HAUNTING 5 by Pastor Paul Locke 24/08/2016
Seeing Demons is a distraction and this is the reason I asked God not to reveal the vision of demons to me. Benny Hinn revealed that he sees demons and they sit with pen in hand recording everything we say and do. I do have the Spiritual gift of discerning spirits (1Cor 12:10) that operates through observation of behaviour of people. This is the reason the Bible reveals the Fruit of the Spirit for we can tell a tree by its fruit. (Eph 5:22-26)
Unteachable spirit is the next step from falling from Grace, and is akin to breaking the hedge of angels around us through this sin. (Ps 34:7) A man of God failed to follow the command of the Lord and was killed by a lion. (1Kngs 13:9 & 24) In a like manner Balaam was about to be slain by an angel until his donkey spoke to him and then he saw the error of his way. I have unteachable people come to me for knowledge but in folly ignore what I say.
Angel appearances in the Old Testament times are recorded to help us in our faith to know that God is a Good God. Satan could not touch Job because God had placed a hedge of angels around him. (Job 1:10) Elisha said, “Do not be afraid those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” He was talking about the invisible army of angels which Elisha’s servant could now see when Elisha asked God to open his eyes. (2Kngs 6:17)
New Testament appearances Not only did an angel Gabriel appear to foretell the birth of Jesus to Zechariah but to Mary, Joseph, and the shepherds in the fields. (Lk 1:19-38 & 2:9) During the Six Day War it is recoded in history that the eight Egyptian armies lined up ready to invade Israel turned back and ran from the army of Angels that outnumbered them ten to one. (War records) They knew that they were fighting God so this is a good lesson for the enemies of Israel today.
Prophecy to come is recorded about the Harvest of the World and angels sent forth to do the work. (Rev 14:16) When Jesus comes to rule and reign on earth He will come with armies of angels to fight with God’s enemies at Armageddon. (Rev 19:11-16) Jesus said “I Jesus have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David and the bright Morning Star.”