There are many ways by which we can open doors to Satan that we need to be aware of, says prophetic minister Kathy DeGraw. One of those ways is deception. We should be careful not to believe everything we hear, but to question it and line it up with Scripture—even if a pastor or prophet said it.
"Deception can come through Jezebel spirits, it can come through wrong teaching, it can come from entry points that we establish in our lives. There are a lot of different ways that we could be deceived, and we need to test the spirits. We need to close those doors. We need to pray about what conference or event or teaching or church that we're going to, so that deception does not come.
"Man, when a prophet comes into town, it's not our job to run to them for a prophetic word—we should be running to God for words. If we get a prophetic word from a prophet, that is definitely a bonus. But we need to make sure that before we run to that conference or event, we're praying and making sure they're legit and the real thing."
So, what if we did believe a false teacher? We can close that door to the enemy by running back to God and entering into His presence, DeGraw says on the "Prophetic Spiritual Warfare" podcast on the Charisma Podcast Network.
"Not lacking in any good thing is what our Father desires for us. And we get into His presence and we receive revelation, we get an understanding of the Scriptures, and we can worship Him in freedom and truth. Failure to rely on our greatest team of three—the Father, Son and Holy Ghost—is one way that the devil can infiltrate us and plague us ... Sometimes we need to just sit back and ask God for a love shower. God, fill me with your love."
For more tactics on fleeing the enemy, listen to the rest of the episode titled "Demonic Deployments Against Christians" here.
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