Let's just start with what the Word of God says, so that you don't think I'm making this stuff up. All I'm doing is standing with faith like a child that the Word of God is true and this is a real thing, not justfigurative.
Psalms 18:29-42 (ASV)
29 For by thee I run upon a troop; And by my God do I leap over a wall. 30 As for God, his way is perfect: The word of Jehovah
is tried; He is a shield unto all them that take refuge in him. 31 For who is God, save Jehovah? And who is a rock,
besides our God, 32 The God that girdeth me with strength, And maketh my way perfect? 33 He maketh my feet like hinds' feet: And setteth me upon my high places. 34 He
teacheth my hands to war; So that mine arms do bend a bow of brass. 35 Thou hast also given me the shield of
thy salvation; And thy right hand hath holden me up, And thy gentleness hath made me great. 36 Thou hast enlarged my steps under me, And my feet have not slipped. 37 I will
pursue mine enemies, and overtake them; Neither will I turn again till they are consumed.
38 I will smite them through, so that they shall not be able to rise: They shall fall under my feet. 39 For thou hast girded
me with strength unto the battle: Thou hast subdued under me those that rose up against me. 40 Thou hast also made mine enemies turn their backs unto
me, That I might cut off them that hate me. 41 They cried, but there was none to save; Even unto Jehovah, but he answered them not. 42 Then did I beat them small as the dust before the wind; I did cast them out as the mire
of the streets.
Psalms 35:1-10 (KJV) – 1 Plead my cause, O LORD, with them that strive with me: fight against them
that fight against me. 2 Take hold of shield and buckler, and stand up for mine help. 3 Draw out also the spear,
and stop the way against them that persecute me: say unto my soul, I am thy salvation. 4 Let them be confounded and
put to shame that seek after my soul: let them be turned back and brought to confusion that devise my hurt. 5 Let
them be as chaff before the wind: and let the angel of the LORD chase them. 6 Let their way be dark and slippery: and let the angel of the LORD persecute
them. 7 For without cause have they hid for me their net in a pit, which without cause they have digged for my soul. 8 Let destruction come upon him at unawares;
and let his net that he hath hid catch himself: into that very destruction let him fall. 9 And my soul shall be joyful in the LORD: it shall rejoice in his salvation. 10 All my bones shall say,
LORD, who is like unto thee, which deliverest the poor from him that is too strong for him, yea, the poor and the needy from him that spoileth him?
Those who say that we only have the Sword of Spirit mentioned in Ephesians 6, need to note that here we see bows and spears and all kinds of offensive and defensive equipment and maneuvers – including calling up angels to help fight for you.
These verses indicate that God Himself will teach you to do war (that's what He did with me). He will defend you. He will hide you. He will confuse them and distract them and have them turn their back and then He will help you smash your enemies into itty-bitty
little pieces and grind them into the dirt! He will send them someplace from which they cannot come back. Go God! These are not figurative or theoretical shields or “hedges” - if satan can see them and has to respect them, they are very much real.
It should be clear that these are not “natural” or physical enemies – David is talking about things seeking his soul, not just his life.
Job 1:8-10 (KJV)
8 And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? 9 Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God
for nought? 10 Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased
in the land.
Satan could not violate that hedge. It wasn't a three foot tall wall of evergreens like we think of a “hedge” out in front of the house. This was a mighty spiritual wall that fully surrounded Job and all of
his house and his people. There were no cracks or seams or openings. This was a dome – more than a dome, this was a sphere. Fully compassed round about. More verses about that. We may think of a hedge as a little thing, or a shield as something you hold
on your arm that the enemy could get around – but in the spirit, these are spheres that fully surround in every way and leave no access for the enemy.
Psalms 5:11-12 (KJV)
– 11 But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee. 12 For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him
as with a shield.
Here are lots more, so that you know I'm not just using a couple to make my point.
2 Sam 22:3 (KJV)
– The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour; thou savest me from violence.
Sam 22:36 (KJV) – Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation: and thy gentleness hath made me great.
Psalms 3:3 (KJV)
– But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.
Psalms 7:10 (ASV) – My
shield is with God, Who saveth the upright in heart.
Psalms 18:2-3 (ASV) – 2 Jehovah is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer;
My God, my rock, in whom I will take refuge; My shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower. 3 I will call upon Jehovah, who is worthy to be praised: So shall I be saved from mine enemies.
Psalms 33:20-21 (KJV) – 20 Our soul waiteth for the LORD: he is our help and our shield. 21 For our heart shall rejoice in him, because we have trusted in his holy name.
Psalms 18:17-18 (ASV) – 17 He delivered me from my strong enemy, And from them that hated me; For they were too mighty for me. 18 They came upon me
in the day of my calamity; But Jehovah was my stay.
Psalms 28:6-8 (ASV) – 6 Blessed be Jehovah, Because he hath heard the voice
of my supplications. 7 Jehovah is my strength and my shield; My heart hath trusted in him, and I am helped: Therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; And with my song will I praise him. 8 Jehovah is their strength, And he is a stronghold of salvation to his anointed.
Psalms 84:8-12 (KJV) – 8 O LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer: give ear, O God of Jacob. Selah. 9 Behold, O God our shield, and look upon the face of
thine anointed. 10 For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness. 11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing
will he withhold from them that walk uprightly. 12 O LORD of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.
Psalms 89:15-18 (ASV) – 15
Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: They walk, O Jehovah, in the light of thy countenance. 16 In thy name do they rejoice all the day; And in thy righteousness are they exalted. 17 For thou art the glory of their strength; And in thy favor our
horn shall be exalted. 18 For our shield belongeth unto Jehovah; And our king to the Holy One of Israel.
Psalms 115:11 (KJV) – Ye
that fear the LORD, trust in the LORD: he is their help and their shield.
Psalms 119:114 (KJV) – Thou art my hiding place and
my shield: I hope in thy word.
Psalms 144:1-2 (KJV) – Blessed be the LORD my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my
fingers to fight: 2 My goodness, and my fortress; my high tower, and my deliverer; my shield, and he in whom I trust; who subdueth my people under me.
Prov 2:7-8 (ASV)
– 7 He layeth up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to them that walk in integrity; 8 That he may guard the paths of justice, And preserve the way of his saints.
Prov 30:5 (KJV) – Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.
Eph 6:11-18 (KJV)
– 11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world,
against spiritual wickedness in high places. 13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the
breastplate of righteousness; 15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the
sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: 18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
OK, boy, I really don't want to do this. I've resisted this and it's just about the last thing to write on this book, but I'm told I have to lay it all
out there, no matter how crazy it sounds, and I have to finish this today, so here goes.
