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FORWARD You are going to read about demons in this book. If this bothers you, perhaps you shouldn't continue. However, I find talking to demons generally a waist of time. When I pray with someone, I don't hunt for demons, I don't particularly care if they are there, nor do I spend much time, if any, talking to them. It isn't necessary. I am not called to the deliverance ministry, although I have prayed with those who have gone to such services and receive nothing at all, or something worse than nothing, but all I can truly be labeled as is a "Truth Detector." Even that nomenclature falls short because it is really Jesus who does all the work, of detecting the lies, along with the Holy Spirit, because I am totally unawares of people's woundedness and memories that contain the lies the keep the pain in place. I am, on the other hand, an intercessor, someone who knows how to pray in agreement, and nothing more. If it makes you feel uncomfortable to read about the role demons play in deception of God's people, it is due to your own fear. Fear is rooted in lies and demons are behind all lies. It is, you see, impossible for God to lie, (Titus 1:2 & Hebrews 6:18). If, therefore, you cannot tell the difference between the Chief Shepherd's voice and that of the Enemy, you should read this entire book because Jesus wants to make you whole and complete and He wants to take the woundedness away by revealing is perfect love to you. If you decide to read this book, you are going to find yourself, or parts of yourself, within its pages. You may not have been molested, sexually abused, raped, beaten, physically threatened as a child, deprived, forsaken, or mistreated in any way, I certainly wasn't, but the Enemy does, and will, take advantage of every situation he can. This is why the Bible warns us to resist the devil, (James 4:7), and not to give place to the devil, (Ephesians 4:27). Yes, we most certainly are seated in heavenly places with Christ Jesus, (Ephesians 2:6). If this means, therefore we are spiritually protected and cannot be tempted or deceived, then why were we instructed in Scripture to renew our minds? (See Romans 12:2, 2 Corinthians 4:16, Ephesians 4:23, Colossians 3:10, and Philippians 3:13-15). To believe the falsehood, "If I leave the devil alone, he'll leave me alone," is Biblical foolishness and spiritually dangerous. First, and foremost, this book is about prayer and the viable part intercessory prayer plays in the Body of Christ. If you already know how to pray, how to get your prayers answered, and how to resist the devil, you don't need this book. We all, on the other hand, need Jesus and His cleansing saving power. If you confess you are a sinner, and cannot save yourself, and invite Jesus the Christ to come into your life and to be the Lord of your life, you will be saved (born again) and go to Heaven. (See Roman 10:9-10 & Romans 10:13). Yes. It is that simple. The rest of your life is what Jesus wants you to experience and He will do all the heavy lifting for you.