I know it’s tough, we all battle with our thought patterns, but what will really help you is to find out who you are in Christ and to know the Authority you have in Him. You are worth the blood of Jesus Christ to God the Father, He loves you and created you in His Image.
When you are surrounded by problems, it’s hard to remember who you are and why you are here, which is why the devil does it. He tries to isolate you and make you think you are alone, which is all lies! The best way to overcome is to get your eyes off the problem and fix your eyes on Jesus. Through Him, all things have been given to you and put in subjection under you and although you don’t see it under subjection yet, keep looking to Jesus. Everything that has a name, has to bow to Jesus. It’s difficult in the beginning, but believe and stand on the Word of God and the Truth of who you are and you will overcome!
Please listen to some Dan Mohler and Curry Blake to really help you on your way and solidify who you are in Christ.
There are many teachings, but you can try a few from the below links:
Lydia, not everything is demonic. I deal with bi-polar depression. Even knowing God and Scripture doesn't stop it. God can of course heal it, but does He heal everything? Did He take away Paul's thorn?
I take medication and am 10 to 1 better. If I miss one day, there's a huge difference. It's not a happy pill some like to call it, it jyst helps me better manage depressing thoughts, to realize what they are and overcome them. The depressing thoughts may be satans furry darts, and medication helps me see above the cloud and realize this.
Before dismissing medication or thinking this MUSR be a demon, I'd like to point out a couple of things. The woman with the issue of blood had spent everything in doctors. Jesus never condemns her for this. But the biggest reason to show that everything isn't automatically demonic is found in Matthew 4:24:
And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatick, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them.
People had diseases and we're lunatik, along with those tormented and possessed with devils.
Lydia I would like to recommend a book for you to read actually 2. SELF DELIVERANCE by K. A. Schneider and The BONDAGE BREAKER by Neil T Anderson. This will help and remember to walk in the spirit and trust God!
Bondage Breaker is a good book. He also wrote Victory Over the Darkness.
God bless you Lydia,
Yes, I used to struggle with demons. I have a dark past, and I'm not very proud of it, but I share when it helps someone else.
Your mind is like a book shelf. It's got books called your past. It takes time and determined effort but what you must do is replace the old stuff on the shelf with the new, which is the Word of God. As you place the new on the shelf and push, the old stuff will fall off the shelf. If you have a single shelf hanging on your wall somewhere, pick up new books and push the old books off the shelf. They fall to the floor.
Never underestimate the power of the Word of God. Our Lord showed us an example. He said...It is written. So you see why you must know the Word of God. It is our helmet of salvation and Sword of the Spirit. I feel as if we have missed an important part of the verse. The Word of God can help heal your thoughts and protect your thoughts. It says to take it. You pick it up and read it. You take it. You can do this.
And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: (Ephesians 6:17 KJV)
You have the authority to use the name of Jesus Christ. He has delegated the authority to you. When you use His name to command a demon for example, it has no choice. It must yield. To be honest, it took me a while to figure this out. The first time a demon confronted me, I bolted. I had a Christian couple take me aside and explain it to me. The truth is EVERY knee should bow whether it's in heaven, on the earth or under the earth. That includes a demon.
That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (Philippians 2:10,11 KJV)
God bless you, you can do this. I know you can.