Archive for November, 2007

Can’t name it? Describe it!

Saturday, November 17th, 2007

Let’s say that you are up against a demon, but you have no clue what it’s name is. Let’s say the spirit is causing the person to experience deep feelings of irrational grief or sadness. One tactic that I have found helpful is to describe the demon if I don’t have it’s name. I might confront the demon(s) by saying something like, “I command the spirit or spirits that are responsible for this grief, sadness and torment to come to attention in the name of Jesus!” From my experience at least, this seems to get results quicker than simply referring to the spirit as “unclean spirit”. Once I describe the demon’s function or activity, then I will often refer to it as unclean spirit or devil as I continue to be persistent in driving it out.

Of course, if you have the actual name of the spirit, that is the best way to get it’s attention and force it up to the surface where it can be easily dealt with.

Break the curse, then cast out the demon!

Monday, November 5th, 2007

A person seeking deliverance from a generational bondage may think all that is needed is to break the curse that was passed down to them form their ancestors. This may be true with some cases, but don’t rely on simply breaking the curse as a means to end the bondage! A curse is simply a permission slip for an unclean spirit to enter or take advantage of a person. The spirits operating through the curse are what causes the actual problem in that person’s life. The curse simply allowed them to enter or gain access.

Many times, it is not enough to simply break a generational curse, it is also vital to cast out the spirits operating behind that curse. If you take somebody with a generational spirit of anger, and simply break the curse (which may have already been broken - see my teaching on web site for the teaching on Generational Curses), chances are the bondage will remain. This is because the spirit causing the problem has not automatically left. I have a teaching on the website entitled, “Why cast out demons?” which explains that demons do NOT leave once their legal grounds are broken up. It is therefore vital to cast out the spirits operating behind a curse!

Just as Jesus shed His blood for our sins…

Monday, November 5th, 2007

…so He also shed His blood for our healing!

Did you realize that just as Jesus’ shed blood paid for your sins, so also He shed His blood to pay for your healing? It is true! Let’s look at the following verses in Isaiah 53:

“4 Surely he hath borne our griefs (from the Hebrew word choliy, which means sickness or disease), and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. 5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.”

Meditate on this concept… it is a powerful key to faith! Yes, Jesus shed His blood for payment for your sins, but He also shed His blood for your healing just the same!