SPIRIT OF DEPRESSION
Many books have been written about depression and the spirit
of depression and I cannot but give you some ideas. Depression is
sometimes linked to other spirits such as death, murder, unforgiveness, mourning,
schizophrenia, etc. Pray that God will give you discernment of spirits or
reveal the true source of the depression.
Years ago, while I was in the Philippines,
a local pastor asked a group of pastors to pray for his sister, who was in a
state of depression. About fifteen pastors and Bible college students
piled into two vans and went to his sister's house. The sister was
married with three children and had been in a state of depression for over
three months. She refused to leave her bedroom which was on the second floor
and would not speak or take care of her family, get out of bed except to eat
and do other essential things. That night, they brought her downstairs
and sat her on a chair at the bottom of the stairs. She tried several
times to jump up and run away, but was restrained. One by one the pastors
prayed for her but there were no apparent results. I was sitting in the
living room because I did not understand or speak Filipino. Someone informed me that the depressed woman
had missed her menstrual periods for three months, and according to Filipino
belief, that means that she was going insane.
The family thought someone had done witchcraft spells, hexes or vexes on
her and the family.
Finally, the pastors could do no more and asked me if I
wanted to pray for the woman. I walked
over to where she was sitting and as I did so, I heard the Holy Spirit say,
“Abortion.” I didn’t want to embarrass
the family because the woman and family were Christians, so I asked, “Did she
ever have a miscarriage?” The husband
answered, “No, she had an abortion.
Before we became Christians we were living together and she got pregnant,
so we had an abortion.”
“Was it a boy or girl? I inquired. “We don’t know.”
The Holy Spirit said, “Boy” to me. “It’s a boy.
Did you give him a name?” “No.”
“Please give him a name.”
After a while, they agreed on “Daniel.”
(Actually, I’m using a different name so as not to embarrass anyone.)
I said, “Little boy, your Mom and Dad give you the name
Daniel. You are a part of this family. I
know that you are living in your mother and you want to be born in this world and
that is why you are sad and making mommy sad and depressed. Mommy and Daddy are so sorry that they did
not allow you to be born into this world.
They want you to forgive them for what they did. Will you please forgive Mommy and
The parents wept and asked forgiveness from Daniel.
“Daniel, Mommy and Daddy love you and acknowledge that you
are part of their family with your other brothers and sister and you will be
their son forever and ever. But Jesus
Christ loves you even more and wants you to come to Him where He will take care
of you, and play with you and love you.
Jesus created you and He is your real father in heaven. You will be very happy with Jesus and one
day, Mommy and Daddy and all of your family will join you and Jesus in heaven
where it is so wonderful. You will never
“Daniel, I am going to ask Jesus to send angels to pick you
up and take you to heaven right now. Angels will be like bright lights or
people with wings. Don’t be afraid, Go with them.
I prayed to God that He would send as many angels as
necessary to pick up Daniel and take Him to Jesus. “Go now, just go with them to Jesus. Don’t be afraid.”
Almost immediately the woman stood up with a big smile on
her face. She hugged everybody in the
house and danced around hugging and kissing people. The depression had left.
I have done similar sessions with women who had abortions,
miscarriages or still-born infants. While
giving a seminar on disembodied spirits, perhaps five or six women wouId run to
the restroom with hands covering their mouth as their stomachs became nauseous.and
they want to dry heave or vomit as ghosts and spirits start to flee. I too thought that all babies go straight to heaven,
but that is not always the case. That
may be the topic of another article one day.
Hope this helps. Keep
on going. Never give up.