Python Spirit is a Strong Man!
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The Python is a "Strong Man"
No man can enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong man; and then he will spoil his house.
Years ago the Holy Spirit showed me Strong Men (about 5) running a race against each other. They were dressed almost alike and looked like sumo wrestlers. I saw one of them reach over and touch another on the arm, as if to hold him back because he was just beginning to get ahead. A wicked wrestling match occurred between them with no one winning. The Holy Spirit gave no reason for having shown me this at the time. All I thought was that it appeared that the Strong Men Jesus talked about run races against each other.
Not until years later did the Holy Spirit show me a portion of the scene again. Two people whom the Holy Spirit had identified as having religious spirits were accusing each other of having a controlling spirit, and I was hearing both sides. This is when the Holy Spirit showed me the section of the race where one Strong Man reached out to hinder the other Strong Man who was getting ahead by pressing back on his arm. I knew as long as these spirits were operating in these two people's lives it was a no-win situation. I then understood that God was revealing the Python spirit is a Strong Man that Jesus had talked about in Mark 3:27.
To bring all of this into perspective, I share some of what has happened here. For years we have all wrestled against religious, haughty spirits, etc., which God has revealed to be in people, but not having complete success.
I'm going to number some events that God brought together so I would get the picture.
1. This first event was when God was dealing with me about the religious, Python spirit. I was being informed that the religious spirit had affected everyone and was in some people but that I didn't have it. It reminded me of when I was delivered of the haughty spirit. (I had not understood anything about the religious spirit and haughty being connected or the same [Python] at the time.)
Remember the scene where the Holy Spirit revealed three acts, or faces of Python, but when I walked through them in the physical a fourth was revealed?
2. An Evangelist in the Ivory Coast was on an extended fast, and he wrote to tell us here at Take His Heart to come against the Python; he sent this information:
Python = The spirit of religion, backwardness, monitoring spirits from hell, divination, un-seriousness, easily forgotten revelations and dreams given by the Lord to expose the enemy.
I was so glad to receive this information and knew it was correct. It certainly corresponded with the types of fruit we had been encountering in some people whom the Holy Spirit had identified as having the Python spirit or a religious spirit. I could see more clearly the involvement of the Python in our daily lives. God had dealt with us more than once about our un-seriousness. (We must remember it is a spiritual influence and not the people.) It was during this time that the Lord brought what I'll call no. 3 together with 1 & 2.
3. This third thing was God revealing that people who have the Python cannot cast it out of another person. I thought, "Of course, a lying spirit cannot cast out a lying spirit." The spirit being cast out will laugh and could attack the other spirit.
Mark 3: 23-27
And he called them unto him, and said unto them in parables, How can Satan cast out Satan? 24 And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. 25 And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand. 26 And if Satan rise up against himself, and be divided, he cannot stand, but hath an end. 27 No man can enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong man; and then he will spoil his house.
We see a progression of events ..., except he will first bind the strong man; and then he will spoil his house. We can't cast the Strong Man out first thing. Jesus revealed you bind the Strong Man, rendering him helpless, and then you can spoil his goods, his house.
I have been through various teachings about binding and loosing, some contradicting each other. This concerned me, knowing the Strong Man had to be bound. It finally hit me to just "Break the Strong Man's power" in Jesus' name. If his power is broken he is powerless and one can then spoil his goods, his fruit.
After seeing more clearly how the Python was working in our lives on a daily basis; learning the Python is a Strong Man, using different manifestations to cover who he really is; and God telling me I had to do it, I reported all this to the group here. I said that we are going to pray for everyone here because God said the religious spirit (Python) has affected everyone and is indeed manifesting in and through some people (they already knew this). I told them I was going to break the power of Python in their lives, with all of us following the Holy Spirit the best we can while this is all taking place.
