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Counterfeit Healing

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NewAgeThere are many ways of releasing people from their bondage's, but are they all safe? 
I have heard many different viewpoints from other Christians on their ideas and beliefs of activities such as acupuncture, yoga, martial arts, reflexology, mediums, psychics, homeopathy, osteopaths, chiropractors, hypnosis etc...  
The Holy Spirit has shown me that many New Age techniques are creeping into Christian Ministries. There may be a few concepts in New Age beliefs that are right but the methodology of dealing with them is wrong. Those who practice New Age hypothesize that the body contains an energy field, an 'innate force' which is an invisible life force, sometimes referred to as Qi (Chi), Prana or vital force and when there is a blockage can prevent healing. New Age movement is based on the idea that there is a cosmic energy inside of everything, including our bodies. This energy is the very "material" of both creation and deity, and when in proper balance and focus, humans can realise personal divinity for themselves. In one sense there is a Biblical truth within this which is the fact that man does have an invisible life force within Him.  We see clearly in Genesis that God did breathe His breath (Life Force) into man but this is as far as the truth goes. And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul (Genesis 2:7). The idea that we can manipulate this Life force goes against the Bible. We are shown that God is the potter and we are the clay.  Any attempt to mess with the part of Him in us is essentially trying to manipulate and control God (that very life force within man). You turn things upside down! Shall the potter be regarded as the clay, that the thing made should say of its maker, “He did not make me”; or the thing formed say of him who formed it, “He has no understanding”? (Isaiah 29:16). Any belief in personal divinity (making oneself god-like), or an acceptance of other religions and beliefs rejects the God of the Bible. The Scriptures exhort us to "test everything. Hold on to the good. Avoid every kind of evil" (1 Thessalonians 5:21-22). When put to the test New Age practices which are rooted in anti-biblical beliefs, clearly fail. Scriptures condemn teachings that remove Jesus Christ as the sole, sovereign Creator and Savior.

What does the bible say about such things? “You shall not practice augury or witchcraft” (Leviticus 19:26 RSV).

“Do not turn to mediums or wizards; do not seek them out to be defiled by them” (Leviticus 19:3 RSV).

“If a person turns to mediums and wizards playing the harlot after them, I will set my face against that person and cut him off from among his people” (Leviticus 20:6 RSV).

“A man or a woman who is a medium or a wizard shall be put to death; they shall be stoned with stones, their blood shall be upon them” (Leviticus 20:27 RSV).

“When you come into the land which the Lord your God gives you, you shall not learn to follow the abominable practices of those nations. There shall not be found among you any one who burns his son or his daughter as an offering, any one who practices divination, a soothsayer, or an augur, or a sorcerer, or a charmer, or a medium, or a wizard, or a necromancer. For whoever does these things is an abomination to the Lord; and because of these abominable practices the Lord your God is driving them out before you. You shall be blameless before the Lord your God. For these nations, which you are about to dispossess, give heed to soothsayers and to diviners; but as for you, the Lord your God has not allowed you so to do” (Deuteronomy 18:9-14).

“You shall no more see delusive visions nor practice divination” (Ezekiel 13:23 RSV).

I researched into the history of some of these practices.  Most of them were founded by Hindus, Buddhists, Freemasons or Spiritualists and rooted in Eastern Mysticism. Some of these practices use channeling or meditating using a 'higher power', which of course is not Jesus!  Most of the consultants who consult in these healing centres are not aware that they are using a counterfeit source - the devil can mimic love and peace and will even perform healings, tricks and signs and wonders if that will keep unsaved people from the one true message which is Jesus Christ.  For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect (Matthew 24:24, NKJV).  Remember it is the work of the devil and demonic spirits that afflicts you with infirmites in the first place, hence it is very simple for him to remove that affliction which appears as a healing. He will then replace that affliction with another.  It may not be apparent at first but will later on manifest itself .  If a consultant dosen't profess Jesus Christ as the source and power of their gift; STAY AWAY!

