Living In Victory Free From Depression

I have noticed that people who are going through a period of spiritual oppression have a liking for good worship sessions in the church and in particular where the Holy Spirit is working freely.

Victims of depression may wonder from church to church looking for a dose of relief

During worship and unknown to the victims, the unclean spirit of depression lifts from them as they come into the presence of the Holy Spirit. They then get a temporary dose of relief from their oppression and experience a period of peace that they are not used to. This is a good thing to them and makes them look around for these sessions. Some wonder from church to church looking for a church that has good worship sessions.

Be prepared for opposition when you offer spiritual help to victims of depression

If we live in discernment, we can spot these people and follow them up with discipleship and counselling. This will help them keep away the unclean spirits that are responsible for their depression.

It’s a challenge on how we do it because unclean spirits work in gangs to protect each other. They form layers of protection around their victim.

Let’s look at a typical example by starting with a spirit of pride in the outermost layer of the victim. Its main aim is to prevent you from reaching the victim. If you manage to pass this layer, the second layer gang members fall into place and are tasked with say setting you up for character assassination. They can use sensuality or slander whichever suits the situation. If you go past this layer the third layer can have mockery, hostility, demoralization, being demeaned or shown open prejudice. They are all used towards you so that you can feel bad about yourself and therefore run away from the victim without helping them.

Anyway, be prepared to go through lots of spiritual opposition as you help a victim who is seeking to be freed from a demonic oppression.

Depression is a spiritual problem

A person who has depression is demonised. It’s sounds unfair that a young, smart looking fellow and a dedicated Christian can have demons. Yes they can.

We are by default we are demonised with all types of unclean spirits as a result of our own disobedience or activities, unforgiveness and from generally our fallen nature.

If your parents or grandparents were involved in occultism, witchcraft,  were members of organisations involved in mass, ritual, religious, tribal or race killings or membership of secret societies then they committed  generational sins of idolatry. Such activities have a direct or indirect roots of idolatry and is clearly stated in the bible that these sins attract curses from God that flow down to the children and grandchildren. You need to deal with these sins as a matter of urgency. You need to renounce and repent these sins on behalf of your ancestors. If you are not sure, you should still do it. Don’t take any chances.

Getting rid of depression through medication

You may be treated medically for physical symptoms of say chemical imbalances but please note that the root cause of depression is spiritual. Once the spiritual threat has been eliminated by casting out the unclean spirit responsible that is living you , the body functions will heal themselves. You will respond to treatment quickly and will eventually cease to take medication.

If  the spiritual root of depression is not dealt with, then you may take medication for ever or invite other spiritual problems like self-harm.

Getting rid of depression through counselling

I will agree that if the source of the issue was a simple problem of unforgiveness of self, your spouse or parents, once you do it, the issue is corrected spiritually, your mindset changes, the unclean spirit leaves because it has no right to be in you and loses a foothold on your thought pattern.

In such a case, any counsellor will unknowingly help you get rid of a demon spirit without necessarily treating it a spiritual. This is not always the case.

Depression can be overcome spiritually through the Holy Spirit

The source of depression can be complex, ancestral or a result of a curse. In this instant you need the help of the Holy Spirit.

King Saul disobeyed God and ended up with a tormenting spirit that gave him depression and fear.

1 Samuel 16:14(NLT) Now the Spirit of the LORD had left Saul, and the LORD sent a tormenting spirit that filled him with depression and fear.

Around that time in a different location, a young lad by the name of David received the Holy Spirit after he was anointed by Samuel.

1 Samuel 16:13 (NIV) So Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the presence of his brothers, and from that day on the Spirit of the LORD came powerfully upon David…

The anointing of the Holy Spirit did not go unnoticed. People around David noticed that he was different from the others.

God was with David and when king Saul started being tormented by an evil spirit, they recommended the services of David to Saul.

