Believing the Supernatural

What if we decide that we’re done with honoring and fearing the devil and dedicate more time to honoring and fearing God? 

We have a lot of myths in our heads. One of them is that the power of God and the power of evil are equal and opposite forces. The battle is so vicious that though God will win in the end, it’ll just be by a hair. This is a downright lie. Yes they are opposite, but there is nothing equal about them. 

Another myth is that things of the devil are so evil and so scary that we should never speak of them for fear of invoking some sort of demonic curse. Watch a video on the paranormal, and then stay up all night afraid of every noise or shadow. Sure God is big and good and all that, but the devil… that’s serious stuff. Without realizing it, professing Christians give respect to the devil, and yet have so little regard for the name of Jesus. Our Lord Jesus, whose name every knee has to bow before and every tongue confess. 

Ask yourself honestly how you’d react if a curse was pronounced over you—would you be shaken by it? Would you run to church to pray extra hard to get rid of it?

Or feel paranoid at every small sign that something weird might be happening to you? But what were your reactions the last time you walked into the house of God and witnessed a meeting dedicated to God’s honor—were you shaken by it? Did that blessing “haunt” you throughout your day? Were you expectantly looking for signs that God was really working according to what was said? 

This is a great scam of the devil, making himself out to be awesome and impressive, and God boring and ordinary. We know that the Bible teaches the opposite, but our reactions (or lack thereof) prove what we really believe. 

So… what if we changed our default settings? What if we treated any evil or negativity, from the distant past until now, as small and eradicated by our faith in Jesus? What if we decide that we’re done with honoring and fearing the devil and dedicate more time to honoring and fearing God? What would happen is that we’d see God’s greatness begin to manifest more and more in our personal lives. We would find shortcuts through our problems because Satan’s scary smoke-and-mirrors games wouldn’t impress us any more. We’d be more joyful and be exercising our muscles of faith in the unseen, which in turn would please God more than we’d ever know. We can never forget that our God is huge, and our enemy is defeated and powerless against those who truly live by faith. It’s the truly living by faith part that we need to put into high gear. 

“No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is from Me,” says the Lord. (Isaiah 54:17) 

The voices told me to kill myself

I went through a lot of mental and emotional problems, I suffered from schizophrenia, insomnia and depression.

I couldn’t sleep at night. I would be up all night talking and laughing by myself. I used to see images and dark hands reaching out to me. I would see ghosts – people with dark faces and hear voices telling me to kill myself, jump in front of cars or hurt other people.

Since coming to the church God has transformed my life. I was able to finish school and go on to becoming a nurse. 

I don’t give my mom any trouble, she doesn’t need to worry about me anymore. Depression and paranormal activities have also gone. I no longer need to take any medication and have learned to fight off any negative thoughts through prayer. – Brenda

 

Spirits took over her body!

When successive events make us question our own reason, we enter the realm of the supernatural .. in the case of this young couple, various “strange” events put their own relationship in tormoil. Luis and his fiancee who faced the imminent end of their relationship when their problems began to get worse.

“I arrived at Universal Church invited by a couple who were already members and had seen the power of God in their life. They invited us at the right time because we were going through a very bad time in our relationship. Everything was about to end and our spiritual life was no better. I was not doing well.

Strange things were happening, that I didn’t think were possible… There were spirits manifesting in my fiancee’s body that would talk to me and even weird voices we heard when we were on the phone.”

“As we attended the deliverance meetings on Friday and also the Sunday meetings, we stopped hearing voices and the strange manifestations in my fiancee’s body stopped as well. I truly gave myself to God and today I have peace, joy and strength to overcome all difficulties. Our relationship has been blessed and in addition to being engaged, we are also in the faith together.”

 

 

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