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Discerning How Religious Demons Manifest in Relationships

There is not greater area of vulnerability in all of our lives than in the area of relationships.

Relationships, fellowship, camaraderie, companionship, sense of belonging are things that all of us desire, at times in our lives more than others.

God created relationships so that we wouldn’t be alone.  So relationships in and of themselves are not bad things.

It is when we become obsessed with being in a relationship, or when we value or even idolize relationships in our lives ABOVE our walk with God.

The enemy knows how much some people desire fellowship and relationships.  So we have to understand that THE ENEMY WILL send people into our lives who will eventually cause us harm, and attempt to thwart the plan of God for our lives.

Samson paid for his desire for relationship with his life.  Why?  Because he was not able to discern who he had around him!

Had Samson simply obeyed God from the jump, then he probably would have lived to a ripe old age, still breaking lions necks and what not, in the perfect will of God for his life.

But instead, he had to die with the enemy….for something I feel was quite stupid.  He tore down the building that those evil people were residing in, but what did that accomplish?  Did that stop idolatry in the land?  Did the Israelites turn to God after Samson took his life?

The only lasting legacy of Samson NOW is to read his story and learn what NOT to do so we won’t end up like he did!

We read the story of Samson and shake our heads.  As we should.  What a waste of a life.

And just like Samson, many believers allow relationships, alliances, associations and the such into our lives without properly discerning that they are sent from the enemy.  We marry them.  We have kids with them.  We start ministries with them.  Or businesses.

Here are some signs that the person you are in a relationship with is a religious demon in disguise, waiting for the opportunity to pounce!

1)  They just won’t leave you alone!

We all have had church people in our lives who simply WON’T leave us alone.  When you come out of church, they are always snooping, calling, texting, dropping by, asking you when will you be back.  Even after you have calmly explained to them you won’t be back, they persist.  It’s almost as bad as stalking!  If you cannot get rid of this person, they are a religious demon.

2)  They hurt you time and time again, unrepentedly.

We all have these people in our lives (and I’m talking about church folks) who consistently backstab us.  But we, out of some pious sense of duty, keep these harmful, toxic people in our lives, thinking we are showing them the love of God and being forgiving by allowing them continued access into our lives.  When all we are really doing is allowing them to harm or abuse us…again!  Forgiveness does NOT mean that an unrepentant, undelivered person with a religious demon should be allowed unlimited access into our lives.  Those are harmful people who we need to RUN from!

3)  I want to expound on the UNREPENTED part…

Listen, everyone will let us down.  No one is perfect.  True.  A friend or loved one will hurt us.  Then say they are sorry.  Repent.  But then they do it AGAIN!  If they do it AGAIN, then that means they REALLY didn’t repent to begin with.  Time to cut them loose….

4)  They are always needing YOU to save them…

Some religious people will plant themselves into your life.  How?  They will always be in crisis, and they will seek you out to rescue them.  They will use flattery to win back your affections after the initial separation;  they will attest to your beauty, your talent, your power, your ‘anointing and how you are so needed back in their lives, their ministry, how much they miss you.

Couple that with lies the enemy will plant in your spirit, and false guilt about any trials/judgments/plagues they may be going through…the enemy will lie to you and make it seem like you need to reconcile with this person or group of people to ‘minister’ to them.  And then you eventually have a recipe for disaster!   The lure to ‘reconcile’ with people God has formerly separated you from is disobedience and partaking of another’s sins.

When you start meddling in the affairs of God, assuming that you are ‘called’ to help a person or group of people escape the judgment of God, or if you get in God’s way trying to ‘save a people God has judged or who are suffering from plagues, then YOU will suffer right along with the very people the enemy has deceived you into thinking you are called to save!

It’s best if God separates you from someone(s), to STAY away from them and do not allow them access back into your life (of course, unless God says its ok)

5) Understand….

If God has pronounced judgment on someone, or a group of people, or they were disobedient and are suffering from plagues-God-sent-then there is nothing you can do to stop that.  But pray.

I have been in situations where a person, or a group of people, God called me to separate from (I would hear) would invariably be going through a hard time, suffering, etc. He knows if we ever had any feelings of affection or love for these people, that when we hear word of their suffering, we would not rejoice over it, but would be actually quite grieved.  And we may even try to alleviate any suffering.

We cannot go gettin in God’s business!

If God has allotted suffering, judgment or a plague, and God tells us to GO so we are not partakers of any of it, then no matter how attached we are, we have to cut them off!

6)  They demand unquestioned loyalty to their relationship.

