Can a Christian have a demon? Click here!

Search:  
Advanced Search

HomeAudio SermonsReal-life TestimoniesNews & EventsFaith StatementOur MissionContact Us



Join our mailing list!




Want to be notified when new teachings & studies are added?

Email:

Mailing list information
Click here to read what others are saying about this website!


Latest Teachings




Holy Spirit Counseling
Healing your deepest wounds

Breaking Addictions
Get the root for real freedom

12 Vital Keys to Healing
Jesus healed them ALL!

Worthy to Receive Healing

Bearing Kingdom Fruit
What is our personal role?

Doing the WORKS of God
The works JESUS did!!

The fear of the Lord
It's not what you think!

Radical Deliverance Practices
Public exorcism & manifestation

Communion and Judgment
Exposing a misunderstanding

God's will when prayer fails
More on God's will to heal

What to do with our feelings
Fear, guilt, shame, etc.

The Accusing Spirit
The voice of condemnation

Prosperity Gospel
Is it Biblical to be blessed?

How to overcome rejection
Correcting a mistaken identity


The basic deliverance process
A rough step by step guide

Live a LONG life!
Live out your full years

Wicked made for punishment?
A closer look at Proverbs 16:4

God's will on earth
Just as it is in heaven??

How God sees us
An important key to faith!

Importance of Holiness
Two kinds of righteousness

The Anti-self Bondages
Self-hate, self-rejection, etc.

Once-saved, Always-saved?
Or just false security?

Pillars of Inner Healing
Position yourself for healing

Defense Mechanisms
A huge key to inner healing

Removing Demonic Houses
To bring lasting freedom

Inner Healing 101
Healing emotional wounds

Moral Frailty Demons
Don't write off sex demons!

Will God forgive me?
Advice from the Holy Spirit

Is God upset with me?
One of Satan's biggest lies

Exposing dead religion
#1 enemy of the cross!

The Jesus of the Bible

Pauls thorn & healing
And other arguments...

Biblical faith & healing

God's authority in the family

Steps to inner healing

Dissociative Identity Disorder
Multiple Personality Disorder

Anti-deliverance questions
We need to be asking these!

The Blood is Enough
Complete forgiveness!!

Who we REALLY are
Our identity in Christ

The loving Holy Spirit
He loves you dearly!

Religious Spirits

Deliverance Prep 101
What you can expect!

Forgiving Yourself

Flesh and Demons
They work together

Message of Salvation

Touching dead bodies
and spiritual defilement

Praying out demons
CAST them out instead!

Ambassadors for Christ
Jesus' ministry today!

Haunted Homes & Land
Demons inhabiting property

Ready for deliverance?
How to tell if they are ready

Preaching the FULL gospel
It includes casting out demons!

Emotional buildup
Easily offended? Irritable?

Example of demons at work
How demons kill, steal & destroy

Guilt & shame from sexual sins
Why are they so embarrassing?

Abortion & spiritual bondage

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
OCD and spiritual bondage

Our Direct Enemy
Satan? Or demons?


Get in touch with us!




Are you blessed by this site? We would love to hear from you!

Email:




Deliverance




Radical Deliverance Practices
Public exorcisms & manifestations!

The basic deliverance process
A rough step by step guide

Removing Demonic Houses
To bring lasting freedom

Moral Frailty Demons
Don't write off sex demons!

Dissociative Identity Disorder
Multiple Personality Disorder

Anti-deliverance questions
We need to be asking these!

Religious Spirits

Deliverance Prep 101
What you can expect!

Flesh and Demons
They work together

Touching dead bodies
and spiritual defilement

Praying out demons
CAST them out instead!

Haunted Homes & Land
Demons inhabiting property

Ready for deliverance?
How to tell if they are ready

Deliverance Prayers

Preaching the FULL gospel
It includes casting out demons!

Using the name of Jesus

Emotional buildup
Easily offended? Irritable?

Opening demonic doors
Even with your thoughts...

Example of demons at work
How demons kill, steal & destroy

Abortion & spiritual bondage

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
OCD and spiritual bondage

Our Direct Enemy
Satan? Or demons?

The Root of Bitterness

Spiritual Roadblocks
Most common blockages

The dangers of rebellion
A doorway to the demonic

The soul versus the spirit
There's a vital difference!

Returning Curses
It's Biblically forbidden

Keys to Biblical Faith

Demonic Oppression
Is it NOT God's will for you

Symbolic Representations
Powerful Biblical tools!

Resist the devil and he'll flee
Exposing a misinterpretation

Do I have a demon?
Common Biblical symptoms

Casting out Demons

Top ten questions to ask
Miniature questionnaire

Why cast out demons?
Don't they leave automatically?

