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CHANGE THE WAY YOU LOOK
Why art thou cast
down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance,
and my God.” Psalms 43:5
The way you look at yourself…
The way you look to yourself…
The way you look to others…
way you look to God…
does this read like a commercial?
Would you agree
that we take too much off of the devil? Look at the above verse...Why am I so cast down, so depressed, anxious and discouraged?
Why do I take this when I know the source of it and I also know Who is my help and health giver? I know the One Who changes
my countenance and I know that praise brings His Presence. Why would I not do something to change things?
“FOR I SHALL YET PRAISE HIM WHO IS THE HEALTH OF MY COUNTENANCE”
The word “countenance”
literally means the way we appear to other people...it is our face or facial impressions. Strangely, our countenance is a
good indicator of what we are feeling on the inside. Depressed people generally look depressed.
Now, I am not saying that
all depression is the work of demons, but I am saying that none of it is the work of God. There are situations and circumstances
that bring depressed and hopeless feelings, there are likely physical, maybe even nutritional causes for depression...but,
most often it is the work of demons when we have believed their lie!
That is not to say that God cannot minister
to you when you are depressed and that life changing lessons cannot be learned but I am saying we often just TAKE it from
the demons without fighting! Don’t be a “taker”. Don’t receive a “cast down disquieted soul”.
word, “disquieted” means to be anxious, it is irrational fear.
Rebuke, refuse, resist!
All lies are canceled by truth. If you have believed the lie of demons you must remove the power of that lie by speaking the
Don’t be a passive “taker” but a positive resister. If you have believed what appears on the surface,
choose to believe what appears in the supernatural. Call that which is not as though it is and that which is as though it
is not. Speak truth and faith into your situation!
It is interesting that
God’s Word tells us what kind of thoughts we should entertain and the first mention by Paul in Philippians 4:8 is TRUTH.
Believing a lie or entertaining irrational fear is an invitation to a cast down soul. It is a permission for demons to torment.
Choose to dwell on truth, and things that are honest, just, pure, lovely, good report, virtuous and praise...think on these
things and the God of peace shall be with you!
Why do we just TAKE stuff off the devil?
HEALTH TO OUR COUNTENANCE
One of the most remarkable
things I see in deliverance ministry is “Change of Countenance”. Deliverance ministry is the most real aspect
of Christianity I have ever experienced. The countenance change takes place when the demons are driven out by truth and the
authority of Jesus Christ’s Name. I literally see people come in one way and go out another. I could tell you many stories,
perhaps I will at another time.
The Peace, Power and Presence
of the Holy Spirit is able to flow through the individual once the legal rights of the demons have been destroyed. (By the
way, it was “For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.” I
Denouncing their lies and believing God’s truth is the deliverance process in my office and it is the
process wherever you are! That is how deliverance takes place ... the cast down soul and disquieted countenance are removed
by the work of the cross and the resurrection power of the gospel.
HE is HEALTH to our countenance. Speak His Word, which is truth, into your life. Change the
way you look...the way you look at yourself, the way you look to yourself, the way you look to others and the way you look
Praise is an invitation
to the Holy Spirit to envelop and indwell you where you are!
“But thou art holy, O thou that inhabits the praises
of Israel. Psalms 22:3
“Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good; Sing praises to His name, for it is
pleasant.” Psalms 135:3.
It is correct to say that praise produces a pleasant, healthy countenance! Don’t
take anything off of the devil and his demons. Praise sends them running. His Presence produces love, joy, peace, patience,
kindness, goodness, faithfulness and self-control...I promise you that His Presence will change the way you look. His Presence
is health to our countenance.
Somebody said, “Give the devil hell” ... no, that’s the demons work, give
them heaven! Remind them of all that is Holy, Righteous and True. That torments evil!
2008 was a very busy
year and we have had the privilege to see hundreds saved and hundreds delivered and healed. We saw approximately 600
people in our office! Thank you so much for your help in making this ministry possible.
Just for Jesus,
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