Controlled and Enslaved

Published on August 26, 2021

Controlled & Enslaved

Spirits have the freedom to come to torment a person because of sin. They will progressively overtake them and then control them, making them their own as their slave of lust. In the early years of my ministry, I witnessed this type of demonic control over a young man who was constantly tempted to yield to the sexual sin of homosexuality.

When Tom[1] came to me for help, he was in his mid-30s and dying of AIDS. He struggled in relationships with girls since high school, and because of this, he often sensed a voice whispering to him, “You will never have a girlfriend. Just go find a boyfriend.” He rejected this enticement for a long time until one day he became so angry over his last breakup that when the little voice whispered to him again, he yielded to it and sought out a male sexual relationship.

He told me that a spirit came over him from then on and torment him again and again until he gave in to that homosexual urge. This continued for 15 years, and he hated what he was doing but couldn’t stop because the spirit controlling him was relentless, never placated. In the last few months of his life Tom gave his heart to Jesus, repenting of his sins, and when he died, heaven welcomed him home.

It doesn’t matter what our debt of sin is; Jesus died and paid the price for all of it! We don’t have to be tormented in this life and then tormented for eternity in hell! Jesus redeems us from everlasting judgment. Beware of the lies the enemy will try to fill your heart with until you yield. When any temptation comes, we have a decision to make; either listen and yield or reject it. Give in just once, and a downward spiral begins. Getting released from the slavery we surrendered to for pleasure is impossible in our own strength. We need the power God to release us from its strangle hold.

Oh, how great is the love and grace of God in Jesus Christ! Whether we believe in Jesus or not, each of us has a conscience, convicting our hearts when tempted. Follow the voice of your conscience, don’t let it become seared through the hardness of heart!

“But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his desires and enticed. Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and when it is full-grown, brings forth death.” James 1:14-15 NKJV

“Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves, slaves, to obey, you are that one’s slave whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death or of obedience leading to righteousness?” Romans 6:16 NKJV

“If your hand or your foot causes you to stumble and sin, cut it off and throw it away from you [that is, remove yourself from the source of temptation]; it is better for you to enter life crippled or lame than to have two hands or two feet and be thrown into everlasting fire.” Matthew 18:8 AMP

“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God [that is, His remarkable, overwhelming gift of grace to believers] is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:23 AMP

[1] This is not his real name to protect his privacy.

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Published:
August 26, 2021

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