- All Addictions:
drugs, alcohol, gambling, smoking, food, exercise, sex, etc, etc.
Look for and pray through a generational iniquity of sorcery.
Sorcery has its basis in "pharmakeia". See Rev 21:8 and
22:15. The Greek word for "sorcerer" here is "pharmakeia".
These "sorcerers" used mind changing drugs. All
addictions cause mind alterations.
When divorce occurs, marriage vows before God have been broken. These
must be repented of before God. Even when the other party has been
an absolute pig, your part before God has been broken. Repent, and
move on. Of course, cut all ungodly spiritual "soul" ties
to the other party.
- Spirit guides:
are demons. Always. Where they may have been invited in, repentance
will be required before deliverance. They may also be generational
- Piercings and
tattoos: can cause demonic visitations and other
problems. The person has deliberately shed blood. Some say this
is a blood sacrifice to demons. Hmmm… They can also create
ungodly ties to the person who did the job. After all, that was
God's original intention, that a person's ear was pierced, submitting
ownership as a permanent slave, to the person doing the piercing.
Generational history of, or personal involvement in... There are many
prayers out there for this. It MUST be dealt with.
- Image of an abuser:
Where abuse has occurred, we often ask that the image of the abuser
be surgically removed from their soul, and replaced with the image
- Blood covenants:
Even through childhood pranks. Repent, renounce.
Among other things, there will be ungodly ties to the people in the
Cars can be cursed. I once had a car that could not stay away from
an accident. It was an accident magnet! Those curses probably came
from words spoken over it by past owners. Ask God’s forgiveness
for any ungodly words spoken over it. Pray off any curse. Bless new
and used cars.
imaginary playmates: Can be demons. True!
- Ungodly soul ties:
When a close friendship is broken, it seems that there is a tearing
of our spirits. Part of each person is left in the other. When cutting
these "soul" ties, ask that any part of the other person
left in them be taken from them, and any part of them in the other
person be brought back. This can be dramatic! Often, and unexpectedly,
the other person will attempt to make contact shortly after praying
in this way. This may be a phone call, a suggestion that they get
together sometime, or a visit. It seems that they recognize that they
have lost something. We have seen this often.
- Has anyone in
the family died without having a proper burial? eg. In war,
lost at sea, still-born, miscarriage, lost twin. Pray and ask God
to take the spirit of the person to the place that He nominates. No,
I don’t understand it either! And in truth, my jury is still
out here... The effect on the people alive can be dramatic.
- Cursed objects:
in their posession or in the home. Masks, figurines, buddhas, hindu
gods and goddesses (eg, Shiva), suspect garden statues, wall hangings,
pictures of foreign gods, dragons. Often objects bought in small shops
in third world countries will have been prayed over, to “bless”
it. ie. It is cursed, and has a demon.
Read Henry Wright’s book, “A More Excellent Way”.
He gives many keys for prayer for sicknesses. I believe that all long-term
sicknesses and injuries will have demonic attachments. They get their
kicks from the pain. They need not have caused the problem, but they
will piggyback on it to get their kicks. They will then hinder healing.
It might be a good idea to firstly identify any demonic involvement
and get rid of these before praying for healing. A summary of his
findings is in the "Prayers" section, towards the rear.
Preferably, read the book.
Probably the most effective ministry sessions occur when deliverance
- I think that most Christians
are like me, and do not have a “gift of discernment”
where they see the spirit world in full 3-D, living panoramic colour,
with surround sound! (some do) I get the odd nudge, and that is
to determine the cause of any problem, one option is to ask
Jesus to take the person back in their mind to the critical
memory, then deal with that. If nothing is revealed it may
well... follow the method in the “Prayers” section
above, (roughly, sixth last page). Here, we command the demons
to reveal the relevant information. Read it. It works.
step outside of your authority. Know your limits.
is no need to raise your voice. Be authoritative, yes. But yelling?
do not have any rights that can’t be negated through the
and birds can be demon possessed.
territorial spiritual warfare, Jesus did not model it. I can’t
take back stuff that others have given demons authority over.
Shops or houses where I have not been asked to pray,
High accident areas on roads,
that you can only pray for things that you have direct authority
over, such as yourself, your house (owner or rental), or your property.
Equally, when others ask for your help, they are giving you their
authority. Sometimes I will ask, "Do you give me your authority
to pray...". They always say, "Yes." While they may
think I am crazy, I would rather be careful, than be inneffective
or get hit. For myself, anything beyond praying through other people's
houses, I don’t really want to go there, unless God shows
me very clearly that I must.