BREAKING THE CURSE OF ALCOHOLISM – 9 REMEMBER THAT ITS NOT ALL JUST DEMONS!

Some people come up to me and say, “I haven’t drank in 20 years, I don’t have any problems.” I usually ask them some questions.

You see, all you need to do to examine if the curse of alcohol is at work is to ask some questions, such as, “How is your married life?” “How are your finances?” Well I got fired and lost everything. “How is the rest of your family?” Well, you may answer, “my son was selected for the prison table tennis team. My daughter with the nasty little cocaine habit has run off with a singer in a rock band and is pregnant again. But I don’t drink anymore, I have been delivered.”

No, you are not delivered or healed. What I hear is that you don’t drink anymore, but the curse of alcoholism is still working in your life. You are an Alcoholic after Sobriety, but you can get free from it. There is a Balm in Gilead available to you.

PRAYER TO BREAK ALCOHOLIC PATTERNS

Father in the Name of Lord Jesus Christ, I repent and receive forgiveness for my sins and those of my ancestors of drinking alcohol. In the name of the Lord Jesus, I break the following family line curses of drinking alcohol:

  • The curse of destruction,
  • The curse of destruction of the family,
  • The curse of causing your neighbour to drink,
  • And the curse of poverty.

I now declare that all of the judgments, iniquities, and whoredom, are broken in Jesus Name.

By the power of the Holy Spirit, I now break all of the alcoholic patterns of destruction, patterns of treating my spouse and kids like an alcoholic, patterns of handling finances like an alcoholic, eating like an alcoholic, driving like an alcoholic, thinking like an alcoholic, and feeling like alcoholic.

In the Name of the Lord Jesus, I also break the curse and patterns of denial and ask You Lord to show me every time I am in denial. I now root out all of the alcoholic patterns in myself and family.

I break the patterns of the dysfunctional family and choose to stand and take only my God-given place in the family order. I break the patterns and command all of the spirits, of the scapegoat, the family clown, the hero, the victim and the rescuer to leave me in Jesus name.

I break the pattern of protecting the alcoholic at all cost, and the pattern of projection, (turning things around and blaming the innocent). I also break the pattern of not wanting to take responsibility for personal actions in Jesus name.

In the Name of Jesus, I speak to my mind to wake up and I release the Resurrection Life of the Holy Spirit to all of the brain cells that were killed by the use of alcohol or drugs, and I command them to come back to life.

I declare that I have the mind of Christ and I declare freedom from all hangovers, cloudiness, forgetfulness, blackouts, headaches, drugged or anesthetized mind, dullness of mind and emotions in Jesus Name.

I reclaim my mind and I speak to it to function properly as Jesus intended when I was created.

I now receive healing and I declare a purging out of me of any toxins left in my body or organs as a result of my parents’ or my use of alcohol or drugs. I receive cleansing of my body, soul and spirit and restoration of health and wholeness to me in Jesus Name.

I realize, Lord, that this is a process and not an event. With Your power and authority I will take back what the enemy has stolen from me and my family in Jesus Name.

I also realize that it is step by step and that deliverance and emotional healing is needed to walk free from this bondage.

Holy Spirit, I give you full permission to expose every stronghold of the enemy in my life. I realize that there are many emotional wounds that need to be healed and I now receive Your healing Balm of Gilead poured into every wound generational and personal in Jesus Name.

I renounce every ungodly lie I ever believed (mention every lie), and I choose to nail every lie to the Cross in Jesus Name. Lord, I choose to believe Your Word and I commit to daily study and meditation of your word to renew my mind.

I now declare in Jesus name that there is total restoration to me and my family of all the years that the locusts have eaten, in Jesus Name. AMEN!

Credits : Amanda Buys.

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BREAKING THE CURSE OF ALCOHOLISM – 8. IT WILL BE WAR!!

If you don’t know when the enemy is talking to you, how are you going to know when to fight it? Or if you can’t recognize when they are talking to you, how are you going to recognize when they are trying to get back in? God will many times make us defeat the demons while they are inside of us. The Lord will delay your deliverance sometimes so you will know how to fight and be able to stay free after you receive freedom. Passive warriors rarely win battles.

Take these patterns one by one, and root them out of your life. Go to work on these areas and reclaim your life. Reclaim your mind, will, emotions, finances, and your relationships with other people. Then get prayer for deliverance. The demons involved are spirits of family destruction. Ask the Lord to expose them and how they are working in your life so that you can have a life of plenty again. You can have your life restored. The Lord wants to set you free.

