Trust and Transition


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Written January 2018

On September 10th, 2017, I drove my elderly mother through pounding rain to a busy emergency department. She had been scheduled to see a cardiologist on the following day, a Monday, but Hurricane Irma had just slammed into the coast of Florida. My mother’s Alabama city was flooded with refugees, and meteorologists warned that heavy rain and tornadoes were a strong possibility even as far north as Montgomery.

The night before, my mother had slept in her recliner because she couldn’t breathe lying down. I had paced the floor that night, asking the Lord what to do. Her doctor’s appointment had been cancelled. Everything was closing down. When morning arrived, I told her that we needed to go to the hospital emergency department. She rolled her eyes, but agreed.

Eight hours later she was diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat and admitted to cardiac intensive care. My brother and sister-in-law took over for me and I left to get some rest.

My mother’s home was eerily empty that night. I walked in circles, living room to den, around through the kitchen and dining room, back through the living room. As I wore a path into my mother’s flooring, I asked the Lord, “Why? Why am I so anxious? Why don’t I trust you?”

The days that followed were spent in a shadowed hospital room, watching my mother rally a bit, then slide into silence. My nights were spent alone, walking my path through her desolate house, knowing what was coming. Only a few days into my vigil, the Lord spoke to me, saying “You don’t think that I am kind.”

It’s funny how you know what the Lord means even when its days later that he answers your question. The reason I was struggling with trusting him through this transition was because I didn’t believe (in my heart) that he was kind.

My mother came home on Hospice. Two weeks after our trip through the pouring rain, she passed away. Looking back, I see just how kind the Lord was to her and to me, smoothing her passage into heaven in ways that meant the most to her. She was able to live out her very long life in her own home; she died quickly – all things considered – in her right mind, surrounded by her family. She left all of her financial affairs in order; her funeral arranged and paid for in advance, so that my brother and I had very little to do.

As the days passed, I found myself thinking about the Lord’s words to me. And I began to understand how trust grows. Trust grows in response to the consistent acts of kindness performed by the other person.

The Lord didn’t want me to be upset with myself because I struggled to trust him during that time of transition. He knows that I cannot grow trust by simply deciding to grow it; any more than I can grow sunflowers without first planting sunflower seeds.

No significant person was consistently kind to me during my childhood. As a result, trust was never produced within me. By the time I received the Lord, I was a completely unchurched young adult. When I became involved in a church, I was rigorously taught that I had to trust God. That God would reward my trust with the blessings that I desperately needed. Sort of like a system of exchange. I pay God for his blessings with trust. No trust. No blessing for me!

If you think about it, that kind of doctrine makes God look bad. I try to be kind to everyone all the time. They don’t have to pay me for it.

Now there is a time to choose to trust the Lord. To make the decision to believe his word; to walk his path. And that choice is crucial to our maturity. But there is a deeper trust. One that can only grow through relationship. That kind of trust makes us settle down in green pastures.

Therefore let us be diligent to enter that rest … Hebrews 4:11

So here is what I am learning. Kindness – God’s consistent acts of kindness towards me – is the seed that produces trust. I cannot grow it by myself. But I can participate in the process by asking him to make me aware of his kindnesses. In this dark world, it is so easy to focus on all the bad stuff. We need his help to see the good stuff he is doing for us.

(He) raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. Ephesians 2:6-7

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The Sound of Cowbells

(Written January 1, 2018)

For the Lord is going to destroy Babylon, and He will make her loud noise vanish from her. Jeremiah 51:55

In his famous epic poem, Paradise Lost, 17th-century poet, John Milton, named the capital of hell Pandemonium. The word pandemonium means a wild uproar or a scene of unrestrained chaos and tumult. In Psalm 64, David beseeches the Lord to hide him “from the tumult of evil doers.” Tumult, according to, means a “violent and noisy commotion caused by a crowd or mob.”

That we need to be hidden from tumult became clear to me while I was watching a football game between the University of Alabama and Mississippi State University. I’m not a huge football fan, but when you live in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, where college football reigns supreme it’s difficult (Ok. Impossible) to resist the tug of Roll Tide.

Inside their own stadium, Mississippi State has a tradition of ringing cowbells during games. Never was this tradition entered into with more determination than when they played against #1 Alabama. Mississippi State fans deliberately, and in unison, aimed those cowbells as a weapon against the Alabama team. Just imagine the noise in a stadium capable of seating over 60,000 people, half of whom are armed with cowbells. The resulting cacophony was deafening and deeply disturbing to my spirit.

