Identify The Lie
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Identify The Lie
“Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.” (John 8:44)
“And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. ; whose end shall be according to their works.” (2 Corinthians 11:14, 15)
We are all familiar with the above scriptures and know that there is no clearer description anywhere in the Bible as to who, in actual fact, is the cause of all the LIES that we are confronted with daily, or even are, ourselves, guilty of. From these scriptures we see that the FATHER OF LIES is no-one else but the devil, who POSES as an angel of light – he who is also described as follows in Revelation 12:9:
“And the great DRAGON was cast out, that old SERPENT, called the DEVIL, and SATAN, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.”
Incidentally, before I continue, I would like to ask you a question: If I have a picture, tattoo, or other image of a DRAGON, anywhere in my home, on my clothes or on my body, no matter how “pretty” – WHOSE image is it? No-one other than Satan! And do I really want to live with an image of satan in my home – or on my body? I just mention this in passing.
Let us continue with the things the Lord has laid on my heart to write about in this book. Right at the outset, I give all honour to Jesus Christ for what He has taught me during many counselling sessions during which the contents of this book have taken form. Therefore, I shall endeavour to reproduce this information in a practical form, to be used by God’s children. I glorify and praise His Almighty Name! May it help you, the reader, to identify the LIES in your own life as well as in the lives of others, so that everyone may be SET FREE from those LIES and can LIVE in the victory which Jesus has brought for us.
Let’s take a look at how Satan set to work from the beginning. Of course, in the same way in which he still operates today, since his methods have not changed over thousands of years. He simply uses the LIE at all times, and, because we humans keep falling for his LIES (of course in different subtle forms, as we shall read in this book) he has no need to change his way of operating. Why should he let go of his winning recipe? Only when we stop believing his LIES, will he have to let go of them, but hitherto that has not been necessary, as we have been falling for his LIES down through the ages. We keep listening to the LIE rather than to the truth of God’s Word. But where did it all start?
It started right at the beginning of the Bible, when satan told the first LIE in history to Eve.
“And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.” (Genesis 3:4-6)
What do we see very clearly in these verses, what does a LIE usually do? It ALWAYS goes directly God’s Word.
If only we can learn to begin to IDENTIFY the LIE and to KNOW what our true authority is in Christ, then we will know how to get rid of the LIES in our lives. Please take note that there is no other way of getting rid of them, than by the authority which Christ has given us through His death on the cross. This is stated very clearly in the Bible in the following two scriptures:
“And they overcame him (satan) by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.” (Revelation 12:11)
“And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath He quickened together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses; Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to His cross; And having spoiled principalities and powers, He made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.” (Colossians 2:13-15)
My heart’s desire is that this book will assist you in exposing satan and making a show of him openly, in order that you may be rid of him in your own life as well as the lives of others, as you stand on your authority in Christ and the word of your own testimony.
SATAN’s LINES OF ATTACK
In order to define the lines of Satan’s attack on our lives, I would like to set out a graph which will explain this aspect more clearly:
I realise that this doesn’t make much sense as it stands here without any further explanation, but throughout the reading of this book, please refer back to this graph and it will become progressively clear to you. I have no doubt that this graph will, in future, prove to be of immeasurable value to yourself as well as enabling you to help others to be set free from satan’s LIES, as it has on many occasions helped me as well as many others. I also realise that it may look very basic to some, but I have personally, during a counselling session with an ex-satanist, received confirmation that this graph is drawn in exactly the way in which Satan goes about teaching them to attack Christians.
Let’s take another look at the way in which Satan uses these lines of attack against the children of God… Yes, against you and me. What did Eve do long ago? She believed Satan’s LIE. Exactly as we still do today. It is, after all, so much easier to believe the LIE than to believe the TRUTH of God’s Word. We get so used to the LIES which imprison us that we eventually think that is where we belong. After Eve believed the LIE, she ate of the fruit and also gave to Adam to eat. Just look at the next thing that happened in their lives:
“And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? And he said, I heard Thy voice in the garden, and I was AFRAID, because I was naked; and I hid myself.” (Genesis 3:9,10)
The LIE which Eve believed, then brought the (spirit of) FEAR into their lives. In the same way today we believe the LIE and then FEAR walks in. Satan lies to us in the following ways: “Do you know, you are not a good husband (wife) to your wife (husband). You are not a good father (mother) to your children. You are not a good friend to your friends. Your salary will not make it to the end of the month, how are you going to pay everything?” Or any other LIE that he can think of. And what happens? We believe the LIE and we start to FEAR! “Oh goodness, am I a good enough husband (wife)? Am I a good enough father (mother)? Where have I failed as a parent, because look at all the awful things my children have gone and done!” FEAR, of course, takes on a multitude of different forms in our lives, for example: all kinds of phobias – fear of the dark, fear of death, stress, fear of failure, anxiety attacks, etc.
What happens next? FEAR now opens the door to (the spirit of) AGGRESSION. Because I am AFRAID, I become irritable, frustrated, angry and short-tempered. I don’t WANT to be this way, I am a Christian, but, before I can stop myself, I “fall to pieces” and shout at someone and, sadly, it is usually those closest to me. Because of the inherent AGGRESSION which now hangs around me, and which no-one has hitherto taught me the correct way to get rid of, the following scenario follows.
In the first place we must remember that our daily battle is not against flesh and blood, but against satan and his in the air. That is why you will notice that I indicate in brackets every time that we have to do with the (spirit of) either FEAR, AGGRESSION, FAILURE, etc. Right throughout the Bible, in the Old Testament as well as in the New Testament, a considerable number of evil spirits are called by their names, confirming that, to the people in Biblical times, this was a common occurrence. And it is still the same, even today. The evil spirits mentioned in the Bible in the past are still evil spirits today, and that which was sin in the past, is still sin today. The evil spirits referred to in the Bible haven’t suddenly disappeared, so that they can no longer come and harass us. Just look at how clearly Paul puts it:
“For we wrestle NOT against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” (Ephesians 6:12[_)_]
“For we write none other things unto you, than what ye read or acknowledge; and I trust ye shall acknowledge even to the end…” (2 Corinthians 1:13[_)_]
It is clear from the last verse of scripture that Paul is saying that that which they as the authors of the Bible have written for us, is precisely that which we read and understand. In other words, if that first verse of scripture tells us that our battle is against the EVIL SPIRITS, it means nothing other than that even to this day our battle is still against those EVIL SPIRITS!
Let’s continue with the graph. Now the following happens: My wife and I, or my child and I, or my friend and I – let’s use my friend Jack as an example – are in conversation with each other. At some stage one of those evil spirits which usually hang around in the air, comes and sits on my shoulder and whispers the following in my ear: “Tiaan, swear at Jack (or your wife/child)!” Because I am a child of God, I am SUPPOSED to KNOW the following scripture verse and must be able to APPLY it every moment of my life:
“Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and *every thought to the obedience of Christ*…” (2 Corinthians 10:15)
I am supposed to react immediately as follows: “No, I will not swear at my friend (or wife/child)! I am a child of God and I know that it will damage my relationship with my friend (or wife/child) if I should swear at him/her. No, I take this thought captive to the obedience of Christ and I cast it out of my head this very minute!” You see, friend, I must make a CHOICE, just as I made the CHOICE at a certain point in my life to accept Jesus. Am I going to swear at Jack or am I going to take the thought captive and cast it out of my head? Should I make the wrong choice at that moment, however, the following will happen… Another evil spirit immediately goes and sits on his shoulder and puts the following thought into Jack’s head: “No, good heavens man, he can’t talk to you like that, go ahead and swear back at him!” Now the choice is HIS as to whether he is going to react in the same way or whether he is going to take that thought captive to the obedience of Christ. Let’s say he makes the wrong CHOICE (decision) and swears back at me. Now we are suddenly involved in a FLESH AND BLOOD battle! And we allow this to happen while the Bible clearly tells us that our battle is NOT against flesh and blood! What happens now? The two evil spirits who started it all, now go and sit in a chair and have a good laugh, because now they have drawn us into something against which the Bible warns us not to become involved in.
Now an even worse thing happens. During this “flesh and blood” argument going on between myself and Jack, I say something ugly which hurts him terribly. He goes and lies down and the voice of the Holy Spirit speaks to him: “Jack, you know you must forgive Tiaan, remember Jesus said seventy times seven?” How do we normally react to this? “Lord, no, he hurt me, I first want to sleep on this!” Remember what Granny always used to say? “Never go to bed while you are angry with someone, my child.” Why not? Because the Bible says so and I know that Granny knew her Bible.
“Be ye angry, and sin not: ; neither give place to the devil.” (Ephesians 24:26, 27)
Oops! Take a good look at the above scripture verse. If I go to bed at night in a state of anger, whether with my husband, my wife, my child, my employer, my friend, my enemy… I give the devil a FOOTHOLD in my life! Who gives him that foothold? I do, no-one else. So now what happens to Jack? Tomorrow morning he wakes up and, once again, the voice of the Holy Spirit speaks to him: “Jack, you know very well that you must forgive Tiaan, remember Jesus said seventy times seven?” This time Jack reacts as follows (as do you and I, dear friend): “Never mind, Lord, it’s okay, that was yesterday, ‘bygones are bygones’, it’s in the past and I’ve dealt with it.” Please take special note here, friend, “…I have dealt with it…” is one of satan’s BIGGEST LIES! No, what has in actual fact happened in the spirit dimension? Yesterday Jack DISOBEYED God’s Word, because he has not FORGIVEN me. By DISOBEYING God’s Word, the Bible, he is directly obeying whom? No-one else but satan, the father of all LIES! And by disobeying God’s Word, he opens the door to (the spirit of) UNFORGIVENESS.
The next step on our graph is that Jack’s unforgiveness has now opened the door to (the spirit of) BITTERNESS. Because what is the usual outcome after an argument of that nature with someone? The following thoughts enter in: “You know, if only I’d said this or that to him, or if only I said it this way, or that way, then he would have gotten his just desserts!” And so it starts a game of whirligig in my mind and BITTERNESS gets a foothold in my life. Again I ask the question: Who allows this? Only I do, no-one else. The key, without doubt, lies in forgiveness and setting someone free, in order for me to receive forgiveness and also be set free.
“Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven…” (Luke 6:37)
“*For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your Heavenly Father will also forgive you.] [.” ([*Matthew 6:14, 15])
The very clear choice, therefore, lies here: Do I want to be forgiven? Then I must FORGIVE! Once again, though, the CHOICE is MINE. Jesus does not do it on my behalf, but He dearly wants me to make that choice according to the commands contained in His Word.
Should I refuse to forgive someone, then BITTERNESS opens up the door to (the spirit of) REBELLION. Jack now becomes rebellious. Initially, only against me, as I was the one who hurt him. So, if he sees me in the street, he wants to run me over. However, REBELLION has a habit of growing. Why? Because satan causes it to keep growing inside me and I don’t take my thoughts captive to the obedience of Christ! Six weeks later, if Jack should see my wife in the street, he also wants to run her over. Another six weeks later, if he sees any of my friends in the street, he also wants to run them over. Until eventually… eventually… satan wants his REBELLION to grow to the point where he becomes rebellious against God Himself, to the point where he becomes angry at God for all the things that went wrong in the past. Our wonderful, merciful Heavenly Father automatically gets the blame for all the things that go wrong in our lives, while the real cause lies in all the LIES which the father of LIES (satan) has been bringing into our lives.
During marriage counselling, I always point this out to the people concerned. Sir, if your wife suddenly starts screaming at you, or ma’am, if your husband suddenly starts screaming at you, it’s not always he or she. Often, there is a spirit sitting on his or her shoulder who just planted a thought in his or her head, and which he or she has not taken captive to the obedience of Christ, and that thought was then SPOKEN! Why? Because satan needs to attack you through your wife or husband. Satan and his demons always need a body through which they can go about doing damage. Instead of screaming back or swearing at each other, we need to realise what is happening during those intense moments – that in those moments a “thief” has entered into our midst who wants to “steal, kill and destroy” (John 10:10) our marriage, and we must rather join hands, pray together, stand against the enemy and CHASE him out of our marriage and our home!
Well, let’s continue. Keep in mind that LIES, FEAR and AGGRESSION are always satan’s first line of attack. We minister to companies and we see it there, we minister in churches and we see it there, we minister to individuals daily and we see it there… satan lies to someone, that person becomes fearful or he or she becomes angry… and then the rest follows. Should he not take us on the path of UNFORGIVENESS and REBELLION, he goes from from AGGRESSION right DOWN to the lowest line of the graph which I have drawn above. After AGGRESSION follows the (spirit of) HEAVINESS. And it causes in my life that which is generally referred to as “mood swings”. The one day I am on an emotional high point and the next day I am in a deep hole. The day after I am once again on an emotional high point and the day after I am once again in a hole… and there is no in-between in my life. So now I don’t understand exactly what’s going on, never having been taught about satan’s methods, and I don’t realise that it is satan and his evil spirits trying to destroy me.
2.8. DEPRESSION AND SUICIDE
If I don’t start dealing with that HEAVINESS as God wants me to do, this now opens the door to an enormous hole in my life, namely: DEPRESSION! Where does DEPRESSION come from, if we look at the Bible? Straight from FEAR. This is how the New King James Bible explains it in Proverbs 12:25: “ in the heart of man, .” What is “anxiety”? Fright, terror, FEAR! This scripture in this specific translation of the Bible, puts it more clearly than all of them. FEAR in the heart of man causes DEPRESSION.
FEAR of what? “I’ve lost my job, how am I going to take care of my wife and children?” or: “My marriage is on the rocks, how am I going to face my parents and my friends?” or: “I’m going to lose my business, I might even land in prison, how will I face the world?” or: “I’m pregnant at the age of fourteen, my parents are going to kill me!” or: “I’m going to fail at school this year, my dad will annihilate me!”
And these thoughts, which I have not taken captive to the obedience of Christ, because I was never taught how to apply it, pushes me down over a period of days, weeks or months, deeper and deeper into this hole of DEPRESSION, until DEPRESSION eventually opens the door to SUICIDE!
PROPHETS UNTO THE NATIONS!
What has now happened with my SUICIDE? Satan has silenced me! What has happened if I am in REBELLION as referred to on the top line of the graph, as I explained earlier in Chapter 2? Satan has silenced me! Why is satan so intent on silencing me? Because he knows the Bible better than all people. He knows very well what is written in the following scripture verses:
“Then the word of the Lord came unto me, saying: I knew thee; and I SANCTIFIED thee, and I ordained thee a PROPHET unto the NATIONS.” (Jeremiah 1:4, 5).
You see, the Lord’s plan for you and me and every baby which has ever been born, is described in these two verses of scripture. So many people go through life wondering why they are here on earth and for what reason they were created. Without any doubt the answer lies in the words of the above scriptures. How can I say this with such certainty? Because a few hundred years after Jeremiah, Jesus appeared on the scene and He repeats the commandment, which we have come to know over the years as the Great Commission in Matthew 28:19:
“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things I have commanded you…”
From these two scriptures, taken both from the Old and the New Testament, it is clear that each one of us should lead NATIONS to Jesus, that we must be prophets who show NATIONS the way to Jesus Christ. That is why satan tries his best to pull us away from those two very clear commands, with his LIES. As long as he can keep us busy with all those LIES in our lives, he will keep us from reaching our goal and our destiny for which we have been created.
THE FATHER OF LIES’ STANDARD LIES
Now, of course, comes the question: HOW does he do it? How does he manage to silence us? Well, the Bible is very clear about the fact that he is the “father of lies” (John 8:44), therefore he makes sure that he continuously – from our childhood – brings LIES into our lives. As I mentioned before, why would he let go of a successful recipe which we have been falling for all this time, because we have never really learnt about his plans of attack, or because we didn’t want to talk about it? Let’s take a look at some of his standard LIES, which counsellors encounter on a daily basis.
4.1. MOLESTATION AND THE SPIRITS OF LUST, WHORING (ADULTERY) AND PERVERSION
Firstly, we usually encounter MOLESTATION which then opens the door to the spirits of LUST, WHORING (ADULTERY) AND PERVERSION to walk into our lives. People are sometimes quick to tell me that they were never molested and I have to point out to them that they must not always think only in terms of extremes. Molestation is not always just cases of rape or indecent assault. It may be as innocent as playing “house-house” or “doctor-doctor” with the little boy or the little girl next door, or with your cousins where you peeked at, or touched, each others’ private parts. That “innocent game” is also sufficient to open the door to the spirits of LUST, WHORING AND PERVERSION in someone’s life. (Let’s refer to that person as Harry). What happens next? These spirits start telling Harry that he is a bad boy, so he BELIEVES the LIE, he becomes AFRAID that everyone will start thinking that he is bad, he becomes ANGRY at the person/persons who did it to him, he is unable to FORGIVE him/her, he becomes BITTER and comes into REBELLION, or he goes down the bottom line from HEAVINESS, to DEPRESSION to SUICIDE.
These spirits of LUST, WHORING AND PERVERSION now start repeating themselves in Harry’s life. He suddenly becomes sexually active at a young age. He doesn’t want to be this way, as he grew up in a Christian home, but, time after time, he finds himself involved in a messy relationship with a girl (or boy) – as MOLESTATION and the spirits of LUST, WHORING AND PERVERSION are also the cause of many boys and girls later becoming homosexual or lesbian.
These spirits of LUST, WHORING AND PERVERSION now also attack Harry later on in his marriage. When he and his wife (let’s call her Julie) meet one another, these spirits attract them to each other with the following LIES: “After all, you love each other, and you are going to get married, so you’re allowed to do it! You’ve been engaged for six months and the wedding is in two months’ time, you’re almost husband and wife, so no-one will think it strange if you are doing it already!” Or the other LIE: “Oh well, everyone’s doing it in any case. Just look at television and films. So, there’s nothing wrong if you also start doing it now!” What happens now? Harry and Julie listen to the LIE and believe it and they sleep together (OUTSIDE OF GOD’S WILL (See Genesis 39:7-9)… and, therefore, IN satan’s will) BEFORE marriage.
The result of this is the following: While Harry and Julie are doing with each other what is supposed to be Godly; that which is the consummation of the marriage relationship between a husband and wife, the spirits of LUST, WHORING AND PERVERSION remind Harry of Gerty with whom he slept three years previously. The reason for this is because the Bible says his soul “cleaves” to every woman he slept with outside of marriage. (See Genesis 34:2,3). In counseling it is referred to as “soul ties”. Suddenly he starts thinking that Gerty may have been better than Julie and a small seed germinates in his mind, which he does not immediately take captive to the obedience of Christ. Julie, likewise, while busy with Harry, suddenly remembers John, with whom she slept five years previously, and a small seed germinates in her mind as well, which succeeds in eventually causing a separation between herself and Harry over a period of months or years.
4.1.1. BLOOD COVENANT
What is really happening here? The spirits of LUST, WHORING AND PERVERSION are intent on causing a separation between Harry and Julie. Many people come to me and say: “Tiaan, I don’t understand it. Before I married my husband / wife, our sex-life was fantastic, but since we became married, it’s a mess. Why?” Then I always reply that it’s because we listen to the LIE today and no longer understand about the blood covenant. What blood covenant? The one which was entered into on the cross. Let’s go back to the cross for a while. When Jesus hung on the cross and shed His precious blood, then the curtain (the temple veil) in the temple tore from top to bottom. That was symbolic of the BLOOD COVENANT between God, the Heavenly Bridegroom, and ourselves, as His earthly bride. Medical science tells us that, when a man has intercourse with a girl who is still a virgin, her hymen tears from top to bottom… (Co-incidence? No, with God there is NO such thing as co-incidence, He made everything (including a woman’s hymen) for a specific reason (Proverbs 16:4)) … and there is the flowing of blood. What does this refer to? It refers to the BLOOD COVENANT that is entered into between the bridegroom and the bride on the night of the wedding. Let’s take a look at how this works in practice, using Harry and Julie as examples.
