by Ernest Angley
Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils (I Timothy 4:1). Everyone who intends to please God and make it through to Heaven needs knowledge of seducing spirits. Billions have been turned loose on the human race already in this final hour. Working day and night, seducing spirits strive to influence everyone they can to depart from the faith, the faith of God, the true Word of the living God.
What happens to those taken over by seducing spirits? They are without feeling, speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron (I Timothy 4:2). Thinking nothing of telling lies, they have no more feeling for God’s people than demons have. Like the demons, they become destructive. It’s a dreadful thing to see people taken over by seducing spirits.
In the divine visitation from the Lord I had in 1954, He told me that the time would come in the last days when no one would be on the fence with God. The powers of darkness would be so intense and the powers of God so strong that people would go one way or the other. If you don’t have the pure truth of God in your heart and mind, and if you don’t lean on the truth, you will go the wrong way.
Seducing spirits, the lying spirits that take people over, reverse the truth in minds and spirits and make it seem false. The false is presented as truth. Whenever they can, seducing spirits work through the influence one person has on another, cause him to forget God’s truth, convince him that black is white and white is black, that false is true. Dulled by the influence of seducing spirits, that one is led astray. Before he could put up a defense, they moved in, took over, and began to talk the language of seducing spirits, deceiving, lying spirits.
Seducing spirits have taken over many people, making them feel justified in saying whatever they want, in slandering others with their words. Convinced that what the seducing spirits tell them is completely true, they feel no condemnation; the Spirit of God cannot work with them.
Seducing spirits tell untruths and lies that sound completely believable. They have control of the person they are possessing, and that person seduces others. They don’t care how many souls they destroy, how much they hurt the work of God. It makes no difference; they’re deceived, vicious. Can a Christian be taken over by seducing spirits? Yes, because seducing spirits work through the mind. The mind is not covered with the blood of Jesus, not sealed with the blood and protected like the soul is. The devil can get into the mind, but not into the soul that is covered with the blood.
When a Christian is taken overy by seducing spirits, he turns against the truth of God. Immediately those who are possessed become missionaries for the devil, not even realizing they have been seduced. They are deceived, without feeling. They think nothing of robbing others of their place in God, of getting others out of the will of God. In fact, they delight in it. They have been seduced. Had those who once had the victory worked to get souls to God the way they work to rob God of souls, they would have been great soul winners. Now the seducing devils are driving them onward. They think they are still doing God’s work, right in His divine will. Suddenly they have found a greater love, a greater message. Everything seems heavenly and they are happy.
The devil can make people think they are happy in leaving God’s will. This is not true happiness; it’s the deceit of seducing spirits. Possessed with their cause, they abandon the cause of God’s love, the cause of souls, the cause of doing the whole will of God. No longer instruments of righteousness building up God’s work, they tear it down. Anyone can tear down, but it takes a godly person to build up.
True Christians carry the love of God from the moment they are saved. If they suddenly think that love is counterfeit, that they have finally found real love and their true calling, they are being worked on by seducing spirits to draw them out of the will and the love of God. Snatched away before they realize what is happening, they are deceived. They think their good church is no longer a place of love, that others have lost their love and the message from the pulpit has changed.
Don’t feel you can associate with seducing spirits and not be affected. By listening to the devils of seduction, listening to people who have them, you may take on those same spirits. In the second and third chapters of Revelation, Jesus tells us seven different times to listen to what the Spirit is saying. Seducing spirits work like maggots; they leech onto the mind as fast as they can, preventing people from looking for the truth, from taking everything to the Word of God. This is why it is so essential to live in the truth, to be saved and baptized in the Holy Ghost, the Spirit of Truth, and yielded completely to Him. Have nothing in your life unlike God.
Seducing, deceiving spirits that are able to take over the entire mind, then drop into the soul, and salvation is lost. If you don’t have the grace of God abounding in you, if you don’t realize the need for the blood of Jesus in your soul so that the Holy Ghost can use the blood for your protection, you are on dangerous ground.