But it’s just a football game and so what? Right? Except for this: Sound. Ephesians 2:2 names Satan “the prince of the power of the air.” Sound travels on air. Sound waves. What happens when humans join together to create a specific sound? When we worship together, in unison, we are joined by holy angels as we release life and blessing into the atmosphere.

So, what happens when we humans agree to make a weapon out of sound? Do demons join with us? I think they do.

Mississippi State was ranked #16 at the time of the game. (They were ranked #24 going into their bowl game yesterday). Alabama was #1 or 2 depending upon which poll you like. Alabama had injuries going into the game, but nonetheless they struggled in a way not seen before, gasping out a last-minute fourth-quarter victory. Today, Alabama will play Clemson to decide who will compete for the national championship.

Those were some powerful cowbells. As I considered the cowbells later that evening, the Lord directed me to repent of ever using sound as a weapon. He had me include using sound to manipulate, control, disturb or hurt. I obeyed and also repented on behalf of my ancestors. Then something extraordinary happened. As long as I can remember I have heard discordant noise, racket in my ears, even when it should have been quiet. The noise stopped after I prayed, and it has not returned.

In all likelihood you are like me. You have misused sound and you have ancestors who have done the same. Here is how I prayed:

Lord, I repent for ever misusing sound. I repent for myself and on behalf of my ancestors. Please forgive us. I ask that you remove any devices, objects or structures that have resulted because of the misuse of sound. Please cleanse and restore my ears as well as any part of me corrupted by the misuse of sound. Please cleanse and restore my tribal line as well. Teach me to use sound according to your will and your design. In Jesus name. Amen.

Blessings to you on this very first day of 2018!


Thoughts to Prayers

(Written December, 2018)

And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7
I have been paying attention to my thoughts lately. I haven’t been censoring them, just listening. And I realized that I think a lot about other people. And what I think isn’t always very pretty. If someone has hurt me, my thoughts tend toward the angry and resentful. If a friend is acting oddly – distant – and won’t talk about it, my thoughts circle around possible whys and possible solutions until I would be thrilled to exchange my confusion for a Let It Go earworm. Anything to STOP thinking about a problem that I can’t solve.

With it being the Christmas season, many of us are around relatives who may not exactly be spiritually minded. Some of them go WAAAY beyond simple carnality and right into scary. (I’m speaking from personal experience). This may be producing a less than peaceful thought life for you. So here is a solution that is working beautifully for me. It’s my Christmas present to you!

But first! Many folks have instructed me to just pray for the people who upset me. Great. Only I don’t WANT to pray for those people. I don’t LIKE them. Also, officially praying for the people I’m thinking about doesn’t work for me. I just think about them more.

So, I needed a workaround and here is what the Lord suggested:

When you find yourself trapped in unhealthy thoughts, ask Me to turn those thoughts into prayers.

Like this: Confused, angry, hurt thought drifts though my mind. I respond: “Lord, turn that thought into a prayer.”

So now, when I discover myself mucking around in my head, I simply pray this: “Every thought, Lord, turn into a prayer.”

This works even for those intrusive and upsetting thoughts we have about ourselves. The next time you start thinking bad thoughts about yourself, try asking the Lord to turn those thoughts into prayers.

You don’t do anything more than that. Just ask Him to turn your thoughts into prayers. See if that helps.

Hugs from me to you and Merry Christmas!

Angel Commander

the earth was filled with violence. Genesis 6:11

We live in a time when violence is closer to home than ever. Just recently, while walking in our neighborhood, Sam was threatened by a teenage boy. A few weeks before that happened, we drove up on a fight in front of a grocery store. While helping his customer unload luggage, a taxi driver was assaulted from behind by a stranger who pounded him with his fists before fleeing.

As our society erupts into acts of sudden violence, those of us committed to living a quiet life at peace with others are, understandably, fearful. We can sense a tangible spirit of menace lurking in the atmosphere. It is because of this that I wrote the article Combat Angels, in the hopes that the information will better equip God’s people to live without fear in such an environment. This article provides scriptural support for Combat Angels. If you haven’t read Combat Angels, send me an email and I will forward a copy to you.

