Diseases Where Deliverance is Necessary – Article nr 18 of Healing Articles with TruLight Radio XM called “The Doctor Says – The Bible Says” by Dr. Michelle Strydom MD.
The information in this chapter will probably never be documented or accepted in the medical field. However, I can only speak from my own experience and the experience of others such as Pastor Henry Wright. When a disease is incurable in the medical field, I often go to the Bible to look for the answer. This is because I am seeing the Bible prove medical science – and vice versa, medical science proving the Bible.
We are a people of God who are in bondage. God’s people are being sent to the world for help, when the answer is waiting in His Word to set you free. We must never forget the models in Matthew, Mark, Luke,
John and the book of Acts which show us the ways that Jesus ministered. There are accounts in the Bible of Jesus first casting out an evil spirit before He administered healing and miracles to the body damaged by the spirit. (For example: Matthew 17 v 14 – 18; Mark 1 v 23 – 27; Mark 9 v 17 – 27; Luke 9 v 37; Luke
13 v 11-12). There are some diseases where deliverance is necessary for healing to take place. You say an evil spirit can be behind disease? Oh read your Bible! Why don’t we believe it today? Because we’ve been so mesmerized by science. If it weren’t for the testimonies of so many people who have been healed or permanently cured through deliverance, you would think that I have a screw loose. The experience speaks for itself. When the evil spirits are cast out in the Name of Jesus, people have been instantly healed from the diseases in this chapter (Luke 10 v 17-20).
On page 107, I spoke about the spirit-mind-body connection. Everybody knows about the mind-body connection. Science has shown that the mind-body connection is real and what we think affects our whole body but not everybody knows about the spiritual dimension of our lives. The Bible says that we are a spirit and we have a soul and we live in a body, so we are a triune being (1 Thessalonians 5 v 23). The medical field is at a major disadvantage when it comes to healing because they only consider the soul and body, but do not recognize or understand the other third of
our being which is spiritual. Therefore they will never achieve anything
more than disease management with the diseases mentioned in this chapter because you need deliverance, not medication. The diseases in this chapter are the fruit of an evil spirit and you will not be healed unless you cast out the evil spirit.
Often in the church, people get all agitated and uneasy when you start using the term “evil spirit” or “demon.” However we have no need to be fearful about this subject. The devil and his kingdom are not greater than God and Jesus has given us full authority over the devil and his demons.
Another issue is that most people, especially Christians don’t believe that satan’s kingdom can even access them. In fact there is a big debate in the church as to whether a Christian can have an evil spirit. I don’t believe a Christian can be possessed of an evil spirit. However the issue is not about possession, it is
about servitude to sin. The evil spirit could be inside, outside or on Mars with a megaphone – the point is, you’ve been listening. When you choose to listen to the spirit of fear, bitterness, hatred etc you are joining it in fellowship. In 1 Corinthians 10 v 20 – 22 Paul addressed believers in the church when he said, “I would not that you have fellowship with devils.” That is different from being possessed by one isn’t it?
The issue is not about possession, it is about servitude to sin. The evil spirit
could be inside, outside or on Mars with a megaphone – the point is, you’ve been listening.
Because of the statement that a Christian cannot be possessed by an evil spirit, many people conclude that a Christian cannot be under any type of captivity of an evil spirit. Many church denominations teach that you are immune to the devil. The only way you can be immune to the devil is if you are walking in obedience and love.
Romans 6 v 12, 13 and 16: “12Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in the lusts thereof. 13Neither yield your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God…16Do you now know, that to whom you yield yourselves servants to obey, his servant you are to whom you obey; whether of sin unto death or of obedience unto righteousness?”
In Romans 6 v 12, Paul shows us that a Christian can obey sin. So he challenges you and I as believers not to let sin reign in our bodies. It doesn’t say that it doesn’t, it says that we are not to let it. How does sin reign in our mortal bodies? For example, if you become one with rage and anger spiritually and psychologically
through thought, the spirit of rage will want to use your body to express itself against another. So the issue is not about possession but about what you are allowing to manifest in the physical world through you. Who are you obeying? Whose instrument are you? Verse 13 says that you must not yield your members as instruments to be used as an expression of sin in this physical world, because when you allow it, you become a servant to sin. So once again, the issue is not about possession but about servitude to sin. Are you a servant of the Lord or a servant of sin? The issue is not about possession, the issue is who is your master? Whoever you are serving is your master.
Even if you are born again, when you are in disobedience and sin, the devil has every legal right to your life and that is obvious because the church is full of disease. I am seeing many born-again Christians with diseases that are the direct work and fruit of an evil spirit.
Satan knows that if he can manage to control your thought life, he can control your body chemistry and cause disease. The devil only has as much power over you as you give him by co-operating with him through sin and disobedience. He projects thoughts into your head out of the realm of the spirit and what you do with those thoughts is up to you. The Bible says to bring every thought captive to the obedience
of Christ and to renew and wash your mind with the water of the Word (2 Corinthians 10 v 5, Ephesians 4 v 23).
