Depression Is a Spirit – It Must Be Fought with the Word of God

Jesus_cast_out_demons_300_webEven in the midst of blessings, people can have recurrent fits of depression. It comes in like a dark, heavy cloud. We pray, fast, or make resolutions, only to find it getting worse. That is because this cloud of depression is not mental; it is spiritual. It is called the spirit of heaviness.

“To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified.” Isaiah 61:3

It is an evil spirit—a personality that studies us, knows our weaknesses, and knows how and when to attack. Recognizing the identity of an enemy is a tremendous first step, but then it must be fought.

It shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered. Joel 2:32

Meditate on scriptures like the one above and pray: “God, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ – according to Your Word – I’m asking you to deliver me from this spirit of heaviness in Jesus Name.”

The pressure will lift, but it is one thing to be delivered; it is another thing to stay delivered. It is now up to us to reprogram our minds – to cultivate a different outlook and way of thinking. Before deliverance, we are not able to do it, but now after deliverance, it is our responsibility to do it.

The problem is our mind. The devil reaches people through their minds. The more we trust in our mind, the more Satan is able to use it against us. It is up to us to make our mind realize that it is our servant, not our master. Our minds are affected by our thoughts, so we must take charge of what we think.

For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh, 4 for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but [b]divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses. 5 We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ, II Corinthians 10:3-5

Remember, just as heaviness is a real spirit, the God of the Bible is a real Person, and He is behind each promise. He promised them to you for a reason – to help you. Read them, study them, meditate on them. They will give you hope and they will change you. It will not come in five minutes. It will take hard work, but it will come and it will work, and it is worth every bit of effort.

God’s deliverance can set you free, but it is your responsibility to fight for your continued deliverance. Take control of your thoughts, and bring them under control and in line with the Word of God. Experience the glorious freedom and joy that God has for you.

14 comments to Depression Is a Spirit – It Must Be Fought with the Word of God

  • Jaylib

    I like this message. I just don’t understand the Jesus part or anything about him. I speak to God daily. He’s never mentioned Jesus. Only man has. And men are wrong more than they are right. And if I never understood him, God would be ok with that. This isn’t Jeporady. There’s no exam to find out what you know or believe. God loves my wretched self. I don’t know why.

  • This has really helped me understand….the attacks we have to over come in our minds a battle which I put down to a chemical in balance but now realise it is spiritual x

    • Claire – Keep reading about faith in God and how His deliverance works. It is through the Blood of Jesus and the Name of Jesus. Keep speaking His word and seeking Him.

      Faith (and the resulting salvation power) comes by hearing and hearing by the (spoken) word of Christ. Keep at it. Speak to that problem in Jesus Name. Command it to go. And do not take no for an answer.

      He gives us His Name to enforce His word in our lives. God bless you.

  • YES!!! This is so true!!! Please pray for a friend of mine, Rachel, She was a catholic and she just got saved on Thursday Novemeber 12, 2013. She REALLY needs prayer…… but one thing is for sure….. a catholic getting saved is ONE HUGE STEP!!!!
    -Michaella

  • Its me again, Michaella!!!! Thank you so much Sir. This realy makes me feel better!!!! I am the one that you talked to in the other page on fear….. (Blank Please!!!) THANKS!!!

  • GERALDINE GOODIN

    Yes, this is exactly the method I used, to over come depression and hopelessness. It is a tactic of Satan to make us believe we can’t cope with life.
    If you use this method you will not lose this battle with our adversary the devil.

  • Paul

    I know all too well that depression is one of the many ways, the evil one attacks the mind, thoughts and ultimately our soul. I used to jog everyday….a few days in a row, this huge Rotwiller, chased me bearing all fangs as I could feel his breath on the back of my legs as my jog went into a full sprint….his owners doing nothing. One day, I got an old broom handle….as it was the previous days, the Rotwiller charged me….I ran to get a head start, only to turn with both feet planted, driving the Rotwiller back on his hips as I struck him with the stick. Depression is much the same way, thru the Word of God which is sharper than any two-edged sword, I no longer have to run and be controlled by this….I am a victor….by His stripes. But I always was a victor and never claimed it. I boldly claim it….not because of my righteousness, but because of His blood that made me righteous. Thank you Lord that I don’t have to run anymore!

    • Gabriella

      I’g glad you overcame, but I think a dog still constitutes as flesh and blood so you don’t have to whack the naughty pup! Our weapons are not carnal dude… I remember one time I was on my roof having quiet time in the Word and didn’t notice I was under a bee nest and was starting to notice these bees trying to be like ‘you’re on my turf human’. I got a little nervous and then one bee who seemed to be going about his business flying away from where I was suddenly stopped, turned around and zoomed at me. The Holy Spirit just rose up in me in an instant and I jumped to my feet and pointed at the bee saying something in tongues. The bee stopped dead in his tracks a flew quickly away.

  • camiigsoul

    God works in amazing ways. I have been going through a difficult few months and this post sums it all up for me. Not that I knew it already but when the problems starts becoming heavier one may start to loose focus on the what is the main focus, its not an easy walk but with patience determination and perseverance it becomes easier. Constant communication with God

    • Yes, the more we learn about God’s word and the working of the unseen spirit realm, the more this natural visible world makes sense. Concerning God and His world, we are like a house pet looking at a light switch and not able to figure our how the sun came up in the room when someone flipped the switch on.

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