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Apart from the Apostle Paul who wrote more than the other Apostles on tongues, it was first recognized as one of the aspects of the coming of The Holy Spirit at pentacost in Mark’s Gospel, Chapter 16 and verse 17. From there, it is next mentioned in Acts chapter 2, verse 4. A careful reading reveals that the “Tongues of Fire” which was the beginning of the working of God’s Spirit in a new way. It was the beginning of the “Church”, known as the “Body of Christ”. After the 120 believers were empowered in the upper room, then Peter went outside to speak to the crowds who had gathered because of the sound of a rushing wind.

First there was the audible and then  visible manifestation of The Holy Spirit’s coming in the upper room. With Peter acting as their spokesperson, for the newly formed Body of Christ, he began to speak to the crowds and very soon they recognized the miracle that was taking place. You see, Pentecost is one of the annual festivals that occurred each year, 50 days after the Passover. The 50 days are 7 weeks of days plus one, or 7 times 7 +1 = the 50 days called Pentecost. My point is that this was a High Holiday for the Jews, therefore Jerusalem was packed with travelers from many lands and language groups. The miraculous events were complicated further for the visitors when they recognized that they were hearing Peter and perhaps some of the others of the 120 from the upper room, speaking in there native “dialect”. It was not just a Greek hearing Peter speaking Greek. They where even hearing in their own individual dialect of their birth!

The “tongues movement” is a modern day perversion of what the Bible says! These people will use some hard to understand passages in Paul’s epistles, which almost seem to contradict what happened at Pentecost, to make a case for this babbling that they call tongues, when tongues was something totally different at the time of the Holy Spirits coming.

What I might refer to as the second Pentecost occurred at the house of Cornelius, a Roman Centurion whose household also were about to receive the “second coming”, so-to-speak, of the Holy Spirit unto the Gentiles and they were all saved and baptized. The very same falling of the Spirit at Pentecost happened to show the Jewish believers that God had included the Gentiles in Salvation!  Tongues was never meant to be transformed into what those in the “Western World” have created and probably was for that original purpose primarily, if not solely!

Because of my exposure to the “spirit world”, which includes those spirits or “Angels” who belong to Our Creator and those who fell with Satan, I have learned that Satan is the ultimate imposter and impersonator for he has always, since his fall,  tryed to be worshipped  and has succeeded in deceiving many into thinking that he is god! Those who practice the occult have themselves experienced utterances and many demonic experiences and some even speak in tongues! This has been documented by people who have studied the various occultic practices such as being a “medium” or today they like to be called “channelers” but more often than not,  practice what they think is the worship of God, or having a relationship with demons who are their “spirit guides” and they do things for these very wicked people that practice such things. The bottom line is this: when you play with fire, what happens? You get burned in ways that you never imagined. There is a very high price to pay for such activities, don’t play with spiritual fire!

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After more than 50 years as a believer, I have not seen a more dangerous deception from Satan than the Tongues Movement! It is normally the young and untaught Believer that will fall for this  perversion of God’s Word. Most who allow themselves to be drawn to these groups is the desire to be special, even better than others in some way. It is also likely supported by the Sin of Pride which is considered to be the worst sin of all because most sins are derived from or through Pride!

First, consider the fact that NO individual Spiritual Gift is possessed by every believer. There is no chapter in the Bible that supports such a belief that says that everyone should seek the Spiritual Gift of Tongues. All believers in Christ by Faith receive at least one “Gift” from the Holy Spirit at the time of Redemption. No individual has ALL of the Gifts of The Spirit and NO single Gift of the Spirit is given to ALL Believers!

I have heard two young women pray in so-called “Tongues” but they did nothing more than  a lot of babbling. One of the women is my cousin. I am not at this time claiming that the gift of Tongues no longer exists, but I am saying that you need to be VERY careful about who you allow into your lives! These women were deceived! There are gifts given to believers according to the plan of God through His Holy Spirit but we are not in any way in control of which gift or gifts that we receive! It is solely a work of God in our lives! If you meet someone who is part of a group who believes that you are somehow not a Spirit filled Christian apart from the practice of Tongues then get as far away from that person as possible because they are themselves deceived or intentionally deceiving others!

Now, a little about myself. I started experiencing spiritual events at the age of 18 and at that time Satan appeared no further than two feet from my face. It was in a well-lit room and in the presence of my wife and younger sister. My sister saw Satan appear in front of me from across the room and was extremely frightened by what she saw happen to me. My wife saw nothing! It was late 2009 when she finally told me that she also saw Satan but had been too terrified to even talk to me about it. This was 37 years after the event happened! I saw demons when I was in my twenties, both awake and in my dreams. A demon tried to possess me near the top of Mount Diablo in California while camping. Demons are territorial and this was the demon that the Native Americans had worshipped on that small mountain for 5000 years, according to the sign at the very top of this mountain which I saw the following morning, after the event. I did not have any idea what Diablo meant until sometime later. I had no idea that I was camping on “Devil Mountain”! I have since learned that I have the “Gift” called “Discerning of Spirits” which allows me to recognise those who belong to Satan as well as “Tares” or false Christians in the “Body of Christ”. It is a very difficult Gift and one that I would not have chosen if I had been given the choice!

Most people believe the truths of God’s Word because it is empowered by the Holy Spirit for all Believers and I do as well. The difference is that I have first hand experience as well because I have lived many of the Truths contained in Bible. There is no reason to fear Satan if you are truly ‘Born Again” because Satan has no power over you unless you allow it through deception or by practicing the forbidden arts which are the “Occult”. Make sure that you know what God’s Word really says by your own personal study and by sitting under the teaching of a Spirit filled Pastor.