Because Harry and Julie were both molested earlier on in their lives, or by their own choice opened the doors to the spirits of LUST, WHORING AND PERVERSION, Harry was naughty and slept with four other girls before he was married. Julie herself was caught in the LIE and also slept with four other men. Now we must remember that the blood, in the flesh, only flows once, but we are presently discussing SPIRITUAL matters. Therefore, we now have a” blood covenant” between Harry and four other girls. We are also talking about the so-called “soul-ties”, because Harry’s soul has now become attached to each one of the girls with whom he slept. In the same way there is now a “blood covenant” / soul tie between Julie and each of the men with whom she slept. However, what they did not know, is that each one of the women and men with whom they had slept, had slept with two other men and women. So now there are even more soul-ties in the picture. If we now add everything up, we find that, on Harry’s and Julie’s wedding night, because of the soul-ties, as many as 26 (TWENTY SIX) people are all together in the SAME BED! And the spirits of LUST, WHORING AND PERVERSION use this to tear our marriages apart without us even knowing what is happening.
Now we often find the clever argument put forward that in divorces couples are just “sexually incompatible”. As a result of this, the following tendency has now taken root: Clever and educated people write in magazines and books that couples should rather move in together before marriage in order to find out beforehand whether they are sexually compatible or not. And satan smiles… But let’s keep on following the lives of Harry and Julie. The couple now starts experiencing marriage problems because of matters in the bedroom, and they go for counselling. Unfortunately, they now land up with someone who enlarges on the LIE in their lives, as he tells them that it’s quite in order to indulge in fantasies about other men and women to bring more excitement into their intimate life. He even goes so far as to suggest that they watch certain videos in a certain colour (blue) together, because it will be good for their intimacy. What a LIE! What is the truth according to God’s Word?
“Drink waters out of thine own cistern, and running waters out of thine own well (Your OWN husband or your OWN WIFE). Let thy fountains be dispersed abroad, and rivers of waters in the streets. . (This is the answer against the so-called “swingers clubs”). Let thy fountain be blessed: …Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe; let her breasts (NOT those of the WOMAN NEXT DOOR) satisfy thee at all times; . And why wilt thou, my son, be ravished with a strange woman (the actress on TV, on the computer or on the video) and embrace the bosom of a stranger?” (Proverbs 5:15-20).
Can we make this scripture any clearer? It is, of course, as much applicable to women, if we replace the word “woman” with the word “man” and “son” with “daughter”. Let’s take another look at what else the Bible has to say about that LIE.
“Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman. , (NOT the neighbour’s wife, nor the actress in the “soap opera” on TV) . Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise the wife also unto the husband. The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife. Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, for your incontinency.” (1 Corinthians 7:1-5).
Look carefully at the last scripture verse quoted above. What do we see? If Harry and Julie should withdraw from each other, because all is not well in their intimate relationship, or because they have listened to the LIES, and have not taken their thoughts captive to the obedience of Christ and have started shouting at each other and have even taken to sleeping in separate bedrooms because they are angry with each other… look carefully at what is going to happen next… SATAN will tempt them, NOT their own flesh, NOT their own thoughts. How does he do this? Satan’s spirits of LUST, WHORING AND PERVERSION will make very sure that an attractive girl, wearing a very short dress, will start up a conversation with Harry at work. Or a very attractive man will suddenly start chatting to Julie where she is sitting alone at a table drinking coffee and looking very miserable, wondering what’s gone wrong between herself and Harry. And, as a result of LACK OF SELF-CONTROL, because they have, in a fit of anger, withdrawn from each other as husband and wife, satan now brings them into a new temptation… And nine times out of ten, God’s children fall for this LIE, and an “innocent friendship” changes into a sexual relationship, because: “My husband no longer understands me”, or “My wife doesn’t know what my needs are” and this new “friend” is always so understanding!
Friend, I think you can see for yourself that the spirits of LUST, WHORING AND PERVERSION are not as “innocent” as the few coarse jokes that people like to tell at parties.
The second LIE which satan often uses in people’s lives is (the spirit of) REJECTION. Literally thousands of wonderful books have been written on this subject.
However, for the purposes of this booklet, I will briefly show you, in my own way, how this LIE goes to work in people’s lives. REJECTION is something which can go as far back as the time when Harry was still in his mother’s womb. While his mother was pregnant with him, the relationship between her and his father was not very good, because his father drank and abused his mother, or he was never at home, or he had a relationship with another woman… and Harry’s mother experienced REJECTION from his father. According to medical science, a child in the womb can pick up these types of emotions from the mother as early as three days after conception.
What happens next? Harry gets born in the midst of these circumstances and soon there is a “small voice” telling him: “You know, you really don’t belong here! Your mother can’t afford you! Things between her and your dad are not good, now YOU come into the situation as well! What are you doing here?” This “small voice” (spirit of REJECTION) now has the tendency to repeat itself throughout Harry’s life. One evening, while he’s lying in bed, he hears his mother saying to his father: “I didn’t want him, I wanted a daughter instead, then he came along. In any case, we can’t afford another child, we already have two others. Why did he have to get born?” Immediately that “small voice” tells him again: “You see, they didn’t want you, man, you are an outcast.” Then Harry goes to school and wants to give his teacher an apple. However, she did not take her thoughts captive to the obedience of Christ that morning, and she says: “No, I DON’T WANT YOUR APPLE!” Immediately the “small voice” again says to him: “You see, I told you nobody wants you. You are and always will be a reject.” A few years later in Grade 7, Harry falls in love with a girl, but not long after, she drops him like a hot potato and immediately the spirit of rejection is there to say to him: “You see, man, I told you long ago that nobody wants you!” Then he gets to Grade 10 and he is not chosen for the cricket team, or the rugby team, on which he had really set his heart, and the spirit says to him: “You see, there it is again, I’ve always been right, nobody wants you!”
And so (the spirit of) REJECTION repeats itself in Harry’s life. If Harry and Julie which I used earlier on as an example, now get drawn into a divorce, so that Julie leaves him, he can once again repeat the LIE by saying: “You see, now your wife also doesn’t want you. You will always just be a reject man!” What happens ultimately? Harry believes the LIE that tells him he’s an outcast, and now starts to FEAR that everyone in the world is going to keep on rejecting him, becomes AGGRESSIVE towards everyone who rejects him, becomes UNFORGIVING and BITTER towards everyone, and comes into REBELLION against the whole world around him. Or he starts experiencing HEAVINESS and then becomes DEPRESSED and ultimately wants to commit SUICIDE, as he no longer wants to live a life of being rejected by every-one.
4.3. INFERIORITY AND FAILURE
The next LIE which satan uses with great success against God’s children and which is very closely related to REJECTION, is (the spirit of) INFERIORITY. This spirit keeps telling Harry regularly, after every situation of REJECTION: “You are not good enough! You are not good enough for your parents, for your wife and children, for your friends, not even for God! Maybe it will be better for you to put an end to this mess, so go ahead and pull that trigger.”
INFERIORITY in its turn opens the door to (the spirit of) FAILURE. That spirit keeps whispering, over and over, in Harry’s ear regarding his life, the following LIES: “Harry, you are just a failure. Admit it man! You can’t manage any relationship, you can’t keep a proper job, and now your marriage is on the rocks as well. Maybe now is the time to pull the trigger, because at least your life insurance policies are in order. Your children will at least be well taken care of.”
But how does he usually catch us through the workings of his spirits of REJECTION, INFERIORITY and FAILURE? Let’s look at what they do to Harry. Remember, the Bible tells us in Hebrews 11:1 that faith is “the substance of things hoped for” in the things which are unseen, in other words, things which have nothing to do with our feelings or our senses. Satan, on the other hand, tries his best to control us through our – that is our soul dimension.
The three spirits which I have just mentioned, now make Harry féél so REJECTED, féél so INFERIOR, féél such a FAILURE that he would do anything just to be accepted, to feel that he belongs somewhere, that he “fits in” somewhere. As a result of these LIES in his life which have made him féél so rejected, inferior and such a failure, Harry, himself, now opens the door to (the spirit of) BONDAGE (addiction), because suddenly he starts smoking with his friends. At least Harry now has a sense of “belonging” somewhere, even if only for the few minutes he can spend smoking with his friends. But, when he gets back home, there where he lies on his bed alone, and there is no-one but himself who can see deep inside, he still REJECTED, he still INFERIOR, he still a FAILURE. The only thing that’s changed is that his breath now smells. Smoking hasn’t been able to wipe from his memory the words spoken by his grandfather the day when he told him: “Harry, you will never amount to anything in your life. You’ll always be rubbish just like your uncle Martin!” Harry was never taught to SET FREE (Luke 6:37) his grandfather from the hurt which he caused in his life or to really FORGIVE him.
Now he starts drinking with his friends. As long as he’s drinking with them, he “belongs” somewhere, even if it’s only for those three hours they spend together, crying on each other’s shoulders and telling each other how difficult life is. Harry then gets back home, where he sits on his bed ALONE, but he still REJECTED, he still INFERIOR, he still a FAILURE. The only thing that’s been added to his misery now is a very bad headache (hangover)! The alcohol did not wipe out the words of his father the day when he told him:“You just can’t do anything right! You will never be as clever as your oldest brother Gary! You will always be slower than the others!” Now it’s forty years later and Harry’s father has been dead for twenty years, but deep inside of him there is a little boy, who is still trying to prove to his father that he’s been wrong all these years!