Drugs and alcohol leave residues in your body which you can ask the Lord to cleanse in Jesus Name.

PRAYER
Father in Jesus Name I receive cleansing of all alcohol or drug residues that are left in my body. I purge my organs and I decree restoration to them. I declare that my mind, my intestines, my liver, my pancreas, my stomach, and all of the organs, glands, tissues and membranes that were touched, affected or destroyed by alcohol are healed in Jesus name! AMEN.

The prolonged used of alcohol also causes the blood vessels in the nose to burst. Have you ever seen the nose of a full blown alcoholic? It becomes very bulbous. The same thing happens to the eyes. The redness of the eyes, and enlarged nose are the tiny blood vessels bursting. The effects of alcohol on the blood are well known. People who have been drinking and then cut themselves, such as a fight or an accident, usually bleed profusely. This is because the blood has been thinned and will not clot as quickly. You can declare healing in this.

How many great men of God would have utilized the deliverance message in their ministry if they had been able to see deliverance in the scriptures? I choose to have my eyesight, my family, my finances, and I am not going to let the devil take it.

Other areas that I encourage you to attack and get prayer are: Arrested development, Shame, And the mind with no soundness.

These are all categories that are associated with alcohol.

Will freedom come over night? God can work miracles, but it probably will not come over night. You are going to have to learn how to fight the spirits of alcohol.

Why didn’t God just transport the people to the Promised Land? Because they needed to learn how to fight. They needed to learn how to discern God’s voice from the voice of the enemy. They needed to be strengthened for the battle coming when they crossed over the Jordan river to fight the giants of the land. God doesn’t fight all of our battles, but He does give us the weapons to be victorious.

Deliverance is a walk, not an event. Many people were taught wrong. They thought, “Well, can’t I just go and in Jesus Name, get it cast out?” No. The Lord gives us the pattern in the Old Testament.

Exodus 23:29-30
29 I will not drive them out from before you in one year, lest the land become desolate [for lack of attention] and the wild beasts multiply against you.
30 Little by little I will drive them out from before you, until you have increased and are numerous enough to take possession of the land.

If you had a garden plot that was 40 acres large, and God cleaned it completely out, and you had only a little hoe to work it with, by the time you reached the other end, it would be completely grown over with weeds.

God’s Principles are “Line upon line, precept upon precept.” This is how the Lord works, so don’t get discouraged if it takes awhile. Just keep after them and with time you will get free.

Do we have authority over the demons? You bet. Will it take time? Probably. You can’t change everything over night. A soul is very complex, and the variables to restoring and delivering someone are endless.

Credits: Amanda Buys

BREAKING THE CURSE OF ALCOHOLISM – 7 Alcoholic Family Personalities

Once again, the alcohol demons fall under the category of family destruction. The entire family can take on alcoholic characteristics that require deliverance, even though one may never have taken a drink. Each member of the family is required or expected to move and act as pawns in a chess game. Demonic oppression can be dictating their lives.

When children from alcoholics grow up, they tend to either become rescuers or deniers. Demonic roles are the same from all dysfunctional families. (religious, alcoholic, or drug.)

1 Samuel 18:18 David said to Saul, Who am I, and what is my life or my father’s family in Israel, that I should be the king’s son-in-law?

Scripture reveals that a person’s life is often wrapped up or bound with family patterns:

1) Rescuer, usually first born.

  • Overly responsible, substitute parent.
  • Feel they have to always overachieve.
  • Called to be a person for others.
  • All things to all people.
  • Service to others is it’s own reward.
  • Needs of others must be meet before your own.
  • Strive to be perfect.
  • Shoulder the responsibilities of people outside their circle of responsibility.
  • Have difficulty having fun, never played growing up.

2) Scape Goat

  • It’s always their fault, take on all the blame.
  • Under achiever.
  • Hear constant voices of failure, you can’t do it.
  • Fear of punishment.
  • Fear of people’s anger.
  • Always the one in trouble.
  • The family’s way of not looking at reality.
  • What do I have to do to get people to pay attention to me?
  • Relives parents’ fears.

3) Family Clown often the youngest

  • Very bright, witty.
  • Performs a lot.
  • Keeps the family laughing. You might think therefore he doesn’t have a problem.
  • Often very detained.
  • Hiding real self from people, (I can’t let them see me hurting) lives secretive.
  • Irresponsible with life, lives for fun.

