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Demons are Afoot!

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June 29, 2022 8:30 am

Demons are Afoot!

If Not For God / Mike Zwick

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June 29, 2022 8:30 am

Host Mike Zwick interviews Justin and Brooke Knoop from the YouTube Channel “Unshakable Kingdom”. Tune in to hear a great message from God and the Knoop’s own testimony with abortion. For more "If Not God" please subscribe to our YouTube Channel.

 

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We have our very special friend Justin knew back the last show we did were he was talking about where he cast out casting out demons. We actually had some really great comments. We had some great feedback from a lot of the folks who heard the show and there are of course some scoffers.

There are of course some people who were skeptical but you know is interesting what I was always surprised that were so many people that I talked to said yeah I know that I've seen that before that happens. And so I had a lot of really positive feedback but today were actually to be talking about the issue of abortion. We have Justin and his wife Brooke knew there out of Burlington, North Carolina, and they got her a ministry where they pray for people they pray for demons to lead people in it happens. I've seen it with my own eyes and excited about that. But they were actually to be looking at Joshua chapter 24 and starting in verse one and it says that Joshua gathered all the tribes of Israel to Shechem and called for the elders of Israel for their heads for their judges and for their officers and they presented themselves before God. And Joshua said to all the people, thus says the Lord God of Israel.

Your fathers, including Tara, the father of Abraham and the father neighbor dwelt on the other side of the river in all times and they served other gods that I took your father Abraham from the other side of the river, led him throughout all the land of Canaan and multiplied his descendents and gave him Isaac to Isaac. I gave Jacob and Esau to Esau I gave the mountains of Sayer to possess. But Jacob and his children went down to Egypt and I sent Moses and Aaron and I played Egypt, according to what I did. Among them afterwards. I brought you out and I brought your fathers out of Egypt and you came to the sea and the Egyptians pursued your father's with chariots and horsemen to the Red Sea, so they cried out to the Lord, and he put darkness between you and the Egyptians brought the sea upon them and covered them in your eyes saw what I did in Egypt. Then you dwelt in the in the wilderness a long time and I brought you into the land of the Amorites who dwelt on the other side of the Jordan and they fought with you that I gave them into your hand that you might possess their land and I destroyed them before you then bailout the son of zip or king of Moab arose to make war against Israel, and sent and called bail him the son of aorta curse you, but I would not listen to bail him. Therefore he continue to bless you. So I delivered you out of his hand.

Then you went over the Jordan and came to Jericho and the men of Jericho fought against you. Also, the Amorites, the parasites, the Canaanites and the Hittites and the get in the girder sites in the headlights and the Jebusites, but I delivered them into your hand.

I sent the hornet before you which drove them out before you.

Also, the two kings of the Amorites, but not with your sword or with your bow. I have given you a lien for which you did not labor in cities which you did not build and you dwell in them you eat other vineyards and olive groves which you did not plant now therefore, fear the Lord, serve him in sincerity and in truth and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the river and in Egypt. Serve the Lord if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the river are the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell.

But as for me and my house we will serve the Lord. Amen. But when I read that one of the issues that is central to us today is the issue of abortion. We had a huge ruling that came out this past I believe it was Friday and Roe versus Wade was overturned in a and I've heard that within 30 days to 26 states could outlaw abortion in their states. But you know a couple of the numbers that I actually saw was that in in the year 2020. There were 920,000 abortions in and in the United States in 2020, and in the same year there were 45,000 gun deaths and over half of those deaths were self-inflicted gunshot wounds and so people talked about gun deaths and how people are dying from guns like that but many many more people are actually dying in this in this and I see people are dying in this country from abortion.

You know what makes the issue. I think kind of central and personal to me is the fact that my dad and my mom are together in the early 80s and my dad wanted my mom to have an abortion and my mom says no were to have this child and so here I am doing the show but my friends brought Brooke and Justin knew you guys, had a similar story about how you met, and it was what, 14, 15 years ago. Yeah. So we met at a club about 1415 years ago few months before I had met him I was raised in church and I knew having intercourse before marriage was wrong, but I didn't really care side did a lot of that and that was probably my biggest addiction was men and I remember I was living with this one man and kicked me out and I realize like sex cannot keep a person a man in your life at that moment and I remember praying to God like I'm going to be celibate, and saw Mary. Can I have a restart. Even though I've highly destroyed.

