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Demons & Spiritual Warfare

1. HELP! Something is messing with me!!(Pomozite mi, nesto me napada!) 

2.  Spiritual Warfare Weapons  ( Rat na duhovnom planu, i odbrambeno oruzje)

3.  Generational and Other Curses (Generacijske kletve, i druga proklinjanja)

4.  Shields, Spheres and Cloaks ( Stitovi, zastitne sfere, spasavajuce metode)

5.  Are demons real today? - Doug Perry ( Jesu li demoni stavarni u danasnjici?)

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Terapija. Can the enemy afflict or oppress or possess Christians?
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from Doug Perry – www.FellowshipOfTheMartyrs.co

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Aw, c'mon. Are demons really real? I don't think so!


Some people don't think demons are real at all. But that just flies in the face of the specific command of our Lord in the Great Commission in Mark 16:15-18 that we are to go into all the world and cast demons out of people. It also flies in the face of the normal daily experience of Christians all over the world that are wrestling with spiritual powers and principalities and wickedness in high places (Eph. 6:12). The New Testament sure spends a lot of time training us up and explaining that our battle is NOT against flesh and blood for it to all be worthless because demons don't really exist. I can assure you that they do and that they're real and that the vast majority of people (even Christians) have stuff messing with them (or rooted in deeply) that needs to be demolished with prejudice.

If I haven't convinced you yet, then put your money where your mouth is and go play with a Ouija board. If demons aren't real then who is it that's talking to all the witches and warlocks loose in our public schools? Who is telling the psychics on TV details about dead people? Yeah, some of that stuff is fake, but some of it is real, too. There IS a war between good and evil and I can't hardly see how you can believe in Jesus and angels and not think demons and satan are real. And if they're real, they're doing stuff to slow us down, they're not just hanging around Ouija boards in toy stores. Go to any third world country and ask them if they've seen demons and KNOW that they are real!  For years I didn't believe they were real and, despite being a Christian, when the Lord gave me the gift of discernment of spirits, I realized how much they had been oppressing me for years – including lust and gluttony and sloth and love of money and fear and others. I wasn't free until I learned how to get them off and keep them off.

Ok, so let's make a list of stuff and see if you think it comes from your own flawed nature or from the enemy. I don't believe demons can possess Christians, but they can sure oppress them. They surely do hang around and mess with us and try to gain an entry. Else why would the Lord urge us to keep watch over our houses so that the enemy can't return stronger? Some Christians open all the doors, throw their arms around them and give them the best seat in the house!

Mark 12:43-45 - When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none. Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished. Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.

Get that? You can get free from them and then they can come back if you're not watching. Even if the house is swept clean and in order. Have you ever met a non-Christian whose “house” was swept clean and in order?  That requires the Holy Spirit.  Jesus Himself is warning Christians here that they can come back – and they will probably come back worse! So it's possible that a person could find Christ, get saved, get cleaned out, get lazy and they would come back worse? Yes. There's no other way to explain the behavior of some Christians! Forget your theoretical models and look around! We're riddled with badness!

Not sure yet? Ok, so Fear is a spirit and it's not from God.

Romans 8:15 - For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, "Abba, Father."

2 Timothy 1:7 - For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

So if you have one of these, the Word of God says it's a spirit and it's not from God. And since you only have ONE spirit yourself and it's not a spirit of fear, if you DO have a spirit of fear it's from an external source (that's not God.)

So if we have people in the church that have any of these, it's a spirit and it's not from God.

Clearly the result of all of these is that they can kill, steal and destroy your life and quality of life (John 10:10) – and in a Christian, destroy their witness and effectiveness for the Gospel. Since that is the same goal as the demons, shouldn't it be obvious that fear is a spirit? Who benefits most if a Christian is living in fear? Gotta be the bad guys. Didn't come from God – He wants the exact opposite. He wants peace and rest and joy and power and a sound mind. So it had to come from somewhere, cause the Word of God says it's a SPIRIT – not a chemical imbalance or a bad habit or a random thought. Is the Bible the infallible, inerrant Word of God or isn't it? Is it reliable and true or isn't it?

  • IF the Bible is true and we say we're Christians, THEN we should not seek to explain things away by other means.
  • IF the Bible says fear is a spirit, THEN it must be so.
  • IF Christians exhibit spirits of fear oppressing them, THEN demons really CAN mess with Christians.
  • IF Christians exhibit spirits of fear oppressing them, THEN it's because we allowed them back in.
  • IF we allowed them in, THEN it's probably because we got lazy and didn't guard the doors (or thought we were invulnerable or believed that demons weren't real anyway).
  • IF we have authority to kick them out, THEN we need to get to doing it as fast as possible!
  • IF we need to break the yokes of oppression, THEN we need to start in the churches.
In the early days of scientific exploration, the dominant method was philosophical. Guys with big brains would sit around a table arguing about how many teeth a horse had. All kinds of theories would be advanced about what must surely be the way a horse's teeth would look and work. Eventually some genius just got up from the table and went and found a horse and looked in its mouth!  And observational science was born.

In the church, we've kind of been doing the same thing. We build our philosophical structures based on our interpretations of scriptures or the doctrines of our denominations that were handed down to us or our own preconceptions and fleshly opinions. Then we make affirmative statements with absolutely finality. But maybe we should just get up from the table and go look around. What is working and what's not? What is the REAL state of the church “union”? Are we winning this war or aren't we?

If we did, we would see that the people of God are shackled and yoked and spiritually oppressed by the forces of darkness. How else can you explain these?

I John 4:3 Rebellion Witchcraft  Unbelief   Self-exaltation Occult practices Magic

Romans 8:11 Stupor Sleepiness Stupidity Laziness Lethargy Apnea Sluggishness Confusion

Romans 8:15 Bondage Gluttony Obesity Addiction Anorexia Bulemia Phobias Despair Fatigue

Mark 9:17-29 Mental illness Insanity Seizures/Epilepsy Multiple personalities Hyperactivity Self-mutilation

Just to list a few!!

So, you say these are just acts of nature or behaviors or habits or just generalized sin? Then you must believe that angels aren't real and that God can't heal people and nobody can hear the still, small voice of the Holy Spirit. There is no other alternative.  If one side can bless you, the other side can curse you. If one side can whisper to you, they both can. If you can be filled with the Holy Spirit, you can be just as filled with evil.

YOU CANNOT BELIEVE THERE IS A WAR BETWEEN GOOD AND EVIL AND THEN DENY ONE SIDE HAS ANY  INFLUENCE!!

  • IF there is a war between Good and Evil, THEN both sides have weapons.
  • IF the war between Good and Evil is over, THEN you sure better hope and believe that GOOD won.
  • IF Good won, THEN why the heck is it so dark out there!?!?
  • IF Good won, THEN why can't we keep kids in church? Why are we addicted to the world?
  • IF Good won, THEN what's keeping us from preaching the Gospel to all nations already?
  • IF Good won, THEN why do we start a whole new denomination EVERY TWO DAYS?
  • IF Good won, THEN why are Christians sick mentally and physically and emotionally?
  • IF Good won, THEN why aren't the blessings of Deut. 28 in full effect? (In fact, we're seeing the opposite!)
  • IF the outcome is certain, but the battle is in our hands, THEN we better start shooting at something!!

It just flies in the face of the blatantly obvious observations around us. We are getting creamed by the darkness! Inside and outside the churches, the badness is closing in. How did spiritual evil get such a strong foothold on this country and on our own lives? Probably because we started preaching that demons weren't real and couldn't oppress Christians. That the war was over and we'd already won. Now who has benefitted most from that bit of theology? Has it resulted in Christians who are free and living victoriously? Has it resulted in transformations of towns and countries for God? No. It has resulted in week, oblivious, sickly, addicted, angry, divorced, oppressed Christians who are dropping out of church in droves because there is nothing there to really help them!

