Posted by: Arden Compton | April 26, 2015

Dismissing Spirits Contributing to Addiction

In reading the post, Why You Can’t Stop, we see that in addiction there are dark spirits that contribute to the problem. There is nothing to fear in this, we simply need to be aware of this and address it appropriately. I have found this is a piece of the puzzle that most addiction programs miss, which makes it almost impossible to completely overcome addictive patterns on our own. The scriptures teach us,

And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils… (New Testament – Mark 16:17, Mormon 9:24, D&C 84:65-67)

So we know that a person who believes in Jesus Christ can have power over these entities by addressing these entities in the name of Jesus Christ. This doesn’t have to be a huge ordeal, it can be a relatively simple thing to dismiss these spirits in the name of Jesus Christ. Hollywood movies have overdone this and made it seem ultra evil to have a spirit affecting you. Be calm, you don’t have to fear these entities. Neither should you be vindictive, or  angry with them, hate them, or address them with railing accusation. You should address these entities with love and compassion. Anger, hate, and fear are emotions that empower them; you can’t dismiss them and empower them at the same time.

A few more principles to mention, these entities are not willingly cooperative, and from what I have seen, if we leave them any loopholes they don’t leave. Here are some suggestions that will help you be specific in ways that will close loopholes and increase your probability of success.

First, when using the name of Jesus Christ it never hurts to be specific and add one of his roles to his name. There have been false Christ’s, and at times Satan has tried to deceive people into believing that he is the Christ, he can even appear as an angel of light. So adding one of his roles in addition to his name leaves no room for doubt whose authority you are drawing on.  For example, you could say,

In the name of Jesus Christ, who died on the cross for the sins of the world…
or
In the name of Jesus Christ, the Holy One of Israel…
or
In the name of Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace…

Second, be specific as to the entity you are addressing. Scriptures at times call these spirits by different titles, such as demons, devils, evil spirits, satanic spirit, unclean spirits. I also like to throw in “disembodied spirits.” I don’t claim to have a complete understanding of each of these categories, but to err on the side of being thorough, I like to include each category because I never know for sure which category best describes the entities causing problems. So, after using the name of Christ the next phrase would be:

I command any, demons, devils, satanic, unclean, or disembodied spirits ….

Third, be specific as to what these dark entities are doing. They may be contributing to a craving, they may putting justifications and rationalizations into your mind, they may be reminding you of the pleasure your addiction will bring, they may be telling you it not hurting anyone else, they may be causing you to forget loved ones and those who will be hurt by your actions, they may be telling you that you are too weak and you might as well give in, they may be contributing to a feeling of powerlessness, they might be shouting at you. The more accurately you can define what you are experiencing, and address the spirits contributing to what you are experiencing, the more likely you will be successful.  So,  the next part of your script could go something like this:

that are contributing to this craving, that are using my body to satisfy their own cravings, that are telling me I am too weak to resist, and that I need this to escape stress, to be dismissed….

Fourth, there may be a need to address Satan’s counterfeits to the gospel of Jesus Christ. For every good thing that Jesus Christ offers in his gospel, Satan has an opposing counterfeit. Christ offers positive gifts, Satan offers dark gifts. Christ offers a blessing, Stan offers a curse. In the gospel we make covenants, Satan tricks people into making anti-covenants. Follow you inspiration here (and every other step of the process), but here is a phrase you could add:

and any negative gifts to be canceled and deleted, and any anti oaths, covenants, vows, pacts, promises, or agreements I made with these entities to share my body or allow them to do what they are doing to be canceled and deleted, null and void. Any permission I gave these entities to be with me is withdrawn, permission denied. 

Fifth, it is always good to replace the darkness with light. I usually follow up by saying something like,

and I ask Jesus Christ to immediately fill any voids and replace these dark entities with his light and love, grace and mercy, hope and confidence, agency, and any other good good gift or blessing God desires to send me at this time. All in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen. 

This is a basic template, please follow your inspiration. Trust in Christ. Believe his healing capacity is sufficient to free you from the chains of addiction. He can heal your heart, change your desire. With his help, you can be completely free of addiction.

You will probably need to repeat this process many times. Don’t think this is a one time thing. These entities are going to do their best to seduce you again, so dismiss them again, and keep doing it any time you feel a craving. Once they are gone, you still have a bad habit to break, and you may have other emotional challenges to address, but it will be much easier without these dark entities sabotaging you.

Here is the script outline with all the sections together.

In the name of Jesus Christ, the Holy One of Israel, I command any, demons, devils, satanic, unclean, or disembodied spirits, that are contributing to this craving, that are using my body to satisfy their own cravings, that are telling me I am too weak to resist, and that I need this to escape stress, to be dismissed. And any negative gifts to be canceled and deleted, and any anti oaths, covenants, vows, pacts, promises, or agreements I made with these entities to share my body or allow them to do what they are doing to be canceled and deleted, null and void. Any permission I gave these entities to be with me is withdrawn, permission denied. And I ask Jesus Christ to immediately fill any voids and replace these dark entities with his light and love, grace and mercy, hope and confidence, agency, and any other good good gift or blessing God desires to send me at this time. All in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

If you have any comments or questions, feel free to comment.

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