You know that precious part of my life. I did really well for six months, which is a miracle for me and I met hand me that she actually was somewhere else with another guy for his birthday. I would like his date within us all. Just standing on my first time and later that night he got so intoxicated he could drive home and it kind of felt bad forms that took him home through great persistence. The I was like what's one more time and I'll start my ballet for tomorrow, so I gave into and then I might think, never have to see that man again in a week later and I'm pregnant with his baby.

Justin you you got a text message that I didn't. I know we should apportion his testimony in the last observer yeah I got a text message from her. She said hey when you talk I had heard from her in a weeks and honestly I was that type guy at that time I was hardier heavy partier and into women in all kinds of stuff like that pre-Christ and so I knew that meant so she called and she said it what you told me you had a test that Amy passed the test that I felt yeah I was a house and some of the times are you and said that I gave him the needs to take this you know what, honestly, at that time. It was surprising, but then again I was like, how long can I persist in this lifestyle before it happens and it was like when it hit when she said that I was like well. Go you can only take so many risks and chances and the good thing. Like I said was that the way I read. I was raised wasn't perfect by any means, but I was raised to at least when you mess up, take responsibility action. So we began to have that conversation. That's what would lead into the conversation of what our options did the idea of abortion ever come to your mind 100% because I was raised in a Christian home, I would say more religious home. My mother was not a spirit filled woman.

She just went to church and some things changed in her life because religion told her I had to change, but she did not have a true encounter with Jesus and chill just like that six years ago we got to deliver her in a bullpen on not receive the Holy Spirit. Her whole life changed after that.

So I was raised in a religious home.

I also was raised in a family where if you got pregnant you silenced that like my aunt had a child very young and was sent away to have the baby and then it was put up for adoption. I didn't even know. And so this man was years old that she had a child, so the family was very shunned upon to have a child outside of marriage.

So 100% that was my first all how to fix this problem because it was a huge problem for them.

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I'm trying to start a career. I don't know this guy has tattoos you one of the things I was think about with with you, just the rest thought about talking about abortion is that if if if you would've just got the abortion and never told you may have never come to know Christ is our right is right because that that that is a huge part of my testimony and is not funny but is actually amazing is as are our son grew up he learned our testimony and I don't know if any of you guys have expenses before some people who've grown up in church and ate they've had that good upbringing can sometimes get jealous of the person with the radical testimonium like I was you know an alcoholic on drugs.

I'm a first-generation Christian I came out of such a mess was transformed and when I squish when my son was old enough for us to share that with him. He was like dad. What I don't have the testimony he was six when he said that in and we thought a minute and the Lord put this on her heart.

He said I said you know what's on if it wasn't for you.

You were the pivotal point that God used in my life as I thought I had made this horrible mistake turned into the biggest blessing because it was part of what sobered me in a and and led me into conversion.

So after after the baby was born, I had to sit back okay, I got another life that I'm responsible for. I was still a daily drinker. We were still making horrible choices. But now it made me stop just enough to go okay now. My choices affect more than just me.

What I really want to do with this and it was just enough window to wear that the Holy Spirit could begin to plan a season begin to speak to my heart and you said that one day you were walking or standing in the hall and the Holy Spirit spoke to you yeah yeah that's right so I had and I was 23 years old and I had never opened the Bible before and asked me when family and commandments were in a Marty like six months pregnant like my mom told me to stay alive. Yeah, I knew the name, God, I knew the name Jesus and kind of the I think he did something with a cross literally like bare minimum knowledge and I'm walking down the hall one day and is clear as day. Not audible to my ear but I mean it felt like if a voice could penetrate your physical being. That's what it felt like and is said Justin you're the road you're walking down will lead to destruction.