Because we went through such a radical time of warfare and we were dealing with all kinds of stuff, we got REALLY motivated
to understand everything we could about shields! We knew that by anointing the furniture store, we were setting up a wall (or sphere), but as Discernment of Spirits increased, I started actually seeing the sphere – like a shiny, opaque, white dome over
the top (and under the ground). Sometimes someone would come into the shop and bring all kinds of nasty stuff in riding on them. And since they were invited to come in, we gave it legal ground to come in. There was no way around that. But we had to keep cleaning
out the inside of the shield all the time. Sometimes they would jump on us and we'd have to deal with that. (At the time, I can't say that we all had all of our doorways shut.) If you wanted to blast the sphere out, you could pick the stuff off individually
with the Sword, or just dialed your light up inside the sphere and find anything that was hiding. Or you could shockwave it with a big blast wave of the Holy Spirit by just taking everything in your cup and compressing it down real tight until it exploded
like a supernova. (Well, that's how He taught us anyway.)
We began to also make sure that we each had a good personal shield working. The Word says that if you bind it on earth it will be bound in heaven. I know
this is a little touchy, but the key to the spiritual realms and seeing what is happening in the “real” world is through the mind. That is, I asked the Lord for a personal shield and what I pictured in my mind was that it would be a perfectly round,
white bubble all around my body. Since that's what I asked for, that's what I got. That was “Personal Shield Version 1.0.” If you had two people with bubbles, when they got together, the bubbles would kind of pop together into one, like reverse
cell division or when you blow soap bubbles and two of them join together to make a big one. It kept the bad stuff out, so long as we didn't get too close to somebody – like hug them or shake hands – then their stuff would jump into our bubble.
That got old really fast. You can't minister to somebody like that!
So we asked the Lord for an upgrade. We didn't really understand that we had dictated the terms of the shield by our own preconceptions of what
it would do and look like. But the Lord was patient and walked us up through this progression to build our faith. As we learned more about the personal shields, that naturally influenced the shields we prayed up over the shop or homes or the city – or
vice versa. We prayed for a harder shell so that demons couldn't suck through into our shields from other people. That was Personal Shield 2.0. If they got near enough it either bound them onto the person or pushed the demons off until they got back outside
our shield. That worked better and we saw a lot of fruit from that. But we still had to be constantly maintaining our shields because the enemy would beat them down or crack them or sneak in somehow. Sometimes we would make an opening by disobedience or let
them in some other way. He says that He compasses the righteous round about, the “mostly righteous” have a mostly intact sphere! Which is like a submarine with screen doors.
We were constantly having
to defend the furniture store sphere because it was under attack all the time. I know that sounds crazy, but it's true. Lots of people can testify to it. There was just a constant flow of people needing help and lots of people getting saved and healed and
delivered and lots of talk about being one body – even some of the pastors in town that were helping and starting to get on board. The enemy REALLY didn't like it! At one point, when we were out on the sidewalk repenting and confessing for the city for
two days and nights in the summer heat (another long story there), we were getting spiritually pounded on and the people repenting couldn't really do warfare and repent before the throne at the same time. We had to have someone defending us, while we were
crying out to God. At one point the person that was supposed to be doing that got distracted, our sphere got penetrated and repentance stopped. (You can't repent in spirit and in truth unless God pours it out on you and that's ALWAYS what the enemy wants to
keep from happening.) Just then I got a cell phone call from a prophet I know from Jerusalem. He prayed for us and without asking or anything he prayed up a shield around us and asked the Lord to surround it with giant rings of Holy Spirit fire! Well, I had
never thought of that, but as soon as he prayed it, I could see the sphere and the fire rings! That was COOL! And that sphere lasted a
LOT longer than what we were doing before. Eventually the combined force against it got through, but
it lasted two or three times longer. So we started praying fire rings around the spheres. That was Personal Shield 2.5.
At one point I was still not satisfied that they required so much maintenance and really
felt like there should be SOME way to have a permanent shield. So I pestered God to tell me how to get a shield that wouldn't be able to be compromised. He showed me a picture of the Spirograph game/toy that I had as a kid. Basically they are these little
clear plastic gears and cogs that you put a pen through and they make intersecting arcs and spirals and make really complex, intersecting, overlapping flower shapes. The Lord showed me that picture and said, “Call up some fire angels and have them do
laps around your sphere like the Spirograph. Overlapping, interlocking, rings of fire that are constantly self-renewing and by the time the enemy gets through one, the angels will be coming back over that area to renew the fire ring.” COOL!! But isnt'
that kind of boring for the poor angels doing laps around me endlessly? Well, evidently not. They don't really seem to get impatient or bored.
So we started praying that and saw immediate results. No more stuff
getting into the spheres, unless we purposely let it in or go in too close a proximity to it. Self-renewing fire rings around the shop also ended the need for constant maintenance on that shield. Made a difference for the city, too. That was Personal Shield
Then at one point Lord just sort of whispered to me at one point and said, “You know it's just your brain that thinks shields that “compass round about” need to be a
spherical bubble.” Huh? I hadn't really thought through how I was binding that, but I did totally put God in a box and impose my own filter on it. “Lord, so, a shield could be a square or a star or irregular or anything?” Yep. “How
do the angels do laps at full speed around something that isn't round?” Don't worry about it. Physics don't work like that here. “So the shield could be skin tight, like spandex, so I can be close to
people without them being in my sphere?”
“GREAT!! Do it, Lord! Pretty please?”
So He did. We upgraded to skin tight shields with self-renewing fire rings. If something did get in, it was real easy to spot and feel because there was really nowhere to hide. You could just blast the sphere a teeny bit
and clean it out because it was so tight. But it was still possible for stuff to get in. That was Personal Shield 3.0.
During all of this we're also getting instruction and revelation about how to get personally
cleaned out. About the cups and the Jezebel and all the other strongholds. We're progressively getting each other more and more shiny by walking in righteousness, crucifying pieces of ourselves daily and pouring out all we have on the poor and the poor in
spirit. So it's all sort of interwoven in ways I can't explain. I'm not suggesting that you take this path or that God will do it this way with you. I'm, frankly, hoping that you just skip right over all the intermediate steps and ask Him for the best possible
shield right away. I'm just trying to show you how He built our faith and proved to us OVER and OVER that the shields work and that it's not Him that fails, it's us. When we were ready for an upgrade, He suggested to us that we ask and what to ask for. He
directed all of the steps in ways I can't even describe.
Anyway, about this time He puts us through a deep, gut-wrenching, tearful curriculum about witchcraft and manipulation and how VERY, VERY dangerous it is to be a person
with a prophetic calling and a big anointing (or just the average person made in the image of God) and then speak words that aren't from God. You can REALLY do a lot of damage and bind things that shouldn't be bound. At one point, my two little girls are fighting
at home on either side of a door, both tugging on the doorknob. I said, “Be careful, somebody is going to get hurt.” BAM!! Just like that one of them catches the doorknob in the eyeball! And the Lord says to me, “You did that.” Huh?!!
“Yep. You said someone WOULD get hurt, so they did. If you had said someone might get hurt you would have left my options open. But I'm going to honor the words of your mouth. You did that to your daughter.” OUCH!!
