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Demon Busters Process

 

A SPIRITUAL PROCESS OF DELIVERANCE

This book will give you God's perspective on demons!!!
This book will give you God’s perspective on demons!!!

Remember, freedom is a journey of relationship with God in the body, soul, and Spirit – not an arrival. What you choose to believe determines what you will experience. Jesus said, “Be it unto you according to your faith…” Remember, faith without works is dead. Working through the natural symptoms, the God-given process of the soul is necessary for the development of faith. God loves this process. He said come and let us reason together. This process will open a door of access to this place of reason.

I have made this workbook to function as either a personal Sozolife experience or as a frame through which you can learn how to minister to others. This process, guided through the power of the Holy Spirit, will bring freedom and release to you or a client into a life of the Spirit. So you will recognize that in some places I will refer to you as an individual, and at other times I will refer to the client. A process is necessary for the soul, whether it be for your own heart or the heart of a client.

The following Card is the 8-step process we will follow.

Deliverance Process Card
Deliverance Process Card

 

STEP #1 – MAKE AT EASE

BEGIN WITH CASUAL TALK CENTERED ON THEIR INTERESTS. SHOW THEM THAT YOU ARE GENUINELY INTERESTED IN THEM. THEN BEGIN IN PRAYER.

Introduce the Process

If you have never heard of the Sozo process, the following few pages will help you understand and walk toward God through the power of the Holy Spirit

1.  In this experience we will ask a lot of questions. Some of you, some of the Spirit of truth, some of Jesus. He will speak to you in a number of different ways; like thoughts that roll across in the back of your mind, memories that when put into words give direction or meaning, pictures that appear on the screen of your mind, or impressions you have a deep “knowing” about. Through this process, write down any changes that might in your physical body (like a heat flash) in the experiences you relate. (James 5:16; 1 John 1:9)

2.  The process of Sozo is a walk in the Spirit between you and God and is therefore an act of faith. “Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God.” Therefore, the words you use must stir your faith. So if you think of words that hold more power than the words written here, please use them. This is just an outline to follow.

3.  You will be working through some repeat after me prayers and/or statements that will confess sins, renounce lies, repent for judgments, break agreement with vows and heart covenants, as well as sever unrighteous soul ties. We call this working the Kingdom Circle. (Romans 8:1-11, James 4:6-8)

As you begin to ask questions, you will clearly direct your questions. For example: “Holy Spirit of truth, will you show me where this action first started in my life?” As you are receiving the answer from God you will recognize two senses or flows of feelings through this session.

 The First: A sense of a flow from Spiritwhich will feel like a bubbling up from your stomach area and then a “knowing…” or memory about either an experience or a word or phrase about an answer to a question. (Jesus said, from your belly will flow rivers of living water.)

The Second: A sense of mind editing that will feel like a ticker tape of thoughts clicking through the back of your mind, and then a conclusion of these thoughts spitting out. When you are asking a question, you may have to wait for an answer. Don’t be anxious about time or your performance. (you will want to keep the mind editing to a minimum)  

I recommend that you do some hearing, sensing and seeing in the Spirit exercises, in the beginning to get your imagination up and running. The imagination is the platform where the physical and spiritual realms meet, and the images appear on the screen of your mind.

STEP #2 – ACTIVATE INNER MAN SCREEN

THE OBJECTIVE IS OPENING THE EYES OF THE SOUL FOR THE IMAGINATION’S QUEST TO LIVE IN THE SPIRIT. REMEMBER THAT THE SOUL NEEDS THE IMAGINATION TO PROCESS.

Activation Exercises

  1. The following is an inner-man sensing exercise. Work though each word waiting for each image to form on the screen of your mind. Then stay connected with your mind’s eye picture, not changing the picture but looking into all the details. And write down each detail. (For example the background color of the picture. Whether it is white or gray or black. Is the object standing alone like a picture or is there a setting like a house, green grass, blue sky or so forth?)

Speak this word to yourself and picture this on the screen of your mind… (Work through these words one at a time…) 

i.      “Coca Cola” – Now describe the picture that formed on the screen of your mind in writing here.

 ii.      “Rainbow” – Describe the scene and write it down here.

iii.      “Tower” – Now describe this scene on paper as well.

Now do the same exercise with the following words. Let a picture, feeling, sense, or thought form on the screen of your mind and then describe the scene or picture in detail in writing here. Use as much detail as possible.

iv.      Anger

v.      Love

The scripture says in 1 John 4:1 “Try the spirits, to see whether they are of God…” So you can sense the Spirits. Also, you have the gift of discernment that allows you to discern the spiritual climate and spiritual beings around you. (Hebrews 5:14; 1 Corinthians 12:10-13) When you sense or discern a spirit, you will do so by describing the quality of energy coming from the spirit being. (For example, if a being is emanating a cold and depressing energy it is depression; if a spirit is emanating a positive light with the energy of life and strength it is an angel of God sent for a purpose.)

So I want you, with your Spirit, to reach out and “scan” or take a look around with your spiritual eyes. Scan the room slowly in a circle. “Do you sense any other presences here?” These may appear as a blip on a radar screen or a form on an ultra-sound screen:

  • When you sense something, describe on paper what you see or sense and where it is located.
  • Reach out with your spiritual senses and discern each presence, one at a time. “What words would you use to describe what you are feeling coming from that presence?”

Opening Blockages

  • If you are not sensing anything, there may not be anything present. It is also possible that you may be shut down and unable to sense what is around you. Most people do not have a habit of sensing what is around them. If this is a new experience for you, it may start slow.

When you make decisions in your heart you experience the results of faith. In Romans 10:9–10, you establish an eternal covenant by believing in your heart and confessing with your mouth. Since this works with salvation it will also work for all other covenants. Now you are beginning to engage spiritual sight. “Have you at any time been taught in your church or family that you can’t hear sense, feel or see God?”  If yes, follow these actions.

  1. “Lord God, I confess before you the sin of believing false teachings about God, myself, and others… and I choose today to break agreement with all the teachings of man and/or doctrines of demons in Jesus’ name.”
  2. “I choose to forgive my teachers who taught me…” (name them if possible)
  3. “I break agreement with the lie that says, “I cannot hear, see, feel, or sense God… and I step into agreement with the truth that says, “My sheep hear my voice and I know them and I give unto them eternal life…” John 10
  4. “I break any vow that I have believed in my heart or spoken with my mouth about God that would say, “I can’t see in the spirit.” … “God doesn’t want to be seen…”
  5. “And I choose to bless my teachers… I agree with God that he/she will come into the truth.”

Hearing God

You must understand that you can “hear” God with all five senses. Helen Keller is a prime example. If Helen Keller had not used her imagination to process the outside world, she would not have been able to communicate what her heart was saying to anyone. Writing down what you hear through all five senses is a new experience for most people. Exercise it and it will grow. Now ask yourself, what is the most important issue in my life right now? Then ask, “Holy Spirit of truth, how does this issue affect my life and belief system?” Now, what do you hear, see, sense, or feel anything as you ask this question? (Write the theme here.)

When you are moving to an experience, you may see different images flipping like a picture book. Let them flip until the Holy Spirit causes your memory to rest on one. Then write a description of this memory in as much detail as possible below. You may have a sense of a memory. You may hear a word, like childhood. Then we will ask another question.

Why so many questions?

I asked the Holy Spirit, “Why so many questions? Why don’t you just tell us the answer right away?”

He said, “How do you get to know someone?”

I responded with, “Well, by asking them questions.”

He then said, “I like questions because it causes them to hear me and know me; and it causes them to know me and hear my voice in a repetitive fashion. You learn by doing.”

The memory or experience that comes up first may be on the way to the first time you experienced this feeling or sense. When you get to the experience, describe the memory in as much detail as possible. Then play the memory again and write what is happening.

STEP #3 – VERBALIZE THE SYMPTOMS

FIND THE WORDS, HOWEVER DIFFICULT, TO DESCRIBE THE SYMPTOMS THAT PLAGUE THEM. ASK QUESTIONS TO PINPOINT THE ACTUAL EXPERIENCES THAT SOUND RIGHT TO THEIR HEART.

If you are ministering to someone, let them verbalize in their own words the symptoms they are facing. As they are speaking, listen to them with good eye contact, and then ask questions that will bring clarity, if needed, to the exact issue or place of demonic oppression. Remember, wherever demonic oppression exists, there will be sin issues for them to deal with.

The Six Door Chart

When you are finished with the questions, look on the six doors chart to locate the door and the key that opened the door. Another option will be to work through the Six Doors Chart, one door or square at a time. The chart will show you how to deal with the issue at hand. As you discern the door and how it was opened, the Spirit will show you how to deal with the issue and close the door. Ask the Spirit of truth any question you want to know.

SIX DOOR CHART
SIX DOOR CHART

 

Now begin this process with a word of Prayer:

Let’s begin with Prayer…

(If you are ministering to someone this is a Repeat after me prayer, phrase by phrase. Make the phrases short.)

“Heavenly Father, I give you my heart and my life. You are my Lord and I will have no other. Father God, will you please send the blood of Jesus and cleanse my body, soul and Spirit…?

I choose to confess any sins, transgressions, and iniquities before you now in the name of Jesus and I entirely submit my body, soul and spirit to you right now in Jesus’ name…!

Today, I confess my fear, doubt and unbelief before you. Lord Jesus, will you send a fresh filling of the Holy Spirit into my body, soul and spirit right now?

Background Information

Ephesians 6:12 MSG “This is no afternoon athletic contest that we’ll walk away from and forget about in a couple of hours. This is for keeps, a life-or-death fight to the finish against the Devil and all his angels.”

Step into the Authority of Christ

You and I are in a battle that rages around us in the seen and the unseen realms. Sometimes the impulses you feel are coming from the lusts in your flesh, while other urges, usually with force are coming from the spirit realm…therefore it is imperative for you to put on the armor of God and stand in the authority that Christ established for you through the cross.

Put on God’s whole armor [the armor of a heavy-armed soldier which God supplies], that you may be able successfully to stand up against [all] the strategies and the deceits of the devil.

Put On Your Spiritual Armor

“Lord God, in Jesus name I take the armor of God. I choose to put on the belt of truth… let me see, know and experience the spirit of truth and wear the belt of truth now in Jesus name…

And Lord God, I choose to put on the breastplate of righteousness. Lord I choose to yield to you and your righteousness. So I do not stand in my own righteousness, but I stand in your righteousness… Lord I confess as sin any time I have stood in my own righteousness, my own ideas and my own opinions…

Lord God, I put on now the gospel of peace on my feet. I walk right in the peace of God and will not be rattled by what I see or what I experience. You have created me for a relationship with you in the Holy Spirit…and I take that truth now in Jesus name.

Lord God, I choose to take the shield of faith… I choose to believe now. Lord God, I believe that you are the one who owns all things, is in charge of it all things, and the one who will give me the power to overcome all things. I choose faith.

Lord God, I put on the helmet of salvation on my head. I choose the mind of Christ in truth. Guard my thoughts and my heart as I walk through this time in Jesus’ name.

Lord God I take the sword of the spirit which is the Word of God. I will strike down all the lies of the wicked one. I will fight the good fight of faith. I will wield the sword of the spirit through the power of the spoken word in Jesus’ name… Amen.

STEP #4 – DISCERN THE LAST EXPERIENCE

BRING UP THE LAST EXPERIENCE TO CONNECT WITH FAMILIAR FEELINGS OF PAST DEMONIC EXPERIENCES. THIS WILL FOCUS THE MEMORY TO FOLLOW THE SENSE OR FEELING THE FIRST ENTRANCE INTO YOUR LIFE.

Since you exist in the physical (seen) and spirit (unseen) realm at the same time, this next section will be a spiritual discernment exercise.

Spiritual Discernment

You are told in the Bible to try (test) the spirits to see if they are from God. According to scripture, there are angels of light that are sent to help you, and angels of darkness that are sent to destroy you. The angels that are sent to help you will minister to you, strengthen you, guard you, bring revelation to you, and fight the spiritual warfare with you. (Hebrews 1:14) The spirits that are sent to destroy you are demons. They will frustrate the grace of God, condemn you, accuse you, and as a result steal, kill, and destroy whatever you allow. As you live life here on earth and walk through different experiences, you will pick up demonic leaches. These demons will suck the life, hope, love, faith, power and revelation from you. It is therefore paramount that you learn to discern the spirits.