I'm writing, I had opened up a Bible and so I didn't know till later. There's actually a scripture for Chris or I write that confirm later, he continued, and it was like I heard it once, but that was just ringing in my ear for weeks and I like is that we are visiting her mother's church and I tried and normally after the service they'll do like an altar call and I did member that my government with the sermon was about, but I remember that they would do an altar call and a member on this particular day sermon and unlike here it is. Here's my opportunity to go talk to this pastor and he says I will see you next week and I'm like oh no oh no, as I felt that kind of that rush of like adrenaline and what I do.

I was in this moment and it just broke some broken I chase the pastor down.

I don't know if he's ever had that experience with our someone chases you down and says leave me to Christ. But I didn't know what to do and note no religious upbringing. I chase him down and I told him what must I do to be saved is right next to him. I said I this was happening I hearing his voice and he said son I think I think that's God speaking to what I do and I remember that lots when he told me as well. That's great that I've done that about 100 times a kids camp in churches, but it never worked for me so I can like she grew up in that atmosphere/in her ear with Dole to that message. I'm hearing it for the first time, and so to totally different responses and so when you responded it was it was real it was.

It was 100% genuine. Yeah that and because nobody earning yeah it was the journey part was that there was there was no immediate discipleship. Nobody kinda took me under their wing and tell me what this thing look like thing is he was calling pastors and youth pastors and none of them were like a son, let me help you out there just like I'm not really sure about that or this is what I think and then never touch base and inches. That's what's really heartbreaking about that. That's honestly why our heart is still geared towards discipleship, intimate relationships, and communities are where people can learn practically what this looks like because a lot of people out there it's it's weird to say we can be in the church, 10, 15, 20 years and you ask him things like one of the great commission. Howdy, how do you pray, do stuff like this and like I don't know because I felt I felt stupid even asking because it's been so long I was never taught correctly what to do so. Sure, you know, in an going back to its topic. Your Sonia who was born in of Deuteronomy circa 3019 it says this day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curses now choose life so that you and your children may live so you guys chose to have the baby. When did you get married. Was it before or after this after his weight. He told me I said why think I'm in a keep the baby. I was raised by single mother Sonia how hard that was. That was a really big decision for me because I felt she went.

When I was a very difficult child and the one thing he said to me as he said I can't promise you that I'll marry you, but you will never be a single mother and so I took for some reason I just took that as tax and I told my mom that she's like all men live in a and he is catchy and on my yeah your truly don't know if he's going to be there but just something was telling me like he was legit.

Yes, I decided to have the baby and best ever made, and after we had him the day he was born, he proposed to me yet it all backwards and eyes that he proposed to me today was born and on in that process. There was some lack of faithfulness on his part which is really hard for me and things like that but three weeks before we got married to.

He proposed to me on July 27 of that year that my son was born, and then we were getting married until November 6.

In the next year, over a year.

In Genesis 2000 8008 2009 November 2000. Now you're getting married because my grandparents are the only people we knew that been married one time and had stayed married and both of our family.

Sounds like date is the good good day. My life is that we chose that day and then after that we were preparing for that. But then he had this encounter with God.

And like I said he never read it like he had said he never read a Bible and so anyhow, this encounter with the Lord. He came to minis like you were living together and were not married.

So I'm either going to move out and we wait until November and get married, then which with this was what month was this?

Much and I'm thinking this baby wakes up every two hours, never to figure something else out because your to be here for that part. I'm not doing that myself and second of all, I sent Enzo where he said we can get married in two weeks.

I'm off work the next weekend what you want to do and I said well were given an extreme person so I didn't. As soon as soon as I read that you know had a tell me like all this is right. Let's just move out and then we'll get married whatever I let it was just so I said because I wasn't raising it was just black and white and I got it. Let's do this the right way and so we moved up the wedding. We got married two weeks after our morning while in so you know the what what I read. There's 920,000 abortions in 2020, and further since over 60 million abortions since Roe versus Wade was legalized, no people here a lot of numbers, but tires is a very special boy's artwork. Let me tell you story about actually get out of my head. I think I should share this so we went a couple years ago when on vacation sauce. Much of the special boy is.

