DEALING WITH THE SPIRIT OF INFIRMITY
The physical realm which we see is controlled by the unseen realm and so anything that sustains life here in the physical is because it has a support system from the realm of the spirit. This is one factor that the church of God must not be ignorant of. Looking at what the bible says “Hebrews 11:13 By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.”.
In this text, we are concerned with the subject of the Spirit of Infirmity. This spirit has been a reason why a lot has lost their lives, a lot has been limited reasons being that we have little understanding about this spirit. Many have been made to be confident and ignorant of this fact, receiving teachings that made them all Carnal. (Carnality is simply a state of operating by the senses) and so we think it is just natural that all sickness comes around us to find expression, consider this “James 2:26 As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead.” This should send a sounding alarm to us that it’s beyond what we see and so we shall move further now to expound the topic.
What is Infirmity?
Infirmity is an infection that causes weakness and disability to the body. Infirmity is of two categories which include;
(a) Physical infirmity: As sickness or bodily disease John 5:5-6 Now there is in Jerusalem near the Sheep Gate a pool, which in Aramaic is called Bethesda and which is surrounded by five covered colonnades. Here a great number of disabled people used to lie—the blind, the lame, the paralyzed. One who was there had an infirmity for thirty-eight years.
(b) Spiritual Infirmity: this is a state of abnormality of spiritual health which some of its symptoms include reducing of Hunger for spiritual things, inability to function properly with the spiritual gifts given to you by God, faulty perception, and interpretation which is termed Spiritual Blindness.
We shall consider an interesting scripture that will open our eyes to the demonic operation of this spirit.
Let’s consider “Luke 13:10-11
on a Sabbath Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues, and a woman was there who had been crippled by a spirit for eighteen years. She was bent over and could not straighten up at all.”. This is a terrible case where a woman has been down unable to move because a spirit has tied her down
How do the demons of infirmity gain access to a person’s life?
- Childhood abuse: if you were abused as a child, it could create a situation of pain in you that the spirits of infirmity can exploit to gain access into your life.
- Trauma: if you had a traumatic experience in the past that you haven’t opened up to the Lord for complete healing and restoration, it could give the demons of infirmity a foothold in your life.
- Evil dreams: a sister shared with us in one of our meetings how she was given an injection by a stranger in a dream and after that, she was down with a terrible sickness.
- Addiction: If you’re addicted to alcohol, drugs, overeating, demonic movies that promote witchcraft, pornography, masturbation, etc. they can be an open door for the demons of infirmity to attack your body or mind and bring weakness and pain.
How do I deal with this spirit of infirmity?
Before we go into detailed steps of how to get rid of this spirit there is a consciousness we must receive. Two things to get a hold on which is revealed to us by this scriptures;
- Ephesians 6:12: For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. First thing first we must have this understanding that although our fellow human beings may be physically inflicting us but our focus should not totally be centered on them for they are just physically actors responding to the control system of these spirit entities as listed in Eph 6:12, understanding of who the real enemy is, makes our warfare easier.
- 2 Corinthians 10:4-5: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; Having known who the true enemy is, here we are opened up to the understanding of the nature and power of our tool and how to get it activated, that it is through our knowledge of God that this weapon is activated.
- Ephesians 6:13-18 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.
This particular scripture outlines what these our weapons are and their position as we put them on. Having been armed fully with these three outlined scriptures and properly equipped by it, then we can move straight to how we can deal with this Spirit called the spirit of infirmity.
There are two steps scripturally we shall consider
- Believing in the authority of Jesus and his power Mark 9:23 ‘If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for one who believes.” But one thing must be cleared here, if you are influenced by this spirit of infirmity you can’t on your own pull yourself out, for it’s a man not under captivity and skilled in that field too that can set captives free, except on the cases of Divine intervention where God does the work on you by himself as we have heard on several occasions through Dreams and visions or sending his Angels to minister to you, but cases like this are rear and uncommon. This is so that you don’t force yourself to get it done by yourself. Look at this James 5:14 Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. This doesn’t negate the fact that you can be armed by God to do the same for another person who is sick like a family, friend, etc.
- Deliverance from this spirit. Mark 9:24-25 Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!” When Jesus saw that a crowd was running to the scene, he rebuked the impure spirit. “You deaf and mute spirit,” he said, “I command you, come out of him and never enter him again.”
- Receive your healing with Faith.
PRAYER TO DEAL WITH THE SPIRIT OF INFIRMITY
Thank God for it is His will to heal you and your loved ones.
Ask God to reveal to you and the people you’re praying for what might be the doorway for the demons of infirmity to operate.
Based on what the Lord is inspiring you, plead the Blood of Jesus Christ over the foundation and sources of the spirits of infirmity.
Mention the specific health problems you’re going through and command the demons responsible for them to leave in the name of Jesus Christ.
Decree: Father, in the name of Jesus Christ, I overcome every spirit of infirmity in my life and family from this day forward, in Jesus name.
Decree: Jesus died for our freedom. He shed His Blood for our salvation and healing. I, therefore, declare every attack on my health and the health of my household illegal. I curse these unlawful activities against our health to end today, in Jesus name.
Heavenly Father, deliver me from every buried hurt, anger and bitterness in my life, in Jesus name.
Decree: From today forward, I make my spirit, soul, and body a Holy place for the Lord and the Spirit of God. It will no longer be a house for all demons of infirmity, in Jesus name.
Decree: Every demon of infirmity causing me to be sick, bowed, in pain, and in mental torment, pack your loads right now and depart. I cast you all into the abyss in the name of Jesus Christ.
Decree: In the Mighty name of Jesus Christ, I disconnect myself and my loved ones from all forms of evil covenants that the demons of infirmity are using as a legal ground to attack my bodies, in Jesus name.
Fire from heaven, destroy every evil deposit in my life, and the lives of … causing sickness, depression, sorrow, and continuous pain, in Jesus name.
Thank God for total deliverance from the spirit of infirmity, in Jesus name.