In the beginning….

Dear friends

Many of you will know that these words are the very first words in the bible.
And they continue with “…..God created the heaven and the earth.” (Genesis 1:1).

However, this is not an article about GOD’s creation….

It is one about how the enemy operates.

And how it starts.

It starts subtle and tiny and – almost – unnoticeable.

However, this is to help us notice the little, subtle and sneaky beginnings of the enemy.

Just like rape never starts with the penetration (excuse the graphic example!!!) – but long before that, building up to it, there are signs, small crossings of boundaries, often times grooming, tests the perpetrators will conduct to see how far they can go…………….(please, this is just an example to illustrate the process when a great damage is done, but it is often not done all of a sudden, as many rapes happen by someone in the victim’s close circle – this is also simplified – I am not intending to offend anyone or diminish or belittle the terror and suffering caused by rape, I just want to make a point and try to help us all understand more about the schemes of the enemy, because I believe GOD has shown this to me more precisely, so please bear with me).

So let’s say we are facing the consequences of sin.

And I believe every single one of us has lost something because of sin.

Perhaps something small….. or something very big and valuable, like a marriage for instance….?

Me, I lost everything because of sin.

And I didn’t even know this until many years later.

Wasn’t even aware that I was sinning at all – on the contrary, I thought I was helping people and I thought I was a ‘good person’, a “healer”…..

That was when I was deeply involved in the occult and had no idea that I was.

Many people in the New Age Movement, where I came out of, aka the occult, have no idea that the devil is the driving force behind it!
And they don’t know that they are serving the devil until GOD opens their eyes.

This is exactly how the devil operates.

It starts with a “little lie”.
Always.

In my case, when I was practicing the “healing” methods I had learned, let’s stay with the example of hypnosis – yes, I was a trained hypnotherapist, and believe it or not, I learned it to HEAL people by leading them into trances to give their subconscious so called “suggestions”, which are orders or commands (packaged in metaphors and hypnotic language) to cure themselves from the issue they are dealing with.
This is EXTREMELY effective and it works every single time!
Let me give you one example of a client who came to me because she was suffering from insomnia.
We had 1 session about this.
I lead her into a trance and we communicated with her “inner healer” and she discovered some things she will need to do to improve her “sleep hygiene” and reduce her stress levels and she(her subconscious) also identified some warning signs for herself that she will need to look out for which will tell her that she is getting stressed and needs to make sure that she will find a better balance.
A few months down the line, I was co-facilitating a course she attended and it was on the weekend…previously in any of these courses, she had always been late every single time, and she had told me in the session we had had that this was due to her not being able to sleep at night and thus being too tired in the mornings….
Not on this occasion though.
She was always on time and seemed very fresh in the mornings.
One day, we were chatting and I asked her randomly if she had slept well and she answered: “I always sleep well!” – and I thought, ‘ok, this session had obviously been very effective, not only was the problem solved, but she even forgot that she had ever had the problem’.
So in this example, and this is just one of the successes my clients had been able to achieve for themselves, I received great confirmation that this work is very effective for my clients and I felt as if I was making a positive difference in their lives, which was the intention I had, my motivation – it still is to this day, only that I now no longer use the enemy’s methods to support them……
I was fully aware that hypnosis can be
In my case, when I was practicing the “healing” methods I had learned, let’s stay with the example of hypnosis – yes, I was a trained hypnotherapist, and believe it or not, I learned it to HEAL people by leading them into trances to give their subconscious so called “suggestions”, which are orders or commands (packaged in metaphors and hypnotic language) to cure themselves from the issue they are dealing with.
This is EXTREMELY effective and it works every single time!
Let me give you one example of a client who came to me because she was suffering from insomnia.
We had 1 session about this.
I lead her into a trance and we communicated with her “inner healer” and she discovered some things she will need to do to improve her “sleep hygiene” and reduce her stress levels and she(her subconscious) also identified some warning signs for herself that she will need to look out for which will tell her that she is getting stressed and needs to make sure that she will find a better balance.
A few months down the line, I was co-facilitating a course she attended and it was on the weekend…previously in any of these courses, she had always been late every single time, and she had told me in the session we had had that this was due to her not being able to sleep at night and thus being too tired in the mornings….
Not on this occasion though.
She was always on time and seemed very fresh in the mornings.
One day, we were chatting and I asked her randomly if she had slept well and she answered: “I always sleep well!” – and I thought, ‘ok, this session had obviously been very effective, not only was the problem solved, but she even forgot that she had ever had the problem’.
So in this example, and this is just one of the successes my clients had been able to achieve for themselves, I received great confirmation that this work is very effective for my clients and I felt as if I was making a positive difference in their lives, which was the intention I had, my motivation – it still is to this day, only that I now no longer use the enemy’s methods to support them……

