Prophecy: The BEST year of your life, or the WORST year of your life…

And thus says YHWH The LORD concerning 2013:

FOR THE YEAR OF 2013 THE SAINTS AND CALLED ONES WILL HAVE EITHER — THE BEST YEAR THEY HAVE EVER HAD IN LIFE, OR THE WORST YEAR THEY HAVE EVER HAD IN LIFE.

NOW IS THE TIME to position yourself to choose which category you will be in! This WORD is especially applicable to leaders. For your complacency in pursuing the fullness of your purpose has become a stumbling block to those that have been assigned to follow after you. For until you move, your followers cannot move; until you get free, they cannot get free; until you elevate, they cannot elevate.

For those that do make the proper preparation, 2013 will be a year of mind-blowing, over-taking blessings and favor in every area of your life. You will cry from amazement at the goodness of YHWH God. But for those that continue to dwell comfortably in complacency, refusing to fight for destiny, 2013 will be a year of such pressing devastation that many WILL NOT LIVE TO SEE THE END OF IT. In 2013, people will die unexpectedly and will shock those around them. Leaders that are in the way, those that have been a stumbling block due to allowing themselves to REMAIN STUCK, will be moved out of the way!!!

Be not distracted by the holidays. We use the birth of Christ as an excuse every year to indulge in selfish ambitions and the pursuit of worldly gain. The Christ was not born in December. Christmas, correctly called “Xmas”, is a ploy of the enemy to distract people from properly preparing to transition into the new year. The focus on this false celebration to a fake God completely consumes the thoughts of man, woman, boy and girl until almost the very last day of the year – Xing out preparation, Xing out consecration, Xing out gratefulness and thanksgiving, Xing out the ability to quietly hear the direction of The Spirit for your next assignment and how to get there! Yes it is correctly called “Xmas”.

Go ahead and enjoy your family and friends, buy gifts for your loved ones and those less fortunate, but don’t lose focus on the urgency of the hour. How you end your year is how the new year will begin. Why do you think this celebration takes place on the 25th day of the month? It leaves us only 6 days until the beginning of the new year – 6 – the number of the fall of man, the number of the beast, the number that represents his reign of terror in your life yet one more year!

BE NOT DECIEVED PEOPLE OF THE MOST HIGH GOD! 2013 can be either the BEST year of your life so far, or the WORST year of your life so far. It is your actions that will decide. CONSECRATE YOURSELF LIKE NEVER BEFORE.  Don’t wait until the holidays are over. DO IT NOW! Fast, weep, repent: cut off every distraction, lay aside every weight and sin that so easily besets you. Clean up your house, clean up your relationships, clean up your finances, clean out your hearts of greed, lust, bitterness, unforgiveness, covetousness, strife, arguments, pride, gluttony, deception, rebellion, gossip and all manner of evil! Overcome your sinful struggles, you have the victory! Correct every area of disobedience in your life. Complete or take up those neglected assignments that have lain dormant (books, magazines, albums, churches, etc…) This is a sober and solemn time for you to consecrate yourself to prepare for The LORD to do wonders in your life in 2013!!! While the world wastes away in the revelry of the holidays, we must prepare to reign as sons and daughters of The King of Kings in 2013!

The BEST year of your life, or the WORST year of your life… YOU DECIDE TODAY!

~Prophetic Insights from Dr. Intimacy~ © 11/30/2012

37 Years of “BUT GOD” Outcomes to Celebrate This Thanksgiving… HalleluYAH!

Over the next 24 hours, I want to dedicate my praise and thanksgiving to the top 37 “BUT GOD” outcomes in my life. I challenge you to make your own “BUT GOD” thanksgiving list according to the years of your life. It may humble and amaze you when you really sit back to meditate on all of the significant challenges and circumstances The Father has delivered you from. It makes the small stuff fade into insignificance and even the big mountains will begin to look like mole hills!!!

