While Oprah and Eckhart Tolle reviewed chapter 5 of the book A New Earth, the two discussed “the pain body” as Eckhart calls it.
Tolle: “But don’t underestimate the pain-body’s ability to draw out some, to make you unconscious again, to push some kind of button, and you will find yourself reacting again. Because pain-bodies are very cunning, very clever. And they know exactly what will make you unconscious and what will make you react.”
Oprah: “You speak of it like it’s a creature that’s like an alien force inside of us. Yeah”
Tolle: “Yes, that’s how I see it.”
Here both Eckhart and Oprah identify the demonic activity that seeks to tempt and torment us all, which ultimately causes torment and brings havoc into our lives.
The war that goes on in every one of us rages and must be fought skillfully so we can gain dominion inwardly. “For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: for the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds; casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; and having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled” (2 Corinthians 10:3-6).
Thoughts and images are what we battle with most. As I’ve said before, a thought like a bird can fly overhead, but you don’t have to allow it to nest in you. Just let it go by, recognize it for what it is, and reject it. If a thought or spirit with a message (a “messenger of Satan”) persists troubling you, rebuke it in the Name of Jesus and command it to go. All demon spirits are subject to the name of Jesus and the Word of God.
Seventy disciples in a particular city discovered the mighty power of the Name of Jesus, when they were able to overcome demon spirits by speaking the Lord’s Name. “And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, ‘Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through Your Name.'” (Luke 10:17)
Jesus replied, “Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Notwithstanding in this do not rejoice that the spirits are subject to you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven” (Luke 10:19-20).
Jesus firmly and wholeheartedly acknowledged that as long as we abide in Him, upon using His Name we shall be immediately victorious over every evil spirit. Nevertheless to prevent pride and spiritual boasting, Jesus immediately pulled the perspective back within stating that our focus should be on our eternal relationship with God rather than the power He gives us on earth to fulfill His purposes.
by Paul Davis