Chapter 4 Print
I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and, as a cloud, thy sins: return to me; for I have redeemed thee. (Isaiah 44:22)
You're a sinner - No problem. God has made it easy for you to get back onto the path of righteousness and thereby earn a place in heaven.
Mankind's relationship with God, based on right behaviour, is not only confined to the Jews, Christians and Moslems. In Genesis chapter 20, Abimelech is not Jewish but he and his tribe have a relationship with God based on righteous behaviour, and God takes care of them all. God is not finite as we are; he is infinite, (without end or limit.)
The relationship of God with the Jewish nation is our Christian history with God, as well as the beginning of Islam history.
God is hard to describe so his majesty and power is described in his attributes. Some of them are:-
God Almighty:- in Genesis 17:1 "And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the Lord appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me and be thou perfect." Almighty means: omnipotent: irresistible: invincible: mighty; all-powerful.
God is our righteousness:-After Abram had been told that he would be heir to nations, Genesis 15:6 says: "And he believed in the Lord; and he counted it to him for righteousness." Also God promises to use His righteousness to help us as written in Isaiah 41.
God who sanctifies and makes us holy.-In Exodus 31 God spoke to Moses saying, "Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily, my Sabbaths ye shall keep: for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am the Lord that doth sanctify you." Also in Leviticus 20:7-8 God says: Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye holy: for I am the Lord your God. And ye shall keep my statutes, and do them: I am the Lord which sanctify you.
God who provides Every step along life's way God provides for us, e.g. manna from heaven for the Israelites in the desert. In 11.Chronicles 32:29 "Moreover, he provided him cities, and possessions of flocks and herds in abundance: for God had given him substance very much." God created the earth and we get to live in it.
God who is there In Exodus 25:22 (God said) "And there I will meet with thee, and I will commune with thee from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubims which are upon the ark of the testimony, of all things which I will give thee in commandment unto the children of Israel."
God comes to meet with us and talk, He is always there.
God is our peace Psalm 29:11 The Lord will give strength unto his people; the Lord will bless his people with peace
God is our victory and banner. Isaiah 25:8 He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from off the faces; and the rebuke of his people shall be taken away from off all the earth: for the Lord hath spoken it.
God is our healer Exodus 15:26 says I am the Lord God which healeth thee.
As you can see, these attributes are very useful to mankind. We are not perfect ourselves but we have the God who is THERE and CLEANSES us. God PROVIDES for us. He is still RIGHTEOUS even when we are not. Thereby He gives us PEACE and VICTORY over evil. And he HEALS us. What more can we ask! We also know that God is not a demigod because He is God Almighty and every being in every realm bows down to Him.
God worked out a reciprocal relationship with the Jewish nation whereby He would be their God, and they would be His people. Although God provides everything for this relationship mankind is expected to behave in a God like fashion, and as mankind's reward, he gets eternal life with God, who is kind and whose justice is fair and righteous in this life and the next.
But mankind is not really able to be Godlike, and there were problems because although God sanctifies and makes people holy, (which is another way of saying cleanses and forgives,) people needed to be part of the cleansing and forgiving to truly feel God's forgiveness. So, under God's direction, Moses began a cleansing of sin ritual along with the prayer ritual. Once a year the Jewish people had to sacrifice one Ox or Lamb or two doves for a repentance of sins offering and one Ox or Lamb or two doves for a prayer offering to God.
Now one sin offering and one prayer offering once a year, for the common people, to God was not too arduous and it works well as long as all the other days the people are living in a righteous way, and are not sacrificing to other gods.
In the worshipping of other gods there are Principalities and Fallen Angels that want to usurp God the Father and his Almighty status, and then extend their own influence throughout mankind. These Principalities or demi-gods are not however full of goodness and kindness, and promote many of the pagan religions which are brutal, savage, and disgusting in their life behaviour and sacrifices. However, by sacrificing to a god and asking favours whenever necessary instead of once a year, some of these rituals did fulfill a human need to participate in the decision making of their own future.
It did not take long before guidelines were being given by God to Moses, in the form of the ten commandments, so that mankind could behave according to the law and know that they are in a right relationship with God. Of the twelve tribes of Israel, eleven are expected to live normally and the twelfth, the Levite tribe, is expected to serve God in taking care of the religious side of worship. For their efforts, they are supported by the other eleven tribes. Preachers seem to be from any tribe.