  1. My mother almost aborted me… BUT GOD!
  2. My daddy was a pimp that almost stayed around to infect — uh, I mean — “rasie” me… BUT GOD!
  3. The two people who molested and raped me when I was two could have killed me when they were finished with me… BUT GOD!
  4. The car that stopped an inch away from my body almost killed me when I was three… BUT GOD!
  5. The KKK almost caught me when I five, as they chased me down with ropes and knives in hand… BUT GOD!
  6. My sister was almost too afraid to tell Momma that the step daddy that I loved so much raped her, and he could have stayed around to do the same thing to me and my baby sister… BUT GOD!
  7. The fever of almost 109° almost killed me or left me brain dead just like “they” said it would… BUT GOD!
  8. I almost spent my life in a wheel chair from crippling Lupus pain… BUT GOD!
  9. I could have stayed in that mental institution for the rest of my life… BUT GOD!
  10.  After being raped and molested as a child, I could have been promiscuous at a much younger age… BUT GOD!
  11. I almost married my soul to satan in the practice of witchcraft that I was introduced to as a child… BUT GOD!
  12. I could have become a victim of human trafficking or a hardcore drug addict when I left home at 16… BUT GOD!
  13. I could have died, and very much wanted to, when I abruptly stopped taking the medications at 17 that had kept me alive for nine years… BUT GOD!
  14.  Any of the three separate times a gun was held to my held head, the trigger could have been pulled… BUT GOD!
  15.  One of the jealous girlfriends or wives of the men I gave my body to could have killed or maimed me… BUT GOD!
  16. I could have been killed on the streets by the rival drug gang who took out many of my crew… BUT GOD!
  17. I could almost spent 10 to 20 years in prison when busted in a major federal drug sting at 18 years old… BUT GOD!
  18. I almost never gave birth as a teenage mother to the son that got me off the streets… BUT GOD!
  19. I could have been raped and killed by a serial killer in my days of stripping and prostitution… BUT GOD!
  20. I almost went away to become a Vegas strip prostitute with the friend who ended up with AIDS… BUT GOD!
  21. When the domestic abuser that I allowed into my home crushed my soul and broke my bones, he could have killed me… BUT GOD!
  22. I could have stayed in a situation of domestic abuse for 10 years like my mother… BUT GOD!
  23. I almost committed the murder-suicide of me and my toddler son, just like I was planning to do… BUT GOD!
  24. I could have never cried out to Jesus (YAHashua) to save me… BUT GOD!
  25. All of the contaminated vessels of perversion that molested and mishandled me in the church almost scared me away from ministry forever… BUT GOD!
  26. I almost backslid forever and never came back after falling… BUT GOD!
  27. I could’ve been pregnant by him… BUT GOD!
  28. After a life full of sexual sin and promiscuity, I could have and should have contracted HIV and other incurable diseases… BUT GOD!
  29.  I almost married him instead of the man that became the father of my seven children… BUT GOD!
  30. I could have died giving birth to anyone of my children, just like “they” said I could… BUT GOD! “They” also said I would never be able to have children… double BUT GOD!
  31. My suicide attempt was almost successful… BUT GOD!
  32. The witch doctor that paid thousands of dollars on spells to have me killed almost danced on my grave… BUT GOD!
  33. I almost lost my mind from the weight of poverty and becoming homeless with five young children while pregnant… BUT GOD!
  34. Anyone of my children could have been deformed, maimed, sick, in a major accident, diagnosed with and defeated by major illness, etc… BUT GOD!
  35. I could have blamed God and cursed Him when I found out 4 of my 7 seven children had been sexually molested… BUT GOD!
  36. I could have stayed trapped in a marriage where I wasn’t loved or never recovered from the divorce… BUT GOD!
  37. I could have died in my sins, never receiving the grace and work of the cross… BUT GOD… BUT JESUS… BUT YAHASHUA… NOTHING BUT THE BLOOD!