I invite anyone who reads this to contact me with your questions.

                             Torture is “Spiritual Warfare” and the battle continues for this Believer!

In a previous post, on this blog, I wrote about being tortured intentionally by an ENT (ear, nose and throat) doctor who used a RF (radio frequency machine) during a procedure to burn me with an effect that is no ordinary burn. After he did the procedure in my left nostril back in the area where the mucosa membrane is, he pulled this device to the front of my nostril where it had not been numbed and stepped on the pedal a second time. Without being numbed, it was like multiple lightning bolts going off at the same time while he was intentionally burning me! His name is Steven J. Blatchford of Tucson, Arizona and he works for one of the largest ENT corporations in the state. One of the vice-presidents, Daniel Hurley MD., contacted me after I started filing complaints and he tried to talk me into thinking that what Blatchford did was somehow an accident.  Hurley told me that Blatchford had apologized to me. Both statements were untrue. I was intentionally tortured and he even laughed about it afterwords! Lying is expected when evil people commit criminal acts! Those who knowingly choose to commit evil acts are  sick to say the least, but from a spiritual standpoint, this kind of a person is a child of the devil and has chosen to give his life over to wickedness much earlier in his life!

 I received a letter today from” Angie’s List” who took my side in this issue when I became a member of their organization a little more than a month ago. I am going to copy and paste a post that I wrote earlier today about the letter and a telephone interview with the Arizona Attorney General’s Office about this issue. Here it is:

 

I just received a response today from “Angie’s List” who took my side in the torture issue, that was committed by “Steven J. Blatchford” of Tucson, Arizona and is being covered by Valley ENT, (ear, nose and throat) the corporation who is helping to cover-up this criminal act. He was given the opportunity to settle this issue and according to this letter as well as a previous email contact from Angie’s List, he has refused to even discuss his criminal activity or try to make right the harm that he intentionally inflicted. I have my primary care Doctor’s records of the burn while it was fresh as well as the records from two other ENT doctors who examined the burn afterwords as well.

His statement , a faxed copy in his own words stated this: quote “The accusations are false. I have been told that the patient has had paranoid delusions, by other caregivers in the past”. In answer to the Angie’s List question: Based on our member’s request, are you willing to resolve this issue to our member’s satisfaction? He answered “No”! The copy of the letter also asked if he would like to make a counter-offer to our member’s request and he left that portion blank, because he did what he did for evil purposes and has no interest in doing the right thing! In my offer to settle this, that was sent to him, I made No demands at all! I left it open for him to make an attempt to settle this issue without any demands and just do the right thing!

I was not surprised about the way that he responded but wanted to give him every opportunity to do what is right. Only a “child of the devil”, which he is, would make the kind of allegation that he made about me. It was because he had no valid explanation! I included his statement as an example of the kinds of things that a sick person like this would say. By including his statement, you can be sure that I have nothing to hide, and actually worked as a volunteer advocate for the seriously mentally ill, on a human rights committee for 8 years. I was appointed by the Arizona Department of Health Services/Behavioral Health Division according to consecutive 3 year appointments. I resigned when my “physical health” deteriorated to a point where I could no longer make the long trips to the meetings as well as personally inspecting the in-patient facilities which required me to go into lock-up and interview the seriously mentally ill patients. I know more about the mentally ill than this sick Dr. and recognize him as a candidate, especially after the first hand experience from his own mouth when he laughed after he tortured me! I have compared him to Josef Mengele in previous posts because Mengele used electricity to torture as well as other means. I have also referred to Steven Blatchford as “the laughing torturer” previously because it fits with what he did to me!

I have other Federal agencies to contact that were suggested by other medical professionals this week and the Arizona Attorney General’s Office made an appointment for a telephone interview with me this afternoon, in about an hour from now. Since I am using a “dial-up” connection, I will post this and come back at a later time with an update and edit to this post.

I am now finished with the ATTY. Gen.’s office telephone interview and it was relatively brief. For their office to get involved, I would have to have been one of the protected classes or races and I would have had to have been denied services in some fashion. In other words, I would have to have been denied services but in my case he did the opposite. He gave me more than I deserved or needed including being tortured! I somehow feel that our systems here in the U.S. have been turned around and are back-wards from how they should be. If I had been denied an apartment because I was a different race or some other “protected class” then they would have gotten involved.

This is just one of the battles in my life whose origins are from Satan, ultimately and when you are not personally responsible for causing someone’s hateful feelings and actions toward you, then as a Christian, you can be sure that it is from Satan or his demons but the devil is the responsible party for the inspiration, yet the individual is fully culpable! So when things are going bad for you and you are confused and do not know why those things are happening, you can be sure of the source when you are truly a “Believing Christian”! You need to pray for protection and make sure that you have put on your spiritual armor! Turn it over to The Lord and His Spirit will give you comfort and help you get through your trials! Just Keep The Faith and remember that the “spirit of the anti-Christ” is at work in this world and the power of Satan is no match for “The Lord of Hosts”.

