|Unclean spirits do not want to be exposed |
and will try to hide in an attempt to
In ministering once to someone who is dealing with a spirit of lesbianism, I stated, "You know, there are other ways a homosexual spirit can express itself outside of just sexually." They responded, "I know!", in a defensive and aggravated tone. Actually, I should more rightly say that the spirit within her responded in that way. She was not ready to consider that this spirit was still influencing her even though she was no longer participating in same sex unions.
Yet, the truth of the matter is that a homosexual spirit is not merely expressed in same sex attraction. It is primarily a spirit of perversion; it perverts how you see yourself, how you see others, and how you see God. It gives you an upside down perspective of life, blinding you to the truths of God.
perversion: the process of improperly changing or corrupting that which is good; an aberrant or reprobate practice or interest"A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit." Proverbs 15:4
Consider this text. Remember, out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks (Matthew 12:24, 15:8; Luke 6:45). Perversion within man is the result of a breach in his spirit. Instead of being whole, there is an inner opening to the enemy, giving him access to torment and pervert them. It is this access that I am speaking of today.
Spirits have appetites. They feed off of the lustful affections of the persons they afflict. If they cannot be fed one way, then they will seek another avenue. If they cannot have a burger from McDonald's, then they will settle for some chicken from KFC; anything as long as it can be fed. This is what I mean by the "hideouts" of the homosexual spirit. When you see the attributes below in manifestation, you can know that you are dealing with the roots of a homosexual spirit - whether or not the person is actively engaged in same sex unions. More importantly, those seeking deliverance from this unclean spirit need to be aware of its devices so that they can be truly set free. Demons do not want to be exposed and will do whatever is necessary so as not to have to depart from what they consider their "house" (Matthew 12:44).
a homosexual spirit will seek to be fed by inordinate relationships.
inordinate: exceeding reasonable limits; immoderate; improper
If this spirit cannot express itself physically in an intimate relationship with those of the same sex, then it will seek to do so spiritually. It does this by trying to cull others off into some unique or exclusive relationship with itself. How so? By giving you gifts, creating a common contempt for those of the opposite sex, or even by sharing intimate (and often sinful) secrets which should be kept private.
The goal of these efforts is to create a soul tie with you, thereby binding you to them in ways which are unnatural. Such relationships are so clingy and possessive that this spirit will jealously attempt to disrupt other relationships in your life which threaten its attachment to you. It wants you all to itself. Remember, this is not about sex; this spirit just wants to be fed and can use any inordinate relationship to do that. This can be a relationship between a parent and child, "best" friends, co-workers, brothers and sisters "in the Lord", etc.
When you are plagued by such a spirit, you will find that you are only comfortable with those who have that same homosexual spirit, regardless of gender. It makes one unable to have normal, healthy relationships with those of the same or opposite sex.
Against What is Natural
|The spirit behind illegal church authority |
(such as female pastors) is the
same spirit behind homosexuality; it is
perversion and rebellion.
As such, there will be a strong denial of gender roles and a push to eliminate gender distinctions; turning men and women inwardly into the opposite of what God has created. Have you ever wondered why God refers to homosexuals as "effeminate" (I Corinthians 6:9)? Why Jesus berated those sitting in kings' houses seeking "soft" things - same word as effeminate (Matthew 11:8)? Even in the world, people know subconsciously that a "soft" man or a "hard" woman are indicative of a homosexual spirit. When you masculinize a woman or feminize a man, this rebellion sows the seeds for the sodomite nature to grow into full stature (homosexuality).
This spirit is not only seen in rebellion against natural roles, but is also present in a rejection of God's natural order. A person may not reject their gender, but may reject the role in which God has called them to serve. In outlining this order, God says "...the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God." (I Corinthians 11:3). Nature itself was designed by God to complement this order (I Corinthians 11:14).
Some will claim to be "led by the Spirit" in rejecting God's order. Particularly in the churchworld, spirituality is used as a cloak for this rebellion by those who refuse to acknowledge and submit to Godly authority (i.e. raising up women to be the spiritual heads of men). However, while such may be led by a spirit, you can know that it is not the Holy Spirit because it is out of accord with God's word. When one wars against the natural order of men and women - including the patriarchal authority God instituted - it is the same homosexual spirit at work.