The scripture says, “BELOVED, DO not put faith in every spirit, but prove (test) the spirits to discover whether they proceed from God… (4)  Little children, you are of God [you belong to Him] and have [already] defeated and overcome them [the agents of the antichrist], because He Who lives in you is greater (mightier) than he who is in the world. (1 John 4:1-4 AMP)

Your soul, submitted to the Holy Spirit of truth, will register and evaluate the quality, character, attitude, and disposition of the spiritual beings around you. With your spirit, the invisible eyes of the heart, you can look around in the spirit realm and see if there are any perceivable presences around you. Then discern their origin and purpose. When you have discerned these spiritual beings, then you can take the proper action toward them. Remember to replace each unclean spirit with the opposite holy angel or spirit. (I have included a list for these in a later section for your reference.) Here are a few questions to get you started.

Begin With The Most Recent Incident

FIRST QUESTION: ASK: “Can you remember the time when you experienced the last oppression?” Let them go into the memory of that last encounter. Warn them that the feelings will not be good, but soon they will be delivered!

SECOND QUESTION: ASK: “Will you describe the event in as much detail as possible?” As they tell the story, begin to make a mental note concerning the various emotions or feelings they are experiencing.

THIRD QUESTION: ASK: “How would you put the senses or feelings from this experience into words? Or “If the feelings coming up inside you could speak, what would they say?” Write down the phrases that come up, and then recite the statements that they have just given you, in a list form. These will be the sins, lies, judgments, vows, generational curses, and heart beliefs that must be renounced and repented of, for a lasting freedom to be achieved. (James 4:6-8) These will be dealt with when you work the kingdom circle.

FOURTH QUESTION: ASK: Now while you are sensing these feelings ask this question… “Holy Spirit of truth, will you please show me where this spirit first entered my life?” In this you are asking the Holy Spirit to show you what circumstance and what decision caused you to come into agreement with the demonic. After this is revealed, work through the kingdom circle.   

FIFTH QUESTION: ASK: “Holy Spirit of truth, will you open the Spirit realm right now and show me what is going on around me right now please?”

Scan the Room

Now, Close your eyes and with your Spiritual eyes look around in the Spirit realm. It will be like scanning the room with a red scanning line.

Please make a note of the location where you sense a presence of a spirit being or beings right now. Move your right hand (in the spirit) in a clock wise direction, and scan a circle around you (you may sense or see a cloud, a black hooded figure, snakes or holy angels: each entity will usually be dressed in agreement with their job: death can be dark and cold with a reaper.) Remember, demons lie, and at times they will hide. This may happen because a part of the person getting delivered may not want to let go of the demon. If the demon disappears, begin confessing the sins, lies, vows, judgments, and generational curses that surround the issue that has come up through the Six Door Chart.

Where you see a presence place an X, and then mark it with a number in the order around the circle below. You are in the circle and your face is at the point of the arrow. A prayer for this may be something like:

“Lord Jesus, will you show me what presences are present around me right now, and will you reveal each presence in its true form, Please?

Now, describe the kind of energy you sense coming from each presence. This will be what you sense, feel, hear, see, or have an impression about.

(For example: number one is a foggy cloud and from it I sense fear… and if it could speak it would say… “I’m going to kill you…” or “You can’t do anything by yourself…” or “I control you and I will help you keep it together…” Just give these feelings or etc. words…) If this energy could speak, what would it say? Romans 10:9-10

Energy characteristics: (How would you describe the energy coming from the first presence?)

 

The energy type of the spirit will tell you what its purpose is and why it has come.

 

When you discern the spirit and what its purpose is, it’s time to get down to the basics of how the door was opened to this spirit, and take the steps to close the door.

 

As you describe the energies coming from each presence… the characteristics of the energy will give you an indication of what the demon is and the doors or issue you will need to deal with…  (For example: if one senses lust with the feelings of sexual sin with a residual dirty violation feeling, then this is defilement. This is usually picked up through sexual sin and therefore sexual sin must be confessed… then repent for any and every judgment made toward anyone who has participated with you in these acts.)  Confess any sin involved, renounce any lie agreed with, repent for any judgment made, and/or break any vow or covenant agreed upon.

List the sin issue, the lie agreed with, the covenant made, the vow spoken or agreed with in the heart.

List the truths spoken and agreed with that is the opposite of the original wrong pattern.

STEP #5 – ASK HOLY SPIRIT FOR THE FIRST ENTRANCE

THERE WILL BE A FIRST TIME FOR ANYONE TO AGREE WITH A DEMON. IF A DEMON IS PRESENT, IT HAS GAINED ACCESS THROUGH AGREEMENT. TAKE OUT THE AGREEMENT BY RENOUNCING THE FIRST LIE AND ANY VOWS SPOKEN FROM THE HEART OR MOUTH.

After you have connected with the last time you experienced the demonic oppression, and then moved to use that sense and feeling to go to the first agreement. This is the time they said “YES!” to this demon. When you arrive at the memory of that experience, treat it like a real happening, regardless of how you remember it.

“Holy Spirit of truth, do you want to show me where this spirit first gained entrance into my life?

Describe this experience by writing it in bullet points, event-by-event. You may have to go over and over the memory and ask the Spirit of truth to focus them in memory. If the memory is painful, you will need to encourage them with the value of renouncing the first lie and replacing it with truth.

Our heart agreements are like signed contracts for the guidance of the soul. You are looking for the moment they believed they needed help and what decision they made to get it.

How old do you sense you are in this memory?  _______________

Now, ask the Spirit of truth to slow this memory down and ask this question…. “What feelings do I sense coming up from within me during this event?”

Discerning the Belief System

If these feelings had words what would they say? Let these become statements… like. I am angry. I am helpless and hopeless, and I need help. I will never let that happen again to me. I hate them for doing that to me. And explain that these feelings and senses can be woven like a rope and have many fibers that will be a little different feeling. Hate can be mixed with resentment. Anger can be mixed with betrayal. Betrayal may be mixed with helplessness. Animosity can mesh with revenge. And etc.

Write these feelings in the order they come up… These feeling are the heart agreements and hold the lies that the demon is attached to: like “I break agreement with a lie that says, ‘I am helpless.’ And I come into agreement with the truth that says, ‘I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.’” Another, “I break agreement with a lie that says, ‘I am rejected, because they betrayed me.’ And I come into agreement with the truth that says, ‘I am accepted in Christ who chose me before the foundations of the world.’”

In the feelings you just experienced… Write to the right of the specific feeling the offence toward self, others or God…) (Example: feeling of Betrayal… the betrayal is saying… “be angry, hurt someone, take revenge, act out hostility, you are hopeless, Stand up for yourself in pride…” Feeling of fear… the fear is saying “withdraw and protect yourself…” etc).  Each of these feeling or offences will tell you what sins you have committed, what lies you have believed, what vows you have agreed with, and if there are any curses connected…

Energy characteristics:

The sin issue, the lie agreed with, the covenant made, the vow spoken or agreed with in the heart…

The truths spoken and agreed with that is the opposite of the original wrong pattern…

Energy characteristics:

The sin issue, the lie agreed with, the covenant made, the vow spoken or agreed with in the heart…

The truths spoken and agreed with that is the opposite of the original wrong pattern…

STEP #6 – WORK THE KINGDOM CIRCLE

REPENTANCE IS IMPORTANT IN THE PROCESS OF DELIVERANCE, AND WILL HELP YOU WALK THROUGH THE KINGDOM ONE STEP AT A TIME. THIS IS SLOW IN THE BEGINNING, BUT WILL GET EASIER AND FASTER AS YOU LEARN TO REPENT.

Are you ready to deal with these issues now?

This is the Kingdom Circle because the rule and reign will come from within you. Jesus said, “The kingdom of God is within you.” As you start to work this circle, put the experience or issue inside the circle, and begin with Step 1. After step one is complete, go back to the experience and move it to the second step, and continue around the kingdom circle.

The Kingdom Circle
The Kingdom Circle

Walk through Repentance

The illustration here is a helicopter pad. Through lies, judgments, vows, sins, soul ties, curses, self covenants we build a place that gives a demon the legal right to terrorize. As you tear this pad apart and carry it away, the demon loses strength and cannot stay. Casting them out after this is like swatting a fly.

Working the Kingdom Circle involves the act of placing the event that formed the belief system that invited the demon’s involvement, in the center of the Kingdom Circle. Each step will process your heart to cleanse the soul. As you complete each step, you will restore your belief system by renouncing the lies that you have chosen to believe, and breaking the power of words that have been spoken in your life, breaking the vows you have made to protect yourself, repenting of the judgments you have made to usurp yourself above another, and receive the truth of God for the lies you have received.

A lie is a deception and falsehood that fabricates a reason to do something that I already know is wrong. A vow is an agreement we make with our self or someone else to stay in control. A curse is conjured words spoken for the purpose of revenge, control, or manipulation of other people. Lies must be replaced with truth. Vows must be broken. Curses must be shattered and a blessing received in its place.

A young man who came for help, believed a lie that said, “My parents don’t want me to be happy and do not have my best interest at heart.” Another lie was “If I am going to have what I want, I have to go out and get it for myself.” He also made a vow that says, “I will never let anyone tell me what to do again.” He then reacted to a curse from his father who abandoned him while he was still in his mother’s womb. His thoughts were like this: “Anyone who abandons me and acts in their own selfish interest cannot be trusted.” They are selfish and only want what is best for them.”

This is an example that shows the way the lie can connect with vows, judgments and propel the action of sin.

This step requires the power of the words professed out loud. You may use this prayer if your will insert your own sin issues, lies, judgments, and vows where this young man’s issues are listed.

Lord God, in Jesus’ name, I renounce the lies that say, “My parents do not have my best interest at heart, and I have a right to do whatever I want.” And I now come into an agreement with the truth that says, “My parents, although I may not understand them, do want what is best for me. And I know that God is guiding them to prepare me for my life purpose.” I also renounce the lie that says “I am rejected and abandoned by my parents, who do not love me.”  And I come into an agreement with the truth that says, “I am accepted by God, my eternal father, who says ‘I chose you in Christ before the foundations of the world’ – therefore I am chosen.” I agree with the truth that says, “The Eternal Spirit has always been with me, he said, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you’ and I am not abandoned.”

I break the power of the vow that says, “I will never let anyone tell me what to do.” I repent with my heart and confess with my mouth that I have dishonored the authorities in my life, and I agree that this action is sin. I command every word formed against me as a curse or a scorn to fall to the ground right now. Lord God, creator of heaven and earth will you break the curse and release the power of your blessing into my life now? Also, I choose to break an agreement with a spirit of abandonment, and I receive the Spirit of Adoption that my heavenly Father gives to all who believe in him.

And finally, I break an agreement with a vow that says, “I will never let them do that to me again!” I agree with the truth that says, “I will forgive my parents and every authority, just like Jesus forgave me.” Lord God, I release this offense to you in Jesus’ name. Will you please help with this issue and bring healing into my soul… in Jesus name?  I command your covenant of blood-bought forgiveness, grace and redemption to live in me from this day forward in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Put the circumstance, experience, or issue to process in the middle of this circle, and then start at Step #1 and work your way around the Kingdom Circle using prayers to fulfill what each step calls for.

“Holy Spirit of truth, what part of this is sin and I need to confess to you? (Now just confess what you hear and how you hear it…)”

Ask… is this sin?  “Lord Jesus, I confess any sin of the lust of the flesh… where I have tried to meet my own needs, or protect myself through the strength my own flesh and not come to you for what I need.”

Ask… is the response to this feeling sin?  “Lord Jesus, I confess any sin of a wrong response when I engaged in the pride of life to protect myself, to judge another for their actions against me, or to put myself in the place of God to determine right and wrong, and therefore choose isolation and/or self centeredness.”

Ask… is this feeling a hurt?  “Lord Jesus, I confess any and all unforgiveness and/or resentment toward _______________________ who has hurt me.” AND then “_______________ (name this person if possible) I forgive you for ______________ me. I forgive you for all hurt, evil, and or abuse you chose to participate in toward me. Lord Jesus, I repent for any and all judgment I have spoken either with my mouth and/or my heart toward this person. Father God, will you forgive ____________________ for hurting, or for committing evil against me?”

WORKING THROUGH THE FEELINGS

Working through your feelings is like working with a barometer. Your feeling will not always tell you the truth, but your feelings can tell you where your belief system is causing pain, and where the demonic is accessing your psyche.