By now I am sure that you are well aware of how our enemy casts doubt on any spiritual reality that threatens him. He would keep us ignorant. Learning to command our angels (which releases them to perform the will of God on our behalf) is a powerful weapon against the kingdom of darkness. Thus, our enemy fears it very much and will counter by attacking us with The Fear That We Are Doing Something Wrong.

To counter that attack, let’s look in scripture for bible precedent that supports commanding angels. Let’s look for practical examples and then for the principle underlying our active engagement with spiritual realities.

The Lord has established His throne in the heavens,
And His sovereignty rules over all.
Bless the Lord, you His angels,
Mighty in strength, who perform His word,
Obeying the voice of His word!
Bless the Lord, all you His hosts,
You who serve Him, doing His will.
Bless the Lord, all you works of His,
In all places of His dominion;
Bless the Lord, O my soul! Psalm 103:19-22

The psalmist is David who is speaking in the imperative voice. That is, he is commanding with authority that another carry out his will. It’s the same thing parents do when they tell the children to do their homework, when an officer commands a soldier, when a boss instructs employees or when a police officer orders you to hand over your driver’s license. Because David instructed the angels (and the hosts AND all the works of God) to bless the Lord, so we, too, should instruct the holy beings to carry out our will as it lines up with the will of God.

We do not have a record of Lord Jesus commanding his angels, but we do have a record of him saying that it was permissible for him to do so. (Keep in mind that Jesus journeyed through the earth as a man). When Jesus faced Pilate, he revealed that the angels given to him were his to command. Our Lord said this: “Do you think that I cannot appeal to My Father, and He will at once put at My disposal more than twelve legions of angels?” Matthew 26:53.

Note the words “put at MY disposal.” They would be his to actively command. Consider the Lord’s words in John 14:12: “he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do.” In order to do the works done by Jesus, we must engage with the supernatural. There is no way around it.

Most of us take a very passive approach to our angels, hoping that they are protecting us. I think this is the wrong approach. Let’s see if we can find (and explain) the principle guiding us to actively participate in these kinds of spiritual realities.

In Numbers 13 and 14 you find the story of the Israelites who refused to go into the promised land because they were afraid. God wanted to bless them, but that blessing required their active participation. Because they were small in their own eyes, they remained in the wilderness for 40 years until every man 20 years and older had died. Only Caleb and Joshua would live to see the land, because they had urged the people to go forward.

Now there is a time to wait on the Lord. But that is not the passivity that arises out of fear. We wait when we are seeking to synchronize with him.

1 Samuel 17 records another event where active participation was required for deliverance. Facing a deadly enemy, the armies of Israel froze in fear, allowing that monster to mock God’s people for 40 days. It was David who confronted Goliath. Notice that the Lord did not intervene on behalf of his people until one person actively responded to the challenge. As long as everyone fled at the sight and sound of Goliath, there was no deliverance.

Jesus shows us how God blesses our active participation in Matthew 25:14-28, the parable of the talents. The person who hid his master’s money was ruled by fear and received no reward. Those that actively engaged with their master’s money in order to produce the will of their master and to increase his kingdom, pleased him and were rewarded.

At my very first prophetic conference, I was overtaken with intercession in the ladies’ restroom. (Of course it was in the bathroom because we all know that is the Room of Revelation – ROR for short). A kind, experienced intercessor took me to the prayer room and stayed with me for hours as, flat on my back, I groaned, wept and laughed (all the while wondering if I was losing my mind. See Romans 8:26). During that rather overwhelming introduction to intercession, I experienced vision after vision of angels, both large and small, in chains and behind bars. As I prayed I flung open the doors and removed the chains from these spiritual beings who then flew through the earth bringing forth God’s kingdom and will. My point: They were bound until I released them. Because I had no idea how to apply the visions, I put them aside until this present day, many years later. I believe the time has come to release our angels.

Let us release them together. We need their help and they want to help us. They only do what the Lord allows, so we are NOT risking anything by commanding them. But commanding them IS required. Remember! Servants and soldiers do NOT take initiative. They take orders.

Are they (angels) not all ministering spirits, sent out to render service for the sake of those who will inherit salvation? Hebrews 1:14

So how did Sam handle the confrontation with the aggressive teenager? And how did we respond to the fist fight in the grocery store parking lot? First, Sam. He was shocked, of course, and didn’t know what to do, but once home, he confronted the evil spirit by firmly informing it that it had overstepped a boundary. He declared that he was a son of God, therefore off limits to devils. He commanded the creature to never step over that boundary again. Then, he sent his angels to punish the evil spirit that had motivated that boy’s actions.

