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The Nountaineer

 

There is a spirit world that is just as it is described in “The Word Of God” and I have first hand experience with it! Do not think that there is a little guy in a red suit trying to get you to do bad things because he would rather just divert your attention from God’s truth and allow you to do what ever your heart desires as long as you avoid “Faith in Christ”!

The Spiritual Gifts from The Holy Spirit are provided to believers when they receive Eternal Life through Faith in their LORD and Savior, Jesus The Messiah or The Word of God who set aside His Prerogative to remain seated on the Throne of Glory, at the Right Hand of The Father. He then Chose to be born a human being, who are created in the image of God. It was Love that caused Him to do this and pity for this vast sea of humanity who were like sheep without a Shepard, wandering to and fro without hope. Mankind had been cursed along with all of creation and without a sinless Savior to become the Final and most complete sacrifice, there was no hope for mankind. After Our LORD paid the Great Price for our salvation, He then returned to Glory and 10 days later He sent the promised Holy Spirit at the time of Pentecost which meant that Jerusalem was filled with those who chose to worship the God of the Jewish people. This was the beginning of the “Church” which is the body of Christ, Also known as the “Bride of Christ” who will someday be snatched away to meet The Lord in the air or upper atmosphere which is called the “Second Heaven”. Actually, it could be anywhere, from where the clouds are to the outer atmosphere or “space”.

Now back to the “Gifts of The Spirit”. Each “true believer” receives at least one spiritual gift and these are available in the books of 1st Corinthians chapters 12, and 14, 1st Peter chapter 4, Ephesians chapter 4, Romans chapter1,verse11,  and of course in the book of Acts which describes the coming of The Holy Spirit at Pentecost.

Today is a time like no other in the history of the Earth. The battle is raging for the hearts, minds, and souls of our children. The enemy of all mankind has conceived all manner of traps, snares, and deceptions to keep or prevent as many human beings from knowing the Truth which is God’s Truth and no other. The battle is on Earth yet the primary players are in another realm or dimension. This takes an incredible amount of “Spiritual Discernment” as well as caution when defending against an invisible enemy who hates all of humanity because we are created in the image of God and God is their primary enemy. That which makes it even more difficult to understand is that the battle has already been won by “The Word of God”, when He died on the cross and paid the sin debt for all who will believe a simple yet astonishing truth. “We are “Saved By Faith”. All other religions are in one form or another, “works based” in their understanding of what is “good” and what is needed for atonement, of one sort or another.

The description of this spiritual battle in the Bible has proven to be absolutely true. I know this from personal experience yet it has taken decades for me to even begin to understand why I have seen and experienced all that I have. I finally turned to the Bible after God personally stepped into my life at the age of 30. There was a long interval where I was like a ship without a rudder because I received Christ as my Savior at the age of 6 and for a variety of reasons why, it took a long time for me to look to “The Book” for some answers. It is now like daily food that is every bit as important as food for the body. The better the nutrition for the body then the healthier will be the body, and it is the same for our soul and spirit! Without daily feeding on God’s word, we become not only malnourished but leave ourselves open to attack by “the enemy”. This does not mean that we are not attacked daily any way, it means that we are better prepared to resist the attacks. I have found that for me it is necessary to listen to the audio Bible daily if possible and listen every evening to as many of my favorite Bible expositors as possible. Since I live alone it is possible for me to spend most of my waking hours filling my mind with God’s truths. It is something like an immunization. The enemy still tries to get a foot-hold in my life but when his attacks happen, I know why and do not turn and run but stand my ground with the addition of spiritual armor from God and can even use the LORD’s offensive weapon which is God’s Word! Do not allow anyone to even try to convince you that there is no devil or demons or even Holy Angels for that matter. I can say that with confidence because I have seen and experienced the spirit world. I have even seen God’s hand at work! Be prepared, for the battle in the heavenly places is underway as you read this!

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.

I have met almost no one who has seen and experienced anything that even comes close to the things that I have, concerning the GOD of the Bible and “the supernatural world”. I started studying the Bible much more intently since I found the great number of resources that are available online. Because of my rural setting Christian radio broadcasts were difficult to come by so now I daily listen to some of the most highly educated Bible expositors in the world both alive and deceased. I also listen to the Bible on tape almost daily as well.

