Baby Jesus

                               By Phil Scovell

     Author's Note.  Written by permission.

          I prayed with Mari the other day.   She started out by expressing
     the depression she had recently  been feeling.  This was  nothing new,
     of  course, because she had lived with  depression for her entire life
     and she is  53 years of  age.   This also was  not the only  diagnosed
     disorder she had in her life either.  We would run out of the alphabet
     if I listed them all.

          This  particular  day,  however,  she  was  explaining  that  the
     depression felt different  and it somehow seemed to  be connected with
     her eating habits  and especially with her diabetes.   Knowing nothing
     about  psychology  and knowing  nothing  other  than  how to  pray,  I
     suggested we just pray about it and see where the Holy Spirit led.

          The minute  we prayed, she  saw herself as  a little girl  at the
     table eating a  meal with her family.   She explained that  her mother
     had been  bulimic but sometimes  they ate lavishly and  sometimes they
     ate minimally based upon how her mother felt at the time.

          Almost immediately, the  Lord exposed  the lie  she believed  and
     that was, she had exchanged love  for food.  You see, she was  a child
     that was constantly molested from infancy, to  her teen years, by both
     her  father and brother.   She never knew  what love really  was.  She
     eventually equated food with love  because, she explained, she enjoyed
     the time eating with her family since that was when things were ok and
     safe and peaceful.

          You may  be wondering if there is more to it, that is, the fact a
     little girl somehow  got the eating of  food mixed up with  love?  The
     answer is,  yes, there  was more and  lots of  it.   She began  having
     seizures as  a small little girl.   Add to  this all the  physical and
     mental and emotional  abuse, and you have  a fine recipe for  not only
     psychodynamic abnormalities  but spiritual  as well.   What do  I mean
     when I  say spiritual ramifications?   There is a  demonic realm, they
     live  in  a  different  dimension  than  we,  and  they  love  to  use
     opportunities of disabilities, confusion,  and emotional distortion to
     implant lies and deception  within the minds of little children.  Yes,
     they try doing it  with adults, too, but the  adult mind is much  more
     developed and  can often think  more rationally through  the deception
     without  a lie being  accepted as fact.   Little Children  do not have
     this capability  and thus are  perfect targets for  both abuse in  the
     physical realm and the demonics which interface to the spiritual realm
     and into the emotional.  Where might such mind activity occur?  In our
     thoughts, of course,  which is the  same place  where the Holy  Spirit
     speaks to us.

          Does this mean, since demons can speak to us in our thoughts that
     we can  be demon possessed?  No,  of course not.  In  a real sense, if
     you  are born  again, you  are possessed,  or indwelled,  by the  Holy
     Spirit.  He lives, dwells, within your human spirit which has,  at the
     moment of salvation,  been created anew.   That makes it  possible for
     the  Holy  Spirit to  literally,  not  mystically, dwell  within  you.
     Therefore, demon possession is literally,  and spiritually, absolutely
     impossible.  Our  minds, however, are not  redeemed, or to use  a good
     old theological term,  regenerated, as of yet.  That day is coming and
     at that same time, even our physical bodies will be redeem, glorified,
     and we will not only see Jesus as He really is right  now, but we will
     be exactly like Him, (See First John 3:2).

          As I prayed with Mari concerning  the shift in her depression she
     felt, emotionally,  the lie which  was suddenly revealed by  the Lord.
     Because her little girl's mind became adapted to the lie that food was
     good and nobody hurt her during meals, she believed the lie that "This
     must be  what love is  all about."   She embraced  it.  In  turn, this
     allowed  a  demonic  presence  a lying  spirit,  to  function,  within
     limitations, in her thoughts  for years.  No, they don't  care how old
     you are or how young, you might be.   In fact, the younger the better,
     because, as I have stated, the mind of a child is easier  to fool than
     that of an adult.

          In Mari's case, and this isn't by  any means the rule of thumb, a
     demon was involved.   How do I know?   He presented himself  and spoke
     through Mari's  own voice to me.  What did he say?  He said I couldn't
     make him leave.  Of course, I wasn't interested  in what he thought, I
     was only interested in what Jesus thought.  So I asked Jesus if it was
     true that He, meaning  Jesus, could not send this demon  away.  Yes, I
     know the demon said that I couldn't send him away, but  I always defer
     all such statements to Jesus since  Jesus is the one in charge in  the
     first place.  Of course, Jesus said the demon was a liar so I sent him
     away in  the  name of  Jesus  and, yes,  he  left immediately.    Why?
     Because he  had to.  There is no  higher authority than Jesus.  Demons
     know  this.  Do you?   This allowed Mari, who  was remembering what it
     was like  to enjoy a meal with her family and how good the food tasted
     and that this  must be the meaning  of love, to now hear  the voice of
     the Lord clearly and, yes, she did.

          Now, I realize  those of you  who believe this  sort of thing  is
     guided imagery,  lucid  dreaming,  mental  theatrical  suggestiveness,
     visualization, EMDR,  hypnosis, or other mind manipulating techniques,
     aren't going to accept how Jesus healed  this woman from this lie that
     had controlled her entire life so you might as well stop reading right
     now.   Those of you who,  on the other hand,  have even the tiniest of
     belief that  Jesus still  works in  the hearts  and minds  of His  own
     children today, will want to keep reading.

          Mari  often hears from the  Lord in unusual  ways and generally a
     few minutes after the  prayer time.  As we were  talking about the lie
     and how she  had been deceived by the Enemy,  she suddenly interrupted
     me and told  me something was happening.   First, a dolly,  her words,
     which was her favorite as  a child, appeared in  her hands.  She  then
     reported that  Jesus was there and she could  see herself as an adult.
     Suddenly, she was holding a baby in her arms.  When she looked, it was
     herself.   Momentarily,  the image of  herself as  a baby in  her arms
     switched  and it  was baby  Jesus  in her  arms.   This  role reversal
     continued for awhile  as we talked  and, in fact,  has never  actually
     stopped, that is,  every time her mind  goes to this area  of healing,
     herself as a baby in her arms, and  the baby Jesus, keep appearing and
     changing places.  I  have had a similar experience and  I have written
     about  it called  "I  Flew Kites  With  Jesus."   My  healing, in  one
     particular place,  keeps repeating itself  every time I have  a memory
     relating to that experience of healing which  is often.  What does all
     this mean?  My guess is  about as good as yours.  I  personally see it
     is a matter of  identity.  In my case, I know that  is exactly what it
     is.  I believe the Lord was showing  Mari the truth about love and how
     it really is.   Why the baby Jesus?   This happened in  December.  The
     Christmas  holidays  are  times  of depression  and  sadness  for many
     people.  Isn't this  just some figment of her imagination?   Could be,
     of course, but  her depression is gone  and hasn't returned so  how do
     you  explain that?  No,  silly.  Demons  don't do such  things even to
     deceive.  They  can't because their  thinking is  corrupt and they  do
     evil; not good.

          So who  is Jesus to you?   Do you know His love  or have you been
     tricked  and misled  and disoriented  by the  Enemy in  believing that
     Christmas is  something different than it  really is?  Isn't  it about
     time you  discovered why you feel lonely,  discouraged, and frightened
     at the very thought  of the Christmas season?   It is time for you  to
     change sides.  Jesus is very near.  Wouldn't you love to hold the baby
     Jesus?  I sure would.

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