We both were shocked when we drove up on the fist fight. I immediately ordered the devils involved to stop. Then I commanded my angels to punish the devils if they did not obey me. (All this was shouted in a squeaky, panicky voice. It was a while before my heart rate slowed down!) It took just a minute and the fight was over, the man fleeing.

I would love to hear your angel stories, especially the results of you commanding them.

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Hugs from me to you. Susan

the earth was filled with violence. Genesis 6:11

Combat Angels

In the light of the recent shootings I am going forward with this message because it provides a powerful tool to combat the forces of darkness.

You and I are created in God’s image. The Hebrew word used in Genesis that describes us as His image is a very unique word. Only in the telling of our creation is this particular word – translated as image – used. This suggests that we are more than a reflection or statue or vague shadow of God. We are His image in the sense that He used His own design in the making of humanity. This sets us apart from God’s other creations: the animals and angelic beings and whatever else He has created.

Now, granted, we are mostly a hot mess because of the fall. Nevertheless, we remain set apart because our design is patterned upon God’s own. Now why am I starting an article about angels here? I am hoping to head off any inordinate fear of pride you may have and, also, to address the problem of extreme timidity. Most of us have been taught to fear becoming proud or of stepping out of line lest we incur God’s displeasure. This often leads us to live small, fearful lives instead of embracing the joy and challenges of risking and failing; learning and growing that the Lord counsels us about in Matthew 25. In the parable of the talents, God reveals that He rewards risk-taking but frowns upon extreme timidity. Now, I have learned the hard way to only follow the Spirit of the Lord in my risk-taking. So, let wisdom guide you. Still, do not shrink from taking risks or experimenting because of fear.

On to the subject at hand: Angels. I had a dream. What prophetic folks would call a night vision. In my dream, I was lying in the dirt, face down. Four men were kneeling around me. One of those men turned me over, lifting up my head and shoulders. He was extraordinarily beautiful. They all were beautiful, but not in the same way that humans are beautiful. They lacked that earthiness we have, and there was nothing at all sensual about them.

I realized that I was seeing angels. As I looked into the face of the one lifting me up, I saw that he was filled with love. But the love that filled him was not personal to me or about me. He was simply a container of God’s love.

This is what he said: “Do not be afraid. We have slaughtered your enemies.” As I looked into his face, I thought, groggily, that my enemies sure didn’t act slaughtered. Then I woke up.

Was my experience weird? Not at all. Angels delivering messages from God are a common occurrence in the Bible. Daniel, Mary, Joseph, Zacharias, the shepherds keeping watch, the wise men, the women at the tomb, the people watching Jesus ascend, Cornelius, John and others all received messages from angels. They appear to have understood their messages better than I did though. I found the message delivered to me baffling.

Over the weeks, as I prayed about the message, I recalled little mini-visions I’d been having – flashes of angels standing about filing their nails; yawning and leaning against walls looking bored. I would see them from the corners of my eyes as I went about my day. Nothing real noticeable, and if I wasn’t a prayer minster who spends HOURS looking and listening in the spirit, I would have ignored those little insights into the spirit world. Then, out of the blue, a stranger called me to report that she, too, was seeing these flashes of angels, hanging about filing their nails (of all things), appearing to be bored. Adding these mini-visions to the nighttime message, I began to ask the Lord what on earth???? With a nudge from Holy Spirit, I started asking my angels to do things for me. I asked them to attack any demonic beings that were troubling my home and, especially, to break the drought that was prevailing over the region where I live.

That experiment resulted in very little shift. The drought worsened and demonic activity continued. Until one day, in the Room of Revelation (also known as the bathroom), as I was once again ASKING my angels to break the drought, I heard an insistent voice saying, “Command me!”

Very startled I obeyed and said, “I command you, angels, to break the drought.” And they did. That was last winter and we have enjoyed record rainfall ever since which has resulted in a complete recovery from a devastating drought. Coincidence? Perhaps.

Except I didn’t stop there. I might have gone a little wild commanding my angels as I tested out my new tool, but I have learned a lot. First, I learned that angels will not obey me when I command them to do something that isn’t the will of God. Good to know that I am safe from my own stupidity.

