||DELIVERANCE FROM SCHIZOPHRENIA
What is it: A person who has two souls or personalities. Each personality is equipped with its own attitudes. These spirits whip the mind and personality back and forth as they vie for power: such as pride versus inferiority.
The separate personalities are closely interwoven so that it is impossible for the person who has them to understand and control them. The best explanation is found in PIGS IN THE PARLOR. Saul was a good example of the schizophrenic personality.
Children often become double-minded when mother or father deal with them by manipulation instead of forthright. For instance, a parent sets a reasonable and fair rule. The child wants to break it. Sometimes the parent will try to coax or manipulate the child into obeying rather than dealing directly by spanking if it is needed (Amos 3:3 and Matt. 6:24). Double-mindedness wears the person out, and frustrates and confuses him.
Deciding, then antecedent stagnates a person. For example, my mom was here for a while; she couldn't be content for desiring to go home. When at home, she was pressed to stay somewhere else besides her home. When away from home, great fears filled her about the house. She was miserable and made those around her miserable (James 1:5-8).
Schizophrenia always begins with rejection. This rejection may be real or imagined. Often a child is rejected soon after conception. The reason for rejection doesn't matter. It could be unwanted, incest, rape, wrong sex, no more kids, hate parenthood, divorce, etc. We have seen cases where the rejection was no real but the demons had used some minor incident to tell them they were unwanted and that person accepted the demons lie. This is why parents need to talk over any situation with a child who seem troubled.
A "schizo" parent will usually have a schizo child or children. It's not inherited like blue eyes but is demonic. Demons like to cluster.
A schizo parent has difficulty showing love. Since the mother is the most constant parent with the children and cannot feed love into them, they become targets for rejection demons. Because fathers are away most of the day they seem special to children and can be hurt very easily if they feel father doesn't accept and show he loves them.
Many people don't understand who they are. One proof of the schizo personality is the constant question of "Whom am I?" The identity of one's own self is confused or lost.
Rejection is a withdrawing-type of personality; likes to work alone, doesn't participate, unsure, etc. Rejection is inward and withdrawn before it is outward. Rejected people reject others before they can be rejected by them.
Rejection invites rebellion. For instance, a child or adult will fight for love and lash out at those starving him of love. Rebellion is the reaction to rejection.
Rebellion is aggressive, angry, bitter, resentful and retaliates. This personality is moody, stubborn and selfish.
Having rejection and rebellion in the same body is hard to bear. This personality switches back and forth in seconds.
DELIVERANCE from the schizo personality takes time because the real self has often not developed very much at that point. If one is to be successful, he needs Jesus. Jesus will help the real person to develop. Obedience to Jesus' instructions are necessary. Bible study and prayer are needed.
A schizo person is like a hurricane. If two schizo persons run into each other, there surely will be a storm.
If you are not schizo, you may be stunned after a stormy encounter with a schizo. Remain stable and calm; God will give you understanding.
When a schizo explodes, he opens the door to bitterness. Demons will convince him that it is all the other person's fault.
Often this fantasy of innocence will open the door for lust. It may take the form of sensual love or worldly love. Love of world and fear of man may enter as this person is wed to the world for love. Thinking about having fine possessions will cause people to like them more. Or one may go into sexual fantasy until one acts them out in experience. We are told from Genesis to Revelations how to use our mind, how to discipline it and what to set it on.
The orders, if you want to call them that, are in Phil. 4:4-9. At the end of this verse (Amp.) we are commanded to fix our minds on them! When we entertain fantasy we invite demons to invade us.
Under the rejection spell comes infirmity and insecurity, deep depression, self accusation, and compulsion to confess sins. For example, a person enters into wrong doing and cannot keep from confession. He really wants to shock and hurt others so that he can get attention as a substitute for love.
Hard on the heels of these comes deception, self-seduction, delusion, fear and pride. Now we enter into the paranoid companion of schizophrenia.
On the rejection side are jealousy and envy usually of others who can give or receive love. On the rebellion side are distrust, suspicion and fears of all types of persecution.
