One Should Treat Differently Those Who Have Been Worked on by Evil Spirits and Those Possessed by Demons
Speaking in tongues originates from Biblical records. In the early Age of Grace, when the Holy Spirit came and started to do work in Pentecost, some of Jesus’ disciples were so moved by the Holy Spirit that they spoke in tongues. From Biblical records we see: When Jesus’ disciples spoke in tongues it was a dialect that people from that area could completely understand and not a so-called dialect that could not be understood by anyone. Every area around the world has regional dialects and there are so many languages across the whole of mankind. If not classed as a dialect of a language of mankind then it is not a dialect. Now we see that there are many people who speak “in tongues” from all sects and denominations. The majority are “tongues” that no one can understand. Not only do people who often speak in these kinds of “tongues” not have the truth but their human life has even become abnormal. It is therefore safe to say that these kinds of tongues are by no means part of the Holy Spirit’s work because the Holy Spirit does not do meaningless work; this is a universally accepted fact which no one can deny.
Following each stage of God’s work, there are all kinds of evil spirits that imitate and fake the work of the Holy Spirit. Satan deceives people by making people “speak in tongues,” “see visions,” “have revelations,” etc., so as to make God’s chosen people deviate from the true way. Speaking in tongues, seeing visions and hearing voices are classified as the work of evil spirits. This is undoubtable. What is “speaking in tongues”? It is speaking a type of “language” that no one understands whilst in prayer. This is so-called speaking in tongues. If someone speaks in a way that is not classified as any language, but the tongue rolls in a way that the words are not clear, then this is a result of the work of evil spirits. “Seeing visions” means that a person, with his eyes open, is able to see something which normal people cannot see, or some strange phenomena. This is a type of phenomenon of the work of evil spirits. What is “hearing voices”? It is that some people can often hear spirits talking to them inside or a voice externally speaking to them. This is also a phenomenon of the work of evil spirits. No matter how many manifestations of the evil spirits’ work people show, they all prove that there are evil spirits at work in them. People who have been possessed by demons certainly often have evil spirits at work in them, but there have been people who have occasionally had the evil spirits at work in them who are not necessarily possessed by demons. There are several different circumstances where people have evil spirits at work in them. Some people feel that there is something wrong after having had evil spirits at work in them and can promptly examine and reflect on this and renounce the evil spirits. This kind of people may be able to rid themselves of the evil spirits’ work; some people never come to realize the fact and persist in thinking that they have the Holy Spirit at work in them. That is very dangerous. Once evil spirits have been at work in people for a long time, it is very easy for them to be possessed. What is being possessed? Being possessed means evil spirits are at work in people and have taken complete control of them. When people are completely controlled by Satan, up to a point where they are not able to escape, then these people are possessed by evil spirits. Some people only have evil spirits at work but have not reached the level of being possessed, so they are not classed as being possessed by evil spirits. When people have the evil spirits at work in them, as long as they are not possessed by evil spirits, there is hope for them to be saved; people who are possessed by evil spirits have no hope of being saved. All those who speak in tongues, see visions and hear voices are people who have evil spirits at work in them, just to different degrees of severity. If it is a case of speaking in tongues a few times, then not doing so for several years and not having any other signs of evil spirits at work in them, then they should not be treated as having evil spirits at work in them. This kind of people spoke in tongues before because they were bewitched by the evil spirits’ work or lived amongst people who had evil spirits at work in them. As long as they renounce and shun people who have been possessed or have evil spirits at work in them, and strive to pursue the truth and take the correct path of believing in God, they will gradually return to normal. Those people who have had evil spirits at work in them for too long cannot easily get rid of the work of evil spirits. Once they are possessed by demons, they are taken captive by Satan. So no matter who it is, if evil spirits have been at work in them for too long, then they are in great danger and may already be possessed. Some of them may occasionally be contaminated by the evil spirits’ work because they have been bewitched by evil spirits, but as long as they realize the fact soon enough, they can completely renounce the evil spirits’ work and strive to pursue the truth, they can completely get rid of the evil spirits’ work and be saved by God. They should have this kind of confidence. As long as they pursue the truth, then in three to five years, they can completely be on the right path and their circumstances will return to normal. So people who have occasionally had evil spirits at work in them do not need to worry or lose faith. As long as they pursue the truth and learn how to distinguish, they can completely get rid of the evil spirits’ work and be saved by God. People who have had evil spirits at work in them for a long time should not lose faith either and should strive even more to pursue the truth and completely renounce the evil spirits’ work and in doing so will have hope of being saved by God. When I believed in the Lord Jesus in the Age of Grace, I came into contact with some people who often spoke in tongues. Their later outcomes were all very tragic. Some were possessed by demons, some had mental health problems and the majority of them collapsed in the end. All those possessed by demons do not have good outcomes. This is absolute. Therefore, it can be determined that speaking in tongues, seeing visions and hearing voices are entirely the work of evil spirits. It is the evil spirits imitating and faking the Holy Spirit’s work. This must be seen clearly.