Also, I have learned that angels are soldiers and servants. Soldiers and servants do not take initiative. They take orders. This means that as much as they might want to help, unless they are ordered to help, they don’t. Therefore, asking doesn’t work with angels. They must be told.

I am well aware that the idea of bossing around angels makes some people nervous while others will have the pleasure of being offended by the very idea. Nonetheless, scripture declares that angels are servants sent by God to serve us. Because they are servants they follow orders. No orders? Then they stand around filing their nails. My angels are much happier slaughtering my enemies.

Are they (angels) not all ministering spirits, sent out to render service for the sake of those who will inherit salvation? Hebrews 1:14

When Jesus stood before Pilate, He said this: “Do you think that I cannot appeal to My Father, and He will at once put at My disposal more than twelve legions of angels?” Matthew 26:53

Put at my disposal, the Lord said. In other words, angels would be given to Jesus to put to work as He pleased. It is the same for us. We, of course, are not wise in all things, so a nice safety net is in place to ensure that the angels only fulfill the tasks and follow the orders we give them as they align with God’s will. Yes. I learned that by experimenting.

Let me encourage you to be daring in your faith. Don’t let this world beat you down and keep you afraid. The Lord is your cheerleader. He rejoices over you. Listen to who He says you are. This is from Psalm 8:4-6.

What is man that You take thought of him,
And the son of man that You care for him?
Yet You have made him a little lower than God (Elohiym),
And You crown him with glory and majesty!
You make him to rule over the works of Your hands;
You have put all things under his feet

So, put your boss hat on and put your angels to work. They will appreciate it. An angel can only file his nails for so long. First of all, command them to aggressively attack the evil spirits that compel men to gun down the helpless. Tell them that you forbid such things to operate within your realm of influence. Forbid any intrusive spirits to operate anywhere that you go. Give your angels orders to protect you and yours; to attack those intrusive spirits that would harm you.

Let me know what you learn as you try out your new combat weapon. I have lots more to write on this subject so stay tuned. And please pray for me that I will find the time and quiet I need to continue to write.

Hugs from me to you. Susan

Forget You. I Have Your Office.

Written April 2017

Have you ever noticed that good people will get put in an office – any position that includes leadership responsibilities along with the authority to fulfill those responsibilities – and then BOOM they start doing really bad things, things they would never ever have dreamed of doing before assuming that office?

For example, an honorable man steps into the office of pastor and the next thing you know he is sleeping with the music minister or savagely berating the congregation for not supporting his newly hatched scheme for building the next Heritage USA. This kind of about face isn’t confined to offices within the church. Take, for example, the governor of my state. Before he was elected he was a solid Christian with a solid marriage and of an age to know better (to quote my mama), but here he is having an affair with his senior political adviser, a much younger and married woman.

What is behind these shocking behavior changes?

First, let me explain what an office is. Any position of responsibility and leadership within one of the God-created institutions that exist for the well-being of humanity is an office. Husband and Wife, Mother and Father are offices within the Institution of Family. Within the church, we have the five-fold ministry offices: apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers (Ephesians 4:11). Also, in the church, you find the office of intercessor, elder and deacon. There are those who fill the prophetic office as well. The Institutions of Government and Commerce have their offices also. Judges, Police, Military, Business Owners and Employers are filling God-created positions. The preschool teacher, Sunday School teacher, tutor, all the way up to the graduate school professor occupy offices of leadership and responsibility. These Institutions and their Offices are meant to be used for our good. Sadly, these offices are often used as little more than platforms from which corruption and self-serving manipulation flow.

First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 1 Timothy 2:1-3

Something has happened to God-ordained offices that is causing people to come under tremendous attack the moment they step into positions of responsibility. Those with high character and maturity will merely suffer continuous temptations and setbacks beyond anything they have experienced before; while those of lesser maturity and character will crash and burn.

Something is Wrong!

Here are three problems that I see affecting the sanctity of offices.

The first problem: The enemies of God have targeted specific offices with intentional curses. I realize that it is difficult to believe that there are people who knowingly hate God and His people. That people exist who chose to worship and serve the evil one and his agenda; people like the ones described in Genesis 13:13: Now the men of Sodom were wicked exceedingly and sinners against the Lord.

