Jump into this story with me for a moment. Picture a child woken up by a nightmare and running to her mom and dad’s room. They welcome her into bed and let her know she is safe. But the next night, she is awoken again and again. Mom and Dad begin to argue about where she should stay when she comes into their room at night. Mom thinks she should sleep in the middle of them to feel safe, but Dad thinks she needs to be on the floor next to them. Each night she returns to their room, and each day, they battle about where she should sleep.
Ephesians 6:12 says, “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.”
Do you believe this Scripture? If we believe the Word, then we need to give space that not all things we endure are in the natural realm (body, emotions, relationships, etc.). We’re made up of a body, mind/emotions, and spirit. We experience everything on all three levels, as we can’t be separated from them. It’s perplexing to me that since we are mind, body, and spirit, we have spent so much time talking about how Big C has affected the BODY but so little time talking about it in the SPIRITUAL realm. It is like having a child who is acting out, and we talk about the behavior but never get to what is under it, causing the behavior. If you want to change that child’s behavior, you have to look under the foul behavior to see the root. We are focusing on the ‘fruit’ of Big C, not diving deeper into the root and using the proper tools to deal with it. We spend so much time and energy arguing about managing it. A divided line of the war of words over face shields and pokes. I would like to suggest we seek the ROOT and chop it off at its head like every other assignment of the enemy. Big C did not come to bring life and abundance. In fact, it has come to steal, kill and destroy (peace, connection, life, physical ability, families, etc.) (John 10:10). The fruit of it has brought chaos, confusion, isolation, death, fear, worry, anxiety, etc. I am deeply saddened by so many of my close friends who have had to bury their mothers or fathers prematurely in the season. I am heartbroken by the scores of grandparents who are coming under the spirit of suicide and acting on it. I am so burdened by the scores of parents coming under a hopeless spirit. I am angered that the long-term and/or permanent side effects are brain fog and chronic fatigue syndrome.
THIS IS A SPIRIT! You do not need to partner with it and come under it. You can REBUKE IT in the name of Jesus, who is above every name, including the name of the Big C. You can REBUKE the spirit of death knocking on your loved one’s door. You can REBUKE the word curses of it affecting your ability to think clearly because God did not give you a spirit of shrinking back but of power, love, and a CLEAR MIND. All the battles, war of words, and conviction about the best way to MANAGE this spirit are only strengthening it because we are fighting about the things in the natural when we need to be fighting this on the spiritual level. If a child has a nightmare, we want to comfort them, but we must also go back the next day and teach them their authority over the spirit that chased them out of their area of domain, robbed them of their peace, and stole our rest. The more we come under, coddle, and partner with this, the stronger it becomes.
Want to know the best way to leave our children unprotected and vulnerable? Have those in authority over them (parents, teachers, leaders, pastors) wage war against each other on their views on how to MANAGE this spirit; meanwhile, no one is dealing with it in the spiritual realm where we have the authority as believers. Want to know the best way to keep our children safe and protected? USE YOUR AUTHORITY IN YOUR OWN HOME! I fully understand it is attacking the natural body, and it comes with many unpleasant side effects on the body, but we are praying for physical healing, as if it is a broken bone or a cold. This is also a spiritual issue that requires AUTHORITY. Jesus says He has given us all authority to defeat the enemy, but we must put a verb in that gift of authority and use it. I had brain fog so bad I would look at my child and think, “I know you have a name, but I can’t remember it.” When I would stand, I wanted to sit; when I was sitting, I wanted to lie down, but every time I did, I felt worse. I finally took authority over it – not the sickness, the spirit – and within 30 minutes, it broke off of me completely. When someone speaks over you, “Brain fog and chronic fatigue are long-term or permanent side effects,” and the person partners with it, it is like agreeing with it. I do NOT agree with having my brain be so confused that I can’t even remember my child’s name. I rebuke that spirit in operation. I had a dear friend who got it and became very ill. Another friend had a dream and was told to “cast out the spirit called Big C.” The next day she went to my friend’s house, rebuked that spirit off of her, and she began to see immediate improvement. In the midst of my battle, I had a dream where I could see massive construction cranes putting together mighty bars of steel. I heard them clink together as metal hit metal. In my dream, I was aware that what I saw was actually on the cellular level inside my body. And then I heard the words, “The purpose of Big C is now complete (as the metal bars hit together).” In my dream, I was fighting because I didn’t want the purpose to be complete; given the spirit behind it. I was struggling deeply in the dream to fight against the stream. I then had another dream where God said, “If you would get up and walk, you will be healed.” For those of you who have had it have you noticed that when you lay around (which your body screams for), you feel worse, but if you get up and move, you actually feel better? I believe this is a strategy of the Lord while dealing with this attack on our bodies. GET UP AND WALK in the spiritual realm. Do not lie down, sit, be idle, and partner with the spirit behind this. We are not ‘sick’ and need ‘healing.’ We are under attack and need authority to rebuke it. Big C is a name, and every name shall bow to the name of Jesus. Are you declaring this over your home? Your children? Your body? Your aging parents? Your community? Your pastors?
This is the prayer written by my friend who had the dream. “Lord, I praise You for being the Life-Giver, Healer, Deliverer, and the One who carries supreme authority! Your Spirit dwells within me, and You have given me the authority on the earth and Your name to use that is above all names. I overcome by the blood of the Lamb and by the Word of my testimony” (Rev. 12:11). (Do not lay hands on someone when dealing with the enemy/spirits). “In the name of Jesus and His authority, I command the ‘spirit of Big C’ (add, if you are led – spirit of death) to be cast out of (_____) and never EVER to return! You must come out now, in Jesus’ name! (Mark 16:17). In the name of Jesus and His authority, I break every curse, spell, incantation, and assignment, including all immediate and lingering side effects attached to that spirit, and I render them null and void!” (Gal.3:13). Now that we have dealt with the bad, you can lay hands on the person and invite the good to come. The Bible instructs us always to pray for the person to be filled with the Holy Spirit afterward. “In Jesus’ Name and His authority, I loosen and release the Holy Spirit’s resurrection power in (_____) body to touch, heal, and bring new life to every cell, organ, and system that was affected and infected by the spirit of Big C (Rom. 8:11). I praise You and thank You, Jesus, for Your absolute and complete healing and deliverance right now in (_____) life. All glory be to our Holy King Jesus and His finished work on the Cross, who lives, reigns, and rules overall! I trust You completely because You love (_____) and are faithful to Your Word!”