He hasn't looked at the origin of its name, either in Hebrew or Greek. It's certainly not essential to be able to discern which threshold spirit is which but, generally speaking, I find it helpful to do so - because that gives you a clear idea of their secondary agendas. Again, this doesn't really matter in my view. To bundle up a few other spirits with their separate agendas in the mix isn't all that problematical. The latter, in particular, needed expansion - particularly as it pertains to threshold moments in people's lives.
But again, no really big deal. All of these are quibbles rather than objections.
However, there is one serious flaw I find in the book. In failing to recognise Python as a threshold spirit, Franklin has consequently not mentioned a distinctive feature of thresholds - all of them require a sacrifice. We may not know this cognitively, but we know it in the spirit. When we come to a threshold moment in our lives, we are faced with the spirit of Python or another threshold spirit who demands a sacrifice - and we choose amongst four options: 1 to sacrifice someone else, 2 to sacrifice ourselves, 3 to sacrifice the honour of God or 4 to acknowledge Jesus as the all-sufficient sacrifice.
Most people choose one of the first three options. These do not overcome Python, they are choices which actually bring us into complicity with Python. The story towards the end of the book where Franklin relates his problems at a threshold moment with a local bank is not about overcoming Python. It's about choosing Option 1. This is the only serious problem I have with this book - because after all his warnings about the tactics and agendas of Python, he ironically holds up as an exemplar of right-dealing with this spirit a case of supreme complicity with it.
Excise this story which I find the most memorable of all the anecdotes in the book and it does have all it takes to stand the test of time. Dec 17, Andrew rated it it was amazing. In The Spirit of Python, Jentezen Franklin exposed the numerous strategies and tactics satan uses to hinder and harm Christian believers. He compared satan to a dangerous python.
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He revealed that satan loves to suffocate us and he is actively trying to squeeze the breathe of the Holy Spirit out of us. He guides readers on how to break free from the attacks of satan and the strongholds he has placed in our lives. He also discussed the power of prayer, faith, and praise and how critical this is in dealing with satan and his maneuvers.
I would recommend this eye-opening book to anyone who is ready to stand up against satan and his schemes with their full armor of God on.
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This book is one of my favorite book that I read concerning spiritual warfare. I liked how Jentezen Franklin wrote very vividly in describing the way satan works and how he tries to choke the believer out of the amazing life God wants us to live. Jentezen revealed that satan likes to lure people into looking at pornography, falling into sexual immorality, and being in bondage. I was amazed at the statistics he shared about the effects of pornography and how it controls so many people.
I also loved how he shared how to silence the voice of satan and how to fight back against him. The Word of God is mightily strong in fighting against satan and this revealed to me the importance of speaking blessings and talking to our mountains. Jun 30, Julie rated it it was amazing. I did read some of it before, but put it down to read other books. Today I got to sit down and read up to the end. I would recommend this book to anyone who has their life "sucked" out by the devil. This book will open your eyes from start to finish.
This book is for the spiritually aware Christian who knows that there is an enemy who goes around like a roaring lion. A vital tool in combating things in your life that always seem to get in the way stopping you from enjoy life to the full. Especially for the religious bound by all the shackles. Awesome book! If you are struggling with things and you life seems out of control, The Spirit of Python will teach you how the enemy is choking the life out of you!
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I need to read this book again and again. Thank you pastor Franklin. I was not aware of the python spirit before this book. Good information and wisdom. Jan 13, Carleen rated it it was ok. Dec 15, Tanya Thumbran christ rated it it was amazing. Brilliantly written. Must read!!!! Decide today to fight for what is yours!!
Awesome Book I really enjoyed reading this book. It brought a lot of insight into my walk with God. I truly recommend this book,! Jul 26, Susan Webb rated it it was amazing. Oct 15, Victor Gentile rated it it was amazing. From the back cover: Break free from this subtle destroyer and reclaim a life of passion and purpose.
Pythons have an interesting way of killing their prey. They constrict it until it can no longer breathe, literally suffocating the life out of it. In the spirit realm Satan often works in the same way, slowly slithering his way into our lives, attempting to choke the very life out of us. The python spirit can squeeze the joy out of your worship and prayers. It can pressure you to keep quiet when God wants you to speak up.
And it can steal the peace of knowing that you belong to God.
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But there is a way to defeat him. He may use some very peculiar language when discussing such things, but he is still a child of God. Make certain that the information provided here is not used as a tool to attack and accuse, or you may have to face the eternal Judge and give an account of yourself for it.
The basis for participation in demonic deliverance by these brethren more often than not points to the leadership. By and large the headship and direction within most every church comes from the senior pastor. Because very few Christians know how to study scripture by themselves, they usually trust whatever their pastor teaches them. Those immersed for years in deliverance ministry and activity have developed a language exclusive to themselves.
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Do you see the problem with this? There is a subtle shift in the blame and responsibility for the cigarette smoking. Yes, the devil may tempt you to smoke, but he cannot make you smoke. Thus demonic deliverance can turn into demonic deception very easily. I am not implying that everyone who practices deliverance blames everything on the devil, but I do believe that they give the devil some or more responsibility for actions than they should. It takes more humility to confess your faults one to another than to blame it on a demon.
Before someone gets too self-righteous, I do not think that smoking cigarettes is the eleventh commandment of God. I simply used this addiction as an example. There are many God-fearing people who smoke. Which do think God will be more concerned with in eternity?
I believe the scriptures are always the final authority in spiritual matters, and those who teach and practice demonic deliverance are no exception. God says to test, reprove and correct any teaching that is contrary to His word.
The scriptures equip us to do spiritual warfare, and they provide the blueprint for how we should do it. There is mention in the N.