The Holy Spirit one day asked me to go to a local chiropractor for my tilted pelvis and misalignment.  I was shocked and said to Him, "I thought chiropractors were rooted in the occult".  "They are" He replied.  "I am sending you to save Him!  I am answering the prayer of his faithful wife who has been praying for him. Every week when you go I need you to bind the demons that influence his work from the toilet next to his office and cover yourself with the blood of Christ as protection".  I visited with this chiropractor every week for 12 weeks when nothing seemed to be happening.  I had discerned through conversation that he had been raised a catholic, wasn't a believer but his wife was. It was awful as I really did not enjoy being clicked and cracked.  I complained to God bitterly about this and then on the morning of the twelve visit He said "Today is the day!  When you enter his office ask him 'By whose name do you heal and the demon with him that he uses as his healing source will reveal itself to you".  Was I concerned?  Absolutely! This is my conversation with the chiropractor:
Me: 'Hi, can I ask you a strange question, by whose name do you heal'?
Chiropractor: "What do you mean"?
Me: "I am a Christian and when I pray for people I do it in the name of Jesus Christ, so when you work on people in whose name is it in.
Chiropractor: "I was raised a catholic so same as you".
Me: Oh, so you are doing it in the name of Jesus and your healing source is the Holy Spirit"?
Chiropractor: (Mumbling quietly under his breath) - "If I go into someones office and I don't like what they are doing then I will just leave, so just leave".
Me (Unperturbed by his comment): "Are you aware of a supernatural source you use in your healing". This is where the power of God hit him and he changed into a stunned like state.
Chiropractor: "Yes I am!"
Me: "Do you know the name of your healing power?"
Chiropracter:"No, but you do".

Me: "I don't know it's name but it is a demonic spirit and not of God".
Chiropractor: "Thats not good is it?"
Me: "No, it's not good, are you ready to tell that demon to leave you and ask the Holy Spirit to be the source of your healing".
Chiropractor: "Yes I am".
He stood up out of his chair and took my hands whilst I led him through the sinners prayer and together we renounced the demon at the root of his healing and asked Jesus into his heart and the Holy Spirit to be the source of his healing.  Two weeks later I heard that the chiropractor had retired and sold his practise!   Isn't God good!

Mediums, I believe, are deceived into believing that their 'Spirit Guides' are a Divine source leading them into helping lost loved ones into the light, but I believe these 'Spirit Guides' are counterfeit spirits sent from satan.  The Bible clearly teaches us what happens after death:

Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment (Hebrews 9:27 NIV). 

 And the dust returns to the ground it came from, and the spirit returns to God who gave it (Ecclesiastes 12:7 NIV).

Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. The earth and the heavens fled from His presence, and there was no place for them.  And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books.  The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and each person was judged according to what they had done.  Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death. Anyone whose name was not found written in the Book of Life was thrown into the lake of fire. (Revelation 20:11-15 NIV)

“There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and lived in luxury every day. At his gate was laid a beggar named Lazarus, covered with sores and longing to eat what fell from the rich man’s table. Even the dogs came and licked his sores. “The time came when the beggar died and the angels carried him to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried. In Hades, where he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away, with Lazarus by his side. So he called to him, ‘Father Abraham, have pity on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this fire.’  “But Abraham replied, ‘Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, while Lazarus received bad things, but now he is comforted here and you are in agony. And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been set in place, so that those who want to go from here to you cannot, nor can anyone cross over from there to us.’  “He answered, ‘Then I beg you, father, send Lazarus to my family, 28 for I have five brothers. Let him warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.' “Abraham replied, ‘They have Moses and the Prophets; let them listen to them.’“‘No, father Abraham,’ he said, ‘but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.’“He said to him, ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.’” (Luke 16:19-31).

