Sunday, March 21, 2010

Spiritual Multitasking is Demonic...The spirit of Distraction is Torment and Hinders Ministry

Torment comes in all kinds of forms and can cause people in ministry to be derailed, distracted. It's often an attack of the enemy. When financial, health, relationship, marriage, children or a dozen other pressures occur to a person in ministry, the devil will often use those events to torment them with the spirit of Distraction. The Apostle Paul dealt with this in Philippi.

Acts 6:

16Once when we were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a slave girl who had a spirit by which she predicted the future. She earned a great deal of money for her owners by fortune-telling. 17This girl followed Paul and the rest of us, shouting, "These men are servants of the Most High God, who are telling you the way to be saved." 18She kept this up for many days. Finally Paul became so troubled that he turned around and said to the spirit, "In the name of Jesus Christ I command you to come out of her!" At that moment the spirit left her.

He dealt with the distraction directly. Many who are tormented of this spirit do not. They react. They manifest in the spirit of distraction.

Some of the manifestations of the Spirit of Detraction (Proverbs 6:19), according to Angela Greenig:

Hurtful, Fickle, Disagreeable, Discord, Opposition, Strife, Clashing, Disharmony, Division, Defamation, Slander, Blame, Censure, Sarcasm...

"This spirit never allows lives to continue in peace, but likes to disturb it. This one breaks down family relationships and will attempt to destroy all things that are good...every day I pray and bind up all lies, the Perverse spirit, and Detraction. The Lying spirit is bound so that truth will prevail in all situations. The Perverse (spirit) is bound so there will be no twisting of words or actions, or offenses to come in. The binding of Detracting is so that these three spirits don't railroad myself or my family, friends, or ministry."

If you are under stress and are in ministry, you must take authority over this. Stress will immobilize you or worse cause you to react to the stress by manifesting in the spirit of distraction according to the list above.

The counteraction to the spirit of Distraction is intentional calm and dealing with the tormentor directly.

Benny Hinn is being tormented by the spirit of distraction. He is hindered. I hope he gets well soon. We need his ilk among us. But not like he is right now.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting this. God just revealed to me that I was under the influence of a spirit of distraction. I felt led to google it & found your post. Thank you. This was so encouraging. :)

Anonymous said...

I've been learning how to bind spirits in the Heanlies in accordance with the Holy Spirit guiding me. I've learned that when I am in region there is a principality that has authority there. In the region I am in of the Philippines doing my ministry I have come in contact with the Distraction spirit. I've been binding him in the mighty name of Jesus so the gospel can be spread very easy. Before I felt bogged down and letharic almost like I was under constant attack. When that spirit is bound I can continue to share the good news and get work done easily.