Paranoid demons do not care how they hurt others but are super sensitive to their own hurts. Schizos cannot forgive so they keep bitterness alive.
Three main areas to conquer are rejection, rebellion and bitterness. As the person breaks old habits of reaction, he must begin to give and receive love, submit to valid authority, and readily forgive. Determination is required.
As you begin to see yourself grow, it gets very exciting. You can give love and not be hurt when it is not returned. You will understand because you have been there before.
Paranoia is conquered by faith and trust in God. You will do many new things because you are no longer torn between the rejection and rebellion personalities.
Schizophrenia is a very common problem. Some authorities in the field of mental illness estimate there may be as many as fifty million schizophrenics in the United States. This is about one out of eight persons. Schizophrenics account for half the population in psychiatric hospitals. Of course there are varying degrees of schizophrenia. Some cases are acute while others are quite mild. Many schizophrenics have never been treated professionally.
Schizophrenia has remained a very baffling problem to mental health professionals. The cause and cure has remained shrouded in uncertainty.
The disturbance and disintegration of personality known as schizophrenia or dementia praecox is frequently encountered by the DELIVERANCE minister. I would estimate that as many as one fourth of those who come to us for DELIVERANCE are found to have the schizophrenic pattern. The Lord has graciously given us a special revelation on the problem which enables us to deal with such cases more effectively.
THE SCHIZOPHRENIC REVELATION (BY IDA MAE HAMMOND)
We were working very closely in DELIVERANCE with a person who did not show much improvement after repeated ministries.
Time after time we felt that the victory was gained.
The Lord said, "I want to give you a revelation of what is Sarah's problem. The problem is schizophrenia". The Lord gave me this definition: "Schizophrenia is a disturbance, distortion or disintegration of the development of the personality."
I was still in bed - still had sleep in my eyes - as the Lord continued giving the revelation.
Next, the Lord instructed me to take my hands apart VERY SLOWLY. As my fingers
were slowly disengaged the Lord showed me that these demonic spirits in the schizophrenic must be separated, cast out and given up. The process requires time. It is a shock to the person to discover that so much of his personality is not the real self. He may be afraid to discover what his true personality is. He needs time to adjust and to fall out of agreement with the false demon personalities, point by point. He must come to loathe the schizophrenic personality, and fall out of agreement with it. The Lord recalled to my memory Amos 3:3 "How can two walk together except they be agreed".
The last two fingers to come apart were the middle fingers on each hand. The Lord showed that these fingers represent the core of the schizophrenic - Rejection and Rebellion.
The control demon is called "Schizophrenia" or "Double-Mindedness". The Bible says "A double-minded man is unstable in all of his ways" (James 1: .
The phrase translated "two minds" comes from a compound Greek word literally meaning "two souls".
Schizophrenia ALWAYS begins with "rejection".
Schizophrenia can be demonically inherited. Notice I said "demonically". By that I mean it is not in the blood system, not in the genes - it is in the demons!
Now, one can have a rejection spirit and not be a schizophrenic.
Rejection (shown on the left hand in the illustration) is the control demon in one of the personalities set up within the schizophrenic.
The second personality set up by the demons is "rebellion". (See the middle finger on the right hand in the illustration).
The Lord showed me that I was to refer to the schizophrenic person as "Sarah One" and "Sarah Two" - the "Sarah One" being the real person, and the "Sarah Two" the schizophrenic personality which has two sides to it.
The real person is neither of the "hands". The "Real Self" is shown in the illustration between the arms, at the bottom. Jesus must start growing in the person, developing that personality, and making it what He wants it to be.
This is why the schizophrenic DELIVERANCE requires time - sometimes several months or even a year, or longer. The DELIVERANCE must work in balance with the development of the "Real Self". It cannot be rushed, for there is nothing for the person to fall back upon. If every demon in the schizophrenic person were suddenly cast out he would feel totally lost. Identity with the "Real Self"requires time. As the schizophrenic nature is knocked out, the true personality must come forth to replace it.
