Worldly Desires and Their Root Cause

“For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world” (1 John 2:16)

Eliminate The Root

It’s important that we understand that lusts have a root cause not root causes. This cause is idolatry.
Worldliness is a form of idolatry that breeds the list of lusts in 1 John 2:16 above. In order to eliminate any form of lust, it will be wise to target the root cause.
If the root cause is worldliness, then we need to start seeking God in spirit and in truth. In the process, worldliness vanishes and the lusts that come with it will be easier to crucify.
John 4:23 Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshippers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshippers the Father seeks
1 John 2:15 Do not love the world nor the things in the world If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him
1 John 2:17 The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever

Be Filled With The Holy Spirit

Desire and invite the Holy Spirit to fill you. It’s  a promise to us. The Holy Spirit is our helper

Jesus told His disciples not to go anywhere but to wait for the power
Luke 24:49 “I am going to send you what my Father has promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.”
John 15:26 “When the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, that is the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify about Me”
It’s a promise for all believers. Even the Jewish disciples could not believe that God was baptising the gentiles with the Holy Spirit.
Acts 10: 44 Even as Peter was saying these things, the Holy Spirit fell upon all who were listening to the message. 45 The Jewish believers who came with Peter were amazed that the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out on the Gentiles, too. 46 For they heard them speaking in other tongues and praising God
Could this be the most beautiful part of the scriptures in our eyes?
Then Peter asked, 47 “Can anyone object to their being baptized, now that they have received the Holy Spirit just as we did?”

Crucify Your Flesh , Die To Sin & Climb on God’s alter

Crucify Flesh. How? When we use our will power to choose God’s way instead of sin’s way, we crucify our flesh. We must be persistent. God helps us crucify our flesh through the Holy Spirit so that we may live in the newness of the Spirit
Galatians 5:24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires
Die to Sin. How? Sin is alive in our thoughts before we do it.
If we deal with our thoughts and develop a child like innocence then we will be dead to sin. The Holy Spirit is our helper and He will help us renew our thoughts when we set our minds to do it while yielding to Him at the same time.

Romans 6: 11 So you too must count yourselves dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus. 12 Therefore do not let sin control your mortal body so that you obey its desires.13 Do not present the parts of your body to sin as instruments of wickedness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life; and present the parts of your body to Him as instruments of righteousness

Romans 12:2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will

Mathew 18:3 And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven”

Offer your body as a living sacrifice.See yourselves as a holy instrument of God. Desire the life of holiness as an act of sacrifice to God. Remember that we are also temples of the Holy Spirit.

Refrain from any acts that defiles your body, such as any form of sexual impurity, any form of taking drugs and any acts of idolatry (dressing, chanting,dancing, tattooing, painting, ornaments, etc).

Romans 12:1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God–this is your true and proper worship.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own;you were bought at a price. Therefore glorify God with your body

Deliverance From Open Doors Of Evil Traffic

If as a born again christian, you are still struggling with an area in your life that you can’t crucify no matter what, then there is a door open to evil spirits.

If you don’t deal with it, you will be worse off than before you began and it means that you need deliverance.

Mathew 12:  43 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none.44 Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished.45 Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation

Most doors are closed when when we give our lives to Christ. We may open doors again if we deliberately start practising sin.  It has been clear from my personal experiences that for some other reasons beyond our control, some doors are wide open to evil traffic.

In this part, we shall look at examples of doors of evil traffic that remain open and why they are not closed in the first place and how God has given us a way of closing them

Evil spirits are intelligent spiritual beings that are under an irreversible eternal condemnation in hell. They have no bodies of their own but crave to live in a human body or even an animal

Mathew 5 10 Then the evil spirits begged him again and again not to send them to some distant place.11 There happened to be a large herd of pigs feeding on the hillside nearby. 12 “Send us into those pigs,” the spirits begged. “Let us enter them.” 13 So Jesus gave them permission. The evil spirits came out of the man and entered the pigs, and the entire herd of about 2,000 pigs plunged down the steep hillside into the lake and drowned in the water.

Evil spirits enter when a door is open for them. In the early years of man on earth, Cain opened a door of anger and he could not shut it on time. Cain was angry with his brother Abel because God accepted Abel’s sacrifice.
Unknown to Cain, an evil spirit was stalking him. This was a spirit of murder. God saw what was happening in the spiritual realm and knew that Cain was in danger of opening his heart to a spirit. He warned Cain but Cain didn’t listen.

Gen 4: Then the Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry? Why is your face downcast? If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must rule over it.” Now Cain said to his brother Abel, “Let’s go out to the field.”While they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him.

