12 Demonic Strongmen That Must Be Overcome (Part 2) was taught by Rev. Dunamis Okunowo on the 16th of June 2021 at Shouts of Grace Center, Joke Plaza, Beside Trans Amusement Park, Bodija-UI Road, Ibadan. Read Part 1 of this teaching HERE
In his teaching, Rev. Dunamis made mention of the following important points:
- It doesn’t take sex to defile your soul; it takes uncleanliness.
- You have the responsibility to decide for God. Don’t live your life as though you own it; live it for God.
12 Demonic Strongmen (cont’d)
4. Spirit of Heaviness
To console those who mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified.”Isaiah 61:3 (NKJV)
This spirit is in charge of mental illness, fatigue, hopelessness, depression, oppression, exhaustion, despair, paranoia.
It is manifested through rejection, suicidal thoughts, excessive mourning, broken heart, self-pity, insomnia, dejection, etc.
When you bind this spirit, you then loose the spirit of joy.
5. The Spirit of Antichrist
and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world.1 John 4:3 (NKJV)
This spirit controls every cult, creed, or religion that rejects Jesus as LORD and Saviour, and rejects the trinity.
It manifests in disturbance of service, causing strife among members, opposing evangelistic efforts, and driving members away with their habits and carelessness.
6.The Spirit of Whoredom/Harlot
My people ask counsel from their wooden idols, And their staff informs them. For the spirit of harlotry has caused them to stray, And they have played the harlot against their God.Hosea 4:12 (NKJV)
This spirit controls competition with God, ambition in the workplace if used to put others down, good looks and beauty including cosmetic surgery, the love of money, material possessions and corruption.
It manifests in chronic dissatisfaction, love of money, fornication, idolatry, excessive appetite, unfaithfulness/adultery, spirit prostitution (jumping from one church to another), soul prostitution (emotional adultery), body prostitution (actual physical prostitution – fornication, adultery, etc)
- You must learn to bind the operation of these demonic strongmen in your life.