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Delivered By
Bob Petersen
Delivered On
December 3, 2017 at 11:00 AM
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Breaking Barriers
 

God is doing a great work in His people

  • He is bringing them to a place of complete freedom

 

When God delivered the Children of Israel from bondage

  • Exodus 14:13-14 NAS 13 But Moses said to the people, "Do not fear! Stand by and see the salvation of the Lord which He will accomplish for you today; for the Egyptians whom you have seen today, you will never see them again forever. 14 "The Lord will fight for you while you keep silent."

 

God is the one doing the work in us and fighting to get us free from our enemies.

  • Philippians 2:13 NAS for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure.

  • Deuteronomy 3:22 NAS Do not fear them, for the Lord your God is the one fighting for you.'

Transformed by the renewing


 

We must be transformed in our minds and our actions

  • Until we are we are in a dangerous place

    • Dangerous because of deception and

 

It is extremely hard on a person when they detox.

  • The detox process is necessary to get them to freedom

  • As they go through this process their mind and body tell them this process is wrong.

    • Show Opiate Withdrawal Video


 

This is the drag factor

 

The Final Quest - The most shocking part of this vision was that this horde was not riding on horses, but primarily on Christians! Most of them were well-dressed, respectable, and had the appearance of being refined and educated, but there also seemed to be representatives from almost every walk of life. While these people professed Christian truths in order to appease their consciences, they lived their lives in agreement with the powers of darkness. As they agreed with those powers, their assigned demons grew and more easily directed their actions.

 

The power of the demons was clearly rooted almost entirely in the power of deception, but they had deceived these Christians to the point where they could use them and the Christians would think they were being used by God.

As I watched, I realized that these prisoners thought the vomit of Condemnation was truth from God. Then I understood that these prisoners actually thought they were marching in the army of God! This is why they did not kill the little demons of Fear or the vultures—they thought these were God’s messengers!

 

I was shocked and disheartened, for it seemed there were actually many more Christians being used by the evil one than there were in the army of the Lord.

I noted that the demons were riding on these Christians, but were not in them as was the case with non-Christians. It was obvious that these believers had only to stop agreeing with their demons in order to get free of them. For example, if the Christian on whom a demon of Jealousy was riding just started to question the jealousy, that demon would weaken very fast. When this happened, the weakened demon would cry out and the leader of the division would direct all the demons around that Christian to attack him until the jealousy would build up on him again. If this did not work, the demons would begin quoting Scriptures, perverting them in a way that would justify the bitterness, accusations, or other satanic influences they were spreading.


 

We can miss what God has offered to us corporately and individually.

  • Matthew 22:14 NAS For many are called, but few are chosen

  • This scripture followed the parable of the Marriage Feast where some were declining the invitation.

 

King Saul makes a sacrifice in disobedience

1 Samuel 13:13-14 NAS 13 Samuel said to Saul, "You have acted foolishly; you have not kept the commandment of the Lord your God, which He commanded you, for now the Lord would have established your kingdom over Israel forever. 14 "But now your kingdom shall not endure. The Lord has sought out for Himself a man after His own heart, and the Lord has appointed him as ruler over His people, because you have not kept what the Lord commanded you."