Now, given the state of things around you, how can it possibly be true that the battle is over? Did Jesus win the victory? YES!!!  The outcome is certain. But have we claimed it, embraced it fully and are walking in His power? NO!!!!  If we were, the Christians would be FREE!  And they're not. They're just not. For Pete's sake, we have people that are more addicted to football or NASCAR than to Jesus!  We have witches in our youth groups and nobody even notices. We have satanists sitting on the boards of our churches. We have pedophiles as priests and youth pastors. We have people cursing the pastor and the church in false tongues and nobody knows.

What happened to the gift of discernment of spirits? (I Corin. 12:10)  How come nobody asks for that one anymore?! If there is a war and somebody is shooting at you, wouldn't you want to see them so you can fight back? Particularly if you know your weapons are great and you could crush them like a bug and free lots of other people. There is no Goliath of hell that can stand against a fearless David full of Jesus and armed with wisdom and discernment of spirits.

People say we should just focus on love and not bring glory to satan by all this talk of demons. What?! Whose idea would that be?!  This is a WAR!  The Pentagon is going to have a strategy room where they get together but they NEVER talk about the enemy for fear of accidentally glorifying them and making it look like they're on the wrong team?!  NO!  They're going to learn where they are and how they act and how to best defeat them. They're going to assess their own strengths, amass forces in the places under attack, improve weapons systems that can counter the weapons of the enemy.  They're going to know how they think, what they eat, how they smell, when they sleep, where they hide – everything! They are never going to spend ONE SECOND debating about whether by gathering intelligence on how to crush the enemy they might be accidentally worshipping them! That's just dopey. In fact, it's a lie from the pit designed to keep us from talking about demons at all. Who benefits most from us avoiding the whole subject? Not Jesus. He didn't avoid it. He wasn't scared of them. He trained up His disciples on how to handle them and then sent them out to crush them.  In fact, He COMMANDED us to go crush them in the Great Commission.  It's not the Pick and Choose Commission. It's not the If-It-Fits-With-My-Theology Commission. It's the GREAT Commission. Be like Jesus. Go and crush the badness!  We're getting creamed out there because of so many people that insist the enemy isn't even real or that it's wrong of us to go after them!

I know, I've heard it, you're going to say that the Great Commission in Matthew doesn't say anything about casting out demons and that some scholars don't think Mark 16:9-20 was part of the original manuscripts. Well, tough beans!  It made it into the King James and you assert that this is the Authorized, inspired, infallible Word of God so you're stuck with it. You can't say the Bible is infallible and then dismiss the parts you are uncomfortable with as not being pure. Either God wanted it in there or He didn't. If it should be taken out, then what else would you like to edit out?  Maybe the whole book of Revelation where we CLEARLY see demons coming out of the Abyss and torturing anybody that has taken the mark of the beast (Rev. 9). Surely some of them prayed the salvation prayer at summer camp in 8th grade, but have now chickened out and taken the mark. Are they Christians or aren't they? Are they oppressed by demons or aren't they? Are demons real or aren't they? Is the Bible the Word of God or isn't it?

If I didn't convince you, you better stop reading now. It's just going to make your head hurt more.

OK!! Fine! You win. I get it. Demons are real. So what do we do about it?!

If you don't have Jesus in your heart, then you are defenseless against the badness. You better lay everything down and beg for Him to take over right now. And you better mean ALL, not SOME of your life. He's a King, pray with respect. He's not fire insurance, He's Lord. Jesus is the Savior and He died so that His blood could protect you from sin and from the enemy. Tell Jesus you're a sinner, say you're sorry and ask Him to free you of everything messing with you and take over ALL of your life right now. Go ahead, ask Him. He'll do it. He wants you. He's been calling you. How long are you going to put Him off? How long do you want to wait to be free? Believe He is big enough to break all the chains that bind you. In the Name of Jesus and by His redeeming Blood. Amen.

Whether you needed that or not, start praying for the gift of discernment of spirits – and don't stop. Maybe He'll give it you a lot or maybe a little, but ALL Christians need as much as they can get. The gifts aren't on/off switches, they are dials. As soon as you get SOME Holy Spirit in you, all your dials move off of zero. How much they move depends on your desire and the Lord's willingness. But the Holy Spirit in you can recognize all the other spirits around. It's just a matter of you listening really well.   He'll teach you how to use it and what to do with it if you'll listen. Some people sense the spirits in a vague way and some people see snarling black things sitting on people and can smell them and feel them in the spirit. Some people see them with their eyes open in the “natural” and can't shut it off. That one can put you living under a bridge smoking crack to make it stop if God doesn't help. Just ask for whatever He wants to give you and don't hold back or be afraid. He knows what He's doing.

In the meantime, you have to now how to deal with the stuff in your own head. We all hear things, we just mostly think it's us, but then we look back later and think, “What was I thinking? That was a HORRIBLE idea!”  Or sometimes we look back and realize that it was so beautiful and perfect and divinely inspired that it HAD to be God.

There are only three choices when you hear something in your head. It's either YOU, the white hats or the black hats. Now, you and the bad guys can sound a lot a like – cause neither of you are holy. And when they whisper in your ear they always put an “I” in front of stuff to make you think it's your idea. (“I'm gonna get even with that guy!” “I'm the best singer here.” “I could be like God!”) But what they are suggesting to you will always be anti-Christ in some way when projected out.

That is, we're to take captive every thought (2 Corin. 10:5), so when something pops into your head, just ask yourself, “Who is glorified most if I follow through with that?” If it's going to glorify you OR the enemy, then demolish it (crush with prejudice) in the name of Jesus and refuse it. “If you resist, he will flee.” (James 4:7)  He who? The enemy? Yep. My own thoughts and wants and selfish desires? Yep. Works the same way (Rom. 8:13).  In fact, if you resist the Holy Spirit, he will flee, too. If you harden your heart toward God, you won't be able to hear Him either (Job 9:4, Ps. 95:8, Prov. 28:14, Heb. 3:8, Heb. 4:7).

You need to have an armor-plated, indestructible, unbreakable, impenetrably hard heart – but just to the right stuff. It needs to be tender toward God and His still, small voice and rock hard to everything else – including your own wants and thoughts and pride and self. Only in this way can He direct ALL your paths. (I Corin. 14:20) Toward malice be as innocents, but toward God be mature and experienced. And regardless of the black hats, there's stuff in YOU that qualifies as “malice.”

Why is it important that we be cleansed of all the bad stuff?

I Corinthians 10:20-21 - But I [say], that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils.  Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils.

You can't play for both teams. You can't play footsies with the badness and walk with God in righteousness and purity. Pick a side and stick to it. Ask the Lord to help you take control of your own thoughts and turn your mind into the mind of Christ. Ask Him to let you see through His eyes, so that you see the temptations of the world the way He does. If you burst into tears for the salvation of these poor girls on the “Fantasy Ranch” billboard, it will be real hard to get overheated.

There are a whole bunch of books and programs out there that can help you get all cleaned out. Sometimes they're called Deliverance ministries or Theophostics or some other name. The Blood of Jesus is sufficient, so just stand on your authority and do what the disciples did, demand that it go RIGHT NOW in the name of Jesus. And expect results.

More on this in other chapters.

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Read all the verses about witchcraft, sorcery, divination and other stuff God hates.

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HELP! Something is messing with me!!

Are you captive to something that won't let you go?  Maybe it's fear or addiction or anger or lust or something else.  Have you tried everything without real success?  Are you a Christian that knows you should be walking in peace and joy and victory - but can't seem to get there?