I was fully aware that hypnosis can be abused and that it has been – a lot.
The internet is full of reports about this, about the military, the US government and individuals abusing hypnosis or hypnotic techniques to manipulate and harm people.

However, I thought that if I had the purest and best intentions and would put measures in place for my clients, that I could use this method for their good and for their good only.

This is the lie that I fell for.

That I can use an evil method for good.

And this lie is SO common.

Take yoga for instance.

Yoga is being practiced all over the world.

Even in some churches.

The devil has taken it as far as to even convince some people that there is such a thing as “Christian yoga”, and if not that, people all over the world, religious or not, believe that yoga brings great benefits for their health and they believe they can practice yoga without worshiping hindu gods, just because they don’t intend to worship them and just because they are only using the exercises for their health.
But this is wrong.
Yoga (I’ve written about it before) is hindu worship – like it or not, believe it or not, these poses are opening doors for these demons and are allowing them to enter your life, your body and your soul.
And you will have literally a “hell of a time” to get rid of them.
Trust me, I know what I am talking about!!!

Another example:
Cheating.
What it does – even from doing it “just once”!!!! – is it opens us up.
For the concept of going elsewhere for our needs to be met other than to our partner / spouse.
For the concept of “instant gratification” instead of working through our problems.
For lust.
For the next time………..and ultimately for divorce….

You see, the devil will take whatever territory we will give him.

As tiny as it may be, it is enough for him to start with.

Because once we allow an entry point, the hedge of protection is broken and as the bible says, “the serpent will bite”.

Perhaps not the first time we do it.

Actually, we may get away with it for a long time.

But it never ends well.

The bible says “the wages of sin is death” and it is 100% guaranteed that when we sin, something in our life will die. Sooner or later.
That’s the devil’s agenda, his plan for us.

He even uses counterfeits to trick us into believing that GOD is on our side.

That’s what happens in the New Age Movement a lot!
They have a fake Jesus even!
They have “fake” angels, in fact, they’re not even fake, they’re just no longer GOD’s angels, because they have fallen when satan fell.
We must NEVER forget where he came from.
He was the most beautiful of GOD’s angels!
He knows stuff!!!
He has power.
He has beauty.
And he knows human nature and knows how to seduce and trap us and he knows exactly which bait he needs to put in front of our nose and we will fall.
He is not stupid.
I am not saying this to glorify him, GOD forbid, but we need to be aware that we are not dealing with a stupid or weak or powerless enemy, because if we underestimate him, we will loose the battle!

Another example:
Drugs or alcohol.
I have been working with Drug and Alcohol clients in prison and “just one or just one more” is the greatest lie!
And they all know it.
Even I myself, I used to smoke cigarettes for many, many years.
And even after I became born again, I was still smoking for almost 2 years as a Christian, still trying to hold on to it and making all sorts of excuses why I don’t need to quit – until GOD made an end to it and helped me stop (I wrote about it)…..
But the desire to smoke still comes from time to time, even though I quit more than 5 years ago… it comes when I am stressed, frustrated, when things don’t go my way, when some rebellious thoughts sneak into my head…..
And I know for sure if I should ever give in and have “just one” cigarette, it won’t be long until I am fully back on cigarettes again, because this habit has been formed in my brain, in my system, it is so well established, it won’t take much to reactivate it.
I know for a fact that “just this once” is a lie – in fact, “just this once” is a portal, a gate, an open door!!!

By the way, so is curiosity!
Why would you be curious to try a drug of which you know it will make you addicted…. it takes a lie to convince you to do that. The lie is that you won’t be addicted, not you, although everyone else is when they try it…. or that the feeling from it will be so great that it will be worth it… really? Will a feeling be worth loosing everything, all your belongings, all your relationships…???

