This book will startle you with well-documented evidence that the devil is out to destroy your household. With bold transparency, six families share their experiences with demonized chidren. This authoriative volume is heavily substantiated with scripture, and is just the wake up call parents need.
This is a "how-to" parenting guide. Deliverance, for the purpose of this book, is defined as "The act of receiving, or administering freedom, from spiritual bondages that were held in place by demonic spirits." This book has been written because while anyone could be the victim of a spiritual bondage, children are especially vulnerable. One couple who began moving in deliverance ministry back in 1967 notes that, "Without question the majority of demons encountered through ministry have entered the persons during childhood."
Foster and adoptive children are more susceptible to both physical and spiritual problems for a number of reasons. One of the more obvious reasons is that they were often unwanted. This can open them up to the spirits of failure and rejection. Because they were unwanted, they are often neglected in uteri, threatened with abortion, malnourished, exposed to drugs, cigarettes and alcohol, which leads to low birth weight, deformities and learning disabilities. In the spirit realm, it can lead to spirits of suicide, addiction and self-hate. If they were not given up at birth, they can be neglected, beaten, berated and sexually abused all before a foster or adoptive parent ever lays eyes on them.
Low self-esteem, homosexuality, promiscuity, abusive behavior, anorexia, and generational spirits or curses are all part and parcel of what may come with your innocent young waif. With the naive and loving hearts that most of us have, we will blindly assume that our love and affection will wash away all the hurt. We haven't realized that the above experiences have declared open season on our kids for a life long attack from the enemy, unless we raise up a standard of prayer and protection, healing and deliverance around them.
Also making this book a necessity is the fact that deliverance with children is slightly different in general from that of adults, although the principles set forth would also apply to adults.
As my son matured we realized that we were hopelessly in love with his smiling eyes and dimples. How could we not adopt him? He would be so traumatized to leave as he was so attached. Justin bonded to one person at a time and would accept no other for that period of time. Too afraid to sleep alone, he always insisted on sleeping in the room of whom ever was his favorite at the time. Much like a loyal puppy, only much more demanding. If it hadn't been for those eyes and those dimples I don't know where he'd be now. I can assure you that God tricked us into this assignment, because if we had known how hard it would be, we would have made a run for the hills.
MY NIGHTMARE BEGINITH
The “terrible-twos” hit, only these were the terrible, horrible, unbearable twos, magnified ten times. But that's normal, all kids go through that--or so social services told us. Demanding and controlling, but refusing to speak even though he could. It's really hard to please someone when you don't know what he wants. Your first instinct is to give him what he wants as quickly as possible to silence the screaming. The only problem with that short-term solution is that every time you comply, you have reinforced the behavior and taught them to repeat it.
I really have no idea how to put into mere words the next few years of hell that followed. We dealt with a minimum of one, twenty-minute uncontrollable tantrum each day, with some lasting as much as seventy minutes, plus one at nap time, plus several "mini" fits daily. It's really frustrating to spend half an hour trying to enforce a two minute time-out as holes are being kicked in the wall by the screaming toddler. Now, I have to tell you, statements like "I hate you," "I hate this house," “I'm going to kill you," and "I'm going to kill myself" just aren't that common from a pre-schooler. Especially when the trigger is something simple like "I'm sorry son, I don't know where you left your toy."