I want to give you a peek into what happens in the spiritual realm when men AND women get addicted to pornography.
It is by opening the eyes of our hearts that we can use our spiritual senses to assess the demonic warfare and use the correct spiritual weapon to battle the enemy of our souls.
Even if you don’t personally struggle with pornography, this in-depth look at how the enemy “hooks” people will give you understanding… and probably a little compassion for their struggle.
I will also give you some spiritual warfare tools to get free yourself – or to help set others free.
The clearest way to show you the scheme of the enemy is to look at what happened to Solomon.
Solomon lost his entire kingdom because he was addicted to sex.
When I was teaching my boys about the Kings of Israel, I taught them that Saul had no heart for God. David had a whole heart for God...and Solomon had half a heart for God. All three of these men were flawed. The difference between them was their fruit when they were confronted with sin.
Saul didn’t care. He had a cold heart.
David was crushed. He had a hot heart.
And Solomon wanted to have it both ways. He had a lukewarm heart. Solomon wanted God but he also wanted his wives.
These foreign women enticed him and he began to worship other gods…
“King Solomon, however, loved many foreign women besides Pharaoh’s daughter—Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Sidonians and Hittites. 2 They were from nations about which the Lord had told the Israelites, “You must not intermarry with them, because they will surely turn your hearts after their gods.” Nevertheless, Solomon held fast to them in love. 3 He had seven hundred wives of royal birth and three hundred concubines, and his wives led him astray. 4 As Solomon grew old, his wives turned his heart after other gods, and his heart was not fully devoted to the Lord his God, as the heart of David his father had been. 5 He followed Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians…” I Kings 11:1-5a
Look at the first god(dess) that Solomon worships… her name is Ashtoreth. She is the goddess of sexuality and fertility. She is actually worshipped through sex acts. She has other names as well – Queen of Heaven, Jezebel, Asherah, Isis – the enemy has many names but it is the same spirit. Solomon worshiped an idol of sex and lust. This turned his heart away from God. It says that Solomon held fast to them in love. This is because the devil knew exactly how to draw him away.
It is not a coincidence that the first idol the Bible mentions Solomon worshiping is Ashtoreth. Because when we worship idols, we join ourselves to them.
Idols, Demons, and Sin Energy
All idols are actually demons. Paul says in 1 Corinthians 10:20 “…the sacrifices of pagans are offered to demons, not to God, and I do not want you to be participants with demons.”
It’s like we take an electrical cord from our minds and our souls and plug directly into the evil spirit. Then there is an exchange of sin energy. We get “energy” from worshiping the idol. (Solomon got an emotional high from worshiping the goddess of sex.)
And we give “energy” to the spiritual demon by submitting to it through worship. Whatever we worship has power over us. What Solomon did when he worshipped the goddess of sex was to hand over a piece of his mind and his soul and he was grafted into Ashteroth.
Even though he knew he should repent and heard the call of Father God to come back… he literally could not do it. He had a covenant with it and was now married to Ashteroth. Now that Solomon was intertwined with a demon, there was no way that demon was going to let go. And in all honesty, Solomon obviously liked how he felt when he worshiped that demon.
If you love pornography more than you love God, the same thing that happened to Solomon will happen to you.
If you are half-hearted about walking away from your demon worship, you can never be fully delivered. Also – if you want to be set free for selfish reasons it probably won’t stick.
If you want to get rid of pornography because of what other people might think of you or if you want to get rid of it because you might lose your job or your family then the deliverance won’t stick.
However… for men and women who DO love God more than their pornography there is good news.
If you are willing to give up the agreement you have made with pornography and sex, and if you are willing to run after the heart of God no matter the cost – the blood of Jesus has made a way for your deliverance.
Weapons of our Warfare
The key to getting free and staying free is untangling yourself from this demon by using the spiritual weapons that tear down strongholds. You cannot get free from a demon by “trying hard enough.”
Getting free means that you cut off the STRONG-hold that the demon has over you by using spiritual weapons.
The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. 2 Corinthians 10:4
We must use our powers of binding and loosing. When getting from pornography and sex addiction there are two different tools we must use.
First, we must issue a certificate of divorce from the covenant with the demons. There are a trio of three demonic powers that “travel” together.
This trio is Baal (who is the god of rebellion), The Queen of Heaven [another name for Ashtoreth] (the goddess of sex and manipulation), and Leviathan (the god of pride and truth twisting).
