You know that God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. Then Jesus went around doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him. Acts 10:38
Oppression of the Devil is always tied up in untruths, lies, deceit and misdirection. It's not just ignorance, it's accepting something as true that is demonically false. This is the shipwreck upon which ministries, marriages, lives, children and careers are lost.
It can be about sickness, it can be a mental illness. It can be a demonic lie that demonizes people. It can be ignorance or worse buying into a lie that puts one in chains.
This much is sure. Jesus is the way and the Truth and that leads to LIFE. So anything that is not true is not Jesus. We know that the devil is the author of all falsehood. He has no new schemes and is constantly trying to deceive people, even good people. He deceived Adam and Eve. He deceives Judas. He deceived Peter. No matter who we are in the Kingdom, we have a target on our backs. Fiery darts of accusation and deception are headed our way.
The result is we will be much less than our destiny calls us into. Much less. He wants to discrete, defeat, delude, discourage, demean, destroy everything God has done in your life year to date. Be very careful of the voices you hear. Some are satan, like Peter. You must understand and say, "Get thee behind me".
The cure is to hear the voice of God.. with the Holy Spirit and With Power as you see in the Acts verse.. being like Jesus.. to free those oppressed. And to keep yourself from lies.
Sometimes the devil will use those closest to us to lie to us. Eve. Sometimes he will use Friends. Peter. Sometimes he will use the pressure of peers. CRUCIFY HIM on the heels of HOSANNA.
The prophetic plumb line is your only hope. The word of God carefully examines truth from lies.
If you found yourself deceived.. you don't have to live there, there is a cleansing.
1 John 7but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin. 8If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us. 9If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.…As if it never happened.. that is forgiveness and you can live clean once again.