This system works well but there are five hundred points of law that the people must follow to be considered righteous and, according to the religion, fit for heaven. However, they are all based on the greatest commandment as Jesus put it. "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all they heart and with all thy mind and with all thy strength. The second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two laws hang all the laws and prophets." (Matt. 22:37-40) So five hundred points of law can be easily followed if people just followed the two that Jesus noted as the most important.
Unfortunately, by the time that Jesus was with us on the earth, the five hundred points of law had been augmented by many other points of law, not given by God but, according to strict religious practice also had to be obeyed. And people did not feel confident that they knew them all. Hence, there was a class of people who supposedly did know them all. This altered the role of the preachers who were servants of God and the people, to being the passage between God and the people. And it gave power to the learned who knew the law.
Entrance into Heaven
At the time of Jesus Christ, entrance into heaven was still big business. More than a thousand years before Jesus, the children of Israel had been in Egypt where one man was deified as Pharaoh and was given a lavish lifestyle and they presumed he would naturally continue living in the same way, in the next life. When the Pharaoh died, he, in return for his life of luxury, was to hold the gates of eternity open for all his subjects who had died before him, so that they all entered together and lived the good life with the Pharaoh. This meant that whenever someone very rich and powerful died, the Pharaoh was in danger of being killed off, so that the rich and powerful man who had just died would not have to hang around outside of heaven's gate waiting for the Pharaoh to die and open the gates to heaven for all to enter. The powerful killed off quite a number of Pharaohs, but that was how they reckoned to get into heaven.
I think that what I am saying is the Israelites, particularly the uneducated, were not opposed to the ideas they had learnt in Egypt that someone else held the secret of life after death, and would agree to let someone else take the responsibility of opening the doorway to eternal life.
Like many things in life people think there is power in saying no, when in fact there is tremendous power in being able to say yes, and then saying it. However, during the time that Jesus Christ the Son of God lived, the Romans ruled Israel so no one said yes and maybe it was a response to the occupation by the Romans that the Pharisees, Scribes, and Temple Officials flexed their veto muscles and people were being denied what they thought was their access to heaven. The poor were told that God would not accept them in heaven if they did not follow all the rules, and also do all the rituals in the temple that they were required to do. Now with five hundreds points of law and many new rules to follow the people did not know what was required of them. Plus with the added taxes to be paid to Rome, they were poorer than ever.
Obviously, there were many Jews who followed the law and made it into heaven, but what happened to the ones who were unable to learn; who lived in fear of eternal death. Hosea, the prophet quoted God as saying. "My people die for lack of knowledge." What happened to the people who were too poor to pay the Temple Officials to do the sacrifice for them? What about the sick whose finances were depleted as they looked for a cure? (It looked as if the religious leaders had forgotten that God is "the Lord that healeth thee.") Things were tough for all but the rich and educated. In Luke 11:15 Jesus says: "Woe unto you, lawyers! For ye have taken away the key of knowledge: ye entered not in yourself and them that were entering in ye hindered." (This speaks of entering into heaven.)
The following of Jesus Christ brings people to eternal life
When Jesus Christ the Son of God came to earth to help the Jewish nation, he followed the Jewish law and walked the path of righteousness, earning himself a place in heaven as all can who follow the five hundred laws. When Jesus was thirty years old he decided to bring the attributes of God to the poor people, and the sick and uneducated people.
I would guess that Jesus Christ was a carpenter as Joseph, the husband of Mary his mother was, and I believe he had been traveling the country for years as a carpenter journeyman and he knew the people well for whom he felt compassion. By the time Jesus Christ the Son of God was thirty years old he had probably seen enough misdirection, and wanted to do something towards bringing the people to a better understanding of God and eternal life. I greatly suspect that he knew all the men who joined him as his disciples.
Jesus Christ the Son of God taught people about heaven and about right relationships between people. He taught them the right way to behave and he used story form to achieve this lesson. Jesus also taught them about the gift of healing that comes from God. Jesus taught people to be active in dealing with the devil and his demons. He taught them of God's forgiveness and his loving kindness. And he donated his life as a sacrifice to be a sin offering for all who turn to him in life, so that they can be with him in their death and be accepted into heaven.
There was never any question about the truthfulness of what Jesus taught. In fact, the educated Scribes, Pharisees, Sadducees and learned men of the temple marvelled at his understanding of the Holy Scriptures, and would join in with the crowd to hear him speak.
As I have explained religion is about learning about God. It is about a right relationship with God; about living a righteous life, and about following a righteous pathway to eternal life in heaven with God.
