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.
Many times we humans mistake lust for love. Lust is possessive, claiming ownership and rights. Lust wants immediate gratification and is demanding. Since lust is impatient and controlling, the quickest way to cut the chains of its demonic work is to abide in love. “Love is patient, kind, not given to envy, neither is it concerned for itself” (see 1 Corinthians 13). Lust is self-centered and self-seeking, whereas love on the other hand is selfless and concerned with the well being of others. Therefore when you interact with a person who is not dwelling and motivated by love, their self-interest eventually comes to the forefront and shows itself. The more deeply and heavily attached they are to their own agenda, the easier it is for demon spirits to find room for play in their soul. And not only play, but space to operate and work through them causing havoc in relationships (professional and personal).
Abide in God’s love being connected, rooted, and grounded in Him; where you identity and security is found. As you dwell in love, demon spirits will not have play in or access to you. Upon discovering the freeing liberty of living a life of love, the former emotional attachments and tendency to swiftly react in circumstances will fade away in the light of God’s glory and goodness. Then the “pain-body” of demonic activity will be put to rest because you will have withdrawn from the drama and dismissed yourself from the demonic game and power grab.
“Be kindly affectionate one toward another with brotherly love; in honor preferring one another” (Romans 12:10).
“And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Thessalonians 5:23).
“And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen” (Romans 16:20).
by Paul Davis