Scripture indicates to us the spirits of the dead can not wander around the earth, trapped or lost. The dead are not able to contact us unless God himself allows this as with King Saul and the witch of Endor, and when the disciples saw Jesus speaking with Moses and Elijah on the Mountain. These circumstances are rare and it seems God only allowed this to serve a purposeSo Saul disguised himself, putting on other clothes, and at night he and two men went to the woman. “Consult a spirit for me,” he said, “and bring up for me the one I name". ”But the woman said to him, “Surely you know what Saul has done. He has cut off the mediums and spiritists from the land. Why have you set a trap for my life to bring about my death?”  Saul swore to her by the LORD, “As surely as the LORD lives, you will not be punished for this". Then the woman asked, “Whom shall I bring up for you?” “Bring up Samuel,” he said. When the woman saw Samuel, she cried out at the top of her voice and said to Saul, “Why have you deceived me? You are Saul!” The king said to her, “Don’t be afraid. What do you see?” The woman said, “I see a ghostly figure coming up out of the earth.” “What does he look like?” he asked. “An old man wearing a robe is coming up,” she said. Then Saul knew it was Samuel, and he bowed down and prostrated himself with his face to the ground.  Samuel said to Saul, “Why have you disturbed me by bringing me up?” “I am in great distress,” Saul said. “The Philistines are fighting against me, and God has departed from me. He no longer answers me, either by prophets or by dreams. So I have called on you to tell me what to do.” Samuel said, “Why do you consult me, now that the LORD has departed from you and become your enemy?  The LORD has done what He predicted through me. The LORD has torn the kingdom out of your hands and given it to one of your neighbours—to David.  Because you did not obey the LORD or carry out His fierce wrath against the Amalekites, the LORD has done this to you today. The LORD will deliver both Israel and you into the hands of the Philistines, and tomorrow you and your sons will be with me. The LORD will also give the army of Israel into the hands of the Philistines.” (1 Samuel 28:8-19 NIV)

After six days Jesus took Peter, James and John with Him and led them up a high mountain, where they were all alone. There He was transfigured before them.  His clothes became dazzling white, whiter than anyone in the world could bleach them.  And there appeared before them Elijah and Moses, who were talking with Jesus.  Peter said to Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good for us to be here. Let us put up three shelters—one for You, one for Moses and one for Elijah.” (He did not know what to say, they were so frightened.) Then a cloud appeared and covered them, and a voice came from the cloud: “This is My Son, whom I love. Listen to Him!” Suddenly, when they looked around, they no longer saw anyone with them except Jesus.  As they were coming down the mountain, Jesus gave them orders not to tell anyone what they had seen until the Son of Man had risen from the dead. They kept the matter to themselves, discussing what “rising from the dead” meant. (Mark 9:2-10 NIV).

That can only mean mediums are deceived unknowingly by counterfeit spirits, also to steal the message away from the fact that the only way to eternal life is through Jesus Christ.  There is only one way for us to get to Heaven and that is by accepting Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour. Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me". (John 14:6 NIV).

There is only one power source we need for all our healings and afflictions -  THE WORD OF GOD!!  Using the Sword of the Spirit (Scripture) is our most powerful weapon. Remember Jesus is our only healer and Great Physician, and Jesus is of course the Word of God which became flesh and dwelt amongst us. He sent His word and healed them, And delivered them from their destructions (Psalm 107:20, NKJV). 
My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your eyes;Keep them in the midst of your heart; For they are life to those who find them, And health to all their flesh (Proverbs 4:20-22, NKJV). 
Why would we even want to change God's great formula and deviate from it?  Why do we think that God even wants to change it with these new ways?  "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever" (Hebrews 13:8 NIV).  Anything that takes the emphasis of Jesus and using the Word of God to heal is counterfeit! What does that mean for herbs and other things which are part of God's natural creation? God showed me that even herbs and essential oils do not do the actual healing, they are there to synergise. The term synergy comes from the Greek word synergia συνέργια from synergos, συνεργός, meaning "working together". Gods natural creation is to be used alongside of the Word of God. They aide in the healing process as they are therapeutic. They have beneficial and positive effects on the mind/body and soul and are designed to be used in conjuction with the Word of God. I believe that God is bringing us back to relying only on His Word and natural creation. He told me that He is going to remove Pharmakeia (medicine) from His children as it is worldly and has become an idol. God may deal with the root of an issue and the symptoms in one hit, or use His natural creation to deal with the symptoms after He has dealt with the root cause. Generally unless the root of an issue is resolved, the ailment will always resurface, sometimes in a different area, or as a separate illness but always with the same root cause.  

