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Many are inquiring, who have dissociation, how to test, spiritually, to determine if a part is truly a part (and not an evil spirit).
Holy Scripture gives us some spiritual tests that could be utilized in determining if you are dealing with a demon or a broken part of yourself. These spiritual tests work as we have used them on many thousands throughout the globe.
The first test is found in 1 John 3:
“We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love our brothers. Anyone who does not love remains in death.”
If you are involved in a deliverance session and you’re having great difficulty determining if you’re dealing with a demon or a genuine broken part, ask this question:
*Do you love and worship Jesus Christ, who is eternal God?
Demons do not love and adore Jesus. They will not admit it, as love is foreign to them, as they are evil, inherently. However, there has been a few occassions where a demon stated they “loved Jesus.” Them even saying this is truly remarkable as it takes incredible demonic resistance to repeat those words. But they say it with disdain and in a hateful tone (ensure you discern the tone of the voice as genuine parts will lovingly tell you they adore and worship Christ). I have never encountered a demon who lovingly told me they adore Jesus. Never! 99.9% of the time they won’t even utter those words!
The second test is found in 1 John 4:
“Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming…”
Genuine parts can be brought to Jesus. When they do come to Jesus, they will acknowledge Jesus has come in the flesh as God. Demons will not repeat these words ~ I… “acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh.” Most demons will not say these words. If a demon does say these words. Ask this question:
*Do you believe this as a personal article of belief?
The third test is found in Galatians 5:
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.”
Demons will NOT exhibit the fruit of the Spirit but genuine parts can and will, in time (if the core person has been born again). This is another means to determine if one is a demon or a broken part; is to observe the fruit of their tongue, actions, etc.
Utilize these tests to determine if you are dealing with an genuine part or an evil spirit. Utilize all three if necessary. They are true tests that have stood the time as they stem from the very heart of God.
We have discovered in counseling those who suffer from demonization and dissociation, a demon tactic, one that is not readily known to many in this work. One that every minister needs to be aware of.
The enemy will keep human parts, those dissociative identities, from experiencing wholeness and healing, through the means of locking them up, certain human parts that they might have a right to, to demonize. Evil spirits will enslave parts, bind them and lock them up, to keep them from experiencing healing through Christ. Often times these parts are so deep within the soul nature that it takes alot of perservance to dig and dig until locating the parts that are locked.
In Scripture we read of angels, at times, having keys. In Revelation 9 and 20 we see this reality. Demons will often have keys in their possession upon locking up a part. So, the deliverance worker will often times need to locate the demon(s) who might have a key to unlock the part that has been confined. In Matthew 16 we read that believers have the keys to the kindgom, we have the spiritual authority to bind, to loose, to obtain the keys from the enemy. These keys are a spiritual reality. These evil spirits will hide these keys in attempt to keep anyone from unlocking those parts that they locked away (and in most cases are torturing).
One needs to locate the keys and ask the holy angels of God to take the key from the demon and then locate the part that has been secured (we also have the authority to take the keys from the demons in Christ). The angel will be able to use the key to unlock the part. The part that has been locked up will need the loving care of Jesus. The part probably has endured much abuse (often these demonic spirits will utilize spiritual weapons that they possess to hurt the part) and isolation. Will need some immediate healing from Jesus. Also locate the weapon that the demon might have used and take it away so it cannot pass it on to another demon within the person.
This subject needs to be explored more as these evil spirits are locking up wounded human parts and keeping them from experiencing the healing touch of Jesus. There is an urgency to ensure we unlock the parts, so liberation can be experienced by those who reside in darkness and spiritual confinement.
For the past two decades in multiple nations of the globe I have counseled with those suffering from dissociation and demonization numbering in the thousands. I have studied under one of the foremost authorities in the field of MPD/DID and have spent countless hours with those who have DID. I even have family members who had DID so this subject is dear to me. I believe there is a great need to better understand this subject. This thread is simply a very basic guide on the subject, an introduction to this world.
Psalm 34:18 tells us that our loving God is very much interested in those who have DID.
“The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.”