I could go on and on, but I will stop myself because my family wants to feast on Thanksgiving foods, lol. One more for you for the road though – I could be spending thanksgiving alone… BUT GOD! No matter how dysfunctional your family is, remember that you could be destitute and alone. As long as you all still have breath in your body, there is the hope of redemption and reconciliation because Yahweh loves creating “BUT GOD” outcomes that bring Him GLORYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HALLELUYAH!

~Daily Insights from Dr. Intimacy~ © 11/22/2012

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Update: New Teachings on My Website

If you are looking for a word for 2013, YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS the rhema word delivered and uploaded today on my website. It is about an hour long so get in a quiet place and get ready for a breakthrough.

Also, if you have really been wanting to press in to praise and worship but are struggling to tap in, you definitely want to listen to Pure Worship. No teaching, prophesying or singing just pure praise that you use to usher in the anointing that will help you break through.

I will be uploading more teachings soon. Get the word out.

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Update: New Teachings on Incubus/Sex Demons

There has been a great demand for more teaching on this topic so I have been doing a teaching series on my YouTube page. Please check it and subscribe so you won’t miss any of these teachings. I will add a new teaching after the holiday but there are 6 in the series so far.

#1 Rule of “sin-free” dating: TIME, PLACE, & SPACE.

TIME: While dating, even if engaged, avoid spending excessive time together. The dating period is a time to get to know each other and soberly evaluate whether or not there is potential for a long-term future. Becoming intoxicated with one another’s presence will interfere with your judgement. Once engaged, the engagement period is a time to prepare for a successful marriage. If you spend every waking moment together, what is the point of putting off the wedding?

PLACE: When you do spend time together, stay in well-lit and/or busy, public places. If you do want to engage in an activity at a more private location, such as a person’s house, be sure that someone that will hold you accountable to sexual integrity is there too. When your accountability covering leaves or goes to bed, you and/or your date must leave too!

SPACE: Keep a safe respectable distance between you and your date. Sit across from the table, as opposed to on a booth side by side. Avoid foot rubs, massages, and other stimulating physical contact that could lower your defenses. Don’t lay on one another (such as placing your feet on their lap, or your head.) If you want to share a little closeness in a public place, it is OK, but even in public, too much physical contact may lead to the temptation to go off and be alone. Lastly, if you want to share a kiss, only do so at the end of a date, outside of the house or car, and don’t let it linger past a minute. There is no need for this, or use for it.

If you are spending a lot of enjoyable time with a person, and get into a private place, and fail to keep enough space between you and the person – a fall into sexual immorality is INEVITABLE. So if you want to stay pure until marriage, remember these important principles…

~Daily Insights from Dr. Intimacy~ © 11/20/2012

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Seriously??? You Think You Can Deliver the Person Who Hasn’t Even Allowed THE POWER OF THE CROSS to Help Them?!!!

A painful reality hit me last night after I spoke to a very dear friend of mine who has been living in wretched disobedience for at least five years now. This place that he is in, is a place that only the Spirit of God can help him get out of. For the scripture says in Hebrews 6:4-6,

“4 It is impossible for those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, who have shared in the Holy Spirit, 5 who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the coming age 6 and who have fallen away, to be brought back to repentance [by another human being]. To their loss they are crucifying the Son of God all over again and subjecting him to public disgrace. (NIV)” [added for interpretation]

I am ashamed of my pride! How could I think that my love is great enough to bring him out of his sin and disobedience, when the Love of The One Who Died for him has not been enough? WOW!!! Yeshua forgive me for insulting Your Sacrifice!!

Before a person can receive mentorship or guidance from anyone, they first need to be set free through the power of their own press of prayer and fasting. Jesus Himself said, “…This kind can come out by nothing but prayer and fasting. (Mark 9:29b, NKJV)”

In 1 Cor 15:33 it reads, “Do not be misled, bad company corrupts good character.” In Ps 1:1 we are exhorted to remove ourselves from those that dwell comfortably in sin. As long as you continue to try to help people like this, you are only contaminating your own walk. All you can do for a person like this is intercede for them in the Spirit — from a distant and detached place.

