expectation some man of God will pray for them; and I understand that, you know; but the problem is if we continue to give in to that, then it minimises what you can do. So, I want to talk about a couple of things in ministry that can be of help for you.

There is always a spiritual warfare around ministry. It’s just recognising what it is, and then learning how to deal with it as it comes up. The first conflict is before you pray for the person. The second conflict is while you’re praying for them. The third conflict is after you’ve prayed for them. Get the picture? You’re ministering the Holy Spirit, there’s going to be some conflicts; and the battles are all inside you.

I want to just show you quickly how you can deal with them. If you want to become good at ministering the Spirit, you just have to practise. No practice, never become good. You’ve got to practise. You want to play the piano? Practise! If you look at the piano, ‘Ah I might get it wrong!’ You never play. You have to practise. So, it’s a humbling thing that we have people to practise with. We have to be willing to stretch out and take risks.

I’ll just show what I mean. I just need one person to volunteer. Here’s the first part. What if nothing happens? What to do? “Just stand there. Face me.” So, the first conflict is the willingness to position yourself to minister to people. So I’ve put myself in a place of being vulnerable now. I’m taking a risk. So, many people, the battle is just to get to that place. So, you have to make a decision. I’m called to be a minister of the Spirit, God is with me and I will step up and take risks. To take risk means: I’ll step out, looking for God to do something. So, every time I step out, I feel a little bit nervous. It never stops, because you’re becoming vulnerable each time you do it.

So, what can you do about that? You just make a decision, “I’m called to be a minister of the Spirit, and the way God teaches me, is by engaging with real people, with real problems. I will make myself available. Yes, I’ll do it.” You’ve just got to make that decision. If you don’t make the decision to put yourself where ministry is happening, you can read all the books but you never really learn. If you want to ride a bike, first, get on the bike. “Oh, I read so many books about how to ride a bike. I have so much information. I know all about the bike.” “Hey, did you ever get on one?” “No.” “Then you can’t ride a bike.” See, knowledge is different from experience. There are some things you can only learn it with experience.

So the first battle is to say: ‘yeah I’ll come and pray.’ Now, here’s the thing some of you are missing. When I take a meeting, there is an anointing released, and anyone who prays gets to tap in on that anointing. One of the best times to learn is when we have a big meeting, there’s a flow of power. That’s the easiest time to get to learn, because there’s an anointing present; and the only way, see I can lay hands on you, and I can release an impartation to you. This is what happens - 95% of the time, within 3 weeks it’s gone. You have to hold things on your life. You have to make it your own; and you make it your own by practice, you make it your own by meditation. You have to give yourself to ministering. So the first battle is this.

The second battle is, when I come to pray, I start to think “Oh”, all the pressure now to try and solve her problem. So what I’ll do is, I’ll just direct. “I want you to close your eyes, and just open your heart to Jesus. I want you to look to Him.” What I’ve done is I’ve got her attention on the Lord, not on me; and that just stops so much pressure. Now, if I focus on “Oh, what to do?” I become afraid, and I start to close up my spirit. So you have to set your attention towards the Lord. I just, as I close my eyes, I just begin to think about Jesus being very near to me. Of course, I’ve done that every day. I did it this morning. So when I close my eyes, I become very aware of Jesus near me and His presence is here. I can feel His presence straight away.

So, you have to do your homework in your personal life with God. Ministry is about bringing the life of God to people; and before I come to pray, there’s apprehension – what if nothing happens; what if I have feelings of inadequacy. Make a decision – I’m going to step up and trust God. When you come to pray, you may feel somewhat concerned, ‘maybe nothing will happen’. Push it aside and focus on the Lord. “Thank you Lord for Your presence is here; and I see You touching her right now.” What I did was I began to picture Jesus standing there, and life is flowing through me to touch her; and that’s exactly what happened.

Of course, after you’ve ministered, then sometimes doubts can come. You wonder about ‘was it good enough’. Just stop. Stop it. Don’t go analysing. You just did what you could; you just ask the person: ‘was this helpful?’ What can we learn, and learn next time, new things. It’s a journey of learning.

“Just come. She’s asleep. Here we go. Just come. Alright then. So, just close your eyes.” You must centre people’s attention on Jesus. Otherwise they put a demand on you, and you’ll start to feel manipulated to try and make something happen, rather than leaning on the Holy Spirit. Now, when you’re praying for people (you’ve done your counsel), when it comes to praying, depend on the Holy Spirit. Always depend on Him. So, I just set my mind listening for Him, what He wants to do; and I become conscious on whether the anointing is settling on her. If I feel a wall and a block, you’ll feel like no flow, there’s something happening I don’t know about. So, I just need to ask the Lord – “What is it Lord?” Then, power of God.

Sometimes there are blocks in ministering to people. If there’s a block, sometimes I can just overcome it with just a power surge, but most times, you need to stop and ask the Lord what the problem is. It could be a control spirit over the person. It could be unbelief. “In Jesus’ name, I bind that control spirit, I bind the unbelief. Loose her now.” Often then, power will start to flow. Or, there may be an issue in the heart that you have not yet addressed. You just need to say “Hey, I don’t feel the flow of the Spirit, let’s talk about that. Is there something that we’ve missed? Let’s ask the Lord to show us what’s missing” You close your eyes, and you get them to close their eyes – “Let’s ask the Lord: Lord, show us what it is we need to deal with.” Interact with the person.

[Practise Exercises]

We need to just have a chance to pray with people now, and I’ve run out of time so much, I’ve got so many things I want to do. I would love to get you praying for one another. Then we’ll have an alter call at the end, and we’ll just have to believe for God to touch you, wherever you need to be touched. This is what we’ll do. I’ll get you into groups of 3, and I want you just to get the feel of ministering power to one another. We just need say, 3 people – 1, 2, 3, just come. Stand there. Ok.

So, it’s very simple – just step-by-step. This is the purpose of this. I want you to get used to releasing power. Now, we release power usually with a word of command. It’s from within. The steps we’ll take are very simple. “You’re the catcher. Eyes open. Be ready to catch.” Sometimes people fall over “Ahh”. Sometimes they go “Oh!” So, be alert. So, you have your eyes closed. Just ask now – ‘Can I practise on you?’ ‘Yes please’. Be encouraging! Just stop here.

Jesus cultivated an environment for ministry. When the people were not responsive, little power flowed. If that happened with Jesus, then it will happen with you. In some places, He took the person out of the town to pray for them, because the atmosphere of unbelief was so strong. Sometimes He put people out of the room, because the atmosphere of faith was not there. It is important to set up the ministry; to create expectation for God to do something.

Alright, so again now, you are going to minister the power of the Spirit to this lady. We ask again. ‘Can I practise on you?’ ‘Yes.’ I like a big smile. Ok then.” So, the lady receiving, just close your eyes and focus on the Lord. In a moment, the power of God will touch your life. I want you to close your eyes, and I want you just to begin to picture Jesus standing, and He’s just where I’m standing, just with you now. God is with you. Begin to pray in tongues. Activate the flow of the Spirit. Become aware that God is with you. God is with you. Then on the count of 3, we’re just going to release the power of God. So when we come to 3, rise up inside, and release the power of God. Just speak the word “Power!” 1, 2, 3, “Power”.

Alright then, I just want to change around. You catch; and you be here. That’s right. What I want you to do, ask her again, same question: ‘Can I practise on you?’ “Yeah you can’. Close your eyes, and just begin to pray. Pray in tongues. When you’re praying in tongues, God’s spirit is flowing in you; as you begin to feel his presence in you now. That’s right. Don’t focus on praying, just focus on… There it is.

Now, same person praying - two different experiences. Don’t worry about that. It’s ok. Now, there was somewhat of a difference in the ability of the people being prayed for to receive. That’s what makes the difference - it’s the person receiving. So always, there has to be faith. Ministry has nothing passive in it. You’ve got to be 'believing God actively for something to happen. Amen.

“Come up again. Just come. I need a catcher. ‘Can I take your hand? Can I practise on you?’ Ok. That’s good.” Remember – creating a positive environment is crucial. You’re the leaders. You need to be expecting God to do something. So, when you’re ministering, build expectation. In a few moments, God is going to touch your life. The power of God will come on you. I can see already the anointing’s coming on her. Holy Spirit come, touch, now. I rose up inside, and released the power of God.

“Come. You come too. Give me your hand. Stand behind her. Thank You Lord. There we go. Close your eyes. I want you to look up. God wants to touch you. God wants to pour His Spirit out on you. There. Now, you notice: I was speaking something. I was declaring something.

“Come. Just come. There we go. Isn’t that nice? Amen. Praise the Lord. Give me your hand. Close your eyes and look up to the Lord. God wants to touch you, wants to touch you like He touched the others, wants to touch you with His power. I want you, just for a moment now, just see your heart like two big doors just opening up. “Now!” Touch her right now.

Now, I was preparing her to receive. How did I prepare her to receive? I wonder if any of you noticed what I did. I’ll show you what I did. First, I got two experiences, where she saw God moving. Testimonies will do the same thing – share stories of God moving. Secondly, I got her to open her heart. I used a picture to help her open her heart. Then, I just prayed more strongly. Then something happened. So always, we have to learn how to build faith for things happen!

“Just come along here. 1, 2, 3. You’re the minister, you’re receiving, you’re catching. Ready? ‘Can I practise on you?’ That’s good. You can almost tell this is going to work. I want you to just imagine God is just as near as I am. The Spirit of God is filling you, just release the power of God right now. There it is. 1, 2, 3. Ok. Very good. You feel the power flow?” Don’t be timid. Don’t be shy. Come on, get bold! “Thank you Lord. Close your eyes, look up to the Lord; thank You Lord for Your presence. Touch her right now in Jesus’ mighty name.”

Ok it’s your turn. I want to get you into groups of 3. I want you all of have an opportunity to pray for someone. Ok? So, find an area or space you can practise. Get into groups of 3. If you haven’t got 3, put your hand up. Ok. We’re ready. One person catching – eyes open, one person receiving the prayer. Ok, person ministering – we want to do it just step-by-step.

Step 1 – “Can I practise on you?” “Yes yes yes”

Step 2 – Person receiving – close your eyes, open up your heart. God is going to touch you. Person ministering – begin to pray in tongues, quietly praying, begin to picture God’s power flowing. On the count of 3, release the power of God. Just blow on the person, or speak the word ‘power’.

Ready? 1, 2, 3. “Power!” Oh. That’s good. Very good. Try again. This time, take their hand – “Can I practise on you?” “Oh, yes. Do your best.” Are you ready? Person receiving – close their eyes. Person praying – listen to me. I want you to see this. As you begin to pray in tongues, begin to imagine Jesus. He’s full of joy; smiling; very happy; and we’re going to release that joy. The joy you can see, you’re going to release it into people.

Ready? 1, 2, 3. “Joy!” Woah. Very good. Change around; or try again. Ok. “Can I practise on you?” “Yes, yes, yes. Do your best.” Ok. Close your eyes if you’re receiving. Person praying, begin to meditate on Jesus. Keep your eyes fixed on Jesus. Begin to see Him. He’s full of joy. That joy is inside you. You’re going to release it. 1, 2, 3. “Joy!” Wow. Very good. Alright.

Now, listen again. Jesus said: “Out of your inner-most being, from within you, will flow rivers of living water.” Now, here’s the question: where does the flow come from? From in you. You must let go your heart to the person. You must let go of what God’s given you. You can’t sort of just stand like this: “Blah blah blah”. What’s happening is this –you’re saying ‘keep away from me. I’m going to pray from a distance.’ You can’t minister from a distance. You have to release what you have.

Just hold her. Ready. So you arise in your spirit, “hoo”, release the power of God. It’s like what God has given you, you give to them. The word ‘spirit’ is the word ‘breath’. That’s why I was getting you to breathe, or to speak. Hold her. That’s right. Come stand here. Lift your hands up. “Ooh power of God touch her”. Now, you notice I let something go from inside. There’s a power flow from within. There’s nothing passive about ministry. Got her? Ready? Just lift your hands up.

So, you rise in your spirit, and it’s going to release the power. “Power. Touch her Lord right now.” Oh. It’s alright. God’s touching her. It’s just sometimes it’s more visible than others. So if I was just to come a little closer. “Thank you Lord. The power of touching Lord, right now”. Now, the problem is one of receiving. It’s not one of giving, because if I just go like this: “Power - touch her right now.” You see the whole group goes down. So this is an issue of receiving. I just need to help her receive.

“I want you to just close your eyes and relax. God loves you. He does love you so very much. I want you to just see it’s like you’ve got two big doors on your heart, and I want you to just open them up so you can receive. So you’re used to giving to everyone else, but not used to receiving. Jesus wants you to receive as well. Just in a moment now, I want you to open up your heart, like you’re opening a door”. “Whooh - touch her”.

Now, what was the difference? The difference was the heart positioning to receive; and as I started to pray I was asking: “Lord what is the problem”. I felt the Lord drop into my heart: “She gives out to everyone else, but doesn’t find it easy to receive for herself”. So then what I encouraged her to do, was to picture her heart like it had two big doors on it, and opening them up. As she began to do that, the Spirit of God began to move into her. It’s all to do with preparation; and some people just never fall over anyway, so don’t worry about it - it’s not about falling over. I’m just trying to teach you the dynamics of flowing with the Spirit.

“Did you feel the difference that time? Yeah. You felt God start to touch you? And it’s true - you work and serve a lot, and give out to everyone else. When you give out to everyone else, it’s often that after a while, you don’t think there’s anything for you. God does love you. Close your eyes again. He loves you. See Him just standing before you; and He loves you. Father, in Jesus’ name, I break the spirit of rejection. I break every ungodly belief: that I’m of no value, and my life doesn’t count. I break it now in Jesus’ name. Lord, release Your presence. Touch her Lord.”

So the root problem was rejection. Even when nothing happened, I was still asking God: what’s happening? Get the idea? Learning? Alright then, so let’s do it again. Let’s pray one more time. Are we ready? Find someone to practise on. “Power! Power!” Ok we’re ready. “Can I practise on you?” “Ok. Yes. Do your best.” Just listen to me very carefully. Listen to me.

Now, I’m speaking to the people receiving. If you believe in your heart that there’s nothing for you, nothing will happen. If you look at the person praying for you, and think they’re not very anointed, nothing will happen for you. You have to realise this – that even if the person is not highly anointed, it doesn’t matter - your faith can release the gifting in their life. Jesus said: “If they receive you, they’ll receive Me.” So if you’re standing there right now, and someone has got hold of your hands, just as you close your eyes, imagine that’s Jesus there; and open your heart to receive. That’s right. See Him, smiling, loving you.

Now, if you’re ministering. Just release the power of God right now. 1, 2, 3. Power. It’s all about the heart begin aware. Try again. She’s unconscious - try someone else. Change around. Person receiving, close your eyes. What’s happening over there? That’s a spirit. One person pray in tongues, the other person command it out. Speak straight into the spirit. Ok. We’re ready. Person receiving, close your eyes. Jesus is about to minister to you. Person ministering, begin to see Jesus reaching out to this person. On the count of 3, rise up and release joy. 1, 2, 3. Joy!

See? It worked. Try once more. Just change around. Power! “Can I practise? Can I practise on you?” Person receiving, close your eyes. Woah. Catch her. Careful. We’re ready. Person ministering, begin to pray in tongues. See God’s Spirit working through you, then release the power of God. 1, 2, 3. Power! Alright then.

“Now, just stop. You’re trying to do it from your head, not your heart. Try one more time. I want you to close your eyes and open your heart; and see Jesus is with you. His power is flowing through you. Just see it. Focus on Him, not on the girl. Focus on Him. Now we’re going to release the power that’s inside you. 1, 2, 3. Power! See what happened that time? See? Quite different - from inside; before, it was up here. You were looking at her, and you were outside, not inside.”

Ok. Turn around then. Change over. Ready? Ok here we go. Look at that. Come. So now, I showed you a method – 1, 2, 3; but the anointing of the Spirit is like a river. So, don’t be strained or artificial. Try to be very natural.

Now, you notice this – I encourage you to pray without putting your hand on them, so you would resist the tendency or temptation to push them. If you put your hand like that, you’ll start to think “I need to help God. I push.”

I’m trying to teach you to arise from your spirit and to flow from your spirit. When you are flowing from your spirit, you won’t need to push; you just touch, and the presence of God just comes. So, it’s not the method, it’s the flow.

Someone else come. When you’re speaking to demons, you don’t flick them off like you’re swatting a fly. That’s not how you get rid of a demon. You have to use words. The words we speak are spirit. You need to speak to the demon.

Where is the demon located? In here, or around there? Ask the Lord to show you where. He may want you to put your hand on them. You must speak with force from inside. You must believe what you say will come to pass. Jesus said “Have the faith of God, speak to the mountain: be removed.” You must believe what you say will happen. So, we need to speak words we mean. So, it’ll be: “Loose!”, and you can see power flow. If we were doing deliverance, the demon would feel that. “Loose!”

Speaking those commands, the demon is forced up to the surface. They can tell whether you believe in what you’re saying. It’s not just saying empty words; its saying words filled with faith. “I believe that as I speak, something will happen; and if I take care I believe that when I speak ‘Power!’ that power will flow.” So, you need to believe when you speak, something will happen. Now, we just want to have a chance just to pray for people; and we covered so many areas, we just have to believe that God will do something.

So, if you had areas of generational curse, idolatry, spiritism, or sexual sin, some traumas, say: “God I need You to touch me. I know I need to be set free.” Please make your way to the front. Just make rows. First row receive, second row catch.

Let just worship the Lord. So, I look and I see lots of people. I can think one or two ways: “Oh, so many people - sigh”; or I can think like this: “every time I pray, I get stronger, because I’m exercising my authority.” So, you could get stronger too, if some of you helped in the praying. So if you’re not receiving prayer, maybe you’d like to come up, and be involved in just in doing some of the praying.

Now, remember what we said. Just prepare the environment. Now, what you didn’t realise, when I was getting you praying for one another, I was also preparing the environment; getting you to open up, getting you to relax, getting you to open to the Holy Spirit.

There’s no way that we can pray in detail for any person. I just have to believe that when I lay hands on you, the power of God will come on you; and you need to believe that too. Even though I don’t know everything that’s happening in your life, that God’s power will come on you. So, prepare your heart. Talk to Jesus now, about the issue you want the breakthrough. Be specific. Don’t come up saying: ‘well, whatever God wants to do, He can do.’ It’s just religious - it doesn’t work. Jesus asked the blind man: “what do you want?”

You need to tell Jesus what you want; where you want your breakthrough. Is it a generational thing? Is it something to do with spiritism? Is it some torment in your mind? Is it some traumatic experience? Is it some sexual sin? Is it some heart attitude? What is it that’s the problem? Just bring it before the Lord right now. Is it a fear? Is it some area that holds you back? Is it shame? Is it rejection? Have you been under the control of people so long, you feel deeply angry and rejected? Is there some picture that comes to mind? Talk to the Lord right now.

If there’s sin, ask Him to forgive you. If there’s someone you need to forgive, speak words of forgiveness. Come on. Let’s do that right now. Just speak with the Lord. Speak with Him. “Jesus, I’m so sorry. There’s been this sin in my life. I just come to You. I ask You to forgive me.” Talk to Him about what it is. Some addiction; some bondage. Talk to Him. He loves you. He forgives you. So you release forgiveness. Just release forgiveness to people who have hurt you, betrayed you. Release forgiveness.

Now what I’m going to do is this. I’ll lead you in a prayer. It’s a fairly general prayer, but you’ll know the part that works for you. After we’ve finished praying the prayer, just reach out and worship Jesus. The moment someone lays hands on you, stop praying. Just, if there’re spirits inside, cough them out. Just let go of what’s inside. Let go of what’s bottled up inside. Are we ready now?

“Father I come to You in Jesus’ name. I confess Jesus Christ is my Saviour and Lord. I’m redeemed by the blood of Jesus from every curse, every evil spirit, all the power of sin. I belong to Jesus. I renounce generational curses. I renounce agreements with evil spirits. I renounce ungodly soul ties. Lord I ask You to set me free. I forgive those who’ve hurt me; and I reach out to You Jesus, to set me free now. Satan go from my life. Now! In Jesus’ name.” Ok. Let’s begin to worship the Lord. Thank you Lord.

“In the name of Lord Jesus Christ, I take authority now. I break generational curses. I command spirits of idolatry, witchcraft, spirits of divination, bitterness, hatred, sexual spirits, unclean spirits, I command you to go. I come against spirits of shock and trauma. Go! Go! Go!”



Ministry of Jesus (8 of 8)  

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We learn that Jesus came to touch people's hearts, by bringing revelation of the Power of God, for: salvation; healing; deliverance. Jesus made it clear we would have difficulties and problems, but He has overcome all evil with good - on the Cross, and through His ministry to us. As we face the reality that we are hurting and suffering, and allow the Lord to help us repent and forgive, He will always respond. God is committed to our character and growth, not our comfort.

Ministry of Jesus (8 of 8)

I want to share with you two verses now; and we’re going to go into Psalm 84.

The Bible tells us that the ministry of Jesus was to touch people. Jesus was anointed with the Holy Spirit, the power of God was upon Him; and He set people free who were oppressed by evil spirits.

When Jesus described His ministry, He said: the Holy Spirit was upon Him to preach the gospel, to explain to people how they could be reconciled to God. Jesus said: Repent, change your mind, for the kingdom of God is near you. But Jesus also came to heal the broken-hearted, and to set people free who were imprisoned by evil spirits.

Psalm 84:5 – “Blessed is the man whose strength is in you, whose heart is set on pilgrimage or a journey. As they pass through the valley of Baca, they make it a spring; the rain also covers it with pools. They go from strength to strength; each one appears before God in Zion.”

Now, Jesus made it very clear that in the world we live, we will suffer difficulties, problems; and he said: but have courage, because I’ve overcome everything that could come your way. Jesus understood family pressures. He understood betrayal. He understood what it was like to be rejected. He understood what it was like to experience people criticising Him. He understood what it was like to face injustice; but He always manifested the life of God. He always overcame evil with good.

These few verses here describe how we can become free. He talks about the valley of Baca. The name Baca means ‘sorrows’ or ‘weeping’. So the Bible uses a picture to describe a painful experience in our life. A valley is a low place. The mountains are the high places. So when a person is in a valley, they’re in a place of challenge and difficulty. There are many valleys mentioned in the Bible. There’s the valley of the shadow of death. There’s the valley of trouble. There’s a valley of sorrows or weeping.

So in this passage, God describes a valley – a difficult place in life. Valleys happen to every person. Difficult experiences, experiences that produce sorrow. It can be a marriage; a family; finances; ministry; in the workplace; or with our friends. Sorrows come in life. So when a person is in the valley of sorrow, there’s grief and pain in their heart.

The Bible tells us in this verse, it says: “Blessed is the man whose strength is in the Lord, who passes through the valley of sorrow.”

So valleys are inevitable. They happen to everyone. Valleys are painful, but valleys can be profitable –we can grow in them. Whatever experience you are facing, God intends you to grow through it. He wants to come to you in your valley; He wants to show you how much He loves you; and He wants to help you walk out of your valley. God does not intend us to stay in the valley. He intends us to pass out of the valley.

So blessed is the man whose strength is in the Lord, who passes through the valley; and makes his valley-experience a well that refreshes other people. Whatever painful experience you’ve gone through in life, you can remain stuck in it – being angry and resentful and sad all of your life; or you can choose to reach out to the Lord and change, and make your valley a well. A well, for the people who were reading this, was a place of refreshing and life.

The Bible uses pictures to describe spiritual experiences: a valley of sorrow, for a time of weeping and difficulty; becoming a well of blessing, with God’s spirit moving in that situation. Valley of sorrow; well of blessing. It says: they make the valley of sorrow into a well.

So you can’t stop difficult things happening to you. You can’t stop life happening to you. But when painful experiences happen, you can choose what you do with it. You can become bitter; or you can become better. You can become sour and hurt and resentful; or you can grow in the grace of God. You can be angry and blaming others; or you can reach out to God to help you. You can become twisted and distorted by this experience; or you become sweeter, and more gracious.

You choose - it’s your choice. We have no choice, sometimes, over what other people do to us; but we can choose how we respond. So, the Bible says: “blessed is the man whose strength is in the Lord, who passes through the valley, makes it into a well, and God begins to pour rains of blessing on him, and that person goes from strength to strength”.

That’s from one level of strength to another level of strength. You want to be strong? Handle adversity well. You want to become a bigger person? Handle your difficult situations well. So we see, God’s plan is never to leave us in a valley of sorrow. In fact, the Bible tells us in Isaiah 53 – Jesus carried our grief and sorrows, so we don’t have to carry them.

I want to ask two questions. First one: why did people get stuck in a valley? Why do they get stuck? The second question: how do you get out? How do you make your valley into a well? So you come out stronger, not weaker and bitter.

So firstly, why do people get stuck in the valley? Over the years I’ve met many Christians, and many non-Christians, and their lives are full of grief; they’re in pain. There is a part of their heart where there’s a valley of sorrow. So I’ve tried to find out why people stay there, when they don’t really want to be there. Every now and then, someone will say something or do something, and it triggers off their anger, and triggers off their reaction.

So here are some of the reasons I’ve discovered why people remain in a valley; why they carry sorrows in their heart; why they have a place in their heart where they’re stuck. There are several reasons - let me just give you a few of the reasons.

The first one is when a person denies or minimises that they’ve been hurt. If you get hurt by someone, or some situation; and you deny that you’ve been hurt, or you sweep it away and say – “It’s nothing really”; then you are embracing a lie. The pain is buried, and you’ve covered it with a lie.

I have found many, many women suffer - women who’ve had abortions for example. Deep in their heart of hearts, they know what happened; but they’ve covered it and minimised it, and denied what it really was. So there’s a part of their heart where they’re sad. Until we face the truth about our situation, we can’t get free. I’ll show you the steps out in a moment. So when people deny or minimise there’s a problem... I’ve found often in Asia, people won’t talk about the things that hurt them. They’ll bury them in the heart, and hold them down in the heart; trying to get on with life, and not face the thing and deal with it.

Another way that people stay in the valley is through unforgiveness. Unforgiveness means: you’ve hurt me, and you owe me, and I refuse to release the debt. When we hold unforgiveness in our heart, the Bible says we open the door to tormenting evil spirits; and they torment you. They keep reminding you: it’s not fair. They keep stirring up hurt, stirring up injustice. They keep stirring the fire inside you; and each new experience adds to the previous one. I find some people are angry, and they’re just about angry at everything. But really what’s happened is: they were hurt, and got angry, and they never forgave.

Anger is like a debt, similar to unforgiveness. When a person is angry, they believe something was taken from them, something they were entitled to was stolen. “You owe me. You need to apologise. You need to put it right.” So anger and unforgiveness are like a demand – you pay me back. But you may never pay me back, and what you did may be so serious, and so bad, you can’t pay me back.

So, if I remain angry and harbour unforgiveness in my heart, I am trapped in the valley. I’m stuck in the place of sorrow. Trapped in there by my own unforgiveness; and God is saying – “Hey, I want to help you. I want the valley to become a well, but you are holding onto your unforgiveness and anger. You won’t let go, so you’re staying in this difficult place. I want to get you out of there.”

There’s another reason that people may stay in the valley – is they make Inner Vows. They harden their hearts; they speak “I’ll never let any man near me again.” “I’ll never trust a woman.” “I’ll never be in that position again.” So when we make an inward vow, it’s rooted in anger and bitterness – we stay in the valley. “I’ll never be like my father.” “I’ll never be like my mother.” These kinds of statements are rooted in anger and bitterness; and they’ll keep you in the valley.

So there are many reasons that people stay in a valley: Denial; Minimising; Unforgiveness; Anger; Inner vows; Judgements. People just get their lives all messed up. Now, we can choose how we handle difficult situations. So notice what the Bible says – “Blessed is the man whose strength is in the Lord.” Blessed! That means God’s favour rests on them. Notice why the person was stuck in the valley – was because they were trying to control all the pain, and control their own life. They were trying to manage their own world. When we control our own life, we don’t make room for God.

So here are the steps out of this – “Blessed is the man.” In other words, God’s blessing flows on this person. Here’s number 1 – “whose strength is in the Lord”. That word strength means: ability to get victory is found in the Lord. So blessed is the man who comes to the Lord for victory over the situation. Instead of just trying to control it, instead of trying to bury it, they come to the Lord and bring it to the light. It says –that person, makes the valley of sorrows into a well.

How do they make it into a well? They make choices. They make choices that give God room to move; choices that allow the Holy Spirit to come into their life; choices that let God change their heart; choices to open this pain to the Lord to heal.

God doesn’t want you to walk through life suffering alone. This is what it says in 2 Corinthians 1 – “Now today, the God of comfort; God who comforts people, comfort you in all your tribulation.” So God is a God who comforts people. Every difficult, precious situation, God wants to come and comfort you. Now the God of all comfort, comfort you in all your tribulation.

Now listen to this: “...so that you may be able to comfort others, with the comfort you have received.” So if you’ve been through a painful situation, God wants to come and comfort you, and heal you; and if you are a living testimony of the power of God to change people’s lives, you can help others, because you understand them, you’ve experienced the same pain.

So what are some of the steps out of the valley? They’re usually far easier than you think. The difficulty is just doing it, but the steps are easy.

Number 1 – I need to face the reality of my plan. I need to be honest - I’m hurting. What happened to me, really hurt me, and I’m suffering. The first step to any freedom is just honesty. Instead of pretending, and covering, and saying: it’s not much; say what it is – I’m hurt.

Number 2 - I need to be honest. I need to face the situation – what happened to me, how did it affect me, how did I react. When you ask those questions, you start to really face the problem. Now I need to reach out to the Lord –“Lord I need Your grace to help me now.”

So number 1, I need to face the problems with honesty. Number 2, I need to ask the questions – what happened, how did it affect me, how have I tried to react and solve this problem.

Number 3, I need to ask the Lord to help me now and make a decision – I will forgive. I will grieve over what happened, and I’ll forgive. Sometimes we just need to grieve before we can forgive properly. Tears are the language of the heart. Issues of the heart, you have to process from the heart. Jesus said – When you forgive, forgive from the heart. Usually what happens – tears come, and that’s a sign or language that we’re sad.

When I work with people and we’re counselling them or talking with them, I always watch their face. I found the moment you touch the heart, the place where the person is in pain, the windows to the soul – the eyes start to flood with water. You can just tell the person’s really hurting; and I usually focus on that, because that is the place God wants to heal them.

So, face the situation. Ask the questions – what happened, how did it affect me, how have I tried to protect myself. Then come to the Lord with these things, grieve over the problem, release forgiveness. Start to bless the people who hurt you. If there’s any inner vows or judgements, renounce them; and expect God to help you, to give you grace to come through it. Expect God to speak to you because His words bring comfort.

I remember I was facing an incredible situation – one of my daughters had been sexually assaulted, and I was broken-hearted by this; and I was in a valley of sorrow. I could not be fixed by anyone. People didn’t even understand how sad I was. Deep at the core of my inner-most being, I was struggling with whether I could trust God again. So I had it all bottled up in my heart. I just tried to carry on life, tried to be a good Christian, tried to overcome.

Someone said to me –they were trying to help me – they said: if you could say anything to God, what would you say? So I was alone one day with God, and I began to weep. I began to face the sorrow. Then I spoke out my heart, and I said: “God, I feel You’ve let me down. I expected You to care for me, and look after me, and now I don’t trust you. I’ve prayed, and I pray for my family. My family is hurting, and You have allowed this thing to happen, so I’m struggling to pray anymore.”

I was just honest with God, and began to weep as I shared my heart, and shared the real struggle. There was a silence for a moment, and I could feel God coming on me to help me. When you are honest, God always responds. It’s just sometimes we try and pretend it’s better than it is. I felt the Lord begin to speak to me, tell me how much He loved me. He said – “I’m not committed to your comfort, I’m committed to your character.” He said – “I want you to grow. I know this is a sad experience for you, but in the midst of it, you will grow, and your family will grow, and I will come and help. Then you will be able to help many others.”

I began to weep. He said – “When you pray, you’re just praying for everything to go right in your life; and I’m not committed to your comfort, I’m committed to your character. Then He said to me this: “You know how you feel about your daughter. I feel that about My people too, when sin defiles their lives.” I just began to weep and weep as I felt the heart of God, and I let go. I said: “God, I thank you that You’re going to help us.” Within a space of 3 months, my daughter had an amazing encounter with angels, and her life changed. God supernaturally came to help, and the situation turned around.

Blessed is the man whose strength is in the Lord. He turns to the Lord in the midst of sorrows and troubles, instead of trying to control it all and bury it in the heart. Blessed is the man who turns to the Lord, and makes choices that turn the valley into a well. You can choose to trust God. You can choose to follow His way. It says in that scripture, we’ll read it again now: “Blessed is the man whose strength is in the Lord, whose heart is set on pilgrimage.” In other words, whose heart is willing to go through a process. We just want someone to pray and fix us, but God wants you to journey with Him and trust Him. So I went from strength to strength to strength.

When I think about that situation now, there’s no pain in my heart. I’m sad that it happened, but God has given great victory; and we have prayed for hundreds of people to be set free, who were grieving over a similar trauma. “Blessed is the man whose strength is in the Lord, whose heart embraces God’s process. They go through the valley of sorrow and make it a well, and the rain fills them, and they go from strength to strength, and they experience God.” That’s what the Psalm is saying.

Blessed is the man or woman whose strength is in God, who turns to the Lord in the midst of their trouble and says: ‘God, I’ll go through the journey and the process with You.’ They pass through the valley, they don’t stay in the place of being bitter and angry and sad and resentful - they turn it into something sweet. Instead of being angry, they forgive; instead of cursing, they bless; instead of being bitter, they do good, show kindness. That person goes from strength to strength, blessed by God, enjoying the presence of God.

You can’t enjoy the presence of God when you let bitterness in your heart. When Paul wrote, he said: don’t grieve the Holy Spirit. Don’t let there be bitterness and anger and fury in your hearts. Don’t let there be malice, payback. Rather, be kind, tender-hearted. Forgive. Enjoy the presence of God. I love the Holy Spirit. I love the presence of God. I want my life to be free. So whenever sorrows come, you must make a choice whether to stay in the valley, or turn it into a well.

Please just close your eyes right now. Tonight there’d be people here who don’t know Jesus. You were born into this world separate from God; but God loves you, He has a destiny for your life. Jesus came and died on the cross for your sins, and rose from the dead after 3 days. This is what He said: to everyone who received, to everyone to believed on Him, He gave power to be a child of God.

If you’re here tonight and don’t know Jesus, I want you to make that decision tonight. “I will receive Jesus Christ. I will turn to Him – the God who loves me. I’ll trust my life to Him and receive Him into my heart.”

[Sinner’s Prayer]

“Father in heaven, I come to You in Jesus’ name. Thank You for loving me. Thank You for sending Jesus to die on the cross for my sins, and to rise again from the dead. Tonight I turn away from sin. Tonight I turn to You. Jesus, I receive You as my Saviour. I ask You to forgive all my sins. By faith now, I receive forgiveness. I receive Your Spirit into my heart, and I give You my life tonight. Before heaven and earth I declare, Jesus Christ is my Saviour and Lord, and my friend forever. Amen.”



如何到部长驱邪(领导人) (1 of 8)  

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如何到部长驱邪(领导人) (1 of 8)

我的一个女儿Joanna今天跟我在一起。我的妻子向大家问安,她留在家中照看Joanna的三个男孩,她是一位好奶奶。对于那些还不认识我的人来说,我们有七个孩子,二十个孙子,是一个大家庭,蒙福的家庭。

很高兴和你们在一起,可以和你们一起分享,一起祷告是非常美好的。 我们很喜欢来到灵粮堂,对我们来讲透过灵粮堂我们才能够来到台湾,透过Jonathan牧师与你们有连结。过去这十年我们每年至少来台湾两到三次,看到成千上万的生命被改变。我们真心感谢Jonathan牧师让我们有机会来到这里认识大家,建立美好的友谊。

神给我们非常大的恩宠,让我们可以有机会服事这个国家的一些牧师和职场上的领袖,服事一些非常有影响力的人。见到一些一般人没有办法见到的人,看到神在他们家中触摸他们,影响他们。我们很爱台湾,很喜欢来台湾,我也觉得跟华人有一种很深的连结。

在我们刚来台湾时,经历了属灵中最激烈的征战。我们第一次来时,每一天翻译都生病,每一天都换一个新的翻译。而我自己在一个星期的服事之后也生重病,如果你是要将神的大能带给人们时,生病是一件很尴尬的事情。我必须要在当下突破邪灵的拦阻。前面三四次来到台湾的时候,我周围的人和我自己都会生病。之后我们就完全突破,没有这样的困扰了。

有时在我们的事工当中,面对的拦阻是非常真实的。我们必须要鼓起勇气来面对,抵挡,突破。我当时就决定不退缩。我第一次来台湾时,第四天或第五天时,我病得不能说出话来,早上起来没有了声音。我跟神说,“神啊,我来这里不是来生病的,我是来帮忙的。”于是我整天都没有说话,到了晚上聚会时,我立刻有了声音。当我讲完道之后,又没有了声音。之后要服事几百人,为他们祷告。我说,“主啊,我不退缩,帮助我。”他就帮助我找到一个不用讲话就可以释放神的大能的方法。所以我们总是在不断地学习操练当中,我希望在这段时间里跟大家分享,能够帮到你们。

我们的主题是释放的事工。因为大家都有一些基础的教导,我要讲的重点是挪开污鬼的坚固营垒。不止要看如何赶鬼,还要更进一步了解是什么样的坚固营垒可以让鬼居住呢?

我们首先来看耶稣的教导,马太福音十二章28节,耶稣说,“我若靠着神的灵赶鬼、这就是 神的国临到你们了。”耶稣在这里教导我们如何释放,主要内容有几点,

一. 释放是神的国的彰显。是神的国临到地上产生的结果,是耶稣的权柄建构在一个人的生命中的结果,是神的国进入,推翻邪灵的权势的结果。耶稣教导我们祷告他的国降临。所以你在做释放事工时,是国与国的相争。是更有权柄的国和王赶走那个没有权柄的王。

二. 赶鬼释放的能力是来自于神的灵。只有借着神的灵才能进入释放的事工里面。我们需要圣灵的膏抹和能力。这人必须操练他的信心,才能有这样的能力。接下来我想跟大家一起分享,如何与圣灵同工。因为释放不是单靠方法,虽然适当的方法会有帮助,但是我们依靠的不是方法和步骤,我们依靠的是圣灵的帮助。没有圣灵,就没有办法进行释放。所以我们跟圣灵的关系是非常关键的。靠着圣灵赶鬼,在你身上运行的能力就是圣灵的大能,是借着我们的信心而领受的能力。我们需要学会聆听,回应,并与圣灵一起同工。在我们的事工中,常常需要聆听圣灵对我们说什么。

三. 耶稣教导我们说,“我若靠着神的灵赶鬼”。所以释放的事工是需要有一个人来面对邪灵。你不能祷告求神来做,你要自己去面对邪灵。这个人要与圣灵一起同工,使用他的信心,对邪灵说话。当神的灵与他一起运行时,神的国就会建立了。所以当我们做释放时,必须要敏锐,与圣灵一起同工。我们会在其它时间着重讲这个。

接下来看43至45节,“污鬼离了人身,就在无水之地,过来过去,寻求安歇之处,却寻不着。于是说、我要回到我所出来的屋里去。到了,就看见里面空闲,打扫干净,修饰好了。便去另带了七个比自己更恶的鬼来,都进去住在那里。那人末后的景况,比先前更不好了。这邪恶的世代,也要如此。”

耶稣在这里分享的东西非常关键,他帮助我们明白我们肉眼看不见的灵界的东西,他也帮助我们明白在释放的事工中可能会遇见的问题。这也是我们今天的重点,“污鬼离了人身、就在无水之地,过来过去,寻求安歇之处”,耶稣描述的是一个人在得着释放之后所发生的事情。作为教会中的领袖或者小组长,当一个人得到释放之后应该怎么办?我们必须要知道释放之后灵界的状况是什么。很多人的问题是只专注于释放的过程,反而失去了整个的异象。要知道释放事工中赶鬼只是一部分,最主要的目的是引领人归向耶稣,做他的门徒。

释放事工是将拦阻他的灵界的黑暗力量挪开,我们所要做的不只是把污鬼赶出去,耶稣告诉我们为什么。他说,“污鬼离了人身”,就是说在释放之后,这个污鬼被赶出去了。那么鬼去了哪里呢?首先,他走来走去。邪灵在灵界里属于低阶的灵,他们能够做的东西是很有限的,所以当我们进行释放事工时,邪灵就被赶出去,“在无水之地走来走去”,他们去到的地方是没有圣灵的恩膏和运行的地方。他们立刻就离开,但是他们想找安歇之处,所以邪灵是在不断地寻找可以居住的地方。他们不是躺在那里,他们想进入一个可以成为家的地方,他是在寻找属灵的家。所以邪灵一直在寻找一个可以进入影响的人,并透过这个人把他的属性彰显出来。他们的目标就是进入一个人里面,毁坏这个人的生命。当他找不到任何人时,他就回家。

所以邪灵是有个性有位格的,他可以思想,可以做决定,可以说话,可以沟通。他是肉眼看不见的灵,这个灵是有位格,有心思,有想法,可以做决定的。我们所面对的是一个仇敌。他说他要回到他的家,就是说邪灵会记得他是从谁的身上被赶出去的。邪灵是非常遵守律法的,他说“我的房子”,就是说他有合法的权利进入那个人里面。所以邪灵会寻找一个合法的权利进入一个人生命里,去影响他。我们以后会详细解释这点。

邪灵说这个人是我的家。圣经告诉我们,我们的身体是圣灵的殿,是耶稣的宝血赎买回来的,我们是单单属耶稣的。所以你的身体是你的家,我们邀请圣灵进入我们的身体,我们的身体成为圣灵的殿。邪灵看着这个人说这是他的房子,他们是在宣称他们有合法的权利拥有这个屋子。他“就看见里面空闲、打扫干净、修饰好了。”就是说邪灵可以找到之前被赶出的那个人。可以想象在灵界里,他们可以认出不同的人。如果我从他身上赶鬼出去,鬼去到很远的地方,他会记得他是从谁的身上赶出去的,也可以再找回来。

你说“为什么不把他赶到地狱里去?”圣经里没有任何的经文告诉我们可以把他赶到地狱里。圣经里有讲现在很多捆绑在地狱里的邪灵,在末世的时候会被释放出来,圣经也告诉我们耶稣在审批日的时候,会把所有的魔鬼捆绑在地狱里。在这之前,他们就是在地上游走的邪灵,寻找可以吞吃,可以毁坏的人。另一方面,邪灵可以知道你的属灵光景,他看见你“里面空闲、打扫干净、修饰好了”。空闲,就是你在度假,没有生产力,不做任何事情。打扫干净,就是指外面看起来是干净的。这里有一个非常困扰的事情,当我们看人时,我们只看到他们所住的房子,就像用帷幕遮盖一样。圣经告诉我们,我们有灵,有魂,住在这个屋子里。

邪灵看我们不一样。当我们看人时,我们只看表面。而当邪灵看人时,他会看见你灵里面的人。当我们看人时,我们看的是人的身体。邪灵看人时,看的是我们真正灵里面的人,你属灵的光景是可见的。从灵界的角度,你真实的人是邪灵可以看得见的。邪灵可以知道你属灵的光景。

有一次我在做释放事工时,一位弟兄跟着一起来,当时赶鬼释放是很艰难的,邪灵开始彰显威吓我。我就站起来抵挡他,他就做了一个很奇特的事情,那个人就转离我,面对与我一起来服事的弟兄放声大笑,并开始讲发生在这位弟兄身上的事情,讲出他看见的灵里的状况。这位弟兄非常尴尬,脸色通红。我说你现在还不适合做这样的服事,因为你还没有建立你的权柄。我非常讶异邪灵可以看见他灵里面的状况。

所以我们要保持这样的释放,带给人真正的自由,必须找到问题的根源,让邪灵没有重新进入的权利。

圣经这里第45节讲到,“另带了七个比自己更恶的鬼来、都进去住在那里.那人末后的景况、比先前更不好了。”换句话说,邪灵可以彼此沟通,他们一起分工合作,扩张在那人生命中的领地。我们读完这段经文之后的结论是,光赶鬼是不够的,我们必须要处理这人生命中的根本问题,建立他们与神同行的生活。他们属灵的生活不能只是空闲在那里,而是要很积极地追求。

有一段非常有趣的经文,以弗所书第四章28节说,“从前偷窃的,不要再偷;总要劳力,亲手作正经事,就可有余,分给那缺少的人。”讲的是停止偷窃还不够,必须要改变,亲手作正经事,就可有余。所以对一个偷窃的人来说,他的自由不是来自于他停止偷窃,而是当他经历改变,给予出去的时候,他才经历自由。弃绝谎言,说诚实话,彼此相爱。

所以不只是要停止负面的行为,更需要拥抱正面的东西,改变他们的生活。没有中间地带。当我们经历到爱时,我们是从死亡进入到生命里。所以我们必须要教导当鬼从这人身上赶出去时,这人首先需要与圣灵同行,在他们的生命中有真实的改变。

请看路加福音第十一章20至22节,耶稣讲到释放时说,“我若靠着神的能力赶鬼,这就是 神的国临到你们了。壮士披挂整齐,看守自己的住宅,他所有的都平安无事。但有一个比他更壮的来,胜过他,就夺去他所倚靠的盔甲兵器,又分了他的赃。”

耶稣讲这里是在讲释放。他提到两点,一,壮士。二,盔甲兵器。他讲到你要使一个人得自由,就要把他的盔甲兵器挪开。壮士是指邪灵在一个人生命中的某个领域胜过了这个人。举例来讲可能是一个被拒绝的坚固营垒。这个人灵里面充满了被拒绝的意念和感受,在这个人的生命里的某一点建立了坚固营垒。坚固营垒是一个心思意念,是我们思想的模式,是抵挡真理的思想模式。如果有人有一个根本的被拒绝的问题,就是一个心思意念的坚固营垒。他与人的互动,都是透过这个坚固营垒来看世界。

给大家一个例子。假如两个人在交谈,牧师走进教会,牧师非常忙碌,一直在想他接下来要做的事情。当两人转向牧师说,“牧师好。”牧师则继续往前走,没有听到。其中一人这样想:“牧师很忙,我等一下再去找他。”另一位这样想:“他不喜欢我,我就知道牧师不喜欢我,他就是讨厌我。”于是整个崇拜中,他就是这种心情,越想越气,整个主日崇拜都被毁了。他没有办法不去想今天牧师拒绝了我。

两个人有同样的经历,但是他们的解读却是不一样的。其中一个没有被拒绝的坚固营垒,他的态度是“没关系,他很忙,我迟点再找他。”另外一个,有被拒绝的坚固营垒的,同样的经历,却认为他不想理我,他不喜欢我。所以他里面的坚固营垒的情绪就被挑旺,邪灵就不断的用这种方式搅扰他。

耶稣说,被搅扰的灵就是这个壮士,在影响这个人的生命。那个盔甲就是要保护这个邪灵不被赶出去。盔甲就是这个人生命中问题的根源。邪灵可以进入到我们生命中的一个方式就是欺哄。当人相信谎言时,邪灵就隐藏在谎言的背后。

如果一个人的问题根源是被拒绝,可能会有被拒绝的灵,还有可能有谎言,或者是伤痛的经历,或者有一些经历让这个灵进入他里面。耶稣告诉我们,你要拆毁邪灵居住的架构,你就会很容易把他赶出去。你把他的盔甲拆毁挪开之后,就很容易把他赶出去了。

所以我们的事工不 仅仅是赶鬼,我们要与那个人一起同工,了解邪灵居住的架构是什么。我们一起把邪灵居住的房子拆毁,邪灵没有地方可以继续抓住,他就没有办法再回来。

当你赶走了这个被拒绝的灵之后,这个人仍然相信谎言,相信他不是被爱的,不是被接纳的。在经历过几个他认为是负面的经历后,邪灵就会回来了。所以释放的事工不只是赶鬼,我们也要服事这个人,处理他生命中让邪灵进入的坚固营垒。我们要知道坚固营垒是什么,是怎样运行的。所以在服事,做释放事工的时候,要知道邪灵所居住的架构是什么,是什么让他可以抓住人的生命。

这就带出了一个问题,邪灵是怎样开始进入人,影响人生命的?不同的事工会从不同的角度来看这个问题。有些人甚至不看那些最根本的问题,我觉得这是个问题,因为邪灵赶出去后,还是会回来的。不同的事工会从不同的角度来看邪灵是怎样进来的,但最终会达到一个共同的结论。

第一种进入人的方式就是透过合法的权利。合法的权利代表邪灵有着合法的权柄,因着属灵的法则进入这个人的生命。这个权柄是因着这个人的犯罪而给予邪灵的。

以弗所书四章27节告诉我们,“不可给魔鬼留地步。”地步在希腊文里面的意思是合法的空间。不要给仇敌魔鬼一个合法的空间进入。

魔鬼进入我们生命最主要的方式就是透过这种合法的权利。当我们行走在神所设的法则原则当中时,我们是活在祝福里。当我们违背了神的律法,后果是相当严重的。我们收获的是我们所种下的,邪灵就有了合法的权利进入我们里面。之后我们会讲到耶稣在十字架上已经解决了这个合法权利的问题。当我们服事人时,我们要处理这个合法权利,让仇敌魔鬼在这人身上没有留任何的地步。要做的方式也非常简单。

第二种进入人的方式就是透过一些悲惨的不好的经历进入。这样一个伤痛的经历,就是在他情感上非常受伤的经历,可能是一次意外,或者让他惊吓的经历,或者长期处于压力当中。所以这样创伤的经历会在情绪上,身体上,影响这个人生命。很多时邪灵就会利用这种经历进入到人的生命当中。

当我们要帮助一个人时,你会发现在他伤痛的经历里面是有图案的,有记忆的,仇敌魔鬼就会把自己绑在这些记忆当中。

第三种进入人的方式是我们面对着这些惨痛经历时的回应。当一个人受伤时,他通常会想要回应,要控制这种疼痛,尝试要控制他们的人生。当他想要控制掌握他的人生时,在这个过程中,常常会给邪灵有合法的机会进来。

我自己的服事经历告诉我,这三种方式都是连在一起的。合法的权利,惨痛的经历,以及我们对这些惨痛经历的回应都是绑在一起的。所以当我们在服事一个人时,我们需要主要他们生命中的问题,我们要思考合法的权利,伤痛的经历,和对伤痛经历的回应。我们会详细谈这个,我会给大家一个步骤,一步一步的分析找到他生命中问题的根源。

当邪灵进入当一个人的生命中时,会带来一些他里面的问题。会影响这个人生命中不同的领域。这些领域包括:

1)他们会经历灵界的彰显。例如做噩梦,在梦里有可怕的东西显现,灵界的彰显显然来自于错误的根源。

2)邪灵也会影响我们的心思意念,有一些负面的想法不断的在我们里面得胜。

3)邪灵也会影响我们的情感,有一些情绪会突然出现,我们无法掌控。

4)邪灵也会影响我们的身体,带来一些疾病是我们无法回应的。

5)邪灵也会影响人的生活,透过一个不断循环挫败的模式。

这样的方式是如何在一个人的身上运行的呢?我想透过这样的方式向大家解释,我们看几处经文以帮助大家理解。先来看以弗所书三章20节说,邪灵和坚固营垒的运行会给人里面带来一个能量,但是圣灵也是在我们里面,带来一个能量,能力的。

给大家一个例子,当一个人生气的时候,会感觉到生气,里面有非常大的力量要冲出来,这是负面的力量。当一个人沮丧的时候,他们感受到他们周围有一个压制的负面的力量。当人们受到性犯罪的诱惑时,会感受到情欲的力量在他们的周围。我要告诉大家这两种运行其实是一样的。

第一个在以弗所书二章1至2节告诉我们,“你们死在过犯罪恶之中,他叫你们活过来;那时,你们在其中行事为人随从今世的风俗,顺服空中掌权者的首领,就是现今在悖逆之子心中运行的邪灵。”这里说的,是在我们心中运行的邪灵。这个运行在希腊文中的意思是“给予力量”,“兴奋起来”。所以当邪灵在一个人的生命中时,他释放一个强而有力的负面的能力,一个强而有力的属灵的压力在他身上。邪灵会释放一个强大的能量在人的生命里面,压制他们,捆绑他们,压制他们的心思,压制他们的意念,压制他们的生命。所以当邪灵在运行时,你会感受到能量的运行。

我们再看罗马书第七章5节,“因为我们属肉体的时候,那因律法而生的恶欲,就在我们肢体中发动,以致结成死亡的果子。”这里说在我们里面发动了,罪会在人里面发动,那个发动的意思就是给予能力,邪灵会在我们里面发动,给我们能量,在我们生命里面带来负面的压力。罪也做同样的事情,在人的生命中带来负面的能量。当我们在描述罪跟邪灵带来的影响的时候,圣经用“给予力量”来形容。当罪和邪灵运行在人的生命里时,那个人会感受到里面有一个很大的负面的能量要释放出来,我们不能透过人的意志力来胜过这个能量,因为这是一个属灵的能量。罪会释放属灵的能量在我们生命里面,这个能量是 运行在人的里面的力量,这个力量不断的要求释放的更多。邪灵会释放负面的能力,运行在人的里面。所以当人在罪和邪灵的影响下时,他里面会有一个很大的负面的能量正在压制他的生命。当我们面对邪灵的时候,我们需要先处理他生命里的罪,把罪对他生命产生的负面的能量挪开。

我们再看以弗所书第三章20节,“神能照着运行在我们心里的大力,充充足足的成就一切超过我们所求所想的。”对一个基督徒来说,在我们里面有一个正面了力量在运行当中。这个“运行”与我们前面提到的“运行”是一样的,在我们里面运行的力量是圣灵的大能。换句话说,圣灵其中之一的工作就是让我们的生命得着这样的能力,让我们有力量胜过这一切。

我们来看第16节保罗所做的祷告,“求他按着他丰盛的荣耀,借着他的灵,叫你们心里的力量刚强起来”。所以一定是可以的,我们可以借着神的灵,让我们内心的能力刚强起来。这个“刚强”就是“大大的加增,强壮”,就是“带着极大的能力”。所以虽然罪带出一个负面的能量,让我们远离神,虽然邪灵带来负面的能量,但是我们有另外一个正面的能量,是圣灵的大能,神的灵可以让我们刚强起来得胜。

帖撒罗尼迦前书第二章13节,“为此,我们也不住的感谢神,因你们听见我们所传 神的道、就领受了不以为是人的道、乃以为是 神的道.这道实在是 神的、并且运行在你们信主的人心中。”这里再次提到“运行”,神的道可以给予你极大刚强的生命,神的道可以大大的加增你生命的能力。我们知道负面能量的来源是罪和邪灵,但是正面的得胜的能量来自于圣灵和神的话语。

所以要帮助一个人得着真正的自由,我需要除去这个负面能量的来源,处理他生命中的罪和伤痛的经历,把邪灵赶出去,但是以人的意志力是不能够得胜的。很多时,我们只是告诉人该做什么,但是那个人的生命需要有能力去做这些事情,他需要知道他灵里面的人如何刚强起来,他需要知道如何透过神的灵,神的话刚强起来。过去他的生命是在挫败里面,而现在他们的生命充满了神的灵的大能和神的道的能力。我常常问这样的问题,“你怎样让神的道使你的灵刚强起来呢?”圣经告诉我们,神的道就有这样的功能。但是我的生命要怎样借着神的道刚强起来呢?