We went on vacation and unity. Typical family or Savior ministry and stuff like that you on vacation you're kind of you off-duty feel but innocent truth always appears that this is working you just follow his leading. The matter was we sit on the beach and there's a huge family next to a seminar to be what 1520 people are sitting there and our kids are playing in the water and hang out and stuff like that. All of a sudden we see Ty wander over 11 seats in this group of people.

He's walks up right in the middle of them starts a question, so he had been reading about was the verse that he was memorizing to his greatest works is yeah if Christ Jesus licked all the same spirit that lives in you. You raise your rates resolute greater than yeah yeah so he he goes and he goes hey did you guys know that if Spirit of God lives inside of you is the same spirit that raised Jesus from the dead, then you can you can you know you like Jesus, you knew Jesus in our like hoops kid is in the world in so little did we know that, and he started talking to them about his it's his overseas have you seen blind eyes open. All these things and this mom sneaks over to us and she's like you, this kids mom Mike yeah and she's like my daughter ever there was adopted from Russia or the Ukraine or something and she's like she's got a lot of issues that she really wants to follow Jesus. Can you help where I said yes under 2% of this place right here center here tonight is going to get right to the Lord getting baptized, getting deliverance and this pull on our vacation because my son mention one thing about Jesus to them and then she had gone into missions and really cool story Messiah. Yeah the tire is very special. Ty also with so this is one thing I really want women to understand is when you pursue abortion, even the thoughts of what happens to me. I went to Planned Parenthood because I wanted to know my options. And again, remember I said I felt like I was choking was and I could make a decision I can make a clear conscious thoughts how to get out of there. So my son Ty is 14 now but a couple of years ago we started to see some resistance in him some frustration in him and I looked at Justin Mike. I know it's crazy but I think you need some deliverance he's been raised in such as virtual bubble for most of his life now like lie and on one night we were actually doing deliverance on another woman and when he came into the rain and was manifesting and I was like that's not my child is either black.

He's angry. This is not normal. As I looked at him and I said you need deliverance and he was like no I don't and I'm like, he does not talk to me like that I might highlight yes you do, and he's like I said I'll give you one month since he got on this and if he tells you in one month that you're good then you're good but I said and if one might your behavior hasn't change ran up a free before we could even get to that one month process. He came to Jess and he's like I need deliverance and I needed to basketball practice and oddly enough the church. I give my life to Christ in where the basketball practice was and we pulled into the parking lot and he's weeping. He said that pray for me.

Now pray for me now.

For now, and I'm like alright so I pull in the back of that church parking lot and pray for him and ended up he ends up getting a radical deliverance, but the very first thing that Justin cast out of him was a spirit of rejection from the wound up and when he started manifesting out was pretty intense and he just coughed up this nasty stuff and he actually recorded because he knew I wanted see or be a part of this unit and so I was watching and I just start weeping on my Lord. Like how in the world and he said broke the moment you stepped into that place to make a decision is the moment you rejected that child and it attached to him. So your sin as a mother and a woman has effect on that baby in your wing whether you choose to keep it or not, but is there forgiveness and hope. Yes, there is but hope in life is the option is the choice that should not even why do we even have the first thought. Can I keep it wise that even a thought in our minds, but it's because it's an option is the one of the first things we think about you 976 I had gotten you guys to pray for me when I was at your house a little while ago and one of the things that that I thought about maybe that same spirit of rejection, dad didn't want me or whatever and so I totally get that. But you guys actually pray deliverance over women who have had abortion very often you it's honestly one of the most common things you hear when a woman sits in your house and wants deliverance because people are very quick to open up in the setting, and in the environment that we have diminished is a very comfortable environment I thought were really easy people to talk to because we been through it all and I want to guard, that it's easy to relate when you been turned on and tell people that you can't tell me anything either. I haven't done better than you or have been confessed from others and said they open up and that one thing is always the last thing are the thing that has to be like pride out of their mouth because they can't speak it and I'm like yeah what is that in us because normally with these situations like leave when it comes to abortion. Many things can be attached to that shame, and security. A spirit of murder we cast out of a woman because that's what it is, whether you realize that are not you are taking the life of someone and you don't have the right to you and it's premeditated. It was an accident. You know you chose this, that is a spirit of murder and and a lot of women who have experienced that they deal with anger towards the other children they may have conceived after because they're still very angry with the choice that they made for one child, or child after whatever the case may be. A good example of a specific instance. So pray for woman and this is no. We preface this with this doesn't mean because we give this example, if you've done this and you want to medically have the power over pray for a woman, and this is the thing the Holy Spirit brought to the attack brought to our attention, and as soon as we expose it as soon as we called out what it is.

