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  • Writer's picture MaryEllen McCloud

Spiritual Warfare 301

Today’s teaching is for those that walk in a Healing and Deliverance Anointing and are experienced in this area. First, I want to address what I think is a common misunderstanding and belief. Some people believe you either have a Healing Anointing or a Deliverance Anointing but you may not necessarily have both. I will state this to be False! It is true that not every situation in deliverance will need healing and not every healing situation will need deliverance, but for the 90% of what you will encounter, both are required. Ignoring one aspect of the solution will yield less than adequate results. And I stand firm that when the Anointing is given, God hands out both at the same time. I have known many people who only want to walk in one or the other anointing, which I feel is like tying your hand behind your back while you hop on one leg. If a demon attaches to a soul wound and you simply remove the demon without healing the wound, then more demons will return. You can be assured of that. I have also found that when you remove a demon that has the rights to be there then the enemy will just send a more powerful demon in its place. You may be in battle for longer than you hoped, to no avail.

Matthew 12:41-4541 The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here.42 The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.43 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none.44 Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished.45 Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.

Here, Jesus is stating that when the person is delivered of a demonic spirit, the enemy will come back with more demonic spirits if that gateway is not dealt with and closed. Here in this example, Jesus is stating the gateway is sin. It does not matter if I have full authority to remove a demon from someone, if that person has not done their part (this will vary slightly depending on root cause), and wounds are not dealt with that are giving the demon authority, all that I do is worthless and even more harmful to that person. I also want to shatter the myth that there are different healing anointings per aliment. Your Healing Anointing will work on any physical or emotional illness/problem that a person suffers from. The difference in your success is your level of faith for that issue to be healed; the person’s level of faith that they will be healed; and you not having any demonic issues in common with the person. For instance, if the person’s root issue is bitterness and you happen to be bitter as well about something, then you both have the same spirit affecting in common. You will need to go deal with your own issues before you can help this person. Likewise, they will have to face and deal with their own bitterness for the demonic spirit to lose its rights to be there.

In Mark 5:7, Jesus comes along a man that was living among the tombs. And no one could bind him anymore, not even with a chain. 7 and screaming with a loud voice, he said, “What business do we have in common with each other, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I implore you by God [swear to me], do not torment me!”

Notice “In Common.” Jesus was without sin or soul wounds and therefore, had no demonic spirits in common with the man at the tombs. We have to be diligent to work on our own wounds and sins so that we have nothing in common when it comes time to help someone. I have taken quick inventory many times when I was helping someone to make sure that I had nothing blocking my ability to help them.

~When the Battle Goes On and On~

Okay, so let me walk you through a Healing and Deliverance scenario. Someone contacts you with intense pain in the legs and hips. They tell you that it started right after they were offended by two people. (yes, this person is someone who has been taught a few things by me already, so they are in-tune and aware of cause and effect). When you go into the spirit realm to look at what is going on, you should be able to tell the root cause, whether natural or demonic. This may take some time to learn, as well to grow in your prophetic abilities to hear the Holy Spirit. Don’t just go by what the person says because the root may not be what they are thinking that it is. For example, her recent offense may not be the root. The Holy Spirit will guide you. If you see demons (and if this is a natural issue (ie, aging), you will not), notice what type and their sizes. One thing God taught me long ago was that if the demon was my height or smaller, the root issue was not something that the person did directly such as sinning. Someone could have sinned against them causing a soul wound that did not get healed or a generational assignment that expanded to this person. The stronger the demon and taller in height, the more the person, in some aspect, had to do with the problem, coming to be, through their own actions. What we allow in our life has more power over us.

Now the goal here is to heal the soul wounds; close gateways; remove the demons; and receive physical/emotional healing. Since I am seeking all at the same time, I am not as concerned with order. If I was not doing all at the same time, I would work on healing the soul wounds first (emotional/trauma wounds). Once that wound is healed, the demons leave automatically anyway because they no longer have that wound to attach to.

What I want you to do, while you are in the spirit realm, is to look in the shadows for dark figures. You will see FOUR together watching the battle. These are the Fallen Angels aka the Generals of this battle. Remember, that demons and fallen angels are not the same thing. Remove these Fallen Angels and the battle is over right away. The demons will not stay if the Fallen Angels have left. You do not need to know the fallen angels names or anything else about them. It is irrelevant to what you are doing here. My only concern is making sure I have full authority and that is all you should be concerned with as well. Too many deliverance ministries over complicate the process by wanting to know more than what is needed about the enemy. You are not alone in this and all of Heaven is already your resource.