When this took place the Holy Spirit confirmed through the group what was taking place. From my point of view I say that we can certainly benchmark this event as a turning point from going in circles, from spiritual influences in people's minds and lives, to good fruit in moving on with the Lord. There was a change in the spirit realm that can be bench marked at this event! Deliverance began taking place that I had anticipated for years. People are more in control of their thinking in a lot of areas. It is an ongoing deliverance!
The Python has very much to do with our thought lives. I want to reiterate the incident of Peter and Jesus that reveals so much:
Matthew 16: 21,22
From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day. 22 Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall not be unto thee. But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.
How did Satan enter into Peter? Through his thoughts. Don't let anyone kid you, Satan knew what was going on. He came through Peter, using thoughts that seemed right to Peter, and would please Peter's flesh and what he believed! This is an important element to understand.
I have given witness to how angry I was when God told me that all my thoughts were not my own. This is why we must renew our minds to the true word of God as revealed by the Holy Spirit, so we can identify when the enemy is giving thoughts. The Bible says we are to bring our thoughts captive:
II Corinthians 10:5,6
Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.
Through Peter's thoughts Satan came against Jesus being obedient. The Python has come against God's words to us (here at Take His Heart) that come down the River of Life giving instruction and understanding. I could make a long list.
Not long after God began teaching me about the religious spirit and I had successfully cast one out using that name, I attended a church service. During the sermon the preacher suddenly said, "There is no such thing as a religious spirit!" It was the Python coming against what God was teaching me at the time. The Python knew and placed a very simple thought at the right time to make me doubt. I was not surprised. This spirit is rampant in the church, like the Lord said.
I attended another meeting where the preacher's voice suddenly changed pitch, got loud, with long sentences, without this them being able to take normal breaths. He turned red in the neck and face from doing all of this. This was the Python spirit preaching through this person!
Remember the lake picture with the Python in it? The water was dark, not clear. The Python was living and thriving in the water that represents the Logos Word. This is because the Logos is dark to us and the Python uses the Logos to trick us when we don't understand God's thoughts behind His Logos Word. Satan beguiled Eve using God's own Word. Satan used the Logos Word to try and trick Jesus but Jesus knew the truth so the devil was unsuccessful. In the parable of the sower the enemy is able to take God's Word from us because of the lack of understanding.
As I reported, the Lord told me to bring all this together, "So the Python cannot enter in." It is my hope that this witness will help expose the Python, who has many disguises, so God's people can get delivered and move on with God's work. I know that many times we have been praying against the disguises rather than the real culprit, the Python. It's like trying to get rid of the Python's fruit only to have it grow back because he wasn't bound like Jesus said he has to be. Python wants you to focus on his fruit rather than on him.
God has been telling Christians that they have this spirit, using the words - religious - familiar spirit - Python. Why? Because He wants us to become delivered from it. He is condemning no one! It's because we cannot walk hand in hand with Jesus if we have this spiritual influence operating through our lives. The Python operates through our thoughts and if it is in us it is operating and actually controlling us at its own free will. God told me it has affected everyone in some way, directly or indirectly. This means everyone (big names, little names), including me. You are no exception.
The Python is also active in the secular world, through the manifestations of necromancer and any other kind of divination. The Python is giving thoughts to unsuspecting people in the government, business, industry, media, etc. He is a Strong Man and must be dealt with accordingly. (Again, we must understand that it is not the person, it is a spiritual influence!) People with this influence or control should not feel ashamed and should know Jesus understands their predicament.
The Python is against God's work and mankind in general, beguiling us in our minds. He hates mankind and I cannot say enough about how subtly he can enter into our minds through thoughts of which we are totally unaware. Remember, Peter did not know he was used by the enemy when Jesus said, "Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: . . "
The Python is conquerable by understanding and through Jesus' Name. I close this for now with the paragraph containing the words of the song I sang in the scene where the light was placed inside the Python's head, exposing it:
The people with me were excited over the victory and seemed to me to be starting to take on the glory of the snake being dead. Knowing this, I said, "Praise be to God, He has given us victory," and started to sing a phrase from a song, "We've got the victory ...heaven's on our side."
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