Read this carefully…

…THERE IS NOTHING THAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP A FALLEN SAINT THAT WILLFULLY AND DELIBERATELY CHOOSES THE PATH OF SIN AND DISOBEDIENCE!

I set myself FREE this morning. Like and comment if you intend to follow me and loose yourself from those that are married to disobedience!!!

#THE END!

~Daily Insights from Dr. Intimacy~ © 11/19/2012

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Has Your Public Image Had Plastic Surgery?

Somebody just said something to me that provoked a thought. I publicly shared something that others felt made me “look bad” and this friend called to tell me what was said about me. I was a little taken aback but replied to the person,“I don’t care what people think about me.” And the person’s response was, “Well you should, you want to have a good image.” And this was my provocative thought and response,

“I want to be authentic! My image is a reflection of who I truly am. If there is something about my spirit or soul or life that is jacked up, I want to fix what is actually jacked up not the image that covers it!”

So my question to you is: Why work on perfecting “your image”, when you can actually walk through the self development and deliverance that is necessary to actually be good and not just look good? 

If you work on perfecting who you truly are, your public image will reflect the beauty of your inner man – WITHOUT ANY NEED FOR PLASTIC SURGERY!!!

#GladMyImageIsAReflectionOfTheReaLMe

~Daily Insights from Dr. Intimacy~ © 11/18/2012

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“IT HAPPENED WHILE YOU SLEPT”!

Yesterday morning my sister’s water broke around 7am. We were sure that her baby would be delivered sometime yesterday. But after midnight it still had not come and she had made very little progress in the labor process. I well expected another long day of labor at the pace things were moving along, so I at last laid down to rest. This morning I was awakened early by a text announcing the delivery. And THE WORD OF THE LORD came to me, “IT HAPPENED WHILE YOU SLEPT”!

• Looking for…
“And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam; and while he slept, He took one of his ribs or a part of his side and closed up the [place with] flesh. (Gen 2:21, AMP)”

• Preparing for…
“Around midnight Boaz suddenly woke up and turned over. He was surprised to find a woman lying at his feet! (Ruth 3:8, NLT)”

• Crying Out for…
“At this, I woke up and looked around. My sleep had been very sweet. (Jer 31:26, NLT)”

• Trusting for…
“I lay down and slept, yet I woke up in safety, for the LORD was watching over me (Ps 3:5, NLT)”

• Desperate for…
“Suddenly an angel of the Lord appeared and a light shone in the cell. He struck Peter on the side and woke him up. “Quick, get up!” he said, and the chains fell off Peter’s wrists. (Acts 12:7, NIV)”

• Fighting for…
“That night the angel of the LORD went out to the Assyrian camp and killed 185,000 Assyrian soldiers. When the surviving Assyrians woke up the next morning, they found corpses everywhere. (2 Kings 19:35, NLT)”

The LORD YHWH says to all who have an ear to hear, that those things that you have been looking for, preparing for, crying out for, trusting for, desperate for and/or fighting for shall come to pass while you sleep! You have done all that you can in your own power. You have been faithful to use all of the power and resources that He has given you to work with. Now he says, “25 For I have given rest to the weary and joy to the sorrowing.” Once the water breaks, delivery is inevitable. Whether it happens within moments or a couple of more days, this short wait is nothing compared to the time you have already put in. So go ahead rest, WHEN YOU WAKE UP, THE WAIT WILL BE OVER!!!

~Prophetic Insights from Dr. Intimacy~ © 11/17/2012

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How Serious Are You About Your Deliverance?

So you have some type of sin issue in your life that you want to break free of, right? Or at least that is what you say (sarcastically raised eyebrow).