Note: Those who have dissociation have a severe broken heart (by the way dissociation is a fancy word to describe one with a severe broken heart).
There are countless people who have MPD. The Body of Christ has an obligation to intervene, to heal and deliver those under the chains of the devil. Known as Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), dissociation occurs often in cases where there is early childhood abuse/trauma, occult abuse and/or practice. Merriam-Webster’s definition of dissociation as found online is, “the separation of whole segments of the personality (as in multiple personality) or of discrete mental processes (as in the schizophrenias) from the mainstream of consciousness or of behavior.” Dissociation, the breaking up of the soul nature, usually occurs when severe trauma has occurred. This allows the pain of the abuse and trauma to be transferred to another part of the soul so that core person can survive.
To better understand dissociation one needs to grasp the makeup of humans…
The Dynamics of Human Beings
- God created all human beings with a body, soul (the heart), and spirit – 1 Thessalonians 5:22
- God created all humans with incredible power of the soul nature – Genesis 2:19-20 (could include the ability to dissociate)
- God knows the affects of evil upon humans and allows for an escape – Psalms 124:6-8 (dissociation is a form of escape from all forms of evil)
- The breaking of the heart, the fragmentation of the soul (the biblical wording) can occur when abuse and/or trauma occurs– Psalms 7:1-2, 69:20, 147:3
Dissociation and Trauma
- Severe Abuse and Trauma within young children often brings about dissociation as they are unable to run from evil externally but may from within, God in His goodness, allows the children to experience the secrets of the Kingdom (which includes the ability to run within the soul nature) – Matthew 11:24-26
- Dissociation can bring about different personalities as there is a break in the soul (as the Admin. correctly noted genuine personalities are not demons but broken parts of the human soul)
- The broken pieces can be demonized and locked up by the enemy
- The broken pieces can turn to goodness or evil
- The broken pieces need to be communicated to and prayed for to release the painful memories it is carrying
- Cults can bring about dissociation in an attempt to conceal information or to create personalities that are programmed to be loyal and to possess evil spirits/powers
- The broken pieces can be programmed to act like animals (possess animal spirits)
My wife and I have seen many healed of dissociation through the power of the cross of Jesus. This work can be quite complex and difficult but it honors God as it is a labor of love to free those from demonic beings and bring inner healing. The following are some general guidelines to follow as one ministers in this area…
- Understand the difference between genuine fragments of the soul and evil demons (conduct a spiritual test)
- Understand that demons can masquerade as a fragmented part (expel the demons)
- Understand that demons can enter personalities (expel the demons)
- Locate all the personalities and bring them to Jesus Christ for healing
- Unify all personalities under the Lordship of Jesus Christ!
- Merge the personalities with the core person through the supernatural power of the Holy Spirit.
In Second Corinthians 12 we read of the apostle Paul describing an experience that many in the occult refer to as an out of body experience (or astral projection). Paul writes,
“I must go on boasting. Although there is nothing to be gained, I will go on to visions and revelations from the Lord. I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven. Whether it was in the body or out of the body I do not know–God knows. And I know that this man–whether in the body or apart from the body I do not know, but God knows– was caught up to paradise. He heard inexpressible things, things that man is not permitted to tell.”
This heavenly experience was brought upon by the Lord not by some occult force or implementation. There may be times God permits a heavenly experience, that may involve being “out of body,” to carry out His divine will in an individuals life. This is the Lord’s prerogative. The problem with this recent interest in astral projection, soul travel, and out-of-body-experiences (OBE) is that it centers on occultic means to carry this out. Nowhere are we told in Holy Scripture to seek an out-body-experience or to astral project.