4) Lost middle child

  • Withdrawn
  • Victim.
  • Fantasy (maturing process block lives in unreal world).
  • Idolatry of father.
  • If male, often weak.
  • Female, fantasy, Dad’s little princess; pamper me, take care of me.
  • Have hard time with real life, money, work, and people who don’t recognize I’m a queen/king, it’s your job to take care of me attitude.
  • The one that never gets in deliberate trouble.
  • Blames others for their problems.
  • Rescue me, Cinderella attitude.

Other Phases include:

  • The con artist.
  • The aggressive, irresponsible. Has to be taught, this one ends up in a reform school.
  • The anxious/fearful fear arrests life-maturing processes, obsessive.
  • The grouchy, irritable, snobbish, don’t touch me.
  • The sex addict.
  • The lethargic, self pity, remorse, despair.

Where do you belong? Never mind, there is help on the way.

Credits: Amanda Buys

BREAKING THE CURSE OF ALCOHOLISM – 6 Alcohol Spirits And Patterns In The Scriptures cont’d

Joel 1:5 Awake, you drunkards, and weep; wail, all you drinkers of wine, because of the [fresh] sweet juice [of the grape], for it is cut off and removed from your mouth.

The alcoholic has problems with spiritual insight, much less caring about spiritual matters. God is telling them in this verse that they need to wake up! You want to shake them and say, “Wake up and look at your life! Look at what you are doing to your family and loved ones! Consider your ways!”

Every day as you are fighting to get out of these patterns, command your mind to wake up. Fight against the anaesthetic mind. This feels like a veil over the mind. It’s like you’re awake, but drugged. Break off all of the steel caps on the mind that blocks your thinking.

We know that every time you drink, you are killing brain cells. You may say, “Well, I wasn’t using them anyway,” My response to that would be that you don’t have that many to lose. You need all that you can get. Tell your mind to wake up every morning, until your mind begins to function.

If God could raise a dead body back to life, He could bring back all of the dead brain cells that you killed.

Pray thus: Lord every brain cell that I killed by my use of alcohol, I command back to life, in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ!

You can restore your mind by reclaiming and casting these spirits out and asking God to heal all damage you have done to your body.

The biggest battle will be with the strong man of Denial. You need to learn to recognize them. You must apply scripture to the ungodly patterns of the mind, disagree with them, take back any ground given and then get prayer on that area. This process can be very lengthy because you need to learn to identify the enemy.

Be very wary of those who proclaim, “speak and it’s done deliverance.” We have never found this to be the case in order to get to the stronger deeper entrenched emotions. The enemy will simply not give up without a fight even though we have superior weapons in the Name and Blood of Jesus. Consider instead, God’s mercy of not setting someone free from an enemy in which they haven’t learn to recognize it yet.

If God allowed, “speak and it’s done prayer,” how would you stand against them when they try and return, if you couldn’t recognize and discern the lies of the enemy while inside of you. Your last state would be worst than the first.

God in His mercy will delay your freedom until you learn to battle, recognize and defeat the enemy while on the inside. This takes time but ultimately gives lasting deliverance. This is also in keeping with Biblical pictures of warfare where God had the children of Israel defeat the “internal enemy” in the Promised Land.

Credits: Amanda Buys

BREAKING THE CURSE OF ALCOHOLISM – 5 Alcohol Spirits And Patterns In The Scriptures

Isaiah 28:7 But even these reel from wine and stagger from strong drink: the priest and the prophet reel from strong drink; they are confused from wine, they stagger and are gone astray through strong drink; they err in vision, they stumble when pronouncing judgment.

Here we see spirits of error and stumbling in judgment. Many alcoholics have a real problem working for someone else. They have trouble submitting to a boss, thinking that they can do everything better by themselves, or hating to be instructed. They are loners. They break off relationships and have a hard time getting along with anyone. Get rich quick schemes become a way of life because they are always trying to figure out a way not to work.

Lust develops patterns as well in the life of the alcoholic. Always lusting after the material as well as physical or sexual desires.

The alcoholic develops patterns on how they treat others. Promises, promises, is a sure way to destroy relationships by eroding trust. The alcoholic promises the world and can’t deliver anything.

The husband can’t trust the wife and vice-versa. One is always suspicious of the other spending money, having an affair, or even simply having a life outside of the home. Broken promises also destroy trust and love between the parents and the children. Children develop unworthiness because they sometimes reason themselves to blame for why promises made them are never kept.

Broken promises opens the door for fear, rejection from father and mother, abuse, molestation, schizophrenia, fear of abandonment, resentment, rebellion, loneliness, and hatred for parents.

