Apostle Jacquelyn Fedor
EQUIPPING THE SAINTS FOR MINISTRY
Recognizing Your Enemy
By Their Fruits We Will Know Them - Part Two
Over years of ministering Isaiah 61, or the deliverance ministry, we have come to recognize individual spirits by the pictures or visions that are repeatedly given by the Holy Spirit to pinpoint a certain entity. For instance, if the Spirit shows us a mushroom cloud, as in the after wake of the atom bomb, we know we are dealing with a spirit of insanity. Our flesh feels irritable when this spirit is around us. We may experience symptoms of panic, unusual fear, or our thoughts may seem to race etc. All these sensations are fruits of the insanity spirit being in our atmosphere. Therefore, even if we are ministering to a person that seems totally in control, they war against our flesh, and along with the vision the Spirit gave us, we are not fooled. They will therefore receive deliverance, and be set free from the evil entity that would have at some point caused horrible havoc in their life. Why does the Holy Spirit show us symbolic visions rather than the literal form of the evil spirit? The only answer I can come up with is, we would not be able to identify the spirit itself for the most part, as they are not normally visible to us. We cannot therefore recognize them through familiarity as we do people. Visions on the other hand at least point us to the correct category, and we can more easily discern what spirit is operating in that environment through ministry training, experience and above all, as led by the Holy Spirit.
COMMON SYMBOLS OF EVIL SPIRITS
1. Antichrist related spirit- thunderbird, morning bird of American Indian lore, swine or pig.
2. Anger- a wolf lying low.
3. Attack or accusing spirit- a bull dog.
4. Confusion spirit-looks like a rat on each shoulder of a person speaking different things into each ear.
5. Control spirit- spider, octopus, crab. It controls through its arms leading to many hurts and wounds in a person. Just as the person seems to be almost free, it will pull one of its tentacles to cause the person to pull back. The spirit conveys, "no one sees me", and will slowly cause bitterness, hatred, unforgiveness and suicide to surface.
6. Death spirit- hooded figures, owls, coffins.
7. Drugs or alcohol spirit-sometimes the form of a snake.
8. Emotional spirit- hurricanes or tornadoes.
9. Familiar spirit-same size and shape as the person, but with no face or oriental features. An imp or brownie as in fairy tales, sitting on the head or shoulder.
10. Fear spirit- can appear as a snake attacking or wrapping around a person head to foot.
11. Generational inheritance spirit- many layered cake.
12. Idol worship spirit-anything placed before God, as in money, spouse, children, a country etc. These sometimes can be generation spirits also. Images can be of the thing idolized as in religious statues, totem pole, or in food addiction, a sugar bowl might depict the idol.
13. Jezebel spirit-ape, gorilla, or I once saw it as a grotesque face of a woman with makeup, long, sharp nails etc.
14. Judgmental spirit as well as memory spirits may appear as an elephant.
15. Legion spirits-swarm of flies, fleas, etc.
16. Lust spirit is almost always a frog.
17. Madonna spirit- usually in the stereotyped madonna (control, dogmatic, must have her way).
18. Occult spirit- can appear as colors or a person's eyeballs spin around, hands clinch. May appear as an astrological sign.
19. Panic spirit-lots of little things scurrying, mice, etc.
20. Passive spirit- a blanket, person hiding etc.
21. Poverty spirit-raggedy person.
22. Pride spirit-a rooster or sometimes a frog with chests all puffed out, strutting around - person may be seen dressed as a prince or princess.
23. Queen Mother spirit-a queen bee.
24. Religious spirit-overlaps with idol worship, old fashioned plow, yarmulke (little hat worn by Hebrews), lady teacher type, high buttoned shoes, long black dress.
25. Shell spirit- any kind of false protection, may appear as a wall, shell, turtle, transparent bag, etc.
26. Spiritual blindness and deafness spirit- monkey with hands over eyes or ears, appears as a band around the person's head.