Then work one day, I'm walking one of the sisters to the front of the store as she's leaving to go get her kids from school. We're having a prayer meeting that night, so I say to her without thinking, “See you tonight.” She says, “No,
I have something with my Mom we've been planning for a long time.... Uh, wait .... Now I'm hearing I'm coming to the prayer meeting. But I was sure that God wanted me with my Mom.” “Huh?! Lord, what just happened?” I say.
He says, “Well you said that you would see her tonight so now you have to see her tonight.”
“NO, NO, NO!! That's just not going to fly!! I can't be doing that!! I can't be making other
people adjust their lives over an off-handed comment like that! If she was supposed to minister to her Mom and misses it because of this, it's my fault and all the blood of the missed opportunities is on my head! We can't be having this! I renounce that in
the Name of Jesus. She can do whatever the Lord wants her to do tonight!” So she got a confirmation that she was free and off she went to get her kids and see her Mom. (A whole lot of the stuff we learned you could ONLY learn around people that understood
the complete meaning of the word “ALL” and didn't take a step without God directing it. I really appreciate them for what they taught me about ALL.)
Do you see how dangerous this is?
I asked the Lord if I had been doing that a lot and He said yes. Were people doing it to me? Oh yeah, all the time. Well, that just stinks!! How can anybody have a ministry or accomplish anything or even walk with God if people around them are speaking curses
and it's sticking?! I had no idea that I was doing that! I wasn't doing it maliciously or intentionally, but just all kinds of things popped out of my mouth that I know were squirreling with things. We don't get that He will adjust His perfect will to us sometimes.
We're joint heirs and adopted sons, He'll give us stuff we want sometimes, even if it's bad for us! I saw the horrifying, big picture consequences for this kind of stuff if you project it out, realized that it was not pleasing to Him – and impossible
to accomplish all that He wants you to do – and I started begging and pleading God for an anti-witchcraft shield – incoming AND outgoing. I didn't want anybody binding me and I sure didn't want to bind anybody! Not just against witches and satanists,
but against my own family and friends and others Christians. I don't want ANYBODY speaking words that are going to bind me except God Himself! And I don't want to bind anybody either and keep them from walking in His perfect will. So the Lord granted an really
tough, really strong, hard shell, skin-tight, permanent fire rings, anti-witchcraft incoming and outgoing shield. That was Personal Shield Version. 4.0.
I was at a Sonic with a brother and he wanted to order his
favorite – the Super Sonic Extreme Tots with jalapenos and chili and cheese – but he didn't have any Pepsid or Tums or anything and it always gave him heartburn. I told him that when I fast six or seven days without food OR water, I usually end
the fast with a double cheeseburger with bacon, onion rings and a shake and I pray on it first and claim God's promises that we can drink deadly poison without it hurting us and it goes down just fine. So he order the Tots, prayed and didn't have any trouble
I think that sort of planted a seed because I started asking the Lord for another shield upgrade that would protect us even more. We had been fighting some internal physical problems as we continued to
get more cleaned out. The shields don't really do any good if you've got your own demons on you that you haven't dealt with! I asked the Lord if we could have an all the time internal and external shield. He said, “Yes.” But I gotta see it in the
Word, so He sent me to this:
Mark 16:17-18 (KJV) – 17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast
out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; 18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
I know that there are lots of times where the Bible refers to snakes or scorpions and they're talking about demons. We already had shields that allowed us to handle the “snakes” without them hurting us. We were ripping and tearing the
bad guys off of people all the time. But this says that even if you get deadly things inside of you they won't hurt you. So I took this as a confirmation that it's possible to have an internal and external permanent shield. So we asked the Lord for it and
said to just tilt my head back, open my mouth and believe in faith. And then He just smothered me with the Blood of Jesus inside and out. Just poured it in me until it was coming out my toenails and out every pore. Just saturated completely. Then two angels
showed up with flamethrower looking things and heated it up and baked it all down. The end result was that in the spirit, it looked like a solid silver, skin tight shield. Like the “Silver Surfer” in the Marvel comic books (or movie), or the bad
guy in Terminator 2. (This is the point at which normally I might apologize again for sounding crazy, but I just don't care anymore. Take it or leave it, that's what it looked like.)
And the shield works really
well. It doesn't mean you can't get sick or nothing can still get in, but it's a much better protection that we had before. That was Personal Shield Version 5.0. That was around August of 2006. It held for a long time without and problems and I had no indication
there was a better shield – or motivation to ask for one.
Just after Christmas of 2006, I was in Branson when God dropped this HUGE bombshell on me. Practically crippling. There are lots of times that He
has put me on my face crying like a baby, but this was almost more than I could bear. The same sister whom I had bound about going to her mothers had a good anti-witchcraft shield and neither of had been binding each other (or others for months). But all of
a sudden she has to drive to Branson to help me with something, but it makes no sense. What she says she's coming to do doesn't even need doing and I can't figure out what God is up to. But it's going to substantially inconvenience her and her three kids.
I'm on the phone with her about it and seeking the Lord and I don't know what else to do, so I release her from anything in anyway that I might have bound her to have to go to Branson. And she gets released! I get off the phone with her and start really seeking
God and pressing in for answers on this.
“Lord, is my anti-witchcraft shield still holding?”
“So how did I bind her? What was this about?”
“It's a lot deeper than that. You both want to be a part of something, so I'm honoring
the intentions of your heart. You want to be a team and build something for me.”
“HUH?! I didn't even SPEAK it and I'm binding stuff? I never even once thought that she needed
to go to Branson! Was it me or her?”
“HUH?! I don't get it.”
“I'm going to honor your prayers.”
Well, at this point I'm in the bathroom at the hotel on my face crying and groaning like crazy. He gives me the verse that says, “May the words
of my mouth and the meditations of my mind be acceptable to you, O Lord.” (Ps. 19:14) And that God judges even the intentions of our heart! (Gen. 6:5; Gen. 8:21; Hebrews 4:12)
“Are you KIDDING ME?!!
You're going to bind people based on things I'm praying for that are SUBCONSCIOUS?! I'm binding people in ways I don't even know I'm binding them even though I'm not even speaking or THINKING anything?! That's horrible!! I mean, I love You, that's really sweet
that you're granting the intentions of my heart and all, but I don't WANT THAT!! This is horrible!! You'll adjust Your perfect will to suit me because I want something I don't even know I want?”
“NO, NO, NO!! That's no good! If I look longingly at my secretary's cleavage without even knowing I did it, You might just grant the intention
of my heart and I'll have an affair?! NO! I have no idea what kind of consequences could result from all of this!! This could wreck everything!! How can we get anything done for You like this?!! This is horrible! How much of all of my life and ministry and
relationships is based on You answering the intentions of my heart instead of really being Your Perfect Will?”