He must be willing to fall out of agreement with the demons and to break old habit patterns.
On the illustration you will see a swirl at the top between the two hands. This represents a "hurricane". The schizophrenic person continually creates "storms" around himself.
These times of storm cause the root of bitterness to form (see right hand) and to be driven deeper and deeper.
Now, let us see what the other fingers on the left hand represent. The "ring finger" is designated Lust. The Lord showed me that this demon "weds" a person to the world for love. A companion spirit in this group is Fantasy Lust which may cause the person to imagine he is some great lover of the motion picture world or to fantasy sexual experiences, as a prelude to overt acts. The harlotry spirit in women may first manifest itself in dress and provocativeness.
The little finger on the left hand represents insecurity and inferiority. This is yet another manifestation of rejection.
The index finger on the left hand is "self-accusation". This demon causes a person to turn against himself and tears down his sense of personal worth. In most cases we have found "self-accusation" coupled with a "compulsion to confess".
Now, let us move to the right hand in the illustration. The middle finger in the illustration is designated rebellion. As we have seen, rebellion identifies one of the false personalities set up by the demons.
The ring finger on the right hand represents self-will. This demon "weds" a person to selfish desires. This opens the way for stubbornness, selfishness and unteachableness. Again, we see the compensation for rejection.
The index finger is called accusation. It seeks to eliminate a concentration on self by calling attention to others. The accusation demon opens the door for companion spirits of judgmentalism.
The little finger on the right hand is self-deception. Its companions are delusion, self seduction and pride. The spirit of delusion comes along and says "You are REALLY somebody"; "You are a spiritual giant"! or some other kind of giant.
In one ministry case, the spirit of self-deception had convinced a thirteen year old girl that she was nineteen.
Through the revelation the Lord showed how the thumbs represent the "Paranoid" phase of schizophrenia. On the rejection side are spirits of jealousy and envy. On the rebellion side are spirits of distrust, suspicion, fear and persecution. There is another demon in this later group and it is called "Confrontation with honesty at all cost." The person acting under the influence of paranoid demons is quite insensitive as to how many wounds he causes, yet he is super-sensitive to every offense towards himself.
The revelation portrayed in the fingers and thumbs has proved to be infallible, as judged by numerous ministries with schizophrenics. There is no flaw in it.
It is apparent in most instances that the demons listed on the left hand are in some way associated with the triad of rejection-type spirits...rejection, fear of rejection and self-rejection.
The listing of demons on the right hand include control and possessiveness. They are directly related to rebellion.
Herein lies the problem with the schizophrenic. He is unable to forgive. He has an unforgiving spirit. The root of bitterness is kept alive and out of it comes resentment, hatred, anger, retaliation, violence and murder.
How does the schizophrenic come out of this tangled mess? The three main areas to conquer are Rejection, Rebellion and the Root of Bitterness. As these areas are conquered the "house" (life) must be filled by the giving and receiving of love by submission to every valid authority and by forgiveness of all persons regardless of the circumstances. When these three areas are conquered, the other related spirits lose their strength. Determination is necessary. The person who can persistently say "I WILL BE DIFFERENT! I WILL NOT LET DEMONS RULE MY LIFE" will eventually see victory.
Between the hands at the bottom of the illustration is a little, stick figure called "The Real Self". As the DELIVERANCE takes place over a period of time, "The Real Self" must rise up (depicted by arrows) and part the false schizophrenic personalities by falling out of agreement with all of their influence and all that they represent. "The Real Self" must take on the nature of Jesus Himself. Spiritual exercises such as Bible study, prayer, fasting, praise and fellowship with other believers is essential to a successful DELIVERANCE. These spiritual exercises will also accelerate the DELIVERANCE process as the person's life is filled with the positive things of Christ Jesus.