David unable to master his lust for Uriah’s wife opens up a door to two spirits. A spirit of  sexual lust and a spirit of murder

2 Samuel 11 Then it happened one evening that David arose from his bed and walked on the roof of the king’s house. And from the roof he saw a woman bathing, and the woman was very beautiful to behold. So David sent and inquired about the woman. And someone said, “Is this not Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite?” Then David sent messengers, and took her; and she came to him, and he lay with her, for she was cleansed from her impurity; and she returned to her house. And the woman conceived; so she sent and told David, and said, “I am with child.”

14 In the morning it happened that David wrote a letter to Joab and sent it by the hand of Uriah. 15 And he wrote in the letter, saying, “Set Uriah in the forefront of the hottest battle, and retreat from him, that he may be struck down and die.”

Spiritual Strongholds

Spiritual strongholds as they are called are areas (mind, emotions or body) within our lives that the evils spirits occupy. These spirits use these areas as launch pads to attack our spiritual or physical body.

They have the right to live in these areas because of what we call legal rights that they from your actions or your ancestors actions.

Legal rights are legal ways that the devil uses to afflict us. The devil afflicts us through evil spirits and he will not touch us unless our action or the actions of ours ancestors towards God are in line with what God has permitted

When evil spirits enter our bodies and occupy certain areas , they use the legal rights to make those areas their home or a place of rest

The devil is a clever lawyer who is always flipping through the pages of the law book to try and get a section that has a loophole of your right to be free. Then he goes ahead and puts an evil spirit in that area. The following scriptures show some legal rights that permits the devil to send his tormenting evil spirits to us. If I didn’t read this from the bible I would not have believed it or obeyed it.

Affliction Due To Our Actions

Living In Unrependance: 1 Cor 5: It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that even pagans do not tolerate: A man is sleeping with his father’s wife. And you are proud! Shouldn’t you rather have gone into mourning and have put out of your fellowship the man who has been doing this? For my part, even though I am not physically present, I am with you in spirit. As one who is present with you in this way, I have already passed judgment in the name of our Lord Jesus on the one who has been doing this. So when you are assembled and I am with you in spirit, and the power of our Lord Jesus is present, hand this man over to Satan for the destruction of the flesh,so that his spirit may be saved on the day of the Lord

Living In Rebellion: Anyone who stubbornly refuses good cancel and continues being used by the devil to defile the body of Christ and bring dishonour to God in the eyes of all people is in danger of torment in this age and the age to come. Some do this because of pride or losing face from men or losing the praise of men. God will allow a deceiving spirit to operate through your friends to do the job 

1 Kings 22 21 “Then a spirit came forward and stood before the LORD and said, ‘I will entice him.’ 22“The LORD said to him, ‘How?’ And he said, ‘I will go out and be a deceiving spirit in the mouth of all his prophets.’ Then He said, ‘You are to entice him and also prevail. Go and do so.’23“Now therefore, behold, the LORD has put a deceiving spirit in the mouth of all these your prophets; and the LORD has proclaimed disaster against you

Living In Unforgiveness: Unless you genuinely forgive others from your heart, you will go through torments of every kind in the hands of evil spirits

Mathew 18: 23 “Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants. 24 As he began the settlement, a man who owed him ten thousand bags of gold[b] was brought to him. 25 Since he was not able to pay, the master ordered that he and his wife and his children and all that he had be sold to repay the debt.26 “At this the servant fell on his knees before him. ‘Be patient with me,’ he begged, ‘and I will pay back everything.’ 27 The servant’s master took pity on him, cancelled the debt and let him go.28 “But when that servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred silver coins.[c] He grabbed him and began to choke him. ‘Pay back what you owe me!’ he demanded.29 “His fellow servant fell to his knees and begged him, ‘Be patient with me, and I will pay it back.’30 “But he refused. Instead, he went off and had the man thrown into prison until he could pay the debt. 31 When the other servants saw what had happened, they were outraged and went and told their master everything that had happened.32 “Then the master called the servant in. ‘You wicked servant,’ he said, ‘I cancelled all that debt of yours because you begged me to. 33 Shouldn’t you have had mercy on your fellow servant just as I had on you?’ 34 In anger his master handed him over to the jailers to be tortured, until he should pay back all he owed.35 This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother or sister from your heart.”

Affliction Due To Other People Actions

This is the hardest to deal with because you don’t know what legal rights satan has on you.The Holy Spirit is able to point out to us what this legal right are. Some are obvious and but some need some digging.

Some Examples of Typical Legal Rights

What are some of the Legal Rights that give these evil spirits or demons the right to stay on even after being asked to leave?