Or worse, are you hearing voices tell you awful things about yourself or trying to get you to do bad things? Nightmares? Seeing scary, unexplainable things show up in your house or happen around you? Are your children out of control? Is the anxiety and stress eating you? Maybe you're completely incapacitated and feel no hope at all. And those voices are probably screaming at you even now - just being on this website!

You need to understand that the Bible talks a lot about the enemy of our souls, the father of lies, and how demons are used to harrass and torture us and to kill, steal and destroy our lives and our quality of life.  Christians CAN be attacked - in fact, will be attacked by demons. Even Jesus Christ, alone in the desert, was attacked and tempted by satan himself.

There is a lie being spread - a doctrine of demons - and it is this;  "Don't talk about satan and demons, it gives them too much glory! If you talk about demons, you're worshiping them instead of Jesus! The battle is won. Demons can't attack Blood-bought Christians! We musn't talk about that in church, just talk about Love and Grace."

Yet the Word of God is clear that we are in a WAR - and while the outcome is certain, the battle goes on every day. And our battle is NOT against flesh and blood (or chemical imbalances or people or habits) but against powers and principalities and spiritual wickedness in high places (Ephesians 6:12).  Jesus Christ himself did a lot of training with His disciples on how to handle demons and how to free people - and even commanded them to go into all the world healing, casting out demons, baptizing them and making disciples that will obey ALL His commands. (Mark 16:14-18, Matthew 28:18-20)

Can you imagine anyone in the Pentagon saying, "We must keep our focus on America and the flag and the national anthem. Let's just sing some more. We can't talk about Osama Bin Ladin because we don't want people to think we're worshiping him! Let's say the Pledge of Allegiance again."  No way!  There's just no chance that Generals and Admirals and men and women of war are going to worry for an INSTANT about accidentally worshiping the enemy that they are called to fight!  They will learn all they can about that enemy - where they hide, where they sleep, how they think, and most of all, how to destroy them!  And Jesus Christ told us a lot about the reality of spiritual warfare and the need to push back the darkness.

Unfortunately, the number of parts of the "church" that are willing to even consider the reality of demons is tiny - and those with enough spiritual authority to actually get them off is even smaller!   If you're going to get up on the front lines and take down big bad guys, you better be squeaky clean yourself because they WILL fight back!

There is another page here about the reality of demons - "Are Demons Real?"

But if you're on this page, you probably don't need convincing of the reality of it. You're probably desperate and just want help. That's what we're offering.

Here's how this works.

First, you need to understand that satan is the prince of this world. Because the world is fallen, he is in charge and we are all automatically under his control. BUT ... when Jesus calls us and we come under HIS kingship, then He gives us what we need to guard us against satan. That is, without Jesus, you're pretty much toast. You might have enough will-power to stop drinking, but the spirit of Lust (self-gratification) is just going to get you some other way, like overeating or smoking or porn. You're not free until it has no more grip on you - and you can't get free until JESUS gets you free.

So if you want us to help, you need to understand that we're not "spiritualists" or "psychics" or any other thing. We are radical Jesus lovers who hear His voice and do all we can to obey His commands - including casting out demons.  But we know that after something is cast out, then something better and stronger better take its place or else they will come back worse than before. We've seen people permanently freed from all kinds of things - and we've seen people that didn't keep the doors shut and things jumped back on.

We use the "Cup Model" to simplify this and explain it to people. You can read/watch that here - Fill My Cup, Lord.

The short of it is that we're going to help you get your cup cleaned out, break anything off that may remain - from generational things, involvement in witchcraft, family curses, demonic oppressions, filters, lenses, whatever - then show you how to get your cup full of Jesus and keep it full.  If you DON'T stay IN Christ, stay IN the Strong Tower, then you're not going to be able to really keep the bad guys from messing with you.

So, we're here to help, but understand where we are coming from.  Demons aren't ghosts or harmless spirits that just hang around - they are out to kill you and this is a real war and your only hope is to be FULL of Jesus - and stay that way.  So we're going to help get you fixed up, but we are not going to take responsibility for what happens if you get worse because you didn't follow the prescription.

We have seen people completely delivered from depression, panic attacks, phobias and fears, schizophrenia, suicidal thoughts, self-mutilation (cutting, etc.), anorexia, agorophobia, guilt, self-condemnation, worry, bitterness, unforgiveness, self-hate, anger and others.  We have seen people completely healed from physical problems like lupus, fibromyalgia, heart problems, broken bones, chronic pain, food allergies, epilepsy and seizures, infertility, addiction to Methadone and other drugs, brain problems (confusion, Alzheimers, dyslexia, etc.), and others - even autism in children.  God is good!

This is not about us. There is no power in us. There is only JESUS and He is the Great Physician.

If you need help, please email ( fotm@fellowshipofthemartyrs.com) or call (816-255-5766) and we will do all we can to help you. We do not charge anything - ever. If you are blessed and God moves on your heart to help us do this more, then you're welcome to donate, but there will be no mention of it from us or requirement that you do so.

Know that you're not alone. The days are evil and the enemy of our souls is doing all that he can to do maximum damage before his time runs out.  Hang on a little longer. If the voices are screaming at you to get away from this site (and whatever else they are screaming), then whether you believe in Jesus or not - just tell them to get away from you in the Name of Jesus Christ - and keep saying it until you get the strength you need to contact us.  It's going to be a fight to get free - and to stay free. But God is bigger than those things trying to kill you. Be strong.

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Generational and Other Curses

We'll start with the easy ones, OK? Probably not going to get any argument from you on these. Let's not argue right now about whether these will pass down spiritually to your children someday, let's just agree that if you DO this stuff and you have children, it will affect them negatively right now – including their relationship with God.

Unforgiveness

Verse Reference: Matthew 18:35 - “So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.” Mark 11:26 - “ But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.

Way to Get Under Curse: By not forgiving someone for something – worst of all by being angry at God and not forgiving HIM for something!! Like taking your Dad away when you were two or raising you in a rotten family or not rescuing you from that guy that raped you. VERY bad to have unforgiveness. Worst of all to have it toward God.

Effect of Curse: God will not forgive you for anything during the time you're not forgiving others. You may or may not be His anymore. He may not come and rescue you from demons that are oppressing you. This is a BIG wall between you and will likely clog up your ability to hear with God a LOT.

Way to Get Curse Off: Forgive them all the way and mean it. Ask God to help scrub it out. Say you're sorry for disobeying Him and not acting like Jesus – especially if you told people you were a Christian. Ask Him to forgive you. Look around your environment to see if you've opened the door to this and taught it to you children – that would make it a generational curse.

Length of Curse: Indeterminate – it's up to you.

Does it Affect Christians: You betcha. No exceptions. It doesn't look like there is any Biblical exemption that says that if you are “saved” and then later start holding an unforgiveness it's OK. By all indications, during the time that you are holding on to unforgiveness, you will not be forgiven by God. If you die with unforgiveness in your heart, you can't Biblically be sure you're going to heaven. I don't see any other way to read that.

This might help you see the danger here –

Illegal Soul Ties

Verse Reference: I Corinthians 6:15-17 - “15 Don't you realize that your bodies are parts of Christ's body? Should I take the parts of Christ's body and make them parts of a prostitute's body? That's unthinkable! 16 Don't you realize that the person who unites himself with a prostitute becomes one body with her? God says, “The two will be one.” 17 However, the person who unites himself with the Lord becomes one spirit with him.” (God's Word) Genesis 2:23-24 - “24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.” Exodus 20:14-17 - “14 Thou shalt not commit adultery. 15 Thou shalt not steal. 16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour. 17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.” (KJV)

Way to Get Under Curse: Sex before marriage – or during marriage with someone other than your spouse. Because Jesus says that if you even THINK about having sex with a woman, you're guilty of adultery, it's possible to have soul ties with people you only fantasized about. What happens in your mind is very powerful. God holds you responsible. Spiritually, you became one flesh with that girl in the centerfold when you had sex with her – you created a soul tie and God will hold you responsible for fornication (or adultery).