Many times we choose to focus our feelings toward self, God and/or another person. The one or ones to whom we focus our feelings toward, we will also choose to hate, resent, reject, and or judge for our own issues/problems. Therefore, we must take responsibility and confess the sin involved. Then come into agreement with the truth by speaking the scripture out loud.

Who are these feelings directed toward? (Circle the correct the one or more that apply)

MYSELF               ANOTHER PERSON                    GOD

Holy Spirit, what do you want me to do about the focus of my feelings? (Do whatever the Spirit says.)

If this is directed toward self then pray…

“Lord God, I choose to confess the sin of rejecting and/or resenting myself and therefore rejecting and/or resenting what God has made. I choose to come into agreement with the Word of God that says, “And God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good.” (Genesis 1:31)

If this is directed toward God then pray…

“Lord God I choose to confess the sin of resenting and/or rejecting and/or judging you and your work, for in this I question your heart toward me as evil. And I come into the truth that says in “Jeremiah 31:3-4 ‘…Yea, I have loved you with an everlasting love: therefore with loving-kindness have I drawn you. (4) Again I will build thee, and you will be built…’”

If this is directed toward another then pray…

“Lord God I choose to confess the sin of resenting and/or rejecting and/or judging ______________, the one you are perfecting and changing. I confess that I am not God and that I am not to determine their future. And I come into agreement with the truth that says, “So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.” Romans 14:12

Then say this individually for each entity… “By the power of the blood of Jesus and in the authority of the word of God I bind you spirit of __________________ (use the descriptions to name them if you do not know the name) in the name of Jesus Christ. And now I command you to leave my life now, go back to the throne of God and give an account of yourself. And I command you, ‘Never return to me, in Jesus’ name.’”

STEP #7 COMMAND DEMON TO GO AND REPLACE

THIS IS IMPORTANT

Now, make a divine exchange. After you have commanded the unclean spirit or spirit’s to go, then replace each presence with the opposite Spirit of God…

Step number Seven is to command every unclean spirit that has gained a legal right to enter my life, to be bound and leave my life now. Through the soul and in the imagination we engage the realm of the spirit, where the holy and unholy angels travel. Unclean spirits are master liars and act like good accusatory lawyers. Where we are living contrary to the word of God, they bring destruction and exercise judgment as a District Attorney. Fear is one of the fastest ways to give a dark spirit or a demon access to your life. Jehovah Sabaoth is the Lord of Hosts, meaning that He is the master of all hosts in heaven and earth. Every demon must be submitted to him and his word. Therefore, we must deal with fear if we will walk free.

Demons cannot be seen with the natural eye, but just because you cannot see something doesn’t mean that it cannot affect you. When you think over and over again about the way people have hurt you, or how afraid you are; you move into a place where your heart resents and even hates the life you were given. Then you have a bitter taste in your mouth for yourself and others. It is fear, rebellion, bitterness, resentment, and sexual sin that open the doors of your heart to a demon spirit’s influence.

When you experience a life story that contains excessive fear, and thoughts that everyone is trying to take advantage of you, fear coupled with the unforgiveness will open a door to dark spirits.

A prayer will be something like this.

“Lord God, I take the authority that Jesus Christ has given me, and I receive the power of the blood of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, and I command the unclean spirit of _________________ to be bound in Jesus’ name. Now I command you unclean spirit to leave my life now. Leave my body and soul. Take all of the root systems that you have created, and go back before the throne of God and give an account of yourself before Him. I do not want you, I do not need you and I confess any sin of participating with you now in Jesus’ name. Go now in Jesus’ name and do not return to me!

It is important to replace the evil spirit with a corresponding ministry of the Holy Spirit and the cultivate life habits in agreement with God’s Spirit and truth. The way we do this is to speak and thereby make a covenant with our heart and lips, in agreement with the ministry of the living God. When we just release spirits and do not replace them, a possible re-entry will occur, and the end will be worse than the beginning. Luke 11:24-26

And now I receive the Spirit of ________________ into my life where the unclean spirit once stood, and I receive the ministry of the Spirit of truth. Lord Jesus will you please baptize me with the Holy Spirit now, in Jesus’ name? Thank you Lord Jesus for your Baptism, in Jesus’ name… AMEN!

These confessions mixed with faith will break each spirit’s power.

In the name of Jesus and by the power of his blood, I confess that Jesus Christ is Lord over all creation, and I submit to him right now. Lord God, I take the authority you have given me, and by the power of the blood of Jesus, I command any and every unclean spirit in me to be bound in Jesus’ name and to leave my life now! I renounce any involvement with them, and any participation with them, and any agreement that I have ever had with them. Unclean spirit, I do not need you, I do not want you, and I command you to leave my life now, in Jesus’ name.’ Go now, before the throne of God, and give an account of yourself, and do not return to me in Jesus’ name!’

Lord Jesus, I agree with you that I have lived in fear. But from this moment, I renounce the spirit of fear and I receive a spirit of power love and a sound mind. I choose right now to receive your perfect love to fill me. I confess any unforgiveness as sin, and I choose to forgive anyone who has ever hurt me. I choose to live in a spirit of forgiveness from this day forward.

Lord Jesus, will you please send the Holy Spirit to fill me, and send your healing light into my heart, my soul, my body, and my life right now, please? I receive the Spirit of holiness, the spirit of burning and justice, with power and might, to guard me in all the places of my heart and soul. Thank you Lord Jesus. I affirm my confidence and faith in Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross right now in the name of Jesus, AMEN!

Spirit replacement Guide:

For defilement (sexual or verbal) – replacement = Spirit of burning and justice; Isaiah4:4

For fear – replacement = perfect love that casts out all fear; 1 John 4:18

For an Orphan spirit – replacement = Spirit of adoption; Romans 8:15

For lust replacement = Spirit of Love – 2 Timothy 1:7; purity of love – Galatians 5:16-24

For insanity – replacement = Spirit of a sound mind – 2 Timothy 1:7

For pride – replacement = the mind of Christ, Philippians 2; Spirit of the Lord, Isaiah 11:2

For rejection – replacement = Spirit of Adoption, Rom 8:15; acceptance of Father; Ephesians 1, Ps. 139

For spoken words – replacement = the Spirit of Wisdom, Isaiah 11:2;

For lying spirit – replacement = the Spirit of truth; John 14:15-18

For the spirit of suicide and death – replacement = a Spirit of life in Christ Jesus; Hebrews 2

For the spirit of infirmity – replacement = the Spirit of resurrection,

For insecurity and intimidation – replacement = Spirit of a sound mind, 1 John 4:18

For infatuation with death – replacement = Spirit of life in Christ Jesus, Hebrews 2

For Rebellion – replacement = the Spirit of the Lord, Isaiah 11:2

For Foolishness – replacement = the Spirit of wisdom, Isaiah 11:2

For Confusion – replacement = the Spirit of understanding, Isaiah 11:2

For human understanding – replacement = the Spirit of counsel, Isaiah 11:2

For Infirmity – replacement = Spirit of might, Isaiah 11:2

For Spirit of timidity – replacement = the Spirit of power and might, 2 Timothy 1:7

For Ignorance – replacement = spirit of Knowledge Hosea 4:6

For spirit of fear – replacement = Spirit of the Fear of the Lord, Isaiah 11:2

For spirit of Darkness – replacement = Spirit of God, Genesis 1:2

For a spirit of Depression – replacement = Spirit of God, Exodus 31:3

For spirit of pity – replacement = Spirit of understanding, Isaiah 11:2

For a spirit of victim – replacement = Spirit of the Lord, Judges 3:10; Judges 15:14

For spirit of Jealousy – replacement = Spirit of the fear of the Lord, Isaiah 11:2

For a familiar spirit – replacement = Spirit of God, 1 Samuel 19:23

For a deaf and dumb spirit – replacement = Spirit of the Lord, 2 Samuel 23:2

For spirit of depression – replacement = Spirit of the Lord, 1 Kings 18:12

For spirit of confusion – replacement = Spirit of a sound mind, 2 Timothy 1:7

For a false prophet – replacement = Spirit of the fear of the Lord, Isaiah 11:2

For spirit of Philistines (Intimidation) – replacement = Spirit of God, 2 Chronicles 24:20

For the spirit of abuse – replacement = Spirit of judgment, Isaiah 4:4

For the spirit of destruction – replacement = Spirit of Wisdom, Isaiah 11:2

For the spirit of Egypt – replacement = Spirit of counsel, Isaiah 11:2

For the spirit of Anti-Christ – replacement = Spirit of the Fear of the Lord, Isaiah 11:2

Many times when you deal with one demon, there will be more. Now, use the same process that was written for the first presence, and then deal with the next tormentor

STEP #8 – SEAL WITH SPIRIT AND INSTRUCT

REMIND THEM THAT A CHANGE OF MINDSET WILL NOW BE OPPOSITE OF THEIR HABITUAL WAY OF THINKING. THE DEMONIC THAT HAS BEEN WITH US CAN TRAIN OUR THINKING.

DESTINY

The Spirit is the eternal energy and creative power in the universe and throughout eternity. In fact, God is eternity and has the power to save, deliver and heal you in every area of your life and from any bondage you may find yourself chained to. The imagination is the place where we go to meet the Holy Spirit of truth and receive strength from the spiritual realm. The spirit cleanses us and covers us with the armor of light. When we have cleansed the conscience and soul, the sealing is like having a picture laminated for protection. This sealing must be maintained in the presence of God, just like taking a shower cleanses us and putting on clean clothes covers us, now the power of Holy Spirit empowers us.

As you are delivered, healed, set free and sealed with the Holy Spirit, your fear will leave, the intimidation will be cast out, and your confidence will be established in God’s eternal purpose, and your character is being mended. God always works all things together for our good.

This is a sealing confession. Say it out loud:

A Sealing Prayer:

Lord Jesus Christ, will you take all of the lies I have renounced, all the vows I have broken, all the covenants I have come out of agreement with, and all of the curses I or someone else have spoken over my life… will you pull them as threads out of the fabric of my life? And will you replace these ungodly threads with your presence… the spirit of truth? Will you help me now to see the events of my life through your eyes from this day forth… in Jesus Name…?” And will you seal me right now with the Holy Spirit of promise…? Thank you… I praise you and give you glory in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit! Amen!

You may see something happening as you pray this prayer… if so write it here.

These prayers prayed with confidence will effect change. For the young man in our story, it was after he was able to confess these things aloud that he had a new framework of truth from which to perceive future experiences.

After these evil spirits go and the Spirits or angels of God come, you are ready to ask the Spirit of truth to take you to the Father…

“Holy Spirit of truth, will you and Jesus take me to the Father now?” (As you walk through this experience, write down as much as you can… allow the ministry of the Spirit to invade every part of your being…)

If in the process of activation you see any of the following; allow it to fill your being and go into your body, soul, and Spirit…

  • The eyes of God – let them look into you
  • The arms of the Father – let them hold you
  • The water or river – let it pour over you until you sense you are clean
  • A great light – let the virtue of this light fill you
  • Clouds – let yourself be surrounded with them and/or walk on them

A Prophetic Release of God’s Promise:

THE COVENANT BLESSING

This is the time of Blessing. You have the power to bless, and now I want you to use it with us here. This is how it will work. I will read the blessing from Scripture, and then we will all say together, “I agree in Jesus’ name.”

I want to practice this together. “I agree in Jesus’ name.”  Now say that phrase with me. Together now… “I agree in Jesus’ name!”

Now the scripture of Blessing:

Deuteronomy 28:1-14

“Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of the LORD your God, to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today, that the LORD your God will set you high above all nations of the earth. And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, because you obey the voice of the LORD your God:

Agree Together now… “I agree in Jesus’ name.”

Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be in the country. Blessed shall be the fruit of your body, the produce of your ground… Blessed shall you be when you come in, and blessed shall you be when you go out.

Agree Together now… “I agree in Jesus’ name.”

The LORD will cause your enemies who rise against you to be defeated before your face; they shall come out against you one way and flee before you seven ways.

Agree Together now… “I agree in Jesus’ name.”

The LORD will command the blessing on you in your storehouses and in all to which you set your hand, and He will bless you in the land which the LORD your God is giving you.

Agree Together now… “I agree in Jesus’ name.”

The LORD will open to you His good treasure… You shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow. And the LORD will make you the head and not the tail; you shall be above only, and not be beneath, if you heed the commandments of the LORD your God, which I command you today, and are careful to observe them.