Some people carry unforgiveness, anger, hate. Others carry gossip. There is no place in Heaven for gossipers. Gossip is unlike God and will put you on the fence between God and the devil. If you continue to gossip, your feet will land on the wrong side of the fence where the devil makes you feel justified.
If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain (James 1:26). Those whose unbridled tongues thrive on gossip are seduced. The Bible tells us to be filled with the Spirit; Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord (Ephesians 5:18,19).
By yielding to lies and gossip, you yield to that which destroys. The spirit in the voice of the gossiper is seducing you, making you think the person talking to you would never mislead you. You don’t bother to check what the person is saying with the truth, with the Word of God to see if it stands the Word test. You are beguiled and deceived—seduced. In other words, you are abducted, kidnapped mentally from the truth and brainwashed by seducing spirits.
Remember the warning of I Timothy 4:1 that tells of the latter days when some will depart from the faith and listen to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils. People who seem to have lived for God for years have been snatched away by seducing spirits. You wonder why, but if you were to examine their lives, you would find that most of them carried something in their hearts, in their spirits against another, a bur. Perhaps their egos were hurt because they failed to receive the recognition or the admiration they thought they deserved. They may have held a grudge, a resentment in their hearts against someone in the church; or perhaps they didn’t like what the preacher said to them twenty years ago, and they have resented it ever since. Neglecting to mention what they did to cause the preacher’s reaction, they twist the incident to make themselves look innocent.
People who have burs that they have not gotten rid of can readily grab hold of the false. Rather than letting go of bitterness, grudges and resentments, they look for that which justifies their feelings. That’s the reason they could be seduced. They were on the fence, not really on God’s side. With resentment, anger, grudges, strife and unforgiving spirits, they couldn’t be on God’s side. Discontented people are easily swept out of God’s truth by seducing spirits.
If you are a person who carries anger, you can be taken over by seducing devils. If you are a person who holds grudges, the devil can seduce you. If you lean toward envy, strife and contention, the seducing devils can get to you. However, if you are spotless, living in the truth of God and shunning the very appearance of evil, seducing spirits have nothing to attach themselves to. Abstain from all appearance of evil (I Thessalonians 5:22). Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you (II Corinthians 6:17). The truth separates from the false; it separates from lies and hypocrisy.
Speak the truth to someone with seducing spirits, and he will not believe it. It’s pointless to tell people something they won’t believe. You can only win through the truth; if people refuse the truth, they can’t be helped. Compromise never won a battle with the devil. It doesn’t matter what people think or say; what matters is what the Lord knows. He is your keeper.
The Bride of Christ will have no place in her heart for grudges or resentment. When she is mistreated, she will respond with forgiveness, love, and turn the situation over to God to let Him deal with it. Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord (Romans 12:19).
With a forgiving spirit, you are happy in your soul no matter how much others talk against you. Jesus gives that forgiving spirit. A person who doesn’t forgive can easily be seduced by seducing devils. People with seducing spirits remind me of a spider spinning his web to catch a fly, to trap something that is alive, that moves. Seducing spirits want to trap a person who has the life of Jesus inside, who is content and faithful to the Gospel and doesn’t find fault or gossip. It’s good to get rid of the cobwebs, but better to get rid of the spider. Without the spider, there would be no webs.
In the divine visitation, the Lord told me that the Word would be my safety; everything had to be taken to the Word of God, every manifestation. He told me I would have to know the spirit of man, the spirit of the devil, the Spirit of God and be able to separate them. More and more the members of the bridal company are coming into this knowledge, learning that everything must stand the Word test before it is accepted.
Do not take what people tell you at face value; take their words to the Word of God and see what God says about them. If what a person says disagrees with the Word of God, that person’s words are false; it’s time to turn away. The devil makes people think they can destroy God’s Word and not worry about it anymore. The true Word of God, however, can never be destroyed. One day God will judge. Know the truth and be free and stay free in this great hour. All the truth you need is in the Bible, but when you allow seducing spirits to take over any part of your mind through another person, you accept what they tell you.