27. Spiritual ignorance spirit- a hair net on head.
28. Suicide spirit-a black bird.
29. Tradition spirit- often seen as a dragon.
30. Unforgiveness spirit- also can be a serpent wrapped around a person or chains or cords.
31. Witchcraft spirit-witch, hex signs, crows.
32. Worry spirit- darkness or a whirlwind.
These are but a few and not given to be memorized, but if referred to, the list can perhaps help give an idea of what is being dealt with. The Holy Spirit is always the final authority however, and not what is in our minds. We must be sensitive to the Spirit always. For instance, at times walls mean a shell spirit has been assigned by a jezebelic principality to hide itself, but at others the wall may simply mean the person needs emotional healing and has built a wall around themselves to keep from being hurt. The Holy Spirit knows which is the case, we do not. A green lizard, alligator or snake can symbolize jealousy for the most part, but sometimes it can also stand for fear. The Holy Spirit will not only give us visions, but He will interpret them as well, sometimes through the ministers or perhaps through the person receiving the deliverance.
WARRING AGAINST THE SPIRITS
When people are down, depressed, angry, fearful, jealous, etc, don't look at the flesh, try to discern what spirit is the cause of their actions and pray for them. War, be that part of God that is a wall of fire around His people.
When we know the lifestyle of someone well enough to know they have allowed cracks to form in them through the works of the flesh, encourage them to repent, go through deliverance, be cleaned up, perhaps even rebaptized, so the enemy can be defeated and released from their lives. Without this change there is no way they can be overcomers and enter the Kingdom. War against Satan. Fight for that one. Perhaps they are so bound up that they can't even see the enemy operating in them. They may defend the right to be who they think they are and fight to continue to do what they want to do, which causes grief to the Godly around them, but hard as it can be to deal with sometimes, just know it's still not them. Do combat against the spirit controlling them. For instance, we can pray their home environment clean. Let them be isolated in a pure atmosphere if possible. Sometimes when outside entities are blocked from interfering and a person can be locked up with their pet demons in a spiritual cell of purity and righteousness so to speak, they get a better perspective of themselves. They see who they have become and want rid of what has caused their condition. This is especially the case when principalities and powers of darkness have had real strongholds over them. We can see these evil forces if we are discerning, wrecking their lives, health and chances of being happy.
WHO IS IN NEED OF DELIVERANCE?
All that want to walk holy must experience Isaiah 61, and it's absolutely mandatory for all that want to be ministers. We reproduce what we are in those we are helping. For this reason it can be very destructive to the people we mentor if we have secret problems or live double lives. God is not a hypocrite, nor is the Holy Spirit fooled. The Bible says, cast the beam from your own eye before you try to cast it from another. If you are not able to stop doing something that is wrong, or in other words, are not able to exercise your will and change, then you are operating under an obsession, a compulsion or an addiction and definitely are in need of deliverance. You are existing under the authority of a demon and do not be fooled, you are its captive. No one wants to be in that kind of bondage as a rule, and no one, especially as a minister, wants to transfer spirits to others, so the ministry of deliverance is very much sought after. God wants all of His family set free, but He will only do what each person, through a free will and by their own choice, will allow. God will never step over our will.
WHAT DO THE SPIRITS HOPE TO ACCOMPLISH?
Did you realize that the account in Ezekiel we looked at last time concerning the king of Tyre was a prophetic picture of the body of Antichrist? This wicked body of people is being gathered as we speak to come against those that make up the body of Christ. King Antichrist will come against King Jesus Christ in the ultimate battle for dominion of this planet and its people. We see, as prophesied in Daniel 11:36-38, the personality of this evil King.
36 Then the king (the full stature of the body of Antichrist) shall do according to his own will (he is lawless and does as he chooses): he will exalt and magnify himself (he has to be looked at as the greatest) above every god, shall speak blasphemies against the God of gods (this kind will not see Jesus in others and will call the gifting of Godly people phony, fake or demonic), and shall prosper till the wrath has been accomplished (Satan prospers his own); for what has been determined shall be done (His defeat was accomplished before the earth was formed, but he is given a certain amount of time to draw the evil ones to him, thus doing the separating for God).
37 He shall regard neither the God of his fathers (no respect for the Father) nor the desire of women (this spirit promotes a man's world - woman has no real value, many are homosexuals), nor regard any god; for he shall exalt himself above them all.
38 But in their place he shall honor a god of fortresses and a god which his fathers did not know shall he honor with gold and silver, with precious stones and pleasant things.
The god in this king, as in the king of Tyre, was Satan. We must be discerning and wise to spiritual things or we too will be, without knowing it, a part of that body. If we are ones that have been drawn to his pleasures, we may be greatly enjoying our worldly lives today, and secretly mocking those who are walking holy, but let us read on in Daniel chapter 12 verse 1.