 

The Nountaineer

Through years of intense study on my own as well as with some of the best Bible teachers available online as well as over the radio, I have come to the stark realization that I have been “Spiritually Gifted” with the “Gift” of “Spiritual Discernment” which is more properly called “Discerning Of Spirits”. It is the only way to explain all of the spiritual/supernatural things that I have seen including demons and the Devil himself. I do not seek to have these experiences but I now know that The LORD has allowed these events or realizations, for the lack of a better way of describing what has happened to me, to prepare me for a great task that He has already begun. I am still only beginning to understand what that task is. After decades of spiritual oppression with Satanic attacks through wicked people, in my dreams and in ways that I still do not fully comprehend, GOD has been preparing me for an even greater battle ahead. The LORD has also made great promises to me many years ago, otherwise I would not have had the strength to continue with the great suffering and mind boggling events that I have endured. I am a great threat to the Adversary who is the Devil or Satan, otherwise he would not be so interested in harming me. This has encompassed the first half of my life to toughen me up for the later stages in my life. The Original experiences in my early  years were actually the beginning of my search to understand why I was so different from the other people in my life, such as in elementary school to begin with. I never fit-in with “the crowd” or those that were around me and this continued throughout my life. This caused me to become somewhat of a loner since I was not particularly interested in the things that others were interested in, though I tried to be like them. I finally just gave up on trying to be like everyone else because I was not like them! It was a real struggle and I finally started to understand in a substancial way when God finally chose to reveal Himself to me in some very unusual ways!

The later stages began at the age of 30 when these very unusual things started happening. I had just about decided to just give-up because I had been on the receiving end of Satan’s attacks most of my life. I had even seen Satan and a couple of his demons prior to my 30th birthday but mostly between my 18th year and my mid 20’s. This has been an even more challenging set of circumstances than the first half of my life and even harder to describe. I would say that it has been very different, to say the least. I will try my best to inspire you through my life’s trials and tribulations  to believe, even unto “Eternal Salvation”, if at all possible.

“The Body of Christ” has many parts similar to the human body,  and to a certain degree “Spiritual Gifts” correspond to the parts of the body such as the head for example, has two eyes, two ears, a mouth, nose and the nose has two nasal passages. I can not say how far this comparison is extended to the various gifts but we at least have more visible gifts such as the eyes for seeing and there are spiritual gifts for spiritual sight. Therefore we have outward gifts such as the eyes and inward gifts that are not visible but are every bit as important as the visual  gifts when it comes to sustaining the human  body and invisible gifts hat are necessary for the sustaining of the “Body of Christ”. An example of an inward or inner gift might be compared to the liver which works quietly yet the body can not operate without it! There are less noticeable spiritual gifts that operate to strengthen the Church just as the more noticeable gifts do. I have a type of “Spiritual Sight” and awareness that needs to work in conjunction with the rest of the”Body of Christ” and their gifts for the health of The Church!

After years of great hardship, both physically and psychologically, The Lord stepped into my life by sending an elderly man who I had just met a couple of days earlier. It was in the evening at a van customizing shop that virtually had no business and an owner who preferred to develop his country western band instead of his business. This was his uncle. I manned the office in exchange for a place to plug-in my camper van and a place to sleep. His uncle presented himself with the exclamation that he had just had a “vision” about me personally. Even though I had been a believer in The LORD since I was 6 years old, I had not become grounded in the teachings of the Bible therefore I was quite untaught at that time. There were no Christians available to mentor me. Life had been too intense and I had not found anyone to mentor me from a Biblical point of view. This elderly man said that this, as well as previous visions that he had received included colors similar to a stop light, red, yellow and green which told him whether or not to share the vision. His vision about me was green which told him to share it with me. It simply consisted of three numbers, 7, 9, and 18, as I recall. He also gave to me 3 airline tickets that were for a flight that was departing in a day or two. God had basically given one of the members of his group of 3 people heart problems so that they could not fly back to Baltimore leaving them with the second half of three round trip tickets. I had to make a decision to trust God with this because it was around the holidays and the destination was Baltimore from Tucson and I was broke except for 8 dollars. I prayed about it and then on the next afternoon, I was on my way even though there were blizzard conditions in the Northeast USA and I would be hitch-hiking back. Thankfully, the plane landed at the Dallas / Fort Worth airport for a brief layover. I decided that it would be best for me to start hitch-hiking back from there.

This was the beginning of my choice to start trusting my LORD and Savior in a big way even though I had received Christ and trusted Him by faith at the age of six. I did not really have many other choices available and it was time for me to start to follow Him where-ever He led me by faith! IT was because of this major choice that made me become a major target for the adversary (Satan) and he has been relentless except for periods where he tried to get me to let my guard down. My thirst to study the Bible has been ever increasing since then! Great pain and suffering has had a way of forcing me to focus on Him as well. It has been this great increase in Bible study that has helped me to understand that all of these spiritual encounters were directly related to “Spiritual Gifts” that The LORD has given to me and in particular “Spiritual Discernment”or “The Discerning of Spirits”. I have seen spirits without human bodies and have learned to recognize those people who are controlled or have allowed themselves to become influenced in a variety of ways by Satan. There are certain traits or characteristics that I will notice after getting to know a particular person. The Devil and his minions are very deceptive so a person and especially someone who is a “believer” needs to be very careful who they allow into their lives. Many who claim to be Christians, are not!

The Nountaineer

Satan’s influence is growing rapidly in the private as well as the public  sphere and especially in our government and Hollywood. Satan, through his followers are incrementally taking control of our country, as a whole. I am concentrating on our country for a very good reason. It is, or should I say was the most powerful nation in the last few centuries since the British Empire.

