Christians and Spiritual Oppression

Spiritual oppression is real but there are Biblical scholars, pastors and others who believe that Christians are basically “immune” from demonic influence. This message will develop further Biblical foundations for the view that Christians can, in fact, be spiritually oppressed to the point of experiencing demonization to varying degrees and thus need ministry in the name and Presence of Jesus to realize freedom and wholeness. The power of the Cross is the only solution for this. The New Testament has many passages relating to the conflict between Satan’s defeated kingdom of darkness and Jesus’ kingdom of light yet to fully manifest with power over Satan and all forces of evil. When we understand spiritual warfare fully (Eph. 6:10-18), we realize that this can (not always) involve demonic influence in a Christian’s life.

Author: Dieter K Mulitze, PhD

Dieter is the Director of Ministry for Deeper Love Ministries, and has written three books on the ministry of transforming and healing prayer. One of Dieter’s main roles in this ministry is teaching the seminar series and speaking at conferences. Dieter’s three books serve to articulate and strengthen the theology and practice of the ministry of transforming prayer for the whole person. Dieter graduated from the U. of Guelph (BSc) and holds a PhD in quantitative genetics from the U. of Saskatchewan. Dieter was an associate professor with the University of Nebraska, and has co-authored scientific papers in several professional journals. He is a graduate of Regent College, Vancouver, B.C., with the Master of Christian Studies (MCS) degree, concentrating in spiritual theology. Dieter has served as an elder in a number of churches and is on the board of Deeper Love Ministries. Dieter is bi-vocational, also Chief Scientific Officer for Agronomix Software (www.agronomix.com), a software development company which develops, distributes and supports a software application for plant breeders and agronomists worldwide. With his experience in the corporate world, Dieter has also taught on the theology of work. Dieter is no stranger to international travel – having lived in Syria and Morocco for a total of 6 years and travelling to over 50 countries worldwide for business or ministry. Dieter and his wife Ellen live in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. They have one daughter, Karissa, who lives in France with her husband and children.

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