“The Spirit of Delilah”

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Judges 16:18-19 “When Delilah saw that he had told her everything, she sent word to the rulers of the Philistines, ‘Come back once more; he has told me everything.’ So the rulers of the Philistines returned with the silver in their hands. After putting him to sleep on her lap, she called for someone to shave off the seven braids of his hair, and so began to subdue him. And his strength left him.” (For the entire story, see the attachment.)

The Spirit of Delilah

Don’t be deceived by what is happening in your marriage. Spouses are engaged in a spiritual battle. We wrestle not against flesh and blood (See Ephesians Chapter 6). The devil himself has been coming against marriages since Adam and Eve. His strategic plan against marriages is in full effect. Now laws such as legalized gay marriages have been imposed by the kingdom of Satan to come against God’s sacred institution of marriage. The hurts, issues, and attacks that women and men have suffered through and have not been healed and delivered from leaves them open to the wiles of the devil in his attacks against marriages.

So many marriages and relationships are in turmoil right now because of Delilah. Delilah’s character is extremely complex. Let’s explore Delilah the manipulator. First, her relationship with Samson clearly wasn’t based on “love.” Samson was a man of power and status and Delilah was attracted to his power. When wives (or husbands, as a man can have this same spirit) are dealing with other women coming after their husbands, we must be able to recognize that often, the women only want our husbands because they belong to us. Going after something that belongs to someone else (covetousness) empowers the spirit of Delilah and gives her a “rush” to go after someone else’s spouse. The other woman often times seeks something in the affair other than love – they seek power.

Holy Spirit revealed to me that Delilahs who come after married men have a demonic strongman of “control” (in addition to some other sexually immoral demons) with associated demons such as possessiveness, dominance and witchcraft. Dominance is “power and influence over others.” Synonyms for dominance are power, authority, rule, mastery, and control. The task that the enemy assigned to Delilah was to come against a man of God with a calling and purpose in his life. The enemy used her to destroy the assignment and ultimately the man. Think of your spouse’s purpose in life, even if he/she isn’t operating in it. God has revealed to you your spouse’s purpose in the kingdom. Please understand that there is a strategic attack against your spouse’s purpose. The affair isn’t limited to what you can see with your natural eyes. The affair is deeper than that; it is about canceling the purpose and assignment of your spouse.

Delilah’s inner spirit of control enabled the enemy to use her in his assignment against Samson’s purpose. The Philistines were able to use Delilah in their conspiracy against Samson because of her own thirst for power. The text doesn’t suggest that she had to be coerced or urged outside of the initial bribe of eleven hundred pieces of silver from the lords of the Philistines. After she accepted the challenge, the dominance began. She asked Samson to tell her the source of his strength. She pursued him with such influence that his soul was vexed. She pressured him and overpowered him until he gave in.

Delilah’s objective was to “expose” Samson’s secret. Have you noticed that most adulterous relationships don’t remain “hidden?” The other woman/man really and truly wants to expose the secret affair. Although there is a thrill in the secrecy of the affair for a little while, the thrill wears off and in order to achieve that next high, Delilah must provide traces of her involvement with your spouse for you to find. That is when she/he feels most empowered – when the spouse is aware of the indiscretion. Do we play into Delilah’s hands in our response to her tactics? We must always be led by Holy Spirit in not only our response to Delilah but our response to our spouses as well as every action that we take when we discover indiscretions.

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“She’s Too Spiritual For Me!” by Dr.J.

If you find yourself thinking someone who is “super spiritual” is “doing the most,” please don’t take that spirit in “you” lightly. I asked God why was I feeling that way before when someone was trying to teach me about the mysteries of His Word. God showed me that it was a spirit of rebellion and stubbornness. God purged me immediately when I repented.

It is our worldly effort to cling to the world when we don’t want to receive something from the spirit of God. Essentially, what we’re saying is “we’re not ready for all that spiritual stuff right now.” We’re saying, “all that spiritual stuff isn’t necessary.” We’re saying “we need to ‘keep it real’ so people can relate.” We’re saying, “we don’t want to be ‘that’ holy.” Please listen. You are being deceived by the devil. To reject the Spirit of God, to reject holiness is sin and rebellion and witchcraft. To adulterate the Word of God to make it less holy is sin. 
We can never have TOO MUCH of the Spirit of God. I’m not talking about being sanctimonious or religious or like the Pharisees. I’m talking about following the example of Jesus Christ in all we do or say or think. Everything Jesus taught us was from God. Jesus said for us to follow His instructions. The world (Luciferian spirit) taught us to put a spin on the Word so people can “relate” to what we’re saying. Come on now! Speak the unadulterated truth in a relatable way but we are to never omit the Word or water it down so that people can “relate.” Think about our people, our ancestors the Hebrews/Jews/Israelites and how they stayed in trouble for mixing worldly principles with the instructions of God. IDOLATRY. REBELLIOUSNESS. It is a spirit.
There is TOO MUCH sin and deception and seduction by the enemy. Look at this world. We need all the Holy Spirit and spirituality we can get. Pay attention to what your spirit rejects. If your spirit rejects what is spiritual, holy, and right you have a spirit of rebellion and stubbornness which is witchcraft. 
Open your hearts and minds to hear what the spirit is trying to teach you now. There will be a great falling away of those who are deceived. It is the spirit of rebellion that makes us susceptible to the devil’s deception. Stop fighting to hold on to this world. It’s time to go all out and all in for the kingdom. Ask yourself, “Why wouldn’t I want to be all holy, when God Himself instructed me to be holy because He is holy.” There is no such thing as too much holiness. Listen. Dr.J. 
1 Samuel 15:23 “For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king.”