In astral projection the conscious mind (the soul nature) leaves the physical body (the body nature) and moves into the astral body (a spiritual body). When one participates in this supernatural phenomenon, the person remains attached to their physical body by a silver “umbilical type” like cord. When one travels on an astral plane (a spiritual realm) one might meet other humans, unknown beings, animals, or visit spiritual places. I do not believe an occultist can astral project and travel to known places in their own power—such as leaving ones body and travel to the Niagara Falls (in Canada) for example. I, however, do believe, demons are capable of supernaturally carrying people (and at times just ones soul) to other locations. In Matthew 24:31 and Luke 16:22 we see angels carrying this task out—transporting humans. This is what happens when one astral projects—the unsuspecting soul is taken by a demon, thereby, traveling in the astral realms. This allows the person soul traveling to experience what they (the spirit carrying the individual) have devised to keep the person in further bondage to them. When people report of soul traveling to various places around the world, more often then not they are actually being deceived by the devil, who is capable of distorting your mind and making you believe you actually traveled to these locales or astral planes, when in reality you have been fed a lie. It appears that the devil has the unique ability to instantaneously project a false reality and thereby deceiving the one who believes they are actually traveling on some kind of astral plane (see Matthew 4).
The problem of astral projection is it opens ones body to demonic possession. When one participates in soul travel you allow your body to be unprotected as your soul, which consist of the mind, emotions, and will, leaves your body. It is the mind (part of the soul nature), which wards off evil. It is our free will that lends us the ability to resist the devil and his demons. When you permit your soul to leave your body, essentially you’re leaving a door open for demons to enter your body at any point.
Also, this goes much deeper…
When one participates in soul travel, it is entirely possible for the souls (not the spirit nature) to enter within the soul nature of another human being hence the term human interject. We have come across many cases of demonization where a actual human soul part will communicate to me via the victim’s mouth or the victim will describe seeing the person from within or hearing the person (now sometimes it’s an demon masquerading as a actual human). Now, be mindful there is a distinction between a human interject and a dissociative identity.
- Human interjects are parts of human souls that are stemming from an external source (usually witches, occultists, satanists, etc who seek to torment)
- Dissociative identities are internal fragmented parts of one’s soul. They are present to assist in their survival not for their destruction.
- Human interjects can, if there are demonic rights present, invade (with the aid of a demon) a person’s soul nature and afflict dissociative identities and even enter the fragemented part.
- Human interjects are NOT part of one’s soul nature created by God. They are invaders and need to be treated as such (one has authority in Christ to force out these human interjects)
Recently, at a deliverance conference, I dealt with a human interject inside a person and after getting rid of the spiritual rights that allowed the demon to aid this human soul to invade, we commanded the interject to leave and it did!
These human interjects are becoming more and more common and causing spiritual havoc in many lives all over the globe! Deliverance workers need to be aware of this reality and to keep in mind to test to see whether you are dealing with a demon, a human interject, a dissociative identity, an ancestral dissociative identity, etc.
Recently, a few ministers have approached me about the subject of “spiritual surgery,” as more and more deliverance ministers, exorcists, etc are coming across individuals with cursed objects, animals, etc within their body nature. I have seen numerous objects, animals, even a fetus leave the bodies of people.
There are multiple reasons why cults, sects, and various occult groups place cursed objects within bodies, we do know the primary reason is to torment the victim. This ancient practice of infusing individuals with cursed objects is becoming more common in recent years. We need to be equipped in performing spiritual surgery to assist those tormented with cursed objects within their bodies!
I have been able to witness cursed objects dissolve within individuals with simple prayer and use of spiritual weapons (such as sacred oil, holy water, use of the Holy Scriptures, etc). Other times, however, the objects will not dissolve so the minister has to resort in bringing the objects out of the flesh or mouth. Either way the Holy Spirit leads, victory is assured through faith in Jesus Christ alone!
I have personally witness, with my very own eyes, objects coming out of individuals and animals leaving bodies. I would encourage one to first and foremost be directed by the Spirit of God. There are a few tips I learned over the years that can be effective…
- Locate the specific demons that might be holding unto the animal or object (I recall dealing with one case where there were over a dozen spirits holding unto one animal part).
- Locate the right by which the demon is holding unto animal.
- Command the animal and object to dissolve in Jesus name (often times this works). Use some of the spiritual weapons God has blessed us with including holy water, sacred oil, the Scriptures, etc.
- If the object doesn’t dissolve then command the demons to grab hold of the animal/object and to depart via the flesh or mouth in Jesus name!