The devil does not have the right to oppress you just because he is out there. You have to open the door and invite him in through disobedience to God and His word, which is sin. In Genesis chapter 3 Satan used the serpent as the medium of expression. He did not have access to this planet until Eve invited him in, and
Adam agreed. In your life, the devil does not have the right to oppress you, he only takes the right because you give it to him, many times through ignorance or lack of knowledge.
Proverbs 26 v 2: “As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall not come.” KJV
The Bible says that a curse without a cause does not come.
So when you see a disease, it means that there is a reason for it – in other words no disease happens just because. Therefore where there is a disease caused directly by an evil spirit, we have to go back into the person’s life and find out where the open doors are – either personal or inherited. It is these open doors which I call “entrance points” that allow for example, the spirit of fear, the spirit of infirmity or a deaf and dumb spirit to come in and cause disease. Seven entrance points that I know about are:
Even if you are born again, when you are in disobedience and sin, the devil has every legal right to your life.
1. Sex outside of marriage – Viruses such as HIV and hepatitis B and C are transmitted sexually. These viruses cause inflammation, cirrhosis, cancer and eventually destruction of the liver, which leads to death.
Proverbs 7 v 10, 21-23: “10And behold, there met him a woman with the attire of a harlot and a subtle of heart…21With her much fair speech she caused him to yield, with the flattering of her lips she forced him. 22He goes after her straight away, as an ox goes to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks; 23till a dart strike through his liver; As a bird hastens to the snare, And he does not know that it is for his life.” (KJV)
In the following pages I explain why viruses are actually evil spirits. When you have sex outside of marriage, you open yourself up to terrible consequences that are both physical (in the form of disease) and spiritual (evil spirits are given access to you and your body). You might not get HIV but there are more than 60 known diseases that are transmitted sexually and the chance that you will
get at least one of them is excellent. These diseases do not always manifest immediately (so you’ll think you got away with it) but they flare up years down the line. The ultimate consequence of sex outside of marriage is death.
Proverbs 6 v 32: “But whoever commits adultery with a woman lacks heart and understanding (moral principle and prudence); he who does it is destroying his own life.”
Proverbs 6 v 20 – 29: “20My son, keep your father’s [God-given] commandment and forsake not the law of [God] your mother [taught you]…23For the commandment is a lamp, and the whole teaching [of the law] is light, and reproofs of discipline are the way of life, 24to keep you from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a loose woman. 25Lust not after her beauty in your heart, neither let her capture you with her eyelids. 26For on account of a harlot a man is brought to a piece of bread, and the adulteress stalks and snares [as with a hook] the precious life [of a man]. 27Can a man take fire in his bosom and his clothes not be burned? 28Can one go upon hot coals and his feet not burned? 29So he who co-habits with his neighbor’s wife [will be tortured with evil consequences and just retribution]; he who touches
her shall not be innocent or go unpunished.”
2. Another entrance point is long term fear, anxiety and stress in your thought life – this allows the spirit of fear to come in. Fear is a demonic spirit (1 Timothy 1 v 7), and when allowed access into your life it causes a whole multitude of diseases, many of which are discussed in this book. The chapter on page 180 has a detailed teaching on this. Diseases that are the result of fear need deliverance
for healing to take place.
2 Timothy 1 v 7: “For God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” (KJV)
3. Strife – According to the Bible, strife opens the door to every evil work and that includes the spirit of infirmity which for example causes scoliosis. On page 194 I discussed research that was conducted at Ohio State University that proved that strife puts the body into a toxic state of stress. This in itself
opens the door to over 100 incurable diseases.
James 3 v 16: “For where there is envying and strife, there is confusion and every evil work.”
4. Another entrance point is a woman not submitting to her husband i.e. she is domineering and “wears the pants” in the marriage relationship while the man is passive – when the home is ruled by the woman, not the man – there is a confusion that comes out of it producing homosexuality.
This also opens the door for a deaf and dumb spirit to come in which causes ADHD, dyslexia, color blindness, learning disabilities and epilepsy in the children in the generations following.
1 Corinthians 11 v 3: “But I want you to know and realize that Christ is the Head of every man, the head of a woman is her husband and the Head of Christ is God.”
A woman was not designed to lead the home, she was designed as a helpmate to follow a Godly man who lovingly leads his wife and children. It is a man’s calling is to reflect the Father heart of God to his wife and children. God’s design for families is that the man is the head of the woman, Christ is the Head of the man and the head of Christ is the Father.