 The Soviet Union or “The Evil Empire” as described by Ronald Reagan, has increased its influence for decades knowing that they could not win a head-on confrontation, known as “MAD” (mutually assured destruction) so they have infiltrated our society through the influence of home-grown socialistic communism and marxism.They have been rising through the ranks in our government and  influencing those in control. The community organizing efforts that  have been secretly planning their own ways of subverting our constitution, have been exposed for pressuring  the banking industry to give loans to the poor who could not pay it back and contributed to the housing collapse that we are currently suffering from. It was also government officials who through “Fanny May and Freddy Mack” pressured banks to do the same. It was through these measures primarily that caused our banking industry  to collapse and require the 700 Billion dollar “Banking Bailout” that was approved by George Bush before he left office. Most of that money was never used for that purpose and I understand that something like 350 billion of that money is being held for use as a political slush fund. This also included the government officials on the U.S. Senate “Banking Committee” who acted to change the ways that they had traditionally operated and played a big role in the housing collapse. Our President is a prime example of what the community organizers can carry out. This has been exposed to some degree and the largest organization  that had operated and had even influenced elections through voter fraud and strong-arm tactics at the polls has been de-funded and are being forced to close and reorganize because of all of the fraudulent tactics that they got caught doing! They will reappear  in a different form with the same people running things. Even at the polling places, the new black panthers were caught  intimidating  voters and were allowed to get away with it in certain areas during a previous election.

Now you might ask: what does this have to do with “Satan and Spiritual Danger”? It has everything to do with the “Spiritual Battle In Heavenly Places” that the Bible refers to and the increase in evil that will take place “In The Last Days”. We have been in the last days at least since Christ was resurrected and the birth of the Church at Pentecost occurred. I am using modern-day examples of the spiritual battle that is taking place in our own back yard!

There was a time when the practices of those involved in various aspects of the occult were kept secret to a great degree but it is all out in the open now! The “church of Satan” is a prime example along with the “new age movement” which has given a rebirth to many of the very old wicked practices. Witchcraft is out in the open operating under the name “wicca” and others as well. Witches are proud of their “craft” and publicly operate, but the most evil aspects are still kept secret. Animal and even human sacrifices take place. It is my understanding that there are covens that never report births because they are going to use the babies as human sacrifices. Yes, there is a great increase of Evil in our midst today! Those in hollywood are heavily into the occult and have  television programs or series about the related topics from time to time. Abortion has become a household term because it has become so common. The value of life has been greatly diminished. More than 50 million babies have been disposed of for the sake of convenience. If people would only open their eyes to all of this and the Body of Christ would wake up to this great increase of wickedness and pray their hearts out for  the revival of the Church and actually get involved in this battle for the minds and souls of our youth then we could at least put a dent in this evil uprising. I write about Satan and the spirit world because I have personally seen Satan and demons beginning when I was 18 and have seen great evil in the human population and this awareness, especially as a Christian, has been unavoidable. I believe that my ability to see all the evil that I have seen is due to a spiritual gift called “Spiritual Discernment” or “Discerning of Spirits”. Please pray for holiness  in the “Body of Christ” and against this onslaught of evil or we as a nation will not last much longer!Prayer is just the beginning! We all who name the name of Christ need to have “the intestinal fortitude” AKA, guts to personally get involved, along with prayer, and write to our public officials and at least try to put some pressure on them to not only say what they think that you want for them to say, but also actually do what is right and what is  best for our country and our world, as a whole! You can be sure that Satan and his demons are at work behind the scenes, in the spiritual world pleased that we,”mankind” do so little as Christians and as Americans in general, to fight this battle! How can we ever win a spiritual battle unless we personally get involved with great enthusiasm!

In the Name of Christ.

The Nountaineer

 

It is quite evident to me through much study and experience that we are in the battle for our souls like never before. I have been under Satanic attack for decades and have even seen Satan face-to-face when I was 18 years old. Scary? You bet it was! My younger sister saw It appear right before my face from across the room and when it was over I looked to see an expression of terror on her face. She was 15 at that time and although I tried to get her to tell me what exactly that it was that she saw, she would always change the subject because it was a reality that she did not want to deal with. She knew exactly what she had seen but it was not until late in 2009 that she finally revealed to me that she had seen the Devil in person from across the room. Even then she cut me off when I tried to talk further with her about it because she was still living an unholy lifestyle and did not want to face the fact that the Bible is true! This originally happened in 1972 which reveals my age and how long that I have been on the receiving end of Satan’s harassment. The Satanic attacks continued in one form or another throughout my adult years although I did not understand why I was having such a miserable life. I am finally coming to grips with the negative events and attitudes from unsaved or even demonic controlled individuals although it has taken more than 20 years of studying the Bible and listening to some of the best Bible teachers, alive or now dead. I have simply been Satan’s target because of The LORD’s  plans for me and my life. It is still not even close to being easy but I at least now know why these things have happened. I just need to make sure that I am not personally the cause of future problems apart from God’s will.

I have also learned that all those who truly belong to The LORD by faith are targets to some degree but we all need to become aware that we have spiritual armor available to us which is for defensive purposes and the only offensive tool at our disposal is the Word of God itself. We also must realize that we have individual tools or “Spiritual Gifts” that are meant to be used for the edification or to build up the body of believers. I do not have much personal experience with most of these gifts except for my primary spiritual gift which is some type of “Spiritual Discernment“. I see things! Besides having seen Satan, I have seen unclean spirits that appear as human spirits but are not! A demon tried to possess me in a dream on Mount Diablo in California. On another occasion a demon appeared in my room one evening. Actually it was just the head of an elderly looking man hovering near the ceiling. Once a “Guardian Angel” saved my life from a snowstorm in the mountains when I was camping although I did not actually see him. I was planning to spend one more night in my tent even though the winter weather was foreboding. It had snowed about an inch the night before and I felt that I was tough enough to handle another night. It snowed 2 or 2 and a half feet of wet heavy snow that night and my flimsy nylon dome tent would have and actually did collapse under the weight of the snow. I would have been trapped in the tent and died of hypothermia. About 4:30pm a gust of wind slapped my tent twice and then an angry sounding voice said “is that plain enough for you?”. Then he said  “it is going to get a lot worse tonight”. When I heard that, I grabbed my backpack, jumped into my ’66 Chevelle and got out of their as fast as I could. It happened that a wall of sleet was coming up the gulch as I was heading for my travel trailer which was a couple miles away on a bad mountain road.