Something else which is caused by the (spirit of) BONDAGE is that Harry now becomes a workaholic. Because he’s been so REJECTED, INFERIOR and a FAILURE, he has a desperate need to get recognition from his employer. So, he works longer and longer hours, sometimes up to fourteen, sixteen, eighteen hours per day. Just so that he can hear these words from his employer: “Good work, Harry, you have done well!” Then Harry’s day is made, because he got the recognition for which he has been yearning. Meanwhile his marriage and home are going downhill, because he’s never there to spend time with Julie and the children. Should his parents, his friends or the minister or pastor speak to him about this, he quickly becomes AGGRESSIVE and says things like: “Leave me alone! I work my fingers to the bone for my wife and kids! I’m slogging away to keep my children in clothes and to keep them fed! I’m only doing it for them!” Can you identify the LIE, friend? If the hours which Harry has been working were really from God, would God have allowed his marriage to fail? No, He would not. But, because Harry listens to the LIE of REJECTION, INFERIORITY and FAILURE, he is now convinced that he is actually doing it for his wife and children. If he were really focused on the Lord Jesus Christ as his Source and Provider, he would have trusted God and would have known that God would still provide for them, even if he only worked a normal eight- or ten- hour day. Then he would have had six to eight hours available to spend with his family, where the man of God, who is king, priest and prophet of his home, is supposed to be.
By the way, friend, did you know that it’s actually the man’s duty to put the children to bed at night, and not the woman’s duty? Why? So that he, as king, priest and prophet of his home and representative of God in his home, can speak God’s blessing over his children before they go to sleep. The last thing your children should hear before they go to sleep, is God’s blessings spoken over them and a demonstration of their father’s love by way of pronouncing that Godly blessing over them.
The new LIE which now walks into Harry’s life is (the spirit of) JEALOUSY, which whispers the following into his ear: “Why are things always going so well for your brother and so badly for you? Why is your neighbour always better-off than you are? What makes them better than you?” What Harry doesn’t know, is that his neighbour and his brother are probably not spending all their money on cigarettes, booze or gambling like he’s doing. However, this spirit is intent on making him jealous and Harry won’t listen to reason, because he still prefers to listen to this LIE.
4.6. PRIDE AND HAUGHTINESS
Now JEALOUSY opens the door to (the spirit of) PRIDE AND HAUGHTINESS which brings the following thoughts: “I’ll show them I’m better than my brother! I’ll show them I can do anything as well as or even better than my brother! I’ll show grandfather that I’m not rubbish like uncle Martin!” And the harder Harry tries, and the less he succeeds, the more inferior he feels and the harder he tries to prove to everybody that he is actually better than they think he is.
Until one day, when he collapses and cannot face it anymore, because, you see, all satan’s evil spirits work together. In this way PRIDE and HAUGHTINESS invite HEAVINESS, DEPRESSION and SUICIDE to move in. Because Harry never learnt to take up his AUTHORITY in JESUS CHRIST against the attacks of the enemy, the life of another prophet unto the nations ends in tragedy…
Other lies which may form part of Harry’s life are if someone in his family (or himself) belonged to the secret society of the Freemasons. (I have, in my book “In My Name shall they cast out devils…” given more details on why Freemasonry is a LIE of satan).
For the purposes of this booklet it is sufficient for me to quote from their own writings, namely by Albert Pike (33rd degree Freemason), as follows: “Morals and Dogma”:
“We worship a God, but it is the God one adores without superstition. To you, Sovereign Grand Inspectors General, we say this, that you may repeat it to the brethren of the 32nd, 31st and 30th degrees – (In other words, the Freemasons in the lower degrees are not aware of these things, only the top 4 degrees, from the 30th to the 33rd degree are!)
The Masonic (This is more proof that it is against the Bible, the fact that it is referred to as RELIGION!) should be, (the top four degrees), . If Lucifer were not God, would Adonay (the God of the Christians) whose deeds prove his cruelty, perfidy, and hatred of man, his barbarism and repulsion for science, would Adonay and his priests, calumniate (denigrate) him? and unfortunately Adonay is also God… Thus, , the equal of Adonay; but Lucifer, God of Light and God of Good, is struggling for humanity against Adonay, the God of DARKNESS AND EVIL.”
Freemasons are quick to tell you that Albert Pike’s book is no longer used by them, in order to cover up the frightening words quoted above. However, they are still not able to prove that all their lodges throughout the world operate according to God’s sovereign Word, the Bible, because, even if they should be able to do that, they cannot bypass what is specified in 2 Corinthians 6:14 – 16:
“Be ye not unequally yoked with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? For ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God; and they shall be my people.”
In the lodges of the Freemasons, people of all religions meet together. The Hindus pray from their scriptures, the Moslems from the Koran and the so-called “Christian Freemasons” pray from the Bible. However, the “purposes” which unite them as Freemasons, inevitably mean that they are “yoked together”. These are also not only the purposes which appear in the Bible, as in that case the Moslems and Hindus would not have been in the same meeting with them as they would not have been willing to come together if only the Bible were used.
Because of the abovementioned reasons, members of the Freemasons bring curses on their families, which may appear in the family bloodlines and their progeny, among others, in the following ways:
The so-called “silent-treatment” from men in the family, because of the fact that either father or grandpa, or both, took certain oaths of silence as a Freemason.
Infertility in their family women or women who battle to become pregnant. Also “infertility” (futility) in business.
Many divorces in a family.
Blasphemy. Cursing and swearing.
Death wishes (among others, for example, self-destruction, suicide, anorexia or bulimia).
Running compulsive risks.
Bad relationship, or absence of relationship with the father figure.
Are easily misled by false religions.
Different types of fear, for example fear of the super-natural, fear of cancer, fear of small spaces (claustrophobia), fear of failure, fear of the dark, fear of man, fear of death, fear of heart-attacks, anxiety attacks, fear of rejection, fear of shame, fear of the unknown.
Battle to accept Jesus as the ONLY way to God.
Anti-Semitism, in other words, damning/hatred towards Jews.
Certain learning disabilities, for instance dyslexia or disporia.
I conclude with this, as there can be no doubt from these few paragraphs about the LIES of satan used through the participation of families in Freemasonry.
4.8. BLOODLINE CURSES
Another LIE which can also cause problems is BLOODLINE CURSES. This has also been a very controversial subject. I always find it interesting to see that, whenever someone goes to the doctor, nobody finds it strange when the doctor diagnoses a disease which is genetically inherited from his father or grandfather. However, just try and tell someone that it can operate in the same way in the spiritual realm, then there’s trouble! But for those of us who are in ministry and who are specifically engaged in setting people free from satan’s LIES, we see, on an almost daily basis, people being set free from such BLOODLINE CURSES, which, in some cases, may even lead to physical healings.
How does this work? We must remember that CURSES have always been part of the occult. Although the Bible never uses the word BLOODLINE CURSES, it is still full of examples of occult manifestations which had to be destroyed, time after time, by God’s people. That is why BLOODLINE CURSES have nothing to do with the sins of the fathers passed on to the children and children’s children by the Lord. However, satan holds it against them. How does it work, you may ask? We may find that grandpa Harry had a problem with his temper, because he never learnt, or never wanted to learn, to take his thoughts captive to the obedience of Christ. Then Harry Jr. was born and it was clear to everyone that he also had a problem with his temper. No-one teaches him to obtain victory over the LIE of AGGRESSION in his life and then our little Harry who we have been discussing in this booklet, is born. Suddenly he is also battling with a bad temper and everyone wonders what’s going on with the three Harrys that they are such an “angry lot”. And Satan just has another good laugh.
The same can happen regarding certain physical problems, for example, grandpa who had a crooked spine, father is born with the same crooked spine and grandson is born with exactly the same problem. Or we find that great-grandfather Harry committed suicide, as did grandfather Harry and also father Harry’s one sister, while our young Harry is also battling with the same suicidal thoughts. This is a very clear sign of a BLOODLINE CURSE. This is all part of satan’s LIES to keep children away from God and the FULLNESS of LIFE promised by Jesus.
4.9. PRONOUNCING CURSES
Another LIE used by satan to his heart’s desire among God’s children, is CURSES which they pronounce against each other. Where does this come from? In the first place, we must realise that CURSES have always been part of the occult as well, in other words, it comes from the kingdom of darkness. Furthermore, it is also very clear from the Bible that a negative word also brings in a CURSE. How can I say that? Let’s take a look at the Word:
“DEATH and life : and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.” (Proverbs 18:21)
We often find cases where a baby is born and someone makes the following remark: “Look, he has red hair just like his grandfather, he’s going to be a drunkard just like his grandfather!” Years later that child is battling with alcohol and what do we hear then? “You see, I told you so!” Exactly, you did say it! You pronounced DEATH (a CURSE) over that child! The Bible says you WILL eat the fruit of that which your tongue speaks. Let’s take a look at another time when Jesus spoke a negative word, which shows us clearly that such a negative word does bring a curse:
“And on the morrow, when they were come from Bethany, He was hungry: After seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, He came, if haply He might find any thing thereon: and when He came to it, He found nothing but leaves; for the time of figs was not yet. . And His disciples heard it…And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots. And Peter calling to remembrance saith unto Him, y.” (Mark 11:12 – 21)
Jesus did not curse that fig tree. He just told the tree that it would never bear fruit again. But what do we learn from this? That a negative word which is spoken is a CURSE! Where does this fact come from that we can curse someone with our mouth? It comes right from the beginning of time. In Genesis we read again and again that God SPOKE and things were formed. We also read in Genesis 2:19:
“And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; [_*and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof*”
What do we notice God doing here? He gives His CREATIVE POWER with the MOUTH, to man. We must remember that the meaning in the Bible of “name” = “nature”. So when Adam called the lion: “lion”, the lion got its nature. When he called the elephant: “elephant”, the elephant got its nature. When he called the dog: “dog”, the dog got its nature. Adam got the power to create something with his mouth. But what do we, as humans, do with that creative power given to us by God? We give it to satan! We say bad things to each other, we break each other down, we swear at each other, we slander each other, we malign each other, and we even enjoy it.