We all sin and fall short of the glory of God, but there are people who intentionally and maliciously sin AGAINST the Lord. They are in partnership with, and under the influence of, evil spirits. (I pray that the Lord will separate their humanity from the demonic and restore their free will and right mind.)These people are not stupid. They know that they can harm the gospel more effectively if they use evil rituals and structured curses against the office rather than against an individual. That way, it doesn’t matter who fills the office, because the office itself is defiled by these curses.

The second problem results when a former office holder defiles that office by betraying the trust of those whom he is serving. The next person to stand in that office will be affected by that defilement. This is because the sin was committed against the OFFICE as well as against God and people. Let’s say that a youth pastor uses his position to seduce the youth, telling them that he wants them to experience the love of God. The next youth pastor, the one who replaces him, will be stepping into a defiled office.

The third problem with defiled offices is this: Many of us carry (usually without our knowledge) generationally based iniquity committed against an office that was entrusted to an ancestor or ancestors. When we, as their descendants, step into an office today, the consequences of that iniquity downloads and activates.

For example, all my life I have felt compelled to be in charge, to be the boss, to be the first, the best, the smartest, to be supreme! Now, it is true that my personality profile is the same as that of General Patton and Napoleon. (I know it’s hilarious. You can stop laughing now). But this compulsion exceeded the normal drive of my God-given personality. As I sought relief from the compulsion, the Lord revealed to me that I had inherited a demonic force called a Power. This Power was nagging me constantly to pursue positions of leadership so that it could rule through me. It wanted to use me to lord it over people. Because I am passionately in love with the Most High God, I exhausted myself resisting the thing without realizing what I was battling against. I thought I had a problem with pride. Other people would discern the presence of this Power and feel intimidated or afraid of me.

I want to make it clear that the kind of compulsion I was fighting is different from the desperate striving we engage in when we are trying to prove that we are important enough to be validated and loved. That kind of demonically compelled striving is the result of believing a lie in your heart about your value. (See audio download Healing Starts with the Heart).

During some investigative prayer into my generational line (paternal side), the Lord revealed that my ancestors had stood in the office of leader within the institution of Government for many years. They had used the authority that comes with that office to use and abuse people. They promoted themselves at the expense of those they were supposed to be serving. They excused their pursuit of every evil lust as their right as leaders. They were willing to do anything to get what they wanted. (See Ezekiel 34). After cleansing my generational line of this evil and removing the Power, the Lord showed me what an Office looks like in the spirit.

He showed me a plain wooden platform elevated about one foot above the ground. It had sides to the right and left that rose to waist height, and it was open in the front and the back. There was enough room for two people to stand side-by-side: the office holder and one other. The one other is supposed to be the Holy Spirit. If the office holder rejects the help of the Holy Spirit (as my ancestors did) then another kind of spirit steps into that vacuum and “helps” the office holder get what he or she wants. Because the “help” is demonic, office holders are bombarded with temptations to do evil and satisfy the lusts of the flesh. In the case of my generational line, my ancestors pursued evil with great enthusiasm, which resulted in a Power coming down the bloodline to their offspring.

Ok! There’s the Problem. Let’s Talk about Solutions.

When the office is cursed. I think we should approach all offices as having been deliberately cursed by members of covens and cults. I pray cleansing prayers over any office I stand in and I also pray for the offices others stand in. I have seen good success when I commission the holy angels to cleanse all curses off a particular office. I send them to cleanse the governmental offices of my country. I send angels to cleanse the offices within the Institution of a specific family, and I release the angels to cleanse all curses off the offices within the church I attend. I especially pray cleansing and protection of the offices of the intercessor and the prophetic, because I am very fond of prophetic intercessors.

Here is how I commission the angels. Hopefully, you will not have a problem with me putting the angels to work. They appreciate having something to do and, since they are servants and soldiers, they do not take initiative; they take orders. You are an heir and a son of the Most High God (Galatians 4:7), so you have authority to send the angels. Don’t be worried that the angels will ever do anything counter to God’s will. They won’t.

Holy angels I release you and commission you to remove all curses from (name the office you want cleaned up) and to protect that office from future cursing. Go in the mighty name of the Lord Jesus Christ.

If commanding angels makes you nervous, then pray like this: Lord God, please remove all curses from the offices You have created and that You have ordained to produce good for humanity. Protect these offices from future cursing. For those who have been affected by the curses on the offices they have served within, I ask that you would restore them and cleanse them from the effects of these curses. In Jesus’ name, I pray.