我们要做的不只是挪开负面的东西,我们要带人进入真正的生命里。所以当我们讲释放,不单是赶鬼而已。我们是把他们从过去负面的能量中转向,连结在生命的能量的源头。所以赶鬼只是其中一个部分而已,当我们更深的带人进入自由里时,我的目的是找出给予负面能量的源头并处理这个源头,带他们进入一个生命中神的大能在运行的模式,他们的生命因着充满神的能量刚强起来。

我们要知道怎样去做,怎样发现他的根本问题,怎样带他到生命的源头里。当人们经历了神的大能,他的生命刚强起来时。圣经这样告诉我们,“生命的律释放我,从罪和死亡的律”。换句话说,我需要活在神的生命的大能里才可以。不只是要赶鬼而已,我要从过去黑暗辖制捆绑当中来到自由的里面。这就是我们所谓的门徒训练,就是带人进入一个在神里面是活跃的地方。

很多时候当我们服事人时,他们只要我们帮他们解决问题,或者把他们的伤痛挪开,当然我们的目的是要带他们进入耶稣基督生命的源头里,当他们生命中与基督连结时,就有神的大能在他们生命中运行。

(一位学员被邀请上前做祷告示范)

神渴望我们把他的生命带到别人的生命中,这不应该是很困难的事情。主,我们感谢你来到她的身上,与她同在。我们不单单只是解决问题,我们要带领人认识生命的源头,不单是赶鬼,而是带人进入到基督的生命里。

(请上前来,闭上眼,将你的心敞开,让神触摸你)

我们相信神的同在,神呼召我们带来神的同在,想象神的百姓带着神的同在,而不是活在邪灵的辖制里面。很多时候我们的想法很负面,有邪灵,我需要解决他邪灵的问题。但是人受造是要让圣灵居住的,所以我们不只是要解决邪灵的问题,而是要带着神的同在,让他们的生命被神完全充满。过去我们是在邪恶的辖制里面,现在他们在圣灵的影响和充满当中。

(来,来,圣灵充满她,赶快来到她的右边,我们向神敞开。)

我总是想知道这是如何发生的,你要怎样建构你的生命,让神可以居住在里面。不应该困难,应该很容易的。我也要在这方面帮助大家。我们需要学习的是如何面对问题,如何解决邪灵的问题,怎样帮助人在神里面建构生命,使他们从被邪灵辖制到被圣灵充满,带着神的同在。

如果你只是透过赶鬼来释放的话,你会很兴奋,每次看到鬼就赶。可是如果我们从神的角度看,让人被圣灵充满,那就不单只是赶鬼了,而是要带他们进入生命的源头。阿门!



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自由的基础 (2 of 8)

我们现在来看邪灵进入人生命的门,邪灵是如何进入人生命中的,如何处理,把这些门关上。如果我们只是要赶鬼,而没有处理他们生命中根本的问题,释放他们得自由是很困难的,让他们持守在自由里面也是困难的。我们要来看圣灵进入人生命里的方式,当中有些是你已经知道的,有些也可能是你今天才知道的。我们会一一来看,然后解释如何处理这种方式。

有三个主要的部分: 一)合法的权利。什么是合法的权利,在合法的权利中仇敌怎样进入到人的生命中。我们要怎样拆毁这个合法的权利。在我们开始这些之前,我们要看耶稣在十字架上为我们所成就的,我们要看三处经文,耶稣已经处理好所有我们需要面对的问题。当我们看这需要服事的部分时,我们要知道如何面对这些问题。

我们首先来了解我们自由的根基是什么。歌罗西书第二章13至15节,“你们从前在过犯,和未受割礼的肉体中死了,神赦免了你们一切过犯,便叫你们与基督一同活过来。你们从前在过犯,和未受割礼的肉体中死了,神赦免了你们一切过犯,便叫你们与基督一同活过来。又涂抹了在律例上所写,攻击我们有碍于我们的字据,把他撤去,钉在十字架上。既将一切执政的掌权的掳来,明显给众人看,就仗着十字架夸胜。既将一切执政的掌权的掳来,明显给众人看,就仗着十字架夸胜。”

我们在这一段中看到耶稣为我们所成就的,这里说他“涂抹了我们所有的过犯,赦免我们的罪”,这里的过犯就是指我们刻意要犯的错,耶稣已经赦免了我们一切的过犯,又涂抹了在律例上所写,攻击我们,有碍于我们的字据,把他撤去,钉在十字架上。你会发现耶稣完全涂抹了攻击我们的字据。换句话说,我们违背神律法的所有证据,不管是我们知道还是不知道的犯罪,这些证据都有写下来,有时我们很难理解所有我们的过犯都有记录下来。

在旧约中我们知道如果你刻意犯罪,需要献祭,如果你无知犯罪,你也需要来到神的面前献祭。你可以想象就像一个人透过影片在看你的人生。天使有一个很大的工作就是记载你每一次的犯罪,他有一个很大的书卷。圣经讲耶稣将整个书卷钉在十字架上。

所有仇敌魔鬼可以看到你的东西,你曾经犯过的罪,仇敌魔鬼的控告就是指向那个书卷。所有你所犯的一切的错,耶稣都把它钉在十字架上。当耶稣把它钉在十字架上时,他赦免了我们一切的过犯。赦免代表我们不需要再还债。魔鬼说,“你犯了罪,你要偿还债务。”耶稣把它钉在十字架上,释放,每一个人都得到豁免。“既将一切执政的掌权的掳来、明显给众人看、就仗着十字架夸胜。”

所以当耶稣把我们的罪带到十字架上时,他已经挪开仇敌魔鬼可以攻击我们的兵器。所以在歌罗西书第二章我们看见,所有我们犯的罪,所有仇敌魔鬼有的合法权利,耶稣都已经把它带到十字架上了,他流出他的宝血,使这个合法的权利可以破除。就像我们刚才在路加福音第十一章看到的,“除去盔甲”,把罪除去。

我们必须要面对他们生命中罪的问题。神对罪是有补救方法的。有人会说,“这是我的软弱。”但是如果这不是罪,就没法带到十字架,没法胜过了。可是我们承认这是罪,把它带到十字架前。约翰一书第一章9节,“我们若认自己的罪,神是信实的,是公义的,必要赦免我们的罪,洗净我们一切的不义。”洗净我们从罪带来的一切的不洁。所以要了解耶稣为我们所做的,他在十字架上为我们担当了一切的过犯。如果一个人受邪灵影响的原因是因为罪,那么把他的罪带到十字架前。很多时人们只是要我们为他们祷告,我们必须告诉他们真理是什么,把他们引导到神的面前。

第二处经文是加拉太书第三章13至14节,“基督既为我们受了咒诅,就赎出我们脱离律法的咒诅。因为经上记着,『凡挂在木头上都是被咒诅的。』这便叫亚伯拉罕的福,因基督耶稣可以临到外邦人,使我们因信得着所应许的圣灵。”这里提到的是咒诅的问题解决了,这两节经文讲的是咒诅和祝福。

祝福就是透过言语释放出来的一个能力,也代表领受圣灵,领受祝福代表我们领受圣灵的能力,充满在我们生命里面,让我们继续在生活当中前行。所以蒙福的人生就是被圣灵能力充满的人生,蒙福的人生是活在圣灵运行里面的人生,所以第13节说“基督既为我们受了咒诅,就赎出我们脱离律法的咒诅”。咒诅就是带有负面的属灵能力的言语,那个能力是毁灭性的能力,咒诅背后的能力就是邪灵的能力。这里说耶稣为我们成为咒诅。

在旧约里有一节我们很熟悉的经文,“凡挂在木头上都是被咒诅的。”这是在罗马人发明钉十字架这一酷刑之前几百年就已经记载了。所以当罗马兵选择将耶稣钉十字架时,他们选择让耶稣受的刑法,让他经历了人类所有的咒诅,所有历代家族的咒诅,违背神律法所带下来的咒诅,所有在申命记二十七章所记载的咒诅,所有这些咒诅在十字架上都被破除了。基督救赎了我们,换句话说,他偿还了所有的赎价,这是合法的代价,他付上赎金将我们从辖制当中买赎回来。

当我们面对弟兄姐妹时,如果在他们生命中有咒诅临到,不管是历代家族的咒诅或者其它任何的咒诅,主耶稣在十字架上流出的宝血是解决咒诅的答案。我们要把咒诅带到十字架前,让咒诅的能力被破除。所以每一次我们在处理生命中有咒诅的人的 时候,我们要把他们的咒诅带到十字架前,让咒诅的能力被破除。然后让圣灵运行在他们生命当中,让祝福临到。

所以当我们在处理咒诅问题的时候,我们期待他会从邪灵的影响当中得释放,然后让圣灵充满,运行在他生命中。我们迟一点再来讲如何让圣灵运行。

现在我们来看以赛亚书五十三章,这是非常好的经文,如果我们能够背下来就更好了。这里讲的是我们可以收回曾经给予仇敌魔鬼的合法权柄,从而得到自由。如果仇敌魔鬼是透过合法权柄进入我们生命里面,神把这个合法权柄夺回,释放我们。所以当你服事人的时候,把这个合法权利从仇敌魔鬼那里夺回来,邪灵就没有合法的权柄停留在那人生命中。

以赛亚书五十三章3节,我要你了解耶稣在十字架上所成就的有多么伟大。“他被藐视,被人厌弃,多受痛苦,常经忧患。他被藐视,好像被人掩面不看的一样;我们也不尊重他。”他全然担当我们的忧患,背负我们的痛苦。忧患代表在忧伤,困难,疾病,软弱中;痛苦代表我们情感上的忧伤和精神上的折磨。

所以耶稣担当了我们的忧患,背负了我们的痛苦,第5节,“哪知他为我们的过犯受害,为我们的罪孽压伤。因他受的刑罚,我们得平安;因他受的鞭伤,我们得医治。”我们讲到过犯是指我们刻意的要去违背神的律法。罪孽使我们内心扭曲倾向犯罪,是我们人性的扭曲和对犯罪的喜好。第6节,“我们都如羊走迷,各人偏行己路。耶和华使我们众人的罪孽都归在他身上。”

从我们所看的这三处经文中可知,在十字架上耶稣处理了我们的过犯和罪孽,他处理了我们生命当中所有的咒诅,处理了我们所有的忧患和痛苦,所有我们伤痛的经历,他处理了我们生命中扭曲转离神的罪孽,耶稣在十字架上为我们完成了整个和好的工作,我们需要思考的是我们应该怎样把这个应用在我们的服事当中。

在旧约中,人们必须把羊羔的血涂在门楣上,羊的血不只是要流出来,还要涂上去。所以我们要把耶稣为我们流的宝血,他为我们所做的应用在我们的服事当中。换句话说,我们必须要借着信心来使用神为我们所成就的。所以在整个服事当中,我们有我们要做的,被服事者也有他们需要做的,在他们得到自由的过程中,他们也有需要做的事情。

举例来说,当我们讲重生得救的时候,耶稣为我们死在十字架上,使我们可以重生得救,让每一个人都可以得救。从合法的角度讲,每一个人都可以重生得救,但是要让救恩彰显在他的生命当中,他自己必须要有所回应,他们必须要认罪悔改,然后相信。所以让神运行工作之前,人必须预备好自己,做一些事情来回应神。

所以我们的责任是要带他们来认识,应用神已经为他们成就的。第一个是让他们得自由,第二是让他们持守在自由里面。他们要应用主耶稣为他们所成就的。要应用需要信心,所以在他们得自由之前,一定要把这些讲清楚,让这些成为他们得自由的根基。我觉得人们没有得自由或持守在自由里面的原因是,他们生命里面根本的东西并没有拔除。或者在过程中,那个人并没有一起参与同工。

我们刚才谈到了自由的根基,我们看到耶稣在十字架上为我们所成就的,当时每个人都必须做好他需要做的事。我给大家一个人必须要做回应的清单。第一,人们必须要看清楚而且要为他生命中的挫败承担责任。很多时候人们都喜欢怪罪其它的事情,他们有很多的借口,很多的理由去怪罪别人,但是迈向自由中很重要的一部分就是要为你犯的罪和挫败承担责任。

箴言第二十八章13节,“遮掩自己罪过的,必不亨通;承认离弃罪过的,必蒙怜恤。”如果我们把我们该负的责任隐藏起来,通常我们透过怪罪别人来不负起我们的责任,或者减低我们应负的,或者否定我们的问题,这些其实是在拦阻神让我们得自由的工作。所以当我们在服事人的时候,他们如果不愿意为自己所做的承担责任,你很难继续下去。如果他们没有承认他们活在一个模式里面,他们很难得到自由。

我们最大的挑战就是让人看见真理,很多时候他们会把问题隐藏起来,或者假装问题没有那么糟糕。最近我在服事一位姐妹的时候,她在挣扎,因为她无法怀孕,她渴望有一个家庭。我跟她分享,听她的故事。我说,你已经有一个家庭了,你有四个孩子,你之前夺走了四个孩子的生命,他们现在在天国,他们是真实的,有各自的名字的。所以你之前所做的事情,造成了你现在无法怀孕。

对她来讲,这是一个很痛苦的经历,让她面对她现在无法怀孕这个事实是跟她之前四次堕胎有关系的。我跟她说让我们祷告,让她可以得着医治,可以怀孕之前,要承认是什么样的原因使你陷入现在的痛苦光景中。在天国你有四个孩子,他们的生命是因为你这样的选择而结束的。耶稣认识他们每一个,你需要来到耶稣面前,他已经饶恕了你,你需要来领受他的饶恕。我们可以为你祷告,让这个罪带来的结果可以得着医治。她想要得医治,却不想要去面对因她之前的选择所造成的后果。我说你要先经历饶恕,承认你对在天国的孩子们所做的事。神深深的触摸了她,她当天也给四个孩子都取了名字。

所以我们最大的挑战就是在服事弟兄姐妹的时候让他们认清他们真正的原因是什么,也愿意为这个问题承担责任。在提摩太后书第二章24至26节 中写道,“然而主的仆人不可争竞;只要温温和和地待众人,善于教导,存心忍耐, 用温柔劝戒那抵挡的人,或者神给他们悔改的心,可以明白真道, 叫他们这已经被魔鬼任意掳去的,可以醒悟,脱离他的网罗。”这里讲的是一个被魔鬼掳去的人,换句话说,就是在无法摆脱的影响之下,魔鬼控制了他的心思意念,甚至决定,他需要脱离这个网罗。

在他脱离网罗得自由之前,有一个很重要的步骤,就是需要明白真道,愿意悔改,他们就可以脱离魔鬼的网罗。如同26节讲,“可以醒悟。”就是清醒明白过来。所以在他们承认这个真理之前,通常会有很多的冲突,可是一旦他们承认了真理,他们就进入了自由的过程中。所以当你在服事人,跟他们分享真理的时候,你会发现他们的心思意念就像一个战场,可是当他们明白,承认之后,会有一个突破。

承认真理和悔改是在脱离网罗之前。在我们服事人的过程中,我们会问他们一些问题,以帮助我们明白他们的问题所在,然后告诉他们真理是什么,告诉他们如何在这个过程中一步步地得释放,然后用神的大能让他们经历到释放。这样讲明白吗?我们会问一些问题,诊断出问题的根源,帮助他们认识真理。如果他们愿意承认这个真理,愿意进入悔改里面,你就可以带他们进入到自由。如果他们不承认真理,或者不愿意悔改,他们就没办法得自由,或者如果你帮他们得自由,他们也没法持守在自由里面。所以在我们的服事当中,先认识真理,之后才能进入神的大能里面。

所以当我跟这位姐妹分享时,她是在教会里面做领袖的,非常有影响力。可是因为无法生育,她的心常常被搅扰。所以当我说她有四个孩子的时候,可以感觉到她周围困惑的气氛。接下来我要慢慢的一步步的帮她分析,让她看清,因为她过去相信一个谎言,以为这不是一个生命,只是我生命中需要解决的问题。我需要帮助她了解,她有四个孩子,他们现在住在天上。你现在有这样的问题,是因为你过去夺走了他们的生命。她就解释她当时堕胎的原因,很多压抑和伤痛。

我说,“我们没有办法进入到自由里面,除非你能够诚实的承认,面对生命中的问题。这是圣经中明确讲明的。“你会感到她里面有很多的挣扎和困惑,突然就清晰起来,她就明白了她所做的。然后,她就因着她所做的开始忧伤了,这个时刻就是我们开始服事,为她祷告的时候。因为她承认真理,也愿意悔改。

所以我们的服事过程其实很简单,就是首先发现问题的根源,然后帮助他承认,悔改。一开始他很苦毒的怪罪周围的人,我说当你怪罪别人的时候,你自己就是一个受害者,一个受害者的心是无法得着自由的。当你怪罪别人的时候,你把你得自由的能力给了别人。可是当你愿意为你的状况承担责任的时候,你就再次有能力得到释放。

所以我们第一个带他们进入的就是让他们认识到自己的罪,并为他们所做的承担责任。当他们愿意看清问题所在,也愿意承担责任,就可以继续下一个步骤了。有一位姐妹,我本来是要为她祷告的,她问我说,“有个人想跟我结婚,我应该怎么办?”这种问题通常很微妙。于是我说,“可以告诉我你的状况吗?”她说,“我曾经跟这个人交往了三四年,分手后,我又跟另外一个人交往并有了一个孩子,然后又分手了。现在这个人又回来说要娶我。”我问她,“你们为什么分手呢?”她说,“他之前曾经三次对我不忠实。”我说,”这是一个很合理的理由。通常不忠实一次就已经分手了,你还等了三次。”我说,“他是基督徒吗?”她说,“他不是。”

于是我说,“答案非常简单,过去他对你不忠实三次,他的心也没有经历过改变,他会继续做他之前所做的。”可是我可以感觉到她没有听我的话,因为她想要跟这个人结婚。我问她,“你可不可以跟我分享一些你自己的家庭,分享一下你的父亲。”她说,“我不跟我的父亲碰面。”“为什么?”“当我十三岁的时候,我的父母就离异了。他现在跟别人住在一起。”我说,“我很好奇你的父母是怎样离婚的。”“我父亲不忠实。”“多少次?”“三次。”整个过程其实很奇特。我说,“你对你的父亲有苦毒,你论断他,这个根源一直没有解决。这就是为什么你被同样的男人吸引,而且你也受蒙蔽了,看不出他的真实面目。这段关系是一个灾难,你需要处理的是心中对你父亲的苦毒。我很讶异她说她看不出这个情况,其实是她不想看见,因为她只想着跟这个男人结婚。我说,“很抱歉,我没法帮到你。因为你不愿意面对你生命中的苦毒,也不愿意相信其实你里面有邪灵在影响你。”

所以当我们在服事弟兄姐妹的时候,第一个阶段就是要了解问题的根本是什么,帮助对方看到他们所应承担的责任,然后帮助他们得自由。

1) 帮助他认清问题,承担责任。

2) 认罪,悔改。一个人要得到自由,他身上罪的问题一定要先处理,如果有因罪带来的合法权利,罪必须要从他身上先挪开。透过认罪,悔改,我们可以把罪从他身上挪开。约翰一书第一章9节,“我们若认自己的罪, 神是信实的,是公义的,必要赦免我们的罪,洗净我们一切的不义。”所以我们要先处理罪的问题。人们必须要认罪,悔改,处理罪的问题。悔改代表我们转离罪。罪引导我们走向死亡,转离罪,就会引导我们走向生命。很多时候释放很困难,是因为他没有真正的认罪。

3) 服事的对象必须要释放,饶恕。马可福音第十一章25节告诉我们,“你们站着祷告的时候,若想起有人得罪你们,就当饶恕他,好叫你们在天上的父也饶恕你们的过犯。”人们无法得自由的另一个主要的原因就是因为不饶恕。

不饶恕使人的魂和伤害他的事情与背后的邪灵绑在一起。当一个人里面有不饶恕的时候,通常他的心中会有憎恨,因为不公义的事情临到他的身上,他生命中一些宝贵的东西被夺走了。可能是真实的伤害,也可能只是想象中的伤害。不饶恕就是债务一定要偿还,你欠了我的,你一定要还。就如怀恨父亲,因为他对家庭不忠,破坏了整个家,我受苦了这么多年,你一定要偿还。我们心里面对那个伤害的要求,就是要偿还的要求。

饶恕就是你欠了我的,你不用偿还了,我释放你,你不需要跟我道歉,你不需要补偿我,你不需要做任何事情,我已经把要求你偿还的权利放下。如果我们要释放人得自由,就需要明白饶恕的大能和重要性。马太福音第十八章34至35节中说,你们若不 从 心 里 饶 恕 你 的 弟 兄,就会被交给掌刑的。换句话说,不饶恕会带给邪灵合法的权利,可以进入你的生命里面。

我发现这越来越成为一个问题。如果只是简单的对人说,“嘿,你需要饶恕。”是不够的。他需要从心里面饶恕,必须是一个心里面的决定,从死亡转向生命。“我放下不饶恕,我释放饶恕,我愿意祝福这个人。”耶稣说你要祝福那些抵挡你伤害你的人,为他们祷告。所以饶恕他们是放开他们,祝福他们。所以我发现,不是机械的对他们说,“你需要饶恕。”然后为他们祷告。可是他的心没有在里面,这样他们是不会得自由的。饶恕是一个决定,是一个选择,是从心里出发,愿意放手。

有些时候他们做的祷告只是言语,心里却没有真正放下来,因为他们把那个伤痛和愤怒埋藏在他们心底的深处。当你在服事弟兄姐妹的时候,一定要了解,一个人可能受伤很深。让我举个例子帮你理解。如果Jonathan过来跟我说,“麦克牧师,请你原谅我。我带给你一些伤害,你会饶恕我吗?”我说,“是的,是的,没问题。”关键是,他没有告诉我他做了什么,我也没有问。是一块钱的问题还是一百万的问题?你做的事情对我有多深的影响?如果你拿了一块钱,没问题;如果是一百万,你毁了我的生活,我存了那么久的钱被你偷走了,你要我饶恕你,我气死了。你发现一块钱和一百万是不一样的。我的损失与我是相连的。如果你要我饶恕,我就要了解我释放的是什么。所以很多人在释放的时候,只是在头脑里做了祷告,可是心却没有参与到这个过程中。所以在你服事人的时候,这样做是有帮助的,你帮助他承认心中真正的伤痛。这个人做了什么?怎样影响了你?你的感觉是什么?很多人否认他真正的感受,在华人里面更是。他们就是忍者,如刀在心,可是里面很苦毒。如果一个人苦毒,他会显现出来,说话很尖锐,苦毒像河流一样玷污周围的人。

所以在我为一个人释放祷告之前,我会让他们写下来分享这件事对他的影响到底是什么。“你觉得怎么样?”“你生气吗?”“你有多生气?”很多时候这些情绪都被压抑起来。我发现这样做很有帮助,用问题与他互动。因为当他承认他内心的感受的时候,他才会跟他的心连结。“当你想到这个人的时候,你的感觉是什么?”“我才不想他呢。”是的,因为你想要逃避。可是当你真正去想你的感觉,你会害怕,你会生气,你会痛,让他把情绪带出来。

有时我会让人写一封“生气的信”,其实不是给任何人看,只是让他自己和神看,把他心里的感受写出来摆在面前。有的时候是对父亲,或者是对母亲,有时是其他人。当你写的时候,先把好的东西写下来,因为他们不把好的东西写下来,他们要经历这个过程。当他写坏的部分时,“哦,对我很坏。”“哦,其实也没有那么坏。”“我好生气。”“哦,他其实还挺好的。”这样他就没有办法真正的跟心连结。所以如果跟你的父亲有关系的,先写下来他的优点,感谢你给我这么多好的东西,然后再写下来真正带给你忧伤的事情。写下来你心里真实的感受,让感受真实的流露出来,为你的感受忧伤流泪。这时才释放饶恕。你就知道你要放下,要饶恕什么了,“我释放他,饶恕他,祝福他。”要得到自由,饶恕是一个非常重要的部分。神要我们活在这个地方,不是要我们不断的要求别人,而是要成为别人的祝福。

有时候,我会暂停服事,先帮助他们一起面对他们的感受,将感受表达出来,饶恕别人,特别是那些有被虐待和有非常惨痛经历的。然后释放饶恕,我饶恕他们,我祝福他们。特别是对于那些长期的来自于家人的伤痛。我鼓励他在接下来三个星期,每次敬拜神的时候,都想到那个人,去拥抱他们,祝福他们,为他们祷告。因为当你的心里还有伤痛和怒气的时候,你是不可能这样做的。这些都是带我们得自由的根基。如果我们没有承认我们的罪,就会拦阻整个过程,如果我们没有悔改,也无法进入到自由里面,如果我们没有饶恕,也无法得自由。

下一个步骤就是,人们必须要弃绝他们生命中的捆绑。我会解释到底有什么样的捆绑,然后怎样做。捆绑可以是历代家族的咒诅,或者内在誓言。举例来说,我之前为一位女士祷告,她想要怀孕,我问她之前你有没有怀孕过,她说我们有一个孩子,可是之后又流产过三四次。“你可以讲一下第一次怀孕的情况吗?”“非常艰难,非常痛苦。”“你有没有曾经在心里面说再也不要生孩子了?”“有的。”这就是内在誓言带来的结果,你的身体是在回应你的内在誓言。你的身体在拒绝每一个闯进去的孩子,因为你说过不要再有孩子了。你必须要破除弃绝这个咒诅对你生命的影响。然后我们会讲这个弃绝是什么。这里我们讲到承认我们的问题,负起责任,悔改,认罪,饶恕,弃绝,破除捆绑,最后就是寻找神的大能来释放自由。我们看到整个得自由的过程,得自由的根基,寻求耶稣来得自由;否则在事奉过程 中人们会把你当成偶像,他们希望你来解决问题,他们把所有的责任加在你的身上,你要给我得自由。你要让他们承担责任,去寻找耶稣,得到自由。

我为大家做一个示范,有没有一个志愿者?感谢神,你,就是你了。请把手交给我。当我们服事人的时候,如果人定睛在你的身上,去为他成就这件事,就会有一种压力从他身上出来,你就会有表现的压力,从人身上而来的压力其实是由巫术去掌控的,耶稣从不让从人而来的压力影响他的服事,他做父神让他做的事,或者因着怜悯做事。

很简单的建议,我会说,“我希望你闭上眼睛,定睛耶稣,从里面仰望耶稣,期待他触摸你。”现在,他的焦点已经从我转向耶稣了,他的压力已经不在我身上了,我要他的焦点定睛在主耶稣身上,期待领受从他那里来的能力。当他这样做的时候,神的同在运行就临到了。同样,我也不要专注在他身上,我把焦点定睛在耶稣身上,他的同在就会来临,你会感觉到他恩膏的来临。所有我们的服事必须是定睛在圣灵身上,我们跟他一起同工,让他的心向圣灵敞开。聆听圣灵的声音,就很容易可以运行在他的大能里面。你要让他的眼目定睛在耶稣身上,寻求帮助。人们总是习惯定睛在你的身上,寻求你的帮助,他们是一个受害者,你是他们的拯救者,而事实不是这样的。结果可能会是这样:我是受害者,你是拯救者,你必须要拯救我,如果我没有得自由,那就是你的错。我就要去找一个更有恩膏的。同样的,你要让我得释放,让我得自由,我还是用一个受害者的身份去思想,而不是在神的能力中来思考。如何决定是我的责任,我要在信心里面得自由,是我的信心要释放神的大能。

“请上前来,让我牵着你的手,闭上眼睛,把你的心向神敞开,神的大能就会临到你。”我们的事工应该是从安息中开始,其实我没有做很多,我只是把他引到真正的答案面前,他可以感受到神的大能在他身上。我发现在我们服事的时候,那个恩膏是从我们里面涌出来的,是圣灵的大能,当人们向神敞开的时候,会有恩膏临到他们。我可以强烈的释放神的大能,因为我们已经创造了这样的一个可以服事的氛围。

所有你不要想着有一个好的表现,要帮助人们处理他们的问题。如果你想着去解决问题,你就变成了拯救者,他是受害者,你就在扮演耶稣的角色。如果没有任何事情发生,你就会觉得很糟糕,你也变成了受害者,认为为什么没有透过我带给他自由。这就是一个问题,所以我们必须要有一个正确的焦点。我总是叫人们定睛在主身上,而不是我的身上。圣灵一起同工释放自由,你就会发现圣灵的流动是很自然地释放出来的。

在服事人的时候,我们需要认识到“我无法拯救他,我解决不了他的问题,这也不是我的责任。认识到这一点是很有帮助的,我是基督的代表,我把基督带到他生命中,帮助他与基督连结。所以我的事工就是将他带到能真正拯救他的那一位主面前。如果我总是认为“我要解决他的问题”, 我就会在一个压力下,每一次都要找到正确的答案。可是如果我只是帮助他与神连结的,我就可以放松,当你里面是放松,安息的,你就会发现服事是最有效的。圣灵就像鸽子一样,你一紧张,鸽子就飞走了。所以你里面安歇,圣灵的恩膏就更容易流出。

现在让我牵着她的手,这样触摸她。“闭上你的眼睛,仰望主耶稣,渴望他触摸你,期待他与你同在。”现在我期待她定睛在主身上,我也定睛在主身上。主,我感谢你与我们同在。当你定睛在主耶稣身上的时候,你要怎么做呢?我就想象主就站在我面前,非常靠近,我注视着他。耶稣说,“我看见父神所做的,我也去做。”透过这样的方式,你的事工会很容易。让人与神连结,你也与主相连,就会很自然的运行。圣灵就会降临。很简单。

我们还没有进入到释放里,我只是教导大家怎样预备人的心进入到服事里。当我们预备一个人的时候,就是预备他的心仰望主,准备领受神迹。不是要定睛在我要解决的问题上。这是你的问题,我与你一起同工带来神的答案。这样你就不会承受一个很大的服事的压力,让我们的思想都对焦在耶稣身上。当人的心预备好,转向神的时候,你真的可以感受到神的同在临到他们身上。当人的心没有预备好,还缺少什么的时候,圣灵就不见了。

我能牵着你的手吗?你什么都不需要做,只是闭上眼睛,向主敞开你的心,就像打开门让他进来一样。“我现在所寻求的,是神的大能触摸她。”每次我这样做的时候,都能够感觉到这人对神有多敞开。你可以感觉到神的灵临到他们身上,或者你可以感到有些阻挡,水流不畅。现在神的灵来了,她很放松,这样就非常容易服事。

有时你会感觉到一个无形的墙,你可以感受到那个抵挡,你必须要学会察觉这些不同点。约翰福音第七章38节告诉我们,“信 我 的 人 , 就 如 经 上 所 说 , 从 他 腹 中 要 流 出 活 水 的 江 河 来 。”圣灵是像河流一样运行的,我所做的就是如何预备一个人的最根本的东西,什么是他们必须要做的,我们要做的就是跟圣灵一起同工,让圣灵可以自由的运行。

我要牵着他的手,我不是尝试让什么事情发生,而是把焦点定睛在主耶稣身上,我能真实的感受到从天而来的能力在他身上,我唯一做的就是把他的焦点转向那个源头,我能看见那个水流,我也向那个水流敞开,所以这样的服事事工不是很轻松吗?我们不是要尝试让事情发生,我们要对圣灵所做的工作更敏感,对圣灵的流动更敏感,对圣灵的运行更敏感,一直不断聆听他所说的话。这样,就不是你要去解决一个人的问题,而是与圣灵同工。我们还可以借着圣灵的能力赶鬼,我们还没有进入赶鬼的阶段,我只是让大家想到如何跟圣灵一起同工。阿门!

我不再继续教,我要你尝试一些练习,这是一个很好的操练,把你的笔记本放下,还是可以坐下来。我来演示一下。我们都是在灵里服事,换句话说,有神的恩膏在我们身上,我们可以挑旺恩膏,我们可以挑旺圣灵的流动,所以接下来我们做这样的操练。等一下我们会用强有力的方言祷告,挑旺我们灵里面的人。我要你三个人一组,你可以去到会场所有的地方,每三个人一组。

我这里有三个人,你是接福的人,你要睁开眼;你是领受的人,可以把眼睛闭起来;你是服事的人,你要释放神的大能。接下来我们这样做,我们一步步教导大家,第一步,“我能在你身上操练吗?”“好,你尽力而为。”你闭上眼睛,牵着她的手,我要你方言祷告,方言祷告就会挑旺你的灵,还不需要做任何事情。他还没有尝试做,就已经发生了,圣灵已经在她身上了。你能感受到恩膏在她身上吗?是的,是的,很强对不对?你正释放神的大能到她身上,我们数1,2,3,你就吹气。圣灵来了。

你刚刚有什么样的感觉?当你方言祷告的时候,你有没有感觉内心有一个能力升起来?当你方言祷告的时候,你发现什么样的事情发生在她身上?她感觉有一个水流临到她身上,她开始站立不稳。当你祷告的时候,她开始仰望神,你注意到圣灵开始临到她。我们能够敏锐的感觉到圣灵的运行是很重要的,然后你很容易释放神的大能。从你里面的能力,不是外在的力量,是借着我们的信心,从里面释放出来的力量。

你注意到你坐的位置是你没有办法推她的,有些人是想把她推倒。当你把她推倒的时候,你是在血气里面,你没有依靠圣灵。你推人的话,圣灵会担忧就离开了。你不需要推,人们不喜欢被推,你推他,他会推回来,没有人喜欢被推倒。那不是服事,那是推人。好,我们三个人一组,我能在你身上练习呀?可以。牵着她的手,用方言祷告,放轻松,挑旺圣灵的水流,释放神的大能。1,2,3,神的大能。看,这并不难,对不对?给她一点掌声。

我可以牵着你的手吗?如果我这样为她祷告,我根本不可能推她,你也可以按在这里。你要练习服事,不推人,学会释放神的大能。我们没有期待这样的事发生,但是它就发生了,因为我们在圣灵的流动当中。触摸她,触摸她,当恩膏在释放当中,邪灵就开始彰显,感谢主,触摸她。

我们还没有时间看到问题的根本,事情就发生了,但我们跟圣灵一起同工,我们祷告,恐惧的灵离开她,奉主耶稣的灵,释放她。感谢主。



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(开场祷告)

主啊,我们向你敞开我们的心,渴望你的触摸,服事我们,教导我们,我们欢迎你,愿神的国可以来到我们中间,今天早上我们仰望你,我们为你昨天所做的感谢你,也为你今天将要做的感谢你。在今天白天和晚上的聚会中,我们感谢你,珍惜你的同在,我们爱你在我们当中所做的,最重要的是我们把我们的心定睛在你的身上,今天早晨,我们把一切的尊荣都归给你,感谢你。阿门!

(上节简介)

今早我们要看的是心中的捆绑。我们很快的复习一些我们昨天所提到的,我们看到耶稣授膏,来释放人自由,耶稣教导释放,释放其实是神国的彰显,我们看到耶稣教导我们当邪灵被赶出后,会尝试重新回到原来那个人的身上。这就是为什么释放的事工常常被人误解,因为我们常常专注在赶鬼,而不是在处理这个人问题的本质。耶稣说,当鬼被从人的生命中赶出去的时候,那个鬼会尝试回来再次占有这个人的生命。这就是为什么我们要处理的其实是他生命中根本的问题。

我们的角色不只是要把鬼赶出去,而是要把这个人的生命从黑暗中带到光明里面,帮助他们在生命的旅程中与神同行。我们看到在以弗所书第四章中的经文讲到,偷窃的不要再偷了。什么时候小偷不再偷窃,是当他开始劳力工作,并开始给予出去。

昨天他们也提到邪灵可以通过什么样的方式进入到我们生命里面。第一,透过合法的权利,当人违背神的律法,仇敌魔鬼就拥有了合法的权利进入到人的生命中去。记得耶稣的教导,那个魔鬼说“我要回到我的屋子里去。”我昨天为那位姐妹祷告的时候,邪灵对我说,“她是属于我的。”换句话说,邪灵在说这是我的屋子,我是有权住在这里的。重要的是,当我们释放人得自由的时候,我们要把邪灵合法居住在这里的权利夺走,我等一下告诉大家如何做,很简单。

对于每一个基督徒来说,主耶稣是我们生命中的主人,邪灵魔鬼无法拥有一个信徒。圣经告诉我们,我们是耶稣的宝血重价赎买回来的。代价已付,我们得自由。当我们心里相信,口里承认,主耶稣基督是我们的主人,我们是单单属他的时候,我们就得救了。借着圣灵,我们从过去黑暗的国度进入到神的国度里面,我们拥有我们的权利,有我们可以享受的福分。

记得我昨天呼召的时候,我引用了约翰福音第一章12节,“凡接待他的,就是信他名的人,他就赐他们权柄,作神的儿女。”当我们把我们的信放在基督身上,从法律的角度看,我们就可以真正成为他的后裔,他的儿子。所以邪灵无法拥有一个基督徒,他可能会侵占基督徒生命中的某一个部分。

记得在我们做开始祷告中,我带大家做一个信心的宣告,主耶稣是我生命的救主,是我的主,我是因着主耶稣的宝血赎买回来的,从咒诅,从邪灵和罪的辖制之下赎买回来的,我是单单属于主耶稣的。这个信心的宣告就是预备人进入到释放里,当邪灵说“他属于我”时,他就是在乱讲,因为这人已经宣告他是属于主耶稣的。有时在服事时,我也会提醒他他是属于主耶稣的。所以邪灵进入人生命中最主要的方式就是透过这样的合法的权利。

第二个邪灵进入人生命中的方式就是创伤的经历。这个伤痛的经历很深的影响了他们的情感。相似的经历对不同的人有着不一样的影响,之后我会再谈这个创伤式的经历。当一个人经历了创伤性的经历时,他里面的惊吓可能会给邪灵留下进入的机会。举例来说,青少年在学校期间会有感受到极大压力的经历,这些经历所造成的内在誓言或者错误的信念,常常会给仇敌魔鬼机会进入到他们生命中去。

第三个邪灵进入人生命中的方式,就是人对这些创伤性经历的回应和反映。我们以后再讲这一点。

昨天我们谈到使人得自由的根基是什么。首先,我们必须知道耶稣为我们所成就的是什么。我们看到主耶稣在十字架上所成就的大功。所以从法律的角度讲,耶稣在十字架上为我们赎买了什么,这是我们必须要知道的,要讲出来,还要对邪灵讲出神的话。

其次,我们谈到这个人必须要承担的责任是什么。我们讲到他必须要认清问题,并要为这个问题承担责任。必须要认罪,必须要悔改,必须要饶恕,弃绝从邪灵而来的任何捆绑以及与邪灵签订的任何协议。他们必须要做出来,在灵里面兴起抵挡魔鬼。雅各书第四章7节告诉我们,“故此你们要顺服神,务要抵挡魔鬼,魔鬼就必离开你们逃跑了。”这个经文很清楚的说,我们必须要让我们的生命跟神一致。“顺服”在希腊文中的意思是“转移我们的姿势,对准”,这个意思就是我们要预备我们自己,然后降伏在主耶稣之下,我们就可以得胜。这个词也是一个军事的用词,就是指我们降伏在主里面就可以经历得胜。当军队排列的时候,也代表他们排列整齐,准备打仗。

这是一个功能用词,当圣经中讲到“妻子顺服丈夫,”这个顺服不是讲丈夫比妻子更优更好,或者妻子是更次等的,而是讲他们要预备好,排列整齐,进入到争战里面。所以顺服,降伏神,代表我们的生活与神的关系有一个正确的次序。如果有要认罪的,认罪;如果有要饶恕的,饶恕;如果有捆绑辖制的,弃绝。降伏,就可以得胜。

第二个讲的词是抵挡魔鬼。刚才我们讲到我们预备在神之下,跟他一起得胜。但是我们也预备好一个姿势,来抵挡魔鬼,魔鬼必定要逃跑。你会发现经文中很多时候把这个责任放在我们的身上,我们必须站在预备好的地方,准备打仗。你要记住这个经文,你要预备人进入服事里时会非常有用。我们的角色就是帮助他们与神站在一起,抵挡邪灵。

你可以看出,当一个人爱他的罪,没有准备好弃绝他的罪,你就知道他没有降伏神,也没有准备要抵挡魔鬼。当一个人不愿意饶恕的时候,他就没有在神的秩序里面,他不愿意降伏,也没有抵挡魔鬼,其实他就是站在魔鬼那一边。

所以雅各书第四章7节是非常有趣的经文,当我们降伏神的时候,让你的生命在神的秩序架构下,抵挡魔鬼。接下来他说要“亲近神,他就会亲近你”。所以这个人可以从过去在仇敌的辖制当中进入亲近神的亲密关系里面,重点是这个转变。

当我们在服事人的时候,我们要帮助他们认清在得自由的过程中他们自己所要做的部分,否则我们总是在营造一个受害者的心态,在里面纠结,他觉得他是受害者,让你成为拯救者。所以我们必须要建构他的信心,让他相信他可以突破。我们也会来看怎么做。

(主要信息)

今天我们要来看的是我们心中的捆绑可能会有哪些,我们应该怎样破除这些捆绑,然后我们会回过来再谈邪灵进入我们生命中的各种方式,我们会详细探讨每一个方式,帮助不同方式的人得医治。我们现在来看的是心中的捆绑。

我们昨天读到路加福音第十一章,拆毁壮士的盔甲,那个人才能得自由。箴言第四章23节,“你要保守你心,胜过保守一切。因为一生的果效,是由心发出。”你要成为你心的守望者,圣经告诉我们为什么要谨慎的保守我们的心,因为你一生的果效,或者说你一生的界限,是由你的心来决定的。发生在你心里的状况,一定会在你今后的生活中显现。耶稣说,当人说话,是说他心里所想的。

箴言第四章这里说一生的果效是由心发出的,所以我们不是以我们想的或是认为的方式来生活,而是在我们心里的东西会发出来影响我们的生活。如果在你心里有一个苦毒的根,这个根会像水流一样玷污你生活中的每一个关系,那个水流是邪灵的能量充满的水流,在你生命中的每一个部分这个苦毒的根都会出现,玷污你所有的人际关系。所以我们必须要认清问题,处理这个根。

很多时候在我们心里的东西会借着我们的口说出来,或者通过我们的面容表情,或者是我们结出的果子表现出来。例如一个人是苦毒的,你若问他,“你苦毒吗?”他一定说,“我不苦毒。”“你心中是不是有很深的愤怒和不饶恕?”“没有,你怎么会觉得我有。”可是如果你了解那些征兆,去寻找的话,你会发现很多人都非常苦毒。跟大家分享你要寻找的东西,这是苦毒的征兆。

苦毒的征兆有这些:

1) 这人的面容没有喜乐。一个苦毒的人很难喜乐,喜乐也很难持久,因为他的心是苦的。

2) 有苦毒的人从面容就可以看出,他的脸看起来是酸酸的,而且越老,那种尖酸越明显。有些人越老,越甜,充满爱;而有些人越老,越吓人。

3) 尖锐的言辞。苦毒的原文意思就是尖锐。尖锐的用词会伤害人心,后面很有可能是苦毒。

4) 压抑下的怒气。当一个人苦毒的时候,他心里实际上隐藏了很多的怒气。你可以感觉到他们的不认同,可是他们不开口讲任何东西。

5) 抱怨。抱怨这个,抱怨那个,总没有办法感恩喜乐。

6) 不感恩。苦毒的来源是因为我们的不饶恕和怒气,不饶恕是要求对方偿还,因此一个不饶恕的人没有办法为他所有的感谢,他总是说你要还我这个,还我那个。

7) 怪罪他人。一个充满苦毒怒气的人,常常会怪罪他人,把所有的不是都怪罪在别人身上。

8) 无法庆祝别人的成功。如果身边的人得到升职,“为什么是他,他不配。”没有能力去庆祝别人的成功。

我用这个例子的目的就是告诉你,所有在我们心里的东西,都会在我们的生活中显露出来。不管你如何假装压抑或假装这些东西不存在,它一定会从你心中发出来。如果你灵里面是敏锐的,你甚至可以感受到它的运行。在那个人身上就是有这种压力。

所以我们讲到你一生的果效是由心发出来的。我要跟大家分享一些基本的,心里面的捆绑是什么,我们应该如何处理这些不同的捆绑。邪灵会附在这些心里的捆绑上,加增这个人心里的压力。当我们服事人的时候,我们需要知道要处理心里面的问题。我会给大家一个清单,是我常看到的一些心里的困扰,就是影响人心和生命的捆绑。之后我们会讲一些创伤性的经历。

第一,不属神的魂结。魂结是指一个人跟另外一个人的连结,这个魂结可以帮助他们很深的联系彼此。神渴望我们跟人是有连结的,所以在我们生活当中这样的连结是很重要的。就像孩子出生的时候跟母亲有一个很深的连结,这样他之后的生活会有一个安全感。所以孩子最初学会的技能就是连结,与母亲连结,当然他以后也要学习跟母亲分离。

当他们十五个月左右大的时候,总是紧紧的抓住妈妈,妈妈都会给他们喂奶,照顾他们,当他们两岁大的时候,开始想要独立,“不,不,我要自己。”这些都是正常发育。如果一个孩子与母亲没有连结,如果当初母亲考虑过堕胎或不想要这个孩子,这个孩子在成长的过程中一直会有这样的困扰。他会用不属神的魂结的方式,跟人连结来满足他里面需要的安全感。

所以魂结是两个人之间的连结,这个连结开始是很正面,很有帮助的;或者也可能这个连结是不属神,不合神心意的。一个健康的,好的魂结,就是母亲和孩子,丈夫和妻子,教会弟兄姐妹的连结都是好的,亲密的友谊也是好的。这样的连结是好的,因为让你有亲密的关系,我们受造就是要在一个连结的关系当中的。

仇敌魔鬼没有创造新的东西,他都是扭曲神的创造。所以魂结也可以是不合神心意的。不合神心意的魂结就是指那个魂结是带着毁灭性,负面的能量进入到人的生命中去的,那个连结是不健康的连结,是不合神心意的连结,这个连结可以使仇敌有机会玷污他们的生命。这样不属神的连结更常见,一个不合神心意的连结,导致仇敌魔鬼可以有地步进入到我们生命中玷污我们。

第一个不属神的魂结的例子,就是在婚姻之外的任何性关系都会使人进入到这个连结里。婚前的性行为会让我们跟不同的性伴侣造成这种魂结,就像有一个无形的绳索将我们与过去的性伴侣绑在一起,我们的心也一直想要回去那个人身上,无法真正进入到婚姻当中。可能常常回忆过去一起做的事,或者一些性画面,邪灵就用这种方式搅扰他的魂。当我们处理性方面的罪的时候,光是赶鬼是不够的,我们必须要处理魂结,要破除这些不属神的魂结。

箴言告诉我们,人所犯的罪就像一根线绑着他,我过去认为罪会像一根线把你缠绕住,现在我知道它好像一个无形的线,把你和当时的罪绑在一起,把你拉回到当时的情景。我们也可以与一位掌控的人有一个不属神的连结,在一个掌控性的环境或掌控性的人之下,我们会不知不觉拥有这样一个不属神的魂结,而没有办法摆脱跟他之间的关系。就像一个依附的感觉,依附在那个人身上。这样的不属神的魂结需要被破除。

一个人也可以和一位虐待者有不属神的魂结,虽然他经历了很多从这人而来的伤害,可是他都没有办法摆脱离开这个人。或者人也会对他们迷恋的对象有不属神的魂结。这也是我们在辅导时经常碰到的状况。当一位弟兄去辅导姐妹的时候,过程可能会造成一种不健康,不合神心意的魂结产生。可能是弟兄对姐妹,也可能是姐妹对弟兄,都有可能。有时人会对已经死去的人有不属神的魂结,比如对过去很亲的奶奶,虽然奶奶已经去世了,他还没有放下,还是与她连结在一起。

人们也可以与色情网络和色情图片有一个这样不合神心意的魂结。当人看那些色情网络或者色情影像的时候,透过这些影像会建立一个不合神心意的魂结,邪灵就透过这些进来了。这些色情画面最可怕的就是它真的会改变你大脑的状况,当你不断去看这些东西的时候,你的大脑会产生一些新的连结路径,当一个东西激发了他的情欲欲望的时候,他的思想就会跟着以前所看到的东西进入到邪恶败坏的东西里面。所以有这样不合神心意的魂结也要砍断。

对于连结这些影像的,连结这些网站的,因为他们可能会看这个网站上瘾,他们可能会付钱进入这个网站,甚至会跟这个败坏的灵开始协议,跟淫乱的灵开始交易。所以他们看的影像和上的网站可能会产生不合神心意的魂结。

对姐妹来说,可能是罗曼蒂克的性幻想。她们可能会迷恋一些偶像剧的男主角,或者她们会对一些教会的领袖有一些错误的想法,一些性幻想。那些拜偶像的,也会跟偶像有魂结。透过这些例子,我们看到人可以建立一些不健康,不好的魂结,也可以看到透过某种性幻想进入到一个辖制受捆绑的状况里。

当我们看到有不合神心意的魂结产生的时候,邪灵会透过这个不合神心意的魂结进入到这个人的心里面,搅扰他,加增负面的能量。

我们应该怎样解决不合神心意的魂结这个问题呢?非常简单,有两个步骤。第一,当事人必须要弃绝这个魂结。他要说出破除这个魂结的话语。他必须承认有不合神心意的魂结,然后弃绝它。他们要渴望转离这个魂结,不是继续持守在这个思想里面。“奉主耶稣的名,我弃绝这个魂结,我弃绝我的魂跟这个东西的连结。不管是性伴侣或是图像,或者是偶像,或者性幻想,或者是网站,我破除弃绝这个魂结。”

第二,当你服事人的时候,你的祷告就像在砍一个东西一样。“奉耶稣的名,我破除这个魂结,我把这个连结剪断。奉主耶稣的名,砍断。”你可以想象你拿着圣灵的宝剑,把那个魂结砍断。有时你会发现当你砍的那一霎那,邪灵会彰显。过去跟不同的性伴侣产生的魂结,就想像有不同的线连结这些不同的性伴侣,就一一把他们砍断。当你可以在脑子里可以想象这些东西的时候,你的信心可以有一个对焦的方向。

另外一个跟魂结有关系的,很关键,我要补充一下,人们也会跟一个创伤性的经历有魂结。当我们服事一位有创伤性经历的人时,重要的是我们要让他把这个魂结砍断,就像这个人的记忆停留在当时的情景当中,因为那个事件产生了魂结,他们没有办法走出来。

第二个心里的捆绑是我们里面的苦毒和论断。苦毒和论断就是因着我们里面的苦毒和憎恨所带出来的论断。这个苦毒论断会在生命中形成一个种与收的不断重复的循环。举例来说,“你不能相信男人,男人总是让你失望。”“你不能相信女人,女人掌控性很强。”“不能相信领袖,因为领袖总是不公义的对待你。”“不要相信任何人,人们总是让你失望。”这些都是论断,苦毒的论断经常的用词就是“总是”,“从不”。经常有这样论断的话语,“我永远不会成功的,我总是失败,我做的没有一件事是好的。”

我所说的例子总有一些负面的东西在里面。当我们心里有苦毒,因着这个苦毒所做的论断,就像一个负面的信心,我们就开始吸引我们所论断的结果进入我们生命里面来。希伯来书第十二章14,15节,“你们要追求与众人和睦,并要追求圣洁。非圣洁没有人能见主。又要谨慎,恐怕有人失了神的恩。恐怕有毒根生出来扰乱你们,因此叫众人沾染污秽。”从毒根来的论断是因着我们里面受伤而作出的错误回应。可能你被一两个男人伤害后,你就论断所有的男人都是这个样子。耶稣在马太福音第七章1,2节告诉我们,“你们不要论断人,免得你们被论断。因为你们怎样论断人,也必怎样被论断。你们用什么量器量给人,也必用什么量器量给你们。”

当我们面对我们生命中惨痛和悲伤的经历时,我们可以有两种回应,我们可以释放审判,也可以释放恩典。如果你选择释放审判,你就开启了这个你论断也被论断的这种种与收的循环论断的法则。例如一位妇人苦毒论断她的父亲,通常会吸引一位就像她父亲一样的男人,就像她里面有一个信念“男人都是这样的”,这就是她会吸引一位类似她苦毒论断的人。你会发现这样的事情会常常见到,他生命中所面对的问题就是他原生家庭所要逃避的东西。

我曾为一位妇人祷告,她心里非常苦毒,因为她是母亲领养的。她整个的人生都因为这个被负面影响了,我发现她自己也做同样的事情,她人生当中所收到的其实是她在原生家庭所种的。当你论断一个人或一件事的时候,你开启了你生命中这个种与收的法则。所以一位妇人论断自己的父亲,很容易吸引一个跟她父亲一样的人。一个人论断自己的母亲,长大后就会像她妈妈一样,总是愤恨的样子。

所以苦毒的根是我们需要处理的。苦毒的论断是一种回应,是因着过去惨痛的经历而得出的论断。问题是,人们经常忘记他们在经历惨痛经历时他们所做的论断,一旦他们做了这样的论断之后,这个论断就给仇敌魔鬼空间可以运行在他的生命当中,并开启了这个种与收的循环法则。

怎样从这种论断中得自由呢?首先,他们要知道他们在论断,承认自己的伤痛,饶恕他们生气的对象,破除论断,弃绝论断。“奉主耶稣的名,我破除所有我在苦毒当中对我父亲所做的论断,我弃绝对所有男人所做的苦毒论断,我释放,饶恕,祝福。”当这样的事情做完之后,你们可以说,“我奉主耶稣的名,我破除你生命中的这种论断,我破除这个种与收的循环,苦毒的灵离开。”因为在这背后一定有邪灵绑在一起。

另外一个心里的捆绑就是“内在誓言”。誓言是我们做的承诺,内在誓言就是我们对自己所做的承诺,也常常是我们在受伤中对自己做的宣告。通常是“我以后永远不怎样怎样。”或者“我以后一定要如何。”就像我们对自己发誓。当我们做了内在誓言,这个誓言会辖制你的生命,因为邪灵附在这个誓言上面。人们经常会忘记自己的誓言,所以内在誓言背后经常会有苦毒的根,在人的生命里越来越深。

给大家一个例子。一位妇女来到我教课的一个圣经学校,带着她的丈夫和婴儿。她说,“我要感谢你对内在誓言的教导。”我问她什么事情。她说,“我有两个孩子,第一个孩子怀孕时,非常辛苦,我有内在誓言永远不再生孩子了。可是孩子出生后,我忘记了我曾经的想法,当我想要第二个孩子的时候,我们尝试过,可是流产了三次。后来我来圣经学校学习,当我听到内在誓言的时候,我弃绝了那个内在誓言,我破除之前我所做的誓言。那年年底,我怀孕了,生了第二个孩子。如果不是处理了我的内在誓言,我是不会有这个孩子的。”

她对自己发誓永远不生了,所以她的身体回应她的誓言,拒绝了三次她的孩子。如果一位妇女重复流产数次,可以考虑是否跟内在誓言有关系。流产也可能跟拜偶像有关系。

怎样处理内在誓言呢?当事人必须要了解这个伤痛,必要时,释放饶恕,弃绝,破除内在誓言。你可以说,“奉主耶稣的名,我破除这个内在誓言,我释放你,从内在誓言中得自由。”很简单。

背后可能还有邪灵,可能是恐惧的灵或者苦毒的灵,但是内在誓言本身是很容易破除的。当这人愿意弃绝内在誓言的时候,你就说,“奉主耶稣的名,我砍断破除这个内在誓言所带来的影响。”有时释放立刻就会发生。

我记得曾为一位弟兄祷告,他非常富有,但是他内心非常有竞争性,他里面静不下来,无法安息。当我们跟他交谈分享的时候,发现他来自非常贫穷的家庭,他上学所穿的衣服让他觉得很羞愧,他就有了一个内在誓言,“我永远不要再穷。”我要努力工作,赚很多的钱。现在他已经很有钱了,他无法停止工作,也无法享受他所拥有的。因为在他心里,他认为他是穷的,因着这个内在誓言催逼着他不断的工作,不管他赚多少钱,总是不够,继续工作赚更多。所以他的这个生活模式使家庭受到很大伤害,他必须要弃绝这个内在誓言,释放他童年经历的忧伤和悲痛。

另一个心里的捆绑是咒诅的言语。咒诅的言语就是对一个人负面的宣告。箴言第十八章21节告诉我们,“生死在舌头的权下。”有两种咒诅的言语,第一,咒诅自己。人会讲一些咒诅自己的话,他对自己的心说负面的,毁灭性的话。例如死亡的意念。“我希望我死掉算了。”当人们在极大的伤痛里面,他会有这样死亡的念头。这样他就跟死亡的灵有了一个协议,会影响他们的生命,麻痹他们的心。这是个非常重要的领域要处理。

通常被性虐待,性侵犯的,或在关系中被遗弃的,被虐待的,他们希望死掉算了。在长期的压力和伤痛经历中,他可能会有一个自杀的念头。他们可能忘记自己曾经说过,可是很多年后,他们发现他们的心是麻痹的,没有办法经历神,经历关系的喜乐。

人可能对自己的生命宣告挫败的话语,“我没有用, 我很笨,我总是不够好。”这些言语会成为他们心中不属神的核心信念。就像苦毒的论断,“没人会爱我,没人会接纳我,我是没人要的。”这些很短的一句话,可是它会成为我们心中的核心信念,它会成为邪灵居住的屋子。当你相信谎言的时候,阴间的灵和死亡的灵就可以进来搅扰。

这种咒诅的言语也可以是来自别人的。例如你父母对你说的话,或者有权柄的人所说的话,像老师,属灵领袖。我们有属灵权柄的要非常谨慎,因为我们很容易咒诅别人,讲一些负面的令人挫败的言语。挫败的言语或者给人贴标签,就像以弗所书讲的从魔鬼而来的火箭,进入人心里面。

有些人在成长过程中,可能有经历过学校霸凌或羞辱,老师可能跟他说,“你好笨,以后不会有出息的,你不会及格的,你是失败者。”如果这个人相信老师对他说的话,这个言语就会进入到他心里,因为他同意了这样的言语。这个谎言就会成为他的信念,并开始掌控他的生命。当你跟人在一起,处理人的各种状况时,也要处理这些人相信的咒诅,或者失败的言语。

我最近为一位教会的领袖祷告,她的父亲来自于一个很大的家族,当时家里很穷,只能让一个男孩读书,她的父亲很聪明,当家里没有钱让他读大学,她的父亲因着无法读书感到非常的苦毒。他觉得是父母夺走了他求学的机会。现在他唯一的女儿,他给她很大的压力,要她完成他曾经的梦想,不管她有多么好的成绩,总是不够好。总是给这个女儿压力,不管她做什么,他总是挑她的毛病,说她可以做得更好。这个女孩成长过程中是缺乏爱,呵护和肯定的,她有一个信念就是我永远不够好。对她的父亲有一个苦毒论断的根。

可是我看她的领导能力的时候,我问她在教会承担的事工;猜猜她做了什么, 她给会友们很大的压力,尝试他们有好的表现,好的生命,就像她父亲对她一样。每一次都挑会友的毛病,他们做什么都不够好。她生命里的苦毒已经发出来了,因为不管她怎么做,都不够好。邪灵借着她心中的这些错误的信念,开始搅扰她的生命。

这是一些心里的捆绑,人们需要从中释放得自由。另外可能临到人身上的咒诅,就是在隐秘处对人发的咒诅。比如一个人过去经历过性侵犯,那个人跟她讲,“你不许跟任何人讲。你跟任何人讲,你必须要承担家庭破灭的责任,你就害死了自己的父亲或者母亲。”这个在隐秘处做的誓言,会带给人非常大的问题。当你祷告服事一些有性侵犯经历的人时,他们身上常常会有这个隐藏的誓言,结果是她们活在死亡和搅扰的灵的辖制里面。他们很愤怒,因为她们想跟别人讲,但是她又害怕讲了之后家庭会崩溃。所以她的里面有很大的拉扯和绝望。

要处理这些东西非常容易,不管是言语的咒诅,自己对自己的咒诅,或别人对他的咒诅,或者在隐秘处的内在誓言。我们要承认这是咒诅,当事人必须要释放饶恕,饶恕伤害他们的人,然后弃绝这个咒诅,弃绝我在隐秘处所做的誓言,我弃绝这样的誓言,我弃绝我对自己咒诅的言语,我拒绝对我所说的负面话语。当事人弃绝完之后,你就可以奉主耶稣的名,破除这个咒诅,命令所有和这个咒诅有关的邪灵离开。

这可能是在人身上的重担,你会发现在我们心里的捆绑其实会影响我们的生命。下一堂我们会谈创伤性的经历,创伤性的经历怎样影响人的身心。这些心里的捆绑,如果你可以认出它们,魂结,苦毒的根,内在誓言,咒诅和自我咒诅,或者是别人对我们所说的咒诅的话语。如果我们清楚知道有这些东西在我们里面,我们可以破除它们,砍断它们,使这个人得到自由。阿门!