People who believe in God must realize that: The work of the Holy Spirit is all meaningful and fruitful and the Holy Spirit has never done work that is not meaningful. If the Holy Spirit is at work in someone for many years, this person’s condition will definitely get better and better, their knowledge of the truth will definitely become more and more clear, their knowledge of God will definitely increase, their human conscience and reason will become more and more normal and their life disposition will also change correspondingly. The work of the Holy Spirit is always fruitful. This is absolutely the case. However, those people who speak in tongues, see visions and hear voices over many years have not obtained any truths, have had no increase in their knowledge of God, no changes to their life disposition can be seen, they just make people see their human life becoming more and more abnormal and their state of mind becomes more and more dark. Are these not dangerous consequences that the work of evil spirits brings? These are the consequences of Satan’s corruption of mankind. The evil spirits themselves do not have truths. No matter how they work in people, people will not gain the truth, but will just have less and less humanity and become more and more abnormal, more and more corrupt until they change into demons and perish. Those people treat the work of evil spirits as that of the Holy Spirit because the evil spirits blind their spiritual eyes and thus they will never see this fact clearly. All those who speak in tongues, see visions and hear voices are all people who have evil spirits at work in them. If people who have evil spirits at work in them do not promptly realize the fact and are still capable of treating the work of evil spirits as that of the Holy Spirit then they have already been misled and fallen into darkness. What path can they lead people to if they are leaders of the church at any level? They have already taken the wrong path themselves, regarding the enemy as kith and kin; if they are leaders of the church at any level, then is this not the blind leading the blind and all falling into the pit? If one wishes to ensure that they take the correct path in their faith, one must pursue the truth and know the work of the Holy Spirit. One can only distinguish all kinds of evil spirits’ work by knowing the work of the Holy Spirit. People who do not know the Holy Spirit’s work can easily be bewitched by the evil spirits’ work, take the wrong turning, resulting in their destruction. Those people who are bewitched and have been taken in by the work of evil spirits is a result of them paying attention to the supernatural and miracles and wonders.
When leaders of the church at all levels are dealing with people who have evil spirits at work in them, they should have a good grasp of principles, be fair to people and do things accurately. They should separate people who have evil spirits at work in them into three situations: The first type is those who previously occasionally were contaminated by the work of evil spirits and then realized the fact relatively soon and renounced the work of evil spirits and who have not had evil spirits at work in them for three to five years. These are people who have been relatively lightly poisoned by the work of evil spirits. The second type is people who often have evil spirits at work in them. If people who often have evil spirits at work in them have not yet realized the fact and even still persist in thinking that it is the Holy Spirit at work and refuse to completely renounce evil spirits then these are people who are in great danger. It is really not easy for them to get rid of the work of evil spirits. The third type: If people who have evil spirits at work in them have no command over themselves and have evil spirits controlling them and work and bewitch people everywhere, bring disturbance to church life and harm to God’s chosen people and wherever they go, people are in chaos and a terrified state, then this is enough to prove that they are not simply people who have evil spirits at work in them, but they have become the tool of Satan and are possessed. This type of people cannot be saved and must be expelled. The three kinds of people above whom evil spirits work in must be treated differently. The first type is people who have been contaminated by the work of evil spirits but can realize the fact early on and get rid of the evil spirits’ work. If this type of people can be sure that it has been several years since they had evil spirits work in them, then they are not classed as people who have evil spirits at work in them. For those of them who are of good caliber, good humanity and have already entered the right path of believing in God, they can still be promoted and used, but can only be workers, not leaders. The second type of people is those who often have evil spirits at work in them. It is absolutely forbidden for this type of people to be promoted for use. They are only allowed to live a life of the church. This has been stipulated by God’s family. People who have already been promoted for use must be replaced. The situation for the third type is with regards to those who often have evil spirits at work in them and are capable of bewitching people everywhere. These are people who are possessed. It is right to expel them as quickly as possible. If the work of evil spirits is serious in someone and they disturb people wherever they go, making people fearful and uneasy, then this person is classed as being possessed and must be expelled. In dealing with people who have evil spirits at work in them, we should make a distinction between those who often have evil spirits’ work and those who in the past occasionally had evil spirits’ work. Whether or not there is often evil spirits at work should mainly be based on behavior over the last one to two years. If people have occasionally had evil spirits at work in the past, but not within the last three to five years then there is hope for this kind of people if they gain the truth and there should not be any danger. If there has been no evil spirits’ work for three to five or seven to eight years and they have made particular progress in their pursuit of the truth, can help people and guide people to enter the reality of the word of God and can use the truth to resolve problems, then the church can still promote this kind of people for use as usual. God does not treat people unfairly and God’s family is fair to people.
August 18, 2006