The spirit/soul and physical body all need to flow in unity. We are living spiritual beings comprised of the breath of God which is the life force of God! God created our physical body to intertwine with our spiritual body so every part can flow in unity. The Holy Spirit is currently showing us how our soul directly affects our physical body.  If we have wounds in our soul, then the physical body will show infirmity. We ask the Holy Spirit for the root of the infirmity and get directed on how to pray.  It may be that there are generational sins still active.  Sins or unforgiveness that have not been confessed. God may even use many prophetic acts as well as His word as He can be very creative. Don't limit God and put Him 'in a box', we need to allow Him to guide us to achieve his purposes. There are many different ways Jesus healed in the Bible, Mark 7:32-35 tells us of the deaf man who was healed by Jesus putting His fingers in his ears, spitting and then touching his tongue, and not to forget when Jesus in John 9:6 spat on the ground and made some mud and smeared them on the blind man's eyes, and then told him to wash in the pool.  God's servant, Elisha, told a leper to wash in the Jordan 7 times for his healing. I believe that the laying on of hands Jesus frequently used in Ministry is about being a 'channel' or 'facilitator' for the flow of Divine power (Holy Spirit).  It is about us being an instrument for God's healing grace. It is really about our ability to listen and observe with our eyes, and to feel and sense with our hands and spirit.

The Holy Spirit has shown me that satan is going to become a whole lot more creative as the end times start to manifest.  We need to seek the Lord in everything we do and ask for His discernment and wisdom so we know we are acting in accordance with His will.  The key to anything new you believe the Holy Spirit to be introducing is to line it up with Scripture.  God will never speak contrary to His word.  I am involved with a group that already practises using the Holy Spirit's power by making tapes for clients by using 'words of knowledge' given from the Holy Spirit that may pertain to past, present or future. The Holy Spirit will guide us as we speak into the seeker's life words of direction, encouragement and helping them to find their purpose in God. Some may say it is similar to seeking a fortune teller or psychic, the difference being we get our revelations from 'Jesus Christ'.

God showed me that most people love the miraculous and the supernatural.  We love signs and wonders and actively seek them out.  A wicked and adulterous generation seeks after a sign (Matthew 16:4, NKJV). This can invite in the Vagabond spirit. The 'vagabond spirit' is a wandering spirit and is a force that misleads us in a belief that we are working in the Holy Spirit, yet takes us away from God's will and purpose. It can lead us 'off the path' and 'chasing rainbows' quite literally. By doing so we will be given, from the wrong source, the miracles we are 'seeking for' rather than the works of God through us. These are known as lying signs and wonders. This is an 'abomination' of God's works in us and ultimately leads to death. God is giving us a timely lesson and reminder that we are His servants, not anything more than that. We are not to test God on 'signs and wonders' as this will potentially lead to inviting the 'vagabond spirit' in to take us to what we want to see (which is not of God). This spirit will lead us to be 'harlots of our souls'. Prostituting ourselves spiritually for the gains received in performing 'God's miracles'. God, alone, is our master and in everything we do we are commanded to do so in love. Love and lust are a world apart in God's eyes, yet in our sinful ways we are just one desire away from being on the wrong path.

