“If Yahweh hadn’t helped me, I would soon have dwelt in the land of silence.
When I said, ‘My foot is slipping!’ Your grace, Yahweh, supported me.
When my cares within me are many, Your comforts
cheer me up. [Psalm 94:17-19]”!
How does one become a dweller in the land of silence? How does it start?
“There is no matter that enters a man from outside, which is able to defile him, but it is what comes out of him that defiles the man [Marqos/ Mark 7:15]”.
immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice, deceit, indecency, envy, slander, arrogance, foolishness…All these wicked things come from within, and they make the person unclean.”
No hope, crying, tormenting thoughts! Alcohol, weed, drugs to forget the pains.
Minor depression to major mood swings, poor judgement, poor impulse control, anti-social behavior, no sleep, chronic pains; mania, paranoia, social anxiety; horrors frozen in memory, intrusive thoughts, dreams and feelings; obsessions and compulsions; covert anger, thoughts which sustain toxic anger; destructive and self-defeating outbursts; self-destruction, including cutting!
A single demon can sow poison even into the multitudes! The accuser seeks to destroy through faulty thoughts or lies . He then steals joy, peace, and contentment . A demon of accusation or bitterness is added to self-righteousness and one becomes a “demon” himself, marching not in victory in Yeshua but in: pride, self-righteousness, respectability, selfishness, ambition, unrighteous judgement, jealousy, envy…
The heart is crooked above all, and desperately sick – who shall know it? I Yahweh search the heart, I try the kidneys, and give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his deeds [Yirmeyahu – Jeremiah 17:9,10].
The demonic weapons become not love, patience, long-suffering…no, these weapons become :intimidation, fault finding, accusation, gossip, slander, rejection, bitterness, lust, impatience, and unforgiveness.
The strategy of the enemy is to divide the house; locate any opening, exploit and make it larger. High-conflict, disorder , moods and thoughts toxic , anxieties and anger mount up, become a mountain not moving. Soon, without change or help, a man can not remain home, and so leaves to live among ‘the caves of the burial tombs’. No one can keep him even tied up, not even with a chain.
The evil spirits now in him gather strength. Once he had been chained for his good and that of the community. Now he snaps the chains on his hands and breaks the irons off his feet, and no one is strong enough to control him. Night and day he wanders among the land of silence, among the graves of the dead, and through the hills, howling like a animal and gashing himself with stones.
Meet the demoniac of Mark 5:1-5, Matthew 8:28-34, and Luke 8:26-39!
The solution is one!
The answer is found in Luke: Once swept clean by the Stronger Man [see Luke 11:16-26], and filled with the Spirit of Yahweh, man’s enemies have no room in which to dwell, and leave for drier places, where the Word dwells not! They can return and if empty, bring 7 worse spirits with them!
- Stop ‘hosting’ the demon
- Stop agreeing with the demon which perverts the Word of Yahweh
- See the sin!
- Start professing the Word, using it as sword and shield : “He is my Defender”, “He is my shield”, “Yahweh is Sovereign, He is in control”!
- Ask Yeshua to cleanse, purify, sanctify self.
- Have Yeshua heal all wounds
- Do not fear, have no anger; rather, armor self as in Ephesians 6:10-18
- Stand and fight, with faith, hope, and love. Let the shield grow, wisdom in Yahweh increase, climb from salvation to sanctification, in prayer and faithfulness!
- Climb the mountain of Elohim; the darts and arrows of the enemy decrease and penetrate less!
- Allow Yeshua to comfort every step of the Way!
Psalms 94:19 : When anxiety was great within me, Your comforts delighted my being.
20 But Yahweh is my defense, And my Elohim the
Rock of my refuge.
Yahweh through Yeshua the Messiah is our stronghold. He alone will cut off and cast down our enemies. Yeshua told Satan to step behind Him, for Satan’s thoughts are stumbling-blocks and not of Elohim [Mattithyahu – Matthew 16:23]! Yeshua is our STRONGerMAN who stands forward and behind us, leading us to victory in Him. He binds the enemy and cleans our house!
As in Psalms 91, IF we make our dwelling place in the SECRET place of the Most High, we shall never dwell in a cemetery again! Our desire daily should be to tarry under His shadow by the Light of Yeshua. Under His wings we take our refuge. His Word, the Truth, becomes our shield and armor.
Psalms 91:5 You are not afraid of the dread by night, of the arrow that flies by day, 6 of the pestilence that walks in darkness, of destruction that ravages at midday.
7 A thousand fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it does not come near you.
9 Because you have made Yahweh – my refuge, the Most High – your dwelling place,
10 NO evil befalls you, and a plague does not come near your tent…
The darts and arrows of the enemy fall at your side for He commands His messengers, the angels, concerning you [v.11] to guard you in all your ways!
So tread on that lion and cobra [v. 13], trample under foot the young lion and serpent!
14 “Because he clings to Me in love, therefore I deliver him; I exalt him, because he has known My Name.
15 “When he calls on Me, I answer him; I AM with him in distress; I deliver him and esteem him.
The Most High is asking, Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has contentions? Who has complaints? Who feels hurt without cause? Who has redness of eyes? [Proverbs 23:29]
My son, give me your heart, and let your eyes watch My ways [v.26]!
Stand in the ways and see, and ask for the old paths, where the good way is, and walk in it; and find rest for yourselves…[Yirmeyahu – Jeremiah 6:16]!
Bitten by a snake? Stung by an adder? Yahweh has come. Yahweh has called., and His hand is not too short to redeem. His power remains strong to deliver.
Yeshayahu – Our Yah Saves -Isaiah 50:4 ” The Master Yahweh has given Me the tongue of talmidim [disciples], that I should know to help the weary with a word. He wakes Me morning by morning, He wakes My ear to hear as talmidim.
5 The Master Yahweh has opened My ear, and I was not rebellious, nor dd I turn away.
6 I gave My back to those who struck Me, and My cheeks to those who plucked out the beard, I did not hide My face from humiliation and spitting.
9 See, the Master Yahweh helps Me…
10 Who among you is revering Yahweh, obeying the voice of His Servant, that has walked in darkness and has no light? Let him trust in the Name of
Yahweh and lean upon his Elohim!