The Devilís Most Important Lie

By Jim Searcy


It is strange how few realize another word for salvation is deliverance. If we walk in salvation we should walk in deliverance. Deliverance should be the first and main ministry of every church, especially in the antichrist war on the saints. Just understanding that salvation and deliverance are synonymous tells us why Jesus said the FIRST sign that follows those who BELIEVE, is that in His Name we are to cast out devils.


Be aware of a subtle snare that the demons lay for people that begin to walk in deliverance. The demons will try to get you into vanity about having power over the power of the enemy. They would like you to believe that you wrought your own deliverance by your own hand. That gets into glorifying yourself, rather than glorifying God for your victory. We should remember how when the 70 disciples reported back to Yeshua, with such great joy that the demons were subject to them in His name, that Yeshua sternly reminded them to RATHER rejoice that their names were written in  heaven, in the Lambís book of life.

Rom 8:20 For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,

We are all subject to vanity and we have to always be on guard against it. The way to avoid this snare is to praise God in ALL things. If we are praising, and glorifying God for our deliverance, we are reminding ourselves, that it only came to us, by the grace of God to begin with. We have this treasure in earthen vessels; but, the excellency of the power is of God and NOT of us. So many deliverance ministers fall, as they think it is their anointing which causes the devils to flee. It is the authority and power represented by the Name of Jesus and the power of the Blood of Yeshua.


We are given power and authority to tread on snakes and scorpions. Why snakes and scorpions? The snake is vanity or pride. The scorpion is envy. Rom 8:20 - the creature was made subject to vanity, PRIDE. James 4:5-7 Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy? But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.


There are two spirits, pride and envy, which EVERYONE HAS, and can not be cast out; but, are to be kept under our feet. This is why the full armor includes having our feet shod with the preparation of the Gospel of Peace. Nothing is so genuinely humbling, and which can keep us walking in victory over pride and envy, like the gospel. We KNOW and should have our gospel shoes on all the time, with the recollection of how Jesus Christ suffered that greatest injustice of history FOR MY SINS AND YOUR SINS, thereby making peace with God, for us sinners, through His great sacrifice.

Isa 42:8  I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.

God will not give His glory to another, and if we glorify ourselves we fall into the sin of pride. So many deliverance ministers fall at the pride of thinking it was their power, or their anointing, which caused the devils to be cast out. Rejoice rather, that your name is written in the Lambís book of life, and do NOT forget why. 

1 Pet 5:5  Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.

God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble. If we get proud, and puffed up, then we have grieved God's Holy Spirit and we will stumble and fall. Realizing that we have power over Satan and his kingdom, in the name of Jesus is a heady thing. It is a great temptation to become vain and proud. The only way to avoid that, is to make sure that we glorify and praise God, for His wonderful work in setting us free from the slavery to our sins. 

If God has been gracious and merciful to deliver us from bondage to a demon, it is because He has confirmed His Word. It is because of the power and authority of His Son's Name to work that deliverance for us. We MUST remember that it is not for our own righteousness. It is NOT for our own name's sake, or our own vain glory, that He has done it.

Isa 48:9-11For my name's sake will I defer mine anger, and for my praise will I refrain for thee, that I cut thee not off. Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction. For mine own sake, even for mine own sake, will I do it: for how should my name be polluted? and I will not give my glory unto another.

If we call ourselves Christians, and make the freewill choice to depart from iniquity, God is glorified in delivering us from the enemy that oppresses us. We have not done any good work to deserve this, or paid the price to obtain it.

The Old Testament is full of scriptures about warfare. The vast majority of the tactics, and means of identifying the specific demon spirits and how to deal with them is found in the Old Testament. The revelation of the power Believers have over demons, and how all curses may be broken is in the New Testament. However, the primary understandings of the tactics and methods for deliverance, are in the Old Testament. The Israelites then had to wrestle with flesh and blood. Many Christians recognize that we do not wrestle with flesh and blood. Most do not wrestle at all.


It is time we ALL must recognize that we are called, and even commanded, in the New Testament, to wrestle with the principalities, powers, rulers of darkness and spiritual wickedness in high places. These are the demons and the strongholds that the demons have built up in our minds through passivity, and vain imaginations, and receiving false doctrines, and receiving the lies of the devil. Receiving these lies of the devil, keeps us in bondage to them, and the devils keep legal grounds and doorways available in us, for them to be able to obtain rest by indwelling our bodies. 


When Jesus gave the disciples the authority to use His name and sent them to cast out devils, they knew the Old Testament, so they knew the tactics. They were IMMEDIATELY so successful that Satan, the accuser of the brethren, IMMEDIATELY, came down from his accuser of the brethren position in heaven, LIKE LIGHTENING.


Luke 10:17-21 And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name. And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as LIGHTENING fall from heaven. Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over ALL the power of the enemy: and NOTHING shall by ANY means hurt you. Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven. In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight.




What is the devils #1 MOST IMPORTANT LIE? The devilís most important lie is that when a believer is born again, baptized, and receives the Holy Spirit that he can NOT have a devil. THAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT LIE OF THE DEVIL. The TRUTH is, that such believers are the high priority targets for the devils. Satan already has the unbelievers. Only Believers represent a threat to the devils. And the POWER and AUTHORITY which the Lord Jesus Christ gives to every believer is DENIED when people receive that lie, that they do not have and/or can not have a devil. Instantly, you have a form of godliness which DENIES the POWER thereof.


2 Tim 3:5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.


Brethren, it is time we realize that there are only two kinds of people in the world, Believers and Unbelievers. Believers cast out devils, and are constantly on guard to get them cast out of themselves and others, and keep them out. Unbelievers DO NOT.


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