The alcoholic is so caught up in their own little world they rarely see what the Alcoholic Syndrome is doing to their children. They just wonder why Bobby and Sally are so rebellious, get bad grades, never want to talk or be around the family, and won’t listen to instruction etc…

The alcoholic can never seem to put two and two together and realize that it is the spirits of alcohol having their way with the family. If this wasn’t true then there would be no such thing as Children of Alcoholics or Adult Children of Alcoholics.

The alcoholic tends to be a user of other people and their resources. If one continues to take and take and take, the bucket will soon run out. In the marriage, when one is a taker and never a giver, the spouse that is the giver soon empties and says, “You know what? You’re on your own. I’m out of here.” Everyone gets tired of that after a while.

The abuse, control, fear, and uncertainty, piles up and finally one breaks, quits and leaves. This is where divorce comes in.

The same holds true for the church. If you keep taking and taking and never give, it will dry up. Someone has to do the praying. Don’t be one of these who run from church to church never settling in or developing roots.

So often people just run from their problems. If the Lord begins to deal with you in an area, often the undisciplined spirit, or little girl/little boy spirit will manifest and you’ll want to go because you don’t “like it here anymore.”

Are you one of these people who show up at a deliverance service every now and then to receive prayer, but after gaining some freedom or some of the pressure has been lifted off of your life, you never pray for someone else?

God doesn’t need vessels to store His blessings, (He has plenty of those) He needs broken vessels to pour out and to share His blessings with the people. This behavior goes back to selfishness often found in the alcoholic.

Arrested Development is another pattern that goes along with the alcoholic syndrome. The alcoholic is usually like a young child inside and as we pointed out above, their life revolves around them. (Me Myself, and I). Self-pity takes over when things don’t go their way. The mind, will, and emotions being damaged, never develop. Patterns of shame, rejection, and destruction become a way of life.

Credits: Amanda Buys

BREAKING THE CURSE OF ALCOHOLISM – 4 Alcohol Spirits And Patterns In The Scriptures cont’d

“And is as death,”

Here we see spirits of death and destruction. The spirit of death can attack all that you possess and leave you holding an empty bag and an empty heart.

And cannot be satisfied, but gathers unto him all nations, and heapeth onto himself all people “

What this section is trying to tell us is that the alcoholic person is one that loves to control. Most of the time they are very insecure and have a need to control their whole environment. So they take captives of the family, and soon they have to do the bidding of the controller.

“What do you mean you want to go to the store by yourself? You have to stay home and serve me!” There are always spirits of control with alcohol and drugs. The alcoholic is a master in the game of control. They use fear, fits of anger, controlling by intimidation, and when that doesn’t work, they use promises and more promises. This is where they promise you the world and produce nothing. “Oh please, just stay with me and everything will change. I’ll quit, I’m sorry.” And just when the spouse is wooed back, it starts all over again.

Another way we can view this Scripture is that the alcoholic always needs to be at the place where things are happening. They always need to be with the “in crowd,” always at a party, and always playing and entertaining themselves. As we mentioned with control, the alcoholic always needs to have people to be around them, especially people that will let them be the center of attention. Often the alcoholic loves being the life of the party. This is where the spirits of pride, fear of rejection, and attention getting team up and put the person in the cycle of wanting people to like and to notice them. So they do something loud or stupid to draw attention.

Once drunk, you are at the mercy of the alcohol spirit whose main purpose is to destroy and leave you loaded with shame and embarrassment. How many time has an alcoholic woken up in the morning full of shame and embarrassment for what they did the night before?

Proverbs 23:29-33
29 Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has strife? Who has complaining? Who has wounds without cause? Who has redness and dimness of eyes?
30 Those who tarry long at the wine, those who go to seek and try mixed wine.
31 Do not look at wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the wineglass, when it goes down smoothly. 32 At the last it bites like a serpent and stings like an adder.
33 [Under the influence of wine] your eyes will behold strange things [and loose women] and your mind will utter things turned the wrong way [untrue, incorrect, and petulant].

The eyes are the target of alcohol spirits too. Spirits of blindness, eye problems, eyes of fury, rage in the eyes. These control through looks. Others are spirits that cause blood capillaries to break, bloodshot eyes, lust of the eyes, etc. There are many alcohol spirits that lodge in the eyes that can cause serious problems.