Effect of Curse: Going to taint future relationships. Maintains a connection to a past love that can reestablish – in person or in the spiritual (thought life). If it happens after a time that a person has become “saved” there is no indication that it's consequences are invalidated. You became one with some flesh other that the one you were supposed to. That spot is taken and the right person can't fully fill that spot. And God is mad at you because you're unrepentant. Because of the effect it may have on marriage relationship, may also have substantial negative impact on children. If they grow up seeing illegal soul ties and lust and unrepentant hearts, they will likely respond to God likewise. (I see black umbilical cords coming from a persons back or neck.)

Length of Curse: Indeterminate – it's up to you.

Way to Get Curse Off: Repent to God and to others as needed, break the ties completely in the natural and in the spirit, make life changes as needed, cover in the Blood.

Does it Affect Christians: Surely. Yes, they are a new creation in Christ and these are broken and washed clean if they repented - but if the ties are new, then they're still active. It's a multiple violation of the Big Ten. If a kid grows up in a lust-filled home, it's likely that they'll related to God like this and be adulterous and disobedient.

Sin

Verse Reference: John 8:34-35, 44-47 - “34 Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin. 35 And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever.” “44 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. 45 And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not. 46 Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me? 47 He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.”

Way to Get Under Curse: By sinning – in any of it's flavors or frequencies.

Length of Curse: Indeterminate – it's up to you.

Effect of Curse: Will make you the son of satan and you will do the lusts of your father the devil. Because you're no longer of God, you can't hear and understand Him anymore.

Way to Get Curse Off: Repent, if you can, and ask the Holy Spirit to help you stop sinning once and for all. Believe that it's possible and stop cutting and pasting parts like this out of the Bible. If you are doing this in your house and your children are watching, you're probably going to pass it down to them and it will affect their relationship with God and thus become a generational curse.

Does it Affect Christians: Not if you stop sinning. You're exempt and you will abide in the house forever if you are a servant and stop sinning. If you're a son of the devil, then you're in outer darkness. Probably going to reall keep you from hearing His voice, too. Unlikely you'll have peace and joy and victory and walk in the fullness of all God has for you – you can't drink from the cup of demons and from the cup of the Lord. Pick a team.

Hate

Verse Reference: I John 4:20 – “If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?”

Way to Get Under Curse: By hating your brother – any brother.

Length of Curse: Indeterminate – it's up to you.

Effect of Curse: God hates liars. And you're a liar if you say you love God and hate your brother, PLUS you're hating your brother! This will REALLY clog up your pipeline to God. It's unlikely you'll hear His voice at all. Then you'll just have to lean on your own understanding and direct your own paths. You'll probably end up surrounding yourself with other men that will tell you what to do, who are also full of hate. If you raise your kids up around this, it will probably affect their relationship with God, fill them with hate and become a generational curse.

Way to Get Curse Off: Repent to God and to the people involved. Make changes in keeping with repentance.

Does it Affect Christians: Not unless you're hating somebody that you're supposed to be loving. You are acting like One Body with all the other Christians, aren't you?

Fornicators, Idolaters, Adulterers, Homosexuals, Thieves, Greedy, Drunks, Haters,

Slanderers, Extortioners

Verse Reference: I Corinthians 6:9-11 - “9 Or know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with men, 10 nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you: but ye were washed, but ye were sanctified, but ye were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and in the Spirit of our God.

Way to Get Under Curse: Doing any of those things.

Length of Curse: Indeterminate – it's up to you.

Effect of Curse: You will NOT inherit the kingdom of God. That means you can't walk in the fullness of what He has for you right now and you won't go to heaven. Is there another way to read that?

Way to Get Curse Off: Repent to God and those harmed. Make fruit in keeping with repentance.

Does it Affect Christians: Not unless they do any of those things. And if they do, they stop being washed, sanctified and justified and they get dirty again. They will get seperated from God by their sin and it will clog up their hearing really good. If they have kids that watch them and grow up around this as they get more and more depraved, but think they're fine because they go to “church” - the kids will surely grow up with a whacked relationship with God and will probably do many of these things themselves. Then it becomes a generational curse. Know any greedy Christians? Seen any on TV? Any drunkards? Doesn't have to be alcohol, could be donuts or fried chicken.

Are you getting this yet? You'll find lots of websites that say that talk of Generational Curses is a heresy because once we're washed with the Blood of Jesus none of that stuff can stick to us. I hope I just showed you that it can clearly still affect Christians. If you raise your child in a home full of rebellion, you can expect a rebellious child. My point is that people may want to dismiss Old Testament curses, but they don't get the very

practical, real world FACT that family systems cycle and repeat. There HAS to be something in play here. Never mind your theology and your interpretation and your desire to diminish and dismiss the Old Testament – what's happening in the REAL WORLD?

In a previous career I was Director of Residence Life and Student Life at a small private college. We had a freshman girl who was having a horrible time. She had attempted suicide twice (mostly to get attention), she was cutting herself, she started a fire in the student union. She had decided she was gay, but that was only because the idea of being with a man disgusted her so much. The lesbian students didn't want to have anything to do with her because she was so mangled up. She had been raped by her older brother from when she was five to about fifteen (as I recall). Nobody in the family had ever done anything about it. Mom was oblivious. Now, finally, just before she went to college, it all came out and the family was torn into pieces. The father was defending the brother, it was going to court, the brother was in jail, she was going to have to testify against him, and she was a wreck. I told the father that we couldn't have her on campus anymore because she was just too big a mess and

we weren't equipped for that. She was consuming six or eight hours a day of staff time by herself without any progress! He looked me in the eye and said to me, “We sent her to college here, now she's your problem.” Then the mother, between tissues, looked at me and said something I'll never forget. She said, “I just don't understand how this could have been happening all those years right under our noses. I should have seen it!

The same thing happened to me.” And they were ALL church members.

OK, so what is that?! Is that a bunch of demons in a family tree or what? Is that a house full of lust and adultery and rebellion or what? If there is such a thing as a generational curse, they got a big one. Way back then, I had no idea how to handle anything spiritually, so I recommended they put her into residential treatment and medicate her. That's probably what they did, because I never saw her again. I pray to God that she's still alive and there's a way for her to find peace and joy and victory in Jesus. And I'm sorry for not being better prepared to handle that the Godly way.

Those same people that say Generational Curses aren't real, also probably don't believe in witches or cursed objects or that satan has ANY effect on us anymore. They probably think the war is over and done with and there's nobody left to fight. Or you can just quote the Bible to anything that comes for you and they'll run away. I got news for you, they'll quote the Bible right back to you! If you're not walking clean before the Lord, you don't have any authority to be throwing around the name of Jesus any more than the sons of Sceva did. (Acts 19)

Here's another shocker for all those folks that don't believe Generational Curses are real.

The word “heresy” means “a difference in doctrine” or a “faction” and those who participate with them will not inherit the kingdom of heaven. For example here -

Galatians 5:19-21 (KJV) - 19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatredvariance, emulations, wrath, strifeseditionsheresies, 21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

Galatians 5:19-21 (Amplified) - 19 Now the doings (practices) of the flesh are clear (obvious): they are immorality, impurity, indecency, 20 Idolatry, sorcery, enmitystrife, jealousy, anger (ill temper), selfishnessdivisions (dissensions), party spirit (factions, sects with peculiar opinions, heresies), 21 Envy, drunkenness, carousing, and the like. I warn you beforehand, just as I did previously, that those who do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

Galatians 5:19-21 (Darby) – 19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are fornication, uncleanness, licentiousness, 20 idolatry, sorcery, hatredstrifes, jealousies, angers, contentionsdisputesschools of opinion, 21 envyings, murders, drunkennesses, revels, and things like these; as to which I tell you beforehand, even as I also have said before, that they who do such things shall not inherit God's kingdom.