“NO! NO!! NO!!! Oh God, I'm so sorry!!! That's not going to work at all!! I love You. It's really beautiful that you give us stuff we don't even know we want or need, but this has GOT to stop!! I don't want You to be constantly adjusting Your
perfect will to me – I want YOU to adjust ME to YOUR perfect will!! This is horrible! Do whatever you have to do and make this stop!”
“It's your birthright.”
“Well, I love You for it and it's really, REALLY pretty that You, the God of the Universe, would allow Your plans to be subverted to please me, even if it's bad for me and works counter to what You
want, but NO, NO, NO!! This is HORRIBLE! We've ALL been doing this to You in some way, haven't we Lord?!”
“Everybody but Jesus.”
you telling me that if He had even had an intention of His heart ANYWHERE deep down in there to call up 10,000 angels and get Him off the Cross, You would have answered it?! ANYTHING in Him ANYWHERE? He laid it ALL down, even that deep? He didn't even hold
anything subconscious back?!”
“OH, GOD!! OH, GOD!! I had NO idea He was THAT pure!! Oh, GOD!! How
is that even possible!?! I had NO idea!! Oh, Thank You, Jesus!! I had NO idea!! Oh, GOD! Bless Your Holy Name!! You're so Holy!! I had no idea!” (Like that with lots of blubbering for a long time. Just trying to be transparent here.)
“Lord, I know that no man can take this from me. I know it's my birthright. But I lay it down right now. Jesus laid it all down. He said that He only said and did what You told Him to. He totally submitted
to You on every possible level. He agreed to let You have Your way and not do anything that He wanted. He prayed that in the Garden with tears of blood! I agree Lord, I lay it down right now. Please, from now on, completely ignore ANY prayer I pray –
outloud, mentally or in the deepest intentions or desires of my heart!! Ignore ANYTHING coming from me that didn't originate with YOU. Please ignore everything from me from now on that isn't YOUR perfect, pleasing will! Don't even answer the phone when I call
unless it's YOU talking through me! I don't want anything of me to color any of this anymore. Please take everything in my life, every promise You've made me, all of me, my ministry, all of my stuff, my marriage, my kids, my friends – all of it and reboot
it to the way YOU wanted it all along!! Whatever it takes. Even unto my own salvation, that You would be glorified in every way and set this right. I'm sorry, LORD!! OH, GOD!! Do it NOW!! Whatever it costs!! I mean it! I'm so sorry!!”
(And more blubbering for quite a while until He told me to get up and stop crying.) But as I was praying, at one point He said to receive it and watch, and He started pouring into me and I saw the silver shield start turning into gold, starting at
my feet and working it's way up until I was totally gold all over, inside and out. I had no idea what that was at the time, but it wasn't over yet. Technically, He says that was Personal Shield Version 6.0.
That was December 30, 2006. What followed after that was three days of the worst brain-numbing, mind-pretzel
I've ever been through in my whole life. I've been through a lot in this walk with God – I've seen a lot –
a lot and had to work through all kinds of complex things, but NOTHING was like that! EVERYTHING around
me looked like it was completely unraveling. I had written Him a blank check and told Him to reboot
it all back to
the way He wanted it before the intentions of my heart squirreled it up. There is NO telling what that looked like!
I could be in the wrong city, the wrong marriage, the wrong ministry. Maybe I was supposed
to be dead by now.
Maybe somebody around me was supposed to be dead. Maybe I was supposed to be in jail. You can't possibly
get your head around how writing Him a blank check like that might throw your whole world into
until the pieces all get reset! Of course, it's not chaos to Him, but it sure can feel like it to us!
Relationships with EVERYBODY started flipping and convulsing. Plans that
I thought were firm were canceled then reaffirmed then canceled again.Best friends severing ties with me and dusting their feet off - literally! Others the Lord told me I couldn't contact anymore. I wasn't hearing Him the way I used to, there was just MASSIVE
static and flux everywhere. For someone that is used to being plugged into the Source all the time (and having peace that passes understanding most of the time), even a momentary signal disruption is distressing, but this was for DAYS while everything did
flip-flops in front of my eyes!! And I couldn't get anymore out of Him than, “Rest.” I didn't care a whit about the enemy or spiritual warfare, I understood that the biggest enemy to God's plans was ME!! I have a VERY high tolerance for change
and for brain pretzels, but at the end of this, I spent about 20 hours sleeping because I just had to shut down before my head exploded. I told everybody and everything to leave me alone and crawled up into a ball in His lap and slept for a day. When I woke
up, my shield as pure, spotless white. Not opaque, frosty white. PURE transparent white light. I have no idea how He did it, but those three days were like Jonah in the whale or Jesus in the tomb. At the end of it, something new came out.
He swept everything clean. All the way down to the foundation! I had my heartbeat, a van, a laptop and two little suitcases of clothes. That's it. Otherwise I had no idea what was going to be left. Then He started to put things back. This time I knew
that if He put it there, it was His perfect will and not mine. Since January 2, my walk has been radically different. Things just happen. Doors just open or close. If I talk too long on the phone, God hangs it up. If I try to check my email when He told me
not to, the computer crashes. I haven't seen anyone bind me or
me bind them in any way. I can't ask anybody for anything because I have to depend on Him completely. I havea freaky high Gift of Faith that is far beyond what I had before
(which I thought was a lot then). I don't understand it and I don't know the limits of it, but I know that I'm ABSOLUTELY confident that I'm in His perfect will and I'm not coloring it or nudging it one direction or the other. Last night I was on a phone call
that was about to run too long, so the fire alarm in the hotel went off! I said goodbye and hung up and the INSTANT I put the receiver down the alarm stops! The Lord sort of grinned at me and chuckled. Stuff like that is happening every day. Plus I'm hearing
Him really good and it's been VERY reliable. A lot more than before. I don't expect you to believe me, but I know what I know. This is about faith after all. If you believe your shield will hold, then it will hold. If you believe that the enemy will get you
and eat you, then he will get you and eat you.
I've seen other people pray the White Shield prayer, but it's not get to 100% coverage. And we're back to a submarine with screen doors. What good is a shield that blocks 93.5%
of the intentions of your heart from binding things? Might as well have not bothered. The problem is that they don't actually want to give it all up or don't actually believe that God could KEEP them from sinning. But the Bible is clear that His intentions
and desire is to have people that have such a heart for Him that they will willingly subvert ALL of their will to His and let HIM keep them from sinning. Read Deuteronomy 5:29 – Oh, that there were such a heart in SOMEONE that they would let me write
my law on their hearts and keep them from sinning that it might go well with them and their descendants forever! He's desperate for somebody to be like Jesus and push ALL their chips – even the subconscious ones – out onto the table and bet it
all on God, all the time, every day. That was Personal Shield Version 7.0 and He says that's as good as it gets. Go figure.
That's all I know. If you can and He says you're read, pray for the White Shield. But
be ready for your whole life to be rebooted. There's really no telling how much of everything that you've built was YOU.