The devil works through people to destroy, destroy. He uses people with seducing spirits to carry out his works just like the Holy Spirit works through people for good. You may think you can’t be seduced, but the Bible says, Let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall (I Corinthians 10:12). Be very careful. Jesus said, False Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect (Mark 13:22). God has nothing to do with seducing spirits. He hates them; hates to see His people yielding to them in any way. Seducing spirits bring discouragement, take people away from Jesus and His wonderful work in this last hour.
To seduce is to persuade to disloyalty. Seducing spirits working through people will do their best to turn you from the old–time power of God in His services, from the real truth. Seducing spirits channel minds into false doctrine, into fault–finding. Fault–finders are on the fence, dissatisfied about everything and looking for something to pick at instead of looking for the glory of God. They will tell you exactly what they think is wrong with God’s work. They disagree with preaching that warns of the judgments of God or warns about anything that interferes with what they want to do. They are seduced; if not, they would want the Gospel preached in all its truth. They don’t realize that seducing spirits have taken them over.
All kinds of seducing spirits exist that can influence your mind. Seducing spirits are at work in those who delight in having power over others, who are strong, pushy, seeking to control. Allow no one but God to control your mind in any way. Stay free through the Word. Never let another talk you out of the blessings of God or out of your place with God. Once you lose that place, it is difficult to ever get it back. If you do find the truth of God again, you are so humiliated that it’s hard to heal.
Those who have been seduced become intense, elbowing their way in on people to tell them what to do. They don’t deal in love because they don’t have it. They don’t deal with the Holy Spirit because they don’t have Him. Deceived by seducing devils, they are in grave danger. Hate is there, but they claim it’s love, that their eyes have been opened. Their eyes are not open to truth because they are not in truth. There is no way to live in the truth without living in God’s love. God’s love does not try to cram ideas down people’s throats.
In Nehemiah’s day, people mocked the rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem. They said if a fox were to run over the wall, it would fall down. But it was God who had put into Nehemiah’s heart the idea of the rebuilding of the walls. When an enemy thought to do harm, asked Nehemiah to come down, he replied, I am doing a great work, so that I cannot come down: why should the work cease, whilst I leave it, and come down to you (Nehemiah 6:3)? Why should we come down and listen to your mockery and lies? We have the truth. Jesus said, And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free (John 8:32). Those with seducing spirits are jealous of God’s true work, of the Gospel wall of love to the nations that is being built.
People with seducing spirits would like you to believe that those who know the truth are bound. The ones taken over by seducing spirits are the ones who are bound and don’t know it. When you are free, you live, walk, love in the truth. You have the plan of God to win lost souls in this hour. Daily in the hearts of the true children of God, the Lord confirms His plan of taking this Gospel to the nations.
Where did seduction originate? In Heaven with Lucifer. Once he was the most beautiful of the angels, but he became vain in his beauty; and in him grew seeds of deceit, of seduction. Isaiah wrote: How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit (Isaiah 14:12–15). This is a description of how seduction began. Lucifer was taken over by his own spirit until he actually thought he would exalt himself above the throne of God. He knew the truth, but he wanted to be greater than God; and so he had to convince himself that this was true.
How long this process took, we don’t know, but Lucifer finally accomplished his own seduction. The spirit of seduction which originated in Lucifer was used to seduce other angels. This should tell you that since angels could be seduced, anyone can be seduced if they don’t stay in the truth, in the righteousness and holiness of God. It may have taken Lucifer thousands of years to seduce the angels that went with him, but he got his dreadful work accomplished. The Lord cast every angel seduced by Lucifer out of Heaven.
His destiny is written today in the Word of God, but Lucifer does not want the truth; he will not accept it. The truth has no influence over him. Lucifer thrives on lies. Nevertheless, the day is soon coming when he will be cast down to the bottomless pit.
For man, seduction began in the Garden of Eden. Let this be a warning to each of us. No matter how upright you are in all your ways, if you go to the seductive tree, the tree of forbidden fruit, you will be seduced. Many are inviting people to that tree today. Your telephone rings, and the person calling may be attempting to get you to that tree, giving you half–truths just like the serpent gave Eve.