So try this Generational Curse on for size:

Denominationalism (Factions, party spirit, heresies, disputes, strifes, envyings, idolatry, hatred)

Verse Reference: See Galatians 6:19-21. I Corinthians 1:12-13, I Corinthians 3:1-4

Way to Get Under Curse: By being a part of, supporting, encouraging, agreeing with, or otherwise fomenting a division/sect/denomination within the Body of Christ.

Length of Curse: Indeterminate – it's up to you.

Effect of Curse: You WILL NOT INHERIT THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN. How much more clear does a verse have to be? And that's the New Testament by the way. You are carnal and you are worldly and you will not inherit the Kingdom of God. If you have made up your own doctrine and dogma that explains away this CLEAR, UNAVOIDABLE instruction in the Word of God, then you have cut and pasted the Bible and you're also subject to the curse in Revelation 22:19 that says you will be erased out of the Book of Life. You have created your own mystery religion, set up your own idols, followed men instead of God and you're off the reservation. You will not inherit the fullness of what He has for you right now and Biblically it seems clear that you're not going to go to heaven. Since it's likely that you will take your children into that same cult you joined and indoctrinate them into your mystery religion, it's likely that this generational disobedience and rebellion will continue and become a curse upon you and all your children. You are also under a Red Dragon curse from God (See Appendix B).

Way to Get Curse Off: If you can and you're eyes are still blinded, repent to God for not obeying Him and His Word, repent to all the people that are also trapped because of you, put all sects behind you and produce fruit in keeping with repentance. Listen to Him really good and do whatever He tells you.

Does it Affect Christians: ABSOLUTELY NOT. Biblically speaking as soon as you joined a “Faction” you went your own way and stopped inheriting the Kingdom anyway. So you're not really a Christian anymore and you're not in the Book of Life. Is there any other way to read this? If I were you, I'd be VERY afraid, just in case.

I Corinthians 3:1-4 (KJV) - “1 And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, as unto babes in Christ. 2 I fed you with milk, not with meat; for ye were not yet able to bear it: nay, not even now are ye able; 3 for ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you jealousy and strife, are ye not carnal, and do ye not walk after the manner of men? 4 For when one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are ye not men?”

Rev 22:19 (KJV) - “And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.“

Did that get your attention? You don't think there are Generational Curses? Go look what people that said they were Christians have done to oppress and dumb down and make sure whole family trees were on the Broad Path to hell while they were all being told they could be absolutely sure they were “saved” and safe. Now, if you don't mind, I'm just going to proceed with my discussion of Generational Curses from the Old Testament. Just in case they might also be affecting people spiritually.

Witchcraft

Verse Reference: Exodus 20:5 (KJV) - “5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;”

Way to Get Under Curse: The best way to show you hate God is by worshiping false gods and messing with witchcraft. I'm not going to quote all the witchcraft verses here because they're in Appendix E. But ANY dabbling with stuff from foreign gods (which doesn't mean un-American, it means ANY God that ain't Jehovah!) will invoke this upon you.

Length of Curse: Three or four generations. About 100 to 150 years.

Effect of Curse: Increasing rebellion and distance from God. Increasingly difficult to turn back. Way to Get Curse Off: Repent to God substantially and thoroughly. Wash it all in the Blood. Break any ties to Familiars. Get anything out of your house that is related. May require lifestyle or location changes. Repent to all the people you took down a path to hell.

Does it Affect Christians: If they mess with witchcraft, it sure does. Even if they washed it clean before, if they pick it up, it can still affect them. If a child was dedicated to satan, that child is tagged. The Blood of Jesus can wash it off, but not unless you ask Him to. If you don't have, it's because you don't ask.

Bastard Curse

Verse Reference: Deuteronomy 23:2 (KJV) - “A bastard shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD; even to his tenth generation shall he not enter into the congregation of the LORD. 3 An Ammonite or Moabite shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD; even to their tenth generation shall they not enter into the congregation of the LORD for ever: 4 Because they met you not with bread and with water in the way, when ye came forth out of Egypt; and because they hired against thee Balaam the son of Beor of Pethor of Mesopotamia, to curse thee.

Way to Get Under Curse: Sexual illegitimacy either by babies born before marriage or babies born by people you're not married to. The Ammonites and the Moabites were the descendants of Bennami and Moab the sons of Lot's daughters that were conceived by incest. Later on, God curses them, not just because they are rebellious and fail to come to the aid of family, but also because they are illegitimate, bastard sons to the 10th generation. King David brought this curse on his family line by his relationship with Bathsheba – complicated by his murder of her husband – the result was increasing rebellion and perversion in his house for generations. Even though he repented for the act, and that particular child died, it remains an active curse on the family tree.

Length of Curse: Ten generations – minimum 400 years.

Effect of Curse: Rebellion, inability to get along in fellowship with others, inability to develop intimacy with the Lord, increasing sexual perversion, increasing problems in each subsequent generation. (I see this as a big fat black umbilical cord coming from a person's back.)

Way to Get Curse Off: Repent to God and confess your sins and the sins of your forefathers. Ask the Lord to break it and sever it on you and all of your descendants to the tenth generation. Cover it in the Blood of Jesus. It's important that you have legal ground for this. That means that you need to be the head, or the spiritual leader of the family. If the husband doesn't know Jesus, the wife can do it. It should be the first born or the eldest living male, if possible to scrub it out across all cousins and nephews and all.

Does is Affect Christians: I have definitely seen it affect Christians and make a huge difference in their walk with God when it's broken. The Blood of Jesus is sufficient, but if we're taught to disregard parts of the Bible and that they're not even real, then we don't ask the Lord to apply the Blood to those things and they remain “live”. If this is in play, it will really clog up communication with the Throne. It's like a glass ceiling, where people are trying to grow in Christ and have intimacy, but just seem to keep bouncing off of this ceiling and can't get any farther. MANY lives have been changed by breaking this one.

This particular curse is REALLY nasty and satan wants to get it instituted across all the world. The African- American community in America has been decimated by it. This trend of young girls having babies is creating massive spiritual problems and will keep many from the kingdom

if we don't start breaking this off of people. This curse can last 400 years!! We're talking about someone in your family tree that was a Christian but misbehaved even many generations ago. This curse isn't on the “world” for doing what the “world” does. This is a curse on the children of God for not obeying His laws about sexual behavior. People that say curses are real, but not on Christians need to explain why God keeps cursing His own children over and over in the Bible, but He won't do it to us? (Read Deut. 28!). He loves us more than He loved the children of Israel? We're the grafted in vine, THEY are the natural vine. Why should we think we're going to get more grace? If we was willing to whack them, He's willing to whack us just as hard. Those curses on natural Israel had natural consequences with spiritual after effects – the women actually did end up eating their babies in the book of Lamentations, just like Deuteronomy 28 said would happen. On spiritual Israel, those curses have spiritual consequences with natural after effects. We're still turning our children over to foreign nations, but we call them MTV and Wicca and Islam and Humanism and Evolution. They may not go in chains marching across the desert, but they're just as much in chains.