Agree Together now… “I agree in Jesus’ name.”

PRAYER OF DEDICATION

Prayer: “Lord God, creator of heaven and earth. You established this child before the foundations of the earth. I command the fruit of this blessing to come forth now in Jesus’ name. Now we dedicate your child to you by the authority of your son Jesus Christ and I ask you Lord to keep them with the mighty angels of God as they heal and as you reestablish their identity, in Jesus’ name, Amen.”

Why so much writing about Demons?

You may be thinking, “Why is Pastor Steve writing so much about demons?” “Does he have a new infatuation with dark spirits?”

And there was war in Heaven
And there was war in Heaven

It is absolutely astonishing to me how many people in the west; mainly Europe, Canada, and America, believe that the Spirit realm is not real, angels are not real, heaven is not real, and demons are a figment of the imagination. In other words, “IT IS ALL IN YOUR MIND!!!” Some may believe that I am in league with the dark side. Well nothing can be farther from the truth. 

Recently, I had a prophet tell me that the Sons of God and the sons of the Devil are coming to maturity now. You are living in the last days and the forces of light and darkness are gathering. The spirit of Antichrist (anti – means against, Christ – means the anoint one) is filling the earth and threatening the anointing of the Holy Spirit through religion. This spirit of Antichrist hates the Holy Spirit and wants to destroy,  belittle, shame, ridicule, and totally dominate the children of God who are to walk in the power of God’s anointing. Which side are you on? Do you respect and desire the manifestation of the Holy Spirit?

This book will show you how to walk in the Spirit!
This book will show you how to walk in the Spirit!

In Romans 8, the Apostle Paul preaches and writes about the inheritance of the sons and daughters of God. “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.” (Romans 8:14) The inheritance of the sons and daughters of God is the anointing of power, glory, and wisdom that comes as we are immersed in the Spirit. Remember, the Holy Spirit is as much God as the Father and Jesus Christ the Son.

The sons of God will walk in the Spirit, and as they walk, they will break the curse off of the creation. (Romans 8:21-22) When you deliver someone you break the curse off of the creation. When you heal someone you break the curse of sin and death off of the creation (the body).

In the first century, the people were just like you and me. They wanted to live a good life and walk in love. When Jesus came to town, the sick and afflicted gathered because he had healing in his wings. So when Jesus taught about devils it was to help them. He taught and demonstrated the power that you have over the evil spirits.

So why have I done so much teaching on demons right now? For the same reason as Jesus, but I will give you three reasons.

1. Jesus taught about them which means I must teach about them. In Matthew 28:18-20 Jesus said, “Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” (Matthew 28:20)

This book will give you God's perspective on demons!!!
This book will give you God’s perspective on demons!!!

If Jesus told his men to teach what he commanded, then why isn’t everyone teaching what he taught? Jesus gave his disciples and those who would followed him the command to heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, and cast out Devils! (Matthew 10:8-9) This means God wants you to know the authority you have and use it! “These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.” (Matthew 10:5-8)

The disciples of Jesus walked in the Spirit and obeyed his command. Jesus always had his Father’s best interest at heart, so when he taught the people about demons, he was preparing them for a life of freedom. He taught the people how to use the power and authority of the kingdom, so that his kingdom would come to earth as it is in heaven.

“For he (Jesus) had healed many; insomuch that they pressed upon him for to touch him, as many as had plagues. And unclean spirits, when they saw him, fell down before him, and cried, saying, Thou art the Son of God. And he straitly charged them that they should not make him known. And he goeth up into a mountain, and calleth unto him whom he would: and they came unto him. And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach, And to have power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils…” (Mark 3:10-15)

2. The lack of knowledge and the doubt that manifests.

God said something to his children many many years ago. “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.” (Hosea 4:6)

What you refuse to learn can come back to bite you!

Live Life from the Heart
Live Life from the Heart

The prophet Hosea was challenging God’s people to follow him and learn his law. Why? Because the law of God operates in the physical and spiritual realms at the same time. Some say this is intention, but it is God’s design. When you sow your desires in prayer, meditation and declaration they will begin to manifest.

Our medical system is bulging to the breaking point, and we are looking for human answers. I am not saying that looking for a human solution is a bad idea, I am saying that it will not be enough. What would our medical system look like, if everyone received prayer for healing, before they went to the doctor? In most countries the medical system is already broken. They do the best they can against overwhelming odds. But here in America, we don’t seem to need God until the doctor says, “I can’t do anything for you.” Look what Jesus does?

“And they brought him unto him: and when he saw him, straightway the spirit tare him; and he fell on the ground, and wallowed foaming. And he asked his father, How long is it ago since this came unto him? And he said, Of a child. And ofttimes it hath cast him into the fire, and into the waters, to destroy him: but if thou canst do any thing, have compassion on us, and help us. Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief. When Jesus saw that the people came running together, he rebuked the foul spirit, saying unto him, Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I charge thee, come out of him, and enter no more into him. And the spirit cried, and rent him sore, and came out of him: and he was as one dead; insomuch that many said, He is dead. But Jesus took him by the hand, and lifted him up; and he arose.” (Mark 9:20-27)

Knowledge is a powerful tool and God wants his children to be both prepared and trained. The power of the cross is only effective when it is applied. The power of the Holy Spirit is only powerful when it is exercised. Jesus said, “But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you.”  (Luke 11:20)

3. Demons will torment you and you will believe it is you.

The greatest lie you will hear from the devil is the one that begins with “I.” You may have heard one similar. “I am depressed.” Or, “I am the one to blame for every failure and sickness.” Another, “I am so worthless that I should kill myself.” The ultimate goal of the demon is to push you to failure, then convince you that you are so bad, that you have no right to live. You may have heard someone with this rhetoric. They seem to always be planning their demise. They are tormented and they need deliverance, as well as a new perspective. 

Suicide is Unnatural

Human nature is all about self preservation. We want to survive! So when someone hears a voice telling them to end their life, it is a demon. They always come to steal kill and destroy. (John 10:10) I am so sorry for anyone and everyone who is so tormented that they take their own life, but they will be pushed to do it, almost as if they were observing their own life from a distance. This is the sadness of demon deception. It does not end well.

In God’s book, (and he has one) Lucifer is the god of this world, and demons are here to blind people so that they will not see or receive Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. “In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.” (2 Corinthians 4:4) Jesus taught that demons torment those who do not forgive. (Matthew 18) But Jesus did not leave you here without the power to defeat them. He gave you the authority and power in Matthew 10:8, and the Apostle Paul revealed the way in Romans 10:8-10. Jesus is the key because he is the King of kings and the Lord of lords. He comes when you invite him.

Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. To him that over comes will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne. (Revelation 3:20-21)

I want you to be prepared

You can hear God and Learn how to Walk in the Spirit!!
You can hear God and Learn how to Walk in the Spirit!!

The realm of the spirit is not a freewill experiment. There are laws in the spirit realm just like the laws in the physical realm. When you choose to sin, transgress the law, or serve self in the sin of iniquity, you invite the demons to come and torment you. (Job 1) 

I have been writing so much about demons because you are going to see more and more demons manifesting. In the end of days, the forces of darkness and the forces of light will rise up in conflict. You can be ready for this if you will give yourself to the teaching and commands of Jesus Christ. His power will save deliver and heal.

The Apostle John said, “And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.” (Revelation 12:10-12)

The books that in this post will help you prepare. Blessings!

 

Do you have demon oppression? Twenty Questions Guide

We are all here.
We are all here.

A life with demon tormentors is not fun. It is torment and oppression, with fear continually. They will try to pass themselves off as good, human, and your friend but nothing is FARTHER from the truth. They have a clear purpose that was taught by Jesus. In the first century, Jesus, the Son of God talked about demons on a number of occasions and here are a few…

 

“And coming down from Jerusalem, the scribes said, He has Beelzebub; and He casts out demons by the ruler of the demons. And calling them near, He spoke to them in parables, saying, How can Satan cast out Satan? And if a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. And if a house is divided against itself, that house is not able to stand. And if Satan rises upon himself, and has been divided, he is not able to stand, but he has an end. No one, not any, having entered into his house, is able to plunder the vessels of the strong one, unless he first tie up the strong one; and then he will plunder his house. ” (Mark 3:22-27 LITV)

In this teaching Jesus said that demons can not cast out demons, and if they did their kingdom would not stand. Demons have a specific purpose and casting one another out is not it. But they will lie all of the time, in fact they cannot tell the truth. If you see their lips moving they are lying. If your belief system gets compromised through lies you will not know where to turn for freedom. Jesus taught that a thief enters a house to bind the strong man. If he succeeds he will plunder the whole house. If this happens to you, you still have the authority now to defeat him. Look at another teaching by Jesus.

“The thief comes not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. ” (John 10:10 KJV)

The thief that Jesus is talking about is the devil, the fallen angels, the satan, the accuser of our brothers and sisters, and the evil authorities in your life that work night and day to cause rifts between friends and family members in order to isolate you. Now, look at Jesus’ teaching about the activity and habits of demons.

“But when the unclean spirit goes from a man, he goes through dry places seeking rest and does not find it. Then he says, I will return to my house from which I came out. And coming, he finds it standing empty, swept and decorated. Then he goes and takes with him seven other spirits more evil than himself, and entering dwells there. And the last things of that man become worse than the first. So it will be also to this evil generation. ” (Matthew 12:43-45 GNB)

This book will change your life!!!
This book will change your life!!!

When the demon is cast out, it leaves your house, travels the family bloodlines looking for another place to sell its wares, and do wicked things, but if he does not find one he returns. If you have not replaced his empty place with God’s Spirit and new habits, he will come again and bring seven more evil friends with him. Now, you have complete authority over the demons, but you must take action to defeat them. As your heart and mind changes, you will stand free and motivated by new ways of thinking and new ways of living.

How do you know if you have a demon?  If you will answer the following twenty questions with a friend who can help you, it will be clear. If you need help with any demons you discover, I am available for a session and ministry. This list is not exhaustive but it will begin the process. Through the twenty questions that I will put in this post, you will be able to get a real good scope and sequence of the demonic influence in your life.

Twenty Questions that reveal demonic oppression

  1. Have you experienced a time when you felt an eminent destruction, obliteration, annihilation, devastation, demolition, ruin, damage, or intense fear?
  2. Have you ever felt a stomach-ache, knot-in-your-stomach, spiking pain of terror?
  3. Have you experienced bouts with the ache and or sting of self-imposed introspection?
  4. Have you experienced an abrupt change in your personality after the death of a relative?
  5. Do you experience dark thoughts of emptiness and a mysterious paranoia?
  6. Are you experiencing consuming thoughts that push you to gratify the desires in your body?
  7. Are you experiencing pesky feelings that focus your thoughts toward destructive activities, just to prove that you are invincible?
  8. Do you have addictive habits toward immoral behavior?
  9. Are you experiencing a strong pull or a compulsive energy pushing you toward specific behaviors?
  10. Have you ever felt severely isolated, as if you were being held captive, for long periods of time?
  11. Do you feel compelled toward extreme behaviors that tempt death, even suicide?
  12. Have you ever been committed to a hospital facility and diagnosed as insane, clinically depressed, multiple personalities, or psychotic?
  13. Have you heard voices in your head telling you to do radical and excessive activities?
  14. Have you had nightmares where dark beings talk to you and solicit you to make deals with them?
  15. Have you experienced abuse in your childhood and felt helpless, and then felt a surge of energy and power to protect you, and you thought “I wonder where this is coming from?”
  16. Has anyone ever told you about your behavior being confident, powerful, and even intimidating, but you had little to no memory of the event?
  17. Have you ever felt a surge of fantastical and fanatical power that paints you as the hero and everyone else as the benefactors of your dominating influence?
  18. Have you ever experienced a sudden and possible continuing sense of a dirty sexual energy around you and drawing to you others who have the same instincts?
  19. Have you encountered a feeling that is an overwhelming sense of numbness toward emotional experiences and circumstances?
  20. Have you come into contact with a cloud of confusion that makes it hard to focus your thoughts or organize your expression?

And one more for good measure:

  1. Have you ever been alone and felt a creepy sense that someone was checking you out?

I have talked to literally thousands of people who have been delivered from the oppression of demons. Sometimes a demon hides and surfaces only when it suits him, or when he has an advantage. As a demon surrounds you, he will manifest to incite more and more anxiety, fear, and bondage. The end will be either your death or your deliverance. The choice is yours.