Basic Biblical Demonology

Myths about deliverance
The popular myths exposed

Breaking our hedge
Defilement explained

Generational Curses

The Daughter of Abraham
A believer who had a demon

Self-Deliverance

The Ministry of Deliverance

Your Spiritual Authority

Deliverance questionnaire

Strongholds

Seeking a deliverance

Demonic legal rights

Soul Ties

Deliverance FAQ

Binding and loosing

Unforgiveness: Poison

Deliverance is for believers

How deliverances can fail

Demon possession

Three stages of bondage

Christian have a demon?

Did the devil make you do it?

Basics of a deliverance

Deliverance in a Nutshell


Exposing the demonic




Water witching & dowsing



Obsessive Compulsive Disorder or OCD



Home > Obsessive Compulsive Disorder or OCD

OCD or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is known to bring about racing thoughts in a person's mind. Those thoughts can be completely against the real person's personality, and though they bitterly hate the thoughts being there, they continue to pop up in their mind and compulsively force themselves through. The person often feels very fearful or shameful about thinking such things, when it is not even them thinking along those lines in the first place, although it seems like it. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, commonly referred to as OCD, is not a mental disorder or disease... it is a spiritually rooted bondage in the person's mind that needs to be uprooted.

What is OCD or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder? Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is basically demonic torment brought on by a person's bondages to fear and shame. The person affected may experience thoughts being 'pushed' through their mind that they would normally never think (completely against their true nature), or they may experience a strong pulling on their thoughts in a certain direction. They may even hear voices inside their mind or in some other way sense that something isn't right. A great way to describe it, is to imagine a magnet in your mind that is pulling your thoughts a certain direction, despite the fact that the real you hates those thoughts. It feels like you're sharing your mind with another spirit that you totally disagree with! These 'voices' or compulsive thoughts are NOT caused because of a chemical imbalance (which the secular world cannot explain anyways); they are there because of a spiritual bondage in the person's life. I suffered from AWFUL bondage to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and there's NO way anybody can convince me that a downright evil spirit wasn't behind those thoughts that were rushing through my mind. I would experience compulsive blasphemous thoughts against the Holy Spirit, then fear would sweep over me as the demon(s) would work on making me feel as if I've just committed the unpardonable sin. The torment was unspeakable, it has to be one of the single worse feelings a person can experience.

It is not an uncommon scenario when a person experiences blasphemous thoughts against the Holy Spirit, then the demons work to convince the person that they've committed the unpardonable sin. They continually plant 'what if' questions into the person's mind, and try diligently to make the person feel absolutely hopeless and convinced that they've lost all hope. Furthermore, they make the person feel all alone in the matter, as if they are the only person in the world that such a thing has happened to. The truth is that there is almost a countless number of cases of this type of torment taking place around the world today. Anybody who has been in the ministry of deliverance for a length of time will agree that there are many out there being tormented over the fears of the unpardonable sin.

If you have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), you will have likely been asking yourself these questions: "Why can't I stop thinking like this? Where are these thoughts coming from? What has happened to my mind? Can't I think for myself for a change??" If this sounds like you, then keep reading!

For the most part, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is generally caused by two things...

- A shameful identity; usually stemming from something shameful or a certain sin in the person's past

- Bondage to fear; quite possibly caused by a spirit of fear

A shameful identity

Shame plays a big role in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). When a person has done something embarrassing or shameful in their past, and they choose to meditate (or think often upon) what they have done, it programs their minds with a shameful identity. Guilt, when meditated upon, brings shame. Guilt is when you see the problem, but shame is when you feel as if you are the problem. Shame causes a person to beat themselves up mentally, and this can be an open door for tormenting spirits. Shame is when a person hasn't forgiven themselves, and is a symptom of unforgiveness. Unforgiveness is an open door to demonic tormenting spirits:

Matthew 18:34-35, "And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him. So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses."

Just as it's important for us to forgive others, it's also just as important that we forgive ourselves. Both types of unforgiveness can attract tormenting spirits. I found in my own struggle against Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) that the more I thought about shameful things in my past, the stronger and worse the compulsive thinking came upon me. It was a clear pattern that I've seen in action many times before I was set free.

Shame brings a 'beat yourself up' mentality, which the enemy (working through demons) utilizes to bring an OCD patient much torment. Shame is a spiritual root that needs to be uprooted before the person will be able to experience complete spiritual freedom.

Bondage to fear

Fear is the motivating bully behind Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). The person fears that they are thinking such things, or begin asking themselves, "What if that was me who thought such a thing? Would I be guilty of the unpardonable sin?" Such thinking stems from fear, and fear is an open door to mental torment.