So the Jews had a pathway to God but only the rich and educated were confident that they were on it. All the others were not sure which way was the right way and were more confused because of all the extra laws that had to be followed that made the pathway to heaven more difficult. Those laws stood between man and God, and there were a lot of temple officials and religious sects who approved of this separation, not wishing to have the poor in heaven with them when they died.
So there were the poor, uneducated and sick, struggling without real help to live life as it should be lived. Jesus Christ the Son of God decided to take the knowledge of God to the people. He began teaching the gospel of the kingdom of heaven in the Synagogues and temples and wherever a crowd gathered around him.
Jesus Christ not only taught but exhibited the attributes of God along with his teaching, and much of Jesus' work with the people involved healing as God wanted it to be done. Jesus sanctified and made people holy when he cast out demons. Jesus provided as Jehovah Jireh, an attribute of God, when he taught the gospel and when he fed the people, changed water into wine, provided a coin in the mouth of a fish, instructed fishermen to give them a bumper harvest of fish after a day of no catch. He also ultimately provided us with a pathway to eternal life. Then Jesus is our peace as God is. On an individual level Jesus gave peace to Peter when he walked on the water to meet Jesus but lost faith and began to sink - Jesus lifted him up. On a mass level Jesus gave us peace because he made the pathway to God clear and wide with no hidden tricks, we can depend on Jesus. Jesus has victory over sin and death because he defeated both. Sin did not survive the temptation. When Jesus had spent forty days in the wilderness and the devil tempted him, the devil lost. When Jesus died on the cross, Jesus was like Job in the old Testament he did not blame God for the situation he was in, which meant that, no matter how much pain and suffering the devil tormented him with, Jesus did not sin as he died. He was born with God Almighty as his Father so he did not have the sin of Adam born into him. Then he lived and died a sinless life. Jesus is the new Adam, a new perfect first born of creation, and we can ask him into our heart and be born again in the new Adam of Jesus Christ who is sinless before God. With our new sinless birth we become fit for eternal life at our physical death if we also make every effort to live righteously in this life. Then Jesus defeated death by coming back to life again. (Jesus was not a warrior as King David had been, but he was a warrior for God and vanquished the devil giving freedom from the devil and his serpents and scorpions to all who accept him as their Lord and Saviour.) Finally Jesus exhibited the attributes of God who lives with us and who is there at all times. When Jesus was alive, he was approachable. At his death and resurrection he is with God and thereby with those who ask him into their heart as an indivisible part of God. Accept Jesus into your heart and you can call on him at any time you are in need. Jesus said that, "Anything we ask God in his name, God will grant our request."
I hope this has helped to clarify how God and eternal life is accessible through Jesus Christ even though we are sinners.
The way of righteousness is life
Proverbs 12:28 In the way of righteousness is life: and in the pathway thereof there is no death.
It is righteousness that keeps us in a right relationship with God, and that relationship is the most important in our lives.
From the dictionary:-
RIGHTEOUS. - Just; upright.
RIGHTEOUSNESS. - Rectitude; a righteous act. Prudent or wise manner.
RECTITUDE - Straightness, rightness, uprightness, integrity.
INTEGRITY - Entireness; wholeness; the unimpaired state of anything; uprightness; honesty; purity.
Of course you get the meaning; just stay honest and do the right thing and you'll be righteous and in that right relationship with God. But that alone cannot get us into heaven, at death we have a choice of going towards heaven or not. We might be lead to believe that we are unworthy of eternal life with God and not go into heaven when we die. If we are sinners, then we have a past that is not a history of righteous behaviour. As I explained, the Jews have a system which required prayer and sin offerings to God for them to keep their right relationship with God. How do we non Jewish sinners get to wash away our sins and feel that our way of life will get us onto that path of righteousness leading us to heaven? Jesus Christ sorted out the problem for us.
When Hosea quoted God as saying "My people die for lack of knowledge," he was stating the problem for his day. By the time that Jesus Christ, a few hundred years after Hosea, is teaching the people and giving them knowledge, there was still the problem of the barrier set up by the religious elite to limit the people's knowledge and their efforts to get to heaven. The barrier could have been a lack of knowledge, money, poverty, social difficulties or illness; whatever it was (even after Jesus had preached the kingdom of heaven), the practical problem was that the access to the Jewish pathway was for a select few. The people needed to give sacrifices to be cleansed.