Drinking will bite you, and it will get you sooner or later. Here is the open door for Destruction. Destruction of your soul (mind, will, & emotions). Usually the alcoholic is an emotional cripple. Their mind is shot, their will power has dwindled to nothing. (Do you have problems fasting, praying, or dieting?)

Habakkuk 2:15 Woe to him who gives his neighbors drink, who pours out your bottle to them and adds to it your poisonous and blighting wrath and also makes them drunk, that you may look on their stripped condition and pour out foul shame [on their glory]!

Here we see the curse of causing your neighbour to drink. How many times have you said, “Oh, come on, have a drink with me! Be a pal!” How many men in the bars have continually set the bottle before a lady so that they could get her drunk to seduce her? There is a curse that comes out of that.

Habakkuk 2:16 You [yourself] will be filled with shame and contempt instead of glory. Drink also and be like an uncircumcised [heathen]! The cup [of wrath] in the Lord’s right hand will come around to you [O destroyer], and foul shame shall be upon your own glory!

Here we see the shame that is associated with alcohol. Shame is one of the strongmen of alcohol. We also see spirits of cancer.

Isaiah 5:11 Woe unto those who rise early in the morning, that they may pursue strong drink, who tarry late into the night till wine inflames them!

Alcohol and drugs inflame the passions. Lust for relationships and lust for marriage drive the alcoholic into bad relationships, or into a marriage before they are mature enough to be a presentable spouse.

Hosea 4:11 Harlotry and wine and new wine take away the heart and the mind and the spiritual understanding.

Involving yourself in alcohol, whoredoms or prostitution will rob you of your heart. It will fragment your soul.

The best way I can describe it is like looking at a pizza or a pie. Once a piece has been taken out of it, that part is gone. No matter what you do to re-arrange the pieces, there will always be some missing part until restored with prayer.

The Bible tells us to love the Lord with all of our mind, heart and soul. It is impossible to have a loving relationship with God or people when a large part of the soul is missing. This explains why so many relationships end up broken or lacking the intimacy that God would have in a marriage.

Psalms 23 tells us that “He restores my soul.” This is much more than a lovely little verse. There is meaning in it. He restores our souls that we may love Him. Why would He restore our soul if it wasn’t gone or damaged in the first place?

Psalm 7:2 says of our enemy … Lest my foe tear my life [from my body] like a lion, dragging me away while there is none to deliver.

Inflamed passions drive people and make messes of their lives. Unrestrained passions take many down the trail of lust, destroying their soul and ruin all chances of normal relationships later.

Credits: Amanda Buys

BREAKING THE CURSE OF ALCOHOLISM – 1 Alcoholics After Sobriety

Not too many years ago, one used to frequently hear the comment, “Once an alcoholic, always an alcoholic.” Recognizing that refraining from drinking didn’t change the alcoholic personality.

Today, many people suffer from the ravages of alcohol without even suspecting where it’s coming from . The reason alcohol problems live past the usage of it is that evil spirits have come in, and they do not leave simply because one quits drinking.

You or your ancestors’ involvement in the use of drugs or alcohol opens the door for the demons to come in. Once the demons are in, they don’t really care if you drink anymore or not. The door has been opened and they’ve seized the opportunity to take up residency in their new home.

Many have thought, I’ve been dry for years, I don’t have any alcohol problems. That would be nice, however the problems of alcohol go much deeper than just drinking. Hence the adage of “Once an alcoholic, always an alcoholic.”

In fact, when you go to an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting each of the members say, “I’m a recovering alcoholic” , a required statement of the members of an “AA” group.

Sadly, the statement is very true because even though the drinking may have stopped, the way they think, act, and treat their family, handle their job, or finances still give the loud testimony that they are “still alcoholics.”

If you or someone you know is an Alcoholic After Sobriety, or manifest any of the symptoms mentioned in this series, deliverance from evil spirits can change a life. Lifelong bondage and torment from alcohol and drugs can be ended. (For where the spirit of Christ is, there is Liberty) With deliverance and healing you can some day say, “I’m not an alcoholic anymore.” (Whom the Son sets free is free indeed.)

Yes even after you stop drinking, there are undoubtedly still alcoholic patterns lurking under the cloak of alleged sobriety.

Alcoholic Patterns are the personalities of demons that cause you to think like an alcoholic, act like an alcoholic, spend money like an alcoholic, treat your spouse and kids like an alcoholic, drive your car like an alcoholic, and even work like an alcoholic. These spirits manifest with certain patterns in your life and the lives of your descendants until dealt with in deliverance.

Credits: Amanda Buys