This disease [alcoholism], brought on by habitual excessive drunkenness [addiction], cannot be cured until the other strongholds involved are dealt with. Alcoholism is one of the last stages of a segment in spiritual warfare. If allowed to remain, it brings death.
Even if a person is in remission, other strongholds may remain. [Many former alcoholics still smoke heavily, rely on drugs, caffeine, or other addictions to keep them from drinking.]
Therefore, a person in remission who has not been delivered from all strongholds involved [in bringing on the stronghold of alcoholism] will never be able to take another drink of wine or fermented fruit [without bringing alcoholism back.]
Remember, Jesus had authority over all demonic strongholds and all disease caused by them. He gave his disciples [those who were with him, and those who would come later]. the authority to continue.
1. Repent and turn from any [evil] or wrong you participate in, or have participated in, that sets itself up against God’s will.
2 Peter 3:9 The Lord does not delay and is not tardy or slow about what He promises, according to some people’s conception of slowness, but He is long-suffering (extraordinarily patient) toward you, not desiring that any should perish, but that all should turn to repentance.
2. Forgive all who have caused you grief in any way at any time. Forgive yourself.
Luke 11:4 And forgive us our sins, for we ourselves also forgive everyone who is indebted to us [who has offended us or done us wrong]. And bring us not into temptation but rescue us from evil.
3. Trust God to be the authority over your life permanently. Immerse yourself in the word of God and allow the Holy Spirit to take dominion in your life.
Luke 17:6And the Lord answered, If you had faith (trust and confidence in God) even [so small] like a grain of mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, Be pulled up by the roots, and be planted in the sea, and it would obey you.
4. Pray in the name of Jesus Christ to the Father daily and often. Pray with others every time you sense that something is trying to take hold of you.
John 14:13 I will do anything you ask the Father in my name so that the Father will be given glory because of the Son.
Matthew 18:19 Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.
5. Determine to take authority over alcoholism and any other demonic stronghold in your life for the rest of your life.
Matthew 8:16 In the evening the people brought him many who were possessed by demons. He forced the evil spirits out of people with a command and cured everyone who was sick.
Matthew 28:18When Jesus came near, he spoke to them. He said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
John 14:12 “I can guarantee this truth: Those who believe in me will do the things that I am doing. They will do even greater things because I am going to the Father.
Written by Christian author, Pola Muzyka.
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