The greatest cure for mental illness is not more drugs–the cure is the unconditional love of God and the power of His love found within the pages of His Word–the Holy Bible. I believe much of what the world refers to mental illness is demonic oppression or possession. I also believe that most deliverance will come by renewing the soul (the mind and emotions) with God’s healing Word. The Bible tells us in Isaiah 26:3 (AMP):
You [God] will keep in perfect and constant peace the one whose mind is steadfast [that is, committed and focused on You—in both inclination and character], because he trusts and takes refuge in You [with hope and confident expectation].
Do you need this perfect peace operating in your life today? If so, you’re not alone, many of God’s people are suffering from attacks on their mind and emotions. But I am a firm believer in the power of God’s Word. If we will keep our thoughts focused on the love of God and His promises His perfect peace will belong to us.
We are responsible to take control of our thoughts. We are not to allow them to wander off into territory where we don’t belong. Proverbs 4:23 warns us to “Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life.” Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV) teaches us how to guard the innermost thoughts of our hearts. It admonishes us in this way:
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
What have you been thinking about? In what arena are your thoughts dwelling? Your heart will eventually follow after your deep inner thoughts. And once they get inside your heart, your actions will follow after them.
If your thoughts are dwelling in sexual sins, your actions will follow after those unclean thoughts. And if you allow yourself to dwell in these dark places, you will become enslaved to sexual perversion of all types.
If you watch satanic movies or read books about the occult, you open yourself up to the realm of the devil and he will make sure his demons take control of your mind and emotions.
Drugs and alcohol cause your spiritual filters to fail you, and you become easy prey to satan’s demonic strongholds. You will either become oppressed or possessed with demons.
If you are unequally yoked with an unbeliever whether in marriage, business, or friendship, you put your soul (mind and emotions) in jeopardy of transferring of spirits. The same spirit controlling them will enter and inhabit your domain.
No matter the unwelcoming situation you have found yourself in, there is hope for deliverance and healing in God’s Word. But you have to choose to be free and make quality decisions on a daily basis to get free. If you are standing in proxy for a loved one, you have to fight for the deliverance and for the freedom of this person by prayer and fasting and standing on the promises of God.
My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your eyes; Keep them in the midst of your heart; For they are life to those who find them, and health to all their flesh. Proverbs 4:20-22.
I believe that most deliverance will simply come by staying int he Word of God. Living a lifestyle of reading and studying, meditating on the promises of God, speaking these promises aloud over yourself, and doing what it says to do brings deliverance. If you will do what I just wrote here, you will find your freedom. Those who are further into the bondage of satan will need others to fight for them.
Jesus says in Matthew 17:21 concerning certain types of demon possession, “this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.”
There are times in life when our hearts are overwhelmed with sorrow and grief, and that unspeakable pain permeates one’s being. It is times like these that we must find the way to heal.
Allow yourself to become vulnerable to family and friend who truly want to help in your time of need. They love you and care about you. You will find you do not have to explain much, they already know and understand the situation. They desire to be a support beam for you to lean on when you feel weak.
And then there are those unexpected people God will speak to concerning you to find a way to reach out to you to also help carry you through. Don’t be closed-minded, you may find a rich jewel in a new friendship that will bless you in your time of sorrow.
Then there are times when the people around you are not able to reach inside and heal the deep wound of sorrow. This is when you need to choose to grab hold of the Spirit of the Living God for help, inner healing, peace and strength that does not come from this world.
There are different levels of healing, and God uses people to help us through difficult trials in this life; and then there is a deep inner healing that only God alone can heal. We have to choose to wipe off the ashes of sorrow and allow Him to wash us with His atoning blood and make us whole again.
*This excerpt is taken from, The Waves of Healing Glory, Chapter 8, The Healing Power of God’s Love, pages 208-210.
© 2022 Author Becky Dvorak–Healing and Miracles International, All rights reserved.