If you are having problems with the demonic there is hope, and a process for deliverance. Please email me for help at stevescroggs1@gmail.com. Blessings

Conquering Your Demons

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NEW BOOK!!! This will help you.

I have never been one to believe that there was a demon behind every tree, and I am still of that persuasion, but there are times when I question the possibility of that belief. I have also heard some of my friends say, “The Devil made me do it!” and knew that they were just laying the blame for their choices at the feet of a demon. I also experienced a time or two when I was tempted to say, “You come out of that demon right now, and quit tormenting it!” I have dealt with many demons and they have all had the same purpose; to steal kill and destroy. They will tempt you and take you, if they can.

There may not be a demon behind every tree, but there was a demon in the Garden of Eden, behind the Tree of the Knowledge of good and evil, when Eve walked up. In fact he was the first demon. His names include Lucifer, Satan, the Devil, the Enemy, the Serpent, the Great Dragon, and the Accuser of the brethren. Through the prophet Ezekiel, God the Father describes him like this:

Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so… Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee. (Ezekiel 28:14-15)

When God made the Angels he made them in the heavens as beings of spirit and light. God refers to them as the sons of God when he spoke to Job.

Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind…”Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell me if you have such insight. Who determined its dimensions? …Who laid its cornerstone when the morning stars sang together and all the sons of God shouted for joy? (Job 38:1-7 GW)

As beings of his inception, they were created by him, through him, and for him. Yet he created them to have a choice. Although angels must agree with their creator to exist they were given the ability to choose. How that works I don’t know, but nonetheless, God said Lucifer was perfect from the day he was created until iniquity was found in him.

There are many words to describe how an angel in heaven can enter the sin of iniquity and violence fill his heart; but I don’t have time to discuss that revelation in this book. Jesus said,

You are the children of your father, the Devil …there is no truth in him. When he tells a lie, he is only doing what is natural to him, because he is a liar and the father of all lies. (John 8:44 GNB)

Therefore, lies are at the root of the spirit of iniquity. As you know, a lie is not always dark and grungy. A lie spins the truth to serve self and self’s ambition.

Lucifer was discontent with his created place as the anointed (he was given an anointing) cherub (he was given a position of purpose) that covered (he was given a place of authority) in the tabernacle in heaven, and he wanted more. What more could he want? He declared his desire to be like the one he saw; to be like God. (Isaiah 14:14) What could be better than being like God and have worshippers? All of his focus was for his own advancement, with no regard for what it would cost the angels or the humans who chose to follow him. It was in this state of ostentatious self elevation that he conceived the slyest lies. When an angel chose to follow Lucifer, he lost his eternal place in heaven and the eternal estate given to him by God.[1]

Lucifer was convinced that the best thing for him was to promote himself to be like God by converting angels into his followers and worshippers. This was a very seductive and enticing scheme that stands at the very core of the sin of iniquity. It was in this state of deception that he conjured lies to convince one-third of the hosts of heaven to follow him.[2] As the statement among humans goes, “The grass is always greener on the other side.” The discounted heart will open the soul of man to Lucifer’s temptations and demonic torment.[3]

The strategy he used with the angels he also used in the Garden of Eden with Eve. And the angels that follow him are still using these same strategies with you today. They can’t twist your arm and make you do anything, but they can talk to you. If you listen, you will hear a lie. Then you will make up your own mind to act. The choice will always be yours and you will be responsible for your action.

Just as you have a guardian angel to watch over and protect you, you will also have familiar (family) spirits; demons that travel blood-lines to visit the sins of the fathers to the third and fourth generation. These demons will not usually look like the comic book portrayals, unless they realize that the monster image will help them terrify you, but they will usually be disguised as beings that want to “help” you get what you want. The truth is, in this world you will have tribulation, but you are made to be more than a conqueror. Take the witness of the Son of God, who said,

These things have I spoken unto you, that in me ye may have peace. In the world ye have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.’[4]

The key to the power to conqueror is in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Jesus in the New Testament is the fulfillment of Jehovah that was revealed in the Old Testament. When you have a personal relationship with him, you will receive an eternal perspective about the spirit realm and how it works. Jehovah Sabaoth, the Lord of Hosts will fight hand in hand with you until you live in complete peace and victory.[5] will you learn in this book will give you a strategy to defeat the fallen demonic hordes, behind whatever tree you may find them. If you want a PDF copy of this book, please email me requesting your copy. Thanks, If I may be of service help, email me at stevescroggs1@gmail.com.

 

 



[1]Jude 1:6

[2]Revelation 12:4

[3] 1 Timothy 6:6

[4]John 16:33 ASV

[5] Romans 16:20

Living Life from the Heart

The Power of the Kingdom living life from the heart BookCoverImageThe life of mankind is driven from the heart. You may follow your desires in a moment of weakness from time to time, but the heart­, the center of your being and architect of your belief system, will drive the direction of your soul and capture the thoughts of your life. Jesus said, “A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bring forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.”[1]

The hustle and bustle of the people had stirred up quite a dust cloud on the streets of first century Jerusalem. An atmosphere of excitement, almost like electrical energy, moved the people that day because Jesus was in town. No one had ever healed a man who was born blind before, or spoken for God with the power to deliver a man bound by a legion of demons. After his teaching on this day, he fulfilled a 500 year old prophecy out of Isaiah by laying hands on the children and blessing them, when a very rich young ruler came to him, fell on his knees and worshipped him, begging a question. “Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?”

He was disturbed about his life after death arrangements, and was looking for a way to nail down his eternal reservation. Jesus on the other hand, was anticipating a journey of the heart to the Father. He loved this journey and was excited every time he had the opportunity to take it with someone. The question the young ruler asked was the right question, so Jesus stepped in and said,

Why do you call Me good? No one is good except One, God. You know the commandments: Do not commit adultery, do not commit murder, do not steal, do not bear false witness, do not defraud, honor your father and mother.[2]

Then Jesus loved him. He gazed beyond the young man’s eyes and into his heart, and loved him. When you love someone you will tell them the truth from a heart of care and compassion. Of course, telling someone the truth in love does not mean that they will agree with you, but they must be told the truth.The man who was still on his knees looked up at Jesus once again and said, “Teacher I observed these from my youth.”

When Jesus looked into this man he saw all of his secrets; he saw the truth about his heart, he saw the truth about his god, and he saw all of the fear, doubt, and unbelief that terrorized him. He literally knew everything about him. Just because Jesus knew all of his dirt, he did not go around setting off a truth bomb, as an emotional terrorist might do. In this story, he told the truth in love, because he had the young ruler’s best interests at heart.  His goal was not to embarrass him in public and use the power of peer pressure to control him, but give him the answer to his question.

One thing is lacking to you. Go, sell what things you have, and give to the poor. And you will have treasure in Heaven. And come, follow Me, taking up the cross. But being sad at the Word, he went away grieving; for he had many possessions.[3]

In this public encounter, Jesus spoke with great respect and love. Jesus knew what needed to happen for this rich young ruler’s soul to let go of his idol. Jesus knew the secrets of his heart and wanted him to be free. The subconscious belief system in this rich young ruler’s heart would not let him part with his riches in order to gain eternal life. The rich man was driven from the heart. You are too.

Life is Processed in the Soul

Every time I spin the globe of my personal life experiences, I sneak a quick look at the mountain top experiences that have influenced my present-day, subconscious belief structures. When I put on a set of reading glasses labeled “a belief system formed in the heart by my original sin paradigm and the interpretation of past experiences”; I realize how difficult it is to see my past or present as it really is. As I peer into that globe that contains my life-timeline stretched out event by event, everything is blurry, unless I put on a new perspective and receive God’s revelation of truth.

The rich young man who humbled himself by kneeling down at the feet of Jesus, had a number of these mountain top experiences that positively reinforced that money was more important to him than any other relationship. He had experiences that established his identity with his riches, supported his pride of life commitments, and connected his heart with his ability to multiply his resources. The rich man needed a new belief structure. Even though the love of money is the root of all evil, there are many other beliefs that will yield the same result as the rich man’s bondage. What you focus your soul on will be the power that drives you.

For example, if you believe that all of the authorities in your life are out to get you, you will resist any command and form rebellion in your soul. As a result, you will need a new point of view. If you believe that your friends will betray you, you will be driven to resist them before they can act on your suspicions. Subsequently you will need a new paradigm. If you believe that sales people want to take advantage of you, you will be driven to resist anyone who applies undue pressure to make a decision. Then you will need a new set of glasses to see people clearly. If you believe that God is a rosy smiling fat man who will give you whatever you want, if you will rub his belly just right, you will be driven to please man and worship a god, like Buddha, that caters to your desire for pleasure.

 A Better Way

I am writing this book to open your understanding to the spiritual and physical foundations of God, which will set a confidence in your heart. I understand where you are coming from and how to acquire the confidence of truth. Although I had lived in a successful pastoral career for approximately 35 years, I survived most of my life with a deep sense of fear and anxiety, anger and frustration, helplessness and hopelessness, and a psyche that was riddled with the fear of failure and rejection. I believed that when people got to know me, they would not accept me.

These torments were not the sum of my experiences, but this mindset had furrowed deep grooves into my belief system. I lived in a place where I believed God’s truth, but I did not accept that truth personally. I proclaimed the truth of God’s word, but did not believe I deserved the promises to be fulfilled in my life. God’s truth was good for everyone except me. God’s grace has been truly amazing as I have worked through the spiritual and emotional condition that the Apostle Paul would identify as,

Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof….[9]

This condition caused me to care for people tirelessly but question God’s love. For hours before the weekly ministry meetings, I experienced fear and dread, and after these responsibilities were complete, I sensed accomplishment but felt an undercurrent of frustration and fear that questioned the value of my service. You might call this self evaluation but I call it torment.

I have met many people, just like me, who looked calm on the surface, but had a storm brewing in their eyes. Most of us believe what we think, as if our thoughts and opinions can hold the sum of our heart-felt conviction. But the eternal God knows what drives you. Therefore, he has made the creation to respond to what you believe not what you think. What you believe and compels you to act begins in the soul. Do you know what drives you? Do you know who you are? Do you know what you believe? Do you know how the actions and reactions of your life reveal what your heart believes? And do you know how to establish the mind of Christ and enter into the secrets of God’s kingdom?

God does give you a process for cleansing the soul, purifying the conscience, and transforming your mind in James 4:6-8. I call this the kingdom circle, and I will unfold this process of change and repentance later.

 A Storm in the Soul

One day a lady came in for help. She was working through some very strong performance issues, which drove her to outperform everyone. She was pushing herself beyond normal limits at work, even though her boss was not leveraging her for more production. She thought these often unrealistic expectations were coming from her desire to succeed. Her driven Type A personality was causing some very serious marital and parental problems at home. No one could measure up to her expectations. She was so driven, that she could not see herself having the strength to sustain the same level of performance into her twilight years.

After an introduction to the SozoLife process, we began working through the issue at hand. I said to her, “When you are experiencing an issue in your present-day life, you can be confident that the issue is fruit on a tree, and where there is fruit there is also a root.” After we welcomed the Spirit of truth[12] in prayer I said, “Will you close your eyes and repeat this prayer phrase by phrase after me out loud please?”

She said, “Yes.”

I began with, “Holy Spirit of truth, will you please show me where this drive to perform is coming from?” We waited for Holy Spirit to answer. He says, “Ask and it shall be given you.”[13]

She felt a small constriction around her shoulders and sensed darkness all around her. At the beginning it was a little unsettling for her. “I don’t understand what is happening and why I am only seeing darkness.”

I spoke very calmly, “let’s assume nothing for the moment. Let’s ask the Holy Spirit another question: “Holy Spirit of truth, do you want to show me where I am and how this experience relates to the issue in me?”

She said, “Oh… I sense that I am in my mother’s womb. Now…I am hearing a conversation between my mother and father. I think they are in the kitchen, eating supper. My mother had just found out that she was pregnant with me.” She could sense the apprehension in her mother’s voice.

“I am pregnant.” Her mother said. The words fell as if her father was not listening. A moment of silence seemed like a month as she began to feel the tension that was in her mother’s voice. Then she heard her father.

“I thought you were on the pill.”

“I was, but one got through.” She could feel the tension inside her begin to grow exponentially. She began to feel an uncertainty about her future. Her father spoke again with an edge of sarcasm.

“I don’t know if we can afford to have a baby right now. This is going to put so much pressure on us financially. I may have to go out and get another job.”