When God’s design and order for the family is turned upside down and the woman rules the home – the door is opened to the devil, the deaf and dumb spirit as well as unclean and perverse spirits with devastating effects in the children and following generations. There is also an element of rebellion in ADHD and dyslexia which comes from families that have been involved in occultism and false religions – this is the next entrance point:
5. Past involvement in the occult and false religions – this is an entrance point to any demonic spirit and opens the person up to any sickness. I have spoken about occultism on page 52. Not all modalities of healthcare are Godly, some of them are out right demonic. Examples are Eastern mysticism and yoga, which is based on a demonic foundation called kundalini. Get involved in this kind of thing and you open the door to occultic spirits with serious consequences to your health. See page
85 which has a testimony of a lady who had been involved in yoga.
6. Diseases can be inherited – not only from a physical genetic standpoint but also from a spiritual standpoint. For example, I have seen evidence of the spirit of fear being inherited – that is why we are seeing diseases such as allergies and heart disease run in families. I mentioned in point 3 above that the deaf and dumb spirit can run in families manifesting in diseases such as epilepsy, ADHD,
dyslexia color blindness and learning disabilities. The Bible says that the curse which is a result of sin shall be passed down to the third and fourth generation.
Exodus 20 V 5 – 6 & Deuteronomy 5 v 9: “For I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generation of those who hate Me, but showing mercy and steadfast love to a thousand generations of those who love Me and keep My commandments.”
There are some diseases such as cancer and Charcot-Marie –Tooth disease (this is a disease of the nerves in the spine) that are caused by an inherited genetic defect. This genetic defect is triggered to cause the disease by a stressful life event. What connection does stress have to do with genetics?
None. This genetic defect is set in motion by an invisible intelligence, for example in the form of a virus. I’ll explain viruses later on.
7. Self-hatred, self-rejection, self-condemnation, guilt and/or a low self-esteem – this allows an unloving spirit to come in, for example in the form of viruses that cause the body to attack and destroy its own body tissue (this is explained further under viruses in this chapter). When you are attacking yourself spiritually through thoughts of self-hatred, the body ends up attacking itself physically. An example is type 1 diabetes which can be caused by the Coxsackie B4, rubella and Epstein-Barr virus. This unloving spirit also gets into the genetics and scrambles it, resulting in type 1 diabetes in the next generations. The immune system is given wrong instructions by the defective genes to attack its own body tissue – the result is the cells of the pancreas are destroyed so that it can’t produce insulin.
There are other entrance points and I’m going to learn what they are. However, it all boils down to disobedience –either personal or inherited. The only power that the devil has is the power that you give him through willful sin in your life. The chapter on page 153 explains why inherited diseases (that run in families) are the consequence of sin from the lives of your forefathers.
Healing and casting out evil spirits was modeled for us by Jesus (Matthew 17 v 14 – 18; Mark 1 v 23 – 27; Mark 9 v 17 – 27; Luke 9 v 37; Luke 13 v 11-12;). Jesus gave this power and authority to His disciples:
Matthew 10 v 1 and 7-8: “1And Jesus summoned to Him His twelve disciples and gave them power and authority over unclean spirits, to drive them out, and to cure all
kinds of diseases and all kinds of weaknesses and infirmity…7And as you
go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand! 8Cure the sick,
raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, drive out demons…”
In Luke 10 v 17-20 the seventy were given the same power: “17The
seventy returned with joy, saying, Lord, even the demons are subject to
us in Your name! 18And He said to them, I saw Satan falling like a lightning
[flash] from heaven. 19 Behold! I have given you authority and power to trample upon serpents and scorpions, and [physical and mental strength and ability] over all the power that the enemy [possesses]; and nothing shall in any way harm you. 20Nevertheless, do not rejoice at this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.”
As children of God, we have the same power and authority to cast out or command evil spirits to leave a person in the Name of Jesus: Mark 16 v 17-18: “And these attesting signs will accompany those who believe: In My Name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new languages; they will pick up
serpents; and [even] if they drink anything deadly, it will not hurt them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will get well.”
When you look at what the early church accomplished, they ministered exactly like Jesus did. They preached the gospel, they healed the sick, they cast out evil spirits, they did creative miracles and they raised the dead. Everything you see in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John and the book of Acts is a standard for
us as a church today. Jesus said in 1 John 14 v 12 – 14 “The things I do, you will do also…and greater things you shall do.” Do we really believe that? Casting out evil spirits, laying hands on the sick and performing creative cures in His Name should be happening on a regular basis. It shouldn’t be something we
read about in a book from 10 years ago. Today is the day of salvation! Now is the appointed time! I’d like to stir the body of believers up – come on let’s get on with the things of the kingdom! It is not complicated.
It is a very simple project. Man has complicated it because we have made God into a science. This should be so simple a child can do it and understand it. It was ignorant and unlearned men who started the early church and turned the world upside down.
When a person has a disease as a direct result of an evil spirit, you simply have to have faith and believe in the authority that God has given you as a believer – all you need to say is “On the authority of the Name of Jesus I break your power over (person’s name) and command you unclean evil spirits to leave! Be cast out in Jesus Name!”
We would like to send you a very Powerful deliverance Prayer!
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