It’s time for people in the world to realize that demons are real and they affect people in their minds by giving them thoughts and trying to get them to say and do things to hurt other people. And just because a person attends church, prays in tongues and prophecies does not mean that they have Christlike behavior, love and fruit of the spirit in their lives. There are many who are modern day Pharisees who are filled with religious spirits, gossip and pride from demons because they have not been healed from their past soul wounds from childhood. They are contentious, jealous, angry, bitter, selfish, sexually impure and lie on a daily basis. Those who are healed and delivered will have the fruit of the spirit and good godly character and integrity and whenever they are around those who have evil intentions in their hearts will see those people manifest against them.
That is why Jesus said he did not come for peace but for division. When you choose to get healed and delivered from your demons you will not be able to be in harmony with those who are listening to their demons because they will hate you and try to get you to bow down to them and agree with their evil behavior causing you to sin and come against Christ.
Luke 12:49-56 NLT
Jesus Causes Division
49 “I have come to set the world on fire, and I wish it were already burning! 50 I have a terrible baptism of suffering ahead of me, and I am under a heavy burden until it is accomplished. 51 Do you think I have come to bring peace to the earth? No, I have come to divide people against each other! 52 From now on families will be split apart, three in favor of me, and two against—or two in favor and three against.
53 ‘Father will be divided against son
and son against father;
mother against daughter
and daughter against mother;
and mother-in-law against daughter-in-law
and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.’ ”
54 Then Jesus turned to the crowd and said, “When you see clouds beginning to form in the west, you say, ‘Here comes a shower.’ And you are right. 55 When the south wind blows, you say, ‘Today will be a scorcher.’ And it is. 56 You fools! You know how to interpret the weather signs of the earth and sky, but you don’t know how to interpret the present times.
So it was not Jesus’ goal to get along with people on earth. He spoke the truth and those who believed Him to become His followers had to separate from having close relationships with others who did not choose to align their lives with Him. That includes those who were their father or mother and even those who are our children or even spouses. We give them time to repent and to choose Jesus but if they refuse then their goal is to get you to agree with them and their ungodly behavior to stop you from doing anything for Christ. So having consistent communication with people who refuse to change and choose to live a godly life will simply endanger you to come under their demons and live a lukewarm life for Christ.
Revelation 3:14-22 NLT
The Message to the Church in Laodicea
14 “Write this letter to the angel of the church in Laodicea. This is the message from the one who is the Amen—the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God’s new creation:
15 “I know all the things you do, that you are neither hot nor cold. I wish that you were one or the other! 16 But since you are like lukewarm water, neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth! 17 You say, ‘I am rich. I have everything I want. I don’t need a thing!’ And you don’t realize that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked. 18 So I advise you to buy gold from me—gold that has been purified by fire. Then you will be rich. Also buy white garments from me so you will not be shamed by your nakedness, and ointment for your eyes so you will be able to see. 19 I correct and discipline everyone I love. So be diligent and turn from your indifference.
20 “Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends. 21 Those who are victorious will sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat with my Father on his throne.
22 “Anyone with ears to hear must listen to the Spirit and understand what he is saying to the churches.”
So many people who act like a Christian do not have true fruit of the Lord in their lives. They have compromised and tolerated sin instead of taking a stand against impurity and ungodliness. The Lord is looking for people who stand up for Jesus and do not look like the world. Since most people are making decisions that are more closely resembling the world when we make the decision to get ourselves healed from our past soul wounds through choosing to forgive others who have hurt us, humbling ourselves from pride and repenting for our sin then we will lose friendships with those who tolerate sin and demons in their lives (and most in the church are not true Christians, unfortunately). How can you tell who are real Christians from those who are influenced by demons? Look at the everyday fruit in their lives.
Galatians 5:16-26 NLT
Living by the Spirit’s Power
16 So I say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won’t be doing what your sinful nature craves. 17 The sinful nature wants to do evil, which is just the opposite of what the Spirit wants. And the Spirit gives us desires that are the opposite of what the sinful nature desires. These two forces are constantly fighting each other, so you are not free to carry out your good intentions. 18 But when you are directed by the Spirit, you are not under obligation to the law of Moses.
19 When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, the results are very clear: sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures, 20 idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division, 21 envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other sins like these. Let me tell you again, as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God.
22 But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!
24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there. 25 Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives. 26 Let us not become conceited, or provoke one another, or be jealous of one another.
So it is not about how many works that look good to people in the church, or how you act on a Sunday morning at church. What matters is what kind of fruit do you have every day? How do you treat your spouse and children? Are you sexually impure and are you living a moral life? Are you prideful and selfish? God knows the intentions of your heart and mind.
Matthew 7:15-23 NLT
The Tree and Its Fruit
15 “Beware of false prophets who come disguised as harmless sheep but are really vicious wolves. 16 You can identify them by their fruit, that is, by the way they act. Can you pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? 17 A good tree produces good fruit, and a bad tree produces bad fruit. 18 A good tree can’t produce bad fruit, and a bad tree can’t produce good fruit. 19 So every tree that does not produce good fruit is chopped down and thrown into the fire. 20 Yes, just as you can identify a tree by its fruit, so you can identify people by their actions.
21 “Not everyone who calls out to me, ‘Lord! Lord!’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Only those who actually do the will of my Father in heaven will enter. 22 On judgment day many will say to me, ‘Lord! Lord! We prophesied in your name and cast out demons in your name and performed many miracles in your name.’ 23 But I will reply, ‘I never knew you. Get away from me, you who break God’s laws.’
We must choose to forgive everyone who ever hurt us in our past, pursue humility and being honest, and repenting for our sins. Then commanding the demons out of us so that we can hear the Lord speak to us and not the demons. You cannot fake peace, purity and humility. You cannot manufacture the fruit of the spirit. God knows those who are real and those who are fake. We must choose to serve Jesus and not this world. Until people get delivered they will never get along with the remnant of Christ.