  1. Unrepedance
  2. Unbelief of the presence of evil spirits
  3. Unbelief of the existence of evils spirits in a christian
  4. Self-Justification thought pattern. Example: I hurt him because he deserved it or I was hurt but I didn’t deserve it (brings in a conditional forgiveness)
  5. UnRenewed mindset
  6. Ancestral curses that have never been dealt with e.g Your ancestors were members of free masonaries , Practised occult and divination, Supported Tribal or Racist Terror Groups, Practised Antisemitism (Genesis 12: 2 “And I will make you a great nation, And I will bless you, And make your name great; And so you shall be a blessing; And I will bless those who bless you, And the one who curses you I will curse. And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed.”)
  7. Curses pronuced by authority figures in our lives like parents, husbands, pastors etc
  8. Idolatry
  9. Following False religions
  10. Some Cultural practices
  11. Being members of illegitimate societies
  12. Curses pronounced by God
  13. Accepting infirmities and curses
  14. Giving yourself to the spiritual authority of other humans who may not be walking right with God
  15. Curses from servants/agents of satan [Where there is a loophole]
  16. etc

Its important to deal with each legal right within your life. Once this is done, evil spirits or curses won’t have a hold on you and will leave.

Proverbs 26:2 Like a fluttering sparrow or a darting swallow, an undeserved curse does not come to rest.
The presence of curses or evil spirits leave us with the following identifiable traits
  1.  Restless living ( Evil spirits make your body their place of rest but their presence does not give you peace or rest)
  2. Constant Insecurity
  3. Constant Fear
  4. Embarrassment or Terror in public
  5. Lack of confidence
  6. Constantly confused
  7. A Sudden Creeping In of Some Unexplained Sorrow that start from a distance then grows and eventually filling your mind
  8. Long Periods of Unhappiness
  9. Constant Bouts of Anger
  10. Constant Periods of No Peace and Quiet
  11. Feeling Incomplete Without a Spousal Love Relationship
  12. Horrifying thoughts and dreams
  13. Feeling Unloved, Hopeless and Not Beautiful
  14. Longing for Sexual Relationships in Pursuit of ‘Love’
  15. Constant Unfaithfulness to Spouse and God
  16. Easily deceived
  17. Hardness of Heart
  18. Feeling Clingy and Dependant on others
2 Timothy 1: 7 for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control
Galatians 5: 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness,goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, and self-control
Psalm 34:5 Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame.

Deliverance from evil spirits

In order to be delivered from evil spirits you need to follow the following steps
1. The issue needs to diagnosed correctly as a spiritual problem ( means it has its roots in a spirit living in us ) else we repent, crucify the flesh and move on. You can’t crucify a spirit
2. Find out what are the legal rights the devil still has on your life similar to the ones listed above.
3. Repent on your behalf and onbehalf of your ancestos.
4. Humble yourself before God and deal with these legal rights
5.  The demons need casting out or expelling from your body (Please go through this first before proceeding below this page)

We have been given the Spiritual Authority of Casting Out Evils Spirits

Mathew 10:8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.

Continue dealing with any form of worldliness after deliverance

It’s clear that worldliness is a source of Idolatry. Idolatry (we cannot emphasise enough) destroys your communion with the living God.

For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world” (1 John 2:16)

We can live in victory if we learn how to cut off the intimate relationship that we have with the world. We can’t overcome lust with one leg in the world so to say. That’s with our heart still in the world.

Cultivate Love for God NOT the World

James 4: 4 You adulterous people,a don’t you know that friendship with the world means enmity against God? Therefore, anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God. 5 Or do you think Scripture says without reason that he jealously longs for the spirit he has caused to dwell in us

Don’t open the door to any returning evil spirit. Continue humbling yourself and resisting until the evil spirit flees. Evil spirits are very stubborn
James 4:6 But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says:“God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.” 7 Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8 Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. 9 Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. 10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.
Mathew 12: 43“When an impure spirit comes out of a person, it goes through arid places seeking rest and does not find it. 44 Then it says, ‘I will return to the house I left.’ When it arrives, it finds the house unoccupied, swept clean and put in order. 45 Then it goes and takes with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there. And the final condition of that person is worse than the first. That is how it will be with this wicked generation.”
Resist any bondage from the devil. Politics, Personal cults, Cultural, Religious or Traditional Practices that have not spiritual values
Mathew 11: 28“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
This man is set free from the highest level of demonic affliction.
Mark 5:15 When they came to Jesus, they saw the man who had been possessed by the legion of demons, sitting there, dressed and in his right mind; and they were afraid.

Assurance of God’s Love, Gifts & Protection for us

Delight yourself in God’s word

Read loudly and meditate on it

Just like a child, take literally God’s assurance of Love, Gifts and Protection

Zechariah 2:8 For this is what the LORD Almighty says: “After the Glorious One has sent me against the nations that have plundered you–for whoever touches you touches the apple of his eye

Psalm 84:11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly

Psalm 34:5 Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame.

Matthew 7:11 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?

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