How many times haven’t you perhaps said: “I wish my employer would die!” or “May he be poor for the rest of his life!” or “I wish she would contract a disease and something bad would happen to her!” Those negative words which you have spoken, are CURSES which you have pronounced over those people’s lives. Straight from satan’s mouth and his kingdom. Don’t be surprised, therefore, if some of those things should happen to those people, because you really have that power in your mouth. Many people are so quick to say to their children: “You are stupid!” or: “You are an idiot!” or: “You will never amount to anything in life!” or: “You will always be a failure and you’ll never be as successful as your brother!” Twenty years later that same child sits with a counsellor, wondering why he has never managed to attain anything in his life. Or he tells his counsellor that he’s as stupid as a piece of wood, and all that while he actually has an IQ of 140. Where does it come from? His own parents CURSED him with all the negative words which they pronounced over his life for years.
Friend, you must choose if you want to use that power in your mouth for God or for satan. Do you choose to speak LIFE into people’s lives (also your own family), or do you choose to speak DEATH?
4.10. MAMMON AND POVERTY
Let’s take a look at the other LIES from satan in our lives. MAMMON and (the spirit of) POVERTY are two others which he uses with great success. MAMMON is the spirit which always causes us to be dissatisfied with what we have, whether we live in a hovel in a poor township or in the most expensive suburb. MAMMON always makes sure that we are dissatisfied with what we have. Of course, this is against the Word, because God taught us through Paul that we should always be satisfied with what we have. And Jesus very clearly taught us that we cannot serve both God and MAMMON. Let’s see how these two evil spirits work in people’s lives. MAMMON comes to Harry and whispers into his ear: “Harry, look! Your neighbour has gone and bought himself a new 4×4 SUV, it’s time you also bought yourself one!” “No”, Harry replies “I don’t have money to buy it!” “Oh come on Harry, just take a look at the new financing deal offered by Big-Deal Bank. Nil percent interest for twelve months and minimal payments thereafter! Of course you can afford it, man!”
So Harry goes out and buys himself a new 4×4 SUV and his debts escalate. And that while the Bible clearly tells us that the Lord does not want us to be in debt (Romans 13:8). Why not? Because debt is a LIE and it binds us to satan! Eventually we are so busy wondering how we are going to pay all our debts that we are trapped by FEAR and are no longer focused on God. Two months later MAMMON whispers into Harry’s ear again: “Harry! Look at your other neighbour, he has built a swimming pool, you must also build one. Your children would love to have a swimming pool too.” Once again Harry tries to put up an argument against this, but then MAMMON trumps him with this argument: “Harry, man! You only have two mortgage bonds on your house so far. This house is worth so much, you’ll be able to get another bond without any trouble!” So, Harry listens to the LIE and goes about taking out another mortgage bond. And his debts escalate…
A few months later Harry and Julie are no longer able to pay off their monthly debts with their salaries, and MAMMON pulls the plug on them. They are sequestrated and lose all their possessions. Now they fall straight into the arms of POVERTY. And what does he tell them? “Harry, you used to be a man of means in this town! You drove around in the most luxurious cars and you lived in large homes with swimming pools. How are you going to face your family and friends? I don’t think you’re going to make it. You know, your life insurance policies are in order, so if you commit suicide now, your wife and children will be taken care of.” So POVERTY opens the door to HEAVINESS, DEPRESSION and again, in more cases than we would care to admit, to SUICIDE.
Friend, I think you can see that satan’s attacking techniques are sometimes far more subtle – but also more obvious – than we think. Let’s look at one or two other spirits which he uses with great success against us, before we speak about the authority which we have in Jesus Christ in order to be rid of the LIES.
4.11. INFIRMITY (SICKNESS)
(The spirit of) INFIRMITY is another LIE that satan has been using for many years in people’s lives. Time and again we get the situation where people become discouraged and angry at God, because everybody in church is praying for them, and still they remain sick and don’t understand why. In the Bible we repeatedly read that Jesus: “…drove out demons and healed the sick…” or that He: “…healed the sick and drove out demons…” What does this mean? That it is SOMETIMES (please note, I am using the word: “SOMETIMES”) necessary that certain demons must first be cast out before the healing can take place. So we see Jesus healing the cripple at the pool of Bethesda and later saying to him:
“Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more lest a worse thing come unto thee.” (John 5:14)
What does this scripture tell us? That, should the person who was healed from the sickness, keep on sinning, something worse could happen to him. That means that his sin can get such a hold over him that it can open up his life to something worse! Now we come back to the person who has received many prayers, but does not get healed. The question we should ask here is whether that person could possibly have UNFORGIVENESS or BITTERNESS or REBELLION somewhere in his or her life as a result of something which happened in the past, or against someone who has hurt him or disappointed him, because that UNFORGIVENESS or BITTERNESS or REBELLION in his life gives the spirit of INFIRMITY legal right in his life. That is why it is SOMETIMES first necessary to cast the “devil” (evil spirit) of UNFORGIVENESS or BITTERNESS or REBELLION as well as (the spirit of) INFIRMITY out of the person by way of a prayer to Jesus Christ, before true healing can take place.
In the light of the scripture quoted above, it could mean that the person has sinned against God by not forgiving his sister or brother or employer, and that UNFORGIVENESS and BITTERNESS in his life have caused something worse to happen to him – he has become physically ill because, through his sin of disobedience to the Bible, by not FORGIVING that person, he has allowed (the spirit of) INFIRMITY into his body. And, no matter what prayers he may pray, what pills he may take, if he does not come into obedience to God’s unfailing Word by truly setting those people free through forgiveness, he will remain chained by satan’s fetters around his body. So, for example, we read in Luke 13:10 – 17 that Jesus heals a woman in the synagogue:
“And He was teaching in on the Sabbath. And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself. And when Jesus saw her, He called her to Him, and said unto her, Woman thou art loosed from thine infirmity. And He laid His hands on her: and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God… And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan – just think of it – hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the Sabbath day? And when He had said these things, all his adversaries were ashamed: and all the people rejoiced for all the glorious things that were done by Him.”
Note carefully, Jesus calls this woman a daughter of Abraham. She was, therefore, a child of the covenant, just like every believer under the new covenant (yes that includes you, dear friend) is a child of the covenant. I can imagine that, during the eighteen years that she was bound by satan and during which she attended that synagogue, many prayers must have gone up for her healing, but without success. Why? Maybe because no-one wanted to acknowledge the fact that a covenant child of Abraham could be bound by satan. Just as many Christians today are not willing to acknowledge that they could possibly be bound by evil spirits. And maybe there was another spirit present in that woman’s life, which gave the (spirit of INFIRMITY) legal right in her life, although we do not physically read about it in this case. In many counselling sessions, though, this has been the case with other believers.
4.12. DEAF AND DUMB SPIRIT
Let’s go back to our old friend Harry. When Satan sees that it takes too long to get Harry to become angry with God (REBELLION), or to kill himself (SUICIDE), he quickly sends the DEAF AND DUMB spirit into his life. We read about this spirit in Matthew 17:14 – 18; Mark 9:17-25 and Luke 9:37-42. It is the story which we are all familiar with, namely the story of the father bringing his child to Jesus after being pulled often into the fire and often into the water. Jesus then casts out the DEAF AND DUMB spirit. The DEAF AND DUMB spirit is one of four evil spirits which Jesus called by name in the Bible. When Jesus’ disciples were unable to cast out the spirit – because of their unbelief – Jesus commanded the spirit to leave the boy, which it immediately did.
When Jesus asked the father how long the spirit had been harassing the boy, he answered: “…of a child…”, in other words, from the time when he was still very young. What exactly did this spirit do, one might ask? If you read the three scriptures which I am referring to, you will notice that the father informed Jesus that this spirit “often let him fall into the fire, and often let him fall into the water, and gave him convulsions and foaming at the mouth”. He let the boy fall into the fire often, because he wanted him to be burnt to death. He let him fall into the water often, because he wanted him to drown. And lastly (according to many theologians) the boy had often fallen prey to attacks of epilepsy so that he would swallow his tongue, suffocate and die. Without a doubt this spirit tried to use every possible opportunity to kill the boy.
Where do we find this spirit operating today? Everybody has heard of it, but no-one has realised what is actually happening. Our old friend Harry has built himself a reputation in his hometown, because if he’s not falling from the roof, then he’s involved in a motorcar accident or he falls over his son’s skateboard, almost breaking his neck, then he’s involved in a motorbike accident, then he falls into the swimming pool and almost drowns, then he’s involved in another motorcar accident, and so forth, and so forth… By this time everybody’s laughing at Harry, saying: “Goodness, Harry, you really are accident prone. I bet the insurance company doesn’t want to run the risk of insuring you any more!” No, Harry is not accident prone! There is a spirit (DEAF AND DUMB SPIRIT) that wants to kill him! That spirit is “often” allowing accidents to befall Harry. Why? So that he (from satan’s point of view) will hopefully die quickly! Why? Because satan knows that Harry is supposed to be a prophet unto the nations, to tell the nations about Jesus and to lead them to Him. The sooner he can kill Harry by way of one of these accidents, the better for satan.
Should you think back to your own childhood, friend, can you perhaps remember times when you fell from your bike or onto your head? Or times when you fell from a tree and almost broke your neck? Or when you were involved in a car accident with your parents? And in later years when you were involved in motorcar accidents on your own? Or that time when you fell into the dam on the farm and almost drowned? Have you always thought that it was “co-incidence”? Maybe you should think again and ask Jesus to help you take up your authority in Christ and get rid of the DEAF AND DUMB SPIRIT in your life, by way of a prayer which I will quote at the end of this booklet.
Why does satan want to stop all the “prophets unto the nations” from reaching their full potential? Just after this I will show you what he will gain by killing someone quickly. How do I know that it is, in fact, satan who wants to kill people as quickly as possible? (I write about this in more detail in my booklet: “God is not in the killing business.”) I just read the Bible and then I see how clear it is stated there:
“Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He (the devil) was a MURDERER from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.” (John 8:44)
“The thief (satan) *cometh not,_ [[*]*, 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[)_]
“…To deliver such an one unto Satan for the DESTRUCTION of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.” (1 Corinthians 5:5[_)_]
Let’s read the above scriptures once again. Is it perhaps written:
“GOD was a murderer from the beginning…”
“GOD cometh not but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy…”
“…to deliver such an one unto GOD for the destruction of the flesh…”
No! That is not what is written there! The Word very clearly states that satan is the one who steals, kills and destroys their flesh, NOT GOD.