非常容易,认出问题,让当事人拒绝,然后破除它的能力,命令所有跟这些东西有连结的邪灵离开。可是如果你不知道这些东西在他心里面存在,你尝试做释放,邪灵会用各种的捆绑来抵挡你。如果我们把它的盔甲和它所居住的架构拆毁,邪灵一定要走了。所以释放事工不是只赶鬼,是看这人的生活和内心的情形,拆毁仇敌所居住的屋子,然后再赶鬼。

在我们其中一堂的时候,我会给大家一个清单,服事人时需要了解什么。当一个人带着他的问题来到你面前时,如果你脑子里有这个清单,你会知道需要寻找什么。很多时因为我们不知道要找什么,所以我们尝试去处理外在的问题而不是心里的问题;可是一生的果效是从心里发出来的,如果有魂结,砍断魂结;如果有苦毒论断的根,砍断;如果有内在誓言,砍断; 如果有咒诅的言语,砍断!如果与创伤性的记忆有连结,砍断!这样,我们就能让这人轻松地得自由。阿门!



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上一课我们讲的是心中问题的根源。我们解释了心里的捆绑有哪些,当人们经历困难时,通常会有什么样的心理反应,会形成什么样的心里捆绑。如果我们不处理心里的问题,就无法释放人们得自由。

我们分享了心会被什么东西捆绑,不属神的魂结,苦毒论断的根,对未来负面的期待,内在誓言,创伤性的经历,咒诅的言语,所有这些都会带来心里的捆绑。当我们带领人们得自由的时候,我们需要知道他们心里的捆绑,然后处理这些捆绑,这并不困难,最重要的是在他心里建造正确的架构。

我们继续看合法的权利,邪灵进入我们生命中的最主要的三个方式,因为犯罪给仇敌魔鬼合法进入的权利,要处理这些也是很容易的,当你明白其中的关键和秘诀时,你就会了解如何与人同工,你的释放果效也会有很大的提高。

合法的权利是人的生命里给予魔鬼合法的地步,仇敌魔鬼认为这是他给我的地方。通常是因为罪的缘故,不管是刻意还是不小心违背了神的律法。邪灵是没有能力胜过人的,他们用欺哄带人进入到犯罪里面,然后违背神的律法。我们看一些主要的合法权利,并教大家如何处理。

1)家族历代的咒诅和罪孽。咒诅是一个灵里的力量,它会不断的运行直到被制止。罪孽是一种向问题或失败的方向弯曲,扭曲的倾向。家族历代的咒诅和罪孽是从家族中遗传下来的。从自然的角度看,当你看医生时,医生会问你家族的病史﹔你去办保险的时候,他们也会问你家族的病史﹔因为他们知道我们有一些疾病和软弱是家族遗传下来的。神也是这样看我们的,一代代传下来的。灵界的影响也可以从一代延续到另一代。

所以当你违背了神的律法,为邪灵打开了大门,你的后代也会因着这个受影响。出埃及记第二十章告诉我们拜偶像的后果,3至6节,“除了我以外,你不可有别的神。不可为自己雕刻偶像,也不可作什么形像仿佛上天,下地,和地底下,水中的百物。不可跪拜那些像,也不可事奉它,因为我耶和华你的神是忌邪的神。恨我的,我必追讨他的罪,自父及子,直到三四代,爱我,守我诫命的,我必向他们发慈爱,直到千代。”

这里神讲明拜偶像的影响是历代的影响。所以罪孽的倾向代表的是家族中罪孽的扭曲从一代传到下一代。这里讲三四代,就包括了你,你的父亲,你的祖父和曾祖父,这四代里包括了很多人。申命记第二十三章,私生子带来的咒诅会影响十代。申命记第二十三章也讲到乱伦的关系会带来十代之久的咒诅。简单的说就是这一代的罪会对后代有影响。

所以邪灵进入家族里面,因为从血缘的角度,从法律的角度,你都是跟这个家族有连结的,邪灵就有权利进入你的生命影响你。很多时我们为人祷告,发现他们问题的根源其实不是他们,而是之前的上一代或上上一代。所以家族中有人过去是拜偶像的,行邪术或通灵的等等,都会向邪灵敞开,让邪灵进入到家族里面来。

我们当然不是要为我们父母所做的负责,我们只需要为我们自己做的负责。但是他们所做的事情的结果,我们可能会经历。这样问题的模式是怎样一代代相传的呢?有些是通过DNA遗传下来的,科学家还没有了解罪是如何影响我们的DNA的,有些是与遗传有关的,有些是因为邪灵在我们的家族里面,有些行为是跟父母学的。我们必须要了解耶稣已经为我们破除了咒诅和罪孽。

给大家一个历代家族咒诅的例子。在纽西兰有一位女士请我为她祷告。我问她,“你的问题是什么?”她就告诉我她的问题。我常常会问,“这个问题是什么时候开始的?”因为这会告诉我们是不是一个家族历代的问题。她的问题是,在她的心思意念中经常会有性的搅扰,邪恶的性幻想。她是一位单身的基督徒。我说,“你有没有过性犯罪?”“没有。”“你有没有经历过性侵犯?”“没有。”“这个问题有多久了?”“我一生都有这个问题。”

当她说“我一生都有这个问题,或很小就有的时候,就很有可能是家族历代的问题。”我就问她,“你家族的状况如何?”她跟我讲到,她的祖父母是到中国去的宣教士,他们有一儿一女,他们送儿女去到另一个省上学,当30年代日本侵略中国的时候,这个省份被日本人管辖,这个女孩被日本兵性侵犯,当时她12,13岁左右。最后这个孩子被救出来了,她的父母也都离开了那个宣教会场。后来这个女孩长大结婚,有了一个女儿,就是要我祷告的这一位姐妹。后来这位姐妹的父母离婚了,其实这并不意外,因为她带着被性侵的创伤。那个时代,人们不讲这些,都是压抑在心里。

所以当她被性侵的时候,邪灵进入了家族里,这个年轻的女孩在成长的过程中,受到搅扰的原因就在这里了。这个妇女所面临的问题,并不是因为她做了什么,而是因为发生在她母亲身上的事情。让邪灵可以进入到家族里面,借着家族的遗传临到她的身上。我带她一起祷告,饶恕这些日本士兵,做认同祷告,破除家族中的咒诅。她就得释放,心思意念就清晰了。

我有为很多人祷告,他们问题的根源都是历代家族性的。年轻的男女,他们的灵魂被仇敌魔鬼深深的搅扰,并不是因为他们做了什么,而是因为他们家族历代的问题﹔特别是跟拜偶像,通灵等跟灵界有关的,或跟性侵犯有关的问题。门就打开了,咒诅就进入了家族里面。

当你服事人的时候,试图解决他们生命中的问题,要了解他们的问题什么时候发生的。他们需要为他们自己的生命负责,就像这位妇女一样,她的问题是她自己的问题,她需要与邪灵争战。这个问题的根源其实是家族历代流传下来的。当你服事人的时候,要尝试厘清这个问题是不是有家族历代的根源。

我记得有一次在一个教会的学校里,我们发现一个有趣的事情,所有的孩子必须要背诵圣经。学校中有三个学生,什么书都可以背诵,就是圣经背不下来。其中有两个来自同一个家庭,另一个来自另一个家庭,他们都背不了经文。他们学了,忘了,没办法可以留在脑子里。他们学习其它的东西都没有问题。我就祷告求问神,为什么这些孩子学不会经文。

有一天我来到学校,发现这两家的父亲过去是在同济会,他们都是同济的人,他们效忠于同济会。邪灵因此就进入了他们的家庭,孩子什么都没有做,但是邪灵就拦阻他们领受,理解,记住这些属灵的东西。他们破除了同济的咒诅就可以背诵经文了。就像里面的困惑和混乱离开了,没有什么激烈的表现,他们就是可以开始背诵经文了。这是我第一次经历咒诅透过家族临到孩子身上。

我曾为很多人祷告,他们的问题都是来自于家族性的。如果你看他们的族谱,有些问题很容易看出来。如果你祷告让问题显明,有时问题突然就会显明出来。有邪灵或咒诅运行的家族通常会有些征兆,我给大家一个咒诅运行的例子,你应该寻找哪些征兆。如果你看他的族谱,你寻找这些模式,这些都记载在申命记第二十八章。

我们很快的看一下,如果有咒诅在家族里面,他们家族中经常会有精神的疾病,或有慢性病的遗传,或家族中有流产,无法生育或者婚姻家庭的破裂﹔或者财务上的亏损,常常有意外发生﹔或者有暴力性是死亡和自杀﹔很多被虐待和不公平对待的现象﹔无法安静下来,总是到处走动﹔很多家族成员有邪灵搅扰的问题。

所以当你在服事一个人的时候,要厘清问题的根源是什么,因为很多是家族历代遗留的问题。如何处理家族历代的咒诅呢?其实很简单,几个步骤:

首先要认出这是家族历代的咒诅。我们会跟他说,这是你家族历代的问题,现在临到你的身上,你作为当事人必须要做的是,认同祷告,代表家族弃绝这个咒诅。如果他们自己也有参与在这里面,就要求神赦免饶恕他们的罪。他们也要饶恕为邪灵打开门的家人。要释放饶恕,要把主耶稣的十架放在他和他的家族的遗传中间,求主耶稣释放他们。

如果你为一个有家族历代咒诅的人祷告,可以这样祷告:

1)宣告信仰

“天父,我奉主耶稣的名来到你面前,我宣告主耶稣是我的主,是我生命的主,我是他的宝血重价赎买回来的,从所有的咒诅赎买回来,从所有的邪灵赎买回来,从所有的罪孽赎买回来,我单单属于主耶稣。”

2)认同祷告

“我代表我的家族,弃绝这个咒诅,破除它的能力,破除我的家族与邪灵达成的任何协议,我破除任何将我们的孩子献给庙宇神灵的协议。如果我有参与这个行为,求你赦免我。我将主耶稣十架放在我和我的家族中间。我饶恕为邪灵打开门的家人,求主释放我,撒旦从我生命中离开。奉主耶稣的名祷告。 ”

通过我们信仰的宣告,破除我们过去所做的协议,预备好我们自己,然后宣告破除这个咒诅,最后,释放饶恕。这人就要仰望神,仰望耶稣,得到自由。

你看到我所做的祷告,其实都包含了我们刚才所说的得自由的根基。信仰的宣告,就是认出我们的问题并为此承担责任,认罪悔改,释放饶恕,弃绝抵挡魔鬼。祷告的顺序和用词并不重要,但要了解这个过程并处理它。

通常在你带领他们做这个祷告的时候,邪灵就开始彰显。所以你要做的就是,奉主耶稣的名,破除这个家族的咒诅。这个咒诅就像一条无形的线,带着权柄的能力宣告破除,不需要很大声,但要坚定。这并不困难。

你要明白这个事工的流程,人犯罪的时候就与邪灵签订了合法的协议,透过我们的祷告,砍断这个协议﹔宣告我们在基督里的信心,把我们的罪带到光中,破除罪所带来的一切后果,仰望耶稣,使我们得自由。

记住要依靠圣灵来引导你,不用担心讲对每一个字,否则你就是方法导向而不是圣灵引导了。

第二个常见的问题就是参与通灵和邪术的行为。申命记第十八章9至13节,“你到了耶和华你神所赐之地,那些国民所行可憎恶的事,你不可学着行。你们中间不可有人使儿女经火,也不可有占卜的,观兆的,用法术的,行邪术的,用迷术的,交鬼的,行巫术的,过阴的。凡行这些事的都为耶和华所憎恶。因那些国民行这可憎恶的事,所以耶和华你的神将他们从你面前赶出。你要在耶和华你的神面前作完全人。”

人们对灵界有一种好奇和恐惧,现在的主流媒体正在试图透过很多的奇幻,超自然的现象影响年轻人。这个时代渴望经历超自然的事情,之前的时代也有害怕超自然的事情。各个不同的文化中都有人对灵界的好奇感,他们想要接触灵界有几个目的。第一,希望得到灵界的保护。他们害怕这些邪灵,所以向他们献祭。可是他却不知道当他向邪灵献祭的时候,是把自己献给邪灵,或者是跟他们交易。

任何人向偶像献祭,或者向任何邪灵献贡品的时候,就陷入了跟邪灵交换的关系里。在这样的协议中,邪灵就有了合法的权利进入他的生命中。交易就是协议,当他拜的那一刻,献贡品的那一刻,就是进入与邪灵交换的协议中。

交换的东西就是保护,祝福。财务上的,生命中的,健康上的祝福﹔或者从灵界得来的能力可以胜过他的敌人。不管你去到哪一个文化中,都会发现有人渴望跟灵界接触。

跟灵界接触有两个部分,第一,占卜,就是算命。华人最爱算命。当他们成为基督徒的时候,他们也希望有一个基督徒的算命。算命就是透过灵界寻找引导。这个引导有多准确呢?灵界中的连结是很紧密的,就像一个邪灵的网络,他们有连结可以彼此沟通。当你与灵界沟通的时候,你其实不是在跟你的亲戚的灵连结。圣经告诉我们,人必有一死,死亡之后就是审判。

所以人连结的是一个熟悉的灵,它对你的家庭状况非常熟悉,它得到资讯都是正确的。邪灵会观察人,知道他们所做的事。当你去找一位通灵的人,想知道你已死的家人的状况,他给你的资讯可能是很准确的。在这个过程中,你已经邀请了邪灵进入你的生命中,对你的生命说话。

邪灵不知道你的未来,你生命中的某些领域是向他们敞开的,他会看到神要带给你生命的东西,他们想要拦阻神对你的祝福。所以一个人找算命的人并听他们的话,这个人就是听从了邪灵的话,让邪灵有能力影响他的环境。这种模式会上瘾,这人做任何重要的决定的之前,都要去找算命师,算命师的掌控非常强。国外这种人称为“通灵师”,人们打电话给通灵师,其实就是熟悉的灵透过人在运行。

另一种行邪术的就是巫术或称灵界的能力。那些行邪术的经常是因为他们被拒绝,非常难过,他们渴望拥有能力。行邪术的行为是很上瘾的,当人跟邪灵连结起来的时候,他们渴望更多更多的能力。每一个文化中,都有行邪术的人,越是原始的文化,行邪术的能力越大,甚至可以控制整个村落。

在马可波罗的时代,马可波罗遇见一位名叫Kublai Khan的蒙古人,他是成吉思汗的爸爸,他告诉马可波罗,“我觉得基督教对我的国家有帮助,我愿意接纳基督教。”这是历史上重要的一刻。但是他接着说,“你看看我的周围,有非常多的术士,他们有非常大的能力。他们可以让杯子飞起来到你面前,他们可以改变天气,我担心他们会杀了我。所以你回去带一百个人来,他们知道如何运行在神的大能里面,可以胜过这些术士的巫术。我跟我的国家会转向基督。”

这是历史上非常关键的一刻,当马可波罗回去之后,派了两个人回来,不是一百个,其中一人在途中死亡,这个国家没有转向基督。后来我们看到成吉思汗攻略了整个亚洲。福音有可能在一百年前影响这个国家,可是因着这些术士的辖制无法进入。

我们这个时代也碰到这样的问题。我在圣经学院教书的时候,有一位年轻人非常喜欢玩一种网络游戏,魔兽世界,这是在年轻人中经常在玩的游戏。这个游戏是一个角色扮演的游戏,这位年轻人扮演的就是巫师,他打败敌人就会增加他的能力。他对这个游戏非常上瘾,同时也在邪灵的辖制下。

我告诉他耶稣的话,你如果看到一个妇人,在心里面动了淫念其实你就是犯了奸淫。换句话说,耶稣教导我们,在你心里生出来的东西,其实在灵界里已经释放出来了。一个人可以在心里面犯奸淫的罪了,却没有奸淫的行为。他将他的生命向奸淫的灵敞开,你的想象力其实是进入到灵界的门。

将自己放在这个游戏中,就是把自己献给邪灵,巫术的灵进入到你生命里面。我带着他弃绝这个游戏,弃绝他在这个游戏中所扮演的角色。当他这样做的时候,邪灵就彰显在他脸上,他倒在地上,开始尖叫,后来我们就让他得到释放。虽然他没有真的投身在邪术巫术里面,但是透过这个游戏所扮演的角色,他也进入到了这里面。

后来我们做呼召的时候,有两百个学生从网络游戏的捆绑中释放得自由。这些人来到教会学院学习,将来是要做教会领袖的,可是在他们个人生活中参与这些游戏,就是参与在了巫术当中。我们要了解邪术可能是下一代所面临的非常大的问题。媒体和电影中充斥了这些东西,非常吸引年轻人。

我所讲的对巫术网络游戏上瘾的情况同样也适用于暴力游戏。在发现频道播出的一个节目中,他们采访了一位杀死自己父母的年轻人,他心里面对父母有很深的苦毒,因为他是被领养的。虽然他的父母尝试要照顾他,他的苦毒没有消失。在他青少年期间,在自己房间里看了很多电视电影,他想象自己就是“骇客任务”里面的角色。有一天他就用枪把父母杀了。

凶杀案让人震惊,但其实这个计划在他心中早就形成了。我看他在电视中的访谈,他里面有家族私生的问题,对父母领养他的苦毒,遭遗弃的灵,长期的憎恨在心里面。透过想象力和幻想,开启了他生命中凶杀的灵。如果有人知道如何帮助他的话,帮助他解决历代家族遗留的问题和他幻想的问题,他不至于走到这个地步。

我们如何处理行邪术的罪呢?非常简单,他必须要承认他参与这种事情,然后认罪悔改,弃绝他们跟邪灵所做的任何协议,破除跟邪灵的协议。不管是自残或邀请邪灵进来或任何程度的参与,都需要弃绝,仰望耶稣,使他们释放得自由。

如果我带人祷告,我会从信仰的宣告开始,

“父神,我奉主耶稣的名来到你面前,我宣告耶稣基督是我生命的救主,是我生命的神,我是耶稣宝血重价赎买回来的,从咒诅赎买回来,从邪灵赎买回来,从罪的能力中赎买回来。主,我向你承认,我过去参与过邪术,通灵的行为,求你赦免我,我弃绝,破除所有与邪灵所做的协议,我拒绝这些灵。主,我饶恕那些伤害我的人,我求你使我得自由,撒旦离开我的生命。奉主耶稣的名。”

跟得自由的根基所经过的过程非常相似。当你了解了其中的过程时,应用在不同的地方就很容易了。可能句子的用词或顺序会有一些不同,圣灵会带领你如何做。你应如何服事呢?首先,破除与邪灵的协议。第二,命令邪灵离开。奉主耶稣的名,我破除所有与邪灵的协议,我破除他跟这个游戏的魂结,我破除他跟邪灵的连结。有时当我们破除这个连结的时候,邪灵立刻就开始彰显。你就马上命令邪灵离开。

使用我们今天所讲的自由的根基架构,首先是承认罪,然后认罪悔改,弃绝协议,释放对人的饶恕,并求主释放他们,抵挡魔鬼。你破除咒诅,破除跟仇敌所有的协议,命令邪灵出来。很直接。

第三,性方面的犯罪。

性方面的罪可以使我们的生命向邪灵敞开。原因是:神有一个设定好的法则,透过性亲密,二人成为一体。当一人跟另一人发生性关系的时候,他们的灵魂产生连结。哥林多前书第六章16,17节告诉我们,“岂不知与娼妓联合的,便是与她成为一体吗?因为主说,二人要成为一体。但与主联合的,便是与主成为一灵。”18节,“你们要逃避淫行。人所犯的,无论什么罪,都在身子以外。惟有行淫的,是得罪自己的身子。”换句话说,有东西会进入到身体里面。路加福音第四章33至36节讲到在会堂里有污鬼,不洁的灵在人里面。

性犯罪可以在不同的方面影响人。 1)与性关系的对象有一个不合神心意的魂结产生。 2)他们所做之事的记忆和影像会出现在脑海里。 3)当他们的关系破裂时,在心里的反映。所以当有性关系的两人分手后,心里会有很深的忧伤。因着这个伤痛,人们就会对男人或女人产生苦毒的论断,内在誓言,甚至死亡之愿来试图减低伤痛。 4)邪灵进入生命影响他。

性犯罪对人影响很深,神希望我们能够洁净,单单敬拜他。有很多陷入性犯罪的人发现,当他们敬拜神的时候,很难投入,总有不洁净的画面进入他们的脑海里。性犯罪带来的最不好的结果就是会有这样的图像烙印在脑海里。从这里得自由的旅程需要一些时间。

我们在处理性犯罪的时候,我们要从灵里面处理,第一就是要认罪悔改,将邪灵赶出去。第二处理魂结的部分,他跟那个对象产生的魂结。第三需要处理的是魂里面的被玷污。对他的受伤所做的反应,或者对伤痛的记忆。透过认罪悔改,他的罪立刻得到赦免,立刻得释放。但心意的更新需要时间,要让他慢慢的胜过情欲的诱惑,开始追求神圣和洁净。

圣经很清楚的告诉我们性犯罪的危险,为什么圣经这样强烈的警告我们,不是因为这个罪比其它罪更严重。性犯罪是罪,它影响的是我们跟神之间的亲密关系,以及跟人之间的亲密关系。神创造我们要有一个连结的关系,他给我们能力可以用亲密的行为表达爱,当我们犯了性方面的罪时,它影响了我们亲密的能力和感受被爱的能力,影响我们建立好的关系,不断的玷污影响我们的心思意念。

我们需要认清这几个罪的部分。教会应该针对这几个领域有清晰的态度,这个问题比我们想象的更严重。性犯罪通常伴随着隐藏和羞耻,很多问题都是隐藏起来的,人们在不洁净的光景中受到很深的搅扰,他们把自己封闭起来,却又感到孤立。

性犯罪的一些例子包括婚姻之外的性关系,同性恋,色情,习惯性的手淫,肛交或者是虐待的性行为,淫乱,乱伦,奸淫,人兽交,扭曲的性幻想。其实圣经讲到很多这些东西,我们要学会如何服事人,让他们得自由。他们可能已经成瘾,需要上一些课程以帮助他们重新建立生命,逐渐得自由。

最基本的服事步骤包括,

第一,承认他们的罪,向主悔改认罪。带他们做认罪悔改的祷告,“父神,我奉主耶稣的名来到你面前,我向你承认我犯了奸淫的罪,看来不该看的东西,我把这些罪带到十字架前求你饶恕我。”你鼓励他,圣经告诉我们,我们认自己的罪,神是信实公义的,必会赦免我们的罪。

第二,他们必须弃绝不属神的魂结。 “奉主耶稣的名,我破除所有跟我发生性关系的对象之间不合神心意的魂结,破除跟我连结的每一个影像以及性幻想,我奉主耶稣的名,弃绝这个魂结。”一样样的拆毁。

第三,我们处理产生的反应。 “主,我弃绝对异性发出的苦毒的论断,我弃绝为了保护自己所做的内在誓言,我弃绝我发出的死亡的意念。主,我释放饶恕,饶恕曾经利用我伤害我的人,我饶恕他们,释放他们,祝福他们。”

我们逐渐拆毁邪灵居住的堡垒。罪,魂结,我们里面苦毒的回应,然后释放饶恕。接着我们就可以开始服事了。从破除开始。 “奉主耶稣的名,我砍断,破除不属神的魂结,我破除,破除。”你就一边宣告一边破除,“我破除与这些影像的魂结,我破除其它的捆绑,我破除内在誓言,破除死亡的念头。”当你明白他们的问题时,你就逐个破除它。

现在你就命令那些邪灵,污鬼的灵,苦毒的灵,死亡的灵,被拒绝的灵,忧伤的灵。让圣灵引导你为什么祷告,你可以想象那个人的经历,你就可以清晰的讲出他们所经历的拒绝的灵,苦毒的灵,对男人的憎恨,对自己的憎恨,羞耻。你就可以锁在圣灵的水流中了。

很多生活在这种状况下的人会感到很羞耻,“父神,我奉主耶稣的名破除羞耻的灵。”因为有羞耻,就会产生憎恨,有自杀的念头。这个过程需要圣灵的引导。

我也会为另外两个领域祷告,像这样,“父神,求你挪开他生命中任何的玷污和沾染,从他的身体和灵魂中挪开。”有时他会感觉就像有人从他身体里离开一样,“主我们祷告医治他的灵和魂,让你的洁净临到这人里面。”

我们做呼召的时候,我们就呼召曾经犯过这样罪的人,破除魂结,命令羞耻淫乱的灵,内在誓言,苦毒的灵,不洁净的灵,死亡的灵统统离开。你会看到这人对曾经伤害过他的人的反应,包括:苦毒,憎恨﹔对他们自己的反应则是:羞愧,自我憎恨,自我否定,苦毒,忧伤。当人经历了这些混乱,他与神的关系,与另一人的关系,与自己的关系,我们需要处理这三个领域。

这就是我们需要学习服事的主要领域,明天我们会谈创伤性的经历。这里我再简要的提一下,就是习惯性的,重复式的罪,你需要认清它们:不饶恕,苦毒,憎恨,悖逆,这些都是在人生命中主要的罪﹔对别人做的事的回应,嫉妒。常见的心里的罪:悖逆,苦毒,不饶恕,憎恨。圣经告诉我们这些都会为邪灵打开门。我们需要处理这些问题,悔改,释放饶恕。命令邪灵离开。

我们现在学习了如何服事人的很多的秘诀,我们看到邪灵透过这些方法进入到人生命里面,把门封起来,把门拆毁,拆毁邪灵的居所,命令邪灵离开,这样就可以释放人得自由。

明天我们要讲创伤性的经历如何影响人,我们如何服事人,让人持守在自由里面。光赶鬼是不够的,要行走在新的生命中,包括灵命的成长,更新的思想,面对试探诱惑的力量。很简单,降伏神,顺服神,抵挡魔鬼,魔鬼就必逃跑了。

有些实际的步骤可以帮助人建造生命,通常人只想你帮他解决问题,我们必须鼓励他与神同行,建构敬虔的生命。赶鬼比建立敬虔的生命容易多了,因为建立敬虔的生活需要有训练,生命中要形成好的习惯。

祝福大家!



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两个王国 (5 of 8)

今晚我们要为人祷告从搅扰人的灵中得释放,我相信很多人来是有期望的,渴望看见生命有突破。突破可以是非常戏剧性的,突然的;或者也可以是一步步慢慢发生的。

今天聚会结束后,我们有机会为人祷告;任何需要祷告的人都可以上前来,我们为你祷告;我们渴望祝福你,帮助你,这是神的心意,他爱你,他渴望帮助你。今晚我们也会邀请还 不是基督徒的朋友接受主耶稣,成为跟随主耶稣的人。今晚我跟大家分享神的良善,我们会祷告,服事弟兄姐妹,并让你有机会做回应,接受主耶稣。

当我们出生的时候,因着罪的缘故,我们与神隔绝。问题不在神那里,是我们的问题;神爱人,神的心意总是要帮助我们每一个人。神的本性就是爱,他的心总是转向他的儿女,转向你。但是罪蒙蔽了我们去看见真理,我们以自我为中心,想要过一个没有神的生活,违背了神的律法,这样在我们的生活中产生了很多问题。神渴望进入我们的生命,帮助我们。

今晚我们会分享圣经中的一个故事,还会分享一个实际的例子,怎样得自由。神总是要渴望帮助我们,我们需要打开我们的心让他来帮助我们。我们转向神的第一步就是明白我们的需要。当我们出生来到世上,我们不知道我们人生的意义和目的,不知道我们为什么来到这个世上,我们渴望发现我们人生的意义。我们发现我们人生有很多问题是我们无法解决的,这就是罪,就是与神隔绝;耶稣基督来到这个世上,就是要解决这个问题,让我们可以接受新的生命。

当聚会结束,我们为弟兄姐妹祷告的时候,我们还会祷告神的能力触摸大家。我们会做一个释放祷告,释放祷告就是从邪灵的辖制中释放得自由的祷告,就是破除你生命中的捆绑的祷告。耶稣说,“我来是要人得生命,并且得的更丰盛。”他说,“仇敌魔鬼来,是要偷窃,杀害和毁坏。”所以邪灵是非常真实的,它们寻找机会进入到我们生命里,带来毁灭。

今晚我们要挑战这些邪灵,面对它们,让它们知道耶稣基督比所有的邪灵都要强壮。邪灵想要进入人生命影响他,都是通过欺骗来进入的,很多人不知道有邪灵在他们里面,邪灵不断的在他们里面搅扰,给他们产生问题。耶稣来就是要赶鬼,解决因罪让邪灵进入生命中的问题,使我们可以再次跟神连结,神的灵可以临到我们身上。没有人受造是跟邪灵共存的,我们受造是要与神同在,把天国带到地上。

我们当中有被邪灵搅扰的,可以得到自由。虽然我会就某一个领域来谈,但我鼓励你敞开心扉,来到台前接受祷告服事。当神的恩膏开始在我们中间运行的时候,属灵的气氛会非常不一样,我们无法看见神,因为他是灵,但这并不代表他不存在,我们可以通过他触摸生命感受到他的同在。

当神临到一个会场的时候,有时邪灵就开始彰显。当耶稣在会堂讲道的时候,邪灵就开始做乱。所以在我们聚会结束之前,很有可能邪灵开始彰显,人们可能会战抖,流泪,尖叫,倒在地上。不要让这些分心,我们的焦点是主耶稣所做的事。

今晚如果你坐立不安的话,可能也是一个邪灵的彰显,如果你心里有些恐惧,不是你,而是邪灵在里面害怕,因为它知道将要发生的事。如果你非常生气,也不是你,而是邪灵在你里面生气,因为他看到了即将发生的事情。如果你突然不喜欢这个讲员,想要杀死他,这一定是邪灵。我们相信耶稣会使我们得自由。聚会时,你感到生气,搅扰,请来到台前,我们为你祷告,服事你。

主啊,我们欢迎你今晚带着你的大能来到我们中间;圣灵,我们邀请你来到我们当中。奉主耶稣的名,我对我们中间所有的邪灵说,你降伏在我的权柄之下。我命令你的时候,你要彰显,从人的身上离开。主我们感谢你,因为你的同在,触摸你的百姓。阿门!

我们一开始先为一些人祷告,享受神的同在,不要举起手来让我为你祷告,我会寻找人,为你祷告,我要聆听圣灵,他会让我知道为谁祷告,为什么祷告。

(为前面的一位姐妹祷告)

神知道我们的生命,他就在我们中间,主你今天触摸她。主离我们非常近,当我们把我们的心向他敞开的时候,虽然我们不能看到他,可是他的同在就在这里,就在我们中间。

神的同在是一个非常好的感受,有时人会笑,有时人会哭,神以不同的方式触摸人。我们看不到神,但是他的同在就在我们中间。这是个非常好的教会,敬拜的教会,祷告的教会,神就在我们中间。圣经告诉我们耶稣做王的天国里有喜乐平安和自由。

你知道我们活在一个敞开的天空下,神随时帮助我们。今晚我们当中有些人有很深的问题,令你非常困扰,神愿意帮助你,我们唯一需要做的就是用信心仰望他,耶稣就会照着你的信心,为你成就。当你来祷告的时候,期待神触摸你,期待会有事情发生,期待神服事你。阿门!

当我们为人祷告,你会感受到神的大能临到你身上。如果你里面有邪灵的话,它可能会彰显,你可能会尖叫。所以聚会最后,我们会做一个集体的祷告,焦点对准神,用信心仰望神触摸我们。不是我,焦点是主耶稣,当你的信心对准他的时候,他会来触摸你的生命。

(为一位做噩梦,怕黑的姐妹祷告,释放)

我为大家解释以下刚刚发生的事情,主刚才让我领受了一个“知识的言语”,就是为一个人预备的一句话。主让我看见她一生中都有这个问题,她有勇气承认来到台前。当我开始祷告,命令邪灵的时候,圣灵开始彰显。首先有尖叫,然后流泪,咳嗽,邪灵就开始离开她。神很深的触摸她,如果你一生都被邪灵搅扰,这是个非常创伤性的经历,从她年幼的时候就有这些搅扰她的噩梦。我们知道这个邪灵是从家族历代进来的,每一晚,她都被邪灵搅扰。跟人解释这些很不容易,通常人们会感到很羞耻,不愿意告诉别人。

这是搅扰的灵,到这里来是要偷窃,杀害,毁坏。但是耶稣要给我们生命,所以今晚他开启了释放得自由的事工。经过了这些忧伤,她开始经历自由,会从噩梦中得自由。她不需要害怕睡觉,不需要开灯睡觉,因为耶稣已经胜过一切黑暗的权势,带给她自由,还有其它的领域神要触摸她,我们就让神继续在她生命里做工。

今晚在我们中间的其他人,可能也有同样的状况,神也希望你得自由。有些人可能有噩梦,可能你半夜惊醒感觉有人掐你的脖子,这些是邪灵。或者半夜你感到有人在摸你或骚扰你,却没看见人,这也是邪灵。神要你从这一切中得自由,这就是为什么耶稣来,他要解决我们罪的问题,让我们从搅扰人的灵中得自由。他要我们被圣灵充满,圣灵在哪里,那里就有喜乐平安。

刚才我为其他人祷告的时候,就有喜乐平安临到他们身上,神的灵带给我们生命中非常美好的东西。我们知道圣灵结出的果子是仁爱,喜乐,和平;而邪灵带来的果子就是我们被搅扰,焦虑。神要我们得自由,今晚结束时,我们会邀请大家,神要让你得自由。阿门!

现在我们看旧约出埃及记第一章13,14节,然后再看出埃及记第十五章。圣经启示我们肉眼看不见的灵界,还有我们可以看见的物质世界。人是很特别的,我们活在物质世界里,可以同时跟灵界连结。耶稣教导我们神的国,他来把天国带到地上,天国中是没有邪灵的,天国拥有国王的属性,耶稣是天国的王,他的国度充满了光,充满了生命,充满了创意,充满了平安,喜乐,是一个非常美好的国度,他要将这个国度带到你生命里面。

但是还有另一个国度存在,叫做黑暗的国度。当亚当夏娃犯罪,得罪神的时候,邪灵就开始管辖掌控人的生命,用重担,压力,问题压在人身上;给生命中带来疾病和问题。耶稣来是要使人得自由,他说:主的灵膏他,他周游四方,行善,医治所有被魔鬼压制的人。所以耶稣服事人,使他们从邪灵的搅扰中得自由,让人可以认识进入到神的国度里面。在神的国里面,没有疾病,没有搅扰,耶稣掌管的地方,耶稣的生命在掌权。

旧约里面有一个故事讲的的就是肉眼看不见的灵界所发生的事。我们可以从这个故事中学习主耶稣,也可以学习到灵界的事情。我们来看以色列的历史,以色列人还在埃及为奴,受辖制的时候,他们渴望自由,可是因着埃及法老王的军事辖制,他们无法自由。他们的身份是奴隶,必须要服事主人。他们渴望自由,却没有办法得到自由。他们需要有人释放他们。

我们也一样。在我们认识主耶稣之前,我们可能认为我们是自由的,可是我们活在罪的辖制下,邪灵在掌控着我们,我们的人生在很多的捆绑之下,非常艰难。这里第13,14节说,“埃及人严严地使以色列人作工,使他们因作苦工觉得命苦,无论是和泥,是做砖,是作田间各样的工,在一切的工上都严严地待他们。”

我们看到这一群人渴望得自由,可是他们有一个严酷的主人钳制管辖着他们,使他们生活中的每一个部分都非常艰难。他们命苦,就是说他们很深的受伤,被虐待,在苦难中,可是却没有可逃离的地方,他们是在外地为奴。他们的心中充满了苦毒,当人们在苦难中,被别人伤害的时候,他们通常会有憎恨,厌恶,他们的心就会越来越苦毒。当他们的心苦毒的时候,就会打开门让邪灵进来,带来疾病。

我曾为一位年轻人祷告,他对他的父亲有很深的苦毒,他憎恨他的父亲并让这个恨进入他里面;所以他的生命充满了苦毒,没有办法享受人生中美好的事物,因为他的心是苦毒的。结果疾病临到他的身上,偷走了他的健康,他所有的关节都很疼痛,脊椎开始僵直,他面临可能瘫痪的威胁。

心里的苦毒,打开门向邪灵敞开。当人心里有苦毒的时候,邪灵就会借机进来。我也发现当人们拜偶像,服事这些偶像,魔鬼的时候,他的人生也开始越来越苦毒。偶像不会为我们人生提供任何答案,反而使我们的生命更艰难。所以这些以色列百姓是非常苦的,神听到了他们的呼求,就差遣摩西来到他们中间。摩西就预表主耶稣,是先知性的预表,是一位拯救者的来到。摩西要带领以色列的百姓离开埃及。

神降十灾在埃及,每一个灾害就是刑法他们所拜的这些神灵。最后一灾,神的百姓将羔羊的血涂在门楣上,毁灭者经过这个地方,那些有血涂抹的地方的人,性命就可以存留。

这是一个先知性的预表,预示将来有一天主耶稣基督为我们钉死在十字架上,流出宝血,为我们舍掉他的生命。任何相信他的人,耶稣的宝血已经足够破除邪灵的能力。当我们凭信心相信接受主耶稣,他的宝血可以破除一切邪灵和罪的权柄,使我们得自由。

当那一天来到,以色列的百姓得拯救离开埃及。埃及人被毁灭,神的百姓在喜乐中离开,充满了盼望。神不只要救他们,神要带他们进入一个充满祝福的地方。要进入这个充满祝福的地方,神要改变他们。

我们翻到出埃及记第十五章22至25节,“摩西领以色列人从红海往前行,到了书珥的旷野,在旷野走了三天,找不着水。到了玛拉,不能喝那里的水,因为水苦,所以那地名叫玛拉。百姓就向摩西发怨言,说,我们喝什么呢?摩西呼求耶和华,耶和华指示他一棵树。他把树丢在水里,水就变甜了。”27节中说,“他们到了以琳,在那里有十二股水泉,七十棵棕树,他们就在那里的水边安营。”

当我们将生命献给主耶稣的时候,我们跟随主耶稣,不是所有事情都会很美满,在这个旅程中会有很多挑战,神带领我们在旅途中通往祝福,在这个过程中他渴望改变你的生命,让你从心里的苦毒中得到自由。神看到这些百姓离开埃及,他们开始欢庆离开,神知道他们还带着一个奴仆的心,有着奴仆的想法,受害者的心态。神渴望改变他们,从奴隶的思想中得释放,神渴望他们成为神的儿女,可以继承产业,可是要继承产业,他们必须改变思想。

神为你预备了丰盛的祝福,但你必须长大成熟,让神在你生命里面工作。有时我们心里会有拦阻;生命里有拦阻,生命中有捆绑,是在我们重生得救前就存在的。我们得救后,神说,我渴望改变你,给你自由,让你在生命里经历神的国。

我们要怎样做?经文中这里说,这些百姓经历了非常大的得胜。三天没有水,在沙漠中行走没有水是很困难的,他们很渴,这是一个暂时性的缺乏状态。神可以看见他们看不见的东西,神看见他们得自由,神为他们预备好这个旅程,神知道前面有棕树和甜美的水源,神已经为他们预备好了,只是他们还看不见而已。他们经历了三天没有水,心里的抱怨就开始出来了,所以他们喝的水是苦水。

百姓们怎么做呢?要知道你所遇见的每一个困难都是你成长的机会。而这里百姓开始抱怨,他们在多年的奴役之下,心是苦的。当他们遇见困难的时候,他们心里的真实光景就出来了,神渴望改变他们的心。可是在改变之前,你必须要了解你需要改变。有时我们在生命中经历的困难,让我们看见我们心中真实的状况,让我们有一个正确的回应来长大成熟。

这些人的心里是苦毒的,他们认为自己是受害者,神渴望他们得到医治,从他们的苦毒中释放得到自由。当人们开始认识主耶稣的时候,他们都有多年的伤痛经历,他们的心很苦毒。可能是所出生家庭的问题,破碎的婚姻,糟糕的人际关系,失望等等。如果你问一个人,“你苦毒吗?”他通常会回答,“我不苦毒,我怎么会苦毒,我上教会,读圣经,怎么会苦毒呢?”

很多人心中苦毒却不察觉,压力和困难会使我们心里的真实状况浮现出来。心中的苦毒有几种征兆,

第一,抱怨。你常常听到人抱怨,因为他们心中有苦毒。

第二,怪罪别人。苦毒的人总是寻找别人来怪罪,“是你让我生气的”,“都是你的错,要不然我也不会如此”,“不是我的错,我生气是因为你生气”。没有人使你生气,你生气是因着你自己。

第三,没有喜乐。苦毒的人很难笑出来,他们里面很苦很酸,这都显示在他们脸上。他们常常皱着眉头,象在吃柠檬,越老越严重,他没有能力可以享受,可以喜乐。

第四,不感恩。苦毒的人没有一颗感恩的心,他们专注在他们没有的东西,而不是他们拥有什么。一个脱离苦毒的人是充满了感恩的心,“我是何等的蒙福,我有好多的祝福”。

这些人无法喜乐,无法感恩。他们不是说,“感谢你带我们离开埃及,感谢神。”反而在那里抱怨,“为什么没有水?都是你,为什么带我们来到这里?我想你会杀了我们,我们还是回去埃及好了。”这就是不感恩。

第五,苦毒的人很容易论断。他们非常刻薄,常常挑别人的错。

这些就是苦毒的一些征兆,苦毒的人无法进入和经历神的祝福,他们必须先处理生命中的苦毒。以色列的百姓是苦毒的,导致他们生活在一个循环的挫败里面。当你苦毒的时候,你自己不知道,但是苦毒的果子可以显出来,抱怨,怪罪他人,没有喜乐,无法欢庆成功,没有感恩的心,论断他人,总是渴望更多,从不满足。

他们常用尖锐的话语。苦毒的人说话总是带着刺,你可以感受到那个话刺进你心中。

圣经中有一个例子,就是一个男人和一个女人,大卫和他的妻子米甲,米甲是扫罗的女儿,大卫就是扫罗的女婿。他们两个人其实都很受扫罗王的伤害。扫罗王很嫉妒大卫,他把大卫赶走,并下了追杀令,如果大卫有任何朋友帮助他,就把他的朋友杀了,把他从以色列境内赶出去。同时扫罗将大卫的妻子米甲给了另一个男人,米甲的心破碎了,她必须跟一个她不爱的人住在一起,进入一个她根本不想要的婚姻中。

大卫和米甲各自过不同的人生,但神为他们有一个命定,他们一起要管理以色列。后来神使他们又在一起,恢复大卫成为以色列的王。过去大卫被不公平的对待,他受伤很深,被拒绝,被人诬告,他的朋友因为他死去,他被追杀,但他的心没有苦毒。为什么呢?因为他饶恕。他寻找神的良善。他说,“神对我是美好的,我也要照着神的美善显出恩典和饶恕。”

当大卫有机会杀扫罗王的时候,他没有杀。他说,让神来处理扫罗,我把我的生命放在主的手中。通常人在受伤的时候,会想到要报复,有人告诉我,华人有句话是,君子报仇,十年不晚。大卫也经历了十年,可是他的心中没有报复。当他成为王的时候,他把神的约柜带进来,他心中充满了喜乐。他欢庆,喜乐,跳舞,他的心是自由的,他想要祝福扫罗的家族,他对神的恩典充满了感谢,他的心没有任何的苦毒,他的灵是自由的。

但是大卫的妻子米甲非常苦毒,她没有来到神的面前领受从神而来的恩典。撒母耳记下第六章中,神说,她从窗中望出去。这是什么意思?她没有办法经历神的祝福。在以色列历史中最伟大的复兴时,她只是从窗中看见,却无法成为其中的一部分。苦毒使你没法经历神的同在。苦毒使你受到很深的搅扰。

第二个是她往窗外看,看到她的丈夫,心里就轻视他,因为心里有苦毒的人就是这样。当大卫回家的时候,他心里充满喜乐,充满感恩,对神的感恩。他回来对家人祝福的时候,他的妻子这样说,“你是王啊,你怎么能有这样的表现。你这样何等的羞耻啊。”一定是苦毒,这种尖锐的话,尖酸刻薄的话。就像一把剑,刺向人。

生死就在我们舌头的之下。所以一个人是甜美的,一个人是苦毒的;一个人享受神的祝福,一个人却在神的祝福之外。这是每个人的选择;当人面对困难的时候,每个人的回应就决定了这个选择。大卫选择饶恕就进入祝福里;另一个,米甲,因为她的苦毒,她终生都无法生育,她生命中无法结出任何果子。苦毒会让你一生结不出果子,而且会玷污你所有的关系。她的婚姻变成空洞的,人生变得空虚,她在她的苦毒中死去,所有的梦想都破灭,因为她从来没有处理心中的苦毒。

很不幸许多基督徒也是如此。我们让过去的伤痛继续存留在我们心里面;我们对曾经伤害我们的人有苦毒的心,没有选择饶恕释放他们。圣经在以弗所书第四章告诉我们,不要使圣灵担忧,不要让任何的苦毒,愤怒,憎恨,邪恶进入到你心里,你要有一颗柔软的心,仁慈相待,存怜悯的心彼此饶恕。

在基督徒中我看到的最大问题之一就是苦毒,苦毒的心。它表现出来的是经常抱怨,怪罪他人,无法庆祝别人的成功,没有喜乐。当一个人得到升迁,如果你的心是自由的,你会说,“嘿,太好了,恭喜你。”“哦,你买了新奔驰车,太好了。”但当你心里有苦毒的时候,你会说,“怎么会是他升职。”“为什么他买新车,我没有。”苦毒让你无法欢庆别人的成功,苦毒让你定睛在不公平,不公义的事情上,而没有定睛在神的良善上。

神不断的要求他们处理生命中的苦毒,还有里面的憎恨,那个很深的憎恨来自于过去奴仆生活的捆绑。你不能承受继续苦毒,让过去的怒气留在心里面,无法让憎恨继续停留在你心里面,允许不饶恕停留在心里面。耶稣这样教导我们,马太福音第十八章35节,当我们不饶恕的时候,邪灵有合法的权利进入到我们生命中来搅扰我们。

神在这里做了什么呢?看这里,神已经为他们预备好了泉源,神并没有偏待他们。前面已经有一个水泉在等着他们,在他们走到水泉之前,他们经历了一段干旱的时间,苦毒就出来了。这里说,摩西呼求耶和华,耶和华指示他一棵树,他把树放在水里,水就变甜了。

神知道他们会碰到这个困难,他已经为他们预备好了这个供应,只是他们还看不见,神要打开他们的眼睛。那里有一颗树,这棵树预表的就是十字架,当耶稣死在十字架的时候,他把所有的不公义,所有的罪都承担了。然后耶稣说,“父啊,赦免他们。”当我们经历不公平的对待,经历到失望和受伤,我们需要来到十字架前,说,“主耶稣,你怎样赦免饶恕我,我也怎样赦免饶恕他们。我把十字架带进这个环境里,让我的苦毒变成甜美。”

在旧约中,约瑟有许多理由变得苦毒,可是他找到了基督。约瑟被兄弟出卖,被诬告,被关进监狱,被忽略。但当他见到他的哥哥们的时候,他说,你们不要自责,不是你们要把我卖来埃及,是神对我生命有一个计划,是神差我来埃及,我需要有这个经历,预备我进到我的命定里。”他的心没有任何的苦毒和不饶恕,他看见神在这个苦难中的目的,是要预备好他进入到伟大中。

神要改变你,但是在改变之前,你必须要知道神要处理的问题是什么。我们讲到有人有不饶恕和苦毒的心,可能是对你的丈夫,你的妻子,你的父亲,你的母亲,你的哥哥姐姐,你的亲戚,或者你的师长,或者是属灵的领袖。当你祷告的时候,你常常被这些人搅扰,被邪灵搅扰。你发现当你面临压力的时候,你没有转向神而是开始抱怨,怪罪他人,你无法享受人生的喜乐,你无法欢庆别人的成功,因为你心中有苦毒。

当我们讲到神的同在,你好像没有办法经历到神的同在,你属灵的人生不是很有果效,没有结出很多果子,人际关系中有很多的冲突,可能问题不在别人,而是在你的心里面。要让我们得到自由其实很简单,来到耶稣面前,苦毒的心需要悔改,饶恕曾经伤害过我的人。当我释放饶恕的时候,神的大能就释放在我生命中。

我发现很多人在疾病里,忧郁中无法得到释放的主要原因之一就是苦毒。神渴望你得释放,你今天就要做一个决定,是不是愿意来到主耶稣的十字架前,释放饶恕。你会说,“这很不公平,是他伤害我。”是不公平,饶恕是指你欠了我的不需要再还了,因为神已经赦免了我,我也愿意赦免伤害我的人,祝福他。耶稣说,“你要祝福那些咒诅你的人,那些利用你的人,你要为他们祷告。”

有人对你发咒诅的话,饶恕他们,祝福他们。“我不想饶恕他们。”这就是苦毒说出来的话。如果有人利用你,操控你,掌控你,伤害你,为他们祷告。“我不想这样做。”这就是苦毒,受搅扰的人还是你。

今晚你可以从这里释放得自由,神渴望我们许多人释放得自由,从苦毒,憎恨,不饶恕中释放。但是你必须做这个决定,你需要改变。“今晚我要来到十字架前,我要把我心里的憎恨,心痛和忧伤放下。我要释放饶恕,不要再咒诅,我要祝福。”这会不会改变另外一个人呢?根本不会改变他,但是会改变你,你会得到自由。

我们为人祷告的时候,会有很多人从搅扰的灵中得自由。我发现很多时候当人拜偶像的时候,他里面会有苦毒;当我们通灵行邪术的时候,里面有苦毒;有性方面罪的时候,也会有苦毒;当受到其他人伤害时,会有苦毒。但是耶稣可以使苦水变甜,他可以翻转你的生命,使你成为别人的祝福。

圣经中有一段非常有趣的经文:我们赐安慰的神,在你的苦难中安慰你,以至于你可以带着安慰去安慰别人。

我们来闭上眼睛;我邀请我们当中任何还不是基督徒的人,从来没有接受主耶稣的人,今晚我邀请你来到主耶稣基督面前;主耶稣说,所有接待他的,就是信他名的人,他就赐他们权柄做神的儿女。

所以,今晚如果你还不是基督徒,在你灵里面有一个非常大的空洞,那个空洞只有透过跟耶稣的关系才能填满。耶稣邀请你跟他建立这样的关系,跟他一起同工,改变周围人的生命。他说,“来,跟随我,我要使你得人如得鱼。”“来,跟随我,我会改变你的生命。你的生命将会变的甜美。”“来,跟随我,你不会行走在黑暗中,我会有神的光在你生命里。”

“来,跟随我。”这是今晚耶稣对你的邀请,圣经说,神爱世人,他差遣主耶稣为你的罪死在十字架上,凡是相信他的,不至灭亡,反得永生。今晚你来到这个聚会,你感受到神的同在,你看见神的灵触摸人,看见喜乐进入到人的生命里面,好像从天而来的看不见的水流一样。你看到年轻的女孩从邪灵的辖制中得自由。神是真实的,不是我的能力,是圣灵的大能,那个使人充满喜乐的灵,那个使那姐妹得自由的灵,今晚他要触摸你。

今晚我要你这样做,任何愿意接受主耶稣的人请举起手来,让我知道你在哪里,神祝福你。这是一个重要的决定,接受主耶稣,成为基督徒。

我们会这样做,一起站起来,拍掌欢庆,一起举起手的朋友们,或者你刚才没有举手的朋友,今晚你渴望接受主耶稣,打开你的生命让神赦免你一切的罪。我请刚才举手的朋友们来到台前,我要带你做一个简单的祷告,我们站起来欢迎他们,请上前来,来,神祝福你。如果你今晚陪朋友一起来,你可以邀请他们跟你一起上来。

感谢主,我很高兴你今天来到神的面前,耶稣认识你们每一个人;他知道你的名字,你们每一个人都是他认识的;他知道你的挣扎,他知道你所面对的难处,他也知道你生命中所面对的挑战;他知道你哪里失败了,但是他爱你。他为了你在十字架上舍掉了他自己的生命。圣经说,当一位罪人愿意回应耶稣的时候,天上有非常大的欢庆。所以现在天上有极大的欢庆。

我要带领你做一个祷告。祷告就是跟神说话,神就会有回应。请把眼睛闭起来,你会知道主耶稣非常的靠近,你祷告的时候,他会听见你,他会饶恕你,他的平安会进到你的心里面,他会抹去你一切的羞耻;你过去挫败的羞耻,或者你曾经的过错,或者别人对你所做的事。

“父神,我奉主耶稣的名来到你面前;谢谢你爱我,谢谢你接纳我,谢谢你差遣耶稣,为我的罪死在十字架上,为我从死里复活。我转离罪,我转离假神。耶稣我接受你成为我的救主,求你赦免我一切的罪,我现在领受你的饶恕,我领受你的灵进到我心里。我今天把我的生命献给你,在天地中间我宣告,耶稣基督是我的救主,是我的主,也是我永远的朋友。阿门!”