So how to go about removing them? The only thing I have ever needed to do was shine light in their direction. My choice is always a Light Rod that I shove into the ground. Once the fallen angels are exposed via the Light, they leave. I will warn here about doing spiritual warfare directly to these fallen angels by chasing them or trying to engage them further. You may find that you are in over your head and give them reason to attack you in real life. Remember that you Partner with the Angels. You are helping them and they are helping you out as well. I could let them battle everything and there are times this does happen, but I have seen quicker results if I remove the fallen angels with light compared to all of us killing demons off for 10-40 minutes.

While this is going on, I have asked Jesus and Angels to work on the person’s healing needs; emotional and physical. Keep note of the specific types of Angels that are sent for this person’s needs. I have called down certain Angels at times because I knew they were the right fit for the problem. The Bible does not list all of the different types of Angels. Again, you are partners with the Angelic Realm. Learn to utilize this effectively. There are times that Jesus has me play more of role in their healing and with other aspects. I will also report to the person what I see happening and let them know other areas that are being healed besides what they gave me up front.

Be sensitive to the person’s level of being able to understand or handle what you see. Not everyone walks in what you do or knows all that you know. If they become closed off to aspects of this, it will affect their faith for the healing and could shut down the whole assignment you are trying to complete for them. Unbelief is what stopped Jesus in certain regions. It was one aspect that He pointed out to successful healings. The person may become afraid if you share too much. I once told someone that they may feel heat or a touch on their spine as Jesus was working there, and when they did, they begged me to stop. The whole experienced brought fear, which I did not expect. I was trying to increase their faith for the healing by opening up their spiritual senses.

Jesus paid for total healing, not just one or two things. I will scan their whole body for anything that looks less than perfect. I will listen for the Holy Spirit to give me the Root of that issue, while I work with the person with the information that I received about it. The person may not need to do anything else for that healing to come forth as well. Just follow what the Holy Spirit indicates. Keep your mind free of opinions that may lead you away from what God would have you do.

You will also have to go at the person’s pace. They may not be able to work with or deal with all of the soul wounds etc that may be uncovered today. I have found that when the healing is not instant, it has more to do with more layers that need to be addressed and/or their faith is not high enough for it to manifest right away. You may see in the spirit realm all of the healing happened and be completed, but not manifest for some reason that puzzles you. Let God do the work in their heart and mind. You want their full healing today, but they may not be ready for it all today, even if they wished that they were. It does sound odd I know, but I have experienced many people contact me and while I was in the middle of doing healing intercession, they went MIA. When that happens, I will send them to my healing page on my website to work on this before I do intercession again. I will tell them to get back to me afterwards and in a few days for an update. If I do not hear back, then I don’t pursue it further. I can only do what someone will engage me for. My prophetic opens when I am working with someone towards their healing. The direct interaction has to be present.

You are a tool for them to use or not use. It is up to them to take full advantage of what you are offering. Not every healing is instant and many will be progressive. When Jesus went up to the man at the Pool of Bethesda, the man didn’t even pay it much mind who was in front of him. He just went about his long lists of complaints. All Jesus asked him is if he wanted to be healed. This is often the block for many people. They have a long list but can’t put it aside to just say yes to Jesus. I have had a few that did not want to accept the root cause either. They often times do not seem related.

You could have been emotionally wounded as a child that is linked to the cancer that you have today. Doesn’t seem to fit, but a soul wound is just that, a wound. The enemy does what he wants to with that wound and it doesn’t have to seem linked. Also, not every wound that we have is being affected by a demon. I would say the man at the tombs, that Jesus freed, had most of his wounds affected, but for the majority of people, this will not be the case. You may also come across what appears to be a natural physical wound like a from an accident, but during the process of that trauma, the person wounded their soul through anger, bitterness, desire for revenge etc etc. that is now affected by a demon and the healing is blocked. The person may even tell you that they are over those issues, but remember just because they are over it, does not mean the wound that was created was healed.

I hope this teaching has helped you develop more understanding and skills as you walk in this anointing. If you would like some more info about Healing and Deliverance, you can check out my website page under “Need Healing” for more information. I will be adding about 3 more sections, in the near future, to the website page.

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