In the light of all that I have so far written in this booklet, we can picture the following scenario in our friend Harry’s life:
Little Harry is molested and satan tells him from the beginning that he is bad. He feels rejected and inferior and starts smoking with his friends. He becomes more and more reckless on his motorbike. The Lord Himself is regularly whispering the following words (thoughts) in his ear: “My son, stop your excessive drinking and driving around so recklessly on your motorbike.” His mother talks to him about it. His father talks to him about it. But he listens to no-one, except to the LIES in his head. One day he has one drink too many and, on his way home, the DEAF AND DUMB spirit puts a rock in the road, he loses control and hits a tree where he dies on impact. Did God let him die? No, because God would have given him a long life – and the Bible is clear on this!
What actually happened, is that the killer (murderer) of humanity, the one who comes to steal, kill and destroy and the destroyer of the flesh, has removed another prophet unto the nations out of his way. I ask you again, what is satan’s gain if he removes Harry? He knows he can do nothing to Harry’s spirit, as little Harry gave his heart to Jesus as a child in Sunday school. His gain, therefore, is not Harry’s spirit, as that is safely in God’s hands. However, we have made a small calculation in order to find out what satan would gain in the event of Harry’s death.
Let’s say Harry gives his heart to the Lord and lives for another fifty years after that. But in those fifty years he only leads ten people to Jesus. Admittedly not the greatest evangelist of all time, yet he does his small bit as a prophet unto the nations and tells these ten people about Jesus and all ten of them are eventually on their way to heaven. Let’s say these ten people all live another fifty years after that and they, in turn, also lead ten people each to Jesus. Should we make this sum for a period of four hundred and fifty years (nine generations), we end up with ten to the power of nine, or, in figures, 1 000 000 000 (one billion) people who are going to heaven as a result of only one “prophet unto the nations” – Harry!
This is what the sum looks like:
1 × 10 = 10
10 × 10 = 100
100 × 10 = 1000
1000 × 10 = 10 000
10 000 × 10 = 100 000 etc…
Satan’s gain when Harry dies therefore, is not Harry’s soul, but the TEN souls which Harry never had the chance of leading to Jesus. And those ten other souls could have become ONE BILLION souls on their way to heaven. OUT of satan’s kingdom, INTO God’s kingdom! Therefore: if satan can keep this one soul busy with all the LIES in his life, he can stop that one billion other souls from possibly getting to heaven one day.
THE DEVIL BEHIND EVERY BUSH
“Tiaan, you’re always looking for the devil behind every bush! You give the devil more honour than he deserves!” Friend, I’d rather blame the one who is REALLY guilty of the wrong things that happen in our lives, than to be dragged along by the LIE that my loving Heavenly Daddy is guilty of all those ugly and wrong things happening in my own, or my wife’s or my children’s lives. However, it is certainly not always satan, because I as a human being also carry the responsibility of controlling my life and my thoughts as the Father would have me do in His Word. There is NO such thing as: “The devil MADE me do it!” The only thing the devil can do, is to put a thought into my head and then I must take up my responsibility and capture that thought to the obedience of Christ.
I must learn to die to SELF, my own self, otherwise I will never have victory. As for the argument that we give the devil more honour than he deserves, that is, in my view, an argument which the devil himself is cheerfully fomenting. After all, we’ve all grown up with the following view: “Don’t talk to the devil, don’t talk about the devil, leave the devil alone, then he’ll leave you alone!” If I look at the scriptures which I have already quoted so far in this book as well as the scriptures I will quote in this chapter, this is absolutely untrue. Nobody wants to talk about the devil and his work, everyone just wants to talk about Jesus. People will also be quick to tell you: “The devil has never worried me until you came along and started pestering me about him and his evil spirits. Now my family and I are constantly being attacked, what have you done to us?” The answer, very clearly, lies locked up in this point of view.
While you were not bothering satan and his spirits, they were SATISFIED with you and quiet in your life, because then you were no threat to them. However, the moment that you take up your authority in Christ and start resisting them, it’s like opening a hornets’ nest, because now they are no longer satisfied with you. Many people will also tell you that they don’t acknowledge satan at all, they never talk about him and he never attacks them. Yet, when you talk to them, you hear that they are still smoking, or battling with booze, or gambling, or battling with bad temper, or their marriage is shaky… and then I know they have been LIED to…
Do you know, I also want to talk about Jesus only, about what He has done in my life and the victory that it has brought me. But when I had a personal encounter with Him and I started studying His wonderful Word, I came across the following scriptures, also those in Chapter 7 which follows, scriptures which we cannot afford to tear out of the Bible:
“For we wrestle NOT against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” (Ephesians 6:12)
Thus I see here that my daily battle is not just against “sin”, but certainly very actively against actual evil spirits in the air, as I have described earlier. Am I saying this? No, it’s the Bible saying this. By therefore not warning people against this battle, I’m not telling them the whole truth, am I? If we are not supposed to tell people about it or warn them against it, why would God have allowed it to be written into the Bible in the first place? Whose decision is it that only certain scriptures are applicable to people’s lives today while others are not? And how would one decide which scriptures were applicable in Jesus’ time on earth and which are applicable to these present times? If only one scripture is applicable to my life today, then every scripture verse from the Bible is still applicable to my life today. And if there is one scripture which is not applicable to me, then, surely, the rest is also not applicable?
No, friend, the Bible is applicable to us all, just as it stands, and just as Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians 1:13 which I have already quoted earlier.
THE WORKS OF JESUS
“He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.” (1 John 3:8)
It is clear from the scriptures that the sin which I commit is FROM THE DEVIL. So, those sins are introduced to us by whom? By no-one else but satan himself and his evil spirits in the air – and then I make the wrong choices because I do not take my thoughts captive to the obedience of Christ – and I commit those sins. But take careful note of what this verse says: for which purpose did Jesus appear? TO DESTROY THE WORKS OF THE DEVIL! Hallelujah! Praise Jesus for what He did on the cross, because on the cross He destroyed the works of the devil and through the cross we are MORE than conquerors through Christ who loves us! But are those works now finished? Are we not required to do anything more with the victory which He has already attained for us? Are we now required to say nothing more about it or not to talk about it at all? That is not the case if I correctly understand the following words spoken by Jesus:
“Verily, verily I say unto you, he that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he DO also; and greater works than these shall he DO; because I go unto my Father.” (John 14:12[_)_]
“Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father has sent me, even so send I you.” (John 20:21[_)_]
Jesus Himself says that the works that He has done, we shall also DO and even greater works than He has done! We will not only meditate on them or just believe them, no, we shall also DO them! Wow, what a wonderful prospect! But which works has He done, if we read the gospels carefully? He proclaimed the gospel of the kingdom (of authority). He healed the sick, He cleansed the lepers, He raised the dead and He cast out devils (demons/evil spirits). And note what else He says: “AS My Father has sent me, even so send I YOU” (that includes YOU and me). For what purpose did the Father send Him? To destroy the works of the devil, to proclaim the gospel, to heal the sick and cleanse the lepers, to raise the dead and to cast out devils (demons/evil spirits)! Then He gives His disciples the following command … who are His disciples in this day and age? Is it not those of us who have chosen for Him?
“And as ye go, preach, saying: The kingdom of heaven is at hand. [[_freely ye have received, freely give[.”] ([*Matthew 10:7,8])
Do you see? His command to His disciples is to REPRODUCE exactly what He has done. To reproduce it EXACTLY AS HE HAS DONE IT! Just as He preached on the authority of the heavens, in the same manner they had to… and we also have to do it. Just as He healed the sick, in the same manner they had to… and we also have to do it. Just as He cleansed the lepers, in the same manner they had to… and we also have to do it (by the way, apart from those suffering from real leprosy, who are the “lepers” in today’s society – is it not those suffering from HIV/AIDS?). Just as He raised the dead, in the same manner they had to… and we also have to do it – I go into more detail about this in my booklet: “Kingdom = Authority”). Just as He cast out devils (demons/evil spirits), in the same manner they had to… and we also have to do it. And what authority does He give us to do it?
“Behold, I give you power [_*,] [_and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”] ([*Luke 10:19])
It is clear from the Bible that “snakes” are a symbol of satan and “scorpions” are a symbol of his evil spirits. Take a careful look at what this scripture verse tells us we should do to satan and his evil spirits. WE MUST TREAD ON THEM! It is clear, therefore, that the only legal place satan and his demons have in our lives, is UNDER OUR FEET. But how do I tread on them? Firstly, I must learn to submit myself COMPLETELY to God. If I only submit certain parts of my life to Him, I will never have complete victory.
“*Submit yourselves therefore to God.] [[, and he WILL flee from you.”] [*(James 4:7])
Friend, look carefully at the words of this scripture. It says here, if I can break it down simply: “Tiaan, (John, Gary, Gerty, Suzanne), submit YOURSELF to God; Tiaan (John, Gary, Gerty, Suzanne) YOU must resist the devil, and he will flee from YOU, Tiaan (John, Gary, Gerty, Suzanne).” Many people have, over the years, prayed the following request: “Oh Lord, I am your child, please remove the devil from my life!” That is NOT my understanding of James 4:7. God will NOT remove the devil from your life on your behalf. First of all, I must submit myself to Him completely, THEN I must resist the devil MYSELF in the authority I have in the Name of Jesus Christ, and then, the Bible says, the devil WILL (and with him, of course, his evil spirits) flee FROM ME! Why will he flee from me? I must never be so arrogant as to think that those spirits will really flee from ME in my natural state. No, they are no fleeing from me, but from HIM who is IN me!
“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth IN ME: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” (Galatians 2:20)
Let us continue:
“Be sober, be vigilant; because YOUR adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.”