“What are you saying…?” her mom said. The discussion escalated. Then she heard her father offer another solution.

“Or… maybe you should go out and get a job. I don’t know if I can bring in enough.”

As she was hearing her father and mother’s discussion, her soul was processing even as an unborn child. The Holy Spirit opened up the memory and process of this experience. When God releases your soul, it does not have to grow up. You were chosen in Christ before the foundations of the world.[14] She was hearing, sensing, and feeling in the present, through the Holy Spirit, a deep sense of frustration coming up in her heart.[15]

I responded to the facial changes with this question. “What are you feeling? If the feelings coming up from deep inside you could speak what would they say?”

We sat for a few moments so that she could find the words to describe what these intense feelings would say. “I am hurt and rejected because my father does not want me. I am angry. I cannot trust him.”

There was such a mix of emotions and anxious rumbling that it shook her to the very core. She interpreted her father’s words as saying, “I do not want this child. It is going to cost me too much. It is going to be a burden.” Then she felt a surge of power within her that communicated a very overwhelming and defensive sense of defiance that she communicated to me with these words.

“I will have to show him that I am worthy of life. I will have to prove that my life has value and that I have a right to live”

This was her private interpretation of this conversation. Her parents would not have wanted their child to live under this kind of pressure; if they would have known what was happening to her. Furthermore, her parents were not responsible for her decision. She made a decision in her heart, and then made a personal vow that she would prove her value and substantiate her right to live.

She was active in the womb. Even before she was born she was discontented with the status quo and had “busyness” about her personality. Her parents said she had been a high level performer all of her life. Although her soul did not consciously remember either her parent’s conversation, or making the vows that have been driving her, the fruit of her decision could be seen clearly. She lived to prove her right to live.

Only God knows the places that you go in your heart that drive your decisions.

When the root is revealed, confessions in prayer and proclamation are required to reset the foundations of the belief system, and bring them into agreement with God and his Word.

The next step in the ministry to this woman was to work through The Kingdom Circle (we will reveal later); confess the sin of idolatry: the self-god syndrome that declared her own power to change the perception of her worth and value. Then dismantle the self-made belief system that brought her into agreement with, “I will prove that I have value and that I have a right to live.” And then establish God’s belief system.

 A Deep Groove

Only God knows the places that you go in your heart that drive your decisions. He alone knows how to bring the course required for unlocking the truth. Your eternal Father enters your life every day. You will never be outside of his love. He created the soul for an eternal purpose.

The promise of divine help was foreign to her. The divine connection between the soul, the body, and the spirit that brings the light of God’s wisdom into your heart, is usually activated when you come to the end of yourself and ask for God’s help. The spirit of the world, on the other hand, will give the credit for God-given design and purpose to other instinctual programming.

Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.[16]

The spirit of the world is the spirit that this lady agreed with in her mother’s womb. But this was revealed to her through the Holy Spirit of truth. The Apostle Paul, who walked with God in the first century, revealed this almost two-thousand years ago when he said:

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.[17]

The foundation for your belief system must be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Your beginning paradigm that was downloaded at conception, along with the development of your inner-man continues to be shaped by your choices. The consequence of wrong choices will weigh heavy on your psyche, hinder your warm and loving relationships, and can all but annihilate any loving and intimate relationship with God.

Judgment in the Heart

Her belief system was set before she was born. The proof of value will come from her performance. She would be her own personal judge. She alone would evaluate the worth of her life. She judged her father as a selfish and inconsiderate man, who wanted her to prove her worth. He never said that, but she interpreted his words and actions as an aphorism. This groove in her soul was so deep that only the Spirit of truth could reveal the lies, judgments, vows, and value system that had been used by the enemy to torment her and her family.

One of her lies was wrapped around her definition of value. In her heart, her father’s compliment for a job well done was not connected to his love for her, but to the value she needed to prove her right to exist.

I said, “Will you please repeat these confessions and proclamations after me phrase-by-phrase and word-for-word? And as you confess, let your heart come into agreement with God’s word?”

Breakthrough

The tears began to flow as she responded with a sigh of relief. ”Yes, I would love to…!” and she turned her life over to God’s design and power.

“Now, repeat this prayer after me phrase-by-phrase from your heart, ‘Lord God, in Jesus name, I confess the sin of Idolatry… I confess the sin of breaking the first three commandments, when I made this vow, ‘I will prove my value and prove that I have a right to live…’ I break agreement with these words and command them to fall to the ground right now in Jesus name… I break agreement with a lie that says, ‘My value is established in my performance …and I come into agreement with the truth that says, ‘My value is set in my creator’s love for me and by him giving his own son Jesus to redeem me.’ (Romans 5:8) ‘I agree that I could do nothing to earn this, but I can only receive as a gift what my eternal Father has given me.’ (John 3:16) ‘Lord God, will you please bring the eternal blood of Jesus and cleanse my body soul and spirit from each of these sins and each of the sins that I chose through my life because I believed these lies? (1 John 1:7) Lord God, I confess that you alone the God of my life and heart. (Philippians 2:11) I bow before you as the only Lord of my life, (Romans 14:11) in Jesus’ name.’” I paused to give her some time to process, and then I asked her.

“How does that feel?”

She responded cautiously but decisively, as if she was walking into a new territory that she had not traveled before. “I feel like a thousand pounds has been lifted off of my neck…”

I said, “Praise the Lord, but we are not done yet. Will you continue with me?”

“Ok…sure.”

Then we continued with the following repeat after me prayers and confessions. “I break agreement with a lie that says, ‘I have to prove that I have a right to live…’ and I come into agreement with the truth that says, ‘My eternal father chose me in Christ before the foundations of the world…’ (Ephesians 1:4) ‘My Father chose me before the foundations of the world…’ say the truth again, ‘I am chosen and therefore have a right to live because he sent me here.’ (Acts 17:26-28) (I left the scripture references in because it adds the authority of God’s word.)

Then I said, “Now, how does that settle into your heart?”

Her reply communicated a lighter tone. “It’s like… I can still feel stuff breaking off of me… almost like it is coming off in layers. Can we keep going?”

“Hey… that’s what I am supposed to say.” We laughed and kept our focus in this vein of repentance and confession as Holy Spirit led the restoring of her foundations into truth.

“Ok, let’s go here now… can you be there where you were hearing your parent’s conversation?”

A few moments passed and she said, “I’m there.”

Now confess this and release this to your parents, “Dad and mom, I forgive you for causing me to believe that you did not want me. I forgive you for questioning the value of my life. I forgive you for not speaking treasured thoughts about me from my conception. I forgive you for not valuing me as a gift from God. And Lord, I repent for judging my parents as not wanting me. And I speak blessings on them right now in Jesus name.”

There were other issues that we dealt with in this ministry time, but the root of this issue came from the choice she made in her soul, before she was born. This speaks to either a genetic memory and\or an eternal soul that is aware and already stamped with a paradigm at conception. The older we are when the Lord reveals truth to us, the deeper the influence of this belief system will have on our present day attitude and action.

For this lady, as you can imagine, there were also complications in the relationship with her father. The father establishes your identity, inclusion and inheritance. But she had set her identity in her ability to prove her value and validation. Every time she was complimented she felt vindicated in her right to exist, which caused her to work even harder. When she was corrected, her value in performance took a hit and she was broken. But this also compelled her to work harder. This was unusually frustrating because she was feeling attacked if she did perform and attacked if she didn’t perform. She could not win. What she needed was transformation… to know the truth and the truth to set her free.

A Strong Foundation

The ministry of the Spirit through the heart is the way to a rewarding relationship with God. The Spirit of God meets you where you are and walks with you into the power of a redeemed life. A SozoLife session helps the soul process the events of life through focused prayer and spiritual guidance.

I have designed this book to focus on the foundations required to build your heart in God’s kingdom. As you focus your heart on the power of his word, and walk in the wisdom of his glory, you will become confident. This will give you the power to live life from the heart. A relationship with the Father – Elohim, Jesus – Yeshua, and Ruach – the Spirit of Christ will serve as the channel for a solid foundation. Jesus is the prince of peace and he gives that peace to you. As you make the choice to live your life in God’s Spirit and nature that you receive from him, you will walk out of the dark into his marvelous light.



[1] Luke 6:45

[2] Exodus 20:12-16; Mark 10:18-19

[3] Mark 10:21-22

[4] Proverbs 4:23

[5] Genesis 6:5-6

[6] Heart – H3820: Strong’s Hebrew and Greek Dictionaries

[7] Keep – H5341: Strong’s Hebrew and Greek Dictionaries

[8] 2 Chronicles 16:9

[9] 2 Timothy 3:5

[10] An understanding taken from my interpretation of these passages; Ecclesiastes  12:6-7; Luke 16: 19-31; Ephesians 1:4

[11] Mark 7:20-23 GNB

[12] John 14:17

[13] Matthew 7:7

[14] Ephesians 1:4 GBN

[15] Jeremiah 1:5; Isaiah 43:10; Psalm 90:2

[16] 1 Corinthians 2:10-13

[17] Romans 12:2

A Sozolife Testimony

GOD CAN HEAL EVERY ASPECT OF YOUR PERSONALITY

One day a lady came in for a Sozo. She was working through some very strong performance issues, which drove her to outperform everyone at work, at church, and even put her in competition with herself. She was pushing herself beyond normal limits at work, even though her boss was not leveraging her for more production.

She thought these often unrealistic expectations were coming from her driven Type A personality. But her desire to succeed was causing some very serious marital and parental problems at home. No one could measure up to her level of performance and her unrealistic demands. She was so driven, that when she came for help she admitted that she could not see herself having the strength to sustain the same level of performance indefinitely. So, she was serious about being in a place for help.

I spent a few minutes introducing her to the Sozolife process and activating the eyes of her heart. Then we prayed together and started. Since she was a no nonsense type A personality, we stepped right into the process. After she stated her issue in her own words I said, “Can we start with a question for God? I believe he speaks to his children and he will talk to you.”

She responded articulately, “Alright, what should I do?”

I said, “This will be a repeat after me question, and as you speak it let your heart ask the Holy Spirit this question. ‘Holy Spirit of truth, will you please show me where this drive to perform is coming from?’” She repeated the question and we waited for Holy Spirit to answer.

In just a few moments she felt a small constriction around her shoulders and sensed darkness all around her. At first this was a little unsettling. Then we asked another question: “Holy Spirit of truth, do you want to show me where I am and how this experience formed this issue in me?”

She said, “Oh… I am in my mother’s womb. Now I am hearing a conversation between my mother and father. I think they are in the kitchen eating supper.” Her mother had just found out that she was pregnant with her, and she could sense the apprehension in her mother’s voice as she was telling her father.

“I am pregnant.” Then she explained a sense that began to build in her through what seemed like an unusually long period of silence, and then her father responded.

“I thought you were on the pill.”

“I was, but one got through.” She could feel the tension inside her begin to grow exponentially. She began to feel an uncertainty of her future. Then she heard her father.

“I don’t know if we can afford to have a baby right now. This is going to put so much pressure on us financially. I may have to go out and get another job.”

“What are you saying…?” her mom said. The discussion escalated. Then her father offered another solution.

“Or… maybe you should go out and get a job. I don’t know if I can do anymore.”

As she was hearing her father and mother’s discussion, her soul was processing even as an unborn child. The Holy Spirit opened up the process and the experience of this memory. When God gives the soul, it does not have to grow up. Although she was not able to process this consciously and intellectually, she was hearing, sensing, and feeling in the present, through the Holy Spirit, a deep sense of frustration coming up in her heart.
I responded to the facial changes with this question. “What are you feeling? If the feelings coming up from deep inside you could speak what would they say?”

We sat for a few moments so that she could find the words to describe what these intense feelings would say. “I am hurt and rejected because my father does not want me. I am angry. I cannot trust him.”

There was such a mix of emotions and anxious rumbling that it shook her to the very core. She interpreted her father words as saying, “I do not want this child. It is going to cost me too much. It is going to be a burden.” Then she felt a surge of power within her that communicated a very overwhelming and defensive sense of defiance that she communicated to me with these words.

“I will have to show him that I am worthy of life. I will have to prove that my life has value and that I have a right to live.” This was her private interpretation of this conversation.

Her parents would not have wanted their child to live under this kind of pressure; if they would have known what was happening to her. Furthermore, her parents were not responsible for her decision. She made a decision in her heart, and then made a personal vow that she would prove her value and substantiate her right to live.