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创伤性经历 (6 of 8)

首先我们快速的回顾一下我们之前的学习;我们看到耶稣教导释放事工,释放事工是神国度的彰显。当我们做释放事工的时候,必须要与圣灵同工,这需要信心。我们必须相信我们为人祷告的时候,一定会有事情发生。我们看到耶稣的教导,一个人得到释放之后,邪灵还是要尝试回来掌管这个人。

我们的结论是,一个人必须改变他的生命的架构,这样仇敌魔鬼才不会再回来。我们不单只是把鬼赶出去,而是要把它居住的坚固营垒完全拆毁。我们讲到三个邪灵进入人生命的方式,一)合法权利。二)透过创伤性的经历。三)对创伤性的经历的回应。

我们也看到为什么人会得释放,释放的根基是什么。第一个根基是主耶稣为我们所成就的,耶稣在十字架上买赎我们回来。有时你会发现魔鬼在争执说那人是属于魔鬼的,所以你必须要训导神的话语,他是属耶稣的。另一个根基是个人的,我们必须要预备好这人的心,让他进入到释放里。通常他没有得到释放的原因,是我们没有好好预备他的心,让他进入到释放中。

我们谈到人首先要看清自己的问题,并为此承担责任,否则释放很难继续下去。所有的改变来自于承认我们需要改变,并为这个需要负起责任。我们看到很多人来接受服事的时候,他们只是希望我们解决他们的问题,而不愿担起最初他们如何进入这个光景的责任。作为一个服事者,我们需要帮助我们的服事对象了解,他们在释放过程中需要扮演的角色是什么,要承担什么责任。

他们必须要认罪悔改,把他们的罪带到十字架前。他们必须要饶恕和释放饶恕。有时人会很难饶恕自己,领受从主而来的饶恕同时也释放饶恕在那些伤害他们的人的身上。一个不愿意饶恕的人很容易在停留在辖制里面,不能得自由。

人们也必须弃绝在他身上的捆绑,弃绝就是破除建构在我们生命中的坚固营垒。例如,一个人过去拜偶像,与偶像有一个协议,他们必须要说出破除协议的话。如果这个人是献给庙宇和偶像的,他必须要说出话语破除这个献祭的行动。耶稣说我所说出的话是灵是生命,所以我们所说的话是很重要的。

人也必须要负起责任来抵挡魔鬼。他们不能很被动很负面的说“你来帮我做就好了。”在释放事工中有一个属灵的争战正在发生。人们必须要愿意站立抵挡魔鬼,仰望神得自由。

昨天我们谈到心里的坚固营垒和捆绑。让我们可以认清心里的问题是什么并去处理问题。我们谈到魂结,就是人与魂与一些影像连结。我们讲到苦毒论断的根和内在誓言;咒诅的言语,包括自己咒诅自己或者是来自别人的咒诅;我们也谈到创伤性的经历。有时人也会把过度的重担和期待放在人的身上。

我们也谈到是如何向邪灵开的门。包括家族历代的咒诅,家族的人做过的事让历代的咒诅临到家族中,当有人愿意处理时,这个咒诅就会停止。当一个家族的人愿意代表家人为这个行为承担责任,在神的面前做认同悔改,把十架放在家族和罪的中间。我们有教导要认清历代家族的咒诅,通常需要了解这个问题是从什么时候开始的,这样就可以知道这是不是一个家族历代遗传下来的问题。

行邪术,通灵及跟灵界有关的事情也会打开门让邪灵进来。性方面的罪也会让生命向邪灵敞开。有些习惯性的罪也会向邪灵打开门。苦毒,憎恨,愤怒,不饶恕,悖逆,苦毒的论断,所有这些都会让邪灵有渠道进入人的生命。

接下来我们要看的是关于创伤性的经历。我会跟大家分享寻找它的根源的几个步骤,然后如何帮助人经历自由。

创伤性的经历,我也正在学习这个领域。我发现很多人的问题都是发生在年幼的时候,通常是一个创伤性的伤痛的经历。创伤是我们在情绪上无法面对的,无法愈合的经历,是一个无法磨灭的记忆。这些经历可以是一般性的,也可以是非常严重的。

每一个人面对创伤性的经历的回应都不一样。我们必须要了解的是,人们是不会忘记他们经历的创伤。经历越伤痛,记忆就会越深。经历如果是非常伤痛的,或者是很持久的经历,就会烙印在他的记忆里。

例如,一个人经历了摩托车车祸,车祸的冲击可能会停止他大脑的运作,忘记当时发生的事情。你跟摩托车手谈起车祸,他对车祸之前和之后的记忆都有,但是车祸当时的记忆就没有了。其实他们记得当时的车祸,只是他们失去了意识。创伤性的经历的记忆分散在他身体里。

当人有创伤性的经历的时候,在他们的记忆中产生一个烙印,是大脑中的化学元素烙印在身体里面,邪灵就通过这个印记进入到他的生命中。当人经历创伤性的经历的时候,一定会有一个影像在他的记忆中,创伤性的记忆是这样的:

1. 有一个图像,影像很深的记得。如果你回忆你的人生,有没有一些在学校里非常尴尬的事情或者人生中非常惨痛的记忆。会有一个图像,影像出现。大部分人都会有这个情况,你的经历是用图像记忆起来的。还有就是你对这个经历的解读,这个经历对我有什么意义。

对于一个从小被性侵犯的孩子,她有被性侵犯的图像记忆,她也记得当时的味道,灯光,场景等等;她对整个事件的解读就是“我是不配的,没有价值的,男人是会伤害我的。”她对这个事情产生的回应就是内在誓言,“我不再信任任何人。”所以在这个创伤性的记忆中包括:整个事件的图像,因着这个事件他们产生的信念,以及对这个事件的回应。所有这些都包含在这个创伤性的经历里面。

举例来说,被性侵犯的人会记得性侵者的形象和当时事情发生时的场景,她会记得当时的感觉,声音,味道和影像。她对整个事件的解读就是,“我是无助的,没有价值的,都是我的错。”她对这件事的回应就是,“我不能告诉任何人,我永远不能相信男人。”这就是我们之前讲到的,心里的捆绑和回应。当一个人有一个创伤性的经历的时候,就会包括所有这些;最有能力影响我们的就是那个图像,以及她们对这个图像的解读。

人可以尝试将问题压抑下来,埋在心底里,可是之后她们可能会看见,听见或者闻到一些东西,勾起她们的记忆,所有的感受又再次浮现出来了。去年,我在印尼的一个女儿在怀孕五个月的时候发生流产,我赶紧飞过去帮助他们经历这个阶段。经过长途的飞行和一些服事,我经历了非常忙碌的几天。我必须要管理好自己的情绪,因为我要服事别人,然后我回到新西兰,正是圣诞节,我有很多事情要做。

四个星期之后,我坐在电视机前看电视,有一首歌开始唱起来,就是『奇异恩典』,我就开始一直哭,一直哭,因为我上一次听到这首歌时,是在我女儿的家举行的礼拜。我把对那个流产的忧伤一直压抑下来。可是这首歌让我想起当天发生的事情,所有的忧伤都开始浮现出来。我仿佛看到在房子里,听见女儿在唱歌,我的孙子就躺在盒子里。我需要好好的忧伤,然后把她交托给主。

我这个女儿经过一个很长的忧伤的时期,特别是他们那边做火化的方式,对她来讲是一个很难承受的经历,她里面有很大的冲击。我跟她说最重要的是,你要从神的角度来看这件事,你必须要有一个不一样的图像在你的脑海里,因为你看到的最后一个图像带给你很深的困扰,你需要神给你一个不同的图像,你无法挪去人的记忆,但是你可以做到的是让神给你一个不一样的图像。

当我们经历一个伤痛的经历的时候,我们能看见的是非常有限的,都是围绕在我们的伤痛中。所以我们面对这个伤痛的方式就是邀请圣灵将这个人带回到这个经历中;让他们在这个经历中看到主耶稣,当然这人也必须愿意让圣灵带他回到原来的经历中。大部分人会将伤痛压抑下来,好像把他们关在房间里,不让任何人进入。他尝试压抑他的疼痛。

我常常鼓励他们让基督进入那个记忆的房间,再次面对伤痛;主耶稣一定会向你说话,安慰你,为你改变那个环境。对于我的女儿来说,我请她闭上眼睛,想象她之前看到的图像,邀请主耶稣进来。她立刻看见主耶稣站在那里,她看到他的忧伤,主耶稣紧紧抱着孩子,对她微笑,对她说话,她的忧伤当时就消失了。所以她对孩子的最后回忆不是棺材推进火里去烧,而是主耶稣抱着孩子,这带给她一个很大的释放。

当人们有一个伤痛的经历时,他们需要圣灵将耶稣启示在那个经历中。你可以想象旧约中列王记下第六章,以利沙的仆人看到军兵围困他们非常害怕;他在恐惧中对他的主人说他不知道怎样去面对这个状况。以利沙这样祷告,“主啊,你打开他的眼,让他看见他的眼睛没有看见的,打开他的眼,看见帮助我们的比抵挡我们的要多得多。”圣灵就打开了他的眼睛,他就从灵界里面,从神的角度看见所有天使天军的同在。他能够看到敌军,但他还能看到其它的,他看到神的大能是站在他那边的,他就有平安了。

这是神医治创伤性的经历的主要方式之一。我经常跟当事人解释,他们把创伤性的记忆放在一个房间锁起来,想这样来拯救自己。我让他们愿意想起他们过去不希望想起的东西,邀请耶稣进入那个房间。很多当事人想起过去的经历的时候就开始流泪,我就问他们,“看耶稣在哪里?耶稣在做什么?他的表情是什么?他说了什么?”然后那个人就开始和我互动,跟我说他看到了什么,就会有另一个图像进来,这个图像就会改变他的回忆,取代之前惨痛的图像。

有一个姐妹,当她五岁的时候被领养,她跟她的教会分享她是被领养的,以及她是怎样听到我们的见证而信主的。当我听到她的见证的时候,我说,“主感动我要为你祷告,主要医治你。你还记得当初你的妈妈把你送去领养吗?”她说,“我记得非常清楚。”那就是在她脑里的一个图像,有很多的忧伤,在那个图像中,她的妈妈将她交给陌生人。有很多的疑问,妈妈为什么要这样做?我怎么了?有很多这些东西在她的脑海里出现。

我对她说,请你闭上眼睛,让自己回忆起当时的经历。她就开始哭泣,回忆起那个经历,当着我们所有人的面流泪。我问她,“你能看到耶稣吗?”她说,“我看到耶稣。”我说,“耶稣看起来怎么样?”她说,“他也在流泪,为这件事情悲伤。”我说,“你可以为这件事情仰望他。”我没有想到她真的伸出手,站在那里僵硬住了,聚会的一个半小时,她就一直保持这个姿势。一般人是没有办法做到的。她就像是被抓住了。我继续讲道,然后做呼召。她突然就出来了,我问她,“发生了什么事?”她 有一个遇见耶稣的经历。“耶稣跟你说了什么?”“他说这不是我的错。”这么多年,她一直相信一个谎言,“这都是我的错。”她一直被邪灵搅扰,当耶稣把真理告诉她的时候,“不是你的错,你不是一个坏人,我爱你,我永远不会离弃你。”我第二天看到她,其实我没有认出她来,她完全不一样了,有喜乐和生命在她里面。

我记得为一位曾经遭受过性侵犯的女孩祷告,我问她愿不愿意回到过去的回忆里,她就开始流泪,开始描述当时发生的事情,描述她的父亲进到房间。我让她寻找耶稣,她看到他并开始流泪,她说耶稣充满了怜悯,他在流泪,他看到发生的事情很难过。我说,“你定睛在耶稣身上,看他做什么,说什么。”她就跟耶稣互动,她说,“耶稣走向我,站在我跟我父亲中间,我现在看不见我爸爸了。耶稣说他会保护我。”她完全改变了,三个礼拜之后,她跟她父亲和好了。她从这个创伤性的经历中得到医治,那个创伤性的图像被另一个图像取代。

有时,创伤背后有邪灵,或者跟这个创伤有魂结。如果你觉得圣灵有带领你,把创伤性的经历和魂结砍断,命令邪灵离开,同时也让圣灵启示耶稣在当中的作为。有时,过程中人们会有很多怒气,很多苦毒,他们需要经历饶恕的祷告。创伤的本质是一个图像;跟图像连接在一起的感受,因着他对这个事情的解读而产生了信念;他对这个事件作出的回应,他对这个事情的回应也需要悔改,谎言被真理取代,他们需要被释放,砍断魂结。

我鼓励你尝试这样做;我鼓励你如果有人有这样创伤性的经历,邀请耶稣进入这个经历中并医治他们;你会惊讶这个过程有多么容易,人很容易就得到自由,得到释放。

我为一位姐妹祷告,她因为堕胎有很深的忧伤。她看见耶稣抱着她的孩子,她就开始流泪;耶稣对她说,“你需要饶恕你自己。”耶稣已经饶恕她了,可是她不愿意饶恕她自己。在这个领域,很多人都有不一样的经历,那些经历总是伴随着图像;跟着图像就会有当下的感受,还有由图像而来的信念,以及对事件的回应。信念的改变是因为我们听见,看见真理;回应的改变是通过我们认罪悔改,邪灵就会很容易的赶出去。

给大家一些关于创伤性经历的例子,让我们知道我们需要寻找的是什么。创伤是一个负面的图像,因着一个伤痛的经历而烙印在人的记忆里面。同样的经历对一个人来说是创伤,而对另外一个人可能不算什么。

我们在服事中经常遇到的一些创伤性的经历有,

1.在母腹中的经验。一个孩子在母腹中被拒绝,对孩子是一个很大的创伤,影响是一生的。过去一百年来的科学认知是,孩子所有记忆都在大脑里面,如果大脑还没有形成的话,他们是不会记得的。而过去四五年中,通过利用超音波的研究发现,这不是真的。当一个孩子在母腹中时,他对母亲和周围的环境有清楚的了解。

母腹中的孩子可以很深的感受到被拒绝。一个女孩在母腹中,当她发现父母想要的是男孩的时候,她会感受到被拒绝,而这个拒绝感会让邪灵进入到里面。母腹中的孩子可以感受到母亲的情绪状况,如果母亲有很深的焦虑,忧郁,愤怒或者家里面有冲突,对孩子都会有很大的影响。母腹中的孩子能够明白妈妈对他讲的话,妈妈对爸爸讲的话,爸爸对他讲的话,爸爸对妈妈讲的话。如果怀孕过程中出现一些状况,例如如果母亲得了血毒症,腹中的孩子会有对死亡的恐惧。如果有尝试要堕胎,这个孩子也会记得的。或者之前有过堕胎的经历,孩子是会知道的,也会受到影响。只有圣灵能启示我们他的问题是不是从母腹中得到的。

有时出生时的创伤也会带给孩子很深的伤害。早产,脐带绕颈,或者难产的压力会对孩子造成伤害。跟母亲没有很好的连结,也会造成创伤。很多人认为婴儿不会说话,没有感觉,他不会知道;事实是孩子在没有保护的状况下,很容易让邪灵进入引起创伤。孩童期创伤,被拒绝遗弃的孩子,被领养的孩子,或者家庭中有很大冲突和危机的孩子,言语上或肢体上的虐待,或者是害怕恐惧的经验;父母离异也会深深的让孩子受创伤,或者是严重长久的疾病,开刀,意外,亲朋好友的去世,求学的经历。我们服事过很多人,在校园中都有很惨痛的经历。破裂的关系,意外,流产,堕胎都是创伤。

有很多方式给我们的情绪带来冲击,邪灵利用这个机会进入我们里面搅扰我们。当你在服事人的时候,就要寻找有没有这样的创伤性的经历,一个带着负面能力的图像。当我们跟人交谈的时候,求圣灵将这些都显现出来。我跟大家分享一些应做的步骤。

创伤性的经历带来的问题包括:1)图像,由图像带来的感受,感受所结出来的信念,以及对这件事情的回应。2)有时创伤会有一个魂结,我们必须要砍断魂结。3)有时邪灵会附在创伤的背后,我们在处理释放的过程中,可以将邪灵赶出去。

我们看过很多邪灵进入我们生命中的方式;当你坐下来服事这个人,应尝试了解他的问题是什么,以下是一些诊断的步骤。通常人们寻求服事的时候,都有一些问题请你帮助他。你必须要聆听问题寻求答案。当他带着问题来时,你就提出问题,寻找这个问题真正的根源是什么。不管他的问题是什么,我们可以开始提出这样的问题,帮助我们寻找问题的根源,邪灵是如何进入的。

我们服事的出发点就是要拆毁邪灵居住的屋子,再赶鬼。邪灵居住的屋子是怎样造成的?可能是家族历代的咒诅;可能是犯罪的模式;可能是一些心里的回应,如魂结或苦毒的论断;也可能是创伤性的经历。

我们可以这样处理:“可以跟我讲你的问题是什么吗?它怎样影响你?这个问题有多久了?”当你问“这个问题有多久了?”的时候,你就可以知道这是不是一个家族历代的问题。在诊断问题的时候我们会寻求这些:

1)这是不是家族历代的问题?换句话说,有没有家族历代的咒语在运行中。他的家族中有没有同样的问题。当你跟一个人谈论他的问题的时候,可以问他,“你的家族中有没有其他人有同样的问题?”“这个问题有多久了?”很多时候可以根据问题发生的时间找到问题的根源。我们在诊断的时候就是在搜集这些资讯,聆听圣灵告诉我们的。圣灵有时会感到我们问一些奇怪的问题。

2)你是否跟某个人或某件事有魂结。甚至问题是这个人引起的,你仍跟他有连结。可能是在性方面的犯罪,让你跟这个人有魂结;或者是跟虐待你的人有魂结;跟一个遗弃你的人有魂结。有没有任何苦毒的根和不饶恕存在,或者在苦毒中对某人的论断存在。“我永远不要相信男人,男人只会让你失望。”有没有任何苦毒的期待;有没有任何内在的誓言。“我永远不这样做,我永远不那样。”找出这些问题的答案。

也许什么问题都没有找到,但至少你知道你需要寻找什么。这人的生命中有没有任何咒诅的言语,自己对自己的咒诅,或者是死亡的意念;或者自己对自己不断重复的话,或者别人对他生命所说的话;寻找这些,会告诉我们问题的根源是什么。有没有重复性的犯罪?有没有任何的创伤?创伤的图像对他生命引起负面的影响,负面的伤痛。是什么样的邪灵在背后?透过这个方式回想他的生命,你就会系统的拆毁邪灵的房子。使用我们今天教导的自由的根基,就是宣告我们的信仰,宣告他是属于主耶稣的,然后认罪,悔改,饶恕,弃绝罪,弃绝邪灵。

如果我们不寻找心里面的真正根源,只是改变了他们的行为,这样的改变不会持久。心里面真正的问题必须处理。当人带着他的问题来找你的时候,不要立刻为他祷告;花点时间寻求,问问题,聆听;当与人交谈时,要留意他浮现出来的一些情绪。我跟人交谈,他们开始流泪,我就会停下来问,“你怎么了?”“你的感觉是什么?”“为什么这个感觉会出来呢?”这就告诉我他心里面正在发生的事情。

所以你看到这不是简单的一二三几个步骤就解决问题了,我们需要敏锐的圣灵工作;圣灵会启示我们应往哪个方向走。所以开始时,我会让人放松,然后问问题,在问题中找到根源。然后看问题的根源所影响的范围是什么;是家族历代遗传的问题?是魂结?内在誓言?苦毒的论断?死亡之愿?咒诅的言语?还是罪?每一个东西被拆毁之后,释放就很容易了。总是从这个角度释放,拆毁盔甲,拆毁屋子,把邪灵信赖的盔甲拆毁之后,释放就容易了。总是这么容易吗?如果你遵循这样一个过程,就会容易很多。

(译员分享了前一晚他们为一位曾经有过堕胎经历的姐妹所做的释放祷告。)

在状况中,我们必须清楚的告诉他们责任是谁的;这人清楚他所做的,他在忧伤当中也有很大的伤痛,我必须要很温柔的告诉他;当你在选择自己还是孩子的时候,你选择了自己,夺去了孩子的生命。我跟他分享了我看到的异象,在天堂神看顾很多这样的孩子。当你选择堕胎的时候,表面看是选择了最简单的方式,可是不知道有更多新的问题产生。

我们一步一步的带领她,帮助她离开她的状况。第一,来到主的面前,认罪悔改。如果你认罪悔改,神会赦免你。第二,处理对孩子的忧伤问题;求神给她一个异象;当她向主敞开心的时候,神开始向她显现,跟她说话;她看到耶稣抱着她的孩子,耶稣对她说,“你必须要饶恕你自己。”我就让她聆听这个孩子是男生还是女生,我们立刻有一个感动知道他是什么,然后我让她给孩子起个名字,把孩子交托给主。她看到主耶稣抱着她的孩子,对她微笑,对她讲安慰的言语。

每一个步骤非常清楚。处理罪,命令邪灵离开,带她经历主,遇见主;让她承担责任,为孩子命名,带出整个事件非常好的结果。她的表情,面容,在之后完全不一样了。我们拆毁了仇敌魔鬼在她生命中所建造的。从一个谎言开始,“这没有什么,只是一块肉,把它切掉就好了。”最后她承认这个真理,“这是她的儿子,这是他的名字,她夺去了他的生命。”但是耶稣饶恕她了,耶稣现在在照顾这个孩子。

神的作为是非常奇妙的,你只需要拆毁这些坚固营垒,负起责任,认罪悔改,弃绝捆绑,释放饶恕,然后领受主的医治。使用这些工具来拆毁邪灵居住的屋子,当你在头脑里面知道你要寻找什么,你就会发现重复的东西会不断的发生。家族历代的问题,魂结,苦毒的论断,内在誓言,死亡之愿,咒诅的言语,不断重复的罪,创伤性的图像,邪灵。每一个部分都有解决的方法。

我们如何在服事中越来越老练呢?你必须要不断的操练,愿意服事弟兄姐妹;不要想是“我要解决你的问题”,而要想,“这是你的问题,但耶稣有答案。”我是帮助你找到耶稣,找到问题的答案,面对真理,即使这个真理不容易接受。

当我们服事人的时候,总应是由他们自己承担他们问题的责任,耶稣有他们问题的答案;我们也需要圣灵帮助我们看到问题的真正根源是什么。我们带着谦卑和爱来面对这个人,帮助他们看到真理,当他们知道真理的时候,我们就可以带他们得释放。

如果你发现服事的人有很多的挣扎,无法释放,那可能是缺少了某一个步骤,我们需要神的帮助。可能是罪,可能是不饶恕,可能是有些捆绑需要解决;如果我们把整个屋子拆毁,邪灵就会很容易的离开了。

当我们服事完这个人之后,接下来需要怎么做?我们分享几处经文,以便我们能够知道原则是什么,如何实际的帮助人。

首先我们看雅各书第四章7节,这个经文跟自由有关系,“你们要顺服神,务要抵挡魔鬼,魔鬼就必离开你们逃跑了。”这里很清楚,神要我们抵挡魔鬼。抵挡就是很积极的面对,去抵抗。同时神也要我们与主站在一边,顺服神,抵挡魔鬼。

另一处很类似的经文是以弗所书第四章22至24节,“就要脱去你们从前行为上的旧人。这旧人是因私欲的迷惑,渐渐变坏的。又要将你们的心志改换一新。并且穿上新人。这新人是照着神的形像造的,有真理的仁义,和圣洁。”这里讲到两个东西,一个是脱去旧人,就像抵挡一样;另一个讲到穿上新人。所以我们的改变需要我们刻意的去做,才会发生。

很多人渴望你来为他们祷告,服事他们;他们却没有预备好接下来他们需要进入的,改变的生活中。在神的国度里没有中间地带;耶稣告诉我们邪灵会尝试重新回到我们的生命中影响我们;一个人需要非常积极的寻求他的自由。自由是有代价的,可是当你享受了自由的以后,你永远不会想要回去捆绑里。但是你必须要持守你得到的自由。

你发现有些国家的百姓可以摆脱独裁者,可是持守在自由中,管理这个国家是与过去完全不一样的。那你怎样持守在自由里呢?你需要特别刻意的去做。例如有人有色情的捆绑,“牧师,你为我祷告,解决我这个问题。”这是没有用的,因为他这样讲的时候,就已经把解决问题的责任放在了别人手中。

我跟他们讲,首先,你有这个罪,你在犯罪,而且习惯犯罪,习惯是需要时间去改变的。你有两个问题,第一,你生命中有很深的被拒绝。第二,在伤痛中,你透过不好的色情的东西来带给你安慰。这里有很深的属灵的问题,还有情感的问题;另外这已经是习惯性的罪,在你的大脑里面已经成为一个生理上的捆绑;你看到的东西会刺激你去按照你习惯的方式去做,你不能期待一个祷告就解决几个月甚至几年的问题。

要得到自由是有一些步骤的,从罪里面释放有一些过程。最开始就是将罪带到光中;处理罪的问题,但要持守在自由里面,有些事情你必须要做。我讲的是一般性的案例,特殊情况下也适用。我给大家以下几个步骤,帮助我们持守在自由里。这不是唯一的方式,但是我认为很实用。

1)不断建立和加强你的属灵生命,让你灵里面的人刚强;我们胜过罪是因为我们里面圣灵的大能,而不是因为我们更加的努力。让你属灵的生命刚强,圣经在犹大书第一章20节中说,“亲爱的弟兄阿,你们却要在至圣的真道上造就自己,在圣灵里祷告。”我鼓励被服事的弟兄姐妹每天操练自己,用方言祷告。因为当你用方言祷告的时候,你就是在造就你灵里面的人。 所以当一个人的属灵生命是活跃的,有能力的,就会很有帮助。

2)需要更新思想。这是最重要的;很多时候人们不会这样做,更新就像是重新装潢一样,要借着默想来更新思想。在以弗所书第四章的经文中说,“我们要更新我们的思想。”罗马书第十二章2节,“心意更新而变化”。

我们应该怎样做呢?透过默想我们可以更新我们的思想。默想就是在脑海里想象神的真理,你需要看见神的真理;你的想象力是一个非常强而有力的,可以连结神的东西。提摩太前书第四章15节,保罗对提摩太说,“这些事你要殷勤去作,并要在此专心,使众人看出你的长进来。”

你的大脑无法想象抽象的东西;如果对你说,“神爱你”,这是一个很抽象的想法,我头脑中知道这个,但心里面没有任何的感受。如果你问基督徒们“你觉得神爱你吗?”他们都会说,“当然爱我,神是爱,神爱世人。所有爱的经文我都知道。”如果我换一种问法,“你有感受到神爱你吗?”“你有经历到他正在爱你吗?”人们就突然安静下来,因为他们没有经历到神的爱,除非他们来到聚会中。

但那并不是他们生活中每天所经历的;在生活中,他们祷告,可是却感觉不到神;来到聚会中,有感受到神的触摸,会流泪。可是从礼拜天到礼拜天中间有六天。所以通过默想,想象神的真理,每天不断的重复,就会让你的心经历到他的真理。

假如这个人在被拒绝中挣扎,他相信的是,“没有人爱我,我是不被接纳的。”这个谎言会允许邪灵进入来搅扰他们。如果这个谎言居住在他的心里面,就会影响他看每一件事情。如何让这个谎言离开呢?当我们弃绝谎言,拥抱真理的时候。如果你一生中都相信这个谎言,就是“你不被爱,你是被拒绝的。”那么我跟你说,“耶稣爱你。”你完全无法接受。

默想是一个符合圣经的方式,把真理带进我们的生命里。我不是背诵神爱我的经文,我需要想象,这个经文看起来会像什么,这个经文感觉会是什么。如果我可以不断的重复想象真理,拥抱真理,它就会开始在我心里面成为一个信念。因为这需要时间,需要守纪律才可以完成,大部分的人做不到,于是他们就不断的跌倒。

如果你要真理进入到心里面,你需要背诵神的话语,想象这个话语落实在你的身上。每天用你的想象力去看,去仰望这个真理,紧紧的抓住它。一次又一次的,直到真理停留在你心里。在你里面活跃起来。

我们灵里面的人是需要这些图像的,如果我问你,“你家里哪个地方最舒服,你最经常去休息的是哪里?”你会闭起眼睛,“啊,我知道哪里了。”你会发现它是一个图像,那个图像总是让你想到安息,休息。所以如果我要改变我内心的核心信念,我需要改变我里面的图像。

默想是一个改变人生命的关键,可是很少人这样做。因为它需要练习,需要时间,重新调整心思意念。你想象你愿意在这方面下功夫,你就很容易经历神,这不是很好吗,其实是很值得的。我不断的操练,有一天我突然就感觉到了神。连续三个礼拜我每天操练都没有感觉到神,可是当有一天真理进到我心里时,我突然就感觉到了神,我开始一直流泪。

所以默想就是我们开始想象真理,想象那个东西看起来像什么,感觉起来像什么。当我们讲到圣洁的时候,很多人不明白,所以我们要更努力,要圣洁,但是不容易做到,因为我们还是在犯错。但是当我们默想圣洁,看着耶稣,看到他的纯洁,站在他面前想象。如果在我生命中没有任何的罪,与他同在的洁净是怎样的一个感觉。当我在默想他的圣洁的时候,我就变的跟他一样。你就开始喜欢这样,不喜欢其它的,因为你已经改变了。这就要我们每一天花时间跟神建立关系。

我们做一个总结,如果一个人要在生命中继续往前走,他需要建构他灵里的生命,以至于神可以运行在他的生命里面。

1)方言祷告。

2)借着默想来更新思想,宣告神的话语。

3)我们容易回到旧人的心思意念。如果你发现有负面的想法,赶快停止,拒绝这些想法。我们需要改变我们的回应。在罗马书第十二章告诉我们说,我们要透过善来胜过恶。如果有人伤害你,你开始生气,“主我将怒气交给你,我饶恕他,祝福他,我对它们有恩慈。”

4)很刻意的改变你的生活方式。其中一个很有帮助的方式就是向人敞开。我们在这个旅程中需要人的帮助,约翰一书第一章7节,“我们若在光明中行,如同神在光明中,就彼此相交,他儿子耶稣的血也洗净我们一切的罪。”

所以当我们在分享这些的时候,就像门徒训练的过程,与耶稣同行。不要将释放赶鬼看成一个独立的事工,释放其实是门徒训练的一个步骤。拆毁邪灵的坚固营垒,把邪灵赶出去,帮助这个人成为神要他们成为的人。没有任何中间的位置,没有消极被动的状况。我们就是要不断的往前追求神。阿门!



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我们被邀请成为圣灵部长 (7 of 8)

我今天讲服事人。我注意到现在我晚上要给其它人做许多祷告。部分是因为人们有很大的期待,希望有神的人为他们祷告。我理解这些,但如果我们继续投入更多,这就会减少你能做的其它事。因此,我要讲一下服事中的一些事,让你们能从中受益。

在服事的周围总是有属灵的争战。认出这些属灵争战,然后学习在它们出现时怎样应对。第一个冲突发生在为人祷告之前;第二个冲突发生在为人们祷告的时候;第三个发生在为他们祷告之后。看到这幅画面了吗?你正在服事圣灵,在这附近就会有争战和冲突;战场就在你心里。我要很快地展示给你们怎样应对。

如果你想更好地服事圣灵,你就要练习。不练习,就学不好。你非要练习不可。你想弹钢琴吗?要练习!如果你只是看着钢琴,“噢,我会弹错的”,你就永远不会弹。你必须练习。因此,有人与你一同练习常常是一个令人谦虚的事,我们要主动,愿意冒险。我会演示给你们,让你们知道这是什么意思,我只是需要一个志愿者帮忙。这是第一部分。如果什么也没发生怎么办?“就站在那里,面对着我”。

因此,第一个冲突是乐于把自己摆在服事别人的位置;因此,我现在把自己摆在了一个容易受伤害的位置;我在冒风险;因此,对许多人来说,把自己摆在这个位置本身就是争战;所以,你必须做一个决定;我受呼召做圣灵的使节,神与我同在,我会站出来,承担风险。承担风险的意思是:我会站出来,寻找神的帮助;因此,每一次我站出来的时候,我都感到有一点紧张;这不会改变,因为每一次你这么做时,都变得容易受伤害。

因此,你能做什么呢?你只要做一个决定,我受呼召做圣灵的使节,神教我的方法就是:参与实践,去与真实的人互动,去面对真正的问题。“我愿意,是的,我会去做”。你就是要做这个决定。如果你不做这个决定,把自己放在需要服事的地方,你可以读许多有关的书籍,但你永远学不会。

如果你想骑单车,你首先要骑上去。“噢,我读了许多怎样骑单车的书,我有很多资料,我对单车知道得很清楚”;“嗨,你有没有骑上去?”,“没有”,“那你就不会骑单车”。看见了吗?知识与经验是不同的;有些东西你只能通过经历才能学会。

因此,第一个争战是要说:“是的,我会来祷告”。这是你们有些人会漏掉的。当我聚会的时候,会有膏油的释放,而每一个祷告的人会得到膏油。学习的最好地方就是大型的聚会,那里有能力在流动。这也是最容易得到的学习机会;因为有膏油的释放,我能按手在你身上,把它传授给你。

通常,有百分之九十五的机会,学到的会在三个星期失去;你必须把他融入你的生命;你要把它变成你自己的东西;你通过练习把它变成你自己的东西;你通过冥想把它变成你自己的东西;你必须把自己投入到服事中。这就是第一个争战。

第二个争战是,当我来祷告的时候,我会想:“噢,压力很大,要尽力解决她的问题”;因此,我会做的是,更加直截了当; “我要你闭上眼睛,向耶稣敞开心灵,我要你依靠他”;我所做的就是把她的注意力转向了耶稣,而不是我;而这也大大地减少了我的压力。

现在,如果我把注意力集中在“噢,要做什么?” 我就会变得害怕,而这会关闭我的灵性;因此,你要把你的注意力转向耶稣身上。当我闭上眼睛,我就开始想耶稣就在我身旁;我每天都这么做;今天早晨也是这么做的。所以,当我闭上眼睛,我会清楚地知道耶稣就在我身边,与我同在;我立刻就能感受到他的同在。

因此,你必须做功课,让神在你的生命中;服事是把神的生命带给人。在我开始祷告前,会有担心;如果什么事都没发生怎么办?如果我感到信心不足怎么办?

你要做一个决定:我要站出来,信靠神;当你开始祷告的时候,你可能感到一点担心:“或者没有事会发生”。把这个想法抛到一边,聚焦在耶稣身上;“谢谢主你与我们同在;我看到你正在触摸她”。我做的就是想象耶稣站在那里,生命通过我触摸她;所发生的正是这样。

当然,开始服事后,有时会有疑虑;你怀疑“够不够好”;停下,到此为止;不要分析下去;你已经尽力了;你只要问那人:“对你有帮助吗”?我们能学习,下次再学;这是一个不断学习的过程。

“来,就这样;现在闭上你的眼睛”;你要把人们的注意力引到耶稣身上;否则,他们会对你有要求,你会觉得受到操控,试图要让什么事发生,而不是依靠圣灵;现在,在做完辅导后,你开始为人们祷告;祷告的时候,要依靠圣灵,总要依靠它。因此,我集中精神,只听圣灵,看看它要怎么做;然后,我会觉察到膏油是否淋在她的身上;如果我感到有墙或阻挡,就会感到没有流动,一定有我不知道的什么事正在发生;这时, 我只需要问主:“那是什么?”

有时,在服事人的时候有许多阻挡;如果只是一个,有时我可以通过加大力量来突破它;但大部分情况下,你需要停下来,问主问题出在哪里;可能那人受到邪灵的控制;也可能是由于不信。“奉耶稣的名,我捆绑那控制她的邪灵,我捆绑那不信,释放她”。然后,能力通常就会开始流动。或者, 可能心里有一个尚未提及的问题;你只要说“嗨,我没有感到圣灵的流动,让我们来谈一谈吧;我们有没有漏掉什么?让我们问问主漏掉了什么”;你闭上眼睛,也让他们闭上眼睛。让我们问主:“主,把我们需要处理的问题显明给我们”;与那人互动。

练习:

现在,我们需要有机会与人一起祷告,我把时间快用完了,总是有那么多事情想要做。我要你们互相为对方祷告。然后在结束的时候会有一个呼召,我们必须相信神会触摸你,不管你哪里需要触摸。这些就是我们将要做的,我要你们每三个人一组,我要你们感受服事能力进入彼此的身上。我们只要三个人一组,来吧,就站在那里。

非常简单,只要一步一步来做。目的就是要你们熟练地释放能力。现在,我们通常在发出一句命令的同时释放能力;它是从我们里面发出的。我们要遵循的步骤非常简单。“你是扶人的,眼睛要睁开,要准备好扶人”;有时人会摔倒,会很突然,所以要警觉;你可以把眼闭起来;现在你要问:“我能在你身上练习吗”?你说“可以”。要鼓励他;好,先停在这里。

耶稣培育了一个服事的环境;当人没有回应时,能力是不流动的。如果这曾让耶稣的遇到,它也会发生在你的身上。耶稣曾经把人带到城外为他们祷告,因为那不信的氛围非常强烈。有时他把人带到屋外,因为那里没有信心;为服事而营造合适的气氛是很重要的,营造期待神做些什么的气氛。

好,现在,我们再一次来服事圣灵的能力流到这位女士身上;我再一次问她:“我能在你身上练习吗”?“是的”;我喜欢笑容;好,接下来,这位女士接受能力;“闭上眼睛,把心思意念集中在耶稣身上;很快,神的能力将触摸你的生命”;“我要你闭上眼睛,我要你开始想象耶稣站着的画面,他就站在我站的这个地方,他正与你在一起;神与你在一起;开始用方言祷告”;激活圣灵的流动;开始感受到神与你同在,神与你同在;然后数三下;我们现在要释放神的能力,因此当我们数到三时,你里面就兴起,然后就释放出神的能力;就说这几个字:“能力!1,2,3,能力”。

好,我要改变一下,角色互换;你来扶着,你站在这里,对了。我要你们做的就是,问她,同样的问题:“我能在你身上练习吗”?“可以”;闭上眼睛,开始祷告;用方言祷告;当你用方言祷告是,神的灵就在你身上流动;现在,当你感到神的同在,对了,不要把注意力集中在祷告,要集中意念,就是这样。

现在,同一个人祷告,两个不一样的经历。不要担心,没关系。被祷告的人的领受能力是有差别的,所以就会不一样。总是要有信心;服事不是被动的,你要积极地相信神会让事情发生的。阿门。

再来一次,来吧,我需要一个人扶着;“我能握着你的手吗?我能练习吗?”“好,就这样”;记住,营造一个正面的氛围是很重要的;你是领导人,你要期待神做些什么;因此,当你服事的时候,营造一个期待的气氛;接下来,神将触摸你的生命,神的能力会临到你;我已经可以看到恩膏正降在她身上;圣灵来,现在触摸她;我灵里面升起,释放神的能力。

“来,你也来;把你的手给我,站在她后面”;感谢主;来吧;闭上你的眼睛;仰望神;神想要触摸你;神想要用他的灵浇灌你;现在,你注意,我说了一些东西,我宣告了一些东西。

“来吧,就这样”;这样不是很好吗?感谢神;把你的手给我;闭上你的眼睛,仰望神;神想要触摸你,想要像触摸别人那样触摸你,要用他的大能触摸你;接下来,我要你看到你的心就像两扇大门打开;“就是现在,触摸她”;

我刚才预备她领受;我是怎么预备的呢?我不知道你们是否注意到我是怎么做的;我会示范给你看。首先,我刚才已经有了两次经历,她也看到神的能力在运行;见证也有同样的功效,比如分享神能力运行的例子;第二,我让她打开她的心灵;我用了一幅画面帮助她打开心灵;然后,我就更强烈地祷告;然后,事情就发生了;所以,我们必须学习怎样建立信心,让事情发生。

“到这里来”;一,二 ,三;你服事;你来领受;你来扶着;准备好了吗?“我能在你身上练习吗”?很好;你知道这一定会成功;我要你想象神就在你身边,就像我在你身边;神的灵正充满你;现在释放神的能力;就这样;一,二,三;非常好;“你感到能力的流动了吗”?别害羞,来吧,放开胆量;“感谢主;闭上你的眼睛,仰望主耶稣;感谢主的同在;奉耶稣全能的名现在触摸她”。

好,现在轮到你们;我要你们三个人一组;让每个人都有机会为别人祷告;好吗?找一块地方来练习,三个人一组;如果你还没有三个人,请把手举起来;准备好;一个是扶人的,眼睛要睁开;一个人领受祷告;一个人服事;我们一步一步做。

步骤如下:

第一步,“我能和你练习吗”?“可以,可以,可以”。

第二步,领受的人:闭上眼睛,开启心灵;神要触摸你。服事的人:静静地用方言祷告,想象神的能力运行。数到第三下时,释放神的能力,同时向领受的人吹气,或说“能力”。

耶稣说,从你里面能流出活水的江河;问题是:从那里流出来?从你里面;你必须让它从你心里发出,去到那人;你必须发出神所给你的。你不能远远地站着说,你不能站这么远服事;你要释放神给你的能力。

扶着她;在你的灵里面升起;释放神的能力;这就像你把神给你的,给了他们;灵这个字有呼吸的意思;这就是为什么我让你们吹气,或者说话。“能力,主现在触摸她”;神正在触摸她,有时候看得更明显;如果我站得再近一些,“感谢主,主的能力触摸她,就是现在”;这里的问题出在接受,而不是释放;因为如果我这么做,“能力,现在触摸她”;你看,这一组人都倒下了。因此,这是领受的问题,我要帮助她领受。

“我要你闭上眼睛,放松;神爱你,他确实非常爱你;我要你看到你的心有两扇大门,我要你把它们打开,从而让你能领受;你习惯了向其他人释放,不习惯领受;耶稣要你也能领受;接下来,我要你开启你的心灵,就像打开门;“喔,触摸她”。

刚才的区别在那里?区别就是要把心定位在领受;在我开始祷告的时候,我问“主啊,问题在哪里”?我感到主对我说“她释放给其他人,但她觉得领受不容易”。然后,我鼓励她把她的心想象成有两扇大门,把门打开。当她这么做时,神的灵就进到她里面;准备工作很重要;有的人怎么也倒不了;别担心,我不是教你们怎么倒下;我是要教你们圣灵流动的力学。

“你这次感到有什么不同”?你是不是觉得神开始触摸你?是的,你有很多侍奉,为其它人付出了很多;通常,当你为他人付出时,过了一段时间后,你不认为有什么是你自己的;神确实爱你。再闭上你的眼睛;“神爱你;看他就站在你前面;他爱你;天父,奉耶稣的名,我打碎拒绝的灵;我打碎所有不敬虔的信念,就是觉得我每有价值,我的生命没有用;我奉耶稣的名打碎它;主啊,与我们同在;触摸她”。

所以,根本的原因是拒绝。即使什么事情都没发生,我仍然问主:“发生了什么“?你们明白了吗?学习!好,让我们再来一次。让我们再次祷告;准备好了吗?找人一起练习;“能力,能力”;准备好; 问 “我能和你练习吗”?“当然,尽力做”。开始前先仔细听我说:

领受的人,如果你心里相信这里没有什么是给你的,那么什么都不会发生;如果你看着为你祷告的人,认为他们的恩膏不够,那么什么都不会发生;你必须认识到,即使那人没有大大地被膏油涂抹,也没有关系,你的信心能释放他们身上的恩赐。耶稣说:如果他们接受你,就是接受我;所以,如果你正站着,有人已经拉着你的手,你只要在闭上眼睛时想象耶稣在那里,并敞开你的心灵领受;就是这样;看着耶稣,他在微笑,他爱你。

如果你在服事,现在就释放神的能力;1,2,3,“ 能力”。最重要是心里明白。再试一次;她失去知觉了,找其它人练吧。领受的人,闭上眼睛。那里发生什么事了? 那是一个邪灵;一个人用方言祷告,另一人命令它出来,直接对着邪灵说。好我们准备好;领受的人闭上眼睛;耶稣正准备服事你;服事的人,开始看到耶稣正向这人伸出双手;数到第三下时,在灵里提升并释放喜乐。

现在,注意这个,我鼓励你们祷告的时候不要把手放在他们身上,从而能抵挡去推他们的诱惑,或不自觉地推了他们。如果你把手这么放,你会想:我要帮神一把,我推。

我试图教你们从灵里提升,从灵里流动;如果你是从灵里流动,你不需要推;你只要触摸,神的同在就会临到;因此,它不是方法,而是流动。

当你对鬼说话的时候,你不是像打苍蝇那样把它赶走,那不是赶鬼的方法;你要说话,我们说出的话是灵;你要对鬼说话。

鬼在什么地方?在这里?在那里?问主,求他显明给你;他可能让你把手放在他们头上;你必须从里面说出有能力的话;你必须相信你说的,就会发生;耶稣说:要对神有信心,对这座山说挪开;你必须相信你所说的会成就。因此,我们要说会发生的。那就是,“松开”;你就能看到能力在流动;如果我们是在做赶鬼的事,鬼就会感受到那个“松开”。

说了这些命令,鬼就被迫来到表明;他们知道你是不是相信你自己所说的;我们并不只是说空空的字句;说出的字句要带着信心。我相信当我说了以后,事情就会发生;如果我注意,我相信当我说“能力”,能力就会流动;因此,你说的时候,你要信事情会发生。

现在,我们要有时间为人祷告。我们讲的涵盖了许多领域,我们必须相信神会做些什么。

因此,如果你有世代咒诅,拜偶像,通灵术,性犯罪,或经历创伤等问题,说“神,我需要你触摸我;我知道我需要得自由”。请自己走到前面来,站成一排。第一排领受,第二排扶人。

让我们敬拜神;看到这么多人,我可以想到人们的两种反应:“噢,这么多人,唉”;或者:“我每多祷告一次,我就更强壮一点,因为我练习了我的权柄”;因此,如果你们一些人帮助了祷告,你也能更强壮;所以,如果你们没有在领受,或许你愿意出来,参与做祷告。

现在,记住我们说过的,要预备氛围。你们没有注意到,我让你们互相祷告也是在预备气氛;让你们敞开心灵,让你们放松,让你们对圣灵敞开。

我们没有办法仔细地为每个人祷告,我必须相信当我按手在你身上时,神的能力会临到你;而你也需要相信。尽管我不知道你生命中发生的所有事情,但神的能力将临到你。因此,预备你的心灵。现在,告诉耶稣你想要解决的问题;说得越具体越好;不要只是说:“好,无论神要做什么,他都可以做”,这没有用;就像耶稣问那瞎眼的人:“你想要什么”?

你需要告诉耶稣你想要什么?你在那里需要突破?是世代咒诅的事吗?是通灵术方面的事吗?是心中的一些烦恼吗?是创伤经历吗?是性犯罪方面的吗?是心态上的吗?那个问题是什么?只管现在把它带到主的面前。是恐惧吗?是什么东西阻碍你吗?是羞愧吗?是拒绝吗?是不是你在别人的操控下太久了,因此感到内心深处的愤怒和拒绝?有没有什么画面出现在你的脑海?现在就告诉耶稣。

如果是罪,求主赦免你;如果你需要原谅什么人,说出原谅的话语。来吧,让我们现在就做;对耶稣说吧,对他说:“主耶稣,对不起,在我的生命里有做些罪;我来到你的面前,求你的赦免”。告诉耶稣具体是什么;是什么东西上瘾?还是什么捆绑?都告诉他;他爱你;他会赦免你。所以,你也释放原谅,原谅那些伤害过你的人,出卖过你的人;释放原谅。

现在,我准备做的是,带领你们祷告。它是一个相当常规的祷告,但你会明白这对你有用。在你完成祷告后,张开双臂敬拜耶稣。有人按手在你身上的时候,停止祷告。如果里面有邪灵,把他咳出来;放手让里面的东西出来;让埋藏在心里的东西出来;准备好了吗?