Be specific about the offices you want cleansed.

Are they not all (angels) ministering spirits, sent out to render service for the sake of those who will inherit salvation? Hebrews 1:14

When the office is defiled by previous office holders: Angels can remove defilement as well as curses, so I send them to do that in these kinds of cases.

Holy angels I release you and commission you to wash away all defilement on the office of (insert specific office here). Go in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ and make that office clean and safe.

Lord God, I ask that you forgive the person who abused the office. Restore the damage they did to the office, to themselves and to the people. Any defilement that transferred to the new office holder, please remove it and wash that person, making them clean.

When you carry a generationally empowered evil spirit: Repent. It’s as simple as that. I go before the throne of grace and all relevant courts of heaven on behalf of myself and my generational line and I repent.

Father God, forgive us for abusing the office of (insert the office here). For dishonoring the office and the institution; for making a mockery of Your design for humanity; for selfishly pursuing our own fleshly gain, regardless of who that hurt, for shirking our responsibilities.

Please forgive us for making formal and informal agreements with evil beings, either knowingly or unknowingly, in exchange for the power to get our way and to advance ourselves. I renounce those agreements and all benefits gained from them and ask that You would utterly destroy both agreements and benefits.

Please restore the offices we cursed, defiled and abused, and cleanse anyone who was defiled by our actions.

Please remove and crush all evil spirits that have attached themselves to me personally and to my generational line. Please extend this deliverance to all my physical and spiritual offspring by removing all Powers or any other evil being that attached through this particular generational iniquity.

I submit to the Holy Spirit, asking Him and Him alone to be my ever, present helper. In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I humbly pray.

Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
Hebrews 4:16

I pray that this insight into spiritual warfare blesses you. Now, let’s get those offices cleaned up!

Blessings to you and yours,

What’s in it for the Devil or Don’t Be Dinner!

Written April 2017

Have you ever asked what the devil gets out of torturing people? What is the payoff for that kind of maniacal behavior? If you are like me then you have been offered a number of explanations. I’ve been told that the devil is out for revenge against God; that he is out to hurt God by hurting us; that he is angry because we replaced him as God’s chief worshipper; that he is jealous of us because God loves us so much and, one of my personal favorites, that the devil is just insane. I kind of agree with that last one. BUT I’m not convinced that any of these suggestions is what truly motivates the devil to keep up his relentless attack against humanity.

Now, some of you know me personally, and some of you don’t. For those who don’t, I am a prayer minister who has also served as pastor, youth pastor, children’s pastor, and teacher. I’m Elijah House trained and I have studied under Dr. Tom Hawkins (Restoration in Christ Ministries), Dr. Jim Wilder (Shepherd’s House), Dr. Karl Lehman (Immanuel Approach), Dr. Charles Kraft (Hearts Set Free), Chris and Jen Coursey (Thrive Today), Dr. Mark Virkler (Communion with God Ministries) as well as others. I have been praying with people for many years. In that effort, I have seen patterns consistently emerge that expose what I believe to be the real motive behind demonic attacks.

Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 1 Peter 5:8

Someone (I’m sorry to say I don’t know who it is) described how lions capture and devour their prey: “A pride of lions will stalk and attack animals that are larger than they are — including wildebeest and water buffalo weighing thousands of pounds. When lions attack, they do so through multiple attacks from every side. Eventually, one lion gets a grip on the throat of the water buffalo and kills it by strangulation. It is a slow and painful death. The water buffalo goes down, and the lions begin eating it before it is dead.”

Doesn’t this description accurately picture what it feels like when we are under spiritual attack? Our peace and rest, confidence and contentment is hunted down from every direction and gnawed off our bones while we yet live! Our spiritual enemy doesn’t eat flesh like we chow down on a steak or like the lions consume a water buffalo. So, what exactly is our enemy consuming?

Look at John 10:10. Jesus describes our enemy as a thief who comes to steal, kill and destroy. What does the devil steal? He can’t wear our clothes, drive our cars, spend our wealth. What do we have that he wants – or perhaps – needs?

If you look at Genesis, chapter 3, which chronicles the fall of man, you will see that the devil sought out Eve and directed her to consider the forbidden tree as a source of food. As you know, she ate and so did her husband. Now look at verse 14: (Please read the verses; don’t skip over!)

