Saturday, April 13, 2013

The Spirits


1 Samuel 16:13 So as David stood there among his brothers, Samuel took the olive oil he had brought and poured it on David's head. And the Spirit of the LORD came mightily upon him from that day on. Then Samuel returned to Ramah.
14 Now the Spirit of the LORD had left Saul, and the LORD sent a tormenting spirit that filled him with depression and fear.

23 And whenever the tormenting spirit from God troubled Saul, David would play the harp. Then Saul would feel better, and the tormenting spirit would go away. (NLT)

2 Cor 3:17  Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
2 Cor 3:18  But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

1 John 4:18  There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

Saul had an evil spirit (KJV) or a tormenting spirit (NLT)
Anointed music made the evil spirit to withdraw.

Eph 5:18  And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;
Eph 5:19  Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;
Eph 5:20  Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;
Eph 5:21  Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.

The anointing is of the Holy Spirit. If we are in Christ we have his anointing. We must learn to encourage ourselves with psalms and hymns. There is the spirit from the devil that will try to bring you down, yes even as a Christian, a spirit of depression. Speak the name of Jesus, turn on the praise music and soon you will be filled.

We cannot be entertaining the wrong spirits in people. Lead them to Jesus and if they resist and come against you then leave them be. The natural man always opposes the spirit man. It is the spirits that war. God's spirit is holy and good. Stay in His Spirit.

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