Stop saying that you want deliverance without true repentance. Don’t keep hanging out with your co-workers on their “smoke break”, and then wonder why you can’t stop smoking. Don’t keep watching TV shows that glorify homosexuals and their lifestyle, and then complain that you are “struggling” with homosexual thoughts. Don’t keep lying in bed topless with a thong on, talking to Johnny at one o’clock in the morning, and baffle over why you keep falling into sexual sin with him. I’m sorry but I am going to have to say this RAW – GIVE ME A BREAK! You have NOT changed anything about your lifestyle, your friends, your habits, what you watch, what you listen to, how often you read your Bible, your prayer and fasting press, or your church attendance patterns, and yet you say you want deliverance?

“6 And when they confessed their sins, he baptized them in the Jordan River. 7 But when he saw many Pharisees and Sadducees coming to watch him baptize, he denounced them. “You brood of snakes!” he exclaimed. “Who warned you to flee God’s coming wrath? 8 Prove by the way you live that you have repented of your sins and turned to God. (Mat 3:6-8, NIV)”
Many people want someone else to deliver them. They want other people to pray for them, fast for them, study for them… shoot, they basically want someone else to get delivered for them on their behalf. But I have a news flash for you, YOU HAVE TO PARTICIPATE IN YOUR OWN DELIVERANCE!CHANGE YOUR WAYS AND YOU WILL CHANGE YOUR OUTCOME!!!

~Daily Insights from Dr. Intimacy~ © 11/14/2012

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Confuse What’s Confusing You!

Ever have a situation in which you were confused and the more you talked about it, meditated on it and even as you prayed about it, the more confused you became?!!

The truth of the matter is, whenever you are

 really confused about something, your prayers will not help your confusion. Now I know that may sound… er… well… uh…. “confusing”, but it’s not really. When you pray in your human language, the bible refers to that as “praying in your understanding”. This means that the prayers that you offer up are prayed according to your own limited insight of the situation, and uh, HELLO – we just established that you are confused! You don’t have clear insight, you are praying with the same confused mind that can’t figure out the situation to begin with. So what do you do to break the bands of confusion? Look at 1 Samuel 7:9-10,

”9 And Samuel took a suckling lamb and offered it as a whole burnt offering to the LORD. Then Samuel cried out to the LORD for Israel, and the LORD answered him. 10 Now as Samuel was offering up the burnt offering, the Philistines drew near to battle against Israel. But the LORD thundered with a loud thunder upon the Philistines that day, and so confused them that they were overcome before Israel.“

Samuel did not try to pray a deep, theological and impressive prayer. The enemy was approaching quickly and the people were in danger and didn’t know what to do. Samuel worshiped – he offered up burnt offerings – he worshiped. After he worshiped he simply cried out for help. He didn’t tell God how to help him, or what to do; he just humbly cried out for the sufficiency of God’s mighty deliverance and God answered him – not with words of instruction – but by confusing the enemies of Israel.

STOP PRAYING AND START WORSHIPING! Only through worship can you enter into His presence, where there is NO confusion. In times of confusion, don’t let pride, or your obsession to be in control of everything, hinder you. Praise and worship the King of Kings and let Him confuse what is confusing you!

~Daily Insights from Dr. Intimacy~ © 11/12/2012

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God Won’t Change Your Decision into His Design!

There are those imperfect people, places and things that we “decide” for our lives, and those perfect people, places and things that God “designs” for our lives. God’s design was for Moses to speak directly to the people on His behalf, but Moses’ decision was to use a representative. God’s design was for David to be King, but the people’s decision was Saul. God’s design was to use the seed of Sarah’s womb as Abraham’s air, but Abraham’s decision was to use the son of a slave girl. In each one of these cases, the decision never measured up to the design. Ishmael, the slaves girl’s son, was unruly. Saul was a dishonorable king, who died in disgrace. Moses’ affiliation with Aaron, his representative, cost him the privilege of entering the promised land!

Do you have situations in your life today that are truly perplexing you? Have you prayed and prayed for God’s perfect will in a situation only to experience more chaos? Understand that just because God blesses you in your decision, it doesn’t mean He has changed His designed destiny for your life! Often, your decision has to die and/or be completely removed from your life, in order for your destiny to come forth. Saul had to die, Aaron had to die, Ishamael had to go away…

Stop praying for change in a decision that God never designed for your life. Divorce your decision and move into God’s perfect will, because if you don’t remove yourself from your decision, it will remove you from your destiny.