Some Christian scholars believe that true  “Born Again Believers” only have one spiritual gift but there is much debate and some confusion as to which “Gifts” are still in effect today since “Tongues and Prophesy” were for the early Church as “Sign Gifts” to authenticate the fact that the Gentiles were also to be included in the “Body of Believers’ therefore it was necessary for the Holy Spirit to do a repeat of the events that took place during Pentecost. “Tongues of Fire” is one such miraculous occurrence that is no longer necessary since the consolidation of the Jewish Body of Believers with the Gentile believers which has long been shown to be a fact according to the events that took place at the residence of Cornelius. Then came the visit of The Apostle Peter, at the command of the LORD in a Vision at the home of “Simon the tanner” at Joppa by the sea shore.

As we get closer to that day when the Holy Spirit is taken out-of-the-way, we will see a continued downward slide toward the “Days of Noah” which is a comparison to how mankind on the earth degenerated into a very unholy and violent people, much like the way that Sodom and Gomorrah had become so very corrupt and an abomination in The LORD’s eyes. This event is also associated with “Jacobs Trouble” or  the “Great Tribulation” which is when the anti-Christ will be revealed, deceive Israel into thinking that their Messiah has arrived at last to set them free with a promise or covenant of peace but to no avail because 42 months into this covenant he will break it and defile the “Temple”. The first 42 months is simply called the “tribulation”. When the “Temple” is defiled, it is then that all  hell breaks loose and terror and judgment will occur like never before in the history of the Earth. This is the “Great Tribulation . Since the last temple was destroyed in AD 70, a new one will have to be rebuilt first. Jesus predicted this destruction of the old one because they rejected their Messiah at his coming.

 

The Nountaineer

 

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This is my attempt to share the very unusual life occurrences that The GOD of our universe has so graciously allowed me to experience, even great pain! I will also try to share what HE has taught me through my pain and study of HIM.

The Holy Spirit Today / Spiritual Gifting /Revised

Through years of intense study on my own as well as with some of the best Bible teachers available, I have come to the stark realization that I have been “Spiritually Gifted” with the “Gift of Spiritual Discernment” or “Discerning of Spirits”. It is the only way to explain all of the spiritual/supernatural things that I have seen including demons and the Devil himself. I do not seek to have these experiences but I now know that The LORD has allowed these realizations, for the lack of a better way of describing what has happened to me, to prepare me for a great task that he has already began. After decades of spiritual oppression with Satanic attacks through wicked people, in my dreams and in ways that I still do not fully comprehend, GOD has been preparing me for an even greater battle ahead. The LORD has also made great promises to me many years ago otherwise I would not have had the strength to continue with the mind-boggling events that I have endured. I am a great threat to the Adversary who is the Devil otherwise he would not be so interested in harming me. This has encompassed the first half of my life to toughen me up for the later stages in my life.
The later stages began at the age of 30 in a very unusual way. It has been an even more challenging set of circumstances than the first half of my life and even harder to describe, although I will try my best to inspire you to believe even unto “Eternal Salvation” if at all possible.
After years of great hardship, both physically and psychologically, The Lord stepped into my life by sending an elderly man who I had just met a couple of days earlier. It was in the evening at a van customizing shop that virtually had no business and an owner who preferred to develop his country western band. This was his uncle. I manned the office in exchange for a place to plug-in my camper van and a place to sleep. His uncle presented himself with the exclamation that he had just had a “vision” about me personally. Even though I had been a believer in The LORD since I was 6 years old, I had not become grounded in the teachings of the Bible. Life had been too intense and I had not found anyone to mentor me from a Biblical point of view. This elderly man said that this, as well as previous visions included color similar to a stop light, red, yellow and green which told him whether or not to share the vision. My vision was green which told him to tell me. It simply consisted of three numbers, 7, 9, and 18, as I recall. He also gave to me 3 airline tickets that were for a flight that was departing in a day or two. I had to make a decision to trust God with this because it was around the holidays and the destination was Baltimore from Tucson and I was broke except for 8 dollars. I prayed about it and then on the next afternoon, I was on my way even though there were blizzard conditions in the Northeast USA and I would be hitch-hiking back. Thankfully, the plane landed at the Dallas / Fort Worth airport for a brief layover. I decided that it would be best for me to start hitch-hiking back from there.
This was the beginning of my choice to start trusting my LORD and Savior in a big way. I did not really have many other choices available and it was time for me to start to follow Him where-ever he led me by faith! IT was because of this major choice that made me become a major target for the adversary (Satan) and he has been relentless except for periods where he tried to get me to let my guard down. My thirst to study the Bible has been ever-increasing since then! Great pain and suffering has had a way of  forcing me to focus on Him as well. It has been this great increase in Bible study that has helped me to understand that all of these spiritual encounters were directly related to Spiritual Gifts that The LORD has given to me and in particular “Spiritual Discernment”. I have seen spirits apart from  human beings and have learned to recognized those people who are controlled or have allowed themselves to become influenced in a variety of ways. There are certain traits or  characteristics that I will notice after getting to know a particular person. The Devil and his minions are very deceptive so a person (believer) needs to be very careful who they allow into their lives. “The Body of Christ” has many parts similar to the human body and and to a certain degree “Spiritual Gifts” correspond to the parts of the body such as the head for example, has two eyes, two ears, a mouth, nose and the nose has two nasal passages. I can not say how far this comparison is extended to the various gifts but we at least have more visible gifts such as the eyes for seeing. Therefore we have outward gifts such as the eyes and inward gifts that are not visible but are every bit as important as the visible gifts when it comes to sustaining the body. An example of an inward or inner gift might be compared to the liver which works quietly yet the body can not operate without it! I have a type of “Spiritual Sight” that needs to work in conjunction with the rest of the”Body of Christ”.