(1 Peter 5:8, 9)
Do you see? I see in the first place that the devil is OUR enemy. Here it says AGAIN that WE must resist the devil, STEADFAST IN THE FAITH that we have the power over him. This scripture also does not tell us that God will chase the devil away on our behalf nor resist him on our behalf. And another last verse of scripture regarding this authority that we have:
“And these signs shall follow them that believe; *In my name SHALL they cast out devils*…” (Mark 16:17)
Do you believe, friend? Do you believe in Jesus Christ? Look what it says here – then YOU SHALL cast out devils (demons/evil spirits). Cast them out from where? From your own life… From the lives of your children… And wherever else you may encounter them.
It is time to stop listening to the LIE that forbids us to speak about satan. I repeat, satan is quite satisfied with you if you are a “good Christian” who goes to church every Sunday, praises Jesus, goes home and does the ordinary, everyday things, goes to church, praises Jesus, goes home, dies… and goes to heaven. He knows he can do nothing more to your soul, he knows you are safe in the hands of Jesus, so he’s not worried about you. With this type of lifestyle, you pose no threat to him. You are no opposition to the devil!
But the moment you go to church every Sunday, praise Jesus, go home and then start teaching people to be free from satan’s LIES, go to church, praise Jesus, go home, and start praying for people to break the bondages of darkness, start praying for them to be healed, etc… THEN you are suddenly a threat to satan. Now you are active opposition to the devil. And what is the FIRST thing he does to try and shut you up? He uses your own friends and your own spiritual leaders against you to tell you: “You are giving too much honour to the devil. Don’t look for the devil behind every bush. Rather leave all these things about the devil alone. Rather just tell people about Jesus. Go to church, praise Jesus, then go home and do the ordinary, everyday things…” What happens then? I listen to the LIE and I am AFRAID (FEAR) that I will be an “outcast” among my friends, at my church or with my leaders, and I stop saying ANYTHING about satan. And satan smiles… Another potential member of the opposition out of his way.
Dear friend, if you may have noticed in the pages of this booklet that you, as an active, practising Christian, also have some of the evil spirits mentioned present in your life, please read the following prayer meditatively and to your Heavenly Father, because satan cannot read your thoughts, so he must HEAR what you pray to God and he must HEAR you taking up your spiritual authority against him and his demon spirits:
“Father, I come to You in the wonderful Name of Jesus Christ. I thank You that Your Word stipulates that, if I confess my sins, You are faithful and just (1 John:1:9) and that You remove them from me as far as the east is from the west (Psalm 103:12). Therefore I now come and confess every sin that I have committed to date, to You. Whether they were wrong thoughts, wrong words, or wrong deeds, Lord You know them all. Also all my sexual transgressions before my marriage and outside of my marriage, I now confess before you as sin. (Should you be so led by the Holy Spirit, name all the other sins He shows you, out loud). I place them all before Your Throne Lord and I pray that You would please forgive me now.
Thank you, Lord, that I can know that Your word repeatedly says that You now truly forgive me and that You will never think about it again (Hebrews 8:12 and Hebrews:10:17). I now gratefully accept Your forgiveness and therefore I can once again confirm with my mouth today, to the world and to satan and his forces, that I believe in and have accepted Jesus Christ as my King, my Lord, my Saviour, my Redeemer and my Friend (Romans 10:9,10). Thank you Jesus for this!
Father, Your Word says that, if I forgive, then I will be forgiven (Luke 6:37), but if I do not forgive, then I will not be forgiven (Matthew 6:15). Lord, I now know that I have just received Your forgiveness, so I have no reason not to WANT to forgive anyone. Should I not want to forgive, Father, then I set myself above You, and that I cannot and will not do.
Therefore, I come before You and, first of all, I want to forgive all my ancestors for anything they may have said or done that could have caused curses, iniquities or adulteries to have come down on me. Today I remove them all from my back, cleanse them in the blood of Jesus Christ and place them before Your Throne, where they all belong.
I also forgive my father and my mother (or my stepfather and/or stepmother) for anything they may have said or done, or perhaps have NOT done, which hurt or disappointed me. I forgive them for sometimes making me feel rejected or inferior and I now remove them both from my back, cleanse them in the blood of Jesus, and place them before Your Throne. I pray that you will bless them, so that they may walk in Your ways to the end of their lives, and come to know you as a loving Father and merciful God.
I also come before you and I forgive my brothers and my sisters (and their husbands and/or wives). I forgive them for anything they may have done or said to me, which may have hurt, offended or disappointed me. I remove them each individually from my back, cleanse them in the blood of Jesus and place them before Your Throne. I pray that you will bless them abundantly, Father, in their marriages, their children and that their businesses may be blessed, in Jesus’ Name.
I also forgive all my old school friends, or schoolteachers from the past who used to tease me at school, who humiliated me, belittled or hurt or disappointed me in any way. I forgive each one individually and remove them from my back now, cleanse them in the blood of Jesus and wherever they may be today, I place each one of them before Your Throne and I pray that you will bless them and that they will all walk the path of life with You as their God.
Now I come and forgive all my previous sex partners. You know them all, Lord, male or female. I forgive each one of them for their share in the spiritual attacks on my body, my life and my marriage. I break every soul-tie or spiritual blood covenant that I had with each one of them and I now remove each one individually from my back. I cleanse each one of them in the blood of Jesus Christ and I place them before Your Throne, because You died for them as well. I pray that you will bless them, that their marriages will be blessed, that their children will be blessed and that each one of them will walk the path of life with You as their loving Father and merciful God.
So, today, I also forgive the rest of my family or my in-laws and my colleagues at work who may have hurt me, disappointed or belittled me. You know each one of them, Lord, because You were there every time. I forgive each one of them for every hurtful word or – deed and remove them each individually from my back, cleanse them in the blood of Jesus and place them before Your Throne. I pray that you will bless them and that they will all walk the path of life with You.
Then, I also forgive my children for anything they may have said or done which has hurt or disappointed me. They are my children, Lord. You have blessed me with them and I thank you for that. I now remove them from my back, cleanse them in the blood of Jesus and place them before Your Throne. I pray that you will bless them and that they will walk their path of life with You only, as their loving Father and merciful God.
Today I also forgive my husband/wife (also ex-husband or ex-wife) for anything that he/she may have said or done which hurt or disappointed me during our married life. I forgive him/her as Jesus has completely forgiven me, I remove him/her from my back, cleanse him/her in the blood of Jesus and place him/her before Your Throne. He/she is my husband/wife, Lord, You have given him/her to me and You don’t make mistakes. For this reason I now take myself, my husband/wife and my children and I pray the blood of Jesus over us and I place us in unity before Your Throne. Lord, I declare today, as Joshua of old: “As for me and my house, we shall serve the Lord!”
As I now remove these cares from my shoulders and place them before Your Throne, Lord, I choose to leave them there. I CHOOSE not to take them up again and place them on my shoulders again after today. I choose today to ONLY place the yoke of Jesus on my shoulders, because the Word clearly stipulates: Your yoke is easy and Your burden is light (Matthew 11:30).
For this reason I now forgive myself. I forgive myself from my heart for all the old feelings of guilt and negative thoughts and negative words which I have spoken over myself and for all the mistakes that I’ve made, wrong decisions which I’ve taken and wrong things which I have done. I remove myself from my own back, cleanse myself in the blood of Jesus and place myself before Your Throne, there where I can see myself standing, pure, holy and cleansed by the blood of Jesus Christ.
And then, Father, I forgive You today for all those times when I wrongfully blamed You for things that went wrong in my life. Today I know that it wasn’t You, Lord, but that it was all LIES from satan. That is why I pray that You will forgive me because I wrongfully blamed You. Thank you Lord, that I know You forgive me now for that as well, and I gratefully accept Your forgiveness for this.
(Should you be so led by the Holy Spirit, forgive and set free, audibly, all other people pointed out by Him.)
Lord, Your Word says that satan was defeated because of the blood of the Lamb on the cross and the word of the testimony of the saints (Revelation 12:11). My testimony is: I am a blood-washed child of Jesus; I am crowned with honour and glory (Psalm 8:6); I am more than a conqueror through Christ Who loves me (Romans 8:37); I am God’s prince / princess, because my Father is the King; You have called me by name, I belong to you (Isaiah 43:1).
Your Word also states that I have power to tread on serpents and scorpions (satan and his spirits) (Luke 10:19); that if I submit myself to You and I resist the devil, he will flee from me (James 4:7). So, Lord, I now submit myself to You. My thoughts, my body, my life, my marriage, my relationship with my children, with my friends, with my family and with my colleagues at work, everything I possess and all that I am, I submit to You now. I now take up my authority which I have in the Name of Jesus Christ, even though it may be for the first time in my life, Lord, and I appropriate it for myself today that I have authority, in the Name of Jesus Christ, to be able to tell satan and his demons:
Satan, listen carefully, YOU and all your demons who have been trying to make my life hell on earth, it is finished today. I am under the protection of the blood of Jesus and I take away from you any legal right which you may think you have in my thoughts, my body, my marriage, my relationship with my family, my friends, with my colleagues at work or any other area of my life. Today I break all your chains/fetters and I declare your works null and void. I destroy your hold on my life and I say you will leave now and go to dry and barren places where Jesus sends you. You will not stay in this town, you will not enter into other people, you will not enter into any animals.
Satan, you leave now and you take with you your following spirits:
Spirit of LIES, you have finished lying to me, and you have finished using me to tell your lies. I have personally met the Truth. His Name is Jesus Christ and there is no longer any place in my life for your LIES. I now break all your fetters of LIES and I command you to leave me, in the Name of Jesus Christ!
Spirit of FEAR, I break all your chains in any form. FEAR of the dark, FEAR over my finances, FEAR over my future, FEAR over the future of my children, FEAR over my marriage. FEAR of anything I break now, because the Bible tells me that God has not given me a spirit of FEAR, but of love, power and self-control (2 Timothy 1:7) and that is how I choose to live as from today. The Bible also tells me that perfect love drives out fear (1 John 4:18). I do have that perfect love, because Jesus Christ is in me (Galatians 2:20). For this reason, spirit of FEAR, I now break your fetters and cast you out of my life, in the Name of Jesus Christ!