~Daily Insights from Dr. Intimacy~ © 11/09/2012

It’s 12 p.m. — has God “Liked” you today?

There are those of us that post on Facebook all day long. And let’s admit it, you know you get that little rush of excitement when you see someone has “liked” something on your page, lol. But what are you promoting on your FB page? With your opportunity to have an audience before billions of people, are you using it to Please YHWH God, help others and build the Kingdom? In Romans 14:17-19 it says,

“17 For the Kingdom of God is not a matter of what we eat or drink, but of living a life of goodness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. 18 If you serve Christ with this attitude, you will please God, and others will approve of you, too. 19 So then, let us aim for harmony in the church and try to build each other up.”

So many times I am saddened when I see that FB is used by Believers to tear one another down, gossip, expose, share coarse jokes, and sow discord. I have been guilty of it myself at times. But today I asked myself the question, “If God was on Facebook, would He “like” my page?” You should ask yourself the same question. From this day forward, let your page reflect the truth in Romans so that even God will “like” you on FB!

~Daily Insights from Dr. Intimacy~ © November 7, 2012

The Election has been decided!!!

Today is election day, and while Americans bustle around trying to secure our next elected president, I want to remind us that God’s election has already been decided! He has called us the very elect in Christ. In 2 Pet 1:5-10 is says,

“5 For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; 6 and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; 7 and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. 8 For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 But whoever does not have them is nearsighted and blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their past sins. 10 Therefore, my brothers and sisters,[ make every effort to confirm your calling and election. For if you do these things, you will never stumble,”

Even after the president is elected into office, the election is not “confirmed” until he is sworn in at the inaugural service. Likewise, our election is not confirmed until we step up to the podium, take a vow to live for Christ and then carry it out.

Don’t forget today and everyday that you have already been counted worthy to be elected – SO LIVE LIKE IT!!!

~Daily Insights from Dr. Intimacy~ © November 6, 2012

So You Think You’ve Changed…

…You may have experienced a seeming breakthrough or change of nature lately, but be careful because our basic nature never really changes. Like the thorn in Paul’s side that God would not take away, so are we all. But through the sufficiency of His grace, he positions us in safe places to overcome those things that would try to over come us. And as long as we

accept the help that He sends, and stay in the place of safety that He gives us, we are victorious. But when we refuse His help, or step outside of His safe place then we find ourselves being buffeted by the same old issues that we thought were no longer issues!

Don’t mistake being shielded from the effect of an issue as the same thing as it being taken away. Whatever or whoever God has sent into your life to protect you from falling, cling to it, or you will soon discover that you hadn’t changed after all.

~Daily Insights from Dr. Intimacy~ © November 5, 2012

Is Sexual Sin Caused by a Spirit?

While visiting another blog that addresses homosexuality amongst “so-called believers” (that is the author’s sentiment, not necessarily mine); I was struck by a statement that the author made. He was debating the existence of “the spirit of homosexuality”, claiming that people used the idea of demonic possession as an excuse to continue on in sin.  In his opinion, people sin by choice alone, influenced solely by their own sin nature and the spirit of lust. He was particularly disturbed that he had observed Pastor Benny Hinn “casting out” a spirit of homosexuality. And it may be good to mention that the gentleman that authored the article, formerly lived as a homosexual and has since dedicated himself to being a voice against it. Needless to say, he is very passionate about what he shares. His view is simply this, “There is  no spirit of heterosexuality and thus no spirit of homosexuality.”  

I thought his article brought up a very good question: Is sexual sin caused by a spirit?

