HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF THE PYTHON SPIRIT?
I am terrified of snakes and it actually took me awhile to write this just because of the thought alone of a snake, especially a python, scares the daylights outta me! But I knew that God wanted me to get the word out about different kinds of spirits that are lurking around our world today.
The python is one of the largest non-venomous snakes in the world and physically it does not live near the USA, thank God, but unfortunately, it is used by the enemy in the spiritual realm. Just as the python in the physical world sneaks upon its prey, wraps itself around its prey, squeezes the air out of its lungs, and then devours its prey whole, this is exactly what the spirit of python does as well.
THE SPIRIT OF PYTHON WILL:
Sneak upon you
Slither & Coil itself around you
Try to squeeze the Holy Spirit out of you (the breath of God)
Try to get you to stop praying, worshipping God, and fills your mind full of lies (Cuts off your communication with God)
Creates within you worry, weariness, hopelessness, doubt, depression, suicidal thoughts, Bitterness, lack of focus, and the feeling that you are not loved by anyone
Spirits are very real! The spiritual realm is very real! There are good spirits (angels) & there are evil spirits (demons) fighting a constant battle.
Paul & Silas were the two that encountered the python spirit head on and were thrown into prison. As you look below at the scripture in Acts, you will not see the word “python,” but “divination.” This word’s definition reads in the English standard, occultic, witchcraft, the practice of seeking knowledge of the future or the unknown by supernatural means. But when you begin digging deeper and deeper into other translations, you will find that in the Greek, the word used is puthon; which translates into python.
16 And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying:
17 The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the highest God, which shew unto us the way of salvation. 18 And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour. 19 And when her masters saw that the hope of their gains was gone, they caught Paul and Silas, and drew them into the marketplace unto the rulers, 20 And brought them to the magistrates, saying, These men, being Jews, do exceedingly trouble our city, 21 And teach customs, which are not lawful for us to receive, neither to observe, being Romans. 22 And the multitude rose up together against them: and the magistrates rent off their clothes, and commanded to beat them. 23 And when they had laid many stripes upon them, they cast them into prison, charging the jailor to keep them safely: 24 Who, having received such a charge, thrust them into the inner prison, and made their feet fast in the stocks. 25 And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. 26 And suddenly there was a great earthquake so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and everyone's bands were loosed. 27 And the keeper of the prison awaking out of his sleep, and seeing the prison doors open, he drew out his sword and would have killed himself, supposing that the prisoners had been fled. 28 But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying, Do thyself no harm: for we are all here. 29 Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas, 30 And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? 31 And they said, Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. 32 And they spake unto him the word of the Lord, and to all that were in his house. 33 And he took them the same hour of the night, and washed their stripes; and was baptized, he and all his, straightway. 34 And when he had brought them into his house, he set meat before them, and rejoiced, believing in God with all his house. 35 And when it was the day, the magistrates sent the serjeants, saying, Let those men go. 36 And the keeper of the prison told this saying to Paul, The magistrates have sent to let you go: now therefore depart, and go in peace. 37 But Paul said unto them, They have beaten us openly uncondemned, being Romans, and have cast us into prison; and now do they thrust us out privily? nay verily; but let them come themselves and fetch us out. 38 And the serjeants told these words unto the magistrates: and they feared when they heard that they were Romans. 39 And they came and brought them, and brought them out, and desired them to depart out of the city. 40 And they went out of the prison, and entered into the house of Lydia: and when they had seen the brethren, they comforted them, and departed.
The enemy and his plans have not changed since the Garden Of Eden. Just as he deceived Adam and Eve, he is still deceiving many today. He wants to use the spirit of python to get you to pull away from God and get you to the point of giving up.
See, the enemy knows the destiny that God has placed in your life. He knows your gifts, talents, and the power through God that you have inside of you. So if he slowly squeezes the breath of God out of you, gets you to stop praying, worshipping God and believing that God has a calling and plan for you, then you will eventually give up all hope.
Unless you decide to stand against this type of spirit, rebuke it, have it cast out so you can be delivered and recieve true freedom from it, you will continue to be bound by it.
God wants you to live an abundant life full of blessings. He does not want his children chained and living with these spirits upon them. The freedom that you so desire is very easy to receive. If you feel that you are bound by this awful spirit, seek out trusted people to pray for deliverance. You do not have to be living in sin to have this spirit upon you! It will come upon anybody.
The spirit of python does not want you to reach your potential because you threaten the devil with the gifts that God has given you…..
I will gladly pray for you if you feel as if the spirit of python is trying its best to devour you. Feel free to email me: firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment below. Have a blessed week.