Welcome to LiV.
LiV is a product of a carefully prepared range of materials that are selected from real life experiences within family circles, religious setups and in the socioeconomic environment. These experiences are compiled for those who are desperate to live in spiritual freedom.
Living in spiritual freedom gives spiritual growth, clarity, frees us from confusion or acts of utter foolishness and delivers us from things that drive humans to blindly follow beliefs, rituals, traditions, religions, groups or practices that bring no spiritual benefit to the soul! “Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming.” Ephesians 4:14(NIV).
LiV is a ministry to genuine seekers of God! A people who have found themselves under bondages disguised as religion, led by “…people of corrupt mind, who have been robbed of the truth and who think that godliness is a means to financial gain..” 1Timothy 6:5 (NIV). Unfortunately these shameless ‘leaders’ distort the image of the Creator to the unsuspecting faithfuls. It is needless to say that the hearts of these trusting people become darkened by the gospels preached to them. A gospel based on human wisdom and the allure of prosperity! “…And they began to think up foolish ideas of what God was like. As a result, their minds became dark and confused.” Romans 1:21(NLT).
LiV will explore with you some spiritual experiences that brought real freedom and fearless love for righteousness. Personal intimacy with God that developed from these trials, helped in gaining spiritual freedom that led to victories over habitual sins, cold love, worldliness, insecurity, fear of unknown, fear of man, spiritual fear, sorrows, the need to please other humans, the need to be accepted by a mob and above all, spiritual sight that led to freedom from bondages by other humans!
There is clear evidence that when you endeavor to pursue spiritual freedom, you will be forced to break through a number of spiritual bondages on your way to victory.
One of the most important hurdle is overcoming the bondage of spiritual blindness. Once you are over this hurdle you will be able to see deception a mile away and therefore capable of avoiding the wrong path of association and fellowship. You will let go many things that previously crowded your life!
Another key hurdle in breaking your bondages, is a gain in the ability to shake off all forces of oppressive spiritual attacks. Spiritual oppression is a battle of many fronts and a product of calculated manipulations by spiritual beings, some of them living in people you interact with every day. This oppression is triggered by satanic attacks on your mind from one end, demonically inspired verbal attacks by humans on the other end, and by encounter with planted evil snobs in your immediate social environment. These haunting setups give birth to a horrifying deep-seated fear in your soul!
The fallen nature in us gets busy to workout a solution for our troubled spirit. I cannot help it but compare the scenario to a novice mucking around trying to solve a complex equation in algebra. We juggle every variable within our reach to get some peace, we sleep and wake up to face the same set of constant nightmares that we can’t wish away!
In this confusion, there is a tendency to look for answers or causes from external sources and place a blame on other people. This is normally, a mistake! The solution or cause is within the spiritual realm and starts with you! “For we are not fighting against people made of flesh and blood, but against persons without bodies…against huge numbers of wicked spirits in the spirit world.” Ephesians 6:12 (Living Bible). So, in the privacy of your environment deal with yourself first! Make a U-turn, in other words, repent! Quietly resist reactions or solutions coming from your human nature. Seek peace with the Creator. Resolve not to ever hide sin in your life. Live in this new found honesty. Honesty is a slippery road. You will fall many times. Please pick yourself up and keep walking! When you repeat it long enough, falsehoods living within you will give you up and drop off! Falsehoods are defined in Ephesians 6:12 (Living Bible Translation) above as intelligent spiritual beings living in a human or just wondering outside in our world without a body! Normally, when an unclean spirit is in a human body, it gets a mouth, hands, eyes, sexual organs, brain and the rest of your body parts to use of its own selfish purpose! It behaves like a thief after stealing a car! It merciless uses and destroys your body! The presence of this spirit makes the human spirit struggle, just like a driver who has lost the control of the car to a hijacker!
How will you know that evil previously alive in you is gone? Once this happens, spiritual struggles, normally manifested as fear, worry, stress, addictions or depression, will cease. “And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds …” Philippians 4:7 (BSB).
Remember that you can’t get real peace when one or more of these evil forces are still calling your body home! So long as they are in you, they will ride your soul like a horse to do things that destroy your peace, body, social life, family and finally your destiny! In other words they are are thieves of our wellbeing! John 10:10 (NIV) The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy…
Although many people are demonized, meaning they live under the bondage of subtle habitual sins, it is only in extremes cases of demonization such as drugs, alcoholism or sexual lust that you may see destruction of people’s lives caused by the unclean spirits driving them around! That does not mean that all is well in the sinful world. No, people are silently paying for their stubbornness in every way but they will continue to blame someone else for their woes until the day they die.
The good news is, when you realize that demonization is real, you can shake off the bondages in your life by deliberately choosing to get rid of your inborn rebellion and endeavor to build a loving relationship with the Creator, your spirit will finally be free from these beings to experience real rest.
You will now have achieved an extremely important level of spiritual milestone, a gain in divine peace. You will be able to look back and smile in gratefulness for smashing through all your spiritual bondages! You will say in your heart, ‘I am free at last’.
A few years ago, I was privileged to have a beautiful (and I mean beautiful) spiritual experience. Unknown to me then, I needed to mature first in order to benefit from this experience. I did this by walking through the above spiritual hurdles. Though the walk was unexpected and painful, the outcome cemented in me a spiritual foundation that is not humanly possible. This is something that I cherish knowing that no dark force can ever take away from me.
This spiritual awakening freed me from all bondages and also ignited in me a determination to face mockery from deceived humans who think they are ‘clever’!
These ‘know-it-alls’ are the type who are in constant competition for greatness or recognition! They have unbelievably huge appetite for making a name for themselves! No number of earthly achievements can ever satisfy their need to be regarded as great! They are sadists who mock anything that challenges their belittling mindsets! I once believed in these smooth talkers, visibly perishing mortals, slyly convincing and smiling vipers, shameless demagogues that wear permanent mocking faces that exude spiritual ugliness that could only have been lit by seeds of ignorance from acquired stupidity!