Look closely at the role of seducing spirits and the part they played in the downfall in Eden. Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die (Genesis 3:1–3). The serpent is using seduction. God said not to eat, not to touch, but the serpent found a way to discredit the words of Lord God Almighty.
Eve risked her eternal soul by listening to the serpent. She knew what God had said; in fact, she repeated it to the serpent.
And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die (Genesis 3:4). I won’t? Eve began to wonder. The snake seemed harmless, convincing. She talked to the serpent not realizing that she was talking to the devil. Had the devil appeared to her as he really was, she would have run the other way. But the serpent was beautiful, fascinating, and he had her attention. The serpent continued: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil (Genesis 3:5). The devil used half–truths to give the impression he had new secret information. I know the truth, he was saying. God has misled you; He is holding back facts you should know. This is the way the occult and the cults operate, using half–truths to alter the truth through seductive spirits.
And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat (Genesis 3:6). Eve was seduced completely. Her soul was lost, damned. Did she ever get right with God? The Bible doesn’t tell us.
Showing the fruit to her husband, she described it as the most unusual fruit she had ever tasted. God was really keeping something from us, Adam. He kept the best for Himself and didn’t want us to have any. He said I would die. I’m not dead, am I? Something’s not right! This is the way the devil works through people with his seducing spirits.
Had Adam turned away from Eve, handed her over to God and gone his own way, it would be a different story for the whole human race today. God no doubt would have destroyed her; she wasn’t the head of the human race; Adam was. Eve didn’t have the power to sell us to the devil, but Adam had. Eve, however, was so special to Adam that even though he was not deceived, in a weak moment she was able to seduce him to disobey God.
If the devil can’t get to you in a direct way, he works to beguile you through someone you trust. It might be a member of your own family, one you love with all your heart. Some people could not have been seduced through anyone else but members of their own family, their own friends. They let the influence of loved ones replace the influence of God. It’s hard to turn from loved ones when so forcibly they work to get you to detour from the truth. Seducing spirits make the truth look flawed. Lucifer has used this same seduction method down through the history of man.
The example of Adam and Eve should let you know how careful you must be in handling the truth. Never give heed to the devil in even the smallest way; never give him a chance to convince you that his lies are the truth.
You are on the fence when you take seriously the words of seducing spirits, in danger of being contaminated, of being swept away in an instant. A person with seducing devils is the tree of forbidden fruit to you. God says, Stay away! Don’t listen to him! Don’t talk to him! If you do not take heed to the truth of God, you will be swept away in this last hour. God’s separating line is the truth. By sitting on the fence, considering what those with seducing spirits have to say, you have gone to the tree of forbidden fruit. You have ears to listen to deceit. Seduction didn’t stop with Adam and Eve. Outside the Garden the devil seduced their son Cain, put into his heart the thought of killing his brother.
Through the years, seducing devils continued to work until they had seduced all the people on earth except eight souls, the Noah family. For one hundred twenty years while the ark was being built, only Noah and his family were free from seduction. They had to be a separated family in order to complete the work God had set before them.
In the Old Testament we read of seduction in terrible forms, but there will be more of it in this final hour than there has ever been. The devil knows he doesn’t have long to work. After all the destruction of the flood in Noah’s day to cleanse the land of those whose hearts were continually evil, it wasn’t many more years until the descendants of Noah were taken over by seducing spirits and began building a tower they planned to reach to Heaven, the tower of Babel. They were swept away from the truth of God, and God brought judgment.
Read of Lot’s wife. Two angels came to lead Lot, his wife and two daughters out of destruction. God told them to not look back, but seductive spirits were strong in Lot’s wife. She looked back and was destroyed. Her husband and two daughters, closer to God than the mother was, didn’t let her influence them; they kept going and didn’t look back.
You, too, must have enough of the Lord to keep going away from seducing spirits and destruction in whomever they may be. Keep moving. Don’t stop to listen to seductive spirits or you will be seduced.