“天父,我奉耶稣的名来到你的面前;我承认耶稣基督是我的救主;耶稣的血把我从一切的咒诅里,所有的邪灵中,一切的罪中,救赎出来;我属于耶稣。我弃绝所有的世代咒诅;我弃绝与邪灵立下的所有盟约;我弃绝一切不属神的魂结;主我求你让我得自由;我原谅那些伤害过我的人;我把手伸给你,现在让我得自由。撒旦,离开我的生命;奉耶稣的名,让我们敬拜主,谢谢主。”

“奉主耶稣基督的名,我现在拿起权柄。我打碎历代的咒诅;我命令拜偶像的灵,行巫术和占卜的灵,苦毒,怨恨和性方面的灵,污鬼,我命令你们离开;我来对付惊吓和创伤的灵,走,走,走”。



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神的同在今晚触摸我们。我真是感受到神要把圣灵倾倒给我们大家。我们刚才花了更多的时间敬拜神。爱神是非常美好的。当我们爱神时,他就与我们同在。今晚我们就能感受到神的同在。刚才在台上发生的事都很有意思,他们一会就没事了。

今晚我真是极大地被神的同在所感动,我要在这里想一想我以后要做些什么。我们每人都有自己的计划,但神有他给我们的计划,我们要有弹性。在过去的两三天,我们教导了怎样让人释放,得自由。我相信神想要触摸更多的人,他想要帮助人,他想要满足你们大家的需要。我这里要给大家分享一个简短的信息,我们要看两段经文。

我鼓励你们敞开你们的心灵,让神今晚触摸你。他认识你,他知道在你生命中发生的事。如果你还不是基督徒,你刚才已经看到神在我们中间与我们同在,触摸人。我们看不见神,但当他来到我们中间,他会触摸人的生命,有人会大笑,有人会哭泣,人被从邪灵的捆绑中释放出来,人身体上的疾病能得医治。

所以,无论你今晚有什么需要,我鼓励你向耶稣基督伸出你的双手。在我们今晚讲道结束的时候,我们会给大家机会,接受耶稣进入你的生命中。如果你还不是基督徒,你的生命中没有神,你的生命是没有意义的,而由此带来的空虚,只有神能让你满足。今晚我想给你们机会接受耶稣。

神是那么的爱你,他派他的独生子耶稣来到地上,把神的国展现给世人,把神的大能展现给世人。他为我们的罪死在十字架上。如果我们与神隔绝,通过耶稣,我们的罪就能得到赦免,就能与神和好。耶稣邀请今晚在座的每一个还不认识他的人,邀请你回应他。因此,敞开你的生命,请耶稣进来,与神重新连接。并与神一道,为其它人生命的改变施加正面的影响。耶稣说,跟从我,我会让你们得人如鱼。

圣经告诉我们,耶稣的事工就是触摸人。耶稣被圣灵充满,他身上有神的大能,他让被邪灵压迫的人的自由。当耶稣描述他的事工时,他说圣灵在他身上,让他传扬神的道,解释给人们怎样才能与神和好。耶稣说,认罪悔改,改变你的意念,因为神的国就在你的身边。耶稣来到世上,也是来医治破碎的心灵,让受邪灵捆绑的人得自由。

我们现在看诗篇84章,第五,六,七节,“靠你有力量心中想往锡安大道的,这人便为有福。他们经过流泪谷,叫这谷变为泉源之地。并有秋雨之福,盖满了全谷。他们行走,力上加力,各人到锡安朝见神。”

耶稣也说的很清楚,我们生活在世上会遭受苦难,但你们要勇敢,因为我已战胜了一切。耶稣知道家庭的压力,他知道什么是背叛,他知道被拒绝的感受,他知道被人批判是什么滋味。他知道面对不公正时会怎样。但他总是彰显神的生命,他总是用善良战胜邪恶。

这几段经文告诉我们罪人怎样的自由;他讲了流泪谷,流泪的意思是悲伤或哭泣。圣经用这个画面来描述我们生命中痛苦的经历。谷是一个低地,山是一个高地。当一个人在低谷时,他们就是在挑战和艰难当中。圣经讲述了许多低谷,有幽暗死亡之谷,有烦恼之谷,有悲伤哭泣之谷。

今晚你们这里的一些人心中有悲伤,有非常痛苦的经历。我曾经帮助过的一个人,我拥抱他,他不停的哭泣,他的心里有伤痛。在这里讲的流泪谷,是生命中的低谷。我们每个人都有低谷,有痛苦的经历,这些经历带来悲伤。它有可能是婚姻,或是家庭,或是财务状况,或是服侍,或是工作,或是朋友。生命中有悲伤,当一个人在悲伤的低谷时,他的心里有伤痛。

圣经的这段经文告诉我们,靠神的力量,走过流泪谷的,是有福的。低谷是每个人都无法避免的,低谷是充满痛苦的,但低谷也可以让我们受益,让我们成长。不管你正经历什么,神想让你因此成长,他想进入你的生命,来到你的低谷,他想让你知道他是多么爱你,他想帮助你走出低谷。神不想让我们待在低谷里,他想让我们从低谷走出来。

靠神的力量走过流泪谷的人是有福的,他走过流泪谷的这段经历变成帮助他人的源泉。无论你生命中痛苦的经历是什么,你可以陷在那痛苦中,生气,怨恨,悲痛一生,或者你可以选择与神牵手,改变这些。让你的流泪谷变成源泉,一个帮助他人得生命的源泉。

圣经用画面描述了这属灵的经历,流泪谷,哭泣和艰难的日子,变成了得祝福的源泉。神的灵在那时运行,流泪谷就成为得祝福的源泉。你无法阻止困难的事发生在你身上,但当痛苦的经历发生时,你可以选择怎样面对。你可以变得苦毒,或你可以变得更好;你可以刻薄,受伤,怨恨,或你可以在神的恩典中成长;你可以生气,埋怨他人,或者求神帮助你;你可以被这个经历扭曲变形,或变得更加甜美,亲切。这是你的选择。我们无法选择别人怎样对待我们,但我们能选择怎样回应。

所以,圣经上说,靠神力量的是有福的,他走过低谷,让它变成源泉,神就倾倒下祝福给他,这人就力上加力,越来越有力,上到更高的层级。你想要强壮吗?好好应对遇到的不幸。你想要成为大人物吗?好好应对逆境。因此,我们看到,神的计划绝不是把我们扔在流泪谷。实际上,以赛亚书53章告诉我们耶稣担当我们的忧患,背负我们的痛苦,让我们不用承担。

我要问两个问题,第一, 为什么人会陷在那低谷?第二,你怎样走出来?你怎样把你的低谷变成源泉?从而使你出来时变得更强壮,而不是更软弱和苦毒。先讲第一点,为什么人会陷在那低谷?这些年来,我遇到许多的基督徒和非基督徒,他们的生命中充满了忧伤,他们在活痛苦中。他们的心中有一个部分是流泪谷。

因此,我试图找出原因。尽管他们并不想这样,但偶尔当有人说了什么或做了什么时,激发了他们的怒气,引起了他们的反应。为什么他们心中承受伤痛?为什么他们总无法释怀?以下是我找到的一些原因。第一个是因为人否认或贬低他们受到的伤害;如果你被什么人或什么事伤害,而你否认所受到的伤害,或者你把它放在一边,告诉自己“这真的没什么”;从而接受了一个谎言;伤痛被埋葬,被谎言掩盖。

我发现许多女人深受其苦,例如那些曾经堕胎的女人。在他们的心灵深处,他们知道发生了什么,但他们掩盖了真相,贬低和否认了真正发生的事,因此他们的心灵深处有伤痛;除非我们面对真相,我们总无法释怀。我后面会给你们讲解走出伤痛的步骤。

我发现在亚洲,人们不愿谈论他们受到的伤害。因此,当人们否认或贬低问题时,他们的内心受到伤害,这伤害埋藏在心灵深处;他们试图让它伴随自己的生命,而不愿意面对它,解决它。人们陷在那低谷的另一个原因是不宽恕;不宽恕的意思是:你伤害了我,你亏欠了我,我拒绝免除你的债。

当我们存着不宽恕的心时,圣经上说:我们就为使人痛苦的邪灵开了一扇门,让你受苦。它不停地提醒你:这不公平。它不停地唤起你的伤痛,激起你的不公平感,挑动你心中的怒火,这些经历不断叠加。

我发现有些人火气很大,他们对每一件事都生气。但真正发生的是:他们受了伤害,非常生气,他们从来没有宽恕。愤怒就像债,就像不宽恕。人愤怒,是因为他们相信自己的东西被拿走了,属于他们的东西被偷走了。“你亏欠了我,你要道歉,你要改正。”因此,愤怒和不宽恕就像一个要求:你要还给我。但你可能永远不还给我,或者你错的太严重,无法还给我。

因此,如果我把愤怒和不宽恕隐藏在心里,我就被陷在了那低谷,我陷在了流泪谷,被我自己的不宽恕陷在了那里。现在,神对你说,“嗨,我想帮你,我想让这低谷变成源泉,但你正抓住你的愤怒和不宽恕不放手你不让它走,因此你一直处于这困境当中,我要让你出来。”

人陷在那低谷的另一个原因是:他们心底的誓言。他们让自己心硬;他们对自己说:“我再也不让任何男人靠近我”;“我再也不相信女人”;“我再也不干这个职位”;因此,如果我们心底的誓言扎根在愤怒和苦毒之上,我们就会陷在那低谷。“我绝不要像我父亲”;“我绝不要像我母亲“;这一类的声明是建立在愤怒和苦毒之上的,它会让你陷在那低谷。因此,有许多的原因会让我们陷在低谷:否认,贬低,不宽恕,愤怒,心底的誓言,评价。人让自己的生活一团糟。现在,我们可以选择怎样应对这一困境。

看一看圣经是怎么说的:“靠神有力量,…这人便为有福。”有福!就是说,神的恩惠临到他们。注意:为什么人会陷在那低谷,是因为他们试图自己掌控所有的伤痛,掌控自己的生命,试图掌控他们周围的世界。当我们想掌控自己的生命时,我们的生命中就没有神的位子。因此,“这人便为有福”的步骤是,换句话说,神的祝福临到这人的程序是:第一,“靠神有力量“,力量这个字的意思是:在神那里有得胜的能力。

因此,整句话的意思是:靠神战胜困境,这人便为有福。他们来到神那里,拿到光的下面,而不是试图自己掌控,试图掩盖。经上说,这人,就把流泪谷变成了源泉。他们怎样把它变成源泉,因为他们做出了选择,他们选择让神来掌控,选择让圣灵进入他们的生命,选择让神改变他们的心灵,选择敞开他们的伤痛让神来医治。

神不想让你独自承受生命中的苦难;这就是哥林多后书第-章所说,今天,那赐安慰的神,那安慰人的神,安慰你所遭受的所有苦难。因此,神是安慰人的神。你遇到的每一个困难,都是宝贵的时机,神想要来到你身边,想要安慰你。现在,那赐各样安慰的神,要安慰你所有的苦难。下面看这一段“…叫我们能用神所赐的安慰,去安慰那遭各样患难的人。” 《哥林多后书》 1:4。

因此,如果你陷在痛苦的境地,神想来到你身边,安慰你,医治你。而如果你是神改变生命能力活生生的见证,你就能帮助其他人,因为你曾经历同样的痛苦,你了解他们。因此,走出伤痛的步骤是什么呢?

这常常比你想的容易很多。难的是做,但步骤很容易。1.我要面对现实,我要诚实,承认受到伤害;发生在我身上的事真的伤害了我,我在受苦。通向自由的第一个步骤是诚实。讲出事实,承认受伤害;而不是假装,掩盖,对自己说:这不算什么。2.我要诚实地面对问题;发生了什么,对我有什么影响,我是怎样回应的。当你问这些问题时,你就是在开始真正面对问题。现在,我需要寻求神的帮助:主阿,我需要你的恩典和帮助因此,第一步是诚实地面对现实;第二步要问:发生了什么?对我有什么影响?我是怎么回应并解决问题的? 3.现在,我需要求神的帮助,做出决定:我要宽恕;我哀叹所发生的,我将宽恕。有时候,我们需要先哀叹,然后才能完全地宽恕。眼泪是心灵的语言,内心的问题,需要从心底发出。

耶稣说,宽恕要发自内心。常常是这样:眼泪的流出表示或说出我们内心的伤痛。当我与人互动,交谈,劝解他们时,我总是会看着他们的脸。我发现,当你触动他们的心灵一刻,那里就是他们内心伤痛之所在,心灵的窗户,眼睛就开始有泪水涌出。你就能知道那人真正的伤痛;我常常会把重点放在这里,因为这就是神想要你医治他们的地方。

因此,面对问题,提出问题:发生了什么?它怎样影响了我?我是怎样试图保护自己的?然后带着这些来到主的面前,哀叹这些问题,释放宽恕,然后开始祝福伤害了你的人。如果有心底的誓言或评价,声明放弃;并期待神帮助你,给你恩典使你走出这低谷;期待神对你说话,因为他的话带来安慰。

我记得我曾面对难以置信的困境:我的一个女儿被性侵犯,这让我心碎;我去到了流泪谷。没有人能解决我的问题。人们甚至无法理解我是多么的伤心。在我的心底深处,我在挣扎,在想我能不能再信靠神。因此,我把这些都抑制隐藏在我心底。

我试图继续照常生活,试图做一个好的基督徒,试图翻过这一页。有人对我说,他们会想办法帮助我;他们问我:如果你可以对神说任何话,你会说什么?因此,当有一天我独自与神交通时,我开始哭泣,我开始面对这伤痛;然后我说出了心里话,我说“神啊,我觉得你让我失望,我曾期待你关心我,照顾我,现在我不信任你。我已经祷告了,为我的家庭祷告了。而我的家庭正受到伤害,是你容许这事发生的;因此,我在挣扎,要不要继续祷告”。

我诚实地面对神,当我说出我的心声时,说出心里真正的挣扎时,我开始哭泣。安静片刻后,我感到神的同在,感到神在帮助我。只要你诚实,神总会回应。只是我们有时试图假装没事。

我感到主开始向我说话,告诉我他是多么爱我。他说:“我不关注你是否舒适,我关注你的品德”;他说:“我要你成长;我知道这对你是一个悲伤的经历,但在这个过程中,你将成长,你的家庭将成长,我会来帮助你们,然后你就能帮助更多其它人”。

我开始哭泣,他说:“你祷告的时候,就祷告让你生活中的一切恢复正常;我不关注你是否舒适,我关注你的品德”。然后他对我说:“你知道吗,你对你女儿的感受,也是我对我的民的感受,罪玷污了他们的生命”。我感受到神的心声,我开始不停的哭泣,然后我放手。

我说:“神啊,我感谢你来帮助我。”在三个月的时间里,我女儿奇妙地遇见天使,她的生命被改变。神以超自然的方式来帮助我们,情况完全改变了。靠神有力量的人有福了;他在悲伤困苦中转向了神,而不是试图自己掌控一切,或把悲伤埋葬在心底。转向神,并做出选择,把流泪谷变成源泉的人有福了。

你可以选择信神;你可以选择跟随神的道路。让我们再看一次那段经文:“靠你有力量心中想往锡安大道的,这人便为有福。”(诗篇 84章 5 节)换句话说,就是:心中愿意经历一个过程。我们只是想要有人为我们祷告,把事情解决;但神想让我们与他同行,信靠他。

因此,我变得越来越有力量。当我思想现在的情况,我的心中没有任何伤痛;发生那事让我伤心,但神给予了极大的胜利;我们已经为成百上千有类似经历的人祷告,让他们得释放,得自由;诗篇这段经文的意思就是:心里拥抱神设定的过程,靠神有力量的人有福了;他们经过流泪谷并让它变成源泉,祝福如雨充满他们,他们变得越来越有力量,他们正经历神。

靠神有力量的人有福了,他在困境当中转向神,说:“神啊,我愿意与你同行,经历这个过程”;他们经过流泪谷;他们并不停在那里,变得苦毒愤怒伤心怨恨;他们把这变成甘甜。他们宽恕,而不是愤怒;他们祝福,而不是咒诅;他们展现慈爱,而不是苦毒;他们变得越来越有力量,得神祝福,享受与神同在。你心中如果有苦毒,你就无法享受与神同在。

保罗写道:不要让圣灵难过;不要让你的心中有苦毒和愤怒;不要有怨恨和报复;而要有慈爱,温柔的心,及宽恕。享受神的同在;我爱圣灵;我爱神的同在;我要我的生命得自由;因此,只要悲痛来临,你就必须做出选择,是陷在低谷,还是把它变成源泉。

现在请你们闭上你的眼睛。今晚,这里有人还不认识耶稣;你来到这个世界,与神隔离;但神爱你,他给了你一个生命的归宿。耶稣来到世上,为你的罪被钉死在十字架上,并在第三天从死里复活;他说:所有接受他的,所有相信他的,他就让他们成为神的儿子。如果你还不认识耶稣,我要你今晚做出决定:“我接受耶稣;我转向他,爱我的神。我一生信靠他,并从心里接受他。

罪人的祷告:

“天上的父,我们奉耶稣的名来到你面前。谢谢你爱我;谢谢你派耶稣来,为我的罪死在十字架上,并从死里复活。今晚,我要离开罪,转向你。耶稣啊,我接受你为我的救主;我求你赦免我的罪。现在,因着信,我收到赦免,我收到你的灵进入我心中,我今晚把我的生命交给你。我在天地面前宣布,耶稣基督永远是我的救主,我的朋友。阿门!”



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我的一個女兒Joanna今天跟我在一起。我的妻子向大家問安,她留在家中照看Joanna的三個男孩,她是一位好奶奶。對於那些還不認識我的人來說,我們有七個孩子,二十個孫子,是一個大家庭,蒙福的家庭。

很高興和你們在一起,可以和你們一起分享,一起禱告是非常美好的。 我們很喜歡來到靈糧堂,對我們來講透過靈糧堂我們才能夠來到台灣,透過Jonathan牧師與你們有連結。過去這十年我們每年至少來台灣兩到三次,看到成千上萬的生命被改變。我們真心感謝Jonathan牧師讓我們有機會來到這裡認識大家,建立美好的友誼。

神給我們非常大的恩寵,讓我們可以有機會服事這個國家的一些牧師和職場上的領袖,服事一些非常有影響力的人。見到一些一般人沒有辦法見到的人,看到神在他們家中觸摸他們,影響他們。我們很愛台灣,很喜歡來台灣,我也覺得跟華人有一種很深的連結。

在我們剛來台灣時,經歷了屬靈中最激烈的征戰。我們第一次來時,每一天翻譯都生病,每一天都換一個新的翻譯。而我自己在一個星期的服事之后也生重病,如果你是要將神的大能帶給人們時,生病是一件很尷尬的事情。我必須要在當下突破邪靈的攔阻。前面三四次來到台灣的時候,我周圍的人和我自己都會生病。之后我們就完全突破,沒有這樣的困擾了。

有時在我們的事工當中,面對的攔阻是非常真實的。我們必須要鼓起勇氣來面對,抵擋,突破。我當時就決定不退縮。我第一次來台灣時,第四天或第五天時,我病得不能說出話來,早上起來沒有了聲音。我跟神說,“神啊,我來這裡不是來生病的,我是來幫忙的。”於是我整天都沒有說話,到了晚上聚會時,我立刻有了聲音。當我講完道之后,又沒有了聲音。之后要服事幾百人,為他們禱告。我說,“主啊,我不退縮,幫助我。”他就幫助我找到一個不用講話就可以釋放神的大能的方法。所以我們總是在不斷地學習操練當中,我希望在這段時間裡跟大家分享,能夠幫到你們。

我們的主題是釋放的事工。因為大家都有一些基礎的教導,我要講的重點是挪開污鬼的堅固營壘。不止要看如何趕鬼,還要更進一步了解是什麼樣的堅固營壘可以讓鬼居住呢?

我們首先來看耶穌的教導,馬太福音十二章28節,耶穌說,“我若靠著神的靈趕鬼、這就是 神的國臨到你們了。”耶穌在這裡教導我們如何釋放,主要內容有幾點,

一. 釋放是神的國的彰顯。是神的國臨到地上產生的結果,是耶穌的權柄建構在一個人的生命中的結果,是神的國進入,推翻邪靈的權勢的結果。耶穌教導我們禱告他的國降臨。所以你在做釋放事工時,是國與國的相爭。是更有權柄的國和王趕走那個沒有權柄的王。

二. 趕鬼釋放的能力是來自於神的靈。隻有借著神的靈才能進入釋放的事工裡面。我們需要聖靈的膏抹和能力。這人必須操練他的信心,才能有這樣的能力。接下來我想跟大家一起分享,如何與聖靈同工。因為釋放不是單靠方法,雖然適當的方法會有幫助,但是我們依靠的不是方法和步驟,我們依靠的是聖靈的幫助。沒有聖靈,就沒有辦法進行釋放。所以我們跟聖靈的關系是非常關鍵的。靠著聖靈趕鬼,在你身上運行的能力就是聖靈的大能,是借著我們的信心而領受的能力。我們需要學會聆聽,回應,並與聖靈一起同工。在我們的事工中,常常需要聆聽聖靈對我們說什麼。

三. 耶穌教導我們說,“我若靠著神的靈趕鬼”。所以釋放的事工是需要有一個人來面對邪靈。你不能禱告求神來做,你要自己去面對邪靈。這個人要與聖靈一起同工,使用他的信心,對邪靈說話。當神的靈與他一起運行時,神的國就會建立了。所以當我們做釋放時,必須要敏銳,與聖靈一起同工。我們會在其它時間著重講這個。

接下來看43至45節,“污鬼離了人身,就在無水之地,過來過去,尋求安歇之處,卻尋不著。於是說、我要回到我所出來的屋裡去。到了,就看見裡面空閑,打掃干淨,修飾好了。便去另帶了七個比自己更惡的鬼來,都進去住在那裡。那人末后的景況,比先前更不好了。這邪惡的世代,也要如此。”

耶穌在這裡分享的東西非常關鍵,他幫助我們明白我們肉眼看不見的靈界的東西,他也幫助我們明白在釋放的事工中可能會遇見的問題。這也是我們今天的重點,“污鬼離了人身、就在無水之地,過來過去,尋求安歇之處”,耶穌描述的是一個人在得著釋放之后所發生的事情。作為教會中的領袖或者小組長,當一個人得到釋放之后應該怎麼辦?我們必須要知道釋放之后靈界的狀況是什麼。很多人的問題是隻專注於釋放的過程,反而失去了整個的異象。要知道釋放事工中趕鬼隻是一部分,最主要的目的是引領人歸向耶穌,做他的門徒。

釋放事工是將攔阻他的靈界的黑暗力量挪開,我們所要做的不隻是把污鬼趕出去,耶穌告訴我們為什麼。他說,“污鬼離了人身”,就是說在釋放之后,這個污鬼被趕出去了。那麼鬼去了哪裡呢?首先,他走來走去。邪靈在靈界裡屬於低階的靈,他們能夠做的東西是很有限的,所以當我們進行釋放事工時,邪靈就被趕出去,“在無水之地走來走去”,他們去到的地方是沒有聖靈的恩膏和運行的地方。他們立刻就離開,但是他們想找安歇之處,所以邪靈是在不斷地尋找可以居住的地方。他們不是躺在那裡,他們想進入一個可以成為家的地方,他是在尋找屬靈的家。所以邪靈一直在尋找一個可以進入影響的人,並透過這個人把他的屬性彰顯出來。他們的目標就是進入一個人裡面,毀壞這個人的生命。當他找不到任何人時,他就回家。

所以邪靈是有個性有位格的,他可以思想,可以做決定,可以說話,可以溝通。他是肉眼看不見的靈,這個靈是有位格,有心思,有想法,可以做決定的。我們所面對的是一個仇敵。他說他要回到他的家,就是說邪靈會記得他是從誰的身上被趕出去的。邪靈是非常遵守律法的,他說“我的房子”,就是說他有合法的權利進入那個人裡面。所以邪靈會尋找一個合法的權利進入一個人生命裡,去影響他。我們以后會詳細解釋這點。

邪靈說這個人是我的家。聖經告訴我們,我們的身體是聖靈的殿,是耶穌的寶血贖買回來的,我們是單單屬耶穌的。所以你的身體是你的家,我們邀請聖靈進入我們的身體,我們的身體成為聖靈的殿。邪靈看著這個人說這是他的房子,他們是在宣稱他們有合法的權利擁有這個屋子。他“就看見裡面空閑、打掃干淨、修飾好了。”就是說邪靈可以找到之前被趕出的那個人。可以想象在靈界裡,他們可以認出不同的人。如果我從他身上趕鬼出去,鬼去到很遠的地方,他會記得他是從誰的身上趕出去的,也可以再找回來。

你說“為什麼不把他趕到地獄裡去?”聖經裡沒有任何的經文告訴我們可以把他趕到地獄裡。聖經裡有講現在很多捆綁在地獄裡的邪靈,在末世的時候會被釋放出來,聖經也告訴我們耶穌在審批日的時候,會把所有的魔鬼捆綁在地獄裡。在這之前,他們就是在地上游走的邪靈,尋找可以吞吃,可以毀壞的人。另一方面,邪靈可以知道你的屬靈光景,他看見你“裡面空閑、打掃干淨、修飾好了”。空閑,就是你在度假,沒有生產力,不做任何事情。打掃干淨,就是指外面看起來是干淨的。這裡有一個非常困擾的事情,當我們看人時,我們隻看到他們所住的房子,就像用帷幕遮蓋一樣。聖經告訴我們,我們有靈,有魂,住在這個屋子裡。

邪靈看我們不一樣。當我們看人時,我們隻看表面。而當邪靈看人時,他會看見你靈裡面的人。當我們看人時,我們看的是人的身體。邪靈看人時,看的是我們真正靈裡面的人,你屬靈的光景是可見的。從靈界的角度,你真實的人是邪靈可以看得見的。邪靈可以知道你屬靈的光景。

有一次我在做釋放事工時,一位弟兄跟著一起來,當時趕鬼釋放是很艱難的,邪靈開始彰顯威嚇我。我就站起來抵擋他,他就做了一個很奇特的事情,那個人就轉離我,面對與我一起來服事的弟兄放聲大笑,並開始講發生在這位弟兄身上的事情,講出他看見的靈裡的狀況。這位弟兄非常尷尬,臉色通紅。我說你現在還不適合做這樣的服事,因為你還沒有建立你的權柄。我非常訝異邪靈可以看見他靈裡面的狀況。

所以我們要保持這樣的釋放,帶給人真正的自由,必須找到問題的根源,讓邪靈沒有重新進入的權利。

聖經這裡第45節講到,“另帶了七個比自己更惡的鬼來、都進去住在那裡.那人末后的景況、比先前更不好了。”換句話說,邪靈可以彼此溝通,他們一起分工合作,擴張在那人生命中的領地。我們讀完這段經文之后的結論是,光趕鬼是不夠的,我們必須要處理這人生命中的根本問題,建立他們與神同行的生活。他們屬靈的生活不能隻是空閑在那裡,而是要很積極地追求。

有一段非常有趣的經文,以弗所書第四章28節說,“從前偷竊的,不要再偷﹔總要勞力,親手作正經事,就可有余,分給那缺少的人。”講的是停止偷竊還不夠,必須要改變,親手作正經事,就可有余。所以對一個偷竊的人來說,他的自由不是來自於他停止偷竊,而是當他經歷改變,給予出去的時候,他才經歷自由。棄絕謊言,說誠實話,彼此相愛。

所以不隻是要停止負面的行為,更需要擁抱正面的東西,改變他們的生活。沒有中間地帶。當我們經歷到愛時,我們是從死亡進入到生命裡。所以我們必須要教導當鬼從這人身上趕出去時,這人首先需要與聖靈同行,在他們的生命中有真實的改變。

請看路加福音第十一章20至22節,耶穌講到釋放時說,“我若靠著神的能力趕鬼,這就是 神的國臨到你們了。壯士披挂整齊,看守自己的住宅,他所有的都平安無事。但有一個比他更壯的來,勝過他,就奪去他所倚靠的盔甲兵器,又分了他的贓。”

耶穌講這裡是在講釋放。他提到兩點,一,壯士。二,盔甲兵器。他講到你要使一個人得自由,就要把他的盔甲兵器挪開。壯士是指邪靈在一個人生命中的某個領域勝過了這個人。舉例來講可能是一個被拒絕的堅固營壘。這個人靈裡面充滿了被拒絕的意念和感受,在這個人的生命裡的某一點建立了堅固營壘。堅固營壘是一個心思意念,是我們思想的模式,是抵擋真理的思想模式。如果有人有一個根本的被拒絕的問題,就是一個心思意念的堅固營壘。他與人的互動,都是透過這個堅固營壘來看世界。

給大家一個例子。假如兩個人在交談,牧師走進教會,牧師非常忙碌,一直在想他接下來要做的事情。當兩人轉向牧師說,“牧師好。”牧師則繼續往前走,沒有聽到。其中一人這樣想:“牧師很忙,我等一下再去找他。”另一位這樣想:“他不喜歡我,我就知道牧師不喜歡我,他就是討厭我。”於是整個崇拜中,他就是這種心情,越想越氣,整個主日崇拜都被毀了。他沒有辦法不去想今天牧師拒絕了我。

兩個人有同樣的經歷,但是他們的解讀卻是不一樣的。其中一個沒有被拒絕的堅固營壘,他的態度是“沒關系,他很忙,我遲點再找他。”另外一個,有被拒絕的堅固營壘的,同樣的經歷,卻認為他不想理我,他不喜歡我。所以他裡面的堅固營壘的情緒就被挑旺,邪靈就不斷的用這種方式攪擾他。

耶穌說,被攪擾的靈就是這個壯士,在影響這個人的生命。那個盔甲就是要保護這個邪靈不被趕出去。盔甲就是這個人生命中問題的根源。邪靈可以進入到我們生命中的一個方式就是欺哄。當人相信謊言時,邪靈就隱藏在謊言的背后。

如果一個人的問題根源是被拒絕,可能會有被拒絕的靈,還有可能有謊言,或者是傷痛的經歷,或者有一些經歷讓這個靈進入他裡面。耶穌告訴我們,你要拆毀邪靈居住的架構,你就會很容易把他趕出去。你把他的盔甲拆毀挪開之后,就很容易把他趕出去了。

所以我們的事工不 僅僅是趕鬼,我們要與那個人一起同工,了解邪靈居住的架構是什麼。我們一起把邪靈居住的房子拆毀,邪靈沒有地方可以繼續抓住,他就沒有辦法再回來。

當你趕走了這個被拒絕的靈之后,這個人仍然相信謊言,相信他不是被愛的,不是被接納的。在經歷過幾個他認為是負面的經歷后,邪靈就會回來了。所以釋放的事工不隻是趕鬼,我們也要服事這個人,處理他生命中讓邪靈進入的堅固營壘。我們要知道堅固營壘是什麼,是怎樣運行的。所以在服事,做釋放事工的時候,要知道邪靈所居住的架構是什麼,是什麼讓他可以抓住人的生命。

這就帶出了一個問題,邪靈是怎樣開始進入人,影響人生命的?不同的事工會從不同的角度來看這個問題。有些人甚至不看那些最根本的問題,我覺得這是個問題,因為邪靈趕出去后,還是會回來的。不同的事工會從不同的角度來看邪靈是怎樣進來的,但最終會達到一個共同的結論。

第一種進入人的方式就是透過合法的權利。合法的權利代表邪靈有著合法的權柄,因著屬靈的法則進入這個人的生命。這個權柄是因著這個人的犯罪而給予邪靈的。

以弗所書四章27節告訴我們,“不可給魔鬼留地步。”地步在希臘文裡面的意思是合法的空間。不要給仇敵魔鬼一個合法的空間進入。

魔鬼進入我們生命最主要的方式就是透過這種合法的權利。當我們行走在神所設的法則原則當中時,我們是活在祝福裡。當我們違背了神的律法,后果是相當嚴重的。我們收獲的是我們所種下的,邪靈就有了合法的權利進入我們裡面。之后我們會講到耶穌在十字架上已經解決了這個合法權利的問題。當我們服事人時,我們要處理這個合法權利,讓仇敵魔鬼在這人身上沒有留任何的地步。要做的方式也非常簡單。

第二種進入人的方式就是透過一些悲慘的不好的經歷進入。這樣一個傷痛的經歷,就是在他情感上非常受傷的經歷,可能是一次意外,或者讓他驚嚇的經歷,或者長期處於壓力當中。所以這樣創傷的經歷會在情緒上,身體上,影響這個人生命。很多時邪靈就會利用這種經歷進入到人的生命當中。

當我們要幫助一個人時,你會發現在他傷痛的經歷裡面是有圖案的,有記憶的,仇敵魔鬼就會把自己綁在這些記憶當中。

第三種進入人的方式是我們面對著這些慘痛經歷時的回應。當一個人受傷時,他通常會想要回應,要控制這種疼痛,嘗試要控制他們的人生。當他想要控制掌握他的人生時,在這個過程中,常常會給邪靈有合法的機會進來。

我自己的服事經歷告訴我,這三種方式都是連在一起的。合法的權利,慘痛的經歷,以及我們對這些慘痛經歷的回應都是綁在一起的。所以當我們在服事一個人時,我們需要主要他們生命中的問題,我們要思考合法的權利,傷痛的經歷,和對傷痛經歷的回應。我們會詳細談這個,我會給大家一個步驟,一步一步的分析找到他生命中問題的根源。

當邪靈進入當一個人的生命中時,會帶來一些他裡面的問題。會影響這個人生命中不同的領域。這些領域包括:

1)他們會經歷靈界的彰顯。例如做噩夢,在夢裡有可怕的東西顯現,靈界的彰顯顯然來自於錯誤的根源。

2)邪靈也會影響我們的心思意念,有一些負面的想法不斷的在我們裡面得勝。

3)邪靈也會影響我們的情感,有一些情緒會突然出現,我們無法掌控。

4)邪靈也會影響我們的身體,帶來一些疾病是我們無法回應的。

5)邪靈也會影響人的生活,透過一個不斷循環挫敗的模式。

這樣的方式是如何在一個人的身上運行的呢?我想透過這樣的方式向大家解釋,我們看幾處經文以幫助大家理解。先來看以弗所書三章20節說,邪靈和堅固營壘的運行會給人裡面帶來一個能量,但是聖靈也是在我們裡面,帶來一個能量,能力的。

給大家一個例子,當一個人生氣的時候,會感覺到生氣,裡面有非常大的力量要沖出來,這是負面的力量。當一個人沮喪的時候,他們感受到他們周圍有一個壓制的負面的力量。當人們受到性犯罪的誘惑時,會感受到情欲的力量在他們的周圍。我要告訴大家這兩種運行其實是一樣的。

第一個在以弗所書二章1至2節告訴我們,“你們死在過犯罪惡之中,他叫你們活過來﹔那時,你們在其中行事為人隨從今世的風俗,順服空中掌權者的首領,就是現今在悖逆之子心中運行的邪靈。”這裡說的,是在我們心中運行的邪靈。這個運行在希臘文中的意思是“給予力量”,“興奮起來”。所以當邪靈在一個人的生命中時,他釋放一個強而有力的負面的能力,一個強而有力的屬靈的壓力在他身上。邪靈會釋放一個強大的能量在人的生命裡面,壓制他們,捆綁他們,壓制他們的心思,壓制他們的意念,壓制他們的生命。所以當邪靈在運行時,你會感受到能量的運行。

我們再看羅馬書第七章5節,“因為我們屬肉體的時候,那因律法而生的惡欲,就在我們肢體中發動,以致結成死亡的果子。”這裡說在我們裡面發動了,罪會在人裡面發動,那個發動的意思就是給予能力,邪靈會在我們裡面發動,給我們能量,在我們生命裡面帶來負面的壓力。罪也做同樣的事情,在人的生命中帶來負面的能量。當我們在描述罪跟邪靈帶來的影響的時候,聖經用“給予力量”來形容。當罪和邪靈運行在人的生命裡時,那個人會感受到裡面有一個很大的負面的能量要釋放出來,我們不能透過人的意志力來勝過這個能量,因為這是一個屬靈的能量。罪會釋放屬靈的能量在我們生命裡面,這個能量是 運行在人的裡面的力量,這個力量不斷的要求釋放的更多。邪靈會釋放負面的能力,運行在人的裡面。所以當人在罪和邪靈的影響下時,他裡面會有一個很大的負面的能量正在壓制他的生命。當我們面對邪靈的時候,我們需要先處理他生命裡的罪,把罪對他生命產生的負面的能量挪開。

我們再看以弗所書第三章20節,“神能照著運行在我們心裡的大力,充充足足的成就一切超過我們所求所想的。”對一個基督徒來說,在我們裡面有一個正面了力量在運行當中。這個“運行”與我們前面提到的“運行”是一樣的,在我們裡面運行的力量是聖靈的大能。換句話說,聖靈其中之一的工作就是讓我們的生命得著這樣的能力,讓我們有力量勝過這一切。

我們來看第16節保羅所做的禱告,“求他按著他豐盛的榮耀,借著他的靈,叫你們心裡的力量剛強起來”。所以一定是可以的,我們可以借著神的靈,讓我們內心的能力剛強起來。這個“剛強”就是“大大的加增,強壯”,就是“帶著極大的能力”。所以雖然罪帶出一個負面的能量,讓我們遠離神,雖然邪靈帶來負面的能量,但是我們有另外一個正面的能量,是聖靈的大能,神的靈可以讓我們剛強起來得勝。

帖撒羅尼迦前書第二章13節,“為此,我們也不住的感謝神,因你們聽見我們所傳 神的道、就領受了不以為是人的道、乃以為是 神的道.這道實在是 神的、並且運行在你們信主的人心中。”這裡再次提到“運行”,神的道可以給予你極大剛強的生命,神的道可以大大的加增你生命的能力。我們知道負面能量的來源是罪和邪靈,但是正面的得勝的能量來自於聖靈和神的話語。

所以要幫助一個人得著真正的自由,我需要除去這個負面能量的來源,處理他生命中的罪和傷痛的經歷,把邪靈趕出去,但是以人的意志力是不能夠得勝的。很多時,我們隻是告訴人該做什麼,但是那個人的生命需要有能力去做這些事情,他需要知道他靈裡面的人如何剛強起來,他需要知道如何透過神的靈,神的話剛強起來。過去他的生命是在挫敗裡面,而現在他們的生命充滿了神的靈的大能和神的道的能力。我常常問這樣的問題,“你怎樣讓神的道使你的靈剛強起來呢?”聖經告訴我們,神的道就有這樣的功能。但是我的生命要怎樣借著神的道剛強起來呢?

我們要做的不隻是挪開負面的東西,我們要帶人進入真正的生命裡。所以當我們講釋放,不單是趕鬼而已。我們是把他們從過去負面的能量中轉向,連結在生命的能量的源頭。所以趕鬼隻是其中一個部分而已,當我們更深的帶人進入自由裡時,我的目的是找出給予負面能量的源頭並處理這個源頭,帶他們進入一個生命中神的大能在運行的模式,他們的生命因著充滿神的能量剛強起來。

我們要知道怎樣去做,怎樣發現他的根本問題,怎樣帶他到生命的源頭裡。當人們經歷了神的大能,他的生命剛強起來時。聖經這樣告訴我們,“生命的律釋放我,從罪和死亡的律”。換句話說,我需要活在神的生命的大能裡才可以。不隻是要趕鬼而已,我要從過去黑暗轄制捆綁當中來到自由的裡面。這就是我們所謂的門徒訓練,就是帶人進入一個在神裡面是活躍的地方。

很多時候當我們服事人時,他們隻要我們幫他們解決問題,或者把他們的傷痛挪開,當然我們的目的是要帶他們進入耶穌基督生命的源頭裡,當他們生命中與基督連結時,就有神的大能在他們生命中運行。

(一位學員被邀請上前做禱告示范)

神渴望我們把他的生命帶到別人的生命中,這不應該是很困難的事情。主,我們感謝你來到她的身上,與她同在。我們不單單隻是解決問題,我們要帶領人認識生命的源頭,不單是趕鬼,而是帶人進入到基督的生命裡。

(請上前來,閉上眼,將你的心敞開,讓神觸摸你)

我們相信神的同在,神呼召我們帶來神的同在,想象神的百姓帶著神的同在,而不是活在邪靈的轄制裡面。很多時候我們的想法很負面,有邪靈,我需要解決他邪靈的問題。但是人受造是要讓聖靈居住的,所以我們不隻是要解決邪靈的問題,而是要帶著神的同在,讓他們的生命被神完全充滿。過去我們是在邪惡的轄制裡面,現在他們在聖靈的影響和充滿當中。

(來,來,聖靈充滿她,趕快來到她的右邊,我們向神敞開。)

我總是想知道這是如何發生的,你要怎樣建構你的生命,讓神可以居住在裡面。不應該困難,應該很容易的。我也要在這方面幫助大家。我們需要學習的是如何面對問題,如何解決邪靈的問題,怎樣幫助人在神裡面建構生命,使他們從被邪靈轄制到被聖靈充滿,帶著神的同在。

如果你隻是透過趕鬼來釋放的話,你會很興奮,每次看到鬼就趕。可是如果我們從神的角度看,讓人被聖靈充滿,那就不單隻是趕鬼了,而是要帶他們進入生命的源頭。阿門!



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自由的基礎 (2 of 8)

我們現在來看邪靈進入人生命的門,邪靈是如何進入人生命中的,如何處理,把這些門關上。如果我們隻是要趕鬼,而沒有處理他們生命中根本的問題,釋放他們得自由是很困難的,讓他們持守在自由裡面也是困難的。我們要來看聖靈進入人生命裡的方式,當中有些是你已經知道的,有些也可能是你今天才知道的。我們會一一來看,然后解釋如何處理這種方式。

有三個主要的部分: 一)合法的權利。什麼是合法的權利,在合法的權利中仇敵怎樣進入到人的生命中。我們要怎樣拆毀這個合法的權利。在我們開始這些之前,我們要看耶穌在十字架上為我們所成就的,我們要看三處經文,耶穌已經處理好所有我們需要面對的問題。當我們看這需要服事的部分時,我們要知道如何面對這些問題。

我們首先來了解我們自由的根基是什麼。歌羅西書第二章13至15節,“你們從前在過犯,和未受割禮的肉體中死了,神赦免了你們一切過犯,便叫你們與基督一同活過來。你們從前在過犯,和未受割禮的肉體中死了,神赦免了你們一切過犯,便叫你們與基督一同活過來。又涂抹了在律例上所寫,攻擊我們有礙於我們的字據,把他撤去,釘在十字架上。既將一切執政的掌權的擄來,明顯給眾人看,就仗著十字架夸勝。既將一切執政的掌權的擄來,明顯給眾人看,就仗著十字架夸勝。”

我們在這一段中看到耶穌為我們所成就的,這裡說他“涂抹了我們所有的過犯,赦免我們的罪”,這裡的過犯就是指我們刻意要犯的錯,耶穌已經赦免了我們一切的過犯,又涂抹了在律例上所寫,攻擊我們,有礙於我們的字據,把他撤去,釘在十字架上。你會發現耶穌完全涂抹了攻擊我們的字據。換句話說,我們違背神律法的所有証據,不管是我們知道還是不知道的犯罪,這些証據都有寫下來,有時我們很難理解所有我們的過犯都有記錄下來。

在舊約中我們知道如果你刻意犯罪,需要獻祭,如果你無知犯罪,你也需要來到神的面前獻祭。你可以想象就像一個人透過影片在看你的人生。天使有一個很大的工作就是記載你每一次的犯罪,他有一個很大的書卷。聖經講耶穌將整個書卷釘在十字架上。

所有仇敵魔鬼可以看到你的東西,你曾經犯過的罪,仇敵魔鬼的控告就是指向那個書卷。所有你所犯的一切的錯,耶穌都把它釘在十字架上。當耶穌把它釘在十字架上時,他赦免了我們一切的過犯。赦免代表我們不需要再還債。魔鬼說,“你犯了罪,你要償還債務。”耶穌把它釘在十字架上,釋放,每一個人都得到豁免。“既將一切執政的掌權的擄來、明顯給眾人看、就仗著十字架夸勝。”

所以當耶穌把我們的罪帶到十字架上時,他已經挪開仇敵魔鬼可以攻擊我們的兵器。所以在歌羅西書第二章我們看見,所有我們犯的罪,所有仇敵魔鬼有的合法權利,耶穌都已經把它帶到十字架上了,他流出他的寶血,使這個合法的權利可以破除。就像我們剛才在路加福音第十一章看到的,“除去盔甲”,把罪除去。

我們必須要面對他們生命中罪的問題。神對罪是有補救方法的。有人會說,“這是我的軟弱。”但是如果這不是罪,就沒法帶到十字架,沒法勝過了。可是我們承認這是罪,把它帶到十字架前。約翰一書第一章9節,“我們若認自己的罪,神是信實的,是公義的,必要赦免我們的罪,洗淨我們一切的不義。”洗淨我們從罪帶來的一切的不潔。所以要了解耶穌為我們所做的,他在十字架上為我們擔當了一切的過犯。如果一個人受邪靈影響的原因是因為罪,那麼把他的罪帶到十字架前。很多時人們隻是要我們為他們禱告,我們必須告訴他們真理是什麼,把他們引導到神的面前。

第二處經文是加拉太書第三章13至14節,“基督既為我們受了咒詛,就贖出我們脫離律法的咒詛。因為經上記著,『凡挂在木頭上都是被咒詛的。』這便叫亞伯拉罕的福,因基督耶穌可以臨到外邦人,使我們因信得著所應許的聖靈。”這裡提到的是咒詛的問題解決了,這兩節經文講的是咒詛和祝福。

祝福就是透過言語釋放出來的一個能力,也代表領受聖靈,領受祝福代表我們領受聖靈的能力,充滿在我們生命裡面,讓我們繼續在生活當中前行。所以蒙福的人生就是被聖靈能力充滿的人生,蒙福的人生是活在聖靈運行裡面的人生,所以第13節說“基督既為我們受了咒詛,就贖出我們脫離律法的咒詛”。咒詛就是帶有負面的屬靈能力的言語,那個能力是毀滅性的能力,咒詛背后的能力就是邪靈的能力。這裡說耶穌為我們成為咒詛。

在舊約裡有一節我們很熟悉的經文,“凡挂在木頭上都是被咒詛的。”這是在羅馬人發明釘十字架這一酷刑之前幾百年就已經記載了。所以當羅馬兵選擇將耶穌釘十字架時,他們選擇讓耶穌受的刑法,讓他經歷了人類所有的咒詛,所有歷代家族的咒詛,違背神律法所帶下來的咒詛,所有在申命記二十七章所記載的咒詛,所有這些咒詛在十字架上都被破除了。基督救贖了我們,換句話說,他償還了所有的贖價,這是合法的代價,他付上贖金將我們從轄制當中買贖回來。

當我們面對弟兄姐妹時,如果在他們生命中有咒詛臨到,不管是歷代家族的咒詛或者其它任何的咒詛,主耶穌在十字架上流出的寶血是解決咒詛的答案。我們要把咒詛帶到十字架前,讓咒詛的能力被破除。所以每一次我們在處理生命中有咒詛的人的 時候,我們要把他們的咒詛帶到十字架前,讓咒詛的能力被破除。然后讓聖靈運行在他們生命當中,讓祝福臨到。

所以當我們在處理咒詛問題的時候,我們期待他會從邪靈的影響當中得釋放,然后讓聖靈充滿,運行在他生命中。我們遲一點再來講如何讓聖靈運行。

現在我們來看以賽亞書五十三章,這是非常好的經文,如果我們能夠背下來就更好了。這裡講的是我們可以收回曾經給予仇敵魔鬼的合法權柄,從而得到自由。如果仇敵魔鬼是透過合法權柄進入我們生命裡面,神把這個合法權柄奪回,釋放我們。所以當你服事人的時候,把這個合法權利從仇敵魔鬼那裡奪回來,邪靈就沒有合法的權柄停留在那人生命中。

以賽亞書五十三章3節,我要你了解耶穌在十字架上所成就的有多麼偉大。“他被藐視,被人厭棄,多受痛苦,常經憂患。他被藐視,好像被人掩面不看的一樣﹔我們也不尊重他。”他全然擔當我們的憂患,背負我們的痛苦。憂患代表在憂傷,困難,疾病,軟弱中﹔痛苦代表我們情感上的憂傷和精神上的折磨。

所以耶穌擔當了我們的憂患,背負了我們的痛苦,第5節,“哪知他為我們的過犯受害,為我們的罪孽壓傷。因他受的刑罰,我們得平安﹔因他受的鞭傷,我們得醫治。”我們講到過犯是指我們刻意的要去違背神的律法。罪孽使我們內心扭曲傾向犯罪,是我們人性的扭曲和對犯罪的喜好。第6節,“我們都如羊走迷,各人偏行己路。耶和華使我們眾人的罪孽都歸在他身上。”

從我們所看的這三處經文中可知,在十字架上耶穌處理了我們的過犯和罪孽,他處理了我們生命當中所有的咒詛,處理了我們所有的憂患和痛苦,所有我們傷痛的經歷,他處理了我們生命中扭曲轉離神的罪孽,耶穌在十字架上為我們完成了整個和好的工作,我們需要思考的是我們應該怎樣把這個應用在我們的服事當中。

在舊約中,人們必須把羊羔的血涂在門楣上,羊的血不隻是要流出來,還要涂上去。所以我們要把耶穌為我們流的寶血,他為我們所做的應用在我們的服事當中。換句話說,我們必須要借著信心來使用神為我們所成就的。所以在整個服事當中,我們有我們要做的,被服事者也有他們需要做的,在他們得到自由的過程中,他們也有需要做的事情。

舉例來說,當我們講重生得救的時候,耶穌為我們死在十字架上,使我們可以重生得救,讓每一個人都可以得救。從合法的角度講,每一個人都可以重生得救,但是要讓救恩彰顯在他的生命當中,他自己必須要有所回應,他們必須要認罪悔改,然后相信。所以讓神運行工作之前,人必須預備好自己,做一些事情來回應神。

所以我們的責任是要帶他們來認識,應用神已經為他們成就的。第一個是讓他們得自由,第二是讓他們持守在自由裡面。他們要應用主耶穌為他們所成就的。要應用需要信心,所以在他們得自由之前,一定要把這些講清楚,讓這些成為他們得自由的根基。我覺得人們沒有得自由或持守在自由裡面的原因是,他們生命裡面根本的東西並沒有拔除。或者在過程中,那個人並沒有一起參與同工。

我們剛才談到了自由的根基,我們看到耶穌在十字架上為我們所成就的,當時每個人都必須做好他需要做的事。我給大家一個人必須要做回應的清單。第一,人們必須要看清楚而且要為他生命中的挫敗承擔責任。很多時候人們都喜歡怪罪其它的事情,他們有很多的借口,很多的理由去怪罪別人,但是邁向自由中很重要的一部分就是要為你犯的罪和挫敗承擔責任。

箴言第二十八章13節,“遮掩自己罪過的,必不亨通﹔承認離棄罪過的,必蒙憐恤。”如果我們把我們該負的責任隱藏起來,通常我們透過怪罪別人來不負起我們的責任,或者減低我們應負的,或者否定我們的問題,這些其實是在攔阻神讓我們得自由的工作。所以當我們在服事人的時候,他們如果不願意為自己所做的承擔責任,你很難繼續下去。如果他們沒有承認他們活在一個模式裡面,他們很難得到自由。

我們最大的挑戰就是讓人看見真理,很多時候他們會把問題隱藏起來,或者假裝問題沒有那麼糟糕。最近我在服事一位姐妹的時候,她在掙扎,因為她無法懷孕,她渴望有一個家庭。我跟她分享,聽她的故事。我說,你已經有一個家庭了,你有四個孩子,你之前奪走了四個孩子的生命,他們現在在天國,他們是真實的,有各自的名字的。所以你之前所做的事情,造成了你現在無法懷孕。

對她來講,這是一個很痛苦的經歷,讓她面對她現在無法懷孕這個事實是跟她之前四次墮胎有關系的。我跟她說讓我們禱告,讓她可以得著醫治,可以懷孕之前,要承認是什麼樣的原因使你陷入現在的痛苦光景中。在天國你有四個孩子,他們的生命是因為你這樣的選擇而結束的。耶穌認識他們每一個,你需要來到耶穌面前,他已經饒恕了你,你需要來領受他的饒恕。我們可以為你禱告,讓這個罪帶來的結果可以得著醫治。她想要得醫治,卻不想要去面對因她之前的選擇所造成的后果。我說你要先經歷饒恕,承認你對在天國的孩子們所做的事。神深深的觸摸了她,她當天也給四個孩子都取了名字。

所以我們最大的挑戰就是在服事弟兄姐妹的時候讓他們認清他們真正的原因是什麼,也願意為這個問題承擔責任。在提摩太后書第二章24至26節 中寫道,“然而主的仆人不可爭競﹔隻要溫溫和和地待眾人,善於教導,存心忍耐, 用溫柔勸戒那抵擋的人,或者神給他們悔改的心,可以明白真道, 叫他們這已經被魔鬼任意擄去的,可以醒悟,脫離他的網羅。”這裡講的是一個被魔鬼擄去的人,換句話說,就是在無法擺脫的影響之下,魔鬼控制了他的心思意念,甚至決定,他需要脫離這個網羅。

在他脫離網羅得自由之前,有一個很重要的步驟,就是需要明白真道,願意悔改,他們就可以脫離魔鬼的網羅。如同26節講,“可以醒悟。”就是清醒明白過來。所以在他們承認這個真理之前,通常會有很多的沖突,可是一旦他們承認了真理,他們就進入了自由的過程中。所以當你在服事人,跟他們分享真理的時候,你會發現他們的心思意念就像一個戰場,可是當他們明白,承認之后,會有一個突破。

承認真理和悔改是在脫離網羅之前。在我們服事人的過程中,我們會問他們一些問題,以幫助我們明白他們的問題所在,然后告訴他們真理是什麼,告訴他們如何在這個過程中一步步地得釋放,然后用神的大能讓他們經歷到釋放。這樣講明白嗎?我們會問一些問題,診斷出問題的根源,幫助他們認識真理。如果他們願意承認這個真理,願意進入悔改裡面,你就可以帶他們進入到自由。如果他們不承認真理,或者不願意悔改,他們就沒辦法得自由,或者如果你幫他們得自由,他們也沒法持守在自由裡面。所以在我們的服事當中,先認識真理,之后才能進入神的大能裡面。

所以當我跟這位姐妹分享時,她是在教會裡面做領袖的,非常有影響力。可是因為無法生育,她的心常常被攪擾。所以當我說她有四個孩子的時候,可以感覺到她周圍困惑的氣氛。接下來我要慢慢的一步步的幫她分析,讓她看清,因為她過去相信一個謊言,以為這不是一個生命,隻是我生命中需要解決的問題。我需要幫助她了解,她有四個孩子,他們現在住在天上。你現在有這樣的問題,是因為你過去奪走了他們的生命。她就解釋她當時墮胎的原因,很多壓抑和傷痛。

我說,“我們沒有辦法進入到自由裡面,除非你能夠誠實的承認,面對生命中的問題。這是聖經中明確講明的。“你會感到她裡面有很多的掙扎和困惑,突然就清晰起來,她就明白了她所做的。然后,她就因著她所做的開始憂傷了,這個時刻就是我們開始服事,為她禱告的時候。因為她承認真理,也願意悔改。

所以我們的服事過程其實很簡單,就是首先發現問題的根源,然后幫助他承認,悔改。一開始他很苦毒的怪罪周圍的人,我說當你怪罪別人的時候,你自己就是一個受害者,一個受害者的心是無法得著自由的。當你怪罪別人的時候,你把你得自由的能力給了別人。可是當你願意為你的狀況承擔責任的時候,你就再次有能力得到釋放。

所以我們第一個帶他們進入的就是讓他們認識到自己的罪,並為他們所做的承擔責任。當他們願意看清問題所在,也願意承擔責任,就可以繼續下一個步驟了。有一位姐妹,我本來是要為她禱告的,她問我說,“有個人想跟我結婚,我應該怎麼辦?”這種問題通常很微妙。於是我說,“可以告訴我你的狀況嗎?”她說,“我曾經跟這個人交往了三四年,分手后,我又跟另外一個人交往並有了一個孩子,然后又分手了。現在這個人又回來說要娶我。”我問她,“你們為什麼分手呢?”她說,“他之前曾經三次對我不忠實。”我說,”這是一個很合理的理由。通常不忠實一次就已經分手了,你還等了三次。”我說,“他是基督徒嗎?”她說,“他不是。”

於是我說,“答案非常簡單,過去他對你不忠實三次,他的心也沒有經歷過改變,他會繼續做他之前所做的。”可是我可以感覺到她沒有聽我的話,因為她想要跟這個人結婚。我問她,“你可不可以跟我分享一些你自己的家庭,分享一下你的父親。”她說,“我不跟我的父親碰面。”“為什麼?”“當我十三歲的時候,我的父母就離異了。他現在跟別人住在一起。”我說,“我很好奇你的父母是怎樣離婚的。”“我父親不忠實。”“多少次?”“三次。”整個過程其實很奇特。我說,“你對你的父親有苦毒,你論斷他,這個根源一直沒有解決。這就是為什麼你被同樣的男人吸引,而且你也受蒙蔽了,看不出他的真實面目。這段關系是一個災難,你需要處理的是心中對你父親的苦毒。我很訝異她說她看不出這個情況,其實是她不想看見,因為她隻想著跟這個男人結婚。我說,“很抱歉,我沒法幫到你。因為你不願意面對你生命中的苦毒,也不願意相信其實你裡面有邪靈在影響你。”

所以當我們在服事弟兄姐妹的時候,第一個階段就是要了解問題的根本是什麼,幫助對方看到他們所應承擔的責任,然后幫助他們得自由。

1) 幫助他認清問題,承擔責任。

2) 認罪,悔改。一個人要得到自由,他身上罪的問題一定要先處理,如果有因罪帶來的合法權利,罪必須要從他身上先挪開。透過認罪,悔改,我們可以把罪從他身上挪開。約翰一書第一章9節,“我們若認自己的罪, 神是信實的,是公義的,必要赦免我們的罪,洗淨我們一切的不義。”所以我們要先處理罪的問題。人們必須要認罪,悔改,處理罪的問題。悔改代表我們轉離罪。罪引導我們走向死亡,轉離罪,就會引導我們走向生命。很多時候釋放很困難,是因為他沒有真正的認罪。

3) 服事的對象必須要釋放,饒恕。馬可福音第十一章25節告訴我們,“你們站著禱告的時候,若想起有人得罪你們,就當饒恕他,好叫你們在天上的父也饒恕你們的過犯。”人們無法得自由的另一個主要的原因就是因為不饒恕。

不饒恕使人的魂和傷害他的事情與背后的邪靈綁在一起。當一個人裡面有不饒恕的時候,通常他的心中會有憎恨,因為不公義的事情臨到他的身上,他生命中一些寶貴的東西被奪走了。可能是真實的傷害,也可能隻是想象中的傷害。不饒恕就是債務一定要償還,你欠了我的,你一定要還。就如懷恨父親,因為他對家庭不忠,破壞了整個家,我受苦了這麼多年,你一定要償還。我們心裡面對那個傷害的要求,就是要償還的要求。

饒恕就是你欠了我的,你不用償還了,我釋放你,你不需要跟我道歉,你不需要補償我,你不需要做任何事情,我已經把要求你償還的權利放下。如果我們要釋放人得自由,就需要明白饒恕的大能和重要性。馬太福音第十八章34至35節中說,你們若不 從 心 裡 饒 恕 你 的 弟 兄,就會被交給掌刑的。換句話說,不饒恕會帶給邪靈合法的權利,可以進入你的生命裡面。