If someone demands loyalty to them at all costs, or refuses to be confronted about questionable behavior, then they have a religious demon….and you need to RUN!  Church leaders, in particular, are guilty of doing this, which enables them to do all kinds of things and never be confronted about said things.  God will always send someone in our lives to check us….a Nathan to David, a Samuel to Saul, a Paul to Peter….if they can’t be ‘checked,’ like I said….RUNNNN!!!!

We need to understand that the religious demon can and will manifest in the people, most of the time, who are closest to you.  And a lot of people do not understand the danger of fellowshipping with religious demons!

The people God tells us to cut off, He tells us cut off for a reason.   We may not know the reason, but we have to trust God enough to obey Him.  He can see the danger ahead of us if we stay with a person.  He sees the end from the beginning.

If you are experiencing difficulty breaking away from something (or someone) GOD said to cut off, please call 518-477-5759.

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Marriages Not Made In Heaven

JOINED IN BARBED WIRE!

ALL MARRIAGES ARE NOT JOINED BY GOD!

When I was an unsaved atheist, God actually did join me in marriage.  I also had sense enough to pick a man who was compatible to me in every way.  Although my first husband  died of a massive heart attack when he was very young, he left me with a jewel, the most important person in my life—my daughter who today is invaluable on so many levels.  However, once I became a Christian, I lost ALL good commonsense, assuming that I could not serve God unless I was joined to a Christian man.

Like all stories, mine can be long and involved so suffice me to put things “in a nutshell.”The  enemy had convinced me that I was called to prison ministry. In fact, a  bald-headed, huge and muscular Mr. Clean looking being came forth in a dream and bellowed at me, “I am an angel sent from God to show you your future.”The “angel” sat me down at a blueprint table and showed me a plan for several huge facilities to house prisoners and substance abusers. At the time, my uncle had promised me 300 acres of land so it “all tied together” in a neat little package. The angel also said “The man you will marry will head up the entire project. You will provide the spiritual and counseling component.”

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This dream was then used to draw me into marriages–with not one but two different men with serious felony records–both men sent to destroy me. The first marriage was 3 years later to Billy G., in 1988 and the second marriage in 1996 to Richard C. Billy  was married already but he was in prison. I had dated him in 1979 when he was free , not knowing that  he was married  even then. So one day I went to visit him in prison. Immediately after the visit, a power came on me so strong, with the message “Billy  is THE ONE.” Six months later, we were married in prison. I thought he was going to be released soon, not knowing that Billy  had TWO consecutive  sentences which totaled 27 years. That was 1988. He was released from  prison in December 2010 lived for 5 months and then died of a sudden stroke.

The bottom line is that  the marriage was an 8 year nightmare.  Believe it or not, I was beat down by Billy  in prison, while on a conjugal visit, on more than just one occasion. I would walk out of prison with a busted lip and other abrasions and lacerations.  I thought I was marrying a Christian, when Billy turned out to be a New Age occultist, an amateur warlock  who told me that “he had chains and gates on my soul.”

No he didn’t. On May 10, 1990, Billy  predicted that I would have a car accident in 2 weeks.  Thirteen days later, my car was hit in the back, while I was  on my way to the hospital because of the stress headache that I had for 2 weeks following his “prediction”.  I did not take his prediction seriously, yet interestingly enough,  the headache started the day he spoke his curse. On May 24, 1990,  I was on a 4 lane highway, in the middle of the day, driving about 65 miles an hour, headed for the hospital when my car was hit from behind but not totalled. The power of God came on me and I drove that car like a racecar driver.  When I drove my wreck to the hospital,   I discovered that my blood pressure was approaching stroke level.

  I broke out of Billy’s  barbed wire fence with a  chronic case of hypertension.

Then I met Richard, the love of my life. We met briefly and I told him about my dream from the angel. Richard had architect skills, so shortly after we met, he constructed a fantastic blueprint. I thought he was “the ONE” cause he could oversee building the first site. RICHARD ALSO  was NOT the one. Rich was even worst than Billy, if that could be possible. That was a 9 year nightmare with a heroin addict, a criminal with an anti-social personality. 

But the light broke through the darkness and I was set free from Richard by the hand of God.

As an aside—  Believe it or not, —Billy  sent me a letter two months before his release from prison, an obvious  invitation to “resume our marriage once he was released.” I spoke with him once, a few days after he was released. I was polite but I was firm. He died 5 months later of a stroke, 21 years to the day that he spoke a curse of death upon me.  May 10, 2011. He was buried on Friday, the 13th.  Was that the stroke that Billy had intended for me with his 13 day prediction?   God knows.

What you need to know in all of  this is that “if the enemy worked something against you and “IT WORKED,”  HE WILL TRY AND TRY AGAIN, EVEN USING THE SAME PEOPLE, PLACES AND THINGS. 