She was active in the womb, and even before she was born she was discontented with the status-qua and had “busyness” about her personality. Her parents said she had been a high level performer all of her life.

Although her soul did not consciously remember her parent’s conversation, or consciously remember making these vows, her life experience revealed the results of the decisions and vows. She lived to prove her right to live.

When the root was revealed, confessions in prayer and proclamation were required to reset the foundations of the belief system, and bring them into agreement with God and his Word.

The next step in the ministry to this woman was to confess the sin of idolatry, the self-god syndrome that declared her own power to change the perception of her worth and value. Then dismantle the self-made belief system that brought her into agreement with, “I will prove that I have value and that I have a right live.” This is what this ministry looked like.

I said, “Will you please repeat these confessions and proclamations after me phrase-by-phrase and word-for-word? And as you confess these, will you let your heart come into agreement with God’s word and design?”

The tears began to flow as she responded with a sigh of relief, and began to turn her life over to God’s design and power…”Yes, I would love to…!”

“Now, repeat this prayer after me phrase-by-phrase from your heart, ‘Lord God, in Jesus name, I confess the sin of Idolatry… I confess the sin of breaking the first five commandments, when I made this vow, ‘I will prove my value and prove that I have a right to live…’ I break agreement with these words and command them to fall to the ground right now in Jesus name… I break agreement with a lie that says, ‘My value is established in my performance …and I come into agreement with the truth that says, ‘My value is set in my creator’s love for me and by him giving his own son Jesus to redeem me.’ (Romans 5:8) ‘I agree that I could do nothing to earn this, but I can only receive as a gift what my eternal Father has given me.’ (John 3:16) ‘Lord God, will you please bring the eternal blood of Jesus and cleanse my body soul and spirit from each of these sins and each of the sins that I chose through my life because I believed these lies? (1 John 1:7) Lord God, I confess that you alone the God of my life and heart. (Philippians 2:11) I bow before you as the only Lord of my life, (Romans 14:11) in Jesus’ name.’” I paused to give her some time to process, and then I asked her.

“How does that feel?”

She responded cautiously but decisively, as if she was walking into a new territory that she had not traveled before. “I feel like a thousand pounds has been lifted off of my neck…”

I said, “Praise the Lord, but we are not done yet. Will you continue with me?”
“Ok…sure.”

Then we continued with the following repeat after me prayers and confessions. “I break agreement with a lie that says, ‘I have to prove that I have a right to live…’ and I come into agreement with the truth that says, ‘My eternal father chose me in Christ before the foundations of the world…’ (Ephesians 1:4) ‘My Father chose me before the foundations of the world…’ say the truth again, ‘I am chosen and therefore have a right to live because he sent me here.’ (Acts 17:26-28) (I left these scriptures in because I use the references as much as I can because it adds the authority of God’s word.)

Then I said, “Now, how does that settle in your heart?”

“It’s like… I can still feel stuff breaking off of me… almost like it is coming off in layers. Can we keep going?”

“Hey… that’s what I am supposed to say.” We laughed and kept our focus in this vein of repentance and confession as Holy Spirit led the restoring of her foundations into truth.

“Ok, let’s go here now… can you be there where you were hearing the conversation by your parents…”

A few moments passed and she said, “I am there.”

Now confess this and give this to your parents, “Dad and mom, I forgive you for causing me to believe that you did not want me. I forgive you for questioning the value of my life. I forgive you for not speaking treasured thoughts about me from my conception… ‘And Lord, I repent for judging my parents as not wanting me. And I speak blessings on them right now in Jesus’ name.”

There were other issues that we dealt with in this ministry time, but the root of this issue came from the choice she made in her soul, before she was born. This speaks to either a genetic memory and\or the eternal soul that is aware and already stamped with a paradigm that comes at conception. The older we are when the Lord reveals truth to us, the farther or deeper the influence of this belief system will have on our present day attitude and action.

For this lady, as you can imagine, there were also complications in the relationship with her father. The father establishes your identity, inclusion and inheritance. But she had set her identity in her ability to prove her value and validation. Every time she was complimented she felt vindicated in her right to exist, which caused her to work even harder. When she was corrected, her value in performance took a hit and she was broken. But this also compelled her to work harder. This was unusually frustrating because she was feeling attacked if she did perform and attacked if she didn’t perform. She could not win. What she needed was transformation… to know the truth and the truth to set her free.

Her belief system needed to be reset. The proof of value will come from her performance. This was so deep that it took the Holy Spirit coming in to reveal this lie. The lie for her was wrapped around her definition of value. Her father’s compliment for a job well done, in her heart, was not connected to his love for her but to the value she needed to feel to prove the value of her existence.

The promise of divine help was foreign to her. The divine connection between the soul and body, and between the spirit and soul that brings the light of God’s wisdom into our heart is usually activated when we come to the end of ourselves, and we ask God for his help. This shows us that the human, left to self, will give the credit for God-given design to other instinctual programming.

Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teaches, but which the Holy Ghost teaches; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.

Only God knows the places we go in our hearts that drive our decisions. He alone knows how to convict and bring the truth to us. He created the soul for his eternal purpose. Our eternal Father loves and enters our life every day. We will never be outside of his love.

You are chosen and God has never had a bad thought toward you. He celebrates every day with you as if were your birthday all over again!

What is your story? Please make a comment on how this article influenced you.
Blessings, and walk free!

Free Book to Walk free of demons

In the last days God says, “My spirit will fall on all flesh.” (Acts 2) Do you think we will see his spirit or just see the results? Like the wind blowing through the trees. You can’t see the wind, but you can see the effects. The following link will be your free book. Let me know what you experience.

Working Through Deliverance With Holy Spirit a workbook

In the imagination and through the soul we engage the realm of the spirit, where the holy
and unholy angels travel. Jesus said that Lucifer was a liar and the Father of lies. This means he cannot tell the truth. When he speaks he lies. This means all of his fallen angels lie as well. They come to steal from you, kill anything they can, and destroy everything in your life. They are not your friend and they will not help you. Even when you think a demon is telling the truth, it will be a lie. Unclean spirits are master liars and act like good accusatory lawyers.

Where we are living contrary to the word of God (in sin and disobedience), they bring
accusation, and work to condemn us before God and others. They will try to take us to law and exercise judgment as a District Attorney. Fear is one of the fastest ways to give a dark spirit or a demon access to your life.

Jehovah Sabaoth is the Lord of Hosts, meaning that He is the master of all hosts in heaven and earth. Hosts of humans, birds, animals, angels, and demons. Every demon must be submitted to him and his word. (Job 1:6; 2 Chronicles 18:18) Therefore, we must stay close to God and exercise faith in his love and grace. Jesus was revealed to destroy all of the works of the enemy. (1 John 3:8) Take a minute and receive perfect love of God that will cast out all fear. (1 Timothy 1:7)

Demons cannot be seen with the natural eye, but the results of their influence can be seen.
Just because you cannot see something doesn’t mean that it cannot affect you. When I go to the beach, the unseen ultra-violet rays burn my lily white skin.

When you think over and over again about the way people have hurt you, or how afraid
you are; you move into a place where your heart resents and even hates the life you were given. Then you have a bitter taste in your mouth for yourself and others. It is fear, rebellion, bitterness, resentment, and sexual sin that open the doors of your heart to a demon spirit’s influence.

A young man came in one day hat had excessive fear about his life, and the life he
thought everyone was trying to take from him. The fear coupled with the unforgiveness opened a door to dark spirits.

These confessions mixed with faith will break each spirit’s power.

In the name of Jesus and by the power of his blood, I confess that Jesus Christ is Lord
over all creation, and I submit to him right now. Lord God, I take the authority you have
given me, and by the power of the blood of Jesus, I command any and every unclean
spirit in me to be bound in Jesus’ name and to leave my life now! I renounce any
involvement with them, and any participation with them, and any agreement that I have
ever had with them. Unclean spirit, I do not need you, I do not want you, and I command
you to leave my life now, in Jesus’ name.’ Go now, before the throne of God, and give an
account of yourself, and do not return to me in Jesus name!’

Lord Jesus, I agree with you that I have lived in fear. But from this moment, I renounce
the spirit of fear and I receive a spirit of power love and a sound mind. I choose right
now to receive your perfect love to fill me. I confess any unforgiveness as sin, and I choose to forgive anyone who has ever hurt me. I choose to live in a spirit of forgiveness from this day forward.

Lord Jesus, will you please send the Holy Spirit to fill me, and send your healing light
into my heart, my soul, my body, and my life right now, please? I receive the Spirit of
holiness, the spirit of burning and justice, with power and might, to guard me in all the
places of my heart and soul. Thank you Lord Jesus. I affirm my confidence and faith in
Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross right now in the name of Jesus, AMEN!

Are You Accepted or Rejected?

The Power of the Kingdom living life from the heart BookCoverImageHave you ever been rejected? What do you remember about that rejection? Rejection is one of the most powerful experiences that can paralyze your soul. Rejection is choosing to believe the opinion of another person, or group of people, over your own belief about yourself, or over what God believes about you. The truth about you is clearly given in God’s Word. The foundation for a healthy soul or psyche is the living Word of God.

The Living Word of God is the eternal good news. When the Apostle John was in heaven, he saw an angel having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth. Eternal truth transcends time and space, and exists from eternity. A message that began in eternity will be true throughout time and space. As a human, you believe that you can determine truth by the logical evaluation of evidence that is presented before you in the physical realm. Evidence can present fact to you but not necessarily be the truth.

The law of gravity that you experience on earth is what you may call a fact of nature. But when Jesus walked on the water, the truth transcended the law of gravity.

The law of sin and death that you experience is the law in the physical and spiritual realms, and can also be considered a fact of nature. Someone said; you can be sure of two things, death and taxes. This statement contains two facts but is not truth. When Jesus stood before Lazarus’ tomb, the friend of Jesus who died, the truth lifted his voice and said, “Lazarus, come forth!” and Lazarus walked out of his grave.[1] The truth transcends the law of sin and death.

The law of people’s opinion that can weigh heavy on the human psyche and determine whether or not a person feels accepted or rejected, is a law of nature in time and space. But when the truth met the woman caught in the act of adultery, he said, “Where are your accusers…neither do I condemn you. Go and sin no more.”[2] Truth transcends the law of people’s opinion.

Almost two-thousand years ago Jesus said, “I am the way the truth and the life, no man comes to the father except through me.”[3] Jesus said, I am the truth. Therefore truth has a name, and his name is Jesus. As you live, you will experience facts that are not necessarily truth. The circle below, for sake of illustration is eternity. God is eternity, and he created time and space inside himself. God’s truth flows in all and through all.

 

But all of his work is done in truth[4] and truth came through Jesus Christ,[5] who is the Word of God. He is the matrix of time and space, and the truth throughout the universe. Jesus holds all things together with his word. Therefore, his truth is good news! This is how that truth works for you and me.

 

The Revelation of Truth

One day a lady came in who was depressed. She described her depression as a dark cloud that felt hopeless and helpless, filled with regret and accusation. This reminded me of the Peanut’s character ‘Pig Pin’ that always had a cloud of dirt that followed him.

As she began to relate the story of her life and all of the circumstances where person after person betrayed and rejected her, I thought to myself; this woman really is rejected and “Lord, what am I going to tell her?”

The scripture says, “You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.”[6] But if she looked only at the evidence of her life, her truth would be “I am rejected!” She had already come to this conclusion, but she had not encountered the Truth that would set her free. I took the time to bring scripture to her, because this was her only hope.

Then Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in Him, If you continue in My Word, you are truly My disciples. And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. They answered Him, We are Abraham’s seed, and we have been in slavery to no one, never! How do You say, You will become free? Jesus answered them, Truly, truly, I say to you, Everyone practicing sin is a slave of sin. But the slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains to the age. Therefore, if the Son sets you free, you are free indeed.[7]

The men who Jesus was talking to in this scripture were defending their position, but denying the truth himself. They said we have been in slavery to no one, never! When in truth they were enslaved to the Roman occupation of Israel and the seat of government in Jerusalem. But there was another slave owner that Jesus was talking about. Jesus was talking about the law of sin and death, because they were practicing the sin of unbelief. Their confidence was based in themselves.

As the Lord began to speak to this lady who had come with depression, I sensed a new truth that God was giving her. She needed a new perspective of God, and a new revelation of his power and glory.