If you eat a fly agaric mushroom, will you really die?????????????
OR will it make a difference to eat it when you eat it and have the best intentions for your health and you eat it because you believe the colours of it are so pretty and your intention is to eat it because of the nutrients in it??????????

The devil doesn’t come in red and black and with horns when he comes.

We would all be alerted and guarded if he did that! And none of us would fall for his snares……

So he comes in disguise.

In disguise of something good, something attractive, something we have been wanting and most likely even something we have been praying for.

He will offer satisfaction, relief, fulfillment, success, solutions, thrills, positive emotions, power, influence, fame, healing – and one way to recognize, one “red flag” is that it will be instant, we won’t have to work for it, it will seem like a “gift” or a “freebie”…. but the devils gifts are never gifts and they are never free.
We will pay for them and we will pay dearly.

It will look like a shortcut.
Like an “easier way”….
Sometimes, it will be a little “too good to be true” – we will somehow know it is wrong but we WANT to believe that it is true.
Our carnal nature wants us to be able to have this “instant gratification” without regret – but when we buy something from the devil, there is never the product in the box which he promised us.

I hope this will help someone.

I hope I have been able to bring across what I myself only understood a little deeper….

There is always a (small) beginning.

A moment when it all started.

Every disaster in our lives begins with a wrong decision in one moment.

Just like good things have beginnings, so do bad things and bad endings.

Everything in the real world has been created before it came to life – either by good or by evil forces.

GOD has created the universe and every single one of us in it.

But the devil is doing what he can to destroy us, destroy our lives by luring us into sin and darkness.

Thoughts and decisions are acts of creation – in good or bad ways.

We can decide whom to follow and by who’s principles we want to lead our lives.

Only by knowing, following and living GOD’s word and HIS principles can we create good things, good lives for ourselves and others, this is the only way to make a positive impact on people’ s lives and to make the world a better place, to heal, to deliver and to help people understand the truth.

Please if you know someone who is struggling with sin, please help them find the truth.
Perhaps you want to share this with them if you believe that it will help them.

If you yourself or someone you know are held in bondage by the devil, the first thing you/they will need to do is to give your/their life to JESUS.

JESUS CHRIST loves you and cares for your soul. Hopefully, you already know HIM and have a relationship with HIM. If not, if you are unsure or perhaps don’t even know what it is all about, I hope that this page can clear things up for you, can help you find THE TRUTH. Because only JESUS CHRIST is the true saviour, who can save your soul. JESUS is the way, the truth and the life. HE died on the cross for your sins, yes, that’s right, for yours and mine… it is all such a fascinating and yet true story. JESUS CHRIST came to earth as the SON OF GOD to save us all from the devil. And HIS works are still relevant today, HE is as alive today as he was more than 2000 years ago. And if you are not saved, HE wants to save you today, right here and right now: please don’t stay under the power of the king of darkness, please join us and give your life to THE LORD.

Here is an example of what you can pray in your heart right now, if you want to make JESUS LORD over your life:

“Dear Heavenly Father, I acknowledge and confess that I have not lived my life for YOU to this day, but have been living for myself and in sin and that is wrong. Please forgive me of all of my sins just as I forgive others. I need YOU in my life; I want YOU in my life.
I recognize the completed work of YOUR only begotten Son JESUS CHRIST in giving HIS life for me on the cross, I believe in my heart JESUS is LORD and that HE was raised from the dead and ask for YOUR forgiveness, which YOU have made freely available to me through this sacrifice.
Come into my life now, LORD!
Take up residence in my heart and be my KING, my LORD, and my SAVIOUR!
From this day forward, I will no longer be controlled by sin, or the desire to please myself, but I will follow YOU all the days of my life. Those days are in YOUR hands.
I ask this Jesus name.
Amen.”

If you have just prayed this prayer, you are now part of GOD’s kingdom and family and I heartily welcome you, my dear brother or sister!

The next thing to do is get a bible and find a church where you can receive further instructions, so that your new life in THE LORD may prosper and that you will become who HE made you to be.

GOD bless you and if you have any questions or need any assistance, please get in touch.

I hope and pray that this will inspire, heal, bless and encourage you.
And that THE LORD will bless you abundantly in all areas of your life, that HE will keep you and shine HIS face upon you and bring you PEACE. In JESUS’ name I pray. AMEN.

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