Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more
Download
Standard view
Full view
of .
Save to My Library
Look up keyword
Like this
18Activity
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
Marriage Breaking Demons with Dr. Pat Holiday

Marriage Breaking Demons with Dr. Pat Holiday

Ratings:

4.0

(2)
|Views: 12,853|Likes:
Published by georgewatts
Worship leader Terry MacAlmon announced in May that he was stepping down from ministry after having had an extramarital affair. “I don’t have a timeline as to if or when I will return to ministry, but I know I cannot go forward with my soul in this condition,” MacAlmon wrote in a letter to ministry supporters. His wife, Greta, said she planned to file for legal separation, saying counseling and a restoration process had failed. “At this time Terry has chosen to leave his family, these [counseling] relationships, and the ministry,” she said, adding that she believes MacAlmon will one day be restored.

We are wise to heed this warning. Unless the church shakes herself awake where seducing spirits are luring her away from a "first love" for the values of marital commitment and moral fidelity, a false definition of God's Person will supplant the pure glory of His real presence and give place to destructive delusion. Jack Hayford

MK 16:17 "And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues;

MK 16:20 And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word through the accompanying signs. Amen.

Jesus spent about 50 % of His time healing the sick and casting out demons. There are marriage breaking demons who create havoc in the lives of people and must be dealt with.

Worship leader Terry MacAlmon announced in May that he was stepping down from ministry after having had an extramarital affair. “I don’t have a timeline as to if or when I will return to ministry, but I know I cannot go forward with my soul in this condition,” MacAlmon wrote in a letter to ministry supporters. His wife, Greta, said she planned to file for legal separation, saying counseling and a restoration process had failed. “At this time Terry has chosen to leave his family, these [counseling] relationships, and the ministry,” she said, adding that she believes MacAlmon will one day be restored.

We are wise to heed this warning. Unless the church shakes herself awake where seducing spirits are luring her away from a "first love" for the values of marital commitment and moral fidelity, a false definition of God's Person will supplant the pure glory of His real presence and give place to destructive delusion. Jack Hayford

MK 16:17 "And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues;

MK 16:20 And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word through the accompanying signs. Amen.

Jesus spent about 50 % of His time healing the sick and casting out demons. There are marriage breaking demons who create havoc in the lives of people and must be dealt with.

More info:

Published by: georgewatts on Jul 21, 2009
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less

07/10/2013

pdf

text

original

 
Marriage Vows and Marriage Breaking Spirits
Worship leader Terry MacAlmon announced in May that he was stepping dowfrom ministry after having had an extramarital affair. I don’t have a timeline as to if or when I will return to ministry, but I know I cannot go forward with my soul in this condition,MacAlmon wrote in a letter to ministry supporters.His wife, Greta, said she planned to file for legal separation, saying counseling and a restoration process had failed. “At this time Terry has chosen to leave his family, these [counseling] relationships, and the ministry,” she said, adding that she believes MacAlmon will one day be restored.We are wise to heed this warning. Unless the church shakes herself awake where seducing spirits are luring her away from a "first love" for the values omarital commitment and moral fidelity, a false definition of God's Person will supplant the pure glory of His real presence and give place to destructive delusion.
Don't Marriage Vows Matter Anymore?
Friday, 23 January 2009 05:30 PM EST by Jack HayfordCharisma Channels-Marriage
The recent rash of marital failures among high-profile Christianleaders is forcing a showdown in the church. It isn't a showdown between those whohave failed and those who might criticize them--it's a confrontation needed to face downa mind-set that, if left unchanged, will bring an onslaught of hellish delusion.It's time we take a hard look at why so many marriages--especially of those inleadership--are being torn apart. We need to know how to respond and what theconsequences could be if decisive action is not taken now.There simply is no way to describe the present situation in lesser terms: We are at apoint of crisis.Failure has been evident across the entire spectrum, from renowned evangelical Biblepreachers to charismatic evangelists, and from noted national youth leaders toascending Christian TV superstars. Though the unprecedented increase in the number of broken marriages and moral failures occurring in general among church leaders is tragicenough, the crisis is amplified when high-visibility leaders go in and out of marriages.
 