1 John 4:18, "There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love."

In the Bible, we find that having a sound mind (the opposite of OCD) is the enemy of fear, and visa versa... the two do not mix and are opposites of each other:

2 Timothy 1:7, "For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind."

Fear can cause a person to eventually become a lunatic because it drives them 'out of their mind'. Fear, combined with shame, creates a favorable environment to spawn Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and racing thinking patterns.

Curing Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Generally speaking, there are a few basic things that need to be addressed when bringing a person out of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), they include:

Deal with any strongholds that exist. Behind shame is a stronghold. The person is not perceiving themselves correctly if they have repented of the sins in their past, and are still seeing themselves through the eyes of shame. See teachings on Dealing With Guilt, Defeating Guilt and Shame and Tearing Down Strongholds for more information.

There are some great books that I highly recommend for tearing down strongholds; here are two of them:

Victory over Darkness by Neil T. Anderson (Learn of who you are in Christ)

Blessed Beyond Measure by Gloria Copeland (Learn of what a good God we have)

Dealing with underlying fears. One common concern with an OCD patient, is that they are petrified that they are the source of such evil or absurd thoughts. If a person truly hates the thought(s), and they run contrary to the person's true personality, then it is clear that they are not the source of such a thought. I would experience horrible blasphemous thoughts rushing through my mind, yet the real me would never ever in a million years even THINK of such things! It is important that the person realizes that they are not thinking such things, and that it is a demonic spirit that is pushing such garbage at them. There are often other fears that need to be addressed as well. Fears are usually caused by strongholds, and many times demons at found working under the scene to either fuel strongholds and/or directly cause the person to be fearful. When a fear is gripping and very hard to overcome, then it's usually a combination of both strongholds and demons at work.

When a person sees God as a cruel taskmaster, it causes them to have a very unhealthy fear of God, which causes them to go crazy over topics such as the unpardonable sin. Reading books such as Blessed Beyond Measure by Gloria Copeland is one of the best ways to quickly break down such strongholds. They need to stop worrying about God being "after them", and start to meditate on His goodness and His loving nature towards them. It is also quite possible for a person to have a spirit of fear which needs to be driven out before they will be set free. More information on strongholds can be found in the teaching Tearing Down Strongholds.

It is 100% vital that (a) the person learns of the goodness of God, and what a loving and merciful Heavenly Father that they really have - they cannot see Him as a cruel taskmaster, and (b) they must learn of who they truly are in Christ Jesus. They must know in their heart that their pasts have been washed away (providing they have repented of their sins), and no longer a part of them. I usually find one or both of these strongholds affecting those with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Either or both of these strongholds must be dealt with before the person can enjoy complete and lasting freedom from OCD.

It is very important not to overlook any underlying spiritual bondages when ministering to somebody with OCD. I would look into the person's family heritage for generational bondages/spirits that were handed down and I would not overlook the casting out of demons. Casting out demons can play a very important role in setting a person completely free from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and this step should never be overlooked. Some of the spirits I would look for is fear, shame, guilt, etc. I like to tackle the strongholds and legal rights (if any) first and then go after the spirits.

Bad soul ties also need to be broken in certain cases. Many times a person first becomes worried about the unpardonable sin after breaking their virginity outside marriage. Bad soul ties, especially with people who struggle with fear or are involved in the occult can bring a tremendous amount of spiritual torment to a person. I've ministered to people being physically visited by demons at night, all because of an ungodly soul tie with somebody involved in the occult!

The good news is, there is a working cure for OCD, and it's deliverance in Jesus Christ combined with the tearing down of strongholds in spiritual warfare! God does NOT want His people mentally unstable! He has made available unto us freedom and wholeness in every area of our lives, but it's upto us to take hold of it! God's Word clearly states that it is not Him who gives or wants us to have an unsound mind:

2 Timothy 1:7, "For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind."



Follow Robert L. on Facebook!



MinisteringDeliverance.com




Be sure to check out our other site, where you will find an awesome message board, help with finding a local deliverance ministry, training materials and more! Click the link below:

www.MinisteringDeliverance.com

Also check out Robert's spiritual warfare & deliverance blog!

Are you a deliverance minister? Please consider joining us to help those who are seeking deliverance in your area!


Have peace with God?




"But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8

Jesus loves you for who you are, not because of your past! Would you like to receive Him?


Spiritual Warfare




Holy Spirit Counseling
Healing your deepest wounds

Breaking Addictions
Get the root for real freedom

What to do with our feelings
Fear, guilt, shame, etc.

