Monday, August 09, 2010

Spirit of Heaviness and Oppression

Spirit of Heaviness


What is the Spirit of Heaviness

Isaiah 61:1-3 "The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; 2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn; 3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified."

Do you suffer from depression, unresolved grief and sorry or broken heart? You may be dealing with a Spirit of Heaviness.

Heaviness and oppression come out of the occult. The spirit of heaviness and oppression affects the nervous system and is referred to as depression. That means your seritonins are low causing the depression, grief and sorrow.

What are the Spirit of Heaviness?

Excessive Mourning

Spirit of Oppression

Sorrow – Grief


Self Pity is a spirit holding you to the hell of your past

Broken Heart



Suicidal Thoughts

Inner Hurts – Torn Spirit

Spirit of Rejection

Spirit of Heavineness

Self hatred


self accusation

Heaviness means " somewhat dark 5, darkish 1, wax dim 1, smoking 1, heaviness 1; 9 dim, dull, colourless, be dark, faint :". It is a word used in the bible to describe:

The Effect of a Spirit of Heaviness or spirit of oppression

It darkens our countenance: Our hearts are down cast. This spirit brings a "heaviness" over us..

It dims our vision, robs our hope. The room may actually look darker.

It brings a heavy, oppressive feeling. It quenches our faith.

It may come over many at once , like a plague. It can be like a cloud, hanging over you or even a place.

It causes us to isolate, it steals our love, makes us feel alone and steal your purpose and shut you down.

How do you get free from heaviness and oppression?

You have to put on the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness is wisdom. A spirit of Heaviness and oppression produces deep depresssion and a person might not be able to get free from the heaviness and will need deliverance from a deliverance ministry.

Depression or "heaviness" is a "spirit." When we are unaware of the devils schemes and the way to fight them, the result can be "a spirit of heaviness" that can paralyze us emotionally and steal our purpose and calling by shutting us down. How does he do that? Did you have dreams or goals that were unfulfilled? Many times the enemy comes to accuse or point out that God has failed us. That is a lie from the pit of hell but that is how the demonic spirits - to accuse God.

Or maybe you've had a loss suddenly from a loved one you cared about and are stuff in ungodly sorrow and grief? There is a time to grieve but there is a time to get past the grief. If you are still grieving and dealing with a spirit of heaviness or oppression over a year, then you are dealing with a Spirit of Heaviness.

The answer for a "spirit of heaviness" is the "garment of praise." Satan hates praise. Praise exalts Jesus no matter what the situation or circumstances are. It is putting our trust in him and through praise activates our faith to trust in him regardless what the circumstances looks like at the moment. You see praise ushers in light and life into our circumstances. It is the ultimate act of faith.

2 Corinthians 3:17 "The Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom."

Galatians 5:1 " Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage."

John 8:36 " Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed."

Only through Christ Jesus of Nazareth is their freedom in Him. He came to heal the brokenhearted from pain, deep sorrows, loss, grief, depression, unhappiness, discontentment, etc. Jesus experienced all these emotions especially rejection from his people. He came to give us life and he was rejected for our transgressions.

Discontentment is rooted in Envy and Jealousy of others. You are looking at what others have and not able to focus what God has given you and the enemy is robbing you of joy and peace in Him.

Jesus chose the path of being human to experience all of human emotions in life so that he can relate to us and as his word says, do intercession for us.

Hebrews 7:25 25 Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.

We do have an adversary - the devil and his demons and in every situation in our lives, Satan seeks to discredit God and get our eyes off Him. One of the surest signs that he has succeeded is a lack of praise and joy in our lives. Praise is so critical foundation in our lives that keeps the devil from oppressing and deceiving us. Praise is also a powerful force that repels a spirit of heaviness from our presence (Psalm 149:6) and ushers us into a the presence of God (Psalms 22:3 and 100:4)

In learning to overcome depression, we not only need to realize the devil's desire to assault us with a "spirit of heaviness," but we must also realize how important our confession is in defeating him. The words we speak with our mouths are very important. If our words are filled with discouragement and darkness, we have paved the way for forces of darkness to either begin or continue to oppress us. However, if our words are filled with hope, faith, and praise for God, we have opened the door for God to flood our lives with His light and power.

"Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit." Proverbs 18:21

Jesus said, "But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment. For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned." Matthew 12:36-37

Through prayer and proclamations of truth and praise, we have complete authority over every spirit of darkness and over the Spirit of Heaviness and Oppression. Don't let or allow the devil or his demons harass you regardless how you feel. Stand up and praise the Lord even when you don't feel like it. Find something to be thankful for. Thankfulness is another form of praise Giving God Praise and Glory in the midst of our situations or circumstances. It helps you keep your eyes on God and not on the world and helps you be content when the enemy wants you to become discontent in the things of God and make you believe God is not really for you. Sounds familiar! Didn't he do this to Eve?

You see praising the Lord and confessing truth of His Word is a powerful way to defeat the spirit of heaviness as well as lift off that spirit of heaviness off your life. If you've been in heaviness and grief or sorry for awhile, then it is a constant battle to get that spirit of heaviness off. It is a continual choice to continually praise and give thanksgiving to the Father.

To get someone free from a spirit of heaviness and oppression, you must first break the power of occult ic spirits and then the spirits of heaviness and oppression. Find out if they have been involved with occult ic type stuff and/or their family has participated with Freemasonry, Mormonism, Catholic church, etc. Then after they get delivered, have them listen to worship and praise and keep the garment of praise on them.

Overcoming the Spirit of Heaviness

Recognize it. This is not you, you are a child of God. This is not God's will for you. Romans 8:31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?

Don't believe anything negative you think under it's influence. Accept no criticism of yourself or others. 2 Corinthians 10:5 We destroy arguments and every proud obstacle to the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ, that means discern where your thoughts are coming from.

Repent and renounce for participating with a Spirit of Heaviness. 1 Corinthians 10:5 says to cast down all vain imaginations and that means anything that does not line up with the Word of God.

Put on the Garment of Praise (Is 61:3) This literally means to be "Wrapped Up In Praise" God has given it to you to put on. Take action including adoration, thanksgiving, singing and glorifying. Get loud, get definite, aggressive! Wrestle it down. (Eph.6) and break into the anointing.

by: Traci Morin, Touch of God International Ministries, a Christian Healing and Deliverance Ministry, Spiritual Warfare Prayer Setting Captives Free from demonic torment and sickness and disease.

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