The lessons that I learned are not really for me.  I have the luxury of age, where I can look back over the last 40 years and see that after the death of my first husband, there was no man in God’s plan for me.  In this hour, I must press forward.  The “I’m waiting for my soul mate days” are OVER. Not that I don’t love men and romance because I certainly do.  I just have other priorities today and unfortunately, I have assessed what I desire to do with the rest of my days and “a significant other” is just not in my plans.  I can’t take the risk.

I think the message that I have to pass on to the brethren are summarized in 10 statements:

1.  Don’t just assume that because you are sensual, romantic, excellent spouse material, that there is a husband in your future.  Man was not made for woman.  It is good for him, not to be alone.  Any man who wants a wife can have one.   However, a woman can be alone and do well. 

2.  God did not call anyone “in a team.”  The work that God has for YOU to do as a woman may  not require you to have a husband.  Co-ministry can be rich and rewarding.  However, as a minister for 25 years within the religious system, I have met my share of miserable pastor’s wives.  The grass is not always greener on the other side.

3.  If you are in bondage to your desire for a mate, the enemy will take advantage of this weakness, time and time again. You must overcome the cultural cues embedded EVERYWHERE that you are less than a woman, without a man or without children.

4.  Certainly, fornication is a sin.  However, do not marry anyone JUST to avoid sex outside of marriage. If you slipped and got pregnant, DO NOT MARRY THE MAN  SOLELY FOR THE SAKE OF THE CHILD.

5.  THE ENEMY NEVER GIVES UP ON THIS.  I thought that at my age, I  am  far “under the radar,” yet men seem “TO FIND ME, ONE WAY OR THE OTHER.”  Even my 90 year old mother has still not gotten over her desire to have a man.  So don’t think that you’ll simply “age out.”  Not so.

6.  Learn to enjoy the simple things of life.  Don’t covet what others have. Learn to love being single. Be thankful that you woke up this morning in your right mind.  Learn to love yourself.  Love your body because its YOURS and not because you desire to seduce a partner with it.

7.  If marriage is for you, develop yourself into the kind of wife that is going to be a blessing to a man.  Don’t expect PRINCE CHARMING unless you are PRINCESS CHARMING.  Don’t depend upon what a  man can do for you.

8.  Don’t settle for anything less than WHO you are.  In fact, since a man’s ego is essential to his being, make sure that he knows who he is and where he is going.

9. The bible was written for and by a generation that for the most part, was not promiscuous.  In other words, “virgins were the norm.”  I have counseled with clients who were technically virgins, yet in the spirit, they were not.  Too much experimentation.  A virgin is a rare species in our time. When sex has been entered into, the body desires more.  It is just a natural thing.  The body will burn for it.  So don’t let Satan condemn you just because you have natural passions.  You can learn ways how to “bring your passions under submission to your own will.”

10.  Last but certainly not least, if you have a dream, a vision or receive a prophetic message which declares that “this is the person for you sent by God,” run like a bat out of hell.  It’s the devil.  God does not choose our mates.  He leaves it up to our own free will.  Don’t just take an isolated case out of the old testament.  You are not Isaac or Rebecca.

Choose your mate with good commonsense.

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Love and Marriage Set Up By the Enemy

By Wenona Russ

I can remember one time I was parked in a parking lot, needing a ‘WORD FROM THE LORD.’

Funny thing was it was regarding whether  or not I should stay at a church I was attending (that’s when I was still part of the organized church system).  I had just gotten off work and was bone tired and I had to preach that night.

I heard a voice so clear…”That is your church home.  I have a work for you to do there….”  Then this voice went onto tell me “…and the pastor is your husband…”

I won’t lie to you:  I did a Sarah when ‘God’ said that…LOL.  Yes, I laughed!  I was like ‘there is NO way that that man is my husband!  He is 15 years my junior…my oldest son is almost his age!’  Then some other things were said about how we were going to build ministry together, blah, blah, blah….

I got a LOT of confirmation on that ‘word’ from several different sources.  We would go to churches and people would prophesy marriage to us both. MANY ‘prophetesses’ and ‘prophets’ prophelied about how we were going to take the city.  The co-pastor of the church even came to me to ‘counsel’ me on several occasions to prep me for marriage to this pastor (who also happened to be her son!)

That word I got in that parking lot led me to stay with that church for a total of 5 years.  And we didn’t end up marrying:  come to find out he was on the DL…and had an incurable STD, all while STILL pastoring that ‘church.’

When that lying spirit of Baal saw that I was not going to fall for that, he sent a ( false) prophetess to this same church to prophelie to an armorbearer and the pastor -a ‘prophecy’ that set off a chain of events that would eventually lead to a church scandal and the pastor marrying a 19-year old…they are still ‘married’ and have a son.  And he is still in his lifestyle, and the young girl plays along as the dutiful first lady of the church…

And the prophetess of Baal that lied to those two has a church of her own now, too.

