CHINA JOURNAL: WHEN DEMONIC STRONGHOLDS ARE ENCOUNTERED

Posted: February 20, 2015 in HOT TOPICS
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“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.” (Ephesians 6:12)

Today I had an “off” day for myself from the past 2 days of traveling and ministering in several churches throughout China. So I thought that I would pay a visit to a Buddhist temple to possibly give out some tracts – how little did I realize how things would change for me in which I would not only have to leave, but spiritually speaking, I came face to face with a spirit. The reality is this for those who come to China, if one is a foreigner, it best become realized immediately that you will quickly encounter what I call the “celebrity syndrome” whereby you, the visitor, will be the entertainment for every Chinese that you meet, with it comes the stares, the whispers, the interesting looks, but it’s all harmless. The truth is, Chinese people do not see foreigners that often, and when they do, you tend to be something very similar to our own celebrities back home.

Most of the time, if not all the time, the people here in China are both friendly and very welcoming. In both times I’ve been into China, from Beijing to Chengdu to near Hong Kong, I’ve never came across anyone who had a bad demeanor towards me, actually it’s always been the complete opposite. The truth is, the Chinese people are very polite people and you can make friends fast if you do the same. That being said, today was completely opposite of what I have experienced.

I went into the Buddhist temple and I felt the Lord simply impress me with one word “caution”. So as I neared this place of pagan worship, I was struck immediately by the temple greeter, an old woman who sat at the table just as you entered into the temple doors. There is no question in my mind that when a spirit filled Christian walks into a territory that is controlled by the enemy, one should expect some sort of intense push back. The moment I glanced toward the old woman, she was already looking at me. The young woman seated next to her was very friendly and said “Ni Hao” (hello) but the old woman never spoke one word, but she was strained straight on me as I walked inside, then the Lord quickened my spirit and spoke to me and said, “Son, you cannot be here, this is not the time for you, nor will you do any good, leave this place.” And so I turned, putting my tracts away and was about to leave, when the old woman met me, her face was as if she was completely surprised I was even here, I could immediately tell in the spiritual that what was happening was the SPIRIT in her was revealing itself to me, it was stunned that I walked into its territory. Although she was old, it was apparent that the SPIRIT within her did not know what to think. I’m reminded when Jesus met the two Gadarenes as the spirits were shocked Jesus was in their area, when they asked him ,””What do you want with us, Son of God?” they shouted. “Have you come here to torture us before the appointed time?” (Matt. 8:29)

The spiritual reality is this, there are times when demonic strongholds will be completely surprised by your appearance, just as it was with this old Buddhist woman, who was looking at me with her mouth open as if she (or the spirit in her) could not understand why is this guy here? Why is he in my area? This is the spiritual battles we must all face from time to time, and it’s best we know how to deal with them when they occur. That’s part of our Christian walk, challenging the enemy at his own doorstep. However, although the Lord told me to leave, he gave me a promise that not only would I return, but that over time, my work in this area would contend with that spiritual fortress that is leading many to hell, but it must be in God’s timing and not my own.

Christopher

christopher152@gmail.com

Comments
  1. THIS IS WHY CHRISTIANS EITHER BACK OFF FROM SERVING GOD OR TOTALLY FALL AWAY FROM GRACE OUR SPIRITUAL HEART GETS EXCITED AND WHEN THE SPIRITUAL DEMON IS INCOUNTERED OUR SERVENTS OF GOD FALL AWAY QUESTIONING OUR SERVICE TO GOD IT IS SO IMPORTANT FOR PRAYER ALL THE TIME NOT ALLOWING ANY MOMENTS TO PASS WITHOUT PRAYER SO MY PRAYER IS ON YOU BROTHER FOR I TOO KNOW YOUR JOURNEY HAS DANGER IN IT AND THIS TOO I KNOW THAT GOD DOES NOT FORSAKE US OR CONDEM US AND WHAT BELONGS TO GOD STAYS WITH GOD SO KEEP STRONG IN THE FAITH,PRAISE BE TO GOD,AMEN.

  2. waycross1948 says:

    Dear Christopher, NOW I understand why they Lord had me pray for you to have wisdom. I’ve been praying for you to be safe, for the Holy Spirit to prepare the way before you and to prepare the hearts off the people. But, yesterday, my prayer was for wisdom. There are many who would have just plowed ahead and not listened to the Spirit within them. Thank God, you did. Please continue to be careful.. I know God is with you, that you walk in the Spirit, now I know that you also LISTEN to the Holy Spirit. God Bless You, Judy

  3. SebbyGaucho says:

    Three days back I was having my phone in my hands, all of a sudden I put it somewhere and I can’t find it anymore, its ringing but not being picked up where it is

    Then after that, the day before yesterday I woke up at 2 am to study and went back to bed at 4am to sleep a bit , I then felt a spiritual attack, I couldn’t move but I could pray internally, I prayed and prayed, and as I prayed just ordinarily the force was leaving me but it still held me, it was just reducing the force on me, but when I mentioned the name of Jesus It pressed me painfully and I stopped mentioning the name of Jesus for that moment because I couldn’t bear the pain.. A voice came unto me and said I should keep on calling the name of Jesus.. I did that and no matter the pain, I kept on calling and the name of Jesus overcame the Force and I was free.. I Thank God

    Last night I came from school and borrowed R20 from my roommate , he put R100 on his bed and saw him walk out and the R100 was on his bed,and at that time I was alone and when I was ready to go to the shop the R100 was nowhere to be found..

    I don’t know what is going on
    Eusebio SGG

    • rock says:

      To Sebby , recognise you are in spirit war and command the Spirit of dissappearance to be bound and bring back what you wanted ….it is witchcraft of some one cursing either you or the house….but ask God to reveal more to you…and take authority over it In Jesus Name….say “The Blood of Jesus Christ commands that you leave”

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