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HAS GOD GIVEN MAN FREE WILL?

Galatians 5:13;  You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.

John 7:17; Anyone who chooses to do the will of God will find out whether my teaching comes from God or whether I speak on my own.

 

1 Corinthians 2:14 “But a natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually appraised.”

Joshua 24:15; 15 But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.”

These verses all show that a man has free will and choice.

That is why there would be a Judgement Day which would judge the choices man has made during his life.

God in Genesis Gave man dominion over the Earth.  (See 

THE BEGINNING OF MANKIND)

God NEVER overwhelms any man.  God waits for him to make up his own mind and then will move to help.

Mark 11:24;  Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

We have the Holy Spirit which is part of God - if we have accepted Jesus as our Lord and Savior - inside us (See THE HOLY SPIRIT) working with our God-given human spirit (See THE HUMAN SPIRIT)

The Holy Spirit, being part of God would not make choices for man and overwhelm or decide his choices for him.  If he did we would have no sickness or evil.

It was one of Jesus's last commands to His disciples to heal the sick and remove demons.

Luke 9:1-2; Then He called His twelve disciples together and gave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure diseases. 2 He sent them to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the sick. 

REMOVAL OF DEMONS WITHOUT THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE POSSESSED.

This is considered witchcraft  See link https://www.powerfulwitchcraft.com/demon-removal-spells/ also

https://www.psychicmahadev.com/witchcraft-removal

https://blackwitchcoven.com/product-category/spells/remove-demon-or-ghost/

Then there is this verse:

 

Deuteronomy 18:10-13; "There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee. Thou shalt be perfect with the LORD thy God.” 

We can pray, along with the Holy Spirit and the Holy Spirit can remove the demon, as per Mark 11:24; Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.

The problem with removal of a demon/s without the previous exercising of a person's will and approval is the following verse:

An Unclean Spirit Returns

Matthew 12:43“When an unclean spirit goes out of a man, he goes through dry places, seeking rest, and finds none. 44Then he says, ‘I will return to my house from which I came.’ And when he comes, he finds it empty, swept, and put in order. 45 Then he goes and takes with him seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter and dwell there; and the last state of that man is worse than the first. So shall it also be with this wicked generation.”

If the person would have known what was about to  happen, he would have been able to prepare himself with God, so demons could not enter his/her body and put on the full armor of God and learn the relevant verses and learn to recogize demons for himself and be able to rise up against them:

The Whole Armor of God

Ephesians 6:10-13; Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the [b]wiles of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

Without his/her knowledge and training, they end up in  at least 7 times worse position than before

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