Personal Shield Upgrade Path
2.0 Hard Shell Bubbles
2.5 Fire Rings
2.75 Permanent Self-Renewing Fire Rings
3.0 Skin Tight
5.0 Silver Internal/External
7.0 White Anti-Intentions of the Heart
Territorial, Regional and City Shields
Word is clear that the Lord SEEKS people that will spiritually defend the ground and His people. He will always try raise up someone that will be instant in season and out of season with a correction or a reproof – so that God's people might grow up
and be mature. He is actively seeking people to lay everything down if necessary and stand in the gap to defend the cities (and children and homes and nations).
Ezek 13:4-5 (KJV)
– 4 O Israel, thy prophets are like the foxes in the deserts. 5 Ye have not gone up into the gaps, neither made up the hedge for the house of Israel to stand in the battle in the day of the LORD.
Ezek 22:29-31 (KJV) – 29 The people of the land have used oppression, and exercised robbery, and have vexed the poor and needy: yea, they have oppressed the stranger wrongfully. 30 And
I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none. 31 Therefore have I poured out mine indignation upon
them; I have consumed them with the fire of my wrath: their own way have I recompensed upon their heads, saith the Lord GOD.
Here He is clear that even ONE MAN would have kept Him from
having to pour out His indignation on the city and the nation. If ANYBODY had put Him first and believed in faith that God would be their rear guard, there's no telling how it might have been different. I believe God is finally raising up those people to save
this generation. People that understand that SOMEBODY has to stand in the gap or we're all toast. “Saved” or not, if you're not standing in the gap or helping rebuild the wall, then you're not obeying Him. Odds are good that you're a friend of
the world and not really as “saved” as you think you are.
You need to keep your own house, business, cars, etc. fully armored up. That means get it cleaned out, anoint it, ask the Lord to put up a
shield and station angels round about and keep the sphere cleaned out. If something comes in, you need to be sensitive enough to the Spirit and to the environment (and the people in it) that you know something is wrong and you seek God about what to do about
I'm not going to deal with city, regional or national shields here. If you're qualified to do anything of that scale, then you're capable of having Him explain it to you Himself.
(But If you're not walking in holiness, your prayers are probably bouncing off of brass. The enemy will try to get you to launch off on some critically important quest to save the world. Just make sure it's God and don't make it about YOU. If you have a Red
Dragon, you're probably off track and don't even know it – and probably can't be convinced of it. See Appendix B.)
Kings 6:13-23 (KJV) – 13 And he said, Go and spy where he is, that I may send and fetch him. And it was told him, saying, Behold, he is in Dothan. 14 Therefore sent he thither horses, and chariots, and a great
host: and they came by night, and compassed the city about. 15 And when the servant of the man of God was risen early, and gone forth, behold, an host compassed the city both with horses and chariots. And his servant said unto him, Alas, my master! how shall
we do? 16 And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them. 17 And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man;
he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha. 18 And when they came down to him, Elisha prayed unto the LORD, and said, Smite this people, I pray thee, with blindness. And he smote them with blindness according
to the word of Elisha. 19 And Elisha said unto them, This is not the way, neither is this the city: follow me, and I will bring you to the man whom ye seek. But he led them to Samaria. 20 And it came to pass, when they were come into Samaria, that Elisha said,
LORD, open the eyes of these men, that they may see. And the LORD opened their eyes, and they saw; and, behold, they were in the midst of Samaria. 21 And the king of Israel said unto Elisha, when he saw them, My father, shall I smite them? shall I smite them?
22 And he answered, Thou shalt not smite them: wouldest thou smite those whom thou hast taken captive with thy sword and with thy bow? set bread and water before them, that they may eat and drink, and go to their master. 23 And he prepared great provision
for them: and when they had eaten and drunk, he sent them away, and they went to their master. So the bands of Syria came no more into the land of Israel.
That's one of my favorite passages! We get
to see how Elisha sees in the spirit, how he imparts that gift to his servant (by intercession), how he prays specifically against the enemy, how he marches out in faith to meet them believing God answered his prayer, we get to see how easy it is for God to
blind His enemies, then we get to see mercy in the handling of them. And victory because they leave Israel alone after that! Here we see a great example of a “Cloak” in process. Elisha is right there in front of them, but the Lord blinds them.
I've seen that happen personally. I've been standing in front of someone for an hour and they never saw me at all.
Richard Wurmbrand was the founder of Voice of the Martyrs and was imprisoned
and tortured repeatedly over the course of decades in Russia for smuggling Bibles and for preaching the Gospel. He tells stories that he used to drive a car across the border with a special hidden compartment under the trunk to smuggle two or three Bibles
at a time. God told him to fill the trunk and trust Him. So He did and the guards eyes were blinded. Then he would fill the whole back seat as well. The guards would say, “What are you coming in for?” He would say, “I'm smuggling Bibles.”
And they would laugh and laugh at his funny joke and wave him through! THAT is a Cloak! Christians in countries undergoing lots of persecution absolutely stand in faith and depend on that God can hide them from the eyes of the enemy. I could give you LOTS
of stories. Do a Google search for Richard Wurmbrand and read some of his books. Or go to www.VoiceOfTheMartyrs.com
Psalms 91:1-7 (KJV) – 1
He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. 2 I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. 3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from
the noisome pestilence. 4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. 5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; 6 Nor for the pestilence
that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday. 7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.
119:114 (KJV) – Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word.
Psalms 17:8-9 (KJV) – 8
Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings, 9 From the wicked that oppress me, from my deadly enemies, who compass me about.
Psalms 27:4-5 (KJV)
– 5 For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.
Psalms 31:20-24 (Amplified)
– 20 In the secret place of Your presence You hide them from the plots of men; You keep them secretly in Your pavilion from the strife of tongues. 21 Blessed be the Lord! For He has shown me His marvelous loving favor when I was beset
as in a besieged city. 22 As for me, I said in my haste and alarm, I am cut off from before Your eyes. But You heard the voice of my supplications when I cried to You for aid. 23 O love the Lord, all you His saints! The Lord preserves the faithful, and plentifully
pays back him who deals haughtily. 24 Be strong and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for and hope for and expect the Lord!
Psalms 64:1-2 (KJV)
– 1 Hear my voice, O God, in my prayer: preserve my life from fear of the enemy. 2 Hide me from the secret counsel of the wicked; from the insurrection of the workers of iniquity:
Psalms 143:8-12 (KJV) - Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee. 9 Deliver me, O
LORD, from mine enemies: I flee unto thee to hide me. 10 Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness. 11 Quicken me, O LORD, for thy name's sake: for thy righteousness' sake bring my soul out of trouble.
12 And of thy mercy cut off mine enemies, and destroy all them that afflict my soul: for I am thy servant.
Some people see it as a regular sphere that just goes invisible. Some see the Lord
or angels hiding them under giant wings. Some see a “pavilion” or tent over them that hides everything from the eyes of the enemy.