我發現這越來越成為一個問題。如果隻是簡單的對人說,“嘿,你需要饒恕。”是不夠的。他需要從心裡面饒恕,必須是一個心裡面的決定,從死亡轉向生命。“我放下不饒恕,我釋放饒恕,我願意祝福這個人。”耶穌說你要祝福那些抵擋你傷害你的人,為他們禱告。所以饒恕他們是放開他們,祝福他們。所以我發現,不是機械的對他們說,“你需要饒恕。”然后為他們禱告。可是他的心沒有在裡面,這樣他們是不會得自由的。饒恕是一個決定,是一個選擇,是從心裡出發,願意放手。

有些時候他們做的禱告隻是言語,心裡卻沒有真正放下來,因為他們把那個傷痛和憤怒埋藏在他們心底的深處。當你在服事弟兄姐妹的時候,一定要了解,一個人可能受傷很深。讓我舉個例子幫你理解。如果Jonathan過來跟我說,“麥克牧師,請你原諒我。我帶給你一些傷害,你會饒恕我嗎?”我說,“是的,是的,沒問題。”關鍵是,他沒有告訴我他做了什麼,我也沒有問。是一塊錢的問題還是一百萬的問題?你做的事情對我有多深的影響?如果你拿了一塊錢,沒問題﹔如果是一百萬,你毀了我的生活,我存了那麼久的錢被你偷走了,你要我饒恕你,我氣死了。你發現一塊錢和一百萬是不一樣的。我的損失與我是相連的。如果你要我饒恕,我就要了解我釋放的是什麼。所以很多人在釋放的時候,隻是在頭腦裡做了禱告,可是心卻沒有參與到這個過程中。所以在你服事人的時候,這樣做是有幫助的,你幫助他承認心中真正的傷痛。這個人做了什麼?怎樣影響了你?你的感覺是什麼?很多人否認他真正的感受,在華人裡面更是。他們就是忍者,如刀在心,可是裡面很苦毒。如果一個人苦毒,他會顯現出來,說話很尖銳,苦毒像河流一樣玷污周圍的人。

所以在我為一個人釋放禱告之前,我會讓他們寫下來分享這件事對他的影響到底是什麼。“你覺得怎麼樣?”“你生氣嗎?”“你有多生氣?”很多時候這些情緒都被壓抑起來。我發現這樣做很有幫助,用問題與他互動。因為當他承認他內心的感受的時候,他才會跟他的心連結。“當你想到這個人的時候,你的感覺是什麼?”“我才不想他呢。”是的,因為你想要逃避。可是當你真正去想你的感覺,你會害怕,你會生氣,你會痛,讓他把情緒帶出來。

有時我會讓人寫一封“生氣的信”,其實不是給任何人看,隻是讓他自己和神看,把他心裡的感受寫出來擺在面前。有的時候是對父親,或者是對母親,有時是其他人。當你寫的時候,先把好的東西寫下來,因為他們不把好的東西寫下來,他們要經歷這個過程。當他寫壞的部分時,“哦,對我很壞。”“哦,其實也沒有那麼壞。”“我好生氣。”“哦,他其實還挺好的。”這樣他就沒有辦法真正的跟心連結。所以如果跟你的父親有關系的,先寫下來他的優點,感謝你給我這麼多好的東西,然后再寫下來真正帶給你憂傷的事情。寫下來你心裡真實的感受,讓感受真實的流露出來,為你的感受憂傷流淚。這時才釋放饒恕。你就知道你要放下,要饒恕什麼了,“我釋放他,饒恕他,祝福他。”要得到自由,饒恕是一個非常重要的部分。神要我們活在這個地方,不是要我們不斷的要求別人,而是要成為別人的祝福。

有時候,我會暫停服事,先幫助他們一起面對他們的感受,將感受表達出來,饒恕別人,特別是那些有被虐待和有非常慘痛經歷的。然后釋放饒恕,我饒恕他們,我祝福他們。特別是對於那些長期的來自於家人的傷痛。我鼓勵他在接下來三個星期,每次敬拜神的時候,都想到那個人,去擁抱他們,祝福他們,為他們禱告。因為當你的心裡還有傷痛和怒氣的時候,你是不可能這樣做的。這些都是帶我們得自由的根基。如果我們沒有承認我們的罪,就會攔阻整個過程,如果我們沒有悔改,也無法進入到自由裡面,如果我們沒有饒恕,也無法得自由。

下一個步驟就是,人們必須要棄絕他們生命中的捆綁。我會解釋到底有什麼樣的捆綁,然后怎樣做。捆綁可以是歷代家族的咒詛,或者內在誓言。舉例來說,我之前為一位女士禱告,她想要懷孕,我問她之前你有沒有懷孕過,她說我們有一個孩子,可是之后又流產過三四次。“你可以講一下第一次懷孕的情況嗎?”“非常艱難,非常痛苦。”“你有沒有曾經在心裡面說再也不要生孩子了?”“有的。”這就是內在誓言帶來的結果,你的身體是在回應你的內在誓言。你的身體在拒絕每一個闖進去的孩子,因為你說過不要再有孩子了。你必須要破除棄絕這個咒詛對你生命的影響。然后我們會講這個棄絕是什麼。這裡我們講到承認我們的問題,負起責任,悔改,認罪,饒恕,棄絕,破除捆綁,最后就是尋找神的大能來釋放自由。我們看到整個得自由的過程,得自由的根基,尋求耶穌來得自由﹔否則在事奉過程 中人們會把你當成偶像,他們希望你來解決問題,他們把所有的責任加在你的身上,你要給我得自由。你要讓他們承擔責任,去尋找耶穌,得到自由。

我為大家做一個示范,有沒有一個志願者?感謝神,你,就是你了。請把手交給我。當我們服事人的時候,如果人定睛在你的身上,去為他成就這件事,就會有一種壓力從他身上出來,你就會有表現的壓力,從人身上而來的壓力其實是由巫術去掌控的,耶穌從不讓從人而來的壓力影響他的服事,他做父神讓他做的事,或者因著憐憫做事。

很簡單的建議,我會說,“我希望你閉上眼睛,定睛耶穌,從裡面仰望耶穌,期待他觸摸你。”現在,他的焦點已經從我轉向耶穌了,他的壓力已經不在我身上了,我要他的焦點定睛在主耶穌身上,期待領受從他那裡來的能力。當他這樣做的時候,神的同在運行就臨到了。同樣,我也不要專注在他身上,我把焦點定睛在耶穌身上,他的同在就會來臨,你會感覺到他恩膏的來臨。所有我們的服事必須是定睛在聖靈身上,我們跟他一起同工,讓他的心向聖靈敞開。聆聽聖靈的聲音,就很容易可以運行在他的大能裡面。你要讓他的眼目定睛在耶穌身上,尋求幫助。人們總是習慣定睛在你的身上,尋求你的幫助,他們是一個受害者,你是他們的拯救者,而事實不是這樣的。結果可能會是這樣:我是受害者,你是拯救者,你必須要拯救我,如果我沒有得自由,那就是你的錯。我就要去找一個更有恩膏的。同樣的,你要讓我得釋放,讓我得自由,我還是用一個受害者的身份去思想,而不是在神的能力中來思考。如何決定是我的責任,我要在信心裡面得自由,是我的信心要釋放神的大能。

“請上前來,讓我牽著你的手,閉上眼睛,把你的心向神敞開,神的大能就會臨到你。”我們的事工應該是從安息中開始,其實我沒有做很多,我隻是把他引到真正的答案面前,他可以感受到神的大能在他身上。我發現在我們服事的時候,那個恩膏是從我們裡面涌出來的,是聖靈的大能,當人們向神敞開的時候,會有恩膏臨到他們。我可以強烈的釋放神的大能,因為我們已經創造了這樣的一個可以服事的氛圍。

所有你不要想著有一個好的表現,要幫助人們處理他們的問題。如果你想著去解決問題,你就變成了拯救者,他是受害者,你就在扮演耶穌的角色。如果沒有任何事情發生,你就會覺得很糟糕,你也變成了受害者,認為為什麼沒有透過我帶給他自由。這就是一個問題,所以我們必須要有一個正確的焦點。我總是叫人們定睛在主身上,而不是我的身上。聖靈一起同工釋放自由,你就會發現聖靈的流動是很自然地釋放出來的。

在服事人的時候,我們需要認識到“我無法拯救他,我解決不了他的問題,這也不是我的責任。認識到這一點是很有幫助的,我是基督的代表,我把基督帶到他生命中,幫助他與基督連結。所以我的事工就是將他帶到能真正拯救他的那一位主面前。如果我總是認為“我要解決他的問題”, 我就會在一個壓力下,每一次都要找到正確的答案。可是如果我隻是幫助他與神連結的,我就可以放鬆,當你裡面是放鬆,安息的,你就會發現服事是最有效的。聖靈就像鴿子一樣,你一緊張,鴿子就飛走了。所以你裡面安歇,聖靈的恩膏就更容易流出。

現在讓我牽著她的手,這樣觸摸她。“閉上你的眼睛,仰望主耶穌,渴望他觸摸你,期待他與你同在。”現在我期待她定睛在主身上,我也定睛在主身上。主,我感謝你與我們同在。當你定睛在主耶穌身上的時候,你要怎麼做呢?我就想象主就站在我面前,非常靠近,我注視著他。耶穌說,“我看見父神所做的,我也去做。”透過這樣的方式,你的事工會很容易。讓人與神連結,你也與主相連,就會很自然的運行。聖靈就會降臨。很簡單。

我們還沒有進入到釋放裡,我隻是教導大家怎樣預備人的心進入到服事裡。當我們預備一個人的時候,就是預備他的心仰望主,准備領受神跡。不是要定睛在我要解決的問題上。這是你的問題,我與你一起同工帶來神的答案。這樣你就不會承受一個很大的服事的壓力,讓我們的思想都對焦在耶穌身上。當人的心預備好,轉向神的時候,你真的可以感受到神的同在臨到他們身上。當人的心沒有預備好,還缺少什麼的時候,聖靈就不見了。

我能牽著你的手嗎?你什麼都不需要做,隻是閉上眼睛,向主敞開你的心,就像打開門讓他進來一樣。“我現在所尋求的,是神的大能觸摸她。”每次我這樣做的時候,都能夠感覺到這人對神有多敞開。你可以感覺到神的靈臨到他們身上,或者你可以感到有些阻擋,水流不暢。現在神的靈來了,她很放鬆,這樣就非常容易服事。

有時你會感覺到一個無形的牆,你可以感受到那個抵擋,你必須要學會察覺這些不同點。約翰福音第七章38節告訴我們,“信 我 的 人 , 就 如 經 上 所 說 , 從 他 腹 中 要 流 出 活 水 的 江 河 來 。”聖靈是像河流一樣運行的,我所做的就是如何預備一個人的最根本的東西,什麼是他們必須要做的,我們要做的就是跟聖靈一起同工,讓聖靈可以自由的運行。

我要牽著他的手,我不是嘗試讓什麼事情發生,而是把焦點定睛在主耶穌身上,我能真實的感受到從天而來的能力在他身上,我唯一做的就是把他的焦點轉向那個源頭,我能看見那個水流,我也向那個水流敞開,所以這樣的服事事工不是很輕鬆嗎?我們不是要嘗試讓事情發生,我們要對聖靈所做的工作更敏感,對聖靈的流動更敏感,對聖靈的運行更敏感,一直不斷聆聽他所說的話。這樣,就不是你要去解決一個人的問題,而是與聖靈同工。我們還可以借著聖靈的能力趕鬼,我們還沒有進入趕鬼的階段,我隻是讓大家想到如何跟聖靈一起同工。阿門!

我不再繼續教,我要你嘗試一些練習,這是一個很好的操練,把你的筆記本放下,還是可以坐下來。我來演示一下。我們都是在靈裡服事,換句話說,有神的恩膏在我們身上,我們可以挑旺恩膏,我們可以挑旺聖靈的流動,所以接下來我們做這樣的操練。等一下我們會用強有力的方言禱告,挑旺我們靈裡面的人。我要你三個人一組,你可以去到會場所有的地方,每三個人一組。

我這裡有三個人,你是接福的人,你要睜開眼﹔你是領受的人,可以把眼睛閉起來﹔你是服事的人,你要釋放神的大能。接下來我們這樣做,我們一步步教導大家,第一步,“我能在你身上操練嗎?”“好,你盡力而為。”你閉上眼睛,牽著她的手,我要你方言禱告,方言禱告就會挑旺你的靈,還不需要做任何事情。他還沒有嘗試做,就已經發生了,聖靈已經在她身上了。你能感受到恩膏在她身上嗎?是的,是的,很強對不對?你正釋放神的大能到她身上,我們數1,2,3,你就吹氣。聖靈來了。

你剛剛有什麼樣的感覺?當你方言禱告的時候,你有沒有感覺內心有一個能力升起來?當你方言禱告的時候,你發現什麼樣的事情發生在她身上?她感覺有一個水流臨到她身上,她開始站立不穩。當你禱告的時候,她開始仰望神,你注意到聖靈開始臨到她。我們能夠敏銳的感覺到聖靈的運行是很重要的,然后你很容易釋放神的大能。從你裡面的能力,不是外在的力量,是借著我們的信心,從裡面釋放出來的力量。

你注意到你坐的位置是你沒有辦法推她的,有些人是想把她推倒。當你把她推倒的時候,你是在血氣裡面,你沒有依靠聖靈。你推人的話,聖靈會擔憂就離開了。你不需要推,人們不喜歡被推,你推他,他會推回來,沒有人喜歡被推倒。那不是服事,那是推人。好,我們三個人一組,我能在你身上練習呀?可以。牽著她的手,用方言禱告,放輕鬆,挑旺聖靈的水流,釋放神的大能。1,2,3,神的大能。看,這並不難,對不對?給她一點掌聲。

我可以牽著你的手嗎?如果我這樣為她禱告,我根本不可能推她,你也可以按在這裡。你要練習服事,不推人,學會釋放神的大能。我們沒有期待這樣的事發生,但是它就發生了,因為我們在聖靈的流動當中。觸摸她,觸摸她,當恩膏在釋放當中,邪靈就開始彰顯,感謝主,觸摸她。

我們還沒有時間看到問題的根本,事情就發生了,但我們跟聖靈一起同工,我們禱告,恐懼的靈離開她,奉主耶穌的靈,釋放她。感謝主。



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主啊,我們向你敞開我們的心,渴望你的觸摸,服事我們,教導我們,我們歡迎你,願神的國可以來到我們中間,今天早上我們仰望你,我們為你昨天所做的感謝你,也為你今天將要做的感謝你。在今天白天和晚上的聚會中,我們感謝你,珍惜你的同在,我們愛你在我們當中所做的,最重要的是我們把我們的心定睛在你的身上,今天早晨,我們把一切的尊榮都歸給你,感謝你。阿門!

(上節簡介)

今早我們要看的是心中的捆綁。我們很快的復習一些我們昨天所提到的,我們看到耶穌授膏,來釋放人自由,耶穌教導釋放,釋放其實是神國的彰顯,我們看到耶穌教導我們當邪靈被趕出后,會嘗試重新回到原來那個人的身上。這就是為什麼釋放的事工常常被人誤解,因為我們常常專注在趕鬼,而不是在處理這個人問題的本質。耶穌說,當鬼被從人的生命中趕出去的時候,那個鬼會嘗試回來再次佔有這個人的生命。這就是為什麼我們要處理的其實是他生命中根本的問題。

我們的角色不隻是要把鬼趕出去,而是要把這個人的生命從黑暗中帶到光明裡面,幫助他們在生命的旅程中與神同行。我們看到在以弗所書第四章中的經文講到,偷竊的不要再偷了。什麼時候小偷不再偷竊,是當他開始勞力工作,並開始給予出去。

昨天他們也提到邪靈可以通過什麼樣的方式進入到我們生命裡面。第一,透過合法的權利,當人違背神的律法,仇敵魔鬼就擁有了合法的權利進入到人的生命中去。記得耶穌的教導,那個魔鬼說“我要回到我的屋子裡去。”我昨天為那位姐妹禱告的時候,邪靈對我說,“她是屬於我的。”換句話說,邪靈在說這是我的屋子,我是有權住在這裡的。重要的是,當我們釋放人得自由的時候,我們要把邪靈合法居住在這裡的權利奪走,我等一下告訴大家如何做,很簡單。

對於每一個基督徒來說,主耶穌是我們生命中的主人,邪靈魔鬼無法擁有一個信徒。聖經告訴我們,我們是耶穌的寶血重價贖買回來的。代價已付,我們得自由。當我們心裡相信,口裡承認,主耶穌基督是我們的主人,我們是單單屬他的時候,我們就得救了。借著聖靈,我們從過去黑暗的國度進入到神的國度裡面,我們擁有我們的權利,有我們可以享受的福分。

記得我昨天呼召的時候,我引用了約翰福音第一章12節,“凡接待他的,就是信他名的人,他就賜他們權柄,作神的兒女。”當我們把我們的信放在基督身上,從法律的角度看,我們就可以真正成為他的后裔,他的兒子。所以邪靈無法擁有一個基督徒,他可能會侵佔基督徒生命中的某一個部分。

記得在我們做開始禱告中,我帶大家做一個信心的宣告,主耶穌是我生命的救主,是我的主,我是因著主耶穌的寶血贖買回來的,從咒詛,從邪靈和罪的轄制之下贖買回來的,我是單單屬於主耶穌的。這個信心的宣告就是預備人進入到釋放裡,當邪靈說“他屬於我”時,他就是在亂講,因為這人已經宣告他是屬於主耶穌的。有時在服事時,我也會提醒他他是屬於主耶穌的。所以邪靈進入人生命中最主要的方式就是透過這樣的合法的權利。

第二個邪靈進入人生命中的方式就是創傷的經歷。這個傷痛的經歷很深的影響了他們的情感。相似的經歷對不同的人有著不一樣的影響,之后我會再談這個創傷式的經歷。當一個人經歷了創傷性的經歷時,他裡面的驚嚇可能會給邪靈留下進入的機會。舉例來說,青少年在學校期間會有感受到極大壓力的經歷,這些經歷所造成的內在誓言或者錯誤的信念,常常會給仇敵魔鬼機會進入到他們生命中去。

第三個邪靈進入人生命中的方式,就是人對這些創傷性經歷的回應和反映。我們以后再講這一點。

昨天我們談到使人得自由的根基是什麼。首先,我們必須知道耶穌為我們所成就的是什麼。我們看到主耶穌在十字架上所成就的大功。所以從法律的角度講,耶穌在十字架上為我們贖買了什麼,這是我們必須要知道的,要講出來,還要對邪靈講出神的話。

其次,我們談到這個人必須要承擔的責任是什麼。我們講到他必須要認清問題,並要為這個問題承擔責任。必須要認罪,必須要悔改,必須要饒恕,棄絕從邪靈而來的任何捆綁以及與邪靈簽訂的任何協議。他們必須要做出來,在靈裡面興起抵擋魔鬼。雅各書第四章7節告訴我們,“故此你們要順服神,務要抵擋魔鬼,魔鬼就必離開你們逃跑了。”這個經文很清楚的說,我們必須要讓我們的生命跟神一致。“順服”在希臘文中的意思是“轉移我們的姿勢,對准”,這個意思就是我們要預備我們自己,然后降伏在主耶穌之下,我們就可以得勝。這個詞也是一個軍事的用詞,就是指我們降伏在主裡面就可以經歷得勝。當軍隊排列的時候,也代表他們排列整齊,准備打仗。

這是一個功能用詞,當聖經中講到“妻子順服丈夫,”這個順服不是講丈夫比妻子更優更好,或者妻子是更次等的,而是講他們要預備好,排列整齊,進入到爭戰裡面。所以順服,降伏神,代表我們的生活與神的關系有一個正確的次序。如果有要認罪的,認罪﹔如果有要饒恕的,饒恕﹔如果有捆綁轄制的,棄絕。降伏,就可以得勝。

第二個講的詞是抵擋魔鬼。剛才我們講到我們預備在神之下,跟他一起得勝。但是我們也預備好一個姿勢,來抵擋魔鬼,魔鬼必定要逃跑。你會發現經文中很多時候把這個責任放在我們的身上,我們必須站在預備好的地方,准備打仗。你要記住這個經文,你要預備人進入服事裡時會非常有用。我們的角色就是幫助他們與神站在一起,抵擋邪靈。

你可以看出,當一個人愛他的罪,沒有准備好棄絕他的罪,你就知道他沒有降伏神,也沒有准備要抵擋魔鬼。當一個人不願意饒恕的時候,他就沒有在神的秩序裡面,他不願意降伏,也沒有抵擋魔鬼,其實他就是站在魔鬼那一邊。

所以雅各書第四章7節是非常有趣的經文,當我們降伏神的時候,讓你的生命在神的秩序架構下,抵擋魔鬼。接下來他說要“親近神,他就會親近你”。所以這個人可以從過去在仇敵的轄制當中進入親近神的親密關系裡面,重點是這個轉變。

當我們在服事人的時候,我們要幫助他們認清在得自由的過程中他們自己所要做的部分,否則我們總是在營造一個受害者的心態,在裡面糾結,他覺得他是受害者,讓你成為拯救者。所以我們必須要建構他的信心,讓他相信他可以突破。我們也會來看怎麼做。

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今天我們要來看的是我們心中的捆綁可能會有哪些,我們應該怎樣破除這些捆綁,然后我們會回過來再談邪靈進入我們生命中的各種方式,我們會詳細探討每一個方式,幫助不同方式的人得醫治。我們現在來看的是心中的捆綁。

我們昨天讀到路加福音第十一章,拆毀壯士的盔甲,那個人才能得自由。箴言第四章23節,“你要保守你心,勝過保守一切。因為一生的果效,是由心發出。”你要成為你心的守望者,聖經告訴我們為什麼要謹慎的保守我們的心,因為你一生的果效,或者說你一生的界限,是由你的心來決定的。發生在你心裡的狀況,一定會在你今后的生活中顯現。耶穌說,當人說話,是說他心裡所想的。

箴言第四章這裡說一生的果效是由心發出的,所以我們不是以我們想的或是認為的方式來生活,而是在我們心裡的東西會發出來影響我們的生活。如果在你心裡有一個苦毒的根,這個根會像水流一樣玷污你生活中的每一個關系,那個水流是邪靈的能量充滿的水流,在你生命中的每一個部分這個苦毒的根都會出現,玷污你所有的人際關系。所以我們必須要認清問題,處理這個根。

很多時候在我們心裡的東西會借著我們的口說出來,或者通過我們的面容表情,或者是我們結出的果子表現出來。例如一個人是苦毒的,你若問他,“你苦毒嗎?”他一定說,“我不苦毒。”“你心中是不是有很深的憤怒和不饒恕?”“沒有,你怎麼會覺得我有。”可是如果你了解那些征兆,去尋找的話,你會發現很多人都非常苦毒。跟大家分享你要尋找的東西,這是苦毒的征兆。

苦毒的征兆有這些:

1) 這人的面容沒有喜樂。一個苦毒的人很難喜樂,喜樂也很難持久,因為他的心是苦的。

2) 有苦毒的人從面容就可以看出,他的臉看起來是酸酸的,而且越老,那種尖酸越明顯。有些人越老,越甜,充滿愛﹔而有些人越老,越嚇人。

3) 尖銳的言辭。苦毒的原文意思就是尖銳。尖銳的用詞會傷害人心,后面很有可能是苦毒。

4) 壓抑下的怒氣。當一個人苦毒的時候,他心裡實際上隱藏了很多的怒氣。你可以感覺到他們的不認同,可是他們不開口講任何東西。

5) 抱怨。抱怨這個,抱怨那個,總沒有辦法感恩喜樂。

6) 不感恩。苦毒的來源是因為我們的不饒恕和怒氣,不饒恕是要求對方償還,因此一個不饒恕的人沒有辦法為他所有的感謝,他總是說你要還我這個,還我那個。

7) 怪罪他人。一個充滿苦毒怒氣的人,常常會怪罪他人,把所有的不是都怪罪在別人身上。

8) 無法慶祝別人的成功。如果身邊的人得到升職,“為什麼是他,他不配。”沒有能力去慶祝別人的成功。

我用這個例子的目的就是告訴你,所有在我們心裡的東西,都會在我們的生活中顯露出來。不管你如何假裝壓抑或假裝這些東西不存在,它一定會從你心中發出來。如果你靈裡面是敏銳的,你甚至可以感受到它的運行。在那個人身上就是有這種壓力。

所以我們講到你一生的果效是由心發出來的。我要跟大家分享一些基本的,心裡面的捆綁是什麼,我們應該如何處理這些不同的捆綁。邪靈會附在這些心裡的捆綁上,加增這個人心裡的壓力。當我們服事人的時候,我們需要知道要處理心裡面的問題。我會給大家一個清單,是我常看到的一些心裡的困擾,就是影響人心和生命的捆綁。之后我們會講一些創傷性的經歷。

第一,不屬神的魂結。魂結是指一個人跟另外一個人的連結,這個魂結可以幫助他們很深的聯系彼此。神渴望我們跟人是有連結的,所以在我們生活當中這樣的連結是很重要的。就像孩子出生的時候跟母親有一個很深的連結,這樣他之后的生活會有一個安全感。所以孩子最初學會的技能就是連結,與母親連結,當然他以后也要學習跟母親分離。

當他們十五個月左右大的時候,總是緊緊的抓住媽媽,媽媽都會給他們喂奶,照顧他們,當他們兩歲大的時候,開始想要獨立,“不,不,我要自己。”這些都是正常發育。如果一個孩子與母親沒有連結,如果當初母親考慮過墮胎或不想要這個孩子,這個孩子在成長的過程中一直會有這樣的困擾。他會用不屬神的魂結的方式,跟人連結來滿足他裡面需要的安全感。

所以魂結是兩個人之間的連結,這個連結開始是很正面,很有幫助的﹔或者也可能這個連結是不屬神,不合神心意的。一個健康的,好的魂結,就是母親和孩子,丈夫和妻子,教會弟兄姐妹的連結都是好的,親密的友誼也是好的。這樣的連結是好的,因為讓你有親密的關系,我們受造就是要在一個連結的關系當中的。

仇敵魔鬼沒有創造新的東西,他都是扭曲神的創造。所以魂結也可以是不合神心意的。不合神心意的魂結就是指那個魂結是帶著毀滅性,負面的能量進入到人的生命中去的,那個連結是不健康的連結,是不合神心意的連結,這個連結可以使仇敵有機會玷污他們的生命。這樣不屬神的連結更常見,一個不合神心意的連結,導致仇敵魔鬼可以有地步進入到我們生命中玷污我們。

第一個不屬神的魂結的例子,就是在婚姻之外的任何性關系都會使人進入到這個連結裡。婚前的性行為會讓我們跟不同的性伴侶造成這種魂結,就像有一個無形的繩索將我們與過去的性伴侶綁在一起,我們的心也一直想要回去那個人身上,無法真正進入到婚姻當中。可能常常回憶過去一起做的事,或者一些性畫面,邪靈就用這種方式攪擾他的魂。當我們處理性方面的罪的時候,光是趕鬼是不夠的,我們必須要處理魂結,要破除這些不屬神的魂結。

箴言告訴我們,人所犯的罪就像一根線綁著他,我過去認為罪會像一根線把你纏繞住,現在我知道它好像一個無形的線,把你和當時的罪綁在一起,把你拉回到當時的情景。我們也可以與一位掌控的人有一個不屬神的連結,在一個掌控性的環境或掌控性的人之下,我們會不知不覺擁有這樣一個不屬神的魂結,而沒有辦法擺脫跟他之間的關系。就像一個依附的感覺,依附在那個人身上。這樣的不屬神的魂結需要被破除。

一個人也可以和一位虐待者有不屬神的魂結,雖然他經歷了很多從這人而來的傷害,可是他都沒有辦法擺脫離開這個人。或者人也會對他們迷戀的對象有不屬神的魂結。這也是我們在輔導時經常碰到的狀況。當一位弟兄去輔導姐妹的時候,過程可能會造成一種不健康,不合神心意的魂結產生。可能是弟兄對姐妹,也可能是姐妹對弟兄,都有可能。有時人會對已經死去的人有不屬神的魂結,比如對過去很親的奶奶,雖然奶奶已經去世了,他還沒有放下,還是與她連結在一起。

人們也可以與色情網絡和色情圖片有一個這樣不合神心意的魂結。當人看那些色情網絡或者色情影像的時候,透過這些影像會建立一個不合神心意的魂結,邪靈就透過這些進來了。這些色情畫面最可怕的就是它真的會改變你大腦的狀況,當你不斷去看這些東西的時候,你的大腦會產生一些新的連結路徑,當一個東西激發了他的情欲欲望的時候,他的思想就會跟著以前所看到的東西進入到邪惡敗壞的東西裡面。所以有這樣不合神心意的魂結也要砍斷。

對於連結這些影像的,連結這些網站的,因為他們可能會看這個網站上癮,他們可能會付錢進入這個網站,甚至會跟這個敗壞的靈開始協議,跟淫亂的靈開始交易。所以他們看的影像和上的網站可能會產生不合神心意的魂結。

對姐妹來說,可能是羅曼蒂克的性幻想。她們可能會迷戀一些偶像劇的男主角,或者她們會對一些教會的領袖有一些錯誤的想法,一些性幻想。那些拜偶像的,也會跟偶像有魂結。透過這些例子,我們看到人可以建立一些不健康,不好的魂結,也可以看到透過某種性幻想進入到一個轄制受捆綁的狀況裡。

當我們看到有不合神心意的魂結產生的時候,邪靈會透過這個不合神心意的魂結進入到這個人的心裡面,攪擾他,加增負面的能量。

我們應該怎樣解決不合神心意的魂結這個問題呢?非常簡單,有兩個步驟。第一,當事人必須要棄絕這個魂結。他要說出破除這個魂結的話語。他必須承認有不合神心意的魂結,然后棄絕它。他們要渴望轉離這個魂結,不是繼續持守在這個思想裡面。“奉主耶穌的名,我棄絕這個魂結,我棄絕我的魂跟這個東西的連結。不管是性伴侶或是圖像,或者是偶像,或者性幻想,或者是網站,我破除棄絕這個魂結。”

第二,當你服事人的時候,你的禱告就像在砍一個東西一樣。“奉耶穌的名,我破除這個魂結,我把這個連結剪斷。奉主耶穌的名,砍斷。”你可以想象你拿著聖靈的寶劍,把那個魂結砍斷。有時你會發現當你砍的那一霎那,邪靈會彰顯。過去跟不同的性伴侶產生的魂結,就想像有不同的線連結這些不同的性伴侶,就一一把他們砍斷。當你可以在腦子裡可以想象這些東西的時候,你的信心可以有一個對焦的方向。

另外一個跟魂結有關系的,很關鍵,我要補充一下,人們也會跟一個創傷性的經歷有魂結。當我們服事一位有創傷性經歷的人時,重要的是我們要讓他把這個魂結砍斷,就像這個人的記憶停留在當時的情景當中,因為那個事件產生了魂結,他們沒有辦法走出來。

第二個心裡的捆綁是我們裡面的苦毒和論斷。苦毒和論斷就是因著我們裡面的苦毒和憎恨所帶出來的論斷。這個苦毒論斷會在生命中形成一個種與收的不斷重復的循環。舉例來說,“你不能相信男人,男人總是讓你失望。”“你不能相信女人,女人掌控性很強。”“不能相信領袖,因為領袖總是不公義的對待你。”“不要相信任何人,人們總是讓你失望。”這些都是論斷,苦毒的論斷經常的用詞就是“總是”,“從不”。經常有這樣論斷的話語,“我永遠不會成功的,我總是失敗,我做的沒有一件事是好的。”

我所說的例子總有一些負面的東西在裡面。當我們心裡有苦毒,因著這個苦毒所做的論斷,就像一個負面的信心,我們就開始吸引我們所論斷的結果進入我們生命裡面來。希伯來書第十二章14,15節,“你們要追求與眾人和睦,並要追求聖潔。非聖潔沒有人能見主。又要謹慎,恐怕有人失了神的恩。恐怕有毒根生出來擾亂你們,因此叫眾人沾染污穢。”從毒根來的論斷是因著我們裡面受傷而作出的錯誤回應。可能你被一兩個男人傷害后,你就論斷所有的男人都是這個樣子。耶穌在馬太福音第七章1,2節告訴我們,“你們不要論斷人,免得你們被論斷。因為你們怎樣論斷人,也必怎樣被論斷。你們用什麼量器量給人,也必用什麼量器量給你們。”

當我們面對我們生命中慘痛和悲傷的經歷時,我們可以有兩種回應,我們可以釋放審判,也可以釋放恩典。如果你選擇釋放審判,你就開啟了這個你論斷也被論斷的這種種與收的循環論斷的法則。例如一位婦人苦毒論斷她的父親,通常會吸引一位就像她父親一樣的男人,就像她裡面有一個信念“男人都是這樣的”,這就是她會吸引一位類似她苦毒論斷的人。你會發現這樣的事情會常常見到,他生命中所面對的問題就是他原生家庭所要逃避的東西。

我曾為一位婦人禱告,她心裡非常苦毒,因為她是母親領養的。她整個的人生都因為這個被負面影響了,我發現她自己也做同樣的事情,她人生當中所收到的其實是她在原生家庭所種的。當你論斷一個人或一件事的時候,你開啟了你生命中這個種與收的法則。所以一位婦人論斷自己的父親,很容易吸引一個跟她父親一樣的人。一個人論斷自己的母親,長大后就會像她媽媽一樣,總是憤恨的樣子。

所以苦毒的根是我們需要處理的。苦毒的論斷是一種回應,是因著過去慘痛的經歷而得出的論斷。問題是,人們經常忘記他們在經歷慘痛經歷時他們所做的論斷,一旦他們做了這樣的論斷之后,這個論斷就給仇敵魔鬼空間可以運行在他的生命當中,並開啟了這個種與收的循環法則。

怎樣從這種論斷中得自由呢?首先,他們要知道他們在論斷,承認自己的傷痛,饒恕他們生氣的對象,破除論斷,棄絕論斷。“奉主耶穌的名,我破除所有我在苦毒當中對我父親所做的論斷,我棄絕對所有男人所做的苦毒論斷,我釋放,饒恕,祝福。”當這樣的事情做完之后,你們可以說,“我奉主耶穌的名,我破除你生命中的這種論斷,我破除這個種與收的循環,苦毒的靈離開。”因為在這背后一定有邪靈綁在一起。

另外一個心裡的捆綁就是“內在誓言”。誓言是我們做的承諾,內在誓言就是我們對自己所做的承諾,也常常是我們在受傷中對自己做的宣告。通常是“我以后永遠不怎樣怎樣。”或者“我以后一定要如何。”就像我們對自己發誓。當我們做了內在誓言,這個誓言會轄制你的生命,因為邪靈附在這個誓言上面。人們經常會忘記自己的誓言,所以內在誓言背后經常會有苦毒的根,在人的生命裡越來越深。

給大家一個例子。一位婦女來到我教課的一個聖經學校,帶著她的丈夫和嬰兒。她說,“我要感謝你對內在誓言的教導。”我問她什麼事情。她說,“我有兩個孩子,第一個孩子懷孕時,非常辛苦,我有內在誓言永遠不再生孩子了。可是孩子出生后,我忘記了我曾經的想法,當我想要第二個孩子的時候,我們嘗試過,可是流產了三次。后來我來聖經學校學習,當我聽到內在誓言的時候,我棄絕了那個內在誓言,我破除之前我所做的誓言。那年年底,我懷孕了,生了第二個孩子。如果不是處理了我的內在誓言,我是不會有這個孩子的。”

她對自己發誓永遠不生了,所以她的身體回應她的誓言,拒絕了三次她的孩子。如果一位婦女重復流產數次,可以考慮是否跟內在誓言有關系。流產也可能跟拜偶像有關系。

怎樣處理內在誓言呢?當事人必須要了解這個傷痛,必要時,釋放饒恕,棄絕,破除內在誓言。你可以說,“奉主耶穌的名,我破除這個內在誓言,我釋放你,從內在誓言中得自由。”很簡單。

背后可能還有邪靈,可能是恐懼的靈或者苦毒的靈,但是內在誓言本身是很容易破除的。當這人願意棄絕內在誓言的時候,你就說,“奉主耶穌的名,我砍斷破除這個內在誓言所帶來的影響。”有時釋放立刻就會發生。

我記得曾為一位弟兄禱告,他非常富有,但是他內心非常有競爭性,他裡面靜不下來,無法安息。當我們跟他交談分享的時候,發現他來自非常貧窮的家庭,他上學所穿的衣服讓他覺得很羞愧,他就有了一個內在誓言,“我永遠不要再窮。”我要努力工作,賺很多的錢。現在他已經很有錢了,他無法停止工作,也無法享受他所擁有的。因為在他心裡,他認為他是窮的,因著這個內在誓言催逼著他不斷的工作,不管他賺多少錢,總是不夠,繼續工作賺更多。所以他的這個生活模式使家庭受到很大傷害,他必須要棄絕這個內在誓言,釋放他童年經歷的憂傷和悲痛。

另一個心裡的捆綁是咒詛的言語。咒詛的言語就是對一個人負面的宣告。箴言第十八章21節告訴我們,“生死在舌頭的權下。”有兩種咒詛的言語,第一,咒詛自己。人會講一些咒詛自己的話,他對自己的心說負面的,毀滅性的話。例如死亡的意念。“我希望我死掉算了。”當人們在極大的傷痛裡面,他會有這樣死亡的念頭。這樣他就跟死亡的靈有了一個協議,會影響他們的生命,麻痺他們的心。這是個非常重要的領域要處理。

通常被性虐待,性侵犯的,或在關系中被遺棄的,被虐待的,他們希望死掉算了。在長期的壓力和傷痛經歷中,他可能會有一個自殺的念頭。他們可能忘記自己曾經說過,可是很多年后,他們發現他們的心是麻痺的,沒有辦法經歷神,經歷關系的喜樂。

人可能對自己的生命宣告挫敗的話語,“我沒有用, 我很笨,我總是不夠好。”這些言語會成為他們心中不屬神的核心信念。就像苦毒的論斷,“沒人會愛我,沒人會接納我,我是沒人要的。”這些很短的一句話,可是它會成為我們心中的核心信念,它會成為邪靈居住的屋子。當你相信謊言的時候,陰間的靈和死亡的靈就可以進來攪擾。

這種咒詛的言語也可以是來自別人的。例如你父母對你說的話,或者有權柄的人所說的話,像老師,屬靈領袖。我們有屬靈權柄的要非常謹慎,因為我們很容易咒詛別人,講一些負面的令人挫敗的言語。挫敗的言語或者給人貼標簽,就像以弗所書講的從魔鬼而來的火箭,進入人心裡面。

有些人在成長過程中,可能有經歷過學校霸凌或羞辱,老師可能跟他說,“你好笨,以后不會有出息的,你不會及格的,你是失敗者。”如果這個人相信老師對他說的話,這個言語就會進入到他心裡,因為他同意了這樣的言語。這個謊言就會成為他的信念,並開始掌控他的生命。當你跟人在一起,處理人的各種狀況時,也要處理這些人相信的咒詛,或者失敗的言語。

我最近為一位教會的領袖禱告,她的父親來自於一個很大的家族,當時家裡很窮,隻能讓一個男孩讀書,她的父親很聰明,當家裡沒有錢讓他讀大學,她的父親因著無法讀書感到非常的苦毒。他覺得是父母奪走了他求學的機會。現在他唯一的女兒,他給她很大的壓力,要她完成他曾經的夢想,不管她有多麼好的成績,總是不夠好。總是給這個女兒壓力,不管她做什麼,他總是挑她的毛病,說她可以做得更好。這個女孩成長過程中是缺乏愛,呵護和肯定的,她有一個信念就是我永遠不夠好。對她的父親有一個苦毒論斷的根。

可是我看她的領導能力的時候,我問她在教會承擔的事工﹔猜猜她做了什麼, 她給會友們很大的壓力,嘗試他們有好的表現,好的生命,就像她父親對她一樣。每一次都挑會友的毛病,他們做什麼都不夠好。她生命裡的苦毒已經發出來了,因為不管她怎麼做,都不夠好。邪靈借著她心中的這些錯誤的信念,開始攪擾她的生命。

這是一些心裡的捆綁,人們需要從中釋放得自由。另外可能臨到人身上的咒詛,就是在隱秘處對人發的咒詛。比如一個人過去經歷過性侵犯,那個人跟她講,“你不許跟任何人講。你跟任何人講,你必須要承擔家庭破滅的責任,你就害死了自己的父親或者母親。”這個在隱秘處做的誓言,會帶給人非常大的問題。當你禱告服事一些有性侵犯經歷的人時,他們身上常常會有這個隱藏的誓言,結果是她們活在死亡和攪擾的靈的轄制裡面。他們很憤怒,因為她們想跟別人講,但是她又害怕講了之后家庭會崩潰。所以她的裡面有很大的拉扯和絕望。

要處理這些東西非常容易,不管是言語的咒詛,自己對自己的咒詛,或別人對他的咒詛,或者在隱秘處的內在誓言。我們要承認這是咒詛,當事人必須要釋放饒恕,饒恕傷害他們的人,然后棄絕這個咒詛,棄絕我在隱秘處所做的誓言,我棄絕這樣的誓言,我棄絕我對自己咒詛的言語,我拒絕對我所說的負面話語。當事人棄絕完之后,你就可以奉主耶穌的名,破除這個咒詛,命令所有和這個咒詛有關的邪靈離開。

這可能是在人身上的重擔,你會發現在我們心裡的捆綁其實會影響我們的生命。下一堂我們會談創傷性的經歷,創傷性的經歷怎樣影響人的身心。這些心裡的捆綁,如果你可以認出它們,魂結,苦毒的根,內在誓言,咒詛和自我咒詛,或者是別人對我們所說的咒詛的話語。如果我們清楚知道有這些東西在我們裡面,我們可以破除它們,砍斷它們,使這個人得到自由。阿門!

非常容易,認出問題,讓當事人拒絕,然后破除它的能力,命令所有跟這些東西有連結的邪靈離開。可是如果你不知道這些東西在他心裡面存在,你嘗試做釋放,邪靈會用各種的捆綁來抵擋你。如果我們把它的盔甲和它所居住的架構拆毀,邪靈一定要走了。所以釋放事工不是隻趕鬼,是看這人的生活和內心的情形,拆毀仇敵所居住的屋子,然后再趕鬼。

在我們其中一堂的時候,我會給大家一個清單,服事人時需要了解什麼。當一個人帶著他的問題來到你面前時,如果你腦子裡有這個清單,你會知道需要尋找什麼。很多時因為我們不知道要找什麼,所以我們嘗試去處理外在的問題而不是心裡的問題﹔可是一生的果效是從心裡發出來的,如果有魂結,砍斷魂結﹔如果有苦毒論斷的根,砍斷﹔如果有內在誓言,砍斷﹔ 如果有咒詛的言語,砍斷!如果與創傷性的記憶有連結,砍斷!這樣,我們就能讓這人輕鬆地得自由。阿門!



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上一課我們講的是心中問題的根源。我們解釋了心裡的捆綁有哪些,當人們經歷困難時,通常會有什麼樣的心理反應,會形成什麼樣的心裡捆綁。如果我們不處理心裡的問題,就無法釋放人們得自由。

我們分享了心會被什麼東西捆綁,不屬神的魂結,苦毒論斷的根,對未來負面的期待,內在誓言,創傷性的經歷,咒詛的言語,所有這些都會帶來心裡的捆綁。當我們帶領人們得自由的時候,我們需要知道他們心裡的捆綁,然后處理這些捆綁,這並不困難,最重要的是在他心裡建造正確的架構。

我們繼續看合法的權利,邪靈進入我們生命中的最主要的三個方式,因為犯罪給仇敵魔鬼合法進入的權利,要處理這些也是很容易的,當你明白其中的關鍵和秘訣時,你就會了解如何與人同工,你的釋放果效也會有很大的提高。

合法的權利是人的生命裡給予魔鬼合法的地步,仇敵魔鬼認為這是他給我的地方。通常是因為罪的緣故,不管是刻意還是不小心違背了神的律法。邪靈是沒有能力勝過人的,他們用欺哄帶人進入到犯罪裡面,然后違背神的律法。我們看一些主要的合法權利,並教大家如何處理。

1)家族歷代的咒詛和罪孽。咒詛是一個靈裡的力量,它會不斷的運行直到被制止。罪孽是一種向問題或失敗的方向彎曲,扭曲的傾向。家族歷代的咒詛和罪孽是從家族中遺傳下來的。從自然的角度看,當你看醫生時,醫生會問你家族的病史﹔你去辦保險的時候,他們也會問你家族的病史﹔因為他們知道我們有一些疾病和軟弱是家族遺傳下來的。神也是這樣看我們的,一代代傳下來的。靈界的影響也可以從一代延續到另一代。

所以當你違背了神的律法,為邪靈打開了大門,你的后代也會因著這個受影響。出埃及記第二十章告訴我們拜偶像的后果,3至6節,“除了我以外,你不可有別的神。不可為自己雕刻偶像,也不可作什麼形像仿佛上天,下地,和地底下,水中的百物。不可跪拜那些像,也不可事奉它,因為我耶和華你的神是忌邪的神。恨我的,我必追討他的罪,自父及子,直到三四代,愛我,守我誡命的,我必向他們發慈愛,直到千代。”

這裡神講明拜偶像的影響是歷代的影響。所以罪孽的傾向代表的是家族中罪孽的扭曲從一代傳到下一代。這裡講三四代,就包括了你,你的父親,你的祖父和曾祖父,這四代裡包括了很多人。申命記第二十三章,私生子帶來的咒詛會影響十代。申命記第二十三章也講到亂倫的關系會帶來十代之久的咒詛。簡單的說就是這一代的罪會對后代有影響。

所以邪靈進入家族裡面,因為從血緣的角度,從法律的角度,你都是跟這個家族有連結的,邪靈就有權利進入你的生命影響你。很多時我們為人禱告,發現他們問題的根源其實不是他們,而是之前的上一代或上上一代。所以家族中有人過去是拜偶像的,行邪術或通靈的等等,都會向邪靈敞開,讓邪靈進入到家族裡面來。

我們當然不是要為我們父母所做的負責,我們隻需要為我們自己做的負責。但是他們所做的事情的結果,我們可能會經歷。這樣問題的模式是怎樣一代代相傳的呢?有些是通過DNA遺傳下來的,科學家還沒有了解罪是如何影響我們的DNA的,有些是與遺傳有關的,有些是因為邪靈在我們的家族裡面,有些行為是跟父母學的。我們必須要了解耶穌已經為我們破除了咒詛和罪孽。

給大家一個歷代家族咒詛的例子。在紐西蘭有一位女士請我為她禱告。我問她,“你的問題是什麼?”她就告訴我她的問題。我常常會問,“這個問題是什麼時候開始的?”因為這會告訴我們是不是一個家族歷代的問題。她的問題是,在她的心思意念中經常會有性的攪擾,邪惡的性幻想。她是一位單身的基督徒。我說,“你有沒有過性犯罪?”“沒有。”“你有沒有經歷過性侵犯?”“沒有。”“這個問題有多久了?”“我一生都有這個問題。”

當她說“我一生都有這個問題,或很小就有的時候,就很有可能是家族歷代的問題。”我就問她,“你家族的狀況如何?”她跟我講到,她的祖父母是到中國去的宣教士,他們有一兒一女,他們送兒女去到另一個省上學,當30年代日本侵略中國的時候,這個省份被日本人管轄,這個女孩被日本兵性侵犯,當時她12,13歲左右。最后這個孩子被救出來了,她的父母也都離開了那個宣教會場。后來這個女孩長大結婚,有了一個女兒,就是要我禱告的這一位姐妹。后來這位姐妹的父母離婚了,其實這並不意外,因為她帶著被性侵的創傷。那個時代,人們不講這些,都是壓抑在心裡。

所以當她被性侵的時候,邪靈進入了家族裡,這個年輕的女孩在成長的過程中,受到攪擾的原因就在這裡了。這個婦女所面臨的問題,並不是因為她做了什麼,而是因為發生在她母親身上的事情。讓邪靈可以進入到家族裡面,借著家族的遺傳臨到她的身上。我帶她一起禱告,饒恕這些日本士兵,做認同禱告,破除家族中的咒詛。她就得釋放,心思意念就清晰了。

我有為很多人禱告,他們問題的根源都是歷代家族性的。年輕的男女,他們的靈魂被仇敵魔鬼深深的攪擾,並不是因為他們做了什麼,而是因為他們家族歷代的問題﹔特別是跟拜偶像,通靈等跟靈界有關的,或跟性侵犯有關的問題。門就打開了,咒詛就進入了家族裡面。

當你服事人的時候,試圖解決他們生命中的問題,要了解他們的問題什麼時候發生的。他們需要為他們自己的生命負責,就像這位婦女一樣,她的問題是她自己的問題,她需要與邪靈爭戰。這個問題的根源其實是家族歷代流傳下來的。當你服事人的時候,要嘗試厘清這個問題是不是有家族歷代的根源。

我記得有一次在一個教會的學校裡,我們發現一個有趣的事情,所有的孩子必須要背誦聖經。學校中有三個學生,什麼書都可以背誦,就是聖經背不下來。其中有兩個來自同一個家庭,另一個來自另一個家庭,他們都背不了經文。他們學了,忘了,沒辦法可以留在腦子裡。他們學習其它的東西都沒有問題。我就禱告求問神,為什麼這些孩子學不會經文。

有一天我來到學校,發現這兩家的父親過去是在同濟會,他們都是同濟的人,他們效忠於同濟會。邪靈因此就進入了他們的家庭,孩子什麼都沒有做,但是邪靈就攔阻他們領受,理解,記住這些屬靈的東西。他們破除了同濟的咒詛就可以背誦經文了。就像裡面的困惑和混亂離開了,沒有什麼激烈的表現,他們就是可以開始背誦經文了。這是我第一次經歷咒詛透過家族臨到孩子身上。

我曾為很多人禱告,他們的問題都是來自於家族性的。如果你看他們的族譜,有些問題很容易看出來。如果你禱告讓問題顯明,有時問題突然就會顯明出來。有邪靈或咒詛運行的家族通常會有些征兆,我給大家一個咒詛運行的例子,你應該尋找哪些征兆。如果你看他的族譜,你尋找這些模式,這些都記載在申命記第二十八章。

我們很快的看一下,如果有咒詛在家族裡面,他們家族中經常會有精神的疾病,或有慢性病的遺傳,或家族中有流產,無法生育或者婚姻家庭的破裂﹔或者財務上的虧損,常常有意外發生﹔或者有暴力性是死亡和自殺﹔很多被虐待和不公平對待的現象﹔無法安靜下來,總是到處走動﹔很多家族成員有邪靈攪擾的問題。

所以當你在服事一個人的時候,要厘清問題的根源是什麼,因為很多是家族歷代遺留的問題。如何處理家族歷代的咒詛呢?其實很簡單,幾個步驟:

首先要認出這是家族歷代的咒詛。我們會跟他說,這是你家族歷代的問題,現在臨到你的身上,你作為當事人必須要做的是,認同禱告,代表家族棄絕這個咒詛。如果他們自己也有參與在這裡面,就要求神赦免饒恕他們的罪。他們也要饒恕為邪靈打開門的家人。要釋放饒恕,要把主耶穌的十架放在他和他的家族的遺傳中間,求主耶穌釋放他們。

如果你為一個有家族歷代咒詛的人禱告,可以這樣禱告:

1)宣告信仰

“天父,我奉主耶穌的名來到你面前,我宣告主耶穌是我的主,是我生命的主,我是他的寶血重價贖買回來的,從所有的咒詛贖買回來,從所有的邪靈贖買回來,從所有的罪孽贖買回來,我單單屬於主耶穌。”

2)認同禱告

“我代表我的家族,棄絕這個咒詛,破除它的能力,破除我的家族與邪靈達成的任何協議,我破除任何將我們的孩子獻給廟宇神靈的協議。如果我有參與這個行為,求你赦免我。我將主耶穌十架放在我和我的家族中間。我饒恕為邪靈打開門的家人,求主釋放我,撒旦從我生命中離開。奉主耶穌的名禱告。”

通過我們信仰的宣告,破除我們過去所做的協議,預備好我們自己,然后宣告破除這個咒詛,最后,釋放饒恕。這人就要仰望神,仰望耶穌,得到自由。

你看到我所做的禱告,其實都包含了我們剛才所說的得自由的根基。信仰的宣告,就是認出我們的問題並為此承擔責任,認罪悔改,釋放饒恕,棄絕抵擋魔鬼。禱告的順序和用詞並不重要,但要了解這個過程並處理它。

通常在你帶領他們做這個禱告的時候,邪靈就開始彰顯。所以你要做的就是,奉主耶穌的名,破除這個家族的咒詛。這個咒詛就像一條無形的線,帶著權柄的能力宣告破除,不需要很大聲,但要堅定。這並不困難。

你要明白這個事工的流程,人犯罪的時候就與邪靈簽訂了合法的協議,透過我們的禱告,砍斷這個協議﹔宣告我們在基督裡的信心,把我們的罪帶到光中,破除罪所帶來的一切后果,仰望耶穌,使我們得自由。

記住要依靠聖靈來引導你,不用擔心講對每一個字,否則你就是方法導向而不是聖靈引導了。

第二個常見的問題就是參與通靈和邪術的行為。申命記第十八章9至13節,“你到了耶和華你神所賜之地,那些國民所行可憎惡的事,你不可學著行。你們中間不可有人使兒女經火,也不可有佔卜的,觀兆的,用法術的,行邪術的,用迷術的,交鬼的,行巫術的,過陰的。凡行這些事的都為耶和華所憎惡。因那些國民行這可憎惡的事,所以耶和華你的神將他們從你面前趕出。你要在耶和華你的神面前作完全人。”

人們對靈界有一種好奇和恐懼,現在的主流媒體正在試圖透過很多的奇幻,超自然的現象影響年輕人。這個時代渴望經歷超自然的事情,之前的時代也有害怕超自然的事情。各個不同的文化中都有人對靈界的好奇感,他們想要接觸靈界有幾個目的。第一,希望得到靈界的保護。他們害怕這些邪靈,所以向他們獻祭。可是他卻不知道當他向邪靈獻祭的時候,是把自己獻給邪靈,或者是跟他們交易。

任何人向偶像獻祭,或者向任何邪靈獻貢品的時候,就陷入了跟邪靈交換的關系裡。在這樣的協議中,邪靈就有了合法的權利進入他的生命中。交易就是協議,當他拜的那一刻,獻貢品的那一刻,就是進入與邪靈交換的協議中。

交換的東西就是保護,祝福。財務上的,生命中的,健康上的祝福﹔或者從靈界得來的能力可以勝過他的敵人。不管你去到哪一個文化中,都會發現有人渴望跟靈界接觸。

跟靈界接觸有兩個部分,第一,佔卜,就是算命。華人最愛算命。當他們成為基督徒的時候,他們也希望有一個基督徒的算命。算命就是透過靈界尋找引導。這個引導有多准確呢?靈界中的連結是很緊密的,就像一個邪靈的網絡,他們有連結可以彼此溝通。當你與靈界溝通的時候,你其實不是在跟你的親戚的靈連結。聖經告訴我們,人必有一死,死亡之后就是審判。

所以人連結的是一個熟悉的靈,它對你的家庭狀況非常熟悉,它得到資訊都是正確的。邪靈會觀察人,知道他們所做的事。當你去找一位通靈的人,想知道你已死的家人的狀況,他給你的資訊可能是很准確的。在這個過程中,你已經邀請了邪靈進入你的生命中,對你的生命說話。

