A Supportive Perspective
The Dangers of Unhealthy Spiritual Warfare - a blog post by Rose H. - July 5, 2011
Some months ago I came across an article on a website about the dangers of unhealthy spiritual warfare. This article was an eye opener for me.Reading it was like having an epiphany of sorts, as previous events in my life finally made sense. I finally had an explanation as to why I had experienced some of the most horrible demonic oppression over a period of 2 to 3 years in my life. It was due to the fact that I'd been engaging in unhealthy spiritual warfare prayers.
In the summer of 2007 I acquired a book from a spiritual mentor called "Violent Warfare Breakthrough and Deliverance Prayers". This was what I thought I needed as it contained prayers for every scenario. Commanding the morning, prayers against untimely death, against these different sicknesses, backsliding, late marriage and prosperity are some of the areas it covered. I remember using a prayer against asthma and allergies and getting some deliverance and feeling like yes this was the thing for me.
I continued praying every prayer in the book every day for a period of almost 4 months and then off and on in the months after. As time wore on I experienced a lot of weird happenings and oppression but it never occurred to me that I was attracting these things to myself because of those prayers. The explanation the proponents of these prayers give is that it is natural for warfare to increase when you start using them, but it will lessen as you get the victory. I have yet to get the "victory".
I had the opportunity last year to meet the author of this book and when I asked him how he came up with the prayers, he didn't answer me. At first I felt as though I'd done something wrong or had been disrespectful by asking but now I realize I wasn't out of place for asking. It was a valid question.
Instead of experiencing victory, I experienced a couple of incidents where I could have been killed, had several sleepless nights due to overwhelming demonic oppression, several bad dreams with dark spiritual themes some of which would play out in the day when I was a wake, unhealthy relationships which were clearly being influenced by dark elements and physical sickness.
I had so many open doors in my life due to these prayers and possibly due to some covenants made in church in the following year, that as I flew over the various territories from my country to the UK I could hear, sense and in one instance see the powers of the air in the regions as we flew. It was a most disconcerting and harrowing experience. I have experienced some depths of darkness as a result of these open doors.
My life felt apart more or less in the coming year and I wasn't able to perform up to my normal excellent standards in my post- graduate course due to the level of oppression. I faced war and demonic oppression at every turn. The author of the www.HealMyLife.com website spoke about being set back a few years in his career as a result of this kind of prayer. I now believe that I have been similarly disadvantaged as a result of engaging in this kind of warfare. I am a good 3 or 4 years behind of where I should be because of the bad things which happened to hinder me when I was studying after having engaged in this kind of prayer.
When I was in the UK, it felt as though I completely lost my "mojo" or what people in church call favour. I could sense it and very little worked out in my favour. After coming to my breaking point, I sought out a deliverance minister who told me afterwards that I had been delivered from pretty sick stuff. When I asked him how it got there so that I could avoid ending up in the same predicament again, he said he had no idea. Some of it was ancestral but now from what I now know, I believe that I ended up with that high level of oppression due to the fact that I'd been engaging in unhealthy spiritual warfare.
So my advice is to stay away. Stay very far away.
But if you, like myself, have found yourself in this predicament. There are 3 sure fire things that will work to bring relief: repentance, prayer and fasting. I can't say how long it will take to recover from the effects but I know that recovery is possible.
Even today, as I write this, I am still reeling from the effects. But the great thing is I'm recovering. I have been getting relief by using the 3 things I mentioned above. I've found fasting to be especially effective. A one day fast may not do it but if you are willing to persevere then healing will come.
From blog post: Dangers of Unhealthy Spiritual Warfare by Rose H.
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