There are a number of other “Gifts” that are enumerated in the New Testament. These can be found in 1st Corinthians chapters 12 and 14, 1st Peter chapter 4 and Ephesians Chapter 4. and of course the book of Acts. You can glean other information about the working of the Holy Spirit throughout the bible. It is the Holy Spirit who primarily works within us and “Gifts” us as he sees fit for the edification of the Body of Christ.
I am not prepared at this time to delve into the other “Gifts” in detail because there is still much discussion and many differences in opinion concerning which gifts are still active today and even whether we can have more than one spiritual gift per person. There is one thing that I do know from personal experience and that concerns “tongues”. There are “Cults” who specialize in tongues as well as the Occult and this is straight from Satan, whose people also do this kind of “babble” which is dangerously deceptive. Mediums or those in the “New Age Movement” dabble with the spirit world in ways that are not at all New”, but actually have rehashed those same occultists traditions including contacting the dead, or so they think! If any true spiritual contact is made, it is made with demons who masquerade as deceased souls! People such as Shirley McLane have their “spirit guides” who do a variety of things such as perform tasks like  possibly to try to manipulate an adversary for them. My ex-neighbor bragged to me about how her spirit guide caused her employer to change his attitude toward her because she expected to be fired soon. This woman was very deceitful and also pretended to be a Christian and said that she was saved at a Benny Hinn healing service or what ever he called what he did. ABC had done an investigative report on Benny Hinn and followed up on those who were so-called  divinely healed. It is my understanding that ABC exposed him as a fraud. This woman was a deceiver and had previously admitted to being neurotic and  proved to be even worse than that.

There are  many in the “Church” that are planted by Satan. They are known as “Tares” or false believers who pretend to be “Saved” but are not!  To be fair, they may very well believe that they are true Christians but do not understand what is truly necessary for their salvation to take place. Many practice what I call “churchianity”, they lack the true humility and willingness to admit that their condition is hopeless apart from the Great Work that Christ accomplished on the cross,  who died a horrible death as the final sacrifice for our sins and the sins of the whole world. Many indeed think that their church activity and throwing a couple dollars into the offering plate will somehow buy their way into heaven! They are relying on their good works to get them into heaven. Our works are like filthy rags in the sight of God for we are sinful and no good thing can be presented before The Lord of all creation because we and our so-called good works are defiled because we are sinful. Read the prophet Isaiah to confirm these things.

One of my friends

One of my friends
 

  • I am amazed by all of God’s Creation but dismayed by all of the evil that has corrupted it ! I have seen God’s hand at work in my life and because I am actively seeking His will, I am also a target for Satan’s attacks and have been attacked for decades! I am willing to share as much as I can to those who are honestly seeking the Truth!

There has been what seems to be an ever-increasing interest in things supernatural and having to do with the Supernatural World. The latest craze which is not at all losing steam are “Angels” and “Angelology”, if there is such a term and if not then there should be. Angels and the “Spirit World” have long been objects of study and in more recent millennia, the Catholic church has put a great deal of time into the study of and the “casting out” of  unclean spirits which are commonly known as “demons”. The movie called “The Exorcist” was a big catalyst, causing a huge spike of interest in “demonic possession” and as of late, the “new age movement” has reinvigorated interest in spirits, spirit guides and many other branches of the occult. Generally speaking, there is nothing new about the new age movement. The names have been changed and perhaps there are structural changes but “there is nothing new under the sun” as Solomon stated by the inspiration of God. I have personally seen spirits including the Devil himself. This is something that I have written about briefly in previous posts. It was in 1972 and both my wife and my younger sister were in the same room of our house on this particular evening. There was no conversation ongoing at the time that it happened. In an instant, the most hideous creature in the universe appeared right in front of my face. Did it scare me? You bet it did! It only lasted for perhaps 10 seconds or so and then it was gone. I immediately looked across the room at my sister to see a look of terror on her face. I tried off and on for years to get her to tell me what it was that she saw but she would not or could not discuss it with me. I never told her what I saw. In late 2009 after a long period without any verbal contact at all and during a relatively brief telephone conversation, I asked her again if she remembered that night and this time she said that she remembered that night, and this time she told me that she had seen the devil. She cut me off afterwards when I asked her to elaborate. It was still something very frightening for her. The creature was the most hideous thing in the universe and he appeared exactly as he really is as opposed to his appearing as an “angel of light” The reason that I say this is because “The Devil”, or “Satan”in the Bible specifically describes how “Lucifer” sinned and became the devil or Satan, which means “the adversary”.The book of Ezekiel discusses briefly what happened and there are a few other references in the Bible as well. I have said all of this because for some reason God has allowed Satan to retain the ability to appear as “an angel of light”. He seems to only be able to do this for relatively short periods of time because he is no longer a Holy Angel that reflects or is somehow endued with the “Glory of God”. Without going into a lengthy explanation of the actual activities in this other dimension, I will simply say that there is a spiritual battle going on between Satan’s fallen angels and God’s Holy Angels for the souls of all of mankind. Satan hates mankind because we are created in “The Image of God”. The image has become tarnished in man because of the entrance of sin into the world by “Adam” in the “Garden of Eden”. The battle has really already been won by God when “The Sinless Son of God”, “The Messiah”(Christ) came, suffered, died and arose from the grave but there is still some unfinished business that God needs to allow to play out before He finalizes this “Great Drama” that is being played out here on Earth.