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Spiritual Warfare Weapons

from Doug Perry - FellowshipOfTheMartyrs.com - 5/23/08

Some belong to God, some to the enemy. If the enemy has weapons, they are surely just cheap imitations of whatever God has!  Yet these ARE spiritual weapons nonetheless. WEAPONS – plural – many kinds, many uses. All spiritual. All mighty through God.The argument being made is that the “Sword of the Spirit” is the Word of God and that is the only offensive weapon that we have. Not only that, but these folks use the “Word of God” to mean quoting scripture, that is the Bible is the Sword.  This is based on a quote from Ephesians 6, yet the Bible self-interprets by the testimony of two witnesses.  That single passage, taken alone to describe our weapons and armor is WOEFULLY inadequate to describe the fullness of our inheritance.  This study should show that the Lord has MANY weapons and that they are at our disposal as priests/kings and adopted sons (but only as He leads and empowers).

Consider that, if the "word" is a sword, then this verse directly contradicts the Ephesians 6 verse:
Here the Word of God is described as a fire and a hammer, not a sword.  So clearly it can be other things. Also, is this verse describing the Torah or the spoken word and intents of God?   John 1 says that “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God.”  So is the Word that is the Sword, the Bible – or Jesus Himself?  In Revelation, the Sword proceeds out of His mouth at the second coming. Is that His spoken commands or a Bible?  His Word does not return void? Are those the Rhema words of God given by the Spirit to us daily or just the written word of the Bible?  The Ephesians 6:17 Greek word used is RHEMA, not LOGOS. That is the Spirit-breathed word.Below are just A FEW of the verses that describe God's spiritual weapons. We've tried to avoid “natural” verses (“Saul gave David his sword”) and focus on verses that seem to have a spiritual application beyond just being a history lesson.  Dispute one or two if you like, but the main point is that God has a full ARMORY of weapons and these are described using the terminology of the day.  Paul tried to encourage the Christians by showing them that they were equipped spiritual just as well or better than the meanest, toughest, scariest army of the day.  If Paul were here today, describing Roman armor to encourage modern Christians would not be much comfort. The argument is often made that if it's not in the Bible, they we're making up stuff.  And yet, giraffes and elephants and cars and microwaves and steeples and offering plates and Seeker Friendly services and all kinds of things aren't in the Bible.  And, in fact, if you're going to get literal, unicorns ARE!  (KJV Job 39:9, Num. 24:8,  Ps. 29:6, Ps. 92:10, and elsewhere.)  Why can't we just understand that the Lord can do abundantly beyond anything we can think or imagine?! Was Nahum seeing cars in this verse and didn't have the language to describe them? 
If you look carefully at his description of doomed Nineveh, it sure fits the United State of America!So let's take a hard look at ALL the different kinds of stuff in His armory. Comments in {comments}.Flaming or Glittering Swords (Light sabers?)
Swords (regular)
Bow and/or Arrows
Shields   (a shield is a large covering, particularly against airborne weapons)
LOTS MORE THERE – hedges, shields, under His wings, feathers, pinions. Look it up.Buckler  (A buckler is a small offensive shield used on the arm, not good for arrows, but good for swords. Again, can be used offensively. Not the same as a shield since they are mentioned concurrently.)
Armour
Breastplate
Weapons (Generic or unspecified)
Spear
Hammer / Maul
Axe / Battle Axe
Miscellaneous Weapons of War or Instruments of Death
Extreme Heat / Fire  – (Flame throwers?)
Lightning 
Blasting – (Explosives, Shockwave, Strong wind)
Snares / Traps / Pits / Nets

Strategies or Techniques of Spiritual Warfare


Blindness/Stupor/Madness / Sleep
Angels used to Help (or hurt)
Training / Strengthening / Empowering / Imparting
Speed / Agility / Steadiness (in the Natural or in the Spirit)

Theoportation  (picked up and plopped down elsewhere by the Spirit of God)
“Dialing Up” or Enlarging in the Spirit
Hiding in a Secret Place / Cloaking
Confusion / Fear
Drop Shields / Remove Hedges or Walls / Turn them over to satan
Communication Jamming (Prayer blocking)
God Forcing other people to obey you

Other Spiritual Weapons of God

Germ Warfare 
Pestilence / Plagues
Famine
Animal Warfare (bugs, beasts, snakes, etc.)
Wasting Diseases
Infertility/Birth Defects
Weather Weapons / Weather Control
Theft by Enemies
Imprisonment/Captivity
Embarrassment 
Cannibalism of your own children  (Ewww!)
Forced worship of other gods

WHY GOD DOES THIS STUFF?!


BONUS!!!   Red Dragon and Leviathan verses

DRAGONS
LEVIATHAN This is the Red Dragon. He is immovable without God. He is the king over the children of PRIDE. He is NOT something to be toyed with.  If you have pride, he is your king, and your only hope is GOD!
God WILL use the enemy of our souls to chasten, stretch, rebuke or destroy us.  Be afraid.  

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Shields, Spheres and Cloaks

Let's just start with what the Word of God says, so that you don't think I'm making this stuff up. All I'm doing is standing with faith like a child that the Word of God is true and this is a real thing, not justfigurative.

Psalms 18:29-42 (ASV)

29 For by thee I run upon a troop; And by my God do I leap over a wall. 30 As for God, his way is perfect: The word of Jehovah is tried; He is a shield unto all them that take refuge in him. 31 For who is God, save Jehovah? And who is a rock, besides our God, 32 The God that girdeth me with strength, And maketh my way perfect? 33 He maketh my feet like hinds' feet: And setteth me upon my high places. 34 He teacheth my hands to war; So that mine arms do bend a bow of brass. 35 Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation; And thy right hand hath holden me up, And thy gentleness hath made me great. 36 Thou hast enlarged my steps under me, And my feet have not slipped. 37 I will

pursue mine enemies, and overtake them; Neither will I turn again till they are consumed. 38 I will smite them through, so that they shall not be able to rise: They shall fall under my feet. 39 For thou hast girded me with strength unto the battle: Thou hast subdued under me those that rose up against me. 40 Thou hast also made mine enemies turn their backs unto me, That I might cut off them that hate me. 41 They cried, but there was none to save; Even unto Jehovah, but he answered them not. 42 Then did I beat them small as the dust before the wind; I did cast them out as the mire of the streets.

Psalms 35:1-10 (KJV) – 1 Plead my cause, O LORD, with them that strive with me: fight against them that fight against me. 2 Take hold of shield and buckler, and stand up for mine help. 3 Draw out also the spear, and stop the way against them that persecute me: say unto my soul, I am thy salvation. 4 Let them be confounded and put to shame that seek after my soul: let them be turned back and brought to confusion that devise my hurt. 5 Let them be as chaff before the wind: and let the angel of the LORD chase them. 6 Let their way be dark and slippery: and let the angel of the LORD persecute them. 7 For without cause have they hid for me their net in a pit, which without cause they have digged for my soul. 8 Let destruction come upon him at unawares; and let his net that he hath hid catch himself: into that very destruction let him fall. 9 And my soul shall be joyful in the LORD: it shall rejoice in his salvation. 10 All my bones shall say, LORD, who is like unto thee, which deliverest the poor from him that is too strong for him, yea, the poor and the needy from him that spoileth him?

Those who say that we only have the Sword of Spirit mentioned in Ephesians 6, need to note that here we see bows and spears and all kinds of offensive and defensive equipment and maneuvers – including calling up angels to help fight for you. These verses indicate that God Himself will teach you to do war (that's what He did with me). He will defend you. He will hide you. He will confuse them and distract them and have them turn their back and then He will help you smash your enemies into itty-bitty little pieces and grind them into the dirt! He will send them someplace from which they cannot come back. Go God! These are not figurative or theoretical shields or “hedges” - if satan can see them and has to respect them, they are very much real. It should be clear that these are not “natural” or physical enemies – David is talking about things seeking his soul, not just his life.

Job 1:8-10 (KJV)

8 And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? 9 Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought? 10 Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land.