Sheep follow shepherds, and multitudes mimic the more visible. Struggling couplesreduce their own resolve to resist society's indifference toward divorce or immoralitywhen the collapse of their spiritual heroes' marriages seems to justify, if not normalize,those same practices. Comfort, convenience and human counsel replace commitment,constancy and the place of the cross in the marriage.Confused and biblically unfocused thinking is at the center of this crisis and hasamplified its impact. It begins with understandable sympathy appropriately shown forfallen or broken leaders. Certainly, a loving concern for such leaders is fitting.But unbalanced views of Bible-based disciplines have become prevalent in the churchtoday. And so have intentionally neglectful attitudes that waive the application of biblicalwisdom and truth, which is needed to rightly serve the moment and is essential tosustain the pure passion and dynamic vitality of the church. Several concerns rise out of this crisis.First is the widespread unawareness of the priority of clearly stated biblical qualificationsfor ministry leadership. Companion to this is the lost emphasis on the intrinsicrelationship between a spiritual leader's marital commitment and moral fidelity asfundamentally required for their continued ministry.Second, many deny or refuse to apply biblical leadership standards when they havebeen violated. Whether the failure was due to marital stress or outright sin, feelings areallowed to rule rather than biblical principles, and true life-restoring ministry is pre-empted. Wise and righteous dealings in graciously removing a leader from ministry forhealing, counsel or other supportive care are disdained as either impractical or "too hardto apply," and humanistic means are substituted for divine directives.Third, if sound, scriptural administration of the issues surrounding the church, its leadersand their marriages is not soon arrived at with solidarity, there is reason to prophesywidespread deception on other issues as well.The "itching ears" characteristic forecast for the last days represents the mind-set of some of those in church leadership today. It's a setup for delusion with disastrousconsequences.
Faith and Commitment
a few years ago Charisma reported the response of one highlyvisible church leader who divorced his wife only to remarry within a week: "God didn'tcall me to marriage," he stated. "He called me to ministry." His remarks were convincingenough to justify his actions in the eyes of the majority of his followers.There are multiple ironies in such an unbiblical utterance given in such a compromisedcircumstance, but the bottom line rings out in tragic clarity--several thousand peoplebought it. Apparently they either thought the idea was a spiritual one, or they didn't careif it wasn't.In contrast with the glibness suggesting a nobility in "dedication to ministry overmarriage" is the truth of God's Word, which casts the issue in a vastly different light.According to the Scriptures, if a leader is married, two things are foundational: (1) the
 
commitment he shows toward his marriage determines his right to lead as a servant of Christ in the church; and (2) the quality he reveals of his will to grow in his marriagedetermines the manner in which he will model as a representative of Christ to thechurch.There is no escaping the two-edged truth unveiled in the New Testament. Becauseheaven's Bridegroom has come to earth to win a bride for Himself, the principles of bothcommitment (faith) and constancy (growth) are "locked" in the imagery of the marriagecovenant between a man and a woman. Further, no one is more accountable to learnand grow in the lifestyle of modeling this commitment than a leader given by Christ toserve His bride.No gifts of a brilliant leader, however remarkable, ought to be allowed to substitute forthe will to increase in the graces required for two different humans to grow together. Nofruit of statistical achievement is a worthy replacement for the required development of the fruit of the Spirit needed for a husband and wife to learn to live together for alifetime.Ephesians 5:22-33 not only points to the demanding nature of commitment needed by ahusband and wife to make a marriage work, but it concludes with these sweepingwords: "I speak concerning Christ and [His] church" (v. 32, NKJV). Forty years of experience and observation of leaders has taught me one profound fact in this regard: Amarried leader will eventually, and inevitably, treat Jesus' bride the way he treats hisown. Likewise, a parent will teach and lead the family of God the same way they leadtheir own children.The Ephesians 5 idea of true faith in Christ and His faithful commitment to His own isinextricably linked throughout God's Word to the figure of a faithful, growing marriage.Jesus communicated this idea in His parable of the returning bridegroom (see Matt.25:1-13).His use of the figure fills the bridegroom-bride relationship with more than passion: Thecentral issue is fidelity to a promise on the groom's part and constancy of devotion onthe bride's. Time can dampen fervor, but true love transcends emotion and remainscommitted.The depiction of living faith as a marriage is found throughout the Bible, beginning withthe type symbolized in Eve's creation from Adam's side, which foreshadowed Christ'sbegetting His bride through His wounded side. And it sustains until the finale, for we allanticipate our first stop beyond this world's history at a grand dinner called the marriagesupper of the Lamb (see Rev. 19:9). The message: Tribulations rise and fall, but joy willcome in the morning--hang tough!In Jeremiah 3:14, God's commitment to the backslider is, "'I am married to you'"--astatement that calls a leader to seek to sustain his or her marriage even though societyargues, "If it's not fun anymore, trash it."It's a tender issue, and we certainly are never to condemn a divorced or fallen leader.But neither can we permit a casual treatment of their tragedy, for God's Word is never

Activity (18)

You've already reviewed this. Edit your review.
1 hundred reads
1 thousand reads
Liz Nafula liked this
Jane Karanja liked this
georgewatts liked this
walthope liked this
georgewatts liked this
delawney liked this
Shivashankar liked this

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->