Spirit of AGGRESSION, I am God’s prince/princess and have today submitted myself to Him once again. There is no longer any place for impatience, bad temper, or AGGRESSION in my life. I break your fetters now and command you to leave me, in Jesus’ Name!
Spirit of REBELLION, you who wanted to stir me from my childhood to rebel against people around me. I am God’s prince/princess and I have today submitted myself totally to God. There is no place for any form of rebellion in my life and I break your fetters now. Get out of my life, in Jesus’ Name!
Spirit of UNFORGIVENESS, today you have heard me forgive and set free everyone who has hurt me. In future I will also forgive everyone as Jesus points them out to me. Because I have set them free, the Bible tells me that I am now free (Luke 6:37). Therefore, you have no right in my life anymore. I break your chains now and command you to leave me, in Jesus’ Name!
Spirit of BITTERNESS, there is no place for grudges in my life. That is why I have forgiven everyone and I will keep forgiving in future. I now break your fetters and chase you out of my life, in the mighty Name of Jesus Christ!
Spirit of HEAVINESS, the Bible says the joy of the Lord is my strength (Nehemia 8:11). I choose, as from today, to live in that joy, in spite of my circumstances. There is no more place for despair or heaviness in my life and I break your chains now. Leave in Jesus’ Name!
Spirit of DEPRESSION, you no longer have any legal right in my life. You are trying to pull me into a dark place, but I refuse to allow you to keep on doing this. I have already broken the fetters of your friend, the spirit of FEAR, and have already commanded him to leave me alone. That is why I now also break your fetters in the Name of Jesus Christ and I command you to leave me now!
Spirits of SUICIDE and DEATH, you want to steal my body, but I will not allow you. The Bible says that I am blessed with a long life, to the glory of God and to stand against you, also in the lives of others. Therefore I now break your fetters of suicide in my thoughts, my body and my life. Leave in the Name of Jesus Christ!
Spirit of REJECTION, you who have been with me since childhood, telling me that I belong nowhere or that I don’t fit in anywhere. The Bible says I belong to the body of Christ and to the family of Christ. I am NOT an outcast and I break your fetters now, vanish in Jesus’ Name!
Spirit of INFERIORITY, you who tell me that I’m not good enough. The Bible says I have been crowned with honour and glory and I am more than a conqueror through Christ who loves me. I am NOT inferior and I break your chains now and chase you out of my life in Jesus’ Name!
Spirit of FAILURE and fear of failure, the Bible says I am a success story in the eyes of God, and that is all that’s important. I am NOT a failure and I do not have to fear failure and I warn you today: any failure that you plan to bring across my way in future will just strengthen me in my faith in God. I command you to leave me now, in Jesus’ Name!
Spirits of LUST, WHORING/ADULTERY and PERVERSION, my body is holy and belongs to God and to my marriage partner within our marriage, and to NOBODY else. You heard me breaking all soul-ties with former sex partners, so you no longer have any right in my body or my life. I break all your fetters around my thoughts, my body, my private parts and I command you to leave me now, in Jesus’ Name!
Spirit of BONDAGE / ADDICTION, you have kept my body bound to different forms of addiction for long enough: be it smoking, alcohol, drugs, sex, over-eating, gambling, addiction to shopping, kleptomania, or any other form of addiction. The Bible says that my body is a temple of the Holy Spirit and I refuse to allow you to violate my temple with those addictions. I no longer want to do those things and I now break your fetters and hold on my thoughts, my body, my mouth, my taste-buds, my throat, my lungs, my bowels, and I command you to leave me now, in the Name of Jesus Christ!
Spirit of MANIPULATION, you have manipulated me for years through people, but you have also used me to manipulate others. Your seed has dried up in my life today. I have submitted myself to God and in future I will only be controlled by His Word. I now break your fetters of manipulation in my life and command you to leave me, in Jesus’ Name!
Spirit of DECEPTION, you have deceived me for long enough as to who I really am IN CHRIST. Today I have taken up my authority in Christ. I know today that I am God’s prince/princess, with all the authority of the King of the Universe behind me. You will not deceive me again as to who I am and I also break your chains, vanish in Jesus’ Name!
Spirit of JEALOUSY, you have no right in my life. I have blessed everyone against whom I had anything, so I break your fetters and cast you out of my life, in Jesus’ Name!
Spirit of PRIDE and HAUGHTINESS, you have no right in my life, the Bible says pride and haughtiness is an abomination in His eyes. I want to be humble like my Jesus and that’s why I now break your fetters in the mighty Name of Jesus Christ! Leave my life, in Jesus’ Name!
Spirit of FREEMASONRY, I declare all your curses in my life null and void in the Name of Jesus Christ. I repudiate all oaths which any of my ancestors have taken and also the principal-spirits of Freemasonry, and I break every fetter of Freemasonry in my life, in the mighty Name of Jesus Christ! You leave me now in Jesus’ Name!
Any CURSES which may have been pronounced over me by any person, I now break and declare null and void, in Jesus Christ’s Name. I forgive each one of those people, whoever they may be and whatever they may have said, I forgive them for it and I break every chain which any evil spirits wanted to ensnare me with, in the Name of Jesus Christ!
Any BLOODLINE CURSES which came to me through my family lineage, I break now and declare them null and void, in Jesus’ Name. Whether it was aggression, addiction, adultery, sickness or anything else, I now break those curses and I command all the evil spirits who have brought those curses to me to leave me now, in the Name of Jesus Christ.
MAMMON, you have no right over my finances. God is my Source, He is my Provider and He is the more than enough God. I serve Him, I do not serve you. I renounce you now. I now break your fetters over my thoughts and my finances, leave me in Jesus’ Name!
Spirit of POVERTY, you also have no right over my finances and I break your chains over my life and finances. Vanish in Jesus Christ’s Name!
Spirit of INFIRMITY, your hold over my life and body is also broken today. You have heard today how I have set everyone free and got rid of any UNFORGIVENESS, BITTERNESS and REBELLION in my life. Therefore, I now break all your chains in my body, because the Bible says by the wounds of Jesus I have been healed. I cast you out of my life and out of my body, in Jesus’ Name!
DEAF and DUMB spirit, you wanted to steal my life since childhood, but God protected me. You have no more right in my life and I break your fetters now. Vanish from my life, in Jesus’ Name!
Spirit of RELIGION, you wanted me to doubt the power of God’s Word and the truth thereof. I have personally met the Truth. His Name is Jesus Christ and there is no longer any place in my life for doubt. I cast you out of my life, in Jesus’ Name!
Spirit of CONFUSION, you who make my thoughts wander when I want to read my Bible, or want to pray, or when I am sitting in church. You will no longer stop me from concentrating on God and His Word. I now break your fetters, vanish in Jesus’ mighty Name!
Spirit of the OCCULT, you have no right in my body either, or my life, as a result of any occult games which I may have played in the past. I have submitted myself to God and now break your fetters, in Jesus Christ’s Name!
Spirit of DIVINATION, you also have no right in my life through the horoscopes or any other form of divination or fortune-telling in my life. I break your chains and cast you out of my life, in Jesus’ Name!
Spirit of ANTI-CHRIST, you who want to pull me away from God and wanted me to renounce Him. I have submitted myself once again to God today and I renounce you now. Vanish from my life, in Jesus’ Name!
LORD JESUS, thank you for the blood on the cross, which cleanses me, washes me clean and which has this moment cut me loose from all the chains of darkness in my life. I declare today, Lord, because I have now submitted myself to You and I have resisted the devil and his demons, that they are fleeing from me now, because Your Word is clear about this (James 4:7). I pray, therefore, Lord Jesus, that your blood will now flow through me and burn away whatever does not belong here, and will make whole everything that is still broken. HOLY SPIRIT, I pray that You will fill me today with Your power from on high, because, Lord, without your power I can and will do nothing. Please fill my house (body) with Your Spirit, so that the impure spirits which I have now sent away, will find no place to come in to live should they return from the dry and barren places (Matthew 12:43-45). Lord, I pray that You will Yourself teach me from Your Word what You want me to do and how You want me to live a victorious life. Please give me a new hunger for Your Word, so that I will start reading the Bible as never before in my life and Holy Spirit, please open up the Word to me, so that I will begin to understand, as never before in my life. I thank You, Lord Jesus, that today I can believe and I stand pure AND FREE before Your Throne, in Jesus Christ’s Name! Amen.”
Praise Jesus for what you have just done! In this same way you can resist satan and his demons in the future as well, should they want to come back into your life. However, what you must realise is that, now that you have driven away the spirits, only the own “self” remains, that “I” which you must learn to lay down, according to Luke 9:23 and Philippians 2:3. Should you suddenly become angry at someone ten minutes from now, it is not necessarily an evil spirit of aggression, but just the own “self” over whom you must reign. That is why you must also learn to renew your mind according to Romans 12:2. As you walk in the ways of the Lord with Him, the Holy Spirit will give you more and more discernment as to when it is an evil spirit which wants to pull you into a dark place again, and when it is just the own “self” which needs to be denied and overcome.
May our wonderful Jesus Christ lead you on this new road of victory. Now that you have learnt to identify the LIES in your life and the lives of others, LIVE in the VICTORY that the blood on the cross has brought YOU, and help God’s children to be set free from the LIES in their lives!
To God the Father, my only true Daddy, to Jesus Christ, His only begotten Son and to the Holy Spirit, who lives in me and in all the CHILDREN of God, all the praise, honour and worship unto all eternity! Hallelujah, I honour and praise the Name of the King of all kings, the Prince of all princes and of Immanuel, God with us, and God IN us!
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For many years satan has kept most Christians' eyes shut to the fact that he does exist and that he only wants to steal, kill and destroy according to the Bible. Many Christians grew up with the lie that if you leave the devil alone he will leave you alone. In this book the author explains in plain language the different ways in which the devil and his demons attack us and in many ways even destroy us, because we have a lack of knowledge of what the Bible teaches on this topic. Hosea 4:6 is true to our very day.