While Jesus was preaching to the poor and the sick in Israel, other people had heard of him. Jesus was a Jew and as such did not mix very often outside of his religious group. But as he went about healing the sick and preaching the kingdom of heaven, many non-Jews heard about him and believed what he said. There was a Syro Phoenician woman (a non Jew) whose daughter was sick with demons causing her to be crazy; and the mother had tried everywhere to get help for her. She was a desperate woman and also very courageous. She approached Jesus Christ the Son of God and on her knees asked him to heal her daughter. Jesus replied that he had come for the lost children of Israel. In fact the Bible says (Mark 7:27) "Let the children first be filled; for it is not meet to take the children's bread and cast it unto the dogs." But even with that rebuttal, she persisted and said, "Yea, Lord: yet the dogs under the table eat of the children's crumbs." I think that what she said was a God given retort and I think that Jesus recognized it as such. She could have reacted in many ways to this remark of Jesus. Jesus had probably been expecting an antagonistic reply. However her love for her child (and her desperation) was so great that she focused on the needs of her child. Once Jesus Christ the Son of God heard her, he then replied: "For this saying, go thy way; the devil is gone out of thy daughter."
That does not sound like a very important healing but it was a turning point in the ministry of Jesus Christ the Son of God. He had only been interested in saving the Jews who were lost to the true path to heaven; but now Jesus opened up his ministry to the Gentiles and travelled in cities that were predominantly non Jewish.
So now Jesus Christ the Son of God is preaching about the Kingdom of Heaven to more than the Jews, and all believed in him and what he said. Hence we have another problem, how do you get non Jews, who definitely were not born into a society that worshipped God Almighty to get into heaven?
In John 15:1-9 Jesus Christ told a parable naming himself as the true vine and his Father (God) as the husbandman (gardener). If any branch of Jesus (the vine) is not good, the Gardener (God) cuts it off. If the branches are good, God looks after them so that they produce a lot of fruit.
We cannot be disciples unless we are part of the vine (Jesus Christ); that is, we live in Jesus and his words live in us, and as such we can ask of God whatever we like and it shall be done, if it glorifies God. In Paul's letter to the Romans, Chapter eleven, he alludes to this parable with Jesus as the vine and the Jews as the branches; Paul then asserts that the Gentiles are also grafted onto the vine by God (Romans 11:17). (Jesus Christ the Son of God has compassion for the Gentiles and so does God.) So it turns out to be God's grace, through Jesus Christ, that joins us Gentiles into this family of God. Now we need to be purified to wash away all of our old sins and be cleansed.
We now go back to sacrifice, for a sin offering that Jews had to make once a year. Jesus Christ the Son of God accepted the role of the Lamb of God which takes away the sin of the world. He died to cleanse us of all our sins. It works out that Jesus was pure. He was the Son of God in that he was a virgin birth to his mother Mary, and was therefore not a son of Adam the prototype of mankind who had sinned and thereby passed his sin to all generations after him. Jesus lived a sin free life. Jesus was a good Jew, and worthy to be the Lamb of God. Jesus was in fact tried and crucified by the Sanhedrin - (the Supreme Jewish council who exacted Jewish laws.) Jesus at his crucifixion became a sin offering for all people, both Jews and Gentiles.
Now with a sin offering we are purified, we are sanctified and made holy. All of our past sins are washed away and we are fit for the kingdom of heaven. To stay in that state we have to live a righteous life. Not that hard really. If we sin, we talk to God and repent and make sure we don't do it again.
When people say: "For repentance we start at the cross of Jesus." They mean that we accept the sin offering that Jesus made for all time, when he died on the cross. It is because of the death of Jesus that we are fully acceptable to God, and all of our sins are washed away.
Salient features of redemption
1) Jesus was conceived by Mary through the Holy Spirit. Jesus was the Son of God.
2) The sin of Adam is carried through the male line because Adam was created by God.
3) At the birth of Jesus there was no sin of Adam in him because he was conceived through the Holy Spirit and not through a descendant of Adam the first man.
4) Jesus lived a sin free life.
5) Jesus died a sin free death.
6) Jesus Christ, as the Son of God, had lived his life on earth from birth to death without the devil's influence. He did not accept anything of the devil into his body at any time in his life so that he could say "The Prince of this world cometh, and he hath nothing in me. (John 14:30)
7) When we see our own past sins and admit about them to God, and accept Jesus Christ into our heart, we have redemption through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross who died as a sin offering for our sins, (He had no sins of his own.)
8) The original Ten Commandments are God's law to keep mankind on the path of righteousness. Jesus Christ the Son of God adhered to these laws in his life and so should we.
9) Doing right in this world, that is living righteously, is important because the workers of iniquity do not inherit the kingdom of heaven. Matt 7:17-29, Luke 13:24-30.