I tend to agree with pastor Benny on this point. I do believe there is a spirit of homosexuality. As a matter of fact, I believe that nearly every sinful or demonic act is influenced by a particular type of demonic spirit. The author of the aforementioned article, as well as many other people, focus too greatly on how demons are named in the bible. When the truth of the matter is, the names of demons are not all that significant; it is their function and their type that matters. So you may not always see demons “named” in the Bible, but their functions and types are clearly outlined. In other words, their type is made plain by what they do; the fruit they produce in the life of the person they are affecting.

How often did we see YHshua (Jesus) cast demons out of people to heal them of an illness? “When evening had come, they brought to Him many who were demon-possessed. And He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were sick.”  Mat 8:16, NKJV

Even in the case of Mary Magdalene, she was delivered from prostitution by the casting out of 7 demons. Now when He rose early on the first day of the week, He appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom He had cast seven demons.” Mark 7:9, NKJV (Her prostitution is “implied” in other scriptures. She was referred to specifically as “an especially wicked sinner”.)

In actuality,  the bible very seldom identified demonic spirits by a name.  Evil spirits were identified as being – evil, wicked, unclean, perverse and so on – but seldom by an actual distinct name.  And Jesus summoned to Him His twelve disciples and gave them power and authority over unclean spirits, to drive them out, and to cure all kinds of disease and all kinds of weakness and infirmity.” Mat 10:1, AMP

Ok… So if there is now a clear understanding that demons are acknowledged, but not necessarily named, in scripture – let’s deal with the next point:“There is  no spirit of heterosexuality and thus no spirit of homosexuality.”

This statement actually made me laugh. It was borderline ridiculous, in my opinion. We do not need different spirits or “type spirits” of righteousness; such as a “spirit of heterosexuality” (if heterosexuality is being implied to be a good thing in this instance, within the confines of a marriage). We don’t need a “spirit of kindness”, “spirit of truth”, “spirit of sobriety”, etc.  In order to live righteously, there is only need of One Spirit and that is, The Holy Spirit. All righteous living is a result of the Spirit of  YHWH God at work in our lives. He is the Spirit of Truth, Spirit of Love, Spirit of Obedience… He is the very source of all that is good and right; including pure, loving intimacy between a husband and wife (heterosexuality).

In terms of heterosexual sin, sex taking place outside of the confines of marriage, that influence would be typed as a “spirit of fornication”. But in essence at the end of the day, all sexual sin – all sin of any type for that matter – is influenced by  “the spirit of lust”. The term “spirit of lust” is actually the very definition of  ‘satan’. So all sin is influenced by the spirit of satan, and likewise all righteousness is influenced by “the Spirit of YHWH God”! But the Spirit of YHWH God is omni-present because He can be everywhere, and in everyone all at once. The spirit of satan is not so. He and his cohorts are limited to influencing or indwelling only one person at a time. So satan sends out his workers like soldiers, in groups specifically assigned and trained to do (or cause) specific acts of disobedience and/or types of oppression.

So the question is: Is sexual sin caused by a spirit?

The answer is: Yes and No! 

Just as the presence of the Holy Spirit can cause you to live righteously, the presence of a “Helly” spirit can cause you to live wickedly. I believe that ignorance concerning the workings of demonic spirits in our lives causes so many Christians to live a defeated life. Identifying an evil spirit does not give us an excuse to sin; it gives us ammunition to stop sinning! Naming a spirit according to its type, is just a way of specifying how the spirit of satan is working in your life more precisely. This is actually very empowering, giving insight into what weaknesses the enemy takes advantage of, to interfere with the abundance of our lives – spirit, soul and body! After all, YHshua never cast satan out of anyone, he always cast out demons. Nor does scripture say he cast “lust” out of Mary Magdalene. It says he cast out seven demons.

My only precaution on the ‘no’ side of my answer would be using the word “cause”, since you can only be “influenced” to sin, instead of forced. We all get to choose our own path and which spirit’s influence we give in to (unless one is truly “possessed” from childhood – but that’s another topic!) So although different spirits of evil may be the cause of sin in your life, it is because of your own choice that such sin is actually manifested.

In the Power of Love,

Dr. Intimacy

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