邪靈不知道你的未來,你生命中的某些領域是向他們敞開的,他會看到神要帶給你生命的東西,他們想要攔阻神對你的祝福。所以一個人找算命的人並聽他們的話,這個人就是聽從了邪靈的話,讓邪靈有能力影響他的環境。這種模式會上癮,這人做任何重要的決定的之前,都要去找算命師,算命師的掌控非常強。國外這種人稱為“通靈師”,人們打電話給通靈師,其實就是熟悉的靈透過人在運行。

另一種行邪術的就是巫術或稱靈界的能力。那些行邪術的經常是因為他們被拒絕,非常難過,他們渴望擁有能力。行邪術的行為是很上癮的,當人跟邪靈連結起來的時候,他們渴望更多更多的能力。每一個文化中,都有行邪術的人,越是原始的文化,行邪術的能力越大,甚至可以控制整個村落。

在馬可波羅的時代,馬可波羅遇見一位名叫Kublai Khan的蒙古人,他是成吉思汗的爸爸,他告訴馬可波羅,“我覺得基督教對我的國家有幫助,我願意接納基督教。”這是歷史上重要的一刻。但是他接著說,“你看看我的周圍,有非常多的術士,他們有非常大的能力。他們可以讓杯子飛起來到你面前,他們可以改變天氣,我擔心他們會殺了我。所以你回去帶一百個人來,他們知道如何運行在神的大能裡面,可以勝過這些術士的巫術。我跟我的國家會轉向基督。”

這是歷史上非常關鍵的一刻,當馬可波羅回去之后,派了兩個人回來,不是一百個,其中一人在途中死亡,這個國家沒有轉向基督。后來我們看到成吉思汗攻略了整個亞洲。福音有可能在一百年前影響這個國家,可是因著這些術士的轄制無法進入。

我們這個時代也碰到這樣的問題。我在聖經學院教書的時候,有一位年輕人非常喜歡玩一種網絡游戲,魔獸世界,這是在年輕人中經常在玩的游戲。這個游戲是一個角色扮演的游戲,這位年輕人扮演的就是巫師,他打敗敵人就會增加他的能力。他對這個游戲非常上癮,同時也在邪靈的轄制下。

我告訴他耶穌的話,你如果看到一個婦人,在心裡面動了淫念其實你就是犯了奸淫。換句話說,耶穌教導我們,在你心裡生出來的東西,其實在靈界裡已經釋放出來了。一個人可以在心裡面犯奸淫的罪了,卻沒有奸淫的行為。他將他的生命向奸淫的靈敞開,你的想象力其實是進入到靈界的門。

將自己放在這個游戲中,就是把自己獻給邪靈,巫術的靈進入到你生命裡面。我帶著他棄絕這個游戲,棄絕他在這個游戲中所扮演的角色。當他這樣做的時候,邪靈就彰顯在他臉上,他倒在地上,開始尖叫,后來我們就讓他得到釋放。雖然他沒有真的投身在邪術巫術裡面,但是透過這個游戲所扮演的角色,他也進入到了這裡面。

后來我們做呼召的時候,有兩百個學生從網絡游戲的捆綁中釋放得自由。這些人來到教會學院學習,將來是要做教會領袖的,可是在他們個人生活中參與這些游戲,就是參與在了巫術當中。我們要了解邪術可能是下一代所面臨的非常大的問題。媒體和電影中充斥了這些東西,非常吸引年輕人。

我所講的對巫術網絡游戲上癮的情況同樣也適用於暴力游戲。在發現頻道播出的一個節目中,他們採訪了一位殺死自己父母的年輕人,他心裡面對父母有很深的苦毒,因為他是被領養的。雖然他的父母嘗試要照顧他,他的苦毒沒有消失。在他青少年期間,在自己房間裡看了很多電視電影,他想象自己就是“駭客任務”裡面的角色。有一天他就用槍把父母殺了。

凶殺案讓人震驚,但其實這個計劃在他心中早就形成了。我看他在電視中的訪談,他裡面有家族私生的問題,對父母領養他的苦毒,遭遺棄的靈,長期的憎恨在心裡面。透過想象力和幻想,開啟了他生命中凶殺的靈。如果有人知道如何幫助他的話,幫助他解決歷代家族遺留的問題和他幻想的問題,他不至於走到這個地步。

我們如何處理行邪術的罪呢?非常簡單,他必須要承認他參與這種事情,然后認罪悔改,棄絕他們跟邪靈所做的任何協議,破除跟邪靈的協議。不管是自殘或邀請邪靈進來或任何程度的參與,都需要棄絕,仰望耶穌,使他們釋放得自由。

如果我帶人禱告,我會從信仰的宣告開始,

“父神,我奉主耶穌的名來到你面前,我宣告耶穌基督是我生命的救主,是我生命的神,我是耶穌寶血重價贖買回來的,從咒詛贖買回來,從邪靈贖買回來,從罪的能力中贖買回來。主,我向你承認,我過去參與過邪術,通靈的行為,求你赦免我,我棄絕,破除所有與邪靈所做的協議,我拒絕這些靈。主,我饒恕那些傷害我的人,我求你使我得自由,撒旦離開我的生命。奉主耶穌的名。”

跟得自由的根基所經過的過程非常相似。當你了解了其中的過程時,應用在不同的地方就很容易了。可能句子的用詞或順序會有一些不同,聖靈會帶領你如何做。你應如何服事呢?首先,破除與邪靈的協議。第二,命令邪靈離開。奉主耶穌的名,我破除所有與邪靈的協議,我破除他跟這個游戲的魂結,我破除他跟邪靈的連結。有時當我們破除這個連結的時候,邪靈立刻就開始彰顯。你就馬上命令邪靈離開。

使用我們今天所講的自由的根基架構,首先是承認罪,然后認罪悔改,棄絕協議,釋放對人的饒恕,並求主釋放他們,抵擋魔鬼。你破除咒詛,破除跟仇敵所有的協議,命令邪靈出來。很直接。

第三,性方面的犯罪。

性方面的罪可以使我們的生命向邪靈敞開。原因是:神有一個設定好的法則,透過性親密,二人成為一體。當一人跟另一人發生性關系的時候,他們的靈魂產生連結。哥林多前書第六章16,17節告訴我們,“豈不知與娼妓聯合的,便是與她成為一體嗎?因為主說,二人要成為一體。但與主聯合的,便是與主成為一靈。”18節,“你們要逃避淫行。人所犯的,無論什麼罪,都在身子以外。惟有行淫的,是得罪自己的身子。”換句話說,有東西會進入到身體裡面。路加福音第四章33至36節講到在會堂裡有污鬼,不潔的靈在人裡面。

性犯罪可以在不同的方面影響人。1)與性關系的對象有一個不合神心意的魂結產生。2)他們所做之事的記憶和影像會出現在腦海裡。3)當他們的關系破裂時,在心裡的反映。所以當有性關系的兩人分手后,心裡會有很深的憂傷。因著這個傷痛,人們就會對男人或女人產生苦毒的論斷,內在誓言,甚至死亡之願來試圖減低傷痛。4)邪靈進入生命影響他。

性犯罪對人影響很深,神希望我們能夠潔淨,單單敬拜他。有很多陷入性犯罪的人發現,當他們敬拜神的時候,很難投入,總有不潔淨的畫面進入他們的腦海裡。性犯罪帶來的最不好的結果就是會有這樣的圖像烙印在腦海裡。從這裡得自由的旅程需要一些時間。

我們在處理性犯罪的時候,我們要從靈裡面處理,第一就是要認罪悔改,將邪靈趕出去。第二處理魂結的部分,他跟那個對象產生的魂結。第三需要處理的是魂裡面的被玷污。對他的受傷所做的反應,或者對傷痛的記憶。透過認罪悔改,他的罪立刻得到赦免,立刻得釋放。但心意的更新需要時間,要讓他慢慢的勝過情欲的誘惑,開始追求神聖和潔淨。

聖經很清楚的告訴我們性犯罪的危險,為什麼聖經這樣強烈的警告我們,不是因為這個罪比其它罪更嚴重。性犯罪是罪,它影響的是我們跟神之間的親密關系,以及跟人之間的親密關系。神創造我們要有一個連結的關系,他給我們能力可以用親密的行為表達愛,當我們犯了性方面的罪時,它影響了我們親密的能力和感受被愛的能力,影響我們建立好的關系,不斷的玷污影響我們的心思意念。

我們需要認清這幾個罪的部分。教會應該針對這幾個領域有清晰的態度,這個問題比我們想象的更嚴重。性犯罪通常伴隨著隱藏和羞恥,很多問題都是隱藏起來的,人們在不潔淨的光景中受到很深的攪擾,他們把自己封閉起來,卻又感到孤立。

性犯罪的一些例子包括婚姻之外的性關系,同性戀,色情,習慣性的手淫,肛交或者是虐待的性行為,淫亂,亂倫,奸淫,人獸交,扭曲的性幻想。其實聖經講到很多這些東西,我們要學會如何服事人,讓他們得自由。他們可能已經成癮,需要上一些課程以幫助他們重新建立生命,逐漸得自由。

最基本的服事步驟包括,

第一,承認他們的罪,向主悔改認罪。帶他們做認罪悔改的禱告,“父神,我奉主耶穌的名來到你面前,我向你承認我犯了奸淫的罪,看來不該看的東西,我把這些罪帶到十字架前求你饒恕我。”你鼓勵他,聖經告訴我們,我們認自己的罪,神是信實公義的,必會赦免我們的罪。

第二,他們必須棄絕不屬神的魂結。“奉主耶穌的名,我破除所有跟我發生性關系的對象之間不合神心意的魂結,破除跟我連結的每一個影像以及性幻想,我奉主耶穌的名,棄絕這個魂結。”一樣樣的拆毀。

第三,我們處理產生的反應。“主,我棄絕對異性發出的苦毒的論斷,我棄絕為了保護自己所做的內在誓言,我棄絕我發出的死亡的意念。主,我釋放饒恕,饒恕曾經利用我傷害我的人,我饒恕他們,釋放他們,祝福他們。”

我們逐漸拆毀邪靈居住的堡壘。罪,魂結,我們裡面苦毒的回應,然后釋放饒恕。接著我們就可以開始服事了。從破除開始。“奉主耶穌的名,我砍斷,破除不屬神的魂結,我破除,破除。”你就一邊宣告一邊破除,“我破除與這些影像的魂結,我破除其它的捆綁,我破除內在誓言,破除死亡的念頭。”當你明白他們的問題時,你就逐個破除它。

現在你就命令那些邪靈,污鬼的靈,苦毒的靈,死亡的靈,被拒絕的靈,憂傷的靈。讓聖靈引導你為什麼禱告,你可以想象那個人的經歷,你就可以清晰的講出他們所經歷的拒絕的靈,苦毒的靈,對男人的憎恨,對自己的憎恨,羞恥。你就可以鎖在聖靈的水流中了。

很多生活在這種狀況下的人會感到很羞恥,“父神,我奉主耶穌的名破除羞恥的靈。”因為有羞恥,就會產生憎恨,有自殺的念頭。這個過程需要聖靈的引導。

我也會為另外兩個領域禱告,像這樣,“父神,求你挪開他生命中任何的玷污和沾染,從他的身體和靈魂中挪開。”有時他會感覺就像有人從他身體裡離開一樣,“主我們禱告醫治他的靈和魂,讓你的潔淨臨到這人裡面。”

我們做呼召的時候,我們就呼召曾經犯過這樣罪的人,破除魂結,命令羞恥淫亂的靈,內在誓言,苦毒的靈,不潔淨的靈,死亡的靈統統離開。你會看到這人對曾經傷害過他的人的反應,包括:苦毒,憎恨﹔對他們自己的反應則是:羞愧,自我憎恨,自我否定,苦毒,憂傷。當人經歷了這些混亂,他與神的關系,與另一人的關系,與自己的關系,我們需要處理這三個領域。

這就是我們需要學習服事的主要領域,明天我們會談創傷性的經歷。這裡我再簡要的提一下,就是習慣性的,重復式的罪,你需要認清它們:不饒恕,苦毒,憎恨,悖逆,這些都是在人生命中主要的罪﹔對別人做的事的回應,嫉妒。常見的心裡的罪:悖逆,苦毒,不饒恕,憎恨。聖經告訴我們這些都會為邪靈打開門。我們需要處理這些問題,悔改,釋放饒恕。命令邪靈離開。

我們現在學習了如何服事人的很多的秘訣,我們看到邪靈透過這些方法進入到人生命裡面,把門封起來,把門拆毀,拆毀邪靈的居所,命令邪靈離開,這樣就可以釋放人得自由。

明天我們要講創傷性的經歷如何影響人,我們如何服事人,讓人持守在自由裡面。光趕鬼是不夠的,要行走在新的生命中,包括靈命的成長,更新的思想,面對試探誘惑的力量。很簡單,降伏神,順服神,抵擋魔鬼,魔鬼就必逃跑了。

有些實際的步驟可以幫助人建造生命,通常人隻想你幫他解決問題,我們必須鼓勵他與神同行,建構敬虔的生命。趕鬼比建立敬虔的生命容易多了,因為建立敬虔的生活需要有訓練,生命中要形成好的習慣。

祝福大家!



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兩個王國 (5 of 8)

今晚我們要爲人禱告從攪擾人的靈中得釋放,我相信很多人來是有期望的,渴望看見生命有突破。突破可以是非常戲劇性的,突然的;或者也可以是一步步慢慢發生的。

今天聚會結束後,我們有機會爲人禱告;任何需要禱告的人都可以上前來,我們爲你禱告;我們渴望祝福你,幫助你,這是神的心意,他愛你,他渴望幫助你。今晚我們也會邀請還 不是基督徒的朋友接受主耶稣,成爲跟隨主耶稣的人。今晚我跟大家分享神的良善,我們會禱告,服事弟兄姐妹,並讓你有機會做回應,接受主耶稣。

當我們出生的時候,因著罪的緣故,我們與神隔絕。問題不在神那裏,是我們的問題;神愛人,神的心意總是要幫助我們每一個人。神的本性就是愛,他的心總是轉向他的兒女,轉向你。但是罪蒙蔽了我們去看見真理,我們以自我爲中心,想要過一個沒有神的生活,違背了神的律法,這樣在我們的生活中産生了很多問題。神渴望進入我們的生命,幫助我們。

今晚我們會分享聖經中的一個故事,還會分享一個實際的例子,怎樣得自由。神總是要渴望幫助我們,我們需要打開我們的心讓他來幫助我們。我們轉向神的第一步就是明白我們的需要。當我們出生來到世上,我們不知道我們人生的意義和目的,不知道我們爲什麽來到這個世上,我們渴望發現我們人生的意義。我們發現我們人生有很多問題是我們無法解決的,這就是罪,就是與神隔絕;耶稣基督來到這個世上,就是要解決這個問題,讓我們可以接受新的生命。

當聚會結束,我們爲弟兄姐妹禱告的時候,我們還會禱告神的能力觸摸大家。我們會做一個釋放禱告,釋放禱告就是從邪靈的轄制中釋放得自由的禱告,就是破除你生命中的捆綁的禱告。耶稣說,“我來是要人得生命,並且得的更豐盛。”他說,“仇敵魔鬼來,是要偷竊,殺害和毀壞。”所以邪靈是非常真實的,它們尋找機會進入到我們生命裏,帶來毀滅。

今晚我們要挑戰這些邪靈,面對它們,讓它們知道耶稣基督比所有的邪靈都要強壯。邪靈想要進入人生命影響他,都是通過欺騙來進入的,很多人不知道有邪靈在他們裏面,邪靈不斷的在他們裏面攪擾,給他們産生問題。耶稣來就是要趕鬼,解決因罪讓邪靈進入生命中的問題,使我們可以再次跟神連結,神的靈可以臨到我們身上。沒有人受造是跟邪靈共存的,我們受造是要與神同在,把天國帶到地上。

我們當中有被邪靈攪擾的,可以得到自由。雖然我會就某一個領域來談,但我鼓勵你敞開心扉,來到台前接受禱告服事。當神的恩膏開始在我們中間運行的時候,屬靈的氣氛會非常不一樣,我們無法看見神,因爲他是靈,但這並不代表他不存在,我們可以通過他觸摸生命感受到他的同在。

當神臨到一個會場的時候,有時邪靈就開始彰顯。當耶稣在會堂講道的時候,邪靈就開始做亂。所以在我們聚會結束之前,很有可能邪靈開始彰顯,人們可能會戰抖,流淚,尖叫,倒在地上。不要讓這些分心,我們的焦點是主耶稣所做的事。

今晚如果你坐立不安的話,可能也是一個邪靈的彰顯,如果你心裏有些恐懼,不是你,而是邪靈在裏面害怕,因爲它知道將要發生的事。如果你非常生氣,也不是你,而是邪靈在你裏面生氣,因爲他看到了即將發生的事情。如果你突然不喜歡這個講員,想要殺死他,這一定是邪靈。我們相信耶稣會使我們得自由。聚會時,你感到生氣,攪擾,請來到台前,我們爲你禱告,服事你。

主啊,我們歡迎你今晚帶著你的大能來到我們中間;聖靈,我們邀請你來到我們當中。奉主耶稣的名,我對我們中間所有的邪靈說,你降伏在我的權柄之下。我命令你的時候,你要彰顯,從人的身上離開。主我們感謝你,因爲你的同在,觸摸你的百姓。阿門!

我們一開始先爲一些人禱告,享受神的同在,不要舉起手來讓我爲你禱告,我會尋找人,爲你禱告,我要聆聽聖靈,他會讓我知道爲誰禱告,爲什麽禱告。

(爲前面的一位姐妹禱告)

神知道我們的生命,他就在我們中間,主你今天觸摸她。主離我們非常近,當我們把我們的心向他敞開的時候,雖然我們不能看到他,可是他的同在就在這裏,就在我們中間。

神的同在是一個非常好的感受,有時人會笑,有時人會哭,神以不同的方式觸摸人。我們看不到神,但是他的同在就在我們中間。這是個非常好的教會,敬拜的教會,禱告的教會,神就在我們中間。聖經告訴我們耶稣做王的天國裏有喜樂平安和自由。

你知道我們活在一個敞開的天空下,神隨時幫助我們。今晚我們當中有些人有很深的問題,令你非常困擾,神願意幫助你,我們唯一需要做的就是用信心仰望他,耶稣就會照著你的信心,爲你成就。當你來禱告的時候,期待神觸摸你,期待會有事情發生,期待神服事你。阿門!

當我們爲人禱告,你會感受到神的大能臨到你身上。如果你裏面有邪靈的話,它可能會彰顯,你可能會尖叫。所以聚會最後,我們會做一個集體的禱告,焦點對准神,用信心仰望神觸摸我們。不是我,焦點是主耶稣,當你的信心對准他的時候,他會來觸摸你的生命。

(爲一位做噩夢,怕黑的姐妹禱告,釋放)

我爲大家解釋以下剛剛發生的事情,主剛才讓我領受了一個“知識的言語”,就是爲一個人預備的一句話。主讓我看見她一生中都有這個問題,她有勇氣承認來到台前。當我開始禱告,命令邪靈的時候,聖靈開始彰顯。首先有尖叫,然後流淚,咳嗽,邪靈就開始離開她。神很深的觸摸她,如果你一生都被邪靈攪擾,這是個非常創傷性的經曆,從她年幼的時候就有這些攪擾她的噩夢。我們知道這個邪靈是從家族曆代進來的,每一晚,她都被邪靈攪擾。跟人解釋這些很不容易,通常人們會感到很羞恥,不願意告訴別人。

這是攪擾的靈,到這裏來是要偷竊,殺害,毀壞。但是耶稣要給我們生命,所以今晚他開啓了釋放得自由的事工。經過了這些憂傷,她開始經曆自由,會從噩夢中得自由。她不需要害怕睡覺,不需要開燈睡覺,因爲耶稣已經勝過一切黑暗的權勢,帶給她自由,還有其它的領域神要觸摸她,我們就讓神繼續在她生命裏做工。

今晚在我們中間的其他人,可能也有同樣的狀況,神也希望你得自由。有些人可能有噩夢,可能你半夜驚醒感覺有人掐你的脖子,這些是邪靈。或者半夜你感到有人在摸你或騷擾你,卻沒看見人,這也是邪靈。神要你從這一切中得自由,這就是爲什麽耶稣來,他要解決我們罪的問題,讓我們從攪擾人的靈中得自由。他要我們被聖靈充滿,聖靈在哪裏,那裏就有喜樂平安。

剛才我爲其他人禱告的時候,就有喜樂平安臨到他們身上,神的靈帶給我們生命中非常美好的東西。我們知道聖靈結出的果子是仁愛,喜樂,和平;而邪靈帶來的果子就是我們被攪擾,焦慮。神要我們得自由,今晚結束時,我們會邀請大家,神要讓你得自由。阿門!

現在我們看舊約出埃及記第一章13,14節,然後再看出埃及記第十五章。聖經啓示我們肉眼看不見的靈界,還有我們可以看見的物質世界。人是很特別的,我們活在物質世界裏,可以同時跟靈界連結。耶稣教導我們神的國,他來把天國帶到地上,天國中是沒有邪靈的,天國擁有國王的屬性,耶稣是天國的王,他的國度充滿了光,充滿了生命,充滿了創意,充滿了平安,喜樂,是一個非常美好的國度,他要將這個國度帶到你生命裏面。

但是還有另一個國度存在,叫做黑暗的國度。當亞當夏娃犯罪,得罪神的時候,邪靈就開始管轄掌控人的生命,用重擔,壓力,問題壓在人身上;給生命中帶來疾病和問題。耶稣來是要使人得自由,他說:主的靈膏他,他周遊四方,行善,醫治所有被魔鬼壓制的人。所以耶稣服事人,使他們從邪靈的攪擾中得自由,讓人可以認識進入到神的國度裏面。在神的國裏面,沒有疾病,沒有攪擾,耶稣掌管的地方,耶稣的生命在掌權。

舊約裏面有一個故事講的的就是肉眼看不見的靈界所發生的事。我們可以從這個故事中學習主耶稣,也可以學習到靈界的事情。我們來看以色列的曆史,以色列人還在埃及爲奴,受轄制的時候,他們渴望自由,可是因著埃及法老王的軍事轄制,他們無法自由。他們的身份是奴隸,必須要服事主人。他們渴望自由,卻沒有辦法得到自由。他們需要有人釋放他們。

我們也一樣。在我們認識主耶稣之前,我們可能認爲我們是自由的,可是我們活在罪的轄制下,邪靈在掌控著我們,我們的人生在很多的捆綁之下,非常艱難。這裏第13,14節說,“埃及人嚴嚴地使以色列人作工,使他們因作苦工覺得命苦,無論是和泥,是做磚,是作田間各樣的工,在一切的工上都嚴嚴地待他們。”

我們看到這一群人渴望得自由,可是他們有一個嚴酷的主人鉗制管轄著他們,使他們生活中的每一個部分都非常艱難。他們命苦,就是說他們很深的受傷,被虐待,在苦難中,可是卻沒有可逃離的地方,他們是在外地爲奴。他們的心中充滿了苦毒,當人們在苦難中,被別人傷害的時候,他們通常會有憎恨,厭惡,他們的心就會越來越苦毒。當他們的心苦毒的時候,就會打開門讓邪靈進來,帶來疾病。

我曾爲一位年輕人禱告,他對他的父親有很深的苦毒,他憎恨他的父親並讓這個恨進入他裏面;所以他的生命充滿了苦毒,沒有辦法享受人生中美好的事物,因爲他的心是苦毒的。結果疾病臨到他的身上,偷走了他的健康,他所有的關節都很疼痛,脊椎開始僵直,他面臨可能癱瘓的威脅。

心裏的苦毒,打開門向邪靈敞開。當人心裏有苦毒的時候,邪靈就會借機進來。我也發現當人們拜偶像,服事這些偶像,魔鬼的時候,他的人生也開始越來越苦毒。偶像不會爲我們人生提供任何答案,反而使我們的生命更艱難。所以這些以色列百姓是非常苦的,神聽到了他們的呼求,就差遣摩西來到他們中間。摩西就預表主耶稣,是先知性的預表,是一位拯救者的來到。摩西要帶領以色列的百姓離開埃及。

神降十災在埃及,每一個災害就是刑法他們所拜的這些神靈。最後一災,神的百姓將羔羊的血塗在門楣上,毀滅者經過這個地方,那些有血塗抹的地方的人,性命就可以存留。

這是一個先知性的預表,預示將來有一天主耶稣基督爲我們釘死在十字架上,流出寶血,爲我們舍掉他的生命。任何相信他的人,耶稣的寶血已經足夠破除邪靈的能力。當我們憑信心相信接受主耶稣,他的寶血可以破除一切邪靈和罪的權柄,使我們得自由。

當那一天來到,以色列的百姓得拯救離開埃及。埃及人被毀滅,神的百姓在喜樂中離開,充滿了盼望。神不只要救他們,神要帶他們進入一個充滿祝福的地方。要進入這個充滿祝福的地方,神要改變他們。

我們翻到出埃及記第十五章22至25節,“摩西領以色列人從紅海往前行,到了書珥的曠野,在曠野走了三天,找不著水。到了瑪拉,不能喝那裏的水,因爲水苦,所以那地名叫瑪拉。百姓就向摩西發怨言,說,我們喝什麽呢?摩西呼求耶和華,耶和華指示他一棵樹。他把樹丟在水裏,水就變甜了。”27節中說,“他們到了以琳,在那裏有十二股水泉,七十棵棕樹,他們就在那裏的水邊安營。”

當我們將生命獻給主耶稣的時候,我們跟隨主耶稣,不是所有事情都會很美滿,在這個旅程中會有很多挑戰,神帶領我們在旅途中通往祝福,在這個過程中他渴望改變你的生命,讓你從心裏的苦毒中得到自由。神看到這些百姓離開埃及,他們開始歡慶離開,神知道他們還帶著一個奴仆的心,有著奴仆的想法,受害者的心態。神渴望改變他們,從奴隸的思想中得釋放,神渴望他們成爲神的兒女,可以繼承産業,可是要繼承産業,他們必須改變思想。

神爲你預備了豐盛的祝福,但你必須長大成熟,讓神在你生命裏面工作。有時我們心裏會有攔阻;生命裏有攔阻,生命中有捆綁,是在我們重生得救前就存在的。我們得救後,神說,我渴望改變你,給你自由,讓你在生命裏經曆神的國。

我們要怎樣做?經文中這裏說,這些百姓經曆了非常大的得勝。三天沒有水,在沙漠中行走沒有水是很困難的,他們很渴,這是一個暫時性的缺乏狀態。神可以看見他們看不見的東西,神看見他們得自由,神爲他們預備好這個旅程,神知道前面有棕樹和甜美的水源,神已經爲他們預備好了,只是他們還看不見而已。他們經曆了三天沒有水,心裏的抱怨就開始出來了,所以他們喝的水是苦水。

百姓們怎麽做呢?要知道你所遇見的每一個困難都是你成長的機會。而這裏百姓開始抱怨,他們在多年的奴役之下,心是苦的。當他們遇見困難的時候,他們心裏的真實光景就出來了,神渴望改變他們的心。可是在改變之前,你必須要了解你需要改變。有時我們在生命中經曆的困難,讓我們看見我們心中真實的狀況,讓我們有一個正確的回應來長大成熟。

這些人的心裏是苦毒的,他們認爲自己是受害者,神渴望他們得到醫治,從他們的苦毒中釋放得到自由。當人們開始認識主耶稣的時候,他們都有多年的傷痛經曆,他們的心很苦毒。可能是所出生家庭的問題,破碎的婚姻,糟糕的人際關系,失望等等。如果你問一個人,“你苦毒嗎?”他通常會回答,“我不苦毒,我怎麽會苦毒,我上教會,讀聖經,怎麽會苦毒呢?”

很多人心中苦毒卻不察覺,壓力和困難會使我們心裏的真實狀況浮現出來。心中的苦毒有幾種征兆,

第一,抱怨。你常常聽到人抱怨,因爲他們心中有苦毒。

第二,怪罪別人。苦毒的人總是尋找別人來怪罪,“是你讓我生氣的”,“都是你的錯,要不然我也不會如此”,“不是我的錯,我生氣是因爲你生氣”。沒有人使你生氣,你生氣是因著你自己。

第三,沒有喜樂。苦毒的人很難笑出來,他們裏面很苦很酸,這都顯示在他們臉上。他們常常皺著眉頭,象在吃檸檬,越老越嚴重,他沒有能力可以享受,可以喜樂。

第四,不感恩。苦毒的人沒有一顆感恩的心,他們專注在他們沒有的東西,而不是他們擁有什麽。一個脫離苦毒的人是充滿了感恩的心,“我是何等的蒙福,我有好多的祝福”。

這些人無法喜樂,無法感恩。他們不是說,“感謝你帶我們離開埃及,感謝神。”反而在那裏抱怨,“爲什麽沒有水?都是你,爲什麽帶我們來到這裏?我想你會殺了我們,我們還是回去埃及好了。”這就是不感恩。

第五,苦毒的人很容易論斷。他們非常刻薄,常常挑別人的錯。

這些就是苦毒的一些征兆,苦毒的人無法進入和經曆神的祝福,他們必須先處理生命中的苦毒。以色列的百姓是苦毒的,導致他們生活在一個循環的挫敗裏面。當你苦毒的時候,你自己不知道,但是苦毒的果子可以顯出來,抱怨,怪罪他人,沒有喜樂,無法歡慶成功,沒有感恩的心,論斷他人,總是渴望更多,從不滿足。

他們常用尖銳的話語。苦毒的人說話總是帶著刺,你可以感受到那個話刺進你心中。

聖經中有一個例子,就是一個男人和一個女人,大衛和他的妻子米甲,米甲是掃羅的女兒,大衛就是掃羅的女婿。他們兩個人其實都很受掃羅王的傷害。掃羅王很嫉妒大衛,他把大衛趕走,並下了追殺令,如果大衛有任何朋友幫助他,就把他的朋友殺了,把他從以色列境內趕出去。同時掃羅將大衛的妻子米甲給了另一個男人,米甲的心破碎了,她必須跟一個她不愛的人住在一起,進入一個她根本不想要的婚姻中。

大衛和米甲各自過不同的人生,但神爲他們有一個命定,他們一起要管理以色列。後來神使他們又在一起,恢複大衛成爲以色列的王。過去大衛被不公平的對待,他受傷很深,被拒絕,被人誣告,他的朋友因爲他死去,他被追殺,但他的心沒有苦毒。爲什麽呢?因爲他饒恕。他尋找神的良善。他說,“神對我是美好的,我也要照著神的美善顯出恩典和饒恕。”

當大衛有機會殺掃羅王的時候,他沒有殺。他說,讓神來處理掃羅,我把我的生命放在主的手中。通常人在受傷的時候,會想到要報複,有人告訴我,華人有句話是,君子報仇,十年不晚。大衛也經曆了十年,可是他的心中沒有報複。當他成爲王的時候,他把神的約櫃帶進來,他心中充滿了喜樂。他歡慶,喜樂,跳舞,他的心是自由的,他想要祝福掃羅的家族,他對神的恩典充滿了感謝,他的心沒有任何的苦毒,他的靈是自由的。

但是大衛的妻子米甲非常苦毒,她沒有來到神的面前領受從神而來的恩典。撒母耳記下第六章中,神說,她從窗中望出去。這是什麽意思?她沒有辦法經曆神的祝福。在以色列曆史中最偉大的複興時,她只是從窗中看見,卻無法成爲其中的一部分。苦毒使你沒法經曆神的同在。苦毒使你受到很深的攪擾。

第二個是她往窗外看,看到她的丈夫,心裏就輕視他,因爲心裏有苦毒的人就是這樣。當大衛回家的時候,他心裏充滿喜樂,充滿感恩,對神的感恩。他回來對家人祝福的時候,他的妻子這樣說,“你是王啊,你怎麽能有這樣的表現。你這樣何等的羞恥啊。”一定是苦毒,這種尖銳的話,尖酸刻薄的話。就像一把劍,刺向人。

生死就在我們舌頭的之下。所以一個人是甜美的,一個人是苦毒的;一個人享受神的祝福,一個人卻在神的祝福之外。這是每個人的選擇;當人面對困難的時候,每個人的回應就決定了這個選擇。大衛選擇饒恕就進入祝福裏;另一個,米甲,因爲她的苦毒,她終生都無法生育,她生命中無法結出任何果子。苦毒會讓你一生結不出果子,而且會玷汙你所有的關系。她的婚姻變成空洞的,人生變得空虛,她在她的苦毒中死去,所有的夢想都破滅,因爲她從來沒有處理心中的苦毒。

很不幸許多基督徒也是如此。我們讓過去的傷痛繼續存留在我們心裏面;我們對曾經傷害我們的人有苦毒的心,沒有選擇饒恕釋放他們。聖經在以弗所書第四章告訴我們,不要使聖靈擔憂,不要讓任何的苦毒,憤怒,憎恨,邪惡進入到你心裏,你要有一顆柔軟的心,仁慈相待,存憐憫的心彼此饒恕。

在基督徒中我看到的最大問題之一就是苦毒,苦毒的心。它表現出來的是經常抱怨,怪罪他人,無法慶祝別人的成功,沒有喜樂。當一個人得到升遷,如果你的心是自由的,你會說,“嘿,太好了,恭喜你。”“哦,你買了新奔馳車,太好了。”但當你心裏有苦毒的時候,你會說,“怎麽會是他升職。”“爲什麽他買新車,我沒有。”苦毒讓你無法歡慶別人的成功,苦毒讓你定睛在不公平,不公義的事情上,而沒有定睛在神的良善上。

神不斷的要求他們處理生命中的苦毒,還有裏面的憎恨,那個很深的憎恨來自于過去奴仆生活的捆綁。你不能承受繼續苦毒,讓過去的怒氣留在心裏面,無法讓憎恨繼續停留在你心裏面,允許不饒恕停留在心裏面。耶稣這樣教導我們,馬太福音第十八章35節,當我們不饒恕的時候,邪靈有合法的權利進入到我們生命中來攪擾我們。

神在這裏做了什麽呢?看這裏,神已經爲他們預備好了泉源,神並沒有偏待他們。前面已經有一個水泉在等著他們,在他們走到水泉之前,他們經曆了一段幹旱的時間,苦毒就出來了。這裏說,摩西呼求耶和華,耶和華指示他一棵樹,他把樹放在水裏,水就變甜了。

神知道他們會碰到這個困難,他已經爲他們預備好了這個供應,只是他們還看不見,神要打開他們的眼睛。那裏有一顆樹,這棵樹預表的就是十字架,當耶稣死在十字架的時候,他把所有的不公義,所有的罪都承擔了。然後耶稣說,“父啊,赦免他們。”當我們經曆不公平的對待,經曆到失望和受傷,我們需要來到十字架前,說,“主耶稣,你怎樣赦免饒恕我,我也怎樣赦免饒恕他們。我把十字架帶進這個環境裏,讓我的苦毒變成甜美。”

在舊約中,約瑟有許多理由變得苦毒,可是他找到了基督。約瑟被兄弟出賣,被誣告,被關進監獄,被忽略。但當他見到他的哥哥們的時候,他說,你們不要自責,不是你們要把我賣來埃及,是神對我生命有一個計劃,是神差我來埃及,我需要有這個經曆,預備我進到我的命定裏。”他的心沒有任何的苦毒和不饒恕,他看見神在這個苦難中的目的,是要預備好他進入到偉大中。

神要改變你,但是在改變之前,你必須要知道神要處理的問題是什麽。我們講到有人有不饒恕和苦毒的心,可能是對你的丈夫,你的妻子,你的父親,你的母親,你的哥哥姐姐,你的親戚,或者你的師長,或者是屬靈的領袖。當你禱告的時候,你常常被這些人攪擾,被邪靈攪擾。你發現當你面臨壓力的時候,你沒有轉向神而是開始抱怨,怪罪他人,你無法享受人生的喜樂,你無法歡慶別人的成功,因爲你心中有苦毒。

當我們講到神的同在,你好像沒有辦法經曆到神的同在,你屬靈的人生不是很有果效,沒有結出很多果子,人際關系中有很多的沖突,可能問題不在別人,而是在你的心裏面。要讓我們得到自由其實很簡單,來到耶稣面前,苦毒的心需要悔改,饒恕曾經傷害過我的人。當我釋放饒恕的時候,神的大能就釋放在我生命中。

我發現很多人在疾病裏,憂郁中無法得到釋放的主要原因之一就是苦毒。神渴望你得釋放,你今天就要做一個決定,是不是願意來到主耶稣的十字架前,釋放饒恕。你會說,“這很不公平,是他傷害我。”是不公平,饒恕是指你欠了我的不需要再還了,因爲神已經赦免了我,我也願意赦免傷害我的人,祝福他。耶稣說,“你要祝福那些咒詛你的人,那些利用你的人,你要爲他們禱告。”

有人對你發咒詛的話,饒恕他們,祝福他們。“我不想饒恕他們。”這就是苦毒說出來的話。如果有人利用你,操控你,掌控你,傷害你,爲他們禱告。“我不想這樣做。”這就是苦毒,受攪擾的人還是你。

今晚你可以從這裏釋放得自由,神渴望我們許多人釋放得自由,從苦毒,憎恨,不饒恕中釋放。但是你必須做這個決定,你需要改變。“今晚我要來到十字架前,我要把我心裏的憎恨,心痛和憂傷放下。我要釋放饒恕,不要再咒詛,我要祝福。”這會不會改變另外一個人呢?根本不會改變他,但是會改變你,你會得到自由。

我們爲人禱告的時候,會有很多人從攪擾的靈中得自由。我發現很多時候當人拜偶像的時候,他裏面會有苦毒;當我們通靈行邪術的時候,裏面有苦毒;有性方面罪的時候,也會有苦毒;當受到其他人傷害時,會有苦毒。但是耶稣可以使苦水變甜,他可以翻轉你的生命,使你成爲別人的祝福。

聖經中有一段非常有趣的經文:我們賜安慰的神,在你的苦難中安慰你,以至于你可以帶著安慰去安慰別人。

我們來閉上眼睛;我邀請我們當中任何還不是基督徒的人,從來沒有接受主耶稣的人,今晚我邀請你來到主耶稣基督面前;主耶稣說,所有接待他的,就是信他名的人,他就賜他們權柄做神的兒女。

所以,今晚如果你還不是基督徒,在你靈裏面有一個非常大的空洞,那個空洞只有透過跟耶稣的關系才能填滿。耶稣邀請你跟他建立這樣的關系,跟他一起同工,改變周圍人的生命。他說,“來,跟隨我,我要使你得人如得魚。”“來,跟隨我,我會改變你的生命。你的生命將會變的甜美。”“來,跟隨我,你不會行走在黑暗中,我會有神的光在你生命裏。”

“來,跟隨我。”這是今晚耶稣對你的邀請,聖經說,神愛世人,他差遣主耶稣爲你的罪死在十字架上,凡是相信他的,不至滅亡,反得永生。今晚你來到這個聚會,你感受到神的同在,你看見神的靈觸摸人,看見喜樂進入到人的生命裏面,好像從天而來的看不見的水流一樣。你看到年輕的女孩從邪靈的轄制中得自由。神是真實的,不是我的能力,是聖靈的大能,那個使人充滿喜樂的靈,那個使那姐妹得自由的靈,今晚他要觸摸你。

今晚我要你這樣做,任何願意接受主耶稣的人請舉起手來,讓我知道你在哪裏,神祝福你。這是一個重要的決定,接受主耶稣,成爲基督徒。

我們會這樣做,一起站起來,拍掌歡慶,一起舉起手的朋友們,或者你剛才沒有舉手的朋友,今晚你渴望接受主耶稣,打開你的生命讓神赦免你一切的罪。我請剛才舉手的朋友們來到台前,我要帶你做一個簡單的禱告,我們站起來歡迎他們,請上前來,來,神祝福你。如果你今晚陪朋友一起來,你可以邀請他們跟你一起上來。

感謝主,我很高興你今天來到神的面前,耶稣認識你們每一個人;他知道你的名字,你們每一個人都是他認識的;他知道你的掙紮,他知道你所面對的難處,他也知道你生命中所面對的挑戰;他知道你哪裏失敗了,但是他愛你。他爲了你在十字架上舍掉了他自己的生命。聖經說,當一位罪人願意回應耶稣的時候,天上有非常大的歡慶。所以現在天上有極大的歡慶。

我要帶領你做一個禱告。禱告就是跟神說話,神就會有回應。請把眼睛閉起來,你會知道主耶稣非常的靠近,你禱告的時候,他會聽見你,他會饒恕你,他的平安會進到你的心裏面,他會抹去你一切的羞恥;你過去挫敗的羞恥,或者你曾經的過錯,或者別人對你所做的事。

“父神,我奉主耶稣的名來到你面前;謝謝你愛我,謝謝你接納我,謝謝你差遣耶稣,爲我的罪死在十字架上,爲我從死裏複活。我轉離罪,我轉離假神。耶稣我接受你成爲我的救主,求你赦免我一切的罪,我現在領受你的饒恕,我領受你的靈進到我心裏。我今天把我的生命獻給你,在天地中間我宣告,耶稣基督是我的救主,是我的主,也是我永遠的朋友。阿門!”



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創傷性經歷 (6 of 8)

首先我們快速的回顧一下我們之前的學習﹔我們看到耶穌教導釋放事工,釋放事工是神國度的彰顯。當我們做釋放事工的時候,必須要與聖靈同工,這需要信心。我們必須相信我們為人禱告的時候,一定會有事情發生。我們看到耶穌的教導,一個人得到釋放之后,邪靈還是要嘗試回來掌管這個人。

我們的結論是,一個人必須改變他的生命的架構,這樣仇敵魔鬼才不會再回來。我們不單隻是把鬼趕出去,而是要把它居住的堅固營壘完全拆毀。我們講到三個邪靈進入人生命的方式,一)合法權利。二)透過創傷性的經歷。三)對創傷性的經歷的回應。

我們也看到為什麼人會得釋放,釋放的根基是什麼。第一個根基是主耶穌為我們所成就的,耶穌在十字架上買贖我們回來。有時你會發現魔鬼在爭執說那人是屬於魔鬼的,所以你必須要訓導神的話語,他是屬耶穌的。另一個根基是個人的,我們必須要預備好這人的心,讓他進入到釋放裡。通常他沒有得到釋放的原因,是我們沒有好好預備他的心,讓他進入到釋放中。

我們談到人首先要看清自己的問題,並為此承擔責任,否則釋放很難繼續下去。所有的改變來自於承認我們需要改變,並為這個需要負起責任。我們看到很多人來接受服事的時候,他們隻是希望我們解決他們的問題,而不願擔起最初他們如何進入這個光景的責任。作為一個服事者,我們需要幫助我們的服事對象了解,他們在釋放過程中需要扮演的角色是什麼,要承擔什麼責任。

他們必須要認罪悔改,把他們的罪帶到十字架前。他們必須要饒恕和釋放饒恕。有時人會很難饒恕自己,領受從主而來的饒恕同時也釋放饒恕在那些傷害他們的人的身上。一個不願意饒恕的人很容易在停留在轄制裡面,不能得自由。

人們也必須棄絕在他身上的捆綁,棄絕就是破除建構在我們生命中的堅固營壘。例如,一個人過去拜偶像,與偶像有一個協議,他們必須要說出破除協議的話。如果這個人是獻給廟宇和偶像的,他必須要說出話語破除這個獻祭的行動。耶穌說我所說出的話是靈是生命,所以我們所說的話是很重要的。

人也必須要負起責任來抵擋魔鬼。他們不能很被動很負面的說“你來幫我做就好了。”在釋放事工中有一個屬靈的爭戰正在發生。人們必須要願意站立抵擋魔鬼,仰望神得自由。

昨天我們談到心裡的堅固營壘和捆綁。讓我們可以認清心裡的問題是什麼並去處理問題。我們談到魂結,就是人與魂與一些影像連結。我們講到苦毒論斷的根和內在誓言﹔咒詛的言語,包括自己咒詛自己或者是來自別人的咒詛﹔我們也談到創傷性的經歷。有時人也會把過度的重擔和期待放在人的身上。

我們也談到是如何向邪靈開的門。包括家族歷代的咒詛,家族的人做過的事讓歷代的咒詛臨到家族中,當有人願意處理時,這個咒詛就會停止。當一個家族的人願意代表家人為這個行為承擔責任,在神的面前做認同悔改,把十架放在家族和罪的中間。我們有教導要認清歷代家族的咒詛,通常需要了解這個問題是從什麼時候開始的,這樣就可以知道這是不是一個家族歷代遺傳下來的問題。

行邪術,通靈及跟靈界有關的事情也會打開門讓邪靈進來。性方面的罪也會讓生命向邪靈敞開。有些習慣性的罪也會向邪靈打開門。苦毒,憎恨,憤怒,不饒恕,悖逆,苦毒的論斷,所有這些都會讓邪靈有渠道進入人的生命。

接下來我們要看的是關於創傷性的經歷。我會跟大家分享尋找它的根源的幾個步驟,然后如何幫助人經歷自由。

創傷性的經歷,我也正在學習這個領域。我發現很多人的問題都是發生在年幼的時候,通常是一個創傷性的傷痛的經歷。創傷是我們在情緒上無法面對的,無法愈合的經歷,是一個無法磨滅的記憶。這些經歷可以是一般性的,也可以是非常嚴重的。

每一個人面對創傷性的經歷的回應都不一樣。我們必須要了解的是,人們是不會忘記他們經歷的創傷。經歷越傷痛,記憶就會越深。經歷如果是非常傷痛的,或者是很持久的經歷,就會烙印在他的記憶裡。

例如,一個人經歷了摩托車車禍,車禍的沖擊可能會停止他大腦的運作,忘記當時發生的事情。你跟摩托車手談起車禍,他對車禍之前和之后的記憶都有,但是車禍當時的記憶就沒有了。其實他們記得當時的車禍,隻是他們失去了意識。創傷性的經歷的記憶分散在他身體裡。

當人有創傷性的經歷的時候,在他們的記憶中產生一個烙印,是大腦中的化學元素烙印在身體裡面,邪靈就通過這個印記進入到他的生命中。當人經歷創傷性的經歷的時候,一定會有一個影像在他的記憶中,創傷性的記憶是這樣的:

1. 有一個圖像,影像很深的記得。如果你回憶你的人生,有沒有一些在學校裡非常尷尬的事情或者人生中非常慘痛的記憶。會有一個圖像,影像出現。大部分人都會有這個情況,你的經歷是用圖像記憶起來的。還有就是你對這個經歷的解讀,這個經歷對我有什麼意義。

對於一個從小被性侵犯的孩子,她有被性侵犯的圖像記憶,她也記得當時的味道,燈光,場景等等﹔她對整個事件的解讀就是“我是不配的,沒有價值的,男人是會傷害我的。”她對這個事情產生的回應就是內在誓言,“我不再信任任何人。”所以在這個創傷性的記憶中包括:整個事件的圖像,因著這個事件他們產生的信念,以及對這個事件的回應。所有這些都包含在這個創傷性的經歷裡面。

舉例來說,被性侵犯的人會記得性侵者的形象和當時事情發生時的場景,她會記得當時的感覺,聲音,味道和影像。她對整個事件的解讀就是,“我是無助的,沒有價值的,都是我的錯。”她對這件事的回應就是,“我不能告訴任何人,我永遠不能相信男人。”這就是我們之前講到的,心裡的捆綁和回應。當一個人有一個創傷性的經歷的時候,就會包括所有這些﹔最有能力影響我們的就是那個圖像,以及她們對這個圖像的解讀。

人可以嘗試將問題壓抑下來,埋在心底裡,可是之后她們可能會看見,聽見或者聞到一些東西,勾起她們的記憶,所有的感受又再次浮現出來了。去年,我在印尼的一個女兒在懷孕五個月的時候發生流產,我趕緊飛過去幫助他們經歷這個階段。經過長途的飛行和一些服事,我經歷了非常忙碌的幾天。我必須要管理好自己的情緒,因為我要服事別人,然后我回到新西蘭,正是聖誕節,我有很多事情要做。

四個星期之后,我坐在電視機前看電視,有一首歌開始唱起來,就是『奇異恩典』,我就開始一直哭,一直哭,因為我上一次聽到這首歌時,是在我女兒的家舉行的禮拜。我把對那個流產的憂傷一直壓抑下來。可是這首歌讓我想起當天發生的事情,所有的憂傷都開始浮現出來。我仿佛看到在房子裡,聽見女兒在唱歌,我的孫子就躺在盒子裡。我需要好好的憂傷,然后把她交托給主。

我這個女兒經過一個很長的憂傷的時期,特別是他們那邊做火化的方式,對她來講是一個很難承受的經歷,她裡面有很大的沖擊。我跟她說最重要的是,你要從神的角度來看這件事,你必須要有一個不一樣的圖像在你的腦海裡,因為你看到的最后一個圖像帶給你很深的困擾,你需要神給你一個不同的圖像,你無法挪去人的記憶,但是你可以做到的是讓神給你一個不一樣的圖像。

當我們經歷一個傷痛的經歷的時候,我們能看見的是非常有限的,都是圍繞在我們的傷痛中。所以我們面對這個傷痛的方式就是邀請聖靈將這個人帶回到這個經歷中﹔讓他們在這個經歷中看到主耶穌,當然這人也必須願意讓聖靈帶他回到原來的經歷中。大部分人會將傷痛壓抑下來,好像把他們關在房間裡,不讓任何人進入。他嘗試壓抑他的疼痛。

我常常鼓勵他們讓基督進入那個記憶的房間,再次面對傷痛﹔主耶穌一定會向你說話,安慰你,為你改變那個環境。對於我的女兒來說,我請她閉上眼睛,想象她之前看到的圖像,邀請主耶穌進來。她立刻看見主耶穌站在那裡,她看到他的憂傷,主耶穌緊緊抱著孩子,對她微笑,對她說話,她的憂傷當時就消失了。所以她對孩子的最后回憶不是棺材推進火裡去燒,而是主耶穌抱著孩子,這帶給她一個很大的釋放。

當人們有一個傷痛的經歷時,他們需要聖靈將耶穌啟示在那個經歷中。你可以想象舊約中列王記下第六章,以利沙的仆人看到軍兵圍困他們非常害怕﹔他在恐懼中對他的主人說他不知道怎樣去面對這個狀況。以利沙這樣禱告,“主啊,你打開他的眼,讓他看見他的眼睛沒有看見的,打開他的眼,看見幫助我們的比抵擋我們的要多得多。”聖靈就打開了他的眼睛,他就從靈界裡面,從神的角度看見所有天使天軍的同在。他能夠看到敵軍,但他還能看到其它的,他看到神的大能是站在他那邊的,他就有平安了。

這是神醫治創傷性的經歷的主要方式之一。我經常跟當事人解釋,他們把創傷性的記憶放在一個房間鎖起來,想這樣來拯救自己。我讓他們願意想起他們過去不希望想起的東西,邀請耶穌進入那個房間。很多當事人想起過去的經歷的時候就開始流淚,我就問他們,“看耶穌在哪裡?耶穌在做什麼?他的表情是什麼?他說了什麼?”然后那個人就開始和我互動,跟我說他看到了什麼,就會有另一個圖像進來,這個圖像就會改變他的回憶,取代之前慘痛的圖像。

有一個姐妹,當她五歲的時候被領養,她跟她的教會分享她是被領養的,以及她是怎樣聽到我們的見証而信主的。當我聽到她的見証的時候,我說,“主感動我要為你禱告,主要醫治你。你還記得當初你的媽媽把你送去領養嗎?”她說,“我記得非常清楚。”那就是在她腦裡的一個圖像,有很多的憂傷,在那個圖像中,她的媽媽將她交給陌生人。有很多的疑問,媽媽為什麼要這樣做?我怎麼了?有很多這些東西在她的腦海裡出現。

我對她說,請你閉上眼睛,讓自己回憶起當時的經歷。她就開始哭泣,回憶起那個經歷,當著我們所有人的面流淚。我問她,“你能看到耶穌嗎?”她說,“我看到耶穌。”我說,“耶穌看起來怎麼樣?”她說,“他也在流淚,為這件事情悲傷。”我說,“你可以為這件事情仰望他。”我沒有想到她真的伸出手,站在那裡僵硬住了,聚會的一個半小時,她就一直保持這個姿勢。一般人是沒有辦法做到的。她就像是被抓住了。我繼續講道,然后做呼召。她突然就出來了,我問她,“發生了什麼事?”她 有一個遇見耶穌的經歷。“耶穌跟你說了什麼?”“他說這不是我的錯。”這麼多年,她一直相信一個謊言,“這都是我的錯。”她一直被邪靈攪擾,當耶穌把真理告訴她的時候,“不是你的錯,你不是一個壞人,我愛你,我永遠不會離棄你。”我第二天看到她,其實我沒有認出她來,她完全不一樣了,有喜樂和生命在她裡面。

我記得為一位曾經遭受過性侵犯的女孩禱告,我問她願不願意回到過去的回憶裡,她就開始流淚,開始描述當時發生的事情,描述她的父親進到房間。我讓她尋找耶穌,她看到他並開始流淚,她說耶穌充滿了憐憫,他在流淚,他看到發生的事情很難過。我說,“你定睛在耶穌身上,看他做什麼,說什麼。”她就跟耶穌互動,她說,“耶穌走向我,站在我跟我父親中間,我現在看不見我爸爸了。耶穌說他會保護我。”她完全改變了,三個禮拜之后,她跟她父親和好了。她從這個創傷性的經歷中得到醫治,那個創傷性的圖像被另一個圖像取代。

有時,創傷背后有邪靈,或者跟這個創傷有魂結。如果你覺得聖靈有帶領你,把創傷性的經歷和魂結砍斷,命令邪靈離開,同時也讓聖靈啟示耶穌在當中的作為。有時,過程中人們會有很多怒氣,很多苦毒,他們需要經歷饒恕的禱告。創傷的本質是一個圖像﹔跟圖像連接在一起的感受,因著他對這個事情的解讀而產生了信念﹔他對這個事件作出的回應,他對這個事情的回應也需要悔改,謊言被真理取代,他們需要被釋放,砍斷魂結。

我鼓勵你嘗試這樣做﹔我鼓勵你如果有人有這樣創傷性的經歷,邀請耶穌進入這個經歷中並醫治他們﹔你會驚訝這個過程有多麼容易,人很容易就得到自由,得到釋放。

我為一位姐妹禱告,她因為墮胎有很深的憂傷。她看見耶穌抱著她的孩子,她就開始流淚﹔耶穌對她說,“你需要饒恕你自己。”耶穌已經饒恕她了,可是她不願意饒恕她自己。在這個領域,很多人都有不一樣的經歷,那些經歷總是伴隨著圖像﹔跟著圖像就會有當下的感受,還有由圖像而來的信念,以及對事件的回應。信念的改變是因為我們聽見,看見真理﹔回應的改變是通過我們認罪悔改,邪靈就會很容易的趕出去。

給大家一些關於創傷性經歷的例子,讓我們知道我們需要尋找的是什麼。創傷是一個負面的圖像,因著一個傷痛的經歷而烙印在人的記憶裡面。同樣的經歷對一個人來說是創傷,而對另外一個人可能不算什麼。

