Confronting Demonic Guards: Apostle Paul's Showdown with Elymas the False Prophet

Apostle Paul had a showdown with a false prophet and demonic guard. Elymas was a demonic guard that wished to keep the governor of the Island from hearing the Gospel of Christ. He opposed the apostolic team of Paul and Barnabas. "Elymas the sorcerer (for so is his name by interpretation) withstood them, seeking to turn away the deputy from the faith" (Acts 13:8). The Greek word withstood is anthistemi, meaning to set against, withstand, resist and intensely oppose. This reveals Elymas' demonic objectives:

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Learn to Discern Python Spirits and Witchcraft

Python Spirits 304 X 171Don't let the python spirit catch you off guard - be prepared! Python spirits, curses, spells, witchcraft and black arts sorcery can cause bad things to happen. Learn how to identify and protect yourself from these spiritual forces with knowledge and spiritual discernmentPython spirits, Leviathan spirits, curses, spells, witchcraft, and black arts sorcery suck the life out of you and can cause bad things to happen. Knowledge of this spirit along with spiritual discernment is a must.

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Avoiding Demonic Traps: The Perils of Spiritual Deception

Black Arts Sorcery 304 X 171You will find that most demonic spirits use flattery and ambiguous mystical words to build your confidence in them. If you fall prey to their demonic lure, you will suffer much grief. I have seen good people allowing others around them that operated in prophetic divination. In the beginning, things seemed great, but little by little the python spirit, for example, began suffocating them and finally releasing full-blown word curses and witchcraft control.

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The Power of Deliverance From Demonic Influence

Possessed or Demonized

Unfortunately, the word possessed is confusing. In our Western culture when we think of someone possessed we think they are out of control. That’s not what the biblical word possessed means in this scripture. "When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick" (Matthew 8:16). A person can be possessed and remain in complete control of their faculties.

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