Prayer for removing the vagabond spirit

(CLIENT) – “Dear God I repent in Jesus name for 'wanting' in my own strength the things that please me, rather than 'needing' by wanting that which is best for me by Your works. I repent for allowing myself to be governed by spirits not of you, and ask that in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, and by the covering of the blood of Christ over me, that you come against the spirit of vagabond and protect me from its lure by showing me when it’s in operation. I repent for believing and accepting lying signs and wonders also. Replace in me, the need to see the wonder of your works, with a desire to be acceptable to do your works in your honour and glory. For you are the one and the only one that meets my needs Lord God, Amen”.
I command the vagabond, harlot, prostitute and all other spirits who tempt me to seek for the spectacular things of God from a fleshly desire to leave in the name of Jesus Christ. All lying signs and wonders I command You to leave immediately in the name of Jesus also”.

We as Christians need to also guard against any gifting we carry that is not of God. There comes a time when we need to lay down every gifting and talent we have that may be counterfeit, as these giftings only prevent God's true giftings from operating into their true potential. I myself carried many giftings that were not of God until He showed me the truth.

Counterfeit Silver Cord/Gifts - Our human spirit belongs to God and is the breath of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit (John 3:6, NKJV).  Once you are born again the devil does not have access to our spirit, but he does however have access to our souls (heart) and physical bodies (flesh). The Holy Spirit gives gifts which operate from your human spirit via the Holy Spirit.  The devil gives gifts which operate from your soul via a demonic spirit. We can operate in many giftings which we believe are from God, but in actual fact are counterfeit.  You need to be aware that upon these prayers you may lose giftings that you have believed to be from God. Laying down ones gifts is to put trust in God, that He will return to you, that which is needed and in His will. We all have a calling in Him, and we may look at the possessions, giftings and callings of others and desire them.  We may pray and ask God for them. The Bible says to pursue love and desire spiritual gifts.  If we are desiring these things from a fleshly heart and not for the purpose of love and the glorification of God it can actually hinder us receiving what God has for us. I myself coveted and desired a gift of seeing that my friend had and would pray and pray for this gift.  One day the Holy Spirit told me that He had a gift of seeing for me, it was nothing like my friends gift and I had actually hindered Him giving me this gift because I had been coveting.  If you are a sensitive person in your body, soul and spirit you will be a target for the devil to overload you with false burdens.  Sensitivity to God is an incredibly powerful gift but we need to make sure we are not carrying false empathetic giftings.

Third eyeThis is what the occult realm call the gift of seeing into the spirit realm and/or having a sixth sense as in ESP (extra sensory perception).  It is the gifting a medium or clairvoyant has for knowing things of the future and for seeing spirits.  The third eye is directly inbetween and above the natural eyes (It is an elongated eye). When used for occult purposes it can also be used by others through divination to gauge your whereabouts. It can be activated by simply reading a horoscope. For many years we simply got people to repent and then we anointed and closed the third eye until the Holy Spirit showed me that the actual spiritual eye was a God-given gift of disernment, intuition and perception located in exactly the same place but for His purposes.  Satan got in and used the God-given gift for His purposes using demonic spirits as the source and called it the third eye.  I asked the Holy Spirit where in the Bible does it talk about this mysterious spiritual eye?  This is what He showed me:- “The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness!(Matthew 6:22-24, NKJV). 'The eye' when taken back to Greek means ophthalmos and is translated the mind's eye and the eye of knowing.  Interesting! What this means is we can be receiving and acting out of our spiritual eye using faulty perception if we haven't dealt with the demonic spirits involved. We can be perceiving God and situations incorrectly and totally get the wrong end of the stick because of this. If we have ever rejected this spiritual eye (like I did) thinking it is evil we may also be rejecting our God-given perception. Discernment operates out of this area so if we struggle in this area chances are we have blockages in our spiritual eye which need to be cleared out so we can have crystal clear vision and see how God wants us to see!