Let me tell you something:  there is a false spirit out there that knows the desires of our hearts.  It knows what we crave and desire the most.  No secret:  most of us go crying on the altar or blabbing on Facebook how bad we want a mate, or a ministry, or a car or a house.  So the devil heard your prayers.  So now all he got to do is send a prophet of Baal to lie to you, tell you what you want.  And then we get fooled into thinking these prophets of Baal are really from God because what they said does come true.

That is not the only prerequisite of knowing if someone is a TRUE prophet of God or not.

A TRUE prophet of God is not only going to be able to tell the future-fortune tellers can do that.  A TRUE prophet is going to utter what THUS SAITH THE LORD and THAT ONLY.  A TRUE prophet of God is going to be soaked in OBEDIENCE TO GOD.

When we get hooked on needing confirmation of words from God and seeking after a sign, we are treading on DANGEROUS territory.  VERY DANGEROUS.  Because the enemy mimics EVERYTHING God does.   The enemy can do signs, perform miracles, prophesy, speak in tongues, dance.

So if your diet of the Word of God is more of ‘I-gotta-see-a-sign-I-gotta-see-a-move-I-need-a-confirmation,’ then you are subject to be deceived by the devil.

STOP SEEKING CONFIRMATIONS!!!!

The Word says MY SHEEP KNOW MY VOICE AND A STRANGER THEY WILL NOT FOLLOW in John 10.

Learn to crack open the Word of God, study, get in the Presence of God and learn to Hear from God for YOURSELF.

Needing confirmations is a sign of YOUR UNBELIEF and LACK OF FAITH.  AND LACK OF RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD.  If you are not hearing the voice of God, then you are NOT HIS SHEEP.

The people in the Old Testament stayed in rebellion and disobedience, which is why they could never hear God for themselves.  So that’s why you always saw folks asking other folks to tell them what God said.  And the Holy Ghost was not yet given, so they had to rely on others…

But God promised there would come a time when He would write His Commandments on the tables of OUR HEARTS (Jeremiah 31:33).

That way when we sin, the law that is NOT DONE AWAY WITH, but WRITTEN IN OUR HEARTS, would convict us of sin…and-if one is submissive to the work of the Holy Ghost in their lives-will repent of sin.

An unrepentant heart can NEVER hear from God.

I repeat:  AN UNREPENTANT HEART CAN NEVER HEAR FROM GOD!

The only thing that that person will hear is God telling him to repent.  And if he waits TOO long to repent, the Word says God will give him over to a reprobate mind.

So I said all that to say this one thing:  if you need a word from God, make sure there is no unrepentant sin in your life or that you’re NOT walking in pride, disobedience or rebellion.  Because once you do, that’s when a deceiving spirit will come in and tell you THUS SAITH THE LORD…

And MOST OF THE TIME-IF NOT ALL THE TIME-those words and any accompanying ‘confirmations’ will ALL BE A LIE from the PIT OF HELL!!!!  SENT TO DESTROY YOU!!!!!

HE THAT HATH AN EAR LET HIM HEAR WHAT THE SPIRIT OF GOD IS SAYING….

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Are you hungry and thirsty for the WORD OF GOD, but long to learn to study for yourself?

Do you long to no longer be tainted by religion when hearing from God?  Do you want to make sure the Words you are hearing are not filtered through religious sifters?

Click here for resources that teach YOU how to hear CLEARLY from God for yourself! For example, the book “Faces of the Religious Demon” by Pamela Sheppard shed light on what happened to me and countless others.  Here is a short quote:

“I don’t believe that there is any area more conducive to demonic deception than in the area of love and marriage, particularly in the lives of wmen called to ministry or to female leaders within the laity. The most popular demonic strategy is to present individuals of either the same or the opposite sex in either a seductive or intriguing form, with the object of arousing various dormant thoughts in the captive, which he or she does not realize exist within.  The deceived believer will become smitten with thoughts of a particular person, as masked for the purposes of prayer, of incresed fellowship, and where the opposite sex is concerned, for ministry and communion in the things of God. When the soul tie is romantic in nature, the religious demon or fallen angel will work in the realm of the passions and the affections of the captive to believe that the party upon whom his or her affections is fixed is also equally affected and mutually enamored.  This is accompanied with a counterfeit “love” or drawing to the partner, with a painful craving for his or her company which almost masters the captive.” (Faces of the Religious Demon)

For more, you can read a 30 page preview of Faces of the Religious Demon by scrolling down to  the book title and clicking the free preview link.

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