For weeks, the ad above (specific contact information removed) has appeared in major newspapers. Saying that “ADDICTION IS NOT YOUR FAULT” is dangerous because it connotes an underlying assumption. If you’re an addict, don’t blame yourself. I agree that shaming people won’t necessarily help them overcome an addiction. They’re already shamed by their dependency and heaping more guilt on them won’t help. But completely letting them off the hook by suggesting the addict bears no blame for his condition is going a bit too far. Here are the facts: In 2017 there were 72,000 overdose deaths in America. Opioids were responsible for 68% of those deaths; 11.4 million Americans misuse pain medication; nearly a million people use heroin.
Of those who see us for Personal Spiritual Encounters, most battle an addiction – drugs, alcohol, sex, or gambling. Often, that root is demonic. I’m all for the good work that various recovery programs provide, but without Jesus AND EXORCISM, the recidivism rate is shocking. To get free and stay free of addictions requires a spiritual solution that usually involves hard-core deliverance.
Here’s what I’ve found about addictions in 40+ years of counseling ministry:
- Addictions are influenced by ancestral, generational bloodlines.
- Most addicts come from alcohol or drug dependent families.
- The demonic root of addiction must be removed.
Addiction dependency is influenced by character flaws, family dynamics, bad choices, and generational curses. These issues must be faced, or the addiction won’t be conquered. Telling people that addiction isn’t their fault only helps short term. Getting to the demonic roots of generational evil removes the underlying causes of addiction at the core. If a demon is driving the addiction, no amount of rehabilitation will be successful for long.
For 2019, we’re launching special Addiction Encounters, interventions that emphasize the spiritual cause and cure of addictions. Our approach is based on five principles:
- Overcoming addiction means taking responsibility for sinful choices.
- Freedom requires uncovering the generational curses driving addictions.
- Accountability to church, family, and friends is part of the solution.
- Attention to behavioral healing is crucial for long term stability.
- Casting out the demons driving the addiction is necessary in many cases.
If you or someone you know is bound by addiction, don’t waste more time on solutions that don’t work because they don’t face the real problem – sin and Satan.
THE JOURNEY TO FREEDOM BEGINS BY GETTING RID OF YOUR DEMONS!
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