If you have made a covenant with one of these – you’ve made a covenant with all three. Therefore, we must pray for a certificate of divorce from all three at the same time. This is a form of “loosing” them from your spirit, soul, and body.
The second weapon we must use is against Lucifer himself. He is the one who offered the forbidden fruit and by taking the forbidden fruit you also have made a covenant with him. So a second “untangling” or “loosing” is necessary.
You can find both of those prayers below.
I can tell you that I know of men who have wholeheartedly returned to the Lord after suffering the damage of pornography in their souls who have been completely freed after praying these untangling prayers.
They can still hear the invitation of the spirit to join her… but they can easily bat down the invitation with their armor. Before they prayed the prayer of untangling, nothing was strong enough to resist her except for extreme isolation filled with harsh rules and regulations. But God’s true freedom should not feel like bondage.
Freedom is free. True freedom can walk past temptation without a second look.
I pray for each of you who are struggling with pornography and addiction. I decree and declare over every one of you that if you truly want Jesus over pornography – it can be yours today! Satan – let them go in Jesus name!
Come before the Lord knowing you are His son or daughter and that the devil has already been defeated by the blood of Jesus. Binding and loosing the devil is your RIGHT! Pray this prayer with faith!
Untangling/Loosing Baal-Queen of Heaven-Leviathan Prayer
1. Lord I ask for forgiveness for myself and person in my generational line for cooperating with Baal, Queen of Heaven, Leviathan and the spirit of seduction.
2. Lord I ask for a divorce from them.
3. I reject them from the throne of my life along with her promises and lies.
4. I take back everything they have stolen from me.
5. I wash them in the blood of Jesus and place the blood of Jesus between me and Baal, Queen of Heaven, and Leviathan and every future generation.
6. I decree an everlasting restraining order against Baal, Queen of Heaven, and Leviathan in Jesus Name.
7. I pray that You would remove all faulty wiring from my mind and replace it with the wiring of holiness according to the Kingdom of Heaven.
8. I speak to my spirit, soul, and body and decree that you are released from any effects of the Baal, Queen of Heaven, and Leviathan and I receive the blessing of a wholeness over my spirit, soul, and body.
9. Father I give you my shame and I ask You to restore our relationship.
1. I ask forgiveness for receiving the forbidden fruit from Lucifer.
2. I sever soul ties and influence from Lucifer.
3. I reject every gift offered from him.
4. I take back everything he swindled from me.
5. I wash them in the blood of Jesus and place the blood of Jesus between me and Lucifer and every future generation.
6. I declare he is no longer allowed to follow me.
7. I ask You to remove all faulty wiring from my mind and replace it with the wiring of holiness according to the Kingdom of Heaven.
8. I speak to my body and say, you are released from any effects of Lucifer and I receive the blessing of wholeness over my body, mind and spirit.
Remember, this prayer is not a magic pill. The person needing deliverance must continually take steps toward the Lord. This prayer is meant to be a powerful aid in the process of deliverance. Don't stop pursuing the Lord!
Be sure to Seal UP any warfare... in saying this sealing up prayer - you protect yourself from backlash. When we uproot demons - we need to replace what was uprooted with God's Kingdom! Use wisdom in warfare! Protect yourself...
Sealing Up Prayer
1. We thank You with all of our hearts Lord! We establish everything we just prayed through the blood of Jesus Christ we seal it up like a Ziploc bag. Nothing can be taken from what we just did. Lord send your angels to protect the land we just took from the enemy.
2. We pray that all demonic debris would be swept up to the feet of Jesus Christ.
3. We pray that life would inhabit every place that was just uprooted.
4. We come against demonic rulers, authorities, powers and evil spirits along with their works, fruits, roots, tentacles and links.
5. We pray for hedge of protection by the blood of Jesus around every person. We pray a hedge around our minds, homes, families , finances, possessions, health, jobs and ministries.
6. We release legions warring angels to go out against the backlash and the Queen of Heaven, Baal, Lucifer, and Leviathan.
7. We pray for a spirit of judgment and fire to come against the devourer, the destroyer, famine and spoilers in Jesus name!
8. We declare that we are hidden in you and that our exploits will not be recorded in hell.
9. We pray for the plunder from our efforts and We pray for the healing to begin. We bind to ourselves prosperity and increase in every way over our lives.
(c) 2018 Tisha Sledd