In the story of Jacob, we see again seduction. Jacob’s mother helped him seduce his father into giving him the blessing that belonged to his brother Esau. Because of deceit, Jacob had to flee for his life, never to see his mother again. Years later, Jacob was devastated because of deceit: he was led to believe that his favorite son had been killed by wild animals. Joseph hadn’t been killed at all. Jealousy had caused Joseph’s brothers to sell him as a slave and deceive his father into thinking he was dead. Had there been no deceit, God would have taken Joseph to Egypt in victory, not in slavery. But God had to deliver the Children of Israel from famine using only what He was given to work with.
If you yield to seducing spirits, you will have to suffer. Seducing spirits may not cause you to lose your soul, but they will steal much of your happiness and peace of mind, and you won’t get the job done for God, saith the Lord, in this last hour. You will either go all the way with God or you will not make the Rapture, and that’s thus saith the Lord. You must decide if you are willing to listen to God and not man, if you really want to be ready to be taken with Jesus when He comes again.
Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world (I John 4:1). Try the spirits with the Word of God. Many do not know how to try the spirits. Some try them with their own spirit, and that doesn’t work. This ministry is a tried and proven ministry, proven to be of God.
In I Kings 13 we read a terrible story of seduction. God told a prophet, a man of God, to go to Bethel, to not eat or drink in that place, and to return home a different way than he came. He was to carry the message of God’s judgment to King Jeroboam. The prophet of God went to Bethel, gave Jeroboam the message, and was leaving that place when a false prophet came after him and urged him to eat with him. The prophet of God told the false prophet what God had said, and the false prophet responded: I am a prophet also as thou art; and an angel spake unto me by the word of the Lord, saying Bring him back with thee into thine house, that he may eat bread and drink water. But he lied unto him (I Kings 13:18). The lying prophet seduced the prophet of God. Had the prophet of God accepted what God had said instead of what man said, he would have departed in safety. But he took at face value the words of a false prophet and went with him, ate and drank. On the way back home, the prophet of God was killed by a lion.
Many people decide they have a message from God, but it’s really a message of their own spirit. They have no healing ministry; there are no miracles; God has never confirmed their revelations; yet they insist they are so close to God that they are qualified to tell others what God wants them to do. Thinking they have a revelation about someone, they run to tell that person, to press in forcefully in a very controlling fashion. But the revelation is not true. They are like the false prophet who met the man of God and seduced him by saying that he was a prophet, too.
I have received many letters from people who have had revelations from God about me. They weren’t true. It was seducing spirits at work. Every soul they damn because of their lies, they will be responsible for.
What if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect (Romans 3:3)? What if some people don’t believe that the miracle power of God works? Will their unbelief make the faith of God powerless? Will their unbelief stop God’s miracles from working for those who do believe? No, of course not. Week after week, God is performing more miracles, more healings and deliverances than ever before. The power of God is growing greater and greater each day. For those who don’t believe His power is working, the Bible says, Let God be true, but every man a liar (Romans 3:4). People talking against the power of God, trying to tear down the works of the Holy Ghost, the miracles, healings and manifestations of God, are talking under the influence of seducing spirits.
Some say that we don’t need miracles today. If we didn’t have miracles, we wouldn’t see people being saved in great numbers the way they are on the mission fields. The power of God is convincing, letting people see what is truth, and the Lord confirms His Word with signs, wonders, miracles and healings. When they see the miracles of God, they are convinced that Jesus is Lord indeed.
In India, people came to God by the numbers when they saw the miracles of God. People were backed up four blocks away from the building where we were holding the services; it was as close as they could get. I went into India through the Hindu people because I couldn’t find enough Christians in Bombay to sponsor the crusade. When the Hindus saw the miracles, they wanted to know about Jesus. I didn’t talk about their gods; I was too busy talking about mine.