I have also seen these self-righteous rebels crumble and their plastic grins rewarded by unstoppable rivers of sorrow flowing from a swamp of unhappiness!
The following scriptures are an encouragement to those who are bullied and treated with mockery by these snakes. Proverbs 3:34 (NIV) He mocks proud mockers… and from John 8:32 (NIV) Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.
It was refreshing when the truth began to dawn on me. This was not by brain knowledge but through my spirit. It became crystal clear that I am a spirit being living in a body and that my bondages were from the spiritual realm. I also learnt that my real strength in enjoying everyday life depended on regaining divine freedom to my soul. I was astonished when I realized that this freedom that I was now taking by force, had previously been robbed off me by sin, and like any human, this child-like freedom had gradually eroded away since childhood when I slowly lost my innocence! Matthew 18:3 (NLT) Then he said, “I tell you the truth, unless you turn from your sins and become like little children, you will never get into the Kingdom of Heaven.
My writings are about a personal journey to spiritual freedom that leads to overcoming habitual sins and gaining the ability to see, expose and fight spiritual oppression!
I have included topics on some specific agents of evil that I came across and wrestled with such as the Jezebel spirit. This is a highly narcissistic spirit that specializes in control, manipulation, plotting, gossip and character assassination of its real or perceived ‘enemies’. This spirit mobilizes as many people as it can to join in its ‘fights’. It is an exceedingly stubborn evil spirit, alive in a person that targets anybody who it thinks is a threat to its established power of control in a given environment. It operates through specific types of people. Through its host, the spirit harasses, bullies and intimidates to look powerful. It can criticize you for anything. It is petty in everything.
Many religious people have in the past tried to paint from their ignorance, a picture of Jezebel as a person that is only led by loose morals! This is a deception from the devil! Though Jezebels have a life of moral failure, they are not defined by weakness and therefore are not pushovers. Jezebels are either legitimate or illegitimate leaders in their environment! A person with this spirit cannot submit to anything that belittles them, anything humiliating or what does not massage their ego! Does this really describe a prostitute? If your answer is yes, then you need help!
In our evil world, vulnerable young women growing up in abusive or hurtful environments are more susceptible to being infected by this spirit than men! It chooses them, to be their ‘protector or strongman’! That is why the spirit is more common in women than in men!
The Jezebel, is a type of a power, or what is known as a strongman spirit in a person. It is mentioned in Mathew 12:29 (NIV)…how can anyone enter a strong man’s house … Though I believe that a person with this spirit can be delivered, their future stands doomed! Unfortunately the spirit is very destructive and may likely lead one to self destruction instead of repentance! Persons with this spirit will destroy their families, political parties, companies or friendships to satisfy their huge egos!
Though identified by people as a female spirit, Jezebel is very much alive in some males, and unfortunately that number includes political leaders.
You can easily tell when this spirit is in a male because its pattern of attacks is similar to when it is operating in a female!
Both male and female hosts of this spirit, have a higher than normal need to be appreciated and they suffer the same disasters of emotional cycles, characterized by an occasional anger outburst! Please note, that not everyone who has an anger outburst has a Jezebel spirit!
A Jezebel spirit is about the display of power! Anything that a person who has this spirit does in a family, social group, a church group, the work place or in a political arena is about power, image, control, being regarded as great and manipulating others through deception! Many people who have this spirit are not even aware they have it. They are just amazed at the power they have over unprotected humans!
A Jezebel spirit in a person has no respect for anyone, it toys around with people who are spiritually unprotected, spiritually dead or weak! It makes them subordinates by taking away the freedom to be themselves. In the process, it triggers an oppressive environment for them and they end up behaving like scared rabbits who have to seek approval for their daily decisions! When in the presence of the Jezebel-spirit-person, these people are forced to run helter-skelter, tiptoeing and keen not to upset the ‘elephant’ in the room. Anyone with a keen eye will see the spiritual fear in them through their body language! It is easy to identify the presence of this spirit in a group by looking at the video clips or photos!
You really have to sympathise with the victims of this spirit. They are normally handpicked ‘doormats’, unless they are born in that environment! An individual with a Jezebel spirit does not choose an independent minded person as a spouse, a worker or sometimes even as a friend. They choose to work with those already bound by evil and those quick to (excuse me for using an Australian slang) ‘pull their head in’ because they are weak in character. A character they got from growing up being controlled by their environment as kids! Jezebels also work with plain-wicked-scoundrels ready to cash-in for doing petty errands! It is a sad struggle for these groups of people, because however educated or knowledgeable they are, being carnal-minded humans, leave them still much weaker than the unclean spirit in their ‘leader’! When they are around this person, their personal freedom is quickly eroded, followed by a loss of confidence in their abilities and creativity. It does not take long thereafter, before they start living a life of being unconsciously defensive and apologetic to their ‘master’! Peace, harmony and freedom of expression or professionalism vanish from their immediate environment.
Believe you me, an experience with a Jezebel spirit is a horrible feeling! It is something that you don’t forget for a long time!
You can read more about this spirit in the book title displayed above!
I feel privileged to have gone through long painful moments of spiritual discovery. Moments when my only human help came from inspired materials that I read from honest persons who were in no doubt living right and were at peace with themselves and the Creator.
I therefore decided not to ever publish a spiritual crap but only what can bring life to others!
LiV has many articles on spiritual victories and growth. Included, is my personal story that you may find interesting to read. I have added links to some spiritual books whose content will enrich your spiritual life.
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Joseph GM, Author, LiV & The Jezebel Spirit