The Accusing Spirit
The voice of condemnation

How to overcome rejection
Correcting a mistaken identity

The Anti-self Bondages
Self-hate, self-rejection, etc.

Pillars of Inner Healing
Position yourself for healing

Defense Mechanisms
A huge key to inner healing

Inner Healing 101
Healing emotional wounds

Will God forgive me?
Advice from the Holy Spirit

Is God upset with me?
One of Satan's biggest lies

Exposing dead religion
#1 enemy of the cross!

Steps to inner healing

The Blood is Enough
Complete forgiveness!!

Who we REALLY are
Our identity in Christ

Forgiving Yourself

It's vital to love yourself!
It's not what you think!

Emotional buildup
Easily offended? Irritable?

Opening demonic doors
Even with your thoughts...

Guilt & shame from sexual sins
Why are they so embarrassing?

Our Direct Enemy
Satan? Or demons?

Identifying strongholds

Keys to Biblical Faith

Resist the devil and he'll flee
Exposing a misinterpretation

Spiritual Warfare vs. Torment

What's on your mind?
Where the battle is fought

Spiritual Warfare

Dealing with Guilt

The power of your thoughts
Where many strongholds begin

Condemnation vs. Conviction
Feeling like a failure? Guilty?

Strongholds

Anti-stronghold Bible verses

The unpardonable sin


Salvation essentials




Wicked made for punishment?
A closer look at Proverbs 16:4

The Blood is Enough
Complete forgiveness!!

Message of Salvation

Why we need Jesus

Salvation in the Bible


The Christian life




Bearing Kingdom Fruit
What is our personal role?

Doing the WORKS of God
The works JESUS did!!

The fear of the Lord
It's not what you think!

Communion and Judgment
Exposing a misunderstanding

Prosperity Gospel
Is it Biblical to be blessed?

God's will on earth
Just as it is in heaven??

How God sees us
An important key to faith!

Importance of Holiness
Two kinds of righteousness

Once-saved, Always-saved?
Or just false security?

Will God forgive me?
Advice from the Holy Spirit

Is God upset with me?
One of Satan's biggest lies

Exposing dead religion
#1 enemy of the cross!

The Jesus of the Bible

God's authority in the family

The Blood is Enough
Complete forgiveness!!

Who we REALLY are
Our identity in Christ

Forgiving Yourself

Ambassadors for Christ
Jesus' ministry today!

It's vital to love yourself!
It's not what you think!

Emotional buildup
Easily offended? Irritable?

"But nobody is perfect!"
Let's grow into perfection!

The 10 Commandments
What if we reversed them?

Guilt & shame from sexual sins
Why are they so embarrassing?

Abortion & spiritual bondage

The Root of Bitterness

A Thankful Heart 1
A key to overflowing joy!

A Thankful Heart 2
Recognizing unthankfulness

A Thankful Heart 3
How to become thankful

Beauty of Repentance
Come clean before God!

Delayed Repentance
The cost of waiting

Jesus... Son of Man
He was our example!

The dangers of rebellion
A doorway to the demonic

Keys to Biblical Faith

A Love Relationship w/Jesus
A powerful revelation!

John the Baptist
Prepare the way for the Lord!

Dealing with Guilt

Blessing Confessions

Condemnation vs. Conviction
Feeling like a failure? Guilty?

The forgiveness of sins
Very liberating teaching!!

Forgiven sinner or saint?
How the power of sin is broken

The two commandments

Forgiveness & reconciliation

Unforgiveness: Poison

Sex Outside Marriage


The Holy Spirit




The loving Holy Spirit
He loves you dearly!

Baptism of the Holy Spirit


Divine healings




Worthy to Receive Healing

12 Vital Keys to Healing
Jesus healed them ALL!

God's will when prayer fails
More on God's will to heal

Live a LONG life!
Live out your full years

Pauls thorn & healing
And other arguments...

Biblical faith & healing

Dissociative Identity Disorder
Multiple Personality Disorder

Can you lose a healing?

God's will to heal

Divine Healing

Your Spiritual Authority


The Word of God




The Mark 16:9-20 debate


Spiritual Warfare Series




The battle in your mind

Combating temptation

Combating deception

Combating accusations

Tear down strongholds

Who you are in Christ

What God is really like

Defeating guilt & shame

Break the power of sin

How to forgive others

Warfare vs bondage

Christian have a demon?


Additional Resources




Monthly brief archive

Christian book reviews

Other Christian sites

 
Copyrighted © 2003-2008 Robert L. and its licensors
All Rights Reserved : Terms and Conditions