Personally, I see an actual “cloak” of invisibility, because I read the Lord of the
Rings as a kid (and far too many comic books – can you tell?). One of the girls read the verse about hiding a light under a bushel, so she saw the Lord putting a big basket over her to hide her. One of them would spiritually put on a jet black scuba
suit. What you see in the Spirit is mostly affected by the “spin” or constraints you put on it yourself based on your conceptions or presuppositions or comfort zone. The effect in the spiritual realms is the same. A cloak hides you from the enemy
when God wants it to. It's not your power or the strength of your brain. It's your faith that matters.
I can't find ANY Biblical references where the enemy makes someone blind or puts a spirit of stupor or sleep
on anybody. Every time that it's referenced, it's always God that does it. His is the Power and the Glory, forever.
Exodus 4:11 (KJV) – And the LORD said
unto him, Who hath made man's mouth? or who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? have not I the LORD?
Psalms 146:8 (ASV) – Jehovah
openeth the eyes of the blind; Jehovah raiseth up them that are bowed down; Jehovah loveth the righteous; And it doesn't matter where you hide or if the enemy tries to cloak it, God can see through it. That's why cloaks on the enemy
or on witches or warlocks don't do any good at all when the God wants you to see what's going on. They have no defense against us, but our God is a great defense against them!
Jeremiah 23:24 (KJV)
- Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the LORD. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the LORD.
Nobody can hide from God? Where will you go
that He can't see you? Where can you sin that He won't catch you? If you get under the table, can you cheat on a fast and Him not notice? If you put your hand over the cookie, will He not see it? If He tells you to do something and you do 90% of it, you think
that's good enough? The opposite of “cloaked” would be to go in fully “dialed up” – 300 foot tall, flares going off, swords flashing, armor shiny. It took 15 minutes for the pastor of one congregation to physically throw me out.
I was just standing there praying (but dialed up high) and he said, “I don't know who you are, but you've got to go right now.” Wow!!
Empty-White-Space-Filler Personal Story
Sometimes the Lord will have me cloak up, drive somewhere, smash some stuff in the spirit, then cloak back up and go to wherever He really wanted me to be, but the enemy is still looking for my signature
somewhere else. Misdirection and misinformation can be an offensive weapon. The Lord says He will have them turn their back so you can smash them to bits! :-)
I knew I was headed to Houston for several weeks,
but He wouldn't even let me say it out loud or look at a map or call ahead or anything. I really needed a confirmation and the Lord said I could call my young friend Elijah who hears REALLY well. I called and asked Elijah if he knew where I was going on this
He said, “Yeah, but I can't tell you. He won't let me say it out loud.” HA! Cute, Lord. OK, well that's a confirmation right there, but now we're in a fine pickle. “So, Elijah, how am I
going to get a confirmation if you can't speak it and I can't speak it?”
He says, “Well, I heard to just pray.” OK, so we pray and the Holy Spirit is SCREAMING “Houston! Houston! Houston!”
in my ear.
So I say to Elijah, “Brother, can you confirm that the thing being shouted at me in my ear is where I'm supposed to go?”
“Yep! I can
Ok, that probably sounds totally goofy to most folks and there are probably all kinds of logic problems with that, I know, but Elijah and I have been walking together for awhile now and I
know He hears really good and God has confirmed it and built my trust in Elijah over and over. In fact, I'd be really hard pressed to find any time he didn't hear right. And he is very squeaky clean and Red Dragon free.
In Waco, Texas, the Lord had me tell EVERYONE I was going to College Station. I mean everybody, even people in gas stations. Then I drove to College Station making as much “noise” as possible. Smashing things, claiming the ground, praying
and singing all the way. In College Station the Lord directs me directly the Baptist Student Union at Texas A&M (which is a natural place for me to go find people to pray with). I'm sitting in front
of it and He has me put a big, opaque
shield up around the whole building and parking lot and shockwave it and make sure it was fully cleaned out and filled full of Jesus. Then cloak the van up extra good, turn off the radio, stop praying, (even mentally!), drive to Houston in complete silence
and don't call anybody until He told me to. When I got to Houston a couple of silent hours later, the enemy had no idea I was there. I pulled off the
highway where the Lord told me, called the one guy I knew of in Houston. He knew I was
coming and had a room ready for me – and his house was just a couple of miles from the exit where the Lord had told me to stop!
you need to understand that I have this kind of “tough love” deliverance strategy. If you're an alcoholic but you won't admit it until you hit rock bottom and you're eating out of a dumpster and sleeping in the gutter, then let's just drive you
down there right now. God says He will never let it go beyond what you can handle, so let's just load it up and see what it takes to break you. Whatever it takes to put you on your knees the soonest is fine with me. I want you begging for God and having nowhere
else to go. So if I pull stuff off of you and it comes back seven times worse, if you're one of His, then He'll get you through it and it was all part of the plan. Whatever it takes to get you begging for Jesus and make you a broken and contrite vessel useful
for His purposes. I've seen Christian Jesus-loving people delivered that were beating their wife and back on crack and cursing me and God forty-eight hours later! But it's all part of the plan. So I'm going to urge them to keep the doors shut, but if they're
not ready to, then that too, was part of His big master plan. I've delivered Pride off of annoying pastors that are now completely insufferable. I don't worry about accidentally delivering someone that should be, because I'm not rebuking anything “in
the name of Doug” - it's His authority and His Spirit in me, so if He doesn't want something off, it won't budge anyway. And I've seen that, too. He may say to leave them alone.
Sometimes the Lord has had
us stand in front of the convenience store and deliver everybody coming and going of anything we saw. Maybe they'll get free long enough to make a decision for Christ, Maybe they'll just decide that was their LAST cigarette. Maybe they'll get meaner and nastier
and more depraved until they end up in jail and find Jesus. Maybe they'll stop using their body to get what they want and put some decent clothes on. Maybe the broken soul tie will finally free them from that abusing boyfriend. They didn't know we did it and
I don't care. It's not about me anyway. If they get worse, He'll get them through. If they get better, He'll get the glory. Now these below are just my opinion, you understand, maybe it's just because God didn't teach it to me this way. Maybe it's because
I have a point, so just in case, you might want to try to have an open mind. I don't mean to deny the good work that's being done and the people that are getting free, but truthfully, there aren't many. We don't have many deliverance ministries and a LOT of
the ones we do have are totally operating from a man-made instruction manual. If you're a deliverance ministry that totally agrees with me on this stuff, I'd like to meet you! If you're a deliverance ministry that wants to try to raise the bar, if we can help,
we'd be glad to, even if that means giving you everything we have. I don't care who is the most dangerous to satan, so long as SOMEBODY starts pushing back the darkness a whole lot faster than what seems to be happening now!