我們在服事中經常遇到的一些創傷性的經歷有,

1.在母腹中的經驗。一個孩子在母腹中被拒絕,對孩子是一個很大的創傷,影響是一生的。過去一百年來的科學認知是,孩子所有記憶都在大腦裡面,如果大腦還沒有形成的話,他們是不會記得的。而過去四五年中,通過利用超音波的研究發現,這不是真的。當一個孩子在母腹中時,他對母親和周圍的環境有清楚的了解。

母腹中的孩子可以很深的感受到被拒絕。一個女孩在母腹中,當她發現父母想要的是男孩的時候,她會感受到被拒絕,而這個拒絕感會讓邪靈進入到裡面。母腹中的孩子可以感受到母親的情緒狀況,如果母親有很深的焦慮,憂郁,憤怒或者家裡面有沖突,對孩子都會有很大的影響。母腹中的孩子能夠明白媽媽對他講的話,媽媽對爸爸講的話,爸爸對他講的話,爸爸對媽媽講的話。如果懷孕過程中出現一些狀況,例如如果母親得了血毒症,腹中的孩子會有對死亡的恐懼。如果有嘗試要墮胎,這個孩子也會記得的。或者之前有過墮胎的經歷,孩子是會知道的,也會受到影響。隻有聖靈能啟示我們他的問題是不是從母腹中得到的。

有時出生時的創傷也會帶給孩子很深的傷害。早產,臍帶繞頸,或者難產的壓力會對孩子造成傷害。跟母親沒有很好的連結,也會造成創傷。很多人認為嬰兒不會說話,沒有感覺,他不會知道﹔事實是孩子在沒有保護的狀況下,很容易讓邪靈進入引起創傷。孩童期創傷,被拒絕遺棄的孩子,被領養的孩子,或者家庭中有很大沖突和危機的孩子,言語上或肢體上的虐待,或者是害怕恐懼的經驗﹔父母離異也會深深的讓孩子受創傷,或者是嚴重長久的疾病,開刀,意外,親朋好友的去世,求學的經歷。我們服事過很多人,在校園中都有很慘痛的經歷。破裂的關系,意外,流產,墮胎都是創傷。

有很多方式給我們的情緒帶來沖擊,邪靈利用這個機會進入我們裡面攪擾我們。當你在服事人的時候,就要尋找有沒有這樣的創傷性的經歷,一個帶著負面能力的圖像。當我們跟人交談的時候,求聖靈將這些都顯現出來。我跟大家分享一些應做的步驟。

創傷性的經歷帶來的問題包括:1)圖像,由圖像帶來的感受,感受所結出來的信念,以及對這件事情的回應。2)有時創傷會有一個魂結,我們必須要砍斷魂結。3)有時邪靈會附在創傷的背后,我們在處理釋放的過程中,可以將邪靈趕出去。

我們看過很多邪靈進入我們生命中的方式﹔當你坐下來服事這個人,應嘗試了解他的問題是什麼,以下是一些診斷的步驟。通常人們尋求服事的時候,都有一些問題請你幫助他。你必須要聆聽問題尋求答案。當他帶著問題來時,你就提出問題,尋找這個問題真正的根源是什麼。不管他的問題是什麼,我們可以開始提出這樣的問題,幫助我們尋找問題的根源,邪靈是如何進入的。

我們服事的出發點就是要拆毀邪靈居住的屋子,再趕鬼。邪靈居住的屋子是怎樣造成的?可能是家族歷代的咒詛﹔可能是犯罪的模式﹔可能是一些心裡的回應,如魂結或苦毒的論斷﹔也可能是創傷性的經歷。

我們可以這樣處理:“可以跟我講你的問題是什麼嗎?它怎樣影響你?這個問題有多久了?”當你問“這個問題有多久了?”的時候,你就可以知道這是不是一個家族歷代的問題。在診斷問題的時候我們會尋求這些:

1)這是不是家族歷代的問題?換句話說,有沒有家族歷代的咒語在運行中。他的家族中有沒有同樣的問題。當你跟一個人談論他的問題的時候,可以問他,“你的家族中有沒有其他人有同樣的問題?”“這個問題有多久了?”很多時候可以根據問題發生的時間找到問題的根源。我們在診斷的時候就是在搜集這些資訊,聆聽聖靈告訴我們的。聖靈有時會感到我們問一些奇怪的問題。

2)你是否跟某個人或某件事有魂結。甚至問題是這個人引起的,你仍跟他有連結。可能是在性方面的犯罪,讓你跟這個人有魂結﹔或者是跟虐待你的人有魂結﹔跟一個遺棄你的人有魂結。有沒有任何苦毒的根和不饒恕存在,或者在苦毒中對某人的論斷存在。“我永遠不要相信男人,男人隻會讓你失望。”有沒有任何苦毒的期待﹔有沒有任何內在的誓言。“我永遠不這樣做,我永遠不那樣。”找出這些問題的答案。

也許什麼問題都沒有找到,但至少你知道你需要尋找什麼。這人的生命中有沒有任何咒詛的言語,自己對自己的咒詛,或者是死亡的意念﹔或者自己對自己不斷重復的話,或者別人對他生命所說的話﹔尋找這些,會告訴我們問題的根源是什麼。有沒有重復性的犯罪?有沒有任何的創傷?創傷的圖像對他生命引起負面的影響,負面的傷痛。是什麼樣的邪靈在背后?透過這個方式回想他的生命,你就會系統的拆毀邪靈的房子。使用我們今天教導的自由的根基,就是宣告我們的信仰,宣告他是屬於主耶穌的,然后認罪,悔改,饒恕,棄絕罪,棄絕邪靈。

如果我們不尋找心裡面的真正根源,隻是改變了他們的行為,這樣的改變不會持久。心裡面真正的問題必須處理。當人帶著他的問題來找你的時候,不要立刻為他禱告﹔花點時間尋求,問問題,聆聽﹔當與人交談時,要留意他浮現出來的一些情緒。我跟人交談,他們開始流淚,我就會停下來問,“你怎麼了?”“你的感覺是什麼?”“為什麼這個感覺會出來呢?”這就告訴我他心裡面正在發生的事情。

所以你看到這不是簡單的一二三幾個步驟就解決問題了,我們需要敏銳的聖靈工作﹔聖靈會啟示我們應往哪個方向走。所以開始時,我會讓人放鬆,然后問問題,在問題中找到根源。然后看問題的根源所影響的范圍是什麼﹔是家族歷代遺傳的問題?是魂結?內在誓言?苦毒的論斷?死亡之願?咒詛的言語?還是罪?每一個東西被拆毀之后,釋放就很容易了。總是從這個角度釋放,拆毀盔甲,拆毀屋子,把邪靈信賴的盔甲拆毀之后,釋放就容易了。總是這麼容易嗎?如果你遵循這樣一個過程,就會容易很多。

(譯員分享了前一晚他們為一位曾經有過墮胎經歷的姐妹所做的釋放禱告。)

在狀況中,我們必須清楚的告訴他們責任是誰的﹔這人清楚他所做的,他在憂傷當中也有很大的傷痛,我必須要很溫柔的告訴他﹔當你在選擇自己還是孩子的時候,你選擇了自己,奪去了孩子的生命。我跟他分享了我看到的異象,在天堂神看顧很多這樣的孩子。當你選擇墮胎的時候,表面看是選擇了最簡單的方式,可是不知道有更多新的問題產生。

我們一步一步的帶領她,幫助她離開她的狀況。第一,來到主的面前,認罪悔改。如果你認罪悔改,神會赦免你。第二,處理對孩子的憂傷問題﹔求神給她一個異象﹔當她向主敞開心的時候,神開始向她顯現,跟她說話﹔她看到耶穌抱著她的孩子,耶穌對她說,“你必須要饒恕你自己。”我就讓她聆聽這個孩子是男生還是女生,我們立刻有一個感動知道他是什麼,然后我讓她給孩子起個名字,把孩子交托給主。她看到主耶穌抱著她的孩子,對她微笑,對她講安慰的言語。

每一個步驟非常清楚。處理罪,命令邪靈離開,帶她經歷主,遇見主﹔讓她承擔責任,為孩子命名,帶出整個事件非常好的結果。她的表情,面容,在之后完全不一樣了。我們拆毀了仇敵魔鬼在她生命中所建造的。從一個謊言開始,“這沒有什麼,隻是一塊肉,把它切掉就好了。”最后她承認這個真理,“這是她的兒子,這是他的名字,她奪去了他的生命。”但是耶穌饒恕她了,耶穌現在在照顧這個孩子。

神的作為是非常奇妙的,你隻需要拆毀這些堅固營壘,負起責任,認罪悔改,棄絕捆綁,釋放饒恕,然后領受主的醫治。使用這些工具來拆毀邪靈居住的屋子,當你在頭腦裡面知道你要尋找什麼,你就會發現重復的東西會不斷的發生。家族歷代的問題,魂結,苦毒的論斷,內在誓言,死亡之願,咒詛的言語,不斷重復的罪,創傷性的圖像,邪靈。每一個部分都有解決的方法。

我們如何在服事中越來越老練呢?你必須要不斷的操練,願意服事弟兄姐妹﹔不要想是“我要解決你的問題”,而要想,“這是你的問題,但耶穌有答案。”我是幫助你找到耶穌,找到問題的答案,面對真理,即使這個真理不容易接受。

當我們服事人的時候,總應是由他們自己承擔他們問題的責任,耶穌有他們問題的答案﹔我們也需要聖靈幫助我們看到問題的真正根源是什麼。我們帶著謙卑和愛來面對這個人,幫助他們看到真理,當他們知道真理的時候,我們就可以帶他們得釋放。

如果你發現服事的人有很多的掙扎,無法釋放,那可能是缺少了某一個步驟,我們需要神的幫助。可能是罪,可能是不饒恕,可能是有些捆綁需要解決﹔如果我們把整個屋子拆毀,邪靈就會很容易的離開了。

當我們服事完這個人之后,接下來需要怎麼做?我們分享幾處經文,以便我們能夠知道原則是什麼,如何實際的幫助人。

首先我們看雅各書第四章7節,這個經文跟自由有關系,“你們要順服神,務要抵擋魔鬼,魔鬼就必離開你們逃跑了。”這裡很清楚,神要我們抵擋魔鬼。抵擋就是很積極的面對,去抵抗。同時神也要我們與主站在一邊,順服神,抵擋魔鬼。

另一處很類似的經文是以弗所書第四章22至24節,“就要脫去你們從前行為上的舊人。這舊人是因私欲的迷惑,漸漸變壞的。又要將你們的心志改換一新。並且穿上新人。這新人是照著神的形像造的,有真理的仁義,和聖潔。”這裡講到兩個東西,一個是脫去舊人,就像抵擋一樣﹔另一個講到穿上新人。所以我們的改變需要我們刻意的去做,才會發生。

很多人渴望你來為他們禱告,服事他們﹔他們卻沒有預備好接下來他們需要進入的,改變的生活中。在神的國度裡沒有中間地帶﹔耶穌告訴我們邪靈會嘗試重新回到我們的生命中影響我們﹔一個人需要非常積極的尋求他的自由。自由是有代價的,可是當你享受了自由的以后,你永遠不會想要回去捆綁裡。但是你必須要持守你得到的自由。

你發現有些國家的百姓可以擺脫獨裁者,可是持守在自由中,管理這個國家是與過去完全不一樣的。那你怎樣持守在自由裡呢?你需要特別刻意的去做。例如有人有色情的捆綁,“牧師,你為我禱告,解決我這個問題。”這是沒有用的,因為他這樣講的時候,就已經把解決問題的責任放在了別人手中。

我跟他們講,首先,你有這個罪,你在犯罪,而且習慣犯罪,習慣是需要時間去改變的。你有兩個問題,第一,你生命中有很深的被拒絕。第二,在傷痛中,你透過不好的色情的東西來帶給你安慰。這裡有很深的屬靈的問題,還有情感的問題﹔另外這已經是習慣性的罪,在你的大腦裡面已經成為一個生理上的捆綁﹔你看到的東西會刺激你去按照你習慣的方式去做,你不能期待一個禱告就解決幾個月甚至幾年的問題。

要得到自由是有一些步驟的,從罪裡面釋放有一些過程。最開始就是將罪帶到光中﹔處理罪的問題,但要持守在自由裡面,有些事情你必須要做。我講的是一般性的案例,特殊情況下也適用。我給大家以下幾個步驟,幫助我們持守在自由裡。這不是唯一的方式,但是我認為很實用。

1)不斷建立和加強你的屬靈生命,讓你靈裡面的人剛強﹔我們勝過罪是因為我們裡面聖靈的大能,而不是因為我們更加的努力。讓你屬靈的生命剛強,聖經在猶大書第一章20節中說,“親愛的弟兄阿,你們卻要在至聖的真道上造就自己,在聖靈裡禱告。”我鼓勵被服事的弟兄姐妹每天操練自己,用方言禱告。因為當你用方言禱告的時候,你就是在造就你靈裡面的人。 所以當一個人的屬靈生命是活躍的,有能力的,就會很有幫助。

2)需要更新思想。這是最重要的﹔很多時候人們不會這樣做,更新就像是重新裝潢一樣,要借著默想來更新思想。在以弗所書第四章的經文中說,“我們要更新我們的思想。”羅馬書第十二章2節,“心意更新而變化”。

我們應該怎樣做呢?透過默想我們可以更新我們的思想。默想就是在腦海裡想象神的真理,你需要看見神的真理﹔你的想象力是一個非常強而有力的,可以連結神的東西。提摩太前書第四章15節,保羅對提摩太說,“這些事你要殷勤去作,並要在此專心,使眾人看出你的長進來。”

你的大腦無法想象抽象的東西﹔如果對你說,“神愛你”,這是一個很抽象的想法,我頭腦中知道這個,但心裡面沒有任何的感受。如果你問基督徒們“你覺得神愛你嗎?”他們都會說,“當然愛我,神是愛,神愛世人。所有愛的經文我都知道。”如果我換一種問法,“你有感受到神愛你嗎?”“你有經歷到他正在愛你嗎?”人們就突然安靜下來,因為他們沒有經歷到神的愛,除非他們來到聚會中。

但那並不是他們生活中每天所經歷的﹔在生活中,他們禱告,可是卻感覺不到神﹔來到聚會中,有感受到神的觸摸,會流淚。可是從禮拜天到禮拜天中間有六天。所以通過默想,想象神的真理,每天不斷的重復,就會讓你的心經歷到他的真理。

假如這個人在被拒絕中掙扎,他相信的是,“沒有人愛我,我是不被接納的。”這個謊言會允許邪靈進入來攪擾他們。如果這個謊言居住在他的心裡面,就會影響他看每一件事情。如何讓這個謊言離開呢?當我們棄絕謊言,擁抱真理的時候。如果你一生中都相信這個謊言,就是“你不被愛,你是被拒絕的。”那麼我跟你說,“耶穌愛你。”你完全無法接受。

默想是一個符合聖經的方式,把真理帶進我們的生命裡。我不是背誦神愛我的經文,我需要想象,這個經文看起來會像什麼,這個經文感覺會是什麼。如果我可以不斷的重復想象真理,擁抱真理,它就會開始在我心裡面成為一個信念。因為這需要時間,需要守紀律才可以完成,大部分的人做不到,於是他們就不斷的跌倒。

如果你要真理進入到心裡面,你需要背誦神的話語,想象這個話語落實在你的身上。每天用你的想象力去看,去仰望這個真理,緊緊的抓住它。一次又一次的,直到真理停留在你心裡。在你裡面活躍起來。

我們靈裡面的人是需要這些圖像的,如果我問你,“你家裡哪個地方最舒服,你最經常去休息的是哪裡?”你會閉起眼睛,“啊,我知道哪裡了。”你會發現它是一個圖像,那個圖像總是讓你想到安息,休息。所以如果我要改變我內心的核心信念,我需要改變我裡面的圖像。

默想是一個改變人生命的關鍵,可是很少人這樣做。因為它需要練習,需要時間,重新調整心思意念。你想象你願意在這方面下功夫,你就很容易經歷神,這不是很好嗎,其實是很值得的。我不斷的操練,有一天我突然就感覺到了神。連續三個禮拜我每天操練都沒有感覺到神,可是當有一天真理進到我心裡時,我突然就感覺到了神,我開始一直流淚。

所以默想就是我們開始想象真理,想象那個東西看起來像什麼,感覺起來像什麼。當我們講到聖潔的時候,很多人不明白,所以我們要更努力,要聖潔,但是不容易做到,因為我們還是在犯錯。但是當我們默想聖潔,看著耶穌,看到他的純潔,站在他面前想象。如果在我生命中沒有任何的罪,與他同在的潔淨是怎樣的一個感覺。當我在默想他的聖潔的時候,我就變的跟他一樣。你就開始喜歡這樣,不喜歡其它的,因為你已經改變了。這就要我們每一天花時間跟神建立關系。

我們做一個總結,如果一個人要在生命中繼續往前走,他需要建構他靈裡的生命,以至於神可以運行在他的生命裡面。

1)方言禱告。

2)借著默想來更新思想,宣告神的話語。

3)我們容易回到舊人的心思意念。如果你發現有負面的想法,趕快停止,拒絕這些想法。我們需要改變我們的回應。在羅馬書第十二章告訴我們說,我們要透過善來勝過惡。如果有人傷害你,你開始生氣,“主我將怒氣交給你,我饒恕他,祝福他,我對它們有恩慈。”

4)很刻意的改變你的生活方式。其中一個很有幫助的方式就是向人敞開。我們在這個旅程中需要人的幫助,約翰一書第一章7節,“我們若在光明中行,如同神在光明中,就彼此相交,他兒子耶穌的血也洗淨我們一切的罪。”

所以當我們在分享這些的時候,就像門徒訓練的過程,與耶穌同行。不要將釋放趕鬼看成一個獨立的事工,釋放其實是門徒訓練的一個步驟。拆毀邪靈的堅固營壘,把邪靈趕出去,幫助這個人成為神要他們成為的人。沒有任何中間的位置,沒有消極被動的狀況。我們就是要不斷的往前追求神。阿門!



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我們被邀請成為聖靈部長 (7 of 8)

我今天講服事人。我注意到現在我晚上要給其它人做許多禱告。部分是因為人們有很大的期待,希望有神的人為他們禱告。我理解這些,但如果我們繼續投入更多,這就會減少你能做的其它事。因此,我要講一下服事中的一些事,讓你們能從中受益。

在服事的周圍總是有屬靈的爭戰。認出這些屬靈爭戰,然后學習在它們出現時怎樣應對。第一個沖突發生在為人禱告之前﹔第二個沖突發生在為人們禱告的時候﹔第三個發生在為他們禱告之后。看到這幅畫面了嗎?你正在服事聖靈,在這附近就會有爭戰和沖突﹔戰場就在你心裡。我要很快地展示給你們怎樣應對。

如果你想更好地服事聖靈,你就要練習。不練習,就學不好。你非要練習不可。你想彈鋼琴嗎?要練習!如果你隻是看著鋼琴,“噢,我會彈錯的”,你就永遠不會彈。你必須練習。因此,有人與你一同練習常常是一個令人謙虛的事,我們要主動,願意冒險。我會演示給你們,讓你們知道這是什麼意思,我隻是需要一個志願者幫忙。這是第一部分。如果什麼也沒發生怎麼辦?“就站在那裡,面對著我”。

因此,第一個沖突是樂於把自己擺在服事別人的位置﹔因此,我現在把自己擺在了一個容易受傷害的位置﹔我在冒風險﹔因此,對許多人來說,把自己擺在這個位置本身就是爭戰﹔所以,你必須做一個決定﹔我受呼召做聖靈的使節,神與我同在,我會站出來,承擔風險。承擔風險的意思是:我會站出來,尋找神的幫助﹔因此,每一次我站出來的時候,我都感到有一點緊張﹔這不會改變,因為每一次你這麼做時,都變得容易受傷害。

因此,你能做什麼呢?你隻要做一個決定,我受呼召做聖靈的使節,神教我的方法就是:參與實踐,去與真實的人互動,去面對真正的問題。“我願意,是的,我會去做”。你就是要做這個決定。如果你不做這個決定,把自己放在需要服事的地方,你可以讀許多有關的書籍,但你永遠學不會。

如果你想騎單車,你首先要騎上去。“噢,我讀了許多怎樣騎單車的書,我有很多資料,我對單車知道得很清楚”﹔“嗨,你有沒有騎上去?”,“沒有”,“那你就不會騎單車”。看見了嗎?知識與經驗是不同的﹔有些東西你隻能通過經歷才能學會。

因此,第一個爭戰是要說:“是的,我會來禱告”。這是你們有些人會漏掉的。當我聚會的時候,會有膏油的釋放,而每一個禱告的人會得到膏油。學習的最好地方就是大型的聚會,那裡有能力在流動。這也是最容易得到的學習機會﹔因為有膏油的釋放,我能按手在你身上,把它傳授給你。

通常,有百分之九十五的機會,學到的會在三個星期失去﹔你必須把他融入你的生命﹔你要把它變成你自己的東西﹔你通過練習把它變成你自己的東西﹔你通過冥想把它變成你自己的東西﹔你必須把自己投入到服事中。這就是第一個爭戰。

第二個爭戰是,當我來禱告的時候,我會想:“噢,壓力很大,要盡力解決她的問題”﹔因此,我會做的是,更加直截了當﹔ “我要你閉上眼睛,向耶穌敞開心靈,我要你依靠他”﹔我所做的就是把她的注意力轉向了耶穌,而不是我﹔而這也大大地減少了我的壓力。

現在,如果我把注意力集中在“噢,要做什麼?” 我就會變得害怕,而這會關閉我的靈性﹔因此,你要把你的注意力轉向耶穌身上。當我閉上眼睛,我就開始想耶穌就在我身旁﹔我每天都這麼做﹔今天早晨也是這麼做的。所以,當我閉上眼睛,我會清楚地知道耶穌就在我身邊,與我同在﹔我立刻就能感受到他的同在。

因此,你必須做功課,讓神在你的生命中﹔服事是把神的生命帶給人。在我開始禱告前,會有擔心﹔如果什麼事都沒發生怎麼辦?如果我感到信心不足怎麼辦?

你要做一個決定:我要站出來,信靠神﹔當你開始禱告的時候,你可能感到一點擔心:“或者沒有事會發生”。把這個想法拋到一邊,聚焦在耶穌身上﹔“謝謝主你與我們同在﹔我看到你正在觸摸她”。我做的就是想象耶穌站在那裡,生命通過我觸摸她﹔所發生的正是這樣。

當然,開始服事后,有時會有疑慮﹔你懷疑“夠不夠好”﹔停下,到此為止﹔不要分析下去﹔你已經盡力了﹔你隻要問那人:“對你有幫助嗎”?我們能學習,下次再學﹔這是一個不斷學習的過程。

“來,就這樣﹔現在閉上你的眼睛”﹔你要把人們的注意力引到耶穌身上﹔否則,他們會對你有要求,你會覺得受到操控,試圖要讓什麼事發生,而不是依靠聖靈﹔現在,在做完輔導后,你開始為人們禱告﹔禱告的時候,要依靠聖靈,總要依靠它。因此,我集中精神,隻聽聖靈,看看它要怎麼做﹔然后,我會覺察到膏油是否淋在她的身上﹔如果我感到有牆或阻擋,就會感到沒有流動,一定有我不知道的什麼事正在發生﹔這時, 我隻需要問主:“那是什麼?”

有時,在服事人的時候有許多阻擋﹔如果隻是一個,有時我可以通過加大力量來突破它﹔但大部分情況下,你需要停下來,問主問題出在哪裡﹔可能那人受到邪靈的控制﹔也可能是由於不信。“奉耶穌的名,我捆綁那控制她的邪靈,我捆綁那不信,釋放她”。然后,能力通常就會開始流動。或者, 可能心裡有一個尚未提及的問題﹔你隻要說“嗨,我沒有感到聖靈的流動,讓我們來談一談吧﹔我們有沒有漏掉什麼?讓我們問問主漏掉了什麼”﹔你閉上眼睛,也讓他們閉上眼睛。讓我們問主:“主,把我們需要處理的問題顯明給我們”﹔與那人互動。

練習:

現在,我們需要有機會與人一起禱告,我把時間快用完了,總是有那麼多事情想要做。我要你們互相為對方禱告。然后在結束的時候會有一個呼召,我們必須相信神會觸摸你,不管你哪裡需要觸摸。這些就是我們將要做的,我要你們每三個人一組,我要你們感受服事能力進入彼此的身上。我們隻要三個人一組,來吧,就站在那裡。

非常簡單,隻要一步一步來做。目的就是要你們熟練地釋放能力。現在,我們通常在發出一句命令的同時釋放能力﹔它是從我們裡面發出的。我們要遵循的步驟非常簡單。“你是扶人的,眼睛要睜開,要准備好扶人”﹔有時人會摔倒,會很突然,所以要警覺﹔你可以把眼閉起來﹔現在你要問:“我能在你身上練習嗎”?你說“可以”。要鼓勵他﹔好,先停在這裡。

耶穌培育了一個服事的環境﹔當人沒有回應時,能力是不流動的。如果這曾讓耶穌的遇到,它也會發生在你的身上。耶穌曾經把人帶到城外為他們禱告,因為那不信的氛圍非常強烈。有時他把人帶到屋外,因為那裡沒有信心﹔為服事而營造合適的氣氛是很重要的,營造期待神做些什麼的氣氛。

好,現在,我們再一次來服事聖靈的能力流到這位女士身上﹔我再一次問她:“我能在你身上練習嗎”?“是的”﹔我喜歡笑容﹔好,接下來,這位女士接受能力﹔“閉上眼睛,把心思意念集中在耶穌身上﹔很快,神的能力將觸摸你的生命”﹔“我要你閉上眼睛,我要你開始想象耶穌站著的畫面,他就站在我站的這個地方,他正與你在一起﹔神與你在一起﹔開始用方言禱告”﹔激活聖靈的流動﹔開始感受到神與你同在,神與你同在﹔然后數三下﹔我們現在要釋放神的能力,因此當我們數到三時,你裡面就興起,然后就釋放出神的能力﹔就說這幾個字:“能力!1,2,3,能力”。

好,我要改變一下,角色互換﹔你來扶著,你站在這裡,對了。我要你們做的就是,問她,同樣的問題:“我能在你身上練習嗎”?“可以”﹔閉上眼睛,開始禱告﹔用方言禱告﹔當你用方言禱告是,神的靈就在你身上流動﹔現在,當你感到神的同在,對了,不要把注意力集中在禱告,要集中意念,就是這樣。

現在,同一個人禱告,兩個不一樣的經歷。不要擔心,沒關系。被禱告的人的領受能力是有差別的,所以就會不一樣。總是要有信心﹔服事不是被動的,你要積極地相信神會讓事情發生的。阿門。

再來一次,來吧,我需要一個人扶著﹔“我能握著你的手嗎?我能練習嗎?”“好,就這樣”﹔記住,營造一個正面的氛圍是很重要的﹔你是領導人,你要期待神做些什麼﹔因此,當你服事的時候,營造一個期待的氣氛﹔接下來,神將觸摸你的生命,神的能力會臨到你﹔我已經可以看到恩膏正降在她身上﹔聖靈來,現在觸摸她﹔我靈裡面升起,釋放神的能力。

“來,你也來﹔把你的手給我,站在她后面”﹔感謝主﹔來吧﹔閉上你的眼睛﹔仰望神﹔神想要觸摸你﹔神想要用他的靈澆灌你﹔現在,你注意,我說了一些東西,我宣告了一些東西。

“來吧,就這樣”﹔這樣不是很好嗎?感謝神﹔把你的手給我﹔閉上你的眼睛,仰望神﹔神想要觸摸你,想要像觸摸別人那樣觸摸你,要用他的大能觸摸你﹔接下來,我要你看到你的心就像兩扇大門打開﹔“就是現在,觸摸她”﹔

我剛才預備她領受﹔我是怎麼預備的呢?我不知道你們是否注意到我是怎麼做的﹔我會示范給你看。首先,我剛才已經有了兩次經歷,她也看到神的能力在運行﹔見証也有同樣的功效,比如分享神能力運行的例子﹔第二,我讓她打開她的心靈﹔我用了一幅畫面幫助她打開心靈﹔然后,我就更強烈地禱告﹔然后,事情就發生了﹔所以,我們必須學習怎樣建立信心,讓事情發生。

“到這裡來”﹔一,二 ,三﹔你服事﹔你來領受﹔你來扶著﹔准備好了嗎?“我能在你身上練習嗎”?很好﹔你知道這一定會成功﹔我要你想象神就在你身邊,就像我在你身邊﹔神的靈正充滿你﹔現在釋放神的能力﹔就這樣﹔一,二,三﹔非常好﹔“你感到能力的流動了嗎”?別害羞,來吧,放開膽量﹔“感謝主﹔閉上你的眼睛,仰望主耶穌﹔感謝主的同在﹔奉耶穌全能的名現在觸摸她”。

好,現在輪到你們﹔我要你們三個人一組﹔讓每個人都有機會為別人禱告﹔好嗎?找一塊地方來練習,三個人一組﹔如果你還沒有三個人,請把手舉起來﹔准備好﹔一個是扶人的,眼睛要睜開﹔一個人領受禱告﹔一個人服事﹔我們一步一步做。

步驟如下:

第一步,“我能和你練習嗎”?“可以,可以,可以”。

第二步,領受的人:閉上眼睛,開啟心靈﹔神要觸摸你。服事的人:靜靜地用方言禱告,想象神的能力運行。數到第三下時,釋放神的能力,同時向領受的人吹氣,或說“能力”。

耶穌說,從你裡面能流出活水的江河﹔問題是:從那裡流出來?從你裡面﹔你必須讓它從你心裡發出,去到那人﹔你必須發出神所給你的。你不能遠遠地站著說,你不能站這麼遠服事﹔你要釋放神給你的能力。

扶著她﹔在你的靈裡面升起﹔釋放神的能力﹔這就像你把神給你的,給了他們﹔靈這個字有呼吸的意思﹔這就是為什麼我讓你們吹氣,或者說話。“能力,主現在觸摸她”﹔神正在觸摸她,有時候看得更明顯﹔如果我站得再近一些,“感謝主,主的能力觸摸她,就是現在”﹔這裡的問題出在接受,而不是釋放﹔因為如果我這麼做,“能力,現在觸摸她”﹔你看,這一組人都倒下了。因此,這是領受的問題,我要幫助她領受。

“我要你閉上眼睛,放鬆﹔神愛你,他確實非常愛你﹔我要你看到你的心有兩扇大門,我要你把它們打開,從而讓你能領受﹔你習慣了向其他人釋放,不習慣領受﹔耶穌要你也能領受﹔接下來,我要你開啟你的心靈,就像打開門﹔“喔,觸摸她”。

剛才的區別在那裡?區別就是要把心定位在領受﹔在我開始禱告的時候,我問“主啊,問題在哪裡”?我感到主對我說“她釋放給其他人,但她覺得領受不容易”。然后,我鼓勵她把她的心想象成有兩扇大門,把門打開。當她這麼做時,神的靈就進到她裡面﹔准備工作很重要﹔有的人怎麼也倒不了﹔別擔心,我不是教你們怎麼倒下﹔我是要教你們聖靈流動的力學。

“你這次感到有什麼不同”?你是不是覺得神開始觸摸你?是的,你有很多侍奉,為其它人付出了很多﹔通常,當你為他人付出時,過了一段時間后,你不認為有什麼是你自己的﹔神確實愛你。再閉上你的眼睛﹔“神愛你﹔看他就站在你前面﹔他愛你﹔天父,奉耶穌的名,我打碎拒絕的靈﹔我打碎所有不敬虔的信念,就是覺得我每有價值,我的生命沒有用﹔我奉耶穌的名打碎它﹔主啊,與我們同在﹔觸摸她”。

所以,根本的原因是拒絕。即使什麼事情都沒發生,我仍然問主:“發生了什麼“?你們明白了嗎?學習!好,讓我們再來一次。讓我們再次禱告﹔准備好了嗎?找人一起練習﹔“能力,能力”﹔准備好﹔ 問 “我能和你練習嗎”?“當然,盡力做”。開始前先仔細聽我說:

領受的人,如果你心裡相信這裡沒有什麼是給你的,那麼什麼都不會發生﹔如果你看著為你禱告的人,認為他們的恩膏不夠,那麼什麼都不會發生﹔你必須認識到,即使那人沒有大大地被膏油涂抹,也沒有關系,你的信心能釋放他們身上的恩賜。耶穌說:如果他們接受你,就是接受我﹔所以,如果你正站著,有人已經拉著你的手,你隻要在閉上眼睛時想象耶穌在那裡,並敞開你的心靈領受﹔就是這樣﹔看著耶穌,他在微笑,他愛你。

如果你在服事,現在就釋放神的能力﹔1,2,3,“ 能力”。最重要是心裡明白。再試一次﹔她失去知覺了,找其它人練吧。領受的人,閉上眼睛。那裡發生什麼事了? 那是一個邪靈﹔一個人用方言禱告,另一人命令它出來,直接對著邪靈說。好我們准備好﹔領受的人閉上眼睛﹔耶穌正准備服事你﹔服事的人,開始看到耶穌正向這人伸出雙手﹔數到第三下時,在靈裡提升並釋放喜樂。

現在,注意這個,我鼓勵你們禱告的時候不要把手放在他們身上,從而能抵擋去推他們的誘惑,或不自覺地推了他們。如果你把手這麼放,你會想:我要幫神一把,我推。

我試圖教你們從靈裡提升,從靈裡流動﹔如果你是從靈裡流動,你不需要推﹔你隻要觸摸,神的同在就會臨到﹔因此,它不是方法,而是流動。

當你對鬼說話的時候,你不是像打蒼蠅那樣把它趕走,那不是趕鬼的方法﹔你要說話,我們說出的話是靈﹔你要對鬼說話。

鬼在什麼地方?在這裡?在那裡?問主,求他顯明給你﹔他可能讓你把手放在他們頭上﹔你必須從裡面說出有能力的話﹔你必須相信你說的,就會發生﹔耶穌說:要對神有信心,對這座山說挪開﹔你必須相信你所說的會成就。因此,我們要說會發生的。那就是,“鬆開”﹔你就能看到能力在流動﹔如果我們是在做趕鬼的事,鬼就會感受到那個“鬆開”。

說了這些命令,鬼就被迫來到表明﹔他們知道你是不是相信你自己所說的﹔我們並不隻是說空空的字句﹔說出的字句要帶著信心。我相信當我說了以后,事情就會發生﹔如果我注意,我相信當我說“能力”,能力就會流動﹔因此,你說的時候,你要信事情會發生。

現在,我們要有時間為人禱告。我們講的涵蓋了許多領域,我們必須相信神會做些什麼。

因此,如果你有世代咒詛,拜偶像,通靈術,性犯罪,或經歷創傷等問題,說“神,我需要你觸摸我﹔我知道我需要得自由”。請自己走到前面來,站成一排。第一排領受,第二排扶人。

讓我們敬拜神﹔看到這麼多人,我可以想到人們的兩種反應:“噢,這麼多人,唉”﹔或者:“我每多禱告一次,我就更強壯一點,因為我練習了我的權柄”﹔因此,如果你們一些人幫助了禱告,你也能更強壯﹔所以,如果你們沒有在領受,或許你願意出來,參與做禱告。

現在,記住我們說過的,要預備氛圍。你們沒有注意到,我讓你們互相禱告也是在預備氣氛﹔讓你們敞開心靈,讓你們放鬆,讓你們對聖靈敞開。

我們沒有辦法仔細地為每個人禱告,我必須相信當我按手在你身上時,神的能力會臨到你﹔而你也需要相信。盡管我不知道你生命中發生的所有事情,但神的能力將臨到你。因此,預備你的心靈。現在,告訴耶穌你想要解決的問題﹔說得越具體越好﹔不要隻是說:“好,無論神要做什麼,他都可以做”,這沒有用﹔就像耶穌問那瞎眼的人:“你想要什麼”?

你需要告訴耶穌你想要什麼?你在那裡需要突破?是世代咒詛的事嗎?是通靈術方面的事嗎?是心中的一些煩惱嗎?是創傷經歷嗎?是性犯罪方面的嗎?是心態上的嗎?那個問題是什麼?隻管現在把它帶到主的面前。是恐懼嗎?是什麼東西阻礙你嗎?是羞愧嗎?是拒絕嗎?是不是你在別人的操控下太久了,因此感到內心深處的憤怒和拒絕?有沒有什麼畫面出現在你的腦海?現在就告訴耶穌。

如果是罪,求主赦免你﹔如果你需要原諒什麼人,說出原諒的話語。來吧,讓我們現在就做﹔對耶穌說吧,對他說:“主耶穌,對不起,在我的生命裡有做些罪﹔我來到你的面前,求你的赦免”。告訴耶穌具體是什麼﹔是什麼東西上癮?還是什麼捆綁?都告訴他﹔他愛你﹔他會赦免你。所以,你也釋放原諒,原諒那些傷害過你的人,出賣過你的人﹔釋放原諒。

現在,我准備做的是,帶領你們禱告。它是一個相當常規的禱告,但你會明白這對你有用。在你完成禱告后,張開雙臂敬拜耶穌。有人按手在你身上的時候,停止禱告。如果裡面有邪靈,把他咳出來﹔放手讓裡面的東西出來﹔讓埋藏在心裡的東西出來﹔准備好了嗎?

“天父,我奉耶穌的名來到你的面前﹔我承認耶穌基督是我的救主﹔耶穌的血把我從一切的咒詛裡,所有的邪靈中,一切的罪中,救贖出來﹔我屬於耶穌。我棄絕所有的世代咒詛﹔我棄絕與邪靈立下的所有盟約﹔我棄絕一切不屬神的魂結﹔主我求你讓我得自由﹔我原諒那些傷害過我的人﹔我把手伸給你,現在讓我得自由。撒旦,離開我的生命﹔奉耶穌的名,讓我們敬拜主,謝謝主。”

“奉主耶穌基督的名,我現在拿起權柄。我打碎歷代的咒詛﹔我命令拜偶像的靈,行巫術和佔卜的靈,苦毒,怨恨和性方面的靈,污鬼,我命令你們離開﹔我來對付驚嚇和創傷的靈,走,走,走”。



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神的同在今晚觸摸我們。我真是感受到神要把聖靈傾倒給我們大家。我們剛才花了更多的時間敬拜神。愛神是非常美好的。當我們愛神時,他就與我們同在。今晚我們就能感受到神的同在。剛才在台上發生的事都很有意思,他們一會就沒事了。

今晚我真是極大地被神的同在所感動,我要在這裡想一想我以后要做些什麼。我們每人都有自己的計劃,但神有他給我們的計劃,我們要有彈性。在過去的兩三天,我們教導了怎樣讓人釋放,得自由。我相信神想要觸摸更多的人,他想要幫助人,他想要滿足你們大家的需要。我這裡要給大家分享一個簡短的信息,我們要看兩段經文。

我鼓勵你們敞開你們的心靈,讓神今晚觸摸你。他認識你,他知道在你生命中發生的事。如果你還不是基督徒,你剛才已經看到神在我們中間與我們同在,觸摸人。我們看不見神,但當他來到我們中間,他會觸摸人的生命,有人會大笑,有人會哭泣,人被從邪靈的捆綁中釋放出來,人身體上的疾病能得醫治。

所以,無論你今晚有什麼需要,我鼓勵你向耶穌基督伸出你的雙手。在我們今晚講道結束的時候,我們會給大家機會,接受耶穌進入你的生命中。如果你還不是基督徒,你的生命中沒有神,你的生命是沒有意義的,而由此帶來的空虛,隻有神能讓你滿足。今晚我想給你們機會接受耶穌。

神是那麼的愛你,他派他的獨生子耶穌來到地上,把神的國展現給世人,把神的大能展現給世人。他為我們的罪死在十字架上。如果我們與神隔絕,通過耶穌,我們的罪就能得到赦免,就能與神和好。耶穌邀請今晚在座的每一個還不認識他的人,邀請你回應他。因此,敞開你的生命,請耶穌進來,與神重新連接。並與神一道,為其它人生命的改變施加正面的影響。耶穌說,跟從我,我會讓你們得人如魚。

聖經告訴我們,耶穌的事工就是觸摸人。耶穌被聖靈充滿,他身上有神的大能,他讓被邪靈壓迫的人的自由。當耶穌描述他的事工時,他說聖靈在他身上,讓他傳揚神的道,解釋給人們怎樣才能與神和好。耶穌說,認罪悔改,改變你的意念,因為神的國就在你的身邊。耶穌來到世上,也是來醫治破碎的心靈,讓受邪靈捆綁的人得自由。

我們現在看詩篇84章,第五,六,七節,“靠你有力量心中想往錫安大道的,這人便為有福。他們經過流淚谷,叫這谷變為泉源之地。並有秋雨之福,蓋滿了全谷。他們行走,力上加力,各人到錫安朝見神。”

耶穌也說的很清楚,我們生活在世上會遭受苦難,但你們要勇敢,因為我已戰勝了一切。耶穌知道家庭的壓力,他知道什麼是背叛,他知道被拒絕的感受,他知道被人批判是什麼滋味。他知道面對不公正時會怎樣。但他總是彰顯神的生命,他總是用善良戰勝邪惡。

這幾段經文告訴我們罪人怎樣的自由﹔他講了流淚谷,流淚的意思是悲傷或哭泣。聖經用這個畫面來描述我們生命中痛苦的經歷。谷是一個低地,山是一個高地。當一個人在低谷時,他們就是在挑戰和艱難當中。聖經講述了許多低谷,有幽暗死亡之谷,有煩惱之谷,有悲傷哭泣之谷。

今晚你們這裡的一些人心中有悲傷,有非常痛苦的經歷。我曾經幫助過的一個人,我擁抱他,他不停的哭泣,他的心裡有傷痛。在這裡講的流淚谷,是生命中的低谷。我們每個人都有低谷,有痛苦的經歷,這些經歷帶來悲傷。它有可能是婚姻,或是家庭,或是財務狀況,或是服侍,或是工作,或是朋友。生命中有悲傷,當一個人在悲傷的低谷時,他的心裡有傷痛。

聖經的這段經文告訴我們,靠神的力量,走過流淚谷的,是有福的。低谷是每個人都無法避免的,低谷是充滿痛苦的,但低谷也可以讓我們受益,讓我們成長。不管你正經歷什麼,神想讓你因此成長,他想進入你的生命,來到你的低谷,他想讓你知道他是多麼愛你,他想幫助你走出低谷。神不想讓我們待在低谷裡,他想讓我們從低谷走出來。

靠神的力量走過流淚谷的人是有福的,他走過流淚谷的這段經歷變成幫助他人的源泉。無論你生命中痛苦的經歷是什麼,你可以陷在那痛苦中,生氣,怨恨,悲痛一生,或者你可以選擇與神牽手,改變這些。讓你的流淚谷變成源泉,一個幫助他人得生命的源泉。

聖經用畫面描述了這屬靈的經歷,流淚谷,哭泣和艱難的日子,變成了得祝福的源泉。神的靈在那時運行,流淚谷就成為得祝福的源泉。你無法阻止困難的事發生在你身上,但當痛苦的經歷發生時,你可以選擇怎樣面對。你可以變得苦毒,或你可以變得更好﹔你可以刻薄,受傷,怨恨,或你可以在神的恩典中成長﹔你可以生氣,埋怨他人,或者求神幫助你﹔你可以被這個經歷扭曲變形,或變得更加甜美,親切。這是你的選擇。我們無法選擇別人怎樣對待我們,但我們能選擇怎樣回應。

所以,聖經上說,靠神力量的是有福的,他走過低谷,讓它變成源泉,神就傾倒下祝福給他,這人就力上加力,越來越有力,上到更高的層級。你想要強壯嗎?好好應對遇到的不幸。你想要成為大人物嗎?好好應對逆境。因此,我們看到,神的計劃絕不是把我們扔在流淚谷。實際上,以賽亞書53章告訴我們耶穌擔當我們的憂患,背負我們的痛苦,讓我們不用承擔。

我要問兩個問題,第一, 為什麼人會陷在那低谷?第二,你怎樣走出來?你怎樣把你的低谷變成源泉?從而使你出來時變得更強壯,而不是更軟弱和苦毒。先講第一點,為什麼人會陷在那低谷?這些年來,我遇到許多的基督徒和非基督徒,他們的生命中充滿了憂傷,他們在活痛苦中。他們的心中有一個部分是流淚谷。

因此,我試圖找出原因。盡管他們並不想這樣,但偶爾當有人說了什麼或做了什麼時,激發了他們的怒氣,引起了他們的反應。為什麼他們心中承受傷痛?為什麼他們總無法釋懷?以下是我找到的一些原因。第一個是因為人否認或貶低他們受到的傷害﹔如果你被什麼人或什麼事傷害,而你否認所受到的傷害,或者你把它放在一邊,告訴自己“這真的沒什麼”﹔從而接受了一個謊言﹔傷痛被埋葬,被謊言掩蓋。

我發現許多女人深受其苦,例如那些曾經墮胎的女人。在他們的心靈深處,他們知道發生了什麼,但他們掩蓋了真相,貶低和否認了真正發生的事,因此他們的心靈深處有傷痛﹔除非我們面對真相,我們總無法釋懷。我后面會給你們講解走出傷痛的步驟。

我發現在亞洲,人們不願談論他們受到的傷害。因此,當人們否認或貶低問題時,他們的內心受到傷害,這傷害埋藏在心靈深處﹔他們試圖讓它伴隨自己的生命,而不願意面對它,解決它。人們陷在那低谷的另一個原因是不寬恕﹔不寬恕的意思是:你傷害了我,你虧欠了我,我拒絕免除你的債。當我們存著不寬恕的心時,聖經上說:我們就為使人痛苦的邪靈開了一扇門,讓你受苦。它不停地提醒你:這不公平。它不停地喚起你的傷痛,激起你的不公平感,挑動你心中的怒火,這些經歷不斷疊加。

我發現有些人火氣很大,他們對每一件事都生氣。但真正發生的是:他們受了傷害,非常生氣,他們從來沒有寬恕。憤怒就像債,就像不寬恕。人憤怒,是因為他們相信自己的東西被拿走了,屬於他們的東西被偷走了。“你虧欠了我,你要道歉,你要改正。”因此,憤怒和不寬恕就像一個要求:你要還給我。但你可能永遠不還給我,或者你錯的太嚴重,無法還給我。

因此,如果我把憤怒和不寬恕隱藏在心裡,我就被陷在了那低谷,我陷在了流淚谷,被我自己的不寬恕陷在了那裡。現在,神對你說,“嗨,我想幫你,我想讓這低谷變成源泉,但你正抓住你的憤怒和不寬恕不放手你不讓它走,因此你一直處於這困境當中,我要讓你出來。”

人陷在那低谷的另一個原因是:他們心底的誓言。他們讓自己心硬﹔他們對自己說:“我再也不讓任何男人靠近我”﹔“我再也不相信女人”﹔“我再也不干這個職位”﹔因此,如果我們心底的誓言扎根在憤怒和苦毒之上,我們就會陷在那低谷。“我絕不要像我父親”﹔“我絕不要像我母親“﹔這一類的聲明是建立在憤怒和苦毒之上的,它會讓你陷在那低谷。因此,有許多的原因會讓我們陷在低谷:否認,貶低,不寬恕,憤怒,心底的誓言,評價。人讓自己的生活一團糟。現在,我們可以選擇怎樣應對這一困境。

看一看聖經是怎麼說的:“靠神有力量,…這人便為有福。”有福!就是說,神的恩惠臨到他們。注意:為什麼人會陷在那低谷,是因為他們試圖自己掌控所有的傷痛,掌控自己的生命,試圖掌控他們周圍的世界。當我們想掌控自己的生命時,我們的生命中就沒有神的位子。因此,“這人便為有福”的步驟是,換句話說,神的祝福臨到這人的程序是:第一,“靠神有力量“,力量這個字的意思是:在神那裡有得勝的能力。

因此,整句話的意思是:靠神戰勝困境,這人便為有福。他們來到神那裡,拿到光的下面,而不是試圖自己掌控,試圖掩蓋。經上說,這人,就把流淚谷變成了源泉。他們怎樣把它變成源泉,因為他們做出了選擇,他們選擇讓神來掌控,選擇讓聖靈進入他們的生命,選擇讓神改變他們的心靈,選擇敞開他們的傷痛讓神來醫治。

神不想讓你獨自承受生命中的苦難﹔這就是哥林多后書第-章所說,今天,那賜安慰的神,那安慰人的神,安慰你所遭受的所有苦難。因此,神是安慰人的神。你遇到的每一個困難,都是寶貴的時機,神想要來到你身邊,想要安慰你。現在,那賜各樣安慰的神,要安慰你所有的苦難。下面看這一段“…叫我們能用神所賜的安慰,去安慰那遭各樣患難的人。” 《哥林多后書》 1:4。

因此,如果你陷在痛苦的境地,神想來到你身邊,安慰你,醫治你。而如果你是神改變生命能力活生生的見証,你就能幫助其他人,因為你曾經歷同樣的痛苦,你了解他們。因此,走出傷痛的步驟是什麼呢?

這常常比你想的容易很多。難的是做,但步驟很容易。 1. 我要面對現實,我要誠實,承認受到傷害﹔發生在我身上的事真的傷害了我,我在受苦。通向自由的第一個步驟是誠實。講出事實,承認受傷害﹔而不是假裝,掩蓋,對自己說:這不算什麼。2.我要誠實地面對問題﹔發生了什麼,對我有什麼影響,我是怎樣回應的。當你問這些問題時,你就是在開始真正面對問題。現在,我需要尋求神的幫助:主阿,我需要你的恩典和幫助。因此,第一步是誠實地面對現實﹔第二步要問:發生了什麼?對我有什麼影響?我是怎麼回應並解決問題的? 3.現在,我需要求神的幫助,做出決定:我要寬恕﹔我哀嘆所發生的,我將寬恕。有時候,我們需要先哀嘆,然后才能完全地寬恕。眼淚是心靈的語言,內心的問題,需要從心底發出。

耶穌說,寬恕要發自內心。常常是這樣:眼淚的流出表示或說出我們內心的傷痛。當我與人互動,交談,勸解他們時,我總是會看著他們的臉。我發現,當你觸動他們的心靈一刻,那裡就是他們內心傷痛之所在,心靈的窗戶,眼睛就開始有淚水涌出。你就能知道那人真正的傷痛﹔我常常會把重點放在這裡,因為這就是神想要你醫治他們的地方。

因此,面對問題,提出問題:發生了什麼?它怎樣影響了我?我是怎樣試圖保護自己的?然后帶著這些來到主的面前,哀嘆這些問題,釋放寬恕,然后開始祝福傷害了你的人。如果有心底的誓言或評價,聲明放棄﹔並期待神幫助你,給你恩典使你走出這低谷﹔期待神對你說話,因為他的話帶來安慰。

我記得我曾面對難以置信的困境:我的一個女兒被性侵犯,這讓我心碎﹔我去到了流淚谷。沒有人能解決我的問題。人們甚至無法理解我是多麼的傷心。在我的心底深處,我在掙扎,在想我能不能再信靠神。因此,我把這些都抑制隱藏在我心底。

我試圖繼續照常生活,試圖做一個好的基督徒,試圖翻過這一頁。有人對我說,他們會想辦法幫助我﹔他們問我:如果你可以對神說任何話,你會說什麼?因此,當有一天我獨自與神交通時,我開始哭泣,我開始面對這傷痛﹔然后我說出了心裡話,我說“神啊,我覺得你讓我失望,我曾期待你關心我,照顧我,現在我不信任你。我已經禱告了,為我的家庭禱告了。而我的家庭正受到傷害,是你容許這事發生的﹔因此,我在掙扎,要不要繼續禱告”。

我誠實地面對神,當我說出我的心聲時,說出心裡真正的掙扎時,我開始哭泣。安靜片刻后,我感到神的同在,感到神在幫助我。隻要你誠實,神總會回應。隻是我們有時試圖假裝沒事。

我感到主開始向我說話,告訴我他是多麼愛我。他說:“我不關注你是否舒適,我關注你的品德”﹔他說:“我要你成長﹔我知道這對你是一個悲傷的經歷,但在這個過程中,你將成長,你的家庭將成長,我會來幫助你們,然后你就能幫助更多其它人”。

我開始哭泣,他說:“你禱告的時候,就禱告讓你生活中的一切恢復正常﹔我不關注你是否舒適,我關注你的品德”。然后他對我說:“你知道嗎,你對你女兒的感受,也是我對我的民的感受,罪玷污了他們的生命”。我感受到神的心聲,我開始不停的哭泣,然后我放手。

我說:“神啊,我感謝你來幫助我。”在三個月的時間裡,我女兒奇妙地遇見天使,她的生命被改變。神以超自然的方式來幫助我們,情況完全改變了。靠神有力量的人有福了﹔他在悲傷困苦中轉向了神,而不是試圖自己掌控一切,或把悲傷埋葬在心底。轉向神,並做出選擇,把流淚谷變成源泉的人有福了。

你可以選擇信神﹔你可以選擇跟隨神的道路。讓我們再看一次那段經文:“靠你有力量心中想往錫安大道的,這人便為有福。”(詩篇 84章 5 節)換句話說,就是:心中願意經歷一個過程。我們隻是想要有人為我們禱告,把事情解決﹔但神想讓我們與他同行,信靠他。

因此,我變得越來越有力量。當我思想現在的情況,我的心中沒有任何傷痛﹔發生那事讓我傷心,但神給予了極大的勝利﹔我們已經為成百上千有類似經歷的人禱告,讓他們得釋放,得自由﹔詩篇這段經文的意思就是:心裡擁抱神設定的過程,靠神有力量的人有福了﹔他們經過流淚谷並讓它變成源泉,祝福如雨充滿他們,他們變得越來越有力量,他們正經歷神。

靠神有力量的人有福了,他在困境當中轉向神,說:“神啊,我願意與你同行,經歷這個過”;他們經過流淚谷﹔他們並不停在那裡,變得苦毒憤怒傷心怨恨﹔他們把這變成甘甜。他們寬恕,而不是憤怒﹔他們祝福,而不是咒詛﹔他們展現慈愛,而不是苦毒﹔他們變得越來越有力量,得神祝福,享受與神同在。你心中如果有苦毒,你就無法享受與神同在。

保羅寫道:不要讓聖靈難過﹔不要讓你的心中有苦毒和憤怒﹔不要有怨恨和報復﹔而要有慈愛,溫柔的心,及寬恕。享受神的同在﹔我愛聖靈﹔我愛神的同在﹔我要我的生命得自由﹔因此,隻要悲痛來臨,你就必須做出選擇,是陷在低谷,還是把它變成源泉。

現在請你們閉上你的眼睛。今晚,這裡有人還不認識耶穌﹔你來到這個世界,與神隔離﹔但神愛你,他給了你一個生命的歸宿。耶穌來到世上,為你的罪被釘死在十字架上,並在第三天從死裡復活﹔他說:所有接受他的,所有相信他的,他就讓他們成為神的兒子。如果你還不認識耶穌,我要你今晚做出決定:“我接受耶穌﹔我轉向他,愛我的神。我一生信靠他,並從心裡接受他。

罪人的禱告:

“天上的父,我們奉耶穌的名來到你面前。謝謝你愛我﹔謝謝你派耶穌來,為我的罪死在十字架上,並從死裡復活。今晚,我要離開罪,轉向你。耶穌啊,我接受你為我的救主﹔我求你赦免我的罪。現在,因著信,我收到赦免,我收到你的靈進入我心中,我今晚把我的生命交給你。我在天地面前宣布,耶穌基督永遠是我的救主,我的朋友。阿門!”



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