Astral Projection/Travel This is defined as an out of body experience where your spiritual body is believed to leave your physical body and travel within the spiritual dimension. The Lord using our spirit or taking us in the Spirit whilst leaving our bodies behind is a frequent occurrence in the Bible (2 Corinthians 12:2-4), (Ezekiel 37:1), (Revelation 17:3), (Acts 16: 9, 10). This is controlled by Him and should by no means be attempted by us or controlled by us. Any attempt on our part to initiate this through any kind of practice is occult and a sin. Until now I wasn’t sure if satan could actually project your soul from your physical body or whether it was simply a demon attaching itself to your sub-conscious mind allowing the person to believe they are astral travelling. Turns out he can.  In a recent session the Holy Spirit revealed to us that an occult member was astral travelling to a client and having sex with her in the spirit.  Freaky stuff! Occultists when describing this mention seeing a silver cord. The Godly silver cord is mentioned in Ecclesiastes 12:6 and is the link which breaks upon physical death. This looks like an umbilical cord and is connected between you and God. It is the life-line between you and God. This cord the Lord explained to me also connects between the spirit and physical body. It goes from God to human spirit, then spirit to physical body. A friend of mine once received a vision of the Spirit of God as a huge white encompassing cloud with many umbilical cords hanging down entering His children. There is also a counterfeit silver cord attached from your soul to satan. Satan is the god of this world and uses this cord to feed your soul with counterfeit gifts.

(CLIENT) - “Dear God in Jesus name on behalf of myself and ancestors I repent for all occult involvement and practises which gave us counterfeit awareness into the spirit realm. I repent for all attempts to astral travel instead of waiting and allowing You to take us into the spirit realm . Father God I am sorry if my ancestors and I have ever rejected Your God-given gift of seeing and I instead thank You for this gift. I repent for the times we have allowed the occult realm access to this God-given gift through occult involvement and practices.  I repent for this and turn away from all knowledge and perception of things that are not of God.  I ask that You supernaturally cleanse this gift of seeing and remove all things that are occult. I submit to You and give you permission to sever all counterfeit links, ties, and cords that I have formed with demonic spirits, and other people. I repent for every desire I have had for spiritual gifts that came from a fleshly place. I repent for the times I coveted spiritual gifts that others had and was jealous of them.  I want to do Your will father, and glorify Your name, not mine. I relinquish and place on the altar all gifts, talents, sensitivities, anointing and abilities I have been given. I ask that all false gifts, false anointing, false prophecy, talents and abilities that are not of You be removed, never to be returned. Let me die to them.  I know that You will give back those that you want me to have, refined and directed by the Holy Spirit.  I ask that You also remove all spiritual, emotional and physical sensitivity from me that is counterfeit. I wish to remain sensitive to You and request the fullest amount of sensitivity there is.  I ask for boldness to go hand in hand with this sensitivity so I will not be afraid to step out and do whatever the Lord Jesus Christ asks of me.

I sever the ungodly silver cord, all ungodly soul ties and links that I have formed with demons, satan and other people. I bind all spiritual gifts, fleshly desires, spiritual sensitivities, empathetic giftings, anointing, prophecy, talents and abilities that are counterfeit and render them powerless.  I command every demon associated with these to leave in the name of Jesus Christ.  I ask You Father God in Jesus name to impart to me all gifts, talents, anointing, sensitivity and abilities in accordance with Your will and purposes.

With anointing oil anoint the spiritual eye in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.  Pray: - "With the blood of Jesus I cleanse the spiritual eye from all demonic sources and command it closed to the occult realm. I pray for a Godly impartation of perception, intuition and and discernment into the spiritual eye for Kingdom purposes in Jesus name, Amen".

******If someone is attacking or visiting you through astral travel the Lord gave me this prayer against them: - “In the name and power of Jesus Christ I command all astral travellers to leave right now.  I cut of your power to astral travel to me, my family and our home in Jesus name.  I bind the demon who gives you this power to astral travel in Jesus name. I break every ungodly soul tie between us in Jesus name. I put the Blood of Jesus Christ between us and declare you will not cross this Bloodline.  Father God I repent for every ungodly soul tie I and all persons in my Bloodline have ever formed with astral travellers in Jesus name.”
***If after this prayer the person astral travelling to you still hasn’t left then ask Jesus Christ to send His Heavenly forces to deal with them!

See also Pharmakeia and Occult Checklist

By Tania Francis