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