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War On The Saints - Seeking radical cause in ground

By Jessie Penn Lewis


      Seeking radical cause in ground

      In seeking for radical cause of e.s. possession, the believer must look to the opposite to discover the ground of access, e.g., as in the following instances.

      Believer thought he opened to God to obtain      Believer opened to e.s., which actually resulted in

      Knowledge
      Strength
      Truth
      Guidance
      Life
      Fire
      Healing
      Help
      Conviction
      Love
      'All these things supernaturally given in counterfeit, the true objective and result being'

      N.B.--If believer takes all in Col. 1 from e.s., he is sure to get the results names in Col. 2.
       Ignorance
      Weakness
      Lies
      Blunders
      Death
      Cold
      Infirmity
      Hindrance
      Accusation
      Suffering   

      Example.--Believer troubled with e.s., speaking to, and accusing him. The true cause lies in the fact that he--

      1. Opened, as he thought, to God Himself speaking of His own initiative, making communications to the man, apart from his asking for them, and he opened to and listened to what he thought was God speaking.

      2. Or he thought God spoke to him in answer to prayer, and he listened.

      The cause therefore of e.s. speaking and accusing, is that the ground was given in the opposite, i.e., supposed listening to God.

      Furthur Examples:
      Believer conscious of "cold"--really supernatural trembling. Root cause in the past was the acceptance of "fire" from e.s. under belief it was fire from God. The cause of one extreme is the cause of the other. The two results come from same cause, e.g., the cause of the cold, or trembling, is the cause of the heat, etc.

      If hindered by e.s. now, the believer accepted help from them in the past; that accepted help giving them access to hinder now. pp. 158, 159.

      If no initiative now, then the believer ceased to act in the past, waiting for e.s. prompting, that prompting and waiting for it, giving them power to prevent initiatory action now. p. 73.

      If sudden stoppage of mind now, with result in mechanical words, the cause is a mediumistic attitude taken to God in the past, which produced the habit of cessation of action for supernatural action. pp. 115, 116.

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See Also:
   Part 1 - A Biblical Survey of Satanic Deception
   Part 2 - The Satanic confederacy of wicked spirits
   Part 3 - Deception by evil spirits in modern times
   Part 4 - Passivity the chief basis of possession
   Part 5 - Deception and possession
   Part 6 - Counterfeits of the Divine
   Part 7 - Ground and Symptoms of Possession
   Part 8 - The Path to Freedom
   Part 9 - The Volition and Spirit of Man
   Part 10 - Victory in Conflict
   Part 11 - War upon the Powers of Darkness
   Part 12 - Revival Dawn and the Baptism of the Spirit
   Seeking radical cause in ground
   Summary of "Ground"
   The true workings of God, and the Counterfeits of Satan
   Appendix
   Brief Notes

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