I said, “All of the stories you have told me today are evidence that you have received as fact. People have rejected you. Their opinion and actions toward you is rejection, but do you want to be defined by someone else’s opinion? Do you want the enemy, who wants to destroy you, to accuse you and your friends of rejection? Do you want someone who is human, just like you, to tell you whether or not you are accepted? From an earthly point of view you are rejected. But this is not the end of the story, and it is definitely not true. The truth of God is eternal and you need the truth. May I share this truth with you?”

She looked stunned. Then as if jerked out of a dazed hangover said, “Uhhh, Sure… What are you saying?”

I opened my Bible to Ephesians 1:3-6 and read it out loud to her.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.[8]

After I read this passage, I began to list the truths that she needed to believe as truth.

“The experiences that you have been through are telling you that you are rejected. The evidence is overwhelming, but it is a lie. How is it a lie? Because the truth is given to you right here, by the Word of God. First, you are blessed with all of the spiritual blessings in the heavenly places in Christ. Two, you were chosen in Christ before the foundations of the world. Three, you were adopted by Jesus Christ because it pleased him.”

I paused a few seconds, to allow what I was saying to sink in. She shook her head as if she had received something she had never seen before. And it was true. But she was not the only one. I had not received this revelation before this time. But on this day, it went in as truth. It was the revelation of Jesus; the Word of God that lives and abides forever.[9]

I then said, “You are chosen in Christ…” Next I asked, “Do you want to be free and receive the truth?” She responded with a question. “Is this really true?”

I answered with question. “Is God’s word true?”

She said, “Yes.”

I asked another, “Can God lie?”

She said, “No.”

“Will you believe God, or all the people who have treated you with disrespect and dishonor?”

She responded with a new tone in her voice. “I want to believe God!”

“Then will you speak this confession with me, phrase by phrase, out loud please?”

She said, “Yes.”

“Father God, I renounce a lie that says, ‘I am rejected.’ And I choose this day to break the word and actions over my life that has agreed with rejection. I now come into agreement with the truth that says, ‘I am chosen in Christ before the foundations of the world! I agree with God that I am chosen! My eternal Father chose me and loves me.”

“I renounce a lie that says ’other people can tell me who I am.” And I come into the truth that says, ‘I am chosen and adopted by Jesus and he is pleased with his daughter.”

When God reveals a truth that goes this deep and confronts so many lies all at once, I will say the confessions and truths repeatedly. I said to her, “Will you confess them with me again?”

She said, “Yes.” And we confessed these truths three times together. It is always good for your body to hear your voice agree with truth, and it is compounded when the truth you agree with is God’s Word.

Then I explained the eternal gospel. “Since the Word of God is eternal, and the apostle Paul was giving eternal revelation to the Ephesians, he is also giving this eternal revelation to you. You were chosen before God created darkness and said, ‘Let there be light.’ You were chosen before there was a heaven and earth. You were chosen before Adam was created. You had to have an individual entity, to be chosen. And God saw you, chose you, and loved you! He is saying from eternity that you are chosen and accepted. This is an eternal truth, and the eternal gospel – good news. Does this sound like good news to you?”

She began to weep as a light began to shine from her face. There are many truths that are in Christ that will bring the eternal light of God into your body.

 

Truth Transcends The Universe

The truth is established from the heart of God, not from the circumstances you experience. This is what King Solomon said:

He has made everything beautiful in its time.  Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end.[10]

God has known from eternity all His works.[11] When you love Him, agree with Him, and stand on His promises, they will manifest in the natural realm. This is why Jesus said,

Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.[12]

Meditating and confessing the eternal Word of God settles your faith and brings confidence to the soul. You had your conscious beginning in flesh, but you are destined for Spirit and life. You are limited by your humanity, but you are designed for a relationship with God. You were created as a son or daughter of God. Eternity only begins in heaven. Heaven is eternal, but heaven is not eternity. Heaven is not the end destination, God is the destination. When you receive Jesus Christ as your Savior, your eternal life began, and God is your goal.

True change comes as you come into complete agreement with the person and truth that comes from Jesus and empowered by the Holy Spirit. As you agree with God and let Him change your heart, your life comes into agreement with Him.

 

God’s Word is Eternal Truth

There are many truths that live in Jesus Christ the truth, and exist from eternity. These truths will transform your heart and bring you into God’s created design. The transformation that God wants in you is eternal. Take some time to read and assimilate the truth of these scriptures. The news that comes in him and all of the promises that are in him are inherently eternal.

1) “God created me as His Son…” Genesis 1:26

2) “…light affliction…eternal glory…” 2 Corinthians 4:17

3) “The Lamb slain from the…” Revelation 13:8

4) “God determines our life…” Acts 17:26

5) “My God shall supply…” Philippians 4:19

 

Jesus is Eternal Truth

The eternal truth is the manifested reality of Jesus Christ, who lives and abides forever. This is why truth is more than a principle or teaching. Truth is a person. God put His revelation in the creation, so that you would see him and know Him.

And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead.  And He laid His right hand on me, saying to me, ‘Fear not; I am the first and the last: I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys to hell and of death.’ [13]

Your righteous testimonies are everlasting and your decrees are binding to eternity.[14]

Jesus is the perfect representation of the Father, and as such, he has been the only one that acted in his Father’s best interest. God is the only being that inhabits and fills eternity. He is the only God that has ultimate power and authority. He is the only king of the universe. He is your only eternal Father and he wants you to trust him.

When the Apostle John was visited by the ascended and transformed Jesus Christ, he fell on his face as a dead man. Then Jesus began to reveal the future to him. The Spirit of truth is still revealing the future to his kids. He is the eternal truth and his power is unrivaled and immeasurable. The only way for you to walk in his power and glory is to receive his divine nature.

The process of transformation in the soul is likened to silver being purified and gold being refined. Both of these processes involve the baptism of fire. The process of flesh transforming into pure eternal spirit is the butterfly effect. After being entombed as a caterpillar in a spun grave, the worm dies and is transformed into a butterfly, another entirely new creation. This transformation is exactly the power of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.



[1] Luke 16:19-31

[2] John 8:3-12

[3] John 14:6

[4] Psalm 33:4

[5] John 1:17

[6] John 8:31

[7] John 8:31-36

[8] Ephesians 1:3-6

[9] 1 Peter 1:22-25

[10] Ecclesiastes 3:11-12

[11] Acts 15:18

[12] John 6:29

[13] Revelation 1:17-18

[14] Psalm 119:144

The decision is completely yours. Rejection is not God’s intention for you. Depression is not God’s intention for you either. Deliverance and healing will bring new revelation, a new perspective, and a new way of living.

Pastor Steve on Demons with Youtube Video

One day, a young lady showed up on the steps of our church for help. She said, “I have heard that you deliver people from demons here. Will you help me? I want to be delivered.” I responded with, “Yes, we do deliver people here because Jesus told us to in Matthew 10:8. And yes, I believe we can help you.”

Her first proclamation was good, but there was a detachment between her heart and her mouth that mystified me. Since something did not set right with the team that was ministering to her, we proceeded with an interview. Through a number of questions and the revelation of spiritual discernment, the real motive behind her desire to be delivered surfaced. She was a witch, and wanted us to cast the devils out so she could get more demons. I know it sounds insane. Most people have not experienced the torment of demons. Jesus gave this revelation about demonic activity.

“When an evil spirit goes out of a person, it travels over dry country looking for a place to rest. If it can’t find one, it says to itself, ‘I will go back to my house.’ So it goes back and finds the house empty, clean, and all fixed up. Then it goes out and brings along seven other spirits even worse than itself, and they come and live there. So when it is all over, that person is in worse shape than at the beginning. This is what will happen to the evil people of this day.” (Matthew 12:43-45 GNB)

I have only had a few people who wanted to keep their demons, but this lady wanted more. IF she had gotten her way, at least seven more wicked demons would have come to her and the end of her life would have been worse.

We tried to convince the young lady by telling her what her future would look like. She would not be turned, and we released her without deliverance. But if you want to be delivered the authority of God is available for freedom.

Believe and receive all that Jesus has done for you, take the authority he has given you, and command the demon spirits to go in Jesus’ name. The word of God is the law in the physical and the spiritual realms, and you must deny and defy his law to be tormented by demons.

“And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book: But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.” (John 20:30-31)

Legally, demons cannot access you at their whim. There are laws that God has set in place to protect you. But just like Adam, if you want to disobey God, the demons will gain access to you, and it will not end well. The strategy of unholy and unclean spirits is to get you to believe a lie, and then motivate you to act in agreement with that lie. The demonic hordes work with lies, deceit, pride, and the curse of Adam’s nature to get you to agree with them. Therefore, when demons show up in your life, as they do in everyone’s life, there is a cause.

“He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.” (1 John 3:8)

If a demon is in your life, you made a choice somewhere and somehow to agree with him. It may have been at a point of deep hurt, intense rejection, forceful trauma, extreme fear, severe abuse, the willful act of immoral sin, or a repeated act of rebellion against authority. All of us have made similar decisions, and therefore, most of these demons have been with us for a while.

A Demon Behind Every Tree?

You can minister in Power... learn how.
You can minister in Power… learn how.

I have never been one to believe that there was a demon behind every tree, and I am still of that persuasion. You may have heard the phrase, “The Devil made me do it!” and knew the person who said it was just laying the blame for their choices at a demon’s feet. I have been tempted to say to a person or two, “You come out of that demon right now!”

There may not be a demon behind every tree, but there was a demon in the Garden of Eden at the tree of knowledge of good and evil when Eve walked up. In fact, he was the first demon. His names include Lucifer, Satan, the Devil, the Enemy, the Serpent, the Red Dragon, and the Accuser of the brethren. Through the prophet Ezekiel, God the Father described him like this:

“Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so… Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.” (Ezekiel 28:14-15)

When God created the Angels, he made them in the heavens as beings of spirit and light. God refers to the angels as the sons of God when he created the earth in Job 38:7,

“Then the LORD answered Job out of the storm. …’Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me if you have such insight. Who determined its dimensions? …Who laid its cornerstone when the morning stars sang together and all the sons of God shouted for joy?'” (Job 38:1-7 GW)

The glory of God transcends time and space!
The glory of God transcends time and space!

As beings of his inception, they were created by him, through him, and for him. He also created them to have a choice. These are beings who must be in agreement with the word of God to exist, and yet given the ability to choose. How that works I don’t know, but nonetheless, God said Lucifer was perfect until iniquity was found in him. There are many words to describe how an angel in heaven can enter the sin of iniquity, but I do not have time here to go there. Jesus said, “He is a liar and the father of all lies.” Lies are at the root of the spirit of iniquity. As you know, a lie is not always dark and grungy. A lie spins the truth to serve self and self’s ambitions. Lucifer was discontent with his created place as the anointed (he had an anointing) cherub (he had a position of purpose) that covered (he had a position of authority) in the tabernacle in heaven, but he was discontent and wanted more; to be like God (Isaiah 14:14). It was in this state of self promotion that he conceived the slyest lies, for his own good. It was these lies that convinced one-third of the hosts of heaven to follow him. As the statement among humans goes, “The grass is always greener on the other side.” The attitudes of a discontented heart will open the soul of man to Lucifer’s temptations and demonic torment.

The strategy he used with the angels, he also used at the tree of Knowledge of good and evil, with Eve. And the angels that follow him are still using these same strategies today. They can’t twist your arm and make you do anything, but they can talk to you. If you listen, you will hear a lie. Then you will make up your own mind to act. The choice will always be yours and you will be responsible for action you take, in the physical and spiritual realms.

Just as you have a guardian angel to watch over and protect you, you will also have familiar (family) spirits; demons that travel blood-lines to visit the sins of the fathers to the third and fourth generation. These demons will not usually look like the comic book portrayals, unless it will help them terrify you, but will be disguised as beings that want to “help” you get what you want. The truth is, in this world you will have tribulation, but you are made to be more than a conqueror in Jesus Christ.

“I have spoken to you, that in me ye may have peace, in the world ye shall have tribulation, but take courage–I have overcome the world.” (John 16:32-33)

The key to the power to conqueror is in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. It is in a relationship with him that you will receive understanding about the spirit realm and how it works. He will fight hand in hand with you, until you live in complete victory. What you learn will give you a strategy to defeat the fallen demonic hordes behind whatever tree you may find them. Blessings and have fun, you are an over comer!

If I can help, email me at stevescroggs1@gmail.com.