1 At that time Michael shall stand up, the great prince who stands watch over the sons of your people and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation, even to that time. And at that time your people shall be delivered, every one who is found written in the book. (Worldly people that are enjoying worldly pleasures and walking according to the morals, trends and standards of today, are not going to be found in the book of life).
James tells us in James 4:4 an illicit affair with the world results in spiritual adultery and separation from God.
4 Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy with God.
The church, is for the most part filled with these lawless ones and is mostly lying spiritually dead on the street, powerless and dull of knowledge. Why? Because she didn't walk holy. Satan filled her people with hypocrisy and false doctrine that allowed sin. She therefore became an abomination to the Lord who absolutely demands holiness. A new generation of people is being awakened however, and is being called out of her. Some will be discerning of the attempt of Satan to pollute them, others will return to the old church and be a part of the evil King. Let us read on in Daniel 12 verse 2.
Daniel 12: 2
2 And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth (or are dead on the street) shall awake, some to everlasting life (immortality), some to shame and everlasting contempt (they will let Satan lure them right back to the world and death).
Those that are not fooled will become a part of the body of the King of Righteousness and are the Church Triumphant in fulfillment of 1 Corinthians 15:50-52.
1 Corinthians 15:50-52
50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God (only the body of Christ); nor does corruption inherit incorruption (we are incorrupt through being one loaf with Him).
51 Behold I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed-
52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet shall sound (revelation will be released), and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed (made immortal).
Daniel, who understood these things, was instructed to close up this knowledge until the end times, and that when the end time arrived, knowledge would increase.
4 But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end, many shall run to and fro (carry out the truth), and knowledge shall increase.
Now let us look at this same prophetic promise starting in Ezekiel 37.
Ezekiel 37: 1-5
1 The hand of the Lord came upon me and brought me out in the Spirit of the Lord, and set me down in the midst of the valley and it was full of bones. (This valley is the valley of decision where mankind makes the decision to change and become holy or remain worldly).
2 Then He caused me to pass by them all around, and behold, there were very many in the open valley and indeed they were very dry (no revelation, no truth there).
3 And He said to me, "Son of man, can these bones live?" So I answered, "O Lord God, You know."
4 Again He said to me, 'Prophesy to these bones, and say to them, 'O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord!
5 Thus says the Lord God to these bones: "Surely I will cause breath to enter into you, and you shall live."
Ezekiel 37: 10-11
10 So I prophesied as He commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood upon their feet, and exceedingly great army (Warriors of Israel).
11 Then He said to me, "Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel. They indeed say, 'Our bones are dry, our hope is lost, and we ourselves are cut off!"
Here is God's promise however in verses thirteen and fourteen.
Ezekiel 37: 13-14
13 "Then you shall know that I am the Lord, when I have opened your graves (where they laid spiritually dead), O My people, and brought you up from your graves.
14 I will put My Spirit in you (filled with the Holy Spirit), and you shall live, and I will place you in your own land (we become Israel). Then you shall know that I, the Lord, have spoken it and performed it," says the Lord.
Now let us move to the New Testament fulfillment of this prophecy.
Revelation 11: 11
11 Now after three and and half days (a thousand years is as a day to the Lord) the breath of life from God entered them, and they stood on their feet, and great fear fell on those who saw them.
These scriptures are talking about God's end time people, the army of God. They are Israel, warriors that unite as the body of Christ.
IT IS FINISHED
Satan will do his best however to lead those newly revived from the watery grave of baptism into destruction so they cannot be a part of this end time army. He will attempt to send them back to the spiritually dead church where they were no threat to him. But, if they are discerning ones and obedient to the voice of God for direction, they will themselves take advantage of God's deliverance ministry, eradicate the enemy from their lives, and encourage others to do likewise so they are not controlled by the enemy. The light of the obedient will shine clearly for others to follow as they remain faithfully in God's army to defeat the body of Satan or Antichrist. They will forever be a part of the victorious Church Eternal and will walk into eternity as a member of the body of Christ. Every evil spirit plaguing mankind will be bound, time will come an end, and graves will be empty. All creation that is now corruptible will become incorruptible and all that is mortal will become immortal, finally bringing to pass the fulfillment of the last statement of Jesus as a man on the cross, "It is Finished!"