Could it be that your life is in a confusing state, not because God isn’t speaking to you, but, because demons are? From the bible we know that God is not a God of confusion (1 Corinthians 12:33)… yet a lot of us are going around confused, angry, jealous, and so on because we supposedly “Heard God say”. We must be cautious before proclaiming that God said anything, especially when these things don’t inherently bring Him glory or stand in line with His word.
I have to be honest with you… I believe that I was recently delivered from an evil spider that was attached to my ear. Also, when I say “spider”, I am not being literal, it’s just a figure of speech to explain the workings of this type of demon that creates a web of lies to entrap you. This evil spirit would deliver lies to my head, in the form of thoughts. This spirit would cause me to be very self-conscious… thinking that everyone was against me and out to get me. It made me think that I was being discerning and led by the Holy Spirit, when I was actually being control by Satan himself. That is why it’s so important to cast down vain imaginations<strong> immediately</strong> when we get them. Allowing them to fester will cause an evil seed to be planted in your heart and mind. Then this seed will eventually grow and the result of it will be bad fruit such as jealousy, confusion, suspicion, anger, etc. The reason the enemy does this, is so he can cause division amongst us as believers. Where there is more than one vision, there is di-vision. This is how mental strongholds form… from believing the lies and never dealing with that evil spider.
A mental stronghold is spiritual fortress made of wrong thoughts, it is a fortified dwelling place where demonic forces can hide and operate in power against us. Mental strongholds keep us from seeing ourselves and seeing others the way that God sees. Mental strongholds are formed to paralyze you and keep you from fully walking out what God has for you.
One night, I literally had to stand in my room in intense prayer and worship, rejecting the spider and commanding it to crawl off of my ear, down my body and out of my house. I rebuked it and prohibited it from ever coming back. A few weeks before this, I had been praying to the Lord to remove from me anything that was unlike Him. Then a couple days later, I heard someone mention something about demonic spiders, and it was a confirmation to something that someone had shared with me years before. Years ago, a trusted prophet that has always been accurate when edifying and speaking over my life, mentioned he had a vision of a tormenting spider on my ear. At the time, I didn’t know what it meant, and I kind of just brushed it off an never thought of it again, but after my most recent encounter with this knowledge, everything clicked and it all made sense.
Since praying against this “spider” I’ve felt such a heavy weight lifted off of me. My relationships have improved tremendously, and doors have started to open that I know wouldn’t have otherwise. I just had to stand in faith and believe that I was free from this thing even though I didn’t see it with my own eyes or in the spirit realm. I had to align my faith with action. We know that faith without works is dead (James 2:14-26), so I had to start casting down negative thoughts about others or myself when they’d begin to rise up. I had to stop feeding on the enemies lies. I had to start renewing my mind with God’s word and truth (Romans 12:2), no longer being bound to the mental stronghold that the enemy had for me.
If you have a spider today, you can be free. Don’t let any evil spirit manipulate you or torment you into believing anything that’s contrary to what God has for you. Say this prayer with me:
<em>”Lord, I am sorry for all that I have done that is displeasing to you. Please forgive me for my sin. Help me to renew my mind and break every mental stronghold sent by the devil. Destroy every spider in my life. I only want to be bound to you and your Holy Spirit. Help me Lord. Deliver me Father. I reject and denounce every evil thought or emotion that is contrary to your word and truth. Thank you Jesus, Amen.”</em>
If you said that prayer, know that I stand in agreement with you and I will also be praying for you. Be free, live and operate in Love, and keep God’s word hidden in your heart at all times.
– Karolyne Roberts