The Lord God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, cursed are you more than all cattle, and more than every beast of the field; on your belly you will go, and dust you will eat …

Look at Genesis 2:7:

Then the Lord God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.

And Genesis 3:18-19:

By the sweat of your face you will eat bread, till you return to the ground, because from it you were taken; for you are dust, and to dust you shall return.

And one more, Psalm 103:14, then we will talk.

For He Himself knows our frame; He is mindful that we are but dust.

When Adam and Eve fell, it became necessary for them to feed themselves through their own efforts. This is a natural consequence of living outside of God’s design. God is not being mean; it is the result of sin. When Satan fell, it became necessary for him to sustain his own life. What sustains the life of Satan and his horde? Food. Just as food sustains our life. But what kind of food does a fallen spiritual being require?

Let’s look back at Genesis 3. Satan hid himself inside a serpent, slithered into the garden, and suggested to Eve that she needed something else to eat besides the fruit of the gabillion other trees in the garden. Inherent in his temptation was the lie that she needed another source of sustenance other than what God had provided. She didn’t. God had fully provided for her. The being who lacked a food source was Satan.

Satan was desperately seeking a new source of energy, something to sustain him since he was cast down and separated from the life of God. What better option than the newly created image of God? How we must have overflowed with life when we were first created. But Satan is unable to fill himself from the sweet emotional energy that flows from love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. He cannot feed from the harmony that results when we are aligned with God’s design.

But there is another kind of energy we are capable of generating. Nervous, panicky energy that flows from painful emotions such as confusion, hatred, rage, shame, terror, jealousy and despair. Let’s take a break from the biblical for a moment and look at the science behind what I am saying.

According to researchers in the field of neurocardiology, our hearts emit a measurable electromagnetic field that is affected by the emotions we are experiencing. This electromagnetic field is energy that can be measured. When we are upset, our hearts emit dissonant or incoherent energy. Researchers are finding that a coherent or harmonious energy signal can be achieved through gratitude, appreciation and love. In other words, the emotions we experience, our state of inner being, is reflected by the energy our physical hearts produce.

Shortly after I received Christ, I had this experience that highlights what I am explaining.

My mother and I attended the wedding and reception of a high school friend of mine. We had a great time, chatting with the other guests and visiting the champagne fountain. This was my first champagne fountain and I did not know of the power therein. I visited it a few times too many, becoming pretty tipsy without realizing it. We came home, went to bed and I woke up to a vision. It was just like watching a television show. Two men entered the scene; one was very fat, the other extremely thin. Both of them were wearing tuxedos and carrying chairs. They set the chairs opposite each other across from a small table and began to talk. I knew that they had come to feast. Here is some of what they said: “You certainly made a complete fool out of yourself tonight. How embarrassing. You are an embarrassment. I can’t believe you said that! How could you act like that? You’re a disgusting, stupid girl, getting drunk like that. You call yourself a Christian? You’re a laughing stock.”

I writhed in shame while I watched and listened. This kind of self-shaming was not new to me, but I had never before seen what was happening in the spirit realm. I had always thought it was just me hating myself. Then, from off-stage, another voice calmly spoke, saying, “Greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world.” My tormentors stopped talking, looked around, and then resumed their accusations. Again, the voice spoke, calmly and firmly, quoting 1 John 4:4 over and over, “Greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world.” The two evil beings grew obviously more uncomfortable and agitated until they stood, snatched up their chairs and left! The tormenting thoughts instantly stopped.

These beings had come to feast upon the energy generated by my painful emotions. I am convinced that the enemy of humanity keeps our world in a state of angry, fearful chaos because humans in emotional turmoil supply him and his horde with the energy they need to sustain themselves. Once we are removed as an energy source, he will be reduced to the following: Those who see you will gaze at you, they will ponder over you, saying, ‘Is this the man who made the earth tremble, who shook kingdoms, who made the world like a wilderness and overthrew its cities, who did not allow his prisoners to go home?’ Isaiah 14:16-17

While we wait for the return of our Lord, let us learn how to address our wrong heart beliefs that have wounded us so deeply and produce so much painful emotional energy. Let’s us learn how to NOT be dinner.

I invite you to visit where you will find tested and effective tools and strategies for inner healing and deliverance. Stay tuned for Part Two.

Blessings and Smiles,