Healing The Inner Man Note 1

Healing of the Spirit (dealing with repentance and forgiveness)

(#1—“preach the gospel to the poor” [in spirit])  (Also see Matt 5:3 It is the first Beatitude)

1.         Healing, forgiveness, and repentance are interconnected. 

Mat. 9:2                                   Mark 2:5                      Luke 5:20 and 7:47                 Jas. 5:15

2.         Forgiveness and repentance are required to complete the healing process. 

Mat. 3:2 and 4:17        Mat. 6:15                     Mat. 18:35                                           Mark 6:12                               

Mark 11:26                  Luke 13:3, 5                Jas. 5:9                                   

Healing the Wounded Spirit (dealing with inner healing of emotions, wounds, and hurts)  

(#2—“heal the brokenhearted” and #5—“set at liberty them that are bruised”)

Prov. 20:27                                          Is.  61:1-3                                            John 13:21  

Ps. 30:5, 11 and 45:7              Ezek. 11:19 and 18:31                        1 Cor. 6:20

Ps. 51:10 and 92:10                Ezek. 36:26-27                                    2 Cor. 4:16

Ps. 35:18 and 41:4                  Mat. 6:22-23  

Healing from the Powers of Darkness (dealing with release from bondages) 

(#3—“to proclaim liberty to the captives”)

Matthew                      Mark                            Luke                            Acts

8:16                             1:23-26                        4:33-35                             5:16                

8:28-33                        1:32, 34                       4:41                                  8:7

10:1, 8             3:10-12                           6:18                                   16:16-18         

12:22                      3:14-15                             7:21                                   19:12

12:27-28                      3:22                             8:2                                        19:13-16

15:22, 28                     3:30                             8:27-37

17:15                           5:1-14                          9:1                                                      

                                                            6:13                                         9:28-42                       

                                                            7:25                                         13:11-13

                                                            9:17-26

Healing of the Body

(#4—“recovering of sight to the blind”)

Matthew                                  Mark                                        Luke                            Acts

4:23                                         1:31-32, 41-42             4:39-40                        3:1-7

8:13, 15-16                  2:5-9                                        5:12-13, 17-18             5:16

9:6, 28-29, 36             5:23, 29, 41-42                        6:8, 19                         9:33-34, 40

10:1                                         6:5, 13, 56                               7:14-15                        14:10

11:5                                         7:34, 37                                    8:47, 55                     19:12  

12:11                                       8:25                                           9:1                               28:8    

14:14                           10:46-52                                  14:4    

15:28                                                                                                   18:42-43

20:34                                                                                                   22:51                                                                                                               John                             1 Pet. 2:24

4:50                             Is. 53:5

5:5-8                           

9:6-7   

#5—“set at liberty them that are bruised”)

(#6—only then did he “proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord”)

            It is interesting to note that most people who come for prayer come for  # 4 healing of their bodies.  This is their # 1 priority.  However God’s highest priority is healing of the spirit (repentance).  We seem to have the priorities backwards.

C. Peter Wagner and others have classified “spiritual warfare” into three separately-identified levels, as stated below:

1.         Ground or Personal Level:  where the casting out of demons from an individual (commonly called deliverance) is practiced.  This procedure is more thoroughly covered in a separate section titled “Healing from Influences of Darkness.” 

2.         Occult Level:  which deals with demonic activity occurring in objects, such as is practiced in Satanism, witchcraft, shamanism, curandero, and freemasonry (as discussed in several other sections within this material). 

3.         Territorial Level:  spiritual warfare which deals with powerful principalities and powers over houses, neighborhoods, city, territories, regions, and nations (and is likewise further discussed in the section on “Setting Your Church Free”).   