My increased and renewed interest stems from a series of miraculous events that began when I was 30 years old. I had received Jesus (Yeshua) at the age of 6 but was later discouraged from continuing in my Christian faith because my parents stopped taking us to Church and then later they divorced leaving myself, my brother and two sisters without any spiritual guidance at all. Divorce has a way of disorientating  children which then leaves them at the mercy of our secular Godless school systems without the natural guidance that the Christian nuclear family once provided in our culture. Our children are our future and the ones who have the most influence in their lives, (the state) mold them into unbelieving secularists, socialistic humanists, communists,evolutionists or any combination from this list of Godless people.

Many dabble in the occult or variations of primitive religions that are demonic based and lead people into great confusion and deception that is very difficult if not impossible to escape from without the direct intervention of The LORD Himself or a Christian who is operating in the power of The Holy Spirit in prayerful intervention.

During the  years of adolescence and early adulthood, I was like a ship without a rudder, trying to fit in with my peer group yet never  feeling that I fit in at all although I tried very hard. I did what other youth did like drinking and smoking especially since these were things that my parents did but I found no satisfaction.  I left home at 16 then got a young woman pregnant when I was 17 and then the hardship and suffering really began! She told me that she was a Catholic and I was naive enough to think that she was also a Christian. She repaid my willingness to give the child my name through marriage with 4 years of adultery. I married her even though there was ample evidence to believe that the child belonged to someone else.  She basically lied to me to get me to marry her!  She continued to lie about the child throughout the pregnancy and then just before the delivery she finally admitted that the child might belong to someone else! I remained faithful throughout the marriage despite her habitual adultery and only a short time before she finally filed for divorce did I stray once because the marital vows had long since been violated by her anyway.

She did her level best to destroy me psychologically, mentally and emotionally and she succeeded! I went into a tailspin for several years after-wards and should be dead except for the Grace of GOD. I had experimented with a variety of chemical concoctions that were going around but for the most part just smoked pot and drank to ease the great pain that I suffered with. I had some spiritual experiences that convinced me that I was going down the wrong path! I saw Satan when I was 18 and my sister saw it happen to me. I had some other spiritual sightings which were demonic as far as I can tell. I knew that dabbling in these kinds of things were dangerous so I did not seek to have any repeat occurrences.  After I moved to Arizona, I had a temporary job in California with a plumbing company. One weekend in California I went camping and asked at a gas station for a place to camp. This guy pointed at a small mountain and sent me on my way. It was Mount Diablo or Devil Mountain. I did not know enough of the Spanish language to know what this name meant but I was about to find out the hard way! The first night a demon tried to possess me in my dreams. It lasted all night with 3 points where I awoke, wiped the sweat from my brow and then back to sleep with the dream picking up right where it left off before I  awoke. Finally, at dawn, I woke up just as the demon was reaching out to touch me on the shoulder. The demon was bald headed and was coming up out of the ground. I resisted with all of my strength and kept any harm from happening to me. Later, I went to the top of the mountain and discovered a monument that said that the Spanish had surveyed this portion of California from that spot and that the natives had worshiped there for 5000 years. It was the same demon that they worshiped that tried to possess me!
After I  moved back to Arizona with the hope of starting over, I worked off and on because of my deteriorating health and tried to do my best to recover from all of the harm that I had experienced  but it takes more than a change of scenery to get the kind of rehabilitation that I needed! But then at the age of 30 GOD stepped into my life in a big way. I was between jobs and had really reached a point where I could no longer hold a regular job. That is when things started to happen! This narrative can be found at : http://theholyspiritatwork.spaces.live.com Go to the archives dated June and July 2009 and it will be in three parts. I will continue writing about The Holy Spirit’s work soon.

I am again putting my faith in the Holy Spirit of God to give me the words that will bring Glory to Him! I was speaking about the Holy Spirit of God and will continue with the help of the Spirit! I am still growing in the knowledge of God through his Spirit who inspires and reminds us of that which we have read in God’s word and this is but one of the Spirits responsibilities. The Holy Spirit is known as “The Comforter” as well because he came as an extension of Jesus, “The Son Of God” and provides all that the believers need to operate in the “The Body Of Christ”. He came to indwell all believers and to hold the “Body of Christ ” together with all that He does! The Holy Spirit is a mystery! He is known as the “Breath of God”, The Neuma of God. His work is truly mysterious and absolutly necessary as the builder and embodyment of the Church itself! The Holy Spirit also is the One who gives ” to believers when they receive Christ Jesus, “The Spiritual Gifts” to each and every Believer when Salvation takes place!

I again will write as I am enabled to do so!