Preparing for the broken soul ministry Part 4In the previous article, The broken soul explained, we saw that God has a made provision so that even the most tormented soul is never without hope. While this is true, the broken soul can still face the most difficult internal battles of any person on the planet. To understand this, we must take a look at the network of demons that are going to be buried among the alternate personalities in the broken soul. When it comes to understanding issues related to Satan, it is important to remember that Jesus told us to “be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.” (Matthew 10:16) If we are to be as wise as serpents, we must understand what gives them the right to trouble us, be aware of the tactics they use, and know how to recognize them when they are troubling us. This is not for the purpose of confronting demons. In 2 Corinthians 10, Paul makes it abundantly clear that the New Testament believer can receive freedom through the truth of Christ. We have learned that allowing battles with demons is neither necessary nor productive, when we have the truth of God’s Word and the victory of the cross empowering our work. However, as Jesus taught, there are advantages to being as wise as a serpent. Being aware of Satan’s schemes helps the minister to avoid deception and identify the type of truth that is require to set someone free. This is the reason we have made a careful study of these subjects. It is not to invite demonic encounters. We have learned that we can eliminate them from most ministry experiences. Manifestations are quickly quelled on the rare occasions that they do happen. Instead of focusing on demons, we have been led to minister by what Jesus made available to us through the cross. Therefore, this information has been included to help people understand how the broken soul can be manipulated by enemy strongholds. Once you recognize that something is from a stronghold, you can turn to the truth of the Word to destroy the stronghold. This allows freedom to be gained in peace. – “And the seed whose fruit is righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.” James 3:18 (NASB)
Sin, generational oppression, and the broken soulIf a buzzard came along and wanted to land on the side of smooth wall, it would not be able to without a perch. If it finds one, it may stay there as long as it wants – even make the wall its home. As long as the perch is there, it won’t do much good to shoo the bird off, because it can come right back. To get rid of the bird, you must take away its perch. This illustrates one of the most basic principles of spiritual warfare. Sin serves as a perch for demons in our lives. This sin can take many forms such as lies, pride, rebellion, unforgiveness, hate, resentment, ungodly soul ties, etc. At the root of most broken souls is generational sin that was passed down from parents to their children. When this happens, the flipside becomes the “perch” for an ancestral demon. Together, the flipside and the ancestral demon are a means through which generational sin can be inherited. The flipside is the largest single piece of legal ground the enemy has for oppressing the broken soul. In Mark Chapter 9, there is a story of a father who asked the disciples to cast a demon out of his little boy. Jesus, Peter, James, and John were away on the Mount of Transfiguration. The remaining disciples tried but could not cast it out. It is very important to note that the disciples had already been given authority straight from Jesus to cast out demons, but they could not cast this one out. This is because the demon had legal ground on which it could stay. That ground was the existence of the boy’s flipside. How do we know this? First, the original Greek alludes to the fact that this demon is generational. When Jesus explained why they could not cast this demon out, he said, “This kind can only come out by prayer” – verse 29. The Greek word for “kind” here is genos, which means “family, birth, descended, nation, native,” etc. All of these words refer to different forms of generations. Secondly, in verse 25 the father tells Jesus that the demon had been there since childhood. The Greek word translated “childhood” is paidiothen which means “from infancy.” Something gave the demon the right to be there at birth, before the child had done anything right or wrong. This would be an inheritance of generational sin, and the demon would be an ancestral demon.
The ancestral demonThe ancestral demon is present at birth. As previously mentioned, the flipside personality serves as its legal ground. We don’t often see evidence of the ancestral demon while children are young, but it is active nonetheless. Our counselees usually have alternate personalities under the age of 10. This is a reliable sign of demonic activity at those ages. In generationally oppressed counselees, we have worked with alternates under one year of age. In SRA victims, it is common to find alternates who broke off in the womb.
An ancestral strategy to steal identityWe previously wrote that a flipside rarely has a given name. This is the work of the ancestral demon. It is a strategy to steal the person’s identity in Christ. Our names were written in the Lamb’s Book of Life before the world was created. (Revelation 13:8) Our names identify us as a member of the royal family of God. If the ancestral can take your name and confuse your sense of identity in Christ, he gains additional power. The reverse is also true. The stronger your sense of identity in Christ (knowing that you belong to Christ), the more the ancestral will have to struggle. The ancestral demon doesn’t stop with preventing the flipside from having a name. It actually takes the formal name of the core personality, as on their birth certificate, as its own name. In my case the ancestral demon was named Mark Russell Evans. Because of this, we are very careful about how we address the core personality in ministry. If we don’t qualify who we want, the ancestral demon may say, “That’s my name” and may manifest. So we use the person’s birth certificate name, qualified by their age and age or date of salvation. The ancestral cannot answer to a name with those descriptions attached to it. Using the core’s name, the ancestral demon will try to act like a cancer that eats away at everything positive about their self-image. If it can convince them that they are worthless, it will have destroyed most of their ability to stand against its demonic activities. If they don’t feel worthy to be saved or loved by God, they can become putty in the demon’s destructive hands. In addition to this, the demon will be programming the flipside with its inheritance of generational sin and any other destructive influence it can bring into their broken soul.