On the mission fields I don’t spend time preaching against idol gods. I am on a divine mission; God sends me. God didn’t tell Moses to talk to the Children of Israel about the Egyptian gods: He said, Moses, tell them that I–Am sent you. I–Am sent me to preach the Word of God, and God confirms it. Would God confirm a lie?
John the Baptist, in prison facing death, had suffered much, gone through great hardships. In his heart he knew that Jesus was the Christ, but he sent two of his disciples to ask Jesus, Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another? Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and shew John again those things which ye do hear and see: The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them (Matthew 11:3–5). That was John’s answer; he knew the Christ had come. Had there been no miracles, no healings, John may not have been convinced. But John knew he had finished his work, and now he was ready to die.
God will confirm who is right in this final hour. The truth will prevail. The Holy Ghost is taking center stage just as He did in the beginning of the Church. Nothing could stop the Early Church members in those first years; no devil could defeat them. They were willing to give their lives for their faith in Christ. If you give over to people who have seducing spirits, you will not complete your work in time to make the Rapture. Jesus is coming after a Church not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish (Ephesians 5:27). You can’t be on the fence; you can’t afford to let either devil or man contaminate your spirit.
People with seducing spirits hate the book the Lord gave me, Leeching of the Mind. Although they declare that leeches don’t exist, their minds are taken over by the leeches; they can’t think with the reasoning of God; they’re seduced. Neither do they like the book The Deceit of Lucifer, for it uncovers exactly how they are deceived. Seducing spirits do not want to be uncovered or to hear about judgment—but judgment is on their trail.
We live in an age of great deceit because the man of deceit, the Antichrist, is alive on earth. I believe he was born in the late ’sixties. That was the time our nation took a dive into destruction, into drugs, hard rock music and rebellion. The suicide rate among the young increased alarmingly. Our nation will never recover; it will continue to fall away from godliness and become increasingly corrupted. No nation has been able to destroy us from without; our destruction is coming from within like the corruption that led to the fall of the Roman Empire.
Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness (II Thessalonians 2:3, 4,7–12). The day of Christ is at hand.
Those who don’t love the truth, don’t want the truth, will reach for strong delusions—and be damned. Many will believe lies and be damned in this final hour. For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works (II Corinthians 11:13–15). Take heed to these verses. People with seducing spirits can appear to be angels of light to those they seduce—so holy, so pure, claiming that because they have the mind of God, they know what others should do.
Gaining members every day, the world church doesn’t use the signs and miracles of God, doesn’t use the purity of God, or feel that salvation and the Holy Ghost baptism are worthwhile. The world church may stress social reforms, environmental controls, but make a mockery of the fundamentals of the true Gospel. For a short time in the Tribulation Period, the world church will reign with the Antichrist. When he can no longer use the world church, he will get rid of her. The preparations for a reign of terror are taking place now as the spirit of the Antichrist is being manifested more and more through seducing spirits. Easily, people are slipping into his seduction, being swept away from the true God. No longer do they hold to the faith in God they once had. We live in a terrible time of minds being prepared to accept the Antichrist. The devil has a short time to work, and he is working overtime; but the Holy Ghost is here now, holding back the Antichrist from taking over completely, working to bring God’s true Church together in truth and love.
People with seducing spirits are in danger of blaspheming the Holy Ghost when they begin to speak against the miracles of God, discredit God’s true prophecies and true servants. To discredit God’s miracles, to say that the Holy Ghost, who is working those miracles, is a devil is blaspheming the Holy Spirit. He that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation (Mark 3:29). When the scribes claimed that Jesus cast out devils by the prince of devils, Jesus told them what the sin of blaspheming the Spirit was: the unforgivable sin. Jesus said, Whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven (Luke 12:10).
Many times people with seducing spirits have called the Holy Ghost the devil. The Lord told me in the divine visitation that people would come into my services, see the miracles of God and they would either accept them or blaspheme against the Holy Ghost. That hour has come; it is here. This is a dangerous hour. God has been longsuffering; He has forgiven much, but He is coming to the end of His longsuffering, saith the Lord. Woe, woe to those who stand in the pathway of God’s judgment! Woe to those who seek to tear down and to hinder God’s work!