“Don’t Put JuJu on Anything” by Dr.J.

Be careful what you’re listening to (and allowing your children to listen to), singing about and invoking and giving power in your life. Putting “juju on that beat” is putting witchcraft on the beat. It is satanic. Witchcraft is the rejection of the Word of God (Jezebel spirit). “The Bible has a lot to say about witchcraft. Witchcraft and its many cousins, such as fortune-telling and necromancy (‘the practice of talking to the spirits of dead people; the use of magic powers especially for evil purposes’) are Satan’s counterfeits to holy spirituality. The Bible expressly condemns all forms of witchcraft” (Gotquestions.org). 

Witchcraft is one of the sins that prevents us from inheriting the kingdom of heaven. We must wake up now people of God. God remove the blinders from our eyes right now in Jesus’s name. Dr.J.

Galatians 5:19-21 “Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are [these]; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told [you] in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.”

1 Samuel 15:23 “For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king.”

“Spirit of Criticism” by Dr.J.

ROMANS‬ ‭14:10‬ ‭AMP‬‬ “But you, why do you criticize your brother? Or you again, why do you look down on your [believing] brother or regard him with contempt? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God [who alone is judge].”

Lord help us! I was on the phone with someone and for at least ten minutes they were being critical. My spirit was vexed. I began to pray that if I too have the spirit of criticism for Holy Spirit to show me and God to purge me and get it out in Jesus’s name. The spirit of criticism has to originate from some hurt or self-hate. So I pray that we are healed on the inside and filled with the love of Christ. Do we hear ourselves when we’re criticizing and judging others? God open our ears so we can hear ourselves and be convicted. Help us to love ourselves so we can see the best in others. Are you always critiquing others or situations? “Critique” is just a fancy way of saying criticizing. We have to leave these spirits that are not from Holy Spirit behind in order to move forward in the things of God. Dr.J. 

“Who Rules the Darkness?” by Dr.J.

Ephesians 6:12 (KJV) “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”

Against the rulers of the darkness of this world” is worth reflecting upon. Kosmokrator is the Greek term for a “ruler of this world.” Paul reminds us that we wrestle not against flesh and blood but there are demonic forces of darkness that literally “spiritually” rule here on earth (between the earth and the moon; the air; atmosphere). We can’t ignore this. We can’t pretend that we don’t understand this. There are demonic forces that have rule on the earth. They have influence. They have control. They have power. There are “people” who have surrendered to the influence of the rulers of the darkness of this world and they are under demonic influence – people in government, law enforcement, education, the media, hospitals, church and every other institution in the world. The rulers of the darkness of this world answer to and are under the direction of Satan. It’s real. We just need to ask God for revelation first so that we can “see” what’s happening. Then we have to ask God to help us to use our weapons to fight the rulers of the darkness spiritually. We can’t win a spiritual war with flesh. God open our hearts, minds, and EYES to receive what you’re showing us in Jesus’s name. Dr.J.

John 8:47 “Whoever belongs to God hears the words of God. The reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to God.”

“Friendly Competition is Healthy, Or Is It?” by Dr.J. 

The demon of competition has family members of “driving, argument, pride, and ego.” My dad used to tell me that a little friendly competition is healthy but God has shown me that a competitive spirit is demonic and unhealthy. Do you find yourself arguing, debating, driving a point home, being egotistical or prideful? Do talk over others? Do you have to always be right? Do you find yourself disagreeing for the sake of disagreement? Do you navigate toward competitive topics? You have to humble yourself to even be able to answer the questions honestly. Ask God to help you discern if this spirit is on you and begin to renounce it and its entire clan in the name of Jesus. Kill this spirit at the root. The Holy Spirit will reveal its origin. Dr.J.

“Demons are identified according to their nature…Indwelling demons are seldom found singly; they are together in groups called clans or families. When one demon is detected or discerned…look for its companions” (Hammond).