Sister Cheryl shared her recent testimonial on overcoming the “familiar spirit”. She then asked me to expound a bit on my understanding concerning such a topic. So we had a discussion about it last night.
It seems obvious to me that my understanding and usage of the term, “familiar spirit”, is very much different from its usages commonly applied today.
About a decade ago, it was a “major” revelation to me that the Spirit of Babylon (The Serpent) have been deceiving and controlling God’s people from the beginning using two “pillars” or arms of his power: the religious spirit and the familiar spirit. (At the time, due to my poor English, I have never “heard” such a term like “familiar spirit”.) Also because I was in the high time of “heavy anointing”, I knew the revelation was directly given by the Lord. I presented it to a leadership as a warning, they seemed to “know” what I was talking about, which I did not. Sad enough, that group of dear saints eventually was scattered because of such things, in my poor assessment.
This happened for a good reason. We all were really not ready nor willing to move on with the greater things of God at the time.
But bless the Lord through this I was afforded the opportunity to begin seriously and humbly quest the Lord of His understanding and wisdom on such a topic. The fruit of which is briefly mentioned in this discussion.