It’s time to take hold of the horns of the altar, time to live in the truth, use the truth, know the truth and stay free. Carefully search out the knowledge and wisdom of the truth so that the devil cannot defeat you with his seductive spirits. You can’t afford to miss the Rapture. Each member of the bridal company will be without spot, wrinkle, blemish or any such thing; no deceiving spirits, no seducing spirits will have any control over any of them. Those spirits can’t get into minds that are protected by the blood of Jesus through the power of the Holy Spirit. Be influenced by God’s truth and not that which is untrue. Hold the truth high, living and dwelling in it, wearing the whole armor of God.
If you don’t know Jesus, why not take Him into your heart today? Backslider, come to Jesus. Perhaps you have been seduced by the devil, and he caused you to lose your salvation. Face the truth. It’s the only way you can get back to God. Let me pray with you now: Oh, God, save my soul! I’m so sorry that I sinned against you, but I have come home. I’m going to serve you, Lord, the rest of my life. Now I believe the blood of Jesus washes away all of my sins! Come into my heart, Jesus! Come on in!
If you meant that prayer, you can say Hallelujah He has come! Believe Him with all your heart, you who have just received the Lord. Read your Bible and pray every day. Bible fasting will help you draw closer to the Lord.
The power of the casting out of devils is needed in this hour. God has gifted me with this power. You can be delivered from the demons that bind you; you can be set free. You who want healing or any kind of deliverance: Believe God for it. Lord, I bring the sick and afflicted, the alcoholics, the drug addicts, those on nicotine: Thou foul devils that bind the alcoholics, the drug addicts, those using tobacco of any kind: I command you to come out in the name of the Lord, in the blood name of Jesus! Come out to never enter those people again! Lord deliver them all! Heal the sick and afflicted. Give the people miracles at this time. Heal! in the name of Jesus. Heal! in the almighty, powerful name of our Lord!
You who believe you are delivered, who have surrendered your heart completely to God: Determine now that you will never go back to any of those habits again. Write and let me know all about your deliverance, and I will rejoice with you.
Thus saith the Lord: I have given you truth. If you turn from my truth you’ll believe a lie and be damned. I’m reaching out to rescue everyone that I possibly can, and the seducing devils are working night and day to destroy you, to destroy my people, to destroy souls. You must believe my work; you must believe for the works’ sake. You must look at the fruit, the fruit of my Spirit in evidence in my services. You must look at my greatness, and you must look at my power. You must be conscious of the fact that one devil cannot cast out another devil. I use my servant to cast out devils. I use my servant to deliver people from demonic spirits.
This is my ministry. This is not man’s ministry; this is my ministry, saith the Lord. That’s the reason you can have miracles. That’s the reason you can have healings. This is my ministry. This ministry came down from Heaven; these are my gifts, my supernatural gifts that are used; and that’s the reason you can be delivered. But you must walk in my truth. You must obey me if you want to be blessed in this hour. You’ve got to shun the lies and take the truth, and you must live in the truth and walk in the truth to be free in this hour.
Your hour is late, and the devil is seeking to destroy you and yours, you and yours. And the devil knows if he can destroy you, he can destroy others among your loved ones. You must hold to my unchanging hand, and you must stay with my power. You must try the spirits with my Word, and you must take every manifestation and take all that you hear to the Word of God, mine. You will find that my truth will let you know what is truth.
My truth has all the light of Heaven in it, and the devil will never be able to put out my light for my true people. He cannot dim that light unless my people give over to the seducing spirits of the devil. And you must not give over; you must not lend an ear. You must decide: I will be separated into the love of God, and nothing will separate me from God’s love, and I will not lend an ear to anyone that will seek to destroy God’s truth in my life and in my heart, anyone that will try to destroy my faith that I have in the ministry of my Jesus. I will not heed to them, and I will not make room for them, and I will stand up for you, Jesus, and I will be yours. And if you will do this, I will bless you, saith the Lord. I will bless you, saith the Lord.
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