In the “Book of Daniel” there are descriptions that indicate that there are divisions of power and territory that are set up around the world. There are also divisions within the ranks of the Holy Angels as well. There are different types of Angels such as Seraphim, Cherubim and Archangels and I assume that there are others as well. A demon tried to possess me on Mount Diablo in California while I was camping on that mountain. There is a monument that states that the native Americans worshipped on that mountain for 5000 years. I saw at least one of the demons that have control of that particular area or “High Place”. High places in the Bible as well as in other historical literature refer to mountains or high places for pagan worship.

The nountaineer

Arizona USA
 

This is my attempt to share the very unusual life occurrences that The GOD of our universe has so graciously allowed me to experience, even great pain! I will also try to share what HE has taught me through my pain and study of HIM.

Through years of intense study on my own as well as with some of the best Bible teachers available, I have come to the stark realization that I have been “Spiritually Gifted” with “Spiritual Discernment” which is properly called “Discerning of Spirits”. It is the only way to explain all of the spiritual/supernatural things that I have seen including demons and the Devil himself. I do not seek to have these experiences but I now know that The LORD has allowed these realizations, for the lack of a better way of describing what has happened to me, to prepare me for a great task that he has already began. After decades of spiritual oppression with Satanic attacks through wicked people, in my dreams and in ways that I still do not fully comprehend, GOD has been preparing me for an even greater battle ahead. The LORD has also made great promises to me many years ago otherwise I would not have had the strength to continue with the mind boggling events that I have endured. I am a great threat to the Adversary who is the Devil otherwise he would not be so interested in harming me. This has encompassed the first half of my life to toughen me up for the later stages in my life.
The later stages began at the age of 30 in a very unusual way. It has been an even more challenging set of circumstances than the first half of my life and even harder to describe, although I will try my best to inspire you to believe even unto “Eternal Salvation” if at all possible.

 
After years of great hardship, both physically and psychologically, The Lord stepped into my life by sending an elderly man who I had just met a couple of days earlier. It was in the evening at a van customizing shop that virtually had no business and an owner who preferred to develop his country western band. This was his uncle. I manned the office in exchange for a place to plug-in my camper van and a place to sleep. His uncle presented himself with the exclamation that he had just had a “vision” about me personally. Even though I had been a believer in The LORD since I was 6 years old, I had not become grounded in the teachings of the Bible. Life had been too intense and I had not found anyone to mentor me from a Biblical point of view. This elderly man said that this, as well as previous visions included color similar to a stop light, red, yellow and green which told him whether or not to share the vision. My vision was green which told him to tell me. It simply consisted of three numbers, 7, 9, and 18, as I recall. He also gave to me 3 airline tickets that were for a flight that was departing in a day or two. I had to make a decision to trust God with this because it was around the holidays and the destination was Baltimore from Tucson and I was broke except for 8 dollars. I prayed about it and then on the next afternoon, I was on my way even though there were blizzard conditions in the Northeast USA and I would be hitch-hiking back. Thankfully, the plane landed at the Dallas / Fort Worth airport for a brief layover. I decided that it would be best for me to start hitch-hiking back from there.

 
This was the beginning of my choice to start trusting my LORD and Savior in a big way. I did not really have many other choices available and it was time for me to start to follow Him where-ever he led me by faith! IT was because of this major choice that made me become a major target for the adversary (Satan) and he has been relentless except for periods where he tried to get me to let my guard down. My thirst to study the Bible has been ever increasing since then! Great pain and suffering has had a way of  forcing me to focus on Him as well. It has been this great increase in Bible study that has helped me to understand that all of these spiritual encounters were directly related to Spiritual Gifts that The LORD has given to me and in particular “Spiritual Discernment”. I have seen spirits apart from  human beings and have learned to recognized those people who are controlled or have allowed themselves to become influenced in a variety of ways. There are certain characteristics that I will notice after getting to know a particular person. The Devil and his minions are very deceptive so a person (believer) needs to be very careful who they allow into their lives.
There are a number of other “Gifts” that are enumerated in the New Testament. These can be found in 1st Corinthians chapters 12 and 14, 1st Peter chapter 4 and Ephesians Chapter 4. and of course the book of Acts. You can glean other information about the working of the Holy Spirit throughout the Bible. It is the Holy Spirit who primarily works within us and “Gifts” us as he sees fit for the edification of the Body of Christ.
I am not prepared at this time to delve into the other “Gifts” in detail because there is still much discussion and many differences in opinion concerning which gifts are still active today and even whether we can have more than one spiritual gift per person. There is one thing that I do know from personal experience and that concerns “tongues”. There are “Cults” who specialize in tongues as well as the Occult and this is straight from Satan who’s people also do this kind of “babble” which is dangerously deceptive. Mediums or those in the “New Age Movement. There are many in the “Church” that are planted by Satan. They are known as “Tares” or false believers who pretend to be “Saved” but are not! Most do not understand that they are truly unsaved but have through generational traditions, they have been expected by their elders to become churchgoers and members of their family’s church. Often, these “churchgoers” have never had the “Gospel” or “Good News” explained to them in a way that leads to eternal life! I hope that if you are not sure if you truly have been “Saved” then I would find a Church Body of  Bible believing Christians that have the Word of God taught to them on on a regular basis. I have found personally that many churches have become worldly and do not truly teach from the scriptures about Jesus and how He paid for our sins when He died a horrible death on the cross, for the sins of the whole world. This applies to those who choose to believe the Bible and what it says about Jesus” sacrificial death and receive the indwelling of the Holy Spirit!

