I was feeling angry and knew something was amiss in the spiritual realm.
Twenty years ago, I had an anger problem. I would remember lashing out in anger, but one day as I lay in bed, the Lord delivered me from three spirits of anger, and I have not experienced anger to a great degree again.
When I was feeling anger, this time as an emotion, not a demonic spirit, I knew something was up in the spiritual realm.
People have been dealing with fear recently. There has been a principality of fear over the earth. A demon of anger is also active in the spirit realm, but I think it is being masked by fear. Since people are experiencing fear and anger, and fear is more prevalent, the anger is going to be disguised as a normal emotion instead of a demonic spirit. Because of that, we aren't praying against it.
Anger is obviously an emotion. I don't want to deny that and blame everything on a demonic spirit. However, when you have a great sum of people experiencing anger in the world, we must recognize that a principality of anger is at work.
Demonic spirits attack to detour our spiritual lives, leave us in guilt, shame and self-condemnation and to make us stagnant and living a prayerless life. The enemy is out to, "Steal, kill and destroy" (John 10:10a). People are angry with the government, with having to stay home, losing their finances and the world being on lockdown. Anger is leading people to rebel, protest and disobey.
We don't want to live in anger, but to move out of anger we must acknowledge it, repent of it and renounce it. We can't repent and renounce that which we don't acknowledge.
When we are fighting a battle so we can effectively win the war, we need to know if we are fighting an unseen war with principalities and powers or a war of the flesh with our will and emotions. We recognize the war by spending time listening to the Holy Spirit.
When the Spirit of the Lord gives us revelation. we can take that information to receive deliverance in either our soul or from an evil spirit. Even if you don't have a demonic spirit, the spirit of anger manifesting over the earth can still impact your emotions and effect you spiritually
You may not be co-laboring with it by taking in anger, but we are affected by what is active in the spiritual realm. We are in the world, but not of the world.
Therefore, we have authority, we have choices and decisions to make. How are you going to walk out of the anger you are experiencing? Learn more on receiving deliverance from anger, fear and other strongholds in my book, Unshackled: Breaking the Strongholds of Your Past to Receive Complete Deliverance and my new e-course, Your Keys to Self-Deliverance.
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Kathy DeGraw is a prophetic deliverance minister, releasing the love and power of God to ignite and activate people, release prophetic destinies and deliver people from the bondage of the enemy. She is the founder of Kathy DeGraw Ministries and Be Love Outreach. Kathy hosts a weekly podcast show called Prophetic Spiritual Warfare on the Charisma Podcast Network. She is the author of several books, including Speak Out, Discerning and Destroying the Works of Satan, Unshackled and Warfare Declarations. You can connect with Kathy on Facebook at facebook.com/kathydegraw/ or visit kathydegrawministries.org/.
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