10) To conclude:
i. Choosing to be born again in Jesus Christ gets rid of the sin of Adam that is born into all mankind.
ii. Accepting the redemption sacrifice of Jesus Christ gets rid of the sins that we have committed in the past.
iii. Following the Ten Commandments and doing the right thing in righteousness prevents us from sinning and working iniquity in our daily life.
iv. This is a new born again life in Jesus Christ the Son of God, and it is a most gracious gift that is free to us all when we ask Jesus Christ into our heart and resolve to lead a new life following in the commandments of God.
Now we have got through the theory and we know that God and Jesus are there to accept us and redeem us, we have to jump over the first hurdle and get onto the path of righteousness. No problem, just think about how to conduct life by doing the right thing in every step of the way (righteousness), and then step out and do it. When you change your behaviour there is absolutely no doubt that demons of all kind will come out of the "woodwork" and bring up the past over and over again and try to change everything back to the old behaviour. The way to vanquish these old demons is through confession and prayer to God Almighty or Jesus Christ the Son of God. The problem with old sins is that while you are doing them evil spirits take up residence in the body, and they are still there when you do not do the sin any more. It is like demons have tenure in the body because of past sins. Facing the past and confronting past actions that were sinful, and then confessing them to God and asking for forgiveness gets rid of the sin. The evil spirits that associate with the sin then need to be eradicated.
1) First of all work out when you have been in contact with evil spirits in your life. Talk to God and say: "Dear God, Please show me any event or occasion that I was in contact with evil spirits." Make a list.
2) You are looking for where evil spirits have invaded you so it could be a sin you have done yourself or even be a place or situation you were in before you were born, or in childhood.
3) Obviously our own sins go on the list, but this is not the only place that we are in contact with evil spirits. Evil spirits come at us from the outside and if we take an interest in them they take up residence. (TV; Internet; websites; media etc.)
4) Our contact with other people is not always spiritually healthy. Remember to look at your family interactions and interactions with friends. Fornication is a sin and has demons attached to it.
5) There are many places in out lives where we in fact dabble in black magic for example: Ouija board, pendulum. Fortune telling, Tarot cards, lifting the table party trick, Reiki, Creative visualization, to name a few.
6) Witches covens are recruiting people on the internet and I can tell you now that evil spirits turn up if you click on the web site and the evil spirits will then need to be prayed out. (Idle curiosity in this case can be lethal.)
7) If you read a book because you are curious about the devil, nasty evil spirits will probably turn up.
8) Other places where evil spirits turn up are not so obvious. If you take Yoga very seriously and get into doing the stance of the demons, there is a chance that the demon will come and take up residence in you.
9) I have heard evangelists say that every "book of Mormons" has demons prayed into them and if you open the book up the evil spirits turn up. The presence of the book gave me nightmares even with the book closed.
10) Reiki is using ancestors to bring healing. Many Reiki practitioners in fact are Christian and they do not call on the ancestors, but some Reiki practitioners do. (The Jews in the days of Jesus knew that a bigger demon can come along and replace a smaller demon in the person's body, so that one illness is healed but another demon comes in to probably make things worse. The Reiki ancestors might in fact be big demons.)
11) Some organizations or rituals have connections to the devil that are often hidden from the casual visitor. Participation in the ritual could count as worshipping other gods. Talk to Go Almighty about it. (Put it on the list.)
12) We live in a demon afflicted world so work hard at finding even the hidden places that evil has afflicted your life, health, social interactions, environment, family. If you are not sure whether something you have done is a sin or not just put it on the list anyway, because the uncertainty will make it a problem for you.
Having found all of the places in the past that evil has had a stronghold on your life the next bit is confession and release. Of course we first say an affirmation of our relationship with God, and put on the armour of God, and then we bind Satan.
The Armour of God
Dear God, my Heavenly Father, Please put the armour of God onto me according to your righteousness and love through Jesus Christ, to protect me from evil. Let the devil, and all that labour under the devil, be as a thing of naught to my mind, body and soul. Please protect me from evil beings so that they cannot do anything to my mind, body or soul. I am completely protected. Thank you God. AMEN.
Affirmation ("Submit yourself therefore to God.")