There are lots of deliverance ministries that will have you fill out a questionnaire ahead of time so that they can tell by your own self-revelation what
demons are messing with you. OK, I have a Psychology degree and anybody with any sense at all should be able to tell you that if you let someone with lying spirits SELFDIAGNOSE you're not going to get any usable information! Give me a break! And they are ALL
lying spirits! That's what they DO – all the time. I don't know who started this method of demonic identification, but I'm pretty sure some demon whispered it in somebody's ear and it took root.
you exactly what will happen. If you haven't bound up everything on them ahead of time, they will let you get a bead on SOMETHING so that you will feel like you accomplished something – maybe a fear or a seduction or a lethargy. The lying spirits will
use the “Sacrificial Lamb” strategy to give you something, but it won't be anything really big and really deep and it won't be something that is likely that they will be able to keep the doors shut well enough that the enemy will permanently lose
Are you getting this? Why would you have someone with a demon tell you what demons they have – and you're just going to believe them? This is a war! The enemy is sneaky! If you're not hearing
God really well – and preferrably SEEING the bad guys for yourself – then you're just going to have to take the word of the person that you KNOW needs deliverance. Can you see the problem there? If you can't walk up to a person that you've never
met, never spoken with and know nothing about and immediately diagnose the things on them and start getting them off, then you're not really ready for war. Pray hard and ask the Lord for a LOT more discernment and to hear His voice a lot better. I'm not trying
to be harsh and I don't mean to belittle the success and effort of all the folks that are trying hard – I'm just trying to raise the bar and tell you that Jesus NEVER had someone fill out a questionnaire! And neither should we if we want to be like Him.
Ask to see through the eyes of Jesus, not through the eyes of a 50 question survey.
Demons Need To Manifest So We Know This Is Working
This is a crutch for people that don't see the demons well enough to identify them and shred them without them having to show themselves. You understand, this is basically like the questionnaire. You have to expect them to honestly self-reveal. I
don't think you understand that these are MASTERS of deception and camouflage and subterfuge! Read the Demonic Strategies section again. They will flare up and then duck and you'll think you accomplished something, but they may just be ducking and giggling
at you. They love a big show, they like to perform. I think they get raises or promotions based on their lying and performance ability. Which means they are LOOKING for a chance to make a big show – and maybe spread more lies or do some damage physically.
During the warm-up worship time for a missions conference, I met a young girl here in Kansas City that was a part of a big Spirit-filled ministry (that things they're the hottest thing going). I offered to help her get free
of the stuff messing with her and clogging up her pipeline. So I started naming stuff and she agreed with it all. In fact, the folks at the ministry had already identified and diagnosed most of the same ones that I had, but they had told her that they were
going to leave them there until she was strong enough to keep the doors shut. HUH?! You DO NOT play footsies with demons!! Did Jesus EVER say that to someone?! Do you trust God or don't you?!
I asked her if she
wanted to be free nd trusted that God would get her through, even if it got worse for awhile. She said that she did and she wanted them off. So I offered to pull them off. She said, “Don't I have to run around the room screaming or spit up or something?
You can do it right here?” Sure. No biggie. So I start ripping stuff off very quietly. No waving or coughing or screaming, just praying quietly in the Spirit as I took my Sword and cleaned her off. And wouldn't you know it, it took about ONE minute for
the religious spirits in the place to wig out and come try to stop me. Her “mentor” says, “You don't really believe you're doing anything do you? You're not delivering her of anything! You need to ask us before you talk to our people.”
Oh, OK. Well, if it ain't working and I'm not dangerous, then why did it take ONE minute for the enemy to send somebody over to stop me from doing whatever I was doing that wasn't really doing anything anyway? Well I just went ahead and finished anyway. And
then ripped some stuff off of him for good measure.
Please hear me. It doesn't have to be a big show. Sometimes they'll cough or have physical pain or shake. They will probably cry. But you don't have to yell
at demons and wave your hands and shake your big King James at them. Our battle is not against flesh and blood and our battle is not WITH our own flesh and blood either! Get it? This war is happening in the spiritual realms. So take the battle there and thrash
them. Don't let them rip her clothes and make a big fuss and embarrass her and curse through her and stuff. I've never seen ANY of that stuff happen in any deliverance I've done. Why? Because I have a reputation that if you don't shut up and hop off when I
tell you to then I'm going to torture you mercilessly and grin while I hear you snap and pop. I am not kidding. I've felt them squish. I've heard them scream when I snapped them in half – right before I threw them into the Abyss from which they are not
getting out. I asked the Lord for a branding iron of the Holy Spirit that said, “LIBERTY” on it, just so everybody in the Abyss would know where they came from. I've had people get delivered of stuff just sitting next to me. They don't like me
and they want to get away from me or make me go away if they can. Jesus didn't fight with them for hours. He said, “Go” – and they went. Why? It's simple - fear.
eight year old daughter wouldn't get anywhere near me when I first came in the door to stay with them. She would hide behind the sofa or behind her mom. She had always been shy, but it was unusual even to them for her to be this scared. They put her to bed
and she couldn't sleep and was having terrible fears, so they brought her into the living room and prayed for her. I don't recall laying hands on her or getting anywhere near her, but I reached out with the hand of the Holy Spirit and ripped the Fear off of
her and covered it in the Blood. Now she's not shy anymore. At ALL. Like not at all. Like weirdly not all. And now they realize that that Fear had just been dialed down and masquerading as a personality type, but it was really a Fear and it was entrenched
and she was going to grow up with it and it would probably wreck her. Mom had been on antidepressants and anti-anxiety meds for a long time. Mom is off all her meds now and free of her migraines.
This isn't about
me. I want more than anything to see tens of thousands of people that are twenty times more scary to the bad guys than I am. This is a WAR!!! Shred them with prejudice and if you're not seeing them well enough, find somebody that does and ask them to share
– or pester God until He lets you see them better. Then believe in faith that your weapons and shields are mighty and wreck them. If you can't really get into this, then God will send junkies and prostitutes and cutters and anorexics that were tortured
for years by the demons and they will be MORE than happy to see them and squish them in the meanest, most painful possible ways.
If you think I'm just talking tough or bluffing, and you can't hear God well enough
to ask Him if I'm lying and get a straight answer, then come see me – if the stuff on you will let you get close enough. I'm used to being in a room for a matter of minutes before somebody starts getting twitchy. I usually send folks a warning before
I stay at their house because if there is anything hiding, it's going to surface and I'm going to find it and squish it.
Talking to the Demons
There have been a handful of occasions where I needed to find out who I was dealing with. Jesus did talk to the demon Legion. So I'm not saying that it's wrong to ask their name or talk to them. But I'm
not going to have conversations with them! They're liars!! We have theology and methodology about how to handle demons based on what people were told by demons!
Dude!! I don't care to take names!
I'm don't give a flying fig if they're unhappy or what they want or what they have to say. I'm here to crush them into powder and making them STOP torturing my brothers and sisters!