1 Samuel 16:18 (NIV) One of the servants answered, “I have seen a son of Jesse of Bethlehem who knows how to play the lyre… He speaks well and is a fine-looking man. And the LORD is with him.”

King Saul sought help from the only Person Who could help and that was not David but the Holy Spirit living in David.

The services of the Holy Spirit

Please note that spiritual issues which include depression can only be resolved by the Holy Spirit in us or in other people.

David went to the presence of king Saul and worshipped God through music. Whenever he did this the depression on the king would lift and he felt OK.

1 Samuel 16:23 (NIV) Whenever the spirit from God came on Saul, David would take up his lyre and play. Then relief would come to Saul; he would feel better, and the evil spirit would leave him.

This experience must have inspired David to compose the following hymn.

Psalm 51:10 (kjv) Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.

It’s not a surprise that David knew about what it is to struggle with an unclean spirit. He saw it firsthand in Saul and I am sure in his own life too.

David also knew that unclean spirits leave us alone when we obey God, allow the Holy Spirit to dwell with us and constantly worship God in Spirit and in Truth. This delights God and sends the devils fleeing.

Jesus confirmed this in John 4:23 (NIV) Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.

Prophet Joel prophesied about the Holy Spirit coming to all people and not for the selected few like David, Moses, King Soul, the Prophets or the Judges .

He said that it will be for all people so, we have no shortage of persons to pray for us because there are many who are filled with the Holy Ghost in our world today.

Joel 2:28 (NIV) “And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people…

The birth of Jesus was the beginning of the fulfilment of this promise.

Luke 4:18-19 “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and … to set the oppressed free…“

Unlike David who was only able to relieve Saul from the torments of the unclean spirit, Jesus came not only to set us free but to prepare us for the infilling of the holy Spirit.

Just like David, if we embraced the Holy Spirit and worshipped God in Spirit and in truth, then we shall overcome all spiritual oppression.

God is willing to remove that spirit of desperation and fill us with a garment of praise that comes through the infilling of the Holy Spirit. This will make us shine for Him.

Isaiah 61:3 (NIV) and provide for those who grieve in Zion– to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the display of his splendor.

Let’s start by doing first things first; repent our sins, repent the sins of our ancestors and unconditionally forgive those that have wronged us.

When we’ve done this, lets totally believe in the Lord Jesus Christ for His salvation and desire to be filled by the Holy Spirit.

Let’s be filled with the Holy Spirit

If you’ve never heard of the Holy Spirit, you are not alone. Many people don’t know about Him. Acts 19:2 (NIV) and asked them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” They answered, “No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.”

The Holy Spirit gives us power against the enemy.

When we have this power, we are able to worship God and fight unclean spirits in other people or in us without fear or despair.

1 Samuel 16:23 (NIV) Whenever the spirit from God came on Saul, David would take up his lyre and play. Then relief would come to Saul; he would feel better, and the evil spirit would leave him.

David was full of devine courage and the unclean spirit in Saul left their presence whenever David started worshipping God with music.

Acts 1:8 (NIV) But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you…”

It’s biblical to ask someone who is living right and who has the Holy Spirit in them to lay hands on you to receive the infilling. This is not just anybody in the street and certainly not persons who waste other peoples time by bubbling nonsense. These are people who manifest the fruits of the Holy Spirit and certainly not the sexually immoral or gossipers or idolators. It’s all clear in Galatians 5:13-26

Acts 19:6 (NIV) When Paul placed his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they spoke in tongues and prophesied.

Once you are filled with the Holy Spirit, ask the unclean spirit of depression to leave your presence for ever. You don’t need to shout, demons are not deaf. You can quote scriptures as you do it.

Mark 16:7 (NIV) And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons…


A spiritual issue has no physical treatment. Many will choose to live on drugs to treat depression. This will never heal you but you will be hooked on drugs for ever. Instead enlist help (if you can’t do it yourself) to cast out all the unclean spirits living in you including that spirit of depression.

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