 

About Me

 

Davey
Arizona, United States
I am amazed by all of God’s Creation but dismayed by all of the evil that has corrupted it ! I have seen God’s hand at work in my life and because I am actively seeking His will, I am also a target for Satan’s attacks and have been attacked for decades! I am willing to share as much as I can to those who are honestly seeking the Truth, God’s truth. 

Even though I received Christ at the age of 6, it was not until later in life that the The Lord and His Spirit became real to me in a way that I could say that I truly had a personal relationship with Him. This is what I have learned. God had a plan for me and all “true believers” before we were born. I stress “true believers” in my posts because through the “Spiritual Gifts” from The Lord, that I was given, I have actually been able to discern the difference between “the wheat and the chaff” through the gift called “Discerning of Spirits” and have been allowed to see much more than that! Because of the plan that The LORD had, as well as the threat That I would pose later in life, Satan has been attacking me in one fashion or another since I was a child!

It is quite evident to me through much study and experience that we are in the battle for our souls like never before. I have been under Satanic attack for decades and have even seen Satan face-to-face when I was 18 years old. My younger sister saw It appear right in front of my face from across the room and when it was over I looked to see an expression of terror on her face. She was 15 at that time and although I tried to get her to tell me what exactly that it was that she saw, she would always change the subject because it was a reality that she did not want to deal with. She knew exactly what she had seen but it was not until late in 2009 that she finally revealed to me that she had seen the Devil in person from across the room. Even then she cut me off when I tried to talk further with her about it because she was still living an unholy lifestyle and did not want to face the fact that the Bible is true! This originally happened in 1972 which reveals my age and how long that I have been on the receiving end of Satan’s harassment. The Satanic attacks continued in one form or another throughout my adult years although I did not understand why I was having such a miserable life. I am finally coming to grips with the negative events and attitudes from unsaved or even demonic controlled individuals, although it has taken more than 20 years of studying the Bible and listening to some of the best Bible teachers, alive or now dead, to really begin to understand. I have simply been Satan’s target because of The LORD’s  plans for me and my life. It is still not even close to being easy but I at least now know why these things have happened. I just need to make sure that I am not personally the cause of future problems apart from God’s will.

I have also learned that all those who truly belong to The LORD by faith are targets to some degree but we all need to become aware that we have spiritual armor available to us which is for defensive purposes and the only offensive tool at our disposal is the Word of God itself. We also must realize that we have individual tools or “Spiritual Gifts” that are meant to be used for the edification or to build up the body of believers. I do not have much personal experience with most of these gifts except for my primary spiritual gift which is some type of “Spiritual Discernment“. I see things! Besides having seen Satan, I have seen unclean spirits that appear as human spirits but are not! A demon tried to possess me in a dream on Mount Diablo in California. On another occasion a demon appeared in my room one evening. Actually it was just the head of an elderly looking man hovering near the ceiling. Once a “Guardian Angel” saved my life from a snowstorm in the mountains when I was camping although I did not actually see him. I was planning to spend one more night in my tent even though the winter weather was foreboding. It had snowed about an inch the night before and I felt that I was tough enough to handle another night. It snowed 2 or 2 and a half feet of wet heavy snow that night and my flimsy nylon dome tent would have and actually did collapse under the weight of the snow. I would have been trapped in the tent and died of hypothermia. About 4:30pm a gust of wind slapped my tent twice and then an angry sounding voice said “is that plain enough for you?”. Then he said  “it is going to get a lot worse tonight”. When I heard that, I grabbed my backpack, jumped into my ’66 Chevelle and got out of their as fast as I could. It happened that a wall of sleet was coming up the gulch as I was heading for my travel trailer which was a couple miles away on a bad mountain road.

Some Christian scholars believe that true “born Again Believers” only have one spiritual gift but there is much debate and some confusion as to which “Gifts” are still in effect today since “Tongues and Prophesy” were for the early Church as “Sign Gifts” to authenticate the fact that the Gentiles were also to be included in the “Body of Believers’ therefor it was necessary for the Holy Spirit to do a repeat of the events that took place during Pentecost. “Tongues of Fire” is one such miraculous occurrence that is no longer necessary since the consolidation of the Jewish Body of Believers with the Gentile believers which has long been shown to be a fact according to the events that took place at the residence of Cornelius. Then came the visit of The Apostle Peter, at the command of the LORD in a Vision at the home of “Simon the tanner” at Joppa by the sea shore.

As we get closer to that day when the Holy Spirit is taken out of the way, we will see a continued downward slide toward the “Days of Noah” which is a comparison to how mankind on the earth degenerated into a very unholy and violent people, much like the way that Sodom and Gomorrah had become so very corrupt and an abomination in The LORD’s eyes. This event is also associated with “Jacobs Trouble” or  the “Great Tribulation” which is when the anti-Christ will be revealed, deceive Israel into thinking that their Messiah has arrived at last to set them free with a promise or covenant of peace but to no avail because 42 months into this covenant he will break it and defile the “Temple”. The first 42 months is simply called the “tribulation”. When the “Temple” is defiled, it is then that all  hell breaks loose and terror and judgment will occur like never before in the history of the Earth. This is the “Great Tribulation . Since the last temple was destroyed in 70AD, a new one will have to be rebuilt first. Jesus predicted this destruction of the old one because they rejected their Messiah at his coming.