What Unclean Spirits Do

            There are countless demons, one that corresponds to every sin.  The book Pigs in The Parlor lists over 250 demons.  Characteristics of unclean spirits mentioned in the scriptures include:

  1. Continues to tempt people to sin (Gen. 3:1-6)
  2. Afflicts and destroys (Job 2:3-6)
  3. Opposes God’s angels (Zech. 3:1)                 
  4. Speaks, cries out (Mat. 8:29-31, Luke 4:41)
  5. Indwells humans and animals (Mat. 8:28-32)
  6. Steals truth from our minds (Mat. 13:19)
  7. Tries to express their nature (Mat. 17:15)
  8. Throws people (Luke 4:35)
  9. Torments people  (Luke 6:18)
  10. Steals the Word of God from the hearts of the people (Luke 8:12)
  11. Breaks chains (Luke 8:29)
  12. Drives people into the wilderness (Luke 8:29)
  13. Recognized Jesus and Paul (Luke 9:38)
  14. Causes people to foam at the mouth (Luke 9:39)
  15. Bruises people (Luke 9:39)
  16. Binds physically (Luke 13:16)
  17. Opposes, harasses, and hinders the work of God’s servants (Luke 22:31, 2 Cor. 12:7)
  18. Tempts God’s people to sin (Luke 22:31)
  19. Steals, kills & destroys (John 10:10)
  20. Places wicked thoughts and plans into the minds of people (John 13:2, Acts 5:3)
  21. Enters and controls a person—as when Satan entered Judas (John 13:27)
  22. Lies (Acts 5:3)                                               
  23. Counterfeits the genuine (Acts 8:9-11)
  24. Causes sickness and suffering (Luke 13:11)
  25. Attacks physically (Acts 19:16)                     
  26. Tempts believers to engage in immorality (1 Cor. 7:5)
  27. Blinds people’s minds to the truth of the gospel (2 Cor. 4:4)
  28. Transforms himself into an angle of light (2 Cor 10:4)
  29. Takes advantage of weaknesses (2 Cor. 2:11)
  30. Orchestrates the work of demons (Eph. 6:11-12)
  31. Hinders the spread of the gospel (2 Thes. 2:1-10)
  32. Sets traps and snares to cause believers to fall into sin (1 Tim. 3:7)
  33. Encourages false religions and spirituality by doctrines of demons (1 Tim. 4:1-3)
  34. Attacks viciously (1 Pet. 5:8)
  35. Incites persecution against believers (Rev. 2:10)
  36. Deceives all men (Rev. 12:9)
  37. Accuses and slanders believers (Rev. 12:10)

Symptoms of the Possible Demonic Habitation in Ascending Order of the Degree of Influence

  1. Restlessness exhibited during worship services
  2. Tried everything else  
  3. Sleep disturbances
  4. Feels compulsions for little or no reason                                                        
  5. Extreme behavior
  6. Commands to do something unrealistic         
  7. Chronic fear, anxiety, or hatred—for no apparent reason
  8. Heaviness in the chest
  9. Feels conditional forgiveness
  10. Unrealistic suggestions
  11. Dislike revealed for anything associated with religion and/or Christianity
  12. Not reading the Scriptures or praying (at all)
  13. Not going to church
  14. Can’t read the Scriptures for any length of time
  15. Withdraws from church people
  16. Can’t pray
  17. Can’t say the name of Jesus
  18. Feels something is inside of them, controlling their actions and/or their speech
  19. Hearing voices in their mind speaking to them
  20. Exhibiting counterfeit spiritual gifts
  21. Having suicidal thoughts
  22. Attempting suicide
  23. Cutting themselves
  24. Having glazed eyes or a vacant stare
  25. When their speech is not their own; there’s evidence of a change of voice (or multiple voices) or animal sounds 
  26. Sudden appearance of marks on the body
  27. Having conversation with unseen beings
  28. Unusual behavior:  animal-like movements, the inability to sit still, unusual postures or gestures, including nearly-impossible contortions of the body
  29. Their eyes becoming white, unearthly, and vile; a stench or bad odor exists
  30. Object begin to come out of the nose or mouth
  31. An unseen force throws the person
  32. Uncontrollable fits and foaming at the mouth

            More comprehensive lists are available in Healing & Deliverance by Horrobin (pages 55-84) and in The Occult Trap by Wallace (pages 211-216), Don Dickerman’s When Pigs Move In lists 60 symptoms p 225.