She immediately had excruciating pain in her gut and her stomach almost like like a knife carving in just by calling out that action of what took place and we are we are able to pray and pray and pray and pray in this thing just completely released off of her and the crazy thing was is a lot of those those feelings those that aggravation that shame, the feeling that we heard the most out of anything is a lot of women will deal with a say I've repented of it. I've asked the Lord for forgiveness, but I don't feel forgiven is something that constantly feels like this black cloud over my head and they never seem to get over it and so that was that spiritual aspect of the enemy holding it over their head and once he was removed from the situation. All the sudden they're like I feel like something is lifted off so slightly as part of that starts with confession because anything kept in the dark will torment you just confessing brings some type of relief and freedom. But then sometimes deliverance needs to take place because it's just rooted deeper than other situations. Yeah, I think this past Wednesday I went and I saw Justin cast the demon out of someone and I told Robbie Gilmore, the Christian card and I said I've seen it with my own Israel, but you got a YouTube channel.

It's called unshakable kingdom is not right and Justin has a new YouTube channel that has absolutely blown up this guys got like 22,000 views 19,000 views about the name of the new show is called blessing boys is not right you know to close this out. I don't want to read something real quick I was when I was praying about this and think about it. One of the things that I thought about as it would be it would be really easy for us not to talk about the subject. You know this is what people consider a controversial subject, but I do believe that were coming to the place in America where I believe were to see persecution that I a believer to see intense persecution against Christians and I think one of the things that we have to do this like when I was reading Joshua 24 at the beginning is choose you this day whom you will serve him and so we have to we have to choose to make a stand for what's true and so read something that was supposedly written down just before a missionary was murdered in Zimbabwe and this is what he wrote on no part of the fellowship of the unashamed. I have holy Holy Spirit power. The die has been cast. I have stepped over the line. The decision has been made of a disciple of his. I will look back let up slowdown back away or be still my past is redeemed, my present makes sense.

My future is secure, unfinished and down with low living site walking, small planning, smooth knees, colorless dreams tame divisions Monday and talking cheap living in dwarfed goals are no longer need prominence, prosperity, position, promotions, plaudits or popularity. I don't have to be right. First topped tops recognized appraised, regarded or rewarded. I now live by faith leaned on his presence walked by patients lift by prayer and labor by power bifaces set gait is fast. My goal is heaven, my road is narrow my way is rough. My companions are few, my guide is reliable. My mission is clear I cannot be bought, compromised, detoured Lord away, turned back, deluded or delayed. I will not flinch in the face of sacrifice, hesitate in the presence of the adversary, negotiate at the table of the enemy, ponder at the pool popularity or meander in the maze of mediocrity. I will give up, shut up, let up until I have stayed up, stored up, prayed up, paid up and preached up for the cause of Christ.

I am a disciple of his. I must go till he comes.

Give till I drop preached all know and work until he stops me. And when he comes for his own will have no problem recognizing me be in her will be clear that somebody's not backing down, and Justin, Brooke, do you guys are back and don't even think you so much, if not for God YouTube channel. If not for God with Mike Zwick is like private patient will you have you considered joining the Polish Roman Catholic Union of America, also known as PRC a life PRC.

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