Satan could not violate that hedge. It wasn't a three foot tall wall of evergreens like we think of a “hedge” out in front of the house. This was a mighty spiritual wall that fully surrounded Job and all of his house and his people. There were no cracks or seams or openings. This was a dome – more than a dome, this was a sphere. Fully compassed round about. More verses about that. We may think of a hedge as a little thing, or a shield as something you hold on your arm that the enemy could get around – but in the spirit, these are spheres that fully surround in every way and leave no access for the enemy.

Psalms 5:11-12 (KJV) – 11 But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee. 12 For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.

Here are lots more, so that you know I'm not just using a couple to make my point.

2 Sam 22:3 (KJV) – The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour; thou savest me from violence.

2 Sam 22:36 (KJV) – Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation: and thy gentleness hath made me great.

Psalms 3:3 (KJV) – But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.

Psalms 7:10 (ASV) – My shield is with God, Who saveth the upright in heart.

Psalms 18:2-3 (ASV) – 2 Jehovah is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; My God, my rock, in whom I will take refuge; My shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower. 3 I will call upon Jehovah, who is worthy to be praised: So shall I be saved from mine enemies.

Psalms 33:20-21 (KJV) – 20 Our soul waiteth for the LORD: he is our help and our shield. 21 For our heart shall rejoice in him, because we have trusted in his holy name.

Psalms 18:17-18 (ASV) – 17 He delivered me from my strong enemy, And from them that hated me; For they were too mighty for me. 18 They came upon me in the day of my calamity; But Jehovah was my stay.

Psalms 28:6-8 (ASV) – 6 Blessed be Jehovah, Because he hath heard the voice of my supplications. 7 Jehovah is my strength and my shield; My heart hath trusted in him, and I am helped: Therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; And with my song will I praise him. 8 Jehovah is their strength, And he is a stronghold of salvation to his anointed.

Psalms 84:8-12 (KJV) – 8 O LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer: give ear, O God of Jacob. Selah. 9 Behold, O God our shield, and look upon the face of thine anointed. 10 For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness. 11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly. 12 O LORD of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.

Psalms 89:15-18 (ASV) – 15 Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: They walk, O Jehovah, in the light of thy countenance. 16 In thy name do they rejoice all the day; And in thy righteousness are they exalted. 17 For thou art the glory of their strength; And in thy favor our horn shall be exalted. 18 For our shield belongeth unto Jehovah; And our king to the Holy One of Israel.

Psalms 115:11 (KJV) – Ye that fear the LORD, trust in the LORD: he is their help and their shield.

Psalms 119:114 (KJV) – Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word.

Psalms 144:1-2 (KJV) – Blessed be the LORD my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight: 2 My goodness, and my fortress; my high tower, and my deliverer; my shield, and he in whom I trust; who subdueth my people under me.

Prov 2:7-8 (ASV) – 7 He layeth up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to them that walk in integrity; 8 That he may guard the paths of justice, And preserve the way of his saints.

Prov 30:5 (KJV) – Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.

Eph 6:11-18 (KJV) – 11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 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. 13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: 18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

Personal Shields

OK, boy, I really don't want to do this. I've resisted this and it's just about the last thing to write on this book, but I'm told I have to lay it all out there, no matter how crazy it sounds, and I have to finish this today, so here goes.

Because we went through such a radical time of warfare and we were dealing with all kinds of stuff, we got REALLY motivated to understand everything we could about shields! We knew that by anointing the furniture store, we were setting up a wall (or sphere), but as Discernment of Spirits increased, I started actually seeing the sphere – like a shiny, opaque, white dome over the top (and under the ground). Sometimes someone would come into the shop and bring all kinds of nasty stuff in riding on them. And since they were invited to come in, we gave it legal ground to come in. There was no way around that. But we had to keep cleaning out the inside of the shield all the time. Sometimes they would jump on us and we'd have to deal with that. (At the time, I can't say that we all had all of our doorways shut.) If you wanted to blast the sphere out, you could pick the stuff off individually with the Sword, or just dialed your light up inside the sphere and find anything that was hiding. Or you could shockwave it with a big blast wave of the Holy Spirit by just taking everything in your cup and compressing it down real tight until it exploded like a supernova. (Well, that's how He taught us anyway.)

We began to also make sure that we each had a good personal shield working. The Word says that if you bind it on earth it will be bound in heaven. I know this is a little touchy, but the key to the spiritual realms and seeing what is happening in the “real” world is through the mind. That is, I asked the Lord for a personal shield and what I pictured in my mind was that it would be a perfectly round, white bubble all around my body. Since that's what I asked for, that's what I got. That was “Personal Shield Version 1.0.” If you had two people with bubbles, when they got together, the bubbles would kind of pop together into one, like reverse cell division or when you blow soap bubbles and two of them join together to make a big one. It kept the bad stuff out, so long as we didn't get too close to somebody – like hug them or shake hands – then their stuff would jump into our bubble. That got old really fast. You can't minister to somebody like that!

So we asked the Lord for an upgrade. We didn't really understand that we had dictated the terms of the shield by our own preconceptions of what it would do and look like. But the Lord was patient and walked us up through this progression to build our faith. As we learned more about the personal shields, that naturally influenced the shields we prayed up over the shop or homes or the city – or vice versa. We prayed for a harder shell so that demons couldn't suck through into our shields from other people. That was Personal Shield 2.0. If they got near enough it either bound them onto the person or pushed the demons off until they got back outside our shield. That worked better and we saw a lot of fruit from that. But we still had to be constantly maintaining our shields because the enemy would beat them down or crack them or sneak in somehow. Sometimes we would make an opening by disobedience or let them in some other way. He says that He compasses the righteous round about, the “mostly righteous” have a mostly intact sphere! Which is like a submarine with screen doors.

We were constantly having to defend the furniture store sphere because it was under attack all the time. I know that sounds crazy, but it's true. Lots of people can testify to it. There was just a constant flow of people needing help and lots of people getting saved and healed and delivered and lots of talk about being one body – even some of the pastors in town that were helping and starting to get on board. The enemy REALLY didn't like it! At one point, when we were out on the sidewalk repenting and confessing for the city for two days and nights in the summer heat (another long story there), we were getting spiritually pounded on and the people repenting couldn't really do warfare and repent before the throne at the same time. We had to have someone defending us, while we were crying out to God. At one point the person that was supposed to be doing that got distracted, our sphere got penetrated and repentance stopped. (You can't repent in spirit and in truth unless God pours it out on you and that's ALWAYS what the enemy wants to keep from happening.) Just then I got a cell phone call from a prophet I know from Jerusalem. He prayed for us and without asking or anything he prayed up a shield around us and asked the Lord to surround it with giant rings of Holy Spirit fire! Well, I had never thought of that, but as soon as he prayed it, I could see the sphere and the fire rings! That was COOL! And that sphere lasted a

LOT longer than what we were doing before. Eventually the combined force against it got through, but it lasted two or three times longer. So we started praying fire rings around the spheres. That was Personal Shield 2.5.

At one point I was still not satisfied that they required so much maintenance and really felt like there should be SOME way to have a permanent shield. So I pestered God to tell me how to get a shield that wouldn't be able to be compromised. He showed me a picture of the Spirograph game/toy that I had as a kid. Basically they are these little clear plastic gears and cogs that you put a pen through and they make intersecting arcs and spirals and make really complex, intersecting, overlapping flower shapes. The Lord showed me that picture and said, “Call up some fire angels and have them do laps around your sphere like the Spirograph. Overlapping, interlocking, rings of fire that are constantly self-renewing and by the time the enemy gets through one, the angels will be coming back over that area to renew the fire ring.” COOL!! But isnt' that kind of boring for the poor angels doing laps around me endlessly? Well, evidently not. They don't really seem to get impatient or bored.

