Beware Of the “Thought Caster”
Jess Parker TDS Ministries
A man recently came to me for prayer. He was confused about a spiritual battle he was going through. I had prayed for this man a year before and he had experienced a mighty deliverance over several demonic strongholds he had struggled with throughout his entire life. Although a new convert, he immediately entered into a strong disciplined life of prayer. I was excited that deliverance had catapulted him into an accelerated growth mode and a powerful prayer ministry. Now a year later he has hit a wall.
He explained the source of his discouragement and confusion. Every time he tries to pray, vile perverted thoughts fill his mind. He has repented over and over again but he can not make them stop. Because he is so overwhelmed with guilt and shame, he can’t face God so he has quit praying. He is saddened because he loves to pray but would rather quit than have his mind polluted by those thoughts every time he tries.
This man had fallen victim to a scheme of the devil. The name devil comes from the Greek word “diabolos’ meaning “to throw or cast.” The derived meaning is the “thought caster.” The devil and his minions are thought casters. They cast thoughts in to our minds and try to deceive us into believing they are our own thoughts. If they can convince you and me those thoughts are truly our own, they can imprison us in a stronghold of guilt, shame, confusion and discouragement or a myriad of other deceptions as they had this brother.
2 Corinthians 2:11 warns us,
“We are not to be ignorant of his schemes.”
Ephesians 6:16 instructs us,
“Take up the shield of faith with which you can extinguish the flaming arrows (thoughts) of the evil one.”
This man is a recent convert so his deception is understandable but I have prayed for Christians who have served the Lord for many years yet have been deceived by the thought caster.
Some deceptions are so absurd as to be unbelievable. A pastor once came to me for prayer for deliverance from a sickness he believed was the work of a demon. I asked him a few questions to ascertain his spiritual condition and was surprised to learn he was convinced he was John the Baptist. His mission was to herald the second coming of Christ. This would have been amusing had it not been so tragic; for this man was a follower of Jesus, who is commanded in 2 Tim. 2:8 to have a strong disciplined mind. What Happened?
On another occasion, I prayed for a man who had served God as a missionary for many years. Upon returning to the States, he was deceived into believing a demon who appeared to him as a strikingly beautiful woman was the Holy Spirit, He ended up having a sexual relationship with that demon for an extended period of time. He eventually confided to a close friend, his intimate relationship with Holy Spirit. His friend exposed to him his deception and brought him to me for prayer.
1 John 4:1 warns us
“Dear friends, do not believe every spirit.”
1 Peter 5:8-9 says,
“Be self controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith.”
Holy Spirit is speaking to me this moment that He will expose to some reading this newsletter, areas in your life where you have believed the lies of the enemy. If you are one of those, please take a moment to rebuke that lie.
2 Corinthians 10:3-5 says,
We must “cast down every imagination” planted by the thought caster. We must “take captive every thought” cast on us by the thought caster.
Take captive that demon’s voice masquerading as your thoughts. Cast down that imagination for it did not originate in your imagination but in the imagination of the “thought caster.”
No one is exempt, not you, not I. We are all vulnerable. You and I are living in the midnight hour of the sixth day on God’s prophetic calendar of redemption. Christ, when describing the signs of the end of the age, said in Matthew 24:4,
“Watch out that no one deceives you.”
Deception will be satan’s choice strategy in these last days in which we live. We must be on guard against the deception of the devil. Our very lives depend on it. So we must guard our thoughts. Every voice that speaks must be tested. (1 John 4:1) We must resist every attempt of Diabolos, the “thought caster.”
One of the disciplines I teach at the TDS School we conduct in August each year, is to say to the devil every time you hear him speak,
“You’re not my thoughts, you’re a voice.”
Say it again and again and again until it becomes second nature. Then say it every time you hear his voice.
We here at TDS Ministries consider it a mandate from God to expose every lie and deception which our adversary seeks to use against us.
One of the defining characteristics of the last days is society’s infatuation with witchcraft. Covens of witches are springing up in every community. It is the most powerful weapon the thought caster will employ in these last days. Every time a coven of witches meets from 12 midnight to 3:00 a.m., the last ritual they perform is to release demons of deception into the community. The number one target is the mind of a Christian. Guard your thoughts!
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Be self controlled and alert
A Fellow Soldier,