|Posted by nextstepministrieslv on January 2, 2010 at 7:48 PM|
This blog is for those who say JESUS is Lord. Bi polar, depression, manic, and so on...for those of you who think you may know someone with the above or some doctor who needs a job told you this is what you have. As a Christ follower I'm going to him and HIS word first before I ever trust a doctor and put drugs into my mouth.
Could demons be involved here? Usually the first thought here "oh no not me, demons can NEVER be in me." But we will trust the doctor and drugs first.
Luke 8 (New King James Version)
43 Now a woman, having a flow of blood for twelve years, who had spent all her livelihood on physicians and could not be healed by any, 44 came from behind and touched the border of His garment. And immediately her flow of blood stopped.
Western cultures probably do not take satanic involvement in people’s lives seriously enough. There is a wide variety of possible symptoms of demon possession, such as a physical impairment that cannot be attributed to an actual physiological problem, a personality change such as depression or aggression, supernatural strength, immodesty, antisocial behavior, and perhaps the ability to share information that one has no natural way of knowing.
Read (1 Samuel 16:14-15; 18:10-11
1 Samuel 19: 9 But an evila spirit from the Lord came upon Saul as he was sitting in his house with his spear in his hand. While David was playing the harp, 10Saul tried to pin him to the wall with his spear, but David eluded him as Saul drove the spear into the wall. That night David made good his escape.
King Saul, after rebelling against the LORD, was troubled by an evil spirit, with the apparent effect of a depressed mood and an increased desire to kill David.
In addition to these physical or emotional distinctions, one can also look at spiritual attributes showing demonic influence. These may include a refusal to forgive 2 Corinthians 2:10-11 and the belief in and spread of false doctrine, especially concerning Jesus Christ and His atoning work.
2 Corinthians 11:3 3 But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent’s cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ.
So as a christian you don't think you can be influenced by the devil? Matthew 16:23 Jesus turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the things of God, but the things of men.”
Demon possession also seems to be related to the worship of heathen idols and the possession of occult materials. Scripture repeatedly relates idol worship to the actual worship of demons(Leviticus 17:7; Deuteronomy 32:17; Psalm 106:37; 1 Corinthians 10:20), so it should not be surprising that involvement with idolatry could lead to demon possession.
Based on the above scriptural passages we can conclude that many people open their lives up to demon involvement through the embracing of some sin or through cultic involvement (either knowingly or unknowingly). Examples may include immorality, drug/alcohol abuse that alters one’s state of consciousness, rebellion, and bitterness. If we pursue God, if we are clothing ourselves with His armor and relying upon His strength (Ephesians 6:10-18), we have nothing to fear from the evil ones, for God rules over all!
Psychotic drugs have been reported to cause Dyscrasia, from ancient Greek medicine with the word "dyskrasia", meaning bad mixture. This is causing YOUR white blood cells to deteriorate THEY WIIL NOT RETURN. Using these drugs will cause YOUR brain to slowly deteriorate.