Perverting God's Word
The harlot church - Babylon - thrives on this spirit; both in the preachers and in the pews. They intentionally use a spirit of perversion to bind people because they are after filthy "lucre"; even spewing lies about an obligatory tithe to keep Christians bound. As Scripture says, they pervert judgment because they want your money (I Samuel 8:3; Proverbs 17:23; II Peter 2:2-3).
We see this personified when the King of Sodom tried to bargain with Abram for the captive people who had been rescued (Genesis 14:17-21). When does the King of Sodom attempt to make this deal with Abram? As soon as the "Word" is revealed; when Abram enters into covenant with Melchizedek, king of Salem - a type of Christ. The King of Sodom will always try to prevent the people from being reconciled to God, and he will malign God's word to do it. He pays big money (the rewards of iniquity) to his servants to accomplish this. Remember, Babylon trades in the souls of men (Revelation 18:13).
Similarly, people under that same spirit of Sodom will today pervert God's word in order to be enriched off of the bondage of the people.
God's instruction to us is that our bodies should not be used as instruments of self-gratification (I Thessalonians 4:3-5). Rather, even sexual unions are to be expressions of selflessness - which is the true definition of love, used for the benefit of our spouses (I Corinthians 7:3-4).
We have spoken before about Baal Peor, and how this abomination was used by the enemies of Israel to derail them right before they were to enter into the promises of God. However, notice what God says about Israel before they engaged in this abomination of oral and anal sex:
"He hath not beheld iniquity in Jacob, neither hath he seen perverseness in Israel: the LORD his God is with him, and the shout of a king is among them." Numbers 23:21
No matter what Balaam did to try and curse Israel, he could not because God could find no perversion in them. Remember, there must be a breach in the spirit of man for perversion to set in (Proverbs 15:4), and sexual sin brings about such a breach. Why does all sexual sin feed a spirit of homosexuality? Because all sexual sin comes from a place of selfishness.
Self at the Center
an expression of self-love; one is so in love with one's self that one can only be with those who are like themselves. It is the epitome of selfishness, which is opposite to God's character of love (selflessness).
Being self-absorbed does not just mean that one is full of pride, although that can be part of it. Whether thinking highly or lowly of yourself, the issue is that you are consumed with yourself; one's perspective in life centers around one's self. Even salvation in Christ Jesus becomes all about you; how people treat you, how you feel, what you think, how you can finally be somebody... You become unstable and driven by your emotions instead of moved by the Spirit and word of God because all you can see is you. The Scripture tells us that in the last days, men will be lovers of themselves (II Timothy 3:1-2). That is indicative of this spirit.
The world will tell you that you should love yourself; God never says that. God says that you should love others as yourself, meaning you think no more highly of yourself than any other. If you truly love yourself the way the world encourages you to, then you will never lay your life down for another (John 15:13). You will never "deny yourself" and therefore can never be a disciple of Christ (Luke 14:27). This spirit will lead you to pamper the flesh instead of crucify it, making you one with the world rather than sanctified from it. You become one with the world's music, tv shows, movies, sports, fashions, culture, morals, etc. Why? Because that spirit of perversion is making people just like its Daddy, who is the god of this world.
There is no need to hide out in religion, trying to pretend that you are not dealing with the things with which you know you are struggling. Why claim victory, yet still remain bound? These are unclean spirits and Jesus has made the way for you to be free from them once and for all.
Further, this is also written to help others understand what they are encountering, especially in the churchworld. This spirit has a stronghold in religious circles because people mistakenly believe that being under the influence of a homosexual spirit is only about sex. Through a lack of knowledge, many are destroyed.
As God instructed Israel when they were to inherit the Promised Land, "Do not enter into covenant with the strangers in the land. Do not make peace with them as they will be a snare unto you and lead you to sin against me." (Exodus 23:32-33; 34:12; Deuteronomy 7:16; Joshua 23:13; Psalm 106:35).
Similarly, we must not compromise with the unclean spirits which seek to bind, blind, and deceive. Do not rest until you have been fully delivered. Don't grow weary in the fight. Cut off every avenue by which this spirit tries to sustain its influence over you. Do not settle for the outside of the cup to be clean, but pray that God would clean all that which is within. Jesus has already made a way. In your patience, possess your souls (Luke 21:19).
The following may also be helpful:
A Microscopic Examination of the Homosexual Spirit
Prayer of Deliverance from the Homosexual Spirit
Demon Gangs - by Derek Prince