I worship the Lord God Almighty and Him only do I serve. My body, in the service of God Almighty is blessed, and rejects all spiritual beings that are not doing the will of God Almighty. I do not serve as housing or perpetuator of anything that is of the devil. The devil and all that labour under him have no place in my body, or my life, or my work. The God Almighty and Father of Jesus Christ the Son of God is my perfect God, and my body and life is in the service of God Almighty and Him only do I worship and serve. AMEN
Bind Satan (Said with conviction)
In the name of God Almighty the Lord of Heaven and Earth. In the name of God the Holy Spirit. In the victorious name of Jesus Christ the Son of God who vanquished the devil; who vanquished all principalities; who vanquished all in authority under the devil; who vanquished all who do the work of the devil; who vanquished all who obey the devil: Satan the Lord rebuke thee and bind thee by the power of the Holy Spirit in the name of Jesus and cut off all of thy power: principalities the Lord rebuke thee and bind thee by the power of the Holy Spirit in the name of Jesus and cut off all of thy power: powers and rulers of darkness the Lord rebuke thee and bind thee by the power of the Holy Spirit in the name of Jesus and cut off all of thy power: all spiritual wickedness in high places and in low places the Lord rebuke thee and bind thee by the power of the Holy Spirit in the name of Jesus and cut off all of thy power: all doers of the work of the devil the Lord rebuke thee and bind thee by the power of the Holy Spirit in the name of Jesus and cut off all of thy power. Amen
Prayer of confession
Dear God my Heavenly Father. I come to you today with a lifetime of sins that I want to confess. I ask for release from these sins as I remember them, and that you bind all evil spirits associated with them. I confess these sins of my own and those I have been a party to by association, even unwilling participation ... (say the list)... and I renounce all these sins and every evil spirits associated with these sins. Dear God please be with me as I cast out and send all of these bound evil spirits to await your final judgment. Thank you God. Amen.
Command to cast out evil spirits
In the name of God Almighty the Lord of Heaven and Earth. In the name of Jesus Christ the Son of God, who vanquished the devil, who vanquished principalities and all in authority under the devil, who vanquished all who do the work of the devil. And in the name of God the Holy Spirit. I command all demons, all evil entities, all beings that have an intimate relationship with the devil, all devils, all pets of the devil, fallen angels, poltergeists, ghosts, wraiths, unclean spirits, principalities, powers and rulers of darkness, demon armies, demon hordes, demon droppings, serpents and scorpions, including all who afflict inside of the body and those who control the affliction from outside of the body, and including all those who have been connected to me through the sins I have confessed. In the victorious name of Jesus Christ the Son of God you are all bound and marked, and all of you so bound and marked you leave from wherever you are and go immediately to that place that God has assigned you to await God's final eternal judgment. And when you get there you will wait for God's final eternal judgement. I quote Jude 6: "And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness, until the judgment of the great day." In the victorious name of Jesus Christ the Son of God, I command you all to leave from wherever you are and go immediately to that place that God has assigned you and when you get there, you will wait for God's final eternal judgment. AMEN
After casting out the demons, talk to God again. Thank God for his loving kindness and willingness to redeem us from all of our sins. God will blot out our sins and put them away from us as far as the east is from the west. I know that my redeemer liveth. (Job 19:25)
Prayer of Bartemaeus
Say the command to bind Satan
The second method for the confession of sins is to say the prayer of blind Bartemaeus. The story is in Mark 10:46-52 I quote.
And they came to Jericho: and as he went out of Jericho with his disciples and a great number of people, blind Bartimaeus, the son if Timaeus, sat by the highway side begging. And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out, and say, Jesus, thou Son of David, have mercy on me. And Jesus stood still, and commanded him to be called. And they call the blind man, saying unto him, Be of good comfort, rise; he calleth thee. And he, casting away his garment, rose, and came to Jesus. And Jesus answering and said unto him, What wilt thou that I should do unto thee? The blind man said unto him, Lord, that I might receive my sight. And Jesus said unto him, Go they way; thy faith hath made thee whole. And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way.
Make a list as in method 1
On your knees, pray the prayer of Bartimaeus.
"Jesus, thou Son of David, have mercy on me, a sinner."
Continue praying this line until you get a response from Jesus. Eventually Jesus will say something like
"What wilt that I should do unto thee?"
At that point you tell Jesus that you have sins in your life (remember the list) and confess them to Jesus and ask to be forgiven for all the sins and association with evil spirits. Jesus will say something like
"As you have asked, so it is."
Then thank Jesus for his loving kindness and great mercy. And say AMEN
This method of confession is excellent especially for Christians who know Jesus. It does not take the evil spirits out of our realm so they might infect us again, but it is a good way of getting rid of past sins.
Copyright © Cheryl Shepherd - Canada