The tactics of the ancestral demonAs the person with a broken soul grows up, the ancestral demon causes more alternates to be broken off. When this happens, he brings in a demon that has the new alternate as its territory. This new demon takes its orders from the ancestral. Like the ancestral, this new demon programs its alternate to carry out its purpose in the core’s life in unhealthy ways. Let’s say the alternate was broken off due to abuse. It may then have the role of protecting the core from anyone it labels as threatening. The demon may program the alternate to hate people and lash out at them so that they are pushed away. This of course, causes even more pain in the life of the core, and makes it easier for the ancestral to further its strategy of breaking off more alternates. For each new alternate that breaks off, another demon is brought in that claims it as its territory. All of the alternates are programmed by demons to produce destructive behavior that builds stress and spins off more alternates. At a minimum, a person with a broken soul will have one demon for each alternate. We find an average of five to nine alternates in most non-SRA counselees. Unfortunately, there are often double or more than number of demons. Some of those additional demons are described below.
Additional layers of demonic bondageUnfortunately, there is more to the ancestral’s ways than assigning demons to alternates. The most menacing type of oppression that we find in broken souls comes in the form of specialized demons that are trained to perfectly imitate real personalities. They do this in several forms. They can perfectly clone any other personality in the soul – the core, the flipside, and alternates. They can copy something in another person or invent a new demon-produced personality. These demons are so good at cloning that the core believes the demon is its own personality. (This is yet another way Satan tries to steal their identity in Christ. The demon, that has NO identity in Christ, makes the person think that it is part of them.) The most obvious sign of the clones is self-loathing, backwards thinking, and negative mindsets. But they do much more than influence thinking. Here’s an example of just how destructive demonic clones can be: Some counselees have made multiple commitments to Christ without experiencing any fruit that is evidence of salvation. They attend church, have personal quiet times, are faithful to God in their conduct, etc. However, they have never felt the presence or power of God, may have trouble understanding the Bible, etc. What usually happened is this: When they accepted Christ, a demonic clone of their core personality slipped in, undetected, and prayed the prayer of salvation to a demon named jesus (little “j,” a false god.) When we find evidence of this, we ask God to bring up the core personality, bind all demons and then lead the core to Christ. We went through this with a heavily oppressed counselee. When she returned the next day, she said she had gone home and read Psalm 91, and for the first time in her life, she understood God’s word. That is fruit in keeping with salvation! Another menacing type of clone is one of the opposite sex. In one example, a clone was brought into a young boy’s life when he was molested. The clone remained silent until he became a successful pastor with a family. Then the clone, which was of his grandmother’s personality, began expressing a normal female personality’s desire for other men. When this was expressed through the pastor, he began struggling with homosexuality. He almost lost his ministry and his family. Fortunately, Joe Allbright found the root of the problem and he was delivered. The biggest problem with these demon-personalities is that if they are not eradicated, they serve as secondary legal ground that allows every demon in the person to stay, even after healing all alternates. This happened to one of our first counselees. She had previously been through ministry for her broken soul with a good counselor. At that time, he did not know about clones. She came to us just as I was learning about clones. As a result of clones being left in her, she still had 61 demons.
Shared demonsShared demons, as their name implies, are shared between people. One common assignment for shared demons is to move back and forth between a husband and wife. The demon will cause the husband to behave harmfully while the wife is able to remain strong and stable. Then the situation will reverse, and the wife will act out while the husband becomes stable and strong again. This continues in a maniacal see-saw that instills a persistent frustration and often destroys any progress the couple makes in healing their troubled marriage. Shared demons are allowed in and out by a gatekeeper demon who controls the “gate” that allows demons to move in and out of someone’s life.
Special assignmentsAll types of demons can be brought in. For example, children may have a sexual assignment against them from a young age. The ancestral will coordinate with other demons on the outside to instill anyone old enough to commit a sexual act to make a move on the child. We see this in patterns of sexual abuse that repeat consistently throughout a life. The incidents may be a few years apart, but the pattern is consistent. Demons also are assigned addictive responsibilities such as drug addiction, alcohol addiction, pornography addiction, etc.
False medicatingDemons also produce something I’ll refer to as false medicating. For example, lust is an emotion that is based in emotional wounds such as anger, discouragement, or low self-esteem. Demons will suggest medicating that pain with pornography, masturbation, affairs, etc., in hopes of feeling better. The false sense of relief lasts only a few seconds. Then the person can become addicted to a harmful habit that causes more damage and opens the door to more demons. The downward spiral will have no end because it never reaches the point of bringing the desired satisfaction. Satan is never satisfied. The types of demonic assignments that can be in someone’s life are endless. In the broken soul, the problem is the presence of stubborn legal ground in unsaved alternate personalities.
A diagram of the broken soul
The inventoryThe above picture applies to non-SRA cases of the broken soul. It illustrates things that can be in a broken soul. (This is not the way every broken soul looks.) It illustrates:
- A core personality, a flipside personality, and five alternate personalities.
- Each of the personalities has a demonic clone that mimics its behavior, only driving it to greater levels of dysfunction.
- The black circles represent the ancestral demon and its network that programs the alternate personalities.
- There are two gatekeepers that control the traffic of shared demons.
- There is one demon masquerading as a personality – say a grandparent who may have been a Freemason.
- What is not shown here is that each of the demons can also be cloned including the ancestral demon. When this happens the counselor has to take extra care to be sure that he doesn’t leave the base demonic network in place.