People say that if we have
them identify themselves as they're leaving by speaking through the mouth of the person, that it builds their faith and they'll be better able to keep the doors shut. That's ASSUMING that the demon that is leaving is telling the truth about what he's doing
there, and that you actually got him all the way off. I find that it builds their faith and is a lot less traumatic if you just tell the person ahead of time what all their demons are, what they are whispering, where they are attached and what organic damage
they've been doing. If you can walk up to a stranger and read them down a list of what's messing with them and what the voices that they think are their own have been saying, it will flatten them. They start crying and beg for you to get them off.
So you slice them off in one pass, seal it over, fill their cup and teach them how to keep it full. And you're done. Piece of cake. Why do we have to wrestle with them for hours and hours and yell at stuff? Nobody told me
it had to happen that way, so I just assumed it didn't and let God teach me – and He taught me the fastest, most caring, most gentle way to do it. Which is what you would expect if the Holy Spirit was in charge. But behind the scenes, there is this seething
wrath of God that is doing horrific damage – which is also a component of His nature. We can't understand the limits of either – the wrath or the love of God. Just know that He's REALLY not happy with the demons that have been torturing His children
for thousands of years and it's time to stock up the Abyss.
Would you do deep deliverance on someone over coffee at Perkins or in front of the convenience store? I have. Bunches of times. Was I worried about them
making a big show and her head spinning and throwing up and cursing coming out of her. Not in the least. Because I refuse to put up with that kind of showboating.
Leave Them There Until A Person Can Keep
the Doors Shut
OK, if this was a war, can you explain exactly how that strategy makes sense? You have a saboteur on your nuclear submarine and you leave them there why? For what purpose?
To catch them in the act? Hoping they repent and reform? As a spiritual strategy this is nonsense. This is God Almighty we're talking about and His weapons are more than enough for any enemy. You must not believe that He is big enough to help you get through.
You must believe that if things aren't comfy and normal that is bad. That's just humanism. You want to be happy and content and for things to be peaceful, so it's better to leave the demons that you know instead of risking that a person might get worse. In
the meantime, you've got a person that you KNOW needs deliverance in your congregation or assembly doing who knows how much damage?! When you identify the enemy and the Lord pulls the trigger, you CRUSH them! You do NOT play footsies with the enemy of your
soul. What do you think “compromise” means?
Follow The Formula (Pray Just Like This)
when are we going to learn that man-made solutions aren't working? When are we going to get people that are led by the Holy Spirit and obey ALL the way? You can't write a “program” for handling spiritual things. I have never had two deliverance
situations that were identical or that I thought I could whip out the same checklist and apply it to the next person. For one thing, that takes too long. For another, it doesn't show extravagant personal attention and love to the individual. Yes, there are
some things that I use, like the Cup Model diagram to show them the need to get cleaned out, but from there it's entirely personalized and on the fly. I'm sure glad that when we go the Father for help, He doesn't run us through 100 point checklist to identify
our need. He just KNOWS and then He custom tailors a solution to our faith, our willingness, our education level, our comfort zone and our strength at that particularly moment – all of which He knows better than we do! Please, be like Jesus. Show extravagant
attention to the individual and customize to their needs – and the only way you can do that is to hear His voice reall well and obey all the time.
P.S. - If you just read a standardized prayer every morning
covering every possible variant and possibility of any way enemy that might come against you all you're doing is reinforcing all the ways the enemy can get you!
I Need Jesus Prayer
Almighty God, I know this stuff is real. I know they're messing with me and I know I've never been able really keep them off. I believe that You are real and that You sent Your Son,
Jesus to die for my sins. I believe that He was crucified and rose again and paid the penalty for my sins. I know that He has already taken on and beaten all of the demons. I don't want to fight them in my own power anymore. I want Jesus to be Lord and Master
of my life. I don't want it a little bit, I want it ALL the way. Please come in and scrub me clean and take charge in every way. Please fill me so full of the Holy Spirit that nothing else can fit anymore and teach me how to stay full all the time. Please
rip and tear and shred any demons that are messing with me and get them out and help me keep them out from now on. Please shield me all around and be God to me in whatever way You want to be God to me. I'm sorry it took me so long to acknowledge You. I don't
want any other gods, just You. Show me people that will help me walk this out and are true to You. Thank You, Jesus. I know that I am Yours and You are mine. Help me hear Your voice real good all the time. I ask that You would cover me completely in the Blood
of Jesus and set a shield all around me. In the mighty Name of Jesus Christ, my Lord. Amen.
Father, I thank You for all of those that You have given
to me to minister to. Please let me be a blessing. Please equip me in every way to have all that I need to do as much damage to the bad guys as possible. I'm sorry I haven't been as dangerous as I could have been up to now. Please help me redeem all the missed
opportunities – not for my sake, but for Your glory. I want to help get Your Bride pure and spotless without blemish or wrinkle. Start with me, Lord. Scrub me down and clean me out. Then show me how to help my Brothers and Sisters. I love You, Lord.
I trust You. Have Your way with me, even if it hurts. Turn up the refining fire and get this turkey finished cooking. And when I bang on the glass and ask you to turn it down, ignore me completely. Have Your way. Show me anything that stands between me and
You, so that I can repent – then help me repent. I love You, Lord. In the mighty Name of Jesus Christ, my Lord. Amen.
Jesus, this book is not by me, it's by you. Please forgive me for anything here that isn't pure or directly from You. I take responsibility for it, but please let it fall harmless to the ground, if possible. For those that ventured through this book in search
of Truth and Wisdom and something that would make them more dangerous to the enemy and useful for Your kingdom, I just ask that You would bless them now mightily in whatever way You think best. If there is any good thing that I have, Lord, I ask that You would
facilitate the transfer and give it to them right now. That they would have more discernment of spirits, more word of wisdom and knowledge, more faith, more love, more patience, more prophecy, more boldness, and whatever authority I have. The Body is welcome
to anything I have. Please get it to whoever needs it, Lord. But no stones, Lord, just bread. In the might Name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
I love you all and I'm not going to stop. Doug Perry, servant
Parts Left Over After We Put the Bicycle Together
The 2 Peter 1 Ladder and the corresponding “Ports”
AM Faith <-- --> Witchcraft/Control
I AM Virtue <-- --> Tongue Ports – lying, cursing, gossip, dissension (James 3)
I AM Knowledge <--
--> Red Dragon (Hosea 4:6)
I AM Self-control <-- --> Lust
I AM Perseverance <-- --> Wings + Double-mindedness
I AM Godliness <-- --> Pride
I AM Brotherly Kindness <-- -->Psyphon
I AM Love <-- --> Jezebel (anti-christ)
After Jezebel replacement, then fill all ports with Godly replacement. Screw in all the white light bulbs. :-)
Hope <-- --> Despair / Loneliness
Love <-- -->Jezebel
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