It is hard work for both the schizophrenic patient and DELIVERANCE minister. I greatly admire schizophrenics who fight through to victory. I admire these victories above all other Deliverance's. The Schizophrenic DELIVERANCE is the deepest, most involved and most determined DELIVERANCE that we have encountered.
EARLINE'S TESTIMONY ABOUT SCHIZOPHRENIA DELIVERANCE
Schizophrenia means split mind (schizein = to split and phren = mind). I had a lifetime of mental and emotional tension. I was unable to decide what to do and see it through. I had many fears that something bad was going to happen.
All of my life I had great fears of bad things happening: fears of failing and fears of people. I was often tense for weeks and I did not know why.
This is the earliest memory I have of going to school. I was so afraid of all the people I could not go into the school but hid behind the well house until my brother came and took me into the first grade. I was disoriented that day; strange feelings and fears tormented me.
I have very few memories from childhood below the age of nine or ten years.
Generally speaking I lived in two worlds; home and away from home. I became very good at forgetting everything bad (parents' fights and my own troubles) that happened at home the minute I walked out the door. I felt more freedom and ease away from home.
At high school and college I had trouble with certain subjects like algebra and chemistry. They had things too similar for me to distinguish between them.
Both of these subjects ended in frustration and low grades for me. In my marriage I had some problems of accepting my husband as one who would provide for me, take care of me, and continue to love me. I was always expecting the marriage to end badly. After six years of marriage, we had a delightful son and two years later we had a beautiful daughter.
Double mindedness wears the person out, and frustrates and confuses him. Deciding, then undeciding stagnates a person. For example, my mom was here for a while; she couldn't be content for desiring to go home. When at home, she was pressed to stay somewhere else besides her home. When away from home, great fears filled her about the house. She was miserable and made those around her miserable (James 1:5-8).
LIST OF DEMONS
Paranoid - Schizophrenia - Double-Mindedness - Two Souls
(Satan's Master Plan to Destroy the Human Race) Rejection (Beginning of Schizophrenia) Pre-natal rejection, Rejection in the womb,
Rejection after birth, Self-rejection, Fear of rejection, Inability to give or receive love, Starved for love Rebellion (Rejection and Rebellion are the core, the two main personalities)
Self -Will, Selfishness, Stubbornness, Disobedience, Anti-Submissiveness, Aggression, Unteachable, Root of Bitterness (Three main areas are Rejection, Rebellion and Bitterness), Resentment, Bitterness, Unforgiveness, Hatred, Violence, Temper, Anger, Retaliation, Murder, Memory Recall, Double Mindedness (Schizophrenia or Double Mindedness are Controls) Hesitating, Dubious, Irresolute, Unstable, Unreliable, Uncertain, Unrealistic Paranoia (Strong area - Paranoid Schizophrenic - rooted in fear) Jealousy, Envy, Suspicion, Distrust, Persecution, Fears, Confrontation, Many Voices, Insensitive, Confrontation with honesty at all costs, Delusions, False Grandeur, Omnipotence, False Beliefs.
Mental Illness (Schizophrenia - Paranoia - Mental Illness) Insanity, Madness, Mania, Retardation, Senility, Hallucinations, Self (The schizophrenic is constantly looking at self.) Self Pity: Fear of Judgement, Insecurity, inferiority Self-Accusation: Compulsive Confession, Self-Hatred, Self-Unforgiveness, Self-Condemnation, Attention Seeking, Self-Will: Selfishness, Stubbornness.
Self-Deception: Self-Delusion, Self-Seduction, Pride, Unteachableness
Self-Awareness: Timidity, Shyness, Loneliness, Sensitiveness
Lust (Weds a person to the world for love.) Fantasy Lust, Harlotry, Perverseness, Sexual Impurity, False Compassion, False Love, Depression (The Devil's D's: Rejection to Depression to Suicide.) Despondency, Despair, Discouragement, Defeatism, Detective, Helplessness, Hopelessness, Suicide, Death, Insomnia, Morbidity, False spirits.
Extracted by permission from Gene Moody’s book: Deliverance Manual. To buy a copy,