So we started praying that and saw immediate results. No more stuff getting into the spheres, unless we purposely let it in or go in too close a proximity to it. Self-renewing fire rings around the shop also ended the need for constant maintenance on that shield. Made a difference for the city, too. That was Personal Shield 2.75.

Then at one point Lord just sort of whispered to me at one point and said, “You know it's just your brain that thinks shields that “compass round about” need to be a spherical bubble.” Huh? I hadn't really thought through how I was binding that, but I did totally put God in a box and impose my own filter on it. “Lord, so, a shield could be a square or a star or irregular or anything?” Yep. “How do the angels do laps at full speed around something that isn't round?” Don't worry about it. Physics don't work like that here. “So the shield could be skin tight, like spandex, so I can be close to people without them being in my sphere?”

Sure.

“GREAT!! Do it, Lord! Pretty please?”

So He did. We upgraded to skin tight shields with self-renewing fire rings. If something did get in, it was real easy to spot and feel because there was really nowhere to hide. You could just blast the sphere a teeny bit and clean it out because it was so tight. But it was still possible for stuff to get in. That was Personal Shield 3.0.

During all of this we're also getting instruction and revelation about how to get personally cleaned out. About the cups and the Jezebel and all the other strongholds. We're progressively getting each other more and more shiny by walking in righteousness, crucifying pieces of ourselves daily and pouring out all we have on the poor and the poor in spirit. So it's all sort of interwoven in ways I can't explain. I'm not suggesting that you take this path or that God will do it this way with you. I'm, frankly, hoping that you just skip right over all the intermediate steps and ask Him for the best possible shield right away. I'm just trying to show you how He built our faith and proved to us OVER and OVER that the shields work and that it's not Him that fails, it's us. When we were ready for an upgrade, He suggested to us that we ask and what to ask for. He directed all of the steps in ways I can't even describe.

Anyway, about this time He puts us through a deep, gut-wrenching, tearful curriculum about witchcraft and manipulation and how VERY, VERY dangerous it is to be a person with a prophetic calling and a big anointing (or just the average person made in the image of God) and then speak words that aren't from God. You can REALLY do a lot of damage and bind things that shouldn't be bound. At one point, my two little girls are fighting at home on either side of a door, both tugging on the doorknob. I said, “Be careful, somebody is going to get hurt.” BAM!! Just like that one of them catches the doorknob in the eyeball! And the Lord says to me, “You did that.” Huh?!! “Yep. You said someone WOULD get hurt, so they did. If you had said someone might get hurt you would have left my options open. But I'm going to honor the words of your mouth. You did that to your daughter.” OUCH!!

Then work one day, I'm walking one of the sisters to the front of the store as she's leaving to go get her kids from school. We're having a prayer meeting that night, so I say to her without thinking, “See you tonight.” She says, “No, I have something with my Mom we've been planning for a long time.... Uh, wait .... Now I'm hearing I'm coming to the prayer meeting. But I was sure that God wanted me with my Mom.” “Huh?! Lord, what just happened?” I say.

He says, “Well you said that you would see her tonight so now you have to see her tonight.”

“NO, NO, NO!! That's just not going to fly!! I can't be doing that!! I can't be making other people adjust their lives over an off-handed comment like that! If she was supposed to minister to her Mom and misses it because of this, it's my fault and all the blood of the missed opportunities is on my head! We can't be having this! I renounce that in the Name of Jesus. She can do whatever the Lord wants her to do tonight!” So she got a confirmation that she was free and off she went to get her kids and see her Mom. (A whole lot of the stuff we learned you could ONLY learn around people that understood the complete meaning of the word “ALL” and didn't take a step without God directing it. I really appreciate them for what they taught me about ALL.)

Do you see how dangerous this is? I asked the Lord if I had been doing that a lot and He said yes. Were people doing it to me? Oh yeah, all the time. Well, that just stinks!! How can anybody have a ministry or accomplish anything or even walk with God if people around them are speaking curses and it's sticking?! I had no idea that I was doing that! I wasn't doing it maliciously or intentionally, but just all kinds of things popped out of my mouth that I know were squirreling with things. We don't get that He will adjust His perfect will to us sometimes. We're joint heirs and adopted sons, He'll give us stuff we want sometimes, even if it's bad for us! I saw the horrifying, big picture consequences for this kind of stuff if you project it out, realized that it was not pleasing to Him – and impossible to accomplish all that He wants you to do – and I started begging and pleading God for an anti-witchcraft shield – incoming AND outgoing. I didn't want anybody binding me and I sure didn't want to bind anybody! Not just against witches and satanists, but against my own family and friends and others Christians. I don't want ANYBODY speaking words that are going to bind me except God Himself! And I don't want to bind anybody either and keep them from walking in His perfect will. So the Lord granted an really tough, really strong, hard shell, skin-tight, permanent fire rings, anti-witchcraft incoming and outgoing shield. That was Personal Shield Version. 4.0.

I was at a Sonic with a brother and he wanted to order his favorite – the Super Sonic Extreme Tots with jalapenos and chili and cheese – but he didn't have any Pepsid or Tums or anything and it always gave him heartburn. I told him that when I fast six or seven days without food OR water, I usually end the fast with a double cheeseburger with bacon, onion rings and a shake and I pray on it first and claim God's promises that we can drink deadly poison without it hurting us and it goes down just fine. So he order the Tots, prayed and didn't have any trouble at all.

I think that sort of planted a seed because I started asking the Lord for another shield upgrade that would protect us even more. We had been fighting some internal physical problems as we continued to get more cleaned out. The shields don't really do any good if you've got your own demons on you that you haven't dealt with! I asked the Lord if we could have an all the time internal and external shield. He said, “Yes.” But I gotta see it in the Word, so He sent me to this:

Mark 16:17-18 (KJV) – 17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; 18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

I know that there are lots of times where the Bible refers to snakes or scorpions and they're talking about demons. We already had shields that allowed us to handle the “snakes” without them hurting us. We were ripping and tearing the bad guys off of people all the time. But this says that even if you get deadly things inside of you they won't hurt you. So I took this as a confirmation that it's possible to have an internal and external permanent shield. So we asked the Lord for it and said to just tilt my head back, open my mouth and believe in faith. And then He just smothered me with the Blood of Jesus inside and out. Just poured it in me until it was coming out my toenails and out every pore. Just saturated completely. Then two angels showed up with flamethrower looking things and heated it up and baked it all down. The end result was that in the spirit, it looked like a solid silver, skin tight shield. Like the “Silver Surfer” in the Marvel comic books (or movie), or the bad guy in Terminator 2. (This is the point at which normally I might apologize again for sounding crazy, but I just don't care anymore. Take it or leave it, that's what it looked like.)

And the shield works really well. It doesn't mean you can't get sick or nothing can still get in, but it's a much better protection that we had before. That was Personal Shield Version 5.0. That was around August of 2006. It held for a long time without and problems and I had no indication there was a better shield – or motivation to ask for one.

Just after Christmas of 2006, I was in Branson when God dropped this HUGE bombshell on me. Practically crippling. There are lots of times that He has put me on my face crying like a baby, but this was almost more than I could bear. The same sister whom I had bound about going to her mothers had a good anti-witchcraft shield and neither of had been binding each other (or others for months). But all of a sudden she has to drive to Branson to help me with something, but it makes no sense. What she says she's coming to do doesn't even need doing and I can't figure out what God is up to. But it's going to substantially inconvenience her and her three kids. I'm on the phone with her about it and seeking the Lord and I don't know what else to do, so I release her from anything in anyway that I might have bound her to have to go to Branson. And she gets released! I get off the phone with her and start really seeking God and pressing in for answers on this.

“Lord, is my anti-witchcraft shield still holding?”